Period
to 25 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Azure Data Factory skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Azure Data Factory over the 6 months to 25 October 2021 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 Data Factory
UK
6 months to
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 246 310 434
Rank change year-on-year +64 +124 +243
Contract jobs citing Azure Data Factory 919 232 424
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.08% 0.73% 0.50%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.04% 2.29% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 669 151 313
10th Percentile £413 £363 £413
25th Percentile £463 £413 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £500 £513
Median % change year-on-year +8.00% -2.44% +2.50%
75th Percentile £620 £588 £625
90th Percentile £691 £665 £721
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £72.95 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Azure Data Factory is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 30,212 10,109 24,588
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.62% 31.74% 29.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,793 7,087 17,174
10th Percentile £325 £310 £288
25th Percentile £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £495
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +1.01% +4.21%
75th Percentile £625 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £660
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 472 149 367
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.20 £13.65
25th Percentile £14.25 £16.25 £16.25
Median hourly rate £20.92 £21.86 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -4.29% +6.63% +17.14%
75th Percentile £46.50 £40.00 £40.00
90th Percentile £65.50 £55.50 £63.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.33 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -8.35% - +14.29%

Azure Data Factory
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Azure Data Factory as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Azure Data Factory in the UK

Azure Data Factory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for Azure Data Factory in the UK

Azure Data Factory
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure Data Factory over the 6 months to 25 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Azure Data Factory in the UK

Azure Data Factory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for Azure Data Factory in the UK

Azure Data Factory
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Azure Data Factory over the 6 months to 25 October 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Azure Data Factory in the UK

Azure Data Factory
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Azure Data Factory within the UK over the 6 months to 25 October 2021. 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
England +26 651 £550 +4.76% 175
London +6 423 £565 +2.73% 83
Work from Home +10 377 £550 +3.53% 35
UK excluding London -47 202 £500 +5.26% 96
North of England -22 77 £500 - 31
South East -67 51 £550 - 23
Yorkshire -12 39 £475 +15.15% 9
Midlands -53 36 £483 +1.58% 23
North West -37 31 £500 - 21
West Midlands -50 28 £479 -1.79% 17
Scotland -79 15 £450 +12.50% 5
South West -39 9 £500 +17.65% 5
East Midlands -37 8 £500 +42.86% 6
North East - 7 £620 - 1
East of England -57 6 £475 - 7
Wales -27 5 £500 - 1
Northern Ireland - 3 £328 - 1

For the 6 months to 25 October 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Azure Data Factory 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 with a requirement for Azure Data Factory.

1 919 (100.00%) Azure
2 576 (62.68%) SQL
3 566 (61.59%) Databricks
4 464 (50.49%) Data Lake
5 410 (44.61%) DevOps
6 358 (38.96%) Python
7 357 (38.85%) Business Intelligence
8 347 (37.76%) Power Platform
9 333 (36.24%) Analytics
10 331 (36.02%) Microsoft
11 321 (34.93%) Power BI
12 316 (34.39%) Data Warehouse
13 288 (31.34%) Azure Synapse Analytics
14 276 (30.03%) Azure SQL Database
15 253 (27.53%) Agile Software Development
16 249 (27.09%) Data Modelling
17 244 (26.55%) ETL
18 228 (24.81%) SQL Server
19 150 (16.32%) Social Skills
20 146 (15.89%) Data Pipeline
21 143 (15.56%) C#
22 140 (15.23%) Serverless
23 137 (14.91%) Data Engineering
24 136 (14.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 135 (14.69%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
26 130 (14.15%) Azure Functions
27 127 (13.82%) Apache Spark
27 127 (13.82%) Scrum
28 126 (13.71%) Finance
29 118 (12.84%) Migration

Azure Data Factory
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 127 (13.82%) Apache Spark
2 23 (2.50%) SharePoint
3 20 (2.18%) Apache
4 15 (1.63%) BizTalk Server
5 14 (1.52%) Confluence
6 12 (1.31%) Apache Pig
7 9 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (0.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 6 (0.65%) Anypoint
9 5 (0.54%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.33%) Apache Airflow
10 3 (0.33%) ArcGIS
10 3 (0.33%) Mule
11 2 (0.22%) SAS
12 1 (0.11%) CMS
12 1 (0.11%) Jupyter
12 1 (0.11%) Luigi
12 1 (0.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 10 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 25 (2.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.54%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (0.44%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.22%) Maximo
4 2 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.11%) iTrent
5 1 (0.11%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.11%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 919 (100.00%) Azure
2 347 (37.76%) Power Platform
3 288 (31.34%) Azure Synapse Analytics
4 140 (15.23%) Serverless
5 130 (14.15%) Azure Functions
6 111 (12.08%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 90 (9.79%) Azure Storage
8 74 (8.05%) Azure Logic Apps
9 68 (7.40%) AWS
10 62 (6.75%) PaaS
11 49 (5.33%) PowerApps
12 46 (5.01%) Azure Event Grid
12 46 (5.01%) Azure Stack
13 41 (4.46%) Azure Active Directory
13 41 (4.46%) Azure Key Vault
14 40 (4.35%) Azure Machine Learning
14 40 (4.35%) Azure Service Bus
15 37 (4.03%) GCP
15 37 (4.03%) Power Automate
16 32 (3.48%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.96%) FTP
2 13 (1.41%) Network Security
3 10 (1.09%) Firewall
4 8 (0.87%) SSL
5 6 (0.65%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (0.44%) DNS
7 2 (0.22%) DMZ
7 2 (0.22%) Internet
8 1 (0.11%) AMQP
8 1 (0.11%) DHCP
8 1 (0.11%) Intranet
8 1 (0.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 464 (50.49%) Data Lake
2 321 (34.93%) Power BI
3 316 (34.39%) Data Warehouse
4 276 (30.03%) Azure SQL Database
5 228 (24.81%) SQL Server
6 136 (14.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 135 (14.69%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 109 (11.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 99 (10.77%) Big Data
10 81 (8.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 62 (6.75%) Delta Lake
12 61 (6.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 53 (5.77%) Relational Database
13 53 (5.77%) Tableau
14 49 (5.33%) Hadoop
15 44 (4.79%) Metadata
16 35 (3.81%) NoSQL
16 35 (3.81%) OLAP
17 29 (3.16%) OLTP
18 28 (3.05%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 92 (10.01%) Git (software)
2 35 (3.81%) JIRA
2 35 (3.81%) Visual Studio
3 25 (2.72%) Jenkins
4 11 (1.20%) Gradle
4 11 (1.20%) Maven
5 10 (1.09%) TeamCity
6 9 (0.98%) Visual Studio Team System
7 8 (0.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 8 (0.87%) Subversion
8 7 (0.76%) ER Studio
8 7 (0.76%) ERwin
8 7 (0.76%) kappa
8 7 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (0.65%) MLflow
10 5 (0.54%) NUnit
10 5 (0.54%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (0.54%) PowerDesigner
11 4 (0.44%) git-flow
11 4 (0.44%) Selenium
General
1 150 (16.32%) Social Skills
2 126 (13.71%) Finance
3 66 (7.18%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (4.68%) Public Sector
5 37 (4.03%) Banking
6 29 (3.16%) Presentation Skills
7 24 (2.61%) Retail
8 23 (2.50%) Investment Banking
9 15 (1.63%) Back Office
10 13 (1.41%) Law
11 12 (1.31%) Marketing
12 11 (1.20%) Publishing
13 8 (0.87%) Legal
14 6 (0.65%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.44%) French Language
15 4 (0.44%) Manufacturing
16 3 (0.33%) Advertising
16 3 (0.33%) Automotive
16 3 (0.33%) Organisational Skills
17 2 (0.22%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 343 (37.32%) Data Engineer
2 305 (33.19%) Azure Engineer
3 173 (18.82%) Architect
4 160 (17.41%) Developer
5 95 (10.34%) Azure Architect
6 89 (9.68%) Data Architect
7 68 (7.40%) Azure Developer
8 64 (6.96%) DevOps Engineer
9 55 (5.98%) Solutions Architect
10 54 (5.88%) Platform Engineer
11 48 (5.22%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 42 (4.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 40 (4.35%) Consultant
14 32 (3.48%) Analyst
15 30 (3.26%) SQL Developer
16 27 (2.94%) Power BI Developer
17 24 (2.61%) Lead Architect
17 24 (2.61%) Senior Data Engineer
18 21 (2.29%) Azure DevOps
19 19 (2.07%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (10.34%) .NET
2 60 (6.53%) Kafka
3 57 (6.20%) JSON
3 57 (6.20%) PySpark
4 43 (4.68%) REST
5 38 (4.13%) XML
6 33 (3.59%) .NET Framework
7 31 (3.37%) ARM Templates
8 27 (2.94%) ASP.NET
8 27 (2.94%) Web Services
9 25 (2.72%) .NET Core
9 25 (2.72%) YAML
10 22 (2.39%) Spark Streaming
11 21 (2.29%) SOAP
12 19 (2.07%) ASP.NET MVC
12 19 (2.07%) Entity Framework
13 16 (1.74%) SAML
14 13 (1.41%) ASP.NET Web API
15 12 (1.31%) AngularJS
16 10 (1.09%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 42 (4.57%) Cloud Native
2 27 (2.94%) Legacy Systems
3 25 (2.72%) Data Structures
4 21 (2.29%) Greenfield Project
5 19 (2.07%) Algorithms
6 18 (1.96%) Public Cloud
6 18 (1.96%) User Experience
7 15 (1.63%) Data Protection Act
7 15 (1.63%) Tandem
8 11 (1.20%) Legacy Applications
9 10 (1.09%) Reference Data
10 9 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (0.98%) Management Information System
11 6 (0.65%) Virtual Team
12 5 (0.54%) FMCG
12 5 (0.54%) Grid Computing
12 5 (0.54%) Hedge funds
12 5 (0.54%) Linux Command Line
13 4 (0.44%) Self-Motivation
14 3 (0.33%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 22 (2.39%) Linux
2 15 (1.63%) Windows
3 10 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (0.87%) Windows Server
5 7 (0.76%) Ubuntu
5 7 (0.76%) VMS
6 6 (0.65%) Debian
6 6 (0.65%) Unix
7 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 410 (44.61%) DevOps
2 357 (38.85%) Business Intelligence
3 333 (36.24%) Analytics
4 253 (27.53%) Agile Software Development
5 249 (27.09%) Data Modelling
6 244 (26.55%) ETL
7 146 (15.89%) Data Pipeline
8 137 (14.91%) Data Engineering
9 127 (13.82%) Scrum
10 118 (12.84%) Migration
11 79 (8.60%) Data Transformation
12 70 (7.62%) Machine Learning
13 68 (7.40%) Data Integration
14 63 (6.86%) Data Ingestion
14 63 (6.86%) Visualisation
15 62 (6.75%) Data Science
16 59 (6.42%) Data Architecture
17 58 (6.31%) Stakeholder Management
18 57 (6.20%) Problem-Solving
18 57 (6.20%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 576 (62.68%) SQL
2 358 (38.96%) Python
3 143 (15.56%) C#
4 116 (12.62%) PowerShell
5 110 (11.97%) T-SQL
6 78 (8.49%) Scala
7 49 (5.33%) Java
8 41 (4.46%) JavaScript
9 39 (4.24%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 38 (4.13%) Bash Shell
11 34 (3.70%) R
12 9 (0.98%) Perl
12 9 (0.98%) PHP
12 9 (0.98%) U-SQL
13 6 (0.65%) COBOL
14 5 (0.54%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.44%) C++
15 4 (0.44%) Go
16 3 (0.33%) Groovy
16 3 (0.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 36 (3.92%) Degree
2 33 (3.59%) Security Cleared
3 30 (3.26%) SC Cleared
4 17 (1.85%) PhD
5 15 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (0.98%) Numerate Degree
8 7 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.33%) BC Cleared
9 3 (0.33%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.33%) TOGAF Certification
10 2 (0.22%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (5.77%) Data Quality
2 11 (1.20%) GDPR
3 10 (1.09%) QA
4 8 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.22%) Accessibility
5 2 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 48 (5.22%) Active Directory
2 24 (2.61%) Docker
3 16 (1.74%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (1.20%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 57 (6.20%) Kubernetes
2 41 (4.46%) Terraform
3 9 (0.98%) Single Sign-On
4 8 (0.87%) Ansible
4 8 (0.87%) Puppet
5 7 (0.76%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 7 (0.76%) Oozie
5 7 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.65%) FortiGate
7 5 (0.54%) Kubeflow
8 2 (0.22%) Control-M
8 2 (0.22%) Grafana
8 2 (0.22%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.11%) Salt
Vendors
1 566 (61.59%) Databricks
2 331 (36.02%) Microsoft
3 40 (4.35%) Oracle
4 37 (4.03%) SAP
5 35 (3.81%) Salesforce.com
6 21 (2.29%) Alteryx
6 21 (2.29%) MuleSoft
7 18 (1.96%) Informatica
8 15 (1.63%) Cloudera
9 13 (1.41%) Atlassian
10 12 (1.31%) StreamSets
11 10 (1.09%) Red Hat
12 9 (0.98%) Google
12 9 (0.98%) Hortonworks
13 6 (0.65%) Adobe
13 6 (0.65%) CheckPoint
13 6 (0.65%) Cisco
14 5 (0.54%) BiZZdesign
14 5 (0.54%) New Relic
14 5 (0.54%) PagerDuty