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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 168 170 162
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 70 65 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.75% 0.78% 0.79%
As % of the Cloud Services category 19.83% 25.90% 28.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 36 35
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£350 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £338 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £406 £400
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +1.56%
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
353 251 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.78% 3.02% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 141 102
Average daily rate £400 £416 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.90% +4.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £290 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £394
% change year-on-year
- +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 10
Average hourly rate £10.00 £13.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.94 £10.70 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £45.00 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.23 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+30.62% -9.34%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +4 27 £358 -4.66% 9
Surrey +1 15 £375 - 5
Berkshire -37 8 £400 -11.11% 8
Oxfordshire - 8 £475 - 4
Middlesex - 4 £350 - 1
West Sussex - 3 £220 - 2
Kent -11 1 £350 -12.50% 2
Buckinghamshire - 1 £300 - 1
East Sussex - 1 £325 - 2
M4 Corridor - 1 £350 -
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Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 68 (48.92%) C#
2 65 (46.76%) Windows
3 63 (45.32%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (41.01%) .NET
5 45 (32.37%) Microsoft
6 40 (28.78%) Linux
7 37 (26.62%) MVC
8 33 (23.74%) PowerShell
9 32 (23.02%) Amazon AWS
10 30 (21.58%) SQL
11 29 (20.86%) JavaScript
11 29 (20.86%) Python
12 27 (19.42%) HTML
13 26 (18.71%) ASP.NET
13 26 (18.71%) Configuration Management
14 25 (17.99%) CSS
14 25 (17.99%) Continuous Integration
14 25 (17.99%) Ruby
14 25 (17.99%) Jenkins
15 24 (17.27%) UNIX
16 22 (15.83%) Puppet
17 21 (15.11%) Active Directory
18 20 (14.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 20 (14.39%) ASP.NET Web API
19 19 (13.67%) SharePoint
19 19 (13.67%) SQL Server
20 18 (12.95%) Scrum
20 18 (12.95%) Shell Script
20 18 (12.95%) Web Services
20 18 (12.95%) Mac OS X

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 19 (13.67%) SharePoint
2 12 (8.63%) BizTalk Server
3 9 (6.47%) MS Exchange
4 8 (5.76%) IIS
5 7 (5.04%) Lync
5 7 (5.04%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (4.32%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (2.88%) OpenStack
9 3 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (2.16%) Node.js
10 2 (1.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (1.44%) Confluence
11 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.72%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 17 (12.23%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.72%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (4.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 32 (23.02%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (10.79%) Office 365
3 14 (10.07%) PaaS
3 14 (10.07%) Heroku
4 8 (5.76%) IaaS
5 6 (4.32%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (3.60%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (2.16%) SaaS
8 2 (1.44%) GitHub
8 2 (1.44%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.63%) DNS
2 10 (7.19%) DHCP
3 7 (5.04%) SAN
4 6 (4.32%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (3.60%) NAS
6 4 (2.88%) Internet
7 3 (2.16%) Firewall
8 2 (1.44%) 4G
8 2 (1.44%) LAN
8 2 (1.44%) WAN
8 2 (1.44%) SSL
8 2 (1.44%) HTTP
8 2 (1.44%) 3G
8 2 (1.44%) MPLS
8 2 (1.44%) OSPF
8 2 (1.44%) BGP
8 2 (1.44%) BIG-IP
8 2 (1.44%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.72%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (0.72%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (13.67%) SQL Server
2 14 (10.07%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (4.32%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (3.60%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.88%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (2.88%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.44%) Big Data
6 2 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.44%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.72%) CouchDB
7 1 (0.72%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 25 (17.99%) Jenkins
2 20 (14.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 16 (11.51%) Git (software)
4 10 (7.19%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (5.76%) Selenium
6 7 (5.04%) MSTest
7 5 (3.60%) TeamCity
7 5 (3.60%) Visual Studio
8 4 (2.88%) Cucumber
9 3 (2.16%) JIRA
10 2 (1.44%) Fiddler
11 1 (0.72%) NUnit
11 1 (0.72%) Subversion
11 1 (0.72%) Jasmine
11 1 (0.72%) MSBuild
General
1 5 (3.60%) Games
1 5 (3.60%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.44%) Marketing
3 1 (0.72%) Retail
3 1 (0.72%) Advertising
3 1 (0.72%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 75 (53.96%) Developer
2 19 (13.67%) .NET Developer
3 14 (10.07%) C# Developer
4 13 (9.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (7.19%) Architect
6 8 (5.76%) C++ Developer
6 8 (5.76%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (5.04%) Automation Tester
7 7 (5.04%) Tester
8 6 (4.32%) Software Developer
8 6 (4.32%) BizTalk Developer
9 5 (3.60%) Linux Engineer
9 5 (3.60%) Microsoft Developer
9 5 (3.60%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (2.88%) DevOps Engineer
10 4 (2.88%) Cloud Architect
10 4 (2.88%) Support Engineer
10 4 (2.88%) Consultant
10 4 (2.88%) Technical Specialist
10 4 (2.88%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (41.01%) .NET
2 27 (19.42%) HTML
3 26 (18.71%) ASP.NET
4 25 (17.99%) CSS
5 20 (14.39%) ASP.NET Web API
6 18 (12.95%) Web Services
7 17 (12.23%) WCF
8 16 (11.51%) Ruby on Rails
9 15 (10.79%) HTML5
10 14 (10.07%) .NET Framework
11 13 (9.35%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 12 (8.63%) XML
13 10 (7.19%) Ajax
14 9 (6.47%) WPF
14 9 (6.47%) Unity DI Container
14 9 (6.47%) Managed Extensibility Framework
15 8 (5.76%) jQuery
15 8 (5.76%) ASP.NET MVC
16 6 (4.32%) CSS3
16 6 (4.32%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.47%) Inversion of Control
2 6 (4.32%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.88%) Replication
3 4 (2.88%) PKI
4 2 (1.44%) User Experience
4 2 (1.44%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.44%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.44%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.44%) Clustering
4 2 (1.44%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.44%) Social Media
5 1 (0.72%) Open Source
5 1 (0.72%) iPad
5 1 (0.72%) Online Games
5 1 (0.72%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 65 (46.76%) Windows
2 40 (28.78%) Linux
3 24 (17.27%) UNIX
4 18 (12.95%) Mac OS X
5 11 (7.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (6.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.88%) Windows 8
8 3 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.44%) Windows Phone 8
9 2 (1.44%) Windows Phone
9 2 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.44%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.72%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (45.32%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (26.62%) MVC
3 26 (18.71%) Configuration Management
4 25 (17.99%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (12.95%) Scrum
6 10 (7.19%) CRM
7 9 (6.47%) ITIL
7 9 (6.47%) DevOps
8 8 (5.76%) Unit Testing
8 8 (5.76%) Dependency Injection
9 7 (5.04%) TDD
9 7 (5.04%) Automation Testing
10 6 (4.32%) OO
10 6 (4.32%) OOD
10 6 (4.32%) SOA
10 6 (4.32%) Integration Testing
11 5 (3.60%) Test Automation
11 5 (3.60%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (3.60%) Project Management
12 4 (2.88%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 68 (48.92%) C#
2 33 (23.74%) PowerShell
3 30 (21.58%) SQL
4 29 (20.86%) JavaScript
4 29 (20.86%) Python
5 25 (17.99%) Ruby
6 18 (12.95%) Shell Script
7 16 (11.51%) C++
8 7 (5.04%) C
9 6 (4.32%) VC++
9 6 (4.32%) XAML
10 5 (3.60%) T-SQL
11 4 (2.88%) Java
11 4 (2.88%) VB.NET
12 3 (2.16%) PHP
13 2 (1.44%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.72%) VBScript
14 1 (0.72%) VB
14 1 (0.72%) CoffeeScript
14 1 (0.72%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 14 (10.07%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.47%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (5.76%) Degree
3 8 (5.76%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.60%) MCSE
5 4 (2.88%) MCP
6 3 (2.16%) MCITP
6 3 (2.16%) MCSA
7 2 (1.44%) HND
7 2 (1.44%) CCNP
7 2 (1.44%) CCNA
7 2 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.44%) MCTS
7 2 (1.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.72%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (15.11%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.32%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.88%) UAG
4 2 (1.44%) XenApp
4 2 (1.44%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.44%) vSphere
5 1 (0.72%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.72%) Xen
5 1 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 22 (15.83%) Puppet
2 7 (5.04%) SCCM
3 6 (4.32%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (4.32%) SCOM
4 4 (2.88%) Windows Intune
4 4 (2.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (2.16%) SCSM
5 3 (2.16%) SCOrch
6 2 (1.44%) Vagrant
6 2 (1.44%) SAP Afaria
6 2 (1.44%) Foglight
6 2 (1.44%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 45 (32.37%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.04%) VMware
3 5 (3.60%) Google
3 5 (3.60%) Citrix
4 4 (2.88%) HP
4 4 (2.88%) Cisco
5 3 (2.16%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.16%) Twitter
6 2 (1.44%) Xamarin
6 2 (1.44%) F5
6 2 (1.44%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.44%) SolarWinds
6 2 (1.44%) Sencha
7 1 (0.72%) Akamai
7 1 (0.72%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.72%) Telerik
7 1 (0.72%) BT
7 1 (0.72%) Symantec
7 1 (0.72%) Oracle
7 1 (0.72%) Facebook
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