Period
to 21 April 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 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 50 111
Rank change year-on-year +31 +61 +87
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 620 261 126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.80% 4.25% 1.93%
As % of the Cloud Services category 39.17% 29.36% 23.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 214 105
City of London median daily rate £500 £463 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% - +10.45%
10th Percentile £400 £350 £353
90th Percentile £661 £625 £605
Central London median daily rate £500 £450 £466
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.49% +12.35%
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 £35.00 - £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 1,583 889 538
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 22.48% 14.48% 8.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,281 721 439
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £325 £350 £300
90th Percentile £650 £625 £626
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 10
City of London median hourly rate £20.61 £21.16 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.56% -8.02% +31.43%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.66 £18.50
90th Percentile £49.83 £29.77 £31.38
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.57 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.72% -7.16% +11.89%

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 April 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 April 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 - 19 £550 -
Moorgate -2 4 - -
Microsoft Azure
Central London

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 239 (38.55%) C#
2 237 (38.23%) Agile Software Development
3 236 (38.06%) Amazon AWS
4 220 (35.48%) .NET
5 178 (28.71%) DevOps
6 170 (27.42%) Finance
7 159 (25.65%) Microsoft
8 143 (23.06%) Windows
9 139 (22.42%) TDD
10 130 (20.97%) SQL Server
11 120 (19.35%) SQL
12 112 (18.06%) PowerShell
13 107 (17.26%) Continuous Integration
14 105 (16.94%) Docker
15 92 (14.84%) Git (software)
16 90 (14.52%) Greenfield Project
17 83 (13.39%) ASP.NET
18 77 (12.42%) TeamCity
19 76 (12.26%) JavaScript
19 76 (12.26%) MVC
20 75 (12.10%) Active Directory
21 74 (11.94%) Python
22 73 (11.77%) Jenkins
23 70 (11.29%) Microservices
24 69 (11.13%) Java
24 69 (11.13%) Team Foundation Server
25 66 (10.65%) ASP.NET Web API
26 65 (10.48%) E-Commerce
26 65 (10.48%) Scrum
27 62 (10.00%) Octopus Deploy

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 25 (4.03%) OpenStack
2 20 (3.23%) Apache Spark
2 20 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
3 19 (3.06%) Tomcat
4 17 (2.74%) WebSphere
5 16 (2.58%) WebLogic
6 15 (2.42%) Apache
7 12 (1.94%) IIS
8 11 (1.77%) SharePoint
8 11 (1.77%) Skype for Business
9 9 (1.45%) MS Exchange
10 8 (1.29%) Apache Pig
11 7 (1.13%) CMS
11 7 (1.13%) NServiceBus
12 6 (0.97%) nginx
13 5 (0.81%) Cloud Foundry
13 5 (0.81%) Mule
14 4 (0.65%) Confluence
14 4 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
14 4 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 9 (1.45%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.13%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.48%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.16%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 11 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.13%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.16%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.16%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.16%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 236 (38.06%) Amazon AWS
2 61 (9.84%) PaaS
3 52 (8.39%) Office 365
4 49 (7.90%) IaaS
5 30 (4.84%) Google Cloud Platform
6 27 (4.35%) SaaS
7 22 (3.55%) Cloud Computing
8 21 (3.39%) Azure Active Directory
9 15 (2.42%) Dynamics 365
10 12 (1.94%) AWS CloudFormation
11 11 (1.77%) GitHub
12 10 (1.61%) Serverless
13 7 (1.13%) Azure Data Factory
14 6 (0.97%) Mimecast
15 5 (0.81%) Bluemix
15 5 (0.81%) IBM Cloud
15 5 (0.81%) OneDrive
15 5 (0.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 3 (0.48%) Datadog
17 2 (0.32%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 26 (4.19%) Firewall
2 22 (3.55%) DNS
3 14 (2.26%) HTTP
4 13 (2.10%) SAN
5 12 (1.94%) Skype
5 12 (1.94%) WAN
6 10 (1.61%) LAN
7 9 (1.45%) NetScaler
7 9 (1.45%) VPN
8 8 (1.29%) DHCP
9 6 (0.97%) Network Security
10 5 (0.81%) Internet
10 5 (0.81%) MPLS
10 5 (0.81%) NAS
11 4 (0.65%) SMS
11 4 (0.65%) SSL
11 4 (0.65%) TCP/IP
11 4 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (0.65%) Wireless
12 3 (0.48%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (20.97%) SQL Server
2 44 (7.10%) SQL Server 2012
3 41 (6.61%) NoSQL
4 39 (6.29%) SQL Server 2014
5 37 (5.97%) SQL Server 2016
6 36 (5.81%) Data Warehouse
7 32 (5.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 28 (4.52%) PostgreSQL
9 26 (4.19%) Big Data
9 26 (4.19%) MongoDB
10 25 (4.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 24 (3.87%) Power BI
12 23 (3.71%) Hadoop
13 22 (3.55%) MySQL
14 18 (2.90%) Data Lake
15 16 (2.58%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 15 (2.42%) Relational Database
17 14 (2.26%) Blockchain
18 13 (2.10%) Apache Cassandra
18 13 (2.10%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 92 (14.84%) Git (software)
2 77 (12.42%) TeamCity
3 73 (11.77%) Jenkins
4 69 (11.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 62 (10.00%) Octopus Deploy
6 38 (6.13%) Visual Studio Team System
7 30 (4.84%) Visual Studio
8 26 (4.19%) MSTest
8 26 (4.19%) NUnit
9 20 (3.23%) Selenium
10 14 (2.26%) JIRA
10 14 (2.26%) SpecFlow
11 12 (1.94%) Gradle
12 11 (1.77%) Maven
13 10 (1.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 10 (1.61%) Jasmine
13 10 (1.61%) webpack
14 9 (1.45%) MSBuild
15 8 (1.29%) Mocha
16 6 (0.97%) Grunt
General
1 170 (27.42%) Finance
2 39 (6.29%) Retail
3 23 (3.71%) Banking
4 17 (2.74%) Law
5 16 (2.58%) Marketing
5 16 (2.58%) Retail Banking
6 9 (1.45%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.29%) Legal
8 7 (1.13%) Advertising
9 6 (0.97%) Back Office
10 5 (0.81%) Games
11 4 (0.65%) Front Office
12 3 (0.48%) Billing
12 3 (0.48%) German Language
13 2 (0.32%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.32%) Publishing
13 2 (0.32%) Telecoms
14 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.16%) Private Banking
14 1 (0.16%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 244 (39.35%) Developer
2 101 (16.29%) C# Developer
3 93 (15.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 84 (13.55%) .NET Developer
5 61 (9.84%) Azure Engineer
6 60 (9.68%) Architect
7 54 (8.71%) Azure DevOps
8 44 (7.10%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 42 (6.77%) Azure Developer
9 42 (6.77%) Senior Developer
10 41 (6.61%) C# .NET Developer
11 30 (4.84%) WPF Developer
12 29 (4.68%) C# WPF Developer
13 28 (4.52%) Java Developer
14 24 (3.87%) Consultant
15 22 (3.55%) Automation Engineer
15 22 (3.55%) Senior .NET Developer
16 19 (3.06%) Cloud Architect
17 18 (2.90%) AWS Developer
17 18 (2.90%) Azure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 220 (35.48%) .NET
2 83 (13.39%) ASP.NET
3 66 (10.65%) ASP.NET Web API
4 57 (9.19%) AngularJS
5 53 (8.55%) REST
6 49 (7.90%) React
7 48 (7.74%) ASP.NET MVC
7 48 (7.74%) JSON
8 44 (7.10%) WCF
9 42 (6.77%) CSS
10 40 (6.45%) HTML
11 33 (5.32%) WPF
12 31 (5.00%) Node.js
12 31 (5.00%) Task Parallel Library
12 31 (5.00%) Web Services
13 30 (4.84%) .NET Framework
14 26 (4.19%) RESTful
15 23 (3.71%) jQuery
16 22 (3.55%) Entity Framework
17 21 (3.39%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 90 (14.52%) Greenfield Project
2 22 (3.55%) Fintech
3 20 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (3.06%) Private Cloud
5 16 (2.58%) Data Centre
5 16 (2.58%) Mobile App
6 15 (2.42%) User Experience
7 11 (1.77%) Computer Science
7 11 (1.77%) Reinsurance
8 10 (1.61%) Hybrid Cloud
8 10 (1.61%) Public Cloud
9 8 (1.29%) Algorithms
10 6 (0.97%) Data Structures
11 5 (0.81%) Enterprise Cloud
11 5 (0.81%) Self-Motivation
11 5 (0.81%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.65%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.65%) Microsoft Licensing
12 4 (0.65%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 143 (23.06%) Windows
2 60 (9.68%) Linux
3 59 (9.52%) Windows Server
4 18 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (2.42%) Android
5 15 (2.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (2.10%) Windows 10
7 11 (1.77%) Apple iOS
7 11 (1.77%) Unix
8 6 (0.97%) Mac OS X
9 5 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.81%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.48%) CentOS
10 3 (0.48%) DC/OS
10 3 (0.48%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.48%) VMS
11 2 (0.32%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.16%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.16%) Debian
12 1 (0.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (38.23%) Agile Software Development
2 178 (28.71%) DevOps
3 139 (22.42%) TDD
4 107 (17.26%) Continuous Integration
5 76 (12.26%) MVC
6 70 (11.29%) Microservices
7 65 (10.48%) E-Commerce
7 65 (10.48%) Scrum
8 60 (9.68%) Migration
9 56 (9.03%) OO
10 43 (6.94%) BDD
10 43 (6.94%) Waterfall
11 41 (6.61%) Multithreading
11 41 (6.61%) SOA
12 39 (6.29%) Business Intelligence
13 37 (5.97%) ETL
14 34 (5.48%) Test Automation
15 33 (5.32%) Problem-Solving
16 32 (5.16%) MVVM
16 32 (5.16%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 239 (38.55%) C#
2 120 (19.35%) SQL
3 112 (18.06%) PowerShell
4 76 (12.26%) JavaScript
5 74 (11.94%) Python
6 69 (11.13%) Java
7 37 (5.97%) T-SQL
8 27 (4.35%) Ruby
9 24 (3.87%) Scala
10 19 (3.06%) VB.NET
11 15 (2.42%) Bash Shell
11 15 (2.42%) TypeScript
12 14 (2.26%) Go
13 11 (1.77%) Java 8
14 8 (1.29%) Perl
15 7 (1.13%) Shell Script
16 5 (0.81%) R
17 4 (0.65%) XPath
18 3 (0.48%) U-SQL
18 3 (0.48%) VB
Qualifications
1 42 (6.77%) Degree
2 17 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (1.77%) MCSE
5 9 (1.45%) CCNA
5 9 (1.45%) Security Cleared
5 9 (1.45%) TOGAF Certification
6 7 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (1.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (0.97%) MCSA
8 5 (0.81%) ISEB
8 5 (0.81%) ISEB Practitioner
8 5 (0.81%) MCP
8 5 (0.81%) SC Cleared
9 4 (0.65%) CCNP
9 4 (0.65%) CISM
9 4 (0.65%) CISSP
10 2 (0.32%) MCITP
10 2 (0.32%) MCTS
11 1 (0.16%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.03%) QA
2 16 (2.58%) GCP
3 7 (1.13%) GDPR
3 7 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.13%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.65%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.65%) SLA
5 3 (0.48%) HIPAA
5 3 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.16%) COBIT
6 1 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.16%) MiFID
System Software
1 105 (16.94%) Docker
2 75 (12.10%) Active Directory
3 35 (5.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (1.77%) HDFS
4 11 (1.77%) Hyper-V
5 10 (1.61%) XenApp
6 7 (1.13%) vCloud
6 7 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (1.13%) vSphere
7 6 (0.97%) Apache Flume
7 6 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.81%) VMware NSX
9 4 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.65%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.48%) NFS
11 2 (0.32%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.32%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.32%) Xen
12 1 (0.16%) KVM
Systems Management
1 59 (9.52%) Ansible
2 58 (9.35%) Opscode Chef
3 46 (7.42%) Puppet
4 44 (7.10%) Kubernetes
5 32 (5.16%) Terraform
6 10 (1.61%) SCCM
7 9 (1.45%) Microsoft Intune
7 9 (1.45%) Salt
8 7 (1.13%) Hadoop YARN
8 7 (1.13%) Mesos
9 5 (0.81%) SCOM
10 4 (0.65%) Backup Exec
10 4 (0.65%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.48%) Consul
11 3 (0.48%) Docker Swarm
11 3 (0.48%) Kibana
11 3 (0.48%) Packer
11 3 (0.48%) Rancher
12 2 (0.32%) Grafana
Vendors
1 159 (25.65%) Microsoft
2 46 (7.42%) VMware
3 33 (5.32%) Google
4 24 (3.87%) Oracle
5 23 (3.71%) Citrix
6 20 (3.23%) Cisco
7 13 (2.10%) Splunk
8 8 (1.29%) Red Hat
8 8 (1.29%) Tableau
9 7 (1.13%) CheckPoint
9 7 (1.13%) MuleSoft
10 6 (0.97%) Cloudera
10 6 (0.97%) Progress
10 6 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (0.81%) Hortonworks
11 5 (0.81%) Ivanti
11 5 (0.81%) MapR
11 5 (0.81%) Sophos
12 4 (0.65%) Meraki
12 4 (0.65%) Sitecore