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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 214 325 318
Rank change year-on-year
+111 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 199 68 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.94% 0.32% 0.23%
As % of the Cloud Services category 21.26% 11.81% 9.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 54 31
Average daily rate
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£455 £438 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £266 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £406 £400
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £31.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 - -
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
936 576 458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.43% 2.67% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 646 404 333
Average daily rate £450 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £394
% change year-on-year
- +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 2
Average hourly rate £23.00 £18.50 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.32% -61.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.23 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+30.62% -9.34%

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 30 January 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure within the London region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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 +36 42 £450 +28.57% 28
Hammersmith - 2 £380 -
Croydon - 1 £325 -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Wimbledon - - - - 1
Mayfair - - - -
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 170 (44.27%) Microsoft
2 142 (36.98%) .NET
3 141 (36.72%) Windows
3 141 (36.72%) Agile Software Development
4 117 (30.47%) SQL Server
5 98 (25.52%) MVC
5 98 (25.52%) Scrum
6 86 (22.40%) C#
7 79 (20.57%) SQL
8 77 (20.05%) TDD
9 72 (18.75%) Active Directory
10 68 (17.71%) DevOps
11 65 (16.93%) Web Services
12 62 (16.15%) ASP.NET
13 61 (15.89%) SharePoint
14 60 (15.63%) VMware
15 59 (15.36%) PowerShell
15 59 (15.36%) Office 365
16 58 (15.10%) Amazon AWS
17 57 (14.84%) Linux
18 51 (13.28%) Opscode Chef
19 48 (12.50%) WCF
20 47 (12.24%) .NET Framework
20 47 (12.24%) Hyper-V
20 47 (12.24%) BDD
20 47 (12.24%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
20 47 (12.24%) HTML
20 47 (12.24%) Java
21 46 (11.98%) CSS
22 44 (11.46%) Team Foundation Server

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (15.89%) SharePoint
2 43 (11.20%) IIS
3 33 (8.59%) Node.js
4 31 (8.07%) Lync
5 27 (7.03%) OpenStack
6 25 (6.51%) MS Exchange
7 20 (5.21%) Office Communications Server
8 19 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2010
8 19 (4.95%) SharePoint 2013
9 18 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2013
10 17 (4.43%) Exchange Server 2007
11 16 (4.17%) Sitecore CMS
11 16 (4.17%) CMS
12 15 (3.91%) Elasticsearch
13 12 (3.13%) Umbraco
14 10 (2.60%) Apache
15 8 (2.08%) Kentico
15 8 (2.08%) SharePoint 2010
15 8 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
15 8 (2.08%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 31 (8.07%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.86%) MS Office
3 7 (1.82%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.30%) Photoshop
4 5 (1.30%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (0.52%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.26%) MS Project
6 1 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.78%) Google Analytics
1 3 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.52%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 59 (15.36%) Office 365
2 58 (15.10%) Amazon AWS
3 41 (10.68%) PaaS
4 23 (5.99%) IaaS
5 19 (4.95%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (1.82%) SaaS
7 5 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.04%) Heroku
8 4 (1.04%) GitHub
9 3 (0.78%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.78%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.52%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.26%) IBM SmartCloud
11 1 (0.26%) SoftLayer
11 1 (0.26%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 36 (9.38%) DNS
2 32 (8.33%) Firewall
3 27 (7.03%) VLAN
4 26 (6.77%) VPN
4 26 (6.77%) SAN
5 23 (5.99%) TCP/IP
6 22 (5.73%) LDAP
7 18 (4.69%) NAS
8 13 (3.39%) WAN
9 12 (3.13%) Reverse Proxy
10 11 (2.86%) MPLS
11 10 (2.60%) LAN
11 10 (2.60%) HTTP
11 10 (2.60%) SSL
12 9 (2.34%) VPLS
13 8 (2.08%) PBX
14 5 (1.30%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 5 (1.30%) SNMP
14 5 (1.30%) VoIP
14 5 (1.30%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (30.47%) SQL Server
2 37 (9.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 29 (7.55%) Azure SQL Database
4 25 (6.51%) NoSQL
5 16 (4.17%) Big Data
6 15 (3.91%) MySQL
7 14 (3.65%) MongoDB
8 10 (2.60%) Hadoop
9 8 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (1.56%) MarkLogic
12 5 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (1.30%) RavenDB
13 4 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 4 (1.04%) Oracle Database
14 3 (0.78%) RethinkDB
14 3 (0.78%) OLAP
14 3 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 3 (0.78%) SQLite
14 3 (0.78%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 44 (11.46%) Team Foundation Server
2 31 (8.07%) Jenkins
3 16 (4.17%) Visual Studio
4 14 (3.65%) JIRA
5 11 (2.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 10 (2.60%) TeamCity
7 8 (2.08%) Git (software)
8 7 (1.82%) NUnit
8 7 (1.82%) Selenium
8 7 (1.82%) MSTest
9 6 (1.56%) Moq
9 6 (1.56%) Subversion
10 4 (1.04%) Rhino Mocks
10 4 (1.04%) Psake
11 3 (0.78%) Oracle Forms
11 3 (0.78%) Xcode
11 3 (0.78%) SpecFlow
11 3 (0.78%) Hudson
12 2 (0.52%) Axure RP
12 2 (0.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 29 (7.55%) Finance
2 15 (3.91%) Retail
3 11 (2.86%) Banking
4 4 (1.04%) Marketing
4 4 (1.04%) Investment Banking
5 3 (0.78%) Games
5 3 (0.78%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.52%) Electronics
6 2 (0.52%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.52%) Advertising
6 2 (0.52%) Publishing
7 1 (0.26%) Front Office
7 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.26%) Legal
7 1 (0.26%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 127 (33.07%) Developer
2 76 (19.79%) Architect
3 59 (15.36%) .NET Developer
4 37 (9.64%) Consultant
5 32 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
5 32 (8.33%) Senior Developer
6 30 (7.81%) DevOps Engineer
7 24 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 23 (5.99%) Senior .NET Developer
9 16 (4.17%) Senior Consultant
10 14 (3.65%) DevOps Consultant
10 14 (3.65%) Software Developer
10 14 (3.65%) Technical Architect
11 12 (3.13%) Cloud Engineer
12 11 (2.86%) C# Developer
12 11 (2.86%) ASP.NET Developer
12 11 (2.86%) Cloud Architect
13 10 (2.60%) Administrator
14 9 (2.34%) Analyst
14 9 (2.34%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (36.98%) .NET
2 65 (16.93%) Web Services
3 62 (16.15%) ASP.NET
4 48 (12.50%) WCF
5 47 (12.24%) .NET Framework
5 47 (12.24%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 47 (12.24%) HTML
6 46 (11.98%) CSS
7 43 (11.20%) ASP.NET MVC
8 41 (10.68%) jQuery
9 32 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
10 30 (7.81%) RESTful
11 29 (7.55%) HTML5
12 28 (7.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 27 (7.03%) AngularJS
14 24 (6.25%) LINQ
15 21 (5.47%) REST
16 19 (4.95%) Razor View Engine
17 18 (4.69%) XML
18 16 (4.17%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.21%) User Experience
1 20 (5.21%) Clustering
2 17 (4.43%) Computer Science
3 13 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (2.86%) Data Structures
5 10 (2.60%) Mobile App
6 6 (1.56%) PKI
6 6 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (1.30%) Replication
7 5 (1.30%) Open Source
8 4 (1.04%) Derivative
9 2 (0.52%) Wiki
9 2 (0.52%) iPhone
9 2 (0.52%) Grid Computing
9 2 (0.52%) DTV
10 1 (0.26%) Mobile Computing
10 1 (0.26%) Xbox
10 1 (0.26%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.26%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.26%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 141 (36.72%) Windows
2 57 (14.84%) Linux
3 38 (9.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 38 (9.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (3.91%) Apple iOS
5 12 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (2.34%) Android
8 6 (1.56%) UNIX
9 5 (1.30%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.52%) Windows CE
10 2 (0.52%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.26%) VMS
11 1 (0.26%) Debian
11 1 (0.26%) CentOS
11 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (36.72%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (25.52%) MVC
2 98 (25.52%) Scrum
3 77 (20.05%) TDD
4 68 (17.71%) DevOps
5 47 (12.24%) BDD
6 43 (11.20%) E-Commerce
7 37 (9.64%) Continuous Integration
8 25 (6.51%) Mentoring
9 22 (5.73%) Configuration Management
9 22 (5.73%) Migration
10 21 (5.47%) SOA
10 21 (5.47%) Load Balancing
11 20 (5.21%) Analytics
12 17 (4.43%) Pair Programming
13 13 (3.39%) Data Modelling
13 13 (3.39%) Change Management
14 12 (3.13%) iOS Development
14 12 (3.13%) OO
15 11 (2.86%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 86 (22.40%) C#
2 79 (20.57%) SQL
3 59 (15.36%) PowerShell
4 47 (12.24%) Java
5 41 (10.68%) JavaScript
6 39 (10.16%) Python
7 36 (9.38%) Ruby
8 23 (5.99%) PL/SQL
9 11 (2.86%) C++
10 10 (2.60%) PHP
11 7 (1.82%) Objective-C
11 7 (1.82%) Bash Shell
12 6 (1.56%) PHP5
12 6 (1.56%) T-SQL
13 4 (1.04%) Perl
14 3 (0.78%) Golang
14 3 (0.78%) VBScript
14 3 (0.78%) VB
14 3 (0.78%) Haskell
14 3 (0.78%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 19 (4.95%) Degree
2 13 (3.39%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.56%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.04%) MCSE
6 3 (0.78%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.52%) MCITP
7 2 (0.52%) MCTS
7 2 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.52%) CCNP
7 2 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.26%) CCNA
8 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.26%) MCP
8 1 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.26%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.04%) QA
1 4 (1.04%) SLA
2 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 72 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 47 (12.24%) Hyper-V
3 34 (8.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (7.81%) vSphere
5 13 (3.39%) XenApp
6 8 (2.08%) Platform Symphony
7 5 (1.30%) UAG
7 5 (1.30%) vCloud
8 2 (0.52%) XenServer
8 2 (0.52%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.52%) Xen
8 2 (0.52%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.52%) HDFS
8 2 (0.52%) Docker
9 1 (0.26%) KVM
9 1 (0.26%) Samba
9 1 (0.26%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 51 (13.28%) Opscode Chef
2 42 (10.94%) Puppet
3 24 (6.25%) Vagrant
4 21 (5.47%) Ansible
5 17 (4.43%) Nagios
6 16 (4.17%) Salt
7 14 (3.65%) SCCM
8 13 (3.39%) SCOM
9 8 (2.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 3 (0.78%) Oozie
10 3 (0.78%) Hadoop YARN
10 3 (0.78%) SolarWinds Orion
11 2 (0.52%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.52%) HAProxy
11 2 (0.52%) SCOrch
11 2 (0.52%) SCSM
12 1 (0.26%) FortiGate
12 1 (0.26%) logstash
12 1 (0.26%) MOM
12 1 (0.26%) Foglight
Vendors
1 170 (44.27%) Microsoft
2 60 (15.63%) VMware
3 42 (10.94%) Oracle
4 19 (4.95%) Sitecore
5 18 (4.69%) Cisco
6 17 (4.43%) New Relic
7 16 (4.17%) HP
7 16 (4.17%) Citrix
8 13 (3.39%) F5
9 12 (3.13%) Google
10 11 (2.86%) Red Hat
10 11 (2.86%) Rackspace
11 10 (2.60%) Juniper
12 9 (2.34%) Sybase
13 8 (2.08%) EPiServer
14 7 (1.82%) IBM
14 7 (1.82%) DataSynapse
14 7 (1.82%) Riverbed
15 6 (1.56%) Apple
16 4 (1.04%) SolarWinds
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