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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 118 105 143
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +38
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 26 18 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.79% 0.77% 0.11%
As % of the Cloud Services category 25.24% 36.73% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 10 0
Average daily rate £378 £463 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.37% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 - £15.00
Cloud Services Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
103 49 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.11% 2.11% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 34 14
Average daily rate £425 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £301 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £498 £999
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £15.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -38.00%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bristol - 5 £475 - 3
Gloucestershire 0 4 £350 -22.22%
Dorset - 2 £401 - 2
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 18 (51.43%) Microsoft
2 13 (37.14%) ISEB
2 13 (37.14%) Security Cleared
3 12 (34.29%) SC Cleared
4 10 (28.57%) Apple iOS
5 9 (25.71%) GIS
5 9 (25.71%) HTML
5 9 (25.71%) JavaScript
5 9 (25.71%) SAP
5 9 (25.71%) ITIL
6 8 (22.86%) PRINCE2
6 8 (22.86%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (22.86%) NHS
6 8 (22.86%) SaaS
6 8 (22.86%) HTML5
6 8 (22.86%) iPad
6 8 (22.86%) Mobile App
7 7 (20.00%) Test Strategy
7 7 (20.00%) Windows
7 7 (20.00%) Web Services
7 7 (20.00%) Service Delivery
7 7 (20.00%) Finance
7 7 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (20.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 6 (17.14%) Test Management
8 6 (17.14%) Operations Management
8 6 (17.14%) CMDB
8 6 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (17.14%) Asset Management
8 6 (17.14%) UML

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (11.43%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.57%) OpenStack
3 2 (5.71%) Lync
4 1 (2.86%) IIS
4 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (22.86%) SaaS
2 3 (8.57%) Office 365
2 3 (8.57%) Jelastic
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) Firewall
1 2 (5.71%) Network Security
1 2 (5.71%) LAN
1 2 (5.71%) WAN
2 1 (2.86%) DHCP
2 1 (2.86%) FTP
2 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.86%) DNS
2 1 (2.86%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.57%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.71%) Big Data
4 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.86%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (20.00%) Finance
2 6 (17.14%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (8.57%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.86%) Marketing
4 1 (2.86%) Electronics
4 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (22.86%) Analyst
2 7 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 6 (17.14%) Test Manager
4 4 (11.43%) Team Leader
4 4 (11.43%) Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Project Manager
5 3 (8.57%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Test Team Leader
5 3 (8.57%) Developer
6 2 (5.71%) QA Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Network Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) .NET Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) QA Test Manager
7 1 (2.86%) Business Process Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Development Manager
7 1 (2.86%) Senior Manager
7 1 (2.86%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (25.71%) HTML
2 8 (22.86%) HTML5
3 7 (20.00%) Web Services
4 4 (11.43%) .NET
5 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.86%) REST
6 1 (2.86%) CSS
6 1 (2.86%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.71%) GIS
2 8 (22.86%) NHS
2 8 (22.86%) iPad
2 8 (22.86%) Mobile App
3 6 (17.14%) CMDB
4 2 (5.71%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.86%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.86%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.86%) DTV
5 1 (2.86%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.86%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.86%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 10 (28.57%) Apple iOS
2 7 (20.00%) Windows
3 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.71%) Android
6 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.71%) ITIL
2 8 (22.86%) PRINCE2
3 7 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 7 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 7 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (17.14%) Test Management
4 6 (17.14%) Operations Management
4 6 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (17.14%) Asset Management
4 6 (17.14%) UML
4 6 (17.14%) Project Management
4 6 (17.14%) Portfolio Management
4 6 (17.14%) Capacity Management
5 5 (14.29%) Waterfall
5 5 (14.29%) Scrum
6 4 (11.43%) Test Scripting
6 4 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (8.57%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (8.57%) PRINCE
7 3 (8.57%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.71%) JavaScript
2 4 (11.43%) C#
3 3 (8.57%) PowerShell
4 2 (5.71%) C
5 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (37.14%) ISEB
1 13 (37.14%) Security Cleared
2 12 (34.29%) SC Cleared
3 8 (22.86%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (17.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (8.57%) ISTQB
6 2 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (5.71%) CCNA
7 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (20.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 4 (11.43%) Active Directory
3 3 (8.57%) XenApp
3 3 (8.57%) vSphere
3 3 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.71%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.86%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (51.43%) Microsoft
2 9 (25.71%) SAP
3 6 (17.14%) SolarWinds
4 3 (8.57%) Citrix
4 3 (8.57%) VMware
5 2 (5.71%) EMC
5 2 (5.71%) Cisco
5 2 (5.71%) Avaya
6 1 (2.86%) Oracle
6 1 (2.86%) AppSense
Taunton, Somerset
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £405 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
PruHealth
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
Sanderson
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago