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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 136 243 379
Rank change year-on-year
+107 +136
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 791 421 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.68% 0.91% 0.44%
As % of the Cloud Services category 21.86% 19.02% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 581 281 130
Average daily rate £450 £425 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £321 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 -
% change year-on-year
+34.61% -
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
3619 2213 1362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.67% 4.80% 3.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2567 1466 884
Average daily rate £450 £438 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 73 30
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +32.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.95 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £19.00 £16.86
% change year-on-year
+2.60% +12.67%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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 +97 411 £498 +10.55% 192
South East +61 135 £450 +28.57% 119
Yorkshire +40 62 £409 +2.18% 26
West Midlands +4 52 £425 -5.55% 36
South West +8 39 £350 -6.66% 39
East of England -1 33 £450 - 38
North West -10 28 £425 +13.33% 34
East Midlands +4 21 £375 +3.44% 12
North East -25 4 £363 +3.57% 15
Midlands - 3 £500 -
Microsoft Azure
UK

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 656 (42.90%) Microsoft
2 575 (37.61%) Amazon AWS
3 534 (34.92%) .NET
4 445 (29.10%) Agile Software Development
5 440 (28.78%) C#
6 428 (27.99%) Windows
7 398 (26.03%) SQL
8 348 (22.76%) SQL Server
9 313 (20.47%) JavaScript
10 288 (18.84%) MVC
11 283 (18.51%) ASP.NET
12 274 (17.92%) Active Directory
13 269 (17.59%) Office 365
14 231 (15.11%) DevOps
15 221 (14.45%) PowerShell
16 210 (13.73%) VMware
17 203 (13.28%) Puppet
18 201 (13.15%) Migration
19 197 (12.88%) Linux
20 195 (12.75%) AngularJS
21 192 (12.56%) TDD
22 190 (12.43%) ASP.NET MVC
23 188 (12.30%) Git (software)
23 188 (12.30%) HTML
24 177 (11.58%) Java
25 170 (11.12%) Finance
26 169 (11.05%) MS Excel
27 164 (10.73%) Web Services
27 164 (10.73%) Opscode Chef
28 161 (10.53%) SharePoint

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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
1 161 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 115 (7.52%) OpenStack
3 111 (7.26%) Node.js
4 62 (4.05%) MS Exchange
5 47 (3.07%) IIS
6 42 (2.75%) Lync
7 36 (2.35%) BizTalk Server
7 36 (2.35%) SharePoint 2013
8 35 (2.29%) WebSphere
9 32 (2.09%) CMS
10 29 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2010
11 28 (1.83%) WebLogic
12 24 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2013
13 23 (1.50%) Apache
14 22 (1.44%) SharePoint 2010
14 22 (1.44%) Tomcat
15 20 (1.31%) nginx
16 18 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
17 14 (0.92%) Cloud Foundry
17 14 (0.92%) Umbraco
Applications
1 169 (11.05%) MS Excel
2 61 (3.99%) MS Office
3 20 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (1.24%) Adobe Illustrator
4 19 (1.24%) Photoshop
5 16 (1.05%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.85%) MS Project
7 10 (0.65%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.065%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.065%) Revit
8 1 (0.065%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 50 (3.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (1.11%) Payment Gateway
3 12 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.78%) Tridion
4 5 (0.33%) Maximo
4 5 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.065%) ACBS
6 1 (0.065%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.065%) Line 500
6 1 (0.065%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.065%) Scribe Insight
6 1 (0.065%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 575 (37.61%) Amazon AWS
2 269 (17.59%) Office 365
3 146 (9.55%) IaaS
4 126 (8.24%) PaaS
5 73 (4.77%) Azure Active Directory
6 70 (4.58%) SaaS
7 54 (3.53%) Amazon EC2
8 50 (3.27%) Cloud Computing
9 47 (3.07%) GitHub
10 44 (2.88%) Google Cloud Platform
11 20 (1.31%) SoftLayer
12 16 (1.05%) Heroku
13 14 (0.92%) Amazon S3
14 13 (0.85%) Yammer
15 10 (0.65%) Google App Engine
16 9 (0.59%) Google Apps
17 8 (0.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 8 (0.52%) OneDrive
18 7 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
19 6 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 93 (6.08%) Firewall
2 88 (5.76%) DNS
3 69 (4.51%) LAN
3 69 (4.51%) WAN
4 46 (3.01%) TCP/IP
5 39 (2.55%) DHCP
5 39 (2.55%) Internet
6 31 (2.03%) HTTP
7 30 (1.96%) Network Security
8 25 (1.64%) Skype
8 25 (1.64%) VPN
9 24 (1.57%) SSL
10 22 (1.44%) SAN
11 17 (1.11%) Intranet
12 15 (0.98%) VLAN
13 13 (0.85%) NetScaler
14 11 (0.72%) MPLS
15 10 (0.65%) BGP
15 10 (0.65%) Remote Desktop
16 9 (0.59%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 348 (22.76%) SQL Server
2 150 (9.81%) MongoDB
3 128 (8.37%) Azure SQL Database
4 83 (5.43%) NoSQL
5 68 (4.45%) Big Data
6 65 (4.25%) SQL Server 2008
7 64 (4.19%) Hadoop
8 60 (3.92%) SQL Server 2012
9 55 (3.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 53 (3.47%) SQL Server 2014
11 50 (3.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 47 (3.07%) MySQL
13 45 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 32 (2.09%) PostgreSQL
15 29 (1.90%) Relational Database
16 26 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
17 24 (1.57%) Redis
18 23 (1.50%) Amazon RDS
18 23 (1.50%) RavenDB
19 22 (1.44%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 188 (12.30%) Git (software)
2 109 (7.13%) Jenkins
3 84 (5.49%) Team Foundation Server
4 79 (5.17%) Subversion
5 67 (4.38%) SpecFlow
6 65 (4.25%) Selenium
7 54 (3.53%) NUnit
8 53 (3.47%) JIRA
9 48 (3.14%) TeamCity
10 45 (2.94%) Visual Studio
11 40 (2.62%) Vagrant
12 34 (2.22%) Cucumber
13 33 (2.16%) Octopus Deploy
14 28 (1.83%) Maven
14 28 (1.83%) Moq
15 26 (1.70%) Ant
15 26 (1.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 23 (1.50%) Hudson
16 23 (1.50%) Mercurial
17 16 (1.05%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 170 (11.12%) Finance
2 32 (2.09%) Banking
2 32 (2.09%) Publishing
3 31 (2.03%) Retail
4 28 (1.83%) Marketing
5 27 (1.77%) Advertising
6 23 (1.50%) Games
7 18 (1.18%) Local Government
8 14 (0.92%) Telecoms
9 12 (0.78%) Front Office
10 9 (0.59%) Billing
11 8 (0.52%) Back Office
12 7 (0.46%) Legal
13 5 (0.33%) French Language
13 5 (0.33%) Interactive Media
14 4 (0.26%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.20%) German Language
16 2 (0.13%) Italian Language
16 2 (0.13%) Portuguese Language
16 2 (0.13%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 474 (31.00%) Developer
2 305 (19.95%) Architect
3 227 (14.85%) .NET Developer
4 166 (10.86%) C# Developer
5 127 (8.31%) Consultant
6 124 (8.11%) Solutions Architect
7 112 (7.33%) C# .NET Developer
8 108 (7.06%) DevOps Engineer
9 101 (6.61%) ASP.NET Developer
9 101 (6.61%) Azure Developer
10 84 (5.49%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 69 (4.51%) Azure Engineer
11 69 (4.51%) Cloud Engineer
12 65 (4.25%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 64 (4.19%) Cloud Architect
14 63 (4.12%) Project Manager
15 59 (3.86%) Azure Architect
16 54 (3.53%) JavaScript Developer
16 54 (3.53%) Senior Developer
17 46 (3.01%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 534 (34.92%) .NET
2 283 (18.51%) ASP.NET
3 195 (12.75%) AngularJS
4 190 (12.43%) ASP.NET MVC
5 188 (12.30%) HTML
6 164 (10.73%) Web Services
7 157 (10.27%) CSS
8 144 (9.42%) ASP.NET Web API
9 98 (6.41%) HTML5
10 95 (6.21%) WCF
11 86 (5.62%) .NET Framework
12 85 (5.56%) jQuery
13 75 (4.91%) REST
14 68 (4.45%) Entity Framework
15 55 (3.60%) RESTful
16 47 (3.07%) React
17 44 (2.88%) CSS3
18 43 (2.81%) JSON
19 42 (2.75%) Middleware
19 42 (2.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 102 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 60 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (2.94%) Public Cloud
4 43 (2.81%) Mobile App
5 41 (2.68%) Computer Science
6 39 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
7 38 (2.49%) Fintech
8 35 (2.29%) Private Cloud
9 31 (2.03%) Algorithms
9 31 (2.03%) User Experience
10 29 (1.90%) Hybrid Cloud
11 27 (1.77%) Replication
12 25 (1.64%) Blog
13 23 (1.50%) Client/Server
14 19 (1.24%) Management Information System
15 18 (1.18%) Mathematics
16 16 (1.05%) Hedge funds
17 12 (0.78%) Clustering
17 12 (0.78%) Enterprise Cloud
18 11 (0.72%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 428 (27.99%) Windows
2 197 (12.88%) Linux
3 149 (9.74%) Windows Server
4 81 (5.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 66 (4.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 51 (3.34%) Unix
7 31 (2.03%) Android
8 28 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 24 (1.57%) VMS
10 22 (1.44%) Windows 7
10 22 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
11 20 (1.31%) Apple iOS
11 20 (1.31%) Windows 8
12 14 (0.92%) CentOS
13 9 (0.59%) Windows Phone
13 9 (0.59%) Windows XP
14 7 (0.46%) CoreOS
14 7 (0.46%) Ubuntu
14 7 (0.46%) Windows 10
15 6 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 445 (29.10%) Agile Software Development
2 288 (18.84%) MVC
3 231 (15.11%) DevOps
4 201 (13.15%) Migration
5 192 (12.56%) TDD
6 143 (9.35%) Continuous Integration
7 113 (7.39%) ITIL
8 112 (7.33%) Scrum
9 107 (7.00%) BDD
10 99 (6.47%) Configuration Management
11 87 (5.69%) Software Engineering
12 82 (5.36%) CRM
13 77 (5.04%) Business Intelligence
13 77 (5.04%) E-Commerce
14 73 (4.77%) TOGAF
15 71 (4.64%) Continuous Delivery
15 71 (4.64%) OO
16 67 (4.38%) Open Source
17 55 (3.60%) Service Management
18 54 (3.53%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 440 (28.78%) C#
2 398 (26.03%) SQL
3 313 (20.47%) JavaScript
4 221 (14.45%) PowerShell
5 177 (11.58%) Java
6 151 (9.88%) Python
7 140 (9.16%) Ruby
8 50 (3.27%) T-SQL
9 47 (3.07%) Bash Shell
9 47 (3.07%) Perl
10 31 (2.03%) C++
11 25 (1.64%) PHP
12 23 (1.50%) Go
13 20 (1.31%) C
14 19 (1.24%) VB.NET
15 18 (1.18%) TypeScript
16 16 (1.05%) XAML
17 13 (0.85%) Dart
17 13 (0.85%) ECMAScript
17 13 (0.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 83 (5.43%) Degree
2 77 (5.04%) Security Cleared
3 61 (3.99%) Microsoft Certification
4 44 (2.88%) SC Cleared
5 32 (2.09%) Cisco Certification
6 31 (2.03%) MCSE
7 23 (1.50%) CCNA
8 20 (1.31%) CISSP
9 18 (1.18%) MCSA
10 17 (1.11%) AWS Certification
10 17 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
10 17 (1.11%) MCITP
11 16 (1.05%) CCNP
12 14 (0.92%) CISM
13 13 (0.85%) DV Cleared
13 13 (0.85%) PMI Certification
14 12 (0.78%) CCSA
15 11 (0.72%) CTC Cleared
16 10 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 9 (0.59%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (2.29%) QA
2 19 (1.24%) PCI DSS
3 13 (0.85%) SLA
4 11 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.33%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.065%) COBIT
7 1 (0.065%) FedRAMP
7 1 (0.065%) ISO27002
7 1 (0.065%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 274 (17.92%) Active Directory
2 140 (9.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 103 (6.74%) Hyper-V
4 79 (5.17%) Docker
5 51 (3.34%) vSphere
6 34 (2.22%) vCloud
7 17 (1.11%) XenApp
8 12 (0.78%) XenDesktop
9 11 (0.72%) Xen
10 10 (0.65%) Ceph
10 10 (0.65%) KVM
11 7 (0.46%) GlusterFS
11 7 (0.46%) XenServer
12 6 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (0.33%) HDFS
13 5 (0.33%) UAG
13 5 (0.33%) VMware ESX
13 5 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
14 4 (0.26%) iptables
14 4 (0.26%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 203 (13.28%) Puppet
2 164 (10.73%) Opscode Chef
3 96 (6.28%) Ansible
4 83 (5.43%) SCCM
5 61 (3.99%) SCOM
6 44 (2.88%) Nagios
7 33 (2.16%) Salt
8 30 (1.96%) Windows Intune
9 27 (1.77%) Kubernetes
10 26 (1.70%) logstash
11 23 (1.50%) SCVMM
12 18 (1.18%) Graphite
12 18 (1.18%) Uchiwa
13 17 (1.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 17 (1.11%) Kibana
14 16 (1.05%) Grafana
15 10 (0.65%) HAProxy
15 10 (0.65%) Terraform
16 9 (0.59%) Packer
17 6 (0.39%) Riemann
Vendors
1 656 (42.90%) Microsoft
2 210 (13.73%) VMware
3 99 (6.47%) Oracle
4 88 (5.76%) Google
5 61 (3.99%) Cisco
5 61 (3.99%) Citrix
6 55 (3.60%) HP
7 39 (2.55%) Red Hat
7 39 (2.55%) Splunk
8 32 (2.09%) New Relic
9 31 (2.03%) Rackspace
10 26 (1.70%) Dell
10 26 (1.70%) NetApp
11 25 (1.64%) SAP
11 25 (1.64%) Sitecore
12 20 (1.31%) Atlassian
13 19 (1.24%) IBM
14 18 (1.18%) CheckPoint
15 17 (1.11%) RightScale
15 17 (1.11%) Xamarin
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