Period
to 23 August 2019

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 23 August 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
England > London
6 months to
23 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 9 19 46
Rank change year-on-year +10 +27 +35
Contract jobs citing Azure 4,898 3,792 2,046
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.38% 8.35% 4.76%
As % of the Cloud Services category 38.42% 32.49% 27.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,652 2,888 1,412
London median daily rate £525 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £390 £366 £325
90th Percentile £691 £675 £638
England median daily rate £500 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 8 1
London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.75 £163.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.11% -75.00% +273.64%
10th Percentile £18.50 £33.16 £159.50
90th Percentile £63.45 £80.50 £166.50
England median hourly rate £44.00 £31.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year +41.94% -34.74% +9.20%

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 12,749 11,672 7,547
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 32.22% 25.70% 17.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,148 8,553 5,489
London median daily rate £525 £505 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.96% +1.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £312
90th Percentile £688 £675 £638
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 83 64
London median hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £21.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +5.99% -3.51%
10th Percentile £14.00 £14.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £70.00 £89.50 £58.75
England median hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +18.42% -7.32% +4.54%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Azure in London

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Azure in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure in London

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure in London over the 6 months to 23 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure in London

Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Azure in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Azure in London

Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure in London over the 6 months to 23 August 2019.

Contractor 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 23 August 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
Central London +11 1,211 £525 +2.94% 354
West London +8 159 £500 -2.49% 130
South London -6 110 £550 +4.76% 39
East London +1 72 £625 +26.58% 66
North London -2 24 £525 +10.53% 24
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 23 August 2019, 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 1,707 (34.85%) AWS
2 1,684 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
3 1,516 (30.95%) DevOps
4 1,417 (28.93%) Microsoft
5 1,137 (23.21%) SQL
6 1,112 (22.70%) Finance
7 1,041 (21.25%) C#
8 993 (20.27%) .NET
9 813 (16.60%) Docker
10 795 (16.23%) Python
11 777 (15.86%) Kubernetes
12 772 (15.76%) SQL Server
13 767 (15.66%) Microservices
14 752 (15.35%) Windows
15 733 (14.97%) JavaScript
16 669 (13.66%) Active Directory
17 636 (12.98%) PowerShell
18 622 (12.70%) Office 365
19 619 (12.64%) GCP
20 617 (12.60%) Java
21 594 (12.13%) Scrum
22 587 (11.98%) Migration
23 585 (11.94%) Git (software)
24 555 (11.33%) TDD
25 537 (10.96%) Linux
26 467 (9.53%) Business Intelligence
27 465 (9.49%) AngularJS
28 449 (9.17%) Jenkins
29 426 (8.70%) Google
30 425 (8.68%) Terraform

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
1 270 (5.51%) SharePoint
2 230 (4.70%) Apache Spark
3 183 (3.74%) Confluence
4 124 (2.53%) Apache
5 106 (2.16%) IIS
6 104 (2.12%) Elasticsearch
7 88 (1.80%) Skype for Business
8 74 (1.51%) MS Exchange
9 52 (1.06%) OpenStack
10 40 (0.82%) Tomcat
11 36 (0.73%) Apache Airflow
12 33 (0.67%) CMS
12 33 (0.67%) nginx
13 31 (0.63%) Cloud Foundry
14 25 (0.51%) WebSphere
15 22 (0.45%) JBoss
16 21 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
16 21 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
17 17 (0.35%) WebLogic
18 16 (0.33%) Magnolia
Applications
1 94 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
2 52 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.22%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.14%) Chatbot
6 6 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.12%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.082%) InVision
8 4 (0.082%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.061%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.061%) Sketch
10 2 (0.041%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.020%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.020%) Adobe XD
11 1 (0.020%) Stata
11 1 (0.020%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 98 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
2 26 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 17 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
4 12 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
5 10 (0.20%) NetSuite
6 6 (0.12%) Relativity
7 5 (0.10%) Magento
7 5 (0.10%) SAP ERP
7 5 (0.10%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 4 (0.082%) Oracle Cash Management
8 4 (0.082%) SAP Business ByDesign
9 3 (0.061%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.061%) PeopleSoft Financials
10 2 (0.041%) Primavera
10 2 (0.041%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 2 (0.041%) SAP CO
10 2 (0.041%) SAP FI
10 2 (0.041%) SAP FI/CO
10 2 (0.041%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 1,707 (34.85%) AWS
2 622 (12.70%) Office 365
3 619 (12.64%) GCP
4 402 (8.21%) Azure Active Directory
5 374 (7.64%) Power Platform
6 368 (7.51%) PaaS
7 344 (7.02%) IaaS
8 211 (4.31%) SaaS
9 206 (4.21%) Serverless
10 203 (4.14%) Azure Data Factory
11 148 (3.02%) GitHub
12 117 (2.39%) Dynamics 365
13 105 (2.14%) Azure Functions
14 97 (1.98%) OpenShift
15 94 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
16 50 (1.02%) npm
17 46 (0.94%) OneDrive
18 44 (0.90%) AWS Lambda
19 40 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
20 33 (0.67%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 238 (4.86%) Firewall
2 167 (3.41%) DNS
3 112 (2.29%) WAN
4 107 (2.18%) VPN
5 102 (2.08%) Skype
6 91 (1.86%) DHCP
7 72 (1.47%) LAN
8 64 (1.31%) Internet
9 59 (1.20%) SAN
10 58 (1.18%) Network Security
11 47 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
12 46 (0.94%) TCP/IP
13 40 (0.82%) HTTP
14 38 (0.78%) VLAN
15 37 (0.76%) Wireless
16 30 (0.61%) IP Telephony
17 29 (0.59%) BGP
18 24 (0.49%) MPLS
19 23 (0.47%) Cisco Nexus
19 23 (0.47%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 772 (15.76%) SQL Server
2 398 (8.13%) Data Warehouse
3 363 (7.41%) Big Data
4 348 (7.10%) Power BI
5 281 (5.74%) NoSQL
6 279 (5.70%) Azure SQL Database
7 263 (5.37%) Data Lake
8 253 (5.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 184 (3.76%) MongoDB
10 178 (3.63%) MySQL
11 177 (3.61%) Hadoop
12 169 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
12 169 (3.45%) Relational Database
13 157 (3.21%) Cosmos DB
14 137 (2.80%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 125 (2.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 121 (2.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 77 (1.57%) Redis
18 59 (1.20%) SQL Server 2016
19 58 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 585 (11.94%) Git (software)
2 449 (9.17%) Jenkins
3 323 (6.59%) JIRA
4 294 (6.00%) Visual Studio Team System
5 200 (4.08%) TeamCity
6 154 (3.14%) Visual Studio
7 140 (2.86%) Selenium
8 132 (2.69%) Octopus Deploy
9 121 (2.47%) Team Foundation Server
10 113 (2.31%) Maven
11 91 (1.86%) Jasmine
12 87 (1.78%) Cucumber
13 71 (1.45%) SpecFlow
14 70 (1.43%) Karma Test Runner
15 64 (1.31%) Mockito
16 58 (1.18%) JUnit
17 56 (1.14%) Sonatype Nexus
18 54 (1.10%) Bitbucket
18 54 (1.10%) NUnit
19 53 (1.08%) Gradle
General
1 1,112 (22.70%) Finance
2 260 (5.31%) Banking
3 191 (3.90%) Public Sector
4 172 (3.51%) Retail
5 92 (1.88%) Front Office
5 92 (1.88%) Legal
6 89 (1.82%) Law
7 64 (1.31%) Marketing
8 62 (1.27%) Financial Institution
9 57 (1.16%) Investment Banking
10 46 (0.94%) Telecoms
11 45 (0.92%) Advertising
12 32 (0.65%) Games
13 29 (0.59%) Publishing
14 28 (0.57%) Manufacturing
15 22 (0.45%) Retail Banking
16 21 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
17 19 (0.39%) Electronics
18 14 (0.29%) Billing
19 13 (0.27%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1,387 (28.32%) Developer
2 789 (16.11%) Architect
3 584 (11.92%) DevOps Engineer
4 515 (10.51%) Azure Engineer
5 369 (7.53%) .NET Developer
6 336 (6.86%) Azure DevOps
7 270 (5.51%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 263 (5.37%) Azure Architect
9 248 (5.06%) C# Developer
9 248 (5.06%) Data Engineer
10 238 (4.86%) Azure Developer
11 236 (4.82%) Full Stack Developer
12 216 (4.41%) Consultant
13 215 (4.39%) Senior Developer
14 208 (4.25%) Analyst
15 205 (4.19%) Cloud Engineer
16 200 (4.08%) Solutions Architect
17 191 (3.90%) Cloud Architect
18 158 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 143 (2.92%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 993 (20.27%) .NET
2 465 (9.49%) AngularJS
3 352 (7.19%) React
4 338 (6.90%) .NET Core
5 336 (6.86%) Node.js
6 311 (6.35%) CSS
7 302 (6.17%) HTML
8 298 (6.08%) REST
9 294 (6.00%) RESTful
10 281 (5.74%) ASP.NET Web API
10 281 (5.74%) Web Services
11 274 (5.59%) ASP.NET
12 239 (4.88%) .NET Framework
13 214 (4.37%) JSON
14 196 (4.00%) Kafka
15 158 (3.23%) HTML5
16 151 (3.08%) Spring
17 132 (2.69%) Entity Framework
18 125 (2.55%) Redux
19 118 (2.41%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 286 (5.84%) Greenfield Project
2 230 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
3 224 (4.57%) Public Cloud
4 140 (2.86%) Data Centre
5 128 (2.61%) User Experience
6 102 (2.08%) Mobile App
7 94 (1.92%) Hybrid Cloud
8 83 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
9 78 (1.59%) Cloud Native
10 66 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
11 55 (1.12%) Replication
12 50 (1.02%) Management Information System
13 49 (1.00%) Algorithms
14 48 (0.98%) Data Structures
15 47 (0.96%) Hedge funds
16 44 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
17 37 (0.76%) PKI
17 37 (0.76%) Private Cloud
18 36 (0.73%) Linux Command Line
19 34 (0.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 752 (15.35%) Windows
2 537 (10.96%) Linux
3 255 (5.21%) Windows Server
4 172 (3.51%) Windows 10
5 147 (3.00%) Unix
6 92 (1.88%) Apple iOS
7 86 (1.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 81 (1.65%) Android
9 73 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 54 (1.10%) Mac OS X
11 53 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
12 48 (0.98%) CentOS
13 46 (0.94%) Ubuntu
14 45 (0.92%) Windows 7
15 30 (0.61%) VMS
16 21 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
17 19 (0.39%) Mac OS
18 15 (0.31%) Solaris
19 12 (0.24%) Debian
20 8 (0.16%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,684 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
2 1,516 (30.95%) DevOps
3 767 (15.66%) Microservices
4 594 (12.13%) Scrum
5 587 (11.98%) Migration
6 555 (11.33%) TDD
7 467 (9.53%) Business Intelligence
8 387 (7.90%) Test Automation
9 379 (7.74%) Analytics
10 374 (7.64%) Continuous Integration
11 320 (6.53%) BDD
12 286 (5.84%) MVC
13 279 (5.70%) ETL
14 259 (5.29%) Problem-Solving
15 245 (5.00%) SDLC
16 241 (4.92%) Data Science
16 241 (4.92%) Kanban
17 215 (4.39%) Data Modelling
18 206 (4.21%) Software Engineering
19 197 (4.02%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1,137 (23.21%) SQL
2 1,041 (21.25%) C#
3 795 (16.23%) Python
4 733 (14.97%) JavaScript
5 636 (12.98%) PowerShell
6 617 (12.60%) Java
7 224 (4.57%) TypeScript
8 170 (3.47%) T-SQL
9 155 (3.16%) Bash Shell
10 118 (2.41%) Ruby
11 113 (2.31%) ES6
12 110 (2.25%) Java 8
13 106 (2.16%) Scala
14 98 (2.00%) R
15 94 (1.92%) Go
16 81 (1.65%) C++
17 73 (1.49%) Perl
18 49 (1.00%) Shell Script
19 45 (0.92%) Groovy
20 43 (0.88%) PHP
Qualifications
1 239 (4.88%) Security Cleared
2 196 (4.00%) Degree
3 177 (3.61%) SC Cleared
4 76 (1.55%) CISSP
5 69 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 46 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
7 36 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
8 34 (0.69%) MCSE
9 33 (0.67%) AWS Certification
10 32 (0.65%) CISM
11 27 (0.55%) Master's Degree
12 26 (0.53%) TOGAF Certification
13 22 (0.45%) MCSA
14 20 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
15 19 (0.39%) PhD
16 18 (0.37%) CEH
16 18 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
17 17 (0.35%) CCIE
18 16 (0.33%) DV Cleared
18 16 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (2.96%) QA
2 52 (1.06%) SLA
3 50 (1.02%) GDPR
4 48 (0.98%) Data Quality
5 40 (0.82%) PCI DSS
6 34 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 20 (0.41%) NIST
8 13 (0.27%) PMO
9 12 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 7 (0.14%) COBIT
10 7 (0.14%) NCSC
11 5 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
11 5 (0.10%) NIST 800
11 5 (0.10%) PSD2
12 3 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 3 (0.061%) Web Application Security Consortium
13 2 (0.041%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.041%) ITGC
14 1 (0.020%) HL7
14 1 (0.020%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 813 (16.60%) Docker
2 669 (13.66%) Active Directory
3 143 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 82 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
5 74 (1.51%) Hyper-V
6 39 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
7 38 (0.78%) XenApp
8 34 (0.69%) vSphere
9 26 (0.53%) HDFS
10 24 (0.49%) XenDesktop
11 21 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
12 20 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
13 15 (0.31%) vCloud
14 11 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
14 11 (0.22%) VMware NSX
15 10 (0.20%) Shibboleth
16 7 (0.14%) BitLocker
16 7 (0.14%) NFS
16 7 (0.14%) OpenAM
16 7 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 777 (15.86%) Kubernetes
2 425 (8.68%) Terraform
3 395 (8.06%) Ansible
4 195 (3.98%) SCCM
5 188 (3.84%) Puppet
6 177 (3.61%) Opscode Chef
7 138 (2.82%) Microsoft Intune
8 89 (1.82%) Single Sign-On
9 37 (0.76%) Grafana
10 36 (0.73%) Kibana
11 34 (0.69%) SCOM
12 30 (0.61%) WSUS
13 28 (0.57%) Consul
14 27 (0.55%) Prometheus
15 25 (0.51%) Salt
16 24 (0.49%) logstash
17 22 (0.45%) Packer
18 18 (0.37%) CASB
18 18 (0.37%) ZABBIX
19 16 (0.33%) Istio
Vendors
1 1,417 (28.93%) Microsoft
2 426 (8.70%) Google
3 271 (5.53%) VMware
4 202 (4.12%) Oracle
5 146 (2.98%) Databricks
6 135 (2.76%) Cisco
7 120 (2.45%) Citrix
8 101 (2.06%) SAP
9 94 (1.92%) Splunk
10 93 (1.90%) Tableau
11 77 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
12 63 (1.29%) ServiceNow
13 60 (1.22%) CheckPoint
14 57 (1.16%) Red Hat
15 50 (1.02%) Informatica
16 48 (0.98%) MuleSoft
16 48 (0.98%) NetApp
17 46 (0.94%) IBM
18 42 (0.86%) Atlassian
19 41 (0.84%) EMC