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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
England / South East
Rank 60 116 195
Rank change year-on-year
+56 +79
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 233 149 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.18% 1.82% 0.71%
As % of the Cloud Services category 29.61% 23.95% 15.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 97 38
Median daily rate £463 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £338 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £414 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.43% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 0
Median hourly rate £14.75 £19.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.33% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £35.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-57.14% +34.61%

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
787 622 418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.75% 7.58% 4.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 405 240
Median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £404 £412
% change year-on-year
+5.32% -1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 9
Median hourly rate £15.00 £28.00 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.42% +194.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £14.40 £8.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.56 £60.00 £14.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-38.18% +22.22%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017. 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 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 +19 66 £475 +8.57% 17
Hampshire +46 50 £475 +3.71% 19
Surrey +20 40 £463 +32.14% 18
Oxfordshire -4 22 £425 -18.26% 16
East Sussex +25 20 £325 - 5
West Sussex +13 16 £438 -12.50% 5
Kent 0 7 £450 -23.07% 5
Buckinghamshire +1 6 £400 -11.11% 13
Middlesex 0 2 - -
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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.

1 224 (39.16%) Amazon AWS
2 219 (38.29%) Microsoft
3 139 (24.30%) .NET
4 135 (23.60%) SQL
5 131 (22.90%) Agile Software Development
6 128 (22.38%) Windows
7 118 (20.63%) C#
8 103 (18.01%) SQL Server
9 101 (17.66%) Active Directory
10 99 (17.31%) JavaScript
11 97 (16.96%) Migration
12 91 (15.91%) Office 365
13 90 (15.73%) Web Services
14 85 (14.86%) Java
15 81 (14.16%) PowerShell
16 74 (12.94%) DevOps
17 66 (11.54%) AngularJS
18 65 (11.36%) Scrum
19 64 (11.19%) PaaS
20 61 (10.66%) VMware
20 61 (10.66%) MVC
21 57 (9.97%) MS Excel
21 57 (9.97%) RESTful
21 57 (9.97%) Windows Server
22 56 (9.79%) IaaS
23 53 (9.27%) ASP.NET
24 52 (9.09%) Git (software)
25 51 (8.92%) Puppet
25 51 (8.92%) Jenkins
26 48 (8.39%) Cloud Computing

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 39 (6.82%) SharePoint
2 30 (5.24%) Elasticsearch
2 30 (5.24%) Tomcat
3 28 (4.90%) OpenStack
4 27 (4.72%) Skype for Business
5 21 (3.67%) MS Exchange
6 19 (3.32%) IIS
7 15 (2.62%) Apache
8 13 (2.27%) Apache Pig
8 13 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
9 11 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
10 10 (1.75%) Cloud Foundry
10 10 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
11 9 (1.57%) Apache Spark
11 9 (1.57%) CMS
12 8 (1.40%) Apache Solr
12 8 (1.40%) WebSphere
13 6 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (1.05%) Sitecore CMS
14 5 (0.87%) nginx
Applications
1 57 (9.97%) MS Excel
2 18 (3.15%) MS Office
3 5 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.70%) MS Project
5 2 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.17%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 23 (4.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.92%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.17%) Sprinklr
4 1 (0.17%) Summit
4 1 (0.17%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 224 (39.16%) Amazon AWS
2 91 (15.91%) Office 365
3 64 (11.19%) PaaS
4 56 (9.79%) IaaS
5 48 (8.39%) Cloud Computing
6 35 (6.12%) Azure Active Directory
7 27 (4.72%) GitHub
8 15 (2.62%) SaaS
9 13 (2.27%) AWS CloudTrail
10 9 (1.57%) Heroku
11 6 (1.05%) IBM Cloud
11 6 (1.05%) SoftLayer
12 5 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
12 5 (0.87%) Yammer
13 4 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.70%) Boomi
13 4 (0.70%) OneDrive
14 3 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
14 3 (0.52%) G Suite
14 3 (0.52%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 41 (7.17%) Firewall
2 40 (6.99%) DNS
3 28 (4.90%) Kerberos
4 24 (4.20%) DHCP
4 24 (4.20%) Skype
5 23 (4.02%) LAN
5 23 (4.02%) WAN
6 14 (2.45%) VPN
7 13 (2.27%) SAN
8 11 (1.92%) LDAP
8 11 (1.92%) TCP/IP
9 10 (1.75%) Internet
9 10 (1.75%) MPLS
9 10 (1.75%) Network Security
10 8 (1.40%) NetScaler
11 5 (0.87%) Intranet
12 4 (0.70%) Intrusion Detection
12 4 (0.70%) VoIP
12 4 (0.70%) VSAN
12 4 (0.70%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (18.01%) SQL Server
2 30 (5.24%) Couchbase
3 29 (5.07%) MongoDB
4 27 (4.72%) NoSQL
5 26 (4.55%) Big Data
6 24 (4.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 20 (3.50%) Apache Cassandra
7 20 (3.50%) Relational Database
8 17 (2.97%) SQL Server 2008
8 17 (2.97%) SQL Server 2012
9 16 (2.80%) Azure SQL Database
9 16 (2.80%) Hadoop
9 16 (2.80%) MySQL
9 16 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 13 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
11 12 (2.10%) Sqoop
12 11 (1.92%) Apache Hive
12 11 (1.92%) Oracle Database
12 11 (1.92%) RDBMS
13 10 (1.75%) HBase
Development Applications
1 52 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 51 (8.92%) Jenkins
3 47 (8.22%) Visual Studio
4 32 (5.59%) Cucumber
5 30 (5.24%) Team Foundation Server
6 28 (4.90%) Maven
7 26 (4.55%) JUnit
7 26 (4.55%) Mockito
7 26 (4.55%) Spock
8 24 (4.20%) JIRA
9 22 (3.85%) Selenium
10 13 (2.27%) TeamCity
11 10 (1.75%) NUnit
11 10 (1.75%) Octopus Deploy
11 10 (1.75%) Vagrant
12 9 (1.57%) Subversion
13 8 (1.40%) SpecFlow
13 8 (1.40%) WiX
14 7 (1.22%) Grunt
14 7 (1.22%) MSI
General
1 36 (6.29%) Finance
2 21 (3.67%) Retail
3 19 (3.32%) Telecoms
4 15 (2.62%) Advertising
5 14 (2.45%) Publishing
6 11 (1.92%) Back Office
6 11 (1.92%) Marketing
7 9 (1.57%) Banking
8 8 (1.40%) Games
9 6 (1.05%) Billing
10 5 (0.87%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.70%) Legal
11 4 (0.70%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.35%) Automotive
12 2 (0.35%) German Language
13 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.17%) Electronics
13 1 (0.17%) Military
Job Titles
1 161 (28.15%) Developer
2 109 (19.06%) Architect
3 58 (10.14%) .NET Developer
4 55 (9.62%) Consultant
5 44 (7.69%) Cloud Architect
6 42 (7.34%) Azure Architect
7 37 (6.47%) Azure Developer
8 36 (6.29%) Java Developer
9 34 (5.94%) C# Developer
10 29 (5.07%) Project Manager
11 27 (4.72%) DevOps Engineer
12 25 (4.37%) Solutions Architect
13 20 (3.50%) Azure Consultant
13 20 (3.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 19 (3.32%) Azure Engineer
15 17 (2.97%) Administrator
15 17 (2.97%) C# .NET Developer
16 16 (2.80%) AWS Architect
16 16 (2.80%) Cloud Engineer
16 16 (2.80%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (24.30%) .NET
2 90 (15.73%) Web Services
3 66 (11.54%) AngularJS
4 57 (9.97%) RESTful
5 53 (9.27%) ASP.NET
6 47 (8.22%) .NET Framework
7 38 (6.64%) WCF
8 37 (6.47%) ASP.NET Web API
8 37 (6.47%) CSS
9 35 (6.12%) HTML
9 35 (6.12%) JSON
10 34 (5.94%) Spring
11 31 (5.42%) ASP.NET MVC
11 31 (5.42%) J2EE
12 29 (5.07%) JMS
12 29 (5.07%) jQuery
13 26 (4.55%) REST
14 25 (4.37%) Entity Framework
14 25 (4.37%) HTML5
15 21 (3.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (6.99%) Data Centre
2 33 (5.77%) Public Cloud
3 16 (2.80%) Hybrid Cloud
4 15 (2.62%) Management Information System
5 14 (2.45%) BYOD
6 13 (2.27%) Computer Science
7 11 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (1.92%) Mobile App
7 11 (1.92%) PKI
8 9 (1.57%) Grid Computing
8 9 (1.57%) Replication
9 8 (1.40%) User Experience
10 7 (1.22%) Clustering
10 7 (1.22%) Private Cloud
11 5 (0.87%) Digital Media
11 5 (0.87%) FlexPod
12 4 (0.70%) Algorithms
12 4 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.70%) iPhone
12 4 (0.70%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 128 (22.38%) Windows
2 57 (9.97%) Windows Server
3 47 (8.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 43 (7.52%) Linux
5 29 (5.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (4.02%) Windows 10
7 18 (3.15%) Unix
8 14 (2.45%) Windows 7
9 11 (1.92%) Mac OS X
9 11 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (1.75%) Apple iOS
11 9 (1.57%) Windows 8
12 8 (1.40%) Android
13 4 (0.70%) CentOS
13 4 (0.70%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (0.52%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.35%) VMS
16 1 (0.17%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (22.90%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (16.96%) Migration
3 74 (12.94%) DevOps
4 65 (11.36%) Scrum
5 61 (10.66%) MVC
6 44 (7.69%) ITIL
7 43 (7.52%) TDD
8 41 (7.17%) Configuration Management
9 38 (6.64%) Continuous Integration
10 35 (6.12%) Project Management
11 32 (5.59%) CRM
12 31 (5.42%) Kanban
13 28 (4.90%) Service Design
14 27 (4.72%) Software Engineering
15 25 (4.37%) Stakeholder Management
16 24 (4.20%) SDLC
16 24 (4.20%) Web Development
17 22 (3.85%) Analytics
17 22 (3.85%) ERP
17 22 (3.85%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 135 (23.60%) SQL
2 118 (20.63%) C#
3 99 (17.31%) JavaScript
4 85 (14.86%) Java
5 81 (14.16%) PowerShell
6 29 (5.07%) Python
7 28 (4.90%) Ruby
8 21 (3.67%) T-SQL
9 18 (3.15%) C++
10 17 (2.97%) Bash Shell
11 15 (2.62%) C
12 12 (2.10%) Perl
13 11 (1.92%) TypeScript
14 10 (1.75%) Go
15 9 (1.57%) VB
16 6 (1.05%) PHP
17 4 (0.70%) Scala
17 4 (0.70%) Shell Script
17 4 (0.70%) VB.NET
18 3 (0.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (4.20%) Degree
2 18 (3.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (3.15%) Security Cleared
3 15 (2.62%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.75%) MCSE
5 7 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (0.87%) CISSP
6 5 (0.87%) MCSD
7 4 (0.70%) CCNP
7 4 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.70%) MCP
7 4 (0.70%) MCSA
7 4 (0.70%) VCDX
8 3 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.52%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.52%) PMP
8 3 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.35%) CCNA
9 2 (0.35%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.17%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.62%) PCI DSS
2 13 (2.27%) Disclosure Scotland
3 11 (1.92%) SLA
4 10 (1.75%) QA
5 3 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.35%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.17%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 101 (17.66%) Active Directory
2 42 (7.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (7.17%) Hyper-V
4 35 (6.12%) vSphere
5 23 (4.02%) Docker
6 18 (3.15%) Microsoft App-V
7 14 (2.45%) Virtual Desktop
7 14 (2.45%) XenApp
8 12 (2.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 12 (2.10%) HDFS
8 12 (2.10%) vCloud
9 11 (1.92%) Oracle RAC
10 8 (1.40%) Apache Flume
10 8 (1.40%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (1.40%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.35%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.17%) Postfix
12 1 (0.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 51 (8.92%) Puppet
2 34 (5.94%) Opscode Chef
3 33 (5.77%) Ansible
4 31 (5.42%) SCCM
5 26 (4.55%) SCOM
6 11 (1.92%) Ambari
6 11 (1.92%) Hadoop YARN
6 11 (1.92%) Oozie
7 10 (1.75%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 6 (1.05%) Kubernetes
8 6 (1.05%) vRealize
9 5 (0.87%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 5 (0.87%) Microsoft Clustering
9 5 (0.87%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (0.70%) AppDNA
10 4 (0.70%) Backup Exec
10 4 (0.70%) EdgeSight
10 4 (0.70%) Nagios
10 4 (0.70%) Terraform
11 3 (0.52%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 219 (38.29%) Microsoft
2 61 (10.66%) VMware
3 38 (6.64%) Oracle
4 27 (4.72%) Citrix
5 24 (4.20%) Cisco
6 13 (2.27%) SAP
7 12 (2.10%) HP
8 11 (1.92%) Google
8 11 (1.92%) Remedy
8 11 (1.92%) Xamarin
9 10 (1.75%) Bluefish Communications
10 9 (1.57%) CheckPoint
10 9 (1.57%) Hortonworks
10 9 (1.57%) Teradata
11 8 (1.40%) BMC
11 8 (1.40%) Dell
12 7 (1.22%) DevExpress
12 7 (1.22%) NetApp
13 6 (1.05%) IBM
13 6 (1.05%) Sitecore
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