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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 210 292 385
Rank change year-on-year
+82 +93
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 540 288 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.07% 0.60% 0.38%
As % of the Cloud Services category 17.82% 14.57% 14.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 200 117
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.31% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 0 0
Average hourly rate £39.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 -
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -
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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
3030 1976 1174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.98% 4.13% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2010 1300 814
Average daily rate £406 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £528 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £388 £293
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +32.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 47 36
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -42.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £25.60 £44.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £15.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+48.38% -53.03%

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 3 July 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
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 3 July 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 +72 288 £430 +1.17% 110
South East +39 107 £400 - 45
South West -13 37 £315 -16.00% 35
West Midlands +24 31 £369 -26.25% 19
North West +11 31 £350 +16.66% 24
East of England +21 28 £413 +17.85% 33
Yorkshire - 10 £400 - 10
East Midlands -11 3 £365 -8.75% 7
North East -20 3 £313 - 5
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Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 433 (41.67%) Microsoft
1 433 (41.67%) Amazon AWS
2 391 (37.63%) Windows
3 352 (33.88%) Agile Software Development
4 324 (31.18%) .NET
5 275 (26.47%) C#
6 222 (21.37%) SQL Server
7 205 (19.73%) Active Directory
8 189 (18.19%) MVC
9 188 (18.09%) ASP.NET
10 181 (17.42%) JavaScript
11 176 (16.94%) TDD
12 175 (16.84%) VMware
13 167 (16.07%) SQL
14 160 (15.40%) HTML
15 148 (14.24%) DevOps
16 143 (13.76%) CSS
17 140 (13.47%) Web Services
18 137 (13.19%) Linux
19 135 (12.99%) PowerShell
20 129 (12.42%) Scrum
21 125 (12.03%) Continuous Integration
22 124 (11.93%) SharePoint
23 123 (11.84%) Office 365
24 119 (11.45%) Windows Server 2008
25 116 (11.16%) Puppet
26 113 (10.88%) ASP.NET MVC
26 113 (10.88%) Java
27 110 (10.59%) DNS
28 109 (10.49%) jQuery

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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
1 124 (11.93%) SharePoint
2 101 (9.72%) IIS
3 70 (6.74%) MS Exchange
4 59 (5.68%) Node.js
4 59 (5.68%) OpenStack
5 44 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2010
6 42 (4.04%) SharePoint 2013
7 39 (3.75%) CMS
8 38 (3.66%) Lync
9 29 (2.79%) Umbraco
10 28 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2007
11 26 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
12 25 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2013
13 19 (1.83%) Sitecore CMS
14 17 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
15 16 (1.54%) Kentico
16 12 (1.15%) Office Communications Server
16 12 (1.15%) NServiceBus
17 11 (1.06%) Eucalyptus
18 10 (0.96%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 91 (8.76%) MS Excel
2 28 (2.69%) MS Office
3 9 (0.87%) Photoshop
3 9 (0.87%) Adobe Illustrator
4 7 (0.67%) OmniGraffle
4 7 (0.67%) MS Project
5 3 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.19%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.19%) HipChat
7 1 (0.096%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.096%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 37 (3.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (1.64%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.58%) Tridion
4 3 (0.29%) Maximo
4 3 (0.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.096%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.096%) assyst
5 1 (0.096%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.096%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 433 (41.67%) Amazon AWS
2 123 (11.84%) Office 365
3 76 (7.31%) IaaS
4 62 (5.97%) PaaS
5 48 (4.62%) Cloud Computing
6 42 (4.04%) Amazon EC2
7 31 (2.98%) SaaS
8 20 (1.92%) Azure Active Directory
9 16 (1.54%) AWS CloudFormation
10 15 (1.44%) Google Cloud Platform
10 15 (1.44%) Heroku
11 13 (1.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 10 (0.96%) Yammer
13 7 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 5 (0.48%) Google Analytics
14 5 (0.48%) Amazon S3
15 4 (0.38%) SoftLayer
16 3 (0.29%) Rackspace Cloud
16 3 (0.29%) Google Apps
17 2 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 110 (10.59%) DNS
2 63 (6.06%) Firewall
3 53 (5.10%) SAN
4 51 (4.91%) HTTP
4 51 (4.91%) DHCP
5 48 (4.62%) TCP/IP
6 42 (4.04%) WAN
6 42 (4.04%) LAN
7 35 (3.37%) VLAN
8 30 (2.89%) Network Security
9 28 (2.69%) SSL
9 28 (2.69%) VPN
10 18 (1.73%) NAS
11 15 (1.44%) LDAP
12 14 (1.35%) Internet
12 14 (1.35%) Fibre Channel
13 11 (1.06%) ADSL
14 9 (0.87%) VoIP
14 9 (0.87%) WLAN
15 8 (0.77%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 222 (21.37%) SQL Server
2 74 (7.12%) MongoDB
3 49 (4.72%) NoSQL
4 34 (3.27%) SQL Server 2008
5 29 (2.79%) SQL Server 2012
6 28 (2.69%) MySQL
7 25 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
8 22 (2.12%) CouchDB
8 22 (2.12%) Apache Cassandra
9 21 (2.02%) Big Data
10 20 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 20 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
11 17 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 14 (1.35%) Azure SQL Database
13 12 (1.15%) Hadoop
13 12 (1.15%) Oracle Database
13 12 (1.15%) Relational Database
14 11 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
15 10 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 8 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 90 (8.66%) Git (software)
2 81 (7.80%) Jenkins
3 42 (4.04%) Team Foundation Server
4 37 (3.56%) Subversion
5 29 (2.79%) Mercurial
6 28 (2.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 22 (2.12%) Visual Studio
8 21 (2.02%) JIRA
8 21 (2.02%) Grunt
8 21 (2.02%) gulp
9 20 (1.92%) Jasmine
10 18 (1.73%) TeamCity
11 15 (1.44%) QUnit
11 15 (1.44%) Mocha
11 15 (1.44%) Octopus Deploy
12 14 (1.35%) webpack
12 14 (1.35%) Bower
12 14 (1.35%) Selenium
12 14 (1.35%) NUnit
13 12 (1.15%) Maven
General
1 49 (4.72%) Retail
2 43 (4.14%) Games
2 43 (4.14%) Finance
3 17 (1.64%) Banking
4 13 (1.25%) Telecoms
5 10 (0.96%) Back Office
6 9 (0.87%) Marketing
6 9 (0.87%) French Language
7 8 (0.77%) Local Government
8 7 (0.67%) German Language
8 7 (0.67%) Italian Language
8 7 (0.67%) Spanish Language
8 7 (0.67%) Publishing
9 6 (0.58%) Law
10 5 (0.48%) Advertising
11 4 (0.38%) Billing
11 4 (0.38%) Legal
11 4 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.29%) Front Office
12 3 (0.29%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 317 (30.51%) Developer
2 231 (22.23%) Architect
3 139 (13.38%) .NET Developer
4 98 (9.43%) Consultant
5 95 (9.14%) Solutions Architect
6 58 (5.58%) Cloud Architect
7 46 (4.43%) Analyst
8 44 (4.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 42 (4.04%) DevOps Engineer
10 39 (3.75%) C# Developer
10 39 (3.75%) Web Developer
11 37 (3.56%) Senior Developer
12 34 (3.27%) Project Manager
13 33 (3.18%) Technical Architect
14 32 (3.08%) C# .NET Developer
15 28 (2.69%) Web Engineer
16 26 (2.50%) ASP.NET Developer
16 26 (2.50%) Infrastructure Architect
16 26 (2.50%) DevOps Consultant
17 23 (2.21%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 324 (31.18%) .NET
2 188 (18.09%) ASP.NET
3 160 (15.40%) HTML
4 143 (13.76%) CSS
5 140 (13.47%) Web Services
6 113 (10.88%) ASP.NET MVC
7 109 (10.49%) jQuery
8 106 (10.20%) ASP.NET Web API
9 91 (8.76%) AngularJS
10 88 (8.47%) WCF
10 88 (8.47%) .NET Framework
10 88 (8.47%) HTML5
11 75 (7.22%) CSS3
12 64 (6.16%) Entity Framework
13 44 (4.23%) REST
14 42 (4.04%) LINQ
15 39 (3.75%) React
16 38 (3.66%) KnockoutJS
17 34 (3.27%) RESTful
18 33 (3.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 86 (8.28%) Data Centre
2 54 (5.20%) User Experience
3 49 (4.72%) Mobile App
4 39 (3.75%) PKI
5 29 (2.79%) Replication
6 27 (2.60%) Private Cloud
7 25 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
7 25 (2.41%) Public Cloud
8 22 (2.12%) Clustering
9 19 (1.83%) Online Games
10 17 (1.64%) Streaming Video
11 15 (1.44%) iPad
12 14 (1.35%) iPhone
13 12 (1.15%) Social Media
13 12 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
14 10 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
14 10 (0.96%) Data Integration
14 10 (0.96%) Grid Computing
14 10 (0.96%) Computer Science
15 9 (0.87%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 391 (37.63%) Windows
2 137 (13.19%) Linux
3 119 (11.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 106 (10.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 69 (6.64%) UNIX
6 44 (4.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 36 (3.46%) Apple iOS
8 31 (2.98%) Android
9 23 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 22 (2.12%) Mac OS X
11 13 (1.25%) Windows 7
12 9 (0.87%) Windows 8
12 9 (0.87%) Windows Phone
13 6 (0.58%) CentOS
14 5 (0.48%) Windows Mobile
14 5 (0.48%) VMS
15 3 (0.29%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.29%) Data ONTAP
16 2 (0.19%) Debian
16 2 (0.19%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 352 (33.88%) Agile Software Development
2 189 (18.19%) MVC
3 176 (16.94%) TDD
4 148 (14.24%) DevOps
5 129 (12.42%) Scrum
6 125 (12.03%) Continuous Integration
7 107 (10.30%) Migration
8 100 (9.62%) Configuration Management
9 94 (9.05%) E-Commerce
10 64 (6.16%) Continuous Delivery
11 61 (5.87%) SOA
11 61 (5.87%) BDD
12 58 (5.58%) Open Source
12 58 (5.58%) CRM
13 55 (5.29%) ITIL
14 54 (5.20%) Stakeholder Management
15 48 (4.62%) Load Balancing
16 46 (4.43%) OO
17 45 (4.33%) Business Intelligence
17 45 (4.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 275 (26.47%) C#
2 181 (17.42%) JavaScript
3 167 (16.07%) SQL
4 135 (12.99%) PowerShell
5 113 (10.88%) Java
6 95 (9.14%) Ruby
7 88 (8.47%) Python
8 30 (2.89%) Go
9 23 (2.21%) Scala
9 23 (2.21%) Shell Script
10 21 (2.02%) Bash Shell
11 17 (1.64%) PHP
12 15 (1.44%) T-SQL
12 15 (1.44%) TypeScript
13 11 (1.06%) C++
14 10 (0.96%) Perl
14 10 (0.96%) VB
14 10 (0.96%) Objective-C
15 9 (0.87%) VB.NET
15 9 (0.87%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 43 (4.14%) Microsoft Certification
1 43 (4.14%) Security Cleared
2 28 (2.69%) MCSE
3 23 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (1.92%) SC Cleared
4 20 (1.92%) MCITP
5 17 (1.64%) CCNA
6 15 (1.44%) Degree
6 15 (1.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 12 (1.15%) MCP
8 10 (0.96%) CCNP
8 10 (0.96%) Citrix Certification
9 9 (0.87%) MCSA
10 7 (0.67%) CISSP
10 7 (0.67%) CISM
10 7 (0.67%) DV Cleared
10 7 (0.67%) CCEE
11 6 (0.58%) MCTS
12 5 (0.48%) CCEA
12 5 (0.48%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (1.44%) QA
2 12 (1.15%) PCI DSS
3 7 (0.67%) SLA
4 4 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.29%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.096%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 205 (19.73%) Active Directory
2 96 (9.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 85 (8.18%) Hyper-V
4 41 (3.95%) vSphere
5 21 (2.02%) XenApp
5 21 (2.02%) VMware ESX
6 16 (1.54%) vCloud
7 14 (1.35%) Docker
8 6 (0.58%) VMware Server
9 5 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.48%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.38%) XenServer
10 4 (0.38%) HDFS
11 3 (0.29%) SRDF
11 3 (0.29%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 3 (0.29%) NFS
12 2 (0.19%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.19%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.19%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.19%) UAG
Systems Management
1 116 (11.16%) Puppet
2 104 (10.01%) Opscode Chef
3 51 (4.91%) Salt
4 48 (4.62%) Ansible
5 43 (4.14%) SCCM
6 30 (2.89%) Nagios
7 28 (2.69%) Vagrant
8 25 (2.41%) SCOM
9 14 (1.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 13 (1.25%) SCOrch
11 10 (0.96%) Icinga
12 9 (0.87%) vMotion
12 9 (0.87%) WSUS
13 8 (0.77%) Windows Intune
14 7 (0.67%) Tivoli
15 6 (0.58%) Unicenter
15 6 (0.58%) Graphite
16 5 (0.48%) HAProxy
17 4 (0.38%) SCVMM
17 4 (0.38%) Cacti
Vendors
1 433 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 175 (16.84%) VMware
3 52 (5.00%) Cisco
4 48 (4.62%) Oracle
5 47 (4.52%) Google
6 46 (4.43%) Citrix
7 38 (3.66%) HP
8 33 (3.18%) NetApp
9 26 (2.50%) Red Hat
9 26 (2.50%) Sitecore
9 26 (2.50%) New Relic
10 21 (2.02%) Rackspace
11 19 (1.83%) SolarWinds
12 17 (1.64%) EPiServer
13 15 (1.44%) Juniper
14 14 (1.35%) Dell
14 14 (1.35%) SAP
14 14 (1.35%) IBM
15 13 (1.25%) Barracuda Networks
16 11 (1.06%) EMC
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