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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 195 301 395
Rank change year-on-year
+106 +94
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 577 311 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.12% 0.63% 0.35%
As % of the Cloud Services category 18.68% 14.86% 12.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 213 110
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £271 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £582 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £17.50 -
% change year-on-year
+122.85% -
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
3089 2093 1310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 6.00% 4.24% 2.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2067 1345 920
Average daily rate £415 £400 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £376 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.31% +25.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 51 32
Average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.14% -33.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £24.00 £46.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £16.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -50.00%

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 31 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 31 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 +66 294 £441 +3.64% 96
South East +49 119 £425 +47.82% 42
East of England +30 47 £363 -1.69% 17
West Midlands +34 40 £375 -25.00% 13
South West -5 33 £325 -13.33% 25
North West -10 22 £320 -54.28% 26
Yorkshire -15 10 £400 +45.45% 6
East Midlands +5 7 £365 - 4
North East -26 2 £315 +0.80% 1
Midlands - 1 £450 -
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Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 453 (41.98%) Microsoft
2 447 (41.43%) Amazon AWS
3 373 (34.57%) Windows
4 347 (32.16%) Agile Software Development
5 331 (30.68%) .NET
6 281 (26.04%) C#
7 212 (19.65%) SQL Server
8 211 (19.56%) Active Directory
9 200 (18.54%) VMware
10 180 (16.68%) JavaScript
10 180 (16.68%) SQL
11 179 (16.59%) ASP.NET
12 174 (16.13%) MVC
13 165 (15.29%) TDD
14 159 (14.74%) HTML
15 153 (14.18%) DevOps
16 147 (13.62%) PowerShell
17 141 (13.07%) CSS
18 140 (12.97%) Office 365
19 137 (12.70%) Web Services
20 132 (12.23%) SharePoint
21 128 (11.86%) Linux
22 125 (11.58%) Migration
23 123 (11.40%) Windows Server 2008
24 122 (11.31%) Continuous Integration
24 122 (11.31%) DNS
25 114 (10.57%) Scrum
26 111 (10.29%) Java
27 107 (9.92%) VMware Infrastructure
28 106 (9.82%) jQuery

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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
1 132 (12.23%) SharePoint
2 95 (8.80%) IIS
3 79 (7.32%) MS Exchange
4 64 (5.93%) OpenStack
5 61 (5.65%) Node.js
6 54 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
7 45 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
8 40 (3.71%) Lync
9 37 (3.43%) CMS
10 30 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
10 30 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
11 28 (2.59%) BizTalk Server
12 25 (2.32%) Umbraco
13 20 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
14 18 (1.67%) NServiceBus
15 17 (1.58%) Sitecore CMS
16 12 (1.11%) Eucalyptus
16 12 (1.11%) Apache
17 11 (1.02%) Kentico
17 11 (1.02%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 93 (8.62%) MS Excel
2 31 (2.87%) MS Office
3 13 (1.20%) MS Project
4 11 (1.02%) Photoshop
4 11 (1.02%) Adobe Illustrator
5 9 (0.83%) OmniGraffle
6 3 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.28%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.19%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.19%) HipChat
8 1 (0.093%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.093%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 27 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.65%) Tridion
4 6 (0.56%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.093%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.093%) SAP APO
5 1 (0.093%) Maximo
5 1 (0.093%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 447 (41.43%) Amazon AWS
2 140 (12.97%) Office 365
3 78 (7.23%) IaaS
4 73 (6.77%) PaaS
5 41 (3.80%) SaaS
6 39 (3.61%) Cloud Computing
6 39 (3.61%) Amazon EC2
7 25 (2.32%) Azure Active Directory
8 18 (1.67%) Google Cloud Platform
8 18 (1.67%) AWS CloudFormation
9 14 (1.30%) Yammer
9 14 (1.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 9 (0.83%) Heroku
11 8 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 6 (0.56%) Amazon S3
13 5 (0.46%) Google Apps
14 4 (0.37%) SoftLayer
14 4 (0.37%) Rackspace Cloud
15 3 (0.28%) Google Analytics
15 3 (0.28%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 122 (11.31%) DNS
2 62 (5.75%) Firewall
3 61 (5.65%) DHCP
4 59 (5.47%) SAN
5 53 (4.91%) HTTP
5 53 (4.91%) TCP/IP
6 40 (3.71%) VLAN
6 40 (3.71%) Network Security
7 37 (3.43%) LAN
8 36 (3.34%) WAN
9 29 (2.69%) SSL
10 22 (2.04%) VPN
10 22 (2.04%) NAS
10 22 (2.04%) Fibre Channel
11 21 (1.95%) Internet
12 12 (1.11%) WLAN
13 11 (1.02%) ADSL
14 10 (0.93%) LDAP
14 10 (0.93%) Software-Defined Networking
15 9 (0.83%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 212 (19.65%) SQL Server
2 78 (7.23%) MongoDB
3 51 (4.73%) NoSQL
4 32 (2.97%) SQL Server 2012
5 31 (2.87%) SQL Server 2008
6 29 (2.69%) MySQL
7 27 (2.50%) Big Data
8 26 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
9 24 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
10 22 (2.04%) CouchDB
10 22 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
11 20 (1.85%) Azure SQL Database
12 18 (1.67%) Hadoop
12 18 (1.67%) Oracle Database
13 15 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 14 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 12 (1.11%) Relational Database
15 12 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
16 10 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
17 8 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 95 (8.80%) Git (software)
2 70 (6.49%) Jenkins
3 45 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 41 (3.80%) Subversion
5 32 (2.97%) Mercurial
6 31 (2.87%) Visual Studio
7 25 (2.32%) JIRA
8 24 (2.22%) Grunt
8 24 (2.22%) gulp
9 23 (2.13%) Jasmine
10 18 (1.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 17 (1.58%) Octopus Deploy
12 16 (1.48%) Selenium
12 16 (1.48%) Maven
13 15 (1.39%) Mocha
13 15 (1.39%) QUnit
14 14 (1.30%) Bower
14 14 (1.30%) webpack
14 14 (1.30%) TeamCity
14 14 (1.30%) NUnit
General
1 54 (5.00%) Finance
2 47 (4.36%) Retail
3 41 (3.80%) Games
4 28 (2.59%) Banking
5 17 (1.58%) Telecoms
6 15 (1.39%) Back Office
7 9 (0.83%) French Language
8 8 (0.74%) Local Government
8 8 (0.74%) Marketing
8 8 (0.74%) Publishing
9 7 (0.65%) Advertising
9 7 (0.65%) Law
9 7 (0.65%) Spanish Language
9 7 (0.65%) German Language
9 7 (0.65%) Italian Language
10 5 (0.46%) Multimedia
11 4 (0.37%) Billing
11 4 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.37%) Front Office
12 3 (0.28%) Legal
Job Titles
1 324 (30.03%) Developer
2 241 (22.34%) Architect
3 144 (13.35%) .NET Developer
4 99 (9.18%) Consultant
5 91 (8.43%) Solutions Architect
6 71 (6.58%) Cloud Architect
7 47 (4.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 46 (4.26%) Analyst
8 46 (4.26%) DevOps Engineer
9 43 (3.99%) C# Developer
10 39 (3.61%) Web Developer
11 38 (3.52%) Project Manager
12 34 (3.15%) Senior Developer
13 31 (2.87%) C# .NET Developer
14 30 (2.78%) Web Engineer
14 30 (2.78%) Technical Architect
15 27 (2.50%) Server Engineer
16 26 (2.41%) ASP.NET Developer
17 25 (2.32%) Administrator
18 24 (2.22%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 331 (30.68%) .NET
2 179 (16.59%) ASP.NET
3 159 (14.74%) HTML
4 141 (13.07%) CSS
5 137 (12.70%) Web Services
6 106 (9.82%) jQuery
7 105 (9.73%) ASP.NET Web API
8 103 (9.55%) ASP.NET MVC
9 99 (9.18%) AngularJS
10 89 (8.25%) HTML5
11 77 (7.14%) CSS3
11 77 (7.14%) .NET Framework
12 75 (6.95%) WCF
13 56 (5.19%) Entity Framework
14 49 (4.54%) REST
15 40 (3.71%) React
16 39 (3.61%) XML
17 36 (3.34%) KnockoutJS
18 33 (3.06%) LINQ
19 31 (2.87%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 91 (8.43%) Data Centre
2 60 (5.56%) User Experience
3 46 (4.26%) Mobile App
4 36 (3.34%) Public Cloud
5 35 (3.24%) PKI
6 30 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
7 28 (2.59%) Private Cloud
8 23 (2.13%) Replication
9 20 (1.85%) Clustering
10 19 (1.76%) Online Games
11 17 (1.58%) Streaming Video
11 17 (1.58%) Hybrid Cloud
11 17 (1.58%) iPad
12 14 (1.30%) Grid Computing
13 13 (1.20%) iPhone
14 12 (1.11%) Social Media
14 12 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
15 11 (1.02%) Management Information System
16 10 (0.93%) Computer Science
16 10 (0.93%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 373 (34.57%) Windows
2 128 (11.86%) Linux
3 123 (11.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 104 (9.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 58 (5.38%) UNIX
6 51 (4.73%) Windows Server 2003
7 35 (3.24%) Apple iOS
8 29 (2.69%) Android
9 24 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (1.30%) Mac OS X
11 13 (1.20%) Windows 7
12 10 (0.93%) Windows 8
13 9 (0.83%) Windows Phone
14 6 (0.56%) Data ONTAP
14 6 (0.56%) CentOS
15 5 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
15 5 (0.46%) Windows XP
15 5 (0.46%) VMS
16 3 (0.28%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.19%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 347 (32.16%) Agile Software Development
2 174 (16.13%) MVC
3 165 (15.29%) TDD
4 153 (14.18%) DevOps
5 125 (11.58%) Migration
6 122 (11.31%) Continuous Integration
7 114 (10.57%) Scrum
8 87 (8.06%) Configuration Management
9 76 (7.04%) E-Commerce
10 67 (6.21%) Open Source
11 60 (5.56%) Continuous Delivery
12 55 (5.10%) ITIL
13 54 (5.00%) SOA
14 51 (4.73%) Unit Testing
15 50 (4.63%) BDD
16 49 (4.54%) Business Intelligence
16 49 (4.54%) CRM
17 48 (4.45%) Load Balancing
18 42 (3.89%) Stakeholder Management
19 41 (3.80%) OO
Programming Languages
1 281 (26.04%) C#
2 180 (16.68%) JavaScript
2 180 (16.68%) SQL
3 147 (13.62%) PowerShell
4 111 (10.29%) Java
5 87 (8.06%) Ruby
6 84 (7.78%) Python
7 28 (2.59%) Go
8 26 (2.41%) Bash Shell
9 25 (2.32%) Scala
10 22 (2.04%) TypeScript
10 22 (2.04%) PHP
11 20 (1.85%) Shell Script
12 17 (1.58%) T-SQL
13 15 (1.39%) Perl
14 11 (1.02%) ECMAScript
14 11 (1.02%) Dart
15 10 (0.93%) VBScript
16 9 (0.83%) VB
16 9 (0.83%) R
Qualifications
1 44 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (3.24%) Security Cleared
3 30 (2.78%) MCSE
4 27 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (1.85%) CCNA
5 20 (1.85%) MCITP
6 19 (1.76%) SC Cleared
7 17 (1.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 15 (1.39%) Degree
9 13 (1.20%) CCNP
10 12 (1.11%) Citrix Certification
11 11 (1.02%) MCP
12 9 (0.83%) MCSA
13 8 (0.74%) CCEE
14 7 (0.65%) CISSP
14 7 (0.65%) CISM
15 6 (0.56%) IBM Certification
15 6 (0.56%) DV Cleared
15 6 (0.56%) CCEA
15 6 (0.56%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.30%) QA
2 12 (1.11%) PCI DSS
3 9 (0.83%) SLA
4 4 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.28%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.093%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 211 (19.56%) Active Directory
2 107 (9.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (6.86%) Hyper-V
4 38 (3.52%) vSphere
5 27 (2.50%) vCloud
6 21 (1.95%) VMware ESX
7 20 (1.85%) XenApp
8 14 (1.30%) Docker
9 8 (0.74%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.56%) SRDF
10 6 (0.56%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 6 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (0.56%) NFS
10 6 (0.56%) VMware Server
11 4 (0.37%) HDFS
12 3 (0.28%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (0.28%) XenServer
13 2 (0.19%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.19%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.19%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 106 (9.82%) Puppet
2 97 (8.99%) Opscode Chef
3 49 (4.54%) Ansible
4 46 (4.26%) Salt
5 40 (3.71%) SCCM
6 30 (2.78%) SCOM
7 24 (2.22%) Vagrant
7 24 (2.22%) Nagios
8 14 (1.30%) vMotion
9 13 (1.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 10 (0.93%) Icinga
11 9 (0.83%) WSUS
12 8 (0.74%) SCOrch
13 7 (0.65%) Tivoli
13 7 (0.65%) Windows Intune
14 6 (0.56%) NetBackup
14 6 (0.56%) Unicenter
14 6 (0.56%) EMC VPLEX
14 6 (0.56%) SnapMirror
14 6 (0.56%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 453 (41.98%) Microsoft
2 200 (18.54%) VMware
3 60 (5.56%) Cisco
4 55 (5.10%) Oracle
5 49 (4.54%) Citrix
6 45 (4.17%) Google
7 40 (3.71%) HP
8 36 (3.34%) NetApp
9 28 (2.59%) Red Hat
10 24 (2.22%) Rackspace
11 21 (1.95%) Sitecore
11 21 (1.95%) SolarWinds
12 18 (1.67%) IBM
13 17 (1.58%) SAP
13 17 (1.58%) Dell
13 17 (1.58%) New Relic
14 15 (1.39%) EMC
14 15 (1.39%) Juniper
15 13 (1.20%) Barracuda Networks
15 13 (1.20%) Splunk
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