Period
to 18 February 2018

The median contractor rate for an Azure Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 649 668 770
Rank change year-on-year +19 +102 +42
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Developer 221 182 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.19% 0.099%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.20% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 136 77
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57% +9.38%
10th Percentile £357 £325 £363
90th Percentile £575 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £438 £400
% change year-on-year +1.43% +9.38% +18.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £5.00 - -
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 94,674 90,224 102,619
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.77% 95.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,858 58,807 65,678
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £251 £250
90th Percentile £625 £606 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,812 3,216 3,763
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.91 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.00 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +12.12%

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 18 February 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 18 February 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 +14 208 £475 - 42
London -26 122 £488 +2.63% 21
UK excluding London +26 97 £444 +1.43% 21
Midlands +19 30 £488 +22.56% 10
South East -20 29 £425 -2.86% 1
West Midlands +21 26 £488 +21.88% 5
East of England -10 9 £450 +12.50% 4
North of England +32 8 £375 +46.34% 5
South West +3 8 £425 -12.82% 1
Scotland -18 7 £350 -5.41%
Wales - 6 £425 -
North West +15 3 £375 +50.00% 4
Yorkshire -3 3 £375 +42.86% 1
East Midlands -5 3 £419 +39.35% 5
North East - 2 £368 -

Azure Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 221 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 165 (74.66%) C#
3 162 (73.30%) .NET
4 113 (51.13%) Agile Software Development
5 83 (37.56%) MVC
6 78 (35.29%) TDD
7 72 (32.58%) SQL Server
7 72 (32.58%) ASP.NET Web API
8 70 (31.67%) BDD
9 69 (31.22%) ASP.NET
10 64 (28.96%) JavaScript
11 61 (27.60%) SQL
11 61 (27.60%) Microsoft
12 56 (25.34%) Scrum
13 48 (21.72%) HTML
14 47 (21.27%) ASP.NET MVC
15 42 (19.00%) Git (software)
15 42 (19.00%) .NET Framework
15 42 (19.00%) AngularJS
16 41 (18.55%) CSS
17 39 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
18 34 (15.38%) Microservices
19 30 (13.57%) Team Foundation Server
20 29 (13.12%) DevOps
21 28 (12.67%) Business Intelligence
22 27 (12.22%) Finance
22 27 (12.22%) PowerShell
22 27 (12.22%) NoSQL
22 27 (12.22%) SOLID
23 26 (11.76%) Greenfield Project

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 25 (11.31%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (4.07%) SharePoint
3 8 (3.62%) NServiceBus
4 6 (2.71%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (1.81%) Apache Spark
5 4 (1.81%) CMS
5 4 (1.81%) EPiServer
6 2 (0.90%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.90%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.45%) Apache
7 1 (0.45%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.45%) GeoServer
7 1 (0.45%) IIS
7 1 (0.45%) JBoss
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 221 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (7.69%) PaaS
4 13 (5.88%) GitHub
5 9 (4.07%) Azure Data Factory
5 9 (4.07%) Data Lake Analytics
5 9 (4.07%) IaaS
6 8 (3.62%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (3.17%) Office 365
8 6 (2.71%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (2.71%) Serverless
9 4 (1.81%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (1.36%) Azure Machine Learning
10 3 (1.36%) SaaS
11 2 (0.90%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.45%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
12 1 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.45%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.45%) AMQP
1 1 (0.45%) DNS
1 1 (0.45%) FTP
1 1 (0.45%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (32.58%) SQL Server
2 27 (12.22%) NoSQL
3 24 (10.86%) Data Warehouse
3 24 (10.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 22 (9.95%) Azure SQL Database
5 19 (8.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (6.79%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 15 (6.79%) Data Lake
6 15 (6.79%) Power BI
7 13 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 11 (4.98%) Relational Database
9 10 (4.52%) Cosmos DB
9 10 (4.52%) MongoDB
10 7 (3.17%) Big Data
10 7 (3.17%) HDInsight
11 5 (2.26%) RDBMS
12 4 (1.81%) Hadoop
12 4 (1.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 3 (1.36%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
13 3 (1.36%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 42 (19.00%) Git (software)
2 30 (13.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (6.79%) Visual Studio Team System
4 12 (5.43%) TeamCity
5 11 (4.98%) Jenkins
6 9 (4.07%) Octopus Deploy
6 9 (4.07%) SpecFlow
7 6 (2.71%) Visual Studio
8 5 (2.26%) NUnit
8 5 (2.26%) ReSharper
8 5 (2.26%) Selenium
8 5 (2.26%) SonarQube
9 3 (1.36%) gulp
10 2 (0.90%) MSBuild
10 2 (0.90%) MSTest
10 2 (0.90%) NuGet
10 2 (0.90%) Subversion
11 1 (0.45%) Ant
11 1 (0.45%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.45%) JUnit
General
1 27 (12.22%) Finance
2 15 (6.79%) Retail
3 6 (2.71%) Financial Institution
4 4 (1.81%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.90%) Banking
5 2 (0.90%) Legal
5 2 (0.90%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.45%) Back Office
6 1 (0.45%) Games
6 1 (0.45%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (73.30%) .NET
2 72 (32.58%) ASP.NET Web API
3 69 (31.22%) ASP.NET
4 48 (21.72%) HTML
5 47 (21.27%) ASP.NET MVC
6 42 (19.00%) .NET Framework
6 42 (19.00%) AngularJS
7 41 (18.55%) CSS
8 24 (10.86%) Web Services
9 22 (9.95%) Node.js
10 19 (8.60%) React
11 13 (5.88%) Entity Framework
12 11 (4.98%) Dapper ORM
12 11 (4.98%) OAuth
13 9 (4.07%) JSON
13 9 (4.07%) OpenID
13 9 (4.07%) RabbitMQ
13 9 (4.07%) REST
13 9 (4.07%) RESTful
14 8 (3.62%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 26 (11.76%) Greenfield Project
2 20 (9.05%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (5.43%) Blog
4 11 (4.98%) User Experience
5 9 (4.07%) Data Structures
6 6 (2.71%) Wiki
7 4 (1.81%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.81%) NHS
8 3 (1.36%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.36%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.36%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.90%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.90%) Enterprise Cloud
9 2 (0.90%) Fintech
9 2 (0.90%) RIA
10 1 (0.45%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.45%) Equities
10 1 (0.45%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.45%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.45%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (6.33%) Windows
2 6 (2.71%) Linux
3 1 (0.45%) Unix
3 1 (0.45%) VMS
3 1 (0.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (51.13%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (37.56%) MVC
3 78 (35.29%) TDD
4 70 (31.67%) BDD
5 56 (25.34%) Scrum
6 34 (15.38%) Microservices
7 29 (13.12%) DevOps
8 28 (12.67%) Business Intelligence
9 27 (12.22%) SOLID
10 26 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
11 25 (11.31%) Test Automation
12 24 (10.86%) Kanban
13 21 (9.50%) E-Commerce
14 17 (7.69%) OO
14 17 (7.69%) OOP
15 16 (7.24%) CQRS
15 16 (7.24%) ETL
15 16 (7.24%) Migration
16 15 (6.79%) Domain-Driven Design
17 13 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 165 (74.66%) C#
2 64 (28.96%) JavaScript
3 61 (27.60%) SQL
4 27 (12.22%) PowerShell
5 16 (7.24%) Java
5 16 (7.24%) Python
5 16 (7.24%) T-SQL
6 15 (6.79%) VB.NET
7 5 (2.26%) Ruby
7 5 (2.26%) TypeScript
8 4 (1.81%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.36%) U-SQL
10 2 (0.90%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.45%) C
11 1 (0.45%) C++
11 1 (0.45%) PHP
11 1 (0.45%) R
11 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.45%) VB
11 1 (0.45%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (1.36%) (ISC)2 CCSP
2 3 (1.36%) CCSP
2 3 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (1.36%) CISM
2 3 (1.36%) CISSP
2 3 (1.36%) Degree
2 3 (1.36%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.90%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.45%) MCSA
4 1 (0.45%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.71%) QA
2 1 (0.45%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (4.98%) Docker
2 5 (2.26%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (2.26%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.81%) Ansible
3 3 (1.36%) Packer
3 3 (1.36%) Terraform
4 1 (0.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 61 (27.60%) Microsoft
2 13 (5.88%) Oracle
3 7 (3.17%) Tableau
4 6 (2.71%) Google
5 4 (1.81%) Apigee
5 4 (1.81%) SAP
6 2 (0.90%) Capita
6 2 (0.90%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.45%) Cloudera
7 1 (0.45%) Hortonworks
7 1 (0.45%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.45%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.45%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.45%) Solace
7 1 (0.45%) Sybase