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 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 83 200
Rank change year-on-year +32 +117  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 921 658 260
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.45% 3.04% 1.11%
As % of the Cloud Services category 28.73% 25.17% 14.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 614 468 165
Median daily rate £500 £473 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.82% +11.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -2.77% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 10
Median hourly rate - £43.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +24.28%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% -  

Microsoft Azure is in the cloud computing skills category. The next 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.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 3206 2614 1735
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 15.50% 12.08% 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2293 1941 1192
Median daily rate £500 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £330 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £615 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 26 26
Median hourly rate £22.62 £21.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.71% -40.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.66 £17.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £126.50 £43.60 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.14 £26.75
% change year-on-year +79.64% -39.65%  

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing Microsoft Azure as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

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 3 months to 23 June 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
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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +21 128 £500 +8.10% 51
Croydon -3 9 £488 +47.72% 1
Canary Wharf +8 8 £400 -20.00%
Kingston Upon Thames -1 7 £850 +88.88% 3
Hayes +8 6 £600 +26.31%
West End of London +12 3 £369 -26.25% 1
Enfield +2 3 - - 1
Westminster +3 2 £575 +30.68% 1
Hammersmith -5 2 £634 - 1
Brentford - 2 £385 - 3
Bromley +4 1 - -
Hounslow +4 1 - -
Uxbridge -4 1 - -
Moorgate - 1 - -
Stockley Park - 1 - -
Twickenham - 1 £363 -
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 762 (41.78%) Amazon AWS
2 680 (37.28%) Microsoft
3 662 (36.29%) Agile Software Development
4 465 (25.49%) .NET
5 460 (25.22%) Windows
6 427 (23.41%) DevOps
7 388 (21.27%) SQL Server
8 381 (20.89%) C#
9 369 (20.23%) SQL
10 331 (18.15%) Finance
11 303 (16.61%) Active Directory
12 302 (16.56%) TDD
13 299 (16.39%) Office 365
14 270 (14.80%) PowerShell
15 255 (13.98%) Linux
16 253 (13.87%) JavaScript
17 238 (13.05%) Continuous Integration
18 236 (12.94%) Migration
19 226 (12.39%) Java
20 220 (12.06%) MVC
21 206 (11.29%) Scrum
22 204 (11.18%) Git (software)
23 203 (11.13%) Business Intelligence
24 197 (10.80%) ASP.NET
25 193 (10.58%) AngularJS
26 190 (10.42%) PaaS
27 189 (10.36%) IaaS
28 183 (10.03%) Opscode Chef
29 182 (9.98%) Windows Server
30 181 (9.92%) Web Services

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
1 168 (9.21%) SharePoint
2 90 (4.93%) Elasticsearch
3 84 (4.61%) Skype for Business
4 79 (4.33%) IIS
5 71 (3.89%) MS Exchange
6 66 (3.62%) OpenStack
7 56 (3.07%) Cloud Foundry
7 56 (3.07%) Confluence
8 54 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2013
9 47 (2.58%) BizTalk Server
9 47 (2.58%) Tomcat
10 39 (2.14%) WebSphere
11 38 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
12 34 (1.86%) CMS
13 32 (1.75%) WebLogic
14 31 (1.70%) Apache Spark
15 28 (1.54%) Apache
15 28 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
16 19 (1.04%) nginx
17 18 (0.99%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 49 (2.69%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (0.77%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.33%) HipChat
5 5 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.22%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.16%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.055%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.055%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 1 (0.055%) Weka
Business Applications
1 73 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 35 (1.92%) Dynamics AX
3 15 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 11 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (0.33%) Oracle iRecruitment
6 5 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
7 4 (0.22%) Eloqua
8 3 (0.16%) iTrent
9 2 (0.11%) Magento
9 2 (0.11%) SAP CRM
10 1 (0.055%) Oracle Applications
10 1 (0.055%) Oracle Payables
10 1 (0.055%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 1 (0.055%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 762 (41.78%) Amazon AWS
2 299 (16.39%) Office 365
3 190 (10.42%) PaaS
4 189 (10.36%) IaaS
5 140 (7.68%) Azure Active Directory
6 67 (3.67%) GitHub
7 53 (2.91%) SaaS
8 42 (2.30%) Amazon EC2
9 36 (1.97%) AWS CloudFormation
9 36 (1.97%) Cloud Computing
10 34 (1.86%) Google Cloud Platform
11 31 (1.70%) OpenShift
12 28 (1.54%) Azure Data Factory
12 28 (1.54%) OneDrive
13 25 (1.37%) IBM Cloud
14 23 (1.26%) Dynamics 365
15 22 (1.21%) Yammer
16 16 (0.88%) Bluemix
17 15 (0.82%) Amazon S3
18 10 (0.55%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 136 (7.46%) Firewall
2 85 (4.66%) DNS
3 76 (4.17%) VPN
4 70 (3.84%) HTTP
5 67 (3.67%) WAN
6 62 (3.40%) Skype
7 56 (3.07%) Network Security
8 54 (2.96%) LAN
8 54 (2.96%) SAN
9 40 (2.19%) TCP/IP
10 33 (1.81%) MPLS
11 30 (1.64%) SSL
12 28 (1.54%) DHCP
13 26 (1.43%) VLAN
14 23 (1.26%) Wi-Fi
15 21 (1.15%) IPsec
16 20 (1.10%) Wireless
17 19 (1.04%) Cisco ASA
18 18 (0.99%) Internet
19 17 (0.93%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 388 (21.27%) SQL Server
2 175 (9.59%) NoSQL
3 109 (5.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 106 (5.81%) Data Warehouse
5 95 (5.21%) Azure SQL Database
6 89 (4.88%) Power BI
7 84 (4.61%) MongoDB
8 73 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
9 68 (3.73%) MySQL
10 67 (3.67%) Hadoop
11 65 (3.56%) Big Data
12 64 (3.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 58 (3.18%) PostgreSQL
14 56 (3.07%) SQL Server 2008
15 55 (3.02%) Relational Database
16 49 (2.69%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 44 (2.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 41 (2.25%) Redis
19 39 (2.14%) Data Lake
20 30 (1.64%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 204 (11.18%) Git (software)
2 176 (9.65%) Jenkins
3 165 (9.05%) Team Foundation Server
4 115 (6.30%) JIRA
5 103 (5.65%) TeamCity
6 85 (4.66%) Octopus Deploy
7 82 (4.50%) Visual Studio
8 53 (2.91%) Selenium
9 46 (2.52%) NUnit
10 34 (1.86%) Maven
11 32 (1.75%) Subversion
12 30 (1.64%) Bitbucket
12 30 (1.64%) MSTest
13 28 (1.54%) Cucumber
14 26 (1.43%) SpecFlow
15 20 (1.10%) Sonatype Nexus
16 18 (0.99%) gulp
16 18 (0.99%) MSBuild
17 17 (0.93%) Artifactory
17 17 (0.93%) Jasmine
General
1 331 (18.15%) Finance
2 116 (6.36%) Banking
3 105 (5.76%) Retail
4 44 (2.41%) Marketing
5 36 (1.97%) Telecoms
6 34 (1.86%) Legal
7 25 (1.37%) Advertising
8 24 (1.32%) Investment Banking
9 19 (1.04%) Law
10 16 (0.88%) Financial Institution
10 16 (0.88%) Manufacturing
11 15 (0.82%) Electronics
12 12 (0.66%) Military
13 10 (0.55%) Front Office
14 9 (0.49%) Retail Banking
15 7 (0.38%) Back Office
16 5 (0.27%) Games
16 5 (0.27%) Publishing
17 3 (0.16%) Billing
17 3 (0.16%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 525 (28.78%) Developer
2 354 (19.41%) Architect
3 202 (11.07%) DevOps Engineer
4 175 (9.59%) .NET Developer
5 159 (8.72%) Consultant
6 155 (8.50%) Azure Engineer
7 131 (7.18%) C# Developer
8 130 (7.13%) Cloud Architect
9 109 (5.98%) Azure Architect
10 106 (5.81%) Azure Developer
11 103 (5.65%) Cloud Engineer
12 90 (4.93%) Solutions Architect
13 80 (4.39%) Azure DevOps
14 73 (4.00%) C# .NET Developer
15 70 (3.84%) Azure Consultant
16 68 (3.73%) Azure DevOps Engineer
17 65 (3.56%) Java Developer
18 64 (3.51%) Technical Architect
19 62 (3.40%) Senior Developer
20 58 (3.18%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 465 (25.49%) .NET
2 197 (10.80%) ASP.NET
3 193 (10.58%) AngularJS
4 181 (9.92%) Web Services
5 178 (9.76%) HTML
6 156 (8.55%) CSS
7 150 (8.22%) ASP.NET Web API
8 128 (7.02%) ASP.NET MVC
9 95 (5.21%) Node.js
10 93 (5.10%) REST
11 86 (4.71%) RESTful
12 83 (4.55%) HTML5
13 69 (3.78%) XML
14 67 (3.67%) jQuery
14 67 (3.67%) WCF
15 59 (3.23%) React
16 52 (2.85%) JSON
17 51 (2.80%) .NET Framework
18 50 (2.74%) Spring
19 47 (2.58%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 166 (9.10%) Analytical Skills
2 99 (5.43%) Data Centre
3 90 (4.93%) Public Cloud
4 85 (4.66%) Greenfield Project
5 58 (3.18%) Private Cloud
6 53 (2.91%) Hybrid Cloud
7 50 (2.74%) User Experience
8 45 (2.47%) Cloud Native
9 40 (2.19%) Computer Science
10 33 (1.81%) Mobile App
11 32 (1.75%) Management Information System
12 26 (1.43%) Clustering
13 25 (1.37%) Fintech
13 25 (1.37%) Replication
14 22 (1.21%) Blog
15 20 (1.10%) Virtual Team
16 18 (0.99%) Algorithms
16 18 (0.99%) Blackberry
17 14 (0.77%) Mobile Banking
17 14 (0.77%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 460 (25.22%) Windows
2 255 (13.98%) Linux
3 182 (9.98%) Windows Server
4 106 (5.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 78 (4.28%) Unix
5 78 (4.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 51 (2.80%) Windows 10
7 41 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 37 (2.03%) Windows Server 2003
9 35 (1.92%) Ubuntu
10 28 (1.54%) Android
11 22 (1.21%) Apple iOS
11 22 (1.21%) Windows 7
12 13 (0.71%) CentOS
13 9 (0.49%) Windows XP
14 8 (0.44%) Solaris
14 8 (0.44%) VMS
15 7 (0.38%) Mac OS X
16 6 (0.33%) SUSE
16 6 (0.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 662 (36.29%) Agile Software Development
2 427 (23.41%) DevOps
3 302 (16.56%) TDD
4 238 (13.05%) Continuous Integration
5 236 (12.94%) Migration
6 220 (12.06%) MVC
7 206 (11.29%) Scrum
8 203 (11.13%) Business Intelligence
9 177 (9.70%) Microservices
10 138 (7.57%) BDD
11 110 (6.03%) Analytics
11 110 (6.03%) SOA
12 107 (5.87%) E-Commerce
13 104 (5.70%) Configuration Management
13 104 (5.70%) Test Automation
14 96 (5.26%) ITIL
15 89 (4.88%) TOGAF
16 86 (4.71%) Software Engineering
16 86 (4.71%) Stakeholder Management
17 83 (4.55%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 381 (20.89%) C#
2 369 (20.23%) SQL
3 270 (14.80%) PowerShell
4 253 (13.87%) JavaScript
5 226 (12.39%) Java
6 159 (8.72%) Python
7 96 (5.26%) Ruby
8 83 (4.55%) T-SQL
9 53 (2.91%) Perl
10 50 (2.74%) Scala
11 44 (2.41%) Bash Shell
12 35 (1.92%) PHP
13 34 (1.86%) Go
14 25 (1.37%) TypeScript
15 19 (1.04%) C
16 18 (0.99%) C++
17 17 (0.93%) VB
18 14 (0.77%) VBScript
19 13 (0.71%) R
20 10 (0.55%) XPath
Qualifications
1 90 (4.93%) Security Cleared
2 75 (4.11%) SC Cleared
3 71 (3.89%) Degree
4 64 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 49 (2.69%) MCSE
6 48 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
7 31 (1.70%) CCIE
8 20 (1.10%) MCITP
9 19 (1.04%) CISSP
9 19 (1.04%) JNCIE
10 18 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 17 (0.93%) CISM
12 16 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
13 14 (0.77%) CCNA
14 13 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
14 13 (0.71%) MCSA
15 9 (0.49%) CCNP
15 9 (0.49%) CISA
16 8 (0.44%) MCP
16 8 (0.44%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (3.51%) QA
2 25 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (1.10%) PCI DSS
4 13 (0.71%) SLA
5 11 (0.60%) COBIT
6 8 (0.44%) FedRAMP
6 8 (0.44%) WCAG
7 7 (0.38%) GDPR
8 6 (0.33%) PMO
9 4 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
9 4 (0.22%) GCP
10 3 (0.16%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
11 2 (0.11%) EMIR
11 2 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
11 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.11%) MiFID
12 1 (0.055%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.055%) HL7
12 1 (0.055%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 303 (16.61%) Active Directory
2 158 (8.66%) Docker
3 75 (4.11%) Hyper-V
4 73 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 44 (2.41%) Virtual Machines
6 20 (1.10%) vSphere
7 19 (1.04%) XenApp
8 12 (0.66%) vCloud
8 12 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
10 9 (0.49%) LXC
11 8 (0.44%) Apache Flume
11 8 (0.44%) Gluster
12 6 (0.33%) BitLocker
12 6 (0.33%) GPFS
12 6 (0.33%) HDFS
12 6 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (0.33%) Xen
12 6 (0.33%) XenDesktop
13 5 (0.27%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 183 (10.03%) Opscode Chef
2 178 (9.76%) Ansible
3 140 (7.68%) Puppet
4 66 (3.62%) SCCM
5 57 (3.13%) Kubernetes
6 55 (3.02%) SCOM
7 47 (2.58%) Terraform
8 33 (1.81%) Microsoft Intune
9 29 (1.59%) Kibana
10 28 (1.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 19 (1.04%) ZABBIX
12 18 (0.99%) Consul
13 17 (0.93%) Microsoft Clustering
14 16 (0.88%) logstash
15 15 (0.82%) Salt
16 12 (0.66%) FortiGate
16 12 (0.66%) Mesos
16 12 (0.66%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 12 (0.66%) Rancher
16 12 (0.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 680 (37.28%) Microsoft
2 152 (8.33%) VMware
3 111 (6.09%) Oracle
4 82 (4.50%) Cisco
5 74 (4.06%) Google
6 72 (3.95%) Splunk
7 56 (3.07%) Citrix
8 54 (2.96%) SAP
9 50 (2.74%) Red Hat
10 45 (2.47%) HP
11 35 (1.92%) ServiceNow
12 34 (1.86%) Atlassian
13 32 (1.75%) CheckPoint
14 27 (1.48%) AppDynamics
14 27 (1.48%) Juniper
14 27 (1.48%) New Relic
15 25 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
16 24 (1.32%) IBM
16 24 (1.32%) Palo Alto
17 19 (1.04%) Xamarin
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