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 30 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 / Croydon
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 26 24
Rank change year-on-year +5 -2  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 7 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 4.24% 4.41% 0.84%
As % of the Cloud Services category 26.92% 41.38% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 1
Median daily rate £550 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +57.14% +7.69%  
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 - £21.00 -
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 Croydon with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Croydon
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 26 29 3
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Croydon 15.76% 10.66% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 23 3
Median daily rate £550 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.96% +1.87%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £21.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -17.92% -13.35%  

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 Croydon region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 8 (72.73%) WAN
1 8 (72.73%) Cisco
1 8 (72.73%) Firewall
1 8 (72.73%) SC Cleared
1 8 (72.73%) Security Cleared
2 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 7 (63.64%) CCIE
2 7 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (45.45%) Terminal Services
3 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (45.45%) MPLS
3 5 (45.45%) Migration
3 5 (45.45%) Replication
3 5 (45.45%) Clustering
3 5 (45.45%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
3 5 (45.45%) VPN
3 5 (45.45%) SSL
3 5 (45.45%) MS Exchange
3 5 (45.45%) Unix
3 5 (45.45%) Windows
3 5 (45.45%) PowerShell
3 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (45.45%) VLAN
3 5 (45.45%) Load Balancing
3 5 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (45.45%) High Availability
3 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (45.45%) Amazon RDS

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 5 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2007
1 5 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2013
1 5 (45.45%) MS Exchange
2 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
3 1 (9.09%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
1 1 (9.09%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (45.45%) Azure Active Directory
2 4 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (72.73%) Firewall
1 8 (72.73%) WAN
2 5 (45.45%) MPLS
2 5 (45.45%) Remote Desktop
2 5 (45.45%) SSL
2 5 (45.45%) VLAN
2 5 (45.45%) VPN
3 3 (27.27%) LAN
3 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
3 3 (27.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Architect
2 5 (45.45%) Active Directory Architect
2 5 (45.45%) Technical Architect
3 3 (27.27%) Network Team Leader
3 3 (27.27%) Team Leader
4 1 (9.09%) Azure Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Cloud Solutions Architect
4 1 (9.09%) CRM Manager
4 1 (9.09%) CRM Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Office 365 Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Architect
4 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Solutions Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) 802.1X
2 1 (9.09%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
2 1 (9.09%) CSS
2 1 (9.09%) HTML
2 1 (9.09%) jQuery
2 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Clustering
1 5 (45.45%) Replication
2 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (9.09%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Unix
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
1 5 (45.45%) Windows Server
1 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (45.45%) High Availability
1 5 (45.45%) Identity Access Management
1 5 (45.45%) Load Balancing
1 5 (45.45%) Migration
1 5 (45.45%) Server Building
2 3 (27.27%) Network Management
3 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Data Extraction
3 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
3 1 (9.09%) Data Security
3 1 (9.09%) Data Validation
3 1 (9.09%) DevOps
3 1 (9.09%) Information Governance
3 1 (9.09%) Information Management
3 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Open Source
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
3 1 (9.09%) Prototyping
3 1 (9.09%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) PowerShell
2 2 (18.18%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
3 1 (9.09%) C#
3 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 1 (9.09%) Perl
3 1 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) SC Cleared
1 8 (72.73%) Security Cleared
2 7 (63.64%) CCIE
2 7 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (36.36%) CCNA
3 4 (36.36%) CCNP
3 4 (36.36%) MCITP
3 4 (36.36%) MCP
3 4 (36.36%) MCSE
3 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
1 5 (45.45%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) FortiGate
2 1 (9.09%) Ansible
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Cisco
2 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
3 3 (27.27%) CheckPoint
3 3 (27.27%) F5
3 3 (27.27%) Juniper
3 3 (27.27%) Palo Alto