The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 93 88 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 1 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.063% 0.55% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.92% 31.03% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 0
Average daily rate
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£405 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £335 £400
% change year-on-year
+23.13% -16.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £20.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
- +51.85%
Microsoft Azure
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 East Midlands region.

Cloud Services Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
52 29 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 3.29% 1.76% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 18 1
Average daily rate £405 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 0
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.63% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -26.78%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Microsoft Azure
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
Nottinghamshire +3 1 £405 +35.00% 2
Derbyshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - - 1
Northamptonshire - - - -
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 8 (72.73%) C#
2 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) .NET
2 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
3 6 (54.55%) XML
3 6 (54.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (45.45%) WCF
4 5 (45.45%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (45.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET
4 5 (45.45%) SOA
4 5 (45.45%) AppFabric
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
6 2 (18.18%) Web Services
6 2 (18.18%) LINQ
6 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
6 2 (18.18%) HTML
6 2 (18.18%) SQL
6 2 (18.18%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (18.18%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (9.09%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (9.09%) Office 365
7 1 (9.09%) AutoMapper
7 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (9.09%) NSubstitute
7 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
7 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (9.09%) XSD
7 1 (9.09%) XSLT

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 5 (45.45%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
2 6 (54.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (45.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (18.18%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) NSubstitute
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Developer
2 5 (45.45%) BizTalk Developer
3 3 (27.27%) C# Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
5 1 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (63.64%) .NET
2 6 (54.55%) XML
3 5 (45.45%) WCF
3 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET
3 5 (45.45%) AppFabric
4 2 (18.18%) Web Services
4 2 (18.18%) LINQ
4 2 (18.18%) HTML
4 2 (18.18%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (9.09%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (9.09%) AutoMapper
5 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (9.09%) XSD
5 1 (9.09%) XSLT
5 1 (9.09%) CSS
5 1 (9.09%) SOAP
5 1 (9.09%) jQuery
5 1 (9.09%) JSON
5 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
5 1 (9.09%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) SOA
2 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
2 1 (9.09%) MVC
2 1 (9.09%) Software Architecture
2 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) C#
2 2 (18.18%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft