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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 122 - 122
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 23 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.70% - 0.19%
As % of the Cloud Services category 23.71% - 22.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 0 5
Average daily rate
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£375 - £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 - £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 - £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 - -
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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
97 33 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.95% 1.40% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 21 16
Average daily rate £438 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £623 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Average hourly rate £10.75 £17.23 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.59% -1.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.18% -9.93%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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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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 £413 - 3
Bristol - 5 £400 - 13
Devon - 4 £288 -
Gloucestershire - 3 - - 2
Somerset - 1 - - 1
Dorset - - - - 1
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 29 (64.44%) .NET
2 25 (55.56%) C#
3 18 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 15 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 15 (33.33%) MVC
5 14 (31.11%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (31.11%) Web Services
6 13 (28.89%) WCF
7 12 (26.67%) CSS
8 11 (24.44%) HTML
8 11 (24.44%) JavaScript
8 11 (24.44%) SQL Server
8 11 (24.44%) jQuery
9 10 (22.22%) OO
9 10 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (17.78%) HTML5
10 8 (17.78%) SQL
10 8 (17.78%) SharePoint
11 7 (15.56%) Java
11 7 (15.56%) Windows
11 7 (15.56%) Linux
11 7 (15.56%) Migration
11 7 (15.56%) Java EE
11 7 (15.56%) BDD
11 7 (15.56%) Security Cleared
11 7 (15.56%) REST
12 6 (13.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 6 (13.33%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
12 6 (13.33%) CAML

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 8 (17.78%) SharePoint
2 6 (13.33%) SharePoint 2013
2 6 (13.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (11.11%) OpenStack
4 4 (8.89%) Eucalyptus
4 4 (8.89%) CMS
5 2 (4.44%) Drupal
6 1 (2.22%) Umbraco
6 1 (2.22%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (2.22%) Kentico
6 1 (2.22%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.67%) MS Visio
2 3 (6.67%) Photoshop
2 3 (6.67%) OmniGraffle
3 2 (4.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.89%) SaaS
1 4 (8.89%) PaaS
2 3 (6.67%) IaaS
2 3 (6.67%) Office 365
3 1 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.89%) LAN
1 4 (8.89%) Ethernet
1 4 (8.89%) DNS
1 4 (8.89%) WAN
2 2 (4.44%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (2.22%) PBX
3 1 (2.22%) VoIP
3 1 (2.22%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (24.44%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.67%) Oracle Database
2 3 (6.67%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 3 (6.67%) NUnit
2 3 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.67%) Axure RP
2 3 (6.67%) Jenkins
2 3 (6.67%) SpecFlow
3 2 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.44%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.22%) Ant
4 1 (2.22%) Maven
4 1 (2.22%) MSBuild
General
1 6 (13.33%) Finance
2 4 (8.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (42.22%) Developer
2 12 (26.67%) Architect
3 11 (24.44%) .NET Developer
4 6 (13.33%) SharePoint Developer
4 6 (13.33%) Solutions Architect
4 6 (13.33%) C# Developer
5 5 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (8.89%) ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (8.89%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (8.89%) Consultant
6 4 (8.89%) Technical Architect
7 3 (6.67%) Web Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Enterprise Architect
7 3 (6.67%) DevOps Consultant
7 3 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
8 2 (4.44%) User Experience Architect
8 2 (4.44%) .NET Web Developer
8 2 (4.44%) C# Web Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (64.44%) .NET
2 15 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 14 (31.11%) Web Services
4 13 (28.89%) WCF
5 12 (26.67%) CSS
6 11 (24.44%) HTML
6 11 (24.44%) jQuery
7 10 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (17.78%) HTML5
9 7 (15.56%) Java EE
9 7 (15.56%) REST
10 6 (13.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 6 (13.33%) CAML
10 6 (13.33%) .NET Framework
11 5 (11.11%) Middleware
11 5 (11.11%) SOAP
11 5 (11.11%) CSS3
12 4 (8.89%) KnockoutJS
12 4 (8.89%) ASP.NET Web API
13 3 (6.67%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Mobile App
1 4 (8.89%) Replication
1 4 (8.89%) Client/Server
2 3 (6.67%) Open Source
2 3 (6.67%) User Experience
2 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.22%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.56%) Windows
1 7 (15.56%) Linux
2 4 (8.89%) UNIX
3 2 (4.44%) Windows Phone
3 2 (4.44%) Android
3 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.22%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Vista
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Phone 7
4 1 (2.22%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (33.33%) MVC
2 14 (31.11%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (22.22%) OO
4 7 (15.56%) Migration
4 7 (15.56%) BDD
5 6 (13.33%) DevOps
5 6 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (13.33%) TDD
5 6 (13.33%) SOA
6 5 (11.11%) Scrum
7 4 (8.89%) Waterfall
7 4 (8.89%) Data Migration
7 4 (8.89%) Service Management
7 4 (8.89%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (8.89%) TOGAF
7 4 (8.89%) Load Balancing
8 3 (6.67%) E-Commerce
8 3 (6.67%) OOA/OOD
8 3 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (6.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 25 (55.56%) C#
2 11 (24.44%) JavaScript
3 8 (17.78%) SQL
4 7 (15.56%) Java
5 5 (11.11%) VB.NET
6 2 (4.44%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.22%) C
7 1 (2.22%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (15.56%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.89%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.22%) MCSE
3 1 (2.22%) MCSA
3 1 (2.22%) Degree
3 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (13.33%) Hyper-V
1 6 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.22%) VMware Server
2 1 (2.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (8.89%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.33%) VMware
2 6 (13.33%) Cisco
3 5 (11.11%) Oracle
4 4 (8.89%) EPiServer
4 4 (8.89%) NetApp
5 2 (4.44%) Rackspace
5 2 (4.44%) WatchGuard
5 2 (4.44%) SonicWALL
5 2 (4.44%) SAP
5 2 (4.44%) Sophos
5 2 (4.44%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.22%) Adobe
6 1 (2.22%) Symantec
6 1 (2.22%) Citrix
6 1 (2.22%) Google
6 1 (2.22%) Sitecore
6 1 (2.22%) Veeam
6 1 (2.22%) Acronis
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