Period
to

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Azure DevOps skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Azure DevOps over the 6 months to 19 August 2022 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 DevOps
UK > England
6 months to
19 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 79 80 102
Rank change year-on-year +1 +22 +110
Contract jobs citing Azure DevOps 2,230 1,850 709
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.09% 3.10% 2.41%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.22% 8.04% 7.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,662 1,283 475
10th Percentile £408 £375 £363
25th Percentile £463 £445 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £650 £600 £575
90th Percentile £749 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 26 4
10th Percentile £55.08 £39.75 -
25th Percentile £55.19 £44.22 £50.00
Median hourly rate £60.65 £48.63 £51.25
Median % change year-on-year +24.70% -5.11% -6.82%
75th Percentile £65.79 £55.00 £53.75
90th Percentile - £78.63 -
UK median hourly rate £65.79 £49.00 £51.25
% change year-on-year +34.27% -4.39% -6.82%

Azure DevOps 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 England with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 27,130 22,998 9,941
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 37.55% 38.48% 33.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,010 16,610 7,160
10th Percentile £325 £325 £320
25th Percentile £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £656 £613 £600
90th Percentile £750 £700 £700
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 375 131
10th Percentile £13.41 £12.23 £14.35
25th Percentile £15.25 £14.00 £17.09
Median hourly rate £21.26 £20.00 £21.50
Median % change year-on-year +6.31% -6.98% +2.38%
75th Percentile £39.30 £41.41 £40.75
90th Percentile £74.50 £65.15 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £21.05 £21.05 £20.50
% change year-on-year - +2.68% -

Azure DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Azure DevOps as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Azure DevOps in England

Azure DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for Azure DevOps in England

Azure DevOps
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure DevOps in England over the 6 months to 19 August 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Azure DevOps in England

Azure DevOps
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Hourly rate trend for Azure DevOps in England

Azure DevOps
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 DevOps within the England region over the 6 months to 19 August 2022. 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
Jobs
London 0 1,300 £575 +6.48% 179
South East -9 298 £525 +0.72% 67
North of England +4 189 £500 - 93
Midlands -21 121 £500 +9.20% 53
North West +10 96 £500 - 51
West Midlands -15 93 £500 +5.26% 35
South West +3 89 £500 +8.11% 34
Yorkshire +1 70 £525 +10.53% 29
East of England +3 62 £525 +18.64% 18
East Midlands -10 27 £450 +5.88% 18
North East 0 26 £500 -13.04% 13
Azure DevOps
UK

For the 6 months to 19 August 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Azure DevOps 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 England region with a requirement for Azure DevOps.

1 2,216 (99.37%) Azure
2 2,212 (99.19%) DevOps
3 969 (43.45%) Agile
4 855 (38.34%) CI/CD
5 623 (27.94%) Microsoft
6 595 (26.68%) Terraform
7 565 (25.34%) C#
8 549 (24.62%) SQL
8 549 (24.62%) Kubernetes
9 488 (21.88%) .NET
10 439 (19.69%) Python
11 438 (19.64%) Git (software)
12 401 (17.98%) PowerShell
13 395 (17.71%) SQL Server
14 390 (17.49%) Finance
15 353 (15.83%) Social Skills
16 341 (15.29%) Scrum
16 341 (15.29%) Test Automation
17 338 (15.16%) JavaScript
18 331 (14.84%) Docker
19 310 (13.90%) AWS
20 308 (13.81%) Infrastructure as Code
21 251 (11.26%) Security Cleared
22 249 (11.17%) Jenkins
23 246 (11.03%) Microservices
23 246 (11.03%) Power Platform
24 229 (10.27%) Business Intelligence
25 222 (9.96%) Problem-Solving
26 219 (9.82%) JIRA
27 216 (9.69%) CSS

Azure DevOps
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 53 (2.38%) Confluence
2 49 (2.20%) SharePoint
3 45 (2.02%) Apache Spark
4 32 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
5 18 (0.81%) CMS
5 18 (0.81%) Sitefinity
6 12 (0.54%) IIS
7 11 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
8 10 (0.45%) Apache Airflow
8 10 (0.45%) Tomcat
9 9 (0.40%) Apache
9 9 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
10 7 (0.31%) Umbraco
11 6 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.22%) JBoss
12 5 (0.22%) MS Exchange
12 5 (0.22%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.18%) nginx
13 4 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 4 (0.18%) Traefik
Applications
1 35 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (1.21%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (0.76%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.045%) Adobe XD
6 1 (0.045%) ArcInfo
6 1 (0.045%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.045%) ProjectWise
6 1 (0.045%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 41 (1.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
2 9 (0.40%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 8 (0.36%) Primavera
4 5 (0.22%) Elite 3E
4 5 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.22%) Shopify
5 4 (0.18%) Carpe Diem
5 4 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.18%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.13%) Endur
6 3 (0.13%) SAP CX
6 3 (0.13%) SAP FSCM
6 3 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (0.13%) Teamcenter
7 2 (0.090%) Magento
7 2 (0.090%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.090%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.045%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 2,216 (99.37%) Azure
2 310 (13.90%) AWS
3 246 (11.03%) Power Platform
4 206 (9.24%) PaaS
5 159 (7.13%) Serverless
6 154 (6.91%) Azure AKS
7 149 (6.68%) GitHub
8 143 (6.41%) Azure Data Factory
9 130 (5.83%) IaaS
10 125 (5.61%) SaaS
11 103 (4.62%) Dynamics 365
12 100 (4.48%) Azure Monitor
13 99 (4.44%) Azure Functions
14 97 (4.35%) Azure Service Bus
15 86 (3.86%) Azure Active Directory
15 86 (3.86%) PowerApps
16 83 (3.72%) Azure Cosmos DB
17 75 (3.36%) GCP
18 74 (3.32%) Azure Logic Apps
19 70 (3.14%) Azure Synapse Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 85 (3.81%) Firewall
2 59 (2.65%) DNS
3 49 (2.20%) Network Security
4 41 (1.84%) HTTP
5 31 (1.39%) SSH
6 28 (1.26%) VPN
7 27 (1.21%) FTP
8 24 (1.08%) SMTP
9 16 (0.72%) WAN
10 13 (0.58%) SSL
11 11 (0.49%) DHCP
12 10 (0.45%) Internet
13 8 (0.36%) SD-WAN
14 7 (0.31%) Intranet
14 7 (0.31%) LAN
14 7 (0.31%) tcpdump
14 7 (0.31%) VLAN
15 6 (0.27%) HTTPS
15 6 (0.27%) Wireless
16 5 (0.22%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 395 (17.71%) SQL Server
2 186 (8.34%) Power BI
3 131 (5.87%) Azure SQL Database
4 107 (4.80%) Data Warehouse
5 101 (4.53%) Data Lake
6 90 (4.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 52 (2.33%) Relational Database
8 49 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 45 (2.02%) NoSQL
9 45 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
10 42 (1.88%) Elasticsearch
11 40 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 37 (1.66%) Big Data
13 29 (1.30%) MongoDB
14 26 (1.17%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 25 (1.12%) MySQL
16 23 (1.03%) DynamoDB
17 19 (0.85%) Redis
18 16 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
19 15 (0.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 438 (19.64%) Git (software)
2 249 (11.17%) Jenkins
3 219 (9.82%) JIRA
4 129 (5.78%) Selenium
5 104 (4.66%) Visual Studio
6 103 (4.62%) TeamCity
7 99 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
8 74 (3.32%) NUnit
9 69 (3.09%) Octopus Deploy
10 57 (2.56%) SpecFlow
11 53 (2.38%) GitLab
12 49 (2.20%) Visual Studio Team System
13 44 (1.97%) Jasmine
14 41 (1.84%) Postman
14 41 (1.84%) SonarQube
15 29 (1.30%) CircleCI
16 28 (1.26%) Cucumber
16 28 (1.26%) Cypress.io
16 28 (1.26%) JMeter
16 28 (1.26%) Moq
General
1 390 (17.49%) Finance
2 353 (15.83%) Social Skills
3 164 (7.35%) Public Sector
4 113 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
5 70 (3.14%) Banking
6 52 (2.33%) Law
7 46 (2.06%) Presentation Skills
8 44 (1.97%) Retail
9 43 (1.93%) Marketing
10 41 (1.84%) Telecoms
11 32 (1.43%) Legal
12 30 (1.35%) Manufacturing
13 28 (1.26%) Publishing
14 26 (1.17%) Electronics
15 24 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
16 21 (0.94%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 16 (0.72%) Financial Institution
18 13 (0.58%) Investment Banking
19 12 (0.54%) Documentation Skills
19 12 (0.54%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 582 (26.10%) Developer
2 513 (23.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 481 (21.57%) Azure Engineer
4 328 (14.71%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 166 (7.44%) .NET Developer
6 162 (7.26%) Analyst
7 131 (5.87%) Data Engineer
8 120 (5.38%) Architect
9 104 (4.66%) Cloud Engineer
10 88 (3.95%) Azure Developer
11 72 (3.23%) C# Developer
12 66 (2.96%) Software Developer
13 57 (2.56%) Business Analyst
14 54 (2.42%) Full Stack Developer
15 52 (2.33%) Senior DevOps
15 52 (2.33%) Test Analyst
16 51 (2.29%) C# .NET Developer
17 48 (2.15%) Azure Data Engineer
17 48 (2.15%) Platform Engineer
18 45 (2.02%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 488 (21.88%) .NET
2 216 (9.69%) CSS
3 208 (9.33%) HTML
4 185 (8.30%) AngularJS
5 167 (7.49%) Node.js
6 162 (7.26%) ASP.NET
7 153 (6.86%) React
8 150 (6.73%) .NET Framework
9 134 (6.01%) .NET Core
10 127 (5.70%) ARM Templates
11 121 (5.43%) RESTful
12 115 (5.16%) Entity Framework
13 111 (4.98%) REST
14 97 (4.35%) YAML
15 94 (4.22%) jQuery
16 82 (3.68%) ASP.NET MVC
17 76 (3.41%) JSON
18 69 (3.09%) OAuth
19 68 (3.05%) ADO
20 67 (3.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 95 (4.26%) Cloud Native
2 72 (3.23%) Public Cloud
3 67 (3.00%) User Experience
4 54 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
5 48 (2.15%) Virtual Team
6 46 (2.06%) Data Protection Act
7 43 (1.93%) Mobile App
8 41 (1.84%) Self-Motivation
9 39 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
10 36 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
11 29 (1.30%) Linux Command Line
12 28 (1.26%) Data Centre
13 27 (1.21%) Reinsurance
14 26 (1.17%) Low-Code
15 24 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 22 (0.99%) Data Structures
16 22 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
17 19 (0.85%) Legacy Systems
18 18 (0.81%) Renewable Energy
19 16 (0.72%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 182 (8.16%) Linux
2 165 (7.40%) Windows
3 45 (2.02%) Windows Server
4 40 (1.79%) Unix
5 25 (1.12%) VMS
6 22 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (0.85%) Windows Server 2019
8 14 (0.63%) CentOS
9 13 (0.58%) Android
10 12 (0.54%) Apple iOS
11 6 (0.27%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.22%) Windows 10
13 4 (0.18%) Windows Server 2016
14 2 (0.090%) Windows Server 2008
15 1 (0.045%) Alpine Linux
15 1 (0.045%) MVS
15 1 (0.045%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,212 (99.19%) DevOps
2 969 (43.45%) Agile
3 855 (38.34%) CI/CD
4 341 (15.29%) Scrum
4 341 (15.29%) Test Automation
5 308 (13.81%) Infrastructure as Code
6 246 (11.03%) Microservices
7 229 (10.27%) Business Intelligence
8 222 (9.96%) Problem-Solving
9 198 (8.88%) Analytics
9 198 (8.88%) Continuous Integration
10 191 (8.57%) SDLC
11 175 (7.85%) Migration
12 143 (6.41%) Software Engineering
13 134 (6.01%) TDD
14 132 (5.92%) User Stories
15 126 (5.65%) Kanban
16 123 (5.52%) ETL
17 121 (5.43%) Unit Testing
18 119 (5.34%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 565 (25.34%) C#
2 549 (24.62%) SQL
3 439 (19.69%) Python
4 401 (17.98%) PowerShell
5 338 (15.16%) JavaScript
6 178 (7.98%) Java
7 168 (7.53%) Bash
8 119 (5.34%) T-SQL
9 102 (4.57%) TypeScript
10 67 (3.00%) Go
11 61 (2.74%) Scala
12 48 (2.15%) VB.NET
13 34 (1.52%) Bicep
14 27 (1.21%) Shell Script
15 24 (1.08%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 21 (0.94%) C++
17 18 (0.81%) Groovy
18 17 (0.76%) PL/SQL
18 17 (0.76%) Ruby
19 16 (0.72%) C
Qualifications
1 251 (11.26%) Security Cleared
2 215 (9.64%) SC Cleared
3 58 (2.60%) Azure Certification
4 56 (2.51%) Degree
5 33 (1.48%) ISTQB
6 30 (1.35%) DV Cleared
7 26 (1.17%) ISEB
8 16 (0.72%) AWS Certification
8 16 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
8 16 (0.72%) PhD
9 15 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (0.45%) Computer Science Degree
11 6 (0.27%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
11 6 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.27%) PMP
11 6 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 6 (0.27%) SAFe Agilist
12 5 (0.22%) DBS Check
12 5 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 5 (0.22%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (6.28%) QA
2 35 (1.57%) Accessibility
3 25 (1.12%) Data Quality
4 24 (1.08%) GDPR
5 15 (0.67%) PMO
6 14 (0.63%) WCAG
7 7 (0.31%) SLA
8 6 (0.27%) NIST
9 4 (0.18%) GLBA
9 4 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (0.18%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.090%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.090%) IFRS
10 2 (0.090%) IFRS 17
11 1 (0.045%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.045%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.045%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.045%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.045%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.045%) WAI
System Software
1 331 (14.84%) Docker
2 102 (4.57%) Active Directory
3 31 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
4 24 (1.08%) NFS
4 24 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (0.67%) Hyper-V
6 12 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
6 12 (0.54%) XenApp
7 10 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.090%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.090%) vSphere
9 1 (0.045%) HDFS
9 1 (0.045%) LXC
9 1 (0.045%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.045%) vCloud
9 1 (0.045%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 595 (26.68%) Terraform
2 549 (24.62%) Kubernetes
3 213 (9.55%) Ansible
4 49 (2.20%) Puppet
5 43 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
6 30 (1.35%) Microsoft Intune
7 29 (1.30%) Grafana
8 23 (1.03%) Istio
9 17 (0.76%) MIIS
10 16 (0.72%) Prometheus
11 14 (0.63%) Packer
12 12 (0.54%) Docker Swarm
12 12 (0.54%) SCCM
13 9 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
14 7 (0.31%) HP ALM
14 7 (0.31%) Nessus
15 6 (0.27%) FortiGate
15 6 (0.27%) Kibana
15 6 (0.27%) Nmap
15 6 (0.27%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 623 (27.94%) Microsoft
2 145 (6.50%) Databricks
3 70 (3.14%) Oracle
4 67 (3.00%) SAP
5 55 (2.47%) Sitecore
6 49 (2.20%) VMware
7 39 (1.75%) Google
8 37 (1.66%) Red Hat
8 37 (1.66%) Salesforce.com
9 27 (1.21%) Splunk
10 25 (1.12%) Cisco
10 25 (1.12%) MuleSoft
11 23 (1.03%) Palo Alto
12 22 (0.99%) Citrix
13 21 (0.94%) Pega
14 20 (0.90%) Atlassian
15 17 (0.76%) AppDynamics
16 13 (0.58%) Informatica
16 13 (0.58%) ServiceNow
17 12 (0.54%) Adobe