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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
London / City of London
Rank 47 113 160
Rank change year-on-year
+66 +47
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 129 31 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 4.41% 1.01% 0.68%
As % of the Cloud Services category 32.41% 16.58% 13.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 25 31
Median daily rate £450 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £375 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £540 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £402 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.67% +7.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £35.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-57.14% +34.61%

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
398 187 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.62% 6.11% 5.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 148 203
Median daily rate £480 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £412
% change year-on-year
+3.65% -0.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £29.64 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +52.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-38.18% +22.22%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017, 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.

1 114 (40.57%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (37.72%) Microsoft
3 100 (35.59%) DevOps
4 98 (34.88%) TDD
5 97 (34.52%) Amazon AWS
6 88 (31.32%) Windows
7 72 (25.62%) C#
8 71 (25.27%) SQL Server
9 70 (24.91%) .NET
10 69 (24.56%) SQL
11 63 (22.42%) Python
12 59 (21.00%) Finance
13 55 (19.57%) Java
14 52 (18.51%) BDD
14 52 (18.51%) Public Cloud
15 51 (18.15%) IaaS
16 50 (17.79%) High Availability
17 49 (17.44%) Scrum
18 46 (16.37%) Jenkins
19 44 (15.66%) Microservices
20 43 (15.30%) Web Services
21 42 (14.95%) Business Intelligence
22 41 (14.59%) PowerShell
23 39 (13.88%) JSON
23 39 (13.88%) HTTP
24 38 (13.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 38 (13.52%) Continuous Integration
25 37 (13.17%) Team Foundation Server
26 36 (12.81%) Office 365
27 35 (12.46%) HTML

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 28 (9.96%) SharePoint
2 27 (9.61%) IIS
3 16 (5.69%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (2.85%) Skype for Business
5 5 (1.78%) Apache
5 5 (1.78%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.78%) OpenStack
5 5 (1.78%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.42%) Apache Spark
6 4 (1.42%) Confluence
7 3 (1.07%) JBoss
7 3 (1.07%) nginx
8 2 (0.71%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.71%) Mule ESB
8 2 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.36%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.36%) Umbraco
Applications
1 24 (8.54%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.78%) MS Office
3 1 (0.36%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.36%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 22 (7.83%) Dynamics AX
1 22 (7.83%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 97 (34.52%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (18.15%) IaaS
3 36 (12.81%) Office 365
4 34 (12.10%) PaaS
5 10 (3.56%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (3.56%) TestFlight
6 9 (3.20%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (2.85%) AWS CloudFormation
7 8 (2.85%) SaaS
8 6 (2.14%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (2.14%) GitHub
9 4 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (1.42%) OneDrive
9 4 (1.42%) Yammer
10 2 (0.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.71%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.71%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.71%) Heroku
10 2 (0.71%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 39 (13.88%) HTTP
2 30 (10.68%) MQTT
2 30 (10.68%) RTSP
3 21 (7.47%) VPN
4 18 (6.41%) DNS
5 14 (4.98%) Firewall
6 11 (3.91%) SAN
7 9 (3.20%) LAN
8 8 (2.85%) WAN
9 6 (2.14%) DMZ
9 6 (2.14%) Skype
10 5 (1.78%) DHCP
11 4 (1.42%) FTP
11 4 (1.42%) Internet
11 4 (1.42%) Network Security
11 4 (1.42%) Wireless
12 3 (1.07%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (1.07%) IPsec
12 3 (1.07%) MPLS
12 3 (1.07%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (25.27%) SQL Server
2 38 (13.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 20 (7.12%) Azure SQL Database
4 18 (6.41%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (6.41%) MongoDB
4 18 (6.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 16 (5.69%) SQL Server 2012
6 14 (4.98%) MySQL
7 11 (3.91%) CouchDB
7 11 (3.91%) NoSQL
7 11 (3.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (3.56%) Big Data
8 10 (3.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (3.56%) SQLite
9 9 (3.20%) Power BI
10 8 (2.85%) Hadoop
11 5 (1.78%) Apache Hive
11 5 (1.78%) SQL Server 2014
12 4 (1.42%) Amazon Redshift
12 4 (1.42%) BigTable
Development Applications
1 46 (16.37%) Jenkins
2 37 (13.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 32 (11.39%) Git (software)
4 26 (9.25%) JIRA
5 16 (5.69%) MSTest
6 12 (4.27%) NUnit
7 9 (3.20%) Octopus Deploy
7 9 (3.20%) TeamCity
7 9 (3.20%) Visual Studio
8 8 (2.85%) MSBuild
8 8 (2.85%) Selenium
9 7 (2.49%) SpecFlow
10 6 (2.14%) Axure RP
11 5 (1.78%) WebDriver
12 4 (1.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (1.42%) Subversion
13 3 (1.07%) Bitbucket
13 3 (1.07%) Sonatype Nexus
14 2 (0.71%) Artifactory
14 2 (0.71%) SonarQube
General
1 59 (21.00%) Finance
2 18 (6.41%) Banking
3 15 (5.34%) Retail
4 8 (2.85%) Financial Institution
5 7 (2.49%) Advertising
6 6 (2.14%) Legal
6 6 (2.14%) Marketing
7 3 (1.07%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.71%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.36%) Back Office
9 1 (0.36%) Billing
9 1 (0.36%) Games
9 1 (0.36%) Law
9 1 (0.36%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 123 (43.77%) Developer
2 49 (17.44%) Senior Developer
3 43 (15.30%) Architect
4 33 (11.74%) Java Developer
5 30 (10.68%) DevOps Engineer
6 27 (9.61%) Senior Java Developer
7 20 (7.12%) Dynamics AX Developer
8 19 (6.76%) Microsoft Developer
9 16 (5.69%) Azure Architect
9 16 (5.69%) Azure Engineer
9 16 (5.69%) Consultant
10 15 (5.34%) C# Developer
10 15 (5.34%) Solutions Architect
11 14 (4.98%) Azure Developer
12 13 (4.63%) AWS Developer
13 12 (4.27%) Agile Developer
13 12 (4.27%) Agile Java Developer
13 12 (4.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 12 (4.27%) Senior Agile Developer
13 12 (4.27%) Senior Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (24.91%) .NET
2 43 (15.30%) Web Services
3 39 (13.88%) JSON
4 35 (12.46%) HTML
5 33 (11.74%) Kafka
5 33 (11.74%) Protocol Buffers
5 33 (11.74%) WCF
6 28 (9.96%) CSS
7 26 (9.25%) REST
8 22 (7.83%) ASP.NET
9 21 (7.47%) ASP.NET Web API
10 16 (5.69%) AngularJS
10 16 (5.69%) RESTful
11 15 (5.34%) .NET Framework
11 15 (5.34%) SOAP
12 12 (4.27%) ASP.NET MVC
12 12 (4.27%) Entity Framework
13 11 (3.91%) jQuery
13 11 (3.91%) XML
14 10 (3.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 52 (18.51%) Public Cloud
2 30 (10.68%) Video on Demand
3 16 (5.69%) Mobile App
4 15 (5.34%) Data Centre
5 14 (4.98%) Streaming Video
6 8 (2.85%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (2.85%) Computer Science
6 8 (2.85%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.78%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (1.78%) Replication
8 4 (1.42%) Equities
8 4 (1.42%) Fixed Income
8 4 (1.42%) Hedge funds
8 4 (1.42%) Visualisation
9 3 (1.07%) Clustering
9 3 (1.07%) Data Integration
9 3 (1.07%) Digital Media
9 3 (1.07%) Mathematics
9 3 (1.07%) PKI
9 3 (1.07%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 88 (31.32%) Windows
2 28 (9.96%) Linux
3 23 (8.19%) Windows Server
4 22 (7.83%) Apple iOS
5 13 (4.63%) Android
6 9 (3.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (2.49%) Unix
8 6 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.42%) Windows 8
9 4 (1.42%) Windows Mobile
10 3 (1.07%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.71%) CentOS
11 2 (0.71%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.71%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.71%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.36%) Solaris
12 1 (0.36%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (40.57%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (35.59%) DevOps
3 98 (34.88%) TDD
4 52 (18.51%) BDD
5 50 (17.79%) High Availability
6 49 (17.44%) Scrum
7 44 (15.66%) Microservices
8 42 (14.95%) Business Intelligence
9 38 (13.52%) Continuous Integration
10 34 (12.10%) Pair Programming
11 25 (8.90%) CRM
12 24 (8.54%) E-Commerce
12 24 (8.54%) MVC
13 23 (8.19%) ERP
14 21 (7.47%) Migration
15 17 (6.05%) Configuration Management
15 17 (6.05%) OOP
16 16 (5.69%) ITIL
16 16 (5.69%) Logistics
16 16 (5.69%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 72 (25.62%) C#
2 69 (24.56%) SQL
3 63 (22.42%) Python
4 55 (19.57%) Java
5 41 (14.59%) PowerShell
6 34 (12.10%) JavaScript
7 33 (11.74%) C
8 25 (8.90%) T-SQL
9 21 (7.47%) Ruby
10 12 (4.27%) Apple Swift
11 11 (3.91%) Objective-C
12 9 (3.20%) Bash Shell
13 8 (2.85%) PHP
14 7 (2.49%) Perl
15 6 (2.14%) R
15 6 (2.14%) XAML
16 5 (1.78%) PL/SQL
16 5 (1.78%) Shell Script
17 3 (1.07%) C++
18 2 (0.71%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (6.41%) Degree
2 8 (2.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (1.78%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.78%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (1.42%) MCSE
5 3 (1.07%) CCNP
6 2 (0.71%) AWS Certification
6 2 (0.71%) CCNA
6 2 (0.71%) CCSA
6 2 (0.71%) CCSE
6 2 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.71%) MCSD
7 1 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.36%) ISEB
7 1 (0.36%) MCP
7 1 (0.36%) MCSA
7 1 (0.36%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.36%) PMP
7 1 (0.36%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.49%) QA
2 2 (0.71%) SLA
3 1 (0.36%) COBIT
System Software
1 26 (9.25%) Active Directory
2 14 (4.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (4.63%) Docker
4 11 (3.91%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.78%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (1.78%) VMware ESX
6 4 (1.42%) HDFS
6 4 (1.42%) XenApp
7 2 (0.71%) DFS Replication
7 2 (0.71%) vCloud
8 1 (0.36%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.36%) Gluster
8 1 (0.36%) iptables
8 1 (0.36%) NFS
8 1 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.36%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 25 (8.90%) Opscode Chef
2 17 (6.05%) Ansible
3 14 (4.98%) Puppet
4 11 (3.91%) SCOM
5 6 (2.14%) SCCM
5 6 (2.14%) Terraform
6 3 (1.07%) HAProxy
6 3 (1.07%) Kibana
6 3 (1.07%) Salt
6 3 (1.07%) SCOrch
6 3 (1.07%) SCSM
6 3 (1.07%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.71%) logstash
7 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.71%) Rundeck
7 2 (0.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.71%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.36%) Ambari
8 1 (0.36%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 106 (37.72%) Microsoft
2 23 (8.19%) VMware
3 14 (4.98%) Cisco
4 13 (4.63%) Splunk
5 9 (3.20%) Citrix
5 9 (3.20%) Google
5 9 (3.20%) Oracle
6 8 (2.85%) HP
6 8 (2.85%) New Relic
7 7 (2.49%) Rackspace
8 6 (2.14%) CheckPoint
8 6 (2.14%) Dell
8 6 (2.14%) Xamarin
9 5 (1.78%) ServiceNow
9 5 (1.78%) Tableau
10 4 (1.42%) MicroStrategy
10 4 (1.42%) SAP
10 4 (1.42%) Sitecore
11 3 (1.07%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.07%) Symantec
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