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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 151 196 163
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -33
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 105 52 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.16% 0.58% 0.94%
As % of the Cloud Services category 23.49% 17.87% 33.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 37 42
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£425 £420 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +8.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £220 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £378 £388
% change year-on-year
-0.66% -2.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.00 -
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -
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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
447 291 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 4.94% 3.24% 2.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 165 133
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 8 5
Average hourly rate £28.00 £8.68 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+222.58% -75.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £8.03 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £12.25 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £13.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year
+92.30% -52.29%

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 29 May 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
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 29 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 May 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
Berkshire +14 32 £425 +2.40% 5
Surrey +27 26 £475 +15.85% 10
Oxfordshire +4 25 £304 -28.52% 3
Hampshire +14 15 £438 +8.02% 7
Buckinghamshire - 5 £400 - 2
Middlesex +8 3 £450 -35.71%
West Sussex -24 1 £475 +115.90%
East Sussex - 1 £225 -
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 120 (59.70%) Windows
2 99 (49.25%) Amazon AWS
3 79 (39.30%) Agile Software Development
4 75 (37.31%) Microsoft
4 75 (37.31%) PowerShell
5 74 (36.82%) Linux
6 59 (29.35%) C#
7 53 (26.37%) .NET
8 50 (24.88%) UNIX
8 50 (24.88%) Configuration Management
9 45 (22.39%) SQL
10 44 (21.89%) Python
11 43 (21.39%) Puppet
12 42 (20.90%) Ruby
13 40 (19.90%) Jenkins
14 39 (19.40%) VMware
15 36 (17.91%) Windows Server 2012
16 35 (17.41%) Active Directory
16 35 (17.41%) DNS
17 33 (16.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 32 (15.92%) Mac OS X
18 32 (15.92%) Shell Script
19 31 (15.42%) Continuous Integration
20 30 (14.93%) Windows Server 2008
20 30 (14.93%) Git (software)
21 29 (14.43%) ASP.NET
21 29 (14.43%) ITIL
22 27 (13.43%) MVC
23 26 (12.94%) SharePoint
23 26 (12.94%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 26 (12.94%) SharePoint
2 25 (12.44%) IIS
3 12 (5.97%) MS Exchange
3 12 (5.97%) SharePoint 2013
4 10 (4.98%) CMS
4 10 (4.98%) OpenStack
5 9 (4.48%) Lync
5 9 (4.48%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (3.98%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (3.98%) Node.js
7 4 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.49%) Orchard CMS
8 3 (1.49%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.50%) Facebook Platform
10 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.50%) Drupal
10 1 (0.50%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (2.99%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.00%) MS Office
3 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (6.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 99 (49.25%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (10.95%) Heroku
3 21 (10.45%) Office 365
4 19 (9.45%) IaaS
5 11 (5.47%) PaaS
6 10 (4.98%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (4.98%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (2.99%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (1.99%) Yammer
8 4 (1.99%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (1.99%) SaaS
9 2 (1.00%) Mimecast
9 2 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 35 (17.41%) DNS
2 17 (8.46%) DHCP
2 17 (8.46%) SAN
3 16 (7.96%) WAN
3 16 (7.96%) Network Security
4 11 (5.47%) ADSL
4 11 (5.47%) Firewall
5 9 (4.48%) Internet
6 6 (2.99%) VPN
7 5 (2.49%) NAS
7 5 (2.49%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (2.49%) LAN
8 4 (1.99%) Wireless
9 3 (1.49%) IPv6
10 2 (1.00%) Broadband
10 2 (1.00%) SSL
10 2 (1.00%) MPLS
10 2 (1.00%) VLAN
10 2 (1.00%) Cisco Nexus
11 1 (0.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.96%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.97%) NoSQL
3 10 (4.98%) MongoDB
4 7 (3.48%) Apache Cassandra
4 7 (3.48%) Big Data
5 6 (2.99%) Azure SQL Database
6 5 (2.49%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (1.99%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 40 (19.90%) Jenkins
2 33 (16.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 30 (14.93%) Git (software)
4 10 (4.98%) Selenium
5 8 (3.98%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (3.48%) MSTest
6 7 (3.48%) NUnit
7 6 (2.99%) JIRA
7 6 (2.99%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (1.99%) Visual Studio
8 4 (1.99%) Ant
8 4 (1.99%) Subversion
8 4 (1.99%) Maven
9 3 (1.49%) MSBuild
9 3 (1.49%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.00%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.50%) WebDriver
11 1 (0.50%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.50%) Fiddler
General
1 15 (7.46%) Games
2 5 (2.49%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.49%) Marketing
3 3 (1.49%) Multimedia
4 2 (1.00%) Finance
4 2 (1.00%) Billing
5 1 (0.50%) Retail
5 1 (0.50%) Advertising
5 1 (0.50%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 77 (38.31%) Developer
2 24 (11.94%) Architect
2 24 (11.94%) Consultant
3 18 (8.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 18 (8.96%) .NET Developer
4 17 (8.46%) Analyst
5 13 (6.47%) Web Developer
5 13 (6.47%) Support Analyst
5 13 (6.47%) 3rd Line Support
6 11 (5.47%) Cloud Architect
7 10 (4.98%) Infrastructure Architect
7 10 (4.98%) C# Developer
7 10 (4.98%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 9 (4.48%) Development Engineer
8 9 (4.48%) Active Directory Consultant
8 9 (4.48%) Support Engineer
8 9 (4.48%) Systems Engineer
9 8 (3.98%) Systems Analyst
9 8 (3.98%) Applications Support
9 8 (3.98%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (26.37%) .NET
2 29 (14.43%) ASP.NET
3 25 (12.44%) ASP.NET Web API
4 24 (11.94%) Ruby on Rails
5 22 (10.95%) HTML
5 22 (10.95%) CSS
6 15 (7.46%) WCF
6 15 (7.46%) jQuery
7 12 (5.97%) ASP.NET MVC
8 11 (5.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 11 (5.47%) AngularJS
8 11 (5.47%) Web Services
9 10 (4.98%) KnockoutJS
10 7 (3.48%) Task Parallel Library
10 7 (3.48%) Reactive Extensions
10 7 (3.48%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 7 (3.48%) .NET Framework
10 7 (3.48%) JSON
11 6 (2.99%) XML
11 6 (2.99%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.95%) Data Centre
2 13 (6.47%) PKI
3 8 (3.98%) Online Games
4 7 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.48%) Replication
5 4 (1.99%) Private Cloud
5 4 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.99%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.99%) User Experience
6 3 (1.49%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.49%) Streaming Video
7 2 (1.00%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.00%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.00%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.00%) Clustering
7 2 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.50%) BYOD
8 1 (0.50%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.50%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 120 (59.70%) Windows
2 74 (36.82%) Linux
3 50 (24.88%) UNIX
4 36 (17.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (15.92%) Mac OS X
6 30 (14.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (2.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.00%) VMS
10 1 (0.50%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.50%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (39.30%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (24.88%) Configuration Management
3 31 (15.42%) Continuous Integration
4 29 (14.43%) ITIL
5 27 (13.43%) MVC
6 26 (12.94%) Scrum
7 22 (10.95%) Continuous Delivery
8 17 (8.46%) CRM
9 15 (7.46%) Migration
9 15 (7.46%) DevOps
10 14 (6.97%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (6.97%) Load Balancing
11 12 (5.97%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (5.47%) Content Management
13 10 (4.98%) TDD
14 9 (4.48%) Software Deployment
15 7 (3.48%) Automated Testing
15 7 (3.48%) Change Management
15 7 (3.48%) Identity Management
16 6 (2.99%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 75 (37.31%) PowerShell
2 59 (29.35%) C#
3 45 (22.39%) SQL
4 44 (21.89%) Python
5 42 (20.90%) Ruby
6 32 (15.92%) Shell Script
7 23 (11.44%) JavaScript
8 17 (8.46%) Go
9 7 (3.48%) VBScript
10 6 (2.99%) Java
11 4 (1.99%) C
11 4 (1.99%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.49%) C++
13 2 (1.00%) PHP
13 2 (1.00%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.50%) Bourne shell
14 1 (0.50%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 21 (10.45%) Security Cleared
2 15 (7.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (3.98%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.99%) MCP
4 6 (2.99%) MCSE
4 6 (2.99%) MCSA
4 6 (2.99%) Degree
4 6 (2.99%) MCITP
5 5 (2.49%) MCTS
6 2 (1.00%) MCSD
6 2 (1.00%) CCNP
6 2 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.50%) MCPD
7 1 (0.50%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.50%) CCNA
7 1 (0.50%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (0.50%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (17.41%) Active Directory
2 24 (11.94%) Hyper-V
3 15 (7.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (4.98%) vSphere
5 7 (3.48%) VMware ESX
6 6 (2.99%) UAG
7 2 (1.00%) XenServer
8 1 (0.50%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.50%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 43 (21.39%) Puppet
2 14 (6.97%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (3.98%) SCCM
4 6 (2.99%) Nagios
4 6 (2.99%) Icinga
4 6 (2.99%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 4 (1.99%) WSUS
6 3 (1.49%) SCOM
7 2 (1.00%) Windows Intune
7 2 (1.00%) Vagrant
7 2 (1.00%) SAP Afaria
8 1 (0.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.50%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 75 (37.31%) Microsoft
2 39 (19.40%) VMware
3 15 (7.46%) Cisco
4 12 (5.97%) Juniper
5 9 (4.48%) Google
5 9 (4.48%) Red Hat
6 7 (3.48%) Oracle
7 6 (2.99%) Citrix
8 4 (1.99%) HP
9 2 (1.00%) Barracuda Networks
9 2 (1.00%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.50%) Aruba
10 1 (0.50%) SolarWinds
10 1 (0.50%) F5
10 1 (0.50%) Facebook
10 1 (0.50%) Twitter
10 1 (0.50%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.50%) NetApp
10 1 (0.50%) Symantec
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