The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 60 - 65
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.42% - 0.15%
As % of the Cloud Services category 16.67% - 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£310 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+26.82% -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 Glasgow region.

Cloud Services Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
18 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 2.53% 1.00% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 1
Average daily rate £320 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.72% +20.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £375 £394
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.23 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+4.49% -35.60%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

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

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) HP
1 3 (75.00%) SAN
1 3 (75.00%) Symantec
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
1 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (50.00%) Lync
2 2 (50.00%) Office 365
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (50.00%) NetBackup
2 2 (50.00%) CommVault
2 2 (50.00%) Dell
2 2 (50.00%) EMC
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) SCCM
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (25.00%) DHCP
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) Juniper
3 1 (25.00%) NetApp
3 1 (25.00%) Apple
3 1 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) IIS
3 1 (25.00%) Wireless

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 2 (50.00%) Lync
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (25.00%) IIS
2 1 (25.00%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) SAN
2 1 (25.00%) DHCP
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) Wireless
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Consultant
2 2 (50.00%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Developer
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 2 (50.00%) NetBackup
1 2 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (25.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) HP
1 3 (75.00%) Symantec
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) CommVault
2 2 (50.00%) Dell
2 2 (50.00%) EMC
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) Juniper
3 1 (25.00%) NetApp
3 1 (25.00%) Apple
3 1 (25.00%) Meru Networks
3 1 (25.00%) Veeam
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