Period
to 27 January 2022

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 27 January 2022 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
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 5 4 7
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3 +6
Contract jobs citing Azure 6,700 3,072 3,916
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 17.82% 17.13% 13.16%
As % of the Cloud Services category 46.00% 45.41% 38.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,947 2,277 2,861
10th Percentile £425 £363 £369
25th Percentile £500 £425 £438
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year +15.00% -4.76% -
75th Percentile £675 £613 £625
90th Percentile £750 £700 £700
England median daily rate £550 £495 £500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -1.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 4 14
10th Percentile £29.00 £49.58 £25.00
25th Percentile £35.00 £53.06 £52.00
Median hourly rate £45.00 £57.00 £72.50
Median % change year-on-year -21.05% -21.38% +146.93%
75th Percentile £63.50 £62.38 £78.75
90th Percentile £65.00 £64.85 -
England median hourly rate £52.50 £51.00 £72.00
% change year-on-year +2.94% -29.17% +167.36%

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 14,566 6,765 10,176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.74% 37.73% 34.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,843 5,037 7,438
10th Percentile £394 £338 £313
25th Percentile £475 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year +15.00% -4.76% -
75th Percentile £675 £600 £613
90th Percentile £750 £688 £700
England median daily rate £540 £488 £500
% change year-on-year +10.77% -2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 25 74
10th Percentile £13.88 £20.40 £15.73
25th Percentile £20.89 £22.50 £18.71
Median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £21.50
Median % change year-on-year -3.85% +20.93% +14.94%
75th Percentile £55.00 £61.00 £42.93
90th Percentile £71.42 £68.00 £78.75
England median hourly rate £21.04 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -4.36% +10.00% +14.29%

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 27 January 2022.

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 27 January 2022.

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 27 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -1 700 £550 +4.76% 600
West London -4 75 £475 -7.32% 136
South London -2 34 £540 +18.36% 34
East London 0 17 £500 -15.97% 111
North London +8 9 £400 -17.95% 20
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, 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 2,554 (38.12%) DevOps
2 2,252 (33.61%) Agile Software Development
3 2,248 (33.55%) AWS
4 1,852 (27.64%) Microsoft
5 1,799 (26.85%) CI/CD
6 1,697 (25.33%) Finance
7 1,437 (21.45%) SQL
8 1,435 (21.42%) Python
9 1,248 (18.63%) Kubernetes
10 1,230 (18.36%) Social Skills
11 1,137 (16.97%) Terraform
12 1,083 (16.16%) Docker
13 1,076 (16.06%) .NET
14 1,072 (16.00%) C#
15 969 (14.46%) Java
16 962 (14.36%) Analytics
17 952 (14.21%) GCP
18 906 (13.52%) JavaScript
19 878 (13.10%) Microservices
20 846 (12.63%) Windows
21 795 (11.87%) Active Directory
22 760 (11.34%) PowerShell
23 711 (10.61%) Migration
24 683 (10.19%) Scrum
24 683 (10.19%) Software Engineering
25 677 (10.10%) SQL Server
26 652 (9.73%) Microsoft 365
27 642 (9.58%) Business Intelligence
28 638 (9.52%) Git (software)
29 627 (9.36%) Jenkins

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
1 272 (4.06%) Apache Spark
2 247 (3.69%) SharePoint
3 185 (2.76%) Confluence
4 118 (1.76%) Elasticsearch
5 108 (1.61%) IIS
6 100 (1.49%) Apache
7 54 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
8 44 (0.66%) Apache Airflow
9 42 (0.63%) CMS
10 36 (0.54%) MS Exchange
11 28 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
11 28 (0.42%) Tomcat
12 21 (0.31%) nginx
12 21 (0.31%) OpenStack
13 19 (0.28%) SAS
14 18 (0.27%) Appian
15 17 (0.25%) Luigi
16 16 (0.24%) Skype for Business
17 14 (0.21%) Jupyter
17 14 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 113 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 70 (1.04%) Microsoft Office
3 44 (0.66%) MS Visio
4 42 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 30 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.13%) Chatbot
7 6 (0.090%) Adobe XD
7 6 (0.090%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.075%) SPSS
9 4 (0.060%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.045%) Mingle
11 2 (0.030%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.030%) InVision
11 2 (0.030%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.030%) Sketch
12 1 (0.015%) Autodesk Inventor
12 1 (0.015%) CPLEX
12 1 (0.015%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 99 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 45 (0.67%) Sentinel
3 28 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
4 13 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
5 10 (0.15%) SAP ERP
5 10 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 7 (0.10%) Primavera
7 6 (0.090%) ION MarketView
7 6 (0.090%) Oracle BPM
8 5 (0.075%) Oracle ERP
9 4 (0.060%) Dynamics NAV
9 4 (0.060%) NetSuite
9 4 (0.060%) Oracle SCM
9 4 (0.060%) Payment Gateway
9 4 (0.060%) Remedy ITSM
10 3 (0.045%) Cloudability
10 3 (0.045%) Oracle Cash Management
10 3 (0.045%) R3 Corda
10 3 (0.045%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 3 (0.045%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 2,248 (33.55%) AWS
2 952 (14.21%) GCP
3 652 (9.73%) Microsoft 365
4 616 (9.19%) Power Platform
5 575 (8.58%) PaaS
6 505 (7.54%) Serverless
7 500 (7.46%) Azure Active Directory
8 439 (6.55%) GitHub
9 425 (6.34%) Azure Data Factory
10 394 (5.88%) IaaS
11 361 (5.39%) SaaS
12 260 (3.88%) Azure Functions
13 241 (3.60%) AWS CloudFormation
14 238 (3.55%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 195 (2.91%) Azure Synapse Analytics
16 194 (2.90%) Azure Service Bus
17 179 (2.67%) Azure Logic Apps
18 178 (2.66%) Azure Monitor
19 151 (2.25%) Dynamics 365
20 128 (1.91%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 301 (4.49%) Firewall
2 192 (2.87%) DNS
3 126 (1.88%) Network Security
4 116 (1.73%) VPN
5 111 (1.66%) Internet
6 98 (1.46%) WAN
7 86 (1.28%) DHCP
8 76 (1.13%) TCP/IP
9 59 (0.88%) BGP
10 56 (0.84%) HTTP
10 56 (0.84%) LAN
11 43 (0.64%) Kerberos
12 42 (0.63%) SAN
13 40 (0.60%) SD-WAN
14 38 (0.57%) MPLS
15 36 (0.54%) Reverse Proxy
15 36 (0.54%) SSL
16 30 (0.45%) Wireless
17 29 (0.43%) IPsec
18 27 (0.40%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 677 (10.10%) SQL Server
2 520 (7.76%) Power BI
3 417 (6.22%) Data Warehouse
4 408 (6.09%) Data Lake
5 337 (5.03%) Big Data
6 276 (4.12%) Azure SQL Database
7 234 (3.49%) NoSQL
8 233 (3.48%) PostgreSQL
9 191 (2.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 164 (2.45%) MongoDB
11 150 (2.24%) Relational Database
12 133 (1.99%) Tableau
13 116 (1.73%) Hadoop
14 106 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 103 (1.54%) MySQL
16 101 (1.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 87 (1.30%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
18 86 (1.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 71 (1.06%) Metadata
20 61 (0.91%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 638 (9.52%) Git (software)
2 627 (9.36%) Jenkins
3 396 (5.91%) JIRA
4 262 (3.91%) TeamCity
5 251 (3.75%) Maven
6 215 (3.21%) GitLab
7 199 (2.97%) Gradle
8 131 (1.96%) Selenium
9 122 (1.82%) Visual Studio
10 114 (1.70%) Cucumber
11 107 (1.60%) SonarQube
12 97 (1.45%) Octopus Deploy
13 93 (1.39%) Sonatype Nexus
14 69 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
15 68 (1.01%) Visual Studio Team System
16 62 (0.93%) PowerDesigner
17 60 (0.90%) Bitbucket
18 59 (0.88%) CircleCI
19 57 (0.85%) Subversion
20 53 (0.79%) SpecFlow
General
1 1,697 (25.33%) Finance
2 1,230 (18.36%) Social Skills
3 596 (8.90%) Banking
4 348 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
5 313 (4.67%) Public Sector
6 279 (4.16%) Presentation Skills
7 257 (3.84%) Front Office
8 218 (3.25%) Investment Banking
9 188 (2.81%) Retail
10 175 (2.61%) Marketing
11 133 (1.99%) Legal
12 101 (1.51%) Law
13 92 (1.37%) Manufacturing
14 91 (1.36%) Influencing Skills
15 90 (1.34%) Telecoms
16 79 (1.18%) Financial Institution
17 66 (0.99%) Electronics
18 62 (0.93%) Documentation Skills
19 42 (0.63%) Back Office
20 40 (0.60%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 1,705 (25.45%) Developer
2 1,086 (16.21%) Architect
3 784 (11.70%) Azure Engineer
4 604 (9.01%) DevOps Engineer
5 435 (6.49%) Solutions Architect
6 409 (6.10%) Data Engineer
7 382 (5.70%) Azure Architect
8 360 (5.37%) Analyst
9 340 (5.07%) .NET Developer
10 300 (4.48%) Cloud Engineer
11 298 (4.45%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 297 (4.43%) Azure Developer
13 269 (4.01%) AWS Engineer
13 269 (4.01%) Java Developer
14 261 (3.90%) Senior Developer
15 252 (3.76%) Cloud Architect
16 228 (3.40%) Consultant
17 227 (3.39%) C# Developer
18 222 (3.31%) Azure DevOps
19 216 (3.22%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,076 (16.06%) .NET
2 577 (8.61%) React
3 363 (5.42%) .NET Core
4 342 (5.10%) HTML
5 336 (5.01%) REST
6 319 (4.76%) Node.js
7 315 (4.70%) AngularJS
7 315 (4.70%) CSS
7 315 (4.70%) Kafka
8 256 (3.82%) .NET Framework
9 242 (3.61%) ASP.NET
10 182 (2.72%) HTML5
11 180 (2.69%) JSON
12 175 (2.61%) Spring
13 167 (2.49%) RESTful
14 160 (2.39%) ARM Templates
15 152 (2.27%) Web Services
16 127 (1.90%) CSS3
17 119 (1.78%) Spring Boot
18 109 (1.63%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 417 (6.22%) Public Cloud
2 276 (4.12%) Cloud Native
3 253 (3.78%) Greenfield Project
4 183 (2.73%) Data Centre
5 172 (2.57%) User Experience
6 160 (2.39%) Equities
7 137 (2.04%) Hedge funds
8 134 (2.00%) Hybrid Cloud
9 109 (1.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 107 (1.60%) Fixed Income
11 99 (1.48%) Self-Motivation
12 97 (1.45%) Virtual Team
13 96 (1.43%) Management Information System
14 95 (1.42%) Data Protection Act
15 85 (1.27%) Data Structures
16 84 (1.25%) Derivative
17 80 (1.19%) Legacy Systems
18 78 (1.16%) Private Cloud
19 75 (1.12%) Mobile App
20 74 (1.10%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 846 (12.63%) Windows
2 588 (8.78%) Linux
3 277 (4.13%) Windows Server
4 144 (2.15%) Unix
5 135 (2.01%) Windows 10
6 103 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 83 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 62 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
9 59 (0.88%) Android
10 58 (0.87%) Windows Server 2016
11 54 (0.81%) Apple iOS
12 39 (0.58%) Windows Server 2019
13 30 (0.45%) Ubuntu
14 25 (0.37%) Windows 7
15 23 (0.34%) VMS
16 20 (0.30%) Mac OS
17 16 (0.24%) CentOS
18 10 (0.15%) Solaris
19 5 (0.075%) SUSE
19 5 (0.075%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,554 (38.12%) DevOps
2 2,252 (33.61%) Agile Software Development
3 1,799 (26.85%) CI/CD
4 962 (14.36%) Analytics
5 878 (13.10%) Microservices
6 711 (10.61%) Migration
7 683 (10.19%) Scrum
7 683 (10.19%) Software Engineering
8 642 (9.58%) Business Intelligence
9 618 (9.22%) Infrastructure as Code
10 578 (8.63%) Full Stack Development
11 513 (7.66%) Problem-Solving
12 449 (6.70%) Stakeholder Management
13 418 (6.24%) Data Modelling
14 416 (6.21%) Test Automation
15 408 (6.09%) TDD
16 385 (5.75%) SDLC
17 372 (5.55%) ETL
18 324 (4.84%) Asset Management
19 306 (4.57%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 1,437 (21.45%) SQL
2 1,435 (21.42%) Python
3 1,072 (16.00%) C#
4 969 (14.46%) Java
5 906 (13.52%) JavaScript
6 760 (11.34%) PowerShell
7 413 (6.16%) TypeScript
8 312 (4.66%) Bash
9 189 (2.82%) T-SQL
10 176 (2.63%) Scala
11 150 (2.24%) Go
12 121 (1.81%) R
13 103 (1.54%) C++
14 96 (1.43%) C
15 78 (1.16%) Ruby
16 77 (1.15%) PHP
17 75 (1.12%) Java 8
18 63 (0.94%) PL/SQL
19 62 (0.93%) Kotlin
20 50 (0.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 336 (5.01%) Security Cleared
2 292 (4.36%) Degree
3 277 (4.13%) SC Cleared
4 102 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 88 (1.31%) Cisco Certification
6 78 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
7 69 (1.03%) AWS Certification
8 60 (0.90%) CISSP
9 40 (0.60%) RHCE
10 36 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
10 36 (0.54%) CCNP
11 32 (0.48%) CCNA
11 32 (0.48%) MCSE
12 30 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
13 26 (0.39%) Master's Degree
14 24 (0.36%) TOGAF Certification
15 23 (0.34%) CISM
16 22 (0.33%) ISTQB
16 22 (0.33%) PMI Certification
17 21 (0.31%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 255 (3.81%) QA
2 150 (2.24%) GDPR
3 134 (2.00%) Data Quality
4 92 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 86 (1.28%) Accessibility
6 78 (1.16%) SLA
7 58 (0.87%) NIST
8 42 (0.63%) PMO
9 30 (0.45%) GRC
9 30 (0.45%) PCI DSS
10 27 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 16 (0.24%) COBIT
12 15 (0.22%) WCAG
13 13 (0.19%) SOC 2
14 11 (0.16%) NCSC
15 10 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 9 (0.13%) HIPAA
16 9 (0.13%) IFRS
17 8 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
17 8 (0.12%) GLBA
System Software
1 1,083 (16.16%) Docker
2 795 (11.87%) Active Directory
3 171 (2.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 80 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
5 59 (0.88%) Virtual Desktop
6 54 (0.81%) Hyper-V
7 42 (0.63%) vSphere
8 28 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
9 25 (0.37%) VMware NSX
10 19 (0.28%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 19 (0.28%) NFS
11 14 (0.21%) XenApp
12 13 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 12 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
14 11 (0.16%) OpenAM
15 10 (0.15%) Firmware
15 10 (0.15%) HDFS
16 9 (0.13%) XenDesktop
17 7 (0.10%) OpenIDM
17 7 (0.10%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1,248 (18.63%) Kubernetes
2 1,137 (16.97%) Terraform
3 451 (6.73%) Ansible
4 204 (3.04%) Microsoft Intune
5 119 (1.78%) Puppet
6 115 (1.72%) Prometheus
7 109 (1.63%) SCCM
8 107 (1.60%) Grafana
9 105 (1.57%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 86 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
11 77 (1.15%) Single Sign-On
12 66 (0.99%) Kibana
13 35 (0.52%) Istio
14 31 (0.46%) logstash
15 23 (0.34%) Netcool
16 22 (0.33%) Nagios
17 21 (0.31%) SCOM
18 20 (0.30%) Consul
18 20 (0.30%) Microsoft Clustering
18 20 (0.30%) Packer
Vendors
1 1,852 (27.64%) Microsoft
2 571 (8.52%) Databricks
3 300 (4.48%) VMware
4 289 (4.31%) Google
5 281 (4.19%) Oracle
6 200 (2.99%) SAP
7 152 (2.27%) Citrix
8 146 (2.18%) Cisco
9 141 (2.10%) Red Hat
10 131 (1.96%) Splunk
11 121 (1.81%) Salesforce.com
12 102 (1.52%) MuleSoft
13 94 (1.40%) ServiceNow
14 84 (1.25%) IBM
15 61 (0.91%) Atlassian
16 60 (0.90%) BiZZdesign
17 53 (0.79%) Palo Alto
18 52 (0.78%) Informatica
19 49 (0.73%) AppDynamics
20 48 (0.72%) CheckPoint