Period
to 18 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 47 55
Rank change year-on-year +31 +8 +121
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 654 318 265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.33% 4.64% 3.97%
As % of the Cloud Services category 37.24% 29.20% 30.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 569 234 238
City of London median daily rate £513 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £398 £313 £369
90th Percentile £656 £675 £579
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £488
% change year-on-year +5.26% -2.56% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 1,756 1,089 869
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 25.05% 15.89% 13.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,438 872 726
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £341 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +7.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 5
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -18.18% -9.20%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.90 £17.61
90th Percentile £33.00 £30.96 £48.12
Central London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year +5.56% -36.84% +17.62%

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 October 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 October 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 - 27 £550 -
Moorgate - 9 - -
Microsoft Azure
Central London

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 231 (35.32%) Agile Software Development
2 230 (35.17%) .NET
3 225 (34.40%) C#
4 223 (34.10%) Amazon AWS
5 191 (29.20%) Finance
6 179 (27.37%) Microsoft
7 158 (24.16%) SQL
8 156 (23.85%) TDD
9 142 (21.71%) Windows
10 130 (19.88%) DevOps
11 122 (18.65%) JavaScript
12 113 (17.28%) SQL Server
13 110 (16.82%) Active Directory
13 110 (16.82%) Microservices
14 100 (15.29%) Greenfield Project
15 93 (14.22%) AngularJS
16 90 (13.76%) Office 365
17 86 (13.15%) PowerShell
18 84 (12.84%) Migration
19 81 (12.39%) ASP.NET Web API
20 80 (12.23%) Docker
21 74 (11.31%) MVC
22 72 (11.01%) .NET Core
23 68 (10.40%) PaaS
24 67 (10.24%) Linux
25 66 (10.09%) ASP.NET
26 60 (9.17%) Scrum
26 60 (9.17%) Git (software)
26 60 (9.17%) IaaS
26 60 (9.17%) REST

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 34 (5.20%) SharePoint
2 21 (3.21%) Apache Spark
2 21 (3.21%) Elasticsearch
3 17 (2.60%) Skype for Business
4 14 (2.14%) IIS
4 14 (2.14%) OpenStack
5 12 (1.83%) Cloud Foundry
5 12 (1.83%) Tomcat
6 10 (1.53%) Apache
6 10 (1.53%) CMS
6 10 (1.53%) MS Exchange
6 10 (1.53%) NServiceBus
7 9 (1.38%) WebSphere
8 8 (1.22%) Sitecore CMS
8 8 (1.22%) WebLogic
9 7 (1.07%) Umbraco
10 6 (0.92%) Apache Pig
10 6 (0.92%) Confluence
11 5 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (0.76%) nginx
Applications
1 16 (2.45%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.15%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.61%) ION MarketView
3 3 (0.46%) Distributed Ledger
3 3 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.31%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.15%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.15%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.15%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.15%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.15%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 223 (34.10%) Amazon AWS
2 90 (13.76%) Office 365
3 68 (10.40%) PaaS
4 60 (9.17%) IaaS
5 54 (8.26%) Azure Active Directory
6 37 (5.66%) Google Cloud Platform
7 27 (4.13%) SaaS
8 24 (3.67%) Cloud Computing
9 14 (2.14%) Serverless
10 12 (1.83%) Dynamics 365
11 9 (1.38%) GitHub
12 8 (1.22%) AWS CloudFormation
13 7 (1.07%) Azure Functions
14 5 (0.76%) Azure Data Factory
14 5 (0.76%) npm
14 5 (0.76%) OneDrive
15 4 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
15 4 (0.61%) OpenShift
16 3 (0.46%) IBM Cloud
16 3 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 33 (5.05%) Firewall
2 27 (4.13%) DNS
3 25 (3.82%) WAN
4 22 (3.36%) LAN
5 21 (3.21%) VPN
6 18 (2.75%) Skype
7 17 (2.60%) MPLS
8 15 (2.29%) DHCP
9 11 (1.68%) SSL
9 11 (1.68%) TCP/IP
10 10 (1.53%) HTTP
10 10 (1.53%) WLAN
11 8 (1.22%) Ethernet
11 8 (1.22%) Network Security
11 8 (1.22%) VoIP
12 7 (1.07%) Internet
12 7 (1.07%) Wireless
13 6 (0.92%) Intranet
13 6 (0.92%) IPsec
13 6 (0.92%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (17.28%) SQL Server
2 47 (7.19%) NoSQL
3 42 (6.42%) Cosmos DB
4 34 (5.20%) Azure SQL Database
5 29 (4.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 27 (4.13%) Big Data
7 26 (3.98%) Data Warehouse
8 25 (3.82%) Power BI
9 23 (3.52%) Hadoop
9 23 (3.52%) PostgreSQL
10 21 (3.21%) MongoDB
10 21 (3.21%) SQL Server 2016
11 20 (3.06%) Relational Database
12 19 (2.91%) SQL Server 2012
12 19 (2.91%) SQL Server 2014
13 17 (2.60%) Data Lake
13 17 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 16 (2.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 14 (2.14%) MySQL
15 14 (2.14%) Redis
Development Applications
1 60 (9.17%) Git (software)
2 50 (7.65%) Jenkins
3 34 (5.20%) Visual Studio Team System
4 25 (3.82%) Visual Studio
5 24 (3.67%) JIRA
5 24 (3.67%) TeamCity
6 23 (3.52%) Selenium
7 19 (2.91%) NUnit
7 19 (2.91%) SpecFlow
8 16 (2.45%) Octopus Deploy
9 12 (1.83%) Cucumber
9 12 (1.83%) MSTest
9 12 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (1.53%) Gradle
10 10 (1.53%) webpack
11 9 (1.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 9 (1.38%) Maven
11 9 (1.38%) Moq
12 7 (1.07%) MSBuild
12 7 (1.07%) Subversion
General
1 191 (29.20%) Finance
2 41 (6.27%) Banking
3 24 (3.67%) Financial Institution
4 18 (2.75%) Retail
5 17 (2.60%) Front Office
6 16 (2.45%) Law
7 13 (1.99%) Advertising
8 8 (1.22%) Telecoms
9 7 (1.07%) Automotive
9 7 (1.07%) Back Office
10 6 (0.92%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.76%) Legal
12 4 (0.61%) Billing
13 3 (0.46%) Games
13 3 (0.46%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.31%) Publishing
15 1 (0.15%) Electronics
15 1 (0.15%) French Language
15 1 (0.15%) Manufacturing
15 1 (0.15%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 273 (41.74%) Developer
2 109 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 88 (13.46%) Architect
4 85 (13.00%) C# Developer
5 67 (10.24%) DevOps Engineer
6 54 (8.26%) Azure Developer
7 51 (7.80%) Azure Engineer
8 48 (7.34%) Senior Developer
9 45 (6.88%) C# .NET Developer
10 39 (5.96%) Azure DevOps
11 32 (4.89%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 26 (3.98%) Cloud Architect
13 25 (3.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 25 (3.82%) Solutions Architect
14 24 (3.67%) Consultant
14 24 (3.67%) Project Manager
15 21 (3.21%) Java Developer
16 20 (3.06%) Azure Architect
16 20 (3.06%) Linux DevOps Engineer
16 20 (3.06%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 230 (35.17%) .NET
2 93 (14.22%) AngularJS
3 81 (12.39%) ASP.NET Web API
4 72 (11.01%) .NET Core
5 66 (10.09%) ASP.NET
6 60 (9.17%) REST
7 50 (7.65%) React
8 48 (7.34%) Node.js
9 47 (7.19%) ASP.NET MVC
10 42 (6.42%) WCF
11 41 (6.27%) CSS
11 41 (6.27%) RESTful
12 38 (5.81%) .NET Framework
12 38 (5.81%) HTML
13 31 (4.74%) Web Services
14 25 (3.82%) Entity Framework
14 25 (3.82%) JSON
15 22 (3.36%) Angular 2
16 20 (3.06%) RabbitMQ
16 20 (3.06%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 100 (15.29%) Greenfield Project
2 52 (7.95%) Fintech
3 38 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (4.59%) Data Centre
5 22 (3.36%) Public Cloud
6 19 (2.91%) Computer Science
7 16 (2.45%) User Experience
8 13 (1.99%) Self-Motivation
9 11 (1.68%) Fixed Income
10 10 (1.53%) Cloud Native
10 10 (1.53%) Hybrid Cloud
11 9 (1.38%) Reinsurance
12 8 (1.22%) Data Structures
13 7 (1.07%) Algorithms
13 7 (1.07%) Mobile App
14 5 (0.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 5 (0.76%) Hedge funds
14 5 (0.76%) PKI
15 4 (0.61%) Equities
15 4 (0.61%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 142 (21.71%) Windows
2 67 (10.24%) Linux
3 52 (7.95%) Windows Server
4 33 (5.05%) Windows 10
5 22 (3.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (2.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (2.29%) Windows 7
8 14 (2.14%) Unix
8 14 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (1.07%) Mac OS
10 6 (0.92%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.61%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.61%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.46%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.31%) Android
13 2 (0.31%) CentOS
13 2 (0.31%) CoreOS
14 1 (0.15%) DC/OS
14 1 (0.15%) Debian
14 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (35.32%) Agile Software Development
2 156 (23.85%) TDD
3 130 (19.88%) DevOps
4 110 (16.82%) Microservices
5 84 (12.84%) Migration
6 74 (11.31%) MVC
7 60 (9.17%) Scrum
8 51 (7.80%) BDD
8 51 (7.80%) Continuous Integration
9 50 (7.65%) Problem-Solving
10 46 (7.03%) Test Automation
11 45 (6.88%) SOA
12 44 (6.73%) Analytics
13 42 (6.42%) OO
14 41 (6.27%) Software Engineering
15 39 (5.96%) Business Intelligence
16 36 (5.50%) Continuous Delivery
16 36 (5.50%) E-Commerce
17 35 (5.35%) SOLID
18 33 (5.05%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 225 (34.40%) C#
2 158 (24.16%) SQL
3 122 (18.65%) JavaScript
4 86 (13.15%) PowerShell
5 56 (8.56%) Python
6 53 (8.10%) Java
7 39 (5.96%) T-SQL
8 31 (4.74%) TypeScript
9 30 (4.59%) C
10 21 (3.21%) Bash Shell
11 18 (2.75%) Ruby
12 15 (2.29%) R
13 14 (2.14%) Scala
13 14 (2.14%) VB.NET
14 12 (1.83%) Go
14 12 (1.83%) Java 8
15 10 (1.53%) Perl
16 8 (1.22%) PL/SQL
17 7 (1.07%) ES6
18 5 (0.76%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 38 (5.81%) Degree
2 15 (2.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (1.38%) Security Cleared
5 8 (1.22%) CCNA
5 8 (1.22%) CISM
5 8 (1.22%) CISSP
5 8 (1.22%) MCSE
5 8 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 8 (1.22%) SC Cleared
6 6 (0.92%) MCSA
7 4 (0.61%) CCNP
8 3 (0.46%) CISA
8 3 (0.46%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (0.46%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.46%) TOGAF Certification
9 2 (0.31%) ISEB
9 2 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.31%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.91%) QA
2 8 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.76%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.76%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.61%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.31%) GDPR
6 1 (0.15%) COBIT
6 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.15%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.15%) FISMA
6 1 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.15%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.15%) PMO
6 1 (0.15%) Solvency II
System Software
1 110 (16.82%) Active Directory
2 80 (12.23%) Docker
3 33 (5.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (3.21%) Hyper-V
5 12 (1.83%) vSphere
6 9 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.92%) HDFS
7 6 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.46%) Apache Flume
8 3 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.31%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.31%) iptables
9 2 (0.31%) NFS
9 2 (0.31%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.31%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.31%) Xen
9 2 (0.31%) XenApp
10 1 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 54 (8.26%) Kubernetes
2 50 (7.65%) Ansible
3 49 (7.49%) Opscode Chef
4 47 (7.19%) Terraform
5 39 (5.96%) Puppet
6 36 (5.50%) SCCM
7 14 (2.14%) SCOM
8 12 (1.83%) Single Sign-On
9 10 (1.53%) Microsoft Intune
10 8 (1.22%) Docker Swarm
11 5 (0.76%) Consul
12 4 (0.61%) Mesos
12 4 (0.61%) Nagios
12 4 (0.61%) Salt
13 3 (0.46%) Cisco CUCM
13 3 (0.46%) Prometheus
13 3 (0.46%) vRealize Orchestrator
13 3 (0.46%) WSUS
14 2 (0.31%) Rancher
14 2 (0.31%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 179 (27.37%) Microsoft
2 53 (8.10%) VMware
3 42 (6.42%) Oracle
4 39 (5.96%) Google
5 29 (4.43%) Cisco
6 24 (3.67%) Citrix
7 13 (1.99%) Splunk
8 10 (1.53%) Sitecore
9 7 (1.07%) Polycom
9 7 (1.07%) Symantec
10 6 (0.92%) AppDynamics
10 6 (0.92%) F5
10 6 (0.92%) New Relic
10 6 (0.92%) SolarWinds
10 6 (0.92%) Tableau
11 5 (0.76%) HP
11 5 (0.76%) Informatica
11 5 (0.76%) NetApp
11 5 (0.76%) Palo Alto
11 5 (0.76%) Talend