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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 152 166 201
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +35
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 59 31 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.02% 0.54% 0.32%
As % of the Cloud Services category 17.93% 13.90% 12.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 26 19
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £331 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £17.50 -
% change year-on-year
+122.85% -
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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
329 223 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 5.66% 3.87% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 162 143
Average daily rate £450 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 6
Average hourly rate £35.50 £21.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.05% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.30 £20.65 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.70 £21.85 £48.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.75 £16.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+42.18% -51.51%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 3 August 2015.

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 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 67 (57.76%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (44.83%) C#
3 50 (43.10%) .NET
4 47 (40.52%) Microsoft
5 44 (37.93%) Amazon AWS
6 40 (34.48%) ASP.NET
7 39 (33.62%) TDD
8 36 (31.03%) MVC
9 34 (29.31%) SQL Server
10 30 (25.86%) Scrum
11 27 (23.28%) HTML
11 27 (23.28%) Windows
12 26 (22.41%) ASP.NET MVC
13 25 (21.55%) BDD
13 25 (21.55%) JavaScript
14 22 (18.97%) Continuous Integration
15 21 (18.10%) CSS
16 19 (16.38%) Linux
16 19 (16.38%) Mobile App
17 18 (15.52%) SQL
17 18 (15.52%) SharePoint
17 18 (15.52%) Active Directory
17 18 (15.52%) Unit Testing
17 18 (15.52%) Git (software)
18 17 (14.66%) Ruby
18 17 (14.66%) Java
18 17 (14.66%) DevOps
18 17 (14.66%) Mentoring
19 16 (13.79%) E-Commerce
19 16 (13.79%) TCP/IP

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

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 18 (15.52%) SharePoint
2 14 (12.07%) CMS
3 12 (10.34%) Umbraco
3 12 (10.34%) Sitecore CMS
4 11 (9.48%) Kentico
5 10 (8.62%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (6.03%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (5.17%) IIS
8 5 (4.31%) WebLogic
9 4 (3.45%) Lync
10 3 (2.59%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (2.59%) JBoss
10 3 (2.59%) Apache
10 3 (2.59%) MS Exchange
11 2 (1.72%) SAS
11 2 (1.72%) Jetty
11 2 (1.72%) nginx
11 2 (1.72%) Apache Solr
11 2 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 11 (9.48%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.59%) MS Office
3 2 (1.72%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.72%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.72%) HipChat
4 1 (0.86%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 4 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.86%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 44 (37.93%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (12.07%) Office 365
3 11 (9.48%) PaaS
4 5 (4.31%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (4.31%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.86%) Azure Machine Learning
5 1 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.86%) IaaS
5 1 (0.86%) SoftLayer
5 1 (0.86%) Heroku
5 1 (0.86%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 16 (13.79%) TCP/IP
2 15 (12.93%) HTTP
3 10 (8.62%) SSL
4 9 (7.76%) Firewall
5 7 (6.03%) DNS
6 3 (2.59%) VLAN
6 3 (2.59%) SAN
6 3 (2.59%) VPN
6 3 (2.59%) DHCP
7 2 (1.72%) LAN
7 2 (1.72%) WAN
7 2 (1.72%) Internet
7 2 (1.72%) BGP
7 2 (1.72%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.86%) NAS
8 1 (0.86%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.86%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.86%) Intranet
8 1 (0.86%) FTP
8 1 (0.86%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (29.31%) SQL Server
2 14 (12.07%) MySQL
2 14 (12.07%) MongoDB
3 11 (9.48%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.59%) CouchDB
4 3 (2.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.59%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.59%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.72%) Triplestore
5 2 (1.72%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.72%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (1.72%) Big Data
5 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.72%) SQLite
5 2 (1.72%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.72%) PowerCenter
5 2 (1.72%) Oracle OWB
5 2 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (15.52%) Git (software)
2 13 (11.21%) Subversion
3 10 (8.62%) Mercurial
4 8 (6.90%) Jenkins
5 5 (4.31%) Visual Studio
5 5 (4.31%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (4.31%) JIRA
6 2 (1.72%) Maven
6 2 (1.72%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 2 (1.72%) Hudson
6 2 (1.72%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.86%) Mockito
7 1 (0.86%) Ant
7 1 (0.86%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 6 (5.17%) Banking
2 5 (4.31%) Finance
2 5 (4.31%) Advertising
3 3 (2.59%) Retail
4 2 (1.72%) Law
5 1 (0.86%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.86%) Front Office
5 1 (0.86%) Back Office
5 1 (0.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 50 (43.10%) Developer
2 26 (22.41%) .NET Developer
3 17 (14.66%) Architect
4 13 (11.21%) C# Developer
5 12 (10.34%) Senior Developer
6 11 (9.48%) Senior .NET Developer
6 11 (9.48%) DevOps Engineer
7 10 (8.62%) C# .NET Developer
7 10 (8.62%) Solutions Architect
8 8 (6.90%) Senior C# Developer
9 7 (6.03%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 6 (5.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (4.31%) Consultant
11 5 (4.31%) Linux Engineer
11 5 (4.31%) Technical Leader
12 4 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM Developer
12 4 (3.45%) Designer
12 4 (3.45%) CRM Developer
13 3 (2.59%) Umbraco Developer
13 3 (2.59%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (43.10%) .NET
2 40 (34.48%) ASP.NET
3 27 (23.28%) HTML
4 26 (22.41%) ASP.NET MVC
5 21 (18.10%) CSS
6 16 (13.79%) jQuery
7 15 (12.93%) HTML5
7 15 (12.93%) .NET Framework
7 15 (12.93%) ASP.NET Web API
8 14 (12.07%) RESTful
9 13 (11.21%) WCF
9 13 (11.21%) LINQ
9 13 (11.21%) Entity Framework
10 12 (10.34%) CSS3
10 12 (10.34%) Razor View Engine
10 12 (10.34%) AngularJS
11 11 (9.48%) Web Services
12 5 (4.31%) KnockoutJS
13 4 (3.45%) Spring
13 4 (3.45%) MEAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (16.38%) Mobile App
2 7 (6.03%) Public Cloud
3 6 (5.17%) User Experience
4 3 (2.59%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.59%) Grid Computing
4 3 (2.59%) Clustering
4 3 (2.59%) PKI
4 3 (2.59%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.72%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.72%) iPhone
5 2 (1.72%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.86%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.86%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.86%) Wiki
6 1 (0.86%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.86%) Replication
6 1 (0.86%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.86%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 27 (23.28%) Windows
2 19 (16.38%) Linux
3 10 (8.62%) Apple iOS
4 9 (7.76%) Android
5 6 (5.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.59%) UNIX
7 3 (2.59%) Windows Mobile
7 3 (2.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.72%) Debian
8 2 (1.72%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.86%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.86%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (57.76%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (33.62%) TDD
3 36 (31.03%) MVC
4 30 (25.86%) Scrum
5 25 (21.55%) BDD
6 22 (18.97%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (15.52%) Unit Testing
8 17 (14.66%) DevOps
8 17 (14.66%) Mentoring
9 16 (13.79%) E-Commerce
10 13 (11.21%) Configuration Management
11 11 (9.48%) Pair Programming
11 11 (9.48%) Open Source
11 11 (9.48%) Responsive Web Design
12 9 (7.76%) OO
13 8 (6.90%) Software Engineering
14 7 (6.03%) Continuous Delivery
15 6 (5.17%) Migration
16 5 (4.31%) ITIL
16 5 (4.31%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 52 (44.83%) C#
2 25 (21.55%) JavaScript
3 18 (15.52%) SQL
4 17 (14.66%) Java
4 17 (14.66%) Ruby
5 15 (12.93%) Python
6 11 (9.48%) PowerShell
6 11 (9.48%) Scala
7 8 (6.90%) Go
8 7 (6.03%) Bash Shell
9 5 (4.31%) PHP
10 3 (2.59%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.72%) Apple Swift
11 2 (1.72%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.72%) SPARQL
11 2 (1.72%) R
11 2 (1.72%) Perl
12 1 (0.86%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.86%) C
12 1 (0.86%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (6.03%) SC Cleared
1 7 (6.03%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.72%) CCEE
3 2 (1.72%) MCP
3 2 (1.72%) MCSE
3 2 (1.72%) CCNA
3 2 (1.72%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (1.72%) CCEA
3 2 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.86%) MCSA
4 1 (0.86%) CCNP
4 1 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (0.86%) MCITP
4 1 (0.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.72%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.86%) QA
System Software
1 18 (15.52%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.45%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.59%) XenApp
4 3 (2.59%) vSphere
5 2 (1.72%) vCloud
5 2 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.86%) Xen
6 1 (0.86%) KVM
6 1 (0.86%) HDFS
6 1 (0.86%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (12.93%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (10.34%) Puppet
3 10 (8.62%) Ansible
3 10 (8.62%) Salt
4 3 (2.59%) Vagrant
5 2 (1.72%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.86%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.86%) Control-M
6 1 (0.86%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.86%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (0.86%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.86%) WSUS
6 1 (0.86%) SCCM
6 1 (0.86%) SCOM
Vendors
1 47 (40.52%) Microsoft
2 13 (11.21%) VMware
3 12 (10.34%) EPiServer
3 12 (10.34%) Sitecore
4 7 (6.03%) Rackspace
4 7 (6.03%) Oracle
5 5 (4.31%) Citrix
6 3 (2.59%) NetApp
6 3 (2.59%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.59%) HP
7 2 (1.72%) EMC
7 2 (1.72%) Cisco
7 2 (1.72%) Informatica
7 2 (1.72%) Websense
7 2 (1.72%) Xamarin
7 2 (1.72%) Akamai
7 2 (1.72%) AppSense
8 1 (0.86%) Mitel
8 1 (0.86%) Google
8 1 (0.86%) 3PAR
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