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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 276 384 514
Rank change year-on-year
+108 +130
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 400 190 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.69% 0.37% 0.11%
As % of the Cloud Services category 19.49% 15.15% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 112 32
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £510 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £348 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.10% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 £20.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+107.31% -31.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- -31.66%

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
2052 1254 640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.53% 2.43% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1321 803 375
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £246 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 26 18
Average hourly rate £21.56 £17.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.20% -41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.93 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £46.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-17.14% -41.66%

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 October 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 October 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 +98 382 £425 +14.09% 149
London +121 189 £425 +3.03% 66
South East -39 70 £410 +17.14% 22
East of England +40 59 £400 - 11
Bedfordshire - 43 £419 - 3
City of London +42 40 £363 +3.57% 23
Berkshire -7 33 £425 +21.42% 3
Luton - 32 £400 - 3
West Midlands +8 27 £481 +109.23% 4
Reading +8 21 £425 +22.30%
Surrey +6 21 £400 +6.66% 10
Coventry - 20 £481 -
South West -22 18 £430 - 17
Wales - 17 £375 -
South Wales - 17 £375 -
Cardiff - 17 £375 -
Hertfordshire - 12 £388 - 1
Guildford -9 9 £400 +37.33% 1
East Midlands +2 8 £550 +83.33% 5
Watford - 8 £400 - 1
Nottinghamshire +6 7 £550 +83.33% 2
Nottingham +4 7 £550 +83.33% 2
Wiltshire -8 7 £500 - 3
Bristol - 6 £360 - 9
Hampshire -16 5 £413 +3.12% 7
North West -20 4 £250 -16.66% 8
Buckinghamshire - 4 £350 -
Cheshire +2 3 £250 -16.66% 2
Cambridgeshire -4 3 £400 - 2
Cambridge 0 2 £400 - 2

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

1 380 (51.01%) .NET
2 379 (50.87%) Microsoft
3 319 (42.82%) Windows
4 281 (37.72%) Agile Software Development
5 276 (37.05%) C#
6 209 (28.05%) SQL Server
7 204 (27.38%) MVC
8 195 (26.17%) SQL
9 191 (25.64%) ASP.NET
10 150 (20.13%) Web Services
11 145 (19.46%) Scrum
12 136 (18.26%) JavaScript
13 130 (17.45%) HTML
13 130 (17.45%) Active Directory
14 123 (16.51%) Amazon AWS
15 121 (16.24%) CSS
16 118 (15.84%) MS Excel
17 117 (15.70%) Team Foundation Server
18 115 (15.44%) WCF
19 113 (15.17%) SharePoint
20 112 (15.03%) IIS
21 111 (14.90%) VMware
22 107 (14.36%) TDD
23 106 (14.23%) .NET Framework
24 92 (12.35%) PowerShell
25 89 (11.95%) Office 365
25 89 (11.95%) DevOps
26 87 (11.68%) PaaS
27 85 (11.41%) ASP.NET MVC
28 77 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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
1 113 (15.17%) SharePoint
2 112 (15.03%) IIS
3 47 (6.31%) SharePoint 2013
4 46 (6.17%) Node.js
5 42 (5.64%) MS Exchange
6 39 (5.23%) OpenStack
7 38 (5.10%) Lync
8 32 (4.30%) BizTalk Server
9 26 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2010
10 22 (2.95%) SharePoint 2010
11 20 (2.68%) Confluence
12 19 (2.55%) CMS
13 15 (2.01%) Apache Solr
14 12 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
15 10 (1.34%) Sitecore CMS
16 9 (1.21%) Office Communications Server
16 9 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2013
17 8 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2007
18 6 (0.81%) Apache ServiceMix
18 6 (0.81%) Apache
Applications
1 118 (15.84%) MS Excel
2 17 (2.28%) MS Office
3 10 (1.34%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.54%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.40%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 41 (5.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.54%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 123 (16.51%) Amazon AWS
2 89 (11.95%) Office 365
3 87 (11.68%) PaaS
4 43 (5.77%) Amazon EC2
5 41 (5.50%) IaaS
6 23 (3.09%) SaaS
7 11 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.81%) Heroku
9 5 (0.67%) GitHub
10 4 (0.54%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.27%) Rackspace Cloud
11 2 (0.27%) IBM SmartCloud
12 1 (0.13%) Gitorious
12 1 (0.13%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 77 (10.34%) DNS
2 55 (7.38%) DHCP
3 39 (5.23%) SAN
4 31 (4.16%) Firewall
5 30 (4.03%) HTTP
5 30 (4.03%) VPN
6 28 (3.76%) TCP/IP
7 27 (3.62%) Internet
8 21 (2.82%) VLAN
9 20 (2.68%) FTP
10 18 (2.42%) Wi-Fi
11 17 (2.28%) WAN
12 14 (1.88%) NAS
12 14 (1.88%) LAN
12 14 (1.88%) SSL
13 11 (1.48%) SNMP
13 11 (1.48%) MPLS
14 9 (1.21%) Reverse Proxy
15 8 (1.07%) VoIP
16 7 (0.94%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 209 (28.05%) SQL Server
2 77 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 66 (8.86%) Azure SQL Database
4 29 (3.89%) Hadoop
4 29 (3.89%) NoSQL
5 27 (3.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 21 (2.82%) Big Data
7 17 (2.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 17 (2.28%) MySQL
7 17 (2.28%) MongoDB
8 16 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
9 14 (1.88%) Amazon RDS
10 13 (1.74%) SQL Server 2005
11 11 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (1.21%) Relational Database
13 8 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
14 7 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 7 (0.94%) RDBMS
15 5 (0.67%) MS Access
15 5 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 117 (15.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 57 (7.65%) Visual Studio
3 43 (5.77%) Git (software)
4 28 (3.76%) JIRA
4 28 (3.76%) NUnit
5 25 (3.36%) TeamCity
5 25 (3.36%) Jenkins
6 24 (3.22%) MSTest
7 22 (2.95%) SpecFlow
7 22 (2.95%) MSBuild
8 21 (2.82%) Subversion
9 16 (2.15%) Selenium
10 13 (1.74%) ReSharper
11 12 (1.61%) NCover
11 12 (1.61%) StyleCop
11 12 (1.61%) NDepend
12 7 (0.94%) FinalBuilder
13 6 (0.81%) NuGet
13 6 (0.81%) Fiddler
14 5 (0.67%) Log4Net
General
1 34 (4.56%) Finance
2 17 (2.28%) Marketing
3 15 (2.01%) Retail
4 12 (1.61%) Banking
5 9 (1.21%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.21%) Publishing
6 8 (1.07%) Legal
7 7 (0.94%) Games
8 5 (0.67%) Back Office
9 4 (0.54%) Billing
10 3 (0.40%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.40%) Japanese Language
10 3 (0.40%) Korean Language
10 3 (0.40%) Mandarin Language
10 3 (0.40%) Advertising
11 2 (0.27%) Electronics
11 2 (0.27%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.13%) Local Government
12 1 (0.13%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.13%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 303 (40.67%) Developer
2 117 (15.70%) .NET Developer
3 102 (13.69%) Architect
4 62 (8.32%) Consultant
5 57 (7.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 51 (6.85%) C# Developer
7 49 (6.58%) Senior Developer
8 43 (5.77%) DevOps Engineer
9 35 (4.70%) Web Developer
10 33 (4.43%) Solutions Architect
10 33 (4.43%) Senior .NET Developer
11 27 (3.62%) Analyst
12 23 (3.09%) ASP.NET Developer
13 20 (2.68%) C# .NET Developer
13 20 (2.68%) DevOps Consultant
14 19 (2.55%) Senior Consultant
15 18 (2.42%) Software Developer
15 18 (2.42%) Software Engineer
16 17 (2.28%) SharePoint Developer
17 16 (2.15%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 380 (51.01%) .NET
2 191 (25.64%) ASP.NET
3 150 (20.13%) Web Services
4 130 (17.45%) HTML
5 121 (16.24%) CSS
6 115 (15.44%) WCF
7 106 (14.23%) .NET Framework
8 85 (11.41%) ASP.NET MVC
9 76 (10.20%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 68 (9.13%) jQuery
10 68 (9.13%) HTML5
11 56 (7.52%) XML
12 54 (7.25%) ASP.NET Web API
13 45 (6.04%) AngularJS
14 42 (5.64%) REST
15 41 (5.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 33 (4.43%) Ajax
17 30 (4.03%) XSLT
17 30 (4.03%) CSS3
18 27 (3.62%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 33 (4.43%) Open Source
2 26 (3.49%) Computer Science
3 22 (2.95%) Inversion of Control
4 20 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
4 20 (2.68%) User Experience
5 19 (2.55%) GIS
6 17 (2.28%) PKI
6 17 (2.28%) Mobile App
7 15 (2.01%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (1.74%) Data Structures
9 12 (1.61%) Replication
10 9 (1.21%) Clustering
11 8 (1.07%) Client/Server
11 8 (1.07%) Wiki
12 6 (0.81%) CMDB
13 5 (0.67%) Derivative
14 4 (0.54%) Social Media
14 4 (0.54%) Management Information System
15 3 (0.40%) IPTV
16 2 (0.27%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 319 (42.82%) Windows
2 71 (9.53%) Linux
3 69 (9.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 58 (7.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (3.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (2.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (2.55%) Windows 7
8 13 (1.74%) Windows 8
9 11 (1.48%) Apple iOS
10 8 (1.07%) Windows XP
11 7 (0.94%) UNIX
12 5 (0.67%) Android
13 4 (0.54%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.27%) Windows Phone 8
14 2 (0.27%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.27%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.27%) Windows CE
15 1 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.13%) FreeBSD
15 1 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 281 (37.72%) Agile Software Development
2 204 (27.38%) MVC
3 145 (19.46%) Scrum
4 107 (14.36%) TDD
5 89 (11.95%) DevOps
6 75 (10.07%) E-Commerce
7 74 (9.93%) Configuration Management
8 56 (7.52%) BDD
9 52 (6.98%) Migration
10 46 (6.17%) ITIL
11 44 (5.91%) CRM
12 43 (5.77%) Continuous Integration
13 40 (5.37%) SOA
14 35 (4.70%) Web Development
15 34 (4.56%) Workflow
16 33 (4.43%) OO
17 31 (4.16%) Load Balancing
18 27 (3.62%) Unit Testing
18 27 (3.62%) Data Modelling
19 24 (3.22%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 276 (37.05%) C#
2 195 (26.17%) SQL
3 136 (18.26%) JavaScript
4 92 (12.35%) PowerShell
5 70 (9.40%) Java
6 49 (6.58%) Python
7 46 (6.17%) Ruby
8 36 (4.83%) PL/SQL
9 29 (3.89%) C++
10 24 (3.22%) VB
11 19 (2.55%) VBScript
12 18 (2.42%) VB.NET
13 16 (2.15%) PHP
14 14 (1.88%) Shell Script
14 14 (1.88%) T-SQL
15 12 (1.61%) Perl
16 11 (1.48%) C
17 9 (1.21%) PHP5
18 6 (0.81%) XAML
18 6 (0.81%) VC++
Qualifications
1 35 (4.70%) Degree
2 33 (4.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 26 (3.49%) MCSE
4 22 (2.95%) Security Cleared
5 14 (1.88%) MCTS
5 14 (1.88%) MCITP
6 13 (1.74%) SC Cleared
6 13 (1.74%) MCP
7 12 (1.61%) MCSA
8 7 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.67%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.67%) CCNP
9 5 (0.67%) CCNA
10 4 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.27%) PhD
12 1 (0.13%) ISEB
12 1 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.13%) PMP
12 1 (0.13%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.74%) QA
2 11 (1.48%) SLA
3 5 (0.67%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 130 (17.45%) Active Directory
2 57 (7.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (7.25%) Hyper-V
4 20 (2.68%) vSphere
5 16 (2.15%) UAG
6 13 (1.74%) XenApp
7 8 (1.07%) Platform Symphony
8 4 (0.54%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.40%) vCloud
10 2 (0.27%) XenServer
10 2 (0.27%) HDFS
10 2 (0.27%) Xen
10 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.13%) Firmware
11 1 (0.13%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.13%) Varnish
11 1 (0.13%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 72 (9.66%) Opscode Chef
2 59 (7.92%) Puppet
3 55 (7.38%) SCCM
4 33 (4.43%) SCOM
5 26 (3.49%) Vagrant
6 20 (2.68%) Ansible
6 20 (2.68%) Salt
7 19 (2.55%) Nagios
8 17 (2.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 12 (1.61%) Windows Intune
10 8 (1.07%) SCDPM
10 8 (1.07%) McAfee ePO
11 4 (0.54%) SCOrch
11 4 (0.54%) SCSM
11 4 (0.54%) SCVMM
12 3 (0.40%) Foglight
12 3 (0.40%) Hadoop YARN
12 3 (0.40%) SolarWinds Orion
12 3 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
12 3 (0.40%) Oozie
Vendors
1 379 (50.87%) Microsoft
2 111 (14.90%) VMware
3 62 (8.32%) Oracle
4 32 (4.30%) HP
4 32 (4.30%) Citrix
5 24 (3.22%) Cisco
6 22 (2.95%) Akamai
6 22 (2.95%) Red Hat
7 18 (2.42%) New Relic
8 16 (2.15%) Rackspace
8 16 (2.15%) Google
9 12 (1.61%) Juniper
10 11 (1.48%) Sitecore
10 11 (1.48%) F5
11 9 (1.21%) Sybase
11 9 (1.21%) McAfee
11 9 (1.21%) SolarWinds
12 7 (0.94%) DataSynapse
12 7 (0.94%) NetApp
13 6 (0.81%) Twitter
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