Period
to 17 June 2018

The median contractor rate for an Azure Developer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 June 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
17 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 565 659 769
Rank change year-on-year +94 +110 +69
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Developer 330 175 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.19% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.20% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 128 86
UK median daily rate £475 £436 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.88% +1.16% +25.45%
10th Percentile £363 £310 £344
90th Percentile £600 £591 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £375 £394
% change year-on-year +26.67% -4.76% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
UK median hourly rate £5.00 - £45.00
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 94,284 86,278 101,221
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.98% 95.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 61,704 55,886 65,657
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,041 2,873 3,095
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.96 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.06% -5.20% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £48.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% -10.00% +19.51%

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 June 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 17 June 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 +100 309 £475 +3.26% 62
London +43 204 £475 -2.56% 28
UK excluding London +26 120 £475 +26.67% 36
South East -5 39 £475 +18.75% 11
Midlands +20 33 £488 +14.71% 2
West Midlands +11 33 £488 +14.71% 2
South West +19 16 £410 -18.00% 3
North of England -24 10 £360 +5.49% 17
East of England +12 7 £415 +10.67% 1
Scotland -43 7 £388 +10.71% 2
Wales -4 6 £425 +25.93%
North East - 4 £360 - 3
North West - 4 £413 - 2
Yorkshire -25 2 £359 +5.13% 12
Northern Ireland - 2 - -

Azure Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 June 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.

1 330 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 251 (76.06%) .NET
3 212 (64.24%) C#
4 154 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
5 124 (37.58%) SQL Server
6 123 (37.27%) MVC
7 113 (34.24%) TDD
7 113 (34.24%) ASP.NET
8 107 (32.42%) ASP.NET Web API
9 102 (30.91%) JavaScript
10 101 (30.61%) SQL
11 87 (26.36%) Microsoft
12 85 (25.76%) ASP.NET MVC
13 80 (24.24%) BDD
13 80 (24.24%) HTML
14 68 (20.61%) Git (software)
15 66 (20.00%) CSS
16 64 (19.39%) Scrum
17 62 (18.79%) .NET Framework
18 60 (18.18%) Finance
18 60 (18.18%) OO
19 55 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
19 55 (16.67%) AngularJS
20 49 (14.85%) Continuous Integration
21 46 (13.94%) Greenfield Project
22 44 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
22 44 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 41 (12.42%) SOLID
23 41 (12.42%) Enterprise Software
24 40 (12.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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 22 (6.67%) Elasticsearch
2 14 (4.24%) BizTalk Server
3 13 (3.94%) CMS
4 12 (3.64%) NServiceBus
5 11 (3.33%) Apache Spark
6 8 (2.42%) Sitecore CMS
7 6 (1.82%) IIS
7 6 (1.82%) Umbraco
8 4 (1.21%) EPiServer
9 3 (0.91%) Apache
9 3 (0.91%) Apache Pig
9 3 (0.91%) Sitefinity
10 2 (0.61%) Confluence
11 1 (0.30%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (1.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.61%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 330 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (8.18%) PaaS
4 20 (6.06%) Azure Data Factory
5 13 (3.94%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (3.64%) Serverless
7 10 (3.03%) GitHub
8 9 (2.73%) Data Lake Analytics
9 6 (1.82%) Azure Machine Learning
10 3 (0.91%) SaaS
11 2 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.61%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
11 2 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.61%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.52%) HTTP
2 3 (0.91%) WEP
3 1 (0.30%) FTP
3 1 (0.30%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (37.58%) SQL Server
2 44 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 40 (12.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 39 (11.82%) Data Warehouse
5 37 (11.21%) Azure SQL Database
6 29 (8.79%) Power BI
7 28 (8.48%) Relational Database
8 27 (8.18%) Data Lake
9 23 (6.97%) Cosmos DB
9 23 (6.97%) NoSQL
10 22 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 19 (5.76%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 17 (5.15%) RDBMS
13 14 (4.24%) Big Data
13 14 (4.24%) SQL Server 2016
14 13 (3.94%) HDInsight
15 12 (3.64%) SQL Server 2014
16 11 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
17 9 (2.73%) Hadoop
18 7 (2.12%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 68 (20.61%) Git (software)
2 55 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 36 (10.91%) Visual Studio Team System
4 27 (8.18%) Visual Studio
5 23 (6.97%) Jenkins
6 14 (4.24%) ReSharper
6 14 (4.24%) SonarQube
7 13 (3.94%) SpecFlow
8 10 (3.03%) NUnit
8 10 (3.03%) Selenium
9 9 (2.73%) TeamCity
10 7 (2.12%) MSTest
11 4 (1.21%) Moq
11 4 (1.21%) Octopus Deploy
12 3 (0.91%) JIRA
12 3 (0.91%) Karma Test Runner
12 3 (0.91%) MSBuild
12 3 (0.91%) Protractor
12 3 (0.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 2 (0.61%) GitLab
General
1 60 (18.18%) Finance
2 14 (4.24%) Retail
3 12 (3.64%) Banking
4 8 (2.42%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.21%) Law
6 2 (0.61%) Back Office
6 2 (0.61%) Games
6 2 (0.61%) Legal
7 1 (0.30%) Advertising
7 1 (0.30%) Digital Economy
7 1 (0.30%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.30%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 251 (76.06%) .NET
2 113 (34.24%) ASP.NET
3 107 (32.42%) ASP.NET Web API
4 85 (25.76%) ASP.NET MVC
5 80 (24.24%) HTML
6 66 (20.00%) CSS
7 62 (18.79%) .NET Framework
8 55 (16.67%) AngularJS
9 39 (11.82%) HTML5
10 37 (11.21%) React
11 31 (9.39%) Web Services
12 29 (8.79%) RESTful
13 23 (6.97%) .NET Core
13 23 (6.97%) Dapper ORM
14 22 (6.67%) ASP.NET Core
15 21 (6.36%) WCF
16 20 (6.06%) jQuery
17 19 (5.76%) Entity Framework
17 19 (5.76%) REST
18 18 (5.45%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 46 (13.94%) Greenfield Project
2 41 (12.42%) Enterprise Software
3 13 (3.94%) User Experience
4 8 (2.42%) Blog
5 7 (2.12%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (1.52%) Fintech
7 4 (1.21%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.91%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.91%) NHS
9 2 (0.61%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.30%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.30%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.30%) Equities
10 1 (0.30%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.30%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.30%) Online Games
10 1 (0.30%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.30%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 22 (6.67%) Windows
2 4 (1.21%) Android
2 4 (1.21%) Apple iOS
2 4 (1.21%) Windows Server
3 2 (0.61%) Linux
4 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (37.27%) MVC
3 113 (34.24%) TDD
4 80 (24.24%) BDD
5 64 (19.39%) Scrum
6 60 (18.18%) OO
7 49 (14.85%) Continuous Integration
8 44 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
9 41 (12.42%) SOLID
10 36 (10.91%) Analytics
11 33 (10.00%) Microservices
12 32 (9.70%) Test Automation
13 30 (9.09%) Unit Testing
14 29 (8.79%) SOA
15 28 (8.48%) Kanban
16 27 (8.18%) ETL
17 22 (6.67%) OOP
18 21 (6.36%) DevOps
18 21 (6.36%) E-Commerce
19 19 (5.76%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 212 (64.24%) C#
2 102 (30.91%) JavaScript
3 101 (30.61%) SQL
4 33 (10.00%) PowerShell
5 32 (9.70%) T-SQL
5 32 (9.70%) VB.NET
6 16 (4.85%) Python
7 13 (3.94%) TypeScript
8 7 (2.12%) Java
8 7 (2.12%) R
9 6 (1.82%) U-SQL
10 4 (1.21%) VBA
11 3 (0.91%) Ruby
11 3 (0.91%) Scala
12 2 (0.61%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 2 (0.61%) ES6
12 2 (0.61%) Perl
12 2 (0.61%) PHP
12 2 (0.61%) VB
13 1 (0.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (4.55%) Degree
2 10 (3.03%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (1.82%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.61%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.30%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.30%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.30%) MCSA
6 1 (0.30%) MCSD
6 1 (0.30%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.91%) QA
2 2 (0.61%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.30%) WCAG
System Software
1 18 (5.45%) Docker
2 2 (0.61%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.30%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 7 (2.12%) Terraform
2 5 (1.52%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.52%) Puppet
3 2 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 87 (26.36%) Microsoft
2 23 (6.97%) Oracle
3 11 (3.33%) Sitecore
4 10 (3.03%) Tableau
5 7 (2.12%) Google
6 5 (1.52%) Databricks
7 3 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.61%) Capita
8 2 (0.61%) MuleSoft
8 2 (0.61%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.30%) Apigee
9 1 (0.30%) DevExpress
9 1 (0.30%) Informatica
9 1 (0.30%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.30%) Teradata