The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category for the Berkshire region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 95 92 115
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +23
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 27 30 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.08% 1.25% 0.76%
As % of the Cloud Services category 36.49% 48.39% 54.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 7
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£450 £438 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £355 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £450 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - £13.50
Cloud Services Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
74 62 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.95% 2.58% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 31 18
Average daily rate £400 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £269 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+28.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £31.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +129.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £34.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-51.47% +151.85%
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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 30 July 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 +13 16 £450 - 8
Slough - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Newbury - - - -
Microsoft Azure
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Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 30 (69.77%) Windows
2 27 (62.79%) .NET
3 24 (55.81%) C#
4 17 (39.53%) ASP.NET
5 15 (34.88%) JavaScript
6 14 (32.56%) SQL Server
6 14 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (30.23%) SQL
7 13 (30.23%) HTML
7 13 (30.23%) XML
7 13 (30.23%) Microsoft
8 12 (27.91%) MVC
8 12 (27.91%) jQuery
8 12 (27.91%) Windows 8
9 11 (25.58%) Web Development
9 11 (25.58%) DNS
10 10 (23.26%) CSS
10 10 (23.26%) HTML5
11 9 (20.93%) SQL Server 2005
11 9 (20.93%) Active Directory
12 8 (18.60%) Visual Studio
12 8 (18.60%) DHCP
12 8 (18.60%) Team Foundation Server
13 7 (16.28%) SQL Server 2008
13 7 (16.28%) Office 365
13 7 (16.28%) WCF
14 6 (13.95%) SharePoint
14 6 (13.95%) XSLT
14 6 (13.95%) MS Excel
14 6 (13.95%) Web Services

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 6 (13.95%) SharePoint
2 5 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (11.63%) MS Exchange
2 5 (11.63%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (6.98%) IIS
3 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (4.65%) Node.js
5 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (13.95%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.98%) WebTrends
2 2 (4.65%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (16.28%) Office 365
2 5 (11.63%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (25.58%) DNS
2 8 (18.60%) DHCP
3 3 (6.98%) Firewall
4 1 (2.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (32.56%) SQL Server
2 9 (20.93%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (16.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (11.63%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (9.30%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.33%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.33%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.33%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 8 (18.60%) Visual Studio
1 8 (18.60%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.33%) MSTest
2 1 (2.33%) SpecFlow
2 1 (2.33%) Jasmine
2 1 (2.33%) JSUnit
2 1 (2.33%) NUnit
2 1 (2.33%) Selenium
2 1 (2.33%) Grunt
2 1 (2.33%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (2.33%) Bower
General
1 5 (11.63%) Marketing
2 4 (9.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (53.49%) Developer
2 7 (16.28%) Web Developer
3 4 (9.30%) Consultant
3 4 (9.30%) BizTalk Developer
3 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Developer
4 3 (6.98%) Development Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Software Developer
5 2 (4.65%) .NET Developer
5 2 (4.65%) C# Developer
5 2 (4.65%) Field Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Network Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Applications Developer
5 2 (4.65%) Architect
5 2 (4.65%) Network Consultant
5 2 (4.65%) Network Support
5 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (4.65%) CRM Consultant
5 2 (4.65%) .NET Architect
5 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Consultant
5 2 (4.65%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (62.79%) .NET
2 17 (39.53%) ASP.NET
3 13 (30.23%) HTML
3 13 (30.23%) XML
4 12 (27.91%) jQuery
5 10 (23.26%) CSS
5 10 (23.26%) HTML5
6 7 (16.28%) WCF
7 6 (13.95%) XSLT
7 6 (13.95%) Web Services
7 6 (13.95%) Ajax
8 5 (11.63%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 5 (11.63%) WPF
8 5 (11.63%) .NET Framework
8 5 (11.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (9.30%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (9.30%) AppFabric
10 2 (4.65%) DHTML
10 2 (4.65%) DOM
10 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) Replication
1 3 (6.98%) Wiki
2 2 (4.65%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.65%) IPTV
2 2 (4.65%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.33%) Social Media
3 1 (2.33%) Open Source
3 1 (2.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 30 (69.77%) Windows
2 12 (27.91%) Windows 8
3 5 (11.63%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (11.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (9.30%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (27.91%) MVC
3 11 (25.58%) Web Development
4 6 (13.95%) Scrum
4 6 (13.95%) Unit Testing
5 5 (11.63%) TDD
5 5 (11.63%) Project Management
6 4 (9.30%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (9.30%) SOA
6 4 (9.30%) OO
7 3 (6.98%) Customer Engagement
7 3 (6.98%) Digital Marketing
7 3 (6.98%) Web Analytics
7 3 (6.98%) ITIL
7 3 (6.98%) Service Management
7 3 (6.98%) SEO
7 3 (6.98%) Workflow
7 3 (6.98%) Analytics
8 2 (4.65%) Migration
8 2 (4.65%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 24 (55.81%) C#
2 15 (34.88%) JavaScript
3 13 (30.23%) SQL
4 5 (11.63%) PowerShell
5 3 (6.98%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.65%) VBScript
6 2 (4.65%) VB
6 2 (4.65%) C
6 2 (4.65%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (13.95%) Degree
2 3 (6.98%) SC Cleared
2 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.98%) MCTS
2 3 (6.98%) MCITP
2 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (20.93%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.63%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (11.63%) SCCM
2 3 (6.98%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 13 (30.23%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.98%) Omniture
2 3 (6.98%) Cisco
3 1 (2.33%) Twitter
3 1 (2.33%) Google