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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 226 351 394
Rank change year-on-year
+125 +43
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 430 196 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.93% 0.45% 0.30%
As % of the Cloud Services category 23.89% 17.41% 15.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 130 80
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £406 £400
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 0 0
Average hourly rate £26.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 - -
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
1800 1126 791
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.88% 2.56% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1185 730 515
Average daily rate £438 £411 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% +2.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £394
% change year-on-year
- +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 23 19
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.23 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.62% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £44.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.23 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+30.62% -9.34%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure within the England region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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 +111 199 £455 +4.00% 82
South East +2 70 £350 -22.22% 37
East of England +32 37 £438 +2.94% 13
West Midlands +36 35 £450 -4.25% 15
South West +9 34 £375 -25.00% 22
North West -1 24 £325 - 23
East Midlands +24 14 £325 -13.33% 4
Yorkshire -26 12 £400 +11.42% 9
North East - 5 £350 - 4
Midlands - - - - 1
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Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 389 (48.26%) Microsoft
2 361 (44.79%) .NET
3 325 (40.32%) Windows
4 282 (34.99%) Agile Software Development
5 251 (31.14%) C#
6 205 (25.43%) SQL Server
7 191 (23.70%) Active Directory
8 181 (22.46%) MVC
9 154 (19.11%) PowerShell
10 150 (18.61%) ASP.NET
11 148 (18.36%) Web Services
11 148 (18.36%) Scrum
12 143 (17.74%) SQL
13 139 (17.25%) Amazon AWS
14 123 (15.26%) E-Commerce
15 121 (15.01%) TDD
16 118 (14.64%) JavaScript
17 116 (14.39%) .NET Framework
18 115 (14.27%) SharePoint
19 113 (14.02%) HTML
19 113 (14.02%) WCF
20 111 (13.77%) MS Excel
21 108 (13.40%) CSS
21 108 (13.40%) Linux
21 108 (13.40%) DevOps
22 107 (13.28%) IIS
23 96 (11.91%) Puppet
24 93 (11.54%) VMware
25 92 (11.41%) Python
25 92 (11.41%) DNS

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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
1 115 (14.27%) SharePoint
2 107 (13.28%) IIS
3 50 (6.20%) OpenStack
4 48 (5.96%) Node.js
5 43 (5.33%) Lync
6 40 (4.96%) BizTalk Server
7 39 (4.84%) SharePoint 2013
8 36 (4.47%) MS Exchange
9 27 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2010
10 25 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2013
11 23 (2.85%) CMS
12 21 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2007
13 20 (2.48%) Office Communications Server
14 18 (2.23%) SharePoint 2010
15 17 (2.11%) Sitecore CMS
16 16 (1.99%) Elasticsearch
17 15 (1.86%) Umbraco
18 11 (1.36%) Confluence
19 10 (1.24%) Kentico
19 10 (1.24%) Apache
Applications
1 111 (13.77%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.61%) MS Office
3 10 (1.24%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.12%) Photoshop
5 8 (0.99%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.25%) PowerPivot
6 2 (0.25%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.12%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 37 (4.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (2.48%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.37%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.37%) Maximo
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 139 (17.25%) Amazon AWS
2 87 (10.79%) Office 365
3 61 (7.57%) PaaS
4 44 (5.46%) Amazon EC2
5 35 (4.34%) IaaS
6 23 (2.85%) Cloud Computing
7 18 (2.23%) Heroku
8 17 (2.11%) SaaS
9 9 (1.12%) GitHub
10 4 (0.50%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (0.37%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.37%) Google App Engine
11 3 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.37%) Yammer
12 1 (0.12%) SoftLayer
12 1 (0.12%) IBM SmartCloud
12 1 (0.12%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 92 (11.41%) DNS
2 53 (6.58%) DHCP
3 37 (4.59%) Firewall
4 35 (4.34%) SAN
5 31 (3.85%) WAN
6 30 (3.72%) FTP
7 29 (3.60%) TCP/IP
7 29 (3.60%) VPN
8 28 (3.47%) LAN
8 28 (3.47%) VLAN
9 23 (2.85%) NAS
10 22 (2.73%) LDAP
11 13 (1.61%) MPLS
11 13 (1.61%) HTTP
12 12 (1.49%) SSL
12 12 (1.49%) Reverse Proxy
13 10 (1.24%) Internet
14 9 (1.12%) VPLS
14 9 (1.12%) Ethernet
14 9 (1.12%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 205 (25.43%) SQL Server
2 48 (5.96%) Azure SQL Database
3 46 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 30 (3.72%) NoSQL
5 21 (2.61%) MongoDB
6 20 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 19 (2.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 18 (2.23%) Big Data
9 17 (2.11%) MySQL
10 16 (1.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 15 (1.86%) SQL Server 2012
12 14 (1.74%) Hadoop
13 7 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
13 7 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
14 6 (0.74%) Oracle Database
14 6 (0.74%) RavenDB
14 6 (0.74%) MarkLogic
14 6 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
15 5 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
16 4 (0.50%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 92 (11.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 70 (8.68%) Jenkins
3 45 (5.58%) Visual Studio
4 37 (4.59%) Git (software)
5 31 (3.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 26 (3.23%) MSTest
6 26 (3.23%) TeamCity
7 23 (2.85%) JIRA
8 22 (2.73%) NUnit
9 18 (2.23%) MSBuild
10 17 (2.11%) SpecFlow
11 16 (1.99%) Selenium
12 12 (1.49%) NDepend
12 12 (1.49%) StyleCop
12 12 (1.49%) NCover
12 12 (1.49%) ReSharper
13 11 (1.36%) Subversion
14 6 (0.74%) NuGet
14 6 (0.74%) Moq
15 5 (0.62%) Cucumber
General
1 46 (5.71%) Finance
2 33 (4.09%) Retail
3 11 (1.36%) Banking
3 11 (1.36%) Legal
4 10 (1.24%) Telecoms
4 10 (1.24%) Games
5 9 (1.12%) Marketing
6 8 (0.99%) Publishing
7 4 (0.50%) Electronics
7 4 (0.50%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.50%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.37%) Korean Language
8 3 (0.37%) Advertising
9 2 (0.25%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (0.12%) Local Government
10 1 (0.12%) Automotive
10 1 (0.12%) Front Office
10 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 278 (34.49%) Developer
2 147 (18.24%) Architect
3 120 (14.89%) .NET Developer
4 75 (9.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 66 (8.19%) Solutions Architect
6 60 (7.44%) Consultant
7 43 (5.33%) C# Developer
8 40 (4.96%) DevOps Engineer
9 37 (4.59%) Senior Developer
10 35 (4.34%) Web Engineer
11 34 (4.22%) Analyst
12 31 (3.85%) Technical Architect
13 26 (3.23%) DevOps Consultant
14 25 (3.10%) Senior Consultant
15 24 (2.98%) C# .NET Developer
15 24 (2.98%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
16 23 (2.85%) Senior .NET Developer
17 22 (2.73%) ASP.NET Developer
18 20 (2.48%) Software Developer
19 19 (2.36%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 361 (44.79%) .NET
2 150 (18.61%) ASP.NET
3 148 (18.36%) Web Services
4 116 (14.39%) .NET Framework
5 113 (14.02%) HTML
5 113 (14.02%) WCF
6 108 (13.40%) CSS
7 88 (10.92%) jQuery
8 84 (10.42%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 78 (9.68%) ASP.NET MVC
10 64 (7.94%) ASP.NET Web API
11 60 (7.44%) HTML5
12 40 (4.96%) LINQ
13 37 (4.59%) AngularJS
14 36 (4.47%) XML
15 33 (4.09%) RESTful
15 33 (4.09%) CSS3
16 32 (3.97%) REST
17 30 (3.72%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 28 (3.47%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 27 (3.35%) Clustering
2 25 (3.10%) User Experience
3 23 (2.85%) Replication
4 22 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
5 21 (2.61%) Computer Science
5 21 (2.61%) Inversion of Control
6 18 (2.23%) PKI
7 17 (2.11%) Open Source
7 17 (2.11%) Mobile App
8 11 (1.36%) Data Structures
9 7 (0.87%) Client/Server
10 6 (0.74%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (0.50%) DTV
11 4 (0.50%) Derivative
12 3 (0.37%) Blackberry
12 3 (0.37%) Social Media
13 2 (0.25%) iPhone
13 2 (0.25%) DataPower
13 2 (0.25%) Management Information System
13 2 (0.25%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 325 (40.32%) Windows
2 108 (13.40%) Linux
3 77 (9.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 67 (8.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 41 (5.09%) UNIX
6 26 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (2.48%) Mac OS X
8 17 (2.11%) Apple iOS
9 16 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (1.61%) Android
11 10 (1.24%) Windows 8
12 7 (0.87%) Windows 7
13 6 (0.74%) Windows XP
13 6 (0.74%) Windows 2000
14 5 (0.62%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.50%) Windows Phone
16 2 (0.25%) Windows Phone 8
16 2 (0.25%) FreeBSD
16 2 (0.25%) Windows CE
17 1 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 282 (34.99%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (22.46%) MVC
3 148 (18.36%) Scrum
4 123 (15.26%) E-Commerce
5 121 (15.01%) TDD
6 108 (13.40%) DevOps
7 75 (9.31%) Configuration Management
8 73 (9.06%) Continuous Integration
9 71 (8.81%) BDD
10 53 (6.58%) SOA
11 47 (5.83%) CRM
12 43 (5.33%) Migration
13 37 (4.59%) ITIL
14 36 (4.47%) OO
15 33 (4.09%) Stakeholder Management
16 30 (3.72%) Load Balancing
17 29 (3.60%) Mentoring
18 28 (3.47%) Web Development
19 25 (3.10%) Project Management
20 23 (2.85%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 251 (31.14%) C#
2 154 (19.11%) PowerShell
3 143 (17.74%) SQL
4 118 (14.64%) JavaScript
5 92 (11.41%) Python
6 86 (10.67%) Java
7 84 (10.42%) Ruby
8 30 (3.72%) C++
9 23 (2.85%) PL/SQL
10 22 (2.73%) Shell Script
11 16 (1.99%) PHP
12 15 (1.86%) T-SQL
12 15 (1.86%) VB
13 11 (1.36%) VB.NET
13 11 (1.36%) C
14 10 (1.24%) Bash Shell
15 9 (1.12%) Objective-C
16 7 (0.87%) XAML
17 6 (0.74%) VC++
17 6 (0.74%) Perl
Qualifications
1 37 (4.59%) Security Cleared
2 31 (3.85%) Degree
3 19 (2.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (1.74%) MCSE
4 14 (1.74%) SC Cleared
5 7 (0.87%) DV Cleared
6 6 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (0.74%) MCITP
7 5 (0.62%) MCTS
7 5 (0.62%) MCP
7 5 (0.62%) MCSA
7 5 (0.62%) CCNA
8 4 (0.50%) CCNP
8 4 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.25%) CCDA
9 2 (0.25%) CCDP
9 2 (0.25%) HND
10 1 (0.12%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.12%) ISEB
10 1 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.61%) SLA
2 7 (0.87%) QA
3 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 191 (23.70%) Active Directory
2 87 (10.79%) Hyper-V
3 56 (6.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (4.22%) vSphere
5 16 (1.99%) XenApp
6 11 (1.36%) UAG
7 8 (0.99%) Platform Symphony
8 6 (0.74%) DFS Replication
9 5 (0.62%) Firmware
9 5 (0.62%) vCloud
10 4 (0.50%) HDFS
10 4 (0.50%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.37%) Xen
12 2 (0.25%) Docker
12 2 (0.25%) XenServer
12 2 (0.25%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.12%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.12%) Samba
Systems Management
1 96 (11.91%) Puppet
2 85 (10.55%) Opscode Chef
3 68 (8.44%) SCOM
4 66 (8.19%) SCCM
5 35 (4.34%) Vagrant
6 30 (3.72%) Ansible
7 27 (3.35%) Salt
8 26 (3.23%) Nagios
9 18 (2.23%) SCOrch
10 17 (2.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 9 (1.12%) SCVMM
11 9 (1.12%) SCSM
12 5 (0.62%) SolarWinds Orion
13 4 (0.50%) Windows Intune
14 3 (0.37%) Foglight
14 3 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
14 3 (0.37%) Oozie
14 3 (0.37%) Hadoop YARN
14 3 (0.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 2 (0.25%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 389 (48.26%) Microsoft
2 93 (11.54%) VMware
3 57 (7.07%) Oracle
4 34 (4.22%) HP
5 33 (4.09%) Cisco
6 31 (3.85%) Akamai
7 26 (3.23%) New Relic
8 24 (2.98%) Citrix
9 21 (2.61%) Sitecore
10 18 (2.23%) Google
11 16 (1.99%) Rackspace
11 16 (1.99%) F5
12 14 (1.74%) Red Hat
13 12 (1.49%) Juniper
14 11 (1.36%) NetApp
15 10 (1.24%) Dell
16 9 (1.12%) EPiServer
16 9 (1.12%) IBM
16 9 (1.12%) Sybase
17 7 (0.87%) DataSynapse
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