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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 17 30 11
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -19
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 9 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 5.39% 0.50% 5.48%
As % of the Cloud Services category 60.00% 10.00% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 2
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£638 - £450
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 £28.00 - -
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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
15 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 8.98% 4.95% 6.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 2
Average daily rate £638 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £400 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £433 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £13.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+92.30% -16.12%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 24 (92.31%) E-Commerce
2 20 (76.92%) Microsoft
3 17 (65.38%) .NET
4 16 (61.54%) IIS
4 16 (61.54%) Amazon AWS
5 15 (57.69%) Active Directory
6 12 (46.15%) SQL Server
6 12 (46.15%) Windows
6 12 (46.15%) SCOM
6 12 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (42.31%) PowerShell
7 11 (42.31%) DHCP
7 11 (42.31%) FTP
7 11 (42.31%) DNS
8 10 (38.46%) ASP.NET
9 9 (34.62%) MVC
9 9 (34.62%) C#
9 9 (34.62%) SOA
9 9 (34.62%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (30.77%) KnockoutJS
10 8 (30.77%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (30.77%) WCF
10 8 (30.77%) jQuery
11 7 (26.92%) Web Services
11 7 (26.92%) ASP.NET Web API
11 7 (26.92%) SCCM
12 5 (19.23%) SLA
13 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
13 4 (15.38%) Continuous Delivery
13 4 (15.38%) DevOps

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 16 (61.54%) IIS
2 1 (3.85%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (61.54%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (30.77%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (3.85%) Amazon S3
3 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (42.31%) DHCP
1 11 (42.31%) FTP
1 11 (42.31%) DNS
2 2 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (46.15%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) JIRA
1 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
1 3 (11.54%) Legal
2 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 2 (7.69%) Electronics
2 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.69%) Marketing
3 1 (3.85%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Architect
1 10 (38.46%) Solutions Architect
1 10 (38.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (34.62%) Web Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Senior Architect
3 5 (19.23%) Senior Solutions Architect
3 5 (19.23%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Web Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Configuration Manager
6 1 (3.85%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Cloud Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (65.38%) .NET
2 10 (38.46%) ASP.NET
3 9 (34.62%) ASP.NET MVC
4 8 (30.77%) WCF
4 8 (30.77%) jQuery
4 8 (30.77%) KnockoutJS
5 7 (26.92%) ASP.NET Web API
5 7 (26.92%) Web Services
6 1 (3.85%) XML
6 1 (3.85%) JSON
6 1 (3.85%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Public Cloud
2 2 (7.69%) DTV
3 1 (3.85%) CMDB
3 1 (3.85%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 12 (46.15%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (92.31%) E-Commerce
2 12 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (34.62%) SOA
3 9 (34.62%) MVC
4 4 (15.38%) DevOps
4 4 (15.38%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (11.54%) Project Management
5 3 (11.54%) Database Security
6 2 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (7.69%) Programme Management
6 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
7 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (3.85%) Customer Engagement
7 1 (3.85%) Software Engineering
7 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (3.85%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 11 (42.31%) PowerShell
2 9 (34.62%) C#
3 1 (3.85%) Java
3 1 (3.85%) PHP
3 1 (3.85%) Python
3 1 (3.85%) Ruby
3 1 (3.85%) Golang
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (57.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (46.15%) SCOM
2 7 (26.92%) SCCM
3 1 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 20 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 4 (15.38%) Akamai
3 3 (11.54%) Sitecore
4 2 (7.69%) SAP
5 1 (3.85%) hybris
5 1 (3.85%) KANA
5 1 (3.85%) Atlassian