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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 105 83 126
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +43
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 20 48 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.77% 1.90% 0.26%
As % of the Cloud Services category 17.39% 31.17% 28.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 6
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£425 £350 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -24.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £275 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+26.82% -31.66%
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
115 154 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.42% 6.10% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 96 14
Average daily rate £483 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.52% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £330 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £418 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.11 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.18% -42.95%

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 21 November 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 +4 16 £425 +21.42% 2
Windsor - 1 - -
Newbury - - - -
Slough - - - -
Microsoft Azure
South East

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 43 (70.49%) C#
2 38 (62.30%) .NET
3 34 (55.74%) Windows
4 30 (49.18%) MVC
5 22 (36.07%) JavaScript
6 21 (34.43%) Microsoft
6 21 (34.43%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (32.79%) HTML
8 19 (31.15%) ASP.NET
9 18 (29.51%) CSS
9 18 (29.51%) XML
9 18 (29.51%) SQL
10 15 (24.59%) SQL Server
10 15 (24.59%) HTML5
11 14 (22.95%) ASP.NET Web API
12 13 (21.31%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 13 (21.31%) C++
12 13 (21.31%) jQuery
13 12 (19.67%) .NET Framework
13 12 (19.67%) DNS
14 11 (18.03%) Ajax
15 10 (16.39%) Web Development
15 10 (16.39%) Degree
15 10 (16.39%) Active Directory
16 9 (14.75%) SharePoint
16 9 (14.75%) OO
16 9 (14.75%) WCF
16 9 (14.75%) Unit Testing
16 9 (14.75%) Managed Extensibility Framework
16 9 (14.75%) Inversion of Control

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (14.75%) SharePoint
2 8 (13.11%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (9.84%) IIS
4 2 (3.28%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.64%) Node.js
5 1 (1.64%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (13.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (8.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (4.92%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.75%) PaaS
2 6 (9.84%) Office 365
3 2 (3.28%) GitHub
4 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (19.67%) DNS
2 7 (11.48%) DHCP
3 2 (3.28%) HTTP
3 2 (3.28%) Wireshark
3 2 (3.28%) SSL
3 2 (3.28%) Internet
4 1 (1.64%) Firewall
4 1 (1.64%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (24.59%) SQL Server
2 8 (13.11%) SQL Server 2005
2 8 (13.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.92%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.64%) MySQL
5 1 (1.64%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.64%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (11.48%) MSTest
1 7 (11.48%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.28%) Selenium
2 2 (3.28%) Fiddler
3 1 (1.64%) JSUnit
3 1 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.64%) NUnit
3 1 (1.64%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.64%) MSBuild
3 1 (1.64%) SpecFlow
3 1 (1.64%) Jasmine
3 1 (1.64%) Grunt
3 1 (1.64%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (1.64%) Bower
General
1 7 (11.48%) Marketing
2 5 (8.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (70.49%) Developer
2 9 (14.75%) Web Developer
3 8 (13.11%) Software Developer
3 8 (13.11%) Microsoft Developer
4 7 (11.48%) BizTalk Developer
5 6 (9.84%) C++ Developer
5 6 (9.84%) C# Developer
6 5 (8.20%) Field Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) Consultant
7 4 (6.56%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
7 4 (6.56%) CRM Consultant
7 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Consultant
7 4 (6.56%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
8 3 (4.92%) Support Engineer
9 2 (3.28%) Software Engineer
9 2 (3.28%) Functional Consultant
9 2 (3.28%) Senior Developer
9 2 (3.28%) Software Development Engineer
9 2 (3.28%) C# .NET Developer
9 2 (3.28%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (62.30%) .NET
2 20 (32.79%) HTML
3 19 (31.15%) ASP.NET
4 18 (29.51%) CSS
4 18 (29.51%) XML
5 15 (24.59%) HTML5
6 14 (22.95%) ASP.NET Web API
7 13 (21.31%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 13 (21.31%) jQuery
8 12 (19.67%) .NET Framework
9 11 (18.03%) Ajax
10 9 (14.75%) Unity DI Container
10 9 (14.75%) Managed Extensibility Framework
10 9 (14.75%) WCF
11 8 (13.11%) XSLT
11 8 (13.11%) Web Services
12 7 (11.48%) AppFabric
13 5 (8.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 3 (4.92%) DHTML
14 3 (4.92%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.75%) Inversion of Control
2 6 (9.84%) Replication
3 4 (6.56%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.92%) Wiki
4 3 (4.92%) IPTV
4 3 (4.92%) Client/Server
5 2 (3.28%) User Experience
6 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.64%) Social Media
6 1 (1.64%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 34 (55.74%) Windows
2 2 (3.28%) Linux
2 2 (3.28%) Windows 7
2 2 (3.28%) Windows 8
2 2 (3.28%) UNIX
3 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (49.18%) MVC
2 21 (34.43%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (16.39%) Web Development
4 9 (14.75%) Unit Testing
4 9 (14.75%) OO
5 8 (13.11%) Dependency Injection
6 7 (11.48%) Project Management
6 7 (11.48%) OOD
6 7 (11.48%) SOA
6 7 (11.48%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (9.84%) Integration Testing
8 5 (8.20%) Customer Engagement
8 5 (8.20%) ITIL
8 5 (8.20%) Service Management
8 5 (8.20%) CRM
9 4 (6.56%) SEO
9 4 (6.56%) Scrum
10 3 (4.92%) Digital Marketing
10 3 (4.92%) Analytics
10 3 (4.92%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 43 (70.49%) C#
2 22 (36.07%) JavaScript
3 18 (29.51%) SQL
4 13 (21.31%) C++
5 6 (9.84%) T-SQL
5 6 (9.84%) VC++
6 3 (4.92%) C
6 3 (4.92%) VBScript
6 3 (4.92%) VB
6 3 (4.92%) Java
7 2 (3.28%) PHP
7 2 (3.28%) Python
7 2 (3.28%) Ruby
7 2 (3.28%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (16.39%) Degree
2 7 (11.48%) SC Cleared
2 7 (11.48%) Security Cleared
3 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (8.20%) MCTS
3 5 (8.20%) MCITP
4 2 (3.28%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (16.39%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.64%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (9.84%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (3.28%) SCSM
2 2 (3.28%) SCOM
2 2 (3.28%) SCOrch
3 1 (1.64%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (34.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.92%) Omniture
3 1 (1.64%) Google
3 1 (1.64%) Twitter
3 1 (1.64%) Cisco