Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 49 98
Rank change year-on-year +28 +49 +135
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 3,453 1,826 1,086
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 7.51% 4.59% 2.50%
As % of the Cloud Services category 32.15% 28.85% 23.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,647 1,280 779
London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £364 £350 £329
90th Percentile £669 £650 £638
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 12
London median hourly rate £35.98 £35.00 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.80% -19.54% +24.29%
10th Percentile £25.00 £32.50 £22.15
90th Percentile £77.50 £37.50 £47.45
England median hourly rate £31.00 £18.96 £41.75
% change year-on-year +63.50% -54.59% +39.17%

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 10,741 6,330 4,576
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 23.37% 15.92% 10.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,851 4,643 3,347
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £325 £319 £306
90th Percentile £663 £638 £625
England median daily rate £483 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +4.89% +2.22% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 48 52
London median hourly rate £26.60 £20.08 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.46% -22.78% -4.26%
10th Percentile £14.06 £11.00 £13.53
90th Percentile £90.75 £127.88 £46.88
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% -11.11%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +34 820 £500 +5.26% 274
West London +25 156 £525 +23.53% 117
South London +14 139 £550 +20.55% 15
East London +20 61 £525 +20.00% 45
North London +13 18 £406 -18.75% 9
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 1,523 (44.11%) Amazon AWS
2 1,395 (40.40%) Agile Software Development
3 949 (27.48%) Microsoft
4 920 (26.64%) DevOps
5 914 (26.47%) .NET
6 879 (25.46%) C#
7 716 (20.74%) SQL
8 686 (19.87%) Finance
9 661 (19.14%) TDD
10 629 (18.22%) SQL Server
11 622 (18.01%) Windows
12 570 (16.51%) JavaScript
13 535 (15.49%) Continuous Integration
14 484 (14.02%) Java
15 482 (13.96%) Docker
16 469 (13.58%) Python
17 434 (12.57%) Linux
18 428 (12.40%) Git (software)
19 413 (11.96%) Scrum
20 400 (11.58%) MVC
21 399 (11.56%) PowerShell
22 392 (11.35%) Office 365
23 389 (11.27%) Active Directory
24 371 (10.74%) ASP.NET
25 369 (10.69%) Microservices
26 365 (10.57%) Ansible
27 361 (10.45%) AngularJS
28 355 (10.28%) Jenkins
29 351 (10.17%) Migration
30 331 (9.59%) PaaS

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
1 161 (4.66%) SharePoint
2 153 (4.43%) OpenStack
3 133 (3.85%) Apache Spark
4 119 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
5 108 (3.13%) Tomcat
6 96 (2.78%) WebSphere
7 86 (2.49%) Apache
8 84 (2.43%) WebLogic
9 71 (2.06%) Skype for Business
10 70 (2.03%) MS Exchange
11 62 (1.80%) CMS
11 62 (1.80%) IIS
12 51 (1.48%) Confluence
12 51 (1.48%) NServiceBus
13 37 (1.07%) Sitecore CMS
14 35 (1.01%) nginx
15 34 (0.98%) Mule
16 31 (0.90%) Apache Pig
16 31 (0.90%) Cloud Foundry
17 26 (0.75%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 64 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (0.67%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.29%) InfoPath
5 6 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 4 (0.12%) Chatbot
8 3 (0.087%) HipChat
8 3 (0.087%) OmniGraffle
8 3 (0.087%) SPSS
9 2 (0.058%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.058%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.058%) Stata
10 1 (0.029%) InVision
10 1 (0.029%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 29 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 27 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
4 13 (0.38%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.12%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.087%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.058%) Concordance
7 2 (0.058%) ION MarketView
7 2 (0.058%) Magento
7 2 (0.058%) Relativity
7 2 (0.058%) SAP ECC
7 2 (0.058%) SAP SRM
7 2 (0.058%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.029%) Distributed Ledger
8 1 (0.029%) LexisNexis TimeMap
8 1 (0.029%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.029%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 1,523 (44.11%) Amazon AWS
2 392 (11.35%) Office 365
3 331 (9.59%) PaaS
4 273 (7.91%) IaaS
5 226 (6.55%) Google Cloud Platform
6 185 (5.36%) Azure Active Directory
7 156 (4.52%) SaaS
8 114 (3.30%) Cloud Computing
9 87 (2.52%) AWS CloudFormation
10 85 (2.46%) GitHub
11 81 (2.35%) Serverless
12 76 (2.20%) Azure Data Factory
13 35 (1.01%) Dynamics 365
13 35 (1.01%) npm
14 33 (0.96%) OneDrive
15 27 (0.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 23 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
16 23 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
16 23 (0.67%) Data Lake Analytics
17 22 (0.64%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 157 (4.55%) Firewall
2 106 (3.07%) DNS
3 95 (2.75%) VPN
4 73 (2.11%) Skype
5 67 (1.94%) HTTP
5 67 (1.94%) WAN
6 60 (1.74%) SAN
7 59 (1.71%) Network Security
8 56 (1.62%) DHCP
9 55 (1.59%) LAN
10 37 (1.07%) Internet
10 37 (1.07%) TCP/IP
11 36 (1.04%) Wireless
12 34 (0.98%) NAS
13 28 (0.81%) SSL
14 27 (0.78%) NetScaler
15 23 (0.67%) iSCSI
16 22 (0.64%) MPLS
17 21 (0.61%) Software-Defined Networking
18 19 (0.55%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 629 (18.22%) SQL Server
2 292 (8.46%) NoSQL
3 231 (6.69%) Big Data
4 190 (5.50%) PostgreSQL
5 188 (5.44%) Data Warehouse
5 188 (5.44%) MySQL
6 178 (5.15%) Power BI
7 177 (5.13%) Hadoop
8 170 (4.92%) MongoDB
9 149 (4.32%) Data Lake
10 138 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 108 (3.13%) Cosmos DB
12 104 (3.01%) Relational Database
12 104 (3.01%) SQL Server 2012
13 96 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 95 (2.75%) SQL Server 2016
15 92 (2.66%) Azure SQL Database
16 91 (2.64%) SQL Server 2014
17 71 (2.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 69 (2.00%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 428 (12.40%) Git (software)
2 355 (10.28%) Jenkins
3 251 (7.27%) TeamCity
4 209 (6.05%) Octopus Deploy
5 188 (5.44%) Visual Studio Team System
6 174 (5.04%) Visual Studio
7 164 (4.75%) Team Foundation Server
8 159 (4.60%) JIRA
9 156 (4.52%) NUnit
10 99 (2.87%) Maven
11 98 (2.84%) MSTest
12 84 (2.43%) Selenium
13 67 (1.94%) Gradle
14 64 (1.85%) Subversion
15 60 (1.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 60 (1.74%) SpecFlow
16 47 (1.36%) webpack
17 41 (1.19%) Travis CI
18 38 (1.10%) Cucumber
19 35 (1.01%) Mercurial
General
1 686 (19.87%) Finance
2 174 (5.04%) Retail
3 168 (4.87%) Banking
4 104 (3.01%) Law
5 70 (2.03%) Legal
6 48 (1.39%) Marketing
7 36 (1.04%) Games
8 35 (1.01%) Advertising
9 27 (0.78%) Front Office
10 24 (0.70%) Telecoms
11 22 (0.64%) Back Office
12 20 (0.58%) Investment Banking
13 18 (0.52%) Retail Banking
14 15 (0.43%) Financial Institution
14 15 (0.43%) Manufacturing
15 12 (0.35%) Billing
16 10 (0.29%) Publishing
17 8 (0.23%) German Language
18 6 (0.17%) Automotive
18 6 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,133 (32.81%) Developer
2 587 (17.00%) Architect
3 423 (12.25%) .NET Developer
4 395 (11.44%) DevOps Engineer
5 285 (8.25%) C# Developer
6 266 (7.70%) Azure Engineer
7 241 (6.98%) Senior Developer
8 235 (6.81%) Consultant
9 188 (5.44%) Azure Developer
10 182 (5.27%) Azure DevOps
11 175 (5.07%) Cloud Architect
12 171 (4.95%) Azure Architect
13 156 (4.52%) Java Developer
14 145 (4.20%) Solutions Architect
15 143 (4.14%) C# .NET Developer
16 139 (4.03%) Azure DevOps Engineer
17 124 (3.59%) Cloud Engineer
18 120 (3.48%) Analyst
19 101 (2.92%) Azure Consultant
19 101 (2.92%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 914 (26.47%) .NET
2 371 (10.74%) ASP.NET
3 361 (10.45%) AngularJS
4 314 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
5 291 (8.43%) HTML
6 283 (8.20%) Web Services
7 267 (7.73%) REST
8 238 (6.89%) CSS
9 231 (6.69%) RESTful
10 230 (6.66%) React
11 223 (6.46%) ASP.NET MVC
12 214 (6.20%) Node.js
13 155 (4.49%) JSON
14 145 (4.20%) HTML5
15 122 (3.53%) .NET Core
15 122 (3.53%) .NET Framework
16 119 (3.45%) WCF
17 112 (3.24%) jQuery
18 84 (2.43%) RabbitMQ
19 75 (2.17%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 245 (7.10%) Greenfield Project
2 171 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
3 146 (4.23%) Public Cloud
4 142 (4.11%) Data Centre
5 133 (3.85%) Fintech
6 111 (3.21%) Private Cloud
7 110 (3.19%) Mobile App
7 110 (3.19%) User Experience
8 82 (2.37%) Computer Science
9 58 (1.68%) Hybrid Cloud
10 50 (1.45%) Management Information System
11 45 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
12 41 (1.19%) Algorithms
13 36 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
14 29 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
14 29 (0.84%) PKI
14 29 (0.84%) Virtual Team
15 24 (0.70%) Bitcoin
16 21 (0.61%) Cloud Native
16 21 (0.61%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 622 (18.01%) Windows
2 434 (12.57%) Linux
3 194 (5.62%) Windows Server
4 86 (2.49%) Windows 10
5 80 (2.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 79 (2.29%) Unix
7 78 (2.26%) Android
8 75 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 74 (2.14%) Apple iOS
10 66 (1.91%) Windows Server 2012
11 60 (1.74%) CentOS
12 43 (1.25%) Ubuntu
13 27 (0.78%) Windows 7
14 21 (0.61%) DC/OS
15 20 (0.58%) Solaris
16 15 (0.43%) Mac OS X
17 12 (0.35%) CoreOS
17 12 (0.35%) Debian
18 11 (0.32%) VMS
18 11 (0.32%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,395 (40.40%) Agile Software Development
2 920 (26.64%) DevOps
3 661 (19.14%) TDD
4 535 (15.49%) Continuous Integration
5 413 (11.96%) Scrum
6 400 (11.58%) MVC
7 369 (10.69%) Microservices
8 351 (10.17%) Migration
9 299 (8.66%) Business Intelligence
10 285 (8.25%) Analytics
11 268 (7.76%) BDD
12 251 (7.27%) E-Commerce
13 229 (6.63%) OO
14 226 (6.55%) Continuous Delivery
15 216 (6.26%) Problem-Solving
15 216 (6.26%) SOA
16 215 (6.23%) Test Automation
17 211 (6.11%) Stakeholder Management
18 201 (5.82%) Open Source
19 168 (4.87%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 879 (25.46%) C#
2 716 (20.74%) SQL
3 570 (16.51%) JavaScript
4 484 (14.02%) Java
5 469 (13.58%) Python
6 399 (11.56%) PowerShell
7 173 (5.01%) T-SQL
8 137 (3.97%) Ruby
9 111 (3.21%) Bash Shell
10 108 (3.13%) Scala
11 85 (2.46%) TypeScript
12 82 (2.37%) Perl
13 73 (2.11%) Java 8
14 65 (1.88%) Go
15 60 (1.74%) R
16 46 (1.33%) C
17 41 (1.19%) PHP
18 36 (1.04%) ES6
18 36 (1.04%) Shell Script
19 33 (0.96%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 258 (7.47%) Security Cleared
2 227 (6.57%) SC Cleared
3 200 (5.79%) Degree
4 59 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 58 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
6 48 (1.39%) CISSP
7 45 (1.30%) CISM
8 35 (1.01%) CCNP
9 33 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
9 33 (0.96%) MCSE
9 33 (0.96%) TOGAF Certification
10 30 (0.87%) CTC Cleared
11 25 (0.72%) CISA
11 25 (0.72%) Master's Degree
12 19 (0.55%) ISTQB
12 19 (0.55%) MCSA
13 18 (0.52%) CCIE
13 18 (0.52%) ISEB
13 18 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 15 (0.43%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (3.39%) QA
2 91 (2.64%) GCP
3 50 (1.45%) PCI DSS
4 41 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 38 (1.10%) GDPR
6 24 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
7 22 (0.64%) SLA
8 17 (0.49%) Data Quality
8 17 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 13 (0.38%) COBIT
10 10 (0.29%) GAAP
11 6 (0.17%) HIPAA
12 5 (0.14%) WCAG
13 4 (0.12%) PMO
14 3 (0.087%) Cyber Essentials
14 3 (0.087%) NIST 800
15 2 (0.058%) HAZOP
15 2 (0.058%) HMG Infosec
15 2 (0.058%) ISO/IEC 19770
15 2 (0.058%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 482 (13.96%) Docker
2 389 (11.27%) Active Directory
3 177 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 72 (2.09%) Hyper-V
5 49 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
6 32 (0.93%) vSphere
7 30 (0.87%) vCloud
7 30 (0.87%) XenApp
8 25 (0.72%) VirtualBox
8 25 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
9 24 (0.70%) VMware NSX
10 23 (0.67%) XenDesktop
11 21 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
12 20 (0.58%) HDFS
13 19 (0.55%) Apache Flume
14 17 (0.49%) NFS
14 17 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
15 12 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
16 10 (0.29%) Xen
17 9 (0.26%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 365 (10.57%) Ansible
2 267 (7.73%) Opscode Chef
3 264 (7.65%) Puppet
4 256 (7.41%) Kubernetes
5 213 (6.17%) Terraform
6 100 (2.90%) SCCM
7 67 (1.94%) Microsoft Intune
8 59 (1.71%) Single Sign-On
9 50 (1.45%) Salt
10 43 (1.25%) Packer
11 39 (1.13%) Docker Swarm
12 27 (0.78%) SCOM
13 23 (0.67%) Consul
13 23 (0.67%) Mesos
14 20 (0.58%) Kibana
15 19 (0.55%) CA Single Sign-On
15 19 (0.55%) Grafana
15 19 (0.55%) Hadoop YARN
16 18 (0.52%) OpenSSO
17 17 (0.49%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 949 (27.48%) Microsoft
2 254 (7.36%) VMware
3 253 (7.33%) Google
4 169 (4.89%) Oracle
5 101 (2.92%) Cisco
6 99 (2.87%) Citrix
7 83 (2.40%) SAP
8 68 (1.97%) Splunk
9 63 (1.82%) Tableau
10 62 (1.80%) Red Hat
11 52 (1.51%) Sitecore
12 39 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
13 38 (1.10%) Atlassian
14 37 (1.07%) IBM
15 34 (0.98%) Alteryx
15 34 (0.98%) New Relic
16 30 (0.87%) CheckPoint
16 30 (0.87%) ServiceNow
17 28 (0.81%) NetApp
18 26 (0.75%) HP