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 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 148 248 375
Rank change year-on-year
+100 +127
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 848 458 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.65% 0.90% 0.44%
As % of the Cloud Services category 22.03% 19.42% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 611 298 134
Average daily rate £450 £425 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 -
% change year-on-year
+34.61% -

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
3850 2358 1438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.49% 4.65% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 2698 1545 927
Average daily rate £450 £438 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 78 31
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +32.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £96.00 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £19.00 £16.86
% change year-on-year
+2.60% +12.67%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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 +107 791 £450 +5.88% 522
London +97 411 £498 +10.55% 192
South East +61 135 £450 +28.57% 121
Yorkshire +40 62 £409 +2.18% 26
West Midlands +4 52 £425 -5.55% 36
West Yorkshire +35 50 £350 -13.73% 19
Berkshire +37 42 £425 +6.25% 53
City of London +31 39 £444 +4.41% 35
South West +8 39 £350 -6.66% 39
Leeds +11 38 £348 -14.35% 12
Surrey +16 33 £357 -18.32% 25
East of England -1 33 £450 - 37
Scotland +6 32 £400 +29.03% 14
North West -10 28 £425 +13.33% 34
Edinburgh +7 27 £425 +37.09% 5
East Midlands +4 21 £375 +3.44% 12
Oxfordshire +10 19 £508 +6.84% 10
Coventry +10 18 £450 +5.88% 8
Bristol +8 17 £345 -13.75% 17
Reading -1 16 £450 +12.50% 33
Cambridgeshire +20 15 £438 +45.83% 13
Cambridge +7 15 £438 +45.83% 10
Manchester -8 14 £375 -11.76% 19
Birmingham -3 13 £415 -12.63% 15
Wales -9 12 £363 -14.70% 5
South Wales -12 12 £363 -14.70% 4
Hampshire -11 11 £725 +98.63% 16
Oxford +6 10 £520 +9.47% 1
Cheshire +4 10 £463 +2.77% 11
Staines +16 9 £450 - 3

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 739 (44.90%) Microsoft
2 602 (36.57%) Amazon AWS
3 570 (34.63%) .NET
4 488 (29.65%) Agile Software Development
5 466 (28.31%) Windows
6 465 (28.25%) C#
7 432 (26.25%) SQL
8 401 (24.36%) SQL Server
9 336 (20.41%) JavaScript
10 306 (18.59%) ASP.NET
10 306 (18.59%) MVC
11 302 (18.35%) Office 365
12 289 (17.56%) Active Directory
13 244 (14.82%) DevOps
14 237 (14.40%) PowerShell
15 222 (13.49%) VMware
16 211 (12.82%) Migration
16 211 (12.82%) Linux
17 210 (12.76%) HTML
18 207 (12.58%) AngularJS
19 205 (12.45%) Puppet
20 203 (12.33%) ASP.NET MVC
21 199 (12.09%) TDD
22 196 (11.91%) SharePoint
23 191 (11.60%) MS Excel
23 191 (11.60%) Git (software)
24 181 (11.00%) Java
25 180 (10.94%) Finance
26 175 (10.63%) Web Services
27 174 (10.57%) CSS

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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
1 196 (11.91%) SharePoint
2 123 (7.47%) OpenStack
3 111 (6.74%) Node.js
4 67 (4.07%) MS Exchange
5 61 (3.71%) IIS
6 48 (2.92%) Lync
7 42 (2.55%) SharePoint 2013
8 37 (2.25%) WebSphere
9 36 (2.19%) BizTalk Server
10 33 (2.00%) CMS
11 31 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2010
12 28 (1.70%) WebLogic
13 27 (1.64%) Apache
14 25 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
14 25 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
15 24 (1.46%) nginx
15 24 (1.46%) Tomcat
16 22 (1.34%) SharePoint 2010
17 16 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
18 14 (0.85%) Umbraco
Applications
1 191 (11.60%) MS Excel
2 76 (4.62%) MS Office
3 28 (1.70%) MS Visio
4 22 (1.34%) MS PowerPoint
5 19 (1.15%) Adobe Illustrator
5 19 (1.15%) Photoshop
6 15 (0.91%) MS Project
7 10 (0.61%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.061%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.061%) Revit
8 1 (0.061%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 61 (3.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (1.03%) Payment Gateway
3 12 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.73%) Tridion
4 5 (0.30%) Maximo
4 5 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.12%) Line 500
5 2 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.061%) ACBS
6 1 (0.061%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.061%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.061%) Scribe Insight
6 1 (0.061%) Summit
6 1 (0.061%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 602 (36.57%) Amazon AWS
2 302 (18.35%) Office 365
3 148 (8.99%) IaaS
4 126 (7.65%) PaaS
5 77 (4.68%) Azure Active Directory
6 72 (4.37%) SaaS
7 54 (3.28%) Amazon EC2
8 53 (3.22%) GitHub
9 52 (3.16%) Cloud Computing
10 46 (2.79%) Google Cloud Platform
11 20 (1.22%) SoftLayer
12 16 (0.97%) Heroku
13 14 (0.85%) Amazon S3
13 14 (0.85%) Yammer
14 10 (0.61%) Google App Engine
14 10 (0.61%) OneDrive
15 9 (0.55%) Google Apps
16 8 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 8 (0.49%) Google Compute Engine
17 7 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 99 (6.01%) Firewall
2 94 (5.71%) DNS
3 70 (4.25%) LAN
3 70 (4.25%) WAN
4 52 (3.16%) TCP/IP
5 46 (2.79%) Internet
6 42 (2.55%) DHCP
7 35 (2.13%) HTTP
8 34 (2.07%) Network Security
9 31 (1.88%) SAN
10 30 (1.82%) Skype
11 29 (1.76%) VPN
12 26 (1.58%) SSL
13 17 (1.03%) Intranet
14 15 (0.91%) Cisco ASA
14 15 (0.91%) VLAN
15 13 (0.79%) NAS
15 13 (0.79%) NetScaler
16 11 (0.67%) MPLS
16 11 (0.67%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 401 (24.36%) SQL Server
2 150 (9.11%) MongoDB
3 133 (8.08%) Azure SQL Database
4 83 (5.04%) NoSQL
5 75 (4.56%) SQL Server 2008
6 74 (4.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 73 (4.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 71 (4.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 68 (4.13%) Big Data
10 67 (4.07%) SQL Server 2012
11 64 (3.89%) Hadoop
12 60 (3.65%) SQL Server 2014
13 47 (2.86%) MySQL
14 36 (2.19%) Relational Database
15 32 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
16 31 (1.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 29 (1.76%) Oracle Database
18 26 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
19 24 (1.46%) Redis
20 23 (1.40%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 191 (11.60%) Git (software)
2 114 (6.93%) Jenkins
3 95 (5.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 82 (4.98%) Subversion
5 69 (4.19%) Selenium
6 67 (4.07%) SpecFlow
7 64 (3.89%) JIRA
8 63 (3.83%) TeamCity
9 59 (3.58%) NUnit
10 57 (3.46%) Visual Studio
11 42 (2.55%) Octopus Deploy
12 41 (2.49%) Vagrant
13 34 (2.07%) Cucumber
14 28 (1.70%) Maven
14 28 (1.70%) Moq
15 26 (1.58%) Ant
15 26 (1.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 23 (1.40%) Hudson
16 23 (1.40%) Mercurial
17 17 (1.03%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 180 (10.94%) Finance
2 34 (2.07%) Publishing
3 33 (2.00%) Banking
4 31 (1.88%) Retail
5 29 (1.76%) Marketing
6 27 (1.64%) Advertising
7 24 (1.46%) Games
8 18 (1.09%) Local Government
9 14 (0.85%) Telecoms
10 12 (0.73%) Front Office
11 9 (0.55%) Billing
12 8 (0.49%) Back Office
13 7 (0.43%) Legal
14 5 (0.30%) French Language
14 5 (0.30%) Interactive Media
15 4 (0.24%) Manufacturing
16 3 (0.18%) German Language
16 3 (0.18%) Law
17 2 (0.12%) Italian Language
17 2 (0.12%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 505 (30.68%) Developer
2 338 (20.53%) Architect
3 242 (14.70%) .NET Developer
4 174 (10.57%) C# Developer
5 138 (8.38%) Consultant
6 134 (8.14%) Solutions Architect
7 120 (7.29%) C# .NET Developer
8 111 (6.74%) DevOps Engineer
9 108 (6.56%) ASP.NET Developer
10 104 (6.32%) Azure Developer
11 91 (5.53%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 73 (4.43%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 70 (4.25%) Azure Engineer
14 69 (4.19%) Cloud Engineer
15 68 (4.13%) Project Manager
16 66 (4.01%) Azure Architect
17 65 (3.95%) Cloud Architect
18 61 (3.71%) JavaScript Developer
19 60 (3.65%) Senior Developer
20 58 (3.52%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 570 (34.63%) .NET
2 306 (18.59%) ASP.NET
3 210 (12.76%) HTML
4 207 (12.58%) AngularJS
5 203 (12.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 175 (10.63%) Web Services
7 174 (10.57%) CSS
8 157 (9.54%) ASP.NET Web API
9 108 (6.56%) HTML5
10 104 (6.32%) .NET Framework
11 99 (6.01%) WCF
12 97 (5.89%) jQuery
13 83 (5.04%) Entity Framework
14 79 (4.80%) REST
15 59 (3.58%) RESTful
16 50 (3.04%) XML
17 48 (2.92%) CSS3
18 47 (2.86%) React
19 45 (2.73%) JSON
19 45 (2.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 108 (6.56%) Data Centre
2 61 (3.71%) Analytical Skills
3 46 (2.79%) Public Cloud
4 45 (2.73%) Mobile App
5 41 (2.49%) Computer Science
6 40 (2.43%) Enterprise Software
7 38 (2.31%) Fintech
8 37 (2.25%) User Experience
9 36 (2.19%) Private Cloud
10 31 (1.88%) Algorithms
10 31 (1.88%) Hybrid Cloud
11 27 (1.64%) Replication
12 25 (1.52%) Blog
13 23 (1.40%) Client/Server
14 20 (1.22%) Management Information System
15 18 (1.09%) Mathematics
16 16 (0.97%) Hedge funds
17 14 (0.85%) Clustering
18 13 (0.79%) Data Integration
19 12 (0.73%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 466 (28.31%) Windows
2 211 (12.82%) Linux
3 170 (10.33%) Windows Server
4 93 (5.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 75 (4.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 55 (3.34%) Unix
7 33 (2.00%) Android
8 29 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 24 (1.46%) VMS
9 24 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
10 23 (1.40%) Windows 7
11 22 (1.34%) Apple iOS
12 20 (1.22%) Windows 8
13 14 (0.85%) CentOS
14 10 (0.61%) Windows 10
15 9 (0.55%) Windows Phone
15 9 (0.55%) Windows XP
16 7 (0.43%) CoreOS
16 7 (0.43%) Ubuntu
16 7 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 488 (29.65%) Agile Software Development
2 306 (18.59%) MVC
3 244 (14.82%) DevOps
4 211 (12.82%) Migration
5 199 (12.09%) TDD
6 162 (9.84%) Continuous Integration
7 132 (8.02%) Scrum
8 126 (7.65%) ITIL
9 111 (6.74%) BDD
10 108 (6.56%) Configuration Management
11 96 (5.83%) CRM
12 87 (5.29%) Business Intelligence
12 87 (5.29%) Software Engineering
13 81 (4.92%) TOGAF
14 77 (4.68%) E-Commerce
15 75 (4.56%) Continuous Delivery
16 74 (4.50%) OO
17 69 (4.19%) Open Source
18 59 (3.58%) Service Management
19 58 (3.52%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 465 (28.25%) C#
2 432 (26.25%) SQL
3 336 (20.41%) JavaScript
4 237 (14.40%) PowerShell
5 181 (11.00%) Java
6 151 (9.17%) Python
7 140 (8.51%) Ruby
8 67 (4.07%) T-SQL
9 47 (2.86%) Bash Shell
9 47 (2.86%) Perl
10 31 (1.88%) C++
11 25 (1.52%) PHP
12 23 (1.40%) Go
13 20 (1.22%) C
14 19 (1.15%) VB.NET
15 18 (1.09%) TypeScript
16 16 (0.97%) XAML
17 13 (0.79%) Dart
17 13 (0.79%) ECMAScript
17 13 (0.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 86 (5.22%) Degree
2 80 (4.86%) Security Cleared
3 72 (4.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 46 (2.79%) SC Cleared
5 37 (2.25%) MCSE
6 33 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (1.46%) CCNA
8 23 (1.40%) MCSA
9 20 (1.22%) CISSP
10 18 (1.09%) MCITP
11 17 (1.03%) AWS Certification
11 17 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
12 16 (0.97%) CCNP
13 14 (0.85%) CISM
14 13 (0.79%) DV Cleared
14 13 (0.79%) PMI Certification
15 12 (0.73%) CCSA
16 11 (0.67%) CTC Cleared
16 11 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 9 (0.55%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (2.49%) QA
2 19 (1.15%) PCI DSS
3 17 (1.03%) Data Quality
4 13 (0.79%) SLA
5 11 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.061%) COBIT
7 1 (0.061%) FedRAMP
7 1 (0.061%) ISO27002
7 1 (0.061%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 289 (17.56%) Active Directory
2 143 (8.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 105 (6.38%) Hyper-V
4 83 (5.04%) Docker
5 53 (3.22%) vSphere
6 34 (2.07%) vCloud
7 17 (1.03%) XenApp
8 13 (0.79%) Xen
9 12 (0.73%) XenDesktop
10 10 (0.61%) Ceph
10 10 (0.61%) KVM
11 7 (0.43%) GlusterFS
11 7 (0.43%) XenServer
12 6 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (0.30%) HDFS
13 5 (0.30%) UAG
13 5 (0.30%) VMware ESX
13 5 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
14 4 (0.24%) iptables
14 4 (0.24%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 205 (12.45%) Puppet
2 172 (10.45%) Opscode Chef
3 101 (6.14%) Ansible
4 84 (5.10%) SCCM
5 63 (3.83%) SCOM
6 45 (2.73%) Nagios
7 33 (2.00%) Salt
8 31 (1.88%) Windows Intune
9 27 (1.64%) Kubernetes
10 26 (1.58%) logstash
11 23 (1.40%) SCVMM
12 18 (1.09%) Graphite
12 18 (1.09%) Uchiwa
13 17 (1.03%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 17 (1.03%) Kibana
14 16 (0.97%) Grafana
15 10 (0.61%) HAProxy
15 10 (0.61%) Terraform
16 9 (0.55%) Packer
17 6 (0.36%) Riemann
Vendors
1 739 (44.90%) Microsoft
2 222 (13.49%) VMware
3 114 (6.93%) Oracle
4 90 (5.47%) Google
5 72 (4.37%) Cisco
6 61 (3.71%) Citrix
7 56 (3.40%) HP
8 40 (2.43%) Red Hat
9 39 (2.37%) Splunk
10 37 (2.25%) New Relic
11 36 (2.19%) Rackspace
12 27 (1.64%) Atlassian
12 27 (1.64%) Dell
13 26 (1.58%) NetApp
14 25 (1.52%) SAP
14 25 (1.52%) Sitecore
15 24 (1.46%) CheckPoint
16 21 (1.28%) IBM
17 18 (1.09%) Xamarin
18 17 (1.03%) RightScale
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