The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staines region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 6 26 26
Rank change year-on-year
+20 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 12 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staines 18.18% 1.97% 1.09%
As % of the Cloud Services category 60.00% 33.33% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate £450 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 -
% change year-on-year
+34.61% -
Microsoft Azure
Surrey

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the Staines region.

Cloud Services Category
Staines
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
20 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staines 30.30% 5.92% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 4
Average daily rate £450 £400 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -8.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £16.86
% change year-on-year
-13.35% +33.43%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Staines

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

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in Staines

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in Staines

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Staines region.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in Staines

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staines

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Staines 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 23 (76.67%) Agile Software Development
1 23 (76.67%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (73.33%) Puppet
2 22 (73.33%) DevOps
3 21 (70.00%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (63.33%) Git (software)
5 18 (60.00%) PowerShell
5 18 (60.00%) Ansible
6 17 (56.67%) Splunk
6 17 (56.67%) Jenkins
6 17 (56.67%) Subversion
6 17 (56.67%) Maven
6 17 (56.67%) Ruby
6 17 (56.67%) JIRA
6 17 (56.67%) Ant
6 17 (56.67%) Python
6 17 (56.67%) Microsoft
7 16 (53.33%) Hudson
7 16 (53.33%) OpenStack
7 16 (53.33%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (50.00%) Software Deployment
8 15 (50.00%) Docker
8 15 (50.00%) SQL
8 15 (50.00%) Configuration Management
9 13 (43.33%) Azure Active Directory
9 13 (43.33%) Azure SQL Database
9 13 (43.33%) SCCM
9 13 (43.33%) SCOM
9 13 (43.33%) Service Management
9 13 (43.33%) VMS

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Staines by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Staines 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 16 (53.33%) OpenStack
2 3 (10.00%) Apache
3 1 (3.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 23 (76.67%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (43.33%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (13.33%) IaaS
4 3 (10.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 3 (10.00%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (10.00%) PaaS
4 3 (10.00%) SaaS
5 2 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (3.33%) Office 365
6 1 (3.33%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) Firewall
2 4 (13.33%) Network Security
2 4 (13.33%) VPN
3 3 (10.00%) LDAP
3 3 (10.00%) SSH
4 1 (3.33%) DHCP
4 1 (3.33%) DNS
4 1 (3.33%) LAN
4 1 (3.33%) MPLS
4 1 (3.33%) VLAN
4 1 (3.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (43.33%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (6.67%) Hadoop
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.67%) RDBMS
2 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (63.33%) Git (software)
2 17 (56.67%) Ant
2 17 (56.67%) Jenkins
2 17 (56.67%) JIRA
2 17 (56.67%) Maven
2 17 (56.67%) Subversion
3 16 (53.33%) Hudson
General
1 1 (3.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 14 (46.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 12 (40.00%) Cloud Engineer
3 9 (30.00%) Azure Engineer
4 5 (16.67%) AWS Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) Architect
5 4 (13.33%) DevOps Specialist
5 4 (13.33%) Technical Specialist
6 3 (10.00%) Security Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Lead Architect
7 2 (6.67%) Migration Architect
8 1 (3.33%) Azure Architect
8 1 (3.33%) Cloud Architect
8 1 (3.33%) Cloud Consultant
8 1 (3.33%) Consultant
8 1 (3.33%) DevOps Architect
8 1 (3.33%) Network Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Network Security Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Security Architect
8 1 (3.33%) Security Consultant
8 1 (3.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) REST
1 3 (10.00%) Web Services
2 2 (6.67%) boto
3 1 (3.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (40.00%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (30.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (10.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (6.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.67%) Mobile App
5 1 (3.33%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (3.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (43.33%) VMS
2 10 (33.33%) Linux
3 5 (16.67%) Unix
3 5 (16.67%) Windows
4 2 (6.67%) CentOS
4 2 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (76.67%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (73.33%) DevOps
3 16 (53.33%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (50.00%) Configuration Management
4 15 (50.00%) Software Deployment
5 13 (43.33%) Service Management
6 11 (36.67%) Use Case
7 5 (16.67%) Migration
8 3 (10.00%) Auto-Scaling
8 3 (10.00%) Information Security
8 3 (10.00%) Problem Management
8 3 (10.00%) Service Delivery
8 3 (10.00%) TOGAF
9 2 (6.67%) DDoS Mitigation
9 2 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
9 2 (6.67%) Identity Management
9 2 (6.67%) Security Operations
9 2 (6.67%) Security Patching
9 2 (6.67%) SIEM
9 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 17 (56.67%) Python
2 17 (56.67%) Ruby
3 15 (50.00%) SQL
4 2 (6.67%) Bash Shell
4 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) MCSE
1 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.67%) AWS Certification
2 2 (6.67%) CCNA
2 2 (6.67%) CCSA
2 2 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.67%) CISM
2 2 (6.67%) CISSP
2 2 (6.67%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 15 (50.00%) Docker
2 12 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (6.67%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.67%) Xen
Systems Management
1 22 (73.33%) Puppet
2 21 (70.00%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (60.00%) Ansible
4 13 (43.33%) SCCM
4 13 (43.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (56.67%) Microsoft
1 17 (56.67%) Splunk
2 11 (36.67%) Dell
3 4 (13.33%) Oracle
3 4 (13.33%) VMware
4 2 (6.67%) Barracuda Networks
4 2 (6.67%) Citrix
4 2 (6.67%) Rackspace
4 2 (6.67%) SAP
5 1 (3.33%) IBM