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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 238 344 377
Rank change year-on-year
+106 +33
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 181 70 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.77% 0.29% 0.14%
As % of the Cloud Services category 18.28% 10.89% 8.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 59 26
Average daily rate
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£425 £390 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% -0.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £613
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - £13.50
Cloud Services Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
990 643 454
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.19% 2.65% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 656 494 315
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 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 1
Average hourly rate £17.25 £17.25 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -61.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £32.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-48.43% +137.03%
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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +20 29 £400 +6.66% 17
Ealing - 1 £415 -
Westminster - - - -
Barnet - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Harrow - - - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 153 (50.33%) Windows
2 150 (49.34%) .NET
3 143 (47.04%) C#
4 133 (43.75%) Microsoft
5 107 (35.20%) ASP.NET
6 105 (34.54%) SQL Server
7 91 (29.93%) MVC
8 86 (28.29%) Agile Software Development
9 76 (25.00%) SQL
10 70 (23.03%) TDD
11 64 (21.05%) Scrum
11 64 (21.05%) ASP.NET MVC
12 59 (19.41%) JavaScript
12 59 (19.41%) Web Services
13 56 (18.42%) .NET Framework
14 55 (18.09%) DevOps
15 49 (16.12%) WCF
16 48 (15.79%) PaaS
16 48 (15.79%) HTML
17 46 (15.13%) MS Excel
18 44 (14.47%) Team Foundation Server
19 43 (14.14%) Opscode Chef
20 42 (13.82%) Amazon AWS
21 40 (13.16%) CSS
22 39 (12.83%) IIS
22 39 (12.83%) VMware
23 37 (12.17%) Git (software)
24 35 (11.51%) Unit Testing
24 35 (11.51%) SharePoint
25 33 (10.86%) Office 365

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 39 (12.83%) IIS
2 35 (11.51%) SharePoint
3 20 (6.58%) Node.js
4 16 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
5 15 (4.93%) BizTalk Server
6 14 (4.61%) MS Exchange
7 10 (3.29%) OpenStack
8 9 (2.96%) SharePoint 2010
8 9 (2.96%) Lync
9 7 (2.30%) Apache
10 6 (1.97%) CMS
10 6 (1.97%) nginx
11 4 (1.32%) Confluence
11 4 (1.32%) GlassFish
11 4 (1.32%) Office Communications Server
11 4 (1.32%) Sitefinity
12 3 (0.99%) NServiceBus
12 3 (0.99%) WordPress
12 3 (0.99%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.66%) Umbraco
Applications
1 46 (15.13%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.64%) MS Office
3 2 (0.66%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.66%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.66%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.33%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (2.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.33%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 48 (15.79%) PaaS
2 42 (13.82%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (10.86%) Office 365
4 19 (6.25%) SaaS
5 17 (5.59%) IaaS
6 12 (3.95%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (2.96%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.32%) Heroku
9 3 (0.99%) IBM SmartCloud
10 2 (0.66%) Rackspace Cloud
11 1 (0.33%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.33%) Google Compute Engine
11 1 (0.33%) Gitorious
Communications & Networking
1 31 (10.20%) HTTP
2 16 (5.26%) Firewall
3 14 (4.61%) VPN
4 13 (4.28%) SSL
5 12 (3.95%) DNS
5 12 (3.95%) VLAN
6 9 (2.96%) SAN
7 7 (2.30%) SNMP
7 7 (2.30%) LAN
7 7 (2.30%) MPLS
8 6 (1.97%) Wireshark
8 6 (1.97%) NAS
8 6 (1.97%) WAN
9 5 (1.64%) VoIP
10 4 (1.32%) PBX
10 4 (1.32%) TCP/IP
10 4 (1.32%) Intranet
10 4 (1.32%) Reverse Proxy
10 4 (1.32%) LDAP
10 4 (1.32%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (34.54%) SQL Server
2 30 (9.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 29 (9.54%) Azure SQL Database
4 25 (8.22%) NoSQL
5 22 (7.24%) Hadoop
6 14 (4.61%) MongoDB
7 10 (3.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (2.96%) Big Data
9 8 (2.63%) RavenDB
10 7 (2.30%) Relational Database
10 7 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (1.97%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (1.97%) MySQL
11 6 (1.97%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (1.97%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (1.97%) Couchbase
11 6 (1.97%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (1.32%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.66%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 44 (14.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 37 (12.17%) Git (software)
3 23 (7.57%) Visual Studio
4 22 (7.24%) TeamCity
5 19 (6.25%) Subversion
5 19 (6.25%) Jenkins
6 11 (3.62%) NUnit
7 9 (2.96%) JIRA
7 9 (2.96%) Selenium
8 8 (2.63%) MSBuild
9 7 (2.30%) SpecFlow
10 6 (1.97%) Jasmine
11 5 (1.64%) Artifactory
11 5 (1.64%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (1.64%) Bugzilla
11 5 (1.64%) MSTest
12 4 (1.32%) WebDriver
12 4 (1.32%) Calabash
13 3 (0.99%) PostSharp
13 3 (0.99%) QUnit
General
1 15 (4.93%) Finance
2 13 (4.28%) Back Office
3 8 (2.63%) Marketing
4 6 (1.97%) Banking
5 5 (1.64%) Publishing
6 4 (1.32%) Retail
6 4 (1.32%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.32%) Advertising
7 3 (0.99%) Games
8 2 (0.66%) Mandarin Language
8 2 (0.66%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.66%) Electronics
8 2 (0.66%) Japanese Language
8 2 (0.66%) Korean Language
9 1 (0.33%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.33%) Front Office
9 1 (0.33%) Legal
9 1 (0.33%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.33%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 150 (49.34%) Developer
2 63 (20.72%) .NET Developer
3 47 (15.46%) Senior Developer
4 46 (15.13%) C# Developer
5 33 (10.86%) DevOps Engineer
6 32 (10.53%) Architect
7 29 (9.54%) Consultant
8 24 (7.89%) Senior .NET Developer
9 20 (6.58%) C# .NET Developer
10 15 (4.93%) ASP.NET Developer
11 12 (3.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 11 (3.62%) Infrastructure Architect
13 10 (3.29%) Solutions Architect
13 10 (3.29%) BizTalk Developer
13 10 (3.29%) SharePoint Developer
13 10 (3.29%) Agile C# Developer
14 9 (2.96%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 9 (2.96%) Senior C# Developer
15 8 (2.63%) Software Developer
16 7 (2.30%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (49.34%) .NET
2 107 (35.20%) ASP.NET
3 64 (21.05%) ASP.NET MVC
4 59 (19.41%) Web Services
5 56 (18.42%) .NET Framework
6 49 (16.12%) WCF
7 48 (15.79%) HTML
8 40 (13.16%) CSS
9 32 (10.53%) XML
10 30 (9.87%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 28 (9.21%) REST
11 28 (9.21%) jQuery
12 23 (7.57%) KnockoutJS
13 21 (6.91%) HTML5
13 21 (6.91%) RabbitMQ
14 19 (6.25%) NHibernate
15 18 (5.92%) AngularJS
16 17 (5.59%) ASP.NET Web API
17 16 (5.26%) ActiveMQ
17 16 (5.26%) JRules
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.59%) Open Source
2 10 (3.29%) Video on Demand
3 9 (2.96%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (2.30%) Clustering
4 7 (2.30%) Computer Science
5 3 (0.99%) Wiki
5 3 (0.99%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.66%) Digital Media
6 2 (0.66%) DTV
7 1 (0.33%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.33%) Replication
7 1 (0.33%) PKI
7 1 (0.33%) Derivative
7 1 (0.33%) Blog
7 1 (0.33%) FMCG
7 1 (0.33%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.33%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.33%) W3C
7 1 (0.33%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 153 (50.33%) Windows
2 31 (10.20%) Linux
3 20 (6.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (3.95%) Windows Phone 8
5 12 (3.95%) Windows Phone
6 6 (1.97%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (1.97%) Ubuntu
6 6 (1.97%) Android
7 3 (0.99%) Windows XP
7 3 (0.99%) UNIX
7 3 (0.99%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.66%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.33%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (29.93%) MVC
2 86 (28.29%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (23.03%) TDD
4 64 (21.05%) Scrum
5 55 (18.09%) DevOps
6 35 (11.51%) Unit Testing
7 29 (9.54%) Configuration Management
8 27 (8.88%) SOA
9 26 (8.55%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (7.24%) E-Commerce
11 21 (6.91%) Multithreading
11 21 (6.91%) Software Engineering
11 21 (6.91%) BDD
12 19 (6.25%) Workflow
12 19 (6.25%) Migration
13 16 (5.26%) Project Management
13 16 (5.26%) Load Balancing
14 14 (4.61%) MVVM
15 13 (4.28%) Web Development
15 13 (4.28%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 143 (47.04%) C#
2 76 (25.00%) SQL
3 59 (19.41%) JavaScript
4 29 (9.54%) Ruby
5 24 (7.89%) PowerShell
5 24 (7.89%) Java
5 24 (7.89%) Python
6 12 (3.95%) PL/SQL
7 10 (3.29%) T-SQL
8 8 (2.63%) PHP
9 7 (2.30%) Perl
10 6 (1.97%) VB
11 5 (1.64%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.64%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.32%) VB.NET
12 4 (1.32%) C++
13 3 (0.99%) C
13 3 (0.99%) PHP5
14 2 (0.66%) VBScript
14 2 (0.66%) XAML
Qualifications
1 15 (4.93%) Degree
2 3 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (0.99%) MCP
2 3 (0.99%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.66%) PhD
3 2 (0.66%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (0.33%) CCNP
4 1 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.33%) MCSE
4 1 (0.33%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.29%) QA
2 5 (1.64%) SLA
3 4 (1.32%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 26 (8.55%) Active Directory
2 23 (7.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (7.24%) Hyper-V
4 11 (3.62%) vSphere
5 2 (0.66%) Varnish
5 2 (0.66%) vCloud
5 2 (0.66%) XenApp
6 1 (0.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 43 (14.14%) Opscode Chef
2 23 (7.57%) Puppet
3 11 (3.62%) Ansible
4 10 (3.29%) Salt
5 9 (2.96%) Vagrant
6 7 (2.30%) Nagios
7 5 (1.64%) SCCM
8 3 (0.99%) Foglight
9 2 (0.66%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.33%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.33%) Ambari
10 1 (0.33%) WMI
10 1 (0.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 133 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 39 (12.83%) VMware
3 26 (8.55%) Oracle
4 16 (5.26%) HP
5 14 (4.61%) Cisco
6 10 (3.29%) Citrix
6 10 (3.29%) Telerik
6 10 (3.29%) Rackspace
7 7 (2.30%) Google
8 6 (1.97%) Akamai
8 6 (1.97%) JBoss
8 6 (1.97%) New Relic
9 4 (1.32%) Juniper
9 4 (1.32%) Atlassian
10 3 (0.99%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.99%) Open Text
10 3 (0.99%) RedDot
10 3 (0.99%) IBM
10 3 (0.99%) WSO2
Central London / West End
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Kingston upon Thames
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £500 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 24 days ago