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 30 March 2015 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 146 209 174
Rank change year-on-year
+63 -35
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 114 29 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.15% 0.32% 0.66%
As % of the Cloud Services category 30.40% 12.24% 27.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 19 30
Average daily rate
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£375 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £424 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £523 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £403
% change year-on-year
- -0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 - -
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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
375 237 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.78% 2.59% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 126 95
Average daily rate £400 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £275 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
- -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 7 6
Average hourly rate £20.00 £12.75 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.86% -7.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £8.90 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £27.15 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £12.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -35.13%

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 30 March 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

Microsoft Azure Hourly Rate Histogram 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 30 March 2015. 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
Oxfordshire - 41 £450 - 6
Hampshire +17 28 £375 - 7
Berkshire +4 22 £425 -5.55% 11
Surrey +5 13 £350 -9.67% 8
Buckinghamshire - 6 £375 - 6
West Sussex -16 2 £290 -42.00%
Kent -6 1 £350 -30.86% 2
East Sussex - 1 £225 -
M4 Corridor - - - -
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England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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.

1 103 (59.54%) Windows
2 69 (39.88%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (36.42%) Linux
4 61 (35.26%) Microsoft
4 61 (35.26%) PowerShell
5 58 (33.53%) C#
6 49 (28.32%) .NET
7 44 (25.43%) SQL
8 41 (23.70%) UNIX
9 40 (23.12%) Configuration Management
10 38 (21.97%) Python
10 38 (21.97%) Amazon AWS
11 34 (19.65%) Ruby
11 34 (19.65%) Windows Server 2012
11 34 (19.65%) Jenkins
12 33 (19.08%) VMware
13 32 (18.50%) Puppet
14 31 (17.92%) Active Directory
14 31 (17.92%) ASP.NET
15 30 (17.34%) Windows Server 2008
16 28 (16.18%) Continuous Integration
16 28 (16.18%) ITIL
16 28 (16.18%) JavaScript
16 28 (16.18%) MVC
17 27 (15.61%) DNS
17 27 (15.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 26 (15.03%) IIS
18 26 (15.03%) HTML
19 25 (14.45%) CSS
19 25 (14.45%) Mac OS X

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 26 (15.03%) IIS
2 22 (12.72%) SharePoint
3 12 (6.94%) MS Exchange
3 12 (6.94%) SharePoint 2013
4 10 (5.78%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (4.62%) CMS
5 8 (4.62%) OpenStack
5 8 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (4.05%) Node.js
7 6 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (2.89%) Lync
9 3 (1.73%) Orchard CMS
9 3 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (1.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (1.16%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.58%) Facebook Platform
11 1 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.58%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (4.62%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.58%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (5.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 38 (21.97%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (10.98%) Office 365
3 17 (9.83%) Heroku
4 14 (8.09%) IaaS
5 11 (6.36%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (5.20%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (5.20%) PaaS
7 5 (2.89%) SaaS
8 4 (2.31%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (1.73%) Yammer
10 2 (1.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 27 (15.61%) DNS
2 14 (8.09%) SAN
2 14 (8.09%) DHCP
3 11 (6.36%) WAN
4 10 (5.78%) Network Security
5 7 (4.05%) Firewall
5 7 (4.05%) Internet
5 7 (4.05%) ADSL
6 5 (2.89%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (2.89%) NAS
7 4 (2.31%) LAN
8 3 (1.73%) Wireless
8 3 (1.73%) IPv6
9 2 (1.16%) BIG-IP
9 2 (1.16%) Wireshark
9 2 (1.16%) Broadband
9 2 (1.16%) HTTP
9 2 (1.16%) VPN
9 2 (1.16%) MPLS
9 2 (1.16%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.25%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.94%) Azure SQL Database
3 9 (5.20%) MongoDB
4 6 (3.47%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (2.89%) NoSQL
5 5 (2.89%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.16%) Big Data
6 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.58%) CouchDB
7 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 34 (19.65%) Jenkins
2 27 (15.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 23 (13.29%) Git (software)
4 12 (6.94%) Selenium
5 9 (5.20%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (3.47%) MSTest
6 6 (3.47%) NUnit
7 5 (2.89%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (2.31%) Cucumber
8 4 (2.31%) Visual Studio
8 4 (2.31%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.73%) JIRA
10 2 (1.16%) Fiddler
10 2 (1.16%) Ant
10 2 (1.16%) Subversion
10 2 (1.16%) Maven
11 1 (0.58%) MSBuild
11 1 (0.58%) Jasmine
11 1 (0.58%) Mercurial
General
1 9 (5.20%) Games
2 5 (2.89%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.73%) Multimedia
3 3 (1.73%) Marketing
4 1 (0.58%) Advertising
4 1 (0.58%) Publishing
4 1 (0.58%) Retail
Job Titles
1 68 (39.31%) Developer
2 18 (10.40%) .NET Developer
3 17 (9.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (8.67%) Architect
5 14 (8.09%) Consultant
5 14 (8.09%) 3rd Line Support
6 13 (7.51%) Support Analyst
6 13 (7.51%) Analyst
7 12 (6.94%) Web Developer
8 11 (6.36%) Support Engineer
9 10 (5.78%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
10 9 (5.20%) Cloud Architect
11 8 (4.62%) Systems Support Analyst
11 8 (4.62%) Applications Support
11 8 (4.62%) Systems Support
11 8 (4.62%) C# Developer
11 8 (4.62%) Systems Engineer
11 8 (4.62%) Systems Analyst
12 7 (4.05%) Development Engineer
13 6 (3.47%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (28.32%) .NET
2 31 (17.92%) ASP.NET
3 26 (15.03%) HTML
4 25 (14.45%) CSS
5 19 (10.98%) Ruby on Rails
5 19 (10.98%) ASP.NET Web API
6 17 (9.83%) WCF
7 15 (8.67%) jQuery
8 13 (7.51%) ASP.NET MVC
9 12 (6.94%) Web Services
10 11 (6.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 9 (5.20%) AngularJS
12 8 (4.62%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 8 (4.62%) .NET Framework
12 8 (4.62%) HTML5
13 7 (4.05%) WPF
13 7 (4.05%) KnockoutJS
14 6 (3.47%) Entity Framework
15 5 (2.89%) CSS3
15 5 (2.89%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.20%) PKI
2 6 (3.47%) Mobile App
3 5 (2.89%) Replication
4 3 (1.73%) User Experience
4 3 (1.73%) Streaming Video
4 3 (1.73%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.16%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.16%) Open Source
5 2 (1.16%) Clustering
5 2 (1.16%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.16%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.16%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.16%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.58%) Online Games
6 1 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.58%) Social Media
6 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 103 (59.54%) Windows
2 63 (36.42%) Linux
3 41 (23.70%) UNIX
4 34 (19.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 30 (17.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (14.45%) Mac OS X
7 6 (3.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (2.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.58%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.58%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.58%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.58%) Windows Phone 8
9 1 (0.58%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (39.88%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (23.12%) Configuration Management
3 28 (16.18%) ITIL
3 28 (16.18%) MVC
3 28 (16.18%) Continuous Integration
4 24 (13.87%) Scrum
5 20 (11.56%) Continuous Delivery
6 15 (8.67%) CRM
7 13 (7.51%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (6.36%) DevOps
9 10 (5.78%) Content Management
9 10 (5.78%) Load Balancing
10 8 (4.62%) Unit Testing
11 6 (3.47%) Problem Management
11 6 (3.47%) TDD
11 6 (3.47%) Automated Testing
11 6 (3.47%) Migration
11 6 (3.47%) Project Management
11 6 (3.47%) Change Management
11 6 (3.47%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 61 (35.26%) PowerShell
2 58 (33.53%) C#
3 44 (25.43%) SQL
4 38 (21.97%) Python
5 34 (19.65%) Ruby
6 28 (16.18%) JavaScript
7 25 (14.45%) Shell Script
8 12 (6.94%) Golang
9 7 (4.05%) C++
10 6 (3.47%) Java
10 6 (3.47%) T-SQL
11 5 (2.89%) XAML
11 5 (2.89%) C
12 3 (1.73%) VBScript
12 3 (1.73%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.73%) PHP
13 2 (1.16%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.58%) Bourne shell
14 1 (0.58%) CoffeeScript
14 1 (0.58%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 19 (10.98%) Security Cleared
2 16 (9.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (4.05%) Degree
3 7 (4.05%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.05%) MCSE
4 6 (3.47%) MCP
4 6 (3.47%) MCTS
4 6 (3.47%) MCITP
5 5 (2.89%) MCSA
6 3 (1.73%) CCNP
6 3 (1.73%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.16%) HND
7 2 (1.16%) CCNA
7 2 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.58%) MCPD
8 1 (0.58%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.58%) MCAD
8 1 (0.58%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.58%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (17.92%) Active Directory
2 14 (8.09%) Hyper-V
3 11 (6.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (3.47%) VMware ESX
4 6 (3.47%) UAG
5 5 (2.89%) vSphere
6 2 (1.16%) XenApp
6 2 (1.16%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.58%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.58%) Xen
Systems Management
1 32 (18.50%) Puppet
2 10 (5.78%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (5.20%) SCCM
4 6 (3.47%) SCOM
5 5 (2.89%) Nagios
5 5 (2.89%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 5 (2.89%) Icinga
6 3 (1.73%) SCSM
6 3 (1.73%) SCOrch
7 2 (1.16%) Vagrant
7 2 (1.16%) Foglight
7 2 (1.16%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (1.16%) SAP Afaria
7 2 (1.16%) Windows Intune
8 1 (0.58%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 61 (35.26%) Microsoft
2 33 (19.08%) VMware
3 11 (6.36%) Cisco
4 8 (4.62%) Juniper
4 8 (4.62%) Google
5 7 (4.05%) Red Hat
5 7 (4.05%) Citrix
6 4 (2.31%) HP
7 3 (1.73%) SolarWinds
7 3 (1.73%) F5
7 3 (1.73%) Xamarin
8 2 (1.16%) Twitter
8 2 (1.16%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.58%) Symantec
9 1 (0.58%) Oracle
9 1 (0.58%) Aruba
9 1 (0.58%) Akamai
9 1 (0.58%) Sencha
9 1 (0.58%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.58%) Telerik
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £230 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £40 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Rubicon Consulting
Rate: From £400 to £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Datascope Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified Very High Day Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford
Volt
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: 5 days ago
Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
ICS Solutions
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Reading
Recruitment Genius
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Middlesex
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 - £450 per day + NEG
Posted: 18 days ago
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £451 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
Berkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £451 per day
Posted: 27 days ago