Period
to 27 January 2022

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 27 January 2022 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
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 6 5 7
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2 +6
Contract jobs citing Azure 633 338 630
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 15.77% 16.03% 12.94%
As % of the Cloud Services category 41.40% 47.88% 39.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 513 260 500
10th Percentile £416 £399 £365
25th Percentile £500 £463 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £538 £513
Median % change year-on-year +2.33% +4.88% -2.38%
75th Percentile £638 £602 £600
90th Percentile £736 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £513
% change year-on-year +4.76% +2.44% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
10th Percentile - - £23.98
25th Percentile £19.78 - £28.06
Median hourly rate £20.19 - £37.25
75th Percentile £20.59 - £47.56
90th Percentile - - £52.33
Central London median hourly rate £20.19 - £37.25

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 1,529 706 1,589
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.08% 33.48% 32.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,247 561 1,267
10th Percentile £400 £319 £313
25th Percentile £486 £420 £414
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £570 £525 £520
Median % change year-on-year +8.57% +0.96% -0.95%
75th Percentile £669 £594 £600
90th Percentile £750 £650 £675
Central London median daily rate £570 £511 £513
% change year-on-year +11.49% -0.24% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 12
10th Percentile £13.79 £20.25 £18.71
25th Percentile £13.88 £20.63 £19.69
Median hourly rate £14.25 £21.25 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -32.94% +3.66% +17.14%
75th Percentile £19.10 £21.88 £22.37
90th Percentile £24.75 £22.25 £23.72
Central London median hourly rate £14.25 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -36.67% +9.76% +13.10%

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 27 January 2022.

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 27 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London Bridge +2 8 £575 -4.17%
Azure
Central London

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, 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.

1 257 (40.60%) DevOps
2 219 (34.60%) Microsoft
2 219 (34.60%) Finance
3 185 (29.23%) Agile Software Development
4 182 (28.75%) AWS
5 154 (24.33%) CI/CD
6 142 (22.43%) SQL
7 114 (18.01%) Migration
8 111 (17.54%) Docker
9 108 (17.06%) Active Directory
9 108 (17.06%) Social Skills
10 106 (16.75%) .NET
11 105 (16.59%) Microsoft 365
12 101 (15.96%) Windows
13 96 (15.17%) PowerShell
13 96 (15.17%) Kubernetes
14 94 (14.85%) Python
14 94 (14.85%) C#
15 84 (13.27%) SQL Server
16 80 (12.64%) Terraform
17 73 (11.53%) JavaScript
18 71 (11.22%) Business Intelligence
19 70 (11.06%) Power Platform
20 66 (10.43%) Analytics
21 65 (10.27%) Java
22 62 (9.79%) Scrum
22 62 (9.79%) Jenkins
23 60 (9.48%) GCP
23 60 (9.48%) Azure Active Directory
23 60 (9.48%) TDD

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 31 (4.90%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.37%) Confluence
3 12 (1.90%) IIS
3 12 (1.90%) MS Exchange
4 8 (1.26%) Apache Spark
5 6 (0.95%) NServiceBus
6 4 (0.63%) Apache
6 4 (0.63%) CMS
6 4 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.63%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.47%) Jupyter
8 2 (0.32%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.32%) Red Hat Fuse
8 2 (0.32%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.16%) Apache Airflow
9 1 (0.16%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 27 (4.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (1.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (1.26%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.47%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.32%) Adobe XD
6 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.16%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.16%) InVision
6 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.79%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.32%) Cloudability
4 1 (0.16%) Northgate Housing
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle SCM
4 1 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 182 (28.75%) AWS
2 105 (16.59%) Microsoft 365
3 70 (11.06%) Power Platform
4 60 (9.48%) Azure Active Directory
4 60 (9.48%) GCP
5 46 (7.27%) PaaS
5 46 (7.27%) Serverless
6 39 (6.16%) SaaS
7 34 (5.37%) IaaS
8 33 (5.21%) GitHub
9 25 (3.95%) Azure Data Factory
10 22 (3.48%) AWS CloudFormation
10 22 (3.48%) Azure Service Bus
11 16 (2.53%) Azure Functions
11 16 (2.53%) Azure Logic Apps
12 14 (2.21%) Azure Synapse Analytics
12 14 (2.21%) PowerApps
12 14 (2.21%) Snowflake
13 12 (1.90%) Power Automate
14 11 (1.74%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 39 (6.16%) Firewall
2 34 (5.37%) DNS
3 25 (3.95%) DHCP
4 18 (2.84%) WAN
5 15 (2.37%) VPN
6 14 (2.21%) Internet
7 13 (2.05%) MPLS
8 11 (1.74%) LAN
9 10 (1.58%) NetScaler
10 9 (1.42%) IP Telephony
10 9 (1.42%) SD-WAN
11 6 (0.95%) Wireless
12 5 (0.79%) IPsec
12 5 (0.79%) IPv4
12 5 (0.79%) Network Security
13 4 (0.63%) BGP
13 4 (0.63%) DMZ
13 4 (0.63%) HTTP
13 4 (0.63%) SSL
13 4 (0.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (13.27%) SQL Server
2 57 (9.00%) Data Warehouse
3 55 (8.69%) Power BI
4 29 (4.58%) Data Lake
5 28 (4.42%) NoSQL
6 27 (4.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 21 (3.32%) Tableau
8 19 (3.00%) MySQL
9 18 (2.84%) PostgreSQL
10 15 (2.37%) Azure SQL Database
11 14 (2.21%) MongoDB
11 14 (2.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 14 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 13 (2.05%) Big Data
13 12 (1.90%) Relational Database
14 10 (1.58%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 9 (1.42%) SQL Server 2014
16 8 (1.26%) Hadoop
17 6 (0.95%) DB2
18 5 (0.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 62 (9.79%) Jenkins
2 58 (9.16%) Git (software)
3 32 (5.06%) JIRA
4 30 (4.74%) GitLab
5 29 (4.58%) TeamCity
6 25 (3.95%) Visual Studio
7 19 (3.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (1.90%) Cucumber
9 11 (1.74%) Selenium
10 10 (1.58%) Octopus Deploy
11 9 (1.42%) webpack
12 7 (1.11%) Grunt
12 7 (1.11%) Maven
13 6 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 6 (0.95%) Bitbucket
13 6 (0.95%) Gradle
13 6 (0.95%) SonarQube
14 5 (0.79%) Sonatype Nexus
14 5 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
15 4 (0.63%) Subversion
General
1 219 (34.60%) Finance
2 108 (17.06%) Social Skills
3 39 (6.16%) Banking
4 33 (5.21%) Legal
5 29 (4.58%) Financial Institution
6 19 (3.00%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (3.00%) Public Sector
7 18 (2.84%) Front Office
8 14 (2.21%) Law
8 14 (2.21%) Presentation Skills
9 11 (1.74%) Investment Banking
10 7 (1.11%) Back Office
11 6 (0.95%) Retail
12 5 (0.79%) Documentation Skills
13 4 (0.63%) Billing
13 4 (0.63%) Marketing
14 3 (0.47%) Influencing Skills
14 3 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.32%) International Banking
16 1 (0.16%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 171 (27.01%) Developer
2 94 (14.85%) Architect
3 58 (9.16%) Azure Engineer
4 56 (8.85%) Analyst
5 45 (7.11%) DevOps Engineer
6 43 (6.79%) .NET Developer
7 34 (5.37%) Consultant
8 30 (4.74%) Azure Developer
8 30 (4.74%) Cloud Engineer
9 27 (4.27%) Data Engineer
10 26 (4.11%) Solutions Architect
11 25 (3.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 24 (3.79%) Azure Architect
13 22 (3.48%) Cloud Architect
13 22 (3.48%) Full Stack Developer
13 22 (3.48%) Security Consultant
13 22 (3.48%) Security Engineer
14 21 (3.32%) Senior DevOps
15 18 (2.84%) C# Developer
15 18 (2.84%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (16.75%) .NET
2 50 (7.90%) AngularJS
3 45 (7.11%) HTML
4 38 (6.00%) CSS
5 36 (5.69%) React
6 30 (4.74%) .NET Core
6 30 (4.74%) Web Services
7 28 (4.42%) HTML5
8 27 (4.27%) Vue.js
9 20 (3.16%) ASP.NET
9 20 (3.16%) Node.js
9 20 (3.16%) Sass
10 19 (3.00%) CSS3
10 19 (3.00%) LESS
11 18 (2.84%) .NET Framework
11 18 (2.84%) ARM Templates
12 17 (2.69%) Laravel
12 17 (2.69%) REST
12 17 (2.69%) RESTful
12 17 (2.69%) Vuetify.js
Miscellaneous
1 34 (5.37%) Public Cloud
2 31 (4.90%) Data Centre
3 29 (4.58%) Cloud Native
3 29 (4.58%) Hedge funds
4 25 (3.95%) Greenfield Project
5 17 (2.69%) User Experience
6 14 (2.21%) Hybrid Cloud
6 14 (2.21%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (1.58%) Legacy Systems
7 10 (1.58%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.42%) Fat Client
8 9 (1.42%) Thin Client
9 8 (1.26%) Fixed Income
9 8 (1.26%) Reinsurance
10 7 (1.11%) Replication
11 6 (0.95%) Data Structures
11 6 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 6 (0.95%) iSeries
11 6 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 101 (15.96%) Windows
2 44 (6.95%) Windows Server
3 41 (6.48%) Linux
4 19 (3.00%) Windows 10
5 16 (2.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (1.90%) Windows 7
7 11 (1.74%) Unix
8 10 (1.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.79%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.63%) CentOS
11 4 (0.63%) Windows Server 2016
11 4 (0.63%) Windows Server 2019
12 3 (0.47%) VMS
13 1 (0.16%) Android
13 1 (0.16%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.16%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 257 (40.60%) DevOps
2 185 (29.23%) Agile Software Development
3 154 (24.33%) CI/CD
4 114 (18.01%) Migration
5 71 (11.22%) Business Intelligence
6 66 (10.43%) Analytics
7 62 (9.79%) Scrum
8 60 (9.48%) Infrastructure as Code
8 60 (9.48%) TDD
9 57 (9.00%) Software Engineering
10 54 (8.53%) Microservices
11 52 (8.21%) SDLC
12 48 (7.58%) ETL
13 46 (7.27%) Full Stack Development
14 43 (6.79%) Stakeholder Management
15 41 (6.48%) Problem-Solving
16 40 (6.32%) ITIL
17 39 (6.16%) Cybersecurity
18 36 (5.69%) Information Security
18 36 (5.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 142 (22.43%) SQL
2 96 (15.17%) PowerShell
3 94 (14.85%) C#
3 94 (14.85%) Python
4 73 (11.53%) JavaScript
5 65 (10.27%) Java
6 26 (4.11%) T-SQL
7 25 (3.95%) Bash
7 25 (3.95%) PHP
8 14 (2.21%) TypeScript
9 13 (2.05%) R
10 11 (1.74%) VBA
11 9 (1.42%) Go
12 8 (1.26%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 7 (1.11%) Scala
14 6 (0.95%) C++
15 5 (0.79%) C
15 5 (0.79%) Kotlin
16 4 (0.63%) Groovy
16 4 (0.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 37 (5.85%) Degree
2 18 (2.84%) Security Cleared
3 16 (2.53%) Computer Science Degree
4 14 (2.21%) SC Cleared
5 11 (1.74%) CISSP
6 10 (1.58%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (1.11%) TOGAF Certification
9 6 (0.95%) CCNA
9 6 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 6 (0.95%) MCP
9 6 (0.95%) MCSA
9 6 (0.95%) MCSE
10 5 (0.79%) AWS Certification
10 5 (0.79%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 5 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.47%) Master's Degree
13 2 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (6.00%) GDPR
2 28 (4.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (2.69%) QA
4 14 (2.21%) Data Quality
5 8 (1.26%) SLA
6 6 (0.95%) COBIT
6 6 (0.95%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.63%) Accessibility
7 4 (0.63%) ISO 22301
8 3 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 3 (0.47%) NIST
8 3 (0.47%) Solvency II
9 2 (0.32%) GRC
9 2 (0.32%) IFRS
10 1 (0.16%) FedRAMP
10 1 (0.16%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 111 (17.54%) Docker
2 108 (17.06%) Active Directory
3 33 (5.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (2.21%) Hyper-V
5 13 (2.05%) vSphere
6 8 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.95%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.47%) XenApp
8 3 (0.47%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.16%) Firmware
10 1 (0.16%) HDFS
10 1 (0.16%) LXC
10 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.16%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.16%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 1 (0.16%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 96 (15.17%) Kubernetes
2 80 (12.64%) Terraform
3 39 (6.16%) Microsoft Intune
4 28 (4.42%) Ansible
5 27 (4.27%) SCCM
6 10 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (1.42%) Puppet
8 8 (1.26%) Grafana
9 7 (1.11%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 5 (0.79%) FortiGate
10 5 (0.79%) Icinga
10 5 (0.79%) Packer
10 5 (0.79%) SCOM
10 5 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
11 4 (0.63%) BladeLogic
11 4 (0.63%) Istio
11 4 (0.63%) Jamf Pro
12 3 (0.47%) Nessus
12 3 (0.47%) Prometheus
13 2 (0.32%) Ambari
Vendors
1 219 (34.60%) Microsoft
2 50 (7.90%) VMware
3 36 (5.69%) Citrix
4 25 (3.95%) Databricks
5 20 (3.16%) Oracle
6 19 (3.00%) Google
7 17 (2.69%) Cisco
8 10 (1.58%) Red Hat
9 8 (1.26%) Alteryx
9 8 (1.26%) ServiceNow
10 7 (1.11%) Guidewire
10 7 (1.11%) Nimble Storage
10 7 (1.11%) Splunk
11 6 (0.95%) Okta
12 5 (0.79%) BMC
12 5 (0.79%) CyberArk
12 5 (0.79%) ION Trading
13 4 (0.63%) Adobe
13 4 (0.63%) Commvault
13 4 (0.63%) MuleSoft