Period
to 19 January 2022

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 19 January 2022 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
19 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 5 5 7
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 +5
Contract jobs citing Azure 11,358 4,992 8,512
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 16.27% 14.73% 13.04%
As % of the Cloud Services category 45.65% 44.34% 42.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,324 3,686 6,118
10th Percentile £375 £338 £328
25th Percentile £450 £410 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £588 £588
90th Percentile £725 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 42 56
10th Percentile £15.50 £17.50 £23.13
25th Percentile £19.94 £24.63 £42.00
Median hourly rate £53.75 £48.75 £66.25
Median % change year-on-year +10.26% -26.42% +174.13%
75th Percentile £63.25 £58.00 £78.75
90th Percentile £71.50 £61.15 £82.50
UK median hourly rate £55.00 £47.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year +15.79% -13.64% +130.75%

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 24,878 11,259 19,899
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.64% 33.22% 30.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,171 8,110 14,008
10th Percentile £319 £302 £280
25th Percentile £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £538 £488 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.26% -2.50% -
75th Percentile £638 £580 £588
90th Percentile £719 £660 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £495 £490
% change year-on-year +6.06% +1.02% -0.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 201 291
10th Percentile £13.01 £12.50 £13.50
25th Percentile £15.01 £15.88 £16.25
Median hourly rate £20.96 £22.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -4.75% +10.00% +14.29%
75th Percentile £43.75 £45.20 £40.13
90th Percentile £63.18 £60.00 £73.75
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -6.67% +12.50% +14.29%

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 19 January 2022.

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 19 January 2022.

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 19 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London -1 6,659 £575 +14.89% 1,686
South East +1 1,170 £505 +8.02% 711
North of England +3 980 £500 +5.26% 826
Midlands +1 755 £500 +16.62% 576
West Midlands +2 519 £500 +17.65% 382
North West 0 500 £500 +5.26% 456
South West 0 495 £475 +5.56% 245
Yorkshire +5 411 £475 +5.56% 264
East of England +6 296 £460 +13.23% 311
East Midlands 0 220 £475 +13.43% 192
North East +7 77 £508 +10.93% 106
Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 2022, 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 4,235 (37.29%) DevOps
2 3,768 (33.17%) Agile Software Development
3 3,461 (30.47%) AWS
4 3,346 (29.46%) Microsoft
5 2,569 (22.62%) CI/CD
6 2,418 (21.29%) SQL
7 2,268 (19.97%) Finance
8 2,028 (17.86%) Social Skills
9 1,958 (17.24%) .NET
10 1,936 (17.05%) Python
11 1,819 (16.02%) C#
12 1,754 (15.44%) Kubernetes
13 1,709 (15.05%) Windows
14 1,640 (14.44%) Terraform
15 1,541 (13.57%) Docker
16 1,501 (13.22%) Active Directory
17 1,443 (12.70%) JavaScript
18 1,378 (12.13%) Java
19 1,376 (12.11%) Migration
20 1,356 (11.94%) Microservices
21 1,323 (11.65%) Analytics
22 1,314 (11.57%) Microsoft 365
23 1,305 (11.49%) SQL Server
24 1,299 (11.44%) GCP
25 1,281 (11.28%) PowerShell
26 1,145 (10.08%) Scrum
27 1,131 (9.96%) Business Intelligence
28 1,109 (9.76%) Power Platform
29 1,066 (9.39%) Git (software)
30 1,049 (9.24%) Software Engineering

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
1 561 (4.94%) SharePoint
2 348 (3.06%) Apache Spark
3 300 (2.64%) Confluence
4 157 (1.38%) Apache
5 146 (1.29%) IIS
6 128 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
7 115 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
8 93 (0.82%) MS Exchange
9 74 (0.65%) CMS
10 55 (0.48%) OpenStack
11 53 (0.47%) Tomcat
12 51 (0.45%) SAS
13 47 (0.41%) Apache Airflow
13 47 (0.41%) Skype for Business
14 45 (0.40%) nginx
15 34 (0.30%) JBoss
16 29 (0.26%) Cloud Foundry
17 24 (0.21%) WebSphere
18 23 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
19 22 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 183 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 154 (1.36%) Microsoft Office
3 74 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
4 66 (0.58%) MS Visio
5 58 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 11 (0.097%) Chatbot
7 7 (0.062%) Adobe XD
7 7 (0.062%) SPSS
8 5 (0.044%) Sketch
8 5 (0.044%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.035%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.035%) InVision
9 4 (0.035%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.026%) InfoPath
10 3 (0.026%) Mingle
11 2 (0.018%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.009%) Autodesk Inventor
12 1 (0.009%) CPLEX
12 1 (0.009%) ProjectWise
12 1 (0.009%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 217 (1.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 62 (0.55%) Sentinel
3 43 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
4 19 (0.17%) SAP ERP
5 17 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
6 16 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 15 (0.13%) SAP FSCM
8 10 (0.088%) Oracle BPM
8 10 (0.088%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 8 (0.070%) Avolution ABACUS
9 8 (0.070%) NetSuite
10 7 (0.062%) ION MarketView
10 7 (0.062%) Oracle ERP
11 6 (0.053%) Dynamics NAV
11 6 (0.053%) Payment Gateway
11 6 (0.053%) Primavera
12 4 (0.035%) Lorenzo
12 4 (0.035%) Oracle SCM
12 4 (0.035%) Remedy ITSM
12 4 (0.035%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 3,461 (30.47%) AWS
2 1,314 (11.57%) Microsoft 365
3 1,299 (11.44%) GCP
4 1,109 (9.76%) Power Platform
5 956 (8.42%) PaaS
6 929 (8.18%) Azure Active Directory
7 769 (6.77%) Serverless
8 692 (6.09%) SaaS
9 686 (6.04%) IaaS
10 635 (5.59%) Azure Data Factory
11 560 (4.93%) GitHub
12 430 (3.79%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 411 (3.62%) Azure Functions
14 380 (3.35%) Dynamics 365
15 364 (3.20%) Azure Logic Apps
16 360 (3.17%) Azure Service Bus
17 339 (2.98%) AWS CloudFormation
18 300 (2.64%) Azure Synapse Analytics
19 287 (2.53%) Azure Monitor
20 252 (2.22%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 609 (5.36%) Firewall
2 445 (3.92%) DNS
3 260 (2.29%) VPN
4 227 (2.00%) DHCP
5 221 (1.95%) WAN
6 201 (1.77%) Network Security
7 154 (1.36%) Internet
8 150 (1.32%) LAN
9 125 (1.10%) TCP/IP
10 103 (0.91%) SAN
11 101 (0.89%) HTTP
12 90 (0.79%) BGP
13 85 (0.75%) SSL
14 83 (0.73%) SD-WAN
14 83 (0.73%) Skype
15 81 (0.71%) Wireless
16 70 (0.62%) VLAN
17 63 (0.55%) MPLS
18 51 (0.45%) Kerberos
19 45 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,305 (11.49%) SQL Server
2 891 (7.84%) Power BI
3 673 (5.93%) Data Warehouse
4 624 (5.49%) Data Lake
5 479 (4.22%) Big Data
6 473 (4.16%) Azure SQL Database
7 363 (3.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 358 (3.15%) NoSQL
9 309 (2.72%) PostgreSQL
10 252 (2.22%) MongoDB
11 219 (1.93%) Relational Database
12 210 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 204 (1.80%) MySQL
14 195 (1.72%) Hadoop
15 187 (1.65%) Tableau
16 174 (1.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 149 (1.31%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
18 115 (1.01%) Metadata
19 105 (0.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
20 82 (0.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1,066 (9.39%) Git (software)
2 913 (8.04%) Jenkins
3 683 (6.01%) JIRA
4 309 (2.72%) TeamCity
5 296 (2.61%) Maven
6 279 (2.46%) GitLab
7 244 (2.15%) Selenium
8 233 (2.05%) Visual Studio
9 200 (1.76%) Gradle
10 157 (1.38%) SonarQube
11 154 (1.36%) Cucumber
12 151 (1.33%) Octopus Deploy
13 145 (1.28%) Sonatype Nexus
14 129 (1.14%) Bitbucket
15 120 (1.06%) SpecFlow
16 117 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
17 114 (1.00%) Visual Studio Team System
18 105 (0.92%) Postman
19 84 (0.74%) JUnit
20 82 (0.72%) Subversion
General
1 2,268 (19.97%) Finance
2 2,028 (17.86%) Social Skills
3 814 (7.17%) Public Sector
4 646 (5.69%) Banking
5 598 (5.27%) Analytical Skills
6 347 (3.06%) Retail
7 333 (2.93%) Marketing
8 328 (2.89%) Presentation Skills
9 266 (2.34%) Front Office
10 253 (2.23%) Legal
11 233 (2.05%) Manufacturing
12 229 (2.02%) Telecoms
13 222 (1.95%) Investment Banking
14 161 (1.42%) Electronics
15 157 (1.38%) Law
16 141 (1.24%) Influencing Skills
17 140 (1.23%) Financial Institution
18 108 (0.95%) Documentation Skills
19 80 (0.70%) Organisational Skills
20 60 (0.53%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2,755 (24.26%) Developer
2 1,848 (16.27%) Architect
3 1,252 (11.02%) Azure Engineer
4 933 (8.21%) DevOps Engineer
5 726 (6.39%) Solutions Architect
6 693 (6.10%) .NET Developer
7 620 (5.46%) Analyst
8 587 (5.17%) Data Engineer
9 563 (4.96%) Azure Architect
10 465 (4.09%) Cloud Engineer
11 461 (4.06%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 453 (3.99%) Consultant
13 449 (3.95%) Azure Developer
14 388 (3.42%) Azure DevOps
15 383 (3.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 382 (3.36%) Cloud Architect
17 359 (3.16%) C# Developer
18 353 (3.11%) Senior Developer
19 347 (3.06%) Project Manager
20 344 (3.03%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,958 (17.24%) .NET
2 808 (7.11%) React
3 720 (6.34%) .NET Core
4 598 (5.27%) HTML
5 582 (5.12%) AngularJS
6 566 (4.98%) CSS
7 542 (4.77%) Node.js
8 536 (4.72%) REST
9 458 (4.03%) ASP.NET
10 408 (3.59%) .NET Framework
11 405 (3.57%) Kafka
12 347 (3.06%) JSON
13 305 (2.69%) RESTful
14 290 (2.55%) Web Services
15 264 (2.32%) ARM Templates
16 255 (2.25%) Spring
17 241 (2.12%) HTML5
18 213 (1.88%) ASP.NET Web API
19 198 (1.74%) XML
20 197 (1.73%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 608 (5.35%) Public Cloud
2 420 (3.70%) Cloud Native
3 388 (3.42%) Data Centre
4 345 (3.04%) Greenfield Project
5 254 (2.24%) User Experience
6 209 (1.84%) Data Protection Act
7 194 (1.71%) Hedge funds
8 185 (1.63%) Hybrid Cloud
9 180 (1.58%) Self-Motivation
10 170 (1.50%) Management Information System
11 163 (1.44%) Mobile App
12 159 (1.40%) Equities
13 145 (1.28%) Private Cloud
14 136 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
15 128 (1.13%) Data Structures
16 127 (1.12%) PKI
16 127 (1.12%) Virtual Team
17 125 (1.10%) Legacy Systems
18 111 (0.98%) Fixed Income
18 111 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1,709 (15.05%) Windows
2 1,037 (9.13%) Linux
3 664 (5.85%) Windows Server
4 325 (2.86%) Windows 10
5 257 (2.26%) Unix
6 202 (1.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 168 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 139 (1.22%) Windows Server 2016
9 134 (1.18%) Android
10 112 (0.99%) Windows Server 2019
11 109 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
12 107 (0.94%) Apple iOS
13 51 (0.45%) Ubuntu
14 47 (0.41%) Windows 7
15 41 (0.36%) Mac OS
16 38 (0.33%) VMS
17 31 (0.27%) CentOS
18 29 (0.26%) AIX
19 26 (0.23%) Solaris
20 20 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,235 (37.29%) DevOps
2 3,768 (33.17%) Agile Software Development
3 2,569 (22.62%) CI/CD
4 1,376 (12.11%) Migration
5 1,356 (11.94%) Microservices
6 1,323 (11.65%) Analytics
7 1,145 (10.08%) Scrum
8 1,131 (9.96%) Business Intelligence
9 1,049 (9.24%) Software Engineering
10 877 (7.72%) Infrastructure as Code
11 836 (7.36%) Problem-Solving
12 798 (7.03%) Full Stack Development
13 778 (6.85%) Test Automation
14 724 (6.37%) Stakeholder Management
15 671 (5.91%) Data Modelling
16 642 (5.65%) TDD
17 615 (5.41%) ETL
18 613 (5.40%) SDLC
19 560 (4.93%) Continuous Integration
20 507 (4.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2,418 (21.29%) SQL
2 1,936 (17.05%) Python
3 1,819 (16.02%) C#
4 1,443 (12.70%) JavaScript
5 1,378 (12.13%) Java
6 1,281 (11.28%) PowerShell
7 580 (5.11%) TypeScript
8 482 (4.24%) Bash
9 314 (2.76%) T-SQL
10 239 (2.10%) Scala
11 192 (1.69%) Go
12 181 (1.59%) C++
13 176 (1.55%) R
14 149 (1.31%) C
15 123 (1.08%) PL/SQL
16 108 (0.95%) PHP
17 106 (0.93%) Java 8
18 99 (0.87%) Ruby
19 95 (0.84%) Shell Script
20 90 (0.79%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 870 (7.66%) Security Cleared
2 717 (6.31%) SC Cleared
3 455 (4.01%) Degree
4 213 (1.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 170 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
6 118 (1.04%) CISSP
7 117 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
8 113 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
9 99 (0.87%) AWS Certification
9 99 (0.87%) DV Cleared
10 87 (0.77%) ISTQB
11 75 (0.66%) CCNP
12 73 (0.64%) MCSE
13 57 (0.50%) CCNA
14 53 (0.47%) MCSA
15 45 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
16 43 (0.38%) CISM
16 43 (0.38%) Master's Degree
17 40 (0.35%) RHCE
17 40 (0.35%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 395 (3.48%) QA
2 268 (2.36%) GDPR
3 178 (1.57%) Data Quality
4 158 (1.39%) SLA
5 139 (1.22%) Accessibility
6 137 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 74 (0.65%) NIST
8 72 (0.63%) PMO
9 57 (0.50%) PCI DSS
10 37 (0.33%) NCSC
10 37 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 33 (0.29%) COBIT
12 32 (0.28%) GRC
13 26 (0.23%) WCAG
14 24 (0.21%) SOC 2
15 21 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
16 16 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 15 (0.13%) HIPAA
18 9 (0.079%) IFRS
19 7 (0.062%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1,541 (13.57%) Docker
2 1,501 (13.22%) Active Directory
3 396 (3.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 182 (1.60%) Hyper-V
5 167 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
6 119 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
7 90 (0.79%) vSphere
8 53 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
9 38 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
10 36 (0.32%) VMware NSX
11 28 (0.25%) HDFS
12 25 (0.22%) OpenAM
13 24 (0.21%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
14 23 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
14 23 (0.20%) XenApp
15 21 (0.18%) NFS
16 19 (0.17%) BitLocker
17 18 (0.16%) XenDesktop
18 15 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 15 (0.13%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1,754 (15.44%) Kubernetes
2 1,640 (14.44%) Terraform
3 708 (6.23%) Ansible
4 416 (3.66%) Microsoft Intune
5 307 (2.70%) SCCM
6 232 (2.04%) Puppet
7 176 (1.55%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 151 (1.33%) Grafana
9 147 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
9 147 (1.29%) Single Sign-On
10 139 (1.22%) Prometheus
11 78 (0.69%) Kibana
12 53 (0.47%) Istio
13 47 (0.41%) SCOM
14 46 (0.41%) Packer
15 36 (0.32%) Nagios
16 34 (0.30%) Microsoft Clustering
16 34 (0.30%) vRealize
17 33 (0.29%) logstash
18 31 (0.27%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 3,346 (29.46%) Microsoft
2 781 (6.88%) Databricks
3 665 (5.85%) VMware
4 554 (4.88%) Oracle
5 489 (4.31%) Google
6 394 (3.47%) SAP
7 329 (2.90%) Cisco
8 303 (2.67%) Citrix
9 211 (1.86%) Red Hat
10 204 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
11 168 (1.48%) Splunk
12 140 (1.23%) ServiceNow
13 133 (1.17%) MuleSoft
14 116 (1.02%) IBM
15 104 (0.92%) Informatica
16 100 (0.88%) CheckPoint
17 94 (0.83%) Atlassian
18 85 (0.75%) Palo Alto
19 79 (0.70%) Dell
19 79 (0.70%) HP