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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 93 214
Rank change year-on-year +47 +121  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 921 544 214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.71% 2.42% 1.01%
As % of the Cloud Services category 30.69% 25.53% 15.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 661 395 155
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 2
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £57.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year -74.34% +125.49%  

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 3001 2131 1367
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 15.34% 9.49% 6.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2229 1574 918
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 25 27
Median hourly rate £21.92 £26.13 £27.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.10% -4.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.28 £15.60 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 £41.70 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.05% -13.35%  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 +32 137 £475 +2.70% 66
Croydon +6 7 £550 +57.14%
Canary Wharf -1 3 £560 +9.26%
Docklands, London -2 3 £560 +6.66%
Enfield - 3 - -
Uxbridge +7 2 - -
Greenwich - 2 £425 -
Stockley Park - 2 - -
Bromley - 2 £650 -
Hounslow - 2 - -
Westminster +3 1 - -
West End of London +1 1 £425 -15.00% 3
Southwark - 1 £200 -
Heathrow - 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £410 - 2
Twickenham - 1 £425 - 2
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 734 (40.51%) Amazon AWS
2 733 (40.45%) Microsoft
3 607 (33.50%) Agile Software Development
4 501 (27.65%) Windows
5 467 (25.77%) DevOps
6 461 (25.44%) .NET
7 456 (25.17%) SQL Server
8 379 (20.92%) C#
9 350 (19.32%) SQL
10 330 (18.21%) Office 365
11 309 (17.05%) Active Directory
12 304 (16.78%) Finance
13 291 (16.06%) PowerShell
14 265 (14.62%) Migration
15 251 (13.85%) Linux
16 249 (13.74%) TDD
17 235 (12.97%) JavaScript
18 232 (12.80%) Continuous Integration
19 230 (12.69%) IaaS
20 223 (12.31%) Git (software)
21 211 (11.64%) Java
22 202 (11.15%) MS Excel
23 200 (11.04%) Scrum
24 198 (10.93%) SharePoint
24 198 (10.93%) Jenkins
25 196 (10.82%) VMware
26 192 (10.60%) PaaS
26 192 (10.60%) Windows Server
27 187 (10.32%) Business Intelligence
27 187 (10.32%) ASP.NET

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
1 198 (10.93%) SharePoint
2 103 (5.68%) Skype for Business
3 101 (5.57%) IIS
4 100 (5.52%) Elasticsearch
5 62 (3.42%) BizTalk Server
5 62 (3.42%) Confluence
6 61 (3.37%) OpenStack
7 59 (3.26%) MS Exchange
8 39 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2013
9 38 (2.10%) Cloud Foundry
10 35 (1.93%) Apache
11 33 (1.82%) Apache Spark
12 31 (1.71%) Tomcat
13 29 (1.60%) nginx
14 25 (1.38%) Apache Solr
15 24 (1.32%) WebSphere
16 22 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2007
16 22 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2010
17 19 (1.05%) WebLogic
18 16 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 202 (11.15%) MS Excel
2 50 (2.76%) MS Office
3 7 (0.39%) MS Project
4 5 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.22%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.11%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.11%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.055%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.055%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 99 (5.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 46 (2.54%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 9 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
5 7 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
6 6 (0.33%) Oracle iRecruitment
6 6 (0.33%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.17%) SAP HCM
7 3 (0.17%) Workday HCM
8 2 (0.11%) Magento
8 2 (0.11%) Markit EDM
9 1 (0.055%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.055%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.055%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.055%) SAP HR
9 1 (0.055%) SDL Web 8
9 1 (0.055%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 734 (40.51%) Amazon AWS
2 330 (18.21%) Office 365
3 230 (12.69%) IaaS
4 192 (10.60%) PaaS
5 123 (6.79%) Azure Active Directory
6 74 (4.08%) GitHub
6 74 (4.08%) SaaS
7 50 (2.76%) Amazon EC2
8 42 (2.32%) Yammer
9 36 (1.99%) AWS CloudFormation
10 33 (1.82%) Google Cloud Platform
11 28 (1.55%) OneDrive
12 25 (1.38%) IBM Cloud
13 24 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
14 21 (1.16%) Amazon S3
15 20 (1.10%) OpenShift
16 16 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 13 (0.72%) Bluemix
18 12 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 12 (0.66%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 123 (6.79%) Firewall
2 106 (5.85%) VPN
3 105 (5.79%) DNS
4 79 (4.36%) HTTP
5 72 (3.97%) WAN
6 65 (3.59%) Skype
7 61 (3.37%) SAN
8 57 (3.15%) LAN
9 55 (3.04%) Network Security
10 48 (2.65%) TCP/IP
11 38 (2.10%) DHCP
12 37 (2.04%) SSL
13 31 (1.71%) VLAN
14 30 (1.66%) MPLS
15 28 (1.55%) Wireless
16 23 (1.27%) IPsec
16 23 (1.27%) LDAP
17 21 (1.16%) Kerberos
18 20 (1.10%) Internet
19 16 (0.88%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 456 (25.17%) SQL Server
2 124 (6.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 109 (6.02%) NoSQL
4 93 (5.13%) Azure SQL Database
5 83 (4.58%) Data Warehouse
6 74 (4.08%) Hadoop
7 73 (4.03%) MongoDB
8 68 (3.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 66 (3.64%) Big Data
10 65 (3.59%) SQL Server 2012
11 59 (3.26%) Power BI
12 56 (3.09%) SQL Server 2008
13 47 (2.59%) MySQL
14 42 (2.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 39 (2.15%) Relational Database
16 38 (2.10%) Data Lake
17 37 (2.04%) Redis
18 36 (1.99%) SQL Server 2014
19 27 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
20 26 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 223 (12.31%) Git (software)
2 198 (10.93%) Jenkins
3 164 (9.05%) Team Foundation Server
4 125 (6.90%) JIRA
5 84 (4.64%) TeamCity
6 75 (4.14%) Octopus Deploy
7 70 (3.86%) Visual Studio
8 41 (2.26%) Subversion
9 39 (2.15%) Selenium
10 31 (1.71%) Cucumber
11 30 (1.66%) SpecFlow
12 28 (1.55%) NUnit
13 27 (1.49%) Vagrant
14 20 (1.10%) MSTest
14 20 (1.10%) Sonatype Nexus
15 19 (1.05%) JUnit
15 19 (1.05%) Maven
16 18 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 17 (0.94%) CasperJS
17 17 (0.94%) PhantomJS
General
1 304 (16.78%) Finance
2 122 (6.73%) Retail
3 86 (4.75%) Banking
4 42 (2.32%) Advertising
4 42 (2.32%) Legal
5 32 (1.77%) Marketing
5 32 (1.77%) Telecoms
6 17 (0.94%) Law
7 14 (0.77%) Manufacturing
8 13 (0.72%) Electronics
9 12 (0.66%) Investment Banking
10 10 (0.55%) Retail Banking
11 9 (0.50%) Financial Institution
11 9 (0.50%) Games
12 7 (0.39%) Military
13 5 (0.28%) Front Office
13 5 (0.28%) Publishing
14 3 (0.17%) Automotive
15 2 (0.11%) Billing
15 2 (0.11%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 440 (24.28%) Developer
2 428 (23.62%) Architect
3 208 (11.48%) DevOps Engineer
4 170 (9.38%) Consultant
5 166 (9.16%) Azure Engineer
6 153 (8.44%) Azure Architect
7 136 (7.51%) .NET Developer
8 135 (7.45%) Cloud Architect
9 116 (6.40%) C# Developer
10 109 (6.02%) Solutions Architect
11 102 (5.63%) Azure Developer
11 102 (5.63%) Azure DevOps
12 89 (4.91%) Cloud Engineer
13 79 (4.36%) Azure Consultant
14 71 (3.92%) C# .NET Developer
15 67 (3.70%) Senior Developer
16 66 (3.64%) Technical Architect
17 65 (3.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 59 (3.26%) Infrastructure Architect
19 56 (3.09%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 461 (25.44%) .NET
2 187 (10.32%) ASP.NET
3 183 (10.10%) Web Services
4 176 (9.71%) HTML
5 162 (8.94%) AngularJS
6 144 (7.95%) ASP.NET Web API
7 127 (7.01%) CSS
8 103 (5.68%) ASP.NET MVC
9 93 (5.13%) REST
10 80 (4.42%) Node.js
11 79 (4.36%) XML
12 76 (4.19%) JSON
13 75 (4.14%) HTML5
14 70 (3.86%) WCF
15 62 (3.42%) jQuery
15 62 (3.42%) SOAP
16 57 (3.15%) React
17 56 (3.09%) Elastic Stack
18 54 (2.98%) RESTful
18 54 (2.98%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 158 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
2 105 (5.79%) Data Centre
2 105 (5.79%) Public Cloud
3 54 (2.98%) Hybrid Cloud
4 43 (2.37%) Mobile App
5 35 (1.93%) Management Information System
5 35 (1.93%) Private Cloud
6 31 (1.71%) PKI
6 31 (1.71%) Replication
7 30 (1.66%) User Experience
8 29 (1.60%) Computer Science
9 25 (1.38%) Fintech
10 23 (1.27%) Cloud Native
11 21 (1.16%) Clustering
12 19 (1.05%) CMDB
13 17 (0.94%) Blog
14 16 (0.88%) Virtual Team
15 12 (0.66%) Algorithms
15 12 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
16 10 (0.55%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 501 (27.65%) Windows
2 251 (13.85%) Linux
3 192 (10.60%) Windows Server
4 106 (5.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 76 (4.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 65 (3.59%) Unix
7 59 (3.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 59 (3.26%) Windows 10
8 39 (2.15%) Ubuntu
9 30 (1.66%) CentOS
10 28 (1.55%) Windows 7
11 25 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
12 24 (1.32%) Android
13 23 (1.27%) Apple iOS
14 12 (0.66%) SUSE
14 12 (0.66%) Windows XP
15 8 (0.44%) VMS
16 6 (0.33%) Mac OS X
16 6 (0.33%) Solaris
17 5 (0.28%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 607 (33.50%) Agile Software Development
2 467 (25.77%) DevOps
3 265 (14.62%) Migration
4 249 (13.74%) TDD
5 232 (12.80%) Continuous Integration
6 200 (11.04%) Scrum
7 187 (10.32%) Business Intelligence
8 176 (9.71%) MVC
9 171 (9.44%) Microservices
10 142 (7.84%) Configuration Management
11 126 (6.95%) BDD
12 121 (6.68%) CRM
13 107 (5.91%) High Availability
14 106 (5.85%) E-Commerce
15 90 (4.97%) Open Source
16 89 (4.91%) TOGAF
17 83 (4.58%) ITIL
18 78 (4.30%) Continuous Delivery
18 78 (4.30%) SOA
18 78 (4.30%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 379 (20.92%) C#
2 350 (19.32%) SQL
3 291 (16.06%) PowerShell
4 235 (12.97%) JavaScript
5 211 (11.64%) Java
6 175 (9.66%) Python
7 97 (5.35%) Ruby
8 83 (4.58%) T-SQL
9 64 (3.53%) Bash Shell
10 54 (2.98%) Perl
11 49 (2.70%) Scala
12 40 (2.21%) C
13 32 (1.77%) PHP
14 30 (1.66%) Go
15 20 (1.10%) Shell Script
15 20 (1.10%) VB
16 19 (1.05%) XPath
17 18 (0.99%) VB.NET
17 18 (0.99%) VBA
18 16 (0.88%) VB6
Qualifications
1 112 (6.18%) Security Cleared
2 92 (5.08%) SC Cleared
3 59 (3.26%) Degree
4 58 (3.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 47 (2.59%) Cisco Certification
6 40 (2.21%) MCSE
7 26 (1.43%) CCIE
8 21 (1.16%) CCNA
9 20 (1.10%) CISSP
10 16 (0.88%) CISM
10 16 (0.88%) MCP
11 15 (0.83%) CCNP
12 14 (0.77%) AWS Certification
13 12 (0.66%) MCITP
14 11 (0.61%) CTC Cleared
15 10 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 9 (0.50%) MCTS
17 8 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
17 8 (0.44%) MCSA
18 7 (0.39%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (3.48%) QA
2 20 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (0.88%) PCI DSS
3 16 (0.88%) SLA
4 9 (0.50%) Dodd-Frank
4 9 (0.50%) EMIR
4 9 (0.50%) MiFID
5 8 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
6 7 (0.39%) COBIT
6 7 (0.39%) GDPR
6 7 (0.39%) PMO
7 6 (0.33%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.28%) FedRAMP
9 4 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.17%) GCP
11 2 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
11 2 (0.11%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.11%) SDET
12 1 (0.055%) HL7
12 1 (0.055%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 309 (17.05%) Active Directory
2 163 (9.00%) Docker
3 116 (6.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 91 (5.02%) Hyper-V
5 54 (2.98%) Virtual Machines
6 20 (1.10%) vSphere
7 17 (0.94%) XenApp
8 14 (0.77%) vCloud
9 8 (0.44%) Gluster
9 8 (0.44%) LXC
9 8 (0.44%) VMware ESX
10 7 (0.39%) BitLocker
11 6 (0.33%) Apache Flume
11 6 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (0.33%) Terminal Services
11 6 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (0.28%) GPFS
13 4 (0.22%) KVM
13 4 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 176 (9.71%) Opscode Chef
2 155 (8.55%) Ansible
3 149 (8.22%) Puppet
4 67 (3.70%) SCCM
5 65 (3.59%) SCOM
6 46 (2.54%) Kibana
7 41 (2.26%) logstash
8 39 (2.15%) Kubernetes
9 35 (1.93%) Terraform
10 26 (1.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 26 (1.43%) Microsoft Intune
11 23 (1.27%) Salt
12 16 (0.88%) Consul
12 16 (0.88%) Grafana
12 16 (0.88%) Microsoft Clustering
12 16 (0.88%) WMI
13 15 (0.83%) ZABBIX
14 12 (0.66%) FortiGate
15 11 (0.61%) Hadoop YARN
15 11 (0.61%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 733 (40.45%) Microsoft
2 196 (10.82%) VMware
3 123 (6.79%) Oracle
4 80 (4.42%) Cisco
5 75 (4.14%) Google
6 68 (3.75%) SAP
7 66 (3.64%) Citrix
8 59 (3.26%) Splunk
9 57 (3.15%) Red Hat
10 42 (2.32%) Atlassian
11 41 (2.26%) HP
12 39 (2.15%) Salesforce.com
13 36 (1.99%) CheckPoint
13 36 (1.99%) ServiceNow
14 34 (1.88%) IBM
15 26 (1.43%) AppDynamics
16 25 (1.38%) New Relic
16 25 (1.38%) Tableau
17 24 (1.32%) Infor
18 21 (1.16%) F5
London
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day + Flexible working
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Flexible Work
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £800 - £1000 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 2 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Infotree Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lewis Paige
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Amicus Recruitment Limited
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Flexi Working (Some WFH)
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Ebury
Rate: £454.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
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Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £355.00 per day
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London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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Icore Tech
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AMS contingency
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People Source Consulting
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