The table below looks at the statistics 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 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 23 33 -
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 24 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 6.30% 0.72% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 77.42% 11.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 20 1 0
Average daily rate
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£444 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 - -
Microsoft Azure
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Cloud Services Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
31 18 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 8.14% 6.52% 3.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 10 6
Average daily rate £438 £425 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £465 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.23 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+30.62% -11.66%

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 January 2015.

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 January 2015. 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 - 15 £450 - 1
Microsoft Azure
East of England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 60 (85.71%) E-Commerce
2 52 (74.29%) IIS
3 50 (71.43%) .NET
3 50 (71.43%) Windows
4 47 (67.14%) Microsoft
5 46 (65.71%) Active Directory
6 38 (54.29%) Amazon AWS
7 37 (52.86%) SCOM
8 31 (44.29%) Web Services
9 29 (41.43%) PowerShell
10 27 (38.57%) SCCM
11 26 (37.14%) DHCP
11 26 (37.14%) FTP
11 26 (37.14%) DNS
12 25 (35.71%) Akamai
13 24 (34.29%) MS Excel
13 24 (34.29%) C#
14 15 (21.43%) ASP.NET
15 13 (18.57%) Configuration Management
16 12 (17.14%) Opscode Chef
17 11 (15.71%) Legal
17 11 (15.71%) VB
17 11 (15.71%) Team Foundation Server
17 11 (15.71%) Confluence
18 10 (14.29%) SOA
18 10 (14.29%) SLA
18 10 (14.29%) Git (software)
19 9 (12.86%) DevOps
19 9 (12.86%) Windows Server 2003
19 9 (12.86%) Windows Server 2008

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 52 (74.29%) IIS
2 11 (15.71%) Confluence
3 4 (5.71%) CMS
Applications
1 24 (34.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 38 (54.29%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (12.86%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.43%) SaaS
4 1 (1.43%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 26 (37.14%) DHCP
1 26 (37.14%) FTP
1 26 (37.14%) DNS
2 2 (2.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.29%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.43%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (15.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 8 (11.43%) JIRA
3 8 (11.43%) TeamCity
4 6 (8.57%) FinalBuilder
5 3 (4.29%) Log4Net
6 1 (1.43%) Subversion
6 1 (1.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (15.71%) Legal
2 4 (5.71%) Retail
3 3 (4.29%) Finance
3 3 (4.29%) Publishing
4 2 (2.86%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.86%) Electronics
4 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.86%) Marketing
5 1 (1.43%) Games
Job Titles
1 32 (45.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 24 (34.29%) Web Engineer
3 15 (21.43%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (14.29%) Configuration Engineer
5 8 (11.43%) Architect
5 8 (11.43%) Software Engineer
6 7 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (10.00%) Software Configuration Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Web Support Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) Web Architect
9 2 (2.86%) Administrator
9 2 (2.86%) Developer
9 2 (2.86%) Web Developer
9 2 (2.86%) Systems Administrator
9 2 (2.86%) Senior Solutions Architect
9 2 (2.86%) Windows Systems Administrator
9 2 (2.86%) Windows Administrator
9 2 (2.86%) Head of Development
9 2 (2.86%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (71.43%) .NET
2 31 (44.29%) Web Services
3 15 (21.43%) ASP.NET
4 5 (7.14%) .NET Framework
5 4 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (4.29%) WCF
6 3 (4.29%) MSMQ
7 2 (2.86%) jQuery
7 2 (2.86%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (1.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (1.43%) LINQ to SQL
8 1 (1.43%) REST
8 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 1 (1.43%) LINQ
8 1 (1.43%) JSON
8 1 (1.43%) ADO.NET
8 1 (1.43%) CSS
8 1 (1.43%) XML
8 1 (1.43%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.86%) DTV
2 1 (1.43%) Algorithms
2 1 (1.43%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 50 (71.43%) Windows
2 9 (12.86%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (12.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (85.71%) E-Commerce
2 13 (18.57%) Configuration Management
3 10 (14.29%) SOA
4 9 (12.86%) DevOps
4 9 (12.86%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (11.43%) Database Security
6 5 (7.14%) ITIL
6 5 (7.14%) Project Management
7 4 (5.71%) MVC
7 4 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (4.29%) Web Development
8 3 (4.29%) Scrum
8 3 (4.29%) Software Engineering
8 3 (4.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (2.86%) Programme Management
9 2 (2.86%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (2.86%) Network Load Balancing
9 2 (2.86%) Digital Marketing
9 2 (2.86%) Capacity Planning
10 1 (1.43%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 29 (41.43%) PowerShell
2 24 (34.29%) C#
3 11 (15.71%) VB
4 4 (5.71%) SQL
5 1 (1.43%) Golang
5 1 (1.43%) Ruby
5 1 (1.43%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.43%) VBScript
5 1 (1.43%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.43%) PHP
5 1 (1.43%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (65.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 37 (52.86%) SCOM
2 27 (38.57%) SCCM
3 12 (17.14%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (10.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 47 (67.14%) Microsoft
2 25 (35.71%) Akamai
3 2 (2.86%) SAP
4 1 (1.43%) hybris
4 1 (1.43%) KANA