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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 79 65 89
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +24
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 6 22 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.47% 1.72% 0.14%
As % of the Cloud Services category 15.79% 47.83% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 1
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£405 £188 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+116.00% -58.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £406 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - £13.50
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
38 46 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 2.97% 3.60% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 24 9
Average daily rate £400 £230 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+73.91% -46.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £158 £377
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £416 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £36.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-53.10% +39.42%

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
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 20 August 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
Guildford -12 2 £410 +134.28%
Woking - 1 £410 -
Leatherhead - - - - 1
Reigate - - - - 1
Chertsey - - - -
Farnham - - - -
Microsoft Azure
South East

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 13 (72.22%) .NET
2 12 (66.67%) C#
3 8 (44.44%) Visual Studio
3 8 (44.44%) Scrum
3 8 (44.44%) Software Engineering
4 7 (38.89%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (38.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (38.89%) Office 365
4 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
5 6 (33.33%) WCF
5 6 (33.33%) WPF
5 6 (33.33%) LINQ
5 6 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (22.22%) Google
6 4 (22.22%) OpenStack
6 4 (22.22%) IaaS
6 4 (22.22%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (22.22%) SaaS
6 4 (22.22%) PaaS
6 4 (22.22%) Identity Management
6 4 (22.22%) Billing
6 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 4 (22.22%) Internet
7 3 (16.67%) C
7 3 (16.67%) C++
8 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET
8 2 (11.11%) SOAP
8 2 (11.11%) Web Services
8 2 (11.11%) MS Excel

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 4 (22.22%) OpenStack
2 2 (11.11%) Confluence
3 1 (5.56%) CMS
3 1 (5.56%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (38.89%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (38.89%) Office 365
2 4 (22.22%) IaaS
2 4 (22.22%) SaaS
2 4 (22.22%) PaaS
2 4 (22.22%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
2 6 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (44.44%) Visual Studio
2 7 (38.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (11.11%) JIRA
4 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (22.22%) Billing
2 2 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (5.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Software Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) Developer
2 6 (33.33%) Architect
3 4 (22.22%) C# Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Enterprise Architect
4 2 (11.11%) C++/C# Developer
4 2 (11.11%) C++ Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 1 (5.56%) CRM Developer
5 1 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) .NET Architect
5 1 (5.56%) .NET Software Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (72.22%) .NET
2 6 (33.33%) WCF
2 6 (33.33%) WPF
2 6 (33.33%) LINQ
3 2 (11.11%) REST
3 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET
3 2 (11.11%) SOAP
3 2 (11.11%) Web Services
3 2 (11.11%) WSDL
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Scrum
1 8 (44.44%) Software Engineering
2 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (22.22%) Identity Management
4 2 (11.11%) MVC
4 2 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (5.56%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.56%) Manual Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Automation Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Logistics
5 1 (5.56%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 12 (66.67%) C#
2 3 (16.67%) C++
2 3 (16.67%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
1 4 (22.22%) Google
2 2 (11.11%) Sitecore