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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 173 191 164
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -27
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 94 47 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.96% 0.53% 0.71%
As % of the Cloud Services category 25.82% 19.58% 28.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 30 30
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£375 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £368 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 - -
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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 South East region.

Cloud Services Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
364 240 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.71% 2.71% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 139 93
Average daily rate £400 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £295 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 8
Average hourly rate £19.50 £16.25 £14.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +15.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.65 £9.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £45.00 £19.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £14.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+60.71% -25.33%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 27 February 2015.

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
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. 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
Hampshire +21 35 £365 - 10
Oxfordshire - 23 £475 - 12
Surrey +9 17 £363 -3.33% 7
Berkshire -25 6 £400 -11.11% 7
Buckinghamshire - 6 £375 - 1
West Sussex -12 5 £220 -56.00%
Middlesex - 4 £350 -
Kent -14 1 £350 -12.50%
East Sussex - - - - 1
M4 Corridor - - - -
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Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 78 (52.00%) Windows
2 64 (42.67%) Microsoft
3 63 (42.00%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (38.00%) C#
5 49 (32.67%) PowerShell
6 47 (31.33%) .NET
6 47 (31.33%) Linux
7 42 (28.00%) SQL
8 34 (22.67%) Amazon AWS
9 32 (21.33%) Python
9 32 (21.33%) Configuration Management
9 32 (21.33%) MVC
10 31 (20.67%) Active Directory
11 29 (19.33%) Jenkins
12 28 (18.67%) UNIX
12 28 (18.67%) Ruby
13 27 (18.00%) Windows Server 2012
14 26 (17.33%) Puppet
14 26 (17.33%) Continuous Integration
15 25 (16.67%) SharePoint
16 24 (16.00%) ASP.NET
16 24 (16.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 24 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
17 23 (15.33%) JavaScript
18 22 (14.67%) HTML
18 22 (14.67%) Mac OS X
18 22 (14.67%) Shell Script
19 21 (14.00%) Scrum
20 20 (13.33%) CSS
21 19 (12.67%) ITIL

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 25 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 17 (11.33%) IIS
3 13 (8.67%) BizTalk Server
3 13 (8.67%) SharePoint 2013
4 12 (8.00%) MS Exchange
5 8 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (4.00%) Lync
7 4 (2.67%) OpenStack
8 3 (2.00%) Node.js
8 3 (2.00%) Orchard CMS
8 3 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.33%) CMS
10 1 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.67%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 13 (8.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 34 (22.67%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (12.67%) Office 365
3 15 (10.00%) Heroku
4 10 (6.67%) PaaS
4 10 (6.67%) IaaS
5 8 (5.33%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (5.33%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (2.00%) SaaS
6 3 (2.00%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.00%) DNS
2 11 (7.33%) DHCP
3 7 (4.67%) SAN
4 6 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (3.33%) Internet
5 5 (3.33%) NAS
6 3 (2.00%) Firewall
6 3 (2.00%) LAN
6 3 (2.00%) WAN
7 2 (1.33%) MPLS
7 2 (1.33%) OSPF
7 2 (1.33%) BGP
7 2 (1.33%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.67%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.67%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.67%) Wireless
8 1 (0.67%) 3G
8 1 (0.67%) SSL
8 1 (0.67%) FTP
8 1 (0.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.33%) SQL Server
1 14 (9.33%) Azure SQL Database
2 7 (4.67%) NoSQL
3 5 (3.33%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (2.67%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.00%) Big Data
6 2 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.67%) CouchDB
7 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 29 (19.33%) Jenkins
2 24 (16.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 18 (12.00%) Git (software)
4 10 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (4.67%) Selenium
6 4 (2.67%) TeamCity
6 4 (2.67%) Cucumber
6 4 (2.67%) Visual Studio
7 3 (2.00%) MSTest
8 2 (1.33%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.67%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.67%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.67%) Fiddler
General
1 10 (6.67%) Games
2 3 (2.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.33%) Retail
4 1 (0.67%) Marketing
4 1 (0.67%) Advertising
4 1 (0.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 67 (44.67%) Developer
2 19 (12.67%) .NET Developer
3 15 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (8.00%) Architect
5 10 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
6 8 (5.33%) Analyst
6 8 (5.33%) Consultant
7 7 (4.67%) Tester
7 7 (4.67%) Support Analyst
7 7 (4.67%) Support Engineer
7 7 (4.67%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 7 (4.67%) Automation Tester
8 6 (4.00%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (4.00%) Linux Engineer
8 6 (4.00%) Technical Specialist
8 6 (4.00%) C# Developer
8 6 (4.00%) Web Developer
8 6 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (3.33%) Systems Support
9 5 (3.33%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (31.33%) .NET
2 24 (16.00%) ASP.NET
3 22 (14.67%) HTML
4 20 (13.33%) CSS
5 19 (12.67%) ASP.NET Web API
6 17 (11.33%) Ruby on Rails
7 16 (10.67%) WCF
8 14 (9.33%) ASP.NET MVC
9 13 (8.67%) Web Services
10 11 (7.33%) HTML5
11 10 (6.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 10 (6.67%) .NET Framework
12 9 (6.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 8 (5.33%) jQuery
14 6 (4.00%) WPF
14 6 (4.00%) CSS3
15 5 (3.33%) Managed Extensibility Framework
15 5 (3.33%) XML
15 5 (3.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 5 (3.33%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.00%) PKI
2 5 (3.33%) Inversion of Control
2 5 (3.33%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.67%) Replication
4 2 (1.33%) Clustering
4 2 (1.33%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.33%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.33%) Online Games
4 2 (1.33%) Social Media
4 2 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.67%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.67%) iPad
5 1 (0.67%) User Experience
5 1 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.67%) Open Source
5 1 (0.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 78 (52.00%) Windows
2 47 (31.33%) Linux
3 28 (18.67%) UNIX
4 27 (18.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (14.67%) Mac OS X
7 5 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.33%) Windows Phone 8
8 2 (1.33%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.67%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.67%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (42.00%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (21.33%) Configuration Management
2 32 (21.33%) MVC
3 26 (17.33%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (14.00%) Scrum
5 19 (12.67%) ITIL
6 14 (9.33%) CRM
7 11 (7.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (6.00%) Unit Testing
8 9 (6.00%) DevOps
9 7 (4.67%) Automation Testing
9 7 (4.67%) TDD
9 7 (4.67%) Migration
10 5 (3.33%) Identity Management
10 5 (3.33%) Game Development
11 4 (2.67%) Test Automation
11 4 (2.67%) Dependency Injection
11 4 (2.67%) Release Management
11 4 (2.67%) Line Management
11 4 (2.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 57 (38.00%) C#
2 49 (32.67%) PowerShell
3 42 (28.00%) SQL
4 32 (21.33%) Python
5 28 (18.67%) Ruby
6 23 (15.33%) JavaScript
7 22 (14.67%) Shell Script
8 9 (6.00%) C++
9 6 (4.00%) XAML
10 4 (2.67%) C
10 4 (2.67%) VC++
10 4 (2.67%) T-SQL
11 3 (2.00%) VBScript
11 3 (2.00%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.33%) Java
12 2 (1.33%) PHP
12 2 (1.33%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.67%) CoffeeScript
13 1 (0.67%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 18 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (6.00%) VCP4
4 7 (4.67%) MCSE
4 7 (4.67%) SC Cleared
5 6 (4.00%) MCP
6 5 (3.33%) MCSA
6 5 (3.33%) Degree
7 2 (1.33%) HND
7 2 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.33%) MCTS
7 2 (1.33%) MCITP
7 2 (1.33%) CCNP
7 2 (1.33%) CCNA
7 2 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.67%) MCAD
8 1 (0.67%) MCSD
8 1 (0.67%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.67%) MCPD
System Software
1 31 (20.67%) Active Directory
2 12 (8.00%) Hyper-V
3 6 (4.00%) UAG
4 5 (3.33%) vSphere
5 2 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.33%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.33%) XenApp
5 2 (1.33%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.67%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.67%) Xen
Systems Management
1 26 (17.33%) Puppet
2 9 (6.00%) SCCM
3 6 (4.00%) SCOM
3 6 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (4.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (2.00%) SCSM
4 3 (2.00%) SCOrch
4 3 (2.00%) Windows Intune
5 2 (1.33%) SAP Afaria
5 2 (1.33%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (1.33%) Nagios
5 2 (1.33%) Foglight
5 2 (1.33%) Vagrant
5 2 (1.33%) Icinga
6 1 (0.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 64 (42.67%) Microsoft
2 17 (11.33%) VMware
3 7 (4.67%) Citrix
4 5 (3.33%) Red Hat
4 5 (3.33%) Google
5 4 (2.67%) HP
6 3 (2.00%) Cisco
6 3 (2.00%) Twitter
7 2 (1.33%) Xamarin
7 2 (1.33%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.33%) SolarWinds
7 2 (1.33%) Sencha
7 2 (1.33%) F5
8 1 (0.67%) Facebook
8 1 (0.67%) Akamai
8 1 (0.67%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.67%) Telerik
8 1 (0.67%) Symantec
8 1 (0.67%) BT
8 1 (0.67%) Oracle
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