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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 40 57 65
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 29 24 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 4.04% 2.56% 0.72%
As % of the Cloud Services category 31.87% 26.37% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 14 3
Median daily rate £469 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +12.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £402 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.67% +7.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £35.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-57.14% +34.61%

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
91 91 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 12.67% 9.69% 3.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 57 15
Median daily rate £450 £448 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.55% +2.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £257 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £559
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £412
% change year-on-year
+3.65% -0.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £14.00 £27.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.09% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-38.18% +22.22%

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 18 January 2017.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 22 (46.81%) Microsoft
2 14 (29.79%) Office 365
3 13 (27.66%) Windows
4 11 (23.40%) .NET
5 10 (21.28%) SQL Server
5 10 (21.28%) MS Excel
5 10 (21.28%) SharePoint
5 10 (21.28%) Active Directory
5 10 (21.28%) IaaS
6 9 (19.15%) CRM
6 9 (19.15%) Dynamics CRM
7 8 (17.02%) Finance
7 8 (17.02%) ERP
7 8 (17.02%) PaaS
8 7 (14.89%) PowerShell
8 7 (14.89%) Migration
8 7 (14.89%) Marketing
8 7 (14.89%) Degree
9 6 (12.77%) Project Management
9 6 (12.77%) SQL
9 6 (12.77%) C#
9 6 (12.77%) Web Services
10 5 (10.64%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (10.64%) Time Management
10 5 (10.64%) WCF
10 5 (10.64%) Amazon AWS
11 4 (8.51%) Firewall
11 4 (8.51%) CheckPoint
11 4 (8.51%) Cisco
11 4 (8.51%) Data Migration

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 10 (21.28%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.38%) Skype for Business
3 2 (4.26%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.13%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (21.28%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.26%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (4.26%) MS Project
3 1 (2.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (19.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.13%) Sprinklr
2 1 (2.13%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 14 (29.79%) Office 365
2 10 (21.28%) IaaS
3 8 (17.02%) PaaS
4 5 (10.64%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (10.64%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (6.38%) Yammer
6 2 (4.26%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (2.13%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (2.13%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.51%) Firewall
2 3 (6.38%) LAN
2 3 (6.38%) MPLS
2 3 (6.38%) Network Security
2 3 (6.38%) Skype
2 3 (6.38%) TCP/IP
2 3 (6.38%) VoIP
2 3 (6.38%) WAN
2 3 (6.38%) WLAN
3 2 (4.26%) VPN
4 1 (2.13%) SSL
4 1 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (21.28%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.51%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.38%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (6.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.13%) CouchDB
4 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.13%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.38%) Grunt
2 3 (6.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (6.38%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.26%) Bower
4 1 (2.13%) Appium
4 1 (2.13%) Bugzilla
4 1 (2.13%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.13%) Gerrit
4 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.13%) JIRA
4 1 (2.13%) JMeter
4 1 (2.13%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.13%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (2.13%) Selenium
4 1 (2.13%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.13%) Subversion
4 1 (2.13%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.13%) Vagrant
4 1 (2.13%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (17.02%) Finance
2 7 (14.89%) Marketing
3 3 (6.38%) Spanish Language
4 2 (4.26%) Billing
5 1 (2.13%) Advertising
5 1 (2.13%) Banking
5 1 (2.13%) Publishing
5 1 (2.13%) Retail
5 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (19.15%) Consultant
2 7 (14.89%) Developer
3 6 (12.77%) Azure Consultant
4 5 (10.64%) .NET Developer
4 5 (10.64%) Architect
5 4 (8.51%) Azure Architect
5 4 (8.51%) Azure Developer
5 4 (8.51%) Integration Developer
5 4 (8.51%) Technical Leader
6 3 (6.38%) Onboarding Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) SQL Developer
6 3 (6.38%) SQL Server Developer
6 3 (6.38%) WCF Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) C# Developer
7 2 (4.26%) HTML Developer
7 2 (4.26%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Marketing Manager
7 2 (4.26%) Migration Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (23.40%) .NET
2 6 (12.77%) Web Services
3 5 (10.64%) WCF
4 3 (6.38%) AngularJS
4 3 (6.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (4.26%) .NET Framework
5 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET
5 2 (4.26%) CSS
5 2 (4.26%) CSS3
5 2 (4.26%) Entity Framework
5 2 (4.26%) HTML
5 2 (4.26%) HTML5
5 2 (4.26%) jQuery
5 2 (4.26%) LINQ
5 2 (4.26%) Node.js
6 1 (2.13%) JSON
6 1 (2.13%) Middleware
6 1 (2.13%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (2.13%) XML
6 1 (2.13%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.38%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.26%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.26%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.13%) Blog
4 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Licensing
4 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.13%) PMI
4 1 (2.13%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.13%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.13%) Social Media
4 1 (2.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (27.66%) Windows
2 4 (8.51%) Windows 10
3 3 (6.38%) Linux
4 2 (4.26%) Android
4 2 (4.26%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.13%) Unix
5 1 (2.13%) VMS
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (19.15%) CRM
2 8 (17.02%) ERP
3 7 (14.89%) Migration
4 6 (12.77%) Project Management
5 5 (10.64%) Time Management
6 4 (8.51%) Analytics
6 4 (8.51%) Data Migration
6 4 (8.51%) Presales
6 4 (8.51%) Software Licensing
7 3 (6.38%) Complex ETL
7 3 (6.38%) Customer Engagement
7 3 (6.38%) ETL
7 3 (6.38%) Mobile Device Management
7 3 (6.38%) MSF
7 3 (6.38%) Multithreading
7 3 (6.38%) Resource Management
7 3 (6.38%) Service Delivery
7 3 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (6.38%) Use Case
8 2 (4.26%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.89%) PowerShell
2 6 (12.77%) C#
2 6 (12.77%) SQL
3 2 (4.26%) Java
3 2 (4.26%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.13%) C
4 1 (2.13%) Perl
4 1 (2.13%) Python
4 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (14.89%) Degree
2 2 (4.26%) CCNA
2 2 (4.26%) CCNP
2 2 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (4.26%) MCP
2 2 (4.26%) MCSA
2 2 (4.26%) MCSE
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.13%) CFA
3 1 (2.13%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.13%) PMP
3 1 (2.13%) Postgraduate
3 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (21.28%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.38%) Docker
3 1 (2.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) Ansible
1 1 (2.13%) Marathon
1 1 (2.13%) Mesos
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (2.13%) Netcool
1 1 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.13%) Puppet
1 1 (2.13%) Salt
1 1 (2.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 22 (46.81%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.51%) CheckPoint
2 4 (8.51%) Cisco
3 2 (4.26%) IBM
4 1 (2.13%) Facebook
4 1 (2.13%) Mercator
4 1 (2.13%) Rackspace
4 1 (2.13%) Samsung
4 1 (2.13%) Twitter
4 1 (2.13%) VMware