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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 118 189 148
Rank change year-on-year
+71 -41
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 164 69 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.66% 0.74% 1.01%
As % of the Cloud Services category 27.47% 18.85% 29.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 40 48
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£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £39.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £17.50 -
% change year-on-year
+122.85% -
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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
597 366 305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 6.03% 3.93% 3.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 213 191
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £220 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +26.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 5 3
Average hourly rate £16.25 £16.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -47.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.61 £24.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £120.20 £30.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £17.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+38.23% -44.71%

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015. 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
Surrey +30 41 £450 +12.50% 11
Oxfordshire +3 32 £438 +94.44% 12
Hampshire +14 19 £450 +2.85% 9
Berkshire -21 19 £413 -8.33% 28
East Sussex - 19 £358 - 2
Buckinghamshire -5 12 £450 +20.00% 2
West Sussex -11 10 £305 +38.63% 4
Kent - 7 £340 - 5
Middlesex - 3 £413 -
Sussex - 3 £400 -
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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.

1 120 (45.28%) Windows
2 117 (44.15%) Microsoft
3 107 (40.38%) Amazon AWS
4 78 (29.43%) Agile Software Development
5 75 (28.30%) .NET
6 72 (27.17%) Active Directory
6 72 (27.17%) VMware
7 70 (26.42%) C#
8 69 (26.04%) SQL
9 67 (25.28%) PowerShell
10 51 (19.25%) VMware Infrastructure
11 49 (18.49%) Linux
12 47 (17.74%) DNS
13 44 (16.60%) MS Exchange
14 43 (16.23%) Migration
15 38 (14.34%) Python
16 37 (13.96%) Windows Server 2008
16 37 (13.96%) DevOps
16 37 (13.96%) Data Centre
17 35 (13.21%) IaaS
18 34 (12.83%) Puppet
18 34 (12.83%) JavaScript
19 33 (12.45%) ITIL
20 32 (12.08%) SQL Server
20 32 (12.08%) SAN
21 30 (11.32%) MS Excel
21 30 (11.32%) SharePoint
21 30 (11.32%) MVC
21 30 (11.32%) Office 365
22 29 (10.94%) UNIX

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 44 (16.60%) MS Exchange
2 30 (11.32%) SharePoint
3 27 (10.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 25 (9.43%) OpenStack
5 21 (7.92%) Exchange Server 2007
6 19 (7.17%) IIS
7 17 (6.42%) Node.js
8 11 (4.15%) BizTalk Server
8 11 (4.15%) CMS
8 11 (4.15%) Lync
9 10 (3.77%) SharePoint 2013
10 7 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (2.64%) WebSphere
10 7 (2.64%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (2.64%) Apache
10 7 (2.64%) WebLogic
11 4 (1.51%) Tomcat
12 3 (1.13%) Umbraco
13 2 (0.75%) Eucalyptus
13 2 (0.75%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 30 (11.32%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.77%) MS Project
3 3 (1.13%) MS Office
4 2 (0.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (2.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.38%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 107 (40.38%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (13.21%) IaaS
3 30 (11.32%) Office 365
4 26 (9.81%) PaaS
5 19 (7.17%) SaaS
6 13 (4.91%) AWS CloudFormation
7 12 (4.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 10 (3.77%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (2.64%) Heroku
10 6 (2.26%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (2.26%) Yammer
11 4 (1.51%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.38%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 47 (17.74%) DNS
2 32 (12.08%) SAN
3 29 (10.94%) DHCP
4 27 (10.19%) Network Security
5 24 (9.06%) Firewall
6 23 (8.68%) LAN
7 19 (7.17%) WAN
7 19 (7.17%) VLAN
8 16 (6.04%) TCP/IP
9 15 (5.66%) NAS
9 15 (5.66%) Fibre Channel
10 12 (4.53%) WLAN
11 10 (3.77%) Internet
12 8 (3.02%) MPLS
12 8 (3.02%) Intranet
12 8 (3.02%) LDAP
12 8 (3.02%) ADSL
12 8 (3.02%) VPN
13 7 (2.64%) SSH
14 5 (1.89%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (12.08%) SQL Server
2 20 (7.55%) NoSQL
3 18 (6.79%) Big Data
4 15 (5.66%) MongoDB
5 8 (3.02%) Hadoop
5 8 (3.02%) Azure SQL Database
6 7 (2.64%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (2.26%) RDBMS
7 6 (2.26%) Oracle Database
7 6 (2.26%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 26 (9.81%) Jenkins
2 24 (9.06%) Git (software)
3 17 (6.42%) JIRA
4 16 (6.04%) Ant
4 16 (6.04%) Subversion
4 16 (6.04%) Maven
5 15 (5.66%) Selenium
6 11 (4.15%) Visual Studio
6 11 (4.15%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (4.15%) Hudson
7 10 (3.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (2.64%) NUnit
8 7 (2.64%) MSTest
9 3 (1.13%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.75%) MSBuild
11 1 (0.38%) WebDriver
11 1 (0.38%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.38%) Fiddler
General
1 12 (4.53%) Finance
2 11 (4.15%) Games
3 7 (2.64%) Publishing
4 6 (2.26%) Back Office
5 4 (1.51%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.13%) Billing
7 1 (0.38%) Marketing
7 1 (0.38%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 75 (28.30%) Developer
2 52 (19.62%) Architect
3 32 (12.08%) Consultant
4 27 (10.19%) .NET Developer
5 26 (9.81%) Analyst
6 25 (9.43%) Cloud Architect
7 16 (6.04%) Solutions Architect
7 16 (6.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 15 (5.66%) Support Engineer
9 12 (4.53%) C# Developer
9 12 (4.53%) Active Directory Consultant
10 11 (4.15%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 10 (3.77%) Server Engineer
11 10 (3.77%) Cloud Engineer
12 9 (3.40%) DevOps Engineer
12 9 (3.40%) Development Engineer
12 9 (3.40%) Infrastructure Architect
12 9 (3.40%) Support Analyst
13 8 (3.02%) Web Developer
14 7 (2.64%) Cloud Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (28.30%) .NET
2 27 (10.19%) ASP.NET Web API
3 24 (9.06%) HTML
4 23 (8.68%) ASP.NET
4 23 (8.68%) Web Services
5 22 (8.30%) CSS
6 21 (7.92%) AngularJS
7 17 (6.42%) WCF
8 12 (4.53%) jQuery
8 12 (4.53%) REST
8 12 (4.53%) XML
9 10 (3.77%) Reactive Extensions
9 10 (3.77%) Task Parallel Library
9 10 (3.77%) KnockoutJS
9 10 (3.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 9 (3.40%) boto
11 8 (3.02%) HTML5
12 7 (2.64%) CSS3
12 7 (2.64%) J2EE
12 7 (2.64%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 37 (13.96%) Data Centre
2 20 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (5.66%) Replication
4 12 (4.53%) PKI
5 11 (4.15%) Online Games
5 11 (4.15%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (3.77%) Enterprise Cloud
7 9 (3.40%) Enterprise Storage
8 7 (2.64%) Management Information System
8 7 (2.64%) Algorithms
9 6 (2.26%) Private Cloud
9 6 (2.26%) Hybrid Cloud
9 6 (2.26%) Public Cloud
9 6 (2.26%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.13%) Data Integration
11 2 (0.75%) Visualisation
11 2 (0.75%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.75%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.75%) User Experience
12 1 (0.38%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 120 (45.28%) Windows
2 49 (18.49%) Linux
3 37 (13.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (10.94%) UNIX
5 26 (9.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (3.77%) Mac OS X
7 6 (2.26%) VMS
7 6 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.38%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.38%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.38%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (29.43%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (16.23%) Migration
3 37 (13.96%) DevOps
4 33 (12.45%) ITIL
5 30 (11.32%) MVC
6 29 (10.94%) Configuration Management
7 22 (8.30%) Scrum
8 21 (7.92%) Continuous Integration
9 20 (7.55%) Software Deployment
10 19 (7.17%) TDD
11 17 (6.42%) Content Management
11 17 (6.42%) Service Delivery
12 15 (5.66%) TOGAF
12 15 (5.66%) Enterprise Architecture
13 14 (5.28%) Load Balancing
13 14 (5.28%) Zachman Framework
13 14 (5.28%) CRM
13 14 (5.28%) Business Intelligence
14 12 (4.53%) Auto-Scaling
15 11 (4.15%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 70 (26.42%) C#
2 69 (26.04%) SQL
3 67 (25.28%) PowerShell
4 38 (14.34%) Python
5 34 (12.83%) JavaScript
6 28 (10.57%) Ruby
7 15 (5.66%) Shell Script
8 11 (4.15%) Java
9 10 (3.77%) VBScript
10 7 (2.64%) Go
11 5 (1.89%) PHP
12 4 (1.51%) Perl
13 3 (1.13%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.75%) C
14 2 (0.75%) C++
15 1 (0.38%) Bourne shell
15 1 (0.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (5.66%) Microsoft Certification
1 15 (5.66%) Security Cleared
2 13 (4.91%) SC Cleared
3 10 (3.77%) MCSE
4 9 (3.40%) Degree
5 7 (2.64%) CCNP
5 7 (2.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (2.64%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (2.26%) CCNA
7 5 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.51%) MCITP
9 3 (1.13%) MCTS
9 3 (1.13%) MCSA
9 3 (1.13%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.75%) MCP
11 1 (0.38%) MCSD
11 1 (0.38%) IBM Certification
11 1 (0.38%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.75%) SLA
2 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.38%) QA
2 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 72 (27.17%) Active Directory
2 51 (19.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (8.30%) Hyper-V
4 21 (7.92%) vSphere
5 17 (6.42%) vCloud
6 8 (3.02%) XenApp
7 6 (2.26%) VMware ESX
8 5 (1.89%) Docker
8 5 (1.89%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.75%) XenServer
10 1 (0.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.38%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.38%) SRDF
10 1 (0.38%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 1 (0.38%) NFS
Systems Management
1 34 (12.83%) Puppet
2 19 (7.17%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (5.28%) vMotion
4 13 (4.91%) Ansible
5 9 (3.40%) SCOM
6 8 (3.02%) SCCM
7 7 (2.64%) Nagios
7 7 (2.64%) Icinga
8 6 (2.26%) WSUS
9 5 (1.89%) Foglight
10 4 (1.51%) Cacti
10 4 (1.51%) SolarWinds Orion
11 2 (0.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 2 (0.75%) SnapMirror
11 2 (0.75%) SnapVault
12 1 (0.38%) Windows Intune
12 1 (0.38%) EMC VPLEX
12 1 (0.38%) NetBackup
12 1 (0.38%) Tivoli
12 1 (0.38%) Control-M
Vendors
1 117 (44.15%) Microsoft
2 72 (27.17%) VMware
3 24 (9.06%) Cisco
4 21 (7.92%) Red Hat
5 20 (7.55%) HP
6 17 (6.42%) Citrix
7 15 (5.66%) Oracle
8 12 (4.53%) Splunk
9 11 (4.15%) 3PAR
10 10 (3.77%) SolarWinds
10 10 (3.77%) Dell
11 9 (3.40%) SAP
11 9 (3.40%) Juniper
12 7 (2.64%) NetApp
13 6 (2.26%) F5
14 5 (1.89%) Google
14 5 (1.89%) CheckPoint
15 4 (1.51%) CommVault
15 4 (1.51%) IBM
16 3 (1.13%) EMC
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