The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 61 74 57
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -17
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 11 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.11% 0.39% 1.54%
As % of the Cloud Services category 16.92% 16.00% 48.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 7
Average daily rate
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£413 - £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 - £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 - £470
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 £32.00 -
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
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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 Reading region.

Cloud Services Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
65 25 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 6.53% 2.41% 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 10 18
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £320 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £475 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £328
% change year-on-year
- +22.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £14.00 £17.52
% change year-on-year
+78.57% -20.06%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Reading region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 11 (64.71%) C#
1 11 (64.71%) .NET
2 9 (52.94%) Windows
3 8 (47.06%) ASP.NET
4 7 (41.18%) CSS
4 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
4 7 (41.18%) HTML
4 7 (41.18%) Scrum
4 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (41.18%) Selenium
4 7 (41.18%) KnockoutJS
4 7 (41.18%) AngularJS
5 6 (35.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 6 (35.29%) MSTest
5 6 (35.29%) Node.js
5 6 (35.29%) CMS
5 6 (35.29%) MongoDB
5 6 (35.29%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (35.29%) jQuery
5 6 (35.29%) NUnit
5 6 (35.29%) Content Management
5 6 (35.29%) Automated Testing
5 6 (35.29%) SQL
6 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
6 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (23.53%) T-SQL
7 4 (23.53%) MVC
7 4 (23.53%) PowerShell
8 3 (17.65%) SCOM
8 3 (17.65%) UNIX

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 6 (35.29%) CMS
1 6 (35.29%) Node.js
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.88%) Lync
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Office 365
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) DHCP
1 2 (11.76%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) MongoDB
1 6 (35.29%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (11.76%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) Selenium
2 6 (35.29%) NUnit
2 6 (35.29%) MSTest
3 1 (5.88%) MSBuild
3 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Developer
2 6 (35.29%) Web Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Software Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) WPF Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Sitecore Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Escalation Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Full Stack Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Field Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Senior C# Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (64.71%) .NET
2 8 (47.06%) ASP.NET
3 7 (41.18%) CSS
3 7 (41.18%) KnockoutJS
3 7 (41.18%) AngularJS
3 7 (41.18%) HTML
4 6 (35.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 6 (35.29%) jQuery
5 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (11.76%) WCF
6 2 (11.76%) WPF
7 1 (5.88%) HTML5
7 1 (5.88%) CSS3
7 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Linux
2 3 (17.65%) UNIX
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Scrum
1 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) Content Management
2 6 (35.29%) Automated Testing
3 4 (23.53%) MVC
4 2 (11.76%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (11.76%) ITIL
4 2 (11.76%) Service Management
4 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.88%) TDD
5 1 (5.88%) Pair Programming
5 1 (5.88%) BDD
5 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) C#
2 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
3 6 (35.29%) SQL
4 4 (23.53%) T-SQL
4 4 (23.53%) PowerShell
5 3 (17.65%) C++
6 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) HND
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (11.76%) MCTS
1 2 (11.76%) MCITP
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) SCOM
1 3 (17.65%) SCOrch
1 3 (17.65%) SCSM
2 2 (11.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.88%) Sitecore