Period
to 17 August 2019

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 17 August 2019 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 18 52
Rank change year-on-year +12 +34 +22
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 971 644 285
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 14.93% 9.14% 4.31%
As % of the Cloud Services category 44.58% 34.40% 26.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 790 558 212
City of London median daily rate £525 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £407 £400 £301
90th Percentile £675 £675 £656
Central London median daily rate £525 £510 £475
% change year-on-year +2.94% +7.37% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
City of London median hourly rate £36.75 £55.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.18% - -
Central London median hourly rate £36.75 £55.00 -
% change year-on-year -33.18% - -

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 2,178 1,872 1,073
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 33.49% 26.58% 16.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,728 1,528 838
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £363 £356 £310
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 21
City of London median hourly rate £21.25 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -4.76% -12.50%
10th Percentile £18.56 £16.25 £12.88
90th Percentile £58.13 £33.00 £29.77
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% -20.83%

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 17 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in the City of London

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Azure in the City of London

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in the City of London over the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

Contractor hourly 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 17 August 2019. 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 +19 88 £525 -4.55%
Moorgate +7 41 £550 -
Microsoft Azure
Central London

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, 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.

1 306 (31.51%) DevOps
2 299 (30.79%) Amazon AWS
3 293 (30.18%) Microsoft
4 269 (27.70%) Finance
5 266 (27.39%) SQL
6 239 (24.61%) Agile Software Development
7 218 (22.45%) C#
8 214 (22.04%) .NET
9 171 (17.61%) Kubernetes
10 170 (17.51%) Docker
11 169 (17.40%) PowerShell
12 167 (17.20%) SQL Server
13 164 (16.89%) Microservices
14 159 (16.37%) Migration
15 153 (15.76%) Windows
16 147 (15.14%) Office 365
17 144 (14.83%) Python
18 136 (14.01%) Active Directory
19 124 (12.77%) Google Cloud Platform
20 107 (11.02%) Azure SQL Database
21 101 (10.40%) AngularJS
22 99 (10.20%) TDD
23 96 (9.89%) JavaScript
24 95 (9.78%) Google
25 91 (9.37%) Scrum
26 89 (9.17%) Business Intelligence
27 86 (8.86%) Azure Active Directory
28 85 (8.75%) .NET Core
28 85 (8.75%) Big Data
29 84 (8.65%) Serverless

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 66 (6.80%) SharePoint
2 65 (6.69%) Apache Spark
3 51 (5.25%) Apache
4 37 (3.81%) Apache Airflow
5 27 (2.78%) IIS
6 26 (2.68%) Confluence
7 21 (2.16%) Elasticsearch
8 20 (2.06%) MS Exchange
8 20 (2.06%) Skype for Business
9 9 (0.93%) CMS
9 9 (0.93%) Tomcat
10 7 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
11 6 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (0.62%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
13 4 (0.41%) nginx
13 4 (0.41%) SAS
13 4 (0.41%) WebLogic
14 3 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.31%) JBoss
Applications
1 19 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.31%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.10%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.10%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.44%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.31%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 3 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.21%) Primavera
5 2 (0.21%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.10%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.10%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.10%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 299 (30.79%) Amazon AWS
2 147 (15.14%) Office 365
3 124 (12.77%) Google Cloud Platform
4 86 (8.86%) Azure Active Directory
5 84 (8.65%) Serverless
6 56 (5.77%) PaaS
6 56 (5.77%) Power Platform
7 53 (5.46%) IaaS
8 51 (5.25%) Azure Data Factory
9 42 (4.33%) Azure Functions
10 28 (2.88%) SaaS
11 27 (2.78%) AWS Lambda
12 22 (2.27%) Dynamics 365
13 21 (2.16%) GitHub
14 12 (1.24%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
14 12 (1.24%) OpenShift
15 9 (0.93%) OneDrive
16 8 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
17 7 (0.72%) Data Lake Analytics
18 6 (0.62%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 63 (6.49%) Firewall
2 52 (5.36%) DNS
3 27 (2.78%) DHCP
4 23 (2.37%) Internet
5 21 (2.16%) Skype
5 21 (2.16%) VPN
6 20 (2.06%) TCP/IP
7 19 (1.96%) LAN
7 19 (1.96%) WAN
8 14 (1.44%) SAN
8 14 (1.44%) Wireless
9 13 (1.34%) IP Telephony
9 13 (1.34%) MPLS
10 12 (1.24%) VLAN
10 12 (1.24%) Wi-Fi
11 11 (1.13%) Network Security
11 11 (1.13%) OSPF
12 8 (0.82%) SMTP
13 7 (0.72%) BGP
14 5 (0.51%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (17.20%) SQL Server
2 107 (11.02%) Azure SQL Database
3 85 (8.75%) Big Data
4 71 (7.31%) Data Lake
4 71 (7.31%) Data Warehouse
5 67 (6.90%) Cosmos DB
6 57 (5.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 54 (5.56%) Power BI
8 34 (3.50%) PostgreSQL
9 33 (3.40%) Relational Database
10 30 (3.09%) Redis
11 29 (2.99%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 29 (2.99%) NoSQL
12 27 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 26 (2.68%) MySQL
14 25 (2.57%) MongoDB
14 25 (2.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 24 (2.47%) SQL Server 2017
16 19 (1.96%) SQL Server 2014
17 16 (1.65%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 83 (8.55%) Git (software)
2 59 (6.08%) Visual Studio Team System
3 58 (5.97%) Jenkins
4 48 (4.94%) JIRA
5 46 (4.74%) TeamCity
6 34 (3.50%) Visual Studio
7 31 (3.19%) Team Foundation Server
8 25 (2.57%) Octopus Deploy
9 21 (2.16%) Selenium
10 19 (1.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 13 (1.34%) SpecFlow
12 12 (1.24%) Cucumber
13 10 (1.03%) Maven
13 10 (1.03%) WebDriver
13 10 (1.03%) webpack
14 8 (0.82%) gulp
14 8 (0.82%) NUnit
15 7 (0.72%) Ant
15 7 (0.72%) CircleCI
15 7 (0.72%) JUnit
General
1 269 (27.70%) Finance
2 40 (4.12%) Banking
3 32 (3.30%) Retail
4 23 (2.37%) Advertising
5 18 (1.85%) Law
6 13 (1.34%) Marketing
7 11 (1.13%) Investment Banking
7 11 (1.13%) Legal
8 10 (1.03%) Front Office
9 7 (0.72%) Publishing
10 5 (0.51%) Electronics
10 5 (0.51%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.51%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.51%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.41%) Back Office
11 4 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.31%) Games
13 2 (0.21%) Automotive
13 2 (0.21%) Billing
13 2 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 218 (22.45%) Developer
2 143 (14.73%) DevOps Engineer
3 141 (14.52%) Azure Engineer
4 129 (13.29%) Architect
5 116 (11.95%) Azure DevOps
6 93 (9.58%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 66 (6.80%) Data Engineer
8 52 (5.36%) Python Engineer
9 51 (5.25%) Azure Architect
10 50 (5.15%) .NET Developer
11 47 (4.84%) Azure Developer
12 45 (4.63%) Kubernetes Engineer
13 40 (4.12%) C# Developer
14 39 (4.02%) Big Data Engineer
15 38 (3.91%) Senior Developer
16 37 (3.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 37 (3.81%) Solutions Architect
17 36 (3.71%) Analyst
18 35 (3.60%) Cloud Engineer
19 31 (3.19%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 214 (22.04%) .NET
2 101 (10.40%) AngularJS
3 85 (8.75%) .NET Core
4 53 (5.46%) ASP.NET
4 53 (5.46%) Node.js
5 49 (5.05%) CSS
6 47 (4.84%) JSON
7 45 (4.63%) RESTful
8 40 (4.12%) HTML
9 38 (3.91%) PySpark
9 38 (3.91%) React
9 38 (3.91%) Web Services
10 36 (3.71%) REST
11 35 (3.60%) .NET Framework
11 35 (3.60%) ASP.NET Web API
12 27 (2.78%) Kafka
13 23 (2.37%) ASP.NET MVC
14 20 (2.06%) jQuery
15 18 (1.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 17 (1.75%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 78 (8.03%) Greenfield Project
2 48 (4.94%) Public Cloud
3 46 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (3.71%) Data Centre
5 24 (2.47%) User Experience
6 18 (1.85%) Hybrid Cloud
7 11 (1.13%) Self-Motivation
7 11 (1.13%) Social Media
8 10 (1.03%) Data Protection Act
8 10 (1.03%) Mobile App
8 10 (1.03%) Replication
9 9 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (0.82%) Hedge funds
10 8 (0.82%) Management Information System
10 8 (0.82%) PKI
11 7 (0.72%) Cloud Native
11 7 (0.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 7 (0.72%) Tandem
12 6 (0.62%) Data Structures
13 5 (0.51%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 153 (15.76%) Windows
2 81 (8.34%) Linux
3 51 (5.25%) Windows Server
4 29 (2.99%) Windows 10
5 22 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (1.96%) Unix
7 18 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (1.65%) Android
8 16 (1.65%) Apple iOS
9 13 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (1.03%) Ubuntu
11 9 (0.93%) CentOS
11 9 (0.93%) Windows 7
12 6 (0.62%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.41%) Debian
13 4 (0.41%) Solaris
13 4 (0.41%) VMS
13 4 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.10%) AIX
14 1 (0.10%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 306 (31.51%) DevOps
2 239 (24.61%) Agile Software Development
3 164 (16.89%) Microservices
4 159 (16.37%) Migration
5 99 (10.20%) TDD
6 91 (9.37%) Scrum
7 89 (9.17%) Business Intelligence
8 65 (6.69%) Data Science
8 65 (6.69%) ETL
9 64 (6.59%) Continuous Integration
10 60 (6.18%) Mentoring
11 58 (5.97%) Problem-Solving
12 57 (5.87%) Fintech
13 56 (5.77%) MVC
13 56 (5.77%) Test Automation
14 52 (5.36%) BDD
15 50 (5.15%) Analytics
16 49 (5.05%) Data Engineering
17 48 (4.94%) E-Commerce
18 45 (4.63%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 266 (27.39%) SQL
2 218 (22.45%) C#
3 169 (17.40%) PowerShell
4 144 (14.83%) Python
5 96 (9.89%) JavaScript
6 69 (7.11%) Java
7 53 (5.46%) T-SQL
8 39 (4.02%) TypeScript
9 27 (2.78%) Bash Shell
10 25 (2.57%) ES6
11 17 (1.75%) Scala
12 16 (1.65%) VB
13 14 (1.44%) Ruby
14 11 (1.13%) Go
15 10 (1.03%) C++
15 10 (1.03%) Shell Script
16 9 (0.93%) C
17 8 (0.82%) R
18 6 (0.62%) Apex Code
18 6 (0.62%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (3.30%) Degree
2 14 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (1.44%) Security Cleared
3 10 (1.03%) SC Cleared
4 9 (0.93%) CCIE
5 7 (0.72%) CISSP
5 7 (0.72%) ISTQB
6 6 (0.62%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (0.51%) ISEB
7 5 (0.51%) MCSE
8 4 (0.41%) CISM
8 4 (0.41%) MCSA
8 4 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.31%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 3 (0.31%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.31%) MCITP
9 3 (0.31%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.31%) PMP
10 2 (0.21%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.16%) QA
2 10 (1.03%) SLA
3 9 (0.93%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.41%) GDPR
4 4 (0.41%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.10%) PMO
5 1 (0.10%) PSD2
5 1 (0.10%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 170 (17.51%) Docker
2 136 (14.01%) Active Directory
3 29 (2.99%) Hyper-V
4 26 (2.68%) VMware Infrastructure
5 16 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (1.34%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (1.03%) vSphere
8 7 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.41%) XenApp
10 3 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.31%) ProxySG
10 3 (0.31%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.21%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.21%) HDFS
11 2 (0.21%) NFS
12 1 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.10%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 1 (0.10%) KVM
12 1 (0.10%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 171 (17.61%) Kubernetes
2 72 (7.42%) Terraform
3 57 (5.87%) SCCM
4 48 (4.94%) Ansible
5 35 (3.60%) Microsoft Intune
6 27 (2.78%) Puppet
7 22 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
8 15 (1.54%) Single Sign-On
9 11 (1.13%) SCOM
10 8 (0.82%) Marathon
10 8 (0.82%) Mesos
11 5 (0.51%) WSUS
12 4 (0.41%) Grafana
12 4 (0.41%) MIIS
12 4 (0.41%) NetBackup
12 4 (0.41%) PingFederate
12 4 (0.41%) Prometheus
12 4 (0.41%) SCSM
12 4 (0.41%) SCVMM
13 3 (0.31%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 293 (30.18%) Microsoft
2 95 (9.78%) Google
3 50 (5.15%) VMware
4 42 (4.33%) Oracle
5 31 (3.19%) Cisco
6 28 (2.88%) Citrix
7 18 (1.85%) Tableau
8 16 (1.65%) CheckPoint
8 16 (1.65%) Databricks
8 16 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
9 13 (1.34%) SAP
10 12 (1.24%) NetApp
10 12 (1.24%) Palo Alto
10 12 (1.24%) Red Hat
11 11 (1.13%) Meraki
11 11 (1.13%) MuleSoft
11 11 (1.13%) Splunk
12 10 (1.03%) F5
13 9 (0.93%) IBM
14 8 (0.82%) Informatica