Period
to 3 August 2021

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 3 August 2021 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
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 4 6 7
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1 +12
Contract jobs citing Azure 640 346 977
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 18.63% 15.01% 14.87%
As % of the Cloud Services category 50.43% 45.71% 44.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 258 805
10th Percentile £413 £384 £406
25th Percentile £463 £455 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +2.44%
75th Percentile £638 £600 £588
90th Percentile £714 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
10th Percentile £29.15 " £20.13
25th Percentile £30.13 £52.50 £20.31
Median hourly rate £32.00 £55.00 £20.75
Median % change year-on-year -41.82% +165.06% -62.27%
75th Percentile £33.63 £57.50 £21.31
90th Percentile £34.45 " £21.58
Central London median hourly rate £32.00 £55.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year -41.82% +165.06% -62.27%

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 1,269 757 2,213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 36.94% 32.84% 33.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 928 581 1,774
10th Percentile £371 £325 £363
25th Percentile £456 £425 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - -
75th Percentile £638 £600 £600
90th Percentile £713 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £513 £525
% change year-on-year +7.32% -2.38% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 15
10th Percentile £13.60 £18.00 £15.80
25th Percentile £13.88 £22.86 £18.94
Median hourly rate £22.25 £41.40 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -46.26% +97.14% -
75th Percentile £28.42 £52.63 £22.84
90th Percentile £41.78 £59.00 £26.60
Central London median hourly rate £22.25 £41.40 £21.00
% change year-on-year -46.26% +97.14% +5.00%

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 3 August 2021.

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
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 3 August 2021. 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 -4 3 £450 -
Azure
Central London

For the 6 months to 3 August 2021, 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.

1 258 (40.31%) DevOps
2 248 (38.75%) Agile Software Development
3 203 (31.72%) AWS
4 187 (29.22%) SQL
5 185 (28.91%) Microsoft
6 168 (26.25%) Finance
7 167 (26.09%) TDD
8 138 (21.56%) .NET
9 136 (21.25%) C#
10 127 (19.84%) Git (software)
11 110 (17.19%) AngularJS
12 106 (16.56%) Python
13 102 (15.94%) Social Skills
14 93 (14.53%) Active Directory
15 92 (14.38%) Analytics
15 92 (14.38%) Microsoft 365
16 88 (13.75%) JavaScript
17 83 (12.97%) SQL Server
17 83 (12.97%) Continuous Integration
18 82 (12.81%) Docker
19 78 (12.19%) Microservices
20 76 (11.88%) Power Platform
21 75 (11.72%) Banking
22 73 (11.41%) Software Engineering
22 73 (11.41%) Java
23 72 (11.25%) Windows
23 72 (11.25%) Stakeholder Management
23 72 (11.25%) PowerShell
24 69 (10.78%) Migration
24 69 (10.78%) Business Intelligence

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 57 (8.91%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.19%) MS Exchange
3 11 (1.72%) Apache Spark
4 9 (1.41%) Confluence
5 8 (1.25%) CMS
6 7 (1.09%) Apache Airflow
7 6 (0.94%) Apache
8 5 (0.78%) Mule
9 3 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.47%) IIS
9 3 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.16%) Jupyter
10 1 (0.16%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.16%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.16%) Umbraco
Applications
1 9 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.25%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.31%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.31%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (1.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.47%) Cloudability
3 2 (0.31%) Q-Pulse
3 2 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.16%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.16%) Magento
4 1 (0.16%) Primavera
4 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.16%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 203 (31.72%) AWS
2 92 (14.38%) Microsoft 365
3 76 (11.88%) Power Platform
4 52 (8.13%) PaaS
5 51 (7.97%) GCP
6 50 (7.81%) Azure Active Directory
7 37 (5.78%) IaaS
8 27 (4.22%) Azure Data Factory
8 27 (4.22%) SaaS
8 27 (4.22%) Serverless
9 23 (3.59%) GitHub
10 17 (2.66%) Azure Functions
10 17 (2.66%) Power Automate
11 15 (2.34%) AWS CloudFormation
12 14 (2.19%) Apigee
13 13 (2.03%) PowerApps
14 12 (1.88%) Azure Logic Apps
15 11 (1.72%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 10 (1.56%) Azure Synapse Analytics
17 9 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 30 (4.69%) DNS
2 29 (4.53%) Firewall
3 18 (2.81%) DHCP
4 14 (2.19%) TCP/IP
4 14 (2.19%) WAN
5 12 (1.88%) SAN
6 10 (1.56%) MPLS
6 10 (1.56%) Network Security
6 10 (1.56%) SD-WAN
7 9 (1.41%) BGP
8 8 (1.25%) LAN
9 6 (0.94%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (0.94%) Internet
9 6 (0.94%) Remote Desktop
10 5 (0.78%) VoIP
10 5 (0.78%) VPN
10 5 (0.78%) WLAN
11 4 (0.63%) Kerberos
11 4 (0.63%) NetScaler
11 4 (0.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (12.97%) SQL Server
2 69 (10.78%) Power BI
3 44 (6.88%) Data Warehouse
4 40 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 29 (4.53%) Data Lake
6 27 (4.22%) Tableau
7 22 (3.44%) Azure SQL Database
8 18 (2.81%) Tableau Desktop
8 18 (2.81%) Tableau Server
9 14 (2.19%) NoSQL
10 13 (2.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 10 (1.56%) Big Data
11 10 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 9 (1.41%) MongoDB
13 8 (1.25%) Hadoop
14 7 (1.09%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 6 (0.94%) Apache Hive
15 6 (0.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 6 (0.94%) Redis
15 6 (0.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 127 (19.84%) Git (software)
2 61 (9.53%) Jenkins
3 47 (7.34%) Octopus Deploy
4 40 (6.25%) Visual Studio
5 33 (5.16%) JIRA
6 16 (2.50%) Selenium
6 16 (2.50%) SpecFlow
7 12 (1.88%) Subversion
8 11 (1.72%) Cucumber
9 9 (1.41%) TeamCity
10 8 (1.25%) Maven
11 7 (1.09%) Eclipse
11 7 (1.09%) IntelliJ
11 7 (1.09%) JMeter
11 7 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (1.09%) WebDriver
12 6 (0.94%) GitLab
12 6 (0.94%) NUnit
12 6 (0.94%) Postman
12 6 (0.94%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 168 (26.25%) Finance
2 102 (15.94%) Social Skills
3 75 (11.72%) Banking
4 36 (5.63%) Front Office
5 29 (4.53%) Investment Banking
6 27 (4.22%) Legal
7 25 (3.91%) Public Sector
8 20 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
9 14 (2.19%) Presentation Skills
9 14 (2.19%) Retail
10 10 (1.56%) Financial Institution
11 9 (1.41%) Law
12 6 (0.94%) Billing
13 4 (0.63%) Documentation Skills
13 4 (0.63%) International Banking
13 4 (0.63%) Marketing
14 3 (0.47%) Back Office
14 3 (0.47%) Influencing Skills
14 3 (0.47%) Telecoms
15 2 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 225 (35.16%) Developer
2 91 (14.22%) Architect
3 71 (11.09%) C# Developer
4 51 (7.97%) Azure Engineer
5 42 (6.56%) Azure Architect
6 39 (6.09%) Analyst
7 36 (5.63%) Solutions Architect
8 31 (4.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 29 (4.53%) Backend Developer
9 29 (4.53%) Project Manager
10 28 (4.38%) DevOps Engineer
11 24 (3.75%) Python Developer
11 24 (3.75%) Technical Leader
12 22 (3.44%) Senior Developer
13 21 (3.28%) Data Engineer
14 19 (2.97%) Azure Developer
15 18 (2.81%) .NET Developer
15 18 (2.81%) Cloud Engineer
15 18 (2.81%) Java Developer
15 18 (2.81%) Salesforce Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (21.56%) .NET
2 110 (17.19%) AngularJS
3 58 (9.06%) React
4 53 (8.28%) Web Services
5 50 (7.81%) Node.js
6 37 (5.78%) RESTful
7 35 (5.47%) ASP.NET
8 34 (5.31%) CSS
9 33 (5.16%) HTML
10 27 (4.22%) .NET Core
11 21 (3.28%) HTML5
11 21 (3.28%) Swagger
12 20 (3.13%) ASP.NET Core
12 20 (3.13%) CSS3
12 20 (3.13%) Sass
13 18 (2.81%) Laravel
13 18 (2.81%) LESS
13 18 (2.81%) Vue.js
13 18 (2.81%) Vuetify.js
14 16 (2.50%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 33 (5.16%) Derivative
2 29 (4.53%) Interest Rate Derivative
3 28 (4.38%) Fixed Income
4 27 (4.22%) Greenfield Project
5 22 (3.44%) Self-Motivation
6 19 (2.97%) Public Cloud
7 17 (2.66%) Data Centre
8 14 (2.19%) Hedge funds
8 14 (2.19%) Management Information System
9 13 (2.03%) Algorithms
10 11 (1.72%) Replication
11 10 (1.56%) Market Risk
12 9 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 8 (1.25%) Credit Risk
13 8 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
14 7 (1.09%) Client/Server
14 7 (1.09%) Cloud Native
14 7 (1.09%) Data Structures
14 7 (1.09%) Equities
15 6 (0.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 72 (11.25%) Windows
2 32 (5.00%) Windows Server
3 26 (4.06%) Linux
4 11 (1.72%) Windows 10
4 11 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (0.94%) Windows Server 2016
7 5 (0.78%) Unix
7 5 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.63%) Android
8 4 (0.63%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.47%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.47%) Solaris
9 3 (0.47%) Windows Server 2019
10 2 (0.31%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.16%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 258 (40.31%) DevOps
2 248 (38.75%) Agile Software Development
3 167 (26.09%) TDD
4 92 (14.38%) Analytics
5 83 (12.97%) Continuous Integration
6 78 (12.19%) Microservices
7 73 (11.41%) Software Engineering
8 72 (11.25%) Stakeholder Management
9 69 (10.78%) Business Intelligence
9 69 (10.78%) Migration
10 64 (10.00%) Test Automation
11 57 (8.91%) Continuous Improvement
12 52 (8.13%) Problem-Solving
13 48 (7.50%) BDD
14 46 (7.19%) MVC
15 42 (6.56%) Full Stack Development
15 42 (6.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 42 (6.56%) Scaled Agile Framework
16 41 (6.41%) Scrum
17 38 (5.94%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 187 (29.22%) SQL
2 136 (21.25%) C#
3 106 (16.56%) Python
4 88 (13.75%) JavaScript
5 73 (11.41%) Java
6 72 (11.25%) PowerShell
7 63 (9.84%) TypeScript
8 22 (3.44%) Bash Shell
9 21 (3.28%) T-SQL
10 20 (3.13%) PHP
11 17 (2.66%) Go
12 15 (2.34%) C++
13 11 (1.72%) Scala
14 9 (1.41%) Java 8
15 8 (1.25%) Ruby
16 7 (1.09%) VBA
17 6 (0.94%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 6 (0.94%) Java 11
18 5 (0.78%) Perl
18 5 (0.78%) R
Qualifications
1 26 (4.06%) Degree
2 17 (2.66%) Security Cleared
3 13 (2.03%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (1.25%) CCNA
6 8 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (1.09%) MCSE
8 5 (0.78%) CISSP
9 3 (0.47%) AWS Certification
9 3 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.31%) APMP
10 2 (0.31%) CCIE
10 2 (0.31%) CCNP
10 2 (0.31%) CCSA
10 2 (0.31%) CISM
10 2 (0.31%) MCSA
10 2 (0.31%) TOGAF Certification
10 2 (0.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (5.63%) QA
2 14 (2.19%) GDPR
3 11 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.25%) Accessibility
5 4 (0.63%) COBIT
5 4 (0.63%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.63%) NCSC
6 3 (0.47%) SLA
7 2 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (0.31%) IFRS
7 2 (0.31%) ISO 22301
7 2 (0.31%) PMO
7 2 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.16%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.16%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 93 (14.53%) Active Directory
2 82 (12.81%) Docker
3 39 (6.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (1.56%) Hyper-V
6 7 (1.09%) Virtual Desktop
7 6 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.94%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (0.78%) XenApp
9 4 (0.63%) NFS
9 4 (0.63%) Terminal Services
9 4 (0.63%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.47%) Firmware
10 3 (0.47%) vSphere
11 2 (0.31%) Veritas File System
11 2 (0.31%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 1 (0.16%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.16%) HDFS
12 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 49 (7.66%) Kubernetes
2 34 (5.31%) Terraform
3 27 (4.22%) Ansible
4 16 (2.50%) Microsoft Intune
5 14 (2.19%) SCCM
6 8 (1.25%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 7 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (0.94%) Puppet
9 5 (0.78%) Control-M
9 5 (0.78%) PowerCLI
10 4 (0.63%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 4 (0.63%) EMC NetWorker
10 4 (0.63%) FortiGate
10 4 (0.63%) QRadar
10 4 (0.63%) Red Hat Satellite
10 4 (0.63%) Tivoli
10 4 (0.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 3 (0.47%) AirWatch
11 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Clustering
11 3 (0.47%) vRealize
Vendors
1 185 (28.91%) Microsoft
2 55 (8.59%) VMware
3 41 (6.41%) Salesforce.com
4 34 (5.31%) Google
5 30 (4.69%) Citrix
6 23 (3.59%) Oracle
7 21 (3.28%) Databricks
8 19 (2.97%) Cisco
9 17 (2.66%) MuleSoft
10 11 (1.72%) HP
10 11 (1.72%) Meraki
10 11 (1.72%) NetApp
11 10 (1.56%) EMC
11 10 (1.56%) IBM
11 10 (1.56%) ServiceNow
11 10 (1.56%) Splunk
12 8 (1.25%) Alteryx
13 7 (1.09%) Red Hat
14 6 (0.94%) 3PAR
15 5 (0.78%) CyberArk