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 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 66 136 179
Rank change year-on-year
+70 +43
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 93 60 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.66% 1.09% 0.53%
As % of the Cloud Services category 28.88% 19.54% 14.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 49 29
Average daily rate £463 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £295 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £44.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £80.00 £28.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+185.71% -12.50%
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
322 307 222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.22% 5.58% 3.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 226 167
Average daily rate £494 £425 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.17% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 0
Average hourly rate £20.50 £16.57 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.73% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.61 £25.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +78.57%

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 April 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 30 April 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 46 (36.51%) Microsoft
2 44 (34.92%) .NET
3 38 (30.16%) Amazon AWS
4 36 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (28.57%) TDD
4 36 (28.57%) Java
5 33 (26.19%) C#
5 33 (26.19%) Windows
6 32 (25.40%) Finance
7 31 (24.60%) SQL Server
7 31 (24.60%) DevOps
8 29 (23.02%) PaaS
9 27 (21.43%) Active Directory
10 24 (19.05%) Continuous Delivery
11 23 (18.25%) SQL
11 23 (18.25%) Migration
11 23 (18.25%) Software Engineering
12 20 (15.87%) Continuous Integration
12 20 (15.87%) Puppet
13 19 (15.08%) Web Services
14 18 (14.29%) ASP.NET
14 18 (14.29%) Ruby
14 18 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
14 18 (14.29%) Windows Server
15 17 (13.49%) IaaS
15 17 (13.49%) PowerShell
16 16 (12.70%) Linux
16 16 (12.70%) E-Commerce
16 16 (12.70%) Octopus Deploy
16 16 (12.70%) vSphere

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 16 (12.70%) OpenStack
2 15 (11.90%) Cloud Foundry
3 12 (9.52%) SharePoint
4 9 (7.14%) Confluence
5 5 (3.97%) MS Exchange
6 4 (3.17%) Apache Pig
6 4 (3.17%) Apache Spark
6 4 (3.17%) IIS
7 2 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.59%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.59%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.79%) CMS
8 1 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.79%) JBoss
8 1 (0.79%) SAS
8 1 (0.79%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.79%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (3.97%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 38 (30.16%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (23.02%) PaaS
3 18 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
4 17 (13.49%) IaaS
5 13 (10.32%) Heroku
6 12 (9.52%) Office 365
7 3 (2.38%) OneDrive
7 3 (2.38%) OpenShift
7 3 (2.38%) SaaS
7 3 (2.38%) Yammer
8 1 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.32%) VPN
2 9 (7.14%) DMZ
3 7 (5.56%) DNS
4 3 (2.38%) DHCP
4 3 (2.38%) Firewall
4 3 (2.38%) Skype
4 3 (2.38%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.59%) Internet
5 2 (1.59%) Network Security
5 2 (1.59%) SAN
5 2 (1.59%) VLAN
6 1 (0.79%) AMQP
6 1 (0.79%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.79%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.79%) LAN
6 1 (0.79%) LDAP
6 1 (0.79%) NAS
6 1 (0.79%) SSH
6 1 (0.79%) VoIP
6 1 (0.79%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (24.60%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.94%) Apache Cassandra
2 10 (7.94%) Big Data
2 10 (7.94%) Hadoop
2 10 (7.94%) Redis
3 6 (4.76%) Azure SQL Database
4 5 (3.97%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (3.17%) Apache Hive
5 4 (3.17%) MongoDB
5 4 (3.17%) MySQL
6 3 (2.38%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.59%) CouchDB
7 2 (1.59%) RavenDB
7 2 (1.59%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.59%) SQLite
8 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.79%) Oracle Exadata
8 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (12.70%) Octopus Deploy
2 14 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 10 (7.94%) JIRA
4 9 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (3.17%) Hudson
5 4 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.38%) SpecFlow
6 3 (2.38%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.59%) MSTest
7 2 (1.59%) NUnit
7 2 (1.59%) Selenium
7 2 (1.59%) Vagrant
7 2 (1.59%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.79%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.79%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.79%) Maven
8 1 (0.79%) Subversion
8 1 (0.79%) WebDriver
General
1 32 (25.40%) Finance
2 7 (5.56%) Banking
3 3 (2.38%) Investment Banking
3 3 (2.38%) Marketing
3 3 (2.38%) Retail
4 2 (1.59%) Games
5 1 (0.79%) Advertising
5 1 (0.79%) Billing
5 1 (0.79%) Legal
5 1 (0.79%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 44 (34.92%) Developer
2 18 (14.29%) .NET Developer
2 18 (14.29%) C# Developer
3 16 (12.70%) Architect
3 16 (12.70%) C# .NET Developer
3 16 (12.70%) Cloud Engineer
4 15 (11.90%) DevOps Engineer
5 14 (11.11%) Senior Developer
6 13 (10.32%) Consultant
7 12 (9.52%) Cloud Developer
8 10 (7.94%) Big Data Developer
8 10 (7.94%) Hadoop Developer
8 10 (7.94%) Senior Big Data Developer
8 10 (7.94%) Senior Hadoop Developer
9 9 (7.14%) Azure Developer
10 8 (6.35%) Java Engineer
11 7 (5.56%) Azure Consultant
12 6 (4.76%) SQL Developer
12 6 (4.76%) User Experience Architect
12 6 (4.76%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (34.92%) .NET
2 19 (15.08%) Web Services
3 18 (14.29%) ASP.NET
4 11 (8.73%) ASP.NET Web API
5 10 (7.94%) RabbitMQ
6 8 (6.35%) AngularJS
6 8 (6.35%) XML
7 7 (5.56%) XSLT
8 6 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (4.76%) CSS
8 6 (4.76%) jQuery
9 5 (3.97%) JSON
10 4 (3.17%) .NET Framework
10 4 (3.17%) HTML
10 4 (3.17%) XML Messaging
11 3 (2.38%) REST
12 2 (1.59%) KnockoutJS
12 2 (1.59%) Razor View Engine
12 2 (1.59%) Sass
12 2 (1.59%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.56%) User Experience
2 5 (3.97%) Public Cloud
3 4 (3.17%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.38%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.59%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.59%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.59%) Fintech
5 2 (1.59%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.59%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.79%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.79%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.79%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.79%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 33 (26.19%) Windows
2 18 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 16 (12.70%) Linux
4 9 (7.14%) Unix
5 5 (3.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.38%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.59%) Mesosphere
7 2 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.79%) Android
8 1 (0.79%) Solaris
8 1 (0.79%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 36 (28.57%) TDD
2 31 (24.60%) DevOps
3 24 (19.05%) Continuous Delivery
4 23 (18.25%) Migration
4 23 (18.25%) Software Engineering
5 20 (15.87%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (12.70%) E-Commerce
7 12 (9.52%) BDD
7 12 (9.52%) MVC
8 11 (8.73%) Scrum
9 10 (7.94%) High Availability
10 9 (7.14%) Unit Testing
11 7 (5.56%) CRM
11 7 (5.56%) Investment Management
12 6 (4.76%) Information Architecture
12 6 (4.76%) ITIL
12 6 (4.76%) OO
12 6 (4.76%) SOA
13 5 (3.97%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (28.57%) Java
2 33 (26.19%) C#
3 23 (18.25%) SQL
4 18 (14.29%) Ruby
5 17 (13.49%) PowerShell
6 13 (10.32%) Go
7 11 (8.73%) JavaScript
8 10 (7.94%) Bash Shell
9 8 (6.35%) XAML
10 7 (5.56%) Perl
11 6 (4.76%) Python
12 5 (3.97%) C
13 4 (3.17%) Scala
14 3 (2.38%) T-SQL
15 2 (1.59%) Apple Swift
15 2 (1.59%) Objective-C
15 2 (1.59%) VB
15 2 (1.59%) VB6
16 1 (0.79%) Korn
16 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (3.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (3.17%) AWS Certification
3 3 (2.38%) MCSE
4 2 (1.59%) Degree
4 2 (1.59%) MCITP
4 2 (1.59%) MCSD
4 2 (1.59%) MCTS
5 1 (0.79%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 27 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 16 (12.70%) vSphere
3 13 (10.32%) Docker
4 6 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (3.17%) HDFS
5 4 (3.17%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.38%) Xen
7 2 (1.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (1.59%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.59%) XenServer
8 1 (0.79%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 20 (15.87%) Puppet
2 11 (8.73%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (3.17%) Ansible
4 3 (2.38%) Mesos
5 2 (1.59%) Packer
5 2 (1.59%) SCCM
5 2 (1.59%) Terraform
5 2 (1.59%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.79%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.79%) Control-M
6 1 (0.79%) Graphite
6 1 (0.79%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.79%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (0.79%) Nagios
6 1 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.79%) Salt
6 1 (0.79%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.79%) Windows Intune
6 1 (0.79%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 46 (36.51%) Microsoft
2 12 (9.52%) Splunk
3 11 (8.73%) VMware
4 9 (7.14%) IBM
5 7 (5.56%) Oracle
6 3 (2.38%) Cisco
6 3 (2.38%) Rackspace
7 2 (1.59%) Citrix
7 2 (1.59%) DevExpress
7 2 (1.59%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.59%) Sybase
8 1 (0.79%) Axway
8 1 (0.79%) Blue Coat
8 1 (0.79%) CA
8 1 (0.79%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.79%) Google
8 1 (0.79%) HP
8 1 (0.79%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.79%) Nokia
8 1 (0.79%) SonicWALL
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