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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 222 351 349
Rank change year-on-year
+129 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 493 245 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.98% 0.49% 0.42%
As % of the Cloud Services category 19.02% 14.37% 17.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 182 123
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.18% +0.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £325 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £32.00 -
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
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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
2592 1705 1026
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.13% 3.39% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1661 1085 679
Average daily rate £425 £410 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £334
% change year-on-year
- +19.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 28 19
Average hourly rate £26.00 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.94% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £9.26 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £14.00 £16.53
% change year-on-year
+78.57% -15.30%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +84 235 £425 - 131
South East +67 123 £400 -11.11% 37
North West +17 44 £450 +28.57% 15
East of England +37 25 £475 +35.90% 23
South West +1 25 £369 -2.31% 27
West Midlands +5 17 £300 -33.33% 17
Yorkshire -23 16 £400 +11.42% 14
East Midlands +2 6 £333 -16.87% 5
North East - 3 £308 - 6
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Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 409 (44.90%) Microsoft
2 374 (41.05%) Windows
3 372 (40.83%) Amazon AWS
4 321 (35.24%) .NET
5 309 (33.92%) Agile Software Development
6 256 (28.10%) C#
7 211 (23.16%) SQL Server
8 202 (22.17%) Active Directory
9 170 (18.66%) ASP.NET
10 165 (18.11%) JavaScript
10 165 (18.11%) PowerShell
11 163 (17.89%) MVC
12 149 (16.36%) HTML
13 143 (15.70%) SQL
14 142 (15.59%) CSS
15 140 (15.37%) Linux
16 139 (15.26%) Web Services
17 137 (15.04%) jQuery
17 137 (15.04%) DevOps
18 135 (14.82%) TDD
19 125 (13.72%) VMware
20 123 (13.50%) Scrum
21 118 (12.95%) SharePoint
21 118 (12.95%) Puppet
22 117 (12.84%) DNS
23 115 (12.62%) Python
24 113 (12.40%) IIS
25 112 (12.29%) Opscode Chef
26 109 (11.96%) Ruby
27 108 (11.86%) Windows Server 2012

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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
1 118 (12.95%) SharePoint
2 113 (12.40%) IIS
3 56 (6.15%) Node.js
4 48 (5.27%) OpenStack
5 46 (5.05%) MS Exchange
6 42 (4.61%) SharePoint 2013
7 37 (4.06%) CMS
8 36 (3.95%) BizTalk Server
9 35 (3.84%) Lync
10 33 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2010
11 28 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2013
12 22 (2.41%) Umbraco
13 21 (2.31%) Sitecore CMS
13 21 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2007
14 19 (2.09%) Office Communications Server
15 17 (1.87%) Kentico
16 16 (1.76%) SharePoint 2010
17 12 (1.32%) Apache Solr
18 11 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
19 9 (0.99%) Apache
Applications
1 85 (9.33%) MS Excel
2 15 (1.65%) MS Office
3 10 (1.10%) Photoshop
4 8 (0.88%) OmniGraffle
5 6 (0.66%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (0.55%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (0.44%) MS Project
8 2 (0.22%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.22%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.11%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 37 (4.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (2.41%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.44%) Maximo
4 3 (0.33%) Tridion
4 3 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.11%) SAP APO
5 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 372 (40.83%) Amazon AWS
2 102 (11.20%) Office 365
3 48 (5.27%) IaaS
4 47 (5.16%) Cloud Computing
5 38 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
6 35 (3.84%) PaaS
7 24 (2.63%) AWS CloudFormation
7 24 (2.63%) Heroku
8 22 (2.41%) SaaS
9 17 (1.87%) Azure Active Directory
10 10 (1.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 8 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
12 6 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 6 (0.66%) Amazon S3
13 4 (0.44%) Yammer
13 4 (0.44%) GitHub
13 4 (0.44%) Google App Engine
14 3 (0.33%) Google Analytics
15 2 (0.22%) Mimecast
15 2 (0.22%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 117 (12.84%) DNS
2 52 (5.71%) DHCP
3 44 (4.83%) Firewall
4 42 (4.61%) WAN
5 40 (4.39%) SAN
6 35 (3.84%) TCP/IP
7 34 (3.73%) VPN
8 33 (3.62%) LAN
9 27 (2.96%) HTTP
10 22 (2.41%) VLAN
11 21 (2.31%) LDAP
12 20 (2.20%) SSL
13 18 (1.98%) Internet
14 16 (1.76%) FTP
15 15 (1.65%) NAS
16 14 (1.54%) Network Security
17 11 (1.21%) ADSL
18 8 (0.88%) VPLS
18 8 (0.88%) Cisco IOS
18 8 (0.88%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (23.16%) SQL Server
2 52 (5.71%) MongoDB
3 43 (4.72%) NoSQL
4 29 (3.18%) SQL Server 2012
5 28 (3.07%) SQL Server 2008
6 23 (2.52%) MySQL
7 22 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 22 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 20 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
8 20 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
9 17 (1.87%) Big Data
10 16 (1.76%) Azure SQL Database
11 15 (1.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 14 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
13 12 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
14 11 (1.21%) Hadoop
14 11 (1.21%) CouchDB
15 8 (0.88%) Oracle Database
16 7 (0.77%) RavenDB
17 6 (0.66%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 92 (10.10%) Jenkins
2 68 (7.46%) Git (software)
3 55 (6.04%) Team Foundation Server
4 46 (5.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 38 (4.17%) Visual Studio
6 22 (2.41%) Subversion
7 21 (2.31%) TeamCity
8 17 (1.87%) JIRA
8 17 (1.87%) Selenium
8 17 (1.87%) Jasmine
9 15 (1.65%) Mercurial
9 15 (1.65%) QUnit
9 15 (1.65%) Mocha
9 15 (1.65%) Grunt
10 14 (1.54%) Bower
10 14 (1.54%) webpack
11 12 (1.32%) NUnit
12 11 (1.21%) MSTest
12 11 (1.21%) Octopus Deploy
13 9 (0.99%) Moq
General
1 45 (4.94%) Finance
2 35 (3.84%) Retail
3 30 (3.29%) Games
4 11 (1.21%) Telecoms
4 11 (1.21%) Marketing
5 9 (0.99%) Local Government
5 9 (0.99%) Banking
6 8 (0.88%) Back Office
7 5 (0.55%) Advertising
7 5 (0.55%) Publishing
8 4 (0.44%) Korean Language
8 4 (0.44%) Legal
8 4 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.33%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.33%) Electronics
9 3 (0.33%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.22%) Mandarin Language
10 2 (0.22%) French Language
10 2 (0.22%) German Language
10 2 (0.22%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 290 (31.83%) Developer
2 186 (20.42%) Architect
3 125 (13.72%) .NET Developer
4 84 (9.22%) Solutions Architect
5 66 (7.24%) Consultant
6 56 (6.15%) DevOps Engineer
7 55 (6.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 46 (5.05%) Analyst
9 43 (4.72%) C# Developer
10 38 (4.17%) Web Engineer
11 35 (3.84%) Technical Architect
11 35 (3.84%) Web Developer
12 33 (3.62%) Cloud Architect
13 30 (3.29%) C# .NET Developer
14 29 (3.18%) Senior Developer
14 29 (3.18%) Project Manager
15 25 (2.74%) Support Analyst
16 24 (2.63%) DevOps Consultant
17 23 (2.52%) Senior Consultant
18 21 (2.31%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 321 (35.24%) .NET
2 170 (18.66%) ASP.NET
3 149 (16.36%) HTML
4 142 (15.59%) CSS
5 139 (15.26%) Web Services
6 137 (15.04%) jQuery
7 101 (11.09%) WCF
8 93 (10.21%) ASP.NET MVC
9 86 (9.44%) .NET Framework
10 85 (9.33%) ASP.NET Web API
11 82 (9.00%) HTML5
12 73 (8.01%) AngularJS
13 72 (7.90%) CSS3
14 59 (6.48%) Entity Framework
15 46 (5.05%) LINQ
16 36 (3.95%) KnockoutJS
17 33 (3.62%) XML
18 30 (3.29%) RESTful
19 28 (3.07%) Ruby on Rails
19 28 (3.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 47 (5.16%) User Experience
2 34 (3.73%) Public Cloud
3 33 (3.62%) PKI
3 33 (3.62%) Clustering
4 32 (3.51%) Open Source
5 29 (3.18%) Mobile App
6 28 (3.07%) Replication
6 28 (3.07%) Private Cloud
7 13 (1.43%) Online Games
7 13 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (1.32%) Social Media
9 11 (1.21%) Streaming Video
9 11 (1.21%) iPhone
10 10 (1.10%) Computer Science
11 8 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (0.88%) iPad
11 8 (0.88%) N-Tier
12 6 (0.66%) Data Integration
12 6 (0.66%) Blackberry
12 6 (0.66%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 374 (41.05%) Windows
2 140 (15.37%) Linux
3 108 (11.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 93 (10.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 73 (8.01%) UNIX
6 32 (3.51%) Windows Server 2003
7 31 (3.40%) Mac OS X
8 18 (1.98%) Android
8 18 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (1.54%) Apple iOS
10 7 (0.77%) Ubuntu
10 7 (0.77%) CentOS
11 6 (0.66%) Windows 8
11 6 (0.66%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.66%) Windows 2000
12 4 (0.44%) Windows Phone
13 3 (0.33%) Debian
14 2 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.22%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.22%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 309 (33.92%) Agile Software Development
2 163 (17.89%) MVC
3 137 (15.04%) DevOps
4 135 (14.82%) TDD
5 123 (13.50%) Scrum
6 106 (11.64%) Continuous Integration
7 104 (11.42%) E-Commerce
8 101 (11.09%) Configuration Management
9 72 (7.90%) Continuous Delivery
10 64 (7.03%) Migration
11 63 (6.92%) SOA
12 60 (6.59%) BDD
13 57 (6.26%) ITIL
14 55 (6.04%) CRM
15 46 (5.05%) Stakeholder Management
16 43 (4.72%) Load Balancing
17 41 (4.50%) OO
18 37 (4.06%) Business Intelligence
19 36 (3.95%) Pair Programming
20 34 (3.73%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 256 (28.10%) C#
2 165 (18.11%) JavaScript
2 165 (18.11%) PowerShell
3 143 (15.70%) SQL
4 115 (12.62%) Python
5 109 (11.96%) Ruby
6 84 (9.22%) Java
7 31 (3.40%) Shell Script
8 30 (3.29%) Go
9 19 (2.09%) Bash Shell
10 18 (1.98%) T-SQL
11 14 (1.54%) Scala
12 12 (1.32%) PHP
13 11 (1.21%) C++
13 11 (1.21%) TypeScript
14 8 (0.88%) Objective-C
14 8 (0.88%) VB.NET
15 7 (0.77%) VB
15 7 (0.77%) C
16 6 (0.66%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 49 (5.38%) Security Cleared
2 29 (3.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 19 (2.09%) Degree
3 19 (2.09%) SC Cleared
4 17 (1.87%) MCSE
5 15 (1.65%) MCITP
6 12 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (0.99%) CCNA
8 8 (0.88%) MCP
9 7 (0.77%) MCSA
9 7 (0.77%) MCTS
9 7 (0.77%) DV Cleared
10 6 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (0.44%) CCNP
12 3 (0.33%) AWS Certification
13 2 (0.22%) CCDA
13 2 (0.22%) CCDP
13 2 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.22%) MCAD
13 2 (0.22%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (0.99%) SLA
1 9 (0.99%) QA
2 5 (0.55%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 202 (22.17%) Active Directory
2 102 (11.20%) Hyper-V
3 70 (7.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (3.73%) vSphere
5 10 (1.10%) XenApp
6 9 (0.99%) VMware ESX
6 9 (0.99%) UAG
6 9 (0.99%) Docker
7 8 (0.88%) DFS Replication
8 6 (0.66%) Firmware
9 5 (0.55%) vCloud
10 3 (0.33%) HDFS
11 2 (0.22%) XenServer
11 2 (0.22%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.22%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.11%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.11%) Samba
12 1 (0.11%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 118 (12.95%) Puppet
2 112 (12.29%) Opscode Chef
3 57 (6.26%) SCCM
4 43 (4.72%) Salt
5 42 (4.61%) SCOM
6 39 (4.28%) Ansible
7 29 (3.18%) Nagios
8 26 (2.85%) Vagrant
9 17 (1.87%) SCOrch
10 14 (1.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 9 (0.99%) SCVMM
12 6 (0.66%) Icinga
12 6 (0.66%) Graphite
13 5 (0.55%) SCSM
13 5 (0.55%) HAProxy
14 3 (0.33%) WSUS
15 2 (0.22%) SAP Afaria
15 2 (0.22%) XenMobile
15 2 (0.22%) Windows Intune
15 2 (0.22%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 409 (44.90%) Microsoft
2 125 (13.72%) VMware
3 48 (5.27%) Cisco
4 37 (4.06%) Oracle
5 36 (3.95%) HP
6 33 (3.62%) Google
7 30 (3.29%) Citrix
8 27 (2.96%) Sitecore
9 26 (2.85%) New Relic
10 24 (2.63%) NetApp
11 18 (1.98%) Juniper
12 17 (1.87%) EPiServer
13 16 (1.76%) Akamai
13 16 (1.76%) Rackspace
14 15 (1.65%) Red Hat
15 10 (1.10%) F5
16 9 (0.99%) Dell
17 8 (0.88%) SolarWinds
17 8 (0.88%) Barracuda Networks
17 8 (0.88%) Apple
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