The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the Surrey region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 79 86 74
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 14 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.03% 0.37% 0.71%
As % of the Cloud Services category 25.45% 23.81% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 2
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£350 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £419 £400
% change year-on-year
-4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 - -
Microsoft Azure
South East

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

Cloud Services Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
55 21 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 4.05% 1.56% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 12 7
Average daily rate £415 £375 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% +4.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £118 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £545 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +25.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £12.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+70.00% -33.33%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

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

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

Microsoft Azure
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

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 Surrey region over the 3 months to 6 March 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
Guildford -1 5 £350 -20.00%
Staines +5 3 - - 2
Thames Ditton - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Egham - - - - 1
Microsoft Azure
South East

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 (72.97%) C#
2 23 (62.16%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (45.95%) SQL
4 15 (40.54%) .NET
5 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
6 11 (29.73%) Scrum
7 10 (27.03%) HTML
7 10 (27.03%) JavaScript
8 9 (24.32%) Windows
8 9 (24.32%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (21.62%) Azure SQL Database
9 8 (21.62%) Linux
9 8 (21.62%) ASP.NET
9 8 (21.62%) CSS
9 8 (21.62%) MVC
9 8 (21.62%) Games
10 7 (18.92%) Selenium
10 7 (18.92%) Automation Testing
11 6 (16.22%) PowerShell
11 6 (16.22%) XAML
11 6 (16.22%) SharePoint
12 5 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (13.51%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (13.51%) WCF
12 5 (13.51%) WPF
12 5 (13.51%) PaaS
12 5 (13.51%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 5 (13.51%) IaaS
12 5 (13.51%) ASP.NET Web API
12 5 (13.51%) DevOps

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 (16.22%) SharePoint
2 4 (10.81%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (10.81%) OpenStack
3 3 (8.11%) Orchard CMS
4 2 (5.41%) Node.js
4 2 (5.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (5.41%) CMS
4 2 (5.41%) Lync
5 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.51%) PaaS
1 5 (13.51%) IaaS
2 3 (8.11%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (5.41%) SaaS
3 2 (5.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.81%) SAN
1 4 (10.81%) NAS
2 2 (5.41%) DHCP
2 2 (5.41%) DNS
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.62%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.11%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.70%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (24.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (18.92%) Selenium
3 4 (10.81%) TeamCity
3 4 (10.81%) Cucumber
3 4 (10.81%) Jenkins
4 2 (5.41%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (21.62%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (40.54%) Developer
2 7 (18.92%) Architect
2 7 (18.92%) Tester
2 7 (18.92%) Automation Tester
3 6 (16.22%) .NET Developer
4 4 (10.81%) C# Developer
4 4 (10.81%) Web Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (8.11%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Enterprise Architect
5 3 (8.11%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Cloud Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (5.41%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (2.70%) Change Manager
7 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Developer
7 1 (2.70%) WPF Developer
7 1 (2.70%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (40.54%) .NET
2 10 (27.03%) HTML
3 8 (21.62%) ASP.NET
3 8 (21.62%) CSS
4 5 (13.51%) WCF
4 5 (13.51%) WPF
4 5 (13.51%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (13.51%) ASP.NET Web API
4 5 (13.51%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 4 (10.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 4 (10.81%) Middleware
6 3 (8.11%) XSLT
6 3 (8.11%) XHTML
6 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (5.41%) SignalR
7 2 (5.41%) Sass
7 2 (5.41%) AngularJS
7 2 (5.41%) Razor View Engine
7 2 (5.41%) Sencha Touch
7 2 (5.41%) WinRT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.41%) Clustering
2 2 (5.41%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.41%) Social Media
3 1 (2.70%) iPad
3 1 (2.70%) Replication
3 1 (2.70%) PKI
3 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.70%) Online Games
3 1 (2.70%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 9 (24.32%) Windows
2 8 (21.62%) Linux
3 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Phone 8
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Phone
5 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (62.16%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (29.73%) Scrum
3 8 (21.62%) MVC
4 7 (18.92%) Automation Testing
5 5 (13.51%) DevOps
5 5 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (10.81%) Test Automation
6 4 (10.81%) Release Management
6 4 (10.81%) Game Development
6 4 (10.81%) Content Management
6 4 (10.81%) Line Management
7 3 (8.11%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (8.11%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (8.11%) Migration
7 3 (8.11%) Data Modelling
7 3 (8.11%) Service Delivery
7 3 (8.11%) Data Management
7 3 (8.11%) Waterfall
7 3 (8.11%) Master Data Management
7 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (72.97%) C#
2 17 (45.95%) SQL
3 10 (27.03%) JavaScript
4 6 (16.22%) XAML
4 6 (16.22%) PowerShell
5 4 (10.81%) Python
6 3 (8.11%) C
7 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) VCP4
2 2 (5.41%) Degree
3 1 (2.70%) A+ Certification
System Software
1 3 (8.11%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.41%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.70%) DFS Replication
3 1 (2.70%) UAG
3 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) SCCM
2 2 (5.41%) SCOM
2 2 (5.41%) Windows Intune
2 2 (5.41%) SAP Afaria
2 2 (5.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.11%) HP
2 3 (8.11%) Google
3 2 (5.41%) Sencha
3 2 (5.41%) Twitter
4 1 (2.70%) Cisco
4 1 (2.70%) VMware
4 1 (2.70%) Telerik