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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 15 - 41
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 46 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 9.91% - 1.06%
As % of the Cloud Services category 80.70% - 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 0 1
Average daily rate
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£425 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £348 £388
% change year-on-year
+16.54% -10.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- -31.66%
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
57 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 12.28% 1.40% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 4 6
Average daily rate £444 £450 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.38% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £450 £369
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £17.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.85% -41.66%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 - 34 £425 - 3
Bedford - 1 £385 -
Microsoft Azure
East of England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 40 (78.43%) E-Commerce
2 39 (76.47%) .NET
3 38 (74.51%) Windows
4 37 (72.55%) IIS
5 31 (60.78%) Amazon AWS
6 29 (56.86%) Microsoft
6 29 (56.86%) Active Directory
7 24 (47.06%) Web Services
8 23 (45.10%) C#
8 23 (45.10%) PowerShell
9 22 (43.14%) MS Excel
10 20 (39.22%) SCOM
11 18 (35.29%) Configuration Management
12 17 (33.33%) DHCP
12 17 (33.33%) FTP
12 17 (33.33%) DNS
13 16 (31.37%) Akamai
13 16 (31.37%) Opscode Chef
14 15 (29.41%) SCCM
14 15 (29.41%) Team Foundation Server
14 15 (29.41%) ASP.NET
15 14 (27.45%) VB
15 14 (27.45%) Git (software)
15 14 (27.45%) Confluence
16 12 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
17 11 (21.57%) TeamCity
17 11 (21.57%) JIRA
18 10 (19.61%) Windows Server 2003
18 10 (19.61%) DevOps
19 8 (15.69%) Legal

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 37 (72.55%) IIS
2 14 (27.45%) Confluence
3 4 (7.84%) CMS
Applications
1 22 (43.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 31 (60.78%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (15.69%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 17 (33.33%) DHCP
1 17 (33.33%) FTP
1 17 (33.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.88%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (29.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (27.45%) Git (software)
3 11 (21.57%) JIRA
3 11 (21.57%) TeamCity
4 7 (13.73%) FinalBuilder
5 5 (9.80%) Log4Net
6 2 (3.92%) Artifactory
7 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.96%) Subversion
General
1 8 (15.69%) Legal
2 5 (9.80%) Retail
3 4 (7.84%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (35.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (25.49%) Configuration Engineer
3 10 (19.61%) Web Engineer
4 9 (17.65%) Software Engineer
5 8 (15.69%) Software Configuration Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Architect
6 4 (7.84%) Web Support Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Support Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Web Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Head of Development
8 2 (3.92%) Web Architect
9 1 (1.96%) Software Manager
9 1 (1.96%) Configuration Manager
9 1 (1.96%) Senior Manager
9 1 (1.96%) Senior Developer
9 1 (1.96%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (76.47%) .NET
2 24 (47.06%) Web Services
3 15 (29.41%) ASP.NET
4 7 (13.73%) .NET Framework
5 5 (9.80%) MSMQ
6 1 (1.96%) HTML
6 1 (1.96%) WCF
6 1 (1.96%) LINQ
6 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.96%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (1.96%) LINQ to SQL
6 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 1 (1.96%) CSS
6 1 (1.96%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.92%) CMDB
2 1 (1.96%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 38 (74.51%) Windows
2 12 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (19.61%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (78.43%) E-Commerce
2 18 (35.29%) Configuration Management
3 10 (19.61%) DevOps
4 7 (13.73%) SOA
5 6 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (11.76%) ITIL
6 5 (9.80%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (9.80%) Database Security
7 3 (5.88%) Web Development
7 3 (5.88%) Project Management
7 3 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (5.88%) Scrum
8 2 (3.92%) Network Load Balancing
8 2 (3.92%) Software Engineering
9 1 (1.96%) TDD
9 1 (1.96%) Multithreading
9 1 (1.96%) MVC
9 1 (1.96%) OO
9 1 (1.96%) CRM
9 1 (1.96%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 23 (45.10%) C#
1 23 (45.10%) PowerShell
2 14 (27.45%) VB
3 4 (7.84%) SQL
4 1 (1.96%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.96%) VBScript
4 1 (1.96%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.80%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (56.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 20 (39.22%) SCOM
2 16 (31.37%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (29.41%) SCCM
4 8 (15.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 29 (56.86%) Microsoft
2 16 (31.37%) Akamai