Period
to 10 August 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 10 August 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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 6 17
Rank change year-on-year +2 +11 +35
Contract jobs citing Azure 335 975 657
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 15.16% 14.93% 9.35%
As % of the Cloud Services category 45.95% 44.60% 34.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 808 578
Median daily rate £525 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £406 £409 £400
90th Percentile £638 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £513 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -2.38% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 1
Median hourly rate £45.00 £36.75 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.45% -33.18% -
10th Percentile £35.00 £20.38 £52.50
90th Percentile £57.50 £59.18 £57.50
Central London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.75 £55.00
% change year-on-year +22.45% -33.18% -

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 729 2,186 1,886
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 32.99% 33.48% 26.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 531 1,738 1,542
Median daily rate £513 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £330 £363 £363
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £505 £525 £513
% change year-on-year -3.81% +2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 11
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.71% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £19.00 £18.56 £16.25
90th Percentile £58.25 £58.13 £33.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +62.79% +7.50% +5.26%

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 10 August 2020.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Azure in the City of London over the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

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 10 August 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
London Bridge 0 1 - -
Azure
Central London

For the 6 months to 10 August 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.

1 131 (39.10%) DevOps
2 122 (36.42%) Microsoft
3 113 (33.73%) Agile Software Development
4 103 (30.75%) AWS
5 80 (23.88%) Finance
6 71 (21.19%) SQL
6 71 (21.19%) Kubernetes
7 68 (20.30%) .NET
8 61 (18.21%) C#
9 57 (17.01%) Python
9 57 (17.01%) Docker
10 55 (16.42%) SQL Server
11 52 (15.52%) Windows
12 51 (15.22%) Microservices
13 47 (14.03%) Java
14 45 (13.43%) Business Intelligence
15 43 (12.84%) Active Directory
16 42 (12.54%) GCP
17 41 (12.24%) Terraform
17 41 (12.24%) Test Automation
18 38 (11.34%) Migration
19 36 (10.75%) Git (software)
20 35 (10.45%) Continuous Integration
20 35 (10.45%) JavaScript
21 33 (9.85%) Data Warehouse
21 33 (9.85%) Jenkins
22 32 (9.55%) SDLC
22 32 (9.55%) Linux
22 32 (9.55%) Banking
23 31 (9.25%) PowerShell

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 15 (4.48%) Apache Spark
2 13 (3.88%) SharePoint
3 10 (2.99%) Apache
4 5 (1.49%) Confluence
4 5 (1.49%) Skype for Business
5 4 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.90%) SAS
7 2 (0.60%) Apache Airflow
7 2 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.60%) IIS
7 2 (0.60%) Jupyter
7 2 (0.60%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.60%) nginx
7 2 (0.60%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.30%) JBoss
8 1 (0.30%) Liferay
8 1 (0.30%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (3.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.60%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.30%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.30%) Figma
Business Applications
1 4 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.30%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.30%) Infor SunSystems
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 103 (30.75%) AWS
2 42 (12.54%) GCP
3 29 (8.66%) Power Platform
4 25 (7.46%) GitHub
5 22 (6.57%) Azure Active Directory
6 20 (5.97%) Office 365
7 19 (5.67%) PaaS
8 17 (5.07%) IaaS
9 15 (4.48%) SaaS
10 11 (3.28%) Azure Data Factory
11 9 (2.69%) Dynamics 365
11 9 (2.69%) Serverless
12 8 (2.39%) Azure Stack
12 8 (2.39%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (2.39%) PowerApps
13 7 (2.09%) Amazon EKS
13 7 (2.09%) Logic Apps
14 6 (1.79%) Power Automate
15 5 (1.49%) AWS Lambda
15 5 (1.49%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.88%) DNS
2 9 (2.69%) SSL
3 8 (2.39%) Firewall
3 8 (2.39%) HTTPS
4 6 (1.79%) SAN
4 6 (1.79%) VPN
5 5 (1.49%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.19%) DHCP
6 4 (1.19%) Internet
7 3 (0.90%) Intranet
7 3 (0.90%) Kerberos
7 3 (0.90%) MPLS
7 3 (0.90%) Network Security
7 3 (0.90%) Skype
7 3 (0.90%) Unified Communications
7 3 (0.90%) Wireless
8 2 (0.60%) HTTP
8 2 (0.60%) OpenVPN
8 2 (0.60%) SNMP
8 2 (0.60%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (16.42%) SQL Server
2 33 (9.85%) Data Warehouse
3 27 (8.06%) Power BI
4 21 (6.27%) NoSQL
5 20 (5.97%) Big Data
6 17 (5.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 16 (4.78%) Azure SQL Database
8 14 (4.18%) Data Lake
9 13 (3.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 12 (3.58%) PostgreSQL
10 12 (3.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (2.69%) MySQL
12 8 (2.39%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 7 (2.09%) Cosmos DB
13 7 (2.09%) Hadoop
13 7 (2.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 7 (2.09%) MongoDB
13 7 (2.09%) PowerPivot
14 6 (1.79%) SSDT
15 5 (1.49%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 36 (10.75%) Git (software)
2 33 (9.85%) Jenkins
3 22 (6.57%) Visual Studio
4 13 (3.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (3.28%) Sonatype Nexus
6 10 (2.99%) TeamCity
7 9 (2.69%) JIRA
8 8 (2.39%) Bitbucket
8 8 (2.39%) Octopus Deploy
9 6 (1.79%) GitLab
9 6 (1.79%) Selenium
9 6 (1.79%) Visual Studio Team System
10 5 (1.49%) JUnit
10 5 (1.49%) Maven
10 5 (1.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 4 (1.19%) Cypress.io
11 4 (1.19%) NUnit
11 4 (1.19%) SpecFlow
12 3 (0.90%) Postman
12 3 (0.90%) Subversion
General
1 80 (23.88%) Finance
2 32 (9.55%) Banking
3 18 (5.37%) Public Sector
4 12 (3.58%) Front Office
5 8 (2.39%) Electronics
5 8 (2.39%) Marketing
6 7 (2.09%) Games
7 6 (1.79%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.49%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.49%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.19%) Local Government
10 3 (0.90%) French Language
10 3 (0.90%) International Banking
10 3 (0.90%) Law
10 3 (0.90%) Retail
11 2 (0.60%) Advertising
11 2 (0.60%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.30%) German Language
12 1 (0.30%) Norwegian Language
Job Titles
1 107 (31.94%) Developer
2 44 (13.13%) DevOps Engineer
3 43 (12.84%) Architect
4 32 (9.55%) Analyst
5 23 (6.87%) Azure Engineer
6 19 (5.67%) Azure Developer
6 19 (5.67%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 17 (5.07%) Azure DevOps
8 16 (4.78%) Java Developer
9 15 (4.48%) Senior Developer
10 14 (4.18%) C# Developer
10 14 (4.18%) Consultant
11 13 (3.88%) .NET Developer
12 12 (3.58%) Azure Architect
12 12 (3.58%) Business Analyst
12 12 (3.58%) Data Engineer
13 10 (2.99%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 10 (2.99%) Solutions Architect
14 9 (2.69%) Business Intelligence Analyst
14 9 (2.69%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (20.30%) .NET
2 28 (8.36%) AngularJS
3 26 (7.76%) .NET Core
4 21 (6.27%) Node.js
4 21 (6.27%) RESTful
5 19 (5.67%) CSS
5 19 (5.67%) Web Services
6 18 (5.37%) HTML
7 17 (5.07%) ASP.NET Web API
8 16 (4.78%) Spring
9 12 (3.58%) REST
10 11 (3.28%) HTML5
10 11 (3.28%) LDAP
10 11 (3.28%) React
11 9 (2.69%) .NET Framework
11 9 (2.69%) Kafka
12 8 (2.39%) CSS3
12 8 (2.39%) Guice
12 8 (2.39%) Spring Security
12 8 (2.39%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.97%) Management Information System
2 17 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (4.48%) Data Centre
4 14 (4.18%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (3.28%) Cloud Native
6 10 (2.99%) Greenfield Project
6 10 (2.99%) Public Cloud
7 7 (2.09%) User Experience
8 5 (1.49%) Algorithms
8 5 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.19%) Clustering
9 4 (1.19%) Hedge funds
9 4 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (1.19%) iPad
9 4 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (1.19%) NHS
10 3 (0.90%) Fat Client
10 3 (0.90%) Market Risk
10 3 (0.90%) N-Tier
10 3 (0.90%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 52 (15.52%) Windows
2 32 (9.55%) Linux
3 16 (4.78%) Windows Server
4 12 (3.58%) Windows 10
4 12 (3.58%) Windows Server 2016
5 11 (3.28%) Unix
6 10 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (2.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.49%) Windows Server 2019
9 4 (1.19%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.90%) Android
11 2 (0.60%) HPUX
11 2 (0.60%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.30%) CentOS
12 1 (0.30%) Debian
12 1 (0.30%) Solaris
12 1 (0.30%) VMS
12 1 (0.30%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (39.10%) DevOps
2 113 (33.73%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (15.22%) Microservices
4 45 (13.43%) Business Intelligence
5 41 (12.24%) Test Automation
6 38 (11.34%) Migration
7 35 (10.45%) Continuous Integration
8 32 (9.55%) SDLC
9 28 (8.36%) Analytics
9 28 (8.36%) TDD
10 25 (7.46%) Problem-Solving
11 24 (7.16%) Data Modelling
11 24 (7.16%) Scrum
12 22 (6.57%) Software Engineering
13 20 (5.97%) Asset Management
13 20 (5.97%) Infrastructure as Code
13 20 (5.97%) ITIL
14 19 (5.67%) Continuous Delivery
15 18 (5.37%) ETL
15 18 (5.37%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 71 (21.19%) SQL
2 61 (18.21%) C#
3 57 (17.01%) Python
4 47 (14.03%) Java
5 35 (10.45%) JavaScript
6 31 (9.25%) PowerShell
7 19 (5.67%) T-SQL
8 15 (4.48%) R
9 12 (3.58%) Bash Shell
10 11 (3.28%) Scala
11 10 (2.99%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 10 (2.99%) PHP
12 9 (2.69%) Java 8
12 9 (2.69%) TypeScript
13 7 (2.09%) Groovy
13 7 (2.09%) Shell Script
14 5 (1.49%) C++
14 5 (1.49%) Kotlin
15 4 (1.19%) Ruby
16 3 (0.90%) Go
Qualifications
1 22 (6.57%) Security Cleared
2 19 (5.67%) Degree
3 15 (4.48%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (2.09%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.19%) CISSP
8 3 (0.90%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 3 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.90%) MCSA
8 3 (0.90%) MCSE
9 2 (0.60%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.60%) CCSP
9 2 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.60%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.60%) PhD
9 2 (0.60%) SSCP
10 1 (0.30%) CCNA
10 1 (0.30%) CCNP
10 1 (0.30%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.78%) QA
2 5 (1.49%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.90%) GDPR
4 2 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 2 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.30%) Basel III
5 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.30%) SLA
System Software
1 57 (17.01%) Docker
2 43 (12.84%) Active Directory
3 18 (5.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.49%) Virtual Desktop
4 5 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (0.90%) vSphere
6 2 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.30%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 71 (21.19%) Kubernetes
2 41 (12.24%) Terraform
3 30 (8.96%) Ansible
4 11 (3.28%) SCCM
5 7 (2.09%) Prometheus
6 6 (1.79%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (1.49%) Grafana
7 5 (1.49%) Puppet
7 5 (1.49%) SCOM
8 4 (1.19%) Kubeflow
8 4 (1.19%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.90%) Kibana
9 3 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.90%) Rancher
9 3 (0.90%) Zipkin
10 2 (0.60%) HP ALM
10 2 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.60%) Nagios
10 2 (0.60%) QRadar
Vendors
1 122 (36.42%) Microsoft
2 25 (7.46%) VMware
3 18 (5.37%) Databricks
4 17 (5.07%) Oracle
5 10 (2.99%) Citrix
5 10 (2.99%) Google
6 9 (2.69%) Cisco
7 8 (2.39%) HP
7 8 (2.39%) SAP
7 8 (2.39%) ServiceNow
7 8 (2.39%) Tableau
8 7 (2.09%) Splunk
9 6 (1.79%) CyberArk
9 6 (1.79%) NetApp
10 5 (1.49%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.19%) Cloudera
11 4 (1.19%) IBM
11 4 (1.19%) Qualys
12 3 (0.90%) Atlassian
12 3 (0.90%) Salesforce.com