Period
to 15 January 2021

The median contractor rate for an Azure Developer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 January 2021.

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
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 368 355 428
Rank change year-on-year -13 +73 +245
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Developer 244 483 574
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.66% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.70% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 368 490
Median daily rate £475 £475 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.56% +3.72%
10th Percentile £313 £386 £374
90th Percentile £650 £575 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £450 £475
% change year-on-year -6.94% -5.26% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £43.75 - -
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 37,759 68,804 94,216
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.36% 93.84% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,514 46,024 63,324
Median daily rate £470 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% - -
10th Percentile £256 £238 £267
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,390 2,542 2,759
Median hourly rate £23.20 £18.00 £17.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.86% +1.69% -1.67%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.99
90th Percentile £57.55 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +11.43% - -

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 15 January 2021.

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 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 15 January 2021. 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 +5 202 £475 - 79
London +42 133 £513 +6.49% 30
Work from Home -103 88 £500 +9.59% 9
UK excluding London +34 67 £419 -6.94% 51
South East +79 23 £463 +2.78% 11
North of England +92 16 £438 +9.38% 10
Midlands +11 15 £375 -21.05% 13
West Midlands -7 13 £375 -21.05% 8
North West +69 8 £550 +46.67% 8
Yorkshire +33 7 £375 -6.25% 2
South West +66 6 £413 -10.81% 9
Scotland +34 5 £425 - 4
East of England +62 2 £325 -27.72% 4
East Midlands +46 2 £450 +12.50% 5
North East +35 1 £450 -9.55%

Azure Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 January 2021, 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.

1 244 (100.00%) Azure
2 109 (44.67%) .NET
3 103 (42.21%) C#
4 94 (38.52%) SQL
5 84 (34.43%) DevOps
6 77 (31.56%) Agile Software Development
7 70 (28.69%) Microsoft
8 60 (24.59%) Microservices
9 59 (24.18%) JavaScript
10 54 (22.13%) .NET Core
11 50 (20.49%) Azure SQL Database
12 48 (19.67%) Python
13 47 (19.26%) SQL Server
13 47 (19.26%) React
14 41 (16.80%) HTML
15 38 (15.57%) Serverless
16 36 (14.75%) TDD
17 35 (14.34%) ASP.NET
17 35 (14.34%) Business Intelligence
18 34 (13.93%) Logic Apps
19 32 (13.11%) CSS
20 31 (12.70%) Git (software)
20 31 (12.70%) Azure Functions
20 31 (12.70%) ASP.NET Web API
21 30 (12.30%) Azure Data Factory
22 28 (11.48%) Databricks
22 28 (11.48%) Kubernetes
22 28 (11.48%) HTML5
23 27 (11.07%) Software Engineering
23 27 (11.07%) 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 11 (4.51%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (2.05%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.64%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.23%) SAS
5 2 (0.82%) IIS
5 2 (0.82%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.41%) Appian
6 1 (0.41%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.41%) CMS
6 1 (0.41%) Confluence
6 1 (0.41%) DNN
6 1 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.41%) Mule
Applications
1 6 (2.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.41%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 11 (4.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.23%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 244 (100.00%) Azure
2 38 (15.57%) Serverless
3 34 (13.93%) Logic Apps
4 31 (12.70%) Azure Functions
5 30 (12.30%) Azure Data Factory
6 22 (9.02%) Power Platform
7 17 (6.97%) AWS
8 16 (6.56%) Dynamics 365
9 15 (6.15%) PaaS
10 13 (5.33%) AWS Lambda
11 10 (4.10%) Azure Active Directory
12 6 (2.46%) GitHub
13 5 (2.05%) PowerApps
13 5 (2.05%) SaaS
14 4 (1.64%) IaaS
15 3 (1.23%) Azure Stack
15 3 (1.23%) Office 365
16 2 (0.82%) Azure Machine Learning
16 2 (0.82%) OneDrive
16 2 (0.82%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.23%) Network Security
2 2 (0.82%) HTTP
3 1 (0.41%) AMQP
3 1 (0.41%) Extranet
3 1 (0.41%) Firewall
3 1 (0.41%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (20.49%) Azure SQL Database
2 47 (19.26%) SQL Server
3 25 (10.25%) Data Lake
4 20 (8.20%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (8.20%) MongoDB
5 19 (7.79%) Power BI
6 17 (6.97%) Cosmos DB
7 14 (5.74%) Big Data
8 10 (4.10%) MySQL
8 10 (4.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (3.28%) Redis
10 7 (2.87%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 7 (2.87%) NoSQL
10 7 (2.87%) Relational Database
11 6 (2.46%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (2.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (1.64%) Hadoop
13 4 (1.64%) Impala
13 4 (1.64%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 31 (12.70%) Git (software)
2 11 (4.51%) Jenkins
3 9 (3.69%) SonarQube
4 6 (2.46%) Visual Studio
4 6 (2.46%) Visual Studio Team System
4 6 (2.46%) webpack
5 5 (2.05%) Gradle
6 4 (1.64%) Artifactory
6 4 (1.64%) CircleCI
6 4 (1.64%) GitLab
7 2 (0.82%) Maven
7 2 (0.82%) Mocha
7 2 (0.82%) Visual Studio Code
8 1 (0.41%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.41%) JIRA
8 1 (0.41%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.41%) NUnit
8 1 (0.41%) Sinon.JS
8 1 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.41%) TeamCity
General
1 22 (9.02%) Finance
2 16 (6.56%) Public Sector
3 10 (4.10%) Banking
3 10 (4.10%) Marketing
4 8 (3.28%) Front Office
5 5 (2.05%) Retail
6 3 (1.23%) Electronics
6 3 (1.23%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.23%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.82%) Law
8 1 (0.41%) Advertising
8 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.41%) Polish Language
8 1 (0.41%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (44.67%) .NET
2 54 (22.13%) .NET Core
3 47 (19.26%) React
4 41 (16.80%) HTML
5 35 (14.34%) ASP.NET
6 32 (13.11%) CSS
7 31 (12.70%) ASP.NET Web API
8 28 (11.48%) HTML5
9 24 (9.84%) REST
10 23 (9.43%) .NET Framework
10 23 (9.43%) Node.js
11 22 (9.02%) AngularJS
11 22 (9.02%) ASP.NET Core
11 22 (9.02%) RESTful
12 19 (7.79%) Kafka
13 14 (5.74%) jQuery
13 14 (5.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 13 (5.33%) Entity Framework
15 12 (4.92%) CSS3
16 9 (3.69%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.38%) Greenfield Project
2 16 (6.56%) Cloud Native
3 13 (5.33%) Public Cloud
4 9 (3.69%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.46%) User Experience
6 5 (2.05%) Linux Command Line
6 5 (2.05%) Market Risk
6 5 (2.05%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.05%) N-Tier
6 5 (2.05%) Swaptions
7 4 (1.64%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.82%) Derivative
9 2 (0.82%) Marketing Technology
9 2 (0.82%) NHS
9 2 (0.82%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.41%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.41%) Renewable Energy
10 1 (0.41%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.41%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 7 (2.87%) Android
2 6 (2.46%) Linux
3 4 (1.64%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (34.43%) DevOps
2 77 (31.56%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (24.59%) Microservices
4 36 (14.75%) TDD
5 35 (14.34%) Business Intelligence
6 27 (11.07%) OO
6 27 (11.07%) Software Engineering
7 26 (10.66%) Test Automation
8 25 (10.25%) Migration
8 25 (10.25%) Scrum
9 19 (7.79%) Problem-Solving
9 19 (7.79%) SOA
10 17 (6.97%) MVC
11 15 (6.15%) Data Modelling
11 15 (6.15%) SOLID
12 14 (5.74%) SDLC
13 13 (5.33%) Analytics
13 13 (5.33%) Data Migration
13 13 (5.33%) ETL
14 12 (4.92%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 103 (42.21%) C#
2 94 (38.52%) SQL
3 59 (24.18%) JavaScript
4 48 (19.67%) Python
5 20 (8.20%) T-SQL
6 19 (7.79%) Java
7 17 (6.97%) Go
8 15 (6.15%) TypeScript
9 10 (4.10%) PowerShell
10 8 (3.28%) C++
10 8 (3.28%) PL/SQL
11 6 (2.46%) Kotlin
12 5 (2.05%) Scala
12 5 (2.05%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.64%) ES6
13 4 (1.64%) VBA
14 3 (1.23%) Bash Shell
14 3 (1.23%) Java 8
14 3 (1.23%) R
15 2 (0.82%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (6.97%) Security Cleared
2 15 (6.15%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.46%) Degree
4 5 (2.05%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.41%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.05%) QA
2 1 (0.41%) Data Quality
System Software
1 27 (11.07%) Docker
2 9 (3.69%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.64%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 28 (11.48%) Kubernetes
2 24 (9.84%) Terraform
3 4 (1.64%) Hadoop YARN
3 4 (1.64%) Oozie
4 3 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.82%) MIIS
6 1 (0.41%) CloudHub
6 1 (0.41%) Rancher
Vendors
1 70 (28.69%) Microsoft
2 28 (11.48%) Databricks
3 11 (4.51%) MuleSoft
3 11 (4.51%) Oracle
4 8 (3.28%) Cloudera
4 8 (3.28%) Informatica
5 7 (2.87%) SAP
6 6 (2.46%) MEDITECH
6 6 (2.46%) VMware
7 5 (2.05%) Murex
7 5 (2.05%) StreamSets
8 2 (0.82%) Google
8 2 (0.82%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.82%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.41%) Nintex
9 1 (0.41%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.41%) SendGrid
9 1 (0.41%) Talend
9 1 (0.41%) Telerik