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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 205 144 192
Rank change year-on-year
-61 +48
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 52 93 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.52% 1.09% 0.45%
As % of the Cloud Services category 15.16% 31.31% 23.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 42 26
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£350 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £301 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
343 297 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.46% 3.48% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 170 100
Average daily rate £401 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 7
Average hourly rate £10.18 £30.25 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.35% +68.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.71 £18.45 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.48 £42.05 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.18% -9.93%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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
Surrey +3 20 £375 - 3
Hampshire -11 9 £344 -8.33% 7
Berkshire -53 8 £400 -11.11% 4
Oxfordshire -22 3 £350 +13.82% 9
Middlesex - 3 - -
Kent -10 2 £438 +36.71%
Buckinghamshire - 2 £350 -
West Sussex -3 1 £220 -58.09%
East Sussex - 1 £325 -
Sussex - - - -
Thames Valley - - - -
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Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 81 (63.28%) C#
2 72 (56.25%) .NET
3 64 (50.00%) Windows
4 52 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
5 44 (34.38%) MVC
6 37 (28.91%) Microsoft
7 35 (27.34%) ASP.NET
8 34 (26.56%) JavaScript
9 32 (25.00%) HTML
10 31 (24.22%) SQL
11 30 (23.44%) SQL Server
12 29 (22.66%) CSS
13 27 (21.09%) WCF
14 23 (17.97%) XML
15 22 (17.19%) Web Services
16 21 (16.41%) HTML5
17 20 (15.63%) ASP.NET Web API
17 20 (15.63%) Amazon AWS
18 19 (14.84%) .NET Framework
18 19 (14.84%) Linux
19 17 (13.28%) C++
19 17 (13.28%) MS Excel
20 16 (12.50%) Scrum
20 16 (12.50%) PowerShell
20 16 (12.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
21 15 (11.72%) Active Directory
22 14 (10.94%) DNS
22 14 (10.94%) PaaS
22 14 (10.94%) Ajax
23 13 (10.16%) BizTalk Server

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 13 (10.16%) BizTalk Server
2 12 (9.38%) SharePoint
3 9 (7.03%) IIS
4 6 (4.69%) MS Exchange
5 5 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (3.13%) Lync
6 4 (3.13%) OpenStack
7 3 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (2.34%) Node.js
7 3 (2.34%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.56%) Confluence
8 2 (1.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 17 (13.28%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.78%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.56%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 20 (15.63%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (10.94%) PaaS
3 9 (7.03%) Office 365
4 7 (5.47%) IaaS
5 5 (3.91%) SaaS
5 5 (3.91%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (3.13%) Heroku
7 2 (1.56%) GitHub
7 2 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.94%) DNS
2 9 (7.03%) DHCP
3 6 (4.69%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (3.91%) Internet
4 5 (3.91%) SAN
5 4 (3.13%) Firewall
6 3 (2.34%) LAN
6 3 (2.34%) WAN
6 3 (2.34%) 3G
6 3 (2.34%) MPLS
6 3 (2.34%) 4G
7 2 (1.56%) BIG-IP
7 2 (1.56%) Wireshark
7 2 (1.56%) OSPF
7 2 (1.56%) BGP
7 2 (1.56%) HTTP
7 2 (1.56%) SSL
8 1 (0.78%) VoIP
8 1 (0.78%) GPRS
8 1 (0.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (23.44%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.59%) Azure SQL Database
3 10 (7.81%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (7.03%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (3.13%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.34%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (1.56%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.56%) Big Data
7 2 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.78%) MySQL
8 1 (0.78%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (7.81%) Jenkins
1 10 (7.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (5.47%) Visual Studio
2 7 (5.47%) MSTest
2 7 (5.47%) Selenium
3 6 (4.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 6 (4.69%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.13%) TeamCity
5 3 (2.34%) JIRA
5 3 (2.34%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.56%) Subversion
6 2 (1.56%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.78%) NUnit
7 1 (0.78%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.78%) Jasmine
General
1 6 (4.69%) Telecoms
2 4 (3.13%) Marketing
2 4 (3.13%) Games
3 1 (0.78%) Publishing
3 1 (0.78%) Retail
3 1 (0.78%) Billing
Job Titles
1 80 (62.50%) Developer
2 24 (18.75%) .NET Developer
3 18 (14.06%) C# Developer
4 10 (7.81%) C# .NET Developer
4 10 (7.81%) BizTalk Developer
5 9 (7.03%) Web Developer
6 8 (6.25%) C++ Developer
6 8 (6.25%) Software Developer
7 7 (5.47%) Architect
7 7 (5.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (4.69%) Automation Tester
8 6 (4.69%) Tester
9 5 (3.91%) Microsoft Developer
10 4 (3.13%) Consultant
10 4 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
11 3 (2.34%) Support Engineer
11 3 (2.34%) Field Engineer
11 3 (2.34%) Software Engineer
11 3 (2.34%) JavaScript Developer
11 3 (2.34%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (56.25%) .NET
2 35 (27.34%) ASP.NET
3 32 (25.00%) HTML
4 29 (22.66%) CSS
5 27 (21.09%) WCF
6 23 (17.97%) XML
7 22 (17.19%) Web Services
8 21 (16.41%) HTML5
9 20 (15.63%) ASP.NET Web API
10 19 (14.84%) .NET Framework
11 16 (12.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 14 (10.94%) Ajax
13 11 (8.59%) XSLT
13 11 (8.59%) jQuery
14 9 (7.03%) WPF
14 9 (7.03%) Managed Extensibility Framework
14 9 (7.03%) Unity DI Container
15 8 (6.25%) AppFabric
16 6 (4.69%) AngularJS
16 6 (4.69%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.03%) Inversion of Control
2 5 (3.91%) Computer Science
2 5 (3.91%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.13%) Replication
4 3 (2.34%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.34%) IPTV
4 3 (2.34%) PKI
4 3 (2.34%) Social Media
4 3 (2.34%) User Experience
5 2 (1.56%) Clustering
5 2 (1.56%) Wiki
5 2 (1.56%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.56%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.78%) Open Source
6 1 (0.78%) Online Games
6 1 (0.78%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 64 (50.00%) Windows
2 19 (14.84%) Linux
3 8 (6.25%) UNIX
4 7 (5.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (5.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (3.13%) Windows 8
5 4 (3.13%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.56%) Windows Phone
6 2 (1.56%) Windows Phone 8
6 2 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.56%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.78%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (34.38%) MVC
3 16 (12.50%) Scrum
4 11 (8.59%) OO
4 11 (8.59%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (8.59%) Unit Testing
5 10 (7.81%) ITIL
5 10 (7.81%) SOA
6 9 (7.03%) Configuration Management
6 9 (7.03%) Web Development
7 8 (6.25%) DevOps
7 8 (6.25%) Dependency Injection
7 8 (6.25%) Project Management
7 8 (6.25%) OOD
7 8 (6.25%) CRM
8 7 (5.47%) TDD
9 6 (4.69%) Automation Testing
9 6 (4.69%) Integration Testing
10 4 (3.13%) Test Automation
10 4 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 81 (63.28%) C#
2 34 (26.56%) JavaScript
3 31 (24.22%) SQL
4 17 (13.28%) C++
5 16 (12.50%) PowerShell
6 12 (9.38%) Python
7 9 (7.03%) Ruby
8 7 (5.47%) C
8 7 (5.47%) VB.NET
9 6 (4.69%) XAML
9 6 (4.69%) T-SQL
9 6 (4.69%) VC++
10 4 (3.13%) Shell Script
11 3 (2.34%) VBScript
11 3 (2.34%) VB
11 3 (2.34%) Java
12 2 (1.56%) PHP
13 1 (0.78%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.78%) CoffeeScript
13 1 (0.78%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (8.59%) Security Cleared
2 10 (7.81%) SC Cleared
2 10 (7.81%) Degree
3 7 (5.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (3.91%) MCSE
5 3 (2.34%) MCSA
5 3 (2.34%) MCP
5 3 (2.34%) CCNA
5 3 (2.34%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.56%) MCITP
6 2 (1.56%) MCTS
6 2 (1.56%) CCNP
6 2 (1.56%) HND
7 1 (0.78%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (11.72%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.34%) UAG
4 2 (1.56%) vSphere
4 2 (1.56%) XenApp
4 2 (1.56%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.78%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.78%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (5.47%) SCCM
2 6 (4.69%) Puppet
2 6 (4.69%) SCOM
3 3 (2.34%) Windows Intune
3 3 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.34%) SCOrch
3 3 (2.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (2.34%) SCSM
4 2 (1.56%) SAP Afaria
4 2 (1.56%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (1.56%) Foglight
5 1 (0.78%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 37 (28.91%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.25%) VMware
3 5 (3.91%) Cisco
4 4 (3.13%) Citrix
5 3 (2.34%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.56%) F5
6 2 (1.56%) Sencha
6 2 (1.56%) Twitter
6 2 (1.56%) Telerik
6 2 (1.56%) Omniture
6 2 (1.56%) Google
6 2 (1.56%) SolarWinds
6 2 (1.56%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.78%) BT
7 1 (0.78%) HP
7 1 (0.78%) EMC
7 1 (0.78%) Veeam
7 1 (0.78%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.78%) Akamai
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