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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 124 110 124
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 19 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.58% 0.045% 0.073%
As % of the Cloud Services category 19.79% 3.23% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 2
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£375 - £394
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 - £379
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 - £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+26.82% -31.66%
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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
96 31 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.92% 1.39% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 19 14
Average daily rate £450 £348 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.49% -7.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £198 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £653 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £418 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Average hourly rate £10.75 £17.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.76% -54.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.11 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.18% -42.95%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -15 4 £500 - 6
Bristol - 4 £375 - 9
Devon - 4 £288 - 3
Gloucestershire - 2 - - 5
Somerset - 1 - -
Dorset - - - - 2
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 27 (65.85%) .NET
2 22 (53.66%) C#
3 16 (39.02%) ASP.NET
4 15 (36.59%) Microsoft
5 14 (34.15%) Web Services
5 14 (34.15%) MVC
6 13 (31.71%) CSS
6 13 (31.71%) HTML
7 12 (29.27%) JavaScript
8 11 (26.83%) WCF
9 10 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (24.39%) SQL Server
10 9 (21.95%) jQuery
10 9 (21.95%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (21.95%) HTML5
11 8 (19.51%) OO
12 7 (17.07%) SQL
12 7 (17.07%) REST
13 6 (14.63%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (14.63%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (14.63%) Windows
13 6 (14.63%) SharePoint
13 6 (14.63%) SOA
13 6 (14.63%) CAML
13 6 (14.63%) Java EE
14 5 (12.20%) TOGAF
14 5 (12.20%) VMware
14 5 (12.20%) Finance
14 5 (12.20%) Scrum
14 5 (12.20%) Security Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (14.63%) SharePoint
1 6 (14.63%) SharePoint 2010
1 6 (14.63%) SharePoint 2013
2 4 (9.76%) OpenStack
2 4 (9.76%) CMS
3 3 (7.32%) Eucalyptus
4 2 (4.88%) Drupal
5 1 (2.44%) Umbraco
5 1 (2.44%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (2.44%) Kentico
5 1 (2.44%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Photoshop
1 3 (7.32%) MS Excel
1 3 (7.32%) MS Visio
1 3 (7.32%) OmniGraffle
2 2 (4.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.76%) SaaS
1 4 (9.76%) PaaS
2 3 (7.32%) IaaS
3 2 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) WAN
1 3 (7.32%) Ethernet
1 3 (7.32%) DNS
1 3 (7.32%) LAN
2 2 (4.88%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (2.44%) PBX
3 1 (2.44%) VoIP
3 1 (2.44%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (24.39%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.76%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (4.88%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Visual Studio
2 3 (7.32%) NUnit
2 3 (7.32%) Axure RP
2 3 (7.32%) SpecFlow
3 1 (2.44%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (12.20%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (46.34%) Developer
2 12 (29.27%) Architect
3 10 (24.39%) .NET Developer
4 6 (14.63%) C# Developer
4 6 (14.63%) SharePoint Developer
5 5 (12.20%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (12.20%) ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (12.20%) Web Developer
5 5 (12.20%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (9.76%) Enterprise Architect
6 4 (9.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (7.32%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
7 3 (7.32%) .NET Web Developer
7 3 (7.32%) Consultant
7 3 (7.32%) Technical Architect
8 2 (4.88%) C# Web Developer
8 2 (4.88%) User Experience Architect
8 2 (4.88%) DevOps Consultant
8 2 (4.88%) Lead Architect
9 1 (2.44%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (65.85%) .NET
2 16 (39.02%) ASP.NET
3 14 (34.15%) Web Services
4 13 (31.71%) CSS
4 13 (31.71%) HTML
5 11 (26.83%) WCF
6 9 (21.95%) jQuery
6 9 (21.95%) ASP.NET MVC
6 9 (21.95%) HTML5
7 7 (17.07%) REST
8 6 (14.63%) CAML
8 6 (14.63%) Java EE
9 5 (12.20%) CSS3
9 5 (12.20%) Middleware
10 4 (9.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 4 (9.76%) KnockoutJS
10 4 (9.76%) .NET Framework
10 4 (9.76%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3 (7.32%) LAMP
11 3 (7.32%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Mobile App
2 4 (9.76%) Client/Server
3 3 (7.32%) Replication
3 3 (7.32%) Open Source
3 3 (7.32%) User Experience
3 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.44%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.63%) Windows
2 5 (12.20%) Linux
3 3 (7.32%) UNIX
4 2 (4.88%) Windows Phone
4 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (4.88%) Android
4 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Phone 7
5 1 (2.44%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Vista
5 1 (2.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (34.15%) MVC
2 10 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (19.51%) OO
4 6 (14.63%) SOA
5 5 (12.20%) Scrum
5 5 (12.20%) TOGAF
5 5 (12.20%) BDD
6 4 (9.76%) TDD
6 4 (9.76%) Zachman Framework
6 4 (9.76%) Migration
7 3 (7.32%) OOA/OOD
7 3 (7.32%) Service Management
7 3 (7.32%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (7.32%) Web Development
7 3 (7.32%) Load Balancing
7 3 (7.32%) Use Case
7 3 (7.32%) Integration Testing
7 3 (7.32%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (7.32%) Data Migration
7 3 (7.32%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 22 (53.66%) C#
2 12 (29.27%) JavaScript
3 7 (17.07%) SQL
4 5 (12.20%) VB.NET
4 5 (12.20%) Java
5 1 (2.44%) C++
5 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (12.20%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.76%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) MCSE
3 1 (2.44%) MCSA
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.44%) Degree
3 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (12.20%) Active Directory
1 5 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (12.20%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.44%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) Puppet
1 1 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 15 (36.59%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.20%) Cisco
2 5 (12.20%) VMware
3 4 (9.76%) EPiServer
4 3 (7.32%) NetApp
5 2 (4.88%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (4.88%) Sophos
5 2 (4.88%) Oracle
5 2 (4.88%) SAP
5 2 (4.88%) WatchGuard
5 2 (4.88%) SonicWALL
5 2 (4.88%) Rackspace
6 1 (2.44%) Google
6 1 (2.44%) Sitecore
6 1 (2.44%) Veeam
6 1 (2.44%) Acronis
6 1 (2.44%) Adobe
6 1 (2.44%) Citrix
6 1 (2.44%) Symantec
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