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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 219 319 379
Rank change year-on-year
+100 +60
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 568 316 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.02% 0.60% 0.37%
As % of the Cloud Services category 17.72% 14.95% 14.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 214 124
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £283 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.31% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 3 0
Average hourly rate £39.00 £32.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.87% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 -
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -

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
3205 2114 1254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.74% 3.99% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2103 1374 847
Average daily rate £400 £410 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £388 £293
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +32.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 52 36
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -42.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £32.00 £44.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £15.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+48.38% -53.03%

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 3 July 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
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 3 July 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
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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 +82 540 £400 - 292
London +72 288 £430 +1.17% 110
South East +39 107 £400 - 45
City of London +24 59 £425 +13.33% 28
Surrey +22 39 £475 +15.85% 12
South West -13 37 £315 -16.00% 35
West Midlands +24 31 £369 -26.25% 20
North West +11 31 £350 +16.66% 24
East of England +21 28 £413 +17.85% 33
Berkshire +13 23 £388 -3.12% 15
Coventry - 20 £328 - 4
Cambridgeshire +14 18 £400 +14.28% 8
Staines +15 16 - -
Bristol +12 13 £331 +6.85% 16
Scotland +13 12 £298 - 13
Oxfordshire -17 11 £350 -17.64% 3
Cheshire +4 10 £350 - 4
Reading +4 10 £420 -6.66% 8
Yorkshire - 10 £400 - 10
Hampshire +10 9 £431 +6.48% 8
Buckinghamshire - 9 £425 - 3
East Sussex - 9 £330 - 1
Brighton - 9 £330 - 1
Milton Keynes - 9 £425 - 2
Merseyside - 9 £303 - 3
Cambridge 0 8 £340 -2.85% 3
Wales -1 8 £425 +13.33% 4
Swindon +4 7 £325 -
Wiltshire 0 7 £325 - 5
Hertfordshire - 7 £455 - 10

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 462 (42.00%) Microsoft
2 448 (40.73%) Amazon AWS
3 411 (37.36%) Windows
4 372 (33.82%) Agile Software Development
5 350 (31.82%) .NET
6 289 (26.27%) C#
7 245 (22.27%) SQL Server
8 209 (19.00%) Active Directory
9 199 (18.09%) ASP.NET
9 199 (18.09%) MVC
10 195 (17.73%) JavaScript
11 184 (16.73%) VMware
12 181 (16.45%) SQL
13 180 (16.36%) TDD
14 168 (15.27%) HTML
15 151 (13.73%) CSS
15 151 (13.73%) DevOps
16 148 (13.45%) Web Services
17 147 (13.36%) SharePoint
18 141 (12.82%) Linux
19 140 (12.73%) PowerShell
20 139 (12.64%) Scrum
21 132 (12.00%) Office 365
22 129 (11.73%) Continuous Integration
23 125 (11.36%) Windows Server 2008
24 121 (11.00%) ASP.NET MVC
25 118 (10.73%) Migration
26 117 (10.64%) Puppet
27 116 (10.55%) Java
28 115 (10.45%) jQuery

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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
1 147 (13.36%) SharePoint
2 103 (9.36%) IIS
3 74 (6.73%) MS Exchange
4 60 (5.45%) Node.js
4 60 (5.45%) OpenStack
5 47 (4.27%) Exchange Server 2010
6 43 (3.91%) SharePoint 2013
7 40 (3.64%) CMS
7 40 (3.64%) Lync
8 32 (2.91%) Umbraco
9 29 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2007
10 27 (2.45%) BizTalk Server
11 25 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
12 20 (1.82%) Sitecore CMS
13 17 (1.55%) SharePoint 2010
14 16 (1.45%) Kentico
15 12 (1.09%) Office Communications Server
15 12 (1.09%) NServiceBus
16 11 (1.00%) Eucalyptus
17 10 (0.91%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 96 (8.73%) MS Excel
2 30 (2.73%) MS Office
3 10 (0.91%) Photoshop
3 10 (0.91%) Adobe Illustrator
4 8 (0.73%) MS Project
5 7 (0.64%) OmniGraffle
6 3 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.27%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.18%) HipChat
8 1 (0.091%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.091%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 42 (3.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (1.55%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.55%) Tridion
4 3 (0.27%) Maximo
4 3 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.091%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.091%) assyst
5 1 (0.091%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.091%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 448 (40.73%) Amazon AWS
2 132 (12.00%) Office 365
3 76 (6.91%) IaaS
4 66 (6.00%) PaaS
5 48 (4.36%) Cloud Computing
6 42 (3.82%) Amazon EC2
7 36 (3.27%) SaaS
8 20 (1.82%) Azure Active Directory
9 16 (1.45%) AWS CloudFormation
10 15 (1.36%) Google Cloud Platform
10 15 (1.36%) Heroku
11 13 (1.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 10 (0.91%) Yammer
13 7 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 6 (0.55%) Google Analytics
15 5 (0.45%) Amazon S3
16 4 (0.36%) SoftLayer
17 3 (0.27%) Rackspace Cloud
17 3 (0.27%) Google Apps
18 2 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 112 (10.18%) DNS
2 65 (5.91%) Firewall
3 56 (5.09%) SAN
4 52 (4.73%) HTTP
4 52 (4.73%) DHCP
5 49 (4.45%) TCP/IP
6 43 (3.91%) WAN
6 43 (3.91%) LAN
7 36 (3.27%) VLAN
8 31 (2.82%) Network Security
9 30 (2.73%) SSL
10 29 (2.64%) VPN
11 18 (1.64%) NAS
12 16 (1.45%) Internet
13 15 (1.36%) LDAP
14 14 (1.27%) Fibre Channel
15 11 (1.00%) ADSL
16 9 (0.82%) VoIP
16 9 (0.82%) WLAN
17 8 (0.73%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 245 (22.27%) SQL Server
2 75 (6.82%) MongoDB
3 50 (4.55%) NoSQL
4 34 (3.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 29 (2.64%) MySQL
5 29 (2.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 29 (2.64%) SQL Server 2012
6 26 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
6 26 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
7 24 (2.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 23 (2.09%) Big Data
9 22 (2.00%) Apache Cassandra
9 22 (2.00%) CouchDB
10 18 (1.64%) Azure SQL Database
10 18 (1.64%) Relational Database
11 13 (1.18%) Oracle Database
11 13 (1.18%) Hadoop
11 13 (1.18%) RDBMS
12 11 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
13 10 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 97 (8.82%) Git (software)
2 82 (7.45%) Jenkins
3 49 (4.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 39 (3.55%) Subversion
5 31 (2.82%) Visual Studio
6 30 (2.73%) Mercurial
7 28 (2.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 23 (2.09%) JIRA
9 22 (2.00%) Grunt
9 22 (2.00%) gulp
10 21 (1.91%) Jasmine
11 20 (1.82%) TeamCity
12 17 (1.55%) Octopus Deploy
13 16 (1.45%) Mocha
13 16 (1.45%) QUnit
14 15 (1.36%) NUnit
14 15 (1.36%) webpack
14 15 (1.36%) Bower
15 14 (1.27%) Selenium
16 12 (1.09%) Maven
General
1 49 (4.45%) Retail
2 47 (4.27%) Finance
3 43 (3.91%) Games
4 18 (1.64%) Banking
5 13 (1.18%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.00%) Back Office
7 9 (0.82%) Marketing
7 9 (0.82%) French Language
8 8 (0.73%) Local Government
8 8 (0.73%) Publishing
9 7 (0.64%) German Language
9 7 (0.64%) Italian Language
9 7 (0.64%) Spanish Language
10 6 (0.55%) Law
11 5 (0.45%) Advertising
12 4 (0.36%) Billing
12 4 (0.36%) Legal
12 4 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.27%) Front Office
13 3 (0.27%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 331 (30.09%) Developer
2 243 (22.09%) Architect
3 148 (13.45%) .NET Developer
4 104 (9.45%) Consultant
5 95 (8.64%) Solutions Architect
6 58 (5.27%) Cloud Architect
7 49 (4.45%) Analyst
8 45 (4.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 45 (4.09%) DevOps Engineer
9 40 (3.64%) C# Developer
9 40 (3.64%) Web Developer
9 40 (3.64%) Senior Developer
10 38 (3.45%) Project Manager
11 36 (3.27%) Technical Architect
12 33 (3.00%) C# .NET Developer
13 28 (2.55%) Web Engineer
14 26 (2.36%) ASP.NET Developer
14 26 (2.36%) Infrastructure Architect
14 26 (2.36%) DevOps Consultant
15 23 (2.09%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 350 (31.82%) .NET
2 199 (18.09%) ASP.NET
3 168 (15.27%) HTML
4 151 (13.73%) CSS
5 148 (13.45%) Web Services
6 121 (11.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 115 (10.45%) jQuery
8 109 (9.91%) ASP.NET Web API
9 100 (9.09%) AngularJS
10 95 (8.64%) .NET Framework
11 94 (8.55%) HTML5
12 89 (8.09%) WCF
13 78 (7.09%) CSS3
14 68 (6.18%) Entity Framework
15 46 (4.18%) REST
16 42 (3.82%) LINQ
17 39 (3.55%) XML
17 39 (3.55%) React
18 38 (3.45%) KnockoutJS
19 35 (3.18%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 89 (8.09%) Data Centre
2 59 (5.36%) User Experience
3 50 (4.55%) Mobile App
4 39 (3.55%) PKI
5 30 (2.73%) Replication
6 28 (2.55%) Private Cloud
7 26 (2.36%) Analytical Skills
8 25 (2.27%) Public Cloud
9 23 (2.09%) Clustering
10 19 (1.73%) Online Games
11 17 (1.55%) Streaming Video
11 17 (1.55%) iPad
12 16 (1.45%) iPhone
13 13 (1.18%) Social Media
14 12 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
15 11 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
16 10 (0.91%) Data Integration
16 10 (0.91%) Grid Computing
16 10 (0.91%) Computer Science
17 9 (0.82%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 411 (37.36%) Windows
2 141 (12.82%) Linux
3 125 (11.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 110 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 70 (6.36%) UNIX
6 45 (4.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 43 (3.91%) Apple iOS
8 38 (3.45%) Android
9 25 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 22 (2.00%) Mac OS X
11 14 (1.27%) Windows 7
12 9 (0.82%) Windows 8
12 9 (0.82%) Windows Phone
13 6 (0.55%) CentOS
13 6 (0.55%) VMS
14 5 (0.45%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
15 3 (0.27%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.27%) Data ONTAP
16 2 (0.18%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 372 (33.82%) Agile Software Development
2 199 (18.09%) MVC
3 180 (16.36%) TDD
4 151 (13.73%) DevOps
5 139 (12.64%) Scrum
6 129 (11.73%) Continuous Integration
7 118 (10.73%) Migration
8 112 (10.18%) Configuration Management
9 96 (8.73%) E-Commerce
10 70 (6.36%) CRM
11 65 (5.91%) BDD
12 64 (5.82%) Open Source
12 64 (5.82%) Continuous Delivery
13 63 (5.73%) SOA
14 61 (5.55%) ITIL
15 55 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
16 49 (4.45%) Load Balancing
17 47 (4.27%) OO
18 45 (4.09%) Business Intelligence
18 45 (4.09%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 289 (26.27%) C#
2 195 (17.73%) JavaScript
3 181 (16.45%) SQL
4 140 (12.73%) PowerShell
5 116 (10.55%) Java
6 95 (8.64%) Ruby
7 88 (8.00%) Python
8 30 (2.73%) Go
9 23 (2.09%) Scala
9 23 (2.09%) Shell Script
10 21 (1.91%) Bash Shell
11 19 (1.73%) PHP
12 15 (1.36%) T-SQL
12 15 (1.36%) TypeScript
13 11 (1.00%) C++
14 10 (0.91%) Perl
14 10 (0.91%) VB
14 10 (0.91%) Objective-C
15 9 (0.82%) VB.NET
15 9 (0.82%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 44 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (3.91%) Security Cleared
3 29 (2.64%) MCSE
4 23 (2.09%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (1.82%) SC Cleared
5 20 (1.82%) MCITP
6 17 (1.55%) CCNA
7 16 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 15 (1.36%) Degree
9 12 (1.09%) MCP
10 10 (0.91%) MCSA
10 10 (0.91%) CCNP
10 10 (0.91%) Citrix Certification
11 7 (0.64%) CISSP
11 7 (0.64%) DV Cleared
11 7 (0.64%) CISM
11 7 (0.64%) CCEE
12 6 (0.55%) MCTS
13 5 (0.45%) CCEA
13 5 (0.45%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (1.45%) QA
2 12 (1.09%) PCI DSS
3 7 (0.64%) SLA
4 4 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.27%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.091%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 209 (19.00%) Active Directory
2 103 (9.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 87 (7.91%) Hyper-V
4 43 (3.91%) vSphere
5 22 (2.00%) XenApp
6 21 (1.91%) VMware ESX
7 18 (1.64%) vCloud
8 14 (1.27%) Docker
9 6 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (0.55%) VMware Server
10 5 (0.45%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.36%) DFS Replication
11 4 (0.36%) XenServer
11 4 (0.36%) HDFS
12 3 (0.27%) SRDF
12 3 (0.27%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 3 (0.27%) NFS
13 2 (0.18%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.18%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (0.18%) UAG
Systems Management
1 117 (10.64%) Puppet
2 106 (9.64%) Opscode Chef
3 52 (4.73%) Salt
4 49 (4.45%) Ansible
5 46 (4.18%) SCCM
6 31 (2.82%) Vagrant
7 30 (2.73%) Nagios
8 27 (2.45%) SCOM
9 14 (1.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 13 (1.18%) SCOrch
11 10 (0.91%) Icinga
11 10 (0.91%) WSUS
12 9 (0.82%) vMotion
13 8 (0.73%) Windows Intune
14 7 (0.64%) Tivoli
15 6 (0.55%) Unicenter
15 6 (0.55%) Graphite
16 5 (0.45%) HAProxy
16 5 (0.45%) SCVMM
17 4 (0.36%) Cacti
Vendors
1 462 (42.00%) Microsoft
2 184 (16.73%) VMware
3 55 (5.00%) Cisco
3 55 (5.00%) Oracle
4 48 (4.36%) Citrix
4 48 (4.36%) Google
5 40 (3.64%) HP
6 34 (3.09%) NetApp
7 28 (2.55%) Red Hat
8 27 (2.45%) Sitecore
9 26 (2.36%) New Relic
10 22 (2.00%) Rackspace
11 19 (1.73%) SolarWinds
12 17 (1.55%) EPiServer
13 15 (1.36%) Juniper
13 15 (1.36%) Dell
14 14 (1.27%) EMC
14 14 (1.27%) SAP
14 14 (1.27%) IBM
15 13 (1.18%) Barracuda Networks
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