The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category for the South East region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 185 162 205
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +43
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 53 68 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.58% 0.80% 0.34%
As % of the Cloud Services category 19.92% 32.85% 34.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 37 13
Average daily rate
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£310 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £175 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - £13.50
Cloud Services Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
266 207 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.90% 2.45% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 123 41
Average daily rate £360 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 £33.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.57% +144.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £32.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-48.43% +137.03%
Microsoft Azure
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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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +1 25 £450 +5.88% 5
West Sussex - 12 £220 -
Oxfordshire +6 9 £223 - 9
Surrey -17 5 £400 +128.57% 2
Thames Valley 0 1 £450 -
Hampshire -37 1 £475 +26.66% 1
Kent - - - - 1
Middlesex - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - - 1
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Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 61 (63.54%) Windows
2 55 (57.29%) .NET
3 52 (54.17%) C#
4 39 (40.63%) SQL Server
5 37 (38.54%) Microsoft
6 34 (35.42%) ASP.NET
7 31 (32.29%) WCF
8 27 (28.13%) Office 365
8 27 (28.13%) XML
9 25 (26.04%) SQL Server 2008
10 24 (25.00%) DNS
11 23 (23.96%) Active Directory
11 23 (23.96%) Amazon AWS
12 21 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
12 21 (21.88%) SQL Server 2005
13 20 (20.83%) DHCP
13 20 (20.83%) Visual Studio
14 19 (19.79%) SharePoint
14 19 (19.79%) BizTalk Server
14 19 (19.79%) MVC
15 18 (18.75%) SOA
16 17 (17.71%) MS Exchange
16 17 (17.71%) SQL
16 17 (17.71%) SCCM
16 17 (17.71%) Windows Server 2012
16 17 (17.71%) AppFabric
17 16 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
17 16 (16.67%) IaaS
18 15 (15.63%) Amazon RDS
18 15 (15.63%) IIS

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (19.79%) SharePoint
1 19 (19.79%) BizTalk Server
2 17 (17.71%) MS Exchange
3 15 (15.63%) IIS
4 12 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
5 11 (11.46%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (5.21%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (4.17%) OpenStack
8 3 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (2.08%) Node.js
10 1 (1.04%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (1.04%) Lync
10 1 (1.04%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (9.38%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.13%) WebTrends
1 3 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (28.13%) Office 365
2 23 (23.96%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (16.67%) IaaS
4 5 (5.21%) SaaS
4 5 (5.21%) PaaS
5 4 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (25.00%) DNS
2 20 (20.83%) DHCP
3 15 (15.63%) Internet
4 12 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (5.21%) Firewall
6 3 (3.13%) SAN
7 2 (2.08%) VoIP
8 1 (1.04%) WAN
8 1 (1.04%) HTTP
8 1 (1.04%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.04%) DMZ
8 1 (1.04%) 3G
8 1 (1.04%) MPLS
8 1 (1.04%) LAN
8 1 (1.04%) Wireless
8 1 (1.04%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.04%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (40.63%) SQL Server
2 25 (26.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (21.88%) SQL Server 2005
4 15 (15.63%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.04%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.04%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.04%) MS Access
6 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (20.83%) Visual Studio
2 16 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.08%) Selenium
3 2 (2.08%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.04%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.04%) Grunt
4 1 (1.04%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (1.04%) Bower
4 1 (1.04%) Fiddler
4 1 (1.04%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (1.04%) JSUnit
4 1 (1.04%) MSTest
4 1 (1.04%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.04%) NUnit
4 1 (1.04%) ReSharper
General
1 5 (5.21%) Marketing
2 4 (4.17%) Billing
2 4 (4.17%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.13%) Finance
4 1 (1.04%) Legal
4 1 (1.04%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 42 (43.75%) Developer
2 16 (16.67%) BizTalk Developer
3 14 (14.58%) Architect
4 12 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (8.33%) Software Engineer
5 8 (8.33%) .NET Developer
5 8 (8.33%) Web Developer
6 7 (7.29%) Consultant
7 5 (5.21%) C# Developer
8 4 (4.17%) Enterprise Architect
8 4 (4.17%) .NET Architect
8 4 (4.17%) Microsoft Developer
9 3 (3.13%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 3 (3.13%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (3.13%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (3.13%) Technical Architect
9 3 (3.13%) Applications Developer
10 2 (2.08%) Field Engineer
10 2 (2.08%) Network Support
10 2 (2.08%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (57.29%) .NET
2 34 (35.42%) ASP.NET
3 31 (32.29%) WCF
4 27 (28.13%) XML
5 17 (17.71%) AppFabric
6 13 (13.54%) jQuery
7 12 (12.50%) HTML
8 11 (11.46%) Web Services
8 11 (11.46%) WPF
9 9 (9.38%) .NET Framework
9 9 (9.38%) CSS
9 9 (9.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 7 (7.29%) HTML5
10 7 (7.29%) LINQ
10 7 (7.29%) XSLT
10 7 (7.29%) Ajax
11 6 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 5 (5.21%) ASP.NET Web API
13 2 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC
13 2 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.46%) PKI
2 3 (3.13%) Replication
2 3 (3.13%) Wiki
3 2 (2.08%) Digital Media
3 2 (2.08%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.04%) Open Source
4 1 (1.04%) Social Media
4 1 (1.04%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.04%) IPTV
4 1 (1.04%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.04%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 61 (63.54%) Windows
2 17 (17.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (13.54%) Windows 8
3 13 (13.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (12.50%) Linux
5 11 (11.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (7.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (5.21%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (19.79%) MVC
3 18 (18.75%) SOA
4 14 (14.58%) ITIL
5 13 (13.54%) Scrum
6 11 (11.46%) Web Development
6 11 (11.46%) Configuration Management
7 8 (8.33%) Software Engineering
8 7 (7.29%) Project Management
9 6 (6.25%) TDD
10 5 (5.21%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (5.21%) Identity Management
11 4 (4.17%) Service Management
11 4 (4.17%) Workflow
12 3 (3.13%) Web Analytics
12 3 (3.13%) CRM
12 3 (3.13%) SEO
12 3 (3.13%) Digital Marketing
12 3 (3.13%) Unit Testing
12 3 (3.13%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 52 (54.17%) C#
2 17 (17.71%) SQL
3 14 (14.58%) JavaScript
4 5 (5.21%) T-SQL
4 5 (5.21%) PowerShell
5 4 (4.17%) VB.NET
6 3 (3.13%) C
7 2 (2.08%) C++
7 2 (2.08%) VBScript
7 2 (2.08%) VB
8 1 (1.04%) Java
8 1 (1.04%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 13 (13.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (10.42%) MCP
2 10 (10.42%) MCSE
2 10 (10.42%) MCSA
3 7 (7.29%) Security Cleared
4 6 (6.25%) Degree
5 5 (5.21%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.13%) MCTS
6 3 (3.13%) MCITP
7 1 (1.04%) CCIE
7 1 (1.04%) CCNA
7 1 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 23 (23.96%) Active Directory
2 10 (10.42%) UAG
3 5 (5.21%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.08%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.04%) XenApp
6 1 (1.04%) vSphere
6 1 (1.04%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 17 (17.71%) SCCM
2 3 (3.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (1.04%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 37 (38.54%) Microsoft
2 15 (15.63%) VMware
3 12 (12.50%) Red Hat
3 12 (12.50%) Citrix
4 6 (6.25%) Google
5 5 (5.21%) Cisco
6 3 (3.13%) Omniture
7 2 (2.08%) Sitecore
7 2 (2.08%) HP
7 2 (2.08%) EMC
8 1 (1.04%) Dell
8 1 (1.04%) Avaya
8 1 (1.04%) NetApp
8 1 (1.04%) Oracle
8 1 (1.04%) Adobe
8 1 (1.04%) Veeam
8 1 (1.04%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.04%) Twitter
8 1 (1.04%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.04%) CheckPoint
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