The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category for the Reading region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 52 68 65
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 15 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.69% 0.92% 1.16%
As % of the Cloud Services category 44.12% 37.50% 73.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 1
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - £13.50
Cloud Services Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
34 24 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.82% 2.47% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 3
Average daily rate £475 £413 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+29.16% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £31.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £32.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-50.00% +137.03%
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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 July 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 15 (78.95%) Windows
2 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
2 10 (52.63%) .NET
3 9 (47.37%) C#
3 9 (47.37%) ASP.NET
3 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (47.37%) jQuery
4 8 (42.11%) Web Development
4 8 (42.11%) MVC
5 7 (36.84%) Visual Studio
6 6 (31.58%) DNS
6 6 (31.58%) Windows 8
7 5 (26.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (26.32%) CSS
7 5 (26.32%) HTML
7 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
7 5 (26.32%) SQL
8 4 (21.05%) XML
8 4 (21.05%) XSLT
8 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
8 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
8 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
8 4 (21.05%) Scrum
8 4 (21.05%) Ajax
8 4 (21.05%) .NET Framework
8 4 (21.05%) Degree
8 4 (21.05%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (21.05%) WPF
8 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
8 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET Web API

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (21.05%) SharePoint
2 3 (15.79%) IIS
3 1 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (5.26%) Node.js
3 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (15.79%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Office 365
2 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) DNS
2 3 (15.79%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.26%) MS Access
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (5.26%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) Visual Studio
2 4 (21.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.26%) SpecFlow
3 1 (5.26%) Jasmine
3 1 (5.26%) Grunt
3 1 (5.26%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (5.26%) Bower
3 1 (5.26%) Selenium
3 1 (5.26%) JSUnit
General
1 3 (15.79%) Marketing
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (68.42%) Developer
2 5 (26.32%) Web Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Field Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Applications Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Development Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.26%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (52.63%) .NET
2 9 (47.37%) ASP.NET
2 9 (47.37%) jQuery
3 5 (26.32%) HTML
3 5 (26.32%) CSS
3 5 (26.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (21.05%) XML
4 4 (21.05%) XSLT
4 4 (21.05%) Ajax
4 4 (21.05%) .NET Framework
4 4 (21.05%) WPF
4 4 (21.05%) HTML5
4 4 (21.05%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (10.53%) Web Services
6 1 (5.26%) COM
6 1 (5.26%) Google Maps API
6 1 (5.26%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Replication
1 3 (15.79%) Wiki
2 1 (5.26%) Open Source
2 1 (5.26%) Social Media
2 1 (5.26%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 15 (78.95%) Windows
2 6 (31.58%) Windows 8
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (42.11%) Web Development
2 8 (42.11%) MVC
3 4 (21.05%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (21.05%) Scrum
4 3 (15.79%) TDD
4 3 (15.79%) Web Analytics
4 3 (15.79%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (15.79%) Unit Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Customer Engagement
4 3 (15.79%) SEO
4 3 (15.79%) Project Management
4 3 (15.79%) Service Management
4 3 (15.79%) ITIL
4 3 (15.79%) Analytics
5 1 (5.26%) Automation Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Dependency Management
5 1 (5.26%) OO
5 1 (5.26%) OOD
5 1 (5.26%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) C#
2 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
2 5 (26.32%) SQL
3 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Degree
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (15.79%) MCTS
2 3 (15.79%) MCITP
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.79%) Omniture
3 1 (5.26%) Google
3 1 (5.26%) Twitter