Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 563 744 826
Rank change year-on-year +181 +82 -
Contract jobs citing Azure Functions 256 108 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.30% 0.11% 0.007%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.05% 0.51% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 76 3
England median daily rate £495 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £365 £413 £438
90th Percentile £575 £547 £513
UK median daily rate £490 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -2.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
England median hourly rate - £62.50 -
UK median hourly rate - £62.50 -

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 24,479 21,040 13,075
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 28.81% 22.14% 14.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,921 14,518 8,959
England median daily rate £500 £475 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.11%
10th Percentile £313 £308 £275
90th Percentile £656 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 330 292 191
England median hourly rate £23.90 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.48% -4.76% +10.53%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £70.00 £71.25 £61.00
UK median hourly rate £22.34 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +17.55% - -

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 20 July 2019.

Contractor daily 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 20 July 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 +105 117 £500 -2.44% 12
South East +43 60 £488 -2.50% 12
North of England +53 23 £425 - 8
Midlands +41 23 £450 - 9
South West - 22 £550 - 7
West Midlands +26 21 £450 - 8
North West +25 16 £400 - 4
East of England +18 11 £500 -4.76% 1
North East - 5 £400 - 2
Yorkshire - 2 £494 - 2
East Midlands +20 1 £400 -23.81% 1
Azure Functions
UK

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 256 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 256 (100.00%) Serverless
2 162 (63.28%) C#
3 137 (53.52%) .NET
4 119 (46.48%) Microsoft
5 109 (42.58%) SQL
6 104 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
7 84 (32.81%) Cosmos DB
8 67 (26.17%) SQL Server
9 65 (25.39%) DevOps
10 64 (25.00%) Visual Studio Team System
11 60 (23.44%) Microservices
12 58 (22.66%) ASP.NET Web API
13 57 (22.27%) PowerShell
14 54 (21.09%) .NET Core
15 53 (20.70%) TDD
16 51 (19.92%) Continuous Integration
17 48 (18.75%) Azure SQL Database
18 47 (18.36%) Scrum
19 46 (17.97%) PaaS
20 44 (17.19%) Active Directory
21 43 (16.80%) RESTful
22 42 (16.41%) Business Intelligence
22 42 (16.41%) Docker
23 41 (16.02%) Azure Active Directory
24 39 (15.23%) Kubernetes
24 39 (15.23%) Git (software)
25 38 (14.84%) T-SQL
26 36 (14.06%) Test Automation
27 35 (13.67%) Visual Studio

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 14 (5.47%) Confluence
2 12 (4.69%) SharePoint
3 11 (4.30%) Apache Spark
4 10 (3.91%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (1.56%) Apache
5 4 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.78%) SAS
6 2 (0.78%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.39%) Anypoint
7 1 (0.39%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.39%) CMS
7 1 (0.39%) Gunicorn
7 1 (0.39%) IIS
7 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (0.39%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 29 (11.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.39%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 256 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 256 (100.00%) Serverless
2 46 (17.97%) PaaS
3 41 (16.02%) Azure Active Directory
4 34 (13.28%) Azure Data Factory
4 34 (13.28%) Power Platform
5 23 (8.98%) Dynamics 365
6 20 (7.81%) Amazon AWS
7 19 (7.42%) GitHub
8 18 (7.03%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 16 (6.25%) IaaS
10 15 (5.86%) AWS Lambda
10 15 (5.86%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
11 14 (5.47%) SaaS
12 11 (4.30%) Data Lake Analytics
13 9 (3.52%) PowerApps
14 6 (2.34%) Office 365
15 5 (1.95%) Microsoft Flow
16 4 (1.56%) Azure Stack
17 3 (1.17%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.47%) FTP
2 13 (5.08%) HTTP
2 13 (5.08%) VPN
3 3 (1.17%) Firewall
4 2 (0.78%) Network Security
5 1 (0.39%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (0.39%) SMTP
5 1 (0.39%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (32.81%) Cosmos DB
2 67 (26.17%) SQL Server
3 48 (18.75%) Azure SQL Database
4 28 (10.94%) Data Lake
5 26 (10.16%) Power BI
6 18 (7.03%) Data Warehouse
7 17 (6.64%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 15 (5.86%) Big Data
9 14 (5.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 12 (4.69%) Relational Database
11 11 (4.30%) NoSQL
11 11 (4.30%) Redis
12 10 (3.91%) Hadoop
13 7 (2.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 6 (2.34%) MongoDB
15 4 (1.56%) MySQL
15 4 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
15 4 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 3 (1.17%) DB2
16 3 (1.17%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 64 (25.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 39 (15.23%) Git (software)
3 35 (13.67%) Visual Studio
4 26 (10.16%) Jenkins
5 17 (6.64%) SpecFlow
6 16 (6.25%) JIRA
6 16 (6.25%) Octopus Deploy
6 16 (6.25%) TeamCity
7 13 (5.08%) tSQLt
8 10 (3.91%) Selenium
9 7 (2.73%) NUnit
10 6 (2.34%) Moq
11 5 (1.95%) Artifactory
11 5 (1.95%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (1.95%) WebDriver
12 4 (1.56%) Sonatype Nexus
12 4 (1.56%) Visual Studio Code
13 3 (1.17%) GitLab
13 3 (1.17%) GoCD
13 3 (1.17%) MSTest
General
1 33 (12.89%) Finance
2 24 (9.38%) Retail
3 11 (4.30%) Marketing
4 10 (3.91%) Telecoms
5 9 (3.52%) Electronics
5 9 (3.52%) Manufacturing
6 8 (3.13%) Front Office
7 3 (1.17%) Games
8 2 (0.78%) Banking
8 2 (0.78%) Local Government
9 1 (0.39%) Advertising
9 1 (0.39%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 119 (46.48%) Developer
2 60 (23.44%) Azure Developer
3 38 (14.84%) Azure Engineer
4 37 (14.45%) .NET Developer
5 30 (11.72%) C# Developer
6 21 (8.20%) Consultant
7 19 (7.42%) Data Engineer
8 18 (7.03%) Azure Consultant
8 18 (7.03%) Azure DevOps
8 18 (7.03%) Software Engineer
9 17 (6.64%) DevOps Engineer
10 15 (5.86%) Senior Developer
11 13 (5.08%) CRM Developer
12 12 (4.69%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 12 (4.69%) C# .NET Developer
12 12 (4.69%) Dynamics CRM Developer
13 11 (4.30%) Python Developer
14 10 (3.91%) Azure Software Engineer
15 9 (3.52%) Software Developer
16 8 (3.13%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (53.52%) .NET
2 58 (22.66%) ASP.NET Web API
3 54 (21.09%) .NET Core
4 43 (16.80%) RESTful
5 35 (13.67%) REST
6 33 (12.89%) ASP.NET
7 30 (11.72%) JSON
8 29 (11.33%) XML
9 27 (10.55%) .NET Framework
9 27 (10.55%) WCF
10 26 (10.16%) AngularJS
11 24 (9.38%) SOAP
12 17 (6.64%) React
12 17 (6.64%) Web Services
13 14 (5.47%) Entity Framework
14 11 (4.30%) Django
14 11 (4.30%) Flask
14 11 (4.30%) Swagger
15 10 (3.91%) OAuth
15 10 (3.91%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.42%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.69%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (2.73%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (1.95%) Public Cloud
5 3 (1.17%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (0.78%) Data Centre
6 2 (0.78%) Private Cloud
6 2 (0.78%) User Experience
7 1 (0.39%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.39%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.39%) Online Games
7 1 (0.39%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.39%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 8 (3.13%) Windows
2 7 (2.73%) Linux
3 5 (1.95%) VMS
4 3 (1.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (25.39%) DevOps
3 60 (23.44%) Microservices
4 53 (20.70%) TDD
5 51 (19.92%) Continuous Integration
6 47 (18.36%) Scrum
7 42 (16.41%) Business Intelligence
8 36 (14.06%) Test Automation
9 35 (13.67%) Analytics
10 29 (11.33%) Continuous Delivery
10 29 (11.33%) CRM
10 29 (11.33%) Problem-Solving
11 25 (9.77%) MVC
12 24 (9.38%) B2C
12 24 (9.38%) BDD
12 24 (9.38%) Software Engineering
13 22 (8.59%) ETL
14 19 (7.42%) Continuous Deployment
15 18 (7.03%) Workflow
16 16 (6.25%) Data Integration
Programming Languages
1 162 (63.28%) C#
2 109 (42.58%) SQL
3 57 (22.27%) PowerShell
4 38 (14.84%) T-SQL
5 35 (13.67%) JavaScript
6 22 (8.59%) Python
7 16 (6.25%) U-SQL
8 6 (2.34%) Java
9 4 (1.56%) TypeScript
10 3 (1.17%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 2 (0.78%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.78%) C++
11 2 (0.78%) R
12 1 (0.39%) Bourne shell
12 1 (0.39%) ES6
12 1 (0.39%) Go
12 1 (0.39%) Scala
12 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.39%) XAML
12 1 (0.39%) XPath
Qualifications
1 12 (4.69%) Computer Science Degree
1 12 (4.69%) Degree
2 9 (3.52%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.34%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.95%) ISEB
4 5 (1.95%) ISTQB
4 5 (1.95%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.78%) MCSE
6 1 (0.39%) MCAD
6 1 (0.39%) MCP
6 1 (0.39%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.78%) QA
2 1 (0.39%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.39%) SLA
2 1 (0.39%) WCAG
System Software
1 44 (17.19%) Active Directory
2 42 (16.41%) Docker
3 2 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 39 (15.23%) Kubernetes
2 23 (8.98%) Terraform
3 10 (3.91%) Ansible
4 8 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (1.95%) Puppet
6 2 (0.78%) Grafana
6 2 (0.78%) Istio
Vendors
1 119 (46.48%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.69%) Databricks
3 9 (3.52%) SAP
3 9 (3.52%) Xamarin
4 8 (3.13%) Google
5 6 (2.34%) Oracle
6 5 (1.95%) MuleSoft
7 3 (1.17%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (0.78%) Cognos
8 2 (0.78%) Jitterbit
8 2 (0.78%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.78%) SolarWinds
8 2 (0.78%) Tableau
8 2 (0.78%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.39%) Alteryx
9 1 (0.39%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.39%) Sonatype
9 1 (0.39%) Splunk
9 1 (0.39%) StreamSets
9 1 (0.39%) WSO2