Period
to 17 January 2019

The median contractor rate for an Azure Developer was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Developer
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 415 679 706
Rank change year-on-year +264 +27 +88
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Developer 573 228 166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.23% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.24% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 486 193 125
UK median daily rate £488 £450 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -1.10% +8.66%
10th Percentile £374 £358 £325
90th Percentile £650 £555 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £438
% change year-on-year +11.76% -2.86% +12.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £5.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +600.00% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 94,110 95,205 92,318
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.67% 94.91% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,187 63,263 60,274
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £269 £260 £254
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,883 2,786 3,243
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% +2.78% -2.70%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Azure Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Azure Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Azure Developer in the UK

Azure Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure Developer in the UK

Azure Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure Developer over the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure Developer in the UK

Azure Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Azure Developer in the UK

Azure Developer
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Azure Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 17 January 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
England +227 539 £500 +6.38% 75
London +163 304 £500 - 32
UK excluding London +108 246 £475 +11.76% 46
South East +78 107 £475 +11.76% 12
North of England +38 55 £428 +14.00% 19
Midlands -6 33 £438 -7.89% 3
West Midlands -19 33 £438 -7.89% 1
North West +16 26 £433 +15.33% 10
South West -6 24 £450 +23.29% 6
Yorkshire -1 17 £400 +6.67% 9
East of England +19 16 £450 - 3
North East +4 12 £445 +21.09%
Scotland +11 11 £375 +7.14% 3
Wales -14 1 £350 -17.65%

Azure Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, Azure Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Azure Developer in the job title.

1 573 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 382 (66.67%) .NET
3 325 (56.72%) C#
4 229 (39.97%) SQL
5 224 (39.09%) Agile Software Development
6 191 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 185 (32.29%) Microsoft
8 145 (25.31%) ASP.NET
9 141 (24.61%) TDD
10 131 (22.86%) JavaScript
10 131 (22.86%) MVC
11 124 (21.64%) ASP.NET Web API
12 107 (18.67%) Microservices
13 106 (18.50%) AngularJS
14 104 (18.15%) Business Intelligence
15 101 (17.63%) Azure SQL Database
16 100 (17.45%) .NET Core
17 93 (16.23%) HTML
18 92 (16.06%) .NET Framework
18 92 (16.06%) DevOps
19 86 (15.01%) Azure Data Factory
20 85 (14.83%) Visual Studio Team System
21 82 (14.31%) React
22 78 (13.61%) Greenfield Project
23 76 (13.26%) Data Lake
23 76 (13.26%) Analytics
24 73 (12.74%) REST
25 69 (12.04%) Power BI
25 69 (12.04%) Scrum
26 66 (11.52%) Finance

Azure Developer Skill Set
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 15 (2.62%) NServiceBus
2 14 (2.44%) CMS
3 12 (2.09%) SharePoint
4 9 (1.57%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (1.40%) Skype for Business
6 7 (1.22%) Apache Spark
6 7 (1.22%) Confluence
6 7 (1.22%) IIS
7 4 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.70%) Umbraco
8 3 (0.52%) Apache
8 3 (0.52%) Apache Pig
8 3 (0.52%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.35%) Drupal
9 2 (0.35%) K2 blackpearl
10 1 (0.17%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.17%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.17%) Orchard CMS
10 1 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 11 (1.92%) Chatbot
2 4 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 35 (6.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.57%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (1.57%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.52%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 573 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 86 (15.01%) Azure Data Factory
3 61 (10.65%) PaaS
4 54 (9.42%) Serverless
5 47 (8.20%) Azure Functions
6 40 (6.98%) Amazon AWS
7 27 (4.71%) Azure Active Directory
7 27 (4.71%) IaaS
8 25 (4.36%) GitHub
9 22 (3.84%) Dynamics 365
10 15 (2.62%) SaaS
11 12 (2.09%) Apigee
12 11 (1.92%) Office 365
13 9 (1.57%) Data Lake Analytics
14 5 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
15 3 (0.52%) Boomi
15 3 (0.52%) Yammer
16 2 (0.35%) Azure Machine Learning
16 2 (0.35%) Google Analytics
17 1 (0.17%) AWS Fargate
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.40%) Skype
1 8 (1.40%) SSL
2 6 (1.05%) HTTP
3 5 (0.87%) DNS
4 4 (0.70%) Firewall
5 1 (0.17%) FTP
5 1 (0.17%) Internet
5 1 (0.17%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (0.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 101 (17.63%) Azure SQL Database
3 76 (13.26%) Data Lake
4 69 (12.04%) Power BI
5 65 (11.34%) Cosmos DB
6 51 (8.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 49 (8.55%) Data Warehouse
8 37 (6.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 26 (4.54%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 26 (4.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 20 (3.49%) SQL Server 2012
11 18 (3.14%) Relational Database
12 14 (2.44%) MongoDB
13 11 (1.92%) HDInsight
13 11 (1.92%) NoSQL
14 8 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
15 7 (1.22%) Big Data
15 7 (1.22%) Hadoop
16 6 (1.05%) Redis
17 5 (0.87%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 85 (14.83%) Visual Studio Team System
2 54 (9.42%) Git (software)
3 50 (8.73%) Visual Studio
4 26 (4.54%) JIRA
5 24 (4.19%) NUnit
5 24 (4.19%) TeamCity
6 21 (3.66%) Moq
7 16 (2.79%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (2.09%) Selenium
9 11 (1.92%) Bitbucket
10 10 (1.75%) Jenkins
11 6 (1.05%) MSTest
11 6 (1.05%) Octopus Deploy
11 6 (1.05%) SpecFlow
12 4 (0.70%) git-flow
13 3 (0.52%) Artifactory
13 3 (0.52%) CircleCI
13 3 (0.52%) NCrunch
13 3 (0.52%) ReSharper
14 2 (0.35%) MSBuild
General
1 66 (11.52%) Finance
2 25 (4.36%) Banking
2 25 (4.36%) Front Office
3 21 (3.66%) Retail
4 7 (1.22%) Marketing
4 7 (1.22%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.05%) Electronics
5 6 (1.05%) Law
5 6 (1.05%) Manufacturing
6 5 (0.87%) Legal
7 4 (0.70%) Back Office
8 3 (0.52%) Automotive
9 2 (0.35%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.35%) Local Government
9 2 (0.35%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 382 (66.67%) .NET
2 145 (25.31%) ASP.NET
3 124 (21.64%) ASP.NET Web API
4 106 (18.50%) AngularJS
5 100 (17.45%) .NET Core
6 93 (16.23%) HTML
7 92 (16.06%) .NET Framework
8 82 (14.31%) React
9 73 (12.74%) REST
10 66 (11.52%) RESTful
11 60 (10.47%) ASP.NET MVC
11 60 (10.47%) CSS
12 57 (9.95%) JSON
13 46 (8.03%) HTML5
14 45 (7.85%) jQuery
15 42 (7.33%) Node.js
16 38 (6.63%) Web Services
17 37 (6.46%) WCF
18 34 (5.93%) ASP.NET Core
19 28 (4.89%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 78 (13.61%) Greenfield Project
2 36 (6.28%) Enterprise Software
3 31 (5.41%) Fintech
4 24 (4.19%) Hedge funds
5 14 (2.44%) Mobile App
6 9 (1.57%) Blog
7 7 (1.22%) User Experience
8 6 (1.05%) Private Cloud
8 6 (1.05%) Smart Home
9 5 (0.87%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (0.87%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (0.70%) Data Centre
10 4 (0.70%) NHS
10 4 (0.70%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.52%) Cloud Native
11 3 (0.52%) Fixed Income
12 2 (0.35%) Contactless
12 2 (0.35%) e-Health
12 2 (0.35%) LIMS
12 2 (0.35%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 29 (5.06%) Windows
2 13 (2.27%) Linux
3 6 (1.05%) CentOS
3 6 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (0.70%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.17%) Android
5 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.17%) Unix
5 1 (0.17%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (39.09%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (24.61%) TDD
3 131 (22.86%) MVC
4 107 (18.67%) Microservices
5 104 (18.15%) Business Intelligence
6 92 (16.06%) DevOps
7 76 (13.26%) Analytics
8 69 (12.04%) Scrum
9 62 (10.82%) OO
10 59 (10.30%) BDD
11 53 (9.25%) SOA
12 40 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
12 40 (6.98%) SOLID
13 37 (6.46%) CRM
14 35 (6.11%) MVVM
15 34 (5.93%) Data Analytics
16 33 (5.76%) API Development
17 32 (5.58%) Integration Testing
17 32 (5.58%) Test Automation
18 31 (5.41%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 325 (56.72%) C#
2 229 (39.97%) SQL
3 131 (22.86%) JavaScript
4 51 (8.90%) PowerShell
5 45 (7.85%) Java
6 29 (5.06%) T-SQL
7 19 (3.32%) TypeScript
8 18 (3.14%) C
9 17 (2.97%) Python
10 13 (2.27%) F#
11 10 (1.75%) R
12 9 (1.57%) Go
12 9 (1.57%) U-SQL
13 7 (1.22%) C++
13 7 (1.22%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 6 (1.05%) Bash Shell
15 5 (0.87%) VB.NET
16 4 (0.70%) Kotlin
17 3 (0.52%) Scala
18 2 (0.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (2.62%) Degree
2 9 (1.57%) BPSS Clearance
3 6 (1.05%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.52%) BC Cleared
5 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.35%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.17%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.75%) QA
2 2 (0.35%) HL7
3 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.17%) GDPR
3 1 (0.17%) IFRS
3 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.17%) PMO
3 1 (0.17%) WCAG
System Software
1 51 (8.90%) Docker
2 24 (4.19%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.70%) Firmware
5 2 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 35 (6.11%) Kubernetes
2 9 (1.57%) Ansible
3 8 (1.40%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.70%) Puppet
5 3 (0.52%) Kibana
6 2 (0.35%) Terraform
7 1 (0.17%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 185 (32.29%) Microsoft
2 11 (1.92%) Tableau
3 10 (1.75%) Oracle
4 8 (1.40%) Google
4 8 (1.40%) ServiceNow
5 7 (1.22%) Databricks
5 7 (1.22%) SAP
6 6 (1.05%) RedGate
7 5 (0.87%) Dell
7 5 (0.87%) Veracode
8 4 (0.70%) DevExpress
8 4 (0.70%) Informatica
9 3 (0.52%) Facebook
9 3 (0.52%) MuleSoft
9 3 (0.52%) Northgate
9 3 (0.52%) Oneserve
10 2 (0.35%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.35%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.35%) VMware
11 1 (0.17%) Atlassian