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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 78 77 88
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 10 13 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.76% 0.99% 0.15%
As % of the Cloud Services category 22.73% 30.95% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 1
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£400 £208 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+92.77% -53.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £408 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+16.42% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-14.63% +51.85%
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
44 42 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 3.32% 3.19% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 26 13
Average daily rate £400 £340 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -17.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £158 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £20.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-10.97% -21.15%

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 16 September 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 -6 4 £400 +92.77% 2
Staines - 2 - -
Woking - 2 £355 -
Farnham - 1 - -
Chertsey - - - -
Leatherhead - - - - 2
Reigate - - - -
Microsoft Azure
South East

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 16 (72.73%) .NET
2 15 (68.18%) C#
3 14 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (40.91%) Scrum
5 8 (36.36%) SQL Server
5 8 (36.36%) Visual Studio
5 8 (36.36%) Software Engineering
6 7 (31.82%) WCF
6 7 (31.82%) WPF
6 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
6 7 (31.82%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (31.82%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (31.82%) Office 365
7 6 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (27.27%) SaaS
7 6 (27.27%) LINQ
8 5 (22.73%) PaaS
8 5 (22.73%) IaaS
9 4 (18.18%) OpenStack
9 4 (18.18%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (18.18%) Billing
9 4 (18.18%) Google
9 4 (18.18%) Internet
9 4 (18.18%) Identity Management
10 3 (13.64%) MVC
10 3 (13.64%) C++
10 3 (13.64%) C
11 2 (9.09%) JIRA
11 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
11 2 (9.09%) Silverlight

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (18.18%) OpenStack
2 2 (9.09%) Confluence
3 1 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (4.55%) CMS
3 1 (4.55%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (31.82%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (31.82%) Office 365
2 6 (27.27%) SaaS
3 5 (22.73%) PaaS
3 5 (22.73%) IaaS
4 4 (18.18%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 6 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.55%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (4.55%) Big Data
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (36.36%) Visual Studio
2 7 (31.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (9.09%) JIRA
4 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (18.18%) Billing
2 2 (9.09%) Finance
3 1 (4.55%) Publishing
3 1 (4.55%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Developer
2 7 (31.82%) Architect
2 7 (31.82%) Software Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) C# Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Enterprise Architect
4 2 (9.09%) .NET Developer
4 2 (9.09%) C++ Developer
4 2 (9.09%) C++/C# Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Silverlight Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Agile .NET Developer
5 1 (4.55%) CRM Developer
5 1 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Software Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.55%) .NET Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (72.73%) .NET
2 7 (31.82%) WCF
2 7 (31.82%) WPF
3 6 (27.27%) LINQ
4 2 (9.09%) REST
4 2 (9.09%) Silverlight
4 2 (9.09%) WSDL
4 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
4 2 (9.09%) SOAP
4 2 (9.09%) Web Services
5 1 (4.55%) XML
5 1 (4.55%) CSS
5 1 (4.55%) Ajax
5 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
5 1 (4.55%) Reactive Extensions
5 1 (4.55%) Task Parallel Library
5 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (4.55%) RESTful
5 1 (4.55%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Online Games
1 1 (4.55%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (40.91%) Scrum
3 8 (36.36%) Software Engineering
4 4 (18.18%) Identity Management
5 3 (13.64%) MVC
6 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (4.55%) Test Scripting
7 1 (4.55%) Manual Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Information Architecture
7 1 (4.55%) MVVM
7 1 (4.55%) Game Development
7 1 (4.55%) Master Data Management
7 1 (4.55%) Automation Testing
7 1 (4.55%) iOS Development
7 1 (4.55%) Test Planning
7 1 (4.55%) TDD
7 1 (4.55%) Data Management
7 1 (4.55%) Logistics
7 1 (4.55%) OO
7 1 (4.55%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 15 (68.18%) C#
2 3 (13.64%) C++
2 3 (13.64%) C
3 2 (9.09%) SQL
4 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
4 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 4 (18.18%) Google
3 2 (9.09%) Sitecore