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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 62 149 203
Rank change year-on-year
+87 +54
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 289 113 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.11% 1.21% 0.56%
As % of the Cloud Services category 36.31% 24.15% 17.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 58 36
Median daily rate £450 £413 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £230 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £480 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £375 £378
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 14 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -6.25%
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
796 468 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.55% 5.02% 3.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 501 285 163
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £226 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 31 8
Median hourly rate £20.06 £26.00 £9.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.86% +164.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.39 £14.10 £8.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £16.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +92.30%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +55 120 £450 +5.88% 21
Surrey +16 50 £550 +29.41% 11
Kent - 35 £600 - 2
Hampshire +12 33 £400 -8.57% 8
Buckinghamshire +23 18 £500 +25.00% 8
Oxfordshire -4 18 £450 +41.17% 5
Middlesex +2 8 £550 +22.22% 1
West Sussex -19 7 £375 -21.05% 3
East Sussex +8 4 - - 3
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 255 (54.37%) Microsoft
2 138 (29.42%) Amazon AWS
3 133 (28.36%) SQL
4 127 (27.08%) .NET
5 125 (26.65%) Windows
6 109 (23.24%) C#
7 103 (21.96%) SQL Server
8 101 (21.54%) PowerShell
9 98 (20.90%) Active Directory
10 97 (20.68%) Agile Software Development
11 92 (19.62%) DevOps
12 84 (17.91%) Office 365
12 84 (17.91%) PaaS
13 70 (14.93%) Java
14 65 (13.86%) Migration
15 64 (13.65%) Ruby
16 62 (13.22%) VMware
17 61 (13.01%) SharePoint
17 61 (13.01%) IaaS
18 58 (12.37%) Web Services
19 55 (11.73%) Puppet
20 54 (11.51%) Azure Active Directory
21 53 (11.30%) Windows Server
21 53 (11.30%) DNS
22 52 (11.09%) Oracle
23 51 (10.87%) MS Excel
23 51 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
24 50 (10.66%) Python
24 50 (10.66%) Linux
24 50 (10.66%) Hyper-V

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 61 (13.01%) SharePoint
2 45 (9.59%) OpenStack
3 29 (6.18%) Cloud Foundry
4 27 (5.76%) IIS
5 23 (4.90%) MS Exchange
6 19 (4.05%) Skype for Business
7 14 (2.99%) WebLogic
8 12 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
9 10 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
10 9 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
10 9 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
11 8 (1.71%) Drupal
11 8 (1.71%) Node.js
11 8 (1.71%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (1.07%) Apache Spark
12 5 (1.07%) Joomla!
12 5 (1.07%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (1.07%) WordPress
13 4 (0.85%) Confluence
13 4 (0.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 51 (10.87%) MS Excel
2 21 (4.48%) MS Office
3 3 (0.64%) MS Project
4 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 25 (5.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 138 (29.42%) Amazon AWS
2 84 (17.91%) Office 365
2 84 (17.91%) PaaS
3 61 (13.01%) IaaS
4 54 (11.51%) Azure Active Directory
5 24 (5.12%) Heroku
6 21 (4.48%) SaaS
7 19 (4.05%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (1.28%) Azure Machine Learning
9 5 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.85%) GitHub
10 4 (0.85%) Yammer
11 2 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.43%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.43%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.43%) Google Compute Engine
11 2 (0.43%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.43%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 53 (11.30%) DNS
2 40 (8.53%) Firewall
3 37 (7.89%) VPN
4 28 (5.97%) DHCP
5 20 (4.26%) HTTP
6 19 (4.05%) Skype
7 16 (3.41%) Network Security
8 15 (3.20%) LAN
8 15 (3.20%) WAN
9 14 (2.99%) TCP/IP
10 13 (2.77%) Internet
11 12 (2.56%) IPsec
12 11 (2.35%) IPv6
13 9 (1.92%) Kerberos
14 8 (1.71%) LDAP
14 8 (1.71%) Software-Defined Networking
14 8 (1.71%) SSL
15 7 (1.49%) BGP
15 7 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
15 7 (1.49%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (21.96%) SQL Server
2 43 (9.17%) Azure SQL Database
3 28 (5.97%) Apache Cassandra
3 28 (5.97%) Hadoop
4 27 (5.76%) NoSQL
5 25 (5.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 21 (4.48%) Redis
6 21 (4.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 17 (3.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 16 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
8 16 (3.41%) SQL Server 2008
9 15 (3.20%) Big Data
9 15 (3.20%) MongoDB
9 15 (3.20%) Power BI
10 13 (2.77%) Relational Database
11 12 (2.56%) Oracle Database
12 11 (2.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 9 (1.92%) Datazen
13 9 (1.92%) SQL Server 2014
14 7 (1.49%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 47 (10.02%) Git (software)
2 45 (9.59%) Jenkins
3 38 (8.10%) JIRA
4 26 (5.54%) Team Foundation Server
5 25 (5.33%) Visual Studio
6 20 (4.26%) Maven
7 15 (3.20%) Ant
8 14 (2.99%) Hudson
8 14 (2.99%) NuGet
9 13 (2.77%) Artifactory
9 13 (2.77%) MSBuild
9 13 (2.77%) Subversion
10 7 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (1.07%) Fiddler
11 5 (1.07%) JUnit
12 4 (0.85%) Selenium
12 4 (0.85%) SoapUI
12 4 (0.85%) Talend Open Studio
13 3 (0.64%) ERwin
14 2 (0.43%) Gradle
General
1 36 (7.68%) Finance
2 14 (2.99%) Marketing
3 13 (2.77%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.13%) Banking
4 10 (2.13%) German Language
4 10 (2.13%) Retail
5 8 (1.71%) Billing
6 6 (1.28%) French Language
6 6 (1.28%) Portuguese Language
6 6 (1.28%) Publishing
6 6 (1.28%) Spanish Language
7 4 (0.85%) Automotive
8 3 (0.64%) Games
8 3 (0.64%) Italian Language
8 3 (0.64%) Local Government
9 2 (0.43%) Advertising
9 2 (0.43%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.21%) Electronics
10 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.21%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 80 (17.06%) Developer
2 72 (15.35%) Architect
3 71 (15.14%) Consultant
4 51 (10.87%) Azure Engineer
5 45 (9.59%) DevOps Engineer
6 40 (8.53%) Cloud Engineer
7 36 (7.68%) Cloud Architect
8 32 (6.82%) Support Engineer
9 31 (6.61%) .NET Developer
10 30 (6.40%) Azure Consultant
11 26 (5.54%) Project Manager
12 25 (5.33%) C# Developer
13 24 (5.12%) Azure Architect
14 22 (4.69%) Azure Developer
14 22 (4.69%) Microsoft Consultant
15 19 (4.05%) Administrator
15 19 (4.05%) Field Engineer
16 18 (3.84%) Cloud Consultant
16 18 (3.84%) Escalation Engineer
17 17 (3.62%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (27.08%) .NET
2 58 (12.37%) Web Services
3 38 (8.10%) ASP.NET
4 33 (7.04%) CSS
5 28 (5.97%) WCF
6 26 (5.54%) ASP.NET MVC
7 23 (4.90%) HTML
8 21 (4.48%) RabbitMQ
8 21 (4.48%) XML
9 20 (4.26%) .NET Framework
9 20 (4.26%) ADO.NET
10 17 (3.62%) REST
11 16 (3.41%) AngularJS
11 16 (3.41%) jQuery
12 13 (2.77%) Middleware
13 12 (2.56%) Entity Framework
14 11 (2.35%) ASP.NET Web API
14 11 (2.35%) JSON
15 10 (2.13%) WPF
15 10 (2.13%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 35 (7.46%) Data Centre
2 34 (7.25%) Public Cloud
3 21 (4.48%) Computer Science
3 21 (4.48%) Enterprise Software
4 16 (3.41%) Clustering
5 12 (2.56%) Management Information System
6 10 (2.13%) PKI
6 10 (2.13%) Private Cloud
7 9 (1.92%) Hybrid Cloud
7 9 (1.92%) Inversion of Control
7 9 (1.92%) Replication
8 7 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (1.28%) CMDB
9 6 (1.28%) User Experience
9 6 (1.28%) VCE vBlock
10 5 (1.07%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 4 (0.85%) Cloud Native
12 3 (0.64%) Algorithms
12 3 (0.64%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 125 (26.65%) Windows
2 53 (11.30%) Windows Server
3 50 (10.66%) Linux
4 25 (5.33%) VMS
5 19 (4.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (3.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (1.71%) Unix
9 7 (1.49%) Windows 10
10 6 (1.28%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.85%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.64%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.43%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.43%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.21%) CentOS
14 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (20.68%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (19.62%) DevOps
3 65 (13.86%) Migration
4 45 (9.59%) Configuration Management
5 42 (8.96%) Business Intelligence
6 41 (8.74%) ITIL
7 40 (8.53%) Continuous Delivery
8 39 (8.32%) MVC
9 37 (7.89%) TDD
10 33 (7.04%) Service Management
10 33 (7.04%) Software Engineering
10 33 (7.04%) Use Case
11 32 (6.82%) CRM
12 31 (6.61%) Continuous Integration
12 31 (6.61%) Mentoring
13 30 (6.40%) Scrum
14 22 (4.69%) Customer Engagement
15 21 (4.48%) High Availability
15 21 (4.48%) Software Deployment
16 19 (4.05%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 133 (28.36%) SQL
2 109 (23.24%) C#
3 101 (21.54%) PowerShell
4 70 (14.93%) Java
5 64 (13.65%) Ruby
6 50 (10.66%) Python
7 47 (10.02%) JavaScript
8 31 (6.61%) Bash Shell
9 26 (5.54%) T-SQL
10 19 (4.05%) Go
11 16 (3.41%) VB.NET
12 14 (2.99%) C++
13 13 (2.77%) VB
14 12 (2.56%) PHP
15 11 (2.35%) C
15 11 (2.35%) R
16 9 (1.92%) VBScript
17 8 (1.71%) Perl
18 6 (1.28%) VB6
19 5 (1.07%) Scala
Qualifications
1 51 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (6.82%) Degree
3 27 (5.76%) MCSE
4 25 (5.33%) Security Cleared
5 19 (4.05%) MCTS
6 17 (3.62%) SC Cleared
7 16 (3.41%) MCITP
8 12 (2.56%) MCSA
9 9 (1.92%) MCSD
10 5 (1.07%) CISSP
11 4 (0.85%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.85%) MCP
12 3 (0.64%) ISEB
12 3 (0.64%) MCAD
12 3 (0.64%) MCPD
13 2 (0.43%) CCNA
13 2 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.43%) CISM
13 2 (0.43%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.43%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.71%) Disclosure Scotland
1 8 (1.71%) QA
2 3 (0.64%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.21%) SLA
System Software
1 98 (20.90%) Active Directory
2 50 (10.66%) Hyper-V
3 49 (10.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (6.82%) vSphere
5 25 (5.33%) Docker
6 8 (1.71%) XenServer
7 7 (1.49%) vCloud
8 6 (1.28%) KVM
9 5 (1.07%) UAG
10 3 (0.64%) BitLocker
10 3 (0.64%) Xen
11 2 (0.43%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.43%) XenApp
12 1 (0.21%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.21%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 55 (11.73%) Puppet
2 39 (8.32%) SCCM
3 35 (7.46%) SCOM
4 34 (7.25%) Opscode Chef
5 23 (4.90%) Ansible
6 20 (4.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 17 (3.62%) Windows Intune
8 16 (3.41%) SCVMM
9 9 (1.92%) HP SiteScope
10 7 (1.49%) Kubernetes
11 6 (1.28%) Data Guard
11 6 (1.28%) HP Operations Orchestration
11 6 (1.28%) Oracle RMAN
12 5 (1.07%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 5 (1.07%) Tivoli
13 4 (0.85%) SCOrch
14 3 (0.64%) OpenView
14 3 (0.64%) WSUS
15 2 (0.43%) SELinux
15 2 (0.43%) Terraform
Vendors
1 255 (54.37%) Microsoft
2 62 (13.22%) VMware
3 52 (11.09%) Oracle
4 23 (4.90%) Splunk
5 22 (4.69%) Red Hat
6 18 (3.84%) Citrix
7 16 (3.41%) HP
8 15 (3.20%) Dell
9 13 (2.77%) Cisco
10 12 (2.56%) Barracuda Networks
11 8 (1.71%) Remedy
11 8 (1.71%) RightScale
12 7 (1.49%) Rackspace
12 7 (1.49%) SAP
13 6 (1.28%) New Relic
14 5 (1.07%) CheckPoint
15 4 (0.85%) BMC
15 4 (0.85%) CA
15 4 (0.85%) EMC
15 4 (0.85%) IBM
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