Period
to 13 December 2017

The median contractor rate for an Azure Developer was £470 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 13 December 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
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 651 721 817
Rank change year-on-year +70 +96 +2
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Developer 225 161 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.16% 0.076%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.16% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 118 59
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £363 £325 £349
90th Percentile £550 £543 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £375
% change year-on-year +2.86% +16.67% -6.25%
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 98012 97767 106873
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.72% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 64916 63784 68168
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2858 3318 4055
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.76 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
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 13 December 2017.

Contractor daily 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 13 December 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 +59 219 £470 +4.44% 26
London +36 135 £488 +8.33% 10
UK excluding London +22 85 £450 +2.86% 18
Midlands +35 35 £475 +28.38% 2
West Midlands +38 31 £475 +25.00% 1
South East -23 29 £425 -8.11% 4
East of England -15 9 £450 +20.00%
North of England +52 5 £375 +42.86% 10
South West -1 4 £475 -2.56%
North West +14 3 £375 +50.00% 2
East Midlands -8 3 £419 +19.64% 1
Scotland -15 2 £341 +6.64% 1
Yorkshire +22 1 £375 +36.36% 8
North East - 1 £375 -
Wales - 1 £450 - 1

Azure Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 225 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 171 (76.00%) C#
3 164 (72.89%) .NET
4 120 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
5 87 (38.67%) TDD
6 86 (38.22%) MVC
7 80 (35.56%) ASP.NET Web API
8 76 (33.78%) BDD
9 72 (32.00%) ASP.NET
10 67 (29.78%) Scrum
11 66 (29.33%) JavaScript
12 64 (28.44%) SQL Server
13 62 (27.56%) Microsoft
14 58 (25.78%) SQL
14 58 (25.78%) Amazon AWS
15 51 (22.67%) ASP.NET MVC
16 48 (21.33%) AngularJS
17 46 (20.44%) Microservices
18 45 (20.00%) Git (software)
18 45 (20.00%) HTML
19 42 (18.67%) .NET Framework
20 41 (18.22%) CSS
21 34 (15.11%) Kanban
21 34 (15.11%) NoSQL
21 34 (15.11%) DevOps
22 32 (14.22%) TeamCity
23 29 (12.89%) SOLID
24 28 (12.44%) Test Automation
24 28 (12.44%) Java
25 27 (12.00%) Continuous Integration

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 27 (12.00%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (4.44%) SharePoint
3 7 (3.11%) JBoss
4 5 (2.22%) Jetty
4 5 (2.22%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.78%) Apache Spark
5 4 (1.78%) NServiceBus
6 2 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.89%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.89%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.89%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.44%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.44%) GeoServer
Applications
1 2 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (2.67%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 3 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 225 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 58 (25.78%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (7.56%) PaaS
4 15 (6.67%) GitHub
5 10 (4.44%) IaaS
6 9 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (3.56%) Office 365
8 7 (3.11%) Azure Active Directory
8 7 (3.11%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (3.11%) Serverless
9 5 (2.22%) Azure Data Factory
9 5 (2.22%) Azure Machine Learning
9 5 (2.22%) Data Lake Analytics
9 5 (2.22%) SaaS
10 3 (1.33%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.89%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.44%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
12 1 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.33%) DNS
2 2 (0.89%) FTP
2 2 (0.89%) HTTP
3 1 (0.44%) AMQP
3 1 (0.44%) LDAP
3 1 (0.44%) WEP
3 1 (0.44%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (28.44%) SQL Server
2 34 (15.11%) NoSQL
3 15 (6.67%) Azure SQL Database
4 14 (6.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (5.33%) Power BI
6 11 (4.89%) MongoDB
6 11 (4.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (4.44%) Data Lake
7 10 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (3.56%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 8 (3.56%) Big Data
9 7 (3.11%) Hadoop
9 7 (3.11%) Relational Database
10 6 (2.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (2.22%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (1.78%) HDInsight
12 4 (1.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 3 (1.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 3 (1.33%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
13 3 (1.33%) DocumentDB
Development Applications
1 45 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 32 (14.22%) TeamCity
3 20 (8.89%) SpecFlow
4 19 (8.44%) Octopus Deploy
4 19 (8.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (6.22%) NUnit
6 11 (4.89%) Visual Studio Team System
7 9 (4.00%) Jenkins
8 8 (3.56%) Visual Studio
9 7 (3.11%) Selenium
10 6 (2.67%) Moq
11 4 (1.78%) NuGet
12 3 (1.33%) gulp
12 3 (1.33%) JIRA
12 3 (1.33%) Subversion
13 2 (0.89%) Ant
13 2 (0.89%) Checkstyle
13 2 (0.89%) Eclipse
13 2 (0.89%) IntelliJ
13 2 (0.89%) JUnit
General
1 22 (9.78%) Finance
2 17 (7.56%) Retail
3 8 (3.56%) Banking
4 6 (2.67%) Financial Institution
5 5 (2.22%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.33%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.33%) Marketing
7 2 (0.89%) Games
7 2 (0.89%) Law
7 2 (0.89%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.44%) Front Office
8 1 (0.44%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.44%) Retail Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 164 (72.89%) .NET
2 80 (35.56%) ASP.NET Web API
3 72 (32.00%) ASP.NET
4 51 (22.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 48 (21.33%) AngularJS
6 45 (20.00%) HTML
7 42 (18.67%) .NET Framework
8 41 (18.22%) CSS
9 27 (12.00%) Node.js
10 24 (10.67%) Web Services
11 22 (9.78%) WCF
12 16 (7.11%) React
13 12 (5.33%) Entity Framework
13 12 (5.33%) OAuth
13 12 (5.33%) RabbitMQ
13 12 (5.33%) RESTful
14 10 (4.44%) REST
15 9 (4.00%) OpenID
15 9 (4.00%) WinForms
16 8 (3.56%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 26 (11.56%) Greenfield Project
2 14 (6.22%) Blog
3 13 (5.78%) Wiki
4 11 (4.89%) User Experience
5 10 (4.44%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (4.00%) Data Structures
6 9 (4.00%) Public Cloud
7 5 (2.22%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.78%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.33%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.89%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (0.89%) Enterprise Cloud
10 2 (0.89%) Equities
10 2 (0.89%) Fintech
10 2 (0.89%) RIA
11 1 (0.44%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.44%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.44%) iPad
11 1 (0.44%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (6.22%) Windows
2 10 (4.44%) Linux
3 6 (2.67%) Unix
4 1 (0.44%) VMS
4 1 (0.44%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (38.67%) TDD
3 86 (38.22%) MVC
4 76 (33.78%) BDD
5 67 (29.78%) Scrum
6 46 (20.44%) Microservices
7 34 (15.11%) DevOps
7 34 (15.11%) Kanban
8 29 (12.89%) SOLID
9 28 (12.44%) Test Automation
10 27 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
11 26 (11.56%) E-Commerce
12 20 (8.89%) CQRS
13 15 (6.67%) Domain-Driven Design
14 13 (5.78%) Performance Testing
15 12 (5.33%) Continuous Improvement
15 12 (5.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 12 (5.33%) OOP
16 11 (4.89%) Business Intelligence
16 11 (4.89%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 171 (76.00%) C#
2 66 (29.33%) JavaScript
3 58 (25.78%) SQL
4 28 (12.44%) Java
5 26 (11.56%) PowerShell
6 12 (5.33%) Python
7 9 (4.00%) VB.NET
8 8 (3.56%) Ruby
9 6 (2.67%) T-SQL
10 5 (2.22%) U-SQL
11 4 (1.78%) Scala
12 3 (1.33%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.33%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.33%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.89%) XPath
14 1 (0.44%) C
14 1 (0.44%) C++
14 1 (0.44%) PHP
14 1 (0.44%) R
14 1 (0.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (1.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
2 3 (1.33%) CCSP
2 3 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (1.33%) CISM
2 3 (1.33%) CISSP
2 3 (1.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.56%) QA
2 1 (0.44%) Data Quality
System Software
1 12 (5.33%) Docker
2 6 (2.67%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (4.00%) Ansible
2 4 (1.78%) Kubernetes
3 3 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.33%) Packer
3 3 (1.33%) Terraform
4 1 (0.44%) Puppet
Vendors
1 62 (27.56%) Microsoft
2 18 (8.00%) Oracle
3 8 (3.56%) Apigee
3 8 (3.56%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (1.78%) SAP
5 3 (1.33%) Red Hat
5 3 (1.33%) Sitecore
6 2 (0.89%) Solace
6 2 (0.89%) Sybase
6 2 (0.89%) Tableau
7 1 (0.44%) Capita
7 1 (0.44%) Cloudera
7 1 (0.44%) Hortonworks
7 1 (0.44%) Rackspace