The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 101 114 133
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +19
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 46 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.52% 0.42% 0.28%
As % of the Cloud Services category 46.00% 15.87% 31.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 7 3
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£400 £275 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -18.51%
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £316 £375
% change year-on-year
+28.06% -15.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 of England region.

Cloud Services Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
100 63 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.30% 2.66% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 37 16
Average daily rate £399 £310 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.70% -23.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £190 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £589 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £345 £388
% change year-on-year
+15.94% -10.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 2
Average hourly rate £13.00 £42.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.41% +63.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-9.21% -36.66%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the East of England region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Microsoft Azure
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
Bedfordshire - 34 £413 - 2
Hertfordshire -16 9 £400 -20.00% 4
Suffolk - 2 £369 - 1
Cambridgeshire -5 1 £400 +45.45% 1
Essex - - - - 2
Norfolk - - - - 1
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 40 (72.73%) Windows
2 35 (63.64%) .NET
3 34 (61.82%) IIS
4 31 (56.36%) Active Directory
5 30 (54.55%) PowerShell
6 27 (49.09%) Amazon AWS
7 26 (47.27%) E-Commerce
8 25 (45.45%) Microsoft
9 24 (43.64%) Web Services
9 24 (43.64%) ASP.NET
10 23 (41.82%) C#
11 21 (38.18%) Team Foundation Server
12 20 (36.36%) SCOM
13 19 (34.55%) Configuration Management
14 17 (30.91%) Opscode Chef
15 15 (27.27%) SCCM
15 15 (27.27%) Git (software)
15 15 (27.27%) Confluence
15 15 (27.27%) DNS
15 15 (27.27%) VB
16 14 (25.45%) DHCP
16 14 (25.45%) FTP
16 14 (25.45%) Windows Server 2008
17 12 (21.82%) JIRA
17 12 (21.82%) MS Excel
17 12 (21.82%) Akamai
18 11 (20.00%) Puppet
18 11 (20.00%) SQL
18 11 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
18 11 (20.00%) TeamCity

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 34 (61.82%) IIS
2 15 (27.27%) Confluence
3 3 (5.45%) CMS
4 2 (3.64%) Node.js
5 1 (1.82%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 12 (21.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (49.09%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.64%) Office 365
2 2 (3.64%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.82%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 15 (27.27%) DNS
2 14 (25.45%) DHCP
2 14 (25.45%) FTP
3 3 (5.45%) SSH
4 1 (1.82%) IPsec
4 1 (1.82%) Firewall
4 1 (1.82%) VLAN
4 1 (1.82%) BIG-IP
4 1 (1.82%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.36%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (5.45%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.64%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (3.64%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (3.64%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.64%) Hadoop
3 2 (3.64%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (3.64%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.82%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.82%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 21 (38.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (27.27%) Git (software)
3 12 (21.82%) JIRA
4 11 (20.00%) TeamCity
5 7 (12.73%) FinalBuilder
6 6 (10.91%) Log4Net
7 3 (5.45%) Visual Studio
7 3 (5.45%) Artifactory
8 2 (3.64%) Jasmine
8 2 (3.64%) NUnit
9 1 (1.82%) Subversion
General
1 8 (14.55%) Legal
2 4 (7.27%) Retail
2 4 (7.27%) Publishing
3 1 (1.82%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (29.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (25.45%) Configuration Engineer
3 9 (16.36%) Software Configuration Engineer
3 9 (16.36%) Web Engineer
3 9 (16.36%) Software Engineer
4 7 (12.73%) Developer
5 4 (7.27%) Web Support Engineer
5 4 (7.27%) .NET Developer
5 4 (7.27%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Web Developer
7 2 (3.64%) Programmer
8 1 (1.82%) Architect
8 1 (1.82%) Configuration Manager
8 1 (1.82%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 1 (1.82%) Software Manager
8 1 (1.82%) Network Analyst
8 1 (1.82%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (63.64%) .NET
2 24 (43.64%) Web Services
2 24 (43.64%) ASP.NET
3 9 (16.36%) .NET Framework
4 7 (12.73%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (10.91%) MSMQ
6 5 (9.09%) CSS
6 5 (9.09%) jQuery
7 4 (7.27%) WCF
8 3 (5.45%) HTML
8 3 (5.45%) Backbone.js
8 3 (5.45%) KnockoutJS
8 3 (5.45%) AngularJS
9 2 (3.64%) CSS3
9 2 (3.64%) Reactive Extensions
9 2 (3.64%) Managed Extensibility Framework
9 2 (3.64%) WPF
9 2 (3.64%) HTML5
9 2 (3.64%) XML
9 2 (3.64%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.45%) PKI
1 3 (5.45%) CMDB
2 1 (1.82%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 40 (72.73%) Windows
2 14 (25.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.82%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (47.27%) E-Commerce
2 19 (34.55%) Configuration Management
3 10 (18.18%) DevOps
4 9 (16.36%) MVC
5 7 (12.73%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (10.91%) ITIL
7 5 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (9.09%) Database Security
8 3 (5.45%) Project Management
8 3 (5.45%) Workflow
8 3 (5.45%) OO
8 3 (5.45%) CRM
8 3 (5.45%) Web Development
8 3 (5.45%) TDD
9 2 (3.64%) Responsive Web Design
9 2 (3.64%) MVVM
9 2 (3.64%) Pair Programming
9 2 (3.64%) Network Load Balancing
9 2 (3.64%) Migration
10 1 (1.82%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 30 (54.55%) PowerShell
2 23 (41.82%) C#
3 15 (27.27%) VB
4 11 (20.00%) SQL
5 7 (12.73%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.64%) PHP
6 2 (3.64%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.82%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.82%) VBScript
7 1 (1.82%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (1.82%) MCSE
1 1 (1.82%) MCSA
1 1 (1.82%) Degree
1 1 (1.82%) MCITP
1 1 (1.82%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (56.36%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.27%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 20 (36.36%) SCOM
2 17 (30.91%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (27.27%) SCCM
4 11 (20.00%) Puppet
5 3 (5.45%) SCOrch
5 3 (5.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (5.45%) SCSM
5 3 (5.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (3.64%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 25 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 12 (21.82%) Akamai
3 4 (7.27%) VMware
4 3 (5.45%) Dell
4 3 (5.45%) Symantec
5 2 (3.64%) Hortonworks
6 1 (1.82%) Cisco
6 1 (1.82%) Juniper
6 1 (1.82%) Oracle
6 1 (1.82%) Blue Coat
6 1 (1.82%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.82%) Infoblox
6 1 (1.82%) F5
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