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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 42 99 96
Rank change year-on-year
+57 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 92 21 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.84% 0.82% 1.01%
As % of the Cloud Services category 37.10% 15.44% 27.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 15 10
Median daily rate £450 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £208 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+20.54% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +122.85%
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
248 136 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 10.36% 5.28% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 68 46
Median daily rate £450 £428 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +29.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £175 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
Median hourly rate £19.61 £25.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.56% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £22.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-29.54% +29.41%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing Microsoft Azure as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +41 50 £450 +2.27% 7
Bracknell 0 12 £463 +2.77%
Newbury - 9 £550 -
Slough +9 4 £470 +44.61% 4
Maidenhead +3 1 £400 -11.11% 1
Wokingham - 1 £230 -
Microsoft Azure
South East

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 132 (58.41%) Microsoft
2 78 (34.51%) .NET
3 76 (33.63%) Office 365
4 70 (30.97%) Windows
5 66 (29.20%) C#
6 57 (25.22%) SQL
7 52 (23.01%) Active Directory
8 46 (20.35%) SQL Server
9 40 (17.70%) DNS
10 39 (17.26%) SharePoint
11 38 (16.81%) PowerShell
12 36 (15.93%) Windows Server
13 34 (15.04%) Migration
14 32 (14.16%) MS Excel
15 30 (13.27%) Azure Active Directory
16 29 (12.83%) Skype
16 29 (12.83%) Skype for Business
17 27 (11.95%) Hyper-V
17 27 (11.95%) JavaScript
18 26 (11.50%) VPN
18 26 (11.50%) Microsoft Certification
19 25 (11.06%) Amazon AWS
19 25 (11.06%) Degree
20 24 (10.62%) Agile Software Development
20 24 (10.62%) Business Intelligence
20 24 (10.62%) Project Management
20 24 (10.62%) ASP.NET
21 23 (10.18%) CSS
22 21 (9.29%) ITIL
22 21 (9.29%) Oracle

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 39 (17.26%) SharePoint
2 29 (12.83%) Skype for Business
3 19 (8.41%) IIS
4 17 (7.52%) MS Exchange
5 14 (6.19%) OpenStack
6 5 (2.21%) Apache Spark
6 5 (2.21%) Drupal
6 5 (2.21%) Joomla!
6 5 (2.21%) WordPress
7 4 (1.77%) Office Communications Server
7 4 (1.77%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (1.33%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.88%) GroupWise
10 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 32 (14.16%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.98%) MS Office
3 3 (1.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (4.42%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 76 (33.63%) Office 365
2 30 (13.27%) Azure Active Directory
3 25 (11.06%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (6.19%) PaaS
5 11 (4.87%) IaaS
6 6 (2.65%) Azure Machine Learning
7 2 (0.88%) HP Helion
7 2 (0.88%) SaaS
8 1 (0.44%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.44%) IBM PureFlex
8 1 (0.44%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.44%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.44%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 40 (17.70%) DNS
2 29 (12.83%) Skype
3 26 (11.50%) VPN
4 20 (8.85%) HTTP
5 15 (6.64%) DHCP
6 14 (6.19%) TCP/IP
7 13 (5.75%) IPsec
8 11 (4.87%) IPv6
9 9 (3.98%) Software-Defined Networking
10 8 (3.54%) Firewall
10 8 (3.54%) Internet
10 8 (3.54%) Kerberos
11 7 (3.10%) BGP
11 7 (3.10%) LDAP
11 7 (3.10%) Wireshark
12 6 (2.65%) SSL
13 5 (2.21%) Remote Desktop
14 4 (1.77%) Network Security
14 4 (1.77%) SMTP
14 4 (1.77%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (20.35%) SQL Server
2 21 (9.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (7.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 15 (6.64%) Power BI
5 14 (6.19%) Azure SQL Database
5 14 (6.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (5.75%) Relational Database
7 12 (5.31%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (4.87%) Big Data
9 10 (4.42%) Hadoop
10 8 (3.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 8 (3.54%) NoSQL
11 7 (3.10%) Datazen
11 7 (3.10%) RDBMS
12 5 (2.21%) DocumentDB
12 5 (2.21%) HDInsight
13 4 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
14 3 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
15 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database
15 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 18 (7.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (7.52%) Jenkins
3 16 (7.08%) Git (software)
4 15 (6.64%) JIRA
5 14 (6.19%) Visual Studio
6 13 (5.75%) Artifactory
6 13 (5.75%) MSBuild
6 13 (5.75%) NuGet
7 5 (2.21%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.44%) Ant
8 1 (0.44%) AppScan
8 1 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.44%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.44%) Gradle
8 1 (0.44%) Hudson
8 1 (0.44%) Maven
8 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Blend
8 1 (0.44%) Toad
8 1 (0.44%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 15 (6.64%) Spanish Language
2 14 (6.19%) Telecoms
3 11 (4.87%) Marketing
4 10 (4.42%) German Language
5 6 (2.65%) French Language
5 6 (2.65%) Portuguese Language
6 3 (1.33%) Automotive
6 3 (1.33%) Billing
6 3 (1.33%) Finance
6 3 (1.33%) Italian Language
6 3 (1.33%) Retail
7 1 (0.44%) Banking
7 1 (0.44%) Electronics
7 1 (0.44%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 50 (22.12%) Consultant
2 38 (16.81%) Architect
3 35 (15.49%) Developer
4 30 (13.27%) Support Engineer
5 26 (11.50%) Azure Engineer
6 21 (9.29%) Cloud Architect
7 20 (8.85%) Azure Architect
8 18 (7.96%) Azure Developer
8 18 (7.96%) Field Engineer
9 17 (7.52%) Escalation Engineer
10 16 (7.08%) Azure Consultant
11 14 (6.19%) .NET Developer
11 14 (6.19%) Cloud Engineer
12 13 (5.75%) C# Developer
13 12 (5.31%) Microsoft Consultant
13 12 (5.31%) Onboarding Engineer
13 12 (5.31%) Technical Consultant
14 11 (4.87%) Security Architect
15 9 (3.98%) Build Engineer
16 8 (3.54%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (34.51%) .NET
2 24 (10.62%) ASP.NET
3 23 (10.18%) CSS
4 19 (8.41%) XML
5 17 (7.52%) ADO.NET
6 15 (6.64%) .NET Framework
6 15 (6.64%) ASP.NET MVC
7 14 (6.19%) WCF
8 13 (5.75%) HTML
9 8 (3.54%) JSON
9 8 (3.54%) REST
9 8 (3.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 8 (3.54%) Unity DI Container
9 8 (3.54%) XML Schema
10 7 (3.10%) Autofac
10 7 (3.10%) Castle Windsor
10 7 (3.10%) Entity Framework
10 7 (3.10%) ODBC
10 7 (3.10%) OLE
10 7 (3.10%) OLE DB
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.52%) Data Centre
2 14 (6.19%) Public Cloud
3 11 (4.87%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.10%) Inversion of Control
5 6 (2.65%) VCE vBlock
6 5 (2.21%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.21%) Clustering
6 5 (2.21%) PKI
7 4 (1.77%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.33%) BYOD
8 3 (1.33%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.88%) Enterprise Cloud
9 2 (0.88%) FlexPod
10 1 (0.44%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.44%) Copywriting
10 1 (0.44%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.44%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.44%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.44%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 70 (30.97%) Windows
2 36 (15.93%) Windows Server
3 21 (9.29%) Linux
4 7 (3.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (2.21%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.88%) Solaris
6 2 (0.88%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.44%) Unix
7 1 (0.44%) VMS
7 1 (0.44%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (15.04%) Migration
2 24 (10.62%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (10.62%) Business Intelligence
2 24 (10.62%) Project Management
3 21 (9.29%) ITIL
3 21 (9.29%) Mentoring
4 20 (8.85%) Customer Engagement
4 20 (8.85%) MVC
4 20 (8.85%) Service Management
5 17 (7.52%) Identity Management
6 16 (7.08%) Load Balancing
7 15 (6.64%) CRM
7 15 (6.64%) High Availability
8 14 (6.19%) DevOps
9 13 (5.75%) Build Automation
9 13 (5.75%) Continuous Delivery
10 12 (5.31%) Analytics
10 12 (5.31%) Presales
11 11 (4.87%) Web Development
12 10 (4.42%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 66 (29.20%) C#
2 57 (25.22%) SQL
3 38 (16.81%) PowerShell
4 27 (11.95%) JavaScript
5 19 (8.41%) Java
5 19 (8.41%) T-SQL
6 16 (7.08%) Python
7 14 (6.19%) VB
7 14 (6.19%) VB.NET
8 13 (5.75%) C++
9 11 (4.87%) C
9 11 (4.87%) PHP
10 10 (4.42%) R
11 9 (3.98%) Ruby
12 8 (3.54%) VBScript
13 6 (2.65%) VB6
14 4 (1.77%) Scala
15 3 (1.33%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.88%) Perl
17 1 (0.44%) Korn
Qualifications
1 26 (11.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (11.06%) Degree
3 17 (7.52%) MCTS
4 14 (6.19%) MCITP
5 10 (4.42%) Security Cleared
6 9 (3.98%) MCSE
7 8 (3.54%) SC Cleared
8 6 (2.65%) MCSD
9 3 (1.33%) MCAD
9 3 (1.33%) MCPD
9 3 (1.33%) MCSA
10 1 (0.44%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.44%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.44%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.88%) QA
1 2 (0.88%) SLA
2 1 (0.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 52 (23.01%) Active Directory
2 27 (11.95%) Hyper-V
3 11 (4.87%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (4.42%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.77%) UAG
6 2 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.88%) vCloud
6 2 (0.88%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.88%) vSphere
6 2 (0.88%) XenServer
7 1 (0.44%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.44%) Docker
7 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 14 (6.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 6 (2.65%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (2.21%) Puppet
3 5 (2.21%) SCOM
3 5 (2.21%) SCVMM
3 5 (2.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.33%) Ansible
5 3 (1.33%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (1.33%) SCOrch
5 3 (1.33%) WSUS
6 2 (0.88%) Perfmon
6 2 (0.88%) SCCM
6 2 (0.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.44%) HP Fortify
7 1 (0.44%) SELinux
7 1 (0.44%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 132 (58.41%) Microsoft
2 21 (9.29%) Oracle
3 16 (7.08%) VMware
4 11 (4.87%) Red Hat
5 6 (2.65%) Remedy
6 5 (2.21%) Cisco
6 5 (2.21%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.33%) Citrix
7 3 (1.33%) IBM
8 2 (0.88%) HP
8 2 (0.88%) Mitel
8 2 (0.88%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.88%) Symantec
9 1 (0.44%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.44%) Facebook
9 1 (0.44%) NetScout
9 1 (0.44%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.44%) Splunk
9 1 (0.44%) Sybase
9 1 (0.44%) Telerik
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