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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 58 187 295
Rank change year-on-year
+129 +108
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 1825 672 380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.69% 1.28% 0.72%
As % of the Cloud Services category 31.35% 20.41% 15.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1260 448 260
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £305 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £594 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £411
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.85 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.41% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £30.19 -
% change year-on-year
+15.93% -
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
5822 3292 2426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 11.76% 6.25% 4.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4000 2211 1563
Median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £590 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £405 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 55 49
Median hourly rate £19.92 £23.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.39% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £37.09 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-29.00% +25.00%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Microsoft Azure as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 September 2016.

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 30 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure within the England region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +130 850 £475 +5.55% 176
South East +79 380 £450 +9.09% 98
West Midlands +62 191 £408 +6.53% 26
South West +63 91 £438 +16.66% 33
North West +72 88 £438 +8.02% 41
Yorkshire +76 86 £425 +17.24% 22
East of England +15 70 £388 -4.32% 25
East Midlands +12 40 £400 +14.28% 7
North East -3 28 £350 -8.19% 8
Midlands +3 7 £500 +11.11% 1
Microsoft Azure
UK

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 1302 (40.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1192 (37.24%) Microsoft
3 964 (30.12%) Agile Software Development
4 865 (27.02%) Windows
5 861 (26.90%) .NET
6 723 (22.59%) DevOps
7 694 (21.68%) C#
8 666 (20.81%) Active Directory
9 646 (20.18%) Office 365
10 596 (18.62%) SQL
11 587 (18.34%) SQL Server
12 518 (16.18%) JavaScript
13 487 (15.21%) Migration
14 477 (14.90%) PowerShell
15 447 (13.96%) Linux
16 439 (13.71%) TDD
17 429 (13.40%) Java
18 389 (12.15%) VMware
19 388 (12.12%) IaaS
20 384 (12.00%) ASP.NET
21 380 (11.87%) MVC
22 375 (11.72%) SharePoint
23 373 (11.65%) PaaS
24 372 (11.62%) Puppet
25 361 (11.28%) Scrum
26 359 (11.22%) HTML
27 342 (10.68%) Web Services
28 336 (10.50%) CSS
29 332 (10.37%) Windows Server
30 327 (10.22%) Continuous Integration

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 375 (11.72%) SharePoint
2 161 (5.03%) Skype for Business
3 147 (4.59%) OpenStack
4 133 (4.15%) IIS
5 130 (4.06%) MS Exchange
6 126 (3.94%) Elasticsearch
7 79 (2.47%) BizTalk Server
7 79 (2.47%) CMS
8 75 (2.34%) Confluence
9 74 (2.31%) Tomcat
10 58 (1.81%) Apache
11 57 (1.78%) SharePoint 2013
12 56 (1.75%) Cloud Foundry
13 55 (1.72%) Apache Spark
14 54 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
15 53 (1.66%) SharePoint 2010
16 48 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2010
17 31 (0.97%) nginx
18 28 (0.87%) Apache Pig
18 28 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 313 (9.78%) MS Excel
2 92 (2.87%) MS Office
3 15 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (0.34%) MS Project
5 9 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
5 9 (0.28%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
5 9 (0.28%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.19%) InfoPath
7 5 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.031%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 130 (4.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 53 (1.66%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
4 9 (0.28%) SDL Web 8
5 7 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 6 (0.19%) Maximo
7 5 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
8 4 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
9 2 (0.062%) assyst
10 1 (0.031%) BusinessWorks
10 1 (0.031%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.031%) Eloqua
10 1 (0.031%) OpenText Process Suite
10 1 (0.031%) Oracle EBS
10 1 (0.031%) Oracle Payables
10 1 (0.031%) Sage X3
10 1 (0.031%) SAP HR
10 1 (0.031%) Sprinklr
10 1 (0.031%) Summit
10 1 (0.031%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 1302 (40.67%) Amazon AWS
2 646 (20.18%) Office 365
3 388 (12.12%) IaaS
4 373 (11.65%) PaaS
5 282 (8.81%) Azure Active Directory
6 190 (5.94%) SaaS
7 134 (4.19%) Cloud Computing
8 115 (3.59%) GitHub
9 109 (3.41%) Yammer
10 105 (3.28%) Amazon EC2
11 80 (2.50%) Google Cloud Platform
12 63 (1.97%) OneDrive
13 54 (1.69%) AWS CloudFormation
14 37 (1.16%) Amazon S3
15 35 (1.09%) OpenShift
16 33 (1.03%) Heroku
17 27 (0.84%) Google App Engine
18 22 (0.69%) Google Apps
19 21 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 20 (0.62%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 206 (6.44%) Firewall
2 182 (5.69%) DNS
3 127 (3.97%) Skype
4 115 (3.59%) VPN
5 102 (3.19%) WAN
6 96 (3.00%) LAN
7 81 (2.53%) HTTP
8 79 (2.47%) Network Security
9 76 (2.37%) DHCP
10 68 (2.12%) TCP/IP
11 66 (2.06%) SAN
12 61 (1.91%) Wireless
13 60 (1.87%) Internet
14 59 (1.84%) Kerberos
15 36 (1.12%) LDAP
16 35 (1.09%) SSL
17 32 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
18 30 (0.94%) MQTT
19 25 (0.78%) Intranet
19 25 (0.78%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 587 (18.34%) SQL Server
2 172 (5.37%) NoSQL
3 165 (5.15%) MongoDB
4 137 (4.28%) Hadoop
5 111 (3.47%) Azure SQL Database
5 111 (3.47%) Big Data
6 110 (3.44%) MySQL
7 86 (2.69%) Data Warehouse
8 80 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 76 (2.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 68 (2.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 68 (2.12%) Power BI
11 63 (1.97%) Relational Database
12 61 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
13 59 (1.84%) Couchbase
14 56 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
15 48 (1.50%) Apache Cassandra
16 47 (1.47%) Amazon RDS
17 46 (1.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 44 (1.37%) Redis
Development Applications
1 317 (9.90%) Git (software)
2 286 (8.93%) Jenkins
3 173 (5.40%) Team Foundation Server
4 160 (5.00%) Octopus Deploy
4 160 (5.00%) TeamCity
5 148 (4.62%) Visual Studio
6 134 (4.19%) JIRA
7 86 (2.69%) Maven
8 72 (2.25%) Selenium
9 71 (2.22%) JUnit
10 59 (1.84%) Cucumber
10 59 (1.84%) Vagrant
11 50 (1.56%) Subversion
12 40 (1.25%) Mockito
13 38 (1.19%) Visual Studio Team System
14 37 (1.16%) Spock
15 35 (1.09%) NUnit
16 33 (1.03%) SonarQube
17 30 (0.94%) Artifactory
18 29 (0.91%) SpecFlow
General
1 267 (8.34%) Finance
2 149 (4.65%) Retail
3 74 (2.31%) Banking
4 59 (1.84%) Telecoms
5 57 (1.78%) Marketing
6 53 (1.66%) Advertising
6 53 (1.66%) Publishing
7 40 (1.25%) Legal
8 35 (1.09%) Back Office
9 29 (0.91%) Manufacturing
10 20 (0.62%) Games
11 18 (0.56%) Financial Institution
12 17 (0.53%) Billing
13 13 (0.41%) Front Office
14 12 (0.37%) Spanish Language
15 11 (0.34%) Investment Banking
16 8 (0.25%) Automotive
16 8 (0.25%) Law
16 8 (0.25%) Local Government
17 6 (0.19%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 825 (25.77%) Developer
2 689 (21.52%) Architect
3 313 (9.78%) DevOps Engineer
4 297 (9.28%) Consultant
5 295 (9.22%) .NET Developer
6 233 (7.28%) Cloud Architect
7 214 (6.69%) C# Developer
8 192 (6.00%) Azure Architect
9 168 (5.25%) Solutions Architect
10 155 (4.84%) Azure Engineer
11 149 (4.65%) C# .NET Developer
12 146 (4.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 141 (4.40%) Azure Developer
14 133 (4.15%) Cloud Engineer
15 131 (4.09%) Azure Consultant
16 128 (4.00%) Java Developer
17 124 (3.87%) Senior Developer
18 115 (3.59%) Project Manager
19 109 (3.41%) Infrastructure Architect
20 107 (3.34%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 861 (26.90%) .NET
2 384 (12.00%) ASP.NET
3 359 (11.22%) HTML
4 342 (10.68%) Web Services
5 336 (10.50%) CSS
6 287 (8.97%) AngularJS
7 246 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
8 214 (6.69%) ASP.NET Web API
9 187 (5.84%) REST
10 173 (5.40%) .NET Framework
11 165 (5.15%) jQuery
12 164 (5.12%) JSON
13 145 (4.53%) RESTful
14 136 (4.25%) HTML5
15 123 (3.84%) Node.js
16 116 (3.62%) SOAP
16 116 (3.62%) WCF
17 105 (3.28%) RabbitMQ
18 102 (3.19%) XML
19 94 (2.94%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 219 (6.84%) Data Centre
2 203 (6.34%) Public Cloud
3 123 (3.84%) Analytical Skills
4 112 (3.50%) Hybrid Cloud
5 101 (3.16%) Mobile App
6 91 (2.84%) User Experience
7 81 (2.53%) Private Cloud
8 64 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
9 59 (1.84%) Computer Science
10 41 (1.28%) Management Information System
11 39 (1.22%) PKI
12 34 (1.06%) Digital Media
12 34 (1.06%) Visualisation
13 30 (0.94%) Replication
14 29 (0.91%) Clustering
15 27 (0.84%) Blog
16 26 (0.81%) Video on Demand
17 21 (0.66%) Algorithms
17 21 (0.66%) BYOD
18 19 (0.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 865 (27.02%) Windows
2 447 (13.96%) Linux
3 332 (10.37%) Windows Server
4 194 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 143 (4.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 97 (3.03%) Unix
7 77 (2.41%) Windows 10
8 75 (2.34%) Apple iOS
9 66 (2.06%) Android
10 49 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 46 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
12 45 (1.41%) Mac OS X
13 39 (1.22%) Ubuntu
14 37 (1.16%) Windows 7
15 34 (1.06%) CentOS
16 25 (0.78%) VMS
17 22 (0.69%) Windows 8
18 12 (0.37%) SUSE
19 7 (0.22%) Solaris
20 6 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 964 (30.12%) Agile Software Development
2 723 (22.59%) DevOps
3 487 (15.21%) Migration
4 439 (13.71%) TDD
5 380 (11.87%) MVC
6 361 (11.28%) Scrum
7 327 (10.22%) Continuous Integration
8 214 (6.69%) BDD
9 210 (6.56%) E-Commerce
10 207 (6.47%) High Availability
11 205 (6.40%) Business Intelligence
12 200 (6.25%) ITIL
13 199 (6.22%) Configuration Management
14 193 (6.03%) CRM
15 190 (5.94%) Open Source
16 189 (5.90%) Microservices
17 177 (5.53%) Continuous Delivery
18 156 (4.87%) TOGAF
19 154 (4.81%) Kanban
20 141 (4.40%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 694 (21.68%) C#
2 596 (18.62%) SQL
3 518 (16.18%) JavaScript
4 477 (14.90%) PowerShell
5 429 (13.40%) Java
6 243 (7.59%) Python
7 206 (6.44%) Ruby
8 107 (3.34%) T-SQL
9 88 (2.75%) Bash Shell
10 87 (2.72%) PHP
11 86 (2.69%) Perl
12 69 (2.16%) Scala
13 66 (2.06%) C
14 53 (1.66%) Go
15 52 (1.62%) C++
16 40 (1.25%) TypeScript
17 35 (1.09%) Shell Script
18 29 (0.91%) R
19 28 (0.87%) VBScript
20 25 (0.78%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 213 (6.65%) Security Cleared
2 164 (5.12%) SC Cleared
3 103 (3.22%) Degree
4 95 (2.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 74 (2.31%) CISSP
6 64 (2.00%) MCSE
7 41 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
8 32 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
9 28 (0.87%) CCNA
10 27 (0.84%) MCSA
11 23 (0.72%) MCITP
12 20 (0.62%) AWS Certification
13 18 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
14 17 (0.53%) CCNP
14 17 (0.53%) MCP
15 16 (0.50%) CISM
16 15 (0.47%) ISEB
17 14 (0.44%) MCSD
17 14 (0.44%) PMI Certification
17 14 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (2.72%) QA
2 48 (1.50%) Disclosure Scotland
3 36 (1.12%) SLA
4 29 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 26 (0.81%) PCI DSS
6 14 (0.44%) GCP
7 13 (0.41%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.16%) COBIT
9 2 (0.062%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.062%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.062%) WCAG
10 1 (0.031%) BS7799
10 1 (0.031%) FISMA
10 1 (0.031%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.031%) WAI
System Software
1 666 (20.81%) Active Directory
2 251 (7.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 236 (7.37%) Docker
4 175 (5.47%) Hyper-V
5 88 (2.75%) Virtual Machines
6 80 (2.50%) vCloud
7 60 (1.87%) vSphere
8 52 (1.62%) XenApp
9 36 (1.12%) VMware ESX
10 27 (0.84%) XenDesktop
11 26 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
12 22 (0.69%) KVM
13 21 (0.66%) DFS Replication
14 20 (0.62%) HDFS
15 17 (0.53%) Apache Flume
16 14 (0.44%) Xen
17 10 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 10 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
17 10 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
18 9 (0.28%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 372 (11.62%) Puppet
2 320 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
3 245 (7.65%) Ansible
4 155 (4.84%) SCCM
5 123 (3.84%) SCOM
6 70 (2.19%) Terraform
7 57 (1.78%) Microsoft Intune
8 47 (1.47%) Kubernetes
9 38 (1.19%) Kibana
10 34 (1.06%) logstash
11 26 (0.81%) Mesos
11 26 (0.81%) Nagios
12 24 (0.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 21 (0.66%) Salt
14 18 (0.56%) Ambari
15 17 (0.53%) Packer
16 16 (0.50%) Hadoop YARN
17 15 (0.47%) Graphite
18 14 (0.44%) WSUS
19 13 (0.41%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 1192 (37.24%) Microsoft
2 389 (12.15%) VMware
3 188 (5.87%) Google
4 181 (5.65%) Oracle
5 157 (4.90%) Cisco
6 126 (3.94%) Citrix
7 81 (2.53%) Red Hat
8 70 (2.19%) SAP
8 70 (2.19%) Sitecore
9 59 (1.84%) Rackspace
10 58 (1.81%) HP
11 54 (1.69%) Splunk
12 48 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
13 45 (1.41%) IBM
14 43 (1.34%) NetApp
15 41 (1.28%) Dell
16 37 (1.16%) Xamarin
17 36 (1.12%) Infor
18 32 (1.00%) SaltStack
19 31 (0.97%) Atlassian
East London
Coded People
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £340 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
East Riding
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £351 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Revolution Technology
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £370 per day + £370 / Day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + negotiable
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £350.00 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
First Point
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £700 per week
Posted: 3 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + Flexible working
Posted: 3 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Affinity Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £340 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
The Rank Group plc
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £1 per annum + Competative Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Spring Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £575.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Egham, Surrey
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
JM
Posted: 2 days ago