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 5 December 2016 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 55 151 244
Rank change year-on-year
+96 +93
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 919 362 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.23% 1.62% 0.85%
As % of the Cloud Services category 29.78% 18.47% 14.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 688 295 165
Median daily rate £488 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £620 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £405 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £12.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+180.00% -64.28%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £37.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-58.66% +44.23%
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
3086 1960 1410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.22% 8.78% 5.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2282 1494 1039
Median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £410 £420
% change year-on-year
+9.75% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 16
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.62 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.77% -25.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.45 £14.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.00 £100.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-41.81% +52.77%

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 5 December 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
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 5 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +80 150 £536 +11.66% 42
Kingston Upon Thames +5 3 £475 +8.57%
Westminster - 3 £380 -
Canary Wharf - 3 £525 -
Hammersmith +8 1 £375 -
Bromley -1 1 £550 +46.66%
Croydon -17 1 £468 -
Chiswick - 1 £477 -
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, 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.

1 723 (42.93%) Amazon AWS
2 642 (38.12%) Microsoft
3 583 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
4 481 (28.56%) DevOps
5 456 (27.08%) .NET
6 437 (25.95%) Windows
7 352 (20.90%) Office 365
8 341 (20.25%) C#
9 302 (17.93%) SQL Server
10 298 (17.70%) Active Directory
11 275 (16.33%) Migration
12 274 (16.27%) TDD
13 271 (16.09%) SQL
14 253 (15.02%) Java
15 238 (14.13%) JavaScript
16 234 (13.90%) Linux
17 224 (13.30%) PowerShell
18 212 (12.59%) Continuous Integration
19 210 (12.47%) ASP.NET
20 209 (12.41%) IaaS
21 208 (12.35%) Git (software)
22 202 (12.00%) Opscode Chef
23 200 (11.88%) VMware
24 198 (11.76%) HTML
25 197 (11.70%) PaaS
26 196 (11.64%) Finance
27 195 (11.58%) Python
28 189 (11.22%) Scrum
28 189 (11.22%) Jenkins
29 188 (11.16%) Windows Server

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
1 156 (9.26%) SharePoint
2 85 (5.05%) Elasticsearch
3 74 (4.39%) IIS
3 74 (4.39%) OpenStack
3 74 (4.39%) Skype for Business
4 67 (3.98%) Confluence
5 49 (2.91%) MS Exchange
6 40 (2.38%) Apache
7 37 (2.20%) Cloud Foundry
8 36 (2.14%) Apache Spark
9 33 (1.96%) Tomcat
10 30 (1.78%) nginx
11 28 (1.66%) BizTalk Server
12 26 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
13 23 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
14 20 (1.19%) SharePoint Server
15 19 (1.13%) Apache Pig
15 19 (1.13%) JBoss
16 14 (0.83%) CMS
17 13 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 157 (9.32%) MS Excel
2 58 (3.44%) MS Office
3 5 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (0.30%) MS Project
3 5 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.24%) InfoPath
4 4 (0.24%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.059%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.059%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 50 (2.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.18%) SAP HCM
5 2 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.12%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.12%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.12%) Workday HCM
6 1 (0.059%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.059%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.059%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.059%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.059%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.059%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 723 (42.93%) Amazon AWS
2 352 (20.90%) Office 365
3 209 (12.41%) IaaS
4 197 (11.70%) PaaS
5 130 (7.72%) Azure Active Directory
6 106 (6.29%) SaaS
7 72 (4.28%) GitHub
8 64 (3.80%) Amazon EC2
9 61 (3.62%) Yammer
10 53 (3.15%) AWS CloudFormation
11 49 (2.91%) Google Cloud Platform
12 43 (2.55%) OneDrive
13 40 (2.38%) OpenShift
14 34 (2.02%) Cloud Computing
15 24 (1.43%) CloudBees
16 22 (1.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 18 (1.07%) TestFlight
18 17 (1.01%) IBM Cloud
19 16 (0.95%) Amazon S3
20 12 (0.71%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 93 (5.52%) Firewall
2 81 (4.81%) DNS
2 81 (4.81%) VPN
3 78 (4.63%) HTTP
4 68 (4.04%) Skype
5 63 (3.74%) TCP/IP
6 48 (2.85%) WAN
7 45 (2.67%) LAN
7 45 (2.67%) SAN
8 41 (2.43%) Network Security
9 35 (2.08%) Internet
9 35 (2.08%) MQTT
10 33 (1.96%) Wireless
11 31 (1.84%) DHCP
12 30 (1.78%) RTSP
13 29 (1.72%) SSL
14 24 (1.43%) LDAP
15 18 (1.07%) MPLS
16 17 (1.01%) Kerberos
17 15 (0.89%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 302 (17.93%) SQL Server
2 99 (5.88%) NoSQL
3 94 (5.58%) Hadoop
3 94 (5.58%) MongoDB
4 78 (4.63%) Big Data
5 71 (4.22%) MySQL
6 66 (3.92%) Azure SQL Database
7 61 (3.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 54 (3.21%) Data Warehouse
9 52 (3.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 49 (2.91%) Power BI
10 49 (2.91%) SQL Server 2012
11 46 (2.73%) PostgreSQL
12 44 (2.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 34 (2.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 27 (1.60%) Amazon RDS
14 27 (1.60%) CouchDB
15 26 (1.54%) Apache Hive
15 26 (1.54%) Data Lake
15 26 (1.54%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 208 (12.35%) Git (software)
2 189 (11.22%) Jenkins
3 95 (5.64%) JIRA
4 83 (4.93%) TeamCity
5 78 (4.63%) Octopus Deploy
6 76 (4.51%) Team Foundation Server
7 38 (2.26%) Subversion
7 38 (2.26%) Visual Studio
8 37 (2.20%) Selenium
8 37 (2.20%) SonarQube
9 33 (1.96%) Vagrant
10 23 (1.37%) Cucumber
10 23 (1.37%) JUnit
11 22 (1.31%) Artifactory
11 22 (1.31%) MSTest
11 22 (1.31%) Sonatype Nexus
12 21 (1.25%) NUnit
13 20 (1.19%) SpecFlow
14 18 (1.07%) Visual Studio Team System
15 17 (1.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 196 (11.64%) Finance
2 113 (6.71%) Retail
3 75 (4.45%) Banking
4 46 (2.73%) Advertising
5 28 (1.66%) Marketing
6 26 (1.54%) Legal
7 24 (1.43%) Telecoms
8 18 (1.07%) Financial Institution
8 18 (1.07%) Publishing
9 10 (0.59%) Law
10 9 (0.53%) Back Office
10 9 (0.53%) Games
10 9 (0.53%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.48%) Electronics
11 8 (0.48%) Investment Banking
11 8 (0.48%) Retail Banking
12 5 (0.30%) Front Office
13 2 (0.12%) Automotive
13 2 (0.12%) Billing
13 2 (0.12%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 417 (24.76%) Architect
2 366 (21.73%) Developer
3 181 (10.75%) DevOps Engineer
4 164 (9.74%) Consultant
5 142 (8.43%) Cloud Architect
6 140 (8.31%) Azure Architect
7 135 (8.02%) .NET Developer
8 113 (6.71%) Azure Engineer
9 108 (6.41%) Solutions Architect
10 102 (6.06%) C# Developer
11 85 (5.05%) Senior Developer
12 83 (4.93%) Azure Consultant
12 83 (4.93%) Cloud Engineer
13 82 (4.87%) C# .NET Developer
14 77 (4.57%) Azure Developer
15 74 (4.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 70 (4.16%) Azure DevOps
17 66 (3.92%) Java Developer
18 62 (3.68%) AWS Architect
19 57 (3.38%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 456 (27.08%) .NET
2 210 (12.47%) ASP.NET
3 198 (11.76%) HTML
4 166 (9.86%) Web Services
5 165 (9.80%) CSS
6 137 (8.14%) AngularJS
7 116 (6.89%) REST
8 108 (6.41%) JSON
9 107 (6.35%) ASP.NET Web API
10 102 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC
11 91 (5.40%) Node.js
12 83 (4.93%) SOAP
13 78 (4.63%) jQuery
14 77 (4.57%) HTML5
15 72 (4.28%) RESTful
16 63 (3.74%) XML
17 62 (3.68%) React
18 61 (3.62%) .NET Framework
19 59 (3.50%) Kafka
20 51 (3.03%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 137 (8.14%) Public Cloud
2 108 (6.41%) Data Centre
3 94 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
4 62 (3.68%) Mobile App
5 55 (3.27%) Private Cloud
6 48 (2.85%) Hybrid Cloud
7 47 (2.79%) User Experience
8 30 (1.78%) Video on Demand
9 29 (1.72%) Visualisation
10 28 (1.66%) Computer Science
11 22 (1.31%) Management Information System
12 21 (1.25%) Replication
13 19 (1.13%) PKI
14 18 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
15 17 (1.01%) Algorithms
15 17 (1.01%) Digital Media
16 15 (0.89%) Clustering
17 14 (0.83%) Enterprise Cloud
17 14 (0.83%) Streaming Video
18 13 (0.77%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 437 (25.95%) Windows
2 234 (13.90%) Linux
3 188 (11.16%) Windows Server
4 87 (5.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 65 (3.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 50 (2.97%) Apple iOS
7 46 (2.73%) Unix
8 42 (2.49%) Windows 10
9 38 (2.26%) Android
10 32 (1.90%) CentOS
11 29 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 16 (0.95%) Windows 7
13 15 (0.89%) Windows 8
14 14 (0.83%) VMS
15 13 (0.77%) Ubuntu
16 12 (0.71%) SUSE
17 11 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
18 6 (0.36%) Windows XP
19 5 (0.30%) Mac OS X
20 4 (0.24%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 583 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
2 481 (28.56%) DevOps
3 275 (16.33%) Migration
4 274 (16.27%) TDD
5 212 (12.59%) Continuous Integration
6 189 (11.22%) Scrum
7 182 (10.81%) MVC
8 178 (10.57%) Microservices
9 168 (9.98%) BDD
10 147 (8.73%) E-Commerce
11 142 (8.43%) Business Intelligence
11 142 (8.43%) High Availability
12 119 (7.07%) Open Source
13 99 (5.88%) Configuration Management
14 82 (4.87%) CRM
15 79 (4.69%) Continuous Delivery
16 76 (4.51%) TOGAF
17 70 (4.16%) ITIL
18 67 (3.98%) Stakeholder Management
19 65 (3.86%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 341 (20.25%) C#
2 271 (16.09%) SQL
3 253 (15.02%) Java
4 238 (14.13%) JavaScript
5 224 (13.30%) PowerShell
6 195 (11.58%) Python
7 100 (5.94%) Ruby
8 69 (4.10%) T-SQL
9 57 (3.38%) Perl
10 56 (3.33%) Bash Shell
11 53 (3.15%) C
12 51 (3.03%) Scala
13 40 (2.38%) PHP
14 27 (1.60%) Go
15 26 (1.54%) R
15 26 (1.54%) TypeScript
16 25 (1.48%) Shell Script
17 23 (1.37%) Apple Swift
18 21 (1.25%) Objective-C
19 18 (1.07%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 126 (7.48%) Security Cleared
2 106 (6.29%) SC Cleared
3 53 (3.15%) Degree
4 49 (2.91%) Microsoft Certification
5 38 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (1.48%) MCSE
7 23 (1.37%) CCNA
8 19 (1.13%) CCNP
9 17 (1.01%) CISSP
10 15 (0.89%) PMI Certification
11 14 (0.83%) PMP
12 13 (0.77%) AWS Certification
12 13 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
12 13 (0.77%) MCITP
12 13 (0.77%) MCSD
13 12 (0.71%) MCP
14 11 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
14 11 (0.65%) MCTS
15 10 (0.59%) MCSA
15 10 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (3.09%) QA
2 17 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
3 14 (0.83%) GCP
4 11 (0.65%) SLA
5 9 (0.53%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.30%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.24%) COBIT
7 4 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
7 4 (0.24%) EMIR
7 4 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.24%) MiFID
8 2 (0.12%) FedRAMP
8 2 (0.12%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.059%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.059%) SDET
System Software
1 298 (17.70%) Active Directory
2 163 (9.68%) Docker
3 120 (7.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 69 (4.10%) Hyper-V
5 53 (3.15%) vCloud
6 44 (2.61%) Virtual Machines
7 21 (1.25%) XenApp
8 18 (1.07%) vSphere
9 15 (0.89%) KVM
9 15 (0.89%) VMware ESX
10 11 (0.65%) Apache Flume
11 10 (0.59%) XenDesktop
12 8 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
13 6 (0.36%) Xen
14 5 (0.30%) DFS Replication
14 5 (0.30%) ISA Server
15 4 (0.24%) HDFS
15 4 (0.24%) Squid
15 4 (0.24%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 202 (12.00%) Opscode Chef
2 180 (10.69%) Puppet
3 150 (8.91%) Ansible
4 48 (2.85%) SCOM
5 45 (2.67%) SCCM
6 44 (2.61%) Kibana
7 43 (2.55%) logstash
8 38 (2.26%) Terraform
9 26 (1.54%) Salt
10 23 (1.37%) Kubernetes
11 21 (1.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 16 (0.95%) Microsoft Intune
12 16 (0.95%) ZABBIX
13 13 (0.77%) Microsoft Clustering
14 12 (0.71%) Grafana
15 11 (0.65%) Nagios
16 10 (0.59%) HAProxy
17 9 (0.53%) Ambari
18 8 (0.48%) CA Single Sign-On
19 7 (0.42%) WSUS
Vendors
1 642 (38.12%) Microsoft
2 200 (11.88%) VMware
3 94 (5.58%) Google
4 82 (4.87%) Oracle
5 66 (3.92%) Cisco
6 49 (2.91%) Citrix
7 48 (2.85%) SAP
8 39 (2.32%) Red Hat
9 38 (2.26%) IBM
9 38 (2.26%) Salesforce.com
10 36 (2.14%) Splunk
11 34 (2.02%) HP
12 31 (1.84%) Tableau
13 28 (1.66%) Rackspace
14 27 (1.60%) Atlassian
15 23 (1.37%) Hortonworks
16 21 (1.25%) Infor
17 20 (1.19%) CheckPoint
17 20 (1.19%) F5
18 19 (1.13%) SaltStack
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