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 22 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 303 389 480
Rank change year-on-year
+86 +91
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 290 159 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.61% 0.34% 0.15%
As % of the Cloud Services category 18.01% 14.97% 11.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 109 40
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £379
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -0.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £593
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
1610 1062 659
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.36% 2.29% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1030 731 418
Average daily rate £405 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £125 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+29.16% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 32 6
Average hourly rate £16.25 £32.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.21% +137.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £13.71 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £49.75 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £34.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-52.94% +151.85%
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 22 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 22 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 +112 175 £415 +6.41% 57
South East -26 49 £268 -28.66% 17
South West +2 31 £375 - 14
East of England -19 14 £363 +31.81% 19
West Midlands -6 7 £500 +33.33% 3
North West -5 5 £350 +16.66% 15
East Midlands -4 4 £400 +68.42% 2
Yorkshire -3 2 £275 -21.42% 6
North East - 2 £313 - 3
Microsoft Azure
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Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 286 (53.26%) .NET
2 254 (47.30%) Windows
3 252 (46.93%) C#
4 237 (44.13%) Microsoft
5 195 (36.31%) SQL Server
6 194 (36.13%) ASP.NET
7 136 (25.33%) MVC
8 126 (23.46%) SQL
9 123 (22.91%) Agile Software Development
10 108 (20.11%) JavaScript
11 104 (19.37%) Web Services
12 95 (17.69%) HTML
13 94 (17.50%) TDD
14 90 (16.76%) WCF
14 90 (16.76%) Scrum
15 87 (16.20%) Team Foundation Server
16 85 (15.83%) ASP.NET MVC
17 83 (15.46%) CSS
18 77 (14.34%) Amazon AWS
19 76 (14.15%) .NET Framework
20 68 (12.66%) XML
21 67 (12.48%) Office 365
22 65 (12.10%) SQL Server 2008
23 64 (11.92%) DevOps
24 63 (11.73%) IIS
25 62 (11.55%) SOA
26 61 (11.36%) Active Directory
27 60 (11.17%) Visual Studio
27 60 (11.17%) MS Excel
27 60 (11.17%) VMware

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 63 (11.73%) IIS
2 57 (10.61%) SharePoint
3 39 (7.26%) BizTalk Server
4 35 (6.52%) MS Exchange
5 30 (5.59%) SharePoint 2013
6 26 (4.84%) Node.js
7 18 (3.35%) OpenStack
8 17 (3.17%) CMS
9 13 (2.42%) nginx
9 13 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2010
10 12 (2.23%) Lync
11 11 (2.05%) SharePoint 2010
12 8 (1.49%) Confluence
12 8 (1.49%) Apache
13 6 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2003
14 4 (0.74%) Sitefinity
14 4 (0.74%) GlassFish
15 3 (0.56%) LiveCycle
15 3 (0.56%) Apache Solr
15 3 (0.56%) WordPress
Applications
1 60 (11.17%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.12%) MS Office
3 3 (0.56%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.37%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (0.37%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.19%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 19 (3.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.74%) WebTrends
3 3 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 77 (14.34%) Amazon AWS
2 67 (12.48%) Office 365
3 50 (9.31%) PaaS
4 32 (5.96%) IaaS
5 26 (4.84%) SaaS
6 19 (3.54%) Cloud Computing
7 17 (3.17%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.74%) Heroku
9 3 (0.56%) Jelastic
10 2 (0.37%) IBM SmartCloud
10 2 (0.37%) Rackspace Cloud
11 1 (0.19%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.19%) Gitorious
11 1 (0.19%) Google Compute Engine
11 1 (0.19%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 41 (7.64%) DNS
2 32 (5.96%) HTTP
3 26 (4.84%) DHCP
4 24 (4.47%) Firewall
5 21 (3.91%) Internet
6 14 (2.61%) SSL
6 14 (2.61%) Wi-Fi
7 13 (2.42%) SAN
8 12 (2.23%) VPN
9 11 (2.05%) VLAN
10 9 (1.68%) LAN
10 9 (1.68%) WAN
11 7 (1.30%) TCP/IP
11 7 (1.30%) VoIP
12 6 (1.12%) Wireshark
12 6 (1.12%) SNMP
12 6 (1.12%) MPLS
13 5 (0.93%) Network Security
13 5 (0.93%) NAS
14 4 (0.74%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (36.31%) SQL Server
2 65 (12.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 36 (6.70%) NoSQL
3 36 (6.70%) Azure SQL Database
4 35 (6.52%) SQL Server 2005
5 27 (5.03%) Hadoop
6 20 (3.72%) SQL Server 2012
7 19 (3.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 16 (2.98%) Big Data
9 15 (2.79%) Amazon RDS
10 14 (2.61%) MongoDB
10 14 (2.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 12 (2.23%) Relational Database
12 10 (1.86%) RavenDB
12 10 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
13 9 (1.68%) RDBMS
14 8 (1.49%) Couchbase
15 7 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
15 7 (1.30%) Oracle Database
16 6 (1.12%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 87 (16.20%) Team Foundation Server
2 60 (11.17%) Visual Studio
3 49 (9.12%) Git (software)
4 32 (5.96%) TeamCity
5 19 (3.54%) Subversion
5 19 (3.54%) Jenkins
6 15 (2.79%) NUnit
7 13 (2.42%) JIRA
8 10 (1.86%) SpecFlow
8 10 (1.86%) Selenium
9 9 (1.68%) Jasmine
10 8 (1.49%) Artifactory
10 8 (1.49%) MSBuild
11 6 (1.12%) MSTest
12 5 (0.93%) Bugzilla
12 5 (0.93%) Octopus Deploy
13 4 (0.74%) Calabash
13 4 (0.74%) JSUnit
13 4 (0.74%) Fiddler
14 3 (0.56%) Log4Net
General
1 28 (5.21%) Finance
2 16 (2.98%) Back Office
3 14 (2.61%) Marketing
4 12 (2.23%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.30%) Publishing
5 7 (1.30%) Retail
6 6 (1.12%) Banking
7 5 (0.93%) Advertising
8 4 (0.74%) Billing
8 4 (0.74%) Games
9 3 (0.56%) Electronics
9 3 (0.56%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.56%) Mandarin Language
9 3 (0.56%) Japanese Language
9 3 (0.56%) Korean Language
10 2 (0.37%) Front Office
10 2 (0.37%) Legal
11 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.19%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.19%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 244 (45.44%) Developer
2 94 (17.50%) .NET Developer
3 68 (12.66%) Architect
4 62 (11.55%) C# Developer
5 48 (8.94%) Consultant
6 46 (8.57%) Senior Developer
7 38 (7.08%) DevOps Engineer
8 31 (5.77%) BizTalk Developer
8 31 (5.77%) C# .NET Developer
9 26 (4.84%) Web Developer
10 25 (4.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 25 (4.66%) ASP.NET Developer
11 24 (4.47%) Analyst
12 22 (4.10%) Senior .NET Developer
13 21 (3.91%) Technical Architect
14 18 (3.35%) Software Engineer
15 13 (2.42%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 12 (2.23%) SharePoint Developer
16 12 (2.23%) Systems Engineer
16 12 (2.23%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 286 (53.26%) .NET
2 194 (36.13%) ASP.NET
3 104 (19.37%) Web Services
4 95 (17.69%) HTML
5 90 (16.76%) WCF
6 85 (15.83%) ASP.NET MVC
7 83 (15.46%) CSS
8 76 (14.15%) .NET Framework
9 68 (12.66%) XML
10 58 (10.80%) jQuery
11 48 (8.94%) HTML5
11 48 (8.94%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 34 (6.33%) REST
13 31 (5.77%) LINQ
13 31 (5.77%) AngularJS
14 29 (5.40%) Ajax
14 29 (5.40%) KnockoutJS
14 29 (5.40%) RabbitMQ
15 27 (5.03%) WPF
15 27 (5.03%) AppFabric
Miscellaneous
1 21 (3.91%) Open Source
2 18 (3.35%) CMDB
3 16 (2.98%) GIS
4 12 (2.23%) PKI
5 11 (2.05%) Computer Science
5 11 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (1.86%) Video on Demand
7 9 (1.68%) Semantic Web
7 9 (1.68%) Mobile App
8 8 (1.49%) Clustering
9 6 (1.12%) Wiki
9 6 (1.12%) Data Protection Act
10 4 (0.74%) Digital Media
10 4 (0.74%) NHS
10 4 (0.74%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.74%) Replication
11 3 (0.56%) DTV
11 3 (0.56%) Freedom of Information
12 2 (0.37%) Social Media
12 2 (0.37%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 254 (47.30%) Windows
2 52 (9.68%) Linux
3 46 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 42 (7.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (2.98%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (2.79%) UNIX
6 15 (2.79%) Windows 8
7 14 (2.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (2.42%) Ubuntu
9 12 (2.23%) Windows Phone
9 12 (2.23%) Windows Phone 8
10 9 (1.68%) Android
11 8 (1.49%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.93%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.74%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (25.33%) MVC
2 123 (22.91%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (17.50%) TDD
4 90 (16.76%) Scrum
5 64 (11.92%) DevOps
6 62 (11.55%) SOA
7 47 (8.75%) Configuration Management
8 38 (7.08%) Unit Testing
9 34 (6.33%) ITIL
9 34 (6.33%) Project Management
10 32 (5.96%) Web Development
11 31 (5.77%) Continuous Integration
11 31 (5.77%) Workflow
12 29 (5.40%) Software Engineering
13 27 (5.03%) E-Commerce
14 26 (4.84%) BDD
15 25 (4.66%) Service Delivery
15 25 (4.66%) MVVM
16 23 (4.28%) Migration
17 21 (3.91%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 252 (46.93%) C#
2 126 (23.46%) SQL
3 108 (20.11%) JavaScript
4 46 (8.57%) PowerShell
5 42 (7.82%) Ruby
6 30 (5.59%) Java
7 24 (4.47%) Python
8 20 (3.72%) VB
9 16 (2.98%) T-SQL
10 13 (2.42%) PL/SQL
11 11 (2.05%) C
12 10 (1.86%) PHP
12 10 (1.86%) XAML
13 8 (1.49%) VB.NET
14 7 (1.30%) Perl
14 7 (1.30%) VB6
15 6 (1.12%) C++
16 5 (0.93%) Shell Script
16 5 (0.93%) Bash Shell
17 4 (0.74%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (5.21%) Security Cleared
2 24 (4.47%) SC Cleared
3 22 (4.10%) Degree
4 16 (2.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (2.42%) MCP
6 11 (2.05%) MCSE
6 11 (2.05%) MCSA
7 9 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (1.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 6 (1.12%) ISEB
9 4 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.56%) CCNA
10 3 (0.56%) MCTS
10 3 (0.56%) MCITP
10 3 (0.56%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.37%) PhD
12 1 (0.19%) CCIE
12 1 (0.19%) CCNP
12 1 (0.19%) RHCE
12 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.05%) QA
2 7 (1.30%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.93%) SLA
4 2 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 61 (11.36%) Active Directory
2 29 (5.40%) Hyper-V
2 29 (5.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.61%) vSphere
4 12 (2.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 10 (1.86%) UAG
6 7 (1.30%) XenApp
7 5 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.37%) Varnish
8 2 (0.37%) vCloud
9 1 (0.19%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.19%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.19%) XenServer
9 1 (0.19%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 51 (9.50%) Opscode Chef
2 32 (5.96%) Puppet
3 24 (4.47%) SCCM
4 11 (2.05%) Ansible
4 11 (2.05%) Salt
5 9 (1.68%) Nagios
5 9 (1.68%) Vagrant
6 7 (1.30%) Capistrano
6 7 (1.30%) HAProxy
7 5 (0.93%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (0.56%) Foglight
8 3 (0.56%) SCOM
9 2 (0.37%) WSUS
10 1 (0.19%) OpenView
10 1 (0.19%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.19%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.19%) WMI
10 1 (0.19%) Opsview
10 1 (0.19%) collectd
10 1 (0.19%) Ambari
Vendors
1 237 (44.13%) Microsoft
2 60 (11.17%) VMware
3 32 (5.96%) Oracle
4 25 (4.66%) Citrix
5 19 (3.54%) Cisco
6 18 (3.35%) HP
7 17 (3.17%) SAP
8 16 (2.98%) Red Hat
9 15 (2.79%) SolarWinds
10 14 (2.61%) Google
11 13 (2.42%) Rackspace
12 12 (2.23%) Akamai
13 10 (1.86%) Telerik
14 6 (1.12%) New Relic
14 6 (1.12%) Splunk
14 6 (1.12%) JBoss
15 5 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
15 5 (0.93%) EMC
15 5 (0.93%) DevExpress
16 4 (0.74%) Omniture
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