Period
to 11 August 2020

The median contractor rate for an Azure Developer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 11 August 2020.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Developer
UK > England
6 months to
11 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 311 406 520
Rank change year-on-year +95 +114 +140
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Developer 225 454 383
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.73% 0.55% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.58% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 380 329
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £400 £363 £356
90th Percentile £620 £580 £600
UK median daily rate £483 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +1.58% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £60.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.67% - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £60.00 -
% change year-on-year -41.67% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 28,733 78,151 89,503
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.26% 94.31% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,193 51,897 59,238
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £263 £269 £275
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,154 2,575 2,850
Median hourly rate £27.28 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.40% +6.95% +1.08%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £51.75 £52.80 £48.75
Median hourly rate £26.61 £19.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +36.44% +8.33% -3.74%

Azure Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Azure Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Azure Developer in England

Azure Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Azure Developer in England.

Daily rate trend for Azure Developer in England

Azure Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure Developer in England over the 6 months to 11 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Azure Developer in England

Azure Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Azure Developer in England.

Hourly rate trend for Azure Developer in England

Azure Developer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Azure Developer within the England region over the 6 months to 11 August 2020. 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
London +139 153 £498 -0.50% 16
South East +110 28 £456 -4.11% 10
North of England +113 21 £400 -11.11% 8
Yorkshire +70 13 £369 +5.36% 1
Midlands +48 13 £513 +13.89% 12
West Midlands +33 13 £513 +13.89% 9
North West +71 8 £500 +5.26% 7
South West +64 6 £450 - 4
East of England +77 4 £475 +11.76% 4
Azure Developer
UK

Azure Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 August 2020, Azure Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region featuring Azure Developer in the job title.

1 225 (100.00%) Azure
2 127 (56.44%) .NET
3 108 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
4 103 (45.78%) C#
5 82 (36.44%) Microsoft
6 81 (36.00%) DevOps
7 75 (33.33%) SQL
8 57 (25.33%) SQL Server
9 50 (22.22%) TDD
9 50 (22.22%) ASP.NET
10 49 (21.78%) JavaScript
10 49 (21.78%) HTML
10 49 (21.78%) ASP.NET Web API
10 49 (21.78%) Microservices
11 46 (20.44%) Scrum
12 44 (19.56%) Docker
13 43 (19.11%) Git (software)
14 40 (17.78%) HTML5
15 39 (17.33%) React
16 37 (16.44%) Databricks
17 36 (16.00%) ASP.NET Core
17 36 (16.00%) Logic Apps
18 32 (14.22%) SOLID
19 31 (13.78%) Business Intelligence
19 31 (13.78%) RESTful
19 31 (13.78%) .NET Core
20 30 (13.33%) SOA
21 29 (12.89%) OO
21 29 (12.89%) Test Automation
21 29 (12.89%) Serverless

Azure Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 3 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (0.89%) Apache Spark
2 2 (0.89%) ArcGIS
2 2 (0.89%) NServiceBus
2 2 (0.89%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (0.44%) Confluence
3 1 (0.44%) IIS
3 1 (0.44%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.44%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.44%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.44%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (4.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.89%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.89%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.44%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 225 (100.00%) Azure
2 36 (16.00%) Logic Apps
3 29 (12.89%) Serverless
4 27 (12.00%) AWS
4 27 (12.00%) Azure Data Factory
5 24 (10.67%) Azure Functions
6 20 (8.89%) Power Platform
7 19 (8.44%) PaaS
8 13 (5.78%) AWS Lambda
9 10 (4.44%) Dynamics 365
10 8 (3.56%) Azure Active Directory
11 7 (3.11%) IaaS
11 7 (3.11%) SaaS
12 6 (2.67%) Azure Stack
12 6 (2.67%) GCP
13 4 (1.78%) Slack
14 2 (0.89%) GitHub
14 2 (0.89%) Office 365
14 2 (0.89%) Power Automate
14 2 (0.89%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.78%) Skype
2 3 (1.33%) HTTP
3 2 (0.89%) DNS
4 1 (0.44%) DMZ
4 1 (0.44%) Firewall
4 1 (0.44%) Network Security
4 1 (0.44%) SSL
4 1 (0.44%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (25.33%) SQL Server
2 28 (12.44%) Azure SQL Database
3 25 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
4 23 (10.22%) Big Data
4 23 (10.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 20 (8.89%) Cosmos DB
5 20 (8.89%) Data Lake
5 20 (8.89%) Power BI
6 10 (4.44%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 10 (4.44%) Spotfire
7 9 (4.00%) MySQL
8 8 (3.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (3.11%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (2.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 6 (2.67%) Redis
11 5 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (1.78%) MongoDB
13 3 (1.33%) SQL Server 2016
14 2 (0.89%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 43 (19.11%) Git (software)
2 19 (8.44%) Jenkins
3 8 (3.56%) JIRA
4 6 (2.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (2.22%) Octopus Deploy
5 5 (2.22%) Selenium
5 5 (2.22%) Visual Studio
5 5 (2.22%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (1.78%) Mockito
6 4 (1.78%) SpecFlow
6 4 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (1.78%) TeamCity
7 3 (1.33%) NUnit
8 2 (0.89%) Jasmine
8 2 (0.89%) MSTest
8 2 (0.89%) Postman
8 2 (0.89%) Visual Studio Code
9 1 (0.44%) Babel
9 1 (0.44%) gulp
9 1 (0.44%) webpack
General
1 27 (12.00%) Finance
2 22 (9.78%) Banking
3 12 (5.33%) Marketing
4 10 (4.44%) Public Sector
5 4 (1.78%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.78%) Law
6 2 (0.89%) Back Office
6 2 (0.89%) Retail
7 1 (0.44%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.44%) Front Office
7 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.44%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (56.44%) .NET
2 50 (22.22%) ASP.NET
3 49 (21.78%) ASP.NET Web API
3 49 (21.78%) HTML
4 40 (17.78%) HTML5
5 39 (17.33%) React
6 36 (16.00%) ASP.NET Core
7 31 (13.78%) .NET Core
7 31 (13.78%) RESTful
8 19 (8.44%) AngularJS
9 16 (7.11%) .NET Framework
9 16 (7.11%) Kafka
10 11 (4.89%) ASP.NET MVC
10 11 (4.89%) REST
10 11 (4.89%) Velocity
11 10 (4.44%) CSS
11 10 (4.44%) Entity Framework
11 10 (4.44%) Node.js
12 6 (2.67%) SAML
12 6 (2.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 26 (11.56%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.89%) Greenfield Project
3 10 (4.44%) User Experience
4 8 (3.56%) Cloud Native
5 6 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (2.67%) Replication
6 4 (1.78%) PKI
7 3 (1.33%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.33%) Hedge funds
7 3 (1.33%) NHS
7 3 (1.33%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.89%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.89%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.44%) Derivative
9 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.44%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.44%) FMCG
9 1 (0.44%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.44%) Video\Live Streaming
9 1 (0.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (6.22%) Windows
2 5 (2.22%) Linux
2 5 (2.22%) Unix
2 5 (2.22%) Windows Server
3 2 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (0.89%) Windows Server 2016
4 1 (0.44%) Android
4 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.44%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (36.00%) DevOps
3 50 (22.22%) TDD
4 49 (21.78%) Microservices
5 46 (20.44%) Scrum
6 32 (14.22%) SOLID
7 31 (13.78%) Business Intelligence
8 30 (13.33%) SOA
9 29 (12.89%) OO
9 29 (12.89%) Test Automation
10 26 (11.56%) Kanban
11 25 (11.11%) MVC
12 20 (8.89%) Problem-Solving
13 18 (8.00%) Analytics
13 18 (8.00%) Project Delivery
14 17 (7.56%) Data Modelling
15 16 (7.11%) Data Architecture
15 16 (7.11%) ETL
16 15 (6.67%) Computer Science
16 15 (6.67%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 103 (45.78%) C#
2 75 (33.33%) SQL
3 49 (21.78%) JavaScript
4 27 (12.00%) Java
5 24 (10.67%) Python
6 16 (7.11%) PowerShell
7 15 (6.67%) T-SQL
8 11 (4.89%) VBA
9 10 (4.44%) Java 8
9 10 (4.44%) Scala
10 5 (2.22%) TypeScript
11 4 (1.78%) C++
12 3 (1.33%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.33%) C
12 3 (1.33%) R
13 2 (0.89%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 2 (0.89%) Ruby
13 2 (0.89%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.44%) PHP
14 1 (0.44%) VC++
Qualifications
1 15 (6.67%) Degree
2 12 (5.33%) Security Cleared
3 11 (4.89%) Master's Degree
3 11 (4.89%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.44%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.89%) QA
2 1 (0.44%) Basel III
2 1 (0.44%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.44%) GDPR
2 1 (0.44%) WCAG
System Software
1 44 (19.56%) Docker
2 8 (3.56%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.89%) LXC
4 1 (0.44%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 25 (11.11%) Kubernetes
2 9 (4.00%) Terraform
3 2 (0.89%) Ansible
3 2 (0.89%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.44%) MIIS
4 1 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 82 (36.44%) Microsoft
2 37 (16.44%) Databricks
3 14 (6.22%) StreamSets
4 6 (2.67%) Oracle
4 6 (2.67%) Tableau
5 4 (1.78%) Google
6 3 (1.33%) Xamarin
7 2 (0.89%) ESRI
8 1 (0.44%) Embarcadero
8 1 (0.44%) HP
8 1 (0.44%) Nintex
8 1 (0.44%) Splunk