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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 158 211 215
Rank change year-on-year
+53 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 38 20 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.64% 0.27% 0.14%
As % of the Cloud Services category 20.88% 12.99% 11.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 16 4
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£400 £413 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -13.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £368 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £553
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - £13.50
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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
182 154 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.09% 2.09% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 122 70
Average daily rate £425 £425 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £225 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £589 £553 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £320 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £17.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -62.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-47.72% +26.92%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 (63.24%) C#
2 38 (55.88%) Microsoft
3 37 (54.41%) .NET
4 30 (44.12%) ASP.NET
5 29 (42.65%) MVC
6 28 (41.18%) SQL Server
7 24 (35.29%) TDD
7 24 (35.29%) ASP.NET MVC
8 22 (32.35%) Windows
9 20 (29.41%) Web Services
10 19 (27.94%) PaaS
11 18 (26.47%) SQL
12 17 (25.00%) XML
12 17 (25.00%) Unit Testing
13 15 (22.06%) Scrum
14 14 (20.59%) MS Excel
14 14 (20.59%) HTML
14 14 (20.59%) WCF
15 13 (19.12%) JavaScript
15 13 (19.12%) HTTP
15 13 (19.12%) .NET Framework
16 12 (17.65%) CSS
17 11 (16.18%) SOA
17 11 (16.18%) Agile Software Development
18 10 (14.71%) Multithreading
18 10 (14.71%) SQL Server 2008
18 10 (14.71%) BDD
19 9 (13.24%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
19 9 (13.24%) Azure SQL Database
19 9 (13.24%) KnockoutJS

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (10.29%) IIS
1 7 (10.29%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (8.82%) Node.js
3 5 (7.35%) CMS
4 4 (5.88%) Sitecore CMS
4 4 (5.88%) SharePoint
4 4 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.47%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.47%) Apache
6 1 (1.47%) Sitefinity
6 1 (1.47%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.47%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 14 (20.59%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 19 (27.94%) PaaS
2 8 (11.76%) SaaS
3 7 (10.29%) IaaS
4 5 (7.35%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (5.88%) Office 365
6 3 (4.41%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (2.94%) Heroku
8 1 (1.47%) Google Compute Engine
8 1 (1.47%) Gitorious
Communications & Networking
1 13 (19.12%) HTTP
2 2 (2.94%) SNMP
2 2 (2.94%) DNS
3 1 (1.47%) SSL
3 1 (1.47%) SAN
3 1 (1.47%) Internet
3 1 (1.47%) VLAN
3 1 (1.47%) Wireshark
3 1 (1.47%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (1.47%) tcpdump
3 1 (1.47%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (1.47%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.47%) VPN
3 1 (1.47%) VoIP
3 1 (1.47%) WAN
3 1 (1.47%) DHCP
3 1 (1.47%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (41.18%) SQL Server
2 10 (14.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (13.24%) Azure SQL Database
4 8 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (5.88%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.94%) MySQL
6 2 (2.94%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.94%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.47%) Big Data
7 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.47%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.47%) CouchDB
7 1 (1.47%) Apache Hive
7 1 (1.47%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (13.24%) Git (software)
2 8 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (11.76%) NUnit
3 6 (8.82%) Visual Studio
3 6 (8.82%) TeamCity
3 6 (8.82%) Jenkins
4 5 (7.35%) Bugzilla
4 5 (7.35%) JIRA
4 5 (7.35%) Selenium
5 4 (5.88%) Calabash
6 3 (4.41%) SpecFlow
6 3 (4.41%) Subversion
7 1 (1.47%) JMeter
7 1 (1.47%) JSUnit
7 1 (1.47%) QUnit
7 1 (1.47%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.47%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.47%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.47%) MSTest
7 1 (1.47%) Hudson
General
1 4 (5.88%) Finance
2 3 (4.41%) Retail
3 2 (2.94%) Advertising
4 1 (1.47%) Banking
4 1 (1.47%) Marketing
4 1 (1.47%) Mandarin Language
4 1 (1.47%) Italian Language
4 1 (1.47%) Japanese Language
4 1 (1.47%) Korean Language
4 1 (1.47%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 43 (63.24%) Developer
2 20 (29.41%) .NET Developer
3 15 (22.06%) C# Developer
4 11 (16.18%) ASP.NET Developer
4 11 (16.18%) Senior Developer
5 8 (11.76%) C# .NET Developer
6 7 (10.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (7.35%) BizTalk Developer
7 5 (7.35%) Senior BizTalk Developer
7 5 (7.35%) Architect
8 4 (5.88%) Senior .NET Developer
9 3 (4.41%) Consultant
10 2 (2.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 2 (2.94%) Software Engineer
10 2 (2.94%) Java Developer
10 2 (2.94%) CRM Consultant
10 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Consultant
10 2 (2.94%) Lead Architect
10 2 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
10 2 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (54.41%) .NET
2 30 (44.12%) ASP.NET
3 24 (35.29%) ASP.NET MVC
4 20 (29.41%) Web Services
5 17 (25.00%) XML
6 14 (20.59%) HTML
6 14 (20.59%) WCF
7 13 (19.12%) .NET Framework
8 12 (17.65%) CSS
9 9 (13.24%) jQuery
9 9 (13.24%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 9 (13.24%) KnockoutJS
10 8 (11.76%) AngularJS
10 8 (11.76%) Ajax
11 7 (10.29%) REST
11 7 (10.29%) LINQ
11 7 (10.29%) Razor View Engine
12 6 (8.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 6 (8.82%) ASP.NET Web API
12 6 (8.82%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.94%) Open Source
2 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.47%) FMCG
2 1 (1.47%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 22 (32.35%) Windows
2 4 (5.88%) Linux
3 3 (4.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.47%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.47%) UNIX
4 1 (1.47%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.47%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (42.65%) MVC
2 24 (35.29%) TDD
3 17 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 15 (22.06%) Scrum
5 11 (16.18%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (16.18%) SOA
6 10 (14.71%) Multithreading
6 10 (14.71%) BDD
7 9 (13.24%) Web Development
7 9 (13.24%) E-Commerce
8 8 (11.76%) OO
8 8 (11.76%) CRM
8 8 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (8.82%) OOP
9 6 (8.82%) CQRS
10 5 (7.35%) EAI
10 5 (7.35%) Data Modelling
10 5 (7.35%) OOD
10 5 (7.35%) Refactoring
11 4 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 43 (63.24%) C#
2 18 (26.47%) SQL
3 13 (19.12%) JavaScript
4 7 (10.29%) Java
5 4 (5.88%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.94%) VB.NET
6 2 (2.94%) C++
6 2 (2.94%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.47%) C
7 1 (1.47%) Python
7 1 (1.47%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.47%) Ruby
7 1 (1.47%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (1.47%) Degree
1 1 (1.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.47%) SLA
1 1 (1.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (7.35%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.94%) XenApp
3 1 (1.47%) XenServer
3 1 (1.47%) vSphere
3 1 (1.47%) UAG
3 1 (1.47%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (7.35%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.94%) SCCM
2 2 (2.94%) SCOM
2 2 (2.94%) Puppet
3 1 (1.47%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.47%) Oozie
3 1 (1.47%) WMI
Vendors
1 38 (55.88%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.82%) Oracle
3 4 (5.88%) Sitecore
4 3 (4.41%) VMware
4 3 (4.41%) HP
4 3 (4.41%) Citrix
5 2 (2.94%) Google
5 2 (2.94%) JBoss
5 2 (2.94%) Rackspace
6 1 (1.47%) WSO2
6 1 (1.47%) Riverbed
6 1 (1.47%) Akamai
6 1 (1.47%) 3PAR
6 1 (1.47%) F5
6 1 (1.47%) IBM
6 1 (1.47%) Juniper
6 1 (1.47%) Apple
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