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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 62 160 190
Rank change year-on-year
+98 +30
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 267 113 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.99% 1.20% 0.67%
As % of the Cloud Services category 31.52% 19.96% 18.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 54 40
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £272 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+17.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- +25.00%
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
847 566 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 9.49% 6.01% 3.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 551 333 204
Median daily rate £450 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £265 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 20 9
Median hourly rate £19.61 £28.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.96% +154.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.14 £11.25 £8.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £49.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.79 £25.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-36.86% +66.66%

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 30 June 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
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 30 June 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
Berkshire +57 97 £450 +20.00% 17
Surrey +17 66 £458 -3.68% 18
Oxfordshire +25 28 £450 +28.57% 5
Hampshire +24 24 £450 +4.34% 13
Buckinghamshire +16 17 £500 +25.00% 7
Kent +21 15 £700 - 2
West Sussex -10 13 £400 +15.10% 5
Middlesex -1 8 £575 - 2
East Sussex +5 2 £330 - 7
M4 Corridor - 2 - -
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 258 (50.79%) Microsoft
2 158 (31.10%) Amazon AWS
3 137 (26.97%) SQL
4 135 (26.57%) .NET
5 129 (25.39%) Windows
6 117 (23.03%) C#
7 114 (22.44%) Agile Software Development
8 109 (21.46%) SQL Server
9 105 (20.67%) DevOps
10 104 (20.47%) PowerShell
11 95 (18.70%) PaaS
11 95 (18.70%) Office 365
12 86 (16.93%) Active Directory
13 75 (14.76%) Java
14 72 (14.17%) Web Services
15 69 (13.58%) IaaS
16 63 (12.40%) SharePoint
17 62 (12.20%) Ruby
18 59 (11.61%) Git (software)
18 59 (11.61%) VMware
19 57 (11.22%) Migration
19 57 (11.22%) JavaScript
19 57 (11.22%) Jenkins
20 56 (11.02%) OpenStack
21 53 (10.43%) Python
22 51 (10.04%) DNS
22 51 (10.04%) Puppet
23 50 (9.84%) Linux
24 49 (9.65%) MS Excel
24 49 (9.65%) Azure Active Directory

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 63 (12.40%) SharePoint
2 56 (11.02%) OpenStack
3 29 (5.71%) Cloud Foundry
4 25 (4.92%) IIS
4 25 (4.92%) Skype for Business
5 20 (3.94%) MS Exchange
6 13 (2.56%) WebLogic
7 11 (2.17%) Confluence
8 9 (1.77%) BizTalk Server
8 9 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (1.18%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.98%) Apache Spark
11 5 (0.98%) Drupal
11 5 (0.98%) Joomla!
11 5 (0.98%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (0.98%) WordPress
12 4 (0.79%) Apache
Applications
1 49 (9.65%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.76%) MS Office
3 3 (0.59%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 23 (4.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.20%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 158 (31.10%) Amazon AWS
2 95 (18.70%) Office 365
2 95 (18.70%) PaaS
3 69 (13.58%) IaaS
4 49 (9.65%) Azure Active Directory
5 24 (4.72%) Heroku
6 22 (4.33%) SaaS
7 19 (3.74%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (1.38%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (1.18%) Azure Machine Learning
10 4 (0.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.79%) GitHub
10 4 (0.79%) Yammer
11 2 (0.39%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.39%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.39%) Google App Engine
11 2 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.39%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.20%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 51 (10.04%) DNS
2 39 (7.68%) VPN
3 37 (7.28%) Firewall
4 25 (4.92%) DHCP
4 25 (4.92%) Skype
5 21 (4.13%) HTTP
6 18 (3.54%) Network Security
7 14 (2.76%) TCP/IP
8 13 (2.56%) Internet
8 13 (2.56%) IPsec
9 11 (2.17%) IPv6
10 10 (1.97%) LDAP
10 10 (1.97%) WAN
11 9 (1.77%) LAN
11 9 (1.77%) Software-Defined Networking
12 8 (1.57%) Kerberos
12 8 (1.57%) SSL
13 7 (1.38%) BGP
13 7 (1.38%) Wireshark
14 6 (1.18%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (21.46%) SQL Server
2 45 (8.86%) Azure SQL Database
3 28 (5.51%) Apache Cassandra
4 24 (4.72%) Hadoop
4 24 (4.72%) NoSQL
5 22 (4.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 21 (4.13%) Redis
7 20 (3.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 16 (3.15%) Data Warehouse
8 16 (3.15%) SQL Server 2008
8 16 (3.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 15 (2.95%) Power BI
10 13 (2.56%) MongoDB
10 13 (2.56%) Relational Database
11 12 (2.36%) Oracle Database
12 11 (2.17%) Big Data
13 10 (1.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 7 (1.38%) Datazen
14 7 (1.38%) HDInsight
14 7 (1.38%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 59 (11.61%) Git (software)
2 57 (11.22%) Jenkins
3 46 (9.06%) JIRA
4 34 (6.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 34 (6.69%) Visual Studio
5 26 (5.12%) Maven
6 14 (2.76%) Ant
6 14 (2.76%) NuGet
7 13 (2.56%) Artifactory
7 13 (2.56%) MSBuild
8 12 (2.36%) Hudson
8 12 (2.36%) JUnit
8 12 (2.36%) Subversion
9 11 (2.17%) SoapUI
9 11 (2.17%) Talend Open Studio
10 7 (1.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (0.98%) Fiddler
12 3 (0.59%) ERwin
12 3 (0.59%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.59%) Vagrant
General
1 38 (7.48%) Finance
2 17 (3.35%) Marketing
2 17 (3.35%) Telecoms
3 11 (2.17%) Retail
4 10 (1.97%) Banking
4 10 (1.97%) German Language
5 8 (1.57%) Billing
5 8 (1.57%) Spanish Language
6 7 (1.38%) Publishing
7 6 (1.18%) French Language
7 6 (1.18%) Portuguese Language
8 4 (0.79%) Automotive
8 4 (0.79%) Games
9 3 (0.59%) Italian Language
10 2 (0.39%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.39%) Local Government
11 1 (0.20%) Advertising
11 1 (0.20%) Electronics
11 1 (0.20%) Legal
11 1 (0.20%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 87 (17.13%) Developer
2 79 (15.55%) Architect
3 72 (14.17%) Consultant
4 51 (10.04%) Azure Engineer
5 50 (9.84%) DevOps Engineer
6 43 (8.46%) Cloud Architect
7 35 (6.89%) Cloud Engineer
8 32 (6.30%) .NET Developer
8 32 (6.30%) Azure Consultant
9 31 (6.10%) C# Developer
10 30 (5.91%) Azure Architect
10 30 (5.91%) Support Engineer
11 27 (5.31%) Azure Developer
11 27 (5.31%) Azure DevOps
12 25 (4.92%) Project Manager
13 19 (3.74%) Microsoft Consultant
14 18 (3.54%) C# .NET Developer
14 18 (3.54%) Cloud Consultant
14 18 (3.54%) Field Engineer
15 17 (3.35%) Escalation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (26.57%) .NET
2 72 (14.17%) Web Services
3 42 (8.27%) ASP.NET
4 36 (7.09%) CSS
5 25 (4.92%) ASP.NET MVC
5 25 (4.92%) HTML
6 23 (4.53%) WCF
7 22 (4.33%) XML
8 21 (4.13%) RabbitMQ
9 20 (3.94%) .NET Framework
10 19 (3.74%) jQuery
11 18 (3.54%) ADO.NET
11 18 (3.54%) REST
12 17 (3.35%) AngularJS
12 17 (3.35%) SOAP
13 13 (2.56%) JSON
14 11 (2.17%) ASP.NET Web API
15 10 (1.97%) Entity Framework
15 10 (1.97%) WPF
16 9 (1.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 40 (7.87%) Data Centre
2 33 (6.50%) Public Cloud
3 27 (5.31%) Computer Science
4 17 (3.35%) Enterprise Software
5 16 (3.15%) Clustering
6 11 (2.17%) Management Information System
7 9 (1.77%) PKI
8 8 (1.57%) Hybrid Cloud
8 8 (1.57%) Private Cloud
9 7 (1.38%) Inversion of Control
9 7 (1.38%) Replication
10 6 (1.18%) User Experience
10 6 (1.18%) VCE vBlock
11 5 (0.98%) Client/Server
11 5 (0.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 4 (0.79%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (0.79%) Cloud Native
12 4 (0.79%) CMDB
13 3 (0.59%) Algorithms
13 3 (0.59%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 129 (25.39%) Windows
2 50 (9.84%) Linux
3 45 (8.86%) Windows Server
4 22 (4.33%) VMS
5 18 (3.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (1.77%) Unix
8 8 (1.57%) Ubuntu
8 8 (1.57%) Windows 10
9 6 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.59%) Solaris
10 3 (0.59%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.59%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.39%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.39%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.20%) CentOS
12 1 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (22.44%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (20.67%) DevOps
3 57 (11.22%) Migration
4 46 (9.06%) Continuous Delivery
4 46 (9.06%) Scrum
5 45 (8.86%) Configuration Management
6 40 (7.87%) Business Intelligence
6 40 (7.87%) MVC
7 39 (7.68%) Continuous Integration
8 38 (7.48%) ITIL
9 37 (7.28%) TDD
10 36 (7.09%) Software Engineering
11 32 (6.30%) Use Case
12 31 (6.10%) CRM
13 30 (5.91%) Mentoring
14 29 (5.71%) Service Management
15 28 (5.51%) Project Management
16 24 (4.72%) Change Management
16 24 (4.72%) Kanban
17 21 (4.13%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 137 (26.97%) SQL
2 117 (23.03%) C#
3 104 (20.47%) PowerShell
4 75 (14.76%) Java
5 62 (12.20%) Ruby
6 57 (11.22%) JavaScript
7 53 (10.43%) Python
8 36 (7.09%) Bash Shell
9 24 (4.72%) T-SQL
10 19 (3.74%) Go
11 14 (2.76%) VB
11 14 (2.76%) VB.NET
12 13 (2.56%) C++
13 12 (2.36%) Perl
14 11 (2.17%) C
14 11 (2.17%) PHP
15 10 (1.97%) R
15 10 (1.97%) VBScript
16 6 (1.18%) VB6
17 4 (0.79%) Scala
Qualifications
1 46 (9.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (6.69%) Degree
3 27 (5.31%) MCSE
3 27 (5.31%) Security Cleared
4 21 (4.13%) SC Cleared
5 17 (3.35%) MCTS
6 14 (2.76%) MCITP
7 8 (1.57%) CISSP
7 8 (1.57%) MCSA
7 8 (1.57%) MCSD
8 4 (0.79%) AWS Certification
8 4 (0.79%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.59%) ISEB
9 3 (0.59%) MCAD
9 3 (0.59%) MCP
9 3 (0.59%) MCPD
10 2 (0.39%) CCNA
10 2 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.39%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.39%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.95%) QA
2 13 (2.56%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (0.98%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.20%) SLA
System Software
1 86 (16.93%) Active Directory
2 45 (8.86%) Hyper-V
2 45 (8.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (5.12%) vSphere
4 24 (4.72%) Docker
5 19 (3.74%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (1.18%) BitLocker
6 6 (1.18%) XenServer
7 5 (0.98%) vCloud
8 4 (0.79%) KVM
8 4 (0.79%) UAG
9 3 (0.59%) Xen
9 3 (0.59%) XenApp
10 2 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.39%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 51 (10.04%) Puppet
2 36 (7.09%) Opscode Chef
3 29 (5.71%) Ansible
4 26 (5.12%) SCCM
5 25 (4.92%) SCOM
6 17 (3.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 12 (2.36%) Microsoft Clustering
8 10 (1.97%) Microsoft Intune
9 9 (1.77%) Kubernetes
10 8 (1.57%) SCVMM
11 7 (1.38%) HP SiteScope
12 6 (1.18%) Data Guard
12 6 (1.18%) Oracle RMAN
13 5 (0.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 5 (0.98%) Tivoli
14 4 (0.79%) HP Operations Orchestration
14 4 (0.79%) SCOrch
15 3 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
15 3 (0.59%) OpenView
15 3 (0.59%) WSUS
Vendors
1 258 (50.79%) Microsoft
2 59 (11.61%) VMware
3 47 (9.25%) Oracle
4 21 (4.13%) Splunk
5 17 (3.35%) Red Hat
6 16 (3.15%) Cisco
6 16 (3.15%) Citrix
6 16 (3.15%) HP
7 12 (2.36%) Barracuda Networks
7 12 (2.36%) Dell
8 11 (2.17%) New Relic
8 11 (2.17%) Talend
9 9 (1.77%) Dynatrace
10 8 (1.57%) AppDynamics
11 7 (1.38%) Rackspace
12 6 (1.18%) CheckPoint
12 6 (1.18%) Remedy
12 6 (1.18%) SAP
13 5 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (0.98%) ServiceNow
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Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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