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 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 69 60 52
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 3 15 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.32% 1.50% 2.20%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.82% 38.46% 89.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 7
Average daily rate
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£400 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 - -
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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
34 39 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.64% 3.90% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 9
Average daily rate £425 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £365 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £678 £495 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £14.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+60.71% -25.33%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 8 (50.00%) MVC
1 8 (50.00%) C#
2 7 (43.75%) C++
2 7 (43.75%) .NET
3 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
4 5 (31.25%) SQL
4 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
4 5 (31.25%) Inversion of Control
4 5 (31.25%) PaaS
4 5 (31.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 5 (31.25%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 5 (31.25%) Unity DI Container
4 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (25.00%) Dependency Injection
5 4 (25.00%) Windows
5 4 (25.00%) VC++
6 3 (18.75%) Linux
6 3 (18.75%) DHCP
6 3 (18.75%) DNS
6 3 (18.75%) Replication
6 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (18.75%) T-SQL
6 3 (18.75%) UNIX
6 3 (18.75%) .NET Framework
6 3 (18.75%) SCOM
6 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
6 3 (18.75%) MSTest
6 3 (18.75%) Office 365
6 3 (18.75%) SCOrch

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

Applications
1 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (31.25%) PaaS
2 3 (18.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) DHCP
1 3 (18.75%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MSTest
2 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) C++ Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Software Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Field Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) WPF Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Sitecore Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Escalation Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) .NET
2 5 (31.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 5 (31.25%) Managed Extensibility Framework
2 5 (31.25%) Unity DI Container
2 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (18.75%) .NET Framework
4 2 (12.50%) WPF
5 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (6.25%) HTML5
5 1 (6.25%) WCF
5 1 (6.25%) MFC
5 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
5 1 (6.25%) COM
5 1 (6.25%) CSS
5 1 (6.25%) Web Services
5 1 (6.25%) ActiveX
5 1 (6.25%) HTML
5 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (18.75%) Replication
3 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Linux
2 3 (18.75%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) MVC
2 4 (25.00%) Dependency Injection
3 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 1 (6.25%) OO
5 1 (6.25%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) C#
2 7 (43.75%) C++
3 5 (31.25%) SQL
4 4 (25.00%) VC++
5 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
5 3 (18.75%) T-SQL
6 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) HND
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) SCOM
1 3 (18.75%) SCOrch
1 3 (18.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 3 (18.75%) SCSM
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Sitecore
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
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