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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 213 323 341
Rank change year-on-year
+110 +18
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 514 265 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.03% 0.55% 0.44%
As % of the Cloud Services category 18.48% 14.71% 18.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 193 121
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £325 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £378 £388
% change year-on-year
-0.66% -2.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 -
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
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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
2781 1801 1006
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.55% 3.75% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1804 1157 670
Average daily rate £415 £410 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.21% +25.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £290 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £313
% change year-on-year
- +28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 31 32
Average hourly rate £30.00 £16.25 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.61% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £8.89 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.50 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £12.75 £27.25
% change year-on-year
+96.07% -53.21%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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
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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 +96 265 £425 - 115
South East +43 113 £413 -1.78% 33
North West +3 35 £450 +28.57% 19
South West -5 29 £313 -16.66% 21
West Midlands +16 27 £345 -23.33% 20
East of England +9 19 £450 +28.75% 20
Yorkshire - 17 £400 - 13
North East -7 4 £308 - 15
East Midlands -21 3 £365 -8.75% 7
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Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 404 (42.57%) Microsoft
2 398 (41.94%) Amazon AWS
3 380 (40.04%) Windows
4 341 (35.93%) Agile Software Development
5 316 (33.30%) .NET
6 259 (27.29%) C#
7 202 (21.29%) SQL Server
8 198 (20.86%) Active Directory
9 179 (18.86%) ASP.NET
10 178 (18.76%) MVC
11 176 (18.55%) JavaScript
12 169 (17.81%) TDD
13 149 (15.70%) HTML
14 148 (15.60%) Web Services
15 146 (15.38%) PowerShell
16 145 (15.28%) DevOps
17 143 (15.07%) SQL
18 140 (14.75%) Linux
19 139 (14.65%) VMware
20 136 (14.33%) Continuous Integration
21 132 (13.91%) CSS
21 132 (13.91%) Scrum
22 125 (13.17%) Puppet
23 118 (12.43%) Office 365
24 117 (12.33%) jQuery
25 113 (11.91%) ASP.NET MVC
26 112 (11.80%) Opscode Chef
26 112 (11.80%) SharePoint
27 109 (11.49%) IIS
28 108 (11.38%) Ruby

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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
1 112 (11.80%) SharePoint
2 109 (11.49%) IIS
3 58 (6.11%) Node.js
4 55 (5.80%) MS Exchange
5 44 (4.64%) OpenStack
6 39 (4.11%) CMS
7 38 (4.00%) Lync
8 34 (3.58%) Exchange Server 2010
9 33 (3.48%) SharePoint 2013
10 30 (3.16%) BizTalk Server
11 29 (3.06%) Umbraco
12 24 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2013
13 21 (2.21%) Sitecore CMS
14 19 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2007
15 17 (1.79%) Kentico
16 15 (1.58%) SharePoint 2010
17 14 (1.48%) Office Communications Server
18 12 (1.26%) NServiceBus
19 10 (1.05%) Apache Solr
20 9 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 82 (8.64%) MS Excel
2 17 (1.79%) MS Office
3 7 (0.74%) Photoshop
4 6 (0.63%) Adobe Illustrator
5 5 (0.53%) OmniGraffle
6 3 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.32%) MS Project
7 2 (0.21%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.21%) HipChat
8 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.11%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 41 (4.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (2.32%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.42%) Tridion
3 4 (0.42%) Maximo
4 3 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.11%) SAP APO
5 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 398 (41.94%) Amazon AWS
2 118 (12.43%) Office 365
3 59 (6.22%) IaaS
4 50 (5.27%) PaaS
5 47 (4.95%) Cloud Computing
6 37 (3.90%) Amazon EC2
7 26 (2.74%) Heroku
8 20 (2.11%) Azure Active Directory
9 19 (2.00%) SaaS
10 17 (1.79%) AWS CloudFormation
11 14 (1.48%) Google Cloud Platform
12 10 (1.05%) Yammer
12 10 (1.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 5 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 4 (0.42%) Google Analytics
14 4 (0.42%) GitHub
14 4 (0.42%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.42%) Google App Engine
15 2 (0.21%) Google Apps
15 2 (0.21%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 106 (11.17%) DNS
2 48 (5.06%) Firewall
3 47 (4.95%) HTTP
4 43 (4.53%) WAN
4 43 (4.53%) DHCP
5 40 (4.21%) SAN
6 39 (4.11%) TCP/IP
7 35 (3.69%) LAN
8 34 (3.58%) VPN
9 26 (2.74%) SSL
10 21 (2.21%) VLAN
11 20 (2.11%) Network Security
12 18 (1.90%) LDAP
13 17 (1.79%) Internet
14 13 (1.37%) FTP
15 12 (1.26%) NAS
16 11 (1.16%) ADSL
17 8 (0.84%) MPLS
18 7 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
18 7 (0.74%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 202 (21.29%) SQL Server
2 73 (7.69%) MongoDB
3 46 (4.85%) NoSQL
4 31 (3.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 28 (2.95%) SQL Server 2008
5 28 (2.95%) MySQL
6 26 (2.74%) PostgreSQL
7 24 (2.53%) Apache Cassandra
8 21 (2.21%) CouchDB
9 20 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 19 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 18 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
12 16 (1.69%) Big Data
13 15 (1.58%) Azure SQL Database
14 13 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 12 (1.26%) Amazon RDS
16 10 (1.05%) Hadoop
17 9 (0.95%) Oracle Database
18 6 (0.63%) Relational Database
18 6 (0.63%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 92 (9.69%) Jenkins
2 88 (9.27%) Git (software)
3 45 (4.74%) Team Foundation Server
4 43 (4.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 33 (3.48%) Subversion
6 25 (2.63%) Mercurial
7 23 (2.42%) Visual Studio
8 19 (2.00%) TeamCity
8 19 (2.00%) Grunt
9 18 (1.90%) Jasmine
10 17 (1.79%) JIRA
11 16 (1.69%) Selenium
12 15 (1.58%) Mocha
12 15 (1.58%) QUnit
13 14 (1.48%) Bower
13 14 (1.48%) webpack
13 14 (1.48%) NUnit
14 10 (1.05%) MSTest
14 10 (1.05%) Moq
14 10 (1.05%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 44 (4.64%) Finance
2 41 (4.32%) Games
3 37 (3.90%) Retail
4 12 (1.26%) Banking
4 12 (1.26%) Marketing
5 11 (1.16%) Telecoms
6 9 (0.95%) Back Office
7 8 (0.84%) Local Government
7 8 (0.84%) French Language
8 7 (0.74%) German Language
8 7 (0.74%) Italian Language
8 7 (0.74%) Spanish Language
8 7 (0.74%) Publishing
9 5 (0.53%) Law
9 5 (0.53%) Legal
10 4 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.42%) Advertising
11 3 (0.32%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.32%) Billing
11 3 (0.32%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 304 (32.03%) Developer
2 193 (20.34%) Architect
3 133 (14.01%) .NET Developer
4 89 (9.38%) Solutions Architect
5 82 (8.64%) Consultant
6 48 (5.06%) DevOps Engineer
7 45 (4.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 42 (4.43%) Analyst
9 37 (3.90%) Technical Architect
9 37 (3.90%) Web Developer
9 37 (3.90%) Senior Developer
10 35 (3.69%) C# Developer
10 35 (3.69%) Cloud Architect
11 31 (3.27%) Web Engineer
12 29 (3.06%) C# .NET Developer
13 28 (2.95%) Project Manager
14 24 (2.53%) Infrastructure Architect
14 24 (2.53%) DevOps Consultant
15 23 (2.42%) Server Engineer
16 22 (2.32%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 316 (33.30%) .NET
2 179 (18.86%) ASP.NET
3 149 (15.70%) HTML
4 148 (15.60%) Web Services
5 132 (13.91%) CSS
6 117 (12.33%) jQuery
7 113 (11.91%) ASP.NET MVC
8 94 (9.91%) ASP.NET Web API
9 92 (9.69%) .NET Framework
10 91 (9.59%) WCF
11 87 (9.17%) HTML5
12 84 (8.85%) AngularJS
13 72 (7.59%) CSS3
14 70 (7.38%) Entity Framework
15 46 (4.85%) LINQ
16 41 (4.32%) React
17 37 (3.90%) REST
18 36 (3.79%) KnockoutJS
19 32 (3.37%) RESTful
20 30 (3.16%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 53 (5.58%) Data Centre
2 47 (4.95%) User Experience
3 39 (4.11%) Mobile App
4 38 (4.00%) PKI
5 29 (3.06%) Replication
6 27 (2.85%) Clustering
7 25 (2.63%) Public Cloud
8 22 (2.32%) Private Cloud
9 17 (1.79%) Streaming Video
10 15 (1.58%) Analytical Skills
11 14 (1.48%) iPhone
11 14 (1.48%) Online Games
12 12 (1.26%) Social Media
13 11 (1.16%) iPad
14 8 (0.84%) Digital Media
14 8 (0.84%) Computer Science
15 7 (0.74%) Client/Server
15 7 (0.74%) N-Tier
15 7 (0.74%) Blackberry
15 7 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 380 (40.04%) Windows
2 140 (14.75%) Linux
3 102 (10.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 96 (10.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 76 (8.01%) UNIX
6 35 (3.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 32 (3.37%) Mac OS X
8 29 (3.06%) Apple iOS
9 25 (2.63%) Android
10 19 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (1.05%) Windows 7
12 9 (0.95%) Windows Phone
13 7 (0.74%) Windows 8
14 6 (0.63%) CentOS
15 5 (0.53%) VMS
16 4 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
17 3 (0.32%) Ubuntu
18 2 (0.21%) Debian
18 2 (0.21%) Windows XP
19 1 (0.11%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 341 (35.93%) Agile Software Development
2 178 (18.76%) MVC
3 169 (17.81%) TDD
4 145 (15.28%) DevOps
5 136 (14.33%) Continuous Integration
6 132 (13.91%) Scrum
7 101 (10.64%) Configuration Management
8 99 (10.43%) E-Commerce
9 76 (8.01%) Migration
10 75 (7.90%) Continuous Delivery
11 68 (7.17%) SOA
12 67 (7.06%) BDD
13 62 (6.53%) CRM
14 54 (5.69%) ITIL
15 49 (5.16%) OO
16 46 (4.85%) Stakeholder Management
16 46 (4.85%) Load Balancing
17 45 (4.74%) Open Source
18 43 (4.53%) Business Intelligence
19 41 (4.32%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 259 (27.29%) C#
2 176 (18.55%) JavaScript
3 146 (15.38%) PowerShell
4 143 (15.07%) SQL
5 108 (11.38%) Ruby
6 104 (10.96%) Python
7 97 (10.22%) Java
8 39 (4.11%) Go
9 32 (3.37%) Shell Script
10 23 (2.42%) Scala
11 18 (1.90%) Bash Shell
11 18 (1.90%) T-SQL
12 12 (1.26%) PHP
12 12 (1.26%) TypeScript
13 11 (1.16%) C++
14 9 (0.95%) Objective-C
14 9 (0.95%) VB.NET
15 8 (0.84%) VBScript
15 8 (0.84%) VB
16 7 (0.74%) C
Qualifications
1 45 (4.74%) Security Cleared
2 37 (3.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 24 (2.53%) MCSE
4 23 (2.42%) SC Cleared
5 19 (2.00%) MCITP
6 17 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (1.69%) Degree
8 13 (1.37%) CCNA
9 9 (0.95%) MCSA
9 9 (0.95%) MCP
9 9 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (0.63%) CCNP
10 6 (0.63%) MCTS
11 5 (0.53%) DV Cleared
12 4 (0.42%) Citrix Certification
13 3 (0.32%) CISSP
13 3 (0.32%) MCSD
13 3 (0.32%) CISM
13 3 (0.32%) AWS Certification
14 2 (0.21%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.37%) QA
2 11 (1.16%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.53%) SLA
4 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 198 (20.86%) Active Directory
2 85 (8.96%) Hyper-V
3 67 (7.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 39 (4.11%) vSphere
5 20 (2.11%) VMware ESX
6 13 (1.37%) XenApp
6 13 (1.37%) Docker
7 7 (0.74%) UAG
7 7 (0.74%) vCloud
8 6 (0.63%) VMware Server
9 4 (0.42%) XenServer
10 3 (0.32%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.32%) DFS Replication
10 3 (0.32%) HDFS
11 2 (0.21%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (0.21%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.21%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.11%) Firmware
12 1 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 125 (13.17%) Puppet
2 112 (11.80%) Opscode Chef
3 48 (5.06%) Salt
4 47 (4.95%) SCCM
5 44 (4.64%) Ansible
6 36 (3.79%) SCOM
7 24 (2.53%) Nagios
7 24 (2.53%) Vagrant
8 14 (1.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 12 (1.26%) SCOrch
10 7 (0.74%) WSUS
11 6 (0.63%) Tivoli
11 6 (0.63%) HAProxy
11 6 (0.63%) Icinga
11 6 (0.63%) Graphite
12 5 (0.53%) Unicenter
13 4 (0.42%) Windows Intune
14 3 (0.32%) SCVMM
15 2 (0.21%) SAP Afaria
15 2 (0.21%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 404 (42.57%) Microsoft
2 139 (14.65%) VMware
3 44 (4.64%) Google
4 43 (4.53%) Cisco
5 37 (3.90%) Oracle
5 37 (3.90%) Citrix
6 31 (3.27%) NetApp
7 29 (3.06%) HP
8 28 (2.95%) Sitecore
9 23 (2.42%) New Relic
10 19 (2.00%) Red Hat
11 18 (1.90%) EPiServer
12 16 (1.69%) Rackspace
12 16 (1.69%) Juniper
13 13 (1.37%) Barracuda Networks
13 13 (1.37%) SolarWinds
14 10 (1.05%) Akamai
15 9 (0.95%) F5
16 7 (0.74%) Vertica
17 6 (0.63%) Splunk
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