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 31 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 34 89 103
Rank change year-on-year
+55 +14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 116 32 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.78% 1.29% 0.82%
As % of the Cloud Services category 45.85% 22.38% 28.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 23 12
Median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £215 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £473 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £375 £378
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +9.37%
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
253 143 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 10.43% 5.78% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 83 43
Median daily rate £450 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £195 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £688 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
Median hourly rate £19.61 £14.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.24% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +85.18%

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 31 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 31 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 +34 68 £425 - 11
Bracknell +1 10 £488 +14.70% 2
Maidenhead +3 3 £335 +272.22% 3
Slough +5 2 £485 -35.33% 1
Wokingham - 2 £228 -
Newbury +3 1 - - 1
Microsoft Azure
South East

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 130 (68.42%) Microsoft
2 78 (41.05%) .NET
2 78 (41.05%) Windows
3 63 (33.16%) C#
4 61 (32.11%) SQL
5 53 (27.89%) Active Directory
6 50 (26.32%) Office 365
7 44 (23.16%) PowerShell
8 43 (22.63%) SQL Server
9 41 (21.58%) Windows Server
10 40 (21.05%) DNS
11 33 (17.37%) MS Excel
12 32 (16.84%) Microsoft Certification
13 31 (16.32%) Hyper-V
14 30 (15.79%) Migration
15 27 (14.21%) Degree
15 27 (14.21%) SharePoint
15 27 (14.21%) ITIL
16 26 (13.68%) Azure Active Directory
17 25 (13.16%) Linux
17 25 (13.16%) VPN
17 25 (13.16%) Business Intelligence
18 24 (12.63%) Oracle
19 23 (12.11%) JavaScript
19 23 (12.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 23 (12.11%) Mentoring
20 22 (11.58%) Agile Software Development
20 22 (11.58%) ASP.NET
21 21 (11.05%) CSS
21 21 (11.05%) Java

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 27 (14.21%) SharePoint
2 20 (10.53%) IIS
3 12 (6.32%) MS Exchange
4 11 (5.79%) Skype for Business
5 5 (2.63%) Apache Spark
5 5 (2.63%) Drupal
5 5 (2.63%) Joomla!
5 5 (2.63%) Node.js
5 5 (2.63%) WordPress
6 4 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.58%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.58%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.58%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.05%) GroupWise
8 2 (1.05%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.53%) CMS
9 1 (0.53%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
Applications
1 33 (17.37%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.74%) MS Office
3 3 (1.58%) MS Project
4 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (6.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 50 (26.32%) Office 365
2 26 (13.68%) Azure Active Directory
3 18 (9.47%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (7.37%) PaaS
5 9 (4.74%) IaaS
6 6 (3.16%) Azure Machine Learning
7 2 (1.05%) SaaS
8 1 (0.53%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.53%) Google Compute Engine
8 1 (0.53%) IBM PureFlex
8 1 (0.53%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 40 (21.05%) DNS
2 25 (13.16%) VPN
3 19 (10.00%) HTTP
4 17 (8.95%) DHCP
5 13 (6.84%) Firewall
5 13 (6.84%) TCP/IP
6 12 (6.32%) IPsec
7 11 (5.79%) IPv6
7 11 (5.79%) Skype
8 9 (4.74%) Kerberos
8 9 (4.74%) LAN
8 9 (4.74%) WAN
9 8 (4.21%) Software-Defined Networking
10 7 (3.68%) BGP
10 7 (3.68%) Internet
10 7 (3.68%) LDAP
10 7 (3.68%) Wireshark
11 6 (3.16%) SSL
12 5 (2.63%) Remote Desktop
13 4 (2.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (22.63%) SQL Server
2 23 (12.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (9.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 14 (7.37%) Azure SQL Database
4 14 (7.37%) Power BI
4 14 (7.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (6.84%) Big Data
6 12 (6.32%) Hadoop
6 12 (6.32%) Relational Database
7 10 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (4.74%) Datazen
8 9 (4.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 8 (4.21%) NoSQL
10 6 (3.16%) RDBMS
11 5 (2.63%) HDInsight
12 2 (1.05%) Apache Hive
12 2 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
13 1 (0.53%) DB2
13 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
13 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 17 (8.95%) Jenkins
2 16 (8.42%) Git (software)
2 16 (8.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (7.89%) JIRA
4 14 (7.37%) Visual Studio
5 13 (6.84%) Artifactory
5 13 (6.84%) MSBuild
5 13 (6.84%) NuGet
6 5 (2.63%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.53%) Ant
7 1 (0.53%) AppScan
7 1 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.53%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.53%) Gradle
7 1 (0.53%) Hudson
7 1 (0.53%) Maven
7 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Blend
7 1 (0.53%) Toad
General
1 10 (5.26%) German Language
1 10 (5.26%) Marketing
1 10 (5.26%) Telecoms
2 6 (3.16%) French Language
2 6 (3.16%) Portuguese Language
2 6 (3.16%) Spanish Language
3 3 (1.58%) Automotive
3 3 (1.58%) Finance
3 3 (1.58%) Italian Language
3 3 (1.58%) Retail
4 1 (0.53%) Advertising
4 1 (0.53%) Banking
4 1 (0.53%) Billing
4 1 (0.53%) Electronics
4 1 (0.53%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 44 (23.16%) Consultant
2 34 (17.89%) Developer
3 32 (16.84%) Support Engineer
4 26 (13.68%) Azure Engineer
5 22 (11.58%) Architect
6 19 (10.00%) Field Engineer
7 18 (9.47%) Escalation Engineer
8 15 (7.89%) Azure Consultant
8 15 (7.89%) Azure Developer
8 15 (7.89%) Cloud Engineer
9 14 (7.37%) .NET Developer
10 13 (6.84%) Azure Architect
10 13 (6.84%) Microsoft Consultant
11 12 (6.32%) C# Developer
11 12 (6.32%) Technical Consultant
12 11 (5.79%) SQL Developer
13 9 (4.74%) Build Engineer
13 9 (4.74%) Development Engineer
14 8 (4.21%) C# .NET Developer
14 8 (4.21%) Microsoft Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (41.05%) .NET
2 22 (11.58%) ASP.NET
3 21 (11.05%) CSS
4 20 (10.53%) XML
5 19 (10.00%) ADO.NET
6 17 (8.95%) .NET Framework
7 15 (7.89%) WCF
8 12 (6.32%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (5.26%) REST
9 10 (5.26%) Unity DI Container
9 10 (5.26%) XML Schema
10 9 (4.74%) ADO
10 9 (4.74%) Autofac
10 9 (4.74%) Entity Framework
10 9 (4.74%) HTML
10 9 (4.74%) Middleware
10 9 (4.74%) ODBC
10 9 (4.74%) OLE
10 9 (4.74%) OLE DB
10 9 (4.74%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.37%) Public Cloud
2 12 (6.32%) Computer Science
3 9 (4.74%) Inversion of Control
4 7 (3.68%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.63%) Client/Server
5 5 (2.63%) Clustering
5 5 (2.63%) PKI
5 5 (2.63%) VCE vBlock
6 4 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.11%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.58%) BYOD
7 3 (1.58%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.05%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (1.05%) Replication
9 1 (0.53%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.53%) Digital Media
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 78 (41.05%) Windows
2 41 (21.58%) Windows Server
3 25 (13.16%) Linux
4 13 (6.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (2.63%) Ubuntu
6 4 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.05%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.53%) Unix
8 1 (0.53%) VMS
8 1 (0.53%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (15.79%) Migration
2 27 (14.21%) ITIL
3 25 (13.16%) Business Intelligence
4 23 (12.11%) Mentoring
5 22 (11.58%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (11.05%) Customer Engagement
7 20 (10.53%) Service Management
8 17 (8.95%) MVC
9 15 (7.89%) CRM
9 15 (7.89%) Disaster Recovery
9 15 (7.89%) High Availability
9 15 (7.89%) Load Balancing
10 13 (6.84%) Build Automation
10 13 (6.84%) Continuous Delivery
10 13 (6.84%) DevOps
11 12 (6.32%) Open Source
12 11 (5.79%) Identity Management
12 11 (5.79%) Web Development
13 10 (5.26%) Data Modelling
13 10 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 63 (33.16%) C#
2 61 (32.11%) SQL
3 44 (23.16%) PowerShell
4 23 (12.11%) JavaScript
5 21 (11.05%) Java
6 20 (10.53%) T-SQL
7 17 (8.95%) Python
8 16 (8.42%) Ruby
8 16 (8.42%) VB.NET
9 14 (7.37%) C++
10 13 (6.84%) VB
11 12 (6.32%) PHP
12 11 (5.79%) C
12 11 (5.79%) R
13 7 (3.68%) VBScript
14 6 (3.16%) VB6
15 5 (2.63%) Scala
16 3 (1.58%) Shell Script
17 2 (1.05%) Perl
18 1 (0.53%) Korn
Qualifications
1 32 (16.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (14.21%) Degree
3 19 (10.00%) MCTS
4 16 (8.42%) MCITP
5 11 (5.79%) MCSE
6 10 (5.26%) Security Cleared
7 8 (4.21%) SC Cleared
8 7 (3.68%) MCSD
9 5 (2.63%) MCSA
10 3 (1.58%) MCAD
10 3 (1.58%) MCPD
11 1 (0.53%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.53%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.53%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.05%) QA
2 1 (0.53%) SLA
System Software
1 53 (27.89%) Active Directory
2 31 (16.32%) Hyper-V
3 14 (7.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (4.21%) vSphere
5 4 (2.11%) UAG
6 2 (1.05%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.05%) XenServer
7 1 (0.53%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.53%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.53%) vCloud
7 1 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (7.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 12 (6.32%) SCOM
2 12 (6.32%) SCVMM
2 12 (6.32%) Windows Intune
3 11 (5.79%) Puppet
4 9 (4.74%) SCCM
5 5 (2.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.58%) SCOrch
6 3 (1.58%) WSUS
7 2 (1.05%) Ansible
7 2 (1.05%) Perfmon
8 1 (0.53%) HP Fortify
8 1 (0.53%) SELinux
8 1 (0.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.53%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 130 (68.42%) Microsoft
2 24 (12.63%) Oracle
3 17 (8.95%) VMware
4 15 (7.89%) Red Hat
5 8 (4.21%) Remedy
6 7 (3.68%) RightScale
7 4 (2.11%) CA
8 3 (1.58%) Cisco
8 3 (1.58%) Citrix
8 3 (1.58%) IBM
8 3 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.05%) Mitel
9 2 (1.05%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.53%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.53%) Facebook
10 1 (0.53%) Google
10 1 (0.53%) NetScout
10 1 (0.53%) Rackspace
10 1 (0.53%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.53%) Splunk
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