Period
to 23 September 2018

The median contractor rate for an Azure Developer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 486 654 752
Rank change year-on-year +168 +98 +113
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Developer 459 213 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.22% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.23% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 161 110
UK median daily rate £475 £470 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.06% +10.59% +3.03%
10th Percentile £361 £325 £325
90th Percentile £600 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £385
% change year-on-year +5.88% +10.39% -1.28%
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 95,828 92,989 101,957
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 94.93% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,921 60,828 66,555
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,122 2,782 3,206
UK median hourly rate £17.61 £18.92 £18.97
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.95% -0.26% +6.75%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.31
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.16
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% -2.70% +5.71%

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 23 September 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 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 23 September 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 +180 433 £475 +1.06% 86
London +108 264 £475 -5.00% 38
UK excluding London +92 180 £450 +5.88% 52
South East +27 76 £475 +11.76% 20
Midlands +2 43 £475 +1.06% 7
West Midlands -10 42 £475 +1.06% 4
North of England -2 20 £408 +9.76% 8
South West -1 18 £450 -10.00% 6
East of England +6 12 £415 +12.54% 7
North East - 11 £410 -
North West - 8 £408 - 4
Scotland -2 7 £375 +3.45% 2
Wales - 2 £438 - 1
Northern Ireland - 2 - - 1
Yorkshire -15 1 - - 4

Azure Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 459 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 323 (70.37%) .NET
3 283 (61.66%) C#
4 212 (46.19%) Agile Software Development
5 168 (36.60%) TDD
6 158 (34.42%) SQL
7 157 (34.20%) Microsoft
8 155 (33.77%) ASP.NET
9 154 (33.55%) MVC
10 152 (33.12%) JavaScript
11 148 (32.24%) ASP.NET Web API
12 138 (30.07%) SQL Server
13 109 (23.75%) AngularJS
14 106 (23.09%) ASP.NET MVC
15 98 (21.35%) HTML
16 94 (20.48%) BDD
17 80 (17.43%) OO
18 76 (16.56%) Microservices
19 72 (15.69%) Finance
19 72 (15.69%) Greenfield Project
20 71 (15.47%) Scrum
20 71 (15.47%) .NET Framework
20 71 (15.47%) React
21 70 (15.25%) CSS
22 67 (14.60%) Azure SQL Database
23 66 (14.38%) SOLID
23 66 (14.38%) Continuous Integration
24 64 (13.94%) Business Intelligence
25 63 (13.73%) Visual Studio Team System
26 62 (13.51%) Git (software)

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 24 (5.23%) CMS
2 15 (3.27%) Apache Spark
3 14 (3.05%) Elasticsearch
4 13 (2.83%) NServiceBus
5 10 (2.18%) Sitecore CMS
6 7 (1.53%) Umbraco
7 6 (1.31%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (1.31%) IIS
8 4 (0.87%) Apache Pig
8 4 (0.87%) Confluence
9 3 (0.65%) Apache
9 3 (0.65%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.44%) Sitefinity
10 2 (0.44%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.44%) WordPress
11 1 (0.22%) Anypoint
11 1 (0.22%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.22%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.22%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.22%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 6 (1.31%) Chatbot
2 4 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (2.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.44%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.44%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 459 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 50 (10.89%) Azure Data Factory
3 39 (8.50%) PaaS
4 35 (7.63%) Serverless
5 28 (6.10%) Azure Functions
6 27 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
7 22 (4.79%) GitHub
8 16 (3.49%) IaaS
9 15 (3.27%) SaaS
10 12 (2.61%) Dynamics 365
11 10 (2.18%) Azure Machine Learning
12 8 (1.74%) Data Lake Analytics
13 4 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (0.87%) Google Analytics
14 2 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
14 2 (0.44%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
15 1 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
15 1 (0.22%) iPaaS
15 1 (0.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.09%) HTTP
2 2 (0.44%) WEP
3 1 (0.22%) Firewall
3 1 (0.22%) FTP
3 1 (0.22%) Internet
3 1 (0.22%) Skype
3 1 (0.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (30.07%) SQL Server
2 67 (14.60%) Azure SQL Database
3 55 (11.98%) Cosmos DB
4 46 (10.02%) Data Lake
4 46 (10.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 45 (9.80%) Power BI
6 44 (9.59%) Data Warehouse
7 42 (9.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 28 (6.10%) Relational Database
9 24 (5.23%) Big Data
10 23 (5.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 22 (4.79%) NoSQL
12 20 (4.36%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 14 (3.05%) Hadoop
13 14 (3.05%) SQL Server 2016
14 13 (2.83%) HDInsight
15 12 (2.61%) MySQL
15 12 (2.61%) SQL Server 2012
16 11 (2.40%) RDBMS
17 8 (1.74%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 63 (13.73%) Visual Studio Team System
2 62 (13.51%) Git (software)
3 44 (9.59%) Visual Studio
4 39 (8.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 23 (5.01%) TeamCity
6 20 (4.36%) NUnit
7 18 (3.92%) Selenium
8 17 (3.70%) SpecFlow
9 16 (3.49%) JIRA
10 12 (2.61%) Jenkins
11 11 (2.40%) Moq
12 10 (2.18%) MSTest
13 7 (1.53%) ReSharper
14 6 (1.31%) Octopus Deploy
15 5 (1.09%) Karma Test Runner
15 5 (1.09%) Protractor
15 5 (1.09%) SonarQube
16 4 (0.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 3 (0.65%) Bitbucket
17 3 (0.65%) MSBuild
General
1 72 (15.69%) Finance
2 18 (3.92%) Retail
3 12 (2.61%) Banking
3 12 (2.61%) Financial Institution
4 11 (2.40%) Law
5 5 (1.09%) Legal
6 4 (0.87%) Marketing
7 3 (0.65%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.44%) Advertising
8 2 (0.44%) Electronics
8 2 (0.44%) Games
8 2 (0.44%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.22%) Back Office
9 1 (0.22%) Digital Economy
9 1 (0.22%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.22%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 323 (70.37%) .NET
2 155 (33.77%) ASP.NET
3 148 (32.24%) ASP.NET Web API
4 109 (23.75%) AngularJS
5 106 (23.09%) ASP.NET MVC
6 98 (21.35%) HTML
7 71 (15.47%) .NET Framework
7 71 (15.47%) React
8 70 (15.25%) CSS
9 57 (12.42%) .NET Core
10 54 (11.76%) HTML5
11 43 (9.37%) REST
11 43 (9.37%) RESTful
12 42 (9.15%) Web Services
13 39 (8.50%) jQuery
14 37 (8.06%) WCF
15 36 (7.84%) ASP.NET Core
16 33 (7.19%) Entity Framework
16 33 (7.19%) JSON
17 23 (5.01%) Dapper ORM
Miscellaneous
1 72 (15.69%) Greenfield Project
2 33 (7.19%) Enterprise Software
3 23 (5.01%) User Experience
4 20 (4.36%) Fintech
5 17 (3.70%) Blog
6 7 (1.53%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.53%) Mobile App
7 4 (0.87%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (0.87%) Client/Server
7 4 (0.87%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.44%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.44%) e-Health
8 2 (0.44%) LIMS
8 2 (0.44%) PACS
8 2 (0.44%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.22%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.22%) Contactless
9 1 (0.22%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.22%) Marketing Technology
9 1 (0.22%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 22 (4.79%) Windows
2 5 (1.09%) Windows Server
3 3 (0.65%) Android
3 3 (0.65%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.44%) Linux
5 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (46.19%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (36.60%) TDD
3 154 (33.55%) MVC
4 94 (20.48%) BDD
5 80 (17.43%) OO
6 76 (16.56%) Microservices
7 71 (15.47%) Scrum
8 66 (14.38%) Continuous Integration
8 66 (14.38%) SOLID
9 64 (13.94%) Business Intelligence
10 53 (11.55%) Analytics
11 47 (10.24%) SOA
12 42 (9.15%) DevOps
13 34 (7.41%) Test Automation
14 31 (6.75%) Unit Testing
15 28 (6.10%) Kanban
16 25 (5.45%) ETL
17 24 (5.23%) SDLC
18 23 (5.01%) MVVM
18 23 (5.01%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 283 (61.66%) C#
2 158 (34.42%) SQL
3 152 (33.12%) JavaScript
4 25 (5.45%) PowerShell
5 22 (4.79%) TypeScript
6 20 (4.36%) Python
6 20 (4.36%) T-SQL
7 18 (3.92%) Java
8 17 (3.70%) VB.NET
9 11 (2.40%) C
10 9 (1.96%) U-SQL
11 6 (1.31%) F#
11 6 (1.31%) R
12 5 (1.09%) Scala
13 3 (0.65%) PHP
13 3 (0.65%) Ruby
13 3 (0.65%) VBA
14 2 (0.44%) ES6
14 2 (0.44%) Java 8
14 2 (0.44%) Perl
Qualifications
1 26 (5.66%) Degree
2 11 (2.40%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (1.31%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.44%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.22%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.22%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.09%) QA
2 3 (0.65%) GDPR
2 3 (0.65%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.44%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.44%) HL7
4 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.22%) WCAG
System Software
1 24 (5.23%) Docker
2 1 (0.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.22%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 10 (2.18%) Kubernetes
2 9 (1.96%) Terraform
3 4 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.87%) Puppet
4 3 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.44%) Ansible
Vendors
1 157 (34.20%) Microsoft
2 17 (3.70%) Oracle
3 13 (2.83%) Sitecore
4 9 (1.96%) Databricks
5 8 (1.74%) Tableau
6 6 (1.31%) Google
7 3 (0.65%) Apigee
7 3 (0.65%) DevExpress
8 2 (0.44%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.44%) Informatica
8 2 (0.44%) MuleSoft
8 2 (0.44%) SAP
9 1 (0.22%) Guidewire
9 1 (0.22%) Mashery
9 1 (0.22%) Perforce
9 1 (0.22%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.22%) Splunk
9 1 (0.22%) Teradata
9 1 (0.22%) Workday
9 1 (0.22%) Xamarin