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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 81 102 127
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +25
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 43 29 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.75% 1.12% 0.61%
As % of the Cloud Services category 36.13% 30.21% 42.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 11 5
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£425 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £220 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £335 £400
% change year-on-year
+23.13% -16.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
- +51.85%
Microsoft Azure
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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
119 96 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.85% 3.72% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 59 18
Average daily rate £425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £271 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £562 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £30.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +125.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -26.78%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +26 26 £425 +13.33% 2
Maidenhead +4 2 £344 -
Windsor - 2 - - 1
Newbury - - - -
Slough - - - - 1
Microsoft Azure
South East

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 44 (61.97%) Windows
2 43 (60.56%) .NET
3 42 (59.15%) C#
4 29 (40.85%) MVC
5 25 (35.21%) Microsoft
6 23 (32.39%) ASP.NET
6 23 (32.39%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (30.99%) JavaScript
8 21 (29.58%) SQL Server
9 19 (26.76%) HTML
10 18 (25.35%) XML
11 17 (23.94%) CSS
12 16 (22.54%) SQL
12 16 (22.54%) DNS
13 14 (19.72%) Web Development
13 14 (19.72%) HTML5
13 14 (19.72%) ASP.NET Web API
14 13 (18.31%) Windows 8
14 13 (18.31%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 13 (18.31%) SQL Server 2005
14 13 (18.31%) jQuery
14 13 (18.31%) Active Directory
14 13 (18.31%) MS Excel
15 12 (16.90%) DHCP
15 12 (16.90%) .NET Framework
16 11 (15.49%) Office 365
17 10 (14.08%) SQL Server 2008
17 10 (14.08%) Degree
17 10 (14.08%) WCF
17 10 (14.08%) Ajax

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 8 (11.27%) BizTalk Server
1 8 (11.27%) SharePoint
2 6 (8.45%) Exchange Server 2003
2 6 (8.45%) MS Exchange
3 5 (7.04%) IIS
4 4 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.41%) Node.js
Applications
1 13 (18.31%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (7.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (4.23%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.49%) Office 365
2 9 (12.68%) PaaS
3 6 (8.45%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.82%) GitHub
5 1 (1.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (22.54%) DNS
2 12 (16.90%) DHCP
3 4 (5.63%) Firewall
4 2 (2.82%) Internet
5 1 (1.41%) GPRS
5 1 (1.41%) SSL
5 1 (1.41%) HTTP
5 1 (1.41%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (29.58%) SQL Server
2 13 (18.31%) SQL Server 2005
3 10 (14.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (8.45%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (7.04%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.41%) MS Access
6 1 (1.41%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 10 (14.08%) Visual Studio
2 8 (11.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (9.86%) MSTest
4 2 (2.82%) Selenium
5 1 (1.41%) NUnit
5 1 (1.41%) Fiddler
5 1 (1.41%) MSBuild
5 1 (1.41%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.41%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.41%) Grunt
5 1 (1.41%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (1.41%) Bower
5 1 (1.41%) JSUnit
5 1 (1.41%) Cucumber
General
1 7 (9.86%) Marketing
2 6 (8.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (61.97%) Developer
2 9 (12.68%) Web Developer
3 8 (11.27%) Microsoft Developer
4 7 (9.86%) C# Developer
4 7 (9.86%) BizTalk Developer
5 6 (8.45%) C++ Developer
5 6 (8.45%) Software Developer
5 6 (8.45%) Consultant
6 5 (7.04%) Field Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Development Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
7 4 (5.63%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
7 4 (5.63%) CRM Consultant
7 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Consultant
8 3 (4.23%) C# .NET Developer
9 2 (2.82%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
9 2 (2.82%) Network Support
9 2 (2.82%) Software Development Engineer
9 2 (2.82%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 2 (2.82%) .NET Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (60.56%) .NET
2 23 (32.39%) ASP.NET
3 19 (26.76%) HTML
4 18 (25.35%) XML
5 17 (23.94%) CSS
6 14 (19.72%) HTML5
6 14 (19.72%) ASP.NET Web API
7 13 (18.31%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 13 (18.31%) jQuery
8 12 (16.90%) .NET Framework
9 10 (14.08%) WCF
9 10 (14.08%) Ajax
10 9 (12.68%) Managed Extensibility Framework
10 9 (12.68%) Unity DI Container
11 8 (11.27%) Web Services
11 8 (11.27%) XSLT
12 7 (9.86%) AppFabric
13 6 (8.45%) WPF
14 5 (7.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 3 (4.23%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.68%) Inversion of Control
2 6 (8.45%) Replication
3 4 (5.63%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.23%) Wiki
4 3 (4.23%) IPTV
5 2 (2.82%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.82%) Digital Media
5 2 (2.82%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.41%) User Experience
6 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.41%) Open Source
6 1 (1.41%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 44 (61.97%) Windows
2 13 (18.31%) Windows 8
3 6 (8.45%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (8.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (7.04%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (40.85%) MVC
2 23 (32.39%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (19.72%) Web Development
4 9 (12.68%) OO
4 9 (12.68%) Unit Testing
5 8 (11.27%) Dependency Injection
6 7 (9.86%) OOD
6 7 (9.86%) SOA
6 7 (9.86%) Project Management
6 7 (9.86%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (8.45%) Integration Testing
7 6 (8.45%) Scrum
8 5 (7.04%) CRM
9 4 (5.63%) Customer Engagement
9 4 (5.63%) SEO
9 4 (5.63%) Service Management
9 4 (5.63%) ITIL
10 3 (4.23%) Workflow
10 3 (4.23%) Web Analytics
10 3 (4.23%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 42 (59.15%) C#
2 22 (30.99%) JavaScript
3 16 (22.54%) SQL
4 10 (14.08%) C++
5 6 (8.45%) VC++
6 5 (7.04%) PowerShell
7 3 (4.23%) C
7 3 (4.23%) T-SQL
7 3 (4.23%) VBScript
7 3 (4.23%) VB
8 2 (2.82%) Java
9 1 (1.41%) Python
9 1 (1.41%) PHP
9 1 (1.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (14.08%) Degree
2 7 (9.86%) SC Cleared
2 7 (9.86%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.63%) MCITP
3 4 (5.63%) MCTS
3 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (18.31%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.45%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.41%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (8.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 6 (8.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (35.21%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.63%) Cisco
3 3 (4.23%) Omniture
4 1 (1.41%) Google
4 1 (1.41%) Twitter