The table below looks at the statistics 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 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 75 122 94
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -28
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 43 7 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.73% 0.26% 1.46%
As % of the Cloud Services category 21.29% 8.24% 36.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 1 18
Average daily rate £413 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -11.11%
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
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Cloud Services Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
202 85 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 8.11% 3.15% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 47 49
Average daily rate £415 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £21.75 - £9.50
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 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 13 February 2016.

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 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
Reading +11 17 £444 +10.93% 12
Maidenhead - 9 £405 - 2
Slough +11 3 £340 - 3
Bracknell - 3 £438 -
Newbury - 2 - -
Windsor - 1 £400 -
Microsoft Azure
South East

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 44 (55.70%) Microsoft
2 38 (48.10%) Active Directory
3 35 (44.30%) Windows
4 27 (34.18%) Windows Server
5 25 (31.65%) SQL
6 23 (29.11%) PowerShell
7 22 (27.85%) .NET
7 22 (27.85%) VMware
8 21 (26.58%) Disaster Recovery
8 21 (26.58%) Firewall
8 21 (26.58%) LAN
8 21 (26.58%) WAN
8 21 (26.58%) Hyper-V
9 20 (25.32%) Amazon AWS
9 20 (25.32%) Office 365
9 20 (25.32%) Migration
10 19 (24.05%) VMware Infrastructure
11 18 (22.78%) SQL Server
12 17 (21.52%) Linux
12 17 (21.52%) vSphere
13 16 (20.25%) SCCM
13 16 (20.25%) Oracle
14 15 (18.99%) ITIL
14 15 (18.99%) SharePoint
14 15 (18.99%) Red Hat
14 15 (18.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 14 (17.72%) RightScale
15 14 (17.72%) Windows Intune
15 14 (17.72%) SCOM
15 14 (17.72%) SCVMM

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 15 (18.99%) SharePoint
2 7 (8.86%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (5.06%) OpenStack
4 3 (3.80%) Skype for Business
5 2 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.53%) IIS
5 2 (2.53%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.53%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.27%) Apache Pig
6 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.27%) Mule
6 1 (1.27%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (8.86%) MS Office
2 6 (7.59%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (13.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.27%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 20 (25.32%) Amazon AWS
1 20 (25.32%) Office 365
2 11 (13.92%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (5.06%) SoftLayer
4 3 (3.80%) IaaS
5 2 (2.53%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (2.53%) Google Compute Engine
6 1 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (26.58%) Firewall
1 21 (26.58%) LAN
1 21 (26.58%) WAN
2 13 (16.46%) DNS
3 9 (11.39%) DHCP
4 3 (3.80%) BGP
4 3 (3.80%) BIG-IP
4 3 (3.80%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (3.80%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (3.80%) Converged Networks
4 3 (3.80%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (3.80%) OSPF
4 3 (3.80%) Skype
4 3 (3.80%) SNA
4 3 (3.80%) Wireless
4 3 (3.80%) Wireshark
5 2 (2.53%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (2.53%) SAN
6 1 (1.27%) Internet
6 1 (1.27%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (22.78%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.53%) Big Data
3 2 (2.53%) Datazen
3 2 (2.53%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.27%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.27%) Power BI
4 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (6.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.27%) Toad
General
1 3 (3.80%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.53%) Finance
3 1 (1.27%) Advertising
3 1 (1.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (26.58%) Developer
2 14 (17.72%) Architect
3 13 (16.46%) .NET Developer
4 9 (11.39%) Cloud Architect
4 9 (11.39%) Consultant
5 8 (10.13%) Cloud Engineer
6 7 (8.86%) Administrator
6 7 (8.86%) SQL Developer
7 6 (7.59%) Active Directory Consultant
7 6 (7.59%) Senior Cloud Engineer
8 5 (6.33%) Azure Developer
8 5 (6.33%) Azure Engineer
8 5 (6.33%) Field Engineer
8 5 (6.33%) Technical Architect
9 4 (5.06%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 4 (5.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (5.06%) Integration Developer
9 4 (5.06%) Windows Engineer
10 3 (3.80%) Active Directory Engineer
10 3 (3.80%) Onboarding Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (27.85%) .NET
2 12 (15.19%) Middleware
3 11 (13.92%) Web Services
4 9 (11.39%) WCF
5 6 (7.59%) ASP.NET
6 4 (5.06%) HTML
7 3 (3.80%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (3.80%) XML
8 2 (2.53%) .NET Framework
8 2 (2.53%) ADO
8 2 (2.53%) ADO.NET
8 2 (2.53%) AngularJS
8 2 (2.53%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (2.53%) CSS
8 2 (2.53%) Entity Framework
8 2 (2.53%) ODBC
8 2 (2.53%) OLE
8 2 (2.53%) OLE DB
8 2 (2.53%) Unity DI Container
8 2 (2.53%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.92%) Hybrid Cloud
2 7 (8.86%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (7.59%) Data Centre
4 5 (6.33%) Replication
4 5 (6.33%) VCE vBlock
5 3 (3.80%) Data Integration
5 3 (3.80%) FlexPod
5 3 (3.80%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (2.53%) Clustering
6 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.27%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.27%) Data Extraction
7 1 (1.27%) EMC VNX
7 1 (1.27%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.27%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 35 (44.30%) Windows
2 27 (34.18%) Windows Server
3 17 (21.52%) Linux
4 15 (18.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (12.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.27%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (26.58%) Disaster Recovery
2 20 (25.32%) Migration
3 15 (18.99%) ITIL
4 11 (13.92%) CRM
5 8 (10.13%) MVC
6 7 (8.86%) ERP
7 5 (6.33%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (6.33%) Open Source
8 4 (5.06%) Converged Infrastructure
8 4 (5.06%) Customer Engagement
8 4 (5.06%) Information Security
8 4 (5.06%) Integration Testing
8 4 (5.06%) Problem Management
8 4 (5.06%) Risk Analysis
9 3 (3.80%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (3.80%) Identity Management
9 3 (3.80%) Project Management
9 3 (3.80%) Service Management
10 2 (2.53%) Data Modelling
10 2 (2.53%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 25 (31.65%) SQL
2 23 (29.11%) PowerShell
3 14 (17.72%) C#
3 14 (17.72%) Ruby
4 5 (6.33%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.53%) C++
5 2 (2.53%) Java
5 2 (2.53%) Python
5 2 (2.53%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.53%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.27%) C
6 1 (1.27%) Perl
6 1 (1.27%) PHP
6 1 (1.27%) R
6 1 (1.27%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (16.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (7.59%) MCSE
3 5 (6.33%) Security Cleared
4 4 (5.06%) Degree
4 4 (5.06%) MCITP
4 4 (5.06%) MCSA
4 4 (5.06%) MCSD
4 4 (5.06%) MCTS
4 4 (5.06%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.80%) CCNA
5 3 (3.80%) CCNP
5 3 (3.80%) CCSA
5 3 (3.80%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.53%) VCDX
7 1 (1.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.27%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.27%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (48.10%) Active Directory
2 21 (26.58%) Hyper-V
3 19 (24.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (21.52%) vSphere
5 5 (6.33%) vCloud
6 2 (2.53%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.27%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 16 (20.25%) SCCM
2 14 (17.72%) SCOM
2 14 (17.72%) SCVMM
2 14 (17.72%) Windows Intune
3 13 (16.46%) Puppet
4 8 (10.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (2.53%) WSUS
6 1 (1.27%) vRealize
Vendors
1 44 (55.70%) Microsoft
2 22 (27.85%) VMware
3 16 (20.25%) Oracle
4 15 (18.99%) Red Hat
5 14 (17.72%) RightScale
6 6 (7.59%) CA
6 6 (7.59%) Cisco
7 3 (3.80%) CheckPoint
7 3 (3.80%) Citrix
8 2 (2.53%) Google
8 2 (2.53%) Rackspace
8 2 (2.53%) Remedy
8 2 (2.53%) Sage
8 2 (2.53%) Veeam
9 1 (1.27%) EMC
9 1 (1.27%) Forcepoint
9 1 (1.27%) HP
9 1 (1.27%) IBM
9 1 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
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