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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 61 45 62
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +17
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 6 30 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.71% 3.00% 1.45%
As % of the Cloud Services category 20.00% 47.62% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 7
Average daily rate
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£400 £500 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
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
30 63 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.55% 6.31% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 25 7
Average daily rate £425 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £375 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £581 £550 £385
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 £22.50 £17.23 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+30.62% -11.66%

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 23 January 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 18 (64.29%) MVC
2 17 (60.71%) C#
3 15 (53.57%) .NET
4 10 (35.71%) C++
4 10 (35.71%) ASP.NET Web API
5 9 (32.14%) Unity DI Container
5 9 (32.14%) Inversion of Control
5 9 (32.14%) PaaS
5 9 (32.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 9 (32.14%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 9 (32.14%) Windows
6 8 (28.57%) MS Excel
6 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 8 (28.57%) .NET Framework
6 8 (28.57%) Dependency Injection
7 7 (25.00%) MSTest
8 6 (21.43%) Integration Testing
8 6 (21.43%) Active Directory
8 6 (21.43%) VC++
8 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
8 6 (21.43%) SQL
9 5 (17.86%) HTML
9 5 (17.86%) CSS
9 5 (17.86%) Degree
9 5 (17.86%) HTML5
10 4 (14.29%) Unit Testing
10 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (14.29%) OO
10 4 (14.29%) DNS
10 4 (14.29%) Web Services

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 1 (3.57%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (28.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (32.14%) PaaS
2 3 (10.71%) Office 365
3 2 (7.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) DNS
2 3 (10.71%) DHCP
3 1 (3.57%) HTTP
3 1 (3.57%) GPRS
3 1 (3.57%) SSL
3 1 (3.57%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (25.00%) MSTest
2 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.57%) Fiddler
3 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (75.00%) Developer
2 6 (21.43%) C++ Developer
2 6 (21.43%) Software Developer
3 4 (14.29%) C# Developer
3 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Field Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) WPF Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Web Developer
6 1 (3.57%) .NET Developer
6 1 (3.57%) SQL Developer
6 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Sitecore Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Escalation Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Front-End Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Front-End Web Developer
6 1 (3.57%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (53.57%) .NET
2 10 (35.71%) ASP.NET Web API
3 9 (32.14%) Unity DI Container
3 9 (32.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 9 (32.14%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 8 (28.57%) .NET Framework
5 5 (17.86%) HTML
5 5 (17.86%) CSS
5 5 (17.86%) HTML5
6 4 (14.29%) Web Services
7 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET
8 2 (7.14%) WPF
8 2 (7.14%) Ajax
8 2 (7.14%) ActiveX
8 2 (7.14%) MFC
9 1 (3.57%) ADO.NET
9 1 (3.57%) COM
9 1 (3.57%) DCOM
9 1 (3.57%) ISAPI
9 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (32.14%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (10.71%) Replication
2 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.57%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 9 (32.14%) Windows
2 3 (10.71%) Linux
2 3 (10.71%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (64.29%) MVC
2 8 (28.57%) Dependency Injection
3 6 (21.43%) Integration Testing
4 4 (14.29%) Unit Testing
4 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (14.29%) OO
4 4 (14.29%) OOD
5 3 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (7.14%) Web Development
7 1 (3.57%) CRM
7 1 (3.57%) ITIL
7 1 (3.57%) Service Management
7 1 (3.57%) SEO
7 1 (3.57%) Project Management
7 1 (3.57%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 17 (60.71%) C#
2 10 (35.71%) C++
3 6 (21.43%) VC++
3 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
3 6 (21.43%) SQL
4 4 (14.29%) T-SQL
5 3 (10.71%) PowerShell
6 2 (7.14%) Java
7 1 (3.57%) PHP
7 1 (3.57%) Python
7 1 (3.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) Degree
2 2 (7.14%) HND
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.57%) MCTS
3 1 (3.57%) MCITP
System Software
1 6 (21.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) SCOrch
1 3 (10.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 3 (10.71%) SCSM
1 3 (10.71%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.57%) Sitecore