Period
to 7 August 2020

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 7 August 2020 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
7 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 5 9 19
Rank change year-on-year +4 +10 +29
Contract jobs citing Azure 2,393 4,940 3,781
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 15.66% 12.34% 8.25%
As % of the Cloud Services category 46.84% 38.59% 32.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,754 3,820 2,942
Median daily rate £525 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £375 £392 £368
90th Percentile £713 £688 £675
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 18 8
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -28.21% -70.09%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% +35.48% -34.74%

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 5,109 12,801 11,601
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 33.43% 31.97% 25.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,598 9,232 8,534
Median daily rate £525 £525 £505
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.96% +1.00%
10th Percentile £350 £350 £325
90th Percentile £713 £685 £675
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 104 84
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.72 £22.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.08% -0.98% +8.44%
10th Percentile £20.45 £14.00 £14.14
90th Percentile £56.00 £70.00 £94.03
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.72 £19.50
% change year-on-year +54.08% +16.49% -

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 7 August 2020.

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 7 August 2020.

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 7 August 2020. 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 +2 420 £519 -1.19% 147
West London +6 57 £610 +25.13% 53
South London +6 42 £525 -3.67% 19
East London +4 22 £475 -20.57% 26
North London -1 6 £450 -10.00% 9
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 7 August 2020, 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.

1 943 (39.41%) DevOps
2 903 (37.74%) Agile Software Development
3 894 (37.36%) AWS
4 675 (28.21%) Microsoft
5 638 (26.66%) Finance
6 543 (22.69%) SQL
7 525 (21.94%) Java
8 499 (20.85%) Python
9 490 (20.48%) .NET
10 486 (20.31%) GCP
11 473 (19.77%) Microservices
12 469 (19.60%) Kubernetes
13 455 (19.01%) Docker
14 439 (18.35%) C#
15 398 (16.63%) SQL Server
16 376 (15.71%) JavaScript
17 375 (15.67%) Windows
18 323 (13.50%) Web Services
19 322 (13.46%) Software Engineering
20 291 (12.16%) Active Directory
21 290 (12.12%) Google
22 281 (11.74%) Migration
23 277 (11.58%) AngularJS
24 268 (11.20%) React
25 261 (10.91%) Banking
26 258 (10.78%) Business Intelligence
27 254 (10.61%) PowerShell
28 252 (10.53%) Git (software)
28 252 (10.53%) Terraform
29 250 (10.45%) 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
1 127 (5.31%) SharePoint
2 88 (3.68%) Apache
3 86 (3.59%) Apache Spark
4 65 (2.72%) Confluence
5 35 (1.46%) Skype for Business
6 33 (1.38%) MS Exchange
7 31 (1.30%) IIS
8 26 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
9 21 (0.88%) WebLogic
10 18 (0.75%) Tomcat
11 16 (0.67%) CMS
12 15 (0.63%) Apache Solr
12 15 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
13 14 (0.59%) SAS
14 12 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 11 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
15 11 (0.46%) JBoss
16 10 (0.42%) MQSeries
16 10 (0.42%) Red Hat Fuse
17 9 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 52 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (0.54%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.25%) Figma
5 5 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.17%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.13%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.13%) LibreOffice
8 2 (0.084%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.042%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.042%) InVision
9 1 (0.042%) Sketch
9 1 (0.042%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 48 (2.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 10 (0.42%) SAP S/4HANA
4 5 (0.21%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 4 (0.17%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
6 3 (0.13%) Sentinel
7 2 (0.084%) Distributed Ledger
7 2 (0.084%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.084%) Elite 3E
7 2 (0.084%) Magento
7 2 (0.084%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.084%) R3 Corda
7 2 (0.084%) SAP Retail
8 1 (0.042%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.042%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.042%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.042%) Sophis RISQUE
8 1 (0.042%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 894 (37.36%) AWS
2 486 (20.31%) GCP
3 234 (9.78%) Office 365
4 187 (7.81%) PaaS
5 172 (7.19%) Power Platform
6 164 (6.85%) Azure Active Directory
7 159 (6.64%) Serverless
8 142 (5.93%) IaaS
9 133 (5.56%) SaaS
10 108 (4.51%) Azure Data Factory
11 93 (3.89%) AWS Lambda
12 82 (3.43%) GitHub
13 79 (3.30%) Dynamics 365
14 77 (3.22%) Amazon ECS
15 59 (2.47%) Azure Functions
16 48 (2.01%) Apigee
17 43 (1.80%) Logic Apps
18 41 (1.71%) OpenShift
19 38 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
20 37 (1.55%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 120 (5.01%) Firewall
2 92 (3.84%) DNS
3 83 (3.47%) VPN
4 51 (2.13%) Internet
5 46 (1.92%) Skype
6 43 (1.80%) WAN
7 41 (1.71%) DMZ
8 39 (1.63%) SSL
9 34 (1.42%) HTTPS
10 33 (1.38%) DHCP
11 30 (1.25%) SAN
11 30 (1.25%) Wireless
12 27 (1.13%) Network Security
13 26 (1.09%) TCP/IP
14 25 (1.04%) HTTP
15 20 (0.84%) Intranet
15 20 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
16 16 (0.67%) NetScaler
17 15 (0.63%) Remote Desktop
18 14 (0.59%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 398 (16.63%) SQL Server
2 199 (8.32%) Data Warehouse
3 150 (6.27%) Power BI
4 137 (5.73%) MySQL
4 137 (5.73%) NoSQL
5 126 (5.27%) Data Lake
6 123 (5.14%) PostgreSQL
7 122 (5.10%) Big Data
8 104 (4.35%) Azure SQL Database
9 99 (4.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 92 (3.84%) MongoDB
11 81 (3.38%) Amazon Redshift
12 60 (2.51%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 58 (2.42%) Hadoop
14 55 (2.30%) Cosmos DB
15 54 (2.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 46 (1.92%) Relational Database
17 42 (1.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 37 (1.55%) Redis
19 24 (1.00%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 252 (10.53%) Git (software)
2 250 (10.45%) Jenkins
3 125 (5.22%) JIRA
4 105 (4.39%) GitLab
5 89 (3.72%) Artifactory
6 74 (3.09%) Visual Studio
7 66 (2.76%) Team Foundation Server
8 64 (2.67%) Visual Studio Team System
9 61 (2.55%) Selenium
10 53 (2.21%) RStudio
11 51 (2.13%) Maven
12 47 (1.96%) TeamCity
13 39 (1.63%) Octopus Deploy
14 33 (1.38%) SpecFlow
15 29 (1.21%) Sonatype Nexus
16 25 (1.04%) Gradle
16 25 (1.04%) Mockito
17 22 (0.92%) JUnit
18 21 (0.88%) Cucumber
18 21 (0.88%) Subversion
General
1 638 (26.66%) Finance
2 261 (10.91%) Banking
3 188 (7.86%) Front Office
4 181 (7.56%) Public Sector
5 102 (4.26%) Investment Banking
6 75 (3.13%) Marketing
7 47 (1.96%) Retail
8 39 (1.63%) Back Office
9 35 (1.46%) Manufacturing
10 34 (1.42%) Telecoms
11 33 (1.38%) Electronics
12 29 (1.21%) Publishing
13 18 (0.75%) Legal
14 17 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
15 16 (0.67%) Law
16 14 (0.59%) Financial Institution
17 13 (0.54%) Local Government
18 12 (0.50%) Advertising
19 10 (0.42%) Retail Banking
20 9 (0.38%) Games
Job Titles
1 834 (34.85%) Developer
2 362 (15.13%) Architect
3 194 (8.11%) DevOps Engineer
4 191 (7.98%) Azure Engineer
5 189 (7.90%) Java Developer
6 152 (6.35%) Azure Developer
7 150 (6.27%) AWS Engineer
8 133 (5.56%) .NET Developer
9 115 (4.81%) AWS Developer
10 110 (4.60%) Senior Developer
11 106 (4.43%) Python Developer
12 104 (4.35%) Consultant
13 100 (4.18%) Data Engineer
14 99 (4.14%) Software Engineer
15 98 (4.10%) Azure Architect
15 98 (4.10%) Solutions Architect
16 96 (4.01%) Cloud Architect
17 94 (3.93%) C# Developer
17 94 (3.93%) Cloud Engineer
18 86 (3.59%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 490 (20.48%) .NET
2 323 (13.50%) Web Services
3 277 (11.58%) AngularJS
4 268 (11.20%) React
5 186 (7.77%) .NET Core
6 158 (6.60%) Node.js
7 149 (6.23%) Vue.js
8 145 (6.06%) HTML
9 130 (5.43%) ASP.NET
10 119 (4.97%) Kafka
11 117 (4.89%) RESTful
12 105 (4.39%) Spring
13 97 (4.05%) REST
14 95 (3.97%) HTML5
15 76 (3.18%) ASP.NET Web API
16 74 (3.09%) CSS
17 70 (2.93%) Swagger
18 66 (2.76%) ASP.NET Core
19 62 (2.59%) gRPC
20 60 (2.51%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 193 (8.07%) Hedge funds
2 160 (6.69%) Derivative
3 150 (6.27%) Fixed Income
4 148 (6.18%) Greenfield Project
5 131 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
6 128 (5.35%) Equities
7 113 (4.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 101 (4.22%) Data Centre
9 98 (4.10%) Public Cloud
10 72 (3.01%) Cloud Native
11 63 (2.63%) User Experience
12 56 (2.34%) Management Information System
13 47 (1.96%) Hybrid Cloud
14 43 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
14 43 (1.80%) Virtual Team
15 33 (1.38%) Self-Motivation
16 31 (1.30%) PKI
17 30 (1.25%) FMCG
17 30 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
18 28 (1.17%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 375 (15.67%) Windows
2 228 (9.53%) Linux
3 104 (4.35%) Windows Server
4 83 (3.47%) Windows 10
5 73 (3.05%) Unix
6 54 (2.26%) Windows Server 2016
7 48 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
8 46 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
9 41 (1.71%) Apple iOS
10 38 (1.59%) Android
11 33 (1.38%) Mac OS X
12 31 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 18 (0.75%) Windows Mobile
14 16 (0.67%) Windows Server 2019
15 15 (0.63%) CentOS
15 15 (0.63%) Ubuntu
16 14 (0.59%) VMS
17 13 (0.54%) Debian
18 9 (0.38%) Windows 7
19 8 (0.33%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 943 (39.41%) DevOps
2 903 (37.74%) Agile Software Development
3 473 (19.77%) Microservices
4 322 (13.46%) Software Engineering
5 281 (11.74%) Migration
6 258 (10.78%) Business Intelligence
7 248 (10.36%) Test Automation
8 238 (9.95%) Scrum
9 235 (9.82%) Asset Management
10 231 (9.65%) TDD
11 199 (8.32%) Investment Management
12 196 (8.19%) Analytics
13 171 (7.15%) Continuous Integration
14 155 (6.48%) Problem-Solving
15 121 (5.06%) BDD
16 115 (4.81%) Open Source
17 114 (4.76%) Decision-Making
17 114 (4.76%) Kanban
18 107 (4.47%) Business Analysis
18 107 (4.47%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 543 (22.69%) SQL
2 525 (21.94%) Java
3 499 (20.85%) Python
4 439 (18.35%) C#
5 376 (15.71%) JavaScript
6 254 (10.61%) PowerShell
7 95 (3.97%) Java 8
8 93 (3.89%) T-SQL
9 80 (3.34%) Scala
10 68 (2.84%) Bash Shell
11 66 (2.76%) R
12 64 (2.67%) TypeScript
13 54 (2.26%) C++
14 48 (2.01%) C
15 42 (1.76%) Shell Script
16 40 (1.67%) Go
17 36 (1.50%) Kotlin
18 34 (1.42%) PHP
19 33 (1.38%) Ruby
20 29 (1.21%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 217 (9.07%) Security Cleared
2 181 (7.56%) SC Cleared
3 112 (4.68%) Degree
4 45 (1.88%) CISSP
5 39 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
6 38 (1.59%) DV Cleared
7 30 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 25 (1.04%) Master's Degree
9 24 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
10 21 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
11 18 (0.75%) Sun Certification
12 14 (0.59%) CESG Certified Professional
13 11 (0.46%) CISM
13 11 (0.46%) MCSE
14 9 (0.38%) PMI Certification
15 8 (0.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 8 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 7 (0.29%) CCNA
16 7 (0.29%) ISTQB
16 7 (0.29%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (3.43%) QA
2 29 (1.21%) GDPR
3 23 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (0.75%) SLA
5 16 (0.67%) Data Quality
6 11 (0.46%) WCAG
7 7 (0.29%) PMO
8 6 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 6 (0.25%) NIST
8 6 (0.25%) PCI DSS
9 5 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
10 4 (0.17%) HIPAA
11 3 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 3 (0.13%) Solvency II
12 2 (0.084%) Basel III
12 2 (0.084%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.084%) ISAE 3402
12 2 (0.084%) MiFID
12 2 (0.084%) RMADS
System Software
1 455 (19.01%) Docker
2 291 (12.16%) Active Directory
3 75 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (1.38%) Hyper-V
5 25 (1.04%) XenApp
6 22 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
7 18 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
8 16 (0.67%) vSphere
9 13 (0.54%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 10 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
11 7 (0.29%) XenDesktop
12 6 (0.25%) VMware NSX
13 5 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (0.13%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
14 3 (0.13%) Gluster
14 3 (0.13%) HDFS
14 3 (0.13%) LXC
15 2 (0.084%) Oracle RAC
15 2 (0.084%) Xen
Systems Management
1 469 (19.60%) Kubernetes
2 252 (10.53%) Terraform
3 179 (7.48%) Ansible
4 79 (3.30%) Microsoft Intune
5 54 (2.26%) Single Sign-On
6 52 (2.17%) Puppet
7 51 (2.13%) SCCM
8 44 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
9 36 (1.50%) Prometheus
10 24 (1.00%) SCOM
11 22 (0.92%) Zipkin
12 17 (0.71%) Grafana
13 14 (0.59%) FortiGate
14 12 (0.50%) Kibana
14 12 (0.50%) Nessus
14 12 (0.50%) Salt
15 11 (0.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 9 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
16 9 (0.38%) QRadar
16 9 (0.38%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 675 (28.21%) Microsoft
2 290 (12.12%) Google
3 132 (5.52%) Oracle
4 127 (5.31%) Databricks
5 117 (4.89%) VMware
6 78 (3.26%) SAP
7 71 (2.97%) Cisco
8 63 (2.63%) Citrix
9 47 (1.96%) Splunk
10 37 (1.55%) Red Hat
11 36 (1.50%) StreamSets
12 34 (1.42%) Tableau
13 33 (1.38%) HP
14 30 (1.25%) Cloudera
15 29 (1.21%) ServiceNow
16 25 (1.04%) Atlassian
16 25 (1.04%) NetApp
17 21 (0.88%) CyberArk
17 21 (0.88%) Palo Alto
17 21 (0.88%) Salesforce.com