Period
to 8 December 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Azure Pipelines skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Azure Pipelines over the 6 months to 8 December 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 Pipelines
UK > England
6 months to
8 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 672 509 749
Rank change year-on-year -163 +240 +143
Contract jobs citing Azure Pipelines 88 31 28
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.098% 0.038%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.35% 0.30% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 16 26
10th Percentile £379 £370 £440
25th Percentile £431 £400 £478
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £445 £500
Median % change year-on-year +17.98% -11.00% -
75th Percentile £600 £575 £550
90th Percentile £650 £619 £653
UK median daily rate £550 £450 £500
% change year-on-year +22.22% -10.00% -

Azure Pipelines 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 25,430 10,298 22,123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.55% 32.55% 30.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,489 7,350 15,497
10th Percentile £319 £306 £280
25th Percentile £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.04%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £588
90th Percentile £713 £673 £663
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £495
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.01% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 432 172 322
10th Percentile £12.75 £13.00 £13.88
25th Percentile £14.33 £16.49 £16.25
Median hourly rate £20.90 £22.50 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -7.11% +9.76% +17.14%
75th Percentile £45.11 £46.44 £40.25
90th Percentile £65.00 £60.00 £76.45
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £22.82 £20.00
% change year-on-year -7.98% +14.10% +14.29%

Azure Pipelines
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Azure Pipelines as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Azure Pipelines in England

Azure Pipelines
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Azure Pipelines in England.

Daily rate trend for Azure Pipelines in England

Azure Pipelines
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure Pipelines in England over the 6 months to 8 December 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Azure Pipelines in England

Azure Pipelines
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 Pipelines within the England region over the 6 months to 8 December 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 -194 28 £575 +27.78% 11
South West -38 15 £525 +42.37% 2
South East -68 13 £563 +32.74% 3
North of England -65 9 £450 +12.50% 4
East of England - 7 £413 - 1
North West -48 5 £450 +12.50% 3
Yorkshire - 4 £450 - 1
Midlands -74 3 £525 - 6
East Midlands - 3 £525 - 1
Azure Pipelines
UK

For the 6 months to 8 December 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Azure Pipelines 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 Pipelines.

1 88 (100.00%) Azure
2 55 (62.50%) DevOps
3 37 (42.05%) SQL
4 34 (38.64%) Kubernetes
5 30 (34.09%) .NET
5 30 (34.09%) C#
5 30 (34.09%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 26 (29.55%) Serverless
7 25 (28.41%) YAML
8 24 (27.27%) Terraform
8 24 (27.27%) Azure App Service
8 24 (27.27%) Azure Functions
9 22 (25.00%) Azure Service Bus
9 22 (25.00%) SOLID
9 22 (25.00%) Git (software)
10 21 (23.86%) Continuous Integration
10 21 (23.86%) .NET Core
11 19 (21.59%) Agile Software Development
11 19 (21.59%) JavaScript
12 18 (20.45%) MVC
12 18 (20.45%) PaaS
12 18 (20.45%) Azure Event Grid
13 16 (18.18%) IaaS
13 16 (18.18%) PowerShell
13 16 (18.18%) Infrastructure as Code
14 15 (17.05%) Finance
14 15 (17.05%) SOA
14 15 (17.05%) Microsoft
14 15 (17.05%) Azure Active Directory
15 14 (15.91%) Linux Command Line

Azure Pipelines
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 9 (10.23%) Apache
1 9 (10.23%) Elasticsearch
1 9 (10.23%) nginx
2 6 (6.82%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.41%) CMS
3 3 (3.41%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (3.41%) Tornado
4 1 (1.14%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 88 (100.00%) Azure
2 30 (34.09%) Azure Cosmos DB
3 26 (29.55%) Serverless
4 24 (27.27%) Azure App Service
4 24 (27.27%) Azure Functions
5 22 (25.00%) Azure Service Bus
6 18 (20.45%) Azure Event Grid
6 18 (20.45%) PaaS
7 16 (18.18%) IaaS
8 15 (17.05%) Azure Active Directory
9 12 (13.64%) Azure Storage
10 11 (12.50%) AWS
10 11 (12.50%) SaaS
11 10 (11.36%) SonarCloud
12 7 (7.95%) Azure Sentinel
13 6 (6.82%) BrowserStack
14 4 (4.55%) Azure Key Vault
14 4 (4.55%) Dynamics 365
14 4 (4.55%) GCP
14 4 (4.55%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.50%) DNS
2 10 (11.36%) SSL
2 10 (11.36%) VLAN
2 10 (11.36%) WAN
3 8 (9.09%) Internet
4 2 (2.27%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.68%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.55%) Redis
2 4 (4.55%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.41%) Event Store
4 2 (2.27%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (1.14%) DB2
5 1 (1.14%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (1.14%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.14%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.14%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 22 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 12 (13.64%) Jenkins
3 11 (12.50%) SonarQube
4 9 (10.23%) Maven
4 9 (10.23%) Selenium
5 8 (9.09%) Gradle
6 6 (6.82%) JUnit
6 6 (6.82%) Mockito
6 6 (6.82%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (3.41%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (2.27%) JIRA
8 2 (2.27%) SpecFlow
9 1 (1.14%) Ant
9 1 (1.14%) CircleCI
9 1 (1.14%) gulp
9 1 (1.14%) Hudson
9 1 (1.14%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (1.14%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.14%) webpack
General
1 15 (17.05%) Finance
2 6 (6.82%) Social Skills
3 4 (4.55%) Public Sector
4 3 (3.41%) Banking
5 2 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.27%) Retail
6 1 (1.14%) Electronics
6 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.14%) Marketing
6 1 (1.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (36.36%) Developer
2 31 (35.23%) DevOps Engineer
3 20 (22.73%) .NET Developer
4 17 (19.32%) Azure Engineer
5 16 (18.18%) Azure DevOps
6 14 (15.91%) Azure Developer
6 14 (15.91%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 9 (10.23%) Consultant
8 8 (9.09%) DevOps Consultant
8 8 (9.09%) Senior Developer
9 7 (7.95%) Azure Consultant
9 7 (7.95%) C# Developer
10 6 (6.82%) Kubernetes Engineer
11 5 (5.68%) Python Engineer
11 5 (5.68%) Senior .NET Developer
12 4 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
13 3 (3.41%) Environment Manager
13 3 (3.41%) Java Developer
13 3 (3.41%) Senior DevOps
13 3 (3.41%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (34.09%) .NET
2 25 (28.41%) YAML
3 21 (23.86%) .NET Core
4 12 (13.64%) .NET Framework
4 12 (13.64%) Web Services
5 11 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
5 11 (12.50%) JSON
6 9 (10.23%) Entity Framework
6 9 (10.23%) RESTful
7 8 (9.09%) Node.js
7 8 (9.09%) React
8 7 (7.95%) AngularJS
8 7 (7.95%) CSS
8 7 (7.95%) REST
8 7 (7.95%) SOAP
9 6 (6.82%) Jest
9 6 (6.82%) Kafka
10 5 (5.68%) ASP.NET
10 5 (5.68%) HTML
11 4 (4.55%) ARM Templates
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.91%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (3.41%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.27%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.27%) Enterprise Cloud
3 2 (2.27%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.14%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.14%) Cloud Native
4 1 (1.14%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.14%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.14%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.14%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (15.91%) Linux
2 11 (12.50%) Windows
3 10 (11.36%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.27%) VMS
5 1 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (62.50%) DevOps
2 22 (25.00%) SOLID
3 21 (23.86%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (21.59%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (20.45%) MVC
6 16 (18.18%) Infrastructure as Code
7 15 (17.05%) SOA
8 14 (15.91%) Test Automation
9 13 (14.77%) Microservices
9 13 (14.77%) TDD
10 11 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
10 11 (12.50%) Open Source
10 11 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
11 10 (11.36%) Load Balancing
12 9 (10.23%) Analytics
13 7 (7.95%) B2C
13 7 (7.95%) Software Engineering
14 5 (5.68%) Deployment Automation
14 5 (5.68%) Enterprise Architecture
14 5 (5.68%) Full Stack Development
Programming Languages
1 37 (42.05%) SQL
2 30 (34.09%) C#
3 19 (21.59%) JavaScript
4 16 (18.18%) PowerShell
5 13 (14.77%) Java
5 13 (14.77%) Python
6 8 (9.09%) Bash Shell
7 7 (7.95%) Shell Script
8 6 (6.82%) ES6
9 4 (4.55%) TypeScript
10 2 (2.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (3.41%) Degree
1 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.14%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.09%) QA
2 1 (1.14%) Accessibility
System Software
1 14 (15.91%) Active Directory
1 14 (15.91%) Docker
2 6 (6.82%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 34 (38.64%) Kubernetes
2 24 (27.27%) Terraform
3 6 (6.82%) Grafana
3 6 (6.82%) Graylog
3 6 (6.82%) Nagios
4 3 (3.41%) Ansible
5 1 (1.14%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 15 (17.05%) Microsoft
2 10 (11.36%) NetApp
2 10 (11.36%) SAP
3 8 (9.09%) F5
4 6 (6.82%) SolarWinds
5 3 (3.41%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.14%) Databricks
6 1 (1.14%) Google
6 1 (1.14%) MuleSoft
6 1 (1.14%) New Relic
6 1 (1.14%) PagerDuty
6 1 (1.14%) Perforce
6 1 (1.14%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.14%) Splunk