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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 170 145 220
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +75
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 72 88 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.79% 0.99% 0.33%
As % of the Cloud Services category 22.57% 33.59% 25.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 47 11
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £201 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £363 £400
% change year-on-year
+11.03% -9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - £13.50
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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
319 262 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.49% 2.96% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 159 53
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £208 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £315 £350
% change year-on-year
+26.98% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
Average hourly rate £16.50 £31.00 £13.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.77% +136.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £30.60 £12.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £137.40 £36.20 £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £36.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-52.41% +39.42%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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
Berkshire +19 42 £450 +12.50% 7
Oxfordshire -2 11 £225 -47.05% 5
Surrey -14 7 £400 +109.15% 7
West Sussex - 6 £220 -
Hampshire -16 3 £438 +12.90% 3
Buckinghamshire - 2 £375 -
Thames Valley +1 1 £450 -
Sussex - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - - 2
Middlesex - - - - 1
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Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 75 (60.98%) .NET
1 75 (60.98%) Windows
2 72 (58.54%) C#
3 46 (37.40%) SQL Server
4 44 (35.77%) Microsoft
5 41 (33.33%) ASP.NET
6 34 (27.64%) MVC
6 34 (27.64%) WCF
7 32 (26.02%) XML
8 28 (22.76%) JavaScript
8 28 (22.76%) Office 365
9 27 (21.95%) Amazon AWS
10 26 (21.14%) Agile Software Development
10 26 (21.14%) DNS
11 25 (20.33%) HTML
11 25 (20.33%) SQL Server 2008
12 24 (19.51%) Active Directory
13 22 (17.89%) SQL Server 2005
14 21 (17.07%) DHCP
14 21 (17.07%) CSS
15 20 (16.26%) Visual Studio
15 20 (16.26%) SQL
16 19 (15.45%) SharePoint
17 18 (14.63%) MS Exchange
17 18 (14.63%) SCCM
17 18 (14.63%) Team Foundation Server
17 18 (14.63%) Windows Server 2012
18 17 (13.82%) SOA
18 17 (13.82%) IIS
18 17 (13.82%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 19 (15.45%) SharePoint
2 18 (14.63%) MS Exchange
3 17 (13.82%) BizTalk Server
3 17 (13.82%) IIS
4 12 (9.76%) SharePoint 2013
5 11 (8.94%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (3.25%) OpenStack
8 3 (2.44%) Node.js
9 2 (1.63%) Lync
9 2 (1.63%) Confluence
10 1 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.81%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.81%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (8.94%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.63%) MS Office
3 1 (0.81%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (4.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.44%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 28 (22.76%) Office 365
2 27 (21.95%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (13.01%) IaaS
4 9 (7.32%) PaaS
5 6 (4.88%) SaaS
6 4 (3.25%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.63%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 26 (21.14%) DNS
2 21 (17.07%) DHCP
3 17 (13.82%) Internet
4 14 (11.38%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (4.88%) Firewall
6 3 (2.44%) SAN
7 2 (1.63%) 3G
7 2 (1.63%) VoIP
7 2 (1.63%) 4G
8 1 (0.81%) WAN
8 1 (0.81%) GPRS
8 1 (0.81%) LAN
8 1 (0.81%) HTTP
8 1 (0.81%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.81%) SSL
8 1 (0.81%) MPLS
8 1 (0.81%) DMZ
8 1 (0.81%) Wireless
8 1 (0.81%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.81%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (37.40%) SQL Server
2 25 (20.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (17.89%) SQL Server 2005
4 16 (13.01%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (4.88%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.81%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.81%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.81%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.81%) MS Access
6 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (16.26%) Visual Studio
2 18 (14.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (4.07%) MSTest
4 3 (2.44%) JIRA
5 2 (1.63%) Selenium
5 2 (1.63%) NUnit
5 2 (1.63%) Subversion
6 1 (0.81%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.81%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.81%) JSUnit
6 1 (0.81%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.81%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.81%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.81%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.81%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.81%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.81%) Grunt
6 1 (0.81%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (0.81%) Bower
General
1 7 (5.69%) Telecoms
2 6 (4.88%) Marketing
3 4 (3.25%) Billing
4 3 (2.44%) Finance
5 1 (0.81%) Legal
5 1 (0.81%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 65 (52.85%) Developer
2 16 (13.01%) BizTalk Developer
3 15 (12.20%) C# Developer
4 14 (11.38%) .NET Developer
5 13 (10.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (8.94%) Architect
7 10 (8.13%) Software Engineer
7 10 (8.13%) Web Developer
8 8 (6.50%) Consultant
9 7 (5.69%) C# .NET Developer
10 6 (4.88%) Software Developer
11 5 (4.07%) Microsoft Developer
12 4 (3.25%) Development Engineer
12 4 (3.25%) Enterprise Architect
12 4 (3.25%) C++ Developer
13 3 (2.44%) Applications Developer
13 3 (2.44%) Infrastructure Consultant
13 3 (2.44%) CRM Consultant
13 3 (2.44%) .NET Architect
13 3 (2.44%) Microsoft Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (60.98%) .NET
2 41 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 34 (27.64%) WCF
4 32 (26.02%) XML
5 25 (20.33%) HTML
6 21 (17.07%) CSS
7 17 (13.82%) Web Services
8 16 (13.01%) .NET Framework
8 16 (13.01%) HTML5
8 16 (13.01%) AppFabric
9 15 (12.20%) jQuery
10 14 (11.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 14 (11.38%) WPF
11 12 (9.76%) Ajax
12 11 (8.94%) ASP.NET Web API
13 9 (7.32%) XSLT
14 8 (6.50%) LINQ
15 5 (4.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 4 (3.25%) Unity DI Container
16 4 (3.25%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.94%) PKI
2 4 (3.25%) Computer Science
2 4 (3.25%) Inversion of Control
3 3 (2.44%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.44%) Wiki
3 3 (2.44%) IPTV
3 3 (2.44%) Replication
4 2 (1.63%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.63%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.81%) Social Media
5 1 (0.81%) Open Source
5 1 (0.81%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 75 (60.98%) Windows
2 18 (14.63%) Windows Server 2012
3 15 (12.20%) Windows 8
4 13 (10.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (9.76%) Linux
6 11 (8.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (6.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (4.07%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (27.64%) MVC
2 26 (21.14%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (13.82%) SOA
4 16 (13.01%) Scrum
5 15 (12.20%) ITIL
6 14 (11.38%) Web Development
7 11 (8.94%) Configuration Management
8 10 (8.13%) OO
9 9 (7.32%) Project Management
9 9 (7.32%) Software Engineering
9 9 (7.32%) Unit Testing
10 7 (5.69%) OOD
10 7 (5.69%) TDD
11 5 (4.07%) Identity Management
11 5 (4.07%) Service Management
11 5 (4.07%) CRM
11 5 (4.07%) Disaster Recovery
12 4 (3.25%) SEO
12 4 (3.25%) Workflow
12 4 (3.25%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 72 (58.54%) C#
2 28 (22.76%) JavaScript
3 20 (16.26%) SQL
4 9 (7.32%) C++
5 6 (4.88%) C
6 5 (4.07%) PowerShell
6 5 (4.07%) VB.NET
6 5 (4.07%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.44%) VBScript
7 3 (2.44%) VB
8 2 (1.63%) Java
8 2 (1.63%) VC++
9 1 (0.81%) Python
9 1 (0.81%) Ruby
9 1 (0.81%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (11.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (9.76%) Security Cleared
3 10 (8.13%) Degree
3 10 (8.13%) MCP
3 10 (8.13%) MCSE
3 10 (8.13%) MCSA
4 9 (7.32%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.25%) MCTS
5 4 (3.25%) MCITP
6 1 (0.81%) CCIE
6 1 (0.81%) CCNA
6 1 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (19.51%) Active Directory
2 10 (8.13%) UAG
3 6 (4.88%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.63%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.81%) XenApp
6 1 (0.81%) vSphere
6 1 (0.81%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 18 (14.63%) SCCM
2 3 (2.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (1.63%) Windows Intune
4 1 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.81%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 44 (35.77%) Microsoft
2 16 (13.01%) VMware
3 12 (9.76%) Citrix
3 12 (9.76%) Red Hat
4 6 (4.88%) Cisco
4 6 (4.88%) Google
5 3 (2.44%) Omniture
6 2 (1.63%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.63%) EMC
6 2 (1.63%) HP
7 1 (0.81%) Dell
7 1 (0.81%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.81%) Avaya
7 1 (0.81%) NetApp
7 1 (0.81%) Veeam
7 1 (0.81%) SolarWinds
7 1 (0.81%) Twitter
7 1 (0.81%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.81%) Telerik
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