Period
to 20 April 2021

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 20 April 2021 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
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 4 5 10
Rank change year-on-year +1 +5 +14
Contract jobs citing Azure 3,975 3,298 4,956
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 17.92% 13.99% 11.74%
As % of the Cloud Services category 47.20% 40.87% 38.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,832 2,404 3,735
10th Percentile £375 £375 £400
25th Percentile £438 £437 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £525
75th Percentile £625 £620 £600
90th Percentile £699 £700 £675
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 6
10th Percentile £28.50 £22.10 £15.63
25th Percentile £41.38 £52.50 £20.73
Median hourly rate £55.00 £72.50 £24.17
Median % change year-on-year -24.14% +199.99% -26.77%
75th Percentile £65.75 £78.75 £34.31
90th Percentile £68.36 " £42.50
England median hourly rate £47.47 £54.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -12.09% +20.00% +59.94%

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 8,421 8,070 12,865
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.97% 34.23% 30.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,201 5,996 9,450
10th Percentile £358 £319 £350
25th Percentile £425 £425 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £525
75th Percentile £613 £616 £600
90th Percentile £694 £700 £675
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 59 72
10th Percentile £20.00 £15.00 £12.50
25th Percentile £21.99 £19.35 £13.44
Median hourly rate £42.00 £25.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +68.00% +25.00% -24.80%
75th Percentile £64.38 £61.13 £29.07
90th Percentile £68.00 £78.75 £57.00
England median hourly rate £21.05 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.25% +14.29% -7.89%

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 20 April 2021.

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 20 April 2021.

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 20 April 2021. 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 +2 460 £525 +3.96% 400
West London -3 53 £563 +19.05% 87
South London +4 23 £450 -5.26% 24
East London -6 8 £500 -4.76% 76
North London 0 1 £488 -4.88% 18
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 2021, 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 1,363 (34.29%) DevOps
2 1,333 (33.53%) AWS
3 1,330 (33.46%) Agile Software Development
4 1,094 (27.52%) Microsoft
5 931 (23.42%) Finance
6 866 (21.79%) SQL
7 846 (21.28%) Python
8 782 (19.67%) .NET
9 659 (16.58%) C#
10 658 (16.55%) Kubernetes
11 607 (15.27%) JavaScript
12 604 (15.19%) GCP
13 591 (14.87%) Terraform
14 583 (14.67%) Docker
15 557 (14.01%) Microservices
16 555 (13.96%) Java
17 515 (12.96%) Software Engineering
18 473 (11.90%) Windows
19 451 (11.35%) PowerShell
20 437 (10.99%) SQL Server
21 430 (10.82%) Analytics
22 428 (10.77%) Active Directory
23 426 (10.72%) React
24 424 (10.67%) Microsoft 365
25 414 (10.42%) TDD
26 390 (9.81%) Git (software)
27 387 (9.74%) Power Platform
28 383 (9.64%) Security Cleared
29 381 (9.58%) Migration
30 349 (8.78%) 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
1 205 (5.16%) SharePoint
2 112 (2.82%) Apache Spark
3 83 (2.09%) Confluence
4 53 (1.33%) Apache
5 47 (1.18%) MS Exchange
6 44 (1.11%) Apache Airflow
7 42 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
8 40 (1.01%) Skype for Business
9 34 (0.86%) CMS
10 31 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
11 28 (0.70%) IIS
12 24 (0.60%) NServiceBus
13 23 (0.58%) Cloud Foundry
14 19 (0.48%) Jupyter
15 17 (0.43%) SAS
16 12 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
16 12 (0.30%) nginx
17 11 (0.28%) Headless CMS
18 10 (0.25%) OpenStack
18 10 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 61 (1.53%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (0.55%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.075%) Chatbot
7 3 (0.075%) Gephi
8 2 (0.050%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.050%) Adobe XD
8 2 (0.050%) Autodesk Flame
8 2 (0.050%) CINEMA 4D
8 2 (0.050%) Maya
8 2 (0.050%) NUKE
8 2 (0.050%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.050%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 48 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.30%) Sentinel
3 10 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.25%) SAP Hybris
4 8 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
5 6 (0.15%) Aligne
6 5 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
6 5 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.10%) R3 Corda
8 3 (0.075%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.050%) Payment Gateway
9 2 (0.050%) SAP MDG
9 2 (0.050%) Shopify
9 2 (0.050%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 2 (0.050%) Unit4 Business World
10 1 (0.025%) Markit EDM
10 1 (0.025%) Oracle BPM
10 1 (0.025%) SAP GRC
10 1 (0.025%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 1,333 (33.53%) AWS
2 604 (15.19%) GCP
3 424 (10.67%) Microsoft 365
4 387 (9.74%) Power Platform
5 339 (8.53%) Serverless
6 317 (7.97%) PaaS
7 281 (7.07%) Azure Active Directory
8 229 (5.76%) IaaS
9 194 (4.88%) Azure Data Factory
10 185 (4.65%) Azure Functions
11 177 (4.45%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 157 (3.95%) Azure Logic Apps
13 154 (3.87%) SaaS
14 135 (3.40%) GitHub
15 125 (3.14%) PowerApps
16 121 (3.04%) Azure Service Bus
17 116 (2.92%) Azure Synapse Analytics
18 102 (2.57%) Dynamics 365
19 91 (2.29%) Azure Storage
20 86 (2.16%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 161 (4.05%) Firewall
2 115 (2.89%) DNS
3 84 (2.11%) VPN
4 71 (1.79%) Network Security
4 71 (1.79%) WAN
5 53 (1.33%) DHCP
6 43 (1.08%) Skype
6 43 (1.08%) TCP/IP
7 38 (0.96%) LAN
8 37 (0.93%) SAN
9 35 (0.88%) MPLS
10 33 (0.83%) Internet
11 32 (0.81%) HTTP
11 32 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
12 31 (0.78%) Wireless
13 25 (0.63%) Intranet
14 22 (0.55%) DMZ
15 19 (0.48%) SSL
16 18 (0.45%) OSPF
17 17 (0.43%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 437 (10.99%) SQL Server
2 278 (6.99%) Power BI
3 241 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
4 230 (5.79%) Azure SQL Database
5 174 (4.38%) Data Lake
6 169 (4.25%) Big Data
7 145 (3.65%) NoSQL
8 116 (2.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 103 (2.59%) PostgreSQL
10 100 (2.52%) MongoDB
11 85 (2.14%) Tableau
12 73 (1.84%) Relational Database
13 61 (1.53%) MySQL
14 60 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 57 (1.43%) Hadoop
16 53 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 52 (1.31%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
18 38 (0.96%) Apache Hive
19 32 (0.81%) Redis
20 31 (0.78%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 390 (9.81%) Git (software)
2 298 (7.50%) Jenkins
3 223 (5.61%) JIRA
4 84 (2.11%) Visual Studio Team System
5 78 (1.96%) Octopus Deploy
6 71 (1.79%) Selenium
7 67 (1.69%) Visual Studio
8 66 (1.66%) webpack
9 65 (1.64%) GitLab
10 56 (1.41%) TeamCity
11 51 (1.28%) Maven
12 37 (0.93%) Cucumber
12 37 (0.93%) SonarQube
13 34 (0.86%) Bitbucket
14 33 (0.83%) Gradle
14 33 (0.83%) JUnit
14 33 (0.83%) SpecFlow
15 32 (0.81%) PowerDesigner
16 30 (0.75%) Postman
17 29 (0.73%) git-flow
General
1 931 (23.42%) Finance
2 239 (6.01%) Banking
3 216 (5.43%) Public Sector
4 188 (4.73%) Front Office
5 106 (2.67%) Marketing
6 93 (2.34%) Retail
7 61 (1.53%) Telecoms
8 53 (1.33%) Manufacturing
9 41 (1.03%) Investment Banking
9 41 (1.03%) Law
10 39 (0.98%) Electronics
11 38 (0.96%) Legal
12 34 (0.86%) Back Office
13 23 (0.58%) Financial Institution
14 20 (0.50%) Retail Banking
15 19 (0.48%) Publishing
16 18 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
17 17 (0.43%) Billing
18 15 (0.38%) Advertising
19 13 (0.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 1,113 (28.00%) Developer
2 651 (16.38%) Architect
3 412 (10.36%) Azure Engineer
4 319 (8.03%) DevOps Engineer
5 242 (6.09%) .NET Developer
6 239 (6.01%) Analyst
7 232 (5.84%) Azure Architect
8 213 (5.36%) React Developer
9 197 (4.96%) Consultant
10 192 (4.83%) Data Engineer
11 172 (4.33%) Solutions Architect
12 162 (4.08%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 157 (3.95%) Azure Developer
14 142 (3.57%) Software Engineer
15 139 (3.50%) Full Stack Developer
16 135 (3.40%) Cloud Architect
17 131 (3.30%) Azure DevOps
17 131 (3.30%) Cloud Engineer
18 122 (3.07%) C# Developer
18 122 (3.07%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 782 (19.67%) .NET
2 426 (10.72%) React
3 326 (8.20%) .NET Core
4 322 (8.10%) Node.js
5 313 (7.87%) AngularJS
6 305 (7.67%) Web Services
7 239 (6.01%) CSS
8 229 (5.76%) HTML
9 211 (5.31%) REST
10 159 (4.00%) Kafka
11 141 (3.55%) ASP.NET
11 141 (3.55%) JSON
12 130 (3.27%) GraphQL
13 122 (3.07%) Spring
14 107 (2.69%) HTML5
15 106 (2.67%) ASP.NET Web API
16 100 (2.52%) .NET Framework
17 99 (2.49%) Redux
17 99 (2.49%) RESTful
18 84 (2.11%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 211 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
2 206 (5.18%) Greenfield Project
3 174 (4.38%) Cloud Native
3 174 (4.38%) User Experience
4 153 (3.85%) Public Cloud
5 148 (3.72%) Data Centre
6 82 (2.06%) Self-Motivation
7 77 (1.94%) Fixed Income
8 76 (1.91%) Algorithms
9 62 (1.56%) Data Structures
10 58 (1.46%) Derivative
11 56 (1.41%) Mobile App
12 52 (1.31%) Blog
13 48 (1.21%) Equities
13 48 (1.21%) Hedge funds
13 48 (1.21%) Private Cloud
14 47 (1.18%) Management Information System
14 47 (1.18%) Virtual Team
15 44 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
16 38 (0.96%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 473 (11.90%) Windows
2 272 (6.84%) Linux
3 140 (3.52%) Windows Server
4 99 (2.49%) Windows 10
5 66 (1.66%) Apple iOS
6 65 (1.64%) Android
7 64 (1.61%) Unix
8 49 (1.23%) Windows Server 2016
9 46 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
10 36 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
11 30 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 26 (0.65%) Windows Server 2019
13 20 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
14 17 (0.43%) Windows 7
15 16 (0.40%) VMS
16 14 (0.35%) CentOS
17 12 (0.30%) Solaris
17 12 (0.30%) Ubuntu
18 11 (0.28%) Mac OS X
19 7 (0.18%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,363 (34.29%) DevOps
2 1,330 (33.46%) Agile Software Development
3 557 (14.01%) Microservices
4 515 (12.96%) Software Engineering
5 430 (10.82%) Analytics
6 414 (10.42%) TDD
7 381 (9.58%) Migration
8 349 (8.78%) Business Intelligence
9 340 (8.55%) Scrum
10 321 (8.08%) Test Automation
11 268 (6.74%) Data Modelling
12 261 (6.57%) Problem-Solving
13 240 (6.04%) Stakeholder Management
14 225 (5.66%) Infrastructure as Code
15 211 (5.31%) Continuous Integration
16 208 (5.23%) SDLC
17 206 (5.18%) BDD
18 193 (4.86%) Open Source
19 181 (4.55%) ETL
20 171 (4.30%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 866 (21.79%) SQL
2 846 (21.28%) Python
3 659 (16.58%) C#
4 607 (15.27%) JavaScript
5 555 (13.96%) Java
6 451 (11.35%) PowerShell
7 192 (4.83%) TypeScript
8 127 (3.19%) T-SQL
9 121 (3.04%) Bash Shell
10 120 (3.02%) Kotlin
11 108 (2.72%) Go
12 104 (2.62%) C++
13 101 (2.54%) Scala
14 76 (1.91%) Java 8
15 70 (1.76%) PL/SQL
16 64 (1.61%) R
17 54 (1.36%) ES6
18 44 (1.11%) Ruby
19 39 (0.98%) PHP
20 32 (0.81%) C
Qualifications
1 383 (9.64%) Security Cleared
2 337 (8.48%) SC Cleared
3 206 (5.18%) Degree
4 52 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 42 (1.06%) CISSP
6 34 (0.86%) DV Cleared
7 33 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
7 33 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
8 32 (0.81%) PhD
9 22 (0.55%) CISM
10 20 (0.50%) AWS Certification
11 18 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
11 18 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
12 17 (0.43%) MCSE
13 16 (0.40%) ISEB
14 14 (0.35%) CCNP
15 13 (0.33%) ISTQB
16 12 (0.30%) CCNA
17 10 (0.25%) MCSA
18 8 (0.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (3.55%) QA
2 84 (2.11%) Data Quality
3 41 (1.03%) GDPR
4 36 (0.91%) SLA
5 32 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 23 (0.58%) NIST
7 18 (0.45%) WCAG
8 14 (0.35%) PMO
9 11 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 9 (0.23%) PCI DSS
11 7 (0.18%) COBIT
11 7 (0.18%) NCSC
12 6 (0.15%) IFRS
13 5 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
14 4 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
14 4 (0.10%) GRC
14 4 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 4 (0.10%) NIST 800
15 3 (0.075%) HIPAA
15 3 (0.075%) SOC 2
System Software
1 583 (14.67%) Docker
2 428 (10.77%) Active Directory
3 121 (3.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 57 (1.43%) Hyper-V
5 40 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
6 33 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
7 31 (0.78%) vSphere
8 21 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
9 19 (0.48%) XenApp
10 16 (0.40%) HDFS
11 14 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 10 (0.25%) KVM
12 10 (0.25%) Xen
12 10 (0.25%) XenDesktop
13 8 (0.20%) NFS
13 8 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
14 7 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
14 7 (0.18%) VMware NSX
15 5 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
15 5 (0.13%) Samba
Systems Management
1 658 (16.55%) Kubernetes
2 591 (14.87%) Terraform
3 247 (6.21%) Ansible
4 120 (3.02%) Microsoft Intune
5 84 (2.11%) Puppet
6 70 (1.76%) SCCM
7 69 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
8 46 (1.16%) Single Sign-On
9 25 (0.63%) Prometheus
10 20 (0.50%) Packer
11 19 (0.48%) Grafana
12 16 (0.40%) vRealize
12 16 (0.40%) vRealize Orchestrator
13 13 (0.33%) vCenter Server
14 11 (0.28%) SCOM
14 11 (0.28%) Tivoli
15 10 (0.25%) Microsoft Clustering
15 10 (0.25%) Salt
16 9 (0.23%) Istio
16 9 (0.23%) Oozie
Vendors
1 1,094 (27.52%) Microsoft
2 249 (6.26%) Databricks
3 201 (5.06%) Google
4 198 (4.98%) VMware
5 183 (4.60%) Oracle
6 116 (2.92%) SAP
7 93 (2.34%) Cisco
7 93 (2.34%) MuleSoft
8 81 (2.04%) Citrix
9 76 (1.91%) Splunk
10 73 (1.84%) Salesforce.com
11 55 (1.38%) IBM
12 47 (1.18%) ServiceNow
13 43 (1.08%) HP
14 36 (0.91%) Red Hat
15 35 (0.88%) BiZZdesign
16 34 (0.86%) Dell
17 29 (0.73%) Okta
18 27 (0.68%) F5
19 24 (0.60%) SolarWinds