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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
England / South West
Rank 60 104 115
Rank change year-on-year
+44 +11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 69 42 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.69% 1.41% 0.88%
As % of the Cloud Services category 29.61% 26.42% 26.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 35 21
Median daily rate £400 £340 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £268 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £41.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £35.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-57.14% +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
233 159 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.08% 5.34% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 126 74
Median daily rate £415 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £278 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £480 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 4
Median hourly rate £16.50 £18.50 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.81% +76.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £18.50 £10.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.15 £18.50 £10.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-38.18% +22.22%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 +21 33 £488 +43.38% 18
Wiltshire +15 15 £363 -13.94% 3
Devon +13 9 £350 +33.33% 6
Gloucestershire +6 7 £425 +6.25% 2
Somerset +11 3 £400 +4.57% 2
Dorset -1 1 £475 +26.66% 4
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 70 (45.75%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (45.10%) .NET
3 65 (42.48%) Amazon AWS
4 63 (41.18%) C#
5 57 (37.25%) Windows
6 54 (35.29%) Microsoft
7 45 (29.41%) JavaScript
8 44 (28.76%) SQL Server
8 44 (28.76%) AngularJS
9 43 (28.10%) ASP.NET Web API
9 43 (28.10%) TDD
10 39 (25.49%) DevOps
11 38 (24.84%) ASP.NET
12 37 (24.18%) Scrum
13 36 (23.53%) MVC
14 34 (22.22%) HTML
15 32 (20.92%) CSS
16 31 (20.26%) Linux
17 29 (18.95%) Octopus Deploy
18 28 (18.30%) ASP.NET MVC
19 27 (17.65%) E-Commerce
20 26 (16.99%) SQL
20 26 (16.99%) Windows Server
21 25 (16.34%) Microservices
22 23 (15.03%) High Availability
23 22 (14.38%) Security Cleared
24 20 (13.07%) TeamCity
24 20 (13.07%) SharePoint
25 19 (12.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
26 18 (11.76%) Git (software)

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 20 (13.07%) SharePoint
2 16 (10.46%) Elasticsearch
3 14 (9.15%) IIS
4 10 (6.54%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (5.23%) NServiceBus
6 7 (4.58%) Confluence
6 7 (4.58%) K2 blackpearl
7 5 (3.27%) Apache Spark
8 3 (1.96%) MS Exchange
8 3 (1.96%) OpenStack
9 2 (1.31%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.31%) SAS
9 2 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.65%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.65%) CMS
Applications
1 12 (7.84%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.61%) MS Office
3 1 (0.65%) HipChat
3 1 (0.65%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (7.19%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (3.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 65 (42.48%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (8.50%) Office 365
3 12 (7.84%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (5.88%) GitHub
4 9 (5.88%) IaaS
5 8 (5.23%) Amazon S3
6 6 (3.92%) PaaS
7 4 (2.61%) SaaS
7 4 (2.61%) TestFlight
8 3 (1.96%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.23%) LAN
1 8 (5.23%) WAN
2 6 (3.92%) DNS
2 6 (3.92%) Firewall
3 5 (3.27%) Internet
4 4 (2.61%) DHCP
5 3 (1.96%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.96%) VPN
6 1 (0.65%) AMQP
6 1 (0.65%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.65%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.65%) FWSM
6 1 (0.65%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.65%) VLAN
6 1 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (28.76%) SQL Server
2 19 (12.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 15 (9.80%) Hadoop
3 15 (9.80%) NoSQL
4 13 (8.50%) Big Data
4 13 (8.50%) MySQL
4 13 (8.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (7.19%) MongoDB
6 9 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (5.23%) Azure SQL Database
8 7 (4.58%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (3.27%) Apache Hive
10 4 (2.61%) CouchDB
10 4 (2.61%) SQLite
11 3 (1.96%) Relational Database
12 2 (1.31%) QGIS
13 1 (0.65%) Apache Accumulo
13 1 (0.65%) HBase
13 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.65%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 29 (18.95%) Octopus Deploy
2 20 (13.07%) TeamCity
3 18 (11.76%) Git (software)
4 11 (7.19%) Visual Studio
5 8 (5.23%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (4.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 7 (4.58%) JIRA
6 7 (4.58%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (2.61%) Subversion
8 2 (1.31%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.65%) Axure RP
9 1 (0.65%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.65%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.65%) NCrunch
9 1 (0.65%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.65%) Selenium
9 1 (0.65%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.65%) Vagrant
General
1 8 (5.23%) Finance
2 3 (1.96%) Marketing
3 2 (1.31%) Advertising
4 1 (0.65%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.65%) Back Office
4 1 (0.65%) Banking
4 1 (0.65%) Legal
Job Titles
1 75 (49.02%) Developer
2 35 (22.88%) .NET Developer
3 24 (15.69%) Senior Developer
4 20 (13.07%) Consultant
5 17 (11.11%) C# Developer
6 15 (9.80%) Azure Consultant
7 13 (8.50%) Azure Developer
7 13 (8.50%) C# .NET Developer
8 12 (7.84%) ASP.NET Developer
8 12 (7.84%) DevOps Engineer
8 12 (7.84%) Senior .NET Developer
9 11 (7.19%) AWS Developer
10 10 (6.54%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 10 (6.54%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
10 10 (6.54%) Senior C# .NET Developer
10 10 (6.54%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
10 10 (6.54%) Senior C# Developer
10 10 (6.54%) Sitecore Developer
11 8 (5.23%) Architect
12 7 (4.58%) Big Data Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (45.10%) .NET
2 44 (28.76%) AngularJS
3 43 (28.10%) ASP.NET Web API
4 38 (24.84%) ASP.NET
5 34 (22.22%) HTML
6 32 (20.92%) CSS
7 28 (18.30%) ASP.NET MVC
8 15 (9.80%) jQuery
9 14 (9.15%) .NET Framework
9 14 (9.15%) Node.js
10 11 (7.19%) RabbitMQ
11 9 (5.88%) Ember.js
12 8 (5.23%) React
12 8 (5.23%) Web Services
13 7 (4.58%) WCF
13 7 (4.58%) WF
14 6 (3.92%) ELK Stack
14 6 (3.92%) Entity Framework
14 6 (3.92%) WebCenter
15 5 (3.27%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.50%) Mobile App
2 12 (7.84%) Data Centre
3 11 (7.19%) User Experience
4 10 (6.54%) Public Cloud
5 9 (5.88%) Blog
6 5 (3.27%) Internet of Things
7 4 (2.61%) Client/Server
7 4 (2.61%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.31%) VCE vBlock
9 1 (0.65%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.65%) CAN bus
9 1 (0.65%) Clustering
9 1 (0.65%) CMDB
9 1 (0.65%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.65%) Fintech
9 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.65%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.65%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 57 (37.25%) Windows
2 31 (20.26%) Linux
3 26 (16.99%) Windows Server
4 10 (6.54%) Windows 10
5 9 (5.88%) Apple iOS
6 7 (4.58%) Windows 7
7 6 (3.92%) Amazon Linux
8 5 (3.27%) Android
8 5 (3.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (2.61%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (1.96%) CentOS
10 3 (1.96%) Debian
10 3 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.31%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.65%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.65%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (45.75%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (28.10%) TDD
3 39 (25.49%) DevOps
4 37 (24.18%) Scrum
5 36 (23.53%) MVC
6 27 (17.65%) E-Commerce
7 25 (16.34%) Microservices
8 23 (15.03%) High Availability
9 17 (11.11%) Unit Testing
10 15 (9.80%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (9.80%) Kanban
10 15 (9.80%) Migration
11 14 (9.15%) BDD
11 14 (9.15%) Software Engineering
12 13 (8.50%) Continuous Delivery
12 13 (8.50%) Open Source
13 10 (6.54%) CQRS
14 9 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
14 9 (5.88%) iOS Development
14 9 (5.88%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 63 (41.18%) C#
2 45 (29.41%) JavaScript
3 26 (16.99%) SQL
4 14 (9.15%) PowerShell
5 10 (6.54%) Ruby
5 10 (6.54%) Scala
6 9 (5.88%) Java
7 6 (3.92%) Python
8 4 (2.61%) Apple Swift
8 4 (2.61%) Objective-C
9 3 (1.96%) Perl
10 2 (1.31%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.31%) C
10 2 (1.31%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.65%) C++
11 1 (0.65%) ES6
11 1 (0.65%) R
11 1 (0.65%) Tcl
11 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.65%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 22 (14.38%) Security Cleared
2 15 (9.80%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.96%) CCNP
3 3 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (1.96%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.65%) CCNA
5 1 (0.65%) MCITP
5 1 (0.65%) MCSE
5 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.46%) QA
2 5 (3.27%) ISO 14001
2 5 (3.27%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 15 (9.80%) Active Directory
1 15 (9.80%) Docker
2 9 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (2.61%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.96%) ISA Server
4 3 (1.96%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (6.54%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (5.88%) Ansible
2 9 (5.88%) SCCM
3 6 (3.92%) Icinga
3 6 (3.92%) Kibana
3 6 (3.92%) logstash
4 3 (1.96%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (1.96%) Oozie
5 2 (1.31%) Puppet
6 1 (0.65%) Salt
6 1 (0.65%) SCOM
6 1 (0.65%) SELinux
6 1 (0.65%) WSUS
Vendors
1 54 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.54%) Oracle
2 10 (6.54%) Sitecore
2 10 (6.54%) Xamarin
3 9 (5.88%) Red Hat
4 7 (4.58%) Atlassian
4 7 (4.58%) VMware
5 4 (2.61%) Cisco
6 3 (1.96%) F5
6 3 (1.96%) Splunk
7 2 (1.31%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.65%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.65%) Citrix
8 1 (0.65%) HP
8 1 (0.65%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.65%) Juniper
8 1 (0.65%) SAP
8 1 (0.65%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.65%) Tableau
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