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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 22 February 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
England / London
Rank 40 123 224
Rank change year-on-year
+83 +101
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 903 411 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.67% 1.92% 0.94%
As % of the Cloud Services category 30.60% 20.76% 15.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 662 313 147
Median daily rate £500 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £350 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £624 £613 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.88 £35.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-57.50% +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 London region.

Cloud Services Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
2951 1980 1316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.25% 9.23% 6.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2235 1473 920
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 21 26
Median hourly rate £23.00 £27.95 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.69% -2.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.80 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 £100.00 £42.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-12.79% -8.25%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the 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 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 22 February 2017.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in London

Microsoft Azure
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Microsoft Azure Hourly Rate Trend in London

Microsoft Azure
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure within the London region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +60 121 £475 +4.97% 50
Croydon -1 6 - -
Docklands, London +3 5 £600 +14.28%
Twickenham - 3 £400 - 1
Greenwich - 3 £425 -
Canary Wharf 0 2 £555 +5.71%
Enfield - 2 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £443 - 2
Bromley +7 1 £650 +73.33%
Westminster +2 1 £380 -
Southwark - 1 £200 -
Chiswick - 1 £477 -
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 London region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 736 (40.48%) Amazon AWS
2 722 (39.71%) Microsoft
3 612 (33.66%) Agile Software Development
4 497 (27.34%) Windows
5 491 (27.01%) DevOps
6 463 (25.47%) .NET
7 423 (23.27%) SQL Server
8 376 (20.68%) C#
9 339 (18.65%) SQL
10 326 (17.93%) Office 365
11 299 (16.45%) Active Directory
12 279 (15.35%) PowerShell
13 275 (15.13%) Finance
13 275 (15.13%) Migration
14 263 (14.47%) TDD
15 248 (13.64%) Linux
16 240 (13.20%) IaaS
17 239 (13.15%) Java
18 228 (12.54%) Continuous Integration
19 226 (12.43%) Git (software)
19 226 (12.43%) JavaScript
20 219 (12.05%) Python
21 214 (11.77%) Jenkins
22 206 (11.33%) PaaS
23 198 (10.89%) Scrum
24 191 (10.51%) Business Intelligence
24 191 (10.51%) Windows Server
25 190 (10.45%) ASP.NET
26 189 (10.40%) MS Excel
27 187 (10.29%) VMware

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in 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
1 180 (9.90%) SharePoint
2 99 (5.45%) Skype for Business
3 98 (5.39%) IIS
4 96 (5.28%) Elasticsearch
5 61 (3.36%) BizTalk Server
5 61 (3.36%) MS Exchange
5 61 (3.36%) OpenStack
6 57 (3.14%) Confluence
7 39 (2.15%) Apache
7 39 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2013
8 36 (1.98%) Apache Spark
9 33 (1.82%) Cloud Foundry
10 30 (1.65%) nginx
11 27 (1.49%) Tomcat
12 23 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
13 19 (1.05%) Apache Solr
14 18 (0.99%) Apache Pig
14 18 (0.99%) CMS
15 16 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
15 16 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 189 (10.40%) MS Excel
2 40 (2.20%) MS Office
3 6 (0.33%) MS Project
4 5 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.17%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.17%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.055%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.055%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.055%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.055%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 96 (5.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 41 (2.26%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
5 7 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.22%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.17%) SAP HCM
7 3 (0.17%) Workday HCM
8 2 (0.11%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.055%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.055%) Eloqua
9 1 (0.055%) Magento
9 1 (0.055%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.055%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.055%) SAP HR
9 1 (0.055%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 736 (40.48%) Amazon AWS
2 326 (17.93%) Office 365
3 240 (13.20%) IaaS
4 206 (11.33%) PaaS
5 130 (7.15%) Azure Active Directory
6 89 (4.90%) SaaS
7 72 (3.96%) GitHub
8 57 (3.14%) Amazon EC2
9 56 (3.08%) Yammer
10 54 (2.97%) AWS CloudFormation
11 34 (1.87%) Google Cloud Platform
12 33 (1.82%) OneDrive
13 30 (1.65%) OpenShift
14 26 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
15 25 (1.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 23 (1.27%) Amazon S3
16 23 (1.27%) IBM Cloud
17 13 (0.72%) CloudBees
18 12 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 12 (0.66%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 125 (6.88%) Firewall
2 101 (5.56%) HTTP
3 97 (5.34%) DNS
3 97 (5.34%) VPN
4 67 (3.69%) WAN
5 61 (3.36%) Skype
6 56 (3.08%) SAN
7 52 (2.86%) LAN
8 49 (2.70%) TCP/IP
9 48 (2.64%) Network Security
10 38 (2.09%) DHCP
11 30 (1.65%) MQTT
11 30 (1.65%) RTSP
12 28 (1.54%) VLAN
12 28 (1.54%) Wireless
13 27 (1.49%) SSL
14 25 (1.38%) Kerberos
14 25 (1.38%) LDAP
14 25 (1.38%) MPLS
15 20 (1.10%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 423 (23.27%) SQL Server
2 110 (6.05%) NoSQL
3 108 (5.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 86 (4.73%) Azure SQL Database
5 76 (4.18%) MongoDB
6 75 (4.13%) Big Data
6 75 (4.13%) Data Warehouse
7 72 (3.96%) Hadoop
8 69 (3.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 66 (3.63%) Power BI
10 65 (3.58%) SQL Server 2012
11 52 (2.86%) MySQL
12 48 (2.64%) SQL Server 2008
13 42 (2.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 40 (2.20%) Data Lake
15 37 (2.04%) Amazon RDS
16 36 (1.98%) Redis
16 36 (1.98%) Relational Database
17 33 (1.82%) SQL Server 2014
18 29 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 226 (12.43%) Git (software)
2 214 (11.77%) Jenkins
3 148 (8.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 117 (6.44%) JIRA
5 83 (4.57%) TeamCity
6 69 (3.80%) Octopus Deploy
7 56 (3.08%) Visual Studio
8 45 (2.48%) Subversion
9 41 (2.26%) Selenium
10 33 (1.82%) SpecFlow
11 29 (1.60%) Vagrant
12 27 (1.49%) Cucumber
13 26 (1.43%) MSTest
14 25 (1.38%) NUnit
15 24 (1.32%) SonarQube
16 19 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 17 (0.94%) Artifactory
18 16 (0.88%) Sonatype Nexus
19 15 (0.83%) CasperJS
19 15 (0.83%) PhantomJS
General
1 275 (15.13%) Finance
2 127 (6.99%) Retail
3 85 (4.68%) Banking
4 41 (2.26%) Legal
5 39 (2.15%) Advertising
6 35 (1.93%) Marketing
7 26 (1.43%) Telecoms
8 13 (0.72%) Electronics
8 13 (0.72%) Investment Banking
8 13 (0.72%) Manufacturing
9 11 (0.61%) Law
10 10 (0.55%) Retail Banking
11 9 (0.50%) Financial Institution
11 9 (0.50%) Games
12 6 (0.33%) Publishing
13 5 (0.28%) Front Office
14 4 (0.22%) Military
15 3 (0.17%) Automotive
15 3 (0.17%) Back Office
16 2 (0.11%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 445 (24.48%) Developer
2 422 (23.21%) Architect
3 218 (11.99%) DevOps Engineer
4 199 (10.95%) Consultant
5 157 (8.64%) Azure Engineer
6 151 (8.31%) Azure Architect
7 139 (7.65%) .NET Developer
8 124 (6.82%) Cloud Architect
9 118 (6.49%) C# Developer
10 116 (6.38%) Solutions Architect
11 105 (5.78%) Azure Developer
12 100 (5.50%) Azure DevOps
13 95 (5.23%) Azure Consultant
13 95 (5.23%) Senior Developer
14 79 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
15 78 (4.29%) Cloud Engineer
16 66 (3.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 66 (3.63%) Java Developer
17 57 (3.14%) Infrastructure Architect
18 55 (3.03%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 463 (25.47%) .NET
2 190 (10.45%) ASP.NET
3 183 (10.07%) HTML
4 178 (9.79%) Web Services
5 157 (8.64%) AngularJS
6 133 (7.32%) ASP.NET Web API
7 127 (6.99%) CSS
8 110 (6.05%) JSON
9 105 (5.78%) REST
10 92 (5.06%) ASP.NET MVC
11 81 (4.46%) XML
12 78 (4.29%) Node.js
13 76 (4.18%) SOAP
14 73 (4.02%) HTML5
15 70 (3.85%) Kafka
15 70 (3.85%) WCF
16 65 (3.58%) jQuery
17 63 (3.47%) Elastic Stack
18 62 (3.41%) React
19 60 (3.30%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 131 (7.21%) Analytical Skills
2 127 (6.99%) Public Cloud
3 109 (6.00%) Data Centre
4 52 (2.86%) Hybrid Cloud
5 47 (2.59%) Mobile App
6 35 (1.93%) Private Cloud
7 31 (1.71%) Computer Science
8 30 (1.65%) Video on Demand
9 28 (1.54%) Replication
10 27 (1.49%) PKI
11 26 (1.43%) Management Information System
12 24 (1.32%) Clustering
12 24 (1.32%) Fintech
12 24 (1.32%) User Experience
13 18 (0.99%) CMDB
14 17 (0.94%) Virtual Team
15 15 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
16 14 (0.77%) Streaming Video
17 12 (0.66%) Blog
17 12 (0.66%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 497 (27.34%) Windows
2 248 (13.64%) Linux
3 191 (10.51%) Windows Server
4 98 (5.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 73 (4.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 62 (3.41%) Unix
7 52 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 42 (2.31%) Windows 10
9 33 (1.82%) Ubuntu
10 32 (1.76%) CentOS
11 23 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
12 20 (1.10%) Apple iOS
13 19 (1.05%) Windows 7
14 17 (0.94%) Android
15 14 (0.77%) SUSE
16 13 (0.72%) Windows XP
17 8 (0.44%) VMS
18 6 (0.33%) Solaris
19 5 (0.28%) Mac OS X
20 4 (0.22%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 612 (33.66%) Agile Software Development
2 491 (27.01%) DevOps
3 275 (15.13%) Migration
4 263 (14.47%) TDD
5 228 (12.54%) Continuous Integration
6 198 (10.89%) Scrum
7 191 (10.51%) Business Intelligence
8 183 (10.07%) Microservices
9 164 (9.02%) MVC
10 138 (7.59%) BDD
10 138 (7.59%) Configuration Management
11 132 (7.26%) High Availability
12 113 (6.22%) CRM
13 102 (5.61%) Open Source
14 100 (5.50%) E-Commerce
15 82 (4.51%) TOGAF
16 80 (4.40%) ITIL
17 78 (4.29%) Load Balancing
17 78 (4.29%) Stakeholder Management
18 76 (4.18%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 376 (20.68%) C#
2 339 (18.65%) SQL
3 279 (15.35%) PowerShell
4 239 (13.15%) Java
5 226 (12.43%) JavaScript
6 219 (12.05%) Python
7 92 (5.06%) Ruby
8 83 (4.57%) T-SQL
9 63 (3.47%) Bash Shell
10 60 (3.30%) C
11 53 (2.92%) Perl
12 40 (2.20%) Scala
13 37 (2.04%) PHP
14 32 (1.76%) Go
15 27 (1.49%) R
16 20 (1.10%) C++
16 20 (1.10%) Shell Script
17 18 (0.99%) VB
17 18 (0.99%) VB.NET
17 18 (0.99%) VBA
Qualifications
1 112 (6.16%) Security Cleared
2 90 (4.95%) SC Cleared
3 65 (3.58%) Degree
4 58 (3.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 48 (2.64%) Cisco Certification
6 42 (2.31%) MCSE
7 25 (1.38%) CCNA
8 24 (1.32%) CCIE
9 21 (1.16%) CCNP
10 18 (0.99%) MCITP
11 17 (0.94%) CISSP
11 17 (0.94%) MCP
12 14 (0.77%) AWS Certification
12 14 (0.77%) MCTS
13 13 (0.72%) CISM
14 11 (0.61%) CTC Cleared
14 11 (0.61%) PMP
15 10 (0.55%) MCSA
15 10 (0.55%) MCSD
15 10 (0.55%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (2.86%) QA
2 19 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (0.88%) SLA
4 11 (0.61%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
5 9 (0.50%) Dodd-Frank
5 9 (0.50%) EMIR
5 9 (0.50%) MiFID
6 7 (0.39%) COBIT
6 7 (0.39%) GDPR
7 6 (0.33%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.28%) GCP
9 2 (0.11%) FedRAMP
9 2 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
9 2 (0.11%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.11%) SDET
10 1 (0.055%) HL7
10 1 (0.055%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 299 (16.45%) Active Directory
2 175 (9.63%) Docker
3 117 (6.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 83 (4.57%) Hyper-V
5 51 (2.81%) Virtual Machines
6 33 (1.82%) vCloud
7 15 (0.83%) XenApp
8 14 (0.77%) vSphere
9 13 (0.72%) Apache Flume
10 12 (0.66%) VMware ESX
11 7 (0.39%) Gluster
12 6 (0.33%) Terminal Services
12 6 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
13 5 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
13 5 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
14 4 (0.22%) KVM
14 4 (0.22%) LXC
15 3 (0.17%) Forefront TMG
15 3 (0.17%) GPFS
15 3 (0.17%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 175 (9.63%) Opscode Chef
2 152 (8.36%) Ansible
3 150 (8.25%) Puppet
4 75 (4.13%) SCOM
5 57 (3.14%) SCCM
6 56 (3.08%) Kibana
7 51 (2.81%) logstash
8 39 (2.15%) Kubernetes
9 35 (1.93%) Terraform
10 25 (1.38%) Salt
11 18 (0.99%) Grafana
12 17 (0.94%) Microsoft Clustering
13 15 (0.83%) Consul
14 14 (0.77%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 14 (0.77%) ZABBIX
15 13 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
15 13 (0.72%) WMI
16 11 (0.61%) Hadoop YARN
17 10 (0.55%) Mesos
17 10 (0.55%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 722 (39.71%) Microsoft
2 187 (10.29%) VMware
3 122 (6.71%) Oracle
4 75 (4.13%) Cisco
5 71 (3.91%) Google
6 70 (3.85%) SAP
7 60 (3.30%) Citrix
8 52 (2.86%) Red Hat
8 52 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
9 50 (2.75%) Splunk
10 35 (1.93%) HP
11 34 (1.87%) Atlassian
11 34 (1.87%) ServiceNow
12 32 (1.76%) Tableau
13 31 (1.71%) IBM
14 30 (1.65%) Infor
15 28 (1.54%) CheckPoint
16 24 (1.32%) New Relic
17 22 (1.21%) SaltStack
18 21 (1.16%) AppDynamics
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