Period
to 3 March 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 March 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 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 5 6 9
Rank change year-on-year +1 +3 +12
Contract jobs citing Azure 375 593 826
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 16.58% 12.87% 12.28%
As % of the Cloud Services category 49.67% 40.26% 42.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 474 683
Median daily rate £540 £513 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.37% -2.38% +5.00%
10th Percentile £400 £363 £406
90th Percentile £675 £650 £655
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £55.00 -
Central London median hourly rate - £55.00 -

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 755 1,473 1,939
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 33.38% 31.98% 28.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 574 1,170 1,533
Median daily rate £525 £513 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% -2.38% +5.00%
10th Percentile £357 £313 £350
90th Percentile £650 £660 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £512 £525
% change year-on-year +2.54% -2.48% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 12
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +17.14% -16.12%
10th Percentile £15.05 £18.70 £12.25
90th Percentile £24.64 £57.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate £22.98 £20.00 £18.76
% change year-on-year +14.88% +6.61% -10.08%

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 March 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 March 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 £600 +26.32%
Azure
Central London

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 135 (36.00%) DevOps
2 132 (35.20%) Microsoft
3 126 (33.60%) AWS
4 119 (31.73%) Agile Software Development
5 93 (24.80%) TDD
6 85 (22.67%) Finance
7 70 (18.67%) Active Directory
8 69 (18.40%) SQL
9 66 (17.60%) Java
10 65 (17.33%) C#
10 65 (17.33%) Git (software)
11 64 (17.07%) Software Engineering
12 62 (16.53%) .NET
12 62 (16.53%) Docker
13 58 (15.47%) JavaScript
13 58 (15.47%) Windows
14 57 (15.20%) SQL Server
15 54 (14.40%) Python
15 54 (14.40%) PowerShell
15 54 (14.40%) Power Platform
16 50 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
17 48 (12.80%) Banking
18 47 (12.53%) Microservices
18 47 (12.53%) Microsoft 365
18 47 (12.53%) Analytics
19 46 (12.27%) Jenkins
20 45 (12.00%) Power BI
20 45 (12.00%) Terraform
21 43 (11.47%) Kubernetes
22 41 (10.93%) React

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 35 (9.33%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.93%) MS Exchange
3 8 (2.13%) NServiceBus
4 7 (1.87%) Skype for Business
5 6 (1.60%) Apache Airflow
6 5 (1.33%) Confluence
7 4 (1.07%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.80%) Apache
8 3 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.80%) IIS
8 3 (0.80%) Mule
8 3 (0.80%) nginx
9 2 (0.53%) Appian
9 2 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.53%) Jupyter
9 2 (0.53%) SAS
9 2 (0.53%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (1.33%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (1.07%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.53%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.27%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 126 (33.60%) AWS
2 54 (14.40%) Power Platform
3 47 (12.53%) Microsoft 365
4 40 (10.67%) GCP
5 39 (10.40%) PaaS
6 38 (10.13%) Azure Active Directory
7 36 (9.60%) Serverless
8 34 (9.07%) IaaS
9 22 (5.87%) Azure Data Factory
10 19 (5.07%) Azure Functions
10 19 (5.07%) SaaS
11 15 (4.00%) GitHub
12 11 (2.93%) Cloud Computing
12 11 (2.93%) Logic Apps
13 9 (2.40%) PowerApps
14 8 (2.13%) Dynamics 365
15 6 (1.60%) Azure Stack
15 6 (1.60%) Power Automate
16 5 (1.33%) OneDrive
17 4 (1.07%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 23 (6.13%) DNS
1 23 (6.13%) Firewall
2 11 (2.93%) Network Security
3 10 (2.67%) WAN
4 9 (2.40%) MPLS
4 9 (2.40%) Skype
5 8 (2.13%) VPN
6 7 (1.87%) LAN
7 6 (1.60%) SAN
7 6 (1.60%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (1.07%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.80%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (0.80%) DHCP
9 3 (0.80%) VSAN
9 3 (0.80%) Wireless
9 3 (0.80%) Wireshark
10 2 (0.53%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (0.53%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 2 (0.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 2 (0.53%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (15.20%) SQL Server
2 45 (12.00%) Power BI
3 26 (6.93%) Data Warehouse
4 22 (5.87%) Azure SQL Database
5 14 (3.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (3.47%) Data Lake
7 12 (3.20%) Tableau
8 11 (2.93%) Big Data
8 11 (2.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 9 (2.40%) NoSQL
10 8 (2.13%) Tableau Desktop
10 8 (2.13%) Tableau Server
11 7 (1.87%) Hadoop
11 7 (1.87%) MySQL
12 6 (1.60%) Apache Hive
12 6 (1.60%) MongoDB
12 6 (1.60%) OLTP
13 4 (1.07%) Cosmos DB
13 4 (1.07%) MS Access
13 4 (1.07%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 65 (17.33%) Git (software)
2 46 (12.27%) Jenkins
3 37 (9.87%) Octopus Deploy
4 19 (5.07%) JIRA
5 12 (3.20%) Visual Studio Team System
6 9 (2.40%) Bitbucket
6 9 (2.40%) TeamCity
7 8 (2.13%) JUnit
7 8 (2.13%) Selenium
8 6 (1.60%) Maven
8 6 (1.60%) Mockito
9 5 (1.33%) Artifactory
9 5 (1.33%) Cucumber
9 5 (1.33%) SpecFlow
9 5 (1.33%) Subversion
10 4 (1.07%) GitLab
10 4 (1.07%) GoCD
10 4 (1.07%) Gradle
10 4 (1.07%) NUnit
10 4 (1.07%) webpack
General
1 85 (22.67%) Finance
2 48 (12.80%) Banking
3 15 (4.00%) Retail
4 13 (3.47%) Public Sector
5 8 (2.13%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.33%) Front Office
6 5 (1.33%) Legal
7 4 (1.07%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.07%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.80%) Back Office
8 3 (0.80%) International Banking
8 3 (0.80%) Retail Finance
9 2 (0.53%) Law
9 2 (0.53%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.27%) Billing
10 1 (0.27%) Brand Awareness
10 1 (0.27%) Marketing
10 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 107 (28.53%) Developer
2 50 (13.33%) Architect
3 37 (9.87%) Azure Engineer
4 32 (8.53%) Analyst
5 28 (7.47%) DevOps Engineer
6 23 (6.13%) Backend Developer
7 21 (5.60%) Cloud Engineer
8 20 (5.33%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 17 (4.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 17 (4.53%) PHP Developer
10 15 (4.00%) Analyst Developer
10 15 (4.00%) Data Architect
11 14 (3.73%) Azure DevOps
11 14 (3.73%) Consultant
12 13 (3.47%) .NET Developer
12 13 (3.47%) Azure Architect
12 13 (3.47%) Java Developer
13 12 (3.20%) Data Engineer
13 12 (3.20%) Technical Leader
14 10 (2.67%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (16.53%) .NET
2 41 (10.93%) AngularJS
2 41 (10.93%) React
3 32 (8.53%) Web Services
4 28 (7.47%) Node.js
5 25 (6.67%) CSS
6 22 (5.87%) HTML
7 19 (5.07%) HTML5
8 18 (4.80%) REST
9 17 (4.53%) ASP.NET
9 17 (4.53%) CSS3
9 17 (4.53%) Laravel
9 17 (4.53%) LESS
9 17 (4.53%) Sass
9 17 (4.53%) Vue.js
9 17 (4.53%) Vuetify.js
9 17 (4.53%) XML
10 16 (4.27%) ASP.NET Core
11 15 (4.00%) Kafka
11 15 (4.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.13%) Greenfield Project
2 20 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (3.47%) Data Centre
4 12 (3.20%) Cloud Native
4 12 (3.20%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.67%) Public Cloud
6 9 (2.40%) Fixed Income
6 9 (2.40%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (1.87%) Hybrid Cloud
8 6 (1.60%) Algorithms
8 6 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.07%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.80%) Analytical Mindset
10 3 (0.80%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.80%) User Experience
10 3 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.53%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 2 (0.53%) iSeries
11 2 (0.53%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.53%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 58 (15.47%) Windows
2 26 (6.93%) Windows Server
3 15 (4.00%) Linux
4 11 (2.93%) Windows 10
5 10 (2.67%) Windows Server 2016
6 8 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (1.87%) Unix
7 7 (1.87%) Windows Server 2019
8 6 (1.60%) Android
9 5 (1.33%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.53%) Solaris
11 2 (0.53%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.27%) CentOS
12 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.27%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (36.00%) DevOps
2 119 (31.73%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (24.80%) TDD
4 64 (17.07%) Software Engineering
5 50 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
6 47 (12.53%) Analytics
6 47 (12.53%) Microservices
7 40 (10.67%) Test Automation
8 35 (9.33%) Continuous Integration
9 34 (9.07%) Information Security
9 34 (9.07%) Problem-Solving
10 33 (8.80%) BDD
10 33 (8.80%) Migration
11 31 (8.27%) Continuous Improvement
12 30 (8.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 29 (7.73%) Data Modelling
13 29 (7.73%) Stakeholder Management
14 27 (7.20%) ETL
14 27 (7.20%) Project Delivery
15 26 (6.93%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (18.40%) SQL
2 66 (17.60%) Java
3 65 (17.33%) C#
4 58 (15.47%) JavaScript
5 54 (14.40%) PowerShell
5 54 (14.40%) Python
6 22 (5.87%) TypeScript
7 17 (4.53%) Go
7 17 (4.53%) PHP
8 14 (3.73%) Java 8
9 13 (3.47%) Bash Shell
10 10 (2.67%) Ruby
11 9 (2.40%) C++
11 9 (2.40%) Perl
11 9 (2.40%) T-SQL
12 8 (2.13%) Scala
13 4 (1.07%) Kotlin
14 3 (0.80%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.80%) R
15 2 (0.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (6.13%) Security Cleared
2 22 (5.87%) SC Cleared
3 13 (3.47%) Degree
4 11 (2.93%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (2.40%) MCSE
6 8 (2.13%) CISSP
7 6 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (0.80%) CCNA
10 3 (0.80%) CEH
10 3 (0.80%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.80%) MCP
10 3 (0.80%) MCSA
10 3 (0.80%) MCTS
10 3 (0.80%) PhD
10 3 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.80%) SAFe Agilist
10 3 (0.80%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (7.47%) QA
2 6 (1.60%) SLA
3 4 (1.07%) COBIT
4 3 (0.80%) GDPR
4 3 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.53%) IFRS
5 2 (0.53%) NIST
6 1 (0.27%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.27%) MiFID
6 1 (0.27%) PMO
6 1 (0.27%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.27%) WCAG
System Software
1 70 (18.67%) Active Directory
2 62 (16.53%) Docker
3 23 (6.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (3.20%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (2.13%) vSphere
6 5 (1.33%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.53%) VMFS
8 2 (0.53%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.53%) XenApp
9 1 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.27%) HDFS
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.27%) UAG
Systems Management
1 45 (12.00%) Terraform
2 43 (11.47%) Kubernetes
3 25 (6.67%) Ansible
4 17 (4.53%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (3.73%) SCCM
6 13 (3.47%) Puppet
7 11 (2.93%) Microsoft Intune
8 6 (1.60%) vCenter Server
9 4 (1.07%) Rundeck
9 4 (1.07%) Salt
10 3 (0.80%) Grafana
10 3 (0.80%) PowerCLI
10 3 (0.80%) Prometheus
10 3 (0.80%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 2 (0.53%) CSIRT
11 2 (0.53%) SCOM
11 2 (0.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 2 (0.53%) vRealize
12 1 (0.27%) Data Guard
12 1 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 132 (35.20%) Microsoft
2 29 (7.73%) VMware
3 14 (3.73%) Oracle
4 13 (3.47%) Citrix
5 11 (2.93%) Google
6 9 (2.40%) Databricks
7 8 (2.13%) Cisco
7 8 (2.13%) Splunk
8 7 (1.87%) Atlassian
8 7 (1.87%) EMC
8 7 (1.87%) ServiceNow
9 6 (1.60%) CyberArk
9 6 (1.60%) HP
9 6 (1.60%) Okta
9 6 (1.60%) SAP
10 5 (1.33%) Dell
10 5 (1.33%) IBM
10 5 (1.33%) Palo Alto
10 5 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (1.33%) SolarWinds