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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 42 62 70
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 25 16 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.90% 1.58% 1.24%
As % of the Cloud Services category 53.19% 35.56% 72.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 1
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£419 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.47% +13.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £363 £400
% change year-on-year
+11.03% -9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - £13.50
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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
47 45 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 5.45% 4.44% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 32 5
Average daily rate £450 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £275 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £315 £350
% change year-on-year
+26.98% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £31.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £36.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-52.41% +39.42%

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 27 August 2014.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 20 (62.50%) Windows
2 19 (59.38%) C#
2 19 (59.38%) .NET
3 18 (56.25%) MVC
4 13 (40.63%) Microsoft
5 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (34.38%) ASP.NET
6 10 (31.25%) JavaScript
6 10 (31.25%) Web Development
6 10 (31.25%) jQuery
7 9 (28.13%) .NET Framework
7 9 (28.13%) HTML
7 9 (28.13%) Visual Studio
7 9 (28.13%) CSS
7 9 (28.13%) ASP.NET Web API
8 8 (25.00%) Degree
8 8 (25.00%) HTML5
8 8 (25.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 7 (21.88%) MS Excel
9 7 (21.88%) DNS
10 6 (18.75%) SQL
10 6 (18.75%) Unit Testing
10 6 (18.75%) Windows 8
10 6 (18.75%) Ajax
11 5 (15.63%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (15.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (15.63%) Web Services
11 5 (15.63%) XML
11 5 (15.63%) XSLT
12 4 (12.50%) Scrum

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 4 (12.50%) IIS
1 4 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.13%) Node.js
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (21.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (9.38%) WebTrends
2 1 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.50%) PaaS
2 2 (6.25%) Office 365
2 2 (6.25%) GitHub
3 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.88%) DNS
2 3 (9.38%) DHCP
3 1 (3.13%) HTTP
3 1 (3.13%) SSL
3 1 (3.13%) Wireshark
3 1 (3.13%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) MS Access
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.13%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (28.13%) Visual Studio
2 5 (15.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (12.50%) MSTest
4 1 (3.13%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.13%) SpecFlow
4 1 (3.13%) Jasmine
4 1 (3.13%) Grunt
4 1 (3.13%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (3.13%) Bower
4 1 (3.13%) Selenium
4 1 (3.13%) Fiddler
4 1 (3.13%) JSUnit
General
1 3 (9.38%) Marketing
2 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (78.13%) Developer
2 6 (18.75%) Web Developer
3 5 (15.63%) C# Developer
3 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Developer
4 4 (12.50%) Software Developer
5 2 (6.25%) C++ Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Field Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Applications Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Development Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) CRM Developer
6 1 (3.13%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Administrator
6 1 (3.13%) .NET Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.13%) SQL Developer
6 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Developer
6 1 (3.13%) C# Software Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (59.38%) .NET
2 11 (34.38%) ASP.NET
3 10 (31.25%) jQuery
4 9 (28.13%) HTML
4 9 (28.13%) .NET Framework
4 9 (28.13%) CSS
4 9 (28.13%) ASP.NET Web API
5 8 (25.00%) HTML5
5 8 (25.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 6 (18.75%) Ajax
7 5 (15.63%) Web Services
7 5 (15.63%) XML
7 5 (15.63%) XSLT
7 5 (15.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 4 (12.50%) Unity DI Container
8 4 (12.50%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 4 (12.50%) WPF
9 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 1 (3.13%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (9.38%) Wiki
2 3 (9.38%) Replication
3 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.13%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.13%) IPTV
4 1 (3.13%) Open Source
4 1 (3.13%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 20 (62.50%) Windows
2 6 (18.75%) Windows 8
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (56.25%) MVC
2 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (31.25%) Web Development
4 6 (18.75%) Unit Testing
5 4 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 4 (12.50%) Customer Engagement
5 4 (12.50%) Dependency Injection
5 4 (12.50%) SEO
5 4 (12.50%) Project Management
5 4 (12.50%) Service Management
5 4 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (12.50%) ITIL
5 4 (12.50%) OO
5 4 (12.50%) OOD
5 4 (12.50%) Scrum
6 3 (9.38%) Analytics
6 3 (9.38%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (9.38%) TDD
6 3 (9.38%) Web Analytics
7 1 (3.13%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 19 (59.38%) C#
2 10 (31.25%) JavaScript
3 6 (18.75%) SQL
4 4 (12.50%) PowerShell
5 3 (9.38%) C++
6 2 (6.25%) Java
6 2 (6.25%) VC++
7 1 (3.13%) Python
7 1 (3.13%) Ruby
7 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
7 1 (3.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (25.00%) Degree
2 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (12.50%) MCTS
2 4 (12.50%) MCITP
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 13 (40.63%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.38%) Omniture
3 1 (3.13%) Google
3 1 (3.13%) Twitter
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Reading
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £325 - £370 per day
Posted: 16 days ago