Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 50 175
Rank change year-on-year +16 +125 +54
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 401 289 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 5.61% 4.33% 1.08%
As % of the Cloud Services category 32.95% 32.22% 16.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 252 82
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.09% +21.25%
10th Percentile £334 £369 £325
90th Percentile £675 £586 £663
Central London median daily rate £488 £500 £463
% change year-on-year -2.50% +8.11% +15.63%
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 1217 897 596
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 17.02% 13.45% 6.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 972 743 482
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +17.65% +3.03%
10th Percentile £313 £321 £263
90th Percentile £650 £625 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £435
% change year-on-year - +14.94% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 3 5
City of London median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +44.45% +24.26%
10th Percentile £11.25 £20.61 £20.80
90th Percentile £29.10 £52.49 £33.39
Central London median hourly rate £18.00 £44.62 £23.12
% change year-on-year -59.66% +93.05% +15.58%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 - 7 £550 -
Microsoft Azure
Central London

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, 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.

1 169 (42.14%) Amazon AWS
2 139 (34.66%) Microsoft
3 129 (32.17%) Agile Software Development
4 119 (29.68%) Finance
5 118 (29.43%) Windows
6 110 (27.43%) .NET
7 107 (26.68%) C#
8 98 (24.44%) DevOps
9 92 (22.94%) TDD
10 88 (21.95%) SQL
11 71 (17.71%) PowerShell
12 68 (16.96%) Active Directory
13 65 (16.21%) Windows Server
14 64 (15.96%) SQL Server
15 60 (14.96%) Office 365
16 54 (13.47%) Greenfield Project
16 54 (13.47%) Java
16 54 (13.47%) Migration
17 52 (12.97%) Docker
18 51 (12.72%) MVC
19 49 (12.22%) Linux
20 47 (11.72%) VMware
20 47 (11.72%) AngularJS
21 46 (11.47%) JavaScript
22 45 (11.22%) Ansible
23 44 (10.97%) Continuous Integration
24 43 (10.72%) Web Services
24 43 (10.72%) Microservices
24 43 (10.72%) REST
25 41 (10.22%) ASP.NET

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 (4.49%) MS Exchange
2 15 (3.74%) SharePoint
3 13 (3.24%) IIS
3 13 (3.24%) Tomcat
4 9 (2.24%) OpenStack
4 9 (2.24%) Skype for Business
5 8 (2.00%) WebLogic
6 6 (1.50%) Apache Spark
6 6 (1.50%) Confluence
6 6 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (1.50%) WebSphere
7 5 (1.25%) Apache
7 5 (1.25%) Cloud Foundry
7 5 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (1.25%) Jetty
8 4 (1.00%) JBoss
9 3 (0.75%) CMS
10 2 (0.50%) EPiServer
10 2 (0.50%) Mule
10 2 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 8 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.50%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.25%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 16 (3.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.25%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.25%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.50%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.25%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 169 (42.14%) Amazon AWS
2 60 (14.96%) Office 365
3 37 (9.23%) IaaS
4 35 (8.73%) PaaS
5 25 (6.23%) Azure Active Directory
6 23 (5.74%) SaaS
7 18 (4.49%) Cloud Computing
8 15 (3.74%) Serverless
9 14 (3.49%) OpenShift
10 8 (2.00%) Dynamics 365
11 7 (1.75%) Google Cloud Platform
11 7 (1.75%) Mimecast
12 6 (1.50%) GitHub
13 5 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
14 4 (1.00%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (1.00%) Heroku
15 3 (0.75%) CloudBees
15 3 (0.75%) npm
16 2 (0.50%) Azure Data Factory
16 2 (0.50%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 30 (7.48%) DNS
1 30 (7.48%) Firewall
2 17 (4.24%) HTTP
3 15 (3.74%) TCP/IP
4 14 (3.49%) VPN
5 12 (2.99%) SAN
5 12 (2.99%) WAN
6 10 (2.49%) LAN
6 10 (2.49%) Skype
6 10 (2.49%) SSL
7 8 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (1.75%) NAS
9 6 (1.50%) Internet
9 6 (1.50%) Wireless
10 5 (1.25%) FTP
10 5 (1.25%) LDAP
10 5 (1.25%) NetScaler
11 4 (1.00%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (1.00%) MPLS
11 4 (1.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (15.96%) SQL Server
2 35 (8.73%) NoSQL
3 25 (6.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 18 (4.49%) SQL Server 2014
4 18 (4.49%) SQL Server 2016
5 17 (4.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (3.74%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (3.74%) MongoDB
7 12 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (2.49%) Azure SQL Database
8 10 (2.49%) Big Data
8 10 (2.49%) MySQL
8 10 (2.49%) Relational Database
8 10 (2.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (2.24%) Power BI
9 9 (2.24%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (2.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 8 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
11 7 (1.75%) Data Lake
11 7 (1.75%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 39 (9.73%) Git (software)
2 36 (8.98%) Octopus Deploy
3 32 (7.98%) TeamCity
4 25 (6.23%) Jenkins
5 22 (5.49%) Team Foundation Server
6 21 (5.24%) Visual Studio
7 14 (3.49%) NUnit
8 12 (2.99%) MSTest
8 12 (2.99%) webpack
9 11 (2.74%) Jasmine
9 11 (2.74%) Selenium
10 10 (2.49%) gulp
10 10 (2.49%) Visual Studio Team System
11 9 (2.24%) Grunt
12 8 (2.00%) Maven
13 7 (1.75%) JIRA
13 7 (1.75%) SpecFlow
14 6 (1.50%) MSBuild
14 6 (1.50%) PhantomJS
15 5 (1.25%) Gradle
General
1 119 (29.68%) Finance
2 29 (7.23%) Banking
3 19 (4.74%) Retail
4 14 (3.49%) Law
5 13 (3.24%) Retail Banking
6 11 (2.74%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.75%) Marketing
8 6 (1.50%) Advertising
8 6 (1.50%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.75%) Back Office
9 3 (0.75%) Retail Finance
9 3 (0.75%) Russian Language
9 3 (0.75%) Turkish Language
10 1 (0.25%) Games
10 1 (0.25%) Legal
10 1 (0.25%) Publishing
10 1 (0.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 127 (31.67%) Developer
2 53 (13.22%) .NET Developer
3 43 (10.72%) DevOps Engineer
4 42 (10.47%) C# Developer
5 41 (10.22%) Architect
5 41 (10.22%) Azure Engineer
6 26 (6.48%) C# .NET Developer
6 26 (6.48%) Cloud Engineer
7 23 (5.74%) AWS Engineer
8 21 (5.24%) Consultant
8 21 (5.24%) Java Developer
9 19 (4.74%) Analyst
10 18 (4.49%) Azure Developer
10 18 (4.49%) Azure DevOps
11 17 (4.24%) Lead Developer
11 17 (4.24%) Senior Developer
12 15 (3.74%) AWS DevOps
12 15 (3.74%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 15 (3.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 14 (3.49%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (27.43%) .NET
2 47 (11.72%) AngularJS
3 43 (10.72%) REST
3 43 (10.72%) Web Services
4 41 (10.22%) ASP.NET
5 38 (9.48%) ASP.NET Web API
6 33 (8.23%) CSS
7 30 (7.48%) HTML
8 27 (6.73%) ASP.NET MVC
9 26 (6.48%) RESTful
10 22 (5.49%) .NET Core
11 19 (4.74%) HTML5
11 19 (4.74%) React
12 18 (4.49%) jQuery
12 18 (4.49%) WCF
13 14 (3.49%) Node.js
13 14 (3.49%) Sass
13 14 (3.49%) XML
14 12 (2.99%) CSS3
14 12 (2.99%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 54 (13.47%) Greenfield Project
2 23 (5.74%) Data Centre
3 18 (4.49%) User Experience
4 17 (4.24%) Computer Science
5 14 (3.49%) Hybrid Cloud
6 12 (2.99%) Public Cloud
7 9 (2.24%) Data Structures
7 9 (2.24%) Mobile App
8 8 (2.00%) Algorithms
9 7 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (1.75%) Fintech
9 7 (1.75%) Microsoft Licensing
9 7 (1.75%) Virtual Team
10 6 (1.50%) Replication
11 5 (1.25%) BYOD
11 5 (1.25%) Private Cloud
12 4 (1.00%) Enterprise Cloud
12 4 (1.00%) Mainframe
12 4 (1.00%) Robotics
13 3 (0.75%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 118 (29.43%) Windows
2 65 (16.21%) Windows Server
3 49 (12.22%) Linux
4 21 (5.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (4.24%) Unix
6 13 (3.24%) Windows 10
7 12 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (2.24%) Android
8 9 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (2.00%) Apple iOS
10 7 (1.75%) Windows 7
11 4 (1.00%) CoreOS
11 4 (1.00%) VMS
12 3 (0.75%) AIX
12 3 (0.75%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.25%) CentOS
14 1 (0.25%) Solaris
14 1 (0.25%) SUSE
14 1 (0.25%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (32.17%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (24.44%) DevOps
3 92 (22.94%) TDD
4 54 (13.47%) Migration
5 51 (12.72%) MVC
6 44 (10.97%) Continuous Integration
7 43 (10.72%) Microservices
8 28 (6.98%) ITIL
9 26 (6.48%) Scrum
10 25 (6.23%) Software Engineering
11 22 (5.49%) Continuous Delivery
11 22 (5.49%) Test Automation
12 21 (5.24%) E-Commerce
12 21 (5.24%) OO
13 20 (4.99%) BDD
14 18 (4.49%) Stakeholder Management
15 17 (4.24%) CRM
15 17 (4.24%) SOA
15 17 (4.24%) TOGAF
16 16 (3.99%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 107 (26.68%) C#
2 88 (21.95%) SQL
3 71 (17.71%) PowerShell
4 54 (13.47%) Java
5 46 (11.47%) JavaScript
6 40 (9.98%) Python
7 26 (6.48%) T-SQL
8 19 (4.74%) Ruby
9 13 (3.24%) Bash Shell
10 9 (2.24%) VB.NET
11 8 (2.00%) Perl
11 8 (2.00%) TypeScript
12 7 (1.75%) C
12 7 (1.75%) Scala
13 4 (1.00%) Apple Swift
13 4 (1.00%) GraphQL
13 4 (1.00%) Groovy
13 4 (1.00%) Objective-C
14 3 (0.75%) R
14 3 (0.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 38 (9.48%) Degree
2 26 (6.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (4.99%) MCSE
4 16 (3.99%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (3.49%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (2.49%) CCNA
7 8 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (1.75%) MCP
8 7 (1.75%) MCSA
8 7 (1.75%) Security Cleared
9 6 (1.50%) SC Cleared
10 4 (1.00%) Microsoft Certified Architect
11 3 (0.75%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 3 (0.75%) CCSP
11 3 (0.75%) CISM
11 3 (0.75%) CISSP
12 2 (0.50%) CCNP
12 2 (0.50%) GIAC
12 2 (0.50%) MCTS
13 1 (0.25%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.74%) QA
2 6 (1.50%) PCI DSS
2 6 (1.50%) SLA
3 5 (1.25%) GDPR
3 5 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.75%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 68 (16.96%) Active Directory
2 52 (12.97%) Docker
3 26 (6.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (4.24%) Hyper-V
5 12 (2.99%) XenApp
6 5 (1.25%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (1.00%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (1.00%) vSphere
8 3 (0.75%) DFS Replication
9 2 (0.50%) KVM
9 2 (0.50%) RHEV
9 2 (0.50%) vCloud
9 2 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.25%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 1 (0.25%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.25%) UAG
10 1 (0.25%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 45 (11.22%) Ansible
2 26 (6.48%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (5.99%) Puppet
4 21 (5.24%) Terraform
5 16 (3.99%) Kubernetes
6 14 (3.49%) SCCM
7 9 (2.24%) Backup Exec
7 9 (2.24%) Microsoft Intune
8 7 (1.75%) NetBackup
9 6 (1.50%) SCOM
10 5 (1.25%) Docker Swarm
10 5 (1.25%) vCenter Server
11 3 (0.75%) BMC PATROL
12 2 (0.50%) AirWatch
12 2 (0.50%) Nessus
12 2 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
12 2 (0.50%) OSSEC
12 2 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 2 (0.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 2 (0.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 139 (34.66%) Microsoft
2 47 (11.72%) VMware
3 22 (5.49%) Cisco
4 20 (4.99%) Citrix
5 17 (4.24%) CheckPoint
6 14 (3.49%) Oracle
6 14 (3.49%) Veeam
7 8 (2.00%) Google
7 8 (2.00%) Sophos
8 7 (1.75%) Red Hat
9 5 (1.25%) AppSense
9 5 (1.25%) EMC
9 5 (1.25%) ServiceNow
10 4 (1.00%) Barracuda Networks
10 4 (1.00%) Qualys
10 4 (1.00%) Splunk
10 4 (1.00%) Tableau
11 3 (0.75%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.75%) Intel
11 3 (0.75%) SolarWinds