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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 74 198 286
Rank change year-on-year
+124 +88
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 671 262 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.10% 1.18% 0.60%
As % of the Cloud Services category 27.77% 16.90% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 170 99
Median daily rate £467 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £375 £378
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 0
Median hourly rate £43.63 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.64% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +9.37%
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
2416 1550 1150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.16% 6.95% 5.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1767 1040 813
Median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 27 13
Median hourly rate £26.00 £35.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £17.50 £16.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £40.00 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +85.18%

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 31 May 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
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 31 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure within the London region over the 3 months to 31 May 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 +73 98 £456 +14.06% 26
Croydon - 10 £350 - 3
Westminster - 6 £440 -
Harrow - 3 £500 -
Canary Wharf +6 2 £513 -
Enfield +5 1 - -
Hammersmith +3 1 - -
Wimbledon - 1 - -
Bromley - 1 £450 -
Hayes - 1 £475 -
Hounslow - 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £450 - 1
Uxbridge - 1 - - 1
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 May 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.

1 450 (40.87%) Amazon AWS
2 422 (38.33%) Microsoft
3 345 (31.34%) Agile Software Development
4 316 (28.70%) .NET
5 311 (28.25%) Windows
6 253 (22.98%) DevOps
7 247 (22.43%) C#
8 229 (20.80%) SQL Server
9 215 (19.53%) Active Directory
10 208 (18.89%) SQL
11 201 (18.26%) Office 365
12 196 (17.80%) Linux
13 192 (17.44%) Migration
14 185 (16.80%) Java
15 174 (15.80%) TDD
16 172 (15.62%) PowerShell
17 162 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
18 157 (14.26%) Opscode Chef
19 156 (14.17%) Puppet
20 149 (13.53%) JavaScript
21 144 (13.08%) ASP.NET
22 143 (12.99%) Finance
23 139 (12.62%) VMware
24 137 (12.44%) PaaS
25 134 (12.17%) Docker
26 132 (11.99%) IaaS
26 132 (11.99%) MVC
27 130 (11.81%) SharePoint
28 129 (11.72%) Ansible
29 126 (11.44%) Python

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
1 130 (11.81%) SharePoint
2 94 (8.54%) OpenStack
3 47 (4.27%) IIS
4 45 (4.09%) Node.js
5 43 (3.91%) Skype for Business
6 42 (3.81%) MS Exchange
7 28 (2.54%) Elasticsearch
8 27 (2.45%) Confluence
9 22 (2.00%) Apache
9 22 (2.00%) Cloud Foundry
9 22 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
10 21 (1.91%) CMS
11 20 (1.82%) Apache Spark
12 19 (1.73%) Tomcat
13 15 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2013
14 14 (1.27%) nginx
15 10 (0.91%) Apache Pig
15 10 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
15 10 (0.91%) JBoss
16 9 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 98 (8.90%) MS Excel
2 36 (3.27%) MS Office
3 11 (1.00%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.45%) OmniGraffle
6 3 (0.27%) MS Project
7 1 (0.091%) Gliffy
Business Applications
1 34 (3.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.18%) Maximo
3 2 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.091%) BigMachines
4 1 (0.091%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.091%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.091%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.091%) Sage X3
4 1 (0.091%) SDL Web 8
4 1 (0.091%) Summit
4 1 (0.091%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.091%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 450 (40.87%) Amazon AWS
2 201 (18.26%) Office 365
3 137 (12.44%) PaaS
4 132 (11.99%) IaaS
5 123 (11.17%) Azure Active Directory
6 53 (4.81%) SaaS
7 44 (4.00%) Google Cloud Platform
8 37 (3.36%) Yammer
9 32 (2.91%) Amazon EC2
10 28 (2.54%) Cloud Computing
11 25 (2.27%) GitHub
11 25 (2.27%) OneDrive
12 23 (2.09%) Heroku
13 22 (2.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 22 (2.00%) Amazon S3
13 22 (2.00%) AWS CloudFormation
14 16 (1.45%) Google App Engine
15 11 (1.00%) Google Apps
16 10 (0.91%) Amazon SQS
16 10 (0.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 65 (5.90%) Firewall
2 56 (5.09%) DNS
3 40 (3.63%) Skype
4 38 (3.45%) TCP/IP
5 30 (2.72%) Network Security
6 28 (2.54%) VPN
7 27 (2.45%) Internet
8 25 (2.27%) HTTP
8 25 (2.27%) SAN
9 24 (2.18%) LAN
9 24 (2.18%) WAN
10 19 (1.73%) DHCP
10 19 (1.73%) SSL
11 14 (1.27%) NAS
12 13 (1.18%) DMZ
13 10 (0.91%) Intranet
13 10 (0.91%) Intrusion Detection
13 10 (0.91%) Kerberos
13 10 (0.91%) LDAP
13 10 (0.91%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 229 (20.80%) SQL Server
2 70 (6.36%) NoSQL
3 63 (5.72%) MongoDB
4 40 (3.63%) Redis
5 39 (3.54%) Hadoop
6 37 (3.36%) Azure SQL Database
7 36 (3.27%) Big Data
7 36 (3.27%) MySQL
8 32 (2.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 30 (2.72%) PostgreSQL
10 28 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
10 28 (2.54%) Relational Database
11 25 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
12 24 (2.18%) Apache Cassandra
13 23 (2.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 23 (2.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 19 (1.73%) Amazon RDS
14 19 (1.73%) Oracle Database
15 18 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
16 17 (1.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 120 (10.90%) Git (software)
2 94 (8.54%) Jenkins
3 71 (6.45%) TeamCity
4 62 (5.63%) Octopus Deploy
5 58 (5.27%) JIRA
6 44 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 28 (2.54%) Maven
8 24 (2.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 22 (2.00%) Vagrant
10 20 (1.82%) Subversion
11 18 (1.63%) MSBuild
11 18 (1.63%) Visual Studio
12 17 (1.54%) NuGet
13 15 (1.36%) Hudson
13 15 (1.36%) SpecFlow
14 14 (1.27%) Artifactory
15 13 (1.18%) NUnit
16 11 (1.00%) Selenium
17 9 (0.82%) Cucumber
17 9 (0.82%) GitLab
General
1 143 (12.99%) Finance
2 45 (4.09%) Banking
3 38 (3.45%) Marketing
4 36 (3.27%) Retail
5 28 (2.54%) Front Office
6 25 (2.27%) Back Office
7 16 (1.45%) Games
8 13 (1.18%) Local Government
9 12 (1.09%) Telecoms
10 11 (1.00%) Advertising
11 10 (0.91%) Publishing
12 8 (0.73%) Investment Banking
12 8 (0.73%) Legal
12 8 (0.73%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.27%) Electronics
13 3 (0.27%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.18%) French Language
15 1 (0.091%) German Language
15 1 (0.091%) Italian Language
15 1 (0.091%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 289 (26.25%) Developer
2 240 (21.80%) Architect
3 132 (11.99%) DevOps Engineer
4 130 (11.81%) .NET Developer
5 117 (10.63%) C# Developer
6 93 (8.45%) Consultant
7 82 (7.45%) C# .NET Developer
8 79 (7.18%) Cloud Architect
9 73 (6.63%) Azure Architect
10 61 (5.54%) Azure Developer
10 61 (5.54%) Cloud Engineer
11 59 (5.36%) Solutions Architect
12 50 (4.54%) Azure Engineer
13 49 (4.45%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 49 (4.45%) Senior Developer
14 46 (4.18%) ASP.NET Developer
15 41 (3.72%) Project Manager
16 39 (3.54%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 39 (3.54%) Infrastructure Architect
16 39 (3.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 316 (28.70%) .NET
2 144 (13.08%) ASP.NET
3 108 (9.81%) Web Services
4 107 (9.72%) HTML
5 92 (8.36%) ASP.NET Web API
6 84 (7.63%) AngularJS
6 84 (7.63%) ASP.NET MVC
7 78 (7.08%) CSS
8 70 (6.36%) REST
9 47 (4.27%) HTML5
10 41 (3.72%) .NET Framework
11 36 (3.27%) jQuery
12 34 (3.09%) J2EE
12 34 (3.09%) RESTful
13 32 (2.91%) RabbitMQ
13 32 (2.91%) XML
14 28 (2.54%) WCF
15 22 (2.00%) Entity Framework
15 22 (2.00%) JSON
16 19 (1.73%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 81 (7.36%) Data Centre
2 42 (3.81%) Mobile App
3 41 (3.72%) Private Cloud
4 34 (3.09%) Hybrid Cloud
5 29 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
6 28 (2.54%) Public Cloud
7 27 (2.45%) Analytical Skills
8 19 (1.73%) Hedge funds
8 19 (1.73%) Management Information System
9 17 (1.54%) Computer Science
10 16 (1.45%) Fintech
11 14 (1.27%) PKI
12 13 (1.18%) User Experience
13 11 (1.00%) Visualisation
14 10 (0.91%) Client/Server
14 10 (0.91%) Digital Media
14 10 (0.91%) Mathematics
14 10 (0.91%) Replication
15 9 (0.82%) Blog
16 8 (0.73%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 311 (28.25%) Windows
2 196 (17.80%) Linux
3 104 (9.45%) Windows Server
4 70 (6.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 65 (5.90%) Unix
6 60 (5.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (2.00%) VMS
8 20 (1.82%) Windows 7
8 20 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (1.73%) Windows 10
10 18 (1.63%) Apple iOS
11 13 (1.18%) Android
11 13 (1.18%) CentOS
12 11 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (1.00%) Windows 8
13 9 (0.82%) Solaris
14 8 (0.73%) SUSE
15 6 (0.54%) CoreOS
16 3 (0.27%) Windows Phone
16 3 (0.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 345 (31.34%) Agile Software Development
2 253 (22.98%) DevOps
3 192 (17.44%) Migration
4 174 (15.80%) TDD
5 162 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
6 132 (11.99%) MVC
7 103 (9.36%) Continuous Delivery
8 100 (9.08%) Scrum
9 93 (8.45%) Configuration Management
10 88 (7.99%) BDD
11 86 (7.81%) E-Commerce
12 69 (6.27%) Open Source
13 61 (5.54%) Software Engineering
14 60 (5.45%) Business Intelligence
15 57 (5.18%) CRM
16 56 (5.09%) ITIL
17 49 (4.45%) Stakeholder Management
18 43 (3.91%) OO
18 43 (3.91%) TOGAF
19 41 (3.72%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 247 (22.43%) C#
2 208 (18.89%) SQL
3 185 (16.80%) Java
4 172 (15.62%) PowerShell
5 149 (13.53%) JavaScript
6 126 (11.44%) Python
7 97 (8.81%) Ruby
8 79 (7.18%) Perl
9 60 (5.45%) Bash Shell
10 41 (3.72%) C++
11 37 (3.36%) Go
12 32 (2.91%) PHP
13 30 (2.72%) T-SQL
14 22 (2.00%) C
15 16 (1.45%) Scala
16 14 (1.27%) Korn
17 10 (0.91%) Bourne shell
18 7 (0.64%) XAML
19 6 (0.54%) VBScript
20 5 (0.45%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 61 (5.54%) Security Cleared
2 40 (3.63%) Degree
2 40 (3.63%) SC Cleared
3 25 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (2.00%) MCSE
5 17 (1.54%) CISSP
6 14 (1.27%) AWS Certification
6 14 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (1.18%) CCNA
8 12 (1.09%) MCITP
9 11 (1.00%) CISM
10 8 (0.73%) CTC Cleared
10 8 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.54%) CCNP
11 6 (0.54%) CISA
11 6 (0.54%) MCSA
11 6 (0.54%) MCTS
12 5 (0.45%) ISEB
12 5 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 5 (0.45%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.00%) QA
2 17 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (0.82%) SLA
4 6 (0.54%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.45%) COBIT
5 5 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.18%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.091%) BS7799
7 1 (0.091%) FedRAMP
System Software
1 215 (19.53%) Active Directory
2 134 (12.17%) Docker
3 94 (8.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 45 (4.09%) vCloud
5 39 (3.54%) Hyper-V
6 35 (3.18%) vSphere
7 20 (1.82%) VMware ESX
8 19 (1.73%) Xen
9 14 (1.27%) HDFS
10 10 (0.91%) Ceph
11 9 (0.82%) XenDesktop
12 8 (0.73%) KVM
12 8 (0.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 7 (0.64%) iptables
14 6 (0.54%) etcd
14 6 (0.54%) flannel
14 6 (0.54%) GlusterFS
15 5 (0.45%) XenApp
16 4 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
16 4 (0.36%) NFS
Systems Management
1 157 (14.26%) Opscode Chef
2 156 (14.17%) Puppet
3 129 (11.72%) Ansible
4 43 (3.91%) Kubernetes
5 38 (3.45%) SCCM
6 34 (3.09%) Kibana
7 29 (2.63%) logstash
8 28 (2.54%) Mesos
9 26 (2.36%) Terraform
10 24 (2.18%) Salt
11 23 (2.09%) Nagios
11 23 (2.09%) SCOM
12 19 (1.73%) Grafana
13 15 (1.36%) Uchiwa
14 13 (1.18%) Windows Intune
15 12 (1.09%) Zenoss
16 11 (1.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 11 (1.00%) HAProxy
17 9 (0.82%) Control-M
18 7 (0.64%) Graphite
Vendors
1 422 (38.33%) Microsoft
2 139 (12.62%) VMware
3 79 (7.18%) Google
4 69 (6.27%) Oracle
5 51 (4.63%) Splunk
6 42 (3.81%) Cisco
7 28 (2.54%) Atlassian
8 26 (2.36%) Citrix
9 25 (2.27%) Rackspace
9 25 (2.27%) Sitecore
10 24 (2.18%) IBM
11 23 (2.09%) HP
12 22 (2.00%) Red Hat
13 21 (1.91%) SAP
14 19 (1.73%) New Relic
15 16 (1.45%) Dell
16 15 (1.36%) EMC
17 14 (1.27%) Juniper
17 14 (1.27%) Tableau
18 11 (1.00%) Sybase
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