Period
to 17 September 2019

The median contractor rate for an Azure Developer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 September 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
17 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 431 483 662
Rank change year-on-year +52 +179 +101
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Developer 474 461 211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.45% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.48% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 382 159
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.06% +10.59%
10th Percentile £375 £360 £325
90th Percentile £579 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £456 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.39% +5.88% +12.58%
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 84,240 96,805 92,243
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.22% 94.75% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 55,313 63,486 60,200
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £263 £269 £263
90th Percentile £648 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,925 3,134 2,784
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £17.99 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.20% -3.82% -1.58%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.24 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.71% -2.78% -4.00%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 17 September 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 +79 464 £475 - 106
London +8 238 £500 +5.26% 45
UK excluding London +103 231 £456 +1.39% 61
South East +48 92 £475 - 24
Midlands +56 57 £456 -3.95% 9
West Midlands +44 54 £463 -2.63% 6
South West -3 35 £463 +10.12% 8
North of England +45 34 £438 +5.42% 16
Yorkshire +39 19 £400 - 13
North West +18 11 £450 +8.43% 3
Scotland +35 6 £444 +18.33%
East of England +20 6 £400 -3.61% 5
North East +9 4 £498 +21.34%
Northern Ireland 0 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 £325 - 3

Azure Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 474 (100.00%) Azure
2 299 (63.08%) .NET
3 286 (60.34%) C#
4 181 (38.19%) Agile Software Development
5 166 (35.02%) SQL
6 147 (31.01%) SQL Server
7 141 (29.75%) Microsoft
8 122 (25.74%) TDD
9 121 (25.53%) Microservices
10 115 (24.26%) .NET Core
11 110 (23.21%) JavaScript
12 94 (19.83%) DevOps
12 94 (19.83%) Finance
13 87 (18.35%) ASP.NET Web API
14 86 (18.14%) AngularJS
15 84 (17.72%) Git (software)
15 84 (17.72%) ASP.NET
16 83 (17.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 75 (15.82%) .NET Framework
18 73 (15.40%) Business Intelligence
19 70 (14.77%) Azure SQL Database
20 67 (14.14%) MVC
20 67 (14.14%) Power Platform
21 65 (13.71%) Serverless
22 64 (13.50%) Scrum
22 64 (13.50%) RESTful
23 61 (12.87%) HTML
24 60 (12.66%) Data Warehouse
25 58 (12.24%) Azure Functions
26 56 (11.81%) AWS

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 14 (2.95%) SharePoint
2 12 (2.53%) Confluence
3 5 (1.05%) CMS
4 4 (0.84%) Apache Spark
4 4 (0.84%) ArcGIS
4 4 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (0.84%) Umbraco
5 2 (0.42%) Apache
5 2 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (0.42%) IIS
5 2 (0.42%) Magnolia
5 2 (0.42%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 11 (2.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.84%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.21%) FINCAD Analytics
3 1 (0.21%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 474 (100.00%) Azure
2 67 (14.14%) Power Platform
3 65 (13.71%) Serverless
4 58 (12.24%) Azure Functions
5 56 (11.81%) AWS
6 42 (8.86%) Azure Data Factory
7 32 (6.75%) Azure Active Directory
8 26 (5.49%) PaaS
9 25 (5.27%) Dynamics 365
10 20 (4.22%) GitHub
11 18 (3.80%) OpenShift
12 12 (2.53%) Office 365
13 10 (2.11%) IaaS
13 10 (2.11%) SaaS
14 9 (1.90%) Microsoft Flow
15 8 (1.69%) Data Lake Analytics
15 8 (1.69%) GCP
15 8 (1.69%) PowerApps
16 5 (1.05%) Azure Stack
16 5 (1.05%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.27%) DNS
2 3 (0.63%) Skype
3 1 (0.21%) AMQP
3 1 (0.21%) Intranet
3 1 (0.21%) Network Security
3 1 (0.21%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (0.21%) SAN
3 1 (0.21%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (31.01%) SQL Server
2 83 (17.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 70 (14.77%) Azure SQL Database
4 60 (12.66%) Data Warehouse
5 56 (11.81%) Power BI
6 48 (10.13%) Cosmos DB
7 32 (6.75%) Data Lake
7 32 (6.75%) Relational Database
8 30 (6.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 26 (5.49%) NoSQL
10 22 (4.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 21 (4.43%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 13 (2.74%) PostgreSQL
13 12 (2.53%) Redis
14 9 (1.90%) MySQL
15 7 (1.48%) SQL Server 2017
16 6 (1.27%) Big Data
16 6 (1.27%) MongoDB
16 6 (1.27%) SSDT
17 5 (1.05%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 84 (17.72%) Git (software)
2 50 (10.55%) Visual Studio
3 42 (8.86%) Visual Studio Team System
4 23 (4.85%) JIRA
5 19 (4.01%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (2.95%) NUnit
7 13 (2.74%) Jenkins
8 10 (2.11%) Octopus Deploy
9 9 (1.90%) Bitbucket
10 7 (1.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 7 (1.48%) TeamCity
11 6 (1.27%) MSTest
11 6 (1.27%) ReSharper
11 6 (1.27%) SpecFlow
12 5 (1.05%) MSBuild
12 5 (1.05%) Selenium
13 4 (0.84%) Moq
14 3 (0.63%) gulp
14 3 (0.63%) Mockito
14 3 (0.63%) SonarQube
General
1 94 (19.83%) Finance
2 27 (5.70%) Public Sector
3 13 (2.74%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.11%) Manufacturing
4 10 (2.11%) Retail
5 9 (1.90%) Electronics
5 9 (1.90%) Marketing
6 8 (1.69%) Banking
7 6 (1.27%) Front Office
8 3 (0.63%) Environmental Health
9 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.21%) Back Office
9 1 (0.21%) Billing
9 1 (0.21%) Law
9 1 (0.21%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 299 (63.08%) .NET
2 115 (24.26%) .NET Core
3 87 (18.35%) ASP.NET Web API
4 86 (18.14%) AngularJS
5 84 (17.72%) ASP.NET
6 75 (15.82%) .NET Framework
7 64 (13.50%) RESTful
8 61 (12.87%) HTML
9 45 (9.49%) React
10 40 (8.44%) CSS
11 38 (8.02%) Web Services
12 36 (7.59%) HTML5
12 36 (7.59%) JSON
13 34 (7.17%) REST
14 33 (6.96%) ASP.NET Core
14 33 (6.96%) Node.js
15 31 (6.54%) ASP.NET MVC
16 27 (5.70%) XML
17 20 (4.22%) Entity Framework
18 17 (3.59%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 46 (9.70%) Greenfield Project
2 12 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
2 12 (2.53%) Mobile App
3 10 (2.11%) User Experience
4 7 (1.48%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (1.48%) Replication
5 4 (0.84%) Digital Media
5 4 (0.84%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.63%) Cloud Native
6 3 (0.63%) NHS
6 3 (0.63%) Public Cloud
6 3 (0.63%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (0.42%) Hedge funds
7 2 (0.42%) Life Science
7 2 (0.42%) Reinsurance
8 1 (0.21%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.21%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.21%) Derivative
8 1 (0.21%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (0.21%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (3.59%) Windows
2 15 (3.16%) Linux
3 6 (1.27%) Unix
4 5 (1.05%) Mac OS X
5 4 (0.84%) VMS
6 3 (0.63%) Android
6 3 (0.63%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.21%) CentOS
8 1 (0.21%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.21%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (38.19%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (25.74%) TDD
3 121 (25.53%) Microservices
4 94 (19.83%) DevOps
5 73 (15.40%) Business Intelligence
6 67 (14.14%) MVC
7 64 (13.50%) Scrum
8 47 (9.92%) BDD
9 42 (8.86%) ETL
9 42 (8.86%) SOLID
10 39 (8.23%) Test Automation
11 38 (8.02%) Continuous Integration
11 38 (8.02%) SOA
12 28 (5.91%) Kanban
13 27 (5.70%) OO
14 26 (5.49%) Analytics
14 26 (5.49%) User Stories
15 24 (5.06%) Software Engineering
16 22 (4.64%) API Development
17 21 (4.43%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 286 (60.34%) C#
2 166 (35.02%) SQL
3 110 (23.21%) JavaScript
4 54 (11.39%) PowerShell
5 39 (8.23%) T-SQL
6 37 (7.81%) Java
7 26 (5.49%) Python
8 13 (2.74%) TypeScript
9 8 (1.69%) Bash Shell
10 7 (1.48%) Java 8
11 4 (0.84%) ES6
11 4 (0.84%) Scala
11 4 (0.84%) X++
12 3 (0.63%) Java 9
12 3 (0.63%) Perl
12 3 (0.63%) PHP
12 3 (0.63%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.63%) U-SQL
13 2 (0.42%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.42%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (5.49%) Security Cleared
2 15 (3.16%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
3 5 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (0.63%) MCSE
5 2 (0.42%) BC Cleared
5 2 (0.42%) Degree
6 1 (0.21%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (0.84%) QA
2 2 (0.42%) WCAG
3 1 (0.21%) GDPR
3 1 (0.21%) PMO
System Software
1 56 (11.81%) Docker
2 32 (6.75%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.42%) IAG
5 1 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.21%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 45 (9.49%) Kubernetes
2 7 (1.48%) MIIS
3 6 (1.27%) Ansible
4 4 (0.84%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (0.63%) Puppet
6 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.42%) Terraform
7 1 (0.21%) Kibana
7 1 (0.21%) Mesos
Vendors
1 141 (29.75%) Microsoft
2 13 (2.74%) Databricks
2 13 (2.74%) SAP
3 12 (2.53%) Tableau
4 11 (2.32%) Oracle
5 7 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (1.05%) Dell
6 5 (1.05%) Workday
7 3 (0.63%) Cisco
7 3 (0.63%) EMC
7 3 (0.63%) NetApp
7 3 (0.63%) Splunk
7 3 (0.63%) VMware
8 2 (0.42%) Adobe
8 2 (0.42%) BEA
8 2 (0.42%) DevExpress
8 2 (0.42%) Pega
8 2 (0.42%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.42%) RedGate
8 2 (0.42%) webMethods