Period
to 3 June 2020

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 3 June 2020 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
3 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 7 7 16
Rank change year-on-year 0 +9 +35
Contract jobs citing Azure 499 1,181 839
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 13.67% 14.24% 9.18%
As % of the Cloud Services category 41.90% 43.79% 35.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 980 712
Median daily rate £500 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £374 £410 £396
90th Percentile £658 £675 £663
London median daily rate £525 £525 £513
% change year-on-year - +2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Median hourly rate £45.00 £40.25 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.80% -26.82% -
10th Percentile £35.00 £24.03 £52.50
90th Percentile £57.50 £56.68 £57.50
London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.49
% change year-on-year - -1.38% -

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 1,191 2,697 2,397
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 32.63% 32.51% 26.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 875 2,105 1,869
Median daily rate £500 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +2.56%
10th Percentile £300 £363 £325
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 16
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.84% +1.25% +25.16%
10th Percentile £18.15 £13.83 £16.25
90th Percentile £57.88 £53.03 £40.63
Median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £26.60
% change year-on-year +32.08% -0.36% +32.46%

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 3 June 2020.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Central London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Azure in Central London over the 6 months to 3 June 2020.

Hourly rate histogram 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 3 June 2020. 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 +1 378 £513 -2.38% 119
City of Westminster +8 13 £600 +1.05%
West End of London -3 6 £600 +11.63% 2
Southwark +4 4 £450 -14.29%
Camden +3 1 £310 -12.98% 2
Kensington and Chelsea - 1 £300 -
Azure
London

For the 6 months to 3 June 2020, 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.

1 178 (35.67%) DevOps
2 168 (33.67%) AWS
3 165 (33.07%) Microsoft
4 161 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
5 130 (26.05%) Finance
6 119 (23.85%) SQL
7 94 (18.84%) Kubernetes
8 93 (18.64%) .NET
9 88 (17.64%) Python
10 87 (17.43%) Docker
11 82 (16.43%) C#
12 76 (15.23%) Windows
13 71 (14.23%) SQL Server
14 70 (14.03%) Microservices
14 70 (14.03%) GCP
15 68 (13.63%) Java
15 68 (13.63%) Test Automation
16 56 (11.22%) Active Directory
17 53 (10.62%) Terraform
18 49 (9.82%) Linux
18 49 (9.82%) PowerShell
19 48 (9.62%) JavaScript
19 48 (9.62%) Ansible
20 47 (9.42%) Git (software)
21 46 (9.22%) Analytics
22 45 (9.02%) TDD
22 45 (9.02%) Business Intelligence
23 44 (8.82%) Problem-Solving
24 43 (8.62%) Office 365
25 42 (8.42%) Migration

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 23 (4.61%) SharePoint
2 15 (3.01%) Confluence
3 13 (2.61%) Apache Spark
4 7 (1.40%) Apache
4 7 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (1.40%) Skype for Business
5 6 (1.20%) MS Exchange
5 6 (1.20%) SAS
6 5 (1.00%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.60%) Apache Airflow
8 3 (0.60%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.40%) Anypoint
9 2 (0.40%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.40%) Jupyter
9 2 (0.40%) Mule ESB
9 2 (0.40%) nginx
9 2 (0.40%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (3.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.40%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.60%) Chatbot
3 3 (0.60%) Zeplin
4 1 (0.20%) Figma
4 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (2.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (1.00%) Adobe Campaign
4 4 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.40%) Maximo
6 1 (0.20%) Infor SunSystems
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 168 (33.67%) AWS
2 70 (14.03%) GCP
3 43 (8.62%) Office 365
4 27 (5.41%) Azure Data Factory
5 24 (4.81%) Power Platform
5 24 (4.81%) SaaS
6 22 (4.41%) Azure Active Directory
6 22 (4.41%) GitHub
7 18 (3.61%) IaaS
7 18 (3.61%) PaaS
8 17 (3.41%) Amazon EKS
8 17 (3.41%) OpenShift
8 17 (3.41%) Serverless
9 14 (2.81%) Dynamics 365
10 11 (2.20%) Azure Stack
11 10 (2.00%) AWS Lambda
12 8 (1.60%) Azure Functions
12 8 (1.60%) Heroku
13 7 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
14 6 (1.20%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 22 (4.41%) DNS
2 15 (3.01%) Firewall
3 12 (2.40%) DHCP
3 12 (2.40%) HTTPS
4 11 (2.20%) SSL
5 10 (2.00%) Skype
6 9 (1.80%) Internet
6 9 (1.80%) LAN
6 9 (1.80%) VPN
6 9 (1.80%) WAN
7 7 (1.40%) SAN
8 5 (1.00%) TCP/IP
9 4 (0.80%) Network Security
10 3 (0.60%) HTTP
10 3 (0.60%) MPLS
10 3 (0.60%) SMTP
10 3 (0.60%) VLAN
11 2 (0.40%) IP Telephony
11 2 (0.40%) SNMP
11 2 (0.40%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (14.23%) SQL Server
2 37 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
3 35 (7.01%) Azure SQL Database
4 32 (6.41%) NoSQL
5 28 (5.61%) Big Data
5 28 (5.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 26 (5.21%) Data Lake
7 23 (4.61%) Power BI
8 17 (3.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 16 (3.21%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 16 (3.21%) MySQL
10 15 (3.01%) MongoDB
11 13 (2.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 12 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
13 11 (2.20%) Cosmos DB
14 9 (1.80%) Relational Database
14 9 (1.80%) SSDT
15 8 (1.60%) Hadoop
16 6 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
16 6 (1.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 47 (9.42%) Git (software)
2 35 (7.01%) Jenkins
3 24 (4.81%) JIRA
3 24 (4.81%) Visual Studio
4 19 (3.81%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (3.01%) Selenium
5 15 (3.01%) Visual Studio Team System
6 12 (2.40%) SpecFlow
6 12 (2.40%) TeamCity
7 11 (2.20%) Sonatype Nexus
8 9 (1.80%) JUnit
8 9 (1.80%) Octopus Deploy
9 7 (1.40%) Bitbucket
9 7 (1.40%) Cypress.io
9 7 (1.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 7 (1.40%) webpack
10 6 (1.20%) GitLab
10 6 (1.20%) JMeter
10 6 (1.20%) Mockito
11 5 (1.00%) Maven
General
1 130 (26.05%) Finance
2 28 (5.61%) Banking
3 26 (5.21%) Public Sector
4 16 (3.21%) Front Office
4 16 (3.21%) Marketing
5 12 (2.40%) Retail
6 8 (1.60%) Games
7 7 (1.40%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.20%) Law
8 6 (1.20%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.00%) Back Office
9 5 (1.00%) Electronics
10 4 (0.80%) Legal
10 4 (0.80%) Local Government
11 3 (0.60%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.40%) Advertising
12 2 (0.40%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.40%) French Language
12 2 (0.40%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 132 (26.45%) Developer
2 76 (15.23%) Architect
3 62 (12.42%) DevOps Engineer
4 54 (10.82%) Azure Engineer
5 31 (6.21%) Data Engineer
6 30 (6.01%) Analyst
7 26 (5.21%) Cloud Engineer
7 26 (5.21%) Senior Developer
8 25 (5.01%) Azure Developer
9 24 (4.81%) Java Developer
10 23 (4.61%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 22 (4.41%) Azure Architect
12 21 (4.21%) Solutions Architect
13 20 (4.01%) Azure DevOps
13 20 (4.01%) C# Developer
13 20 (4.01%) Consultant
14 18 (3.61%) .NET Developer
15 16 (3.21%) Cloud Architect
16 14 (2.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 13 (2.61%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (18.64%) .NET
2 33 (6.61%) CSS
2 33 (6.61%) Node.js
3 28 (5.61%) React
4 26 (5.21%) RESTful
5 25 (5.01%) .NET Core
6 24 (4.81%) AngularJS
7 23 (4.61%) HTML
8 22 (4.41%) Web Services
9 21 (4.21%) Spring
10 17 (3.41%) ASP.NET
11 16 (3.21%) Jest
12 15 (3.01%) Redux
13 14 (2.81%) ASP.NET Web API
13 14 (2.81%) Kafka
14 12 (2.40%) .NET Framework
15 11 (2.20%) Spring Boot
16 10 (2.00%) GraphQL
16 10 (2.00%) JSON
16 10 (2.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 36 (7.21%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (4.01%) Management Information System
3 17 (3.41%) Cloud Native
4 16 (3.21%) Algorithms
5 15 (3.01%) Data Centre
5 15 (3.01%) User Experience
6 13 (2.61%) Data Structures
6 13 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (2.40%) Greenfield Project
8 9 (1.80%) NHS
8 9 (1.80%) Public Cloud
9 8 (1.60%) Linux Command Line
10 7 (1.40%) Fixed Income
11 6 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
11 6 (1.20%) Mobile App
12 5 (1.00%) Equities
12 5 (1.00%) Marketing Technology
13 3 (0.60%) SCORM
13 3 (0.60%) Self-Motivation
13 3 (0.60%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 76 (15.23%) Windows
2 49 (9.82%) Linux
3 30 (6.01%) Windows Server
4 19 (3.81%) Unix
5 17 (3.41%) Windows 10
6 14 (2.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (2.20%) Windows Server 2016
8 8 (1.60%) Android
8 8 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (1.40%) Mac OS X
9 7 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.80%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.40%) CentOS
11 2 (0.40%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.40%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.20%) Debian
12 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.20%) Solaris
12 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.20%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (35.67%) DevOps
2 161 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (14.03%) Microservices
4 68 (13.63%) Test Automation
5 46 (9.22%) Analytics
6 45 (9.02%) Business Intelligence
6 45 (9.02%) TDD
7 44 (8.82%) Problem-Solving
8 42 (8.42%) Migration
9 41 (8.22%) Continuous Integration
10 39 (7.82%) Scrum
11 36 (7.21%) SDLC
12 31 (6.21%) Computer Science
12 31 (6.21%) ETL
13 29 (5.81%) Data Modelling
14 28 (5.61%) Software Engineering
15 26 (5.21%) Machine Learning
16 25 (5.01%) Artificial Intelligence
16 25 (5.01%) Continuous Delivery
17 24 (4.81%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 119 (23.85%) SQL
2 88 (17.64%) Python
3 82 (16.43%) C#
4 68 (13.63%) Java
5 49 (9.82%) PowerShell
6 48 (9.62%) JavaScript
7 23 (4.61%) T-SQL
8 19 (3.81%) TypeScript
9 18 (3.61%) Bash Shell
10 16 (3.21%) Java 8
11 11 (2.20%) PHP
11 11 (2.20%) R
12 10 (2.00%) Go
13 9 (1.80%) Groovy
14 8 (1.60%) Shell Script
15 7 (1.40%) C++
15 7 (1.40%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 7 (1.40%) ES6
15 7 (1.40%) Scala
16 6 (1.20%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 28 (5.61%) Security Cleared
2 23 (4.61%) SC Cleared
3 21 (4.21%) Degree
4 8 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.60%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 2 (0.40%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.40%) CCNA
8 2 (0.40%) CCSP
8 2 (0.40%) CISSP
8 2 (0.40%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.40%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.40%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.40%) PhD
8 2 (0.40%) PMP
8 2 (0.40%) SSCP
9 1 (0.20%) CISM
9 1 (0.20%) MCSA
9 1 (0.20%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.41%) QA
2 6 (1.20%) GDPR
3 5 (1.00%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.80%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (0.80%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 4 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.60%) SLA
5 3 (0.60%) WCAG
6 1 (0.20%) Basel III
6 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.20%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 87 (17.43%) Docker
2 56 (11.22%) Active Directory
3 14 (2.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (1.40%) vSphere
6 5 (1.00%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.80%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.80%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (0.80%) XenApp
8 3 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.20%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 1 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.20%) UAG
9 1 (0.20%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 94 (18.84%) Kubernetes
2 53 (10.62%) Terraform
3 48 (9.62%) Ansible
4 18 (3.61%) SCCM
5 11 (2.20%) Puppet
6 10 (2.00%) Prometheus
7 9 (1.80%) Microsoft Intune
7 9 (1.80%) SCOM
8 8 (1.60%) Grafana
9 7 (1.40%) Single Sign-On
10 5 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.80%) Kubeflow
12 3 (0.60%) Kibana
12 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 3 (0.60%) Rancher
12 3 (0.60%) Zipkin
13 2 (0.40%) DatAdvantage
13 2 (0.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 2 (0.40%) logstash
13 2 (0.40%) WSUS
Vendors
1 165 (33.07%) Microsoft
2 27 (5.41%) VMware
3 23 (4.61%) Google
4 18 (3.61%) Citrix
4 18 (3.61%) Oracle
5 17 (3.41%) Cisco
5 17 (3.41%) SAP
6 13 (2.61%) Databricks
7 9 (1.80%) Atlassian
8 8 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (1.40%) IBM
9 7 (1.40%) ServiceNow
10 6 (1.20%) Adobe
10 6 (1.20%) Tableau
11 5 (1.00%) CyberArk
11 5 (1.00%) HP
11 5 (1.00%) Red Hat
12 4 (0.80%) Meraki
13 3 (0.60%) Talend
13 3 (0.60%) Xamarin