The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 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 East Midlands 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 85 88 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 4 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.27% 0.28% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 11.43% 10.81% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £238 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.42% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - £13.50
Cloud Services Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
35 37 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 2.40% 2.56% 0.070%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 19 0
Average daily rate £370 £298 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.36% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+29.16% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Average hourly rate £23.00 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £32.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-48.43% +137.03%
Microsoft Azure
England

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 24 July 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 - 2 - -
Derbyshire - - - - 2
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 10 (76.92%) C#
2 9 (69.23%) .NET
2 9 (69.23%) Windows
3 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
4 7 (53.85%) ASP.NET
4 7 (53.85%) XML
4 7 (53.85%) SOA
4 7 (53.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (46.15%) AppFabric
5 6 (46.15%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (46.15%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (46.15%) WCF
6 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
7 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
7 3 (23.08%) HTML
7 3 (23.08%) Web Services
8 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (15.38%) Ajax
8 2 (15.38%) MVC
8 2 (15.38%) LINQ
8 2 (15.38%) jQuery
8 2 (15.38%) JSON
8 2 (15.38%) SQL
8 2 (15.38%) CSS
8 2 (15.38%) SOAP
8 2 (15.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (15.38%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (7.69%) NSubstitute
9 1 (7.69%) CSS3

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 6 (46.15%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
2 7 (53.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (46.15%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (15.38%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) NSubstitute
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Developer
2 6 (46.15%) BizTalk Developer
3 3 (23.08%) C# Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Technical Specialist
4 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (69.23%) .NET
2 7 (53.85%) ASP.NET
2 7 (53.85%) XML
3 6 (46.15%) AppFabric
3 6 (46.15%) WCF
4 3 (23.08%) HTML
4 3 (23.08%) Web Services
5 2 (15.38%) Ajax
5 2 (15.38%) LINQ
5 2 (15.38%) jQuery
5 2 (15.38%) JSON
5 2 (15.38%) CSS
5 2 (15.38%) SOAP
5 2 (15.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (7.69%) CSS3
6 1 (7.69%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (7.69%) AutoMapper
6 1 (7.69%) HTML5
6 1 (7.69%) XSD
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) SOA
2 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (15.38%) MVC
3 1 (7.69%) Software Architecture
3 1 (7.69%) BDD
3 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (7.69%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) C#
2 2 (15.38%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft