Period
to 19 July 2019

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 19 July 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 (formerly Windows Azure)
London > Central London
6 months to
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 17 51
Rank change year-on-year +11 +34 +10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 1,280 879 340
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 14.80% 9.48% 4.47%
As % of the Cloud Services category 43.69% 34.78% 27.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,064 747 254
Central London median daily rate £525 £510 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +4.62% +2.63%
10th Percentile £413 £388 £307
90th Percentile £675 £671 £646
London median daily rate £525 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 £55.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.91% - -
London median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year -17.65% - -

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 2,930 2,527 1,259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 33.87% 27.24% 16.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,334 2,000 971
Central London median daily rate £525 £506 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +1.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £363 £335 £285
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 16 20
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £21.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% -5.46% -3.84%
10th Percentile £17.50 £16.25 £13.31
90th Percentile £62.60 £34.00 £30.23
London median hourly rate £24.50 £22.95 £21.50
% change year-on-year +6.75% +6.74% -14.00%

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 19 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Central London

Microsoft 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 Microsoft Azure in Central London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Azure in Central London

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Central London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Central London over the 6 months to 19 July 2019.

Contractor hourly 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 19 July 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 +11 993 £525 +2.44% 341
Southwark +15 104 £525 -4.55%
City of Westminster +2 38 £600 +14.29% 1
West End of London -7 30 £558 +1.45%
Camden +1 2 £356 -38.04%
Kensington and Chelsea - 1 £300 -
Microsoft Azure
London

For the 6 months to 19 July 2019, 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.

1 431 (33.67%) Amazon AWS
2 420 (32.81%) DevOps
3 355 (27.73%) Agile Software Development
4 339 (26.48%) Microsoft
5 332 (25.94%) Finance
6 330 (25.78%) SQL
7 285 (22.27%) Microservices
8 274 (21.41%) .NET
9 270 (21.09%) Kubernetes
10 260 (20.31%) C#
11 254 (19.84%) Docker
12 204 (15.94%) JavaScript
13 203 (15.86%) SQL Server
14 193 (15.08%) PowerShell
15 190 (14.84%) Python
16 187 (14.61%) Active Directory
17 185 (14.45%) Windows
18 173 (13.52%) Migration
19 163 (12.73%) Office 365
20 160 (12.50%) Google Cloud Platform
21 151 (11.80%) TDD
22 145 (11.33%) Scrum
23 141 (11.02%) AngularJS
24 137 (10.70%) Linux
25 136 (10.63%) Git (software)
26 133 (10.39%) Google
27 125 (9.77%) Azure SQL Database
28 121 (9.45%) Node.js
29 115 (8.98%) Java
30 112 (8.75%) Big Data

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 81 (6.33%) Apache Spark
2 71 (5.55%) SharePoint
3 68 (5.31%) Apache
4 46 (3.59%) Apache Airflow
5 33 (2.58%) Confluence
6 26 (2.03%) Elasticsearch
6 26 (2.03%) MS Exchange
7 25 (1.95%) IIS
8 22 (1.72%) Skype for Business
9 14 (1.09%) OpenStack
10 12 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
10 12 (0.94%) Tomcat
11 9 (0.70%) CMS
12 8 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
13 6 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
14 5 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.39%) JBoss
14 5 (0.39%) nginx
15 4 (0.31%) WebLogic
16 3 (0.23%) SAS
Applications
1 22 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.23%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.078%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.078%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.078%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.078%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.078%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.86%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.23%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 3 (0.23%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.16%) Primavera
6 2 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.078%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.078%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.078%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.078%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.078%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 1 (0.078%) Oracle iProcurement
7 1 (0.078%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.078%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.078%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 431 (33.67%) Amazon AWS
2 163 (12.73%) Office 365
3 160 (12.50%) Google Cloud Platform
4 112 (8.75%) Azure Active Directory
5 95 (7.42%) Serverless
6 79 (6.17%) PaaS
7 71 (5.55%) IaaS
7 71 (5.55%) Power Platform
8 56 (4.38%) Azure Data Factory
9 48 (3.75%) Azure Functions
10 36 (2.81%) OpenShift
11 34 (2.66%) SaaS
12 29 (2.27%) AWS Lambda
13 28 (2.19%) GitHub
14 26 (2.03%) Dynamics 365
15 15 (1.17%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
16 12 (0.94%) OneDrive
17 8 (0.63%) Apigee
17 8 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
17 8 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 72 (5.63%) Firewall
2 63 (4.92%) DNS
3 32 (2.50%) DHCP
4 27 (2.11%) Internet
5 26 (2.03%) SAN
6 25 (1.95%) TCP/IP
7 24 (1.88%) VPN
8 22 (1.72%) Skype
9 21 (1.64%) LAN
9 21 (1.64%) WAN
10 16 (1.25%) Wireless
11 14 (1.09%) Network Security
12 13 (1.02%) HTTP
12 13 (1.02%) OSPF
12 13 (1.02%) VLAN
13 12 (0.94%) SMTP
14 11 (0.86%) MPLS
15 10 (0.78%) IP Telephony
16 9 (0.70%) BGP
16 9 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (15.86%) SQL Server
2 125 (9.77%) Azure SQL Database
3 112 (8.75%) Big Data
4 84 (6.56%) Data Warehouse
5 79 (6.17%) Data Lake
6 70 (5.47%) Cosmos DB
7 65 (5.08%) Power BI
8 60 (4.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 55 (4.30%) Relational Database
10 49 (3.83%) MongoDB
11 42 (3.28%) NoSQL
12 38 (2.97%) PostgreSQL
13 35 (2.73%) Redis
14 33 (2.58%) MySQL
15 32 (2.50%) Hadoop
16 30 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 29 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 27 (2.11%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
19 25 (1.95%) SQL Server 2017
20 24 (1.88%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 136 (10.63%) Git (software)
2 108 (8.44%) Jenkins
3 75 (5.86%) Visual Studio Team System
4 52 (4.06%) JIRA
5 46 (3.59%) TeamCity
5 46 (3.59%) Visual Studio
6 41 (3.20%) Team Foundation Server
7 30 (2.34%) Octopus Deploy
8 27 (2.11%) Selenium
9 25 (1.95%) Mockito
9 25 (1.95%) Travis CI
10 24 (1.88%) SpecFlow
11 23 (1.80%) CircleCI
12 22 (1.72%) Cucumber
13 20 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 19 (1.48%) Maven
15 15 (1.17%) Subversion
16 13 (1.02%) webpack
17 12 (0.94%) gulp
17 12 (0.94%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 332 (25.94%) Finance
2 41 (3.20%) Banking
3 40 (3.13%) Retail
4 23 (1.80%) Law
5 22 (1.72%) Advertising
6 16 (1.25%) Marketing
7 14 (1.09%) Front Office
7 14 (1.09%) Legal
8 8 (0.63%) Investment Banking
9 7 (0.55%) Telecoms
10 6 (0.47%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.39%) Games
11 5 (0.39%) Publishing
12 4 (0.31%) Back Office
12 4 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.23%) Billing
13 3 (0.23%) Electronics
13 3 (0.23%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.23%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.16%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 357 (27.89%) Developer
2 194 (15.16%) DevOps Engineer
3 183 (14.30%) Azure Engineer
4 164 (12.81%) Architect
5 155 (12.11%) Azure DevOps
6 129 (10.08%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 98 (7.66%) Data Engineer
8 85 (6.64%) Azure Developer
9 71 (5.55%) .NET Developer
10 68 (5.31%) Python Engineer
11 64 (5.00%) Azure Architect
12 58 (4.53%) Big Data Engineer
12 58 (4.53%) Senior Developer
13 45 (3.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 44 (3.44%) C# Developer
14 44 (3.44%) Kubernetes Engineer
15 43 (3.36%) Analyst
15 43 (3.36%) Solutions Architect
16 38 (2.97%) JavaScript Developer
17 37 (2.89%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 274 (21.41%) .NET
2 141 (11.02%) AngularJS
3 121 (9.45%) Node.js
4 92 (7.19%) .NET Core
5 90 (7.03%) React
6 74 (5.78%) .NET Framework
7 73 (5.70%) HTML
8 71 (5.55%) CSS
9 70 (5.47%) ASP.NET
9 70 (5.47%) REST
10 63 (4.92%) Kafka
11 61 (4.77%) JSON
12 59 (4.61%) RESTful
13 58 (4.53%) Web Services
14 51 (3.98%) PySpark
15 49 (3.83%) ASP.NET Web API
16 47 (3.67%) Express
17 41 (3.20%) Vue.js
18 35 (2.73%) ASP.NET MVC
19 30 (2.34%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 100 (7.81%) Greenfield Project
2 66 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (3.75%) Data Centre
4 43 (3.36%) Public Cloud
5 30 (2.34%) User Experience
6 23 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
7 22 (1.72%) Hybrid Cloud
8 15 (1.17%) Self-Motivation
9 14 (1.09%) Mobile App
10 13 (1.02%) Private Cloud
11 12 (0.94%) Algorithms
12 11 (0.86%) Management Information System
13 10 (0.78%) Clustering
13 10 (0.78%) PKI
13 10 (0.78%) Social Media
14 9 (0.70%) Hedge funds
15 8 (0.63%) Cloud Native
15 8 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
15 8 (0.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 8 (0.63%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 185 (14.45%) Windows
2 137 (10.70%) Linux
3 77 (6.02%) Windows Server
4 45 (3.52%) Unix
5 34 (2.66%) Windows 10
6 25 (1.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (1.88%) Mac OS X
7 24 (1.88%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (1.41%) Android
8 18 (1.41%) Apple iOS
9 17 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (0.94%) Windows 7
11 9 (0.70%) Ubuntu
12 8 (0.63%) CentOS
13 5 (0.39%) VMS
14 4 (0.31%) Debian
14 4 (0.31%) Solaris
15 2 (0.16%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.078%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 420 (32.81%) DevOps
2 355 (27.73%) Agile Software Development
3 285 (22.27%) Microservices
4 173 (13.52%) Migration
5 151 (11.80%) TDD
6 145 (11.33%) Scrum
7 92 (7.19%) Business Intelligence
8 87 (6.80%) Test Automation
9 86 (6.72%) Continuous Integration
10 85 (6.64%) Data Science
11 82 (6.41%) MVC
12 72 (5.63%) Analytics
13 71 (5.55%) BDD
14 70 (5.47%) Mentoring
15 69 (5.39%) ETL
16 67 (5.23%) Fintech
17 62 (4.84%) Problem-Solving
18 58 (4.53%) Data Engineering
19 56 (4.38%) Coaching
20 54 (4.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 330 (25.78%) SQL
2 260 (20.31%) C#
3 204 (15.94%) JavaScript
4 193 (15.08%) PowerShell
5 190 (14.84%) Python
6 115 (8.98%) Java
7 58 (4.53%) T-SQL
8 52 (4.06%) TypeScript
9 42 (3.28%) ES6
10 32 (2.50%) Bash Shell
11 20 (1.56%) Java 8
12 19 (1.48%) Ruby
13 17 (1.33%) Scala
14 16 (1.25%) VB
15 13 (1.02%) Perl
16 12 (0.94%) C++
16 12 (0.94%) Shell Script
17 10 (0.78%) C
17 10 (0.78%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 10 (0.78%) Go
Qualifications
1 35 (2.73%) Degree
2 23 (1.80%) Security Cleared
3 19 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (1.41%) SC Cleared
5 16 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (0.86%) CCIE
7 10 (0.78%) CISSP
7 10 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
7 10 (0.78%) MCSE
8 9 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 7 (0.55%) ISTQB
10 6 (0.47%) ISEB
11 5 (0.39%) AWS Certification
11 5 (0.39%) CISM
11 5 (0.39%) MCSA
12 4 (0.31%) Master's Degree
12 4 (0.31%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.23%) CISMP
13 3 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.23%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.03%) QA
2 16 (1.25%) SLA
3 12 (0.94%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.63%) GDPR
5 5 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.31%) PMO
7 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 2 (0.16%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.16%) PSD2
7 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.16%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.078%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 254 (19.84%) Docker
2 187 (14.61%) Active Directory
3 33 (2.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (2.50%) Hyper-V
5 18 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (0.94%) vSphere
8 8 (0.63%) XenApp
9 5 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (0.39%) Shibboleth
9 5 (0.39%) vCloud
9 5 (0.39%) VMware NSX
10 4 (0.31%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.23%) ProxySG
11 3 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.16%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.16%) HDFS
13 1 (0.078%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 1 (0.078%) Xen
Systems Management
1 270 (21.09%) Kubernetes
2 108 (8.44%) Terraform
3 65 (5.08%) SCCM
4 61 (4.77%) Ansible
5 39 (3.05%) Puppet
6 36 (2.81%) Opscode Chef
7 29 (2.27%) Microsoft Intune
8 23 (1.80%) Single Sign-On
9 14 (1.09%) SCOM
10 10 (0.78%) WSUS
11 9 (0.70%) Mesos
12 8 (0.63%) Marathon
13 6 (0.47%) Grafana
14 5 (0.39%) PingFederate
14 5 (0.39%) SCVMM
15 4 (0.31%) Kibana
15 4 (0.31%) logstash
15 4 (0.31%) Microsoft Clustering
15 4 (0.31%) NetBackup
15 4 (0.31%) SCSM
Vendors
1 339 (26.48%) Microsoft
2 133 (10.39%) Google
3 71 (5.55%) VMware
4 52 (4.06%) Oracle
5 33 (2.58%) Cisco
6 30 (2.34%) Citrix
7 25 (1.95%) Databricks
8 23 (1.80%) Tableau
9 21 (1.64%) Splunk
10 18 (1.41%) CheckPoint
10 18 (1.41%) ServiceNow
11 17 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
12 16 (1.25%) SAP
13 15 (1.17%) MuleSoft
13 15 (1.17%) NetApp
14 14 (1.09%) F5
14 14 (1.09%) Palo Alto
15 13 (1.02%) IBM
16 12 (0.94%) Red Hat
17 11 (0.86%) Atlassian