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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 62 45 83
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +38
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 5 41 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.55% 3.67% 0.26%
As % of the Cloud Services category 14.29% 36.28% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -9.67%
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 £26.00 - -
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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 Reading region.

Cloud Services Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
35 113 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.86% 10.12% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 67 2
Average daily rate £540 £425 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.05% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £350 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £508 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.18% -9.93%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 21 (67.74%) C#
2 20 (64.52%) MVC
3 18 (58.06%) .NET
4 13 (41.94%) Windows
5 10 (32.26%) C++
5 10 (32.26%) .NET Framework
5 10 (32.26%) ASP.NET Web API
6 9 (29.03%) Unity DI Container
6 9 (29.03%) Inversion of Control
6 9 (29.03%) PaaS
6 9 (29.03%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 9 (29.03%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 9 (29.03%) JavaScript
6 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
7 8 (25.81%) HTML
7 8 (25.81%) CSS
7 8 (25.81%) MS Excel
7 8 (25.81%) Dependency Injection
7 8 (25.81%) HTML5
8 7 (22.58%) MSTest
8 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
9 6 (19.35%) DNS
9 6 (19.35%) VC++
9 6 (19.35%) SQL
9 6 (19.35%) Integration Testing
10 5 (16.13%) Degree
10 5 (16.13%) Web Development
10 5 (16.13%) Web Services
10 5 (16.13%) OOD

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 3 (9.68%) IIS
2 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (25.81%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) WebTrends
2 1 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (29.03%) PaaS
2 3 (9.68%) Office 365
3 2 (6.45%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) DNS
2 3 (9.68%) DHCP
3 1 (3.23%) Wireshark
3 1 (3.23%) GPRS
3 1 (3.23%) HTTP
3 1 (3.23%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (22.58%) MSTest
2 4 (12.90%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.23%) Fiddler
3 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
1 2 (6.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (77.42%) Developer
2 7 (22.58%) Software Developer
3 6 (19.35%) C++ Developer
4 5 (16.13%) C# Developer
5 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Developer
5 4 (12.90%) Web Developer
6 3 (9.68%) Field Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Senior Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Support Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) WPF Developer
8 1 (3.23%) C# Software Developer
8 1 (3.23%) Front-End Developer
8 1 (3.23%) Front-End Web Developer
8 1 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 1 (3.23%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (3.23%) CRM Developer
8 1 (3.23%) Escalation Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) .NET Developer
8 1 (3.23%) SQL Developer
8 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (58.06%) .NET
2 10 (32.26%) .NET Framework
2 10 (32.26%) ASP.NET Web API
3 9 (29.03%) Unity DI Container
3 9 (29.03%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 9 (29.03%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 8 (25.81%) HTML
4 8 (25.81%) CSS
4 8 (25.81%) HTML5
5 5 (16.13%) Web Services
5 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET
5 5 (16.13%) Ajax
6 4 (12.90%) XML
6 4 (12.90%) XSLT
6 4 (12.90%) jQuery
7 2 (6.45%) COM
7 2 (6.45%) ActiveX
7 2 (6.45%) MFC
7 2 (6.45%) WPF
8 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (29.03%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
2 3 (9.68%) Replication
3 2 (6.45%) Wiki
4 1 (3.23%) Social Media
4 1 (3.23%) User Experience
4 1 (3.23%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.23%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 13 (41.94%) Windows
2 3 (9.68%) UNIX
2 3 (9.68%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (64.52%) MVC
2 8 (25.81%) Dependency Injection
3 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (19.35%) Integration Testing
5 5 (16.13%) Web Development
5 5 (16.13%) OOD
5 5 (16.13%) OO
6 4 (12.90%) Unit Testing
7 3 (9.68%) Project Management
7 3 (9.68%) SEO
7 3 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (6.45%) Web Analytics
8 2 (6.45%) Analytics
8 2 (6.45%) Digital Marketing
9 1 (3.23%) Customer Engagement
9 1 (3.23%) ITIL
9 1 (3.23%) CRM
9 1 (3.23%) Service Management
9 1 (3.23%) B2B
9 1 (3.23%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 21 (67.74%) C#
2 10 (32.26%) C++
3 9 (29.03%) JavaScript
4 6 (19.35%) VC++
4 6 (19.35%) SQL
5 4 (12.90%) T-SQL
6 3 (9.68%) PowerShell
7 2 (6.45%) Java
8 1 (3.23%) PHP
8 1 (3.23%) Python
8 1 (3.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) Degree
2 2 (6.45%) HND
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.23%) MCTS
3 1 (3.23%) MCITP
System Software
1 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) SCOM
1 3 (9.68%) SCOrch
1 3 (9.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 3 (9.68%) SCSM
Vendors
1 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) Omniture