The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category for the City of London region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 167 201 216
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +15
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 29 24 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.50% 0.34% 0.14%
As % of the Cloud Services category 18.01% 15.58% 11.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 20 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £325 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £453 £553
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - £13.50
Cloud Services Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
161 154 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.78% 2.17% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 114 66
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £238 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+29.16% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £32.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-50.00% +137.03%
Microsoft Azure
London

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 23 July 2014.

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 July 2014, 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 44 (67.69%) C#
2 37 (56.92%) .NET
3 34 (52.31%) Microsoft
4 29 (44.62%) ASP.NET
5 27 (41.54%) SQL Server
6 26 (40.00%) MVC
7 23 (35.38%) TDD
7 23 (35.38%) Windows
7 23 (35.38%) ASP.NET MVC
8 22 (33.85%) Web Services
9 19 (29.23%) PaaS
10 18 (27.69%) Unit Testing
11 17 (26.15%) XML
12 16 (24.62%) SQL
13 15 (23.08%) MS Excel
13 15 (23.08%) HTTP
13 15 (23.08%) WCF
14 13 (20.00%) Scrum
15 12 (18.46%) HTML
16 11 (16.92%) JavaScript
16 11 (16.92%) SOA
16 11 (16.92%) .NET Framework
17 10 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
17 10 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
17 10 (15.38%) Multithreading
17 10 (15.38%) SaaS
18 9 (13.85%) Azure SQL Database
18 9 (13.85%) REST
18 9 (13.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 9 (13.85%) E-Commerce

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 7 (10.77%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (9.23%) IIS
3 3 (4.62%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.08%) Node.js
5 1 (1.54%) Sitefinity
5 1 (1.54%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.54%) Apache
5 1 (1.54%) CMS
5 1 (1.54%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (23.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (12.31%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (29.23%) PaaS
2 10 (15.38%) SaaS
3 6 (9.23%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (9.23%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (9.23%) IaaS
4 4 (6.15%) Office 365
5 1 (1.54%) Google Compute Engine
5 1 (1.54%) Gitorious
5 1 (1.54%) Heroku
5 1 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 15 (23.08%) HTTP
2 3 (4.62%) SSL
2 3 (4.62%) Wireshark
2 3 (4.62%) tcpdump
3 1 (1.54%) Internet
3 1 (1.54%) SNMP
3 1 (1.54%) DNS
3 1 (1.54%) DHCP
3 1 (1.54%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (41.54%) SQL Server
2 9 (13.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (13.85%) Azure SQL Database
3 8 (12.31%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (6.15%) Relational Database
4 4 (6.15%) NoSQL
5 3 (4.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (4.62%) RDBMS
6 2 (3.08%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.54%) CouchDB
7 1 (1.54%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.54%) MySQL
7 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (12.31%) NUnit
1 8 (12.31%) Git (software)
2 7 (10.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (10.77%) Visual Studio
3 6 (9.23%) TeamCity
3 6 (9.23%) Jenkins
4 5 (7.69%) Bugzilla
4 5 (7.69%) JIRA
4 5 (7.69%) Selenium
5 4 (6.15%) Calabash
5 4 (6.15%) SpecFlow
6 2 (3.08%) Subversion
7 1 (1.54%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (1.54%) JMeter
7 1 (1.54%) JSUnit
7 1 (1.54%) QUnit
7 1 (1.54%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.54%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.54%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.54%) NCover
General
1 5 (7.69%) Finance
2 4 (6.15%) Retail
3 2 (3.08%) Advertising
3 2 (3.08%) Games
4 1 (1.54%) Banking
4 1 (1.54%) Legal
4 1 (1.54%) Marketing
4 1 (1.54%) Mandarin Language
4 1 (1.54%) Italian Language
4 1 (1.54%) Japanese Language
4 1 (1.54%) Korean Language
4 1 (1.54%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.54%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 42 (64.62%) Developer
2 18 (27.69%) .NET Developer
3 15 (23.08%) C# Developer
4 9 (13.85%) ASP.NET Developer
4 9 (13.85%) Senior Developer
5 8 (12.31%) C# .NET Developer
6 7 (10.77%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (9.23%) BizTalk Developer
8 5 (7.69%) Senior BizTalk Developer
9 4 (6.15%) Software Engineer
10 3 (4.62%) Senior .NET Developer
10 3 (4.62%) Architect
10 3 (4.62%) Consultant
11 2 (3.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 2 (3.08%) Design Engineer
11 2 (3.08%) CRM Consultant
11 2 (3.08%) Software Design Engineer
11 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Consultant
11 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Developer
11 2 (3.08%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (56.92%) .NET
2 29 (44.62%) ASP.NET
3 23 (35.38%) ASP.NET MVC
4 22 (33.85%) Web Services
5 17 (26.15%) XML
6 15 (23.08%) WCF
7 12 (18.46%) HTML
8 11 (16.92%) .NET Framework
9 9 (13.85%) CSS
9 9 (13.85%) REST
10 8 (12.31%) JSON
11 7 (10.77%) jQuery
12 6 (9.23%) HTML5
12 6 (9.23%) SOAP
12 6 (9.23%) XSD
12 6 (9.23%) XSL
12 6 (9.23%) ASP.NET Web API
13 5 (7.69%) KnockoutJS
13 5 (7.69%) AngularJS
13 5 (7.69%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
1 1 (1.54%) FMCG
1 1 (1.54%) Visualisation
1 1 (1.54%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 23 (35.38%) Windows
2 4 (6.15%) Linux
3 3 (4.62%) Android
4 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.54%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.54%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.54%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (40.00%) MVC
2 23 (35.38%) TDD
3 18 (27.69%) Unit Testing
4 13 (20.00%) Scrum
5 11 (16.92%) SOA
6 10 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (15.38%) Multithreading
7 9 (13.85%) E-Commerce
8 8 (12.31%) OO
8 8 (12.31%) CRM
9 6 (9.23%) OOP
9 6 (9.23%) BDD
9 6 (9.23%) CQRS
10 5 (7.69%) DevOps
10 5 (7.69%) EAI
10 5 (7.69%) Data Modelling
10 5 (7.69%) OOD
10 5 (7.69%) Test Automation
10 5 (7.69%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 44 (67.69%) C#
2 16 (24.62%) SQL
3 11 (16.92%) JavaScript
4 9 (13.85%) Java
5 4 (6.15%) T-SQL
6 3 (4.62%) C
6 3 (4.62%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.08%) VB.NET
7 2 (3.08%) C++
8 1 (1.54%) VB
8 1 (1.54%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.54%) Python
8 1 (1.54%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.54%) Ruby
8 1 (1.54%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (1.54%) Degree
1 1 (1.54%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.54%) SLA
1 1 (1.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.54%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (9.23%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (6.15%) Puppet
3 3 (4.62%) Vagrant
4 2 (3.08%) SCCM
5 1 (1.54%) SCOM
5 1 (1.54%) WMI
Vendors
1 34 (52.31%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.15%) Google
3 3 (4.62%) Akamai
3 3 (4.62%) Oracle
4 2 (3.08%) VMware
4 2 (3.08%) WSO2
5 1 (1.54%) Rackspace
5 1 (1.54%) JBoss
5 1 (1.54%) Cisco
5 1 (1.54%) HP
5 1 (1.54%) Citrix
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Acorn
Rate: £26400 per annum + plus full benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £500 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 21 days ago