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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 227 378 380
Rank change year-on-year
+151 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 202 54 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.83% 0.22% 0.17%
As % of the Cloud Services category 19.96% 8.53% 9.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 44 24
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£413 £415 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.60% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £350 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £493 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £408 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+16.42% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-14.63% +51.85%
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
1012 633 447
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.14% 2.52% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 667 480 307
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £125 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 3
Average hourly rate £37.50 £18.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.33% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £20.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-10.97% -21.15%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +38 38 £400 - 14
Ealing - - - - 1
Westminster - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Barnet - - - - 1
Croydon - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 176 (48.75%) Microsoft
2 168 (46.54%) .NET
3 166 (45.98%) Windows
4 161 (44.60%) Agile Software Development
5 133 (36.84%) C#
6 121 (33.52%) SQL Server
7 113 (31.30%) MVC
8 102 (28.25%) SQL
9 100 (27.70%) ASP.NET
10 85 (23.55%) Scrum
11 72 (19.94%) TDD
12 65 (18.01%) PaaS
13 63 (17.45%) ASP.NET MVC
13 63 (17.45%) Team Foundation Server
14 60 (16.62%) Web Services
14 60 (16.62%) DevOps
15 58 (16.07%) JavaScript
16 56 (15.51%) VMware
16 56 (15.51%) WCF
17 55 (15.24%) .NET Framework
17 55 (15.24%) HTML
17 55 (15.24%) Oracle
18 54 (14.96%) MS Excel
19 53 (14.68%) SQL Server 2008
20 48 (13.30%) CSS
21 45 (12.47%) SharePoint
21 45 (12.47%) Amazon AWS
22 43 (11.91%) Azure SQL Database
22 43 (11.91%) IIS
22 43 (11.91%) Opscode Chef

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 45 (12.47%) SharePoint
2 43 (11.91%) IIS
3 29 (8.03%) Node.js
4 20 (5.54%) OpenStack
5 19 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
5 19 (5.26%) MS Exchange
6 17 (4.71%) BizTalk Server
7 15 (4.16%) Lync
8 12 (3.32%) SharePoint 2010
9 9 (2.49%) CMS
10 8 (2.22%) Apache
10 8 (2.22%) Office Communications Server
11 6 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (1.39%) Sitecore CMS
12 5 (1.39%) nginx
12 5 (1.39%) Umbraco
12 5 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2007
13 4 (1.11%) GlassFish
Applications
1 54 (14.96%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.22%) MS Office
3 3 (0.83%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.28%) SPSS
4 1 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.28%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (2.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.55%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.28%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 65 (18.01%) PaaS
2 45 (12.47%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (9.97%) Office 365
4 18 (4.99%) Amazon EC2
5 15 (4.16%) IaaS
6 14 (3.88%) SaaS
7 6 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (1.39%) Heroku
9 4 (1.11%) IBM SmartCloud
10 2 (0.55%) Rackspace Cloud
11 1 (0.28%) Google Compute Engine
11 1 (0.28%) Gitorious
11 1 (0.28%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.28%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 27 (7.48%) HTTP
2 21 (5.82%) Firewall
3 19 (5.26%) DNS
3 19 (5.26%) SAN
4 18 (4.99%) VPN
5 15 (4.16%) VLAN
6 13 (3.60%) NAS
6 13 (3.60%) WAN
7 12 (3.32%) TCP/IP
7 12 (3.32%) SSL
8 11 (3.05%) LAN
9 8 (2.22%) SNMP
9 8 (2.22%) MPLS
10 7 (1.94%) Reverse Proxy
11 6 (1.66%) LDAP
11 6 (1.66%) VoIP
12 4 (1.11%) PBX
12 4 (1.11%) DHCP
12 4 (1.11%) Ethernet
12 4 (1.11%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (33.52%) SQL Server
2 53 (14.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 43 (11.91%) Azure SQL Database
4 25 (6.93%) Hadoop
5 22 (6.09%) NoSQL
6 13 (3.60%) Big Data
7 12 (3.32%) MongoDB
8 11 (3.05%) MySQL
9 9 (2.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (1.66%) Couchbase
12 5 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (1.39%) Apache Cassandra
13 4 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (1.11%) RavenDB
14 3 (0.83%) Relational Database
14 3 (0.83%) Apache Hive
15 2 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 63 (17.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 33 (9.14%) Git (software)
3 31 (8.59%) Visual Studio
4 22 (6.09%) Jenkins
5 18 (4.99%) TeamCity
6 15 (4.16%) Subversion
7 11 (3.05%) JIRA
7 11 (3.05%) NUnit
8 10 (2.77%) SpecFlow
9 9 (2.49%) Selenium
10 8 (2.22%) MSBuild
11 5 (1.39%) Artifactory
11 5 (1.39%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (1.39%) Bugzilla
12 4 (1.11%) Oracle Forms
12 4 (1.11%) WebDriver
12 4 (1.11%) MSTest
12 4 (1.11%) Calabash
13 3 (0.83%) QUnit
13 3 (0.83%) Jasmine
General
1 21 (5.82%) Finance
2 13 (3.60%) Back Office
3 11 (3.05%) Marketing
4 10 (2.77%) Banking
5 5 (1.39%) Retail
5 5 (1.39%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.11%) Advertising
6 4 (1.11%) Publishing
7 3 (0.83%) Games
7 3 (0.83%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.83%) Electronics
7 3 (0.83%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.55%) Japanese Language
8 2 (0.55%) Korean Language
8 2 (0.55%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.28%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.28%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.28%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.28%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 166 (45.98%) Developer
2 68 (18.84%) .NET Developer
3 63 (17.45%) Senior Developer
4 46 (12.74%) Architect
5 39 (10.80%) C# Developer
6 37 (10.25%) Senior .NET Developer
7 36 (9.97%) Consultant
8 33 (9.14%) DevOps Engineer
9 19 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 15 (4.16%) ASP.NET Developer
11 14 (3.88%) C# .NET Developer
12 13 (3.60%) Infrastructure Architect
12 13 (3.60%) Software Developer
13 11 (3.05%) Technical Architect
14 10 (2.77%) Senior Consultant
14 10 (2.77%) Solutions Architect
14 10 (2.77%) SharePoint Developer
14 10 (2.77%) Lead Architect
14 10 (2.77%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 10 (2.77%) DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 168 (46.54%) .NET
2 100 (27.70%) ASP.NET
3 63 (17.45%) ASP.NET MVC
4 60 (16.62%) Web Services
5 56 (15.51%) WCF
6 55 (15.24%) HTML
6 55 (15.24%) .NET Framework
7 48 (13.30%) CSS
8 38 (10.53%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 35 (9.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 31 (8.59%) XML
11 25 (6.93%) jQuery
11 25 (6.93%) RabbitMQ
12 24 (6.65%) HTML5
13 21 (5.82%) KnockoutJS
14 20 (5.54%) ActiveMQ
14 20 (5.54%) JRules
15 18 (4.99%) AngularJS
15 18 (4.99%) NHibernate
16 17 (4.71%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 19 (5.26%) Open Source
2 15 (4.16%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (3.60%) Computer Science
4 12 (3.32%) User Experience
5 10 (2.77%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (1.94%) Clustering
7 5 (1.39%) Wiki
7 5 (1.39%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.11%) Replication
9 3 (0.83%) DTV
9 3 (0.83%) Derivative
10 2 (0.55%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.55%) Xbox
11 1 (0.28%) W3C
11 1 (0.28%) Inversion of Control
11 1 (0.28%) Social Media
11 1 (0.28%) Blog
11 1 (0.28%) FMCG
11 1 (0.28%) iPhone
11 1 (0.28%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 166 (45.98%) Windows
2 41 (11.36%) Linux
3 33 (9.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (7.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (2.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.66%) Ubuntu
8 5 (1.39%) Apple iOS
8 5 (1.39%) UNIX
9 4 (1.11%) Android
10 3 (0.83%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.83%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.55%) Windows Phone 8
11 2 (0.55%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.55%) Windows CE
12 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.28%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (44.60%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (31.30%) MVC
3 85 (23.55%) Scrum
4 72 (19.94%) TDD
5 60 (16.62%) DevOps
6 34 (9.42%) Configuration Management
7 29 (8.03%) Unit Testing
8 26 (7.20%) Workflow
8 26 (7.20%) E-Commerce
9 25 (6.93%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (6.09%) Load Balancing
10 22 (6.09%) SOA
10 22 (6.09%) Migration
10 22 (6.09%) BDD
11 21 (5.82%) Multithreading
12 19 (5.26%) Software Engineering
13 15 (4.16%) OO
14 14 (3.88%) Web Development
15 12 (3.32%) Enterprise Architecture
15 12 (3.32%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 133 (36.84%) C#
2 102 (28.25%) SQL
3 58 (16.07%) JavaScript
4 33 (9.14%) Java
5 32 (8.86%) Ruby
6 31 (8.59%) PL/SQL
7 28 (7.76%) Python
8 26 (7.20%) PowerShell
9 15 (4.16%) PHP
10 12 (3.32%) C++
11 9 (2.49%) PHP5
11 9 (2.49%) T-SQL
12 7 (1.94%) Perl
13 6 (1.66%) VB
14 5 (1.39%) Bash Shell
15 4 (1.11%) VB.NET
15 4 (1.11%) VBScript
16 3 (0.83%) C
16 3 (0.83%) XAML
17 2 (0.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (6.09%) Degree
2 4 (1.11%) Security Cleared
3 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (0.83%) MCP
4 2 (0.55%) PhD
4 2 (0.55%) CCNP
4 2 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (0.55%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.28%) MCSE
5 1 (0.28%) MCSA
5 1 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.28%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.49%) QA
2 6 (1.66%) SLA
3 4 (1.11%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 37 (10.25%) Active Directory
2 32 (8.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (8.31%) Hyper-V
4 15 (4.16%) vSphere
5 7 (1.94%) XenApp
6 6 (1.66%) Platform Symphony
7 3 (0.83%) UAG
8 2 (0.55%) HDFS
8 2 (0.55%) XenServer
8 2 (0.55%) vCloud
9 1 (0.28%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 43 (11.91%) Opscode Chef
2 25 (6.93%) Puppet
3 15 (4.16%) Ansible
4 14 (3.88%) Salt
5 12 (3.32%) Vagrant
6 11 (3.05%) Nagios
7 10 (2.77%) SCCM
8 6 (1.66%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 4 (1.11%) SCOM
10 3 (0.83%) Foglight
10 3 (0.83%) Oozie
11 2 (0.55%) FortiGate
12 1 (0.28%) Ambari
12 1 (0.28%) WMI
Vendors
1 176 (48.75%) Microsoft
2 56 (15.51%) VMware
3 55 (15.24%) Oracle
4 19 (5.26%) Cisco
5 18 (4.99%) HP
6 16 (4.43%) Citrix
7 11 (3.05%) Rackspace
8 10 (2.77%) New Relic
8 10 (2.77%) Juniper
9 9 (2.49%) Red Hat
10 7 (1.94%) JBoss
10 7 (1.94%) Google
11 6 (1.66%) DataSynapse
11 6 (1.66%) Sitecore
11 6 (1.66%) Sybase
11 6 (1.66%) IBM
12 4 (1.11%) NetApp
12 4 (1.11%) Atlassian
12 4 (1.11%) Akamai
12 4 (1.11%) 3PAR
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £515 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
FPSG Connect
Rate: £260 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day for 6 Months, chance of extension
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: From £400 to £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Ealing
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £380.00 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago