The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 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 April 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.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
South East / West Sussex
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 68 58
Rank change year-on-year +21 -10  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 19 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 3.33% 0.98% 0.52%
As % of the Cloud Services category 48.72% 23.33% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 3
Median daily rate £500 £375 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +29.31%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.17% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £80.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -78.75% +185.71%  

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 West Sussex with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
West Sussex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 39 30 18
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 6.84% 4.19% 3.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 19 5
Median daily rate £500 £350 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.85% +20.68%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £435 £400
% change year-on-year +3.44% +8.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.75% -20.00%  

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Sussex 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 West Sussex

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Azure in West Sussex

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in West Sussex over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in West Sussex

Microsoft Azure
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

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 West Sussex region over the 3 months to 23 April 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
Worthing - 6 £488 - 1
Crawley +7 3 £500 +25.00% 3
Chichester - 1 - -
Microsoft Azure
South East

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 West Sussex region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 24 (64.86%) Microsoft
2 20 (54.05%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (48.65%) Web Services
4 12 (32.43%) CRM
5 10 (27.03%) PaaS
5 10 (27.03%) IaaS
6 9 (24.32%) Analytics
6 9 (24.32%) DevOps
6 9 (24.32%) Migration
7 8 (21.62%) SQL
7 8 (21.62%) RESTful
7 8 (21.62%) SaaS
7 8 (21.62%) TOGAF
7 8 (21.62%) Mobile App
7 8 (21.62%) IT Strategy
8 7 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (18.92%) Dynamics CRM
8 7 (18.92%) Apple iOS
8 7 (18.92%) Data Modelling
9 6 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (16.22%) Dell
9 6 (16.22%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (16.22%) Boomi
9 6 (16.22%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (13.51%) Matrix Organization
10 5 (13.51%) Data Architecture
10 5 (13.51%) Degree
10 5 (13.51%) Data Migration
11 4 (10.81%) Customer Engagement
11 4 (10.81%) R

Microsoft Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex 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 2 (5.41%) Drupal
2 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (18.92%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (54.05%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (27.03%) IaaS
2 10 (27.03%) PaaS
3 8 (21.62%) SaaS
4 6 (16.22%) Boomi
5 3 (8.11%) Office 365
6 2 (5.41%) iPaaS
6 2 (5.41%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) Firewall
2 2 (5.41%) Internet
2 2 (5.41%) MPLS
2 2 (5.41%) VPN
3 1 (2.70%) DHCP
3 1 (2.70%) DNS
3 1 (2.70%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) Power BI
2 3 (8.11%) Big Data
3 2 (5.41%) SAP HANA
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.70%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.70%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.70%) MySQL
4 1 (2.70%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) JIRA
1 3 (8.11%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.70%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.70%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (8.11%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Banking
2 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (43.24%) Architect
2 7 (18.92%) Developer
2 7 (18.92%) Lead DevOps
2 7 (18.92%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (13.51%) Data Architect
3 5 (13.51%) Digital Architect
3 5 (13.51%) Digital Solutions Architect
4 4 (10.81%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 4 (10.81%) Cloud Architect
4 4 (10.81%) Power BI Developer
5 3 (8.11%) AWS Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Azure DevOps
5 3 (8.11%) Enterprise Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Enterprise Data Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Azure Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Azure Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (48.65%) Web Services
2 8 (21.62%) RESTful
3 4 (10.81%) .NET
4 3 (8.11%) React
5 2 (5.41%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.70%) .NET Core
6 1 (2.70%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (2.70%) CSS
6 1 (2.70%) Entity Framework
6 1 (2.70%) HTML
6 1 (2.70%) JSON
6 1 (2.70%) REST
6 1 (2.70%) SOAP
6 1 (2.70%) XML
6 1 (2.70%) XSD
6 1 (2.70%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) Mobile App
2 3 (8.11%) Data Structures
3 2 (5.41%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (5.41%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.70%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.70%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.92%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.41%) Windows
3 1 (2.70%) Linux
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (32.43%) CRM
2 9 (24.32%) Analytics
2 9 (24.32%) DevOps
2 9 (24.32%) Migration
3 8 (21.62%) IT Strategy
3 8 (21.62%) TOGAF
4 7 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (18.92%) Data Modelling
5 6 (16.22%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (16.22%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (13.51%) Data Architecture
6 5 (13.51%) Data Migration
6 5 (13.51%) Matrix Organization
7 4 (10.81%) Customer Engagement
7 4 (10.81%) Scrum
7 4 (10.81%) UML
8 3 (8.11%) ETL
8 3 (8.11%) Feasibility Study
8 3 (8.11%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.62%) SQL
2 4 (10.81%) Python
2 4 (10.81%) R
3 3 (8.11%) C#
4 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) Degree
2 4 (10.81%) MCSD
2 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.70%) CISM
3 1 (2.70%) CISSP
3 1 (2.70%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.70%) PMP
3 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.70%) SANS
3 1 (2.70%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) GDPR
2 2 (5.41%) QA
3 1 (2.70%) COBIT
3 1 (2.70%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.70%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.70%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 24 (64.86%) Microsoft
2 6 (16.22%) Dell
3 3 (8.11%) SAP
4 2 (5.41%) Ariba
4 2 (5.41%) Blue Coat
4 2 (5.41%) Concur
4 2 (5.41%) F5
4 2 (5.41%) MobileIron
4 2 (5.41%) Tumbleweed
5 1 (2.70%) Cisco
5 1 (2.70%) NetApp
5 1 (2.70%) Tableau
5 1 (2.70%) VMware