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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 17 - 12
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 9 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 5.26% - 2.60%
As % of the Cloud Services category 69.23% - 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 1
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£638 - £525
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 £25.50 - -
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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
13 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 7.60% 7.02% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 1
Average daily rate £638 £425 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -19.04%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
- -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £12.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -35.13%

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 27 March 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 37 (90.24%) E-Commerce
2 31 (75.61%) .NET
3 28 (68.29%) Microsoft
4 21 (51.22%) IIS
5 20 (48.78%) Active Directory
6 19 (46.34%) Amazon AWS
7 18 (43.90%) C#
8 17 (41.46%) Windows
9 16 (39.02%) SOA
10 15 (36.59%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (36.59%) SCOM
11 14 (34.15%) DHCP
11 14 (34.15%) FTP
11 14 (34.15%) DNS
12 13 (31.71%) MS Excel
13 12 (29.27%) Web Services
13 12 (29.27%) SQL Server
14 11 (26.83%) PowerShell
15 10 (24.39%) SCCM
15 10 (24.39%) ASP.NET
16 9 (21.95%) MVC
16 9 (21.95%) ASP.NET MVC
16 9 (21.95%) Akamai
17 8 (19.51%) KnockoutJS
17 8 (19.51%) jQuery
17 8 (19.51%) WCF
17 8 (19.51%) Cloud Computing
17 8 (19.51%) Amazon EC2
18 7 (17.07%) ASP.NET Web API
19 5 (12.20%) SLA

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 21 (51.22%) IIS
2 1 (2.44%) CMS
2 1 (2.44%) Confluence
Applications
1 13 (31.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (46.34%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (19.51%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (19.51%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.44%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (34.15%) DHCP
1 14 (34.15%) FTP
1 14 (34.15%) DNS
2 2 (4.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (29.27%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.32%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) JIRA
1 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (7.32%) Finance
1 3 (7.32%) Legal
2 2 (4.88%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.88%) Electronics
2 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.88%) Marketing
3 1 (2.44%) Games
3 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (36.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (34.15%) Architect
3 13 (31.71%) Solutions Architect
4 11 (26.83%) Web Engineer
5 7 (17.07%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (14.63%) Web Architect
7 5 (12.20%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 5 (12.20%) Senior Architect
8 2 (4.88%) Windows Systems Administrator
8 2 (4.88%) Head of Development
8 2 (4.88%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (4.88%) Administrator
8 2 (4.88%) Windows Administrator
9 1 (2.44%) Systems Engineer
9 1 (2.44%) Senior Software Engineer
9 1 (2.44%) Senior Web Developer
9 1 (2.44%) Team Leader
9 1 (2.44%) Development Team Leader
9 1 (2.44%) Delivery Manager
9 1 (2.44%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (75.61%) .NET
2 12 (29.27%) Web Services
3 10 (24.39%) ASP.NET
4 9 (21.95%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (19.51%) WCF
5 8 (19.51%) jQuery
5 8 (19.51%) KnockoutJS
6 7 (17.07%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (2.44%) REST
7 1 (2.44%) XML
7 1 (2.44%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.88%) DTV
2 1 (2.44%) CMDB
2 1 (2.44%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 17 (41.46%) Windows
2 2 (4.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (90.24%) E-Commerce
2 16 (39.02%) SOA
3 15 (36.59%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (21.95%) MVC
5 4 (9.76%) DevOps
6 3 (7.32%) Database Security
6 3 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (7.32%) Scrum
6 3 (7.32%) Project Management
7 2 (4.88%) Software Engineering
7 2 (4.88%) Web Development
7 2 (4.88%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (4.88%) Programme Management
7 2 (4.88%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (4.88%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (2.44%) CRM
8 1 (2.44%) Configuration Management
8 1 (2.44%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (2.44%) Customer Engagement
8 1 (2.44%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 18 (43.90%) C#
2 11 (26.83%) PowerShell
3 3 (7.32%) SQL
4 1 (2.44%) Python
4 1 (2.44%) Ruby
4 1 (2.44%) Java
4 1 (2.44%) PHP
4 1 (2.44%) Golang
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.20%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (48.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (36.59%) SCOM
2 10 (24.39%) SCCM
3 1 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 28 (68.29%) Microsoft
2 9 (21.95%) Akamai
3 3 (7.32%) Sitecore
4 2 (4.88%) SAP
5 1 (2.44%) hybris
5 1 (2.44%) KANA
5 1 (2.44%) Atlassian