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 12 September 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 282 383 491
Rank change year-on-year
+101 +108
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 359 182 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.69% 0.38% 0.17%
As % of the Cloud Services category 19.34% 15.12% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 117 43
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £475 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.64% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £20.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +51.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-14.63% +51.85%
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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
1856 1204 712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.57% 2.49% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1175 816 433
Average daily rate £425 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £125 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 26 14
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.20 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £47.60 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-31.37% -1.92%

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 12 September 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 12 September 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 +140 202 £413 -0.60% 44
South East -15 70 £400 - 20
East of England +2 40 £400 +42.22% 7
South West -16 23 £350 -26.31% 22
West Midlands -13 9 £450 +68.22% 6
North West -5 6 £525 +75.00% 15
Yorkshire +2 3 £325 +18.18% 4
East Midlands -6 1 £405 +35.00% 6
North East -31 1 £313 +13.63% 2
Microsoft Azure
UK

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 12 September 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.

1 329 (50.46%) .NET
2 299 (45.86%) Windows
3 296 (45.40%) Microsoft
4 277 (42.48%) C#
5 239 (36.66%) Agile Software Development
6 210 (32.21%) SQL Server
7 207 (31.75%) ASP.NET
8 182 (27.91%) MVC
9 162 (24.85%) SQL
10 131 (20.09%) Web Services
11 125 (19.17%) JavaScript
12 119 (18.25%) Team Foundation Server
13 116 (17.79%) HTML
14 111 (17.02%) WCF
15 109 (16.72%) Scrum
16 105 (16.10%) CSS
17 97 (14.88%) Amazon AWS
18 93 (14.26%) TDD
19 91 (13.96%) .NET Framework
19 91 (13.96%) Active Directory
19 91 (13.96%) ASP.NET MVC
20 89 (13.65%) IIS
21 86 (13.19%) SQL Server 2008
22 81 (12.42%) VMware
22 81 (12.42%) PaaS
23 77 (11.81%) SharePoint
24 76 (11.66%) MS Excel
25 75 (11.50%) XML
26 74 (11.35%) Office 365
27 73 (11.20%) DevOps

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 89 (13.65%) IIS
2 77 (11.81%) SharePoint
3 41 (6.29%) MS Exchange
4 39 (5.98%) SharePoint 2013
5 38 (5.83%) BizTalk Server
6 35 (5.37%) Node.js
7 28 (4.29%) OpenStack
8 23 (3.53%) Lync
9 21 (3.22%) Confluence
10 20 (3.07%) SharePoint 2010
11 18 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2010
11 18 (2.76%) CMS
12 11 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2003
13 8 (1.23%) Office Communications Server
13 8 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
14 7 (1.07%) Sitecore CMS
14 7 (1.07%) Apache
15 6 (0.92%) Umbraco
15 6 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
16 4 (0.61%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 76 (11.66%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.38%) MS Office
3 3 (0.46%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.31%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.15%) SPSS
5 1 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 24 (3.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.61%) WebTrends
2 4 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.31%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 97 (14.88%) Amazon AWS
2 81 (12.42%) PaaS
3 74 (11.35%) Office 365
4 36 (5.52%) IaaS
5 28 (4.29%) SaaS
6 24 (3.68%) Amazon EC2
7 12 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.77%) GitHub
8 5 (0.77%) Heroku
9 4 (0.61%) IBM SmartCloud
10 2 (0.31%) Rackspace Cloud
10 2 (0.31%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.15%) Google Compute Engine
11 1 (0.15%) Gitorious
11 1 (0.15%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 61 (9.36%) DNS
2 36 (5.52%) DHCP
3 30 (4.60%) Firewall
4 29 (4.45%) HTTP
5 25 (3.83%) SAN
6 23 (3.53%) Internet
7 19 (2.91%) VPN
8 18 (2.76%) Wi-Fi
9 17 (2.61%) SSL
10 16 (2.45%) VLAN
11 15 (2.30%) WAN
12 14 (2.15%) TCP/IP
13 13 (1.99%) LAN
14 12 (1.84%) NAS
15 10 (1.53%) FTP
16 9 (1.38%) MPLS
17 8 (1.23%) SNMP
17 8 (1.23%) VoIP
18 7 (1.07%) Reverse Proxy
19 5 (0.77%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 210 (32.21%) SQL Server
2 86 (13.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 51 (7.82%) Azure SQL Database
4 33 (5.06%) Hadoop
5 31 (4.75%) SQL Server 2005
6 30 (4.60%) NoSQL
7 19 (2.91%) Big Data
8 18 (2.76%) Amazon RDS
9 17 (2.61%) SQL Server 2012
10 15 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 13 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 13 (1.99%) MongoDB
12 11 (1.69%) MySQL
13 10 (1.53%) Relational Database
14 8 (1.23%) Couchbase
14 8 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
15 7 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
16 6 (0.92%) RDBMS
16 6 (0.92%) RavenDB
17 5 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 119 (18.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 68 (10.43%) Visual Studio
3 54 (8.28%) Git (software)
4 30 (4.60%) TeamCity
5 26 (3.99%) JIRA
6 22 (3.37%) Jenkins
7 20 (3.07%) Subversion
8 18 (2.76%) NUnit
9 15 (2.30%) SpecFlow
10 13 (1.99%) MSBuild
11 11 (1.69%) Selenium
12 10 (1.53%) MSTest
13 8 (1.23%) Artifactory
14 7 (1.07%) FinalBuilder
15 6 (0.92%) Jasmine
15 6 (0.92%) Log4Net
16 5 (0.77%) Bugzilla
16 5 (0.77%) Octopus Deploy
17 4 (0.61%) Calabash
17 4 (0.61%) Oracle Forms
General
1 32 (4.91%) Finance
2 19 (2.91%) Marketing
3 15 (2.30%) Telecoms
4 13 (1.99%) Back Office
5 12 (1.84%) Retail
6 9 (1.38%) Banking
7 8 (1.23%) Publishing
7 8 (1.23%) Legal
8 5 (0.77%) Advertising
9 4 (0.61%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.61%) Electronics
9 4 (0.61%) Games
9 4 (0.61%) Billing
10 3 (0.46%) Mandarin Language
10 3 (0.46%) Japanese Language
10 3 (0.46%) Korean Language
11 2 (0.31%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.31%) Front Office
12 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.15%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 290 (44.48%) Developer
2 109 (16.72%) .NET Developer
3 75 (11.50%) Architect
4 64 (9.82%) Senior Developer
5 63 (9.66%) C# Developer
6 58 (8.90%) Consultant
7 40 (6.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 38 (5.83%) DevOps Engineer
9 37 (5.67%) Senior .NET Developer
10 31 (4.75%) Web Developer
11 28 (4.29%) BizTalk Developer
12 27 (4.14%) Analyst
12 27 (4.14%) C# .NET Developer
13 25 (3.83%) Software Engineer
13 25 (3.83%) ASP.NET Developer
14 18 (2.76%) Software Developer
14 18 (2.76%) SharePoint Developer
15 17 (2.61%) Solutions Architect
16 15 (2.30%) Configuration Engineer
17 14 (2.15%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 329 (50.46%) .NET
2 207 (31.75%) ASP.NET
3 131 (20.09%) Web Services
4 116 (17.79%) HTML
5 111 (17.02%) WCF
6 105 (16.10%) CSS
7 91 (13.96%) .NET Framework
7 91 (13.96%) ASP.NET MVC
8 75 (11.50%) XML
9 68 (10.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 61 (9.36%) HTML5
11 60 (9.20%) jQuery
12 35 (5.37%) ASP.NET Web API
13 34 (5.21%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 33 (5.06%) AngularJS
14 33 (5.06%) Ajax
15 31 (4.75%) KnockoutJS
16 30 (4.60%) LINQ
16 30 (4.60%) RabbitMQ
16 30 (4.60%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 24 (3.68%) Open Source
2 20 (3.07%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (3.07%) Computer Science
3 18 (2.76%) CMDB
4 15 (2.30%) GIS
4 15 (2.30%) User Experience
5 14 (2.15%) Mobile App
5 14 (2.15%) PKI
6 12 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (1.38%) Replication
8 8 (1.23%) Clustering
9 7 (1.07%) Inversion of Control
9 7 (1.07%) Wiki
10 6 (0.92%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.61%) DTV
11 4 (0.61%) Digital Media
12 3 (0.46%) Data Protection Act
12 3 (0.46%) Social Media
12 3 (0.46%) IPTV
12 3 (0.46%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 299 (45.86%) Windows
2 63 (9.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 57 (8.74%) Linux
4 53 (8.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (4.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (3.37%) Windows 8
7 18 (2.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (1.84%) Windows 7
9 9 (1.38%) Windows XP
10 7 (1.07%) UNIX
11 6 (0.92%) Ubuntu
11 6 (0.92%) Android
12 5 (0.77%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.46%) Windows Phone 8
13 3 (0.46%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.31%) Windows CE
15 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (36.66%) Agile Software Development
2 182 (27.91%) MVC
3 109 (16.72%) Scrum
4 93 (14.26%) TDD
5 73 (11.20%) DevOps
6 62 (9.51%) Configuration Management
7 56 (8.59%) SOA
8 50 (7.67%) E-Commerce
9 40 (6.13%) ITIL
10 39 (5.98%) Unit Testing
11 38 (5.83%) OO
11 38 (5.83%) Workflow
12 37 (5.67%) Web Development
13 33 (5.06%) Continuous Integration
14 32 (4.91%) Project Management
15 31 (4.75%) Migration
16 30 (4.60%) Software Engineering
17 29 (4.45%) BDD
18 27 (4.14%) Service Delivery
19 25 (3.83%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 277 (42.48%) C#
2 162 (24.85%) SQL
3 125 (19.17%) JavaScript
4 65 (9.97%) PowerShell
5 43 (6.60%) Java
6 33 (5.06%) Ruby
7 31 (4.75%) Python
8 30 (4.60%) PL/SQL
9 29 (4.45%) VB
10 21 (3.22%) C++
11 20 (3.07%) PHP
12 16 (2.45%) VB.NET
12 16 (2.45%) T-SQL
13 13 (1.99%) C
14 9 (1.38%) Perl
14 9 (1.38%) XAML
14 9 (1.38%) PHP5
15 8 (1.23%) VBScript
16 5 (0.77%) VB6
16 5 (0.77%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 37 (5.67%) Security Cleared
2 34 (5.21%) Degree
3 29 (4.45%) SC Cleared
4 18 (2.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (1.99%) MCP
6 12 (1.84%) MCSE
7 11 (1.69%) MCSA
8 9 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 9 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.92%) ISEB
10 5 (0.77%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.61%) MCTS
11 4 (0.61%) MCITP
12 3 (0.46%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.31%) CCNP
13 2 (0.31%) PhD
14 1 (0.15%) CCIE
14 1 (0.15%) CCNA
14 1 (0.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.99%) QA
2 10 (1.53%) SLA
3 8 (1.23%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 91 (13.96%) Active Directory
2 44 (6.75%) Hyper-V
3 39 (5.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (2.91%) vSphere
5 13 (1.99%) UAG
6 11 (1.69%) XenApp
6 11 (1.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 6 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (0.77%) Platform Symphony
9 2 (0.31%) HDFS
9 2 (0.31%) vCloud
9 2 (0.31%) XenServer
10 1 (0.15%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.15%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 64 (9.82%) Opscode Chef
2 39 (5.98%) SCCM
3 38 (5.83%) Puppet
4 20 (3.07%) SCOM
5 15 (2.30%) Ansible
6 14 (2.15%) Salt
7 13 (1.99%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 13 (1.99%) Vagrant
8 12 (1.84%) Nagios
9 3 (0.46%) Foglight
9 3 (0.46%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.46%) Oozie
9 3 (0.46%) Windows Intune
9 3 (0.46%) SCSM
9 3 (0.46%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.31%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.15%) Ambari
11 1 (0.15%) WMI
Vendors
1 296 (45.40%) Microsoft
2 81 (12.42%) VMware
3 55 (8.44%) Oracle
4 31 (4.75%) Citrix
5 27 (4.14%) Cisco
6 25 (3.83%) HP
7 20 (3.07%) Red Hat
8 19 (2.91%) SAP
9 17 (2.61%) SolarWinds
10 16 (2.45%) Google
11 15 (2.30%) Rackspace
12 14 (2.15%) Akamai
13 11 (1.69%) Juniper
14 10 (1.53%) New Relic
15 9 (1.38%) Sitecore
16 7 (1.07%) JBoss
17 6 (0.92%) Dell
17 6 (0.92%) IBM
17 6 (0.92%) NetApp
18 5 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
West London
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Rate: Up to £450 per day for 6 Months, chance of extension
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedfordshire
Streamline Connections
Rate: £370 - £410 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: From £400 to £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Ealing
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West
Sanderson
Rate: £800 - £1000 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TRG
Rate: £325 - £425 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Datascope Recruitment
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 11 days ago
Warwick
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £400 - 425 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £380.00 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Hampshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 16 days ago