Period
to 6 December 2019

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 6 December 2019 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
6 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 452 713 842
Rank change year-on-year +261 +129 -
Contract jobs citing Azure Functions 309 163 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.42% 0.17% 0.035%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.38% 0.68% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 107 30
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £406 £405 £449
90th Percentile £631 £643 £600
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 0 0
England median hourly rate £72.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £72.50 - -

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 22,359 23,840 16,858
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.07% 24.86% 17.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,303 16,731 11,803
England median daily rate £500 £490 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £283 £306 £275
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £495 £484 £470
% change year-on-year +2.27% +2.98% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 373 316 211
England median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £20.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.86% -15.27% +8.71%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £78.75 £58.75 £58.75
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% -12.50% +7.85%

Azure Functions
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Azure Functions in England

Azure Functions
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Azure Functions in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure Functions in England

Azure Functions
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure Functions in England over the 6 months to 6 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure Functions in England

Azure Functions
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Azure Functions in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Azure Functions in England

Azure Functions
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure Functions in England over the 6 months to 6 December 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 December 2019. 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 +131 149 £525 +5.00% 15
North of England +80 60 £469 +4.17% 4
South East +69 54 £450 -10.00% 10
North West +56 46 £463 +2.78% 4
South West +29 27 £525 - 5
Midlands +58 16 £475 +11.76% 4
West Midlands +42 14 £500 +17.65% 3
Yorkshire - 10 £450 -
North East +19 4 £493 +3.68%
East Midlands - 2 £350 - 1
East of England +38 1 £525 +5.00% 3
Azure Functions
UK

For the 6 months to 6 December 2019, 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.

1 309 (100.00%) Azure
1 309 (100.00%) Serverless
2 188 (60.84%) .NET
3 173 (55.99%) C#
4 154 (49.84%) Microsoft
5 115 (37.22%) SQL
6 113 (36.57%) DevOps
7 106 (34.30%) Agile Software Development
8 88 (28.48%) Power Platform
9 85 (27.51%) Power BI
10 79 (25.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 76 (24.60%) JavaScript
12 73 (23.62%) SQL Server
13 71 (22.98%) Dynamics 365
14 70 (22.65%) Azure SQL Database
14 70 (22.65%) ASP.NET
15 69 (22.33%) CRM
16 65 (21.04%) Dynamics CRM
17 64 (20.71%) .NET Core
18 63 (20.39%) Azure Active Directory
19 62 (20.06%) Scrum
20 60 (19.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 58 (18.77%) Microservices
22 51 (16.50%) Data Lake
23 50 (16.18%) Active Directory
24 48 (15.53%) Azure Data Factory
25 45 (14.56%) Finance
26 43 (13.92%) TDD
26 43 (13.92%) Kanban
27 42 (13.59%) Workflow

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 28 (9.06%) SharePoint
2 14 (4.53%) Confluence
3 9 (2.91%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (1.94%) Apache
4 6 (1.94%) Apache Spark
5 4 (1.29%) IIS
5 4 (1.29%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.32%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.32%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.32%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.32%) Umbraco
Applications
1 26 (8.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (4.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 14 (4.53%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 65 (21.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.94%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.32%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 309 (100.00%) Azure
1 309 (100.00%) Serverless
2 88 (28.48%) Power Platform
3 71 (22.98%) Dynamics 365
4 63 (20.39%) Azure Active Directory
5 48 (15.53%) Azure Data Factory
6 33 (10.68%) PaaS
7 28 (9.06%) AWS
8 21 (6.80%) PowerApps
9 18 (5.83%) Microsoft Flow
10 17 (5.50%) AWS Lambda
11 16 (5.18%) SaaS
12 11 (3.56%) IaaS
13 10 (3.24%) Office 365
14 9 (2.91%) Data Lake Analytics
15 6 (1.94%) GitHub
16 5 (1.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 5 (1.62%) OpenShift
17 2 (0.65%) Azure Machine Learning
17 2 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.59%) DNS
2 3 (0.97%) VPN
3 2 (0.65%) Skype
4 1 (0.32%) FTP
4 1 (0.32%) HTTP
4 1 (0.32%) Network Security
4 1 (0.32%) SMTP
4 1 (0.32%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (27.51%) Power BI
2 79 (25.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 73 (23.62%) SQL Server
4 70 (22.65%) Azure SQL Database
5 60 (19.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 51 (16.50%) Data Lake
7 40 (12.94%) Cosmos DB
8 16 (5.18%) Relational Database
9 13 (4.21%) Redis
10 12 (3.88%) Spotfire
11 10 (3.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 8 (2.59%) Big Data
12 8 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (2.59%) MongoDB
13 7 (2.27%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 7 (2.27%) SQLite
14 6 (1.94%) SSDT
15 5 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
16 4 (1.29%) Data Mart
16 4 (1.29%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 35 (11.33%) Visual Studio
2 25 (8.09%) Git (software)
3 21 (6.80%) Visual Studio Team System
4 14 (4.53%) JIRA
5 11 (3.56%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (2.59%) TeamCity
7 7 (2.27%) ReSharper
8 6 (1.94%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (0.97%) Mocha
9 3 (0.97%) Sinon.JS
10 2 (0.65%) Moq
10 2 (0.65%) NUnit
11 1 (0.32%) Grunt
11 1 (0.32%) Jasmine
11 1 (0.32%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.32%) Karma Test Runner
11 1 (0.32%) Sahi
11 1 (0.32%) Selenium
11 1 (0.32%) Subversion
11 1 (0.32%) WATIR
General
1 45 (14.56%) Finance
2 36 (11.65%) Public Sector
3 21 (6.80%) Front Office
4 14 (4.53%) Banking
5 7 (2.27%) Local Government
5 7 (2.27%) Retail
6 3 (0.97%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.65%) Electronics
7 2 (0.65%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.65%) Marketing
7 2 (0.65%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.32%) Back Office
8 1 (0.32%) Law
8 1 (0.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 191 (61.81%) Developer
2 71 (22.98%) Azure Developer
3 59 (19.09%) .NET Developer
4 43 (13.92%) Architect
5 35 (11.33%) Senior Developer
6 33 (10.68%) Azure Engineer
7 25 (8.09%) Consultant
8 24 (7.77%) C# Developer
9 22 (7.12%) Microsoft Developer
10 19 (6.15%) Azure Architect
11 16 (5.18%) Azure DevOps
11 16 (5.18%) Solutions Architect
12 15 (4.85%) Applications Developer
12 15 (4.85%) Python Developer
12 15 (4.85%) Senior .NET Developer
13 14 (4.53%) C# .NET Developer
13 14 (4.53%) DevOps Engineer
13 14 (4.53%) Software Engineer
14 13 (4.21%) Technical Architect
15 12 (3.88%) Azure DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (60.84%) .NET
2 70 (22.65%) ASP.NET
3 64 (20.71%) .NET Core
4 39 (12.62%) ASP.NET Web API
5 38 (12.30%) .NET Framework
6 34 (11.00%) AngularJS
6 34 (11.00%) REST
7 25 (8.09%) React
8 23 (7.44%) JSON
9 19 (6.15%) Entity Framework
10 18 (5.83%) XML
11 17 (5.50%) LINQ
12 14 (4.53%) RESTful
13 12 (3.88%) HTML
14 11 (3.56%) CSS
14 11 (3.56%) Swagger
15 10 (3.24%) Web Services
16 9 (2.91%) Android SDK
17 8 (2.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 7 (2.27%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 33 (10.68%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (3.24%) Mobile App
3 9 (2.91%) Public Cloud
4 8 (2.59%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (1.94%) Smartphone
6 5 (1.62%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (0.97%) NHS
7 3 (0.97%) User Experience
8 2 (0.65%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (0.65%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.65%) W3C
9 1 (0.32%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.32%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.32%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.32%) Video\Live Streaming
9 1 (0.32%) YubiKey
Operating Systems
1 15 (4.85%) Android
2 13 (4.21%) Windows
3 12 (3.88%) VMS
4 10 (3.24%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.94%) Linux
6 5 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.32%) CentOS
7 1 (0.32%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.32%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (36.57%) DevOps
2 106 (34.30%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (22.33%) CRM
4 62 (20.06%) Scrum
5 58 (18.77%) Microservices
6 43 (13.92%) Kanban
6 43 (13.92%) TDD
7 42 (13.59%) Workflow
8 40 (12.94%) Business Intelligence
9 38 (12.30%) Case Management
10 33 (10.68%) B2C
11 28 (9.06%) BDD
11 28 (9.06%) Creative Thinking
12 26 (8.41%) Open Source
13 25 (8.09%) Migration
14 22 (7.12%) Continuous Integration
14 22 (7.12%) Software Engineering
14 22 (7.12%) Systematic Trading
15 21 (6.80%) Analytics
16 19 (6.15%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 173 (55.99%) C#
2 115 (37.22%) SQL
3 76 (24.60%) JavaScript
4 42 (13.59%) Java
4 42 (13.59%) Python
5 29 (9.39%) T-SQL
6 23 (7.44%) PowerShell
7 16 (5.18%) Scala
8 14 (4.53%) TypeScript
9 12 (3.88%) C++
9 12 (3.88%) VBA
10 6 (1.94%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 5 (1.62%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.97%) ES8
12 3 (0.97%) Ruby
13 2 (0.65%) C
13 2 (0.65%) R
13 2 (0.65%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.65%) U-SQL
14 1 (0.32%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 20 (6.47%) BPSS Clearance
2 14 (4.53%) Degree
3 13 (4.21%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (4.21%) DBS Check
4 9 (2.91%) Security Cleared
5 4 (1.29%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.32%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.50%) QA
2 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.32%) RosettaNet
2 1 (0.32%) WCAG
System Software
1 50 (16.18%) Active Directory
2 36 (11.65%) Docker
3 11 (3.56%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.32%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 30 (9.71%) Kubernetes
2 7 (2.27%) MIIS
3 5 (1.62%) BMC PATROL
3 5 (1.62%) collectd
3 5 (1.62%) logstash
3 5 (1.62%) Terraform
3 5 (1.62%) Zipkin
4 4 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.29%) Puppet
5 3 (0.97%) Ansible
6 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 154 (49.84%) Microsoft
2 26 (8.41%) Databricks
3 15 (4.85%) Sparx
4 13 (4.21%) Xamarin
5 9 (2.91%) Oracle
6 6 (1.94%) Alteryx
6 6 (1.94%) Google
6 6 (1.94%) Splunk
6 6 (1.94%) StreamSets
7 5 (1.62%) BMC
7 5 (1.62%) Dynatrace
7 5 (1.62%) HP
7 5 (1.62%) New Relic
8 2 (0.65%) Jitterbit
8 2 (0.65%) MuleSoft
8 2 (0.65%) SAP
8 2 (0.65%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.32%) ESRI
9 1 (0.32%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.32%) ServiceNow