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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 159 187 196
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 41 21 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.73% 0.31% 0.065%
As % of the Cloud Services category 21.47% 15.33% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 18 2
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£425 £350 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -14.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £239 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £462
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 - -
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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
191 137 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.39% 2.02% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 100 61
Average daily rate £450 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £288 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.75 £16.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.57% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.18% -9.93%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 (53.16%) .NET
1 42 (53.16%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (44.30%) Microsoft
3 34 (43.04%) C#
4 32 (40.51%) MVC
5 30 (37.97%) ASP.NET
6 28 (35.44%) TDD
7 25 (31.65%) Scrum
7 25 (31.65%) Windows
7 25 (31.65%) SQL
8 22 (27.85%) ASP.NET MVC
9 19 (24.05%) Web Services
10 18 (22.78%) SQL Server
11 17 (21.52%) BDD
12 13 (16.46%) HTML
12 13 (16.46%) JavaScript
12 13 (16.46%) CSS
12 13 (16.46%) .NET Framework
12 13 (16.46%) WCF
13 12 (15.19%) RESTful
13 12 (15.19%) ASP.NET Web API
14 11 (13.92%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 11 (13.92%) jQuery
14 11 (13.92%) Oracle
14 11 (13.92%) Linux
14 11 (13.92%) Active Directory
15 10 (12.66%) E-Commerce
15 10 (12.66%) Java
15 10 (12.66%) DevOps
15 10 (12.66%) AngularJS

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 9 (11.39%) CMS
1 9 (11.39%) Node.js
1 9 (11.39%) Sitecore CMS
2 6 (7.59%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (6.33%) IIS
4 2 (2.53%) OpenStack
4 2 (2.53%) Apache ServiceMix
4 2 (2.53%) Apache Solr
4 2 (2.53%) Kentico
4 2 (2.53%) Umbraco
4 2 (2.53%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.53%) JBoss
4 2 (2.53%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.27%) Apache
5 1 (1.27%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.27%) Eucalyptus
5 1 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.27%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 9 (11.39%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.80%) MS Office
3 1 (1.27%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.27%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.27%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.27%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.13%) PaaS
2 7 (8.86%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (8.86%) Office 365
3 5 (6.33%) IaaS
4 2 (2.53%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (2.53%) Heroku
5 1 (1.27%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.86%) HTTP
2 5 (6.33%) DNS
3 4 (5.06%) TCP/IP
3 4 (5.06%) SAN
4 3 (3.80%) NAS
5 2 (2.53%) VLAN
5 2 (2.53%) VPN
5 2 (2.53%) SNMP
5 2 (2.53%) LDAP
5 2 (2.53%) FTP
5 2 (2.53%) DHCP
6 1 (1.27%) Firewall
6 1 (1.27%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.27%) VoIP
6 1 (1.27%) WAN
6 1 (1.27%) SSL
6 1 (1.27%) Internet
6 1 (1.27%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (1.27%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (22.78%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.86%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (7.59%) NoSQL
3 6 (7.59%) MySQL
4 4 (5.06%) Big Data
4 4 (5.06%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (3.80%) MongoDB
5 3 (3.80%) Hadoop
5 3 (3.80%) CouchDB
6 2 (2.53%) MarkLogic
6 2 (2.53%) RavenDB
6 2 (2.53%) SQLite
6 2 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.27%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 5 (6.33%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (5.06%) MSTest
3 3 (3.80%) JIRA
3 3 (3.80%) Moq
4 2 (2.53%) TeamCity
4 2 (2.53%) Selenium
4 2 (2.53%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.53%) NUnit
4 2 (2.53%) Subversion
5 1 (1.27%) CruiseControl
5 1 (1.27%) Axure RP
5 1 (1.27%) MSBuild
5 1 (1.27%) Hudson
5 1 (1.27%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.27%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.27%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (5.06%) Finance
1 4 (5.06%) Retail
2 3 (3.80%) Banking
3 2 (2.53%) Publishing
4 1 (1.27%) Games
4 1 (1.27%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.27%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.27%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.27%) Mandarin Language
4 1 (1.27%) Japanese Language
4 1 (1.27%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 37 (46.84%) Developer
2 16 (20.25%) .NET Developer
3 11 (13.92%) Architect
4 7 (8.86%) C# Developer
5 6 (7.59%) ASP.NET Developer
6 5 (6.33%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (5.06%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) Cloud Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) Consultant
7 4 (5.06%) Senior Developer
7 4 (5.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Consultant
8 3 (3.80%) Web Developer
9 2 (2.53%) CRM Developer
9 2 (2.53%) iOS Developer
9 2 (2.53%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
9 2 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
9 2 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 2 (2.53%) Implementation Engineer
9 2 (2.53%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (53.16%) .NET
2 30 (37.97%) ASP.NET
3 22 (27.85%) ASP.NET MVC
4 19 (24.05%) Web Services
5 13 (16.46%) HTML
5 13 (16.46%) CSS
5 13 (16.46%) .NET Framework
5 13 (16.46%) WCF
6 12 (15.19%) RESTful
6 12 (15.19%) ASP.NET Web API
7 11 (13.92%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 11 (13.92%) jQuery
8 10 (12.66%) AngularJS
9 9 (11.39%) KnockoutJS
9 9 (11.39%) LINQ
9 9 (11.39%) Razor View Engine
9 9 (11.39%) REST
10 7 (8.86%) XML
10 7 (8.86%) Ajax
11 6 (7.59%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.53%) Mobile App
1 2 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (2.53%) Data Structures
1 2 (2.53%) Open Source
1 2 (2.53%) Computer Science
1 2 (2.53%) PKI
2 1 (1.27%) Grid Computing
2 1 (1.27%) Replication
2 1 (1.27%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.27%) Derivative
2 1 (1.27%) Equity Derivative
2 1 (1.27%) Online Games
2 1 (1.27%) Visualisation
2 1 (1.27%) User Experience
2 1 (1.27%) Internet of Things
2 1 (1.27%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 25 (31.65%) Windows
2 11 (13.92%) Linux
3 8 (10.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (5.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.80%) UNIX
5 3 (3.80%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.27%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (53.16%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (40.51%) MVC
3 28 (35.44%) TDD
4 25 (31.65%) Scrum
5 17 (21.52%) BDD
6 10 (12.66%) E-Commerce
6 10 (12.66%) DevOps
7 9 (11.39%) Mentoring
7 9 (11.39%) SOA
8 8 (10.13%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (10.13%) Migration
9 7 (8.86%) CQRS
10 6 (7.59%) Web Development
10 6 (7.59%) Pair Programming
11 5 (6.33%) Enterprise Architecture
11 5 (6.33%) Multithreading
12 4 (5.06%) Unit Testing
12 4 (5.06%) Software Engineering
12 4 (5.06%) Project Management
12 4 (5.06%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 34 (43.04%) C#
2 25 (31.65%) SQL
3 13 (16.46%) JavaScript
4 10 (12.66%) Java
5 8 (10.13%) PowerShell
6 4 (5.06%) C++
7 2 (2.53%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.53%) C
7 2 (2.53%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.53%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.27%) Python
8 1 (1.27%) Perl
8 1 (1.27%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (5.06%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.53%) Degree
3 1 (1.27%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (1.27%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.53%) SLA
2 1 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.27%) QA
System Software
1 11 (13.92%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.06%) Platform Symphony
2 4 (5.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.80%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.53%) XenApp
4 2 (2.53%) vSphere
5 1 (1.27%) Xen
5 1 (1.27%) UAG
5 1 (1.27%) XenServer
5 1 (1.27%) Docker
5 1 (1.27%) KVM
Systems Management
1 5 (6.33%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (5.06%) Puppet
3 3 (3.80%) SCCM
3 3 (3.80%) SCOM
4 2 (2.53%) Vagrant
5 1 (1.27%) MOM
5 1 (1.27%) Nagios
5 1 (1.27%) WMI
5 1 (1.27%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (1.27%) Ansible
5 1 (1.27%) Oozie
Vendors
1 35 (44.30%) Microsoft
2 11 (13.92%) Oracle
3 9 (11.39%) Sitecore
4 7 (8.86%) VMware
5 5 (6.33%) Sybase
6 4 (5.06%) Red Hat
7 3 (3.80%) HP
7 3 (3.80%) IBM
7 3 (3.80%) DataSynapse
7 3 (3.80%) Rackspace
8 2 (2.53%) EPiServer
8 2 (2.53%) Citrix
9 1 (1.27%) Altiris
9 1 (1.27%) Juniper
9 1 (1.27%) Intel
9 1 (1.27%) Apple
9 1 (1.27%) NetApp
9 1 (1.27%) Akamai
9 1 (1.27%) 3PAR
9 1 (1.27%) F5
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