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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 175 149 239
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +90
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 75 90 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.79% 1.05% 0.13%
As % of the Cloud Services category 19.89% 28.04% 9.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 42 7
Average daily rate
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£420 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £280 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- -31.66%
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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
377 321 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.95% 3.74% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 201 64
Average daily rate £425 £420 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £298 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 0 6
Average hourly rate £14.38 - £19.38
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.68 - £12.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 - £33.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -41.66%

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 October 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 October 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 0 37 £425 +21.42% 4
Surrey +10 19 £400 +6.66% 14
Oxfordshire -19 6 £313 -26.47% 1
Hampshire -22 5 £450 +12.50% 4
Buckinghamshire - 3 £363 - 1
Kent -4 2 £438 +45.83%
Thames Valley -2 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 - -
East Sussex - - - -
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
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England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 73 (58.40%) C#
2 70 (56.00%) Windows
3 64 (51.20%) .NET
4 50 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 46 (36.80%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (32.00%) MVC
7 34 (27.20%) JavaScript
8 32 (25.60%) SQL Server
8 32 (25.60%) ASP.NET
9 31 (24.80%) SQL
10 30 (24.00%) HTML
11 27 (21.60%) DNS
12 26 (20.80%) Active Directory
13 25 (20.00%) CSS
13 25 (20.00%) XML
14 24 (19.20%) SharePoint
14 24 (19.20%) WCF
14 24 (19.20%) Amazon AWS
15 22 (17.60%) Office 365
16 21 (16.80%) DHCP
17 19 (15.20%) HTML5
17 19 (15.20%) ASP.NET Web API
18 18 (14.40%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 18 (14.40%) .NET Framework
18 18 (14.40%) Web Services
18 18 (14.40%) ITIL
18 18 (14.40%) IIS
19 17 (13.60%) Microsoft Certification
19 17 (13.60%) Internet
19 17 (13.60%) VMware

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 24 (19.20%) SharePoint
2 18 (14.40%) IIS
3 16 (12.80%) MS Exchange
4 14 (11.20%) BizTalk Server
5 13 (10.40%) SharePoint 2013
5 13 (10.40%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (4.00%) OpenStack
7 4 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (3.20%) Node.js
8 3 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.60%) Confluence
9 2 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.60%) Lync
10 1 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 13 (10.40%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.60%) MS Office
3 1 (0.80%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (4.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.40%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 24 (19.20%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (17.60%) Office 365
3 17 (13.60%) IaaS
4 15 (12.00%) PaaS
5 8 (6.40%) SaaS
6 5 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (2.40%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.60%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 27 (21.60%) DNS
2 21 (16.80%) DHCP
3 17 (13.60%) Internet
4 15 (12.00%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (4.80%) Firewall
6 5 (4.00%) SAN
7 3 (2.40%) 4G
7 3 (2.40%) 3G
7 3 (2.40%) MPLS
7 3 (2.40%) WAN
7 3 (2.40%) LAN
8 2 (1.60%) Wireshark
8 2 (1.60%) BIG-IP
8 2 (1.60%) VoIP
8 2 (1.60%) HTTP
8 2 (1.60%) SSL
8 2 (1.60%) OSPF
8 2 (1.60%) BGP
9 1 (0.80%) Wireless
9 1 (0.80%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (25.60%) SQL Server
2 13 (10.40%) Amazon RDS
3 11 (8.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (8.80%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (5.60%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (3.20%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (2.40%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.60%) Big Data
8 1 (0.80%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.80%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.80%) MySQL
8 1 (0.80%) MS Access
8 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (7.20%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (5.60%) Visual Studio
2 7 (5.60%) MSTest
3 6 (4.80%) Selenium
4 3 (2.40%) JIRA
5 2 (1.60%) Subversion
5 2 (1.60%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.60%) Fiddler
5 2 (1.60%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.80%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.80%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.80%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.80%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.80%) Grunt
6 1 (0.80%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (0.80%) Bower
6 1 (0.80%) JSUnit
6 1 (0.80%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.80%) NUnit
General
1 7 (5.60%) Marketing
2 6 (4.80%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.20%) Billing
4 2 (1.60%) Games
4 2 (1.60%) Finance
5 1 (0.80%) Retail
Job Titles
1 68 (54.40%) Developer
2 15 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (12.00%) .NET Developer
3 14 (11.20%) C# Developer
4 10 (8.00%) BizTalk Developer
4 10 (8.00%) Architect
4 10 (8.00%) Web Developer
5 9 (7.20%) Microsoft Developer
6 8 (6.40%) C++ Developer
7 7 (5.60%) Consultant
8 6 (4.80%) Software Developer
8 6 (4.80%) C# .NET Developer
9 5 (4.00%) Field Engineer
10 4 (3.20%) CRM Consultant
10 4 (3.20%) Microsoft Consultant
10 4 (3.20%) Enterprise Architect
10 4 (3.20%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
10 4 (3.20%) Tester
10 4 (3.20%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (3.20%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (51.20%) .NET
2 32 (25.60%) ASP.NET
3 30 (24.00%) HTML
4 25 (20.00%) CSS
4 25 (20.00%) XML
5 24 (19.20%) WCF
6 19 (15.20%) HTML5
6 19 (15.20%) ASP.NET Web API
7 18 (14.40%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 18 (14.40%) .NET Framework
7 18 (14.40%) Web Services
8 14 (11.20%) jQuery
9 13 (10.40%) Ajax
10 12 (9.60%) XSLT
11 9 (7.20%) Managed Extensibility Framework
11 9 (7.20%) Unity DI Container
12 8 (6.40%) AppFabric
13 7 (5.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 6 (4.80%) AngularJS
15 5 (4.00%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.80%) PKI
2 9 (7.20%) Inversion of Control
3 6 (4.80%) Replication
4 5 (4.00%) Mobile App
4 5 (4.00%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.40%) Social Media
5 3 (2.40%) User Experience
5 3 (2.40%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.40%) Wiki
5 3 (2.40%) IPTV
6 2 (1.60%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.80%) iPad
7 1 (0.80%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.80%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.80%) Online Games
7 1 (0.80%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 70 (56.00%) Windows
2 16 (12.80%) Windows Server 2012
3 15 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (10.40%) Linux
5 11 (8.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (6.40%) Windows 8
7 5 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.40%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.60%) Windows Phone 8
9 2 (1.60%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.80%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (36.80%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (32.00%) MVC
3 18 (14.40%) ITIL
4 15 (12.00%) Scrum
5 11 (8.80%) OO
5 11 (8.80%) Configuration Management
6 10 (8.00%) Web Development
6 10 (8.00%) Unit Testing
7 9 (7.20%) SOA
8 8 (6.40%) OOD
8 8 (6.40%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (6.40%) Dependency Injection
9 7 (5.60%) Project Management
10 6 (4.80%) TDD
10 6 (4.80%) Integration Testing
10 6 (4.80%) CRM
10 6 (4.80%) Service Management
11 5 (4.00%) Automation Testing
11 5 (4.00%) Migration
11 5 (4.00%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 73 (58.40%) C#
2 34 (27.20%) JavaScript
3 31 (24.80%) SQL
4 14 (11.20%) C++
5 6 (4.80%) C
5 6 (4.80%) VB.NET
5 6 (4.80%) VC++
6 5 (4.00%) T-SQL
7 4 (3.20%) XAML
8 3 (2.40%) VBScript
8 3 (2.40%) VB
8 3 (2.40%) Java
8 3 (2.40%) Python
9 2 (1.60%) Ruby
9 2 (1.60%) PHP
10 1 (0.80%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (13.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (9.60%) Security Cleared
2 12 (9.60%) MCSE
3 11 (8.80%) Degree
4 10 (8.00%) MCSA
4 10 (8.00%) MCP
5 9 (7.20%) SC Cleared
6 5 (4.00%) MCITP
6 5 (4.00%) MCTS
7 3 (2.40%) CCNA
7 3 (2.40%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.60%) CCNP
9 1 (0.80%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.60%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (20.80%) Active Directory
2 10 (8.00%) UAG
3 3 (2.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.40%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.60%) XenApp
4 2 (1.60%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.60%) vSphere
5 1 (0.80%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.80%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.80%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (12.00%) SCCM
2 6 (4.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (2.40%) Windows Intune
4 2 (1.60%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (1.60%) Foglight
5 1 (0.80%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 50 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (13.60%) VMware
3 13 (10.40%) Citrix
4 12 (9.60%) Red Hat
5 6 (4.80%) Google
5 6 (4.80%) Cisco
6 3 (2.40%) Twitter
6 3 (2.40%) CheckPoint
6 3 (2.40%) Omniture
7 2 (1.60%) Telerik
7 2 (1.60%) SolarWinds
7 2 (1.60%) HP
7 2 (1.60%) F5
7 2 (1.60%) Sencha
8 1 (0.80%) BT
8 1 (0.80%) NetApp
8 1 (0.80%) Dell
8 1 (0.80%) EMC
8 1 (0.80%) Veeam
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