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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 77 222 312
Rank change year-on-year
+145 +90
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 1378 540 293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.80% 1.06% 0.61%
As % of the Cloud Services category 28.03% 16.98% 14.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 961 309 200
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 17 0
Median hourly rate £43.50 £39.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- +25.00%
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
4917 3181 2085
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.99% 6.25% 4.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3489 2088 1355
Median daily rate £465 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.72% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £390 £388
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 65 45
Median hourly rate £19.00 £35.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.71% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £40.40 £27.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.79 £25.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-36.86% +66.66%

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 29 June 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
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 29 June 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 +123 663 £469 +10.23% 176
South East +91 271 £450 +12.50% 89
West Midlands +47 115 £415 +14.48% 20
South West +44 94 £400 +26.98% 22
Yorkshire +55 67 £401 +0.12% 21
East of England +47 60 £400 -5.88% 19
North West -3 46 £428 +22.14% 31
East Midlands +43 39 £600 +64.38% 13
North East -40 16 £337 +7.84% 6
Midlands - 15 £488 - 1
Microsoft Azure
UK

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 981 (39.60%) Microsoft
2 954 (38.51%) Amazon AWS
3 716 (28.91%) Agile Software Development
4 689 (27.82%) Windows
5 674 (27.21%) .NET
6 557 (22.49%) DevOps
7 547 (22.08%) C#
8 519 (20.95%) SQL
9 513 (20.71%) Active Directory
10 502 (20.27%) SQL Server
11 494 (19.94%) Office 365
12 422 (17.04%) Linux
13 372 (15.02%) Puppet
14 370 (14.94%) PowerShell
15 349 (14.09%) Migration
16 342 (13.81%) Java
17 328 (13.24%) JavaScript
18 309 (12.47%) VMware
18 309 (12.47%) TDD
19 307 (12.39%) SharePoint
20 303 (12.23%) PaaS
21 300 (12.11%) IaaS
22 289 (11.67%) Continuous Integration
23 286 (11.55%) ASP.NET
24 283 (11.43%) Git (software)
25 281 (11.34%) MVC
26 274 (11.06%) Opscode Chef
27 257 (10.38%) Web Services
28 253 (10.21%) HTML
29 245 (9.89%) Ruby

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
1 307 (12.39%) SharePoint
2 214 (8.64%) OpenStack
3 113 (4.56%) Skype for Business
4 95 (3.84%) MS Exchange
5 88 (3.55%) IIS
6 55 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
7 54 (2.18%) Cloud Foundry
8 53 (2.14%) BizTalk Server
9 46 (1.86%) CMS
10 42 (1.70%) Confluence
11 36 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
12 35 (1.41%) Tomcat
13 34 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
13 34 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
14 33 (1.33%) Apache Spark
14 33 (1.33%) nginx
15 32 (1.29%) Apache
16 27 (1.09%) WebLogic
17 22 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
18 21 (0.85%) Mule
Applications
1 236 (9.53%) MS Excel
2 81 (3.27%) MS Office
3 22 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
3 22 (0.89%) MS Visio
4 18 (0.73%) MS Project
5 14 (0.57%) OmniGraffle
6 9 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
6 9 (0.36%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.040%) Gliffy
7 1 (0.040%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.040%) InVision
Business Applications
1 120 (4.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.40%) SDL Web 8
4 8 (0.32%) Maximo
5 7 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
7 4 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
8 2 (0.081%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.040%) BigMachines
9 1 (0.040%) Eloqua
9 1 (0.040%) OpenText Process Suite
9 1 (0.040%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.040%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.040%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.040%) Sage X3
9 1 (0.040%) Summit
9 1 (0.040%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 954 (38.51%) Amazon AWS
2 494 (19.94%) Office 365
3 303 (12.23%) PaaS
4 300 (12.11%) IaaS
5 236 (9.53%) Azure Active Directory
6 135 (5.45%) SaaS
7 123 (4.97%) Cloud Computing
8 72 (2.91%) Yammer
9 71 (2.87%) Amazon EC2
10 68 (2.75%) Google Cloud Platform
11 52 (2.10%) Heroku
12 47 (1.90%) GitHub
13 36 (1.45%) OneDrive
14 34 (1.37%) Amazon S3
15 32 (1.29%) Google App Engine
16 26 (1.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 26 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
17 13 (0.52%) Amazon SQS
18 12 (0.48%) Google Apps
19 10 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 161 (6.50%) Firewall
2 141 (5.69%) DNS
3 108 (4.36%) VPN
4 85 (3.43%) Skype
5 74 (2.99%) WAN
6 71 (2.87%) LAN
7 69 (2.79%) Network Security
8 65 (2.62%) TCP/IP
9 62 (2.50%) DHCP
10 61 (2.46%) HTTP
11 55 (2.22%) SAN
12 51 (2.06%) Internet
13 45 (1.82%) Wireless
14 43 (1.74%) SSL
15 28 (1.13%) Kerberos
15 28 (1.13%) Wi-Fi
16 24 (0.97%) LDAP
17 22 (0.89%) Intrusion Detection
18 21 (0.85%) Intranet
19 18 (0.73%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 502 (20.27%) SQL Server
2 136 (5.49%) NoSQL
3 124 (5.01%) Azure SQL Database
4 121 (4.88%) MongoDB
5 86 (3.47%) Hadoop
6 77 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
7 75 (3.03%) MySQL
8 73 (2.95%) Redis
9 72 (2.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 68 (2.75%) Big Data
11 66 (2.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 64 (2.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 61 (2.46%) Relational Database
14 58 (2.34%) Apache Cassandra
15 50 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
16 49 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
17 42 (1.70%) Power BI
18 41 (1.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 41 (1.66%) SQL Server 2012
19 39 (1.57%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 283 (11.43%) Git (software)
2 196 (7.91%) Jenkins
3 116 (4.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 109 (4.40%) Octopus Deploy
4 109 (4.40%) TeamCity
5 107 (4.32%) JIRA
6 83 (3.35%) Vagrant
7 68 (2.75%) Visual Studio
8 56 (2.26%) Maven
9 43 (1.74%) Selenium
10 41 (1.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 40 (1.61%) Subversion
12 33 (1.33%) Artifactory
12 33 (1.33%) MSBuild
13 31 (1.25%) NuGet
14 28 (1.13%) Hudson
15 27 (1.09%) JUnit
16 25 (1.01%) Travis CI
17 22 (0.89%) Ant
18 19 (0.77%) SpecFlow
General
1 232 (9.37%) Finance
2 90 (3.63%) Retail
3 65 (2.62%) Marketing
4 60 (2.42%) Banking
5 50 (2.02%) Telecoms
6 36 (1.45%) Back Office
7 28 (1.13%) Front Office
8 25 (1.01%) Advertising
8 25 (1.01%) Local Government
9 24 (0.97%) Games
10 18 (0.73%) Manufacturing
10 18 (0.73%) Publishing
11 14 (0.57%) Legal
12 12 (0.48%) German Language
13 10 (0.40%) Investment Banking
13 10 (0.40%) Spanish Language
14 9 (0.36%) Automotive
14 9 (0.36%) Billing
14 9 (0.36%) French Language
15 7 (0.28%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 635 (25.64%) Developer
2 486 (19.62%) Architect
3 265 (10.70%) DevOps Engineer
4 250 (10.09%) Consultant
5 243 (9.81%) .NET Developer
6 200 (8.07%) C# Developer
7 166 (6.70%) Cloud Architect
8 138 (5.57%) C# .NET Developer
9 132 (5.33%) Azure Engineer
10 129 (5.21%) Azure Architect
11 126 (5.09%) Solutions Architect
12 124 (5.01%) Cloud Engineer
13 122 (4.93%) Azure Developer
14 100 (4.04%) Azure Consultant
15 93 (3.75%) Infrastructure Architect
16 91 (3.67%) Senior Developer
17 90 (3.63%) Project Manager
18 87 (3.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 82 (3.31%) Analyst
20 79 (3.19%) Azure DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 674 (27.21%) .NET
2 286 (11.55%) ASP.NET
3 257 (10.38%) Web Services
4 253 (10.21%) HTML
5 218 (8.80%) CSS
6 175 (7.06%) ASP.NET MVC
7 154 (6.22%) AngularJS
8 142 (5.73%) ASP.NET Web API
9 134 (5.41%) REST
10 109 (4.40%) jQuery
11 104 (4.20%) HTML5
12 100 (4.04%) Node.js
13 94 (3.79%) .NET Framework
14 93 (3.75%) WCF
15 86 (3.47%) RabbitMQ
16 85 (3.43%) XML
17 70 (2.83%) RESTful
18 68 (2.75%) JSON
19 67 (2.70%) SOAP
20 55 (2.22%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 180 (7.27%) Data Centre
2 98 (3.96%) Public Cloud
3 81 (3.27%) Analytical Skills
4 78 (3.15%) Mobile App
5 77 (3.11%) Hybrid Cloud
6 68 (2.75%) Private Cloud
7 60 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
8 53 (2.14%) Computer Science
9 48 (1.94%) User Experience
10 35 (1.41%) Management Information System
11 33 (1.33%) PKI
12 29 (1.17%) Clustering
13 19 (0.77%) Hedge funds
14 18 (0.73%) Virtual Team
14 18 (0.73%) Visualisation
15 17 (0.69%) Data Structures
16 16 (0.65%) Blog
17 15 (0.61%) Client/Server
17 15 (0.61%) Replication
18 14 (0.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 689 (27.82%) Windows
2 422 (17.04%) Linux
3 241 (9.73%) Windows Server
4 141 (5.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 111 (4.48%) Unix
6 101 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 51 (2.06%) Windows 10
8 48 (1.94%) VMS
9 43 (1.74%) Apple iOS
10 33 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
11 30 (1.21%) Android
12 28 (1.13%) Windows 7
13 26 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 25 (1.01%) Mac OS X
15 21 (0.85%) CentOS
16 18 (0.73%) Ubuntu
17 16 (0.65%) Windows 8
18 11 (0.44%) CoreOS
18 11 (0.44%) Solaris
19 9 (0.36%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 716 (28.91%) Agile Software Development
2 557 (22.49%) DevOps
3 349 (14.09%) Migration
4 309 (12.47%) TDD
5 289 (11.67%) Continuous Integration
6 281 (11.34%) MVC
7 217 (8.76%) Scrum
8 193 (7.79%) Configuration Management
9 172 (6.94%) Software Engineering
10 170 (6.86%) Business Intelligence
10 170 (6.86%) Continuous Delivery
10 170 (6.86%) CRM
11 146 (5.89%) E-Commerce
12 142 (5.73%) BDD
13 138 (5.57%) ITIL
14 136 (5.49%) Open Source
15 117 (4.72%) High Availability
16 112 (4.52%) TOGAF
17 96 (3.88%) Stakeholder Management
18 94 (3.79%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 547 (22.08%) C#
2 519 (20.95%) SQL
3 370 (14.94%) PowerShell
4 342 (13.81%) Java
5 328 (13.24%) JavaScript
6 245 (9.89%) Ruby
7 221 (8.92%) Python
8 110 (4.44%) Perl
9 108 (4.36%) Bash Shell
10 74 (2.99%) T-SQL
11 66 (2.66%) Go
11 66 (2.66%) PHP
12 65 (2.62%) C++
13 55 (2.22%) Shell Script
14 37 (1.49%) Scala
15 32 (1.29%) C
16 28 (1.13%) VB.NET
17 21 (0.85%) VB
18 20 (0.81%) VBScript
19 16 (0.65%) R
Qualifications
1 162 (6.54%) Security Cleared
2 110 (4.44%) SC Cleared
3 91 (3.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 86 (3.47%) Degree
5 62 (2.50%) CISSP
6 61 (2.46%) MCSE
7 35 (1.41%) MCITP
8 27 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
9 24 (0.97%) MCTS
10 23 (0.93%) CCNA
11 21 (0.85%) MCSA
12 18 (0.73%) AWS Certification
13 16 (0.65%) ISEB
14 15 (0.61%) CISM
15 12 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
16 11 (0.44%) ISTQB
16 11 (0.44%) MCSD
17 10 (0.40%) CISA
18 9 (0.36%) CCNP
18 9 (0.36%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (2.46%) QA
2 39 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (1.17%) Disclosure Scotland
4 24 (0.97%) PCI DSS
5 17 (0.69%) SLA
6 9 (0.36%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.16%) COBIT
8 1 (0.040%) BS7799
8 1 (0.040%) FedRAMP
8 1 (0.040%) GCP
8 1 (0.040%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 513 (20.71%) Active Directory
2 226 (9.12%) Docker
3 198 (7.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 132 (5.33%) Hyper-V
5 73 (2.95%) vCloud
5 73 (2.95%) vSphere
6 53 (2.14%) Virtual Machines
7 33 (1.33%) VMware ESX
8 23 (0.93%) Xen
9 16 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
9 16 (0.65%) XenDesktop
10 15 (0.61%) KVM
10 15 (0.61%) XenApp
11 14 (0.57%) Ceph
12 13 (0.52%) DFS Replication
12 13 (0.52%) HDFS
12 13 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
13 11 (0.44%) XenServer
14 10 (0.40%) GlusterFS
14 10 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 372 (15.02%) Puppet
2 274 (11.06%) Opscode Chef
3 234 (9.45%) Ansible
4 141 (5.69%) SCCM
5 99 (4.00%) SCOM
6 67 (2.70%) Kubernetes
7 64 (2.58%) Terraform
8 57 (2.30%) Microsoft Intune
9 49 (1.98%) Packer
10 48 (1.94%) Uchiwa
11 46 (1.86%) logstash
12 45 (1.82%) Kibana
13 40 (1.61%) Salt
14 39 (1.57%) Graphite
15 38 (1.53%) Consul
16 37 (1.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 37 (1.49%) Grafana
16 37 (1.49%) Mesos
17 34 (1.37%) Nagios
18 19 (0.77%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 981 (39.60%) Microsoft
2 309 (12.47%) VMware
3 183 (7.39%) Google
4 172 (6.94%) Oracle
5 124 (5.01%) Cisco
6 94 (3.79%) Citrix
7 72 (2.91%) Splunk
8 57 (2.30%) Sitecore
9 56 (2.26%) SAP
10 55 (2.22%) Atlassian
11 50 (2.02%) HP
12 48 (1.94%) Red Hat
13 46 (1.86%) Rackspace
14 42 (1.70%) Dell
15 41 (1.66%) IBM
16 37 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
17 28 (1.13%) Infor
18 27 (1.09%) EMC
18 27 (1.09%) ForgeRock
19 26 (1.05%) MuleSoft
Staines, Middlesex
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Yodel
Posted: Yesterday
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £447 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 21 hours ago
Horsham, West Sussex
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £475 - £575 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Yoh
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Yoh
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £700 - £775 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £001 - £340 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Revolution Technology
Rate: From £300 to £320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago