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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 167 171 224
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +53
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 76 78 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.82% 0.89% 0.27%
As % of the Cloud Services category 21.23% 28.26% 19.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 42 11
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£416 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £208 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £335 £400
% change year-on-year
+23.13% -16.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
- +51.85%
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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
358 276 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.86% 3.16% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 173 58
Average daily rate £416 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £237 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 7
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.03% +125.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.54 £30.50 £12.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £30.50 £31.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -26.78%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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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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 +21 43 £425 +13.33% 5
Oxfordshire -6 12 £225 -50.00% 3
Surrey -5 11 £400 +92.77% 6
Hampshire -15 4 £425 +6.25% 4
West Sussex +3 2 £285 -18.57% 1
Thames Valley 0 2 £450 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £375 -
East Sussex - - - - 2
Kent - - - - 2
Middlesex - - - -
Sussex - - - -
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Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 78 (57.78%) Windows
2 76 (56.30%) .NET
3 74 (54.81%) C#
4 52 (38.52%) Microsoft
5 43 (31.85%) SQL Server
5 43 (31.85%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (29.63%) MVC
7 38 (28.15%) ASP.NET
8 32 (23.70%) WCF
8 32 (23.70%) Office 365
9 29 (21.48%) XML
9 29 (21.48%) JavaScript
9 29 (21.48%) DNS
10 28 (20.74%) Active Directory
11 26 (19.26%) HTML
11 26 (19.26%) Amazon AWS
12 24 (17.78%) DHCP
13 23 (17.04%) SQL
14 22 (16.30%) CSS
14 22 (16.30%) SQL Server 2008
15 21 (15.56%) SharePoint
16 19 (14.07%) Visual Studio
16 19 (14.07%) SQL Server 2005
17 18 (13.33%) .NET Framework
17 18 (13.33%) SCCM
17 18 (13.33%) MS Exchange
17 18 (13.33%) Scrum
17 18 (13.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 18 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
18 17 (12.59%) ASP.NET Web API

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 21 (15.56%) SharePoint
2 18 (13.33%) MS Exchange
3 17 (12.59%) IIS
4 16 (11.85%) BizTalk Server
5 12 (8.89%) SharePoint 2013
6 11 (8.15%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (2.96%) OpenStack
9 3 (2.22%) Lync
9 3 (2.22%) Node.js
10 2 (1.48%) Confluence
11 1 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.74%) CMS
Applications
1 15 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.48%) MS Office
3 1 (0.74%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (4.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.22%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 32 (23.70%) Office 365
2 26 (19.26%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (11.85%) IaaS
4 14 (10.37%) PaaS
5 8 (5.93%) SaaS
6 4 (2.96%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.48%) GitHub
7 2 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 29 (21.48%) DNS
2 24 (17.78%) DHCP
3 17 (12.59%) Internet
4 15 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (4.44%) Firewall
6 3 (2.22%) 3G
6 3 (2.22%) SAN
6 3 (2.22%) 4G
7 2 (1.48%) VoIP
8 1 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.74%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.74%) GPRS
8 1 (0.74%) LAN
8 1 (0.74%) WAN
8 1 (0.74%) HTTP
8 1 (0.74%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.74%) VPN
8 1 (0.74%) SSL
8 1 (0.74%) Wireless
8 1 (0.74%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (31.85%) SQL Server
2 22 (16.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (14.07%) SQL Server 2005
4 16 (11.85%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (4.44%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.48%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (1.48%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.74%) MS Access
7 1 (0.74%) Big Data
7 1 (0.74%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (14.07%) Visual Studio
2 17 (12.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (5.19%) MSTest
4 3 (2.22%) JIRA
5 2 (1.48%) Selenium
5 2 (1.48%) Subversion
6 1 (0.74%) JSUnit
6 1 (0.74%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.74%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.74%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.74%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.74%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.74%) NUnit
6 1 (0.74%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.74%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.74%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.74%) Grunt
6 1 (0.74%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (0.74%) Bower
General
1 7 (5.19%) Marketing
1 7 (5.19%) Telecoms
2 4 (2.96%) Billing
3 2 (1.48%) Finance
4 1 (0.74%) Retail
4 1 (0.74%) Publishing
4 1 (0.74%) Games
Job Titles
1 71 (52.59%) Developer
2 15 (11.11%) C# Developer
3 14 (10.37%) BizTalk Developer
3 14 (10.37%) .NET Developer
4 13 (9.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (8.15%) Architect
6 10 (7.41%) Software Engineer
6 10 (7.41%) Web Developer
7 9 (6.67%) Microsoft Developer
7 9 (6.67%) Consultant
8 8 (5.93%) C++ Developer
9 7 (5.19%) Software Developer
9 7 (5.19%) C# .NET Developer
10 5 (3.70%) Field Engineer
11 4 (2.96%) Enterprise Architect
11 4 (2.96%) CRM Consultant
11 4 (2.96%) Microsoft Consultant
11 4 (2.96%) Development Engineer
11 4 (2.96%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
11 4 (2.96%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (56.30%) .NET
2 38 (28.15%) ASP.NET
3 32 (23.70%) WCF
4 29 (21.48%) XML
5 26 (19.26%) HTML
6 22 (16.30%) CSS
7 18 (13.33%) .NET Framework
7 18 (13.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 17 (12.59%) ASP.NET Web API
8 17 (12.59%) Web Services
8 17 (12.59%) HTML5
9 14 (10.37%) WPF
9 14 (10.37%) jQuery
10 13 (9.63%) AppFabric
11 12 (8.89%) Ajax
12 10 (7.41%) XSLT
13 9 (6.67%) LINQ
13 9 (6.67%) Managed Extensibility Framework
13 9 (6.67%) Unity DI Container
14 6 (4.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.15%) PKI
2 9 (6.67%) Inversion of Control
3 6 (4.44%) Replication
4 5 (3.70%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.22%) IPTV
5 3 (2.22%) Wiki
5 3 (2.22%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.48%) User Experience
6 2 (1.48%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.48%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.48%) Social Media
7 1 (0.74%) Online Games
7 1 (0.74%) iPad
7 1 (0.74%) Open Source
7 1 (0.74%) CMDB
7 1 (0.74%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 78 (57.78%) Windows
2 18 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 15 (11.11%) Windows 8
4 14 (10.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (8.89%) Linux
6 11 (8.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (5.93%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (3.70%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.74%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.74%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (31.85%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (29.63%) MVC
3 18 (13.33%) Scrum
4 15 (11.11%) ITIL
5 14 (10.37%) Web Development
5 14 (10.37%) SOA
6 11 (8.15%) Configuration Management
6 11 (8.15%) OO
7 10 (7.41%) Unit Testing
8 9 (6.67%) Software Engineering
8 9 (6.67%) Project Management
9 8 (5.93%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (5.93%) OOD
9 8 (5.93%) Dependency Injection
10 6 (4.44%) CRM
10 6 (4.44%) TDD
10 6 (4.44%) Integration Testing
11 5 (3.70%) Identity Management
11 5 (3.70%) Service Management
12 4 (2.96%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 74 (54.81%) C#
2 29 (21.48%) JavaScript
3 23 (17.04%) SQL
4 13 (9.63%) C++
5 6 (4.44%) VC++
5 6 (4.44%) C
6 5 (3.70%) PowerShell
6 5 (3.70%) VB.NET
7 4 (2.96%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.22%) VBScript
8 3 (2.22%) VB
9 2 (1.48%) Java
10 1 (0.74%) Ruby
10 1 (0.74%) Python
10 1 (0.74%) PHP
10 1 (0.74%) XAML
Qualifications
1 14 (10.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (8.89%) Security Cleared
3 11 (8.15%) Degree
4 10 (7.41%) MCSE
4 10 (7.41%) MCSA
4 10 (7.41%) MCP
5 9 (6.67%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.96%) MCITP
6 4 (2.96%) MCTS
7 1 (0.74%) CCIE
7 1 (0.74%) CCNA
7 1 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.96%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (20.74%) Active Directory
2 10 (7.41%) UAG
3 6 (4.44%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.48%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.74%) XenApp
6 1 (0.74%) vSphere
6 1 (0.74%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 18 (13.33%) SCCM
2 6 (4.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (2.22%) Windows Intune
4 1 (0.74%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 52 (38.52%) Microsoft
2 16 (11.85%) VMware
3 12 (8.89%) Citrix
3 12 (8.89%) Red Hat
4 6 (4.44%) Cisco
4 6 (4.44%) Google
5 3 (2.22%) Omniture
6 2 (1.48%) Twitter
6 2 (1.48%) EMC
6 2 (1.48%) HP
6 2 (1.48%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.74%) Veeam
7 1 (0.74%) SolarWinds
7 1 (0.74%) Telerik
7 1 (0.74%) Dell
7 1 (0.74%) BT
7 1 (0.74%) NetApp
7 1 (0.74%) Avaya
7 1 (0.74%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.74%) Sencha
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