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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 199 286 408
Rank change year-on-year
+87 +122
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 685 387 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.16% 0.68% 0.35%
As % of the Cloud Services category 20.51% 16.50% 12.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 250 117
Average daily rate
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£410 £408 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.61% +1.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £505 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £39.00 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.85% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £17.50 -
% change year-on-year
+122.85% -

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
3340 2346 1517
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.64% 4.15% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2219 1468 1064
Average daily rate £425 £403 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% +7.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £263 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +26.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 44 29
Average hourly rate £23.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.90 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.30 £37.50 £46.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+41.17% -48.48%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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
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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 +91 646 £413 +3.12% 329
London +48 292 £450 +5.88% 120
South East +65 166 £400 - 74
City of London +27 55 £500 +25.00% 20
East of England +23 55 £400 +3.89% 17
Surrey +27 42 £450 +12.50% 9
West Midlands +34 35 £375 -25.00% 25
Cambridgeshire +30 35 £410 +17.14% 5
South West +8 33 £325 -7.14% 30
Oxfordshire +3 32 £438 +94.44% 12
Cambridge +20 23 £388 +10.71% 3
North West -10 23 £338 -35.71% 25
Staines +14 21 £513 - 2
Hampshire +22 19 £450 +2.85% 10
Berkshire -21 19 £413 -8.33% 29
East Sussex - 19 £358 - 2
East Midlands +12 17 £350 -13.58% 13
Oxford -5 16 £450 -14.28% 7
Coventry +17 14 £320 -36.00% 4
Scotland +7 14 £350 - 15
Wiltshire -1 13 £330 -17.50% 4
Yorkshire -18 13 £400 +23.07% 13
Brighton - 13 £340 - 2
Birmingham +15 12 £450 - 9
Milton Keynes +3 12 £450 -
Buckinghamshire 0 12 £450 +20.00% 1
Wales -23 12 £363 -3.33% 5
Merseyside - 11 £303 - 3
Hertfordshire +15 10 £478 +36.42% 6
West Sussex -10 10 £305 +38.63% 5

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 497 (41.42%) Microsoft
2 493 (41.08%) Amazon AWS
3 418 (34.83%) Windows
4 355 (29.58%) .NET
5 353 (29.42%) Agile Software Development
6 292 (24.33%) C#
7 248 (20.67%) SQL Server
8 233 (19.42%) Active Directory
9 224 (18.67%) VMware
10 211 (17.58%) SQL
11 189 (15.75%) Office 365
12 183 (15.25%) DevOps
13 182 (15.17%) JavaScript
14 174 (14.50%) MVC
15 173 (14.42%) PowerShell
16 165 (13.75%) ASP.NET
17 151 (12.58%) Migration
18 149 (12.42%) Linux
19 148 (12.33%) SharePoint
20 144 (12.00%) TDD
21 141 (11.75%) Web Services
22 138 (11.50%) HTML
23 133 (11.08%) VMware Infrastructure
24 127 (10.58%) DNS
25 124 (10.33%) Java
25 124 (10.33%) Puppet
26 122 (10.17%) Continuous Integration
26 122 (10.17%) CSS
27 120 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
28 119 (9.92%) Opscode Chef

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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
1 148 (12.33%) SharePoint
2 93 (7.75%) MS Exchange
2 93 (7.75%) IIS
3 85 (7.08%) OpenStack
4 62 (5.17%) SharePoint 2013
5 55 (4.58%) Node.js
6 44 (3.67%) Lync
6 44 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2010
7 38 (3.17%) SharePoint 2010
8 32 (2.67%) CMS
9 31 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2007
10 29 (2.42%) BizTalk Server
11 28 (2.33%) Umbraco
12 21 (1.75%) Apache
13 19 (1.58%) NServiceBus
14 18 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
15 15 (1.25%) WebLogic
16 13 (1.08%) WebSphere
16 13 (1.08%) Sitecore CMS
17 12 (1.00%) Eucalyptus
Applications
1 109 (9.08%) MS Excel
2 34 (2.83%) MS Office
3 17 (1.42%) Photoshop
3 17 (1.42%) Adobe Illustrator
4 13 (1.08%) MS Project
5 12 (1.00%) OmniGraffle
6 3 (0.25%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.17%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.17%) HipChat
8 1 (0.083%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.083%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.083%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 17 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (0.92%) Tridion
4 6 (0.50%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.083%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.083%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.083%) SAP APO
5 1 (0.083%) Maximo
5 1 (0.083%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 493 (41.08%) Amazon AWS
2 189 (15.75%) Office 365
3 92 (7.67%) PaaS
4 87 (7.25%) IaaS
5 57 (4.75%) SaaS
6 47 (3.92%) Amazon EC2
7 36 (3.00%) Cloud Computing
8 35 (2.92%) Google Cloud Platform
9 30 (2.50%) Azure Active Directory
10 20 (1.67%) AWS CloudFormation
11 17 (1.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 13 (1.08%) Yammer
13 9 (0.75%) Google App Engine
14 7 (0.58%) Heroku
14 7 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 6 (0.50%) Google Apps
15 6 (0.50%) Amazon S3
16 5 (0.42%) SoftLayer
17 4 (0.33%) Google Compute Engine
17 4 (0.33%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 127 (10.58%) DNS
2 83 (6.92%) Firewall
3 65 (5.42%) SAN
4 60 (5.00%) DHCP
5 59 (4.92%) TCP/IP
6 55 (4.58%) HTTP
7 46 (3.83%) VLAN
8 45 (3.75%) Network Security
9 43 (3.58%) LAN
10 40 (3.33%) WAN
11 35 (2.92%) SSL
12 27 (2.25%) NAS
13 26 (2.17%) Internet
14 25 (2.08%) VPN
15 22 (1.83%) Fibre Channel
16 17 (1.42%) LDAP
16 17 (1.42%) MPLS
17 15 (1.25%) NetScaler
18 12 (1.00%) BGP
18 12 (1.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 248 (20.67%) SQL Server
2 89 (7.42%) MongoDB
3 51 (4.25%) NoSQL
4 45 (3.75%) Azure SQL Database
5 38 (3.17%) Big Data
6 33 (2.75%) MySQL
7 30 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
8 28 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 28 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
9 27 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 26 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
11 25 (2.08%) Hadoop
12 24 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
13 23 (1.92%) CouchDB
14 22 (1.83%) Apache Cassandra
15 21 (1.75%) Oracle Database
16 17 (1.42%) Relational Database
17 16 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 13 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
19 12 (1.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 116 (9.67%) Git (software)
2 85 (7.08%) Jenkins
3 55 (4.58%) Subversion
4 48 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 38 (3.17%) Visual Studio
6 35 (2.92%) JIRA
7 34 (2.83%) Mercurial
8 27 (2.25%) TeamCity
8 27 (2.25%) Selenium
9 25 (2.08%) Maven
10 24 (2.00%) Octopus Deploy
11 20 (1.67%) Ant
12 18 (1.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 15 (1.25%) NUnit
14 14 (1.17%) IntelliJ
14 14 (1.17%) Hudson
14 14 (1.17%) WebStorm
15 13 (1.08%) Grunt
15 13 (1.08%) gulp
16 11 (0.92%) Jasmine
General
1 77 (6.42%) Finance
2 43 (3.58%) Retail
3 34 (2.83%) Games
4 31 (2.58%) Banking
5 18 (1.50%) Telecoms
6 14 (1.17%) Back Office
6 14 (1.17%) Publishing
7 11 (0.92%) Advertising
8 10 (0.83%) French Language
9 7 (0.58%) German Language
9 7 (0.58%) Italian Language
9 7 (0.58%) Spanish Language
9 7 (0.58%) Local Government
9 7 (0.58%) Front Office
9 7 (0.58%) Law
10 6 (0.50%) Marketing
11 5 (0.42%) Legal
11 5 (0.42%) Billing
12 4 (0.33%) Multimedia
12 4 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 338 (28.17%) Developer
2 263 (21.92%) Architect
3 143 (11.92%) .NET Developer
4 112 (9.33%) Consultant
5 89 (7.42%) Solutions Architect
6 77 (6.42%) Cloud Architect
7 71 (5.92%) DevOps Engineer
8 52 (4.33%) Analyst
8 52 (4.33%) C# Developer
9 50 (4.17%) Project Manager
9 50 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 35 (2.92%) C# .NET Developer
11 33 (2.75%) Web Engineer
12 30 (2.50%) Senior Developer
12 30 (2.50%) Server Engineer
13 26 (2.17%) Support Engineer
13 26 (2.17%) Technical Architect
14 24 (2.00%) Infrastructure Architect
14 24 (2.00%) ASP.NET Developer
15 23 (1.92%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 355 (29.58%) .NET
2 165 (13.75%) ASP.NET
3 141 (11.75%) Web Services
4 138 (11.50%) HTML
5 122 (10.17%) CSS
6 108 (9.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 98 (8.17%) AngularJS
7 98 (8.17%) ASP.NET MVC
8 78 (6.50%) HTML5
9 76 (6.33%) jQuery
10 69 (5.75%) .NET Framework
11 68 (5.67%) WCF
12 62 (5.17%) REST
13 59 (4.92%) CSS3
14 50 (4.17%) Entity Framework
15 35 (2.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 34 (2.83%) RESTful
17 31 (2.58%) XML
18 28 (2.33%) KnockoutJS
18 28 (2.33%) React
Miscellaneous
1 102 (8.50%) Data Centre
2 49 (4.08%) Mobile App
3 47 (3.92%) User Experience
4 42 (3.50%) Public Cloud
5 34 (2.83%) Analytical Skills
5 34 (2.83%) PKI
6 33 (2.75%) Private Cloud
7 29 (2.42%) Replication
8 18 (1.50%) Hybrid Cloud
9 17 (1.42%) Enterprise Cloud
9 17 (1.42%) iPad
9 17 (1.42%) Clustering
9 17 (1.42%) Online Games
10 16 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (1.17%) Grid Computing
11 14 (1.17%) Computer Science
12 13 (1.08%) iPhone
12 13 (1.08%) Management Information System
12 13 (1.08%) Streaming Video
13 12 (1.00%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 418 (34.83%) Windows
2 149 (12.42%) Linux
3 120 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 94 (7.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 55 (4.58%) UNIX
6 46 (3.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 44 (3.67%) Apple iOS
8 35 (2.92%) Android
9 26 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (1.25%) Windows 7
11 11 (0.92%) Windows Mobile
11 11 (0.92%) VMS
12 10 (0.83%) Mac OS X
12 10 (0.83%) CentOS
13 9 (0.75%) Ubuntu
13 9 (0.75%) Windows Phone
14 8 (0.67%) Windows XP
15 6 (0.50%) Data ONTAP
15 6 (0.50%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.25%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 353 (29.42%) Agile Software Development
2 183 (15.25%) DevOps
3 174 (14.50%) MVC
4 151 (12.58%) Migration
5 144 (12.00%) TDD
6 122 (10.17%) Continuous Integration
7 109 (9.08%) Scrum
8 96 (8.00%) Configuration Management
9 77 (6.42%) ITIL
10 65 (5.42%) Open Source
11 63 (5.25%) E-Commerce
12 58 (4.83%) Business Intelligence
13 56 (4.67%) Load Balancing
14 52 (4.33%) Continuous Delivery
15 51 (4.25%) BDD
16 49 (4.08%) Unit Testing
17 44 (3.67%) Service Delivery
17 44 (3.67%) Stakeholder Management
18 43 (3.58%) Project Management
19 42 (3.50%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 292 (24.33%) C#
2 211 (17.58%) SQL
3 182 (15.17%) JavaScript
4 173 (14.42%) PowerShell
5 124 (10.33%) Java
6 98 (8.17%) Python
7 93 (7.75%) Ruby
8 35 (2.92%) Bash Shell
9 29 (2.42%) T-SQL
10 26 (2.17%) Go
11 23 (1.92%) Perl
11 23 (1.92%) PHP
12 22 (1.83%) Scala
13 21 (1.75%) TypeScript
13 21 (1.75%) Shell Script
14 14 (1.17%) ECMAScript
14 14 (1.17%) Dart
15 11 (0.92%) VBScript
16 10 (0.83%) R
17 9 (0.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 53 (4.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (3.25%) Security Cleared
3 35 (2.92%) Cisco Certification
4 33 (2.75%) MCSE
5 30 (2.50%) Degree
6 25 (2.08%) SC Cleared
7 23 (1.92%) CCNA
8 20 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 19 (1.58%) MCITP
9 19 (1.58%) CCNP
10 14 (1.17%) Citrix Certification
11 11 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (0.92%) MCP
12 9 (0.75%) MCSA
12 9 (0.75%) PMI Certification
12 9 (0.75%) CCEE
13 7 (0.58%) AWS Certification
13 7 (0.58%) CISM
13 7 (0.58%) CCEA
13 7 (0.58%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (1.92%) QA
2 13 (1.08%) PCI DSS
3 9 (0.75%) SLA
4 5 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.33%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.083%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 233 (19.42%) Active Directory
2 133 (11.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (6.17%) Hyper-V
4 51 (4.25%) vSphere
5 36 (3.00%) vCloud
6 30 (2.50%) Docker
7 26 (2.17%) XenApp
8 23 (1.92%) VMware ESX
9 12 (1.00%) XenDesktop
10 8 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (0.58%) VMware Server
12 6 (0.50%) NFS
12 6 (0.50%) SRDF
12 6 (0.50%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 3 (0.25%) DFS Replication
13 3 (0.25%) XenServer
13 3 (0.25%) Forefront TMG
14 2 (0.17%) Varnish
14 2 (0.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.17%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 124 (10.33%) Puppet
2 119 (9.92%) Opscode Chef
3 63 (5.25%) Ansible
4 41 (3.42%) SCOM
5 38 (3.17%) SCCM
5 38 (3.17%) Vagrant
6 36 (3.00%) Salt
7 28 (2.33%) Nagios
8 14 (1.17%) vMotion
9 10 (0.83%) WSUS
9 10 (0.83%) Graphite
10 9 (0.75%) Kubernetes
11 8 (0.67%) logstash
12 7 (0.58%) Icinga
12 7 (0.58%) Windows Intune
12 7 (0.58%) Tivoli
12 7 (0.58%) NetBackup
12 7 (0.58%) SnapMirror
12 7 (0.58%) SnapVault
13 6 (0.50%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 497 (41.42%) Microsoft
2 224 (18.67%) VMware
3 80 (6.67%) Cisco
4 69 (5.75%) Oracle
5 61 (5.08%) Google
6 60 (5.00%) HP
7 56 (4.67%) Citrix
8 41 (3.42%) Red Hat
9 40 (3.33%) NetApp
10 28 (2.33%) Rackspace
11 26 (2.17%) SolarWinds
12 22 (1.83%) Dell
13 21 (1.75%) EMC
13 21 (1.75%) IBM
14 20 (1.67%) Splunk
15 19 (1.58%) SAP
16 18 (1.50%) Sitecore
17 17 (1.42%) Xamarin
18 15 (1.25%) New Relic
19 14 (1.17%) Juniper
City, London
Reed Technology
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £520 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 7 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Madison Talent Sourcing
Rate: From £290 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £520 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £350 - £475 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Posted: Yesterday
Norwich, Norfolk
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Venturi
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: Up to £600 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £300.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £700 per week
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £400.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £425 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago