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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 17 54 69
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +15
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 74 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 8.19% 1.56% 0.51%
As % of the Cloud Services category 53.24% 22.22% 20.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 8 0
Median daily rate £425 £425 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £388 £378
% change year-on-year
+16.12% +2.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -6.25%
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
139 63 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 15.38% 7.02% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 29 13
Median daily rate £450 £410 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% +17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £160 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £465 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Median hourly rate £19.61 £14.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.24% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £12.75
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +96.07%

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 25 May 2016.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 82 (70.69%) Microsoft
2 64 (55.17%) .NET
3 53 (45.69%) Windows
4 50 (43.10%) C#
5 39 (33.62%) SQL
6 35 (30.17%) SQL Server
7 30 (25.86%) DNS
8 28 (24.14%) PowerShell
9 26 (22.41%) SharePoint
10 25 (21.55%) MS Excel
11 24 (20.69%) Microsoft Certification
11 24 (20.69%) Degree
12 23 (19.83%) Active Directory
13 22 (18.97%) Business Intelligence
13 22 (18.97%) Windows Server
14 21 (18.10%) Office 365
15 20 (17.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 19 (16.38%) VPN
16 19 (16.38%) XML
16 19 (16.38%) Mentoring
17 18 (15.52%) ADO.NET
17 18 (15.52%) T-SQL
17 18 (15.52%) Customer Engagement
18 17 (14.66%) Hyper-V
18 17 (14.66%) Java
18 17 (14.66%) JavaScript
19 16 (13.79%) Service Management
19 16 (13.79%) ASP.NET
19 16 (13.79%) IIS
19 16 (13.79%) CSS

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 26 (22.41%) SharePoint
2 16 (13.79%) IIS
3 7 (6.03%) Skype for Business
4 4 (3.45%) Drupal
4 4 (3.45%) Joomla!
4 4 (3.45%) MS Exchange
4 4 (3.45%) Node.js
4 4 (3.45%) WordPress
5 3 (2.59%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (2.59%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (2.59%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (1.72%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.86%) CMS
7 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.86%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.86%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.86%) WebSphere
Applications
1 25 (21.55%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.03%) MS Office
3 2 (1.72%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (10.34%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (18.10%) Office 365
2 13 (11.21%) Azure Active Directory
3 11 (9.48%) PaaS
4 9 (7.76%) IaaS
5 5 (4.31%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (3.45%) Azure Machine Learning
7 2 (1.72%) SaaS
8 1 (0.86%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.86%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 30 (25.86%) DNS
2 19 (16.38%) VPN
3 14 (12.07%) HTTP
4 12 (10.34%) DHCP
5 10 (8.62%) TCP/IP
6 9 (7.76%) IPsec
7 8 (6.90%) IPv6
7 8 (6.90%) Kerberos
8 7 (6.03%) Skype
9 6 (5.17%) Wireshark
10 5 (4.31%) BGP
10 5 (4.31%) Internet
10 5 (4.31%) Software-Defined Networking
10 5 (4.31%) SSL
11 4 (3.45%) Firewall
11 4 (3.45%) LDAP
11 4 (3.45%) Remote Desktop
11 4 (3.45%) Wireless
12 3 (2.59%) Bluetooth
12 3 (2.59%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (30.17%) SQL Server
2 20 (17.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (12.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 12 (10.34%) Big Data
5 11 (9.48%) Hadoop
5 11 (9.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (8.62%) Azure SQL Database
6 10 (8.62%) Power BI
7 9 (7.76%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (7.76%) Datazen
7 9 (7.76%) Relational Database
8 8 (6.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 6 (5.17%) NoSQL
10 4 (3.45%) RDBMS
11 2 (1.72%) HDInsight
12 1 (0.86%) Apache Hive
12 1 (0.86%) DB2
12 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 12 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (9.48%) Git (software)
2 11 (9.48%) Jenkins
2 11 (9.48%) Visual Studio
3 10 (8.62%) Artifactory
3 10 (8.62%) JIRA
3 10 (8.62%) MSBuild
3 10 (8.62%) NuGet
4 5 (4.31%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.86%) Ant
5 1 (0.86%) AppScan
5 1 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.86%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.86%) Gradle
5 1 (0.86%) Maven
General
1 9 (7.76%) Marketing
2 8 (6.90%) German Language
2 8 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.31%) French Language
3 5 (4.31%) Portuguese Language
3 5 (4.31%) Spanish Language
4 3 (2.59%) Automotive
4 3 (2.59%) Italian Language
5 2 (1.72%) Finance
6 1 (0.86%) Banking
6 1 (0.86%) Electronics
6 1 (0.86%) Publishing
6 1 (0.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (23.28%) Support Engineer
2 26 (22.41%) Consultant
2 26 (22.41%) Developer
3 18 (15.52%) Azure Engineer
4 17 (14.66%) Field Engineer
5 15 (12.93%) Escalation Engineer
6 12 (10.34%) Azure Developer
6 12 (10.34%) SQL Developer
7 11 (9.48%) .NET Developer
7 11 (9.48%) Microsoft Consultant
8 10 (8.62%) C# Developer
8 10 (8.62%) Cloud Engineer
8 10 (8.62%) Technical Consultant
9 9 (7.76%) Architect
9 9 (7.76%) Azure Consultant
9 9 (7.76%) Development Engineer
10 8 (6.90%) Microsoft Engineer
11 7 (6.03%) Build Engineer
12 6 (5.17%) Senior Build Engineer
12 6 (5.17%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (55.17%) .NET
2 19 (16.38%) XML
3 18 (15.52%) ADO.NET
4 16 (13.79%) ASP.NET
4 16 (13.79%) CSS
5 15 (12.93%) .NET Framework
6 14 (12.07%) WCF
7 10 (8.62%) Unity DI Container
7 10 (8.62%) XML Schema
8 9 (7.76%) ADO
8 9 (7.76%) Autofac
8 9 (7.76%) Castle Windsor
8 9 (7.76%) Entity Framework
8 9 (7.76%) ODBC
8 9 (7.76%) OLE
8 9 (7.76%) OLE DB
8 9 (7.76%) Web Services
9 8 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (6.90%) REST
10 6 (5.17%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.48%) Computer Science
1 11 (9.48%) Public Cloud
2 9 (7.76%) Inversion of Control
3 5 (4.31%) Client/Server
4 4 (3.45%) Clustering
4 4 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.45%) PKI
5 3 (2.59%) BYOD
5 3 (2.59%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.72%) Enterprise Cloud
6 2 (1.72%) Replication
7 1 (0.86%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.86%) FlexPod
7 1 (0.86%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.86%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.86%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 53 (45.69%) Windows
2 22 (18.97%) Windows Server
3 9 (7.76%) Linux
4 5 (4.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (4.31%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.86%) Unix
5 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (18.97%) Business Intelligence
2 19 (16.38%) Mentoring
3 18 (15.52%) Customer Engagement
4 16 (13.79%) ITIL
4 16 (13.79%) Service Management
5 14 (12.07%) CRM
6 13 (11.21%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (11.21%) MVC
7 11 (9.48%) High Availability
8 10 (8.62%) Build Automation
8 10 (8.62%) Continuous Delivery
8 10 (8.62%) DevOps
8 10 (8.62%) Open Source
8 10 (8.62%) Web Development
9 9 (7.76%) Analytics
9 9 (7.76%) Data Modelling
9 9 (7.76%) Load Balancing
9 9 (7.76%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (6.03%) Software Testing
11 6 (5.17%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 50 (43.10%) C#
2 39 (33.62%) SQL
3 28 (24.14%) PowerShell
4 18 (15.52%) T-SQL
5 17 (14.66%) Java
5 17 (14.66%) JavaScript
6 14 (12.07%) VB.NET
7 13 (11.21%) C++
7 13 (11.21%) Python
8 11 (9.48%) C
8 11 (9.48%) VB
9 10 (8.62%) PHP
10 9 (7.76%) R
11 7 (6.03%) VBScript
12 6 (5.17%) Ruby
13 5 (4.31%) Scala
14 4 (3.45%) VB6
15 1 (0.86%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.86%) Korn
15 1 (0.86%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (20.69%) Degree
1 24 (20.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (13.79%) MCTS
3 14 (12.07%) MCITP
4 10 (8.62%) MCSE
5 6 (5.17%) MCSD
6 5 (4.31%) Security Cleared
7 3 (2.59%) MCSA
7 3 (2.59%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.72%) MCAD
8 2 (1.72%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.86%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (19.83%) Active Directory
2 17 (14.66%) Hyper-V
3 4 (3.45%) UAG
3 4 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.72%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.72%) XenServer
5 1 (0.86%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.86%) vCloud
5 1 (0.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (4.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 5 (4.31%) SCVMM
1 5 (4.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (3.45%) SCOM
2 4 (3.45%) Windows Intune
3 3 (2.59%) SCOrch
4 2 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.72%) Perfmon
4 2 (1.72%) Puppet
4 2 (1.72%) WSUS
5 1 (0.86%) Ansible
5 1 (0.86%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.86%) SELinux
5 1 (0.86%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 82 (70.69%) Microsoft
2 11 (9.48%) Oracle
3 8 (6.90%) Remedy
4 5 (4.31%) Red Hat
4 5 (4.31%) VMware
5 2 (1.72%) Citrix
5 2 (1.72%) IBM
6 1 (0.86%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.86%) Cisco
6 1 (0.86%) Facebook
6 1 (0.86%) NetScout
6 1 (0.86%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.86%) Sybase
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