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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 98 104 112
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 32 18 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.25% 0.67% 0.088%
As % of the Cloud Services category 25.40% 27.69% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 2
Average daily rate £400 £310 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -17.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £318 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 -
% change year-on-year
+34.61% -
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
126 65 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 4.94% 2.41% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 29 12
Average daily rate £375 £310 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -20.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £213 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £14.02
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -0.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £16.86
% change year-on-year
-2.52% +18.60%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram 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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +11 27 £425 +37.09% 5
Glasgow +2 5 £300 -3.22% 5
Microsoft Azure
UK

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 39 (69.64%) Microsoft
2 27 (48.21%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (46.43%) SQL Server
4 22 (39.29%) .NET
5 21 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
6 17 (30.36%) ASP.NET
7 15 (26.79%) C#
7 15 (26.79%) JavaScript
8 14 (25.00%) .NET Framework
9 13 (23.21%) Windows
10 12 (21.43%) CSS
10 12 (21.43%) HTML
10 12 (21.43%) MVC
11 11 (19.64%) Scrum
11 11 (19.64%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (19.64%) Entity Framework
12 10 (17.86%) AngularJS
12 10 (17.86%) Windows Server
13 9 (16.07%) ASP.NET Web API
13 9 (16.07%) SOA
13 9 (16.07%) ETL
14 8 (14.29%) MS Excel
14 8 (14.29%) SQL
14 8 (14.29%) T-SQL
14 8 (14.29%) Visual Studio
15 7 (12.50%) VMware
15 7 (12.50%) Linux
15 7 (12.50%) Web Services
15 7 (12.50%) IIS
15 7 (12.50%) Elasticsearch

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
1 7 (12.50%) IIS
2 5 (8.93%) NServiceBus
2 5 (8.93%) SharePoint
2 5 (8.93%) Skype for Business
3 4 (7.14%) Apache
3 4 (7.14%) nginx
4 3 (5.36%) MS Exchange
5 2 (3.57%) Confluence
5 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (3.57%) OpenStack
5 2 (3.57%) Tomcat
5 2 (3.57%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 21 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (12.50%) Office 365
3 2 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (3.57%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (3.57%) Google Compute Engine
3 2 (3.57%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.79%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.14%) Firewall
1 4 (7.14%) HTTP
2 3 (5.36%) DNS
2 3 (5.36%) Internet
2 3 (5.36%) Skype
3 2 (3.57%) DHCP
3 2 (3.57%) FTP
3 2 (3.57%) IPsec
3 2 (3.57%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (3.57%) SAN
3 2 (3.57%) SSL
3 2 (3.57%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.57%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.79%) LAN
4 1 (1.79%) PBX
4 1 (1.79%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (46.43%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (10.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 6 (10.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (8.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (5.36%) HDInsight
5 3 (5.36%) Oracle Database
5 3 (5.36%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (5.36%) Relational Database
5 3 (5.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Power View
7 1 (1.79%) SSDT
7 1 (1.79%) StreamInsight
Development Applications
1 8 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 6 (10.71%) JIRA
2 6 (10.71%) TeamCity
3 4 (7.14%) NUnit
3 4 (7.14%) Selenium
3 4 (7.14%) WebDriver
3 4 (7.14%) YouTrack
4 3 (5.36%) Git (software)
4 3 (5.36%) git-flow
4 3 (5.36%) ReSharper
5 2 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (5.36%) Finance
2 2 (3.57%) Law
2 2 (3.57%) Publishing
3 1 (1.79%) Banking
3 1 (1.79%) Games
Job Titles
1 18 (32.14%) Developer
2 15 (26.79%) Architect
3 11 (19.64%) Technical Architect
4 8 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 8 (14.29%) Integration Architect
4 8 (14.29%) Web Developer
5 7 (12.50%) Analyst
6 6 (10.71%) Test Analyst
7 5 (8.93%) Senior Developer
7 5 (8.93%) SQL Developer
8 4 (7.14%) .NET Web Developer
8 4 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 4 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (7.14%) C# Developer
8 4 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
8 4 (7.14%) Senior Web Developer
9 3 (5.36%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (5.36%) C# Web Developer
9 3 (5.36%) QA Analyst
9 3 (5.36%) SQL Server Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (39.29%) .NET
2 17 (30.36%) ASP.NET
3 14 (25.00%) .NET Framework
4 12 (21.43%) CSS
4 12 (21.43%) HTML
5 11 (19.64%) Entity Framework
6 10 (17.86%) AngularJS
7 9 (16.07%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (12.50%) HTML5
8 7 (12.50%) jQuery
8 7 (12.50%) LINQ
8 7 (12.50%) Web Services
9 5 (8.93%) LINQ to SQL
9 5 (8.93%) MSMQ
9 5 (8.93%) Razor View Engine
10 4 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 4 (7.14%) RESTful
10 4 (7.14%) WCF
11 3 (5.36%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.71%) Data Centre
1 6 (10.71%) VLE
2 5 (8.93%) User Experience
3 2 (3.57%) EMC VNX
3 2 (3.57%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.79%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.79%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.79%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.79%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (23.21%) Windows
2 10 (17.86%) Windows Server
3 7 (12.50%) Linux
4 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.57%) Android
5 2 (3.57%) Apple iOS
5 2 (3.57%) Unix
5 2 (3.57%) Windows 10
5 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (48.21%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (21.43%) MVC
3 11 (19.64%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (19.64%) Scrum
4 9 (16.07%) ETL
4 9 (16.07%) SOA
5 7 (12.50%) DevOps
5 7 (12.50%) Microservices
5 7 (12.50%) Unit Testing
6 6 (10.71%) Technical Architecture
7 5 (8.93%) Automated Testing
7 5 (8.93%) Change Management
7 5 (8.93%) Mentoring
7 5 (8.93%) SDLC
7 5 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (7.14%) Analytics
8 4 (7.14%) Incident Management
8 4 (7.14%) Service Management
8 4 (7.14%) Software Delivery
8 4 (7.14%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (26.79%) C#
1 15 (26.79%) JavaScript
2 8 (14.29%) SQL
2 8 (14.29%) T-SQL
3 4 (7.14%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (3.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.79%) BC Cleared
2 1 (1.79%) CCNA
2 1 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.79%) MCSA
2 1 (1.79%) MCSE
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.93%) Data Quality
1 5 (8.93%) QA
2 1 (1.79%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (7.14%) Docker
2 3 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.57%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.57%) Varnish
3 2 (3.57%) vSphere
3 2 (3.57%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (3.57%) FortiGate
1 2 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (3.57%) Puppet
1 2 (3.57%) SCOM
2 1 (1.79%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 39 (69.64%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.50%) VMware
3 5 (8.93%) Cisco
4 3 (5.36%) EMC
4 3 (5.36%) Oracle
5 2 (3.57%) Atlassian
5 2 (3.57%) Google
5 2 (3.57%) IBM
5 2 (3.57%) Veeam
6 1 (1.79%) Barracuda Networks
6 1 (1.79%) Dell
6 1 (1.79%) HP
6 1 (1.79%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.79%) Symantec
6 1 (1.79%) Telerik
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