The first table below looks at the demand for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 31 July 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 Luton 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 29 14 14
Rank change year-on-year
-15 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 7 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 3.57% 4.94% 2.47%
As % of the Cloud Services category 58.33% 80.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 2
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£425 £438 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +29.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - £13.50
Cloud Services Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
12 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 6.12% 6.17% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 2
Average daily rate £425 £425 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+27.50% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £34.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-52.94% +151.85%
Microsoft Azure
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Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in Luton

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Luton region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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%) IIS
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Configuration Management
2 7 (87.50%) .NET
2 7 (87.50%) PowerShell
2 7 (87.50%) Git (software)
2 7 (87.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (87.50%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (75.00%) Confluence
3 6 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (75.00%) JIRA
3 6 (75.00%) VB
3 6 (75.00%) ASP.NET
3 6 (75.00%) Web Services
4 5 (62.50%) C#
4 5 (62.50%) DevOps
5 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
6 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (37.50%) MSMQ
6 3 (37.50%) CMDB
6 3 (37.50%) Log4Net
6 3 (37.50%) TeamCity
6 3 (37.50%) FinalBuilder
6 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (37.50%) Artifactory
7 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
7 2 (25.00%) CMS
7 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 8 (100.00%) IIS
2 6 (75.00%) Confluence
3 2 (25.00%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) DHCP
1 1 (12.50%) FTP
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
Development Applications
1 7 (87.50%) Git (software)
1 7 (87.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (75.00%) JIRA
3 3 (37.50%) TeamCity
3 3 (37.50%) Log4Net
3 3 (37.50%) FinalBuilder
3 3 (37.50%) Artifactory
General
1 1 (12.50%) Publishing
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Configuration Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Software Configuration Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Web Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Configuration Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Software Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) .NET
2 6 (75.00%) ASP.NET
2 6 (75.00%) Web Services
3 3 (37.50%) MSMQ
4 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Configuration Management
2 5 (62.50%) DevOps
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) PowerShell
2 6 (75.00%) VB
3 5 (62.50%) C#
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (87.50%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) SCOM
2 1 (12.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) Akamai