Period
to 19 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 19 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
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 12 44
Rank change year-on-year +5 +32 +21
Contract jobs citing Azure 9,651 8,451 4,638
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.62% 8.95% 4.97%
As % of the Cloud Services category 42.28% 36.47% 28.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,838 6,126 3,324
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £335 £350 £315
90th Percentile £663 £650 £617
UK median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 40 25
England median hourly rate £51.00 £26.28 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +94.10% -29.93% +42.18%
10th Percentile £35.00 £15.11 £16.53
90th Percentile £82.50 £63.75 £55.25
UK median hourly rate £46.00 £26.28 £37.50
% change year-on-year +75.07% -29.93% +42.18%

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 22,824 23,174 16,116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 29.85% 24.54% 17.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,659 16,223 11,273
England median daily rate £500 £485 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £294 £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 379 309 207
England median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.71% -12.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.46 £10.98
90th Percentile £78.75 £60.59 £59.25
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% -12.50% +7.85%

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 19 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 19 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 19 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 4,592 £525 - 950
South East +6 1,897 £475 +5.50% 535
North of England +12 1,246 £450 +4.05% 539
Midlands +5 861 £475 - 370
South West +6 695 £475 +9.51% 214
North West +7 662 £450 +2.56% 307
West Midlands +3 652 £475 - 230
Yorkshire +21 453 £428 +0.71% 193
East of England +26 317 £450 +5.88% 206
East Midlands +25 199 £425 -5.56% 138
North East +6 130 £450 - 39
Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 19 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 3,188 (33.03%) Microsoft
2 2,999 (31.07%) DevOps
3 2,994 (31.02%) AWS
4 2,982 (30.90%) Agile Software Development
5 2,216 (22.96%) SQL
6 2,152 (22.30%) C#
7 2,071 (21.46%) .NET
8 1,740 (18.03%) Windows
9 1,489 (15.43%) Finance
10 1,440 (14.92%) SQL Server
11 1,411 (14.62%) Active Directory
12 1,340 (13.88%) Office 365
13 1,283 (13.29%) Python
14 1,241 (12.86%) JavaScript
15 1,226 (12.70%) PowerShell
16 1,203 (12.47%) Docker
17 1,200 (12.43%) Migration
18 1,137 (11.78%) Kubernetes
19 1,107 (11.47%) Microservices
20 1,008 (10.44%) Java
21 960 (9.95%) Scrum
22 942 (9.76%) GCP
23 901 (9.34%) Linux
24 894 (9.26%) Business Intelligence
25 869 (9.00%) Git (software)
26 858 (8.89%) PaaS
27 835 (8.65%) TDD
27 835 (8.65%) Power Platform
28 820 (8.50%) Analytics
29 788 (8.16%) 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 (6.59%) SharePoint
2 261 (2.70%) Confluence
3 253 (2.62%) Apache Spark
4 215 (2.23%) Skype for Business
5 180 (1.87%) MS Exchange
6 170 (1.76%) IIS
7 129 (1.34%) Apache
8 112 (1.16%) OpenStack
9 100 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
10 81 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
11 76 (0.79%) CMS
12 63 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
13 62 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
14 61 (0.63%) Tomcat
15 53 (0.55%) WebLogic
16 49 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
17 47 (0.49%) JBoss
18 38 (0.39%) nginx
19 37 (0.38%) Umbraco
20 34 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 229 (2.37%) Microsoft Office
2 128 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 39 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 37 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
5 29 (0.30%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.093%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.062%) Chatbot
8 6 (0.062%) InfoPath
9 5 (0.052%) Zeplin
10 4 (0.041%) 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 (3.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 51 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
3 37 (0.38%) FINCAD Analytics
4 34 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 25 (0.26%) SAP ERP
6 22 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
7 21 (0.22%) 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 (0.093%) SAP S/4HANA
10 9 (0.093%) Sonata
11 8 (0.083%) Oracle EBS
12 7 (0.073%) Aligne
12 7 (0.073%) Oracle Cash Management
13 6 (0.062%) Magento
13 6 (0.062%) Unit4 Business World
14 5 (0.052%) Eikon
14 5 (0.052%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2,994 (31.02%) AWS
2 1,340 (13.88%) Office 365
3 942 (9.76%) GCP
4 858 (8.89%) PaaS
5 835 (8.65%) Power Platform
6 787 (8.15%) Azure Active Directory
7 734 (7.61%) IaaS
8 527 (5.46%) SaaS
9 519 (5.38%) Serverless
10 428 (4.43%) Azure Data Factory
11 364 (3.77%) Dynamics 365
12 307 (3.18%) Azure Functions
13 273 (2.83%) GitHub
14 207 (2.14%) OpenShift
15 174 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
16 125 (1.30%) OneDrive
17 119 (1.23%) PowerApps
18 105 (1.09%) Azure ExpressRoute
19 103 (1.07%) AWS CloudFormation
20 98 (1.02%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 532 (5.51%) Firewall
2 437 (4.53%) DNS
3 270 (2.80%) VPN
4 236 (2.45%) Skype
5 230 (2.38%) WAN
6 196 (2.03%) SAN
7 191 (1.98%) TCP/IP
8 190 (1.97%) DHCP
9 188 (1.95%) LAN
10 157 (1.63%) Internet
11 138 (1.43%) Network Security
12 80 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
13 66 (0.68%) Reverse Proxy
14 62 (0.64%) NAS
14 62 (0.64%) Wireless
15 60 (0.62%) HTTP
15 60 (0.62%) MPLS
16 58 (0.60%) NetScaler
17 57 (0.59%) VLAN
18 46 (0.48%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,440 (14.92%) SQL Server
2 767 (7.95%) Power BI
3 664 (6.88%) Data Warehouse
4 618 (6.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 500 (5.18%) Azure SQL Database
6 496 (5.14%) Big Data
7 481 (4.98%) Data Lake
8 382 (3.96%) NoSQL
9 316 (3.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 303 (3.14%) Relational Database
11 267 (2.77%) PostgreSQL
12 259 (2.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 242 (2.51%) MongoDB
14 236 (2.45%) MySQL
15 232 (2.40%) Cosmos DB
16 225 (2.33%) Hadoop
17 216 (2.24%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
18 137 (1.42%) Redis
19 116 (1.20%) Oracle Database
20 102 (1.06%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 869 (9.00%) Git (software)
2 716 (7.42%) Jenkins
3 496 (5.14%) Visual Studio Team System
4 495 (5.13%) JIRA
5 392 (4.06%) Visual Studio
6 264 (2.74%) Selenium
7 256 (2.65%) TeamCity
8 249 (2.58%) Team Foundation Server
9 202 (2.09%) Octopus Deploy
10 134 (1.39%) Cucumber
11 130 (1.35%) SpecFlow
12 110 (1.14%) GitLab
13 106 (1.10%) Maven
14 97 (1.01%) JUnit
15 94 (0.97%) NUnit
16 81 (0.84%) Jasmine
16 81 (0.84%) JMeter
17 80 (0.83%) Bitbucket
18 76 (0.79%) Subversion
19 66 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1,489 (15.43%) Finance
2 495 (5.13%) Public Sector
3 356 (3.69%) Banking
4 271 (2.81%) Retail
5 169 (1.75%) Front Office
6 143 (1.48%) Telecoms
7 136 (1.41%) Marketing
8 116 (1.20%) Law
9 115 (1.19%) Legal
10 93 (0.96%) Manufacturing
11 65 (0.67%) Investment Banking
12 51 (0.53%) Publishing
13 49 (0.51%) Local Government
14 47 (0.49%) Billing
15 44 (0.46%) Back Office
15 44 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
16 42 (0.44%) Financial Institution
17 39 (0.40%) Electronics
17 39 (0.40%) Games
18 37 (0.38%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 2,679 (27.76%) Developer
2 1,682 (17.43%) Architect
3 998 (10.34%) DevOps Engineer
4 875 (9.07%) Azure Engineer
5 805 (8.34%) .NET Developer
6 556 (5.76%) Azure DevOps
7 547 (5.67%) Consultant
8 530 (5.49%) Azure Architect
9 502 (5.20%) Azure Developer
10 499 (5.17%) C# Developer
11 447 (4.63%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 432 (4.48%) Analyst
13 408 (4.23%) Solutions Architect
14 404 (4.19%) Senior Developer
15 369 (3.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 343 (3.55%) Cloud Architect
17 338 (3.50%) Cloud Engineer
18 292 (3.03%) C# .NET Developer
19 286 (2.96%) Data Engineer
20 279 (2.89%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,071 (21.46%) .NET
2 778 (8.06%) AngularJS
3 674 (6.98%) Web Services
4 640 (6.63%) .NET Core
5 604 (6.26%) ASP.NET
6 567 (5.88%) HTML
7 562 (5.82%) CSS
8 538 (5.57%) Node.js
9 527 (5.46%) React
10 453 (4.69%) ASP.NET Web API
11 448 (4.64%) .NET Framework
12 435 (4.51%) REST
13 433 (4.49%) JSON
14 375 (3.89%) RESTful
15 281 (2.91%) XML
16 256 (2.65%) ASP.NET MVC
17 224 (2.32%) HTML5
18 208 (2.16%) Kafka
19 198 (2.05%) Spring
20 193 (2.00%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 521 (5.40%) Public Cloud
2 435 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
3 396 (4.10%) Greenfield Project
4 374 (3.88%) Data Centre
5 252 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
6 187 (1.94%) Hybrid Cloud
7 183 (1.90%) User Experience
8 148 (1.53%) Mobile App
9 146 (1.51%) Replication
10 145 (1.50%) Management Information System
11 133 (1.38%) Self-Motivation
12 121 (1.25%) Cloud Native
13 103 (1.07%) Clustering
14 97 (1.01%) PKI
15 85 (0.88%) Private Cloud
16 81 (0.84%) Derivative
17 79 (0.82%) Virtual Team
18 75 (0.78%) Algorithms
18 75 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
19 73 (0.76%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1,740 (18.03%) Windows
2 901 (9.34%) Linux
3 660 (6.84%) Windows Server
4 417 (4.32%) Windows 10
5 254 (2.63%) Unix
6 253 (2.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 190 (1.97%) Windows Server 2008
8 165 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 142 (1.47%) Android
10 132 (1.37%) Windows 7
11 120 (1.24%) Apple iOS
12 100 (1.04%) Ubuntu
13 95 (0.98%) CentOS
14 68 (0.70%) 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 2,999 (31.07%) DevOps
2 2,982 (30.90%) Agile Software Development
3 1,200 (12.43%) Migration
4 1,107 (11.47%) Microservices
5 960 (9.95%) Scrum
6 894 (9.26%) Business Intelligence
7 835 (8.65%) TDD
8 820 (8.50%) Analytics
9 770 (7.98%) Test Automation
10 736 (7.63%) Continuous Integration
11 597 (6.19%) MVC
12 503 (5.21%) Stakeholder Management
13 499 (5.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 493 (5.11%) Problem-Solving
15 476 (4.93%) BDD
16 474 (4.91%) Software Engineering
17 458 (4.75%) Infrastructure as Code
18 456 (4.72%) ETL
19 426 (4.41%) Kanban
20 402 (4.17%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 2,216 (22.96%) SQL
2 2,152 (22.30%) C#
3 1,283 (13.29%) Python
4 1,241 (12.86%) JavaScript
5 1,226 (12.70%) PowerShell
6 1,008 (10.44%) Java
7 323 (3.35%) T-SQL
8 247 (2.56%) Bash Shell
9 244 (2.53%) TypeScript
10 156 (1.62%) C++
10 156 (1.62%) Scala
11 137 (1.42%) Go
12 133 (1.38%) R
13 132 (1.37%) Ruby
14 107 (1.11%) Java 8
15 105 (1.09%) C
16 96 (0.99%) ES6
17 85 (0.88%) Perl
18 82 (0.85%) PHP
18 82 (0.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 788 (8.16%) Security Cleared
2 618 (6.40%) SC Cleared
3 413 (4.28%) Degree
4 223 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 129 (1.34%) CISSP
6 115 (1.19%) MCSE
7 94 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
8 79 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
9 77 (0.80%) MCSA
10 72 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
11 68 (0.70%) DV Cleared
12 67 (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 (0.38%) ISEB
18 35 (0.36%) DBS Check
18 35 (0.36%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 344 (3.56%) QA
2 112 (1.16%) SLA
3 106 (1.10%) GDPR
4 89 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 69 (0.71%) PCI DSS
6 65 (0.67%) Data Quality
7 52 (0.54%) NIST
8 39 (0.40%) NCSC
9 36 (0.37%) PMO
10 25 (0.26%) COBIT
11 20 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 18 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 12 (0.12%) NIST 800
14 11 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
15 10 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
16 9 (0.093%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 6 (0.062%) GxP
17 6 (0.062%) HL7
17 6 (0.062%) ISO 9000
17 6 (0.062%) WCAG
System Software
1 1,411 (14.62%) Active Directory
2 1,203 (12.47%) Docker
3 449 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 246 (2.55%) Hyper-V
5 161 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
6 141 (1.46%) vSphere
7 99 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
8 96 (0.99%) XenApp
9 71 (0.74%) XenDesktop
10 33 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
11 31 (0.32%) VMware NSX
12 29 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
13 26 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
14 25 (0.26%) HDFS
15 23 (0.24%) vCloud
16 20 (0.21%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 16 (0.17%) BitLocker
18 14 (0.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
19 12 (0.12%) LXC
20 11 (0.11%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1,137 (11.78%) Kubernetes
2 774 (8.02%) Terraform
3 740 (7.67%) Ansible
4 398 (4.12%) SCCM
5 379 (3.93%) Puppet
6 291 (3.02%) Microsoft Intune
7 278 (2.88%) Opscode Chef
8 174 (1.80%) Single Sign-On
9 109 (1.13%) SCOM
10 71 (0.74%) Prometheus
11 68 (0.70%) Grafana
12 59 (0.61%) Kibana
13 52 (0.54%) Nagios
14 49 (0.51%) Packer
15 45 (0.47%) Consul
16 43 (0.45%) WSUS
17 40 (0.41%) vCenter Server
18 38 (0.39%) Salt
19 34 (0.35%) logstash
19 34 (0.35%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 3,188 (33.03%) Microsoft
2 777 (8.05%) VMware
3 577 (5.98%) Google
4 522 (5.41%) Oracle
5 340 (3.52%) Cisco
6 316 (3.27%) Databricks
7 311 (3.22%) Citrix
8 224 (2.32%) SAP
9 174 (1.80%) Splunk
10 163 (1.69%) Tableau
11 157 (1.63%) Red Hat
12 131 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
13 110 (1.14%) HP
14 94 (0.97%) NetApp
15 93 (0.96%) MuleSoft
16 90 (0.93%) IBM
17 83 (0.86%) Cloudera
18 80 (0.83%) CheckPoint
19 78 (0.81%) Dell
20 76 (0.79%) ServiceNow