The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 9 11 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 8.11% 3.85% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 75.00% 66.67% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£638 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £406 £400
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

Cloud Services Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
4 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 10.81% 5.77% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate £638 £388 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.51% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £394
% change year-on-year
- +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.23 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+30.62% -9.34%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Cloud Services category.

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

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

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Bedford region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Azure.

1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) MVC
1 4 (100.00%) WCF
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (75.00%) jQuery
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (50.00%) SOA
3 2 (50.00%) CSS
3 2 (50.00%) Web Services
3 2 (50.00%) HTML
3 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (50.00%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (25.00%) HTML5
4 1 (25.00%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (25.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (25.00%) LINQ to SQL
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 1 (25.00%) Facebook
4 1 (25.00%) Facebook Platform
4 1 (25.00%) Twitter
4 1 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (25.00%) LESS
4 1 (25.00%) Xamarin

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Azure. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) Facebook Platform
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (25.00%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Solutions Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Architect
2 1 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (100.00%) WCF
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (75.00%) jQuery
3 2 (50.00%) CSS
3 2 (50.00%) Web Services
3 2 (50.00%) HTML
3 2 (50.00%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (25.00%) HTML5
4 1 (25.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (25.00%) LINQ to SQL
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 1 (25.00%) LESS
4 1 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (25.00%) LINQ
4 1 (25.00%) ADO.NET
4 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (25.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) MVC
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (50.00%) SOA
4 1 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (25.00%) Multithreading
4 1 (25.00%) OO
4 1 (25.00%) OOD
4 1 (25.00%) Web Development
4 1 (25.00%) TDD
4 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Objective-C
3 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (25.00%) PHP
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) C++
3 1 (25.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Facebook
2 1 (25.00%) Twitter
2 1 (25.00%) Xamarin
2 1 (25.00%) Google