Period
to 16 June 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 16 June 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
16 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 471 550 691
Rank change year-on-year +79 +141 +107
Contract jobs citing Azure Storage 165 35 139
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.34% 0.090% 0.17%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.96% 0.29% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 20 86
10th Percentile £375 £397 £381
25th Percentile £452 £400 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £533 £494 £495
Median % change year-on-year +7.85% -0.25% +1.54%
75th Percentile £638 £549 £575
90th Percentile £728 £575 £700
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £495
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.01% +1.54%

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 17,105 12,090 23,555
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.73% 31.18% 28.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,294 8,664 16,526
10th Percentile £325 £311 £313
25th Percentile £413 £406 £410
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £505 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +1.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £600 £600 £588
90th Percentile £685 £681 £663
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 276 179 259
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.73 £12.25
25th Percentile £14.00 £16.50 £14.93
Median hourly rate £20.97 £20.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +4.84% - +6.67%
75th Percentile £36.50 £35.63 £36.00
90th Percentile £62.25 £55.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £21.05 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.25% - +14.29%

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 16 June 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 16 June 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 +28 111 £600 +26.32% 21
South East +1 17 £470 -6.10% 5
North of England +20 10 £428 +6.88% 3
Midlands -5 8 £544 -5.43% 1
Yorkshire +12 7 £428 +6.88% 2
East of England +9 4 £282 - 3
West Midlands -9 4 £488 -15.22% 1
East Midlands - 4 £600 -
North West -7 3 £425 -22.02%
South West - 1 £338 - 1
Azure Storage
UK

For the 6 months to 16 June 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.

1 165 (100.00%) Azure
2 123 (74.55%) SQL
3 112 (67.88%) Azure SQL Database
4 104 (63.03%) Serverless
4 104 (63.03%) Azure Functions
5 89 (53.94%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 83 (50.30%) Azure Logic Apps
7 80 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
8 73 (44.24%) Python
9 72 (43.64%) DevOps
10 69 (41.82%) C#
11 65 (39.39%) T-SQL
12 60 (36.36%) Microservices
13 57 (34.55%) .NET
14 56 (33.94%) Kubernetes
15 54 (32.73%) Cloud Native
16 51 (30.91%) Databricks
17 50 (30.30%) Microsoft
18 49 (29.70%) Azure Data Factory
19 47 (28.48%) MongoDB
20 46 (27.88%) AWS
21 45 (27.27%) PL/SQL
21 45 (27.27%) Oracle
21 45 (27.27%) Software Engineering
21 45 (27.27%) Data Development
22 44 (26.67%) Data Lake
23 43 (26.06%) Power Platform
24 41 (24.85%) AWS Lambda
24 41 (24.85%) SDLC
24 41 (24.85%) Data Engineering

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 39 (23.64%) BizTalk Server
2 19 (11.52%) Apache Spark
3 15 (9.09%) SharePoint
4 12 (7.27%) Apache
5 10 (6.06%) Apache Airflow
6 3 (1.82%) Apache Solr
7 2 (1.21%) Apache Pig
7 2 (1.21%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.61%) Confluence
8 1 (0.61%) nginx
8 1 (0.61%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.61%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 165 (100.00%) Azure
2 104 (63.03%) Azure Functions
2 104 (63.03%) Serverless
3 89 (53.94%) Azure Cosmos DB
4 83 (50.30%) Azure Logic Apps
5 49 (29.70%) Azure Data Factory
6 46 (27.88%) AWS
7 43 (26.06%) Power Platform
8 41 (24.85%) AWS Lambda
9 33 (20.00%) Azure Key Vault
10 30 (18.18%) Azure Synapse Analytics
11 26 (15.76%) PowerApps
12 23 (13.94%) Azure Service Bus
13 19 (11.52%) Power Automate
14 14 (8.48%) Azure Active Directory
14 14 (8.48%) Azure App Service
15 12 (7.27%) GitHub
16 11 (6.67%) PaaS
17 9 (5.45%) Azure Stack
17 9 (5.45%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.24%) Firewall
2 6 (3.64%) HTTP
2 6 (3.64%) Network Security
3 5 (3.03%) SSL
4 4 (2.42%) HTTPS
5 3 (1.82%) Cisco Firepower
5 3 (1.82%) DNS
5 3 (1.82%) VPN
6 1 (0.61%) FTP
6 1 (0.61%) IMAP
6 1 (0.61%) NAS
6 1 (0.61%) SAN
6 1 (0.61%) SMTP
6 1 (0.61%) SSH
6 1 (0.61%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.61%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (67.88%) Azure SQL Database
2 47 (28.48%) MongoDB
3 44 (26.67%) Data Lake
4 34 (20.61%) Data Warehouse
5 26 (15.76%) SQL Server
6 20 (12.12%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 17 (10.30%) Power BI
8 15 (9.09%) OLTP
9 11 (6.67%) Redis
10 9 (5.45%) Delta Lake
11 8 (4.85%) Hadoop
12 6 (3.64%) Apache Hive
12 6 (3.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (3.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 5 (3.03%) Snowflake Schema
14 4 (2.42%) HBase
14 4 (2.42%) Parquet
14 4 (2.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 4 (2.42%) Sqoop
15 3 (1.82%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 21 (12.73%) Git (software)
2 20 (12.12%) Visual Studio Team System
3 7 (4.24%) JIRA
4 6 (3.64%) Jenkins
5 4 (2.42%) SpecFlow
6 3 (1.82%) GitLab
6 3 (1.82%) webpack
7 2 (1.21%) Ant
7 2 (1.21%) Maven
7 2 (1.21%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.61%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.61%) Hudson
8 1 (0.61%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.61%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (9.70%) Social Skills
2 10 (6.06%) Finance
3 6 (3.64%) Public Sector
4 4 (2.42%) Retail
5 3 (1.82%) Aerospace
5 3 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.82%) Presentation Skills
6 1 (0.61%) Electronics
6 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.61%) Marketing
6 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 51 (30.91%) Developer
2 42 (25.45%) Azure Engineer
3 27 (16.36%) Azure Developer
4 25 (15.15%) Data Engineer
5 24 (14.55%) DevOps Engineer
6 21 (12.73%) Architect
7 16 (9.70%) .NET Developer
8 15 (9.09%) Python Developer
9 13 (7.88%) Energy Trading Developer
9 13 (7.88%) Senior Developer
10 12 (7.27%) Azure Architect
10 12 (7.27%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 12 (7.27%) Senior Python Developer
11 10 (6.06%) Solutions Architect
12 9 (5.45%) Data Architect
12 9 (5.45%) Software Engineer
13 8 (4.85%) Python Engineer
14 7 (4.24%) Azure DevOps
15 6 (3.64%) Azure Software Engineer
15 6 (3.64%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (34.55%) .NET
2 39 (23.64%) .NET Core
3 24 (14.55%) JSON
4 14 (8.48%) Kafka
5 12 (7.27%) ASP.NET
5 12 (7.27%) Web Services
5 12 (7.27%) XML
6 9 (5.45%) .NET Framework
6 9 (5.45%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (4.85%) Node.js
8 4 (2.42%) CSS
8 4 (2.42%) React
8 4 (2.42%) REST
9 3 (1.82%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (1.82%) Blazor
9 3 (1.82%) Express
9 3 (1.82%) GraphQL
9 3 (1.82%) Redux
9 3 (1.82%) RESTful
9 3 (1.82%) XHR
Miscellaneous
1 54 (32.73%) Cloud Native
2 8 (4.85%) Data Protection Act
2 8 (4.85%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (4.24%) Replication
4 4 (2.42%) BYOD
4 4 (2.42%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (2.42%) NHS
5 3 (1.82%) Public Cloud
5 3 (1.82%) Renewable Energy
6 2 (1.21%) Enterprise Cloud
6 2 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.21%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.21%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.61%) LPAR
7 1 (0.61%) Reinsurance
7 1 (0.61%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 27 (16.36%) Windows
2 9 (5.45%) VMS
3 6 (3.64%) Linux
4 3 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.21%) Debian
5 2 (1.21%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.61%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (0.61%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (43.64%) DevOps
3 60 (36.36%) Microservices
4 45 (27.27%) Data Development
4 45 (27.27%) Software Engineering
5 41 (24.85%) Data Engineering
5 41 (24.85%) SDLC
6 33 (20.00%) Analytics
7 31 (18.79%) Continuous Improvement
8 29 (17.58%) Deployment Automation
9 25 (15.15%) Test Automation
10 24 (14.55%) Scrum
11 21 (12.73%) Continuous Delivery
11 21 (12.73%) ETL
12 18 (10.91%) Business Intelligence
13 17 (10.30%) Migration
14 14 (8.48%) Data Modelling
15 13 (7.88%) Data Ingestion
16 12 (7.27%) Data Management
16 12 (7.27%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 123 (74.55%) SQL
2 73 (44.24%) Python
3 69 (41.82%) C#
4 65 (39.39%) T-SQL
5 45 (27.27%) PL/SQL
6 39 (23.64%) C++
6 39 (23.64%) Go
7 34 (20.61%) PowerShell
8 28 (16.97%) Java
9 19 (11.52%) JavaScript
10 12 (7.27%) Scala
11 3 (1.82%) ES6
11 3 (1.82%) PHP
12 2 (1.21%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.21%) Perl
12 2 (1.21%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.21%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.61%) C
13 1 (0.61%) R
13 1 (0.61%) VB6
Qualifications
1 6 (3.64%) ISEB
2 1 (0.61%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.64%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.21%) QA
System Software
1 15 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 12 (7.27%) Docker
3 6 (3.64%) HDFS
4 2 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.61%) Ceph
5 1 (0.61%) KVM
5 1 (0.61%) NFS
5 1 (0.61%) QEMU
5 1 (0.61%) Samba
5 1 (0.61%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 56 (33.94%) Kubernetes
2 27 (16.36%) Terraform
3 5 (3.03%) Puppet
4 4 (2.42%) Ambari
4 4 (2.42%) Hadoop YARN
4 4 (2.42%) Oozie
4 4 (2.42%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.82%) Ansible
6 1 (0.61%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.61%) Nagios
Vendors
1 51 (30.91%) Databricks
2 50 (30.30%) Microsoft
3 45 (27.27%) Oracle
4 41 (24.85%) MuleSoft
5 5 (3.03%) Atlassian
5 5 (3.03%) Cloudera
6 4 (2.42%) Cisco
6 4 (2.42%) Hortonworks
6 4 (2.42%) SAP
7 3 (1.82%) Google
7 3 (1.82%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.21%) F5
8 2 (1.21%) StreamSets
8 2 (1.21%) Workday
9 1 (0.61%) BMC
9 1 (0.61%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.61%) Juniper
9 1 (0.61%) Oblix
9 1 (0.61%) VMware