The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 9 - 20
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 32 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 16.33% - 2.10%
As % of the Cloud Services category 82.05% - 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 0 0
Average daily rate
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£400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £348 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.10% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 Luton region.

Cloud Services Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
39 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 19.90% 3.61% 4.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 3 3
Average daily rate £450 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £450 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £538 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-17.14% -41.66%

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 30 October 2014.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 31 (79.49%) E-Commerce
2 29 (74.36%) .NET
3 27 (69.23%) IIS
3 27 (69.23%) Windows
4 26 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
5 22 (56.41%) Microsoft
5 22 (56.41%) Active Directory
6 21 (53.85%) MS Excel
7 19 (48.72%) Web Services
8 17 (43.59%) C#
8 17 (43.59%) PowerShell
9 16 (41.03%) DHCP
9 16 (41.03%) FTP
9 16 (41.03%) DNS
10 15 (38.46%) SCOM
11 12 (30.77%) Akamai
11 12 (30.77%) Configuration Management
12 11 (28.21%) SCCM
13 10 (25.64%) Opscode Chef
13 10 (25.64%) DevOps
14 9 (23.08%) Confluence
14 9 (23.08%) JIRA
14 9 (23.08%) VB
14 9 (23.08%) ASP.NET
15 8 (20.51%) Git (software)
15 8 (20.51%) Team Foundation Server
16 7 (17.95%) Amazon EC2
16 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2008
16 7 (17.95%) SOA
17 6 (15.38%) ITIL

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 27 (69.23%) IIS
2 9 (23.08%) Confluence
3 4 (10.26%) CMS
Applications
1 21 (53.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 26 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (17.95%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 16 (41.03%) DHCP
1 16 (41.03%) FTP
1 16 (41.03%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 9 (23.08%) JIRA
2 8 (20.51%) Git (software)
2 8 (20.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (12.82%) TeamCity
3 5 (12.82%) FinalBuilder
4 3 (7.69%) Log4Net
5 2 (5.13%) Artifactory
General
1 5 (12.82%) Retail
2 4 (10.26%) Legal
2 4 (10.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (35.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (20.51%) Web Engineer
2 8 (20.51%) Configuration Engineer
3 7 (17.95%) Software Engineer
4 6 (15.38%) Software Configuration Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Architect
6 3 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (7.69%) Support Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Web Support Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Web Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Head of Development
7 2 (5.13%) Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Web Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Configuration Manager
8 1 (2.56%) Senior Manager
8 1 (2.56%) Senior Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Head of Web Development
8 1 (2.56%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (74.36%) .NET
2 19 (48.72%) Web Services
3 9 (23.08%) ASP.NET
4 4 (10.26%) .NET Framework
5 3 (7.69%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.13%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 27 (69.23%) Windows
2 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (79.49%) E-Commerce
2 12 (30.77%) Configuration Management
3 10 (25.64%) DevOps
4 7 (17.95%) SOA
5 6 (15.38%) ITIL
6 5 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (10.26%) Database Security
8 3 (7.69%) Scrum
8 3 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (7.69%) Project Management
9 2 (5.13%) Web Development
9 2 (5.13%) Network Load Balancing
9 2 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
10 1 (2.56%) CRM
10 1 (2.56%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 17 (43.59%) C#
1 17 (43.59%) PowerShell
2 9 (23.08%) VB
3 3 (7.69%) SQL
4 1 (2.56%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (56.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (38.46%) SCOM
2 11 (28.21%) SCCM
3 10 (25.64%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (10.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (56.41%) Microsoft
2 12 (30.77%) Akamai