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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 120 189 184
Rank change year-on-year
+69 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 138 74 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.61% 0.78% 0.69%
As % of the Cloud Services category 22.29% 18.88% 22.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 42 34
Average daily rate £450 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £240 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £498 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.35% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 -
% change year-on-year
+34.61% -
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
619 392 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 7.23% 4.11% 3.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 221 151
Average daily rate £425 £400 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £262 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 6
Average hourly rate £19.50 £11.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.91% -39.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £8.97 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £20.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
-13.35% +30.62%

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 12 February 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 12 February 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 +44 43 £413 +3.12% 21
Surrey +12 34 £366 -2.35% 20
Oxfordshire +9 15 £500 +5.26% 11
Hampshire -10 13 £700 +91.78% 17
Kent +1 9 £595 +70.00%
Buckinghamshire +20 7 £450 +50.00% 4
West Sussex +7 5 £500 +127.27%
Middlesex -3 5 £425 +21.42% 1
East Sussex +11 1 - -
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 12 February 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.

1 153 (47.66%) Microsoft
2 132 (41.12%) Amazon AWS
3 96 (29.91%) Active Directory
4 84 (26.17%) Agile Software Development
5 82 (25.55%) SQL
6 81 (25.23%) Windows
7 73 (22.74%) PowerShell
8 68 (21.18%) VMware
9 67 (20.87%) .NET
10 62 (19.31%) Migration
11 58 (18.07%) Python
12 55 (17.13%) JavaScript
13 53 (16.51%) C#
14 52 (16.20%) SQL Server
15 51 (15.89%) VMware Infrastructure
15 51 (15.89%) Office 365
16 49 (15.26%) Puppet
17 48 (14.95%) Java
18 47 (14.64%) Windows Server
19 46 (14.33%) DevOps
19 46 (14.33%) Ruby
20 43 (13.40%) SCCM
20 43 (13.40%) AngularJS
21 42 (13.08%) Hyper-V
22 40 (12.46%) SharePoint
23 38 (11.84%) Linux
23 38 (11.84%) MVC
24 37 (11.53%) Firewall
24 37 (11.53%) Hadoop
25 36 (11.21%) OpenStack

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 40 (12.46%) SharePoint
2 36 (11.21%) OpenStack
3 30 (9.35%) Node.js
4 28 (8.72%) WebSphere
5 27 (8.41%) WebLogic
6 22 (6.85%) MS Exchange
7 12 (3.74%) IIS
8 11 (3.43%) BizTalk Server
8 11 (3.43%) Cloud Foundry
8 11 (3.43%) Exchange Server 2010
9 10 (3.12%) SharePoint 2013
10 8 (2.49%) Apache
10 8 (2.49%) Skype for Business
11 7 (2.18%) CMS
11 7 (2.18%) Elasticsearch
11 7 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2013
11 7 (2.18%) Umbraco
12 5 (1.56%) Tomcat
13 4 (1.25%) Mule
14 3 (0.93%) Drupal
Applications
1 28 (8.72%) MS Excel
2 13 (4.05%) MS Office
3 3 (0.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 23 (7.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.25%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.31%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.31%) Line 500
3 1 (0.31%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 132 (41.12%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (15.89%) Office 365
3 33 (10.28%) Azure Active Directory
4 29 (9.03%) IaaS
5 25 (7.79%) PaaS
6 22 (6.85%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (3.43%) SaaS
8 6 (1.87%) Heroku
9 5 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (1.25%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (1.25%) SoftLayer
11 3 (0.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.62%) Google Compute Engine
13 1 (0.31%) GitHub
13 1 (0.31%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.31%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 37 (11.53%) Firewall
2 26 (8.10%) DNS
3 24 (7.48%) LAN
3 24 (7.48%) WAN
4 16 (4.98%) DHCP
5 13 (4.05%) Network Security
6 6 (1.87%) Internet
6 6 (1.87%) Intranet
7 5 (1.56%) SAN
7 5 (1.56%) Skype
7 5 (1.56%) TCP/IP
7 5 (1.56%) VPN
8 4 (1.25%) BGP
8 4 (1.25%) BIG-IP
8 4 (1.25%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (1.25%) OSPF
8 4 (1.25%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (0.93%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (0.93%) NetScaler
9 3 (0.93%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (16.20%) SQL Server
2 37 (11.53%) Hadoop
3 32 (9.97%) Big Data
3 32 (9.97%) NoSQL
4 27 (8.41%) MongoDB
5 23 (7.17%) Azure SQL Database
6 11 (3.43%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (2.49%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (1.56%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.56%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.56%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.25%) MySQL
9 4 (1.25%) Redis
10 3 (0.93%) Couchbase
10 3 (0.93%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.93%) Power BI
10 3 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 31 (9.66%) Git (software)
2 28 (8.72%) Jenkins
3 27 (8.41%) JIRA
3 27 (8.41%) Selenium
4 25 (7.79%) Ant
4 25 (7.79%) Maven
4 25 (7.79%) Subversion
5 24 (7.48%) Hudson
6 16 (4.98%) Visual Studio
7 13 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (2.18%) NUnit
9 6 (1.87%) Moq
10 4 (1.25%) Jasmine
11 2 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (0.31%) Octopus Deploy
12 1 (0.31%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.31%) Toad
12 1 (0.31%) Vagrant
General
1 27 (8.41%) Publishing
2 24 (7.48%) Finance
3 8 (2.49%) Billing
4 6 (1.87%) Retail
5 5 (1.56%) Banking
6 4 (1.25%) Games
7 3 (0.93%) Local Government
7 3 (0.93%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.62%) Advertising
8 2 (0.62%) Back Office
9 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.31%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 84 (26.17%) Architect
2 62 (19.31%) Developer
3 41 (12.77%) Solutions Architect
4 31 (9.66%) Azure Engineer
5 29 (9.03%) DevOps Engineer
6 28 (8.72%) Cloud Engineer
7 26 (8.10%) .NET Developer
8 24 (7.48%) Consultant
9 22 (6.85%) Data Architect
10 20 (6.23%) Cloud Architect
11 19 (5.92%) Project Manager
12 18 (5.61%) Big Data Architect
13 17 (5.30%) Cloud Solutions Architect
14 14 (4.36%) Administrator
14 14 (4.36%) Support Engineer
14 14 (4.36%) Technical Architect
15 12 (3.74%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 12 (3.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 11 (3.43%) AWS Architect
16 11 (3.43%) Office 365 Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (20.87%) .NET
2 43 (13.40%) AngularJS
3 30 (9.35%) ASP.NET
3 30 (9.35%) J2EE
4 29 (9.03%) Web Services
5 27 (8.41%) Natural Language Processing
6 23 (7.17%) HTML
7 19 (5.92%) CSS
8 18 (5.61%) ASP.NET MVC
8 18 (5.61%) WCF
9 15 (4.67%) Middleware
10 14 (4.36%) .NET Framework
10 14 (4.36%) jQuery
11 13 (4.05%) Entity Framework
12 12 (3.74%) ASP.NET Web API
13 11 (3.43%) RESTful
14 9 (2.80%) XML
15 7 (2.18%) REST
16 6 (1.87%) HTML5
17 5 (1.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 30 (9.35%) Analytical Skills
1 30 (9.35%) Data Centre
2 27 (8.41%) Algorithms
2 27 (8.41%) Enterprise Software
3 15 (4.67%) Replication
4 13 (4.05%) Hybrid Cloud
5 12 (3.74%) Computer Science
5 12 (3.74%) Public Cloud
6 9 (2.80%) Enterprise Storage
7 8 (2.49%) Enterprise Cloud
8 7 (2.18%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.87%) Private Cloud
10 5 (1.56%) CMDB
10 5 (1.56%) VCE vBlock
10 5 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (1.25%) PKI
12 3 (0.93%) Data Integration
12 3 (0.93%) FlexPod
12 3 (0.93%) Inversion of Control
13 2 (0.62%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 81 (25.23%) Windows
2 47 (14.64%) Windows Server
3 38 (11.84%) Linux
4 23 (7.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (6.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (6.23%) VMS
6 14 (4.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (2.80%) Unix
8 3 (0.93%) CentOS
8 3 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.31%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.31%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (26.17%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (19.31%) Migration
3 46 (14.33%) DevOps
4 38 (11.84%) MVC
5 36 (11.21%) TOGAF
6 34 (10.59%) Zachman Framework
7 31 (9.66%) Content Management
7 31 (9.66%) CRM
7 31 (9.66%) Data Analysis
8 30 (9.35%) Analytics
8 30 (9.35%) Enterprise Architecture
8 30 (9.35%) ITIL
8 30 (9.35%) Waterfall
9 29 (9.03%) Data Modelling
10 28 (8.72%) Service Management
11 27 (8.41%) Content Enrichment
11 27 (8.41%) Continuous Integration
11 27 (8.41%) Data Analytics
11 27 (8.41%) Machine Learning
12 26 (8.10%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 82 (25.55%) SQL
2 73 (22.74%) PowerShell
3 58 (18.07%) Python
4 55 (17.13%) JavaScript
5 53 (16.51%) C#
6 48 (14.95%) Java
7 46 (14.33%) Ruby
8 8 (2.49%) Bash Shell
9 6 (1.87%) Perl
10 4 (1.25%) C
10 4 (1.25%) Go
11 3 (0.93%) R
11 3 (0.93%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.93%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.62%) C++
12 2 (0.62%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.62%) VBScript
13 1 (0.31%) PHP
13 1 (0.31%) Scala
Qualifications
1 31 (9.66%) Degree
2 29 (9.03%) Security Cleared
3 28 (8.72%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (6.54%) SC Cleared
5 18 (5.61%) MCSE
6 9 (2.80%) CCNA
6 9 (2.80%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (2.49%) MCSA
8 5 (1.56%) CCSA
9 4 (1.25%) CCNP
9 4 (1.25%) CISSP
9 4 (1.25%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.25%) MCITP
9 4 (1.25%) MCSD
9 4 (1.25%) MCTS
10 3 (0.93%) APMP
10 3 (0.93%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (0.93%) ISEB
10 3 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.62%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (0.93%) PCI DSS
1 3 (0.93%) QA
1 3 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 96 (29.91%) Active Directory
2 51 (15.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (13.08%) Hyper-V
4 29 (9.03%) vSphere
5 27 (8.41%) Docker
6 8 (2.49%) KVM
6 8 (2.49%) vCloud
7 5 (1.56%) XenServer
8 4 (1.25%) XenApp
9 3 (0.93%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.62%) UAG
10 2 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.62%) Xen
11 1 (0.31%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.31%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.31%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 49 (15.26%) Puppet
2 43 (13.40%) SCCM
3 34 (10.59%) SCOM
4 33 (10.28%) Opscode Chef
5 27 (8.41%) Ansible
6 21 (6.54%) SCVMM
7 14 (4.36%) Windows Intune
8 8 (2.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 7 (2.18%) HP SiteScope
10 6 (1.87%) Kubernetes
11 5 (1.56%) HP Operations Orchestration
12 2 (0.62%) AirWatch
12 2 (0.62%) OpenView
12 2 (0.62%) WSUS
13 1 (0.31%) Foglight
13 1 (0.31%) SCOrch
13 1 (0.31%) SolarWinds Orion
13 1 (0.31%) vMotion
13 1 (0.31%) vRealize
Vendors
1 153 (47.66%) Microsoft
2 68 (21.18%) VMware
3 31 (9.66%) Oracle
4 28 (8.72%) Red Hat
5 26 (8.10%) Splunk
6 23 (7.17%) HP
7 21 (6.54%) Citrix
8 19 (5.92%) Dell
9 14 (4.36%) Cisco
9 14 (4.36%) RightScale
10 10 (3.12%) SAP
11 9 (2.80%) 3PAR
12 8 (2.49%) NetApp
13 7 (2.18%) CheckPoint
14 6 (1.87%) CA
14 6 (1.87%) Google
15 5 (1.56%) Sitecore
15 5 (1.56%) Veeam
16 4 (1.25%) EMC
16 4 (1.25%) Rackspace
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