The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Suffolk with a requirement for Microsoft Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
East of England / Suffolk
Rank 24 - 27
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 6 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 3.39% - 0.54%
As % of the Cloud Services category 20.69% - 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Median daily rate £491 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -57.85% +40.00%  

Microsoft Azure is in the cloud computing skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Suffolk with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Suffolk
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 29 2 4
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 16.38% 1.08% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 2 2
Median daily rate £410 £325 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.15% -5.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £245 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £405 £389
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -12.79% -13.35%  

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Suffolk

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Suffolk citing Microsoft Azure as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Azure in Suffolk

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Suffolk.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Azure in Suffolk

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Suffolk over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Suffolk

Microsoft Azure
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Ipswich - 6 £500 - 4
Bury St Edmunds - 1 £288 -
Microsoft Azure
East of England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Suffolk region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) Migration
2 5 (50.00%) Office 365
3 4 (40.00%) Data Centre
3 4 (40.00%) .NET
3 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 4 (40.00%) CRM
3 4 (40.00%) SharePoint
3 4 (40.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (30.00%) High Availability
4 3 (30.00%) C#
4 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (30.00%) Windows
4 3 (30.00%) IaaS
4 3 (30.00%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (20.00%) PaaS
5 2 (20.00%) EMC VNX
5 2 (20.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (20.00%) Advertising
5 2 (20.00%) Firewall
5 2 (20.00%) HP
5 2 (20.00%) Dell
5 2 (20.00%) EMC
5 2 (20.00%) SAN
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (20.00%) vSphere
5 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (40.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (50.00%) Office 365
2 4 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (30.00%) IaaS
4 2 (20.00%) PaaS
4 2 (20.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Firewall
1 2 (20.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Big Data
1 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (20.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Consultant
2 3 (30.00%) Azure Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Cloud Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) CRM Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) CRM Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Data Centre Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) EMC Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Lead Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (10.00%) SAN Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (20.00%) EMC VNX
3 1 (10.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Migration
2 4 (40.00%) CRM
3 3 (30.00%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (30.00%) High Availability
4 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Capacity Management
5 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
5 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (10.00%) ERP
5 1 (10.00%) IT Strategy
5 1 (10.00%) ITIL
5 1 (10.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 1 (10.00%) Network Design
5 1 (10.00%) SIEM
5 1 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (10.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) C#
1 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (20.00%) vSphere
2 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Dell
2 2 (20.00%) EMC
2 2 (20.00%) HP
2 2 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) Barracuda Networks
3 1 (10.00%) CyberArk
3 1 (10.00%) Imperva
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) Qualys
3 1 (10.00%) Splunk
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