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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 225 324 363
Rank change year-on-year
+99 +39
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 535 284 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.98% 0.54% 0.41%
As % of the Cloud Services category 18.46% 14.61% 17.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 197 127
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £323 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £378 £388
% change year-on-year
-0.66% -2.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 2 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 -
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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
2898 1944 1069
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.33% 3.69% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1856 1231 686
Average daily rate £413 £418 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.19% +22.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 36 32
Average hourly rate £30.00 £16.25 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.61% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £9.10 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £12.75 £27.25
% change year-on-year
+96.07% -53.21%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +123 506 £400 - 248
London +97 260 £425 - 112
South East +52 113 £413 -0.60% 33
City of London +32 59 £400 +6.66% 39
North West +3 34 £450 +28.57% 15
Berkshire +13 33 £425 +6.25% 14
Oxfordshire +7 30 £319 -25.00% 1
South West -10 28 £313 -16.66% 21
West Midlands +17 27 £345 -23.33% 19
Surrey +17 26 £425 +3.65% 5
Hampshire +23 18 £438 +8.02% 7
East of England +6 18 £450 +28.75% 17
Yorkshire - 17 £400 - 10
Coventry +20 16 £328 -27.22% 5
Reading +16 16 £425 -8.10% 13
Cheshire -1 16 £450 -10.00% 2
Oxford +4 13 £350 -17.64%
Bristol +12 12 £300 -23.56% 12
Wales +1 12 £425 +13.33% 2
Staines +11 8 - - 4
Chester +6 8 £450 - 1
Cardiff +5 8 £425 +13.33% 1
South Wales -1 8 £425 +13.33% 1
Scotland -2 8 £298 - 5
Merseyside - 8 £230 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 8 £388 - 2
West Yorkshire - 8 £375 - 5
Birmingham - 7 £389 - 9
Bedfordshire +8 6 £613 - 3
Somerset +5 6 £306 -15.80% 4

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 437 (42.89%) Microsoft
2 410 (40.24%) Amazon AWS
3 403 (39.55%) Windows
4 363 (35.62%) Agile Software Development
5 352 (34.54%) .NET
6 281 (27.58%) C#
7 232 (22.77%) SQL Server
8 200 (19.63%) Active Directory
9 199 (19.53%) ASP.NET
10 190 (18.65%) MVC
11 189 (18.55%) JavaScript
12 171 (16.78%) TDD
13 167 (16.39%) SQL
14 162 (15.90%) HTML
15 158 (15.51%) Web Services
16 149 (14.62%) PowerShell
17 148 (14.52%) VMware
18 146 (14.33%) DevOps
19 145 (14.23%) Scrum
20 144 (14.13%) CSS
21 143 (14.03%) Linux
22 142 (13.94%) SharePoint
23 141 (13.84%) Continuous Integration
24 131 (12.86%) Office 365
25 126 (12.37%) jQuery
26 125 (12.27%) Puppet
27 123 (12.07%) ASP.NET MVC
28 112 (10.99%) Opscode Chef
28 112 (10.99%) IIS
29 111 (10.89%) Configuration Management

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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
1 142 (13.94%) SharePoint
2 112 (10.99%) IIS
3 59 (5.79%) Node.js
4 58 (5.69%) MS Exchange
5 46 (4.51%) CMS
6 45 (4.42%) Lync
7 44 (4.32%) OpenStack
8 37 (3.63%) Exchange Server 2010
8 37 (3.63%) Umbraco
9 36 (3.53%) SharePoint 2013
10 34 (3.34%) BizTalk Server
11 24 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2013
12 22 (2.16%) Sitecore CMS
13 20 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
14 18 (1.77%) Kentico
15 14 (1.37%) Office Communications Server
15 14 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
16 12 (1.18%) NServiceBus
17 10 (0.98%) Apache Solr
18 9 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 91 (8.93%) MS Excel
2 23 (2.26%) MS Office
3 7 (0.69%) Photoshop
4 6 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
5 5 (0.49%) OmniGraffle
5 5 (0.49%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.29%) MS Project
6 3 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.20%) HipChat
8 1 (0.098%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.098%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 49 (4.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (2.26%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.39%) Tridion
3 4 (0.39%) Maximo
4 3 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.098%) SAP APO
5 1 (0.098%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 410 (40.24%) Amazon AWS
2 131 (12.86%) Office 365
3 59 (5.79%) IaaS
4 51 (5.00%) PaaS
5 48 (4.71%) Cloud Computing
6 37 (3.63%) Amazon EC2
7 26 (2.55%) Heroku
8 23 (2.26%) SaaS
9 20 (1.96%) Azure Active Directory
10 17 (1.67%) AWS CloudFormation
11 13 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
12 10 (0.98%) Yammer
12 10 (0.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 5 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 5 (0.49%) Google Analytics
14 4 (0.39%) GitHub
14 4 (0.39%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.39%) Google App Engine
15 2 (0.20%) Google Apps
15 2 (0.20%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 108 (10.60%) DNS
2 50 (4.91%) Firewall
3 49 (4.81%) SAN
4 48 (4.71%) HTTP
5 47 (4.61%) WAN
6 43 (4.22%) DHCP
7 40 (3.93%) TCP/IP
8 39 (3.83%) LAN
9 34 (3.34%) VPN
10 28 (2.75%) SSL
11 23 (2.26%) Network Security
12 22 (2.16%) VLAN
13 19 (1.86%) Internet
14 18 (1.77%) LDAP
15 15 (1.47%) NAS
16 13 (1.28%) FTP
17 11 (1.08%) MPLS
17 11 (1.08%) ADSL
18 9 (0.88%) Wireless
19 7 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 232 (22.77%) SQL Server
2 74 (7.26%) MongoDB
3 46 (4.51%) NoSQL
4 36 (3.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 33 (3.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 33 (3.24%) SQL Server 2012
6 29 (2.85%) MySQL
6 29 (2.85%) SQL Server 2008
7 27 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
8 24 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
8 24 (2.36%) Apache Cassandra
9 21 (2.06%) CouchDB
10 19 (1.86%) Azure SQL Database
11 18 (1.77%) Big Data
12 15 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 12 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
13 12 (1.18%) Relational Database
14 11 (1.08%) Hadoop
15 10 (0.98%) Oracle Database
16 7 (0.69%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 97 (9.52%) Git (software)
2 94 (9.22%) Jenkins
3 54 (5.30%) Team Foundation Server
4 43 (4.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 36 (3.53%) Visual Studio
6 35 (3.43%) Subversion
7 26 (2.55%) Mercurial
8 20 (1.96%) TeamCity
8 20 (1.96%) Grunt
9 19 (1.86%) Jasmine
10 18 (1.77%) JIRA
11 16 (1.57%) Selenium
11 16 (1.57%) Mocha
11 16 (1.57%) QUnit
12 15 (1.47%) Bower
12 15 (1.47%) webpack
12 15 (1.47%) NUnit
13 14 (1.37%) MSBuild
14 10 (0.98%) MSTest
14 10 (0.98%) Moq
General
1 48 (4.71%) Finance
2 41 (4.02%) Games
3 37 (3.63%) Retail
4 13 (1.28%) Banking
5 12 (1.18%) Marketing
6 10 (0.98%) Back Office
6 10 (0.98%) Telecoms
7 8 (0.79%) Local Government
7 8 (0.79%) Publishing
7 8 (0.79%) French Language
8 7 (0.69%) German Language
8 7 (0.69%) Italian Language
8 7 (0.69%) Spanish Language
9 5 (0.49%) Law
9 5 (0.49%) Legal
10 4 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.39%) Advertising
11 3 (0.29%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.29%) Billing
11 3 (0.29%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 326 (31.99%) Developer
2 203 (19.92%) Architect
3 145 (14.23%) .NET Developer
4 92 (9.03%) Solutions Architect
5 88 (8.64%) Consultant
6 49 (4.81%) DevOps Engineer
7 47 (4.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 44 (4.32%) Analyst
9 40 (3.93%) Senior Developer
10 38 (3.73%) C# Developer
10 38 (3.73%) Web Developer
11 37 (3.63%) Technical Architect
12 34 (3.34%) Cloud Architect
13 32 (3.14%) C# .NET Developer
13 32 (3.14%) Web Engineer
13 32 (3.14%) Project Manager
14 24 (2.36%) Infrastructure Architect
14 24 (2.36%) DevOps Consultant
15 23 (2.26%) Server Engineer
16 22 (2.16%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 352 (34.54%) .NET
2 199 (19.53%) ASP.NET
3 162 (15.90%) HTML
4 158 (15.51%) Web Services
5 144 (14.13%) CSS
6 126 (12.37%) jQuery
7 123 (12.07%) ASP.NET MVC
8 104 (10.21%) .NET Framework
9 94 (9.22%) HTML5
9 94 (9.22%) WCF
10 93 (9.13%) ASP.NET Web API
11 90 (8.83%) AngularJS
12 77 (7.56%) Entity Framework
12 77 (7.56%) CSS3
13 46 (4.51%) LINQ
14 41 (4.02%) XML
14 41 (4.02%) React
15 38 (3.73%) REST
16 36 (3.53%) KnockoutJS
17 31 (3.04%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 57 (5.59%) Data Centre
2 52 (5.10%) User Experience
3 40 (3.93%) Mobile App
4 38 (3.73%) PKI
5 30 (2.94%) Replication
5 30 (2.94%) Clustering
6 24 (2.36%) Public Cloud
7 22 (2.16%) Private Cloud
8 17 (1.67%) Streaming Video
9 16 (1.57%) iPhone
9 16 (1.57%) Analytical Skills
10 14 (1.37%) Online Games
11 13 (1.28%) Social Media
11 13 (1.28%) iPad
12 11 (1.08%) Client/Server
13 9 (0.88%) Blackberry
14 8 (0.79%) GIS
14 8 (0.79%) Computer Science
14 8 (0.79%) Digital Media
14 8 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 403 (39.55%) Windows
2 143 (14.03%) Linux
3 107 (10.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 102 (10.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 76 (7.46%) UNIX
6 35 (3.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 34 (3.34%) Apple iOS
8 32 (3.14%) Mac OS X
9 30 (2.94%) Android
10 19 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (1.08%) Windows 7
12 9 (0.88%) Ubuntu
12 9 (0.88%) Windows Phone
13 7 (0.69%) Windows 8
14 6 (0.59%) CentOS
15 5 (0.49%) VMS
16 4 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
17 2 (0.20%) Debian
17 2 (0.20%) Windows XP
18 1 (0.098%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 363 (35.62%) Agile Software Development
2 190 (18.65%) MVC
3 171 (16.78%) TDD
4 146 (14.33%) DevOps
5 145 (14.23%) Scrum
6 141 (13.84%) Continuous Integration
7 111 (10.89%) Configuration Management
8 101 (9.91%) E-Commerce
9 90 (8.83%) Migration
10 77 (7.56%) CRM
11 74 (7.26%) Continuous Delivery
12 70 (6.87%) BDD
13 68 (6.67%) SOA
14 62 (6.08%) ITIL
15 50 (4.91%) OO
16 49 (4.81%) Open Source
17 47 (4.61%) Stakeholder Management
18 46 (4.51%) Load Balancing
19 43 (4.22%) Business Intelligence
20 42 (4.12%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 281 (27.58%) C#
2 189 (18.55%) JavaScript
3 167 (16.39%) SQL
4 149 (14.62%) PowerShell
5 109 (10.70%) Ruby
6 107 (10.50%) Python
7 101 (9.91%) Java
8 39 (3.83%) Go
9 32 (3.14%) Shell Script
10 23 (2.26%) Scala
11 18 (1.77%) T-SQL
12 17 (1.67%) Bash Shell
13 14 (1.37%) PHP
14 12 (1.18%) TypeScript
15 9 (0.88%) VB.NET
15 9 (0.88%) C++
15 9 (0.88%) Objective-C
16 8 (0.79%) VBScript
16 8 (0.79%) VB
17 7 (0.69%) C
Qualifications
1 46 (4.51%) Security Cleared
2 36 (3.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 23 (2.26%) SC Cleared
3 23 (2.26%) MCSE
4 18 (1.77%) MCITP
5 17 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (1.57%) Degree
7 13 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 13 (1.28%) CCNA
8 9 (0.88%) MCSA
8 9 (0.88%) MCP
9 6 (0.59%) CCNP
9 6 (0.59%) MCTS
10 5 (0.49%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.39%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (0.29%) CISSP
12 3 (0.29%) MCSD
12 3 (0.29%) CISM
12 3 (0.29%) AWS Certification
13 2 (0.20%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.28%) QA
2 11 (1.08%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.49%) SLA
4 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 200 (19.63%) Active Directory
2 88 (8.64%) Hyper-V
3 74 (7.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 41 (4.02%) vSphere
5 19 (1.86%) VMware ESX
6 14 (1.37%) XenApp
7 13 (1.28%) Docker
8 8 (0.79%) vCloud
9 7 (0.69%) UAG
10 6 (0.59%) VMware Server
11 4 (0.39%) XenServer
11 4 (0.39%) DFS Replication
12 3 (0.29%) HDFS
12 3 (0.29%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.20%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.20%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.20%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.098%) Firmware
14 1 (0.098%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 125 (12.27%) Puppet
2 112 (10.99%) Opscode Chef
3 54 (5.30%) SCCM
4 49 (4.81%) Salt
5 45 (4.42%) Ansible
6 38 (3.73%) SCOM
7 25 (2.45%) Vagrant
8 24 (2.36%) Nagios
9 14 (1.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 12 (1.18%) SCOrch
11 7 (0.69%) Windows Intune
11 7 (0.69%) WSUS
12 6 (0.59%) HAProxy
12 6 (0.59%) Tivoli
12 6 (0.59%) Icinga
12 6 (0.59%) Graphite
13 5 (0.49%) Unicenter
13 5 (0.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 4 (0.39%) NetBackup
14 4 (0.39%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 437 (42.89%) Microsoft
2 148 (14.52%) VMware
3 49 (4.81%) Cisco
4 44 (4.32%) Oracle
4 44 (4.32%) Google
5 38 (3.73%) Citrix
6 34 (3.34%) NetApp
6 34 (3.34%) HP
7 29 (2.85%) Sitecore
8 23 (2.26%) New Relic
9 19 (1.86%) Red Hat
9 19 (1.86%) Juniper
10 18 (1.77%) EPiServer
11 15 (1.47%) Rackspace
12 13 (1.28%) Barracuda Networks
12 13 (1.28%) SolarWinds
13 10 (0.98%) Akamai
13 10 (0.98%) EMC
14 9 (0.88%) Dell
14 9 (0.88%) F5
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