Period
to 17 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Azure Storage skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Azure Storage over the 6 months to 17 September 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 Storage
UK > England
6 months to
17 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 515 449 661
Rank change year-on-year -66 +212 +155
Contract jobs citing Azure Storage 199 40 148
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.31% 0.15% 0.18%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.88% 0.47% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 22 100
10th Percentile £400 £414 £411
25th Percentile £426 £466 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £575 £500
Median % change year-on-year -8.70% +15.00% +3.90%
75th Percentile £588 £600 £611
90th Percentile £675 £638 £775
UK median daily rate £514 £575 £500
% change year-on-year -10.65% +15.00% +2.56%

Azure Storage 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 22,556 8,422 24,099
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.52% 31.97% 29.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,301 5,990 16,821
10th Percentile £325 £315 £300
25th Percentile £425 £411 £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 384 112 325
10th Percentile £12.25 £14.04 £13.00
25th Percentile £14.09 £16.69 £15.25
Median hourly rate £20.00 £20.92 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -4.39% -0.39% +20.00%
75th Percentile £39.53 £43.00 £40.75
90th Percentile £65.43 £55.00 £66.50
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £20.92 £20.50
% change year-on-year +0.39% +2.04% +17.14%

Azure Storage
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Azure Storage in England

Azure Storage
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for Azure Storage in England

Azure Storage
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure Storage in England over the 6 months to 17 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Azure Storage in England

Azure Storage
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 Storage within the England region over the 6 months to 17 September 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 -98 117 £550 -4.35% 17
South East -68 24 £538 -6.52% 11
Midlands -61 13 £475 -17.39% 5
North of England - 11 £428 - 4
South West -39 8 £419 -6.94% 2
West Midlands -53 8 £475 -17.39% 2
Yorkshire - 6 £428 -
East Midlands - 5 £600 - 3
North West - 5 £425 - 1
East of England -39 4 £282 - 3
Azure Storage
UK

For the 6 months to 17 September 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Azure Storage 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 Storage.

1 199 (100.00%) Azure
2 150 (75.38%) SQL
3 119 (59.80%) Azure SQL Database
4 109 (54.77%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 108 (54.27%) Serverless
6 106 (53.27%) Azure Functions
7 95 (47.74%) DevOps
8 86 (43.22%) Agile Software Development
9 76 (38.19%) Python
9 76 (38.19%) Azure Data Factory
10 72 (36.18%) C#
11 69 (34.67%) .NET
11 69 (34.67%) Databricks
12 67 (33.67%) Azure Logic Apps
13 66 (33.17%) Kubernetes
14 63 (31.66%) Data Lake
15 57 (28.64%) Analytics
16 55 (27.64%) T-SQL
16 55 (27.64%) Microsoft
17 53 (26.63%) Microservices
18 48 (24.12%) Windows
19 47 (23.62%) Data Warehouse
20 46 (23.12%) Cloud Native
20 46 (23.12%) .NET Core
21 45 (22.61%) AWS
22 42 (21.11%) Active Directory
22 42 (21.11%) Azure Active Directory
23 41 (20.60%) Software Engineering
24 39 (19.60%) Azure Synapse Analytics
25 38 (19.10%) PowerShell

Azure Storage
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 33 (16.58%) Apache Spark
2 31 (15.58%) BizTalk Server
3 22 (11.06%) SharePoint
4 21 (10.55%) Apache
5 11 (5.53%) Apache Airflow
6 7 (3.52%) nginx
7 6 (3.02%) Apache Pig
8 3 (1.51%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (1.01%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.50%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.50%) Confluence
10 1 (0.50%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.01%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (1.01%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 199 (100.00%) Azure
2 109 (54.77%) Azure Cosmos DB
3 108 (54.27%) Serverless
4 106 (53.27%) Azure Functions
5 76 (38.19%) Azure Data Factory
6 67 (33.67%) Azure Logic Apps
7 45 (22.61%) AWS
8 42 (21.11%) Azure Active Directory
9 39 (19.60%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 36 (18.09%) Power Platform
11 33 (16.58%) AWS Lambda
11 33 (16.58%) PaaS
12 25 (12.56%) Azure Key Vault
13 24 (12.06%) Azure App Service
13 24 (12.06%) IaaS
14 20 (10.05%) SaaS
15 18 (9.05%) Azure Service Bus
16 16 (8.04%) Azure Stack
17 15 (7.54%) GitHub
18 14 (7.04%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.04%) DNS
2 12 (6.03%) Network Security
3 11 (5.53%) SSL
4 8 (4.02%) Internet
5 7 (3.52%) Firewall
5 7 (3.52%) VLAN
6 6 (3.02%) HTTP
6 6 (3.02%) SAN
6 6 (3.02%) WAN
7 5 (2.51%) VPN
8 4 (2.01%) HTTPS
9 3 (1.51%) Cisco Firepower
9 3 (1.51%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.50%) AMQP
10 1 (0.50%) IMAP
10 1 (0.50%) NAS
10 1 (0.50%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (0.50%) SMTP
10 1 (0.50%) SSH
10 1 (0.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (59.80%) Azure SQL Database
2 63 (31.66%) Data Lake
3 47 (23.62%) Data Warehouse
4 37 (18.59%) MongoDB
5 27 (13.57%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 23 (11.56%) Power BI
7 18 (9.05%) SQL Server
8 17 (8.54%) Redis
9 12 (6.03%) Hadoop
10 10 (5.03%) Big Data
10 10 (5.03%) Delta Lake
11 9 (4.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (4.02%) NoSQL
12 8 (4.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (3.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 6 (3.02%) Amazon RDS
14 6 (3.02%) SAP HANA
14 6 (3.02%) Snowflake Schema
15 4 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
15 4 (2.01%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 25 (12.56%) Git (software)
2 10 (5.03%) Jenkins
2 10 (5.03%) JIRA
3 7 (3.52%) SonarQube
4 6 (3.02%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (2.01%) PowerDesigner
6 3 (1.51%) GitLab
6 3 (1.51%) SpecFlow
6 3 (1.51%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.01%) Ant
7 2 (1.01%) Maven
7 2 (1.01%) MSBuild
7 2 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.01%) tSQLt
7 2 (1.01%) Visual Studio Code
8 1 (0.50%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.50%) Hudson
8 1 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 22 (11.06%) Finance
2 19 (9.55%) Social Skills
3 15 (7.54%) Public Sector
4 7 (3.52%) Retail
5 5 (2.51%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.51%) Electronics
5 5 (2.51%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.51%) Marketing
5 5 (2.51%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.01%) Aerospace
6 4 (2.01%) Front Office
6 4 (2.01%) Law
7 3 (1.51%) Back Office
7 3 (1.51%) Documentation Skills
7 3 (1.51%) Legal
7 3 (1.51%) Presentation Skills
8 2 (1.01%) Banking
8 2 (1.01%) Local Government
9 1 (0.50%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.50%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 59 (29.65%) Azure Engineer
2 52 (26.13%) Developer
3 32 (16.08%) Data Engineer
4 31 (15.58%) Azure Developer
5 29 (14.57%) Architect
6 18 (9.05%) .NET Developer
6 18 (9.05%) Azure Architect
7 17 (8.54%) C# Developer
7 17 (8.54%) Energy Trading Developer
8 16 (8.04%) DevOps Engineer
9 15 (7.54%) Data Architect
9 15 (7.54%) Solutions Architect
10 13 (6.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 11 (5.53%) Azure DevOps
12 10 (5.03%) Software Engineer
13 9 (4.52%) Azure Consultant
13 9 (4.52%) Consultant
14 8 (4.02%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
14 8 (4.02%) Cloud Engineer
15 7 (3.52%) Azure DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (34.67%) .NET
2 46 (23.12%) .NET Core
3 26 (13.07%) JSON
4 25 (12.56%) Kafka
5 15 (7.54%) ASP.NET
6 14 (7.04%) ARM Templates
7 10 (5.03%) .NET Framework
7 10 (5.03%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (4.02%) RESTful
8 8 (4.02%) Web Services
9 7 (3.52%) YAML
10 6 (3.02%) AngularJS
10 6 (3.02%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (3.02%) React
10 6 (3.02%) XML
11 5 (2.51%) Entity Framework
11 5 (2.51%) Node.js
11 5 (2.51%) REST
12 4 (2.01%) NumPy
12 4 (2.01%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 46 (23.12%) Cloud Native
2 28 (14.07%) Legacy Systems
3 11 (5.53%) Legacy Applications
4 9 (4.52%) Data Protection Act
5 8 (4.02%) Replication
6 7 (3.52%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (3.52%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (3.02%) Data Centre
8 5 (2.51%) Enterprise Cloud
8 5 (2.51%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.51%) Public Cloud
9 4 (2.01%) BYOD
9 4 (2.01%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (2.01%) NHS
10 3 (1.51%) Renewable Energy
10 3 (1.51%) Virtual Team
11 2 (1.01%) Hedge funds
11 2 (1.01%) Mobile App
11 2 (1.01%) Private Cloud
11 2 (1.01%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 48 (24.12%) Windows
2 22 (11.06%) Linux
3 12 (6.03%) Windows Server
4 10 (5.03%) VMS
5 6 (3.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.51%) Debian
6 3 (1.51%) Ubuntu
6 3 (1.51%) Unix
6 3 (1.51%) Windows Server 2016
6 3 (1.51%) Windows Server 2019
7 1 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (47.74%) DevOps
2 86 (43.22%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (28.64%) Analytics
4 53 (26.63%) Microservices
5 41 (20.60%) Software Engineering
6 37 (18.59%) Data Engineering
7 36 (18.09%) Full Stack Development
8 35 (17.59%) Data Development
8 35 (17.59%) SDLC
9 33 (16.58%) ETL
10 32 (16.08%) Business Intelligence
11 30 (15.08%) Scrum
12 27 (13.57%) Continuous Improvement
13 22 (11.06%) Data Modelling
13 22 (11.06%) Migration
14 19 (9.55%) Information Security
15 17 (8.54%) Continuous Delivery
16 16 (8.04%) Configuration Management
16 16 (8.04%) Deployment Automation
17 15 (7.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 150 (75.38%) SQL
2 76 (38.19%) Python
3 72 (36.18%) C#
4 55 (27.64%) T-SQL
5 38 (19.10%) PowerShell
6 34 (17.09%) Go
6 34 (17.09%) PL/SQL
7 30 (15.08%) C++
8 28 (14.07%) Java
8 28 (14.07%) JavaScript
9 14 (7.04%) Scala
10 8 (4.02%) Bash Shell
11 7 (3.52%) PHP
12 6 (3.02%) Perl
13 5 (2.51%) TypeScript
14 3 (1.51%) C
15 2 (1.01%) Shell Script
15 2 (1.01%) U-SQL
16 1 (0.50%) R
16 1 (0.50%) VB6
Qualifications
1 7 (3.52%) ISEB
2 5 (2.51%) Degree
3 4 (2.01%) MCSE
3 4 (2.01%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.51%) CCNA
4 3 (1.51%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.50%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.50%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.02%) QA
2 7 (3.52%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.50%) IFRS
3 1 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.50%) Solvency II
System Software
1 42 (21.11%) Active Directory
2 21 (10.55%) Docker
3 16 (8.04%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (3.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (3.02%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (2.01%) HDFS
7 1 (0.50%) Ceph
7 1 (0.50%) KVM
7 1 (0.50%) NFS
7 1 (0.50%) QEMU
7 1 (0.50%) Samba
7 1 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 66 (33.17%) Kubernetes
2 32 (16.08%) Terraform
3 6 (3.02%) Ansible
4 5 (2.51%) PowerCLI
4 5 (2.51%) Puppet
4 5 (2.51%) vCenter Server
5 4 (2.01%) Ambari
5 4 (2.01%) Hadoop YARN
5 4 (2.01%) Oozie
5 4 (2.01%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.01%) vRealize
6 2 (1.01%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 1 (0.50%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.50%) Nagios
Vendors
1 69 (34.67%) Databricks
2 55 (27.64%) Microsoft
3 37 (18.59%) MuleSoft
4 34 (17.09%) Oracle
5 19 (9.55%) SAP
6 13 (6.53%) Cloudera
7 8 (4.02%) Atlassian
7 8 (4.02%) F5
7 8 (4.02%) NetApp
7 8 (4.02%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (4.02%) VMware
8 7 (3.52%) Hortonworks
9 6 (3.02%) Red Hat
10 5 (2.51%) Cisco
10 5 (2.51%) Citrix
10 5 (2.51%) Nimble Storage
11 4 (2.01%) BiZZdesign
12 3 (1.51%) 3PAR
12 3 (1.51%) Google
12 3 (1.51%) HP