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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 54 116 111
Rank change year-on-year
+62 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 102 33 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.35% 1.03% 1.10%
As % of the Cloud Services category 34.93% 21.57% 22.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 22 27
Median daily rate £431 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.69% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £275 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £371 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +122.85%
Microsoft Azure
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
292 153 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.59% 4.77% 4.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 109 109
Median daily rate £450 £350 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -1.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £180 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 2
Median hourly rate £23.88 £11.25 £103.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+112.26% -89.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.14 £10.25 £34.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £12.25 £172.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £22.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-31.11% +32.35%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +29 44 £420 +29.23% 13
Wiltshire +5 21 £525 +61.53% 5
Somerset +24 11 £375 - 7
Gloucestershire +5 11 £400 +45.45% 3
Devon +7 3 £380 +56.70% 1
Dorset - 2 - - 5
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Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 69 (44.52%) Microsoft
2 64 (41.29%) Amazon AWS
3 52 (33.55%) .NET
4 49 (31.61%) C#
4 49 (31.61%) Windows
5 43 (27.74%) Office 365
6 35 (22.58%) JavaScript
7 34 (21.94%) SQL Server
8 33 (21.29%) TDD
9 32 (20.65%) MVC
10 31 (20.00%) Active Directory
10 31 (20.00%) High Availability
11 30 (19.35%) ASP.NET
11 30 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
12 29 (18.71%) SharePoint
13 28 (18.06%) SQL
13 28 (18.06%) ASP.NET MVC
14 27 (17.42%) Linux
15 26 (16.77%) DevOps
16 25 (16.13%) Octopus Deploy
16 25 (16.13%) SaaS
16 25 (16.13%) HTML
17 24 (15.48%) CSS
17 24 (15.48%) Firewall
18 23 (14.84%) ASP.NET Web API
19 22 (14.19%) AngularJS
20 20 (12.90%) Data Centre
20 20 (12.90%) E-Commerce
20 20 (12.90%) Scrum
20 20 (12.90%) Security Cleared

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 29 (18.71%) SharePoint
2 12 (7.74%) SharePoint 2010
3 10 (6.45%) MS Exchange
4 9 (5.81%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (4.52%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (3.23%) Mule
6 5 (3.23%) Skype for Business
7 4 (2.58%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.94%) IIS
8 3 (1.94%) Office Communications Server
8 3 (1.94%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (1.29%) Apache
9 2 (1.29%) Apache Pig
9 2 (1.29%) Apache Spark
9 2 (1.29%) GroupWise
9 2 (1.29%) IBM Domino
9 2 (1.29%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.29%) nginx
9 2 (1.29%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (5.81%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.58%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (7.74%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (5.81%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.65%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 64 (41.29%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (27.74%) Office 365
3 25 (16.13%) SaaS
4 18 (11.61%) IaaS
5 15 (9.68%) PaaS
6 13 (8.39%) Amazon EC2
7 10 (6.45%) Azure Active Directory
7 10 (6.45%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (5.81%) Amazon S3
9 6 (3.87%) GitHub
10 2 (1.29%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (1.29%) TestFlight
11 1 (0.65%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.65%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.65%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.65%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 24 (15.48%) Firewall
2 15 (9.68%) VPN
3 12 (7.74%) LAN
3 12 (7.74%) WAN
4 10 (6.45%) Cisco ISE
4 10 (6.45%) Intrusion Detection
5 9 (5.81%) Wireless
6 8 (5.16%) DNS
7 7 (4.52%) SSL
8 6 (3.87%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (3.23%) SAN
10 4 (2.58%) HTTPS
10 4 (2.58%) Internet
11 3 (1.94%) Skype
11 3 (1.94%) TCP/IP
12 2 (1.29%) IMAP4
12 2 (1.29%) NetScaler
12 2 (1.29%) Network Security
12 2 (1.29%) POP3
12 2 (1.29%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (21.94%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 10 (6.45%) Hadoop
4 8 (5.16%) MySQL
5 7 (4.52%) NoSQL
6 6 (3.87%) MongoDB
6 6 (3.87%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (2.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.29%) Apache Hive
9 2 (1.29%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (1.29%) CouchDB
9 2 (1.29%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.29%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.29%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (1.29%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.29%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 25 (16.13%) Octopus Deploy
2 19 (12.26%) TeamCity
3 6 (3.87%) Git (software)
3 6 (3.87%) Visual Studio
4 4 (2.58%) LoadRunner
5 3 (1.94%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (1.29%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.29%) Travis CI
7 1 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.65%) Selenium
7 1 (0.65%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.65%) Vagrant
General
1 17 (10.97%) Finance
2 12 (7.74%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.52%) Back Office
4 3 (1.94%) Marketing
5 2 (1.29%) Electronics
5 2 (1.29%) Local Government
5 2 (1.29%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.65%) Advertising
6 1 (0.65%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.65%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 56 (36.13%) Developer
2 30 (19.35%) Architect
3 27 (17.42%) .NET Developer
4 18 (11.61%) C# Developer
5 17 (10.97%) C# .NET Developer
6 15 (9.68%) ASP.NET Developer
6 15 (9.68%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 14 (9.03%) Analyst
8 13 (8.39%) Sitecore Developer
9 12 (7.74%) Cloud Architect
9 12 (7.74%) Consultant
10 11 (7.10%) Azure Developer
10 11 (7.10%) Infrastructure Architect
11 10 (6.45%) AWS Developer
11 10 (6.45%) Security Analyst
12 9 (5.81%) Technical Architect
13 8 (5.16%) Enterprise Architect
14 7 (4.52%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 7 (4.52%) DevOps Engineer
15 6 (3.87%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (33.55%) .NET
2 30 (19.35%) ASP.NET
3 28 (18.06%) ASP.NET MVC
4 25 (16.13%) HTML
5 24 (15.48%) CSS
6 23 (14.84%) ASP.NET Web API
7 22 (14.19%) AngularJS
8 17 (10.97%) jQuery
9 14 (9.03%) Web Services
10 10 (6.45%) RabbitMQ
11 6 (3.87%) Node.js
12 5 (3.23%) Ember.js
13 4 (2.58%) HTML5
13 4 (2.58%) REST
14 3 (1.94%) JSON
15 2 (1.29%) Cocoa
15 2 (1.29%) Dojo
15 2 (1.29%) Entity Framework
15 2 (1.29%) LINQ
15 2 (1.29%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.90%) Data Centre
2 16 (10.32%) Public Cloud
3 10 (6.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 10 (6.45%) User Experience
4 9 (5.81%) Private Cloud
5 8 (5.16%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (4.52%) Data Extraction
6 7 (4.52%) Management Information System
7 5 (3.23%) Blog
8 3 (1.94%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.94%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.29%) CESG
9 2 (1.29%) PKI
10 1 (0.65%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.65%) Clustering
10 1 (0.65%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.65%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.65%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 49 (31.61%) Windows
2 27 (17.42%) Linux
3 8 (5.16%) Windows Server
3 8 (5.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (3.87%) Mac OS X
5 5 (3.23%) Apple iOS
5 5 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.58%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.94%) Android
7 3 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (21.29%) TDD
2 32 (20.65%) MVC
3 31 (20.00%) High Availability
4 30 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (16.77%) DevOps
6 20 (12.90%) E-Commerce
6 20 (12.90%) Scrum
7 16 (10.32%) Project Planning
8 15 (9.68%) Information Security
8 15 (9.68%) Microservices
9 12 (7.74%) Migration
10 11 (7.10%) BDD
10 11 (7.10%) SIEM
10 11 (7.10%) TOGAF
11 10 (6.45%) Content Management
11 10 (6.45%) DDoS Mitigation
11 10 (6.45%) Security Architecture
11 10 (6.45%) Technical Architecture
12 9 (5.81%) CRM
12 9 (5.81%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 49 (31.61%) C#
2 35 (22.58%) JavaScript
3 28 (18.06%) SQL
4 13 (8.39%) PowerShell
5 8 (5.16%) Ruby
6 6 (3.87%) Scala
7 5 (3.23%) Java
8 4 (2.58%) Python
9 3 (1.94%) Perl
9 3 (1.94%) PHP
9 3 (1.94%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.29%) Apple Swift
10 2 (1.29%) C
10 2 (1.29%) C++
10 2 (1.29%) Delphi
10 2 (1.29%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.29%) VB
11 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 20 (12.90%) Security Cleared
2 15 (9.68%) CISSP
2 15 (9.68%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.23%) CCNA
3 5 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.29%) CCA
4 2 (1.29%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (1.29%) Degree
4 2 (1.29%) MCSA
4 2 (1.29%) MCSE
4 2 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.65%) CCDP
5 1 (0.65%) CCNP
5 1 (0.65%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (0.65%) JNCIA
5 1 (0.65%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 10 (6.45%) PCI DSS
2 5 (3.23%) QA
3 1 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 31 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 14 (9.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.87%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (2.58%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.94%) Docker
5 3 (1.94%) XenApp
5 3 (1.94%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.29%) vCloud
7 1 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.65%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.65%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 13 (8.39%) Ansible
1 13 (8.39%) Puppet
2 12 (7.74%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (7.10%) SCCM
4 10 (6.45%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 7 (4.52%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (1.29%) Oozie
6 2 (1.29%) SCOM
7 1 (0.65%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.65%) AppDNA
7 1 (0.65%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.65%) logstash
7 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.65%) Nagios
7 1 (0.65%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.65%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 69 (44.52%) Microsoft
2 18 (11.61%) VMware
3 17 (10.97%) Cisco
4 13 (8.39%) Sitecore
5 10 (6.45%) ArcSight
5 10 (6.45%) Cyber-Ark
5 10 (6.45%) Forcepoint
6 9 (5.81%) Citrix
7 8 (5.16%) Google
8 5 (3.23%) Palo Alto
9 3 (1.94%) SAP
10 2 (1.29%) Dell
10 2 (1.29%) Lotus
10 2 (1.29%) Novell
11 1 (0.65%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.65%) HP
11 1 (0.65%) IBM
11 1 (0.65%) Juniper
11 1 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.65%) Veeam
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