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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 16 33 -
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 41 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 9.93% 0.74% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 85.42% 25.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 34 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 £400 £400 £400
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
48 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 11.62% 2.94% 3.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 5 8
Average daily rate £475 £425 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +1.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £380 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £440 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.18% -9.93%

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 December 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 December 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 - 35 £475 - 3
Microsoft Azure
East of England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 57 (81.43%) E-Commerce
2 54 (77.14%) IIS
3 52 (74.29%) Windows
4 50 (71.43%) .NET
5 46 (65.71%) Active Directory
6 43 (61.43%) Microsoft
7 41 (58.57%) Amazon AWS
8 35 (50.00%) SCOM
9 34 (48.57%) Web Services
10 32 (45.71%) PowerShell
11 26 (37.14%) DHCP
11 26 (37.14%) FTP
11 26 (37.14%) DNS
11 26 (37.14%) SCCM
12 25 (35.71%) MS Excel
13 24 (34.29%) C#
13 24 (34.29%) Akamai
14 18 (25.71%) Configuration Management
15 16 (22.86%) ASP.NET
15 16 (22.86%) Opscode Chef
16 15 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
17 14 (20.00%) Confluence
17 14 (20.00%) VB
17 14 (20.00%) DevOps
17 14 (20.00%) Git (software)
18 12 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
19 11 (15.71%) TeamCity
19 11 (15.71%) JIRA
20 10 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
20 10 (14.29%) Legal

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 54 (77.14%) IIS
2 14 (20.00%) Confluence
3 4 (5.71%) CMS
Applications
1 25 (35.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 41 (58.57%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (12.86%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.43%) SaaS
3 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 5 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.29%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.43%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 11 (15.71%) TeamCity
3 11 (15.71%) JIRA
4 7 (10.00%) FinalBuilder
5 5 (7.14%) Log4Net
6 2 (2.86%) Artifactory
7 1 (1.43%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.43%) Subversion
General
1 10 (14.29%) Legal
2 5 (7.14%) Retail
3 4 (5.71%) Publishing
4 3 (4.29%) Finance
5 2 (2.86%) Marketing
5 2 (2.86%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.86%) Electronics
5 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.43%) Games
Job Titles
1 31 (44.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 22 (31.43%) Web Engineer
3 13 (18.57%) Configuration Engineer
3 13 (18.57%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (12.86%) Software Engineer
5 8 (11.43%) Software Configuration Engineer
6 6 (8.57%) Architect
7 5 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (5.71%) Web Support Engineer
8 4 (5.71%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (5.71%) Support Engineer
9 3 (4.29%) Developer
9 3 (4.29%) Web Developer
9 3 (4.29%) Web Architect
10 2 (2.86%) Windows Systems Administrator
10 2 (2.86%) Windows Administrator
10 2 (2.86%) Head of Development
10 2 (2.86%) Systems Administrator
10 2 (2.86%) Administrator
11 1 (1.43%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (71.43%) .NET
2 34 (48.57%) Web Services
3 16 (22.86%) ASP.NET
4 7 (10.00%) .NET Framework
5 5 (7.14%) MSMQ
6 2 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.43%) ADO.NET
7 1 (1.43%) CSS
7 1 (1.43%) XML
7 1 (1.43%) HTML
7 1 (1.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (1.43%) LINQ to SQL
7 1 (1.43%) REST
7 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 1 (1.43%) WCF
7 1 (1.43%) LINQ
7 1 (1.43%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.86%) CMDB
1 2 (2.86%) DTV
2 1 (1.43%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.43%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 52 (74.29%) Windows
2 12 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (81.43%) E-Commerce
2 18 (25.71%) Configuration Management
3 14 (20.00%) DevOps
4 9 (12.86%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (11.43%) SOA
6 7 (10.00%) Database Security
7 6 (8.57%) ITIL
7 6 (8.57%) Project Management
8 5 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (4.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (4.29%) Web Development
9 3 (4.29%) Scrum
9 3 (4.29%) Software Engineering
10 2 (2.86%) Digital Marketing
10 2 (2.86%) Network Load Balancing
10 2 (2.86%) Capacity Planning
10 2 (2.86%) MVC
10 2 (2.86%) Programme Management
10 2 (2.86%) Business Intelligence
11 1 (1.43%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 32 (45.71%) PowerShell
2 24 (34.29%) C#
3 14 (20.00%) VB
4 4 (5.71%) SQL
5 1 (1.43%) Python
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%) Golang
5 1 (1.43%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.86%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (65.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 35 (50.00%) SCOM
2 26 (37.14%) SCCM
3 16 (22.86%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (11.43%) Puppet
Vendors
1 43 (61.43%) Microsoft
2 24 (34.29%) Akamai
3 2 (2.86%) SAP
4 1 (1.43%) KANA
4 1 (1.43%) hybris
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