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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 115 98 123
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +25
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 14 23 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.49% 0.94% 0.42%
As % of the Cloud Services category 22.22% 47.92% 35.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 3
Average daily rate £450 £394 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 - £15.00
Cloud Services Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
63 48 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.21% 1.95% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 29 15
Average daily rate £450 £425 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £313 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £508 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £9.50 £18.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.64% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £15.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -38.00%
Microsoft Azure
South East

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading -9 5 - -
Slough +9 1 £390 -
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Microsoft Azure
South East

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 52 (81.25%) .NET
2 48 (75.00%) Windows
3 44 (68.75%) C#
4 24 (37.50%) ASP.NET
5 23 (35.94%) Microsoft
6 18 (28.13%) OO
6 18 (28.13%) OOD
7 17 (26.56%) WCF
8 16 (25.00%) MS Excel
9 15 (23.44%) Web Services
9 15 (23.44%) XML
10 14 (21.88%) SOA
10 14 (21.88%) Telecoms
11 13 (20.31%) SQL Server 2005
11 13 (20.31%) BizTalk Server
11 13 (20.31%) SQL Server
11 13 (20.31%) SQL Server 2008
11 13 (20.31%) AppFabric
12 12 (18.75%) REST
12 12 (18.75%) JSON
13 11 (17.19%) Windows 8
13 11 (17.19%) ASP.NET Web API
13 11 (17.19%) JavaScript
13 11 (17.19%) IPTV
13 11 (17.19%) MVC
14 10 (15.63%) Internet
14 10 (15.63%) Selenium
15 9 (14.06%) Test Automation
15 9 (14.06%) jQuery
15 9 (14.06%) Office 365

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 13 (20.31%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (10.94%) Node.js
3 3 (4.69%) IIS
Applications
1 16 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.06%) Office 365
2 1 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.63%) Internet
2 3 (4.69%) DHCP
2 3 (4.69%) DNS
3 1 (1.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.31%) SQL Server 2005
1 13 (20.31%) SQL Server
1 13 (20.31%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (6.25%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.56%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (15.63%) Selenium
2 8 (12.50%) Visual Studio
3 7 (10.94%) MSTest
4 6 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (7.81%) NUnit
6 2 (3.13%) MSBuild
7 1 (1.56%) PhoneGap
7 1 (1.56%) SpecFlow
General
1 14 (21.88%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.69%) Retail
3 1 (1.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 28 (43.75%) Developer
2 16 (25.00%) Development Engineer
3 14 (21.88%) Software Engineer
3 14 (21.88%) Software Development Engineer
4 13 (20.31%) BizTalk Developer
5 9 (14.06%) Consultant
6 7 (10.94%) Active Directory Consultant
7 6 (9.38%) .NET Developer
8 5 (7.81%) Automation Engineer
8 5 (7.81%) Test Automation Engineer
8 5 (7.81%) Test Engineer
8 5 (7.81%) Software Test Engineer
8 5 (7.81%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 5 (7.81%) Architect
9 4 (6.25%) Software Developer
9 4 (6.25%) C# Developer
10 3 (4.69%) C# .NET Developer
10 3 (4.69%) Tester
11 2 (3.13%) Applications Tester
11 2 (3.13%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (81.25%) .NET
2 24 (37.50%) ASP.NET
3 17 (26.56%) WCF
4 15 (23.44%) Web Services
4 15 (23.44%) XML
5 13 (20.31%) AppFabric
6 12 (18.75%) REST
6 12 (18.75%) JSON
7 11 (17.19%) ASP.NET Web API
8 9 (14.06%) jQuery
9 8 (12.50%) HTML
10 7 (10.94%) CSS
11 6 (9.38%) Silverlight
12 5 (7.81%) WPF
12 5 (7.81%) ASP.NET MVC
13 4 (6.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 4 (6.25%) .NET Framework
14 3 (4.69%) Backbone.js
14 3 (4.69%) KnockoutJS
14 3 (4.69%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.19%) IPTV
2 6 (9.38%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.69%) Replication
4 1 (1.56%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 48 (75.00%) Windows
2 11 (17.19%) Windows 8
3 6 (9.38%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.56%) Android
4 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (28.13%) OO
1 18 (28.13%) OOD
2 14 (21.88%) SOA
3 11 (17.19%) MVC
4 9 (14.06%) Test Automation
5 8 (12.50%) TDD
5 8 (12.50%) Unit Testing
6 6 (9.38%) Web Development
7 5 (7.81%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (6.25%) BDD
9 3 (4.69%) Scrum
9 3 (4.69%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (4.69%) Automated Testing
9 3 (4.69%) E-Commerce
10 2 (3.13%) Identity Management
11 1 (1.56%) WFM
11 1 (1.56%) Manual Testing
11 1 (1.56%) Mobile Device Management
11 1 (1.56%) Android Development
11 1 (1.56%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 44 (68.75%) C#
2 11 (17.19%) JavaScript
3 5 (7.81%) PowerShell
4 4 (6.25%) SQL
5 3 (4.69%) Java
6 1 (1.56%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (12.50%) Degree
2 4 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.69%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.13%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 9 (14.06%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (9.38%) Windows Intune
2 2 (3.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 23 (35.94%) Microsoft
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