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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 75 142 180
Rank change year-on-year
+67 +38
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 94 58 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.79% 1.01% 0.46%
As % of the Cloud Services category 24.87% 15.63% 11.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 50 25
Median daily rate £475 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £323 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- +25.00%
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
378 371 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 11.23% 6.46% 3.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 271 173
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 £281 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £390 £388
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 0
Median hourly rate £20.50 £25.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.38% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.79 £26.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-39.28% +73.33%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 74 (41.34%) .NET
2 66 (36.87%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (32.96%) C#
3 59 (32.96%) Amazon AWS
4 57 (31.84%) TDD
5 51 (28.49%) Microsoft
6 45 (25.14%) Java
6 45 (25.14%) Windows
6 45 (25.14%) DevOps
7 37 (20.67%) ASP.NET
7 37 (20.67%) SQL Server
8 35 (19.55%) Finance
9 33 (18.44%) Active Directory
9 33 (18.44%) Continuous Integration
10 32 (17.88%) E-Commerce
10 32 (17.88%) Migration
11 31 (17.32%) PaaS
12 30 (16.76%) SQL
12 30 (16.76%) Software Engineering
13 29 (16.20%) Web Services
14 27 (15.08%) BDD
15 26 (14.53%) Continuous Delivery
16 25 (13.97%) Windows Server
17 24 (13.41%) JavaScript
18 23 (12.85%) Scrum
18 23 (12.85%) PowerShell
18 23 (12.85%) Git (software)
18 23 (12.85%) Office 365
19 22 (12.29%) Azure Active Directory
19 22 (12.29%) Octopus Deploy

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 19 (10.61%) SharePoint
2 16 (8.94%) OpenStack
3 15 (8.38%) Cloud Foundry
4 10 (5.59%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (5.03%) Confluence
6 7 (3.91%) MS Exchange
6 7 (3.91%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (3.35%) IIS
7 6 (3.35%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (2.23%) Apache Pig
8 4 (2.23%) Apache Spark
9 3 (1.68%) Tomcat
10 2 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (1.12%) JBoss
10 2 (1.12%) SAS
10 2 (1.12%) Skype for Business
10 2 (1.12%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.56%) CMS
11 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (3.91%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.68%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 59 (32.96%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (17.32%) PaaS
3 23 (12.85%) Office 365
4 22 (12.29%) Azure Active Directory
5 21 (11.73%) IaaS
6 13 (7.26%) Heroku
7 9 (5.03%) TestFlight
8 8 (4.47%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (3.35%) SaaS
10 5 (2.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (2.23%) OneDrive
11 4 (2.23%) Yammer
12 3 (1.68%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (1.68%) OpenShift
13 2 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (1.12%) Datadog
13 2 (1.12%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (0.56%) Amazon S3
14 1 (0.56%) Amazon SQS
14 1 (0.56%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.82%) Firewall
1 14 (7.82%) VPN
2 9 (5.03%) DMZ
2 9 (5.03%) DNS
3 7 (3.91%) Kerberos
4 5 (2.79%) DHCP
5 4 (2.23%) SAN
6 3 (1.68%) LAN
6 3 (1.68%) Network Security
6 3 (1.68%) Skype
6 3 (1.68%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.68%) WAN
7 2 (1.12%) AMQP
7 2 (1.12%) BIG-IP
7 2 (1.12%) Internet
7 2 (1.12%) NAS
7 2 (1.12%) VoIP
7 2 (1.12%) Wireless
8 1 (0.56%) HTTP
8 1 (0.56%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (20.67%) SQL Server
2 16 (8.94%) Azure SQL Database
3 14 (7.82%) Hadoop
3 14 (7.82%) MongoDB
4 11 (6.15%) MySQL
4 11 (6.15%) Redis
5 10 (5.59%) Apache Cassandra
6 9 (5.03%) Big Data
6 9 (5.03%) CouchDB
6 9 (5.03%) SQLite
7 7 (3.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 5 (2.79%) NoSQL
9 4 (2.23%) Apache Hive
10 3 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (1.12%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (1.12%) Oracle Exadata
11 2 (1.12%) RavenDB
11 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 23 (12.85%) Git (software)
2 22 (12.29%) Octopus Deploy
3 11 (6.15%) TeamCity
4 10 (5.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 10 (5.59%) JIRA
5 5 (2.79%) SpecFlow
6 4 (2.23%) Hudson
6 4 (2.23%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (1.68%) Jenkins
7 3 (1.68%) Subversion
8 2 (1.12%) Artifactory
8 2 (1.12%) Maven
8 2 (1.12%) MSTest
8 2 (1.12%) NUnit
8 2 (1.12%) Selenium
8 2 (1.12%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.56%) WebDriver
General
1 35 (19.55%) Finance
2 13 (7.26%) Banking
3 6 (3.35%) Retail
4 5 (2.79%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.68%) Marketing
6 2 (1.12%) Games
6 2 (1.12%) Law
6 2 (1.12%) Legal
7 1 (0.56%) Advertising
7 1 (0.56%) Back Office
7 1 (0.56%) Local Government
7 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 66 (36.87%) Developer
2 25 (13.97%) C# Developer
2 25 (13.97%) Senior Developer
3 24 (13.41%) .NET Developer
3 24 (13.41%) Architect
4 20 (11.17%) C# .NET Developer
4 20 (11.17%) DevOps Engineer
5 16 (8.94%) Cloud Developer
6 15 (8.38%) Cloud Engineer
7 12 (6.70%) Azure Developer
7 12 (6.70%) Consultant
8 9 (5.03%) iOS Developer
8 9 (5.03%) Java Engineer
9 8 (4.47%) ASP.NET Developer
9 8 (4.47%) Big Data Developer
9 8 (4.47%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 8 (4.47%) Hadoop Developer
9 8 (4.47%) Senior Big Data Developer
9 8 (4.47%) Senior Hadoop Developer
9 8 (4.47%) Senior iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (41.34%) .NET
2 37 (20.67%) ASP.NET
3 29 (16.20%) Web Services
4 17 (9.50%) AngularJS
5 16 (8.94%) ASP.NET MVC
5 16 (8.94%) HTML
5 16 (8.94%) RabbitMQ
6 14 (7.82%) ASP.NET Web API
7 12 (6.70%) CSS
8 11 (6.15%) REST
9 9 (5.03%) SOAP
10 8 (4.47%) Cocoa
10 8 (4.47%) Cocoa Touch
11 6 (3.35%) jQuery
11 6 (3.35%) Node.js
11 6 (3.35%) XML
11 6 (3.35%) XSLT
12 5 (2.79%) .NET Framework
12 5 (2.79%) KnockoutJS
12 5 (2.79%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.15%) Public Cloud
2 10 (5.59%) Mobile App
3 6 (3.35%) Data Centre
3 6 (3.35%) User Experience
4 3 (1.68%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (1.68%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.12%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.12%) Cloud Native
5 2 (1.12%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.12%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.12%) PKI
5 2 (1.12%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.56%) CESG
6 1 (0.56%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (0.56%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.56%) Fintech
6 1 (0.56%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.56%) Online Games
6 1 (0.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 45 (25.14%) Windows
2 25 (13.97%) Windows Server
3 18 (10.06%) Linux
4 15 (8.38%) Apple iOS
5 11 (6.15%) Unix
5 11 (6.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (4.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (3.35%) Android
8 2 (1.12%) Mesosphere
8 2 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.12%) Solaris
8 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.56%) VMS
9 1 (0.56%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (36.87%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (31.84%) TDD
3 45 (25.14%) DevOps
4 33 (18.44%) Continuous Integration
5 32 (17.88%) E-Commerce
5 32 (17.88%) Migration
6 30 (16.76%) Software Engineering
7 27 (15.08%) BDD
8 26 (14.53%) Continuous Delivery
9 23 (12.85%) Scrum
10 21 (11.73%) MVC
11 17 (9.50%) High Availability
12 16 (8.94%) Unit Testing
13 15 (8.38%) iOS Development
14 9 (5.03%) Progressive Enhancement
14 9 (5.03%) Test Automation
15 8 (4.47%) CRM
15 8 (4.47%) Microservices
16 7 (3.91%) ITIL
16 7 (3.91%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (32.96%) C#
2 45 (25.14%) Java
3 30 (16.76%) SQL
4 24 (13.41%) JavaScript
5 23 (12.85%) PowerShell
6 18 (10.06%) Ruby
7 14 (7.82%) Go
8 10 (5.59%) Bash Shell
9 9 (5.03%) Apple Swift
9 9 (5.03%) Objective-C
10 8 (4.47%) Perl
11 7 (3.91%) Python
12 6 (3.35%) C++
12 6 (3.35%) VBScript
12 6 (3.35%) XAML
13 5 (2.79%) C
14 4 (2.23%) Scala
15 3 (1.68%) PHP
16 2 (1.12%) T-SQL
16 2 (1.12%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (6.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (5.03%) MCSE
3 8 (4.47%) MCITP
4 3 (1.68%) AWS Certification
4 3 (1.68%) Degree
5 2 (1.12%) MCSD
5 2 (1.12%) MCTS
6 1 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.56%) CISA
6 1 (0.56%) CISSP
6 1 (0.56%) CLAS
6 1 (0.56%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.68%) QA
2 2 (1.12%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.56%) BS7799
3 1 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.56%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (18.44%) Active Directory
2 16 (8.94%) vSphere
3 15 (8.38%) Docker
4 8 (4.47%) VMware ESX
4 8 (4.47%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (2.23%) HDFS
6 3 (1.68%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.68%) Xen
7 2 (1.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.12%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.12%) XenServer
8 1 (0.56%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 21 (11.73%) Puppet
2 18 (10.06%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (3.91%) SCOM
4 5 (2.79%) Ansible
5 4 (2.23%) SCCM
6 3 (1.68%) Kibana
6 3 (1.68%) Mesos
6 3 (1.68%) Nagios
7 2 (1.12%) Consul
7 2 (1.12%) Control-M
7 2 (1.12%) logstash
7 2 (1.12%) MIMEsweeper
7 2 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (1.12%) Oracle Identity Management
7 2 (1.12%) Packer
7 2 (1.12%) Pingdom
7 2 (1.12%) Terraform
7 2 (1.12%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.56%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 51 (28.49%) Microsoft
2 19 (10.61%) VMware
3 15 (8.38%) Splunk
4 9 (5.03%) IBM
5 8 (4.47%) Cisco
5 8 (4.47%) Oracle
6 5 (2.79%) Dell
6 5 (2.79%) Rackspace
7 3 (1.68%) Google
8 2 (1.12%) Axway
8 2 (1.12%) BEA
8 2 (1.12%) Blue Coat
8 2 (1.12%) CA
8 2 (1.12%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.12%) Citrix
8 2 (1.12%) Juniper
8 2 (1.12%) Nokia
8 2 (1.12%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.12%) Sybase
8 2 (1.12%) Symantec
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