Period
to 21 April 2019

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 April 2019 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 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 10 24 46
Rank change year-on-year +14 +22 +65
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 4,957 3,268 1,806
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.74% 7.07% 4.50%
As % of the Cloud Services category 40.10% 31.24% 28.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,707 2,512 1,293
London median daily rate £525 £510 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £400 £363 £350
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
England median daily rate £500 £488 £460
% change year-on-year +2.56% +5.98% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 1
London median hourly rate £35.00 £33.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -3.57% -19.54%
10th Percentile £18.25 £14.00 £32.50
90th Percentile £50.15 £55.25 £37.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +12.90% +93.75% -57.33%

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 12,361 10,461 6,439
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 29.26% 22.65% 16.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,972 7,664 4,777
London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.95%
10th Percentile £355 £325 £325
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £500 £480 £455
% change year-on-year +4.17% +5.49% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 93 42
London median hourly rate £24.50 £26.78 £20.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.50% +33.36% -22.78%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.15 £11.03
90th Percentile £75.00 £57.00 £101.63
England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.98
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.37% -7.41%

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 April 2019.

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 April 2019.

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 April 2019. 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 +13 1,264 £525 +5.00% 201
South London +17 146 £525 - 15
West London +3 143 £488 -7.14% 48
East London +10 111 £550 +4.76% 15
North London -1 23 £450 +10.77% 6
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 21 April 2019, 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 1,815 (36.61%) Agile Software Development
2 1,810 (36.51%) Amazon AWS
3 1,515 (30.56%) DevOps
4 1,382 (27.88%) Microsoft
5 1,236 (24.93%) SQL
6 1,159 (23.38%) .NET
7 1,156 (23.32%) Finance
8 1,079 (21.77%) C#
9 879 (17.73%) SQL Server
10 813 (16.40%) Docker
11 811 (16.36%) Windows
12 780 (15.74%) Kubernetes
13 748 (15.09%) JavaScript
14 733 (14.79%) Java
15 727 (14.67%) Microservices
16 725 (14.63%) PowerShell
17 712 (14.36%) Python
18 665 (13.42%) Active Directory
19 632 (12.75%) Migration
20 628 (12.67%) TDD
21 626 (12.63%) Scrum
22 617 (12.45%) Git (software)
23 612 (12.35%) Jenkins
24 559 (11.28%) Linux
25 546 (11.01%) Google Cloud Platform
26 537 (10.83%) Office 365
27 535 (10.79%) Ansible
28 518 (10.45%) PaaS
29 506 (10.21%) Terraform
30 501 (10.11%) AngularJS

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
1 286 (5.77%) SharePoint
2 189 (3.81%) Apache Spark
3 140 (2.82%) Confluence
4 124 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
5 117 (2.36%) Apache
6 108 (2.18%) MS Exchange
7 106 (2.14%) IIS
8 99 (2.00%) OpenStack
9 96 (1.94%) Tomcat
10 81 (1.63%) Skype for Business
11 80 (1.61%) WebSphere
12 66 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
13 62 (1.25%) WebLogic
14 52 (1.05%) Cloud Foundry
15 41 (0.83%) Apache Airflow
15 41 (0.83%) CMS
15 41 (0.83%) nginx
16 38 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
17 35 (0.71%) JBoss
18 28 (0.56%) SAS
Applications
1 102 (2.06%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (0.36%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.12%) Chatbot
6 6 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 5 (0.10%) InfoPath
7 5 (0.10%) InVision
8 1 (0.020%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.020%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.020%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.020%) Stata
Business Applications
1 108 (2.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 19 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
3 19 (0.38%) Endur
4 11 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
5 9 (0.18%) SAP ERP
5 9 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
6 7 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
7 6 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
8 5 (0.10%) Distributed Ledger
8 5 (0.10%) Relativity
9 3 (0.061%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 3 (0.061%) NetSuite
10 2 (0.040%) Magento
10 2 (0.040%) WebTrends
11 1 (0.020%) Oracle BPM
11 1 (0.020%) Oracle General Ledger
11 1 (0.020%) Oracle iProcurement
11 1 (0.020%) SAP BPC
11 1 (0.020%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 1,810 (36.51%) Amazon AWS
2 546 (11.01%) Google Cloud Platform
3 537 (10.83%) Office 365
4 518 (10.45%) PaaS
5 427 (8.61%) IaaS
6 355 (7.16%) Azure Active Directory
7 228 (4.60%) Serverless
8 206 (4.16%) SaaS
9 198 (3.99%) Azure Data Factory
10 161 (3.25%) GitHub
11 127 (2.56%) Azure Functions
12 104 (2.10%) OpenShift
13 92 (1.86%) Dynamics 365
14 82 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
15 60 (1.21%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 58 (1.17%) AWS CloudFormation
17 56 (1.13%) OneDrive
18 55 (1.11%) AWS Lambda
19 43 (0.87%) npm
20 33 (0.67%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 289 (5.83%) Firewall
2 185 (3.73%) DNS
3 127 (2.56%) VPN
4 117 (2.36%) WAN
5 84 (1.69%) DHCP
6 81 (1.63%) LAN
7 77 (1.55%) Internet
8 75 (1.51%) SAN
8 75 (1.51%) Skype
9 68 (1.37%) Network Security
9 68 (1.37%) TCP/IP
10 48 (0.97%) Cisco ASA
11 47 (0.95%) HTTP
12 40 (0.81%) VLAN
13 34 (0.69%) BGP
14 33 (0.67%) Cisco Nexus
14 33 (0.67%) OSPF
14 33 (0.67%) Wireless
15 30 (0.61%) MPLS
16 26 (0.52%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 879 (17.73%) SQL Server
2 370 (7.46%) NoSQL
3 363 (7.32%) Big Data
4 353 (7.12%) Power BI
5 329 (6.64%) Azure SQL Database
6 323 (6.52%) Data Warehouse
7 266 (5.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 248 (5.00%) Data Lake
9 221 (4.46%) MongoDB
10 198 (3.99%) MySQL
11 189 (3.81%) Hadoop
12 177 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
13 144 (2.90%) Cosmos DB
13 144 (2.90%) Relational Database
14 131 (2.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 119 (2.40%) Redis
16 116 (2.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 109 (2.20%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
18 68 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
19 64 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 617 (12.45%) Git (software)
2 612 (12.35%) Jenkins
3 402 (8.11%) Visual Studio Team System
4 282 (5.69%) JIRA
5 254 (5.12%) TeamCity
6 190 (3.83%) Octopus Deploy
7 174 (3.51%) Visual Studio
8 167 (3.37%) Team Foundation Server
9 133 (2.68%) Selenium
10 118 (2.38%) NUnit
11 117 (2.36%) SpecFlow
12 94 (1.90%) Maven
13 91 (1.84%) MSTest
14 76 (1.53%) Cucumber
15 62 (1.25%) JUnit
16 61 (1.23%) Subversion
17 59 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 59 (1.19%) Jasmine
18 57 (1.15%) Bitbucket
19 56 (1.13%) GitLab
General
1 1,156 (23.32%) Finance
2 313 (6.31%) Banking
3 185 (3.73%) Retail
4 110 (2.22%) Front Office
5 82 (1.65%) Legal
6 75 (1.51%) Law
7 74 (1.49%) Marketing
8 65 (1.31%) Financial Institution
9 58 (1.17%) Investment Banking
10 54 (1.09%) Advertising
11 44 (0.89%) Telecoms
12 33 (0.67%) Games
13 31 (0.63%) Back Office
13 31 (0.63%) Publishing
14 26 (0.52%) Manufacturing
15 25 (0.50%) French Language
16 22 (0.44%) Billing
17 21 (0.42%) Electronics
18 17 (0.34%) Retail Banking
19 16 (0.32%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1,479 (29.84%) Developer
2 839 (16.93%) Architect
3 623 (12.57%) DevOps Engineer
4 507 (10.23%) Azure Engineer
5 414 (8.35%) .NET Developer
6 360 (7.26%) Azure DevOps
7 344 (6.94%) C# Developer
8 306 (6.17%) Azure Developer
9 294 (5.93%) Azure Architect
10 276 (5.57%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 225 (4.54%) Senior Developer
12 221 (4.46%) Data Engineer
13 214 (4.32%) Cloud Architect
14 204 (4.12%) Full Stack Developer
15 195 (3.93%) Java Developer
16 191 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
17 190 (3.83%) Consultant
18 177 (3.57%) Analyst
19 171 (3.45%) C# .NET Developer
20 153 (3.09%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,159 (23.38%) .NET
2 501 (10.11%) AngularJS
3 367 (7.40%) Node.js
4 332 (6.70%) React
5 319 (6.44%) HTML
6 313 (6.31%) .NET Core
7 308 (6.21%) CSS
8 303 (6.11%) REST
9 296 (5.97%) ASP.NET
10 291 (5.87%) ASP.NET Web API
11 279 (5.63%) RESTful
12 275 (5.55%) Web Services
13 240 (4.84%) JSON
14 225 (4.54%) .NET Framework
15 173 (3.49%) Kafka
16 147 (2.97%) HTML5
17 138 (2.78%) Spring
18 132 (2.66%) ASP.NET MVC
19 118 (2.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 113 (2.28%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 294 (5.93%) Greenfield Project
2 238 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
3 203 (4.10%) Public Cloud
4 191 (3.85%) Fintech
5 142 (2.86%) Data Centre
6 123 (2.48%) User Experience
7 110 (2.22%) Hybrid Cloud
8 103 (2.08%) Algorithms
9 97 (1.96%) Hedge funds
10 96 (1.94%) Mobile App
11 81 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
12 71 (1.43%) Private Cloud
13 65 (1.31%) Cloud Native
14 61 (1.23%) Management Information System
15 56 (1.13%) Data Structures
16 49 (0.99%) Self-Motivation
17 45 (0.91%) Replication
18 41 (0.83%) Virtual Team
19 38 (0.77%) Clustering
20 31 (0.63%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 811 (16.36%) Windows
2 559 (11.28%) Linux
3 308 (6.21%) Windows Server
4 132 (2.66%) Unix
5 121 (2.44%) Windows 10
6 111 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 106 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 63 (1.27%) Android
8 63 (1.27%) Apple iOS
8 63 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 48 (0.97%) CentOS
10 47 (0.95%) Mac OS X
11 36 (0.73%) Ubuntu
12 31 (0.63%) Windows 7
13 17 (0.34%) VMS
13 17 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
14 9 (0.18%) Mac OS
14 9 (0.18%) Solaris
14 9 (0.18%) Windows 8
15 8 (0.16%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,815 (36.61%) Agile Software Development
2 1,515 (30.56%) DevOps
3 727 (14.67%) Microservices
4 632 (12.75%) Migration
5 628 (12.67%) TDD
6 626 (12.63%) Scrum
7 474 (9.56%) Continuous Integration
8 455 (9.18%) Business Intelligence
9 447 (9.02%) Analytics
10 371 (7.48%) Test Automation
11 338 (6.82%) BDD
12 321 (6.48%) MVC
13 287 (5.79%) ETL
14 273 (5.51%) Problem-Solving
14 273 (5.51%) Software Engineering
15 226 (4.56%) OO
16 219 (4.42%) Data Science
17 208 (4.20%) Data Modelling
18 203 (4.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 201 (4.05%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1,236 (24.93%) SQL
2 1,079 (21.77%) C#
3 748 (15.09%) JavaScript
4 733 (14.79%) Java
5 725 (14.63%) PowerShell
6 712 (14.36%) Python
7 199 (4.01%) T-SQL
8 189 (3.81%) Bash Shell
9 150 (3.03%) Ruby
10 143 (2.88%) TypeScript
11 121 (2.44%) Go
12 99 (2.00%) Scala
13 94 (1.90%) Java 8
13 94 (1.90%) Perl
14 90 (1.82%) R
15 80 (1.61%) C++
16 72 (1.45%) Shell Script
17 71 (1.43%) ES6
18 59 (1.19%) C
18 59 (1.19%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 242 (4.88%) Security Cleared
2 190 (3.83%) SC Cleared
3 171 (3.45%) Degree
4 86 (1.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 59 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
6 54 (1.09%) CISSP
7 49 (0.99%) MCSE
8 44 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
9 31 (0.63%) CISM
10 27 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
11 24 (0.48%) CCIE
11 24 (0.48%) MCSA
12 22 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
13 19 (0.38%) ISEB
14 18 (0.36%) CISA
15 16 (0.32%) Master's Degree
15 16 (0.32%) PhD
16 15 (0.30%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 15 (0.30%) CCNA
16 15 (0.30%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 174 (3.51%) QA
2 71 (1.43%) GDPR
3 42 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 37 (0.75%) Data Quality
5 33 (0.67%) SLA
6 26 (0.52%) PCI DSS
7 13 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
8 10 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 9 (0.18%) PMO
10 7 (0.14%) Solvency II
11 6 (0.12%) COBIT
11 6 (0.12%) HIPAA
11 6 (0.12%) PSD2
12 4 (0.081%) WCAG
12 4 (0.081%) Web Application Security Consortium
13 3 (0.061%) FATCA
13 3 (0.061%) IFRS
14 2 (0.040%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 2 (0.040%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 2 (0.040%) MiFID
System Software
1 813 (16.40%) Docker
2 665 (13.42%) Active Directory
3 155 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 147 (2.97%) Virtual Machines
5 118 (2.38%) Hyper-V
6 50 (1.01%) XenApp
7 28 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
8 26 (0.52%) HDFS
9 24 (0.48%) vSphere
9 24 (0.48%) XenDesktop
10 22 (0.44%) Apache Flume
11 18 (0.36%) vCloud
11 18 (0.36%) VMware NSX
12 15 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
13 12 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
13 12 (0.24%) Shibboleth
14 11 (0.22%) Xen
15 9 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 7 (0.14%) VirtualBox
16 7 (0.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 780 (15.74%) Kubernetes
2 535 (10.79%) Ansible
3 506 (10.21%) Terraform
4 335 (6.76%) Opscode Chef
5 315 (6.35%) Puppet
6 185 (3.73%) SCCM
7 85 (1.71%) Microsoft Intune
8 57 (1.15%) Single Sign-On
9 56 (1.13%) SCOM
10 36 (0.73%) Kibana
11 33 (0.67%) Prometheus
12 24 (0.48%) Consul
12 24 (0.48%) Salt
13 23 (0.46%) Packer
13 23 (0.46%) SCOrch
13 23 (0.46%) WSUS
14 22 (0.44%) logstash
15 21 (0.42%) Microsoft Clustering
16 19 (0.38%) Nagios
16 19 (0.38%) Rancher
Vendors
1 1,382 (27.88%) Microsoft
2 445 (8.98%) Google
3 303 (6.11%) VMware
4 260 (5.25%) Oracle
5 134 (2.70%) Cisco
6 119 (2.40%) Splunk
7 116 (2.34%) Citrix
8 92 (1.86%) ServiceNow
9 89 (1.80%) SAP
10 87 (1.76%) Tableau
11 78 (1.57%) Red Hat
12 73 (1.47%) Databricks
13 67 (1.35%) HP
14 61 (1.23%) CheckPoint
15 60 (1.21%) Atlassian
16 58 (1.17%) NetApp
17 56 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
18 49 (0.99%) Dell
19 43 (0.87%) F5
20 42 (0.85%) Talend