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 23 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 68 200 328
Rank change year-on-year
+132 +128
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 1549 581 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.10% 1.13% 0.59%
As % of the Cloud Services category 29.57% 17.99% 13.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1065 356 194
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 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £590 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.33%
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
5239 3230 2126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.49% 6.26% 4.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3707 2158 1389
Median daily rate £473 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.85% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £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 44 53
Median hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £46.50 £33.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £22.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-31.11% +32.35%

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 23 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 23 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 23 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 +101 758 £475 +5.55% 161
South East +92 292 £450 +12.50% 74
West Midlands +44 140 £400 +2.56% 25
South West +62 102 £431 +32.69% 34
Yorkshire +69 82 £488 +25.80% 23
East of England +38 60 £388 +6.89% 20
East Midlands +40 47 £560 +53.42% 18
North West +9 46 £425 +30.76% 33
Midlands +10 17 £500 +11.11% 2
North East -30 15 £344 +9.20% 5
Microsoft Azure
UK

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 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 1106 (39.32%) Amazon AWS
2 1086 (38.61%) Microsoft
3 830 (29.51%) Agile Software Development
4 767 (27.27%) Windows
5 741 (26.34%) .NET
6 635 (22.57%) DevOps
7 590 (20.97%) C#
8 583 (20.73%) Active Directory
9 576 (20.48%) SQL
10 564 (20.05%) Office 365
11 542 (19.27%) SQL Server
12 450 (16.00%) Linux
13 424 (15.07%) JavaScript
14 422 (15.00%) Puppet
15 416 (14.79%) PowerShell
16 408 (14.50%) Java
17 401 (14.26%) Migration
18 349 (12.41%) VMware
18 349 (12.41%) TDD
19 336 (11.94%) SharePoint
20 333 (11.84%) IaaS
21 321 (11.41%) PaaS
22 320 (11.38%) Opscode Chef
22 320 (11.38%) MVC
23 318 (11.30%) Git (software)
24 317 (11.27%) ASP.NET
25 309 (10.98%) Continuous Integration
26 299 (10.63%) HTML
27 286 (10.17%) Web Services
28 273 (9.70%) 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
1 336 (11.94%) SharePoint
2 216 (7.68%) OpenStack
3 135 (4.80%) Skype for Business
4 103 (3.66%) MS Exchange
5 101 (3.59%) IIS
6 86 (3.06%) Elasticsearch
7 72 (2.56%) Confluence
8 54 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
9 52 (1.85%) Cloud Foundry
10 49 (1.74%) Tomcat
11 48 (1.71%) CMS
12 43 (1.53%) Apache Spark
13 37 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
14 36 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
14 36 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
15 34 (1.21%) Apache
16 31 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
17 30 (1.07%) nginx
18 28 (1.00%) WebLogic
19 21 (0.75%) JBoss
Applications
1 268 (9.53%) MS Excel
2 106 (3.77%) MS Office
3 27 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 24 (0.85%) MS Visio
5 19 (0.68%) MS Project
6 18 (0.64%) OmniGraffle
7 13 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
7 13 (0.46%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.036%) Gliffy
9 1 (0.036%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.036%) InVision
Business Applications
1 124 (4.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (0.50%) SDL Web 8
4 7 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.21%) Maximo
6 5 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
8 3 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
9 2 (0.071%) assyst
10 1 (0.036%) BigMachines
10 1 (0.036%) BusinessWorks
10 1 (0.036%) Eloqua
10 1 (0.036%) OpenText Process Suite
10 1 (0.036%) Oracle EBS
10 1 (0.036%) Oracle Payables
10 1 (0.036%) Sage X3
10 1 (0.036%) SAP HR
10 1 (0.036%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1106 (39.32%) Amazon AWS
2 564 (20.05%) Office 365
3 333 (11.84%) IaaS
4 321 (11.41%) PaaS
5 264 (9.38%) Azure Active Directory
6 158 (5.62%) SaaS
7 143 (5.08%) Cloud Computing
8 86 (3.06%) Amazon EC2
9 76 (2.70%) Yammer
10 74 (2.63%) Google Cloud Platform
11 73 (2.60%) GitHub
12 43 (1.53%) Heroku
13 41 (1.46%) Amazon S3
14 40 (1.42%) AWS CloudFormation
15 38 (1.35%) OneDrive
16 34 (1.21%) Google App Engine
17 26 (0.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 20 (0.71%) Google Apps
19 13 (0.46%) TestFlight
20 11 (0.39%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 177 (6.29%) Firewall
2 162 (5.76%) DNS
3 130 (4.62%) VPN
4 104 (3.70%) Skype
5 85 (3.02%) WAN
6 84 (2.99%) Network Security
7 80 (2.84%) LAN
8 76 (2.70%) TCP/IP
9 69 (2.45%) HTTP
10 67 (2.38%) DHCP
11 66 (2.35%) Internet
12 64 (2.28%) SAN
13 58 (2.06%) Wireless
14 50 (1.78%) SSL
15 33 (1.17%) Wi-Fi
16 28 (1.00%) Kerberos
17 25 (0.89%) LDAP
18 20 (0.71%) Intranet
18 20 (0.71%) Intrusion Detection
18 20 (0.71%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 542 (19.27%) SQL Server
2 146 (5.19%) NoSQL
3 145 (5.15%) MongoDB
4 126 (4.48%) Azure SQL Database
5 112 (3.98%) Hadoop
6 88 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
7 87 (3.09%) MySQL
8 74 (2.63%) Big Data
9 73 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 68 (2.42%) Relational Database
11 67 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 65 (2.31%) Redis
13 62 (2.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 55 (1.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 54 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
16 52 (1.85%) Power BI
17 51 (1.81%) Apache Cassandra
18 49 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
19 47 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
20 44 (1.56%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 318 (11.30%) Git (software)
2 227 (8.07%) Jenkins
3 141 (5.01%) JIRA
4 140 (4.98%) Team Foundation Server
5 130 (4.62%) Octopus Deploy
6 123 (4.37%) TeamCity
7 101 (3.59%) Visual Studio
8 86 (3.06%) Maven
8 86 (3.06%) Vagrant
9 51 (1.81%) JUnit
10 44 (1.56%) Subversion
11 43 (1.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 43 (1.53%) Selenium
12 42 (1.49%) Artifactory
13 38 (1.35%) Cucumber
14 33 (1.17%) MSBuild
15 31 (1.10%) NuGet
16 27 (0.96%) Mockito
17 25 (0.89%) Hudson
17 25 (0.89%) Travis CI
General
1 237 (8.43%) Finance
2 106 (3.77%) Retail
3 64 (2.28%) Banking
4 61 (2.17%) Marketing
5 51 (1.81%) Telecoms
6 38 (1.35%) Publishing
7 37 (1.32%) Back Office
8 32 (1.14%) Advertising
9 24 (0.85%) Front Office
10 23 (0.82%) Local Government
11 22 (0.78%) Manufacturing
12 21 (0.75%) Games
13 18 (0.64%) Legal
14 16 (0.57%) Spanish Language
15 11 (0.39%) German Language
16 10 (0.36%) Automotive
16 10 (0.36%) Investment Banking
17 9 (0.32%) Financial Institution
18 8 (0.28%) Billing
18 8 (0.28%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 721 (25.63%) Developer
2 565 (20.09%) Architect
3 292 (10.38%) DevOps Engineer
4 285 (10.13%) Consultant
5 260 (9.24%) .NET Developer
6 214 (7.61%) C# Developer
7 185 (6.58%) Cloud Architect
8 153 (5.44%) Azure Engineer
9 147 (5.23%) C# .NET Developer
10 144 (5.12%) Azure Architect
10 144 (5.12%) Cloud Engineer
11 143 (5.08%) Solutions Architect
12 129 (4.59%) Azure Developer
13 125 (4.44%) Azure Consultant
14 113 (4.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 105 (3.73%) Project Manager
16 104 (3.70%) Infrastructure Architect
17 102 (3.63%) Senior Developer
18 97 (3.45%) Analyst
19 91 (3.23%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 741 (26.34%) .NET
2 317 (11.27%) ASP.NET
3 299 (10.63%) HTML
4 286 (10.17%) Web Services
5 271 (9.63%) CSS
6 206 (7.32%) AngularJS
7 197 (7.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 163 (5.79%) REST
9 149 (5.30%) ASP.NET Web API
10 129 (4.59%) jQuery
11 126 (4.48%) HTML5
12 113 (4.02%) .NET Framework
13 110 (3.91%) Node.js
14 104 (3.70%) RESTful
15 103 (3.66%) WCF
16 98 (3.48%) JSON
17 97 (3.45%) RabbitMQ
18 87 (3.09%) XML
19 83 (2.95%) J2EE
20 81 (2.88%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 191 (6.79%) Data Centre
2 134 (4.76%) Public Cloud
3 99 (3.52%) Analytical Skills
4 83 (2.95%) Mobile App
5 80 (2.84%) Hybrid Cloud
6 74 (2.63%) Private Cloud
7 63 (2.24%) User Experience
8 60 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
9 59 (2.10%) Computer Science
10 40 (1.42%) Management Information System
11 34 (1.21%) PKI
12 33 (1.17%) Clustering
13 26 (0.92%) Visualisation
14 25 (0.89%) Replication
15 23 (0.82%) Digital Media
16 20 (0.71%) Blog
16 20 (0.71%) Data Structures
17 19 (0.68%) Hedge funds
17 19 (0.68%) Virtual Team
18 18 (0.64%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 767 (27.27%) Windows
2 450 (16.00%) Linux
3 273 (9.70%) Windows Server
4 152 (5.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 105 (3.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 103 (3.66%) Unix
7 65 (2.31%) Windows 10
8 49 (1.74%) Apple iOS
9 45 (1.60%) VMS
10 40 (1.42%) Android
11 35 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
12 31 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 29 (1.03%) CentOS
13 29 (1.03%) Windows 7
14 28 (1.00%) Mac OS X
15 25 (0.89%) Ubuntu
16 24 (0.85%) Windows 8
17 11 (0.39%) Solaris
18 10 (0.36%) SUSE
19 7 (0.25%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 830 (29.51%) Agile Software Development
2 635 (22.57%) DevOps
3 401 (14.26%) Migration
4 349 (12.41%) TDD
5 320 (11.38%) MVC
6 309 (10.98%) Continuous Integration
7 271 (9.63%) Scrum
8 206 (7.32%) Configuration Management
9 184 (6.54%) Business Intelligence
10 183 (6.51%) CRM
11 179 (6.36%) Continuous Delivery
12 173 (6.15%) Software Engineering
13 172 (6.11%) E-Commerce
14 166 (5.90%) ITIL
14 166 (5.90%) Open Source
15 157 (5.58%) BDD
16 147 (5.23%) High Availability
17 125 (4.44%) Project Management
18 122 (4.34%) TOGAF
19 115 (4.09%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 590 (20.97%) C#
2 576 (20.48%) SQL
3 424 (15.07%) JavaScript
4 416 (14.79%) PowerShell
5 408 (14.50%) Java
6 253 (8.99%) Ruby
7 232 (8.25%) Python
8 111 (3.95%) Perl
9 109 (3.87%) Bash Shell
10 88 (3.13%) T-SQL
11 84 (2.99%) PHP
12 64 (2.28%) Go
13 61 (2.17%) Scala
14 60 (2.13%) C++
15 58 (2.06%) Shell Script
16 38 (1.35%) C
17 32 (1.14%) VB.NET
18 30 (1.07%) TypeScript
19 22 (0.78%) VB
20 21 (0.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 212 (7.54%) Security Cleared
2 158 (5.62%) SC Cleared
3 100 (3.55%) Degree
4 93 (3.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 64 (2.28%) CISSP
6 58 (2.06%) MCSE
7 34 (1.21%) MCITP
8 29 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
9 25 (0.89%) CCNA
10 24 (0.85%) MCTS
11 23 (0.82%) MCSA
12 19 (0.68%) ISEB
13 16 (0.57%) AWS Certification
14 15 (0.53%) ISTQB
15 14 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
15 14 (0.50%) CISM
16 12 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
16 12 (0.43%) MCSD
16 12 (0.43%) PMI Certification
17 11 (0.39%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (2.84%) QA
2 40 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 31 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
4 26 (0.92%) PCI DSS
5 20 (0.71%) SLA
6 11 (0.39%) Data Quality
7 10 (0.36%) GCP
8 4 (0.14%) COBIT
9 2 (0.071%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.036%) BS7799
10 1 (0.036%) FISMA
10 1 (0.036%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.036%) HIPAA
System Software
1 583 (20.73%) Active Directory
2 237 (8.43%) Docker
3 225 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 157 (5.58%) Hyper-V
5 81 (2.88%) Virtual Machines
6 74 (2.63%) vCloud
7 67 (2.38%) vSphere
8 32 (1.14%) VMware ESX
9 28 (1.00%) XenApp
10 25 (0.89%) XenDesktop
11 23 (0.82%) KVM
12 21 (0.75%) Xen
13 16 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
14 15 (0.53%) DFS Replication
15 14 (0.50%) HDFS
15 14 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
16 10 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
17 9 (0.32%) BitLocker
17 9 (0.32%) Ceph
17 9 (0.32%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 422 (15.00%) Puppet
2 320 (11.38%) Opscode Chef
3 252 (8.96%) Ansible
4 143 (5.08%) SCCM
5 106 (3.77%) SCOM
6 88 (3.13%) Terraform
7 67 (2.38%) Kubernetes
8 65 (2.31%) Microsoft Intune
9 49 (1.74%) Packer
10 41 (1.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 40 (1.42%) Uchiwa
12 39 (1.39%) logstash
13 38 (1.35%) Kibana
14 37 (1.32%) Consul
15 36 (1.28%) Mesos
16 34 (1.21%) Graphite
17 32 (1.14%) Nagios
18 31 (1.10%) Salt
19 29 (1.03%) Grafana
20 18 (0.64%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 1086 (38.61%) Microsoft
2 349 (12.41%) VMware
3 204 (7.25%) Google
4 184 (6.54%) Oracle
5 143 (5.08%) Cisco
6 103 (3.66%) Citrix
7 64 (2.28%) Splunk
8 61 (2.17%) Red Hat
8 61 (2.17%) SAP
9 60 (2.13%) Atlassian
10 53 (1.88%) Sitecore
11 51 (1.81%) Rackspace
12 50 (1.78%) HP
12 50 (1.78%) IBM
13 45 (1.60%) Dell
14 40 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
15 35 (1.24%) EMC
16 31 (1.10%) Infor
16 31 (1.10%) NetApp
17 30 (1.07%) ForgeRock
London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
IntaPeople
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Net Talent
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
PCR
Rate: £400 - £485 per day + likely extension
Posted: 20 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £300 - £325 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £650 per day + On Application
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £17.50 - £18.00 per hour + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
Yoh
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £500 - £700 per day + Competitive & Flexible
Posted: Yesterday
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Square One Resources
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
West Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Revolution Technology
Rate: From £300 to £320 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £510 per day Dependant on Experience
Posted: Yesterday
London
Allen Lane Interim & Permanent Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £625 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £20,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £400.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £340 - £380 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Merseyside
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £288.64 - £360.80 per day + Excellent
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Modis International
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago