The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 79 108 130
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +22
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 61 43 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.25% 1.35% 0.51%
As % of the Cloud Services category 25.31% 27.92% 16.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 34 12
Median daily rate £425 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £312 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £409 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £404 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.23% +0.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £41.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £37.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-57.33% +44.23%
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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 West region.

Cloud Services Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
241 154 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 8.89% 4.83% 3.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 117 72
Median daily rate £438 £360 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.52% -24.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £300 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £448 £410 £425
% change year-on-year
+9.14% -3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 2
Median hourly rate £25.75 £18.50 £10.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.18% +72.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.05 £18.50 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.45 £18.50 £10.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-40.90% +52.77%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West 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 West

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the South West region.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the South West region over the 3 months to 4 December 2016.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Microsoft Azure
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the South West region.

Microsoft Azure Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Microsoft Azure
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 4 December 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
Bristol +12 29 £488 +30.00% 8
Wiltshire +3 10 £375 +7.14% 2
Gloucestershire +8 9 £375 -2.59% 5
Devon +6 5 £350 +14.75% 1
Dorset 0 2 £150 - 8
Somerset +26 1 - - 4
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Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 West region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 83 (50.00%) .NET
2 69 (41.57%) C#
3 66 (39.76%) Agile Software Development
4 65 (39.16%) Microsoft
5 64 (38.55%) Amazon AWS
6 57 (34.34%) JavaScript
6 57 (34.34%) TDD
7 56 (33.73%) Windows
8 52 (31.33%) AngularJS
9 51 (30.72%) ASP.NET Web API
9 51 (30.72%) SQL Server
10 44 (26.51%) Octopus Deploy
11 43 (25.90%) DevOps
12 42 (25.30%) HTML
13 40 (24.10%) ASP.NET
13 40 (24.10%) CSS
13 40 (24.10%) Scrum
14 39 (23.49%) MVC
15 34 (20.48%) E-Commerce
16 33 (19.88%) SharePoint
16 33 (19.88%) TeamCity
17 32 (19.28%) ASP.NET MVC
18 28 (16.87%) SQL
19 26 (15.66%) Security Cleared
20 25 (15.06%) Linux
21 24 (14.46%) jQuery
21 24 (14.46%) Microservices
22 23 (13.86%) High Availability
22 23 (13.86%) Office 365
22 23 (13.86%) Amazon DynamoDB

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 33 (19.88%) SharePoint
2 19 (11.45%) SharePoint 2010
3 15 (9.04%) Elasticsearch
3 15 (9.04%) IIS
4 8 (4.82%) NServiceBus
5 6 (3.61%) K2 blackpearl
6 5 (3.01%) MS Exchange
7 4 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (2.41%) Mule
8 3 (1.81%) Apache Spark
8 3 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.20%) CMS
9 2 (1.20%) SAS
9 2 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.20%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.60%) Confluence
10 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.60%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 13 (7.83%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.01%) MS Office
3 1 (0.60%) HipChat
3 1 (0.60%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 19 (11.45%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 64 (38.55%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (13.86%) Office 365
3 15 (9.04%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (6.63%) GitHub
5 10 (6.02%) Amazon S3
5 10 (6.02%) IaaS
6 7 (4.22%) PaaS
7 5 (3.01%) SaaS
7 5 (3.01%) TestFlight
8 4 (2.41%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.60%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.60%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.23%) LAN
1 12 (7.23%) WAN
2 11 (6.63%) VPN
3 8 (4.82%) Firewall
4 7 (4.22%) Wireless
5 6 (3.61%) DNS
6 5 (3.01%) DHCP
6 5 (3.01%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.20%) Cisco ISE
7 2 (1.20%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (1.20%) NetScaler
7 2 (1.20%) Network Security
7 2 (1.20%) VoIP
8 1 (0.60%) AMQP
8 1 (0.60%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.60%) IPsec
8 1 (0.60%) OSPF
8 1 (0.60%) SAN
8 1 (0.60%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.60%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (30.72%) SQL Server
2 23 (13.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 18 (10.84%) Hadoop
4 13 (7.83%) MySQL
4 13 (7.83%) NoSQL
5 10 (6.02%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (5.42%) Azure SQL Database
6 9 (5.42%) Big Data
7 8 (4.82%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (3.01%) CouchDB
9 5 (3.01%) MongoDB
9 5 (3.01%) SQLite
10 3 (1.81%) Apache Hive
11 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2014
12 1 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.60%) Apache Accumulo
12 1 (0.60%) HBase
12 1 (0.60%) Power BI
12 1 (0.60%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 44 (26.51%) Octopus Deploy
2 33 (19.88%) TeamCity
3 13 (7.83%) Git (software)
4 12 (7.23%) Visual Studio
5 8 (4.82%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (4.22%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (2.41%) Subversion
8 2 (1.20%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.20%) Selenium
9 1 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.60%) Axure RP
9 1 (0.60%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.60%) JIRA
9 1 (0.60%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.60%) NCrunch
9 1 (0.60%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.60%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.60%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.60%) Vagrant
General
1 11 (6.63%) Finance
2 2 (1.20%) Advertising
2 2 (1.20%) Aerospace
3 1 (0.60%) Back Office
3 1 (0.60%) Legal
3 1 (0.60%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 76 (45.78%) Developer
2 35 (21.08%) .NET Developer
3 20 (12.05%) Sitecore Developer
4 18 (10.84%) Senior Developer
5 17 (10.24%) C# Developer
6 16 (9.64%) Consultant
7 15 (9.04%) C# .NET Developer
8 14 (8.43%) ASP.NET Developer
8 14 (8.43%) AWS Developer
9 13 (7.83%) Architect
10 12 (7.23%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 11 (6.63%) Azure Consultant
12 9 (5.42%) Azure Developer
12 9 (5.42%) Senior .NET Developer
13 8 (4.82%) DevOps Engineer
13 8 (4.82%) Infrastructure Architect
14 7 (4.22%) AWS Engineer
14 7 (4.22%) Big Data Developer
14 7 (4.22%) Senior C# .NET Developer
14 7 (4.22%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (50.00%) .NET
2 52 (31.33%) AngularJS
3 51 (30.72%) ASP.NET Web API
4 42 (25.30%) HTML
5 40 (24.10%) ASP.NET
5 40 (24.10%) CSS
6 32 (19.28%) ASP.NET MVC
7 24 (14.46%) jQuery
8 16 (9.64%) Node.js
8 16 (9.64%) RabbitMQ
9 13 (7.83%) .NET Framework
10 11 (6.63%) Ember.js
11 7 (4.22%) React
11 7 (4.22%) Web Services
12 6 (3.61%) Entity Framework
12 6 (3.61%) WF
13 5 (3.01%) Cocoa Touch
13 5 (3.01%) HTML5
13 5 (3.01%) REST
13 5 (3.01%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.04%) Public Cloud
2 12 (7.23%) Mobile App
2 12 (7.23%) User Experience
3 11 (6.63%) Blog
4 9 (5.42%) Data Centre
5 5 (3.01%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (2.41%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.81%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.81%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.20%) CESG
8 2 (1.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.20%) PKI
8 2 (1.20%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.60%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.60%) Clustering
9 1 (0.60%) CMDB
9 1 (0.60%) Fintech
9 1 (0.60%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.60%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.60%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 56 (33.73%) Windows
2 25 (15.06%) Linux
3 22 (13.25%) Windows Server
4 11 (6.63%) Apple iOS
5 9 (5.42%) Windows 10
6 8 (4.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (4.22%) Windows 7
7 7 (4.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (3.61%) Android
9 4 (2.41%) Mac OS X
9 4 (2.41%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.81%) CentOS
10 3 (1.81%) Debian
10 3 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.20%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.60%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.60%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (39.76%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (34.34%) TDD
3 43 (25.90%) DevOps
4 40 (24.10%) Scrum
5 39 (23.49%) MVC
6 34 (20.48%) E-Commerce
7 24 (14.46%) Microservices
8 23 (13.86%) High Availability
9 19 (11.45%) BDD
10 18 (10.84%) Continuous Deployment
11 17 (10.24%) Unit Testing
12 16 (9.64%) Kanban
13 15 (9.04%) Migration
14 13 (7.83%) Software Engineering
15 12 (7.23%) CQRS
16 11 (6.63%) Continuous Improvement
16 11 (6.63%) Continuous Integration
16 11 (6.63%) Open Source
17 10 (6.02%) iOS Development
18 9 (5.42%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 69 (41.57%) C#
2 57 (34.34%) JavaScript
3 28 (16.87%) SQL
4 15 (9.04%) PowerShell
5 12 (7.23%) Ruby
5 12 (7.23%) Scala
6 6 (3.61%) Python
7 5 (3.01%) Apple Swift
7 5 (3.01%) Objective-C
8 4 (2.41%) C
9 3 (1.81%) Perl
10 2 (1.20%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.20%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.60%) C++
11 1 (0.60%) ES6
11 1 (0.60%) Java
11 1 (0.60%) R
11 1 (0.60%) Tcl
11 1 (0.60%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.60%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (15.66%) Security Cleared
2 19 (11.45%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.61%) CISSP
4 3 (1.81%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.81%) MCSE
4 3 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.20%) CCA
5 2 (1.20%) CCNA
5 2 (1.20%) CCNP
5 2 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.20%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (1.20%) MCSA
6 1 (0.60%) CCDP
6 1 (0.60%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (0.60%) JNCIA
6 1 (0.60%) JNCIP
6 1 (0.60%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (10.24%) QA
2 2 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.20%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 18 (10.84%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.42%) Docker
2 9 (5.42%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (4.82%) Hyper-V
4 7 (4.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.81%) ISA Server
5 3 (1.81%) XenApp
5 3 (1.81%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.60%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.60%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.60%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (9.64%) SCCM
2 15 (9.04%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (4.82%) Ansible
4 7 (4.22%) Microsoft Intune
4 7 (4.22%) Puppet
5 3 (1.81%) SCOM
6 2 (1.20%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.60%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.60%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.60%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.60%) Oozie
7 1 (0.60%) Salt
7 1 (0.60%) SELinux
7 1 (0.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.60%) WSUS
Vendors
1 65 (39.16%) Microsoft
2 20 (12.05%) Sitecore
3 13 (7.83%) VMware
4 8 (4.82%) Cisco
4 8 (4.82%) Xamarin
5 5 (3.01%) Citrix
5 5 (3.01%) Google
6 4 (2.41%) Palo Alto
7 3 (1.81%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.81%) Splunk
8 2 (1.20%) ArcSight
8 2 (1.20%) Cyber-Ark
8 2 (1.20%) Dell
8 2 (1.20%) Forcepoint
8 2 (1.20%) HP
8 2 (1.20%) Juniper
8 2 (1.20%) Oracle
9 1 (0.60%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.60%) Tableau
9 1 (0.60%) Veeam