Period
to 11 December 2019

The median contractor rate for an Azure Developer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 11 December 2019.

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 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 359 420 649
Rank change year-on-year +61 +229 +74
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Developer 487 550 220
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.66% 0.57% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.60% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 463 176
England median daily rate £475 £475 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.06% +4.44%
10th Percentile £388 £363 £363
90th Percentile £575 £625 £550
UK median daily rate £475 £488 £470
% change year-on-year -2.56% +3.72% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
England median hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.71% - -
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year +35.71% - -

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 68,825 91,411 90,230
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.94% 94.79% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 45,511 61,267 60,357
England median daily rate £463 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.54% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £255 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,580 2,773 2,623
England median hourly rate £19.31 £18.12 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.60% -3.13% +1.89%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.79
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £19.47 £18.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +8.18% -3.74% +3.89%

Azure Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Azure Developer in England

Azure Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Azure Developer in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure Developer in England

Azure Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure Developer in England over the 6 months to 11 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure Developer in England

Azure Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Azure Developer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Azure Developer in England

Azure Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure Developer in England over the 6 months to 11 December 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 December 2019. 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 +52 243 £488 -2.50% 29
South East +39 92 £450 -5.26% 16
Midlands +92 74 £475 +8.57% 6
West Midlands +73 71 £475 +5.56% 4
South West +32 45 £450 - 5
North of England +13 25 £450 +5.88% 17
Yorkshire +38 16 £400 -3.03% 6
East of England +33 9 £400 -5.88% 3
North West +4 6 £450 +8.43% 9
North East +11 3 £498 +11.80% 2
East Midlands - 2 - - 2
Azure Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 11 December 2019, 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.

1 487 (100.00%) Azure
2 296 (60.78%) .NET
3 286 (58.73%) C#
4 199 (40.86%) SQL
5 189 (38.81%) Agile Software Development
6 146 (29.98%) SQL Server
7 145 (29.77%) Microsoft
8 136 (27.93%) DevOps
9 107 (21.97%) TDD
10 102 (20.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 102 (20.94%) JavaScript
10 102 (20.94%) Microservices
11 97 (19.92%) .NET Core
12 87 (17.86%) Azure SQL Database
13 84 (17.25%) ASP.NET
13 84 (17.25%) Azure Data Factory
14 83 (17.04%) Serverless
14 83 (17.04%) Business Intelligence
15 80 (16.43%) HTML
16 78 (16.02%) Finance
17 77 (15.81%) Git (software)
18 75 (15.40%) Data Warehouse
19 73 (14.99%) Azure Functions
20 71 (14.58%) AngularJS
21 70 (14.37%) Scrum
22 66 (13.55%) Power Platform
23 65 (13.35%) Power BI
24 64 (13.14%) PowerShell
25 62 (12.73%) MVC
25 62 (12.73%) ASP.NET Web API

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 18 (3.70%) Confluence
2 11 (2.26%) BizTalk Server
3 10 (2.05%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.44%) CMS
5 4 (0.82%) ArcGIS
6 3 (0.62%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.62%) IIS
7 2 (0.41%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.41%) Magnolia
7 2 (0.41%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.41%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (0.82%) FINCAD Analytics
1 4 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (0.82%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 487 (100.00%) Azure
2 84 (17.25%) Azure Data Factory
3 83 (17.04%) Serverless
4 73 (14.99%) Azure Functions
5 66 (13.55%) Power Platform
6 45 (9.24%) Azure Active Directory
7 36 (7.39%) AWS
8 27 (5.54%) PaaS
9 23 (4.72%) Data Lake Analytics
10 21 (4.31%) SaaS
11 19 (3.90%) GitHub
12 14 (2.87%) Office 365
13 12 (2.46%) Azure Stack
13 12 (2.46%) GCP
14 11 (2.26%) Dynamics 365
15 7 (1.44%) IaaS
16 6 (1.23%) Yammer
17 5 (1.03%) OpenShift
18 4 (0.82%) AWS Step Functions
19 3 (0.62%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.62%) DNS
1 3 (0.62%) Network Security
2 1 (0.21%) AMQP
2 1 (0.21%) Firewall
2 1 (0.21%) HTTP
2 1 (0.21%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (0.21%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (29.98%) SQL Server
2 102 (20.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 87 (17.86%) Azure SQL Database
4 75 (15.40%) Data Warehouse
5 65 (13.35%) Power BI
6 59 (12.11%) Data Lake
7 48 (9.86%) Cosmos DB
8 39 (8.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 30 (6.16%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 30 (6.16%) Relational Database
10 29 (5.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 18 (3.70%) NoSQL
12 12 (2.46%) Big Data
12 12 (2.46%) Redis
13 10 (2.05%) MySQL
13 10 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
14 9 (1.85%) OLAP
14 9 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
15 8 (1.64%) OLAP Cube
16 7 (1.44%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 77 (15.81%) Git (software)
2 44 (9.03%) Visual Studio
3 35 (7.19%) Visual Studio Team System
4 27 (5.54%) Team Foundation Server
5 23 (4.72%) JIRA
6 19 (3.90%) Jenkins
6 19 (3.90%) NUnit
7 16 (3.29%) Octopus Deploy
8 12 (2.46%) Moq
9 10 (2.05%) TeamCity
9 10 (2.05%) Travis CI
10 8 (1.64%) Selenium
11 7 (1.44%) SpecFlow
12 6 (1.23%) ReSharper
13 5 (1.03%) MSBuild
13 5 (1.03%) MSTest
14 4 (0.82%) Bitbucket
14 4 (0.82%) SonarQube
14 4 (0.82%) Sonatype Nexus
15 2 (0.41%) Babel
General
1 78 (16.02%) Finance
2 14 (2.87%) Front Office
3 13 (2.67%) Retail
4 12 (2.46%) Public Sector
5 10 (2.05%) Banking
6 7 (1.44%) Legal
7 6 (1.23%) Marketing
7 6 (1.23%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.03%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.82%) Electronics
10 3 (0.62%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.41%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.21%) Back Office
12 1 (0.21%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 296 (60.78%) .NET
2 97 (19.92%) .NET Core
3 84 (17.25%) ASP.NET
4 80 (16.43%) HTML
5 71 (14.58%) AngularJS
6 62 (12.73%) ASP.NET Web API
7 61 (12.53%) .NET Framework
8 49 (10.06%) CSS
9 47 (9.65%) React
10 45 (9.24%) Node.js
11 44 (9.03%) JSON
12 43 (8.83%) XML
13 41 (8.42%) RESTful
14 37 (7.60%) ASP.NET Core
14 37 (7.60%) HTML5
15 36 (7.39%) Web Services
16 34 (6.98%) ASP.NET MVC
17 33 (6.78%) REST
18 16 (3.29%) jQuery
19 15 (3.08%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (6.16%) Greenfield Project
2 18 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (3.49%) Enterprise Software
4 15 (3.08%) Mobile App
5 12 (2.46%) PKI
6 9 (1.85%) User Experience
7 6 (1.23%) Data Centre
7 6 (1.23%) Public Cloud
8 5 (1.03%) NHS
9 4 (0.82%) Derivative
9 4 (0.82%) Equities
9 4 (0.82%) Equity Derivative
9 4 (0.82%) Fixed Income
9 4 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (0.82%) Hedge funds
9 4 (0.82%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (0.62%) Replication
11 2 (0.41%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.41%) Life Science
11 2 (0.41%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 27 (5.54%) Windows
2 12 (2.46%) Unix
3 11 (2.26%) Linux
4 10 (2.05%) VMS
5 3 (0.62%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.41%) Android
6 2 (0.41%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.21%) CentOS
7 1 (0.21%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (38.81%) Agile Software Development
2 136 (27.93%) DevOps
3 107 (21.97%) TDD
4 102 (20.94%) Microservices
5 83 (17.04%) Business Intelligence
6 70 (14.37%) Scrum
7 62 (12.73%) MVC
8 58 (11.91%) Analytics
9 55 (11.29%) Kanban
10 53 (10.88%) Test Automation
11 44 (9.03%) Continuous Integration
11 44 (9.03%) SOLID
12 43 (8.83%) ETL
13 34 (6.98%) BDD
13 34 (6.98%) SOA
14 31 (6.37%) Software Engineering
15 24 (4.93%) API Design
15 24 (4.93%) OO
15 24 (4.93%) Problem-Solving
16 22 (4.52%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 286 (58.73%) C#
2 199 (40.86%) SQL
3 102 (20.94%) JavaScript
4 64 (13.14%) PowerShell
5 53 (10.88%) T-SQL
6 44 (9.03%) Java
7 33 (6.78%) Python
8 17 (3.49%) TypeScript
9 13 (2.67%) Scala
10 12 (2.46%) Bash Shell
11 9 (1.85%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 4 (0.82%) ES6
13 3 (0.62%) Java 9
13 3 (0.62%) PHP
13 3 (0.62%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.62%) VBA
14 2 (0.41%) Perl
14 2 (0.41%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.41%) U-SQL
14 2 (0.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 25 (5.13%) Security Cleared
2 13 (2.67%) Degree
3 12 (2.46%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.23%) Master's Degree
4 6 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.62%) MCSE
6 1 (0.21%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.21%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.21%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.44%) QA
2 2 (0.41%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.21%) PMO
3 1 (0.21%) WCAG
System Software
1 54 (11.09%) Docker
2 46 (9.45%) Active Directory
3 13 (2.67%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.21%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (4.52%) Kubernetes
2 12 (2.46%) MIIS
3 6 (1.23%) Single Sign-On
4 5 (1.03%) Ansible
5 4 (0.82%) Kibana
6 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.41%) Puppet
6 2 (0.41%) Terraform
7 1 (0.21%) Grafana
7 1 (0.21%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 145 (29.77%) Microsoft
2 35 (7.19%) Databricks
3 15 (3.08%) Oracle
4 10 (2.05%) Tableau
5 6 (1.23%) Atlassian
5 6 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (1.23%) SAP
5 6 (1.23%) StreamSets
6 4 (0.82%) Workday
7 3 (0.62%) Splunk
8 2 (0.41%) BEA
8 2 (0.41%) Dell
8 2 (0.41%) ESRI
8 2 (0.41%) ForgeRock
8 2 (0.41%) Pega
8 2 (0.41%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.41%) webMethods
9 1 (0.21%) Citrix
9 1 (0.21%) Google
9 1 (0.21%) Informatica