The first table below looks at the demand for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton 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 Southampton 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 41 31 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 0.26% 0.75% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 14.29% 50.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate £405 £408 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.61% -
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
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
7 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.83% 1.49% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 1
Average daily rate £400 £450 £211
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +113.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £15.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -38.00%
Microsoft Azure
Hampshire

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Cloud Services category.

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Microsoft Azure
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) EMC
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Avaya
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Identity Management
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
1 1 (100.00%) vSphere
1 1 (100.00%) Lync
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) Lync
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
General
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Identity Management
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
1 1 (100.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) EMC
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Avaya
1 1 (100.00%) VMware