The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 / City of London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 77 136
Rank change year-on-year +33 +59  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 137 85 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.47% 2.53% 1.10%
As % of the Cloud Services category 30.31% 28.62% 20.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 68 48
Median daily rate £475 £463 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +15.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £359 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £573 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £44.00 -
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 the City of London with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 452 297 282
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 14.76% 8.86% 5.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 244 211
Median daily rate £500 £474 £446
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.54% +6.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £330 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £584
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 0
Median hourly rate £21.16 £26.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.63% -  
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 the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 the City of London

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Azure in the City of London

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in the City of London

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

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 City of London region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 114 (42.54%) Microsoft
2 107 (39.93%) Windows
3 89 (33.21%) C#
4 88 (32.84%) Agile Software Development
5 85 (31.72%) SQL Server
6 81 (30.22%) .NET
7 77 (28.73%) DevOps
8 76 (28.36%) Amazon AWS
9 74 (27.61%) TDD
10 71 (26.49%) Finance
11 61 (22.76%) SQL
12 57 (21.27%) IaaS
13 54 (20.15%) Scrum
14 50 (18.66%) Office 365
15 48 (17.91%) PowerShell
15 48 (17.91%) Continuous Integration
16 46 (17.16%) Business Intelligence
17 42 (15.67%) Active Directory
18 41 (15.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 39 (14.55%) WCF
19 39 (14.55%) Team Foundation Server
20 38 (14.18%) PaaS
21 37 (13.81%) Web Services
22 35 (13.06%) SharePoint
22 35 (13.06%) MVC
23 34 (12.69%) IIS
24 33 (12.31%) ASP.NET Web API
25 32 (11.94%) Java
26 31 (11.57%) Git (software)
26 31 (11.57%) Public Cloud

Microsoft Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 35 (13.06%) SharePoint
2 34 (12.69%) IIS
3 22 (8.21%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (2.99%) Confluence
5 7 (2.61%) Apache
5 7 (2.61%) Apache Spark
5 7 (2.61%) Skype for Business
6 4 (1.49%) MS Exchange
6 4 (1.49%) OpenStack
6 4 (1.49%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.12%) Apache Pig
7 3 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.12%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.75%) Drupal
8 2 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.75%) JBoss
8 2 (0.75%) Kentico
8 2 (0.75%) nginx
8 2 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.37%) Umbraco
Applications
1 25 (9.33%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.99%) MS Office
3 1 (0.37%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.37%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.37%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 30 (11.19%) Dynamics AX
2 29 (10.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.75%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 76 (28.36%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (21.27%) IaaS
3 50 (18.66%) Office 365
4 38 (14.18%) PaaS
5 14 (5.22%) Azure Active Directory
6 10 (3.73%) SaaS
7 6 (2.24%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (2.24%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (2.24%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (2.24%) TestFlight
8 4 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (1.49%) GitHub
8 4 (1.49%) OneDrive
9 3 (1.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (1.12%) Amazon S3
9 3 (1.12%) Yammer
10 2 (0.75%) Akamai
10 2 (0.75%) Data Lake Analytics
10 2 (0.75%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.75%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.97%) DNS
1 16 (5.97%) Firewall
2 15 (5.60%) HTTP
2 15 (5.60%) VPN
3 11 (4.10%) LAN
4 10 (3.73%) WAN
5 9 (3.36%) SAN
6 7 (2.61%) Skype
7 6 (2.24%) MQTT
7 6 (2.24%) RTSP
8 5 (1.87%) DHCP
9 4 (1.49%) DMZ
10 3 (1.12%) BGP
10 3 (1.12%) ICMP
10 3 (1.12%) Internet
10 3 (1.12%) Kerberos
10 3 (1.12%) LDAP
10 3 (1.12%) MPLS
10 3 (1.12%) OSPF
10 3 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (31.72%) SQL Server
2 41 (15.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 24 (8.96%) NoSQL
4 23 (8.58%) SQL Server 2008
5 17 (6.34%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (5.97%) Azure SQL Database
7 15 (5.60%) MongoDB
7 15 (5.60%) SQL Server 2012
8 14 (5.22%) Power BI
9 10 (3.73%) MySQL
9 10 (3.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (3.36%) Big Data
10 9 (3.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (2.61%) CouchDB
11 7 (2.61%) Hadoop
12 6 (2.24%) Data Lake
12 6 (2.24%) SQLite
13 4 (1.49%) Amazon RDS
13 4 (1.49%) Apache Hive
13 4 (1.49%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 39 (14.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 31 (11.57%) Git (software)
3 30 (11.19%) JIRA
4 29 (10.82%) Jenkins
5 12 (4.48%) NUnit
5 12 (4.48%) TeamCity
6 10 (3.73%) MSTest
7 8 (2.99%) Octopus Deploy
7 8 (2.99%) Visual Studio
8 6 (2.24%) Axure RP
8 6 (2.24%) SpecFlow
9 5 (1.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (1.49%) Bitbucket
10 4 (1.49%) MSBuild
10 4 (1.49%) Selenium
10 4 (1.49%) Subversion
11 3 (1.12%) ReSharper
11 3 (1.12%) Sonatype Nexus
11 3 (1.12%) WebDriver
12 2 (0.75%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 71 (26.49%) Finance
2 15 (5.60%) Banking
2 15 (5.60%) Retail
3 9 (3.36%) Advertising
4 4 (1.49%) Marketing
5 3 (1.12%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.12%) Law
5 3 (1.12%) Legal
6 2 (0.75%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.37%) Back Office
7 1 (0.37%) Billing
7 1 (0.37%) Games
7 1 (0.37%) Military
7 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 97 (36.19%) Developer
2 47 (17.54%) Architect
3 27 (10.07%) Azure Engineer
4 26 (9.70%) DevOps Engineer
4 26 (9.70%) Dynamics AX Developer
5 22 (8.21%) Microsoft Developer
6 21 (7.84%) Senior Developer
7 19 (7.09%) Consultant
8 18 (6.72%) Azure Architect
9 15 (5.60%) Cloud Architect
9 15 (5.60%) Solutions Architect
10 14 (5.22%) C# Developer
11 13 (4.85%) .NET Developer
11 13 (4.85%) Cloud Engineer
12 12 (4.48%) AWS Engineer
13 11 (4.10%) Azure Developer
13 11 (4.10%) Azure DevOps
14 10 (3.73%) Analyst
14 10 (3.73%) Azure Consultant
14 10 (3.73%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (30.22%) .NET
2 39 (14.55%) WCF
3 37 (13.81%) Web Services
4 33 (12.31%) ASP.NET Web API
5 30 (11.19%) ASP.NET
5 30 (11.19%) HTML
6 22 (8.21%) CSS
6 22 (8.21%) REST
7 21 (7.84%) ASP.NET MVC
8 17 (6.34%) AngularJS
8 17 (6.34%) JSON
9 14 (5.22%) RESTful
10 13 (4.85%) .NET Framework
11 12 (4.48%) SOAP
11 12 (4.48%) XML
12 11 (4.10%) Kafka
12 11 (4.10%) Protocol Buffers
13 10 (3.73%) Entity Framework
13 10 (3.73%) jQuery
13 10 (3.73%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 31 (11.57%) Public Cloud
2 14 (5.22%) Mobile App
3 11 (4.10%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.36%) Data Centre
5 7 (2.61%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.24%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.24%) Hedge funds
6 6 (2.24%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (2.24%) Video on Demand
7 5 (1.87%) PKI
8 4 (1.49%) Clustering
8 4 (1.49%) NHS
8 4 (1.49%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.49%) Replication
9 3 (1.12%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.12%) BYOD
10 2 (0.75%) CESG
10 2 (0.75%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.75%) EPoS
10 2 (0.75%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 107 (39.93%) Windows
2 30 (11.19%) Windows Server
3 28 (10.45%) Linux
4 15 (5.60%) Apple iOS
5 14 (5.22%) Android
5 14 (5.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (3.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (3.36%) Unix
8 8 (2.99%) Windows 10
9 6 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (2.24%) Windows 7
10 3 (1.12%) CentOS
11 2 (0.75%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.75%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.75%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.37%) Solaris
12 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (32.84%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (28.73%) DevOps
3 74 (27.61%) TDD
4 54 (20.15%) Scrum
5 48 (17.91%) Continuous Integration
6 46 (17.16%) Business Intelligence
7 35 (13.06%) MVC
8 29 (10.82%) CRM
9 28 (10.45%) BDD
10 27 (10.07%) ERP
10 27 (10.07%) High Availability
11 26 (9.70%) Migration
12 23 (8.58%) Microservices
13 22 (8.21%) E-Commerce
14 21 (7.84%) Logistics
15 18 (6.72%) ITIL
16 17 (6.34%) Configuration Management
17 15 (5.60%) ETL
17 15 (5.60%) Open Source
18 14 (5.22%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 89 (33.21%) C#
2 61 (22.76%) SQL
3 48 (17.91%) PowerShell
4 32 (11.94%) Java
5 29 (10.82%) JavaScript
5 29 (10.82%) Python
6 19 (7.09%) T-SQL
7 15 (5.60%) Ruby
8 11 (4.10%) Bash Shell
9 9 (3.36%) C
10 7 (2.61%) Apple Swift
10 7 (2.61%) Perl
11 6 (2.24%) Objective-C
11 6 (2.24%) XAML
12 4 (1.49%) PHP
12 4 (1.49%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.12%) R
13 3 (1.12%) Scala
13 3 (1.12%) VB
14 2 (0.75%) XPath
Qualifications
1 17 (6.34%) Degree
2 13 (4.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (3.36%) MCSE
4 6 (2.24%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.24%) Security Cleared
5 5 (1.87%) AWS Certification
6 4 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.75%) CCNP
7 2 (0.75%) CCSA
7 2 (0.75%) CCSE
7 2 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.75%) MCITP
7 2 (0.75%) MCP
7 2 (0.75%) MCSA
7 2 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.37%) CCNA
8 1 (0.37%) CFA
8 1 (0.37%) JNCIE
8 1 (0.37%) MCSD
8 1 (0.37%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.73%) QA
2 4 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (15.67%) Active Directory
2 14 (5.22%) Docker
2 14 (5.22%) Hyper-V
3 13 (4.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (1.49%) XenApp
5 3 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.75%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.75%) HDFS
6 2 (0.75%) LXC
6 2 (0.75%) vCloud
6 2 (0.75%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.37%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.37%) Gluster
7 1 (0.37%) iptables
7 1 (0.37%) NFS
7 1 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 26 (9.70%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (6.72%) Ansible
3 15 (5.60%) Puppet
4 14 (5.22%) SCCM
5 13 (4.85%) SCOM
6 6 (2.24%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (1.49%) Terraform
8 3 (1.12%) HAProxy
8 3 (1.12%) SCOrch
8 3 (1.12%) SCSM
8 3 (1.12%) SCVMM
8 3 (1.12%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.75%) Dollar Universe
9 2 (0.75%) logstash
9 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.75%) Salt
9 2 (0.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (0.75%) WSUS
10 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 1 (0.37%) vRealize
Vendors
1 114 (42.54%) Microsoft
2 26 (9.70%) VMware
3 12 (4.48%) Cisco
4 11 (4.10%) Citrix
4 11 (4.10%) Oracle
5 9 (3.36%) Google
5 9 (3.36%) Splunk
6 8 (2.99%) Red Hat
7 7 (2.61%) CheckPoint
8 6 (2.24%) Atlassian
8 6 (2.24%) Xamarin
9 5 (1.87%) Dell
10 4 (1.49%) HP
10 4 (1.49%) New Relic
10 4 (1.49%) SAP
10 4 (1.49%) Tableau
11 3 (1.12%) AppSense
11 3 (1.12%) IBM
11 3 (1.12%) Symantec
12 2 (0.75%) TIBCO
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