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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 28 102 110
Rank change year-on-year
+74 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 144 27 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 5.71% 0.97% 0.59%
As % of the Cloud Services category 48.98% 18.75% 23.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 16 10
Median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £340 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £613 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £80.00 £28.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+185.71% -12.50%
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
294 144 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 11.65% 5.15% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 87 38
Median daily rate £450 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £234 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £625 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Median hourly rate £19.61 £14.50 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.24% +52.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.61 £25.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +78.57%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 +53 94 £425 +3.03% 8
Bracknell +7 10 £475 +11.76%
Maidenhead +5 3 £270 +200.00% 2
Newbury +9 2 - -
Slough +8 2 £490 -34.66% 2
Wokingham - 1 £225 - 1
Microsoft Azure
South East

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 (69.84%) Microsoft
2 88 (46.56%) Windows
3 77 (40.74%) .NET
4 67 (35.45%) SQL
5 65 (34.39%) Active Directory
6 61 (32.28%) C#
7 54 (28.57%) Office 365
8 50 (26.46%) PowerShell
9 49 (25.93%) Windows Server
10 44 (23.28%) DNS
11 38 (20.11%) SQL Server
12 35 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
13 34 (17.99%) MS Excel
13 34 (17.99%) Hyper-V
14 33 (17.46%) Migration
15 29 (15.34%) SharePoint
15 29 (15.34%) Linux
15 29 (15.34%) ITIL
15 29 (15.34%) Azure Active Directory
16 28 (14.81%) Degree
17 26 (13.76%) Oracle
18 25 (13.23%) Business Intelligence
19 24 (12.70%) VPN
20 23 (12.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 22 (11.64%) VMware
21 22 (11.64%) Customer Engagement
22 21 (11.11%) Mentoring
22 21 (11.11%) DHCP
22 21 (11.11%) JavaScript
22 21 (11.11%) ASP.NET

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 29 (15.34%) SharePoint
2 20 (10.58%) IIS
3 12 (6.35%) MS Exchange
4 10 (5.29%) Skype for Business
5 5 (2.65%) Apache Spark
5 5 (2.65%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (2.65%) Drupal
5 5 (2.65%) Joomla!
5 5 (2.65%) Node.js
5 5 (2.65%) WordPress
6 4 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (2.12%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.06%) GroupWise
8 2 (1.06%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.53%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.53%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.53%) WebSphere
Applications
1 34 (17.99%) MS Excel
2 12 (6.35%) MS Office
3 1 (0.53%) MS Project
3 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (7.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.53%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 54 (28.57%) Office 365
2 29 (15.34%) Azure Active Directory
3 20 (10.58%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (6.35%) PaaS
5 6 (3.17%) Azure Machine Learning
5 6 (3.17%) IaaS
6 2 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.06%) Google Compute Engine
6 2 (1.06%) SaaS
6 2 (1.06%) SoftLayer
7 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.53%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 44 (23.28%) DNS
2 24 (12.70%) VPN
3 21 (11.11%) DHCP
4 19 (10.05%) HTTP
5 16 (8.47%) Firewall
6 13 (6.88%) TCP/IP
7 12 (6.35%) IPsec
7 12 (6.35%) LAN
7 12 (6.35%) WAN
8 11 (5.82%) IPv6
9 10 (5.29%) Skype
10 9 (4.76%) Kerberos
11 8 (4.23%) Software-Defined Networking
12 7 (3.70%) BGP
12 7 (3.70%) Internet
12 7 (3.70%) LDAP
12 7 (3.70%) Wireshark
13 6 (3.17%) Remote Desktop
13 6 (3.17%) SSL
14 4 (2.12%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (20.11%) SQL Server
2 23 (12.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (9.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 14 (7.41%) Azure SQL Database
4 14 (7.41%) Power BI
4 14 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (6.88%) Big Data
6 12 (6.35%) Hadoop
6 12 (6.35%) Relational Database
7 9 (4.76%) Datazen
7 9 (4.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 8 (4.23%) NoSQL
9 7 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (3.17%) RDBMS
11 5 (2.65%) HDInsight
12 2 (1.06%) Apache Hive
13 1 (0.53%) DB2
13 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
13 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 15 (7.94%) Jenkins
1 15 (7.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (7.41%) Git (software)
3 13 (6.88%) Artifactory
3 13 (6.88%) JIRA
3 13 (6.88%) MSBuild
3 13 (6.88%) NuGet
3 13 (6.88%) Visual Studio
4 5 (2.65%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.53%) Ant
5 1 (0.53%) AppScan
5 1 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.53%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.53%) Gradle
5 1 (0.53%) Hudson
5 1 (0.53%) Maven
5 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Blend
5 1 (0.53%) Toad
General
1 10 (5.29%) German Language
1 10 (5.29%) Marketing
1 10 (5.29%) Telecoms
2 6 (3.17%) French Language
2 6 (3.17%) Portuguese Language
2 6 (3.17%) Spanish Language
3 3 (1.59%) Automotive
3 3 (1.59%) Finance
3 3 (1.59%) Italian Language
4 1 (0.53%) Advertising
4 1 (0.53%) Electronics
4 1 (0.53%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (20.63%) Consultant
2 33 (17.46%) Developer
3 32 (16.93%) Support Engineer
4 25 (13.23%) Azure Engineer
5 22 (11.64%) Architect
5 22 (11.64%) Field Engineer
6 18 (9.52%) Cloud Engineer
6 18 (9.52%) Escalation Engineer
7 14 (7.41%) .NET Developer
7 14 (7.41%) Azure Developer
8 13 (6.88%) SQL Developer
8 13 (6.88%) Technical Consultant
9 12 (6.35%) Azure Architect
9 12 (6.35%) Azure Consultant
9 12 (6.35%) Microsoft Consultant
10 10 (5.29%) C# Developer
10 10 (5.29%) Cloud Architect
11 9 (4.76%) Build Engineer
11 9 (4.76%) Development Engineer
12 8 (4.23%) Microsoft Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (40.74%) .NET
2 21 (11.11%) ASP.NET
3 20 (10.58%) CSS
4 19 (10.05%) ADO.NET
4 19 (10.05%) XML
5 16 (8.47%) .NET Framework
5 16 (8.47%) WCF
6 12 (6.35%) Middleware
7 11 (5.82%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (5.29%) Unity DI Container
8 10 (5.29%) Web Services
8 10 (5.29%) XML Schema
9 9 (4.76%) ADO
9 9 (4.76%) Autofac
9 9 (4.76%) Castle Windsor
9 9 (4.76%) Entity Framework
9 9 (4.76%) ODBC
9 9 (4.76%) OLE
9 9 (4.76%) OLE DB
10 8 (4.23%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.88%) Public Cloud
2 12 (6.35%) Computer Science
3 9 (4.76%) Inversion of Control
4 7 (3.70%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (3.17%) Clustering
5 6 (3.17%) Data Centre
5 6 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.65%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.65%) PKI
6 5 (2.65%) Replication
6 5 (2.65%) VCE vBlock
7 4 (2.12%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.59%) BYOD
8 3 (1.59%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.53%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.53%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.53%) FlexPod
9 1 (0.53%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.53%) User Experience
9 1 (0.53%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 88 (46.56%) Windows
2 49 (25.93%) Windows Server
3 29 (15.34%) Linux
4 17 (8.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (2.65%) Ubuntu
7 3 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.53%) Unix
8 1 (0.53%) VMS
8 1 (0.53%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.53%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (17.46%) Migration
2 29 (15.34%) ITIL
3 25 (13.23%) Business Intelligence
4 22 (11.64%) Customer Engagement
5 21 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 21 (11.11%) Mentoring
6 20 (10.58%) Service Management
7 19 (10.05%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (8.99%) CRM
9 16 (8.47%) MVC
10 15 (7.94%) Load Balancing
11 13 (6.88%) Build Automation
11 13 (6.88%) Continuous Delivery
11 13 (6.88%) DevOps
12 12 (6.35%) High Availability
13 11 (5.82%) Identity Management
13 11 (5.82%) Web Development
14 10 (5.29%) Data Modelling
14 10 (5.29%) Open Source
14 10 (5.29%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 67 (35.45%) SQL
2 61 (32.28%) C#
3 50 (26.46%) PowerShell
4 21 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 20 (10.58%) Ruby
5 20 (10.58%) T-SQL
6 19 (10.05%) Java
7 17 (8.99%) Python
8 16 (8.47%) VB.NET
9 14 (7.41%) C++
10 13 (6.88%) VB
11 12 (6.35%) PHP
12 11 (5.82%) C
12 11 (5.82%) R
13 7 (3.70%) VBScript
14 6 (3.17%) VB6
15 5 (2.65%) Scala
16 2 (1.06%) Perl
17 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
17 1 (0.53%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 35 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (14.81%) Degree
3 20 (10.58%) MCTS
4 17 (8.99%) MCITP
5 12 (6.35%) Security Cleared
6 11 (5.82%) MCSE
7 10 (5.29%) SC Cleared
8 7 (3.70%) MCSA
8 7 (3.70%) MCSD
9 3 (1.59%) MCAD
9 3 (1.59%) MCPD
10 1 (0.53%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.53%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.53%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.53%) SLA
System Software
1 65 (34.39%) Active Directory
2 34 (17.99%) Hyper-V
3 17 (8.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (7.41%) vSphere
5 4 (2.12%) UAG
6 2 (1.06%) vCloud
6 2 (1.06%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.06%) XenServer
7 1 (0.53%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.53%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 18 (9.52%) SCOM
1 18 (9.52%) SCVMM
1 18 (9.52%) Windows Intune
2 17 (8.99%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 16 (8.47%) SCCM
4 15 (7.94%) Puppet
5 5 (2.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (2.12%) WSUS
7 3 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.59%) SCOrch
8 2 (1.06%) Ansible
8 2 (1.06%) Perfmon
9 1 (0.53%) HP Fortify
9 1 (0.53%) SELinux
9 1 (0.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.53%) vRealize
9 1 (0.53%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 132 (69.84%) Microsoft
2 26 (13.76%) Oracle
3 22 (11.64%) VMware
4 18 (9.52%) Red Hat
5 13 (6.88%) RightScale
6 8 (4.23%) Remedy
7 5 (2.65%) CA
8 3 (1.59%) Citrix
9 2 (1.06%) Cisco
9 2 (1.06%) Google
9 2 (1.06%) IBM
9 2 (1.06%) Rackspace
9 2 (1.06%) Sage
9 2 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.06%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.06%) Veeam
10 1 (0.53%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.53%) Forcepoint
10 1 (0.53%) NetScout
10 1 (0.53%) Splunk
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