Period
to 29 February 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 29 February 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
29 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 6 7 22
Rank change year-on-year +1 +15 +24
Contract jobs citing Azure 769 1,128 695
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 13.23% 12.59% 7.70%
As % of the Cloud Services category 39.72% 41.41% 33.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 575 906 569
Central London median daily rate £500 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £363 £400 £369
90th Percentile £650 £650 £640
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Central London median hourly rate £38.75 - £15.00
London median hourly rate £35.00 £29.36 £27.89
% change year-on-year +19.21% +5.29% -20.33%

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 1,936 2,724 2,083
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 33.32% 30.40% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,477 2,104 1,636
Central London median daily rate £513 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +5.00% +2.56%
10th Percentile £300 £350 £313
90th Percentile £660 £663 £625
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 20 24
Central London median hourly rate £20.25 £18.76 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.94% -7.36% +1.66%
10th Percentile £18.56 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.75 £35.00 £43.08
London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £26.69
% change year-on-year +24.44% -15.68% +24.03%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for Azure in Central London

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure in Central London

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure in Central London over the 6 months to 29 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure in Central London

Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Azure in Central London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Azure in Central London

Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Central London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure in Central London over the 6 months to 29 February 2020.

Contractor 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 29 February 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 +2 593 £513 -2.38% 416
Southwark +1 18 £463 -15.91%
City of Westminster -2 12 £550 +22.22% 2
West End of London -7 7 £425 -8.11% 4
Kensington and Chelsea - 4 £268 -
Camden +8 2 £418 -30.42% 2
Azure
London

For the 6 months to 29 February 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.

1 248 (32.25%) Microsoft
2 245 (31.86%) DevOps
3 231 (30.04%) Agile Software Development
4 230 (29.91%) SQL
5 212 (27.57%) AWS
6 187 (24.32%) Finance
6 187 (24.32%) .NET
7 168 (21.85%) C#
8 124 (16.12%) SQL Server
9 116 (15.08%) Python
10 113 (14.69%) Windows
11 110 (14.30%) Docker
12 105 (13.65%) Kubernetes
13 102 (13.26%) Active Directory
14 98 (12.74%) Analytics
14 98 (12.74%) JavaScript
15 97 (12.61%) Office 365
16 95 (12.35%) Microservices
17 94 (12.22%) Migration
18 84 (10.92%) GCP
19 76 (9.88%) TDD
20 73 (9.49%) PowerShell
21 71 (9.23%) Business Intelligence
21 71 (9.23%) Terraform
22 70 (9.10%) Test Automation
22 70 (9.10%) Azure SQL Database
23 69 (8.97%) Scrum
24 62 (8.06%) Ansible
25 61 (7.93%) Java
25 61 (7.93%) CSS

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 54 (7.02%) SharePoint
2 24 (3.12%) Confluence
3 15 (1.95%) Apache Spark
3 15 (1.95%) IIS
4 14 (1.82%) OpenStack
5 11 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
5 11 (1.43%) MS Exchange
6 9 (1.17%) Cloud Foundry
6 9 (1.17%) CMS
7 6 (0.78%) Apache
7 6 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (0.78%) SAS
7 6 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
7 6 (0.78%) Skype for Business
8 5 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (0.65%) Umbraco
9 4 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (0.52%) Jupyter
10 3 (0.39%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 14 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.52%) Zeplin
4 2 (0.26%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 26 (3.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.56%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.65%) Adobe Campaign
5 2 (0.26%) Aligne
5 2 (0.26%) Distributed Ledger
5 2 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.26%) Maximo
5 2 (0.26%) R3 Corda
6 1 (0.13%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 212 (27.57%) AWS
2 97 (12.61%) Office 365
3 84 (10.92%) GCP
4 56 (7.28%) Power Platform
5 51 (6.63%) Azure Data Factory
6 49 (6.37%) PaaS
7 45 (5.85%) Azure Active Directory
8 33 (4.29%) IaaS
9 31 (4.03%) Dynamics 365
9 31 (4.03%) SaaS
10 28 (3.64%) Serverless
11 23 (2.99%) Azure Machine Learning
12 21 (2.73%) Azure Functions
13 18 (2.34%) OpenShift
14 17 (2.21%) Azure Stack
15 14 (1.82%) GitHub
16 12 (1.56%) Amazon EKS
16 12 (1.56%) Heroku
16 12 (1.56%) PowerApps
17 10 (1.30%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 36 (4.68%) Firewall
2 32 (4.16%) DNS
3 21 (2.73%) LAN
4 20 (2.60%) DHCP
5 19 (2.47%) WAN
6 17 (2.21%) VPN
7 11 (1.43%) SAN
8 10 (1.30%) Internet
9 9 (1.17%) MPLS
9 9 (1.17%) Network Security
10 8 (1.04%) Skype
11 7 (0.91%) TCP/IP
12 6 (0.78%) NetScaler
13 5 (0.65%) Unified Communications
13 5 (0.65%) VLAN
14 4 (0.52%) HTTP
14 4 (0.52%) IP Telephony
14 4 (0.52%) SSL
14 4 (0.52%) VoIP
14 4 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (16.12%) SQL Server
2 70 (9.10%) Azure SQL Database
3 61 (7.93%) Data Warehouse
4 56 (7.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 55 (7.15%) Power BI
6 48 (6.24%) Data Lake
7 38 (4.94%) NoSQL
8 33 (4.29%) Big Data
9 29 (3.77%) Relational Database
10 28 (3.64%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 22 (2.86%) MongoDB
12 21 (2.73%) MySQL
13 20 (2.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 19 (2.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 16 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
16 14 (1.82%) Cosmos DB
16 14 (1.82%) Hadoop
17 11 (1.43%) Oracle Database
18 8 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
19 7 (0.91%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 49 (6.37%) Git (software)
2 41 (5.33%) JIRA
3 39 (5.07%) Jenkins
4 30 (3.90%) TeamCity
4 30 (3.90%) Visual Studio
5 25 (3.25%) Visual Studio Team System
6 22 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
7 20 (2.60%) Octopus Deploy
7 20 (2.60%) SpecFlow
8 19 (2.47%) Selenium
9 15 (1.95%) webpack
10 10 (1.30%) JUnit
11 8 (1.04%) JMeter
11 8 (1.04%) NUnit
12 7 (0.91%) Grunt
12 7 (0.91%) gulp
12 7 (0.91%) Postman
13 6 (0.78%) Maven
13 6 (0.78%) WebDriver
14 5 (0.65%) Fiddler
General
1 187 (24.32%) Finance
2 43 (5.59%) Banking
3 23 (2.99%) Public Sector
4 20 (2.60%) Retail
5 19 (2.47%) Marketing
6 12 (1.56%) Front Office
6 12 (1.56%) Legal
7 8 (1.04%) Investment Banking
7 8 (1.04%) Law
8 7 (0.91%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.78%) Back Office
10 5 (0.65%) Games
11 4 (0.52%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.39%) Local Government
12 3 (0.39%) Telecoms
13 2 (0.26%) Advertising
13 2 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.26%) Housing Association
14 1 (0.13%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 220 (28.61%) Developer
2 112 (14.56%) Architect
3 99 (12.87%) Azure Engineer
4 84 (10.92%) DevOps Engineer
5 59 (7.67%) .NET Developer
6 48 (6.24%) C# Developer
7 46 (5.98%) Azure Developer
8 42 (5.46%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 41 (5.33%) Data Engineer
10 32 (4.16%) Azure Architect
11 30 (3.90%) Analyst
12 28 (3.64%) Senior Developer
13 25 (3.25%) Consultant
13 25 (3.25%) Solutions Architect
14 24 (3.12%) Cloud Engineer
15 22 (2.86%) C# .NET Developer
15 22 (2.86%) Cloud Architect
15 22 (2.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 20 (2.60%) React Developer
16 20 (2.60%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 187 (24.32%) .NET
2 61 (7.93%) CSS
3 57 (7.41%) AngularJS
4 50 (6.50%) React
5 46 (5.98%) HTML
6 44 (5.72%) .NET Core
6 44 (5.72%) Node.js
7 37 (4.81%) ASP.NET
8 36 (4.68%) .NET Framework
9 34 (4.42%) Web Services
10 32 (4.16%) RESTful
11 26 (3.38%) ASP.NET Web API
12 21 (2.73%) Jest
13 19 (2.47%) REST
13 19 (2.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 18 (2.34%) jQuery
14 18 (2.34%) Redux
15 16 (2.08%) JSON
16 15 (1.95%) Kafka
17 14 (1.82%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 50 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (4.29%) Greenfield Project
3 26 (3.38%) Algorithms
3 26 (3.38%) Data Structures
4 24 (3.12%) User Experience
5 22 (2.86%) Data Centre
6 16 (2.08%) Public Cloud
7 11 (1.43%) Cloud Native
8 9 (1.17%) NHS
9 8 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (0.91%) Fixed Income
10 7 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
10 7 (0.91%) Mobile App
11 6 (0.78%) Equities
12 5 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 5 (0.65%) Management Information System
12 5 (0.65%) Marketing Technology
12 5 (0.65%) PKI
13 4 (0.52%) Linux Command Line
13 4 (0.52%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 113 (14.69%) Windows
2 57 (7.41%) Linux
3 52 (6.76%) Windows Server
4 23 (2.99%) Windows 10
5 22 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (2.47%) Unix
7 17 (2.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (1.30%) Android
9 9 (1.17%) Ubuntu
10 8 (1.04%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.65%) Apple iOS
12 5 (0.65%) CentOS
13 3 (0.39%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.26%) VMS
14 2 (0.26%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.13%) Solaris
15 1 (0.13%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (31.86%) DevOps
2 231 (30.04%) Agile Software Development
3 98 (12.74%) Analytics
4 95 (12.35%) Microservices
5 94 (12.22%) Migration
6 76 (9.88%) TDD
7 71 (9.23%) Business Intelligence
8 70 (9.10%) Test Automation
9 69 (8.97%) Scrum
10 50 (6.50%) MVC
11 48 (6.24%) Data Modelling
11 48 (6.24%) Problem-Solving
12 47 (6.11%) ETL
13 42 (5.46%) Machine Learning
14 39 (5.07%) Kanban
14 39 (5.07%) Software Engineering
15 35 (4.55%) Artificial Intelligence
16 34 (4.42%) Fintech
17 33 (4.29%) BDD
18 30 (3.90%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 230 (29.91%) SQL
2 168 (21.85%) C#
3 116 (15.08%) Python
4 98 (12.74%) JavaScript
5 73 (9.49%) PowerShell
6 61 (7.93%) Java
7 30 (3.90%) TypeScript
8 28 (3.64%) T-SQL
9 15 (1.95%) ES6
10 13 (1.69%) C++
11 12 (1.56%) Go
12 11 (1.43%) Bash Shell
12 11 (1.43%) PHP
12 11 (1.43%) PL/SQL
12 11 (1.43%) Ruby
13 9 (1.17%) Shell Script
14 8 (1.04%) C
15 7 (0.91%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 7 (0.91%) Scala
16 6 (0.78%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 33 (4.29%) Security Cleared
2 28 (3.64%) SC Cleared
3 22 (2.86%) Degree
4 10 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.65%) Master's Degree
7 4 (0.52%) CISSP
7 4 (0.52%) PhD
8 3 (0.39%) CCNA
8 3 (0.39%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (0.39%) MCSA
8 3 (0.39%) MCSE
8 3 (0.39%) PMP
9 2 (0.26%) CCIE
9 2 (0.26%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 2 (0.26%) CCNP
9 2 (0.26%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.26%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.73%) QA
2 10 (1.30%) SLA
3 7 (0.91%) GDPR
4 5 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 4 (0.52%) NIST
6 3 (0.39%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.26%) NCSC
7 2 (0.26%) NIST 800
7 2 (0.26%) Web Application Security Consortium
8 1 (0.13%) GxP
8 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.13%) PMO
System Software
1 110 (14.30%) Docker
2 102 (13.26%) Active Directory
3 21 (2.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (2.60%) vSphere
5 19 (2.47%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (1.43%) Hyper-V
7 9 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.52%) XenApp
9 3 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.26%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 2 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.26%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.26%) VMware Server
10 2 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.13%) HDFS
11 1 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.13%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.13%) UAG
11 1 (0.13%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 105 (13.65%) Kubernetes
2 71 (9.23%) Terraform
3 62 (8.06%) Ansible
4 33 (4.29%) SCCM
5 28 (3.64%) Puppet
6 19 (2.47%) Microsoft Intune
7 16 (2.08%) Single Sign-On
8 11 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (1.04%) Consul
9 8 (1.04%) SCOM
10 7 (0.91%) MIIS
11 4 (0.52%) Grafana
11 4 (0.52%) Graphite
12 3 (0.39%) Jamf Pro
12 3 (0.39%) logstash
12 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 2 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
13 2 (0.26%) DatAdvantage
13 2 (0.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 2 (0.26%) Kibana
Vendors
1 248 (32.25%) Microsoft
2 42 (5.46%) VMware
3 39 (5.07%) Google
4 33 (4.29%) Cisco
5 26 (3.38%) Oracle
6 23 (2.99%) Databricks
7 19 (2.47%) SAP
8 18 (2.34%) Citrix
9 14 (1.82%) Atlassian
10 12 (1.56%) Informatica
11 10 (1.30%) ServiceNow
12 9 (1.17%) F5
12 9 (1.17%) IBM
12 9 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
12 9 (1.17%) Tableau
12 9 (1.17%) Talend
13 8 (1.04%) HP
13 8 (1.04%) Meraki
13 8 (1.04%) Sitecore
14 7 (0.91%) Xamarin