The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category for the England region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 292 395 481
Rank change year-on-year
+103 +86
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 309 164 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.63% 0.35% 0.15%
As % of the Cloud Services category 18.39% 14.73% 12.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 110 42
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - £13.50
Cloud Services Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
1680 1113 657
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.41% 2.39% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1074 767 416
Average daily rate £413 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £125 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 31 5
Average hourly rate £17.00 £31.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.16% +129.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £13.71 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £50.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £32.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-48.43% +137.03%
Microsoft Azure
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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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +106 184 £425 +6.25% 50
South East -22 55 £288 -25.80% 30
South West -4 32 £375 -21.05% 11
East of England -28 16 £363 +26.08% 14
West Midlands -6 8 £500 +33.33% 3
North West +3 7 £525 +75.00% 18
Yorkshire +4 2 £275 -21.42% 4
East Midlands -7 2 - - 2
North East - 2 £313 - 2
Microsoft Azure
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Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 287 (52.76%) .NET
2 266 (48.90%) Windows
3 258 (47.43%) C#
4 240 (44.12%) Microsoft
5 200 (36.76%) SQL Server
6 198 (36.40%) ASP.NET
7 143 (26.29%) MVC
8 135 (24.82%) SQL
9 120 (22.06%) Agile Software Development
10 110 (20.22%) JavaScript
10 110 (20.22%) Web Services
11 99 (18.20%) HTML
12 96 (17.65%) WCF
13 94 (17.28%) TDD
14 92 (16.91%) Team Foundation Server
15 90 (16.54%) Scrum
16 87 (15.99%) CSS
17 86 (15.81%) ASP.NET MVC
18 81 (14.89%) .NET Framework
19 79 (14.52%) Amazon AWS
20 69 (12.68%) XML
21 68 (12.50%) Office 365
22 67 (12.32%) IIS
22 67 (12.32%) SQL Server 2008
23 66 (12.13%) MS Excel
24 63 (11.58%) Active Directory
24 63 (11.58%) SOA
25 62 (11.40%) VMware
25 62 (11.40%) DevOps
26 60 (11.03%) SharePoint

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 67 (12.32%) IIS
2 60 (11.03%) SharePoint
3 39 (7.17%) BizTalk Server
4 36 (6.62%) MS Exchange
5 31 (5.70%) SharePoint 2013
6 26 (4.78%) Node.js
7 18 (3.31%) OpenStack
8 14 (2.57%) Lync
9 13 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2010
9 13 (2.39%) nginx
10 12 (2.21%) SharePoint 2010
11 11 (2.02%) CMS
12 9 (1.65%) Confluence
13 8 (1.47%) Apache
14 6 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2003
15 4 (0.74%) Office Communications Server
15 4 (0.74%) GlassFish
15 4 (0.74%) Sitefinity
16 3 (0.55%) NServiceBus
16 3 (0.55%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 66 (12.13%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.29%) MS Office
3 3 (0.55%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.37%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.37%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.18%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 20 (3.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.74%) WebTrends
3 3 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 79 (14.52%) Amazon AWS
2 68 (12.50%) Office 365
3 55 (10.11%) PaaS
4 34 (6.25%) IaaS
5 26 (4.78%) SaaS
6 19 (3.49%) Cloud Computing
7 16 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.74%) Heroku
9 3 (0.55%) Jelastic
9 3 (0.55%) IBM SmartCloud
10 2 (0.37%) Rackspace Cloud
11 1 (0.18%) Google Compute Engine
11 1 (0.18%) Gitorious
11 1 (0.18%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.18%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 43 (7.90%) DNS
2 32 (5.88%) HTTP
3 27 (4.96%) DHCP
4 26 (4.78%) Firewall
5 22 (4.04%) Internet
6 16 (2.94%) SSL
7 15 (2.76%) SAN
7 15 (2.76%) Wi-Fi
8 14 (2.57%) VPN
9 12 (2.21%) VLAN
10 10 (1.84%) LAN
11 9 (1.65%) WAN
12 8 (1.47%) MPLS
13 7 (1.29%) VoIP
13 7 (1.29%) SNMP
13 7 (1.29%) TCP/IP
14 6 (1.10%) Wireshark
14 6 (1.10%) NAS
15 5 (0.92%) Network Security
16 4 (0.74%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 200 (36.76%) SQL Server
2 67 (12.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 37 (6.80%) Azure SQL Database
4 35 (6.43%) SQL Server 2005
5 34 (6.25%) NoSQL
6 28 (5.15%) Hadoop
7 19 (3.49%) SQL Server 2012
8 17 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 16 (2.94%) Big Data
10 15 (2.76%) Amazon RDS
11 14 (2.57%) MongoDB
11 14 (2.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 13 (2.39%) Relational Database
13 11 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
14 10 (1.84%) RavenDB
15 9 (1.65%) RDBMS
16 8 (1.47%) Couchbase
17 7 (1.29%) Oracle Database
17 7 (1.29%) Apache Cassandra
18 6 (1.10%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 92 (16.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 60 (11.03%) Visual Studio
3 51 (9.38%) Git (software)
4 32 (5.88%) TeamCity
5 20 (3.68%) Subversion
6 19 (3.49%) Jenkins
7 16 (2.94%) NUnit
8 14 (2.57%) JIRA
9 11 (2.02%) Selenium
9 11 (2.02%) SpecFlow
10 9 (1.65%) Jasmine
11 8 (1.47%) MSBuild
11 8 (1.47%) Artifactory
12 6 (1.10%) MSTest
13 5 (0.92%) Bugzilla
13 5 (0.92%) Octopus Deploy
14 4 (0.74%) Fiddler
14 4 (0.74%) JSUnit
14 4 (0.74%) WebDriver
14 4 (0.74%) Calabash
General
1 28 (5.15%) Finance
2 16 (2.94%) Back Office
3 15 (2.76%) Marketing
4 13 (2.39%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.29%) Publishing
6 6 (1.10%) Banking
6 6 (1.10%) Retail
7 5 (0.92%) Advertising
8 4 (0.74%) Billing
9 3 (0.55%) Mandarin Language
9 3 (0.55%) Legal
9 3 (0.55%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.55%) Electronics
9 3 (0.55%) Games
9 3 (0.55%) Japanese Language
9 3 (0.55%) Korean Language
10 2 (0.37%) Front Office
11 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.18%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.18%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 254 (46.69%) Developer
2 103 (18.93%) .NET Developer
3 65 (11.95%) C# Developer
4 62 (11.40%) Architect
5 49 (9.01%) Senior Developer
6 47 (8.64%) Consultant
7 37 (6.80%) DevOps Engineer
8 34 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
9 31 (5.70%) BizTalk Developer
10 26 (4.78%) Web Developer
11 25 (4.60%) ASP.NET Developer
11 25 (4.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 25 (4.60%) Senior .NET Developer
12 24 (4.41%) Analyst
13 17 (3.13%) Software Engineer
14 14 (2.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 13 (2.39%) SharePoint Developer
15 13 (2.39%) Solutions Architect
16 12 (2.21%) Technical Architect
16 12 (2.21%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 287 (52.76%) .NET
2 198 (36.40%) ASP.NET
3 110 (20.22%) Web Services
4 99 (18.20%) HTML
5 96 (17.65%) WCF
6 87 (15.99%) CSS
7 86 (15.81%) ASP.NET MVC
8 81 (14.89%) .NET Framework
9 69 (12.68%) XML
10 59 (10.85%) jQuery
11 52 (9.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 50 (9.19%) HTML5
13 37 (6.80%) REST
14 31 (5.70%) AngularJS
15 30 (5.51%) KnockoutJS
15 30 (5.51%) LINQ
16 29 (5.33%) RabbitMQ
17 28 (5.15%) Ajax
17 28 (5.15%) ASP.NET Web API
18 27 (4.96%) AppFabric
Miscellaneous
1 22 (4.04%) Open Source
2 18 (3.31%) CMDB
3 16 (2.94%) GIS
4 12 (2.21%) PKI
4 12 (2.21%) Computer Science
5 11 (2.02%) Mobile App
5 11 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (1.84%) Video on Demand
7 9 (1.65%) Clustering
8 6 (1.10%) Data Protection Act
8 6 (1.10%) Wiki
9 4 (0.74%) Digital Media
9 4 (0.74%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.74%) Replication
10 3 (0.55%) DTV
10 3 (0.55%) NHS
10 3 (0.55%) Freedom of Information
11 2 (0.37%) IPTV
11 2 (0.37%) Social Media
12 1 (0.18%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 266 (48.90%) Windows
2 54 (9.93%) Linux
3 46 (8.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 42 (7.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (2.94%) Windows 8
7 14 (2.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (2.39%) Ubuntu
9 12 (2.21%) Windows Phone 8
9 12 (2.21%) Windows Phone
10 10 (1.84%) Android
11 8 (1.47%) Windows 7
12 6 (1.10%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.92%) UNIX
13 5 (0.92%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (26.29%) MVC
2 120 (22.06%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (17.28%) TDD
4 90 (16.54%) Scrum
5 63 (11.58%) SOA
6 62 (11.40%) DevOps
7 47 (8.64%) Configuration Management
8 39 (7.17%) Unit Testing
9 35 (6.43%) ITIL
10 34 (6.25%) Project Management
11 31 (5.70%) Workflow
11 31 (5.70%) Web Development
12 30 (5.51%) Software Engineering
13 29 (5.33%) Continuous Integration
14 28 (5.15%) E-Commerce
15 27 (4.96%) BDD
16 26 (4.78%) MVVM
16 26 (4.78%) Service Delivery
16 26 (4.78%) Migration
17 21 (3.86%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 258 (47.43%) C#
2 135 (24.82%) SQL
3 110 (20.22%) JavaScript
4 48 (8.82%) PowerShell
5 41 (7.54%) Ruby
6 30 (5.51%) Java
7 24 (4.41%) Python
8 20 (3.68%) VB
9 17 (3.13%) T-SQL
10 16 (2.94%) PL/SQL
11 10 (1.84%) PHP
11 10 (1.84%) C
11 10 (1.84%) VB.NET
11 10 (1.84%) XAML
12 7 (1.29%) Perl
12 7 (1.29%) VB6
13 6 (1.10%) C++
14 5 (0.92%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.92%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.74%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (5.51%) Security Cleared
2 26 (4.78%) SC Cleared
3 23 (4.23%) Degree
4 16 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (2.39%) MCP
6 11 (2.02%) MCSE
6 11 (2.02%) MCSA
7 9 (1.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 9 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (1.10%) ISEB
9 4 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.55%) MCTS
10 3 (0.55%) MCITP
10 3 (0.55%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.55%) CCNA
11 2 (0.37%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.37%) PhD
12 1 (0.18%) CCIE
12 1 (0.18%) CCNP
12 1 (0.18%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.02%) QA
2 7 (1.29%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.10%) SLA
4 2 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 63 (11.58%) Active Directory
2 32 (5.88%) Hyper-V
3 30 (5.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (2.94%) vSphere
5 12 (2.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 10 (1.84%) UAG
7 7 (1.29%) XenApp
8 5 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.37%) Varnish
9 2 (0.37%) vCloud
10 1 (0.18%) XenServer
10 1 (0.18%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.18%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.18%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 51 (9.38%) Opscode Chef
2 31 (5.70%) Puppet
3 23 (4.23%) SCCM
4 11 (2.02%) Ansible
5 10 (1.84%) Salt
6 9 (1.65%) Nagios
6 9 (1.65%) Vagrant
7 7 (1.29%) Capistrano
7 7 (1.29%) HAProxy
8 5 (0.92%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 4 (0.74%) SCOM
10 3 (0.55%) Foglight
11 2 (0.37%) WSUS
12 1 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
12 1 (0.18%) WMI
12 1 (0.18%) SCVMM
12 1 (0.18%) OpenView
12 1 (0.18%) collectd
12 1 (0.18%) Opsview
12 1 (0.18%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 240 (44.12%) Microsoft
2 62 (11.40%) VMware
3 34 (6.25%) Oracle
4 26 (4.78%) Citrix
5 20 (3.68%) HP
5 20 (3.68%) Cisco
6 17 (3.13%) SAP
7 16 (2.94%) Red Hat
8 15 (2.76%) Google
8 15 (2.76%) SolarWinds
9 13 (2.39%) Rackspace
10 12 (2.21%) Akamai
11 11 (2.02%) Telerik
12 6 (1.10%) JBoss
12 6 (1.10%) Splunk
12 6 (1.10%) New Relic
13 5 (0.92%) DevExpress
13 5 (0.92%) EMC
13 5 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
14 4 (0.74%) Atlassian
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