The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 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 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 298 382 476
Rank change year-on-year
+84 +94
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 311 164 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.63% 0.35% 0.16%
As % of the Cloud Services category 18.32% 14.90% 12.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 108 41
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - £13.50
Cloud Services Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
1698 1101 666
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.44% 2.36% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1082 753 421
Average daily rate £413 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £125 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+28.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 28 5
Average hourly rate £17.00 £31.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.16% +129.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £13.35 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £48.25 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £34.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-51.47% +151.85%
Microsoft Azure
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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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +121 186 £425 +6.25% 54
South East -24 57 £288 -23.33% 27
South West +8 30 £375 -21.05% 11
East of England -18 17 £369 +28.26% 13
West Midlands -10 8 £500 +33.33% 3
North West +8 6 £700 +133.33% 18
Yorkshire +6 2 £275 -21.42% 4
East Midlands -2 2 - - 2
North East - 2 £313 - 2
Microsoft Azure
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Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 292 (53.09%) .NET
2 269 (48.91%) Windows
3 262 (47.64%) C#
4 241 (43.82%) Microsoft
5 201 (36.55%) SQL Server
6 200 (36.36%) ASP.NET
7 146 (26.55%) MVC
8 138 (25.09%) SQL
9 122 (22.18%) Agile Software Development
10 112 (20.36%) JavaScript
11 111 (20.18%) Web Services
12 102 (18.55%) HTML
13 97 (17.64%) WCF
14 95 (17.27%) TDD
15 94 (17.09%) Team Foundation Server
16 91 (16.55%) Scrum
17 90 (16.36%) CSS
18 87 (15.82%) ASP.NET MVC
19 82 (14.91%) .NET Framework
20 79 (14.36%) Amazon AWS
21 69 (12.55%) XML
22 68 (12.36%) IIS
22 68 (12.36%) SQL Server 2008
22 68 (12.36%) Office 365
23 66 (12.00%) MS Excel
24 63 (11.45%) Active Directory
24 63 (11.45%) SOA
25 62 (11.27%) VMware
25 62 (11.27%) DevOps
26 60 (10.91%) SharePoint

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 68 (12.36%) IIS
2 60 (10.91%) SharePoint
3 39 (7.09%) BizTalk Server
4 36 (6.55%) MS Exchange
5 31 (5.64%) SharePoint 2013
6 26 (4.73%) Node.js
7 18 (3.27%) OpenStack
8 14 (2.55%) Lync
9 13 (2.36%) CMS
9 13 (2.36%) nginx
9 13 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2010
10 12 (2.18%) SharePoint 2010
11 10 (1.82%) Confluence
12 8 (1.45%) Apache
13 6 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2003
14 4 (0.73%) Sitefinity
14 4 (0.73%) GlassFish
14 4 (0.73%) Office Communications Server
15 3 (0.55%) LiveCycle
15 3 (0.55%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 66 (12.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.27%) MS Office
3 3 (0.55%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.36%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (0.36%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.18%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 20 (3.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.73%) WebTrends
3 3 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 79 (14.36%) Amazon AWS
2 68 (12.36%) Office 365
3 56 (10.18%) PaaS
4 34 (6.18%) IaaS
5 26 (4.73%) SaaS
6 19 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
7 16 (2.91%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.73%) Heroku
9 3 (0.55%) Jelastic
9 3 (0.55%) IBM SmartCloud
10 2 (0.36%) Rackspace Cloud
11 1 (0.18%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.18%) Gitorious
11 1 (0.18%) Google Compute Engine
11 1 (0.18%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 43 (7.82%) DNS
2 32 (5.82%) HTTP
3 27 (4.91%) DHCP
4 26 (4.73%) Firewall
5 22 (4.00%) Internet
6 16 (2.91%) SSL
7 15 (2.73%) Wi-Fi
7 15 (2.73%) SAN
8 14 (2.55%) VPN
9 12 (2.18%) VLAN
10 10 (1.82%) LAN
11 9 (1.64%) WAN
12 8 (1.45%) MPLS
13 7 (1.27%) VoIP
13 7 (1.27%) SNMP
13 7 (1.27%) TCP/IP
14 6 (1.09%) Wireshark
14 6 (1.09%) NAS
15 5 (0.91%) Network Security
16 4 (0.73%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 201 (36.55%) SQL Server
2 68 (12.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 38 (6.91%) Azure SQL Database
4 35 (6.36%) SQL Server 2005
5 34 (6.18%) NoSQL
6 28 (5.09%) Hadoop
7 19 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
8 17 (3.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 16 (2.91%) Big Data
10 15 (2.73%) Amazon RDS
11 14 (2.55%) MongoDB
11 14 (2.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 13 (2.36%) Relational Database
13 11 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
14 10 (1.82%) RavenDB
15 9 (1.64%) RDBMS
16 8 (1.45%) Couchbase
17 7 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
17 7 (1.27%) Oracle Database
18 6 (1.09%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 94 (17.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 60 (10.91%) Visual Studio
3 52 (9.45%) Git (software)
4 32 (5.82%) TeamCity
5 20 (3.64%) Subversion
6 19 (3.45%) Jenkins
7 17 (3.09%) NUnit
8 15 (2.73%) JIRA
9 12 (2.18%) SpecFlow
10 11 (2.00%) Selenium
11 9 (1.64%) Jasmine
12 8 (1.45%) Artifactory
12 8 (1.45%) MSBuild
13 6 (1.09%) MSTest
14 5 (0.91%) Bugzilla
14 5 (0.91%) Octopus Deploy
15 4 (0.73%) Calabash
15 4 (0.73%) WebDriver
15 4 (0.73%) Fiddler
15 4 (0.73%) JSUnit
General
1 28 (5.09%) Finance
2 16 (2.91%) Back Office
3 15 (2.73%) Marketing
4 13 (2.36%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.27%) Publishing
6 6 (1.09%) Banking
6 6 (1.09%) Retail
7 5 (0.91%) Advertising
8 4 (0.73%) Billing
9 3 (0.55%) Legal
9 3 (0.55%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.55%) Electronics
9 3 (0.55%) Games
9 3 (0.55%) Japanese Language
9 3 (0.55%) Korean Language
9 3 (0.55%) Mandarin Language
10 2 (0.36%) Front Office
11 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.18%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.18%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 257 (46.73%) Developer
2 104 (18.91%) .NET Developer
3 65 (11.82%) C# Developer
4 62 (11.27%) Architect
5 49 (8.91%) Senior Developer
6 47 (8.55%) Consultant
7 37 (6.73%) DevOps Engineer
8 34 (6.18%) C# .NET Developer
9 31 (5.64%) BizTalk Developer
10 27 (4.91%) Web Developer
11 25 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 25 (4.55%) ASP.NET Developer
11 25 (4.55%) Senior .NET Developer
12 24 (4.36%) Analyst
13 19 (3.45%) Software Engineer
14 14 (2.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 13 (2.36%) Solutions Architect
15 13 (2.36%) SharePoint Developer
16 12 (2.18%) Infrastructure Architect
16 12 (2.18%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 292 (53.09%) .NET
2 200 (36.36%) ASP.NET
3 111 (20.18%) Web Services
4 102 (18.55%) HTML
5 97 (17.64%) WCF
6 90 (16.36%) CSS
7 87 (15.82%) ASP.NET MVC
8 82 (14.91%) .NET Framework
9 69 (12.55%) XML
10 60 (10.91%) jQuery
11 53 (9.64%) HTML5
11 53 (9.64%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 38 (6.91%) REST
13 31 (5.64%) KnockoutJS
13 31 (5.64%) AngularJS
14 30 (5.45%) LINQ
15 29 (5.27%) ASP.NET Web API
15 29 (5.27%) RabbitMQ
16 28 (5.09%) Ajax
17 27 (4.91%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 22 (4.00%) Open Source
2 18 (3.27%) CMDB
3 16 (2.91%) GIS
4 14 (2.55%) Computer Science
5 12 (2.18%) Mobile App
5 12 (2.18%) PKI
6 11 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (1.82%) Video on Demand
8 9 (1.64%) Clustering
9 6 (1.09%) Data Protection Act
9 6 (1.09%) Wiki
10 4 (0.73%) Digital Media
10 4 (0.73%) Replication
10 4 (0.73%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.55%) DTV
11 3 (0.55%) NHS
11 3 (0.55%) Freedom of Information
12 2 (0.36%) Social Media
12 2 (0.36%) IPTV
13 1 (0.18%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 269 (48.91%) Windows
2 54 (9.82%) Linux
3 46 (8.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 43 (7.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (3.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (2.91%) Windows 8
7 14 (2.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (2.36%) Ubuntu
9 12 (2.18%) Windows Phone
9 12 (2.18%) Windows Phone 8
10 10 (1.82%) Android
11 8 (1.45%) Windows 7
12 6 (1.09%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.91%) UNIX
13 5 (0.91%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (26.55%) MVC
2 122 (22.18%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (17.27%) TDD
4 91 (16.55%) Scrum
5 63 (11.45%) SOA
6 62 (11.27%) DevOps
7 48 (8.73%) Configuration Management
8 41 (7.45%) Unit Testing
9 35 (6.36%) ITIL
10 34 (6.18%) Project Management
11 31 (5.64%) Web Development
11 31 (5.64%) Workflow
12 30 (5.45%) Software Engineering
13 29 (5.27%) Continuous Integration
14 28 (5.09%) BDD
14 28 (5.09%) E-Commerce
15 26 (4.73%) MVVM
15 26 (4.73%) Service Delivery
15 26 (4.73%) Migration
16 21 (3.82%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 262 (47.64%) C#
2 138 (25.09%) SQL
3 112 (20.36%) JavaScript
4 49 (8.91%) PowerShell
5 41 (7.45%) Ruby
6 30 (5.45%) Java
7 24 (4.36%) Python
8 21 (3.82%) VB
9 17 (3.09%) T-SQL
9 17 (3.09%) PL/SQL
10 10 (1.82%) VB.NET
10 10 (1.82%) C
10 10 (1.82%) PHP
10 10 (1.82%) XAML
11 7 (1.27%) Perl
11 7 (1.27%) VB6
12 6 (1.09%) C++
13 5 (0.91%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.91%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.73%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (5.45%) Security Cleared
2 26 (4.73%) SC Cleared
3 25 (4.55%) Degree
4 16 (2.91%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (2.36%) MCP
6 11 (2.00%) MCSE
6 11 (2.00%) MCSA
7 9 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 6 (1.09%) ISEB
9 4 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.55%) CCNA
10 3 (0.55%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.55%) MCTS
10 3 (0.55%) MCITP
11 2 (0.36%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.36%) PhD
12 1 (0.18%) CCIE
12 1 (0.18%) CCNP
12 1 (0.18%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.00%) QA
2 7 (1.27%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.09%) SLA
4 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 63 (11.45%) Active Directory
2 32 (5.82%) Hyper-V
3 30 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (2.91%) vSphere
5 12 (2.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 10 (1.82%) UAG
7 7 (1.27%) XenApp
8 5 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.36%) Varnish
9 2 (0.36%) vCloud
10 1 (0.18%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.18%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.18%) XenServer
10 1 (0.18%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 52 (9.45%) Opscode Chef
2 31 (5.64%) Puppet
3 23 (4.18%) SCCM
4 11 (2.00%) Ansible
5 10 (1.82%) Salt
6 9 (1.64%) Nagios
6 9 (1.64%) Vagrant
7 7 (1.27%) Capistrano
7 7 (1.27%) HAProxy
8 5 (0.91%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 4 (0.73%) SCOM
10 3 (0.55%) Foglight
11 2 (0.36%) WSUS
12 1 (0.18%) OpenView
12 1 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
12 1 (0.18%) SCVMM
12 1 (0.18%) WMI
12 1 (0.18%) Opsview
12 1 (0.18%) collectd
12 1 (0.18%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 241 (43.82%) Microsoft
2 62 (11.27%) VMware
3 35 (6.36%) Oracle
4 26 (4.73%) Citrix
5 20 (3.64%) HP
5 20 (3.64%) Cisco
6 17 (3.09%) SAP
7 16 (2.91%) Red Hat
8 15 (2.73%) Google
8 15 (2.73%) SolarWinds
9 13 (2.36%) Rackspace
10 12 (2.18%) Akamai
11 11 (2.00%) Telerik
12 6 (1.09%) New Relic
12 6 (1.09%) Splunk
12 6 (1.09%) JBoss
13 5 (0.91%) EMC
13 5 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (0.91%) DevExpress
13 5 (0.91%) EPiServer
West Midlands
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 - £550 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Winchester
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
North London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
asos
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 4 days ago
Essex
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Essex
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
Harrington Starr
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Searchability.co.uk
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 8 days ago
Oxfordshire
OCC Computer personnel
Rate: 200-250 Per Annum 200 - 250 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 9 days ago