The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 188 280 397
Rank change year-on-year
+92 +117
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 632 350 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.19% 0.70% 0.37%
As % of the Cloud Services category 19.99% 15.94% 12.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 230 115
Average daily rate
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£413 £408 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.22% +1.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £512 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £403 £363
% change year-on-year
-4.34% +11.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £39.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £17.50 -
% change year-on-year
+122.85% -
Microsoft Azure
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Cloud Services Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
3161 2196 1418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.95% 4.36% 2.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2105 1385 1005
Average daily rate £425 £406 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £275 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +29.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 47 28
Average hourly rate £23.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £37.50 £46.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+41.17% -48.48%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Cloud Services category.

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in England

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the England region.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in England

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in England

Microsoft Azure
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the England region.

Microsoft Azure Hourly Rate Trend in England

Microsoft Azure
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Microsoft Azure Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Microsoft Azure
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
London +59 285 £450 +5.88% 122
South East +57 161 £400 - 67
East of England +24 55 £400 -5.88% 13
West Midlands +27 35 £375 -25.00% 25
South West -1 33 £325 -7.14% 28
North West -15 22 £338 -35.71% 23
East Midlands +9 17 £350 -13.58% 12
Yorkshire -20 12 £438 +34.61% 15
North East -19 7 £315 +0.80% 6
Midlands +2 1 £450 - 1
Microsoft Azure
UK

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 476 (41.90%) Amazon AWS
2 467 (41.11%) Microsoft
3 401 (35.30%) Windows
4 330 (29.05%) Agile Software Development
5 327 (28.79%) .NET
6 278 (24.47%) C#
7 228 (20.07%) Active Directory
8 225 (19.81%) SQL Server
9 219 (19.28%) VMware
10 199 (17.52%) SQL
11 175 (15.40%) Office 365
12 174 (15.32%) DevOps
13 167 (14.70%) JavaScript
14 166 (14.61%) PowerShell
15 161 (14.17%) MVC
16 154 (13.56%) ASP.NET
17 146 (12.85%) TDD
18 144 (12.68%) Linux
19 141 (12.41%) Migration
20 137 (12.06%) Web Services
21 134 (11.80%) SharePoint
22 132 (11.62%) HTML
23 130 (11.44%) VMware Infrastructure
24 128 (11.27%) DNS
25 122 (10.74%) Java
26 120 (10.56%) Puppet
27 118 (10.39%) Continuous Integration
28 116 (10.21%) Windows Server 2008
28 116 (10.21%) CSS
29 114 (10.04%) Git (software)

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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
1 134 (11.80%) SharePoint
2 92 (8.10%) IIS
3 90 (7.92%) MS Exchange
4 80 (7.04%) OpenStack
5 60 (5.28%) SharePoint 2013
6 55 (4.84%) Node.js
7 44 (3.87%) Exchange Server 2010
8 43 (3.79%) Lync
9 37 (3.26%) SharePoint 2010
10 32 (2.82%) CMS
11 29 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2007
12 28 (2.46%) BizTalk Server
13 24 (2.11%) Umbraco
14 18 (1.58%) Apache
14 18 (1.58%) NServiceBus
15 17 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
16 14 (1.23%) WebLogic
16 14 (1.23%) Sitecore CMS
17 12 (1.06%) Eucalyptus
17 12 (1.06%) WebSphere
Applications
1 103 (9.07%) MS Excel
2 31 (2.73%) MS Office
3 15 (1.32%) Photoshop
3 15 (1.32%) Adobe Illustrator
4 12 (1.06%) OmniGraffle
4 12 (1.06%) MS Project
5 3 (0.26%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.18%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.18%) HipChat
7 1 (0.088%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.088%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.088%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 16 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
2 11 (0.97%) Tridion
3 6 (0.53%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.088%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.088%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.088%) SAP APO
4 1 (0.088%) Maximo
4 1 (0.088%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 476 (41.90%) Amazon AWS
2 175 (15.40%) Office 365
3 88 (7.75%) IaaS
4 86 (7.57%) PaaS
5 50 (4.40%) SaaS
6 47 (4.14%) Amazon EC2
7 33 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
8 32 (2.82%) Google Cloud Platform
9 28 (2.46%) Azure Active Directory
10 20 (1.76%) AWS CloudFormation
11 17 (1.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 13 (1.14%) Yammer
13 9 (0.79%) Google App Engine
14 8 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 7 (0.62%) Heroku
16 6 (0.53%) Amazon S3
16 6 (0.53%) Google Apps
17 5 (0.44%) SoftLayer
18 4 (0.35%) Rackspace Cloud
18 4 (0.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 128 (11.27%) DNS
2 79 (6.95%) Firewall
3 61 (5.37%) SAN
4 60 (5.28%) DHCP
5 57 (5.02%) TCP/IP
6 52 (4.58%) HTTP
7 46 (4.05%) Network Security
8 45 (3.96%) VLAN
9 42 (3.70%) LAN
9 42 (3.70%) WAN
10 31 (2.73%) SSL
11 24 (2.11%) VPN
11 24 (2.11%) NAS
12 23 (2.02%) Internet
13 22 (1.94%) Fibre Channel
14 17 (1.50%) MPLS
14 17 (1.50%) LDAP
15 16 (1.41%) NetScaler
16 12 (1.06%) ADSL
16 12 (1.06%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 225 (19.81%) SQL Server
2 87 (7.66%) MongoDB
3 50 (4.40%) NoSQL
4 41 (3.61%) Azure SQL Database
5 34 (2.99%) Big Data
6 32 (2.82%) MySQL
7 28 (2.46%) SQL Server 2012
8 26 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
9 25 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
10 23 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
10 23 (2.02%) CouchDB
11 22 (1.94%) Hadoop
11 22 (1.94%) Apache Cassandra
12 20 (1.76%) Oracle Database
13 19 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 18 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 15 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 13 (1.14%) Relational Database
16 13 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
17 8 (0.70%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 114 (10.04%) Git (software)
2 85 (7.48%) Jenkins
3 52 (4.58%) Subversion
4 43 (3.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 35 (3.08%) Mercurial
5 35 (3.08%) JIRA
6 31 (2.73%) Visual Studio
7 26 (2.29%) Selenium
8 25 (2.20%) Maven
9 22 (1.94%) TeamCity
10 20 (1.76%) Ant
10 20 (1.76%) Octopus Deploy
11 17 (1.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 14 (1.23%) Hudson
12 14 (1.23%) IntelliJ
12 14 (1.23%) NUnit
12 14 (1.23%) WebStorm
12 14 (1.23%) Grunt
12 14 (1.23%) gulp
13 13 (1.14%) Jasmine
General
1 67 (5.90%) Finance
2 43 (3.79%) Retail
3 34 (2.99%) Games
4 31 (2.73%) Banking
5 19 (1.67%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.14%) Back Office
6 13 (1.14%) Publishing
7 11 (0.97%) Advertising
8 9 (0.79%) French Language
9 7 (0.62%) German Language
9 7 (0.62%) Italian Language
9 7 (0.62%) Spanish Language
9 7 (0.62%) Local Government
9 7 (0.62%) Marketing
9 7 (0.62%) Front Office
9 7 (0.62%) Law
10 5 (0.44%) Legal
10 5 (0.44%) Multimedia
10 5 (0.44%) Billing
11 4 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 322 (28.35%) Developer
2 237 (20.86%) Architect
3 132 (11.62%) .NET Developer
4 108 (9.51%) Consultant
5 84 (7.39%) Solutions Architect
6 75 (6.60%) Cloud Architect
7 62 (5.46%) DevOps Engineer
8 51 (4.49%) Analyst
9 48 (4.23%) C# Developer
9 48 (4.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 46 (4.05%) Project Manager
11 35 (3.08%) Web Engineer
12 32 (2.82%) Server Engineer
13 31 (2.73%) C# .NET Developer
14 28 (2.46%) Senior Developer
15 27 (2.38%) Support Engineer
16 25 (2.20%) Administrator
16 25 (2.20%) Infrastructure Architect
17 23 (2.02%) Technical Architect
18 22 (1.94%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 327 (28.79%) .NET
2 154 (13.56%) ASP.NET
3 137 (12.06%) Web Services
4 132 (11.62%) HTML
5 116 (10.21%) CSS
6 104 (9.15%) ASP.NET Web API
7 91 (8.01%) ASP.NET MVC
8 90 (7.92%) AngularJS
9 76 (6.69%) jQuery
10 75 (6.60%) HTML5
11 69 (6.07%) .NET Framework
12 67 (5.90%) WCF
13 62 (5.46%) REST
14 60 (5.28%) CSS3
15 51 (4.49%) Entity Framework
16 34 (2.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 30 (2.64%) React
17 30 (2.64%) RESTful
18 29 (2.55%) XML
19 28 (2.46%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 98 (8.63%) Data Centre
2 48 (4.23%) Mobile App
3 46 (4.05%) User Experience
4 43 (3.79%) Public Cloud
5 33 (2.90%) PKI
6 31 (2.73%) Private Cloud
6 31 (2.73%) Analytical Skills
7 30 (2.64%) Replication
8 18 (1.58%) Hybrid Cloud
9 17 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
9 17 (1.50%) Online Games
10 16 (1.41%) iPad
10 16 (1.41%) Enterprise Cloud
11 15 (1.32%) Clustering
12 14 (1.23%) Streaming Video
12 14 (1.23%) Grid Computing
13 13 (1.14%) Computer Science
13 13 (1.14%) Management Information System
14 12 (1.06%) iPhone
15 11 (0.97%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 401 (35.30%) Windows
2 144 (12.68%) Linux
3 116 (10.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 95 (8.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 57 (5.02%) UNIX
6 48 (4.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 38 (3.35%) Apple iOS
8 29 (2.55%) Android
9 23 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (1.06%) Windows 7
11 10 (0.88%) CentOS
11 10 (0.88%) Windows Mobile
11 10 (0.88%) Mac OS X
12 9 (0.79%) Ubuntu
12 9 (0.79%) Windows Phone
13 8 (0.70%) Windows XP
13 8 (0.70%) VMS
14 6 (0.53%) Data ONTAP
15 5 (0.44%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.26%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 330 (29.05%) Agile Software Development
2 174 (15.32%) DevOps
3 161 (14.17%) MVC
4 146 (12.85%) TDD
5 141 (12.41%) Migration
6 118 (10.39%) Continuous Integration
7 101 (8.89%) Scrum
8 92 (8.10%) Configuration Management
9 76 (6.69%) ITIL
10 63 (5.55%) E-Commerce
11 59 (5.19%) Open Source
12 58 (5.11%) Load Balancing
13 53 (4.67%) Continuous Delivery
14 52 (4.58%) Business Intelligence
15 50 (4.40%) BDD
16 49 (4.31%) Unit Testing
17 44 (3.87%) Service Delivery
18 42 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
19 39 (3.43%) Project Management
20 38 (3.35%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 278 (24.47%) C#
2 199 (17.52%) SQL
3 167 (14.70%) JavaScript
4 166 (14.61%) PowerShell
5 122 (10.74%) Java
6 98 (8.63%) Python
7 94 (8.27%) Ruby
8 35 (3.08%) Bash Shell
9 26 (2.29%) Go
10 25 (2.20%) T-SQL
11 23 (2.02%) Perl
12 22 (1.94%) Scala
13 21 (1.85%) TypeScript
13 21 (1.85%) PHP
13 21 (1.85%) Shell Script
14 14 (1.23%) ECMAScript
14 14 (1.23%) Dart
15 10 (0.88%) VBScript
16 9 (0.79%) VB
16 9 (0.79%) R
Qualifications
1 49 (4.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (3.43%) Security Cleared
3 34 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
4 30 (2.64%) MCSE
5 25 (2.20%) SC Cleared
6 24 (2.11%) Degree
7 22 (1.94%) CCNA
8 20 (1.76%) MCITP
9 19 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 19 (1.67%) CCNP
10 14 (1.23%) Citrix Certification
11 11 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (0.97%) MCP
12 9 (0.79%) PMI Certification
12 9 (0.79%) CCEE
13 7 (0.62%) AWS Certification
13 7 (0.62%) CISM
13 7 (0.62%) MCSA
13 7 (0.62%) CCEA
13 7 (0.62%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (1.94%) QA
2 13 (1.14%) PCI DSS
3 9 (0.79%) SLA
4 5 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.35%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.088%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 228 (20.07%) Active Directory
2 130 (11.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (6.25%) Hyper-V
4 47 (4.14%) vSphere
5 33 (2.90%) vCloud
6 26 (2.29%) Docker
6 26 (2.29%) XenApp
7 24 (2.11%) VMware ESX
8 12 (1.06%) XenDesktop
9 7 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (0.62%) VMware Server
10 6 (0.53%) NFS
10 6 (0.53%) SRDF
10 6 (0.53%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 3 (0.26%) XenServer
11 3 (0.26%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.18%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.18%) Firmware
13 1 (0.088%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 120 (10.56%) Puppet
2 112 (9.86%) Opscode Chef
3 61 (5.37%) Ansible
4 37 (3.26%) SCOM
5 36 (3.17%) Salt
6 34 (2.99%) Vagrant
6 34 (2.99%) SCCM
7 29 (2.55%) Nagios
8 14 (1.23%) vMotion
9 10 (0.88%) Graphite
10 9 (0.79%) Kubernetes
10 9 (0.79%) WSUS
11 8 (0.70%) Icinga
11 8 (0.70%) logstash
12 7 (0.62%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 7 (0.62%) Windows Intune
12 7 (0.62%) Tivoli
12 7 (0.62%) SnapMirror
12 7 (0.62%) SnapVault
13 6 (0.53%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 467 (41.11%) Microsoft
2 219 (19.28%) VMware
3 75 (6.60%) Cisco
4 63 (5.55%) Oracle
5 57 (5.02%) HP
5 57 (5.02%) Google
6 56 (4.93%) Citrix
7 40 (3.52%) NetApp
8 37 (3.26%) Red Hat
9 27 (2.38%) SolarWinds
9 27 (2.38%) Rackspace
10 21 (1.85%) Dell
10 21 (1.85%) IBM
11 19 (1.67%) SAP
12 18 (1.58%) Splunk
12 18 (1.58%) Sitecore
13 16 (1.41%) New Relic
14 15 (1.32%) Xamarin
14 15 (1.32%) Juniper
15 14 (1.23%) EMC
West London
Venturi
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: Up to £600 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Rate: £300.00 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £700 per week
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £400.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £520 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Competitive Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Merseyside
Reed Technology
Posted: 4 days ago
West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £375 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: Unspecified Market Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £350 - £380 per hour + alll inclusive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 per day £500 Per Day - Initial 6 month contract
Posted: 6 days ago
London
LSE
Rate: From £50,409 to £58,368 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
London
LSE
Rate: From £50,409 to £58,368 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago