The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 288 399 505
Rank change year-on-year
+111 +106
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 344 170 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.63% 0.33% 0.15%
As % of the Cloud Services category 18.82% 14.62% 12.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 109 41
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £461 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
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
Cloud Services Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
1828 1163 685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.35% 2.27% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1154 784 431
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 £250 £125 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+28.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 29 5
Average hourly rate £17.00 £31.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.16% +129.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £48.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £34.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-51.47% +151.85%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +84 311 £400 - 134
London +121 186 £425 +6.25% 54
South East -24 57 £288 -23.33% 27
City of London +22 30 £400 +6.66% 16
South West +8 30 £375 -21.05% 11
Berkshire -3 27 £450 +2.85% 9
South Wales - 19 £375 - 1
Wales - 19 £375 - 1
Cardiff - 18 £375 - 1
East of England -18 17 £369 +28.26% 13
Reading +13 16 £450 - 8
West Sussex - 12 £220 -
Oxfordshire +15 11 £223 - 8
Birmingham +2 8 £500 +33.33% 2
West Midlands -10 8 £500 +33.33% 3
Bedfordshire -18 8 £425 -2.85% 5
Luton -13 7 £425 -2.85% 3
North West +8 6 £700 +133.33% 18
Wiltshire -3 6 £325 - 3
Surrey -14 5 £400 +128.57% 5
Dorset - 5 £320 - 2
Swindon +2 4 £325 -
Suffolk -14 4 £363 - 2
Somerset - 4 £375 - 1
Staines - 4 - -
Gatwick - 4 £220 -
Essex +1 3 £350 - 3
Bristol -16 3 £310 -34.73% 4
Oxford - 3 £525 - 1
Witney - 3 £220 - 2

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 316 (51.80%) .NET
2 304 (49.84%) Windows
3 285 (46.72%) Microsoft
4 276 (45.25%) C#
5 224 (36.72%) SQL Server
6 212 (34.75%) ASP.NET
7 154 (25.25%) SQL
8 153 (25.08%) MVC
9 126 (20.66%) Agile Software Development
10 123 (20.16%) JavaScript
11 122 (20.00%) Web Services
12 113 (18.52%) HTML
13 103 (16.89%) TDD
14 102 (16.72%) CSS
15 101 (16.56%) Scrum
16 99 (16.23%) Team Foundation Server
17 98 (16.07%) WCF
18 90 (14.75%) ASP.NET MVC
19 88 (14.43%) Amazon AWS
19 88 (14.43%) .NET Framework
20 86 (14.10%) MS Excel
21 85 (13.93%) IIS
22 83 (13.61%) Office 365
23 82 (13.44%) SharePoint
24 80 (13.11%) Active Directory
25 77 (12.62%) SQL Server 2008
26 71 (11.64%) VMware
27 70 (11.48%) XML
27 70 (11.48%) DevOps
28 68 (11.15%) jQuery

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 85 (13.93%) IIS
2 82 (13.44%) SharePoint
3 44 (7.21%) MS Exchange
4 39 (6.39%) BizTalk Server
5 38 (6.23%) SharePoint 2013
6 26 (4.26%) Lync
6 26 (4.26%) Node.js
7 21 (3.44%) Exchange Server 2010
8 20 (3.28%) CMS
9 18 (2.95%) OpenStack
10 14 (2.30%) SharePoint 2010
11 13 (2.13%) nginx
12 11 (1.80%) Apache Solr
13 10 (1.64%) Confluence
14 8 (1.31%) Sitecore CMS
14 8 (1.31%) Apache
15 6 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2003
16 5 (0.82%) Umbraco
17 4 (0.66%) GlassFish
17 4 (0.66%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 86 (14.10%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.80%) MS Office
3 7 (1.15%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.33%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.33%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.16%) SPSS
5 1 (0.16%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 29 (4.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.66%) WebTrends
3 3 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 88 (14.43%) Amazon AWS
2 83 (13.61%) Office 365
3 56 (9.18%) PaaS
4 35 (5.74%) IaaS
5 33 (5.41%) SaaS
6 23 (3.77%) Cloud Computing
7 17 (2.79%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.82%) Heroku
9 3 (0.49%) Jelastic
9 3 (0.49%) IBM SmartCloud
10 2 (0.33%) Rackspace Cloud
11 1 (0.16%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.16%) Gitorious
11 1 (0.16%) Google Compute Engine
11 1 (0.16%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 55 (9.02%) DNS
2 37 (6.07%) DHCP
3 33 (5.41%) HTTP
4 28 (4.59%) Internet
4 28 (4.59%) Firewall
5 24 (3.93%) VPN
6 21 (3.44%) SAN
7 17 (2.79%) SSL
8 16 (2.62%) Wi-Fi
9 15 (2.46%) TCP/IP
10 12 (1.97%) VLAN
10 12 (1.97%) LAN
11 9 (1.48%) WAN
12 8 (1.31%) MPLS
13 7 (1.15%) SNMP
13 7 (1.15%) VoIP
13 7 (1.15%) Wireshark
14 6 (0.98%) NAS
15 5 (0.82%) Intranet
15 5 (0.82%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 224 (36.72%) SQL Server
2 77 (12.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 38 (6.23%) Azure SQL Database
4 35 (5.74%) SQL Server 2005
5 34 (5.57%) NoSQL
6 28 (4.59%) Hadoop
7 22 (3.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 20 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 19 (3.11%) SQL Server 2012
10 16 (2.62%) Big Data
10 16 (2.62%) Amazon RDS
11 14 (2.30%) Relational Database
11 14 (2.30%) MongoDB
12 12 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (1.64%) RDBMS
13 10 (1.64%) RavenDB
14 8 (1.31%) Couchbase
15 7 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
15 7 (1.15%) Oracle Database
15 7 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 99 (16.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 63 (10.33%) Visual Studio
3 58 (9.51%) Git (software)
4 35 (5.74%) TeamCity
5 24 (3.93%) Subversion
6 20 (3.28%) Jenkins
7 18 (2.95%) NUnit
8 15 (2.46%) JIRA
9 12 (1.97%) Selenium
9 12 (1.97%) SpecFlow
10 9 (1.48%) Jasmine
11 8 (1.31%) Artifactory
11 8 (1.31%) MSBuild
12 7 (1.15%) MSTest
13 5 (0.82%) Octopus Deploy
13 5 (0.82%) Bugzilla
14 4 (0.66%) Fiddler
14 4 (0.66%) ReSharper
14 4 (0.66%) JSUnit
14 4 (0.66%) Calabash
General
1 34 (5.57%) Finance
2 16 (2.62%) Back Office
3 15 (2.46%) Marketing
4 13 (2.13%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.31%) Publishing
6 7 (1.15%) Billing
6 7 (1.15%) Retail
7 6 (0.98%) Banking
8 5 (0.82%) Advertising
9 3 (0.49%) Electronics
9 3 (0.49%) Legal
9 3 (0.49%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.49%) Games
9 3 (0.49%) Japanese Language
9 3 (0.49%) Korean Language
9 3 (0.49%) Spanish Language
9 3 (0.49%) Mandarin Language
10 2 (0.33%) French Language
10 2 (0.33%) German Language
10 2 (0.33%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 274 (44.92%) Developer
2 112 (18.36%) .NET Developer
3 66 (10.82%) C# Developer
4 65 (10.66%) Architect
5 51 (8.36%) Senior Developer
6 48 (7.87%) Consultant
7 44 (7.21%) DevOps Engineer
8 35 (5.74%) C# .NET Developer
9 34 (5.57%) Analyst
10 31 (5.08%) BizTalk Developer
11 27 (4.43%) Web Developer
12 26 (4.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 25 (4.10%) Senior .NET Developer
13 25 (4.10%) ASP.NET Developer
14 21 (3.44%) Software Engineer
15 16 (2.62%) Business Analyst
16 14 (2.30%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 14 (2.30%) Solutions Architect
17 13 (2.13%) Software Developer
17 13 (2.13%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 316 (51.80%) .NET
2 212 (34.75%) ASP.NET
3 122 (20.00%) Web Services
4 113 (18.52%) HTML
5 102 (16.72%) CSS
6 98 (16.07%) WCF
7 90 (14.75%) ASP.NET MVC
8 88 (14.43%) .NET Framework
9 70 (11.48%) XML
10 68 (11.15%) jQuery
11 59 (9.67%) HTML5
12 58 (9.51%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 39 (6.39%) REST
14 37 (6.07%) RabbitMQ
15 35 (5.74%) KnockoutJS
15 35 (5.74%) AngularJS
16 32 (5.25%) LINQ
17 31 (5.08%) ASP.NET Web API
18 30 (4.92%) Ajax
19 27 (4.43%) AppFabric
Miscellaneous
1 32 (5.25%) Open Source
2 29 (4.75%) GIS
3 19 (3.11%) Computer Science
4 18 (2.95%) CMDB
5 13 (2.13%) PKI
6 12 (1.97%) Mobile App
7 11 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (1.64%) Video on Demand
9 9 (1.48%) Clustering
10 6 (0.98%) Data Protection Act
10 6 (0.98%) Wiki
11 4 (0.66%) E-Learning
11 4 (0.66%) Replication
11 4 (0.66%) Management Information System
11 4 (0.66%) Digital Media
12 3 (0.49%) DTV
12 3 (0.49%) NHS
12 3 (0.49%) Freedom of Information
13 2 (0.33%) IPTV
13 2 (0.33%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 304 (49.84%) Windows
2 63 (10.33%) Linux
3 56 (9.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 45 (7.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (2.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (2.62%) Windows 7
6 16 (2.62%) Windows 8
7 15 (2.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (2.13%) Ubuntu
9 12 (1.97%) Windows Phone 8
9 12 (1.97%) Windows Phone
10 11 (1.80%) Android
11 6 (0.98%) Apple iOS
12 5 (0.82%) UNIX
12 5 (0.82%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (25.08%) MVC
2 126 (20.66%) Agile Software Development
3 103 (16.89%) TDD
4 101 (16.56%) Scrum
5 70 (11.48%) DevOps
6 64 (10.49%) SOA
7 53 (8.69%) Configuration Management
8 46 (7.54%) Unit Testing
9 42 (6.89%) Migration
10 40 (6.56%) ITIL
11 38 (6.23%) Workflow
12 37 (6.07%) Continuous Integration
13 36 (5.90%) BDD
14 34 (5.57%) Web Development
14 34 (5.57%) Project Management
15 32 (5.25%) CRM
15 32 (5.25%) Software Engineering
16 29 (4.75%) E-Commerce
17 26 (4.26%) Service Delivery
17 26 (4.26%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 276 (45.25%) C#
2 154 (25.25%) SQL
3 123 (20.16%) JavaScript
4 66 (10.82%) PowerShell
5 49 (8.03%) Ruby
6 32 (5.25%) Python
7 31 (5.08%) Java
8 26 (4.26%) VB
9 17 (2.79%) T-SQL
9 17 (2.79%) PL/SQL
10 15 (2.46%) Perl
10 15 (2.46%) VBScript
11 14 (2.30%) Shell Script
12 10 (1.64%) VB.NET
12 10 (1.64%) PHP
12 10 (1.64%) C
12 10 (1.64%) XAML
13 9 (1.48%) C++
14 7 (1.15%) VB6
15 5 (0.82%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 31 (5.08%) Degree
2 30 (4.92%) Security Cleared
3 26 (4.26%) SC Cleared
4 21 (3.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (2.62%) MCSE
6 13 (2.13%) MCP
7 11 (1.80%) MCSA
8 9 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (1.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 8 (1.31%) MCTS
9 8 (1.31%) MCITP
10 6 (0.98%) ISEB
11 4 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.49%) CCNA
12 3 (0.49%) ISTQB
13 2 (0.33%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.33%) PhD
14 1 (0.16%) CCIE
14 1 (0.16%) CCNP
14 1 (0.16%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.13%) QA
2 7 (1.15%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.98%) SLA
4 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 80 (13.11%) Active Directory
2 38 (6.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (5.25%) Hyper-V
4 16 (2.62%) vSphere
5 12 (1.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 11 (1.80%) UAG
7 7 (1.15%) XenApp
8 5 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.33%) Varnish
9 2 (0.33%) vCloud
10 1 (0.16%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.16%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.16%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.16%) XenServer
10 1 (0.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 57 (9.34%) Opscode Chef
2 35 (5.74%) Puppet
3 27 (4.43%) SCCM
4 11 (1.80%) Ansible
5 10 (1.64%) Salt
6 9 (1.48%) Vagrant
6 9 (1.48%) Nagios
7 7 (1.15%) Capistrano
7 7 (1.15%) HAProxy
8 6 (0.98%) SCOM
8 6 (0.98%) Windows Intune
9 5 (0.82%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (0.82%) SCDPM
9 5 (0.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 3 (0.49%) Foglight
11 2 (0.33%) WSUS
12 1 (0.16%) collectd
12 1 (0.16%) Opsview
12 1 (0.16%) FortiGate
12 1 (0.16%) Ambari
Vendors
1 285 (46.72%) Microsoft
2 71 (11.64%) VMware
3 37 (6.07%) Oracle
4 30 (4.92%) Citrix
5 23 (3.77%) HP
6 22 (3.61%) Cisco
7 17 (2.79%) SolarWinds
7 17 (2.79%) SAP
7 17 (2.79%) Red Hat
8 16 (2.62%) Google
9 14 (2.30%) Rackspace
10 12 (1.97%) Akamai
11 11 (1.80%) Telerik
12 9 (1.48%) Sitecore
13 7 (1.15%) JBoss
13 7 (1.15%) Juniper
14 6 (0.98%) EMC
14 6 (0.98%) McAfee
14 6 (0.98%) New Relic
14 6 (0.98%) Splunk
West Midlands
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Rate: £0.00 - £550 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Winchester
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
North London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
asos
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 4 days ago
Essex
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Essex
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
Harrington Starr
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Searchability.co.uk
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
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Newcastle upon Tyne
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
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City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 8 days ago
Oxfordshire
OCC Computer personnel
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