The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Canary Wharf with a requirement for Microsoft Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
London / Canary Wharf
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 22 23
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 3 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Canary Wharf 2.27% 1.65% 1.71%
As % of the Cloud Services category 14.29% 15.38% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Median daily rate £560 £513 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.26% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £57.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year -74.34% +125.49%  

Microsoft Azure is in the cloud computing skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Canary Wharf with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Canary Wharf
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 21 13 13
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Canary Wharf 15.91% 10.74% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 7
Median daily rate £535 £396 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.10% -9.48%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £26.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -20.49% -13.35%  

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Canary Wharf

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Canary Wharf citing Microsoft Azure as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Azure in Canary Wharf

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Canary Wharf.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Azure in Canary Wharf

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Canary Wharf

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Canary Wharf over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Canary Wharf

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Canary Wharf

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, 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 Canary Wharf region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 5 (83.33%) Finance
1 5 (83.33%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (50.00%) Splunk
2 3 (50.00%) Unix
2 3 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) XML
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) Perl
3 2 (33.33%) Python
3 2 (33.33%) Ethernet
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco
3 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 2 (33.33%) Banking
3 2 (33.33%) Spring
3 2 (33.33%) Google
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (33.33%) Investment Banking
3 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (33.33%) ZABBIX
3 2 (33.33%) Puppet
3 2 (33.33%) GPFS
3 2 (33.33%) SevOne
3 2 (33.33%) LXC
3 2 (33.33%) Public Cloud
3 2 (33.33%) NX-OS
4 1 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (16.67%) Data Centre

Microsoft Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in Canary Wharf 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 1 (16.67%) Apache
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (16.67%) JBoss
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (16.67%) Skype for Business
1 1 (16.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (83.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
1 2 (33.33%) Ethernet
1 2 (33.33%) NX-OS
2 1 (16.67%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) DB2
1 1 (16.67%) Hadoop
1 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
1 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
1 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Concordion
1 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
1 1 (16.67%) Eclipse
1 1 (16.67%) FitNesse
1 1 (16.67%) Gradle
1 1 (16.67%) IntelliJ
1 1 (16.67%) JBehave
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (16.67%) Maven
1 1 (16.67%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Java Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Cloud Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Core Java Developer
2 1 (16.67%) DB2 Developer
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking Java Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Linux/Unix DevOps
2 1 (16.67%) Messaging Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Java Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Unix Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Unix Scripter
2 1 (16.67%) Unix Scripting Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Spring
1 2 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) Ajax
2 1 (16.67%) Esper
2 1 (16.67%) Guice
2 1 (16.67%) Hibernate
2 1 (16.67%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) iBATIS
2 1 (16.67%) J2EE
2 1 (16.67%) JMS
2 1 (16.67%) JSON
2 1 (16.67%) JSP
2 1 (16.67%) Kafka
2 1 (16.67%) REST
2 1 (16.67%) RESTful
2 1 (16.67%) Spring Boot
2 1 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) WebSockets
2 1 (16.67%) XHTML
2 1 (16.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Public Cloud
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
1 3 (50.00%) Unix
2 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Analytics
2 1 (16.67%) Complex Event Processing
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
2 1 (16.67%) Dependency Injection
2 1 (16.67%) Domain-Driven Design
2 1 (16.67%) Event-Driven Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (16.67%) Kanban
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) OO
2 1 (16.67%) OOD
2 1 (16.67%) Pair Programming
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
2 1 (16.67%) Software Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) Statistics
2 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
2 1 (16.67%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) Perl
1 2 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) MATLAB
2 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) R
2 1 (16.67%) VB
2 1 (16.67%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) Dodd-Frank
1 1 (16.67%) EMIR
1 1 (16.67%) MiFID
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (33.33%) GPFS
1 2 (33.33%) LXC
2 1 (16.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (33.33%) Puppet
1 2 (33.33%) ZABBIX
2 1 (16.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Splunk
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) Google
2 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 2 (33.33%) SevOne
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) Dell
3 1 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) Intel Security
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) Symantec
3 1 (16.67%) Trustwave