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 27 November 2014 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 164 198 195
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 38 23 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.66% 0.33% 0.047%
As % of the Cloud Services category 20.54% 16.08% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 19 2
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£375 £350 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -19.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £300 £359
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £550 £507
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £394
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+26.82% -31.66%
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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
185 143 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.20% 2.05% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 103 60
Average daily rate £425 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £300 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £16.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.23 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+4.49% -37.36%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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 43 (56.58%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (50.00%) .NET
3 37 (48.68%) Microsoft
4 34 (44.74%) C#
5 29 (38.16%) ASP.NET
5 29 (38.16%) MVC
6 27 (35.53%) TDD
7 25 (32.89%) Scrum
8 24 (31.58%) Windows
9 22 (28.95%) SQL
10 21 (27.63%) ASP.NET MVC
11 19 (25.00%) Web Services
12 18 (23.68%) SQL Server
13 17 (22.37%) BDD
14 14 (18.42%) HTML
14 14 (18.42%) CSS
15 13 (17.11%) JavaScript
15 13 (17.11%) WCF
16 12 (15.79%) .NET Framework
16 12 (15.79%) ASP.NET Web API
17 11 (14.47%) Java
17 11 (14.47%) Oracle
17 11 (14.47%) Linux
18 10 (13.16%) MS Excel
18 10 (13.16%) E-Commerce
18 10 (13.16%) jQuery
18 10 (13.16%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 10 (13.16%) REST
18 10 (13.16%) RESTful
18 10 (13.16%) AngularJS

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

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 8 (10.53%) CMS
1 8 (10.53%) Node.js
1 8 (10.53%) Sitecore CMS
2 6 (7.89%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.26%) IIS
4 2 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.63%) Apache ServiceMix
4 2 (2.63%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.63%) JBoss
4 2 (2.63%) Apache Solr
4 2 (2.63%) Kentico
4 2 (2.63%) OpenStack
4 2 (2.63%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.32%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.32%) Eucalyptus
5 1 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.32%) Apache
Applications
1 10 (13.16%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.95%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.63%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.53%) PaaS
2 6 (7.89%) Office 365
3 5 (6.58%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (3.95%) IaaS
5 2 (2.63%) Heroku
5 2 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.21%) HTTP
2 5 (6.58%) DNS
3 4 (5.26%) TCP/IP
3 4 (5.26%) SAN
4 3 (3.95%) NAS
5 2 (2.63%) FTP
5 2 (2.63%) SNMP
5 2 (2.63%) VPN
5 2 (2.63%) DHCP
5 2 (2.63%) VLAN
6 1 (1.32%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (1.32%) Firewall
6 1 (1.32%) Internet
6 1 (1.32%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.32%) VoIP
6 1 (1.32%) WAN
6 1 (1.32%) SSL
6 1 (1.32%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (23.68%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.21%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (7.89%) MySQL
3 6 (7.89%) NoSQL
4 4 (5.26%) Big Data
4 4 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (3.95%) MongoDB
5 3 (3.95%) Hadoop
5 3 (3.95%) CouchDB
6 2 (2.63%) MarkLogic
6 2 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.63%) RavenDB
6 2 (2.63%) SQLite
7 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.32%) Apache Hive
7 1 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (6.58%) Git (software)
1 5 (6.58%) Visual Studio
2 4 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (3.95%) JIRA
3 3 (3.95%) MSTest
3 3 (3.95%) Subversion
4 2 (2.63%) NUnit
4 2 (2.63%) TeamCity
4 2 (2.63%) Moq
4 2 (2.63%) Selenium
5 1 (1.32%) Hudson
5 1 (1.32%) MSBuild
5 1 (1.32%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.32%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.32%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (2.63%) Banking
1 2 (2.63%) Retail
1 2 (2.63%) Finance
2 1 (1.32%) Mandarin Language
2 1 (1.32%) Italian Language
2 1 (1.32%) Japanese Language
2 1 (1.32%) Korean Language
2 1 (1.32%) Spanish Language
2 1 (1.32%) Games
2 1 (1.32%) Publishing
2 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.32%) Financial Institution
2 1 (1.32%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (50.00%) Developer
2 16 (21.05%) .NET Developer
3 10 (13.16%) Architect
4 7 (9.21%) C# Developer
5 6 (7.89%) ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) Consultant
6 4 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (5.26%) Senior Developer
7 3 (3.95%) Web Developer
7 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Consultant
8 2 (2.63%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (2.63%) Cloud Engineer
8 2 (2.63%) Windows Administrator
8 2 (2.63%) Technical Leader
8 2 (2.63%) Senior .NET Developer
8 2 (2.63%) CRM Consultant
8 2 (2.63%) Server Engineer
8 2 (2.63%) Administrator
8 2 (2.63%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (50.00%) .NET
2 29 (38.16%) ASP.NET
3 21 (27.63%) ASP.NET MVC
4 19 (25.00%) Web Services
5 14 (18.42%) HTML
5 14 (18.42%) CSS
6 13 (17.11%) WCF
7 12 (15.79%) .NET Framework
7 12 (15.79%) ASP.NET Web API
8 10 (13.16%) jQuery
8 10 (13.16%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 10 (13.16%) REST
8 10 (13.16%) RESTful
8 10 (13.16%) AngularJS
9 9 (11.84%) KnockoutJS
10 8 (10.53%) XML
10 8 (10.53%) Razor View Engine
10 8 (10.53%) LINQ
11 6 (7.89%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 6 (7.89%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (2.63%) Data Structures
1 2 (2.63%) Open Source
1 2 (2.63%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.32%) Derivative
2 1 (1.32%) Equity Derivative
2 1 (1.32%) Online Games
2 1 (1.32%) Visualisation
2 1 (1.32%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.32%) Replication
2 1 (1.32%) Grid Computing
2 1 (1.32%) User Experience
2 1 (1.32%) Internet of Things
2 1 (1.32%) Mobile Computing
2 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 24 (31.58%) Windows
2 11 (14.47%) Linux
3 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.95%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.95%) UNIX
6 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.32%) Android
7 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (56.58%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (38.16%) MVC
3 27 (35.53%) TDD
4 25 (32.89%) Scrum
5 17 (22.37%) BDD
6 10 (13.16%) E-Commerce
7 9 (11.84%) Mentoring
7 9 (11.84%) SOA
8 8 (10.53%) Migration
8 8 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (9.21%) CQRS
9 7 (9.21%) DevOps
10 6 (7.89%) Pair Programming
10 6 (7.89%) Web Development
11 5 (6.58%) Enterprise Architecture
11 5 (6.58%) Multithreading
11 5 (6.58%) Unit Testing
11 5 (6.58%) Software Engineering
12 3 (3.95%) Kanban
12 3 (3.95%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 34 (44.74%) C#
2 22 (28.95%) SQL
3 13 (17.11%) JavaScript
4 11 (14.47%) Java
5 6 (7.89%) PowerShell
6 5 (6.58%) C++
7 2 (2.63%) C
7 2 (2.63%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.63%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.32%) Ruby
8 1 (1.32%) Perl
8 1 (1.32%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.32%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.32%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.95%) Degree
3 1 (1.32%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (1.32%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.63%) SLA
2 1 (1.32%) QA
2 1 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (11.84%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.26%) Platform Symphony
2 4 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.95%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.63%) XenApp
4 2 (2.63%) vSphere
5 1 (1.32%) Xen
5 1 (1.32%) UAG
5 1 (1.32%) XenServer
5 1 (1.32%) Docker
5 1 (1.32%) KVM
Systems Management
1 5 (6.58%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (5.26%) Puppet
3 3 (3.95%) SCCM
3 3 (3.95%) SCOM
4 2 (2.63%) Vagrant
5 1 (1.32%) WMI
5 1 (1.32%) MOM
5 1 (1.32%) Nagios
5 1 (1.32%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (1.32%) Ansible
5 1 (1.32%) Oozie
Vendors
1 37 (48.68%) Microsoft
2 11 (14.47%) Oracle
3 8 (10.53%) Sitecore
4 7 (9.21%) VMware
5 5 (6.58%) Sybase
6 4 (5.26%) Red Hat
7 3 (3.95%) DataSynapse
7 3 (3.95%) Rackspace
7 3 (3.95%) HP
8 2 (2.63%) Citrix
8 2 (2.63%) EPiServer
9 1 (1.32%) 3PAR
9 1 (1.32%) Akamai
9 1 (1.32%) F5
9 1 (1.32%) Riverbed
9 1 (1.32%) Altiris
9 1 (1.32%) Apple
9 1 (1.32%) NetApp
9 1 (1.32%) Juniper
9 1 (1.32%) IBM
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