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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 173 180 219
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +39
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 37 17 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.57% 0.27% 0.062%
As % of the Cloud Services category 20.00% 16.19% 5.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 16 4
Average daily rate £375 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £290 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £575 £659
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 - £15.00
Cloud Services Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
185 105 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.87% 1.68% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 87 77
Average daily rate £409 £425 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.82% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £244 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £665
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £21.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £15.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -38.00%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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 35 (64.81%) C#
2 25 (46.30%) .NET
2 25 (46.30%) SQL Server
3 21 (38.89%) MVC
4 20 (37.04%) ASP.NET
4 20 (37.04%) Windows
5 18 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 16 (29.63%) Microsoft
6 16 (29.63%) TDD
7 15 (27.78%) Unit Testing
7 15 (27.78%) Web Services
7 15 (27.78%) XML
8 13 (24.07%) WCF
9 12 (22.22%) Scrum
9 12 (22.22%) PaaS
10 11 (20.37%) SOA
11 10 (18.52%) SQL
11 10 (18.52%) SaaS
12 9 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
12 9 (16.67%) Test Automation
12 9 (16.67%) JavaScript
12 9 (16.67%) HTML
12 9 (16.67%) HTTP
12 9 (16.67%) MS Excel
12 9 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (14.81%) jQuery
13 8 (14.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (14.81%) .NET Framework
13 8 (14.81%) Visual Studio

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (9.26%) IIS
3 3 (5.56%) CMS
4 1 (1.85%) WordPress
4 1 (1.85%) Node.js
4 1 (1.85%) Sitefinity
4 1 (1.85%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (22.22%) PaaS
2 10 (18.52%) SaaS
3 9 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (9.26%) IaaS
5 4 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (1.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.67%) HTTP
2 3 (5.56%) SSL
2 3 (5.56%) Wireshark
2 3 (5.56%) tcpdump
3 1 (1.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (46.30%) SQL Server
2 8 (14.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (9.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (9.26%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (7.41%) Relational Database
4 4 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (5.56%) RDBMS
5 3 (5.56%) NoSQL
6 2 (3.70%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.85%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.85%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (14.81%) Visual Studio
2 7 (12.96%) NUnit
2 7 (12.96%) Selenium
3 6 (11.11%) TeamCity
4 5 (9.26%) Bugzilla
4 5 (9.26%) JIRA
4 5 (9.26%) Git (software)
4 5 (9.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (9.26%) Jenkins
5 4 (7.41%) Calabash
5 4 (7.41%) SpecFlow
6 3 (5.56%) WebDriver
7 2 (3.70%) Maven
7 2 (3.70%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (1.85%) JMeter
8 1 (1.85%) JSUnit
8 1 (1.85%) MbUnit
8 1 (1.85%) NCover
8 1 (1.85%) MSTest
8 1 (1.85%) Hudson
General
1 5 (9.26%) Finance
1 5 (9.26%) Games
2 4 (7.41%) Retail
3 2 (3.70%) Local Government
4 1 (1.85%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.85%) Legal
4 1 (1.85%) Advertising
4 1 (1.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 33 (61.11%) Developer
2 14 (25.93%) .NET Developer
3 11 (20.37%) C# Developer
4 8 (14.81%) ASP.NET Developer
4 8 (14.81%) Senior Developer
5 7 (12.96%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (11.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 6 (11.11%) BizTalk Developer
6 6 (11.11%) Software Engineer
7 5 (9.26%) Senior BizTalk Developer
8 4 (7.41%) Software Design Engineer
8 4 (7.41%) Design Engineer
8 4 (7.41%) Architect
9 3 (5.56%) Project Manager
9 3 (5.56%) Analyst
10 2 (3.70%) Agile Project Manager
10 2 (3.70%) Senior .NET Developer
10 2 (3.70%) C# Software Engineer
10 2 (3.70%) Test Analyst
11 1 (1.85%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (46.30%) .NET
2 20 (37.04%) ASP.NET
3 18 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 15 (27.78%) Web Services
4 15 (27.78%) XML
5 13 (24.07%) WCF
6 9 (16.67%) HTML
7 8 (14.81%) jQuery
7 8 (14.81%) .NET Framework
8 7 (12.96%) CSS
8 7 (12.96%) HTML5
9 6 (11.11%) XSD
9 6 (11.11%) XSL
10 5 (9.26%) Ajax
10 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
10 5 (9.26%) JSON
10 5 (9.26%) LINQ
10 5 (9.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 5 (9.26%) CSS3
10 5 (9.26%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.70%) Mobile App
1 2 (3.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.85%) FMCG
2 1 (1.85%) Digital Media
2 1 (1.85%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 20 (37.04%) Windows
2 5 (9.26%) Android
3 2 (3.70%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.70%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.70%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.85%) Linux
4 1 (1.85%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (38.89%) MVC
2 16 (29.63%) TDD
3 15 (27.78%) Unit Testing
4 12 (22.22%) Scrum
5 11 (20.37%) SOA
6 9 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 9 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (14.81%) OO
8 7 (12.96%) E-Commerce
9 6 (11.11%) CRM
9 6 (11.11%) OOP
10 5 (9.26%) EAI
10 5 (9.26%) Data Modelling
10 5 (9.26%) OOD
10 5 (9.26%) Refactoring
10 5 (9.26%) Load Testing
10 5 (9.26%) Test Strategy
11 4 (7.41%) Responsive Web Design
11 4 (7.41%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 35 (64.81%) C#
2 10 (18.52%) SQL
3 9 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 8 (14.81%) Java
5 5 (9.26%) C
5 5 (9.26%) T-SQL
6 3 (5.56%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.70%) Python
7 2 (3.70%) VB
8 1 (1.85%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.85%) C++
8 1 (1.85%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
1 1 (1.85%) ISTQB
1 1 (1.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.85%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.85%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) Puppet
1 3 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (5.56%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (29.63%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.56%) VMware
2 3 (5.56%) Google
2 3 (5.56%) Akamai
3 2 (3.70%) WSO2
3 2 (3.70%) Telerik
4 1 (1.85%) Citrix
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle
4 1 (1.85%) Cisco
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