The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 41 32 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 2 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.66% 2.08% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 33.33% 75.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 0
Average daily rate
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£438 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £348 £388
% change year-on-year
+16.54% -10.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- -31.66%
Microsoft Azure
South East

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

Cloud Services Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
6 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.97% 2.77% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 3
Average daily rate £425 £300 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -45.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £17.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.85% -41.66%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Microsoft Azure
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 3 months to 24 October 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
Tunbridge Wells -1 1 £450 +40.62%
Microsoft Azure
South East

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) CCNA
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) MPLS
1 2 (100.00%) OSPF
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Foglight
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) BIG-IP
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) XenApp
1 2 (100.00%) XenDesktop
1 2 (100.00%) SolarWinds
1 2 (100.00%) SolarWinds Orion
1 2 (100.00%) vSphere

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
1 2 (100.00%) MPLS
1 2 (100.00%) OSPF
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) BIG-IP
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) CCNA
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) XenApp
1 2 (100.00%) XenDesktop
1 2 (100.00%) vSphere
2 1 (50.00%) Xen
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) Foglight
1 2 (100.00%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) SolarWinds
1 2 (100.00%) F5