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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 128 181 180
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 58 18 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.17% 0.32% 0.24%
As % of the Cloud Services category 26.85% 14.52% 12.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 15 10
Average daily rate
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£425 £388 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £210 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £419 £400
% change year-on-year
-4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 - -
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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
216 124 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 4.37% 2.18% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 81 76
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £221 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £12.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+70.00% -33.33%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 53 (56.38%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (50.00%) .NET
3 44 (46.81%) TDD
4 42 (44.68%) C#
5 38 (40.43%) MVC
6 36 (38.30%) Microsoft
7 34 (36.17%) ASP.NET
8 31 (32.98%) Scrum
9 27 (28.72%) SQL Server
10 24 (25.53%) ASP.NET MVC
10 24 (25.53%) BDD
11 23 (24.47%) SQL
11 23 (24.47%) Web Services
12 22 (23.40%) HTML
13 21 (22.34%) JavaScript
13 21 (22.34%) Pair Programming
13 21 (22.34%) jQuery
13 21 (22.34%) ASP.NET Web API
14 20 (21.28%) WCF
14 20 (21.28%) RESTful
14 20 (21.28%) Windows
15 18 (19.15%) CSS
15 18 (19.15%) E-Commerce
15 18 (19.15%) Mentoring
16 17 (18.09%) AngularJS
16 17 (18.09%) Continuous Integration
17 16 (17.02%) .NET Framework
17 16 (17.02%) Active Directory
18 15 (15.96%) LINQ
18 15 (15.96%) HTML5

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 14 (14.89%) CMS
1 14 (14.89%) Sitecore CMS
2 11 (11.70%) Kentico
2 11 (11.70%) Node.js
2 11 (11.70%) Umbraco
3 9 (9.57%) SharePoint
4 6 (6.38%) MS Exchange
5 5 (5.32%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (4.26%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (4.26%) IIS
6 4 (4.26%) Apache Solr
7 3 (3.19%) Lync
7 3 (3.19%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (2.13%) Apache ServiceMix
8 2 (2.13%) OpenStack
8 2 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (2.13%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (1.06%) JBoss
Applications
1 7 (7.45%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.26%) MS Office
3 2 (2.13%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.06%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.06%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.06%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 4 (4.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.19%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.06%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.06%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 15 (15.96%) Office 365
2 7 (7.45%) PaaS
3 5 (5.32%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (5.32%) IaaS
4 1 (1.06%) SoftLayer
4 1 (1.06%) Yammer
4 1 (1.06%) SaaS
4 1 (1.06%) Heroku
4 1 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.51%) LDAP
2 6 (6.38%) HTTP
2 6 (6.38%) TCP/IP
3 5 (5.32%) DNS
3 5 (5.32%) SSL
4 4 (4.26%) SAN
4 4 (4.26%) Firewall
4 4 (4.26%) VLAN
5 3 (3.19%) VPN
5 3 (3.19%) NAS
6 2 (2.13%) LAN
6 2 (2.13%) PBX
6 2 (2.13%) WAN
6 2 (2.13%) Internet
7 1 (1.06%) DWDM
7 1 (1.06%) MPLS
7 1 (1.06%) OSPF
7 1 (1.06%) EIGRP
7 1 (1.06%) VRRP
7 1 (1.06%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (28.72%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.57%) MySQL
2 9 (9.57%) NoSQL
3 8 (8.51%) MongoDB
4 4 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (4.26%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (3.19%) RavenDB
5 3 (3.19%) Big Data
5 3 (3.19%) SQLite
5 3 (3.19%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (3.19%) CouchDB
6 2 (2.13%) MarkLogic
6 2 (2.13%) Triplestore
7 1 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.06%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 8 (8.51%) Git (software)
2 7 (7.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (6.38%) Mocha
3 6 (6.38%) QUnit
3 6 (6.38%) Jasmine
3 6 (6.38%) Grunt
3 6 (6.38%) Bower
4 5 (5.32%) Subversion
5 4 (4.26%) Mercurial
5 4 (4.26%) MSTest
6 3 (3.19%) Moq
6 3 (3.19%) JIRA
7 2 (2.13%) Selenium
7 2 (2.13%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.06%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (1.06%) NUnit
8 1 (1.06%) CruiseControl
8 1 (1.06%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.06%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 7 (7.45%) Finance
2 3 (3.19%) Retail
3 2 (2.13%) Publishing
3 2 (2.13%) Games
3 2 (2.13%) Banking
4 1 (1.06%) Back Office
4 1 (1.06%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 47 (50.00%) Developer
2 24 (25.53%) .NET Developer
3 12 (12.77%) Architect
4 11 (11.70%) Senior Developer
5 7 (7.45%) Web Developer
5 7 (7.45%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (6.38%) Consultant
7 5 (5.32%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (5.32%) C# Developer
7 5 (5.32%) Senior .NET Developer
8 4 (4.26%) CRM Developer
8 4 (4.26%) iOS Developer
8 4 (4.26%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 3 (3.19%) Active Directory Consultant
9 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Developer
9 3 (3.19%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (3.19%) Umbraco Developer
9 3 (3.19%) Technical Leader
9 3 (3.19%) Senior Web Developer
9 3 (3.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (50.00%) .NET
2 34 (36.17%) ASP.NET
3 24 (25.53%) ASP.NET MVC
4 23 (24.47%) Web Services
5 22 (23.40%) HTML
6 21 (22.34%) jQuery
6 21 (22.34%) ASP.NET Web API
7 20 (21.28%) RESTful
7 20 (21.28%) WCF
8 18 (19.15%) CSS
9 17 (18.09%) AngularJS
10 16 (17.02%) .NET Framework
11 15 (15.96%) LINQ
11 15 (15.96%) HTML5
12 14 (14.89%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 14 (14.89%) Razor View Engine
13 12 (12.77%) CSS3
14 8 (8.51%) JSON
14 8 (8.51%) XML
15 7 (7.45%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.51%) User Experience
2 6 (6.38%) Social Media
2 6 (6.38%) PKI
3 4 (4.26%) Open Source
4 3 (3.19%) Clustering
5 2 (2.13%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.13%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.13%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.06%) Online Games
6 1 (1.06%) iPhone
6 1 (1.06%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.06%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.06%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.06%) Replication
6 1 (1.06%) Grid Computing
6 1 (1.06%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.06%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.06%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 20 (21.28%) Windows
2 7 (7.45%) Linux
3 6 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (5.32%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.13%) UNIX
6 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.06%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (56.38%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (46.81%) TDD
3 38 (40.43%) MVC
4 31 (32.98%) Scrum
5 24 (25.53%) BDD
6 21 (22.34%) Pair Programming
7 18 (19.15%) E-Commerce
7 18 (19.15%) Mentoring
8 17 (18.09%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (14.89%) Unit Testing
9 14 (14.89%) DevOps
10 8 (8.51%) SOA
10 8 (8.51%) OO
11 6 (6.38%) Configuration Management
11 6 (6.38%) Identity Management
11 6 (6.38%) Dependency Management
12 5 (5.32%) Responsive Web Design
12 5 (5.32%) Migration
12 5 (5.32%) CRM
13 4 (4.26%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (44.68%) C#
2 23 (24.47%) SQL
3 21 (22.34%) JavaScript
4 14 (14.89%) PowerShell
5 10 (10.64%) Java
6 5 (5.32%) Python
7 4 (4.26%) Objective-C
7 4 (4.26%) Ruby
8 3 (3.19%) Scala
8 3 (3.19%) Golang
9 2 (2.13%) TypeScript
9 2 (2.13%) SPARQL
9 2 (2.13%) C
9 2 (2.13%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.06%) Perl
10 1 (1.06%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (7.45%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.19%) VCP4
2 3 (3.19%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.13%) Degree
4 1 (1.06%) MCITP
4 1 (1.06%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (1.06%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.06%) MCSE
4 1 (1.06%) MCSA
4 1 (1.06%) CCNP
4 1 (1.06%) CCNA
4 1 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.13%) SLA
2 1 (1.06%) QA
System Software
1 16 (17.02%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.45%) Hyper-V
3 5 (5.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (4.26%) vSphere
5 2 (2.13%) Platform Symphony
6 1 (1.06%) KVM
6 1 (1.06%) Docker
6 1 (1.06%) vCloud
6 1 (1.06%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (7.45%) Puppet
2 6 (6.38%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (4.26%) Ansible
4 3 (3.19%) Salt
5 2 (2.13%) Vagrant
5 2 (2.13%) SCOM
6 1 (1.06%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (1.06%) MOM
6 1 (1.06%) Nagios
6 1 (1.06%) SCCM
Vendors
1 36 (38.30%) Microsoft
2 14 (14.89%) Sitecore
3 12 (12.77%) EPiServer
4 6 (6.38%) VMware
5 4 (4.26%) Oracle
6 3 (3.19%) Sybase
6 3 (3.19%) Cisco
6 3 (3.19%) Rackspace
7 2 (2.13%) IBM
7 2 (2.13%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.06%) Google
8 1 (1.06%) DataSynapse
8 1 (1.06%) Riverbed
8 1 (1.06%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.06%) Akamai
8 1 (1.06%) F5
8 1 (1.06%) HP
8 1 (1.06%) Dell
8 1 (1.06%) Juniper
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