Period
to

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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 5 4 6
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2 +4
Contract jobs citing Azure 6,989 4,889 2,560
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 17.79% 18.09% 14.66%
As % of the Cloud Services category 46.91% 46.54% 42.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,197 3,502 1,880
10th Percentile £413 £400 £380
25th Percentile £500 £461 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £540 £525
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% -
75th Percentile £700 £638 £625
90th Percentile £788 £700 £713
England median daily rate £550 £520 £500
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 11 9
10th Percentile £22.91 £16.28 £19.65
25th Percentile £39.88 £31.75 £22.50
Median hourly rate £56.45 £54.00 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year +4.53% +8.00% +76.99%
75th Percentile £85.00 £65.00 £61.00
90th Percentile £91.31 £68.36 £64.30
England median hourly rate £47.50 £55.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year -13.64% +10.00% +9.57%

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 14,898 10,506 5,975
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.93% 38.87% 34.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,163 7,647 4,494
10th Percentile £399 £369 £350
25th Percentile £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £528 £525
Median % change year-on-year +9.00% +0.48% -
75th Percentile £688 £638 £625
90th Percentile £775 £700 £713
England median daily rate £550 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +7.32% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 45 34
10th Percentile £19.97 £14.23 £13.60
25th Percentile £26.25 £21.25 £20.25
Median hourly rate £42.50 £32.85 £25.00
Median % change year-on-year +29.38% +31.40% +16.28%
75th Percentile £67.97 £54.00 £47.94
90th Percentile £82.75 £66.80 £61.18
England median hourly rate £20.76 £21.05 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.40% +5.25% -4.76%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 29 June 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 -1 777 £575 +4.55% 458
West London -2 79 £488 -12.95% 118
South London +4 55 £465 -2.05% 29
East London +3 22 £570 +22.25% 89
North London +1 5 £550 +24.29% 19
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 2,605 (37.27%) DevOps
2 2,381 (34.07%) Agile
3 2,313 (33.09%) AWS
4 1,937 (27.71%) Microsoft
5 1,887 (27.00%) Finance
6 1,829 (26.17%) CI/CD
7 1,644 (23.52%) Python
8 1,542 (22.06%) SQL
9 1,372 (19.63%) Azure DevOps
10 1,303 (18.64%) Kubernetes
11 1,223 (17.50%) Social Skills
12 1,150 (16.45%) Terraform
13 1,144 (16.37%) C#
14 1,133 (16.21%) .NET
15 1,117 (15.98%) GCP
16 1,010 (14.45%) Docker
17 962 (13.76%) Java
18 920 (13.16%) JavaScript
19 912 (13.05%) Microservices
20 880 (12.59%) Analytics
21 845 (12.09%) Migration
22 828 (11.85%) PowerShell
23 793 (11.35%) Windows
24 765 (10.95%) SQL Server
25 742 (10.62%) Scrum
26 740 (10.59%) Git (software)
27 722 (10.33%) Software Engineering
28 700 (10.02%) Active Directory
29 670 (9.59%) React
30 644 (9.21%) Microsoft 365

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
1 297 (4.25%) Apache Spark
2 269 (3.85%) SharePoint
3 218 (3.12%) Confluence
4 176 (2.52%) Apache
5 77 (1.10%) Apache Airflow
6 72 (1.03%) IIS
7 58 (0.83%) MS Exchange
8 55 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
9 46 (0.66%) CMS
10 45 (0.64%) Cloud Foundry
11 39 (0.56%) WebSphere
12 38 (0.54%) OpenStack
13 36 (0.52%) nginx
14 31 (0.44%) Tomcat
15 26 (0.37%) SAS
16 23 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 21 (0.30%) Apache Solr
18 19 (0.27%) Jupyter
19 17 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
20 16 (0.23%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 104 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
2 82 (1.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 62 (0.89%) MS Visio
4 47 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 28 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (0.072%) Chatbot
8 4 (0.057%) Adobe XD
8 4 (0.057%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.057%) SPSS
9 2 (0.029%) Sketch
10 1 (0.014%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.014%) Maya
10 1 (0.014%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 99 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
3 17 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 15 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
5 14 (0.20%) thinkFolio
6 9 (0.13%) Elite 3E
6 9 (0.13%) Markit EDM
6 9 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
7 8 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
8 7 (0.10%) Carpe Diem
8 7 (0.10%) Shopify
9 6 (0.086%) Oracle Applications
9 6 (0.086%) Oracle BPM
10 5 (0.072%) Magento
10 5 (0.072%) MoSes
10 5 (0.072%) SAP BPC
10 5 (0.072%) SAP CO
10 5 (0.072%) SAP FI
10 5 (0.072%) SAP FI/CO
11 4 (0.057%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 2,313 (33.09%) AWS
2 1,372 (19.63%) Azure DevOps
3 1,117 (15.98%) GCP
4 644 (9.21%) Microsoft 365
5 613 (8.77%) Power Platform
6 512 (7.33%) PaaS
7 502 (7.18%) Azure Active Directory
8 433 (6.20%) Serverless
9 404 (5.78%) Azure Data Factory
10 382 (5.47%) IaaS
11 376 (5.38%) SaaS
12 363 (5.19%) GitHub
13 242 (3.46%) Azure AKS
14 217 (3.10%) Azure Functions
15 190 (2.72%) Azure Monitor
16 181 (2.59%) Azure Cosmos DB
17 179 (2.56%) Dynamics 365
18 178 (2.55%) Azure Synapse Analytics
19 171 (2.45%) Azure Service Bus
20 169 (2.42%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 362 (5.18%) Firewall
2 259 (3.71%) DNS
3 150 (2.15%) VPN
4 138 (1.97%) WAN
5 134 (1.92%) Network Security
6 126 (1.80%) DHCP
7 94 (1.34%) Internet
8 79 (1.13%) LAN
9 73 (1.04%) HTTP
10 71 (1.02%) SD-WAN
11 61 (0.87%) TCP/IP
12 56 (0.80%) SAN
13 50 (0.72%) BGP
14 48 (0.69%) MPLS
15 45 (0.64%) Wireless
16 44 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
17 40 (0.57%) SSL
18 37 (0.53%) SSH
19 36 (0.52%) IPsec
20 32 (0.46%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 765 (10.95%) SQL Server
2 463 (6.62%) Power BI
3 348 (4.98%) Data Warehouse
4 346 (4.95%) Big Data
5 331 (4.74%) Data Lake
6 254 (3.63%) Azure SQL Database
7 245 (3.51%) PostgreSQL
8 216 (3.09%) NoSQL
9 183 (2.62%) MongoDB
10 178 (2.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 151 (2.16%) Relational Database
12 137 (1.96%) MySQL
13 119 (1.70%) Hadoop
14 99 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 84 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
16 82 (1.17%) Delta Lake
17 80 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 70 (1.00%) Redis
19 69 (0.99%) Tableau
20 67 (0.96%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 740 (10.59%) Git (software)
2 624 (8.93%) Jenkins
3 499 (7.14%) JIRA
4 298 (4.26%) GitLab
5 212 (3.03%) Maven
6 196 (2.80%) TeamCity
7 180 (2.58%) Gradle
8 125 (1.79%) Visual Studio
9 103 (1.47%) Selenium
10 81 (1.16%) Cucumber
11 76 (1.09%) Visual Studio Team System
12 73 (1.04%) SonarQube
13 69 (0.99%) Octopus Deploy
14 62 (0.89%) Bitbucket
14 62 (0.89%) Sonatype Nexus
15 57 (0.82%) Postman
16 54 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
17 51 (0.73%) SpecFlow
18 49 (0.70%) PowerDesigner
18 49 (0.70%) webpack
General
1 1,887 (27.00%) Finance
2 1,223 (17.50%) Social Skills
3 593 (8.48%) Banking
4 395 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
5 370 (5.29%) Public Sector
6 312 (4.46%) Front Office
7 227 (3.25%) Investment Banking
8 180 (2.58%) Presentation Skills
9 162 (2.32%) Retail
10 148 (2.12%) Marketing
11 140 (2.00%) Legal
12 96 (1.37%) Law
13 94 (1.34%) Telecoms
14 89 (1.27%) Influencing Skills
15 85 (1.22%) Manufacturing
16 71 (1.02%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 62 (0.89%) Electronics
18 59 (0.84%) Financial Institution
19 52 (0.74%) Documentation Skills
20 41 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,806 (25.84%) Developer
2 1,154 (16.51%) Architect
3 739 (10.57%) Azure Engineer
4 616 (8.81%) DevOps Engineer
5 452 (6.47%) Solutions Architect
6 450 (6.44%) Data Engineer
7 391 (5.59%) .NET Developer
8 375 (5.37%) Analyst
9 351 (5.02%) Azure Architect
10 302 (4.32%) Cloud Engineer
11 275 (3.93%) Cloud Architect
12 274 (3.92%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 268 (3.83%) AWS Engineer
14 267 (3.82%) Software Engineer
15 259 (3.71%) Python Developer
16 254 (3.63%) Java Developer
17 252 (3.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 251 (3.59%) Azure Developer
19 206 (2.95%) Senior Developer
20 203 (2.90%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,133 (16.21%) .NET
2 670 (9.59%) React
3 455 (6.51%) HTML
4 450 (6.44%) CSS
5 362 (5.18%) AngularJS
6 358 (5.12%) .NET Core
7 356 (5.09%) Node.js
8 351 (5.02%) REST
9 343 (4.91%) Kafka
10 305 (4.36%) .NET Framework
11 266 (3.81%) ASP.NET
11 266 (3.81%) RESTful
12 232 (3.32%) HTML5
13 215 (3.08%) Spring
14 157 (2.25%) JSON
14 157 (2.25%) Web Services
15 150 (2.15%) Django
16 133 (1.90%) CSS3
17 131 (1.87%) Flask
18 119 (1.70%) ARM Templates
Miscellaneous
1 388 (5.55%) Public Cloud
2 264 (3.78%) Cloud Native
3 225 (3.22%) Data Centre
4 210 (3.00%) Equities
5 197 (2.82%) Greenfield Project
6 191 (2.73%) User Experience
7 169 (2.42%) Derivative
8 161 (2.30%) Management Information System
9 158 (2.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 156 (2.23%) Hedge funds
11 142 (2.03%) Fixed Income
12 121 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
13 117 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
14 100 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
15 98 (1.40%) Virtual Team
16 95 (1.36%) Data Structures
17 93 (1.33%) Data Protection Act
18 86 (1.23%) Mobile App
19 84 (1.20%) PKI
20 82 (1.17%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 793 (11.35%) Windows
2 629 (9.00%) Linux
3 302 (4.32%) Windows Server
4 154 (2.20%) Unix
5 121 (1.73%) Windows 10
6 84 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 71 (1.02%) Android
8 69 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
9 68 (0.97%) Windows Server 2016
10 65 (0.93%) VMS
11 62 (0.89%) Apple iOS
12 52 (0.74%) Windows Server 2019
13 42 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
14 32 (0.46%) Ubuntu
15 27 (0.39%) CentOS
16 16 (0.23%) Mac OS
17 12 (0.17%) Windows 7
18 11 (0.16%) HPUX
19 9 (0.13%) Debian
19 9 (0.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,605 (37.27%) DevOps
2 2,381 (34.07%) Agile
3 1,829 (26.17%) CI/CD
4 912 (13.05%) Microservices
5 880 (12.59%) Analytics
6 845 (12.09%) Migration
7 742 (10.62%) Scrum
8 722 (10.33%) Software Engineering
9 605 (8.66%) Business Intelligence
10 546 (7.81%) Test Automation
11 536 (7.67%) Infrastructure as Code
12 517 (7.40%) Full Stack Development
13 513 (7.34%) Problem-Solving
14 501 (7.17%) TDD
15 434 (6.21%) Stakeholder Management
16 406 (5.81%) ETL
17 342 (4.89%) Asset Management
18 328 (4.69%) Continuous Integration
19 326 (4.66%) SDLC
20 318 (4.55%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1,644 (23.52%) Python
2 1,542 (22.06%) SQL
3 1,144 (16.37%) C#
4 962 (13.76%) Java
5 920 (13.16%) JavaScript
6 828 (11.85%) PowerShell
7 439 (6.28%) TypeScript
8 337 (4.82%) Bash
9 213 (3.05%) T-SQL
10 202 (2.89%) Scala
11 189 (2.70%) Go
12 115 (1.65%) C
13 80 (1.14%) Shell Script
14 79 (1.13%) Ruby
15 72 (1.03%) R
16 62 (0.89%) PL/SQL
17 61 (0.87%) C++
18 60 (0.86%) ES6
18 60 (0.86%) PHP
19 48 (0.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 408 (5.84%) Security Cleared
2 338 (4.84%) SC Cleared
3 318 (4.55%) Degree
4 109 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
5 90 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 87 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
7 82 (1.17%) CISSP
8 67 (0.96%) CCNA
9 45 (0.64%) TOGAF Certification
10 40 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
10 40 (0.57%) CCNP
10 40 (0.57%) MCSE
11 36 (0.52%) AWS Certification
11 36 (0.52%) CISM
12 34 (0.49%) MCSA
13 32 (0.46%) DV Cleared
14 29 (0.41%) ISTQB
15 28 (0.40%) MCP
16 27 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 26 (0.37%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 278 (3.98%) QA
2 94 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 90 (1.29%) Data Quality
4 89 (1.27%) GDPR
5 74 (1.06%) Accessibility
6 69 (0.99%) SLA
7 57 (0.82%) NIST
8 33 (0.47%) PCI DSS
9 31 (0.44%) PMO
10 17 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 16 (0.23%) GRC
12 14 (0.20%) GLBA
12 14 (0.20%) WCAG
13 13 (0.19%) COBIT
14 12 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
14 12 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 10 (0.14%) NCSC
16 9 (0.13%) IFRS
16 9 (0.13%) IFRS 17
17 7 (0.10%) NIST 800
System Software
1 1,010 (14.45%) Docker
2 700 (10.02%) Active Directory
3 207 (2.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 118 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
5 62 (0.89%) Virtual Desktop
6 58 (0.83%) vSphere
7 56 (0.80%) Hyper-V
8 45 (0.64%) XenApp
9 38 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
10 30 (0.43%) NFS
11 25 (0.36%) XenDesktop
12 22 (0.31%) HDFS
13 15 (0.21%) BitLocker
13 15 (0.21%) Firmware
14 11 (0.16%) VMware NSX
15 9 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
15 9 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
16 6 (0.086%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 6 (0.086%) Microsoft App-V
16 6 (0.086%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1,303 (18.64%) Kubernetes
2 1,150 (16.45%) Terraform
3 453 (6.48%) Ansible
4 217 (3.10%) Microsoft Intune
5 160 (2.29%) SCCM
6 133 (1.90%) Puppet
7 90 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
8 86 (1.23%) Single Sign-On
9 83 (1.19%) Grafana
10 71 (1.02%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 71 (1.02%) Prometheus
11 37 (0.53%) Istio
12 36 (0.52%) SCOM
13 28 (0.40%) Kibana
13 28 (0.40%) Packer
14 24 (0.34%) Control-M
14 24 (0.34%) QRadar
15 23 (0.33%) Nessus
16 22 (0.31%) WSUS
17 21 (0.30%) logstash
Vendors
1 1,937 (27.71%) Microsoft
2 600 (8.58%) Databricks
3 379 (5.42%) VMware
4 333 (4.76%) Google
5 327 (4.68%) Oracle
6 205 (2.93%) Citrix
6 205 (2.93%) SAP
7 202 (2.89%) Cisco
8 138 (1.97%) Splunk
9 122 (1.75%) Red Hat
10 110 (1.57%) Palo Alto
10 110 (1.57%) ServiceNow
11 90 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
12 76 (1.09%) IBM
13 65 (0.93%) Sitecore
14 62 (0.89%) Informatica
14 62 (0.89%) MuleSoft
15 60 (0.86%) HP
16 58 (0.83%) Adobe
17 56 (0.80%) AppDynamics