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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 85 125 113
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 37 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.44% 0.22% 0.46%
As % of the Cloud Services category 28.91% 10.00% 31.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 3 11
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£438 £425 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £345 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £445 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 - -
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
128 50 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 4.98% 2.20% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 26 31
Average daily rate £450 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £190 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £628 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 0
Average hourly rate £11.75 £16.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.56% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.23 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+30.62% -11.66%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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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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 +10 24 £444 +4.41% 1
Hertfordshire +10 9 £600 +33.33% 2
Cambridgeshire -11 2 £325 - 8
Essex - 1 - - 3
Suffolk - 1 - - 7
Norfolk - - - - 1
Microsoft Azure
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 66 (68.75%) E-Commerce
2 62 (64.58%) Microsoft
3 61 (63.54%) .NET
4 56 (58.33%) IIS
4 56 (58.33%) Windows
5 54 (56.25%) Active Directory
6 45 (46.88%) Amazon AWS
7 42 (43.75%) SCOM
8 38 (39.58%) PowerShell
9 36 (37.50%) Web Services
10 34 (35.42%) C#
11 32 (33.33%) SCCM
12 30 (31.25%) DNS
13 29 (30.21%) DHCP
14 28 (29.17%) FTP
14 28 (29.17%) MS Excel
15 27 (28.13%) Akamai
16 20 (20.83%) ASP.NET
17 17 (17.71%) Agile Software Development
18 16 (16.67%) SOA
19 15 (15.63%) SQL Server
19 15 (15.63%) Configuration Management
20 13 (13.54%) Puppet
20 13 (13.54%) Team Foundation Server
21 12 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
21 12 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
21 12 (12.50%) VB
22 11 (11.46%) MVC
22 11 (11.46%) Legal
22 11 (11.46%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 56 (58.33%) IIS
2 11 (11.46%) Confluence
3 4 (4.17%) CMS
4 2 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.04%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.04%) Node.js
5 1 (1.04%) OpenStack
Applications
1 28 (29.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 45 (46.88%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (11.46%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.08%) SaaS
4 2 (2.08%) PaaS
4 2 (2.08%) Office 365
5 1 (1.04%) IaaS
5 1 (1.04%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (1.04%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.04%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 30 (31.25%) DNS
2 29 (30.21%) DHCP
3 28 (29.17%) FTP
4 5 (5.21%) SSH
5 2 (2.08%) Internet
6 1 (1.04%) Firewall
6 1 (1.04%) IPsec
6 1 (1.04%) BIG-IP
6 1 (1.04%) VLAN
6 1 (1.04%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (1.04%) HTTP
6 1 (1.04%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.17%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.08%) Couchbase
3 2 (2.08%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (2.08%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.08%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.08%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (1.04%) MySQL
4 1 (1.04%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (13.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (11.46%) Git (software)
3 8 (8.33%) TeamCity
3 8 (8.33%) JIRA
4 6 (6.25%) FinalBuilder
5 3 (3.13%) Log4Net
6 2 (2.08%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.04%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.04%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.04%) NUnit
7 1 (1.04%) Subversion
7 1 (1.04%) JUnit
7 1 (1.04%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.04%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (1.04%) Selenium
General
1 11 (11.46%) Legal
2 5 (5.21%) Retail
3 3 (3.13%) Publishing
3 3 (3.13%) Finance
4 2 (2.08%) Marketing
4 2 (2.08%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.08%) Electronics
4 2 (2.08%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.04%) Games
5 1 (1.04%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 36 (37.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 26 (27.08%) Web Engineer
3 16 (16.67%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
4 14 (14.58%) Architect
5 12 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
6 10 (10.42%) Configuration Engineer
7 8 (8.33%) Software Engineer
8 7 (7.29%) Software Configuration Engineer
9 6 (6.25%) Developer
9 6 (6.25%) Analyst
10 5 (5.21%) Senior Solutions Architect
10 5 (5.21%) Senior Architect
11 4 (4.17%) Web Support Engineer
11 4 (4.17%) Support Engineer
12 3 (3.13%) Administrator
12 3 (3.13%) Web Developer
12 3 (3.13%) Web Architect
13 2 (2.08%) Head of Development
13 2 (2.08%) Windows Administrator
13 2 (2.08%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (63.54%) .NET
2 36 (37.50%) Web Services
3 20 (20.83%) ASP.NET
4 9 (9.38%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (8.33%) jQuery
5 8 (8.33%) .NET Framework
6 7 (7.29%) WCF
7 6 (6.25%) KnockoutJS
8 4 (4.17%) HTML
8 4 (4.17%) CSS
9 3 (3.13%) MSMQ
9 3 (3.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 2 (2.08%) REST
10 2 (2.08%) XML
10 2 (2.08%) JSON
11 1 (1.04%) LINQ
11 1 (1.04%) OSGi
11 1 (1.04%) WAP
11 1 (1.04%) SOAP
11 1 (1.04%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.13%) PKI
2 2 (2.08%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.08%) DTV
3 1 (1.04%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.04%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.04%) DataPower
3 1 (1.04%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.04%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 56 (58.33%) Windows
2 12 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (10.42%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (3.13%) Linux
5 2 (2.08%) FreeBSD
5 2 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.04%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (68.75%) E-Commerce
2 17 (17.71%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (16.67%) SOA
4 15 (15.63%) Configuration Management
5 11 (11.46%) MVC
6 10 (10.42%) DevOps
7 9 (9.38%) Project Management
8 8 (8.33%) Database Security
9 7 (7.29%) ITIL
10 5 (5.21%) Software Engineering
11 4 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
12 3 (3.13%) Network Load Balancing
12 3 (3.13%) TDD
12 3 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
12 3 (3.13%) Scrum
12 3 (3.13%) Web Development
13 2 (2.08%) Load Balancing
13 2 (2.08%) Capacity Planning
13 2 (2.08%) Programme Management
13 2 (2.08%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 38 (39.58%) PowerShell
2 34 (35.42%) C#
3 12 (12.50%) VB
4 11 (11.46%) SQL
5 4 (4.17%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.13%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.08%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.08%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.04%) Ruby
8 1 (1.04%) Golang
8 1 (1.04%) C
8 1 (1.04%) VBScript
8 1 (1.04%) Python
8 1 (1.04%) PHP
8 1 (1.04%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (2.08%) Degree
2 1 (1.04%) MCSE
2 1 (1.04%) MCSA
2 1 (1.04%) ISEB
2 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.04%) PMP
2 1 (1.04%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.04%) MCTS
2 1 (1.04%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.42%) SLA
System Software
1 54 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 42 (43.75%) SCOM
2 32 (33.33%) SCCM
3 13 (13.54%) Puppet
4 12 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (3.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (3.13%) SCOrch
5 3 (3.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (3.13%) SCSM
5 3 (3.13%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 62 (64.58%) Microsoft
2 27 (28.13%) Akamai
3 7 (7.29%) VMware
4 5 (5.21%) Dell
5 3 (3.13%) Oracle
5 3 (3.13%) Symantec
6 2 (2.08%) Hortonworks
6 2 (2.08%) SAP
6 2 (2.08%) Cisco
6 2 (2.08%) Juniper
7 1 (1.04%) BMC
7 1 (1.04%) NetApp
7 1 (1.04%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.04%) KANA
7 1 (1.04%) Blue Coat
7 1 (1.04%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.04%) Infoblox
7 1 (1.04%) hybris
7 1 (1.04%) IBM
7 1 (1.04%) EMC
Ipswich, Suffolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £675 per day
Posted: 6 days ago