Period
to 17 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 17 October 2021 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 4 4 7
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3 +10
Contract jobs citing Azure 680 292 829
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 17.78% 16.48% 13.90%
As % of the Cloud Services category 47.69% 50.17% 41.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 539 222 688
10th Percentile £413 £366 £380
25th Percentile £475 £463 £453
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +2.44%
75th Percentile £638 £600 £589
90th Percentile £725 £650 £657
Central London median daily rate £556 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +5.95% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £22.50
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 - £22.50

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 the City of London with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 1,426 582 2,012
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 37.29% 32.84% 33.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,100 457 1,613
10th Percentile £380 £313 £326
25th Percentile £463 £413 £435
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £513 £525
Median % change year-on-year +7.32% -2.38% -
75th Percentile £650 £588 £600
90th Percentile £732 £638 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £518 £525
% change year-on-year +6.28% -1.43% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 18
10th Percentile £13.56 £16.00 £18.68
25th Percentile £13.88 £17.50 £20.06
Median hourly rate £14.25 £20.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -28.75% -4.76% +7.69%
75th Percentile £23.56 £21.25 £23.69
90th Percentile £41.78 £22.00 £31.69
Central London median hourly rate £17.13 £20.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year -14.38% -5.88% +6.25%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Azure as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Azure in the City of London

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Azure in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Azure in the City of London

Azure
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure in the City of London over the 6 months to 17 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Azure in the City of London

Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Azure in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Azure in the City of London

Azure
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 17 October 2021. 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
London Bridge -3 5 £575 -4.17%
Azure
Central London

For the 6 months to 17 October 2021, 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 City of London region with a requirement for Azure.

1 274 (40.29%) DevOps
2 235 (34.56%) Agile Software Development
3 208 (30.59%) AWS
4 200 (29.41%) SQL
5 197 (28.97%) Finance
6 182 (26.76%) Microsoft
7 126 (18.53%) C#
8 120 (17.65%) Python
9 117 (17.21%) .NET
10 112 (16.47%) TDD
11 109 (16.03%) Git (software)
12 103 (15.15%) Microsoft 365
13 99 (14.56%) Docker
14 94 (13.82%) Social Skills
15 92 (13.53%) Active Directory
15 92 (13.53%) AngularJS
16 91 (13.38%) Windows
17 88 (12.94%) Migration
18 83 (12.21%) JavaScript
18 83 (12.21%) SQL Server
19 81 (11.91%) Java
20 79 (11.62%) Banking
21 78 (11.47%) Analytics
22 76 (11.18%) Microservices
23 74 (10.88%) Kubernetes
24 70 (10.29%) Jenkins
25 65 (9.56%) Software Engineering
26 63 (9.26%) Power Platform
27 61 (8.97%) Business Intelligence
27 61 (8.97%) Terraform

Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 43 (6.32%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.06%) Apache Spark
3 10 (1.47%) Confluence
3 10 (1.47%) IIS
3 10 (1.47%) MS Exchange
4 5 (0.74%) Apache
4 5 (0.74%) CMS
5 4 (0.59%) Apache Airflow
6 3 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.29%) Jupyter
7 2 (0.29%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.15%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.15%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.15%) Mule
8 1 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 24 (3.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (1.76%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.44%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.15%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (1.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.74%) ION MarketView
3 3 (0.44%) Cloudability
4 2 (0.29%) Q-Pulse
4 2 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.15%) Magento
5 1 (0.15%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.15%) Primavera
5 1 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.15%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 208 (30.59%) AWS
2 103 (15.15%) Microsoft 365
3 63 (9.26%) Power Platform
4 58 (8.53%) GCP
5 52 (7.65%) PaaS
6 39 (5.74%) Azure Active Directory
7 34 (5.00%) IaaS
7 34 (5.00%) Serverless
8 31 (4.56%) GitHub
9 27 (3.97%) Azure Data Factory
9 27 (3.97%) SaaS
10 26 (3.82%) AWS CloudFormation
11 19 (2.79%) Power Automate
12 17 (2.50%) PowerApps
13 15 (2.21%) Azure Functions
14 14 (2.06%) Azure Logic Apps
15 13 (1.91%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 13 (1.91%) Azure Synapse Analytics
16 11 (1.62%) Snowflake
17 9 (1.32%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 34 (5.00%) Firewall
2 32 (4.71%) DNS
3 20 (2.94%) DHCP
4 15 (2.21%) WAN
5 13 (1.91%) SAN
6 12 (1.76%) SD-WAN
7 11 (1.62%) MPLS
8 10 (1.47%) TCP/IP
9 9 (1.32%) BGP
9 9 (1.32%) LAN
10 8 (1.18%) VPN
11 7 (1.03%) Internet
11 7 (1.03%) NetScaler
12 6 (0.88%) Network Security
13 5 (0.74%) IP Telephony
13 5 (0.74%) VoIP
13 5 (0.74%) WLAN
14 4 (0.59%) HTTP
14 4 (0.59%) Kerberos
14 4 (0.59%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (12.21%) SQL Server
2 56 (8.24%) Data Warehouse
3 55 (8.09%) Power BI
4 41 (6.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 34 (5.00%) Data Lake
6 23 (3.38%) NoSQL
7 22 (3.24%) Azure SQL Database
8 19 (2.79%) Tableau
9 18 (2.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 16 (2.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 12 (1.76%) Relational Database
12 11 (1.62%) MongoDB
13 10 (1.47%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 10 (1.47%) Big Data
13 10 (1.47%) Hadoop
14 8 (1.18%) MySQL
15 7 (1.03%) Redis
15 7 (1.03%) Tableau Desktop
16 6 (0.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 5 (0.74%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 109 (16.03%) Git (software)
2 70 (10.29%) Jenkins
3 43 (6.32%) Visual Studio
4 39 (5.74%) JIRA
5 18 (2.65%) TeamCity
6 15 (2.21%) Octopus Deploy
6 15 (2.21%) Selenium
6 15 (2.21%) SpecFlow
6 15 (2.21%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (2.06%) Cucumber
8 10 (1.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 10 (1.47%) Subversion
9 9 (1.32%) GitLab
10 7 (1.03%) Maven
11 6 (0.88%) JMeter
11 6 (0.88%) Visual Studio Team System
12 5 (0.74%) Eclipse
12 5 (0.74%) Postman
12 5 (0.74%) webpack
13 4 (0.59%) IntelliJ
General
1 197 (28.97%) Finance
2 94 (13.82%) Social Skills
3 79 (11.62%) Banking
4 44 (6.47%) Front Office
5 31 (4.56%) Investment Banking
5 31 (4.56%) Legal
6 29 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
7 24 (3.53%) Public Sector
8 17 (2.50%) Financial Institution
9 14 (2.06%) Law
9 14 (2.06%) Retail
10 13 (1.91%) Presentation Skills
11 7 (1.03%) Back Office
11 7 (1.03%) Documentation Skills
12 6 (0.88%) Billing
13 3 (0.44%) Influencing Skills
13 3 (0.44%) International Banking
13 3 (0.44%) Marketing
14 2 (0.29%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 237 (34.85%) Developer
2 97 (14.26%) Architect
3 66 (9.71%) C# Developer
4 61 (8.97%) Azure Engineer
5 41 (6.03%) Analyst
6 37 (5.44%) Solutions Architect
7 35 (5.15%) DevOps Engineer
8 34 (5.00%) Azure Architect
9 32 (4.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 29 (4.26%) Python Developer
11 26 (3.82%) Consultant
11 26 (3.82%) Java Developer
12 25 (3.68%) Data Engineer
12 25 (3.68%) Project Manager
13 24 (3.53%) .NET Developer
13 24 (3.53%) Backend Developer
13 24 (3.53%) Senior Developer
14 22 (3.24%) Azure Developer
14 22 (3.24%) Cloud Engineer
15 20 (2.94%) Azure DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (17.21%) .NET
2 92 (13.53%) AngularJS
3 51 (7.50%) Web Services
4 49 (7.21%) Node.js
5 48 (7.06%) React
6 41 (6.03%) HTML
7 40 (5.88%) CSS
8 35 (5.15%) RESTful
9 27 (3.97%) HTML5
10 24 (3.53%) .NET Core
10 24 (3.53%) CSS3
11 23 (3.38%) Sass
12 21 (3.09%) Vue.js
13 20 (2.94%) Laravel
13 20 (2.94%) LESS
13 20 (2.94%) Vuetify.js
14 18 (2.65%) ASP.NET
15 17 (2.50%) jQuery
15 17 (2.50%) Spring
16 15 (2.21%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 29 (4.26%) Derivative
2 26 (3.82%) Data Centre
3 25 (3.68%) Interest Rate Derivative
4 22 (3.24%) Hedge funds
4 22 (3.24%) Public Cloud
5 20 (2.94%) Fixed Income
6 18 (2.65%) Cloud Native
7 15 (2.21%) Management Information System
8 12 (1.76%) Replication
9 11 (1.62%) Algorithms
9 11 (1.62%) Data Structures
9 11 (1.62%) Greenfield Project
9 11 (1.62%) Self-Motivation
9 11 (1.62%) User Experience
10 10 (1.47%) Equities
10 10 (1.47%) Market Risk
11 9 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 9 (1.32%) Reinsurance
12 8 (1.18%) Credit Risk
12 8 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 91 (13.38%) Windows
2 41 (6.03%) Windows Server
3 32 (4.71%) Linux
4 14 (2.06%) Windows 10
4 14 (2.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (1.18%) Windows 7
6 7 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (0.88%) Unix
7 6 (0.88%) Windows Server 2016
8 5 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.74%) Windows Server 2019
9 2 (0.29%) Android
9 2 (0.29%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.29%) Data ONTAP
9 2 (0.29%) Solaris
10 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.15%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 274 (40.29%) DevOps
2 235 (34.56%) Agile Software Development
3 112 (16.47%) TDD
4 88 (12.94%) Migration
5 78 (11.47%) Analytics
6 76 (11.18%) Microservices
7 65 (9.56%) Software Engineering
8 61 (8.97%) Business Intelligence
9 57 (8.38%) Full Stack Development
9 57 (8.38%) Stakeholder Management
10 51 (7.50%) Infrastructure as Code
10 51 (7.50%) Scrum
10 51 (7.50%) Test Automation
11 50 (7.35%) Continuous Integration
12 47 (6.91%) Problem-Solving
13 45 (6.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 45 (6.62%) MVC
14 42 (6.18%) ETL
15 34 (5.00%) Cybersecurity
15 34 (5.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 200 (29.41%) SQL
2 126 (18.53%) C#
3 120 (17.65%) Python
4 83 (12.21%) JavaScript
5 81 (11.91%) Java
6 60 (8.82%) PowerShell
7 47 (6.91%) TypeScript
8 28 (4.12%) T-SQL
9 26 (3.82%) PHP
10 24 (3.53%) Bash Shell
11 17 (2.50%) C++
12 12 (1.76%) VBA
13 11 (1.62%) Go
13 11 (1.62%) Scala
14 10 (1.47%) R
15 7 (1.03%) Java 8
16 5 (0.74%) C
16 5 (0.74%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 5 (0.74%) Kotlin
16 5 (0.74%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 27 (3.97%) Degree
2 15 (2.21%) Security Cleared
3 11 (1.62%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (0.88%) CISSP
5 6 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.74%) CCNA
7 4 (0.59%) MCSE
8 3 (0.44%) AWS Certification
8 3 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.44%) TOGAF Certification
8 3 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.29%) APMP
9 2 (0.29%) CCIE
9 2 (0.29%) CISA
9 2 (0.29%) CRISC
9 2 (0.29%) ISEB
9 2 (0.29%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.09%) QA
2 20 (2.94%) GDPR
3 15 (2.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (1.47%) Accessibility
5 8 (1.18%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.88%) COBIT
6 6 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.74%) SLA
8 4 (0.59%) IFRS
8 4 (0.59%) NCSC
9 3 (0.44%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.29%) GRC
10 2 (0.29%) ISO 22301
10 2 (0.29%) NIST
11 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.15%) FedRAMP
11 1 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.15%) PMO
System Software
1 99 (14.56%) Docker
2 92 (13.53%) Active Directory
3 39 (5.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (1.76%) Virtual Desktop
5 11 (1.62%) Hyper-V
6 8 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (0.59%) Firmware
8 4 (0.59%) Terminal Services
8 4 (0.59%) vSphere
8 4 (0.59%) XenApp
8 4 (0.59%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.44%) NFS
10 2 (0.29%) Veritas File System
10 2 (0.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 1 (0.15%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.15%) HDFS
11 1 (0.15%) LXC
11 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 74 (10.88%) Kubernetes
2 61 (8.97%) Terraform
3 35 (5.15%) Ansible
4 25 (3.68%) Microsoft Intune
5 19 (2.79%) SCCM
6 7 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (1.03%) PowerCLI
7 5 (0.74%) Puppet
7 5 (0.74%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 4 (0.59%) Control-M
8 4 (0.59%) FortiGate
8 4 (0.59%) vRealize
9 3 (0.44%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (0.44%) Jamf Pro
9 3 (0.44%) Netcool
9 3 (0.44%) QRadar
9 3 (0.44%) Red Hat Satellite
9 3 (0.44%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (0.44%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 182 (26.76%) Microsoft
2 55 (8.09%) VMware
3 34 (5.00%) Citrix
4 28 (4.12%) Databricks
5 26 (3.82%) Oracle
6 21 (3.09%) Google
6 21 (3.09%) Salesforce.com
7 20 (2.94%) Cisco
8 12 (1.76%) ServiceNow
9 11 (1.62%) Alteryx
9 11 (1.62%) HP
9 11 (1.62%) MuleSoft
10 10 (1.47%) Nimble Storage
11 8 (1.18%) 3PAR
11 8 (1.18%) Meraki
11 8 (1.18%) Splunk
12 7 (1.03%) IBM
12 7 (1.03%) NetApp
13 6 (0.88%) Red Hat
14 5 (0.74%) CommVault