Period
to 11 December 2019

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 11 December 2019 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
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 14 30
Rank change year-on-year +8 +16 +22
Contract jobs citing Azure 967 986 536
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 13.64% 10.54% 6.20%
As % of the Cloud Services category 39.70% 36.21% 31.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 763 818 402
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £363 £396 £325
90th Percentile £650 £638 £649
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Central London median hourly rate £22.50 - £15.00
London median hourly rate £56.00 £29.36 £35.00
% change year-on-year +90.74% -16.11% -

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 2,436 2,723 1,722
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 34.35% 29.12% 19.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,876 2,176 1,345
Central London median daily rate £520 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.95% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £313 £319 £310
90th Percentile £660 £650 £638
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 17 31
Central London median hourly rate £20.83 £18.76 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.03% -1.26% -42.86%
10th Percentile £17.73 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £28.25 £31.00
London median hourly rate £22.72 £19.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +19.55% -11.63% -14.00%

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 11 December 2019.

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 11 December 2019.

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 11 December 2019. 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 +10 797 £525 - 402
Southwark +10 40 £500 -13.04%
West End of London -5 9 £500 -6.98% 1
City of Westminster -8 6 £606 +31.08%
Camden +10 5 £525 -16.00% 1
Kensington and Chelsea - 5 £268 -
Azure
London

For the 6 months to 11 December 2019, 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.

1 323 (33.40%) DevOps
2 300 (31.02%) Microsoft
3 298 (30.82%) Agile Software Development
4 284 (29.37%) SQL
5 267 (27.61%) .NET
6 256 (26.47%) AWS
7 253 (26.16%) C#
8 248 (25.65%) Finance
9 197 (20.37%) SQL Server
10 164 (16.96%) Microservices
11 158 (16.34%) JavaScript
12 151 (15.62%) Docker
13 150 (15.51%) Windows
14 144 (14.89%) Kubernetes
15 140 (14.48%) Python
16 136 (14.06%) Active Directory
17 130 (13.44%) Office 365
18 125 (12.93%) Migration
19 116 (12.00%) TDD
19 116 (12.00%) PowerShell
20 107 (11.07%) AngularJS
20 107 (11.07%) GCP
21 101 (10.44%) Scrum
22 98 (10.13%) Business Intelligence
23 96 (9.93%) Terraform
24 92 (9.51%) Analytics
25 85 (8.79%) CSS
26 83 (8.58%) MVC
27 81 (8.38%) Test Automation
28 80 (8.27%) Git (software)

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 77 (7.96%) SharePoint
2 28 (2.90%) IIS
3 24 (2.48%) Confluence
4 23 (2.38%) Apache Spark
5 16 (1.65%) Elasticsearch
6 15 (1.55%) OpenStack
7 14 (1.45%) CMS
8 13 (1.34%) MS Exchange
9 12 (1.24%) Cloud Foundry
10 8 (0.83%) Skype for Business
11 7 (0.72%) Tomcat
12 6 (0.62%) Apache
12 6 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
13 5 (0.52%) JBoss
13 5 (0.52%) Jupyter
13 5 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (0.52%) Umbraco
13 5 (0.52%) WebLogic
14 3 (0.31%) EPiServer
Applications
1 22 (2.28%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.21%) InfoPath
3 2 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.10%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.10%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.10%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 31 (3.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.21%) Aligne
5 2 (0.21%) Distributed Ledger
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.21%) R3 Corda
6 1 (0.10%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.10%) Primavera
6 1 (0.10%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.10%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 256 (26.47%) AWS
2 130 (13.44%) Office 365
3 107 (11.07%) GCP
4 78 (8.07%) Azure Active Directory
5 67 (6.93%) Power Platform
6 62 (6.41%) Azure Data Factory
7 59 (6.10%) PaaS
8 45 (4.65%) IaaS
9 43 (4.45%) Serverless
10 34 (3.52%) Dynamics 365
11 29 (3.00%) Azure Functions
12 20 (2.07%) GitHub
12 20 (2.07%) SaaS
13 18 (1.86%) Azure Machine Learning
14 12 (1.24%) AWS Lambda
14 12 (1.24%) Data Lake Analytics
15 11 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
15 11 (1.14%) PowerApps
16 10 (1.03%) Heroku
16 10 (1.03%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 46 (4.76%) Firewall
2 31 (3.21%) DNS
3 27 (2.79%) VPN
4 23 (2.38%) LAN
5 21 (2.17%) WAN
6 18 (1.86%) DHCP
7 13 (1.34%) Internet
8 12 (1.24%) MPLS
8 12 (1.24%) SAN
8 12 (1.24%) Wi-Fi
9 11 (1.14%) Skype
10 10 (1.03%) TCP/IP
11 9 (0.93%) Network Security
11 9 (0.93%) VLAN
12 8 (0.83%) IP Telephony
13 6 (0.62%) NetScaler
13 6 (0.62%) Unified Communications
14 5 (0.52%) VoIP
14 5 (0.52%) Wireless
15 4 (0.41%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 197 (20.37%) SQL Server
2 78 (8.07%) Data Warehouse
2 78 (8.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 74 (7.65%) Azure SQL Database
4 66 (6.83%) Power BI
5 61 (6.31%) Data Lake
6 53 (5.48%) NoSQL
7 46 (4.76%) Big Data
8 39 (4.03%) Relational Database
9 32 (3.31%) Cosmos DB
10 31 (3.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 30 (3.10%) MongoDB
11 30 (3.10%) PostgreSQL
12 29 (3.00%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 24 (2.48%) MySQL
14 23 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 18 (1.86%) Hadoop
16 17 (1.76%) Redis
17 12 (1.24%) Oracle Database
17 12 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 80 (8.27%) Git (software)
2 56 (5.79%) Jenkins
3 46 (4.76%) JIRA
4 38 (3.93%) TeamCity
5 37 (3.83%) Visual Studio
5 37 (3.83%) Visual Studio Team System
6 26 (2.69%) Octopus Deploy
6 26 (2.69%) Team Foundation Server
7 21 (2.17%) Selenium
8 20 (2.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 19 (1.96%) webpack
10 15 (1.55%) SpecFlow
11 12 (1.24%) NUnit
12 11 (1.14%) Maven
13 10 (1.03%) Cucumber
13 10 (1.03%) gulp
14 9 (0.93%) Babel
14 9 (0.93%) Postman
14 9 (0.93%) WebDriver
15 8 (0.83%) Grunt
General
1 248 (25.65%) Finance
2 55 (5.69%) Banking
3 26 (2.69%) Public Sector
4 24 (2.48%) Retail
5 19 (1.96%) Front Office
6 18 (1.86%) Marketing
7 16 (1.65%) Law
8 13 (1.34%) Advertising
8 13 (1.34%) Legal
9 12 (1.24%) Investment Banking
10 9 (0.93%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.83%) Publishing
12 7 (0.72%) Telecoms
13 5 (0.52%) Electronics
14 4 (0.41%) Back Office
14 4 (0.41%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.31%) Games
15 3 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
16 2 (0.21%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 305 (31.54%) Developer
2 125 (12.93%) Architect
2 125 (12.93%) Azure Engineer
3 113 (11.69%) DevOps Engineer
4 91 (9.41%) .NET Developer
5 86 (8.89%) Azure DevOps
6 71 (7.34%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 66 (6.83%) C# Developer
8 58 (6.00%) Azure Developer
9 43 (4.45%) Analyst
9 43 (4.45%) Senior Developer
10 38 (3.93%) Azure Architect
10 38 (3.93%) Data Engineer
10 38 (3.93%) Full Stack Developer
11 34 (3.52%) Angular Developer
12 33 (3.41%) Consultant
13 32 (3.31%) Kubernetes Engineer
13 32 (3.31%) React Developer
14 31 (3.21%) C# .NET Developer
14 31 (3.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 267 (27.61%) .NET
2 107 (11.07%) AngularJS
3 85 (8.79%) CSS
4 77 (7.96%) .NET Core
4 77 (7.96%) React
5 71 (7.34%) ASP.NET
6 68 (7.03%) Node.js
7 64 (6.62%) .NET Framework
8 61 (6.31%) HTML
9 49 (5.07%) ASP.NET Web API
9 49 (5.07%) REST
10 41 (4.24%) RESTful
10 41 (4.24%) Web Services
11 33 (3.41%) Kafka
12 31 (3.21%) ASP.NET MVC
13 29 (3.00%) JSON
14 28 (2.90%) Entity Framework
14 28 (2.90%) HTML5
15 26 (2.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 23 (2.38%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 60 (6.20%) Greenfield Project
2 48 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (3.83%) Public Cloud
4 29 (3.00%) User Experience
5 27 (2.79%) Data Structures
6 25 (2.59%) Algorithms
7 20 (2.07%) Data Centre
8 15 (1.55%) Hybrid Cloud
9 13 (1.34%) Cloud Native
10 9 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (0.93%) Mobile App
10 9 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
11 7 (0.72%) Fixed Income
11 7 (0.72%) Linux Command Line
12 6 (0.62%) Derivative
12 6 (0.62%) Replication
12 6 (0.62%) Social Media
13 5 (0.52%) Management Information System
13 5 (0.52%) PKI
14 3 (0.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 150 (15.51%) Windows
2 70 (7.24%) Linux
3 58 (6.00%) Windows Server
4 30 (3.10%) Windows 10
5 26 (2.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (2.07%) Unix
8 17 (1.76%) Android
9 14 (1.45%) Ubuntu
10 13 (1.34%) Apple iOS
10 13 (1.34%) Windows 7
11 9 (0.93%) CentOS
12 8 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.52%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.52%) VMS
14 4 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.21%) Debian
15 2 (0.21%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.10%) CoreOS
16 1 (0.10%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 323 (33.40%) DevOps
2 298 (30.82%) Agile Software Development
3 164 (16.96%) Microservices
4 125 (12.93%) Migration
5 116 (12.00%) TDD
6 101 (10.44%) Scrum
7 98 (10.13%) Business Intelligence
8 92 (9.51%) Analytics
9 83 (8.58%) MVC
10 81 (8.38%) Test Automation
11 60 (6.20%) Problem-Solving
12 58 (6.00%) ETL
13 52 (5.38%) Data Modelling
14 51 (5.27%) Continuous Integration
15 50 (5.17%) BDD
16 48 (4.96%) Software Engineering
17 45 (4.65%) Fintech
17 45 (4.65%) Kanban
18 40 (4.14%) Asset Management
19 39 (4.03%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 284 (29.37%) SQL
2 253 (26.16%) C#
3 158 (16.34%) JavaScript
4 140 (14.48%) Python
5 116 (12.00%) PowerShell
6 69 (7.14%) Java
7 49 (5.07%) TypeScript
8 37 (3.83%) T-SQL
9 26 (2.69%) ES6
10 25 (2.59%) Bash Shell
11 19 (1.96%) Scala
12 18 (1.86%) C++
13 13 (1.34%) Go
13 13 (1.34%) PL/SQL
13 13 (1.34%) Ruby
14 10 (1.03%) VB
15 9 (0.93%) C
15 9 (0.93%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 9 (0.93%) R
15 9 (0.93%) VBA
Qualifications
1 39 (4.03%) Degree
2 37 (3.83%) Security Cleared
3 29 (3.00%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (0.72%) CISSP
6 7 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (0.72%) Master's Degree
7 5 (0.52%) PhD
8 4 (0.41%) CCIE
8 4 (0.41%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.41%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.41%) MCSE
9 3 (0.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (0.31%) MCSA
9 3 (0.31%) SANS
10 2 (0.21%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 2 (0.21%) CCNA
10 2 (0.21%) MCP
10 2 (0.21%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.69%) QA
2 18 (1.86%) SLA
3 6 (0.62%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.52%) GDPR
5 4 (0.41%) NIST
6 3 (0.31%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.21%) NCSC
7 2 (0.21%) NIST 800
7 2 (0.21%) Web Application Security Consortium
8 1 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.10%) GxP
8 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.10%) PMO
System Software
1 151 (15.62%) Docker
2 136 (14.06%) Active Directory
3 28 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
5 19 (1.96%) Hyper-V
6 18 (1.86%) vSphere
7 10 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.41%) VMware Server
9 4 (0.41%) XenApp
10 3 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.31%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.21%) HDFS
11 2 (0.21%) NFS
11 2 (0.21%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.10%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 1 (0.10%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 144 (14.89%) Kubernetes
2 96 (9.93%) Terraform
3 57 (5.89%) Ansible
4 42 (4.34%) SCCM
5 33 (3.41%) Puppet
6 30 (3.10%) Microsoft Intune
7 24 (2.48%) Single Sign-On
8 20 (2.07%) Opscode Chef
9 11 (1.14%) MIIS
10 8 (0.83%) Consul
11 6 (0.62%) SCOM
12 5 (0.52%) FortiGate
12 5 (0.52%) WSUS
13 4 (0.41%) logstash
13 4 (0.41%) Mesos
14 3 (0.31%) Graphite
14 3 (0.31%) Jamf Pro
14 3 (0.31%) Marathon
14 3 (0.31%) Salt
15 2 (0.21%) CASB
Vendors
1 300 (31.02%) Microsoft
2 55 (5.69%) VMware
3 53 (5.48%) Google
4 41 (4.24%) Oracle
5 28 (2.90%) Cisco
5 28 (2.90%) Citrix
6 27 (2.79%) Databricks
7 16 (1.65%) SAP
8 13 (1.34%) Red Hat
8 13 (1.34%) Tableau
9 12 (1.24%) Sitecore
10 11 (1.14%) Atlassian
10 11 (1.14%) Cloudera
10 11 (1.14%) Informatica
11 9 (0.93%) MuleSoft
11 9 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
11 9 (0.93%) ServiceNow
12 8 (0.83%) Apple
13 7 (0.72%) HP
13 7 (0.72%) Sybase