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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 113 144 187
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +43
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 39 46 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.24% 0.91% 0.33%
As % of the Cloud Services category 18.66% 17.49% 13.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 41 17
Average daily rate £444 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 -
% change year-on-year
+34.61% -
Microsoft Azure
London

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
209 263 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 6.66% 5.22% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 196 100
Average daily rate £450 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £319 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £585 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £29.64 £17.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.98% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £19.00 £16.86
% change year-on-year
+2.60% +12.67%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016, 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 32 (37.21%) C#
2 30 (34.88%) .NET
3 29 (33.72%) SQL
3 29 (33.72%) Microsoft
3 29 (33.72%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (26.74%) ASP.NET
4 23 (26.74%) Finance
5 22 (25.58%) Windows
6 20 (23.26%) SQL Server
7 19 (22.09%) MVC
8 16 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (17.44%) ASP.NET MVC
10 14 (16.28%) Git (software)
10 14 (16.28%) PowerShell
11 13 (15.12%) JavaScript
12 12 (13.95%) MS Excel
12 12 (13.95%) Active Directory
12 12 (13.95%) Migration
12 12 (13.95%) MongoDB
12 12 (13.95%) Azure SQL Database
13 11 (12.79%) AngularJS
13 11 (12.79%) IaaS
13 11 (12.79%) ASP.NET Web API
13 11 (12.79%) PaaS
14 10 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
14 10 (11.63%) Subversion
14 10 (11.63%) CSS
15 9 (10.47%) Linux
15 9 (10.47%) TDD
15 9 (10.47%) DevOps

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 4 (4.65%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.49%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.49%) NServiceBus
2 3 (3.49%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.33%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.33%) Lync
3 2 (2.33%) nginx
3 2 (2.33%) Node.js
3 2 (2.33%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.16%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.16%) IIS
4 1 (1.16%) SAS
4 1 (1.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (13.95%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 29 (33.72%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (12.79%) IaaS
2 11 (12.79%) PaaS
3 8 (9.30%) Office 365
4 4 (4.65%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (4.65%) SaaS
5 2 (2.33%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (2.33%) Google Compute Engine
6 1 (1.16%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.16%) GitHub
6 1 (1.16%) Heroku
6 1 (1.16%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.16%) OpenShift
6 1 (1.16%) SoftLayer
6 1 (1.16%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.65%) Firewall
2 3 (3.49%) DNS
2 3 (3.49%) VLAN
2 3 (3.49%) VPN
3 2 (2.33%) HTTP
3 2 (2.33%) Internet
3 2 (2.33%) Skype
3 2 (2.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.16%) BGP
4 1 (1.16%) LAN
4 1 (1.16%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.16%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (23.26%) SQL Server
2 12 (13.95%) Azure SQL Database
2 12 (13.95%) MongoDB
3 8 (9.30%) Hadoop
4 6 (6.98%) Big Data
5 5 (5.81%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (5.81%) MySQL
6 4 (4.65%) NoSQL
6 4 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (3.49%) RavenDB
7 3 (3.49%) Redis
8 2 (2.33%) Apache Hive
8 2 (2.33%) CouchDB
8 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (2.33%) Neo4j
8 2 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (2.33%) SQLite
9 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (16.28%) Git (software)
2 10 (11.63%) Subversion
3 7 (8.14%) SpecFlow
4 4 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (4.65%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.49%) Jenkins
5 3 (3.49%) Mercurial
5 3 (3.49%) Selenium
6 2 (2.33%) NUnit
7 1 (1.16%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.16%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (1.16%) Moq
7 1 (1.16%) MSTest
7 1 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.16%) TeamCity
General
1 23 (26.74%) Finance
2 4 (4.65%) Banking
3 2 (2.33%) Front Office
3 2 (2.33%) Legal
3 2 (2.33%) Retail
4 1 (1.16%) Advertising
4 1 (1.16%) Automotive
4 1 (1.16%) Billing
4 1 (1.16%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.16%) Games
4 1 (1.16%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 37 (43.02%) Developer
2 20 (23.26%) C# Developer
3 18 (20.93%) Architect
4 7 (8.14%) .NET Developer
4 7 (8.14%) C# .NET Developer
4 7 (8.14%) Senior Developer
5 6 (6.98%) Azure Developer
5 6 (6.98%) Cloud Architect
6 5 (5.81%) Azure Architect
6 5 (5.81%) Big Data Developer
6 5 (5.81%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (5.81%) Full Stack Developer
6 5 (5.81%) Hadoop Developer
6 5 (5.81%) Project Manager
6 5 (5.81%) Senior Hadoop Developer
7 4 (4.65%) Designer
7 4 (4.65%) iOS Developer
7 4 (4.65%) User Experience Architect
7 4 (4.65%) UX Designer
7 4 (4.65%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (34.88%) .NET
2 23 (26.74%) ASP.NET
3 15 (17.44%) ASP.NET MVC
4 11 (12.79%) AngularJS
4 11 (12.79%) ASP.NET Web API
5 10 (11.63%) CSS
6 8 (9.30%) HTML
7 6 (6.98%) Web Services
7 6 (6.98%) XML
8 5 (5.81%) JSON
8 5 (5.81%) React
8 5 (5.81%) Reactive Extensions
8 5 (5.81%) SignalR
8 5 (5.81%) WCF
9 4 (4.65%) .NET Framework
9 4 (4.65%) jQuery
9 4 (4.65%) XSLT
10 3 (3.49%) CSS3
10 3 (3.49%) HTML5
10 3 (3.49%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.14%) Hedge funds
2 5 (5.81%) Public Cloud
2 5 (5.81%) User Experience
3 4 (4.65%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.49%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.33%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.33%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.33%) Derivative
5 2 (2.33%) Enterprise Cloud
5 2 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (2.33%) Grid Computing
5 2 (2.33%) iPhone
5 2 (2.33%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.33%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.16%) Blog
6 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.16%) FlexPod
6 1 (1.16%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (1.16%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 22 (25.58%) Windows
2 9 (10.47%) Linux
3 6 (6.98%) Windows Server
4 4 (4.65%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.33%) CentOS
5 2 (2.33%) Debian
5 2 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.33%) Ubuntu
5 2 (2.33%) Unix
5 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.16%) Android
6 1 (1.16%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (22.09%) MVC
2 16 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (13.95%) Migration
4 10 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (10.47%) DevOps
5 9 (10.47%) TDD
6 8 (9.30%) Unit Testing
7 7 (8.14%) E-Commerce
7 7 (8.14%) Software Engineering
8 6 (6.98%) BDD
9 5 (5.81%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (5.81%) Complex Event Processing
9 5 (5.81%) OO
9 5 (5.81%) Scrum
10 4 (4.65%) Automated Testing
10 4 (4.65%) Information Architecture
10 4 (4.65%) iOS Development
10 4 (4.65%) Multithreading
10 4 (4.65%) SOA
11 3 (3.49%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 32 (37.21%) C#
2 29 (33.72%) SQL
3 14 (16.28%) PowerShell
4 13 (15.12%) JavaScript
5 7 (8.14%) Java
6 5 (5.81%) Bash Shell
6 5 (5.81%) Python
6 5 (5.81%) Ruby
6 5 (5.81%) XAML
7 4 (4.65%) Objective-C
8 3 (3.49%) C++
8 3 (3.49%) Go
9 2 (2.33%) Apple Swift
9 2 (2.33%) Perl
10 1 (1.16%) C
10 1 (1.16%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (6.98%) AWS Certification
2 5 (5.81%) Degree
3 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.16%) CISSP
4 1 (1.16%) MCITP
4 1 (1.16%) MCSE
4 1 (1.16%) MCT
4 1 (1.16%) MCTS
4 1 (1.16%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.33%) SLA
2 1 (1.16%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 12 (13.95%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.98%) Hyper-V
3 5 (5.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (4.65%) Docker
5 3 (3.49%) vSphere
6 2 (2.33%) vCloud
7 1 (1.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.16%) MetaFrame
7 1 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.16%) Xen
7 1 (1.16%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.16%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (6.98%) Puppet
2 4 (4.65%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.49%) SCCM
4 2 (2.33%) Ansible
4 2 (2.33%) Kubernetes
4 2 (2.33%) Mesos
4 2 (2.33%) SCOM
5 1 (1.16%) SCSM
5 1 (1.16%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.16%) Windows Intune
5 1 (1.16%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 29 (33.72%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.30%) VMware
3 3 (3.49%) Oracle
3 3 (3.49%) Rackspace
4 2 (2.33%) Cisco
4 2 (2.33%) Citrix
4 2 (2.33%) Google
4 2 (2.33%) HP
4 2 (2.33%) NetApp
5 1 (1.16%) Ab Initio
5 1 (1.16%) AppSense
5 1 (1.16%) F5
5 1 (1.16%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (1.16%) Netezza
5 1 (1.16%) New Relic
5 1 (1.16%) Perforce
5 1 (1.16%) Splunk
5 1 (1.16%) Sybase
5 1 (1.16%) Teradata
5 1 (1.16%) Xamarin
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