Period
to 27 February 2020

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 February 2020 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 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 6 9 22
Rank change year-on-year +3 +13 +22
Contract jobs citing Azure 601 831 535
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.88% 12.14% 7.53%
As % of the Cloud Services category 40.15% 42.48% 35.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 460 679 449
City of London median daily rate £513 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £363 £406 £388
90th Percentile £650 £650 £655
Central London median daily rate £505 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -3.81% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £38.75 - -
Central London median hourly rate £38.75 - £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 1,497 1,956 1,504
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 32.08% 28.58% 21.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,167 1,550 1,221
City of London median daily rate £513 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £313 £345 £323
90th Percentile £663 £675 £638
Central London median daily rate £513 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -2.38% +5.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 18
City of London median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.14% -12.50% -5.34%
10th Percentile £18.70 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £23.75 £36.18
Central London median hourly rate £20.25 £18.76 £20.25
% change year-on-year +7.94% -7.36% +1.66%

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 27 February 2020.

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 27 February 2020.

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 27 February 2020. 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
Moorgate +8 23 £550 -
London Bridge +2 18 £475 -13.64%
Azure
Central London

For the 6 months to 27 February 2020, 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.

1 203 (33.78%) DevOps
2 200 (33.28%) Microsoft
3 190 (31.61%) Agile Software Development
4 170 (28.29%) SQL
5 161 (26.79%) .NET
6 147 (24.46%) AWS
7 143 (23.79%) C#
8 128 (21.30%) Finance
9 97 (16.14%) SQL Server
10 88 (14.64%) Python
11 87 (14.48%) Kubernetes
12 85 (14.14%) Windows
12 85 (14.14%) Active Directory
13 78 (12.98%) Docker
14 76 (12.65%) Migration
15 74 (12.31%) Office 365
15 74 (12.31%) Microservices
16 70 (11.65%) JavaScript
17 64 (10.65%) Analytics
18 63 (10.48%) TDD
19 61 (10.15%) PowerShell
19 61 (10.15%) GCP
20 56 (9.32%) Scrum
21 53 (8.82%) Azure SQL Database
22 51 (8.49%) Terraform
23 49 (8.15%) Business Intelligence
24 48 (7.99%) AngularJS
25 46 (7.65%) Java
26 45 (7.49%) Linux
26 45 (7.49%) PaaS

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 42 (6.99%) SharePoint
2 20 (3.33%) Confluence
3 14 (2.33%) IIS
4 11 (1.83%) Apache Spark
5 9 (1.50%) Cloud Foundry
5 9 (1.50%) CMS
6 8 (1.33%) OpenStack
7 7 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (1.16%) MS Exchange
8 6 (1.00%) Apache
8 6 (1.00%) SAS
8 6 (1.00%) Sitecore CMS
9 5 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (0.83%) Skype for Business
9 5 (0.83%) Umbraco
10 4 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.67%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.50%) Apache Airflow
11 3 (0.50%) Mule
Applications
1 14 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.67%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 21 (3.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.50%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.83%) Adobe Campaign
4 2 (0.33%) Aligne
4 2 (0.33%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.33%) Maximo
4 2 (0.33%) R3 Corda
5 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 147 (24.46%) AWS
2 74 (12.31%) Office 365
3 61 (10.15%) GCP
4 45 (7.49%) PaaS
5 41 (6.82%) Azure Data Factory
5 41 (6.82%) Power Platform
6 40 (6.66%) Azure Active Directory
7 30 (4.99%) IaaS
8 26 (4.33%) Dynamics 365
9 22 (3.66%) Serverless
10 19 (3.16%) Azure Machine Learning
11 18 (3.00%) SaaS
12 17 (2.83%) Azure Functions
13 15 (2.50%) Azure Stack
14 12 (2.00%) GitHub
14 12 (2.00%) PowerApps
15 9 (1.50%) Data Lake Analytics
16 8 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
16 8 (1.33%) npm
16 8 (1.33%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 30 (4.99%) Firewall
2 27 (4.49%) DNS
3 14 (2.33%) DHCP
3 14 (2.33%) LAN
4 13 (2.16%) VPN
5 12 (2.00%) WAN
6 9 (1.50%) MPLS
7 8 (1.33%) Network Security
8 7 (1.16%) SAN
9 6 (1.00%) NetScaler
9 6 (1.00%) TCP/IP
10 5 (0.83%) Internet
10 5 (0.83%) Skype
11 4 (0.67%) IP Telephony
11 4 (0.67%) Unified Communications
11 4 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (0.50%) HTTP
12 3 (0.50%) SSL
12 3 (0.50%) VLAN
12 3 (0.50%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (16.14%) SQL Server
2 53 (8.82%) Azure SQL Database
3 40 (6.66%) Power BI
4 39 (6.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 37 (6.16%) Data Lake
5 37 (6.16%) Data Warehouse
6 27 (4.49%) Big Data
7 22 (3.66%) Relational Database
8 19 (3.16%) NoSQL
9 18 (3.00%) MySQL
10 17 (2.83%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 15 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 14 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 13 (2.16%) MongoDB
14 12 (2.00%) Cosmos DB
14 12 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
15 10 (1.66%) Hadoop
16 8 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
17 7 (1.16%) Oracle Database
17 7 (1.16%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 38 (6.32%) Git (software)
2 35 (5.82%) Jenkins
2 35 (5.82%) JIRA
3 29 (4.83%) TeamCity
4 21 (3.49%) Visual Studio
5 20 (3.33%) Visual Studio Team System
6 19 (3.16%) Octopus Deploy
7 18 (3.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (2.33%) Selenium
9 13 (2.16%) SpecFlow
10 8 (1.33%) NUnit
11 7 (1.16%) Grunt
11 7 (1.16%) gulp
11 7 (1.16%) Maven
12 6 (1.00%) JUnit
12 6 (1.00%) Postman
12 6 (1.00%) WebDriver
13 5 (0.83%) Cucumber
13 5 (0.83%) Fiddler
14 4 (0.67%) Cypress.io
General
1 128 (21.30%) Finance
2 41 (6.82%) Banking
3 15 (2.50%) Public Sector
4 13 (2.16%) Marketing
5 9 (1.50%) Retail
6 8 (1.33%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.33%) Law
7 7 (1.16%) Legal
8 6 (1.00%) Back Office
8 6 (1.00%) Front Office
9 5 (0.83%) Games
10 3 (0.50%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.33%) Advertising
11 2 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.33%) Housing Association
11 2 (0.33%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.17%) Local Government
12 1 (0.17%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 164 (27.29%) Developer
2 88 (14.64%) Architect
2 88 (14.64%) Azure Engineer
3 77 (12.81%) DevOps Engineer
4 50 (8.32%) .NET Developer
5 42 (6.99%) Azure Developer
5 42 (6.99%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 41 (6.82%) C# Developer
7 25 (4.16%) Analyst
7 25 (4.16%) Azure Architect
8 24 (3.99%) Data Engineer
9 21 (3.49%) Azure DevOps
10 19 (3.16%) C# .NET Developer
10 19 (3.16%) Project Manager
10 19 (3.16%) Solutions Architect
10 19 (3.16%) SQL Developer
11 17 (2.83%) Cloud Engineer
11 17 (2.83%) Full Stack Developer
12 16 (2.66%) Platform Engineer
12 16 (2.66%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (26.79%) .NET
2 48 (7.99%) AngularJS
3 45 (7.49%) .NET Core
4 38 (6.32%) CSS
5 33 (5.49%) .NET Framework
6 32 (5.32%) HTML
7 31 (5.16%) ASP.NET
7 31 (5.16%) Web Services
8 29 (4.83%) React
9 25 (4.16%) ASP.NET Web API
9 25 (4.16%) RESTful
10 18 (3.00%) Node.js
11 17 (2.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 14 (2.33%) REST
13 13 (2.16%) JSON
14 12 (2.00%) ASP.NET MVC
14 12 (2.00%) jQuery
14 12 (2.00%) Vue.js
15 11 (1.83%) RabbitMQ
15 11 (1.83%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 29 (4.83%) Greenfield Project
2 28 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (2.83%) Data Centre
4 16 (2.66%) Public Cloud
5 13 (2.16%) Algorithms
6 11 (1.83%) User Experience
7 9 (1.50%) Cloud Native
8 8 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.16%) Data Structures
9 7 (1.16%) Fixed Income
10 6 (1.00%) Equities
10 6 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (1.00%) NHS
11 5 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (0.83%) Marketing Technology
12 4 (0.67%) Management Information System
12 4 (0.67%) PKI
13 3 (0.50%) Clustering
13 3 (0.50%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.50%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 85 (14.14%) Windows
2 45 (7.49%) Linux
3 37 (6.16%) Windows Server
4 19 (3.16%) Windows 10
4 19 (3.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (3.00%) Unix
6 15 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (1.33%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.83%) Android
8 5 (0.83%) CentOS
9 4 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.67%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.50%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.33%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.33%) VMS
12 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.17%) Solaris
12 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (33.78%) DevOps
2 190 (31.61%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (12.65%) Migration
4 74 (12.31%) Microservices
5 64 (10.65%) Analytics
6 63 (10.48%) TDD
7 56 (9.32%) Scrum
8 49 (8.15%) Business Intelligence
9 44 (7.32%) Test Automation
10 42 (6.99%) MVC
11 34 (5.66%) Machine Learning
12 32 (5.32%) ETL
12 32 (5.32%) Fintech
13 31 (5.16%) Data Modelling
14 29 (4.83%) Continuous Integration
14 29 (4.83%) Kanban
15 27 (4.49%) Software Engineering
16 26 (4.33%) Problem-Solving
17 25 (4.16%) CRM
18 24 (3.99%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 170 (28.29%) SQL
2 143 (23.79%) C#
3 88 (14.64%) Python
4 70 (11.65%) JavaScript
5 61 (10.15%) PowerShell
6 46 (7.65%) Java
7 20 (3.33%) T-SQL
8 14 (2.33%) TypeScript
9 11 (1.83%) Bash Shell
10 10 (1.66%) PHP
10 10 (1.66%) PL/SQL
11 9 (1.50%) C++
11 9 (1.50%) Ruby
11 9 (1.50%) Shell Script
12 7 (1.16%) Go
12 7 (1.16%) Groovy
12 7 (1.16%) VB
13 6 (1.00%) Scala
14 5 (0.83%) C
14 5 (0.83%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 22 (3.66%) Security Cleared
2 21 (3.49%) SC Cleared
3 17 (2.83%) Degree
4 7 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.67%) CISSP
6 4 (0.67%) PhD
7 3 (0.50%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (0.50%) PMP
8 2 (0.33%) CCNA
8 2 (0.33%) CCNP
8 2 (0.33%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.33%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.33%) MCSA
8 2 (0.33%) MCSE
8 2 (0.33%) SANS
9 1 (0.17%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 1 (0.17%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.33%) QA
2 8 (1.33%) SLA
3 7 (1.16%) GDPR
4 5 (0.83%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 4 (0.67%) NIST
6 3 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.33%) NCSC
7 2 (0.33%) NIST 800
7 2 (0.33%) Web Application Security Consortium
8 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.17%) GxP
8 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.17%) PMO
System Software
1 85 (14.14%) Active Directory
2 78 (12.98%) Docker
3 18 (3.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (3.00%) vSphere
4 17 (2.83%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (1.16%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.33%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 2 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.33%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.17%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.17%) UAG
8 1 (0.17%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.17%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 87 (14.48%) Kubernetes
2 51 (8.49%) Terraform
3 43 (7.15%) Ansible
4 25 (4.16%) SCCM
5 22 (3.66%) Puppet
6 17 (2.83%) Microsoft Intune
7 14 (2.33%) Single Sign-On
8 9 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (1.16%) MIIS
10 5 (0.83%) SCOM
11 4 (0.67%) logstash
12 3 (0.50%) Consul
13 2 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
13 2 (0.33%) DatAdvantage
13 2 (0.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 2 (0.33%) Grafana
13 2 (0.33%) Graphite
13 2 (0.33%) Jamf Pro
13 2 (0.33%) Kibana
13 2 (0.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 200 (33.28%) Microsoft
2 33 (5.49%) VMware
3 25 (4.16%) Google
4 23 (3.83%) Cisco
5 17 (2.83%) Oracle
6 14 (2.33%) Atlassian
7 13 (2.16%) Citrix
8 12 (2.00%) Databricks
9 8 (1.33%) HP
9 8 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (1.33%) Sitecore
10 7 (1.16%) IBM
11 6 (1.00%) Adobe
11 6 (1.00%) ServiceNow
11 6 (1.00%) Splunk
12 5 (0.83%) Apple
12 5 (0.83%) CheckPoint
12 5 (0.83%) Meraki
12 5 (0.83%) Tableau
12 5 (0.83%) Xamarin