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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 68 202 319
Rank change year-on-year
+134 +117
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 1562 585 293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.13% 1.13% 0.60%
As % of the Cloud Services category 29.69% 18.14% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1080 360 200
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+20.54% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +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
5261 3225 2172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.55% 6.25% 4.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3723 2154 1413
Median daily rate £475 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.45% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 45 52
Median hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.08% +37.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £46.00 £31.64
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £22.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-29.54% +29.41%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +110 763 £475 +9.13% 162
South East +99 299 £450 +9.09% 71
West Midlands +41 139 £400 +2.56% 29
South West +52 102 £438 +34.61% 33
Yorkshire +64 83 £513 +28.12% 24
East of England +36 60 £388 +1.63% 20
North West +32 48 £428 +33.59% 34
East Midlands +36 47 £560 +53.42% 18
Midlands +10 16 £500 +11.11% 1
North East -33 15 £344 +9.20% 5
Microsoft Azure
UK

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 1108 (39.10%) Amazon AWS
2 1100 (38.81%) Microsoft
3 830 (29.29%) Agile Software Development
4 776 (27.38%) Windows
5 748 (26.39%) .NET
6 638 (22.51%) DevOps
7 595 (21.00%) C#
8 593 (20.92%) Active Directory
9 576 (20.32%) SQL
10 572 (20.18%) Office 365
11 546 (19.27%) SQL Server
12 443 (15.63%) Linux
13 429 (15.14%) JavaScript
14 420 (14.82%) Puppet
15 416 (14.68%) PowerShell
16 409 (14.43%) Migration
17 402 (14.18%) Java
18 354 (12.49%) TDD
19 347 (12.24%) VMware
20 341 (12.03%) SharePoint
21 337 (11.89%) IaaS
22 322 (11.36%) ASP.NET
22 322 (11.36%) MVC
23 321 (11.33%) PaaS
24 317 (11.19%) Opscode Chef
25 313 (11.04%) Git (software)
26 306 (10.80%) Continuous Integration
27 299 (10.55%) HTML
28 286 (10.09%) Web Services
29 278 (9.81%) Windows Server

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
1 341 (12.03%) SharePoint
2 213 (7.52%) OpenStack
3 139 (4.90%) Skype for Business
4 103 (3.63%) MS Exchange
5 102 (3.60%) IIS
6 90 (3.18%) Elasticsearch
7 72 (2.54%) Confluence
8 55 (1.94%) BizTalk Server
9 52 (1.83%) Cloud Foundry
10 51 (1.80%) Tomcat
11 49 (1.73%) CMS
12 43 (1.52%) Apache Spark
13 37 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2010
13 37 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
14 36 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
15 33 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
16 32 (1.13%) Apache
17 28 (0.99%) nginx
17 28 (0.99%) WebLogic
18 21 (0.74%) JBoss
Applications
1 270 (9.53%) MS Excel
2 108 (3.81%) MS Office
3 27 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
4 24 (0.85%) MS Visio
5 19 (0.67%) MS Project
6 17 (0.60%) OmniGraffle
7 12 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
7 12 (0.42%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.035%) Gliffy
9 1 (0.035%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.035%) InVision
Business Applications
1 126 (4.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (0.46%) SDL Web 8
4 6 (0.21%) Maximo
4 6 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
7 3 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.071%) assyst
9 1 (0.035%) BigMachines
9 1 (0.035%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.035%) Eloqua
9 1 (0.035%) OpenText Process Suite
9 1 (0.035%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.035%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.035%) Sage X3
9 1 (0.035%) SAP HR
9 1 (0.035%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1108 (39.10%) Amazon AWS
2 572 (20.18%) Office 365
3 337 (11.89%) IaaS
4 321 (11.33%) PaaS
5 269 (9.49%) Azure Active Directory
6 159 (5.61%) SaaS
7 147 (5.19%) Cloud Computing
8 86 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
9 79 (2.79%) Yammer
10 74 (2.61%) Google Cloud Platform
11 73 (2.58%) GitHub
12 43 (1.52%) Heroku
13 41 (1.45%) Amazon S3
14 40 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
14 40 (1.41%) OneDrive
15 34 (1.20%) Google App Engine
16 26 (0.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 21 (0.74%) Google Apps
18 13 (0.46%) TestFlight
19 11 (0.39%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 179 (6.32%) Firewall
2 162 (5.72%) DNS
3 136 (4.80%) VPN
4 106 (3.74%) Skype
5 89 (3.14%) WAN
6 85 (3.00%) Network Security
7 84 (2.96%) LAN
8 73 (2.58%) TCP/IP
9 68 (2.40%) DHCP
10 67 (2.36%) HTTP
11 66 (2.33%) Internet
11 66 (2.33%) SAN
12 61 (2.15%) Wireless
13 49 (1.73%) SSL
14 34 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
15 28 (0.99%) Kerberos
16 25 (0.88%) LDAP
17 21 (0.74%) VLAN
18 20 (0.71%) Intranet
18 20 (0.71%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 546 (19.27%) SQL Server
2 145 (5.12%) NoSQL
3 144 (5.08%) MongoDB
4 126 (4.45%) Azure SQL Database
5 115 (4.06%) Hadoop
6 88 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
7 85 (3.00%) MySQL
8 75 (2.65%) Big Data
9 73 (2.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 67 (2.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 66 (2.33%) Relational Database
12 62 (2.19%) Redis
12 62 (2.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 57 (2.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 54 (1.91%) Power BI
15 51 (1.80%) Apache Cassandra
16 50 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
17 49 (1.73%) SQL Server 2008
18 47 (1.66%) SQL Server 2012
19 44 (1.55%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 313 (11.04%) Git (software)
2 223 (7.87%) Jenkins
3 141 (4.98%) JIRA
3 141 (4.98%) Team Foundation Server
4 133 (4.69%) Octopus Deploy
5 126 (4.45%) TeamCity
6 102 (3.60%) Visual Studio
7 88 (3.11%) Maven
8 85 (3.00%) Vagrant
9 53 (1.87%) JUnit
10 44 (1.55%) Subversion
11 43 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 43 (1.52%) Selenium
12 40 (1.41%) Artifactory
12 40 (1.41%) Cucumber
13 33 (1.16%) MSBuild
14 31 (1.09%) NuGet
15 29 (1.02%) Mockito
16 25 (0.88%) Hudson
16 25 (0.88%) Travis CI
General
1 237 (8.36%) Finance
2 108 (3.81%) Retail
3 65 (2.29%) Banking
4 60 (2.12%) Marketing
5 50 (1.76%) Telecoms
6 41 (1.45%) Publishing
7 37 (1.31%) Back Office
8 35 (1.24%) Advertising
9 24 (0.85%) Front Office
10 23 (0.81%) Local Government
11 21 (0.74%) Games
11 21 (0.74%) Legal
11 21 (0.74%) Manufacturing
12 16 (0.56%) Spanish Language
13 11 (0.39%) German Language
13 11 (0.39%) Investment Banking
14 10 (0.35%) Automotive
14 10 (0.35%) Financial Institution
15 8 (0.28%) Billing
15 8 (0.28%) French Language
Job Titles
1 727 (25.65%) Developer
2 568 (20.04%) Architect
3 289 (10.20%) Consultant
4 288 (10.16%) DevOps Engineer
5 261 (9.21%) .NET Developer
6 215 (7.59%) C# Developer
7 187 (6.60%) Cloud Architect
8 156 (5.50%) Azure Engineer
9 148 (5.22%) C# .NET Developer
10 147 (5.19%) Cloud Engineer
11 146 (5.15%) Azure Architect
12 142 (5.01%) Solutions Architect
13 130 (4.59%) Azure Developer
14 129 (4.55%) Azure Consultant
15 117 (4.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 107 (3.78%) Project Manager
17 104 (3.67%) Infrastructure Architect
18 101 (3.56%) Senior Developer
19 97 (3.42%) Analyst
20 93 (3.28%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 748 (26.39%) .NET
2 322 (11.36%) ASP.NET
3 299 (10.55%) HTML
4 286 (10.09%) Web Services
5 271 (9.56%) CSS
6 211 (7.45%) AngularJS
7 199 (7.02%) ASP.NET MVC
8 162 (5.72%) REST
9 150 (5.29%) ASP.NET Web API
10 128 (4.52%) jQuery
11 125 (4.41%) HTML5
12 114 (4.02%) .NET Framework
13 108 (3.81%) RESTful
14 105 (3.71%) Node.js
15 103 (3.63%) WCF
16 99 (3.49%) JSON
16 99 (3.49%) RabbitMQ
17 87 (3.07%) XML
18 85 (3.00%) J2EE
19 81 (2.86%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 192 (6.77%) Data Centre
2 138 (4.87%) Public Cloud
3 100 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
4 82 (2.89%) Mobile App
5 80 (2.82%) Hybrid Cloud
6 74 (2.61%) Private Cloud
7 62 (2.19%) User Experience
8 60 (2.12%) Computer Science
8 60 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
9 41 (1.45%) Management Information System
10 34 (1.20%) PKI
11 33 (1.16%) Clustering
12 26 (0.92%) Replication
12 26 (0.92%) Visualisation
13 23 (0.81%) Digital Media
14 20 (0.71%) Blog
14 20 (0.71%) Data Structures
15 19 (0.67%) Hedge funds
15 19 (0.67%) Virtual Team
16 18 (0.64%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 776 (27.38%) Windows
2 443 (15.63%) Linux
3 278 (9.81%) Windows Server
4 152 (5.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 105 (3.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 100 (3.53%) Unix
7 65 (2.29%) Windows 10
8 51 (1.80%) Apple iOS
9 45 (1.59%) VMS
10 40 (1.41%) Android
11 35 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
12 31 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 29 (1.02%) Windows 7
14 28 (0.99%) Mac OS X
15 27 (0.95%) CentOS
16 25 (0.88%) Ubuntu
17 24 (0.85%) Windows 8
18 11 (0.39%) Solaris
19 10 (0.35%) SUSE
20 5 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 830 (29.29%) Agile Software Development
2 638 (22.51%) DevOps
3 409 (14.43%) Migration
4 354 (12.49%) TDD
5 322 (11.36%) MVC
6 306 (10.80%) Continuous Integration
7 272 (9.60%) Scrum
8 201 (7.09%) Configuration Management
9 186 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
9 186 (6.56%) CRM
10 179 (6.32%) Continuous Delivery
11 174 (6.14%) Software Engineering
12 173 (6.10%) E-Commerce
13 168 (5.93%) ITIL
14 163 (5.75%) Open Source
15 160 (5.65%) BDD
16 149 (5.26%) High Availability
17 127 (4.48%) Project Management
18 121 (4.27%) TOGAF
19 119 (4.20%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 595 (21.00%) C#
2 576 (20.32%) SQL
3 429 (15.14%) JavaScript
4 416 (14.68%) PowerShell
5 402 (14.18%) Java
6 245 (8.65%) Ruby
7 224 (7.90%) Python
8 106 (3.74%) Bash Shell
9 105 (3.71%) Perl
10 88 (3.11%) T-SQL
11 82 (2.89%) PHP
12 62 (2.19%) Go
13 61 (2.15%) Scala
14 58 (2.05%) Shell Script
15 56 (1.98%) C++
16 38 (1.34%) C
17 32 (1.13%) VB.NET
18 29 (1.02%) TypeScript
19 22 (0.78%) VB
20 21 (0.74%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 209 (7.37%) Security Cleared
2 154 (5.43%) SC Cleared
3 102 (3.60%) Degree
4 93 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 65 (2.29%) CISSP
6 58 (2.05%) MCSE
7 34 (1.20%) MCITP
8 29 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
9 25 (0.88%) CCNA
10 24 (0.85%) MCTS
11 23 (0.81%) MCSA
12 18 (0.64%) ISEB
13 16 (0.56%) AWS Certification
14 15 (0.53%) CISM
14 15 (0.53%) ISTQB
15 14 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
16 12 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
16 12 (0.42%) MCSD
16 12 (0.42%) PMI Certification
17 11 (0.39%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (2.82%) QA
2 41 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 31 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
4 26 (0.92%) PCI DSS
5 20 (0.71%) SLA
6 11 (0.39%) Data Quality
7 10 (0.35%) GCP
8 4 (0.14%) COBIT
9 2 (0.071%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.035%) BS7799
10 1 (0.035%) FISMA
10 1 (0.035%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.035%) HIPAA
System Software
1 593 (20.92%) Active Directory
2 233 (8.22%) Docker
3 225 (7.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 158 (5.58%) Hyper-V
5 82 (2.89%) Virtual Machines
6 73 (2.58%) vCloud
7 66 (2.33%) vSphere
8 32 (1.13%) VMware ESX
9 29 (1.02%) XenApp
10 25 (0.88%) XenDesktop
11 22 (0.78%) KVM
12 20 (0.71%) Xen
13 16 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
14 15 (0.53%) DFS Replication
15 14 (0.49%) HDFS
15 14 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
16 10 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
17 9 (0.32%) BitLocker
17 9 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 9 (0.32%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 420 (14.82%) Puppet
2 317 (11.19%) Opscode Chef
3 251 (8.86%) Ansible
4 143 (5.05%) SCCM
5 106 (3.74%) SCOM
6 88 (3.11%) Terraform
7 65 (2.29%) Kubernetes
7 65 (2.29%) Microsoft Intune
8 49 (1.73%) Packer
9 41 (1.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 37 (1.31%) Consul
11 36 (1.27%) Mesos
11 36 (1.27%) Uchiwa
12 35 (1.24%) logstash
13 34 (1.20%) Kibana
14 32 (1.13%) Graphite
15 31 (1.09%) Nagios
16 26 (0.92%) Salt
17 25 (0.88%) Grafana
18 17 (0.60%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 1100 (38.81%) Microsoft
2 347 (12.24%) VMware
3 205 (7.23%) Google
4 185 (6.53%) Oracle
5 142 (5.01%) Cisco
6 103 (3.63%) Citrix
7 65 (2.29%) Splunk
8 61 (2.15%) SAP
9 60 (2.12%) Atlassian
10 59 (2.08%) Red Hat
11 51 (1.80%) Rackspace
11 51 (1.80%) Sitecore
12 50 (1.76%) IBM
13 47 (1.66%) HP
14 43 (1.52%) Dell
15 41 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
16 32 (1.13%) EMC
16 32 (1.13%) Infor
17 30 (1.06%) ForgeRock
17 30 (1.06%) NetApp
City, London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £500 - £580 per day
Posted: 44 minutes ago
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Central London / West End
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: From £600 to £700 per day Initial 6 Month Contract
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £450 - £550 Per Day Contract
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
IntaPeople
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
Yoh
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £300 - £325 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £650 per day + On Application
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £17.50 - £18.00 per hour + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £500 - £700 per day + Competitive & Flexible
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Net Talent
Posted: 2 days ago
London
PCR
Rate: £400 - £485 per day + likely extension
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Revolution Technology
Rate: From £300 to £320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Square One Resources
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Merseyside
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £340 - £380 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £20,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £510 per day Dependant on Experience
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £400.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £288.64 - £360.80 per day + Excellent
Posted: 6 days ago
Hertfordshire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £625 per day
Posted: 2 days ago