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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
England / London
Rank 48 124 239
Rank change year-on-year
+76 +115
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 837 384 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.38% 1.83% 0.87%
As % of the Cloud Services category 28.73% 20.55% 14.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 610 307 148
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £375 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.60% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £35.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-57.14% +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
2913 1869 1276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.24% 8.90% 6.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2185 1391 909
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 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £620 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 20 16
Median hourly rate £25.00 £29.64 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.65% +7.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £13.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £100.00 £46.02
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-36.36% +22.22%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 +69 129 £450 +5.88% 51
Croydon -6 5 - -
Docklands, London - 4 £600 -
Twickenham - 3 £400 -
Canary Wharf 0 2 £555 +0.90%
Westminster -4 2 £373 -
Greenwich - 2 £431 - 1
Hammersmith +1 1 £375 -
Chiswick - 1 £477 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £475 - 4
Southwark - 1 £200 -
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 704 (41.85%) Amazon AWS
2 678 (40.31%) Microsoft
3 542 (32.22%) Agile Software Development
4 480 (28.54%) Windows
5 463 (27.53%) DevOps
6 411 (24.44%) .NET
7 368 (21.88%) SQL Server
8 340 (20.21%) Office 365
9 331 (19.68%) C#
10 293 (17.42%) SQL
11 290 (17.24%) Active Directory
12 266 (15.81%) Migration
13 256 (15.22%) PowerShell
14 251 (14.92%) TDD
15 246 (14.63%) Finance
16 233 (13.85%) IaaS
17 222 (13.20%) Java
18 219 (13.02%) Linux
19 207 (12.31%) PaaS
20 204 (12.13%) JavaScript
21 203 (12.07%) Git (software)
22 198 (11.77%) Python
23 192 (11.41%) Windows Server
24 189 (11.24%) VMware
25 188 (11.18%) Continuous Integration
25 188 (11.18%) Jenkins
26 178 (10.58%) Scrum
27 176 (10.46%) ASP.NET
28 175 (10.40%) HTML
28 175 (10.40%) Web Services

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
1 166 (9.87%) SharePoint
2 93 (5.53%) IIS
3 90 (5.35%) Skype for Business
4 80 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
5 67 (3.98%) MS Exchange
6 55 (3.27%) OpenStack
7 51 (3.03%) Confluence
8 49 (2.91%) BizTalk Server
9 37 (2.20%) Apache
9 37 (2.20%) Cloud Foundry
9 37 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2013
10 30 (1.78%) Apache Spark
11 29 (1.72%) Tomcat
12 25 (1.49%) nginx
13 21 (1.25%) SharePoint Server
14 20 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
15 19 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2010
16 17 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2007
17 16 (0.95%) Apache Pig
18 15 (0.89%) CMS
Applications
1 161 (9.57%) MS Excel
2 40 (2.38%) MS Office
3 5 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.24%) InfoPath
4 4 (0.24%) MS Project
5 3 (0.18%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.059%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 74 (4.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 35 (2.08%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
5 3 (0.18%) SAP HCM
5 3 (0.18%) Workday HCM
6 2 (0.12%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.059%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.059%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.059%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.059%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.059%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 704 (41.85%) Amazon AWS
2 340 (20.21%) Office 365
3 233 (13.85%) IaaS
4 207 (12.31%) PaaS
5 128 (7.61%) Azure Active Directory
6 97 (5.77%) SaaS
7 69 (4.10%) GitHub
8 64 (3.80%) Yammer
9 53 (3.15%) Amazon EC2
10 50 (2.97%) AWS CloudFormation
11 44 (2.62%) OneDrive
12 42 (2.50%) OpenShift
13 36 (2.14%) Google Cloud Platform
14 25 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
15 24 (1.43%) CloudBees
15 24 (1.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 20 (1.19%) Amazon S3
17 18 (1.07%) IBM Cloud
18 11 (0.65%) Amazon SQS
18 11 (0.65%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 103 (6.12%) Firewall
2 99 (5.89%) DNS
3 93 (5.53%) VPN
4 88 (5.23%) HTTP
5 66 (3.92%) Skype
6 61 (3.63%) WAN
7 55 (3.27%) SAN
8 49 (2.91%) LAN
9 46 (2.73%) TCP/IP
10 43 (2.56%) DHCP
11 41 (2.44%) Network Security
12 30 (1.78%) MQTT
12 30 (1.78%) RTSP
13 28 (1.66%) Wireless
14 27 (1.61%) SSL
15 25 (1.49%) LDAP
16 23 (1.37%) Internet
16 23 (1.37%) VLAN
17 22 (1.31%) MPLS
18 19 (1.13%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 368 (21.88%) SQL Server
2 98 (5.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 96 (5.71%) NoSQL
4 73 (4.34%) Azure SQL Database
4 73 (4.34%) MongoDB
5 71 (4.22%) Big Data
6 68 (4.04%) Hadoop
7 62 (3.69%) Data Warehouse
8 59 (3.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 58 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
10 49 (2.91%) Power BI
11 47 (2.79%) MySQL
12 43 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
13 38 (2.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 34 (2.02%) SQL Server 2014
15 33 (1.96%) Amazon RDS
15 33 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
16 28 (1.66%) Data Lake
17 25 (1.49%) Apache Hive
18 24 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 203 (12.07%) Git (software)
2 188 (11.18%) Jenkins
3 111 (6.60%) Team Foundation Server
4 106 (6.30%) JIRA
5 72 (4.28%) TeamCity
6 63 (3.75%) Octopus Deploy
7 46 (2.73%) Subversion
7 46 (2.73%) Visual Studio
8 40 (2.38%) Selenium
9 34 (2.02%) SonarQube
10 32 (1.90%) SpecFlow
11 29 (1.72%) Vagrant
12 28 (1.66%) Cucumber
13 26 (1.55%) MSTest
14 25 (1.49%) NUnit
15 20 (1.19%) JUnit
16 17 (1.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 13 (0.77%) Sonatype Nexus
17 13 (0.77%) Visual Studio Team System
18 12 (0.71%) Mercurial
General
1 246 (14.63%) Finance
2 122 (7.25%) Retail
3 82 (4.88%) Banking
4 45 (2.68%) Advertising
5 37 (2.20%) Legal
6 35 (2.08%) Marketing
7 22 (1.31%) Telecoms
8 15 (0.89%) Financial Institution
9 12 (0.71%) Manufacturing
10 11 (0.65%) Electronics
10 11 (0.65%) Law
11 10 (0.59%) Investment Banking
11 10 (0.59%) Retail Banking
12 9 (0.54%) Games
13 7 (0.42%) Publishing
14 5 (0.30%) Back Office
14 5 (0.30%) Front Office
15 3 (0.18%) Automotive
16 1 (0.059%) Billing
16 1 (0.059%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 404 (24.02%) Architect
2 393 (23.37%) Developer
3 172 (10.23%) DevOps Engineer
4 163 (9.69%) Consultant
5 151 (8.98%) Azure Architect
6 136 (8.09%) Cloud Architect
7 120 (7.13%) Azure Engineer
8 118 (7.02%) .NET Developer
9 101 (6.00%) C# Developer
10 100 (5.95%) Solutions Architect
11 87 (5.17%) Azure Developer
12 84 (4.99%) Senior Developer
13 73 (4.34%) C# .NET Developer
14 72 (4.28%) Azure Consultant
15 71 (4.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 70 (4.16%) Cloud Engineer
17 67 (3.98%) Azure DevOps
18 66 (3.92%) AWS Architect
19 65 (3.86%) Java Developer
20 59 (3.51%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 411 (24.44%) .NET
2 176 (10.46%) ASP.NET
3 175 (10.40%) HTML
3 175 (10.40%) Web Services
4 132 (7.85%) CSS
5 124 (7.37%) AngularJS
6 116 (6.90%) ASP.NET Web API
6 116 (6.90%) REST
7 112 (6.66%) JSON
8 86 (5.11%) SOAP
9 84 (4.99%) ASP.NET MVC
10 77 (4.58%) XML
11 71 (4.22%) jQuery
12 68 (4.04%) Node.js
13 62 (3.69%) HTML5
13 62 (3.69%) RESTful
14 61 (3.63%) WCF
15 60 (3.57%) ELK Stack
16 59 (3.51%) React
17 57 (3.39%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 122 (7.25%) Public Cloud
2 116 (6.90%) Data Centre
3 100 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
4 56 (3.33%) Mobile App
5 54 (3.21%) Hybrid Cloud
6 43 (2.56%) Private Cloud
7 36 (2.14%) User Experience
8 32 (1.90%) Computer Science
9 30 (1.78%) Video on Demand
10 28 (1.66%) Replication
11 27 (1.61%) Management Information System
12 26 (1.55%) PKI
13 23 (1.37%) Clustering
13 23 (1.37%) Visualisation
14 20 (1.19%) Fintech
15 17 (1.01%) CMDB
16 16 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
17 14 (0.83%) Enterprise Cloud
17 14 (0.83%) Streaming Video
18 13 (0.77%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 480 (28.54%) Windows
2 219 (13.02%) Linux
3 192 (11.41%) Windows Server
4 89 (5.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 72 (4.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 56 (3.33%) Unix
7 41 (2.44%) Windows 10
8 39 (2.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 35 (2.08%) Apple iOS
10 33 (1.96%) CentOS
11 28 (1.66%) Android
12 22 (1.31%) Ubuntu
13 20 (1.19%) Windows 7
14 17 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
15 13 (0.77%) SUSE
16 12 (0.71%) Windows XP
17 10 (0.59%) VMS
18 8 (0.48%) Windows 8
19 5 (0.30%) Mac OS X
19 5 (0.30%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 542 (32.22%) Agile Software Development
2 463 (27.53%) DevOps
3 266 (15.81%) Migration
4 251 (14.92%) TDD
5 188 (11.18%) Continuous Integration
6 178 (10.58%) Scrum
7 170 (10.11%) Business Intelligence
8 164 (9.75%) Microservices
9 148 (8.80%) MVC
10 142 (8.44%) BDD
11 125 (7.43%) High Availability
12 111 (6.60%) Configuration Management
13 98 (5.83%) E-Commerce
14 97 (5.77%) CRM
15 95 (5.65%) Open Source
16 77 (4.58%) TOGAF
17 75 (4.46%) ITIL
18 67 (3.98%) Disaster Recovery
18 67 (3.98%) Load Balancing
18 67 (3.98%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 331 (19.68%) C#
2 293 (17.42%) SQL
3 256 (15.22%) PowerShell
4 222 (13.20%) Java
5 204 (12.13%) JavaScript
6 198 (11.77%) Python
7 87 (5.17%) Ruby
8 81 (4.82%) T-SQL
9 55 (3.27%) Perl
10 53 (3.15%) C
11 49 (2.91%) Bash Shell
12 37 (2.20%) Scala
13 32 (1.90%) PHP
14 27 (1.61%) Shell Script
15 23 (1.37%) R
16 18 (1.07%) Go
16 18 (1.07%) VB
16 18 (1.07%) VB.NET
17 16 (0.95%) Apple Swift
17 16 (0.95%) VBA
Qualifications
1 99 (5.89%) Security Cleared
2 80 (4.76%) SC Cleared
3 63 (3.75%) Degree
4 53 (3.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 45 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
6 32 (1.90%) MCSE
7 25 (1.49%) CCNA
8 22 (1.31%) CCNP
9 18 (1.07%) CCIE
10 15 (0.89%) AWS Certification
10 15 (0.89%) CISSP
10 15 (0.89%) MCP
11 13 (0.77%) MCITP
11 13 (0.77%) MCSD
12 11 (0.65%) MCSA
12 11 (0.65%) MCTS
12 11 (0.65%) PMP
13 10 (0.59%) PMI Certification
14 9 (0.54%) CISM
14 9 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (2.50%) QA
2 13 (0.77%) SLA
3 11 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
3 11 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.54%) Dodd-Frank
4 9 (0.54%) EMIR
4 9 (0.54%) MiFID
5 5 (0.30%) COBIT
5 5 (0.30%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.30%) GCP
6 4 (0.24%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.12%) FedRAMP
7 2 (0.12%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.059%) GDPR
8 1 (0.059%) HL7
8 1 (0.059%) SDET
System Software
1 290 (17.24%) Active Directory
2 159 (9.45%) Docker
3 114 (6.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 78 (4.64%) Hyper-V
5 45 (2.68%) Virtual Machines
6 39 (2.32%) vCloud
7 18 (1.07%) XenApp
8 15 (0.89%) vSphere
9 14 (0.83%) VMware ESX
10 11 (0.65%) Apache Flume
11 6 (0.36%) KVM
11 6 (0.36%) Terminal Services
11 6 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
12 5 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (0.18%) BitLocker
13 3 (0.18%) HDFS
13 3 (0.18%) LXC
13 3 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.18%) NFS
Systems Management
1 171 (10.17%) Opscode Chef
2 149 (8.86%) Puppet
3 136 (8.09%) Ansible
4 66 (3.92%) SCOM
5 58 (3.45%) SCCM
6 53 (3.15%) Kibana
7 52 (3.09%) logstash
8 27 (1.61%) Terraform
9 25 (1.49%) Salt
10 22 (1.31%) Kubernetes
11 19 (1.13%) Grafana
12 16 (0.95%) Microsoft Clustering
13 15 (0.89%) ZABBIX
14 14 (0.83%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 13 (0.77%) Microsoft Intune
16 12 (0.71%) WMI
17 10 (0.59%) Hadoop YARN
17 10 (0.59%) SCOrch
17 10 (0.59%) SCVMM
18 9 (0.54%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 678 (40.31%) Microsoft
2 189 (11.24%) VMware
3 95 (5.65%) Oracle
4 81 (4.82%) Google
5 73 (4.34%) Cisco
6 60 (3.57%) Citrix
7 57 (3.39%) SAP
8 43 (2.56%) Red Hat
9 42 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
10 40 (2.38%) Splunk
11 32 (1.90%) HP
12 29 (1.72%) ServiceNow
12 29 (1.72%) Tableau
13 28 (1.66%) IBM
14 24 (1.43%) Atlassian
14 24 (1.43%) Infor
14 24 (1.43%) Rackspace
15 23 (1.37%) SaltStack
16 21 (1.25%) CheckPoint
17 19 (1.13%) F5
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