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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 265 344 443
Rank change year-on-year
+79 +99
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 396 220 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.80% 0.47% 0.21%
As % of the Cloud Services category 21.53% 18.03% 12.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 136 64
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £318 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £386
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +0.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Average hourly rate £26.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 - -
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
1839 1220 712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.71% 2.61% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1244 784 477
Average daily rate £450 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 22 13
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.23 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -13.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.35 £11.80 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £44.25 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.23 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+4.49% -13.87%

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 24 December 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
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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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 +113 191 £450 +10.76% 63
South East -65 57 £350 -22.22% 23
East of England +34 52 £425 - 7
West Midlands +19 27 £463 -1.59% 13
South West -7 25 £375 -25.00% 15
East Midlands +20 16 £363 -3.33% 2
North West -10 13 £283 -16.29% 15
North East - 6 £363 -
Yorkshire -21 5 £412 +12.73% 9
Midlands - 1 - -
South Coast - - - -
Microsoft Azure
UK

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 396 (51.16%) .NET
2 386 (49.87%) Microsoft
3 319 (41.21%) Windows
4 285 (36.82%) Agile Software Development
5 273 (35.27%) C#
6 195 (25.19%) SQL Server
7 194 (25.06%) MVC
8 170 (21.96%) ASP.NET
9 167 (21.58%) SQL
10 164 (21.19%) Active Directory
11 157 (20.28%) Web Services
12 144 (18.60%) Scrum
13 136 (17.57%) Amazon AWS
14 133 (17.18%) PowerShell
15 122 (15.76%) MS Excel
15 122 (15.76%) WCF
16 121 (15.63%) JavaScript
17 119 (15.37%) HTML
18 114 (14.73%) IIS
18 114 (14.73%) CSS
18 114 (14.73%) .NET Framework
19 106 (13.70%) TDD
19 106 (13.70%) Team Foundation Server
20 104 (13.44%) DevOps
21 102 (13.18%) SharePoint
21 102 (13.18%) E-Commerce
22 101 (13.05%) VMware
23 94 (12.14%) Linux
24 90 (11.63%) DNS
25 82 (10.59%) ADO.NET Entity Framework

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 114 (14.73%) IIS
2 102 (13.18%) SharePoint
3 48 (6.20%) Node.js
4 41 (5.30%) OpenStack
4 41 (5.30%) Lync
5 38 (4.91%) SharePoint 2013
6 36 (4.65%) BizTalk Server
7 35 (4.52%) MS Exchange
8 22 (2.84%) SharePoint 2010
9 21 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2010
9 21 (2.71%) CMS
10 20 (2.58%) Office Communications Server
10 20 (2.58%) Confluence
11 16 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2013
11 16 (2.07%) Elasticsearch
12 15 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2007
13 12 (1.55%) Sitecore CMS
14 11 (1.42%) Apache
15 9 (1.16%) Umbraco
16 8 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 122 (15.76%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.68%) MS Office
3 10 (1.29%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.16%) Photoshop
5 8 (1.03%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.26%) PowerPivot
6 2 (0.26%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.13%) MS Project
7 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 31 (4.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.42%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.13%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 136 (17.57%) Amazon AWS
2 78 (10.08%) PaaS
3 73 (9.43%) Office 365
4 35 (4.52%) Amazon EC2
5 34 (4.39%) IaaS
6 20 (2.58%) SaaS
7 15 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (1.29%) Heroku
9 8 (1.03%) GitHub
10 4 (0.52%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.39%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.39%) Google App Engine
12 2 (0.26%) IBM SmartCloud
13 1 (0.13%) SoftLayer
13 1 (0.13%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 90 (11.63%) DNS
2 52 (6.72%) DHCP
3 40 (5.17%) Firewall
4 36 (4.65%) SAN
5 32 (4.13%) VPN
6 31 (4.01%) FTP
7 30 (3.88%) VLAN
8 28 (3.62%) TCP/IP
9 24 (3.10%) WAN
10 21 (2.71%) HTTP
10 21 (2.71%) NAS
11 20 (2.58%) LAN
12 18 (2.33%) LDAP
12 18 (2.33%) MPLS
13 17 (2.20%) SSL
14 15 (1.94%) Reverse Proxy
15 12 (1.55%) VPLS
16 11 (1.42%) PBX
17 10 (1.29%) Internet
18 9 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (25.19%) SQL Server
2 60 (7.75%) SQL Server 2008
2 60 (7.75%) Azure SQL Database
3 34 (4.39%) NoSQL
4 22 (2.84%) MySQL
5 21 (2.71%) MongoDB
6 18 (2.33%) Big Data
7 16 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 15 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 14 (1.81%) SQL Server 2012
9 14 (1.81%) Hadoop
10 10 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 10 (1.29%) SQL Server 2005
11 8 (1.03%) RavenDB
11 8 (1.03%) Oracle Database
12 7 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
13 6 (0.78%) MarkLogic
13 6 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
14 5 (0.65%) CouchDB
14 5 (0.65%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 106 (13.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 51 (6.59%) Visual Studio
3 47 (6.07%) Jenkins
4 38 (4.91%) Git (software)
5 31 (4.01%) JIRA
6 28 (3.62%) NUnit
6 28 (3.62%) TeamCity
7 26 (3.36%) MSTest
8 23 (2.97%) SpecFlow
9 20 (2.58%) MSBuild
10 19 (2.45%) Subversion
11 17 (2.20%) Selenium
11 17 (2.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 13 (1.68%) ReSharper
13 12 (1.55%) NDepend
13 12 (1.55%) NCover
13 12 (1.55%) StyleCop
14 7 (0.90%) FinalBuilder
15 6 (0.78%) NuGet
16 5 (0.65%) Axure RP
General
1 39 (5.04%) Finance
2 25 (3.23%) Retail
3 15 (1.94%) Marketing
4 12 (1.55%) Telecoms
5 11 (1.42%) Legal
5 11 (1.42%) Banking
6 9 (1.16%) Publishing
7 8 (1.03%) Games
8 5 (0.65%) Korean Language
8 5 (0.65%) Mandarin Language
8 5 (0.65%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.65%) Electronics
9 4 (0.52%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.39%) Japanese Language
10 3 (0.39%) Advertising
11 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.13%) Front Office
11 1 (0.13%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 297 (38.37%) Developer
2 126 (16.28%) Architect
2 126 (16.28%) .NET Developer
3 75 (9.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 56 (7.24%) C# Developer
5 55 (7.11%) Consultant
6 49 (6.33%) Solutions Architect
7 42 (5.43%) Senior Developer
8 41 (5.30%) DevOps Engineer
9 37 (4.78%) Web Engineer
10 30 (3.88%) C# .NET Developer
10 30 (3.88%) Senior .NET Developer
11 27 (3.49%) Analyst
12 24 (3.10%) Technical Architect
13 23 (2.97%) Web Developer
13 23 (2.97%) ASP.NET Developer
13 23 (2.97%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
14 22 (2.84%) Software Developer
15 19 (2.45%) DevOps Consultant
16 17 (2.20%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 396 (51.16%) .NET
2 170 (21.96%) ASP.NET
3 157 (20.28%) Web Services
4 122 (15.76%) WCF
5 119 (15.37%) HTML
6 114 (14.73%) CSS
6 114 (14.73%) .NET Framework
7 82 (10.59%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 79 (10.21%) jQuery
9 78 (10.08%) ASP.NET MVC
10 66 (8.53%) HTML5
11 62 (8.01%) ASP.NET Web API
12 47 (6.07%) XML
13 40 (5.17%) REST
14 38 (4.91%) AngularJS
14 38 (4.91%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 34 (4.39%) CSS3
16 31 (4.01%) RESTful
17 27 (3.49%) LINQ
18 25 (3.23%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 30 (3.88%) Clustering
2 28 (3.62%) Computer Science
3 25 (3.23%) User Experience
4 24 (3.10%) Enterprise Software
5 22 (2.84%) Inversion of Control
6 19 (2.45%) Open Source
7 17 (2.20%) Mobile App
8 14 (1.81%) Replication
9 13 (1.68%) PKI
10 11 (1.42%) Data Structures
11 10 (1.29%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (1.03%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.65%) DTV
13 5 (0.65%) Wiki
14 4 (0.52%) Derivative
15 3 (0.39%) IPTV
15 3 (0.39%) Blackberry
15 3 (0.39%) Social Media
16 2 (0.26%) Visualisation
16 2 (0.26%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 319 (41.21%) Windows
2 94 (12.14%) Linux
3 75 (9.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 64 (8.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (3.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (2.84%) UNIX
7 17 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (1.55%) Apple iOS
8 12 (1.55%) Windows 8
9 8 (1.03%) Windows XP
9 8 (1.03%) Mac OS X
10 7 (0.90%) Android
10 7 (0.90%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.78%) Windows 2000
12 5 (0.65%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.52%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.26%) Windows Phone 8
14 2 (0.26%) FreeBSD
14 2 (0.26%) Windows CE
15 1 (0.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 285 (36.82%) Agile Software Development
2 194 (25.06%) MVC
3 144 (18.60%) Scrum
4 106 (13.70%) TDD
5 104 (13.44%) DevOps
6 102 (13.18%) E-Commerce
7 64 (8.27%) Configuration Management
8 62 (8.01%) Continuous Integration
9 57 (7.36%) BDD
10 48 (6.20%) SOA
11 43 (5.56%) Migration
12 38 (4.91%) CRM
12 38 (4.91%) ITIL
12 38 (4.91%) Load Balancing
13 36 (4.65%) OO
14 34 (4.39%) Web Development
15 26 (3.36%) Project Management
16 23 (2.97%) Unit Testing
17 22 (2.84%) Mentoring
18 21 (2.71%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 273 (35.27%) C#
2 167 (21.58%) SQL
3 133 (17.18%) PowerShell
4 121 (15.63%) JavaScript
5 76 (9.82%) Java
6 67 (8.66%) Python
7 62 (8.01%) Ruby
8 33 (4.26%) PL/SQL
9 30 (3.88%) C++
10 18 (2.33%) PHP
11 17 (2.20%) T-SQL
11 17 (2.20%) VB
12 13 (1.68%) VB.NET
13 12 (1.55%) C
14 10 (1.29%) Shell Script
15 9 (1.16%) PHP5
15 9 (1.16%) Bash Shell
16 7 (0.90%) XAML
17 6 (0.78%) VC++
17 6 (0.78%) Perl
Qualifications
1 32 (4.13%) Degree
2 29 (3.75%) Security Cleared
3 18 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (1.81%) MCSE
5 13 (1.68%) SC Cleared
6 8 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (0.90%) MCSA
7 7 (0.90%) DV Cleared
8 6 (0.78%) CCNA
8 6 (0.78%) MCP
9 5 (0.65%) CCNP
10 4 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (0.52%) MCTS
10 4 (0.52%) MCITP
11 2 (0.26%) HND
11 2 (0.26%) CCDA
11 2 (0.26%) CCDP
11 2 (0.26%) PhD
12 1 (0.13%) CCIE
12 1 (0.13%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.81%) SLA
2 6 (0.78%) QA
3 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 164 (21.19%) Active Directory
2 81 (10.47%) Hyper-V
3 56 (7.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 35 (4.52%) vSphere
5 14 (1.81%) XenApp
6 12 (1.55%) UAG
7 8 (1.03%) Platform Symphony
8 6 (0.78%) DFS Replication
9 5 (0.65%) vCloud
9 5 (0.65%) Firmware
10 4 (0.52%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.39%) Xen
12 2 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.26%) XenServer
12 2 (0.26%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.26%) Docker
12 2 (0.26%) HDFS
13 1 (0.13%) Samba
13 1 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.13%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 75 (9.69%) Opscode Chef
2 72 (9.30%) Puppet
3 64 (8.27%) SCCM
3 64 (8.27%) SCOM
4 26 (3.36%) Vagrant
5 23 (2.97%) Ansible
6 20 (2.58%) Nagios
7 18 (2.33%) Salt
8 14 (1.81%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 11 (1.42%) SCOrch
10 9 (1.16%) SCSM
10 9 (1.16%) SCVMM
11 4 (0.52%) SolarWinds Orion
12 3 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
12 3 (0.39%) Windows Intune
12 3 (0.39%) Foglight
12 3 (0.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 3 (0.39%) Oozie
12 3 (0.39%) Hadoop YARN
13 2 (0.26%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 386 (49.87%) Microsoft
2 101 (13.05%) VMware
3 61 (7.88%) Oracle
4 36 (4.65%) Cisco
5 35 (4.52%) HP
6 30 (3.88%) Akamai
7 24 (3.10%) Citrix
8 17 (2.20%) Rackspace
9 16 (2.07%) New Relic
9 16 (2.07%) Red Hat
10 15 (1.94%) F5
11 13 (1.68%) Sitecore
11 13 (1.68%) Juniper
12 11 (1.42%) Google
13 10 (1.29%) Dell
14 9 (1.16%) IBM
14 9 (1.16%) Sybase
14 9 (1.16%) NetApp
15 8 (1.03%) SAP
16 7 (0.90%) DataSynapse
City, London
Red10
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £275 - £380 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Esher, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Jumar Solutions
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Lewis Paige
Rate: £300 - £420 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Luton
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
City of London
Rethink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago