The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Cambridgeshire 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 66 52 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 1 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.14% 0.83% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.00% 35.71% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 0
Average daily rate £450 £550 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -
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
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
10 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.39% 2.33% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 2
Average daily rate £328 £550 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.45% +78.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £550 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £322
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £15.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -38.00%
Microsoft Azure
East of England

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 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
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Microsoft Azure
East of England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 2 (66.67%) XML
1 2 (66.67%) VB.NET
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) IIS
1 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
1 2 (66.67%) CSS
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) MVC
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum
1 2 (66.67%) Ajax
1 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
1 2 (66.67%) JSON
1 2 (66.67%) jQuery
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (66.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (33.33%) collectd
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) Node.js
2 1 (33.33%) High Availability
2 1 (33.33%) Percona
2 1 (33.33%) Rackspace
2 1 (33.33%) CloudStack
2 1 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (33.33%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (33.33%) Foundry

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 2 (66.67%) IIS
2 1 (33.33%) Node.js
2 1 (33.33%) CloudStack
2 1 (33.33%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (33.33%) Apache
2 1 (33.33%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
1 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) VB.NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Linux Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) XML
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) CSS
1 2 (66.67%) Ajax
1 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
1 2 (66.67%) JSON
1 2 (66.67%) jQuery
1 2 (66.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) MVC
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) VB.NET
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby
2 1 (33.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) RHCE
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) collectd
1 1 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (33.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Percona
1 1 (33.33%) Rackspace
1 1 (33.33%) Foundry
1 1 (33.33%) Akamai
1 1 (33.33%) VMware
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat