Period
to 18 December 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 December 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 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 31 49
Rank change year-on-year +16 +18 +115
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 721 421 288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.16% 5.85% 4.44%
As % of the Cloud Services category 39.06% 32.86% 32.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 603 325 248
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.71%
10th Percentile £400 £363 £363
90th Percentile £638 £675 £588
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
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 1,846 1,281 885
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 26.01% 17.80% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,489 1,020 734
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £324 £318 £325
90th Percentile £675 £638 £613
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 22 3
City of London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -50.00% +51.42%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.25 £20.61
90th Percentile £23.75 £30.75 £52.49
Central London median hourly rate £18.76 £18.00 £27.46
% change year-on-year +4.22% -34.45% +24.82%

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 December 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 December 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 -11 67 £575 +4.55%
Moorgate - 8 - -
Microsoft Azure
Central London

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 259 (35.92%) Agile Software Development
2 234 (32.45%) Finance
2 234 (32.45%) Amazon AWS
3 224 (31.07%) C#
4 210 (29.13%) .NET
5 209 (28.99%) SQL
6 203 (28.16%) Microsoft
7 171 (23.72%) TDD
8 157 (21.78%) DevOps
9 153 (21.22%) Windows
10 136 (18.86%) Active Directory
11 125 (17.34%) SQL Server
12 114 (15.81%) Office 365
13 110 (15.26%) JavaScript
14 106 (14.70%) Microservices
15 105 (14.56%) Migration
16 99 (13.73%) PowerShell
17 89 (12.34%) Greenfield Project
18 88 (12.21%) AngularJS
19 86 (11.93%) .NET Core
20 83 (11.51%) Opscode Chef
21 82 (11.37%) Docker
21 82 (11.37%) Java
21 82 (11.37%) Python
22 79 (10.96%) Windows Server
23 78 (10.82%) Ansible
24 75 (10.40%) NoSQL
25 74 (10.26%) Scrum
26 73 (10.12%) Oracle
27 67 (9.29%) OO

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 45 (6.24%) SharePoint
2 35 (4.85%) OpenStack
2 35 (4.85%) Tomcat
3 31 (4.30%) WebLogic
3 31 (4.30%) WebSphere
4 22 (3.05%) Apache Spark
5 18 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
6 14 (1.94%) IIS
6 14 (1.94%) Skype for Business
7 12 (1.66%) Cloud Foundry
7 12 (1.66%) MS Exchange
8 8 (1.11%) Apache
8 8 (1.11%) Confluence
9 7 (0.97%) NServiceBus
10 6 (0.83%) SAS
11 5 (0.69%) CMS
12 4 (0.55%) Apache Pig
12 4 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
13 3 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 3 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 27 (3.74%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.42%) InfoPath
3 3 (0.42%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.28%) ION MarketView
2 2 (0.28%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.14%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.14%) Magento
3 1 (0.14%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.14%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.14%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.14%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 234 (32.45%) Amazon AWS
2 114 (15.81%) Office 365
3 66 (9.15%) PaaS
4 57 (7.91%) Azure Active Directory
5 54 (7.49%) IaaS
6 48 (6.66%) Google Cloud Platform
7 30 (4.16%) Serverless
8 27 (3.74%) SaaS
9 22 (3.05%) Dynamics 365
10 18 (2.50%) GitHub
11 15 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
12 12 (1.66%) Azure Functions
13 10 (1.39%) Azure Data Factory
14 7 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
15 6 (0.83%) Amazon SQS
15 6 (0.83%) AWS Lambda
15 6 (0.83%) OneDrive
16 4 (0.55%) Data Lake Analytics
16 4 (0.55%) OpenShift
17 3 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 28 (3.88%) Firewall
2 26 (3.61%) DNS
3 23 (3.19%) WAN
4 20 (2.77%) LAN
5 18 (2.50%) DHCP
6 15 (2.08%) Skype
7 13 (1.80%) VPN
8 11 (1.53%) MPLS
9 9 (1.25%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (1.11%) HTTP
10 8 (1.11%) VoIP
11 7 (0.97%) Network Security
11 7 (0.97%) OSPF
11 7 (0.97%) SSL
11 7 (0.97%) TCP/IP
11 7 (0.97%) Wireless
12 6 (0.83%) Intranet
12 6 (0.83%) Unified Communications
12 6 (0.83%) WLAN
13 5 (0.69%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (17.34%) SQL Server
2 75 (10.40%) NoSQL
3 54 (7.49%) Azure SQL Database
4 47 (6.52%) Cosmos DB
5 43 (5.96%) PostgreSQL
6 39 (5.41%) MySQL
6 39 (5.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 37 (5.13%) Big Data
8 34 (4.72%) Power BI
9 31 (4.30%) Hadoop
10 30 (4.16%) Redis
11 29 (4.02%) Data Lake
11 29 (4.02%) Data Warehouse
12 22 (3.05%) MongoDB
13 19 (2.64%) Relational Database
13 19 (2.64%) SQL Server 2016
14 18 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
15 17 (2.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 15 (2.08%) Apache Cassandra
16 15 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 62 (8.60%) Git (software)
2 61 (8.46%) Jenkins
3 41 (5.69%) NUnit
3 41 (5.69%) Visual Studio Team System
4 38 (5.27%) MSTest
5 29 (4.02%) Octopus Deploy
6 28 (3.88%) Visual Studio
7 27 (3.74%) JIRA
7 27 (3.74%) TeamCity
8 25 (3.47%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (1.80%) Selenium
10 9 (1.25%) SpecFlow
11 7 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (0.97%) GitLab
11 7 (0.97%) Maven
11 7 (0.97%) Moq
12 6 (0.83%) Mocha
12 6 (0.83%) MSBuild
12 6 (0.83%) Subversion
13 5 (0.69%) Cucumber
General
1 234 (32.45%) Finance
2 50 (6.93%) Banking
3 23 (3.19%) Financial Institution
4 19 (2.64%) Retail
5 15 (2.08%) Front Office
5 15 (2.08%) Law
6 9 (1.25%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.11%) Legal
8 6 (0.83%) Advertising
8 6 (0.83%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.69%) Automotive
9 5 (0.69%) Billing
10 4 (0.55%) Back Office
10 4 (0.55%) Publishing
11 2 (0.28%) French Language
11 2 (0.28%) Games
11 2 (0.28%) German Language
11 2 (0.28%) Marketing
12 1 (0.14%) Electronics
12 1 (0.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 279 (38.70%) Developer
2 93 (12.90%) Architect
3 90 (12.48%) .NET Developer
4 82 (11.37%) DevOps Engineer
5 81 (11.23%) Azure Engineer
6 66 (9.15%) C# Developer
7 58 (8.04%) Azure DevOps
7 58 (8.04%) Senior Developer
8 55 (7.63%) Azure Developer
9 51 (7.07%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 43 (5.96%) Java Developer
11 35 (4.85%) Linux Engineer
12 31 (4.30%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 31 (4.30%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 30 (4.16%) C# .NET Developer
13 30 (4.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 26 (3.61%) Azure Architect
15 25 (3.47%) React Developer
16 24 (3.33%) Data Engineer
16 24 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 210 (29.13%) .NET
2 88 (12.21%) AngularJS
3 86 (11.93%) .NET Core
4 60 (8.32%) React
5 50 (6.93%) ASP.NET Web API
6 48 (6.66%) ASP.NET
7 47 (6.52%) CSS
7 47 (6.52%) REST
8 43 (5.96%) HTML
9 42 (5.83%) .NET Framework
10 36 (4.99%) Node.js
10 36 (4.99%) RESTful
11 32 (4.44%) Entity Framework
11 32 (4.44%) JSON
12 30 (4.16%) X-Windows
13 29 (4.02%) Kafka
14 27 (3.74%) Angular 2
14 27 (3.74%) ASP.NET MVC
15 26 (3.61%) WCF
16 21 (2.91%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 89 (12.34%) Greenfield Project
2 48 (6.66%) Fintech
3 33 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (3.33%) Data Centre
5 20 (2.77%) Public Cloud
6 18 (2.50%) User Experience
7 17 (2.36%) Algorithms
8 12 (1.66%) Data Structures
9 11 (1.53%) Self-Motivation
9 11 (1.53%) Tandem
10 8 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
11 7 (0.97%) Cloud Native
11 7 (0.97%) Hedge funds
12 6 (0.83%) Equities
12 6 (0.83%) Fixed Income
12 6 (0.83%) Management Information System
13 5 (0.69%) Mobile App
14 4 (0.55%) PKI
14 4 (0.55%) Reference Data
15 3 (0.42%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 153 (21.22%) Windows
2 79 (10.96%) Windows Server
3 64 (8.88%) Linux
4 36 (4.99%) Windows 10
5 34 (4.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (2.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (2.36%) Windows 7
8 15 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (1.94%) Unix
10 6 (0.83%) Apple iOS
10 6 (0.83%) Mac OS
10 6 (0.83%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.55%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.42%) CentOS
13 2 (0.28%) Android
14 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (35.92%) Agile Software Development
2 171 (23.72%) TDD
3 157 (21.78%) DevOps
4 106 (14.70%) Microservices
5 105 (14.56%) Migration
6 74 (10.26%) Scrum
7 67 (9.29%) OO
8 61 (8.46%) Continuous Integration
9 56 (7.77%) Analytics
9 56 (7.77%) MVC
10 52 (7.21%) Business Intelligence
11 50 (6.93%) BDD
12 47 (6.52%) Problem-Solving
13 42 (5.83%) Test Automation
14 39 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 37 (5.13%) SOA
16 36 (4.99%) ETL
17 35 (4.85%) ITIL
18 34 (4.72%) Continuous Delivery
18 34 (4.72%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 224 (31.07%) C#
2 209 (28.99%) SQL
3 110 (15.26%) JavaScript
4 99 (13.73%) PowerShell
5 82 (11.37%) Java
5 82 (11.37%) Python
6 41 (5.69%) T-SQL
7 30 (4.16%) C
8 21 (2.91%) R
8 21 (2.91%) TypeScript
9 20 (2.77%) Bash Shell
10 17 (2.36%) Scala
11 15 (2.08%) Go
12 13 (1.80%) Ruby
13 11 (1.53%) Perl
13 11 (1.53%) PL/SQL
14 9 (1.25%) ES6
14 9 (1.25%) Java 8
15 6 (0.83%) MATLAB
15 6 (0.83%) PHP
Qualifications
1 41 (5.69%) Degree
2 13 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (1.53%) Security Cleared
5 10 (1.39%) SC Cleared
6 9 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 8 (1.11%) CCNA
8 6 (0.83%) MCSE
9 5 (0.69%) CISM
9 5 (0.69%) CISSP
9 5 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (0.69%) MCSA
10 4 (0.55%) CISA
10 4 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.55%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.42%) CCNP
11 3 (0.42%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.28%) ISSAP
12 2 (0.28%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.94%) QA
2 7 (0.97%) Data Quality
2 7 (0.97%) HIPAA
3 6 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.69%) GDPR
4 5 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.69%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.42%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.28%) FedRAMP
6 2 (0.28%) FISMA
7 1 (0.14%) COBIT
7 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.14%) FATCA
7 1 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.14%) IFRS
7 1 (0.14%) ISO 20022
7 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.14%) MiFID
7 1 (0.14%) PMO
7 1 (0.14%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 136 (18.86%) Active Directory
2 82 (11.37%) Docker
3 23 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (3.05%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (0.97%) vSphere
6 6 (0.83%) Apache Flume
6 6 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (0.83%) XenApp
7 4 (0.55%) HDFS
7 4 (0.55%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.55%) XenServer
8 3 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.14%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.14%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.14%) vCloud
10 1 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 83 (11.51%) Opscode Chef
2 78 (10.82%) Ansible
3 62 (8.60%) Kubernetes
4 61 (8.46%) Terraform
5 52 (7.21%) Puppet
6 43 (5.96%) SCCM
7 15 (2.08%) SCOM
7 15 (2.08%) Single Sign-On
8 9 (1.25%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (0.55%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (0.55%) Consul
9 4 (0.55%) HP SIM
10 3 (0.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 3 (0.42%) Hadoop YARN
10 3 (0.42%) Nagios
10 3 (0.42%) Rundeck
10 3 (0.42%) SCOrch
11 2 (0.28%) AirWatch
11 2 (0.28%) WSUS
11 2 (0.28%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 203 (28.16%) Microsoft
2 73 (10.12%) Oracle
3 49 (6.80%) Google
3 49 (6.80%) VMware
4 28 (3.88%) Citrix
5 25 (3.47%) Cisco
6 14 (1.94%) Tableau
7 12 (1.66%) HP
8 9 (1.25%) Informatica
8 9 (1.25%) Splunk
9 8 (1.11%) Palo Alto
9 8 (1.11%) Talend
10 7 (0.97%) F5
10 7 (0.97%) Sitecore
11 6 (0.83%) Alteryx
11 6 (0.83%) Atlassian
11 6 (0.83%) CheckPoint
11 6 (0.83%) Meraki
11 6 (0.83%) NetApp
11 6 (0.83%) Symantec