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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 56 64 -
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 7 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.06% 0.16% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 25.93% 7.69% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Average daily rate
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£638 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £406 £400
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +1.56%
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
27 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 4.10% 2.11% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 3
Average daily rate £550 £400 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £355 £428
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £425 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £394
% change year-on-year
- +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £11.75 £16.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.56% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.23 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+30.62% -9.34%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 January 2015. 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
Welwyn Garden City +2 1 - -
Watford - 1 £425 -
Borehamwood - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Microsoft Azure
East of England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
2 8 (42.11%) .NET
2 8 (42.11%) PowerShell
3 7 (36.84%) C#
3 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
4 6 (31.58%) E-Commerce
4 6 (31.58%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (31.58%) Puppet
5 5 (26.32%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (26.32%) Hyper-V
5 5 (26.32%) SOA
5 5 (26.32%) ASP.NET
5 5 (26.32%) Windows
5 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
5 5 (26.32%) Dell
5 5 (26.32%) SCCM
5 5 (26.32%) SCOM
5 5 (26.32%) MVC
5 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (26.32%) VMware
5 5 (26.32%) SSH
6 4 (21.05%) WCF
6 4 (21.05%) jQuery
6 4 (21.05%) DNS
6 4 (21.05%) IIS
6 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
6 4 (21.05%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (21.05%) KnockoutJS
7 3 (15.79%) SCOrch
7 3 (15.79%) Forefront Identity Manager

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (21.05%) IIS
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (5.26%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (31.58%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (21.05%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (5.26%) OpenShift
3 1 (5.26%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (5.26%) SaaS
3 1 (5.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) SSH
2 4 (21.05%) DNS
3 3 (15.79%) DHCP
4 2 (10.53%) FTP
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (5.26%) Firewall
5 1 (5.26%) HTTP
5 1 (5.26%) HTTPS
5 1 (5.26%) VLAN
5 1 (5.26%) IPsec
5 1 (5.26%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) Amazon Redshift
2 2 (10.53%) Hadoop
2 2 (10.53%) MongoDB
2 2 (10.53%) Couchbase
2 2 (10.53%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.26%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.26%) SpecFlow
1 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
1 1 (5.26%) JUnit
1 1 (5.26%) Selenium
1 1 (5.26%) NUnit
General
1 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Architect
2 4 (21.05%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Solutions Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Web Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Data Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Data Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Web Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) .NET
2 5 (26.32%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (26.32%) ASP.NET
3 4 (21.05%) WCF
3 4 (21.05%) jQuery
3 4 (21.05%) KnockoutJS
4 3 (15.79%) Web Services
5 1 (5.26%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) PKI
2 1 (5.26%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (10.53%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) FreeBSD
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) E-Commerce
2 5 (26.32%) SOA
2 5 (26.32%) MVC
2 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.26%) CQRS
4 1 (5.26%) DevOps
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL
4 1 (5.26%) Project Management
4 1 (5.26%) Multithreading
4 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (5.26%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.26%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (5.26%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) PowerShell
2 7 (36.84%) C#
3 3 (15.79%) SQL
4 2 (10.53%) Bash Shell
4 2 (10.53%) Shell Script
5 1 (5.26%) C
5 1 (5.26%) Java
System Software
1 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
2 5 (26.32%) Hyper-V
3 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) Puppet
2 5 (26.32%) SCCM
2 5 (26.32%) SCOM
3 3 (15.79%) SCOrch
3 3 (15.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (15.79%) SCSM
3 3 (15.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (10.53%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
2 5 (26.32%) Dell
2 5 (26.32%) VMware
3 3 (15.79%) Symantec
4 2 (10.53%) Oracle
4 2 (10.53%) Akamai
4 2 (10.53%) Hortonworks
5 1 (5.26%) F5
5 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds
5 1 (5.26%) Infoblox
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco
5 1 (5.26%) Juniper
5 1 (5.26%) Blue Coat