Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 9 17 44
Rank change year-on-year +8 +27 +23
Contract jobs citing Azure 4,622 4,014 2,222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.47% 8.70% 4.99%
As % of the Cloud Services category 38.28% 33.21% 27.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,440 3,094 1,589
London median daily rate £525 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £381 £375 £325
90th Percentile £700 £675 £638
England median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 1
London median hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £163.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.68% -76.23% -
10th Percentile £21.25 £29.36 £159.50
90th Percentile £63.75 £80.50 £166.50
England median hourly rate £45.00 £19.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +136.84% -55.29% +13.33%

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 12,075 12,087 8,033
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 32.57% 26.19% 18.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,702 8,915 5,958
London median daily rate £525 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £310
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 105 79 76
London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.27% +2.33% -3.37%
10th Percentile £17.50 £13.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £79.50 £165.00
England median hourly rate £22.42 £18.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year +24.53% -11.11% +6.58%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 15 October 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 +10 1,024 £525 +3.45% 394
West London +10 171 £500 +2.56% 136
South London +10 121 £475 -9.52% 59
East London +6 72 £700 +47.37% 74
North London 0 28 £525 +10.53% 19
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 1,579 (34.16%) AWS
2 1,486 (32.15%) Agile Software Development
3 1,475 (31.91%) DevOps
4 1,319 (28.54%) Microsoft
5 1,045 (22.61%) SQL
6 1,034 (22.37%) C#
7 1,026 (22.20%) Finance
8 956 (20.68%) .NET
9 813 (17.59%) Python
10 736 (15.92%) Docker
11 687 (14.86%) SQL Server
12 681 (14.73%) Kubernetes
13 680 (14.71%) Windows
14 679 (14.69%) Microservices
15 656 (14.19%) JavaScript
16 629 (13.61%) GCP
17 613 (13.26%) Active Directory
18 601 (13.00%) Office 365
19 564 (12.20%) Java
20 535 (11.58%) PowerShell
21 524 (11.34%) Migration
22 486 (10.51%) TDD
23 475 (10.28%) Scrum
24 473 (10.23%) Git (software)
25 461 (9.97%) Terraform
26 458 (9.91%) Linux
27 427 (9.24%) Business Intelligence
28 417 (9.02%) AngularJS
29 391 (8.46%) Ansible
30 381 (8.24%) Analytics

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
1 283 (6.12%) SharePoint
2 219 (4.74%) Apache Spark
3 156 (3.38%) Confluence
4 102 (2.21%) IIS
5 89 (1.93%) Apache
6 83 (1.80%) Skype for Business
7 76 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
8 61 (1.32%) OpenStack
9 53 (1.15%) MS Exchange
10 34 (0.74%) CMS
11 32 (0.69%) Tomcat
12 25 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
13 24 (0.52%) Cloud Foundry
14 23 (0.50%) nginx
15 21 (0.45%) Apache Airflow
16 20 (0.43%) JBoss
17 19 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
17 19 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
18 18 (0.39%) Jupyter
19 17 (0.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 91 (1.97%) Microsoft Office
2 69 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.26%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.13%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (0.11%) Chatbot
8 4 (0.087%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.087%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.065%) Sketch
10 2 (0.043%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.043%) UXPin
11 1 (0.022%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.022%) Adobe XD
11 1 (0.022%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 100 (2.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
3 27 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 21 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
5 14 (0.30%) FINCAD Analytics
6 10 (0.22%) NetSuite
7 9 (0.19%) SAP CO
7 9 (0.19%) SAP FI
7 9 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
8 7 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
9 5 (0.11%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 4 (0.087%) Aligne
10 4 (0.087%) Magento
10 4 (0.087%) Oracle Cash Management
10 4 (0.087%) SAP Business ByDesign
11 3 (0.065%) Oracle Financials
11 3 (0.065%) PeopleSoft Financials
12 2 (0.043%) Primavera
12 2 (0.043%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 2 (0.043%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1,579 (34.16%) AWS
2 629 (13.61%) GCP
3 601 (13.00%) Office 365
4 368 (7.96%) Azure Active Directory
5 356 (7.70%) Power Platform
6 302 (6.53%) PaaS
7 298 (6.45%) IaaS
8 225 (4.87%) Azure Data Factory
9 215 (4.65%) Serverless
10 167 (3.61%) SaaS
11 156 (3.38%) GitHub
12 129 (2.79%) Dynamics 365
13 112 (2.42%) Azure Functions
14 109 (2.36%) OpenShift
15 93 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
16 51 (1.10%) PowerApps
17 50 (1.08%) npm
18 47 (1.02%) AWS Lambda
19 46 (1.00%) OneDrive
20 42 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 211 (4.57%) Firewall
2 125 (2.70%) DNS
3 98 (2.12%) VPN
4 93 (2.01%) Skype
5 82 (1.77%) WAN
6 63 (1.36%) DHCP
7 59 (1.28%) SAN
8 57 (1.23%) LAN
9 51 (1.10%) Network Security
10 45 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
11 42 (0.91%) Internet
12 39 (0.84%) TCP/IP
13 32 (0.69%) HTTP
14 29 (0.63%) VLAN
15 22 (0.48%) Wireless
16 17 (0.37%) FTP
16 17 (0.37%) MPLS
16 17 (0.37%) NetScaler
17 16 (0.35%) BGP
17 16 (0.35%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 687 (14.86%) SQL Server
2 346 (7.49%) Data Warehouse
3 330 (7.14%) Power BI
4 324 (7.01%) Big Data
5 260 (5.63%) NoSQL
6 258 (5.58%) Data Lake
7 247 (5.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 230 (4.98%) Azure SQL Database
9 174 (3.76%) Hadoop
10 162 (3.50%) Relational Database
11 159 (3.44%) PostgreSQL
12 144 (3.12%) MySQL
13 136 (2.94%) Cosmos DB
14 131 (2.83%) MongoDB
15 122 (2.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 119 (2.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 112 (2.42%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
18 71 (1.54%) Redis
19 53 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
20 49 (1.06%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 473 (10.23%) Git (software)
2 371 (8.03%) Jenkins
3 284 (6.14%) JIRA
4 247 (5.34%) Visual Studio Team System
5 154 (3.33%) TeamCity
6 150 (3.25%) Visual Studio
7 119 (2.57%) Selenium
8 114 (2.47%) Team Foundation Server
9 105 (2.27%) Octopus Deploy
10 92 (1.99%) Maven
11 67 (1.45%) Jasmine
12 63 (1.36%) Cucumber
13 52 (1.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 51 (1.10%) NUnit
15 45 (0.97%) Bitbucket
15 45 (0.97%) Karma Test Runner
15 45 (0.97%) SonarQube
16 43 (0.93%) Gradle
17 42 (0.91%) Sonatype Nexus
18 40 (0.87%) SpecFlow
General
1 1,026 (22.20%) Finance
2 270 (5.84%) Banking
3 157 (3.40%) Public Sector
4 137 (2.96%) Retail
5 132 (2.86%) Front Office
6 77 (1.67%) Legal
7 74 (1.60%) Law
8 63 (1.36%) Investment Banking
9 59 (1.28%) Marketing
10 47 (1.02%) Financial Institution
11 45 (0.97%) Telecoms
12 33 (0.71%) Advertising
13 26 (0.56%) Publishing
14 25 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
15 24 (0.52%) Manufacturing
16 19 (0.41%) Games
17 17 (0.37%) Billing
18 14 (0.30%) Electronics
19 11 (0.24%) Retail Banking
20 9 (0.19%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1,309 (28.32%) Developer
2 769 (16.64%) Architect
3 571 (12.35%) DevOps Engineer
4 463 (10.02%) Azure Engineer
5 346 (7.49%) .NET Developer
6 305 (6.60%) Azure DevOps
7 255 (5.52%) C# Developer
8 254 (5.50%) Azure Architect
9 241 (5.21%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 232 (5.02%) Azure Developer
11 220 (4.76%) Analyst
12 213 (4.61%) Consultant
13 207 (4.48%) Data Engineer
14 206 (4.46%) Full Stack Developer
15 194 (4.20%) Senior Developer
16 191 (4.13%) Cloud Engineer
17 181 (3.92%) Solutions Architect
18 159 (3.44%) Cloud Architect
19 150 (3.25%) React Developer
20 135 (2.92%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 956 (20.68%) .NET
2 417 (9.02%) AngularJS
3 337 (7.29%) React
4 331 (7.16%) .NET Core
5 285 (6.17%) HTML
6 281 (6.08%) Node.js
7 280 (6.06%) CSS
8 271 (5.86%) Web Services
9 263 (5.69%) ASP.NET
10 245 (5.30%) ASP.NET Web API
11 244 (5.28%) REST
12 226 (4.89%) RESTful
13 219 (4.74%) .NET Framework
14 206 (4.46%) JSON
15 180 (3.89%) Kafka
16 138 (2.99%) HTML5
17 125 (2.70%) Spring
18 115 (2.49%) Redux
19 114 (2.47%) ASP.NET MVC
20 107 (2.32%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 265 (5.73%) Greenfield Project
2 240 (5.19%) Public Cloud
3 196 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
4 114 (2.47%) Data Centre
5 107 (2.32%) User Experience
6 99 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
7 86 (1.86%) Mobile App
8 85 (1.84%) Hybrid Cloud
9 72 (1.56%) Cloud Native
10 71 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
11 52 (1.13%) Hedge funds
12 50 (1.08%) Management Information System
13 49 (1.06%) Derivative
14 48 (1.04%) Virtual Team
15 45 (0.97%) Algorithms
16 43 (0.93%) Replication
17 41 (0.89%) Data Structures
18 36 (0.78%) Fixed Income
18 36 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
19 34 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 680 (14.71%) Windows
2 458 (9.91%) Linux
3 235 (5.08%) Windows Server
4 155 (3.35%) Windows 10
5 124 (2.68%) Unix
6 89 (1.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 81 (1.75%) Apple iOS
8 78 (1.69%) Android
9 77 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 58 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
11 52 (1.13%) Ubuntu
12 47 (1.02%) CentOS
13 45 (0.97%) Windows 7
14 39 (0.84%) VMS
15 25 (0.54%) Mac OS X
16 18 (0.39%) Mac OS
17 17 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
18 10 (0.22%) Solaris
19 8 (0.17%) Debian
20 7 (0.15%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,486 (32.15%) Agile Software Development
2 1,475 (31.91%) DevOps
3 679 (14.69%) Microservices
4 524 (11.34%) Migration
5 486 (10.51%) TDD
6 475 (10.28%) Scrum
7 427 (9.24%) Business Intelligence
8 381 (8.24%) Analytics
9 355 (7.68%) Test Automation
10 350 (7.57%) Continuous Integration
11 286 (6.19%) MVC
12 264 (5.71%) BDD
13 249 (5.39%) Problem-Solving
14 247 (5.34%) ETL
15 228 (4.93%) Software Engineering
16 225 (4.87%) Kanban
17 224 (4.85%) SDLC
18 210 (4.54%) Data Science
19 205 (4.44%) Infrastructure as Code
19 205 (4.44%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1,045 (22.61%) SQL
2 1,034 (22.37%) C#
3 813 (17.59%) Python
4 656 (14.19%) JavaScript
5 564 (12.20%) Java
6 535 (11.58%) PowerShell
7 187 (4.05%) TypeScript
8 149 (3.22%) T-SQL
9 132 (2.86%) Scala
10 123 (2.66%) Bash Shell
11 105 (2.27%) Go
12 95 (2.06%) R
13 88 (1.90%) C++
14 87 (1.88%) Ruby
15 86 (1.86%) ES6
16 75 (1.62%) Java 8
17 52 (1.13%) Perl
18 42 (0.91%) C
19 40 (0.87%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
20 38 (0.82%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 260 (5.63%) Security Cleared
2 210 (4.54%) SC Cleared
3 198 (4.28%) Degree
4 80 (1.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 72 (1.56%) CISSP
6 39 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
6 39 (0.84%) MCSE
7 36 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
8 34 (0.74%) MCSA
9 31 (0.67%) AWS Certification
9 31 (0.67%) CISM
10 30 (0.65%) Master's Degree
11 22 (0.48%) TOGAF Certification
12 19 (0.41%) PhD
13 18 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
13 18 (0.39%) DV Cleared
14 17 (0.37%) CEH
15 16 (0.35%) CISA
16 15 (0.32%) CTC Cleared
16 15 (0.32%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (2.44%) QA
2 47 (1.02%) SLA
3 35 (0.76%) Data Quality
4 29 (0.63%) GDPR
4 29 (0.63%) PCI DSS
5 27 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 23 (0.50%) NIST
7 21 (0.45%) PMO
8 14 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 8 (0.17%) NIST 800
10 7 (0.15%) COBIT
11 6 (0.13%) NCSC
12 4 (0.087%) PSD2
12 4 (0.087%) Web Application Security Consortium
13 3 (0.065%) Disclosure Scotland
14 2 (0.043%) ISO 9000
14 2 (0.043%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 2 (0.043%) ITGC
15 1 (0.022%) HL7
15 1 (0.022%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 736 (15.92%) Docker
2 613 (13.26%) Active Directory
3 128 (2.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 85 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
5 65 (1.41%) Hyper-V
6 52 (1.13%) vSphere
7 38 (0.82%) XenApp
8 32 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
9 29 (0.63%) HDFS
10 27 (0.58%) XenDesktop
11 24 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
12 18 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
13 12 (0.26%) vCloud
13 12 (0.26%) VirtualBox
14 8 (0.17%) NFS
14 8 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
15 6 (0.13%) Apache Flume
15 6 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
16 5 (0.11%) BitLocker
16 5 (0.11%) OpenDJ
Systems Management
1 681 (14.73%) Kubernetes
2 461 (9.97%) Terraform
3 391 (8.46%) Ansible
4 173 (3.74%) Puppet
5 158 (3.42%) SCCM
6 150 (3.25%) Opscode Chef
7 136 (2.94%) Microsoft Intune
8 95 (2.06%) Single Sign-On
9 35 (0.76%) Grafana
10 34 (0.74%) Kibana
11 32 (0.69%) Consul
12 30 (0.65%) Prometheus
13 29 (0.63%) SCOM
14 28 (0.61%) logstash
15 26 (0.56%) Packer
16 22 (0.48%) Istio
17 21 (0.45%) Salt
18 18 (0.39%) CASB
19 16 (0.35%) Docker Swarm
20 15 (0.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1,319 (28.54%) Microsoft
2 376 (8.14%) Google
3 237 (5.13%) VMware
4 173 (3.74%) Oracle
5 170 (3.68%) Databricks
6 113 (2.44%) Cisco
7 110 (2.38%) Citrix
8 94 (2.03%) SAP
8 94 (2.03%) Splunk
9 79 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
10 78 (1.69%) Tableau
11 58 (1.25%) Red Hat
12 56 (1.21%) ServiceNow
13 49 (1.06%) Informatica
14 44 (0.95%) HP
15 43 (0.93%) Cloudera
16 42 (0.91%) CheckPoint
17 41 (0.89%) IBM
18 38 (0.82%) Atlassian
19 37 (0.80%) Sitecore