Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 341 356 560
Rank change year-on-year +15 +204 +193
Contract jobs citing Azure Functions 461 118 255
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.72% 0.46% 0.32%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.03% 1.43% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 72 176
10th Percentile £400 £400 £375
25th Percentile £438 £420 £436
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £506 £495
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +2.23% -0.96%
75th Percentile £650 £575 £552
90th Percentile £750 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £525 £513 £495
% change year-on-year +2.44% +3.54% -1.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £65.00 £82.00 -
Median % change year-on-year -20.73% - -
UK median hourly rate £48.50 £82.00 -
% change year-on-year -40.85% - -

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 22,711 8,251 23,691
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.53% 32.16% 29.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,424 5,884 16,519
10th Percentile £325 £315 £300
25th Percentile £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £625 £600 £588
90th Percentile £700 £688 £663
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 108 326
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.88 £13.00
25th Percentile £14.13 £16.69 £15.56
Median hourly rate £20.00 £20.92 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -4.39% -0.39% +20.00%
75th Percentile £41.41 £41.06 £42.00
90th Percentile £65.50 £55.00 £70.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £20.92 £20.52
% change year-on-year +0.39% +1.94% +17.26%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 +3 309 £600 +14.29% 46
North of England -52 38 £475 -14.41% 9
South East -73 33 £531 +16.63% 20
North West -29 28 £450 -18.14% 5
Midlands -62 19 £485 +30.20% 23
West Midlands -57 15 £475 +27.52% 13
East of England -39 13 £413 -17.50% 9
Yorkshire -44 10 £550 +17.33% 3
East Midlands - 4 £500 - 10
South West - 1 £650 - 4
Azure Functions
UK

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 461 (100.00%) Azure
1 461 (100.00%) Serverless
2 224 (48.59%) DevOps
3 213 (46.20%) SQL
4 201 (43.60%) .NET
5 188 (40.78%) C#
6 170 (36.88%) Agile Software Development
7 164 (35.57%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 144 (31.24%) Python
9 136 (29.50%) Azure SQL Database
10 131 (28.42%) Databricks
11 126 (27.33%) Azure Logic Apps
12 123 (26.68%) Microsoft
13 122 (26.46%) PaaS
14 109 (23.64%) Azure Storage
15 102 (22.13%) Azure Data Factory
16 101 (21.91%) Azure Service Bus
17 100 (21.69%) Analytics
18 98 (21.26%) Social Skills
19 95 (20.61%) .NET Core
20 93 (20.17%) Finance
21 86 (18.66%) Software Engineering
21 86 (18.66%) Data Engineering
22 84 (18.22%) Kubernetes
23 78 (16.92%) Microservices
23 78 (16.92%) AWS
24 75 (16.27%) Apache Spark
25 74 (16.05%) Kafka
26 72 (15.62%) IaaS
27 67 (14.53%) Full Stack Development

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 75 (16.27%) Apache Spark
2 54 (11.71%) SharePoint
3 51 (11.06%) Apache Airflow
4 49 (10.63%) BizTalk Server
5 40 (8.68%) Apache
6 18 (3.90%) Luigi
7 8 (1.74%) Apache Pig
8 7 (1.52%) SAS
9 4 (0.87%) Confluence
10 3 (0.65%) IIS
11 2 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.22%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (0.22%) InfoPath
1 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 14 (3.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (1.30%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.87%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.22%) Aligne
Cloud Services
1 461 (100.00%) Azure
1 461 (100.00%) Serverless
2 164 (35.57%) Azure Cosmos DB
3 126 (27.33%) Azure Logic Apps
4 122 (26.46%) PaaS
5 109 (23.64%) Azure Storage
6 102 (22.13%) Azure Data Factory
7 101 (21.91%) Azure Service Bus
8 78 (16.92%) AWS
9 72 (15.62%) IaaS
10 66 (14.32%) Power Platform
11 60 (13.02%) Azure Event Grid
12 50 (10.85%) GitHub
13 44 (9.54%) Microsoft 365
14 39 (8.46%) AWS Lambda
14 39 (8.46%) Azure Active Directory
15 36 (7.81%) Azure Synapse Analytics
16 30 (6.51%) GitHub Actions
17 25 (5.42%) Dynamics 365
18 22 (4.77%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.52%) DNS
2 5 (1.08%) HTTP
3 2 (0.43%) DHCP
3 2 (0.43%) Extranet
3 2 (0.43%) SSL
4 1 (0.22%) Firewall
4 1 (0.22%) Internet
4 1 (0.22%) Network Security
4 1 (0.22%) SMS
4 1 (0.22%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (29.50%) Azure SQL Database
2 62 (13.45%) Data Lake
3 53 (11.50%) Data Warehouse
4 51 (11.06%) NoSQL
5 44 (9.54%) Big Data
6 43 (9.33%) SQL Server
7 39 (8.46%) MongoDB
7 39 (8.46%) Power BI
8 28 (6.07%) Hadoop
9 22 (4.77%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 21 (4.56%) Relational Database
11 20 (4.34%) Apache Cassandra
12 19 (4.12%) Metadata
12 19 (4.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 18 (3.90%) Azkaban
13 18 (3.90%) PostgreSQL
13 18 (3.90%) Spark SQL
14 16 (3.47%) Redis
15 10 (2.17%) Delta Lake
15 10 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 52 (11.28%) Git (software)
2 25 (5.42%) Jenkins
3 17 (3.69%) JIRA
4 13 (2.82%) Visual Studio Team System
5 11 (2.39%) Visual Studio
6 8 (1.74%) Gradle
6 8 (1.74%) Maven
6 8 (1.74%) TeamCity
7 6 (1.30%) Cypress.io
7 6 (1.30%) TestCafe
8 5 (1.08%) NUnit
9 4 (0.87%) Bitbucket
9 4 (0.87%) Jasmine
9 4 (0.87%) Karma Test Runner
9 4 (0.87%) Moq
9 4 (0.87%) Postman
9 4 (0.87%) PowerDesigner
9 4 (0.87%) SpecFlow
9 4 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.65%) GitLab
General
1 98 (21.26%) Social Skills
2 93 (20.17%) Finance
3 41 (8.89%) Presentation Skills
4 23 (4.99%) Banking
5 21 (4.56%) Back Office
5 21 (4.56%) Front Office
6 19 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (3.47%) Public Sector
8 12 (2.60%) Legal
9 10 (2.17%) Manufacturing
10 9 (1.95%) Financial Institution
10 9 (1.95%) Retail
11 6 (1.30%) Documentation Skills
11 6 (1.30%) Marketing
11 6 (1.30%) Telecoms
12 4 (0.87%) Electronics
13 2 (0.43%) Local Government
14 1 (0.22%) Billing
14 1 (0.22%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.22%) Law
Job Titles
1 178 (38.61%) Developer
2 94 (20.39%) Azure Developer
3 90 (19.52%) Architect
4 86 (18.66%) Azure Engineer
5 67 (14.53%) .NET Developer
6 62 (13.45%) Data Engineer
7 57 (12.36%) Azure Architect
8 51 (11.06%) C# Developer
9 31 (6.72%) Solutions Architect
10 24 (5.21%) Data Architect
11 23 (4.99%) Senior Developer
12 18 (3.90%) C# .NET Developer
13 17 (3.69%) Energy Trading Developer
13 17 (3.69%) Integration Architect
14 15 (3.25%) Full Stack Developer
14 15 (3.25%) Microsoft 365 Developer
15 14 (3.04%) Integration Developer
15 14 (3.04%) Python Engineer
16 13 (2.82%) Consultant
17 12 (2.60%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 201 (43.60%) .NET
2 95 (20.61%) .NET Core
3 74 (16.05%) Kafka
4 42 (9.11%) ASP.NET Web API
5 41 (8.89%) AngularJS
6 39 (8.46%) ARM Templates
7 34 (7.38%) REST
8 32 (6.94%) ASP.NET
9 27 (5.86%) RESTful
10 26 (5.64%) .NET Framework
11 22 (4.77%) OAuth
12 21 (4.56%) React
13 20 (4.34%) JSON
14 19 (4.12%) Entity Framework
14 19 (4.12%) Swagger
15 18 (3.90%) Microsoft Graph
16 17 (3.69%) Node.js
17 14 (3.04%) ADO
18 13 (2.82%) ASP.NET MVC
18 13 (2.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 60 (13.02%) Cloud Native
2 31 (6.72%) Legacy Systems
3 20 (4.34%) Data Protection Act
4 15 (3.25%) Algorithms
4 15 (3.25%) Data Structures
4 15 (3.25%) Greenfield Project
4 15 (3.25%) Tandem
5 12 (2.60%) Public Cloud
6 11 (2.39%) Management Information System
6 11 (2.39%) Virtual Team
7 10 (2.17%) Data Centre
8 9 (1.95%) Hedge funds
8 9 (1.95%) Replication
9 8 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.30%) Legacy Applications
11 5 (1.08%) Renewable Energy
12 4 (0.87%) BYOD
12 4 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
12 4 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 47 (10.20%) Windows
2 14 (3.04%) Linux
3 5 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (1.08%) Unix
4 3 (0.65%) Debian
4 3 (0.65%) Ubuntu
5 2 (0.43%) Android
6 1 (0.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (48.59%) DevOps
2 170 (36.88%) Agile Software Development
3 100 (21.69%) Analytics
4 86 (18.66%) Data Engineering
4 86 (18.66%) Software Engineering
5 78 (16.92%) Microservices
6 67 (14.53%) Full Stack Development
7 54 (11.71%) Data Modelling
8 51 (11.06%) ETL
9 49 (10.63%) SDLC
10 47 (10.20%) Infrastructure as Code
11 45 (9.76%) Business Intelligence
12 42 (9.11%) Data Pipeline
13 41 (8.89%) Event-Driven
14 40 (8.68%) Unit Testing
15 39 (8.46%) Scrum
16 38 (8.24%) Event-Driven Architecture
17 36 (7.81%) Data Development
18 35 (7.59%) Test Automation
19 34 (7.38%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 213 (46.20%) SQL
2 188 (40.78%) C#
3 144 (31.24%) Python
4 64 (13.88%) T-SQL
5 50 (10.85%) JavaScript
6 37 (8.03%) Go
7 36 (7.81%) PL/SQL
7 36 (7.81%) PowerShell
8 35 (7.59%) C++
9 31 (6.72%) Java
10 28 (6.07%) Scala
11 21 (4.56%) TypeScript
12 14 (3.04%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.30%) Perl
13 6 (1.30%) PHP
14 4 (0.87%) C
14 4 (0.87%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 4 (0.87%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.43%) U-SQL
16 1 (0.22%) Caml Language
Qualifications
1 35 (7.59%) Degree
2 17 (3.69%) PhD
3 16 (3.47%) Computer Science Degree
4 12 (2.60%) ISEB
4 12 (2.60%) Numerate Degree
5 5 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.65%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.65%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.22%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.17%) GDPR
2 9 (1.95%) QA
3 8 (1.74%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.65%) NIST
5 2 (0.43%) COBIT
5 2 (0.43%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 37 (8.03%) Docker
2 29 (6.29%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 84 (18.22%) Kubernetes
2 58 (12.58%) Terraform
3 15 (3.25%) Ansible
3 15 (3.25%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.87%) Puppet
5 2 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 131 (28.42%) Databricks
2 123 (26.68%) Microsoft
3 49 (10.63%) MuleSoft
4 38 (8.24%) Oracle
5 18 (3.90%) Salesforce.com
6 17 (3.69%) SAP
7 11 (2.39%) BiZZdesign
8 9 (1.95%) Cloudera
9 8 (1.74%) Atlassian
10 6 (1.30%) Hortonworks
11 3 (0.65%) Google
11 3 (0.65%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.65%) Splunk
12 2 (0.43%) Dynatrace
12 2 (0.43%) GoldenSource
12 2 (0.43%) Nintex
12 2 (0.43%) StreamSets
12 2 (0.43%) Xamarin
13 1 (0.22%) EXASOL
13 1 (0.22%) Snow