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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 22 57 59
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 51 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 5.97% 1.18% 1.48%
As % of the Cloud Services category 38.06% 15.63% 35.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 8 4
Median daily rate £450 £420 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.28% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- +25.00%
Microsoft Azure
Berkshire

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
134 64 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 15.69% 7.55% 4.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 33 18
Median daily rate £400 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £145 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £465 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £389 £388
% change year-on-year
+15.75% +0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £19.61 £18.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.79 £26.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-40.99% +78.33%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing Microsoft Azure as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 June 2016.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 79 (66.95%) Microsoft
2 60 (50.85%) .NET
3 51 (43.22%) Windows
4 49 (41.53%) C#
5 35 (29.66%) SQL
6 33 (27.97%) SQL Server
7 30 (25.42%) DNS
8 28 (23.73%) SharePoint
9 27 (22.88%) PowerShell
10 24 (20.34%) Office 365
10 24 (20.34%) Windows Server
11 23 (19.49%) MS Excel
12 22 (18.64%) Degree
13 21 (17.80%) Active Directory
13 21 (17.80%) Microsoft Certification
14 20 (16.95%) VPN
14 20 (16.95%) Business Intelligence
15 18 (15.25%) JavaScript
15 18 (15.25%) XML
15 18 (15.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 18 (15.25%) Hyper-V
16 17 (14.41%) T-SQL
16 17 (14.41%) Mentoring
17 16 (13.56%) Java
17 16 (13.56%) IIS
17 16 (13.56%) ADO.NET
17 16 (13.56%) ASP.NET
17 16 (13.56%) Customer Engagement
18 15 (12.71%) CSS
18 15 (12.71%) HTTP

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 28 (23.73%) SharePoint
2 16 (13.56%) IIS
3 12 (10.17%) Skype for Business
4 5 (4.24%) MS Exchange
5 4 (3.39%) Drupal
5 4 (3.39%) Joomla!
5 4 (3.39%) WordPress
6 3 (2.54%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (2.54%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (1.69%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.85%) CMS
8 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.85%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 23 (19.49%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.39%) MS Office
3 2 (1.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (7.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (20.34%) Office 365
2 12 (10.17%) PaaS
3 10 (8.47%) Azure Active Directory
3 10 (8.47%) IaaS
4 5 (4.24%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (3.39%) Azure Machine Learning
6 2 (1.69%) SaaS
7 1 (0.85%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.85%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 30 (25.42%) DNS
2 20 (16.95%) VPN
3 15 (12.71%) HTTP
4 12 (10.17%) Skype
5 11 (9.32%) DHCP
5 11 (9.32%) TCP/IP
6 10 (8.47%) IPsec
7 8 (6.78%) IPv6
8 7 (5.93%) Kerberos
9 6 (5.08%) Software-Defined Networking
9 6 (5.08%) Wireshark
10 5 (4.24%) BGP
10 5 (4.24%) Firewall
10 5 (4.24%) Internet
10 5 (4.24%) SSL
11 4 (3.39%) LDAP
11 4 (3.39%) Remote Desktop
11 4 (3.39%) Wireless
12 3 (2.54%) Bluetooth
12 3 (2.54%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (27.97%) SQL Server
2 18 (15.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (11.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 11 (9.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (8.47%) Azure SQL Database
5 10 (8.47%) Big Data
5 10 (8.47%) Power BI
6 9 (7.63%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (7.63%) Hadoop
6 9 (7.63%) Relational Database
7 7 (5.93%) Datazen
7 7 (5.93%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 6 (5.08%) NoSQL
9 4 (3.39%) RDBMS
10 3 (2.54%) DocumentDB
11 2 (1.69%) HDInsight
12 1 (0.85%) Apache Hive
12 1 (0.85%) DB2
12 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (10.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (9.32%) Git (software)
2 11 (9.32%) Jenkins
2 11 (9.32%) Visual Studio
3 10 (8.47%) Artifactory
3 10 (8.47%) JIRA
3 10 (8.47%) MSBuild
3 10 (8.47%) NuGet
4 5 (4.24%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.85%) Ant
5 1 (0.85%) AppScan
5 1 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.85%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.85%) Gradle
5 1 (0.85%) Maven
General
1 10 (8.47%) Marketing
2 8 (6.78%) German Language
2 8 (6.78%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.93%) Spanish Language
4 5 (4.24%) French Language
4 5 (4.24%) Portuguese Language
5 3 (2.54%) Automotive
5 3 (2.54%) Italian Language
6 2 (1.69%) Finance
7 1 (0.85%) Banking
7 1 (0.85%) Electronics
7 1 (0.85%) Publishing
7 1 (0.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (22.88%) Consultant
2 25 (21.19%) Support Engineer
3 22 (18.64%) Developer
4 19 (16.10%) Azure Engineer
5 16 (13.56%) Field Engineer
6 14 (11.86%) Escalation Engineer
7 11 (9.32%) Architect
7 11 (9.32%) Azure Developer
7 11 (9.32%) Cloud Engineer
8 10 (8.47%) Azure Consultant
8 10 (8.47%) C# Developer
8 10 (8.47%) Microsoft Consultant
9 9 (7.63%) .NET Developer
9 9 (7.63%) Technical Consultant
10 8 (6.78%) Development Engineer
10 8 (6.78%) Microsoft Engineer
10 8 (6.78%) SQL Developer
11 7 (5.93%) Azure Architect
11 7 (5.93%) Build Engineer
11 7 (5.93%) Onboarding Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (50.85%) .NET
2 18 (15.25%) XML
3 16 (13.56%) ADO.NET
3 16 (13.56%) ASP.NET
4 15 (12.71%) CSS
5 13 (11.02%) .NET Framework
6 11 (9.32%) WCF
7 8 (6.78%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (6.78%) Unity DI Container
7 8 (6.78%) XML Schema
8 7 (5.93%) ADO
8 7 (5.93%) Autofac
8 7 (5.93%) Castle Windsor
8 7 (5.93%) Entity Framework
8 7 (5.93%) HTML
8 7 (5.93%) ODBC
8 7 (5.93%) OLE
8 7 (5.93%) OLE DB
8 7 (5.93%) REST
9 6 (5.08%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.17%) Public Cloud
2 10 (8.47%) Computer Science
3 7 (5.93%) Inversion of Control
4 5 (4.24%) Client/Server
5 4 (3.39%) Clustering
5 4 (3.39%) PKI
6 3 (2.54%) BYOD
6 3 (2.54%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.69%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.85%) Copywriting
8 1 (0.85%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.85%) FlexPod
8 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.85%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.85%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 51 (43.22%) Windows
2 24 (20.34%) Windows Server
3 10 (8.47%) Linux
4 5 (4.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (4.24%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.85%) Unix
5 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (16.95%) Business Intelligence
2 17 (14.41%) Mentoring
3 16 (13.56%) Customer Engagement
4 14 (11.86%) ITIL
4 14 (11.86%) Service Management
5 13 (11.02%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (11.02%) MVC
6 12 (10.17%) High Availability
7 11 (9.32%) CRM
7 11 (9.32%) Project Management
8 10 (8.47%) Build Automation
8 10 (8.47%) Continuous Delivery
8 10 (8.47%) DevOps
8 10 (8.47%) Load Balancing
8 10 (8.47%) Web Development
9 9 (7.63%) Analytics
9 9 (7.63%) Performance Tuning
10 8 (6.78%) Data Modelling
10 8 (6.78%) Open Source
11 7 (5.93%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 49 (41.53%) C#
2 35 (29.66%) SQL
3 27 (22.88%) PowerShell
4 18 (15.25%) JavaScript
5 17 (14.41%) T-SQL
6 16 (13.56%) Java
7 13 (11.02%) C++
8 12 (10.17%) Python
8 12 (10.17%) VB
8 12 (10.17%) VB.NET
9 11 (9.32%) C
10 10 (8.47%) PHP
11 8 (6.78%) R
11 8 (6.78%) VBScript
12 6 (5.08%) Ruby
13 4 (3.39%) Scala
13 4 (3.39%) VB6
14 1 (0.85%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.85%) Korn
14 1 (0.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 22 (18.64%) Degree
2 21 (17.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (11.86%) MCTS
4 12 (10.17%) MCITP
5 9 (7.63%) MCSE
6 5 (4.24%) MCSD
6 5 (4.24%) Security Cleared
7 3 (2.54%) MCSA
7 3 (2.54%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.69%) MCAD
8 2 (1.69%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.85%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (17.80%) Active Directory
2 18 (15.25%) Hyper-V
3 7 (5.93%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (3.39%) UAG
4 4 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.69%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.69%) XenServer
6 1 (0.85%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.85%) vCloud
6 1 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (4.24%) Microsoft Intune
1 5 (4.24%) SCVMM
1 5 (4.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (3.39%) SCOM
3 3 (2.54%) SCOrch
4 2 (1.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.69%) Perfmon
4 2 (1.69%) Puppet
4 2 (1.69%) WSUS
5 1 (0.85%) Ansible
5 1 (0.85%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.85%) SCCM
5 1 (0.85%) SELinux
5 1 (0.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.85%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 79 (66.95%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.63%) Oracle
3 6 (5.08%) Remedy
4 5 (4.24%) Red Hat
4 5 (4.24%) VMware
5 2 (1.69%) Citrix
5 2 (1.69%) IBM
6 1 (0.85%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.85%) Cisco
6 1 (0.85%) Facebook
6 1 (0.85%) NetScout
6 1 (0.85%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.85%) Sybase
6 1 (0.85%) Symantec
6 1 (0.85%) Telerik