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 2 March 2015 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 136 181 181
Rank change year-on-year
+45 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 55 17 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.07% 0.29% 0.24%
As % of the Cloud Services category 25.82% 13.49% 12.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 14 10
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£425 £369 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.25% -18.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £210 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £450 £485
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
213 126 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 4.15% 2.14% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 81 75
Average daily rate £450 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £221 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £13.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+63.46% -30.66%

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 2 March 2015.

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 2 March 2015, 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 51 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (49.46%) .NET
3 42 (45.16%) TDD
4 40 (43.01%) C#
5 36 (38.71%) MVC
6 35 (37.63%) Microsoft
7 32 (34.41%) ASP.NET
8 31 (33.33%) Scrum
9 26 (27.96%) SQL Server
10 23 (24.73%) SQL
10 23 (24.73%) Web Services
10 23 (24.73%) ASP.NET MVC
10 23 (24.73%) BDD
11 22 (23.66%) Windows
12 20 (21.51%) Pair Programming
12 20 (21.51%) HTML
12 20 (21.51%) ASP.NET Web API
13 19 (20.43%) JavaScript
13 19 (20.43%) RESTful
13 19 (20.43%) WCF
13 19 (20.43%) jQuery
14 18 (19.35%) E-Commerce
15 17 (18.28%) CSS
15 17 (18.28%) Mentoring
16 16 (17.20%) AngularJS
16 16 (17.20%) Active Directory
16 16 (17.20%) Continuous Integration
17 15 (16.13%) .NET Framework
18 14 (15.05%) LINQ
18 14 (15.05%) HTML5

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

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 13 (13.98%) CMS
1 13 (13.98%) Sitecore CMS
2 11 (11.83%) Node.js
3 10 (10.75%) Kentico
3 10 (10.75%) Umbraco
4 8 (8.60%) SharePoint
5 5 (5.38%) MS Exchange
5 5 (5.38%) IIS
6 4 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (3.23%) Lync
7 3 (3.23%) Apache Solr
8 2 (2.15%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (2.15%) OpenStack
8 2 (2.15%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (2.15%) Apache ServiceMix
9 1 (1.08%) JBoss
Applications
1 6 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.38%) MS Office
3 2 (2.15%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.08%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.08%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.08%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 3 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.08%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.08%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 14 (15.05%) Office 365
2 6 (6.45%) PaaS
3 5 (5.38%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (5.38%) IaaS
4 1 (1.08%) SoftLayer
4 1 (1.08%) Yammer
4 1 (1.08%) SaaS
4 1 (1.08%) Heroku
4 1 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.60%) LDAP
2 6 (6.45%) TCP/IP
3 5 (5.38%) SAN
3 5 (5.38%) NAS
3 5 (5.38%) DNS
3 5 (5.38%) HTTP
4 4 (4.30%) SSL
4 4 (4.30%) Firewall
4 4 (4.30%) VLAN
5 3 (3.23%) VPN
6 2 (2.15%) PBX
6 2 (2.15%) Internet
7 1 (1.08%) DWDM
7 1 (1.08%) MPLS
7 1 (1.08%) OSPF
7 1 (1.08%) EIGRP
7 1 (1.08%) VRRP
7 1 (1.08%) VPLS
7 1 (1.08%) Wireshark
7 1 (1.08%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (27.96%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.60%) MySQL
2 8 (8.60%) NoSQL
3 7 (7.53%) MongoDB
4 4 (4.30%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (3.23%) RavenDB
5 3 (3.23%) Big Data
5 3 (3.23%) CouchDB
5 3 (3.23%) SQLite
5 3 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.15%) MarkLogic
7 1 (1.08%) Triplestore
7 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.08%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 7 (7.53%) Git (software)
2 6 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (6.45%) Mocha
2 6 (6.45%) QUnit
2 6 (6.45%) Jasmine
2 6 (6.45%) Grunt
2 6 (6.45%) Bower
3 4 (4.30%) MSTest
3 4 (4.30%) Subversion
4 3 (3.23%) JIRA
4 3 (3.23%) Mercurial
4 3 (3.23%) Moq
5 2 (2.15%) Selenium
5 2 (2.15%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.08%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (1.08%) NUnit
6 1 (1.08%) CruiseControl
6 1 (1.08%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.08%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 8 (8.60%) Finance
2 4 (4.30%) Retail
3 3 (3.23%) Banking
4 2 (2.15%) Publishing
4 2 (2.15%) Games
5 1 (1.08%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.08%) Back Office
5 1 (1.08%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.08%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (48.39%) Developer
2 22 (23.66%) .NET Developer
3 11 (11.83%) Architect
4 10 (10.75%) Senior Developer
5 7 (7.53%) Web Developer
6 6 (6.45%) Consultant
6 6 (6.45%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (5.38%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (5.38%) C# Developer
8 4 (4.30%) Senior .NET Developer
8 4 (4.30%) Analyst
8 4 (4.30%) Lead Developer
8 4 (4.30%) iOS Developer
9 3 (3.23%) Umbraco Developer
9 3 (3.23%) Active Directory Consultant
9 3 (3.23%) CRM Developer
9 3 (3.23%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (3.23%) Technical Leader
9 3 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 3 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (49.46%) .NET
2 32 (34.41%) ASP.NET
3 23 (24.73%) Web Services
3 23 (24.73%) ASP.NET MVC
4 20 (21.51%) HTML
4 20 (21.51%) ASP.NET Web API
5 19 (20.43%) WCF
5 19 (20.43%) jQuery
5 19 (20.43%) RESTful
6 17 (18.28%) CSS
7 16 (17.20%) AngularJS
8 15 (16.13%) .NET Framework
9 14 (15.05%) LINQ
9 14 (15.05%) HTML5
10 13 (13.98%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 13 (13.98%) Razor View Engine
11 11 (11.83%) CSS3
12 8 (8.60%) JSON
12 8 (8.60%) XML
13 7 (7.53%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.60%) User Experience
2 6 (6.45%) PKI
2 6 (6.45%) Social Media
3 3 (3.23%) Open Source
4 2 (2.15%) Clustering
4 2 (2.15%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.15%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.15%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.08%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.08%) Online Games
5 1 (1.08%) iPhone
5 1 (1.08%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.08%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.08%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.08%) Replication
5 1 (1.08%) Grid Computing
5 1 (1.08%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.08%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (1.08%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 22 (23.66%) Windows
2 10 (10.75%) Linux
3 6 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (5.38%) Apple iOS
5 4 (4.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.15%) UNIX
7 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.08%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (45.16%) TDD
3 36 (38.71%) MVC
4 31 (33.33%) Scrum
5 23 (24.73%) BDD
6 20 (21.51%) Pair Programming
7 18 (19.35%) E-Commerce
8 17 (18.28%) Mentoring
9 16 (17.20%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (13.98%) Unit Testing
11 12 (12.90%) DevOps
12 8 (8.60%) SOA
12 8 (8.60%) OO
13 6 (6.45%) Identity Management
13 6 (6.45%) Dependency Management
14 5 (5.38%) Migration
14 5 (5.38%) Configuration Management
15 4 (4.30%) Project Management
15 4 (4.30%) CRM
15 4 (4.30%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 40 (43.01%) C#
2 23 (24.73%) SQL
3 19 (20.43%) JavaScript
4 13 (13.98%) PowerShell
5 11 (11.83%) Java
6 4 (4.30%) Python
6 4 (4.30%) Objective-C
7 3 (3.23%) Ruby
7 3 (3.23%) C++
8 2 (2.15%) C
8 2 (2.15%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.15%) Scala
8 2 (2.15%) Golang
9 1 (1.08%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.08%) SPARQL
9 1 (1.08%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.23%) VCP4
3 2 (2.15%) Degree
3 2 (2.15%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.08%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (1.08%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.08%) MCSE
4 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.08%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.15%) SLA
2 1 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.08%) QA
System Software
1 16 (17.20%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.53%) Hyper-V
3 4 (4.30%) Platform Symphony
3 4 (4.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.23%) vSphere
5 1 (1.08%) Xen
5 1 (1.08%) KVM
5 1 (1.08%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (6.45%) Puppet
2 5 (5.38%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.23%) Ansible
4 2 (2.15%) Salt
4 2 (2.15%) Vagrant
4 2 (2.15%) SCOM
5 1 (1.08%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (1.08%) MOM
5 1 (1.08%) Nagios
5 1 (1.08%) SCCM
Vendors
1 35 (37.63%) Microsoft
2 13 (13.98%) Sitecore
3 10 (10.75%) EPiServer
4 7 (7.53%) Oracle
5 5 (5.38%) Sybase
5 5 (5.38%) VMware
6 4 (4.30%) Red Hat
7 3 (3.23%) DataSynapse
7 3 (3.23%) Cisco
7 3 (3.23%) Rackspace
8 2 (2.15%) IBM
9 1 (1.08%) HP
9 1 (1.08%) Intel
9 1 (1.08%) Juniper
9 1 (1.08%) NetApp
9 1 (1.08%) Altiris
9 1 (1.08%) Google
9 1 (1.08%) Riverbed
9 1 (1.08%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.08%) Akamai
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