Period
to 10 May 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 10 May 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
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 4 8 7
Rank change year-on-year +4 -1 +12
Contract jobs citing Azure 464 446 886
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 17.20% 12.83% 13.45%
As % of the Cloud Services category 48.95% 40.88% 43.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 341 719
10th Percentile £407 £363 £406
25th Percentile £463 £425 £456
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £513 £525
Median % change year-on-year +7.32% -2.38% +1.69%
75th Percentile £619 £600 £581
90th Percentile £650 £663 £663
Central London median daily rate £550 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +9.95% -4.76% +4.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £29.00 £55.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -47.27% +175.00% -63.64%
Central London median hourly rate £29.00 £55.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -47.27% +175.00% -63.64%

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 948 1,091 2,022
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 35.15% 31.40% 30.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 690 857 1,589
10th Percentile £363 £288 £363
25th Percentile £444 £413 £431
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £505 £525
Median % change year-on-year +3.96% -3.81% +5.00%
75th Percentile £601 £600 £600
90th Percentile £667 £663 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 10
10th Percentile £13.45 £17.45 £12.05
25th Percentile £13.56 £18.65 £13.25
Median hourly rate £18.60 £33.92 £19.63
Median % change year-on-year -45.17% +72.84% -10.80%
75th Percentile £26.26 £50.19 £22.50
90th Percentile £28.20 £58.63 £25.64
Central London median hourly rate £23.45 £23.22 £19.13
% change year-on-year +0.99% +21.41% -11.51%

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 May 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 10 May 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 -6 1 £385 -14.44%
Azure
Central London

For the 6 months to 10 May 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.

1 187 (40.30%) DevOps
2 171 (36.85%) Agile Software Development
3 164 (35.34%) Microsoft
4 153 (32.97%) AWS
5 137 (29.53%) TDD
6 120 (25.86%) Finance
7 103 (22.20%) .NET
8 95 (20.47%) SQL
9 93 (20.04%) C#
10 92 (19.83%) Git (software)
11 87 (18.75%) Active Directory
12 78 (16.81%) Social Skills
13 74 (15.95%) JavaScript
14 72 (15.52%) Analytics
15 71 (15.30%) PowerShell
15 71 (15.30%) Software Engineering
16 70 (15.09%) AngularJS
17 68 (14.66%) Power Platform
18 66 (14.22%) Python
19 65 (14.01%) Java
20 64 (13.79%) Microsoft 365
20 64 (13.79%) Docker
21 62 (13.36%) SQL Server
21 62 (13.36%) Windows
22 61 (13.15%) Continuous Integration
23 60 (12.93%) Continuous Improvement
24 59 (12.72%) Banking
25 58 (12.50%) Microservices
25 58 (12.50%) Power BI
26 57 (12.28%) 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 50 (10.78%) SharePoint
2 15 (3.23%) MS Exchange
3 8 (1.72%) Apache Airflow
4 7 (1.51%) Apache Spark
5 6 (1.29%) Confluence
5 6 (1.29%) NServiceBus
6 5 (1.08%) Apache
6 5 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.08%) IIS
6 5 (1.08%) Mule
7 4 (0.86%) CMS
8 3 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.65%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.43%) Appian
9 2 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.43%) SAS
9 2 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.22%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.43%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.43%) Q-Pulse
3 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.22%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 153 (32.97%) AWS
2 68 (14.66%) Power Platform
3 64 (13.79%) Microsoft 365
4 51 (10.99%) Azure Active Directory
5 42 (9.05%) GCP
6 32 (6.90%) PaaS
7 29 (6.25%) IaaS
8 26 (5.60%) Serverless
9 18 (3.88%) SaaS
10 17 (3.66%) Azure Data Factory
11 16 (3.45%) GitHub
12 15 (3.23%) Azure Functions
13 13 (2.80%) PowerApps
14 12 (2.59%) Apigee
15 11 (2.37%) Cloud Computing
16 10 (2.16%) Azure Logic Apps
16 10 (2.16%) Power Automate
17 8 (1.72%) AWS CloudFormation
17 8 (1.72%) Azure Service Bus
18 7 (1.51%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (5.82%) DNS
2 15 (3.23%) Firewall
3 11 (2.37%) MPLS
4 10 (2.16%) Network Security
5 8 (1.72%) DHCP
5 8 (1.72%) TCP/IP
6 7 (1.51%) SAN
7 6 (1.29%) Internet
7 6 (1.29%) WAN
8 5 (1.08%) VPN
9 4 (0.86%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (0.86%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (0.86%) Wireless
10 3 (0.65%) IP Telephony
10 3 (0.65%) Kerberos
10 3 (0.65%) LAN
10 3 (0.65%) SD-WAN
10 3 (0.65%) VLAN
10 3 (0.65%) VSAN
10 3 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (13.36%) SQL Server
2 58 (12.50%) Power BI
3 24 (5.17%) Data Warehouse
4 22 (4.74%) Tableau
5 20 (4.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 18 (3.88%) Tableau Desktop
6 18 (3.88%) Tableau Server
7 15 (3.23%) Azure SQL Database
7 15 (3.23%) Data Lake
8 8 (1.72%) Apache Hive
8 8 (1.72%) Big Data
8 8 (1.72%) Hadoop
9 6 (1.29%) DB2
9 6 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (1.08%) Impala
10 5 (1.08%) NoSQL
10 5 (1.08%) Presto
11 4 (0.86%) SQL Server 2014
11 4 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.65%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 92 (19.83%) Git (software)
2 49 (10.56%) Octopus Deploy
3 48 (10.34%) Jenkins
4 24 (5.17%) JIRA
5 14 (3.02%) Visual Studio
6 8 (1.72%) Subversion
7 7 (1.51%) TeamCity
7 7 (1.51%) Visual Studio Team System
8 6 (1.29%) JUnit
8 6 (1.29%) Maven
9 5 (1.08%) Bitbucket
9 5 (1.08%) Mockito
9 5 (1.08%) Selenium
9 5 (1.08%) SpecFlow
9 5 (1.08%) webpack
10 4 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (0.86%) Cucumber
10 4 (0.86%) GitLab
10 4 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (0.86%) WebDriver
General
1 120 (25.86%) Finance
2 78 (16.81%) Social Skills
3 59 (12.72%) Banking
4 20 (4.31%) Front Office
5 14 (3.02%) Investment Banking
5 14 (3.02%) Public Sector
6 13 (2.80%) Legal
7 10 (2.16%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (2.16%) Presentation Skills
8 9 (1.94%) Financial Institution
9 6 (1.29%) Retail
10 4 (0.86%) Influencing Skills
10 4 (0.86%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.65%) Billing
11 3 (0.65%) International Banking
11 3 (0.65%) Organisational Skills
11 3 (0.65%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.43%) Back Office
12 2 (0.43%) Law
12 2 (0.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 152 (32.76%) Developer
2 57 (12.28%) Architect
3 37 (7.97%) Analyst
4 34 (7.33%) C# Developer
5 33 (7.11%) Azure Engineer
6 27 (5.82%) Backend Developer
7 26 (5.60%) Azure Architect
8 25 (5.39%) DevOps Engineer
9 23 (4.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 23 (4.96%) Technical Leader
10 21 (4.53%) Project Manager
11 20 (4.31%) Cloud Engineer
12 18 (3.88%) Analyst Developer
13 17 (3.66%) Data Engineer
14 16 (3.45%) Salesforce Architect
15 15 (3.23%) PHP Developer
16 14 (3.02%) .NET Developer
16 14 (3.02%) Azure DevOps Engineer
16 14 (3.02%) Consultant
17 13 (2.80%) Azure DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (22.20%) .NET
2 70 (15.09%) AngularJS
3 52 (11.21%) React
4 41 (8.84%) Web Services
5 36 (7.76%) Node.js
6 34 (7.33%) ASP.NET
7 26 (5.60%) ASP.NET Core
7 26 (5.60%) CSS
8 24 (5.17%) HTML
9 19 (4.09%) REST
10 17 (3.66%) HTML5
10 17 (3.66%) RESTful
11 16 (3.45%) CSS3
11 16 (3.45%) Laravel
11 16 (3.45%) LESS
11 16 (3.45%) Sass
11 16 (3.45%) Swagger
11 16 (3.45%) Vue.js
11 16 (3.45%) Vuetify.js
12 15 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.33%) Greenfield Project
2 20 (4.31%) Fixed Income
2 20 (4.31%) Self-Motivation
3 18 (3.88%) Derivative
4 14 (3.02%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 12 (2.59%) Public Cloud
6 11 (2.37%) Data Centre
7 8 (1.72%) Algorithms
7 8 (1.72%) Cloud Native
8 6 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.29%) Hybrid Cloud
8 6 (1.29%) iSeries
9 5 (1.08%) Replication
10 4 (0.86%) Hedge funds
10 4 (0.86%) Market Risk
11 3 (0.65%) CMDB
11 3 (0.65%) Credit Risk
11 3 (0.65%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.65%) User Experience
11 3 (0.65%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 62 (13.36%) Windows
2 31 (6.68%) Windows Server
3 15 (3.23%) Linux
4 13 (2.80%) Windows Server 2016
5 12 (2.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (2.16%) Windows 10
7 8 (1.72%) Unix
8 7 (1.51%) Android
8 7 (1.51%) Windows Server 2019
9 6 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.65%) Solaris
10 3 (0.65%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.43%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.22%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.22%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (40.30%) DevOps
2 171 (36.85%) Agile Software Development
3 137 (29.53%) TDD
4 72 (15.52%) Analytics
5 71 (15.30%) Software Engineering
6 61 (13.15%) Continuous Integration
7 60 (12.93%) Continuous Improvement
8 58 (12.50%) Microservices
9 57 (12.28%) Business Intelligence
9 57 (12.28%) Stakeholder Management
10 55 (11.85%) Test Automation
11 49 (10.56%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 43 (9.27%) Problem-Solving
13 41 (8.84%) BDD
14 38 (8.19%) Migration
15 35 (7.54%) Mentoring
16 34 (7.33%) ITIL
17 31 (6.68%) Scrum
18 30 (6.47%) MVC
18 30 (6.47%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 95 (20.47%) SQL
2 93 (20.04%) C#
3 74 (15.95%) JavaScript
4 71 (15.30%) PowerShell
5 66 (14.22%) Python
6 65 (14.01%) Java
7 47 (10.13%) TypeScript
8 18 (3.88%) Go
9 16 (3.45%) PHP
10 12 (2.59%) Bash Shell
10 12 (2.59%) C++
10 12 (2.59%) Scala
11 10 (2.16%) Java 8
12 9 (1.94%) T-SQL
13 8 (1.72%) Ruby
14 7 (1.51%) Perl
15 4 (0.86%) Kotlin
15 4 (0.86%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.65%) Shell Script
17 2 (0.43%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 24 (5.17%) Degree
2 21 (4.53%) Security Cleared
3 20 (4.31%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (1.51%) CISSP
6 7 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (1.08%) CCNA
9 4 (0.86%) MCSE
10 3 (0.65%) CEH
10 3 (0.65%) MCSA
10 3 (0.65%) PhD
10 3 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.65%) SAFe Agilist
11 2 (0.43%) AWS Certification
11 2 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.43%) CESG Certified Professional
11 2 (0.43%) CISM
12 1 (0.22%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (7.76%) QA
2 8 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.51%) GDPR
4 4 (0.86%) SLA
5 2 (0.43%) COBIT
5 2 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 2 (0.43%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.22%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.22%) IFRS
6 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.22%) PMO
6 1 (0.22%) WCAG
System Software
1 87 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 64 (13.79%) Docker
3 29 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (2.59%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (1.72%) vSphere
6 7 (1.51%) Hyper-V
7 5 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (1.08%) XenApp
8 3 (0.65%) NFS
8 3 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.43%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.43%) Veritas File System
9 2 (0.43%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 2 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.43%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.43%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.22%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.22%) HDFS
10 1 (0.22%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 40 (8.62%) Kubernetes
2 36 (7.76%) Terraform
3 25 (5.39%) Ansible
4 13 (2.80%) SCCM
5 12 (2.59%) Microsoft Intune
6 9 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (1.51%) Puppet
8 6 (1.29%) vCenter Server
9 5 (1.08%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 4 (0.86%) Red Hat Satellite
10 4 (0.86%) Salt
11 3 (0.65%) Control-M
11 3 (0.65%) EMC NetWorker
11 3 (0.65%) Grafana
11 3 (0.65%) PowerCLI
11 3 (0.65%) Prometheus
11 3 (0.65%) QRadar
11 3 (0.65%) Tivoli
11 3 (0.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 2 (0.43%) vRealize
Vendors
1 164 (35.34%) Microsoft
2 36 (7.76%) VMware
3 27 (5.82%) Google
4 26 (5.60%) Salesforce.com
5 18 (3.88%) Citrix
6 15 (3.23%) Oracle
7 13 (2.80%) MuleSoft
8 10 (2.16%) EMC
9 9 (1.94%) Cisco
9 9 (1.94%) Databricks
9 9 (1.94%) Splunk
10 7 (1.51%) IBM
10 7 (1.51%) NetApp
10 7 (1.51%) ServiceNow
11 6 (1.29%) HP
12 5 (1.08%) CheckPoint
12 5 (1.08%) CyberArk
12 5 (1.08%) Workday
13 4 (0.86%) F5
13 4 (0.86%) Meraki