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 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 85 104 134
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +30
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 41 28 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.67% 1.07% 0.29%
As % of the Cloud Services category 34.17% 26.17% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 10 4
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£425 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £218 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £408 £343 £388
% change year-on-year
+18.97% -11.61%
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
120 107 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.90% 4.07% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 68 17
Average daily rate £450 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £275 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £562 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £345 £400
% change year-on-year
+15.94% -13.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-9.21% -32.14%

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 30 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 30 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 +33 24 £425 +17.24% 1
Maidenhead - 2 £344 -
Windsor - 2 - - 1
Newbury - - - -
Slough - - - - 2
Microsoft Azure
South East

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 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 42 (62.69%) C#
2 39 (58.21%) .NET
2 39 (58.21%) Windows
3 29 (43.28%) MVC
4 24 (35.82%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (34.33%) JavaScript
6 22 (32.84%) SQL Server
7 21 (31.34%) Microsoft
8 20 (29.85%) HTML
9 18 (26.87%) ASP.NET
9 18 (26.87%) CSS
9 18 (26.87%) XML
10 16 (23.88%) SQL
10 16 (23.88%) DNS
11 15 (22.39%) HTML5
12 14 (20.90%) ASP.NET Web API
13 13 (19.40%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 13 (19.40%) Active Directory
13 13 (19.40%) SQL Server 2005
13 13 (19.40%) jQuery
14 12 (17.91%) .NET Framework
14 12 (17.91%) DHCP
15 11 (16.42%) Office 365
16 10 (14.93%) C++
16 10 (14.93%) WCF
16 10 (14.93%) SQL Server 2008
16 10 (14.93%) Ajax
17 9 (13.43%) Unit Testing
17 9 (13.43%) Web Development
17 9 (13.43%) Degree

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 9 (13.43%) SharePoint
2 8 (11.94%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (8.96%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (8.96%) MS Exchange
4 5 (7.46%) IIS
5 4 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.99%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.49%) Node.js
Applications
1 8 (11.94%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (7.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (4.48%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 11 (16.42%) Office 365
2 9 (13.43%) PaaS
3 6 (8.96%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.99%) GitHub
5 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (23.88%) DNS
2 12 (17.91%) DHCP
3 4 (5.97%) Firewall
4 2 (2.99%) Internet
5 1 (1.49%) GPRS
5 1 (1.49%) Wireshark
5 1 (1.49%) HTTP
5 1 (1.49%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (32.84%) SQL Server
2 13 (19.40%) SQL Server 2005
3 10 (14.93%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (8.96%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (7.46%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.49%) MySQL
6 1 (1.49%) MS Access
6 1 (1.49%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.49%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 7 (10.45%) MSTest
2 6 (8.96%) Visual Studio
3 3 (4.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.99%) Selenium
5 1 (1.49%) Fiddler
5 1 (1.49%) JSUnit
5 1 (1.49%) NUnit
5 1 (1.49%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.49%) MSBuild
5 1 (1.49%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.49%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.49%) Grunt
5 1 (1.49%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (1.49%) Bower
General
1 7 (10.45%) Telecoms
1 7 (10.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 42 (62.69%) Developer
2 9 (13.43%) Web Developer
3 8 (11.94%) Microsoft Developer
4 7 (10.45%) BizTalk Developer
5 6 (8.96%) Consultant
5 6 (8.96%) Software Developer
5 6 (8.96%) C++ Developer
5 6 (8.96%) C# Developer
6 5 (7.46%) Field Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) CRM Consultant
7 4 (5.97%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
7 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Consultant
7 4 (5.97%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
8 2 (2.99%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (2.99%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
8 2 (2.99%) Development Engineer
8 2 (2.99%) .NET Architect
8 2 (2.99%) Senior Developer
8 2 (2.99%) Support Engineer
8 2 (2.99%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (58.21%) .NET
2 20 (29.85%) HTML
3 18 (26.87%) ASP.NET
3 18 (26.87%) CSS
3 18 (26.87%) XML
4 15 (22.39%) HTML5
5 14 (20.90%) ASP.NET Web API
6 13 (19.40%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 13 (19.40%) jQuery
7 12 (17.91%) .NET Framework
8 10 (14.93%) WCF
8 10 (14.93%) Ajax
9 9 (13.43%) Unity DI Container
9 9 (13.43%) Managed Extensibility Framework
10 8 (11.94%) XSLT
10 8 (11.94%) Web Services
11 7 (10.45%) AppFabric
12 5 (7.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 3 (4.48%) DHTML
13 3 (4.48%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.43%) Inversion of Control
2 6 (8.96%) Replication
3 4 (5.97%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.48%) Wiki
4 3 (4.48%) IPTV
5 2 (2.99%) Digital Media
5 2 (2.99%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.99%) User Experience
5 2 (2.99%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.49%) Social Media
6 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.49%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 39 (58.21%) Windows
2 8 (11.94%) Windows 8
3 6 (8.96%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (8.96%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (7.46%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (43.28%) MVC
2 24 (35.82%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (13.43%) OO
3 9 (13.43%) Web Development
3 9 (13.43%) Unit Testing
4 8 (11.94%) Dependency Injection
5 7 (10.45%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (10.45%) Project Management
5 7 (10.45%) OOD
5 7 (10.45%) SOA
6 6 (8.96%) Integration Testing
6 6 (8.96%) Scrum
7 5 (7.46%) CRM
8 4 (5.97%) Service Management
8 4 (5.97%) SEO
8 4 (5.97%) Customer Engagement
8 4 (5.97%) ITIL
9 3 (4.48%) Digital Marketing
9 3 (4.48%) Analytics
9 3 (4.48%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 42 (62.69%) C#
2 23 (34.33%) JavaScript
3 16 (23.88%) SQL
4 10 (14.93%) C++
5 6 (8.96%) VC++
6 3 (4.48%) C
6 3 (4.48%) T-SQL
6 3 (4.48%) VBScript
6 3 (4.48%) VB
7 2 (2.99%) Java
8 1 (1.49%) PHP
8 1 (1.49%) Python
8 1 (1.49%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (13.43%) Degree
2 7 (10.45%) SC Cleared
2 7 (10.45%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (5.97%) MCTS
3 4 (5.97%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.97%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (19.40%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.96%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.49%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (8.96%) SCCM
1 6 (8.96%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 21 (31.34%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.97%) Cisco
3 3 (4.48%) Omniture
4 1 (1.49%) Google
4 1 (1.49%) Twitter