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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 287 396 500
Rank change year-on-year
+109 +104
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 382 185 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.69% 0.35% 0.16%
As % of the Cloud Services category 20.22% 14.74% 12.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 116 46
Average daily rate
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£413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £475 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £363 £400
% change year-on-year
+11.03% -9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - £13.50

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
1889 1255 755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.39% 2.38% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1161 865 462
Average daily rate £413 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £125 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £315 £350
% change year-on-year
+26.98% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 27 10
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.30 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £47.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £36.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-52.41% +39.42%

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 28 August 2014.

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
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 28 August 2014. 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 +112 350 £408 +1.87% 126
London +138 199 £425 +2.40% 46
South East -24 71 £400 +6.66% 24
Berkshire +17 41 £450 +12.50% 6
City of London +41 38 £400 -3.03% 15
East of England -11 33 £425 +47.82% 15
Reading +21 24 £419 -1.47% 3
South West -10 24 £350 -26.31% 17
Bedfordshire 0 23 £438 - 10
Wales - 20 £375 - 4
South Wales - 20 £375 - 4
Cardiff - 19 £375 - 2
Luton -13 14 £425 -2.85% 7
Oxfordshire -2 11 £225 -47.05% 5
West Midlands -6 8 £500 +33.33%
Wiltshire -6 7 £400 - 4
Bristol -11 7 £343 -27.89% 9
Surrey -16 7 £400 +109.15% 7
Birmingham +2 6 £475 +77.57%
North West 0 6 £525 +75.00% 15
West Sussex - 6 £220 -
Suffolk -6 4 £363 - 2
Dorset - 4 £315 - 1
Yorkshire +7 3 £325 +18.18% 3
West Yorkshire +6 3 £325 +18.18% 2
Cheshire -4 3 £250 -16.66% 7
Hampshire -16 3 £438 +12.90% 3
Poole - 3 £315 - 1
Witney - 3 £220 -
Leeds +1 2 £275 - 1

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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.

1 344 (51.11%) .NET
2 324 (48.14%) Microsoft
3 313 (46.51%) Windows
4 293 (43.54%) C#
5 233 (34.62%) SQL Server
6 222 (32.99%) ASP.NET
7 182 (27.04%) MVC
8 163 (24.22%) SQL
9 142 (21.10%) Agile Software Development
10 133 (19.76%) Web Services
11 130 (19.32%) JavaScript
12 122 (18.13%) HTML
12 122 (18.13%) Team Foundation Server
13 112 (16.64%) CSS
14 111 (16.49%) WCF
15 108 (16.05%) Scrum
16 104 (15.45%) Active Directory
17 101 (15.01%) IIS
17 101 (15.01%) TDD
18 98 (14.56%) SharePoint
19 97 (14.41%) Amazon AWS
20 96 (14.26%) ASP.NET MVC
20 96 (14.26%) .NET Framework
21 94 (13.97%) MS Excel
22 92 (13.67%) Office 365
23 87 (12.93%) SQL Server 2008
24 86 (12.78%) VMware
25 79 (11.74%) PowerShell
26 75 (11.14%) XML
27 74 (11.00%) Visual Studio

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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
1 101 (15.01%) IIS
2 98 (14.56%) SharePoint
3 49 (7.28%) MS Exchange
4 46 (6.84%) SharePoint 2013
5 38 (5.65%) BizTalk Server
6 36 (5.35%) Lync
7 30 (4.46%) Node.js
8 25 (3.71%) Exchange Server 2010
8 25 (3.71%) CMS
9 22 (3.27%) SharePoint 2010
10 21 (3.12%) Confluence
10 21 (3.12%) OpenStack
11 12 (1.78%) Sitecore CMS
12 11 (1.63%) Apache Solr
12 11 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2003
13 8 (1.19%) Umbraco
13 8 (1.19%) Office Communications Server
13 8 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
14 4 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
14 4 (0.59%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 94 (13.97%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.93%) MS Office
3 6 (0.89%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.15%) SPSS
4 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 31 (4.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.59%) WebTrends
2 4 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 97 (14.41%) Amazon AWS
2 92 (13.67%) Office 365
3 74 (11.00%) PaaS
4 37 (5.50%) IaaS
5 32 (4.75%) SaaS
6 21 (3.12%) Amazon EC2
7 10 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.89%) Heroku
9 4 (0.59%) GitHub
9 4 (0.59%) IBM SmartCloud
10 2 (0.30%) Rackspace Cloud
11 1 (0.15%) Google Compute Engine
11 1 (0.15%) Gitorious
11 1 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.15%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 67 (9.96%) DNS
2 43 (6.39%) DHCP
3 31 (4.61%) Firewall
3 31 (4.61%) Internet
4 30 (4.46%) HTTP
5 29 (4.31%) VPN
6 28 (4.16%) SAN
7 18 (2.67%) Wi-Fi
7 18 (2.67%) SSL
7 18 (2.67%) TCP/IP
8 17 (2.53%) LAN
8 17 (2.53%) WAN
9 14 (2.08%) VLAN
10 9 (1.34%) MPLS
11 8 (1.19%) VoIP
11 8 (1.19%) SNMP
12 7 (1.04%) FTP
12 7 (1.04%) Reverse Proxy
12 7 (1.04%) NAS
13 6 (0.89%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 233 (34.62%) SQL Server
2 87 (12.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 46 (6.84%) Azure SQL Database
4 32 (4.75%) SQL Server 2005
5 31 (4.61%) Hadoop
6 26 (3.86%) NoSQL
7 22 (3.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 20 (2.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 18 (2.67%) Big Data
10 17 (2.53%) Amazon RDS
11 16 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
12 12 (1.78%) MongoDB
12 12 (1.78%) Relational Database
12 12 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
13 9 (1.34%) MySQL
14 8 (1.19%) RDBMS
14 8 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
14 8 (1.19%) Couchbase
15 7 (1.04%) RavenDB
16 5 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 122 (18.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 74 (11.00%) Visual Studio
3 62 (9.21%) Git (software)
4 33 (4.90%) TeamCity
5 24 (3.57%) JIRA
6 23 (3.42%) Subversion
7 20 (2.97%) Jenkins
8 19 (2.82%) NUnit
9 15 (2.23%) SpecFlow
10 12 (1.78%) MSBuild
11 11 (1.63%) Selenium
12 10 (1.49%) MSTest
13 8 (1.19%) Artifactory
14 7 (1.04%) Jasmine
14 7 (1.04%) FinalBuilder
15 6 (0.89%) Log4Net
16 5 (0.74%) Bugzilla
16 5 (0.74%) Octopus Deploy
17 4 (0.59%) Calabash
17 4 (0.59%) Oracle Forms
General
1 37 (5.50%) Finance
2 18 (2.67%) Marketing
3 15 (2.23%) Telecoms
4 13 (1.93%) Back Office
5 9 (1.34%) Publishing
5 9 (1.34%) Retail
6 8 (1.19%) Banking
7 7 (1.04%) Legal
8 5 (0.74%) Advertising
9 4 (0.59%) Billing
9 4 (0.59%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.59%) Electronics
10 3 (0.45%) Front Office
10 3 (0.45%) Mandarin Language
10 3 (0.45%) Japanese Language
10 3 (0.45%) Korean Language
11 2 (0.30%) Games
12 1 (0.15%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.15%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 295 (43.83%) Developer
2 114 (16.94%) .NET Developer
3 78 (11.59%) Architect
4 67 (9.96%) C# Developer
5 60 (8.92%) Senior Developer
6 57 (8.47%) Consultant
7 43 (6.39%) DevOps Engineer
8 34 (5.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 33 (4.90%) Senior .NET Developer
10 31 (4.61%) Analyst
10 31 (4.61%) C# .NET Developer
11 30 (4.46%) Web Developer
11 30 (4.46%) BizTalk Developer
12 27 (4.01%) Software Engineer
12 27 (4.01%) ASP.NET Developer
13 19 (2.82%) SharePoint Developer
14 17 (2.53%) Solutions Architect
15 16 (2.38%) Software Developer
15 16 (2.38%) Business Analyst
16 15 (2.23%) Configuration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 344 (51.11%) .NET
2 222 (32.99%) ASP.NET
3 133 (19.76%) Web Services
4 122 (18.13%) HTML
5 112 (16.64%) CSS
6 111 (16.49%) WCF
7 96 (14.26%) .NET Framework
7 96 (14.26%) ASP.NET MVC
8 75 (11.14%) XML
9 70 (10.40%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 66 (9.81%) jQuery
11 63 (9.36%) HTML5
12 38 (5.65%) RabbitMQ
13 35 (5.20%) ASP.NET Web API
14 34 (5.05%) KnockoutJS
14 34 (5.05%) LINQ
14 34 (5.05%) Ajax
15 33 (4.90%) AngularJS
16 32 (4.75%) REST
17 31 (4.61%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 33 (4.90%) Open Source
2 28 (4.16%) GIS
3 18 (2.67%) CMDB
4 17 (2.53%) Computer Science
5 13 (1.93%) Mobile App
5 13 (1.93%) PKI
6 11 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.19%) Replication
7 8 (1.19%) Clustering
8 6 (0.89%) Wiki
8 6 (0.89%) Client/Server
8 6 (0.89%) Inversion of Control
9 4 (0.59%) Digital Media
9 4 (0.59%) DTV
10 3 (0.45%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (0.45%) E-Learning
10 3 (0.45%) IPTV
10 3 (0.45%) Social Media
11 2 (0.30%) Derivative
11 2 (0.30%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 313 (46.51%) Windows
2 65 (9.66%) Windows Server 2012
3 61 (9.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 56 (8.32%) Linux
5 29 (4.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (3.12%) Windows 8
7 20 (2.97%) Windows 7
8 14 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (1.19%) Android
9 8 (1.19%) Windows XP
10 7 (1.04%) UNIX
11 6 (0.89%) Ubuntu
11 6 (0.89%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.45%) Windows Phone 8
12 3 (0.45%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (27.04%) MVC
2 142 (21.10%) Agile Software Development
3 108 (16.05%) Scrum
4 101 (15.01%) TDD
5 73 (10.85%) DevOps
6 64 (9.51%) Configuration Management
7 62 (9.21%) SOA
8 45 (6.69%) Migration
9 44 (6.54%) ITIL
9 44 (6.54%) E-Commerce
10 43 (6.39%) Unit Testing
11 42 (6.24%) Workflow
12 41 (6.09%) OO
13 39 (5.79%) Web Development
14 37 (5.50%) Continuous Integration
15 36 (5.35%) BDD
16 34 (5.05%) CRM
16 34 (5.05%) Project Management
17 32 (4.75%) Software Engineering
18 27 (4.01%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 293 (43.54%) C#
2 163 (24.22%) SQL
3 130 (19.32%) JavaScript
4 79 (11.74%) PowerShell
5 39 (5.79%) Ruby
6 36 (5.35%) VB
7 35 (5.20%) Python
8 32 (4.75%) Java
9 25 (3.71%) PL/SQL
10 18 (2.67%) VBScript
11 17 (2.53%) T-SQL
12 16 (2.38%) VB.NET
13 15 (2.23%) Perl
14 14 (2.08%) C++
15 12 (1.78%) C
15 12 (1.78%) PHP
15 12 (1.78%) Shell Script
16 10 (1.49%) XAML
17 7 (1.04%) VB6
18 5 (0.74%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 37 (5.50%) Security Cleared
2 31 (4.61%) Degree
3 29 (4.31%) SC Cleared
4 25 (3.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (2.82%) MCSE
6 13 (1.93%) MCP
7 11 (1.63%) MCSA
7 11 (1.63%) MCTS
7 11 (1.63%) MCITP
8 9 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 9 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.89%) ISEB
10 5 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.74%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.45%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.45%) CCNA
12 2 (0.30%) CCNP
12 2 (0.30%) PhD
13 1 (0.15%) CCIE
13 1 (0.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.08%) QA
2 9 (1.34%) SLA
3 8 (1.19%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 104 (15.45%) Active Directory
2 45 (6.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (6.24%) Hyper-V
4 19 (2.82%) vSphere
5 14 (2.08%) UAG
6 11 (1.63%) XenApp
6 11 (1.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 6 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.30%) XenServer
8 2 (0.30%) vCloud
8 2 (0.30%) HDFS
9 1 (0.15%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.15%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 66 (9.81%) Opscode Chef
2 38 (5.65%) SCCM
3 34 (5.05%) Puppet
4 16 (2.38%) SCOM
5 13 (1.93%) Ansible
6 12 (1.78%) Salt
7 10 (1.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 10 (1.49%) Nagios
7 10 (1.49%) Windows Intune
8 9 (1.34%) Vagrant
9 7 (1.04%) SCDPM
9 7 (1.04%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.45%) Oozie
10 3 (0.45%) Foglight
11 2 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.30%) FortiGate
12 1 (0.15%) Ambari
12 1 (0.15%) OpenView
12 1 (0.15%) Backup Exec
12 1 (0.15%) WMI
Vendors
1 324 (48.14%) Microsoft
2 86 (12.78%) VMware
3 46 (6.84%) Oracle
4 35 (5.20%) Citrix
5 29 (4.31%) Cisco
6 27 (4.01%) HP
7 19 (2.82%) SAP
8 17 (2.53%) SolarWinds
9 16 (2.38%) Red Hat
10 14 (2.08%) Google
10 14 (2.08%) Sitecore
10 14 (2.08%) Rackspace
11 13 (1.93%) Akamai
12 12 (1.78%) Juniper
13 8 (1.19%) JBoss
13 8 (1.19%) McAfee
13 8 (1.19%) New Relic
14 6 (0.89%) EPiServer
14 6 (0.89%) EMC
14 6 (0.89%) NetApp
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 hours ago
Plymouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £275 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
Streamline Connections
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
eCom Recruitment
Rate: From £200 to £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £325 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
SmartSourcing plc
Rate: please quote daily rate
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £425 - £426 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £405 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: From £300 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Central London / West End
Vitamin T
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Reading
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £325 - £370 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
West Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 days ago