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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 56 160 202
Rank change year-on-year
+104 +42
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 296 120 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.34% 1.25% 0.55%
As % of the Cloud Services category 32.49% 20.48% 16.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 64 29
Median daily rate £465 £413 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.72% +33.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £264 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £475 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+21.71% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +122.85%
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
911 586 305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.28% 6.13% 3.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 596 353 175
Median daily rate £445 £408 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.20% +16.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 8
Median hourly rate £19.61 £17.50 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.05% +37.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £10.00 £8.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.60 £39.00 £68.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £22.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-29.54% +29.41%

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 26 July 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
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 26 July 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
Berkshire +56 86 £460 +5.14% 11
Surrey +27 82 £450 -5.26% 14
Oxfordshire +36 46 £475 +7.04% 12
Hampshire +17 25 £450 - 23
West Sussex +9 19 £400 +102.53% 6
Buckinghamshire +17 13 £475 +5.55% 1
Kent +15 10 £425 +30.76% 3
Middlesex +4 8 £575 -
East Sussex -2 3 £320 -10.48% 6
M4 Corridor - 3 £725 -
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 288 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 186 (30.59%) Amazon AWS
3 171 (28.13%) SQL
4 160 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
5 151 (24.84%) .NET
6 137 (22.53%) Windows
7 128 (21.05%) SQL Server
8 126 (20.72%) C#
9 122 (20.07%) Office 365
10 119 (19.57%) PowerShell
11 116 (19.08%) DevOps
12 100 (16.45%) Java
13 98 (16.12%) Active Directory
14 92 (15.13%) PaaS
15 90 (14.80%) JavaScript
16 82 (13.49%) Web Services
17 81 (13.32%) Jenkins
18 77 (12.66%) Scrum
19 75 (12.34%) Migration
19 75 (12.34%) SharePoint
20 69 (11.35%) IaaS
21 64 (10.53%) Git (software)
22 59 (9.70%) VMware
23 57 (9.38%) Ruby
24 55 (9.05%) MS Excel
25 54 (8.88%) Azure Active Directory
26 53 (8.72%) OpenStack
27 52 (8.55%) Linux
27 52 (8.55%) DNS
27 52 (8.55%) Project Management

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 75 (12.34%) SharePoint
2 53 (8.72%) OpenStack
3 43 (7.07%) Skype for Business
4 28 (4.61%) MS Exchange
5 26 (4.28%) Tomcat
6 25 (4.11%) Elasticsearch
6 25 (4.11%) IIS
7 24 (3.95%) Cloud Foundry
8 14 (2.30%) Confluence
9 13 (2.14%) WebLogic
10 11 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2010
11 9 (1.48%) BizTalk Server
12 7 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
13 6 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (0.99%) SharePoint Server
14 5 (0.82%) Apache Spark
14 5 (0.82%) Drupal
14 5 (0.82%) Joomla!
14 5 (0.82%) WordPress
15 4 (0.66%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 55 (9.05%) MS Excel
2 19 (3.13%) MS Office
3 3 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.49%) MS Project
3 3 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (3.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.16%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 186 (30.59%) Amazon AWS
2 122 (20.07%) Office 365
3 92 (15.13%) PaaS
4 69 (11.35%) IaaS
5 54 (8.88%) Azure Active Directory
6 40 (6.58%) Cloud Computing
7 26 (4.28%) GitHub
8 21 (3.45%) SaaS
9 20 (3.29%) Heroku
10 6 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.99%) Azure Machine Learning
10 6 (0.99%) Yammer
11 5 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (0.66%) OneDrive
13 3 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.33%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
14 2 (0.33%) Google App Engine
14 2 (0.33%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 52 (8.55%) DNS
2 40 (6.58%) Skype
3 39 (6.41%) VPN
4 37 (6.09%) Firewall
5 25 (4.11%) DHCP
6 21 (3.45%) HTTP
7 19 (3.13%) Network Security
8 14 (2.30%) Internet
8 14 (2.30%) IPsec
8 14 (2.30%) TCP/IP
9 11 (1.81%) IPv6
9 11 (1.81%) WAN
10 10 (1.64%) LAN
10 10 (1.64%) LDAP
11 9 (1.48%) Software-Defined Networking
11 9 (1.48%) SSL
12 8 (1.32%) Kerberos
13 7 (1.15%) BGP
13 7 (1.15%) SAN
13 7 (1.15%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 47 (7.73%) Azure SQL Database
3 37 (6.09%) MongoDB
4 26 (4.28%) NoSQL
5 24 (3.95%) Hadoop
6 22 (3.62%) Apache Cassandra
6 22 (3.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 21 (3.45%) Couchbase
8 20 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
8 20 (3.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 19 (3.13%) Redis
10 18 (2.96%) Relational Database
10 18 (2.96%) SQL Server 2008
11 16 (2.63%) Oracle Database
11 16 (2.63%) Power BI
11 16 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 12 (1.97%) Big Data
13 11 (1.81%) RDBMS
14 10 (1.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 8 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 81 (13.32%) Jenkins
2 64 (10.53%) Git (software)
3 48 (7.89%) JIRA
4 47 (7.73%) Maven
5 46 (7.57%) Visual Studio
6 43 (7.07%) Team Foundation Server
7 36 (5.92%) JUnit
8 22 (3.62%) Cucumber
9 21 (3.45%) Mockito
10 20 (3.29%) Spock
11 14 (2.30%) NuGet
11 14 (2.30%) SoapUI
11 14 (2.30%) Talend Open Studio
12 13 (2.14%) Artifactory
12 13 (2.14%) MSBuild
13 11 (1.81%) Ant
14 9 (1.48%) Hudson
14 9 (1.48%) Subversion
15 6 (0.99%) TeamCity
16 5 (0.82%) Fiddler
General
1 32 (5.26%) Finance
2 18 (2.96%) Marketing
2 18 (2.96%) Telecoms
3 16 (2.63%) Spanish Language
4 15 (2.47%) Publishing
5 13 (2.14%) Retail
6 10 (1.64%) German Language
7 8 (1.32%) Banking
8 6 (0.99%) Billing
8 6 (0.99%) French Language
8 6 (0.99%) Portuguese Language
9 4 (0.66%) Automotive
9 4 (0.66%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.49%) Advertising
10 3 (0.49%) Games
10 3 (0.49%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.33%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.16%) Back Office
12 1 (0.16%) Electronics
12 1 (0.16%) Legal
Job Titles
1 118 (19.41%) Developer
2 89 (14.64%) Architect
3 80 (13.16%) Consultant
4 54 (8.88%) DevOps Engineer
5 52 (8.55%) Azure Engineer
6 50 (8.22%) Cloud Architect
7 40 (6.58%) Project Manager
8 38 (6.25%) C# Developer
9 37 (6.09%) Java Developer
10 36 (5.92%) .NET Developer
11 35 (5.76%) Azure Consultant
12 34 (5.59%) Azure Architect
12 34 (5.59%) Azure Developer
13 31 (5.10%) Azure DevOps
13 31 (5.10%) Support Engineer
14 30 (4.93%) Cloud Engineer
15 23 (3.78%) C# .NET Developer
16 22 (3.62%) Analyst
17 21 (3.45%) Microsoft Consultant
18 20 (3.29%) Cloud Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (24.84%) .NET
2 82 (13.49%) Web Services
3 46 (7.57%) AngularJS
3 46 (7.57%) ASP.NET
4 44 (7.24%) CSS
5 38 (6.25%) JSON
6 36 (5.92%) RESTful
7 31 (5.10%) HTML
8 29 (4.77%) ASP.NET MVC
8 29 (4.77%) Spring
9 27 (4.44%) J2EE
10 26 (4.28%) .NET Framework
10 26 (4.28%) WCF
11 24 (3.95%) JMS
12 23 (3.78%) jQuery
12 23 (3.78%) SOAP
13 22 (3.62%) XML
14 21 (3.45%) REST
15 20 (3.29%) RabbitMQ
16 18 (2.96%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 44 (7.24%) Data Centre
2 31 (5.10%) Public Cloud
3 28 (4.61%) Computer Science
4 17 (2.80%) Clustering
5 12 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (1.64%) Hybrid Cloud
6 10 (1.64%) Management Information System
7 9 (1.48%) PKI
8 7 (1.15%) Inversion of Control
8 7 (1.15%) Replication
9 6 (0.99%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (0.99%) Private Cloud
9 6 (0.99%) User Experience
10 5 (0.82%) Client/Server
10 5 (0.82%) VCE vBlock
10 5 (0.82%) Virtual Team
11 4 (0.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 3 (0.49%) Algorithms
12 3 (0.49%) BYOD
12 3 (0.49%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 137 (22.53%) Windows
2 52 (8.55%) Linux
3 48 (7.89%) Windows Server
4 20 (3.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (3.13%) VMS
6 12 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (1.64%) Unix
8 8 (1.32%) Ubuntu
8 8 (1.32%) Windows 10
9 7 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.49%) Solaris
10 3 (0.49%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.49%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.33%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.33%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.33%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.16%) CentOS
12 1 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (19.08%) DevOps
3 77 (12.66%) Scrum
4 75 (12.34%) Migration
5 52 (8.55%) Kanban
5 52 (8.55%) Project Management
6 48 (7.89%) Continuous Delivery
7 46 (7.57%) MVC
8 44 (7.24%) Configuration Management
9 42 (6.91%) ITIL
10 41 (6.74%) Business Intelligence
11 40 (6.58%) Continuous Integration
12 36 (5.92%) Software Engineering
13 35 (5.76%) TDD
14 32 (5.26%) Service Management
15 31 (5.10%) Use Case
16 30 (4.93%) Change Management
17 29 (4.77%) CRM
17 29 (4.77%) Mentoring
18 27 (4.44%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 171 (28.13%) SQL
2 126 (20.72%) C#
3 119 (19.57%) PowerShell
4 100 (16.45%) Java
5 90 (14.80%) JavaScript
6 57 (9.38%) Ruby
7 50 (8.22%) Python
8 32 (5.26%) Bash Shell
9 27 (4.44%) T-SQL
10 16 (2.63%) Go
11 14 (2.30%) C++
11 14 (2.30%) VB
11 14 (2.30%) VB.NET
12 13 (2.14%) C
12 13 (2.14%) Perl
13 11 (1.81%) PHP
14 10 (1.64%) R
14 10 (1.64%) VBScript
15 6 (0.99%) VB6
16 5 (0.82%) Scala
Qualifications
1 44 (7.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (7.07%) Degree
3 27 (4.44%) Security Cleared
4 24 (3.95%) MCSE
5 20 (3.29%) SC Cleared
6 17 (2.80%) MCTS
7 14 (2.30%) MCITP
8 9 (1.48%) MCSD
9 8 (1.32%) MCSA
10 7 (1.15%) CISSP
11 5 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (0.66%) AWS Certification
13 3 (0.49%) MCAD
13 3 (0.49%) MCP
13 3 (0.49%) MCPD
14 2 (0.33%) DV Cleared
14 2 (0.33%) PMP
14 2 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 1 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
15 1 (0.16%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.96%) QA
2 14 (2.30%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (1.32%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.33%) SLA
System Software
1 98 (16.12%) Active Directory
2 48 (7.89%) Hyper-V
3 44 (7.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (3.95%) vSphere
5 20 (3.29%) Docker
6 18 (2.96%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.99%) BitLocker
8 4 (0.66%) UAG
8 4 (0.66%) vCloud
8 4 (0.66%) XenServer
9 3 (0.49%) Xen
9 3 (0.49%) XenApp
10 2 (0.33%) KVM
10 2 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.33%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 51 (8.39%) Puppet
2 34 (5.59%) Opscode Chef
3 27 (4.44%) Ansible
4 24 (3.95%) SCCM
5 23 (3.78%) SCOM
6 20 (3.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 12 (1.97%) Microsoft Clustering
8 11 (1.81%) Microsoft Intune
9 6 (0.99%) Data Guard
9 6 (0.99%) Kubernetes
9 6 (0.99%) Oracle RMAN
9 6 (0.99%) SCVMM
10 5 (0.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 5 (0.82%) Tivoli
11 4 (0.66%) EMC NetWorker
11 4 (0.66%) SCOrch
12 3 (0.49%) HP SiteScope
12 3 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (0.49%) WSUS
13 2 (0.33%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 288 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 59 (9.70%) VMware
3 50 (8.22%) Oracle
4 18 (2.96%) Red Hat
5 15 (2.47%) Cisco
5 15 (2.47%) Splunk
6 14 (2.30%) Dynatrace
6 14 (2.30%) New Relic
6 14 (2.30%) Talend
7 13 (2.14%) AppDynamics
7 13 (2.14%) HP
8 11 (1.81%) Barracuda Networks
8 11 (1.81%) Citrix
9 9 (1.48%) Dell
9 9 (1.48%) Remedy
10 7 (1.15%) Rackspace
11 6 (0.99%) EMC
12 5 (0.82%) BMC
12 5 (0.82%) CheckPoint
12 5 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
Hampshire
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £340 - £380 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Oxfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £399 - £501 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
ECS Recruitment Group Ltd
Rate: Excellent Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
IntaPeople
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Fintrax
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Fintrax
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
West Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Square One Resources
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Square One Resources
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
Volt
Rate: £30000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday