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 6 March 2015 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 86 130 108
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -22
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 31 2 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.26% 0.077% 0.62%
As % of the Cloud Services category 30.10% 3.17% 35.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 2 13
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£450 £450 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -18.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £419 £400
% change year-on-year
-4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 - -
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
103 63 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 4.20% 2.42% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 38 25
Average daily rate £500 £413 £495
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Average hourly rate £11.50 £26.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.19% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £12.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+70.00% -33.33%

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 6 March 2015.

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 6 March 2015. 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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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 - 15 £550 - 3
Cambridgeshire +4 8 £281 -37.50%
Hertfordshire +9 6 £638 +41.66% 2
Suffolk - 2 - -
Norfolk - - - -
Essex - - - - 1
Microsoft Azure
England

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 57 (66.28%) Microsoft
2 56 (65.12%) E-Commerce
3 54 (62.79%) .NET
4 41 (47.67%) Active Directory
5 39 (45.35%) Windows
6 38 (44.19%) IIS
7 37 (43.02%) Amazon AWS
8 32 (37.21%) SCOM
8 32 (37.21%) Web Services
9 28 (32.56%) SOA
9 28 (32.56%) C#
10 27 (31.40%) SCCM
11 23 (26.74%) Akamai
11 23 (26.74%) DHCP
11 23 (26.74%) MS Excel
11 23 (26.74%) DNS
12 22 (25.58%) FTP
12 22 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
13 20 (23.26%) SQL Server
14 19 (22.09%) PowerShell
15 16 (18.60%) MVC
16 14 (16.28%) ASP.NET
16 14 (16.28%) jQuery
16 14 (16.28%) ASP.NET MVC
17 12 (13.95%) WCF
18 11 (12.79%) Cloud Computing
18 11 (12.79%) KnockoutJS
19 10 (11.63%) CSS
19 10 (11.63%) HTML
19 10 (11.63%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 38 (44.19%) IIS
2 2 (2.33%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.16%) Facebook Platform
3 1 (1.16%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.16%) CMS
3 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.16%) Node.js
Applications
1 23 (26.74%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 37 (43.02%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (12.79%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (10.47%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (3.49%) Office 365
5 2 (2.33%) SaaS
5 2 (2.33%) PaaS
6 1 (1.16%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.16%) IaaS
6 1 (1.16%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 23 (26.74%) DHCP
1 23 (26.74%) DNS
2 22 (25.58%) FTP
3 4 (4.65%) SSH
4 2 (2.33%) Internet
5 1 (1.16%) HTTP
5 1 (1.16%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (23.26%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.81%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.33%) Couchbase
3 2 (2.33%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.16%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.16%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.16%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (1.16%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (2.33%) SpecFlow
2 1 (1.16%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.16%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.16%) JUnit
2 1 (1.16%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (1.16%) NUnit
2 1 (1.16%) Selenium
2 1 (1.16%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (4.65%) Finance
1 4 (4.65%) Legal
2 3 (3.49%) Retail
3 2 (2.33%) Electronics
3 2 (2.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.33%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.33%) Publishing
3 2 (2.33%) Marketing
4 1 (1.16%) Games
4 1 (1.16%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 31 (36.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 21 (24.42%) Web Engineer
3 20 (23.26%) Architect
4 17 (19.77%) Solutions Architect
5 15 (17.44%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (15.12%) Developer
7 8 (9.30%) Senior Architect
8 7 (8.14%) Senior Solutions Architect
9 6 (6.98%) Web Architect
9 6 (6.98%) Web Developer
10 3 (3.49%) Analyst
10 3 (3.49%) .NET Developer
10 3 (3.49%) Administrator
10 3 (3.49%) Applications Developer
10 3 (3.49%) Web Applications Developer
11 2 (2.33%) Systems Administrator
11 2 (2.33%) Senior Developer
11 2 (2.33%) Windows Administrator
11 2 (2.33%) Windows Systems Administrator
11 2 (2.33%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (62.79%) .NET
2 32 (37.21%) Web Services
3 14 (16.28%) ASP.NET
3 14 (16.28%) jQuery
3 14 (16.28%) ASP.NET MVC
4 12 (13.95%) WCF
5 11 (12.79%) KnockoutJS
6 10 (11.63%) HTML
6 10 (11.63%) CSS
7 5 (5.81%) Google Maps API
8 4 (4.65%) HTML5
8 4 (4.65%) .NET Framework
8 4 (4.65%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (3.49%) REST
9 3 (3.49%) CSS3
9 3 (3.49%) JSON
9 3 (3.49%) XML
10 2 (2.33%) SOAP
10 2 (2.33%) OSGi
10 2 (2.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.49%) User Experience
2 2 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.33%) DTV
2 2 (2.33%) PKI
2 2 (2.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.33%) Data Integration
2 2 (2.33%) DataPower
3 1 (1.16%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.16%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.16%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 39 (45.35%) Windows
2 3 (3.49%) Linux
2 3 (3.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (2.33%) FreeBSD
4 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.16%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (65.12%) E-Commerce
2 28 (32.56%) SOA
3 22 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (18.60%) MVC
5 8 (9.30%) Project Management
5 8 (9.30%) DevOps
6 6 (6.98%) ITIL
7 4 (4.65%) Configuration Management
7 4 (4.65%) Software Engineering
7 4 (4.65%) Database Security
8 3 (3.49%) Web Application Development
8 3 (3.49%) Network Load Balancing
8 3 (3.49%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (3.49%) Scrum
8 3 (3.49%) TDD
9 2 (2.33%) Programme Management
9 2 (2.33%) Content Management
9 2 (2.33%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (2.33%) Migration
9 2 (2.33%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 28 (32.56%) C#
2 19 (22.09%) PowerShell
3 10 (11.63%) SQL
4 8 (9.30%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.33%) PHP
5 2 (2.33%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.33%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.33%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.33%) C
5 2 (2.33%) Java
6 1 (1.16%) C++
6 1 (1.16%) VB
6 1 (1.16%) Python
6 1 (1.16%) Golang
6 1 (1.16%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.16%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (2.33%) Degree
2 1 (1.16%) MCSE
2 1 (1.16%) MCSA
2 1 (1.16%) ISEB
2 1 (1.16%) PMP
2 1 (1.16%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.16%) MCTS
2 1 (1.16%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.98%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (47.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.81%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 32 (37.21%) SCOM
2 27 (31.40%) SCCM
3 5 (5.81%) Puppet
4 2 (2.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (2.33%) SCOrch
4 2 (2.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (2.33%) SCSM
4 2 (2.33%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 57 (66.28%) Microsoft
2 23 (26.74%) Akamai
3 6 (6.98%) VMware
3 6 (6.98%) Google
4 4 (4.65%) Dell
5 3 (3.49%) Oracle
6 2 (2.33%) SAP
6 2 (2.33%) Intel
6 2 (2.33%) IBM
6 2 (2.33%) Symantec
6 2 (2.33%) Rackspace
7 1 (1.16%) Hortonworks
7 1 (1.16%) Xamarin
7 1 (1.16%) Facebook
7 1 (1.16%) Twitter
7 1 (1.16%) EMC
7 1 (1.16%) hybris
7 1 (1.16%) KANA
7 1 (1.16%) Citrix
7 1 (1.16%) Juniper