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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 74 76 83
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 16 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.15% 0.78% 0.30%
As % of the Cloud Services category 27.59% 30.30% 6.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 4
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£363 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +17.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £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 £26.00 - -
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
58 33 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 4.15% 2.56% 4.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 22 28
Average daily rate £400 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £394
% change year-on-year
- +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.23 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+30.62% -9.34%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 -2 4 £363 -3.33%
Staines -3 3 - - 1
Woking - 1 £260 -
Leatherhead - 1 £325 - 2
Redhill - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Egham - - - -
Sunbury-on-Thames - - - -
Microsoft Azure
South East

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 26 (74.29%) C#
2 22 (62.86%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (42.86%) .NET
4 13 (37.14%) SQL
5 10 (28.57%) Scrum
6 9 (25.71%) Microsoft
7 8 (22.86%) Windows
7 8 (22.86%) Linux
7 8 (22.86%) Azure SQL Database
8 7 (20.00%) Selenium
8 7 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (20.00%) HTML
8 7 (20.00%) JavaScript
8 7 (20.00%) Automation Testing
9 6 (17.14%) XAML
9 6 (17.14%) PowerShell
10 5 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (14.29%) WPF
10 5 (14.29%) PaaS
10 5 (14.29%) MVC
10 5 (14.29%) ASP.NET
10 5 (14.29%) CSS
10 5 (14.29%) C
10 5 (14.29%) SharePoint
10 5 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (14.29%) DevOps
10 5 (14.29%) IaaS
11 4 (11.43%) Jenkins
11 4 (11.43%) Mobile App
11 4 (11.43%) Cucumber

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 5 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 4 (11.43%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (11.43%) OpenStack
3 2 (5.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (5.71%) Confluence
3 2 (5.71%) Lync
3 2 (5.71%) Node.js
4 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.29%) PaaS
1 5 (14.29%) IaaS
2 3 (8.57%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (5.71%) SaaS
4 1 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.43%) SAN
1 4 (11.43%) NAS
2 2 (5.71%) DHCP
2 2 (5.71%) DNS
3 1 (2.86%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.86%) Azure SQL Database
2 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
3 3 (8.57%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.86%) Big Data
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (20.00%) Selenium
1 7 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (11.43%) Jenkins
2 4 (11.43%) Cucumber
2 4 (11.43%) TeamCity
3 2 (5.71%) JIRA
4 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (11.43%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (40.00%) Developer
2 7 (20.00%) Automation Tester
2 7 (20.00%) Architect
2 7 (20.00%) Tester
2 7 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 6 (17.14%) C# Developer
4 3 (8.57%) JavaScript Developer
4 3 (8.57%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (8.57%) Enterprise Architect
4 3 (8.57%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (8.57%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (5.71%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (5.71%) C++ Developer
5 2 (5.71%) C++/C# Developer
6 1 (2.86%) BizTalk Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Silverlight Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (42.86%) .NET
2 7 (20.00%) HTML
3 5 (14.29%) WPF
3 5 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 5 (14.29%) CSS
3 5 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (11.43%) SOAP
4 4 (11.43%) Web Services
4 4 (11.43%) WCF
5 3 (8.57%) XHTML
5 3 (8.57%) XML
5 3 (8.57%) XSLT
6 2 (5.71%) AngularJS
6 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 2 (5.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (5.71%) SignalR
6 2 (5.71%) WSDL
6 2 (5.71%) HTML5
6 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (5.71%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.71%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.71%) Clustering
2 2 (5.71%) Social Media
3 1 (2.86%) Online Games
3 1 (2.86%) Open Source
3 1 (2.86%) iPad
3 1 (2.86%) PKI
3 1 (2.86%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.86%) Windows
1 8 (22.86%) Linux
2 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.86%) Windows 8
3 1 (2.86%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.86%) Windows Phone
3 1 (2.86%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (62.86%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (28.57%) Scrum
3 7 (20.00%) Automation Testing
4 5 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (14.29%) MVC
4 5 (14.29%) DevOps
5 4 (11.43%) Line Management
5 4 (11.43%) Game Development
5 4 (11.43%) Release Management
5 4 (11.43%) Test Automation
6 3 (8.57%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (8.57%) Waterfall
6 3 (8.57%) Information Architecture
6 3 (8.57%) Data Management
6 3 (8.57%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (8.57%) Migration
6 3 (8.57%) Service Delivery
6 3 (8.57%) Data Modelling
6 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Management
6 3 (8.57%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (74.29%) C#
2 13 (37.14%) SQL
3 7 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (17.14%) XAML
4 6 (17.14%) PowerShell
5 5 (14.29%) C
6 4 (11.43%) Python
7 3 (8.57%) C++
8 1 (2.86%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) Degree
2 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.86%) DFS Replication
2 1 (2.86%) UAG
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) SAP Afaria
1 2 (5.71%) SCCM
1 2 (5.71%) SCOM
2 1 (2.86%) Windows Intune
2 1 (2.86%) Puppet
2 1 (2.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (25.71%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.57%) Google
2 3 (8.57%) HP
3 2 (5.71%) Sencha
3 2 (5.71%) Twitter
4 1 (2.86%) Telerik
4 1 (2.86%) VMware
4 1 (2.86%) Cisco