The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 45 56 41
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -15
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 3 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.66% 0.59% 0.33%
As % of the Cloud Services category 33.33% 20.00% 16.67%
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
South West

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

Cloud Services Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
9 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.98% 2.94% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 1
Average daily rate £363 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
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 in Gloucestershire

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

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Microsoft Azure
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

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 Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 10 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
Cheltenham +7 2 £456 -
Microsoft Azure
South West

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Linux
2 6 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (66.67%) OpenStack
3 5 (55.56%) Private Cloud
3 5 (55.56%) Data Centre
3 5 (55.56%) Migration
4 4 (44.44%) VMware
4 4 (44.44%) DV Cleared
4 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
4 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (44.44%) Service Management
4 4 (44.44%) Change Management
4 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
4 4 (44.44%) DNS
4 4 (44.44%) ITIL
5 3 (33.33%) Unix
5 3 (33.33%) Web Services
5 3 (33.33%) LAN
5 3 (33.33%) WAN
5 3 (33.33%) Ethernet
5 3 (33.33%) Cisco
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 3 (33.33%) NetApp
5 3 (33.33%) Google
5 3 (33.33%) Replication
5 3 (33.33%) Data Migration
5 3 (33.33%) Eucalyptus
5 3 (33.33%) Puppet
5 3 (33.33%) Middleware

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 6 (66.67%) OpenStack
2 3 (33.33%) Eucalyptus
3 1 (11.11%) JBoss
3 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 6 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (33.33%) Google Apps
3 2 (22.22%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) DNS
2 3 (33.33%) Ethernet
2 3 (33.33%) LAN
2 3 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (11.11%) DHCP
3 1 (11.11%) HTTP
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Architect
2 3 (33.33%) AWS Architect
2 3 (33.33%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Java EE
1 3 (33.33%) Middleware
1 3 (33.33%) Web Services
2 2 (22.22%) .NET
3 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
3 1 (11.11%) CSS
3 1 (11.11%) CSS3
3 1 (11.11%) HTML
3 1 (11.11%) HTML5
3 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Data Centre
1 5 (55.56%) Private Cloud
2 3 (33.33%) Public Cloud
2 3 (33.33%) Replication
3 1 (11.11%) Fat Client
3 1 (11.11%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Linux
3 3 (33.33%) Unix
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Migration
2 4 (44.44%) Change Management
2 4 (44.44%) ITIL
2 4 (44.44%) Service Management
3 3 (33.33%) Data Migration
3 3 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 3 (33.33%) Translating Business Requirements
3 3 (33.33%) Use Case
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) API Integration
4 2 (22.22%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
4 2 (22.22%) High Availability
4 2 (22.22%) Identity Management
4 2 (22.22%) Open Source
4 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (22.22%) Scrum
5 1 (11.11%) MVC
5 1 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) C
2 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) DV Cleared
1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) MCSE
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
1 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 3 (33.33%) vCloud
3 1 (11.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) VMware
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco
2 3 (33.33%) Google
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) NetApp
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix
3 1 (11.11%) HP