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 27 January 2015 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 111 118 126
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 34 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.07% 0.36% 0.12%
As % of the Cloud Services category 34.00% 17.31% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 6 3
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£375 £500 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +47.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £408 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £625 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 - -
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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
100 52 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.15% 2.09% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 31 20
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £580 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £394
% change year-on-year
- +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 1
Average hourly rate £10.50 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.50% +14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.23 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+30.62% -9.34%

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 2015. 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
Wiltshire - 16 £375 - 1
Bristol -14 7 £400 -20.00% 7
Devon - 4 £288 -
Gloucestershire - 4 - - 4
Dorset - 1 £310 - 3
Somerset - - - -
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England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 34 (64.15%) .NET
2 33 (62.26%) C#
3 25 (47.17%) Microsoft
4 24 (45.28%) ASP.NET
5 18 (33.96%) MVC
6 16 (30.19%) WCF
6 16 (30.19%) JavaScript
7 14 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (26.42%) jQuery
7 14 (26.42%) SQL
7 14 (26.42%) SQL Server
7 14 (26.42%) OO
8 13 (24.53%) CSS
8 13 (24.53%) HTML
9 12 (22.64%) ASP.NET MVC
10 11 (20.75%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 11 (20.75%) E-Commerce
10 11 (20.75%) Retail
10 11 (20.75%) .NET Framework
11 10 (18.87%) TDD
11 10 (18.87%) Web Services
12 9 (16.98%) Java
12 9 (16.98%) Migration
12 9 (16.98%) BDD
13 8 (15.09%) Java EE
13 8 (15.09%) Security Cleared
13 8 (15.09%) Oracle
13 8 (15.09%) SharePoint
13 8 (15.09%) Active Directory
14 7 (13.21%) Cisco

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 8 (15.09%) SharePoint
2 6 (11.32%) OpenStack
3 5 (9.43%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (9.43%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (9.43%) Eucalyptus
4 2 (3.77%) CMS
5 1 (1.89%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.89%) Kentico
5 1 (1.89%) Lync
5 1 (1.89%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (7.55%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.66%) OmniGraffle
2 3 (5.66%) MS Visio
2 3 (5.66%) Photoshop
3 2 (3.77%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.43%) Office 365
2 4 (7.55%) SaaS
2 4 (7.55%) PaaS
3 3 (5.66%) IaaS
4 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.43%) LAN
1 5 (9.43%) WAN
1 5 (9.43%) Ethernet
1 5 (9.43%) DNS
2 2 (3.77%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (1.89%) Firewall
3 1 (1.89%) PBX
3 1 (1.89%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (26.42%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.89%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (1.89%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (7.55%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.66%) Jenkins
2 3 (5.66%) Axure RP
2 3 (5.66%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.77%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.89%) MSBuild
4 1 (1.89%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.89%) Ant
4 1 (1.89%) NUnit
4 1 (1.89%) Maven
General
1 11 (20.75%) Retail
2 7 (13.21%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (43.40%) Developer
2 15 (28.30%) .NET Developer
3 13 (24.53%) Architect
4 6 (11.32%) ASP.NET Developer
4 6 (11.32%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (9.43%) Technical Architect
5 5 (9.43%) Web Developer
5 5 (9.43%) Consultant
5 5 (9.43%) C# Developer
5 5 (9.43%) SharePoint Developer
6 4 (7.55%) .NET Web Developer
6 4 (7.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (7.55%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (5.66%) DevOps Consultant
7 3 (5.66%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
7 3 (5.66%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.66%) Enterprise Architect
8 2 (3.77%) C# Web Developer
8 2 (3.77%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (64.15%) .NET
2 24 (45.28%) ASP.NET
3 16 (30.19%) WCF
4 14 (26.42%) jQuery
5 13 (24.53%) CSS
5 13 (24.53%) HTML
6 12 (22.64%) ASP.NET MVC
7 11 (20.75%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 11 (20.75%) .NET Framework
8 10 (18.87%) Web Services
9 8 (15.09%) Java EE
10 7 (13.21%) SOAP
11 6 (11.32%) LINQ
11 6 (11.32%) MSMQ
11 6 (11.32%) LINQ to SQL
11 6 (11.32%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 6 (11.32%) HTML5
12 5 (9.43%) CAML
12 5 (9.43%) Ajax
13 3 (5.66%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) Replication
2 4 (7.55%) Client/Server
3 3 (5.66%) User Experience
3 3 (5.66%) Open Source
4 2 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.89%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.21%) Windows
2 6 (11.32%) Linux
3 5 (9.43%) UNIX
4 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.77%) Android
4 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.77%) Windows Phone
5 1 (1.89%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.89%) Windows Phone 7
5 1 (1.89%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.89%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (33.96%) MVC
2 14 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (26.42%) OO
3 11 (20.75%) E-Commerce
4 10 (18.87%) TDD
5 9 (16.98%) Migration
5 9 (16.98%) BDD
6 6 (11.32%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (11.32%) OOD
6 6 (11.32%) SOA
6 6 (11.32%) Waterfall
6 6 (11.32%) DevOps
7 5 (9.43%) Service Management
7 5 (9.43%) Load Balancing
7 5 (9.43%) Data Migration
8 4 (7.55%) Scrum
8 4 (7.55%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (5.66%) Network Management
9 3 (5.66%) Network Architecture
9 3 (5.66%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 33 (62.26%) C#
2 16 (30.19%) JavaScript
3 14 (26.42%) SQL
4 9 (16.98%) Java
5 5 (9.43%) VB.NET
6 3 (5.66%) C++
7 1 (1.89%) C
7 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (15.09%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.55%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.89%) MCSE
3 1 (1.89%) MCSA
3 1 (1.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (15.09%) Active Directory
2 7 (13.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (13.21%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.89%) vSphere
3 1 (1.89%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (7.55%) Puppet
1 4 (7.55%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 25 (47.17%) Microsoft
2 8 (15.09%) Oracle
3 7 (13.21%) Cisco
3 7 (13.21%) VMware
4 5 (9.43%) NetApp
5 2 (3.77%) WatchGuard
5 2 (3.77%) EPiServer
5 2 (3.77%) SonicWALL
5 2 (3.77%) Sophos
6 1 (1.89%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.89%) Acronis
6 1 (1.89%) Symantec
6 1 (1.89%) Citrix
6 1 (1.89%) Adobe
6 1 (1.89%) Veeam
6 1 (1.89%) Google