Period
to 26 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Azure over the 6 months to 26 October 2020 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
England > London
6 months to
26 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 5 7 15
Rank change year-on-year +2 +8 +30
Contract jobs citing Azure 2,321 4,600 4,145
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 16.26% 12.62% 8.96%
As % of the Cloud Services category 46.41% 38.40% 33.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,869 3,547 3,255
Median daily rate £525 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £363 £375 £375
90th Percentile £713 £700 £675
England median daily rate £500 £500 £485
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 20 8
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -9.68% -76.23%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £18.63
% change year-on-year -22.22% +141.61% -56.18%

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 London with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 5,001 11,978 12,313
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 35.04% 32.86% 26.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,493 8,663 9,121
Median daily rate £525 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £325
90th Percentile £713 £688 £675
England median daily rate £500 £500 £480
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 100 81
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% +7.50% -6.54%
10th Percentile £22.43 £17.71 £12.50
90th Percentile £40.48 £53.93 £77.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +55.56% +28.57% -12.50%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Azure as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Azure in London

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Azure in London.

Daily rate trend for Azure in London

Azure
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure in London over the 6 months to 26 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Azure in London

Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Azure in London.

Hourly rate trend for Azure in London

Azure
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Azure in London over the 6 months to 26 October 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Azure in London

Azure
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Azure within the London region over the 6 months to 26 October 2020. 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
Central London +1 333 £525 - 220
West London -5 46 £600 +20.00% 48
South London -14 25 £500 - 11
East London +3 11 £468 -33.21% 40
North London -2 4 £450 -14.29% 6
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 26 October 2020, IT contractor jobs citing 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 London region with a requirement for Azure.

1 895 (38.56%) AWS
2 875 (37.70%) DevOps
3 848 (36.54%) Agile Software Development
4 613 (26.41%) Finance
5 611 (26.32%) Microsoft
6 582 (25.08%) Python
7 525 (22.62%) Java
8 498 (21.46%) SQL
9 478 (20.59%) GCP
10 445 (19.17%) Microservices
11 436 (18.79%) Kubernetes
12 426 (18.35%) Docker
13 378 (16.29%) .NET
14 370 (15.94%) JavaScript
15 354 (15.25%) Web Services
16 336 (14.48%) SQL Server
17 334 (14.39%) C#
18 325 (14.00%) Software Engineering
19 293 (12.62%) Banking
20 283 (12.19%) Google
21 276 (11.89%) Windows
21 276 (11.89%) Jenkins
22 270 (11.63%) Asset Management
23 269 (11.59%) React
24 268 (11.55%) Migration
25 266 (11.46%) Active Directory
26 259 (11.16%) AngularJS
27 248 (10.69%) Terraform
28 240 (10.34%) Investment Management
29 237 (10.21%) Business Intelligence

Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 129 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 94 (4.05%) Apache
3 70 (3.02%) Apache Spark
4 61 (2.63%) Confluence
5 37 (1.59%) Skype for Business
6 31 (1.34%) IIS
7 24 (1.03%) MS Exchange
8 20 (0.86%) WebLogic
9 19 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
10 15 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 13 (0.56%) JBoss
11 13 (0.56%) Tomcat
12 12 (0.52%) MQSeries
13 10 (0.43%) Apache Airflow
13 10 (0.43%) CMS
13 10 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
14 9 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
15 8 (0.34%) nginx
15 8 (0.34%) Red Hat Fuse
15 8 (0.34%) SAS
Applications
1 34 (1.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (0.69%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.17%) Sketch
5 3 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
5 3 (0.13%) Chatbot
5 3 (0.13%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.086%) LibreOffice
6 2 (0.086%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.086%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.043%) Figma
7 1 (0.043%) InVision
7 1 (0.043%) Stata
7 1 (0.043%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 38 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
4 6 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.22%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 4 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.17%) Sentinel
7 3 (0.13%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
8 2 (0.086%) Distributed Ledger
8 2 (0.086%) Magento
8 2 (0.086%) R3 Corda
8 2 (0.086%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.043%) Infor SunSystems
9 1 (0.043%) Markit EDM
9 1 (0.043%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.043%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 1 (0.043%) Oracle iProcurement
9 1 (0.043%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 1 (0.043%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 895 (38.56%) AWS
2 478 (20.59%) GCP
3 216 (9.31%) Office 365
4 211 (9.09%) Power Platform
5 204 (8.79%) Serverless
6 187 (8.06%) PaaS
7 165 (7.11%) Azure Active Directory
8 135 (5.82%) IaaS
9 121 (5.21%) Azure Data Factory
10 111 (4.78%) AWS Lambda
11 106 (4.57%) SaaS
12 93 (4.01%) Amazon ECS
13 90 (3.88%) Dynamics 365
14 79 (3.40%) Apigee
15 78 (3.36%) Azure Functions
16 70 (3.02%) Logic Apps
17 60 (2.59%) PowerApps
18 49 (2.11%) GitHub
19 46 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
20 33 (1.42%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 110 (4.74%) Firewall
2 93 (4.01%) DNS
3 70 (3.02%) VPN
4 51 (2.20%) WAN
5 43 (1.85%) Skype
6 34 (1.46%) DMZ
6 34 (1.46%) LAN
7 32 (1.38%) Internet
8 30 (1.29%) HTTP
9 26 (1.12%) SSL
10 25 (1.08%) DHCP
10 25 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
11 24 (1.03%) Network Security
11 24 (1.03%) SAN
12 23 (0.99%) TCP/IP
13 21 (0.90%) Wireless
14 18 (0.78%) HTTPS
15 16 (0.69%) Intranet
16 13 (0.56%) VoIP
17 11 (0.47%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 336 (14.48%) SQL Server
2 178 (7.67%) Data Warehouse
3 152 (6.55%) Power BI
4 130 (5.60%) NoSQL
4 130 (5.60%) PostgreSQL
5 129 (5.56%) MySQL
6 128 (5.51%) Data Lake
7 114 (4.91%) Azure SQL Database
8 112 (4.83%) Big Data
9 103 (4.44%) MongoDB
10 90 (3.88%) Amazon Redshift
11 73 (3.15%) Cosmos DB
12 64 (2.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 55 (2.37%) Hadoop
14 50 (2.15%) Relational Database
15 40 (1.72%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 38 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 27 (1.16%) Tableau
18 24 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 22 (0.95%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 276 (11.89%) Jenkins
2 230 (9.91%) Git (software)
3 114 (4.91%) GitLab
4 103 (4.44%) Artifactory
5 102 (4.39%) JIRA
6 66 (2.84%) Visual Studio Team System
7 44 (1.90%) Maven
8 43 (1.85%) RStudio
9 41 (1.77%) Selenium
10 36 (1.55%) Octopus Deploy
11 35 (1.51%) Team Foundation Server
12 28 (1.21%) Mockito
12 28 (1.21%) TeamCity
13 27 (1.16%) Gradle
14 26 (1.12%) Visual Studio
15 20 (0.86%) Jasmine
15 20 (0.86%) SonarQube
16 19 (0.82%) Sonatype Nexus
16 19 (0.82%) Subversion
17 18 (0.78%) CircleCI
General
1 613 (26.41%) Finance
2 293 (12.62%) Banking
3 185 (7.97%) Front Office
4 146 (6.29%) Public Sector
5 101 (4.35%) Investment Banking
6 57 (2.46%) Marketing
7 48 (2.07%) Back Office
8 45 (1.94%) Retail
9 28 (1.21%) Manufacturing
10 23 (0.99%) Electronics
10 23 (0.99%) Telecoms
11 21 (0.90%) Financial Institution
11 21 (0.90%) Legal
12 16 (0.69%) Law
13 14 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
14 13 (0.56%) Local Government
15 12 (0.52%) Advertising
15 12 (0.52%) Retail Banking
16 10 (0.43%) Publishing
17 7 (0.30%) Games
Job Titles
1 805 (34.68%) Developer
2 387 (16.67%) Architect
3 200 (8.62%) Azure Engineer
4 171 (7.37%) DevOps Engineer
5 170 (7.32%) Java Developer
6 154 (6.64%) Azure Developer
7 137 (5.90%) AWS Engineer
8 125 (5.39%) Consultant
9 114 (4.91%) Cloud Architect
9 114 (4.91%) Python Developer
10 113 (4.87%) AWS Developer
11 111 (4.78%) Azure Architect
11 111 (4.78%) Software Engineer
12 110 (4.74%) Data Engineer
13 108 (4.65%) .NET Developer
14 107 (4.61%) JavaScript Developer
15 100 (4.31%) Senior Developer
16 96 (4.14%) Solutions Architect
17 89 (3.83%) Analyst
18 85 (3.66%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 378 (16.29%) .NET
2 354 (15.25%) Web Services
3 269 (11.59%) React
4 259 (11.16%) AngularJS
5 163 (7.02%) Node.js
6 149 (6.42%) .NET Core
7 140 (6.03%) HTML
8 133 (5.73%) Vue.js
9 115 (4.95%) Kafka
10 106 (4.57%) RESTful
11 100 (4.31%) ASP.NET
12 93 (4.01%) HTML5
13 90 (3.88%) REST
14 88 (3.79%) CSS
15 84 (3.62%) Spring
16 81 (3.49%) OAuth
17 79 (3.40%) gRPC
18 76 (3.27%) Swagger
19 66 (2.84%) JSON
20 63 (2.71%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 229 (9.87%) Hedge funds
2 186 (8.01%) Derivative
3 178 (7.67%) Fixed Income
4 157 (6.76%) Greenfield Project
5 146 (6.29%) Equities
6 121 (5.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 117 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
8 92 (3.96%) Data Centre
8 92 (3.96%) Public Cloud
9 64 (2.76%) Management Information System
10 58 (2.50%) Cloud Native
11 55 (2.37%) User Experience
12 44 (1.90%) Blog
13 40 (1.72%) Hybrid Cloud
14 35 (1.51%) Self-Motivation
15 33 (1.42%) Private Cloud
16 32 (1.38%) Data Structures
17 31 (1.34%) Virtual Team
18 27 (1.16%) FMCG
19 24 (1.03%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 276 (11.89%) Windows
2 212 (9.13%) Linux
3 101 (4.35%) Windows Server
4 60 (2.59%) Windows 10
5 54 (2.33%) Unix
6 36 (1.55%) Windows Server 2016
7 35 (1.51%) Apple iOS
8 31 (1.34%) Android
8 31 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
9 30 (1.29%) Mac OS X
10 23 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 21 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
12 15 (0.65%) Windows 7
12 15 (0.65%) Windows Mobile
12 15 (0.65%) Windows Server 2019
13 14 (0.60%) VMS
14 12 (0.52%) Ubuntu
15 11 (0.47%) Debian
16 10 (0.43%) CentOS
16 10 (0.43%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 875 (37.70%) DevOps
2 848 (36.54%) Agile Software Development
3 445 (19.17%) Microservices
4 325 (14.00%) Software Engineering
5 270 (11.63%) Asset Management
6 268 (11.55%) Migration
7 240 (10.34%) Investment Management
8 237 (10.21%) Business Intelligence
9 232 (10.00%) Scrum
10 224 (9.65%) TDD
11 200 (8.62%) Analytics
12 181 (7.80%) Test Automation
13 151 (6.51%) Problem-Solving
14 134 (5.77%) Open Source
15 128 (5.51%) Data Modelling
16 124 (5.34%) BDD
17 111 (4.78%) Infrastructure as Code
18 107 (4.61%) Continuous Integration
19 97 (4.18%) Data Architecture
20 92 (3.96%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 582 (25.08%) Python
2 525 (22.62%) Java
3 498 (21.46%) SQL
4 370 (15.94%) JavaScript
5 334 (14.39%) C#
6 223 (9.61%) PowerShell
7 93 (4.01%) Java 8
8 81 (3.49%) R
9 73 (3.15%) Bash Shell
10 71 (3.06%) Scala
11 62 (2.67%) T-SQL
12 54 (2.33%) TypeScript
13 52 (2.24%) C
13 52 (2.24%) Go
14 42 (1.81%) Shell Script
15 39 (1.68%) Ruby
16 38 (1.64%) C++
17 32 (1.38%) Perl
17 32 (1.38%) PHP
18 31 (1.34%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 223 (9.61%) Security Cleared
2 181 (7.80%) SC Cleared
3 71 (3.06%) Degree
4 39 (1.68%) DV Cleared
5 37 (1.59%) CISSP
6 30 (1.29%) BPSS Clearance
7 27 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
8 25 (1.08%) Sun Certification
9 23 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
10 21 (0.90%) Master's Degree
11 15 (0.65%) MCSE
12 14 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
13 12 (0.52%) CCNA
13 12 (0.52%) DBS Check
14 9 (0.39%) ISEB
15 8 (0.34%) CCNP
15 8 (0.34%) CISM
15 8 (0.34%) MCSA
15 8 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 7 (0.30%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (2.71%) QA
2 27 (1.16%) GDPR
2 27 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (1.03%) Data Quality
4 13 (0.56%) NIST
5 11 (0.47%) SLA
6 9 (0.39%) PMO
7 7 (0.30%) NCSC
8 5 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.17%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.13%) COBIT
10 3 (0.13%) HIPAA
10 3 (0.13%) MiFID
11 2 (0.086%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.043%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.043%) IFRS
12 1 (0.043%) ISO 13485
12 1 (0.043%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.043%) SEPA
12 1 (0.043%) Solvency II
System Software
1 426 (18.35%) Docker
2 266 (11.46%) Active Directory
3 67 (2.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 35 (1.51%) Hyper-V
5 23 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
6 21 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (0.39%) vSphere
8 8 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
9 7 (0.30%) HDFS
9 7 (0.30%) XenApp
10 5 (0.22%) LXC
10 5 (0.22%) vCloud
10 5 (0.22%) VMware NSX
10 5 (0.22%) Xen
11 4 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 3 (0.13%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 3 (0.13%) Gluster
12 3 (0.13%) KVM
12 3 (0.13%) oVirt
13 2 (0.086%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 436 (18.79%) Kubernetes
2 248 (10.69%) Terraform
3 151 (6.51%) Ansible
4 59 (2.54%) Microsoft Intune
4 59 (2.54%) Opscode Chef
4 59 (2.54%) Puppet
5 44 (1.90%) SCCM
6 42 (1.81%) Single Sign-On
7 30 (1.29%) Prometheus
8 21 (0.90%) SCOM
9 17 (0.73%) Grafana
10 13 (0.56%) Salt
11 12 (0.52%) QRadar
11 12 (0.52%) Rundeck
11 12 (0.52%) Zipkin
12 10 (0.43%) Microsoft Clustering
12 10 (0.43%) WSUS
13 9 (0.39%) Nagios
14 8 (0.34%) Nessus
14 8 (0.34%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 611 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 283 (12.19%) Google
3 157 (6.76%) Databricks
4 148 (6.38%) Oracle
5 101 (4.35%) VMware
6 71 (3.06%) Cisco
7 58 (2.50%) SAP
8 54 (2.33%) Splunk
9 47 (2.02%) Citrix
10 33 (1.42%) Red Hat
11 31 (1.34%) StreamSets
12 30 (1.29%) HP
12 30 (1.29%) Palo Alto
13 29 (1.25%) Atlassian
13 29 (1.25%) MuleSoft
14 28 (1.21%) Cloudera
14 28 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
15 21 (0.90%) ServiceNow
16 19 (0.82%) Dell
17 17 (0.73%) SaltStack