Period
to 19 August 2018

The median contractor rate for an Azure DevOps was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 August 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 DevOps
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 614 733 822
Rank change year-on-year +119 +89 +62
Contract jobs requiring an Azure DevOps 288 136 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.14% 0.091%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.15% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 109 63
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £425 £413 £390
90th Percentile £660 £596 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +23.08%
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 96,976 91,624 103,086
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.87% 94.99% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,463 59,515 67,206
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 £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,115 2,815 3,125
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +5.67%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £48.75 £46.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% -5.26% +9.99%

Azure DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Azure DevOps in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Azure DevOps in the UK

Azure DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Azure DevOps.

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure DevOps in the UK

Azure DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure DevOps over the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure DevOps in the UK

Azure DevOps
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 DevOps within the UK over the 6 months to 19 August 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 +101 272 £538 +7.50% 31
London +55 172 £550 +7.32% 18
UK excluding London +38 106 £500 +5.26% 13
Midlands +30 45 £500 +21.21% 3
West Midlands +8 37 £500 +17.65% 3
South East -14 25 £500 -3.47% 3
North of England -9 20 £450 - 3
North West 0 9 £469 +10.95% 1
East Midlands +9 8 £475 +26.67%
Yorkshire -2 8 £444 +2.01% 1
Wales - 5 £575 - 1
Scotland - 4 £625 -
East of England - 4 £618 - 2
North East -9 3 £355 -29.00% 1
South West -11 3 £500 +25.00% 1

Azure DevOps Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, Azure DevOps 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 DevOps in the job title.

1 288 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 288 (100.00%) DevOps
2 124 (43.06%) Agile Software Development
3 110 (38.19%) PowerShell
4 105 (36.46%) Microsoft
5 92 (31.94%) Amazon AWS
6 83 (28.82%) Docker
7 82 (28.47%) Linux
8 80 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
9 78 (27.08%) Windows
9 78 (27.08%) Ansible
10 77 (26.74%) Jenkins
11 71 (24.65%) PaaS
12 67 (23.26%) IaaS
13 66 (22.92%) Visual Studio Team System
14 61 (21.18%) Git (software)
15 53 (18.40%) Kubernetes
15 53 (18.40%) Puppet
16 52 (18.06%) Terraform
16 52 (18.06%) TeamCity
17 49 (17.01%) JSON
17 49 (17.01%) Opscode Chef
18 46 (15.97%) .NET
19 41 (14.24%) C#
20 39 (13.54%) Continuous Delivery
21 36 (12.50%) Python
21 36 (12.50%) Open Source
22 35 (12.15%) Finance
23 34 (11.81%) Scrum
23 34 (11.81%) Configuration Management

Azure DevOps 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 10 (3.47%) IIS
2 8 (2.78%) nginx
3 7 (2.43%) Apache
4 6 (2.08%) Apache Spark
4 6 (2.08%) WebSphere
5 5 (1.74%) Confluence
5 5 (1.74%) Jetty
5 5 (1.74%) Mongrel
6 4 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.39%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.69%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.69%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.69%) CMS
7 2 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.69%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.35%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.35%) CloudStack
8 1 (0.35%) JBoss
8 1 (0.35%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.35%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 288 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 92 (31.94%) Amazon AWS
3 71 (24.65%) PaaS
4 67 (23.26%) IaaS
5 20 (6.94%) SaaS
6 16 (5.56%) Google Cloud Platform
7 14 (4.86%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (3.13%) AWS CloudFormation
8 9 (3.13%) Serverless
9 6 (2.08%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (1.74%) Sumo Logic
11 4 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (1.39%) Azure Functions
11 4 (1.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (1.04%) Amazon Kinesis
12 3 (1.04%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 3 (1.04%) GitHub
13 2 (0.69%) IBM Cloud
13 2 (0.69%) OpenShift
14 1 (0.35%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 18 (6.25%) Network Security
2 14 (4.86%) HTTP
3 9 (3.13%) Firewall
3 9 (3.13%) VPN
4 7 (2.43%) SSL
5 6 (2.08%) DNS
5 6 (2.08%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.39%) HTTPS
7 3 (1.04%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.69%) OpenVPN
9 1 (0.35%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (11.81%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.21%) MySQL
3 14 (4.86%) Big Data
4 13 (4.51%) NoSQL
5 11 (3.82%) Hadoop
6 9 (3.13%) Azure SQL Database
7 6 (2.08%) Apache Hive
8 5 (1.74%) MongoDB
8 5 (1.74%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (1.39%) Cosmos DB
9 4 (1.39%) Data Lake
9 4 (1.39%) HBase
9 4 (1.39%) Pentaho
9 4 (1.39%) QlikView
9 4 (1.39%) Sqoop
10 3 (1.04%) Redis
11 2 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.69%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 77 (26.74%) Jenkins
2 66 (22.92%) Visual Studio Team System
3 61 (21.18%) Git (software)
4 52 (18.06%) TeamCity
5 34 (11.81%) Octopus Deploy
6 33 (11.46%) Visual Studio
7 29 (10.07%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (4.86%) JIRA
9 13 (4.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 12 (4.17%) Maven
11 9 (3.13%) Gradle
12 8 (2.78%) Selenium
12 8 (2.78%) Subversion
13 7 (2.43%) Ant
13 7 (2.43%) Artifactory
13 7 (2.43%) Travis CI
14 6 (2.08%) Vagrant
15 5 (1.74%) Bitbucket
15 5 (1.74%) MSBuild
15 5 (1.74%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 35 (12.15%) Finance
2 8 (2.78%) Banking
2 8 (2.78%) Retail
3 4 (1.39%) Law
3 4 (1.39%) Legal
4 2 (0.69%) Advertising
4 2 (0.69%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.35%) Front Office
5 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.35%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (17.01%) JSON
2 46 (15.97%) .NET
3 25 (8.68%) Node.js
4 22 (7.64%) REST
5 21 (7.29%) React
6 12 (4.17%) CSS
7 11 (3.82%) CSS3
7 11 (3.82%) HTML
7 11 (3.82%) HTML5
7 11 (3.82%) React Native
8 10 (3.47%) Web Services
9 9 (3.13%) .NET Framework
10 7 (2.43%) ASP.NET
10 7 (2.43%) JRuby
11 5 (1.74%) .NET Core
11 5 (1.74%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (1.74%) OAuth
11 5 (1.74%) Servlets
11 5 (1.74%) WebSockets
12 4 (1.39%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.94%) Greenfield Project
2 12 (4.17%) Computer Science
2 12 (4.17%) Data Centre
2 12 (4.17%) Mobile App
3 10 (3.47%) Public Cloud
4 7 (2.43%) Reinsurance
5 5 (1.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (1.74%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.39%) Virtual Team
7 2 (0.69%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (0.69%) Fintech
7 2 (0.69%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.69%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.35%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.35%) Clustering
8 1 (0.35%) NHS
8 1 (0.35%) PKI
8 1 (0.35%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 82 (28.47%) Linux
2 78 (27.08%) Windows
3 28 (9.72%) Windows Server
4 27 (9.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (4.51%) Unix
6 12 (4.17%) Android
6 12 (4.17%) Apple iOS
7 10 (3.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (2.78%) CentOS
9 5 (1.74%) Debian
9 5 (1.74%) Ubuntu
10 4 (1.39%) Fedora
11 3 (1.04%) SUSE
11 3 (1.04%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.69%) VMS
12 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 288 (100.00%) DevOps
2 124 (43.06%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
4 39 (13.54%) Continuous Delivery
5 36 (12.50%) Open Source
6 34 (11.81%) Configuration Management
6 34 (11.81%) Scrum
7 23 (7.99%) Deployment Automation
7 23 (7.99%) Microservices
7 23 (7.99%) Task Automation
8 22 (7.64%) Migration
9 17 (5.90%) Disaster Recovery
9 17 (5.90%) TDD
10 16 (5.56%) Continuous Deployment
11 15 (5.21%) Kanban
12 14 (4.86%) Test Automation
13 13 (4.51%) SDLC
14 12 (4.17%) Mobile Application Development
15 11 (3.82%) Mentoring
15 11 (3.82%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 110 (38.19%) PowerShell
2 41 (14.24%) C#
3 36 (12.50%) Python
4 34 (11.81%) SQL
5 29 (10.07%) Bash Shell
6 25 (8.68%) Java
7 18 (6.25%) JavaScript
8 16 (5.56%) Go
9 15 (5.21%) Ruby
10 9 (3.13%) Perl
11 6 (2.08%) T-SQL
12 5 (1.74%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.39%) ES6
13 4 (1.39%) Groovy
14 1 (0.35%) C++
14 1 (0.35%) PHP
14 1 (0.35%) R
14 1 (0.35%) Scala
14 1 (0.35%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (4.86%) Security Cleared
2 12 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.78%) Degree
4 7 (2.43%) ISEB
4 7 (2.43%) ISEB Practitioner
5 5 (1.74%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.04%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.35%) CCNA
9 1 (0.35%) CCSA
9 1 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.35%) CISM
9 1 (0.35%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.78%) GCP
2 6 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.39%) GDPR
3 4 (1.39%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.04%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.35%) PMO
5 1 (0.35%) QA
System Software
1 83 (28.82%) Docker
2 31 (10.76%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.08%) vCloud
3 6 (2.08%) VirtualBox
3 6 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.74%) HDFS
5 4 (1.39%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.69%) Postfix
6 2 (0.69%) Squid
6 2 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.69%) Xen
7 1 (0.35%) vSphere
7 1 (0.35%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 78 (27.08%) Ansible
2 53 (18.40%) Kubernetes
2 53 (18.40%) Puppet
3 52 (18.06%) Terraform
4 49 (17.01%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (3.13%) Kibana
6 8 (2.78%) Salt
7 7 (2.43%) logstash
7 7 (2.43%) Nagios
8 6 (2.08%) Packer
9 5 (1.74%) Consul
9 5 (1.74%) Docker Swarm
9 5 (1.74%) Graylog
10 4 (1.39%) Ambari
10 4 (1.39%) Hadoop YARN
10 4 (1.39%) Oozie
10 4 (1.39%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (1.04%) WSUS
12 2 (0.69%) HAProxy
13 1 (0.35%) Mesos
Vendors
1 105 (36.46%) Microsoft
2 21 (7.29%) Red Hat
3 11 (3.82%) Google
4 9 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (2.78%) Splunk
6 7 (2.43%) New Relic
6 7 (2.43%) Oracle
6 7 (2.43%) SaltStack
6 7 (2.43%) VMware
7 6 (2.08%) AppDynamics
7 6 (2.08%) Cloudera
8 5 (1.74%) Atlassian
8 5 (1.74%) ServiceNow
8 5 (1.74%) Tableau
9 4 (1.39%) Cognos
9 4 (1.39%) Hortonworks
9 4 (1.39%) SAP
9 4 (1.39%) Sitecore
10 3 (1.04%) IBM
11 2 (0.69%) Rackspace