Period
to 4 June 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Azure over the 6 months to 4 June 2020 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
UK > England
6 months to
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 8 25
Rank change year-on-year +4 +17 +26
Contract jobs citing Azure 5,471 9,515 6,548
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 13.62% 11.58% 7.14%
As % of the Cloud Services category 43.96% 40.96% 33.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,846 7,027 4,763
Median daily rate £500 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +5.41%
10th Percentile £345 £350 £328
90th Percentile £675 £667 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £480
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 48 41
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.90% -34.74%
10th Percentile £34.63 £21.23 £13.68
90th Percentile £56.88 £75.20 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.39
% change year-on-year - +11.50% -33.92%

Azure 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 12,444 23,231 19,802
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.98% 28.28% 21.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,401 16,039 13,585
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £305 £313 £308
90th Percentile £680 £658 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 270 291 272
Median hourly rate £33.61 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.77% +10.00% +5.37%
10th Percentile £14.98 £12.25 £12.50
90th Percentile £48.88 £57.50 £58.63
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +47.73% +15.79% +5.56%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Azure in England

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for Azure in England

Azure
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure in England over the 6 months to 4 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Azure in England

Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Azure in England.

Hourly rate trend for Azure in England

Azure
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Azure in England over the 6 months to 4 June 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Azure in England

Azure
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 within the England region over the 6 months to 4 June 2020. 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 +4 2,693 £525 - 421
South East -2 824 £475 - 242
North of England +7 733 £450 -5.26% 303
South West +4 500 £475 +1.50% 109
Midlands +2 485 £490 +5.38% 150
West Midlands +1 380 £500 +5.26% 107
North West +1 344 £450 -7.69% 194
Yorkshire +10 271 £475 +1.71% 70
East of England +19 179 £425 -10.53% 95
North East +5 113 £395 -12.22% 39
East Midlands +1 98 £450 +5.88% 43
Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 4 June 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Azure 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.

1 1,979 (36.17%) Agile Software Development
2 1,893 (34.60%) AWS
3 1,886 (34.47%) DevOps
4 1,786 (32.64%) Microsoft
5 1,304 (23.83%) SQL
6 1,137 (20.78%) .NET
7 1,079 (19.72%) C#
8 976 (17.84%) Windows
9 890 (16.27%) Finance
10 878 (16.05%) SQL Server
11 849 (15.52%) Java
12 815 (14.90%) JavaScript
13 785 (14.35%) Docker
14 779 (14.24%) Active Directory
15 776 (14.18%) Python
16 737 (13.47%) Kubernetes
17 717 (13.11%) Microservices
18 714 (13.05%) Office 365
19 690 (12.61%) PowerShell
20 678 (12.39%) Migration
21 672 (12.28%) GCP
22 588 (10.75%) Linux
23 568 (10.38%) Security Cleared
24 566 (10.35%) Test Automation
25 558 (10.20%) Business Intelligence
26 556 (10.16%) Scrum
27 548 (10.02%) Git (software)
28 509 (9.30%) AngularJS
29 505 (9.23%) Terraform
30 479 (8.76%) Continuous Integration

Azure
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
1 320 (5.85%) SharePoint
2 136 (2.49%) Confluence
3 128 (2.34%) Apache Spark
4 102 (1.86%) Apache
5 100 (1.83%) MS Exchange
6 93 (1.70%) Skype for Business
7 76 (1.39%) IIS
8 62 (1.13%) CMS
9 46 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
10 43 (0.79%) SAS
11 41 (0.75%) Tomcat
12 39 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
12 39 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
13 38 (0.69%) WebLogic
14 35 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
15 23 (0.42%) NServiceBus
16 22 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
17 20 (0.37%) JBoss
18 19 (0.35%) MQSeries
18 19 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 120 (2.19%) Microsoft Office
2 97 (1.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 42 (0.77%) MS Visio
4 36 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 23 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.16%) Chatbot
7 6 (0.11%) Figma
7 6 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.091%) Zeplin
9 4 (0.073%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.055%) Acrobat
10 3 (0.055%) LibreOffice
11 2 (0.037%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.037%) Sketch
12 1 (0.018%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.018%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.018%) Maya
Business Applications
1 184 (3.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 43 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
3 17 (0.31%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 15 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 15 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
5 14 (0.26%) NetSuite
6 13 (0.24%) SAP ERP
7 12 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
8 10 (0.18%) Sentinel
9 9 (0.16%) Adobe Campaign
10 8 (0.15%) assyst
10 8 (0.15%) FINCAD Analytics
11 5 (0.091%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 5 (0.091%) Unit4 Business World
12 4 (0.073%) Elite 3E
12 4 (0.073%) SAP CO
12 4 (0.073%) SAP FI
12 4 (0.073%) SAP FI/CO
12 4 (0.073%) SAP GRC
12 4 (0.073%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 1,893 (34.60%) AWS
2 714 (13.05%) Office 365
3 672 (12.28%) GCP
4 454 (8.30%) PaaS
5 447 (8.17%) Power Platform
6 365 (6.67%) IaaS
7 362 (6.62%) Azure Active Directory
8 302 (5.52%) SaaS
9 230 (4.20%) Serverless
10 207 (3.78%) Dynamics 365
11 203 (3.71%) Azure Data Factory
12 129 (2.36%) GitHub
13 102 (1.86%) Logic Apps
14 99 (1.81%) Azure Functions
15 86 (1.57%) AWS Lambda
16 82 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
17 80 (1.46%) OneDrive
17 80 (1.46%) OpenShift
18 65 (1.19%) PowerApps
19 63 (1.15%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 270 (4.94%) DNS
2 242 (4.42%) Firewall
3 143 (2.61%) VPN
4 138 (2.52%) Skype
5 135 (2.47%) WAN
6 131 (2.39%) DHCP
7 102 (1.86%) SAN
8 96 (1.75%) LAN
9 94 (1.72%) TCP/IP
10 77 (1.41%) Network Security
11 70 (1.28%) Internet
12 68 (1.24%) HTTP
13 63 (1.15%) SSL
14 53 (0.97%) DMZ
15 44 (0.80%) Wireless
16 43 (0.79%) HTTPS
16 43 (0.79%) Kerberos
17 42 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
18 29 (0.53%) BGP
18 29 (0.53%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 878 (16.05%) SQL Server
2 393 (7.18%) Power BI
3 371 (6.78%) Data Warehouse
4 329 (6.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 306 (5.59%) Data Lake
6 300 (5.48%) Big Data
7 280 (5.12%) Azure SQL Database
8 243 (4.44%) MongoDB
9 232 (4.24%) MySQL
10 216 (3.95%) NoSQL
11 151 (2.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 139 (2.54%) Hadoop
12 139 (2.54%) PostgreSQL
13 136 (2.49%) Relational Database
14 134 (2.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 102 (1.86%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 102 (1.86%) Cosmos DB
16 98 (1.79%) Amazon Redshift
17 91 (1.66%) Redis
18 70 (1.28%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 548 (10.02%) Git (software)
2 462 (8.44%) Jenkins
3 270 (4.94%) JIRA
4 214 (3.91%) Visual Studio
5 169 (3.09%) Selenium
6 152 (2.78%) Visual Studio Team System
7 146 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
8 134 (2.45%) GitLab
9 105 (1.92%) Octopus Deploy
10 97 (1.77%) SpecFlow
11 93 (1.70%) Artifactory
12 92 (1.68%) TeamCity
13 84 (1.54%) Mockito
14 71 (1.30%) Maven
15 56 (1.02%) Sonatype Nexus
16 51 (0.93%) RStudio
17 49 (0.90%) Bitbucket
18 48 (0.88%) JUnit
19 46 (0.84%) webpack
20 44 (0.80%) NUnit
General
1 890 (16.27%) Finance
2 468 (8.55%) Public Sector
3 249 (4.55%) Banking
4 210 (3.84%) Front Office
5 115 (2.10%) Retail
6 110 (2.01%) Investment Banking
7 105 (1.92%) Marketing
8 83 (1.52%) Telecoms
9 68 (1.24%) Manufacturing
10 63 (1.15%) Law
11 48 (0.88%) Back Office
12 45 (0.82%) Electronics
13 39 (0.71%) Legal
13 39 (0.71%) Publishing
14 34 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
15 32 (0.58%) Local Government
16 30 (0.55%) Advertising
17 22 (0.40%) Games
18 19 (0.35%) Financial Institution
19 15 (0.27%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1,645 (30.07%) Developer
2 820 (14.99%) Architect
3 469 (8.57%) DevOps Engineer
4 440 (8.04%) Azure Engineer
5 429 (7.84%) .NET Developer
6 322 (5.89%) Consultant
7 279 (5.10%) Analyst
7 279 (5.10%) Java Developer
8 245 (4.48%) Azure Developer
9 227 (4.15%) Solutions Architect
10 208 (3.80%) C# Developer
11 202 (3.69%) Data Engineer
12 201 (3.67%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 193 (3.53%) Azure Architect
14 182 (3.33%) Cloud Architect
15 180 (3.29%) Senior Developer
16 165 (3.02%) Azure DevOps
17 160 (2.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 146 (2.67%) Cloud Engineer
19 144 (2.63%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,137 (20.78%) .NET
2 509 (9.30%) AngularJS
3 475 (8.68%) Web Services
4 435 (7.95%) React
5 378 (6.91%) .NET Core
6 330 (6.03%) Node.js
7 327 (5.98%) ASP.NET
8 317 (5.79%) HTML
9 266 (4.86%) CSS
10 223 (4.08%) REST
11 221 (4.04%) .NET Framework
12 218 (3.98%) RESTful
13 168 (3.07%) ASP.NET Web API
14 160 (2.92%) Spring
15 157 (2.87%) JSON
16 150 (2.74%) Vue.js
17 129 (2.36%) Entity Framework
18 126 (2.30%) OAuth
19 125 (2.28%) Kafka
20 118 (2.16%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 299 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
2 264 (4.83%) Public Cloud
3 218 (3.98%) Data Centre
4 194 (3.55%) Greenfield Project
5 153 (2.80%) Hedge funds
6 124 (2.27%) User Experience
7 123 (2.25%) Fixed Income
8 120 (2.19%) Derivative
9 109 (1.99%) Management Information System
10 106 (1.94%) Equities
11 98 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 97 (1.77%) Cloud Native
13 80 (1.46%) Self-Motivation
14 75 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
15 74 (1.35%) Virtual Team
16 73 (1.33%) PKI
17 72 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
18 66 (1.21%) Clustering
19 63 (1.15%) Mobile App
20 55 (1.01%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 976 (17.84%) Windows
2 588 (10.75%) Linux
3 424 (7.75%) Windows Server
4 213 (3.89%) Windows 10
5 200 (3.66%) Unix
6 151 (2.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 140 (2.56%) Windows Server 2016
8 123 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
9 75 (1.37%) Mac OS X
10 63 (1.15%) Android
11 61 (1.11%) Apple iOS
12 52 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 51 (0.93%) Windows Server 2019
14 37 (0.68%) Windows 7
15 32 (0.58%) VMS
16 28 (0.51%) CentOS
17 25 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
18 17 (0.31%) Mac OS
19 16 (0.29%) Ubuntu
20 15 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,979 (36.17%) Agile Software Development
2 1,886 (34.47%) DevOps
3 717 (13.11%) Microservices
4 678 (12.39%) Migration
5 566 (10.35%) Test Automation
6 558 (10.20%) Business Intelligence
7 556 (10.16%) Scrum
8 479 (8.76%) Continuous Integration
9 473 (8.65%) Software Engineering
10 459 (8.39%) TDD
11 448 (8.19%) Analytics
12 344 (6.29%) Problem-Solving
13 303 (5.54%) BDD
14 287 (5.25%) ETL
15 264 (4.83%) MVC
16 247 (4.51%) Data Modelling
16 247 (4.51%) Stakeholder Management
17 243 (4.44%) Continuous Delivery
17 243 (4.44%) ITIL
18 241 (4.41%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1,304 (23.83%) SQL
2 1,079 (19.72%) C#
3 849 (15.52%) Java
4 815 (14.90%) JavaScript
5 776 (14.18%) Python
6 690 (12.61%) PowerShell
7 215 (3.93%) T-SQL
8 161 (2.94%) Bash Shell
9 154 (2.81%) Java 8
10 151 (2.76%) TypeScript
11 101 (1.85%) Scala
12 91 (1.66%) Shell Script
13 89 (1.63%) C
14 79 (1.44%) C++
15 65 (1.19%) R
16 64 (1.17%) Ruby
17 62 (1.13%) Go
17 62 (1.13%) PHP
18 60 (1.10%) Kotlin
18 60 (1.10%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 568 (10.38%) Security Cleared
2 461 (8.43%) SC Cleared
3 263 (4.81%) Degree
4 116 (2.12%) Microsoft Certification
5 103 (1.88%) Computer Science Degree
6 76 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
7 69 (1.26%) CISSP
8 63 (1.15%) DV Cleared
9 55 (1.01%) MCSE
10 54 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
11 39 (0.71%) CCNA
12 34 (0.62%) MCSA
13 27 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
14 26 (0.48%) DBS Check
14 26 (0.48%) Master's Degree
15 25 (0.46%) CISM
16 22 (0.40%) CCNP
16 22 (0.40%) CTC Cleared
17 21 (0.38%) AWS Certification
18 20 (0.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 162 (2.96%) QA
2 81 (1.48%) GDPR
3 64 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 51 (0.93%) SLA
5 38 (0.69%) Data Quality
6 21 (0.38%) PCI DSS
7 20 (0.37%) NIST
8 17 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 14 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 14 (0.26%) PMO
10 13 (0.24%) WCAG
11 9 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
12 8 (0.15%) GxP
13 7 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 7 (0.13%) NCSC
14 5 (0.091%) COBIT
14 5 (0.091%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 5 (0.091%) Disclosure Scotland
14 5 (0.091%) HL7
14 5 (0.091%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 785 (14.35%) Docker
2 779 (14.24%) Active Directory
3 206 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 123 (2.25%) Hyper-V
5 104 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
6 71 (1.30%) XenApp
7 63 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
8 59 (1.08%) vSphere
9 31 (0.57%) XenDesktop
10 23 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
11 21 (0.38%) VMware NSX
12 20 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
13 18 (0.33%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 17 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
15 12 (0.22%) OpenAM
16 11 (0.20%) HDFS
17 10 (0.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 9 (0.16%) BitLocker
19 8 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
20 7 (0.13%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
Systems Management
1 737 (13.47%) Kubernetes
2 505 (9.23%) Terraform
3 380 (6.95%) Ansible
4 209 (3.82%) Microsoft Intune
5 201 (3.67%) SCCM
6 164 (3.00%) Puppet
7 133 (2.43%) Opscode Chef
8 110 (2.01%) Single Sign-On
9 71 (1.30%) SCOM
10 48 (0.88%) Prometheus
11 30 (0.55%) Rancher
11 30 (0.55%) Salt
12 28 (0.51%) Packer
13 26 (0.48%) Grafana
13 26 (0.48%) Microsoft Clustering
13 26 (0.48%) Nagios
14 25 (0.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 23 (0.42%) FortiGate
16 22 (0.40%) AirWatch
16 22 (0.40%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1,786 (32.64%) Microsoft
2 410 (7.49%) Google
3 386 (7.06%) VMware
4 295 (5.39%) Oracle
5 196 (3.58%) Cisco
6 186 (3.40%) SAP
7 178 (3.25%) Citrix
8 164 (3.00%) Databricks
9 88 (1.61%) Cloudera
10 75 (1.37%) Red Hat
10 75 (1.37%) Splunk
11 69 (1.26%) Tableau
12 61 (1.11%) HP
13 60 (1.10%) Hortonworks
14 55 (1.01%) Informatica
15 53 (0.97%) NetApp
16 52 (0.95%) ServiceNow
17 49 (0.90%) Atlassian
18 47 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
19 45 (0.82%) Dell