The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the Guildford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 20 29 27
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 5 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 2.86% 0.53% 2.75%
As % of the Cloud Services category 55.56% 16.67% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £388 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £378 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.64% -2.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 -
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the Guildford region.

Cloud Services Category
Guildford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
9 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 5.14% 3.17% 4.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 0
Average daily rate £350 £388 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £12.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -51.92%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

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

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

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

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Guildford 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 (87.50%) C#
1 7 (87.50%) Games
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) .NET
3 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) Scrum
3 4 (50.00%) MVC
3 4 (50.00%) Game Development
4 3 (37.50%) Middleware
4 3 (37.50%) Content Management
4 3 (37.50%) HTML
4 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
4 3 (37.50%) CSS
5 2 (25.00%) Windows
5 2 (25.00%) Linux
5 2 (25.00%) Python
5 2 (25.00%) C
5 2 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Release Management
5 2 (25.00%) Online Games
5 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (25.00%) TeamCity
5 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (25.00%) DevOps
5 2 (25.00%) Line Management

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Guildford 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 (25.00%) Orchard CMS
1 2 (25.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (12.50%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (25.00%) PaaS
1 2 (25.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (12.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) TeamCity
1 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (87.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Web Developer
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) AWS Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) .NET
2 3 (37.50%) Middleware
2 3 (37.50%) HTML
2 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
2 3 (37.50%) CSS
3 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (12.50%) Sass
4 1 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (12.50%) Task Parallel Library
4 1 (12.50%) Reactive Extensions
4 1 (12.50%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Scrum
2 4 (50.00%) MVC
2 4 (50.00%) Game Development
3 3 (37.50%) Content Management
4 2 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Release Management
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (25.00%) DevOps
4 2 (25.00%) Line Management
4 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
5 1 (12.50%) TDD
5 1 (12.50%) Migration
5 1 (12.50%) Web Design
5 1 (12.50%) CRM
5 1 (12.50%) ERP
5 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) C#
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 2 (25.00%) Python
4 2 (25.00%) C
4 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) A+ Certification
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft