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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 119 106 -
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 24 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.74% 0.090% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 18.32% 7.41% -
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £363 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.68% -9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - £13.50
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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
131 27 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.06% 1.22% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 13 5
Average daily rate £375 £348 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.91% +73.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £223 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £519 £246
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £315 £350
% change year-on-year
+26.98% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Average hourly rate £103.50 £42.50 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+143.52% +9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.30 £21.30 £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £172.70 £44.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £36.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-52.41% +39.42%

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 August 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 August 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
Wiltshire -9 7 £400 - 4
Bristol -13 7 £343 -27.89% 9
Dorset - 4 £315 - 1
Gloucestershire - 2 £510 -
Somerset - 2 £340 - 2
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Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 37 (54.41%) Microsoft
2 36 (52.94%) .NET
3 29 (42.65%) Web Services
4 26 (38.24%) ASP.NET
5 25 (36.76%) JavaScript
6 24 (35.29%) C#
7 21 (30.88%) Security Cleared
8 19 (27.94%) SC Cleared
9 18 (26.47%) HTML
9 18 (26.47%) CSS
10 15 (22.06%) SAP
10 15 (22.06%) GIS
10 15 (22.06%) Service Delivery
10 15 (22.06%) MVC
11 14 (20.59%) Asset Management
11 14 (20.59%) Operations Management
11 14 (20.59%) CMDB
11 14 (20.59%) SolarWinds
11 14 (20.59%) Portfolio Management
11 14 (20.59%) Capacity Management
12 12 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
12 12 (17.65%) SQL Server
12 12 (17.65%) UML
13 11 (16.18%) PRINCE2
13 11 (16.18%) SQL
13 11 (16.18%) Test Strategy
13 11 (16.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 11 (16.18%) User Acceptance Testing
14 10 (14.71%) Windows
14 10 (14.71%) Project Management

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (8.82%) SharePoint
1 6 (8.82%) SharePoint 2010
1 6 (8.82%) SharePoint 2013
2 5 (7.35%) CMS
3 4 (5.88%) MS Exchange
4 3 (4.41%) Lync
5 2 (2.94%) Drupal
6 1 (1.47%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.47%) Umbraco
6 1 (1.47%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.47%) Kentico
6 1 (1.47%) Eucalyptus
6 1 (1.47%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.88%) SaaS
1 4 (5.88%) PaaS
1 4 (5.88%) Office 365
1 4 (5.88%) IaaS
2 3 (4.41%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.47%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.94%) LAN
1 2 (2.94%) WAN
2 1 (1.47%) Network Security
2 1 (1.47%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.47%) DNS
2 1 (1.47%) Internet
2 1 (1.47%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.82%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.94%) Big Data
4 2 (2.94%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.47%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.47%) RavenDB
5 1 (1.47%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (10.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (5.88%) Visual Studio
3 3 (4.41%) SpecFlow
3 3 (4.41%) NUnit
General
1 8 (11.76%) Finance
2 3 (4.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.47%) Marketing
3 1 (1.47%) Electronics
3 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (39.71%) Developer
2 14 (20.59%) .NET Developer
3 12 (17.65%) Analyst
3 12 (17.65%) Business Analyst
3 12 (17.65%) Architect
4 9 (13.24%) Web Developer
5 6 (8.82%) ASP.NET Developer
5 6 (8.82%) SharePoint Developer
5 6 (8.82%) Project Manager
6 5 (7.35%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (7.35%) .NET Web Developer
7 4 (5.88%) Enterprise Architect
7 4 (5.88%) Team Leader
7 4 (5.88%) .NET Programmer
7 4 (5.88%) Programmer
8 3 (4.41%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
8 3 (4.41%) Technical Architect
8 3 (4.41%) Test Team Leader
9 2 (2.94%) Consultant
9 2 (2.94%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (52.94%) .NET
2 29 (42.65%) Web Services
3 26 (38.24%) ASP.NET
4 18 (26.47%) HTML
4 18 (26.47%) CSS
5 12 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (11.76%) WCF
6 8 (11.76%) HTML5
7 7 (10.29%) REST
7 7 (10.29%) jQuery
8 6 (8.82%) Ajax
8 6 (8.82%) CAML
8 6 (8.82%) CSS3
9 5 (7.35%) AngularJS
9 5 (7.35%) Middleware
10 4 (5.88%) Java EE
10 4 (5.88%) KnockoutJS
10 4 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 4 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3 (4.41%) Google Maps API
Miscellaneous
1 15 (22.06%) GIS
2 14 (20.59%) CMDB
3 5 (7.35%) Mobile App
4 4 (5.88%) Open Source
5 3 (4.41%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.47%) DTV
7 1 (1.47%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.71%) Windows
2 4 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (4.41%) Linux
4 2 (2.94%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.94%) Android
5 1 (1.47%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (22.06%) Service Delivery
1 15 (22.06%) MVC
2 14 (20.59%) Asset Management
2 14 (20.59%) Operations Management
2 14 (20.59%) Portfolio Management
2 14 (20.59%) Capacity Management
3 12 (17.65%) UML
4 11 (16.18%) PRINCE2
4 11 (16.18%) Test Strategy
4 11 (16.18%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (14.71%) Project Management
6 9 (13.24%) ITIL
7 8 (11.76%) Scrum
7 8 (11.76%) OO
7 8 (11.76%) SOA
8 7 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (8.82%) Waterfall
10 5 (7.35%) BDD
10 5 (7.35%) TOGAF
10 5 (7.35%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (36.76%) JavaScript
2 24 (35.29%) C#
3 11 (16.18%) SQL
4 5 (7.35%) VB.NET
4 5 (7.35%) Java
5 4 (5.88%) C
6 1 (1.47%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (30.88%) Security Cleared
2 19 (27.94%) SC Cleared
3 9 (13.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 8 (11.76%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (8.82%) ISEB
6 3 (4.41%) DV Cleared
6 3 (4.41%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.47%) CCNA
7 1 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.47%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.47%) QA
System Software
1 11 (16.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 5 (7.35%) Active Directory
3 4 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.88%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.41%) vSphere
4 3 (4.41%) XenApp
Vendors
1 37 (54.41%) Microsoft
2 15 (22.06%) SAP
3 14 (20.59%) SolarWinds
4 4 (5.88%) VMware
4 4 (5.88%) EPiServer
5 3 (4.41%) Avaya
5 3 (4.41%) EMC
5 3 (4.41%) Citrix
6 2 (2.94%) Google
6 2 (2.94%) Cisco
6 2 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.94%) Oracle
6 2 (2.94%) Rackspace
7 1 (1.47%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.47%) Akamai
7 1 (1.47%) NetApp
7 1 (1.47%) Alterian
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