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 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 163 201 220
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +19
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 38 23 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.66% 0.32% 0.10%
As % of the Cloud Services category 21.35% 15.13% 8.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 17 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £345 £455
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £480 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
- +51.85%
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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
178 152 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.07% 2.13% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 115 65
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £251 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £575 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £17.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -62.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -21.15%

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 17 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 17 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 42 (60.00%) C#
2 40 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 38 (54.29%) .NET
4 32 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (41.43%) ASP.NET
6 28 (40.00%) MVC
7 27 (38.57%) SQL Server
8 25 (35.71%) Windows
8 25 (35.71%) TDD
9 23 (32.86%) ASP.NET MVC
10 19 (27.14%) Web Services
10 19 (27.14%) SQL
11 17 (24.29%) PaaS
12 15 (21.43%) Unit Testing
12 15 (21.43%) Scrum
13 14 (20.00%) XML
13 14 (20.00%) MS Excel
14 13 (18.57%) HTML
15 12 (17.14%) JavaScript
15 12 (17.14%) HTTP
15 12 (17.14%) .NET Framework
15 12 (17.14%) WCF
16 11 (15.71%) CSS
17 10 (14.29%) Multithreading
17 10 (14.29%) BDD
18 9 (12.86%) Git (software)
18 9 (12.86%) Azure SQL Database
18 9 (12.86%) KnockoutJS
18 9 (12.86%) SQL Server 2008
18 9 (12.86%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 17 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 (10.00%) IIS
2 6 (8.57%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (8.57%) Node.js
3 5 (7.14%) CMS
4 4 (5.71%) SharePoint
4 4 (5.71%) Sitecore CMS
4 4 (5.71%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.43%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.43%) Sitefinity
6 1 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.43%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.43%) Apache Pig
6 1 (1.43%) Apache
Applications
1 14 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 17 (24.29%) PaaS
2 6 (8.57%) IaaS
3 5 (7.14%) SaaS
3 5 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (5.71%) Office 365
5 2 (2.86%) Heroku
5 2 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.43%) Gitorious
6 1 (1.43%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 12 (17.14%) HTTP
2 3 (4.29%) SAN
2 3 (4.29%) DNS
3 2 (2.86%) SNMP
3 2 (2.86%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.86%) NAS
4 1 (1.43%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (1.43%) VLAN
4 1 (1.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (1.43%) VPN
4 1 (1.43%) VoIP
4 1 (1.43%) WAN
4 1 (1.43%) DHCP
4 1 (1.43%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.43%) FTP
4 1 (1.43%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (38.57%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.86%) Azure SQL Database
2 9 (12.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (8.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (5.71%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.86%) MySQL
6 1 (1.43%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.43%) CouchDB
6 1 (1.43%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.43%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.43%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.43%) Big Data
6 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (12.86%) Git (software)
2 7 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (10.00%) NUnit
3 6 (8.57%) Visual Studio
3 6 (8.57%) TeamCity
3 6 (8.57%) Jenkins
4 5 (7.14%) Selenium
5 4 (5.71%) Bugzilla
5 4 (5.71%) JIRA
5 4 (5.71%) Calabash
6 3 (4.29%) SpecFlow
6 3 (4.29%) Subversion
7 1 (1.43%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.43%) JSUnit
7 1 (1.43%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.43%) MSTest
7 1 (1.43%) QUnit
7 1 (1.43%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.43%) Hudson
7 1 (1.43%) JMeter
General
1 5 (7.14%) Finance
2 3 (4.29%) Retail
3 2 (2.86%) Advertising
3 2 (2.86%) Banking
4 1 (1.43%) Mandarin Language
4 1 (1.43%) Italian Language
4 1 (1.43%) Japanese Language
4 1 (1.43%) Korean Language
4 1 (1.43%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.43%) Marketing
4 1 (1.43%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.43%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 42 (60.00%) Developer
2 19 (27.14%) .NET Developer
3 15 (21.43%) C# Developer
4 10 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
4 10 (14.29%) Senior Developer
5 8 (11.43%) C# .NET Developer
6 7 (10.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (7.14%) Architect
8 4 (5.71%) Senior .NET Developer
8 4 (5.71%) BizTalk Developer
8 4 (5.71%) Senior BizTalk Developer
9 3 (4.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (4.29%) Analyst
9 3 (4.29%) Consultant
10 2 (2.86%) Software Engineer
10 2 (2.86%) Java Developer
10 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Consultant
10 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Developer
10 2 (2.86%) CRM Consultant
10 2 (2.86%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (54.29%) .NET
2 29 (41.43%) ASP.NET
3 23 (32.86%) ASP.NET MVC
4 19 (27.14%) Web Services
5 14 (20.00%) XML
6 13 (18.57%) HTML
7 12 (17.14%) .NET Framework
7 12 (17.14%) WCF
8 11 (15.71%) CSS
9 9 (12.86%) KnockoutJS
10 8 (11.43%) jQuery
10 8 (11.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 7 (10.00%) AngularJS
11 7 (10.00%) Ajax
12 6 (8.57%) LINQ
12 6 (8.57%) Razor View Engine
12 6 (8.57%) REST
12 6 (8.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 6 (8.57%) ASP.NET Web API
13 5 (7.14%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.86%) Open Source
2 1 (1.43%) User Experience
2 1 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.43%) FMCG
2 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.43%) Derivative
2 1 (1.43%) Equity Derivative
2 1 (1.43%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 25 (35.71%) Windows
2 8 (11.43%) Linux
3 5 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.43%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.43%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.43%) UNIX
5 1 (1.43%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (40.00%) MVC
3 25 (35.71%) TDD
4 15 (21.43%) Unit Testing
4 15 (21.43%) Scrum
5 10 (14.29%) Multithreading
5 10 (14.29%) BDD
6 9 (12.86%) E-Commerce
6 9 (12.86%) SOA
7 8 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (11.43%) Web Development
8 7 (10.00%) CRM
9 6 (8.57%) OO
9 6 (8.57%) CQRS
10 5 (7.14%) OOP
10 5 (7.14%) Migration
11 4 (5.71%) EAI
11 4 (5.71%) Data Modelling
11 4 (5.71%) OOD
11 4 (5.71%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 42 (60.00%) C#
2 19 (27.14%) SQL
3 12 (17.14%) JavaScript
4 8 (11.43%) Java
5 4 (5.71%) C++
5 4 (5.71%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.86%) VB.NET
6 2 (2.86%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.43%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.43%) Python
7 1 (1.43%) C
7 1 (1.43%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (1.43%) Security Cleared
1 1 (1.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.43%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.43%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (8.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.86%) XenApp
2 2 (2.86%) Platform Symphony
3 1 (1.43%) XenServer
3 1 (1.43%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.43%) vSphere
3 1 (1.43%) UAG
Systems Management
1 4 (5.71%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.86%) SCCM
2 2 (2.86%) SCOM
3 1 (1.43%) Oozie
3 1 (1.43%) WMI
3 1 (1.43%) Puppet
Vendors
1 40 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.86%) Oracle
3 4 (5.71%) Sitecore
4 3 (4.29%) HP
4 3 (4.29%) Citrix
4 3 (4.29%) VMware
5 2 (2.86%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.86%) Sybase
5 2 (2.86%) JBoss
5 2 (2.86%) Rackspace
5 2 (2.86%) DataSynapse
6 1 (1.43%) Riverbed
6 1 (1.43%) Google
6 1 (1.43%) F5
6 1 (1.43%) 3PAR
6 1 (1.43%) Intel
6 1 (1.43%) Apple
6 1 (1.43%) Juniper
6 1 (1.43%) IBM
6 1 (1.43%) Altiris
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