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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 118 222 337
Rank change year-on-year
+104 +115
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 411 205 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.94% 0.97% 0.31%
As % of the Cloud Services category 21.45% 16.36% 8.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 154 55
Average daily rate £495 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £352 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £624 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 -
% change year-on-year
+34.61% -
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
1916 1253 787
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.03% 5.91% 3.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1443 876 546
Average daily rate £475 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 26 11
Average hourly rate £26.25 £28.75 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.69% +69.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £17.50 £15.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £42.00 £35.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £16.86
% change year-on-year
-13.35% +33.43%

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 9 February 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 9 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure within the London region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +35 42 £425 -1.16% 32
Croydon -6 5 £306 -5.76% 6
Harrow - 4 £500 -
Bromley - 2 £375 - 1
Romford - 1 £375 -
Westminster - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £550 -
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 311 (41.30%) .NET
2 303 (40.24%) Microsoft
3 286 (37.98%) Amazon AWS
4 262 (34.79%) C#
5 218 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
6 215 (28.55%) Windows
7 204 (27.09%) SQL
8 185 (24.57%) ASP.NET
9 174 (23.11%) SQL Server
10 171 (22.71%) MVC
11 165 (21.91%) JavaScript
12 130 (17.26%) Office 365
13 126 (16.73%) ASP.NET MVC
14 125 (16.60%) Finance
15 122 (16.20%) TDD
16 114 (15.14%) AngularJS
17 111 (14.74%) ASP.NET Web API
18 108 (14.34%) DevOps
19 103 (13.68%) HTML
20 101 (13.41%) MongoDB
21 99 (13.15%) Active Directory
22 96 (12.75%) Linux
22 96 (12.75%) PowerShell
23 93 (12.35%) VMware
24 88 (11.69%) Migration
25 86 (11.42%) Git (software)
26 84 (11.16%) BDD
26 84 (11.16%) MS Excel
27 83 (11.02%) Puppet
28 82 (10.89%) Azure SQL Database

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 61 (8.10%) SharePoint
2 54 (7.17%) OpenStack
3 47 (6.24%) Node.js
4 28 (3.72%) Skype for Business
5 21 (2.79%) IIS
6 20 (2.66%) MS Exchange
7 18 (2.39%) SharePoint 2013
8 15 (1.99%) SharePoint 2010
9 12 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
9 12 (1.59%) Tomcat
10 11 (1.46%) Apache
10 11 (1.46%) nginx
11 10 (1.33%) Apache Spark
11 10 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
12 8 (1.06%) CMS
13 7 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 7 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
14 6 (0.80%) Apache Pig
14 6 (0.80%) NServiceBus
14 6 (0.80%) WebSphere
Applications
1 84 (11.16%) MS Excel
2 32 (4.25%) MS Office
3 12 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (1.20%) Adobe Illustrator
4 9 (1.20%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.53%) MS Project
5 4 (0.53%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.13%) Revit
Business Applications
1 14 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.06%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.13%) ACBS
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.13%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 286 (37.98%) Amazon AWS
2 130 (17.26%) Office 365
3 79 (10.49%) PaaS
4 75 (9.96%) IaaS
5 43 (5.71%) SaaS
6 39 (5.18%) GitHub
7 28 (3.72%) Azure Active Directory
8 24 (3.19%) Google Cloud Platform
9 22 (2.92%) Amazon EC2
9 22 (2.92%) Cloud Computing
10 11 (1.46%) Amazon S3
10 11 (1.46%) SoftLayer
11 9 (1.20%) Heroku
11 9 (1.20%) Yammer
12 7 (0.93%) OneDrive
13 6 (0.80%) Google Apps
14 5 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 5 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 4 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
15 4 (0.53%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 33 (4.38%) DNS
2 30 (3.98%) TCP/IP
3 27 (3.59%) Firewall
4 23 (3.05%) LAN
4 23 (3.05%) WAN
5 21 (2.79%) HTTP
5 21 (2.79%) Internet
6 18 (2.39%) Skype
7 15 (1.99%) SSL
8 13 (1.73%) Network Security
8 13 (1.73%) VPN
9 10 (1.33%) DHCP
10 8 (1.06%) HTTPS
10 8 (1.06%) NetScaler
11 7 (0.93%) SAN
11 7 (0.93%) VLAN
12 6 (0.80%) Intrusion Detection
12 6 (0.80%) NAS
13 5 (0.66%) Intranet
13 5 (0.66%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (23.11%) SQL Server
2 101 (13.41%) MongoDB
3 82 (10.89%) Azure SQL Database
4 39 (5.18%) SQL Server 2008
5 36 (4.78%) SQL Server 2012
6 34 (4.52%) MySQL
7 31 (4.12%) Big Data
7 31 (4.12%) NoSQL
7 31 (4.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 31 (4.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 29 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 23 (3.05%) Hadoop
10 22 (2.92%) PostgreSQL
11 21 (2.79%) SQL Server 2014
12 19 (2.52%) RavenDB
12 19 (2.52%) Redis
13 18 (2.39%) Relational Database
14 14 (1.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 13 (1.73%) Apache Cassandra
16 12 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 86 (11.42%) Git (software)
2 54 (7.17%) SpecFlow
3 49 (6.51%) Jenkins
4 38 (5.05%) Subversion
5 36 (4.78%) TeamCity
6 28 (3.72%) Team Foundation Server
7 27 (3.59%) NUnit
8 23 (3.05%) JIRA
9 18 (2.39%) Vagrant
10 16 (2.12%) Octopus Deploy
11 15 (1.99%) Visual Studio
12 14 (1.86%) NuGet
13 12 (1.59%) Moq
14 10 (1.33%) Cucumber
14 10 (1.33%) Selenium
15 9 (1.20%) FishEye
16 8 (1.06%) Rhino Mocks
17 7 (0.93%) Mercurial
17 7 (0.93%) MSTest
18 6 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 125 (16.60%) Finance
2 29 (3.85%) Banking
3 23 (3.05%) Marketing
4 14 (1.86%) Advertising
4 14 (1.86%) Games
5 12 (1.59%) Front Office
6 10 (1.33%) Retail
7 7 (0.93%) Local Government
8 5 (0.66%) Interactive Media
8 5 (0.66%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.53%) French Language
9 4 (0.53%) Publishing
10 3 (0.40%) Legal
11 2 (0.27%) Back Office
11 2 (0.27%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.27%) German Language
11 2 (0.27%) Portuguese Language
12 1 (0.13%) Electronics
12 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.13%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 272 (36.12%) Developer
2 141 (18.73%) .NET Developer
3 134 (17.80%) C# Developer
4 130 (17.26%) Architect
5 88 (11.69%) C# .NET Developer
6 78 (10.36%) ASP.NET Developer
7 68 (9.03%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 67 (8.90%) Consultant
9 65 (8.63%) Azure Developer
10 49 (6.51%) JavaScript Developer
11 47 (6.24%) Solutions Architect
12 43 (5.71%) DevOps Engineer
13 40 (5.31%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 37 (4.91%) Project Manager
14 37 (4.91%) Senior Developer
15 33 (4.38%) Cloud Engineer
16 32 (4.25%) Azure Architect
16 32 (4.25%) Cloud Architect
17 31 (4.12%) Full Stack Developer
18 25 (3.32%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 311 (41.30%) .NET
2 185 (24.57%) ASP.NET
3 126 (16.73%) ASP.NET MVC
4 114 (15.14%) AngularJS
5 111 (14.74%) ASP.NET Web API
6 103 (13.68%) HTML
7 80 (10.62%) Web Services
8 75 (9.96%) CSS
9 63 (8.37%) HTML5
10 45 (5.98%) React
11 39 (5.18%) Reactive Extensions
12 38 (5.05%) SignalR
13 36 (4.78%) JSON
14 34 (4.52%) .NET Framework
14 34 (4.52%) jQuery
14 34 (4.52%) WCF
15 30 (3.98%) REST
15 30 (3.98%) RESTful
16 24 (3.19%) XML
17 23 (3.05%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 42 (5.58%) Data Centre
2 39 (5.18%) Fintech
3 29 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 24 (3.19%) Mobile App
5 23 (3.05%) Blog
6 22 (2.92%) Public Cloud
7 19 (2.52%) Private Cloud
8 18 (2.39%) Mathematics
9 16 (2.12%) Analytical Skills
9 16 (2.12%) Hedge funds
10 15 (1.99%) Client/Server
11 14 (1.86%) Hybrid Cloud
11 14 (1.86%) User Experience
12 11 (1.46%) Management Information System
13 8 (1.06%) Digital Media
14 7 (0.93%) PKI
14 7 (0.93%) Replication
15 6 (0.80%) Clustering
15 6 (0.80%) Grid Computing
15 6 (0.80%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 215 (28.55%) Windows
2 96 (12.75%) Linux
3 51 (6.77%) Windows Server
4 28 (3.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (3.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (2.92%) Unix
7 18 (2.39%) Windows 7
7 18 (2.39%) Windows 8
8 12 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (1.46%) Android
10 10 (1.33%) Apple iOS
10 10 (1.33%) CentOS
11 9 (1.20%) Windows Phone
12 6 (0.80%) Windows 10
13 5 (0.66%) Ubuntu
13 5 (0.66%) VMS
13 5 (0.66%) Windows Mobile
14 4 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.40%) CoreOS
15 3 (0.40%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
2 171 (22.71%) MVC
3 122 (16.20%) TDD
4 108 (14.34%) DevOps
5 88 (11.69%) Migration
6 84 (11.16%) BDD
7 73 (9.69%) Continuous Integration
8 58 (7.70%) Scrum
9 56 (7.44%) Continuous Delivery
10 52 (6.91%) Software Engineering
11 49 (6.51%) E-Commerce
12 46 (6.11%) Open Source
13 43 (5.71%) OO
14 42 (5.58%) ITIL
15 41 (5.44%) Configuration Management
16 37 (4.91%) Complex Event Processing
17 36 (4.78%) Business Intelligence
18 30 (3.98%) CRM
19 24 (3.19%) SOLID
19 24 (3.19%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 262 (34.79%) C#
2 204 (27.09%) SQL
3 165 (21.91%) JavaScript
4 96 (12.75%) PowerShell
5 81 (10.76%) Java
6 73 (9.69%) Python
7 62 (8.23%) Ruby
8 37 (4.91%) T-SQL
9 31 (4.12%) Bash Shell
10 27 (3.59%) Perl
11 23 (3.05%) PHP
12 20 (2.66%) C++
13 16 (2.12%) Go
14 15 (1.99%) XAML
15 14 (1.86%) C
16 7 (0.93%) Scala
17 6 (0.80%) Objective-C
18 5 (0.66%) CoffeeScript
18 5 (0.66%) VB.NET
19 3 (0.40%) F#
Qualifications
1 46 (6.11%) Degree
2 25 (3.32%) Security Cleared
3 18 (2.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (1.99%) AWS Certification
4 15 (1.99%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (1.99%) CISSP
5 13 (1.73%) CCNA
5 13 (1.73%) SC Cleared
6 12 (1.59%) CISM
6 12 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
6 12 (1.59%) PMI Certification
7 11 (1.46%) MCSE
8 8 (1.06%) CCSA
8 8 (1.06%) CTC Cleared
8 8 (1.06%) JNCIA
9 7 (0.93%) Citrix Certification
10 6 (0.80%) PMP
10 6 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (0.66%) CCNP
11 5 (0.66%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.26%) QA
2 11 (1.46%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.80%) SLA
4 4 (0.53%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.13%) COBIT
5 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.13%) FedRAMP
System Software
1 99 (13.15%) Active Directory
2 60 (7.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (4.78%) Docker
4 20 (2.66%) Hyper-V
5 18 (2.39%) vCloud
6 12 (1.59%) vSphere
7 9 (1.20%) Xen
7 9 (1.20%) XenApp
8 8 (1.06%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.80%) Ceph
10 5 (0.66%) HDFS
10 5 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.53%) iptables
11 4 (0.53%) ProxySG
12 3 (0.40%) GlusterFS
12 3 (0.40%) KVM
12 3 (0.40%) NFS
13 2 (0.27%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.27%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (0.27%) UAG
Systems Management
1 83 (11.02%) Puppet
2 80 (10.62%) Opscode Chef
3 49 (6.51%) Ansible
4 25 (3.32%) Salt
5 21 (2.79%) Nagios
5 21 (2.79%) SCCM
6 14 (1.86%) Kubernetes
7 11 (1.46%) Kibana
7 11 (1.46%) SCOM
8 10 (1.33%) logstash
9 9 (1.20%) Windows Intune
10 8 (1.06%) Grafana
10 8 (1.06%) Uchiwa
11 6 (0.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 6 (0.80%) HAProxy
11 6 (0.80%) Zenoss
12 5 (0.66%) Mesos
13 4 (0.53%) Control-M
13 4 (0.53%) Graphite
14 3 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 303 (40.24%) Microsoft
2 93 (12.35%) VMware
3 42 (5.58%) Google
4 29 (3.85%) New Relic
5 28 (3.72%) Oracle
6 25 (3.32%) Cisco
7 23 (3.05%) Rackspace
8 19 (2.52%) HP
9 18 (2.39%) Citrix
10 17 (2.26%) Atlassian
11 13 (1.73%) Splunk
12 12 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
13 11 (1.46%) Informatica
14 10 (1.33%) Adobe
14 10 (1.33%) AppDynamics
14 10 (1.33%) Red Hat
14 10 (1.33%) Sitecore
14 10 (1.33%) Xamarin
15 9 (1.20%) Cognos
15 9 (1.20%) NetApp
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