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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 48 132 168
Rank change year-on-year
+84 +36
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 157 54 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 4.57% 1.17% 0.74%
As % of the Cloud Services category 33.40% 18.75% 18.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 44 35
Median daily rate £500 £488 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £650 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £410
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £30.19 -
% change year-on-year
+15.93% -
Microsoft Azure
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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
470 288 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.67% 6.22% 3.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 398 233 164
Median daily rate £500 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £260 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Median hourly rate £44.62 £22.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+102.82% +3.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.92 £21.20 £20.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.32 £23.78 £21.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-29.00% +25.00%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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.

1 117 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (44.44%) Amazon AWS
3 90 (35.71%) TDD
4 88 (34.92%) .NET
5 85 (33.73%) DevOps
6 72 (28.57%) C#
7 62 (24.60%) Microsoft
8 61 (24.21%) BDD
9 56 (22.22%) Java
10 51 (20.24%) SQL
11 50 (19.84%) Python
12 48 (19.05%) E-Commerce
13 47 (18.65%) Windows
13 47 (18.65%) Public Cloud
14 46 (18.25%) High Availability
15 44 (17.46%) JavaScript
16 43 (17.06%) Microservices
17 42 (16.67%) ASP.NET
18 39 (15.48%) Web Services
18 39 (15.48%) SQL Server
19 36 (14.29%) Finance
19 36 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
20 33 (13.10%) Jenkins
20 33 (13.10%) Scrum
21 31 (12.30%) Migration
21 31 (12.30%) HTML
21 31 (12.30%) Active Directory
21 31 (12.30%) Office 365
22 30 (11.90%) Apple iOS
23 29 (11.51%) MVC

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 (7.54%) SharePoint
2 14 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (3.97%) OpenStack
4 8 (3.17%) Cloud Foundry
4 8 (3.17%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (2.78%) MS Exchange
5 7 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
6 6 (2.38%) IIS
7 5 (1.98%) Confluence
7 5 (1.98%) Skype for Business
8 4 (1.59%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.19%) Apache
10 2 (0.79%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.79%) CMS
10 2 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.79%) JBoss
10 2 (0.79%) nginx
11 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.40%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 17 (6.75%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.98%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 112 (44.44%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (12.30%) Office 365
3 22 (8.73%) IaaS
4 18 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
4 18 (7.14%) PaaS
5 15 (5.95%) Amazon EC2
6 14 (5.56%) TestFlight
7 8 (3.17%) AWS CloudFormation
8 7 (2.78%) Heroku
8 7 (2.78%) SaaS
9 6 (2.38%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (1.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 5 (1.98%) Yammer
11 4 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (1.59%) GitHub
11 4 (1.59%) OneDrive
11 4 (1.59%) OpenShift
12 3 (1.19%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.79%) Datadog
13 2 (0.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (10.32%) HTTP
2 25 (9.92%) MQTT
3 24 (9.52%) RTSP
4 17 (6.75%) Firewall
5 15 (5.95%) DNS
6 13 (5.16%) VPN
7 8 (3.17%) Kerberos
7 8 (3.17%) Network Security
8 7 (2.78%) SAN
9 5 (1.98%) DHCP
9 5 (1.98%) Internet
10 4 (1.59%) DMZ
10 4 (1.59%) FTP
10 4 (1.59%) LAN
10 4 (1.59%) NetScaler
10 4 (1.59%) WAN
11 3 (1.19%) MPLS
11 3 (1.19%) Unified Communications
11 3 (1.19%) VLAN
11 3 (1.19%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (15.48%) SQL Server
2 22 (8.73%) Azure SQL Database
3 20 (7.94%) MySQL
4 18 (7.14%) MongoDB
5 17 (6.75%) Hadoop
6 14 (5.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 14 (5.56%) CouchDB
6 14 (5.56%) SQLite
7 8 (3.17%) Big Data
7 8 (3.17%) Redis
7 8 (3.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (2.78%) NoSQL
9 6 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (1.98%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (1.59%) Amazon Redshift
11 4 (1.59%) Apache Hive
11 4 (1.59%) BigTable
12 3 (1.19%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 33 (13.10%) Jenkins
2 27 (10.71%) Git (software)
3 19 (7.54%) Octopus Deploy
4 16 (6.35%) TeamCity
5 10 (3.97%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (3.57%) JIRA
6 9 (3.57%) MSTest
7 7 (2.78%) Selenium
8 5 (1.98%) MSBuild
8 5 (1.98%) SpecFlow
8 5 (1.98%) Subversion
9 4 (1.59%) NUnit
10 3 (1.19%) Hudson
10 3 (1.19%) WebDriver
11 2 (0.79%) Artifactory
11 2 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.79%) Axure RP
11 2 (0.79%) SonarQube
11 2 (0.79%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (0.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 36 (14.29%) Finance
2 17 (6.75%) Banking
3 13 (5.16%) Retail
4 9 (3.57%) Financial Institution
5 6 (2.38%) Marketing
6 5 (1.98%) Legal
7 4 (1.59%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.59%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.19%) Back Office
9 2 (0.79%) Advertising
9 2 (0.79%) Law
10 1 (0.40%) Electronics
10 1 (0.40%) Games
10 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.40%) Publishing
10 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 109 (43.25%) Developer
2 53 (21.03%) Senior Developer
3 31 (12.30%) .NET Developer
4 29 (11.51%) Architect
4 29 (11.51%) C# Developer
5 27 (10.71%) DevOps Engineer
6 26 (10.32%) Java Developer
7 25 (9.92%) Senior Java Developer
8 22 (8.73%) AWS Developer
9 21 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
10 16 (6.35%) iOS Developer
11 15 (5.95%) Cloud Developer
12 14 (5.56%) Senior iOS Developer
13 13 (5.16%) ASP.NET Developer
14 12 (4.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 11 (4.37%) Agile Developer
15 11 (4.37%) Agile Java Developer
15 11 (4.37%) Cloud Engineer
15 11 (4.37%) Senior Agile Developer
15 11 (4.37%) Senior Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (34.92%) .NET
2 42 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 39 (15.48%) Web Services
4 31 (12.30%) HTML
5 27 (10.71%) AngularJS
6 25 (9.92%) JSON
7 24 (9.52%) CSS
7 24 (9.52%) Kafka
7 24 (9.52%) Protocol Buffers
8 19 (7.54%) REST
9 18 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
9 18 (7.14%) RabbitMQ
10 17 (6.75%) Node.js
11 14 (5.56%) Cocoa
11 14 (5.56%) Cocoa Touch
11 14 (5.56%) React
11 14 (5.56%) SOAP
12 13 (5.16%) ASP.NET Web API
13 12 (4.76%) .NET Framework
14 10 (3.97%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 47 (18.65%) Public Cloud
2 24 (9.52%) Video on Demand
3 15 (5.95%) Mobile App
4 14 (5.56%) Data Centre
5 13 (5.16%) Streaming Video
6 6 (2.38%) Equities
6 6 (2.38%) Fixed Income
7 5 (1.98%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.98%) Mathematics
8 4 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.59%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.59%) Digital Media
8 4 (1.59%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.19%) Replication
9 3 (1.19%) User Experience
9 3 (1.19%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.79%) Mobile Banking
10 2 (0.79%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 47 (18.65%) Windows
2 30 (11.90%) Apple iOS
3 24 (9.52%) Linux
4 23 (9.13%) Windows Server
5 14 (5.56%) Android
6 13 (5.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (4.37%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (2.78%) Unix
9 3 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.79%) Mesosphere
10 2 (0.79%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.79%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.40%) CentOS
11 1 (0.40%) Solaris
11 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.40%) VMS
11 1 (0.40%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (35.71%) TDD
3 85 (33.73%) DevOps
4 61 (24.21%) BDD
5 48 (19.05%) E-Commerce
6 46 (18.25%) High Availability
7 43 (17.06%) Microservices
8 36 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
9 33 (13.10%) Scrum
10 31 (12.30%) Migration
11 29 (11.51%) MVC
12 28 (11.11%) iOS Development
13 26 (10.32%) Pair Programming
14 22 (8.73%) Software Engineering
15 17 (6.75%) Business Intelligence
16 16 (6.35%) Unit Testing
17 15 (5.95%) Continuous Delivery
18 14 (5.56%) Open Source
18 14 (5.56%) Progressive Enhancement
18 14 (5.56%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 72 (28.57%) C#
2 56 (22.22%) Java
3 51 (20.24%) SQL
4 50 (19.84%) Python
5 44 (17.46%) JavaScript
6 28 (11.11%) PowerShell
7 26 (10.32%) C
8 18 (7.14%) Ruby
9 15 (5.95%) Apple Swift
9 15 (5.95%) Objective-C
10 12 (4.76%) T-SQL
11 11 (4.37%) Go
12 10 (3.97%) Perl
13 9 (3.57%) C++
13 9 (3.57%) PHP
14 8 (3.17%) Bash Shell
15 7 (2.78%) VBScript
16 5 (1.98%) Shell Script
17 4 (1.59%) R
18 2 (0.79%) XAML
Qualifications
1 10 (3.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (3.57%) Degree
3 8 (3.17%) MCSE
4 6 (2.38%) MCITP
5 3 (1.19%) CCNA
5 3 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.19%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.19%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.79%) CCNP
6 2 (0.79%) MCP
7 1 (0.40%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.40%) CISA
7 1 (0.40%) CISSP
7 1 (0.40%) CLAS
7 1 (0.40%) MCSA
7 1 (0.40%) MCSD
7 1 (0.40%) RHCE
7 1 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.78%) QA
2 2 (0.79%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.40%) BS7799
3 1 (0.40%) COBIT
3 1 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.40%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (12.30%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.37%) VMware ESX
3 10 (3.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (3.17%) Docker
4 8 (3.17%) vSphere
5 5 (1.98%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.59%) HDFS
6 4 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (1.19%) DFS Replication
7 3 (1.19%) XenApp
8 2 (0.79%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.40%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.40%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.40%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 27 (10.71%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (5.56%) Puppet
3 11 (4.37%) Ansible
4 9 (3.57%) SCOM
5 5 (1.98%) Kibana
5 5 (1.98%) Terraform
6 4 (1.59%) Nagios
7 3 (1.19%) logstash
8 2 (0.79%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.79%) Mesos
8 2 (0.79%) Pingdom
8 2 (0.79%) SCCM
9 1 (0.40%) Ambari
9 1 (0.40%) Control-M
9 1 (0.40%) MIMEsweeper
9 1 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle Identity Management
9 1 (0.40%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.40%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.40%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 62 (24.60%) Microsoft
2 23 (9.13%) VMware
3 16 (6.35%) Splunk
4 10 (3.97%) Cisco
5 9 (3.57%) Google
5 9 (3.57%) Rackspace
6 8 (3.17%) Citrix
7 7 (2.78%) Dell
8 6 (2.38%) New Relic
9 5 (1.98%) HP
10 4 (1.59%) 3PAR
10 4 (1.59%) Sitecore
11 3 (1.19%) CheckPoint
11 3 (1.19%) CommVault
11 3 (1.19%) MicroStrategy
11 3 (1.19%) Oracle
11 3 (1.19%) SAP
11 3 (1.19%) ServiceNow
11 3 (1.19%) Tableau
12 2 (0.79%) Palo Alto
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