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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 161 204 211
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 38 23 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.65% 0.32% 0.12%
As % of the Cloud Services category 21.47% 15.54% 9.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 17 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £345 £460
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £480 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £335 £400
% change year-on-year
+23.13% -16.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
- +51.85%
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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
177 148 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.01% 2.06% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 111 64
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £236 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £568 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £17.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -62.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -26.78%

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 September 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 September 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 (59.42%) C#
2 40 (57.97%) Microsoft
3 38 (55.07%) .NET
4 32 (46.38%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (42.03%) ASP.NET
6 28 (40.58%) MVC
7 26 (37.68%) SQL Server
8 25 (36.23%) TDD
9 24 (34.78%) Windows
10 23 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
11 19 (27.54%) SQL
12 18 (26.09%) Web Services
13 16 (23.19%) PaaS
14 15 (21.74%) Scrum
15 14 (20.29%) Unit Testing
16 13 (18.84%) XML
16 13 (18.84%) MS Excel
16 13 (18.84%) HTML
17 12 (17.39%) JavaScript
17 12 (17.39%) HTTP
17 12 (17.39%) .NET Framework
18 11 (15.94%) WCF
18 11 (15.94%) CSS
19 10 (14.49%) Oracle
19 10 (14.49%) Multithreading
19 10 (14.49%) BDD
20 9 (13.04%) Azure SQL Database
20 9 (13.04%) KnockoutJS
20 9 (13.04%) Git (software)
20 9 (13.04%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 6 (8.70%) IIS
1 6 (8.70%) Node.js
2 5 (7.25%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (7.25%) CMS
3 4 (5.80%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.80%) Sitecore CMS
3 4 (5.80%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.90%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.45%) Sitefinity
5 1 (1.45%) Apache Pig
5 1 (1.45%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.45%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.45%) Apache
Applications
1 13 (18.84%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (8.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.45%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 16 (23.19%) PaaS
2 5 (7.25%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (7.25%) IaaS
3 4 (5.80%) Office 365
3 4 (5.80%) SaaS
4 2 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.90%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (2.90%) Heroku
5 1 (1.45%) Gitorious
5 1 (1.45%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 12 (17.39%) HTTP
2 3 (4.35%) SAN
2 3 (4.35%) DNS
3 2 (2.90%) SNMP
3 2 (2.90%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.90%) NAS
4 1 (1.45%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (1.45%) VLAN
4 1 (1.45%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (1.45%) Internet
4 1 (1.45%) VPN
4 1 (1.45%) VoIP
4 1 (1.45%) WAN
4 1 (1.45%) DHCP
4 1 (1.45%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.45%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (37.68%) SQL Server
2 9 (13.04%) Azure SQL Database
3 8 (11.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (7.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (5.80%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.90%) MySQL
7 1 (1.45%) Apache Hive
7 1 (1.45%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.45%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.45%) Big Data
7 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.45%) CouchDB
7 1 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (13.04%) Git (software)
2 6 (8.70%) NUnit
2 6 (8.70%) Visual Studio
2 6 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (8.70%) TeamCity
2 6 (8.70%) Jenkins
3 5 (7.25%) Selenium
4 4 (5.80%) Calabash
5 3 (4.35%) SpecFlow
5 3 (4.35%) JIRA
5 3 (4.35%) Subversion
5 3 (4.35%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.45%) MSTest
6 1 (1.45%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.45%) Hudson
6 1 (1.45%) QUnit
6 1 (1.45%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.45%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (1.45%) JSUnit
6 1 (1.45%) JMeter
General
1 6 (8.70%) Finance
2 3 (4.35%) Banking
2 3 (4.35%) Retail
3 2 (2.90%) Advertising
4 1 (1.45%) Marketing
4 1 (1.45%) Mandarin Language
4 1 (1.45%) Italian Language
4 1 (1.45%) Japanese Language
4 1 (1.45%) Korean Language
4 1 (1.45%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.45%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.45%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 41 (59.42%) Developer
2 19 (27.54%) .NET Developer
3 15 (21.74%) C# Developer
4 10 (14.49%) ASP.NET Developer
5 9 (13.04%) Senior Developer
6 8 (11.59%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (10.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (7.25%) Architect
9 4 (5.80%) Senior .NET Developer
10 3 (4.35%) BizTalk Developer
10 3 (4.35%) Senior BizTalk Developer
10 3 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (4.35%) Analyst
10 3 (4.35%) Consultant
11 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Consultant
11 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Developer
11 2 (2.90%) Java Developer
11 2 (2.90%) CRM Consultant
11 2 (2.90%) Software Engineer
11 2 (2.90%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (55.07%) .NET
2 29 (42.03%) ASP.NET
3 23 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 18 (26.09%) Web Services
5 13 (18.84%) XML
5 13 (18.84%) HTML
6 12 (17.39%) .NET Framework
7 11 (15.94%) WCF
7 11 (15.94%) CSS
8 9 (13.04%) KnockoutJS
9 8 (11.59%) jQuery
9 8 (11.59%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 7 (10.14%) AngularJS
10 7 (10.14%) Ajax
11 6 (8.70%) LINQ
11 6 (8.70%) Razor View Engine
11 6 (8.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 6 (8.70%) ASP.NET Web API
11 6 (8.70%) REST
12 5 (7.25%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.90%) Open Source
2 1 (1.45%) User Experience
2 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.45%) FMCG
2 1 (1.45%) Visualisation
2 1 (1.45%) Derivative
2 1 (1.45%) Equity Derivative
2 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.45%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 24 (34.78%) Windows
2 9 (13.04%) Linux
3 5 (7.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.45%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.45%) UNIX
5 1 (1.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (46.38%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (40.58%) MVC
3 25 (36.23%) TDD
4 15 (21.74%) Scrum
5 14 (20.29%) Unit Testing
6 10 (14.49%) Multithreading
6 10 (14.49%) BDD
7 9 (13.04%) E-Commerce
8 8 (11.59%) SOA
8 8 (11.59%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (11.59%) Web Development
9 6 (8.70%) CRM
9 6 (8.70%) CQRS
10 5 (7.25%) OO
10 5 (7.25%) Migration
11 4 (5.80%) OOP
11 4 (5.80%) Enterprise Architecture
12 3 (4.35%) Refactoring
12 3 (4.35%) EAI
12 3 (4.35%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 41 (59.42%) C#
2 19 (27.54%) SQL
3 12 (17.39%) JavaScript
4 8 (11.59%) Java
5 4 (5.80%) C++
5 4 (5.80%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.90%) VB.NET
6 2 (2.90%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.45%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.45%) C
7 1 (1.45%) Python
7 1 (1.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (1.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.35%) Platform Symphony
3 2 (2.90%) XenApp
4 1 (1.45%) UAG
4 1 (1.45%) vSphere
4 1 (1.45%) XenServer
4 1 (1.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (5.80%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.90%) SCCM
2 2 (2.90%) SCOM
3 1 (1.45%) Puppet
3 1 (1.45%) Oozie
3 1 (1.45%) WMI
Vendors
1 40 (57.97%) Microsoft
2 10 (14.49%) Oracle
3 4 (5.80%) Sitecore
4 3 (4.35%) Sybase
4 3 (4.35%) Red Hat
4 3 (4.35%) HP
5 2 (2.90%) VMware
5 2 (2.90%) Citrix
5 2 (2.90%) JBoss
5 2 (2.90%) DataSynapse
5 2 (2.90%) Rackspace
6 1 (1.45%) 3PAR
6 1 (1.45%) F5
6 1 (1.45%) Riverbed
6 1 (1.45%) Juniper
6 1 (1.45%) IBM
6 1 (1.45%) Apple
6 1 (1.45%) Intel
6 1 (1.45%) Altiris
6 1 (1.45%) Google
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