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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
London / City of London
Rank 46 98 143
Rank change year-on-year
+52 +45
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 120 49 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 4.08% 1.54% 0.96%
As % of the Cloud Services category 29.63% 20.85% 18.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 39 46
Median daily rate £475 £453 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.97% +5.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £350 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £565 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.88 £35.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-57.50% +34.61%

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
405 235 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.77% 7.38% 5.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 189 211
Median daily rate £488 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £321 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £19.16 £29.64 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.36% +66.98%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-12.79% -13.35%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017, 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.

1 114 (39.86%) Microsoft
2 112 (39.16%) Agile Software Development
3 105 (36.71%) DevOps
4 95 (33.22%) TDD
4 95 (33.22%) Windows
5 94 (32.87%) Amazon AWS
6 77 (26.92%) SQL Server
7 76 (26.57%) C#
8 75 (26.22%) .NET
9 66 (23.08%) SQL
10 60 (20.98%) Finance
11 57 (19.93%) Python
11 57 (19.93%) Public Cloud
12 56 (19.58%) IaaS
13 54 (18.88%) Java
14 52 (18.18%) High Availability
15 51 (17.83%) Scrum
15 51 (17.83%) Jenkins
16 49 (17.13%) BDD
17 48 (16.78%) PowerShell
18 46 (16.08%) Microservices
19 45 (15.73%) Continuous Integration
20 41 (14.34%) JSON
20 41 (14.34%) Business Intelligence
21 39 (13.64%) HTTP
21 39 (13.64%) Office 365
22 37 (12.94%) PaaS
22 37 (12.94%) Team Foundation Server
23 36 (12.59%) Web Services
24 35 (12.24%) SQL Server Integration Services

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 29 (10.14%) IIS
1 29 (10.14%) SharePoint
2 17 (5.94%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (2.45%) Apache
4 6 (2.10%) Apache Spark
4 6 (2.10%) Confluence
4 6 (2.10%) Skype for Business
5 5 (1.75%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.75%) OpenStack
5 5 (1.75%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.05%) Apache Pig
6 3 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.05%) JBoss
7 2 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.70%) Mule ESB
7 2 (0.70%) nginx
7 2 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.70%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.35%) CMS
Applications
1 25 (8.74%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.45%) MS Office
3 1 (0.35%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 24 (8.39%) Dynamics AX
1 24 (8.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.35%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 94 (32.87%) Amazon AWS
2 56 (19.58%) IaaS
3 39 (13.64%) Office 365
4 37 (12.94%) PaaS
5 11 (3.85%) AWS CloudFormation
5 11 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
6 9 (3.15%) SaaS
7 8 (2.80%) TestFlight
8 7 (2.45%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (2.45%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (2.10%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (1.75%) GitHub
11 4 (1.40%) OneDrive
12 3 (1.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 3 (1.05%) Amazon S3
12 3 (1.05%) Yammer
13 2 (0.70%) Data Lake Analytics
13 2 (0.70%) Google App Engine
14 1 (0.35%) IBM Cloud
14 1 (0.35%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (13.64%) HTTP
2 30 (10.49%) MQTT
2 30 (10.49%) RTSP
3 21 (7.34%) VPN
4 19 (6.64%) DNS
5 17 (5.94%) Firewall
6 12 (4.20%) SAN
7 9 (3.15%) LAN
8 8 (2.80%) WAN
9 7 (2.45%) DMZ
10 6 (2.10%) Skype
11 5 (1.75%) DHCP
12 4 (1.40%) Internet
13 3 (1.05%) BGP
13 3 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
13 3 (1.05%) ICMP
13 3 (1.05%) Kerberos
13 3 (1.05%) LDAP
13 3 (1.05%) MPLS
13 3 (1.05%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (26.92%) SQL Server
2 35 (12.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 21 (7.34%) NoSQL
4 19 (6.64%) Azure SQL Database
5 18 (6.29%) SQL Server 2008
6 17 (5.94%) Data Warehouse
6 17 (5.94%) MongoDB
7 14 (4.90%) SQL Server 2012
8 12 (4.20%) MySQL
8 12 (4.20%) Power BI
9 10 (3.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (3.15%) Big Data
10 9 (3.15%) CouchDB
10 9 (3.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (2.80%) SQLite
12 7 (2.45%) Hadoop
13 5 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
14 4 (1.40%) Apache Cassandra
14 4 (1.40%) Apache Hive
14 4 (1.40%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 51 (17.83%) Jenkins
2 37 (12.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 30 (10.49%) Git (software)
4 26 (9.09%) JIRA
5 14 (4.90%) MSTest
6 12 (4.20%) TeamCity
7 11 (3.85%) NUnit
8 8 (2.80%) Octopus Deploy
8 8 (2.80%) Visual Studio
9 7 (2.45%) MSBuild
10 6 (2.10%) SpecFlow
11 5 (1.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (1.75%) Axure RP
12 4 (1.40%) Selenium
12 4 (1.40%) Subversion
12 4 (1.40%) WebDriver
13 3 (1.05%) Bitbucket
13 3 (1.05%) Sonatype Nexus
14 2 (0.70%) Mercurial
14 2 (0.70%) ReSharper
General
1 60 (20.98%) Finance
2 17 (5.94%) Banking
3 14 (4.90%) Retail
4 8 (2.80%) Advertising
5 4 (1.40%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.40%) Marketing
6 3 (1.05%) Legal
7 2 (0.70%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.70%) Law
8 1 (0.35%) Back Office
8 1 (0.35%) Billing
8 1 (0.35%) Games
8 1 (0.35%) Military
8 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 114 (39.86%) Developer
2 47 (16.43%) Senior Developer
3 46 (16.08%) Architect
4 33 (11.54%) Java Developer
5 32 (11.19%) DevOps Engineer
6 27 (9.44%) Senior Java Developer
7 25 (8.74%) Consultant
8 22 (7.69%) Azure Engineer
9 21 (7.34%) Dynamics AX Developer
10 19 (6.64%) Microsoft Developer
11 18 (6.29%) Azure Architect
12 16 (5.59%) Solutions Architect
13 15 (5.24%) C# Developer
14 14 (4.90%) AWS Developer
15 13 (4.55%) Azure Consultant
15 13 (4.55%) Azure Developer
15 13 (4.55%) Cloud Architect
16 12 (4.20%) Agile Developer
16 12 (4.20%) Senior Agile Developer
16 12 (4.20%) Senior Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (26.22%) .NET
2 41 (14.34%) JSON
3 36 (12.59%) Web Services
4 35 (12.24%) Kafka
4 35 (12.24%) Protocol Buffers
4 35 (12.24%) WCF
5 31 (10.84%) HTML
6 27 (9.44%) ASP.NET
7 25 (8.74%) ASP.NET Web API
8 23 (8.04%) CSS
9 22 (7.69%) REST
10 18 (6.29%) AngularJS
11 17 (5.94%) ASP.NET MVC
12 14 (4.90%) RESTful
13 13 (4.55%) .NET Framework
13 13 (4.55%) SOAP
14 11 (3.85%) XML
15 10 (3.50%) Entity Framework
15 10 (3.50%) jQuery
16 9 (3.15%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 57 (19.93%) Public Cloud
2 30 (10.49%) Video on Demand
3 15 (5.24%) Data Centre
3 15 (5.24%) Mobile App
4 14 (4.90%) Streaming Video
5 8 (2.80%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (2.45%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (2.10%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.75%) Hedge funds
8 5 (1.75%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.75%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.40%) PKI
9 4 (1.40%) Replication
10 3 (1.05%) Clustering
11 2 (0.70%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.70%) EMC VNX
11 2 (0.70%) Grid Computing
11 2 (0.70%) NHS
11 2 (0.70%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.35%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 95 (33.22%) Windows
2 28 (9.79%) Linux
2 28 (9.79%) Windows Server
3 14 (4.90%) Apple iOS
3 14 (4.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (3.15%) Android
4 9 (3.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (2.80%) Unix
6 5 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.05%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.70%) CentOS
8 2 (0.70%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.70%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.70%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.70%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.70%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.35%) Solaris
9 1 (0.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (39.16%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (36.71%) DevOps
3 95 (33.22%) TDD
4 52 (18.18%) High Availability
5 51 (17.83%) Scrum
6 49 (17.13%) BDD
7 46 (16.08%) Microservices
8 45 (15.73%) Continuous Integration
9 41 (14.34%) Business Intelligence
10 34 (11.89%) Pair Programming
11 27 (9.44%) MVC
12 24 (8.39%) CRM
12 24 (8.39%) E-Commerce
13 23 (8.04%) Migration
14 22 (7.69%) ERP
15 20 (6.99%) Configuration Management
16 18 (6.29%) Open Source
17 16 (5.59%) ITIL
17 16 (5.59%) Logistics
18 15 (5.24%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 76 (26.57%) C#
2 66 (23.08%) SQL
3 57 (19.93%) Python
4 54 (18.88%) Java
5 48 (16.78%) PowerShell
6 33 (11.54%) C
7 30 (10.49%) JavaScript
8 20 (6.99%) T-SQL
9 19 (6.64%) Ruby
10 10 (3.50%) Bash Shell
11 9 (3.15%) Apple Swift
12 8 (2.80%) Objective-C
13 7 (2.45%) PHP
14 6 (2.10%) Perl
15 5 (1.75%) XAML
16 4 (1.40%) PL/SQL
16 4 (1.40%) R
17 3 (1.05%) Scala
18 2 (0.70%) VB
18 2 (0.70%) XPath
Qualifications
1 19 (6.64%) Degree
2 10 (3.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (2.45%) MCSE
4 5 (1.75%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.75%) Security Cleared
5 4 (1.40%) AWS Certification
5 4 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.70%) CCNP
6 2 (0.70%) CCSA
6 2 (0.70%) CCSE
6 2 (0.70%) MCITP
6 2 (0.70%) MCP
7 1 (0.35%) CCNA
7 1 (0.35%) ISEB
7 1 (0.35%) JNCIE
7 1 (0.35%) MCSD
7 1 (0.35%) MCTS
7 1 (0.35%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.35%) PMP
7 1 (0.35%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.50%) QA
2 3 (1.05%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (10.84%) Active Directory
2 16 (5.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (5.24%) Docker
4 10 (3.50%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (1.75%) VMware ESX
6 4 (1.40%) XenApp
7 3 (1.05%) vCloud
8 2 (0.70%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.70%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.70%) HDFS
9 1 (0.35%) Gluster
9 1 (0.35%) iptables
9 1 (0.35%) NFS
9 1 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (6.99%) Ansible
3 15 (5.24%) Puppet
4 13 (4.55%) SCOM
5 8 (2.80%) SCCM
6 7 (2.45%) Terraform
7 3 (1.05%) HAProxy
7 3 (1.05%) Salt
7 3 (1.05%) SCOrch
7 3 (1.05%) SCSM
7 3 (1.05%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.70%) Hadoop YARN
8 2 (0.70%) Kibana
8 2 (0.70%) logstash
8 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.70%) Rundeck
8 2 (0.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (0.70%) WSUS
8 2 (0.70%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 114 (39.86%) Microsoft
2 26 (9.09%) VMware
3 14 (4.90%) Cisco
4 11 (3.85%) Oracle
4 11 (3.85%) Splunk
5 9 (3.15%) Citrix
6 8 (2.80%) CheckPoint
6 8 (2.80%) New Relic
7 7 (2.45%) Google
7 7 (2.45%) HP
8 6 (2.10%) Dell
9 5 (1.75%) Rackspace
9 5 (1.75%) SAP
9 5 (1.75%) ServiceNow
9 5 (1.75%) Xamarin
10 4 (1.40%) Atlassian
10 4 (1.40%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.05%) 3PAR
11 3 (1.05%) Sitecore
11 3 (1.05%) Symantec
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