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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 284 380 485
Rank change year-on-year
+96 +105
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 347 184 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.68% 0.38% 0.17%
As % of the Cloud Services category 19.35% 15.32% 12.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 119 42
Average daily rate
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£413 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £466 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - £13.50
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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
1793 1201 736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.52% 2.47% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1132 838 455
Average daily rate £413 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £125 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 25 8
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £12.70 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.21 £45.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £36.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-53.10% +39.42%

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 22 August 2014.

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
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 22 August 2014. 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 +138 199 £425 +1.79% 64
South East -17 71 £400 +6.66% 25
East of England -15 32 £425 +47.82% 15
South West -13 22 £339 -28.68% 11
West Midlands -20 10 £500 +33.33%
North West +2 6 £525 +75.00% 14
Yorkshire +6 3 £325 +18.18% 4
East Midlands -3 1 - - 2
North East - 1 £313 - 5
Microsoft Azure
UK

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

1 322 (52.79%) .NET
2 283 (46.39%) Windows
3 282 (46.23%) C#
4 275 (45.08%) Microsoft
5 213 (34.92%) ASP.NET
6 209 (34.26%) SQL Server
7 175 (28.69%) MVC
8 148 (24.26%) SQL
9 136 (22.30%) Agile Software Development
10 122 (20.00%) JavaScript
11 119 (19.51%) Web Services
12 114 (18.69%) Team Foundation Server
13 112 (18.36%) HTML
14 106 (17.38%) WCF
15 101 (16.56%) CSS
16 97 (15.90%) Scrum
17 95 (15.57%) TDD
18 93 (15.25%) ASP.NET MVC
19 91 (14.92%) .NET Framework
20 87 (14.26%) Amazon AWS
21 83 (13.61%) Active Directory
22 81 (13.28%) IIS
23 77 (12.62%) SQL Server 2008
24 76 (12.46%) XML
25 74 (12.13%) Office 365
26 73 (11.97%) PaaS
26 73 (11.97%) MS Excel
27 72 (11.80%) VMware
28 71 (11.64%) SharePoint
29 67 (10.98%) Visual Studio

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 81 (13.28%) IIS
2 71 (11.64%) SharePoint
3 41 (6.72%) MS Exchange
4 39 (6.39%) BizTalk Server
5 36 (5.90%) SharePoint 2013
6 29 (4.75%) Node.js
7 22 (3.61%) Lync
8 21 (3.44%) Confluence
9 20 (3.28%) OpenStack
10 19 (3.11%) CMS
11 18 (2.95%) SharePoint 2010
12 17 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2010
13 10 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
14 7 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
14 7 (1.15%) Office Communications Server
14 7 (1.15%) Sitecore CMS
15 5 (0.82%) Umbraco
16 4 (0.66%) nginx
16 4 (0.66%) GlassFish
16 4 (0.66%) Apache
Applications
1 73 (11.97%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.15%) MS Office
3 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 22 (3.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.66%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 87 (14.26%) Amazon AWS
2 74 (12.13%) Office 365
3 73 (11.97%) PaaS
4 35 (5.74%) IaaS
5 26 (4.26%) SaaS
6 19 (3.11%) Amazon EC2
7 10 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.82%) Heroku
9 4 (0.66%) IBM SmartCloud
10 3 (0.49%) GitHub
11 2 (0.33%) Rackspace Cloud
12 1 (0.16%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.16%) Gitorious
12 1 (0.16%) Google Compute Engine
12 1 (0.16%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 53 (8.69%) DNS
2 32 (5.25%) DHCP
3 30 (4.92%) HTTP
4 29 (4.75%) Firewall
5 23 (3.77%) Internet
6 19 (3.11%) SAN
7 18 (2.95%) VPN
8 17 (2.79%) SSL
8 17 (2.79%) Wi-Fi
9 16 (2.62%) WAN
10 15 (2.46%) LAN
11 14 (2.30%) VLAN
12 9 (1.48%) MPLS
13 8 (1.31%) SNMP
13 8 (1.31%) TCP/IP
13 8 (1.31%) VoIP
14 7 (1.15%) FTP
14 7 (1.15%) NAS
15 6 (0.98%) Network Security
15 6 (0.98%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 209 (34.26%) SQL Server
2 77 (12.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 45 (7.38%) Azure SQL Database
4 32 (5.25%) SQL Server 2005
5 31 (5.08%) Hadoop
6 27 (4.43%) NoSQL
7 18 (2.95%) Big Data
8 16 (2.62%) SQL Server 2012
8 16 (2.62%) Amazon RDS
9 14 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 13 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 12 (1.97%) MongoDB
12 11 (1.80%) Relational Database
13 10 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
14 8 (1.31%) MySQL
14 8 (1.31%) Couchbase
15 7 (1.15%) RavenDB
15 7 (1.15%) RDBMS
15 7 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
16 5 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 114 (18.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 67 (10.98%) Visual Studio
3 57 (9.34%) Git (software)
4 31 (5.08%) TeamCity
5 24 (3.93%) JIRA
6 19 (3.11%) Subversion
6 19 (3.11%) Jenkins
7 18 (2.95%) NUnit
8 14 (2.30%) SpecFlow
9 12 (1.97%) Selenium
10 10 (1.64%) MSBuild
11 9 (1.48%) MSTest
12 8 (1.31%) Artifactory
13 7 (1.15%) Jasmine
13 7 (1.15%) FinalBuilder
14 6 (0.98%) Log4Net
15 5 (0.82%) Octopus Deploy
15 5 (0.82%) Bugzilla
16 4 (0.66%) WebDriver
16 4 (0.66%) JSUnit
General
1 30 (4.92%) Finance
2 18 (2.95%) Marketing
3 15 (2.46%) Telecoms
4 13 (2.13%) Back Office
5 8 (1.31%) Banking
5 8 (1.31%) Retail
5 8 (1.31%) Publishing
6 7 (1.15%) Legal
7 5 (0.82%) Advertising
8 4 (0.66%) Billing
8 4 (0.66%) Electronics
8 4 (0.66%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.49%) Front Office
9 3 (0.49%) Mandarin Language
9 3 (0.49%) Japanese Language
9 3 (0.49%) Korean Language
10 2 (0.33%) Games
11 1 (0.16%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.16%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 282 (46.23%) Developer
2 109 (17.87%) .NET Developer
3 71 (11.64%) Architect
4 69 (11.31%) C# Developer
5 58 (9.51%) Senior Developer
6 52 (8.52%) Consultant
7 36 (5.90%) DevOps Engineer
8 33 (5.41%) C# .NET Developer
9 32 (5.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 32 (5.25%) Senior .NET Developer
10 31 (5.08%) BizTalk Developer
11 30 (4.92%) Web Developer
12 27 (4.43%) ASP.NET Developer
13 25 (4.10%) Software Engineer
14 18 (2.95%) Analyst
15 17 (2.79%) SharePoint Developer
16 15 (2.46%) Software Developer
16 15 (2.46%) Configuration Engineer
17 14 (2.30%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 14 (2.30%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 322 (52.79%) .NET
2 213 (34.92%) ASP.NET
3 119 (19.51%) Web Services
4 112 (18.36%) HTML
5 106 (17.38%) WCF
6 101 (16.56%) CSS
7 93 (15.25%) ASP.NET MVC
8 91 (14.92%) .NET Framework
9 76 (12.46%) XML
10 64 (10.49%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 60 (9.84%) jQuery
12 58 (9.51%) HTML5
13 34 (5.57%) ASP.NET Web API
14 33 (5.41%) REST
15 32 (5.25%) KnockoutJS
15 32 (5.25%) Ajax
16 31 (5.08%) LINQ
17 30 (4.92%) WPF
17 30 (4.92%) AngularJS
17 30 (4.92%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 23 (3.77%) Open Source
2 18 (2.95%) CMDB
3 15 (2.46%) GIS
3 15 (2.46%) Computer Science
4 13 (2.13%) Mobile App
5 12 (1.97%) PKI
6 11 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.31%) Clustering
7 8 (1.31%) Replication
8 6 (0.98%) Wiki
9 5 (0.82%) Inversion of Control
10 4 (0.66%) DTV
10 4 (0.66%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.66%) Digital Media
11 3 (0.49%) Social Media
11 3 (0.49%) IPTV
11 3 (0.49%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (0.49%) Video on Demand
12 2 (0.33%) Derivative
13 1 (0.16%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 283 (46.39%) Windows
2 57 (9.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 53 (8.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 47 (7.70%) Linux
5 28 (4.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (3.28%) Windows 8
7 13 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (1.64%) Windows 7
9 9 (1.48%) Android
10 7 (1.15%) UNIX
10 7 (1.15%) Windows XP
11 6 (0.98%) Ubuntu
11 6 (0.98%) Apple iOS
12 5 (0.82%) Windows Phone 8
12 5 (0.82%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (28.69%) MVC
2 136 (22.30%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (15.90%) Scrum
4 95 (15.57%) TDD
5 65 (10.66%) DevOps
6 61 (10.00%) SOA
7 58 (9.51%) Configuration Management
8 42 (6.89%) E-Commerce
9 41 (6.72%) Unit Testing
10 37 (6.07%) Web Development
11 36 (5.90%) OO
11 36 (5.90%) ITIL
12 35 (5.74%) Project Management
13 34 (5.57%) Workflow
14 31 (5.08%) Continuous Integration
15 30 (4.92%) Software Engineering
16 29 (4.75%) BDD
16 29 (4.75%) Migration
17 27 (4.43%) Service Delivery
18 23 (3.77%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 282 (46.23%) C#
2 148 (24.26%) SQL
3 122 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 57 (9.34%) PowerShell
5 31 (5.08%) VB
6 29 (4.75%) Ruby
6 29 (4.75%) Java
7 25 (4.10%) Python
8 24 (3.93%) PL/SQL
9 17 (2.79%) T-SQL
10 14 (2.30%) VB.NET
11 12 (1.97%) C++
11 12 (1.97%) C
12 11 (1.80%) PHP
13 10 (1.64%) XAML
14 7 (1.15%) VBScript
14 7 (1.15%) Perl
14 7 (1.15%) VB6
15 5 (0.82%) Bash Shell
16 4 (0.66%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 38 (6.23%) Security Cleared
2 30 (4.92%) SC Cleared
3 28 (4.59%) Degree
4 17 (2.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (2.13%) MCP
6 12 (1.97%) MCSE
7 11 (1.80%) MCSA
8 9 (1.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 9 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.98%) ISEB
10 5 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.82%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.49%) CCNA
11 3 (0.49%) MCITP
11 3 (0.49%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.49%) MCTS
12 2 (0.33%) CCNP
12 2 (0.33%) PhD
13 1 (0.16%) CCIE
13 1 (0.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.80%) QA
2 9 (1.48%) SLA
3 8 (1.31%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 83 (13.61%) Active Directory
2 41 (6.72%) Hyper-V
3 35 (5.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (2.95%) vSphere
5 12 (1.97%) UAG
6 11 (1.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 10 (1.64%) XenApp
8 6 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.33%) XenServer
9 2 (0.33%) HDFS
9 2 (0.33%) vCloud
10 1 (0.16%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.16%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 61 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
2 32 (5.25%) SCCM
3 30 (4.92%) Puppet
4 12 (1.97%) SCOM
4 12 (1.97%) Ansible
5 11 (1.80%) Salt
6 9 (1.48%) Vagrant
6 9 (1.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 9 (1.48%) Nagios
7 3 (0.49%) Oozie
7 3 (0.49%) Foglight
8 2 (0.33%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.33%) Windows Intune
9 1 (0.16%) SCSM
9 1 (0.16%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.16%) Ambari
9 1 (0.16%) OpenView
9 1 (0.16%) WMI
9 1 (0.16%) WSUS
9 1 (0.16%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 275 (45.08%) Microsoft
2 72 (11.80%) VMware
3 42 (6.89%) Oracle
4 30 (4.92%) Citrix
5 27 (4.43%) Cisco
6 22 (3.61%) HP
7 19 (3.11%) SAP
8 15 (2.46%) Red Hat
8 15 (2.46%) SolarWinds
9 14 (2.30%) Google
10 13 (2.13%) Rackspace
10 13 (2.13%) Akamai
11 9 (1.48%) Sitecore
12 8 (1.31%) Juniper
13 7 (1.15%) New Relic
13 7 (1.15%) JBoss
14 6 (0.98%) EPiServer
14 6 (0.98%) NetApp
15 5 (0.82%) EMC
15 5 (0.82%) IBM
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £425 - £426 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £405 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
SmartSourcing plc
Rate: please quote daily rate
Posted: 23 hours ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: From £300 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Yoh
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £350 to £375 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
Aston Carter
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £25000 - £30000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harris Global
Rate: Up to £380 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Vitamin T
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Reading
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £325 - £370 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
West Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Bath
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: 14 days ago