Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 57 77
Rank change year-on-year +39 +20 +112
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 639 283 214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.11% 4.27% 3.17%
As % of the Cloud Services category 36.16% 27.83% 26.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 551 212 182
City of London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +18.75%
10th Percentile £400 £301 £363
90th Percentile £675 £656 £575
Central London median daily rate £511 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +7.63% - +18.75%
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 1,767 1,017 796
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 25.19% 15.35% 11.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,435 793 661
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £357 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 9
City of London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -22.73% -
10th Percentile £16.01 £12.39 £18.50
90th Percentile £37.90 £31.15 £37.40
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +17.65% -22.73% -19.46%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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
Moorgate 0 7 - -
London Bridge - 7 £550 -
Microsoft Azure
Central London

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 247 (38.65%) Amazon AWS
2 244 (38.18%) .NET
3 243 (38.03%) C#
4 232 (36.31%) Agile Software Development
5 154 (24.10%) Microsoft
6 152 (23.79%) Finance
7 144 (22.54%) TDD
8 142 (22.22%) SQL
9 135 (21.13%) DevOps
10 124 (19.41%) Windows
11 118 (18.47%) JavaScript
12 111 (17.37%) SQL Server
13 106 (16.59%) Microservices
14 97 (15.18%) Greenfield Project
15 95 (14.87%) AngularJS
16 92 (14.40%) Docker
17 85 (13.30%) ASP.NET Web API
18 83 (12.99%) PowerShell
18 83 (12.99%) MVC
19 77 (12.05%) ASP.NET
20 75 (11.74%) Active Directory
20 75 (11.74%) Migration
20 75 (11.74%) Continuous Integration
21 70 (10.95%) PaaS
22 67 (10.49%) Scrum
23 64 (10.02%) Linux
24 62 (9.70%) REST
24 62 (9.70%) IaaS
24 62 (9.70%) Office 365
24 62 (9.70%) Kubernetes

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 27 (4.23%) SharePoint
2 23 (3.60%) Apache Spark
3 19 (2.97%) Elasticsearch
4 15 (2.35%) OpenStack
5 13 (2.03%) CMS
6 11 (1.72%) Sitecore CMS
6 11 (1.72%) Skype for Business
7 10 (1.56%) Apache
7 10 (1.56%) IIS
7 10 (1.56%) NServiceBus
8 8 (1.25%) MS Exchange
8 8 (1.25%) Umbraco
9 7 (1.10%) Cloud Foundry
9 7 (1.10%) Tomcat
9 7 (1.10%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.94%) Apache Pig
10 6 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (0.94%) nginx
11 5 (0.78%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.47%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 9 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.63%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.16%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 7 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.78%) ION MarketView
3 3 (0.47%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.16%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.16%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 247 (38.65%) Amazon AWS
2 70 (10.95%) PaaS
3 62 (9.70%) IaaS
3 62 (9.70%) Office 365
4 43 (6.73%) Google Cloud Platform
5 39 (6.10%) Azure Active Directory
6 32 (5.01%) SaaS
7 25 (3.91%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (1.72%) GitHub
9 8 (1.25%) Azure Data Factory
9 8 (1.25%) Serverless
10 7 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
12 4 (0.63%) npm
12 4 (0.63%) OneDrive
13 3 (0.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 3 (0.47%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.47%) Heroku
13 3 (0.47%) Mimecast
13 3 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (4.85%) Firewall
2 21 (3.29%) DNS
3 20 (3.13%) WAN
4 18 (2.82%) LAN
5 15 (2.35%) HTTP
6 13 (2.03%) MPLS
6 13 (2.03%) Skype
6 13 (2.03%) VPN
7 8 (1.25%) TCP/IP
7 8 (1.25%) WLAN
8 7 (1.10%) DHCP
8 7 (1.10%) Network Security
8 7 (1.10%) SAN
8 7 (1.10%) SSL
9 6 (0.94%) Ethernet
9 6 (0.94%) FTP
9 6 (0.94%) Internet
10 5 (0.78%) AMQP
10 5 (0.78%) NAS
10 5 (0.78%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (17.37%) SQL Server
2 36 (5.63%) NoSQL
3 35 (5.48%) Cosmos DB
4 32 (5.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 31 (4.85%) Data Warehouse
6 27 (4.23%) Big Data
6 27 (4.23%) Power BI
7 24 (3.76%) Hadoop
8 23 (3.60%) Azure SQL Database
8 23 (3.60%) SQL Server 2014
9 22 (3.44%) SQL Server 2012
10 21 (3.29%) Data Lake
11 20 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
11 20 (3.13%) SQL Server 2016
11 20 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 19 (2.97%) MongoDB
13 18 (2.82%) Relational Database
14 17 (2.66%) Blockchain
15 13 (2.03%) Apache Hive
16 12 (1.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 59 (9.23%) Git (software)
2 56 (8.76%) Jenkins
3 41 (6.42%) Visual Studio Team System
4 33 (5.16%) Team Foundation Server
5 29 (4.54%) TeamCity
6 28 (4.38%) Visual Studio
7 25 (3.91%) Selenium
8 24 (3.76%) SpecFlow
9 22 (3.44%) Octopus Deploy
10 16 (2.50%) JIRA
11 14 (2.19%) NUnit
12 13 (2.03%) Gradle
13 12 (1.88%) webpack
14 11 (1.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 10 (1.56%) Cucumber
16 9 (1.41%) Maven
17 7 (1.10%) Mocha
17 7 (1.10%) Moq
17 7 (1.10%) MSBuild
17 7 (1.10%) MSTest
General
1 152 (23.79%) Finance
2 38 (5.95%) Banking
3 23 (3.60%) Law
4 22 (3.44%) Retail
5 21 (3.29%) Front Office
6 17 (2.66%) Advertising
7 14 (2.19%) Financial Institution
8 9 (1.41%) Back Office
9 6 (0.94%) Marketing
9 6 (0.94%) Retail Banking
10 5 (0.78%) Automotive
10 5 (0.78%) Games
11 4 (0.63%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.63%) Legal
11 4 (0.63%) Telecoms
12 3 (0.47%) Billing
12 3 (0.47%) German Language
13 1 (0.16%) Electronics
13 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.16%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 273 (42.72%) Developer
2 108 (16.90%) .NET Developer
3 87 (13.62%) C# Developer
4 78 (12.21%) Architect
5 61 (9.55%) DevOps Engineer
6 58 (9.08%) Azure Developer
7 46 (7.20%) Senior Developer
8 44 (6.89%) C# .NET Developer
9 39 (6.10%) Azure Engineer
10 36 (5.63%) Azure DevOps
11 26 (4.07%) Project Manager
12 25 (3.91%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 24 (3.76%) Cloud Architect
14 21 (3.29%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 19 (2.97%) Consultant
16 18 (2.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 18 (2.82%) Infrastructure Manager
16 18 (2.82%) Solutions Architect
17 17 (2.66%) Analyst
17 17 (2.66%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 244 (38.18%) .NET
2 95 (14.87%) AngularJS
3 85 (13.30%) ASP.NET Web API
4 77 (12.05%) ASP.NET
5 62 (9.70%) REST
6 55 (8.61%) ASP.NET MVC
7 54 (8.45%) .NET Core
8 51 (7.98%) React
9 49 (7.67%) CSS
9 49 (7.67%) HTML
10 46 (7.20%) WCF
11 45 (7.04%) Node.js
12 41 (6.42%) RESTful
13 38 (5.95%) Web Services
14 35 (5.48%) .NET Framework
15 33 (5.16%) JSON
16 23 (3.60%) WPF
17 19 (2.97%) jQuery
18 18 (2.82%) Entity Framework
18 18 (2.82%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 97 (15.18%) Greenfield Project
2 54 (8.45%) Fintech
3 33 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (3.60%) Data Centre
5 21 (3.29%) User Experience
6 18 (2.82%) Reinsurance
7 16 (2.50%) Public Cloud
8 14 (2.19%) Computer Science
8 14 (2.19%) Mobile App
9 10 (1.56%) Fixed Income
9 10 (1.56%) Private Cloud
10 9 (1.41%) Cloud Native
10 9 (1.41%) Hybrid Cloud
11 7 (1.10%) Data Structures
11 7 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (1.10%) Self-Motivation
12 6 (0.94%) Algorithms
13 5 (0.78%) Virtual Team
14 4 (0.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 4 (0.63%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 124 (19.41%) Windows
2 64 (10.02%) Linux
3 42 (6.57%) Windows Server
4 20 (3.13%) Windows 10
5 16 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (1.41%) Unix
8 8 (1.25%) Apple iOS
9 7 (1.10%) Windows 7
10 6 (0.94%) Android
11 5 (0.78%) CentOS
11 5 (0.78%) Mac OS
11 5 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.63%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.47%) CoreOS
13 3 (0.47%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.31%) DC/OS
14 2 (0.31%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.16%) Debian
15 1 (0.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (36.31%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (22.54%) TDD
3 135 (21.13%) DevOps
4 106 (16.59%) Microservices
5 83 (12.99%) MVC
6 75 (11.74%) Continuous Integration
6 75 (11.74%) Migration
7 67 (10.49%) Scrum
8 50 (7.82%) BDD
8 50 (7.82%) E-Commerce
8 50 (7.82%) Test Automation
9 44 (6.89%) SOA
10 41 (6.42%) Problem-Solving
11 40 (6.26%) Software Engineering
12 39 (6.10%) Business Intelligence
13 38 (5.95%) Waterfall
14 36 (5.63%) OO
14 36 (5.63%) SOLID
15 35 (5.48%) Continuous Delivery
15 35 (5.48%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 243 (38.03%) C#
2 142 (22.22%) SQL
3 118 (18.47%) JavaScript
4 83 (12.99%) PowerShell
5 58 (9.08%) Python
6 50 (7.82%) Java
7 42 (6.57%) T-SQL
8 33 (5.16%) TypeScript
9 22 (3.44%) Ruby
10 20 (3.13%) Bash Shell
10 20 (3.13%) VB.NET
11 18 (2.82%) C
12 15 (2.35%) Go
12 15 (2.35%) Scala
13 14 (2.19%) R
14 11 (1.72%) Java 8
15 7 (1.10%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.94%) Perl
17 5 (0.78%) Objective-C
17 5 (0.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (4.54%) Degree
2 13 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (1.56%) Security Cleared
4 9 (1.41%) SC Cleared
5 8 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (1.10%) CISM
6 7 (1.10%) CISSP
6 7 (1.10%) ISEB
6 7 (1.10%) ISEB Practitioner
6 7 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 6 (0.94%) CCNA
7 6 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (0.78%) MCSA
8 5 (0.78%) MCSE
9 3 (0.47%) CCNP
9 3 (0.47%) CEH
9 3 (0.47%) MCITP
9 3 (0.47%) SANS
10 2 (0.31%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.31%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.44%) GCP
1 22 (3.44%) QA
2 10 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.63%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.63%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.47%) HIPAA
4 3 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.31%) GDPR
6 1 (0.16%) COBIT
6 1 (0.16%) FISMA
6 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.16%) Solvency II
System Software
1 92 (14.40%) Docker
2 75 (11.74%) Active Directory
3 31 (4.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (2.50%) Hyper-V
5 11 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (1.72%) vSphere
6 7 (1.10%) HDFS
7 5 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.63%) NFS
8 4 (0.63%) VMware NSX
8 4 (0.63%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.47%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.47%) VirtualBox
9 3 (0.47%) Xen
10 2 (0.31%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.31%) iptables
10 2 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.31%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 62 (9.70%) Kubernetes
2 45 (7.04%) Ansible
3 37 (5.79%) Puppet
4 30 (4.69%) Opscode Chef
5 29 (4.54%) Terraform
6 23 (3.60%) SCCM
7 10 (1.56%) Docker Swarm
7 10 (1.56%) SCOM
8 7 (1.10%) Salt
9 6 (0.94%) Single Sign-On
10 5 (0.78%) Packer
11 4 (0.63%) Consul
11 4 (0.63%) Mesos
11 4 (0.63%) Microsoft Intune
11 4 (0.63%) Rancher
11 4 (0.63%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 3 (0.47%) Hadoop YARN
12 3 (0.47%) Kibana
12 3 (0.47%) Prometheus
12 3 (0.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 154 (24.10%) Microsoft
2 51 (7.98%) VMware
3 35 (5.48%) Google
4 28 (4.38%) Oracle
5 26 (4.07%) Cisco
6 18 (2.82%) Citrix
7 14 (2.19%) Splunk
8 12 (1.88%) Sitecore
9 11 (1.72%) Progress
10 9 (1.41%) Tableau
11 6 (0.94%) Polycom
11 6 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (0.78%) Informatica
12 5 (0.78%) ION Trading
12 5 (0.78%) MuleSoft
12 5 (0.78%) New Relic
12 5 (0.78%) Symantec
12 5 (0.78%) TIBCO
13 4 (0.63%) Cloudera
13 4 (0.63%) CyberArk