Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 47 81
Rank change year-on-year +28 +34 +133
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 3,787 2,059 1,428
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 8.26% 4.78% 3.16%
As % of the Cloud Services category 33.81% 28.23% 25.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,888 1,428 1,023
London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £366 £325 £325
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +10.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 8
London median hourly rate £48.75 £163.00 £43.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.09% +273.64% +24.64%
10th Percentile £33.16 £159.50 £34.48
90th Percentile £80.50 £166.50 £47.15
England median hourly rate £31.00 £47.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year -34.74% +9.20% +24.29%

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 11,200 7,293 5,697
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 24.42% 16.93% 12.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,214 5,283 4,193
London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
England median daily rate £480 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +2.13% +4.44% +9.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 62 53
London median hourly rate £22.25 £21.16 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.18% -3.84% -10.20%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.25 £14.13
90th Percentile £92.88 £58.75 £47.40
England median hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £19.61
% change year-on-year -9.52% +7.09% -14.74%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 18 August 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 +26 854 £510 +7.37% 272
South London +21 185 £531 +1.19% 19
West London +35 154 £525 +10.53% 155
East London +37 84 £494 -11.83% 46
North London +11 23 £475 -5.00% 7
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 1,565 (41.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1,486 (39.24%) Agile Software Development
3 1,092 (28.84%) Microsoft
4 1,070 (28.25%) .NET
5 984 (25.98%) C#
6 906 (23.92%) DevOps
7 844 (22.29%) SQL
8 773 (20.41%) Finance
9 769 (20.31%) TDD
10 703 (18.56%) JavaScript
11 680 (17.96%) Windows
12 676 (17.85%) SQL Server
13 524 (13.84%) Docker
14 502 (13.26%) AngularJS
15 500 (13.20%) Continuous Integration
16 486 (12.83%) Java
17 477 (12.60%) Linux
17 477 (12.60%) Active Directory
18 468 (12.36%) Git (software)
19 457 (12.07%) Microservices
20 453 (11.96%) Office 365
21 448 (11.83%) Migration
22 426 (11.25%) PowerShell
23 422 (11.14%) MVC
24 418 (11.04%) Python
25 416 (10.98%) ASP.NET
26 414 (10.93%) Scrum
27 403 (10.64%) Jenkins
28 385 (10.17%) PaaS
29 370 (9.77%) Ansible

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
1 189 (4.99%) SharePoint
2 159 (4.20%) Apache Spark
3 141 (3.72%) OpenStack
4 116 (3.06%) Elasticsearch
5 112 (2.96%) Tomcat
6 105 (2.77%) WebSphere
7 90 (2.38%) WebLogic
8 82 (2.17%) IIS
9 80 (2.11%) Apache
10 72 (1.90%) Skype for Business
11 69 (1.82%) CMS
12 66 (1.74%) NServiceBus
13 61 (1.61%) MS Exchange
14 59 (1.56%) Confluence
15 40 (1.06%) nginx
16 34 (0.90%) Sitecore CMS
17 27 (0.71%) Umbraco
18 26 (0.69%) Apache Solr
19 23 (0.61%) Cloud Foundry
20 22 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 76 (2.01%) Microsoft Office
2 47 (1.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (0.63%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (0.32%) Chatbot
6 10 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.21%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 5 (0.13%) InVision
10 4 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
10 4 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
10 4 (0.11%) HipChat
10 4 (0.11%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.053%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.053%) Stata
12 1 (0.026%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 59 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 21 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
4 14 (0.37%) SAP ERP
5 7 (0.18%) Markit EDM
6 5 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
6 5 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (0.13%) ION MarketView
6 5 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
7 4 (0.11%) Magento
7 4 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.053%) Concordance
8 2 (0.053%) Relativity
8 2 (0.053%) SAP ECC
8 2 (0.053%) SAP SRM
8 2 (0.053%) Social Studio
8 2 (0.053%) Sprinklr
8 2 (0.053%) thinkFolio
9 1 (0.026%) LexisNexis TimeMap
9 1 (0.026%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 1,565 (41.33%) Amazon AWS
2 453 (11.96%) Office 365
3 385 (10.17%) PaaS
4 292 (7.71%) IaaS
5 262 (6.92%) Google Cloud Platform
6 224 (5.91%) Azure Active Directory
7 160 (4.22%) SaaS
8 141 (3.72%) Cloud Computing
9 137 (3.62%) GitHub
10 99 (2.61%) Serverless
11 90 (2.38%) Azure Data Factory
12 81 (2.14%) AWS CloudFormation
13 61 (1.61%) Azure Functions
14 56 (1.48%) npm
15 43 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
16 39 (1.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 38 (1.00%) OneDrive
18 31 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
19 28 (0.74%) Data Lake Analytics
20 27 (0.71%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 190 (5.02%) Firewall
2 109 (2.88%) DNS
2 109 (2.88%) VPN
3 82 (2.17%) Skype
4 73 (1.93%) HTTP
5 63 (1.66%) Network Security
6 62 (1.64%) LAN
7 61 (1.61%) WAN
8 53 (1.40%) SAN
9 41 (1.08%) SSL
10 40 (1.06%) TCP/IP
11 38 (1.00%) DHCP
12 34 (0.90%) Internet
13 31 (0.82%) MPLS
13 31 (0.82%) NAS
13 31 (0.82%) Wireless
14 30 (0.79%) AMQP
15 27 (0.71%) NetScaler
16 26 (0.69%) Software-Defined Networking
17 24 (0.63%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 676 (17.85%) SQL Server
2 292 (7.71%) NoSQL
3 213 (5.62%) Big Data
4 212 (5.60%) Data Warehouse
5 207 (5.47%) Power BI
6 187 (4.94%) MySQL
7 175 (4.62%) PostgreSQL
8 173 (4.57%) Hadoop
9 163 (4.30%) Data Lake
10 158 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 149 (3.93%) Azure SQL Database
12 147 (3.88%) MongoDB
13 138 (3.64%) Cosmos DB
14 129 (3.41%) Relational Database
15 99 (2.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 92 (2.43%) SQL Server 2012
17 86 (2.27%) SQL Server 2016
18 84 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 68 (1.80%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
20 64 (1.69%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 468 (12.36%) Git (software)
2 403 (10.64%) Jenkins
3 247 (6.52%) Visual Studio Team System
4 202 (5.33%) Visual Studio
5 196 (5.18%) TeamCity
6 169 (4.46%) NUnit
6 169 (4.46%) Octopus Deploy
7 164 (4.33%) JIRA
8 145 (3.83%) Team Foundation Server
9 113 (2.98%) Selenium
10 105 (2.77%) MSTest
11 88 (2.32%) Maven
12 80 (2.11%) SpecFlow
13 68 (1.80%) Subversion
14 66 (1.74%) Cucumber
15 65 (1.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 62 (1.64%) webpack
17 59 (1.56%) GitLab
18 55 (1.45%) Gradle
19 43 (1.14%) Mocha
General
1 773 (20.41%) Finance
2 226 (5.97%) Banking
3 166 (4.38%) Retail
4 105 (2.77%) Law
5 62 (1.64%) Legal
6 50 (1.32%) Front Office
7 49 (1.29%) Advertising
8 39 (1.03%) Marketing
9 30 (0.79%) Back Office
10 28 (0.74%) Financial Institution
11 25 (0.66%) Games
11 25 (0.66%) Telecoms
12 18 (0.48%) Investment Banking
13 16 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
14 12 (0.32%) Automotive
14 12 (0.32%) Billing
15 11 (0.29%) Publishing
16 10 (0.26%) Manufacturing
17 9 (0.24%) German Language
17 9 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,349 (35.62%) Developer
2 614 (16.21%) Architect
3 507 (13.39%) .NET Developer
4 350 (9.24%) C# Developer
5 345 (9.11%) DevOps Engineer
6 278 (7.34%) Azure Engineer
7 263 (6.94%) Consultant
8 250 (6.60%) Azure Developer
9 247 (6.52%) Senior Developer
10 184 (4.86%) Solutions Architect
11 182 (4.81%) C# .NET Developer
12 176 (4.65%) Azure Architect
13 172 (4.54%) Azure DevOps
14 171 (4.52%) Cloud Architect
15 137 (3.62%) Java Developer
16 119 (3.14%) Cloud Engineer
17 116 (3.06%) Data Engineer
18 113 (2.98%) Azure DevOps Engineer
19 112 (2.96%) Project Manager
20 106 (2.80%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,070 (28.25%) .NET
2 502 (13.26%) AngularJS
3 416 (10.98%) ASP.NET
4 360 (9.51%) ASP.NET Web API
5 333 (8.79%) HTML
6 305 (8.05%) REST
7 298 (7.87%) React
8 284 (7.50%) CSS
9 283 (7.47%) Web Services
10 278 (7.34%) Node.js
11 238 (6.28%) ASP.NET MVC
12 214 (5.65%) RESTful
13 207 (5.47%) .NET Core
14 171 (4.52%) WCF
15 170 (4.49%) JSON
16 166 (4.38%) HTML5
17 136 (3.59%) jQuery
18 123 (3.25%) .NET Framework
19 106 (2.80%) RabbitMQ
20 103 (2.72%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 309 (8.16%) Greenfield Project
2 189 (4.99%) Fintech
3 183 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
4 167 (4.41%) Public Cloud
5 159 (4.20%) User Experience
6 146 (3.86%) Data Centre
7 128 (3.38%) Mobile App
8 100 (2.64%) Computer Science
9 98 (2.59%) Private Cloud
10 58 (1.53%) Algorithms
11 52 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
12 48 (1.27%) Management Information System
12 48 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
13 45 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
14 39 (1.03%) Cloud Native
15 36 (0.95%) Data Structures
15 36 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
16 29 (0.77%) PKI
17 28 (0.74%) Replication
18 23 (0.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 680 (17.96%) Windows
2 477 (12.60%) Linux
3 229 (6.05%) Windows Server
4 121 (3.20%) Windows 10
5 102 (2.69%) Apple iOS
5 102 (2.69%) Unix
6 96 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 91 (2.40%) Android
8 83 (2.19%) Windows Server 2012
9 71 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
10 57 (1.51%) CentOS
11 48 (1.27%) Ubuntu
12 30 (0.79%) Windows 7
13 20 (0.53%) DC/OS
14 19 (0.50%) Solaris
15 17 (0.45%) Mac OS
16 16 (0.42%) Debian
17 15 (0.40%) Windows 8
18 13 (0.34%) VMS
19 12 (0.32%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,486 (39.24%) Agile Software Development
2 906 (23.92%) DevOps
3 769 (20.31%) TDD
4 500 (13.20%) Continuous Integration
5 457 (12.07%) Microservices
6 448 (11.83%) Migration
7 422 (11.14%) MVC
8 414 (10.93%) Scrum
9 318 (8.40%) Business Intelligence
10 306 (8.08%) BDD
11 294 (7.76%) Analytics
12 258 (6.81%) OO
13 232 (6.13%) SOA
14 230 (6.07%) Problem-Solving
15 227 (5.99%) Test Automation
16 219 (5.78%) Open Source
17 216 (5.70%) E-Commerce
18 203 (5.36%) Continuous Delivery
19 187 (4.94%) SOLID
20 185 (4.89%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 984 (25.98%) C#
2 844 (22.29%) SQL
3 703 (18.56%) JavaScript
4 486 (12.83%) Java
5 426 (11.25%) PowerShell
6 418 (11.04%) Python
7 174 (4.59%) T-SQL
8 132 (3.49%) Ruby
9 129 (3.41%) TypeScript
10 112 (2.96%) Bash Shell
11 103 (2.72%) Go
12 100 (2.64%) Scala
13 73 (1.93%) Perl
14 69 (1.82%) R
15 68 (1.80%) Java 8
16 59 (1.56%) C
17 51 (1.35%) ES6
18 41 (1.08%) C++
18 41 (1.08%) PL/SQL
18 41 (1.08%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 216 (5.70%) Security Cleared
2 205 (5.41%) Degree
3 192 (5.07%) SC Cleared
4 67 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 54 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
5 54 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
6 51 (1.35%) CISSP
7 40 (1.06%) CISM
8 32 (0.84%) MCSE
9 29 (0.77%) TOGAF Certification
10 28 (0.74%) CCNP
10 28 (0.74%) ISEB
11 24 (0.63%) MCSA
12 22 (0.58%) AWS Certification
12 22 (0.58%) CISA
13 20 (0.53%) CCNA
14 19 (0.50%) ISTQB
14 19 (0.50%) MCITP
15 17 (0.45%) PMI Certification
16 13 (0.34%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (3.12%) GCP
2 109 (2.88%) QA
3 51 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 39 (1.03%) PCI DSS
5 37 (0.98%) GDPR
6 36 (0.95%) SLA
7 26 (0.69%) Data Quality
8 21 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 12 (0.32%) COBIT
10 9 (0.24%) PMO
11 7 (0.18%) HIPAA
12 3 (0.079%) FedRAMP
12 3 (0.079%) Solvency II
13 2 (0.053%) FISMA
13 2 (0.053%) GxP
13 2 (0.053%) HL7
13 2 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 19770
13 2 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 2 (0.053%) NIST 800
13 2 (0.053%) WCAG
System Software
1 524 (13.84%) Docker
2 477 (12.60%) Active Directory
3 202 (5.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 102 (2.69%) Hyper-V
5 63 (1.66%) Virtual Machines
6 39 (1.03%) vSphere
7 37 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
8 32 (0.84%) VirtualBox
9 29 (0.77%) XenApp
10 26 (0.69%) XenDesktop
11 25 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
12 24 (0.63%) HDFS
13 21 (0.55%) VMware NSX
14 20 (0.53%) vCloud
15 18 (0.48%) Apache Flume
16 17 (0.45%) NFS
17 14 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
18 12 (0.32%) BitLocker
19 10 (0.26%) KVM
19 10 (0.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 370 (9.77%) Ansible
2 315 (8.32%) Kubernetes
3 284 (7.50%) Puppet
4 278 (7.34%) Opscode Chef
5 259 (6.84%) Terraform
6 120 (3.17%) SCCM
7 88 (2.32%) Microsoft Intune
8 69 (1.82%) Single Sign-On
9 58 (1.53%) Docker Swarm
10 43 (1.14%) Salt
11 40 (1.06%) Packer
12 35 (0.92%) SCOM
13 30 (0.79%) Kibana
14 26 (0.69%) logstash
15 23 (0.61%) Nagios
16 18 (0.48%) Mesos
17 17 (0.45%) PingFederate
18 16 (0.42%) AirWatch
18 16 (0.42%) Prometheus
19 15 (0.40%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 1,092 (28.84%) Microsoft
2 299 (7.90%) VMware
3 252 (6.65%) Google
4 215 (5.68%) Oracle
5 117 (3.09%) Cisco
6 116 (3.06%) Citrix
7 91 (2.40%) Splunk
8 81 (2.14%) SAP
9 71 (1.87%) Tableau
10 63 (1.66%) Red Hat
11 56 (1.48%) Sitecore
12 53 (1.40%) IBM
13 51 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
14 49 (1.29%) New Relic
15 37 (0.98%) AppDynamics
15 37 (0.98%) ServiceNow
16 35 (0.92%) Atlassian
17 34 (0.90%) HP
18 33 (0.87%) Alteryx
18 33 (0.87%) CheckPoint