The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category for the London region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 270 309 380
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +71
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 124 72 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.53% 0.33% 0.15%
As % of the Cloud Services category 16.10% 16.00% 9.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 57 37
Average daily rate £425 £390 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £268 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 - £15.00
Cloud Services Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
770 450 442
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.30% 2.08% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 328 341
Average daily rate £425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £579
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 5
Average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £16.50 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.55 £31.85 £91.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.75 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-50.96% +4.00%
Microsoft Azure
England

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London +18 35 £375 -6.25% 9
Wimbledon - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 121 (60.80%) C#
2 100 (50.25%) .NET
3 84 (42.21%) Windows
4 69 (34.67%) ASP.NET
5 68 (34.17%) SQL Server
6 59 (29.65%) Microsoft
7 55 (27.64%) MVC
8 53 (26.63%) Agile Software Development
9 52 (26.13%) Scrum
10 51 (25.63%) TDD
11 46 (23.12%) ASP.NET MVC
12 41 (20.60%) WCF
13 39 (19.60%) .NET Framework
14 38 (19.10%) SQL
15 37 (18.59%) JavaScript
16 33 (16.58%) Web Services
17 31 (15.58%) XML
18 30 (15.08%) SOA
19 29 (14.57%) Unit Testing
20 27 (13.57%) REST
20 27 (13.57%) MS Excel
21 26 (13.07%) HTML
22 25 (12.56%) jQuery
23 24 (12.06%) Linux
24 23 (11.56%) CSS
24 23 (11.56%) Continuous Integration
24 23 (11.56%) Opscode Chef
25 21 (10.55%) Visual Studio
26 20 (10.05%) Amazon AWS
27 19 (9.55%) ADO.NET Entity Framework

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 16 (8.04%) IIS
2 14 (7.04%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (4.02%) Apache
3 8 (4.02%) Node.js
4 6 (3.02%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.51%) CMS
6 4 (2.01%) OpenStack
7 3 (1.51%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.51%) Sitefinity
7 3 (1.51%) NServiceBus
7 3 (1.51%) nginx
8 2 (1.01%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.01%) MS Exchange
8 2 (1.01%) Lync
9 1 (0.50%) SharePoint Foundation
9 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.50%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 27 (13.57%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.51%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.51%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.51%) OmniGraffle
3 2 (1.01%) MS Office
3 2 (1.01%) SPSS
4 1 (0.50%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (3.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (10.05%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (9.55%) PaaS
3 16 (8.04%) Cloud Computing
4 15 (7.54%) SaaS
5 9 (4.52%) IaaS
6 8 (4.02%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (3.52%) Office 365
8 3 (1.51%) IBM SmartCloud
9 1 (0.50%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.04%) HTTP
2 6 (3.02%) SSL
3 4 (2.01%) DNS
4 3 (1.51%) VPN
4 3 (1.51%) LAN
4 3 (1.51%) WAN
4 3 (1.51%) Firewall
4 3 (1.51%) Intranet
4 3 (1.51%) Internet
4 3 (1.51%) Wireshark
4 3 (1.51%) tcpdump
5 2 (1.01%) iSCSI
5 2 (1.01%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (1.01%) MPLS
5 2 (1.01%) SAN
6 1 (0.50%) SMTP
6 1 (0.50%) SNMP
6 1 (0.50%) Network Security
6 1 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (34.17%) SQL Server
2 18 (9.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (8.54%) Hadoop
4 14 (7.04%) NoSQL
5 13 (6.53%) Azure SQL Database
6 10 (5.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (4.02%) MongoDB
7 8 (4.02%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (3.52%) Big Data
9 6 (3.02%) Relational Database
10 5 (2.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (2.01%) RavenDB
12 3 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (1.51%) RDBMS
12 3 (1.51%) Couchbase
13 2 (1.01%) QlikView
13 2 (1.01%) MarkLogic
13 2 (1.01%) Apache Cassandra
14 1 (0.50%) MySQL
14 1 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 21 (10.55%) Visual Studio
2 18 (9.05%) Git (software)
3 17 (8.54%) TeamCity
4 15 (7.54%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (6.53%) Jenkins
5 13 (6.53%) NUnit
6 11 (5.53%) SpecFlow
7 10 (5.03%) Selenium
8 9 (4.52%) Subversion
9 7 (3.52%) Moq
10 6 (3.02%) WebDriver
10 6 (3.02%) Jasmine
10 6 (3.02%) JIRA
10 6 (3.02%) MSTest
11 5 (2.51%) Bugzilla
12 4 (2.01%) Artifactory
12 4 (2.01%) Calabash
13 3 (1.51%) QUnit
13 3 (1.51%) MSBuild
13 3 (1.51%) Axure RP
General
1 14 (7.04%) Games
2 9 (4.52%) Back Office
3 8 (4.02%) Finance
4 7 (3.52%) Retail
5 4 (2.01%) Marketing
5 4 (2.01%) Advertising
6 3 (1.51%) Local Government
7 2 (1.01%) Publishing
7 2 (1.01%) Law
8 1 (0.50%) Legal
8 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.50%) Electronics
8 1 (0.50%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.50%) Front Office
8 1 (0.50%) Banking
8 1 (0.50%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.50%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 103 (51.76%) Developer
2 50 (25.13%) .NET Developer
3 33 (16.58%) C# Developer
4 27 (13.57%) Senior Developer
5 24 (12.06%) Consultant
6 20 (10.05%) C# .NET Developer
7 19 (9.55%) Architect
8 16 (8.04%) ASP.NET Developer
9 12 (6.03%) BizTalk Developer
10 10 (5.03%) Senior .NET Developer
10 10 (5.03%) Software Engineer
11 9 (4.52%) Agile .NET Developer
12 7 (3.52%) Agile C# Developer
12 7 (3.52%) DevOps Engineer
12 7 (3.52%) Tester
12 7 (3.52%) Senior C# Developer
12 7 (3.52%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 6 (3.02%) Active Directory Consultant
13 6 (3.02%) Software Developer
14 5 (2.51%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (50.25%) .NET
2 69 (34.67%) ASP.NET
3 46 (23.12%) ASP.NET MVC
4 41 (20.60%) WCF
5 39 (19.60%) .NET Framework
6 33 (16.58%) Web Services
7 31 (15.58%) XML
8 27 (13.57%) REST
9 26 (13.07%) HTML
10 25 (12.56%) jQuery
11 23 (11.56%) CSS
12 19 (9.55%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 14 (7.04%) KnockoutJS
13 14 (7.04%) LINQ
14 13 (6.53%) HTML5
14 13 (6.53%) Silverlight
14 13 (6.53%) JSON
14 13 (6.53%) NHibernate
15 12 (6.03%) Ajax
15 12 (6.03%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.53%) Open Source
2 10 (5.03%) Video on Demand
3 6 (3.02%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.51%) N-Tier
5 3 (1.51%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.01%) Clustering
6 2 (1.01%) Xbox
6 2 (1.01%) iPhone
6 2 (1.01%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.01%) Machine Learning
7 1 (0.50%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.50%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.50%) Physics
7 1 (0.50%) Online Games
7 1 (0.50%) FMCG
7 1 (0.50%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 84 (42.21%) Windows
2 24 (12.06%) Linux
3 14 (7.04%) Windows Phone
4 12 (6.03%) Windows Phone 8
5 9 (4.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (4.02%) Android
7 6 (3.02%) UNIX
7 6 (3.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (2.51%) Apple iOS
9 4 (2.01%) Windows 7
10 3 (1.51%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.51%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.01%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.50%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (27.64%) MVC
2 53 (26.63%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (26.13%) Scrum
4 51 (25.63%) TDD
5 30 (15.08%) SOA
6 29 (14.57%) Unit Testing
7 23 (11.56%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (9.55%) Test Automation
9 17 (8.54%) OO
9 17 (8.54%) BDD
10 15 (7.54%) Software Engineering
11 12 (6.03%) Multithreading
11 12 (6.03%) Workflow
11 12 (6.03%) MVVM
11 12 (6.03%) Test Strategy
12 11 (5.53%) Configuration Management
12 11 (5.53%) E-Commerce
13 10 (5.03%) RAD
13 10 (5.03%) Web Development
14 9 (4.52%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 121 (60.80%) C#
2 38 (19.10%) SQL
3 37 (18.59%) JavaScript
4 18 (9.05%) Ruby
5 16 (8.04%) Java
6 13 (6.53%) Python
6 13 (6.53%) PowerShell
7 8 (4.02%) T-SQL
7 8 (4.02%) C++
8 6 (3.02%) C
8 6 (3.02%) Perl
8 6 (3.02%) PHP
8 6 (3.02%) VB
8 6 (3.02%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.51%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.51%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.01%) XAML
10 2 (1.01%) Clojure
10 2 (1.01%) F#
11 1 (0.50%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 10 (5.03%) Degree
2 4 (2.01%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.51%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.50%) MCSE
4 1 (0.50%) CCNA
4 1 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (0.50%) MCITP
4 1 (0.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.03%) QA
2 1 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (6.53%) Active Directory
1 13 (6.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.01%) Hyper-V
2 4 (2.01%) vSphere
3 2 (1.01%) Varnish
3 2 (1.01%) XenServer
4 1 (0.50%) XenApp
4 1 (0.50%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 23 (11.56%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (9.05%) Puppet
3 5 (2.51%) Vagrant
3 5 (2.51%) Ansible
4 4 (2.01%) Nagios
5 3 (1.51%) Foglight
6 2 (1.01%) SCOM
7 1 (0.50%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.50%) Cacti
7 1 (0.50%) Munin
7 1 (0.50%) WSUS
7 1 (0.50%) SCCM
7 1 (0.50%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 59 (29.65%) Microsoft
2 19 (9.55%) VMware
3 12 (6.03%) Telerik
4 11 (5.53%) Oracle
5 9 (4.52%) Cisco
6 7 (3.52%) Citrix
7 5 (2.51%) Google
8 4 (2.01%) Dell
8 4 (2.01%) JBoss
9 3 (1.51%) IBM
9 3 (1.51%) HP
9 3 (1.51%) EMC
9 3 (1.51%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.51%) Open Text
9 3 (1.51%) RedDot
9 3 (1.51%) Akamai
9 3 (1.51%) Rackspace
9 3 (1.51%) WSO2
10 2 (1.01%) NetApp
10 2 (1.01%) New Relic
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