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 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 273 387 497
Rank change year-on-year
+114 +110
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 386 181 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.72% 0.38% 0.098%
As % of the Cloud Services category 19.84% 14.88% 7.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 104 27
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £505 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £348 £388
% change year-on-year
+16.54% -10.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £20.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- -31.66%
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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
1946 1216 613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.65% 2.54% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1259 782 370
Average daily rate £425 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 24 17
Average hourly rate £21.56 £17.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.20% -41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.20 £46.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £17.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.85% -41.66%

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 October 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 24 October 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 +121 188 £425 +4.61% 49
South East -35 75 £420 +20.00% 22
East of England +41 60 £400 -20.00% 11
West Midlands +2 28 £481 +109.23% 6
South West -16 19 £360 - 14
East Midlands 0 6 £550 +83.33% 4
North West -14 3 £475 +58.33% 9
Yorkshire -4 1 £375 +15.38% 6
North East -39 1 £375 +1.69% 4
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Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 356 (52.12%) .NET
2 329 (48.17%) Microsoft
3 292 (42.75%) Windows
4 262 (38.36%) Agile Software Development
5 261 (38.21%) C#
6 193 (28.26%) MVC
7 181 (26.50%) ASP.NET
8 180 (26.35%) SQL Server
9 177 (25.92%) SQL
10 139 (20.35%) Web Services
11 128 (18.74%) Scrum
12 126 (18.45%) JavaScript
13 118 (17.28%) HTML
14 115 (16.84%) WCF
15 113 (16.54%) Active Directory
16 112 (16.40%) Amazon AWS
17 109 (15.96%) CSS
18 108 (15.81%) Team Foundation Server
19 100 (14.64%) .NET Framework
20 98 (14.35%) TDD
21 94 (13.76%) IIS
22 93 (13.62%) MS Excel
23 91 (13.32%) VMware
24 89 (13.03%) SharePoint
25 86 (12.59%) PaaS
26 79 (11.57%) ASP.NET MVC
26 79 (11.57%) DevOps
27 74 (10.83%) PowerShell
28 73 (10.69%) E-Commerce
28 73 (10.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 94 (13.76%) IIS
2 89 (13.03%) SharePoint
3 45 (6.59%) Node.js
4 41 (6.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 40 (5.86%) MS Exchange
6 37 (5.42%) OpenStack
7 32 (4.69%) BizTalk Server
8 27 (3.95%) Lync
9 22 (3.22%) Exchange Server 2010
10 21 (3.07%) SharePoint 2010
11 20 (2.93%) Confluence
12 15 (2.20%) CMS
13 12 (1.76%) Elasticsearch
14 10 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2013
15 9 (1.32%) Office Communications Server
16 8 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2007
16 8 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2003
17 7 (1.02%) Apache Solr
18 6 (0.88%) Sitecore CMS
18 6 (0.88%) Umbraco
Applications
1 93 (13.62%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.61%) MS Office
3 5 (0.73%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.59%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.44%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 33 (4.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.59%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 112 (16.40%) Amazon AWS
2 86 (12.59%) PaaS
3 72 (10.54%) Office 365
4 39 (5.71%) Amazon EC2
4 39 (5.71%) IaaS
5 20 (2.93%) SaaS
6 10 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.73%) GitHub
7 5 (0.73%) Heroku
8 4 (0.59%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.29%) IBM SmartCloud
9 2 (0.29%) Rackspace Cloud
10 1 (0.15%) Google Compute Engine
10 1 (0.15%) Gitorious
Communications & Networking
1 67 (9.81%) DNS
2 45 (6.59%) DHCP
3 32 (4.69%) Firewall
4 30 (4.39%) SAN
5 29 (4.25%) HTTP
6 21 (3.07%) VLAN
7 20 (2.93%) FTP
7 20 (2.93%) VPN
8 18 (2.64%) TCP/IP
9 17 (2.49%) WAN
9 17 (2.49%) Wi-Fi
9 17 (2.49%) Internet
10 14 (2.05%) LAN
10 14 (2.05%) NAS
11 13 (1.90%) SSL
12 11 (1.61%) SNMP
12 11 (1.61%) MPLS
13 9 (1.32%) Reverse Proxy
14 8 (1.17%) VoIP
15 7 (1.02%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 180 (26.35%) SQL Server
2 70 (10.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 64 (9.37%) Azure SQL Database
4 29 (4.25%) NoSQL
5 28 (4.10%) Hadoop
6 20 (2.93%) Big Data
7 17 (2.49%) MongoDB
8 16 (2.34%) SQL Server 2012
8 16 (2.34%) SQL Server 2005
9 15 (2.20%) Amazon RDS
9 15 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 14 (2.05%) MySQL
11 9 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (1.02%) Relational Database
13 6 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 5 (0.73%) Apache Cassandra
14 5 (0.73%) Couchbase
14 5 (0.73%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 108 (15.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 50 (7.32%) Visual Studio
3 40 (5.86%) Git (software)
4 28 (4.10%) JIRA
5 26 (3.81%) NUnit
6 25 (3.66%) TeamCity
7 24 (3.51%) MSTest
8 23 (3.37%) Jenkins
9 22 (3.22%) MSBuild
9 22 (3.22%) SpecFlow
10 18 (2.64%) Subversion
11 15 (2.20%) Selenium
12 13 (1.90%) ReSharper
13 12 (1.76%) NCover
13 12 (1.76%) StyleCop
13 12 (1.76%) NDepend
14 7 (1.02%) FinalBuilder
15 6 (0.88%) NuGet
15 6 (0.88%) Fiddler
16 5 (0.73%) Log4Net
General
1 27 (3.95%) Finance
2 17 (2.49%) Marketing
3 11 (1.61%) Banking
4 10 (1.46%) Retail
4 10 (1.46%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.17%) Legal
5 8 (1.17%) Publishing
6 7 (1.02%) Games
7 5 (0.73%) Back Office
8 4 (0.59%) Billing
9 3 (0.44%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.44%) Mandarin Language
9 3 (0.44%) Advertising
9 3 (0.44%) Japanese Language
9 3 (0.44%) Korean Language
10 2 (0.29%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.29%) Electronics
11 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.15%) Front Office
11 1 (0.15%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 288 (42.17%) Developer
2 110 (16.11%) .NET Developer
3 94 (13.76%) Architect
4 61 (8.93%) Consultant
5 57 (8.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 50 (7.32%) C# Developer
7 48 (7.03%) Senior Developer
8 36 (5.27%) DevOps Engineer
9 34 (4.98%) Web Developer
10 33 (4.83%) Senior .NET Developer
11 30 (4.39%) Solutions Architect
12 22 (3.22%) ASP.NET Developer
13 19 (2.78%) C# .NET Developer
14 18 (2.64%) DevOps Consultant
14 18 (2.64%) Analyst
15 17 (2.49%) Senior Consultant
15 17 (2.49%) SharePoint Developer
16 16 (2.34%) Software Developer
16 16 (2.34%) Software Engineer
17 15 (2.20%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 356 (52.12%) .NET
2 181 (26.50%) ASP.NET
3 139 (20.35%) Web Services
4 118 (17.28%) HTML
5 115 (16.84%) WCF
6 109 (15.96%) CSS
7 100 (14.64%) .NET Framework
8 79 (11.57%) ASP.NET MVC
9 73 (10.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 61 (8.93%) jQuery
11 60 (8.78%) HTML5
12 55 (8.05%) XML
13 48 (7.03%) ASP.NET Web API
14 41 (6.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 39 (5.71%) AngularJS
16 37 (5.42%) REST
17 30 (4.39%) XSLT
18 27 (3.95%) Ajax
18 27 (3.95%) KnockoutJS
19 25 (3.66%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 25 (3.66%) Computer Science
2 24 (3.51%) Open Source
3 22 (3.22%) Inversion of Control
4 20 (2.93%) Enterprise Software
5 16 (2.34%) Mobile App
5 16 (2.34%) PKI
6 15 (2.20%) User Experience
6 15 (2.20%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (1.76%) Replication
8 9 (1.32%) Clustering
8 9 (1.32%) CMDB
8 9 (1.32%) Data Structures
9 8 (1.17%) Wiki
9 8 (1.17%) Client/Server
10 6 (0.88%) GIS
11 5 (0.73%) Derivative
12 4 (0.59%) Social Media
13 3 (0.44%) IPTV
13 3 (0.44%) Management Information System
14 2 (0.29%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 292 (42.75%) Windows
2 66 (9.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 60 (8.78%) Linux
4 47 (6.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (3.66%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (2.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (2.20%) Windows 8
8 11 (1.61%) Apple iOS
9 8 (1.17%) Windows 7
9 8 (1.17%) Windows XP
10 7 (1.02%) UNIX
11 5 (0.73%) Android
12 4 (0.59%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.29%) Windows CE
13 2 (0.29%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.29%) Windows Phone 8
13 2 (0.29%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (38.36%) Agile Software Development
2 193 (28.26%) MVC
3 128 (18.74%) Scrum
4 98 (14.35%) TDD
5 79 (11.57%) DevOps
6 73 (10.69%) E-Commerce
7 66 (9.66%) Configuration Management
8 48 (7.03%) BDD
9 40 (5.86%) SOA
10 38 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
11 36 (5.27%) Migration
12 35 (5.12%) ITIL
12 35 (5.12%) CRM
13 33 (4.83%) Web Development
14 32 (4.69%) OO
15 31 (4.54%) Load Balancing
16 29 (4.25%) Workflow
17 24 (3.51%) Project Management
17 24 (3.51%) Unit Testing
18 21 (3.07%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 261 (38.21%) C#
2 177 (25.92%) SQL
3 126 (18.45%) JavaScript
4 74 (10.83%) PowerShell
5 66 (9.66%) Java
6 39 (5.71%) Python
7 36 (5.27%) PL/SQL
7 36 (5.27%) Ruby
8 28 (4.10%) C++
9 19 (2.78%) VB
10 18 (2.64%) VB.NET
11 16 (2.34%) PHP
12 14 (2.05%) T-SQL
13 12 (1.76%) C
14 9 (1.32%) PHP5
15 8 (1.17%) VBScript
16 6 (0.88%) VC++
17 5 (0.73%) XAML
18 4 (0.59%) Shell Script
18 4 (0.59%) Perl
Qualifications
1 33 (4.83%) Degree
2 24 (3.51%) Security Cleared
2 24 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (2.49%) MCSE
4 15 (2.20%) SC Cleared
5 13 (1.90%) MCP
6 12 (1.76%) MCSA
7 6 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (0.88%) MCTS
7 6 (0.88%) MCITP
8 5 (0.73%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.73%) CCNP
9 4 (0.59%) CCNA
9 4 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.29%) PhD
10 2 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.15%) VCAP
11 1 (0.15%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.61%) SLA
1 11 (1.61%) QA
2 6 (0.88%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 113 (16.54%) Active Directory
2 49 (7.17%) Hyper-V
3 43 (6.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (2.93%) vSphere
5 14 (2.05%) UAG
6 13 (1.90%) XenApp
7 8 (1.17%) Platform Symphony
8 4 (0.59%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.44%) vCloud
10 2 (0.29%) HDFS
10 2 (0.29%) Xen
10 2 (0.29%) XenServer
11 1 (0.15%) Firmware
11 1 (0.15%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.15%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.15%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 65 (9.52%) Opscode Chef
2 52 (7.61%) Puppet
3 49 (7.17%) SCCM
4 32 (4.69%) SCOM
5 24 (3.51%) Vagrant
6 18 (2.64%) Ansible
6 18 (2.64%) Salt
7 17 (2.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 17 (2.49%) Nagios
8 4 (0.59%) SCSM
8 4 (0.59%) SCOrch
9 3 (0.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (0.44%) Hadoop YARN
9 3 (0.44%) Foglight
9 3 (0.44%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.44%) Oozie
9 3 (0.44%) SolarWinds Orion
9 3 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.44%) Windows Intune
10 2 (0.29%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 329 (48.17%) Microsoft
2 91 (13.32%) VMware
3 57 (8.35%) Oracle
4 30 (4.39%) HP
5 29 (4.25%) Citrix
6 23 (3.37%) Cisco
7 22 (3.22%) Akamai
8 21 (3.07%) Red Hat
9 16 (2.34%) New Relic
10 15 (2.20%) Rackspace
10 15 (2.20%) Google
11 12 (1.76%) SolarWinds
12 11 (1.61%) F5
13 10 (1.46%) Juniper
14 8 (1.17%) Sybase
14 8 (1.17%) SAP
15 7 (1.02%) DataSynapse
15 7 (1.02%) Sitecore
16 6 (0.88%) NetApp
16 6 (0.88%) Twitter
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