Period
to 18 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Azure Functions skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Azure Functions over the 6 months to 18 January 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.

Azure Functions
UK > England
6 months to
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 396 381 446
Rank change year-on-year -15 +65 +231
Contract jobs citing Azure Functions 411 170 291
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.59% 0.51% 0.44%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.65% 1.53% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 107 214
10th Percentile £413 £360 £406
25th Percentile £450 £425 £426
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
75th Percentile £625 £638 £588
90th Percentile £738 £750 £638
UK median daily rate £545 £528 £500
% change year-on-year +3.32% +5.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 9
10th Percentile - £67.95 -
25th Percentile £48.75 £70.13 £66.25
Median hourly rate £52.50 £74.25 £72.50
Median % change year-on-year -29.29% +2.41% -
75th Percentile £56.25 £78.88 £78.75
90th Percentile - £81.35 -
UK median hourly rate £52.50 £45.00 £72.50
% change year-on-year +16.67% -37.93% -

Azure Functions 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 24,845 11,139 20,033
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.68% 33.24% 30.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,142 8,026 14,105
10th Percentile £319 £302 £280
25th Percentile £425 £400 £391
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £535 £488 £500
Median % change year-on-year +9.74% -2.50% -
75th Percentile £638 £579 £588
90th Percentile £719 £660 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £495 £490
% change year-on-year +6.06% +1.02% -0.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 386 200 291
10th Percentile £12.88 £12.50 £13.50
25th Percentile £15.00 £15.85 £16.25
Median hourly rate £20.90 £22.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -5.00% +10.00% +14.29%
75th Percentile £43.75 £45.40 £40.13
90th Percentile £63.25 £60.00 £73.75
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £22.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +13.75% +14.29%

Azure Functions
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Azure Functions in England

Azure Functions
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for Azure Functions in England

Azure Functions
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure Functions in England over the 6 months to 18 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Azure Functions in England

Azure Functions
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Hourly rate trend for Azure Functions in England

Azure Functions
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 Functions within the England region over the 6 months to 18 January 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
Job
Vacancies
London -69 259 £600 +4.35% 32
North of England -30 38 £450 -4.00% 10
South East -54 36 £525 +10.53% 12
North West -30 19 £425 -22.73% 9
Yorkshire -33 18 £525 +12.00% 1
Midlands -53 13 £475 +48.44% 10
West Midlands -50 11 £475 +48.44% 5
East of England -43 8 £413 -21.43% 5
South West - 6 £550 - 2
East Midlands - 2 £488 - 5
North East 0 1 £450 +12.50%
Azure Functions
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Azure Functions 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 Functions.

1 411 (100.00%) Azure
1 411 (100.00%) Serverless
2 223 (54.26%) DevOps
3 208 (50.61%) C#
4 203 (49.39%) .NET
5 184 (44.77%) Agile Software Development
6 161 (39.17%) SQL
7 141 (34.31%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 138 (33.58%) Azure Logic Apps
9 137 (33.33%) Azure Service Bus
10 124 (30.17%) Microsoft
11 118 (28.71%) Python
12 97 (23.60%) PaaS
13 95 (23.11%) JavaScript
14 93 (22.63%) Databricks
15 90 (21.90%) Azure SQL Database
16 88 (21.41%) Finance
17 86 (20.92%) Kubernetes
18 82 (19.95%) Power Platform
19 81 (19.71%) .NET Core
20 78 (18.98%) Azure Data Factory
21 73 (17.76%) Microservices
22 72 (17.52%) Azure Storage
23 71 (17.27%) Social Skills
24 67 (16.30%) Analytics
24 67 (16.30%) Azure Event Grid
25 66 (16.06%) Software Engineering
26 62 (15.09%) PowerShell
27 61 (14.84%) IaaS
28 60 (14.60%) AWS

Azure Functions
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 49 (11.92%) BizTalk Server
2 36 (8.76%) Apache Spark
3 19 (4.62%) SharePoint
4 16 (3.89%) Apache Airflow
5 14 (3.41%) Luigi
6 10 (2.43%) Confluence
7 9 (2.19%) NServiceBus
8 6 (1.46%) Apache
9 5 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.73%) IIS
11 2 (0.49%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.49%) CMS
12 1 (0.24%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.24%) GeoServer
12 1 (0.24%) Jetty
12 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
12 1 (0.24%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.24%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 21 (5.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.49%) Carpe Diem
3 2 (0.49%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.49%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.24%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 411 (100.00%) Azure
1 411 (100.00%) Serverless
2 141 (34.31%) Azure Cosmos DB
3 138 (33.58%) Azure Logic Apps
4 137 (33.33%) Azure Service Bus
5 97 (23.60%) PaaS
6 82 (19.95%) Power Platform
7 78 (18.98%) Azure Data Factory
8 72 (17.52%) Azure Storage
9 67 (16.30%) Azure Event Grid
10 61 (14.84%) IaaS
11 60 (14.60%) AWS
12 57 (13.87%) GitHub
13 47 (11.44%) SaaS
14 45 (10.95%) Azure Monitor
15 37 (9.00%) Dynamics 365
16 33 (8.03%) Power Automate
17 32 (7.79%) AWS Lambda
18 31 (7.54%) Azure Active Directory
19 28 (6.81%) Azure Key Vault
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.68%) DNS
2 5 (1.22%) HTTPS
3 4 (0.97%) Broadband
3 4 (0.97%) Firewall
3 4 (0.97%) SSL
4 2 (0.49%) DHCP
4 2 (0.49%) HTTP
5 1 (0.24%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (0.24%) LAN
5 1 (0.24%) SSH
5 1 (0.24%) VLAN
5 1 (0.24%) VPN
5 1 (0.24%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (21.90%) Azure SQL Database
2 60 (14.60%) SQL Server
3 52 (12.65%) Data Lake
3 52 (12.65%) Power BI
4 45 (10.95%) Data Warehouse
5 42 (10.22%) MongoDB
6 39 (9.49%) NoSQL
7 36 (8.76%) Big Data
8 24 (5.84%) Apache Cassandra
9 23 (5.60%) PostgreSQL
9 23 (5.60%) Relational Database
10 21 (5.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 20 (4.87%) Hadoop
12 17 (4.14%) Redis
13 16 (3.89%) Spark SQL
14 14 (3.41%) Azkaban
15 12 (2.92%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 10 (2.43%) Metadata
16 10 (2.43%) Parquet
17 9 (2.19%) Delta Lake
Development Applications
1 51 (12.41%) Git (software)
2 24 (5.84%) Jenkins
3 22 (5.35%) TeamCity
4 20 (4.87%) Maven
5 19 (4.62%) Gradle
6 18 (4.38%) JIRA
7 11 (2.68%) Visual Studio
8 8 (1.95%) GitLab
8 8 (1.95%) Postman
9 6 (1.46%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (0.97%) Bitbucket
11 3 (0.73%) MSTest
11 3 (0.73%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (0.73%) RStudio
11 3 (0.73%) Subversion
11 3 (0.73%) Visual Studio Code
12 2 (0.49%) Moq
12 2 (0.49%) NUnit
12 2 (0.49%) PowerDesigner
12 2 (0.49%) SpecFlow
General
1 88 (21.41%) Finance
2 71 (17.27%) Social Skills
3 28 (6.81%) Presentation Skills
4 24 (5.84%) Legal
5 20 (4.87%) Financial Institution
6 17 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (3.65%) Public Sector
8 13 (3.16%) Banking
8 13 (3.16%) Manufacturing
9 12 (2.92%) Front Office
10 11 (2.68%) Back Office
11 8 (1.95%) Marketing
12 7 (1.70%) Retail
12 7 (1.70%) Telecoms
13 6 (1.46%) Electronics
13 6 (1.46%) Law
14 4 (0.97%) Documentation Skills
14 4 (0.97%) Investment Banking
15 3 (0.73%) Organisational Skills
16 2 (0.49%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 175 (42.58%) Developer
2 78 (18.98%) Azure Developer
3 72 (17.52%) Azure Engineer
4 70 (17.03%) .NET Developer
5 63 (15.33%) Architect
6 56 (13.63%) Data Engineer
7 49 (11.92%) C# Developer
8 35 (8.52%) Solutions Architect
9 27 (6.57%) Azure Architect
9 27 (6.57%) C# .NET Developer
10 26 (6.33%) Senior Developer
11 22 (5.35%) Full Stack Developer
12 21 (5.11%) Cloud Architect
13 19 (4.62%) Azure DevOps
13 19 (4.62%) Cloud Solutions Architect
13 19 (4.62%) Integration Developer
14 17 (4.14%) DevOps Engineer
15 16 (3.89%) Senior .NET Developer
16 15 (3.65%) Energy Trading Developer
17 13 (3.16%) Azure DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 203 (49.39%) .NET
2 81 (19.71%) .NET Core
3 54 (13.14%) Kafka
4 52 (12.65%) ARM Templates
5 41 (9.98%) React
6 33 (8.03%) .NET Framework
7 32 (7.79%) CSS
8 29 (7.06%) ASP.NET
8 29 (7.06%) REST
8 29 (7.06%) Swagger
9 27 (6.57%) ASP.NET Web API
10 26 (6.33%) AngularJS
10 26 (6.33%) JSON
11 23 (5.60%) OpenAPI
12 22 (5.35%) Entity Framework
12 22 (5.35%) HTML
12 22 (5.35%) Node.js
13 18 (4.38%) Web Services
14 17 (4.14%) ASP.NET MVC
15 15 (3.65%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 43 (10.46%) Cloud Native
2 31 (7.54%) Legacy Systems
3 26 (6.33%) Public Cloud
4 23 (5.60%) Hedge funds
5 14 (3.41%) Greenfield Project
6 13 (3.16%) Hybrid Cloud
7 12 (2.92%) Tandem
8 10 (2.43%) Data Protection Act
8 10 (2.43%) Linux Command Line
9 6 (1.46%) Data Structures
9 6 (1.46%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.46%) Renewable Energy
9 6 (1.46%) User Experience
10 5 (1.22%) Algorithms
10 5 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (0.97%) Data Centre
11 4 (0.97%) Grid Computing
12 3 (0.73%) Equities
12 3 (0.73%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 50 (12.17%) Windows
2 13 (3.16%) Linux
3 4 (0.97%) Unix
4 2 (0.49%) VMS
5 1 (0.24%) Android
5 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.24%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.24%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (54.26%) DevOps
2 184 (44.77%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (17.76%) Microservices
4 67 (16.30%) Analytics
5 66 (16.06%) Software Engineering
6 59 (14.36%) Full Stack Development
7 57 (13.87%) Business Intelligence
8 56 (13.63%) Data Engineering
9 54 (13.14%) Infrastructure as Code
10 48 (11.68%) SDLC
11 47 (11.44%) Data Modelling
12 44 (10.71%) Migration
13 41 (9.98%) Unit Testing
14 40 (9.73%) ETL
14 40 (9.73%) MVC
15 39 (9.49%) SOLID
16 36 (8.76%) Data Protection
17 32 (7.79%) Continuous Improvement
18 31 (7.54%) Open Source
18 31 (7.54%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 208 (50.61%) C#
2 161 (39.17%) SQL
3 118 (28.71%) Python
4 95 (23.11%) JavaScript
5 62 (15.09%) PowerShell
6 43 (10.46%) T-SQL
7 39 (9.49%) Bash
8 36 (8.76%) Java
9 33 (8.03%) TypeScript
10 30 (7.30%) PL/SQL
11 27 (6.57%) C++
12 26 (6.33%) Go
13 24 (5.84%) Scala
14 8 (1.95%) R
15 6 (1.46%) C
15 6 (1.46%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 3 (0.73%) Perl
16 3 (0.73%) PHP
17 2 (0.49%) Shell Script
18 1 (0.24%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 25 (6.08%) Degree
2 11 (2.68%) PhD
2 11 (2.68%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.19%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.95%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (1.95%) Numerate Degree
5 6 (1.46%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.73%) FFIEC
6 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.73%) PMP
7 2 (0.49%) ISEB
7 2 (0.49%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.24%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.24%) CISSP
8 1 (0.24%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (6.33%) GDPR
2 22 (5.35%) QA
3 12 (2.92%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.97%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.73%) Accessibility
5 3 (0.73%) GLBA
5 3 (0.73%) NIST
6 1 (0.24%) SOC 2
System Software
1 51 (12.41%) Docker
2 27 (6.57%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.95%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.49%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.24%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 86 (20.92%) Kubernetes
2 53 (12.90%) Terraform
3 8 (1.95%) Ansible
4 4 (0.97%) Grafana
4 4 (0.97%) Prometheus
5 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (0.73%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.49%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 2 (0.49%) Automic
7 1 (0.24%) Control-M
7 1 (0.24%) Nagios
7 1 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.24%) Puppet
7 1 (0.24%) SCCM
7 1 (0.24%) SCOM
Vendors
1 124 (30.17%) Microsoft
2 93 (22.63%) Databricks
3 34 (8.27%) MuleSoft
3 34 (8.27%) Oracle
4 20 (4.87%) Salesforce.com
5 11 (2.68%) SAP
6 5 (1.22%) Hortonworks
7 4 (0.97%) Cloudera
8 2 (0.49%) Alteryx
8 2 (0.49%) BiZZdesign
8 2 (0.49%) Google
8 2 (0.49%) Informatica
8 2 (0.49%) Intapp
8 2 (0.49%) Reuters
8 2 (0.49%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.24%) Apiary
9 1 (0.24%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.24%) CloudEndure
9 1 (0.24%) Okta
9 1 (0.24%) VMware