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 15 September 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 67 54 -
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 7 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.85% 0.20% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 36.84% 10.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-14.63% +51.85%
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
19 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.31% 2.03% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 9
Average daily rate £413 £500 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +66.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £242 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £527 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 £48.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-73.95% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £20.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-10.97% -21.15%

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 15 September 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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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 0 5 £425 -15.00%
Berkhamsted - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -
Microsoft Azure
East of England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 5 (71.43%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) SCOM
2 4 (57.14%) PowerShell
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) SCCM
4 2 (28.57%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (28.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (28.57%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (28.57%) SCOrch
4 2 (28.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (28.57%) SCSM
4 2 (28.57%) Hortonworks
4 2 (28.57%) Puppet
4 2 (28.57%) Symantec
4 2 (28.57%) Dell
4 2 (28.57%) IIS
4 2 (28.57%) Web Services
4 2 (28.57%) Windows
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) DNS
4 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) SSH
4 2 (28.57%) PKI
4 2 (28.57%) SCVMM
4 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
4 2 (28.57%) Hadoop
5 1 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (14.29%) SolarWinds
5 1 (14.29%) Infoblox

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 2 (28.57%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 5 (71.43%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (14.29%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) DNS
1 2 (28.57%) SSH
2 1 (14.29%) BIG-IP
2 1 (14.29%) VLAN
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) IPsec
2 1 (14.29%) DHCP
2 1 (14.29%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Hadoop
1 2 (28.57%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (28.57%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (14.29%) MongoDB
2 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Network Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Data Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) WAP
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
1 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) PowerShell
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) SCOM
2 3 (42.86%) SCCM
3 2 (28.57%) SCVMM
3 2 (28.57%) Puppet
3 2 (28.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (28.57%) SCOrch
3 2 (28.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (28.57%) SCSM
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Dell
2 2 (28.57%) Hortonworks
2 2 (28.57%) Symantec
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) Blue Coat
3 1 (14.29%) SolarWinds
3 1 (14.29%) Infoblox
3 1 (14.29%) Akamai
3 1 (14.29%) F5
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) Juniper