Period
to 17 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for Microsoft Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 6 months to 17 November 2018 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 (formerly Windows Azure)
England > London
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 41 61
Rank change year-on-year +26 +20 +126
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 4,299 2,504 1,692
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.36% 5.35% 3.74%
As % of the Cloud Services category 35.78% 28.80% 26.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,288 1,856 1,259
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £375 £339 £325
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
England median daily rate £493 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +3.68% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 0
London median hourly rate £32.18 £89.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -63.84% - -
England median hourly rate £26.28 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year -32.19% +10.71% -6.67%

Microsoft 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 12,015 8,694 6,416
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 26.15% 18.56% 14.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,894 6,517 4,720
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £325 £310 £306
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
England median daily rate £493 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +3.68% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 79 49
London median hourly rate £19.00 £21.23 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.48% -9.68% +11.90%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.25 £14.81
90th Percentile £71.68 £165.00 £98.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.61
% change year-on-year -12.50% +1.99% -9.38%

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Microsoft Azure as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Azure in London

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Azure in London

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in London over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in London

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Azure in London

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in London over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in London

Microsoft 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 Microsoft Azure within the London region over the 6 months to 17 November 2018. 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 +18 947 £514 +8.21% 324
South London +24 191 £525 - 35
West London +29 180 £475 -7.32% 176
East London +28 92 £500 -13.04% 55
North London +11 43 £450 +20.00% 25
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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 Microsoft Azure.

1 1,613 (37.52%) Agile Software Development
2 1,601 (37.24%) Amazon AWS
3 1,306 (30.38%) Microsoft
4 1,177 (27.38%) .NET
5 1,080 (25.12%) C#
6 1,027 (23.89%) DevOps
7 991 (23.05%) SQL
8 916 (21.31%) Finance
9 803 (18.68%) Windows
10 777 (18.07%) TDD
11 771 (17.93%) JavaScript
12 767 (17.84%) SQL Server
13 625 (14.54%) Active Directory
14 609 (14.17%) Java
15 597 (13.89%) Docker
16 592 (13.77%) PowerShell
17 579 (13.47%) Microservices
18 549 (12.77%) Migration
19 540 (12.56%) Office 365
20 517 (12.03%) AngularJS
21 512 (11.91%) Ansible
22 510 (11.86%) Git (software)
23 500 (11.63%) Linux
24 468 (10.89%) Jenkins
25 459 (10.68%) MVC
26 451 (10.49%) Kubernetes
27 450 (10.47%) ASP.NET
28 447 (10.40%) Scrum
29 440 (10.23%) PaaS
30 434 (10.10%) Python

Microsoft 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
1 253 (5.89%) SharePoint
2 132 (3.07%) OpenStack
3 131 (3.05%) Tomcat
4 127 (2.95%) Apache Spark
5 119 (2.77%) WebSphere
6 109 (2.54%) Elasticsearch
7 108 (2.51%) IIS
8 102 (2.37%) Confluence
9 100 (2.33%) WebLogic
10 78 (1.81%) CMS
11 77 (1.79%) Skype for Business
12 69 (1.61%) Apache
12 69 (1.61%) MS Exchange
13 57 (1.33%) NServiceBus
14 39 (0.91%) Cloud Foundry
15 38 (0.88%) Umbraco
16 33 (0.77%) nginx
17 28 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
18 24 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
18 24 (0.56%) SAS
Applications
1 89 (2.07%) Microsoft Office
2 72 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
4 21 (0.49%) MS Visio
5 20 (0.47%) InfoPath
6 17 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
7 14 (0.33%) Chatbot
8 11 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 8 (0.19%) Photoshop
10 4 (0.093%) Adobe After Effects
10 4 (0.093%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (0.093%) Adobe Premiere
10 4 (0.093%) InVision
11 3 (0.070%) Adobe Illustrator
11 3 (0.070%) HipChat
12 2 (0.047%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 98 (2.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
3 20 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 12 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
5 7 (0.16%) Markit EDM
6 6 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
7 5 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
8 4 (0.093%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 4 (0.093%) Oracle Financials
8 4 (0.093%) SAP MM
8 4 (0.093%) SAP R/3
9 3 (0.070%) ION MarketView
9 3 (0.070%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.070%) Sentinel
10 2 (0.047%) Magento
10 2 (0.047%) Northgate Housing
10 2 (0.047%) Oracle Cash Management
10 2 (0.047%) R3 Corda
10 2 (0.047%) Social Studio
10 2 (0.047%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 1,601 (37.24%) Amazon AWS
2 540 (12.56%) Office 365
3 440 (10.23%) PaaS
4 357 (8.30%) IaaS
5 341 (7.93%) Google Cloud Platform
6 327 (7.61%) Azure Active Directory
7 227 (5.28%) SaaS
8 166 (3.86%) GitHub
9 158 (3.68%) Serverless
10 147 (3.42%) Azure Data Factory
11 122 (2.84%) Cloud Computing
12 97 (2.26%) Azure Functions
13 95 (2.21%) Dynamics 365
14 75 (1.74%) AWS CloudFormation
15 50 (1.16%) npm
16 48 (1.12%) OpenShift
17 42 (0.98%) AWS Lambda
18 41 (0.95%) OneDrive
19 33 (0.77%) Data Lake Analytics
20 30 (0.70%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 249 (5.79%) Firewall
2 138 (3.21%) DNS
3 132 (3.07%) VPN
4 93 (2.16%) Skype
5 92 (2.14%) WAN
6 90 (2.09%) LAN
7 75 (1.74%) HTTP
8 74 (1.72%) Network Security
9 62 (1.44%) TCP/IP
10 57 (1.33%) SSL
11 49 (1.14%) AMQP
11 49 (1.14%) Internet
12 41 (0.95%) Wireless
13 40 (0.93%) SAN
14 38 (0.88%) DHCP
14 38 (0.88%) MPLS
15 28 (0.65%) OSPF
16 26 (0.60%) BGP
16 26 (0.60%) Intranet
16 26 (0.60%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 767 (17.84%) SQL Server
2 312 (7.26%) NoSQL
3 262 (6.09%) Power BI
4 239 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
5 229 (5.33%) Azure SQL Database
6 218 (5.07%) MySQL
7 215 (5.00%) Big Data
8 201 (4.68%) Data Lake
9 194 (4.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 179 (4.16%) PostgreSQL
11 164 (3.81%) Hadoop
12 155 (3.61%) MongoDB
13 147 (3.42%) Relational Database
14 136 (3.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 119 (2.77%) Cosmos DB
16 105 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 73 (1.70%) Redis
18 72 (1.67%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
19 68 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
20 67 (1.56%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 510 (11.86%) Git (software)
2 468 (10.89%) Jenkins
3 302 (7.02%) Visual Studio Team System
4 207 (4.82%) JIRA
5 202 (4.70%) Visual Studio
6 191 (4.44%) TeamCity
7 171 (3.98%) NUnit
8 146 (3.40%) Octopus Deploy
9 135 (3.14%) Selenium
10 127 (2.95%) Team Foundation Server
11 122 (2.84%) MSTest
12 99 (2.30%) Maven
13 78 (1.81%) SpecFlow
14 75 (1.74%) Cucumber
15 74 (1.72%) GitLab
16 61 (1.42%) Gradle
17 58 (1.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 55 (1.28%) Bitbucket
18 55 (1.28%) Mocha
19 53 (1.23%) Subversion
General
1 916 (21.31%) Finance
2 292 (6.79%) Banking
3 171 (3.98%) Retail
4 80 (1.86%) Law
5 55 (1.28%) Telecoms
6 54 (1.26%) Front Office
7 51 (1.19%) Advertising
8 49 (1.14%) Legal
9 46 (1.07%) Financial Institution
10 42 (0.98%) Marketing
11 40 (0.93%) Back Office
12 35 (0.81%) Investment Banking
12 35 (0.81%) Publishing
13 22 (0.51%) Manufacturing
14 18 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
15 17 (0.40%) Billing
16 13 (0.30%) Electronics
16 13 (0.30%) Retail Banking
17 12 (0.28%) Automotive
17 12 (0.28%) Games
Job Titles
1 1,527 (35.52%) Developer
2 707 (16.45%) Architect
3 519 (12.07%) .NET Developer
4 470 (10.93%) DevOps Engineer
5 435 (10.12%) C# Developer
6 392 (9.12%) Azure Engineer
7 292 (6.79%) Azure Developer
8 241 (5.61%) Azure DevOps
9 239 (5.56%) Consultant
10 229 (5.33%) Azure Architect
11 227 (5.28%) Senior Developer
12 221 (5.14%) C# .NET Developer
13 211 (4.91%) Java Developer
14 205 (4.77%) Cloud Architect
15 189 (4.40%) Solutions Architect
16 184 (4.28%) Azure DevOps Engineer
17 140 (3.26%) Cloud Engineer
17 140 (3.26%) React Developer
18 134 (3.12%) Angular Developer
19 133 (3.09%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,177 (27.38%) .NET
2 517 (12.03%) AngularJS
3 450 (10.47%) ASP.NET
4 387 (9.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 368 (8.56%) React
6 342 (7.96%) Node.js
7 341 (7.93%) HTML
8 316 (7.35%) .NET Core
9 312 (7.26%) CSS
10 287 (6.68%) REST
11 229 (5.33%) ASP.NET MVC
12 223 (5.19%) Web Services
13 195 (4.54%) RESTful
14 178 (4.14%) JSON
15 164 (3.81%) .NET Framework
15 164 (3.81%) jQuery
15 164 (3.81%) WCF
16 159 (3.70%) HTML5
17 115 (2.68%) Spring
18 104 (2.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 360 (8.37%) Greenfield Project
2 217 (5.05%) Fintech
3 208 (4.84%) Public Cloud
4 204 (4.75%) Analytical Skills
5 157 (3.65%) User Experience
6 148 (3.44%) Data Centre
7 125 (2.91%) Computer Science
8 82 (1.91%) Management Information System
8 82 (1.91%) Mobile App
9 73 (1.70%) Algorithms
10 69 (1.61%) Hybrid Cloud
11 64 (1.49%) Private Cloud
12 62 (1.44%) Cloud Native
13 61 (1.42%) Hedge funds
14 59 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
15 58 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
16 49 (1.14%) Data Structures
17 44 (1.02%) PKI
18 24 (0.56%) Blog
18 24 (0.56%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 803 (18.68%) Windows
2 500 (11.63%) Linux
3 313 (7.28%) Windows Server
4 157 (3.65%) Windows 10
5 126 (2.93%) Unix
6 114 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 114 (2.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 86 (2.00%) Apple iOS
8 73 (1.70%) Windows Server 2008
9 72 (1.67%) Android
10 53 (1.23%) Windows 7
11 50 (1.16%) CentOS
12 38 (0.88%) Ubuntu
13 17 (0.40%) Mac OS
13 17 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
14 15 (0.35%) Fedora
14 15 (0.35%) VMS
15 14 (0.33%) Debian
15 14 (0.33%) Windows 8
16 6 (0.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,613 (37.52%) Agile Software Development
2 1,027 (23.89%) DevOps
3 777 (18.07%) TDD
4 579 (13.47%) Microservices
5 549 (12.77%) Migration
6 459 (10.68%) MVC
7 447 (10.40%) Scrum
8 433 (10.07%) Continuous Integration
9 370 (8.61%) Business Intelligence
10 360 (8.37%) Analytics
11 345 (8.03%) BDD
12 272 (6.33%) OO
13 247 (5.75%) Test Automation
14 223 (5.19%) Problem-Solving
15 210 (4.88%) Software Engineering
16 201 (4.68%) ETL
17 196 (4.56%) SOA
18 186 (4.33%) Open Source
19 181 (4.21%) SDLC
20 178 (4.14%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1,080 (25.12%) C#
2 991 (23.05%) SQL
3 771 (17.93%) JavaScript
4 609 (14.17%) Java
5 592 (13.77%) PowerShell
6 434 (10.10%) Python
7 184 (4.28%) T-SQL
8 141 (3.28%) Bash Shell
9 133 (3.09%) Go
10 130 (3.02%) TypeScript
11 106 (2.47%) Ruby
12 99 (2.30%) Scala
13 85 (1.98%) C
14 71 (1.65%) ES6
15 68 (1.58%) Java 8
15 68 (1.58%) R
16 56 (1.30%) Perl
17 53 (1.23%) PL/SQL
18 43 (1.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 40 (0.93%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 223 (5.19%) Security Cleared
2 209 (4.86%) Degree
3 193 (4.49%) SC Cleared
4 80 (1.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 64 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
5 64 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
6 55 (1.28%) CISSP
7 45 (1.05%) MCSE
8 42 (0.98%) CISM
9 32 (0.74%) CISA
10 28 (0.65%) CCNA
11 26 (0.60%) MCITP
11 26 (0.60%) MCSA
11 26 (0.60%) PhD
12 21 (0.49%) TOGAF Certification
13 19 (0.44%) CCNP
13 19 (0.44%) Numerate Degree
13 19 (0.44%) PMI Certification
14 16 (0.37%) ISEB
14 16 (0.37%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (2.84%) QA
2 40 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 39 (0.91%) GDPR
4 36 (0.84%) Data Quality
5 35 (0.81%) SLA
6 21 (0.49%) PCI DSS
6 21 (0.49%) PMO
7 18 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 15 (0.35%) HIPAA
9 10 (0.23%) FedRAMP
10 5 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
11 3 (0.070%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.070%) FISMA
11 3 (0.070%) IFRS
11 3 (0.070%) PSD2
11 3 (0.070%) Solvency II
11 3 (0.070%) WCAG
12 2 (0.047%) COBIT
12 2 (0.047%) HL7
12 2 (0.047%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 625 (14.54%) Active Directory
2 597 (13.89%) Docker
3 191 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 126 (2.93%) Hyper-V
5 65 (1.51%) Virtual Machines
6 41 (0.95%) vSphere
7 34 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
8 33 (0.77%) XenApp
9 29 (0.67%) Apache Flume
10 28 (0.65%) HDFS
11 25 (0.58%) vCloud
11 25 (0.58%) VirtualBox
12 15 (0.35%) XenDesktop
13 14 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
14 12 (0.28%) BitLocker
15 9 (0.21%) Xen
16 8 (0.19%) VMware NSX
17 6 (0.14%) KVM
17 6 (0.14%) NFS
17 6 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 512 (11.91%) Ansible
2 451 (10.49%) Kubernetes
3 396 (9.21%) Terraform
4 354 (8.23%) Opscode Chef
5 299 (6.96%) Puppet
6 148 (3.44%) SCCM
7 110 (2.56%) Microsoft Intune
8 80 (1.86%) Single Sign-On
9 44 (1.02%) Docker Swarm
9 44 (1.02%) SCOM
10 38 (0.88%) Nagios
11 36 (0.84%) Packer
12 34 (0.79%) Kibana
13 32 (0.74%) logstash
13 32 (0.74%) Salt
14 29 (0.67%) CASB
15 25 (0.58%) Hadoop YARN
15 25 (0.58%) Mesos
16 24 (0.56%) Oozie
17 18 (0.42%) Consul
Vendors
1 1,306 (30.38%) Microsoft
2 327 (7.61%) VMware
3 307 (7.14%) Google
4 285 (6.63%) Oracle
5 139 (3.23%) Cisco
6 136 (3.16%) Splunk
7 134 (3.12%) Citrix
8 89 (2.07%) SAP
8 89 (2.07%) Tableau
9 66 (1.54%) Red Hat
10 51 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
11 49 (1.14%) IBM
11 49 (1.14%) ServiceNow
12 48 (1.12%) New Relic
13 47 (1.09%) AppDynamics
14 45 (1.05%) HP
15 43 (1.00%) Atlassian
16 41 (0.95%) Alteryx
17 39 (0.91%) Sitecore
18 38 (0.88%) Informatica