The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category for the South West region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 111 107 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 32 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.05% 0.094% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 25.20% 7.69% -
Number of daily rates quoted 28 1 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - £13.50
Cloud Services Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
127 26 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.15% 1.22% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 14 2
Average daily rate £375 £338 £199
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +69.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £528 £210
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £103.50 £45.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+130.00% +125.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £32.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-48.43% +137.03%
Microsoft Azure
England

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 29 July 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 29 July 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
Somerset - 7 £375 - 1
Wiltshire 0 6 £325 - 3
Dorset - 4 £315 - 2
Bristol -16 3 £310 -34.73% 4
Gloucestershire - 1 £510 -
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 39 (63.93%) Microsoft
2 27 (44.26%) .NET
3 22 (36.07%) JavaScript
3 22 (36.07%) ASP.NET
4 20 (32.79%) Web Services
4 20 (32.79%) Security Cleared
5 19 (31.15%) SC Cleared
6 16 (26.23%) C#
6 16 (26.23%) GIS
7 15 (24.59%) Service Delivery
7 15 (24.59%) HTML
7 15 (24.59%) SAP
7 15 (24.59%) CSS
8 14 (22.95%) Asset Management
8 14 (22.95%) Operations Management
8 14 (22.95%) CMDB
8 14 (22.95%) SolarWinds
8 14 (22.95%) Portfolio Management
8 14 (22.95%) Capacity Management
9 13 (21.31%) Windows
10 12 (19.67%) UML
10 12 (19.67%) SQL Server
10 12 (19.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 11 (18.03%) MVC
11 11 (18.03%) PRINCE2
11 11 (18.03%) Test Strategy
11 11 (18.03%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (16.39%) ITIL
12 10 (16.39%) Project Management
13 9 (14.75%) PRINCE2 Certification

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 5 (8.20%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.92%) CMS
2 3 (4.92%) Lync
2 3 (4.92%) OpenStack
3 2 (3.28%) Drupal
3 2 (3.28%) IIS
4 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (4.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.56%) Office 365
2 3 (4.92%) Jelastic
2 3 (4.92%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.64%) SaaS
3 1 (1.64%) PaaS
3 1 (1.64%) CloudFront
3 1 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.64%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.28%) LAN
1 2 (3.28%) WAN
1 2 (3.28%) Firewall
1 2 (3.28%) Network Security
2 1 (1.64%) DHCP
2 1 (1.64%) FTP
2 1 (1.64%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.64%) DNS
2 1 (1.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (19.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.20%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (4.92%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.28%) Big Data
5 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.64%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.64%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.64%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.64%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 7 (11.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (6.56%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.28%) NUnit
3 2 (3.28%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (11.48%) Finance
2 4 (6.56%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.64%) Electronics
3 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.64%) Retail
3 1 (1.64%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (32.79%) Developer
2 13 (21.31%) .NET Developer
3 12 (19.67%) Business Analyst
3 12 (19.67%) Analyst
4 9 (14.75%) Architect
5 8 (13.11%) Web Developer
6 6 (9.84%) Project Manager
6 6 (9.84%) ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (8.20%) .NET Web Developer
8 4 (6.56%) .NET Programmer
8 4 (6.56%) Team Leader
8 4 (6.56%) Programmer
9 3 (4.92%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (4.92%) Test Team Leader
9 3 (4.92%) Windows Systems Engineer
10 2 (3.28%) JavaScript Developer
10 2 (3.28%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 2 (3.28%) Front-End Developer
10 2 (3.28%) Network Engineer
10 2 (3.28%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (44.26%) .NET
2 22 (36.07%) ASP.NET
3 20 (32.79%) Web Services
4 15 (24.59%) CSS
4 15 (24.59%) HTML
5 9 (14.75%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (9.84%) HTML5
6 6 (9.84%) REST
7 5 (8.20%) jQuery
7 5 (8.20%) Ajax
7 5 (8.20%) AngularJS
8 4 (6.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 4 (6.56%) CSS3
9 3 (4.92%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 3 (4.92%) Google Maps API
9 3 (4.92%) .NET Framework
9 3 (4.92%) KnockoutJS
10 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (3.28%) WCF
10 2 (3.28%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (26.23%) GIS
2 14 (22.95%) CMDB
3 4 (6.56%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.64%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.64%) Open Source
4 1 (1.64%) Taxonomies
4 1 (1.64%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.64%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.64%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 13 (21.31%) Windows
2 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (6.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.28%) Android
4 2 (3.28%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.28%) Linux
5 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (24.59%) Service Delivery
2 14 (22.95%) Asset Management
2 14 (22.95%) Operations Management
2 14 (22.95%) Portfolio Management
2 14 (22.95%) Capacity Management
3 12 (19.67%) UML
4 11 (18.03%) PRINCE2
4 11 (18.03%) MVC
4 11 (18.03%) Test Strategy
4 11 (18.03%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (16.39%) Project Management
5 10 (16.39%) ITIL
6 9 (14.75%) Scrum
7 6 (9.84%) Waterfall
8 5 (8.20%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (8.20%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (6.56%) PRINCE
9 4 (6.56%) SOA
10 3 (4.92%) Identity Management
10 3 (4.92%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 22 (36.07%) JavaScript
2 16 (26.23%) C#
3 9 (14.75%) SQL
4 4 (6.56%) PowerShell
4 4 (6.56%) C
5 2 (3.28%) Java
Qualifications
1 20 (32.79%) Security Cleared
2 19 (31.15%) SC Cleared
3 9 (14.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 8 (13.11%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (9.84%) ISEB
6 3 (4.92%) ISTQB
7 2 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (3.28%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.28%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 12 (19.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 5 (8.20%) Active Directory
3 4 (6.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.56%) XenApp
3 4 (6.56%) vSphere
4 3 (4.92%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.64%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) WSUS
Vendors
1 39 (63.93%) Microsoft
2 15 (24.59%) SAP
3 14 (22.95%) SolarWinds
4 4 (6.56%) Citrix
4 4 (6.56%) VMware
5 3 (4.92%) Avaya
5 3 (4.92%) EMC
5 3 (4.92%) Oracle
6 2 (3.28%) Rackspace
6 2 (3.28%) Google
6 2 (3.28%) EPiServer
6 2 (3.28%) Cisco
6 2 (3.28%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.64%) AppSense
7 1 (1.64%) Alterian
7 1 (1.64%) Akamai
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Computer Futures
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Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Salisbury
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 25 days ago