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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 70 142 179
Rank change year-on-year
+72 +37
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 100 60 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.98% 1.06% 0.51%
As % of the Cloud Services category 28.57% 17.54% 13.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 52 28
Median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £303 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £595 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £375 £378
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £44.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -6.25%
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
350 342 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.44% 6.07% 3.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 249 185
Median daily rate £475 £450 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +6.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £265 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 0
Median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.56 £25.00 £12.75
% change year-on-year
-25.78% +96.07%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 55 (36.91%) .NET
2 49 (32.89%) Microsoft
3 47 (31.54%) Amazon AWS
4 44 (29.53%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (28.86%) C#
6 41 (27.52%) Java
7 40 (26.85%) TDD
8 39 (26.17%) Windows
9 37 (24.83%) DevOps
10 34 (22.82%) Finance
11 32 (21.48%) SQL Server
12 31 (20.81%) Active Directory
13 30 (20.13%) Migration
13 30 (20.13%) PaaS
14 27 (18.12%) Continuous Integration
15 26 (17.45%) Continuous Delivery
16 25 (16.78%) SQL
17 23 (15.44%) ASP.NET
17 23 (15.44%) Software Engineering
18 22 (14.77%) Web Services
18 22 (14.77%) Azure Active Directory
19 21 (14.09%) Windows Server
19 21 (14.09%) Puppet
20 20 (13.42%) IaaS
20 20 (13.42%) PowerShell
21 19 (12.75%) Office 365
22 18 (12.08%) Ruby
23 17 (11.41%) Linux
23 17 (11.41%) SharePoint
24 16 (10.74%) E-Commerce

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 17 (11.41%) SharePoint
2 16 (10.74%) OpenStack
3 15 (10.07%) Cloud Foundry
4 9 (6.04%) Confluence
5 6 (4.03%) MS Exchange
6 5 (3.36%) IIS
6 5 (3.36%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (2.68%) Apache Pig
7 4 (2.68%) Apache Spark
7 4 (2.68%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (2.68%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (2.01%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.34%) JBoss
9 2 (1.34%) Skype for Business
9 2 (1.34%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.67%) CMS
10 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.67%) SAS
10 1 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (3.36%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.01%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.01%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 47 (31.54%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (20.13%) PaaS
3 22 (14.77%) Azure Active Directory
4 20 (13.42%) IaaS
5 19 (12.75%) Office 365
6 13 (8.72%) Heroku
7 5 (3.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (2.68%) OneDrive
8 4 (2.68%) SaaS
8 4 (2.68%) Yammer
9 3 (2.01%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (2.01%) OpenShift
10 2 (1.34%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (1.34%) Datadog
11 1 (0.67%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.67%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.67%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.67%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.72%) VPN
2 9 (6.04%) DMZ
2 9 (6.04%) Firewall
3 8 (5.37%) DNS
4 5 (3.36%) DHCP
5 4 (2.68%) Kerberos
6 3 (2.01%) LAN
6 3 (2.01%) Network Security
6 3 (2.01%) SAN
6 3 (2.01%) Skype
6 3 (2.01%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.01%) WAN
7 2 (1.34%) BIG-IP
7 2 (1.34%) Internet
7 2 (1.34%) NAS
7 2 (1.34%) Unified Communications
7 2 (1.34%) VoIP
7 2 (1.34%) Wireless
8 1 (0.67%) HTTP
8 1 (0.67%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (21.48%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.38%) Redis
3 10 (6.71%) Apache Cassandra
4 8 (5.37%) Big Data
4 8 (5.37%) Hadoop
5 7 (4.70%) Azure SQL Database
6 6 (4.03%) MongoDB
7 5 (3.36%) NoSQL
8 4 (2.68%) Apache Hive
8 4 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (2.68%) MySQL
9 3 (2.01%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (1.34%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (1.34%) CouchDB
10 2 (1.34%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.34%) Oracle Exadata
10 2 (1.34%) RavenDB
10 2 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.34%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 16 (10.74%) Octopus Deploy
2 15 (10.07%) Git (software)
3 10 (6.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 10 (6.71%) JIRA
4 4 (2.68%) Hudson
4 4 (2.68%) SpecFlow
4 4 (2.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (2.68%) TeamCity
5 3 (2.01%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.34%) Artifactory
6 2 (1.34%) Maven
6 2 (1.34%) MSTest
6 2 (1.34%) NUnit
6 2 (1.34%) Selenium
6 2 (1.34%) Subversion
6 2 (1.34%) Vagrant
6 2 (1.34%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.67%) WebDriver
General
1 34 (22.82%) Finance
2 11 (7.38%) Banking
3 5 (3.36%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.68%) Retail
5 3 (2.01%) Marketing
6 2 (1.34%) Advertising
6 2 (1.34%) Games
7 1 (0.67%) Back Office
7 1 (0.67%) Billing
7 1 (0.67%) Legal
7 1 (0.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 50 (33.56%) Developer
2 23 (15.44%) Architect
3 20 (13.42%) C# Developer
3 20 (13.42%) DevOps Engineer
4 19 (12.75%) .NET Developer
5 16 (10.74%) C# .NET Developer
5 16 (10.74%) Senior Developer
6 15 (10.07%) Cloud Engineer
7 11 (7.38%) Azure Developer
7 11 (7.38%) Consultant
8 10 (6.71%) Cloud Developer
9 9 (6.04%) Java Engineer
10 8 (5.37%) Big Data Developer
10 8 (5.37%) Hadoop Developer
10 8 (5.37%) Senior Big Data Developer
10 8 (5.37%) Senior Hadoop Developer
11 6 (4.03%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 6 (4.03%) Azure Consultant
11 6 (4.03%) SQL Developer
11 6 (4.03%) User Experience Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (36.91%) .NET
2 23 (15.44%) ASP.NET
3 22 (14.77%) Web Services
4 14 (9.40%) ASP.NET Web API
5 10 (6.71%) AngularJS
5 10 (6.71%) RabbitMQ
6 9 (6.04%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (4.70%) HTML
7 7 (4.70%) XML
8 6 (4.03%) CSS
8 6 (4.03%) jQuery
8 6 (4.03%) XSLT
9 5 (3.36%) .NET Framework
10 4 (2.68%) REST
10 4 (2.68%) XML Messaging
11 3 (2.01%) JSON
11 3 (2.01%) KnockoutJS
11 3 (2.01%) Middleware
11 3 (2.01%) RESTful
11 3 (2.01%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.70%) User Experience
2 6 (4.03%) Data Centre
3 5 (3.36%) Public Cloud
4 3 (2.01%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (2.01%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.01%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.34%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.34%) Cloud Native
5 2 (1.34%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.34%) Fintech
5 2 (1.34%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.67%) CESG
6 1 (0.67%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (0.67%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.67%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.67%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.67%) New Media
6 1 (0.67%) Online Games
6 1 (0.67%) PKI
6 1 (0.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 39 (26.17%) Windows
2 21 (14.09%) Windows Server
3 17 (11.41%) Linux
4 11 (7.38%) Unix
5 8 (5.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (3.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.01%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.34%) Mesosphere
8 2 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.34%) Solaris
8 2 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.67%) Android
9 1 (0.67%) VMS
9 1 (0.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (29.53%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (26.85%) TDD
3 37 (24.83%) DevOps
4 30 (20.13%) Migration
5 27 (18.12%) Continuous Integration
6 26 (17.45%) Continuous Delivery
7 23 (15.44%) Software Engineering
8 16 (10.74%) E-Commerce
8 16 (10.74%) Scrum
9 15 (10.07%) BDD
9 15 (10.07%) MVC
10 11 (7.38%) High Availability
11 9 (6.04%) Unit Testing
12 7 (4.70%) CRM
12 7 (4.70%) Information Architecture
12 7 (4.70%) Investment Management
12 7 (4.70%) ITIL
12 7 (4.70%) OO
12 7 (4.70%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (4.03%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 43 (28.86%) C#
2 41 (27.52%) Java
3 25 (16.78%) SQL
4 20 (13.42%) PowerShell
5 18 (12.08%) Ruby
6 14 (9.40%) Go
7 13 (8.72%) JavaScript
8 10 (6.71%) Bash Shell
9 8 (5.37%) Perl
10 7 (4.70%) Python
10 7 (4.70%) XAML
11 5 (3.36%) C
12 4 (2.68%) Scala
13 3 (2.01%) C++
13 3 (2.01%) PHP
13 3 (2.01%) T-SQL
13 3 (2.01%) VBScript
14 2 (1.34%) Objective-C
14 2 (1.34%) VB
14 2 (1.34%) VB6
Qualifications
1 8 (5.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (4.03%) MCSE
3 5 (3.36%) MCITP
4 3 (2.01%) AWS Certification
5 2 (1.34%) Degree
5 2 (1.34%) MCSD
5 2 (1.34%) MCTS
6 1 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.67%) CISA
6 1 (0.67%) CISSP
6 1 (0.67%) CLAS
6 1 (0.67%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.01%) QA
2 1 (0.67%) BS7799
2 1 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 31 (20.81%) Active Directory
2 16 (10.74%) vSphere
3 15 (10.07%) Docker
4 8 (5.37%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (3.36%) VMware ESX
6 4 (2.68%) HDFS
7 3 (2.01%) Hyper-V
7 3 (2.01%) Xen
8 2 (1.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (1.34%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.34%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (14.09%) Puppet
2 12 (8.05%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (3.36%) Ansible
4 4 (2.68%) SCOM
5 3 (2.01%) Kibana
5 3 (2.01%) Mesos
5 3 (2.01%) Nagios
5 3 (2.01%) SCCM
6 2 (1.34%) Control-M
6 2 (1.34%) logstash
6 2 (1.34%) MIMEsweeper
6 2 (1.34%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (1.34%) Oracle Identity Management
6 2 (1.34%) Packer
6 2 (1.34%) Pingdom
6 2 (1.34%) Terraform
6 2 (1.34%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.67%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.67%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 49 (32.89%) Microsoft
2 16 (10.74%) VMware
3 15 (10.07%) Splunk
4 9 (6.04%) IBM
5 8 (5.37%) Oracle
6 7 (4.70%) Cisco
7 5 (3.36%) Rackspace
8 3 (2.01%) Dell
9 2 (1.34%) BEA
9 2 (1.34%) Blue Coat
9 2 (1.34%) CA
9 2 (1.34%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.34%) Citrix
9 2 (1.34%) DevExpress
9 2 (1.34%) Google
9 2 (1.34%) Juniper
9 2 (1.34%) Nokia
9 2 (1.34%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.34%) Sybase
9 2 (1.34%) Symantec
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