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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 58 144 206
Rank change year-on-year
+86 +62
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 318 123 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.30% 1.24% 0.46%
As % of the Cloud Services category 39.75% 28.15% 15.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 62 34
Average daily rate £450 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £262 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 19 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £80.00 £28.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+185.71% -12.50%
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
800 437 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.30% 4.39% 2.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 490 259 162
Average daily rate £450 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £270 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 36 7
Average hourly rate £19.61 £25.00 £10.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.56% +143.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.50 £8.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £40.00 £20.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.61 £25.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +69.49%

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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Berkshire +80 141 £450 +9.09% 11
Surrey +10 45 £538 +53.57% 14
Hampshire +20 42 £350 -20.00% 10
Kent - 38 £550 - 2
Oxfordshire -13 20 £450 +12.50% 18
Buckinghamshire +22 12 £500 +25.00% 9
East Sussex +7 7 - - 2
West Sussex -9 7 £375 +29.31%
Middlesex -3 4 £494 +9.72% 2
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 251 (55.29%) Microsoft
2 135 (29.74%) Amazon AWS
3 128 (28.19%) SQL
4 123 (27.09%) Windows
5 120 (26.43%) .NET
6 106 (23.35%) C#
6 106 (23.35%) Active Directory
7 103 (22.69%) PowerShell
8 98 (21.59%) Agile Software Development
9 96 (21.15%) SQL Server
10 93 (20.48%) DevOps
11 83 (18.28%) Office 365
12 75 (16.52%) PaaS
13 70 (15.42%) Java
14 68 (14.98%) Migration
15 65 (14.32%) Ruby
16 63 (13.88%) SharePoint
17 62 (13.66%) VMware
18 58 (12.78%) Windows Server
19 55 (12.11%) Azure Active Directory
19 55 (12.11%) Puppet
19 55 (12.11%) Linux
19 55 (12.11%) Oracle
19 55 (12.11%) DNS
20 54 (11.89%) Web Services
21 52 (11.45%) MS Excel
22 51 (11.23%) Python
23 50 (11.01%) Hyper-V
23 50 (11.01%) IaaS
24 49 (10.79%) Microsoft Certification

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 63 (13.88%) SharePoint
2 48 (10.57%) OpenStack
3 29 (6.39%) IIS
4 28 (6.17%) Cloud Foundry
5 21 (4.63%) MS Exchange
6 19 (4.19%) WebLogic
7 16 (3.52%) Skype for Business
8 13 (2.86%) Node.js
9 12 (2.64%) BizTalk Server
10 11 (2.42%) SharePoint 2013
11 10 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2010
12 9 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
13 8 (1.76%) Drupal
13 8 (1.76%) WebSphere
14 7 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
15 5 (1.10%) Apache Spark
15 5 (1.10%) Joomla!
15 5 (1.10%) WordPress
16 4 (0.88%) Confluence
17 3 (0.66%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 52 (11.45%) MS Excel
2 22 (4.85%) MS Office
3 1 (0.22%) MS Project
3 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 29 (6.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.22%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 135 (29.74%) Amazon AWS
2 83 (18.28%) Office 365
3 75 (16.52%) PaaS
4 55 (12.11%) Azure Active Directory
5 50 (11.01%) IaaS
6 23 (5.07%) Heroku
7 21 (4.63%) SaaS
8 18 (3.96%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (1.32%) Azure Machine Learning
10 4 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.88%) Yammer
11 2 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.44%) GitHub
11 2 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.44%) Google Compute Engine
11 2 (0.44%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.44%) SoftLayer
12 1 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.22%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 55 (12.11%) DNS
2 39 (8.59%) Firewall
3 32 (7.05%) DHCP
3 32 (7.05%) VPN
4 20 (4.41%) HTTP
5 18 (3.96%) Skype
6 17 (3.74%) LAN
6 17 (3.74%) WAN
7 14 (3.08%) Internet
8 13 (2.86%) Network Security
8 13 (2.86%) TCP/IP
9 12 (2.64%) IPsec
10 11 (2.42%) IPv6
11 9 (1.98%) Kerberos
12 8 (1.76%) LDAP
12 8 (1.76%) SAN
12 8 (1.76%) Software-Defined Networking
12 8 (1.76%) SSL
12 8 (1.76%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (1.54%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (21.15%) SQL Server
2 38 (8.37%) Azure SQL Database
3 31 (6.83%) NoSQL
4 28 (6.17%) Apache Cassandra
4 28 (6.17%) Hadoop
5 23 (5.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 21 (4.63%) Redis
7 20 (4.41%) Big Data
8 19 (4.19%) MongoDB
8 19 (4.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 15 (3.30%) Oracle Database
9 15 (3.30%) Power BI
9 15 (3.30%) SQL Server 2008
9 15 (3.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 13 (2.86%) Relational Database
11 11 (2.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 10 (2.20%) SQL Server 2014
13 9 (1.98%) Datazen
13 9 (1.98%) RDBMS
14 8 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 44 (9.69%) Jenkins
2 43 (9.47%) Git (software)
3 39 (8.59%) JIRA
4 25 (5.51%) Maven
5 24 (5.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 21 (4.63%) Ant
6 21 (4.63%) Visual Studio
7 20 (4.41%) Hudson
8 19 (4.19%) Subversion
9 14 (3.08%) NuGet
10 13 (2.86%) Artifactory
10 13 (2.86%) MSBuild
11 8 (1.76%) Selenium
12 7 (1.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (1.10%) Fiddler
14 4 (0.88%) JUnit
14 4 (0.88%) SoapUI
14 4 (0.88%) Talend Open Studio
15 2 (0.44%) Bitbucket
15 2 (0.44%) Gradle
General
1 38 (8.37%) Finance
2 11 (2.42%) Telecoms
3 10 (2.20%) Marketing
4 9 (1.98%) Banking
4 9 (1.98%) German Language
4 9 (1.98%) Publishing
5 8 (1.76%) Billing
6 5 (1.10%) French Language
6 5 (1.10%) Portuguese Language
6 5 (1.10%) Spanish Language
7 4 (0.88%) Automotive
7 4 (0.88%) Retail
8 3 (0.66%) Games
8 3 (0.66%) Italian Language
8 3 (0.66%) Local Government
9 2 (0.44%) Advertising
9 2 (0.44%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.22%) Electronics
10 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 76 (16.74%) Architect
1 76 (16.74%) Developer
2 62 (13.66%) Consultant
3 50 (11.01%) Azure Engineer
4 44 (9.69%) DevOps Engineer
5 42 (9.25%) Cloud Architect
5 42 (9.25%) Cloud Engineer
6 30 (6.61%) .NET Developer
6 30 (6.61%) Support Engineer
7 24 (5.29%) Azure Consultant
7 24 (5.29%) Project Manager
8 23 (5.07%) C# Developer
9 22 (4.85%) Field Engineer
10 21 (4.63%) Azure Developer
10 21 (4.63%) Microsoft Consultant
11 19 (4.19%) Administrator
12 18 (3.96%) Azure Architect
12 18 (3.96%) Technical Architect
13 17 (3.74%) Cloud Consultant
13 17 (3.74%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (26.43%) .NET
2 54 (11.89%) Web Services
3 38 (8.37%) ASP.NET
4 31 (6.83%) CSS
5 30 (6.61%) WCF
6 26 (5.73%) ASP.NET MVC
7 21 (4.63%) .NET Framework
7 21 (4.63%) AngularJS
7 21 (4.63%) RabbitMQ
8 20 (4.41%) HTML
9 18 (3.96%) ADO.NET
9 18 (3.96%) REST
9 18 (3.96%) XML
10 15 (3.30%) Middleware
11 14 (3.08%) Entity Framework
11 14 (3.08%) jQuery
12 12 (2.64%) ASP.NET Web API
13 10 (2.20%) Castle Windsor
13 10 (2.20%) Unity DI Container
13 10 (2.20%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.49%) Data Centre
1 34 (7.49%) Public Cloud
2 25 (5.51%) Enterprise Software
3 19 (4.19%) Computer Science
4 15 (3.30%) Clustering
5 12 (2.64%) Hybrid Cloud
5 12 (2.64%) Management Information System
6 11 (2.42%) PKI
7 10 (2.20%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (2.20%) Private Cloud
8 9 (1.98%) Inversion of Control
8 9 (1.98%) Replication
9 7 (1.54%) Algorithms
10 6 (1.32%) CMDB
10 6 (1.32%) User Experience
10 6 (1.32%) VCE vBlock
11 5 (1.10%) Client/Server
11 5 (1.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 3 (0.66%) BYOD
12 3 (0.66%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 123 (27.09%) Windows
2 58 (12.78%) Windows Server
3 55 (12.11%) Linux
4 25 (5.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (5.29%) VMS
6 18 (3.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (2.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (1.54%) Unix
9 5 (1.10%) Ubuntu
9 5 (1.10%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.66%) CentOS
10 3 (0.66%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.44%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.44%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.22%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (21.59%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (20.48%) DevOps
3 68 (14.98%) Migration
4 45 (9.91%) Configuration Management
5 38 (8.37%) Continuous Delivery
5 38 (8.37%) MVC
6 37 (8.15%) ITIL
7 36 (7.93%) Business Intelligence
7 36 (7.93%) CRM
8 34 (7.49%) Service Management
9 32 (7.05%) TDD
10 31 (6.83%) Continuous Integration
11 29 (6.39%) Mentoring
11 29 (6.39%) Software Engineering
12 28 (6.17%) Use Case
13 23 (5.07%) Customer Engagement
13 23 (5.07%) Disaster Recovery
14 21 (4.63%) Scrum
14 21 (4.63%) Software Deployment
15 19 (4.19%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 128 (28.19%) SQL
2 106 (23.35%) C#
3 103 (22.69%) PowerShell
4 70 (15.42%) Java
5 65 (14.32%) Ruby
6 51 (11.23%) Python
7 44 (9.69%) JavaScript
8 27 (5.95%) Bash Shell
9 26 (5.73%) T-SQL
10 19 (4.19%) Go
11 16 (3.52%) VB.NET
12 12 (2.64%) C++
12 12 (2.64%) PHP
13 11 (2.42%) C
13 11 (2.42%) R
13 11 (2.42%) VB
14 7 (1.54%) VBScript
15 6 (1.32%) Perl
15 6 (1.32%) VB6
16 5 (1.10%) Scala
Qualifications
1 49 (10.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (7.71%) Degree
3 27 (5.95%) Security Cleared
4 24 (5.29%) MCSE
5 19 (4.19%) MCTS
6 18 (3.96%) SC Cleared
7 17 (3.74%) MCITP
8 14 (3.08%) MCSA
9 10 (2.20%) MCSD
10 5 (1.10%) MCP
11 4 (0.88%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.66%) ISEB
13 2 (0.44%) CCNA
13 2 (0.44%) CCSA
13 2 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.44%) CISM
13 2 (0.44%) CISSP
13 2 (0.44%) MCAD
13 2 (0.44%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.44%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.32%) QA
2 4 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.44%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 106 (23.35%) Active Directory
2 50 (11.01%) Hyper-V
3 48 (10.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 39 (8.59%) vSphere
5 27 (5.95%) Docker
6 8 (1.76%) vCloud
7 7 (1.54%) KVM
8 6 (1.32%) UAG
8 6 (1.32%) XenServer
9 3 (0.66%) BitLocker
9 3 (0.66%) Xen
10 2 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.44%) XenApp
11 1 (0.22%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 55 (12.11%) Puppet
2 47 (10.35%) SCCM
3 39 (8.59%) SCOM
4 36 (7.93%) Opscode Chef
5 23 (5.07%) Ansible
6 22 (4.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 21 (4.63%) Windows Intune
8 20 (4.41%) SCVMM
9 9 (1.98%) HP SiteScope
10 7 (1.54%) Kubernetes
11 6 (1.32%) Data Guard
11 6 (1.32%) HP Operations Orchestration
11 6 (1.32%) Oracle RMAN
12 5 (1.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 4 (0.88%) Tivoli
13 4 (0.88%) WSUS
14 3 (0.66%) OpenView
15 2 (0.44%) SCOrch
15 2 (0.44%) SELinux
16 1 (0.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 251 (55.29%) Microsoft
2 62 (13.66%) VMware
3 55 (12.11%) Oracle
4 25 (5.51%) Splunk
5 24 (5.29%) Red Hat
6 17 (3.74%) Citrix
6 17 (3.74%) HP
7 16 (3.52%) Dell
8 13 (2.86%) RightScale
9 12 (2.64%) SAP
10 11 (2.42%) Cisco
11 9 (1.98%) Barracuda Networks
12 8 (1.76%) Remedy
13 7 (1.54%) Rackspace
14 5 (1.10%) CA
14 5 (1.10%) Sitecore
15 4 (0.88%) EMC
15 4 (0.88%) New Relic
15 4 (0.88%) Talend
16 3 (0.66%) WSO2
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