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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 23 37 42
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 29 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 6.04% 0.36% 1.70%
As % of the Cloud Services category 78.38% 20.00% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 1 3
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£425 £425 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £335 £400
% change year-on-year
+23.13% -16.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
- +51.85%
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
37 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 7.71% 1.81% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 4 6
Average daily rate £425 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £425 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £513 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -26.78%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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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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 -1 18 £425 - 3
Bedford - 1 £385 -
Microsoft Azure
East of England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 28 (93.33%) Windows
2 26 (86.67%) IIS
3 23 (76.67%) PowerShell
4 20 (66.67%) .NET
4 20 (66.67%) E-Commerce
5 18 (60.00%) Active Directory
5 18 (60.00%) Configuration Management
6 17 (56.67%) Opscode Chef
7 16 (53.33%) ASP.NET
7 16 (53.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (50.00%) Git (software)
8 15 (50.00%) VB
8 15 (50.00%) C#
8 15 (50.00%) Confluence
9 14 (46.67%) Web Services
9 14 (46.67%) Microsoft
9 14 (46.67%) Amazon AWS
10 13 (43.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (40.00%) SCOM
11 12 (40.00%) JIRA
12 11 (36.67%) TeamCity
13 10 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
14 9 (30.00%) DHCP
14 9 (30.00%) FTP
14 9 (30.00%) DNS
14 9 (30.00%) DevOps
15 8 (26.67%) MS Excel
15 8 (26.67%) Puppet
15 8 (26.67%) Legal
16 7 (23.33%) FinalBuilder

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 26 (86.67%) IIS
2 15 (50.00%) Confluence
3 3 (10.00%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (26.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 14 (46.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 9 (30.00%) DHCP
1 9 (30.00%) FTP
1 9 (30.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (53.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 12 (40.00%) JIRA
4 11 (36.67%) TeamCity
5 7 (23.33%) FinalBuilder
6 6 (20.00%) Log4Net
7 3 (10.00%) Artifactory
8 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
8 1 (3.33%) Subversion
General
1 8 (26.67%) Legal
2 4 (13.33%) Retail
3 3 (10.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (46.67%) Configuration Engineer
2 9 (30.00%) Software Engineer
2 9 (30.00%) Software Configuration Engineer
3 7 (23.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (20.00%) Web Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) Web Support Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) Support Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Web Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Configuration Manager
8 1 (3.33%) Software Manager
8 1 (3.33%) Release Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Software Configuration Manager
8 1 (3.33%) Build and Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (66.67%) .NET
2 16 (53.33%) ASP.NET
3 14 (46.67%) Web Services
4 6 (20.00%) .NET Framework
4 6 (20.00%) MSMQ
5 1 (3.33%) CSS
5 1 (3.33%) HTML
5 1 (3.33%) ADO.NET
5 1 (3.33%) WCF
5 1 (3.33%) LINQ
5 1 (3.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (3.33%) LINQ to SQL
5 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) CMDB
2 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 28 (93.33%) Windows
2 13 (43.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 18 (60.00%) Configuration Management
3 9 (30.00%) DevOps
4 5 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (16.67%) Database Security
5 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (13.33%) ITIL
6 2 (6.67%) Project Management
7 1 (3.33%) MVC
7 1 (3.33%) OOD
7 1 (3.33%) OO
7 1 (3.33%) TDD
7 1 (3.33%) Software Engineering
7 1 (3.33%) Web Development
7 1 (3.33%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 23 (76.67%) PowerShell
2 15 (50.00%) VB
2 15 (50.00%) C#
3 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.33%) SQL
3 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.33%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (60.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (56.67%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (40.00%) SCOM
3 8 (26.67%) Puppet
4 7 (23.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.67%) Akamai