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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 168 191 199
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 37 20 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.64% 0.28% 0.031%
As % of the Cloud Services category 19.27% 14.08% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 16 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+26.82% -31.66%
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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
192 142 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.30% 2.00% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 104 52
Average daily rate £438 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £300 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £418 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £16.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.11 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.18% -42.95%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 41 (53.95%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 37 (48.68%) .NET
4 33 (43.42%) C#
5 28 (36.84%) ASP.NET
5 28 (36.84%) MVC
6 25 (32.89%) TDD
6 25 (32.89%) Windows
7 23 (30.26%) Scrum
8 21 (27.63%) SQL
9 20 (26.32%) ASP.NET MVC
10 18 (23.68%) Web Services
11 17 (22.37%) SQL Server
12 16 (21.05%) BDD
13 14 (18.42%) HTML
13 14 (18.42%) CSS
14 12 (15.79%) Linux
14 12 (15.79%) JavaScript
15 11 (14.47%) Java
15 11 (14.47%) Oracle
15 11 (14.47%) .NET Framework
15 11 (14.47%) WCF
15 11 (14.47%) ASP.NET Web API
16 10 (13.16%) AngularJS
16 10 (13.16%) REST
16 10 (13.16%) MS Excel
17 9 (11.84%) Active Directory
17 9 (11.84%) E-Commerce
17 9 (11.84%) PaaS
17 9 (11.84%) RESTful

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 8 (10.53%) Node.js
2 6 (7.89%) CMS
2 6 (7.89%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (7.89%) Sitecore CMS
3 4 (5.26%) IIS
3 4 (5.26%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.95%) OpenStack
5 2 (2.63%) Apache ServiceMix
5 2 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.63%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (2.63%) JBoss
5 2 (2.63%) Apache Solr
6 1 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.32%) Eucalyptus
6 1 (1.32%) Kentico
6 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.32%) Apache
6 1 (1.32%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.32%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 10 (13.16%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.95%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.84%) PaaS
2 7 (9.21%) Office 365
3 6 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (3.95%) IaaS
5 2 (2.63%) Heroku
5 2 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.32%) Google Compute Engine
6 1 (1.32%) Gitorious
6 1 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.21%) HTTP
2 5 (6.58%) DNS
3 4 (5.26%) SAN
3 4 (5.26%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.95%) NAS
5 2 (2.63%) VLAN
5 2 (2.63%) VPN
5 2 (2.63%) SNMP
5 2 (2.63%) DHCP
5 2 (2.63%) FTP
6 1 (1.32%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.32%) VoIP
6 1 (1.32%) WAN
6 1 (1.32%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (1.32%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (1.32%) Internet
6 1 (1.32%) Firewall
6 1 (1.32%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (22.37%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.21%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (7.89%) MySQL
3 6 (7.89%) NoSQL
4 4 (5.26%) Big Data
4 4 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (3.95%) Hadoop
5 3 (3.95%) CouchDB
5 3 (3.95%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.63%) SQLite
6 2 (2.63%) RavenDB
6 2 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.63%) MarkLogic
7 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.32%) Apache Hive
7 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (7.89%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.58%) Visual Studio
3 4 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (3.95%) TeamCity
4 3 (3.95%) Subversion
4 3 (3.95%) JIRA
5 2 (2.63%) Selenium
5 2 (2.63%) NUnit
5 2 (2.63%) MSTest
5 2 (2.63%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.32%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (1.32%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.32%) Moq
6 1 (1.32%) Hudson
6 1 (1.32%) MSBuild
6 1 (1.32%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (2.63%) Banking
1 2 (2.63%) Retail
1 2 (2.63%) Finance
2 1 (1.32%) Publishing
2 1 (1.32%) Games
2 1 (1.32%) Financial Institution
2 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.32%) Investment Banking
2 1 (1.32%) Mandarin Language
2 1 (1.32%) Italian Language
2 1 (1.32%) Japanese Language
2 1 (1.32%) Korean Language
2 1 (1.32%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 37 (48.68%) Developer
2 15 (19.74%) .NET Developer
3 9 (11.84%) Architect
4 7 (9.21%) C# Developer
5 6 (7.89%) ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) Consultant
6 4 (5.26%) Senior Developer
7 3 (3.95%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.95%) Web Developer
7 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Consultant
8 2 (2.63%) Windows Administrator
8 2 (2.63%) Technical Leader
8 2 (2.63%) Server Engineer
8 2 (2.63%) Java Developer
8 2 (2.63%) Administrator
8 2 (2.63%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (2.63%) Analyst
8 2 (2.63%) Technical Architect
8 2 (2.63%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (48.68%) .NET
2 28 (36.84%) ASP.NET
3 20 (26.32%) ASP.NET MVC
4 18 (23.68%) Web Services
5 14 (18.42%) CSS
5 14 (18.42%) HTML
6 11 (14.47%) .NET Framework
6 11 (14.47%) WCF
6 11 (14.47%) ASP.NET Web API
7 10 (13.16%) AngularJS
7 10 (13.16%) REST
8 9 (11.84%) jQuery
8 9 (11.84%) RESTful
8 9 (11.84%) KnockoutJS
9 8 (10.53%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 8 (10.53%) XML
10 6 (7.89%) Middleware
10 6 (7.89%) LINQ
10 6 (7.89%) Razor View Engine
10 6 (7.89%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.63%) Computer Science
1 2 (2.63%) Open Source
1 2 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (2.63%) Data Structures
2 1 (1.32%) Internet of Things
2 1 (1.32%) User Experience
2 1 (1.32%) Mobile Computing
2 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.32%) Online Games
2 1 (1.32%) Visualisation
2 1 (1.32%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.32%) Replication
2 1 (1.32%) Grid Computing
2 1 (1.32%) Derivative
2 1 (1.32%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 25 (32.89%) Windows
2 12 (15.79%) Linux
3 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.95%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.95%) UNIX
6 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.32%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (53.95%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (36.84%) MVC
3 25 (32.89%) TDD
4 23 (30.26%) Scrum
5 16 (21.05%) BDD
6 9 (11.84%) Mentoring
6 9 (11.84%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (11.84%) E-Commerce
7 8 (10.53%) SOA
7 8 (10.53%) Migration
8 7 (9.21%) DevOps
8 7 (9.21%) CQRS
9 6 (7.89%) Web Development
10 5 (6.58%) Software Engineering
10 5 (6.58%) Enterprise Architecture
10 5 (6.58%) Multithreading
10 5 (6.58%) Pair Programming
10 5 (6.58%) Unit Testing
11 3 (3.95%) Test Automation
11 3 (3.95%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 33 (43.42%) C#
2 21 (27.63%) SQL
3 12 (15.79%) JavaScript
4 11 (14.47%) Java
5 6 (7.89%) PowerShell
6 5 (6.58%) C++
7 2 (2.63%) C
7 2 (2.63%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.63%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.32%) Ruby
8 1 (1.32%) Perl
8 1 (1.32%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.32%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.32%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.95%) Degree
3 1 (1.32%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (1.32%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.95%) SLA
2 1 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.32%) QA
System Software
1 9 (11.84%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.26%) Platform Symphony
3 3 (3.95%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.63%) XenApp
4 2 (2.63%) vSphere
5 1 (1.32%) UAG
5 1 (1.32%) Xen
5 1 (1.32%) XenServer
5 1 (1.32%) KVM
5 1 (1.32%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (7.89%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (6.58%) Puppet
3 3 (3.95%) SCCM
3 3 (3.95%) SCOM
4 2 (2.63%) Vagrant
5 1 (1.32%) Oozie
5 1 (1.32%) Ansible
5 1 (1.32%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (1.32%) MOM
5 1 (1.32%) Nagios
5 1 (1.32%) WMI
Vendors
1 38 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (14.47%) Oracle
3 7 (9.21%) VMware
4 6 (7.89%) Sitecore
5 5 (6.58%) Sybase
6 4 (5.26%) Red Hat
7 3 (3.95%) HP
7 3 (3.95%) DataSynapse
7 3 (3.95%) Rackspace
8 2 (2.63%) Citrix
9 1 (1.32%) Juniper
9 1 (1.32%) NetApp
9 1 (1.32%) Apple
9 1 (1.32%) Intel
9 1 (1.32%) IBM
9 1 (1.32%) EPiServer
9 1 (1.32%) Altiris
9 1 (1.32%) Google
9 1 (1.32%) Riverbed
9 1 (1.32%) Akamai
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