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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 121 113 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 23 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.68% 0.13% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 18.40% 9.09% -
Number of daily rates quoted 15 1 0
Average daily rate
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£340 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.42% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £308 £375
% change year-on-year
+31.70% -18.00%
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 33 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.72% 1.46% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 18 8
Average daily rate £400 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £145 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £644 £575 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £343 £400
% change year-on-year
+16.78% -14.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 5
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -56.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-9.21% -36.66%

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 2 October 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 2 October 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 -15 8 £325 -31.57% 11
Wiltshire -5 6 £400 - 2
Dorset - 3 £315 - 3
Gloucestershire - 2 £510 -
Somerset - 2 £340 - 1
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 October 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%) .NET
2 34 (52.31%) Microsoft
3 27 (41.54%) Web Services
4 26 (40.00%) JavaScript
5 25 (38.46%) ASP.NET
6 24 (36.92%) C#
7 19 (29.23%) HTML
7 19 (29.23%) CSS
7 19 (29.23%) Security Cleared
8 17 (26.15%) SC Cleared
9 16 (24.62%) MVC
10 14 (21.54%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (20.00%) SAP
11 13 (20.00%) GIS
11 13 (20.00%) Service Delivery
11 13 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
11 13 (20.00%) Test Planning
12 12 (18.46%) SolarWinds
12 12 (18.46%) Capacity Management
12 12 (18.46%) Portfolio Management
12 12 (18.46%) SQL
12 12 (18.46%) Asset Management
12 12 (18.46%) Operations Management
12 12 (18.46%) CMDB
13 11 (16.92%) SQL Server
13 11 (16.92%) UML
14 10 (15.38%) Test Strategy
14 10 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
15 9 (13.85%) Project Management
15 9 (13.85%) PRINCE2 Certification

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

For the 6 months to 2 October 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%) Lync
3 3 (4.62%) MS Exchange
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%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.62%) Office 365
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 11 (16.92%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.23%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (4.62%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.08%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.54%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.54%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.54%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 5 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (4.62%) SpecFlow
2 3 (4.62%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.62%) NUnit
General
1 6 (9.23%) Finance
2 3 (4.62%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.54%) Marketing
3 1 (1.54%) Electronics
3 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (43.08%) Developer
2 15 (23.08%) .NET Developer
3 11 (16.92%) Analyst
3 11 (16.92%) Business Analyst
3 11 (16.92%) Architect
4 9 (13.85%) Web Developer
5 7 (10.77%) ASP.NET Developer
6 6 (9.23%) SharePoint Developer
7 5 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (7.69%) Project Manager
7 5 (7.69%) .NET Web Developer
8 4 (6.15%) Enterprise Architect
8 4 (6.15%) .NET Programmer
8 4 (6.15%) Programmer
9 3 (4.62%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
9 3 (4.62%) Technical Architect
9 3 (4.62%) Test Team Leader
9 3 (4.62%) Team Leader
9 3 (4.62%) C# Developer
10 2 (3.08%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (53.85%) .NET
2 27 (41.54%) Web Services
3 25 (38.46%) ASP.NET
4 19 (29.23%) HTML
4 19 (29.23%) CSS
5 13 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (12.31%) WCF
6 8 (12.31%) jQuery
6 8 (12.31%) HTML5
7 7 (10.77%) REST
8 6 (9.23%) Ajax
8 6 (9.23%) CSS3
8 6 (9.23%) CAML
9 5 (7.69%) AngularJS
9 5 (7.69%) Middleware
10 4 (6.15%) Java EE
10 4 (6.15%) KnockoutJS
10 4 (6.15%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 4 (6.15%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3 (4.62%) Google Maps API
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.00%) GIS
2 12 (18.46%) CMDB
3 5 (7.69%) Mobile App
4 4 (6.15%) Client/Server
4 4 (6.15%) Open Source
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%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (4.62%) Linux
3 1 (1.54%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (24.62%) MVC
2 14 (21.54%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 13 (20.00%) Test Planning
4 12 (18.46%) Capacity Management
4 12 (18.46%) Portfolio Management
4 12 (18.46%) Asset Management
4 12 (18.46%) Operations Management
5 11 (16.92%) UML
6 10 (15.38%) Test Strategy
6 10 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (13.85%) Project Management
7 9 (13.85%) PRINCE2
8 8 (12.31%) OO
9 7 (10.77%) ITIL
9 7 (10.77%) Scrum
10 6 (9.23%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (9.23%) SOA
11 5 (7.69%) Waterfall
11 5 (7.69%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 26 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 24 (36.92%) C#
3 12 (18.46%) SQL
4 5 (7.69%) VB.NET
4 5 (7.69%) Java
5 4 (6.15%) C
6 1 (1.54%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.54%) C++
Qualifications
1 19 (29.23%) Security Cleared
2 17 (26.15%) SC Cleared
3 9 (13.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 6 (9.23%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (9.23%) ISEB
5 3 (4.62%) DV Cleared
5 3 (4.62%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.54%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 9 (13.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 4 (6.15%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.15%) Hyper-V
2 4 (6.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.62%) XenApp
3 3 (4.62%) vSphere
Vendors
1 34 (52.31%) Microsoft
2 13 (20.00%) SAP
3 12 (18.46%) SolarWinds
4 4 (6.15%) VMware
4 4 (6.15%) EPiServer
5 3 (4.62%) Avaya
5 3 (4.62%) EMC
5 3 (4.62%) Citrix
5 3 (4.62%) Google
6 2 (3.08%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (3.08%) Oracle
6 2 (3.08%) Rackspace
7 1 (1.54%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.54%) Akamai
7 1 (1.54%) NetApp
7 1 (1.54%) Cisco
7 1 (1.54%) Alterian