Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 45 150
Rank change year-on-year +16 +105 +64
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 452 277 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 6.39% 4.53% 1.18%
As % of the Cloud Services category 34.72% 32.94% 17.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 239 71
City of London median daily rate £500 £510 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.96% +7.37% +18.75%
10th Percentile £363 £355 £325
90th Percentile £655 £625 £663
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £488
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +14.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate £15.00 - -

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 1,302 841 466
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 18.41% 13.75% 6.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,047 700 383
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.36% +4.71%
10th Percentile £313 £350 £276
90th Percentile £638 £625 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £488 £450
% change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 2 5
City of London median hourly rate £17.50 £37.08 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.81% +53.04% +30.09%
10th Percentile £11.25 £20.48 £20.80
90th Percentile £32.73 £53.46 £28.98
Central London median hourly rate £18.00 £19.92 £23.12
% change year-on-year -9.64% -13.82% +18.54%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 - 15 £550 -
Microsoft Azure
Central London

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 186 (41.15%) Amazon AWS
2 167 (36.95%) Agile Software Development
3 143 (31.64%) Finance
4 142 (31.42%) Microsoft
5 141 (31.19%) C#
5 141 (31.19%) .NET
6 120 (26.55%) Windows
7 112 (24.78%) TDD
8 103 (22.79%) SQL
9 98 (21.68%) DevOps
10 92 (20.35%) SQL Server
11 75 (16.59%) PowerShell
12 63 (13.94%) Greenfield Project
13 61 (13.50%) Docker
13 61 (13.50%) MVC
13 61 (13.50%) Java
14 60 (13.27%) ASP.NET
15 59 (13.05%) JavaScript
15 59 (13.05%) Active Directory
16 57 (12.61%) Continuous Integration
17 56 (12.39%) Office 365
18 55 (12.17%) Git (software)
19 54 (11.95%) Migration
19 54 (11.95%) ASP.NET Web API
19 54 (11.95%) Windows Server
20 50 (11.06%) Octopus Deploy
20 50 (11.06%) TeamCity
21 49 (10.84%) AngularJS
22 46 (10.18%) Python
22 46 (10.18%) E-Commerce

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 18 (3.98%) Tomcat
2 15 (3.32%) OpenStack
3 14 (3.10%) SharePoint
4 13 (2.88%) MS Exchange
4 13 (2.88%) WebLogic
5 12 (2.65%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (2.65%) WebSphere
6 11 (2.43%) Skype for Business
7 9 (1.99%) IIS
8 8 (1.77%) Apache
9 7 (1.55%) Apache Spark
10 5 (1.11%) Mule
11 4 (0.88%) Apache Pig
11 4 (0.88%) Confluence
11 4 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
12 3 (0.66%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (0.66%) nginx
12 3 (0.66%) NServiceBus
13 2 (0.44%) CMS
13 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (1.55%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.11%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.66%) InfoPath
3 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (3.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.55%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.22%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 186 (41.15%) Amazon AWS
2 56 (12.39%) Office 365
3 33 (7.30%) PaaS
4 31 (6.86%) IaaS
5 22 (4.87%) Cloud Computing
6 20 (4.42%) SaaS
7 14 (3.10%) Azure Active Directory
8 13 (2.88%) Serverless
9 12 (2.65%) Dynamics 365
10 8 (1.77%) AWS CloudFormation
10 8 (1.77%) Google Cloud Platform
11 7 (1.55%) Mimecast
12 6 (1.33%) OpenShift
13 5 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
14 4 (0.88%) Azure Data Factory
14 4 (0.88%) OneDrive
15 3 (0.66%) GitHub
16 2 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 2 (0.44%) Yammer
17 1 (0.22%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 28 (6.19%) Firewall
2 23 (5.09%) DNS
3 15 (3.32%) VPN
4 12 (2.65%) SAN
5 11 (2.43%) Skype
6 10 (2.21%) LAN
6 10 (2.21%) WAN
7 7 (1.55%) HTTP
7 7 (1.55%) NetScaler
7 7 (1.55%) SSL
7 7 (1.55%) TCP/IP
8 6 (1.33%) Internet
8 6 (1.33%) Wireless
9 4 (0.88%) DHCP
9 4 (0.88%) MPLS
9 4 (0.88%) VoIP
9 4 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.66%) Network Security
10 3 (0.66%) SMS
10 3 (0.66%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (20.35%) SQL Server
2 38 (8.41%) NoSQL
3 35 (7.74%) SQL Server 2012
4 29 (6.42%) SQL Server 2016
5 28 (6.19%) SQL Server 2014
6 25 (5.53%) Data Warehouse
7 21 (4.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 19 (4.20%) MySQL
9 18 (3.98%) PostgreSQL
10 17 (3.76%) MongoDB
11 15 (3.32%) Big Data
12 14 (3.10%) Power BI
13 13 (2.88%) Azure SQL Database
13 13 (2.88%) Data Lake
13 13 (2.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 12 (2.65%) Relational Database
14 12 (2.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 11 (2.43%) Hadoop
16 8 (1.77%) HDInsight
16 8 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 55 (12.17%) Git (software)
2 50 (11.06%) Octopus Deploy
2 50 (11.06%) TeamCity
3 32 (7.08%) Jenkins
3 32 (7.08%) Team Foundation Server
4 21 (4.65%) NUnit
5 20 (4.42%) MSTest
6 16 (3.54%) Visual Studio
6 16 (3.54%) Visual Studio Team System
7 11 (2.43%) webpack
8 10 (2.21%) Maven
9 9 (1.99%) Selenium
10 8 (1.77%) Grunt
10 8 (1.77%) Jasmine
11 7 (1.55%) gulp
11 7 (1.55%) JIRA
11 7 (1.55%) MSBuild
11 7 (1.55%) SpecFlow
12 6 (1.33%) Gradle
13 5 (1.11%) PhantomJS
General
1 143 (31.64%) Finance
2 28 (6.19%) Banking
3 27 (5.97%) Retail
4 18 (3.98%) Retail Banking
5 15 (3.32%) Law
6 11 (2.43%) Financial Institution
7 9 (1.99%) Marketing
8 5 (1.11%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.88%) Advertising
9 4 (0.88%) Games
10 3 (0.66%) Retail Finance
10 3 (0.66%) Russian Language
10 3 (0.66%) Turkish Language
11 2 (0.44%) Legal
11 2 (0.44%) Publishing
12 1 (0.22%) Back Office
12 1 (0.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 170 (37.61%) Developer
2 71 (15.71%) C# Developer
3 69 (15.27%) .NET Developer
4 45 (9.96%) Architect
5 44 (9.73%) DevOps Engineer
6 41 (9.07%) C# .NET Developer
7 38 (8.41%) Azure Engineer
8 29 (6.42%) Java Developer
9 26 (5.75%) Senior Developer
10 24 (5.31%) Cloud Engineer
10 24 (5.31%) Consultant
11 21 (4.65%) Azure DevOps
11 21 (4.65%) WPF Developer
12 20 (4.42%) AWS Developer
12 20 (4.42%) Azure Developer
13 17 (3.76%) C# WPF Developer
14 14 (3.10%) Analyst
14 14 (3.10%) Azure Consultant
14 14 (3.10%) Full Stack Developer
15 13 (2.88%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (31.19%) .NET
2 60 (13.27%) ASP.NET
3 54 (11.95%) ASP.NET Web API
4 49 (10.84%) AngularJS
5 39 (8.63%) ASP.NET MVC
6 37 (8.19%) Web Services
7 36 (7.96%) REST
8 33 (7.30%) CSS
9 29 (6.42%) WCF
10 28 (6.19%) React
11 26 (5.75%) HTML
12 22 (4.87%) Task Parallel Library
12 22 (4.87%) WPF
13 21 (4.65%) .NET Framework
13 21 (4.65%) RESTful
14 18 (3.98%) .NET Core
14 18 (3.98%) Entity Framework
14 18 (3.98%) jQuery
14 18 (3.98%) Node.js
15 14 (3.10%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 63 (13.94%) Greenfield Project
2 16 (3.54%) Computer Science
3 15 (3.32%) Data Centre
4 14 (3.10%) Private Cloud
5 13 (2.88%) Hybrid Cloud
6 12 (2.65%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (2.65%) Public Cloud
7 11 (2.43%) Fintech
8 9 (1.99%) User Experience
9 8 (1.77%) Data Structures
10 7 (1.55%) Microsoft Licensing
10 7 (1.55%) Mobile App
11 6 (1.33%) Algorithms
12 5 (1.11%) BYOD
12 5 (1.11%) Enterprise Cloud
13 4 (0.88%) Mainframe
13 4 (0.88%) PKI
13 4 (0.88%) Virtual Team
14 3 (0.66%) Clustering
14 3 (0.66%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 120 (26.55%) Windows
2 54 (11.95%) Windows Server
3 41 (9.07%) Linux
4 16 (3.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (3.10%) Unix
6 12 (2.65%) Windows 10
7 10 (2.21%) Windows 7
8 7 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (1.11%) Android
10 4 (0.88%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.88%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.88%) VMS
11 2 (0.44%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.44%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.22%) AIX
12 1 (0.22%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.22%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (36.95%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (24.78%) TDD
3 98 (21.68%) DevOps
4 61 (13.50%) MVC
5 57 (12.61%) Continuous Integration
6 54 (11.95%) Migration
7 46 (10.18%) E-Commerce
8 45 (9.96%) Microservices
9 38 (8.41%) OO
10 32 (7.08%) Scrum
11 28 (6.19%) Business Intelligence
12 26 (5.75%) Multithreading
12 26 (5.75%) SOA
13 25 (5.53%) Analytics
13 25 (5.53%) Mathematics
14 23 (5.09%) BDD
14 23 (5.09%) Waterfall
15 22 (4.87%) Continuous Delivery
15 22 (4.87%) ITIL
15 22 (4.87%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 141 (31.19%) C#
2 103 (22.79%) SQL
3 75 (16.59%) PowerShell
4 61 (13.50%) Java
5 59 (13.05%) JavaScript
6 46 (10.18%) Python
7 24 (5.31%) T-SQL
8 18 (3.98%) Ruby
9 11 (2.43%) Scala
9 11 (2.43%) TypeScript
10 10 (2.21%) Bash Shell
11 9 (1.99%) VB.NET
12 7 (1.55%) Perl
13 6 (1.33%) C
14 5 (1.11%) VB
15 4 (0.88%) R
16 3 (0.66%) Shell Script
17 2 (0.44%) ES6
18 1 (0.22%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 1 (0.22%) Solidity
Qualifications
1 44 (9.73%) Degree
2 26 (5.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 19 (4.20%) MCSE
4 15 (3.32%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (3.32%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (2.43%) CCNA
5 11 (2.43%) Security Cleared
6 9 (1.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (1.55%) MCP
7 7 (1.55%) MCSA
7 7 (1.55%) SC Cleared
8 5 (1.11%) CISM
8 5 (1.11%) CISSP
9 4 (0.88%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 4 (0.88%) CCSP
9 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 2 (0.44%) CCNP
10 2 (0.44%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (0.44%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.44%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.76%) QA
2 7 (1.55%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.33%) SLA
4 5 (1.11%) GDPR
5 3 (0.66%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.66%) GCP
6 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.22%) MiFID
6 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 61 (13.50%) Docker
2 59 (13.05%) Active Directory
3 26 (5.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (3.32%) Hyper-V
4 15 (3.32%) XenApp
5 5 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.88%) Apache Flume
6 4 (0.88%) vCloud
7 3 (0.66%) HDFS
7 3 (0.66%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.44%) vSphere
9 1 (0.22%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 1 (0.22%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.22%) KVM
9 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.22%) RHEV
9 1 (0.22%) UAG
Systems Management
1 43 (9.51%) Opscode Chef
2 42 (9.29%) Ansible
3 34 (7.52%) Puppet
4 20 (4.42%) Terraform
5 16 (3.54%) Kubernetes
6 15 (3.32%) SCCM
7 7 (1.55%) Backup Exec
7 7 (1.55%) NetBackup
8 6 (1.33%) SCOM
9 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Intune
10 3 (0.66%) Hadoop YARN
10 3 (0.66%) Salt
11 2 (0.44%) AirWatch
11 2 (0.44%) BMC PATROL
11 2 (0.44%) Mesos
11 2 (0.44%) Nessus
11 2 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.44%) OSSEC
11 2 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (0.44%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 142 (31.42%) Microsoft
2 36 (7.96%) VMware
3 27 (5.97%) Citrix
4 21 (4.65%) Oracle
5 20 (4.42%) Cisco
6 15 (3.32%) CheckPoint
6 15 (3.32%) Google
7 12 (2.65%) Veeam
8 8 (1.77%) Sophos
8 8 (1.77%) Tableau
9 7 (1.55%) Red Hat
9 7 (1.55%) Splunk
10 5 (1.11%) Ivanti
10 5 (1.11%) MuleSoft
11 4 (0.88%) EMC
11 4 (0.88%) Qualys
11 4 (0.88%) ServiceNow
12 3 (0.66%) Barracuda Networks
12 3 (0.66%) SolarWinds
12 3 (0.66%) TSYS