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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 119 64 105
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +41
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 8 67 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.30% 2.58% 0.65%
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.26% 40.12% 45.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 23 10
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£400 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 - -
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
78 167 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.92% 6.43% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 93 24
Average daily rate £488 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.70% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £582 £528 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.18% -9.93%

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
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 18 December 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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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 -17 5 £400 +14.28% 1
Slough - 1 - -
Windsor - - - -
Newbury - - - - 2
Microsoft Azure
South East

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 38 (74.51%) C#
2 35 (68.63%) .NET
3 28 (54.90%) Windows
4 26 (50.98%) MVC
5 18 (35.29%) ASP.NET
5 18 (35.29%) JavaScript
6 16 (31.37%) HTML
6 16 (31.37%) CSS
7 15 (29.41%) XML
8 14 (27.45%) C++
8 14 (27.45%) SQL Server
8 14 (27.45%) Microsoft
8 14 (27.45%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (27.45%) HTML5
9 12 (23.53%) SQL
10 11 (21.57%) ASP.NET Web API
11 10 (19.61%) Ajax
11 10 (19.61%) .NET Framework
12 9 (17.65%) WCF
12 9 (17.65%) Web Development
12 9 (17.65%) Inversion of Control
12 9 (17.65%) PaaS
12 9 (17.65%) OO
12 9 (17.65%) Managed Extensibility Framework
12 9 (17.65%) Unity DI Container
12 9 (17.65%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 8 (15.69%) Dependency Injection
13 8 (15.69%) DNS
13 8 (15.69%) MS Excel
13 8 (15.69%) SQL Server 2005

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 7 (13.73%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (9.80%) SharePoint
2 5 (9.80%) IIS
3 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.96%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (15.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.92%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 9 (17.65%) PaaS
2 5 (9.80%) Office 365
3 2 (3.92%) GitHub
4 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.69%) DNS
2 4 (7.84%) DHCP
3 2 (3.92%) Internet
3 2 (3.92%) HTTP
3 2 (3.92%) SSL
3 2 (3.92%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.96%) Firewall
4 1 (1.96%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (27.45%) SQL Server
2 8 (15.69%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (13.73%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.92%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.96%) MySQL
5 1 (1.96%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.96%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 7 (13.73%) MSTest
2 6 (11.76%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.92%) Fiddler
4 1 (1.96%) Selenium
4 1 (1.96%) NUnit
4 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.96%) MSBuild
General
1 6 (11.76%) Telecoms
2 4 (7.84%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 38 (74.51%) Developer
2 8 (15.69%) Software Developer
3 7 (13.73%) BizTalk Developer
3 7 (13.73%) Web Developer
4 6 (11.76%) C++ Developer
4 6 (11.76%) C# Developer
5 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Developer
6 3 (5.88%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Field Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) WPF Developer
7 2 (3.92%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
7 2 (3.92%) Functional Consultant
7 2 (3.92%) Consultant
7 2 (3.92%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Software Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Development Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
7 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Consultant
7 2 (3.92%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (68.63%) .NET
2 18 (35.29%) ASP.NET
3 16 (31.37%) HTML
3 16 (31.37%) CSS
4 15 (29.41%) XML
5 14 (27.45%) HTML5
6 11 (21.57%) ASP.NET Web API
7 10 (19.61%) Ajax
7 10 (19.61%) .NET Framework
8 9 (17.65%) WCF
8 9 (17.65%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 9 (17.65%) Unity DI Container
8 9 (17.65%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 7 (13.73%) jQuery
9 7 (13.73%) XSLT
9 7 (13.73%) AppFabric
10 5 (9.80%) Web Services
11 3 (5.88%) WPF
11 3 (5.88%) Silverlight
11 3 (5.88%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.65%) Inversion of Control
2 4 (7.84%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.88%) IPTV
3 3 (5.88%) Client/Server
3 3 (5.88%) Replication
4 2 (3.92%) User Experience
4 2 (3.92%) Wiki
5 1 (1.96%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 28 (54.90%) Windows
2 3 (5.88%) Linux
2 3 (5.88%) UNIX
3 1 (1.96%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.96%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (50.98%) MVC
2 14 (27.45%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (17.65%) Web Development
3 9 (17.65%) OO
4 8 (15.69%) Dependency Injection
5 7 (13.73%) Unit Testing
5 7 (13.73%) OOD
5 7 (13.73%) SOA
6 6 (11.76%) Integration Testing
6 6 (11.76%) Project Management
7 3 (5.88%) Project Planning
7 3 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (5.88%) CRM
7 3 (5.88%) SEO
8 2 (3.92%) Analytics
8 2 (3.92%) ITIL
8 2 (3.92%) Customer Engagement
8 2 (3.92%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (3.92%) Service Management
8 2 (3.92%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 38 (74.51%) C#
2 18 (35.29%) JavaScript
3 14 (27.45%) C++
4 12 (23.53%) SQL
5 6 (11.76%) VC++
6 5 (9.80%) T-SQL
7 3 (5.88%) PowerShell
7 3 (5.88%) C
7 3 (5.88%) VBScript
7 3 (5.88%) VB
7 3 (5.88%) Java
8 2 (3.92%) PHP
8 2 (3.92%) Python
8 2 (3.92%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (13.73%) Degree
1 7 (13.73%) SC Cleared
1 7 (13.73%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.92%) HND
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.92%) MCITP
2 2 (3.92%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (13.73%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) SCOM
1 3 (5.88%) SCOrch
1 3 (5.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 3 (5.88%) SCSM
2 1 (1.96%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (27.45%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.92%) Omniture
3 1 (1.96%) Cisco