Period
to 16 November 2019

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 16 November 2019 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
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 12 44
Rank change year-on-year +5 +32 +20
Contract jobs citing Azure 9,587 8,456 4,719
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.61% 8.90% 4.99%
As % of the Cloud Services category 42.32% 36.43% 28.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,795 6,120 3,378
England median daily rate £500 £490 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £335 £344 £315
90th Percentile £665 £650 £618
UK median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 41 28
England median hourly rate £50.00 £23.84 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +109.78% -38.49% +10.71%
10th Percentile £35.00 £13.80 £15.84
90th Percentile £82.50 £63.75 £61.30
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £23.84 £38.75
% change year-on-year +88.80% -38.49% +10.71%

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 22,653 23,211 16,308
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 29.79% 24.42% 17.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,546 16,219 11,412
England median daily rate £500 £483 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.63% +2.60% +4.50%
10th Percentile £300 £305 £275
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 372 312 210
England median hourly rate £22.17 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.66% -12.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £78.75 £60.00 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% -12.50% +9.45%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Azure in England

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Azure in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure in England

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure in England over the 6 months to 16 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure in England

Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Azure in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Azure in England

Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure in England over the 6 months to 16 November 2019.

Contractor 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 16 November 2019. 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 +9 4,563 £525 +1.94% 1,116
South East +6 1,892 £475 +5.56% 619
North of England +14 1,235 £450 +4.65% 645
Midlands +5 854 £475 - 409
South West +6 694 £475 +9.04% 247
North West +8 655 £460 +4.84% 365
West Midlands +3 648 £475 - 247
Yorkshire +21 451 £425 +0.71% 224
East of England +24 309 £450 +5.88% 230
East Midlands +21 196 £425 -8.11% 160
North East +4 128 £450 - 56
Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 16 November 2019, 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 3,160 (32.96%) Microsoft
2 2,981 (31.09%) AWS
3 2,976 (31.04%) DevOps
4 2,972 (31.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2,206 (23.01%) SQL
6 2,134 (22.26%) C#
7 2,046 (21.34%) .NET
8 1,726 (18.00%) Windows
9 1,479 (15.43%) Finance
10 1,429 (14.91%) SQL Server
11 1,407 (14.68%) Active Directory
12 1,336 (13.94%) Office 365
13 1,283 (13.38%) Python
14 1,232 (12.85%) JavaScript
15 1,216 (12.68%) PowerShell
16 1,198 (12.50%) Docker
17 1,189 (12.40%) Migration
18 1,131 (11.80%) Kubernetes
19 1,104 (11.52%) Microservices
20 1,009 (10.52%) Java
21 954 (9.95%) Scrum
22 935 (9.75%) GCP
23 896 (9.35%) Linux
24 893 (9.31%) Business Intelligence
25 862 (8.99%) Git (software)
26 851 (8.88%) PaaS
27 839 (8.75%) Power Platform
28 828 (8.64%) TDD
29 815 (8.50%) Analytics
30 787 (8.21%) Security Cleared

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
1 636 (6.63%) SharePoint
2 262 (2.73%) Confluence
3 254 (2.65%) Apache Spark
4 213 (2.22%) Skype for Business
5 177 (1.85%) MS Exchange
6 165 (1.72%) IIS
7 127 (1.32%) Apache
8 114 (1.19%) OpenStack
9 99 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
10 80 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
11 75 (0.78%) CMS
12 64 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
13 61 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
14 60 (0.63%) Tomcat
15 52 (0.54%) WebLogic
16 49 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
17 47 (0.49%) JBoss
18 37 (0.39%) nginx
18 37 (0.39%) Umbraco
19 35 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 228 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
2 126 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 38 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 37 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
5 29 (0.30%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.094%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.063%) Chatbot
8 6 (0.063%) InfoPath
9 5 (0.052%) Zeplin
10 4 (0.042%) SPSS
11 3 (0.031%) Adobe Illustrator
11 3 (0.031%) Sketch
12 2 (0.021%) AutoCAD
12 2 (0.021%) UXPin
13 1 (0.010%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.010%) Adobe XD
13 1 (0.010%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 297 (3.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 50 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
3 37 (0.39%) FINCAD Analytics
4 31 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 25 (0.26%) SAP ERP
6 22 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
7 20 (0.21%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 17 (0.18%) NetSuite
9 10 (0.10%) SAP CO
9 10 (0.10%) SAP FI
9 10 (0.10%) SAP FI/CO
10 9 (0.094%) SAP S/4HANA
10 9 (0.094%) Sonata
11 7 (0.073%) Aligne
11 7 (0.073%) Oracle Cash Management
11 7 (0.073%) Oracle EBS
12 6 (0.063%) Magento
12 6 (0.063%) Unit4 Business World
13 5 (0.052%) Eikon
13 5 (0.052%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2,981 (31.09%) AWS
2 1,336 (13.94%) Office 365
3 935 (9.75%) GCP
4 851 (8.88%) PaaS
5 839 (8.75%) Power Platform
6 786 (8.20%) Azure Active Directory
7 727 (7.58%) IaaS
8 519 (5.41%) SaaS
9 514 (5.36%) Serverless
10 423 (4.41%) Azure Data Factory
11 364 (3.80%) Dynamics 365
12 304 (3.17%) Azure Functions
13 270 (2.82%) GitHub
14 206 (2.15%) OpenShift
15 170 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
16 125 (1.30%) OneDrive
17 122 (1.27%) PowerApps
18 105 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
18 105 (1.10%) Azure ExpressRoute
19 98 (1.02%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 528 (5.51%) Firewall
2 430 (4.49%) DNS
3 270 (2.82%) VPN
4 236 (2.46%) Skype
5 229 (2.39%) WAN
6 196 (2.04%) SAN
7 190 (1.98%) TCP/IP
8 187 (1.95%) LAN
9 181 (1.89%) DHCP
10 157 (1.64%) Internet
11 137 (1.43%) Network Security
12 82 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
13 66 (0.69%) Reverse Proxy
14 64 (0.67%) NAS
15 60 (0.63%) Wireless
16 59 (0.62%) HTTP
16 59 (0.62%) MPLS
17 57 (0.59%) NetScaler
18 56 (0.58%) VLAN
19 46 (0.48%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,429 (14.91%) SQL Server
2 767 (8.00%) Power BI
3 651 (6.79%) Data Warehouse
4 616 (6.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 498 (5.19%) Azure SQL Database
6 489 (5.10%) Big Data
7 471 (4.91%) Data Lake
8 373 (3.89%) NoSQL
9 315 (3.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 303 (3.16%) Relational Database
11 267 (2.79%) PostgreSQL
12 258 (2.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 242 (2.52%) MongoDB
14 238 (2.48%) MySQL
15 229 (2.39%) Cosmos DB
16 221 (2.31%) Hadoop
17 211 (2.20%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
18 137 (1.43%) Redis
19 115 (1.20%) Oracle Database
20 101 (1.05%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 862 (8.99%) Git (software)
2 717 (7.48%) Jenkins
3 494 (5.15%) Visual Studio Team System
4 490 (5.11%) JIRA
5 390 (4.07%) Visual Studio
6 263 (2.74%) Selenium
7 254 (2.65%) TeamCity
8 247 (2.58%) Team Foundation Server
9 201 (2.10%) Octopus Deploy
10 134 (1.40%) Cucumber
11 130 (1.36%) SpecFlow
12 111 (1.16%) GitLab
13 108 (1.13%) Maven
14 97 (1.01%) JUnit
15 94 (0.98%) NUnit
16 81 (0.84%) Jasmine
16 81 (0.84%) JMeter
17 78 (0.81%) Bitbucket
18 76 (0.79%) Subversion
19 67 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1,479 (15.43%) Finance
2 498 (5.19%) Public Sector
3 354 (3.69%) Banking
4 266 (2.77%) Retail
5 168 (1.75%) Front Office
6 141 (1.47%) Telecoms
7 134 (1.40%) Marketing
8 116 (1.21%) Law
9 114 (1.19%) Legal
10 93 (0.97%) Manufacturing
11 65 (0.68%) Investment Banking
12 51 (0.53%) Publishing
13 50 (0.52%) Local Government
14 48 (0.50%) Billing
15 44 (0.46%) Back Office
16 43 (0.45%) Financial Institution
16 43 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
17 40 (0.42%) Games
18 39 (0.41%) Electronics
19 36 (0.38%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 2,657 (27.71%) Developer
2 1,671 (17.43%) Architect
3 991 (10.34%) DevOps Engineer
4 867 (9.04%) Azure Engineer
5 790 (8.24%) .NET Developer
6 546 (5.70%) Azure DevOps
7 543 (5.66%) Consultant
8 525 (5.48%) Azure Architect
9 496 (5.17%) C# Developer
10 495 (5.16%) Azure Developer
11 439 (4.58%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 430 (4.49%) Analyst
13 407 (4.25%) Solutions Architect
14 395 (4.12%) Senior Developer
15 369 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 340 (3.55%) Cloud Architect
17 338 (3.53%) Cloud Engineer
18 289 (3.01%) C# .NET Developer
19 282 (2.94%) Full Stack Developer
20 280 (2.92%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,046 (21.34%) .NET
2 771 (8.04%) AngularJS
3 676 (7.05%) Web Services
4 633 (6.60%) .NET Core
5 599 (6.25%) ASP.NET
6 563 (5.87%) HTML
7 556 (5.80%) CSS
8 531 (5.54%) Node.js
9 526 (5.49%) React
10 448 (4.67%) .NET Framework
11 445 (4.64%) ASP.NET Web API
12 437 (4.56%) REST
13 435 (4.54%) JSON
14 375 (3.91%) RESTful
15 283 (2.95%) XML
16 253 (2.64%) ASP.NET MVC
17 227 (2.37%) HTML5
18 208 (2.17%) Kafka
19 199 (2.08%) Spring
20 193 (2.01%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 523 (5.46%) Public Cloud
2 428 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
3 392 (4.09%) Greenfield Project
4 372 (3.88%) Data Centre
5 249 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
6 186 (1.94%) Hybrid Cloud
7 185 (1.93%) User Experience
8 146 (1.52%) Mobile App
9 143 (1.49%) Management Information System
9 143 (1.49%) Replication
10 132 (1.38%) Self-Motivation
11 118 (1.23%) Cloud Native
12 101 (1.05%) Clustering
13 97 (1.01%) PKI
14 85 (0.89%) Private Cloud
15 81 (0.84%) Derivative
16 78 (0.81%) Virtual Team
17 76 (0.79%) Algorithms
17 76 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
18 73 (0.76%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1,726 (18.00%) Windows
2 896 (9.35%) Linux
3 652 (6.80%) Windows Server
4 417 (4.35%) Windows 10
5 254 (2.65%) Unix
6 251 (2.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 187 (1.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 163 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 139 (1.45%) Android
10 128 (1.34%) Windows 7
11 116 (1.21%) Apple iOS
12 100 (1.04%) Ubuntu
13 94 (0.98%) CentOS
14 69 (0.72%) VMS
15 54 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
16 44 (0.46%) Mac OS X
17 31 (0.32%) Windows 8
18 23 (0.24%) Mac OS
19 22 (0.23%) Solaris
20 19 (0.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,976 (31.04%) DevOps
2 2,972 (31.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1,189 (12.40%) Migration
4 1,104 (11.52%) Microservices
5 954 (9.95%) Scrum
6 893 (9.31%) Business Intelligence
7 828 (8.64%) TDD
8 815 (8.50%) Analytics
9 775 (8.08%) Test Automation
10 727 (7.58%) Continuous Integration
11 590 (6.15%) MVC
12 504 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
13 497 (5.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 492 (5.13%) Problem-Solving
15 476 (4.97%) Software Engineering
16 473 (4.93%) BDD
17 454 (4.74%) ETL
17 454 (4.74%) Infrastructure as Code
18 424 (4.42%) Kanban
19 402 (4.19%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 2,206 (23.01%) SQL
2 2,134 (22.26%) C#
3 1,283 (13.38%) Python
4 1,232 (12.85%) JavaScript
5 1,216 (12.68%) PowerShell
6 1,009 (10.52%) Java
7 320 (3.34%) T-SQL
8 249 (2.60%) Bash Shell
9 245 (2.56%) TypeScript
10 158 (1.65%) Scala
11 155 (1.62%) C++
12 138 (1.44%) Go
13 135 (1.41%) Ruby
14 131 (1.37%) R
15 108 (1.13%) Java 8
16 105 (1.10%) C
17 98 (1.02%) ES6
18 85 (0.89%) Perl
19 81 (0.84%) Shell Script
20 80 (0.83%) PHP
Qualifications
1 787 (8.21%) Security Cleared
2 619 (6.46%) SC Cleared
3 413 (4.31%) Degree
4 222 (2.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 129 (1.35%) CISSP
6 115 (1.20%) MCSE
7 94 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
8 80 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
9 77 (0.80%) MCSA
10 72 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
11 69 (0.72%) DV Cleared
12 66 (0.69%) CISM
13 54 (0.56%) TOGAF Certification
14 48 (0.50%) ISTQB
15 43 (0.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 42 (0.44%) CCNA
16 42 (0.44%) Master's Degree
17 37 (0.39%) ISEB
18 36 (0.38%) DBS Check
19 35 (0.37%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 343 (3.58%) QA
2 105 (1.10%) GDPR
2 105 (1.10%) SLA
3 87 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 68 (0.71%) PCI DSS
5 64 (0.67%) Data Quality
6 52 (0.54%) NIST
7 39 (0.41%) NCSC
8 36 (0.38%) PMO
9 25 (0.26%) COBIT
10 20 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 17 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 12 (0.13%) NIST 800
13 11 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
14 10 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
15 9 (0.094%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 6 (0.063%) GxP
16 6 (0.063%) HL7
16 6 (0.063%) ISO 9000
16 6 (0.063%) WCAG
System Software
1 1,407 (14.68%) Active Directory
2 1,198 (12.50%) Docker
3 442 (4.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 245 (2.56%) Hyper-V
5 160 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
6 136 (1.42%) vSphere
7 99 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
8 95 (0.99%) XenApp
9 70 (0.73%) XenDesktop
10 30 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
10 30 (0.31%) VMware NSX
11 29 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
12 26 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
13 25 (0.26%) HDFS
13 25 (0.26%) vCloud
14 21 (0.22%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 15 (0.16%) BitLocker
16 14 (0.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 12 (0.13%) LXC
18 11 (0.11%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1,131 (11.80%) Kubernetes
2 774 (8.07%) Terraform
3 735 (7.67%) Ansible
4 394 (4.11%) SCCM
5 381 (3.97%) Puppet
6 290 (3.02%) Microsoft Intune
7 279 (2.91%) Opscode Chef
8 174 (1.81%) Single Sign-On
9 108 (1.13%) SCOM
10 72 (0.75%) Prometheus
11 68 (0.71%) Grafana
12 59 (0.62%) Kibana
13 52 (0.54%) Nagios
14 50 (0.52%) Packer
15 48 (0.50%) Consul
16 43 (0.45%) WSUS
17 38 (0.40%) Salt
17 38 (0.40%) vCenter Server
18 34 (0.35%) logstash
18 34 (0.35%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 3,160 (32.96%) Microsoft
2 770 (8.03%) VMware
3 577 (6.02%) Google
4 524 (5.47%) Oracle
5 332 (3.46%) Cisco
6 313 (3.26%) Databricks
7 311 (3.24%) Citrix
8 217 (2.26%) SAP
9 175 (1.83%) Splunk
10 161 (1.68%) Tableau
11 156 (1.63%) Red Hat
12 129 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
13 110 (1.15%) HP
14 96 (1.00%) NetApp
15 95 (0.99%) MuleSoft
16 93 (0.97%) IBM
17 83 (0.87%) Cloudera
18 80 (0.83%) CheckPoint
19 78 (0.81%) Dell
20 75 (0.78%) ServiceNow