Period
to 25 July 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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 4 6 10
Rank change year-on-year +2 +4 +10
Contract jobs citing Azure 5,297 2,478 5,014
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 17.90% 15.27% 12.38%
As % of the Cloud Services category 47.10% 45.40% 38.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,800 1,811 3,797
10th Percentile £400 £381 £400
25th Percentile £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +2.44%
75th Percentile £640 £638 £613
90th Percentile £713 £725 £688
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 7
10th Percentile £16.20 £19.65 £14.25
25th Percentile £28.50 £22.50 £18.13
Median hourly rate £44.50 £50.00 £21.50
Median % change year-on-year -11.00% +132.56% -57.00%
75th Percentile £62.25 £61.00 £36.25
90th Percentile £66.34 £64.30 £46.50
England median hourly rate £54.50 £50.00 £47.00
% change year-on-year +9.00% +6.38% +51.61%

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 11,246 5,458 13,064
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.99% 33.62% 32.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,186 4,120 9,548
10th Percentile £375 £350 £350
25th Percentile £456 £431 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £638 £625 £613
90th Percentile £713 £713 £688
England median daily rate £520 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 32 84
10th Percentile £14.40 £15.25 £13.61
25th Percentile £20.00 £21.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate £29.00 £26.47 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +9.56% +26.05% -6.67%
75th Percentile £59.88 £48.50 £27.69
90th Percentile £68.14 £61.23 £52.35
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year - -4.76% +10.53%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +1 666 £550 +4.76% 524
West London +5 72 £550 +4.76% 88
South London +7 24 £480 -8.57% 49
East London -4 13 £465 -2.11% 103
North London +3 2 £443 -11.50% 6
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 1,919 (36.23%) DevOps
2 1,814 (34.25%) AWS
3 1,701 (32.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1,406 (26.54%) Microsoft
5 1,245 (23.50%) SQL
6 1,161 (21.92%) Finance
7 1,142 (21.56%) Python
8 955 (18.03%) Social Skills
9 908 (17.14%) .NET
10 851 (16.07%) C#
11 833 (15.73%) Kubernetes
12 763 (14.40%) GCP
13 726 (13.71%) Docker
14 721 (13.61%) Terraform
15 715 (13.50%) Analytics
15 715 (13.50%) Java
16 688 (12.99%) Microservices
17 667 (12.59%) JavaScript
18 630 (11.89%) Windows
19 590 (11.14%) Active Directory
20 589 (11.12%) PowerShell
21 563 (10.63%) SQL Server
22 561 (10.59%) Microsoft 365
23 544 (10.27%) Git (software)
24 538 (10.16%) Software Engineering
25 523 (9.87%) TDD
26 509 (9.61%) Migration
27 503 (9.50%) Power Platform
28 499 (9.42%) Business Intelligence
29 491 (9.27%) PaaS

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
1 288 (5.44%) SharePoint
2 237 (4.47%) Apache Spark
3 96 (1.81%) Apache
4 87 (1.64%) Confluence
5 84 (1.59%) Apache Airflow
6 58 (1.09%) MS Exchange
7 56 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
8 51 (0.96%) CMS
9 45 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
10 28 (0.53%) IIS
11 26 (0.49%) Skype for Business
12 25 (0.47%) Tomcat
13 23 (0.43%) SAS
14 22 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
15 18 (0.34%) Luigi
16 14 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
16 14 (0.26%) Umbraco
17 13 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
17 13 (0.25%) nginx
17 13 (0.25%) OpenStack
Applications
1 96 (1.81%) Microsoft Office
2 44 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 34 (0.64%) MS Visio
4 26 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.076%) Adobe XD
7 4 (0.076%) Chatbot
8 3 (0.057%) Figma
8 3 (0.057%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.057%) Sketch
9 2 (0.038%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.038%) Autodesk Flame
9 2 (0.038%) CINEMA 4D
9 2 (0.038%) Maya
9 2 (0.038%) Mingle
9 2 (0.038%) NUKE
9 2 (0.038%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.038%) Oracle Smart View
10 1 (0.019%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 77 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.38%) Sentinel
3 15 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 14 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
5 9 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
5 9 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
6 8 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
7 6 (0.11%) Cloudability
8 5 (0.094%) Magento
8 5 (0.094%) SAP ERP
9 4 (0.076%) Dynamics NAV
9 4 (0.076%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 4 (0.076%) SAP Hybris
9 4 (0.076%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 4 (0.076%) Temenos T24
10 3 (0.057%) Distributed Ledger
10 3 (0.057%) Maximo
10 3 (0.057%) Remedy ITSM
11 2 (0.038%) Primavera
11 2 (0.038%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1,814 (34.25%) AWS
2 763 (14.40%) GCP
3 561 (10.59%) Microsoft 365
4 503 (9.50%) Power Platform
5 491 (9.27%) PaaS
6 463 (8.74%) Serverless
7 397 (7.49%) Azure Active Directory
8 364 (6.87%) IaaS
9 344 (6.49%) Azure Data Factory
10 294 (5.55%) Azure Functions
11 239 (4.51%) SaaS
12 228 (4.30%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 213 (4.02%) GitHub
14 191 (3.61%) Azure Synapse Analytics
15 178 (3.36%) Azure Logic Apps
16 129 (2.44%) AWS Lambda
17 128 (2.42%) Dynamics 365
18 123 (2.32%) PowerApps
19 120 (2.27%) Azure Storage
20 119 (2.25%) Azure Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 223 (4.21%) Firewall
2 153 (2.89%) DNS
3 96 (1.81%) VPN
4 88 (1.66%) DHCP
5 76 (1.43%) Network Security
6 75 (1.42%) WAN
7 65 (1.23%) SAN
8 59 (1.11%) TCP/IP
9 54 (1.02%) Internet
10 49 (0.93%) LAN
11 46 (0.87%) HTTP
12 40 (0.76%) NAS
13 38 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
14 36 (0.68%) Wireless
15 33 (0.62%) SSL
16 30 (0.57%) MPLS
17 29 (0.55%) BGP
18 26 (0.49%) Skype
19 24 (0.45%) SD-WAN
20 22 (0.42%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 563 (10.63%) SQL Server
2 412 (7.78%) Power BI
3 357 (6.74%) Data Warehouse
4 334 (6.31%) Data Lake
5 305 (5.76%) Azure SQL Database
6 285 (5.38%) Big Data
7 224 (4.23%) NoSQL
8 160 (3.02%) PostgreSQL
9 144 (2.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 136 (2.57%) Relational Database
11 122 (2.30%) MongoDB
12 109 (2.06%) Hadoop
13 99 (1.87%) MySQL
14 96 (1.81%) Tableau
15 85 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 81 (1.53%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 79 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 75 (1.42%) Metadata
19 57 (1.08%) Apache Hive
20 53 (1.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 544 (10.27%) Git (software)
2 396 (7.48%) Jenkins
3 256 (4.83%) JIRA
4 112 (2.11%) Visual Studio
5 104 (1.96%) Octopus Deploy
6 92 (1.74%) Maven
7 82 (1.55%) GitLab
7 82 (1.55%) Visual Studio Team System
8 78 (1.47%) TeamCity
9 68 (1.28%) Cucumber
10 64 (1.21%) Selenium
11 60 (1.13%) Gradle
12 55 (1.04%) PowerDesigner
13 49 (0.93%) webpack
14 46 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
15 42 (0.79%) SpecFlow
16 40 (0.76%) Subversion
17 37 (0.70%) Sonatype Nexus
18 36 (0.68%) NUnit
19 33 (0.62%) Bitbucket
General
1 1,161 (21.92%) Finance
2 955 (18.03%) Social Skills
3 397 (7.49%) Banking
4 258 (4.87%) Public Sector
5 254 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
6 201 (3.79%) Front Office
7 157 (2.96%) Presentation Skills
8 140 (2.64%) Retail
9 118 (2.23%) Investment Banking
10 116 (2.19%) Marketing
11 75 (1.42%) Legal
12 72 (1.36%) Influencing Skills
13 71 (1.34%) Documentation Skills
14 69 (1.30%) Telecoms
15 58 (1.09%) Manufacturing
16 49 (0.93%) Back Office
17 44 (0.83%) Law
18 41 (0.77%) Financial Institution
19 38 (0.72%) Electronics
20 37 (0.70%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 1,355 (25.58%) Developer
2 991 (18.71%) Architect
3 623 (11.76%) Azure Engineer
4 427 (8.06%) DevOps Engineer
5 411 (7.76%) Azure Architect
6 332 (6.27%) Data Engineer
7 297 (5.61%) Solutions Architect
8 290 (5.47%) Analyst
9 263 (4.97%) .NET Developer
10 237 (4.47%) Cloud Architect
11 234 (4.42%) Consultant
12 225 (4.25%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 210 (3.96%) C# Developer
14 200 (3.78%) Azure Developer
15 182 (3.44%) Cloud Engineer
16 171 (3.23%) Azure DevOps
17 163 (3.08%) Data Architect
18 160 (3.02%) Senior Developer
19 154 (2.91%) Full Stack Developer
20 150 (2.83%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 908 (17.14%) .NET
2 427 (8.06%) React
3 379 (7.15%) AngularJS
4 354 (6.68%) Node.js
5 333 (6.29%) .NET Core
6 295 (5.57%) Web Services
7 280 (5.29%) Kafka
8 256 (4.83%) HTML
9 236 (4.46%) CSS
10 229 (4.32%) REST
11 173 (3.27%) RESTful
12 167 (3.15%) ASP.NET
13 163 (3.08%) JSON
14 154 (2.91%) Spring
15 135 (2.55%) .NET Framework
16 124 (2.34%) GraphQL
17 115 (2.17%) Spring Boot
18 114 (2.15%) HTML5
19 92 (1.74%) OAuth
20 88 (1.66%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 238 (4.49%) Cloud Native
2 217 (4.10%) Public Cloud
3 186 (3.51%) Greenfield Project
4 182 (3.44%) User Experience
5 176 (3.32%) Data Centre
6 113 (2.13%) Data Structures
7 104 (1.96%) Algorithms
8 102 (1.93%) Management Information System
9 100 (1.89%) Fixed Income
10 94 (1.77%) Derivative
11 93 (1.76%) Self-Motivation
12 83 (1.57%) Hedge funds
13 76 (1.43%) Virtual Team
14 71 (1.34%) Legacy Systems
15 66 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
16 65 (1.23%) Equities
17 62 (1.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 59 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
19 56 (1.06%) Mobile App
20 41 (0.77%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 630 (11.89%) Windows
2 428 (8.08%) Linux
3 193 (3.64%) Windows Server
4 127 (2.40%) Windows 10
5 86 (1.62%) Unix
6 80 (1.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 65 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 59 (1.11%) Windows Server 2019
9 58 (1.09%) Android
9 58 (1.09%) Windows Server 2016
10 57 (1.08%) Apple iOS
11 30 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
12 23 (0.43%) Ubuntu
13 21 (0.40%) Solaris
14 17 (0.32%) Windows 7
15 14 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
16 13 (0.25%) CentOS
16 13 (0.25%) Mac OS X
16 13 (0.25%) VMS
17 9 (0.17%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,919 (36.23%) DevOps
2 1,701 (32.11%) Agile Software Development
3 715 (13.50%) Analytics
4 688 (12.99%) Microservices
5 538 (10.16%) Software Engineering
6 523 (9.87%) TDD
7 509 (9.61%) Migration
8 499 (9.42%) Business Intelligence
9 473 (8.93%) Scrum
10 411 (7.76%) Infrastructure as Code
11 386 (7.29%) Problem-Solving
12 385 (7.27%) Test Automation
13 367 (6.93%) Data Modelling
14 344 (6.49%) Stakeholder Management
15 289 (5.46%) SDLC
16 288 (5.44%) Continuous Integration
17 253 (4.78%) Data Engineering
18 240 (4.53%) ETL
19 237 (4.47%) Computer Science
20 236 (4.46%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 1,245 (23.50%) SQL
2 1,142 (21.56%) Python
3 851 (16.07%) C#
4 715 (13.50%) Java
5 667 (12.59%) JavaScript
6 589 (11.12%) PowerShell
7 255 (4.81%) TypeScript
8 213 (4.02%) Bash Shell
9 182 (3.44%) Scala
10 157 (2.96%) T-SQL
11 144 (2.72%) Go
12 138 (2.61%) C++
13 132 (2.49%) Kotlin
14 88 (1.66%) Java 8
15 76 (1.43%) R
16 75 (1.42%) PL/SQL
17 73 (1.38%) PHP
18 69 (1.30%) C
19 67 (1.26%) Ruby
20 40 (0.76%) ES6
Qualifications
1 399 (7.53%) Security Cleared
2 343 (6.48%) SC Cleared
3 293 (5.53%) Degree
4 69 (1.30%) CISSP
4 69 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
4 69 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 54 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
6 44 (0.83%) DV Cleared
7 35 (0.66%) CISM
8 30 (0.57%) AWS Certification
8 30 (0.57%) PhD
9 23 (0.43%) ISTQB
9 23 (0.43%) MCSE
10 22 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
11 21 (0.40%) CCNA
11 21 (0.40%) TOGAF Certification
12 20 (0.38%) ISEB
12 20 (0.38%) Numerate Degree
13 19 (0.36%) MCSA
14 17 (0.32%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 172 (3.25%) QA
2 116 (2.19%) GDPR
3 95 (1.79%) Data Quality
4 76 (1.43%) Accessibility
5 64 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 59 (1.11%) NIST
7 44 (0.83%) SLA
8 31 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 29 (0.55%) PCI DSS
10 18 (0.34%) GRC
11 17 (0.32%) COBIT
11 17 (0.32%) WCAG
12 16 (0.30%) SOC 2
13 12 (0.23%) PMO
14 11 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
14 11 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 10 (0.19%) NCSC
16 7 (0.13%) NIST 800
17 6 (0.11%) HIPAA
17 6 (0.11%) IFRS
System Software
1 726 (13.71%) Docker
2 590 (11.14%) Active Directory
3 187 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 63 (1.19%) Hyper-V
5 57 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
6 47 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
7 45 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
8 31 (0.59%) vSphere
8 31 (0.59%) XenApp
9 25 (0.47%) XenDesktop
10 20 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
11 18 (0.34%) NFS
12 14 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
13 13 (0.25%) HDFS
14 10 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 10 (0.19%) Xen
15 9 (0.17%) KVM
15 9 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
15 9 (0.17%) VMware NSX
16 6 (0.11%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 833 (15.73%) Kubernetes
2 721 (13.61%) Terraform
3 401 (7.57%) Ansible
4 167 (3.15%) Microsoft Intune
5 132 (2.49%) Puppet
6 107 (2.02%) SCCM
7 106 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
8 78 (1.47%) Single Sign-On
9 70 (1.32%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 38 (0.72%) Prometheus
11 24 (0.45%) Grafana
12 22 (0.42%) Oozie
13 21 (0.40%) Kibana
13 21 (0.40%) SCOM
14 20 (0.38%) vRealize Orchestrator
15 17 (0.32%) Istio
15 17 (0.32%) Tivoli
16 16 (0.30%) Control-M
16 16 (0.30%) Docker Swarm
17 15 (0.28%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1,406 (26.54%) Microsoft
2 445 (8.40%) Databricks
3 315 (5.95%) VMware
4 305 (5.76%) Google
5 272 (5.13%) Oracle
6 147 (2.78%) SAP
7 127 (2.40%) Citrix
8 124 (2.34%) Cisco
9 122 (2.30%) Salesforce.com
10 114 (2.15%) MuleSoft
11 103 (1.94%) Splunk
12 84 (1.59%) IBM
13 69 (1.30%) HP
14 67 (1.26%) ServiceNow
15 64 (1.21%) BiZZdesign
16 54 (1.02%) Red Hat
17 45 (0.85%) New Relic
18 42 (0.79%) F5
19 41 (0.77%) Dell
20 37 (0.70%) NetApp