The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 27 34 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 1.20% 0.32% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 11.11% 9.09% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £340 - -
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
Berkshire

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

Cloud Services Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
27 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 10.76% 3.53% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 10 4
Average daily rate £380 £458 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.93% +92.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £291 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £500 £264
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £175.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
-13.35% +30.62%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

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

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in Slough

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

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in Slough

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) VMware
1 3 (50.00%) SoftLayer
2 2 (33.33%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (33.33%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (33.33%) Converged Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) VCE vBlock
2 2 (33.33%) Google Compute Engine
2 2 (33.33%) Google
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) Operations Management
2 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 2 (33.33%) FlexPod
2 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (33.33%) vSphere
2 2 (33.33%) vCloud
2 2 (33.33%) OpenStack
2 2 (33.33%) Rackspace
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) UML
3 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
3 1 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (16.67%) SOA
3 1 (16.67%) ETL
3 1 (16.67%) DHCP
3 1 (16.67%) Toad
3 1 (16.67%) DNS

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 2 (33.33%) OpenStack
2 1 (16.67%) Apache Pig
2 1 (16.67%) IIS
2 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) SoftLayer
2 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (33.33%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (33.33%) Google Compute Engine
3 1 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) DHCP
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) S/MIME
1 1 (16.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Toad
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Architect
1 4 (66.67%) Cloud Architect
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory Support
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Applications Support
2 1 (16.67%) Applications Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Azure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Cloud Solutions Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Support
2 1 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Solutions Designer
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Web Applications Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Web Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (16.67%) Middleware
2 1 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) FlexPod
1 2 (33.33%) Hybrid Cloud
1 2 (33.33%) VCE vBlock
2 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Converged Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) Operations Management
3 1 (16.67%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (16.67%) Data Security
3 1 (16.67%) ETL
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (16.67%) MVC
3 1 (16.67%) Release Management
3 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Security Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) SOA
3 1 (16.67%) UML
3 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) C++
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 1 (16.67%) Perl
1 1 (16.67%) PHP
1 1 (16.67%) Python
1 1 (16.67%) Ruby
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) VCDX
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 2 (33.33%) vCloud
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (33.33%) vSphere
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) Google
2 2 (33.33%) Rackspace
3 1 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle