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 10 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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 251 349 369
Rank change year-on-year
+98 +20
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 160 68 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.70% 0.29% 0.16%
As % of the Cloud Services category 16.91% 11.74% 8.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 62 32
Average daily rate
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£425 £383 £444
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.03% -13.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £321 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £461 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 - -
Cloud Services Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
946 579 467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.15% 2.43% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 637 461 336
Average daily rate £425 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £175 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £315 £350
% change year-on-year
+26.98% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 1
Average hourly rate £17.25 £17.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.47% -62.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £33.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-48.48% +100.00%
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 10 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 10 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 +30 26 £400 +6.66% 20
Ealing - 1 £415 - 1
Westminster - - - -
Barnet - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 10 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.

1 140 (50.36%) Windows
2 136 (48.92%) C#
3 134 (48.20%) .NET
4 112 (40.29%) Microsoft
5 99 (35.61%) SQL Server
6 98 (35.25%) ASP.NET
7 81 (29.14%) MVC
8 77 (27.70%) Agile Software Development
9 68 (24.46%) SQL
10 67 (24.10%) TDD
11 62 (22.30%) ASP.NET MVC
12 58 (20.86%) Scrum
13 54 (19.42%) DevOps
14 53 (19.06%) JavaScript
15 52 (18.71%) Web Services
16 50 (17.99%) .NET Framework
17 44 (15.83%) WCF
18 42 (15.11%) Opscode Chef
18 42 (15.11%) HTML
19 39 (14.03%) PaaS
20 37 (13.31%) Team Foundation Server
21 36 (12.95%) Amazon AWS
22 35 (12.59%) MS Excel
23 34 (12.23%) CSS
23 34 (12.23%) VMware
23 34 (12.23%) Git (software)
23 34 (12.23%) Unit Testing
24 33 (11.87%) IIS
25 31 (11.15%) XML
25 31 (11.15%) HTTP

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 10 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 33 (11.87%) IIS
2 30 (10.79%) SharePoint
3 19 (6.83%) Node.js
4 15 (5.40%) SharePoint 2013
4 15 (5.40%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (3.60%) MS Exchange
5 10 (3.60%) OpenStack
6 8 (2.88%) Lync
7 7 (2.52%) SharePoint 2010
7 7 (2.52%) Apache
7 7 (2.52%) CMS
8 6 (2.16%) nginx
9 4 (1.44%) GlassFish
9 4 (1.44%) Sitefinity
10 3 (1.08%) NServiceBus
10 3 (1.08%) Apache Solr
10 3 (1.08%) Confluence
10 3 (1.08%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (0.72%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 35 (12.59%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.08%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.08%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.08%) MS Office
2 3 (1.08%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (0.36%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (2.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 39 (14.03%) PaaS
2 36 (12.95%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (9.71%) Office 365
4 18 (6.47%) SaaS
5 13 (4.68%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (4.68%) IaaS
6 11 (3.96%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.08%) Heroku
8 2 (0.72%) Rackspace Cloud
8 2 (0.72%) IBM SmartCloud
9 1 (0.36%) Google Compute Engine
9 1 (0.36%) Gitorious
9 1 (0.36%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 31 (11.15%) HTTP
2 11 (3.96%) Firewall
3 10 (3.60%) SSL
4 9 (3.24%) VPN
4 9 (3.24%) DNS
4 9 (3.24%) VLAN
5 8 (2.88%) SAN
6 6 (2.16%) LAN
6 6 (2.16%) Wireshark
7 5 (1.80%) NAS
7 5 (1.80%) MPLS
7 5 (1.80%) WAN
7 5 (1.80%) SNMP
8 4 (1.44%) Intranet
8 4 (1.44%) VoIP
9 3 (1.08%) PBX
9 3 (1.08%) DHCP
9 3 (1.08%) TCP/IP
9 3 (1.08%) LDAP
9 3 (1.08%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (35.61%) SQL Server
2 26 (9.35%) Azure SQL Database
3 25 (8.99%) NoSQL
4 24 (8.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 21 (7.55%) Hadoop
6 14 (5.04%) MongoDB
7 12 (4.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (3.60%) Big Data
9 9 (3.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (2.52%) Apache Cassandra
10 7 (2.52%) RavenDB
10 7 (2.52%) Relational Database
11 6 (2.16%) Couchbase
11 6 (2.16%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (2.16%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (1.44%) RDBMS
14 3 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
15 2 (0.72%) MySQL
15 2 (0.72%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 37 (13.31%) Team Foundation Server
2 34 (12.23%) Git (software)
3 21 (7.55%) Visual Studio
4 20 (7.19%) TeamCity
5 19 (6.83%) Jenkins
6 16 (5.76%) Subversion
7 10 (3.60%) NUnit
8 8 (2.88%) JIRA
8 8 (2.88%) MSBuild
9 7 (2.52%) Selenium
10 6 (2.16%) SpecFlow
10 6 (2.16%) Jasmine
11 5 (1.80%) Artifactory
11 5 (1.80%) Bugzilla
11 5 (1.80%) MSTest
12 4 (1.44%) Calabash
12 4 (1.44%) Octopus Deploy
13 3 (1.08%) PostSharp
13 3 (1.08%) QUnit
13 3 (1.08%) WinDbg
General
1 14 (5.04%) Finance
2 13 (4.68%) Back Office
3 6 (2.16%) Publishing
4 5 (1.80%) Banking
4 5 (1.80%) Retail
4 5 (1.80%) Advertising
5 4 (1.44%) Games
5 4 (1.44%) Marketing
6 3 (1.08%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.72%) Mandarin Language
7 2 (0.72%) Japanese Language
7 2 (0.72%) Korean Language
8 1 (0.36%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.36%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.36%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.36%) Legal
8 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.36%) Electronics
8 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 134 (48.20%) Developer
2 57 (20.50%) .NET Developer
3 45 (16.19%) C# Developer
4 41 (14.75%) Senior Developer
5 32 (11.51%) DevOps Engineer
6 29 (10.43%) Consultant
7 27 (9.71%) Architect
8 20 (7.19%) C# .NET Developer
9 18 (6.47%) Senior .NET Developer
10 15 (5.40%) ASP.NET Developer
11 10 (3.60%) BizTalk Developer
11 10 (3.60%) Agile C# Developer
12 9 (3.24%) Senior C# Developer
12 9 (3.24%) DevOps Consultant
12 9 (3.24%) Infrastructure Architect
12 9 (3.24%) Solutions Architect
13 8 (2.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 8 (2.88%) Software Engineer
13 8 (2.88%) SharePoint Developer
13 8 (2.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (48.20%) .NET
2 98 (35.25%) ASP.NET
3 62 (22.30%) ASP.NET MVC
4 52 (18.71%) Web Services
5 50 (17.99%) .NET Framework
6 44 (15.83%) WCF
7 42 (15.11%) HTML
8 34 (12.23%) CSS
9 31 (11.15%) XML
10 29 (10.43%) REST
11 27 (9.71%) jQuery
12 25 (8.99%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 22 (7.91%) KnockoutJS
14 21 (7.55%) RabbitMQ
15 19 (6.83%) HTML5
15 19 (6.83%) NHibernate
16 17 (6.12%) AngularJS
17 16 (5.76%) ActiveMQ
17 16 (5.76%) JRules
17 16 (5.76%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.40%) Open Source
2 10 (3.60%) Video on Demand
3 9 (3.24%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (2.16%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.08%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.08%) Clustering
6 2 (0.72%) Digital Media
6 2 (0.72%) Wiki
7 1 (0.36%) FMCG
7 1 (0.36%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.36%) PKI
7 1 (0.36%) Derivative
7 1 (0.36%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.36%) Physics
7 1 (0.36%) W3C
7 1 (0.36%) DTV
7 1 (0.36%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.36%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 140 (50.36%) Windows
2 29 (10.43%) Linux
3 16 (5.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (5.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (4.32%) Windows Phone 8
5 12 (4.32%) Windows Phone
6 6 (2.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (2.16%) Ubuntu
6 6 (2.16%) Android
7 4 (1.44%) UNIX
8 3 (1.08%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.72%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.72%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (29.14%) MVC
2 77 (27.70%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (24.10%) TDD
4 58 (20.86%) Scrum
5 54 (19.42%) DevOps
6 34 (12.23%) Unit Testing
7 29 (10.43%) Configuration Management
8 27 (9.71%) SOA
8 27 (9.71%) Continuous Integration
9 22 (7.91%) E-Commerce
10 21 (7.55%) Multithreading
10 21 (7.55%) Software Engineering
11 19 (6.83%) Workflow
12 18 (6.47%) BDD
13 15 (5.40%) Migration
13 15 (5.40%) Project Management
14 14 (5.04%) MVVM
15 13 (4.68%) OO
16 12 (4.32%) Enterprise Architecture
17 11 (3.96%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 136 (48.92%) C#
2 68 (24.46%) SQL
3 53 (19.06%) JavaScript
4 30 (10.79%) Ruby
5 24 (8.63%) PowerShell
5 24 (8.63%) Python
5 24 (8.63%) Java
6 10 (3.60%) T-SQL
7 7 (2.52%) Perl
7 7 (2.52%) VB
8 6 (2.16%) PL/SQL
9 5 (1.80%) Bash Shell
9 5 (1.80%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.80%) PHP
10 3 (1.08%) C
10 3 (1.08%) C++
10 3 (1.08%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.72%) F#
11 2 (0.72%) XAML
11 2 (0.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (5.04%) Degree
2 3 (1.08%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.08%) MCP
2 3 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.72%) PhD
3 2 (0.72%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (0.36%) MCSE
4 1 (0.36%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.32%) QA
2 5 (1.80%) SLA
3 4 (1.44%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (7.55%) Active Directory
2 20 (7.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (5.76%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.52%) vSphere
5 2 (0.72%) Varnish
5 2 (0.72%) vCloud
6 1 (0.36%) XenApp
6 1 (0.36%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 42 (15.11%) Opscode Chef
2 26 (9.35%) Puppet
3 12 (4.32%) Salt
4 11 (3.96%) Ansible
5 9 (3.24%) Vagrant
6 7 (2.52%) Nagios
7 5 (1.80%) SCCM
8 3 (1.08%) Foglight
9 2 (0.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.36%) Ambari
10 1 (0.36%) WMI
10 1 (0.36%) SCOM
Vendors
1 112 (40.29%) Microsoft
2 34 (12.23%) VMware
3 19 (6.83%) Oracle
4 13 (4.68%) HP
5 11 (3.96%) Cisco
6 10 (3.60%) Telerik
7 9 (3.24%) Rackspace
8 8 (2.88%) Citrix
9 7 (2.52%) Google
10 6 (2.16%) Akamai
10 6 (2.16%) New Relic
11 5 (1.80%) JBoss
12 3 (1.08%) Red Hat
12 3 (1.08%) Open Text
12 3 (1.08%) RedDot
12 3 (1.08%) WSO2
12 3 (1.08%) Atlassian
13 2 (0.72%) EPiServer
13 2 (0.72%) SaltStack
13 2 (0.72%) Twitter
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