Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 58 186
Rank change year-on-year +18 +128 +86
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 2517 1687 648
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 5.35% 3.75% 1.39%
As % of the Cloud Services category 28.91% 26.62% 17.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1876 1254 501
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £345 £325 £325
90th Percentile £638 £625 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
London median hourly rate £89.00 - £26.25
10th Percentile £29.45 - £11.25
90th Percentile £151.35 - £42.80
England median hourly rate £37.50 £26.38 £37.50
% change year-on-year +42.18% -29.67% +40.19%

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 8707 6338 3763
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 18.50% 14.11% 8.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 6514 4660 2784
London median daily rate £500 £475 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +7.95% +3.53%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £638 £625 £614
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 49 30
London median hourly rate £21.40 £23.50 £20.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.94% +16.83% +11.75%
10th Percentile £11.33 £14.81 £11.25
90th Percentile £159.25 £98.00 £40.40
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £21.64
% change year-on-year +5.26% -12.20% +20.22%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 +20 517 £488 -2.01% 138
West London +47 107 £513 +20.59% 26
South London +12 70 £525 +40.00% 14
East London +18 27 £575 +9.52% 14
North London +6 18 £375 - 1
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 1093 (43.42%) Amazon AWS
2 854 (33.93%) Agile Software Development
3 806 (32.02%) Microsoft
4 689 (27.37%) .NET
5 648 (25.74%) Windows
6 603 (23.96%) DevOps
7 593 (23.56%) C#
8 495 (19.67%) Finance
9 474 (18.83%) TDD
10 466 (18.51%) SQL
11 422 (16.77%) SQL Server
12 414 (16.45%) PowerShell
13 393 (15.61%) Office 365
14 370 (14.70%) Continuous Integration
15 369 (14.66%) Active Directory
16 365 (14.50%) JavaScript
17 348 (13.83%) Linux
18 336 (13.35%) Java
19 335 (13.31%) Migration
20 320 (12.71%) Ansible
21 302 (12.00%) Scrum
22 286 (11.36%) MVC
23 271 (10.77%) NoSQL
23 271 (10.77%) Windows Server
24 268 (10.65%) Opscode Chef
24 268 (10.65%) ASP.NET
25 265 (10.53%) Docker
26 263 (10.45%) AngularJS
26 263 (10.45%) Python
27 256 (10.17%) Git (software)

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
1 164 (6.52%) OpenStack
2 140 (5.56%) SharePoint
3 121 (4.81%) Tomcat
4 95 (3.77%) MS Exchange
5 93 (3.69%) Elasticsearch
6 89 (3.54%) WebSphere
7 86 (3.42%) WebLogic
8 77 (3.06%) Confluence
9 70 (2.78%) IIS
10 68 (2.70%) Skype for Business
11 58 (2.30%) Apache Spark
12 43 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2013
13 41 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2010
14 38 (1.51%) Apache
15 34 (1.35%) CMS
16 30 (1.19%) Cloud Foundry
17 25 (0.99%) JBoss
18 22 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
18 22 (0.87%) nginx
19 16 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 47 (1.87%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (1.19%) MS Visio
3 22 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (0.36%) HipChat
4 9 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (0.36%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.16%) InVision
7 3 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
7 3 (0.12%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.040%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.040%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.040%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.040%) Weka
Business Applications
1 51 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
3 13 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.24%) Oracle Retail
5 3 (0.12%) Eloqua
6 2 (0.079%) iTrent
6 2 (0.079%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.040%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.040%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.040%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.040%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1093 (43.42%) Amazon AWS
2 393 (15.61%) Office 365
3 235 (9.34%) IaaS
4 224 (8.90%) PaaS
5 186 (7.39%) Azure Active Directory
6 113 (4.49%) SaaS
7 100 (3.97%) Google Cloud Platform
8 95 (3.77%) GitHub
9 87 (3.46%) Cloud Computing
10 36 (1.43%) AWS CloudFormation
11 33 (1.31%) Dynamics 365
11 33 (1.31%) OpenShift
12 27 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
12 27 (1.07%) Serverless
13 16 (0.64%) IBM Cloud
14 15 (0.60%) OneDrive
15 14 (0.56%) Azure Data Factory
15 14 (0.56%) Mimecast
16 12 (0.48%) Slack
16 12 (0.48%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 139 (5.52%) Firewall
2 110 (4.37%) DNS
3 71 (2.82%) SAN
4 69 (2.74%) VPN
5 67 (2.66%) WAN
6 65 (2.58%) Skype
7 54 (2.15%) TCP/IP
8 49 (1.95%) LAN
9 40 (1.59%) DHCP
10 34 (1.35%) Network Security
11 28 (1.11%) HTTP
11 28 (1.11%) SSL
12 27 (1.07%) Wi-Fi
13 26 (1.03%) Internet
14 25 (0.99%) Wireless
15 24 (0.95%) MPLS
16 21 (0.83%) VLAN
17 20 (0.79%) NAS
18 17 (0.68%) LDAP
19 16 (0.64%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 422 (16.77%) SQL Server
2 271 (10.77%) NoSQL
3 143 (5.68%) MySQL
4 135 (5.36%) PostgreSQL
5 122 (4.85%) Data Warehouse
6 104 (4.13%) Big Data
7 95 (3.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 87 (3.46%) MongoDB
9 84 (3.34%) Hadoop
10 78 (3.10%) Power BI
11 74 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
11 74 (2.94%) SQL Server 2016
12 72 (2.86%) Azure SQL Database
13 71 (2.82%) Relational Database
14 70 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 51 (2.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 49 (1.95%) Data Lake
17 46 (1.83%) SQL Server 2014
18 32 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
19 25 (0.99%) DocumentDB
Development Applications
1 256 (10.17%) Git (software)
2 238 (9.46%) TeamCity
3 222 (8.82%) Octopus Deploy
4 215 (8.54%) Jenkins
5 146 (5.80%) NUnit
6 140 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 115 (4.57%) JIRA
8 111 (4.41%) Visual Studio
9 94 (3.73%) MSTest
10 64 (2.54%) Visual Studio Team System
11 54 (2.15%) Selenium
12 51 (2.03%) Maven
13 45 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 41 (1.63%) Jasmine
15 39 (1.55%) SpecFlow
16 32 (1.27%) gulp
16 32 (1.27%) NuGet
17 28 (1.11%) webpack
18 27 (1.07%) Subversion
19 26 (1.03%) Bitbucket
General
1 495 (19.67%) Finance
2 148 (5.88%) Banking
3 132 (5.24%) Retail
4 57 (2.26%) Retail Banking
5 55 (2.19%) Marketing
6 50 (1.99%) Law
7 37 (1.47%) Telecoms
8 27 (1.07%) Investment Banking
9 26 (1.03%) Advertising
10 21 (0.83%) Legal
11 20 (0.79%) Financial Institution
12 18 (0.72%) Games
13 16 (0.64%) Manufacturing
14 12 (0.48%) Back Office
14 12 (0.48%) Electronics
15 9 (0.36%) Billing
15 9 (0.36%) Front Office
16 7 (0.28%) Spanish Language
17 6 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
18 4 (0.16%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 775 (30.79%) Developer
2 389 (15.45%) Architect
3 286 (11.36%) .NET Developer
3 286 (11.36%) DevOps Engineer
4 201 (7.99%) Consultant
5 200 (7.95%) C# Developer
6 195 (7.75%) Azure Engineer
7 145 (5.76%) Cloud Architect
8 144 (5.72%) Java Developer
9 137 (5.44%) Azure Developer
10 127 (5.05%) Senior Developer
11 126 (5.01%) Cloud Engineer
12 122 (4.85%) Azure Architect
13 118 (4.69%) Azure DevOps
14 114 (4.53%) C# .NET Developer
15 97 (3.85%) Analyst
16 88 (3.50%) Solutions Architect
17 87 (3.46%) Azure DevOps Engineer
18 82 (3.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 81 (3.22%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 689 (27.37%) .NET
2 268 (10.65%) ASP.NET
3 263 (10.45%) AngularJS
4 209 (8.30%) ASP.NET Web API
5 203 (8.07%) HTML
6 197 (7.83%) Web Services
7 179 (7.11%) ASP.NET MVC
8 176 (6.99%) REST
9 175 (6.95%) CSS
10 153 (6.08%) RESTful
11 146 (5.80%) Node.js
12 136 (5.40%) React
13 109 (4.33%) HTML5
14 95 (3.77%) .NET Framework
15 85 (3.38%) WCF
16 75 (2.98%) jQuery
17 66 (2.62%) JSON
18 56 (2.22%) .NET Core
19 53 (2.11%) Entity Framework
20 52 (2.07%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 159 (6.32%) Public Cloud
2 141 (5.60%) Data Centre
3 121 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
4 119 (4.73%) Greenfield Project
5 75 (2.98%) Fintech
6 70 (2.78%) User Experience
7 61 (2.42%) Computer Science
8 55 (2.19%) Hybrid Cloud
8 55 (2.19%) Mobile App
9 49 (1.95%) Private Cloud
10 40 (1.59%) Virtual Team
11 36 (1.43%) Algorithms
12 32 (1.27%) Management Information System
12 32 (1.27%) Replication
13 25 (0.99%) Data Structures
13 25 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
14 24 (0.95%) Blog
15 18 (0.72%) Cloud Native
15 18 (0.72%) Enterprise Cloud
15 18 (0.72%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 648 (25.74%) Windows
2 348 (13.83%) Linux
3 271 (10.77%) Windows Server
4 95 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 93 (3.69%) Unix
6 87 (3.46%) Windows 10
7 58 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 58 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 35 (1.39%) Android
9 30 (1.19%) Apple iOS
10 29 (1.15%) Windows 7
11 24 (0.95%) CentOS
12 23 (0.91%) VMS
13 20 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
14 17 (0.68%) Ubuntu
15 15 (0.60%) Solaris
16 13 (0.52%) Mac OS
17 8 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
18 6 (0.24%) CoreOS
19 5 (0.20%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 854 (33.93%) Agile Software Development
2 603 (23.96%) DevOps
3 474 (18.83%) TDD
4 370 (14.70%) Continuous Integration
5 335 (13.31%) Migration
6 302 (12.00%) Scrum
7 286 (11.36%) MVC
8 253 (10.05%) Microservices
9 197 (7.83%) BDD
10 176 (6.99%) Business Intelligence
11 175 (6.95%) OO
12 163 (6.48%) E-Commerce
13 162 (6.44%) Test Automation
14 156 (6.20%) Software Engineering
15 150 (5.96%) Configuration Management
16 128 (5.09%) Continuous Delivery
17 125 (4.97%) SOA
18 123 (4.89%) Analytics
19 121 (4.81%) Stakeholder Management
20 111 (4.41%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 593 (23.56%) C#
2 466 (18.51%) SQL
3 414 (16.45%) PowerShell
4 365 (14.50%) JavaScript
5 336 (13.35%) Java
6 263 (10.45%) Python
7 100 (3.97%) Ruby
8 92 (3.66%) T-SQL
9 84 (3.34%) Bash Shell
10 70 (2.78%) Scala
11 48 (1.91%) Perl
12 44 (1.75%) TypeScript
13 35 (1.39%) Go
14 31 (1.23%) R
15 21 (0.83%) C
16 20 (0.79%) PHP
17 19 (0.75%) C++
18 17 (0.68%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 17 (0.68%) VB.NET
19 13 (0.52%) ES6
Qualifications
1 114 (4.53%) Degree
2 92 (3.66%) Microsoft Certification
3 88 (3.50%) Security Cleared
4 75 (2.98%) SC Cleared
5 71 (2.82%) MCSE
6 48 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
7 40 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
8 30 (1.19%) CISSP
9 26 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 22 (0.87%) CISM
11 21 (0.83%) CCNA
12 16 (0.64%) MCSA
13 15 (0.60%) MCITP
14 13 (0.52%) CCSP
15 12 (0.48%) CCIE
16 11 (0.44%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 11 (0.44%) CCNP
16 11 (0.44%) PhD
17 10 (0.40%) AWS Certification
17 10 (0.40%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (2.90%) QA
2 37 (1.47%) GCP
3 35 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 33 (1.31%) GDPR
4 33 (1.31%) PCI DSS
5 16 (0.64%) SLA
6 10 (0.40%) COBIT
6 10 (0.40%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.40%) PMO
7 6 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 5 (0.20%) FedRAMP
8 5 (0.20%) HMG Infosec
9 4 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.079%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.079%) WCAG
12 1 (0.040%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.040%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.040%) WAI
System Software
1 369 (14.66%) Active Directory
2 265 (10.53%) Docker
3 107 (4.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 75 (2.98%) Hyper-V
5 39 (1.55%) vCloud
6 37 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
7 34 (1.35%) XenApp
8 23 (0.91%) vSphere
9 20 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
10 14 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
10 14 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
11 12 (0.48%) DFS Replication
12 11 (0.44%) BitLocker
13 6 (0.24%) GPFS
13 6 (0.24%) XenDesktop
14 5 (0.20%) LXC
15 3 (0.12%) Forefront TMG
15 3 (0.12%) Gluster
15 3 (0.12%) HDFS
15 3 (0.12%) KVM
Systems Management
1 320 (12.71%) Ansible
2 268 (10.65%) Opscode Chef
3 240 (9.54%) Puppet
4 98 (3.89%) Terraform
5 96 (3.81%) SCCM
6 85 (3.38%) Kubernetes
7 59 (2.34%) Microsoft Intune
8 50 (1.99%) SCOM
9 24 (0.95%) Rancher
10 15 (0.60%) Docker Swarm
11 14 (0.56%) Hadoop YARN
11 14 (0.56%) ZABBIX
12 13 (0.52%) AirWatch
12 13 (0.52%) Kibana
13 12 (0.48%) Nagios
14 11 (0.44%) Mesos
14 11 (0.44%) vCenter Server
14 11 (0.44%) vRealize
15 10 (0.40%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 10 (0.40%) Packer
Vendors
1 806 (32.02%) Microsoft
2 203 (8.07%) VMware
3 168 (6.67%) Oracle
4 117 (4.65%) Google
5 109 (4.33%) Citrix
6 101 (4.01%) Cisco
7 67 (2.66%) Red Hat
8 50 (1.99%) CheckPoint
8 50 (1.99%) HP
9 47 (1.87%) Atlassian
10 45 (1.79%) Splunk
11 42 (1.67%) ServiceNow
12 41 (1.63%) Tableau
13 39 (1.55%) SAP
14 37 (1.47%) Sitecore
15 31 (1.23%) NetApp
16 29 (1.15%) EMC
17 24 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
18 23 (0.91%) Juniper
18 23 (0.91%) Veeam