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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 65 200 297
Rank change year-on-year
+135 +97
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 1628 625 351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.29% 1.18% 0.69%
As % of the Cloud Services category 29.49% 19.05% 14.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1140 395 230
Median daily rate £450 £410 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% +1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £512
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 0
Median hourly rate £17.75 £39.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.48% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £39.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-54.48% +122.85%
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
5521 3281 2348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 11.16% 6.20% 4.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3865 2190 1506
Median daily rate £468 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.11% +5.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 57 52
Median hourly rate £19.61 £23.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.73% +27.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.72 £39.40 £36.32
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £23.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-22.82% +31.42%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +122 759 £475 +5.55% 165
South East +73 343 £450 +12.50% 88
West Midlands +49 149 £410 +9.33% 23
South West +71 109 £438 +34.61% 26
Yorkshire +74 83 £463 +5.71% 22
East of England +24 64 £388 +1.30% 22
North West +42 54 £425 +25.92% 35
East Midlands +26 42 £425 +21.42% 13
Midlands +4 14 £500 +11.11% 2
North East -18 9 £375 +19.04% 4
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Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1219 (40.71%) Amazon AWS
2 1156 (38.61%) Microsoft
3 884 (29.53%) Agile Software Development
4 809 (27.02%) Windows
5 799 (26.69%) .NET
6 690 (23.05%) DevOps
7 635 (21.21%) C#
8 604 (20.17%) Active Directory
9 601 (20.07%) SQL
10 584 (19.51%) Office 365
11 581 (19.41%) SQL Server
12 477 (15.93%) JavaScript
13 460 (15.36%) PowerShell
14 427 (14.26%) Migration
15 412 (13.76%) Linux
16 410 (13.69%) Java
17 403 (13.46%) TDD
18 394 (13.16%) Puppet
19 365 (12.19%) IaaS
20 360 (12.02%) PaaS
21 357 (11.92%) SharePoint
22 356 (11.89%) VMware
23 348 (11.62%) MVC
24 344 (11.49%) ASP.NET
25 324 (10.82%) Scrum
26 322 (10.75%) Opscode Chef
27 321 (10.72%) Web Services
28 317 (10.59%) Windows Server
29 315 (10.52%) HTML
30 313 (10.45%) Git (software)

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
1 357 (11.92%) SharePoint
2 183 (6.11%) OpenStack
3 153 (5.11%) Skype for Business
4 121 (4.04%) IIS
5 118 (3.94%) Elasticsearch
6 117 (3.91%) MS Exchange
7 77 (2.57%) Confluence
8 63 (2.10%) Tomcat
9 61 (2.04%) Cloud Foundry
10 60 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
11 53 (1.77%) CMS
12 51 (1.70%) SharePoint 2013
13 45 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2010
14 44 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
14 44 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
15 41 (1.37%) Apache Spark
16 32 (1.07%) Apache
17 23 (0.77%) Mule
17 23 (0.77%) SharePoint Server
18 21 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 277 (9.25%) MS Excel
2 98 (3.27%) MS Office
3 13 (0.43%) OmniGraffle
4 12 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (0.40%) MS Project
5 11 (0.37%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
6 10 (0.33%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.13%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.033%) Gliffy
9 1 (0.033%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 118 (3.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 38 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
4 10 (0.33%) SDL Web 8
5 6 (0.20%) Maximo
5 6 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
8 2 (0.067%) assyst
9 1 (0.033%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.033%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.033%) OpenText Process Suite
9 1 (0.033%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.033%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.033%) Payment Gateway
9 1 (0.033%) Sage X3
9 1 (0.033%) SAP HR
9 1 (0.033%) Sprinklr
9 1 (0.033%) Teamcenter
9 1 (0.033%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 1219 (40.71%) Amazon AWS
2 584 (19.51%) Office 365
3 365 (12.19%) IaaS
4 360 (12.02%) PaaS
5 277 (9.25%) Azure Active Directory
6 173 (5.78%) SaaS
7 140 (4.68%) Cloud Computing
8 103 (3.44%) GitHub
9 91 (3.04%) Amazon EC2
10 88 (2.94%) Yammer
11 86 (2.87%) Google Cloud Platform
12 50 (1.67%) OneDrive
13 44 (1.47%) Heroku
14 40 (1.34%) Amazon S3
15 38 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
16 31 (1.04%) Google App Engine
17 26 (0.87%) OpenShift
18 23 (0.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 20 (0.67%) Google Apps
20 17 (0.57%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 181 (6.05%) Firewall
2 168 (5.61%) DNS
3 128 (4.28%) VPN
4 123 (4.11%) Skype
5 84 (2.81%) WAN
6 81 (2.71%) Network Security
7 80 (2.67%) LAN
8 74 (2.47%) DHCP
9 68 (2.27%) SAN
9 68 (2.27%) TCP/IP
10 59 (1.97%) Internet
11 57 (1.90%) Wireless
12 55 (1.84%) HTTP
13 37 (1.24%) Kerberos
14 35 (1.17%) LDAP
14 35 (1.17%) SSL
15 31 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
16 25 (0.84%) VLAN
17 24 (0.80%) Intranet
18 23 (0.77%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 581 (19.41%) SQL Server
2 153 (5.11%) MongoDB
3 149 (4.98%) NoSQL
4 117 (3.91%) Azure SQL Database
4 117 (3.91%) Hadoop
5 92 (3.07%) MySQL
6 91 (3.04%) Data Warehouse
7 86 (2.87%) Big Data
8 81 (2.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 77 (2.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 67 (2.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 58 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
12 57 (1.90%) Relational Database
13 55 (1.84%) Power BI
14 52 (1.74%) Redis
15 51 (1.70%) SQL Server 2008
16 50 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 48 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
18 47 (1.57%) Couchbase
19 44 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 313 (10.45%) Git (software)
2 243 (8.12%) Jenkins
3 158 (5.28%) Octopus Deploy
4 154 (5.14%) Team Foundation Server
5 147 (4.91%) TeamCity
6 143 (4.78%) JIRA
7 131 (4.38%) Visual Studio
8 97 (3.24%) Maven
9 74 (2.47%) JUnit
10 67 (2.24%) Vagrant
11 63 (2.10%) Selenium
12 60 (2.00%) Cucumber
13 47 (1.57%) Subversion
14 43 (1.44%) Mockito
15 37 (1.24%) Spock
16 33 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 32 (1.07%) Artifactory
18 30 (1.00%) MSBuild
18 30 (1.00%) SpecFlow
19 29 (0.97%) NuGet
General
1 243 (8.12%) Finance
2 129 (4.31%) Retail
3 73 (2.44%) Banking
4 59 (1.97%) Marketing
5 56 (1.87%) Telecoms
6 52 (1.74%) Publishing
7 44 (1.47%) Advertising
8 43 (1.44%) Back Office
9 34 (1.14%) Legal
10 24 (0.80%) Games
11 22 (0.73%) Manufacturing
12 21 (0.70%) Front Office
13 17 (0.57%) Local Government
14 16 (0.53%) Financial Institution
14 16 (0.53%) Spanish Language
15 11 (0.37%) Billing
15 11 (0.37%) Investment Banking
16 10 (0.33%) German Language
17 9 (0.30%) Automotive
18 7 (0.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 763 (25.48%) Developer
2 606 (20.24%) Architect
3 306 (10.22%) DevOps Engineer
4 296 (9.89%) Consultant
5 277 (9.25%) .NET Developer
6 220 (7.35%) Cloud Architect
7 212 (7.08%) C# Developer
8 174 (5.81%) Azure Architect
9 163 (5.44%) Azure Engineer
10 150 (5.01%) C# .NET Developer
11 147 (4.91%) Solutions Architect
12 143 (4.78%) Cloud Engineer
13 135 (4.51%) Azure Consultant
13 135 (4.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 127 (4.24%) Azure Developer
15 112 (3.74%) Infrastructure Architect
16 111 (3.71%) Project Manager
17 108 (3.61%) Java Developer
18 104 (3.47%) Analyst
19 95 (3.17%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 799 (26.69%) .NET
2 344 (11.49%) ASP.NET
3 321 (10.72%) Web Services
4 315 (10.52%) HTML
5 290 (9.69%) CSS
6 260 (8.68%) AngularJS
7 224 (7.48%) ASP.NET MVC
8 197 (6.58%) ASP.NET Web API
9 165 (5.51%) REST
10 153 (5.11%) jQuery
11 134 (4.48%) .NET Framework
12 133 (4.44%) RESTful
13 120 (4.01%) JSON
14 114 (3.81%) HTML5
15 110 (3.67%) Node.js
16 109 (3.64%) WCF
17 101 (3.37%) RabbitMQ
18 100 (3.34%) J2EE
19 99 (3.31%) XML
20 97 (3.24%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 203 (6.78%) Data Centre
2 150 (5.01%) Public Cloud
3 113 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
4 99 (3.31%) Hybrid Cloud
5 95 (3.17%) Mobile App
6 86 (2.87%) Private Cloud
7 84 (2.81%) User Experience
8 66 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
9 61 (2.04%) Computer Science
10 43 (1.44%) Management Information System
11 38 (1.27%) PKI
12 35 (1.17%) Digital Media
13 33 (1.10%) Replication
14 30 (1.00%) Clustering
15 28 (0.94%) Blog
16 25 (0.84%) Visualisation
17 21 (0.70%) Data Structures
18 18 (0.60%) Algorithms
18 18 (0.60%) CESG
18 18 (0.60%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 809 (27.02%) Windows
2 412 (13.76%) Linux
3 317 (10.59%) Windows Server
4 174 (5.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 127 (4.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 91 (3.04%) Unix
7 70 (2.34%) Windows 10
8 69 (2.30%) Apple iOS
9 59 (1.97%) Android
10 41 (1.37%) VMS
11 39 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
12 37 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 34 (1.14%) Mac OS X
14 32 (1.07%) Ubuntu
15 29 (0.97%) CentOS
16 28 (0.94%) Windows 7
17 20 (0.67%) Windows 8
18 9 (0.30%) SUSE
19 7 (0.23%) Solaris
20 5 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 884 (29.53%) Agile Software Development
2 690 (23.05%) DevOps
3 427 (14.26%) Migration
4 403 (13.46%) TDD
5 348 (11.62%) MVC
6 324 (10.82%) Scrum
7 297 (9.92%) Continuous Integration
8 199 (6.65%) Configuration Management
9 187 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
9 187 (6.25%) E-Commerce
10 181 (6.05%) BDD
10 181 (6.05%) CRM
11 178 (5.95%) Continuous Delivery
12 174 (5.81%) ITIL
13 162 (5.41%) High Availability
14 150 (5.01%) Open Source
15 149 (4.98%) Microservices
15 149 (4.98%) Software Engineering
16 134 (4.48%) Kanban
17 130 (4.34%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 635 (21.21%) C#
2 601 (20.07%) SQL
3 477 (15.93%) JavaScript
4 460 (15.36%) PowerShell
5 410 (13.69%) Java
6 224 (7.48%) Ruby
7 204 (6.81%) Python
8 98 (3.27%) Bash Shell
8 98 (3.27%) T-SQL
9 97 (3.24%) Perl
10 80 (2.67%) PHP
11 68 (2.27%) Scala
12 56 (1.87%) Go
13 50 (1.67%) C++
14 49 (1.64%) Shell Script
15 43 (1.44%) C
16 37 (1.24%) TypeScript
17 27 (0.90%) VB.NET
18 26 (0.87%) VB
19 23 (0.77%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 198 (6.61%) Security Cleared
2 155 (5.18%) SC Cleared
3 99 (3.31%) Degree
4 85 (2.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 71 (2.37%) CISSP
6 57 (1.90%) MCSE
7 30 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
8 25 (0.84%) MCSA
9 23 (0.77%) CCNA
10 21 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
11 17 (0.57%) AWS Certification
11 17 (0.57%) ISEB
11 17 (0.57%) MCITP
11 17 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 16 (0.53%) CISM
13 14 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
13 14 (0.47%) MCP
14 13 (0.43%) ISTQB
14 13 (0.43%) MCSD
15 11 (0.37%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (2.67%) QA
2 35 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 33 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
4 28 (0.94%) PCI DSS
5 25 (0.84%) SLA
6 12 (0.40%) Data Quality
6 12 (0.40%) GCP
7 8 (0.27%) COBIT
8 2 (0.067%) WCAG
9 1 (0.033%) BS7799
9 1 (0.033%) FISMA
9 1 (0.033%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.033%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.033%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.033%) WAI
System Software
1 604 (20.17%) Active Directory
2 228 (7.62%) Docker
3 226 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 166 (5.54%) Hyper-V
5 92 (3.07%) Virtual Machines
6 76 (2.54%) vCloud
7 69 (2.30%) vSphere
8 41 (1.37%) XenApp
9 30 (1.00%) VMware ESX
10 26 (0.87%) XenDesktop
11 21 (0.70%) KVM
12 19 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
13 16 (0.53%) Xen
14 15 (0.50%) HDFS
14 15 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
15 12 (0.40%) DFS Replication
16 11 (0.37%) BitLocker
17 9 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 8 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
19 7 (0.23%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 394 (13.16%) Puppet
2 322 (10.75%) Opscode Chef
3 243 (8.12%) Ansible
4 153 (5.11%) SCCM
5 111 (3.71%) SCOM
6 72 (2.40%) Terraform
7 63 (2.10%) Microsoft Intune
8 53 (1.77%) Kubernetes
9 34 (1.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 33 (1.10%) Mesos
11 30 (1.00%) Packer
12 28 (0.94%) Kibana
13 26 (0.87%) logstash
14 25 (0.84%) Nagios
15 22 (0.73%) Salt
15 22 (0.73%) Uchiwa
16 20 (0.67%) Graphite
17 16 (0.53%) Grafana
18 15 (0.50%) Consul
19 13 (0.43%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 1156 (38.61%) Microsoft
2 356 (11.89%) VMware
3 202 (6.75%) Google
4 168 (5.61%) Oracle
5 144 (4.81%) Cisco
6 105 (3.51%) Citrix
7 65 (2.17%) SAP
8 64 (2.14%) Red Hat
9 63 (2.10%) Rackspace
10 61 (2.04%) Splunk
11 57 (1.90%) Sitecore
12 54 (1.80%) HP
13 50 (1.67%) IBM
14 43 (1.44%) Atlassian
14 43 (1.44%) Dell
15 40 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
16 36 (1.20%) NetApp
17 31 (1.04%) Infor
18 28 (0.94%) EMC
19 26 (0.87%) Tableau
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