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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 127 102 80
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -22
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 6 31 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.21% 1.11% 1.46%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.90% 32.98% 64.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 16 12
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£400 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +20.00%
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
87 94 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.03% 3.38% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 47 25
Average daily rate £425 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £500 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £9.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -48.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £14.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+60.71% -25.33%

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 27 February 2015. 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 -9 3 £400 -11.11% 3
Slough - - - - 2
Windsor - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Microsoft Azure
South East

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 13 (56.52%) C#
2 12 (52.17%) .NET
3 11 (47.83%) MVC
4 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
4 8 (34.78%) C++
5 7 (30.43%) SQL
5 7 (30.43%) ASP.NET Web API
6 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
7 5 (21.74%) Windows
7 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
7 5 (21.74%) Inversion of Control
7 5 (21.74%) PaaS
7 5 (21.74%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 5 (21.74%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 5 (21.74%) Office 365
7 5 (21.74%) Unity DI Container
8 4 (17.39%) .NET Framework
8 4 (17.39%) Unit Testing
8 4 (17.39%) Dependency Injection
8 4 (17.39%) VC++
8 4 (17.39%) SharePoint
8 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET
8 4 (17.39%) T-SQL
8 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
8 4 (17.39%) DNS
9 3 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
9 3 (13.04%) Replication
9 3 (13.04%) HTML

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 4 (17.39%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.70%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (4.35%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (21.74%) PaaS
1 5 (21.74%) Office 365
2 3 (13.04%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) DNS
2 3 (13.04%) DHCP
3 1 (4.35%) HTTP
3 1 (4.35%) SSL
3 1 (4.35%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (4.35%) MySQL
3 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Visual Studio
1 3 (13.04%) MSTest
2 1 (4.35%) Fiddler
General
1 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
2 1 (4.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (60.87%) Developer
2 4 (17.39%) Software Developer
2 4 (17.39%) C++ Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Field Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) WPF Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Systems Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) CRM Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Sitecore Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Escalation Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Functional Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (52.17%) .NET
2 7 (30.43%) ASP.NET Web API
3 5 (21.74%) Unity DI Container
3 5 (21.74%) Managed Extensibility Framework
3 5 (21.74%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 4 (17.39%) .NET Framework
4 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET
5 3 (13.04%) CSS
5 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (13.04%) HTML
6 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 2 (8.70%) HTML5
6 2 (8.70%) WCF
6 2 (8.70%) WPF
7 1 (4.35%) Silverlight
7 1 (4.35%) LINQ
7 1 (4.35%) REST
7 1 (4.35%) CSS3
7 1 (4.35%) Web Services
7 1 (4.35%) ActiveX
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (13.04%) Replication
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (4.35%) User Experience
3 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Windows
2 3 (13.04%) Linux
2 3 (13.04%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) MVC
2 4 (17.39%) Unit Testing
2 4 (17.39%) Dependency Injection
3 3 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.70%) Integration Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (4.35%) TDD
5 1 (4.35%) Web Development
5 1 (4.35%) ITIL
5 1 (4.35%) OO
5 1 (4.35%) CRM
5 1 (4.35%) OOD
5 1 (4.35%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (56.52%) C#
2 8 (34.78%) C++
3 7 (30.43%) SQL
4 4 (17.39%) T-SQL
4 4 (17.39%) VC++
4 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
5 3 (13.04%) PowerShell
6 1 (4.35%) PHP
6 1 (4.35%) Java
6 1 (4.35%) Python
6 1 (4.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) HND
1 2 (8.70%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.35%) MCTS
2 1 (4.35%) MCITP
System Software
1 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) SCOM
1 3 (13.04%) SCOrch
1 3 (13.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 3 (13.04%) SCSM
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) Sitecore
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle
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