The first table below looks at the demand for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category for the Berkshire region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 101 102 115
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 25 27 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.00% 1.10% 0.73%
As % of the Cloud Services category 35.21% 43.55% 53.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 7
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £360 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £450 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - £13.50
Cloud Services Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
71 62 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.83% 2.53% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 34 17
Average daily rate £388 £408 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.96% -7.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £275 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £31.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +129.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £32.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-48.43% +137.03%
Microsoft Azure
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Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Cloud Services category.

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Berkshire region.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Microsoft Azure
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Berkshire region.

Microsoft Azure Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Microsoft Azure
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
Reading +15 15 £450 - 4
Maidenhead -3 1 £310 -
Newbury - - - -
Slough - - - -
Microsoft Azure
South East

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 (68.29%) Windows
2 26 (63.41%) .NET
3 23 (56.10%) C#
4 18 (43.90%) ASP.NET
5 15 (36.59%) SQL Server
6 14 (34.15%) XML
6 14 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (31.71%) SQL
7 13 (31.71%) Microsoft
8 12 (29.27%) MVC
8 12 (29.27%) JavaScript
8 12 (29.27%) jQuery
8 12 (29.27%) Windows 8
9 11 (26.83%) Web Development
9 11 (26.83%) DNS
10 10 (24.39%) HTML
10 10 (24.39%) SQL Server 2005
11 9 (21.95%) Active Directory
12 8 (19.51%) DHCP
12 8 (19.51%) Visual Studio
12 8 (19.51%) WCF
12 8 (19.51%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (19.51%) Team Foundation Server
13 7 (17.07%) HTML5
13 7 (17.07%) Office 365
13 7 (17.07%) CSS
14 6 (14.63%) BizTalk Server
14 6 (14.63%) Scrum
14 6 (14.63%) XSLT
14 6 (14.63%) MS Excel

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 6 (14.63%) BizTalk Server
1 6 (14.63%) SharePoint
2 5 (12.20%) MS Exchange
2 5 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (7.32%) IIS
3 3 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (4.88%) Node.js
5 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (14.63%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (7.32%) WebTrends
2 2 (4.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.07%) Office 365
2 5 (12.20%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (26.83%) DNS
2 8 (19.51%) DHCP
3 3 (7.32%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (36.59%) SQL Server
2 10 (24.39%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (19.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (12.20%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (9.76%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.44%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.44%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.44%) MS Access
6 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (19.51%) Team Foundation Server
1 8 (19.51%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.44%) NUnit
2 1 (2.44%) Selenium
2 1 (2.44%) JSUnit
2 1 (2.44%) MSTest
2 1 (2.44%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.44%) SpecFlow
2 1 (2.44%) Jasmine
2 1 (2.44%) Grunt
2 1 (2.44%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (2.44%) Bower
General
1 5 (12.20%) Marketing
2 3 (7.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (53.66%) Developer
2 7 (17.07%) Web Developer
3 5 (12.20%) BizTalk Developer
4 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Developer
4 4 (9.76%) Consultant
5 2 (4.88%) Network Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Network Consultant
5 2 (4.88%) Architect
5 2 (4.88%) Applications Developer
5 2 (4.88%) Field Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Network Support
5 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (4.88%) CRM Consultant
5 2 (4.88%) .NET Architect
5 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Consultant
5 2 (4.88%) .NET Developer
5 2 (4.88%) C# Developer
5 2 (4.88%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 2 (4.88%) Development Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (63.41%) .NET
2 18 (43.90%) ASP.NET
3 14 (34.15%) XML
4 12 (29.27%) jQuery
5 10 (24.39%) HTML
6 8 (19.51%) WCF
7 7 (17.07%) HTML5
7 7 (17.07%) CSS
8 6 (14.63%) XSLT
8 6 (14.63%) Ajax
9 5 (12.20%) .NET Framework
9 5 (12.20%) WPF
9 5 (12.20%) AppFabric
9 5 (12.20%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 5 (12.20%) Web Services
9 5 (12.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (9.76%) ASP.NET Web API
11 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (4.88%) DOM
11 2 (4.88%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) Replication
1 3 (7.32%) Wiki
2 2 (4.88%) Digital Media
2 2 (4.88%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.44%) Open Source
3 1 (2.44%) Social Media
3 1 (2.44%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 28 (68.29%) Windows
2 12 (29.27%) Windows 8
3 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (9.76%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (29.27%) MVC
3 11 (26.83%) Web Development
4 6 (14.63%) Scrum
5 5 (12.20%) TDD
5 5 (12.20%) SOA
5 5 (12.20%) Project Management
6 4 (9.76%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (7.32%) Digital Marketing
7 3 (7.32%) Unit Testing
7 3 (7.32%) Customer Engagement
7 3 (7.32%) Analytics
7 3 (7.32%) Service Management
7 3 (7.32%) ITIL
7 3 (7.32%) Web Analytics
7 3 (7.32%) SEO
7 3 (7.32%) Workflow
8 2 (4.88%) Migration
8 2 (4.88%) Project Planning
8 2 (4.88%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 23 (56.10%) C#
2 13 (31.71%) SQL
3 12 (29.27%) JavaScript
4 5 (12.20%) PowerShell
5 3 (7.32%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.88%) VBScript
6 2 (4.88%) VB
6 2 (4.88%) C
6 2 (4.88%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) Degree
2 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
2 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (7.32%) MCTS
2 3 (7.32%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (21.95%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.20%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.44%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (12.20%) SCCM
2 3 (7.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 13 (31.71%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.32%) Omniture
2 3 (7.32%) Cisco
3 1 (2.44%) Google
3 1 (2.44%) Twitter