Period
to 27 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Azure over the 6 months to 27 January 2021 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
London > Central London
6 months to
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 5 6 12
Rank change year-on-year +1 +6 +12
Contract jobs citing Azure 379 797 1,013
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 16.11% 12.90% 11.50%
As % of the Cloud Services category 47.26% 38.88% 38.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 637 845
Median daily rate £525 £513 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% -2.38% +5.00%
10th Percentile £396 £363 £393
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
London median daily rate £500 £525 £525
% change year-on-year -4.76% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £37.25 -
London median hourly rate £57.00 £72.50 £29.36
% change year-on-year -21.38% +146.93% +46.80%

Azure is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 802 2,050 2,598
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 34.08% 33.18% 29.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 625 1,599 2,043
Median daily rate £513 £513 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.38% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £319
90th Percentile £650 £663 £650
London median daily rate £500 £525 £525
% change year-on-year -4.76% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 15 18
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.50 £18.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +13.10% +0.69%
10th Percentile £20.50 £18.58 £12.25
90th Percentile £55.50 £23.65 £23.75
Median hourly rate £25.50 £21.50 £18.71
% change year-on-year +18.60% +14.94% -13.00%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Azure as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Azure in Central London

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Azure in Central London.

Daily rate trend for Azure in Central London

Azure
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure in Central London over the 6 months to 27 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Azure in Central London

Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Azure in Central London.

Hourly rate trend for Azure in Central London

Azure
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Azure within the Central London region over the 6 months to 27 January 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +1 341 £550 +7.22% 252
City of Westminster +19 5 £495 -22.35%
West End of London +5 2 £495 +4.21% 3
Southwark -2 1 £600 +26.32%
Azure
London

For the 6 months to 27 January 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for Azure.

1 137 (36.15%) Microsoft
2 133 (35.09%) DevOps
3 125 (32.98%) AWS
4 120 (31.66%) Agile Software Development
5 87 (22.96%) Finance
6 72 (19.00%) SQL
7 71 (18.73%) TDD
8 67 (17.68%) Docker
9 64 (16.89%) Active Directory
10 63 (16.62%) Java
11 60 (15.83%) Windows
12 58 (15.30%) Software Engineering
13 55 (14.51%) Terraform
14 53 (13.98%) Git (software)
15 52 (13.72%) JavaScript
15 52 (13.72%) Kubernetes
16 51 (13.46%) C#
17 50 (13.19%) Jenkins
18 49 (12.93%) Microservices
18 49 (12.93%) Python
19 48 (12.66%) SQL Server
20 46 (12.14%) Banking
21 44 (11.61%) Business Intelligence
22 42 (11.08%) .NET
22 42 (11.08%) PaaS
22 42 (11.08%) PowerShell
23 38 (10.03%) IaaS
24 37 (9.76%) Power Platform
25 35 (9.23%) AngularJS
25 35 (9.23%) Ansible

Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central 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 19 (5.01%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.11%) Apache Spark
2 8 (2.11%) Skype for Business
3 7 (1.85%) MS Exchange
3 7 (1.85%) NServiceBus
4 5 (1.32%) Apache
5 4 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (1.06%) IIS
5 4 (1.06%) nginx
6 3 (0.79%) Apache Airflow
6 3 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.79%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.53%) Appian
7 2 (0.53%) Confluence
7 2 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.53%) Jupyter
7 2 (0.53%) SAS
8 1 (0.26%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.26%) Liferay
Applications
1 7 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.06%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.26%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.26%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 125 (32.98%) AWS
2 42 (11.08%) PaaS
3 38 (10.03%) IaaS
4 37 (9.76%) Power Platform
5 35 (9.23%) GCP
6 34 (8.97%) Serverless
7 33 (8.71%) Office 365
8 25 (6.60%) Azure Active Directory
8 25 (6.60%) Azure Data Factory
9 20 (5.28%) SaaS
10 18 (4.75%) Azure Functions
11 15 (3.96%) GitHub
12 13 (3.43%) Cloud Computing
13 12 (3.17%) Logic Apps
14 8 (2.11%) Dynamics 365
15 7 (1.85%) PowerApps
16 6 (1.58%) OneDrive
17 5 (1.32%) Amazon Cognito
17 5 (1.32%) OpenShift
17 5 (1.32%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 26 (6.86%) DNS
2 22 (5.80%) Firewall
3 11 (2.90%) Skype
4 9 (2.37%) Network Security
4 9 (2.37%) VPN
5 8 (2.11%) SAN
6 7 (1.85%) LAN
6 7 (1.85%) MPLS
6 7 (1.85%) WAN
7 6 (1.58%) TCP/IP
8 4 (1.06%) HTTP
8 4 (1.06%) Kerberos
9 3 (0.79%) DHCP
9 3 (0.79%) SMTP
9 3 (0.79%) VLAN
9 3 (0.79%) VSAN
9 3 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.79%) Wireless
10 2 (0.53%) Reverse Proxy
10 2 (0.53%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (12.66%) SQL Server
2 34 (8.97%) Data Warehouse
3 30 (7.92%) Power BI
4 25 (6.60%) Azure SQL Database
5 19 (5.01%) Data Lake
6 14 (3.69%) Big Data
6 14 (3.69%) NoSQL
7 13 (3.43%) PostgreSQL
8 12 (3.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (2.90%) Hadoop
10 10 (2.64%) MySQL
10 10 (2.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (2.11%) MongoDB
12 7 (1.85%) Relational Database
13 5 (1.32%) Apache Hive
13 5 (1.32%) Cosmos DB
13 5 (1.32%) OLTP
14 4 (1.06%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
14 4 (1.06%) MS Access
15 3 (0.79%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 53 (13.98%) Git (software)
2 50 (13.19%) Jenkins
3 20 (5.28%) JIRA
3 20 (5.28%) Octopus Deploy
4 13 (3.43%) Visual Studio Team System
5 10 (2.64%) Bitbucket
5 10 (2.64%) TeamCity
6 9 (2.37%) JUnit
7 7 (1.85%) Artifactory
7 7 (1.85%) Cucumber
7 7 (1.85%) Mockito
7 7 (1.85%) Selenium
8 6 (1.58%) Maven
8 6 (1.58%) Subversion
8 6 (1.58%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (1.32%) GitLab
9 5 (1.32%) GoCD
9 5 (1.32%) SonarQube
10 4 (1.06%) Gradle
10 4 (1.06%) webpack
General
1 87 (22.96%) Finance
2 46 (12.14%) Banking
3 18 (4.75%) Retail
4 16 (4.22%) Public Sector
5 10 (2.64%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.32%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.32%) Front Office
7 4 (1.06%) Retail Finance
8 3 (0.79%) Marketing
8 3 (0.79%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.53%) Back Office
9 2 (0.53%) Electronics
9 2 (0.53%) French Language
9 2 (0.53%) Legal
10 1 (0.26%) Billing
10 1 (0.26%) Brand Awareness
10 1 (0.26%) International Banking
10 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.26%) Publishing
10 1 (0.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 104 (27.44%) Developer
2 55 (14.51%) Architect
3 37 (9.76%) Azure Engineer
4 30 (7.92%) DevOps Engineer
5 25 (6.60%) Analyst
6 24 (6.33%) Backend Developer
7 21 (5.54%) Cloud Engineer
8 19 (5.01%) PHP Developer
9 18 (4.75%) Consultant
10 17 (4.49%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 17 (4.49%) Data Architect
10 17 (4.49%) Data Engineer
11 15 (3.96%) Project Manager
12 14 (3.69%) .NET Developer
12 14 (3.69%) Azure Architect
12 14 (3.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 13 (3.43%) Cloud Architect
13 13 (3.43%) Java Developer
14 12 (3.17%) Full Stack Developer
14 12 (3.17%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (11.08%) .NET
2 35 (9.23%) AngularJS
2 35 (9.23%) React
3 32 (8.44%) CSS
4 31 (8.18%) Web Services
5 29 (7.65%) HTML
6 24 (6.33%) Node.js
7 23 (6.07%) HTML5
8 21 (5.54%) CSS3
9 19 (5.01%) Laravel
9 19 (5.01%) LESS
9 19 (5.01%) Sass
9 19 (5.01%) Vue.js
9 19 (5.01%) Vuetify.js
10 18 (4.75%) REST
11 17 (4.49%) Kafka
12 16 (4.22%) Spring
13 15 (3.96%) XML
14 11 (2.90%) JSON
14 11 (2.90%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 22 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (5.01%) Management Information System
3 18 (4.75%) Data Centre
4 14 (3.69%) Cloud Native
5 10 (2.64%) Hybrid Cloud
5 10 (2.64%) Public Cloud
6 9 (2.37%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (1.58%) Private Cloud
8 5 (1.32%) Analytical Mindset
8 5 (1.32%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.32%) Wiki
9 4 (1.06%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.06%) Clustering
9 4 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.06%) User Experience
10 3 (0.79%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.53%) Augmented Reality
11 2 (0.53%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.53%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 60 (15.83%) Windows
2 26 (6.86%) Windows Server
3 18 (4.75%) Linux
4 14 (3.69%) Windows 10
5 13 (3.43%) Windows Server 2016
6 11 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (2.90%) Windows Server 2019
7 9 (2.37%) Unix
8 8 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (1.85%) Android
10 5 (1.32%) Apple iOS
11 4 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.79%) Solaris
12 3 (0.79%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.53%) CentOS
13 2 (0.53%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.26%) Debian
14 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.26%) VMS
14 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (35.09%) DevOps
2 120 (31.66%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (18.73%) TDD
4 58 (15.30%) Software Engineering
5 49 (12.93%) Microservices
6 44 (11.61%) Business Intelligence
7 34 (8.97%) Migration
8 32 (8.44%) Data Modelling
9 31 (8.18%) Project Delivery
10 29 (7.65%) Test Automation
11 28 (7.39%) BDD
12 27 (7.12%) MVC
12 27 (7.12%) Stakeholder Management
13 26 (6.86%) Problem-Solving
14 25 (6.60%) ETL
15 24 (6.33%) Analytics
15 24 (6.33%) Information Security
15 24 (6.33%) Scrum
16 22 (5.80%) Continuous Integration
17 20 (5.28%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (19.00%) SQL
2 63 (16.62%) Java
3 52 (13.72%) JavaScript
4 51 (13.46%) C#
5 49 (12.93%) Python
6 42 (11.08%) PowerShell
7 19 (5.01%) PHP
8 14 (3.69%) Java 8
9 13 (3.43%) Go
10 12 (3.17%) Scala
11 11 (2.90%) Perl
12 10 (2.64%) C++
13 9 (2.37%) Bash Shell
13 9 (2.37%) TypeScript
14 8 (2.11%) Ruby
15 7 (1.85%) T-SQL
16 5 (1.32%) Kotlin
17 4 (1.06%) VBScript
18 3 (0.79%) PL/SQL
18 3 (0.79%) R
Qualifications
1 34 (8.97%) Security Cleared
2 24 (6.33%) SC Cleared
3 11 (2.90%) BPSS Clearance
3 11 (2.90%) Degree
4 8 (2.11%) MCSE
4 8 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (1.85%) CISSP
6 5 (1.32%) BC Cleared
7 3 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.79%) DBS Check
7 3 (0.79%) MCP
7 3 (0.79%) MCTS
7 3 (0.79%) PhD
7 3 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (0.79%) SSCP
8 2 (0.53%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 2 (0.53%) CESG Certified Professional
8 2 (0.53%) CREST Certified
8 2 (0.53%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.22%) QA
2 6 (1.58%) SLA
3 4 (1.06%) COBIT
3 4 (1.06%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.53%) GDPR
4 2 (0.53%) IFRS
4 2 (0.53%) NIST
5 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.26%) MiFID
5 1 (0.26%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.26%) WCAG
System Software
1 67 (17.68%) Docker
2 64 (16.89%) Active Directory
3 20 (5.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (2.37%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (2.11%) vSphere
6 5 (1.32%) Hyper-V
7 4 (1.06%) HDFS
8 2 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.53%) VMFS
8 2 (0.53%) XenApp
9 1 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.26%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.26%) UAG
9 1 (0.26%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 55 (14.51%) Terraform
2 52 (13.72%) Kubernetes
3 35 (9.23%) Ansible
4 22 (5.80%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (5.01%) Puppet
6 16 (4.22%) SCCM
7 11 (2.90%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (1.32%) Rundeck
9 4 (1.06%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (1.06%) Salt
9 4 (1.06%) vCenter Server
10 3 (0.79%) Grafana
10 3 (0.79%) PowerCLI
10 3 (0.79%) Prometheus
11 2 (0.53%) CSIRT
11 2 (0.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 2 (0.53%) vRealize
12 1 (0.26%) Kubeflow
12 1 (0.26%) Pingdom
12 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 137 (36.15%) Microsoft
2 27 (7.12%) VMware
3 23 (6.07%) Oracle
4 17 (4.49%) Citrix
5 15 (3.96%) Databricks
6 10 (2.64%) Splunk
7 9 (2.37%) Google
8 8 (2.11%) HP
8 8 (2.11%) SaltStack
8 8 (2.11%) SAP
8 8 (2.11%) ServiceNow
9 7 (1.85%) Atlassian
10 6 (1.58%) Cisco
10 6 (1.58%) Cloudera
10 6 (1.58%) IBM
10 6 (1.58%) MuleSoft
10 6 (1.58%) Okta
11 5 (1.32%) CyberArk
11 5 (1.32%) Dell
11 5 (1.32%) Salesforce.com