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 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 143 170 208
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +38
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 55 38 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.02% 0.64% 0.26%
As % of the Cloud Services category 18.15% 16.24% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 32 16
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£500 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £340 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £563 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £17.50 -
% change year-on-year
+122.85% -
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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
303 234 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 5.63% 3.96% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 160 151
Average daily rate £450 £401 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.21% -5.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £291 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +26.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+41.17% -48.48%

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 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 2 September 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 60 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (41.44%) Amazon AWS
3 45 (40.54%) C#
4 41 (36.94%) Microsoft
5 40 (36.04%) .NET
6 35 (31.53%) ASP.NET
7 32 (28.83%) Windows
7 32 (28.83%) SQL Server
8 31 (27.93%) MVC
9 29 (26.13%) TDD
10 27 (24.32%) Scrum
11 25 (22.52%) ASP.NET MVC
12 23 (20.72%) Continuous Integration
13 22 (19.82%) SQL
14 21 (18.92%) BDD
14 21 (18.92%) Mobile App
15 20 (18.02%) JavaScript
16 19 (17.12%) HTML
16 19 (17.12%) CSS
17 18 (16.22%) Linux
17 18 (16.22%) Active Directory
17 18 (16.22%) Git (software)
18 16 (14.41%) Java
18 16 (14.41%) DevOps
19 15 (13.51%) MongoDB
19 15 (13.51%) TCP/IP
19 15 (13.51%) VMware
19 15 (13.51%) Ruby
19 15 (13.51%) PowerShell
20 14 (12.61%) Unit Testing

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 13 (11.71%) SharePoint
2 11 (9.91%) CMS
3 9 (8.11%) Umbraco
3 9 (8.11%) Sitecore CMS
3 9 (8.11%) SharePoint 2013
4 8 (7.21%) Kentico
5 6 (5.41%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (5.41%) IIS
6 5 (4.50%) WebLogic
7 4 (3.60%) Lync
8 3 (2.70%) nginx
8 3 (2.70%) Apache
9 2 (1.80%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.80%) JBoss
9 2 (1.80%) MS Exchange
9 2 (1.80%) SAS
9 2 (1.80%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.80%) Jetty
9 2 (1.80%) Node.js
9 2 (1.80%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 12 (10.81%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.70%) MS Office
3 2 (1.80%) HipChat
4 1 (0.90%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.90%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.90%) PowerPivot
Cloud Services
1 46 (41.44%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (12.61%) Office 365
3 12 (10.81%) PaaS
4 7 (6.31%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (4.50%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.80%) SaaS
6 2 (1.80%) IaaS
7 1 (0.90%) Google Compute Engine
7 1 (0.90%) SoftLayer
7 1 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.90%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.90%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (13.51%) TCP/IP
2 13 (11.71%) HTTP
3 11 (9.91%) Firewall
4 8 (7.21%) DNS
4 8 (7.21%) SSL
5 3 (2.70%) SAN
5 3 (2.70%) Internet
5 3 (2.70%) BGP
5 3 (2.70%) VLAN
5 3 (2.70%) VPN
5 3 (2.70%) DHCP
6 2 (1.80%) FTP
6 2 (1.80%) LAN
6 2 (1.80%) WAN
6 2 (1.80%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.90%) NAS
7 1 (0.90%) Junos
7 1 (0.90%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.90%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.90%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (28.83%) SQL Server
2 15 (13.51%) MongoDB
3 13 (11.71%) MySQL
4 9 (8.11%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (3.60%) CouchDB
5 4 (3.60%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (2.70%) Big Data
6 3 (2.70%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.70%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.70%) SQLite
6 3 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.80%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.80%) PowerCenter
7 2 (1.80%) Oracle OWB
7 2 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.80%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.80%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.80%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.90%) Impala
Development Applications
1 18 (16.22%) Git (software)
2 12 (10.81%) Subversion
3 9 (8.11%) Jenkins
4 8 (7.21%) Mercurial
5 5 (4.50%) JIRA
6 4 (3.60%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.80%) Maven
7 2 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.80%) Hudson
7 2 (1.80%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.90%) Ant
8 1 (0.90%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.90%) Mockito
8 1 (0.90%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 1 (0.90%) Selenium
8 1 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.90%) Eclipse
General
1 10 (9.01%) Finance
2 8 (7.21%) Banking
3 5 (4.50%) Advertising
4 3 (2.70%) Retail
5 2 (1.80%) Multimedia
5 2 (1.80%) Law
6 1 (0.90%) Games
6 1 (0.90%) Automotive
6 1 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.90%) Front Office
6 1 (0.90%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 46 (41.44%) Developer
2 18 (16.22%) .NET Developer
3 17 (15.32%) Architect
4 15 (13.51%) C# Developer
5 11 (9.91%) DevOps Engineer
6 10 (9.01%) Solutions Architect
6 10 (9.01%) Senior Developer
7 9 (8.11%) C# .NET Developer
8 8 (7.21%) Senior C# Developer
8 8 (7.21%) Senior .NET Developer
8 8 (7.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (6.31%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 5 (4.50%) Technical Leader
10 5 (4.50%) Linux Engineer
11 4 (3.60%) Consultant
11 4 (3.60%) Full Stack Developer
12 3 (2.70%) Mobility Architect
12 3 (2.70%) Support Engineer
12 3 (2.70%) Lead Developer
12 3 (2.70%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (36.04%) .NET
2 35 (31.53%) ASP.NET
3 25 (22.52%) ASP.NET MVC
4 19 (17.12%) CSS
4 19 (17.12%) HTML
5 14 (12.61%) WCF
6 13 (11.71%) HTML5
7 11 (9.91%) .NET Framework
7 11 (9.91%) ASP.NET Web API
8 10 (9.01%) AngularJS
8 10 (9.01%) Web Services
8 10 (9.01%) Entity Framework
8 10 (9.01%) CSS3
9 9 (8.11%) Razor View Engine
9 9 (8.11%) LINQ
9 9 (8.11%) RESTful
10 8 (7.21%) jQuery
11 5 (4.50%) REST
12 4 (3.60%) Spring
12 4 (3.60%) MEAP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (18.92%) Mobile App
2 8 (7.21%) Public Cloud
3 5 (4.50%) User Experience
4 4 (3.60%) Private Cloud
4 4 (3.60%) PKI
5 3 (2.70%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.70%) Hedge funds
5 3 (2.70%) Grid Computing
5 3 (2.70%) Clustering
5 3 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.80%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.80%) iPhone
6 2 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.80%) Derivative
6 2 (1.80%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.90%) Wiki
7 1 (0.90%) Blog
7 1 (0.90%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.90%) Replication
7 1 (0.90%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 32 (28.83%) Windows
2 18 (16.22%) Linux
3 11 (9.91%) Apple iOS
4 9 (8.11%) Android
5 6 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (4.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (3.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.70%) UNIX
8 3 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.70%) Debian
8 3 (2.70%) Ubuntu
8 3 (2.70%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.90%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.90%) CentOS
9 1 (0.90%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (27.93%) MVC
3 29 (26.13%) TDD
4 27 (24.32%) Scrum
5 23 (20.72%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (18.92%) BDD
7 16 (14.41%) DevOps
8 14 (12.61%) Mentoring
8 14 (12.61%) Unit Testing
9 11 (9.91%) Software Engineering
9 11 (9.91%) Configuration Management
9 11 (9.91%) E-Commerce
10 9 (8.11%) Responsive Web Design
11 8 (7.21%) Open Source
11 8 (7.21%) OO
11 8 (7.21%) Migration
11 8 (7.21%) Pair Programming
12 7 (6.31%) Continuous Delivery
13 5 (4.50%) Continuous Improvement
13 5 (4.50%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 45 (40.54%) C#
2 22 (19.82%) SQL
3 20 (18.02%) JavaScript
4 16 (14.41%) Java
5 15 (13.51%) Ruby
5 15 (13.51%) PowerShell
6 14 (12.61%) Python
7 9 (8.11%) Scala
8 7 (6.31%) Bash Shell
9 6 (5.41%) Go
10 5 (4.50%) PHP
11 3 (2.70%) Perl
11 3 (2.70%) Apple Swift
11 3 (2.70%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.80%) R
13 1 (0.90%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 1 (0.90%) Spark SQL
13 1 (0.90%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.90%) C++
13 1 (0.90%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (4.50%) SC Cleared
1 5 (4.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.60%) Degree
3 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.80%) CCEE
4 2 (1.80%) MCP
4 2 (1.80%) CCNA
4 2 (1.80%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (1.80%) CCEA
4 2 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.90%) MCSE
5 1 (0.90%) MCSA
5 1 (0.90%) CCNP
5 1 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.80%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.90%) QA
System Software
1 18 (16.22%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.70%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.70%) XenApp
3 3 (2.70%) vSphere
3 3 (2.70%) vCloud
4 2 (1.80%) Docker
4 2 (1.80%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.90%) Xen
5 1 (0.90%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.90%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.90%) HDFS
5 1 (0.90%) KVM
Systems Management
1 13 (11.71%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (9.91%) Puppet
3 9 (8.11%) Ansible
4 8 (7.21%) Salt
5 3 (2.70%) Vagrant
6 2 (1.80%) SCCM
6 2 (1.80%) SCOM
6 2 (1.80%) HAProxy
6 2 (1.80%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.90%) SCSM
7 1 (0.90%) Mesos
7 1 (0.90%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.90%) Control-M
7 1 (0.90%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.90%) MIMEsweeper
7 1 (0.90%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.90%) WSUS
Vendors
1 41 (36.94%) Microsoft
2 15 (13.51%) VMware
3 9 (8.11%) Sitecore
4 8 (7.21%) EPiServer
5 6 (5.41%) Rackspace
5 6 (5.41%) Oracle
5 6 (5.41%) Citrix
6 5 (4.50%) HP
7 3 (2.70%) Cisco
7 3 (2.70%) Websense
7 3 (2.70%) NetApp
7 3 (2.70%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.80%) EMC
8 2 (1.80%) Xamarin
8 2 (1.80%) F5
8 2 (1.80%) Akamai
8 2 (1.80%) AppSense
8 2 (1.80%) Informatica
8 2 (1.80%) Google
9 1 (0.90%) Mitel
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