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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 141 171 187
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +16
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 60 32 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.10% 0.51% 0.31%
As % of the Cloud Services category 20.13% 14.81% 14.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 28 20
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £334 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £32.00 -
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
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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
298 216 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 5.44% 3.45% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 165 106
Average daily rate £425 £418 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.79% +4.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £289 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £16.57 - £21.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.82 - £16.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.31 - £26.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £13.50 £16.02
% change year-on-year
+85.18% -15.70%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 59 (56.73%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (51.92%) .NET
3 52 (50.00%) C#
4 49 (47.12%) TDD
5 43 (41.35%) MVC
6 40 (38.46%) ASP.NET
7 38 (36.54%) Microsoft
8 37 (35.58%) SQL Server
9 33 (31.73%) Scrum
10 32 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
11 31 (29.81%) ASP.NET MVC
12 29 (27.88%) BDD
13 25 (24.04%) Pair Programming
13 25 (24.04%) HTML
13 25 (24.04%) JavaScript
13 25 (24.04%) E-Commerce
14 24 (23.08%) .NET Framework
14 24 (23.08%) ASP.NET Web API
15 23 (22.12%) WCF
15 23 (22.12%) LINQ
15 23 (22.12%) RESTful
15 23 (22.12%) CMS
16 22 (21.15%) Sitecore CMS
16 22 (21.15%) Sitecore
16 22 (21.15%) Entity Framework
16 22 (21.15%) Razor View Engine
17 21 (20.19%) AngularJS
17 21 (20.19%) CSS
17 21 (20.19%) Windows
18 20 (19.23%) Umbraco

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 23 (22.12%) CMS
2 22 (21.15%) Sitecore CMS
3 20 (19.23%) Umbraco
4 19 (18.27%) Kentico
5 11 (10.58%) SharePoint
6 10 (9.62%) Node.js
7 7 (6.73%) IIS
8 5 (4.81%) MS Exchange
8 5 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (4.81%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (3.85%) Lync
9 4 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (2.88%) Apache Solr
10 3 (2.88%) Apache
10 3 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (2.88%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (1.92%) WebLogic
11 2 (1.92%) JBoss
11 2 (1.92%) nginx
11 2 (1.92%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 5 (4.81%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.88%) MS Office
2 3 (2.88%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.92%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.96%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.96%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.96%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 4 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.88%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.96%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 32 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (13.46%) Office 365
3 8 (7.69%) PaaS
4 7 (6.73%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (3.85%) IaaS
6 1 (0.96%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.96%) SaaS
6 1 (0.96%) Heroku
6 1 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.96%) SoftLayer
6 1 (0.96%) Yammer
6 1 (0.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.96%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.58%) TCP/IP
2 8 (7.69%) LDAP
2 8 (7.69%) HTTP
3 7 (6.73%) SSL
4 6 (5.77%) DNS
5 4 (3.85%) VPN
5 4 (3.85%) Firewall
6 3 (2.88%) Wireshark
6 3 (2.88%) VLAN
6 3 (2.88%) SAN
6 3 (2.88%) Internet
7 2 (1.92%) LAN
7 2 (1.92%) PBX
7 2 (1.92%) WAN
7 2 (1.92%) NAS
8 1 (0.96%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (0.96%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.96%) VPLS
8 1 (0.96%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.96%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (35.58%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.62%) MongoDB
3 9 (8.65%) MySQL
4 8 (7.69%) NoSQL
5 7 (6.73%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.88%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.88%) RavenDB
7 2 (1.92%) Triplestore
8 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.96%) SQLite
8 1 (0.96%) Spotfire
8 1 (0.96%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.96%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.96%) Big Data
8 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.96%) MarkLogic
8 1 (0.96%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 12 (11.54%) Git (software)
2 9 (8.65%) Subversion
3 7 (6.73%) Mercurial
4 6 (5.77%) QUnit
4 6 (5.77%) Jasmine
4 6 (5.77%) Grunt
4 6 (5.77%) Bower
4 6 (5.77%) webpack
4 6 (5.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (5.77%) Mocha
5 4 (3.85%) Jenkins
5 4 (3.85%) JIRA
6 3 (2.88%) MSTest
6 3 (2.88%) Moq
7 2 (1.92%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 1 (0.96%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.96%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.96%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (5.77%) Finance
2 4 (3.85%) Retail
3 2 (1.92%) Publishing
4 1 (0.96%) Banking
4 1 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.96%) Back Office
4 1 (0.96%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.96%) Law
4 1 (0.96%) Advertising
4 1 (0.96%) Games
Job Titles
1 51 (49.04%) Developer
2 32 (30.77%) .NET Developer
3 13 (12.50%) Senior Developer
4 11 (10.58%) Architect
5 9 (8.65%) DevOps Engineer
6 8 (7.69%) Senior .NET Developer
7 7 (6.73%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (5.77%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (5.77%) Consultant
8 6 (5.77%) C# Developer
9 5 (4.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (4.81%) Umbraco Developer
10 4 (3.85%) Sitecore Developer
10 4 (3.85%) Lead Developer
10 4 (3.85%) Web Developer
10 4 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 4 (3.85%) CRM Developer
10 4 (3.85%) SharePoint Developer
10 4 (3.85%) Senior C# Developer
11 3 (2.88%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (51.92%) .NET
2 40 (38.46%) ASP.NET
3 31 (29.81%) ASP.NET MVC
4 25 (24.04%) HTML
5 24 (23.08%) .NET Framework
5 24 (23.08%) ASP.NET Web API
6 23 (22.12%) WCF
6 23 (22.12%) LINQ
6 23 (22.12%) RESTful
7 22 (21.15%) Entity Framework
7 22 (21.15%) Razor View Engine
8 21 (20.19%) AngularJS
8 21 (20.19%) CSS
9 20 (19.23%) jQuery
10 19 (18.27%) Web Services
11 17 (16.35%) HTML5
12 14 (13.46%) CSS3
13 8 (7.69%) KnockoutJS
14 7 (6.73%) JSON
14 7 (6.73%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.58%) User Experience
2 7 (6.73%) Open Source
2 7 (6.73%) Mobile App
3 6 (5.77%) Social Media
3 6 (5.77%) PKI
4 4 (3.85%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.88%) iPhone
5 3 (2.88%) Clustering
5 3 (2.88%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.92%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.92%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.96%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.96%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.96%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.96%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.96%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 21 (20.19%) Windows
2 8 (7.69%) Linux
3 5 (4.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.88%) Android
4 3 (2.88%) UNIX
4 3 (2.88%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.92%) Debian
5 2 (1.92%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.96%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (56.73%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (47.12%) TDD
3 43 (41.35%) MVC
4 33 (31.73%) Scrum
5 29 (27.88%) BDD
6 25 (24.04%) Pair Programming
6 25 (24.04%) E-Commerce
7 20 (19.23%) Mentoring
8 18 (17.31%) Unit Testing
9 17 (16.35%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (14.42%) DevOps
11 11 (10.58%) OO
12 10 (9.62%) Configuration Management
13 9 (8.65%) Responsive Web Design
14 8 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
15 7 (6.73%) SOA
16 6 (5.77%) Dependency Management
16 6 (5.77%) Identity Management
17 5 (4.81%) Web Development
17 5 (4.81%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 52 (50.00%) C#
2 25 (24.04%) JavaScript
3 19 (18.27%) SQL
4 14 (13.46%) PowerShell
5 12 (11.54%) Java
6 10 (9.62%) Python
6 10 (9.62%) Ruby
7 7 (6.73%) Scala
8 5 (4.81%) Go
9 2 (1.92%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.92%) C
9 2 (1.92%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.92%) SPARQL
9 2 (1.92%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.96%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.96%) Perl
10 1 (0.96%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 9 (8.65%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.73%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.96%) MCITP
4 1 (0.96%) Degree
4 1 (0.96%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (0.96%) CCNP
4 1 (0.96%) CCNA
4 1 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.96%) MCSE
4 1 (0.96%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.92%) SLA
2 1 (0.96%) QA
System Software
1 18 (17.31%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.81%) Hyper-V
3 4 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.88%) vSphere
5 1 (0.96%) Xen
5 1 (0.96%) KVM
5 1 (0.96%) Docker
5 1 (0.96%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 11 (10.58%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (8.65%) Puppet
3 7 (6.73%) Ansible
4 6 (5.77%) Salt
5 3 (2.88%) SCOM
6 2 (1.92%) Vagrant
6 2 (1.92%) HAProxy
6 2 (1.92%) SCCM
7 1 (0.96%) WSUS
7 1 (0.96%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.96%) MOM
7 1 (0.96%) Nagios
Vendors
1 38 (36.54%) Microsoft
2 22 (21.15%) Sitecore
3 20 (19.23%) EPiServer
4 8 (7.69%) VMware
5 3 (2.88%) Akamai
5 3 (2.88%) HP
5 3 (2.88%) Cisco
5 3 (2.88%) Oracle
6 2 (1.92%) Rackspace
6 2 (1.92%) IBM
6 2 (1.92%) EMC
6 2 (1.92%) NetApp
6 2 (1.92%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.96%) Google
7 1 (0.96%) Riverbed
7 1 (0.96%) SolarWinds
7 1 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.96%) Juniper
7 1 (0.96%) Dell
7 1 (0.96%) New Relic
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