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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 132 129 113
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -16
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 8 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.25% 0.036% 0.081%
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.26% 2.13% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£300 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £17.50 -
% change year-on-year
+122.85% -
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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 Scotland region.

Cloud Services Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
78 47 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.45% 1.70% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 24 24
Average daily rate £363 £418 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.17% +11.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £210 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £470 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £376 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.31% +25.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £16.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -50.00%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 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
Glasgow +7 3 - - 4
Edinburgh - 3 £369 - 6
Dundee - 1 - -
Perth and Kinross - 1 £300 -
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Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 8 (57.14%) .NET
2 7 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (50.00%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) VMware
3 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
3 6 (42.86%) AngularJS
4 5 (35.71%) SharePoint
4 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
4 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (28.57%) Integration Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Finance
5 4 (28.57%) Validation
5 4 (28.57%) C#
5 4 (28.57%) Visual Studio
5 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET
5 4 (28.57%) Apple iOS
5 4 (28.57%) Android
5 4 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (28.57%) Veeam
5 4 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (28.57%) Open Source
6 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (21.43%) EMC
6 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
6 3 (21.43%) Service Management
6 3 (21.43%) Change Management
6 3 (21.43%) Software Testing

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 5 (35.71%) SharePoint
2 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (7.14%) Umbraco
3 1 (7.14%) Lync
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Photoshop
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.14%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (14.29%) SaaS
2 2 (14.29%) PaaS
3 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Visual Studio
1 4 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.14%) Axure RP
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Developer
1 4 (28.57%) .NET Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Technical Specialist
2 2 (14.29%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Test Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Technical Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) User Experience Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (57.14%) .NET
2 6 (42.86%) AngularJS
3 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET
4 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (14.29%) Middleware
6 1 (7.14%) X-Windows
6 1 (7.14%) WCF
6 1 (7.14%) jQuery
6 1 (7.14%) XML
6 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) EMC VNX
2 1 (7.14%) Visualisation
2 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Android
2 4 (28.57%) Apple iOS
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (7.14%) Linux
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Validation
1 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (28.57%) Integration Testing
1 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
1 4 (28.57%) Open Source
2 3 (21.43%) Problem Management
2 3 (21.43%) Release Management
2 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
2 3 (21.43%) Incident Management
2 3 (21.43%) MVC
2 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
2 3 (21.43%) Service Management
2 3 (21.43%) Change Management
3 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (14.29%) SOA
3 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (14.29%) Network Architecture
3 2 (14.29%) Financial Modelling
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (28.57%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (14.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) NetBackup
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
1 1 (7.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) VMware
2 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 4 (28.57%) Veeam
4 3 (21.43%) EMC
5 2 (14.29%) Cisco
6 1 (7.14%) CommVault
6 1 (7.14%) NetApp
6 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
6 1 (7.14%) Symantec
6 1 (7.14%) HP
6 1 (7.14%) Dell