The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category for the South East region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 182 168 207
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +39
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 58 67 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.63% 0.79% 0.36%
As % of the Cloud Services category 20.64% 31.60% 35.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 34 13
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £175 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - £13.50
Cloud Services Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
281 212 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.06% 2.51% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 123 42
Average daily rate £375 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £175 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 £36.25 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.37% +168.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £34.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-54.41% +151.85%
Microsoft Azure
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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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 2014. 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
Berkshire 0 31 £450 +9.09% 10
Oxfordshire +11 11 £223 - 8
West Sussex - 8 £220 -
Surrey -18 5 £400 +128.57% 7
Hampshire -26 2 £438 +16.66% 2
Thames Valley +1 1 £450 -
Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - - 2
Middlesex - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 1
Microsoft Azure
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Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 69 (65.71%) Windows
2 62 (59.05%) .NET
3 59 (56.19%) C#
4 42 (40.00%) SQL Server
5 40 (38.10%) Microsoft
6 35 (33.33%) ASP.NET
7 33 (31.43%) WCF
8 29 (27.62%) XML
9 27 (25.71%) Office 365
10 25 (23.81%) SQL Server 2008
11 24 (22.86%) DNS
12 23 (21.90%) Active Directory
12 23 (21.90%) Amazon AWS
13 22 (20.95%) Agile Software Development
13 22 (20.95%) MVC
14 21 (20.00%) JavaScript
14 21 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
15 20 (19.05%) Visual Studio
15 20 (19.05%) DHCP
16 19 (18.10%) SharePoint
16 19 (18.10%) BizTalk Server
16 19 (18.10%) SQL
16 19 (18.10%) HTML
17 18 (17.14%) SOA
18 17 (16.19%) MS Exchange
18 17 (16.19%) Internet
18 17 (16.19%) SCCM
18 17 (16.19%) Windows Server 2012
18 17 (16.19%) AppFabric
19 16 (15.24%) Team Foundation Server

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 19 (18.10%) SharePoint
1 19 (18.10%) BizTalk Server
2 17 (16.19%) MS Exchange
3 16 (15.24%) IIS
4 12 (11.43%) SharePoint 2013
5 11 (10.48%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (3.81%) OpenStack
8 3 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.90%) Node.js
10 1 (0.95%) Lync
10 1 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.95%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.95%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (8.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (2.86%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 27 (25.71%) Office 365
2 23 (21.90%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (15.24%) IaaS
4 6 (5.71%) SaaS
5 5 (4.76%) PaaS
6 4 (3.81%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (22.86%) DNS
2 20 (19.05%) DHCP
3 17 (16.19%) Internet
4 13 (12.38%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (4.76%) Firewall
6 3 (2.86%) SAN
7 2 (1.90%) VoIP
8 1 (0.95%) 4G
8 1 (0.95%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.95%) DMZ
8 1 (0.95%) WAN
8 1 (0.95%) LAN
8 1 (0.95%) HTTP
8 1 (0.95%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.95%) Wireless
8 1 (0.95%) 3G
8 1 (0.95%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 25 (23.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 15 (14.29%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (3.81%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.95%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.95%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.95%) MS Access
6 1 (0.95%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (19.05%) Visual Studio
2 16 (15.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.86%) Selenium
4 2 (1.90%) NUnit
4 2 (1.90%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.95%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.95%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.95%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.95%) MSTest
5 1 (0.95%) JSUnit
5 1 (0.95%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.95%) ReSharper
5 1 (0.95%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.95%) Subversion
5 1 (0.95%) Grunt
5 1 (0.95%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (0.95%) Bower
General
1 7 (6.67%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.76%) Marketing
3 4 (3.81%) Billing
4 3 (2.86%) Finance
5 1 (0.95%) Legal
5 1 (0.95%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 48 (45.71%) Developer
2 16 (15.24%) BizTalk Developer
3 14 (13.33%) Architect
4 12 (11.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (9.52%) Software Engineer
5 10 (9.52%) .NET Developer
6 8 (7.62%) C# Developer
6 8 (7.62%) Web Developer
7 7 (6.67%) Consultant
8 6 (5.71%) C# .NET Developer
9 5 (4.76%) Software Developer
10 4 (3.81%) Enterprise Architect
10 4 (3.81%) .NET Architect
10 4 (3.81%) Microsoft Developer
10 4 (3.81%) Development Engineer
11 3 (2.86%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 3 (2.86%) Infrastructure Consultant
11 3 (2.86%) Technical Architect
11 3 (2.86%) Applications Developer
12 2 (1.90%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (59.05%) .NET
2 35 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 33 (31.43%) WCF
4 29 (27.62%) XML
5 19 (18.10%) HTML
6 17 (16.19%) AppFabric
7 15 (14.29%) CSS
8 13 (12.38%) jQuery
8 13 (12.38%) Web Services
9 12 (11.43%) WPF
9 12 (11.43%) HTML5
10 11 (10.48%) .NET Framework
11 10 (9.52%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 8 (7.62%) XSLT
12 8 (7.62%) Ajax
13 7 (6.67%) LINQ
14 6 (5.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 6 (5.71%) ASP.NET Web API
15 3 (2.86%) AngularJS
16 2 (1.90%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.48%) PKI
2 4 (3.81%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.86%) Wiki
3 3 (2.86%) IPTV
3 3 (2.86%) Replication
4 2 (1.90%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.90%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.95%) Social Media
5 1 (0.95%) Open Source
5 1 (0.95%) CMDB
5 1 (0.95%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.95%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 69 (65.71%) Windows
2 17 (16.19%) Windows Server 2012
3 14 (13.33%) Windows 8
4 13 (12.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (11.43%) Linux
6 11 (10.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (4.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (20.95%) Agile Software Development
1 22 (20.95%) MVC
2 18 (17.14%) SOA
3 14 (13.33%) ITIL
4 13 (12.38%) Scrum
5 11 (10.48%) Web Development
5 11 (10.48%) Configuration Management
6 8 (7.62%) OO
6 8 (7.62%) Software Engineering
7 7 (6.67%) TDD
7 7 (6.67%) Unit Testing
7 7 (6.67%) Project Management
8 5 (4.76%) OOD
8 5 (4.76%) Identity Management
8 5 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (3.81%) Service Management
9 4 (3.81%) Workflow
10 3 (2.86%) Customer Engagement
10 3 (2.86%) Digital Marketing
10 3 (2.86%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 59 (56.19%) C#
2 21 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 19 (18.10%) SQL
4 6 (5.71%) T-SQL
5 5 (4.76%) PowerShell
6 4 (3.81%) VB.NET
7 3 (2.86%) C
8 2 (1.90%) VBScript
8 2 (1.90%) VB
8 2 (1.90%) Java
8 2 (1.90%) C++
9 1 (0.95%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 13 (12.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (9.52%) MCSE
2 10 (9.52%) MCSA
2 10 (9.52%) MCP
3 9 (8.57%) Degree
4 8 (7.62%) Security Cleared
5 6 (5.71%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.86%) MCTS
6 3 (2.86%) MCITP
7 1 (0.95%) CCIE
7 1 (0.95%) CCNA
7 1 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.86%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 23 (21.90%) Active Directory
2 10 (9.52%) UAG
3 5 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.90%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.95%) vSphere
6 1 (0.95%) XenApp
6 1 (0.95%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 17 (16.19%) SCCM
2 3 (2.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.95%) Windows Intune
3 1 (0.95%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 40 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 16 (15.24%) VMware
3 12 (11.43%) Citrix
3 12 (11.43%) Red Hat
4 6 (5.71%) Google
5 5 (4.76%) Cisco
6 3 (2.86%) Omniture
7 2 (1.90%) EMC
7 2 (1.90%) HP
7 2 (1.90%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.95%) Twitter
8 1 (0.95%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.95%) Veeam
8 1 (0.95%) Telerik
8 1 (0.95%) Oracle
8 1 (0.95%) Dell
8 1 (0.95%) Adobe
8 1 (0.95%) NetApp
8 1 (0.95%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.95%) Avaya
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