Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 5 5 9
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4 +9
Contract jobs citing Azure 6,212 2,265 4,614
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 17.63% 16.43% 12.50%
As % of the Cloud Services category 46.09% 46.38% 38.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,580 1,668 3,474
10th Percentile £413 £363 £377
25th Percentile £475 £440 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £560 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +6.67% - +2.44%
75th Percentile £663 £645 £625
90th Percentile £738 £725 £700
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 1 9
10th Percentile £18.51 " £20.25
25th Percentile £35.00 £47.50 £21.25
Median hourly rate £51.00 £50.00 £25.00
Median % change year-on-year +2.00% +100.00% -44.44%
75th Percentile £63.50 £52.50 £55.50
90th Percentile £65.00 " £61.50
England median hourly rate £60.18 £50.00 £58.50
% change year-on-year +20.35% -14.53% +212.00%

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 13,479 4,884 12,091
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.25% 35.43% 32.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,948 3,613 8,851
10th Percentile £381 £350 £325
25th Percentile £463 £425 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +2.94%
75th Percentile £650 £625 £613
90th Percentile £725 £718 £688
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 9 88
10th Percentile £13.38 £14.53 £15.58
25th Percentile £18.12 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year - +19.05% +5.00%
75th Percentile £51.00 £40.00 £25.00
90th Percentile £65.00 £59.00 £43.83
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -6.98% +2.38% +20.00%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +1 728 £556 +5.95% 563
West London +9 90 £525 -12.50% 143
South London +5 30 £540 +8.00% 52
East London -1 20 £466 -1.84% 123
North London +5 8 £400 -11.11% 18
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 2,348 (37.80%) DevOps
2 2,136 (34.39%) AWS
3 1,946 (31.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1,560 (25.11%) Microsoft
5 1,485 (23.91%) SQL
6 1,419 (22.84%) Finance
7 1,300 (20.93%) Python
8 1,195 (19.24%) Social Skills
9 1,020 (16.42%) Kubernetes
10 958 (15.42%) C#
11 939 (15.12%) .NET
12 885 (14.25%) GCP
13 884 (14.23%) Terraform
14 872 (14.04%) Java
15 843 (13.57%) Docker
16 840 (13.52%) Analytics
17 771 (12.41%) Microservices
18 767 (12.35%) JavaScript
19 734 (11.82%) Windows
20 733 (11.80%) Active Directory
21 652 (10.50%) PowerShell
22 650 (10.46%) Microsoft 365
23 622 (10.01%) SQL Server
24 610 (9.82%) Migration
25 599 (9.64%) Business Intelligence
26 590 (9.50%) Power Platform
27 586 (9.43%) PaaS
27 586 (9.43%) Git (software)
28 567 (9.13%) Scrum
29 565 (9.10%) Infrastructure as Code

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
1 313 (5.04%) SharePoint
2 304 (4.89%) Apache Spark
3 136 (2.19%) Confluence
4 104 (1.67%) Apache
5 78 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
6 70 (1.13%) BizTalk Server
7 66 (1.06%) Apache Airflow
8 60 (0.97%) CMS
9 49 (0.79%) IIS
10 45 (0.72%) MS Exchange
11 42 (0.68%) Tomcat
12 27 (0.43%) SAS
13 25 (0.40%) Luigi
14 18 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
15 16 (0.26%) Skype for Business
16 15 (0.24%) Headless CMS
17 13 (0.21%) Apache Pig
17 13 (0.21%) Appian
17 13 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
17 13 (0.21%) Umbraco
Applications
1 100 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 95 (1.53%) Microsoft Office
3 35 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 32 (0.52%) MS Visio
5 20 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.13%) Chatbot
7 6 (0.097%) Figma
8 5 (0.080%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.080%) SPSS
9 4 (0.064%) Adobe XD
9 4 (0.064%) Sketch
10 3 (0.048%) Mingle
11 2 (0.032%) Oracle Smart View
12 1 (0.016%) CPLEX
12 1 (0.016%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.016%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 100 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (0.52%) Sentinel
3 26 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
4 19 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 12 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
6 8 (0.13%) Magento
7 7 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
7 7 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 7 (0.11%) SAP ERP
7 7 (0.11%) Temenos T24
8 6 (0.097%) Cloudability
8 6 (0.097%) ION MarketView
8 6 (0.097%) Oracle EBS
8 6 (0.097%) Oracle ERP
9 4 (0.064%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 3 (0.048%) Dynamics NAV
10 3 (0.048%) Endur
10 3 (0.048%) Maximo
10 3 (0.048%) Remedy ITSM
10 3 (0.048%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 2,136 (34.39%) AWS
2 885 (14.25%) GCP
3 650 (10.46%) Microsoft 365
4 590 (9.50%) Power Platform
5 586 (9.43%) PaaS
6 523 (8.42%) Serverless
7 473 (7.61%) Azure Active Directory
8 422 (6.79%) Azure Data Factory
9 415 (6.68%) IaaS
10 322 (5.18%) GitHub
11 309 (4.97%) Azure Functions
12 307 (4.94%) SaaS
13 237 (3.82%) Azure Cosmos DB
14 191 (3.07%) Azure Synapse Analytics
15 190 (3.06%) Azure Logic Apps
16 189 (3.04%) AWS CloudFormation
17 152 (2.45%) Azure Service Bus
18 150 (2.41%) Dynamics 365
19 141 (2.27%) AWS Lambda
20 136 (2.19%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 284 (4.57%) Firewall
2 177 (2.85%) DNS
3 98 (1.58%) VPN
4 94 (1.51%) WAN
5 93 (1.50%) Network Security
6 91 (1.46%) DHCP
7 84 (1.35%) Internet
8 69 (1.11%) HTTP
9 68 (1.09%) SAN
10 63 (1.01%) TCP/IP
11 57 (0.92%) LAN
12 42 (0.68%) SSL
13 41 (0.66%) BGP
14 38 (0.61%) Wireless
15 37 (0.60%) NAS
16 34 (0.55%) SD-WAN
17 29 (0.47%) MPLS
18 28 (0.45%) Kerberos
19 27 (0.43%) Intranet
20 25 (0.40%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 622 (10.01%) SQL Server
2 502 (8.08%) Power BI
3 418 (6.73%) Data Lake
4 407 (6.55%) Data Warehouse
5 351 (5.65%) Big Data
6 328 (5.28%) Azure SQL Database
7 267 (4.30%) NoSQL
8 188 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
9 185 (2.98%) Relational Database
10 176 (2.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 147 (2.37%) MongoDB
12 130 (2.09%) Hadoop
13 116 (1.87%) MySQL
14 100 (1.61%) Tableau
15 99 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 97 (1.56%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 84 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 77 (1.24%) Metadata
19 63 (1.01%) RDBMS
20 59 (0.95%) Redis
Development Applications
1 586 (9.43%) Git (software)
2 501 (8.07%) Jenkins
3 339 (5.46%) JIRA
4 166 (2.67%) Maven
5 128 (2.06%) TeamCity
5 128 (2.06%) Visual Studio
6 124 (2.00%) Gradle
7 120 (1.93%) GitLab
8 103 (1.66%) Selenium
9 94 (1.51%) Cucumber
10 81 (1.30%) Visual Studio Team System
11 71 (1.14%) SpecFlow
12 69 (1.11%) PowerDesigner
12 69 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
13 68 (1.09%) Sonatype Nexus
14 64 (1.03%) Octopus Deploy
15 59 (0.95%) SonarQube
16 58 (0.93%) Subversion
17 44 (0.71%) CircleCI
18 43 (0.69%) JUnit
General
1 1,419 (22.84%) Finance
2 1,195 (19.24%) Social Skills
3 507 (8.16%) Banking
4 334 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
5 279 (4.49%) Public Sector
6 237 (3.82%) Presentation Skills
7 220 (3.54%) Front Office
8 182 (2.93%) Investment Banking
9 174 (2.80%) Retail
10 137 (2.21%) Marketing
11 115 (1.85%) Legal
12 86 (1.38%) Influencing Skills
13 77 (1.24%) Telecoms
14 71 (1.14%) Documentation Skills
15 68 (1.09%) Manufacturing
16 61 (0.98%) Law
17 60 (0.97%) Financial Institution
18 46 (0.74%) Back Office
19 39 (0.63%) Electronics
20 38 (0.61%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 1,527 (24.58%) Developer
2 1,111 (17.88%) Architect
3 771 (12.41%) Azure Engineer
4 560 (9.01%) DevOps Engineer
5 436 (7.02%) Azure Architect
6 396 (6.37%) Data Engineer
7 385 (6.20%) Solutions Architect
8 333 (5.36%) Analyst
9 282 (4.54%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 260 (4.19%) .NET Developer
11 252 (4.06%) Azure Developer
12 251 (4.04%) Cloud Architect
13 246 (3.96%) Cloud Engineer
14 232 (3.73%) C# Developer
15 231 (3.72%) Consultant
16 220 (3.54%) Azure DevOps
17 213 (3.43%) Senior Developer
18 210 (3.38%) Java Developer
19 195 (3.14%) Full Stack Developer
20 172 (2.77%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 939 (15.12%) .NET
2 466 (7.50%) React
3 357 (5.75%) Node.js
4 349 (5.62%) AngularJS
5 334 (5.38%) Web Services
6 302 (4.86%) REST
7 292 (4.70%) .NET Core
7 292 (4.70%) Kafka
8 286 (4.60%) HTML
9 265 (4.27%) CSS
10 197 (3.17%) RESTful
11 187 (3.01%) ASP.NET
12 185 (2.98%) .NET Framework
13 182 (2.93%) JSON
14 166 (2.67%) Spring
15 155 (2.50%) ARM Templates
16 137 (2.21%) HTML5
17 125 (2.01%) Spring Boot
18 105 (1.69%) XML
19 101 (1.63%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 293 (4.72%) Public Cloud
2 264 (4.25%) Cloud Native
3 207 (3.33%) Data Centre
4 173 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
5 154 (2.48%) User Experience
6 115 (1.85%) Data Structures
7 108 (1.74%) Fixed Income
8 106 (1.71%) Hedge funds
8 106 (1.71%) Management Information System
9 98 (1.58%) Derivative
9 98 (1.58%) Hybrid Cloud
10 95 (1.53%) Virtual Team
11 93 (1.50%) Equities
12 88 (1.42%) Self-Motivation
13 87 (1.40%) Algorithms
13 87 (1.40%) Data Protection Act
14 80 (1.29%) Legacy Systems
15 74 (1.19%) Mobile App
16 73 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 64 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 734 (11.82%) Windows
2 530 (8.53%) Linux
3 235 (3.78%) Windows Server
4 121 (1.95%) Windows 10
5 94 (1.51%) Unix
6 92 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 72 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 62 (1.00%) Windows Server 2016
8 62 (1.00%) Windows Server 2019
9 61 (0.98%) Android
10 58 (0.93%) Apple iOS
11 33 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
12 22 (0.35%) Ubuntu
13 19 (0.31%) Windows 7
14 15 (0.24%) Mac OS
15 12 (0.19%) Solaris
16 11 (0.18%) VMS
17 8 (0.13%) Mac OS X
18 7 (0.11%) CentOS
18 7 (0.11%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,348 (37.80%) DevOps
2 1,946 (31.33%) Agile Software Development
3 840 (13.52%) Analytics
4 771 (12.41%) Microservices
5 610 (9.82%) Migration
6 599 (9.64%) Business Intelligence
7 567 (9.13%) Scrum
8 565 (9.10%) Infrastructure as Code
9 560 (9.01%) Software Engineering
10 485 (7.81%) Full Stack Development
11 472 (7.60%) Problem-Solving
12 432 (6.95%) Test Automation
13 429 (6.91%) Stakeholder Management
14 428 (6.89%) TDD
15 407 (6.55%) Data Modelling
16 343 (5.52%) SDLC
17 303 (4.88%) ETL
18 292 (4.70%) Cybersecurity
19 280 (4.51%) Continuous Integration
20 264 (4.25%) Data Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1,485 (23.91%) SQL
2 1,300 (20.93%) Python
3 958 (15.42%) C#
4 872 (14.04%) Java
5 767 (12.35%) JavaScript
6 652 (10.50%) PowerShell
7 296 (4.76%) TypeScript
8 272 (4.38%) Bash Shell
9 202 (3.25%) Scala
10 192 (3.09%) T-SQL
11 157 (2.53%) Go
12 151 (2.43%) C++
13 115 (1.85%) Kotlin
14 100 (1.61%) C
15 94 (1.51%) R
16 92 (1.48%) PHP
17 86 (1.38%) Java 8
18 83 (1.34%) PL/SQL
19 75 (1.21%) Ruby
20 39 (0.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 366 (5.89%) Security Cleared
2 319 (5.14%) Degree
3 312 (5.02%) SC Cleared
4 92 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 86 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
6 73 (1.18%) CISSP
7 71 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
8 32 (0.52%) AWS Certification
8 32 (0.52%) CCNA
9 31 (0.50%) CISM
9 31 (0.50%) DV Cleared
10 30 (0.48%) TOGAF Certification
11 28 (0.45%) ISTQB
12 26 (0.42%) Master's Degree
12 26 (0.42%) MCSE
12 26 (0.42%) Numerate Degree
13 25 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
13 25 (0.40%) PhD
14 23 (0.37%) CCNP
15 21 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 188 (3.03%) QA
2 168 (2.70%) GDPR
3 101 (1.63%) Data Quality
4 86 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 82 (1.32%) Accessibility
6 67 (1.08%) NIST
7 51 (0.82%) SLA
8 40 (0.64%) GRC
9 38 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 33 (0.53%) PCI DSS
11 24 (0.39%) SOC 2
12 22 (0.35%) COBIT
12 22 (0.35%) PMO
13 13 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 11 (0.18%) WCAG
15 10 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
16 8 (0.13%) NIST 800
17 7 (0.11%) IFRS
17 7 (0.11%) NCSC
18 6 (0.097%) HIPAA
System Software
1 843 (13.57%) Docker
2 733 (11.80%) Active Directory
3 210 (3.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 61 (0.98%) Virtual Desktop
5 58 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
6 54 (0.87%) Hyper-V
7 39 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
8 35 (0.56%) vSphere
9 26 (0.42%) VMware NSX
10 25 (0.40%) XenApp
11 22 (0.35%) NFS
12 21 (0.34%) XenDesktop
13 20 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
14 11 (0.18%) HDFS
14 11 (0.18%) OpenAM
15 9 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
16 8 (0.13%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
17 7 (0.11%) OpenIDM
18 6 (0.097%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 6 (0.097%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1,020 (16.42%) Kubernetes
2 884 (14.23%) Terraform
3 468 (7.53%) Ansible
4 183 (2.95%) Microsoft Intune
5 124 (2.00%) SCCM
6 120 (1.93%) Puppet
7 98 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
8 94 (1.51%) Single Sign-On
9 78 (1.26%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 72 (1.16%) Prometheus
11 49 (0.79%) Grafana
12 46 (0.74%) Kibana
13 24 (0.39%) Istio
14 22 (0.35%) vRealize
15 21 (0.34%) Control-M
16 20 (0.32%) Docker Swarm
17 19 (0.31%) Oozie
18 17 (0.27%) SCOM
18 17 (0.27%) vCenter Server
18 17 (0.27%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 1,560 (25.11%) Microsoft
2 532 (8.56%) Databricks
3 353 (5.68%) VMware
4 318 (5.12%) Oracle
5 308 (4.96%) Google
6 182 (2.93%) SAP
7 154 (2.48%) Salesforce.com
8 143 (2.30%) Cisco
9 141 (2.27%) Citrix
10 119 (1.92%) MuleSoft
11 106 (1.71%) Splunk
12 85 (1.37%) IBM
13 82 (1.32%) Red Hat
14 73 (1.18%) BiZZdesign
15 66 (1.06%) ServiceNow
16 63 (1.01%) Atlassian
17 55 (0.89%) HP
18 48 (0.77%) Informatica
19 47 (0.76%) Palo Alto
20 44 (0.71%) CheckPoint