Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 278 415 553
Rank change year-on-year +137 +138 +218
Contract jobs citing Azure Data Factory 487 284 336
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.91% 0.50% 0.35%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.61% 1.65% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 195 240
10th Percentile £375 £406 £350
25th Percentile £425 £438 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £495 £500
Median % change year-on-year +1.01% -1.00% -
75th Percentile £575 £575 £563
90th Percentile £638 £675 £626
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
10th Percentile £35.45 " "
25th Percentile £40.63 " £24.25
Median hourly rate £49.25 - £24.50
75th Percentile £57.88 " £24.75
90th Percentile £63.05 " "
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 18,659 17,164 26,121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.91% 30.33% 27.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,468 12,015 18,292
10th Percentile £313 £285 £313
25th Percentile £410 £400 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £588 £588 £575
90th Percentile £663 £675 £655
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £457
% change year-on-year - -1.53% +4.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 331 276 261
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.75 £11.00
25th Percentile £15.00 £16.25 £13.20
Median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +14.29% -3.37%
75th Percentile £45.00 £37.20 £26.05
90th Percentile £61.00 £57.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £19.31 £17.00
% change year-on-year +0.97% +13.60% +3.03%

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 21 April 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 21 April 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Azure Data Factory in the UK

Azure Data Factory
Top 16 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 21 April 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 +88 331 £500 +1.01% 135
Work from Home -44 229 £500 -35.48% 49
London +35 197 £515 +4.04% 53
UK excluding London +88 103 £475 - 87
North of England +68 32 £480 -11.93% 19
South East +48 29 £495 -5.71% 26
North West +42 20 £525 -3.67% 5
Midlands +26 13 £450 -5.26% 19
Scotland +12 13 £388 -6.06% 4
Yorkshire +39 11 £440 -32.31% 10
West Midlands +14 10 £450 -5.26% 17
South West +47 8 £525 +10.53% 5
East of England +24 5 £395 -16.95% 13
East Midlands +18 3 £538 +19.44% 2
Wales +5 3 £513 +13.89% 1
North East - 2 £545 - 4

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 487 (100.00%) Azure
2 317 (65.09%) SQL
3 240 (49.28%) Databricks
4 224 (46.00%) Data Lake
5 195 (40.04%) DevOps
6 191 (39.22%) Data Warehouse
7 182 (37.37%) Microsoft
8 179 (36.76%) Azure SQL Database
9 177 (36.34%) Business Intelligence
10 172 (35.32%) Power Platform
11 165 (33.88%) Analytics
12 164 (33.68%) Power BI
13 163 (33.47%) Python
14 147 (30.18%) SQL Server
15 146 (29.98%) Azure Synapse Analytics
16 144 (29.57%) Agile Software Development
17 143 (29.36%) Data Modelling
18 140 (28.75%) ETL
19 102 (20.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 81 (16.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 76 (15.61%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
22 75 (15.40%) Serverless
23 72 (14.78%) Azure Cosmos DB
24 70 (14.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 70 (14.37%) Data Engineering
25 66 (13.55%) Scrum
25 66 (13.55%) Azure Functions
26 61 (12.53%) Finance
27 56 (11.50%) T-SQL
28 49 (10.06%) C#

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 42 (8.62%) Apache Spark
2 25 (5.13%) Apache
3 22 (4.52%) SharePoint
4 13 (2.67%) Apache Airflow
5 6 (1.23%) ArcGIS
6 4 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.62%) Confluence
7 3 (0.62%) IIS
8 2 (0.41%) Apache Pulsar
9 1 (0.21%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.21%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.21%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.41%) MS Visio
1 2 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 14 (2.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.82%) SAP CRM
3 3 (0.62%) Aligne
4 2 (0.41%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 487 (100.00%) Azure
2 172 (35.32%) Power Platform
3 146 (29.98%) Azure Synapse Analytics
4 75 (15.40%) Serverless
5 72 (14.78%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 66 (13.55%) Azure Functions
7 43 (8.83%) AWS
8 39 (8.01%) Azure Storage
9 30 (6.16%) Azure Logic Apps
10 27 (5.54%) PaaS
11 22 (4.52%) Azure Key Vault
12 18 (3.70%) Azure Machine Learning
13 16 (3.29%) PowerApps
14 14 (2.87%) Azure Stack
15 13 (2.67%) Dynamics 365
15 13 (2.67%) GCP
16 12 (2.46%) IaaS
17 11 (2.26%) Azure Service Bus
17 11 (2.26%) Microsoft 365
18 10 (2.05%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.62%) Firewall
1 3 (0.62%) TCP/IP
1 3 (0.62%) VPN
2 2 (0.41%) Network Security
3 1 (0.21%) DMZ
3 1 (0.21%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 224 (46.00%) Data Lake
2 191 (39.22%) Data Warehouse
3 179 (36.76%) Azure SQL Database
4 164 (33.68%) Power BI
5 147 (30.18%) SQL Server
6 102 (20.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 81 (16.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 76 (15.61%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 70 (14.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 37 (7.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 32 (6.57%) Big Data
11 32 (6.57%) NoSQL
12 23 (4.72%) Tableau
13 17 (3.49%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 17 (3.49%) HDInsight
14 13 (2.67%) Hadoop
14 13 (2.67%) Relational Database
14 13 (2.67%) Snowflake Schema
14 13 (2.67%) Spark SQL
15 10 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 41 (8.42%) Git (software)
2 27 (5.54%) Jenkins
3 21 (4.31%) JIRA
4 14 (2.87%) Visual Studio
5 9 (1.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (0.82%) ERwin
6 4 (0.82%) Jasmine
6 4 (0.82%) Karma Test Runner
6 4 (0.82%) Moq
6 4 (0.82%) NUnit
7 3 (0.62%) Artifactory
7 3 (0.62%) Cypress.io
7 3 (0.62%) kappa
7 3 (0.62%) Liquibase
7 3 (0.62%) PowerDesigner
7 3 (0.62%) Selenium
7 3 (0.62%) Subversion
7 3 (0.62%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.62%) VisualSVN
8 2 (0.41%) SonarQube
General
1 61 (12.53%) Finance
2 26 (5.34%) Public Sector
3 16 (3.29%) Retail
4 9 (1.85%) Banking
5 8 (1.64%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.23%) Publishing
7 5 (1.03%) Back Office
7 5 (1.03%) Games
8 3 (0.62%) Marketing
9 2 (0.41%) Electronics
9 2 (0.41%) Law
9 2 (0.41%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.21%) Advertising
10 1 (0.21%) Automotive
10 1 (0.21%) Billing
10 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 191 (39.22%) Data Engineer
2 177 (36.34%) Azure Engineer
3 81 (16.63%) Developer
4 78 (16.02%) Architect
5 54 (11.09%) Azure Architect
6 52 (10.68%) Data Architect
7 30 (6.16%) DevOps Engineer
8 28 (5.75%) Azure Developer
8 28 (5.75%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 28 (5.75%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 26 (5.34%) Platform Engineer
10 24 (4.93%) Consultant
11 23 (4.72%) Python Engineer
12 21 (4.31%) Analyst
13 18 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
14 14 (2.87%) Azure Consultant
14 14 (2.87%) Azure DevOps
15 13 (2.67%) Data Consultant
16 11 (2.26%) Senior Data Engineer
17 10 (2.05%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (9.24%) PySpark
2 30 (6.16%) JSON
3 23 (4.72%) .NET
3 23 (4.72%) Kafka
4 12 (2.46%) .NET Framework
4 12 (2.46%) XML
5 11 (2.26%) REST
6 9 (1.85%) NumPy
6 9 (1.85%) Pandas
6 9 (1.85%) RESTful
6 9 (1.85%) Velocity
7 8 (1.64%) SOAP
8 7 (1.44%) YAML
9 5 (1.03%) .NET Core
9 5 (1.03%) AngularJS
9 5 (1.03%) MDX
9 5 (1.03%) Web Services
10 4 (0.82%) Entity Framework
10 4 (0.82%) pytest
10 4 (0.82%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 30 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.08%) Greenfield Project
3 14 (2.87%) User Experience
4 9 (1.85%) Replication
5 8 (1.64%) Algorithms
5 8 (1.64%) Public Cloud
6 7 (1.44%) Cloud Native
6 7 (1.44%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (1.23%) NHS
8 5 (1.03%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.03%) Tandem
8 5 (1.03%) Virtual Team
9 4 (0.82%) BYOD
9 4 (0.82%) Market Risk
9 4 (0.82%) SCADA
10 3 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.41%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.41%) Reference Data
12 1 (0.21%) Hedge funds
12 1 (0.21%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (2.67%) Linux
2 4 (0.82%) Windows
3 1 (0.21%) Debian
3 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
3 1 (0.21%) Unix
3 1 (0.21%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (40.04%) DevOps
2 177 (36.34%) Business Intelligence
3 165 (33.88%) Analytics
4 144 (29.57%) Agile Software Development
5 143 (29.36%) Data Modelling
6 140 (28.75%) ETL
7 70 (14.37%) Data Engineering
8 66 (13.55%) Scrum
9 45 (9.24%) Migration
10 40 (8.21%) Infrastructure as Code
11 36 (7.39%) Data Integration
12 35 (7.19%) Artificial Intelligence
13 31 (6.37%) Machine Learning
14 30 (6.16%) Data Ingestion
15 29 (5.95%) Data Analysis
15 29 (5.95%) Test Automation
16 28 (5.75%) Data Architecture
16 28 (5.75%) Data Migration
17 26 (5.34%) SDLC
17 26 (5.34%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 317 (65.09%) SQL
2 163 (33.47%) Python
3 56 (11.50%) T-SQL
4 49 (10.06%) C#
5 35 (7.19%) PowerShell
6 25 (5.13%) Java
7 17 (3.49%) Scala
8 15 (3.08%) JavaScript
9 14 (2.87%) R
10 13 (2.67%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 8 (1.64%) Bash Shell
12 5 (1.03%) TypeScript
13 4 (0.82%) Groovy
13 4 (0.82%) Perl
13 4 (0.82%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.62%) C
15 2 (0.41%) VB
16 1 (0.21%) COBOL
16 1 (0.21%) PHP
16 1 (0.21%) X++
Qualifications
1 33 (6.78%) Security Cleared
2 19 (3.90%) SC Cleared
3 12 (2.46%) Degree
4 5 (1.03%) DV Cleared
4 5 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.03%) PhD
5 4 (0.82%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.21%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.21%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.21%) ISEB
6 1 (0.21%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (6.57%) Data Quality
2 21 (4.31%) QA
3 1 (0.21%) GDPR
System Software
1 11 (2.26%) Docker
2 10 (2.05%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (1.85%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.62%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 31 (6.37%) Terraform
2 12 (2.46%) Kubernetes
3 7 (1.44%) Ansible
4 5 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.03%) Puppet
5 2 (0.41%) WMI
6 1 (0.21%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 240 (49.28%) Databricks
2 182 (37.37%) Microsoft
3 20 (4.11%) Oracle
4 15 (3.08%) SAP
5 7 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (1.23%) Atlassian
6 6 (1.23%) Dell
6 6 (1.23%) Informatica
6 6 (1.23%) Talend
6 6 (1.23%) Teradata
7 5 (1.03%) ESRI
7 5 (1.03%) MuleSoft
8 4 (0.82%) Alteryx
8 4 (0.82%) GoldenSource
9 3 (0.62%) BiZZdesign
9 3 (0.62%) JD Edwards
9 3 (0.62%) Micro Focus
9 3 (0.62%) RedGate
10 2 (0.41%) Hyperion
10 2 (0.41%) Siemens