The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 33 37 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 7 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 1.76% 1.28% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 53.85% 29.41% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 0
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£325 £325 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.31% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 -
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -
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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 Swindon region.

Cloud Services Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
13 17 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 3.27% 4.36% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 0
Average daily rate £343 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.16% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £388 £293
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +32.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £15.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+48.38% -53.03%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

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

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 21 (100.00%) .NET
2 20 (95.24%) C#
3 16 (76.19%) ASP.NET
4 14 (66.67%) E-Commerce
4 14 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 14 (66.67%) Retail
5 11 (52.38%) MVC
6 10 (47.62%) JavaScript
7 8 (38.10%) SQL
7 8 (38.10%) TDD
8 7 (33.33%) HTML
8 7 (33.33%) CSS
8 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
8 7 (33.33%) Ajax
9 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (19.05%) RESTful
10 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (19.05%) SDLC
10 4 (19.05%) C++
11 3 (14.29%) Oracle
11 3 (14.29%) Classic ASP
11 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
11 3 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (14.29%) DevOps
11 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (14.29%) Migration
11 3 (14.29%) SOA
12 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
12 2 (9.52%) Waterfall

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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.

Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Forms
General
1 14 (66.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Developer
1 10 (47.62%) .NET Developer
2 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET Developer
2 4 (19.05%) .NET Web Developer
2 4 (19.05%) Web Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (14.29%) Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Architect
3 3 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Test Leader
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Test Leader
5 1 (4.76%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (100.00%) .NET
2 16 (76.19%) ASP.NET
3 7 (33.33%) CSS
3 7 (33.33%) Ajax
3 7 (33.33%) HTML
4 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (19.05%) RESTful
4 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (14.29%) Classic ASP
6 2 (9.52%) Entity Framework
6 2 (9.52%) LINQ to SQL
6 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 2 (9.52%) .NET Framework
6 2 (9.52%) WCF
6 2 (9.52%) LINQ
6 2 (9.52%) jQuery
6 2 (9.52%) SOAP
6 2 (9.52%) MSMQ
7 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 11 (52.38%) MVC
3 8 (38.10%) TDD
4 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (19.05%) SDLC
6 3 (14.29%) Migration
6 3 (14.29%) SOA
6 3 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (14.29%) DevOps
7 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
7 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
7 2 (9.52%) BDD
7 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (9.52%) OOD
7 2 (9.52%) OO
8 1 (4.76%) Scrum
8 1 (4.76%) Performance Testing
8 1 (4.76%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (95.24%) C#
2 10 (47.62%) JavaScript
3 8 (38.10%) SQL
4 4 (19.05%) C++
5 2 (9.52%) Java
Vendors
1 14 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) Oracle