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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 130 112 130
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +18
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 17 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.52% 0.045% 0.074%
As % of the Cloud Services category 18.09% 3.13% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 2
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£375 - £394
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 - £379
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 - £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £394
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+26.82% -31.66%
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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
94 32 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.85% 1.45% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 19 16
Average daily rate £450 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £589 £638 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Average hourly rate £10.75 £17.23 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.59% -54.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.23 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+4.49% -37.36%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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
Bristol - 4 £363 - 8
Devon - 4 £288 - 2
Wiltshire -16 2 £500 - 2
Gloucestershire - 2 - - 5
Somerset - 1 - -
Dorset - - - - 2
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 26 (63.41%) .NET
2 21 (51.22%) C#
3 15 (36.59%) Microsoft
3 15 (36.59%) ASP.NET
4 14 (34.15%) Web Services
4 14 (34.15%) MVC
5 12 (29.27%) CSS
5 12 (29.27%) HTML
6 11 (26.83%) JavaScript
6 11 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (26.83%) WCF
7 10 (24.39%) SQL Server
8 9 (21.95%) jQuery
8 9 (21.95%) ASP.NET MVC
8 9 (21.95%) HTML5
9 8 (19.51%) OO
10 7 (17.07%) SharePoint
10 7 (17.07%) REST
11 6 (14.63%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (14.63%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (14.63%) Windows
11 6 (14.63%) SQL
11 6 (14.63%) SOA
11 6 (14.63%) CAML
11 6 (14.63%) Security Cleared
11 6 (14.63%) Java EE
12 5 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
12 5 (12.20%) TOGAF
12 5 (12.20%) Scrum
12 5 (12.20%) VMware

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

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 7 (17.07%) SharePoint
2 6 (14.63%) SharePoint 2013
2 6 (14.63%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (9.76%) OpenStack
3 4 (9.76%) CMS
4 3 (7.32%) Eucalyptus
5 2 (4.88%) Drupal
6 1 (2.44%) Umbraco
6 1 (2.44%) Kentico
6 1 (2.44%) Lync
6 1 (2.44%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (9.76%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.32%) MS Visio
2 3 (7.32%) Photoshop
2 3 (7.32%) OmniGraffle
3 2 (4.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.76%) SaaS
1 4 (9.76%) PaaS
2 3 (7.32%) IaaS
3 2 (4.88%) Office 365
3 2 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) LAN
1 3 (7.32%) WAN
1 3 (7.32%) Ethernet
1 3 (7.32%) DNS
2 2 (4.88%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (2.44%) Firewall
3 1 (2.44%) PBX
3 1 (2.44%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (24.39%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.76%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (4.88%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Visual Studio
2 3 (7.32%) NUnit
2 3 (7.32%) Axure RP
2 3 (7.32%) SpecFlow
3 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.44%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (12.20%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (43.90%) Developer
2 12 (29.27%) Architect
3 9 (21.95%) .NET Developer
4 6 (14.63%) C# Developer
4 6 (14.63%) SharePoint Developer
5 5 (12.20%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (12.20%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (9.76%) Web Developer
6 4 (9.76%) ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (9.76%) Enterprise Architect
6 4 (9.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (7.32%) Consultant
7 3 (7.32%) Technical Architect
7 3 (7.32%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
8 2 (4.88%) DevOps Consultant
8 2 (4.88%) User Experience Architect
8 2 (4.88%) .NET Web Developer
8 2 (4.88%) C# Web Developer
8 2 (4.88%) Lead Architect
9 1 (2.44%) C++/C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (63.41%) .NET
2 15 (36.59%) ASP.NET
3 14 (34.15%) Web Services
4 12 (29.27%) CSS
4 12 (29.27%) HTML
5 11 (26.83%) WCF
6 9 (21.95%) jQuery
6 9 (21.95%) ASP.NET MVC
6 9 (21.95%) HTML5
7 7 (17.07%) REST
8 6 (14.63%) CAML
8 6 (14.63%) Java EE
9 5 (12.20%) Middleware
9 5 (12.20%) CSS3
10 4 (9.76%) KnockoutJS
10 4 (9.76%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (9.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 4 (9.76%) .NET Framework
11 3 (7.32%) LAMP
11 3 (7.32%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Mobile App
2 4 (9.76%) Client/Server
3 3 (7.32%) Replication
3 3 (7.32%) Open Source
3 3 (7.32%) User Experience
3 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.44%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.63%) Windows
2 5 (12.20%) Linux
3 3 (7.32%) UNIX
4 2 (4.88%) Windows Phone
4 2 (4.88%) Android
4 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Vista
5 1 (2.44%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Phone 7
5 1 (2.44%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (34.15%) MVC
2 11 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (19.51%) OO
4 6 (14.63%) SOA
5 5 (12.20%) TOGAF
5 5 (12.20%) Scrum
5 5 (12.20%) Migration
5 5 (12.20%) BDD
6 4 (9.76%) TDD
6 4 (9.76%) Zachman Framework
7 3 (7.32%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (7.32%) Web Development
7 3 (7.32%) Load Balancing
7 3 (7.32%) Use Case
7 3 (7.32%) Integration Testing
7 3 (7.32%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (7.32%) Data Migration
7 3 (7.32%) Service Management
7 3 (7.32%) OOA/OOD
7 3 (7.32%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (51.22%) C#
2 11 (26.83%) JavaScript
3 6 (14.63%) SQL
4 5 (12.20%) VB.NET
4 5 (12.20%) Java
5 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.44%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (14.63%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.76%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) Degree
3 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.44%) MCSE
3 1 (2.44%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (12.20%) Active Directory
1 5 (12.20%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.44%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) Puppet
1 1 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 15 (36.59%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.20%) VMware
2 5 (12.20%) Cisco
3 4 (9.76%) EPiServer
4 3 (7.32%) NetApp
5 2 (4.88%) Rackspace
5 2 (4.88%) SAP
5 2 (4.88%) Oracle
5 2 (4.88%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (4.88%) Sophos
5 2 (4.88%) WatchGuard
5 2 (4.88%) SonicWALL
6 1 (2.44%) Google
6 1 (2.44%) Symantec
6 1 (2.44%) Citrix
6 1 (2.44%) Adobe
6 1 (2.44%) Acronis
6 1 (2.44%) Sitecore
6 1 (2.44%) Veeam
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