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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
England / South East
Rank 60 111 176
Rank change year-on-year
+51 +65
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 247 171 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.21% 1.96% 0.92%
As % of the Cloud Services category 29.23% 24.89% 21.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 104 51
Median daily rate £464 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.05% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £342 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £598 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 5
Median hourly rate £14.75 £19.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.33% -22.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £19.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.66 £19.50 £28.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £35.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-57.85% +34.61%

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
845 687 427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.98% 7.86% 4.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 536 456 231
Median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £310 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £595 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 14
Median hourly rate £15.00 £19.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.05% +2.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.50 £9.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £60.00 £28.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-12.79% -13.35%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017. 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 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 +18 71 £475 +11.76% 12
Hampshire +46 62 £425 -32.00% 25
Surrey +19 38 £363 +1.44% 19
Oxfordshire +12 26 £488 +2.63% 19
West Sussex +1 17 £500 - 6
East Sussex +20 15 £325 - 4
Buckinghamshire -4 7 £400 -11.11% 8
Kent 0 6 £450 -18.18% 2
Middlesex +5 2 - - 1
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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.

1 212 (40.15%) Microsoft
2 205 (38.83%) Amazon AWS
3 132 (25.00%) .NET
3 132 (25.00%) Windows
4 117 (22.16%) SQL
5 114 (21.59%) C#
5 114 (21.59%) Agile Software Development
6 104 (19.70%) Active Directory
7 102 (19.32%) Office 365
8 94 (17.80%) SQL Server
9 91 (17.23%) Migration
10 89 (16.86%) Web Services
11 75 (14.20%) JavaScript
12 74 (14.02%) VMware
12 74 (14.02%) PaaS
13 72 (13.64%) IaaS
14 65 (12.31%) DevOps
15 64 (12.12%) PowerShell
16 60 (11.36%) MVC
17 55 (10.42%) ASP.NET
17 55 (10.42%) MS Excel
18 53 (10.04%) Puppet
19 52 (9.85%) Git (software)
19 52 (9.85%) Windows Server
19 52 (9.85%) Java
20 50 (9.47%) VMware Infrastructure
20 50 (9.47%) Windows Server 2012
21 47 (8.90%) TDD
22 46 (8.71%) Linux
23 42 (7.95%) Firewall

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 39 (7.39%) SharePoint
2 26 (4.92%) OpenStack
3 21 (3.98%) Skype for Business
4 20 (3.79%) MS Exchange
5 18 (3.41%) IIS
6 14 (2.65%) Apache
6 14 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2010
7 12 (2.27%) Apache Pig
8 11 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
8 11 (2.08%) Cloud Foundry
8 11 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
9 10 (1.89%) CMS
10 9 (1.70%) Apache Spark
10 9 (1.70%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (1.52%) Apache Solr
12 6 (1.14%) Confluence
12 6 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (1.14%) Sitecore CMS
13 5 (0.95%) nginx
13 5 (0.95%) Umbraco
Applications
1 55 (10.42%) MS Excel
2 23 (4.36%) MS Office
3 5 (0.95%) MS Project
4 2 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.38%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.19%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 29 (5.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.19%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 205 (38.83%) Amazon AWS
2 102 (19.32%) Office 365
3 74 (14.02%) PaaS
4 72 (13.64%) IaaS
5 37 (7.01%) Azure Active Directory
6 25 (4.73%) Cloud Computing
7 18 (3.41%) SaaS
8 13 (2.46%) AWS CloudTrail
9 10 (1.89%) Heroku
10 7 (1.33%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (1.33%) IBM Cloud
10 7 (1.33%) SoftLayer
11 6 (1.14%) Boomi
12 5 (0.95%) GitHub
13 4 (0.76%) Amazon S3
13 4 (0.76%) G Suite
13 4 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 4 (0.76%) Yammer
14 3 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
14 3 (0.57%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 42 (7.95%) Firewall
2 29 (5.49%) WAN
3 27 (5.11%) DNS
3 27 (5.11%) LAN
4 18 (3.41%) DHCP
5 16 (3.03%) Skype
5 16 (3.03%) VPN
6 15 (2.84%) Kerberos
7 13 (2.46%) Internet
7 13 (2.46%) TCP/IP
8 10 (1.89%) NetScaler
9 9 (1.70%) MPLS
9 9 (1.70%) Network Security
10 7 (1.33%) Intranet
10 7 (1.33%) SAN
11 5 (0.95%) Intrusion Detection
12 4 (0.76%) LDAP
12 4 (0.76%) VoIP
12 4 (0.76%) VSAN
13 3 (0.57%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (17.80%) SQL Server
2 33 (6.25%) Big Data
3 29 (5.49%) NoSQL
4 28 (5.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 22 (4.17%) Apache Cassandra
5 22 (4.17%) Azure SQL Database
6 20 (3.79%) MySQL
7 19 (3.60%) Hadoop
8 18 (3.41%) Relational Database
9 16 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
10 15 (2.84%) SQL Server 2014
11 12 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 12 (2.27%) Sqoop
12 11 (2.08%) Apache Hive
12 11 (2.08%) Power BI
12 11 (2.08%) Redis
12 11 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
13 10 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (1.89%) HBase
14 9 (1.70%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 52 (9.85%) Git (software)
2 35 (6.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 27 (5.11%) Visual Studio
4 23 (4.36%) Jenkins
5 20 (3.79%) JIRA
5 20 (3.79%) Selenium
6 11 (2.08%) TeamCity
7 10 (1.89%) Vagrant
8 9 (1.70%) MSTest
8 9 (1.70%) Visual Studio Team System
9 7 (1.33%) Cucumber
9 7 (1.33%) Grunt
9 7 (1.33%) Subversion
9 7 (1.33%) WebDriver
10 5 (0.95%) Bower
10 5 (0.95%) Jasmine
10 5 (0.95%) Moq
10 5 (0.95%) NuGet
10 5 (0.95%) SpecFlow
10 5 (0.95%) webpack
General
1 41 (7.77%) Finance
2 16 (3.03%) Advertising
2 16 (3.03%) Retail
2 16 (3.03%) Telecoms
3 10 (1.89%) Publishing
4 9 (1.70%) Banking
4 9 (1.70%) Marketing
5 5 (0.95%) Automotive
6 4 (0.76%) Back Office
6 4 (0.76%) Games
6 4 (0.76%) German Language
7 3 (0.57%) Billing
7 3 (0.57%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.38%) Electronics
8 2 (0.38%) Legal
9 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.19%) Military
Job Titles
1 122 (23.11%) Developer
2 120 (22.73%) Architect
3 61 (11.55%) .NET Developer
4 46 (8.71%) Consultant
5 40 (7.58%) Azure Architect
5 40 (7.58%) Cloud Architect
6 37 (7.01%) C# Developer
7 32 (6.06%) Azure Developer
8 31 (5.87%) Solutions Architect
9 28 (5.30%) Project Manager
10 23 (4.36%) Azure Engineer
11 22 (4.17%) Administrator
11 22 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
11 22 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 21 (3.98%) C# .NET Developer
13 20 (3.79%) Azure Consultant
14 18 (3.41%) Cloud Engineer
15 15 (2.84%) Data Architect
16 14 (2.65%) Software Developer
16 14 (2.65%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (25.00%) .NET
2 89 (16.86%) Web Services
3 55 (10.42%) ASP.NET
4 41 (7.77%) .NET Framework
5 40 (7.58%) AngularJS
5 40 (7.58%) WCF
6 38 (7.20%) ASP.NET Web API
6 38 (7.20%) CSS
7 37 (7.01%) HTML
8 27 (5.11%) REST
9 26 (4.92%) HTML5
9 26 (4.92%) RESTful
10 23 (4.36%) ASP.NET MVC
11 22 (4.17%) React
12 19 (3.60%) Entity Framework
12 19 (3.60%) jQuery
13 16 (3.03%) Node.js
14 15 (2.84%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 15 (2.84%) RabbitMQ
14 15 (2.84%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (7.20%) Data Centre
2 35 (6.63%) Public Cloud
3 19 (3.60%) Management Information System
4 18 (3.41%) Hybrid Cloud
5 12 (2.27%) Mobile App
6 11 (2.08%) Linux Command Line
6 11 (2.08%) User Experience
7 10 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (1.89%) Computer Science
7 10 (1.89%) PMI
7 10 (1.89%) Replication
8 9 (1.70%) Grid Computing
8 9 (1.70%) Private Cloud
9 8 (1.52%) BYOD
9 8 (1.52%) PKI
10 7 (1.33%) Clustering
11 6 (1.14%) Data Structures
12 5 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (0.95%) FlexPod
13 4 (0.76%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 132 (25.00%) Windows
2 52 (9.85%) Windows Server
3 50 (9.47%) Windows Server 2012
4 46 (8.71%) Linux
5 36 (6.82%) Windows 10
6 33 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (3.41%) Unix
7 18 (3.41%) Windows 7
8 11 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (1.89%) Apple iOS
10 9 (1.70%) Windows 8
11 6 (1.14%) Android
12 5 (0.95%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.76%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (0.57%) CentOS
14 3 (0.57%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.57%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.38%) VMS
15 2 (0.38%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (21.59%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (17.23%) Migration
3 65 (12.31%) DevOps
4 60 (11.36%) MVC
5 47 (8.90%) TDD
6 41 (7.77%) Scrum
7 39 (7.39%) ITIL
8 37 (7.01%) CRM
9 34 (6.44%) Continuous Integration
10 30 (5.68%) Configuration Management
10 30 (5.68%) TOGAF
11 25 (4.73%) Analytics
11 25 (4.73%) ETL
12 24 (4.55%) BDD
12 24 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
12 24 (4.55%) Data Migration
13 23 (4.36%) Project Management
14 22 (4.17%) ERP
14 22 (4.17%) PRINCE2
14 22 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 117 (22.16%) SQL
2 114 (21.59%) C#
3 75 (14.20%) JavaScript
4 64 (12.12%) PowerShell
5 52 (9.85%) Java
6 30 (5.68%) Python
7 29 (5.49%) Ruby
8 23 (4.36%) T-SQL
9 19 (3.60%) Bash Shell
10 13 (2.46%) C
10 13 (2.46%) Perl
11 12 (2.27%) TypeScript
12 11 (2.08%) C++
12 11 (2.08%) Go
13 10 (1.89%) VB
14 7 (1.33%) VB.NET
15 6 (1.14%) F#
16 5 (0.95%) ES6
16 5 (0.95%) PHP
17 4 (0.76%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (4.17%) Degree
2 22 (4.17%) Security Cleared
3 19 (3.60%) MCSE
4 17 (3.22%) SC Cleared
5 12 (2.27%) PMI Certification
5 12 (2.27%) PMP
6 6 (1.14%) CISSP
7 5 (0.95%) CCNP
7 5 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (0.76%) MCSA
8 4 (0.76%) MCSD
8 4 (0.76%) VCDX
8 4 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.57%) CCNA
10 2 (0.38%) CISA
10 2 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.38%) MCP
10 2 (0.38%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.46%) PCI DSS
2 12 (2.27%) Disclosure Scotland
3 10 (1.89%) QA
4 8 (1.52%) SLA
5 5 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.76%) GDPR
7 2 (0.38%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.19%) COBIT
8 1 (0.19%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 104 (19.70%) Active Directory
2 50 (9.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (7.77%) vSphere
4 32 (6.06%) Hyper-V
5 25 (4.73%) Docker
6 14 (2.65%) XenApp
7 12 (2.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 12 (2.27%) HDFS
8 11 (2.08%) vCloud
9 10 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
9 10 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (1.70%) Oracle RAC
10 9 (1.70%) Virtual Desktop
10 9 (1.70%) XenDesktop
11 8 (1.52%) Apache Flume
12 2 (0.38%) VMware ESX
12 2 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.19%) Shibboleth
13 1 (0.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 53 (10.04%) Puppet
2 38 (7.20%) Opscode Chef
3 34 (6.44%) Ansible
4 28 (5.30%) SCCM
5 21 (3.98%) SCOM
6 11 (2.08%) Ambari
6 11 (2.08%) Hadoop YARN
6 11 (2.08%) Oozie
7 10 (1.89%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 8 (1.52%) Microsoft Intune
9 7 (1.33%) Nagios
10 6 (1.14%) vRealize
11 5 (0.95%) Microsoft Clustering
12 4 (0.76%) AppDNA
12 4 (0.76%) Backup Exec
12 4 (0.76%) EdgeSight
12 4 (0.76%) Terraform
13 3 (0.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 3 (0.57%) Kubernetes
13 3 (0.57%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 212 (40.15%) Microsoft
2 74 (14.02%) VMware
3 36 (6.82%) Oracle
4 29 (5.49%) Citrix
5 27 (5.11%) Cisco
6 15 (2.84%) SAP
7 13 (2.46%) ESRI
8 11 (2.08%) Google
8 11 (2.08%) Xamarin
9 10 (1.89%) Bluefish Communications
10 9 (1.70%) CheckPoint
10 9 (1.70%) Hortonworks
10 9 (1.70%) IBM
10 9 (1.70%) Teradata
11 8 (1.52%) Dell
12 7 (1.33%) HP
12 7 (1.33%) NetApp
13 6 (1.14%) Sitecore
14 5 (0.95%) F5
14 5 (0.95%) Nimsoft
Staines, Middlesex
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £650 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £375 - £400 per day + Potentially higher
Posted: Yesterday
Reading
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
FT Select
Rate: From £475 to £525 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Colston Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Andover
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £225 to £300 per day
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