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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 110 139 186
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +47
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 43 49 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.37% 0.95% 0.34%
As % of the Cloud Services category 20.57% 18.63% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 44 18
Average daily rate £425 £430 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +22.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £521 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 -
% change year-on-year
+34.61% -
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
209 263 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 6.64% 5.12% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 198 102
Average daily rate £450 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £325 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £29.64 £17.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.98% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
-13.35% +30.62%

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 12 February 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 12 February 2016, 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 32 (35.16%) C#
2 31 (34.07%) .NET
2 31 (34.07%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (32.97%) SQL
4 29 (31.87%) Microsoft
5 24 (26.37%) Windows
5 24 (26.37%) Finance
6 23 (25.27%) ASP.NET
7 21 (23.08%) SQL Server
8 19 (20.88%) MVC
9 17 (18.68%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (16.48%) ASP.NET MVC
11 14 (15.38%) PowerShell
11 14 (15.38%) Git (software)
11 14 (15.38%) Active Directory
12 13 (14.29%) JavaScript
12 13 (14.29%) Migration
12 13 (14.29%) Azure SQL Database
13 12 (13.19%) MongoDB
13 12 (13.19%) MS Excel
14 11 (12.09%) PaaS
14 11 (12.09%) AngularJS
14 11 (12.09%) IaaS
14 11 (12.09%) ASP.NET Web API
15 10 (10.99%) CSS
15 10 (10.99%) Linux
15 10 (10.99%) VMware
15 10 (10.99%) Continuous Integration
15 10 (10.99%) Subversion
16 9 (9.89%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 4 (4.40%) SharePoint
1 4 (4.40%) Tomcat
2 3 (3.30%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.30%) NServiceBus
3 2 (2.20%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.20%) nginx
3 2 (2.20%) Node.js
3 2 (2.20%) OpenStack
3 2 (2.20%) SAS
3 2 (2.20%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.10%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.10%) IIS
4 1 (1.10%) JBoss
4 1 (1.10%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.10%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (13.19%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.20%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 31 (34.07%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (12.09%) IaaS
2 11 (12.09%) PaaS
3 9 (9.89%) Office 365
4 4 (4.40%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (4.40%) SaaS
5 2 (2.20%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (2.20%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (2.20%) Google Compute Engine
6 1 (1.10%) GitHub
6 1 (1.10%) Heroku
6 1 (1.10%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.10%) OpenShift
6 1 (1.10%) SoftLayer
6 1 (1.10%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.49%) Firewall
2 4 (4.40%) DNS
3 3 (3.30%) VLAN
3 3 (3.30%) VPN
4 2 (2.20%) HTTP
4 2 (2.20%) Internet
4 2 (2.20%) LAN
4 2 (2.20%) Skype
4 2 (2.20%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.20%) WAN
5 1 (1.10%) BGP
5 1 (1.10%) BIG-IP
5 1 (1.10%) DHCP
5 1 (1.10%) NAS
5 1 (1.10%) SAN
5 1 (1.10%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.10%) VoIP
5 1 (1.10%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 13 (14.29%) Azure SQL Database
3 12 (13.19%) MongoDB
4 9 (9.89%) Hadoop
5 7 (7.69%) Big Data
6 5 (5.49%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (5.49%) MySQL
7 4 (4.40%) NoSQL
7 4 (4.40%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (3.30%) RavenDB
8 3 (3.30%) Redis
9 2 (2.20%) Apache Hive
9 2 (2.20%) CouchDB
9 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (2.20%) Neo4j
9 2 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (2.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (2.20%) SQLite
10 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 10 (10.99%) Subversion
3 7 (7.69%) SpecFlow
4 4 (4.40%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (4.40%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.30%) Jenkins
5 3 (3.30%) Mercurial
5 3 (3.30%) Selenium
6 2 (2.20%) NUnit
7 1 (1.10%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.10%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (1.10%) Moq
7 1 (1.10%) MSTest
7 1 (1.10%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.10%) TeamCity
General
1 24 (26.37%) Finance
2 4 (4.40%) Banking
3 3 (3.30%) Retail
4 2 (2.20%) Front Office
4 2 (2.20%) Legal
5 1 (1.10%) Advertising
5 1 (1.10%) Automotive
5 1 (1.10%) Billing
5 1 (1.10%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.10%) Games
5 1 (1.10%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 38 (41.76%) Developer
2 20 (21.98%) C# Developer
3 19 (20.88%) Architect
4 8 (8.79%) Senior Developer
5 7 (7.69%) .NET Developer
5 7 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (7.69%) Project Manager
6 6 (6.59%) Azure Developer
6 6 (6.59%) Big Data Developer
6 6 (6.59%) Cloud Architect
6 6 (6.59%) Hadoop Developer
6 6 (6.59%) Senior Hadoop Developer
7 5 (5.49%) Azure Architect
7 5 (5.49%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (5.49%) Full Stack Developer
8 4 (4.40%) AWS Engineer
8 4 (4.40%) Designer
8 4 (4.40%) iOS Developer
8 4 (4.40%) User Experience Architect
8 4 (4.40%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (34.07%) .NET
2 23 (25.27%) ASP.NET
3 15 (16.48%) ASP.NET MVC
4 11 (12.09%) AngularJS
4 11 (12.09%) ASP.NET Web API
5 10 (10.99%) CSS
6 8 (8.79%) HTML
7 6 (6.59%) Web Services
7 6 (6.59%) XML
8 5 (5.49%) JSON
8 5 (5.49%) React
8 5 (5.49%) Reactive Extensions
8 5 (5.49%) SignalR
8 5 (5.49%) WCF
9 4 (4.40%) .NET Framework
9 4 (4.40%) jQuery
9 4 (4.40%) XSLT
10 3 (3.30%) CSS3
10 3 (3.30%) KnockoutJS
10 3 (3.30%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.69%) Hedge funds
2 6 (6.59%) Public Cloud
3 5 (5.49%) Data Centre
3 5 (5.49%) User Experience
4 3 (3.30%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.20%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.20%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.20%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.20%) Derivative
5 2 (2.20%) Enterprise Cloud
5 2 (2.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (2.20%) Grid Computing
5 2 (2.20%) iPhone
5 2 (2.20%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.20%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.10%) Blog
6 1 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.10%) FlexPod
6 1 (1.10%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (1.10%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 24 (26.37%) Windows
2 10 (10.99%) Linux
3 7 (7.69%) Windows Server
4 4 (4.40%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.30%) Unix
6 2 (2.20%) CentOS
6 2 (2.20%) Debian
6 2 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.20%) Ubuntu
6 2 (2.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.10%) Android
7 1 (1.10%) Solaris
7 1 (1.10%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (20.88%) MVC
2 17 (18.68%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (14.29%) Migration
4 10 (10.99%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (9.89%) DevOps
5 9 (9.89%) TDD
6 8 (8.79%) E-Commerce
6 8 (8.79%) Unit Testing
7 7 (7.69%) Software Engineering
8 6 (6.59%) BDD
8 6 (6.59%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (5.49%) Complex Event Processing
9 5 (5.49%) OO
9 5 (5.49%) Scrum
10 4 (4.40%) Automated Testing
10 4 (4.40%) Information Architecture
10 4 (4.40%) Multithreading
10 4 (4.40%) Programme Management
10 4 (4.40%) SOA
10 4 (4.40%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 32 (35.16%) C#
2 30 (32.97%) SQL
3 14 (15.38%) PowerShell
4 13 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 7 (7.69%) Java
6 5 (5.49%) Bash Shell
6 5 (5.49%) Python
6 5 (5.49%) Ruby
6 5 (5.49%) XAML
7 4 (4.40%) Objective-C
8 3 (3.30%) C++
8 3 (3.30%) Go
9 2 (2.20%) Apple Swift
9 2 (2.20%) Perl
10 1 (1.10%) C
10 1 (1.10%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.10%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (6.59%) AWS Certification
2 5 (5.49%) Degree
3 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.10%) CISSP
4 1 (1.10%) MCITP
4 1 (1.10%) MCSE
4 1 (1.10%) MCT
4 1 (1.10%) MCTS
4 1 (1.10%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.20%) SLA
2 1 (1.10%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.10%) QA
System Software
1 14 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.59%) Hyper-V
2 6 (6.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.40%) Docker
4 3 (3.30%) vSphere
5 2 (2.20%) vCloud
6 1 (1.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (1.10%) MetaFrame
6 1 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.10%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.10%) Xen
6 1 (1.10%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.10%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (6.59%) Puppet
2 4 (4.40%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (4.40%) SCCM
3 2 (2.20%) Ansible
3 2 (2.20%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.20%) Mesos
3 2 (2.20%) SCOM
4 1 (1.10%) BladeLogic
4 1 (1.10%) Control-M
4 1 (1.10%) MIMEsweeper
4 1 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.10%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (1.10%) SCSM
4 1 (1.10%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.10%) Windows Intune
4 1 (1.10%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 29 (31.87%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.99%) VMware
3 4 (4.40%) Oracle
4 3 (3.30%) Cisco
4 3 (3.30%) Rackspace
5 2 (2.20%) Citrix
5 2 (2.20%) Google
5 2 (2.20%) HP
5 2 (2.20%) NetApp
6 1 (1.10%) Ab Initio
6 1 (1.10%) AppSense
6 1 (1.10%) Axway
6 1 (1.10%) BEA
6 1 (1.10%) Blue Coat
6 1 (1.10%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.10%) Netezza
6 1 (1.10%) Nokia
6 1 (1.10%) Perforce
6 1 (1.10%) Symantec
6 1 (1.10%) Teradata
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