The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 62 145 172
Rank change year-on-year
+83 +27
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 120 66 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.52% 1.11% 0.50%
As % of the Cloud Services category 28.10% 17.98% 12.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 55 25
Median daily rate £475 £441 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.83% +10.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £615 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+20.54% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +122.85%
Microsoft Azure
London

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

Cloud Services Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
427 367 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.52% 6.20% 3.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 280 171
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £603 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Median hourly rate £28.50 £35.50 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.71% +67.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.30 £34.30 £20.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.70 £36.70 £21.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £22.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-29.54% +29.41%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Microsoft Azure as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Cloud Services category.

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the City of London region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 95 (45.02%) .NET
2 90 (42.65%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (36.02%) C#
4 75 (35.55%) Amazon AWS
5 73 (34.60%) TDD
6 56 (26.54%) Microsoft
7 54 (25.59%) DevOps
8 48 (22.75%) ASP.NET
9 47 (22.27%) Windows
10 45 (21.33%) Java
11 44 (20.85%) SQL Server
11 44 (20.85%) E-Commerce
12 40 (18.96%) JavaScript
12 40 (18.96%) Active Directory
13 39 (18.48%) BDD
14 38 (18.01%) Continuous Integration
14 38 (18.01%) Finance
15 36 (17.06%) Migration
16 35 (16.59%) SQL
17 34 (16.11%) Web Services
18 31 (14.69%) MVC
19 30 (14.22%) Office 365
20 29 (13.74%) PaaS
20 29 (13.74%) Software Engineering
21 28 (13.27%) Scrum
21 28 (13.27%) Git (software)
21 28 (13.27%) Octopus Deploy
21 28 (13.27%) Azure Active Directory
21 28 (13.27%) Windows Server
22 27 (12.80%) Continuous Delivery

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 22 (10.43%) SharePoint
2 17 (8.06%) OpenStack
3 15 (7.11%) Elasticsearch
4 14 (6.64%) Cloud Foundry
5 13 (6.16%) Confluence
6 8 (3.79%) MS Exchange
6 8 (3.79%) SharePoint 2010
6 8 (3.79%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (3.32%) IIS
8 4 (1.90%) Apache Pig
8 4 (1.90%) Apache Spark
9 3 (1.42%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.95%) JBoss
10 2 (0.95%) SAS
10 2 (0.95%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.95%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.47%) CMS
11 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (4.27%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.84%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 75 (35.55%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (14.22%) Office 365
3 29 (13.74%) PaaS
4 28 (13.27%) Azure Active Directory
5 22 (10.43%) IaaS
6 13 (6.16%) Amazon EC2
7 12 (5.69%) Heroku
8 11 (5.21%) TestFlight
9 9 (4.27%) SaaS
10 5 (2.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (1.90%) OneDrive
11 4 (1.90%) Yammer
12 3 (1.42%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (1.42%) Mimecast
12 3 (1.42%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.95%) Datadog
13 2 (0.95%) Google Apps
13 2 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.58%) Firewall
2 14 (6.64%) VPN
3 11 (5.21%) DNS
4 9 (4.27%) DMZ
5 8 (3.79%) Kerberos
6 6 (2.84%) DHCP
6 6 (2.84%) Network Security
6 6 (2.84%) SAN
7 4 (1.90%) LAN
7 4 (1.90%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.90%) WAN
8 3 (1.42%) Internet
8 3 (1.42%) Skype
8 3 (1.42%) Wireless
9 2 (0.95%) BIG-IP
9 2 (0.95%) NAS
9 2 (0.95%) NetScaler
9 2 (0.95%) SSH
9 2 (0.95%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.95%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (20.85%) SQL Server
2 18 (8.53%) Azure SQL Database
2 18 (8.53%) Hadoop
3 16 (7.58%) MySQL
4 15 (7.11%) MongoDB
5 14 (6.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 11 (5.21%) CouchDB
6 11 (5.21%) SQLite
7 10 (4.74%) Redis
8 9 (4.27%) Apache Cassandra
9 8 (3.79%) Big Data
10 7 (3.32%) NoSQL
11 5 (2.37%) Apache Hive
12 4 (1.90%) Amazon RDS
13 3 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 2 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
14 2 (0.95%) Oracle Database
14 2 (0.95%) Oracle Exadata
14 2 (0.95%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 28 (13.27%) Git (software)
1 28 (13.27%) Octopus Deploy
2 17 (8.06%) TeamCity
3 13 (6.16%) JIRA
4 10 (4.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (2.37%) Jenkins
5 5 (2.37%) Subversion
6 4 (1.90%) Hudson
6 4 (1.90%) SpecFlow
6 4 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (1.42%) MSTest
7 3 (1.42%) NUnit
7 3 (1.42%) Selenium
8 2 (0.95%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.95%) Maven
8 2 (0.95%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.47%) Bower
9 1 (0.47%) NuGet
9 1 (0.47%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.47%) WebDriver
General
1 38 (18.01%) Finance
2 16 (7.58%) Banking
3 9 (4.27%) Retail
4 5 (2.37%) Investment Banking
4 5 (2.37%) Marketing
5 4 (1.90%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.42%) Back Office
7 2 (0.95%) Games
7 2 (0.95%) Law
7 2 (0.95%) Legal
7 2 (0.95%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.47%) Advertising
8 1 (0.47%) Electronics
8 1 (0.47%) Local Government
8 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 85 (40.28%) Developer
2 36 (17.06%) .NET Developer
3 33 (15.64%) C# Developer
4 30 (14.22%) Senior Developer
5 27 (12.80%) C# .NET Developer
6 26 (12.32%) Architect
7 20 (9.48%) DevOps Engineer
8 19 (9.00%) Cloud Developer
9 17 (8.06%) Cloud Engineer
10 14 (6.64%) ASP.NET Developer
11 13 (6.16%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 13 (6.16%) Consultant
12 12 (5.69%) Azure Developer
12 12 (5.69%) iOS Developer
13 11 (5.21%) AWS Developer
14 10 (4.74%) Senior iOS Developer
15 9 (4.27%) Full Stack Developer
15 9 (4.27%) Java Engineer
16 8 (3.79%) SharePoint Developer
17 6 (2.84%) Senior Hadoop Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (45.02%) .NET
2 48 (22.75%) ASP.NET
3 34 (16.11%) Web Services
4 24 (11.37%) AngularJS
5 22 (10.43%) ASP.NET MVC
6 21 (9.95%) HTML
7 20 (9.48%) RabbitMQ
8 15 (7.11%) ASP.NET Web API
8 15 (7.11%) CSS
9 14 (6.64%) REST
10 12 (5.69%) React
11 11 (5.21%) Node.js
11 11 (5.21%) SOAP
12 10 (4.74%) .NET Framework
12 10 (4.74%) Cocoa
12 10 (4.74%) Cocoa Touch
13 9 (4.27%) RESTful
14 7 (3.32%) jQuery
14 7 (3.32%) KnockoutJS
14 7 (3.32%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.00%) Public Cloud
2 12 (5.69%) Mobile App
3 8 (3.79%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.37%) User Experience
5 4 (1.90%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.42%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.42%) Equities
6 3 (1.42%) Fixed Income
6 3 (1.42%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.42%) Private Cloud
6 3 (1.42%) Virtual Team
7 2 (0.95%) Cloud Native
7 2 (0.95%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.95%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (0.95%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (0.95%) New Media
7 2 (0.95%) PKI
7 2 (0.95%) Replication
8 1 (0.47%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 47 (22.27%) Windows
2 28 (13.27%) Windows Server
3 21 (9.95%) Apple iOS
4 17 (8.06%) Linux
5 13 (6.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (5.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (4.27%) Android
7 9 (4.27%) Unix
8 2 (0.95%) Mesosphere
8 2 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.95%) Solaris
8 2 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.47%) VMS
9 1 (0.47%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (42.65%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (34.60%) TDD
3 54 (25.59%) DevOps
4 44 (20.85%) E-Commerce
5 39 (18.48%) BDD
6 38 (18.01%) Continuous Integration
7 36 (17.06%) Migration
8 31 (14.69%) MVC
9 29 (13.74%) Software Engineering
10 28 (13.27%) Scrum
11 27 (12.80%) Continuous Delivery
12 23 (10.90%) High Availability
13 21 (9.95%) iOS Development
14 15 (7.11%) Microservices
14 15 (7.11%) Unit Testing
15 11 (5.21%) CRM
15 11 (5.21%) Progressive Enhancement
15 11 (5.21%) Test Automation
16 10 (4.74%) ITIL
17 9 (4.27%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 76 (36.02%) C#
2 45 (21.33%) Java
3 40 (18.96%) JavaScript
4 35 (16.59%) SQL
5 26 (12.32%) PowerShell
6 18 (8.53%) Ruby
7 17 (8.06%) Go
8 12 (5.69%) Objective-C
9 11 (5.21%) Apple Swift
9 11 (5.21%) Python
10 9 (4.27%) Bash Shell
10 9 (4.27%) Perl
11 7 (3.32%) C++
11 7 (3.32%) VBScript
12 6 (2.84%) PHP
12 6 (2.84%) T-SQL
13 5 (2.37%) C
14 4 (1.90%) Scala
15 3 (1.42%) Shell Script
15 3 (1.42%) XAML
Qualifications
1 12 (5.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (4.27%) MCSE
3 8 (3.79%) MCITP
4 5 (2.37%) Degree
5 2 (0.95%) CCNA
5 2 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.95%) MCP
5 2 (0.95%) MCSD
5 2 (0.95%) MCTS
5 2 (0.95%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.95%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.47%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.47%) CCNP
6 1 (0.47%) CISA
6 1 (0.47%) CISSP
6 1 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.47%) MCSA
6 1 (0.47%) RHCE
6 1 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.79%) QA
2 2 (0.95%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.47%) BS7799
3 1 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.47%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (18.96%) Active Directory
2 15 (7.11%) Docker
2 15 (7.11%) vSphere
3 10 (4.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (4.27%) VMware ESX
5 6 (2.84%) Hyper-V
6 5 (2.37%) HDFS
7 4 (1.90%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.95%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.95%) Xen
9 2 (0.95%) XenServer
10 1 (0.47%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.47%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.47%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 26 (12.32%) Opscode Chef
2 24 (11.37%) Puppet
3 9 (4.27%) SCOM
4 6 (2.84%) Ansible
5 4 (1.90%) Nagios
6 3 (1.42%) Kibana
6 3 (1.42%) Mesos
6 3 (1.42%) SCCM
7 2 (0.95%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.95%) Consul
7 2 (0.95%) Control-M
7 2 (0.95%) logstash
7 2 (0.95%) MIMEsweeper
7 2 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.95%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.95%) Oracle Identity Management
7 2 (0.95%) Packer
7 2 (0.95%) Pingdom
7 2 (0.95%) Terraform
7 2 (0.95%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 56 (26.54%) Microsoft
2 23 (10.90%) VMware
3 16 (7.58%) Splunk
4 10 (4.74%) IBM
5 9 (4.27%) Cisco
6 6 (2.84%) Citrix
6 6 (2.84%) Dell
6 6 (2.84%) Google
7 5 (2.37%) Oracle
7 5 (2.37%) Rackspace
8 3 (1.42%) CheckPoint
8 3 (1.42%) HP
9 2 (0.95%) BEA
9 2 (0.95%) CA
9 2 (0.95%) Juniper
9 2 (0.95%) MicroStrategy
9 2 (0.95%) Nokia
9 2 (0.95%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.95%) SAP
9 2 (0.95%) Symantec
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