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 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 117 109 141
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +32
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 40 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.29% 0.63% 0.26%
As % of the Cloud Services category 38.10% 26.79% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 8 3
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£400 £281 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.22% -16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £408 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+16.42% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-14.63% +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
105 56 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.38% 2.37% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 29 20
Average daily rate £380 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £208 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £575 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 2
Average hourly rate £13.00 £42.75 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.59% +64.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £20.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-10.97% -21.15%

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 16 September 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 16 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
Bedfordshire +8 27 £425 - 4
Hertfordshire -11 7 £400 -20.00% 1
Suffolk +3 2 £369 -
Cambridgeshire -9 2 £350 +27.27% 1
Essex -9 2 £325 -
Norfolk - - - -
Microsoft Azure
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 33 (66.00%) .NET
2 31 (62.00%) Windows
3 28 (56.00%) C#
4 27 (54.00%) ASP.NET
4 27 (54.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 26 (52.00%) PowerShell
5 26 (52.00%) IIS
6 21 (42.00%) Active Directory
6 21 (42.00%) Git (software)
7 20 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
7 20 (40.00%) VB
8 19 (38.00%) E-Commerce
8 19 (38.00%) Microsoft
9 18 (36.00%) Configuration Management
10 17 (34.00%) Web Services
10 17 (34.00%) Opscode Chef
11 15 (30.00%) SQL Server
11 15 (30.00%) Confluence
12 14 (28.00%) SCOM
13 13 (26.00%) Windows Server 2008
14 12 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
14 12 (24.00%) .NET Framework
14 12 (24.00%) JIRA
15 11 (22.00%) TeamCity
15 11 (22.00%) CSS
16 10 (20.00%) SQL
16 10 (20.00%) DNS
16 10 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
16 10 (20.00%) Puppet
17 9 (18.00%) SCCM

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 26 (52.00%) IIS
2 15 (30.00%) Confluence
3 3 (6.00%) CMS
4 2 (4.00%) Node.js
Applications
1 7 (14.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.00%) Office 365
3 1 (2.00%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.00%) DNS
2 9 (18.00%) DHCP
2 9 (18.00%) FTP
3 2 (4.00%) SSH
4 1 (2.00%) BIG-IP
4 1 (2.00%) VLAN
4 1 (2.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (2.00%) Firewall
4 1 (2.00%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (6.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.00%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (4.00%) Hadoop
3 2 (4.00%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (4.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (4.00%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.00%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (54.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (42.00%) Git (software)
3 12 (24.00%) JIRA
4 11 (22.00%) TeamCity
5 8 (16.00%) Visual Studio
6 7 (14.00%) FinalBuilder
7 6 (12.00%) Log4Net
8 3 (6.00%) Artifactory
9 2 (4.00%) NUnit
9 2 (4.00%) Jasmine
10 1 (2.00%) Subversion
General
1 7 (14.00%) Legal
2 4 (8.00%) Retail
3 3 (6.00%) Publishing
3 3 (6.00%) Finance
4 1 (2.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 14 (28.00%) Configuration Engineer
2 13 (26.00%) Developer
3 9 (18.00%) .NET Developer
3 9 (18.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (18.00%) Software Engineer
3 9 (18.00%) Software Configuration Engineer
4 6 (12.00%) Web Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Web Support Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) C# Developer
5 4 (8.00%) Support Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (4.00%) WPF Developer
7 2 (4.00%) Web Developer
7 2 (4.00%) Programmer
8 1 (2.00%) Configuration Manager
8 1 (2.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 1 (2.00%) Network Analyst
8 1 (2.00%) Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (66.00%) .NET
2 27 (54.00%) ASP.NET
3 17 (34.00%) Web Services
4 12 (24.00%) .NET Framework
5 11 (22.00%) CSS
6 9 (18.00%) HTML
7 8 (16.00%) HTML5
7 8 (16.00%) WPF
8 7 (14.00%) LINQ
8 7 (14.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (12.00%) RabbitMQ
9 6 (12.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 6 (12.00%) JSON
9 6 (12.00%) MSMQ
10 5 (10.00%) jQuery
11 4 (8.00%) WCF
12 3 (6.00%) Backbone.js
12 3 (6.00%) KnockoutJS
12 3 (6.00%) AngularJS
13 2 (4.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.00%) CMDB
2 2 (4.00%) PKI
3 1 (2.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 31 (62.00%) Windows
2 13 (26.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (38.00%) E-Commerce
2 18 (36.00%) Configuration Management
3 12 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (18.00%) TDD
4 9 (18.00%) MVC
4 9 (18.00%) DevOps
5 8 (16.00%) MVVM
6 6 (12.00%) SOA
6 6 (12.00%) Kanban
7 5 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (8.00%) Database Security
8 4 (8.00%) ITIL
9 3 (6.00%) OO
9 3 (6.00%) CRM
9 3 (6.00%) Workflow
9 3 (6.00%) Web Development
10 2 (4.00%) Pair Programming
10 2 (4.00%) Project Management
10 2 (4.00%) Responsive Web Design
11 1 (2.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 28 (56.00%) C#
2 26 (52.00%) PowerShell
3 20 (40.00%) VB
4 10 (20.00%) SQL
5 7 (14.00%) JavaScript
6 6 (12.00%) XAML
7 5 (10.00%) VB6
8 2 (4.00%) VB.NET
8 2 (4.00%) PHP
9 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
9 1 (2.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (42.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 17 (34.00%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (28.00%) SCOM
3 10 (20.00%) Puppet
4 9 (18.00%) SCCM
5 2 (4.00%) SCVMM
5 2 (4.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (4.00%) SCOrch
5 2 (4.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (4.00%) SCSM
Vendors
1 19 (38.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.00%) Akamai
3 4 (8.00%) DevExpress
4 2 (4.00%) Dell
4 2 (4.00%) Symantec
4 2 (4.00%) VMware
4 2 (4.00%) Hortonworks
5 1 (2.00%) Cisco
5 1 (2.00%) Blue Coat
5 1 (2.00%) Juniper
5 1 (2.00%) SolarWinds
5 1 (2.00%) Infoblox
5 1 (2.00%) F5
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