The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 22 30 -
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 2.11% 1.34% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 100.00% 28.57% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £456 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 -
% change year-on-year
+34.61% -
Microsoft Azure
Gloucestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheltenham region.

Cloud Services Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
2 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 2.11% 4.70% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Average daily rate £513 £378 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.76% +0.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £16.86
% change year-on-year
-2.52% +18.60%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Cheltenham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Cloud Services category.

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Cheltenham region.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham region 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 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Linux
2 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 4 (57.14%) Change Management
2 4 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (57.14%) OpenStack
3 3 (42.86%) vCloud
3 3 (42.86%) Google Apps
3 3 (42.86%) Puppet
3 3 (42.86%) Migration
3 3 (42.86%) Google
3 3 (42.86%) Use Case
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) Middleware
3 3 (42.86%) Web Services
3 3 (42.86%) Private Cloud
3 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
3 3 (42.86%) Translating Business Requirements
4 2 (28.57%) Service Management
4 2 (28.57%) API Integration
4 2 (28.57%) OpenShift
4 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (28.57%) C#
4 2 (28.57%) .NET
4 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
4 2 (28.57%) DNS
4 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 2 (28.57%) Identity Management
4 2 (28.57%) Scrum
4 2 (28.57%) VMware

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham region 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 4 (57.14%) OpenStack
2 1 (14.29%) Eucalyptus
2 1 (14.29%) JBoss
2 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (42.86%) Google Apps
3 2 (28.57%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) DHCP
2 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
2 1 (14.29%) HTTP
2 1 (14.29%) LAN
2 1 (14.29%) WAN
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Architect
2 3 (42.86%) AWS Architect
2 3 (42.86%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) Middleware
1 3 (42.86%) Web Services
2 2 (28.57%) .NET
3 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 1 (14.29%) CSS
3 1 (14.29%) CSS3
3 1 (14.29%) HTML
3 1 (14.29%) HTML5
3 1 (14.29%) Java EE
3 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
1 3 (42.86%) Private Cloud
2 1 (14.29%) Fat Client
2 1 (14.29%) Public Cloud
2 1 (14.29%) Replication
2 1 (14.29%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Unix
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Change Management
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) Migration
2 3 (42.86%) Translating Business Requirements
2 3 (42.86%) Use Case
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) API Integration
3 2 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
3 2 (28.57%) High Availability
3 2 (28.57%) Identity Management
3 2 (28.57%) Open Source
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (28.57%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) Service Management
4 1 (14.29%) DevOps
4 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
4 1 (14.29%) MVC
4 1 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) DV Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) MCSE
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) vCloud
2 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 1 (14.29%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Google
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) NetApp