Period
to 19 September 2020

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 19 September 2020 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
19 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 360 547 737
Rank change year-on-year +187 +190 +112
Contract jobs citing Azure Functions 117 255 137
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.45% 0.31% 0.15%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.42% 1.07% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 178 83
Median daily rate £500 £495 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% -1.00% -
10th Percentile £400 £375 £365
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £513 £488 £500
% change year-on-year +5.13% -2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £82.00 £35.00 £62.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +134.29% -44.00% -
10th Percentile £81.00 £35.00 £52.25
90th Percentile £83.00 £35.00 £74.75
UK median hourly rate £82.00 £35.00 £62.50
% change year-on-year +134.29% -44.00% -

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 8,228 23,820 21,647
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.91% 29.31% 22.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,523 16,352 15,026
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £315 £300 £306
90th Percentile £690 £663 £644
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 367 320
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.93 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.64% +20.68% -9.33%
10th Percentile £15.41 £13.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.25 £82.50 £64.85
Median hourly rate £34.50 £21.76 £18.13
% change year-on-year +58.55% +20.06% -9.38%

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 19 September 2020.

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 19 September 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 +210 80 £513 +2.50% 18
South East +132 13 £456 -4.11% 10
North of England +92 7 £560 +17.89% 4
Midlands +91 6 £373 -17.22% 4
West Midlands +64 6 £373 -21.58% 4
East of England - 6 £500 -
North East +43 4 £563 +27.23% 2
Yorkshire +82 2 - -
North West +61 1 £550 +15.79% 2
Azure Functions
UK

For the 6 months to 19 September 2020, 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.

1 117 (100.00%) Azure
1 117 (100.00%) Serverless
2 67 (57.26%) DevOps
3 45 (38.46%) Microsoft
4 44 (37.61%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (36.75%) SQL
6 42 (35.90%) AWS
7 40 (34.19%) C#
8 37 (31.62%) AWS Lambda
9 35 (29.91%) .NET
10 33 (28.21%) Test Automation
11 30 (25.64%) Python
12 29 (24.79%) Power Platform
13 28 (23.93%) Azure SQL Database
14 27 (23.08%) Git (software)
15 26 (22.22%) Visual Studio Team System
16 25 (21.37%) Logic Apps
17 24 (20.51%) Open Source
18 23 (19.66%) Finance
19 22 (18.80%) JavaScript
19 22 (18.80%) PowerShell
19 22 (18.80%) Microservices
19 22 (18.80%) Databricks
20 21 (17.95%) Data Lake
20 21 (17.95%) Docker
21 19 (16.24%) Scrum
21 19 (16.24%) Banking
22 18 (15.38%) PaaS
22 18 (15.38%) Cosmos DB
22 18 (15.38%) Dynamics 365

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 5 (4.27%) Apache Spark
1 5 (4.27%) Headless CMS
2 4 (3.42%) Apache Pig
2 4 (3.42%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.71%) Confluence
4 2 (1.71%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.71%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.85%) Apache
5 1 (0.85%) IIS
5 1 (0.85%) OpenWhisk
Applications
1 17 (14.53%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.85%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 117 (100.00%) Azure
1 117 (100.00%) Serverless
2 42 (35.90%) AWS
3 37 (31.62%) AWS Lambda
4 29 (24.79%) Power Platform
5 25 (21.37%) Logic Apps
6 18 (15.38%) Dynamics 365
6 18 (15.38%) PaaS
7 17 (14.53%) PowerApps
8 15 (12.82%) Azure Data Factory
9 9 (7.69%) IaaS
10 8 (6.84%) Azure Active Directory
11 7 (5.98%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 7 (5.98%) Azure Stack
12 6 (5.13%) Power Automate
13 5 (4.27%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (4.27%) Firebase
13 5 (4.27%) GCP
13 5 (4.27%) GitHub
13 5 (4.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.55%) DNS
2 4 (3.42%) VPN
3 2 (1.71%) Firewall
3 2 (1.71%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (23.93%) Azure SQL Database
2 21 (17.95%) Data Lake
3 18 (15.38%) Cosmos DB
4 17 (14.53%) Spotfire
5 16 (13.68%) SQL Server
6 9 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (5.13%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 6 (5.13%) MongoDB
8 5 (4.27%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (4.27%) OLTP
8 5 (4.27%) SAP HANA
9 4 (3.42%) Power BI
9 4 (3.42%) Redis
9 4 (3.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (1.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.85%) Apache Hive
12 1 (0.85%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 27 (23.08%) Git (software)
2 26 (22.22%) Visual Studio Team System
3 15 (12.82%) Jenkins
4 8 (6.84%) Octopus Deploy
4 8 (6.84%) TeamCity
5 3 (2.56%) JIRA
6 2 (1.71%) GitLab
6 2 (1.71%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.85%) Selenium
7 1 (0.85%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.85%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 23 (19.66%) Finance
2 19 (16.24%) Banking
3 5 (4.27%) Public Sector
3 5 (4.27%) Retail
4 4 (3.42%) Retail Finance
5 3 (2.56%) Front Office
6 1 (0.85%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.85%) German Language
6 1 (0.85%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.85%) Marketing
6 1 (0.85%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 50 (42.74%) Developer
2 24 (20.51%) Azure Engineer
3 22 (18.80%) Azure Developer
4 18 (15.38%) DevOps Engineer
5 16 (13.68%) Consultant
6 15 (12.82%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 13 (11.11%) .NET Developer
7 13 (11.11%) Architect
7 13 (11.11%) Python Developer
8 11 (9.40%) Senior Developer
9 9 (7.69%) Azure Architect
9 9 (7.69%) Azure DevOps
9 9 (7.69%) Senior Python Developer
10 8 (6.84%) Lead Developer
11 7 (5.98%) CRM Consultant
11 7 (5.98%) Full Stack Developer
11 7 (5.98%) Technical Consultant
12 6 (5.13%) Solutions Architect
13 5 (4.27%) C# Developer
13 5 (4.27%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (29.91%) .NET
2 13 (11.11%) REST
3 10 (8.55%) AngularJS
3 10 (8.55%) CSS
3 10 (8.55%) Node.js
3 10 (8.55%) React
4 9 (7.69%) HTML
5 8 (6.84%) .NET Framework
6 7 (5.98%) .NET Core
6 7 (5.98%) JSON
7 6 (5.13%) ASP.NET
7 6 (5.13%) Kafka
7 6 (5.13%) XML
8 5 (4.27%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (4.27%) CSS3
8 5 (4.27%) Entity Framework
8 5 (4.27%) GraphQL
8 5 (4.27%) HTML5
8 5 (4.27%) React Native
8 5 (4.27%) Serverless Framework
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.68%) Cloud Native
2 8 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.27%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (4.27%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.27%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.71%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (1.71%) Public Cloud
4 2 (1.71%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.85%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.85%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.85%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.40%) Linux
2 9 (7.69%) Windows
3 5 (4.27%) Android
3 5 (4.27%) Apple iOS
3 5 (4.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (3.42%) Debian
4 4 (3.42%) Ubuntu
4 4 (3.42%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (57.26%) DevOps
2 44 (37.61%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (28.21%) Test Automation
4 24 (20.51%) Open Source
5 22 (18.80%) Microservices
6 19 (16.24%) Scrum
7 17 (14.53%) Visualisation
8 16 (13.68%) Data Acquisition
8 16 (13.68%) Low Latency
9 15 (12.82%) TDD
10 14 (11.97%) BDD
10 14 (11.97%) Kanban
10 14 (11.97%) Project Delivery
11 12 (10.26%) Infrastructure as Code
12 11 (9.40%) Analytics
12 11 (9.40%) Change Management
12 11 (9.40%) Data Architecture
12 11 (9.40%) Software Deployment
13 9 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (7.69%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 43 (36.75%) SQL
2 40 (34.19%) C#
3 30 (25.64%) Python
4 22 (18.80%) JavaScript
4 22 (18.80%) PowerShell
5 17 (14.53%) VBA
6 12 (10.26%) T-SQL
7 10 (8.55%) Java
8 9 (7.69%) C++
9 7 (5.98%) Bash Shell
10 5 (4.27%) Perl
11 4 (3.42%) PHP
11 4 (3.42%) TypeScript
12 3 (2.56%) Scala
13 2 (1.71%) Groovy
13 2 (1.71%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.71%) VB
14 1 (0.85%) ActionScript
14 1 (0.85%) ActionScript 2.0
14 1 (0.85%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (4.27%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.56%) DV Cleared
2 3 (2.56%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.71%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (1.71%) Degree
4 1 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.85%) PMO
1 1 (0.85%) QA
System Software
1 21 (17.95%) Docker
2 12 (10.26%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.71%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (11.97%) Kubernetes
1 14 (11.97%) Terraform
2 2 (1.71%) Ansible
3 1 (0.85%) Grafana
Vendors
1 45 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 22 (18.80%) Databricks
3 8 (6.84%) SAP
4 5 (4.27%) Google
4 5 (4.27%) MuleSoft
4 5 (4.27%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (3.42%) Atlassian
5 4 (3.42%) Cloudera
5 4 (3.42%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.71%) Dynatrace
6 2 (1.71%) Oracle
6 2 (1.71%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.71%) Splunk
7 1 (0.85%) WSO2
7 1 (0.85%) Xamarin