Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 6 12 36
Rank change year-on-year +6 +24 +21
Contract jobs citing Azure 3,966 4,540 2,681
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 13.21% 10.20% 5.75%
As % of the Cloud Services category 38.89% 36.29% 27.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,846 3,453 2,042
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +3.09%
10th Percentile £368 £388 £350
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 8 5
London median hourly rate £72.50 £32.18 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +125.30% +28.72% -28.57%
10th Percentile £25.00 £27.43 £9.00
90th Percentile £78.75 £52.13 £33.93
England median hourly rate £51.00 £35.00 £30.77
% change year-on-year +45.71% +13.75% +92.31%

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 10,199 12,512 9,719
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 33.96% 28.12% 20.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,303 9,168 7,296
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £313
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 82 87
London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.30 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.15% -11.74% -8.00%
10th Percentile £17.29 £12.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £78.75 £56.50 £58.75
England median hourly rate £21.34 £17.50 £19.63
% change year-on-year +21.94% -10.83% +3.29%

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 24 January 2020.

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 24 January 2020.

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 24 January 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 +6 818 £513 -2.38% 439
West London +14 164 £475 - 144
South London +6 118 £450 -14.29% 60
East London +10 60 £700 +27.27% 62
North London -4 15 £525 +16.67% 18
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 1,321 (33.31%) DevOps
2 1,258 (31.72%) AWS
3 1,223 (30.84%) Agile Software Development
4 1,211 (30.53%) Microsoft
5 1,019 (25.69%) SQL
6 926 (23.35%) C#
7 895 (22.57%) .NET
8 882 (22.24%) Finance
9 657 (16.57%) Python
10 628 (15.83%) Microservices
11 604 (15.23%) SQL Server
12 582 (14.67%) Docker
13 572 (14.42%) Windows
14 569 (14.35%) JavaScript
15 544 (13.72%) GCP
16 540 (13.62%) Kubernetes
17 510 (12.86%) Active Directory
18 495 (12.48%) Java
19 480 (12.10%) Office 365
20 472 (11.90%) Migration
21 453 (11.42%) PowerShell
22 432 (10.89%) Analytics
23 417 (10.51%) Terraform
24 374 (9.43%) AngularJS
25 365 (9.20%) Scrum
26 362 (9.13%) Git (software)
27 357 (9.00%) Linux
28 348 (8.77%) Business Intelligence
29 341 (8.60%) TDD
30 329 (8.30%) Ansible

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
1 272 (6.86%) SharePoint
2 117 (2.95%) Apache Spark
3 108 (2.72%) Confluence
4 82 (2.07%) IIS
5 59 (1.49%) MS Exchange
6 49 (1.24%) CMS
6 49 (1.24%) Skype for Business
7 43 (1.08%) OpenStack
8 42 (1.06%) Cloud Foundry
9 40 (1.01%) Apache
9 40 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
10 39 (0.98%) JBoss
11 37 (0.93%) WebLogic
12 31 (0.78%) MQSeries
12 31 (0.78%) Red Hat Fuse
13 24 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
14 23 (0.58%) SAS
15 21 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
16 18 (0.45%) Tomcat
17 17 (0.43%) nginx
Applications
1 91 (2.29%) Microsoft Office
2 67 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 13 (0.33%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.15%) Zeplin
6 2 (0.050%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.050%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.050%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.050%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.050%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.050%) Sketch
6 2 (0.050%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.050%) UXPin
7 1 (0.025%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.025%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 96 (2.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 38 (0.96%) FINCAD Analytics
3 33 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
4 21 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 9 (0.23%) NetSuite
5 9 (0.23%) SAP CO
5 9 (0.23%) SAP FI
5 9 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
6 7 (0.18%) Aligne
6 7 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
8 4 (0.10%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.076%) Adobe Campaign
9 3 (0.076%) Maximo
9 3 (0.076%) Payment Gateway
10 2 (0.050%) Oracle Cash Management
10 2 (0.050%) R3 Corda
10 2 (0.050%) SAP HR
10 2 (0.050%) SAP PM
10 2 (0.050%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 1,258 (31.72%) AWS
2 544 (13.72%) GCP
3 480 (12.10%) Office 365
4 296 (7.46%) PaaS
5 284 (7.16%) Power Platform
6 275 (6.93%) Azure Active Directory
7 246 (6.20%) IaaS
8 231 (5.82%) Azure Data Factory
9 215 (5.42%) Serverless
10 156 (3.93%) SaaS
11 137 (3.45%) Azure Functions
12 128 (3.23%) Dynamics 365
13 110 (2.77%) GitHub
14 96 (2.42%) OpenShift
15 79 (1.99%) Cloud Computing
16 51 (1.29%) Azure Machine Learning
17 50 (1.26%) PowerApps
18 44 (1.11%) Data Lake Analytics
19 43 (1.08%) Azure Stack
19 43 (1.08%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 159 (4.01%) Firewall
2 110 (2.77%) DNS
3 89 (2.24%) VPN
4 69 (1.74%) DHCP
5 68 (1.71%) WAN
6 60 (1.51%) Network Security
7 58 (1.46%) LAN
8 53 (1.34%) Skype
9 49 (1.24%) SAN
10 46 (1.16%) TCP/IP
11 35 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
12 26 (0.66%) HTTP
12 26 (0.66%) Internet
13 25 (0.63%) Kerberos
14 18 (0.45%) SSL
15 16 (0.40%) NetScaler
16 15 (0.38%) VoIP
17 14 (0.35%) Cisco Nexus
17 14 (0.35%) MPLS
17 14 (0.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 604 (15.23%) SQL Server
2 287 (7.24%) Data Warehouse
3 266 (6.71%) Power BI
4 247 (6.23%) Data Lake
5 246 (6.20%) Azure SQL Database
6 239 (6.03%) NoSQL
7 226 (5.70%) Big Data
8 215 (5.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 171 (4.31%) Relational Database
10 159 (4.01%) PostgreSQL
11 150 (3.78%) MySQL
12 131 (3.30%) MongoDB
13 118 (2.98%) Hadoop
14 113 (2.85%) Redis
15 102 (2.57%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 102 (2.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 93 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 91 (2.29%) Cosmos DB
18 70 (1.77%) RDBMS
19 60 (1.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 362 (9.13%) Git (software)
2 291 (7.34%) Jenkins
3 224 (5.65%) JIRA
4 195 (4.92%) Visual Studio Team System
5 127 (3.20%) TeamCity
6 117 (2.95%) Team Foundation Server
7 112 (2.82%) Octopus Deploy
8 110 (2.77%) Visual Studio
9 94 (2.37%) Selenium
10 53 (1.34%) SpecFlow
11 48 (1.21%) NUnit
12 36 (0.91%) gulp
13 35 (0.88%) Maven
14 34 (0.86%) Subversion
15 30 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 29 (0.73%) Cucumber
16 29 (0.73%) JUnit
17 28 (0.71%) Artifactory
17 28 (0.71%) Bitbucket
18 26 (0.66%) GitLab
General
1 882 (22.24%) Finance
2 257 (6.48%) Banking
3 213 (5.37%) Front Office
4 156 (3.93%) Public Sector
5 99 (2.50%) Retail
6 68 (1.71%) Investment Banking
7 66 (1.66%) Marketing
8 58 (1.46%) Legal
9 55 (1.39%) Law
10 34 (0.86%) Manufacturing
11 32 (0.81%) Telecoms
12 27 (0.68%) Advertising
13 26 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
14 24 (0.61%) Back Office
15 23 (0.58%) Financial Institution
16 15 (0.38%) Games
17 12 (0.30%) Electronics
18 11 (0.28%) Billing
18 11 (0.28%) Local Government
19 10 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,139 (28.72%) Developer
2 683 (17.22%) Architect
3 463 (11.67%) DevOps Engineer
4 384 (9.68%) Azure Engineer
5 291 (7.34%) .NET Developer
6 231 (5.82%) Azure Developer
7 218 (5.50%) Azure Architect
8 201 (5.07%) Consultant
9 194 (4.89%) C# Developer
10 190 (4.79%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 181 (4.56%) Senior Developer
12 175 (4.41%) Data Engineer
13 153 (3.86%) Analyst
14 148 (3.73%) Solutions Architect
15 134 (3.38%) Cloud Engineer
16 129 (3.25%) React Developer
17 115 (2.90%) Azure DevOps
17 115 (2.90%) Cloud Architect
17 115 (2.90%) Data Architect
18 110 (2.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 895 (22.57%) .NET
2 374 (9.43%) AngularJS
3 328 (8.27%) React
4 316 (7.97%) .NET Core
5 303 (7.64%) Web Services
6 256 (6.45%) Node.js
7 225 (5.67%) HTML
8 218 (5.50%) CSS
9 203 (5.12%) ASP.NET
10 164 (4.14%) ASP.NET Web API
11 161 (4.06%) JSON
12 156 (3.93%) REST
13 150 (3.78%) RESTful
14 147 (3.71%) .NET Framework
15 100 (2.52%) Kafka
16 94 (2.37%) Redux
17 89 (2.24%) ASP.NET MVC
18 86 (2.17%) Spring
19 81 (2.04%) OAuth
20 74 (1.87%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 211 (5.32%) Greenfield Project
2 204 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
3 198 (4.99%) Public Cloud
4 120 (3.03%) Data Centre
5 112 (2.82%) Derivative
6 108 (2.72%) Fixed Income
7 94 (2.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 94 (2.37%) Hedge funds
8 88 (2.22%) User Experience
9 81 (2.04%) Equities
10 79 (1.99%) Cloud Native
11 74 (1.87%) Hybrid Cloud
12 73 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
13 72 (1.82%) Blog
14 61 (1.54%) Data Structures
15 55 (1.39%) Replication
16 52 (1.31%) Mobile App
17 50 (1.26%) Virtual Team
18 49 (1.24%) Algorithms
19 48 (1.21%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 572 (14.42%) Windows
2 357 (9.00%) Linux
3 227 (5.72%) Windows Server
4 140 (3.53%) Windows 10
5 92 (2.32%) Unix
6 87 (2.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 61 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
8 59 (1.49%) Android
9 52 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 52 (1.31%) Ubuntu
10 43 (1.08%) Apple iOS
11 37 (0.93%) Windows 7
12 32 (0.81%) CentOS
13 25 (0.63%) VMS
14 12 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
15 10 (0.25%) Mac OS
15 10 (0.25%) Mac OS X
16 9 (0.23%) Windows 8
17 6 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
17 6 (0.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,321 (33.31%) DevOps
2 1,223 (30.84%) Agile Software Development
3 628 (15.83%) Microservices
4 472 (11.90%) Migration
5 432 (10.89%) Analytics
6 365 (9.20%) Scrum
7 348 (8.77%) Business Intelligence
8 341 (8.60%) TDD
9 315 (7.94%) Software Engineering
10 312 (7.87%) Test Automation
11 261 (6.58%) Continuous Integration
12 226 (5.70%) ETL
13 221 (5.57%) Problem-Solving
14 213 (5.37%) MVC
15 203 (5.12%) Data Modelling
16 194 (4.89%) Machine Learning
17 180 (4.54%) Kanban
18 177 (4.46%) BDD
19 166 (4.19%) Infrastructure as Code
20 165 (4.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1,019 (25.69%) SQL
2 926 (23.35%) C#
3 657 (16.57%) Python
4 569 (14.35%) JavaScript
5 495 (12.48%) Java
6 453 (11.42%) PowerShell
7 140 (3.53%) T-SQL
7 140 (3.53%) TypeScript
8 100 (2.52%) Scala
9 88 (2.22%) C++
10 79 (1.99%) Bash Shell
10 79 (1.99%) Go
11 63 (1.59%) R
12 54 (1.36%) PL/SQL
12 54 (1.36%) Ruby
13 51 (1.29%) PHP
14 45 (1.13%) Kotlin
15 37 (0.93%) C
16 36 (0.91%) ES6
16 36 (0.91%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 246 (6.20%) Security Cleared
2 207 (5.22%) SC Cleared
3 173 (4.36%) Degree
4 88 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 43 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
6 42 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
6 42 (1.06%) MCSA
6 42 (1.06%) MCSE
7 27 (0.68%) CISSP
8 23 (0.58%) Master's Degree
9 18 (0.45%) CCNA
9 18 (0.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 15 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
11 14 (0.35%) Citrix Certification
11 14 (0.35%) DV Cleared
11 14 (0.35%) PhD
12 13 (0.33%) CISM
13 12 (0.30%) CCNP
13 12 (0.30%) CTC Cleared
14 11 (0.28%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (2.75%) QA
2 40 (1.01%) GDPR
2 40 (1.01%) SLA
3 29 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (0.55%) Data Quality
4 22 (0.55%) PMO
5 17 (0.43%) PCI DSS
6 15 (0.38%) NIST
7 6 (0.15%) COBIT
7 6 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.13%) NIST 800
9 3 (0.076%) ISAE 3402
10 2 (0.050%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.050%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.050%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.050%) NCSC
10 2 (0.050%) Web Application Security Consortium
11 1 (0.025%) GxP
11 1 (0.025%) RMADS
11 1 (0.025%) WCAG
System Software
1 582 (14.67%) Docker
2 510 (12.86%) Active Directory
3 124 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 64 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
5 58 (1.46%) Hyper-V
6 57 (1.44%) vSphere
7 28 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
8 26 (0.66%) XenApp
9 22 (0.55%) XenDesktop
10 16 (0.40%) HDFS
11 14 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
12 13 (0.33%) VMware NSX
13 12 (0.30%) VirtualBox
14 11 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
15 8 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
16 6 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
17 5 (0.13%) VMware Server
18 4 (0.10%) Apache Flume
18 4 (0.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 4 (0.10%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 540 (13.62%) Kubernetes
2 417 (10.51%) Terraform
3 329 (8.30%) Ansible
4 162 (4.08%) Puppet
5 125 (3.15%) SCCM
6 123 (3.10%) Opscode Chef
7 101 (2.55%) Microsoft Intune
8 78 (1.97%) Single Sign-On
9 27 (0.68%) Consul
10 26 (0.66%) SCOM
11 24 (0.61%) Istio
12 22 (0.55%) logstash
13 20 (0.50%) WSUS
14 18 (0.45%) MIIS
15 16 (0.40%) Docker Swarm
15 16 (0.40%) Kibana
15 16 (0.40%) Prometheus
16 15 (0.38%) Packer
17 14 (0.35%) Salt
18 13 (0.33%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 1,211 (30.53%) Microsoft
2 261 (6.58%) Google
3 213 (5.37%) VMware
4 184 (4.64%) Oracle
5 154 (3.88%) Databricks
6 110 (2.77%) Cisco
7 93 (2.34%) Citrix
7 93 (2.34%) SAP
8 67 (1.69%) Splunk
8 67 (1.69%) Tableau
9 61 (1.54%) Red Hat
10 54 (1.36%) Sybase
11 49 (1.24%) Atlassian
12 48 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
13 46 (1.16%) Informatica
13 46 (1.16%) MuleSoft
14 40 (1.01%) HP
15 35 (0.88%) F5
15 35 (0.88%) Sitecore
16 32 (0.81%) Cloudera