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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 20 22 11
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 6 15 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 3.87% 6.70% 4.82%
As % of the Cloud Services category 50.00% 65.22% 57.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 2
Average daily rate
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£350 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £355 £428
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £450 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £401 £363
% change year-on-year
-3.42% +10.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £17.50 -
% change year-on-year
+122.85% -
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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
12 23 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 7.74% 10.27% 8.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 20 4
Average daily rate £363 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% -5.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +29.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+41.17% -48.48%

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 1 September 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 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (60.00%) Windows
3 5 (50.00%) E-Commerce
4 4 (40.00%) ITIL
4 4 (40.00%) .NET
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
4 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (40.00%) Office 365
5 3 (30.00%) KnockoutJS
5 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (30.00%) Sitecore
5 3 (30.00%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (30.00%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (30.00%) C#
5 3 (30.00%) SOA
5 3 (30.00%) Citrix
5 3 (30.00%) SAN
5 3 (30.00%) MVC
5 3 (30.00%) Migration
5 3 (30.00%) VMware
5 3 (30.00%) WCF
5 3 (30.00%) jQuery
5 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (20.00%) ITIL Certification

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 2 (20.00%) IIS
1 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (10.00%) Confluence
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Office 365
2 3 (30.00%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) SAN
2 2 (20.00%) DHCP
2 2 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (10.00%) WAN
3 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (10.00%) Firewall
3 1 (10.00%) iSCSI
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (10.00%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) JIRA
1 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Solutions Architect
1 3 (30.00%) Senior Solutions Architect
1 3 (30.00%) Senior Architect
1 3 (30.00%) Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) DBA
2 1 (10.00%) AWS Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Office 365 Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Configuration Manager
2 1 (10.00%) SQL DBA
2 1 (10.00%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) .NET
1 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (30.00%) WCF
2 3 (30.00%) jQuery
2 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (30.00%) KnockoutJS
2 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (10.00%) Replication
1 1 (10.00%) Clustering
1 1 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (10.00%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (10.00%) Android
4 1 (10.00%) Linux
4 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) ITIL
3 3 (30.00%) MVC
3 3 (30.00%) Migration
3 3 (30.00%) SOA
3 3 (30.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (10.00%) High Availability
4 1 (10.00%) SIEM
4 1 (10.00%) Patch Management
4 1 (10.00%) SDLC
4 1 (10.00%) Target Operating Model
4 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Security Management
4 1 (10.00%) Document Management
4 1 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (10.00%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) C#
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (10.00%) Terminal Services
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Citrix
2 3 (30.00%) VMware
2 3 (30.00%) Sitecore
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle
4 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (10.00%) Atlassian