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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 145 243 374
Rank change year-on-year
+98 +131
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 856 466 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.66% 0.90% 0.44%
As % of the Cloud Services category 22.42% 19.59% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 611 299 138
Average daily rate £450 £425 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 -
% change year-on-year
+34.61% -

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
3818 2379 1472
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.42% 4.59% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 2671 1548 953
Average daily rate £450 £430 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 84 31
Average hourly rate £22.88 £22.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% +32.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.05 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
-13.35% +30.62%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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 +110 799 £450 +5.88% 417
London +106 407 £491 +9.16% 168
South East +69 138 £450 +28.57% 77
Yorkshire +27 62 £394 -1.56% 20
West Midlands +8 56 £420 -6.66% 25
West Yorkshire +27 49 £350 -13.73% 13
Berkshire +44 43 £413 +3.12% 21
City of London +29 43 £425 -1.16% 30
South West +7 38 £363 -3.33% 31
Leeds +15 37 £340 -16.20% 7
East of England +4 36 £450 - 35
Surrey +12 34 £366 -2.35% 21
Scotland +12 33 £400 +29.03% 10
North West -10 30 £425 +13.33% 32
Edinburgh +8 28 £450 +45.16% 4
East Midlands -1 22 £375 +15.38% 8
Coventry +7 20 £450 +5.88% 6
Bristol +10 17 £350 -12.50% 15
Reading +9 17 £444 +10.93% 12
Cambridgeshire +25 16 £425 +41.66% 14
Oxfordshire +9 15 £500 +5.26% 11
Cambridge +6 15 £425 +41.66% 11
Manchester -7 15 £400 -5.88% 21
Birmingham -1 13 £415 -12.63% 12
Hampshire -10 13 £700 +91.78% 17
Staines +20 12 £450 - 2
Cheshire +4 11 £469 +4.16% 9
Wales -17 11 £363 -14.70% 2
South Wales -19 11 £363 -14.70% 2
Hertfordshire +11 10 £475 -25.49% 10

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 739 (44.38%) Microsoft
2 618 (37.12%) Amazon AWS
3 570 (34.23%) .NET
4 501 (30.09%) Agile Software Development
5 465 (27.93%) Windows
6 463 (27.81%) C#
7 432 (25.95%) SQL
8 398 (23.90%) SQL Server
9 340 (20.42%) JavaScript
10 311 (18.68%) MVC
11 308 (18.50%) ASP.NET
12 302 (18.14%) Office 365
13 296 (17.78%) Active Directory
14 248 (14.89%) DevOps
15 236 (14.17%) PowerShell
16 229 (13.75%) VMware
17 222 (13.33%) Linux
18 216 (12.97%) HTML
19 213 (12.79%) Migration
20 212 (12.73%) Puppet
21 208 (12.49%) AngularJS
22 205 (12.31%) ASP.NET MVC
23 201 (12.07%) TDD
24 199 (11.95%) Git (software)
25 197 (11.83%) SharePoint
26 190 (11.41%) MS Excel
27 186 (11.17%) Java
28 185 (11.11%) Finance
29 181 (10.87%) CSS
30 175 (10.51%) Opscode Chef

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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
1 197 (11.83%) SharePoint
2 127 (7.63%) OpenStack
3 114 (6.85%) Node.js
4 65 (3.90%) MS Exchange
5 62 (3.72%) Skype for Business
6 60 (3.60%) IIS
7 41 (2.46%) SharePoint 2013
8 36 (2.16%) WebSphere
9 35 (2.10%) BizTalk Server
10 33 (1.98%) CMS
11 31 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2010
12 30 (1.80%) WebLogic
13 29 (1.74%) Tomcat
14 28 (1.68%) Apache
15 26 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
16 25 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
16 25 (1.50%) nginx
17 21 (1.26%) SharePoint 2010
18 16 (0.96%) Cloud Foundry
18 16 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 190 (11.41%) MS Excel
2 76 (4.56%) MS Office
3 29 (1.74%) MS Visio
4 22 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
5 21 (1.26%) Adobe Illustrator
5 21 (1.26%) Photoshop
6 15 (0.90%) MS Project
7 13 (0.78%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.060%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.060%) Revit
8 1 (0.060%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 62 (3.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (1.02%) Payment Gateway
3 14 (0.84%) SDL Web 8
4 12 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.30%) Maximo
5 5 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.12%) Line 500
6 2 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.060%) ACBS
7 1 (0.060%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.060%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.060%) Scribe Insight
7 1 (0.060%) Summit
7 1 (0.060%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 618 (37.12%) Amazon AWS
2 302 (18.14%) Office 365
3 150 (9.01%) IaaS
4 130 (7.81%) PaaS
5 83 (4.98%) Azure Active Directory
6 74 (4.44%) SaaS
7 56 (3.36%) Cloud Computing
8 54 (3.24%) Amazon EC2
9 53 (3.18%) GitHub
10 46 (2.76%) Google Cloud Platform
11 19 (1.14%) SoftLayer
12 17 (1.02%) Amazon S3
13 16 (0.96%) Heroku
13 16 (0.96%) Yammer
14 10 (0.60%) OneDrive
15 9 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 9 (0.54%) Google App Engine
15 9 (0.54%) Google Apps
16 8 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
17 7 (0.42%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 103 (6.19%) Firewall
2 96 (5.77%) DNS
3 71 (4.26%) LAN
3 71 (4.26%) WAN
4 53 (3.18%) TCP/IP
5 46 (2.76%) Internet
6 45 (2.70%) DHCP
7 37 (2.22%) HTTP
8 36 (2.16%) Network Security
9 34 (2.04%) SAN
10 31 (1.86%) Skype
10 31 (1.86%) VPN
11 28 (1.68%) SSL
12 16 (0.96%) Intranet
12 16 (0.96%) NAS
13 15 (0.90%) Cisco ASA
13 15 (0.90%) VLAN
14 13 (0.78%) NetScaler
15 11 (0.66%) MPLS
15 11 (0.66%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 398 (23.90%) SQL Server
2 153 (9.19%) MongoDB
3 134 (8.05%) Azure SQL Database
4 83 (4.98%) NoSQL
5 73 (4.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 72 (4.32%) SQL Server 2008
6 72 (4.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 70 (4.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 68 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
9 67 (4.02%) Big Data
10 64 (3.84%) Hadoop
11 60 (3.60%) SQL Server 2014
12 47 (2.82%) MySQL
13 37 (2.22%) Relational Database
14 35 (2.10%) PostgreSQL
15 32 (1.92%) Oracle Database
16 31 (1.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 26 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
17 26 (1.56%) Redis
18 24 (1.44%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 199 (11.95%) Git (software)
2 119 (7.15%) Jenkins
3 95 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 83 (4.98%) Subversion
5 69 (4.14%) Selenium
6 68 (4.08%) JIRA
7 67 (4.02%) SpecFlow
8 62 (3.72%) TeamCity
9 59 (3.54%) NUnit
10 57 (3.42%) Visual Studio
11 42 (2.52%) Octopus Deploy
12 41 (2.46%) Vagrant
13 34 (2.04%) Cucumber
14 29 (1.74%) Maven
15 28 (1.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 28 (1.68%) Moq
16 27 (1.62%) Ant
17 25 (1.50%) Mercurial
18 24 (1.44%) Hudson
19 17 (1.02%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 185 (11.11%) Finance
2 35 (2.10%) Banking
3 34 (2.04%) Retail
4 33 (1.98%) Publishing
5 29 (1.74%) Marketing
6 27 (1.62%) Games
7 26 (1.56%) Advertising
8 17 (1.02%) Local Government
9 15 (0.90%) Telecoms
10 12 (0.72%) Front Office
11 10 (0.60%) Billing
12 8 (0.48%) Back Office
13 7 (0.42%) Legal
14 5 (0.30%) French Language
14 5 (0.30%) Interactive Media
15 4 (0.24%) Manufacturing
16 3 (0.18%) German Language
16 3 (0.18%) Law
17 2 (0.12%) Italian Language
17 2 (0.12%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 510 (30.63%) Developer
2 343 (20.60%) Architect
3 246 (14.77%) .NET Developer
4 175 (10.51%) C# Developer
5 140 (8.41%) Consultant
6 134 (8.05%) Solutions Architect
7 121 (7.27%) C# .NET Developer
8 111 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
9 109 (6.55%) ASP.NET Developer
10 103 (6.19%) Azure Developer
11 91 (5.47%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 74 (4.44%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 72 (4.32%) Azure Engineer
13 72 (4.32%) Project Manager
14 70 (4.20%) Cloud Engineer
15 67 (4.02%) Azure Architect
16 65 (3.90%) Cloud Architect
17 63 (3.78%) Senior Developer
18 61 (3.66%) JavaScript Developer
19 59 (3.54%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 570 (34.23%) .NET
2 308 (18.50%) ASP.NET
3 216 (12.97%) HTML
4 208 (12.49%) AngularJS
5 205 (12.31%) ASP.NET MVC
6 181 (10.87%) CSS
7 174 (10.45%) Web Services
8 158 (9.49%) ASP.NET Web API
9 112 (6.73%) HTML5
10 105 (6.31%) .NET Framework
11 102 (6.13%) jQuery
12 97 (5.83%) WCF
13 83 (4.98%) Entity Framework
14 81 (4.86%) REST
15 58 (3.48%) RESTful
16 52 (3.12%) CSS3
17 50 (3.00%) XML
18 47 (2.82%) React
18 47 (2.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 45 (2.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 113 (6.79%) Data Centre
2 61 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
3 49 (2.94%) Public Cloud
4 47 (2.82%) Mobile App
5 43 (2.58%) Computer Science
6 41 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
6 41 (2.46%) User Experience
7 39 (2.34%) Fintech
8 36 (2.16%) Private Cloud
9 32 (1.92%) Hybrid Cloud
10 30 (1.80%) Algorithms
11 27 (1.62%) Replication
12 24 (1.44%) Blog
13 23 (1.38%) Client/Server
13 23 (1.38%) Management Information System
14 18 (1.08%) Mathematics
15 16 (0.96%) Hedge funds
16 14 (0.84%) Clustering
17 13 (0.78%) Graphic Design
18 12 (0.72%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 465 (27.93%) Windows
2 222 (13.33%) Linux
3 168 (10.09%) Windows Server
4 92 (5.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 73 (4.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 57 (3.42%) Unix
7 33 (1.98%) Android
8 29 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 26 (1.56%) VMS
10 23 (1.38%) Apple iOS
10 23 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
11 21 (1.26%) Windows 7
12 20 (1.20%) Windows 8
13 16 (0.96%) CentOS
14 10 (0.60%) Windows 10
15 9 (0.54%) Windows Phone
16 7 (0.42%) CoreOS
16 7 (0.42%) Ubuntu
16 7 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
17 6 (0.36%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 501 (30.09%) Agile Software Development
2 311 (18.68%) MVC
3 248 (14.89%) DevOps
4 213 (12.79%) Migration
5 201 (12.07%) TDD
6 170 (10.21%) Continuous Integration
7 132 (7.93%) Scrum
8 129 (7.75%) ITIL
9 114 (6.85%) Configuration Management
10 112 (6.73%) BDD
11 98 (5.89%) CRM
12 90 (5.41%) Software Engineering
13 86 (5.17%) Business Intelligence
14 81 (4.86%) E-Commerce
14 81 (4.86%) TOGAF
15 78 (4.68%) Continuous Delivery
16 75 (4.50%) OO
17 74 (4.44%) Open Source
18 62 (3.72%) Service Management
19 57 (3.42%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 463 (27.81%) C#
2 432 (25.95%) SQL
3 340 (20.42%) JavaScript
4 236 (14.17%) PowerShell
5 186 (11.17%) Java
6 153 (9.19%) Python
7 146 (8.77%) Ruby
8 64 (3.84%) T-SQL
9 49 (2.94%) Perl
10 48 (2.88%) Bash Shell
11 32 (1.92%) C++
12 27 (1.62%) PHP
13 24 (1.44%) Go
14 20 (1.20%) C
14 20 (1.20%) TypeScript
15 18 (1.08%) VB.NET
16 16 (0.96%) XAML
17 15 (0.90%) Dart
17 15 (0.90%) ECMAScript
17 15 (0.90%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 86 (5.17%) Degree
2 84 (5.05%) Security Cleared
3 73 (4.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 47 (2.82%) SC Cleared
5 38 (2.28%) MCSE
6 34 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (1.50%) CCNA
8 23 (1.38%) MCSA
9 21 (1.26%) CISSP
10 18 (1.08%) AWS Certification
10 18 (1.08%) MCITP
11 17 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
12 16 (0.96%) CCNP
13 15 (0.90%) CISM
14 13 (0.78%) CCSA
14 13 (0.78%) DV Cleared
14 13 (0.78%) PMI Certification
15 11 (0.66%) CTC Cleared
15 11 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 10 (0.60%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (2.40%) QA
2 19 (1.14%) PCI DSS
3 17 (1.02%) Data Quality
4 13 (0.78%) SLA
5 11 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.060%) COBIT
7 1 (0.060%) FedRAMP
7 1 (0.060%) ISO27002
7 1 (0.060%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 296 (17.78%) Active Directory
2 148 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 103 (6.19%) Hyper-V
4 86 (5.17%) Docker
5 53 (3.18%) vSphere
6 38 (2.28%) vCloud
7 17 (1.02%) XenApp
8 13 (0.78%) Xen
9 11 (0.66%) KVM
9 11 (0.66%) XenDesktop
10 10 (0.60%) Ceph
11 8 (0.48%) VMware ESX
12 7 (0.42%) GlusterFS
12 7 (0.42%) XenServer
13 6 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
14 5 (0.30%) Firmware
14 5 (0.30%) HDFS
14 5 (0.30%) UAG
15 4 (0.24%) iptables
Systems Management
1 212 (12.73%) Puppet
2 175 (10.51%) Opscode Chef
3 105 (6.31%) Ansible
4 90 (5.41%) SCCM
5 64 (3.84%) SCOM
6 49 (2.94%) Nagios
7 34 (2.04%) Salt
8 32 (1.92%) Windows Intune
9 29 (1.74%) Kubernetes
9 29 (1.74%) logstash
10 23 (1.38%) SCVMM
11 20 (1.20%) Uchiwa
12 19 (1.14%) Graphite
13 18 (1.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 18 (1.08%) Grafana
13 18 (1.08%) Kibana
14 12 (0.72%) Terraform
15 11 (0.66%) Packer
16 10 (0.60%) HAProxy
17 8 (0.48%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 739 (44.38%) Microsoft
2 229 (13.75%) VMware
3 118 (7.09%) Oracle
4 92 (5.53%) Google
5 76 (4.56%) Cisco
6 61 (3.66%) Citrix
7 57 (3.42%) HP
8 42 (2.52%) Red Hat
9 41 (2.46%) Splunk
10 38 (2.28%) New Relic
11 36 (2.16%) Rackspace
12 30 (1.80%) Atlassian
13 28 (1.68%) Dell
14 27 (1.62%) CheckPoint
15 26 (1.56%) SAP
15 26 (1.56%) Sitecore
16 25 (1.50%) NetApp
17 20 (1.20%) IBM
18 18 (1.08%) EMC
18 18 (1.08%) Xamarin
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 2 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Venturi
Rate: £350.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 10 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Lockheed Martin
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Rate: £250 - £650 per day + Dependent on experience
Posted: Yesterday
East London
JM
Rate: £450 - £480 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Volt
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Be-IT Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates, start 8 Feb
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Preferred Choice
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Rate: 500 - 600
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Glossop, Derbyshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £57.73 - £82.98 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Energon People
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
AdRoc Group
Posted: 4 days ago