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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 76 96 -
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 16 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.00% 0.25% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 32.00% 28.57% -
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 0
Average daily rate
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£363 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £386
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +0.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 - -
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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
50 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 3.11% 0.88% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 5 3
Average daily rate £375 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £24.00 £160.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-85.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.23 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+4.49% -13.87%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram 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 December 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 +7 8 £550 +41.93% 1
Northamptonshire - 8 £325 -
Derbyshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 9 (52.94%) C#
1 9 (52.94%) HTML
1 9 (52.94%) JavaScript
1 9 (52.94%) .NET
1 9 (52.94%) ASP.NET
1 9 (52.94%) CSS
1 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
1 9 (52.94%) jQuery
2 8 (47.06%) ASP.NET Web API
2 8 (47.06%) SQL Server
3 7 (41.18%) MS Excel
3 7 (41.18%) CSS3
3 7 (41.18%) Web Development
3 7 (41.18%) HTML5
4 6 (35.29%) Puppet
4 6 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (35.29%) Ruby
4 6 (35.29%) OpenStack
4 6 (35.29%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (35.29%) Node.js
4 6 (35.29%) Ansible
4 6 (35.29%) DevOps
4 6 (35.29%) Salt
4 6 (35.29%) Jenkins
4 6 (35.29%) Vagrant
4 6 (35.29%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (35.29%) New Relic
4 6 (35.29%) Nagios
4 6 (35.29%) Configuration Management
4 6 (35.29%) VMware

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (35.29%) Node.js
1 6 (35.29%) OpenStack
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (5.88%) IIS
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (41.18%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (35.29%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (17.65%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) VPN
1 1 (5.88%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (47.06%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Visual Studio
1 6 (35.29%) Jenkins
2 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.88%) NUnit
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Developer
2 7 (41.18%) Consultant
2 7 (41.18%) C# Developer
3 6 (35.29%) Senior Consultant
3 6 (35.29%) DevOps Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Lead Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (52.94%) HTML
1 9 (52.94%) .NET
1 9 (52.94%) ASP.NET
1 9 (52.94%) CSS
1 9 (52.94%) jQuery
2 8 (47.06%) ASP.NET Web API
3 7 (41.18%) HTML5
3 7 (41.18%) CSS3
4 3 (17.65%) AngularJS
4 3 (17.65%) Silverlight
4 3 (17.65%) .NET Framework
5 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (5.88%) WCF
6 1 (5.88%) Web Services
6 1 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (5.88%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Web Development
2 6 (35.29%) DevOps
2 6 (35.29%) Configuration Management
3 2 (11.76%) Web Design
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.88%) MVC
4 1 (5.88%) Scrum
4 1 (5.88%) OOP
4 1 (5.88%) OO
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) C#
1 9 (52.94%) JavaScript
2 6 (35.29%) Java
2 6 (35.29%) Python
2 6 (35.29%) Ruby
3 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.88%) SQL
4 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) Puppet
1 6 (35.29%) Vagrant
1 6 (35.29%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (35.29%) Ansible
1 6 (35.29%) Salt
1 6 (35.29%) Nagios
2 1 (5.88%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 6 (35.29%) VMware
2 6 (35.29%) New Relic