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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 31 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 62 150 168
Rank change year-on-year
+88 +18
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 120 59 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.57% 1.01% 0.51%
As % of the Cloud Services category 27.59% 16.48% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 49 26
Median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+19.86% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +122.85%
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
435 358 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.94% 6.11% 4.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 272 173
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £379
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +5.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.50 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +67.05%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £20.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-20.48% +22.05%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Microsoft Azure as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 July 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 31 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 94 (44.13%) .NET
2 90 (42.25%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (36.62%) Amazon AWS
4 76 (35.68%) C#
5 72 (33.80%) TDD
6 56 (26.29%) Microsoft
7 55 (25.82%) DevOps
8 49 (23.00%) Windows
9 47 (22.07%) ASP.NET
9 47 (22.07%) Java
10 44 (20.66%) SQL Server
11 43 (20.19%) E-Commerce
12 40 (18.78%) JavaScript
12 40 (18.78%) Active Directory
13 39 (18.31%) Finance
13 39 (18.31%) BDD
14 38 (17.84%) Continuous Integration
15 37 (17.37%) Migration
16 35 (16.43%) SQL
16 35 (16.43%) Web Services
17 31 (14.55%) MVC
18 30 (14.08%) Office 365
19 29 (13.62%) PaaS
19 29 (13.62%) Software Engineering
19 29 (13.62%) Windows Server
20 28 (13.15%) Azure Active Directory
20 28 (13.15%) Scrum
20 28 (13.15%) Git (software)
21 27 (12.68%) Octopus Deploy
21 27 (12.68%) Opscode Chef

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 22 (10.33%) SharePoint
2 17 (7.98%) OpenStack
3 15 (7.04%) Elasticsearch
4 14 (6.57%) Cloud Foundry
5 13 (6.10%) Confluence
6 8 (3.76%) MS Exchange
6 8 (3.76%) SharePoint 2010
6 8 (3.76%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (3.29%) IIS
8 4 (1.88%) Apache Pig
8 4 (1.88%) Apache Spark
9 3 (1.41%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.94%) JBoss
10 2 (0.94%) SAS
10 2 (0.94%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.94%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.47%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (3.76%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 78 (36.62%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (14.08%) Office 365
3 29 (13.62%) PaaS
4 28 (13.15%) Azure Active Directory
5 23 (10.80%) IaaS
6 13 (6.10%) Amazon EC2
7 12 (5.63%) Heroku
8 11 (5.16%) TestFlight
9 9 (4.23%) SaaS
10 5 (2.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (1.88%) OneDrive
11 4 (1.88%) Yammer
12 3 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (1.41%) Mimecast
12 3 (1.41%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.94%) Datadog
13 2 (0.94%) Google Apps
13 2 (0.94%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (0.47%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.98%) Firewall
2 15 (7.04%) VPN
3 12 (5.63%) DNS
4 9 (4.23%) DMZ
5 8 (3.76%) Kerberos
6 7 (3.29%) Network Security
7 6 (2.82%) DHCP
7 6 (2.82%) SAN
8 4 (1.88%) LAN
8 4 (1.88%) TCP/IP
8 4 (1.88%) WAN
9 3 (1.41%) Internet
9 3 (1.41%) Skype
9 3 (1.41%) Wireless
10 2 (0.94%) BIG-IP
10 2 (0.94%) FTP
10 2 (0.94%) MPLS
10 2 (0.94%) SSH
10 2 (0.94%) VLAN
10 2 (0.94%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (20.66%) SQL Server
2 18 (8.45%) Azure SQL Database
2 18 (8.45%) Hadoop
3 16 (7.51%) MySQL
4 14 (6.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 14 (6.57%) MongoDB
5 11 (5.16%) CouchDB
5 11 (5.16%) SQLite
6 10 (4.69%) Redis
7 9 (4.23%) Apache Cassandra
8 8 (3.76%) Big Data
9 6 (2.82%) NoSQL
10 5 (2.35%) Apache Hive
11 4 (1.88%) Amazon RDS
12 3 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 2 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.94%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.94%) Oracle Exadata
13 2 (0.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 28 (13.15%) Git (software)
2 27 (12.68%) Octopus Deploy
3 17 (7.98%) TeamCity
4 13 (6.10%) JIRA
5 10 (4.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (2.35%) Jenkins
6 5 (2.35%) Subversion
7 4 (1.88%) Hudson
7 4 (1.88%) SpecFlow
7 4 (1.88%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.41%) NUnit
9 2 (0.94%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.94%) Maven
9 2 (0.94%) MSTest
9 2 (0.94%) Selenium
9 2 (0.94%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.47%) Axure RP
10 1 (0.47%) Bower
10 1 (0.47%) NuGet
10 1 (0.47%) WebDriver
General
1 39 (18.31%) Finance
2 16 (7.51%) Banking
3 10 (4.69%) Retail
4 5 (2.35%) Investment Banking
4 5 (2.35%) Marketing
5 4 (1.88%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.41%) Back Office
7 2 (0.94%) Games
7 2 (0.94%) Law
7 2 (0.94%) Legal
7 2 (0.94%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.47%) Advertising
8 1 (0.47%) Electronics
8 1 (0.47%) Local Government
8 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.47%) Publishing
8 1 (0.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 87 (40.85%) Developer
2 35 (16.43%) .NET Developer
3 32 (15.02%) C# Developer
4 30 (14.08%) Senior Developer
5 27 (12.68%) Architect
6 26 (12.21%) C# .NET Developer
7 21 (9.86%) DevOps Engineer
8 19 (8.92%) Cloud Developer
9 17 (7.98%) Cloud Engineer
10 13 (6.10%) ASP.NET Developer
10 13 (6.10%) Consultant
11 12 (5.63%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 12 (5.63%) iOS Developer
12 11 (5.16%) AWS Developer
12 11 (5.16%) Azure Developer
13 10 (4.69%) Senior iOS Developer
14 9 (4.23%) Full Stack Developer
14 9 (4.23%) Java Engineer
15 8 (3.76%) SharePoint Developer
16 6 (2.82%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (44.13%) .NET
2 47 (22.07%) ASP.NET
3 35 (16.43%) Web Services
4 23 (10.80%) AngularJS
5 21 (9.86%) ASP.NET MVC
5 21 (9.86%) HTML
6 20 (9.39%) RabbitMQ
7 16 (7.51%) ASP.NET Web API
8 15 (7.04%) CSS
9 14 (6.57%) REST
10 12 (5.63%) React
11 11 (5.16%) Node.js
11 11 (5.16%) SOAP
12 10 (4.69%) .NET Framework
12 10 (4.69%) Cocoa
12 10 (4.69%) Cocoa Touch
13 9 (4.23%) RESTful
14 7 (3.29%) jQuery
14 7 (3.29%) SignalR
15 6 (2.82%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.39%) Public Cloud
2 12 (5.63%) Mobile App
3 9 (4.23%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.35%) User Experience
5 4 (1.88%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.41%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.41%) Digital Media
6 3 (1.41%) Equities
6 3 (1.41%) Fixed Income
6 3 (1.41%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.41%) Private Cloud
6 3 (1.41%) Virtual Team
7 2 (0.94%) Cloud Native
7 2 (0.94%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (0.94%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (0.94%) New Media
7 2 (0.94%) PKI
7 2 (0.94%) Replication
8 1 (0.47%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 49 (23.00%) Windows
2 29 (13.62%) Windows Server
3 22 (10.33%) Apple iOS
4 18 (8.45%) Linux
5 13 (6.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (5.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (4.69%) Android
8 9 (4.23%) Unix
9 2 (0.94%) Mesosphere
9 2 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.94%) Solaris
9 2 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.47%) VMS
10 1 (0.47%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.47%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (42.25%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (33.80%) TDD
3 55 (25.82%) DevOps
4 43 (20.19%) E-Commerce
5 39 (18.31%) BDD
6 38 (17.84%) Continuous Integration
7 37 (17.37%) Migration
8 31 (14.55%) MVC
9 29 (13.62%) Software Engineering
10 28 (13.15%) Scrum
11 27 (12.68%) Continuous Delivery
12 24 (11.27%) High Availability
13 21 (9.86%) iOS Development
14 15 (7.04%) Microservices
14 15 (7.04%) Unit Testing
15 12 (5.63%) CRM
16 11 (5.16%) Progressive Enhancement
16 11 (5.16%) Test Automation
17 9 (4.23%) Android Development
17 9 (4.23%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 76 (35.68%) C#
2 47 (22.07%) Java
3 40 (18.78%) JavaScript
4 35 (16.43%) SQL
5 26 (12.21%) PowerShell
6 19 (8.92%) Ruby
7 17 (7.98%) Go
8 13 (6.10%) Python
9 12 (5.63%) Objective-C
10 11 (5.16%) Apple Swift
11 9 (4.23%) Bash Shell
11 9 (4.23%) Perl
12 8 (3.76%) C++
13 7 (3.29%) PHP
13 7 (3.29%) VBScript
14 6 (2.82%) T-SQL
15 5 (2.35%) C
16 4 (1.88%) Scala
16 4 (1.88%) XAML
17 3 (1.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (5.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (4.23%) MCSE
3 8 (3.76%) MCITP
4 5 (2.35%) Degree
5 2 (0.94%) CCNA
5 2 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.94%) MCP
5 2 (0.94%) MCSD
5 2 (0.94%) MCTS
5 2 (0.94%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.94%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.47%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.47%) CCNP
6 1 (0.47%) CISA
6 1 (0.47%) CISSP
6 1 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.47%) MCSA
6 1 (0.47%) RHCE
6 1 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.76%) QA
2 2 (0.94%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.47%) BS7799
3 1 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.47%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (18.78%) Active Directory
2 15 (7.04%) Docker
2 15 (7.04%) vSphere
3 10 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (4.23%) VMware ESX
5 6 (2.82%) Hyper-V
6 5 (2.35%) HDFS
7 4 (1.88%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.94%) Xen
9 2 (0.94%) XenServer
10 1 (0.47%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.47%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.47%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 27 (12.68%) Opscode Chef
2 24 (11.27%) Puppet
3 9 (4.23%) SCOM
4 7 (3.29%) Ansible
5 4 (1.88%) Nagios
6 3 (1.41%) Kibana
6 3 (1.41%) Mesos
6 3 (1.41%) SCCM
6 3 (1.41%) Terraform
7 2 (0.94%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.94%) Consul
7 2 (0.94%) Control-M
7 2 (0.94%) logstash
7 2 (0.94%) MIMEsweeper
7 2 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.94%) Oracle Identity Management
7 2 (0.94%) Packer
7 2 (0.94%) Pingdom
7 2 (0.94%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 56 (26.29%) Microsoft
2 24 (11.27%) VMware
3 17 (7.98%) Splunk
4 10 (4.69%) Cisco
4 10 (4.69%) IBM
5 6 (2.82%) Citrix
5 6 (2.82%) Dell
5 6 (2.82%) Google
5 6 (2.82%) Rackspace
6 5 (2.35%) Oracle
7 3 (1.41%) CheckPoint
7 3 (1.41%) HP
8 2 (0.94%) BEA
8 2 (0.94%) CA
8 2 (0.94%) Juniper
8 2 (0.94%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (0.94%) Nokia
8 2 (0.94%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.94%) SAP
8 2 (0.94%) Symantec
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