Period
to 29 October 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 29 October 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
29 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 6 16
Rank change year-on-year +2 +10 +27
Contract jobs citing Azure 292 840 680
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 16.26% 13.99% 9.64%
As % of the Cloud Services category 50.17% 41.38% 36.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 695 602
Median daily rate £525 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £371 £378 £400
90th Percentile £670 £650 £650
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £505
% change year-on-year - +3.96% +6.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.56% - -
Central London median hourly rate £87.50 £22.50 -
% change year-on-year +288.89% - -

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 582 2,030 1,886
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 32.41% 33.80% 26.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 1,604 1,550
Median daily rate £514 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.14% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £347 £345
90th Percentile £638 £651 £669
Central London median daily rate £523 £525 £525
% change year-on-year -0.48% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 18 13
Median hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +12.30% +3.89%
10th Percentile £17.00 £18.68 £13.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £35.55 £23.60
Median hourly rate £28.75 £21.00 £18.76
% change year-on-year +36.90% +11.94% -1.26%

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 29 October 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
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 October 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
Moorgate 0 1 £475 -13.64%
London Bridge 0 1 £600 +14.29%
Azure
Central London

For the 6 months to 29 October 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.

1 102 (34.93%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (34.25%) DevOps
3 99 (33.90%) Microsoft
4 87 (29.79%) AWS
5 68 (23.29%) Finance
6 67 (22.95%) SQL
7 49 (16.78%) Business Intelligence
8 48 (16.44%) Docker
9 47 (16.10%) Kubernetes
10 46 (15.75%) SQL Server
11 45 (15.41%) C#
12 44 (15.07%) Java
13 43 (14.73%) Active Directory
14 41 (14.04%) .NET
14 41 (14.04%) Microservices
15 40 (13.70%) Migration
16 39 (13.36%) Windows
16 39 (13.36%) TDD
16 39 (13.36%) Terraform
17 38 (13.01%) PaaS
18 37 (12.67%) Power Platform
19 36 (12.33%) Data Warehouse
20 35 (11.99%) Git (software)
21 34 (11.64%) Banking
21 34 (11.64%) Python
21 34 (11.64%) JavaScript
22 33 (11.30%) Power BI
23 30 (10.27%) PowerShell
24 29 (9.93%) Software Engineering
24 29 (9.93%) GCP

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 9 (3.08%) Apache Spark
1 9 (3.08%) Skype for Business
2 8 (2.74%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.05%) Apache
4 3 (1.03%) Jupyter
4 3 (1.03%) nginx
5 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.68%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.68%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.34%) Apache Airflow
6 1 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.34%) Confluence
6 1 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.34%) IIS
6 1 (0.34%) JBoss
6 1 (0.34%) Liferay
6 1 (0.34%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (1.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.34%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.34%) Infor SunSystems
2 1 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.34%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (0.34%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (0.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 87 (29.79%) AWS
2 38 (13.01%) PaaS
3 37 (12.67%) Power Platform
4 29 (9.93%) GCP
4 29 (9.93%) IaaS
5 27 (9.25%) Office 365
6 23 (7.88%) Azure Active Directory
7 19 (6.51%) SaaS
8 18 (6.16%) Serverless
9 15 (5.14%) Azure Data Factory
10 14 (4.79%) GitHub
11 10 (3.42%) Dynamics 365
12 9 (3.08%) Logic Apps
12 9 (3.08%) PowerApps
13 8 (2.74%) Azure Functions
13 8 (2.74%) Cloud Computing
13 8 (2.74%) Power Automate
14 4 (1.37%) Amazon Cognito
14 4 (1.37%) Azure Stack
15 3 (1.03%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.14%) DNS
2 12 (4.11%) Firewall
3 7 (2.40%) Skype
3 7 (2.40%) VPN
4 6 (2.05%) LAN
4 6 (2.05%) SAN
4 6 (2.05%) TCP/IP
4 6 (2.05%) WAN
5 5 (1.71%) Kerberos
6 4 (1.37%) HTTP
6 4 (1.37%) SSL
7 3 (1.03%) HTTPS
7 3 (1.03%) Intranet
7 3 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.68%) DHCP
8 2 (0.68%) Internet
8 2 (0.68%) SMTP
8 2 (0.68%) VLAN
8 2 (0.68%) Wireless
8 2 (0.68%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (15.75%) SQL Server
2 36 (12.33%) Data Warehouse
3 33 (11.30%) Power BI
4 27 (9.25%) Azure SQL Database
5 20 (6.85%) Data Lake
6 18 (6.16%) NoSQL
7 13 (4.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (3.77%) Big Data
8 11 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (3.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 9 (3.08%) Cosmos DB
11 8 (2.74%) Hadoop
11 8 (2.74%) MongoDB
12 7 (2.40%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 7 (2.40%) Tableau
13 5 (1.71%) Amazon Redshift
13 5 (1.71%) MySQL
13 5 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 4 (1.37%) Redis
15 3 (1.03%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 35 (11.99%) Git (software)
2 29 (9.93%) Jenkins
3 12 (4.11%) Octopus Deploy
4 10 (3.42%) Visual Studio Team System
5 9 (3.08%) TeamCity
6 8 (2.74%) Visual Studio
7 6 (2.05%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (1.71%) Cucumber
8 5 (1.71%) JIRA
8 5 (1.71%) JUnit
8 5 (1.71%) Selenium
8 5 (1.71%) Subversion
9 4 (1.37%) Bitbucket
9 4 (1.37%) Cypress.io
9 4 (1.37%) GoCD
9 4 (1.37%) JMeter
9 4 (1.37%) Mockito
9 4 (1.37%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (1.03%) Postman
10 3 (1.03%) SpecFlow
General
1 68 (23.29%) Finance
2 34 (11.64%) Banking
3 15 (5.14%) Public Sector
4 13 (4.45%) Retail
5 8 (2.74%) Investment Banking
6 7 (2.40%) Front Office
7 4 (1.37%) Electronics
7 4 (1.37%) Retail Finance
8 3 (1.03%) French Language
8 3 (1.03%) International Banking
8 3 (1.03%) Local Government
9 2 (0.68%) Games
9 2 (0.68%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.68%) Law
9 2 (0.68%) Marketing
9 2 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.34%) Advertising
10 1 (0.34%) Legal
10 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.34%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 93 (31.85%) Developer
2 41 (14.04%) Architect
3 28 (9.59%) Analyst
4 24 (8.22%) DevOps Engineer
5 22 (7.53%) Consultant
6 18 (6.16%) Azure Developer
7 17 (5.82%) Azure Engineer
8 14 (4.79%) Backend Developer
9 13 (4.45%) Azure Architect
9 13 (4.45%) Senior Developer
10 12 (4.11%) C# Developer
10 12 (4.11%) Cloud Engineer
11 11 (3.77%) Business Analyst
11 11 (3.77%) Data Architect
11 11 (3.77%) Java Developer
11 11 (3.77%) PHP Developer
11 11 (3.77%) Technical Analyst
12 10 (3.42%) .NET Developer
12 10 (3.42%) Data Business Analyst
12 10 (3.42%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (14.04%) .NET
2 25 (8.56%) AngularJS
3 23 (7.88%) Web Services
4 22 (7.53%) CSS
5 20 (6.85%) .NET Core
5 20 (6.85%) HTML
6 16 (5.48%) HTML5
6 16 (5.48%) React
7 13 (4.45%) CSS3
7 13 (4.45%) REST
8 12 (4.11%) RESTful
9 11 (3.77%) ASP.NET Web API
9 11 (3.77%) Laravel
9 11 (3.77%) LESS
9 11 (3.77%) Sass
9 11 (3.77%) Vue.js
9 11 (3.77%) Vuetify.js
9 11 (3.77%) XML
10 10 (3.42%) Spring
11 9 (3.08%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.90%) Management Information System
2 16 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (5.14%) Data Centre
4 9 (3.08%) Cloud Native
5 8 (2.74%) Public Cloud
6 7 (2.40%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (2.40%) User Experience
7 6 (2.05%) Wiki
8 5 (1.71%) Clustering
8 5 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.71%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (1.37%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.37%) Hedge funds
9 4 (1.37%) Private Cloud
10 3 (1.03%) Algorithms
10 3 (1.03%) Analytical Mindset
10 3 (1.03%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.68%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 2 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.68%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 39 (13.36%) Windows
2 19 (6.51%) Windows Server
3 18 (6.16%) Linux
4 12 (4.11%) Windows 10
5 11 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (3.08%) Windows Server 2016
7 7 (2.40%) Unix
7 7 (2.40%) Windows Server 2019
8 5 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.71%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.37%) Android
10 3 (1.03%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.03%) Solaris
11 2 (0.68%) HPUX
11 2 (0.68%) VMS
11 2 (0.68%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.68%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.34%) CentOS
12 1 (0.34%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (34.93%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (34.25%) DevOps
3 49 (16.78%) Business Intelligence
4 41 (14.04%) Microservices
5 40 (13.70%) Migration
6 39 (13.36%) TDD
7 29 (9.93%) Software Engineering
8 28 (9.59%) Data Modelling
9 22 (7.53%) Analytics
10 21 (7.19%) Insurtech
10 21 (7.19%) Test Automation
10 21 (7.19%) User Stories
11 20 (6.85%) Information Security
11 20 (6.85%) Infrastructure as Code
11 20 (6.85%) Scrum
12 19 (6.51%) Problem-Solving
13 18 (6.16%) BDD
13 18 (6.16%) Stakeholder Management
14 17 (5.82%) MVC
14 17 (5.82%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 67 (22.95%) SQL
2 45 (15.41%) C#
3 44 (15.07%) Java
4 34 (11.64%) JavaScript
4 34 (11.64%) Python
5 30 (10.27%) PowerShell
6 14 (4.79%) Java 8
7 13 (4.45%) PHP
8 11 (3.77%) T-SQL
9 9 (3.08%) Scala
10 8 (2.74%) Bash Shell
11 7 (2.40%) Perl
11 7 (2.40%) R
11 7 (2.40%) TypeScript
12 5 (1.71%) C++
12 5 (1.71%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 5 (1.71%) Ruby
13 4 (1.37%) VBScript
14 3 (1.03%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.68%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 21 (7.19%) Security Cleared
2 14 (4.79%) SC Cleared
3 13 (4.45%) Degree
4 9 (3.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (2.74%) MCSE
6 7 (2.40%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (2.40%) CISSP
7 6 (2.05%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.03%) DBS Check
8 3 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.03%) MCSA
8 3 (1.03%) SSCP
9 2 (0.68%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 2 (0.68%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.68%) CCSP
9 2 (0.68%) CISM
9 2 (0.68%) GCFA
9 2 (0.68%) GCIA
9 2 (0.68%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.42%) QA
2 5 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.37%) GDPR
4 3 (1.03%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.68%) COBIT
5 2 (0.68%) NIST
5 2 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.34%) IFRS
6 1 (0.34%) MiFID
6 1 (0.34%) Solvency II
System Software
1 48 (16.44%) Docker
2 43 (14.73%) Active Directory
3 15 (5.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (2.40%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.34%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.34%) UAG
5 1 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.34%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 47 (16.10%) Kubernetes
2 39 (13.36%) Terraform
3 23 (7.88%) Ansible
4 14 (4.79%) SCCM
5 12 (4.11%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (3.08%) Puppet
7 7 (2.40%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (1.37%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (1.37%) Rundeck
9 2 (0.68%) CSIRT
9 2 (0.68%) Grafana
9 2 (0.68%) Kubeflow
9 2 (0.68%) Nagios
9 2 (0.68%) QRadar
9 2 (0.68%) SCOM
9 2 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.68%) WSUS
10 1 (0.34%) Netcool
10 1 (0.34%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 99 (33.90%) Microsoft
2 20 (6.85%) Oracle
2 20 (6.85%) VMware
3 16 (5.48%) Databricks
4 10 (3.42%) Citrix
5 9 (3.08%) Splunk
6 7 (2.40%) Google
6 7 (2.40%) SaltStack
7 6 (2.05%) Cisco
7 6 (2.05%) HP
7 6 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (2.05%) ServiceNow
7 6 (2.05%) SolarWinds
8 5 (1.71%) Atlassian
8 5 (1.71%) Cloudera
8 5 (1.71%) IBM
8 5 (1.71%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.37%) Dell
9 4 (1.37%) SAP
10 3 (1.03%) EMC