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 22 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 107 109 132
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +23
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 31 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.06% 0.046% 0.033%
As % of the Cloud Services category 25.00% 3.85% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 0 1
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£375 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
124 26 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.23% 1.20% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 14 3
Average daily rate £375 £325 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +54.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £264
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+29.16% -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 £16.00 £34.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-52.94% +151.85%
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 22 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 22 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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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 -
Wiltshire -4 5 £325 - 8
Dorset - 4 £400 - 3
Bristol - 3 £310 - 2
Gloucestershire - 1 £510 - 1
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 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 38 (64.41%) Microsoft
2 25 (42.37%) .NET
3 21 (35.59%) JavaScript
3 21 (35.59%) ASP.NET
4 20 (33.90%) Web Services
5 19 (32.20%) Security Cleared
6 18 (30.51%) SC Cleared
7 16 (27.12%) GIS
8 15 (25.42%) Service Delivery
8 15 (25.42%) SAP
9 14 (23.73%) C#
9 14 (23.73%) HTML
9 14 (23.73%) Asset Management
9 14 (23.73%) CMDB
9 14 (23.73%) Operations Management
9 14 (23.73%) SolarWinds
9 14 (23.73%) Portfolio Management
9 14 (23.73%) Capacity Management
10 13 (22.03%) CSS
10 13 (22.03%) Windows
11 12 (20.34%) UML
11 12 (20.34%) SQL Server
11 12 (20.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 11 (18.64%) User Acceptance Testing
12 11 (18.64%) Test Strategy
12 11 (18.64%) PRINCE2
13 10 (16.95%) ITIL
13 10 (16.95%) Project Management
13 10 (16.95%) MVC
14 9 (15.25%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 (8.47%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.08%) OpenStack
2 3 (5.08%) Lync
3 2 (3.39%) CMS
3 2 (3.39%) IIS
3 2 (3.39%) Drupal
4 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (3.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.78%) Office 365
2 3 (5.08%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.08%) Jelastic
3 1 (1.69%) CloudFront
3 1 (1.69%) SaaS
3 1 (1.69%) PaaS
3 1 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.69%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.39%) Firewall
1 2 (3.39%) LAN
1 2 (3.39%) WAN
1 2 (3.39%) Network Security
2 1 (1.69%) Internet
2 1 (1.69%) DHCP
2 1 (1.69%) FTP
2 1 (1.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.69%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.34%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.47%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (5.08%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.39%) Big Data
5 1 (1.69%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.69%) RavenDB
5 1 (1.69%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.69%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (11.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (6.78%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.69%) SpecFlow
3 1 (1.69%) NUnit
General
1 7 (11.86%) Finance
2 4 (6.78%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.69%) Electronics
3 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.69%) Retail
3 1 (1.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (30.51%) Developer
2 12 (20.34%) Analyst
2 12 (20.34%) .NET Developer
2 12 (20.34%) Business Analyst
3 9 (15.25%) Architect
4 8 (13.56%) Web Developer
5 6 (10.17%) ASP.NET Developer
5 6 (10.17%) Project Manager
6 5 (8.47%) .NET Web Developer
7 4 (6.78%) .NET Programmer
7 4 (6.78%) Team Leader
7 4 (6.78%) Programmer
8 3 (5.08%) Windows Systems Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Test Team Leader
9 2 (3.39%) JavaScript Developer
9 2 (3.39%) Cisco Engineer
9 2 (3.39%) Network Engineer
9 2 (3.39%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (3.39%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (42.37%) .NET
2 21 (35.59%) ASP.NET
3 20 (33.90%) Web Services
4 14 (23.73%) HTML
5 13 (22.03%) CSS
6 8 (13.56%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (8.47%) HTML5
7 5 (8.47%) AngularJS
7 5 (8.47%) Ajax
8 4 (6.78%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 4 (6.78%) jQuery
8 4 (6.78%) REST
9 3 (5.08%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 3 (5.08%) CSS3
9 3 (5.08%) Google Maps API
9 3 (5.08%) .NET Framework
10 2 (3.39%) WCF
10 2 (3.39%) SOAP
10 2 (3.39%) Middleware
10 2 (3.39%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (27.12%) GIS
2 14 (23.73%) CMDB
3 3 (5.08%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.69%) Open Source
4 1 (1.69%) Taxonomies
4 1 (1.69%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.69%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.69%) DTV
4 1 (1.69%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.03%) Windows
2 5 (8.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.39%) Linux
4 2 (3.39%) Android
4 2 (3.39%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.42%) Service Delivery
2 14 (23.73%) Asset Management
2 14 (23.73%) Operations Management
2 14 (23.73%) Portfolio Management
2 14 (23.73%) Capacity Management
3 12 (20.34%) UML
4 11 (18.64%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (18.64%) Test Strategy
4 11 (18.64%) PRINCE2
5 10 (16.95%) ITIL
5 10 (16.95%) Project Management
5 10 (16.95%) MVC
6 9 (15.25%) Scrum
7 6 (10.17%) Waterfall
8 5 (8.47%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (6.78%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (6.78%) SOA
9 4 (6.78%) PRINCE
10 3 (5.08%) Test Management
10 3 (5.08%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 21 (35.59%) JavaScript
2 14 (23.73%) C#
3 9 (15.25%) SQL
4 4 (6.78%) C
5 3 (5.08%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.39%) Java
Qualifications
1 19 (32.20%) Security Cleared
2 18 (30.51%) SC Cleared
3 9 (15.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 8 (13.56%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (10.17%) ISEB
6 3 (5.08%) ISTQB
7 2 (3.39%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (3.39%) CCNA
8 1 (1.69%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) QA
1 1 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (20.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 5 (8.47%) Active Directory
3 4 (6.78%) XenApp
3 4 (6.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.78%) vSphere
4 3 (5.08%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.69%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 1 (1.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 38 (64.41%) Microsoft
2 15 (25.42%) SAP
3 14 (23.73%) SolarWinds
4 4 (6.78%) VMware
4 4 (6.78%) Citrix
5 3 (5.08%) Avaya
5 3 (5.08%) EMC
5 3 (5.08%) Oracle
6 2 (3.39%) Google
6 2 (3.39%) Cisco
6 2 (3.39%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (3.39%) Rackspace
7 1 (1.69%) Akamai
7 1 (1.69%) EPiServer
7 1 (1.69%) AppSense
7 1 (1.69%) Alterian
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