The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 43 67 53
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 35 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 4.09% 0.24% 1.32%
As % of the Cloud Services category 29.41% 6.45% 58.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 2 6
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£405 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.71% +27.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £403 £363
% change year-on-year
-4.34% +11.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £17.50 -
% change year-on-year
+122.85% -
Microsoft Azure
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire region.

Cloud Services Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
119 31 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 13.90% 3.73% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 25 9
Average daily rate £413 £233 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.41% -15.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +29.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+41.17% -48.48%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Cambridgeshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Cloud Services category.

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Cambridgeshire region.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Microsoft Azure
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

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 Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 31 August 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
Cambridge +15 22 £365 +4.28% 2
Huntingdon - 2 £413 -
Microsoft Azure
East of England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 21 (47.73%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (45.45%) Java
2 20 (45.45%) Git (software)
3 16 (36.36%) Unit Testing
3 16 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (34.09%) JavaScript
5 14 (31.82%) HTML
5 14 (31.82%) CSS
5 14 (31.82%) IntelliJ
5 14 (31.82%) Ajax
5 14 (31.82%) ECMAScript
5 14 (31.82%) HTML5
5 14 (31.82%) REST
5 14 (31.82%) CSS3
5 14 (31.82%) Responsive Web Design
5 14 (31.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 14 (31.82%) WebStorm
5 14 (31.82%) TypeScript
5 14 (31.82%) jQuery
5 14 (31.82%) UX Design
5 14 (31.82%) Mercurial
5 14 (31.82%) User Experience
5 14 (31.82%) Dart
6 11 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (25.00%) .NET
7 10 (22.73%) C#
7 10 (22.73%) Photoshop
7 10 (22.73%) Windows
7 10 (22.73%) Microsoft
7 10 (22.73%) Tridion

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 10 (22.73%) Node.js
2 8 (18.18%) OpenStack
3 5 (11.36%) Lync
3 5 (11.36%) SharePoint
4 4 (9.09%) CMS
4 4 (9.09%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (6.82%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (6.82%) MS Exchange
5 3 (6.82%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (4.55%) WebLogic
6 2 (4.55%) IIS
6 2 (4.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (22.73%) Photoshop
1 10 (22.73%) Adobe Illustrator
1 10 (22.73%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 10 (22.73%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 16 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (18.18%) Google Cloud Platform
4 7 (15.91%) Office 365
5 4 (9.09%) Rackspace Cloud
6 2 (4.55%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.36%) TCP/IP
2 3 (6.82%) DNS
2 3 (6.82%) Firewall
3 2 (4.55%) SAN
4 1 (2.27%) SMPP
4 1 (2.27%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.36%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 20 (45.45%) Git (software)
2 14 (31.82%) Mercurial
2 14 (31.82%) IntelliJ
2 14 (31.82%) WebStorm
3 9 (20.45%) Grunt
3 9 (20.45%) PhantomJS
3 9 (20.45%) Jasmine
3 9 (20.45%) gulp
4 7 (15.91%) Selenium
5 3 (6.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (6.82%) Subversion
6 2 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (4.55%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.27%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.27%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (2.27%) ANTLR
7 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (20.45%) Finance
1 9 (20.45%) Banking
2 7 (15.91%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.55%) Legal
4 1 (2.27%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 23 (52.27%) Developer
2 14 (31.82%) Front-End Developer
3 7 (15.91%) Consultant
4 6 (13.64%) Architect
5 5 (11.36%) Cloud Consultant
6 3 (6.82%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.55%) .NET Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Consultant
7 2 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) Applications Specialist
8 1 (2.27%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) Digital Architect
8 1 (2.27%) Digital Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.27%) Test Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) Software Test Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) Junior Software Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) Senior Architect
8 1 (2.27%) Wintel Specialist
8 1 (2.27%) Junior Test Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (31.82%) HTML
1 14 (31.82%) CSS
1 14 (31.82%) Ajax
1 14 (31.82%) jQuery
1 14 (31.82%) HTML5
1 14 (31.82%) REST
1 14 (31.82%) CSS3
1 14 (31.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 11 (25.00%) .NET
3 10 (22.73%) PhoneGap
4 9 (20.45%) Sass
5 7 (15.91%) WCF
6 6 (13.64%) .NET Framework
7 5 (11.36%) WPF
7 5 (11.36%) ADO.NET
7 5 (11.36%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (11.36%) LINQ
8 4 (9.09%) WF
9 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET
9 3 (6.82%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (31.82%) User Experience
2 10 (22.73%) Mobile App
2 10 (22.73%) Graphic Design
3 3 (6.82%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (4.55%) Tandem
4 2 (4.55%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.27%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.27%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.73%) Windows
2 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.27%) UNIX
3 1 (2.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (47.73%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (36.36%) Unit Testing
3 14 (31.82%) UX Design
3 14 (31.82%) Responsive Web Design
4 8 (18.18%) Scrum
5 7 (15.91%) MVC
5 7 (15.91%) Time Management
5 7 (15.91%) DevOps
6 5 (11.36%) Technical Architecture
6 5 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (9.09%) Configuration Management
7 4 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (6.82%) Multithreading
8 3 (6.82%) Load Balancing
8 3 (6.82%) Open Source
8 3 (6.82%) MVVM
9 2 (4.55%) BDD
9 2 (4.55%) TDD
9 2 (4.55%) Kanban
9 2 (4.55%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (45.45%) Java
2 15 (34.09%) JavaScript
3 14 (31.82%) ECMAScript
3 14 (31.82%) TypeScript
3 14 (31.82%) Dart
4 10 (22.73%) C#
5 3 (6.82%) SQL
6 2 (4.55%) VB
6 2 (4.55%) PHP
7 1 (2.27%) Python
7 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (15.91%) MCSE
1 7 (15.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (11.36%) MCITP
3 2 (4.55%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (2.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 8 (18.18%) Hyper-V
2 5 (11.36%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.55%) VMware ESX
3 2 (4.55%) Docker
4 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.27%) XenServer
4 1 (2.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (15.91%) Puppet
2 6 (13.64%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (11.36%) Nagios
4 3 (6.82%) Vagrant
4 3 (6.82%) logstash
4 3 (6.82%) Graphite
4 3 (6.82%) Kubernetes
5 2 (4.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 8 (18.18%) Google
3 5 (11.36%) Oracle
4 4 (9.09%) Sitecore
4 4 (9.09%) Rackspace
5 3 (6.82%) VMware
6 2 (4.55%) IBM
6 2 (4.55%) HP
6 2 (4.55%) Dell
6 2 (4.55%) Citrix
6 2 (4.55%) Symantec