Period
to 25 May 2020

The median contractor rate for an Azure DevOps was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 25 May 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 DevOps
UK > England
6 months to
25 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 412 566 817
Rank change year-on-year +154 +251 -13
Contract jobs requiring an Azure DevOps 179 262 44
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.42% 0.31% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.33% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 213 35
Median daily rate £500 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -0.05%
10th Percentile £413 £450 £425
90th Percentile £650 £625 £672
UK median daily rate £500 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -0.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

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 40,134 79,284 87,983
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.82% 94.60% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,648 52,722 58,245
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £250 £277 £270
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £465 £473 £450
% change year-on-year -1.59% +5.00% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,623 2,453 2,753
Median hourly rate £21.00 £19.23 £18.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.20% +3.92% -2.61%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.85 £48.00
Median hourly rate £21.15 £18.78 £18.00
% change year-on-year +12.62% +4.31% -4.91%

Azure DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Azure DevOps in the job title 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 25 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram 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 25 May 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 +117 75 £525 - 8
Midlands +76 42 £500 - 7
West Midlands +67 38 £500 - 7
South East +98 31 £500 -6.98% 1
North of England +85 19 £473 -5.50% 8
North West +50 10 £495 -1.00% 8
South West +53 9 £544 +3.57% 2
North East +26 5 £425 -29.17%
Yorkshire +63 4 £475 -5.00%
East Midlands +47 4 - -
East of England +60 1 - - 1
Azure DevOps
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 May 2020, Azure DevOps 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 DevOps in the job title.

1 179 (100.00%) Azure
1 179 (100.00%) DevOps
2 108 (60.34%) PowerShell
3 65 (36.31%) Terraform
4 63 (35.20%) Agile Software Development
5 55 (30.73%) Microsoft
6 48 (26.82%) Kubernetes
7 45 (25.14%) Windows
8 39 (21.79%) Docker
9 37 (20.67%) Continuous Integration
10 36 (20.11%) Analytics
10 36 (20.11%) Infrastructure as Code
11 35 (19.55%) PaaS
12 33 (18.44%) Visual Studio Team System
13 31 (17.32%) Ansible
13 31 (17.32%) Continuous Delivery
14 29 (16.20%) .NET
15 28 (15.64%) SQL
15 28 (15.64%) Python
15 28 (15.64%) IaaS
16 26 (14.53%) Data Lake
17 25 (13.97%) Visual Studio
18 22 (12.29%) C#
19 21 (11.73%) Linux
19 21 (11.73%) Security Cleared
19 21 (11.73%) Jenkins
20 19 (10.61%) Business Intelligence
21 18 (10.06%) Scrum
21 18 (10.06%) SC Cleared
21 18 (10.06%) Bash Shell

Azure DevOps 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 2 (1.12%) Confluence
1 2 (1.12%) IIS
2 1 (0.56%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 179 (100.00%) Azure
2 35 (19.55%) PaaS
3 28 (15.64%) IaaS
4 17 (9.50%) Power Platform
5 13 (7.26%) Serverless
6 11 (6.15%) Azure Functions
7 8 (4.47%) Azure Data Factory
8 7 (3.91%) Azure Active Directory
8 7 (3.91%) GitHub
9 6 (3.35%) AWS
9 6 (3.35%) Logic Apps
9 6 (3.35%) SaaS
10 4 (2.23%) GCP
11 3 (1.68%) Datadog
12 2 (1.12%) Google Analytics
12 2 (1.12%) npm
12 2 (1.12%) OpenShift
12 2 (1.12%) Slack
12 2 (1.12%) Yarn
13 1 (0.56%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.91%) DNS
2 2 (1.12%) DHCP
2 2 (1.12%) Network Security
2 2 (1.12%) VPN
3 1 (0.56%) Firewall
3 1 (0.56%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (14.53%) Data Lake
2 17 (9.50%) Power BI
3 14 (7.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (6.15%) HDInsight
4 11 (6.15%) SQL Server
5 9 (5.03%) Azure SQL Database
5 9 (5.03%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.23%) Big Data
6 4 (2.23%) Cosmos DB
7 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (1.12%) Redis
7 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.56%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.56%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.56%) MySQL
8 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 33 (18.44%) Visual Studio Team System
2 25 (13.97%) Visual Studio
3 21 (11.73%) Jenkins
4 15 (8.38%) Git (software)
5 10 (5.59%) GitLab
6 7 (3.91%) Bitbucket
6 7 (3.91%) Octopus Deploy
7 6 (3.35%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (2.79%) Sonatype Nexus
8 5 (2.79%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.68%) Maven
9 3 (1.68%) Selenium
9 3 (1.68%) SpecFlow
10 2 (1.12%) Gerrit
10 2 (1.12%) Gradle
10 2 (1.12%) JIRA
10 2 (1.12%) SonarQube
10 2 (1.12%) Subversion
11 1 (0.56%) JUnit
11 1 (0.56%) NUnit
General
1 16 (8.94%) Finance
2 5 (2.79%) Banking
2 5 (2.79%) Retail
3 4 (2.23%) Games
3 4 (2.23%) Public Sector
4 1 (0.56%) German Language
4 1 (0.56%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (16.20%) .NET
2 17 (9.50%) Node.js
3 12 (6.70%) JSON
4 8 (4.47%) Web Services
5 5 (2.79%) .NET Framework
5 5 (2.79%) RESTful
5 5 (2.79%) XML
5 5 (2.79%) YAML
6 4 (2.23%) CSS
6 4 (2.23%) HTML
7 3 (1.68%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (1.68%) jQuery
7 3 (1.68%) REST
7 3 (1.68%) Swagger
8 2 (1.12%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.12%) Jest
8 2 (1.12%) OAuth
8 2 (1.12%) OAuth2
8 2 (1.12%) React
8 2 (1.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.47%) Linux Command Line
2 7 (3.91%) Data Centre
2 7 (3.91%) Public Cloud
3 4 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (2.23%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.12%) Over-the-Top Content
4 2 (1.12%) Social Media
4 2 (1.12%) User Experience
4 2 (1.12%) Video\Live Streaming
4 2 (1.12%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.56%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.56%) Cloud Native
5 1 (0.56%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (0.56%) FMCG
5 1 (0.56%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.56%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 45 (25.14%) Windows
2 21 (11.73%) Linux
3 5 (2.79%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (100.00%) DevOps
2 63 (35.20%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (20.67%) Continuous Integration
4 36 (20.11%) Analytics
4 36 (20.11%) Infrastructure as Code
5 31 (17.32%) Continuous Delivery
6 19 (10.61%) Business Intelligence
7 18 (10.06%) Scrum
8 17 (9.50%) Data Management
8 17 (9.50%) Security Testing
9 15 (8.38%) Migration
9 15 (8.38%) Test Automation
10 14 (7.82%) Microservices
11 13 (7.26%) Deployment Automation
12 11 (6.15%) TDD
13 9 (5.03%) High Availability
13 9 (5.03%) Mentoring
13 9 (5.03%) Task Automation
14 8 (4.47%) Data-Driven Testing
15 7 (3.91%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 108 (60.34%) PowerShell
2 28 (15.64%) Python
2 28 (15.64%) SQL
3 22 (12.29%) C#
4 18 (10.06%) Bash Shell
5 11 (6.15%) Java
6 10 (5.59%) JavaScript
7 8 (4.47%) Ruby
8 6 (3.35%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.12%) Go
9 2 (1.12%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.56%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 21 (11.73%) Security Cleared
2 18 (10.06%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.12%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.23%) QA
2 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.56%) PMO
System Software
1 39 (21.79%) Docker
2 11 (6.15%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.15%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 65 (36.31%) Terraform
2 48 (26.82%) Kubernetes
3 31 (17.32%) Ansible
4 8 (4.47%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (3.91%) Puppet
6 3 (1.68%) Prometheus
6 3 (1.68%) SCOM
7 2 (1.12%) Grafana
7 2 (1.12%) Salt
8 1 (0.56%) Istio
8 1 (0.56%) MIIS
8 1 (0.56%) Nagios
8 1 (0.56%) Rancher
Vendors
1 55 (30.73%) Microsoft
2 7 (3.91%) Databricks
2 7 (3.91%) Informatica
3 3 (1.68%) Google
3 3 (1.68%) NetApp
3 3 (1.68%) ServiceNow
3 3 (1.68%) VMware
4 2 (1.12%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.12%) EnterpriseDB
4 2 (1.12%) MuleSoft
4 2 (1.12%) Oracle
4 2 (1.12%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.12%) Tableau
5 1 (0.56%) Cadence
5 1 (0.56%) Hortonworks
5 1 (0.56%) New Relic
5 1 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.56%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.56%) Splunk
5 1 (0.56%) WSO2