Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 4 6 12
Rank change year-on-year +2 +6 +24
Contract jobs citing Azure 2,952 3,974 4,515
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 16.94% 13.22% 10.15%
As % of the Cloud Services category 45.72% 38.85% 36.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,677 3,002 3,534
Median daily rate £505 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.81% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £363 £367 £388
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
England median daily rate £498 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -0.50% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 24 8
Median hourly rate £55.00 £72.50 £29.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.14% +146.93% +95.73%
10th Percentile £48.80 £22.38 £23.85
90th Percentile £64.20 £78.75 £52.13
England median hourly rate £52.00 £69.75 £24.17
% change year-on-year -25.45% +188.61% -11.75%

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 6,457 10,230 12,463
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.05% 34.04% 28.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,753 7,470 9,272
Median daily rate £500 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £330 £313 £325
90th Percentile £688 £700 £675
England median daily rate £488 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -2.50% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 75 69
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.50 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.28% +14.67% -12.79%
10th Percentile £20.20 £15.80 £12.45
90th Percentile £67.70 £78.75 £34.53
Median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% +14.29% -2.78%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 18 January 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 0 353 £528 +2.93% 278
West London -5 43 £530 +11.58% 65
South London -4 27 £481 +6.94% 25
East London -2 10 £540 -22.86% 46
North London -1 3 £450 -14.29% 6
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 1,062 (35.98%) AWS
2 1,000 (33.88%) Agile Software Development
3 987 (33.43%) DevOps
4 807 (27.34%) Microsoft
5 726 (24.59%) Finance
6 712 (24.12%) Python
7 639 (21.65%) SQL
8 528 (17.89%) GCP
9 505 (17.11%) .NET
10 497 (16.84%) Kubernetes
11 492 (16.67%) JavaScript
12 483 (16.36%) Java
13 445 (15.07%) Docker
14 441 (14.94%) Microservices
15 435 (14.74%) C#
16 426 (14.43%) Software Engineering
17 419 (14.19%) Terraform
18 370 (12.53%) React
19 362 (12.26%) Web Services
20 357 (12.09%) Windows
21 354 (11.99%) SQL Server
22 337 (11.42%) Active Directory
23 306 (10.37%) Serverless
24 300 (10.16%) PowerShell
25 297 (10.06%) Jenkins
26 294 (9.96%) Git (software)
26 294 (9.96%) Power Platform
27 289 (9.79%) Security Cleared
27 289 (9.79%) Migration
28 285 (9.65%) Business Intelligence

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
1 148 (5.01%) SharePoint
2 74 (2.51%) Confluence
3 71 (2.41%) Apache Spark
4 59 (2.00%) Apache
5 54 (1.83%) Skype for Business
6 37 (1.25%) IIS
7 33 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
8 29 (0.98%) MS Exchange
9 26 (0.88%) CMS
10 20 (0.68%) NServiceBus
11 19 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
12 14 (0.47%) Apache Airflow
12 14 (0.47%) Jupyter
13 13 (0.44%) SAS
14 12 (0.41%) nginx
15 10 (0.34%) JBoss
15 10 (0.34%) MQSeries
15 10 (0.34%) OpenStack
15 10 (0.34%) Tomcat
16 9 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 46 (1.56%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
4 10 (0.34%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.17%) Gephi
7 4 (0.14%) Chatbot
8 3 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.10%) Adobe Premiere
8 3 (0.10%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.10%) Sketch
9 2 (0.068%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.034%) Figma
10 1 (0.034%) Stata
Business Applications
1 54 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
4 8 (0.27%) SAP Hybris
5 7 (0.24%) Sentinel
6 5 (0.17%) Aligne
6 5 (0.17%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 3 (0.10%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.10%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.068%) Magento
9 1 (0.034%) MultiFonds
9 1 (0.034%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.034%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.034%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.034%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.034%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.034%) SAP MDG
9 1 (0.034%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.034%) TRIRIGA
9 1 (0.034%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1,062 (35.98%) AWS
2 528 (17.89%) GCP
3 306 (10.37%) Serverless
4 294 (9.96%) Power Platform
5 283 (9.59%) Office 365
6 234 (7.93%) PaaS
7 197 (6.67%) Azure Active Directory
8 188 (6.37%) IaaS
9 140 (4.74%) Azure Functions
10 128 (4.34%) Logic Apps
11 125 (4.23%) Azure Data Factory
12 116 (3.93%) SaaS
13 105 (3.56%) Dynamics 365
14 102 (3.46%) PowerApps
15 93 (3.15%) AWS Lambda
16 81 (2.74%) GitHub
17 69 (2.34%) Cloud Computing
18 51 (1.73%) Apigee
19 47 (1.59%) Amazon ECS
20 45 (1.52%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 135 (4.57%) Firewall
2 103 (3.49%) DNS
3 67 (2.27%) VPN
4 64 (2.17%) WAN
5 58 (1.96%) Skype
6 44 (1.49%) Network Security
7 41 (1.39%) LAN
8 35 (1.19%) HTTP
9 33 (1.12%) DHCP
10 32 (1.08%) TCP/IP
11 31 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
12 28 (0.95%) Internet
13 27 (0.91%) SAN
14 23 (0.78%) DMZ
15 20 (0.68%) Wireless
16 16 (0.54%) Intranet
17 15 (0.51%) MPLS
18 14 (0.47%) SSL
19 11 (0.37%) Kerberos
20 10 (0.34%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 354 (11.99%) SQL Server
2 187 (6.33%) Power BI
3 180 (6.10%) Data Warehouse
4 170 (5.76%) Azure SQL Database
5 143 (4.84%) NoSQL
6 134 (4.54%) Data Lake
7 122 (4.13%) Big Data
7 122 (4.13%) PostgreSQL
8 107 (3.62%) MySQL
9 101 (3.42%) MongoDB
10 83 (2.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 76 (2.57%) Cosmos DB
12 72 (2.44%) Relational Database
13 57 (1.93%) Hadoop
14 46 (1.56%) Amazon Redshift
15 37 (1.25%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 37 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 37 (1.25%) Tableau
16 31 (1.05%) RDBMS
16 31 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 297 (10.06%) Jenkins
2 294 (9.96%) Git (software)
3 160 (5.42%) JIRA
4 103 (3.49%) GitLab
5 89 (3.01%) Visual Studio Team System
6 65 (2.20%) Selenium
7 64 (2.17%) Artifactory
8 45 (1.52%) Maven
9 43 (1.46%) webpack
10 40 (1.36%) TeamCity
11 39 (1.32%) Visual Studio
12 36 (1.22%) SonarQube
13 35 (1.19%) Octopus Deploy
14 31 (1.05%) Bitbucket
15 30 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
16 27 (0.91%) Cucumber
16 27 (0.91%) SpecFlow
17 24 (0.81%) CircleCI
17 24 (0.81%) Gradle
17 24 (0.81%) Postman
General
1 726 (24.59%) Finance
2 222 (7.52%) Banking
3 177 (6.00%) Public Sector
4 174 (5.89%) Front Office
5 89 (3.01%) Marketing
6 78 (2.64%) Retail
7 52 (1.76%) Investment Banking
8 40 (1.36%) Telecoms
9 36 (1.22%) Manufacturing
10 31 (1.05%) Electronics
11 28 (0.95%) Law
12 25 (0.85%) Financial Institution
12 25 (0.85%) Legal
13 20 (0.68%) Back Office
14 16 (0.54%) Advertising
14 16 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
15 15 (0.51%) Billing
16 11 (0.37%) German Language
16 11 (0.37%) Retail Banking
17 10 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 861 (29.17%) Developer
2 457 (15.48%) Architect
3 293 (9.93%) Azure Engineer
4 242 (8.20%) DevOps Engineer
5 179 (6.06%) React Developer
6 161 (5.45%) Software Engineer
7 158 (5.35%) Consultant
8 156 (5.28%) Analyst
9 147 (4.98%) .NET Developer
10 133 (4.51%) Azure Architect
10 133 (4.51%) Data Engineer
11 132 (4.47%) Azure Developer
12 118 (4.00%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 112 (3.79%) Cloud Architect
14 106 (3.59%) Senior Developer
14 106 (3.59%) Solutions Architect
15 104 (3.52%) Full Stack Developer
16 103 (3.49%) Azure DevOps
17 98 (3.32%) Cloud Engineer
17 98 (3.32%) Developer/Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 505 (17.11%) .NET
2 370 (12.53%) React
3 362 (12.26%) Web Services
4 271 (9.18%) AngularJS
5 251 (8.50%) Node.js
6 200 (6.78%) .NET Core
7 188 (6.37%) CSS
7 188 (6.37%) HTML
8 149 (5.05%) REST
9 110 (3.73%) HTML5
10 107 (3.62%) RESTful
11 103 (3.49%) JSON
12 98 (3.32%) ASP.NET
13 95 (3.22%) Kafka
14 91 (3.08%) Redux
14 91 (3.08%) Spring
15 89 (3.01%) ASP.NET Web API
16 86 (2.91%) React Native
17 85 (2.88%) Vue.js
18 74 (2.51%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 174 (5.89%) Greenfield Project
2 163 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
3 136 (4.61%) Public Cloud
4 118 (4.00%) Hedge funds
4 118 (4.00%) User Experience
5 117 (3.96%) Cloud Native
6 112 (3.79%) Data Centre
7 107 (3.62%) Fixed Income
8 106 (3.59%) Derivative
9 86 (2.91%) Blog
10 81 (2.74%) Equities
11 60 (2.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 55 (1.86%) Management Information System
13 50 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
14 46 (1.56%) Private Cloud
15 43 (1.46%) Mobile App
15 43 (1.46%) Self-Motivation
16 36 (1.22%) Data Structures
17 31 (1.05%) Algorithms
18 30 (1.02%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 357 (12.09%) Windows
2 203 (6.88%) Linux
3 112 (3.79%) Windows Server
4 74 (2.51%) Windows 10
5 58 (1.96%) Apple iOS
6 56 (1.90%) Android
7 46 (1.56%) Unix
8 42 (1.42%) Windows Server 2016
9 37 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
10 25 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
11 22 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 20 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
12 20 (0.68%) Windows Server 2019
13 15 (0.51%) Windows 7
14 14 (0.47%) VMS
15 10 (0.34%) Solaris
15 10 (0.34%) Ubuntu
16 8 (0.27%) CentOS
16 8 (0.27%) Debian
17 7 (0.24%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,000 (33.88%) Agile Software Development
2 987 (33.43%) DevOps
3 441 (14.94%) Microservices
4 426 (14.43%) Software Engineering
5 289 (9.79%) Migration
6 285 (9.65%) Business Intelligence
7 257 (8.71%) TDD
8 250 (8.47%) Scrum
9 228 (7.72%) Analytics
10 227 (7.69%) Asset Management
10 227 (7.69%) Test Automation
11 185 (6.27%) Open Source
12 184 (6.23%) Problem-Solving
13 181 (6.13%) Data Modelling
14 175 (5.93%) Investment Management
15 148 (5.01%) Stakeholder Management
16 147 (4.98%) BDD
17 138 (4.67%) Infrastructure as Code
18 134 (4.54%) ETL
19 126 (4.27%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 712 (24.12%) Python
2 639 (21.65%) SQL
3 492 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 483 (16.36%) Java
5 435 (14.74%) C#
6 300 (10.16%) PowerShell
7 98 (3.32%) Go
8 93 (3.15%) Bash Shell
9 92 (3.12%) T-SQL
10 84 (2.85%) TypeScript
11 67 (2.27%) R
12 61 (2.07%) C++
12 61 (2.07%) Scala
13 59 (2.00%) Java 8
14 56 (1.90%) Kotlin
15 50 (1.69%) Ruby
16 44 (1.49%) PL/SQL
17 40 (1.36%) C
17 40 (1.36%) Perl
18 38 (1.29%) ES6
Qualifications
1 289 (9.79%) Security Cleared
2 252 (8.54%) SC Cleared
3 110 (3.73%) Degree
4 40 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 32 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
5 32 (1.08%) CISSP
6 26 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (0.68%) DV Cleared
7 20 (0.68%) MCSE
8 17 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
9 14 (0.47%) CCNA
10 13 (0.44%) PhD
11 12 (0.41%) CISM
11 12 (0.41%) ISEB
11 12 (0.41%) Sun Certification
12 10 (0.34%) AWS Certification
13 9 (0.30%) CCNP
13 9 (0.30%) DBS Check
13 9 (0.30%) MCSA
14 8 (0.27%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (2.74%) QA
2 44 (1.49%) Data Quality
3 24 (0.81%) GDPR
3 24 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (0.68%) SLA
5 18 (0.61%) NIST
6 12 (0.41%) PMO
7 9 (0.30%) NCSC
8 8 (0.27%) COBIT
9 6 (0.20%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.10%) IFRS
10 3 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (0.10%) WCAG
11 2 (0.068%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.034%) GMP
12 1 (0.034%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.034%) MiFID
12 1 (0.034%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.034%) SEPA
12 1 (0.034%) Solvency II
System Software
1 445 (15.07%) Docker
2 337 (11.42%) Active Directory
3 90 (3.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 44 (1.49%) Hyper-V
5 32 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
6 29 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
7 23 (0.78%) vSphere
8 16 (0.54%) HDFS
9 15 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
10 9 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 9 (0.30%) KVM
10 9 (0.30%) Xen
11 7 (0.24%) XenApp
12 6 (0.20%) VMware NSX
13 5 (0.17%) vCloud
14 4 (0.14%) BitLocker
14 4 (0.14%) VMFS
15 3 (0.10%) DFS Replication
15 3 (0.10%) oVirt
15 3 (0.10%) Samba
Systems Management
1 497 (16.84%) Kubernetes
2 419 (14.19%) Terraform
3 202 (6.84%) Ansible
4 75 (2.54%) Microsoft Intune
5 70 (2.37%) Puppet
6 69 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
7 64 (2.17%) SCCM
8 32 (1.08%) Single Sign-On
9 23 (0.78%) Prometheus
10 20 (0.68%) Grafana
11 17 (0.58%) SCOM
12 14 (0.47%) vRealize
13 12 (0.41%) Rundeck
14 11 (0.37%) Packer
15 10 (0.34%) Kibana
15 10 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
15 10 (0.34%) Rancher
15 10 (0.34%) Salt
15 10 (0.34%) vCenter Server
16 9 (0.30%) Consul
Vendors
1 807 (27.34%) Microsoft
2 203 (6.88%) Google
3 172 (5.83%) Databricks
4 162 (5.49%) Oracle
5 142 (4.81%) VMware
6 76 (2.57%) SAP
7 64 (2.17%) Citrix
8 59 (2.00%) Cisco
9 52 (1.76%) MuleSoft
9 52 (1.76%) Splunk
10 42 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
11 35 (1.19%) Red Hat
11 35 (1.19%) ServiceNow
12 32 (1.08%) Informatica
13 30 (1.02%) Palo Alto
14 26 (0.88%) Atlassian
14 26 (0.88%) HP
15 25 (0.85%) Cloudera
15 25 (0.85%) Dell
16 22 (0.75%) Okta