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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 35 20 31
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 2 24 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.61% 6.17% 0.37%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.90% 68.57% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 20 0
Average daily rate £425 £463 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 -
% change year-on-year
+34.61% -
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
29 35 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 8.90% 9.00% 7.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 30 10
Average daily rate £569 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.38% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £300 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £638 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
-15.56% +30.62%

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
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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Bedford +3 1 £425 -33.33% 3
Microsoft Azure
East of England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) .NET
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) IIS
2 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) Data Protection
2 4 (80.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (80.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (80.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (80.00%) DevOps
3 3 (60.00%) Software Delivery
3 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (60.00%) DNS
3 3 (60.00%) SSL
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (20.00%) ISO27002
5 1 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (20.00%) Patch Management
5 1 (20.00%) Palo Alto
5 1 (20.00%) VB
5 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (20.00%) SaaS
5 1 (20.00%) Security Architecture
5 1 (20.00%) SIEM

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 4 (80.00%) IIS
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
1 1 (20.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) DNS
2 3 (60.00%) SSL
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (80.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (20.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) SIEM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Android
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Data Protection
1 4 (80.00%) DevOps
2 3 (60.00%) Software Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Patch Management
3 1 (20.00%) Security Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Security Management
3 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) SIEM
3 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) Ruby
2 1 (20.00%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (20.00%) ISO27002
1 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) Palo Alto
2 1 (20.00%) VMware