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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 100 129 101
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -28
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 30 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.15% 0.25% 0.60%
As % of the Cloud Services category 27.78% 8.24% 34.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 5 13
Average daily rate
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£500 £350 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -36.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 - -
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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 of England region.

Cloud Services Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
108 85 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 4.15% 2.98% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 51 23
Average daily rate £450 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £308 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
- -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 £26.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.38% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £12.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -35.13%

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 27 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 27 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 - 14 £638 - 2
Cambridgeshire +11 11 £288 -36.11% 7
Hertfordshire - 4 £619 - 4
Suffolk - 1 - -
Norfolk - - - -
Essex - - - - 1
Microsoft Azure
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 52 (63.41%) .NET
2 51 (62.20%) E-Commerce
3 50 (60.98%) Microsoft
4 33 (40.24%) Windows
5 31 (37.80%) Active Directory
5 31 (37.80%) SOA
6 30 (36.59%) IIS
6 30 (36.59%) C#
6 30 (36.59%) Amazon AWS
7 28 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
8 25 (30.49%) Web Services
9 24 (29.27%) SQL Server
10 23 (28.05%) SCOM
11 20 (24.39%) jQuery
12 19 (23.17%) MVC
12 19 (23.17%) SCCM
13 18 (21.95%) ASP.NET
14 17 (20.73%) MS Excel
14 17 (20.73%) ASP.NET MVC
14 17 (20.73%) Akamai
15 16 (19.51%) PowerShell
15 16 (19.51%) DHCP
15 16 (19.51%) DNS
16 15 (18.29%) FTP
16 15 (18.29%) WCF
17 14 (17.07%) Cloud Computing
17 14 (17.07%) KnockoutJS
18 13 (15.85%) CSS
18 13 (15.85%) HTML
19 11 (13.41%) JavaScript

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 30 (36.59%) IIS
2 2 (2.44%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.22%) Facebook Platform
3 1 (1.22%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.22%) CMS
3 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.22%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.22%) Confluence
3 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.22%) Node.js
Applications
1 17 (20.73%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.66%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (3.66%) OmniGraffle
2 3 (3.66%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (3.66%) Tridion
2 2 (2.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 30 (36.59%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (17.07%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (10.98%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (3.66%) Office 365
5 2 (2.44%) SaaS
5 2 (2.44%) PaaS
6 1 (1.22%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.22%) IaaS
6 1 (1.22%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 16 (19.51%) DHCP
1 16 (19.51%) DNS
2 15 (18.29%) FTP
3 3 (3.66%) SSH
4 2 (2.44%) Internet
5 1 (1.22%) HTTP
5 1 (1.22%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (29.27%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.10%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.22%) Couchbase
4 1 (1.22%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.22%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (1.22%) Big Data
4 1 (1.22%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.22%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (6.10%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.88%) Selenium
3 3 (3.66%) WebStorm
3 3 (3.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (3.66%) Mercurial
3 3 (3.66%) IntelliJ
4 2 (2.44%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.22%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.22%) JUnit
5 1 (1.22%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (1.22%) NUnit
5 1 (1.22%) JIRA
5 1 (1.22%) Cucumber
General
1 4 (4.88%) Finance
2 3 (3.66%) Legal
3 2 (2.44%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.44%) Electronics
3 2 (2.44%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.44%) Retail
3 2 (2.44%) Marketing
4 1 (1.22%) Local Government
4 1 (1.22%) Games
Job Titles
1 24 (29.27%) Architect
2 23 (28.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 20 (24.39%) Solutions Architect
4 19 (23.17%) Web Engineer
5 16 (19.51%) Developer
6 14 (17.07%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (13.41%) Senior Architect
8 10 (12.20%) Senior Solutions Architect
9 6 (7.32%) Web Architect
9 6 (7.32%) Web Developer
10 4 (4.88%) Front-End Developer
11 3 (3.66%) Analyst
11 3 (3.66%) .NET Developer
11 3 (3.66%) Administrator
11 3 (3.66%) Applications Developer
11 3 (3.66%) Web Applications Developer
12 2 (2.44%) Systems Administrator
12 2 (2.44%) Data Architect
12 2 (2.44%) Windows Administrator
12 2 (2.44%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (63.41%) .NET
2 25 (30.49%) Web Services
3 20 (24.39%) jQuery
4 18 (21.95%) ASP.NET
5 17 (20.73%) ASP.NET MVC
6 15 (18.29%) WCF
7 14 (17.07%) KnockoutJS
8 13 (15.85%) HTML
8 13 (15.85%) CSS
9 7 (8.54%) HTML5
9 7 (8.54%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (7.32%) REST
10 6 (7.32%) CSS3
11 5 (6.10%) Google Maps API
12 4 (4.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 3 (3.66%) PhoneGap
13 3 (3.66%) XML
13 3 (3.66%) Ajax
13 3 (3.66%) .NET Framework
13 3 (3.66%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.32%) User Experience
2 4 (4.88%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.66%) Graphic Design
3 3 (3.66%) Data Integration
4 2 (2.44%) DataPower
4 2 (2.44%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.44%) DTV
4 2 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.22%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.22%) PKI
5 1 (1.22%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.22%) CMDB
5 1 (1.22%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 33 (40.24%) Windows
2 5 (6.10%) Linux
3 3 (3.66%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.44%) FreeBSD
5 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.22%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.22%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (62.20%) E-Commerce
2 31 (37.80%) SOA
3 28 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (23.17%) MVC
5 7 (8.54%) Project Management
6 5 (6.10%) DevOps
7 4 (4.88%) Responsive Web Design
7 4 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (4.88%) Software Engineering
8 3 (3.66%) Scrum
8 3 (3.66%) Migration
8 3 (3.66%) TDD
8 3 (3.66%) Configuration Management
8 3 (3.66%) UX Design
8 3 (3.66%) Web Application Development
8 3 (3.66%) Database Security
9 2 (2.44%) Analytics
9 2 (2.44%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (2.44%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (2.44%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 30 (36.59%) C#
2 16 (19.51%) PowerShell
3 11 (13.41%) JavaScript
4 10 (12.20%) SQL
5 6 (7.32%) Java
6 3 (3.66%) ECMAScript
6 3 (3.66%) TypeScript
6 3 (3.66%) Dart
7 2 (2.44%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.44%) PHP
7 2 (2.44%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.44%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.22%) VB
8 1 (1.22%) Python
8 1 (1.22%) C
8 1 (1.22%) C++
8 1 (1.22%) Golang
8 1 (1.22%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (2.44%) Degree
2 1 (1.22%) MCSE
2 1 (1.22%) MCSA
2 1 (1.22%) ISEB
2 1 (1.22%) PMP
2 1 (1.22%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.22%) MCTS
2 1 (1.22%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.10%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (37.80%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.88%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.66%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 23 (28.05%) SCOM
2 19 (23.17%) SCCM
3 4 (4.88%) Puppet
4 1 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.22%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.22%) SCSM
4 1 (1.22%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 50 (60.98%) Microsoft
2 17 (20.73%) Akamai
3 6 (7.32%) Google
4 5 (6.10%) VMware
5 3 (3.66%) Dell
5 3 (3.66%) Oracle
5 3 (3.66%) Sitecore
6 2 (2.44%) Rackspace
6 2 (2.44%) IBM
6 2 (2.44%) SAP
6 2 (2.44%) Intel
7 1 (1.22%) Citrix
7 1 (1.22%) Juniper
7 1 (1.22%) BMC
7 1 (1.22%) NetApp
7 1 (1.22%) Apple
7 1 (1.22%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.22%) Symantec
7 1 (1.22%) Cisco
7 1 (1.22%) Adobe
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