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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 22 60 50
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 50 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 6.13% 1.00% 1.57%
As % of the Cloud Services category 38.76% 14.52% 35.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 8 4
Median daily rate £450 £440 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +122.85%
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
129 62 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 15.83% 6.90% 4.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 34 17
Median daily rate £400 £440 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -7.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £193 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £500 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £19.61 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £22.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-31.11% +32.35%

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 23 July 2016.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 80 (60.61%) Microsoft
2 62 (46.97%) .NET
3 52 (39.39%) Windows
4 51 (38.64%) C#
5 37 (28.03%) SharePoint
6 36 (27.27%) SQL
7 34 (25.76%) SQL Server
8 33 (25.00%) Office 365
9 30 (22.73%) DNS
10 27 (20.45%) PowerShell
11 24 (18.18%) Windows Server
12 23 (17.42%) MS Excel
13 22 (16.67%) Degree
14 21 (15.91%) Business Intelligence
14 21 (15.91%) JavaScript
14 21 (15.91%) Project Management
14 21 (15.91%) Active Directory
14 21 (15.91%) Skype for Business
14 21 (15.91%) Skype
15 20 (15.15%) Microsoft Certification
15 20 (15.15%) VPN
16 18 (13.64%) ASP.NET
16 18 (13.64%) CSS
16 18 (13.64%) XML
16 18 (13.64%) Hyper-V
16 18 (13.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 17 (12.88%) T-SQL
17 17 (12.88%) Mentoring
18 16 (12.12%) Java
18 16 (12.12%) ADO.NET

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 37 (28.03%) SharePoint
2 21 (15.91%) Skype for Business
3 16 (12.12%) IIS
4 6 (4.55%) MS Exchange
5 4 (3.03%) Drupal
5 4 (3.03%) Joomla!
5 4 (3.03%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (3.03%) WordPress
6 3 (2.27%) OpenStack
6 3 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.52%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.76%) CMS
8 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.76%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 23 (17.42%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.79%) MS Office
3 2 (1.52%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (6.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (25.00%) Office 365
2 12 (9.09%) PaaS
3 11 (8.33%) IaaS
4 10 (7.58%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (5.30%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (3.03%) Azure Machine Learning
7 2 (1.52%) HP Helion
7 2 (1.52%) SaaS
8 1 (0.76%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.76%) IBM PureFlex
8 1 (0.76%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.76%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 30 (22.73%) DNS
2 21 (15.91%) Skype
3 20 (15.15%) VPN
4 15 (11.36%) HTTP
5 11 (8.33%) DHCP
5 11 (8.33%) TCP/IP
6 10 (7.58%) IPsec
7 8 (6.06%) IPv6
8 7 (5.30%) Kerberos
9 6 (4.55%) Internet
9 6 (4.55%) Software-Defined Networking
9 6 (4.55%) Wireshark
10 5 (3.79%) BGP
10 5 (3.79%) Firewall
10 5 (3.79%) SSL
11 4 (3.03%) LDAP
11 4 (3.03%) Remote Desktop
11 4 (3.03%) Wireless
12 3 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (2.27%) WiMAX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (25.76%) SQL Server
2 18 (13.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (10.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 11 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (8.33%) Power BI
4 11 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (7.58%) Azure SQL Database
5 10 (7.58%) Big Data
5 10 (7.58%) Relational Database
6 9 (6.82%) Hadoop
7 7 (5.30%) Datazen
7 7 (5.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 6 (4.55%) NoSQL
9 5 (3.79%) RDBMS
10 3 (2.27%) DocumentDB
11 2 (1.52%) HDInsight
12 1 (0.76%) Apache Hive
12 1 (0.76%) DB2
12 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 11 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 11 (8.33%) Visual Studio
3 10 (7.58%) Artifactory
3 10 (7.58%) JIRA
3 10 (7.58%) MSBuild
3 10 (7.58%) NuGet
4 5 (3.79%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.76%) Ant
5 1 (0.76%) AppScan
5 1 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.76%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.76%) Gradle
5 1 (0.76%) Maven
General
1 14 (10.61%) Spanish Language
2 10 (7.58%) Marketing
3 8 (6.06%) German Language
3 8 (6.06%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.79%) French Language
4 5 (3.79%) Portuguese Language
5 3 (2.27%) Automotive
5 3 (2.27%) Italian Language
6 2 (1.52%) Finance
7 1 (0.76%) Banking
7 1 (0.76%) Electronics
7 1 (0.76%) Publishing
7 1 (0.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (21.21%) Consultant
2 25 (18.94%) Developer
2 25 (18.94%) Support Engineer
3 19 (14.39%) Azure Engineer
4 16 (12.12%) Field Engineer
5 15 (11.36%) Azure Developer
6 14 (10.61%) Architect
6 14 (10.61%) Escalation Engineer
7 12 (9.09%) Onboarding Engineer
8 11 (8.33%) C# Developer
8 11 (8.33%) Cloud Engineer
9 10 (7.58%) Azure Consultant
9 10 (7.58%) Microsoft Consultant
10 9 (6.82%) .NET Developer
10 9 (6.82%) Technical Consultant
11 8 (6.06%) Azure Architect
11 8 (6.06%) Development Engineer
11 8 (6.06%) Microsoft Engineer
11 8 (6.06%) SQL Developer
12 7 (5.30%) Onboarding Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (46.97%) .NET
2 18 (13.64%) ASP.NET
2 18 (13.64%) CSS
2 18 (13.64%) XML
3 16 (12.12%) ADO.NET
4 13 (9.85%) .NET Framework
5 11 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 11 (8.33%) WCF
6 10 (7.58%) HTML
7 8 (6.06%) Unity DI Container
7 8 (6.06%) XML Schema
8 7 (5.30%) ADO
8 7 (5.30%) Autofac
8 7 (5.30%) Castle Windsor
8 7 (5.30%) Entity Framework
8 7 (5.30%) ODBC
8 7 (5.30%) OLE
8 7 (5.30%) OLE DB
9 6 (4.55%) REST
9 6 (4.55%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.33%) Public Cloud
2 10 (7.58%) Computer Science
3 7 (5.30%) Inversion of Control
4 5 (3.79%) Client/Server
4 5 (3.79%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.03%) Clustering
5 4 (3.03%) PKI
6 3 (2.27%) BYOD
7 2 (1.52%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.76%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.76%) Copywriting
8 1 (0.76%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.76%) FlexPod
8 1 (0.76%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.76%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.76%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 52 (39.39%) Windows
2 24 (18.18%) Windows Server
3 10 (7.58%) Linux
4 5 (3.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (3.79%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.76%) Unix
5 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (15.91%) Business Intelligence
1 21 (15.91%) Project Management
2 17 (12.88%) Mentoring
3 16 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (12.12%) Customer Engagement
3 16 (12.12%) MVC
4 14 (10.61%) ITIL
4 14 (10.61%) Service Management
5 12 (9.09%) Analytics
5 12 (9.09%) High Availability
6 11 (8.33%) CRM
7 10 (7.58%) Build Automation
7 10 (7.58%) Continuous Delivery
7 10 (7.58%) DevOps
7 10 (7.58%) Load Balancing
7 10 (7.58%) Web Development
8 9 (6.82%) Data Modelling
8 9 (6.82%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (6.06%) Open Source
10 7 (5.30%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 51 (38.64%) C#
2 36 (27.27%) SQL
3 27 (20.45%) PowerShell
4 21 (15.91%) JavaScript
5 17 (12.88%) T-SQL
6 16 (12.12%) Java
7 13 (9.85%) C++
8 12 (9.09%) Python
8 12 (9.09%) VB
8 12 (9.09%) VB.NET
9 11 (8.33%) C
10 10 (7.58%) PHP
11 8 (6.06%) R
11 8 (6.06%) VBScript
12 6 (4.55%) Ruby
13 4 (3.03%) Scala
13 4 (3.03%) VB6
14 1 (0.76%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.76%) Korn
14 1 (0.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (16.67%) Degree
2 20 (15.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (10.61%) MCTS
4 12 (9.09%) MCITP
5 8 (6.06%) MCSE
6 5 (3.79%) MCSD
6 5 (3.79%) Security Cleared
7 3 (2.27%) MCSA
7 3 (2.27%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.52%) MCAD
8 2 (1.52%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.52%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (15.91%) Active Directory
2 18 (13.64%) Hyper-V
3 8 (6.06%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (3.03%) UAG
4 4 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.52%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.52%) XenServer
6 1 (0.76%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.76%) vCloud
6 1 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (3.79%) Microsoft Intune
1 5 (3.79%) SCVMM
1 5 (3.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (3.03%) SCOM
3 3 (2.27%) SCOrch
4 2 (1.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.52%) Perfmon
4 2 (1.52%) Puppet
4 2 (1.52%) WSUS
5 1 (0.76%) Ansible
5 1 (0.76%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.76%) SCCM
5 1 (0.76%) SELinux
5 1 (0.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.76%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 80 (60.61%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.82%) Oracle
3 6 (4.55%) Remedy
4 5 (3.79%) Red Hat
4 5 (3.79%) VMware
5 2 (1.52%) Citrix
5 2 (1.52%) HP
5 2 (1.52%) IBM
6 1 (0.76%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.76%) Cisco
6 1 (0.76%) Facebook
6 1 (0.76%) NetScout
6 1 (0.76%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.76%) Sybase
6 1 (0.76%) Symantec
6 1 (0.76%) Telerik