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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 39 61 73
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 24 16 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.73% 1.60% 1.27%
As % of the Cloud Services category 50.00% 39.02% 72.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 1
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£425 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - £13.50
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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
48 41 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 5.47% 4.10% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 28 5
Average daily rate £450 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £274 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £31.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £36.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-53.10% +39.42%

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 22 August 2014.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 19 (61.29%) Windows
2 18 (58.06%) C#
2 18 (58.06%) .NET
3 17 (54.84%) MVC
4 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
5 11 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (32.26%) ASP.NET
6 10 (32.26%) jQuery
7 9 (29.03%) Web Development
7 9 (29.03%) .NET Framework
7 9 (29.03%) ASP.NET Web API
7 9 (29.03%) JavaScript
7 9 (29.03%) HTML
7 9 (29.03%) CSS
8 8 (25.81%) Visual Studio
8 8 (25.81%) HTML5
8 8 (25.81%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 7 (22.58%) Degree
9 7 (22.58%) MS Excel
10 6 (19.35%) DNS
10 6 (19.35%) Unit Testing
10 6 (19.35%) Windows 8
11 5 (16.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (16.13%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (16.13%) Ajax
11 5 (16.13%) Web Services
11 5 (16.13%) XML
11 5 (16.13%) XSLT
11 5 (16.13%) SQL
12 4 (12.90%) OO

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 4 (12.90%) SharePoint
2 3 (9.68%) IIS
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.23%) Node.js
3 1 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 7 (22.58%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) WebTrends
2 1 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.90%) PaaS
2 2 (6.45%) Office 365
2 2 (6.45%) GitHub
3 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) DNS
2 3 (9.68%) DHCP
3 1 (3.23%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.23%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (3.23%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 8 (25.81%) Visual Studio
2 5 (16.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (12.90%) MSTest
4 1 (3.23%) Jasmine
4 1 (3.23%) SpecFlow
4 1 (3.23%) Grunt
4 1 (3.23%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (3.23%) Bower
4 1 (3.23%) Selenium
4 1 (3.23%) JSUnit
4 1 (3.23%) Cucumber
General
1 3 (9.68%) Marketing
2 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (80.65%) Developer
2 6 (19.35%) Web Developer
3 5 (16.13%) C# Developer
3 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Software Developer
5 2 (6.45%) C++ Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Field Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Applications Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Development Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Front-End Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Front-End Web Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 1 (3.23%) C# Software Developer
6 1 (3.23%) CRM Developer
6 1 (3.23%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Administrator
6 1 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.23%) .NET Developer
6 1 (3.23%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (58.06%) .NET
2 10 (32.26%) ASP.NET
2 10 (32.26%) jQuery
3 9 (29.03%) .NET Framework
3 9 (29.03%) ASP.NET Web API
3 9 (29.03%) HTML
3 9 (29.03%) CSS
4 8 (25.81%) HTML5
4 8 (25.81%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 5 (16.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 5 (16.13%) Ajax
5 5 (16.13%) Web Services
5 5 (16.13%) XML
5 5 (16.13%) XSLT
6 4 (12.90%) WPF
6 4 (12.90%) Unity DI Container
6 4 (12.90%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 1 (3.23%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (9.68%) Wiki
2 3 (9.68%) Replication
3 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.23%) Open Source
4 1 (3.23%) Social Media
4 1 (3.23%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 19 (61.29%) Windows
2 6 (19.35%) Windows 8
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (54.84%) MVC
2 11 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (29.03%) Web Development
4 6 (19.35%) Unit Testing
5 4 (12.90%) OO
5 4 (12.90%) OOD
5 4 (12.90%) Scrum
5 4 (12.90%) Project Management
5 4 (12.90%) SEO
5 4 (12.90%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (12.90%) Dependency Injection
5 4 (12.90%) Integration Testing
6 3 (9.68%) Analytics
6 3 (9.68%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (9.68%) Customer Engagement
6 3 (9.68%) Service Management
6 3 (9.68%) Web Analytics
6 3 (9.68%) TDD
6 3 (9.68%) ITIL
7 1 (3.23%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 18 (58.06%) C#
2 9 (29.03%) JavaScript
3 5 (16.13%) SQL
4 4 (12.90%) PowerShell
5 2 (6.45%) C++
5 2 (6.45%) VC++
6 1 (3.23%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) Degree
2 3 (9.68%) MCTS
2 3 (9.68%) MCITP
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.68%) Omniture
3 1 (3.23%) Twitter
3 1 (3.23%) Google
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