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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 162 206 221
Rank change year-on-year
+44 +15
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 42 22 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.71% 0.30% 0.027%
As % of the Cloud Services category 19.81% 14.47% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 16 2
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£375 £368 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% -24.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £338 £458
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £538 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £345 £400
% change year-on-year
+19.56% -13.75%
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
212 152 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.57% 2.08% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 112 61
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £16.75 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -62.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -41.66%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 36 (53.73%) Microsoft
2 34 (50.75%) .NET
3 33 (49.25%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (44.78%) C#
5 25 (37.31%) ASP.NET
6 24 (35.82%) Windows
6 24 (35.82%) MVC
7 21 (31.34%) TDD
8 20 (29.85%) Scrum
9 17 (25.37%) ASP.NET MVC
10 15 (22.39%) SQL
10 15 (22.39%) SQL Server
11 13 (19.40%) HTML
11 13 (19.40%) Web Services
12 12 (17.91%) CSS
12 12 (17.91%) BDD
13 11 (16.42%) Linux
14 10 (14.93%) MS Excel
14 10 (14.93%) Oracle
14 10 (14.93%) JavaScript
14 10 (14.93%) PaaS
14 10 (14.93%) WCF
15 9 (13.43%) .NET Framework
16 8 (11.94%) Continuous Integration
16 8 (11.94%) RESTful
16 8 (11.94%) Azure SQL Database
16 8 (11.94%) REST
16 8 (11.94%) KnockoutJS
16 8 (11.94%) Java
16 8 (11.94%) Active Directory

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (8.96%) Node.js
2 5 (7.46%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (5.97%) CMS
3 4 (5.97%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.97%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (4.48%) IIS
5 2 (2.99%) JBoss
5 2 (2.99%) OpenStack
5 2 (2.99%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (2.99%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.49%) Apache ServiceMix
6 1 (1.49%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.49%) Apache Pig
6 1 (1.49%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.49%) Apache
6 1 (1.49%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.49%) Apache Solr
6 1 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.49%) Eucalyptus
Applications
1 10 (14.93%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.99%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.93%) PaaS
2 6 (8.96%) Office 365
3 5 (7.46%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (4.48%) IaaS
5 2 (2.99%) Heroku
5 2 (2.99%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.49%) Google Compute Engine
6 1 (1.49%) Gitorious
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.94%) HTTP
2 4 (5.97%) DNS
2 4 (5.97%) SAN
3 3 (4.48%) NAS
3 3 (4.48%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.99%) VPN
4 2 (2.99%) SNMP
4 2 (2.99%) VLAN
5 1 (1.49%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (1.49%) Firewall
5 1 (1.49%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (1.49%) VoIP
5 1 (1.49%) WAN
5 1 (1.49%) DHCP
5 1 (1.49%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.49%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (22.39%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.94%) Azure SQL Database
3 5 (7.46%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (5.97%) MySQL
5 3 (4.48%) MongoDB
5 3 (4.48%) Hadoop
5 3 (4.48%) CouchDB
6 2 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.99%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.99%) SQLite
6 2 (2.99%) Big Data
7 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.49%) MarkLogic
7 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.49%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 6 (8.96%) Git (software)
2 5 (7.46%) Visual Studio
3 3 (4.48%) Subversion
3 3 (4.48%) TeamCity
3 3 (4.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.99%) Selenium
4 2 (2.99%) NUnit
5 1 (1.49%) JIRA
5 1 (1.49%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.49%) MSTest
5 1 (1.49%) MSBuild
5 1 (1.49%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.49%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.49%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 3 (4.48%) Banking
2 2 (2.99%) Retail
2 2 (2.99%) Finance
3 1 (1.49%) Advertising
3 1 (1.49%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.49%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.49%) Marketing
3 1 (1.49%) Mandarin Language
3 1 (1.49%) Italian Language
3 1 (1.49%) Japanese Language
3 1 (1.49%) Korean Language
3 1 (1.49%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 35 (52.24%) Developer
2 14 (20.90%) .NET Developer
3 8 (11.94%) C# Developer
4 7 (10.45%) Architect
5 6 (8.96%) ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (5.97%) Senior Developer
7 3 (4.48%) Web Developer
7 3 (4.48%) Consultant
7 3 (4.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (2.99%) Java Developer
8 2 (2.99%) Server Engineer
8 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Consultant
8 2 (2.99%) Windows Administrator
8 2 (2.99%) Technical Leader
8 2 (2.99%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (2.99%) Software Engineer
8 2 (2.99%) Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) Technical Architect
8 2 (2.99%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (2.99%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (50.75%) .NET
2 25 (37.31%) ASP.NET
3 17 (25.37%) ASP.NET MVC
4 13 (19.40%) Web Services
4 13 (19.40%) HTML
5 12 (17.91%) CSS
6 10 (14.93%) WCF
7 9 (13.43%) .NET Framework
8 8 (11.94%) RESTful
8 8 (11.94%) REST
8 8 (11.94%) KnockoutJS
8 8 (11.94%) ASP.NET Web API
9 7 (10.45%) AngularJS
9 7 (10.45%) XML
10 6 (8.96%) Middleware
10 6 (8.96%) jQuery
10 6 (8.96%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 6 (8.96%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 5 (7.46%) SOAP
12 4 (5.97%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.99%) Open Source
2 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.49%) User Experience
2 1 (1.49%) Data Structures
2 1 (1.49%) Replication
2 1 (1.49%) Grid Computing
2 1 (1.49%) Derivative
2 1 (1.49%) Equity Derivative
2 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.49%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 24 (35.82%) Windows
2 11 (16.42%) Linux
3 6 (8.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (5.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.99%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.99%) UNIX
6 1 (1.49%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.49%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (49.25%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (35.82%) MVC
3 21 (31.34%) TDD
4 20 (29.85%) Scrum
5 12 (17.91%) BDD
6 8 (11.94%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (10.45%) Multithreading
7 7 (10.45%) Migration
7 7 (10.45%) CQRS
8 6 (8.96%) E-Commerce
8 6 (8.96%) Web Development
8 6 (8.96%) Unit Testing
9 5 (7.46%) Software Engineering
9 5 (7.46%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (7.46%) Mentoring
10 4 (5.97%) DevOps
10 4 (5.97%) SOA
10 4 (5.97%) Pair Programming
11 3 (4.48%) CRM
11 3 (4.48%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (44.78%) C#
2 15 (22.39%) SQL
3 10 (14.93%) JavaScript
4 8 (11.94%) Java
5 5 (7.46%) C++
6 3 (4.48%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.99%) VB.NET
7 2 (2.99%) Objective-C
7 2 (2.99%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.49%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.49%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (2.99%) Degree
1 2 (2.99%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.49%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) SLA
1 1 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (11.94%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.97%) Platform Symphony
3 3 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.48%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.99%) XenApp
4 2 (2.99%) vSphere
5 1 (1.49%) UAG
5 1 (1.49%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (7.46%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (4.48%) Puppet
3 2 (2.99%) SCCM
3 2 (2.99%) SCOM
4 1 (1.49%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.49%) Oozie
4 1 (1.49%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (1.49%) WMI
Vendors
1 36 (53.73%) Microsoft
2 10 (14.93%) Oracle
3 5 (7.46%) VMware
4 4 (5.97%) Sitecore
4 4 (5.97%) Sybase
4 4 (5.97%) Red Hat
5 3 (4.48%) HP
5 3 (4.48%) DataSynapse
6 2 (2.99%) Rackspace
6 2 (2.99%) Citrix
7 1 (1.49%) Juniper
7 1 (1.49%) NetApp
7 1 (1.49%) Apple
7 1 (1.49%) Intel
7 1 (1.49%) IBM
7 1 (1.49%) Altiris
7 1 (1.49%) Google
7 1 (1.49%) Riverbed
7 1 (1.49%) 3PAR
7 1 (1.49%) F5
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