Period
to 10 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London 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 6 months to 10 December 2018 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 > Central London
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 30 52
Rank change year-on-year +16 +22 +129
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 993 533 344
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 10.64% 6.20% 4.39%
As % of the Cloud Services category 38.05% 32.38% 29.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 822 399 292
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £400 £325 £363
90th Percentile £638 £650 £601
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Central London median hourly rate - £15.00 -
London median hourly rate £29.36 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -16.11% - +180.00%

Microsoft 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 2,610 1,646 1,186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 27.95% 19.16% 15.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,090 1,283 971
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +14.09%
10th Percentile £325 £306 £325
90th Percentile £657 £638 £613
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +6.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 27 5
Central London median hourly rate £18.76 £18.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.22% -48.57% +51.42%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.25 £14.08
90th Percentile £28.25 £32.34 £109.00
London median hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.63% -14.00% +24.29%

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Azure in Central London

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Azure in Central London

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Central London over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Central London

Microsoft 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 Microsoft Azure within the Central London region over the 6 months to 10 December 2018. 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 +15 731 £525 +5.00% 270
Southwark 0 67 £575 +4.55%
West End of London -1 48 £538 +34.38% 38
City of Westminster +5 16 £463 -2.63%
Camden -7 4 £625 +51.79%
Microsoft Azure
London

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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 Microsoft Azure.

1 358 (36.05%) Agile Software Development
2 330 (33.23%) Amazon AWS
3 307 (30.92%) Finance
4 297 (29.91%) C#
5 277 (27.90%) .NET
6 270 (27.19%) Microsoft
7 258 (25.98%) DevOps
8 246 (24.77%) SQL
9 226 (22.76%) TDD
10 212 (21.35%) Windows
11 179 (18.03%) Active Directory
12 169 (17.02%) SQL Server
13 163 (16.41%) JavaScript
14 136 (13.70%) Microservices
15 134 (13.49%) Migration
16 132 (13.29%) Office 365
17 130 (13.09%) Docker
18 127 (12.79%) Opscode Chef
18 127 (12.79%) PowerShell
19 124 (12.49%) AngularJS
19 124 (12.49%) Java
20 116 (11.68%) Scrum
21 112 (11.28%) Ansible
22 106 (10.67%) Windows Server
23 105 (10.57%) Kubernetes
24 104 (10.47%) MVC
25 103 (10.37%) Python
25 103 (10.37%) Jenkins
26 101 (10.17%) OO
26 101 (10.17%) Linux

Microsoft 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 55 (5.54%) SharePoint
2 49 (4.93%) Tomcat
3 48 (4.83%) OpenStack
4 45 (4.53%) WebSphere
5 44 (4.43%) WebLogic
6 30 (3.02%) Apache Spark
7 28 (2.82%) Elasticsearch
8 22 (2.22%) IIS
9 18 (1.81%) Skype for Business
10 12 (1.21%) MS Exchange
10 12 (1.21%) SAS
11 11 (1.11%) Cloud Foundry
11 11 (1.11%) Confluence
11 11 (1.11%) nginx
11 11 (1.11%) NServiceBus
12 10 (1.01%) Apache
13 9 (0.91%) CMS
13 9 (0.91%) Umbraco
14 5 (0.50%) Apache Pig
14 5 (0.50%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 31 (3.12%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.70%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.30%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.10%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.10%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.30%) Distributed Ledger
3 3 (0.30%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.30%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.20%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.20%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.10%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.10%) Magento
5 1 (0.10%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.10%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.10%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.10%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 330 (33.23%) Amazon AWS
2 132 (13.29%) Office 365
3 80 (8.06%) PaaS
4 74 (7.45%) Azure Active Directory
5 64 (6.45%) Google Cloud Platform
6 62 (6.24%) IaaS
7 35 (3.52%) GitHub
8 34 (3.42%) SaaS
9 33 (3.32%) Serverless
10 23 (2.32%) Dynamics 365
11 22 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
12 15 (1.51%) Azure Data Factory
13 14 (1.41%) Azure Functions
14 10 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
15 9 (0.91%) Data Lake Analytics
16 7 (0.70%) Apigee
16 7 (0.70%) Datadog
17 6 (0.60%) Amazon SQS
17 6 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
17 6 (0.60%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 55 (5.54%) Firewall
2 32 (3.22%) DNS
2 32 (3.22%) WAN
3 29 (2.92%) LAN
4 26 (2.62%) VPN
5 20 (2.01%) HTTP
5 20 (2.01%) Skype
6 18 (1.81%) DHCP
7 17 (1.71%) MPLS
8 13 (1.31%) Network Security
9 11 (1.11%) TCP/IP
9 11 (1.11%) VoIP
9 11 (1.11%) WLAN
10 10 (1.01%) Cisco ASA
10 10 (1.01%) Internet
10 10 (1.01%) Wireless
11 9 (0.91%) IPsec
11 9 (0.91%) OSPF
11 9 (0.91%) SSL
12 8 (0.81%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (17.02%) SQL Server
2 94 (9.47%) NoSQL
3 66 (6.65%) MySQL
4 62 (6.24%) Azure SQL Database
5 58 (5.84%) PostgreSQL
6 52 (5.24%) Cosmos DB
7 49 (4.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 47 (4.73%) Big Data
9 45 (4.53%) Power BI
10 40 (4.03%) Data Warehouse
11 38 (3.83%) Redis
12 37 (3.73%) Hadoop
12 37 (3.73%) MongoDB
13 36 (3.63%) Data Lake
14 31 (3.12%) Relational Database
15 29 (2.92%) SQL Server 2012
16 21 (2.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 20 (2.01%) SQL Server 2016
17 20 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 16 (1.61%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 103 (10.37%) Jenkins
2 100 (10.07%) Git (software)
3 67 (6.75%) Visual Studio Team System
4 62 (6.24%) NUnit
5 53 (5.34%) MSTest
6 39 (3.93%) Octopus Deploy
7 38 (3.83%) Visual Studio
8 37 (3.73%) TeamCity
9 36 (3.63%) JIRA
10 29 (2.92%) Team Foundation Server
11 21 (2.11%) Selenium
12 20 (2.01%) GitLab
13 17 (1.71%) SpecFlow
14 13 (1.31%) Bitbucket
14 13 (1.31%) Maven
15 10 (1.01%) Travis CI
16 9 (0.91%) CircleCI
16 9 (0.91%) Jasmine
16 9 (0.91%) Subversion
17 8 (0.81%) GoCD
General
1 307 (30.92%) Finance
2 64 (6.45%) Banking
3 38 (3.83%) Retail
4 25 (2.52%) Financial Institution
5 17 (1.71%) Law
6 15 (1.51%) Front Office
7 10 (1.01%) Advertising
8 9 (0.91%) Telecoms
9 8 (0.81%) Legal
10 6 (0.60%) Automotive
11 5 (0.50%) Billing
11 5 (0.50%) Games
11 5 (0.50%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.50%) Marketing
12 4 (0.40%) Back Office
12 4 (0.40%) Publishing
13 3 (0.30%) French Language
14 2 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.10%) Electronics
15 1 (0.10%) German Language
Job Titles
1 403 (40.58%) Developer
2 139 (14.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 128 (12.89%) .NET Developer
4 122 (12.29%) Azure Engineer
5 117 (11.78%) Architect
6 104 (10.47%) C# Developer
7 93 (9.37%) Azure DevOps
8 85 (8.56%) Azure Developer
9 78 (7.85%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 72 (7.25%) Java Developer
11 69 (6.95%) Senior Developer
12 55 (5.54%) C# .NET Developer
13 35 (3.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 35 (3.52%) Linux Engineer
14 34 (3.42%) Azure Architect
15 32 (3.22%) Cloud Engineer
15 32 (3.22%) Linux/Unix DevOps
16 31 (3.12%) Data Engineer
16 31 (3.12%) Linux DevOps Engineer
17 29 (2.92%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 277 (27.90%) .NET
2 124 (12.49%) AngularJS
3 100 (10.07%) .NET Core
4 91 (9.16%) React
5 89 (8.96%) HTML
6 86 (8.66%) CSS
6 86 (8.66%) REST
7 83 (8.36%) ASP.NET
8 76 (7.65%) Node.js
9 71 (7.15%) ASP.NET Web API
10 59 (5.94%) .NET Framework
11 51 (5.14%) RESTful
12 49 (4.93%) X-Windows
13 46 (4.63%) ASP.NET MVC
13 46 (4.63%) jQuery
14 44 (4.43%) WCF
14 44 (4.43%) Web Services
15 40 (4.03%) JSON
16 34 (3.42%) Entity Framework
16 34 (3.42%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 96 (9.67%) Greenfield Project
2 55 (5.54%) Fintech
3 39 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (3.02%) Algorithms
5 28 (2.82%) Data Centre
6 25 (2.52%) Public Cloud
7 20 (2.01%) User Experience
8 19 (1.91%) Data Structures
8 19 (1.91%) Mobile App
9 15 (1.51%) Self-Motivation
10 14 (1.41%) Management Information System
11 12 (1.21%) Hybrid Cloud
11 12 (1.21%) Tandem
12 8 (0.81%) Cloud Native
12 8 (0.81%) PKI
13 7 (0.70%) Fixed Income
13 7 (0.70%) Hedge funds
14 6 (0.60%) Private Cloud
15 5 (0.50%) Equities
15 5 (0.50%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 212 (21.35%) Windows
2 106 (10.67%) Windows Server
3 101 (10.17%) Linux
4 54 (5.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 49 (4.93%) Windows 10
6 24 (2.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (2.22%) Unix
8 21 (2.11%) Apple iOS
8 21 (2.11%) Windows 7
9 18 (1.81%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (1.71%) Android
11 6 (0.60%) Mac OS
11 6 (0.60%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.50%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.40%) CentOS
14 1 (0.10%) Debian
14 1 (0.10%) Fedora
14 1 (0.10%) VMS
14 1 (0.10%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 358 (36.05%) Agile Software Development
2 258 (25.98%) DevOps
3 226 (22.76%) TDD
4 136 (13.70%) Microservices
5 134 (13.49%) Migration
6 116 (11.68%) Scrum
7 104 (10.47%) MVC
8 101 (10.17%) OO
9 88 (8.86%) Continuous Integration
10 72 (7.25%) Analytics
11 68 (6.85%) BDD
12 67 (6.75%) Business Intelligence
13 59 (5.94%) Problem-Solving
14 56 (5.64%) Test Automation
15 53 (5.34%) Kanban
15 53 (5.34%) SOA
16 47 (4.73%) ETL
17 46 (4.63%) Software Engineering
18 44 (4.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 44 (4.43%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 297 (29.91%) C#
2 246 (24.77%) SQL
3 163 (16.41%) JavaScript
4 127 (12.79%) PowerShell
5 124 (12.49%) Java
6 103 (10.37%) Python
7 48 (4.83%) T-SQL
8 39 (3.93%) Go
9 37 (3.73%) C
10 30 (3.02%) TypeScript
11 28 (2.82%) R
12 27 (2.72%) Bash Shell
13 18 (1.81%) Scala
14 17 (1.71%) Ruby
15 14 (1.41%) Java 8
16 13 (1.31%) Perl
17 12 (1.21%) ES6
18 11 (1.11%) PHP
19 9 (0.91%) PL/SQL
20 8 (0.81%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 49 (4.93%) Degree
2 18 (1.81%) Security Cleared
3 17 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (1.61%) SC Cleared
5 14 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
6 12 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (1.01%) CCNA
7 10 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 8 (0.81%) CISM
8 8 (0.81%) CISSP
9 7 (0.70%) CCNP
10 6 (0.60%) CISA
10 6 (0.60%) MCSE
11 5 (0.50%) MCSA
12 4 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (0.40%) Master's Degree
13 3 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.20%) PhD
14 2 (0.20%) PMI Certification
14 2 (0.20%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (1.81%) QA
2 7 (0.70%) Data Quality
2 7 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.60%) HIPAA
4 5 (0.50%) GDPR
4 5 (0.50%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.50%) SLA
5 3 (0.30%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.20%) FedRAMP
6 2 (0.20%) FISMA
7 1 (0.10%) COBIT
7 1 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.10%) IFRS
7 1 (0.10%) ISO 20022
7 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.10%) PMO
7 1 (0.10%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 179 (18.03%) Active Directory
2 130 (13.09%) Docker
3 27 (2.72%) Hyper-V
3 27 (2.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (1.21%) Apache Flume
6 7 (0.70%) vSphere
6 7 (0.70%) XenApp
7 6 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (0.50%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.40%) HDFS
9 4 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.40%) XenServer
10 3 (0.30%) BitLocker
10 3 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.20%) vCloud
11 2 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.20%) Xen
12 1 (0.10%) KVM
12 1 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 127 (12.79%) Opscode Chef
2 112 (11.28%) Ansible
3 105 (10.57%) Kubernetes
4 101 (10.17%) Terraform
5 74 (7.45%) Puppet
6 49 (4.93%) SCCM
7 18 (1.81%) SCOM
8 17 (1.71%) Single Sign-On
9 15 (1.51%) Microsoft Intune
10 8 (0.81%) Consul
11 5 (0.50%) Kibana
11 5 (0.50%) logstash
11 5 (0.50%) Salt
12 4 (0.40%) AirWatch
12 4 (0.40%) Grafana
12 4 (0.40%) Graphite
12 4 (0.40%) Microsoft Clustering
12 4 (0.40%) Nagios
12 4 (0.40%) Rundeck
12 4 (0.40%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 270 (27.19%) Microsoft
2 100 (10.07%) Oracle
3 69 (6.95%) Google
4 62 (6.24%) VMware
5 38 (3.83%) Cisco
6 32 (3.22%) Citrix
7 16 (1.61%) Tableau
8 15 (1.51%) Alteryx
8 15 (1.51%) Informatica
8 15 (1.51%) Salesforce.com
8 15 (1.51%) SAP
8 15 (1.51%) Talend
9 14 (1.41%) Splunk
10 13 (1.31%) HP
11 12 (1.21%) Sitecore
12 11 (1.11%) Palo Alto
13 10 (1.01%) Meraki
13 10 (1.01%) Okta
14 9 (0.91%) CheckPoint
14 9 (0.91%) F5