Period
to 12 December 2019

The median contractor rate for an Azure Developer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 12 December 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
12 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 382 425 680
Rank change year-on-year +43 +255 +76
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Developer 495 584 225
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.55% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.59% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 505 181
UK median daily rate £475 £488 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +3.72% +4.44%
10th Percentile £385 £363 £357
90th Percentile £575 £625 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.71% - -
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 75,235 99,825 98,156
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.00% 94.79% 94.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 49,127 66,080 64,993
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £250 £270 £258
90th Percentile £644 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,913 3,066 2,874
UK median hourly rate £19.41 £18.18 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.75% -2.77% +3.89%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +2.86% -2.78% +2.86%

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 12 December 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure Developer over the 6 months to 12 December 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Azure Developer in the UK

Azure Developer
Top 15 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 12 December 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 +54 485 £475 - 79
UK excluding London +80 250 £450 - 52
London +48 243 £488 -2.50% 29
South East +27 91 £450 -5.26% 16
Midlands +84 73 £475 +8.57% 8
West Midlands +75 71 £475 +5.56% 5
South West +24 45 £450 - 5
North of England +20 25 £450 +5.88% 17
Yorkshire +45 16 £400 -3.03% 6
East of England +36 9 £400 -5.88% 4
Scotland +31 7 £425 +13.33% 1
North West -4 6 £450 +7.14% 9
North East +11 3 £498 +11.80% 2
East Midlands - 2 - - 3
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

Azure Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 495 (100.00%) Azure
2 302 (61.01%) .NET
3 290 (58.59%) C#
4 200 (40.40%) SQL
5 191 (38.59%) Agile Software Development
6 149 (30.10%) Microsoft
7 148 (29.90%) SQL Server
8 138 (27.88%) DevOps
9 108 (21.82%) TDD
10 105 (21.21%) JavaScript
11 104 (21.01%) Microservices
12 102 (20.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 99 (20.00%) .NET Core
14 87 (17.58%) Azure SQL Database
15 84 (16.97%) ASP.NET
16 83 (16.77%) Azure Data Factory
16 83 (16.77%) Serverless
17 82 (16.57%) Business Intelligence
18 81 (16.36%) HTML
19 78 (15.76%) Finance
20 77 (15.56%) Git (software)
21 74 (14.95%) Data Warehouse
22 73 (14.75%) Azure Functions
23 72 (14.55%) AngularJS
24 70 (14.14%) Scrum
25 66 (13.33%) Power Platform
26 64 (12.93%) .NET Framework
26 64 (12.93%) PowerShell
26 64 (12.93%) Power BI
27 62 (12.53%) ASP.NET Web API

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 18 (3.64%) Confluence
2 11 (2.22%) BizTalk Server
2 11 (2.22%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.41%) CMS
4 4 (0.81%) ArcGIS
5 3 (0.61%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.61%) IIS
6 2 (0.40%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.40%) Magnolia
6 2 (0.40%) Umbraco
6 2 (0.40%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.40%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.81%) FINCAD Analytics
1 4 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (0.81%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 495 (100.00%) Azure
2 83 (16.77%) Azure Data Factory
2 83 (16.77%) Serverless
3 73 (14.75%) Azure Functions
4 66 (13.33%) Power Platform
5 45 (9.09%) Azure Active Directory
6 36 (7.27%) AWS
7 30 (6.06%) PaaS
8 23 (4.65%) Data Lake Analytics
9 21 (4.24%) SaaS
10 19 (3.84%) GitHub
11 14 (2.83%) Office 365
12 12 (2.42%) Azure Stack
12 12 (2.42%) Dynamics 365
12 12 (2.42%) GCP
13 9 (1.82%) IaaS
14 6 (1.21%) Yammer
15 5 (1.01%) OpenShift
16 4 (0.81%) AWS Step Functions
17 3 (0.61%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.61%) DNS
1 3 (0.61%) Network Security
2 1 (0.20%) AMQP
2 1 (0.20%) Firewall
2 1 (0.20%) HTTP
2 1 (0.20%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (0.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (29.90%) SQL Server
2 102 (20.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 87 (17.58%) Azure SQL Database
4 74 (14.95%) Data Warehouse
5 64 (12.93%) Power BI
6 59 (11.92%) Data Lake
7 48 (9.70%) Cosmos DB
8 40 (8.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 30 (6.06%) Relational Database
10 29 (5.86%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 29 (5.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 19 (3.84%) NoSQL
12 12 (2.42%) Big Data
12 12 (2.42%) Redis
13 10 (2.02%) MySQL
13 10 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
14 9 (1.82%) OLAP
14 9 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
15 8 (1.62%) OLAP Cube
16 7 (1.41%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 77 (15.56%) Git (software)
2 44 (8.89%) Visual Studio
3 35 (7.07%) Visual Studio Team System
4 27 (5.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 23 (4.65%) JIRA
6 19 (3.84%) Jenkins
6 19 (3.84%) NUnit
7 16 (3.23%) Octopus Deploy
8 12 (2.42%) Moq
9 10 (2.02%) TeamCity
9 10 (2.02%) Travis CI
10 8 (1.62%) Selenium
11 7 (1.41%) SpecFlow
12 6 (1.21%) ReSharper
13 5 (1.01%) MSBuild
13 5 (1.01%) MSTest
14 4 (0.81%) Bitbucket
14 4 (0.81%) SonarQube
14 4 (0.81%) Sonatype Nexus
15 2 (0.40%) Babel
General
1 78 (15.76%) Finance
2 14 (2.83%) Front Office
2 14 (2.83%) Public Sector
2 14 (2.83%) Retail
3 10 (2.02%) Banking
4 7 (1.41%) Legal
5 6 (1.21%) Marketing
5 6 (1.21%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.01%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.81%) Electronics
8 3 (0.61%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.40%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.20%) Back Office
10 1 (0.20%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 302 (61.01%) .NET
2 99 (20.00%) .NET Core
3 84 (16.97%) ASP.NET
4 81 (16.36%) HTML
5 72 (14.55%) AngularJS
6 64 (12.93%) .NET Framework
7 62 (12.53%) ASP.NET Web API
8 49 (9.90%) CSS
9 47 (9.49%) React
10 45 (9.09%) Node.js
11 44 (8.89%) JSON
12 42 (8.48%) XML
13 41 (8.28%) RESTful
14 38 (7.68%) HTML5
15 37 (7.47%) ASP.NET Core
16 35 (7.07%) Web Services
17 33 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
17 33 (6.67%) REST
18 16 (3.23%) jQuery
19 15 (3.03%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 31 (6.26%) Greenfield Project
2 18 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (3.43%) Enterprise Software
4 15 (3.03%) Mobile App
5 12 (2.42%) PKI
6 9 (1.82%) User Experience
7 6 (1.21%) Data Centre
7 6 (1.21%) Public Cloud
8 5 (1.01%) NHS
9 4 (0.81%) Derivative
9 4 (0.81%) Equities
9 4 (0.81%) Equity Derivative
9 4 (0.81%) Fixed Income
9 4 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (0.81%) Hedge funds
9 4 (0.81%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (0.61%) Cloud Native
10 3 (0.61%) Replication
11 2 (0.40%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.40%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 27 (5.45%) Windows
2 12 (2.42%) Unix
3 11 (2.22%) Linux
4 10 (2.02%) VMS
5 3 (0.61%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.40%) Android
6 2 (0.40%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.20%) CentOS
7 1 (0.20%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (38.59%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (27.88%) DevOps
3 108 (21.82%) TDD
4 104 (21.01%) Microservices
5 82 (16.57%) Business Intelligence
6 70 (14.14%) Scrum
7 62 (12.53%) MVC
8 58 (11.72%) Analytics
9 55 (11.11%) Kanban
10 53 (10.71%) Test Automation
11 45 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
12 44 (8.89%) SOLID
13 43 (8.69%) ETL
14 35 (7.07%) SOA
15 34 (6.87%) BDD
16 31 (6.26%) Software Engineering
17 24 (4.85%) API Design
17 24 (4.85%) Migration
17 24 (4.85%) OO
17 24 (4.85%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 290 (58.59%) C#
2 200 (40.40%) SQL
3 105 (21.21%) JavaScript
4 64 (12.93%) PowerShell
5 55 (11.11%) T-SQL
6 44 (8.89%) Java
7 33 (6.67%) Python
8 17 (3.43%) TypeScript
9 13 (2.63%) Scala
10 12 (2.42%) Bash Shell
11 9 (1.82%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 4 (0.81%) ES6
13 3 (0.61%) Java 9
13 3 (0.61%) PHP
13 3 (0.61%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.61%) VBA
14 2 (0.40%) Perl
14 2 (0.40%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.40%) U-SQL
14 2 (0.40%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 24 (4.85%) Security Cleared
2 13 (2.63%) Degree
3 11 (2.22%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.21%) Master's Degree
4 6 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.61%) MCSE
6 1 (0.20%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.20%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.20%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.41%) QA
2 2 (0.40%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.20%) PMO
3 1 (0.20%) WCAG
System Software
1 55 (11.11%) Docker
2 46 (9.29%) Active Directory
3 13 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (4.65%) Kubernetes
2 12 (2.42%) MIIS
3 6 (1.21%) Single Sign-On
4 5 (1.01%) Ansible
5 4 (0.81%) Kibana
6 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.40%) Puppet
6 2 (0.40%) Terraform
7 1 (0.20%) Grafana
7 1 (0.20%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 149 (30.10%) Microsoft
2 34 (6.87%) Databricks
3 15 (3.03%) Oracle
4 10 (2.02%) Tableau
5 6 (1.21%) Atlassian
5 6 (1.21%) SAP
5 6 (1.21%) StreamSets
6 5 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (0.81%) Workday
8 3 (0.61%) Splunk
9 2 (0.40%) BEA
9 2 (0.40%) ESRI
9 2 (0.40%) ForgeRock
9 2 (0.40%) Pega
9 2 (0.40%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.40%) webMethods
10 1 (0.20%) Citrix
10 1 (0.20%) Dell
10 1 (0.20%) Google
10 1 (0.20%) Informatica