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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 61 53 67
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 9 15 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.96% 1.66% 0.93%
As % of the Cloud Services category 13.85% 40.54% 36.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 6
Average daily rate
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£440 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £450 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £468 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £17.50 -
% change year-on-year
+122.85% -
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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
65 37 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 6.97% 4.09% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 16 15
Average daily rate £425 £475 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £300 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £16.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+30.30% -48.43%

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
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 28 July 2015.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 13 (65.00%) Windows
2 10 (50.00%) .NET
3 9 (45.00%) C#
3 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (40.00%) HTML
4 8 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 8 (40.00%) ASP.NET
4 8 (40.00%) CSS
5 7 (35.00%) CMS
5 7 (35.00%) Scrum
5 7 (35.00%) Selenium
5 7 (35.00%) KnockoutJS
5 7 (35.00%) AngularJS
6 6 (30.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 6 (30.00%) Office 365
6 6 (30.00%) MSTest
6 6 (30.00%) MongoDB
6 6 (30.00%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (30.00%) Node.js
6 6 (30.00%) NUnit
6 6 (30.00%) Content Management
6 6 (30.00%) Automated Testing
6 6 (30.00%) jQuery
6 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
7 5 (25.00%) SharePoint
7 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (25.00%) Lync
8 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
9 3 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
9 3 (15.00%) MVC

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 7 (35.00%) CMS
2 6 (30.00%) Node.js
3 5 (25.00%) Lync
3 5 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
4 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (30.00%) Office 365
2 3 (15.00%) Yammer
2 3 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (5.00%) SaaS
3 1 (5.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) DHCP
1 2 (10.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) MongoDB
1 6 (30.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (35.00%) Selenium
2 6 (30.00%) NUnit
2 6 (30.00%) MSTest
3 1 (5.00%) MSBuild
3 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (5.00%) Back Office
1 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Developer
2 7 (35.00%) Web Developer
3 4 (20.00%) Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Web Applications Developer
5 1 (5.00%) CRM Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Rollout Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior C# Developer
5 1 (5.00%) CRM Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Platform Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Full Stack Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Applications Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (50.00%) .NET
2 8 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 8 (40.00%) CSS
2 8 (40.00%) HTML
3 7 (35.00%) KnockoutJS
3 7 (35.00%) AngularJS
4 6 (30.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 6 (30.00%) jQuery
5 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (10.00%) HTML5
6 2 (10.00%) CSS3
6 2 (10.00%) Web Services
6 2 (10.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Replication
2 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.00%) User Experience
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (65.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (35.00%) Scrum
3 6 (30.00%) Content Management
3 6 (30.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (15.00%) ITIL
4 3 (15.00%) Service Management
4 3 (15.00%) MVC
5 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (10.00%) CRM
5 2 (10.00%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (5.00%) Waterfall
6 1 (5.00%) BDD
6 1 (5.00%) Business Transformation
6 1 (5.00%) Unit Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Kanban
6 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
6 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (5.00%) Project Management
6 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) C#
2 8 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.00%) SQL
4 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.00%) MCTS
2 2 (10.00%) MCITP
2 2 (10.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) MCSD
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) VMware