The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 21 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 247 363 394
Rank change year-on-year
+116 +31
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 191 56 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.78% 0.22% 0.10%
As % of the Cloud Services category 18.45% 8.85% 6.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 44 13
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£425 £415 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £350 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
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 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- -31.66%
Microsoft Azure
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Cloud Services Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
1035 633 391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.20% 2.50% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 711 450 262
Average daily rate £430 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £217 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £371 £400
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -7.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 3
Average hourly rate £34.50 £17.25 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% +27.77%
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 London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Cloud Services category.

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in London

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the London region.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in London

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the London region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in London

Microsoft Azure
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure within the London region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +42 42 £375 - 17
Westminster - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Barnet - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 174 (48.33%) Microsoft
2 162 (45.00%) .NET
3 160 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 153 (42.50%) Windows
5 117 (32.50%) MVC
6 106 (29.44%) C#
7 105 (29.17%) SQL Server
8 103 (28.61%) SQL
9 94 (26.11%) Scrum
10 88 (24.44%) ASP.NET
11 70 (19.44%) TDD
12 66 (18.33%) PaaS
13 59 (16.39%) VMware
13 59 (16.39%) WCF
14 58 (16.11%) HTML
15 57 (15.83%) DevOps
16 55 (15.28%) Team Foundation Server
17 54 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
17 54 (15.00%) CSS
17 54 (15.00%) Oracle
18 53 (14.72%) Web Services
19 52 (14.44%) JavaScript
19 52 (14.44%) .NET Framework
20 51 (14.17%) SharePoint
21 49 (13.61%) ASP.NET MVC
22 48 (13.33%) Azure SQL Database
23 47 (13.06%) MS Excel
24 46 (12.78%) Amazon AWS
25 44 (12.22%) Office 365
26 42 (11.67%) Java

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 51 (14.17%) SharePoint
2 34 (9.44%) IIS
3 32 (8.89%) Node.js
4 22 (6.11%) MS Exchange
5 21 (5.83%) OpenStack
5 21 (5.83%) Lync
6 19 (5.28%) SharePoint 2013
7 12 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
7 12 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
8 11 (3.06%) BizTalk Server
9 9 (2.50%) Office Communications Server
10 7 (1.94%) Apache Solr
10 7 (1.94%) CMS
10 7 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (1.67%) Apache ServiceMix
11 6 (1.67%) Apache
12 5 (1.39%) Sitecore CMS
12 5 (1.39%) nginx
12 5 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (1.39%) Umbraco
Applications
1 47 (13.06%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.50%) MS Office
3 5 (1.39%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.83%) OmniGraffle
4 3 (0.83%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.56%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.28%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 66 (18.33%) PaaS
2 46 (12.78%) Amazon AWS
3 44 (12.22%) Office 365
4 20 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
5 18 (5.00%) IaaS
6 6 (1.67%) SaaS
7 5 (1.39%) Heroku
8 3 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.83%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.56%) IBM SmartCloud
9 2 (0.56%) Rackspace Cloud
10 1 (0.28%) Google Compute Engine
10 1 (0.28%) Gitorious
Communications & Networking
1 27 (7.50%) HTTP
2 25 (6.94%) Firewall
3 21 (5.83%) SAN
4 20 (5.56%) VLAN
5 19 (5.28%) VPN
6 18 (5.00%) DNS
7 16 (4.44%) TCP/IP
8 14 (3.89%) NAS
9 13 (3.61%) WAN
10 11 (3.06%) SNMP
11 10 (2.78%) SSL
11 10 (2.78%) LAN
12 9 (2.50%) Reverse Proxy
13 8 (2.22%) MPLS
14 7 (1.94%) LDAP
15 6 (1.67%) VoIP
16 5 (1.39%) PBX
16 5 (1.39%) VPLS
17 4 (1.11%) BIG-IP
17 4 (1.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (29.17%) SQL Server
2 54 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 48 (13.33%) Azure SQL Database
4 23 (6.39%) NoSQL
5 20 (5.56%) Hadoop
6 14 (3.89%) MongoDB
7 13 (3.61%) MySQL
7 13 (3.61%) Big Data
8 7 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (1.39%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (1.11%) MarkLogic
10 4 (1.11%) Couchbase
10 4 (1.11%) RavenDB
10 4 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.83%) CouchDB
11 3 (0.83%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 55 (15.28%) Team Foundation Server
2 26 (7.22%) Visual Studio
3 24 (6.67%) Git (software)
4 16 (4.44%) Jenkins
5 13 (3.61%) JIRA
6 12 (3.33%) Subversion
6 12 (3.33%) TeamCity
7 9 (2.50%) Selenium
8 8 (2.22%) NUnit
9 6 (1.67%) MSBuild
9 6 (1.67%) SpecFlow
10 5 (1.39%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (1.39%) MSTest
11 4 (1.11%) Fiddler
11 4 (1.11%) Oracle Forms
12 3 (0.83%) LoadRunner
12 3 (0.83%) WinDbg
12 3 (0.83%) PostSharp
13 2 (0.56%) Hudson
13 2 (0.56%) WebDriver
General
1 18 (5.00%) Finance
2 11 (3.06%) Banking
3 10 (2.78%) Marketing
4 5 (1.39%) Back Office
5 4 (1.11%) Publishing
5 4 (1.11%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.83%) Games
6 3 (0.83%) Retail
6 3 (0.83%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.56%) Japanese Language
7 2 (0.56%) Korean Language
7 2 (0.56%) Mandarin Language
7 2 (0.56%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.56%) Electronics
8 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.28%) Front Office
8 1 (0.28%) Advertising
8 1 (0.28%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.28%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.28%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 155 (43.06%) Developer
2 64 (17.78%) .NET Developer
3 55 (15.28%) Architect
4 43 (11.94%) Senior Developer
5 37 (10.28%) Consultant
6 33 (9.17%) Senior .NET Developer
7 29 (8.06%) C# Developer
7 29 (8.06%) DevOps Engineer
8 18 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 15 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
10 14 (3.89%) Infrastructure Architect
11 13 (3.61%) Lead Architect
12 12 (3.33%) ASP.NET Developer
12 12 (3.33%) Senior Consultant
12 12 (3.33%) Technical Architect
13 11 (3.06%) DevOps Consultant
14 10 (2.78%) C# .NET Developer
15 9 (2.50%) SharePoint Developer
15 9 (2.50%) Web Developer
15 9 (2.50%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (45.00%) .NET
2 88 (24.44%) ASP.NET
3 59 (16.39%) WCF
4 58 (16.11%) HTML
5 54 (15.00%) CSS
6 53 (14.72%) Web Services
7 52 (14.44%) .NET Framework
8 49 (13.61%) ASP.NET MVC
9 42 (11.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 41 (11.39%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 29 (8.06%) HTML5
12 26 (7.22%) jQuery
13 24 (6.67%) XML
14 23 (6.39%) ASP.NET Web API
15 22 (6.11%) AngularJS
15 22 (6.11%) RESTful
16 20 (5.56%) REST
17 18 (5.00%) KnockoutJS
18 15 (4.17%) XSLT
19 14 (3.89%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 13 (3.61%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (3.33%) User Experience
3 12 (3.33%) Open Source
4 11 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (2.50%) Data Structures
6 8 (2.22%) Clustering
7 5 (1.39%) Derivative
7 5 (1.39%) Replication
7 5 (1.39%) Wiki
8 3 (0.83%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.56%) Xbox
9 2 (0.56%) Grid Computing
9 2 (0.56%) DTV
10 1 (0.28%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.28%) BBC
10 1 (0.28%) Equity Derivative
10 1 (0.28%) PKI
10 1 (0.28%) Blog
10 1 (0.28%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 153 (42.50%) Windows
2 40 (11.11%) Linux
3 34 (9.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (7.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (2.50%) Apple iOS
5 9 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (1.39%) UNIX
8 4 (1.11%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.83%) Android
10 2 (0.56%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.56%) Windows CE
11 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.28%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (32.50%) MVC
3 94 (26.11%) Scrum
4 70 (19.44%) TDD
5 57 (15.83%) DevOps
6 32 (8.89%) Configuration Management
7 30 (8.33%) BDD
8 29 (8.06%) Load Balancing
9 27 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
10 25 (6.94%) E-Commerce
11 24 (6.67%) Migration
12 19 (5.28%) Multithreading
13 17 (4.72%) CQRS
14 16 (4.44%) SOA
15 14 (3.89%) Workflow
15 14 (3.89%) Mentoring
16 13 (3.61%) Enterprise Architecture
17 12 (3.33%) Software Engineering
17 12 (3.33%) Analytics
18 11 (3.06%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 106 (29.44%) C#
2 103 (28.61%) SQL
3 52 (14.44%) JavaScript
4 42 (11.67%) Java
5 36 (10.00%) PL/SQL
6 23 (6.39%) Python
6 23 (6.39%) Ruby
6 23 (6.39%) PowerShell
7 13 (3.61%) C++
8 10 (2.78%) PHP
9 9 (2.50%) PHP5
10 5 (1.39%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.11%) VBScript
11 4 (1.11%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.83%) C
13 2 (0.56%) Perl
13 2 (0.56%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.56%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.56%) VB
13 2 (0.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 18 (5.00%) Degree
2 5 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (1.11%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.83%) DV Cleared
4 3 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (0.83%) MCP
4 3 (0.83%) MCSE
4 3 (0.83%) CCNP
5 2 (0.56%) PhD
5 2 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.28%) VCAP
6 1 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.28%) CCNA
6 1 (0.28%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.22%) QA
2 6 (1.67%) SLA
3 4 (1.11%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 42 (11.67%) Active Directory
2 37 (10.28%) Hyper-V
3 34 (9.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (4.72%) vSphere
5 10 (2.78%) XenApp
6 8 (2.22%) Platform Symphony
7 4 (1.11%) UAG
8 3 (0.83%) vCloud
9 2 (0.56%) HDFS
9 2 (0.56%) XenServer
9 2 (0.56%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.28%) Varnish
10 1 (0.28%) Xen
Systems Management
1 40 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
2 32 (8.89%) Puppet
3 19 (5.28%) Vagrant
4 13 (3.61%) Ansible
5 12 (3.33%) Salt
6 11 (3.06%) Nagios
6 11 (3.06%) SCCM
7 6 (1.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 5 (1.39%) SCOM
9 3 (0.83%) Oozie
9 3 (0.83%) Hadoop YARN
10 2 (0.56%) FortiGate
11 1 (0.28%) Ambari
11 1 (0.28%) Foglight
11 1 (0.28%) WMI
11 1 (0.28%) Zenoss
11 1 (0.28%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 174 (48.33%) Microsoft
2 59 (16.39%) VMware
3 54 (15.00%) Oracle
4 23 (6.39%) HP
5 15 (4.17%) Citrix
5 15 (4.17%) Cisco
6 11 (3.06%) New Relic
7 10 (2.78%) Rackspace
8 9 (2.50%) Juniper
8 9 (2.50%) Red Hat
9 8 (2.22%) F5
9 8 (2.22%) Sybase
10 7 (1.94%) DataSynapse
11 6 (1.67%) Sitecore
11 6 (1.67%) Google
12 4 (1.11%) Atlassian
12 4 (1.11%) Akamai
12 4 (1.11%) 3PAR
12 4 (1.11%) IBM
12 4 (1.11%) NetApp
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