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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 235 353 366
Rank change year-on-year
+118 +13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 195 66 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.82% 0.26% 0.12%
As % of the Cloud Services category 19.27% 10.30% 7.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 56 17
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£425 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £344 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £550 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+26.82% -31.66%
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
1012 641 357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.23% 2.57% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 728 458 237
Average daily rate £450 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £319 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £573 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £418 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 4
Average hourly rate £27.50 £14.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+89.65% +7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £71.45 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.11 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.18% -42.95%

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 21 November 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the London region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

Microsoft Azure Hourly 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 21 November 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +23 37 £350 - 22
Hammersmith - 1 - -
Mayfair - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Barnet - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 201 (51.02%) Microsoft
2 171 (43.40%) .NET
3 162 (41.12%) Agile Software Development
4 152 (38.58%) Windows
5 120 (30.46%) MVC
6 115 (29.19%) SQL Server
7 107 (27.16%) C#
8 106 (26.90%) SQL
9 94 (23.86%) Scrum
10 89 (22.59%) ASP.NET
11 68 (17.26%) VMware
12 67 (17.01%) TDD
13 65 (16.50%) SharePoint
14 63 (15.99%) Web Services
14 63 (15.99%) PaaS
15 60 (15.23%) HTML
16 59 (14.97%) DevOps
17 58 (14.72%) CSS
17 58 (14.72%) Active Directory
18 57 (14.47%) WCF
19 54 (13.71%) SQL Server 2008
19 54 (13.71%) Amazon AWS
19 54 (13.71%) Oracle
20 52 (13.20%) ASP.NET MVC
20 52 (13.20%) Office 365
21 51 (12.94%) Team Foundation Server
22 50 (12.69%) Java
22 50 (12.69%) JavaScript
22 50 (12.69%) Linux
23 49 (12.44%) Hyper-V

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 65 (16.50%) SharePoint
2 37 (9.39%) IIS
3 34 (8.63%) Node.js
4 27 (6.85%) Lync
5 26 (6.60%) OpenStack
5 26 (6.60%) MS Exchange
6 23 (5.84%) SharePoint 2013
7 16 (4.06%) Office Communications Server
8 14 (3.55%) Elasticsearch
9 12 (3.05%) SharePoint 2010
9 12 (3.05%) BizTalk Server
10 11 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2010
11 10 (2.54%) Apache
12 9 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2007
12 9 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2013
13 8 (2.03%) Apache Solr
13 8 (2.03%) CMS
14 7 (1.78%) Sitecore CMS
14 7 (1.78%) nginx
14 7 (1.78%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 48 (12.18%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.54%) MS Office
3 6 (1.52%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.02%) Photoshop
4 4 (1.02%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 4 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.51%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.25%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 63 (15.99%) PaaS
2 54 (13.71%) Amazon AWS
3 52 (13.20%) Office 365
4 23 (5.84%) Amazon EC2
5 18 (4.57%) IaaS
6 6 (1.52%) SaaS
7 3 (0.76%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (0.76%) Heroku
8 2 (0.51%) Rackspace Cloud
8 2 (0.51%) IBM SmartCloud
8 2 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.25%) Google Compute Engine
9 1 (0.25%) Gitorious
9 1 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 33 (8.38%) Firewall
2 26 (6.60%) VLAN
2 26 (6.60%) VPN
3 25 (6.35%) DNS
4 22 (5.58%) HTTP
4 22 (5.58%) SAN
5 20 (5.08%) TCP/IP
6 17 (4.31%) NAS
7 14 (3.55%) SSL
8 13 (3.30%) WAN
9 12 (3.05%) LDAP
9 12 (3.05%) Reverse Proxy
10 11 (2.79%) MPLS
10 11 (2.79%) SNMP
11 10 (2.54%) LAN
12 8 (2.03%) PBX
12 8 (2.03%) VPLS
13 6 (1.52%) VoIP
13 6 (1.52%) DHCP
14 4 (1.02%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (29.19%) SQL Server
2 54 (13.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 46 (11.68%) Azure SQL Database
4 26 (6.60%) NoSQL
5 19 (4.82%) MySQL
6 15 (3.81%) Hadoop
7 14 (3.55%) Big Data
8 11 (2.79%) MongoDB
9 8 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (2.03%) RavenDB
10 6 (1.52%) MarkLogic
11 5 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
13 3 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (0.76%) CouchDB
13 3 (0.76%) Apache Hive
14 2 (0.51%) SQLite
14 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 51 (12.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 29 (7.36%) Visual Studio
3 19 (4.82%) Git (software)
3 19 (4.82%) Jenkins
4 16 (4.06%) JIRA
5 13 (3.30%) Subversion
6 11 (2.79%) TeamCity
7 9 (2.28%) Selenium
8 8 (2.03%) NUnit
9 6 (1.52%) SpecFlow
9 6 (1.52%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (1.27%) MSTest
11 4 (1.02%) Oracle Forms
12 3 (0.76%) Hudson
12 3 (0.76%) MSBuild
13 2 (0.51%) WebDriver
14 1 (0.25%) Moq
14 1 (0.25%) Axure RP
14 1 (0.25%) Fiddler
14 1 (0.25%) JMeter
General
1 23 (5.84%) Finance
2 10 (2.54%) Marketing
2 10 (2.54%) Banking
3 9 (2.28%) Retail
4 5 (1.27%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.02%) Games
5 4 (1.02%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.76%) Publishing
7 2 (0.51%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.51%) Advertising
7 2 (0.51%) Electronics
7 2 (0.51%) Japanese Language
7 2 (0.51%) Korean Language
7 2 (0.51%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.25%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.25%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.25%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.25%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 159 (40.36%) Developer
2 67 (17.01%) Architect
2 67 (17.01%) .NET Developer
3 44 (11.17%) Consultant
4 37 (9.39%) Senior Developer
5 32 (8.12%) Senior .NET Developer
6 26 (6.60%) C# Developer
7 24 (6.09%) DevOps Engineer
8 23 (5.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 22 (5.58%) Solutions Architect
10 15 (3.81%) Senior Consultant
11 14 (3.55%) DevOps Consultant
12 13 (3.30%) Infrastructure Architect
12 13 (3.30%) ASP.NET Developer
12 13 (3.30%) Lead Architect
13 12 (3.05%) Technical Architect
13 12 (3.05%) Software Developer
14 10 (2.54%) SharePoint Developer
14 10 (2.54%) Microsoft Consultant
14 10 (2.54%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 171 (43.40%) .NET
2 89 (22.59%) ASP.NET
3 63 (15.99%) Web Services
4 60 (15.23%) HTML
5 58 (14.72%) CSS
6 57 (14.47%) WCF
7 52 (13.20%) ASP.NET MVC
8 49 (12.44%) .NET Framework
9 43 (10.91%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 41 (10.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 33 (8.38%) jQuery
12 30 (7.61%) HTML5
13 26 (6.60%) ASP.NET Web API
13 26 (6.60%) XML
14 24 (6.09%) REST
15 23 (5.84%) RESTful
15 23 (5.84%) AngularJS
16 17 (4.31%) KnockoutJS
16 17 (4.31%) CSS3
17 15 (3.81%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.33%) Computer Science
2 19 (4.82%) User Experience
3 16 (4.06%) Enterprise Software
4 13 (3.30%) Clustering
5 11 (2.79%) Open Source
5 11 (2.79%) Data Structures
6 9 (2.28%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (1.78%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.27%) Derivative
8 5 (1.27%) Wiki
9 4 (1.02%) Replication
10 2 (0.51%) Grid Computing
10 2 (0.51%) DTV
10 2 (0.51%) Xbox
11 1 (0.25%) Internet of Things
11 1 (0.25%) Equity Derivative
11 1 (0.25%) Statistics
11 1 (0.25%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.25%) BBC
11 1 (0.25%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 152 (38.58%) Windows
2 50 (12.69%) Linux
3 37 (9.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 36 (9.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (2.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (2.79%) Apple iOS
5 11 (2.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (1.78%) Ubuntu
6 7 (1.78%) UNIX
7 5 (1.27%) Android
8 2 (0.51%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.51%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.25%) Debian
9 1 (0.25%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.25%) VMS
9 1 (0.25%) CentOS
9 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (41.12%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (30.46%) MVC
3 94 (23.86%) Scrum
4 67 (17.01%) TDD
5 59 (14.97%) DevOps
6 33 (8.38%) Load Balancing
7 32 (8.12%) Continuous Integration
8 31 (7.87%) Configuration Management
9 30 (7.61%) BDD
10 28 (7.11%) E-Commerce
10 28 (7.11%) Migration
11 23 (5.84%) SOA
12 18 (4.57%) Mentoring
13 16 (4.06%) CQRS
14 14 (3.55%) Analytics
14 14 (3.55%) Multithreading
15 13 (3.30%) Enterprise Architecture
16 12 (3.05%) Data Modelling
17 11 (2.79%) Change Management
17 11 (2.79%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 107 (27.16%) C#
2 106 (26.90%) SQL
3 50 (12.69%) Java
3 50 (12.69%) JavaScript
4 36 (9.14%) PL/SQL
5 33 (8.38%) PowerShell
6 25 (6.35%) Python
7 24 (6.09%) Ruby
8 14 (3.55%) C++
9 12 (3.05%) PHP
10 9 (2.28%) PHP5
11 6 (1.52%) T-SQL
12 5 (1.27%) Perl
12 5 (1.27%) Bash Shell
13 4 (1.02%) VBScript
13 4 (1.02%) C
14 2 (0.51%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.51%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.25%) XAML
15 1 (0.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (5.08%) Degree
2 7 (1.78%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (0.76%) MCP
4 3 (0.76%) MCSE
4 3 (0.76%) CCNP
4 3 (0.76%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (0.51%) PhD
6 1 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.25%) CCNA
6 1 (0.25%) MCSA
6 1 (0.25%) MCTS
6 1 (0.25%) MCITP
6 1 (0.25%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.25%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.03%) SLA
2 6 (1.52%) QA
3 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 58 (14.72%) Active Directory
2 49 (12.44%) Hyper-V
3 39 (9.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (5.58%) vSphere
5 10 (2.54%) XenApp
6 8 (2.03%) Platform Symphony
7 4 (1.02%) UAG
8 2 (0.51%) HDFS
8 2 (0.51%) XenServer
8 2 (0.51%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.51%) Xen
9 1 (0.25%) Samba
9 1 (0.25%) KVM
9 1 (0.25%) Docker
9 1 (0.25%) Varnish
9 1 (0.25%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 39 (9.90%) Opscode Chef
2 37 (9.39%) Puppet
3 23 (5.84%) Vagrant
4 17 (4.31%) Ansible
5 16 (4.06%) Nagios
6 15 (3.81%) Salt
7 12 (3.05%) SCCM
8 9 (2.28%) SCOM
9 8 (2.03%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 3 (0.76%) Oozie
10 3 (0.76%) Hadoop YARN
11 2 (0.51%) FortiGate
11 2 (0.51%) SCSM
11 2 (0.51%) SCOrch
11 2 (0.51%) SolarWinds Orion
12 1 (0.25%) MOM
12 1 (0.25%) Foglight
12 1 (0.25%) WMI
12 1 (0.25%) SCVMM
12 1 (0.25%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 201 (51.02%) Microsoft
2 68 (17.26%) VMware
3 54 (13.71%) Oracle
4 20 (5.08%) Cisco
4 20 (5.08%) HP
5 15 (3.81%) Citrix
6 14 (3.55%) New Relic
7 10 (2.54%) Juniper
7 10 (2.54%) Red Hat
8 9 (2.28%) F5
8 9 (2.28%) Sybase
8 9 (2.28%) Rackspace
9 8 (2.03%) Sitecore
10 7 (1.78%) DataSynapse
11 6 (1.52%) Google
12 4 (1.02%) Atlassian
12 4 (1.02%) Apple
12 4 (1.02%) Riverbed
12 4 (1.02%) IBM
12 4 (1.02%) NetApp
City of London
Harrington Boyd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harrington Boyd
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Talent International
Rate: £375 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £430 - £480 Per Day Ltd Co basis
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Harris Global
Rate: From £400 to £430 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £400 - £500 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Ealing
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago