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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 148 196 171
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -25
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 125 47 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.26% 0.50% 0.81%
As % of the Cloud Services category 28.87% 16.79% 29.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 38 38
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£400 £423 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.32% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £260 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £32.00 -
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
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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
433 280 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 4.35% 3.00% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 164 142
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £220 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 7 5
Average hourly rate £25.00 £9.09 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+175.02% -35.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £8.03 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £19.50 £17.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £13.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+85.18% -12.90%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 5 May 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 +20 44 £400 -5.88% 4
Berkshire +7 28 £400 - 14
Surrey +15 22 £350 -14.63% 12
Hampshire +7 21 £438 +8.02% 2
Buckinghamshire - 9 £400 - 2
Middlesex +9 4 £450 -35.71%
West Sussex -25 3 £290 +31.81%
East Sussex - 1 £225 - 1
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Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 118 (60.20%) Windows
2 96 (48.98%) Amazon AWS
3 80 (40.82%) Agile Software Development
4 77 (39.29%) Linux
5 73 (37.24%) PowerShell
6 71 (36.22%) Microsoft
7 61 (31.12%) C#
8 57 (29.08%) .NET
9 52 (26.53%) UNIX
10 49 (25.00%) SQL
10 49 (25.00%) Configuration Management
11 44 (22.45%) Python
12 41 (20.92%) Ruby
12 41 (20.92%) Puppet
13 40 (20.41%) Jenkins
14 37 (18.88%) VMware
15 35 (17.86%) DNS
15 35 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
16 34 (17.35%) Active Directory
17 33 (16.84%) Continuous Integration
18 32 (16.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 31 (15.82%) ASP.NET
20 30 (15.31%) Mac OS X
20 30 (15.31%) Shell Script
20 30 (15.31%) MVC
20 30 (15.31%) Git (software)
20 30 (15.31%) Scrum
21 29 (14.80%) Windows Server 2008
22 28 (14.29%) ITIL
23 27 (13.78%) IIS

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 (13.78%) IIS
2 23 (11.73%) SharePoint
3 12 (6.12%) SharePoint 2013
4 10 (5.10%) MS Exchange
4 10 (5.10%) OpenStack
5 9 (4.59%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (4.59%) CMS
6 8 (4.08%) Node.js
7 6 (3.06%) Lync
7 6 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.53%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.53%) Orchard CMS
10 2 (1.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.51%) Drupal
11 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.51%) Facebook Platform
11 1 (0.51%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (3.06%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.02%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (5.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 96 (48.98%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (10.71%) Heroku
2 21 (10.71%) Office 365
3 17 (8.67%) IaaS
4 12 (6.12%) PaaS
5 10 (5.10%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (4.59%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (3.57%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (2.55%) SaaS
9 4 (2.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (1.53%) Yammer
11 2 (1.02%) Mimecast
11 2 (1.02%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 35 (17.86%) DNS
2 18 (9.18%) DHCP
3 16 (8.16%) WAN
3 16 (8.16%) SAN
3 16 (8.16%) Network Security
4 11 (5.61%) ADSL
5 10 (5.10%) Firewall
6 9 (4.59%) Internet
7 6 (3.06%) VPN
8 5 (2.55%) LAN
8 5 (2.55%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (2.55%) NAS
9 4 (2.04%) Wireless
10 3 (1.53%) IPv6
11 2 (1.02%) SSL
11 2 (1.02%) MPLS
11 2 (1.02%) Broadband
11 2 (1.02%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (1.02%) VLAN
12 1 (0.51%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.67%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.12%) NoSQL
3 11 (5.61%) MongoDB
4 8 (4.08%) Azure SQL Database
5 7 (3.57%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (3.06%) Big Data
7 5 (2.55%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.51%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 40 (20.41%) Jenkins
2 32 (16.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 30 (15.31%) Git (software)
4 10 (5.10%) Selenium
5 7 (3.57%) NUnit
5 7 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (3.57%) MSTest
6 6 (3.06%) Octopus Deploy
6 6 (3.06%) JIRA
7 5 (2.55%) Visual Studio
8 4 (2.04%) Ant
8 4 (2.04%) Subversion
8 4 (2.04%) Maven
8 4 (2.04%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.53%) Cucumber
9 3 (1.53%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.51%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.51%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.51%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.51%) Fiddler
General
1 14 (7.14%) Games
2 6 (3.06%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.53%) Multimedia
3 3 (1.53%) Marketing
4 2 (1.02%) Billing
5 1 (0.51%) Retail
5 1 (0.51%) Finance
5 1 (0.51%) Advertising
5 1 (0.51%) Publishing
5 1 (0.51%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 80 (40.82%) Developer
2 24 (12.24%) .NET Developer
3 19 (9.69%) Architect
3 19 (9.69%) Consultant
4 18 (9.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 17 (8.67%) Analyst
6 13 (6.63%) Support Analyst
6 13 (6.63%) 3rd Line Support
7 12 (6.12%) C# Developer
7 12 (6.12%) Web Developer
8 11 (5.61%) Cloud Architect
9 10 (5.10%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
9 10 (5.10%) Support Engineer
10 9 (4.59%) Systems Engineer
10 9 (4.59%) Infrastructure Architect
10 9 (4.59%) Development Engineer
11 8 (4.08%) Active Directory Consultant
11 8 (4.08%) C# .NET Developer
11 8 (4.08%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
11 8 (4.08%) Systems Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (29.08%) .NET
2 31 (15.82%) ASP.NET
3 26 (13.27%) ASP.NET Web API
4 25 (12.76%) CSS
4 25 (12.76%) HTML
5 23 (11.73%) Ruby on Rails
6 18 (9.18%) jQuery
7 17 (8.67%) WCF
8 13 (6.63%) ASP.NET MVC
9 12 (6.12%) Web Services
9 12 (6.12%) AngularJS
10 11 (5.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 10 (5.10%) KnockoutJS
12 8 (4.08%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 8 (4.08%) .NET Framework
13 7 (3.57%) XML
13 7 (3.57%) HTML5
14 6 (3.06%) Entity Framework
14 6 (3.06%) Reactive Extensions
14 6 (3.06%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.12%) PKI
2 7 (3.57%) Online Games
2 7 (3.57%) Replication
3 6 (3.06%) Open Source
4 5 (2.55%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.55%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.04%) Private Cloud
5 4 (2.04%) User Experience
6 3 (1.53%) Streaming Video
6 3 (1.53%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.02%) Clustering
7 2 (1.02%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.02%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.02%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.51%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.51%) BYOD
8 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.51%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 118 (60.20%) Windows
2 77 (39.29%) Linux
3 52 (26.53%) UNIX
4 35 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 30 (15.31%) Mac OS X
6 29 (14.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (3.06%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (2.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.02%) VMS
10 1 (0.51%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.51%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (40.82%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 33 (16.84%) Continuous Integration
4 30 (15.31%) MVC
4 30 (15.31%) Scrum
5 28 (14.29%) ITIL
6 24 (12.24%) Continuous Delivery
7 16 (8.16%) CRM
8 15 (7.65%) DevOps
9 14 (7.14%) Load Balancing
10 13 (6.63%) TDD
10 13 (6.63%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (5.61%) Migration
11 11 (5.61%) Content Management
12 9 (4.59%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (4.59%) Unit Testing
12 9 (4.59%) Software Deployment
13 7 (3.57%) Identity Management
13 7 (3.57%) Change Management
13 7 (3.57%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 73 (37.24%) PowerShell
2 61 (31.12%) C#
3 49 (25.00%) SQL
4 44 (22.45%) Python
5 41 (20.92%) Ruby
6 30 (15.31%) Shell Script
7 26 (13.27%) JavaScript
8 16 (8.16%) Go
9 7 (3.57%) T-SQL
10 6 (3.06%) VBScript
10 6 (3.06%) C++
10 6 (3.06%) Java
11 4 (2.04%) C
12 2 (1.02%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.02%) PHP
12 2 (1.02%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.51%) XAML
13 1 (0.51%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.51%) Bourne shell
13 1 (0.51%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 21 (10.71%) Security Cleared
2 14 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (4.08%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.06%) Degree
4 6 (3.06%) MCITP
4 6 (3.06%) MCSE
4 6 (3.06%) MCSA
4 6 (3.06%) MCP
5 5 (2.55%) MCTS
6 2 (1.02%) HND
6 2 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.02%) CCNP
7 1 (0.51%) CCNA
7 1 (0.51%) MCAD
7 1 (0.51%) MCSD
7 1 (0.51%) MCPD
7 1 (0.51%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.51%) SLA
1 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 34 (17.35%) Active Directory
2 23 (11.73%) Hyper-V
3 15 (7.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (4.08%) vSphere
5 6 (3.06%) UAG
5 6 (3.06%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.02%) XenServer
7 1 (0.51%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 41 (20.92%) Puppet
2 15 (7.65%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (4.59%) SCCM
4 7 (3.57%) SCOM
5 6 (3.06%) Nagios
5 6 (3.06%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 6 (3.06%) Icinga
6 3 (1.53%) SCOrch
6 3 (1.53%) SCSM
7 2 (1.02%) SAP Afaria
7 2 (1.02%) WSUS
7 2 (1.02%) Windows Intune
7 2 (1.02%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.51%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.51%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 71 (36.22%) Microsoft
2 37 (18.88%) VMware
3 15 (7.65%) Cisco
4 12 (6.12%) Juniper
5 9 (4.59%) Red Hat
5 9 (4.59%) Google
6 7 (3.57%) Oracle
7 6 (3.06%) Citrix
8 4 (2.04%) HP
9 3 (1.53%) Xamarin
10 2 (1.02%) Barracuda Networks
11 1 (0.51%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.51%) SolarWinds
11 1 (0.51%) Aruba
11 1 (0.51%) Akamai
11 1 (0.51%) F5
11 1 (0.51%) Facebook
11 1 (0.51%) Twitter
11 1 (0.51%) Symantec
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