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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 48 119 173
Rank change year-on-year
+71 +54
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 143 42 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 4.49% 1.22% 0.64%
As % of the Cloud Services category 35.14% 19.09% 13.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 36 32
Median daily rate £543 £478 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.71% +27.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £613 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £402 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.67% +0.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £37.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-60.00% +44.23%
Microsoft Azure
London

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
407 220 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.79% 6.38% 4.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 186 215
Median daily rate £525 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £400 £415
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £19.92 £26.32 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.31% +34.97%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £27.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-40.00% +44.73%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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.

1 143 (49.14%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (40.21%) Amazon AWS
3 108 (37.11%) TDD
4 107 (36.77%) DevOps
5 91 (31.27%) .NET
6 85 (29.21%) Microsoft
7 78 (26.80%) C#
8 72 (24.74%) BDD
9 69 (23.71%) SQL
10 67 (23.02%) Python
11 65 (22.34%) Public Cloud
12 64 (21.99%) Windows
13 61 (20.96%) High Availability
14 58 (19.93%) Java
15 57 (19.59%) SQL Server
16 56 (19.24%) Microservices
17 51 (17.53%) JavaScript
17 51 (17.53%) E-Commerce
18 46 (15.81%) Continuous Integration
18 46 (15.81%) Jenkins
19 42 (14.43%) ASP.NET
20 40 (13.75%) HTML
20 40 (13.75%) Finance
21 39 (13.40%) Scrum
21 39 (13.40%) Git (software)
22 38 (13.06%) Office 365
22 38 (13.06%) PowerShell
23 37 (12.71%) Web Services
23 37 (12.71%) Opscode Chef
24 36 (12.37%) Apple iOS

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 15 (5.15%) SharePoint
2 11 (3.78%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (3.44%) IIS
4 6 (2.06%) Apache
4 6 (2.06%) Confluence
4 6 (2.06%) OpenStack
4 6 (2.06%) Skype for Business
4 6 (2.06%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.37%) Apache Spark
5 4 (1.37%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (1.03%) JBoss
6 3 (1.03%) nginx
7 2 (0.69%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.69%) Mule ESB
7 2 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.69%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.34%) CMS
8 1 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 26 (8.93%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.06%) MS Office
3 1 (0.34%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.34%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 117 (40.21%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (13.06%) Office 365
3 32 (11.00%) IaaS
4 18 (6.19%) PaaS
4 18 (6.19%) TestFlight
5 13 (4.47%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (4.47%) Azure Active Directory
6 11 (3.78%) SaaS
7 9 (3.09%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (2.75%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (2.06%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (1.72%) GitHub
11 4 (1.37%) OneDrive
11 4 (1.37%) Yammer
12 2 (0.69%) Heroku
12 2 (0.69%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.69%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.34%) G Suite
13 1 (0.34%) Rackspace Cloud
13 1 (0.34%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 34 (11.68%) HTTP
2 31 (10.65%) MQTT
3 30 (10.31%) RTSP
4 22 (7.56%) VPN
5 17 (5.84%) DNS
6 15 (5.15%) Firewall
7 12 (4.12%) SAN
8 9 (3.09%) LAN
9 8 (2.75%) WAN
10 6 (2.06%) DHCP
10 6 (2.06%) Network Security
10 6 (2.06%) Skype
11 5 (1.72%) DMZ
11 5 (1.72%) FTP
11 5 (1.72%) Kerberos
11 5 (1.72%) Wireless
12 4 (1.37%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (1.37%) Internet
12 4 (1.37%) MPLS
12 4 (1.37%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (19.59%) SQL Server
2 27 (9.28%) Azure SQL Database
3 26 (8.93%) MySQL
4 23 (7.90%) MongoDB
5 19 (6.53%) Hadoop
6 18 (6.19%) CouchDB
6 18 (6.19%) SQLite
7 17 (5.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 15 (5.15%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (4.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 13 (4.47%) SQL Server 2012
10 11 (3.78%) Big Data
11 9 (3.09%) NoSQL
12 8 (2.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 7 (2.41%) Power BI
13 7 (2.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 5 (1.72%) Apache Hive
14 5 (1.72%) SQL Server 2014
15 4 (1.37%) BigTable
15 4 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 46 (15.81%) Jenkins
2 39 (13.40%) Git (software)
3 19 (6.53%) Octopus Deploy
4 18 (6.19%) TeamCity
5 16 (5.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (4.81%) MSTest
7 11 (3.78%) JIRA
8 9 (3.09%) Selenium
9 8 (2.75%) MSBuild
9 8 (2.75%) NUnit
10 6 (2.06%) SpecFlow
11 5 (1.72%) Visual Studio
11 5 (1.72%) WebDriver
12 4 (1.37%) Axure RP
12 4 (1.37%) Subversion
13 3 (1.03%) SonarQube
13 3 (1.03%) Sonatype Nexus
14 2 (0.69%) Artifactory
14 2 (0.69%) Gerrit
14 2 (0.69%) Mercurial
General
1 40 (13.75%) Finance
2 18 (6.19%) Retail
3 12 (4.12%) Banking
4 11 (3.78%) Financial Institution
5 8 (2.75%) Marketing
6 7 (2.41%) Advertising
7 6 (2.06%) Legal
8 4 (1.37%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.03%) Back Office
10 2 (0.69%) Law
11 1 (0.34%) Billing
11 1 (0.34%) Electronics
11 1 (0.34%) Games
11 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.34%) Publishing
11 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 126 (43.30%) Developer
2 56 (19.24%) Senior Developer
3 40 (13.75%) Architect
4 33 (11.34%) Java Developer
5 28 (9.62%) .NET Developer
6 27 (9.28%) DevOps Engineer
6 27 (9.28%) Senior Java Developer
7 26 (8.93%) C# Developer
8 24 (8.25%) AWS Developer
9 20 (6.87%) iOS Developer
10 18 (6.19%) C# .NET Developer
10 18 (6.19%) Senior iOS Developer
11 17 (5.84%) Cloud Developer
11 17 (5.84%) Consultant
12 14 (4.81%) Analyst
13 13 (4.47%) Azure Architect
13 13 (4.47%) Azure Engineer
13 13 (4.47%) Solutions Architect
14 12 (4.12%) Agile Developer
14 12 (4.12%) Senior Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (31.27%) .NET
2 42 (14.43%) ASP.NET
3 40 (13.75%) HTML
4 37 (12.71%) Web Services
5 34 (11.68%) JSON
6 33 (11.34%) Kafka
6 33 (11.34%) Protocol Buffers
7 32 (11.00%) CSS
8 27 (9.28%) AngularJS
9 26 (8.93%) REST
10 21 (7.22%) ASP.NET MVC
11 19 (6.53%) SOAP
12 18 (6.19%) Cocoa
12 18 (6.19%) Cocoa Touch
12 18 (6.19%) Node.js
13 16 (5.50%) RESTful
14 15 (5.15%) .NET Framework
15 14 (4.81%) ASP.NET Web API
15 14 (4.81%) RabbitMQ
16 12 (4.12%) React
Miscellaneous
1 65 (22.34%) Public Cloud
2 30 (10.31%) Video on Demand
3 20 (6.87%) Mobile App
4 17 (5.84%) Data Centre
5 14 (4.81%) Streaming Video
6 8 (2.75%) Management Information System
7 7 (2.41%) Computer Science
8 6 (2.06%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (2.06%) Equities
8 6 (2.06%) Fixed Income
8 6 (2.06%) Private Cloud
9 5 (1.72%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (1.72%) Visualisation
10 4 (1.37%) Digital Media
11 3 (1.03%) Hedge funds
11 3 (1.03%) Mathematics
11 3 (1.03%) Replication
11 3 (1.03%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.69%) Clustering
12 2 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 64 (21.99%) Windows
2 36 (12.37%) Apple iOS
3 30 (10.31%) Linux
4 22 (7.56%) Windows Server
5 17 (5.84%) Android
6 12 (4.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (3.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (2.41%) Unix
9 4 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.37%) Windows 8
9 4 (1.37%) Windows Mobile
10 3 (1.03%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.69%) CentOS
11 2 (0.69%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.69%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.34%) Solaris
12 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (49.14%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (37.11%) TDD
3 107 (36.77%) DevOps
4 72 (24.74%) BDD
5 61 (20.96%) High Availability
6 56 (19.24%) Microservices
7 51 (17.53%) E-Commerce
8 46 (15.81%) Continuous Integration
9 39 (13.40%) Scrum
10 34 (11.68%) Pair Programming
11 33 (11.34%) MVC
12 32 (11.00%) iOS Development
13 27 (9.28%) Migration
14 24 (8.25%) Business Intelligence
15 23 (7.90%) Unit Testing
16 21 (7.22%) Software Engineering
17 20 (6.87%) Open Source
18 18 (6.19%) ITIL
18 18 (6.19%) Progressive Enhancement
18 18 (6.19%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 78 (26.80%) C#
2 69 (23.71%) SQL
3 67 (23.02%) Python
4 58 (19.93%) Java
5 51 (17.53%) JavaScript
6 38 (13.06%) PowerShell
7 33 (11.34%) C
8 22 (7.56%) Ruby
8 22 (7.56%) T-SQL
9 20 (6.87%) Apple Swift
10 19 (6.53%) Objective-C
11 11 (3.78%) Bash Shell
12 10 (3.44%) PHP
13 8 (2.75%) Perl
14 6 (2.06%) C++
14 6 (2.06%) R
14 6 (2.06%) Shell Script
15 5 (1.72%) Go
15 5 (1.72%) PL/SQL
16 4 (1.37%) XAML
Qualifications
1 13 (4.47%) Degree
2 9 (3.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (2.06%) MCSE
4 4 (1.37%) CCNA
4 4 (1.37%) CCNP
4 4 (1.37%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.37%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.03%) MCP
6 2 (0.69%) CCSA
6 2 (0.69%) CCSE
6 2 (0.69%) MCITP
6 2 (0.69%) MCSA
6 2 (0.69%) MCSD
6 2 (0.69%) RHCE
7 1 (0.34%) ISEB
7 1 (0.34%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.34%) PMP
7 1 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.41%) QA
2 3 (1.03%) SLA
3 1 (0.34%) COBIT
System Software
1 32 (11.00%) Active Directory
2 18 (6.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (4.81%) Docker
4 13 (4.47%) Hyper-V
5 8 (2.75%) VMware ESX
6 4 (1.37%) HDFS
6 4 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (1.03%) DFS Replication
7 3 (1.03%) XenApp
8 2 (0.69%) vCloud
8 2 (0.69%) vSphere
8 2 (0.69%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.34%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.34%) Gluster
9 1 (0.34%) iptables
9 1 (0.34%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.34%) NFS
9 1 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 37 (12.71%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (6.19%) Ansible
2 18 (6.19%) Puppet
3 10 (3.44%) SCOM
4 6 (2.06%) Terraform
5 5 (1.72%) SCCM
6 3 (1.03%) HAProxy
6 3 (1.03%) Kibana
6 3 (1.03%) Salt
7 2 (0.69%) logstash
7 2 (0.69%) Nagios
7 2 (0.69%) Rundeck
7 2 (0.69%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.34%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.34%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.34%) MIMEsweeper
8 1 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle Identity Management
8 1 (0.34%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.34%) WSUS
Vendors
1 85 (29.21%) Microsoft
2 31 (10.65%) VMware
3 15 (5.15%) Cisco
4 14 (4.81%) Splunk
5 11 (3.78%) Citrix
6 10 (3.44%) Google
7 9 (3.09%) HP
8 8 (2.75%) Dell
8 8 (2.75%) Rackspace
9 7 (2.41%) CheckPoint
9 7 (2.41%) Oracle
10 6 (2.06%) New Relic
11 5 (1.72%) SAP
11 5 (1.72%) Tableau
12 4 (1.37%) 3PAR
12 4 (1.37%) MicroStrategy
12 4 (1.37%) ServiceNow
12 4 (1.37%) Sitecore
12 4 (1.37%) Xamarin
13 3 (1.03%) CommVault
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