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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 141 242 376
Rank change year-on-year
+101 +134
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 793 434 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.71% 0.93% 0.44%
As % of the Cloud Services category 22.36% 19.52% 14.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 581 282 135
Average daily rate £450 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 -
% change year-on-year
+34.61% -
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
3546 2223 1375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.63% 4.78% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2519 1457 903
Average daily rate £450 £435 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +8.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 78 29
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £17.23
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +30.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.26 £11.00 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
-15.56% +30.62%

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 13 February 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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure within the England region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +98 407 £475 +5.55% 166
South East +66 138 £450 +28.57% 76
West Midlands +11 61 £415 -7.77% 24
Yorkshire +32 57 £388 -3.12% 20
East of England +3 36 £450 -5.26% 35
South West 0 36 £375 - 31
North West -9 28 £425 +13.33% 32
East Midlands +7 21 £375 +15.38% 8
North East -21 4 £363 +16.00% 12
Midlands - 3 £500 - 1
Microsoft Azure
UK

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 647 (42.09%) Microsoft
2 589 (38.32%) Amazon AWS
3 528 (34.35%) .NET
4 461 (29.99%) Agile Software Development
5 436 (28.37%) C#
6 423 (27.52%) Windows
7 393 (25.57%) SQL
8 337 (21.93%) SQL Server
9 315 (20.49%) JavaScript
10 292 (19.00%) MVC
11 284 (18.48%) ASP.NET
12 280 (18.22%) Active Directory
13 266 (17.31%) Office 365
14 236 (15.35%) DevOps
15 218 (14.18%) PowerShell
16 210 (13.66%) VMware
16 210 (13.66%) Linux
17 209 (13.60%) Puppet
18 203 (13.21%) Git (software)
19 198 (12.88%) Migration
20 197 (12.82%) HTML
21 196 (12.75%) TDD
21 196 (12.75%) AngularJS
22 192 (12.49%) ASP.NET MVC
23 181 (11.78%) Java
24 177 (11.52%) Finance
25 165 (10.74%) CSS
26 163 (10.61%) MS Excel
26 163 (10.61%) Opscode Chef
27 160 (10.41%) Web Services

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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
1 157 (10.21%) SharePoint
2 121 (7.87%) OpenStack
3 111 (7.22%) Node.js
4 59 (3.84%) MS Exchange
5 54 (3.51%) Skype for Business
6 47 (3.06%) IIS
7 35 (2.28%) BizTalk Server
8 34 (2.21%) WebSphere
9 32 (2.08%) CMS
10 31 (2.02%) WebLogic
11 29 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
11 29 (1.89%) Tomcat
12 28 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
13 26 (1.69%) Apache
14 23 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
14 23 (1.50%) nginx
15 19 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
16 16 (1.04%) Cloud Foundry
16 16 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
17 13 (0.85%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 163 (10.61%) MS Excel
2 62 (4.03%) MS Office
3 21 (1.37%) Adobe Illustrator
3 21 (1.37%) Photoshop
4 20 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (1.11%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.85%) MS Project
6 13 (0.85%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.065%) Revit
7 1 (0.065%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 52 (3.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (1.11%) Payment Gateway
3 14 (0.91%) SDL Web 8
4 11 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.33%) Maximo
5 5 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.065%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.065%) Line 500
7 1 (0.065%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.065%) Scribe Insight
7 1 (0.065%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 589 (38.32%) Amazon AWS
2 266 (17.31%) Office 365
3 148 (9.63%) IaaS
4 127 (8.26%) PaaS
5 80 (5.20%) Azure Active Directory
6 72 (4.68%) SaaS
7 57 (3.71%) Cloud Computing
8 50 (3.25%) Amazon EC2
9 47 (3.06%) GitHub
10 44 (2.86%) Google Cloud Platform
11 19 (1.24%) SoftLayer
12 18 (1.17%) Amazon S3
13 16 (1.04%) Heroku
14 15 (0.98%) Yammer
15 9 (0.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 9 (0.59%) Google Apps
16 8 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
16 8 (0.52%) Google App Engine
16 8 (0.52%) OneDrive
17 6 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 96 (6.25%) Firewall
2 91 (5.92%) DNS
3 69 (4.49%) LAN
3 69 (4.49%) WAN
4 46 (2.99%) TCP/IP
5 43 (2.80%) DHCP
6 40 (2.60%) Internet
7 34 (2.21%) HTTP
8 32 (2.08%) Network Security
9 27 (1.76%) SSL
9 27 (1.76%) VPN
10 26 (1.69%) SAN
10 26 (1.69%) Skype
11 16 (1.04%) Intranet
12 13 (0.85%) NAS
13 12 (0.78%) VLAN
13 12 (0.78%) Wireless
14 10 (0.65%) BIG-IP
14 10 (0.65%) NetScaler
14 10 (0.65%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 337 (21.93%) SQL Server
2 153 (9.95%) MongoDB
3 127 (8.26%) Azure SQL Database
4 85 (5.53%) NoSQL
5 66 (4.29%) Big Data
6 63 (4.10%) Hadoop
7 60 (3.90%) SQL Server 2008
7 60 (3.90%) SQL Server 2012
8 53 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 51 (3.32%) SQL Server 2014
10 50 (3.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 46 (2.99%) MySQL
12 44 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 35 (2.28%) PostgreSQL
14 30 (1.95%) Relational Database
15 26 (1.69%) Redis
16 24 (1.56%) Apache Cassandra
16 24 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
17 23 (1.50%) Oracle Database
17 23 (1.50%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 203 (13.21%) Git (software)
2 112 (7.29%) Jenkins
3 86 (5.60%) Team Foundation Server
4 81 (5.27%) Subversion
5 67 (4.36%) SpecFlow
6 66 (4.29%) Selenium
7 57 (3.71%) JIRA
8 54 (3.51%) NUnit
9 45 (2.93%) Visual Studio
10 43 (2.80%) TeamCity
11 38 (2.47%) Vagrant
12 35 (2.28%) Cucumber
13 32 (2.08%) Octopus Deploy
14 30 (1.95%) Maven
15 29 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 28 (1.82%) Moq
17 27 (1.76%) Ant
18 25 (1.63%) Mercurial
19 24 (1.56%) Hudson
20 16 (1.04%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 177 (11.52%) Finance
2 34 (2.21%) Banking
2 34 (2.21%) Retail
3 31 (2.02%) Publishing
4 28 (1.82%) Marketing
5 26 (1.69%) Games
6 24 (1.56%) Advertising
7 17 (1.11%) Local Government
8 15 (0.98%) Telecoms
9 13 (0.85%) Front Office
10 10 (0.65%) Billing
11 9 (0.59%) Back Office
12 8 (0.52%) Legal
13 5 (0.33%) French Language
13 5 (0.33%) Interactive Media
14 4 (0.26%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.20%) German Language
16 2 (0.13%) Italian Language
16 2 (0.13%) Portuguese Language
16 2 (0.13%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 479 (31.16%) Developer
2 311 (20.23%) Architect
3 229 (14.90%) .NET Developer
4 167 (10.87%) C# Developer
5 129 (8.39%) Consultant
6 123 (8.00%) Solutions Architect
7 113 (7.35%) C# .NET Developer
8 105 (6.83%) DevOps Engineer
9 101 (6.57%) ASP.NET Developer
10 99 (6.44%) Azure Developer
11 83 (5.40%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 72 (4.68%) Azure Engineer
13 71 (4.62%) Cloud Engineer
14 66 (4.29%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 64 (4.16%) Cloud Architect
16 62 (4.03%) Project Manager
17 61 (3.97%) Azure Architect
18 59 (3.84%) Senior Developer
19 54 (3.51%) JavaScript Developer
20 48 (3.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 528 (34.35%) .NET
2 284 (18.48%) ASP.NET
3 197 (12.82%) HTML
4 196 (12.75%) AngularJS
5 192 (12.49%) ASP.NET MVC
6 165 (10.74%) CSS
7 160 (10.41%) Web Services
8 144 (9.37%) ASP.NET Web API
9 104 (6.77%) HTML5
10 93 (6.05%) WCF
11 91 (5.92%) jQuery
12 87 (5.66%) .NET Framework
13 77 (5.01%) REST
14 68 (4.42%) Entity Framework
15 55 (3.58%) RESTful
16 47 (3.06%) CSS3
16 47 (3.06%) React
17 45 (2.93%) JSON
18 44 (2.86%) Middleware
19 43 (2.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 108 (7.03%) Data Centre
2 59 (3.84%) Analytical Skills
3 49 (3.19%) Public Cloud
4 47 (3.06%) Mobile App
5 43 (2.80%) Computer Science
6 40 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
7 39 (2.54%) Fintech
8 36 (2.34%) Private Cloud
8 36 (2.34%) User Experience
9 30 (1.95%) Algorithms
10 29 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
11 27 (1.76%) Replication
12 24 (1.56%) Blog
13 23 (1.50%) Client/Server
14 22 (1.43%) Management Information System
15 18 (1.17%) Mathematics
16 17 (1.11%) Hedge funds
17 13 (0.85%) Graphic Design
18 12 (0.78%) Clustering
18 12 (0.78%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 423 (27.52%) Windows
2 210 (13.66%) Linux
3 146 (9.50%) Windows Server
4 77 (5.01%) Windows Server 2012
5 61 (3.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 54 (3.51%) Unix
7 32 (2.08%) Android
8 29 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 26 (1.69%) VMS
10 22 (1.43%) Apple iOS
11 21 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
12 20 (1.30%) Windows 7
12 20 (1.30%) Windows 8
13 17 (1.11%) CentOS
14 9 (0.59%) Windows Phone
15 7 (0.46%) CoreOS
15 7 (0.46%) Windows 10
16 6 (0.39%) Ubuntu
16 6 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
16 6 (0.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 461 (29.99%) Agile Software Development
2 292 (19.00%) MVC
3 236 (15.35%) DevOps
4 198 (12.88%) Migration
5 196 (12.75%) TDD
6 155 (10.08%) Continuous Integration
7 115 (7.48%) Scrum
8 110 (7.16%) ITIL
9 109 (7.09%) BDD
10 104 (6.77%) Configuration Management
11 93 (6.05%) Software Engineering
12 85 (5.53%) CRM
13 81 (5.27%) E-Commerce
14 77 (5.01%) Business Intelligence
15 75 (4.88%) Open Source
16 73 (4.75%) Continuous Delivery
16 73 (4.75%) TOGAF
17 72 (4.68%) OO
18 60 (3.90%) Service Management
19 53 (3.45%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 436 (28.37%) C#
2 393 (25.57%) SQL
3 315 (20.49%) JavaScript
4 218 (14.18%) PowerShell
5 181 (11.78%) Java
6 150 (9.76%) Python
7 146 (9.50%) Ruby
8 47 (3.06%) Bash Shell
8 47 (3.06%) Perl
9 46 (2.99%) T-SQL
10 33 (2.15%) C++
11 29 (1.89%) PHP
12 24 (1.56%) Go
13 20 (1.30%) C
13 20 (1.30%) TypeScript
14 18 (1.17%) Shell Script
14 18 (1.17%) VB.NET
15 16 (1.04%) XAML
16 15 (0.98%) Dart
16 15 (0.98%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 84 (5.47%) Degree
2 82 (5.34%) Security Cleared
3 61 (3.97%) Microsoft Certification
4 46 (2.99%) SC Cleared
5 31 (2.02%) MCSE
6 30 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
7 23 (1.50%) CCNA
8 21 (1.37%) CISSP
9 18 (1.17%) AWS Certification
9 18 (1.17%) MCSA
10 17 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
10 17 (1.11%) MCITP
11 15 (0.98%) CISM
12 13 (0.85%) CCNP
12 13 (0.85%) CCSA
12 13 (0.85%) DV Cleared
13 11 (0.72%) CTC Cleared
14 10 (0.65%) JNCIA
14 10 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 9 (0.59%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (2.21%) QA
2 18 (1.17%) PCI DSS
3 13 (0.85%) SLA
4 11 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.26%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.065%) COBIT
7 1 (0.065%) FedRAMP
7 1 (0.065%) ISO27002
7 1 (0.065%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 280 (18.22%) Active Directory
2 140 (9.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 97 (6.31%) Hyper-V
4 85 (5.53%) Docker
5 47 (3.06%) vSphere
6 38 (2.47%) vCloud
7 15 (0.98%) XenApp
8 11 (0.72%) KVM
8 11 (0.72%) Xen
9 10 (0.65%) Ceph
10 9 (0.59%) VMware ESX
10 9 (0.59%) XenDesktop
11 7 (0.46%) GlusterFS
11 7 (0.46%) XenServer
12 6 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
13 5 (0.33%) Firmware
13 5 (0.33%) HDFS
13 5 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (0.33%) UAG
14 4 (0.26%) iptables
Systems Management
1 209 (13.60%) Puppet
2 163 (10.61%) Opscode Chef
3 96 (6.25%) Ansible
4 91 (5.92%) SCCM
5 63 (4.10%) SCOM
6 47 (3.06%) Nagios
7 34 (2.21%) Salt
8 31 (2.02%) Windows Intune
9 29 (1.89%) Kubernetes
9 29 (1.89%) logstash
10 23 (1.50%) SCVMM
11 22 (1.43%) Graphite
11 22 (1.43%) Uchiwa
12 20 (1.30%) Grafana
13 18 (1.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 18 (1.17%) Kibana
14 15 (0.98%) Terraform
15 14 (0.91%) Packer
16 10 (0.65%) HAProxy
17 8 (0.52%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 647 (42.09%) Microsoft
2 210 (13.66%) VMware
3 100 (6.51%) Oracle
4 93 (6.05%) Google
5 62 (4.03%) Cisco
6 59 (3.84%) Citrix
7 56 (3.64%) HP
8 42 (2.73%) Splunk
9 41 (2.67%) Red Hat
10 31 (2.02%) New Relic
11 28 (1.82%) Rackspace
12 27 (1.76%) Dell
13 26 (1.69%) SAP
13 26 (1.69%) Sitecore
14 25 (1.63%) Atlassian
14 25 (1.63%) NetApp
15 18 (1.17%) CheckPoint
15 18 (1.17%) IBM
16 17 (1.11%) RightScale
16 17 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
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Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
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Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oscar
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Lockheed Martin
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Rate: £250 - £650 per day + Dependent on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
JM
Rate: £450 - £480 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Volt
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Experis Ltd
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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Nigel Frank International Ltd
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