The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category for the Gloucestershire region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 40 39 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 4 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.01% 2.07% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 21.05% 100.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 0
Average daily rate £350 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £15.00
Cloud Services Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
19 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 4.80% 2.07% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 1
Average daily rate £325 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £15.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -38.00%
Microsoft Azure
South West

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 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Cheltenham -6 1 £400 -11.11%
Microsoft Azure
South West

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) CCNA
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (50.00%) LAN
2 2 (50.00%) WAN
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Network Security
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) XenApp
3 1 (25.00%) vSphere
3 1 (25.00%) Office 365
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Email Management
3 1 (25.00%) WSUS
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (25.00%) Fat Client
3 1 (25.00%) Service Management
3 1 (25.00%) ITSM
3 1 (25.00%) Security Management
3 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) AppSense

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (25.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) LAN
1 2 (50.00%) WAN
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
1 2 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (25.00%) DHCP
2 1 (25.00%) FTP
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Team Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Thin Client
1 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (25.00%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Service Management
1 1 (25.00%) ITSM
1 1 (25.00%) Security Management
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
1 1 (25.00%) Email Management
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) CCNA
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Terminal Services
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) XenApp
2 1 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) AppSense