The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Croydon 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 27 June 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 / Croydon
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 35 -
Rank change year-on-year -2 -  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 9 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 4.43% 3.29% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 17.65% 25.81% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 0
Median daily rate £488 £330 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +47.72% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £439 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -2.50% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £21.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% -  

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 Croydon with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Croydon
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 51 31 10
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Croydon 25.12% 12.76% 7.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 21 6
Median daily rate £525 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.25% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £338 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £480 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £390
% change year-on-year - +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +75.75% -36.53%  

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Croydon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Croydon 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 Croydon

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Azure in Croydon

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Croydon over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Croydon

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Croydon region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 5 (31.25%) Firewall
2 5 (31.25%) .NET
3 4 (25.00%) C#
3 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (25.00%) SQL
3 4 (25.00%) WAN
3 4 (25.00%) CCIE
3 4 (25.00%) Cisco
3 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (18.75%) Network Management
4 3 (18.75%) F5
4 3 (18.75%) CQRS
4 3 (18.75%) AngularJS
4 3 (18.75%) Scrum
4 3 (18.75%) Data Management
4 3 (18.75%) Web Development
4 3 (18.75%) Juniper
4 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
4 3 (18.75%) LAN
4 3 (18.75%) Wireless
4 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
4 3 (18.75%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (18.75%) XML
4 3 (18.75%) T-SQL
4 3 (18.75%) HTML

Microsoft Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in Croydon 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 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (6.25%) IIS
2 1 (6.25%) Jetty
2 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
2 1 (6.25%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) Firewall
2 4 (25.00%) WAN
3 3 (18.75%) LAN
3 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
3 3 (18.75%) Wireless
4 1 (6.25%) MPLS
4 1 (6.25%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (6.25%) SSL
4 1 (6.25%) VLAN
4 1 (6.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (6.25%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (6.25%) Couchbase
3 1 (6.25%) Data Mining
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (6.25%) Power BI
3 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.25%) JMeter
2 1 (6.25%) Protractor
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Architect
1 5 (31.25%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) C# Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Network Team Leader
2 3 (18.75%) Team Leader
3 2 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 2 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Data Architect
3 2 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Azure Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Azure DevOps
4 1 (6.25%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Cloud Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Developer in Test
4 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Office 365 Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) .NET
2 3 (18.75%) 802.1X
2 3 (18.75%) AngularJS
2 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET
2 3 (18.75%) HTML
2 3 (18.75%) XML
3 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (12.50%) DHTML
3 2 (12.50%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (12.50%) WCF
3 2 (12.50%) Web Services
4 1 (6.25%) CSS
4 1 (6.25%) jQuery
4 1 (6.25%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Clustering
2 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (6.25%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (6.25%) iPad
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) CentOS
2 1 (6.25%) Ubuntu
2 1 (6.25%) Unix
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (18.75%) CQRS
2 3 (18.75%) Data Management
2 3 (18.75%) Master Data Management
2 3 (18.75%) Network Management
2 3 (18.75%) Scrum
2 3 (18.75%) Web Development
3 2 (12.50%) Analytics
3 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (12.50%) CRM
3 2 (12.50%) Data Modelling
3 2 (12.50%) DevOps
3 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 2 (12.50%) MVC
3 2 (12.50%) Open Source
3 2 (12.50%) User Stories
3 2 (12.50%) Validation
3 2 (12.50%) Web Application Development
4 1 (6.25%) Dimensional Modelling
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) C#
1 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) Java
2 3 (18.75%) T-SQL
3 2 (12.50%) Python
3 2 (12.50%) VBScript
4 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
4 1 (6.25%) C++
4 1 (6.25%) Perl
4 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) CCIE
1 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) CCIE Wireless
3 1 (6.25%) CCNA
3 1 (6.25%) CCNP
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
3 1 (6.25%) MCITP
3 1 (6.25%) MCP
3 1 (6.25%) MCSE
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Data Quality
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) Terminal Services
1 1 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (6.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Ansible
1 3 (18.75%) FortiGate
2 1 (6.25%) Kibana
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) Cisco
3 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
3 3 (18.75%) F5
3 3 (18.75%) Juniper
3 3 (18.75%) Palo Alto
4 1 (6.25%) Barracuda Networks
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle
4 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
4 1 (6.25%) VMware