Period
to 20 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Azure Service Bus skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Azure Service Bus over the 6 months to 20 October 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.

Microsoft Azure Service Bus
UK > England
6 months to
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 439 403 520
Rank change year-on-year -36 +117 +50
Contract jobs citing Azure Service Bus 316 93 275
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.47% 0.34% 0.36%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.32% 1.07% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 66 215
10th Percentile £394 £413 £400
25th Percentile £425 £448 £420
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £515 £525 £488
Median % change year-on-year -1.90% +7.69% -2.50%
75th Percentile £600 £600 £538
90th Percentile £688 £650 £595
UK median daily rate £525 £550 £485
% change year-on-year -4.55% +13.40% -3.00%

Azure Service Bus 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 23,975 8,690 22,781
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.51% 32.08% 29.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,390 6,183 16,027
10th Percentile £322 £313 £298
25th Percentile £425 £400 £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 414 116 318
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.63 £13.25
25th Percentile £14.13 £16.94 £16.25
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -6.98% +2.38% +20.00%
75th Percentile £41.62 £40.19 £41.94
90th Percentile £65.00 £55.00 £71.25
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £21.86 £20.50
% change year-on-year -3.93% +6.63% +17.14%

Azure Service Bus
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Azure Service Bus in England

Azure Service Bus
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for Azure Service Bus in England

Azure Service Bus
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure Service Bus in England over the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Azure Service Bus in England

Azure Service Bus
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 Service Bus within the England region over the 6 months to 20 October 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 -125 151 £573 -0.43% 37
North of England -26 62 £438 -12.50% 10
North West -24 37 £425 -15.00% 8
South East -65 30 £500 +5.26% 22
Yorkshire - 24 £525 - 2
Midlands -70 15 £475 +11.76% 9
South West - 13 £475 - 7
East of England -44 12 £413 -13.16% 9
West Midlands -62 10 £475 +11.76% 6
East Midlands - 5 £425 - 3
North East - 1 £715 -
Azure Service Bus
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Azure Service Bus 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 Service Bus.

1 316 (100.00%) Azure
2 196 (62.03%) .NET
3 187 (59.18%) C#
4 174 (55.06%) DevOps
5 135 (42.72%) Serverless
6 124 (39.24%) Azure Functions
7 114 (36.08%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 111 (35.13%) Microsoft
9 108 (34.18%) Azure Logic Apps
10 107 (33.86%) SQL
11 106 (33.54%) Agile Software Development
11 106 (33.54%) .NET Core
12 87 (27.53%) Microservices
13 85 (26.90%) Azure Event Grid
14 69 (21.84%) Azure SQL Database
15 67 (21.20%) PaaS
15 67 (21.20%) Kubernetes
16 64 (20.25%) Docker
17 60 (18.99%) SQL Server
18 57 (18.04%) Finance
19 56 (17.72%) ASP.NET Web API
20 54 (17.09%) JavaScript
21 51 (16.14%) Unit Testing
22 49 (15.51%) Greenfield Project
22 49 (15.51%) Power Platform
23 48 (15.19%) Social Skills
24 46 (14.56%) Azure Active Directory
24 46 (14.56%) .NET Framework
25 44 (13.92%) ASP.NET
25 44 (13.92%) Dynamics 365

Azure Service Bus
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 35 (11.08%) BizTalk Server
2 21 (6.65%) SharePoint
3 14 (4.43%) Confluence
4 7 (2.22%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.95%) Apache
5 3 (0.95%) CMS
5 3 (0.95%) SAS
5 3 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (0.95%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.63%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.32%) Drupal
7 1 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.32%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.32%) Kentico
7 1 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 27 (8.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.63%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 316 (100.00%) Azure
2 135 (42.72%) Serverless
3 124 (39.24%) Azure Functions
4 114 (36.08%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 108 (34.18%) Azure Logic Apps
6 85 (26.90%) Azure Event Grid
7 67 (21.20%) PaaS
8 49 (15.51%) Power Platform
9 46 (14.56%) Azure Active Directory
10 44 (13.92%) Dynamics 365
11 33 (10.44%) Azure Storage
12 30 (9.49%) Azure Data Factory
13 29 (9.18%) Azure App Service
14 26 (8.23%) SaaS
15 21 (6.65%) Azure Key Vault
15 21 (6.65%) PowerApps
16 20 (6.33%) IaaS
17 19 (6.01%) Power Automate
18 18 (5.70%) AWS
18 18 (5.70%) Azure Service Fabric
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.48%) VPN
2 8 (2.53%) DNS
3 7 (2.22%) SSL
4 4 (1.27%) HTTP
4 4 (1.27%) Software-Defined Networking
5 2 (0.63%) Extranet
5 2 (0.63%) Network Security
6 1 (0.32%) AMQP
6 1 (0.32%) DHCP
6 1 (0.32%) LAN
6 1 (0.32%) SMS
6 1 (0.32%) VLAN
6 1 (0.32%) VSAN
6 1 (0.32%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (21.84%) Azure SQL Database
2 60 (18.99%) SQL Server
3 28 (8.86%) Data Lake
3 28 (8.86%) Power BI
4 18 (5.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (4.43%) MongoDB
5 14 (4.43%) Redis
6 13 (4.11%) Big Data
7 12 (3.80%) NoSQL
8 11 (3.48%) Hadoop
9 8 (2.53%) MariaDB
9 8 (2.53%) MySQL
10 7 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (1.90%) Cloudant
12 5 (1.58%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 4 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
13 4 (1.27%) Relational Database
14 2 (0.63%) Delta Lake
14 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
14 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 38 (12.03%) Git (software)
2 24 (7.59%) JIRA
3 20 (6.33%) Visual Studio
4 12 (3.80%) Postman
4 12 (3.80%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (3.48%) TeamCity
6 9 (2.85%) Octopus Deploy
7 8 (2.53%) Visual Studio Team System
8 7 (2.22%) Jenkins
8 7 (2.22%) SpecFlow
9 6 (1.90%) GitLab
9 6 (1.90%) JUnit
9 6 (1.90%) NUnit
9 6 (1.90%) Selenium
10 5 (1.58%) Bitbucket
11 4 (1.27%) webpack
12 3 (0.95%) Liquibase
12 3 (0.95%) Mockito
12 3 (0.95%) Visual Studio Code
13 2 (0.63%) Moq
General
1 57 (18.04%) Finance
2 48 (15.19%) Social Skills
3 17 (5.38%) Legal
4 15 (4.75%) Financial Institution
5 14 (4.43%) Banking
6 13 (4.11%) Public Sector
7 8 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (2.53%) Investment Banking
8 7 (2.22%) Marketing
8 7 (2.22%) Retail
9 6 (1.90%) Front Office
10 5 (1.58%) Documentation Skills
10 5 (1.58%) Electronics
10 5 (1.58%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.58%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.63%) Law
11 2 (0.63%) Local Government
11 2 (0.63%) Presentation Skills
12 1 (0.32%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.32%) German Language
Job Titles
1 148 (46.84%) Developer
2 65 (20.57%) .NET Developer
3 63 (19.94%) Azure Developer
4 52 (16.46%) Architect
5 37 (11.71%) C# Developer
6 36 (11.39%) Azure Architect
7 29 (9.18%) Azure Engineer
8 25 (7.91%) Solutions Architect
9 22 (6.96%) Senior Developer
10 19 (6.01%) Integration Architect
11 17 (5.38%) C# .NET Developer
12 16 (5.06%) Integration Developer
13 15 (4.75%) Full Stack Developer
14 13 (4.11%) Microsoft Developer
15 12 (3.80%) Software Engineer
16 11 (3.48%) Data Engineer
16 11 (3.48%) Senior .NET Developer
17 10 (3.16%) Cloud Engineer
18 9 (2.85%) Consultant
19 6 (1.90%) Azure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 196 (62.03%) .NET
2 106 (33.54%) .NET Core
3 56 (17.72%) ASP.NET Web API
4 46 (14.56%) .NET Framework
5 44 (13.92%) ASP.NET
6 43 (13.61%) REST
7 38 (12.03%) Entity Framework
8 31 (9.81%) JSON
9 30 (9.49%) HTML
10 27 (8.54%) SOAP
11 25 (7.91%) AngularJS
11 25 (7.91%) RESTful
11 25 (7.91%) Swagger
12 24 (7.59%) CSS
13 23 (7.28%) React
14 21 (6.65%) ARM Templates
14 21 (6.65%) Web Services
15 16 (5.06%) Kafka
16 15 (4.75%) ASP.NET MVC
16 15 (4.75%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 49 (15.51%) Greenfield Project
2 15 (4.75%) Cloud Native
2 15 (4.75%) Hedge funds
3 10 (3.16%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (2.85%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (2.53%) Data Structures
6 7 (2.22%) Legacy Applications
7 5 (1.58%) Legacy Systems
8 4 (1.27%) Grid Computing
8 4 (1.27%) Legacy Code
8 4 (1.27%) NHS
8 4 (1.27%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.95%) PKI
9 3 (0.95%) User Experience
9 3 (0.95%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.63%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.63%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.63%) Derivative
10 2 (0.63%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.63%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 12 (3.80%) Linux
2 10 (3.16%) Windows
3 3 (0.95%) Android
4 2 (0.63%) VMS
4 2 (0.63%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.32%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (55.06%) DevOps
2 106 (33.54%) Agile Software Development
3 87 (27.53%) Microservices
4 51 (16.14%) Unit Testing
5 42 (13.29%) API Development
6 40 (12.66%) MVC
7 37 (11.71%) SOLID
8 35 (11.08%) Data Modelling
9 33 (10.44%) Test Automation
10 31 (9.81%) TDD
11 30 (9.49%) Business Intelligence
11 30 (9.49%) Continuous Integration
12 29 (9.18%) Full Stack Development
13 28 (8.86%) CRM
13 28 (8.86%) E-Commerce
13 28 (8.86%) Scrum
14 27 (8.54%) ETL
15 26 (8.23%) Event-Driven
16 24 (7.59%) Migration
17 22 (6.96%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 187 (59.18%) C#
2 107 (33.86%) SQL
3 54 (17.09%) JavaScript
4 26 (8.23%) PowerShell
5 20 (6.33%) T-SQL
6 18 (5.70%) TypeScript
7 16 (5.06%) Java
7 16 (5.06%) Python
8 8 (2.53%) PHP
9 6 (1.90%) Java 8
9 6 (1.90%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.58%) Scala
11 4 (1.27%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.95%) C
12 3 (0.95%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.63%) Go
13 2 (0.63%) Java 11
13 2 (0.63%) U-SQL
14 1 (0.32%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 15 (4.75%) SC Cleared
1 15 (4.75%) Security Cleared
2 7 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (1.58%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (0.63%) Degree
5 1 (0.32%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.32%) ISEB
5 1 (0.32%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.32%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.06%) QA
2 15 (4.75%) GDPR
3 3 (0.95%) SLA
4 2 (0.63%) PMO
5 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 64 (20.25%) Docker
2 38 (12.03%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.32%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 67 (21.20%) Kubernetes
2 17 (5.38%) Terraform
3 6 (1.90%) Kibana
4 5 (1.58%) MIIS
5 4 (1.27%) Sysdig
6 3 (0.95%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.63%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 1 (0.32%) Ansible
8 1 (0.32%) Nagios
8 1 (0.32%) SCCM
8 1 (0.32%) SCOM
Vendors
1 111 (35.13%) Microsoft
2 19 (6.01%) Databricks
3 18 (5.70%) Salesforce.com
4 15 (4.75%) MuleSoft
4 15 (4.75%) Oracle
5 9 (2.85%) SAP
6 7 (2.22%) Dynatrace
6 7 (2.22%) Splunk
7 6 (1.90%) Cloudera
8 5 (1.58%) ServiceNow
9 4 (1.27%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.63%) Dell
10 2 (0.63%) Google
10 2 (0.63%) JD Edwards
10 2 (0.63%) JDA
10 2 (0.63%) Nintex
10 2 (0.63%) TIBCO
10 2 (0.63%) VMware
10 2 (0.63%) webMethods
10 2 (0.63%) Xamarin