The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 218 360 399
Rank change year-on-year
+142 +39
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 488 215 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.93% 0.43% 0.31%
As % of the Cloud Services category 24.39% 17.10% 16.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 140 92
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£425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 0 0
Average hourly rate £26.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 - -

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

Cloud Services Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
2001 1257 835
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.81% 2.50% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1258 789 518
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 23 16
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £38.20 £22.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £14.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+60.71% -25.33%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend

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

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Microsoft Azure
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure within the UK.

Microsoft Azure Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Microsoft Azure
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Microsoft Azure Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 27 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England +134 446 £425 -0.58% 219
London +97 194 £450 - 85
South East +18 94 £375 -16.66% 39
City of London +55 56 £430 +16.61% 22
East of England +39 37 £450 - 15
Hampshire +21 35 £365 - 10
South West 0 34 £375 -25.00% 18
North West +12 33 £425 +30.76% 18
West Midlands - 30 £475 - 20
Wales +9 23 £425 +3.03% 1
Oxfordshire - 23 £475 - 12
Cardiff +17 22 £425 +3.03%
South Wales +15 22 £425 +3.03% 1
Wiltshire - 22 £375 - 3
Southampton - 22 £363 - 1
Bedfordshire +12 21 £475 - 5
Merseyside - 20 £375 - 3
Swindon - 20 £375 - 1
Surrey +9 17 £363 -3.33% 7
Oxford - 16 £475 - 6
Scotland +8 14 £310 -31.11% 3
Yorkshire -37 14 £400 +11.42% 9
Luton - 14 £513 - 4
Birmingham - 13 £475 - 10
West Yorkshire -35 12 £400 +11.42% 5
Warwickshire - 12 - -
Leeds -27 11 £400 +11.42% 3
Glasgow +10 8 £310 - 3
East Midlands +7 8 £550 +51.72% 4
Cambridgeshire +3 8 £281 -37.50% 1

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 451 (50.22%) Microsoft
2 379 (42.20%) .NET
3 346 (38.53%) Windows
4 323 (35.97%) Agile Software Development
5 271 (30.18%) C#
6 224 (24.94%) SQL Server
7 201 (22.38%) Active Directory
8 188 (20.94%) MVC
9 174 (19.38%) ASP.NET
10 173 (19.27%) SQL
11 159 (17.71%) Scrum
12 158 (17.59%) Web Services
13 153 (17.04%) PowerShell
14 150 (16.70%) SharePoint
15 148 (16.48%) JavaScript
16 146 (16.26%) TDD
17 144 (16.04%) HTML
18 137 (15.26%) CSS
19 136 (15.14%) Amazon AWS
20 128 (14.25%) jQuery
21 125 (13.92%) E-Commerce
22 123 (13.70%) DevOps
23 119 (13.25%) MS Excel
24 115 (12.81%) Linux
25 111 (12.36%) .NET Framework
26 109 (12.14%) Office 365
27 108 (12.03%) WCF
28 107 (11.92%) IIS
29 103 (11.47%) Puppet
30 102 (11.36%) Hyper-V

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 150 (16.70%) SharePoint
2 107 (11.92%) IIS
3 60 (6.68%) Node.js
4 51 (5.68%) Lync
5 48 (5.35%) OpenStack
6 44 (4.90%) SharePoint 2013
7 43 (4.79%) MS Exchange
8 38 (4.23%) BizTalk Server
9 33 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2010
10 30 (3.34%) Exchange Server 2013
11 29 (3.23%) CMS
12 23 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
13 21 (2.34%) Office Communications Server
14 20 (2.23%) Umbraco
15 17 (1.89%) Sitecore CMS
16 16 (1.78%) Elasticsearch
17 12 (1.34%) SharePoint 2010
18 11 (1.22%) Kentico
19 10 (1.11%) Apache Solr
19 10 (1.11%) Apache
Applications
1 119 (13.25%) MS Excel
2 23 (2.56%) MS Office
3 13 (1.45%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.00%) Photoshop
5 8 (0.89%) OmniGraffle
6 4 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.45%) MS Project
7 2 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.22%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.22%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 59 (6.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (2.12%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.45%) Maximo
4 3 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.33%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 136 (15.14%) Amazon AWS
2 109 (12.14%) Office 365
3 47 (5.23%) Amazon EC2
4 46 (5.12%) PaaS
5 38 (4.23%) IaaS
6 36 (4.01%) Cloud Computing
7 19 (2.12%) Heroku
7 19 (2.12%) SaaS
8 5 (0.56%) GitHub
9 4 (0.45%) Yammer
9 4 (0.45%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.33%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.33%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.11%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.11%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 97 (10.80%) DNS
2 57 (6.35%) DHCP
3 43 (4.79%) SAN
4 41 (4.57%) Firewall
5 35 (3.90%) TCP/IP
6 30 (3.34%) VPN
6 30 (3.34%) LAN
7 29 (3.23%) WAN
8 28 (3.12%) VLAN
9 27 (3.01%) FTP
10 25 (2.78%) NAS
11 22 (2.45%) LDAP
12 19 (2.12%) HTTP
13 15 (1.67%) MPLS
14 13 (1.45%) SSL
14 13 (1.45%) Internet
15 9 (1.00%) Intranet
15 9 (1.00%) PBX
15 9 (1.00%) VPLS
15 9 (1.00%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 224 (24.94%) SQL Server
2 41 (4.57%) Azure SQL Database
3 37 (4.12%) NoSQL
3 37 (4.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 33 (3.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 31 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 28 (3.12%) MongoDB
7 20 (2.23%) SQL Server 2012
7 20 (2.23%) MySQL
8 18 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 17 (1.89%) Big Data
10 13 (1.45%) Hadoop
11 12 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
11 12 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
12 7 (0.78%) Oracle Database
13 6 (0.67%) MarkLogic
13 6 (0.67%) RavenDB
14 5 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
15 4 (0.45%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 88 (9.80%) Team Foundation Server
2 76 (8.46%) Jenkins
3 50 (5.57%) Visual Studio
4 43 (4.79%) Git (software)
5 35 (3.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 23 (2.56%) NUnit
7 21 (2.34%) MSTest
7 21 (2.34%) MSBuild
8 18 (2.00%) TeamCity
9 15 (1.67%) Selenium
10 14 (1.56%) JIRA
10 14 (1.56%) Jasmine
11 13 (1.45%) Grunt
11 13 (1.45%) Subversion
11 13 (1.45%) SpecFlow
12 12 (1.34%) QUnit
12 12 (1.34%) Mocha
12 12 (1.34%) Bower
13 11 (1.22%) NCover
13 11 (1.22%) StyleCop
General
1 48 (5.35%) Finance
2 34 (3.79%) Retail
3 17 (1.89%) Games
4 10 (1.11%) Banking
4 10 (1.11%) Publishing
5 7 (0.78%) Telecoms
6 6 (0.67%) Legal
6 6 (0.67%) Marketing
7 4 (0.45%) Investment Banking
7 4 (0.45%) Local Government
7 4 (0.45%) Advertising
7 4 (0.45%) Korean Language
8 3 (0.33%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.33%) Back Office
8 3 (0.33%) Electronics
9 2 (0.22%) Automotive
9 2 (0.22%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (0.11%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 303 (33.74%) Developer
2 167 (18.60%) Architect
3 131 (14.59%) .NET Developer
4 84 (9.35%) Solutions Architect
5 72 (8.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 68 (7.57%) Consultant
7 46 (5.12%) DevOps Engineer
8 45 (5.01%) Analyst
9 41 (4.57%) C# Developer
10 38 (4.23%) Senior Developer
11 36 (4.01%) Web Engineer
12 35 (3.90%) Web Developer
13 31 (3.45%) Technical Architect
14 29 (3.23%) DevOps Consultant
15 27 (3.01%) C# .NET Developer
15 27 (3.01%) Senior Consultant
16 23 (2.56%) ASP.NET Developer
16 23 (2.56%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
17 22 (2.45%) Support Analyst
18 21 (2.34%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 379 (42.20%) .NET
2 174 (19.38%) ASP.NET
3 158 (17.59%) Web Services
4 144 (16.04%) HTML
5 137 (15.26%) CSS
6 128 (14.25%) jQuery
7 111 (12.36%) .NET Framework
8 108 (12.03%) WCF
9 98 (10.91%) ASP.NET MVC
10 89 (9.91%) HTML5
11 81 (9.02%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 76 (8.46%) ASP.NET Web API
13 66 (7.35%) CSS3
14 59 (6.57%) AngularJS
15 49 (5.46%) XML
16 39 (4.34%) LINQ
17 34 (3.79%) RESTful
18 33 (3.67%) JSON
18 33 (3.67%) REST
19 29 (3.23%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 43 (4.79%) User Experience
2 34 (3.79%) Clustering
3 25 (2.78%) PKI
4 23 (2.56%) Replication
5 22 (2.45%) Open Source
6 20 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
7 19 (2.12%) Mobile App
7 19 (2.12%) Computer Science
8 16 (1.78%) Inversion of Control
9 13 (1.45%) Social Media
9 13 (1.45%) Data Structures
10 10 (1.11%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (0.78%) Client/Server
12 6 (0.67%) GIS
13 5 (0.56%) iPhone
14 4 (0.45%) iPad
14 4 (0.45%) N-Tier
14 4 (0.45%) Blackberry
15 3 (0.33%) DTV
15 3 (0.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 346 (38.53%) Windows
2 115 (12.81%) Linux
3 93 (10.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 90 (10.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 44 (4.90%) UNIX
6 24 (2.67%) Mac OS X
7 23 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 18 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (2.00%) Apple iOS
9 15 (1.67%) Android
10 12 (1.34%) Windows 7
11 11 (1.22%) Ubuntu
12 8 (0.89%) Windows 8
13 7 (0.78%) Windows 2000
14 4 (0.45%) Windows Phone
15 3 (0.33%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.22%) Windows CE
16 2 (0.22%) FreeBSD
16 2 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
16 2 (0.22%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 323 (35.97%) Agile Software Development
2 188 (20.94%) MVC
3 159 (17.71%) Scrum
4 146 (16.26%) TDD
5 125 (13.92%) E-Commerce
6 123 (13.70%) DevOps
7 94 (10.47%) Continuous Integration
8 88 (9.80%) Configuration Management
9 77 (8.57%) BDD
10 75 (8.35%) CRM
11 66 (7.35%) Migration
12 65 (7.24%) SOA
13 54 (6.01%) ITIL
14 44 (4.90%) Stakeholder Management
15 37 (4.12%) Pair Programming
16 34 (3.79%) OO
17 32 (3.56%) Mentoring
18 31 (3.45%) Unit Testing
19 29 (3.23%) Web Development
20 27 (3.01%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 271 (30.18%) C#
2 173 (19.27%) SQL
3 153 (17.04%) PowerShell
4 148 (16.48%) JavaScript
5 100 (11.14%) Python
6 92 (10.24%) Ruby
7 90 (10.02%) Java
8 26 (2.90%) Shell Script
9 24 (2.67%) C++
10 16 (1.78%) PHP
11 13 (1.45%) T-SQL
12 12 (1.34%) PL/SQL
13 10 (1.11%) Bash Shell
14 9 (1.00%) Objective-C
14 9 (1.00%) C
15 8 (0.89%) Golang
16 7 (0.78%) XAML
16 7 (0.78%) VB.NET
17 6 (0.67%) Perl
18 5 (0.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 40 (4.45%) Security Cleared
2 26 (2.90%) Degree
3 23 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (2.12%) VCP4
5 17 (1.89%) MCSE
6 14 (1.56%) SC Cleared
7 9 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (0.78%) MCSA
8 7 (0.78%) MCP
8 7 (0.78%) MCITP
9 6 (0.67%) MCTS
10 5 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.56%) CCNA
10 5 (0.56%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.33%) CCNP
12 2 (0.22%) CCDA
12 2 (0.22%) CCDP
12 2 (0.22%) HND
13 1 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.11%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.11%) SLA
2 5 (0.56%) QA
3 2 (0.22%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 201 (22.38%) Active Directory
2 102 (11.36%) Hyper-V
3 59 (6.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (3.79%) vSphere
5 12 (1.34%) XenApp
6 10 (1.11%) UAG
7 8 (0.89%) DFS Replication
7 8 (0.89%) Platform Symphony
8 6 (0.67%) Firmware
9 5 (0.56%) vCloud
10 4 (0.45%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.33%) Xen
11 3 (0.33%) HDFS
12 2 (0.22%) Docker
12 2 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.22%) VMware ESX
12 2 (0.22%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.22%) XenServer
13 1 (0.11%) Varnish
13 1 (0.11%) Samba
Systems Management
1 103 (11.47%) Puppet
2 87 (9.69%) Opscode Chef
3 75 (8.35%) SCCM
4 59 (6.57%) SCOM
5 36 (4.01%) Vagrant
6 35 (3.90%) Ansible
7 34 (3.79%) Salt
8 29 (3.23%) Nagios
9 20 (2.23%) SCOrch
10 19 (2.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 10 (1.11%) SCVMM
12 8 (0.89%) SCSM
13 7 (0.78%) Windows Intune
14 6 (0.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 5 (0.56%) SolarWinds Orion
15 5 (0.56%) NetBackup
16 3 (0.33%) Foglight
16 3 (0.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 2 (0.22%) SAP Afaria
17 2 (0.22%) Icinga
Vendors
1 451 (50.22%) Microsoft
2 101 (11.25%) VMware
3 48 (5.35%) Oracle
4 37 (4.12%) HP
5 32 (3.56%) Cisco
6 27 (3.01%) Akamai
6 27 (3.01%) New Relic
7 25 (2.78%) Citrix
8 23 (2.56%) Google
9 20 (2.23%) Sitecore
10 18 (2.00%) Rackspace
11 16 (1.78%) Red Hat
11 16 (1.78%) Dell
12 14 (1.56%) F5
13 13 (1.45%) NetApp
14 10 (1.11%) Symantec
14 10 (1.11%) Juniper
14 10 (1.11%) EPiServer
15 9 (1.00%) Sybase
16 8 (0.89%) Apple
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £350 to £475 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200.00 - £260.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £30 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Talent International
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £20 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £30 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Liverpool
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago