Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 18 57
Rank change year-on-year +12 +39 +4
Contract jobs citing Azure 888 642 287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 14.32% 9.19% 4.23%
As % of the Cloud Services category 42.88% 34.89% 26.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 726 562 211
City of London median daily rate £525 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £400 £389 £310
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £510 £475
% change year-on-year +2.94% +7.37% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £22.50 - -
Central London median hourly rate £22.50 - -

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 2,071 1,840 1,085
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 33.40% 26.33% 15.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,632 1,513 864
City of London median daily rate £525 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +0.91%
10th Percentile £363 £326 £313
90th Percentile £663 £675 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 13 17
City of London median hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.16% +5.56% -37.39%
10th Percentile £19.10 £13.00 £12.23
90th Percentile £56.55 £31.15 £29.26
Central London median hourly rate £21.25 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% -33.91%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 21 September 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 +25 64 £525 -4.55%
Moorgate +7 26 £550 -
Azure
Central London

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 286 (32.21%) AWS
2 284 (31.98%) DevOps
3 267 (30.07%) Microsoft
4 247 (27.82%) Agile Software Development
5 245 (27.59%) SQL
6 235 (26.46%) Finance
7 219 (24.66%) C#
8 215 (24.21%) .NET
9 167 (18.81%) SQL Server
10 149 (16.78%) Docker
11 147 (16.55%) Microservices
12 142 (15.99%) PowerShell
13 139 (15.65%) Kubernetes
13 139 (15.65%) Migration
14 136 (15.32%) Office 365
15 132 (14.86%) Python
16 129 (14.53%) Windows
17 120 (13.51%) Active Directory
18 118 (13.29%) GCP
19 103 (11.60%) TDD
20 100 (11.26%) AngularJS
21 97 (10.92%) JavaScript
22 86 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
23 85 (9.57%) Scrum
24 84 (9.46%) .NET Core
25 77 (8.67%) Git (software)
26 74 (8.33%) Google
27 71 (8.00%) Linux
28 70 (7.88%) Data Warehouse
28 70 (7.88%) Terraform

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 68 (7.66%) SharePoint
2 49 (5.52%) Apache Spark
3 35 (3.94%) Apache
4 28 (3.15%) IIS
5 25 (2.82%) Apache Airflow
5 25 (2.82%) Confluence
6 16 (1.80%) Elasticsearch
7 12 (1.35%) MS Exchange
7 12 (1.35%) Skype for Business
8 9 (1.01%) CMS
8 9 (1.01%) OpenStack
9 6 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
9 6 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (0.68%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.45%) SAS
10 4 (0.45%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (0.45%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.34%) Jetty
11 3 (0.34%) Umbraco
Applications
1 17 (1.91%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.34%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.11%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.11%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 26 (2.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.35%) Dynamics NAV
3 7 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.34%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 2 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.23%) Primavera
5 2 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.11%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.11%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.11%) R3 Corda
6 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.11%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 286 (32.21%) AWS
2 136 (15.32%) Office 365
3 118 (13.29%) GCP
4 65 (7.32%) Azure Active Directory
5 63 (7.09%) Serverless
6 58 (6.53%) Power Platform
7 54 (6.08%) Azure Data Factory
8 48 (5.41%) PaaS
9 45 (5.07%) IaaS
10 31 (3.49%) Azure Functions
11 27 (3.04%) Dynamics 365
12 21 (2.36%) GitHub
13 20 (2.25%) AWS Lambda
14 18 (2.03%) SaaS
15 10 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
16 9 (1.01%) Data Lake Analytics
17 8 (0.90%) OpenShift
18 7 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
18 7 (0.79%) npm
18 7 (0.79%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 62 (6.98%) Firewall
2 36 (4.05%) DNS
3 19 (2.14%) VPN
4 17 (1.91%) DHCP
4 17 (1.91%) Internet
5 15 (1.69%) Skype
6 14 (1.58%) LAN
6 14 (1.58%) WAN
7 11 (1.24%) IP Telephony
7 11 (1.24%) MPLS
7 11 (1.24%) Wireless
8 10 (1.13%) SAN
8 10 (1.13%) TCP/IP
8 10 (1.13%) Wi-Fi
9 9 (1.01%) Network Security
10 8 (0.90%) VLAN
11 6 (0.68%) BGP
11 6 (0.68%) OSPF
11 6 (0.68%) SMTP
12 4 (0.45%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (18.81%) SQL Server
2 70 (7.88%) Data Warehouse
3 69 (7.77%) Azure SQL Database
3 69 (7.77%) Data Lake
4 64 (7.21%) Big Data
5 63 (7.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 56 (6.31%) Power BI
7 49 (5.52%) Cosmos DB
8 34 (3.83%) NoSQL
8 34 (3.83%) PostgreSQL
9 32 (3.60%) Relational Database
10 30 (3.38%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 29 (3.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 27 (3.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 24 (2.70%) MySQL
13 24 (2.70%) Redis
14 23 (2.59%) MongoDB
14 23 (2.59%) SQL Server 2017
15 18 (2.03%) SQL Server 2014
16 15 (1.69%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 77 (8.67%) Git (software)
2 59 (6.64%) Jenkins
3 46 (5.18%) TeamCity
4 41 (4.62%) JIRA
5 34 (3.83%) Visual Studio Team System
6 30 (3.38%) Visual Studio
7 23 (2.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 22 (2.48%) Octopus Deploy
9 20 (2.25%) Selenium
10 19 (2.14%) Team Foundation Server
11 13 (1.46%) Cucumber
12 11 (1.24%) gulp
12 11 (1.24%) SpecFlow
13 10 (1.13%) Maven
13 10 (1.13%) WebDriver
13 10 (1.13%) webpack
14 9 (1.01%) NUnit
15 8 (0.90%) CircleCI
15 8 (0.90%) Grunt
16 6 (0.68%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 235 (26.46%) Finance
2 41 (4.62%) Banking
3 32 (3.60%) Retail
4 19 (2.14%) Advertising
4 19 (2.14%) Law
4 19 (2.14%) Public Sector
5 12 (1.35%) Marketing
6 11 (1.24%) Front Office
7 9 (1.01%) Investment Banking
8 8 (0.90%) Legal
9 7 (0.79%) Publishing
10 6 (0.68%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.68%) Telecoms
11 5 (0.56%) Electronics
11 5 (0.56%) Environmental Health
11 5 (0.56%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.34%) Back Office
14 2 (0.23%) Billing
14 2 (0.23%) Games
Job Titles
1 228 (25.68%) Developer
2 125 (14.08%) Architect
3 124 (13.96%) Azure Engineer
4 115 (12.95%) DevOps Engineer
5 92 (10.36%) Azure DevOps
6 72 (8.11%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 57 (6.42%) .NET Developer
8 54 (6.08%) Data Engineer
9 44 (4.95%) Kubernetes Engineer
10 43 (4.84%) Azure Developer
10 43 (4.84%) C# Developer
10 43 (4.84%) Python Engineer
11 42 (4.73%) Azure Architect
12 38 (4.28%) Senior Developer
13 37 (4.17%) Analyst
14 34 (3.83%) Cloud Engineer
14 34 (3.83%) Solutions Architect
15 32 (3.60%) Full Stack Developer
16 31 (3.49%) Consultant
17 30 (3.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 215 (24.21%) .NET
2 100 (11.26%) AngularJS
3 84 (9.46%) .NET Core
4 56 (6.31%) ASP.NET
5 47 (5.29%) CSS
6 41 (4.62%) .NET Framework
6 41 (4.62%) Node.js
7 40 (4.50%) RESTful
8 39 (4.39%) Web Services
9 38 (4.28%) React
10 37 (4.17%) HTML
11 35 (3.94%) ASP.NET Web API
12 34 (3.83%) REST
13 32 (3.60%) JSON
14 26 (2.93%) PySpark
15 24 (2.70%) Kafka
15 24 (2.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 21 (2.36%) ASP.NET MVC
17 17 (1.91%) Entity Framework
18 16 (1.80%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 64 (7.21%) Greenfield Project
2 46 (5.18%) Public Cloud
3 38 (4.28%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (3.15%) Data Centre
5 21 (2.36%) User Experience
6 14 (1.58%) Hybrid Cloud
7 11 (1.24%) Replication
7 11 (1.24%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (1.01%) Social Media
9 8 (0.90%) Data Structures
9 8 (0.90%) Management Information System
10 7 (0.79%) Algorithms
10 7 (0.79%) Cloud Native
10 7 (0.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 7 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.56%) Hedge funds
11 5 (0.56%) Linux Command Line
11 5 (0.56%) Mobile App
11 5 (0.56%) Tandem
12 4 (0.45%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 129 (14.53%) Windows
2 71 (8.00%) Linux
3 35 (3.94%) Windows Server
4 27 (3.04%) Windows 10
5 21 (2.36%) Unix
6 18 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (1.24%) Android
9 10 (1.13%) Apple iOS
9 10 (1.13%) Windows 7
10 9 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (0.90%) Ubuntu
12 7 (0.79%) CentOS
13 6 (0.68%) VMS
14 5 (0.56%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.45%) Solaris
15 4 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
16 3 (0.34%) Debian
17 1 (0.11%) AIX
17 1 (0.11%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 284 (31.98%) DevOps
2 247 (27.82%) Agile Software Development
3 147 (16.55%) Microservices
4 139 (15.65%) Migration
5 103 (11.60%) TDD
6 86 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
7 85 (9.57%) Scrum
8 66 (7.43%) ETL
9 63 (7.09%) Continuous Integration
10 60 (6.76%) Test Automation
11 58 (6.53%) Problem-Solving
12 55 (6.19%) BDD
12 55 (6.19%) MVC
13 51 (5.74%) Data Science
14 50 (5.63%) Analytics
14 50 (5.63%) Mentoring
15 49 (5.52%) Fintech
16 48 (5.41%) E-Commerce
17 47 (5.29%) Continuous Delivery
18 42 (4.73%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 245 (27.59%) SQL
2 219 (24.66%) C#
3 142 (15.99%) PowerShell
4 132 (14.86%) Python
5 97 (10.92%) JavaScript
6 66 (7.43%) Java
7 48 (5.41%) T-SQL
8 33 (3.72%) TypeScript
9 26 (2.93%) Bash Shell
10 18 (2.03%) Scala
11 17 (1.91%) ES6
12 15 (1.69%) VB
13 14 (1.58%) Go
14 13 (1.46%) Ruby
15 12 (1.35%) C++
16 8 (0.90%) C
17 7 (0.79%) Java 8
18 6 (0.68%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 6 (0.68%) R
18 6 (0.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (3.60%) Degree
2 18 (2.03%) Security Cleared
3 12 (1.35%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (0.90%) CCIE
6 8 (0.90%) CISSP
7 7 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (0.45%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.45%) PMP
9 3 (0.34%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 3 (0.34%) CISM
9 3 (0.34%) MCITP
9 3 (0.34%) MCSE
9 3 (0.34%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.23%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.23%) CESG Certified Professional
10 2 (0.23%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.23%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.23%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.14%) QA
2 9 (1.01%) Data Quality
2 9 (1.01%) SLA
3 4 (0.45%) GDPR
3 4 (0.45%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.23%) NIST
4 2 (0.23%) NIST 800
4 2 (0.23%) PMO
5 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.11%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 149 (16.78%) Docker
2 120 (13.51%) Active Directory
3 23 (2.59%) Hyper-V
4 21 (2.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (1.91%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (1.35%) vSphere
7 7 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (0.45%) XenApp
9 3 (0.34%) ProxySG
9 3 (0.34%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.23%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.23%) HDFS
10 2 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.23%) NFS
10 2 (0.23%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.23%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.11%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 139 (15.65%) Kubernetes
2 70 (7.88%) Terraform
3 48 (5.41%) SCCM
4 45 (5.07%) Ansible
5 31 (3.49%) Microsoft Intune
6 28 (3.15%) Puppet
7 24 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
8 16 (1.80%) Single Sign-On
9 7 (0.79%) Marathon
9 7 (0.79%) Mesos
10 6 (0.68%) MIIS
10 6 (0.68%) SCOM
11 5 (0.56%) WSUS
12 4 (0.45%) PingFederate
13 3 (0.34%) AirWatch
13 3 (0.34%) Consul
13 3 (0.34%) Salt
13 3 (0.34%) vCenter Server
14 2 (0.23%) Prometheus
14 2 (0.23%) vMotion
Vendors
1 267 (30.07%) Microsoft
2 74 (8.33%) Google
3 45 (5.07%) VMware
4 38 (4.28%) Oracle
5 27 (3.04%) Citrix
6 24 (2.70%) Cisco
7 17 (1.91%) Tableau
8 15 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
9 14 (1.58%) Databricks
9 14 (1.58%) MuleSoft
10 12 (1.35%) Palo Alto
10 12 (1.35%) Red Hat
11 11 (1.24%) CheckPoint
11 11 (1.24%) Meraki
11 11 (1.24%) NetApp
11 11 (1.24%) SAP
12 10 (1.13%) Sitecore
13 9 (1.01%) IBM
14 7 (0.79%) HP
14 7 (0.79%) Sybase