The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 56 62 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 8 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.16% 0.16% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 33.33% 4.17% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Average daily rate
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£388 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 - -
Microsoft Azure
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

Cloud Services Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
24 24 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.47% 3.78% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 3
Average daily rate £450 £350 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £428
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 £17.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.18% -9.93%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Microsoft Azure
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
Watford - 4 £400 -
Welwyn Garden City 0 2 £325 -27.77% 1
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Microsoft Azure
East of England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (53.33%) PowerShell
3 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
4 6 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (40.00%) Puppet
5 5 (33.33%) Hyper-V
5 5 (33.33%) Dell
5 5 (33.33%) Windows
5 5 (33.33%) SSH
5 5 (33.33%) SCCM
5 5 (33.33%) SCOM
5 5 (33.33%) VMware
6 4 (26.67%) DNS
6 4 (26.67%) .NET
6 4 (26.67%) IIS
6 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
7 3 (20.00%) Web Services
7 3 (20.00%) C#
7 3 (20.00%) SQL
7 3 (20.00%) DHCP
7 3 (20.00%) Symantec
7 3 (20.00%) PKI
7 3 (20.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (20.00%) SCOrch
7 3 (20.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (20.00%) SCSM
8 2 (13.33%) Akamai
8 2 (13.33%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (13.33%) Hortonworks
8 2 (13.33%) Amazon RDS

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 4 (26.67%) IIS
2 1 (6.67%) Node.js
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (6.67%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.67%) SaaS
2 1 (6.67%) PaaS
2 1 (6.67%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (6.67%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) SSH
2 4 (26.67%) DNS
3 3 (20.00%) DHCP
4 2 (13.33%) FTP
5 1 (6.67%) HTTP
5 1 (6.67%) Firewall
5 1 (6.67%) IPsec
5 1 (6.67%) HTTPS
5 1 (6.67%) BIG-IP
5 1 (6.67%) VLAN
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Amazon Redshift
1 2 (13.33%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (13.33%) Hadoop
1 2 (13.33%) Couchbase
1 2 (13.33%) MongoDB
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) NoSQL
2 1 (6.67%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) JUnit
1 1 (6.67%) NUnit
1 1 (6.67%) Selenium
1 1 (6.67%) SpecFlow
1 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Web Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Data Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) C# Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Web Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) .NET
2 3 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (6.67%) WAP
3 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) PKI
2 1 (6.67%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
1 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (6.67%) SOA
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) MVC
2 1 (6.67%) Project Management
2 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (6.67%) TDD
2 1 (6.67%) Multithreading
2 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
2 1 (6.67%) Network Load Balancing
2 1 (6.67%) CQRS
2 1 (6.67%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) PowerShell
2 3 (20.00%) C#
2 3 (20.00%) SQL
3 2 (13.33%) Bash Shell
3 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
4 1 (6.67%) C
4 1 (6.67%) Java
System Software
1 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) Puppet
2 5 (33.33%) SCCM
2 5 (33.33%) SCOM
3 3 (20.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (20.00%) SCOrch
3 3 (20.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (20.00%) SCSM
4 2 (13.33%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) Dell
2 5 (33.33%) VMware
3 3 (20.00%) Symantec
4 2 (13.33%) Akamai
4 2 (13.33%) Hortonworks
4 2 (13.33%) Oracle
5 1 (6.67%) Juniper
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco
5 1 (6.67%) Blue Coat
5 1 (6.67%) F5
5 1 (6.67%) SolarWinds
5 1 (6.67%) Infoblox
Hertfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £675 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago