Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 48 142
Rank change year-on-year +17 +94 +118
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 2,911 1,826 769
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 6.20% 4.42% 1.74%
As % of the Cloud Services category 29.94% 29.23% 19.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,264 1,351 603
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +8.88%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £350
90th Percentile £650 £638 £650
England median daily rate £485 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +7.78% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 6
London median hourly rate £27.89 £35.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.33% +40.00% -28.57%
10th Percentile £10.00 £32.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.00 £37.50 £48.13
England median hourly rate £25.50 £15.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +64.52% -55.71% +34.62%

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 9,724 6,248 4,028
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 20.71% 15.12% 9.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,262 4,643 3,008
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £315 £320 £300
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 50 41
London median hourly rate £26.78 £24.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.56% +14.29% -17.65%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.01 £10.50
90th Percentile £96.13 £109.50 £37.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £19.96
% change year-on-year +5.26% -4.80% -11.30%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 22 February 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 +24 683 £500 - 225
West London +39 163 £525 +23.53% 84
South London -2 72 £525 +20.00% 15
East London +6 31 £563 +7.14% 39
North London +8 15 £375 -11.76% 7
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 1,278 (43.90%) Amazon AWS
2 1,133 (38.92%) Agile Software Development
3 865 (29.71%) Microsoft
4 791 (27.17%) DevOps
5 774 (26.59%) .NET
6 703 (24.15%) C#
7 644 (22.12%) Windows
8 585 (20.10%) Finance
9 558 (19.17%) TDD
10 540 (18.55%) SQL
11 491 (16.87%) SQL Server
12 434 (14.91%) PowerShell
13 433 (14.87%) Continuous Integration
14 411 (14.12%) JavaScript
15 406 (13.95%) Java
16 393 (13.50%) Office 365
17 384 (13.19%) Active Directory
18 380 (13.05%) Ansible
19 369 (12.68%) Python
20 351 (12.06%) Linux
21 346 (11.89%) Scrum
22 342 (11.75%) Docker
23 325 (11.16%) Migration
23 325 (11.16%) ASP.NET
24 320 (10.99%) MVC
24 320 (10.99%) Git (software)
25 300 (10.31%) Opscode Chef
26 296 (10.17%) NoSQL
27 280 (9.62%) Microservices
28 275 (9.45%) Jenkins

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
1 181 (6.22%) OpenStack
2 167 (5.74%) SharePoint
3 124 (4.26%) Tomcat
4 110 (3.78%) Elasticsearch
4 110 (3.78%) WebSphere
5 100 (3.44%) WebLogic
6 87 (2.99%) Apache Spark
7 80 (2.75%) Confluence
8 69 (2.37%) MS Exchange
9 66 (2.27%) Apache
10 56 (1.92%) Skype for Business
11 54 (1.86%) IIS
12 47 (1.61%) CMS
13 34 (1.17%) Mule
14 30 (1.03%) Cloud Foundry
15 26 (0.89%) Apache Pig
16 23 (0.79%) NServiceBus
17 22 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
18 19 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
19 18 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 56 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (0.89%) MS Visio
3 24 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (0.38%) InfoPath
5 7 (0.24%) HipChat
6 6 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 5 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (0.17%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.10%) InVision
8 3 (0.10%) SPSS
9 2 (0.069%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.034%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.034%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.034%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.034%) Stata
Business Applications
1 36 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
3 7 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.069%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.034%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.034%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.034%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.034%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1,278 (43.90%) Amazon AWS
2 393 (13.50%) Office 365
3 266 (9.14%) IaaS
4 249 (8.55%) PaaS
5 192 (6.60%) Azure Active Directory
6 171 (5.87%) SaaS
7 145 (4.98%) Google Cloud Platform
8 100 (3.44%) GitHub
9 88 (3.02%) Cloud Computing
10 51 (1.75%) Serverless
11 50 (1.72%) AWS CloudFormation
12 40 (1.37%) Azure Data Factory
13 36 (1.24%) Dynamics 365
14 28 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
15 26 (0.89%) OneDrive
16 20 (0.69%) OpenShift
17 18 (0.62%) IBM Cloud
18 17 (0.58%) Data Lake Analytics
19 15 (0.52%) Bluemix
20 14 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 159 (5.46%) Firewall
2 118 (4.05%) DNS
3 85 (2.92%) VPN
4 78 (2.68%) WAN
5 61 (2.10%) LAN
6 60 (2.06%) Skype
7 57 (1.96%) DHCP
8 56 (1.92%) TCP/IP
9 48 (1.65%) Network Security
9 48 (1.65%) SAN
10 41 (1.41%) Internet
11 35 (1.20%) Wireless
12 29 (1.00%) SSL
13 28 (0.96%) HTTP
14 24 (0.82%) MPLS
15 21 (0.72%) WLAN
16 19 (0.65%) NetScaler
16 19 (0.65%) VLAN
17 18 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
18 15 (0.52%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 491 (16.87%) SQL Server
2 296 (10.17%) NoSQL
3 179 (6.15%) MySQL
4 171 (5.87%) PostgreSQL
5 164 (5.63%) Big Data
6 150 (5.15%) Data Warehouse
7 137 (4.71%) Power BI
8 135 (4.64%) MongoDB
9 129 (4.43%) Hadoop
10 103 (3.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 102 (3.50%) Data Lake
12 97 (3.33%) SQL Server 2016
13 81 (2.78%) Relational Database
14 79 (2.71%) SQL Server 2012
15 75 (2.58%) SQL Server 2014
15 75 (2.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 64 (2.20%) Azure SQL Database
17 52 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 44 (1.51%) Cosmos DB
19 43 (1.48%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 320 (10.99%) Git (software)
2 275 (9.45%) Jenkins
3 272 (9.34%) TeamCity
4 247 (8.49%) Octopus Deploy
5 172 (5.91%) NUnit
6 170 (5.84%) Team Foundation Server
7 132 (4.53%) JIRA
8 119 (4.09%) MSTest
9 118 (4.05%) Visual Studio Team System
10 106 (3.64%) Visual Studio
11 76 (2.61%) Maven
12 57 (1.96%) Selenium
13 56 (1.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 44 (1.51%) Gradle
14 44 (1.51%) SpecFlow
15 40 (1.37%) Jasmine
16 38 (1.31%) webpack
17 36 (1.24%) Bitbucket
18 35 (1.20%) Subversion
19 25 (0.86%) NuGet
General
1 585 (20.10%) Finance
2 170 (5.84%) Retail
3 126 (4.33%) Banking
4 73 (2.51%) Law
5 54 (1.86%) Marketing
6 44 (1.51%) Retail Banking
7 42 (1.44%) Legal
8 40 (1.37%) Telecoms
9 27 (0.93%) Games
10 26 (0.89%) Advertising
11 20 (0.69%) Manufacturing
12 16 (0.55%) Financial Institution
13 15 (0.52%) Billing
14 12 (0.41%) Investment Banking
15 8 (0.27%) Back Office
16 7 (0.24%) Electronics
16 7 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
17 6 (0.21%) Publishing
18 4 (0.14%) Local Government
19 3 (0.10%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 899 (30.88%) Developer
2 495 (17.00%) Architect
3 368 (12.64%) DevOps Engineer
4 321 (11.03%) .NET Developer
5 240 (8.24%) Azure Engineer
6 232 (7.97%) C# Developer
7 218 (7.49%) Consultant
8 185 (6.36%) Senior Developer
9 167 (5.74%) Java Developer
10 161 (5.53%) Cloud Architect
11 155 (5.32%) Azure Architect
12 144 (4.95%) Azure DevOps
13 130 (4.47%) Cloud Engineer
14 122 (4.19%) C# .NET Developer
15 120 (4.12%) Azure Developer
15 120 (4.12%) Azure DevOps Engineer
16 102 (3.50%) Azure Consultant
17 97 (3.33%) Analyst
18 92 (3.16%) Full Stack Developer
19 87 (2.99%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 774 (26.59%) .NET
2 325 (11.16%) ASP.NET
3 256 (8.79%) ASP.NET Web API
4 255 (8.76%) AngularJS
5 211 (7.25%) HTML
6 206 (7.08%) Web Services
7 195 (6.70%) ASP.NET MVC
8 193 (6.63%) React
9 187 (6.42%) CSS
10 176 (6.05%) Node.js
11 166 (5.70%) RESTful
12 159 (5.46%) REST
13 121 (4.16%) .NET Framework
14 106 (3.64%) HTML5
15 80 (2.75%) WCF
16 74 (2.54%) Entity Framework
16 74 (2.54%) jQuery
16 74 (2.54%) JSON
17 60 (2.06%) Sass
18 53 (1.82%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 173 (5.94%) Public Cloud
2 159 (5.46%) Greenfield Project
3 137 (4.71%) Data Centre
4 127 (4.36%) Analytical Skills
5 88 (3.02%) Fintech
6 83 (2.85%) Private Cloud
7 71 (2.44%) Hybrid Cloud
8 70 (2.40%) Computer Science
8 70 (2.40%) User Experience
9 55 (1.89%) Mobile App
10 46 (1.58%) Management Information System
11 37 (1.27%) Algorithms
12 35 (1.20%) Virtual Team
13 33 (1.13%) Blog
13 33 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
14 27 (0.93%) Data Structures
15 26 (0.89%) PKI
16 24 (0.82%) Enterprise Cloud
17 21 (0.72%) FMCG
18 17 (0.58%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 644 (22.12%) Windows
2 351 (12.06%) Linux
3 235 (8.07%) Windows Server
4 95 (3.26%) Windows 10
5 71 (2.44%) Unix
6 70 (2.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 59 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
8 54 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 37 (1.27%) Windows 7
10 36 (1.24%) CentOS
11 27 (0.93%) Android
11 27 (0.93%) Apple iOS
12 19 (0.65%) VMS
13 18 (0.62%) Ubuntu
14 14 (0.48%) Mac OS
14 14 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
15 8 (0.27%) Solaris
16 7 (0.24%) Mac OS X
16 7 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
17 6 (0.21%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,133 (38.92%) Agile Software Development
2 791 (27.17%) DevOps
3 558 (19.17%) TDD
4 433 (14.87%) Continuous Integration
5 346 (11.89%) Scrum
6 325 (11.16%) Migration
7 320 (10.99%) MVC
8 280 (9.62%) Microservices
9 233 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
10 227 (7.80%) BDD
11 213 (7.32%) OO
12 209 (7.18%) Analytics
13 204 (7.01%) E-Commerce
14 186 (6.39%) Continuous Delivery
15 169 (5.81%) Test Automation
16 162 (5.57%) Stakeholder Management
17 158 (5.43%) SOA
18 147 (5.05%) Configuration Management
19 140 (4.81%) Open Source
20 136 (4.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 703 (24.15%) C#
2 540 (18.55%) SQL
3 434 (14.91%) PowerShell
4 411 (14.12%) JavaScript
5 406 (13.95%) Java
6 369 (12.68%) Python
7 122 (4.19%) T-SQL
8 119 (4.09%) Ruby
9 111 (3.81%) Bash Shell
10 93 (3.19%) Scala
11 72 (2.47%) TypeScript
12 53 (1.82%) Perl
13 48 (1.65%) R
14 35 (1.20%) ES6
15 32 (1.10%) C
15 32 (1.10%) Go
15 32 (1.10%) Shell Script
16 29 (1.00%) PHP
17 26 (0.89%) VB.NET
18 16 (0.55%) F#
Qualifications
1 172 (5.91%) Security Cleared
2 153 (5.26%) Degree
3 145 (4.98%) SC Cleared
4 81 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 63 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
6 59 (2.03%) MCSE
7 50 (1.72%) CISSP
8 42 (1.44%) CISM
9 33 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
10 30 (1.03%) CTC Cleared
11 28 (0.96%) CCNP
12 24 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 23 (0.79%) Master's Degree
14 21 (0.72%) CISA
14 21 (0.72%) MCSA
15 20 (0.69%) CCNA
16 19 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
17 16 (0.55%) CCIE
18 15 (0.52%) (ISC)2 CCSP
19 11 (0.38%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (3.16%) QA
2 52 (1.79%) GDPR
3 47 (1.61%) GCP
4 43 (1.48%) PCI DSS
5 41 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 30 (1.03%) Disclosure Scotland
7 23 (0.79%) SLA
8 13 (0.45%) Data Quality
9 10 (0.34%) GAAP
10 7 (0.24%) PMO
11 6 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
12 5 (0.17%) COBIT
12 5 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 4 (0.14%) HIPAA
14 3 (0.10%) NIST 800
14 3 (0.10%) WCAG
15 2 (0.069%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 1 (0.034%) FedRAMP
16 1 (0.034%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 1 (0.034%) MiFID
System Software
1 384 (13.19%) Active Directory
2 342 (11.75%) Docker
3 131 (4.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 59 (2.03%) Hyper-V
5 44 (1.51%) vCloud
6 41 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
7 34 (1.17%) XenApp
8 21 (0.72%) vSphere
9 17 (0.58%) Apache Flume
9 17 (0.58%) BitLocker
10 14 (0.48%) HDFS
10 14 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
10 14 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
11 12 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
11 12 (0.41%) VMware NSX
12 5 (0.17%) Ceph
12 5 (0.17%) XenDesktop
13 4 (0.14%) Terminal Services
13 4 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
14 3 (0.10%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 380 (13.05%) Ansible
2 300 (10.31%) Opscode Chef
3 254 (8.73%) Puppet
4 161 (5.53%) Terraform
5 132 (4.53%) Kubernetes
6 108 (3.71%) SCCM
7 61 (2.10%) Microsoft Intune
8 53 (1.82%) SCOM
9 31 (1.06%) Single Sign-On
10 22 (0.76%) Packer
11 20 (0.69%) Mesos
11 20 (0.69%) Salt
12 19 (0.65%) Nagios
13 18 (0.62%) Consul
13 18 (0.62%) Rancher
14 17 (0.58%) Hadoop YARN
15 15 (0.52%) Grafana
16 13 (0.45%) Docker Swarm
17 12 (0.41%) AirWatch
17 12 (0.41%) Kibana
Vendors
1 865 (29.71%) Microsoft
2 206 (7.08%) VMware
3 193 (6.63%) Google
4 171 (5.87%) Oracle
5 102 (3.50%) Cisco
6 97 (3.33%) Citrix
7 59 (2.03%) SAP
8 55 (1.89%) Atlassian
8 55 (1.89%) Tableau
9 52 (1.79%) Red Hat
10 41 (1.41%) CheckPoint
10 41 (1.41%) Splunk
11 33 (1.13%) HP
12 32 (1.10%) ServiceNow
13 31 (1.06%) Sitecore
14 27 (0.93%) Qualys
14 27 (0.93%) Veeam
15 26 (0.89%) Alteryx
15 26 (0.89%) SolarWinds
16 24 (0.82%) Salesforce.com