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 30 July 2016 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 53 160 199
Rank change year-on-year
+107 +39
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 305 116 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.46% 1.21% 0.59%
As % of the Cloud Services category 32.83% 19.59% 17.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 62 30
Median daily rate £456 £425 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.35% +47.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £260 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £576 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +122.85%
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
929 592 316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.53% 6.20% 3.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 614 354 179
Median daily rate £450 £408 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.42% +14.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 8
Median hourly rate £19.61 £17.50 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.05% +37.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.14 £10.00 £8.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.91 £39.00 £68.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £20.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-20.48% +22.05%

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 30 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Surrey +33 89 £450 -5.26% 15
Berkshire +51 83 £470 +7.12% 12
Oxfordshire +39 51 £475 +7.04% 9
Hampshire +14 24 £433 -3.88% 23
West Sussex +6 19 £400 +102.53% 1
Buckinghamshire +15 12 £413 -8.33% 1
Kent +11 9 £413 +26.92% 4
Middlesex +2 8 £575 -
East Sussex -9 4 £320 -10.48% 6
M4 Corridor - 3 £725 -
Microsoft Azure
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Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, 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.

1 290 (46.62%) Microsoft
2 197 (31.67%) Amazon AWS
3 181 (29.10%) SQL
4 167 (26.85%) Agile Software Development
5 155 (24.92%) .NET
6 139 (22.35%) Windows
7 130 (20.90%) SQL Server
8 129 (20.74%) C#
9 124 (19.94%) PowerShell
10 121 (19.45%) Office 365
11 120 (19.29%) DevOps
12 106 (17.04%) Java
13 97 (15.59%) Active Directory
14 94 (15.11%) JavaScript
15 93 (14.95%) PaaS
16 85 (13.67%) Jenkins
17 81 (13.02%) Scrum
18 80 (12.86%) Migration
19 79 (12.70%) Web Services
20 73 (11.74%) SharePoint
21 70 (11.25%) IaaS
22 66 (10.61%) Git (software)
23 60 (9.65%) VMware
24 58 (9.32%) MS Excel
24 58 (9.32%) Ruby
25 56 (9.00%) Kanban
26 54 (8.68%) OpenStack
27 53 (8.52%) Azure Active Directory
27 53 (8.52%) Linux
27 53 (8.52%) Project Management

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 73 (11.74%) SharePoint
2 54 (8.68%) OpenStack
3 43 (6.91%) Skype for Business
4 30 (4.82%) Elasticsearch
4 30 (4.82%) Tomcat
5 28 (4.50%) MS Exchange
6 25 (4.02%) IIS
7 24 (3.86%) Cloud Foundry
8 14 (2.25%) Confluence
9 13 (2.09%) WebLogic
10 11 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2010
11 9 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
12 7 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2013
13 6 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (0.96%) SharePoint Server
14 5 (0.80%) Apache
14 5 (0.80%) Apache Spark
14 5 (0.80%) Drupal
14 5 (0.80%) Joomla!
14 5 (0.80%) WordPress
Applications
1 58 (9.32%) MS Excel
2 19 (3.05%) MS Office
3 3 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.48%) MS Project
3 3 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (3.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.16%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 197 (31.67%) Amazon AWS
2 121 (19.45%) Office 365
3 93 (14.95%) PaaS
4 70 (11.25%) IaaS
5 53 (8.52%) Azure Active Directory
6 45 (7.23%) Cloud Computing
7 28 (4.50%) GitHub
8 21 (3.38%) SaaS
9 20 (3.22%) Heroku
10 6 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (0.96%) Azure Machine Learning
10 6 (0.96%) Yammer
11 5 (0.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (0.64%) OneDrive
13 3 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.32%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
14 2 (0.32%) Google App Engine
14 2 (0.32%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 52 (8.36%) DNS
2 40 (6.43%) Skype
2 40 (6.43%) VPN
3 39 (6.27%) Firewall
4 26 (4.18%) DHCP
5 20 (3.22%) HTTP
5 20 (3.22%) Network Security
6 14 (2.25%) IPsec
6 14 (2.25%) TCP/IP
7 13 (2.09%) Internet
8 12 (1.93%) WAN
9 11 (1.77%) IPv6
9 11 (1.77%) LAN
9 11 (1.77%) LDAP
10 9 (1.45%) Software-Defined Networking
11 8 (1.29%) Kerberos
11 8 (1.29%) SSL
12 7 (1.13%) BGP
12 7 (1.13%) MPLS
12 7 (1.13%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (20.90%) SQL Server
2 46 (7.40%) Azure SQL Database
3 40 (6.43%) MongoDB
4 26 (4.18%) NoSQL
5 24 (3.86%) Couchbase
5 24 (3.86%) Hadoop
6 22 (3.54%) Apache Cassandra
6 22 (3.54%) Data Warehouse
7 21 (3.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 21 (3.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 20 (3.22%) Relational Database
9 19 (3.05%) Redis
9 19 (3.05%) SQL Server 2008
10 17 (2.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 16 (2.57%) Oracle Database
12 15 (2.41%) Power BI
13 14 (2.25%) Big Data
14 13 (2.09%) RDBMS
15 12 (1.93%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 8 (1.29%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 85 (13.67%) Jenkins
2 66 (10.61%) Git (software)
3 52 (8.36%) Maven
4 49 (7.88%) JIRA
5 48 (7.72%) Visual Studio
6 44 (7.07%) Team Foundation Server
7 39 (6.27%) JUnit
8 25 (4.02%) Cucumber
9 24 (3.86%) Mockito
10 23 (3.70%) Spock
11 14 (2.25%) NuGet
11 14 (2.25%) SoapUI
11 14 (2.25%) Talend Open Studio
12 13 (2.09%) Artifactory
12 13 (2.09%) MSBuild
13 12 (1.93%) Ant
14 10 (1.61%) Subversion
15 9 (1.45%) Hudson
16 7 (1.13%) TeamCity
17 5 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 34 (5.47%) Finance
2 20 (3.22%) Marketing
3 17 (2.73%) Telecoms
4 16 (2.57%) Publishing
4 16 (2.57%) Spanish Language
5 14 (2.25%) Retail
6 10 (1.61%) German Language
7 7 (1.13%) Banking
7 7 (1.13%) Billing
8 6 (0.96%) French Language
8 6 (0.96%) Portuguese Language
9 4 (0.64%) Automotive
9 4 (0.64%) Games
9 4 (0.64%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.48%) Advertising
10 3 (0.48%) Back Office
10 3 (0.48%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.32%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.16%) Electronics
12 1 (0.16%) Legal
Job Titles
1 124 (19.94%) Developer
2 91 (14.63%) Architect
3 81 (13.02%) Consultant
4 56 (9.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 54 (8.68%) Azure Engineer
6 51 (8.20%) Cloud Architect
7 42 (6.75%) Java Developer
7 42 (6.75%) Project Manager
8 39 (6.27%) C# Developer
9 37 (5.95%) .NET Developer
10 35 (5.63%) Azure Architect
10 35 (5.63%) Azure Consultant
10 35 (5.63%) Azure Developer
11 32 (5.14%) Azure DevOps
12 31 (4.98%) Support Engineer
13 30 (4.82%) Cloud Engineer
14 24 (3.86%) C# .NET Developer
15 22 (3.54%) Analyst
16 21 (3.38%) Microsoft Consultant
16 21 (3.38%) Migration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (24.92%) .NET
2 79 (12.70%) Web Services
3 49 (7.88%) AngularJS
4 46 (7.40%) ASP.NET
5 43 (6.91%) CSS
5 43 (6.91%) JSON
6 41 (6.59%) RESTful
7 34 (5.47%) Spring
8 32 (5.14%) J2EE
9 30 (4.82%) HTML
10 29 (4.66%) ASP.NET MVC
10 29 (4.66%) JMS
11 27 (4.34%) .NET Framework
12 23 (3.70%) jQuery
12 23 (3.70%) SOAP
12 23 (3.70%) WCF
13 22 (3.54%) XML
14 20 (3.22%) RabbitMQ
14 20 (3.22%) REST
15 18 (2.89%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 46 (7.40%) Data Centre
2 31 (4.98%) Public Cloud
3 30 (4.82%) Computer Science
4 17 (2.73%) Clustering
5 12 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (1.77%) Hybrid Cloud
7 10 (1.61%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.45%) PKI
9 7 (1.13%) Inversion of Control
9 7 (1.13%) Replication
9 7 (1.13%) User Experience
10 6 (0.96%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (0.96%) Private Cloud
11 5 (0.80%) Client/Server
11 5 (0.80%) VCE vBlock
11 5 (0.80%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 3 (0.48%) Algorithms
13 3 (0.48%) BYOD
13 3 (0.48%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 139 (22.35%) Windows
2 53 (8.52%) Linux
3 48 (7.72%) Windows Server
4 21 (3.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (3.05%) VMS
6 12 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (1.77%) Unix
8 8 (1.29%) Ubuntu
8 8 (1.29%) Windows 10
9 7 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.48%) Solaris
10 3 (0.48%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.48%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.32%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.32%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.32%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.16%) Android
12 1 (0.16%) CentOS
12 1 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (26.85%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (19.29%) DevOps
3 81 (13.02%) Scrum
4 80 (12.86%) Migration
5 56 (9.00%) Kanban
6 53 (8.52%) Project Management
7 48 (7.72%) Continuous Delivery
8 46 (7.40%) MVC
9 45 (7.23%) Configuration Management
10 42 (6.75%) ITIL
11 41 (6.59%) Business Intelligence
11 41 (6.59%) Continuous Integration
12 36 (5.79%) Software Engineering
12 36 (5.79%) TDD
13 33 (5.31%) Service Management
14 32 (5.14%) Use Case
15 30 (4.82%) Change Management
16 28 (4.50%) Mentoring
17 27 (4.34%) Release Management
18 26 (4.18%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 181 (29.10%) SQL
2 129 (20.74%) C#
3 124 (19.94%) PowerShell
4 106 (17.04%) Java
5 94 (15.11%) JavaScript
6 58 (9.32%) Ruby
7 51 (8.20%) Python
8 32 (5.14%) Bash Shell
9 28 (4.50%) T-SQL
10 16 (2.57%) Go
11 15 (2.41%) C++
12 14 (2.25%) VB
12 14 (2.25%) VB.NET
13 13 (2.09%) C
13 13 (2.09%) Perl
14 12 (1.93%) VBScript
15 11 (1.77%) PHP
16 10 (1.61%) R
17 6 (0.96%) VB6
18 5 (0.80%) Scala
Qualifications
1 46 (7.40%) Degree
2 45 (7.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 27 (4.34%) Security Cleared
4 25 (4.02%) MCSE
5 21 (3.38%) SC Cleared
6 17 (2.73%) MCTS
7 14 (2.25%) MCITP
8 9 (1.45%) MCSD
9 8 (1.29%) MCSA
10 7 (1.13%) CISSP
11 6 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 5 (0.80%) AWS Certification
13 3 (0.48%) MCAD
13 3 (0.48%) MCP
13 3 (0.48%) MCPD
14 2 (0.32%) DV Cleared
14 2 (0.32%) PMP
14 2 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 1 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
15 1 (0.16%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.89%) QA
2 14 (2.25%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (1.29%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 97 (15.59%) Active Directory
2 48 (7.72%) Hyper-V
3 45 (7.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (3.86%) vSphere
5 20 (3.22%) Docker
6 18 (2.89%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.96%) BitLocker
8 4 (0.64%) UAG
8 4 (0.64%) vCloud
8 4 (0.64%) XenServer
9 3 (0.48%) Xen
9 3 (0.48%) XenApp
10 2 (0.32%) KVM
10 2 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.32%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 52 (8.36%) Puppet
2 34 (5.47%) Opscode Chef
3 28 (4.50%) Ansible
4 25 (4.02%) SCCM
5 24 (3.86%) SCOM
6 20 (3.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 12 (1.93%) Microsoft Clustering
8 11 (1.77%) Microsoft Intune
9 6 (0.96%) Data Guard
9 6 (0.96%) Kubernetes
9 6 (0.96%) Oracle RMAN
9 6 (0.96%) SCVMM
10 5 (0.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 5 (0.80%) Tivoli
11 4 (0.64%) EMC NetWorker
11 4 (0.64%) SCOrch
12 3 (0.48%) HP SiteScope
12 3 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (0.48%) WSUS
13 2 (0.32%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 290 (46.62%) Microsoft
2 60 (9.65%) VMware
3 52 (8.36%) Oracle
4 18 (2.89%) Red Hat
5 15 (2.41%) Cisco
5 15 (2.41%) Splunk
6 14 (2.25%) Dynatrace
6 14 (2.25%) New Relic
6 14 (2.25%) Talend
7 13 (2.09%) AppDynamics
7 13 (2.09%) HP
8 11 (1.77%) Barracuda Networks
8 11 (1.77%) Citrix
9 9 (1.45%) Dell
9 9 (1.45%) Remedy
10 7 (1.13%) Rackspace
11 6 (0.96%) EMC
12 5 (0.80%) BMC
12 5 (0.80%) CheckPoint
12 5 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
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