The first table below looks at the demand for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category for the Bedfordshire region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 45 27 42
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +15
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 5 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.03% 1.79% 0.70%
As % of the Cloud Services category 29.41% 57.14% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
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£425 £438 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +29.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - £13.50
Cloud Services Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
17 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.50% 3.13% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 2
Average daily rate £425 £425 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+29.16% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £32.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-50.00% +137.03%
Microsoft Azure
East of England

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

Microsoft Azure
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -14 5 £425 -2.85% 3
Bedford - - - - 1
Microsoft Azure
East of England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 6 (100.00%) IIS
1 6 (100.00%) Web Services
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 6 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (83.33%) Git (software)
2 5 (83.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (83.33%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (83.33%) DevOps
2 5 (83.33%) .NET
2 5 (83.33%) PowerShell
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (66.67%) JIRA
3 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 4 (66.67%) VB
3 4 (66.67%) Confluence
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (50.00%) Artifactory
4 3 (50.00%) TeamCity
4 3 (50.00%) C#
4 3 (50.00%) MSMQ
4 3 (50.00%) CMDB
4 3 (50.00%) Log4Net
5 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
5 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
6 1 (16.67%) Akamai
6 1 (16.67%) Puppet
6 1 (16.67%) FinalBuilder

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 6 (100.00%) IIS
2 4 (66.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) DHCP
1 1 (16.67%) FTP
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Git (software)
1 5 (83.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (66.67%) JIRA
3 3 (50.00%) TeamCity
3 3 (50.00%) Log4Net
3 3 (50.00%) Artifactory
4 1 (16.67%) FinalBuilder
General
1 1 (16.67%) Publishing
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Configuration Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Software Configuration Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Software Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Web Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) Web Services
2 5 (83.33%) .NET
3 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET
4 3 (50.00%) MSMQ
5 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Configuration Management
2 5 (83.33%) DevOps
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) PowerShell
2 4 (66.67%) VB
3 3 (50.00%) C#
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (83.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (16.67%) SCOM
2 1 (16.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) Akamai
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