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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
England / South West
Rank 72 110 115
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 66 35 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.46% 1.19% 1.06%
As % of the Cloud Services category 27.39% 21.47% 25.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 28 26
Median daily rate £380 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £483 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.88 £35.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-57.50% +34.61%

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
241 163 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 8.98% 5.52% 4.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 121 99
Median daily rate £400 £375 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £234 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £500 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 7
Median hourly rate £50.00 £18.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+170.27% +54.16%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-15.36% -2.52%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017. 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 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 +15 29 £463 +23.33% 18
Wiltshire +8 11 £338 -19.88% 4
Devon +4 9 £370 +94.73% 5
Somerset +7 7 £350 -8.49% 5
Gloucestershire +2 2 - -
Cornwall - 2 £300 -
Dorset -1 1 £475 +26.66% 7
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 58 (43.94%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (37.88%) .NET
3 49 (37.12%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (33.33%) C#
4 44 (33.33%) Windows
5 39 (29.55%) SQL Server
6 37 (28.03%) Microsoft
7 36 (27.27%) ASP.NET
8 35 (26.52%) JavaScript
9 33 (25.00%) Linux
9 33 (25.00%) MVC
10 29 (21.97%) HTML
11 28 (21.21%) SQL
11 28 (21.21%) AngularJS
12 27 (20.45%) CSS
13 26 (19.70%) DevOps
14 25 (18.94%) ASP.NET Web API
15 21 (15.91%) ASP.NET MVC
15 21 (15.91%) Windows Server
15 21 (15.91%) TDD
16 19 (14.39%) Active Directory
17 18 (13.64%) Scrum
17 18 (13.64%) Office 365
18 17 (12.88%) High Availability
18 17 (12.88%) E-Commerce
19 16 (12.12%) Oracle
19 16 (12.12%) Git (software)
20 15 (11.36%) Security Cleared
21 14 (10.61%) Red Hat
21 14 (10.61%) Finance

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 13 (9.85%) Elasticsearch
1 13 (9.85%) SharePoint
2 7 (5.30%) Confluence
3 5 (3.79%) IIS
4 4 (3.03%) Apache Spark
4 4 (3.03%) WebLogic
5 3 (2.27%) MS Exchange
5 3 (2.27%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.52%) SAS
6 2 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.76%) Apache
7 1 (0.76%) CMS
7 1 (0.76%) GeoServer
7 1 (0.76%) K2 blackpearl
7 1 (0.76%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.76%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.55%) MS Office
3 1 (0.76%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (3.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.27%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 58 (43.94%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (13.64%) Office 365
3 8 (6.06%) IaaS
4 5 (3.79%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (3.79%) PaaS
5 4 (3.03%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (3.03%) SaaS
6 3 (2.27%) GitHub
7 2 (1.52%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.76%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.76%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.82%) LAN
1 9 (6.82%) WAN
2 8 (6.06%) Firewall
3 6 (4.55%) DNS
4 5 (3.79%) Internet
5 4 (3.03%) DHCP
6 3 (2.27%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.27%) VPN
7 2 (1.52%) WebEx
8 1 (0.76%) AMQP
8 1 (0.76%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.76%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.76%) FWSM
8 1 (0.76%) HTTP
8 1 (0.76%) SSL
8 1 (0.76%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.76%) VLAN
8 1 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (29.55%) SQL Server
2 12 (9.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 12 (9.09%) Big Data
2 12 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (8.33%) MongoDB
3 11 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (7.58%) MySQL
5 9 (6.82%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (6.06%) NoSQL
7 7 (5.30%) Hadoop
8 5 (3.79%) Azure SQL Database
8 5 (3.79%) Oracle Database
9 4 (3.03%) Apache Hive
9 4 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (3.03%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 4 (3.03%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (3.03%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (2.27%) Relational Database
11 2 (1.52%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 16 (12.12%) Git (software)
2 11 (8.33%) Octopus Deploy
2 11 (8.33%) TeamCity
2 11 (8.33%) Visual Studio
3 8 (6.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 7 (5.30%) Jenkins
4 7 (5.30%) JIRA
4 7 (5.30%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (3.03%) Oracle APEX
5 4 (3.03%) Subversion
6 2 (1.52%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.76%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.76%) Grunt
7 1 (0.76%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.76%) Protractor
7 1 (0.76%) Rational DOORS
General
1 14 (10.61%) Finance
2 4 (3.03%) Marketing
3 1 (0.76%) Advertising
3 1 (0.76%) Aerospace
3 1 (0.76%) Banking
3 1 (0.76%) Electronics
3 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 62 (46.97%) Developer
2 30 (22.73%) .NET Developer
3 21 (15.91%) Senior Developer
4 16 (12.12%) Consultant
5 14 (10.61%) C# Developer
5 14 (10.61%) DevOps Engineer
6 12 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
6 12 (9.09%) Azure Developer
6 12 (9.09%) Senior .NET Developer
7 10 (7.58%) AWS Developer
7 10 (7.58%) C# .NET Developer
7 10 (7.58%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 10 (7.58%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
7 10 (7.58%) Senior C# .NET Developer
7 10 (7.58%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
7 10 (7.58%) Senior C# Developer
8 9 (6.82%) Azure Consultant
9 8 (6.06%) Java Engineer
9 8 (6.06%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 8 (6.06%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (37.88%) .NET
2 36 (27.27%) ASP.NET
3 29 (21.97%) HTML
4 28 (21.21%) AngularJS
5 27 (20.45%) CSS
6 25 (18.94%) ASP.NET Web API
7 21 (15.91%) ASP.NET MVC
8 11 (8.33%) WCF
8 11 (8.33%) Web Services
9 10 (7.58%) jQuery
10 9 (6.82%) .NET Framework
11 8 (6.06%) React
12 7 (5.30%) Elastic Stack
12 7 (5.30%) Entity Framework
12 7 (5.30%) Node.js
12 7 (5.30%) WebCenter
13 6 (4.55%) HTML5
14 5 (3.79%) Middleware
14 5 (3.79%) RESTful
15 4 (3.03%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 10 (7.58%) Mobile App
3 6 (4.55%) User Experience
4 5 (3.79%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.79%) Internet of Things
5 3 (2.27%) Blog
5 3 (2.27%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.52%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.52%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.52%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 1 (0.76%) CAN bus
7 1 (0.76%) Clustering
7 1 (0.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.76%) Fintech
7 1 (0.76%) PMI
7 1 (0.76%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 44 (33.33%) Windows
2 33 (25.00%) Linux
3 21 (15.91%) Windows Server
4 10 (7.58%) Windows 10
5 7 (5.30%) Amazon Linux
5 7 (5.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (4.55%) Apple iOS
6 6 (4.55%) Windows 7
7 5 (3.79%) Android
7 5 (3.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (3.03%) Oracle Linux
8 4 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (2.27%) CentOS
9 3 (2.27%) Debian
10 2 (1.52%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.76%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.76%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (37.12%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (25.00%) MVC
3 26 (19.70%) DevOps
4 21 (15.91%) TDD
5 18 (13.64%) Scrum
6 17 (12.88%) E-Commerce
6 17 (12.88%) High Availability
7 12 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (7.58%) CRM
8 10 (7.58%) Microservices
8 10 (7.58%) Responsive Web Design
8 10 (7.58%) Web Design
9 9 (6.82%) Migration
9 9 (6.82%) Software Engineering
10 8 (6.06%) Unit Testing
11 7 (5.30%) Continuous Delivery
11 7 (5.30%) Database Tuning
11 7 (5.30%) Performance Testing
11 7 (5.30%) Web Development
11 7 (5.30%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 44 (33.33%) C#
2 35 (26.52%) JavaScript
3 28 (21.21%) SQL
4 11 (8.33%) Python
5 10 (7.58%) Java
5 10 (7.58%) PowerShell
6 7 (5.30%) Ruby
7 4 (3.03%) Bash Shell
7 4 (3.03%) Perl
7 4 (3.03%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.27%) Scala
9 2 (1.52%) C
9 2 (1.52%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.52%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.76%) C++
10 1 (0.76%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.76%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.76%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.76%) Tcl
10 1 (0.76%) XAML
Qualifications
1 15 (11.36%) Security Cleared
2 13 (9.85%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.27%) CCNP
3 3 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.52%) CISMP
4 2 (1.52%) CISSP
4 2 (1.52%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.52%) GSEC
4 2 (1.52%) MCSE
4 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.76%) CCNA
5 1 (0.76%) MCITP
5 1 (0.76%) MCP
5 1 (0.76%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.76%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.79%) ISO 14001
1 5 (3.79%) ISO 9001
2 4 (3.03%) QA
3 2 (1.52%) COBIT
3 2 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.52%) ISO27002
4 1 (0.76%) PMBOK
System Software
1 19 (14.39%) Active Directory
2 14 (10.61%) Docker
3 8 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.27%) ISA Server
4 3 (2.27%) vSphere
5 2 (1.52%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (6.82%) Ansible
2 8 (6.06%) SCCM
3 7 (5.30%) Icinga
3 7 (5.30%) Kibana
3 7 (5.30%) logstash
4 4 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.27%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (2.27%) Puppet
6 2 (1.52%) Oozie
7 1 (0.76%) Salt
7 1 (0.76%) SCOM
7 1 (0.76%) SELinux
7 1 (0.76%) vRealize
7 1 (0.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 37 (28.03%) Microsoft
2 16 (12.12%) Oracle
3 14 (10.61%) Red Hat
4 12 (9.09%) VMware
5 10 (7.58%) Xamarin
6 7 (5.30%) Atlassian
7 6 (4.55%) Cisco
8 3 (2.27%) F5
8 3 (2.27%) Splunk
8 3 (2.27%) Sybase
9 2 (1.52%) Cloudera
9 2 (1.52%) SAP
9 2 (1.52%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.76%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.76%) Citrix
10 1 (0.76%) Google
10 1 (0.76%) HP
10 1 (0.76%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.76%) Juniper
10 1 (0.76%) Tableau
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