The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category for the East of England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 134 107 133
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +26
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 10 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.32% 0.49% 0.064%
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.20% 28.21% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 0
Average daily rate £350 £550 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.45% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 - £15.00
Cloud Services Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
98 39 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.11% 1.73% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 18 5
Average daily rate £400 £438 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +30.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £244 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £550 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £29.75 £33.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.84% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £15.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -38.00%
Microsoft Azure
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Essex - 8 £335 -
Cambridgeshire -14 1 £450 -18.18% 4
Bedfordshire -19 1 - - 7
Hertfordshire - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
Suffolk - - - - 2
Microsoft Azure
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 12 (80.00%) SQL Server
1 12 (80.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (73.33%) C#
2 11 (73.33%) .NET
3 10 (66.67%) JSON
3 10 (66.67%) Visual Studio
3 10 (66.67%) CSS
3 10 (66.67%) VB
4 9 (60.00%) HTML
4 9 (60.00%) Git (software)
5 8 (53.33%) HTML5
5 8 (53.33%) Kanban
5 8 (53.33%) LINQ
5 8 (53.33%) MVVM
5 8 (53.33%) RabbitMQ
5 8 (53.33%) WPF
5 8 (53.33%) TDD
5 8 (53.33%) XAML
5 8 (53.33%) SOA
6 7 (46.67%) VB6
6 7 (46.67%) ASP.NET
6 7 (46.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
7 6 (40.00%) .NET Framework
8 5 (33.33%) DevExpress
9 4 (26.67%) IIS
10 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
10 3 (20.00%) SQL
10 3 (20.00%) Web Services
10 3 (20.00%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (26.67%) IIS
2 1 (6.67%) Apache
2 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (6.67%) Node.js
2 1 (6.67%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.67%) CloudStack
2 1 (6.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) VPN
1 2 (13.33%) DNS
2 1 (6.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (6.67%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 12 (80.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (66.67%) Visual Studio
3 9 (60.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (6.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (6.67%) Log4Net
4 1 (6.67%) JIRA
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (6.67%) Artifactory
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Front Office
2 1 (6.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Developer
2 10 (66.67%) .NET Developer
3 7 (46.67%) C# Developer
4 6 (40.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (26.67%) WPF Developer
6 2 (13.33%) Consultant
7 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
7 1 (6.67%) Web Developer
7 1 (6.67%) VB.NET Developer
7 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (6.67%) .NET Web Developer
7 1 (6.67%) C# Web Developer
7 1 (6.67%) Linux Consultant
7 1 (6.67%) Software Configuration Engineer
7 1 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (6.67%) Front-End Developer
7 1 (6.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (6.67%) Technical Design Authority
7 1 (6.67%) Configuration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (73.33%) .NET
2 10 (66.67%) JSON
2 10 (66.67%) CSS
3 9 (60.00%) HTML
4 8 (53.33%) HTML5
4 8 (53.33%) LINQ
4 8 (53.33%) RabbitMQ
4 8 (53.33%) WPF
5 7 (46.67%) ASP.NET
5 7 (46.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 6 (40.00%) .NET Framework
7 3 (20.00%) Web Services
7 3 (20.00%) XML
7 3 (20.00%) Ajax
7 3 (20.00%) jQuery
8 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (6.67%) XSLT
9 1 (6.67%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Clustering
1 1 (6.67%) CMDB
1 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) UNIX
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Kanban
1 8 (53.33%) MVVM
1 8 (53.33%) TDD
1 8 (53.33%) SOA
2 2 (13.33%) MVC
2 2 (13.33%) Scrum
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL
3 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.67%) Content Management
3 1 (6.67%) Game Development
3 1 (6.67%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) C#
2 10 (66.67%) VB
3 8 (53.33%) XAML
4 7 (46.67%) VB6
5 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (20.00%) SQL
6 2 (13.33%) VB.NET
7 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
7 1 (6.67%) Ruby
7 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) MCP
1 1 (6.67%) MCSE
1 1 (6.67%) MCSA
1 1 (6.67%) CCSP
1 1 (6.67%) CCNP
1 1 (6.67%) CCIP
1 1 (6.67%) CCNA
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.67%) RHCE
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (6.67%) Nagios
2 1 (6.67%) collectd
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) DevExpress
3 2 (13.33%) VMware
4 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco
4 1 (6.67%) Akamai
4 1 (6.67%) Percona
4 1 (6.67%) Rackspace
4 1 (6.67%) Foundry