Period
to 14 November 2018

The median contractor rate for an Azure Developer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 442 658 732
Rank change year-on-year +216 +74 +95
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Developer 539 230 160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 0.22% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.24% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 455 179 116
UK median daily rate £475 £470 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.06% +8.99% +1.47%
10th Percentile £363 £356 £325
90th Percentile £610 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - -
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 98,884 97,779 100,179
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.91% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 65,251 64,406 65,253
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £262 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,108 2,926 3,323
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.96 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.92 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.77 £17.50
% change year-on-year -1.52% +1.54% -

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 14 November 2018.

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 14 November 2018. 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 +210 508 £475 +1.06% 104
London +131 294 £488 -2.50% 47
UK excluding London +116 226 £450 - 61
South East +49 91 £475 +11.76% 24
Midlands +5 46 £450 -5.26% 4
West Midlands -13 45 £450 -5.26% 2
North of England +32 43 £423 +12.67% 16
South West -7 26 £441 -11.75% 7
North West - 24 £415 - 7
North East +12 13 £445 +18.67%
East of England +17 11 £415 -7.78% 6
Scotland -6 9 £375 +12.78% 1
Yorkshire -8 6 £400 +7.74% 9
Wales - 1 £350 - 2

Azure Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, 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.

1 539 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 369 (68.46%) .NET
3 314 (58.26%) C#
4 231 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
5 204 (37.85%) SQL
6 179 (33.21%) Microsoft
7 173 (32.10%) ASP.NET
8 167 (30.98%) SQL Server
8 167 (30.98%) TDD
9 154 (28.57%) MVC
9 154 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
10 149 (27.64%) JavaScript
11 120 (22.26%) AngularJS
12 105 (19.48%) Microservices
13 98 (18.18%) HTML
14 93 (17.25%) ASP.NET MVC
15 87 (16.14%) Business Intelligence
16 86 (15.96%) Azure SQL Database
16 86 (15.96%) .NET Core
17 84 (15.58%) BDD
18 83 (15.40%) React
19 81 (15.03%) Scrum
19 81 (15.03%) .NET Framework
20 80 (14.84%) Visual Studio Team System
21 77 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
22 69 (12.80%) Finance
22 69 (12.80%) CSS
22 69 (12.80%) Analytics
23 68 (12.62%) Data Lake
24 67 (12.43%) OO

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 21 (3.90%) CMS
2 12 (2.23%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (2.23%) NServiceBus
3 10 (1.86%) IIS
4 9 (1.67%) Apache Spark
4 9 (1.67%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.11%) Confluence
6 4 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
6 4 (0.74%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.56%) Umbraco
7 3 (0.56%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.37%) Drupal
8 2 (0.37%) Sitefinity
9 1 (0.19%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.19%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.19%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.19%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.19%) Orchard CMS
9 1 (0.19%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (2.04%) Chatbot
2 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 27 (5.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.11%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (1.11%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.56%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 539 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 66 (12.24%) Azure Data Factory
3 48 (8.91%) PaaS
3 48 (8.91%) Serverless
4 44 (8.16%) Amazon AWS
5 37 (6.86%) Azure Functions
6 30 (5.57%) GitHub
7 27 (5.01%) IaaS
8 22 (4.08%) Dynamics 365
9 17 (3.15%) SaaS
10 16 (2.97%) Azure Active Directory
11 8 (1.48%) Apigee
11 8 (1.48%) Data Lake Analytics
11 8 (1.48%) Office 365
12 7 (1.30%) Azure Machine Learning
13 5 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
14 4 (0.74%) Google Analytics
15 2 (0.37%) Boomi
16 1 (0.19%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.67%) HTTP
2 5 (0.93%) DNS
2 5 (0.93%) SSL
3 4 (0.74%) Firewall
3 4 (0.74%) Skype
4 1 (0.19%) Internet
4 1 (0.19%) VPN
4 1 (0.19%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (30.98%) SQL Server
2 86 (15.96%) Azure SQL Database
3 68 (12.62%) Data Lake
4 61 (11.32%) Cosmos DB
5 60 (11.13%) Power BI
6 47 (8.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 45 (8.35%) Data Warehouse
8 31 (5.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 28 (5.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 25 (4.64%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 19 (3.53%) Relational Database
12 18 (3.34%) NoSQL
13 16 (2.97%) Big Data
13 16 (2.97%) HDInsight
14 14 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
15 10 (1.86%) Hadoop
15 10 (1.86%) MySQL
15 10 (1.86%) SQL Server 2016
16 8 (1.48%) Qlik Sense
17 7 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 80 (14.84%) Visual Studio Team System
2 61 (11.32%) Git (software)
3 44 (8.16%) Visual Studio
4 28 (5.19%) TeamCity
5 27 (5.01%) Team Foundation Server
6 25 (4.64%) NUnit
7 24 (4.45%) JIRA
8 20 (3.71%) Selenium
9 17 (3.15%) Moq
10 13 (2.41%) SpecFlow
11 11 (2.04%) Jenkins
12 10 (1.86%) MSTest
13 5 (0.93%) Bitbucket
13 5 (0.93%) Octopus Deploy
14 3 (0.56%) Artifactory
14 3 (0.56%) git-flow
14 3 (0.56%) Karma Test Runner
14 3 (0.56%) NCrunch
14 3 (0.56%) Protractor
14 3 (0.56%) ReSharper
General
1 69 (12.80%) Finance
2 22 (4.08%) Banking
3 19 (3.53%) Retail
4 11 (2.04%) Law
5 9 (1.67%) Financial Institution
6 8 (1.48%) Front Office
7 7 (1.30%) Legal
8 5 (0.93%) Marketing
8 5 (0.93%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.74%) Back Office
9 4 (0.74%) Electronics
9 4 (0.74%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.56%) Automotive
11 2 (0.37%) Advertising
11 2 (0.37%) Publishing
12 1 (0.19%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.19%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 369 (68.46%) .NET
2 173 (32.10%) ASP.NET
3 154 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
4 120 (22.26%) AngularJS
5 98 (18.18%) HTML
6 93 (17.25%) ASP.NET MVC
7 86 (15.96%) .NET Core
8 83 (15.40%) React
9 81 (15.03%) .NET Framework
10 69 (12.80%) CSS
11 61 (11.32%) REST
11 61 (11.32%) RESTful
12 53 (9.83%) HTML5
13 46 (8.53%) Web Services
14 45 (8.35%) jQuery
15 44 (8.16%) JSON
16 40 (7.42%) ASP.NET Core
16 40 (7.42%) WCF
17 36 (6.68%) Node.js
18 29 (5.38%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 77 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
2 31 (5.75%) Enterprise Software
3 26 (4.82%) Fintech
4 17 (3.15%) Blog
4 17 (3.15%) User Experience
5 14 (2.60%) Mobile App
6 8 (1.48%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.30%) Hedge funds
8 6 (1.11%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (1.11%) Private Cloud
8 6 (1.11%) Smart Home
9 5 (0.93%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.74%) NHS
10 4 (0.74%) Self-Motivation
11 3 (0.56%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.37%) Contactless
12 2 (0.37%) Data Centre
12 2 (0.37%) e-Health
12 2 (0.37%) LIMS
12 2 (0.37%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 27 (5.01%) Windows
2 10 (1.86%) Linux
3 7 (1.30%) Windows Server
4 4 (0.74%) CentOS
4 4 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.56%) Android
5 3 (0.56%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.19%) Unix
6 1 (0.19%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 167 (30.98%) TDD
3 154 (28.57%) MVC
4 105 (19.48%) Microservices
5 87 (16.14%) Business Intelligence
6 84 (15.58%) BDD
7 81 (15.03%) Scrum
8 69 (12.80%) Analytics
9 67 (12.43%) OO
10 66 (12.24%) DevOps
11 61 (11.32%) Continuous Integration
12 60 (11.13%) SOLID
13 48 (8.91%) SOA
14 37 (6.86%) Test Automation
15 30 (5.57%) CRM
15 30 (5.57%) ETL
16 29 (5.38%) API Development
17 28 (5.19%) Continuous Delivery
18 27 (5.01%) Kanban
19 26 (4.82%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 314 (58.26%) C#
2 204 (37.85%) SQL
3 149 (27.64%) JavaScript
4 43 (7.98%) PowerShell
5 37 (6.86%) Java
6 22 (4.08%) T-SQL
6 22 (4.08%) TypeScript
7 17 (3.15%) Python
8 12 (2.23%) C
9 11 (2.04%) U-SQL
10 10 (1.86%) F#
10 10 (1.86%) VB.NET
11 9 (1.67%) R
12 5 (0.93%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 4 (0.74%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.74%) Go
13 4 (0.74%) Kotlin
13 4 (0.74%) Scala
14 3 (0.56%) Java 8
15 2 (0.37%) ES6
Qualifications
1 25 (4.64%) Degree
2 7 (1.30%) Security Cleared
3 5 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (0.93%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.19%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.19%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.19%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.30%) QA
2 3 (0.56%) GDPR
2 3 (0.56%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.37%) HL7
4 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.19%) PMO
4 1 (0.19%) WCAG
System Software
1 35 (6.49%) Docker
2 10 (1.86%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.74%) Firmware
4 2 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (3.90%) Kubernetes
2 8 (1.48%) Single Sign-On
2 8 (1.48%) Terraform
3 6 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (1.11%) Puppet
4 5 (0.93%) Ansible
5 3 (0.56%) Kibana
Vendors
1 179 (33.21%) Microsoft
2 15 (2.78%) Oracle
3 9 (1.67%) Google
4 8 (1.48%) Tableau
5 5 (0.93%) Databricks
5 5 (0.93%) Informatica
5 5 (0.93%) Sitecore
6 4 (0.74%) Dell
6 4 (0.74%) MuleSoft
6 4 (0.74%) SAP
6 4 (0.74%) ServiceNow
6 4 (0.74%) Veracode
7 3 (0.56%) DevExpress
7 3 (0.56%) Northgate
7 3 (0.56%) Oneserve
8 2 (0.37%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.37%) Facebook
8 2 (0.37%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.37%) VMware
9 1 (0.19%) Vertica