The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 48 116 210
Rank change year-on-year
+68 +94
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 276 162 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.57% 1.72% 0.60%
As % of the Cloud Services category 30.98% 24.92% 12.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 106 33
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £520 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 0
Median hourly rate £14.75 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.66% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £37.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-60.00% +44.23%
Microsoft Azure
England

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

Cloud Services Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
891 650 474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.51% 6.90% 4.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 526 400 267
Median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £413 £415
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -0.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 17 20
Median hourly rate £15.00 £27.50 £14.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.45% +91.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.93 £10.67 £8.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £57.00 £34.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £27.50 £20.75
% change year-on-year
-40.00% +32.53%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Microsoft Azure as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Cloud Services category.

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the South East region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Microsoft Azure
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the South East region.

Microsoft Azure Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Microsoft Azure
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the South East region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016.

Microsoft Azure Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Microsoft Azure
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure within the South East region over the 3 months to 10 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +51 75 £481 +15.61% 25
Berkshire +14 59 £488 +14.70% 15
Hampshire +37 44 £475 +7.58% 13
Oxfordshire -14 25 £350 -32.69% 9
East Sussex - 20 £338 - 5
West Sussex +20 14 £438 +6.06% 7
Kent +14 14 £600 +51.89% 1
Buckinghamshire +26 13 £288 -36.11% 6
Middlesex -2 5 - - 1
M4 Corridor - 3 - -
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 263 (42.08%) Amazon AWS
2 224 (35.84%) Microsoft
3 162 (25.92%) SQL
3 162 (25.92%) Agile Software Development
4 148 (23.68%) .NET
5 128 (20.48%) Windows
6 125 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 123 (19.68%) C#
8 114 (18.24%) SQL Server
9 110 (17.60%) Java
10 105 (16.80%) Office 365
11 100 (16.00%) Web Services
12 92 (14.72%) PowerShell
13 90 (14.40%) Active Directory
13 90 (14.40%) Migration
14 87 (13.92%) Scrum
15 85 (13.60%) DevOps
16 83 (13.28%) AngularJS
17 77 (12.32%) Jenkins
18 69 (11.04%) RESTful
19 66 (10.56%) PaaS
20 63 (10.08%) VMware
21 60 (9.60%) MVC
21 60 (9.60%) Git (software)
22 59 (9.44%) Cloud Computing
22 59 (9.44%) Project Management
23 58 (9.28%) Visual Studio
24 57 (9.12%) Kanban
25 56 (8.96%) ASP.NET
26 55 (8.80%) IaaS

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 45 (7.20%) SharePoint
1 45 (7.20%) Tomcat
2 42 (6.72%) Elasticsearch
2 42 (6.72%) OpenStack
3 37 (5.92%) Skype for Business
4 22 (3.52%) MS Exchange
5 16 (2.56%) Apache
6 15 (2.40%) IIS
7 14 (2.24%) Confluence
8 13 (2.08%) Apache Pig
8 13 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
9 11 (1.76%) Cloud Foundry
10 10 (1.60%) BizTalk Server
11 9 (1.44%) Apache Spark
11 9 (1.44%) WebSphere
12 8 (1.28%) Apache Solr
12 8 (1.28%) CMS
12 8 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
13 7 (1.12%) JBoss
13 7 (1.12%) nginx
Applications
1 52 (8.32%) MS Excel
2 21 (3.36%) MS Office
3 4 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.32%) MS Project
6 1 (0.16%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (2.24%) Remedy ITSM
2 12 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (1.12%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.16%) OpenText Process Suite
4 1 (0.16%) Sprinklr
4 1 (0.16%) Summit
4 1 (0.16%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 263 (42.08%) Amazon AWS
2 105 (16.80%) Office 365
3 66 (10.56%) PaaS
4 59 (9.44%) Cloud Computing
5 55 (8.80%) IaaS
6 39 (6.24%) GitHub
7 29 (4.64%) Azure Active Directory
8 15 (2.40%) SaaS
9 13 (2.08%) AWS CloudTrail
10 10 (1.60%) Heroku
11 6 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (0.96%) Google Cloud Platform
11 6 (0.96%) Yammer
12 5 (0.80%) HP Helion
13 4 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (0.64%) Boomi
13 4 (0.64%) OneDrive
14 3 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
15 2 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 2 (0.32%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 42 (6.72%) Firewall
2 34 (5.44%) DNS
3 32 (5.12%) Skype
4 28 (4.48%) Kerberos
5 22 (3.52%) DHCP
5 22 (3.52%) WAN
6 21 (3.36%) LAN
7 14 (2.24%) Network Security
8 12 (1.92%) LDAP
9 11 (1.76%) SAN
10 10 (1.60%) TCP/IP
11 9 (1.44%) MPLS
11 9 (1.44%) VPN
12 8 (1.28%) Internet
13 7 (1.12%) NetScaler
14 4 (0.64%) VLAN
15 3 (0.48%) Cisco ASA
15 3 (0.48%) NAS
15 3 (0.48%) Unified Communications
15 3 (0.48%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (18.24%) SQL Server
2 43 (6.88%) MongoDB
3 42 (6.72%) Couchbase
4 29 (4.64%) NoSQL
5 23 (3.68%) Big Data
6 21 (3.36%) Azure SQL Database
7 20 (3.20%) Apache Cassandra
8 18 (2.88%) MySQL
9 17 (2.72%) Hadoop
9 17 (2.72%) SQL Server 2008
10 16 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 16 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 14 (2.24%) Oracle Database
12 13 (2.08%) Relational Database
13 12 (1.92%) Apache Hive
13 12 (1.92%) RDBMS
13 12 (1.92%) Sqoop
14 11 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
14 11 (1.76%) HBase
15 10 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 77 (12.32%) Jenkins
2 60 (9.60%) Git (software)
3 58 (9.28%) Visual Studio
4 50 (8.00%) Maven
5 48 (7.68%) JUnit
6 44 (7.04%) Cucumber
7 37 (5.92%) Mockito
7 37 (5.92%) Spock
7 37 (5.92%) Team Foundation Server
8 33 (5.28%) JIRA
9 21 (3.36%) Selenium
10 12 (1.92%) NUnit
10 12 (1.92%) SoapUI
10 12 (1.92%) TeamCity
11 10 (1.60%) Octopus Deploy
11 10 (1.60%) Talend Open Studio
12 9 (1.44%) Grunt
13 8 (1.28%) Subversion
13 8 (1.28%) WiX
14 7 (1.12%) SpecFlow
General
1 27 (4.32%) Finance
2 21 (3.36%) Publishing
2 21 (3.36%) Retail
3 20 (3.20%) Telecoms
4 13 (2.08%) Advertising
5 12 (1.92%) Back Office
5 12 (1.92%) Marketing
6 10 (1.60%) Spanish Language
7 9 (1.44%) Games
8 7 (1.12%) Banking
9 6 (0.96%) Billing
10 4 (0.64%) Legal
10 4 (0.64%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.16%) Military
Job Titles
1 181 (28.96%) Developer
2 107 (17.12%) Architect
3 56 (8.96%) .NET Developer
4 52 (8.32%) Java Developer
5 51 (8.16%) Cloud Architect
5 51 (8.16%) Consultant
6 41 (6.56%) Azure Developer
7 40 (6.40%) Azure Architect
7 40 (6.40%) C# Developer
8 38 (6.08%) DevOps Engineer
9 33 (5.28%) Project Manager
10 25 (4.00%) Analyst
10 25 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
11 23 (3.68%) Azure Engineer
12 22 (3.52%) C# .NET Developer
13 21 (3.36%) AWS Architect
13 21 (3.36%) Azure Consultant
14 20 (3.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 19 (3.04%) Security Architect
16 18 (2.88%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (23.68%) .NET
2 100 (16.00%) Web Services
3 83 (13.28%) AngularJS
4 69 (11.04%) RESTful
5 56 (8.96%) ASP.NET
6 52 (8.32%) JSON
7 51 (8.16%) Spring
8 49 (7.84%) .NET Framework
9 47 (7.52%) CSS
10 46 (7.36%) J2EE
11 43 (6.88%) JMS
12 42 (6.72%) HTML
13 37 (5.92%) ASP.NET Web API
14 35 (5.60%) WCF
15 34 (5.44%) jQuery
16 33 (5.28%) ASP.NET MVC
17 28 (4.48%) REST
18 27 (4.32%) Entity Framework
19 26 (4.16%) HTML5
20 22 (3.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 48 (7.68%) Data Centre
2 32 (5.12%) Public Cloud
3 23 (3.68%) Computer Science
4 14 (2.24%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (2.24%) BYOD
5 11 (1.76%) Management Information System
5 11 (1.76%) PKI
6 9 (1.44%) Grid Computing
6 9 (1.44%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (1.12%) Clustering
8 6 (0.96%) Algorithms
8 6 (0.96%) Mobile App
8 6 (0.96%) Private Cloud
8 6 (0.96%) Replication
8 6 (0.96%) User Experience
9 5 (0.80%) Data Structures
9 5 (0.80%) Digital Media
9 5 (0.80%) Online Games
10 4 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.64%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 128 (20.48%) Windows
2 50 (8.00%) Linux
3 48 (7.68%) Windows Server
4 46 (7.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (3.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (3.52%) Windows 10
7 20 (3.20%) Unix
8 14 (2.24%) Windows 7
9 12 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (1.76%) Mac OS X
11 7 (1.12%) Android
11 7 (1.12%) Windows 8
12 6 (0.96%) Ubuntu
13 5 (0.80%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.64%) CentOS
14 4 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.48%) Solaris
16 2 (0.32%) VMS
16 2 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
16 2 (0.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (25.92%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (14.40%) Migration
3 87 (13.92%) Scrum
4 85 (13.60%) DevOps
5 60 (9.60%) MVC
6 59 (9.44%) Project Management
7 57 (9.12%) Kanban
8 47 (7.52%) Continuous Integration
8 47 (7.52%) ITIL
9 42 (6.72%) Configuration Management
10 40 (6.40%) TDD
11 29 (4.64%) Service Design
11 29 (4.64%) Software Engineering
12 26 (4.16%) SOA
12 26 (4.16%) Stakeholder Management
13 25 (4.00%) Open Source
13 25 (4.00%) TOGAF
14 24 (3.84%) Continuous Delivery
14 24 (3.84%) SDLC
15 23 (3.68%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 162 (25.92%) SQL
2 125 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 123 (19.68%) C#
4 110 (17.60%) Java
5 92 (14.72%) PowerShell
6 32 (5.12%) Ruby
7 31 (4.96%) Python
8 22 (3.52%) T-SQL
9 20 (3.20%) Bash Shell
10 18 (2.88%) C++
11 16 (2.56%) C
12 10 (1.60%) Go
12 10 (1.60%) Perl
13 8 (1.28%) TypeScript
13 8 (1.28%) VB
14 6 (0.96%) PHP
15 4 (0.64%) Scala
15 4 (0.64%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.48%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.48%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (5.60%) Degree
2 24 (3.84%) Security Cleared
3 21 (3.36%) SC Cleared
4 17 (2.72%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (1.76%) MCSE
6 8 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 6 (0.96%) CISSP
8 4 (0.64%) MCP
8 4 (0.64%) MCSA
9 3 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.48%) CCNP
9 3 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.48%) MCSD
9 3 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.32%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.32%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.32%) PMP
11 1 (0.16%) CCNA
11 1 (0.16%) CCSP
11 1 (0.16%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.20%) QA
2 18 (2.88%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (1.44%) PCI DSS
4 8 (1.28%) SLA
5 4 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.32%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.16%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 90 (14.40%) Active Directory
2 44 (7.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (5.76%) Hyper-V
4 30 (4.80%) vSphere
5 19 (3.04%) Docker
6 18 (2.88%) Microsoft App-V
7 15 (2.40%) XenApp
8 14 (2.24%) Virtual Desktop
9 12 (1.92%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 12 (1.92%) HDFS
9 12 (1.92%) Oracle RAC
10 8 (1.28%) Apache Flume
10 8 (1.28%) vCloud
10 8 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (1.28%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.16%) Postfix
12 1 (0.16%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.16%) Xen
Systems Management
1 51 (8.16%) Puppet
2 34 (5.44%) Opscode Chef
3 32 (5.12%) Ansible
3 32 (5.12%) SCCM
4 28 (4.48%) SCOM
5 11 (1.76%) Ambari
5 11 (1.76%) Hadoop YARN
5 11 (1.76%) Oozie
6 10 (1.60%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 8 (1.28%) Kubernetes
8 6 (0.96%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 5 (0.80%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (0.64%) AppDNA
10 4 (0.64%) Backup Exec
10 4 (0.64%) EdgeSight
10 4 (0.64%) Microsoft Clustering
10 4 (0.64%) Terraform
11 3 (0.48%) Consul
11 3 (0.48%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.48%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 224 (35.84%) Microsoft
2 63 (10.08%) VMware
3 47 (7.52%) Oracle
4 24 (3.84%) Citrix
5 21 (3.36%) Cisco
6 15 (2.40%) HP
7 14 (2.24%) Remedy
8 12 (1.92%) Xamarin
9 11 (1.76%) BMC
9 11 (1.76%) SAP
10 10 (1.60%) AppDynamics
10 10 (1.60%) Bluefish Communications
10 10 (1.60%) Google
10 10 (1.60%) Talend
11 9 (1.44%) Hortonworks
11 9 (1.44%) Teradata
12 8 (1.28%) CheckPoint
12 8 (1.28%) Dell
12 8 (1.28%) Dynatrace
13 7 (1.12%) New Relic
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