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 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 287 389 504
Rank change year-on-year
+102 +115
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 377 190 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.67% 0.36% 0.16%
As % of the Cloud Services category 19.83% 15.06% 12.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 120 44
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£413 £390 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% -0.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £468 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -3.44%
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
1901 1262 763
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.37% 2.37% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1188 873 470
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 £269 £125 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 26 8
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -48.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £12.25 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.88 £45.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £36.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-53.10% +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 22 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 22 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
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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 +96 347 £413 +5.76% 141
London +138 199 £425 +1.79% 64
South East -17 71 £400 +6.66% 25
Berkshire +17 42 £450 +12.50% 11
City of London +49 38 £400 -5.88% 20
East of England -15 32 £425 +47.82% 15
Reading +22 24 £425 - 7
Bedfordshire +1 22 £444 +1.42% 11
South West -13 22 £339 -28.68% 11
South Wales - 18 £375 - 4
Wales - 18 £375 - 4
Cardiff - 17 £375 - 2
Luton -8 14 £425 -2.85% 9
Oxfordshire +9 11 £225 -30.76% 5
West Midlands -20 10 £500 +33.33%
Birmingham +6 8 £500 +86.91%
Surrey -12 7 £400 +113.33% 5
North West +2 6 £525 +75.00% 14
Wiltshire -5 6 £369 - 4
Bristol -14 6 £325 -31.57% 5
West Sussex - 6 £220 -
Suffolk -14 4 £363 - 1
Dorset - 4 £315 - 1
West Yorkshire +13 3 £325 +18.18% 2
Yorkshire +6 3 £325 +18.18% 4
Cheshire -3 3 £250 -16.66% 6
Hampshire -18 3 £438 +16.66% 1
Witney - 3 £220 -
Poole - 3 £315 - 1
Leeds +10 2 £275 - 1

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 341 (51.59%) .NET
2 318 (48.11%) Microsoft
3 311 (47.05%) Windows
4 293 (44.33%) C#
5 229 (34.64%) SQL Server
6 223 (33.74%) ASP.NET
7 179 (27.08%) MVC
8 163 (24.66%) SQL
9 140 (21.18%) Agile Software Development
10 130 (19.67%) Web Services
11 128 (19.36%) JavaScript
12 120 (18.15%) HTML
12 120 (18.15%) Team Foundation Server
13 110 (16.64%) CSS
14 108 (16.34%) Scrum
15 107 (16.19%) WCF
16 102 (15.43%) TDD
17 101 (15.28%) Active Directory
18 98 (14.83%) IIS
19 96 (14.52%) .NET Framework
19 96 (14.52%) Amazon AWS
19 96 (14.52%) ASP.NET MVC
20 94 (14.22%) MS Excel
21 92 (13.92%) SharePoint
22 90 (13.62%) Office 365
23 85 (12.86%) SQL Server 2008
24 81 (12.25%) VMware
25 77 (11.65%) XML
26 76 (11.50%) PowerShell
27 73 (11.04%) PaaS

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 98 (14.83%) IIS
2 92 (13.92%) SharePoint
3 49 (7.41%) MS Exchange
4 42 (6.35%) SharePoint 2013
5 39 (5.90%) BizTalk Server
6 34 (5.14%) Lync
7 29 (4.39%) Node.js
8 26 (3.93%) CMS
9 25 (3.78%) Exchange Server 2010
10 21 (3.18%) Confluence
11 20 (3.03%) OpenStack
12 19 (2.87%) SharePoint 2010
13 13 (1.97%) Sitecore CMS
14 11 (1.66%) Apache Solr
15 10 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2003
16 7 (1.06%) Office Communications Server
16 7 (1.06%) Umbraco
16 7 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
17 4 (0.61%) Apache Pig
17 4 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 94 (14.22%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.66%) MS Office
3 5 (0.76%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 32 (4.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.61%) WebTrends
2 4 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 96 (14.52%) Amazon AWS
2 90 (13.62%) Office 365
3 73 (11.04%) PaaS
4 36 (5.45%) IaaS
5 33 (4.99%) SaaS
6 20 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
7 11 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.91%) Heroku
9 4 (0.61%) IBM SmartCloud
10 3 (0.45%) GitHub
11 2 (0.30%) Rackspace Cloud
12 1 (0.15%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.15%) Google Compute Engine
12 1 (0.15%) Gitorious
12 1 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 66 (9.98%) DNS
2 43 (6.51%) DHCP
3 31 (4.69%) Internet
3 31 (4.69%) Firewall
3 31 (4.69%) HTTP
4 29 (4.39%) VPN
5 27 (4.08%) SAN
6 18 (2.72%) SSL
6 18 (2.72%) Wi-Fi
7 17 (2.57%) TCP/IP
7 17 (2.57%) LAN
8 16 (2.42%) WAN
9 14 (2.12%) VLAN
10 9 (1.36%) MPLS
11 8 (1.21%) SNMP
11 8 (1.21%) VoIP
12 7 (1.06%) NAS
12 7 (1.06%) FTP
13 6 (0.91%) Network Security
13 6 (0.91%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 229 (34.64%) SQL Server
2 85 (12.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 45 (6.81%) Azure SQL Database
4 32 (4.84%) SQL Server 2005
5 31 (4.69%) Hadoop
6 27 (4.08%) NoSQL
7 20 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 18 (2.72%) Big Data
8 18 (2.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 17 (2.57%) Amazon RDS
10 16 (2.42%) SQL Server 2012
11 12 (1.82%) MongoDB
11 12 (1.82%) Relational Database
12 11 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
13 9 (1.36%) MySQL
14 8 (1.21%) Couchbase
14 8 (1.21%) RDBMS
14 8 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
15 7 (1.06%) RavenDB
16 5 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 120 (18.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 71 (10.74%) Visual Studio
3 63 (9.53%) Git (software)
4 33 (4.99%) TeamCity
5 24 (3.63%) JIRA
6 23 (3.48%) Subversion
7 19 (2.87%) Jenkins
8 18 (2.72%) NUnit
9 14 (2.12%) SpecFlow
10 12 (1.82%) Selenium
11 10 (1.51%) MSBuild
12 9 (1.36%) MSTest
13 8 (1.21%) Artifactory
14 7 (1.06%) FinalBuilder
14 7 (1.06%) Jasmine
15 6 (0.91%) Log4Net
16 5 (0.76%) Bugzilla
16 5 (0.76%) Octopus Deploy
17 4 (0.61%) Calabash
17 4 (0.61%) WebDriver
General
1 35 (5.30%) Finance
2 18 (2.72%) Marketing
3 15 (2.27%) Telecoms
4 13 (1.97%) Back Office
5 9 (1.36%) Retail
5 9 (1.36%) Publishing
6 8 (1.21%) Banking
7 7 (1.06%) Legal
8 5 (0.76%) Advertising
9 4 (0.61%) Electronics
9 4 (0.61%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.61%) Billing
10 3 (0.45%) Mandarin Language
10 3 (0.45%) Japanese Language
10 3 (0.45%) Korean Language
10 3 (0.45%) Front Office
11 2 (0.30%) Games
12 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.15%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.15%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 293 (44.33%) Developer
2 114 (17.25%) .NET Developer
3 74 (11.20%) Architect
4 69 (10.44%) C# Developer
5 59 (8.93%) Senior Developer
6 53 (8.02%) Consultant
7 43 (6.51%) DevOps Engineer
8 33 (4.99%) C# .NET Developer
8 33 (4.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 32 (4.84%) Senior .NET Developer
10 31 (4.69%) BizTalk Developer
11 30 (4.54%) Web Developer
12 28 (4.24%) Analyst
13 27 (4.08%) Software Engineer
13 27 (4.08%) ASP.NET Developer
14 17 (2.57%) SharePoint Developer
15 16 (2.42%) Business Analyst
15 16 (2.42%) Software Developer
16 15 (2.27%) Solutions Architect
16 15 (2.27%) Configuration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 341 (51.59%) .NET
2 223 (33.74%) ASP.NET
3 130 (19.67%) Web Services
4 120 (18.15%) HTML
5 110 (16.64%) CSS
6 107 (16.19%) WCF
7 96 (14.52%) .NET Framework
7 96 (14.52%) ASP.NET MVC
8 77 (11.65%) XML
9 68 (10.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 66 (9.98%) jQuery
11 63 (9.53%) HTML5
12 38 (5.75%) RabbitMQ
13 35 (5.30%) ASP.NET Web API
14 34 (5.14%) REST
14 34 (5.14%) KnockoutJS
15 33 (4.99%) LINQ
15 33 (4.99%) Ajax
16 32 (4.84%) AngularJS
17 30 (4.54%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 32 (4.84%) Open Source
2 27 (4.08%) GIS
3 18 (2.72%) CMDB
4 17 (2.57%) Computer Science
5 13 (1.97%) PKI
5 13 (1.97%) Mobile App
6 11 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.21%) Clustering
7 8 (1.21%) Replication
8 6 (0.91%) Wiki
9 5 (0.76%) Inversion of Control
10 4 (0.61%) Digital Media
10 4 (0.61%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.61%) DTV
11 3 (0.45%) IPTV
11 3 (0.45%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (0.45%) E-Learning
11 3 (0.45%) Social Media
11 3 (0.45%) Video on Demand
12 2 (0.30%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 311 (47.05%) Windows
2 64 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
3 59 (8.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 56 (8.47%) Linux
5 28 (4.24%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (3.03%) Windows 8
7 19 (2.87%) Windows 7
8 14 (2.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (1.36%) Android
10 7 (1.06%) UNIX
10 7 (1.06%) Windows XP
11 6 (0.91%) Apple iOS
11 6 (0.91%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.76%) Windows Phone
12 5 (0.76%) Windows Phone 8
13 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (27.08%) MVC
2 140 (21.18%) Agile Software Development
3 108 (16.34%) Scrum
4 102 (15.43%) TDD
5 73 (11.04%) DevOps
6 63 (9.53%) Configuration Management
7 62 (9.38%) SOA
8 44 (6.66%) Unit Testing
9 43 (6.51%) ITIL
9 43 (6.51%) E-Commerce
9 43 (6.51%) Migration
10 41 (6.20%) Workflow
11 38 (5.75%) OO
11 38 (5.75%) Continuous Integration
11 38 (5.75%) Web Development
12 36 (5.45%) BDD
13 35 (5.30%) CRM
13 35 (5.30%) Project Management
14 32 (4.84%) Software Engineering
15 27 (4.08%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 293 (44.33%) C#
2 163 (24.66%) SQL
3 128 (19.36%) JavaScript
4 76 (11.50%) PowerShell
5 37 (5.60%) Ruby
6 36 (5.45%) VB
7 33 (4.99%) Python
8 30 (4.54%) Java
9 24 (3.63%) PL/SQL
10 18 (2.72%) VBScript
11 17 (2.57%) T-SQL
12 15 (2.27%) Perl
13 14 (2.12%) VB.NET
14 13 (1.97%) Shell Script
14 13 (1.97%) C++
15 12 (1.82%) C
16 11 (1.66%) PHP
17 10 (1.51%) XAML
18 7 (1.06%) VB6
19 5 (0.76%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 38 (5.75%) Security Cleared
2 31 (4.69%) Degree
3 30 (4.54%) SC Cleared
4 24 (3.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (2.87%) MCSE
6 13 (1.97%) MCP
7 11 (1.66%) MCSA
8 10 (1.51%) MCITP
8 10 (1.51%) MCTS
9 9 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 9 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (0.91%) ISEB
11 5 (0.76%) DV Cleared
11 5 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.45%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.45%) CCNA
13 2 (0.30%) CCNP
13 2 (0.30%) PhD
14 1 (0.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 1 (0.15%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.97%) QA
2 9 (1.36%) SLA
3 8 (1.21%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 101 (15.28%) Active Directory
2 43 (6.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (6.20%) Hyper-V
4 18 (2.72%) vSphere
5 13 (1.97%) UAG
6 11 (1.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 10 (1.51%) XenApp
8 6 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.30%) HDFS
9 2 (0.30%) vCloud
9 2 (0.30%) XenServer
10 1 (0.15%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.15%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 66 (9.98%) Opscode Chef
2 36 (5.45%) SCCM
3 34 (5.14%) Puppet
4 14 (2.12%) SCOM
5 12 (1.82%) Ansible
6 11 (1.66%) Salt
7 10 (1.51%) Windows Intune
8 9 (1.36%) Nagios
8 9 (1.36%) Vagrant
8 9 (1.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 7 (1.06%) McAfee ePO
9 7 (1.06%) SCDPM
10 3 (0.45%) Foglight
10 3 (0.45%) Oozie
11 2 (0.30%) FortiGate
12 1 (0.15%) WMI
12 1 (0.15%) WSUS
12 1 (0.15%) SCVMM
12 1 (0.15%) EMC NetWorker
12 1 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 318 (48.11%) Microsoft
2 81 (12.25%) VMware
3 44 (6.66%) Oracle
4 34 (5.14%) Citrix
5 29 (4.39%) Cisco
6 25 (3.78%) HP
7 19 (2.87%) SAP
8 17 (2.57%) SolarWinds
9 16 (2.42%) Red Hat
10 15 (2.27%) Google
10 15 (2.27%) Sitecore
11 14 (2.12%) Rackspace
12 13 (1.97%) Akamai
13 11 (1.66%) Juniper
14 8 (1.21%) JBoss
14 8 (1.21%) McAfee
15 7 (1.06%) New Relic
16 6 (0.91%) EMC
16 6 (0.91%) NetApp
16 6 (0.91%) EPiServer
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