Period
to 9 May 2021

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 9 May 2021 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
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 351 483 586
Rank change year-on-year +132 +103 +186
Contract jobs citing Azure Functions 281 135 258
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.63% 0.29% 0.31%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.83% 0.94% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 92 180
10th Percentile £375 £408 £374
25th Percentile £435 £450 £456
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £513 £500
Median % change year-on-year +12.20% +2.50% -
75th Percentile £650 £603 £552
90th Percentile £750 £785 £613
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
Median hourly rate £65.75 £72.50 -
Median % change year-on-year -9.31% - -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £72.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year -37.93% +45.00% -

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 15,345 14,337 23,785
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.50% 30.79% 28.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,058 10,174 16,789
10th Percentile £313 £292 £313
25th Percentile £413 £400 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £594 £594 £588
90th Percentile £675 £675 £663
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 224 232
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.75 £11.00
25th Percentile £14.50 £16.50 £13.94
Median hourly rate £21.05 £20.00 £18.33
Median % change year-on-year +5.25% +9.11% -3.25%
75th Percentile £38.94 £40.00 £32.66
90th Percentile £61.00 £60.10 £49.98
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% +2.86%

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 9 May 2021.

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 9 May 2021. 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 +111 222 £600 +17.07% 41
South East +45 18 £435 -5.64% 16
North of England +48 11 £450 -18.18% 6
Midlands +21 11 £510 +2.00% 11
North West +30 9 £500 -9.09% 4
West Midlands +6 9 £495 -1.00% 8
East of England +26 6 £369 -19.18% 6
Yorkshire +22 2 £325 -27.78% 2
East Midlands - 2 £613 - 3
Azure Functions
UK

For the 6 months to 9 May 2021, 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.

1 281 (100.00%) Azure
1 281 (100.00%) Serverless
2 139 (49.47%) SQL
3 134 (47.69%) Agile Software Development
4 121 (43.06%) .NET
5 120 (42.70%) Azure Logic Apps
6 119 (42.35%) C#
7 113 (40.21%) DevOps
8 105 (37.37%) Azure SQL Database
9 99 (35.23%) Python
9 99 (35.23%) Azure Storage
9 99 (35.23%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 79 (28.11%) Microsoft
11 76 (27.05%) Data Engineering
12 74 (26.33%) Microservices
13 73 (25.98%) Software Engineering
14 69 (24.56%) Cloud Native
15 67 (23.84%) Azure Service Bus
15 67 (23.84%) Social Skills
15 67 (23.84%) T-SQL
15 67 (23.84%) AWS
16 60 (21.35%) Databricks
17 57 (20.28%) AWS Lambda
17 57 (20.28%) Test Automation
18 55 (19.57%) Kubernetes
19 52 (18.51%) .NET Core
20 51 (18.15%) MuleSoft
20 51 (18.15%) SDLC
21 50 (17.79%) C++
21 50 (17.79%) Oracle

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 48 (17.08%) BizTalk Server
2 36 (12.81%) Apache Spark
3 33 (11.74%) SharePoint
4 28 (9.96%) Apache
4 28 (9.96%) Apache Airflow
5 6 (2.14%) NServiceBus
5 6 (2.14%) SAS
6 3 (1.07%) IIS
7 2 (0.71%) Anypoint
8 1 (0.36%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.36%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.36%) Luigi
8 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 18 (6.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (1.07%) Aligne
4 2 (0.71%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.71%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 281 (100.00%) Azure
1 281 (100.00%) Serverless
2 120 (42.70%) Azure Logic Apps
3 99 (35.23%) Azure Cosmos DB
3 99 (35.23%) Azure Storage
4 67 (23.84%) AWS
4 67 (23.84%) Azure Service Bus
5 57 (20.28%) AWS Lambda
6 49 (17.44%) Azure Data Factory
7 39 (13.88%) Power Platform
8 37 (13.17%) PaaS
9 27 (9.61%) Power Automate
10 23 (8.19%) Dynamics 365
11 21 (7.47%) Azure Synapse Analytics
11 21 (7.47%) IaaS
11 21 (7.47%) Microsoft 365
12 19 (6.76%) Azure Active Directory
13 18 (6.41%) Azure Event Grid
13 18 (6.41%) GitHub
13 18 (6.41%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.71%) Firewall
2 1 (0.36%) AMQP
2 1 (0.36%) Network Security
2 1 (0.36%) Skype
2 1 (0.36%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (37.37%) Azure SQL Database
2 50 (17.79%) MongoDB
3 39 (13.88%) SQL Server
4 35 (12.46%) Data Lake
5 33 (11.74%) Data Warehouse
6 29 (10.32%) NoSQL
7 18 (6.41%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 13 (4.63%) OLTP
8 13 (4.63%) Power BI
9 12 (4.27%) Redis
10 11 (3.91%) Big Data
11 6 (2.14%) HDInsight
11 6 (2.14%) PolyBase
12 5 (1.78%) Snowflake Schema
12 5 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (1.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (1.07%) SQLite
14 2 (0.71%) Hadoop
14 2 (0.71%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 50 (17.79%) Git (software)
2 35 (12.46%) Visual Studio Team System
3 26 (9.25%) Jenkins
4 10 (3.56%) webpack
5 8 (2.85%) Jasmine
5 8 (2.85%) Karma Test Runner
5 8 (2.85%) NUnit
6 7 (2.49%) JIRA
7 6 (2.14%) Cypress.io
7 6 (2.14%) Visual Studio
8 4 (1.42%) Moq
9 3 (1.07%) Newman
9 3 (1.07%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (1.07%) Postman
9 3 (1.07%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.71%) Babel
10 2 (0.71%) JMeter
10 2 (0.71%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.71%) TestCafe
10 2 (0.71%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 67 (23.84%) Social Skills
2 35 (12.46%) Finance
3 21 (7.47%) Banking
4 20 (7.12%) Front Office
5 18 (6.41%) Presentation Skills
6 13 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (4.27%) Marketing
8 11 (3.91%) Back Office
9 5 (1.78%) Billing
9 5 (1.78%) Public Sector
10 2 (0.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 129 (45.91%) Developer
2 64 (22.78%) Azure Developer
3 51 (18.15%) .NET Developer
4 40 (14.23%) Architect
5 37 (13.17%) Azure Engineer
6 30 (10.68%) Azure Architect
6 30 (10.68%) Python Developer
7 29 (10.32%) Senior Developer
8 21 (7.47%) Energy Trading Developer
9 20 (7.12%) Data Engineer
10 15 (5.34%) C# Developer
10 15 (5.34%) Data Architect
10 15 (5.34%) DevOps Engineer
10 15 (5.34%) Technical Leader
11 14 (4.98%) Full Stack Developer
11 14 (4.98%) Senior Python Developer
12 13 (4.63%) C# .NET Developer
12 13 (4.63%) Integration Architect
13 11 (3.91%) Python Engineer
14 10 (3.56%) Azure DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (43.06%) .NET
2 52 (18.51%) .NET Core
3 32 (11.39%) REST
4 30 (10.68%) AngularJS
5 25 (8.90%) Kafka
5 25 (8.90%) React
6 23 (8.19%) RESTful
7 20 (7.12%) ASP.NET
8 18 (6.41%) ADO
8 18 (6.41%) Redux
9 17 (6.05%) CSS
10 16 (5.69%) .NET Framework
11 15 (5.34%) OAuth
12 14 (4.98%) ASP.NET Web API
13 13 (4.63%) JSON
13 13 (4.63%) Microsoft Graph
13 13 (4.63%) Node.js
14 12 (4.27%) Web Services
15 11 (3.91%) Swagger
16 10 (3.56%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 69 (24.56%) Cloud Native
2 12 (4.27%) Algorithms
3 9 (3.20%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (2.85%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (2.85%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (2.49%) Replication
6 6 (2.14%) Virtual Team
7 5 (1.78%) Tandem
8 4 (1.42%) BYOD
8 4 (1.42%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.42%) NHS
9 3 (1.07%) Market Risk
9 3 (1.07%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.71%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.71%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.71%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.71%) User Experience
11 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Cloud
11 1 (0.36%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.36%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 23 (8.19%) Windows
2 4 (1.42%) Android
2 4 (1.42%) Linux
3 3 (1.07%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.36%) Debian
4 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.36%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (47.69%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (40.21%) DevOps
3 76 (27.05%) Data Engineering
4 74 (26.33%) Microservices
5 73 (25.98%) Software Engineering
6 57 (20.28%) Test Automation
7 51 (18.15%) SDLC
8 49 (17.44%) Data Development
9 45 (16.01%) Scrum
10 40 (14.23%) TDD
11 38 (13.52%) Continuous Improvement
12 37 (13.17%) Event-Driven Architecture
13 36 (12.81%) Analytics
14 27 (9.61%) Data Modelling
15 23 (8.19%) BDD
15 23 (8.19%) Open Source
16 21 (7.47%) Deployment Automation
17 18 (6.41%) Sprint Planning
17 18 (6.41%) Sprint Retrospective
17 18 (6.41%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 139 (49.47%) SQL
2 119 (42.35%) C#
3 99 (35.23%) Python
4 67 (23.84%) T-SQL
5 50 (17.79%) C++
6 49 (17.44%) PL/SQL
7 43 (15.30%) Go
8 34 (12.10%) JavaScript
9 24 (8.54%) PowerShell
10 15 (5.34%) Java
11 12 (4.27%) TypeScript
12 10 (3.56%) ES6
13 2 (0.71%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.71%) PHP
13 2 (0.71%) Scala
14 1 (0.36%) Perl
Qualifications
1 13 (4.63%) Degree
2 10 (3.56%) ISEB
3 6 (2.14%) PhD
4 5 (1.78%) Numerate Degree
5 4 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.71%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.36%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.42%) Data Quality
1 4 (1.42%) QA
2 3 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.07%) SLA
3 1 (0.36%) GDPR
System Software
1 18 (6.41%) Docker
2 16 (5.69%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.07%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 55 (19.57%) Kubernetes
2 48 (17.08%) Terraform
3 21 (7.47%) Ansible
4 14 (4.98%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.42%) Puppet
Vendors
1 79 (28.11%) Microsoft
2 60 (21.35%) Databricks
3 51 (18.15%) MuleSoft
4 50 (17.79%) Oracle
5 7 (2.49%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (1.78%) BiZZdesign
6 5 (1.78%) SAP
7 4 (1.42%) Nintex
7 4 (1.42%) Xamarin
8 3 (1.07%) GoldenSource
9 2 (0.71%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.71%) New Relic
10 1 (0.36%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.36%) StreamSets