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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 38 118 185
Rank change year-on-year
+80 +67
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 373 163 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 4.45% 1.64% 0.79%
As % of the Cloud Services category 34.89% 27.86% 17.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 104 41
Median daily rate £450 £413 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £520 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £410
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £47.16 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.74% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £30.19 -
% change year-on-year
+15.93% -
Microsoft Azure
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
1069 585 411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.76% 5.89% 4.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 695 350 225
Median daily rate £450 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £592 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £405 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.17% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 17 11
Median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -36.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £11.40 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £26.50 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-29.00% +25.00%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Microsoft Azure as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 September 2016.

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 28 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +33 91 £464 +9.11% 19
Oxfordshire +18 85 £425 -5.55% 13
Berkshire +63 79 £525 +27.27% 20
Hampshire +34 42 £400 -11.11% 26
Buckinghamshire +34 17 £315 - 6
West Sussex +7 15 £375 +22.95% 3
Kent +11 14 £600 +76.47% 1
East Sussex +4 12 £325 -18.75% 5
Middlesex +1 4 - - 1
M4 Corridor - 4 £725 -
Sussex +2 1 - -
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 267 (41.59%) Microsoft
2 245 (38.16%) Amazon AWS
3 189 (29.44%) SQL
4 179 (27.88%) Agile Software Development
5 165 (25.70%) .NET
6 139 (21.65%) Windows
7 138 (21.50%) C#
8 133 (20.72%) SQL Server
9 124 (19.31%) JavaScript
9 124 (19.31%) PowerShell
10 123 (19.16%) Java
11 115 (17.91%) Office 365
12 107 (16.67%) DevOps
13 102 (15.89%) Scrum
14 96 (14.95%) Active Directory
15 94 (14.64%) Web Services
16 92 (14.33%) Jenkins
17 91 (14.17%) Migration
18 81 (12.62%) PaaS
19 78 (12.15%) AngularJS
20 72 (11.21%) Kanban
21 67 (10.44%) Cloud Computing
22 66 (10.28%) IaaS
23 65 (10.12%) Git (software)
23 65 (10.12%) RESTful
24 64 (9.97%) Visual Studio
24 64 (9.97%) SharePoint
25 62 (9.66%) MVC
26 61 (9.50%) JSON
27 60 (9.35%) Linux

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 64 (9.97%) SharePoint
2 46 (7.17%) Tomcat
3 41 (6.39%) Elasticsearch
3 41 (6.39%) OpenStack
4 37 (5.76%) Skype for Business
5 32 (4.98%) MS Exchange
6 22 (3.43%) IIS
7 18 (2.80%) Cloud Foundry
8 16 (2.49%) Apache
8 16 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2010
9 14 (2.18%) Confluence
10 12 (1.87%) Apache Pig
11 11 (1.71%) Apache Spark
11 11 (1.71%) BizTalk Server
12 10 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
13 8 (1.25%) CMS
13 8 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
14 7 (1.09%) Apache Solr
14 7 (1.09%) nginx
14 7 (1.09%) WebSphere
Applications
1 58 (9.03%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.34%) MS Office
3 4 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (0.62%) MS Project
4 3 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (2.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (2.18%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (1.25%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.16%) OpenText Process Suite
4 1 (0.16%) Sprinklr
4 1 (0.16%) Summit
4 1 (0.16%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 245 (38.16%) Amazon AWS
2 115 (17.91%) Office 365
3 81 (12.62%) PaaS
4 67 (10.44%) Cloud Computing
5 66 (10.28%) IaaS
6 42 (6.54%) GitHub
7 35 (5.45%) Azure Active Directory
8 16 (2.49%) Heroku
9 13 (2.02%) SaaS
10 8 (1.25%) Yammer
11 6 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (0.93%) Azure Machine Learning
11 6 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
12 5 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (0.78%) AWS CloudTrail
12 5 (0.78%) HP Helion
13 4 (0.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 4 (0.62%) OneDrive
14 3 (0.47%) Slack
15 2 (0.31%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 45 (7.01%) DNS
2 34 (5.30%) Firewall
3 33 (5.14%) Skype
4 28 (4.36%) DHCP
5 27 (4.21%) Kerberos
6 20 (3.12%) VPN
7 19 (2.96%) Network Security
8 18 (2.80%) WAN
9 17 (2.65%) LAN
10 14 (2.18%) Internet
10 14 (2.18%) LDAP
11 12 (1.87%) HTTP
12 11 (1.71%) TCP/IP
13 10 (1.56%) SAN
14 7 (1.09%) IPsec
15 6 (0.93%) Software-Defined Networking
16 5 (0.78%) BGP
16 5 (0.78%) IPv6
17 4 (0.62%) MPLS
17 4 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (20.72%) SQL Server
2 43 (6.70%) Azure SQL Database
3 42 (6.54%) Couchbase
3 42 (6.54%) MongoDB
4 27 (4.21%) NoSQL
5 22 (3.43%) Apache Cassandra
5 22 (3.43%) Hadoop
6 21 (3.27%) Relational Database
7 20 (3.12%) Big Data
8 19 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
9 16 (2.49%) RDBMS
10 14 (2.18%) Power BI
10 14 (2.18%) Redis
10 14 (2.18%) SQL Server 2008
10 14 (2.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 13 (2.02%) Apache Hive
12 12 (1.87%) MySQL
12 12 (1.87%) Oracle Database
12 12 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 10 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 92 (14.33%) Jenkins
2 65 (10.12%) Git (software)
3 64 (9.97%) Visual Studio
4 58 (9.03%) Maven
5 53 (8.26%) JUnit
6 45 (7.01%) Team Foundation Server
7 41 (6.39%) JIRA
8 40 (6.23%) Cucumber
9 38 (5.92%) Mockito
10 37 (5.76%) Spock
11 16 (2.49%) Selenium
12 14 (2.18%) SoapUI
12 14 (2.18%) Talend Open Studio
13 12 (1.87%) NUnit
14 10 (1.56%) TeamCity
15 8 (1.25%) Octopus Deploy
15 8 (1.25%) Subversion
15 8 (1.25%) WiX
16 7 (1.09%) MSBuild
16 7 (1.09%) MSI
General
1 27 (4.21%) Finance
2 25 (3.89%) Marketing
3 24 (3.74%) Publishing
4 23 (3.58%) Retail
5 21 (3.27%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.87%) Back Office
6 12 (1.87%) Spanish Language
7 8 (1.25%) Billing
8 7 (1.09%) Advertising
9 6 (0.93%) Banking
9 6 (0.93%) Games
9 6 (0.93%) German Language
10 4 (0.62%) Legal
10 4 (0.62%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.31%) French Language
11 2 (0.31%) Portuguese Language
12 1 (0.16%) Automotive
12 1 (0.16%) Military
Job Titles
1 172 (26.79%) Developer
2 101 (15.73%) Architect
3 64 (9.97%) Consultant
4 56 (8.72%) Java Developer
5 51 (7.94%) Cloud Architect
6 48 (7.48%) .NET Developer
7 46 (7.17%) Azure Engineer
8 44 (6.85%) DevOps Engineer
9 42 (6.54%) Azure Developer
10 41 (6.39%) Azure Architect
11 40 (6.23%) C# Developer
12 37 (5.76%) Project Manager
13 28 (4.36%) Azure Consultant
13 28 (4.36%) Azure DevOps
14 23 (3.58%) Designer
15 22 (3.43%) Analyst
16 21 (3.27%) Cloud Engineer
17 20 (3.12%) AWS Architect
17 20 (3.12%) C# .NET Developer
17 20 (3.12%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (25.70%) .NET
2 94 (14.64%) Web Services
3 78 (12.15%) AngularJS
4 65 (10.12%) RESTful
5 61 (9.50%) JSON
6 57 (8.88%) ASP.NET
7 52 (8.10%) CSS
7 52 (8.10%) Spring
8 48 (7.48%) J2EE
9 45 (7.01%) .NET Framework
10 43 (6.70%) JMS
11 42 (6.54%) ASP.NET MVC
11 42 (6.54%) HTML
12 34 (5.30%) jQuery
13 32 (4.98%) ASP.NET Web API
14 27 (4.21%) WCF
15 22 (3.43%) Entity Framework
15 22 (3.43%) REST
16 21 (3.27%) SOAP
16 21 (3.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 47 (7.32%) Data Centre
2 29 (4.52%) Computer Science
3 27 (4.21%) Public Cloud
4 14 (2.18%) PKI
5 12 (1.87%) Management Information System
6 10 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (1.56%) BYOD
6 10 (1.56%) Hybrid Cloud
7 8 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (1.09%) Algorithms
8 7 (1.09%) Clustering
8 7 (1.09%) Grid Computing
8 7 (1.09%) Replication
9 6 (0.93%) Digital Media
9 6 (0.93%) Virtual Team
10 5 (0.78%) Data Structures
10 5 (0.78%) Mobile App
10 5 (0.78%) Online Games
11 4 (0.62%) Enterprise Cloud
11 4 (0.62%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 139 (21.65%) Windows
2 60 (9.35%) Linux
3 49 (7.63%) Windows Server
4 42 (6.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (2.96%) Unix
6 17 (2.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (2.34%) Windows 10
8 11 (1.71%) Mac OS X
8 11 (1.71%) VMS
9 10 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (1.25%) Windows 8
12 7 (1.09%) Ubuntu
13 6 (0.93%) Windows 7
14 5 (0.78%) Android
15 4 (0.62%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.47%) Solaris
16 3 (0.47%) Windows XP
17 2 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
17 2 (0.31%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (27.88%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (16.67%) DevOps
3 102 (15.89%) Scrum
4 91 (14.17%) Migration
5 72 (11.21%) Kanban
6 62 (9.66%) MVC
7 53 (8.26%) Configuration Management
7 53 (8.26%) Project Management
8 51 (7.94%) Continuous Integration
9 50 (7.79%) ITIL
10 41 (6.39%) Continuous Delivery
10 41 (6.39%) TDD
11 37 (5.76%) Software Engineering
12 30 (4.67%) Service Design
13 27 (4.21%) CRM
14 26 (4.05%) High Availability
14 26 (4.05%) Release Management
14 26 (4.05%) Use Case
15 25 (3.89%) Open Source
15 25 (3.89%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 189 (29.44%) SQL
2 138 (21.50%) C#
3 124 (19.31%) JavaScript
3 124 (19.31%) PowerShell
4 123 (19.16%) Java
5 40 (6.23%) Ruby
6 35 (5.45%) Python
7 25 (3.89%) Bash Shell
8 22 (3.43%) T-SQL
9 21 (3.27%) C++
10 20 (3.12%) VB
11 17 (2.65%) C
12 14 (2.18%) Go
13 12 (1.87%) PHP
14 11 (1.71%) Perl
15 10 (1.56%) VBScript
16 7 (1.09%) TypeScript
16 7 (1.09%) VB.NET
17 6 (0.93%) VB6
18 4 (0.62%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 37 (5.76%) Degree
2 31 (4.83%) Security Cleared
3 27 (4.21%) Microsoft Certification
4 26 (4.05%) SC Cleared
5 19 (2.96%) MCSE
6 10 (1.56%) CISSP
7 8 (1.25%) MCSA
8 7 (1.09%) MCP
9 6 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 5 (0.78%) AWS Certification
11 3 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.47%) MCSD
11 3 (0.47%) MCTS
11 3 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.31%) CCNP
12 2 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.31%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.31%) MCAD
12 2 (0.31%) MCPD
12 2 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.27%) Disclosure Scotland
2 20 (3.12%) QA
3 11 (1.71%) PCI DSS
4 8 (1.25%) SLA
5 4 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.16%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 96 (14.95%) Active Directory
2 51 (7.94%) Hyper-V
3 40 (6.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (4.52%) vSphere
5 18 (2.80%) Docker
6 13 (2.02%) Microsoft App-V
7 10 (1.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 10 (1.56%) HDFS
7 10 (1.56%) Oracle RAC
7 10 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (1.25%) Virtual Desktop
8 8 (1.25%) XenApp
9 7 (1.09%) Apache Flume
10 5 (0.78%) BitLocker
11 4 (0.62%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.47%) vCloud
12 3 (0.47%) VMware ESX
13 2 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.31%) XenServer
14 1 (0.16%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 49 (7.63%) Puppet
2 34 (5.30%) SCCM
3 30 (4.67%) Ansible
4 27 (4.21%) SCOM
5 24 (3.74%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (1.56%) Ambari
6 10 (1.56%) Hadoop YARN
6 10 (1.56%) Oozie
7 8 (1.25%) Kubernetes
7 8 (1.25%) Microsoft Intune
8 7 (1.09%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 5 (0.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 4 (0.62%) EMC NetWorker
11 3 (0.47%) Backup Exec
11 3 (0.47%) HP Operations Orchestration
11 3 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Clustering
11 3 (0.47%) SCVMM
11 3 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 3 (0.47%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 267 (41.59%) Microsoft
2 55 (8.57%) VMware
3 48 (7.48%) Oracle
4 18 (2.80%) Cisco
5 16 (2.49%) Red Hat
6 15 (2.34%) HP
7 14 (2.18%) Dynatrace
7 14 (2.18%) Remedy
7 14 (2.18%) Talend
8 13 (2.02%) AppDynamics
8 13 (2.02%) Citrix
8 13 (2.02%) New Relic
9 12 (1.87%) BMC
10 11 (1.71%) Xamarin
11 9 (1.40%) SAP
12 7 (1.09%) DevExpress
12 7 (1.09%) Hortonworks
12 7 (1.09%) Teradata
13 6 (0.93%) Dell
13 6 (0.93%) Sitecore
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £700 per week
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
The Rank Group plc
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Egham, Surrey
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £ excellent
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £excellent
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Venturi
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 6 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
The Rank Group plc
Rate: Competitive salary
Posted: 22 days ago
South East
Networking People
Rate: £700 - £800 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
Seven Principles AG
Rate: £550 - £500 per day
Posted: 21 days ago