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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 162 211 216
Rank change year-on-year
+49 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 38 20 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.65% 0.27% 0.14%
As % of the Cloud Services category 20.99% 12.58% 11.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 17 4
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£400 £425 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £369 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £495 £553
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -3.44%
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
181 159 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.07% 2.16% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 125 68
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -14.28%
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 £17.00 £36.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-53.10% +39.42%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 (62.32%) C#
2 39 (56.52%) Microsoft
3 38 (55.07%) .NET
4 30 (43.48%) ASP.NET
5 29 (42.03%) SQL Server
5 29 (42.03%) MVC
6 24 (34.78%) TDD
6 24 (34.78%) ASP.NET MVC
7 23 (33.33%) Windows
8 22 (31.88%) Web Services
9 20 (28.99%) PaaS
10 19 (27.54%) XML
11 18 (26.09%) SQL
11 18 (26.09%) Unit Testing
12 16 (23.19%) Scrum
13 15 (21.74%) MS Excel
13 15 (21.74%) WCF
14 14 (20.29%) HTML
14 14 (20.29%) HTTP
15 13 (18.84%) JavaScript
15 13 (18.84%) .NET Framework
16 12 (17.39%) CSS
16 12 (17.39%) SOA
17 11 (15.94%) Agile Software Development
18 10 (14.49%) Multithreading
18 10 (14.49%) SQL Server 2008
18 10 (14.49%) BDD
19 9 (13.04%) Azure SQL Database
19 9 (13.04%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
19 9 (13.04%) REST

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (11.59%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (10.14%) IIS
3 6 (8.70%) Node.js
4 5 (7.25%) CMS
5 4 (5.80%) SharePoint
5 4 (5.80%) Sitecore CMS
5 4 (5.80%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (2.90%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.45%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.45%) Sitefinity
7 1 (1.45%) Apache Pig
7 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.45%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.45%) Apache
Applications
1 15 (21.74%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (11.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.45%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 20 (28.99%) PaaS
2 9 (13.04%) SaaS
3 7 (10.14%) IaaS
4 6 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (5.80%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (5.80%) Office 365
6 2 (2.90%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (2.90%) Heroku
7 1 (1.45%) Google Compute Engine
7 1 (1.45%) Gitorious
Communications & Networking
1 14 (20.29%) HTTP
2 2 (2.90%) DNS
2 2 (2.90%) SSL
2 2 (2.90%) SNMP
2 2 (2.90%) Wireshark
2 2 (2.90%) tcpdump
3 1 (1.45%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (1.45%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (1.45%) VLAN
3 1 (1.45%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.45%) VPN
3 1 (1.45%) VoIP
3 1 (1.45%) WAN
3 1 (1.45%) DHCP
3 1 (1.45%) FTP
3 1 (1.45%) SAN
3 1 (1.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (42.03%) SQL Server
2 10 (14.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (13.04%) Azure SQL Database
4 8 (11.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (5.80%) Hadoop
6 3 (4.35%) NoSQL
6 3 (4.35%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.90%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.90%) MySQL
7 2 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.45%) Apache Hive
8 1 (1.45%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.45%) Big Data
8 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.45%) CouchDB
8 1 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (13.04%) Git (software)
2 8 (11.59%) NUnit
2 8 (11.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (8.70%) Visual Studio
3 6 (8.70%) TeamCity
3 6 (8.70%) Jenkins
4 5 (7.25%) Selenium
4 5 (7.25%) JIRA
4 5 (7.25%) Bugzilla
5 4 (5.80%) Calabash
6 3 (4.35%) SpecFlow
6 3 (4.35%) Subversion
7 1 (1.45%) QUnit
7 1 (1.45%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.45%) Hudson
7 1 (1.45%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.45%) MSTest
7 1 (1.45%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.45%) JSUnit
7 1 (1.45%) JMeter
General
1 4 (5.80%) Finance
2 3 (4.35%) Retail
3 2 (2.90%) Advertising
4 1 (1.45%) Mandarin Language
4 1 (1.45%) Italian Language
4 1 (1.45%) Japanese Language
4 1 (1.45%) Korean Language
4 1 (1.45%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.45%) Marketing
4 1 (1.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 44 (63.77%) Developer
2 20 (28.99%) .NET Developer
3 15 (21.74%) C# Developer
4 11 (15.94%) ASP.NET Developer
4 11 (15.94%) Senior Developer
5 8 (11.59%) C# .NET Developer
6 7 (10.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (8.70%) BizTalk Developer
8 5 (7.25%) Senior BizTalk Developer
8 5 (7.25%) Architect
9 4 (5.80%) Senior .NET Developer
10 3 (4.35%) Consultant
11 2 (2.90%) Software Engineer
11 2 (2.90%) Java Developer
11 2 (2.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 2 (2.90%) CRM Consultant
11 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Consultant
11 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Developer
11 2 (2.90%) CRM Developer
11 2 (2.90%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (55.07%) .NET
2 30 (43.48%) ASP.NET
3 24 (34.78%) ASP.NET MVC
4 22 (31.88%) Web Services
5 19 (27.54%) XML
6 15 (21.74%) WCF
7 14 (20.29%) HTML
8 13 (18.84%) .NET Framework
9 12 (17.39%) CSS
10 9 (13.04%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 9 (13.04%) REST
10 9 (13.04%) KnockoutJS
10 9 (13.04%) jQuery
11 8 (11.59%) Ajax
11 8 (11.59%) JSON
11 8 (11.59%) AngularJS
12 7 (10.14%) Razor View Engine
12 7 (10.14%) LINQ
12 7 (10.14%) SOAP
13 6 (8.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.90%) Open Source
2 1 (1.45%) FMCG
2 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.45%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 23 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (5.80%) Linux
3 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.90%) Android
5 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.45%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.45%) UNIX
5 1 (1.45%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (42.03%) MVC
2 24 (34.78%) TDD
3 18 (26.09%) Unit Testing
4 16 (23.19%) Scrum
5 12 (17.39%) SOA
6 11 (15.94%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (14.49%) Multithreading
7 10 (14.49%) BDD
8 9 (13.04%) Web Development
8 9 (13.04%) E-Commerce
9 8 (11.59%) CRM
9 8 (11.59%) OO
9 8 (11.59%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (8.70%) OOP
10 6 (8.70%) CQRS
11 5 (7.25%) Refactoring
11 5 (7.25%) EAI
11 5 (7.25%) Data Modelling
11 5 (7.25%) OOD
12 4 (5.80%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 43 (62.32%) C#
2 18 (26.09%) SQL
3 13 (18.84%) JavaScript
4 8 (11.59%) Java
5 4 (5.80%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.90%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.90%) VB.NET
6 2 (2.90%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.90%) C++
7 1 (1.45%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.45%) Ruby
7 1 (1.45%) Python
7 1 (1.45%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (1.45%) Security Cleared
1 1 (1.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (7.25%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.90%) XenApp
3 1 (1.45%) UAG
3 1 (1.45%) vSphere
3 1 (1.45%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.45%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (8.70%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (4.35%) Puppet
3 2 (2.90%) SCCM
3 2 (2.90%) SCOM
3 2 (2.90%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.45%) Oozie
4 1 (1.45%) WMI
Vendors
1 39 (56.52%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.70%) Oracle
3 4 (5.80%) Sitecore
4 3 (4.35%) Google
4 3 (4.35%) Citrix
5 2 (2.90%) HP
5 2 (2.90%) JBoss
5 2 (2.90%) VMware
5 2 (2.90%) WSO2
5 2 (2.90%) Rackspace
5 2 (2.90%) Akamai
6 1 (1.45%) F5
6 1 (1.45%) Riverbed
6 1 (1.45%) IBM
6 1 (1.45%) Juniper
6 1 (1.45%) Apple
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