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 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 175 158 205
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +47
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 71 87 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.77% 0.98% 0.35%
As % of the Cloud Services category 22.19% 33.85% 27.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 46 12
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 £175 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -3.44%
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
320 257 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.45% 2.90% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 155 54
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £31.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.61% +129.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £36.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-53.10% +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 22 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 22 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 +17 42 £450 +12.50% 11
Oxfordshire +9 11 £225 -30.76% 5
Surrey -12 7 £400 +113.33% 5
West Sussex - 6 £220 -
Hampshire -18 3 £438 +16.66% 1
Thames Valley +2 1 £450 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £375 -
East Sussex - - - - 1
Kent - - - - 2
Middlesex - - - -
Sussex - - - -
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Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 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 74 (60.66%) Windows
2 73 (59.84%) .NET
3 71 (58.20%) C#
4 46 (37.70%) SQL Server
5 45 (36.89%) Microsoft
6 39 (31.97%) ASP.NET
7 33 (27.05%) WCF
8 32 (26.23%) XML
8 32 (26.23%) MVC
9 28 (22.95%) Office 365
10 27 (22.13%) Amazon AWS
11 26 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
11 26 (21.31%) JavaScript
12 25 (20.49%) DNS
12 25 (20.49%) SQL Server 2008
13 24 (19.67%) Active Directory
13 24 (19.67%) HTML
14 22 (18.03%) SQL Server 2005
15 21 (17.21%) DHCP
16 20 (16.39%) SQL
16 20 (16.39%) CSS
16 20 (16.39%) Visual Studio
17 19 (15.57%) SharePoint
18 18 (14.75%) MS Exchange
18 18 (14.75%) SCCM
18 18 (14.75%) Team Foundation Server
18 18 (14.75%) Windows Server 2012
19 17 (13.93%) SOA
19 17 (13.93%) Web Services
19 17 (13.93%) BizTalk Server

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 (15.57%) SharePoint
2 18 (14.75%) MS Exchange
3 17 (13.93%) BizTalk Server
4 16 (13.11%) IIS
5 12 (9.84%) SharePoint 2013
6 11 (9.02%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (3.28%) OpenStack
9 3 (2.46%) Node.js
10 2 (1.64%) Confluence
10 2 (1.64%) Lync
11 1 (0.82%) CMS
11 1 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.82%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 12 (9.84%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.64%) MS Office
3 1 (0.82%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (4.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.46%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 28 (22.95%) Office 365
2 27 (22.13%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (13.11%) IaaS
4 9 (7.38%) PaaS
5 6 (4.92%) SaaS
6 4 (3.28%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.64%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 25 (20.49%) DNS
2 21 (17.21%) DHCP
3 17 (13.93%) Internet
4 14 (11.48%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (4.92%) Firewall
6 3 (2.46%) SAN
7 2 (1.64%) 4G
7 2 (1.64%) VoIP
7 2 (1.64%) 3G
8 1 (0.82%) MPLS
8 1 (0.82%) DMZ
8 1 (0.82%) Wireless
8 1 (0.82%) WAN
8 1 (0.82%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.82%) GPRS
8 1 (0.82%) LAN
8 1 (0.82%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (37.70%) SQL Server
2 25 (20.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (18.03%) SQL Server 2005
4 16 (13.11%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (4.92%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.82%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.82%) MS Access
6 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.82%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (16.39%) Visual Studio
2 18 (14.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (4.10%) MSTest
4 3 (2.46%) Selenium
4 3 (2.46%) JIRA
5 2 (1.64%) NUnit
5 2 (1.64%) Subversion
5 2 (1.64%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.82%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.82%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.82%) Grunt
6 1 (0.82%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (0.82%) Bower
6 1 (0.82%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.82%) JSUnit
6 1 (0.82%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.82%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.82%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (5.74%) Telecoms
2 6 (4.92%) Marketing
3 4 (3.28%) Billing
4 3 (2.46%) Finance
5 1 (0.82%) Legal
5 1 (0.82%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 64 (52.46%) Developer
2 16 (13.11%) BizTalk Developer
3 15 (12.30%) C# Developer
4 13 (10.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (10.66%) .NET Developer
5 11 (9.02%) Architect
6 10 (8.20%) Software Engineer
6 10 (8.20%) Web Developer
7 8 (6.56%) Consultant
8 7 (5.74%) C# .NET Developer
9 6 (4.92%) Software Developer
10 5 (4.10%) Microsoft Developer
11 4 (3.28%) Development Engineer
11 4 (3.28%) Enterprise Architect
11 4 (3.28%) C++ Developer
12 3 (2.46%) Applications Developer
12 3 (2.46%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Consultant
12 3 (2.46%) Infrastructure Consultant
12 3 (2.46%) CRM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (59.84%) .NET
2 39 (31.97%) ASP.NET
3 33 (27.05%) WCF
4 32 (26.23%) XML
5 24 (19.67%) HTML
6 20 (16.39%) CSS
7 17 (13.93%) Web Services
8 16 (13.11%) HTML5
8 16 (13.11%) AppFabric
8 16 (13.11%) .NET Framework
9 15 (12.30%) jQuery
10 14 (11.48%) WPF
10 14 (11.48%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 11 (9.02%) ASP.NET Web API
11 11 (9.02%) Ajax
12 9 (7.38%) XSLT
13 7 (5.74%) LINQ
14 5 (4.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 4 (3.28%) Managed Extensibility Framework
15 4 (3.28%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.02%) PKI
2 4 (3.28%) Inversion of Control
2 4 (3.28%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.46%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.46%) Replication
3 3 (2.46%) Wiki
3 3 (2.46%) IPTV
4 2 (1.64%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.82%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.82%) CMDB
5 1 (0.82%) Social Media
5 1 (0.82%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 74 (60.66%) Windows
2 18 (14.75%) Windows Server 2012
3 15 (12.30%) Windows 8
4 13 (10.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (9.84%) Linux
6 11 (9.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (6.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (4.10%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (26.23%) MVC
2 26 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (13.93%) SOA
4 16 (13.11%) Scrum
5 14 (11.48%) ITIL
6 13 (10.66%) Web Development
7 11 (9.02%) Configuration Management
8 10 (8.20%) OO
9 9 (7.38%) Unit Testing
9 9 (7.38%) Software Engineering
9 9 (7.38%) Project Management
10 7 (5.74%) OOD
10 7 (5.74%) TDD
11 5 (4.10%) CRM
11 5 (4.10%) Identity Management
11 5 (4.10%) Disaster Recovery
12 4 (3.28%) Dependency Injection
12 4 (3.28%) Integration Testing
12 4 (3.28%) SEO
12 4 (3.28%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 71 (58.20%) C#
2 26 (21.31%) JavaScript
3 20 (16.39%) SQL
4 8 (6.56%) C++
5 6 (4.92%) C
6 5 (4.10%) VB.NET
6 5 (4.10%) T-SQL
6 5 (4.10%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.46%) VBScript
7 3 (2.46%) VB
8 2 (1.64%) VC++
9 1 (0.82%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (10.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (9.84%) Security Cleared
3 10 (8.20%) MCP
3 10 (8.20%) MCSE
3 10 (8.20%) MCSA
3 10 (8.20%) Degree
4 9 (7.38%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.46%) MCTS
5 3 (2.46%) MCITP
6 1 (0.82%) CCIE
6 1 (0.82%) CCNA
6 1 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (19.67%) Active Directory
2 10 (8.20%) UAG
3 6 (4.92%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.64%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.82%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.82%) vSphere
6 1 (0.82%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (14.75%) SCCM
2 3 (2.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (1.64%) Windows Intune
4 1 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.82%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 45 (36.89%) Microsoft
2 16 (13.11%) VMware
3 12 (9.84%) Red Hat
3 12 (9.84%) Citrix
4 6 (4.92%) Google
4 6 (4.92%) Cisco
5 3 (2.46%) Omniture
6 2 (1.64%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.64%) EMC
6 2 (1.64%) HP
7 1 (0.82%) Twitter
7 1 (0.82%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.82%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.82%) Dell
7 1 (0.82%) NetApp
7 1 (0.82%) Avaya
7 1 (0.82%) Telerik
7 1 (0.82%) SolarWinds
7 1 (0.82%) Veeam
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