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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 231 359 404
Rank change year-on-year
+128 +45
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 457 210 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.90% 0.43% 0.27%
As % of the Cloud Services category 23.96% 17.43% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 136 83
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£425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 0 0
Average hourly rate £26.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 - -

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
1907 1205 802
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.76% 2.48% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1244 781 527
Average daily rate £433 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £299 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 23 19
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.23 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.62% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £11.20 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £44.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.23 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+30.62% -9.34%

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 January 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 January 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 January 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
(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 +111 426 £425 - 214
London +112 195 £463 +2.77% 83
South East -18 70 £350 -22.22% 42
City of London +30 38 £450 +28.57% 28
East of England +32 37 £438 +2.94% 22
South West +1 34 £375 -25.00% 15
West Midlands +32 33 £475 +1.06% 13
Hampshire +7 27 £344 -8.33% 10
Bedfordshire +10 24 £444 +4.41% 1
North West +2 24 £325 - 19
Scotland +9 17 £310 -17.33% 4
Southampton - 17 £350 -
Surrey +5 16 £363 -3.33% 6
Wiltshire - 16 £375 -
Swindon - 15 £375 -
Luton - 15 £450 - 1
East Midlands +18 14 £363 -3.33% 6
Merseyside +1 12 £283 -37.22% 1
Yorkshire -7 12 £400 +18.51% 4
South Wales - 12 £425 - 1
Wales - 12 £425 - 1
Birmingham - 12 £475 - 8
Cardiff - 12 £425 - 1
Leeds -8 11 £406 +11.16% 2
West Yorkshire -9 11 £406 +15.92% 2
Glasgow - 11 £310 - 2
Hertfordshire +12 8 £619 +37.50% 2
Berkshire -41 8 £400 -11.11% 9
Oxfordshire - 8 £475 - 7
Nottinghamshire +2 7 £550 +41.93% 1

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 424 (49.19%) Microsoft
2 396 (45.94%) .NET
3 353 (40.95%) Windows
4 299 (34.69%) Agile Software Development
5 280 (32.48%) C#
6 231 (26.80%) SQL Server
7 199 (23.09%) MVC
8 196 (22.74%) Active Directory
9 170 (19.72%) ASP.NET
9 170 (19.72%) SQL
10 160 (18.56%) PowerShell
11 155 (17.98%) Web Services
11 155 (17.98%) Scrum
12 143 (16.59%) Amazon AWS
13 135 (15.66%) SharePoint
14 129 (14.97%) JavaScript
15 128 (14.85%) HTML
16 127 (14.73%) MS Excel
17 125 (14.50%) TDD
17 125 (14.50%) .NET Framework
18 124 (14.39%) E-Commerce
19 122 (14.15%) CSS
20 116 (13.46%) IIS
20 116 (13.46%) WCF
21 110 (12.76%) Linux
22 107 (12.41%) DevOps
23 105 (12.18%) Team Foundation Server
24 102 (11.83%) VMware
25 101 (11.72%) Office 365
26 97 (11.25%) DNS

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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
1 135 (15.66%) SharePoint
2 116 (13.46%) IIS
3 55 (6.38%) Lync
4 48 (5.57%) OpenStack
5 47 (5.45%) Node.js
6 42 (4.87%) SharePoint 2013
7 40 (4.64%) BizTalk Server
8 36 (4.18%) MS Exchange
9 28 (3.25%) CMS
10 27 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
11 24 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
12 20 (2.32%) Exchange Server 2007
12 20 (2.32%) Office Communications Server
13 18 (2.09%) Umbraco
13 18 (2.09%) SharePoint 2010
14 16 (1.86%) Elasticsearch
14 16 (1.86%) Sitecore CMS
15 13 (1.51%) Confluence
16 10 (1.16%) Apache
17 9 (1.04%) Eucalyptus
Applications
1 127 (14.73%) MS Excel
2 21 (2.44%) MS Office
3 14 (1.62%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.04%) Photoshop
5 8 (0.93%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.23%) PowerPivot
6 2 (0.23%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.12%) MS Project
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 45 (5.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (2.32%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.35%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.23%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.23%) Maximo
6 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 143 (16.59%) Amazon AWS
2 101 (11.72%) Office 365
3 64 (7.42%) PaaS
4 43 (4.99%) Amazon EC2
5 35 (4.06%) IaaS
6 25 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
7 22 (2.55%) SaaS
8 17 (1.97%) Heroku
9 9 (1.04%) GitHub
10 4 (0.46%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.35%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.35%) Google App Engine
12 2 (0.23%) IBM SmartCloud
13 1 (0.12%) SoftLayer
13 1 (0.12%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 97 (11.25%) DNS
2 58 (6.73%) DHCP
3 47 (5.45%) SAN
4 37 (4.29%) Firewall
5 35 (4.06%) WAN
6 33 (3.83%) TCP/IP
6 33 (3.83%) VPN
7 32 (3.71%) LAN
8 31 (3.60%) FTP
9 27 (3.13%) VLAN
10 26 (3.02%) NAS
11 22 (2.55%) LDAP
12 17 (1.97%) MPLS
13 15 (1.74%) Internet
14 13 (1.51%) HTTP
14 13 (1.51%) SSL
15 12 (1.39%) Reverse Proxy
16 9 (1.04%) Ethernet
16 9 (1.04%) PBX
16 9 (1.04%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 231 (26.80%) SQL Server
2 51 (5.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 48 (5.57%) Azure SQL Database
4 32 (3.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 30 (3.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 29 (3.36%) NoSQL
7 18 (2.09%) MongoDB
7 18 (2.09%) Big Data
8 17 (1.97%) SQL Server 2012
8 17 (1.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 17 (1.97%) MySQL
9 14 (1.62%) Hadoop
10 8 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
11 7 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (0.70%) MarkLogic
12 6 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
12 6 (0.70%) Oracle Database
12 6 (0.70%) Relational Database
12 6 (0.70%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 105 (12.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 68 (7.89%) Jenkins
3 58 (6.73%) Visual Studio
4 44 (5.10%) Git (software)
5 30 (3.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 26 (3.02%) TeamCity
6 26 (3.02%) MSTest
7 25 (2.90%) NUnit
7 25 (2.90%) JIRA
8 23 (2.67%) MSBuild
9 19 (2.20%) SpecFlow
10 17 (1.97%) Selenium
11 13 (1.51%) Subversion
12 12 (1.39%) ReSharper
12 12 (1.39%) NDepend
12 12 (1.39%) NCover
12 12 (1.39%) StyleCop
13 6 (0.70%) Rhino Mocks
13 6 (0.70%) Moq
13 6 (0.70%) FinalBuilder
General
1 51 (5.92%) Finance
2 32 (3.71%) Retail
3 12 (1.39%) Legal
4 11 (1.28%) Telecoms
4 11 (1.28%) Publishing
4 11 (1.28%) Banking
5 10 (1.16%) Marketing
5 10 (1.16%) Games
6 4 (0.46%) Investment Banking
6 4 (0.46%) Electronics
6 4 (0.46%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.35%) Advertising
8 2 (0.23%) Mandarin Language
8 2 (0.23%) Korean Language
9 1 (0.12%) Local Government
9 1 (0.12%) Automotive
9 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.12%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 300 (34.80%) Developer
2 152 (17.63%) Architect
3 130 (15.08%) .NET Developer
4 75 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 69 (8.00%) Solutions Architect
6 65 (7.54%) Consultant
7 45 (5.22%) C# Developer
8 40 (4.64%) DevOps Engineer
9 39 (4.52%) Analyst
10 38 (4.41%) Senior Developer
11 36 (4.18%) Web Engineer
12 32 (3.71%) Technical Architect
13 26 (3.02%) C# .NET Developer
14 25 (2.90%) DevOps Consultant
14 25 (2.90%) Software Developer
15 24 (2.78%) Senior Consultant
15 24 (2.78%) ASP.NET Developer
15 24 (2.78%) Senior .NET Developer
15 24 (2.78%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
16 18 (2.09%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 396 (45.94%) .NET
2 170 (19.72%) ASP.NET
3 155 (17.98%) Web Services
4 128 (14.85%) HTML
5 125 (14.50%) .NET Framework
6 122 (14.15%) CSS
7 116 (13.46%) WCF
8 97 (11.25%) jQuery
9 91 (10.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 87 (10.09%) ASP.NET MVC
11 72 (8.35%) HTML5
12 69 (8.00%) ASP.NET Web API
13 47 (5.45%) XML
14 42 (4.87%) AngularJS
15 41 (4.76%) CSS3
16 37 (4.29%) REST
16 37 (4.29%) LINQ
17 34 (3.94%) Ajax
18 32 (3.71%) RESTful
19 31 (3.60%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 30 (3.48%) User Experience
2 29 (3.36%) Clustering
3 25 (2.90%) Computer Science
4 22 (2.55%) Replication
5 21 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
5 21 (2.44%) Inversion of Control
6 18 (2.09%) Open Source
6 18 (2.09%) PKI
7 16 (1.86%) Mobile App
8 12 (1.39%) Data Structures
8 12 (1.39%) Client/Server
9 8 (0.93%) GIS
10 7 (0.81%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (0.46%) DTV
11 4 (0.46%) Derivative
12 3 (0.35%) Blackberry
12 3 (0.35%) Management Information System
12 3 (0.35%) Social Media
13 2 (0.23%) Taxonomies
13 2 (0.23%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 353 (40.95%) Windows
2 110 (12.76%) Linux
3 82 (9.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 75 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 38 (4.41%) UNIX
6 28 (3.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (2.20%) Mac OS X
8 17 (1.97%) Apple iOS
9 16 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (1.51%) Windows 7
10 13 (1.51%) Android
11 10 (1.16%) Ubuntu
11 10 (1.16%) Windows 8
12 7 (0.81%) Windows XP
13 6 (0.70%) Windows 2000
14 4 (0.46%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.23%) Windows Phone 8
15 2 (0.23%) FreeBSD
15 2 (0.23%) Windows CE
16 1 (0.12%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 299 (34.69%) Agile Software Development
2 199 (23.09%) MVC
3 155 (17.98%) Scrum
4 125 (14.50%) TDD
5 124 (14.39%) E-Commerce
6 107 (12.41%) DevOps
7 75 (8.70%) Configuration Management
8 73 (8.47%) Continuous Integration
8 73 (8.47%) BDD
9 57 (6.61%) Migration
10 54 (6.26%) CRM
11 53 (6.15%) SOA
12 45 (5.22%) ITIL
13 41 (4.76%) OO
14 32 (3.71%) Stakeholder Management
15 31 (3.60%) Load Balancing
16 28 (3.25%) Web Development
16 28 (3.25%) Mentoring
17 27 (3.13%) Unit Testing
18 25 (2.90%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 280 (32.48%) C#
2 170 (19.72%) SQL
3 160 (18.56%) PowerShell
4 129 (14.97%) JavaScript
5 90 (10.44%) Python
6 85 (9.86%) Java
7 82 (9.51%) Ruby
8 29 (3.36%) C++
9 25 (2.90%) PL/SQL
10 21 (2.44%) Shell Script
11 17 (1.97%) VB
12 16 (1.86%) T-SQL
13 15 (1.74%) PHP
14 11 (1.28%) VB.NET
15 10 (1.16%) C
15 10 (1.16%) Bash Shell
16 7 (0.81%) XAML
16 7 (0.81%) Objective-C
17 6 (0.70%) VC++
17 6 (0.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 37 (4.29%) Security Cleared
2 35 (4.06%) Degree
3 21 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (1.97%) MCSE
5 14 (1.62%) SC Cleared
6 9 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 9 (1.04%) MCITP
7 8 (0.93%) MCTS
8 7 (0.81%) DV Cleared
9 6 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.58%) MCSA
10 5 (0.58%) MCP
10 5 (0.58%) CCNA
11 4 (0.46%) CCNP
12 2 (0.23%) HND
12 2 (0.23%) CCDA
12 2 (0.23%) CCDP
13 1 (0.12%) ISEB
13 1 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.12%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.62%) SLA
2 7 (0.81%) QA
3 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 196 (22.74%) Active Directory
2 92 (10.67%) Hyper-V
3 63 (7.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (3.94%) vSphere
5 16 (1.86%) XenApp
6 11 (1.28%) UAG
7 8 (0.93%) Platform Symphony
8 6 (0.70%) DFS Replication
9 5 (0.58%) vCloud
9 5 (0.58%) Firmware
10 4 (0.46%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.35%) Xen
12 2 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.23%) XenServer
12 2 (0.23%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.23%) Docker
12 2 (0.23%) HDFS
13 1 (0.12%) Samba
13 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.12%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 92 (10.67%) Puppet
2 84 (9.74%) Opscode Chef
3 72 (8.35%) SCCM
4 69 (8.00%) SCOM
5 34 (3.94%) Vagrant
6 29 (3.36%) Ansible
7 25 (2.90%) Nagios
8 24 (2.78%) Salt
9 17 (1.97%) SCOrch
9 17 (1.97%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 10 (1.16%) Windows Intune
11 9 (1.04%) SCVMM
11 9 (1.04%) SCSM
12 6 (0.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 5 (0.58%) NetBackup
13 5 (0.58%) SolarWinds Orion
14 3 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
14 3 (0.35%) McAfee ePO
14 3 (0.35%) Oozie
14 3 (0.35%) Foglight
Vendors
1 424 (49.19%) Microsoft
2 102 (11.83%) VMware
3 61 (7.08%) Oracle
4 40 (4.64%) HP
5 37 (4.29%) Cisco
6 31 (3.60%) Akamai
7 25 (2.90%) New Relic
7 25 (2.90%) Citrix
8 20 (2.32%) Sitecore
9 18 (2.09%) Google
10 16 (1.86%) F5
10 16 (1.86%) Juniper
11 15 (1.74%) Dell
11 15 (1.74%) Rackspace
12 14 (1.62%) NetApp
12 14 (1.62%) Red Hat
13 10 (1.16%) Symantec
14 9 (1.04%) IBM
14 9 (1.04%) Sybase
15 8 (0.93%) EPiServer
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