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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 120 105 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 22 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.66% 0.14% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 17.60% 9.38% -
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £411 £335 £400
% change year-on-year
+22.76% -16.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
- +51.85%
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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
125 32 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.77% 1.45% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 16 9
Average daily rate £413 £345 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.56% +16.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £145 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 5
Average hourly rate £103.50 £29.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+253.84% -22.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -26.78%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 18 September 2014.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure within the South West region over the 3 months to 18 September 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
Wiltshire -7 7 £400 - 4
Bristol -12 7 £343 -27.89% 16
Dorset - 3 £315 - 3
Gloucestershire - 2 £510 -
Somerset - 1 £340 - 2
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 35 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 34 (52.31%) .NET
3 29 (44.62%) Web Services
4 25 (38.46%) JavaScript
5 24 (36.92%) ASP.NET
6 22 (33.85%) C#
7 21 (32.31%) Security Cleared
8 19 (29.23%) SC Cleared
9 18 (27.69%) HTML
9 18 (27.69%) CSS
10 15 (23.08%) SAP
10 15 (23.08%) GIS
10 15 (23.08%) Service Delivery
10 15 (23.08%) MVC
11 14 (21.54%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (21.54%) Asset Management
11 14 (21.54%) Operations Management
11 14 (21.54%) CMDB
11 14 (21.54%) SolarWinds
11 14 (21.54%) Portfolio Management
11 14 (21.54%) Capacity Management
11 14 (21.54%) Test Planning
12 12 (18.46%) ASP.NET MVC
12 12 (18.46%) UML
13 11 (16.92%) PRINCE2
13 11 (16.92%) SQL
13 11 (16.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 11 (16.92%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (16.92%) Test Strategy
14 10 (15.38%) Project Management

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 6 (9.23%) SharePoint
1 6 (9.23%) SharePoint 2010
1 6 (9.23%) SharePoint 2013
2 5 (7.69%) CMS
3 3 (4.62%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.62%) Lync
4 2 (3.08%) OpenStack
4 2 (3.08%) Drupal
5 1 (1.54%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.54%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.54%) Eucalyptus
5 1 (1.54%) Kentico
5 1 (1.54%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (3.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.69%) SaaS
1 5 (7.69%) PaaS
2 4 (6.15%) IaaS
3 3 (4.62%) Office 365
3 3 (4.62%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.54%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.54%) LAN
1 1 (1.54%) WAN
1 1 (1.54%) Ethernet
1 1 (1.54%) DNS
1 1 (1.54%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.23%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (4.62%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.08%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.54%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.54%) RavenDB
5 1 (1.54%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 5 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (4.62%) SpecFlow
2 3 (4.62%) NUnit
3 2 (3.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (9.23%) Finance
2 3 (4.62%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.54%) Electronics
3 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.54%) Retail
3 1 (1.54%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (40.00%) Developer
2 14 (21.54%) .NET Developer
3 12 (18.46%) Analyst
3 12 (18.46%) Business Analyst
4 11 (16.92%) Architect
5 9 (13.85%) Web Developer
6 6 (9.23%) Project Manager
6 6 (9.23%) ASP.NET Developer
6 6 (9.23%) SharePoint Developer
7 5 (7.69%) .NET Web Developer
7 5 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (6.15%) Programmer
8 4 (6.15%) Enterprise Architect
8 4 (6.15%) .NET Programmer
9 3 (4.62%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
9 3 (4.62%) Test Team Leader
9 3 (4.62%) Team Leader
9 3 (4.62%) Technical Architect
10 2 (3.08%) Consultant
10 2 (3.08%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (52.31%) .NET
2 29 (44.62%) Web Services
3 24 (36.92%) ASP.NET
4 18 (27.69%) CSS
4 18 (27.69%) HTML
5 12 (18.46%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (12.31%) HTML5
6 8 (12.31%) WCF
7 7 (10.77%) jQuery
7 7 (10.77%) REST
8 6 (9.23%) CSS3
8 6 (9.23%) CAML
8 6 (9.23%) Ajax
9 5 (7.69%) Middleware
9 5 (7.69%) AngularJS
10 4 (6.15%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 4 (6.15%) KnockoutJS
10 4 (6.15%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (6.15%) Java EE
11 3 (4.62%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (23.08%) GIS
2 14 (21.54%) CMDB
3 5 (7.69%) Mobile App
4 4 (6.15%) Open Source
5 3 (4.62%) Client/Server
5 3 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.54%) DTV
7 1 (1.54%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.85%) Windows
2 3 (4.62%) Linux
2 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.54%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.08%) Service Delivery
1 15 (23.08%) MVC
2 14 (21.54%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (21.54%) Asset Management
2 14 (21.54%) Operations Management
2 14 (21.54%) Portfolio Management
2 14 (21.54%) Capacity Management
2 14 (21.54%) Test Planning
3 12 (18.46%) UML
4 11 (16.92%) PRINCE2
4 11 (16.92%) Test Strategy
4 11 (16.92%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (15.38%) Project Management
6 9 (13.85%) ITIL
7 8 (12.31%) OO
8 6 (9.23%) SOA
8 6 (9.23%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (9.23%) Scrum
9 5 (7.69%) TOGAF
9 5 (7.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 25 (38.46%) JavaScript
2 22 (33.85%) C#
3 11 (16.92%) SQL
4 5 (7.69%) VB.NET
4 5 (7.69%) Java
5 4 (6.15%) C
6 1 (1.54%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (32.31%) Security Cleared
2 19 (29.23%) SC Cleared
3 9 (13.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 8 (12.31%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (9.23%) ISEB
6 3 (4.62%) DV Cleared
6 3 (4.62%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.54%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 11 (16.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 4 (6.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (6.15%) Hyper-V
2 4 (6.15%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.62%) XenApp
3 3 (4.62%) vSphere
Vendors
1 35 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 15 (23.08%) SAP
3 14 (21.54%) SolarWinds
4 4 (6.15%) VMware
4 4 (6.15%) EPiServer
5 3 (4.62%) Google
5 3 (4.62%) EMC
5 3 (4.62%) Citrix
5 3 (4.62%) Avaya
6 2 (3.08%) Oracle
6 2 (3.08%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (3.08%) Rackspace
7 1 (1.54%) Akamai
7 1 (1.54%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.54%) Alterian
7 1 (1.54%) Cisco
7 1 (1.54%) NetApp
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