Period
to 20 October 2017

The median contractor rate for an Azure Developer was £470 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 October 2017.

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
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 665 737 843
Rank change year-on-year +72 +106 -65
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Developer 214 155 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.15% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.15% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 121 42
UK median daily rate £470 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.59% - -
10th Percentile £350 £325 £346
90th Percentile £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £380 £390
% change year-on-year +13.16% -2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
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 94185 100715 108433
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 61877 65601 68922
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £250 £246
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2805 3286 4157
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.03 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.72% +0.17% +8.70%
10th Percentile £10.87 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.98 £44.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +6.06%

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 20 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure Developer in the UK

Azure Developer
Top 13 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 20 October 2017. 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 +106 210 £470 +10.59% 16
London +71 130 £500 +11.11% 11
UK excluding London +51 79 £430 +13.16% 5
South East +13 35 £425 -9.57% 1
Midlands +45 27 £470 +21.21% 2
West Midlands +36 24 £470 +21.21% 2
East of England -13 7 £375 -
South West +14 6 £500 +33.33% 1
North of England +65 3 £375 +22.45% 1
East Midlands -1 3 £419 +11.67%
Yorkshire +27 2 £371 +14.23% 1
Scotland +8 1 £350 +9.38%
North East - 1 £375 -

Azure Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 2017, Azure Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Azure Developer in the job title.

1 214 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 153 (71.50%) .NET
3 152 (71.03%) C#
4 95 (44.39%) Agile Software Development
5 73 (34.11%) MVC
6 70 (32.71%) TDD
7 67 (31.31%) Scrum
7 67 (31.31%) ASP.NET Web API
8 62 (28.97%) JavaScript
9 61 (28.50%) Amazon AWS
10 60 (28.04%) SQL Server
11 59 (27.57%) SQL
12 57 (26.64%) Microsoft
13 55 (25.70%) ASP.NET
13 55 (25.70%) BDD
14 44 (20.56%) Git (software)
15 43 (20.09%) TeamCity
16 42 (19.63%) AngularJS
17 39 (18.22%) .NET Framework
18 38 (17.76%) ASP.NET MVC
19 37 (17.29%) HTML
20 34 (15.89%) NoSQL
21 33 (15.42%) CSS
22 32 (14.95%) Microservices
23 30 (14.02%) Java
24 29 (13.55%) WCF
25 28 (13.08%) Kanban
26 27 (12.62%) Octopus Deploy
27 24 (11.21%) E-Commerce
28 23 (10.75%) Azure SQL Database

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 22 (10.28%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (4.67%) SharePoint
3 7 (3.27%) JBoss
4 5 (2.34%) Jetty
4 5 (2.34%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.87%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (1.87%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.93%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.47%) Apache
7 1 (0.47%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.47%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.47%) GeoServer
7 1 (0.47%) IIS
7 1 (0.47%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (2.80%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 214 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 61 (28.50%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (9.81%) PaaS
4 12 (5.61%) GitHub
5 10 (4.67%) IaaS
6 8 (3.74%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (3.74%) Office 365
7 6 (2.80%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (2.80%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (2.34%) SaaS
8 5 (2.34%) Serverless
9 3 (1.40%) Azure Data Factory
9 3 (1.40%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.93%) Azure Machine Learning
10 2 (0.93%) Data Lake Analytics
11 1 (0.47%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
11 1 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.40%) DNS
1 3 (1.40%) HTTP
2 2 (0.93%) FTP
3 1 (0.47%) AMQP
3 1 (0.47%) DHCP
3 1 (0.47%) Firewall
3 1 (0.47%) LDAP
3 1 (0.47%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (28.04%) SQL Server
2 34 (15.89%) NoSQL
3 23 (10.75%) Azure SQL Database
4 15 (7.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (6.07%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (6.07%) Power BI
6 12 (5.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (4.67%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 10 (4.67%) Data Lake
8 9 (4.21%) MongoDB
9 8 (3.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (3.27%) Hadoop
11 6 (2.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 6 (2.80%) Big Data
12 5 (2.34%) Relational Database
13 4 (1.87%) DocumentDB
13 4 (1.87%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 4 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
14 3 (1.40%) OLAP
14 3 (1.40%) Redis
Development Applications
1 44 (20.56%) Git (software)
2 43 (20.09%) TeamCity
3 27 (12.62%) Octopus Deploy
4 22 (10.28%) Team Foundation Server
5 21 (9.81%) SpecFlow
6 15 (7.01%) NUnit
7 10 (4.67%) Visual Studio
8 9 (4.21%) Jenkins
9 7 (3.27%) Visual Studio Team System
10 6 (2.80%) Moq
11 5 (2.34%) NuGet
12 4 (1.87%) Subversion
13 3 (1.40%) gulp
13 3 (1.40%) JIRA
14 2 (0.93%) Eclipse
14 2 (0.93%) Jasmine
14 2 (0.93%) Rhino Mocks
14 2 (0.93%) Selenium
14 2 (0.93%) SoapUI
14 2 (0.93%) XMLUnit
General
1 17 (7.94%) Retail
2 15 (7.01%) Finance
3 12 (5.61%) Banking
4 8 (3.74%) Retail Banking
5 3 (1.40%) Law
5 3 (1.40%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.40%) Marketing
6 2 (0.93%) Games
7 1 (0.47%) Front Office
7 1 (0.47%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.47%) Retail Finance
7 1 (0.47%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (71.50%) .NET
2 67 (31.31%) ASP.NET Web API
3 55 (25.70%) ASP.NET
4 42 (19.63%) AngularJS
5 39 (18.22%) .NET Framework
6 38 (17.76%) ASP.NET MVC
7 37 (17.29%) HTML
8 33 (15.42%) CSS
9 29 (13.55%) WCF
10 23 (10.75%) Node.js
11 21 (9.81%) Web Services
12 16 (7.48%) React
13 15 (7.01%) Entity Framework
14 12 (5.61%) REST
15 11 (5.14%) Ember.js
15 11 (5.14%) RESTful
16 10 (4.67%) JSON
17 9 (4.21%) RabbitMQ
18 8 (3.74%) HTML5
19 7 (3.27%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.94%) Greenfield Project
2 12 (5.61%) Public Cloud
2 12 (5.61%) Wiki
3 11 (5.14%) Blog
4 7 (3.27%) Mobile App
4 7 (3.27%) User Experience
5 5 (2.34%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (1.87%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.40%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.40%) Fixed Income
8 2 (0.93%) Equities
8 2 (0.93%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.93%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.47%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.47%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.47%) Fintech
9 1 (0.47%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 19 (8.88%) Windows
2 13 (6.07%) Linux
3 9 (4.21%) Unix
4 2 (0.93%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.47%) VMS
5 1 (0.47%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (44.39%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (34.11%) MVC
3 70 (32.71%) TDD
4 67 (31.31%) Scrum
5 55 (25.70%) BDD
6 32 (14.95%) Microservices
7 28 (13.08%) Kanban
8 24 (11.21%) E-Commerce
9 22 (10.28%) CQRS
10 21 (9.81%) Test Automation
11 17 (7.94%) DevOps
12 15 (7.01%) Continuous Integration
12 15 (7.01%) Domain-Driven Design
13 14 (6.54%) SOLID
14 13 (6.07%) High Availability
15 12 (5.61%) Business Intelligence
15 12 (5.61%) Continuous Improvement
15 12 (5.61%) Pair Programming
15 12 (5.61%) Unit Testing
16 11 (5.14%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 152 (71.03%) C#
2 62 (28.97%) JavaScript
3 59 (27.57%) SQL
4 30 (14.02%) Java
5 18 (8.41%) PowerShell
6 9 (4.21%) Ruby
6 9 (4.21%) T-SQL
7 7 (3.27%) Scala
8 6 (2.80%) Python
9 4 (1.87%) TypeScript
9 4 (1.87%) U-SQL
10 3 (1.40%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.93%) VB
11 2 (0.93%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.93%) XPath
12 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.47%) C
12 1 (0.47%) C++
12 1 (0.47%) PHP
12 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (1.87%) Degree
2 2 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (0.93%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (0.47%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 1 (0.47%) CCSP
3 1 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.47%) CISM
3 1 (0.47%) CISSP
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.47%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.21%) QA
2 1 (0.47%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (5.14%) Docker
2 7 (3.27%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.80%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (5.61%) Ansible
2 7 (3.27%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.93%) HockeyApp
3 2 (0.93%) Kibana
4 1 (0.47%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.47%) Packer
4 1 (0.47%) Terraform
Vendors
1 57 (26.64%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.61%) Oracle
3 8 (3.74%) Apigee
3 8 (3.74%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (1.87%) Tableau
4 4 (1.87%) Xamarin
5 3 (1.40%) Red Hat
5 3 (1.40%) Sitecore
6 2 (0.93%) Solace
6 2 (0.93%) Sybase
7 1 (0.47%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.47%) Cloudera
7 1 (0.47%) Google
7 1 (0.47%) Greenplum
7 1 (0.47%) Hortonworks
7 1 (0.47%) VMware