Period
to 7 December 2019

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 7 December 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 15 31
Rank change year-on-year +9 +16 +16
Contract jobs citing Azure 807 731 414
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 14.30% 10.25% 5.74%
As % of the Cloud Services category 41.77% 37.33% 31.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 641 612 315
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £371 £400 £341
90th Percentile £650 £638 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £498
% change year-on-year - +5.53% -0.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £22.50 - -
Central London median hourly rate £22.50 - £15.00

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 1,932 1,958 1,335
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 34.22% 27.46% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,507 1,591 1,064
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £661 £668 £638
Central London median daily rate £520 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -0.95% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 12 26
City of London median hourly rate £20.92 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.51% -2.78% -45.86%
10th Percentile £18.50 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £28.95 £23.75 £29.76
Central London median hourly rate £20.83 £18.76 £19.00
% change year-on-year +11.03% -1.26% -45.71%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Azure as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure in the City of London

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure in the City of London over the 6 months to 7 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure in the City of London

Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Azure in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Azure in the City of London

Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure in the City of London over the 6 months to 7 December 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 7 December 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
London Bridge +11 45 £500 -13.04% 1
Moorgate +15 34 £550 -
Azure
Central London

For the 6 months to 7 December 2019, 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.

1 276 (34.20%) DevOps
2 264 (32.71%) Microsoft
3 243 (30.11%) Agile Software Development
4 224 (27.76%) SQL
5 222 (27.51%) .NET
6 217 (26.89%) C#
7 200 (24.78%) AWS
8 199 (24.66%) Finance
9 159 (19.70%) SQL Server
10 125 (15.49%) Microservices
11 121 (14.99%) Windows
12 118 (14.62%) Docker
13 115 (14.25%) Active Directory
14 114 (14.13%) Office 365
15 113 (14.00%) Kubernetes
16 111 (13.75%) Python
17 108 (13.38%) JavaScript
17 108 (13.38%) Migration
18 102 (12.64%) PowerShell
19 87 (10.78%) Scrum
20 85 (10.53%) AngularJS
21 84 (10.41%) Business Intelligence
22 83 (10.29%) TDD
22 83 (10.29%) GCP
23 72 (8.92%) .NET Core
24 69 (8.55%) Azure Active Directory
24 69 (8.55%) Analytics
25 68 (8.43%) Git (software)
26 67 (8.30%) SharePoint
27 65 (8.05%) Azure SQL Database

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 67 (8.30%) SharePoint
2 26 (3.22%) IIS
3 21 (2.60%) Apache Spark
4 19 (2.35%) Confluence
5 14 (1.73%) CMS
6 12 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
7 11 (1.36%) MS Exchange
8 10 (1.24%) OpenStack
9 9 (1.12%) Cloud Foundry
9 9 (1.12%) Skype for Business
10 6 (0.74%) Apache
10 6 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
10 6 (0.74%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.62%) Umbraco
12 4 (0.50%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.37%) EPiServer
13 3 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
13 3 (0.37%) JBoss
Applications
1 19 (2.35%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.25%) InfoPath
3 2 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.12%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.12%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 29 (3.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.24%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.87%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.25%) Aligne
4 2 (0.25%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (0.25%) R3 Corda
5 1 (0.12%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.12%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 1 (0.12%) Primavera
5 1 (0.12%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 200 (24.78%) AWS
2 114 (14.13%) Office 365
3 83 (10.29%) GCP
4 69 (8.55%) Azure Active Directory
5 61 (7.56%) Azure Data Factory
6 59 (7.31%) Power Platform
7 55 (6.82%) PaaS
8 44 (5.45%) IaaS
9 38 (4.71%) Serverless
10 32 (3.97%) Dynamics 365
11 26 (3.22%) Azure Functions
12 21 (2.60%) SaaS
13 16 (1.98%) GitHub
14 14 (1.73%) Azure Machine Learning
15 13 (1.61%) Data Lake Analytics
16 11 (1.36%) PowerApps
17 10 (1.24%) AWS Lambda
18 9 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
18 9 (1.12%) npm
19 8 (0.99%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 43 (5.33%) Firewall
2 27 (3.35%) DNS
3 24 (2.97%) VPN
4 19 (2.35%) LAN
5 17 (2.11%) WAN
6 16 (1.98%) DHCP
7 12 (1.49%) Internet
7 12 (1.49%) MPLS
7 12 (1.49%) Skype
8 11 (1.36%) Wi-Fi
9 9 (1.12%) Network Security
9 9 (1.12%) SAN
10 8 (0.99%) IP Telephony
10 8 (0.99%) TCP/IP
10 8 (0.99%) VLAN
11 6 (0.74%) NetScaler
12 5 (0.62%) Unified Communications
12 5 (0.62%) VoIP
12 5 (0.62%) Wireless
13 4 (0.50%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (19.70%) SQL Server
2 65 (8.05%) Azure SQL Database
3 62 (7.68%) Data Warehouse
4 61 (7.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 58 (7.19%) Power BI
6 55 (6.82%) Data Lake
7 33 (4.09%) Big Data
8 29 (3.59%) Cosmos DB
9 28 (3.47%) NoSQL
9 28 (3.47%) Relational Database
10 25 (3.10%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 25 (3.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 22 (2.73%) PostgreSQL
12 19 (2.35%) MongoDB
12 19 (2.35%) MySQL
13 17 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 13 (1.61%) SQL Server 2017
15 12 (1.49%) Hadoop
15 12 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
16 10 (1.24%) Redis
Development Applications
1 68 (8.43%) Git (software)
2 46 (5.70%) Jenkins
3 39 (4.83%) JIRA
4 38 (4.71%) TeamCity
5 32 (3.97%) Visual Studio
5 32 (3.97%) Visual Studio Team System
6 25 (3.10%) Octopus Deploy
7 23 (2.85%) Team Foundation Server
8 18 (2.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 18 (2.23%) Selenium
9 12 (1.49%) NUnit
10 10 (1.24%) Cucumber
10 10 (1.24%) Maven
11 9 (1.12%) Babel
11 9 (1.12%) gulp
11 9 (1.12%) Postman
11 9 (1.12%) SpecFlow
11 9 (1.12%) WebDriver
11 9 (1.12%) webpack
12 7 (0.87%) Grunt
General
1 199 (24.66%) Finance
2 52 (6.44%) Banking
3 18 (2.23%) Retail
4 17 (2.11%) Law
5 15 (1.86%) Advertising
5 15 (1.86%) Marketing
5 15 (1.86%) Public Sector
6 12 (1.49%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.12%) Front Office
8 8 (0.99%) Publishing
9 7 (0.87%) Legal
10 5 (0.62%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.62%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.50%) Back Office
11 4 (0.50%) Electronics
11 4 (0.50%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.37%) Games
12 3 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.25%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 238 (29.49%) Developer
2 116 (14.37%) Azure Engineer
3 115 (14.25%) Architect
4 105 (13.01%) DevOps Engineer
5 83 (10.29%) Azure DevOps
6 69 (8.55%) .NET Developer
6 69 (8.55%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 56 (6.94%) C# Developer
8 50 (6.20%) Azure Developer
9 36 (4.46%) Analyst
9 36 (4.46%) Azure Architect
10 32 (3.97%) Kubernetes Engineer
10 32 (3.97%) Senior Developer
11 31 (3.84%) Full Stack Developer
12 29 (3.59%) Solutions Architect
12 29 (3.59%) SQL Developer
13 26 (3.22%) Project Manager
14 25 (3.10%) Angular Developer
15 24 (2.97%) C# .NET Developer
15 24 (2.97%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 222 (27.51%) .NET
2 85 (10.53%) AngularJS
3 72 (8.92%) .NET Core
4 58 (7.19%) CSS
5 56 (6.94%) ASP.NET
6 45 (5.58%) .NET Framework
7 42 (5.20%) HTML
8 41 (5.08%) React
9 38 (4.71%) ASP.NET Web API
10 36 (4.46%) Node.js
11 35 (4.34%) Web Services
12 33 (4.09%) RESTful
13 29 (3.59%) REST
14 25 (3.10%) JSON
14 25 (3.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 20 (2.48%) ASP.NET MVC
16 19 (2.35%) Kafka
17 17 (2.11%) Entity Framework
18 16 (1.98%) jQuery
18 16 (1.98%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 48 (5.95%) Greenfield Project
2 38 (4.71%) Public Cloud
3 30 (3.72%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (2.23%) Data Centre
5 17 (2.11%) User Experience
6 13 (1.61%) Hybrid Cloud
7 12 (1.49%) Algorithms
8 9 (1.12%) Data Structures
9 8 (0.99%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (0.87%) Cloud Native
11 6 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (0.74%) Mobile App
11 6 (0.74%) Social Media
12 5 (0.62%) Replication
13 4 (0.50%) Fixed Income
13 4 (0.50%) Linux Command Line
13 4 (0.50%) Management Information System
13 4 (0.50%) PKI
14 3 (0.37%) Equities
14 3 (0.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 121 (14.99%) Windows
2 49 (6.07%) Linux
3 39 (4.83%) Windows Server
4 27 (3.35%) Windows 10
5 22 (2.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (2.23%) Unix
8 12 (1.49%) Android
8 12 (1.49%) Windows 7
9 10 (1.24%) Apple iOS
10 7 (0.87%) CentOS
10 7 (0.87%) Ubuntu
11 6 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.74%) VMS
12 4 (0.50%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.25%) Debian
13 2 (0.25%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.12%) CoreOS
14 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 276 (34.20%) DevOps
2 243 (30.11%) Agile Software Development
3 125 (15.49%) Microservices
4 108 (13.38%) Migration
5 87 (10.78%) Scrum
6 84 (10.41%) Business Intelligence
7 83 (10.29%) TDD
8 69 (8.55%) Analytics
9 63 (7.81%) MVC
10 57 (7.06%) Test Automation
11 51 (6.32%) ETL
12 47 (5.82%) Continuous Integration
13 40 (4.96%) Data Modelling
13 40 (4.96%) Problem-Solving
14 39 (4.83%) BDD
15 38 (4.71%) Fintech
16 37 (4.58%) Software Engineering
17 36 (4.46%) Kanban
17 36 (4.46%) Mentoring
18 35 (4.34%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 224 (27.76%) SQL
2 217 (26.89%) C#
3 111 (13.75%) Python
4 108 (13.38%) JavaScript
5 102 (12.64%) PowerShell
6 56 (6.94%) Java
7 33 (4.09%) T-SQL
8 27 (3.35%) TypeScript
9 19 (2.35%) Bash Shell
10 17 (2.11%) Scala
11 13 (1.61%) C++
11 13 (1.61%) ES6
12 12 (1.49%) Go
12 12 (1.49%) PL/SQL
13 10 (1.24%) Ruby
13 10 (1.24%) VB
14 6 (0.74%) C
14 6 (0.74%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 6 (0.74%) Shell Script
15 5 (0.62%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 33 (4.09%) Degree
2 28 (3.47%) Security Cleared
3 21 (2.60%) SC Cleared
4 8 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (0.87%) CISSP
6 6 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (0.50%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.50%) ISTQB
7 4 (0.50%) MCSE
7 4 (0.50%) PhD
8 3 (0.37%) CCIE
8 3 (0.37%) CCNA
8 3 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (0.37%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.37%) MCSA
8 3 (0.37%) SANS
9 2 (0.25%) MCITP
9 2 (0.25%) MCP
9 2 (0.25%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.48%) QA
2 14 (1.73%) SLA
3 6 (0.74%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.62%) GDPR
5 4 (0.50%) NIST
6 3 (0.37%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.25%) NCSC
7 2 (0.25%) NIST 800
7 2 (0.25%) PMO
7 2 (0.25%) Web Application Security Consortium
8 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.12%) GxP
8 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 118 (14.62%) Docker
2 115 (14.25%) Active Directory
3 26 (3.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (2.73%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (1.98%) Hyper-V
5 16 (1.98%) vSphere
6 8 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (0.87%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.37%) VMware Server
9 3 (0.37%) XenApp
9 3 (0.37%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.25%) NFS
10 2 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.12%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.12%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.12%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.12%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 113 (14.00%) Kubernetes
2 63 (7.81%) Terraform
3 46 (5.70%) Ansible
4 35 (4.34%) SCCM
5 25 (3.10%) Puppet
6 24 (2.97%) Microsoft Intune
7 20 (2.48%) Single Sign-On
8 16 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
9 11 (1.36%) MIIS
10 5 (0.62%) SCOM
10 5 (0.62%) WSUS
11 4 (0.50%) Mesos
12 3 (0.37%) Consul
12 3 (0.37%) logstash
12 3 (0.37%) Marathon
13 2 (0.25%) CASB
13 2 (0.25%) Docker Swarm
13 2 (0.25%) Kibana
13 2 (0.25%) PingFederate
13 2 (0.25%) Salt
Vendors
1 264 (32.71%) Microsoft
2 44 (5.45%) VMware
3 39 (4.83%) Google
4 31 (3.84%) Oracle
5 24 (2.97%) Cisco
6 23 (2.85%) Citrix
7 18 (2.23%) Databricks
8 12 (1.49%) Sitecore
9 10 (1.24%) Tableau
10 9 (1.12%) Atlassian
11 8 (0.99%) Cloudera
11 8 (0.99%) Red Hat
11 8 (0.99%) SAP
12 7 (0.87%) Apple
12 7 (0.87%) MuleSoft
12 7 (0.87%) Splunk
13 6 (0.74%) HP
13 6 (0.74%) Meraki
13 6 (0.74%) NetApp
13 6 (0.74%) Sybase