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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 54 58 55
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 8 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.24% 0.18% 1.34%
As % of the Cloud Services category 16.67% 10.00% 56.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 9
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£281 £450 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% -18.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £419 £400
% change year-on-year
-4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 - -
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
48 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 7.42% 1.75% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 7 9
Average daily rate £475 £368 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.25% -33.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £12.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+70.00% -33.33%

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
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 6 March 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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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
Cambridge - 8 £281 -
Peterborough - - - -
Microsoft Azure
East of England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 9 (75.00%) HTML
1 9 (75.00%) CSS
2 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
3 6 (50.00%) SOA
4 5 (41.67%) Windows
4 5 (41.67%) .NET
4 5 (41.67%) Google
4 5 (41.67%) Google Maps API
5 3 (25.00%) .NET Framework
5 3 (25.00%) C#
5 3 (25.00%) HTML5
5 3 (25.00%) CSS3
5 3 (25.00%) Web Application Development
5 3 (25.00%) SQL
5 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (25.00%) User Experience
6 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
6 2 (16.67%) Web Services
6 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (16.67%) Content Management
6 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 2 (16.67%) MVC
6 2 (16.67%) Project Management
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (16.67%) Analytics
6 2 (16.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (16.67%) Bing Maps
6 2 (16.67%) jQuery
6 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (8.33%) SpecFlow
2 1 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) Developer
2 5 (41.67%) Web Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Applications Developer
3 3 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Web Applications Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Mobile Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Mobile Web Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Front-End Web Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Technical Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (75.00%) HTML
1 9 (75.00%) CSS
2 5 (41.67%) .NET
2 5 (41.67%) Google Maps API
3 3 (25.00%) HTML5
3 3 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (25.00%) CSS3
4 2 (16.67%) Bing Maps
4 2 (16.67%) JSON
4 2 (16.67%) jQuery
4 2 (16.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 2 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) User Experience
2 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (16.67%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) SOA
2 3 (25.00%) Web Application Development
3 2 (16.67%) Analytics
3 2 (16.67%) Project Management
3 2 (16.67%) MVC
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) Content Management
3 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
4 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) C#
3 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
4 1 (8.33%) VB
4 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) MCSE
2 1 (8.33%) MCSA
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (8.33%) MCTS
2 1 (8.33%) MCITP
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Google
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) Apple
3 1 (8.33%) VMware