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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 346 352 501
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +149
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 240 180 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.46% 0.41% 0.11%
As % of the Cloud Services category 16.54% 21.20% 9.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 120 35
Average daily rate £410 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £270 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £15.00
Cloud Services Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
1451 849 685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.77% 1.93% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 908 553 458
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 14 17
Average hourly rate £16.26 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.38% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.14 £12.15 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.05 £31.65 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £15.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -38.00%
Microsoft Azure
UK

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London +17 128 £425 +6.25% 37
South East -33 38 £450 +12.50% 21
South West -9 23 £378 -18.37% 9
Yorkshire -2 22 £359 -15.52% 10
North West -15 10 £350 +9.37% 4
East of England -35 10 £350 -36.45% 10
East Midlands 0 8 £400 +45.45% 2
West Midlands -6 1 £450 - 3
North East - - - - 3
Microsoft Azure
UK

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 268 (60.63%) .NET
2 260 (58.82%) C#
3 194 (43.89%) Windows
4 161 (36.43%) SQL Server
5 150 (33.94%) Microsoft
6 147 (33.26%) ASP.NET
7 100 (22.62%) SQL
8 94 (21.27%) WCF
9 91 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
10 90 (20.36%) MVC
11 87 (19.68%) TDD
12 84 (19.00%) Scrum
13 78 (17.65%) Web Services
14 77 (17.42%) SOA
15 74 (16.74%) HTML
16 73 (16.52%) JavaScript
17 71 (16.06%) .NET Framework
18 68 (15.38%) XML
19 64 (14.48%) SQL Server 2008
19 64 (14.48%) ASP.NET MVC
20 57 (12.90%) MS Excel
21 56 (12.67%) CSS
21 56 (12.67%) Visual Studio
22 52 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
22 52 (11.76%) jQuery
23 48 (10.86%) OO
24 46 (10.41%) BizTalk Server
25 44 (9.95%) Unit Testing
25 44 (9.95%) REST
26 43 (9.73%) Ruby

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 46 (10.41%) BizTalk Server
2 31 (7.01%) IIS
3 19 (4.30%) Node.js
4 18 (4.07%) CMS
5 16 (3.62%) SharePoint
6 10 (2.26%) nginx
7 9 (2.04%) Apache
7 9 (2.04%) OpenStack
8 7 (1.58%) MS Exchange
9 6 (1.36%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.90%) Lync
11 3 (0.68%) LiveCycle
11 3 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.68%) NServiceBus
11 3 (0.68%) Sitefinity
12 2 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.45%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.45%) Lotus Domino
12 2 (0.45%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 57 (12.90%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.58%) MS Office
3 4 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.68%) OmniGraffle
4 3 (0.68%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.45%) PowerPivot
5 2 (0.45%) SPSS
6 1 (0.23%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 10 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 27 (6.11%) Amazon AWS
1 27 (6.11%) Cloud Computing
1 27 (6.11%) SaaS
2 26 (5.88%) Office 365
3 19 (4.30%) PaaS
4 14 (3.17%) IaaS
5 11 (2.49%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.68%) Jelastic
6 3 (0.68%) IBM SmartCloud
7 1 (0.23%) Joyent
7 1 (0.23%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.62%) Internet
1 16 (3.62%) HTTP
2 13 (2.94%) DNS
3 11 (2.49%) SSL
4 9 (2.04%) Firewall
5 6 (1.36%) WAN
6 5 (1.13%) VPN
6 5 (1.13%) LAN
7 4 (0.90%) DHCP
8 3 (0.68%) Wireshark
8 3 (0.68%) Network Security
8 3 (0.68%) iSCSI
8 3 (0.68%) tcpdump
8 3 (0.68%) Intranet
8 3 (0.68%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (0.45%) MPLS
9 2 (0.45%) SAN
9 2 (0.45%) Wireless
10 1 (0.23%) VLAN
10 1 (0.23%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (36.43%) SQL Server
2 64 (14.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 42 (9.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 40 (9.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 37 (8.37%) NoSQL
6 30 (6.79%) SQL Server 2012
7 20 (4.52%) Azure SQL Database
8 19 (4.30%) Hadoop
9 16 (3.62%) MongoDB
10 12 (2.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 11 (2.49%) Big Data
12 8 (1.81%) Relational Database
13 5 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (1.13%) RavenDB
14 4 (0.90%) Couchbase
14 4 (0.90%) RDBMS
14 4 (0.90%) SQL Server 2000
15 3 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
15 3 (0.68%) Oracle Database 10g
15 3 (0.68%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 56 (12.67%) Visual Studio
2 52 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 27 (6.11%) Git (software)
4 24 (5.43%) TeamCity
5 21 (4.75%) Selenium
6 20 (4.52%) NUnit
7 16 (3.62%) MSTest
8 13 (2.94%) SpecFlow
9 12 (2.71%) Jenkins
10 8 (1.81%) Subversion
11 7 (1.58%) JIRA
11 7 (1.58%) Moq
12 6 (1.36%) Jasmine
12 6 (1.36%) WebDriver
13 5 (1.13%) Bugzilla
13 5 (1.13%) MSBuild
14 4 (0.90%) Calabash
14 4 (0.90%) Artifactory
14 4 (0.90%) Eclipse
14 4 (0.90%) Xcode
General
1 23 (5.20%) Telecoms
1 23 (5.20%) Finance
2 19 (4.30%) Back Office
3 18 (4.07%) Games
4 12 (2.71%) Retail
5 6 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (1.13%) Marketing
7 4 (0.90%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.90%) Advertising
7 4 (0.90%) Local Government
8 3 (0.68%) Publishing
9 2 (0.45%) Banking
9 2 (0.45%) Electronics
9 2 (0.45%) Front Office
9 2 (0.45%) Law
9 2 (0.45%) Legal
10 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.23%) French Language
10 1 (0.23%) German Language
10 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 217 (49.10%) Developer
2 87 (19.68%) .NET Developer
3 52 (11.76%) C# Developer
4 47 (10.63%) Architect
4 47 (10.63%) Consultant
5 40 (9.05%) BizTalk Developer
6 36 (8.14%) Software Engineer
7 33 (7.47%) C# .NET Developer
8 31 (7.01%) Senior Developer
9 26 (5.88%) SQL Developer
10 21 (4.75%) Analyst
10 21 (4.75%) ASP.NET Developer
11 20 (4.52%) Development Engineer
12 19 (4.30%) Technical Architect
13 17 (3.85%) Software Development Engineer
14 14 (3.17%) Software Developer
15 13 (2.94%) Active Directory Consultant
16 12 (2.71%) Tester
16 12 (2.71%) Test Engineer
16 12 (2.71%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 268 (60.63%) .NET
2 147 (33.26%) ASP.NET
3 94 (21.27%) WCF
4 78 (17.65%) Web Services
5 74 (16.74%) HTML
6 71 (16.06%) .NET Framework
7 68 (15.38%) XML
8 64 (14.48%) ASP.NET MVC
9 56 (12.67%) CSS
10 52 (11.76%) jQuery
11 44 (9.95%) REST
12 40 (9.05%) HTML5
12 40 (9.05%) AppFabric
13 39 (8.82%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 39 (8.82%) JSON
14 37 (8.37%) WPF
15 32 (7.24%) LINQ
16 31 (7.01%) ASP.NET Web API
17 30 (6.79%) Silverlight
18 25 (5.66%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.30%) Mobile App
2 17 (3.85%) N-Tier
2 17 (3.85%) NHS
3 16 (3.62%) Enterprise Software
4 15 (3.39%) Open Source
5 14 (3.17%) Computer Science
6 12 (2.71%) Data Protection Act
7 11 (2.49%) IPTV
8 10 (2.26%) Video on Demand
9 9 (2.04%) iPad
9 9 (2.04%) Semantic Web
10 8 (1.81%) GIS
10 8 (1.81%) Management Information System
10 8 (1.81%) CMDB
10 8 (1.81%) Freedom of Information
11 4 (0.90%) Replication
11 4 (0.90%) Clustering
11 4 (0.90%) iPhone
11 4 (0.90%) Online Games
12 2 (0.45%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 194 (43.89%) Windows
2 34 (7.69%) Linux
3 19 (4.30%) Apple iOS
4 18 (4.07%) UNIX
5 16 (3.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (3.39%) Windows Phone
6 15 (3.39%) Android
7 14 (3.17%) Windows 8
8 12 (2.71%) Windows Phone 8
9 11 (2.49%) Windows 7
10 9 (2.04%) Ubuntu
10 9 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (1.81%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (20.36%) MVC
3 87 (19.68%) TDD
4 84 (19.00%) Scrum
5 77 (17.42%) SOA
6 48 (10.86%) OO
7 44 (9.95%) Unit Testing
8 32 (7.24%) Kanban
9 28 (6.33%) Software Engineering
9 28 (6.33%) Test Automation
9 28 (6.33%) Performance Tuning
10 27 (6.11%) BDD
11 26 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
11 26 (5.88%) OOD
12 22 (4.98%) MVVM
13 21 (4.75%) ETL
14 20 (4.52%) Web Development
15 18 (4.07%) Test Strategy
15 18 (4.07%) Multithreading
16 17 (3.85%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 260 (58.82%) C#
2 100 (22.62%) SQL
3 73 (16.52%) JavaScript
4 43 (9.73%) Ruby
5 28 (6.33%) PowerShell
6 25 (5.66%) Java
7 22 (4.98%) T-SQL
8 16 (3.62%) VB
9 13 (2.94%) Python
10 10 (2.26%) XAML
11 9 (2.04%) C
12 8 (1.81%) C++
12 8 (1.81%) VB6
13 6 (1.36%) PL/SQL
13 6 (1.36%) Objective-C
14 5 (1.13%) Bash Shell
14 5 (1.13%) Perl
14 5 (1.13%) PHP
15 3 (0.68%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.68%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (4.75%) Security Cleared
1 21 (4.75%) Degree
2 18 (4.07%) SC Cleared
3 11 (2.49%) ISEB
4 6 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (0.90%) CCNA
7 3 (0.68%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.68%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.45%) MCSE
8 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.23%) MCITP
9 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.23%) CCSP
9 1 (0.23%) CCNP
9 1 (0.23%) CCIP
9 1 (0.23%) RHCE
9 1 (0.23%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.07%) QA
2 2 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 29 (6.56%) Active Directory
2 18 (4.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.81%) vSphere
4 7 (1.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 6 (1.36%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.90%) XenApp
7 3 (0.68%) XenServer
8 2 (0.45%) Varnish
9 1 (0.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.23%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.23%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 26 (5.88%) Puppet
1 26 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (1.81%) HAProxy
3 7 (1.58%) Capistrano
4 6 (1.36%) Windows Intune
5 5 (1.13%) Nagios
5 5 (1.13%) Vagrant
5 5 (1.13%) Ansible
6 4 (0.90%) SCOM
7 3 (0.68%) Foglight
8 2 (0.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.45%) WSUS
9 1 (0.23%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.23%) SCCM
9 1 (0.23%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.23%) Cacti
9 1 (0.23%) Munin
9 1 (0.23%) MIIS
9 1 (0.23%) collectd
Vendors
1 150 (33.94%) Microsoft
2 25 (5.66%) VMware
3 17 (3.85%) Oracle
4 12 (2.71%) Cisco
4 12 (2.71%) Telerik
5 10 (2.26%) SAP
5 10 (2.26%) Citrix
5 10 (2.26%) DevExpress
6 7 (1.58%) SolarWinds
6 7 (1.58%) Akamai
7 6 (1.36%) Splunk
7 6 (1.36%) EMC
7 6 (1.36%) Adobe
7 6 (1.36%) Google
8 5 (1.13%) Dell
9 4 (0.90%) JBoss
9 4 (0.90%) Red Hat
9 4 (0.90%) HP
10 3 (0.68%) 3PAR
10 3 (0.68%) Typemock
City, London
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Excellent market rate paid weekly
Posted: 2 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
South West
Sanderson
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Mercator IT Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £410 - £430 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis IT
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
The Future Cities Catapult
Rate: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400.00 - £410.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Dorset
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400.00 - £401.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Certes Computing Ltd (Birmingham)
Posted: 8 days ago
South West
The 100 Company
Rate: £350 - £405 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
South West
The 100 Company
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Recruitment Genius
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Posted: 16 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £330 per day + negotiable, DOE
Posted: 16 days ago
City Of London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £325.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Dependant on Experience, Neogtiable
Posted: 28 days ago