The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category for the Scotland region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 122 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.19% - -
As % of the Cloud Services category 15.63% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 - £15.00
Cloud Services Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
32 19 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.22% 0.80% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 11
Average daily rate £418 £450 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.22% +38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £348 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £520 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 3
Average hourly rate £16.00 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.75 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-50.96% +4.00%
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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 24 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Vacancies
Glasgow - 3 - - 1
Edinburgh - 2 - - 1
Aberdeen - - - -
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Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 7 (100.00%) HTML
1 7 (100.00%) CSS
2 6 (85.71%) C#
2 6 (85.71%) .NET
2 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) ASP.NET
2 6 (85.71%) .NET Framework
3 5 (71.43%) jQuery
3 5 (71.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
5 3 (42.86%) SQL
5 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (42.86%) E-Learning
5 3 (42.86%) MVC
5 3 (42.86%) Umbraco
5 3 (42.86%) KnockoutJS
5 3 (42.86%) Web Application Development
6 2 (28.57%) Twitter
6 2 (28.57%) Backbone.js
6 2 (28.57%) CSS3
6 2 (28.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
6 2 (28.57%) TeamCity
6 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
6 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (28.57%) Mercurial

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 3 (42.86%) Umbraco
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) HTTP
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (14.29%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
1 2 (28.57%) ReSharper
1 2 (28.57%) TeamCity
1 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
1 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (28.57%) Mercurial
1 2 (28.57%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (14.29%) PhoneGap
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
1 6 (85.71%) .NET Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) HTML
1 7 (100.00%) CSS
2 6 (85.71%) .NET
2 6 (85.71%) ASP.NET
2 6 (85.71%) .NET Framework
3 5 (71.43%) jQuery
3 5 (71.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (42.86%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (28.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (28.57%) LINQ
6 2 (28.57%) HTML5
6 2 (28.57%) Backbone.js
6 2 (28.57%) CSS3
6 2 (28.57%) XHTML
7 1 (14.29%) SAML
7 1 (14.29%) JSON
7 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) E-Learning
2 1 (14.29%) FMCG
2 1 (14.29%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) MVC
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) Web Application Development
2 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
3 1 (14.29%) OO
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Web Development
3 1 (14.29%) Refactoring
3 1 (14.29%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Red Gate
2 2 (28.57%) Twitter
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