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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 151 190 151
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -39
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 107 55 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.14% 0.61% 0.95%
As % of the Cloud Services category 19.31% 17.57% 35.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 37 43
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£400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £220 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.31% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £39.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 -
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -
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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
554 313 222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 5.92% 3.49% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 198 129
Average daily rate £401 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.80% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £220 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £388 £293
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +32.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 8 9
Average hourly rate £26.00 £9.84 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+164.22% -68.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.25 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £66.50 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £15.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+48.38% -53.03%

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 3 July 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
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 3 July 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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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
Surrey +22 39 £475 +15.85% 12
Berkshire +13 23 £388 -3.12% 15
Oxfordshire -17 11 £350 -17.64% 3
Hampshire +10 9 £431 +6.48% 8
Buckinghamshire - 9 £425 - 3
East Sussex - 9 £330 - 1
West Sussex -20 3 £220 - 1
Kent - 2 - -
Middlesex - 2 - -
Home Counties - 1 £475 -
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Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 124 (54.39%) Windows
2 102 (44.74%) Amazon AWS
3 97 (42.54%) Microsoft
4 77 (33.77%) Agile Software Development
5 69 (30.26%) Linux
6 67 (29.39%) PowerShell
7 61 (26.75%) C#
8 59 (25.88%) SQL
9 58 (25.44%) .NET
10 57 (25.00%) VMware
11 50 (21.93%) Active Directory
12 42 (18.42%) UNIX
12 42 (18.42%) DNS
13 40 (17.54%) Data Centre
14 39 (17.11%) Windows Server 2008
14 39 (17.11%) Configuration Management
15 37 (16.23%) Windows Server 2012
16 36 (15.79%) Puppet
17 34 (14.91%) VMware Infrastructure
17 34 (14.91%) Python
18 33 (14.47%) Ruby
19 31 (13.60%) MVC
19 31 (13.60%) IaaS
20 30 (13.16%) Jenkins
20 30 (13.16%) Migration
20 30 (13.16%) ITIL
21 29 (12.72%) SAN
21 29 (12.72%) ASP.NET Web API
22 27 (11.84%) ASP.NET
22 27 (11.84%) SharePoint

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 27 (11.84%) SharePoint
2 24 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 24 (10.53%) IIS
3 18 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (6.14%) OpenStack
5 12 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
6 11 (4.82%) SharePoint 2013
7 10 (4.39%) CMS
8 9 (3.95%) BizTalk Server
8 9 (3.95%) Lync
9 8 (3.51%) Node.js
10 6 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (1.32%) Orchard CMS
11 3 (1.32%) Apache
11 3 (1.32%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.88%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.88%) Eucalyptus
13 1 (0.44%) Facebook Platform
13 1 (0.44%) Drupal
Applications
1 15 (6.58%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.75%) MS Project
3 3 (1.32%) MS Office
4 2 (0.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (6.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.44%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 102 (44.74%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (13.60%) IaaS
3 20 (8.77%) Office 365
4 19 (8.33%) PaaS
5 14 (6.14%) Heroku
5 14 (6.14%) SaaS
6 8 (3.51%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (3.51%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (3.51%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (3.07%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (1.75%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (1.75%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 42 (18.42%) DNS
2 29 (12.72%) SAN
3 24 (10.53%) DHCP
4 22 (9.65%) Network Security
5 18 (7.89%) WAN
6 17 (7.46%) Firewall
7 15 (6.58%) LAN
8 12 (5.26%) VLAN
8 12 (5.26%) NAS
9 11 (4.82%) ADSL
10 10 (4.39%) TCP/IP
11 9 (3.95%) Fibre Channel
12 8 (3.51%) Internet
12 8 (3.51%) WLAN
13 6 (2.63%) VPN
14 4 (1.75%) MPLS
14 4 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
14 4 (1.75%) Wireless
15 3 (1.32%) SSH
15 3 (1.32%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (9.65%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.02%) NoSQL
3 11 (4.82%) Big Data
4 10 (4.39%) MongoDB
5 7 (3.07%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (2.63%) Oracle Database
7 5 (2.19%) Relational Database
7 5 (2.19%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (1.32%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 30 (13.16%) Jenkins
2 25 (10.96%) Git (software)
3 22 (9.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 9 (3.95%) JIRA
5 8 (3.51%) Selenium
6 7 (3.07%) Ant
6 7 (3.07%) NUnit
6 7 (3.07%) Subversion
6 7 (3.07%) Maven
6 7 (3.07%) MSTest
7 6 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (2.63%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (1.75%) Visual Studio
9 3 (1.32%) Hudson
9 3 (1.32%) MSBuild
10 2 (0.88%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.44%) Fiddler
11 1 (0.44%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.44%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.44%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (7.46%) Games
2 5 (2.19%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.32%) Finance
3 3 (1.32%) Multimedia
3 3 (1.32%) Marketing
4 2 (0.88%) Billing
5 1 (0.44%) Retail
5 1 (0.44%) Legal
5 1 (0.44%) Advertising
5 1 (0.44%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 73 (32.02%) Developer
2 40 (17.54%) Architect
3 28 (12.28%) Consultant
4 23 (10.09%) Analyst
5 22 (9.65%) Cloud Architect
6 21 (9.21%) .NET Developer
7 19 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 14 (6.14%) 3rd Line Support
8 14 (6.14%) Support Analyst
9 13 (5.70%) Web Developer
10 12 (5.26%) Development Engineer
11 11 (4.82%) Active Directory Consultant
11 11 (4.82%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
11 11 (4.82%) Systems Engineer
12 10 (4.39%) C# Developer
12 10 (4.39%) Infrastructure Architect
13 9 (3.95%) Support Engineer
14 8 (3.51%) Applications Support
14 8 (3.51%) Systems Support
14 8 (3.51%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (25.44%) .NET
2 29 (12.72%) ASP.NET Web API
3 27 (11.84%) ASP.NET
4 20 (8.77%) CSS
4 20 (8.77%) HTML
5 17 (7.46%) WCF
6 16 (7.02%) Ruby on Rails
7 14 (6.14%) jQuery
8 12 (5.26%) Web Services
9 11 (4.82%) ASP.NET MVC
9 11 (4.82%) Reactive Extensions
9 11 (4.82%) Task Parallel Library
9 11 (4.82%) AngularJS
9 11 (4.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 10 (4.39%) KnockoutJS
11 9 (3.95%) REST
12 7 (3.07%) JSON
12 7 (3.07%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 6 (2.63%) XML
13 6 (2.63%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 40 (17.54%) Data Centre
2 13 (5.70%) PKI
2 13 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.26%) Online Games
4 7 (3.07%) Private Cloud
4 7 (3.07%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (2.63%) Replication
6 5 (2.19%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.75%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.75%) User Experience
7 4 (1.75%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (1.75%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.75%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.32%) Data Integration
8 3 (1.32%) Streaming Video
9 2 (0.88%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.88%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.44%) BYOD
10 1 (0.44%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.44%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 124 (54.39%) Windows
2 69 (30.26%) Linux
3 42 (18.42%) UNIX
4 39 (17.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 37 (16.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (9.65%) Mac OS X
7 8 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.88%) VMS
10 1 (0.44%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (33.77%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (17.11%) Configuration Management
3 31 (13.60%) MVC
4 30 (13.16%) ITIL
4 30 (13.16%) Migration
5 27 (11.84%) Scrum
6 22 (9.65%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (9.65%) DevOps
7 17 (7.46%) Stakeholder Management
7 17 (7.46%) CRM
7 17 (7.46%) Business Intelligence
8 16 (7.02%) Load Balancing
9 15 (6.58%) Service Delivery
10 13 (5.70%) TDD
10 13 (5.70%) Continuous Delivery
11 11 (4.82%) Content Management
12 10 (4.39%) Software Deployment
13 9 (3.95%) Enterprise Architecture
14 8 (3.51%) Identity Management
14 8 (3.51%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 67 (29.39%) PowerShell
2 61 (26.75%) C#
3 59 (25.88%) SQL
4 34 (14.91%) Python
5 33 (14.47%) Ruby
6 22 (9.65%) Shell Script
7 21 (9.21%) JavaScript
8 10 (4.39%) Go
9 9 (3.95%) VBScript
10 6 (2.63%) PHP
10 6 (2.63%) Java
11 4 (1.75%) Perl
11 4 (1.75%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.32%) C
12 3 (1.32%) C++
13 2 (0.88%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.44%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.44%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 19 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 16 (7.02%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (3.07%) MCSE
4 6 (2.63%) MCITP
4 6 (2.63%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.19%) MCTS
5 5 (2.19%) MCSA
5 5 (2.19%) MCP
6 4 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.75%) CCNP
6 4 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (1.75%) Degree
7 3 (1.32%) CCNA
8 2 (0.88%) MCSD
9 1 (0.44%) MCAD
9 1 (0.44%) MCPD
9 1 (0.44%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.44%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.32%) SLA
2 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 50 (21.93%) Active Directory
2 34 (14.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (11.40%) Hyper-V
4 16 (7.02%) vSphere
5 11 (4.82%) vCloud
6 7 (3.07%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.88%) UAG
7 2 (0.88%) XenApp
7 2 (0.88%) XenServer
7 2 (0.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 36 (15.79%) Puppet
2 13 (5.70%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (4.39%) Icinga
3 10 (4.39%) Nagios
4 9 (3.95%) vMotion
5 6 (2.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 6 (2.63%) WSUS
5 6 (2.63%) SCCM
6 4 (1.75%) Cacti
7 3 (1.32%) Ansible
7 3 (1.32%) Windows Intune
8 2 (0.88%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.88%) Foglight
9 1 (0.44%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.44%) Control-M
9 1 (0.44%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.44%) SCOM
9 1 (0.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 97 (42.54%) Microsoft
2 57 (25.00%) VMware
3 18 (7.89%) Cisco
4 15 (6.58%) Oracle
5 14 (6.14%) Red Hat
6 12 (5.26%) Juniper
7 8 (3.51%) SAP
7 8 (3.51%) Google
7 8 (3.51%) Citrix
8 7 (3.07%) SolarWinds
8 7 (3.07%) HP
9 4 (1.75%) Dell
9 4 (1.75%) CommVault
10 3 (1.32%) F5
10 3 (1.32%) Splunk
11 2 (0.88%) Xamarin
11 2 (0.88%) 3PAR
11 2 (0.88%) Barracuda Networks
11 2 (0.88%) CA
11 2 (0.88%) CheckPoint
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