The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 126 123 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 6 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.20% 0.19% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.96% 14.29% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£295 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £32.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £32.00 -
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
Microsoft Azure
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Cloud Services Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
67 35 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.21% 1.33% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 8 11
Average daily rate £400 £418 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.19% +19.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £360 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 1
Average hourly rate £19.50 £16.00 £16.53
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.87% -3.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £13.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+85.18% -12.90%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Cloud Services category.

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Scotland region.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Microsoft Azure
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Scotland region.

Microsoft Azure Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Microsoft Azure
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -6 4 - - 3
Glasgow -5 2 £295 - 7
Microsoft Azure
UK

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 18 (75.00%) .NET
2 15 (62.50%) C#
2 15 (62.50%) ASP.NET
3 14 (58.33%) Windows
4 10 (41.67%) SQL Server
5 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 9 (37.50%) MVC
6 8 (33.33%) VMware
6 8 (33.33%) SQL
6 8 (33.33%) Visual Studio
6 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (29.17%) SharePoint
8 6 (25.00%) SAN
8 6 (25.00%) CommVault
8 6 (25.00%) Symantec
8 6 (25.00%) NetBackup
8 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
8 6 (25.00%) HP
8 6 (25.00%) Dell
8 6 (25.00%) Ubuntu
8 6 (25.00%) CruiseControl
8 6 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (25.00%) NHibernate
8 6 (25.00%) .NET Framework
8 6 (25.00%) Performance Testing
8 6 (25.00%) Lync
8 6 (25.00%) Entity Framework
8 6 (25.00%) MSBuild

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 7 (29.17%) SharePoint
2 6 (25.00%) Lync
2 6 (25.00%) Umbraco
3 4 (16.67%) CMS
4 1 (4.17%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (25.00%) Office 365
2 5 (20.83%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (25.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (41.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 6 (25.00%) CruiseControl
2 6 (25.00%) MSBuild
2 6 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) Developer
2 7 (29.17%) .NET Developer
2 7 (29.17%) Consultant
3 6 (25.00%) Technical Consultant
4 4 (16.67%) Lead Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Test Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (4.17%) .NET Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (75.00%) .NET
2 15 (62.50%) ASP.NET
3 8 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (25.00%) NHibernate
4 6 (25.00%) .NET Framework
4 6 (25.00%) Entity Framework
4 6 (25.00%) OAuth
4 6 (25.00%) OAuth2
5 4 (16.67%) AngularJS
5 4 (16.67%) Web Services
6 1 (4.17%) WPF
6 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Client/Server
2 2 (8.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 14 (58.33%) Windows
2 6 (25.00%) Ubuntu
3 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (8.33%) Android
4 2 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) MVC
2 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 2 (8.33%) Validation
4 2 (8.33%) Service Management
4 2 (8.33%) Change Management
4 2 (8.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (8.33%) Integration Testing
4 2 (8.33%) Problem Management
4 2 (8.33%) Release Management
4 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (8.33%) Software Testing
4 2 (8.33%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.17%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (62.50%) C#
2 8 (33.33%) SQL
3 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 8 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (25.00%) NetBackup
1 6 (25.00%) SCCM
1 6 (25.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 8 (33.33%) VMware
3 6 (25.00%) CommVault
3 6 (25.00%) Symantec
3 6 (25.00%) HP
3 6 (25.00%) Dell
4 4 (16.67%) EMC
4 4 (16.67%) NetApp
5 2 (8.33%) Veeam