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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 73 54 67
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 5 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.46% 1.68% 0.92%
As % of the Cloud Services category 21.74% 61.90% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 0
Average daily rate - £375 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £15.00
Cloud Services Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
23 21 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.13% 2.72% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 0
Average daily rate £400 £438 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £15.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -38.00%
Microsoft Azure
Berkshire

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 16 April 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 31 (83.78%) Windows
2 28 (75.68%) .NET
3 21 (56.76%) C#
4 16 (43.24%) OO
4 16 (43.24%) OOD
5 15 (40.54%) Microsoft
6 12 (32.43%) JSON
6 12 (32.43%) Telecoms
6 12 (32.43%) REST
6 12 (32.43%) ASP.NET Web API
7 11 (29.73%) Web Services
8 10 (27.03%) Windows 8
9 9 (24.32%) Internet
9 9 (24.32%) Selenium
9 9 (24.32%) IPTV
10 8 (21.62%) jQuery
10 8 (21.62%) MS Excel
10 8 (21.62%) Active Directory
10 8 (21.62%) JavaScript
10 8 (21.62%) ASP.NET
10 8 (21.62%) Office 365
10 8 (21.62%) Test Automation
11 7 (18.92%) MSTest
11 7 (18.92%) Node.js
11 7 (18.92%) Unit Testing
11 7 (18.92%) Degree
11 7 (18.92%) MVC
12 6 (16.22%) Silverlight
12 6 (16.22%) Windows 7
12 6 (16.22%) Windows Intune

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 7 (18.92%) Node.js
2 2 (5.41%) IIS
3 1 (2.70%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (21.62%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (21.62%) Office 365
2 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (24.32%) Internet
2 2 (5.41%) DHCP
2 2 (5.41%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (24.32%) Selenium
2 7 (18.92%) MSTest
3 5 (13.51%) Visual Studio
4 4 (10.81%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (8.11%) NUnit
6 1 (2.70%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.70%) MSBuild
General
1 12 (32.43%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (40.54%) Development Engineer
2 14 (37.84%) Software Engineer
3 13 (35.14%) Software Development Engineer
4 9 (24.32%) Developer
5 7 (18.92%) Active Directory Consultant
5 7 (18.92%) Consultant
6 6 (16.22%) Test Engineer
6 6 (16.22%) Software Test Engineer
7 5 (13.51%) Automation Engineer
7 5 (13.51%) Test Automation Engineer
7 5 (13.51%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 3 (8.11%) .NET Developer
8 3 (8.11%) C# Developer
8 3 (8.11%) Software Developer
9 2 (5.41%) Tester
9 2 (5.41%) Applications Developer
9 2 (5.41%) Lead Developer
9 2 (5.41%) Applications Tester
9 2 (5.41%) C# .NET Developer
10 1 (2.70%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (75.68%) .NET
2 12 (32.43%) JSON
2 12 (32.43%) REST
2 12 (32.43%) ASP.NET Web API
3 11 (29.73%) Web Services
4 8 (21.62%) jQuery
4 8 (21.62%) ASP.NET
5 6 (16.22%) Silverlight
6 4 (10.81%) CSS
6 4 (10.81%) HTML
6 4 (10.81%) WPF
6 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (10.81%) Backbone.js
7 3 (8.11%) KnockoutJS
7 3 (8.11%) WCF
8 2 (5.41%) .NET Framework
8 2 (5.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 1 (2.70%) Razor View Engine
9 1 (2.70%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 9 (24.32%) IPTV
2 5 (13.51%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.41%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 31 (83.78%) Windows
2 10 (27.03%) Windows 8
3 6 (16.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (43.24%) OO
1 16 (43.24%) OOD
2 8 (21.62%) Test Automation
3 7 (18.92%) Unit Testing
3 7 (18.92%) MVC
4 4 (10.81%) TDD
4 4 (10.81%) Web Development
4 4 (10.81%) BDD
5 3 (8.11%) Automated Testing
5 3 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (5.41%) Identity Management
6 2 (5.41%) Scrum
7 1 (2.70%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (2.70%) Content Management
7 1 (2.70%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 21 (56.76%) C#
2 8 (21.62%) JavaScript
3 4 (10.81%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.70%) Java
4 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (18.92%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.70%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (21.62%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (16.22%) Windows Intune
2 1 (2.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 15 (40.54%) Microsoft