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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 2 12 27
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +15
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 30 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staines 27.27% 6.78% 1.23%
As % of the Cloud Services category 75.00% 72.73% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 0 0
Average daily rate £600 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £80.00 £28.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+185.71% -12.50%
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
40 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staines 36.36% 9.32% 4.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 0 1
Average daily rate £600 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.61 £25.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +69.49%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Staines

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Staines region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in Staines

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staines

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 29 (74.36%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (64.10%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (61.54%) Microsoft
3 24 (61.54%) Puppet
4 23 (58.97%) Opscode Chef
5 21 (53.85%) PowerShell
5 21 (53.85%) Configuration Management
6 16 (41.03%) SQL
6 16 (41.03%) DevOps
7 15 (38.46%) Splunk
7 15 (38.46%) Git (software)
8 14 (35.90%) Software Deployment
9 13 (33.33%) Ansible
9 13 (33.33%) SCOM
9 13 (33.33%) Ruby
9 13 (33.33%) Use Case
9 13 (33.33%) Python
9 13 (33.33%) VMS
9 13 (33.33%) Azure Active Directory
10 12 (30.77%) Web Services
10 12 (30.77%) Linux
10 12 (30.77%) Ant
10 12 (30.77%) Subversion
10 12 (30.77%) Maven
10 12 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (30.77%) JIRA
10 12 (30.77%) Jenkins
10 12 (30.77%) Hudson
11 11 (28.21%) Firewall
12 10 (25.64%) VPN

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Staines by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 10 (25.64%) OpenStack
2 4 (10.26%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.56%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 29 (74.36%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (33.33%) Azure Active Directory
3 9 (23.08%) IaaS
3 9 (23.08%) PaaS
4 5 (12.82%) SaaS
5 4 (10.26%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (2.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (2.56%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 11 (28.21%) Firewall
2 10 (25.64%) VPN
3 7 (17.95%) Network Security
4 4 (10.26%) DHCP
4 4 (10.26%) DNS
4 4 (10.26%) LAN
4 4 (10.26%) MPLS
4 4 (10.26%) VLAN
4 4 (10.26%) WAN
5 1 (2.56%) LDAP
5 1 (2.56%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.08%) Azure SQL Database
2 7 (17.95%) SQL Server
3 3 (7.69%) Hadoop
4 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database
4 2 (5.13%) RDBMS
4 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (38.46%) Git (software)
2 12 (30.77%) Ant
2 12 (30.77%) Hudson
2 12 (30.77%) Jenkins
2 12 (30.77%) JIRA
2 12 (30.77%) Maven
2 12 (30.77%) Subversion
3 4 (10.26%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 9 (23.08%) Cloud Engineer
2 7 (17.95%) Architect
2 7 (17.95%) Azure Engineer
2 7 (17.95%) Cloud Architect
2 7 (17.95%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (15.38%) Security Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) Cloud Specialist
4 5 (12.82%) Technical Specialist
5 4 (10.26%) C# Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Lead C# Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Lead Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Project Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Azure Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Data Centre Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Data Centre Project Manager
7 2 (5.13%) DevOps Specialist
7 2 (5.13%) Lead Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Migration Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Migration Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (30.77%) Web Services
2 7 (17.95%) REST
3 4 (10.26%) .NET
3 4 (10.26%) WCF
4 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (2.56%) boto
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.64%) Data Centre
2 9 (23.08%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (15.38%) Computer Science
4 5 (12.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 5 (12.82%) Management Information System
5 4 (10.26%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (10.26%) Public Cloud
5 4 (10.26%) Replication
6 2 (5.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (33.33%) VMS
2 12 (30.77%) Linux
3 8 (20.51%) Windows
4 4 (10.26%) Unix
5 2 (5.13%) CentOS
5 2 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (64.10%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (53.85%) Configuration Management
3 16 (41.03%) DevOps
4 14 (35.90%) Software Deployment
5 13 (33.33%) Use Case
6 12 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (20.51%) Service Management
8 7 (17.95%) Migration
9 6 (15.38%) Problem Management
10 5 (12.82%) DDoS Mitigation
10 5 (12.82%) Information Security
10 5 (12.82%) SIEM
11 4 (10.26%) Open Source
11 4 (10.26%) Service Delivery
12 3 (7.69%) Identity Management
12 3 (7.69%) Release Management
13 2 (5.13%) Enterprise Architecture
13 2 (5.13%) Scrum
13 2 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
13 2 (5.13%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 21 (53.85%) PowerShell
2 16 (41.03%) SQL
3 13 (33.33%) Python
3 13 (33.33%) Ruby
4 7 (17.95%) C#
5 3 (7.69%) Bash Shell
5 3 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 3 (7.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (12.82%) MCSE
1 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.13%) CCNA
2 2 (5.13%) CCSA
2 2 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (5.13%) CISM
2 2 (5.13%) CISSP
2 2 (5.13%) JNCIA
3 1 (2.56%) AWS Certification
3 1 (2.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (5.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (23.08%) Active Directory
1 9 (23.08%) Docker
2 8 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.69%) Hyper-V
3 3 (7.69%) Xen
Systems Management
1 24 (61.54%) Puppet
2 23 (58.97%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (33.33%) Ansible
3 13 (33.33%) SCOM
4 9 (23.08%) SCCM
5 4 (10.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 4 (10.26%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 24 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 15 (38.46%) Splunk
3 9 (23.08%) Barracuda Networks
4 8 (20.51%) Dell
4 8 (20.51%) VMware
5 5 (12.82%) Oracle
5 5 (12.82%) Rackspace
6 4 (10.26%) Cisco
7 3 (7.69%) Citrix
8 2 (5.13%) SAP