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 19 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 272 392 494
Rank change year-on-year
+120 +102
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 374 178 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.72% 0.37% 0.15%
As % of the Cloud Services category 20.06% 14.96% 11.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 114 36
Average daily rate
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£413 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £469 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £335 £400
% change year-on-year
+23.13% -16.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £20.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +51.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
- +51.85%
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
1864 1190 685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.57% 2.47% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1168 800 404
Average daily rate £425 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £125 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 26 17
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -28.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.20 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £47.60 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -26.78%

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 19 September 2014.

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
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 19 September 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
London +155 207 £425 +2.40% 68
South East +4 76 £416 +11.00% 25
East of England +8 42 £400 +42.22% 7
South West -25 22 £350 -26.31% 24
West Midlands -13 13 £450 +50.00% 9
North West -7 6 £525 +75.00% 13
Yorkshire +1 3 £325 +18.18% 7
East Midlands -5 1 £405 +35.00% 3
North East - - - - 1
Microsoft Azure
UK

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 338 (50.67%) .NET
2 309 (46.33%) Microsoft
3 303 (45.43%) Windows
4 273 (40.93%) C#
5 246 (36.88%) Agile Software Development
6 210 (31.48%) SQL Server
7 201 (30.13%) ASP.NET
8 188 (28.19%) MVC
9 166 (24.89%) SQL
10 128 (19.19%) Web Services
11 124 (18.59%) JavaScript
12 122 (18.29%) Team Foundation Server
13 114 (17.09%) WCF
13 114 (17.09%) Scrum
14 113 (16.94%) HTML
15 102 (15.29%) CSS
16 96 (14.39%) Active Directory
16 96 (14.39%) .NET Framework
17 95 (14.24%) Amazon AWS
18 89 (13.34%) ASP.NET MVC
18 89 (13.34%) TDD
18 89 (13.34%) IIS
19 87 (13.04%) SQL Server 2008
20 85 (12.74%) PaaS
21 83 (12.44%) SharePoint
22 80 (11.99%) MS Excel
22 80 (11.99%) VMware
23 79 (11.84%) Office 365
24 72 (10.79%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
25 71 (10.64%) DevOps

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 89 (13.34%) IIS
2 83 (12.44%) SharePoint
3 41 (6.15%) MS Exchange
4 40 (6.00%) BizTalk Server
4 40 (6.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 36 (5.40%) Node.js
6 29 (4.35%) OpenStack
7 26 (3.90%) Lync
8 21 (3.15%) Confluence
8 21 (3.15%) SharePoint 2010
9 18 (2.70%) CMS
9 18 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
10 11 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2003
11 8 (1.20%) Office Communications Server
11 8 (1.20%) Apache
11 8 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
12 7 (1.05%) Sitecore CMS
13 6 (0.90%) Umbraco
13 6 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
14 5 (0.75%) nginx
Applications
1 80 (11.99%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.50%) MS Office
3 5 (0.75%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.45%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.30%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 22 (3.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.60%) WebTrends
3 2 (0.30%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 95 (14.24%) Amazon AWS
2 85 (12.74%) PaaS
3 79 (11.84%) Office 365
4 33 (4.95%) IaaS
5 25 (3.75%) SaaS
6 24 (3.60%) Amazon EC2
7 11 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.75%) GitHub
8 5 (0.75%) Heroku
9 2 (0.30%) Rackspace Cloud
9 2 (0.30%) IBM SmartCloud
9 2 (0.30%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.15%) Google Compute Engine
10 1 (0.15%) Gitorious
10 1 (0.15%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 64 (9.60%) DNS
2 39 (5.85%) DHCP
3 29 (4.35%) Firewall
4 28 (4.20%) HTTP
5 26 (3.90%) SAN
6 23 (3.45%) Internet
7 18 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
8 17 (2.55%) VPN
9 16 (2.40%) VLAN
10 15 (2.25%) TCP/IP
11 14 (2.10%) SSL
11 14 (2.10%) WAN
12 13 (1.95%) NAS
13 11 (1.65%) LAN
13 11 (1.65%) FTP
14 8 (1.20%) Reverse Proxy
14 8 (1.20%) VoIP
15 7 (1.05%) SNMP
15 7 (1.05%) MPLS
16 6 (0.90%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 210 (31.48%) SQL Server
2 87 (13.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 55 (8.25%) Azure SQL Database
4 32 (4.80%) Hadoop
5 29 (4.35%) NoSQL
5 29 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
6 18 (2.70%) Amazon RDS
6 18 (2.70%) Big Data
7 17 (2.55%) SQL Server 2012
8 13 (1.95%) MongoDB
8 13 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 11 (1.65%) MySQL
10 10 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (1.35%) Relational Database
12 8 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (1.20%) Couchbase
13 7 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
14 6 (0.90%) RavenDB
15 5 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
15 5 (0.75%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 122 (18.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 65 (9.75%) Visual Studio
3 52 (7.80%) Git (software)
4 30 (4.50%) TeamCity
5 24 (3.60%) JIRA
6 22 (3.30%) Jenkins
7 21 (3.15%) Subversion
8 16 (2.40%) NUnit
9 15 (2.25%) SpecFlow
10 13 (1.95%) MSBuild
11 12 (1.80%) MSTest
12 11 (1.65%) Selenium
13 8 (1.20%) Artifactory
14 7 (1.05%) FinalBuilder
15 6 (0.90%) Log4Net
15 6 (0.90%) Jasmine
16 5 (0.75%) Octopus Deploy
17 4 (0.60%) JSUnit
17 4 (0.60%) Fiddler
17 4 (0.60%) Oracle Forms
General
1 32 (4.80%) Finance
2 19 (2.85%) Marketing
3 15 (2.25%) Telecoms
4 13 (1.95%) Back Office
5 11 (1.65%) Banking
5 11 (1.65%) Retail
6 8 (1.20%) Publishing
6 8 (1.20%) Legal
7 5 (0.75%) Advertising
8 4 (0.60%) Billing
8 4 (0.60%) Games
8 4 (0.60%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.60%) Electronics
9 3 (0.45%) Mandarin Language
9 3 (0.45%) Japanese Language
9 3 (0.45%) Korean Language
9 3 (0.45%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.15%) Front Office
10 1 (0.15%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 296 (44.38%) Developer
2 112 (16.79%) .NET Developer
3 75 (11.24%) Architect
4 64 (9.60%) Senior Developer
5 61 (9.15%) C# Developer
6 58 (8.70%) Consultant
7 42 (6.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 38 (5.70%) Senior .NET Developer
8 38 (5.70%) DevOps Engineer
9 31 (4.65%) Web Developer
10 29 (4.35%) Analyst
11 26 (3.90%) C# .NET Developer
12 25 (3.75%) ASP.NET Developer
12 25 (3.75%) BizTalk Developer
13 24 (3.60%) Software Engineer
14 19 (2.85%) Software Developer
15 18 (2.70%) SharePoint Developer
15 18 (2.70%) Solutions Architect
16 15 (2.25%) Configuration Engineer
16 15 (2.25%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 338 (50.67%) .NET
2 201 (30.13%) ASP.NET
3 128 (19.19%) Web Services
4 114 (17.09%) WCF
5 113 (16.94%) HTML
6 102 (15.29%) CSS
7 96 (14.39%) .NET Framework
8 89 (13.34%) ASP.NET MVC
9 72 (10.79%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 69 (10.34%) XML
11 58 (8.70%) HTML5
12 57 (8.55%) jQuery
13 38 (5.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 38 (5.70%) ASP.NET Web API
14 33 (4.95%) AngularJS
15 32 (4.80%) Ajax
16 30 (4.50%) KnockoutJS
17 29 (4.35%) RabbitMQ
18 28 (4.20%) LINQ
18 28 (4.20%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 22 (3.30%) Open Source
2 21 (3.15%) Computer Science
3 20 (3.00%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (2.70%) CMDB
5 15 (2.25%) User Experience
5 15 (2.25%) GIS
6 14 (2.10%) PKI
6 14 (2.10%) Mobile App
7 12 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (1.65%) Inversion of Control
8 11 (1.65%) Replication
9 8 (1.20%) Wiki
9 8 (1.20%) Clustering
10 6 (0.90%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.60%) DTV
11 4 (0.60%) Social Media
12 3 (0.45%) Digital Media
12 3 (0.45%) Data Protection Act
12 3 (0.45%) IPTV
12 3 (0.45%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 303 (45.43%) Windows
2 67 (10.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 58 (8.70%) Linux
4 54 (8.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (4.20%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (3.30%) Windows 8
7 20 (3.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (1.65%) Windows 7
9 9 (1.35%) Windows XP
10 7 (1.05%) Apple iOS
10 7 (1.05%) UNIX
11 6 (0.90%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.75%) Android
13 2 (0.30%) Windows CE
13 2 (0.30%) Windows Phone 8
13 2 (0.30%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (36.88%) Agile Software Development
2 188 (28.19%) MVC
3 114 (17.09%) Scrum
4 89 (13.34%) TDD
5 71 (10.64%) DevOps
6 63 (9.45%) Configuration Management
7 51 (7.65%) E-Commerce
8 49 (7.35%) SOA
9 38 (5.70%) ITIL
9 38 (5.70%) Workflow
9 38 (5.70%) Web Development
10 37 (5.55%) Unit Testing
11 36 (5.40%) OO
12 33 (4.95%) Continuous Integration
13 32 (4.80%) Project Management
14 31 (4.65%) Migration
15 29 (4.35%) Software Engineering
16 28 (4.20%) BDD
17 27 (4.05%) Service Delivery
18 24 (3.60%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 273 (40.93%) C#
2 166 (24.89%) SQL
3 124 (18.59%) JavaScript
4 66 (9.90%) PowerShell
5 47 (7.05%) Java
6 37 (5.55%) Ruby
7 35 (5.25%) Python
8 34 (5.10%) PL/SQL
9 28 (4.20%) VB
10 25 (3.75%) C++
11 20 (3.00%) PHP
12 16 (2.40%) VB.NET
13 15 (2.25%) T-SQL
14 13 (1.95%) C
15 9 (1.35%) Perl
15 9 (1.35%) PHP5
16 8 (1.20%) VBScript
17 7 (1.05%) XAML
18 6 (0.90%) VC++
19 5 (0.75%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 36 (5.40%) Security Cleared
2 35 (5.25%) Degree
3 29 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 18 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (1.95%) MCP
6 12 (1.80%) MCSE
7 11 (1.65%) MCSA
8 9 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 9 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.90%) ISEB
10 5 (0.75%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.60%) MCTS
11 4 (0.60%) MCITP
12 3 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.45%) ISTQB
13 2 (0.30%) CCNP
13 2 (0.30%) PhD
14 1 (0.15%) CCNA
14 1 (0.15%) CCIE
14 1 (0.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.95%) QA
2 11 (1.65%) SLA
3 8 (1.20%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 96 (14.39%) Active Directory
2 45 (6.75%) Hyper-V
3 37 (5.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (2.70%) vSphere
5 14 (2.10%) UAG
6 12 (1.80%) XenApp
7 11 (1.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 7 (1.05%) Platform Symphony
9 6 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.30%) XenServer
10 2 (0.30%) vCloud
10 2 (0.30%) HDFS
11 1 (0.15%) Varnish
11 1 (0.15%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.15%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 62 (9.30%) Opscode Chef
2 41 (6.15%) SCCM
3 37 (5.55%) Puppet
4 23 (3.45%) SCOM
5 15 (2.25%) Ansible
5 15 (2.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 14 (2.10%) Salt
7 12 (1.80%) Nagios
7 12 (1.80%) Vagrant
8 3 (0.45%) Oozie
8 3 (0.45%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.45%) SCSM
8 3 (0.45%) Windows Intune
8 3 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.45%) Foglight
8 3 (0.45%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.30%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.15%) Ambari
10 1 (0.15%) OpenView
Vendors
1 309 (46.33%) Microsoft
2 80 (11.99%) VMware
3 60 (9.00%) Oracle
4 29 (4.35%) Citrix
5 25 (3.75%) Cisco
5 25 (3.75%) HP
6 22 (3.30%) Red Hat
7 19 (2.85%) SAP
8 17 (2.55%) SolarWinds
9 16 (2.40%) Google
10 15 (2.25%) Rackspace
11 14 (2.10%) Akamai
12 10 (1.50%) Juniper
12 10 (1.50%) New Relic
13 9 (1.35%) Sitecore
14 7 (1.05%) Sybase
14 7 (1.05%) JBoss
15 6 (0.90%) DataSynapse
15 6 (0.90%) F5
16 5 (0.75%) Twitter
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