Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 37 56
Rank change year-on-year +20 +19 +125
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 857 429 341
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 9.41% 5.32% 4.19%
As % of the Cloud Services category 35.95% 31.75% 29.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 721 309 295
Central London median daily rate £505 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +2.56% +8.33%
10th Percentile £365 £313 £363
90th Percentile £656 £650 £595
London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +7.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Central London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate £38.75 £163.00 -
% change year-on-year -76.23% - -

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 2,384 1,351 1,166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 26.19% 16.75% 14.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,905 1,054 951
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £317 £298 £313
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
London median daily rate £520 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 19 6
Central London median hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -36.84% +17.62%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.55 £17.76
90th Percentile £33.00 £48.99 £100.31
London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% -4.55% -

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +31 656 £513 +2.50% 265
West End of London +3 51 £550 +37.50% 40
Southwark -10 25 £550 +391.07%
City of Westminster +3 13 £500 -4.76% 2
Camden 0 6 £625 +80.25%
Microsoft Azure
London

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 311 (36.29%) Agile Software Development
2 294 (34.31%) Amazon AWS
3 278 (32.44%) .NET
4 275 (32.09%) C#
5 243 (28.35%) Finance
6 241 (28.12%) Microsoft
7 203 (23.69%) DevOps
8 198 (23.10%) Windows
9 188 (21.94%) TDD
10 185 (21.59%) SQL
11 164 (19.14%) JavaScript
12 157 (18.32%) Active Directory
13 149 (17.39%) SQL Server
14 131 (15.29%) Microservices
15 125 (14.59%) AngularJS
16 116 (13.54%) Office 365
17 115 (13.42%) Docker
18 110 (12.84%) PowerShell
19 106 (12.37%) MVC
19 106 (12.37%) Greenfield Project
20 97 (11.32%) ASP.NET Web API
21 96 (11.20%) Linux
22 95 (11.09%) ASP.NET
23 94 (10.97%) Git (software)
24 92 (10.74%) Migration
25 91 (10.62%) Scrum
26 90 (10.50%) REST
27 84 (9.80%) .NET Core
27 84 (9.80%) Terraform
28 83 (9.68%) Windows Server

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 46 (5.37%) SharePoint
2 29 (3.38%) Apache Spark
3 26 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
4 23 (2.68%) IIS
5 22 (2.57%) Skype for Business
6 16 (1.87%) CMS
6 16 (1.87%) OpenStack
7 14 (1.63%) NServiceBus
7 14 (1.63%) Umbraco
8 13 (1.52%) Apache
8 13 (1.52%) Cloud Foundry
8 13 (1.52%) MS Exchange
8 13 (1.52%) Tomcat
9 11 (1.28%) Sitecore CMS
10 10 (1.17%) WebSphere
11 8 (0.93%) Apache Pig
11 8 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
11 8 (0.93%) WebLogic
12 6 (0.70%) Confluence
12 6 (0.70%) nginx
Applications
1 22 (2.57%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.47%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.12%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.47%) Distributed Ledger
3 4 (0.47%) ION MarketView
3 4 (0.47%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.23%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.12%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.12%) Northgate Housing
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.12%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.12%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.12%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 294 (34.31%) Amazon AWS
2 116 (13.54%) Office 365
3 80 (9.33%) PaaS
4 68 (7.93%) Azure Active Directory
5 65 (7.58%) IaaS
6 50 (5.83%) Google Cloud Platform
7 36 (4.20%) SaaS
8 29 (3.38%) Cloud Computing
9 17 (1.98%) Serverless
10 14 (1.63%) GitHub
11 13 (1.52%) Dynamics 365
12 10 (1.17%) AWS CloudFormation
13 8 (0.93%) Azure Functions
13 8 (0.93%) Mimecast
14 6 (0.70%) AWS Lambda
14 6 (0.70%) Azure Data Factory
14 6 (0.70%) OneDrive
15 5 (0.58%) npm
16 4 (0.47%) OpenShift
16 4 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 52 (6.07%) Firewall
2 35 (4.08%) DNS
3 31 (3.62%) WAN
4 29 (3.38%) VPN
5 28 (3.27%) LAN
6 25 (2.92%) Skype
7 17 (1.98%) HTTP
7 17 (1.98%) MPLS
8 16 (1.87%) DHCP
9 15 (1.75%) Network Security
10 14 (1.63%) SSL
11 12 (1.40%) TCP/IP
12 11 (1.28%) VoIP
12 11 (1.28%) WLAN
13 10 (1.17%) IPsec
13 10 (1.17%) Wireless
14 8 (0.93%) Ethernet
14 8 (0.93%) FTP
14 8 (0.93%) Internet
15 7 (0.82%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 56 (6.53%) NoSQL
3 45 (5.25%) Cosmos DB
4 40 (4.67%) Azure SQL Database
5 38 (4.43%) Power BI
6 37 (4.32%) Big Data
7 34 (3.97%) PostgreSQL
8 33 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 31 (3.62%) Data Warehouse
10 30 (3.50%) MongoDB
10 30 (3.50%) MySQL
11 29 (3.38%) Hadoop
12 28 (3.27%) Relational Database
13 22 (2.57%) SQL Server 2012
14 21 (2.45%) SQL Server 2016
15 20 (2.33%) Data Lake
15 20 (2.33%) SQL Server 2014
15 20 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 19 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 17 (1.98%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 94 (10.97%) Git (software)
2 70 (8.17%) Jenkins
3 47 (5.48%) Visual Studio Team System
4 39 (4.55%) TeamCity
5 37 (4.32%) Visual Studio
6 33 (3.85%) JIRA
7 31 (3.62%) NUnit
8 28 (3.27%) Octopus Deploy
9 23 (2.68%) Selenium
10 19 (2.22%) SpecFlow
11 15 (1.75%) Maven
11 15 (1.75%) MSTest
12 14 (1.63%) Gradle
13 13 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
14 12 (1.40%) Cucumber
14 12 (1.40%) webpack
15 11 (1.28%) Subversion
16 10 (1.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 10 (1.17%) Bitbucket
16 10 (1.17%) Jasmine
General
1 243 (28.35%) Finance
2 51 (5.95%) Banking
3 32 (3.73%) Retail
4 24 (2.80%) Financial Institution
5 18 (2.10%) Law
6 17 (1.98%) Front Office
7 14 (1.63%) Advertising
8 9 (1.05%) Back Office
9 8 (0.93%) Telecoms
10 7 (0.82%) Automotive
10 7 (0.82%) Legal
11 6 (0.70%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.47%) Billing
12 4 (0.47%) Games
12 4 (0.47%) Publishing
13 3 (0.35%) French Language
13 3 (0.35%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.23%) Marketing
15 1 (0.12%) German Language
15 1 (0.12%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 350 (40.84%) Developer
2 127 (14.82%) .NET Developer
3 105 (12.25%) Architect
4 104 (12.14%) DevOps Engineer
5 102 (11.90%) C# Developer
6 83 (9.68%) Azure Engineer
7 63 (7.35%) Azure Developer
8 56 (6.53%) Azure DevOps
8 56 (6.53%) Senior Developer
9 55 (6.42%) C# .NET Developer
10 47 (5.48%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 36 (4.20%) Cloud Engineer
12 35 (4.08%) Consultant
13 34 (3.97%) Solutions Architect
14 33 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 29 (3.38%) Java Developer
16 28 (3.27%) Cloud Architect
17 27 (3.15%) Project Manager
18 26 (3.03%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
19 25 (2.92%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 278 (32.44%) .NET
2 125 (14.59%) AngularJS
3 97 (11.32%) ASP.NET Web API
4 95 (11.09%) ASP.NET
5 90 (10.50%) REST
6 84 (9.80%) .NET Core
7 76 (8.87%) HTML
8 74 (8.63%) CSS
8 74 (8.63%) Node.js
9 67 (7.82%) React
10 59 (6.88%) ASP.NET MVC
11 53 (6.18%) RESTful
12 50 (5.83%) WCF
13 44 (5.13%) Web Services
14 43 (5.02%) .NET Framework
15 38 (4.43%) jQuery
16 31 (3.62%) HTML5
17 30 (3.50%) X-Windows
18 29 (3.38%) JSON
19 27 (3.15%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 106 (12.37%) Greenfield Project
2 55 (6.42%) Fintech
3 46 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (3.73%) Data Centre
4 32 (3.73%) Public Cloud
5 28 (3.27%) Computer Science
6 24 (2.80%) Mobile App
7 23 (2.68%) User Experience
8 18 (2.10%) Self-Motivation
9 15 (1.75%) Algorithms
9 15 (1.75%) Data Structures
10 14 (1.63%) Management Information System
11 11 (1.28%) Fixed Income
11 11 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
12 10 (1.17%) Cloud Native
13 9 (1.05%) Private Cloud
13 9 (1.05%) Reinsurance
14 7 (0.82%) PKI
15 5 (0.58%) Equities
15 5 (0.58%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 198 (23.10%) Windows
2 96 (11.20%) Linux
3 83 (9.68%) Windows Server
4 45 (5.25%) Windows 10
5 37 (4.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 26 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (2.68%) Unix
8 21 (2.45%) Apple iOS
8 21 (2.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (2.33%) Windows 7
10 15 (1.75%) Android
11 7 (0.82%) Mac OS
12 5 (0.58%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.58%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.47%) CentOS
14 3 (0.35%) CoreOS
14 3 (0.35%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.23%) Debian
16 1 (0.12%) Fedora
16 1 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 311 (36.29%) Agile Software Development
2 203 (23.69%) DevOps
3 188 (21.94%) TDD
4 131 (15.29%) Microservices
5 106 (12.37%) MVC
6 92 (10.74%) Migration
7 91 (10.62%) Scrum
8 72 (8.40%) Continuous Integration
9 65 (7.58%) BDD
10 62 (7.23%) Analytics
11 61 (7.12%) Problem-Solving
12 55 (6.42%) Business Intelligence
13 53 (6.18%) SOA
14 52 (6.07%) Test Automation
15 50 (5.83%) OO
16 49 (5.72%) E-Commerce
16 49 (5.72%) Software Engineering
17 45 (5.25%) Continuous Delivery
18 44 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 43 (5.02%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 275 (32.09%) C#
2 185 (21.59%) SQL
3 164 (19.14%) JavaScript
4 110 (12.84%) PowerShell
5 79 (9.22%) Python
6 71 (8.28%) Java
7 47 (5.48%) T-SQL
8 40 (4.67%) TypeScript
9 32 (3.73%) C
10 29 (3.38%) Go
11 25 (2.92%) Ruby
12 23 (2.68%) Bash Shell
13 19 (2.22%) Scala
14 18 (2.10%) Java 8
14 18 (2.10%) R
15 14 (1.63%) VB.NET
16 12 (1.40%) Perl
17 10 (1.17%) ES6
18 9 (1.05%) PL/SQL
19 6 (0.70%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 53 (6.18%) Degree
2 18 (2.10%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (1.98%) Security Cleared
4 16 (1.87%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (1.75%) SC Cleared
6 12 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
7 11 (1.28%) CCNA
7 11 (1.28%) CISM
7 11 (1.28%) CISSP
8 8 (0.93%) CCNP
8 8 (0.93%) MCSE
8 8 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 7 (0.82%) MCSA
9 7 (0.82%) TOGAF Certification
10 5 (0.58%) CISA
11 4 (0.47%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (0.35%) AWS Certification
12 3 (0.35%) CCSA
12 3 (0.35%) Numerate Degree
12 3 (0.35%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.57%) QA
2 10 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (0.70%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.58%) COBIT
5 5 (0.58%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.58%) SLA
6 4 (0.47%) HIPAA
7 3 (0.35%) GDPR
8 1 (0.12%) FedRAMP
8 1 (0.12%) FISMA
8 1 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.12%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.12%) PMO
8 1 (0.12%) Solvency II
System Software
1 157 (18.32%) Active Directory
2 115 (13.42%) Docker
3 39 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (3.38%) Hyper-V
5 15 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (1.40%) vSphere
7 6 (0.70%) HDFS
7 6 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.47%) Apache Flume
10 3 (0.35%) BitLocker
10 3 (0.35%) NFS
10 3 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.35%) VirtualBox
10 3 (0.35%) Xen
10 3 (0.35%) XenApp
10 3 (0.35%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.23%) iptables
11 2 (0.23%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 84 (9.80%) Terraform
2 82 (9.57%) Kubernetes
3 75 (8.75%) Opscode Chef
4 64 (7.47%) Ansible
5 42 (4.90%) Puppet
6 41 (4.78%) SCCM
7 18 (2.10%) SCOM
8 16 (1.87%) Microsoft Intune
9 15 (1.75%) Single Sign-On
10 10 (1.17%) Docker Swarm
11 6 (0.70%) Salt
12 5 (0.58%) Consul
12 5 (0.58%) Nagios
13 4 (0.47%) AirWatch
13 4 (0.47%) CASB
13 4 (0.47%) Mesos
13 4 (0.47%) Microsoft Clustering
13 4 (0.47%) Oracle Identity Manager
13 4 (0.47%) WSUS
14 3 (0.35%) Kibana
Vendors
1 241 (28.12%) Microsoft
2 69 (8.05%) VMware
3 55 (6.42%) Google
4 51 (5.95%) Oracle
5 42 (4.90%) Cisco
6 29 (3.38%) Citrix
7 17 (1.98%) Sitecore
8 16 (1.87%) Splunk
9 13 (1.52%) SAP
10 11 (1.28%) Symantec
11 10 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
12 9 (1.05%) Meraki
13 8 (0.93%) HP
13 8 (0.93%) Okta
13 8 (0.93%) Polycom
13 8 (0.93%) Tableau
14 7 (0.82%) CheckPoint
14 7 (0.82%) IBM
14 7 (0.82%) NetApp
14 7 (0.82%) Palo Alto