The first table below looks at the demand for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the Thames Valley region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 23 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 Thames Valley 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 2 - 9
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 10 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Thames Valley 58.82% - 2.33%
As % of the Cloud Services category 90.91% - 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 0
Average daily rate £450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 - £15.00
Cloud Services Category
Thames Valley
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
11 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Thames Valley 64.71% - 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 0
Average daily rate £450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.75 £22.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-42.69% -11.00%
Microsoft Azure
South East

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in the Thames Valley

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

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in the Thames Valley

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in the Thames Valley

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

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in the Thames Valley

Microsoft Azure
Top 22 Related IT Skills in the Thames Valley

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Thames Valley 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 11 (100.00%) C#
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
1 11 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 11 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 11 (100.00%) WCF
2 10 (90.91%) SQL Server 2008
2 10 (90.91%) AppFabric
2 10 (90.91%) BizTalk Server
2 10 (90.91%) SQL Server 2005
2 10 (90.91%) XML
2 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 10 (90.91%) SOA
3 3 (27.27%) WF
4 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
5 1 (9.09%) SQL
5 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
5 1 (9.09%) MVC
5 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (9.09%) Scrum
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (9.09%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Change Control

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in the Thames Valley by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Thames Valley 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 10 (90.91%) BizTalk Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (90.91%) SQL Server 2008
2 10 (90.91%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) BizTalk Developer
1 10 (90.91%) Developer
2 2 (18.18%) BizTalk Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Programme Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
1 11 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 11 (100.00%) WCF
2 10 (90.91%) AppFabric
2 10 (90.91%) XML
3 3 (27.27%) WF
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) SOA
2 1 (9.09%) MVC
2 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (9.09%) Scrum
2 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (9.09%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (9.09%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft