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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 110 110 114
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 34 14 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.07% 0.50% 0.48%
As % of the Cloud Services category 32.38% 20.90% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 6 10
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£375 £500 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £408 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £625 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 - -
Microsoft Azure
England

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
105 67 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.30% 2.38% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 39 30
Average daily rate £388 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £275 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Average hourly rate £12.00 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £14.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+60.71% -25.33%

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 February 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 February 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 - 22 £375 - 3
Bristol -15 5 £400 -20.00% 2
Gloucestershire -11 4 £475 - 1
Dorset - 3 £400 - 8
Somerset - - - - 1
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England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 33 (64.71%) .NET
2 32 (62.75%) C#
3 28 (54.90%) Microsoft
4 23 (45.10%) ASP.NET
5 16 (31.37%) JavaScript
6 15 (29.41%) SQL
7 14 (27.45%) E-Commerce
7 14 (27.45%) MVC
7 14 (27.45%) Retail
8 13 (25.49%) CSS
8 13 (25.49%) HTML
9 12 (23.53%) SQL Server
9 12 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (23.53%) .NET Framework
9 12 (23.53%) jQuery
9 12 (23.53%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 10 (19.61%) WCF
11 9 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (17.65%) TDD
11 9 (17.65%) Migration
11 9 (17.65%) Oracle
11 9 (17.65%) Active Directory
12 8 (15.69%) Java
12 8 (15.69%) Security Cleared
12 8 (15.69%) DevOps
13 7 (13.73%) VMware Infrastructure
13 7 (13.73%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (13.73%) Hyper-V
13 7 (13.73%) VMware
13 7 (13.73%) Ajax

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 6 (11.76%) OpenStack
2 5 (9.80%) Eucalyptus
3 3 (5.88%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.96%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (7.84%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.88%) MS Visio
2 3 (5.88%) OmniGraffle
2 3 (5.88%) Photoshop
3 2 (3.92%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.76%) Office 365
2 1 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.96%) SaaS
2 1 (1.96%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.80%) WAN
1 5 (9.80%) Ethernet
1 5 (9.80%) DNS
1 5 (9.80%) LAN
2 2 (3.92%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (1.96%) PBX
3 1 (1.96%) VoIP
3 1 (1.96%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.96%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (7.84%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.88%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.88%) Axure RP
2 3 (5.88%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.92%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.96%) Ant
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.96%) Maven
4 1 (1.96%) MSBuild
General
1 14 (27.45%) Retail
2 4 (7.84%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (37.25%) Developer
2 16 (31.37%) .NET Developer
3 14 (27.45%) Architect
4 8 (15.69%) ASP.NET Developer
5 6 (11.76%) Web Developer
5 6 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (11.76%) C# Developer
5 6 (11.76%) .NET Web Developer
6 5 (9.80%) Technical Architect
6 5 (9.80%) Consultant
6 5 (9.80%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (7.84%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (5.88%) Project Manager
8 3 (5.88%) DevOps Consultant
9 2 (3.92%) Lead Architect
9 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
9 2 (3.92%) User Experience Architect
9 2 (3.92%) Active Directory Consultant
9 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (64.71%) .NET
2 23 (45.10%) ASP.NET
3 13 (25.49%) CSS
3 13 (25.49%) HTML
4 12 (23.53%) .NET Framework
4 12 (23.53%) jQuery
4 12 (23.53%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 10 (19.61%) WCF
6 9 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (13.73%) Ajax
7 7 (13.73%) SOAP
8 6 (11.76%) MSMQ
8 6 (11.76%) LINQ to SQL
8 6 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 6 (11.76%) LINQ
9 5 (9.80%) Java EE
10 4 (7.84%) HTML5
11 3 (5.88%) Web Services
12 1 (1.96%) Flash
12 1 (1.96%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) Replication
2 3 (5.88%) User Experience
3 1 (1.96%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.96%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.73%) Windows
2 6 (11.76%) Linux
3 5 (9.80%) UNIX
4 2 (3.92%) Windows Phone
4 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.92%) Android
4 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.96%) Windows Phone 7
5 1 (1.96%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.96%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.96%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (27.45%) E-Commerce
1 14 (27.45%) MVC
2 12 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (17.65%) TDD
3 9 (17.65%) Migration
4 8 (15.69%) DevOps
5 7 (13.73%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (13.73%) OOD
5 7 (13.73%) OO
6 6 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (11.76%) SOA
6 6 (11.76%) Waterfall
6 6 (11.76%) BDD
7 5 (9.80%) Data Migration
7 5 (9.80%) Scrum
7 5 (9.80%) Service Management
7 5 (9.80%) Load Balancing
8 3 (5.88%) Use Case
9 2 (3.92%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (3.92%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 32 (62.75%) C#
2 16 (31.37%) JavaScript
3 15 (29.41%) SQL
4 8 (15.69%) Java
5 4 (7.84%) C++
6 1 (1.96%) C
6 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (15.69%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.84%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.96%) MCSE
3 1 (1.96%) MCSA
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 9 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 7 (13.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (13.73%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.96%) vSphere
3 1 (1.96%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (7.84%) Puppet
1 4 (7.84%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 28 (54.90%) Microsoft
2 9 (17.65%) Oracle
3 7 (13.73%) Cisco
3 7 (13.73%) VMware
4 5 (9.80%) NetApp
5 2 (3.92%) WatchGuard
5 2 (3.92%) SonicWALL
5 2 (3.92%) Sophos
6 1 (1.96%) Veeam
6 1 (1.96%) Acronis
6 1 (1.96%) Rackspace
6 1 (1.96%) Symantec
6 1 (1.96%) Google
6 1 (1.96%) Adobe
6 1 (1.96%) Citrix
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