Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 5 9 21
Rank change year-on-year +4 +12 +29
Contract jobs citing Azure 2,807 4,755 3,431
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 14.43% 11.85% 7.53%
As % of the Cloud Services category 42.52% 38.33% 30.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,044 3,687 2,673
Median daily rate £525 £525 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.94% +2.00%
10th Percentile £375 £400 £363
90th Percentile £700 £675 £669
England median daily rate £500 £500 £488
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 9 12
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.38% +1.40%
10th Percentile £25.10 £18.25 £25.42
90th Percentile £57.50 £50.15 £75.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year - +12.90% +14.90%

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 6,601 12,405 11,094
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 33.95% 30.92% 24.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,749 8,944 8,116
Median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £325 £350 £325
90th Percentile £700 £675 £660
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 88 95
Median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £26.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.08% -0.36% +39.97%
10th Percentile £17.60 £13.85 £14.06
90th Percentile £52.00 £70.00 £90.75
Median hourly rate £29.00 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +34.88% +7.50% +5.49%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -1 522 £500 -4.76% 136
West London +10 76 £475 -2.56% 25
South London +8 70 £475 -9.52% 13
East London +10 37 £475 -11.63% 18
North London +1 5 £500 - 8
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 1,021 (36.37%) Agile Software Development
2 1,006 (35.84%) AWS
3 980 (34.91%) DevOps
4 857 (30.53%) Microsoft
5 684 (24.37%) Finance
6 681 (24.26%) SQL
7 649 (23.12%) .NET
8 603 (21.48%) C#
9 530 (18.88%) Java
10 516 (18.38%) Microservices
11 490 (17.46%) Kubernetes
11 490 (17.46%) Docker
12 486 (17.31%) GCP
13 470 (16.74%) SQL Server
14 467 (16.64%) JavaScript
15 452 (16.10%) Python
16 448 (15.96%) Windows
17 342 (12.18%) AngularJS
18 340 (12.11%) Active Directory
19 332 (11.83%) Migration
20 325 (11.58%) Web Services
20 325 (11.58%) Office 365
21 319 (11.36%) React
22 318 (11.33%) Software Engineering
23 314 (11.19%) PowerShell
24 301 (10.72%) Test Automation
25 285 (10.15%) Git (software)
26 275 (9.80%) Business Intelligence
26 275 (9.80%) Terraform
27 270 (9.62%) Scrum

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
1 158 (5.63%) SharePoint
2 85 (3.03%) Apache Spark
3 71 (2.53%) Confluence
4 59 (2.10%) Apache
5 43 (1.53%) Skype for Business
6 40 (1.43%) CMS
7 39 (1.39%) IIS
8 34 (1.21%) MS Exchange
9 31 (1.10%) WebLogic
10 26 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
11 24 (0.86%) Cloud Foundry
12 22 (0.78%) SAS
13 19 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
13 19 (0.68%) JBoss
13 19 (0.68%) Tomcat
14 17 (0.61%) Red Hat Fuse
15 16 (0.57%) MQSeries
16 15 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
17 14 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
18 13 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 50 (1.78%) Microsoft Office
2 48 (1.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.32%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.21%) Figma
5 6 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.18%) Chatbot
6 5 (0.18%) Zeplin
7 4 (0.14%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.11%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.071%) LibreOffice
10 1 (0.036%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 78 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.29%) FINCAD Analytics
3 8 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
5 5 (0.18%) Adobe Campaign
6 4 (0.14%) Elite 3E
6 4 (0.14%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.11%) Maximo
7 3 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
7 3 (0.11%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.11%) SAP PM
7 3 (0.11%) Sentinel
8 2 (0.071%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.071%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.071%) SAP Hybris
8 2 (0.071%) SAP Retail
8 2 (0.071%) Workfront
9 1 (0.036%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 1,006 (35.84%) AWS
2 486 (17.31%) GCP
3 325 (11.58%) Office 365
4 220 (7.84%) PaaS
5 175 (6.23%) IaaS
5 175 (6.23%) SaaS
6 158 (5.63%) Power Platform
7 157 (5.59%) Azure Active Directory
8 125 (4.45%) Serverless
9 118 (4.20%) Azure Data Factory
10 92 (3.28%) Dynamics 365
11 85 (3.03%) GitHub
12 57 (2.03%) OpenShift
13 56 (2.00%) Amazon ECS
14 48 (1.71%) Azure Functions
14 48 (1.71%) OneDrive
15 47 (1.67%) AWS Lambda
16 43 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
17 39 (1.39%) Logic Apps
18 34 (1.21%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 137 (4.88%) Firewall
2 116 (4.13%) DNS
3 86 (3.06%) VPN
4 53 (1.89%) Skype
5 51 (1.82%) WAN
6 46 (1.64%) DHCP
7 41 (1.46%) Internet
7 41 (1.46%) SSL
8 37 (1.32%) HTTPS
9 36 (1.28%) SAN
10 33 (1.18%) DMZ
11 31 (1.10%) Network Security
12 30 (1.07%) HTTP
13 29 (1.03%) TCP/IP
14 28 (1.00%) LAN
15 24 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
16 23 (0.82%) Wireless
17 21 (0.75%) Kerberos
18 15 (0.53%) Cisco Nexus
19 14 (0.50%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 470 (16.74%) SQL Server
2 210 (7.48%) Data Warehouse
3 161 (5.74%) NoSQL
4 157 (5.59%) Azure SQL Database
5 152 (5.42%) Big Data
5 152 (5.42%) MySQL
6 144 (5.13%) Power BI
7 139 (4.95%) MongoDB
8 137 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 131 (4.67%) Data Lake
10 106 (3.78%) PostgreSQL
10 106 (3.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 88 (3.14%) Relational Database
12 84 (2.99%) Redis
13 66 (2.35%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 63 (2.24%) Amazon Redshift
14 63 (2.24%) Hadoop
15 58 (2.07%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 53 (1.89%) Cosmos DB
17 48 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 285 (10.15%) Git (software)
2 232 (8.27%) Jenkins
3 151 (5.38%) JIRA
4 93 (3.31%) Visual Studio Team System
5 92 (3.28%) Visual Studio
6 83 (2.96%) Team Foundation Server
7 77 (2.74%) Selenium
8 71 (2.53%) TeamCity
9 63 (2.24%) Artifactory
9 63 (2.24%) GitLab
10 57 (2.03%) Octopus Deploy
11 56 (2.00%) SpecFlow
12 40 (1.43%) RStudio
13 36 (1.28%) Mockito
14 32 (1.14%) JUnit
14 32 (1.14%) Sonatype Nexus
15 30 (1.07%) Maven
16 26 (0.93%) MSBuild
17 24 (0.86%) webpack
18 22 (0.78%) NUnit
General
1 684 (24.37%) Finance
2 227 (8.09%) Public Sector
3 219 (7.80%) Banking
4 209 (7.45%) Front Office
5 104 (3.71%) Investment Banking
6 78 (2.78%) Marketing
7 61 (2.17%) Retail
8 40 (1.43%) Manufacturing
9 37 (1.32%) Back Office
10 36 (1.28%) Telecoms
11 30 (1.07%) Electronics
12 27 (0.96%) Publishing
13 26 (0.93%) Advertising
14 24 (0.86%) Legal
15 22 (0.78%) Law
16 17 (0.61%) Financial Institution
17 14 (0.50%) Local Government
17 14 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
18 9 (0.32%) Games
19 8 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 934 (33.27%) Developer
2 440 (15.68%) Architect
3 240 (8.55%) Azure Engineer
4 232 (8.27%) DevOps Engineer
5 208 (7.41%) .NET Developer
6 188 (6.70%) Java Developer
7 130 (4.63%) Azure Developer
8 129 (4.60%) C# Developer
8 129 (4.60%) Consultant
9 127 (4.52%) Data Engineer
10 126 (4.49%) Senior Developer
11 120 (4.28%) Cloud Engineer
12 113 (4.03%) React Developer
13 110 (3.92%) Cloud Architect
14 108 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
15 105 (3.74%) Azure Architect
16 101 (3.60%) AWS Engineer
17 100 (3.56%) Analyst
18 90 (3.21%) AWS Developer
18 90 (3.21%) Azure DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 649 (23.12%) .NET
2 342 (12.18%) AngularJS
3 325 (11.58%) Web Services
4 319 (11.36%) React
5 247 (8.80%) .NET Core
6 210 (7.48%) Node.js
7 164 (5.84%) ASP.NET
8 148 (5.27%) HTML
9 131 (4.67%) RESTful
10 127 (4.52%) REST
11 115 (4.10%) CSS
11 115 (4.10%) Spring
12 112 (3.99%) Vue.js
13 97 (3.46%) Kafka
14 85 (3.03%) JSON
15 81 (2.89%) .NET Framework
16 77 (2.74%) ASP.NET Web API
17 76 (2.71%) Redux
18 71 (2.53%) Spring Boot
19 67 (2.39%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 151 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
2 150 (5.34%) Greenfield Project
3 147 (5.24%) Hedge funds
4 120 (4.28%) Fixed Income
5 118 (4.20%) Derivative
6 111 (3.95%) Data Centre
7 109 (3.88%) Public Cloud
8 105 (3.74%) Equities
9 97 (3.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 85 (3.03%) User Experience
11 80 (2.85%) Cloud Native
12 48 (1.71%) Blog
12 48 (1.71%) Management Information System
13 46 (1.64%) Hybrid Cloud
13 46 (1.64%) Virtual Team
14 44 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
15 35 (1.25%) Mobile App
16 34 (1.21%) Algorithms
16 34 (1.21%) Data Structures
17 30 (1.07%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 448 (15.96%) Windows
2 267 (9.51%) Linux
3 156 (5.56%) Windows Server
4 122 (4.35%) Windows 10
5 97 (3.46%) Unix
6 65 (2.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 56 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 56 (2.00%) Windows Server 2016
8 44 (1.57%) Android
9 41 (1.46%) Apple iOS
9 41 (1.46%) Mac OS X
10 21 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 17 (0.61%) Windows Mobile
12 15 (0.53%) CentOS
12 15 (0.53%) Windows Server 2019
13 13 (0.46%) Windows 7
14 11 (0.39%) Mac OS
15 9 (0.32%) CoreOS
15 9 (0.32%) VMS
16 8 (0.29%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,021 (36.37%) Agile Software Development
2 980 (34.91%) DevOps
3 516 (18.38%) Microservices
4 332 (11.83%) Migration
5 318 (11.33%) Software Engineering
6 301 (10.72%) Test Automation
7 275 (9.80%) Business Intelligence
8 270 (9.62%) Scrum
8 270 (9.62%) TDD
9 219 (7.80%) Analytics
10 206 (7.34%) Continuous Integration
11 184 (6.56%) Asset Management
12 167 (5.95%) Problem-Solving
13 152 (5.42%) ETL
14 150 (5.34%) BDD
15 146 (5.20%) Machine Learning
16 142 (5.06%) Investment Management
17 132 (4.70%) Decision-Making
18 130 (4.63%) Computer Science
19 128 (4.56%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 681 (24.26%) SQL
2 603 (21.48%) C#
3 530 (18.88%) Java
4 467 (16.64%) JavaScript
5 452 (16.10%) Python
6 314 (11.19%) PowerShell
7 115 (4.10%) T-SQL
8 111 (3.95%) TypeScript
9 100 (3.56%) Java 8
10 72 (2.57%) Bash Shell
11 70 (2.49%) Scala
12 56 (2.00%) C++
13 52 (1.85%) Kotlin
14 51 (1.82%) Go
14 51 (1.82%) Shell Script
15 49 (1.75%) PHP
16 41 (1.46%) C
17 39 (1.39%) R
18 36 (1.28%) F#
19 34 (1.21%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 217 (7.73%) Security Cleared
2 178 (6.34%) SC Cleared
3 138 (4.92%) Degree
4 57 (2.03%) Computer Science Degree
5 53 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
6 43 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
7 40 (1.43%) CISSP
8 28 (1.00%) DV Cleared
9 21 (0.75%) MCSE
10 20 (0.71%) Master's Degree
11 19 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
12 16 (0.57%) CESG Certified Professional
13 14 (0.50%) MCSA
14 12 (0.43%) CCNA
14 12 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 11 (0.39%) CISM
15 11 (0.39%) ISTQB
16 10 (0.36%) CCNP
16 10 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
17 9 (0.32%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (3.38%) QA
2 35 (1.25%) GDPR
3 25 (0.89%) SLA
4 23 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 22 (0.78%) Data Quality
6 14 (0.50%) PMO
7 12 (0.43%) WCAG
8 9 (0.32%) NIST
9 8 (0.29%) PCI DSS
10 6 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
10 6 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 5 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 4 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 4 (0.14%) HIPAA
12 4 (0.14%) NCSC
13 3 (0.11%) Basel III
13 3 (0.11%) ISAE 3402
13 3 (0.11%) ISO 20022
13 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 3 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 490 (17.46%) Docker
2 340 (12.11%) Active Directory
3 82 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 40 (1.43%) Hyper-V
5 28 (1.00%) vSphere
6 27 (0.96%) XenApp
7 26 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
8 25 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
9 18 (0.64%) VMware NSX
10 14 (0.50%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 12 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
12 10 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
13 9 (0.32%) XenDesktop
14 6 (0.21%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
14 6 (0.21%) HDFS
15 5 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
16 4 (0.14%) BitLocker
16 4 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 3 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
17 3 (0.11%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 490 (17.46%) Kubernetes
2 275 (9.80%) Terraform
3 223 (7.94%) Ansible
4 106 (3.78%) Microsoft Intune
5 82 (2.92%) SCCM
6 76 (2.71%) Puppet
7 61 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
7 61 (2.17%) Single Sign-On
8 34 (1.21%) Prometheus
9 33 (1.18%) SCOM
10 21 (0.75%) Zipkin
11 18 (0.64%) FortiGate
12 14 (0.50%) Grafana
12 14 (0.50%) Kibana
12 14 (0.50%) vRealize Orchestrator
13 12 (0.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 11 (0.39%) logstash
15 10 (0.36%) Nessus
15 10 (0.36%) Packer
16 8 (0.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 857 (30.53%) Microsoft
2 256 (9.12%) Google
3 153 (5.45%) VMware
4 135 (4.81%) Oracle
5 95 (3.38%) Databricks
6 85 (3.03%) Cisco
7 80 (2.85%) Citrix
8 79 (2.81%) SAP
9 41 (1.46%) Tableau
10 38 (1.35%) Splunk
11 34 (1.21%) Atlassian
11 34 (1.21%) Red Hat
12 28 (1.00%) HP
13 27 (0.96%) ServiceNow
14 25 (0.89%) Cloudera
14 25 (0.89%) Sybase
15 23 (0.82%) CyberArk
16 22 (0.78%) MuleSoft
16 22 (0.78%) StreamSets
17 21 (0.75%) NetApp