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 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 90 202 306
Rank change year-on-year
+112 +104
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 595 242 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.59% 1.06% 0.52%
As % of the Cloud Services category 25.59% 16.47% 11.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 162 95
Median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £575 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 0
Median hourly rate £43.50 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.28% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £80.00 £28.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+185.71% -12.50%
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
2325 1469 1041
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 10.10% 6.45% 4.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1684 981 743
Median daily rate £475 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.19% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 37 7
Median hourly rate £26.25 £35.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +105.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.65 £17.50 £16.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £35.00 £21.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.61 £25.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +78.57%

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 1 May 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the London region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Microsoft Azure Hourly Rate Histogram 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 1 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +73 93 £463 +15.62% 26
Croydon - 8 £350 - 3
Westminster - 5 £440 - 2
Docklands, London - 3 £525 -
Canary Wharf +1 2 £513 -
Harrow - 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £450 - 2
Uxbridge - 1 - - 1
Wimbledon - 1 - -
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 London region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 391 (39.94%) Microsoft
2 385 (39.33%) Amazon AWS
3 312 (31.87%) .NET
4 308 (31.46%) Agile Software Development
5 275 (28.09%) Windows
6 248 (25.33%) C#
7 223 (22.78%) SQL Server
8 222 (22.68%) SQL
9 210 (21.45%) DevOps
10 171 (17.47%) TDD
11 166 (16.96%) Active Directory
12 163 (16.65%) Linux
13 160 (16.34%) Java
13 160 (16.34%) Migration
14 157 (16.04%) ASP.NET
14 157 (16.04%) Office 365
15 152 (15.53%) PowerShell
16 150 (15.32%) JavaScript
17 148 (15.12%) MVC
18 140 (14.30%) Continuous Integration
19 137 (13.99%) Puppet
19 137 (13.99%) Opscode Chef
20 134 (13.69%) Finance
21 125 (12.77%) PaaS
22 116 (11.85%) Git (software)
23 106 (10.83%) VMware
23 106 (10.83%) Python
23 106 (10.83%) Continuous Delivery
24 105 (10.73%) IaaS
25 103 (10.52%) HTML

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 95 (9.70%) OpenStack
2 90 (9.19%) SharePoint
3 44 (4.49%) Node.js
4 40 (4.09%) IIS
5 31 (3.17%) MS Exchange
5 31 (3.17%) Skype for Business
6 22 (2.25%) Apache Spark
7 21 (2.15%) Cloud Foundry
7 21 (2.15%) Confluence
8 19 (1.94%) Apache
9 16 (1.63%) Elasticsearch
10 15 (1.53%) Tomcat
11 14 (1.43%) Apache Pig
11 14 (1.43%) nginx
12 12 (1.23%) CMS
12 12 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
12 12 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
13 9 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
14 8 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
15 7 (0.72%) JBoss
Applications
1 98 (10.01%) MS Excel
2 32 (3.27%) MS Office
3 12 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (0.92%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.51%) OmniGraffle
6 3 (0.31%) MS Project
7 1 (0.10%) Gliffy
Business Applications
1 28 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.61%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.10%) BigMachines
5 1 (0.10%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.10%) Maximo
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.10%) SDL Web 8
5 1 (0.10%) Summit
5 1 (0.10%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 385 (39.33%) Amazon AWS
2 157 (16.04%) Office 365
3 125 (12.77%) PaaS
4 105 (10.73%) IaaS
5 83 (8.48%) Azure Active Directory
6 40 (4.09%) SaaS
7 39 (3.98%) Google Cloud Platform
8 34 (3.47%) GitHub
9 30 (3.06%) Cloud Computing
10 27 (2.76%) Amazon EC2
11 23 (2.35%) Heroku
12 20 (2.04%) Amazon S3
13 18 (1.84%) Yammer
14 12 (1.23%) Google App Engine
14 12 (1.23%) OneDrive
15 11 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
16 10 (1.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 9 (0.92%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 9 (0.92%) SoftLayer
18 8 (0.82%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (5.01%) Firewall
2 44 (4.49%) DNS
3 30 (3.06%) TCP/IP
4 28 (2.86%) WAN
5 27 (2.76%) Internet
5 27 (2.76%) Network Security
6 26 (2.66%) LAN
6 26 (2.66%) Skype
7 25 (2.55%) VPN
8 21 (2.15%) HTTP
9 20 (2.04%) SAN
10 17 (1.74%) SSL
11 15 (1.53%) DHCP
12 12 (1.23%) DMZ
12 12 (1.23%) NAS
13 10 (1.02%) Intrusion Detection
14 9 (0.92%) Unified Communications
14 9 (0.92%) VLAN
15 8 (0.82%) HTTPS
15 8 (0.82%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 223 (22.78%) SQL Server
2 70 (7.15%) MongoDB
3 56 (5.72%) NoSQL
4 52 (5.31%) Azure SQL Database
5 43 (4.39%) Big Data
6 34 (3.47%) Hadoop
6 34 (3.47%) SQL Server 2012
7 32 (3.27%) MySQL
7 32 (3.27%) Redis
8 31 (3.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 30 (3.06%) Relational Database
9 30 (3.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 27 (2.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 25 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
12 23 (2.35%) Apache Cassandra
13 22 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
14 21 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
15 19 (1.94%) RavenDB
16 18 (1.84%) Apache Hive
16 18 (1.84%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 116 (11.85%) Git (software)
2 78 (7.97%) Jenkins
3 62 (6.33%) JIRA
3 62 (6.33%) TeamCity
4 56 (5.72%) Octopus Deploy
5 38 (3.88%) Team Foundation Server
6 32 (3.27%) SpecFlow
7 23 (2.35%) Subversion
8 22 (2.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 19 (1.94%) NUnit
10 18 (1.84%) Maven
10 18 (1.84%) NuGet
10 18 (1.84%) Vagrant
11 16 (1.63%) Visual Studio
12 15 (1.53%) MSBuild
13 14 (1.43%) Cucumber
14 11 (1.12%) Hudson
14 11 (1.12%) Selenium
15 9 (0.92%) FishEye
15 9 (0.92%) Moq
General
1 134 (13.69%) Finance
2 41 (4.19%) Banking
3 35 (3.58%) Marketing
4 27 (2.76%) Front Office
5 21 (2.15%) Back Office
6 20 (2.04%) Retail
7 16 (1.63%) Games
8 14 (1.43%) Advertising
9 13 (1.33%) Local Government
10 10 (1.02%) Telecoms
11 7 (0.72%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.61%) Legal
13 5 (0.51%) Publishing
14 4 (0.41%) Investment Banking
15 3 (0.31%) Electronics
15 3 (0.31%) French Language
16 1 (0.10%) German Language
16 1 (0.10%) International Banking
16 1 (0.10%) Italian Language
16 1 (0.10%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 281 (28.70%) Developer
2 194 (19.82%) Architect
3 132 (13.48%) C# Developer
4 131 (13.38%) .NET Developer
5 101 (10.32%) DevOps Engineer
6 90 (9.19%) C# .NET Developer
7 88 (8.99%) Consultant
8 67 (6.84%) Cloud Architect
9 65 (6.64%) Azure Architect
10 63 (6.44%) Solutions Architect
11 62 (6.33%) Cloud Engineer
12 61 (6.23%) Azure Developer
13 56 (5.72%) ASP.NET Developer
14 51 (5.21%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 49 (5.01%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 45 (4.60%) JavaScript Developer
17 44 (4.49%) Azure Engineer
18 42 (4.29%) Senior Developer
19 35 (3.58%) Project Manager
20 31 (3.17%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 312 (31.87%) .NET
2 157 (16.04%) ASP.NET
3 103 (10.52%) HTML
4 97 (9.91%) ASP.NET Web API
5 96 (9.81%) AngularJS
6 95 (9.70%) ASP.NET MVC
7 94 (9.60%) Web Services
8 73 (7.46%) CSS
9 54 (5.52%) REST
10 48 (4.90%) HTML5
11 33 (3.37%) jQuery
12 32 (3.27%) .NET Framework
13 31 (3.17%) RESTful
14 27 (2.76%) J2EE
15 26 (2.66%) RabbitMQ
15 26 (2.66%) React
16 25 (2.55%) JSON
17 24 (2.45%) WCF
17 24 (2.45%) XML
18 21 (2.15%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 68 (6.95%) Data Centre
2 35 (3.58%) Mobile App
2 35 (3.58%) Private Cloud
3 26 (2.66%) Fintech
3 26 (2.66%) Hybrid Cloud
4 25 (2.55%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
5 22 (2.25%) Public Cloud
6 17 (1.74%) Hedge funds
7 16 (1.63%) Blog
7 16 (1.63%) Management Information System
8 15 (1.53%) Computer Science
8 15 (1.53%) User Experience
9 14 (1.43%) Client/Server
10 11 (1.12%) Replication
11 10 (1.02%) Mathematics
11 10 (1.02%) PKI
12 8 (0.82%) Data Structures
12 8 (0.82%) Digital Media
13 7 (0.72%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 275 (28.09%) Windows
2 163 (16.65%) Linux
3 92 (9.40%) Windows Server
4 58 (5.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 57 (5.82%) Unix
6 46 (4.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (2.25%) VMS
8 17 (1.74%) Apple iOS
8 17 (1.74%) Windows 7
8 17 (1.74%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (1.33%) Android
9 13 (1.33%) Windows 10
10 11 (1.12%) Windows 8
11 9 (0.92%) CentOS
12 8 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (0.72%) Solaris
14 6 (0.61%) CoreOS
15 5 (0.51%) SUSE
15 5 (0.51%) Windows Phone
16 2 (0.20%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 308 (31.46%) Agile Software Development
2 210 (21.45%) DevOps
3 171 (17.47%) TDD
4 160 (16.34%) Migration
5 148 (15.12%) MVC
6 140 (14.30%) Continuous Integration
7 106 (10.83%) Continuous Delivery
8 100 (10.21%) BDD
9 91 (9.30%) Scrum
10 80 (8.17%) E-Commerce
11 75 (7.66%) Configuration Management
12 62 (6.33%) Software Engineering
13 59 (6.03%) Open Source
14 52 (5.31%) CRM
15 49 (5.01%) Business Intelligence
16 48 (4.90%) OO
17 40 (4.09%) Web Development
18 37 (3.78%) Analytics
19 35 (3.58%) Stakeholder Management
19 35 (3.58%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 248 (25.33%) C#
2 222 (22.68%) SQL
3 160 (16.34%) Java
4 152 (15.53%) PowerShell
5 150 (15.32%) JavaScript
6 106 (10.83%) Python
7 84 (8.58%) Ruby
8 66 (6.74%) Perl
9 49 (5.01%) Bash Shell
10 39 (3.98%) C++
11 30 (3.06%) Go
11 30 (3.06%) PHP
12 29 (2.96%) T-SQL
13 21 (2.15%) C
14 14 (1.43%) Korn
14 14 (1.43%) Scala
15 10 (1.02%) XAML
16 9 (0.92%) Bourne shell
17 5 (0.51%) CoffeeScript
18 4 (0.41%) F#
Qualifications
1 51 (5.21%) Security Cleared
2 34 (3.47%) SC Cleared
3 33 (3.37%) Degree
4 19 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (1.53%) AWS Certification
5 15 (1.53%) MCSE
6 14 (1.43%) CISSP
7 12 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (0.92%) CCNA
8 9 (0.92%) CISM
8 9 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (0.82%) CTC Cleared
10 7 (0.72%) CCNP
11 6 (0.61%) MCITP
11 6 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 5 (0.51%) DV Cleared
12 5 (0.51%) MCSA
12 5 (0.51%) RHCA
12 5 (0.51%) RHCE
12 5 (0.51%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (1.94%) QA
2 13 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.51%) COBIT
3 5 (0.51%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.31%) SLA
5 2 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.10%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 166 (16.96%) Active Directory
2 100 (10.21%) Docker
3 71 (7.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (3.47%) vCloud
5 31 (3.17%) vSphere
6 27 (2.76%) Hyper-V
7 18 (1.84%) HDFS
8 14 (1.43%) Xen
9 11 (1.12%) VMware ESX
10 10 (1.02%) Ceph
10 10 (1.02%) XenDesktop
11 8 (0.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 7 (0.72%) XenApp
13 6 (0.61%) GlusterFS
14 5 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
15 4 (0.41%) iptables
15 4 (0.41%) NFS
16 3 (0.31%) DFS Replication
16 3 (0.31%) KVM
17 2 (0.20%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 137 (13.99%) Opscode Chef
1 137 (13.99%) Puppet
2 102 (10.42%) Ansible
3 34 (3.47%) Kubernetes
3 34 (3.47%) SCCM
4 26 (2.66%) Salt
5 23 (2.35%) Kibana
6 21 (2.15%) Mesos
7 20 (2.04%) logstash
8 19 (1.94%) Grafana
8 19 (1.94%) SCOM
9 17 (1.74%) Terraform
10 16 (1.63%) Nagios
11 15 (1.53%) Uchiwa
12 13 (1.33%) Windows Intune
13 10 (1.02%) HAProxy
14 9 (0.92%) Control-M
15 7 (0.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 7 (0.72%) Graphite
16 6 (0.61%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 391 (39.94%) Microsoft
2 106 (10.83%) VMware
3 64 (6.54%) Oracle
4 55 (5.62%) Google
5 42 (4.29%) Splunk
6 30 (3.06%) Cisco
7 26 (2.66%) Atlassian
8 24 (2.45%) New Relic
9 23 (2.35%) IBM
10 22 (2.25%) Citrix
10 22 (2.25%) HP
10 22 (2.25%) Sitecore
11 20 (2.04%) Rackspace
12 16 (1.63%) SAP
13 15 (1.53%) Red Hat
14 13 (1.33%) Dell
14 13 (1.33%) Tableau
15 11 (1.12%) EMC
15 11 (1.12%) Sybase
16 10 (1.02%) AppDynamics
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day Contract
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £550 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
PCR
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
PCR
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum + likely extension
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £500 - £501 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Affinity Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £340 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £300.00 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £380.00 - £420.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Eaglecliff
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago