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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 86 118 126
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 55 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.94% 0.25% 0.18%
As % of the Cloud Services category 39.01% 10.17% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 3 4
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£425 £425 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £345 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £445 £401
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 £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
141 59 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 4.97% 2.43% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 34 27
Average daily rate £450 £298 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.26% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £190 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 £17.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.18% -9.93%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +17 41 £444 +4.41% 4
Hertfordshire +6 8 £388 -13.88% 5
Cambridgeshire -9 4 £400 +23.07%
Essex - 1 - - 2
Suffolk - 1 - - 1
Norfolk - - - -
Microsoft Azure
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 63 (64.95%) .NET
2 59 (60.82%) Windows
2 59 (60.82%) E-Commerce
3 58 (59.79%) IIS
4 55 (56.70%) Microsoft
5 54 (55.67%) Active Directory
6 50 (51.55%) Amazon AWS
7 41 (42.27%) PowerShell
8 40 (41.24%) SCOM
9 39 (40.21%) Web Services
10 35 (36.08%) C#
11 31 (31.96%) SCCM
12 30 (30.93%) DNS
13 29 (29.90%) DHCP
13 29 (29.90%) MS Excel
14 28 (28.87%) FTP
15 26 (26.80%) Akamai
16 23 (23.71%) ASP.NET
17 20 (20.62%) Configuration Management
17 20 (20.62%) Team Foundation Server
18 16 (16.49%) Opscode Chef
18 16 (16.49%) SQL
19 15 (15.46%) VB
19 15 (15.46%) SQL Server
19 15 (15.46%) DevOps
19 15 (15.46%) Git (software)
19 15 (15.46%) Windows Server 2008
20 14 (14.43%) Confluence
20 14 (14.43%) Puppet
20 14 (14.43%) Agile Software Development

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 58 (59.79%) IIS
2 14 (14.43%) Confluence
3 4 (4.12%) CMS
4 3 (3.09%) Node.js
5 2 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.03%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.03%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 29 (29.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 50 (51.55%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (11.34%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.06%) SaaS
3 2 (2.06%) PaaS
3 2 (2.06%) Office 365
4 1 (1.03%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (1.03%) OpenShift
4 1 (1.03%) IaaS
4 1 (1.03%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 30 (30.93%) DNS
2 29 (29.90%) DHCP
3 28 (28.87%) FTP
4 5 (5.15%) SSH
5 2 (2.06%) Internet
6 1 (1.03%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (1.03%) VLAN
6 1 (1.03%) IPsec
6 1 (1.03%) Firewall
6 1 (1.03%) BIG-IP
6 1 (1.03%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.03%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.46%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.12%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (3.09%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.06%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (2.06%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.06%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.06%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.06%) Couchbase
4 2 (2.06%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (2.06%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.03%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.03%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 20 (20.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (15.46%) Git (software)
3 11 (11.34%) JIRA
3 11 (11.34%) TeamCity
4 7 (7.22%) FinalBuilder
5 5 (5.15%) Log4Net
6 3 (3.09%) NUnit
6 3 (3.09%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.06%) SpecFlow
7 2 (2.06%) Jasmine
7 2 (2.06%) Artifactory
8 1 (1.03%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.03%) Selenium
8 1 (1.03%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.03%) Subversion
8 1 (1.03%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (1.03%) JUnit
General
1 10 (10.31%) Legal
2 6 (6.19%) Retail
3 4 (4.12%) Publishing
4 3 (3.09%) Finance
5 2 (2.06%) Electronics
5 2 (2.06%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.06%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.06%) Marketing
6 1 (1.03%) Games
6 1 (1.03%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 35 (36.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 24 (24.74%) Web Engineer
3 14 (14.43%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (13.40%) Configuration Engineer
5 9 (9.28%) Architect
5 9 (9.28%) Software Engineer
5 9 (9.28%) Developer
6 8 (8.25%) Software Configuration Engineer
7 7 (7.22%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (6.19%) Analyst
9 4 (4.12%) .NET Developer
9 4 (4.12%) Support Engineer
9 4 (4.12%) Web Support Engineer
9 4 (4.12%) DevOps Engineer
10 3 (3.09%) Administrator
10 3 (3.09%) Web Developer
10 3 (3.09%) Web Architect
11 2 (2.06%) Windows Systems Administrator
11 2 (2.06%) Windows Administrator
11 2 (2.06%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (64.95%) .NET
2 39 (40.21%) Web Services
3 23 (23.71%) ASP.NET
4 12 (12.37%) .NET Framework
5 8 (8.25%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (7.22%) CSS
7 6 (6.19%) jQuery
8 5 (5.15%) HTML
8 5 (5.15%) MSMQ
9 3 (3.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 3 (3.09%) WCF
9 3 (3.09%) XML
10 2 (2.06%) SOAP
10 2 (2.06%) LAMP
10 2 (2.06%) HTML5
10 2 (2.06%) REST
10 2 (2.06%) CSS3
10 2 (2.06%) AngularJS
10 2 (2.06%) Backbone.js
10 2 (2.06%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.09%) PKI
2 2 (2.06%) DTV
2 2 (2.06%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.06%) CMDB
3 1 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.03%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.03%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.03%) DataPower
3 1 (1.03%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 59 (60.82%) Windows
2 15 (15.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (11.34%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (4.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.09%) Linux
6 2 (2.06%) FreeBSD
6 2 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.03%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (60.82%) E-Commerce
2 20 (20.62%) Configuration Management
3 15 (15.46%) DevOps
4 14 (14.43%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (11.34%) MVC
6 10 (10.31%) SOA
6 10 (10.31%) Project Management
7 8 (8.25%) ITIL
8 7 (7.22%) Database Security
9 5 (5.15%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (5.15%) Software Engineering
9 5 (5.15%) Web Development
10 4 (4.12%) TDD
11 3 (3.09%) Network Load Balancing
11 3 (3.09%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (3.09%) Scrum
11 3 (3.09%) OO
12 2 (2.06%) Business Intelligence
12 2 (2.06%) CRM
12 2 (2.06%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (42.27%) PowerShell
2 35 (36.08%) C#
3 16 (16.49%) SQL
4 15 (15.46%) VB
5 8 (8.25%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.09%) PHP
6 3 (3.09%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.06%) VB.NET
7 2 (2.06%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.06%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.03%) Golang
8 1 (1.03%) Ruby
8 1 (1.03%) VBScript
8 1 (1.03%) Java
8 1 (1.03%) C
8 1 (1.03%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (3.09%) Degree
2 1 (1.03%) MCTS
2 1 (1.03%) MCITP
2 1 (1.03%) ISEB
2 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.03%) PMP
2 1 (1.03%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.03%) MCSE
2 1 (1.03%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.28%) SLA
System Software
1 54 (55.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.19%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 40 (41.24%) SCOM
2 31 (31.96%) SCCM
3 16 (16.49%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (14.43%) Puppet
5 3 (3.09%) SCOrch
5 3 (3.09%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (3.09%) SCSM
5 3 (3.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (3.09%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 55 (56.70%) Microsoft
2 26 (26.80%) Akamai
3 7 (7.22%) VMware
4 5 (5.15%) Dell
5 3 (3.09%) Symantec
5 3 (3.09%) Oracle
6 2 (2.06%) SAP
6 2 (2.06%) Juniper
6 2 (2.06%) Cisco
6 2 (2.06%) Hortonworks
7 1 (1.03%) Rackspace
7 1 (1.03%) F5
7 1 (1.03%) hybris
7 1 (1.03%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.03%) Infoblox
7 1 (1.03%) KANA
7 1 (1.03%) Blue Coat
7 1 (1.03%) IBM
7 1 (1.03%) BMC
7 1 (1.03%) NetApp
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