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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 154 190 182
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 42 18 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.83% 0.30% 0.18%
As % of the Cloud Services category 22.58% 16.22% 9.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 16 5
Average daily rate
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£450 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £210 £384
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £406 £400
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 - -
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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
186 111 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.66% 1.88% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 77 74
Average daily rate £450 £423 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.50% -0.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £268 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £573 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £394
% change year-on-year
- +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.23 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+30.62% -9.34%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 41 (50.62%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (48.15%) .NET
3 34 (41.98%) MVC
4 33 (40.74%) Scrum
5 32 (39.51%) TDD
5 32 (39.51%) C#
6 29 (35.80%) Microsoft
7 28 (34.57%) ASP.NET
8 25 (30.86%) SQL Server
9 24 (29.63%) Windows
9 24 (29.63%) ASP.NET MVC
10 23 (28.40%) BDD
11 21 (25.93%) SQL
12 17 (20.99%) .NET Framework
12 17 (20.99%) WCF
12 17 (20.99%) ASP.NET Web API
13 16 (19.75%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 16 (19.75%) RESTful
13 16 (19.75%) Active Directory
13 16 (19.75%) E-Commerce
14 15 (18.52%) Web Services
14 15 (18.52%) CMS
14 15 (18.52%) Sitecore CMS
14 15 (18.52%) Sitecore
14 15 (18.52%) LINQ
14 15 (18.52%) Mentoring
14 15 (18.52%) Razor View Engine
15 14 (17.28%) Office 365
16 13 (16.05%) PowerShell
17 12 (14.81%) Pair Programming

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 15 (18.52%) CMS
1 15 (18.52%) Sitecore CMS
2 9 (11.11%) Node.js
3 8 (9.88%) Kentico
3 8 (9.88%) Umbraco
4 6 (7.41%) IIS
4 6 (7.41%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (6.17%) SharePoint
6 4 (4.94%) MS Exchange
7 3 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (2.47%) Lync
8 2 (2.47%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (2.47%) Apache Solr
8 2 (2.47%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (2.47%) Apache ServiceMix
8 2 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (2.47%) OpenStack
9 1 (1.23%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 5 (6.17%) MS Office
2 3 (3.70%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.23%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (1.23%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.70%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.23%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 14 (17.28%) Office 365
2 5 (6.17%) IaaS
2 5 (6.17%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.94%) PaaS
4 1 (1.23%) Yammer
4 1 (1.23%) SoftLayer
4 1 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.23%) SaaS
4 1 (1.23%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.88%) LDAP
2 6 (7.41%) DNS
2 6 (7.41%) SAN
3 5 (6.17%) VLAN
3 5 (6.17%) NAS
3 5 (6.17%) TCP/IP
4 4 (4.94%) Firewall
4 4 (4.94%) VPN
5 3 (3.70%) HTTP
6 2 (2.47%) WAN
6 2 (2.47%) PBX
6 2 (2.47%) SSL
6 2 (2.47%) Internet
6 2 (2.47%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (1.23%) HSRP
7 1 (1.23%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (1.23%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (1.23%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (1.23%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.23%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (30.86%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.64%) NoSQL
3 6 (7.41%) MySQL
3 6 (7.41%) MongoDB
4 4 (4.94%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (4.94%) Big Data
5 3 (3.70%) RavenDB
5 3 (3.70%) SQLite
5 3 (3.70%) CouchDB
6 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.47%) MarkLogic
7 1 (1.23%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.23%) Apache Hive
7 1 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (6.17%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.94%) MSTest
3 3 (3.70%) JIRA
3 3 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (3.70%) Moq
4 2 (2.47%) Subversion
4 2 (2.47%) TeamCity
4 2 (2.47%) Selenium
5 1 (1.23%) MSBuild
5 1 (1.23%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.23%) Psake
5 1 (1.23%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.23%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.23%) Axure RP
5 1 (1.23%) Hudson
5 1 (1.23%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (1.23%) CruiseControl
5 1 (1.23%) NUnit
General
1 8 (9.88%) Finance
2 5 (6.17%) Retail
3 3 (3.70%) Banking
4 2 (2.47%) Publishing
4 2 (2.47%) Games
5 1 (1.23%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.23%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 37 (45.68%) Developer
2 21 (25.93%) .NET Developer
3 11 (13.58%) Architect
4 6 (7.41%) Senior Developer
5 5 (6.17%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (6.17%) Consultant
5 5 (6.17%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (6.17%) ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (4.94%) C# Developer
6 4 (4.94%) iOS Developer
7 3 (3.70%) Cloud Engineer
7 3 (3.70%) Active Directory Consultant
7 3 (3.70%) Web Developer
7 3 (3.70%) Lead Developer
7 3 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (3.70%) Senior .NET Developer
8 2 (2.47%) Senior C# Developer
8 2 (2.47%) Windows Administrator
8 2 (2.47%) Server Engineer
8 2 (2.47%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (48.15%) .NET
2 28 (34.57%) ASP.NET
3 24 (29.63%) ASP.NET MVC
4 17 (20.99%) .NET Framework
4 17 (20.99%) WCF
4 17 (20.99%) ASP.NET Web API
5 16 (19.75%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 16 (19.75%) RESTful
6 15 (18.52%) Web Services
6 15 (18.52%) LINQ
6 15 (18.52%) Razor View Engine
7 12 (14.81%) CSS
7 12 (14.81%) HTML
8 11 (13.58%) AngularJS
9 10 (12.35%) jQuery
10 9 (11.11%) KnockoutJS
11 7 (8.64%) Ajax
11 7 (8.64%) REST
12 6 (7.41%) Middleware
12 6 (7.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.41%) PKI
2 2 (2.47%) Clustering
2 2 (2.47%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.47%) Data Structures
2 2 (2.47%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.23%) Mobile Computing
3 1 (1.23%) Internet of Things
3 1 (1.23%) User Experience
3 1 (1.23%) iPhone
3 1 (1.23%) Online Games
3 1 (1.23%) Derivative
3 1 (1.23%) Equity Derivative
3 1 (1.23%) Open Source
3 1 (1.23%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.23%) Replication
3 1 (1.23%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 24 (29.63%) Windows
2 8 (9.88%) Linux
2 8 (9.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (6.17%) Apple iOS
4 4 (4.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.47%) UNIX
7 1 (1.23%) Android
7 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (50.62%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (41.98%) MVC
3 33 (40.74%) Scrum
4 32 (39.51%) TDD
5 23 (28.40%) BDD
6 16 (19.75%) E-Commerce
7 15 (18.52%) Mentoring
8 12 (14.81%) Pair Programming
9 10 (12.35%) Unit Testing
10 9 (11.11%) DevOps
11 8 (9.88%) SOA
11 8 (9.88%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (7.41%) Migration
12 6 (7.41%) Identity Management
13 5 (6.17%) Web Development
14 4 (4.94%) TOGAF
14 4 (4.94%) Project Management
14 4 (4.94%) Kanban
14 4 (4.94%) iOS Development
15 3 (3.70%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 32 (39.51%) C#
2 21 (25.93%) SQL
3 13 (16.05%) PowerShell
4 11 (13.58%) JavaScript
5 8 (9.88%) Java
6 4 (4.94%) Objective-C
7 3 (3.70%) C++
8 2 (2.47%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.47%) Python
9 1 (1.23%) Ruby
9 1 (1.23%) Perl
9 1 (1.23%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.23%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (6.17%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.47%) Degree
3 1 (1.23%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.23%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (1.23%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.47%) SLA
2 1 (1.23%) QA
2 1 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (19.75%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.41%) Hyper-V
3 4 (4.94%) vSphere
3 4 (4.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.94%) Platform Symphony
4 2 (2.47%) XenApp
5 1 (1.23%) Docker
5 1 (1.23%) KVM
5 1 (1.23%) Xen
5 1 (1.23%) XenServer
5 1 (1.23%) UAG
Systems Management
1 4 (4.94%) Puppet
2 3 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (3.70%) SCOM
3 2 (2.47%) SCCM
3 2 (2.47%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.23%) Oozie
4 1 (1.23%) Ansible
4 1 (1.23%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (1.23%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.23%) MOM
4 1 (1.23%) Nagios
Vendors
1 29 (35.80%) Microsoft
2 15 (18.52%) Sitecore
3 9 (11.11%) Oracle
4 8 (9.88%) EPiServer
5 7 (8.64%) VMware
6 5 (6.17%) Sybase
7 4 (4.94%) Red Hat
8 3 (3.70%) DataSynapse
8 3 (3.70%) Cisco
8 3 (3.70%) IBM
9 2 (2.47%) HP
9 2 (2.47%) Citrix
9 2 (2.47%) Juniper
9 2 (2.47%) F5
9 2 (2.47%) Riverbed
9 2 (2.47%) Rackspace
10 1 (1.23%) New Relic
10 1 (1.23%) Google
10 1 (1.23%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.23%) Akamai
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