Period
to 18 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Microsoft Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 6 months to 18 June 2018 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 (formerly Windows Azure)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 52 91
Rank change year-on-year +35 +39 +98
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 660 254 159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.58% 4.09% 2.43%
As % of the Cloud Services category 39.36% 27.82% 24.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 573 205 138
City of London median daily rate £513 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +2.70% +15.63%
10th Percentile £401 £315 £363
90th Percentile £663 £654 £638
Central London median daily rate £508 £475 £466
% change year-on-year +6.84% +1.88% +16.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
City of London median hourly rate £55.00 - £44.00
10th Percentile £52.50 - £41.00
90th Percentile £57.50 - £47.00
Central London median hourly rate £55.00 - £44.00

Microsoft 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 1,677 913 646
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 24.34% 14.70% 9.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,369 731 536
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +8.11% +6.32%
10th Percentile £362 £320 £306
90th Percentile £663 £638 £634
Central London median daily rate £515 £500 £473
% change year-on-year +3.00% +5.82% +7.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 10
City of London median hourly rate £24.50 £21.16 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.81% +0.74% -18.45%
10th Percentile £18.16 £13.36 £18.50
90th Percentile £49.18 £29.77 £31.38
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.57 £21.00
% change year-on-year +7.72% -11.58% -23.12%

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Microsoft Azure as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Azure in the City of London

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Azure in the City of London

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in the City of London over the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in the City of London

Microsoft 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 Microsoft Azure within the City of London region over the 6 months to 18 June 2018. 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 - 12 £550 -
Moorgate -1 6 - -
Microsoft Azure
Central London

For the 6 months to 18 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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 Microsoft Azure.

1 262 (39.70%) C#
2 261 (39.55%) Amazon AWS
3 255 (38.64%) Agile Software Development
4 245 (37.12%) .NET
5 179 (27.12%) DevOps
6 162 (24.55%) Finance
7 150 (22.73%) Microsoft
8 142 (21.52%) Windows
9 140 (21.21%) TDD
10 131 (19.85%) SQL Server
11 129 (19.55%) SQL
12 110 (16.67%) JavaScript
12 110 (16.67%) Docker
13 104 (15.76%) PowerShell
14 101 (15.30%) Continuous Integration
15 98 (14.85%) Microservices
16 91 (13.79%) Greenfield Project
17 90 (13.64%) Git (software)
18 85 (12.88%) MVC
19 83 (12.58%) ASP.NET
20 80 (12.12%) ASP.NET Web API
21 79 (11.97%) Python
22 77 (11.67%) AngularJS
22 77 (11.67%) Jenkins
23 75 (11.36%) Linux
24 74 (11.21%) Active Directory
24 74 (11.21%) PaaS
25 71 (10.76%) REST
25 71 (10.76%) Scrum
26 68 (10.30%) Java

Microsoft 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 24 (3.64%) Apache Spark
2 21 (3.18%) Elasticsearch
3 20 (3.03%) OpenStack
4 17 (2.58%) Apache
5 15 (2.27%) SharePoint
6 14 (2.12%) CMS
7 13 (1.97%) IIS
7 13 (1.97%) Tomcat
8 11 (1.67%) Skype for Business
8 11 (1.67%) WebSphere
9 10 (1.52%) Sitecore CMS
9 10 (1.52%) WebLogic
10 9 (1.36%) Apache Pig
10 9 (1.36%) Umbraco
11 8 (1.21%) NServiceBus
12 7 (1.06%) MS Exchange
13 6 (0.91%) Cloud Foundry
14 5 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
14 5 (0.76%) nginx
15 4 (0.61%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.76%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.15%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 6 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.45%) Distributed Ledger
2 3 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.45%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.15%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 261 (39.55%) Amazon AWS
2 74 (11.21%) PaaS
3 59 (8.94%) IaaS
4 45 (6.82%) Office 365
5 40 (6.06%) Google Cloud Platform
6 32 (4.85%) SaaS
7 22 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
8 21 (3.18%) Azure Active Directory
9 15 (2.27%) AWS CloudFormation
10 10 (1.52%) GitHub
11 7 (1.06%) Azure Data Factory
12 6 (0.91%) Bluemix
12 6 (0.91%) IBM Cloud
12 6 (0.91%) Serverless
13 5 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
13 5 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 4 (0.61%) npm
15 3 (0.45%) Datadog
15 3 (0.45%) Mimecast
15 3 (0.45%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 33 (5.00%) Firewall
2 27 (4.09%) DNS
3 17 (2.58%) WAN
4 15 (2.27%) HTTP
5 14 (2.12%) LAN
6 13 (1.97%) SAN
6 13 (1.97%) VPN
7 11 (1.67%) Skype
8 10 (1.52%) DHCP
8 10 (1.52%) MPLS
9 8 (1.21%) Network Security
10 7 (1.06%) SSL
11 6 (0.91%) FTP
11 6 (0.91%) Internet
11 6 (0.91%) WLAN
12 5 (0.76%) AMQP
12 5 (0.76%) NAS
12 5 (0.76%) NetScaler
12 5 (0.76%) Software-Defined Networking
12 5 (0.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (19.85%) SQL Server
2 43 (6.52%) NoSQL
3 41 (6.21%) Data Warehouse
4 37 (5.61%) SQL Server 2014
5 36 (5.45%) SQL Server 2012
5 36 (5.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 32 (4.85%) SQL Server 2016
7 30 (4.55%) Big Data
8 29 (4.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 28 (4.24%) MongoDB
9 28 (4.24%) PostgreSQL
10 24 (3.64%) Hadoop
11 23 (3.48%) Power BI
12 22 (3.33%) Data Lake
13 19 (2.88%) Relational Database
14 17 (2.58%) Blockchain
14 17 (2.58%) MySQL
15 16 (2.42%) Apache Hive
15 16 (2.42%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 15 (2.27%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 90 (13.64%) Git (software)
2 77 (11.67%) Jenkins
3 58 (8.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 56 (8.48%) TeamCity
5 48 (7.27%) Visual Studio Team System
6 42 (6.36%) Octopus Deploy
7 33 (5.00%) Visual Studio
8 24 (3.64%) Selenium
9 20 (3.03%) NUnit
10 19 (2.88%) JIRA
10 19 (2.88%) SpecFlow
11 18 (2.73%) Gradle
12 15 (2.27%) MSTest
13 13 (1.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 13 (1.97%) Maven
13 13 (1.97%) webpack
14 10 (1.52%) Mocha
15 9 (1.36%) Cucumber
16 8 (1.21%) Jasmine
17 7 (1.06%) Protractor
General
1 162 (24.55%) Finance
2 32 (4.85%) Retail
3 27 (4.09%) Banking
4 17 (2.58%) Law
5 15 (2.27%) Advertising
6 14 (2.12%) Front Office
7 10 (1.52%) Marketing
7 10 (1.52%) Retail Banking
8 9 (1.36%) Back Office
8 9 (1.36%) Financial Institution
9 7 (1.06%) Legal
10 6 (0.91%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.61%) Games
12 3 (0.45%) Automotive
12 3 (0.45%) Billing
12 3 (0.45%) German Language
12 3 (0.45%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.15%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.15%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 274 (41.52%) Developer
2 103 (15.61%) C# Developer
3 93 (14.09%) DevOps Engineer
4 87 (13.18%) .NET Developer
5 74 (11.21%) Architect
6 58 (8.79%) Azure Engineer
7 55 (8.33%) Azure Developer
8 54 (8.18%) Azure DevOps
9 47 (7.12%) Senior Developer
10 44 (6.67%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 39 (5.91%) C# .NET Developer
12 27 (4.09%) C# WPF Developer
12 27 (4.09%) Cloud Architect
12 27 (4.09%) WPF Developer
13 26 (3.94%) Java Developer
14 25 (3.79%) Automation Engineer
15 22 (3.33%) Analyst
16 20 (3.03%) Consultant
16 20 (3.03%) Project Manager
17 19 (2.88%) Azure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 245 (37.12%) .NET
2 83 (12.58%) ASP.NET
3 80 (12.12%) ASP.NET Web API
4 77 (11.67%) AngularJS
5 71 (10.76%) REST
6 54 (8.18%) ASP.NET MVC
7 52 (7.88%) React
8 50 (7.58%) Node.js
9 49 (7.42%) CSS
9 49 (7.42%) JSON
10 48 (7.27%) WCF
11 47 (7.12%) HTML
12 43 (6.52%) RESTful
13 42 (6.36%) Web Services
14 37 (5.61%) .NET Framework
15 35 (5.30%) .NET Core
16 32 (4.85%) WPF
17 27 (4.09%) Task Parallel Library
18 20 (3.03%) jQuery
18 20 (3.03%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 91 (13.79%) Greenfield Project
2 40 (6.06%) Fintech
3 33 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (3.18%) Private Cloud
5 20 (3.03%) Reinsurance
6 19 (2.88%) Data Centre
7 18 (2.73%) User Experience
8 17 (2.58%) Mobile App
8 17 (2.58%) Public Cloud
9 11 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
10 8 (1.21%) Computer Science
10 8 (1.21%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (0.91%) Algorithms
11 6 (0.91%) Cloud Native
11 6 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (0.91%) Fixed Income
11 6 (0.91%) Virtual Team
12 5 (0.76%) Data Structures
12 5 (0.76%) Enterprise Cloud
12 5 (0.76%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 142 (21.52%) Windows
2 75 (11.36%) Linux
3 49 (7.42%) Windows Server
4 17 (2.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (2.27%) Android
5 15 (2.27%) Unix
5 15 (2.27%) Windows 10
5 15 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (1.67%) Apple iOS
7 9 (1.36%) Mac OS X
8 6 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.76%) Mac OS
9 5 (0.76%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.61%) CentOS
10 4 (0.61%) DC/OS
10 4 (0.61%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.45%) CoreOS
12 2 (0.30%) VMS
12 2 (0.30%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.15%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (38.64%) Agile Software Development
2 179 (27.12%) DevOps
3 140 (21.21%) TDD
4 101 (15.30%) Continuous Integration
5 98 (14.85%) Microservices
6 85 (12.88%) MVC
7 71 (10.76%) Scrum
8 62 (9.39%) E-Commerce
9 61 (9.24%) Migration
10 52 (7.88%) BDD
11 51 (7.73%) OO
12 49 (7.42%) Waterfall
13 46 (6.97%) SOA
14 44 (6.67%) Test Automation
15 43 (6.52%) Problem-Solving
16 42 (6.36%) Software Engineering
17 41 (6.21%) ETL
18 39 (5.91%) Multithreading
19 37 (5.61%) Business Intelligence
20 36 (5.45%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 262 (39.70%) C#
2 129 (19.55%) SQL
3 110 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 104 (15.76%) PowerShell
5 79 (11.97%) Python
6 68 (10.30%) Java
7 37 (5.61%) T-SQL
8 33 (5.00%) Ruby
9 25 (3.79%) TypeScript
10 23 (3.48%) Scala
11 21 (3.18%) VB.NET
12 18 (2.73%) Bash Shell
13 15 (2.27%) Go
14 13 (1.97%) Java 8
15 11 (1.67%) Perl
16 9 (1.36%) R
16 9 (1.36%) Shell Script
17 6 (0.91%) C
18 5 (0.76%) PL/SQL
19 4 (0.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 38 (5.76%) Degree
2 11 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (1.21%) CISM
4 8 (1.21%) CISSP
4 8 (1.21%) Security Cleared
5 7 (1.06%) ISEB
5 7 (1.06%) ISEB Practitioner
5 7 (1.06%) SC Cleared
6 5 (0.76%) CCNA
6 5 (0.76%) CCNP
6 5 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (0.76%) MCSA
7 4 (0.61%) TOGAF Certification
8 3 (0.45%) AWS Certification
8 3 (0.45%) CEH
8 3 (0.45%) MCITP
8 3 (0.45%) MCSE
8 3 (0.45%) SANS
9 2 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.24%) QA
2 19 (2.88%) GCP
3 8 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.45%) HIPAA
4 3 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.30%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.30%) GDPR
5 2 (0.30%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.15%) COBIT
6 1 (0.15%) MiFID
6 1 (0.15%) Solvency II
System Software
1 110 (16.67%) Docker
2 74 (11.21%) Active Directory
3 33 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (1.97%) HDFS
5 12 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (1.36%) Hyper-V
6 9 (1.36%) vSphere
7 6 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.76%) Apache Flume
8 5 (0.76%) VMware NSX
8 5 (0.76%) XenApp
9 4 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.61%) NFS
9 4 (0.61%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.45%) vCloud
10 3 (0.45%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.30%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.30%) iptables
11 2 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.30%) Xen
Systems Management
1 62 (9.39%) Ansible
2 53 (8.03%) Puppet
3 52 (7.88%) Opscode Chef
4 50 (7.58%) Kubernetes
5 39 (5.91%) Terraform
6 16 (2.42%) SCCM
7 11 (1.67%) Salt
8 10 (1.52%) Microsoft Intune
9 9 (1.36%) Docker Swarm
10 7 (1.06%) Hadoop YARN
10 7 (1.06%) Mesos
10 7 (1.06%) SCOM
11 5 (0.76%) Single Sign-On
12 4 (0.61%) Kibana
12 4 (0.61%) Packer
12 4 (0.61%) Rancher
13 3 (0.45%) Consul
13 3 (0.45%) Grafana
13 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Clustering
13 3 (0.45%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 150 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 51 (7.73%) VMware
3 40 (6.06%) Google
4 26 (3.94%) Oracle
5 23 (3.48%) Cisco
6 22 (3.33%) Citrix
7 18 (2.73%) Splunk
8 11 (1.67%) Progress
9 10 (1.52%) Sitecore
10 8 (1.21%) Red Hat
11 7 (1.06%) Cloudera
11 7 (1.06%) MuleSoft
12 5 (0.76%) Hortonworks
12 5 (0.76%) IBM
12 5 (0.76%) Ivanti
12 5 (0.76%) MapR
12 5 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (0.76%) Tableau
13 4 (0.61%) Polycom
13 4 (0.61%) TIBCO