Period
to

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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 5 5 6
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 +3
Contract jobs citing Azure 11,688 8,358 5,115
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 16.51% 16.43% 13.82%
As % of the Cloud Services category 46.23% 46.16% 43.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,711 5,992 3,657
10th Percentile £381 £363 £350
25th Percentile £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £518 £500
Median % change year-on-year +6.18% +3.60% -
75th Percentile £669 £605 £600
90th Percentile £750 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £550 £520 £500
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 69 22
10th Percentile £18.11 £18.85 £21.60
25th Percentile £28.75 £26.75 £28.55
Median hourly rate £47.50 £54.00 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year -12.04% +8.00% +9.57%
75th Percentile £65.67 £65.54 £57.50
90th Percentile £86.00 £75.25 £62.80
UK median hourly rate £54.00 £52.25 £50.00
% change year-on-year +3.35% +4.50% +11.73%

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 25,282 18,108 11,696
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.70% 35.59% 31.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,637 12,916 8,366
10th Percentile £319 £325 £313
25th Percentile £444 £413 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £510 £500
Median % change year-on-year +7.84% +2.00% -
75th Percentile £650 £600 £600
90th Percentile £750 £688 £688
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 302 292 167
10th Percentile £13.54 £11.25 £12.75
25th Percentile £15.25 £14.09 £16.63
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.05 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -4.99% +5.25% -2.44%
75th Percentile £43.75 £38.47 £34.63
90th Percentile £75.00 £64.95 £55.50
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year - +7.50% -2.44%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 25 June 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 6,923 £600 +10.76% 1,376
South East -2 1,099 £525 +6.06% 534
North of England 0 1,088 £500 +4.66% 738
Midlands -1 731 £500 +6.10% 454
North West 0 613 £500 +5.26% 385
West Midlands -1 533 £500 +5.26% 280
South West -2 451 £514 +7.59% 300
Yorkshire -2 368 £500 +0.18% 266
East of England +3 310 £480 +6.67% 260
East Midlands -3 191 £475 +5.56% 173
North East +8 146 £550 +17.02% 87
Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 4,275 (36.58%) DevOps
2 3,773 (32.28%) Agile
3 3,601 (30.81%) AWS
4 3,429 (29.34%) Microsoft
5 2,526 (21.61%) CI/CD
6 2,495 (21.35%) SQL
7 2,489 (21.30%) Finance
8 2,184 (18.69%) Python
9 1,969 (16.85%) Social Skills
10 1,872 (16.02%) Kubernetes
11 1,847 (15.80%) .NET
12 1,795 (15.36%) C#
13 1,759 (15.05%) Terraform
14 1,637 (14.01%) Windows
15 1,480 (12.66%) GCP
16 1,469 (12.57%) Docker
17 1,443 (12.35%) Migration
18 1,434 (12.27%) Active Directory
19 1,381 (11.82%) JavaScript
20 1,360 (11.64%) Microsoft 365
21 1,337 (11.44%) PowerShell
22 1,317 (11.27%) Microservices
23 1,313 (11.23%) Java
24 1,312 (11.23%) SQL Server
25 1,252 (10.71%) Analytics
26 1,159 (9.92%) Git (software)
27 1,146 (9.80%) Scrum
28 1,094 (9.36%) Power Platform
29 1,087 (9.30%) Security Cleared
30 1,043 (8.92%) Linux

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
1 569 (4.87%) SharePoint
2 381 (3.26%) Confluence
3 351 (3.00%) Apache Spark
4 203 (1.74%) Apache
5 138 (1.18%) MS Exchange
6 128 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
7 122 (1.04%) IIS
8 83 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
9 81 (0.69%) Apache Airflow
10 70 (0.60%) SAS
11 62 (0.53%) WebSphere
12 60 (0.51%) CMS
13 50 (0.43%) OpenStack
13 50 (0.43%) Skype for Business
14 45 (0.39%) Tomcat
15 44 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
15 44 (0.38%) nginx
16 39 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
17 29 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 27 (0.23%) JBoss
Applications
1 215 (1.84%) Microsoft Office
2 169 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 84 (0.72%) MS Visio
4 76 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
5 72 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 13 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.068%) Adobe Illustrator
7 8 (0.068%) Sketch
8 6 (0.051%) Chatbot
9 5 (0.043%) SPSS
10 4 (0.034%) Adobe XD
11 2 (0.017%) Adobe Captivate
11 2 (0.017%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.017%) InVision
12 1 (0.009%) 3ds Max
12 1 (0.009%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.009%) Maya
12 1 (0.009%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 183 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
3 25 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
4 24 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
5 18 (0.15%) Primavera
5 18 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 14 (0.12%) thinkFolio
7 13 (0.11%) Maximo
8 12 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
9 10 (0.086%) Oracle EBS R12
10 9 (0.077%) Elite 3E
10 9 (0.077%) Markit EDM
10 9 (0.077%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 8 (0.068%) assyst
11 8 (0.068%) Shopify
12 7 (0.060%) Carpe Diem
12 7 (0.060%) SAP CRM
13 6 (0.051%) Oracle Applications
13 6 (0.051%) Oracle BPM
13 6 (0.051%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 3,601 (30.81%) AWS
2 1,480 (12.66%) GCP
3 1,360 (11.64%) Microsoft 365
4 1,094 (9.36%) Power Platform
5 925 (7.91%) Azure Active Directory
6 879 (7.52%) PaaS
7 662 (5.66%) IaaS
8 661 (5.66%) Azure Data Factory
9 657 (5.62%) SaaS
10 617 (5.28%) Serverless
11 487 (4.17%) GitHub
12 352 (3.01%) Dynamics 365
13 329 (2.81%) Azure AKS
14 324 (2.77%) Azure Functions
15 297 (2.54%) Azure Service Bus
15 297 (2.54%) PowerApps
16 294 (2.52%) Azure Logic Apps
16 294 (2.52%) Azure Monitor
17 291 (2.49%) Azure Synapse Analytics
18 281 (2.40%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 697 (5.96%) Firewall
2 543 (4.65%) DNS
3 305 (2.61%) DHCP
4 262 (2.24%) VPN
5 258 (2.21%) WAN
6 244 (2.09%) Network Security
7 156 (1.33%) LAN
8 141 (1.21%) TCP/IP
9 134 (1.15%) Internet
10 132 (1.13%) SD-WAN
11 123 (1.05%) HTTP
12 122 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
13 107 (0.92%) SAN
14 92 (0.79%) BGP
15 86 (0.74%) Wireless
16 81 (0.69%) MPLS
17 77 (0.66%) SSL
18 62 (0.53%) IPsec
19 61 (0.52%) VLAN
19 61 (0.52%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,312 (11.23%) SQL Server
2 792 (6.78%) Power BI
3 596 (5.10%) Data Warehouse
4 522 (4.47%) Data Lake
5 440 (3.76%) Big Data
6 403 (3.45%) Azure SQL Database
7 327 (2.80%) PostgreSQL
8 305 (2.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 300 (2.57%) NoSQL
10 231 (1.98%) Relational Database
11 221 (1.89%) MySQL
12 220 (1.88%) MongoDB
13 179 (1.53%) Hadoop
14 176 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 134 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 113 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
17 110 (0.94%) Oracle Database
18 104 (0.89%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
19 95 (0.81%) Redis
20 93 (0.80%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 1,159 (9.92%) Git (software)
2 897 (7.67%) Jenkins
3 876 (7.49%) JIRA
4 404 (3.46%) GitLab
5 273 (2.34%) Maven
5 273 (2.34%) TeamCity
6 238 (2.04%) Selenium
7 211 (1.81%) Visual Studio
8 196 (1.68%) Gradle
9 139 (1.19%) Bitbucket
10 132 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
11 115 (0.98%) Cucumber
12 106 (0.91%) Octopus Deploy
12 106 (0.91%) SonarQube
13 98 (0.84%) Visual Studio Team System
14 96 (0.82%) Postman
14 96 (0.82%) Sonatype Nexus
15 85 (0.73%) JMeter
16 84 (0.72%) SpecFlow
17 81 (0.69%) NUnit
General
1 2,489 (21.30%) Finance
2 1,969 (16.85%) Social Skills
3 836 (7.15%) Public Sector
4 651 (5.57%) Banking
5 562 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
6 315 (2.70%) Front Office
7 307 (2.63%) Retail
8 246 (2.10%) Presentation Skills
9 241 (2.06%) Marketing
10 228 (1.95%) Investment Banking
11 216 (1.85%) Telecoms
12 194 (1.66%) Legal
13 169 (1.45%) Law
14 163 (1.39%) Manufacturing
15 155 (1.33%) Influencing Skills
16 117 (1.00%) Electronics
17 106 (0.91%) Documentation Skills
18 90 (0.77%) Financial Institution
19 81 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
20 78 (0.67%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 2,797 (23.93%) Developer
2 1,943 (16.62%) Architect
3 1,172 (10.03%) Azure Engineer
4 948 (8.11%) DevOps Engineer
5 729 (6.24%) Solutions Architect
6 677 (5.79%) Analyst
7 672 (5.75%) .NET Developer
8 655 (5.60%) Data Engineer
9 560 (4.79%) Azure Architect
10 485 (4.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 460 (3.94%) Cloud Engineer
12 430 (3.68%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 404 (3.46%) Cloud Architect
14 401 (3.43%) Project Manager
15 395 (3.38%) Azure DevOps
16 387 (3.31%) Azure Developer
17 365 (3.12%) Software Engineer
18 351 (3.00%) Consultant
19 315 (2.70%) Python Developer
20 313 (2.68%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,847 (15.80%) .NET
2 920 (7.87%) React
3 748 (6.40%) HTML
4 724 (6.19%) CSS
5 569 (4.87%) .NET Core
6 556 (4.76%) AngularJS
7 531 (4.54%) Node.js
8 495 (4.24%) REST
9 435 (3.72%) Kafka
10 432 (3.70%) .NET Framework
11 431 (3.69%) RESTful
12 410 (3.51%) ASP.NET
13 333 (2.85%) HTML5
14 288 (2.46%) Spring
15 275 (2.35%) JSON
16 254 (2.17%) Web Services
17 229 (1.96%) ARM Templates
18 198 (1.69%) XML
19 196 (1.68%) ASP.NET Web API
20 194 (1.66%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 668 (5.72%) Public Cloud
2 460 (3.94%) Data Centre
3 418 (3.58%) Cloud Native
4 288 (2.46%) Greenfield Project
5 276 (2.36%) User Experience
6 257 (2.20%) Management Information System
7 251 (2.15%) Data Protection Act
8 212 (1.81%) Equities
9 197 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
10 180 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
11 169 (1.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 169 (1.45%) Hedge funds
12 168 (1.44%) Derivative
13 166 (1.42%) PKI
14 163 (1.39%) Hybrid Cloud
15 152 (1.30%) Virtual Team
16 147 (1.26%) Mobile App
17 141 (1.21%) Fixed Income
18 132 (1.13%) Data Structures
18 132 (1.13%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,637 (14.01%) Windows
2 1,043 (8.92%) Linux
3 704 (6.02%) Windows Server
4 302 (2.58%) Unix
5 298 (2.55%) Windows 10
6 206 (1.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 167 (1.43%) Windows Server 2019
8 155 (1.33%) Windows Server 2016
9 141 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 107 (0.92%) Android
11 103 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
12 95 (0.81%) Apple iOS
13 82 (0.70%) VMS
14 48 (0.41%) Ubuntu
15 47 (0.40%) CentOS
16 39 (0.33%) Windows 7
17 32 (0.27%) Solaris
18 29 (0.25%) Mac OS
19 25 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
20 21 (0.18%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,275 (36.58%) DevOps
2 3,773 (32.28%) Agile
3 2,526 (21.61%) CI/CD
4 1,443 (12.35%) Migration
5 1,317 (11.27%) Microservices
6 1,252 (10.71%) Analytics
7 1,146 (9.80%) Scrum
8 1,022 (8.74%) Software Engineering
9 1,003 (8.58%) Business Intelligence
10 926 (7.92%) Test Automation
11 872 (7.46%) Problem-Solving
12 825 (7.06%) Infrastructure as Code
13 767 (6.56%) Stakeholder Management
14 707 (6.05%) TDD
15 679 (5.81%) Full Stack Development
16 669 (5.72%) ETL
17 580 (4.96%) Data Modelling
17 580 (4.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 565 (4.83%) SDLC
19 547 (4.68%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2,495 (21.35%) SQL
2 2,184 (18.69%) Python
3 1,795 (15.36%) C#
4 1,381 (11.82%) JavaScript
5 1,337 (11.44%) PowerShell
6 1,313 (11.23%) Java
7 602 (5.15%) TypeScript
8 492 (4.21%) Bash
9 306 (2.62%) T-SQL
10 283 (2.42%) Scala
11 245 (2.10%) Go
12 177 (1.51%) C
13 158 (1.35%) Shell Script
14 125 (1.07%) PL/SQL
15 116 (0.99%) C++
16 115 (0.98%) R
17 97 (0.83%) Ruby
18 90 (0.77%) Perl
19 77 (0.66%) PHP
20 73 (0.62%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1,087 (9.30%) Security Cleared
2 901 (7.71%) SC Cleared
3 432 (3.70%) Degree
4 190 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
5 179 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 150 (1.28%) CISSP
7 129 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
8 117 (1.00%) DV Cleared
9 108 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
10 90 (0.77%) CCNA
11 79 (0.68%) ISTQB
12 76 (0.65%) MCSE
13 69 (0.59%) AWS Certification
14 68 (0.58%) CCNP
15 67 (0.57%) TOGAF Certification
16 63 (0.54%) CISM
17 53 (0.45%) MCSA
18 47 (0.40%) PMP
19 44 (0.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
20 43 (0.37%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 453 (3.88%) QA
2 194 (1.66%) SLA
3 152 (1.30%) GDPR
4 144 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 137 (1.17%) Data Quality
6 117 (1.00%) NIST
7 112 (0.96%) Accessibility
8 71 (0.61%) PMO
9 60 (0.51%) PCI DSS
10 31 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
10 31 (0.27%) NCSC
11 28 (0.24%) COBIT
12 24 (0.21%) WCAG
13 23 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 20 (0.17%) NIST 800
15 19 (0.16%) GRC
15 19 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 15 (0.13%) GLBA
17 10 (0.086%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
18 9 (0.077%) IFRS 17
System Software
1 1,469 (12.57%) Docker
2 1,434 (12.27%) Active Directory
3 552 (4.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 260 (2.22%) Hyper-V
5 204 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
6 146 (1.25%) vSphere
7 136 (1.16%) Virtual Desktop
8 77 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
9 66 (0.56%) XenApp
10 48 (0.41%) HDFS
11 36 (0.31%) NFS
12 31 (0.27%) XenDesktop
13 29 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
14 26 (0.22%) BitLocker
15 24 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
16 23 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
17 22 (0.19%) VMware NSX
18 21 (0.18%) Firmware
19 15 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
19 15 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1,872 (16.02%) Kubernetes
2 1,759 (15.05%) Terraform
3 788 (6.74%) Ansible
4 473 (4.05%) Microsoft Intune
5 378 (3.23%) SCCM
6 233 (1.99%) Puppet
7 150 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
8 149 (1.27%) Single Sign-On
9 123 (1.05%) Grafana
10 120 (1.03%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 112 (0.96%) Prometheus
12 68 (0.58%) SCOM
13 55 (0.47%) Istio
14 50 (0.43%) WSUS
15 47 (0.40%) Packer
16 37 (0.32%) Microsoft Clustering
17 35 (0.30%) Kibana
18 33 (0.28%) FortiGate
18 33 (0.28%) Nessus
19 32 (0.27%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 3,429 (29.34%) Microsoft
2 882 (7.55%) VMware
3 788 (6.74%) Databricks
4 628 (5.37%) Oracle
5 547 (4.68%) Google
6 374 (3.20%) Cisco
7 365 (3.12%) Citrix
8 335 (2.87%) SAP
9 208 (1.78%) Red Hat
10 185 (1.58%) Splunk
11 165 (1.41%) ServiceNow
12 152 (1.30%) Palo Alto
13 137 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
14 127 (1.09%) IBM
15 102 (0.87%) Informatica
16 100 (0.86%) HP
17 97 (0.83%) Sitecore
18 95 (0.81%) F5
19 92 (0.79%) Dell
19 92 (0.79%) Meraki