Period
to

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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 5 4 8
Rank change year-on-year -1 +4 -1
Contract jobs citing Azure 700 576 370
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 16.25% 18.43% 13.60%
As % of the Cloud Services category 43.53% 50.09% 42.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 536 429 279
10th Percentile £438 £413 £384
25th Percentile £509 £463 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £550 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £675 £638 £600
90th Percentile £769 £713 £675
Central London median daily rate £575 £550 £513
% change year-on-year +4.55% +7.32% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
10th Percentile - £29.15 -
25th Percentile £52.50 £30.13 £52.50
Median hourly rate £55.00 £32.00 £55.00
Median % change year-on-year +71.88% -41.82% +165.06%
75th Percentile £78.75 £33.63 £57.50
90th Percentile £117.00 £34.45 -
Central London median hourly rate £55.00 £32.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year +71.88% -41.82% +165.06%

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 1,608 1,150 869
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 37.33% 36.80% 31.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,233 843 681
10th Percentile £363 £369 £305
25th Percentile £475 £462 £414
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £540 £513
Median % change year-on-year +6.48% +5.37% -2.38%
75th Percentile £688 £638 £600
90th Percentile £775 £700 £675
Central London median daily rate £573 £545 £500
% change year-on-year +5.05% +9.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 6
10th Percentile £13.88 £13.58 £20.36
25th Percentile £15.75 £13.88 £29.07
Median hourly rate £50.00 £22.50 £43.95
Median % change year-on-year +122.22% -48.81% +106.82%
75th Percentile £57.50 £29.50 £55.06
90th Percentile £74.50 £36.45 £59.38
Central London median hourly rate £41.50 £22.50 £41.40
% change year-on-year +84.44% -45.65% +94.82%

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 29 June 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
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 29 June 2022.

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 29 June 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 +5 1 £750 +94.81%
Moorgate - 1 £213 -
Azure
Central London

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 280 (40.00%) DevOps
2 250 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 205 (29.29%) AWS
4 189 (27.00%) Agile
5 183 (26.14%) Finance
6 156 (22.29%) CI/CD
7 146 (20.86%) Azure DevOps
8 136 (19.43%) SQL
9 128 (18.29%) Migration
10 125 (17.86%) PowerShell
11 123 (17.57%) Python
12 113 (16.14%) Terraform
13 112 (16.00%) .NET
14 106 (15.14%) Social Skills
15 105 (15.00%) Active Directory
16 103 (14.71%) C#
17 101 (14.43%) Docker
18 99 (14.14%) Kubernetes
19 97 (13.86%) Microsoft 365
19 97 (13.86%) SQL Server
20 87 (12.43%) Windows
21 85 (12.14%) JavaScript
22 81 (11.57%) Infrastructure as Code
23 76 (10.86%) GCP
24 71 (10.14%) Azure Active Directory
25 64 (9.14%) Git (software)
26 60 (8.57%) SaaS
27 59 (8.43%) Analytics
27 59 (8.43%) PaaS
28 58 (8.29%) Scrum

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 26 (3.71%) Apache Spark
1 26 (3.71%) SharePoint
2 25 (3.57%) Confluence
3 10 (1.43%) Apache
4 8 (1.14%) MS Exchange
5 7 (1.00%) IIS
6 6 (0.86%) Apache Airflow
6 6 (0.86%) CMS
7 5 (0.71%) Apache Pig
7 5 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (0.71%) IBM HTTP Server
7 5 (0.71%) Luigi
8 4 (0.57%) Apache Solr
8 4 (0.57%) NServiceBus
8 4 (0.57%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (0.43%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.29%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (1.29%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.00%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.29%) Adobe XD
5 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.71%) MoSes
2 5 (0.71%) SAP BPC
2 5 (0.71%) SAP CO
2 5 (0.71%) SAP FI
2 5 (0.71%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.29%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.14%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.14%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 205 (29.29%) AWS
2 146 (20.86%) Azure DevOps
3 97 (13.86%) Microsoft 365
4 76 (10.86%) GCP
5 71 (10.14%) Azure Active Directory
6 60 (8.57%) SaaS
7 59 (8.43%) PaaS
8 55 (7.86%) Power Platform
9 48 (6.86%) IaaS
10 45 (6.43%) Serverless
11 36 (5.14%) Azure Data Factory
12 23 (3.29%) Azure Storage
12 23 (3.29%) Dynamics 365
12 23 (3.29%) GitHub
13 21 (3.00%) Azure AKS
13 21 (3.00%) Azure Logic Apps
14 20 (2.86%) Azure Functions
15 19 (2.71%) Azure Key Vault
16 18 (2.57%) Cloud Computing
17 17 (2.43%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 47 (6.71%) Firewall
2 33 (4.71%) DNS
3 28 (4.00%) WAN
4 24 (3.43%) VPN
5 20 (2.86%) DHCP
6 16 (2.29%) SD-WAN
7 14 (2.00%) Network Security
8 13 (1.86%) LAN
9 10 (1.43%) MPLS
10 9 (1.29%) Wireless
11 8 (1.14%) SSL
11 8 (1.14%) TCP/IP
12 7 (1.00%) HTTP
12 7 (1.00%) Kerberos
13 6 (0.86%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (0.86%) Internet
14 5 (0.71%) tcpdump
14 5 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
15 4 (0.57%) IPsec
16 3 (0.43%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (13.86%) SQL Server
2 41 (5.86%) Power BI
3 34 (4.86%) Big Data
3 34 (4.86%) Data Lake
4 31 (4.43%) Data Warehouse
5 26 (3.71%) MySQL
6 25 (3.57%) NoSQL
7 22 (3.14%) Relational Database
8 21 (3.00%) MongoDB
9 20 (2.86%) Hadoop
9 20 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
10 18 (2.57%) Azure SQL Database
11 13 (1.86%) Amazon RDS
12 12 (1.71%) Apache Cassandra
13 11 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 9 (1.29%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 9 (1.29%) Metadata
15 8 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
15 8 (1.14%) Spotfire
16 7 (1.00%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 64 (9.14%) Git (software)
2 53 (7.57%) Jenkins
3 44 (6.29%) JIRA
4 35 (5.00%) TeamCity
5 21 (3.00%) Visual Studio
6 18 (2.57%) GitLab
7 15 (2.14%) Selenium
8 9 (1.29%) Maven
9 8 (1.14%) Bitbucket
9 8 (1.14%) PowerDesigner
9 8 (1.14%) Visual Studio Team System
10 7 (1.00%) Cypress.io
10 7 (1.00%) Gradle
10 7 (1.00%) Subversion
11 6 (0.86%) gulp
11 6 (0.86%) Terragrunt
12 5 (0.71%) webpack
13 4 (0.57%) Artifactory
13 4 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (0.57%) WebDriver
General
1 183 (26.14%) Finance
2 106 (15.14%) Social Skills
3 43 (6.14%) Banking
4 29 (4.14%) Legal
5 27 (3.86%) Financial Institution
6 17 (2.43%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (2.00%) Public Sector
8 13 (1.86%) Presentation Skills
9 12 (1.71%) Front Office
9 12 (1.71%) Investment Banking
10 10 (1.43%) Retail
11 7 (1.00%) International Banking
12 6 (0.86%) Documentation Skills
12 6 (0.86%) Law
13 5 (0.71%) Influencing Skills
14 4 (0.57%) Organisational Skills
15 3 (0.43%) Advertising
15 3 (0.43%) Automotive
15 3 (0.43%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 3 (0.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 147 (21.00%) Developer
2 146 (20.86%) Architect
3 68 (9.71%) Azure Engineer
4 60 (8.57%) DevOps Engineer
5 55 (7.86%) Solutions Architect
6 51 (7.29%) Azure Architect
7 50 (7.14%) .NET Developer
8 39 (5.57%) Data Engineer
9 38 (5.43%) Cloud Engineer
10 36 (5.14%) Azure Developer
11 31 (4.43%) Analyst
12 30 (4.29%) Cloud Architect
13 24 (3.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 24 (3.43%) Senior DevOps
14 20 (2.86%) C# Developer
14 20 (2.86%) Full Stack Developer
14 20 (2.86%) Security Engineer
15 19 (2.71%) Project Manager
16 18 (2.57%) Azure DevOps Engineer
17 17 (2.43%) AWS DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (16.00%) .NET
2 42 (6.00%) REST
3 41 (5.86%) AngularJS
4 35 (5.00%) HTML
5 32 (4.57%) CSS
5 32 (4.57%) Kafka
6 31 (4.43%) React
7 26 (3.71%) .NET Core
8 23 (3.29%) RESTful
8 23 (3.29%) Web Services
9 22 (3.14%) ASP.NET
10 17 (2.43%) ARM Templates
11 16 (2.29%) GraphQL
11 16 (2.29%) JSON
12 15 (2.14%) Node.js
13 14 (2.00%) HTML5
13 14 (2.00%) Spring
14 13 (1.86%) Vue.js
15 12 (1.71%) XML
16 10 (1.43%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 42 (6.00%) Public Cloud
2 35 (5.00%) Cloud Native
3 28 (4.00%) Data Centre
4 23 (3.29%) Hedge funds
5 17 (2.43%) Greenfield Project
5 17 (2.43%) Hybrid Cloud
6 15 (2.14%) Linux Command Line
7 12 (1.71%) Legacy Systems
7 12 (1.71%) User Experience
8 11 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
9 10 (1.43%) Management Information System
9 10 (1.43%) Virtual Team
10 9 (1.29%) Data Structures
11 8 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 8 (1.14%) PKI
12 7 (1.00%) Derivative
12 7 (1.00%) Reinsurance
13 6 (0.86%) Credit Risk
13 6 (0.86%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 87 (12.43%) Windows
2 56 (8.00%) Linux
3 37 (5.29%) Windows Server
4 15 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (2.14%) Windows Server 2016
5 14 (2.00%) Windows 10
6 13 (1.86%) Unix
7 12 (1.71%) VMS
8 10 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (1.29%) Windows Server 2019
10 8 (1.14%) Ubuntu
11 7 (1.00%) Android
12 6 (0.86%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.86%) Debian
13 5 (0.71%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
15 3 (0.43%) CentOS
16 2 (0.29%) HPUX
17 1 (0.14%) AIX
17 1 (0.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 280 (40.00%) DevOps
2 189 (27.00%) Agile
3 156 (22.29%) CI/CD
4 128 (18.29%) Migration
5 81 (11.57%) Infrastructure as Code
6 59 (8.43%) Analytics
7 58 (8.29%) Scrum
8 56 (8.00%) Software Engineering
9 54 (7.71%) ITIL
10 53 (7.57%) Test Automation
11 51 (7.29%) TDD
12 49 (7.00%) Microservices
13 45 (6.43%) Business Intelligence
14 43 (6.14%) Full Stack Development
15 38 (5.43%) Continuous Integration
16 37 (5.29%) ETL
17 34 (4.86%) PRINCE2
18 33 (4.71%) Data Pipeline
18 33 (4.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 32 (4.57%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 136 (19.43%) SQL
2 125 (17.86%) PowerShell
3 123 (17.57%) Python
4 103 (14.71%) C#
5 85 (12.14%) JavaScript
6 57 (8.14%) Java
7 32 (4.57%) Go
8 30 (4.29%) Bash
9 28 (4.00%) TypeScript
10 16 (2.29%) T-SQL
11 15 (2.14%) PHP
12 14 (2.00%) Perl
13 11 (1.57%) Ruby
13 11 (1.57%) Scala
14 8 (1.14%) C
15 7 (1.00%) Groovy
15 7 (1.00%) Shell Script
16 5 (0.71%) ES6
17 3 (0.43%) Kotlin
17 3 (0.43%) R
Qualifications
1 48 (6.86%) Degree
2 25 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 23 (3.29%) CCNA
3 23 (3.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 22 (3.14%) MCP
4 22 (3.14%) MCSA
4 22 (3.14%) MCSE
4 22 (3.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 20 (2.86%) Security Cleared
6 17 (2.43%) SC Cleared
6 17 (2.43%) TOGAF Certification
7 12 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (1.14%) CISSP
9 5 (0.71%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.57%) ISEB
11 2 (0.29%) APMP
11 2 (0.29%) AWS Certification
11 2 (0.29%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.00%) GDPR
2 22 (3.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (2.71%) QA
4 5 (0.71%) SLA
5 4 (0.57%) Accessibility
5 4 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 4 (0.57%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.57%) ISO 22301
5 4 (0.57%) PMO
6 3 (0.43%) NIST
6 3 (0.43%) WCAG
7 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.14%) IFRS
8 1 (0.14%) IFRS 17
8 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.14%) RMADS
System Software
1 105 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 101 (14.43%) Docker
3 26 (3.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (2.43%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (1.14%) Hyper-V
6 7 (1.00%) Virtual Desktop
6 7 (1.00%) vSphere
7 4 (0.57%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (0.43%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.29%) Firmware
9 2 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.14%) NFS
10 1 (0.14%) Veritas File System
10 1 (0.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 1 (0.14%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.14%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.14%) XenApp
10 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 113 (16.14%) Terraform
2 99 (14.14%) Kubernetes
3 41 (5.86%) SCCM
4 39 (5.57%) Ansible
5 35 (5.00%) Microsoft Intune
6 12 (1.71%) Puppet
7 10 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (1.14%) Packer
9 7 (1.00%) SCOM
10 6 (0.86%) Control-M
10 6 (0.86%) Grafana
10 6 (0.86%) Nessus
10 6 (0.86%) Single Sign-On
11 5 (0.71%) Consul
12 4 (0.57%) Hadoop YARN
12 4 (0.57%) Prometheus
12 4 (0.57%) QRadar
12 4 (0.57%) SCOrch
13 3 (0.43%) Icinga
13 3 (0.43%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 250 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 41 (5.86%) VMware
3 39 (5.57%) Databricks
4 31 (4.43%) Citrix
5 26 (3.71%) Cisco
6 25 (3.57%) Google
7 23 (3.29%) Oracle
8 19 (2.71%) SAP
9 16 (2.29%) Red Hat
10 15 (2.14%) Palo Alto
11 11 (1.57%) BiZZdesign
11 11 (1.57%) MuleSoft
12 9 (1.29%) Cloudera
12 9 (1.29%) Okta
12 9 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
12 9 (1.29%) ServiceNow
13 8 (1.14%) IBM
13 8 (1.14%) Meraki
13 8 (1.14%) Zscaler
14 7 (1.00%) Alteryx