Period
to 16 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 16 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
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 6 10 22
Rank change year-on-year +4 +12 +20
Contract jobs citing Azure 603 785 517
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.95% 11.59% 7.27%
As % of the Cloud Services category 39.96% 41.51% 35.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 467 644 431
City of London median daily rate £520 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.95% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £363 £402 £375
90th Percentile £653 £638 £655
Central London median daily rate £513 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -2.38% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 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 1,509 1,891 1,476
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 32.40% 27.91% 20.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,180 1,501 1,203
City of London median daily rate £513 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +5.00% +0.45%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £319
90th Percentile £663 £663 £638
Central London median daily rate £513 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -2.38% +5.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 17
City of London median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.14% -12.50% -10.45%
10th Percentile £18.70 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £23.75 £23.75 £37.90
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.76 £20.50
% change year-on-year +6.61% -8.49% -2.97%

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 16 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
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 16 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 +9 24 £550 -
London Bridge +2 19 £475 -13.64%
Azure
Central London

For the 6 months to 16 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.

1 207 (34.33%) DevOps
2 195 (32.34%) Microsoft
3 193 (32.01%) Agile Software Development
4 172 (28.52%) SQL
5 164 (27.20%) .NET
6 151 (25.04%) C#
6 151 (25.04%) AWS
7 129 (21.39%) Finance
8 101 (16.75%) SQL Server
9 85 (14.10%) Active Directory
9 85 (14.10%) Kubernetes
10 84 (13.93%) Windows
11 82 (13.60%) Python
12 80 (13.27%) Microservices
13 77 (12.77%) Docker
14 76 (12.60%) Office 365
14 76 (12.60%) Migration
15 69 (11.44%) JavaScript
16 68 (11.28%) TDD
17 63 (10.45%) Analytics
18 62 (10.28%) GCP
19 59 (9.78%) PowerShell
20 58 (9.62%) Scrum
21 54 (8.96%) Terraform
22 51 (8.46%) AngularJS
22 51 (8.46%) Azure SQL Database
23 50 (8.29%) .NET Core
24 49 (8.13%) Business Intelligence
25 47 (7.79%) Linux
26 45 (7.46%) Java

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 44 (7.30%) SharePoint
2 19 (3.15%) Confluence
3 14 (2.32%) IIS
4 9 (1.49%) Apache Spark
4 9 (1.49%) CMS
5 8 (1.33%) Cloud Foundry
5 8 (1.33%) OpenStack
6 7 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (1.16%) MS Exchange
7 6 (1.00%) SAS
7 6 (1.00%) Sitecore CMS
8 5 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (0.83%) Skype for Business
8 5 (0.83%) Umbraco
9 4 (0.66%) Apache
9 4 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (0.66%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.50%) Mule
Applications
1 16 (2.65%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.66%) Zeplin
4 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (3.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.49%) 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
1 151 (25.04%) AWS
2 76 (12.60%) Office 365
3 62 (10.28%) GCP
4 44 (7.30%) Azure Data Factory
4 44 (7.30%) PaaS
5 42 (6.97%) Power Platform
6 41 (6.80%) Azure Active Directory
7 29 (4.81%) IaaS
8 27 (4.48%) Dynamics 365
9 22 (3.65%) Serverless
10 19 (3.15%) Azure Machine Learning
11 18 (2.99%) SaaS
12 17 (2.82%) Azure Functions
13 15 (2.49%) Azure Stack
14 13 (2.16%) GitHub
15 11 (1.82%) PowerApps
16 10 (1.66%) Data Lake Analytics
17 8 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
17 8 (1.33%) npm
17 8 (1.33%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 30 (4.98%) Firewall
2 26 (4.31%) DNS
3 15 (2.49%) LAN
4 14 (2.32%) DHCP
4 14 (2.32%) VPN
5 13 (2.16%) WAN
6 9 (1.49%) MPLS
7 8 (1.33%) Network Security
8 7 (1.16%) SAN
9 6 (1.00%) NetScaler
9 6 (1.00%) Skype
9 6 (1.00%) TCP/IP
10 5 (0.83%) Internet
11 4 (0.66%) IP Telephony
11 4 (0.66%) Unified Communications
11 4 (0.66%) VoIP
11 4 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (0.50%) HTTP
12 3 (0.50%) SSL
12 3 (0.50%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (16.75%) SQL Server
2 51 (8.46%) Azure SQL Database
3 42 (6.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 41 (6.80%) Power BI
5 39 (6.47%) Data Lake
6 38 (6.30%) Data Warehouse
7 26 (4.31%) Big Data
8 23 (3.81%) Relational Database
9 22 (3.65%) NoSQL
10 19 (3.15%) MySQL
11 18 (2.99%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 17 (2.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 13 (2.16%) MongoDB
14 12 (1.99%) Cosmos DB
14 12 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 11 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
16 10 (1.66%) Hadoop
17 8 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
18 7 (1.16%) Oracle Database
18 7 (1.16%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 39 (6.47%) Git (software)
2 35 (5.80%) Jenkins
3 33 (5.47%) JIRA
4 30 (4.98%) TeamCity
5 20 (3.32%) Visual Studio
6 19 (3.15%) Octopus Deploy
6 19 (3.15%) Visual Studio Team System
7 18 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (2.32%) Selenium
9 13 (2.16%) SpecFlow
10 9 (1.49%) NUnit
11 8 (1.33%) Grunt
11 8 (1.33%) gulp
11 8 (1.33%) Maven
12 6 (1.00%) Cucumber
12 6 (1.00%) WebDriver
13 5 (0.83%) Fiddler
13 5 (0.83%) JUnit
13 5 (0.83%) Postman
13 5 (0.83%) webpack
General
1 129 (21.39%) Finance
2 40 (6.63%) Banking
3 15 (2.49%) Public Sector
4 13 (2.16%) Marketing
4 13 (2.16%) Retail
5 10 (1.66%) Law
6 7 (1.16%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.16%) Legal
7 6 (1.00%) Back Office
7 6 (1.00%) Front Office
8 5 (0.83%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.33%) Advertising
9 2 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.33%) Games
9 2 (0.33%) Housing Association
9 2 (0.33%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.17%) Local Government
10 1 (0.17%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 171 (28.36%) Developer
2 88 (14.59%) Architect
3 82 (13.60%) Azure Engineer
4 73 (12.11%) DevOps Engineer
5 54 (8.96%) .NET Developer
6 44 (7.30%) Azure Developer
6 44 (7.30%) C# Developer
7 37 (6.14%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 28 (4.64%) Analyst
9 27 (4.48%) Azure Architect
10 21 (3.48%) Data Engineer
11 20 (3.32%) C# .NET Developer
11 20 (3.32%) Full Stack Developer
11 20 (3.32%) Project Manager
11 20 (3.32%) SQL Developer
12 18 (2.99%) Azure DevOps
12 18 (2.99%) Senior Developer
13 17 (2.82%) Solutions Architect
14 16 (2.65%) Cloud Engineer
14 16 (2.65%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 164 (27.20%) .NET
2 51 (8.46%) AngularJS
3 50 (8.29%) .NET Core
4 38 (6.30%) CSS
5 35 (5.80%) .NET Framework
6 32 (5.31%) ASP.NET
6 32 (5.31%) HTML
7 31 (5.14%) Web Services
8 28 (4.64%) React
9 27 (4.48%) ASP.NET Web API
9 27 (4.48%) RESTful
10 18 (2.99%) REST
11 17 (2.82%) Node.js
11 17 (2.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 13 (2.16%) JSON
13 12 (1.99%) ASP.NET MVC
13 12 (1.99%) RabbitMQ
13 12 (1.99%) Spring
13 12 (1.99%) Vue.js
14 11 (1.82%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 29 (4.81%) Greenfield Project
2 26 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (2.65%) Public Cloud
4 15 (2.49%) Data Centre
5 13 (2.16%) Algorithms
6 11 (1.82%) User Experience
7 9 (1.49%) Cloud Native
7 9 (1.49%) Fixed Income
8 8 (1.33%) Equities
9 7 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (1.00%) Data Structures
11 5 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.83%) Marketing Technology
12 4 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (0.66%) Management Information System
12 4 (0.66%) PKI
13 3 (0.50%) Clustering
13 3 (0.50%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.50%) NHS
13 3 (0.50%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 84 (13.93%) Windows
2 47 (7.79%) Linux
3 36 (5.97%) Windows Server
4 21 (3.48%) Windows 10
5 20 (3.32%) Unix
6 19 (3.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (2.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (1.33%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.83%) Android
9 5 (0.83%) CentOS
10 4 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.66%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.50%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.33%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.33%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.33%) VMS
13 1 (0.17%) Solaris
13 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (34.33%) DevOps
2 193 (32.01%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (13.27%) Microservices
4 76 (12.60%) Migration
5 68 (11.28%) TDD
6 63 (10.45%) Analytics
7 58 (9.62%) Scrum
8 49 (8.13%) Business Intelligence
9 44 (7.30%) Test Automation
10 42 (6.97%) MVC
11 33 (5.47%) Machine Learning
12 32 (5.31%) ETL
13 31 (5.14%) Data Modelling
13 31 (5.14%) Fintech
14 28 (4.64%) Kanban
15 27 (4.48%) BDD
15 27 (4.48%) Continuous Integration
15 27 (4.48%) Problem-Solving
16 25 (4.15%) CRM
16 25 (4.15%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 172 (28.52%) SQL
2 151 (25.04%) C#
3 82 (13.60%) Python
4 69 (11.44%) JavaScript
5 59 (9.78%) PowerShell
6 45 (7.46%) Java
7 18 (2.99%) T-SQL
8 14 (2.32%) TypeScript
9 11 (1.82%) Bash Shell
10 10 (1.66%) PHP
10 10 (1.66%) PL/SQL
11 9 (1.49%) C++
11 9 (1.49%) Ruby
11 9 (1.49%) Shell Script
12 8 (1.33%) VB
13 7 (1.16%) Go
13 7 (1.16%) Groovy
13 7 (1.16%) Scala
14 5 (0.83%) C
15 4 (0.66%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 25 (4.15%) Security Cleared
2 22 (3.65%) SC Cleared
3 17 (2.82%) Degree
4 7 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.66%) CISSP
6 4 (0.66%) 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 13 (2.16%) QA
2 8 (1.33%) SLA
3 7 (1.16%) GDPR
4 4 (0.66%) NIST
5 3 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.33%) NCSC
6 2 (0.33%) NIST 800
6 2 (0.33%) Web Application Security Consortium
7 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.17%) GxP
7 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.17%) PMO
System Software
1 85 (14.10%) Active Directory
2 77 (12.77%) Docker
3 20 (3.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (2.99%) Virtual Machines
5 17 (2.82%) vSphere
6 7 (1.16%) Hyper-V
6 7 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.33%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 2 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.33%) VMware Server
8 2 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.17%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.17%) UAG
9 1 (0.17%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.17%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 85 (14.10%) Kubernetes
2 54 (8.96%) Terraform
3 45 (7.46%) Ansible
4 25 (4.15%) SCCM
5 24 (3.98%) Puppet
6 16 (2.65%) Microsoft Intune
7 13 (2.16%) Single Sign-On
8 12 (1.99%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (1.33%) MIIS
10 5 (0.83%) SCOM
11 4 (0.66%) logstash
12 3 (0.50%) Consul
13 2 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
13 2 (0.33%) DatAdvantage
13 2 (0.33%) Docker Swarm
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
Vendors
1 195 (32.34%) Microsoft
2 34 (5.64%) VMware
3 23 (3.81%) Cisco
3 23 (3.81%) Google
4 18 (2.99%) Oracle
5 14 (2.32%) Atlassian
6 13 (2.16%) Citrix
7 12 (1.99%) Databricks
8 8 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (1.33%) Sitecore
9 7 (1.16%) HP
9 7 (1.16%) IBM
9 7 (1.16%) MuleSoft
10 6 (1.00%) Adobe
10 6 (1.00%) ServiceNow
10 6 (1.00%) Splunk
11 5 (0.83%) Apple
11 5 (0.83%) CheckPoint
11 5 (0.83%) Meraki
11 5 (0.83%) Tableau