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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 83 234 362
Rank change year-on-year
+151 +128
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 1299 493 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.55% 0.97% 0.48%
As % of the Cloud Services category 29.03% 18.17% 13.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 880 302 177
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £290 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 30 0
Median hourly rate £43.75 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £80.00 £28.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+185.71% -12.50%
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
4474 2714 1783
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.78% 5.35% 3.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3081 1755 1152
Median daily rate £463 £415 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.44% +1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 88 29
Median hourly rate £22.00 £27.32 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.45% +68.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £14.90 £8.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.35 £40.00 £27.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.61 £25.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +78.57%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 4 May 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 +125 601 £473 +11.17% 144
South East +91 316 £450 +12.50% 67
West Midlands +78 125 £400 +21.21% 30
East of England +52 68 £425 -15.00% 30
North West +16 63 £435 -3.33% 34
South West +29 52 £400 - 28
Yorkshire +15 33 £325 -18.75% 27
East Midlands +24 19 £550 +50.68% 7
North East -26 10 £343 +11.38% 10
Midlands - 5 £475 - 3
Microsoft Azure
UK

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 885 (42.65%) Microsoft
2 739 (35.61%) Amazon AWS
3 590 (28.43%) .NET
4 585 (28.19%) Agile Software Development
5 570 (27.47%) Windows
6 492 (23.71%) C#
7 489 (23.57%) SQL
8 443 (21.35%) SQL Server
9 434 (20.92%) DevOps
10 398 (19.18%) Active Directory
11 357 (17.20%) Office 365
12 338 (16.29%) Linux
13 319 (15.37%) PowerShell
14 311 (14.99%) Puppet
15 306 (14.75%) Migration
16 292 (14.07%) Java
17 278 (13.40%) JavaScript
18 274 (13.20%) MVC
19 270 (13.01%) ASP.NET
20 254 (12.24%) TDD
21 248 (11.95%) VMware
22 246 (11.86%) PaaS
23 241 (11.61%) Git (software)
24 231 (11.13%) Continuous Integration
24 231 (11.13%) SharePoint
25 225 (10.84%) IaaS
26 221 (10.65%) Opscode Chef
26 221 (10.65%) Windows Server
27 216 (10.41%) Ruby
28 215 (10.36%) MS Excel

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
1 231 (11.13%) SharePoint
2 196 (9.45%) OpenStack
3 90 (4.34%) Node.js
4 79 (3.81%) IIS
5 76 (3.66%) MS Exchange
6 68 (3.28%) Skype for Business
7 50 (2.41%) Cloud Foundry
8 38 (1.83%) BizTalk Server
9 37 (1.78%) CMS
10 32 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
11 30 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
12 28 (1.35%) Apache Spark
12 28 (1.35%) Confluence
12 28 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
12 28 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
13 26 (1.25%) Apache
13 26 (1.25%) nginx
14 25 (1.20%) Tomcat
14 25 (1.20%) WebLogic
15 16 (0.77%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 215 (10.36%) MS Excel
2 80 (3.86%) MS Office
3 22 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
3 22 (1.06%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.72%) MS Project
5 12 (0.58%) OmniGraffle
6 7 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
6 7 (0.34%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.048%) Gliffy
7 1 (0.048%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.048%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 87 (4.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.53%) Payment Gateway
3 9 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.43%) SDL Web 8
4 6 (0.29%) Maximo
5 5 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.096%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.048%) BigMachines
7 1 (0.048%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.048%) Line 500
7 1 (0.048%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.048%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.048%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.048%) Summit
7 1 (0.048%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 739 (35.61%) Amazon AWS
2 357 (17.20%) Office 365
3 246 (11.86%) PaaS
4 225 (10.84%) IaaS
5 177 (8.53%) Azure Active Directory
6 105 (5.06%) Cloud Computing
7 91 (4.39%) SaaS
8 49 (2.36%) Heroku
9 48 (2.31%) Google Cloud Platform
10 45 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
10 45 (2.17%) GitHub
11 32 (1.54%) Amazon S3
12 30 (1.45%) Yammer
13 17 (0.82%) OneDrive
14 16 (0.77%) Google App Engine
15 15 (0.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 15 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
15 15 (0.72%) SoftLayer
16 9 (0.43%) Amazon SQS
16 9 (0.43%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 131 (6.31%) DNS
2 119 (5.73%) Firewall
3 73 (3.52%) VPN
3 73 (3.52%) WAN
4 70 (3.37%) LAN
5 65 (3.13%) DHCP
6 58 (2.80%) HTTP
7 54 (2.60%) TCP/IP
8 53 (2.55%) Skype
9 48 (2.31%) Internet
10 46 (2.22%) Network Security
10 46 (2.22%) SAN
11 40 (1.93%) SSL
12 21 (1.01%) Kerberos
13 18 (0.87%) Wireless
14 17 (0.82%) VLAN
15 16 (0.77%) Intrusion Detection
16 15 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
17 14 (0.67%) DMZ
17 14 (0.67%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 443 (21.35%) SQL Server
2 115 (5.54%) Azure SQL Database
3 112 (5.40%) NoSQL
4 109 (5.25%) MongoDB
5 76 (3.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 68 (3.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 67 (3.23%) Big Data
8 66 (3.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 63 (3.04%) Hadoop
10 61 (2.94%) Redis
11 56 (2.70%) Relational Database
12 54 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
13 53 (2.55%) SQL Server 2014
14 51 (2.46%) Apache Cassandra
15 48 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
15 48 (2.31%) SQL Server 2008
16 47 (2.27%) MySQL
17 46 (2.22%) Amazon RDS
17 46 (2.22%) Oracle Database
18 33 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 241 (11.61%) Git (software)
2 152 (7.33%) Jenkins
3 111 (5.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 105 (5.06%) JIRA
5 76 (3.66%) Octopus Deploy
6 73 (3.52%) TeamCity
7 67 (3.23%) Vagrant
8 58 (2.80%) Visual Studio
9 46 (2.22%) Subversion
10 43 (2.07%) Selenium
11 42 (2.02%) Maven
12 40 (1.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 38 (1.83%) SpecFlow
14 34 (1.64%) NuGet
15 31 (1.49%) Cucumber
15 31 (1.49%) NUnit
16 29 (1.40%) Hudson
16 29 (1.40%) MSBuild
17 28 (1.35%) Artifactory
18 26 (1.25%) Ant
General
1 211 (10.17%) Finance
2 55 (2.65%) Marketing
3 53 (2.55%) Banking
4 42 (2.02%) Retail
5 30 (1.45%) Back Office
6 29 (1.40%) Local Government
7 28 (1.35%) Front Office
8 27 (1.30%) Advertising
9 26 (1.25%) Games
10 25 (1.20%) Telecoms
11 12 (0.58%) German Language
11 12 (0.58%) Publishing
12 10 (0.48%) French Language
12 10 (0.48%) Manufacturing
13 9 (0.43%) Billing
13 9 (0.43%) Legal
14 8 (0.39%) Investment Banking
14 8 (0.39%) Spanish Language
15 6 (0.29%) Electronics
15 6 (0.29%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 548 (26.41%) Developer
2 387 (18.65%) Architect
3 220 (10.60%) .NET Developer
4 204 (9.83%) Consultant
5 200 (9.64%) C# Developer
6 199 (9.59%) DevOps Engineer
7 141 (6.80%) Cloud Architect
8 134 (6.46%) C# .NET Developer
8 134 (6.46%) Cloud Engineer
9 125 (6.02%) Azure Engineer
9 125 (6.02%) Solutions Architect
10 105 (5.06%) Azure Architect
11 103 (4.96%) Azure Developer
12 87 (4.19%) ASP.NET Developer
13 80 (3.86%) Project Manager
14 77 (3.71%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 75 (3.61%) Senior Developer
16 74 (3.57%) Azure Consultant
17 73 (3.52%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 73 (3.52%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 590 (28.43%) .NET
2 270 (13.01%) ASP.NET
3 203 (9.78%) Web Services
4 193 (9.30%) HTML
5 171 (8.24%) ASP.NET MVC
6 167 (8.05%) CSS
7 140 (6.75%) AngularJS
7 140 (6.75%) ASP.NET Web API
8 114 (5.49%) REST
9 96 (4.63%) WCF
10 85 (4.10%) HTML5
11 83 (4.00%) jQuery
12 81 (3.90%) .NET Framework
13 70 (3.37%) RabbitMQ
14 62 (2.99%) XML
15 55 (2.65%) Entity Framework
16 51 (2.46%) JSON
16 51 (2.46%) RESTful
17 47 (2.27%) Sensu
18 41 (1.98%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 158 (7.61%) Data Centre
2 76 (3.66%) Public Cloud
3 62 (2.99%) Private Cloud
4 60 (2.89%) Mobile App
5 55 (2.65%) Hybrid Cloud
6 52 (2.51%) Analytical Skills
6 52 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
7 40 (1.93%) Computer Science
7 40 (1.93%) User Experience
8 34 (1.64%) Management Information System
9 30 (1.45%) Clustering
10 29 (1.40%) PKI
11 26 (1.25%) Fintech
12 23 (1.11%) Replication
13 21 (1.01%) Client/Server
14 17 (0.82%) Hedge funds
15 16 (0.77%) Blog
16 13 (0.63%) Inversion of Control
17 12 (0.58%) Data Integration
17 12 (0.58%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 570 (27.47%) Windows
2 338 (16.29%) Linux
3 221 (10.65%) Windows Server
4 119 (5.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 95 (4.58%) Unix
6 86 (4.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 47 (2.27%) VMS
8 36 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 36 (1.73%) Windows 10
9 30 (1.45%) Android
10 26 (1.25%) Apple iOS
11 25 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
12 23 (1.11%) Windows 7
13 17 (0.82%) CentOS
14 15 (0.72%) Windows 8
15 12 (0.58%) Ubuntu
16 11 (0.53%) CoreOS
17 9 (0.43%) Solaris
18 7 (0.34%) Windows Phone
18 7 (0.34%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 585 (28.19%) Agile Software Development
2 434 (20.92%) DevOps
3 306 (14.75%) Migration
4 274 (13.20%) MVC
5 254 (12.24%) TDD
6 231 (11.13%) Continuous Integration
7 167 (8.05%) Continuous Delivery
8 163 (7.86%) Configuration Management
8 163 (7.86%) Scrum
9 155 (7.47%) Software Engineering
10 137 (6.60%) CRM
11 124 (5.98%) Business Intelligence
12 122 (5.88%) BDD
13 112 (5.40%) ITIL
14 105 (5.06%) E-Commerce
15 100 (4.82%) Open Source
16 96 (4.63%) Service Management
17 80 (3.86%) TOGAF
17 80 (3.86%) Web Development
18 70 (3.37%) OO
Programming Languages
1 492 (23.71%) C#
2 489 (23.57%) SQL
3 319 (15.37%) PowerShell
4 292 (14.07%) Java
5 278 (13.40%) JavaScript
6 216 (10.41%) Ruby
7 192 (9.25%) Python
8 88 (4.24%) Perl
9 87 (4.19%) Bash Shell
10 70 (3.37%) T-SQL
11 63 (3.04%) C++
12 53 (2.55%) Go
12 53 (2.55%) Shell Script
13 51 (2.46%) PHP
14 36 (1.73%) C
15 30 (1.45%) VB.NET
16 22 (1.06%) Scala
17 21 (1.01%) VB
18 16 (0.77%) R
19 15 (0.72%) Korn
Qualifications
1 126 (6.07%) Security Cleared
2 89 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 83 (4.00%) Degree
4 81 (3.90%) SC Cleared
5 51 (2.46%) MCSE
6 35 (1.69%) MCITP
7 29 (1.40%) MCSA
8 26 (1.25%) MCTS
9 25 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
10 22 (1.06%) CISSP
11 19 (0.92%) CCNA
12 18 (0.87%) AWS Certification
13 16 (0.77%) ISEB
14 14 (0.67%) CISM
15 13 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
15 13 (0.63%) MCSD
16 11 (0.53%) DV Cleared
16 11 (0.53%) ISTQB
17 10 (0.48%) MCP
17 10 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (1.93%) QA
2 28 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (0.63%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (0.34%) SLA
6 5 (0.24%) COBIT
6 5 (0.24%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.048%) FedRAMP
7 1 (0.048%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 398 (19.18%) Active Directory
2 172 (8.29%) Docker
3 160 (7.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 128 (6.17%) Hyper-V
5 78 (3.76%) vSphere
6 57 (2.75%) vCloud
7 23 (1.11%) VMware ESX
8 19 (0.92%) Xen
9 18 (0.87%) HDFS
10 14 (0.67%) Ceph
11 12 (0.58%) KVM
12 11 (0.53%) XenApp
12 11 (0.53%) XenDesktop
13 10 (0.48%) GlusterFS
13 10 (0.48%) XenServer
14 9 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
14 9 (0.43%) UAG
14 9 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
15 8 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 5 (0.24%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 311 (14.99%) Puppet
2 221 (10.65%) Opscode Chef
3 162 (7.81%) Ansible
4 128 (6.17%) SCCM
5 94 (4.53%) SCOM
6 52 (2.51%) Kubernetes
7 48 (2.31%) Terraform
7 48 (2.31%) Windows Intune
8 47 (2.27%) Packer
8 47 (2.27%) Uchiwa
9 40 (1.93%) Graphite
10 38 (1.83%) Salt
11 37 (1.78%) Grafana
12 35 (1.69%) logstash
13 32 (1.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 32 (1.54%) Kibana
14 31 (1.49%) Nagios
15 27 (1.30%) Mesos
16 26 (1.25%) SCVMM
17 15 (0.72%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 885 (42.65%) Microsoft
2 248 (11.95%) VMware
3 158 (7.61%) Oracle
4 125 (6.02%) Google
5 84 (4.05%) Citrix
6 73 (3.52%) Splunk
7 62 (2.99%) Cisco
8 58 (2.80%) Atlassian
9 49 (2.36%) HP
10 46 (2.22%) Red Hat
11 41 (1.98%) SAP
12 40 (1.93%) Sitecore
13 39 (1.88%) Dell
14 38 (1.83%) IBM
15 32 (1.54%) Rackspace
16 31 (1.49%) New Relic
17 25 (1.20%) ForgeRock
17 25 (1.20%) MuleSoft
18 19 (0.92%) NetApp
19 18 (0.87%) EMC
Bath, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £325 - £375 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £500 - £501 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
East London
Edison Hill Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £450 - 500 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Aim Hire Jobs
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Claremont Consulting Ltd
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: Circa £400/ day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Rate: £325 - £355 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Montash
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Montash
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Aim Hire Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: From £600 to £650 per day 6 Month Inintial
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wokingham, Berkshire
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £200 - 260 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £575 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day Contract
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £550 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Arrows Group
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