Period
to 6 August 2020

The median contractor rate for an Azure Developer was £490 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 6 August 2020.

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
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 310 444 532
Rank change year-on-year +134 +88 +141
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Developer 247 466 403
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.70% 0.51% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.54% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 386 345
Median daily rate £490 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.16% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £400 £363 £356
90th Percentile £625 £578 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £60.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.67% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 32,966 85,975 97,294
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.13% 94.36% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,459 56,457 63,673
Median daily rate £475 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +3.81%
10th Percentile £256 £263 £269
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +1.80% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,369 2,918 3,109
Median hourly rate £26.00 £19.64 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.38% +9.11% -2.70%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.12 £52.50 £47.86
Median hourly rate £21.05 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +13.78% +5.71% -1.52%

Azure Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Azure Developer in the UK

Azure Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for Azure Developer in the UK

Azure Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure Developer over the 6 months to 6 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Azure Developer in the UK

Azure Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

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 6 August 2020. 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 +105 225 £475 - 52
London +131 153 £498 -0.50% 15
UK excluding London +117 83 £475 +5.56% 38
Work from Home +1 34 £500 -9.09% 4
South East +109 27 £456 -4.11% 15
North of England +104 21 £400 -11.11% 6
Midlands +56 14 £513 +13.89% 8
West Midlands +36 14 £513 +13.89% 6
Yorkshire +76 13 £369 +22.92%
Scotland +72 9 £525 +20.00% 1
North West +67 8 £500 +5.26% 6
South West +58 6 £450 - 5
East of England +84 4 £475 +18.75% 3
Wales +41 2 £513 +36.67%

Azure Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 August 2020, 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.

1 247 (100.00%) Azure
2 137 (55.47%) .NET
3 116 (46.96%) Agile Software Development
4 115 (46.56%) C#
5 94 (38.06%) Microsoft
6 87 (35.22%) SQL
7 85 (34.41%) DevOps
8 63 (25.51%) SQL Server
9 54 (21.86%) JavaScript
9 54 (21.86%) ASP.NET
9 54 (21.86%) Microservices
10 53 (21.46%) TDD
11 50 (20.24%) HTML
12 48 (19.43%) ASP.NET Web API
13 45 (18.22%) Scrum
14 44 (17.81%) Docker
15 41 (16.60%) Git (software)
15 41 (16.60%) HTML5
16 40 (16.19%) Logic Apps
17 39 (15.79%) React
18 36 (14.57%) Databricks
18 36 (14.57%) ASP.NET Core
19 35 (14.17%) .NET Core
20 34 (13.77%) Business Intelligence
21 33 (13.36%) Azure SQL Database
21 33 (13.36%) SOLID
22 32 (12.96%) Azure Data Factory
22 32 (12.96%) Test Automation
22 32 (12.96%) Finance
23 31 (12.55%) RESTful

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 5 (2.02%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.21%) Apache Spark
2 3 (1.21%) Umbraco
3 2 (0.81%) ArcGIS
3 2 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (0.81%) NServiceBus
4 1 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.40%) Confluence
4 1 (0.40%) IIS
4 1 (0.40%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (3.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (2.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.81%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 247 (100.00%) Azure
2 40 (16.19%) Logic Apps
3 32 (12.96%) Azure Data Factory
4 30 (12.15%) Serverless
5 29 (11.74%) AWS
6 24 (9.72%) Azure Functions
7 23 (9.31%) Power Platform
8 20 (8.10%) PaaS
9 15 (6.07%) Dynamics 365
10 13 (5.26%) AWS Lambda
11 12 (4.86%) Azure Active Directory
12 7 (2.83%) GCP
12 7 (2.83%) IaaS
12 7 (2.83%) SaaS
13 6 (2.43%) Azure Stack
14 5 (2.02%) Power Automate
15 4 (1.62%) GitHub
15 4 (1.62%) Slack
16 3 (1.21%) Office 365
17 2 (0.81%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.62%) Skype
2 2 (0.81%) DNS
2 2 (0.81%) HTTP
3 1 (0.40%) DMZ
3 1 (0.40%) Firewall
3 1 (0.40%) Network Security
3 1 (0.40%) SSL
3 1 (0.40%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (25.51%) SQL Server
2 33 (13.36%) Azure SQL Database
3 30 (12.15%) Data Warehouse
4 26 (10.53%) Data Lake
5 24 (9.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 22 (8.91%) Big Data
7 21 (8.50%) Power BI
8 20 (8.10%) Cosmos DB
9 13 (5.26%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 9 (3.64%) Spotfire
11 8 (3.24%) MySQL
11 8 (3.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (3.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (2.83%) Redis
13 6 (2.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 6 (2.43%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (2.43%) SQL Server 2008
14 4 (1.62%) MongoDB
15 3 (1.21%) BigQuery
15 3 (1.21%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 41 (16.60%) Git (software)
2 17 (6.88%) Jenkins
3 9 (3.64%) Visual Studio
4 8 (3.24%) JIRA
5 6 (2.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 6 (2.43%) TeamCity
6 5 (2.02%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (2.02%) Selenium
6 5 (2.02%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (1.62%) Mockito
7 4 (1.62%) NUnit
7 4 (1.62%) SpecFlow
7 4 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.81%) Babel
8 2 (0.81%) gulp
8 2 (0.81%) Jasmine
8 2 (0.81%) MSTest
8 2 (0.81%) Postman
8 2 (0.81%) Visual Studio Code
9 1 (0.40%) webpack
General
1 32 (12.96%) Finance
2 21 (8.50%) Banking
3 13 (5.26%) Marketing
4 12 (4.86%) Public Sector
5 4 (1.62%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.62%) Law
6 2 (0.81%) Back Office
6 2 (0.81%) Front Office
6 2 (0.81%) Retail
7 1 (0.40%) Electronics
7 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.40%) Police
7 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (55.47%) .NET
2 54 (21.86%) ASP.NET
3 50 (20.24%) HTML
4 48 (19.43%) ASP.NET Web API
5 41 (16.60%) HTML5
6 39 (15.79%) React
7 36 (14.57%) ASP.NET Core
8 35 (14.17%) .NET Core
9 31 (12.55%) RESTful
10 20 (8.10%) .NET Framework
11 19 (7.69%) AngularJS
12 16 (6.48%) Kafka
13 14 (5.67%) Node.js
14 13 (5.26%) REST
15 12 (4.86%) ASP.NET MVC
15 12 (4.86%) CSS
16 11 (4.45%) Entity Framework
17 10 (4.05%) Velocity
18 7 (2.83%) jQuery
18 7 (2.83%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.12%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.45%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (4.45%) User Experience
3 8 (3.24%) Cloud Native
4 7 (2.83%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (2.43%) Replication
6 5 (2.02%) PKI
7 3 (1.21%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.21%) Hedge funds
7 3 (1.21%) NHS
7 3 (1.21%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.81%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.81%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.81%) Video\Live Streaming
9 1 (0.40%) Derivative
9 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.40%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.40%) FMCG
9 1 (0.40%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.40%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (6.07%) Windows
2 7 (2.83%) Linux
3 6 (2.43%) Unix
4 5 (2.02%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (0.40%) Android
6 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (46.96%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (34.41%) DevOps
3 54 (21.86%) Microservices
4 53 (21.46%) TDD
5 45 (18.22%) Scrum
6 34 (13.77%) Business Intelligence
7 33 (13.36%) SOLID
8 32 (12.96%) Test Automation
9 30 (12.15%) SOA
10 29 (11.74%) OO
11 28 (11.34%) MVC
12 25 (10.12%) Kanban
13 20 (8.10%) Analytics
14 19 (7.69%) Data Modelling
15 18 (7.29%) Problem-Solving
16 17 (6.88%) ETL
17 16 (6.48%) Data Architecture
17 16 (6.48%) Project Delivery
18 15 (6.07%) Computer Science
18 15 (6.07%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 115 (46.56%) C#
2 87 (35.22%) SQL
3 54 (21.86%) JavaScript
4 28 (11.34%) Java
5 24 (9.72%) Python
6 17 (6.88%) PowerShell
6 17 (6.88%) T-SQL
7 10 (4.05%) Scala
7 10 (4.05%) VBA
8 9 (3.64%) Java 8
9 5 (2.02%) TypeScript
10 4 (1.62%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.62%) C++
11 3 (1.21%) C
11 3 (1.21%) R
12 2 (0.81%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 2 (0.81%) PHP
12 2 (0.81%) Ruby
12 2 (0.81%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.40%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (6.07%) Degree
2 14 (5.67%) Security Cleared
3 13 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 11 (4.45%) Master's Degree
5 5 (2.02%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.40%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.40%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.21%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.81%) QA
2 2 (0.81%) WCAG
3 1 (0.40%) Basel III
3 1 (0.40%) GDPR
System Software
1 44 (17.81%) Docker
2 12 (4.86%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.62%) LXC
4 1 (0.40%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 28 (11.34%) Kubernetes
2 8 (3.24%) Terraform
3 2 (0.81%) Ansible
3 2 (0.81%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.40%) MIIS
4 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 94 (38.06%) Microsoft
2 36 (14.57%) Databricks
3 13 (5.26%) StreamSets
4 6 (2.43%) Google
4 6 (2.43%) Oracle
4 6 (2.43%) Tableau
5 3 (1.21%) Xamarin
6 2 (0.81%) ESRI
7 1 (0.40%) Embarcadero
7 1 (0.40%) HP
7 1 (0.40%) Nintex
7 1 (0.40%) SAP
7 1 (0.40%) Splunk