Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 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
22 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 19 48
Rank change year-on-year +13 +29 +66
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 913 620 261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.57% 8.81% 4.25%
As % of the Cloud Services category 46.20% 38.80% 29.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 736 527 214
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +8.11% -1.33%
10th Percentile £406 £400 £350
90th Percentile £663 £661 £625
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -4.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
City of London median hourly rate £40.25 £55.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.82% - -
Central London median hourly rate £40.25 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year +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 1,976 1,598 893
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 29.38% 22.70% 14.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,546 1,297 725
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +6.08%
10th Percentile £363 £333 £350
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 9
City of London median hourly rate £19.63 £20.61 £21.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.79% -2.56% -8.02%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £13.66
90th Percentile £37.58 £49.83 £29.77
Central London median hourly rate £19.25 £20.00 £18.57
% change year-on-year -3.75% +7.72% -7.16%

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 April 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 22 April 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 22 April 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 0 105 £525 -4.55%
Moorgate +2 36 £550 -
Microsoft Azure
Central London

For the 6 months to 22 April 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.

1 312 (34.17%) Amazon AWS
2 292 (31.98%) Finance
3 280 (30.67%) Agile Software Development
4 261 (28.59%) SQL
5 259 (28.37%) DevOps
6 254 (27.82%) Microsoft
7 209 (22.89%) C#
8 193 (21.14%) .NET
9 160 (17.52%) Microservices
10 159 (17.42%) Windows
11 148 (16.21%) Active Directory
12 144 (15.77%) Docker
13 143 (15.66%) Kubernetes
14 140 (15.33%) PowerShell
14 140 (15.33%) Migration
15 136 (14.90%) TDD
16 134 (14.68%) SQL Server
17 133 (14.57%) Office 365
18 131 (14.35%) Python
19 103 (11.28%) Azure SQL Database
20 101 (11.06%) JavaScript
21 98 (10.73%) Scrum
22 92 (10.08%) Google Cloud Platform
23 90 (9.86%) AngularJS
23 90 (9.86%) Google
24 89 (9.75%) Java
24 89 (9.75%) Linux
25 87 (9.53%) Git (software)
26 86 (9.42%) Visual Studio Team System
27 85 (9.31%) .NET Core

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 58 (6.35%) SharePoint
2 55 (6.02%) Apache Spark
3 46 (5.04%) Apache
4 36 (3.94%) Apache Airflow
5 27 (2.96%) Tomcat
6 24 (2.63%) MS Exchange
6 24 (2.63%) OpenStack
7 21 (2.30%) WebLogic
7 21 (2.30%) WebSphere
8 17 (1.86%) IIS
8 17 (1.86%) Skype for Business
9 16 (1.75%) Confluence
10 13 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
10 13 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2013
11 9 (0.99%) Cloud Foundry
12 8 (0.88%) CMS
13 5 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
14 4 (0.44%) SAS
14 4 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
15 3 (0.33%) nginx
Applications
1 28 (3.07%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.22%) InfoPath
3 2 (0.22%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.77%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.22%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.11%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.11%) Magento
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 312 (34.17%) Amazon AWS
2 133 (14.57%) Office 365
3 92 (10.08%) Google Cloud Platform
4 79 (8.65%) Serverless
5 77 (8.43%) Azure Active Directory
6 72 (7.89%) PaaS
7 52 (5.70%) IaaS
8 32 (3.50%) Azure Functions
8 32 (3.50%) SaaS
9 25 (2.74%) AWS Lambda
9 25 (2.74%) Azure Data Factory
10 24 (2.63%) GitHub
11 14 (1.53%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
12 12 (1.31%) Dynamics 365
13 10 (1.10%) Yammer
14 9 (0.99%) OneDrive
14 9 (0.99%) OpenShift
15 7 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
15 7 (0.77%) Data Lake Analytics
16 6 (0.66%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (5.70%) Firewall
2 49 (5.37%) DNS
3 25 (2.74%) DHCP
4 18 (1.97%) TCP/IP
4 18 (1.97%) WAN
5 17 (1.86%) LAN
6 14 (1.53%) SAN
6 14 (1.53%) Skype
7 13 (1.42%) Internet
8 12 (1.31%) Network Security
8 12 (1.31%) VPN
9 11 (1.20%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (1.20%) OSPF
10 9 (0.99%) IP Telephony
10 9 (0.99%) MPLS
10 9 (0.99%) Wireless
11 7 (0.77%) BGP
11 7 (0.77%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (0.77%) SMTP
12 6 (0.66%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (14.68%) SQL Server
2 103 (11.28%) Azure SQL Database
3 84 (9.20%) Big Data
4 57 (6.24%) NoSQL
5 56 (6.13%) Cosmos DB
6 52 (5.70%) Data Lake
7 49 (5.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 47 (5.15%) Power BI
9 46 (5.04%) Data Warehouse
10 42 (4.60%) MySQL
11 40 (4.38%) PostgreSQL
12 39 (4.27%) Redis
13 28 (3.07%) MongoDB
14 27 (2.96%) Relational Database
15 23 (2.52%) Hadoop
16 20 (2.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 19 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 18 (1.97%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
19 17 (1.86%) Apache Cassandra
19 17 (1.86%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 87 (9.53%) Git (software)
2 86 (9.42%) Visual Studio Team System
3 65 (7.12%) Jenkins
4 55 (6.02%) Team Foundation Server
5 43 (4.71%) TeamCity
6 41 (4.49%) Octopus Deploy
6 41 (4.49%) Visual Studio
7 36 (3.94%) JIRA
8 31 (3.40%) MSTest
9 29 (3.18%) NUnit
10 23 (2.52%) SpecFlow
11 20 (2.19%) Selenium
12 11 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 11 (1.20%) CircleCI
13 10 (1.10%) gulp
14 9 (0.99%) git-flow
14 9 (0.99%) GitLab
14 9 (0.99%) webpack
15 8 (0.88%) Grunt
15 8 (0.88%) Travis CI
General
1 292 (31.98%) Finance
2 45 (4.93%) Banking
3 25 (2.74%) Retail
4 17 (1.86%) Advertising
5 15 (1.64%) Front Office
5 15 (1.64%) Law
6 12 (1.31%) Investment Banking
7 11 (1.20%) Financial Institution
7 11 (1.20%) Legal
8 9 (0.99%) Marketing
9 4 (0.44%) Publishing
9 4 (0.44%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.33%) Games
11 2 (0.22%) Automotive
11 2 (0.22%) Back Office
11 2 (0.22%) Billing
11 2 (0.22%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.11%) Electronics
12 1 (0.11%) French Language
12 1 (0.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 247 (27.05%) Developer
2 132 (14.46%) Azure Engineer
3 125 (13.69%) DevOps Engineer
4 107 (11.72%) Architect
5 105 (11.50%) Azure DevOps
6 88 (9.64%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 61 (6.68%) Data Engineer
8 56 (6.13%) .NET Developer
9 53 (5.81%) Azure Developer
10 52 (5.70%) Senior Developer
11 47 (5.15%) C# Developer
12 43 (4.71%) Python Engineer
13 41 (4.49%) Big Data Engineer
14 40 (4.38%) Azure Architect
15 39 (4.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 34 (3.72%) Analyst
17 31 (3.40%) Java Developer
18 26 (2.85%) Linux Engineer
19 24 (2.63%) Project Manager
20 20 (2.19%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 193 (21.14%) .NET
2 90 (9.86%) AngularJS
3 85 (9.31%) .NET Core
4 68 (7.45%) Node.js
5 54 (5.91%) HTML
5 54 (5.91%) JSON
6 52 (5.70%) RESTful
7 47 (5.15%) REST
8 46 (5.04%) CSS
9 44 (4.82%) React
10 40 (4.38%) ASP.NET
11 38 (4.16%) .NET Framework
12 37 (4.05%) PySpark
13 30 (3.29%) ASP.NET Web API
13 30 (3.29%) Kafka
14 26 (2.85%) Redux
14 26 (2.85%) Web Services
15 25 (2.74%) jQuery
16 24 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC
17 23 (2.52%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 83 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
2 56 (6.13%) Fintech
3 49 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (3.40%) Public Cloud
5 30 (3.29%) Data Centre
6 21 (2.30%) User Experience
7 16 (1.75%) Mobile App
8 14 (1.53%) Tandem
9 13 (1.42%) Hybrid Cloud
10 10 (1.10%) Algorithms
11 9 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (0.99%) Hedge funds
12 8 (0.88%) PKI
13 7 (0.77%) Equities
13 7 (0.77%) Replication
13 7 (0.77%) Self-Motivation
14 6 (0.66%) Cloud Native
14 6 (0.66%) Clustering
14 6 (0.66%) Data Structures
15 5 (0.55%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 159 (17.42%) Windows
2 89 (9.75%) Linux
3 68 (7.45%) Windows Server
4 35 (3.83%) Windows 10
5 24 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (2.63%) Unix
6 17 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (1.20%) Apple iOS
8 11 (1.20%) Windows 7
9 10 (1.10%) Android
10 7 (0.77%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.55%) CentOS
11 5 (0.55%) Mac OS
11 5 (0.55%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.33%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.33%) Solaris
13 1 (0.11%) AIX
13 1 (0.11%) Debian
13 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 280 (30.67%) Agile Software Development
2 259 (28.37%) DevOps
3 160 (17.52%) Microservices
4 140 (15.33%) Migration
5 136 (14.90%) TDD
6 98 (10.73%) Scrum
7 75 (8.21%) Continuous Integration
8 71 (7.78%) Data Science
9 63 (6.90%) Analytics
10 62 (6.79%) Business Intelligence
11 59 (6.46%) Problem-Solving
12 52 (5.70%) Test Automation
13 51 (5.59%) BDD
14 50 (5.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 49 (5.37%) Mentoring
16 46 (5.04%) MVC
17 45 (4.93%) Data Engineering
17 45 (4.93%) OO
18 44 (4.82%) Software Engineering
19 43 (4.71%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 261 (28.59%) SQL
2 209 (22.89%) C#
3 140 (15.33%) PowerShell
4 131 (14.35%) Python
5 101 (11.06%) JavaScript
6 89 (9.75%) Java
7 44 (4.82%) T-SQL
8 27 (2.96%) TypeScript
9 22 (2.41%) ES6
10 21 (2.30%) Bash Shell
11 14 (1.53%) R
12 13 (1.42%) PL/SQL
12 13 (1.42%) VB
13 12 (1.31%) Go
13 12 (1.31%) Ruby
14 11 (1.20%) PHP
14 11 (1.20%) Scala
14 11 (1.20%) Shell Script
15 8 (0.88%) Perl
16 7 (0.77%) C++
Qualifications
1 34 (3.72%) Degree
2 16 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (1.20%) Security Cleared
4 10 (1.10%) SC Cleared
5 8 (0.88%) CCIE
6 7 (0.77%) CISSP
6 7 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 6 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (0.66%) ISEB
7 6 (0.66%) ISTQB
7 6 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (0.66%) Master's Degree
7 6 (0.66%) MCSA
8 5 (0.55%) CISM
9 4 (0.44%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.44%) PMP
10 3 (0.33%) CCNA
10 3 (0.33%) CCNP
10 3 (0.33%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.31%) QA
2 7 (0.77%) Data Quality
2 7 (0.77%) Solvency II
3 6 (0.66%) GDPR
4 4 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.33%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 2 (0.22%) PSD2
6 2 (0.22%) SLA
7 1 (0.11%) COBIT
7 1 (0.11%) FATCA
7 1 (0.11%) FedRAMP
7 1 (0.11%) FISMA
7 1 (0.11%) IFRS
7 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.11%) MiFID
7 1 (0.11%) PMO
7 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.11%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 148 (16.21%) Active Directory
2 144 (15.77%) Docker
3 26 (2.85%) Hyper-V
4 22 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (0.99%) XenApp
7 8 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (0.55%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.44%) XenServer
10 2 (0.22%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.22%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.22%) vCloud
10 2 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.11%) HDFS
11 1 (0.11%) LXC
11 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.11%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 143 (15.66%) Kubernetes
2 81 (8.87%) Terraform
3 74 (8.11%) Ansible
4 61 (6.68%) Opscode Chef
5 58 (6.35%) SCCM
6 45 (4.93%) Puppet
7 18 (1.97%) Microsoft Intune
8 13 (1.42%) SCOM
8 13 (1.42%) Single Sign-On
9 6 (0.66%) SCOrch
10 5 (0.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 5 (0.55%) HP SIM
10 5 (0.55%) Jamf Pro
11 4 (0.44%) Mesos
11 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (0.44%) NetBackup
12 3 (0.33%) AirWatch
12 3 (0.33%) SCSM
12 3 (0.33%) SCVMM
12 3 (0.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 254 (27.82%) Microsoft
2 90 (9.86%) Google
3 64 (7.01%) Oracle
4 50 (5.48%) VMware
5 32 (3.50%) Cisco
6 27 (2.96%) Citrix
7 20 (2.19%) Splunk
8 17 (1.86%) CheckPoint
9 16 (1.75%) F5
10 15 (1.64%) Tableau
11 14 (1.53%) HP
12 11 (1.20%) Dell
12 11 (1.20%) Palo Alto
13 8 (0.88%) IBM
13 8 (0.88%) NetApp
14 7 (0.77%) Informatica
14 7 (0.77%) Meraki
14 7 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
14 7 (0.77%) ServiceNow
15 6 (0.66%) SaltStack