The first table below looks at the demand for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category for the Essex region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 58 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 8 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.06% - -
As % of the Cloud Services category 26.67% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Average daily rate £335 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 - £15.00
Cloud Services Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
30 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 3.96% 1.46% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 0
Average daily rate £368 £295 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £45.50 £33.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.87% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £15.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -38.00%
Microsoft Azure
East of England

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Cloud Services category.

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Essex region.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Microsoft Azure
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Chelmsford - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Microsoft Azure
East of England

Microsoft Azure
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 8 (100.00%) C#
1 8 (100.00%) HTML
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 8 (100.00%) CSS
1 8 (100.00%) SOA
1 8 (100.00%) XAML
1 8 (100.00%) TDD
1 8 (100.00%) JSON
1 8 (100.00%) WPF
1 8 (100.00%) LINQ
1 8 (100.00%) Kanban
1 8 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 8 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 8 (100.00%) HTML5
1 8 (100.00%) MVVM
1 8 (100.00%) RabbitMQ
2 7 (87.50%) VB6
2 7 (87.50%) Visual Studio
2 7 (87.50%) VB
2 7 (87.50%) .NET
3 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET
3 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (62.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 5 (62.50%) DevExpress
4 4 (50.00%) .NET Framework
5 2 (25.00%) Finance
6 1 (12.50%) Front Office

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 8 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (87.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
2 7 (87.50%) .NET Developer
3 6 (75.00%) C# Developer
4 5 (62.50%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (50.00%) WPF Developer
6 1 (12.50%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) HTML
1 8 (100.00%) CSS
1 8 (100.00%) JSON
1 8 (100.00%) WPF
1 8 (100.00%) LINQ
1 8 (100.00%) HTML5
1 8 (100.00%) RabbitMQ
2 7 (87.50%) .NET
3 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET
3 5 (62.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 4 (50.00%) .NET Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) SOA
1 8 (100.00%) TDD
1 8 (100.00%) Kanban
1 8 (100.00%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) C#
1 8 (100.00%) XAML
2 7 (87.50%) VB6
2 7 (87.50%) VB
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
1 5 (62.50%) DevExpress