The first table below looks at the demand for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 25 July 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 Hampshire 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 119 82 89
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 1 22 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.048% 1.27% 0.70%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.56% 35.48% 70.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 4
Average daily rate
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£475 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - £13.50
Cloud Services Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
64 62 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 3.09% 3.58% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 40 7
Average daily rate £400 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £375 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Average hourly rate £8.68 £47.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-81.72% +251.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £32.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-48.43% +137.03%
Microsoft Azure
South East

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

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

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

Microsoft Azure
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

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 Hampshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
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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
Basingstoke - - - -
Fordingbridge - - - -
Southampton - - - - 1
Microsoft Azure
South East

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) EMC
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Avaya
2 1 (33.33%) 3G
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Identity Management
2 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) XenApp
2 1 (33.33%) vSphere
2 1 (33.33%) Lync
2 1 (33.33%) 4G
2 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) 3G
1 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (33.33%) 4G
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Software Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Identity Management
1 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (33.33%) XenApp
1 1 (33.33%) vSphere
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) EMC
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Avaya
2 1 (33.33%) VMware