Period
to 25 March 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 25 March 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
25 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 19 46
Rank change year-on-year +12 +27 +62
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 1,214 748 327
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 13.69% 8.17% 4.54%
As % of the Cloud Services category 44.73% 34.94% 28.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 974 611 270
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.82% -
10th Percentile £406 £388 £325
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.86% - -
London median hourly rate £29.42 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year -12.84% -3.57% -6.67%

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 2,714 2,141 1,145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 30.61% 23.38% 15.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,094 1,679 935
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £313 £350
90th Percentile £663 £638 £625
London median daily rate £525 £500 £485
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +7.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 21 9
Central London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £19.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +0.40% -13.39%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £13.41
90th Percentile £35.00 £53.50 £29.77
London median hourly rate £21.50 £26.78 £21.03
% change year-on-year -19.70% +27.32% -15.88%

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 25 March 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
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 25 March 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 +14 874 £525 +5.00% 172
Southwark +5 117 £525 -4.55%
West End of London +12 64 £475 - 1
City of Westminster +14 29 £554 +30.35% 1
Camden -8 1 £300 -29.41%
Microsoft Azure
London

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 418 (34.43%) Amazon AWS
2 414 (34.10%) DevOps
3 390 (32.13%) Finance
4 383 (31.55%) Agile Software Development
5 317 (26.11%) Microsoft
6 304 (25.04%) SQL
7 275 (22.65%) .NET
8 273 (22.49%) C#
9 250 (20.59%) Microservices
10 226 (18.62%) Kubernetes
10 226 (18.62%) Docker
11 214 (17.63%) Windows
12 197 (16.23%) Active Directory
13 193 (15.90%) JavaScript
14 188 (15.49%) TDD
15 186 (15.32%) SQL Server
16 164 (13.51%) PowerShell
17 162 (13.34%) Python
18 160 (13.18%) Java
18 160 (13.18%) Scrum
19 154 (12.69%) Office 365
20 150 (12.36%) Migration
21 141 (11.61%) Jenkins
21 141 (11.61%) Git (software)
22 140 (11.53%) Node.js
23 136 (11.20%) Terraform
24 128 (10.54%) Linux
25 126 (10.38%) AngularJS
26 125 (10.30%) Ansible
26 125 (10.30%) Visual Studio Team System

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 68 (5.60%) SharePoint
2 58 (4.78%) Apache Spark
3 52 (4.28%) Tomcat
4 50 (4.12%) OpenStack
5 44 (3.62%) WebLogic
5 44 (3.62%) WebSphere
6 41 (3.38%) Apache
7 29 (2.39%) Apache Airflow
7 29 (2.39%) MS Exchange
8 24 (1.98%) IIS
9 23 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
10 20 (1.65%) Skype for Business
11 19 (1.57%) Confluence
12 14 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
13 12 (0.99%) nginx
14 10 (0.82%) Cloud Foundry
15 9 (0.74%) CMS
15 9 (0.74%) SAS
16 7 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
17 5 (0.41%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 38 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.33%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.25%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.082%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.082%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.082%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
1 11 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (0.41%) SAP ERP
3 4 (0.33%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.082%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.082%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.082%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.082%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.082%) Magento
5 1 (0.082%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.082%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.082%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 1 (0.082%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.082%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 418 (34.43%) Amazon AWS
2 154 (12.69%) Office 365
3 111 (9.14%) Google Cloud Platform
4 100 (8.24%) Azure Active Directory
5 91 (7.50%) PaaS
6 84 (6.92%) Serverless
7 65 (5.35%) IaaS
8 48 (3.95%) SaaS
9 43 (3.54%) GitHub
10 40 (3.29%) Azure Functions
11 30 (2.47%) Azure Data Factory
12 27 (2.22%) AWS Lambda
13 23 (1.89%) OpenShift
14 18 (1.48%) Dynamics 365
15 14 (1.15%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
15 14 (1.15%) OneDrive
16 11 (0.91%) Yammer
17 10 (0.82%) Data Lake Analytics
18 9 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
19 8 (0.66%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 57 (4.70%) Firewall
2 56 (4.61%) DNS
3 33 (2.72%) DHCP
4 26 (2.14%) WAN
5 24 (1.98%) TCP/IP
6 23 (1.89%) HTTP
6 23 (1.89%) VPN
7 21 (1.73%) Internet
7 21 (1.73%) LAN
8 18 (1.48%) SAN
9 17 (1.40%) Skype
10 13 (1.07%) Cisco ASA
10 13 (1.07%) OSPF
11 12 (0.99%) MPLS
11 12 (0.99%) Network Security
12 10 (0.82%) Wireless
13 9 (0.74%) BGP
13 9 (0.74%) Unified Communications
14 8 (0.66%) Cisco Nexus
15 7 (0.58%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 186 (15.32%) SQL Server
2 106 (8.73%) Azure SQL Database
3 90 (7.41%) Big Data
4 89 (7.33%) NoSQL
5 77 (6.34%) MySQL
6 63 (5.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 62 (5.11%) PostgreSQL
8 57 (4.70%) Power BI
9 56 (4.61%) Cosmos DB
10 55 (4.53%) Data Lake
10 55 (4.53%) Data Warehouse
11 48 (3.95%) Redis
12 41 (3.38%) Relational Database
13 38 (3.13%) MongoDB
14 34 (2.80%) Hadoop
15 27 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
15 27 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 23 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 21 (1.73%) SQL Server 2016
18 19 (1.57%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 141 (11.61%) Git (software)
1 141 (11.61%) Jenkins
2 125 (10.30%) Visual Studio Team System
3 61 (5.02%) Team Foundation Server
4 57 (4.70%) NUnit
5 56 (4.61%) MSTest
6 55 (4.53%) Visual Studio
7 47 (3.87%) JIRA
8 46 (3.79%) Octopus Deploy
9 40 (3.29%) TeamCity
10 35 (2.88%) SpecFlow
11 32 (2.64%) Selenium
12 29 (2.39%) CircleCI
13 27 (2.22%) Travis CI
14 23 (1.89%) GitLab
15 16 (1.32%) Cucumber
16 13 (1.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 12 (0.99%) Maven
18 11 (0.91%) Subversion
19 9 (0.74%) gulp
General
1 390 (32.13%) Finance
2 61 (5.02%) Banking
3 31 (2.55%) Retail
4 19 (1.57%) Law
5 16 (1.32%) Front Office
6 15 (1.24%) Financial Institution
7 14 (1.15%) Advertising
7 14 (1.15%) Investment Banking
8 12 (0.99%) Legal
8 12 (0.99%) Marketing
9 8 (0.66%) Games
9 8 (0.66%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.41%) Billing
11 4 (0.33%) French Language
11 4 (0.33%) Publishing
12 3 (0.25%) Automotive
13 2 (0.16%) German Language
14 1 (0.082%) Back Office
14 1 (0.082%) Online Betting
14 1 (0.082%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 403 (33.20%) Developer
2 214 (17.63%) DevOps Engineer
3 191 (15.73%) Azure Engineer
4 166 (13.67%) Azure DevOps
5 146 (12.03%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 124 (10.21%) Architect
7 94 (7.74%) .NET Developer
8 90 (7.41%) Azure Developer
9 79 (6.51%) Senior Developer
10 76 (6.26%) C# Developer
11 74 (6.10%) Java Developer
12 64 (5.27%) Data Engineer
13 47 (3.87%) Azure Architect
14 43 (3.54%) Big Data Engineer
15 42 (3.46%) C# .NET Developer
15 42 (3.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 38 (3.13%) Analyst
16 38 (3.13%) Python Engineer
17 36 (2.97%) JavaScript Developer
18 33 (2.72%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 275 (22.65%) .NET
2 140 (11.53%) Node.js
3 126 (10.38%) AngularJS
4 93 (7.66%) HTML
5 90 (7.41%) .NET Core
6 89 (7.33%) React
7 86 (7.08%) REST
8 79 (6.51%) CSS
9 68 (5.60%) .NET Framework
10 65 (5.35%) JSON
11 64 (5.27%) RESTful
12 61 (5.02%) ASP.NET
13 56 (4.61%) Kafka
14 55 (4.53%) Web Services
15 49 (4.04%) Express
16 47 (3.87%) ASP.NET Web API
17 45 (3.71%) jQuery
18 39 (3.21%) X-Windows
19 36 (2.97%) PySpark
20 34 (2.80%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 86 (7.08%) Greenfield Project
2 62 (5.11%) Fintech
3 50 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (2.64%) Mobile App
5 29 (2.39%) Algorithms
5 29 (2.39%) Data Centre
6 28 (2.31%) Public Cloud
7 21 (1.73%) User Experience
8 20 (1.65%) Hybrid Cloud
9 17 (1.40%) Data Structures
10 16 (1.32%) Tandem
11 14 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
12 13 (1.07%) Management Information System
13 11 (0.91%) Clustering
13 11 (0.91%) Private Cloud
14 10 (0.82%) PKI
15 9 (0.74%) Cloud Native
15 9 (0.74%) Hedge funds
16 7 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
16 7 (0.58%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 214 (17.63%) Windows
2 128 (10.54%) Linux
3 107 (8.81%) Windows Server
4 47 (3.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 42 (3.46%) Windows 10
6 31 (2.55%) Apple iOS
7 30 (2.47%) Android
8 27 (2.22%) Unix
9 25 (2.06%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (1.32%) Windows 7
10 16 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (0.66%) Windows 8
12 7 (0.58%) Mac OS X
13 6 (0.49%) Mac OS
13 6 (0.49%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.33%) CentOS
15 1 (0.082%) Debian
15 1 (0.082%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 414 (34.10%) DevOps
2 383 (31.55%) Agile Software Development
3 250 (20.59%) Microservices
4 188 (15.49%) TDD
5 160 (13.18%) Scrum
6 150 (12.36%) Migration
7 106 (8.73%) Continuous Integration
8 97 (7.99%) OO
9 81 (6.67%) Analytics
9 81 (6.67%) Test Automation
10 73 (6.01%) MVC
11 72 (5.93%) Data Science
12 71 (5.85%) Business Intelligence
13 62 (5.11%) Kanban
14 59 (4.86%) ETL
15 56 (4.61%) Problem-Solving
15 56 (4.61%) Software Engineering
16 53 (4.37%) BDD
16 53 (4.37%) Mentoring
17 52 (4.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 304 (25.04%) SQL
2 273 (22.49%) C#
3 193 (15.90%) JavaScript
4 164 (13.51%) PowerShell
5 162 (13.34%) Python
6 160 (13.18%) Java
7 46 (3.79%) T-SQL
8 41 (3.38%) Go
9 37 (3.05%) TypeScript
10 28 (2.31%) Bash Shell
11 26 (2.14%) ES6
12 20 (1.65%) R
13 17 (1.40%) Ruby
14 16 (1.32%) C
14 16 (1.32%) PHP
15 15 (1.24%) Perl
15 15 (1.24%) PL/SQL
16 13 (1.07%) C++
17 12 (0.99%) Scala
18 11 (0.91%) VB
Qualifications
1 51 (4.20%) Degree
2 23 (1.89%) Security Cleared
3 20 (1.65%) SC Cleared
4 19 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (0.74%) CISSP
7 8 (0.66%) MCSE
8 7 (0.58%) CISM
8 7 (0.58%) ISTQB
8 7 (0.58%) MCSA
9 6 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.49%) Master's Degree
9 6 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 5 (0.41%) CCIE
10 5 (0.41%) ISEB
11 4 (0.33%) AWS Certification
11 4 (0.33%) CISA
11 4 (0.33%) PMP
12 3 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (1.89%) QA
2 9 (0.74%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (0.58%) SLA
3 7 (0.58%) Solvency II
4 6 (0.49%) GDPR
5 5 (0.41%) HIPAA
6 4 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.16%) FedRAMP
7 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 2 (0.16%) PMO
7 2 (0.16%) PSD2
8 1 (0.082%) COBIT
8 1 (0.082%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.082%) FISMA
8 1 (0.082%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.082%) IFRS
8 1 (0.082%) MiFID
8 1 (0.082%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.082%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 226 (18.62%) Docker
2 197 (16.23%) Active Directory
3 32 (2.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (2.22%) Hyper-V
5 22 (1.81%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (0.99%) XenApp
7 8 (0.66%) Apache Flume
7 8 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
8 7 (0.58%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.33%) vSphere
10 4 (0.33%) XenServer
11 3 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.25%) Shibboleth
11 3 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.25%) VMware NSX
12 2 (0.16%) HDFS
13 1 (0.082%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.082%) LXC
13 1 (0.082%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 226 (18.62%) Kubernetes
2 136 (11.20%) Terraform
3 125 (10.30%) Ansible
4 118 (9.72%) Opscode Chef
5 81 (6.67%) Puppet
6 59 (4.86%) SCCM
7 21 (1.73%) Microsoft Intune
8 17 (1.40%) SCOM
9 14 (1.15%) Single Sign-On
10 8 (0.66%) Grafana
10 8 (0.66%) Jamf Pro
11 7 (0.58%) Consul
11 7 (0.58%) Graphite
11 7 (0.58%) Kibana
11 7 (0.58%) logstash
11 7 (0.58%) Microsoft Clustering
11 7 (0.58%) SCOrch
11 7 (0.58%) WSUS
11 7 (0.58%) ZABBIX
12 6 (0.49%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 317 (26.11%) Microsoft
2 113 (9.31%) Google
3 96 (7.91%) Oracle
4 66 (5.44%) VMware
5 34 (2.80%) Citrix
6 32 (2.64%) Cisco
7 23 (1.89%) Splunk
8 21 (1.73%) SAP
9 18 (1.48%) F5
10 16 (1.32%) Databricks
10 16 (1.32%) Informatica
11 15 (1.24%) CheckPoint
11 15 (1.24%) SaltStack
11 15 (1.24%) Talend
12 14 (1.15%) HP
12 14 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
12 14 (1.15%) ServiceNow
12 14 (1.15%) Tableau
13 13 (1.07%) Alteryx
13 13 (1.07%) Palo Alto