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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 227 373 382
Rank change year-on-year
+146 +9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 506 206 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.94% 0.40% 0.35%
As % of the Cloud Services category 23.30% 15.10% 18.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 140 105
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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 £314 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 0 0
Average hourly rate £26.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 - -

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
2172 1364 858
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.05% 2.63% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1367 831 517
Average daily rate £425 £420 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
- -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 27 16
Average hourly rate £22.00 £16.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -17.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £12.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -35.13%

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 March 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 March 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 March 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 +171 472 £425 - 236
London +109 217 £450 +5.26% 105
South East +53 114 £375 -16.66% 45
City of London +49 57 £400 +14.28% 27
Oxfordshire - 41 £450 - 6
North West +13 35 £425 +30.76% 13
East of England +29 30 £500 +42.85% 11
Hampshire +17 29 £375 - 7
South West +9 28 £375 -11.76% 20
West Midlands +20 27 £388 -13.88% 13
Oxford - 23 £463 - 3
Berkshire -3 22 £425 -5.55% 12
Merseyside - 22 £375 - 1
Wiltshire +26 19 £375 -16.66%
Wales +5 19 £425 - 5
Cardiff +13 17 £425 - 1
South Wales +8 17 £425 - 1
Swindon +19 15 £375 -16.66%
Southampton - 15 £375 - 1
Bedfordshire - 14 £638 - 1
Birmingham - 14 £475 - 5
Surrey +17 13 £350 -30.00% 9
Yorkshire -30 13 £400 +17.99% 11
Cambridgeshire +11 11 £288 -36.11% 6
West Yorkshire -19 10 £406 +14.94% 6
Reading +2 9 £413 - 6
Luton - 9 £638 -
Cambridge - 9 £288 - 6
Warwickshire - 9 - - 2
East Midlands -1 8 £550 +57.14% 3

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 426 (46.00%) Microsoft
2 365 (39.42%) .NET
3 355 (38.34%) Windows
4 311 (33.59%) Agile Software Development
5 284 (30.67%) C#
6 233 (25.16%) SQL Server
7 200 (21.60%) Active Directory
8 187 (20.19%) ASP.NET
9 175 (18.90%) MVC
10 170 (18.36%) JavaScript
11 165 (17.82%) PowerShell
12 162 (17.49%) SQL
12 162 (17.49%) Web Services
13 154 (16.63%) HTML
14 147 (15.87%) CSS
15 145 (15.66%) SharePoint
15 145 (15.66%) jQuery
16 139 (15.01%) Amazon AWS
17 138 (14.90%) Scrum
18 137 (14.79%) TDD
19 131 (14.15%) DevOps
20 126 (13.61%) VMware
21 121 (13.07%) E-Commerce
22 119 (12.85%) Linux
23 114 (12.31%) IIS
24 111 (11.99%) Python
25 110 (11.88%) DNS
25 110 (11.88%) Office 365
26 108 (11.66%) Windows Server 2012
27 107 (11.56%) Puppet

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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
1 145 (15.66%) SharePoint
2 114 (12.31%) IIS
3 64 (6.91%) Node.js
4 49 (5.29%) OpenStack
5 48 (5.18%) MS Exchange
6 47 (5.08%) Lync
7 45 (4.86%) SharePoint 2013
8 39 (4.21%) CMS
9 38 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2010
10 34 (3.67%) BizTalk Server
11 31 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2013
12 25 (2.70%) Umbraco
13 24 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2007
14 20 (2.16%) Office Communications Server
14 20 (2.16%) Sitecore CMS
15 14 (1.51%) SharePoint 2010
15 14 (1.51%) Kentico
16 12 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
17 9 (0.97%) Apache Solr
18 8 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 104 (11.23%) MS Excel
2 20 (2.16%) MS Office
3 11 (1.19%) Photoshop
4 9 (0.97%) OmniGraffle
4 9 (0.97%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.43%) MS Project
7 2 (0.22%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.22%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 54 (5.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (2.27%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.43%) Maximo
4 3 (0.32%) Tridion
4 3 (0.32%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 139 (15.01%) Amazon AWS
2 110 (11.88%) Office 365
3 47 (5.08%) Amazon EC2
4 42 (4.54%) IaaS
5 40 (4.32%) Cloud Computing
6 30 (3.24%) PaaS
7 26 (2.81%) SaaS
8 21 (2.27%) Heroku
9 18 (1.94%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 5 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (0.43%) GitHub
12 4 (0.43%) Yammer
13 3 (0.32%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.32%) Google App Engine
14 1 (0.11%) SoftLayer
14 1 (0.11%) OpenShift
14 1 (0.11%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 110 (11.88%) DNS
2 54 (5.83%) DHCP
3 47 (5.08%) SAN
4 44 (4.75%) Firewall
5 39 (4.21%) WAN
6 34 (3.67%) LAN
7 30 (3.24%) VPN
8 28 (3.02%) TCP/IP
9 24 (2.59%) VLAN
10 22 (2.38%) LDAP
11 20 (2.16%) FTP
11 20 (2.16%) HTTP
12 18 (1.94%) Internet
12 18 (1.94%) NAS
13 16 (1.73%) SSL
14 15 (1.62%) MPLS
15 13 (1.40%) Network Security
16 10 (1.08%) Intranet
17 9 (0.97%) PBX
17 9 (0.97%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 233 (25.16%) SQL Server
2 37 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 36 (3.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 34 (3.67%) MongoDB
5 31 (3.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 29 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 29 (3.13%) NoSQL
7 27 (2.92%) Azure SQL Database
8 20 (2.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 20 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
9 17 (1.84%) MySQL
10 13 (1.40%) Big Data
10 13 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
11 11 (1.19%) Hadoop
12 9 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
13 8 (0.86%) Oracle Database
14 7 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
14 7 (0.76%) RavenDB
14 7 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
15 6 (0.65%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 84 (9.07%) Jenkins
2 68 (7.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 55 (5.94%) Git (software)
4 54 (5.83%) Visual Studio
5 39 (4.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 20 (2.16%) NUnit
7 19 (2.05%) TeamCity
8 18 (1.94%) Jasmine
9 17 (1.84%) Selenium
10 16 (1.73%) MSTest
10 16 (1.73%) QUnit
10 16 (1.73%) MSBuild
10 16 (1.73%) Mocha
10 16 (1.73%) Grunt
11 15 (1.62%) Bower
12 14 (1.51%) Subversion
12 14 (1.51%) JIRA
13 11 (1.19%) Mercurial
14 9 (0.97%) SpecFlow
15 8 (0.86%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 47 (5.08%) Finance
2 33 (3.56%) Retail
3 20 (2.16%) Games
4 9 (0.97%) Telecoms
4 9 (0.97%) Marketing
5 8 (0.86%) Publishing
5 8 (0.86%) Back Office
6 7 (0.76%) Local Government
6 7 (0.76%) Banking
7 4 (0.43%) Korean Language
7 4 (0.43%) Advertising
7 4 (0.43%) Legal
8 3 (0.32%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.32%) Electronics
8 3 (0.32%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.22%) Mandarin Language
9 2 (0.22%) Automotive
9 2 (0.22%) Law
10 1 (0.11%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.11%) Billing
Job Titles
1 300 (32.40%) Developer
2 170 (18.36%) Architect
3 124 (13.39%) .NET Developer
4 82 (8.86%) Solutions Architect
5 80 (8.64%) Consultant
6 64 (6.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 49 (5.29%) DevOps Engineer
8 45 (4.86%) C# Developer
9 42 (4.54%) Analyst
10 41 (4.43%) Web Developer
11 38 (4.10%) Web Engineer
12 33 (3.56%) Technical Architect
13 32 (3.46%) Senior Developer
14 31 (3.35%) DevOps Consultant
14 31 (3.35%) C# .NET Developer
15 30 (3.24%) Project Manager
15 30 (3.24%) Senior Consultant
16 25 (2.70%) Support Analyst
17 24 (2.59%) ASP.NET Developer
17 24 (2.59%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 365 (39.42%) .NET
2 187 (20.19%) ASP.NET
3 162 (17.49%) Web Services
4 154 (16.63%) HTML
5 147 (15.87%) CSS
6 145 (15.66%) jQuery
7 105 (11.34%) WCF
8 102 (11.02%) ASP.NET MVC
9 99 (10.69%) .NET Framework
10 85 (9.18%) HTML5
11 76 (8.21%) ASP.NET Web API
12 73 (7.88%) CSS3
13 68 (7.34%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 63 (6.80%) AngularJS
15 47 (5.08%) XML
16 45 (4.86%) LINQ
17 33 (3.56%) RESTful
18 31 (3.35%) REST
19 30 (3.24%) KnockoutJS
19 30 (3.24%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 48 (5.18%) User Experience
2 36 (3.89%) Clustering
3 28 (3.02%) Open Source
4 26 (2.81%) Mobile App
5 25 (2.70%) PKI
5 25 (2.70%) Replication
6 14 (1.51%) Social Media
7 12 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (1.19%) Client/Server
8 11 (1.19%) Computer Science
9 10 (1.08%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (0.86%) N-Tier
10 8 (0.86%) Streaming Video
11 7 (0.76%) Data Structures
11 7 (0.76%) iPhone
12 6 (0.65%) Blackberry
12 6 (0.65%) iPad
12 6 (0.65%) Inversion of Control
13 5 (0.54%) GIS
14 4 (0.43%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 355 (38.34%) Windows
2 119 (12.85%) Linux
3 108 (11.66%) Windows Server 2012
4 96 (10.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 59 (6.37%) UNIX
6 32 (3.46%) Windows Server 2003
7 27 (2.92%) Mac OS X
8 16 (1.73%) Android
9 14 (1.51%) Apple iOS
10 12 (1.30%) Ubuntu
11 10 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.76%) Windows 8
12 7 (0.76%) Windows 7
12 7 (0.76%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.32%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.22%) FreeBSD
14 2 (0.22%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.22%) Debian
15 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 311 (33.59%) Agile Software Development
2 175 (18.90%) MVC
3 138 (14.90%) Scrum
4 137 (14.79%) TDD
5 131 (14.15%) DevOps
6 121 (13.07%) E-Commerce
7 100 (10.80%) Continuous Integration
8 99 (10.69%) Configuration Management
9 73 (7.88%) Migration
9 73 (7.88%) CRM
10 71 (7.67%) BDD
11 67 (7.24%) SOA
12 65 (7.02%) ITIL
13 48 (5.18%) Stakeholder Management
14 41 (4.43%) Pair Programming
15 40 (4.32%) OO
16 37 (4.00%) Unit Testing
17 34 (3.67%) Load Balancing
18 32 (3.46%) Mentoring
18 32 (3.46%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 284 (30.67%) C#
2 170 (18.36%) JavaScript
3 165 (17.82%) PowerShell
4 162 (17.49%) SQL
5 111 (11.99%) Python
6 103 (11.12%) Ruby
7 87 (9.40%) Java
8 27 (2.92%) Shell Script
9 21 (2.27%) Golang
10 17 (1.84%) T-SQL
11 13 (1.40%) C++
12 12 (1.30%) PHP
12 12 (1.30%) Bash Shell
13 10 (1.08%) TypeScript
14 9 (0.97%) Objective-C
14 9 (0.97%) VB.NET
15 8 (0.86%) C
16 7 (0.76%) Scala
17 6 (0.65%) SPARQL
18 5 (0.54%) XAML
Qualifications
1 43 (4.64%) Security Cleared
2 28 (3.02%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (2.16%) Degree
4 17 (1.84%) SC Cleared
5 16 (1.73%) MCSE
6 11 (1.19%) MCITP
7 9 (0.97%) MCTS
7 9 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (0.86%) MCSA
8 8 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (0.76%) MCP
10 6 (0.65%) CCNP
10 6 (0.65%) CCNA
11 5 (0.54%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.22%) HND
12 2 (0.22%) CCDA
12 2 (0.22%) CCDP
13 1 (0.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
13 1 (0.11%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (0.97%) SLA
2 5 (0.54%) QA
3 2 (0.22%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 200 (21.60%) Active Directory
2 101 (10.91%) Hyper-V
3 76 (8.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 36 (3.89%) vSphere
5 14 (1.51%) XenApp
6 9 (0.97%) UAG
7 8 (0.86%) VMware ESX
7 8 (0.86%) DFS Replication
8 6 (0.65%) Firmware
8 6 (0.65%) vCloud
9 5 (0.54%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.32%) HDFS
10 3 (0.32%) Xen
11 2 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.22%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.22%) XenServer
11 2 (0.22%) Docker
12 1 (0.11%) KVM
12 1 (0.11%) Samba
12 1 (0.11%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 107 (11.56%) Puppet
2 101 (10.91%) Opscode Chef
3 68 (7.34%) SCCM
4 46 (4.97%) SCOM
5 38 (4.10%) Salt
5 38 (4.10%) Ansible
6 34 (3.67%) Nagios
7 33 (3.56%) Vagrant
8 18 (1.94%) SCOrch
9 16 (1.73%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 9 (0.97%) SCVMM
11 6 (0.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 6 (0.65%) SCSM
12 5 (0.54%) Icinga
12 5 (0.54%) SolarWinds Orion
12 5 (0.54%) Windows Intune
12 5 (0.54%) NetBackup
13 3 (0.32%) HAProxy
13 3 (0.32%) Foglight
14 2 (0.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 426 (46.00%) Microsoft
2 126 (13.61%) VMware
3 42 (4.54%) Cisco
4 39 (4.21%) HP
5 32 (3.46%) Citrix
6 30 (3.24%) Oracle
7 29 (3.13%) New Relic
8 26 (2.81%) Sitecore
8 26 (2.81%) Google
9 21 (2.27%) Akamai
10 18 (1.94%) NetApp
11 17 (1.84%) Rackspace
12 16 (1.73%) Juniper
13 15 (1.62%) Dell
14 14 (1.51%) EPiServer
15 13 (1.40%) F5
16 12 (1.30%) Red Hat
17 11 (1.19%) SolarWinds
18 9 (0.97%) Apple
19 8 (0.86%) EMC
Taunton
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £325 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 hours ago
Taunton
Computer Futures
Rate: £260 - £280 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 hours ago
Hertfordshire
TELSTRA Associates
Rate: From £400 to £550 per annum £450-550 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Berkshire
Rubicon Consulting
Rate: From £400 to £600 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
ISL
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Datascope Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified Very High Day Rates
Posted: 23 hours ago
Taunton
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £325 per day + competitive
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £225 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford
Volt
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Taunton
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Taunton
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £549.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £1 per day + Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Talent International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago