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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Azure DevOps skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Azure DevOps over the 6 months to 18 August 2022 with a comparison to the 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
18 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 71 70 103
Rank change year-on-year -1 +33 +120
Contract jobs citing Azure DevOps 2,845 2,526 774
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.25% 3.39% 2.31%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.59% 8.75% 6.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,091 1,813 508
10th Percentile £410 £375 £363
25th Percentile £463 £450 £412
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £650 £600 £575
90th Percentile £738 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £509 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +4.36% +2.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 30 4
10th Percentile £55.10 £36.58 -
25th Percentile £55.25 £44.22 £50.00
Median hourly rate £65.79 £49.00 £51.25
Median % change year-on-year +34.27% -4.39% -6.82%
75th Percentile - £64.25 £53.75
90th Percentile £66.52 £80.13 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.25 £50.75 £51.25
% change year-on-year +8.87% -0.98% -21.15%

Azure DevOps is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 33,139 28,854 11,136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.90% 38.67% 33.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,082 20,814 7,856
10th Percentile £350 £335 £313
25th Percentile £450 £425 £409
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £650 £600 £600
90th Percentile £750 £694 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 355 432 161
10th Percentile £13.41 £12.25 £13.82
25th Percentile £15.25 £14.13 £16.50
Median hourly rate £21.23 £21.03 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +0.95% +5.13% -1.23%
75th Percentile £40.75 £45.57 £39.31
90th Percentile £68.43 £65.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year - -5.00% +3.57%

Azure DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Azure DevOps as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Azure DevOps in the UK

Azure DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Azure DevOps.

Daily rate trend for Azure DevOps in the UK

Azure DevOps
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure DevOps over the 6 months to 18 August 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Azure DevOps in the UK

Azure DevOps
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Azure DevOps.

Hourly rate trend for Azure DevOps in the UK

Azure DevOps
Top 17 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 18 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England +3 2,216 £550 +4.76% 461
Work from Home -2 1,657 £550 +5.77% 262
London +3 1,294 £575 +6.48% 191
UK excluding London -7 858 £509 +4.36% 313
South East -6 298 £525 - 67
North of England -1 183 £500 - 88
Midlands -20 121 £500 +7.53% 59
Scotland +14 100 £475 - 33
North West +1 95 £494 -1.25% 50
West Midlands -15 93 £500 +5.26% 36
South West +7 88 £500 +8.11% 34
Yorkshire 0 65 £500 +5.26% 27
East of England +10 62 £525 +18.64% 19
East Midlands -7 27 £450 +5.88% 23
North East -2 26 £500 -13.04% 11
Wales -11 22 £575 +27.78% 10
Northern Ireland +4 4 £500 +44.93% 3

For the 6 months to 18 August 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Azure DevOps also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Azure DevOps.

1 2,830 (99.47%) Azure
2 2,825 (99.30%) DevOps
3 1,236 (43.44%) Agile
4 1,101 (38.70%) CI/CD
5 777 (27.31%) Microsoft
6 745 (26.19%) Terraform
7 722 (25.38%) SQL
8 704 (24.75%) Kubernetes
9 675 (23.73%) C#
10 603 (21.20%) .NET
11 576 (20.25%) Git (software)
12 564 (19.82%) Python
13 515 (18.10%) PowerShell
14 498 (17.50%) Finance
15 471 (16.56%) Test Automation
16 468 (16.45%) Docker
17 464 (16.31%) SQL Server
18 461 (16.20%) JavaScript
19 447 (15.71%) Scrum
20 443 (15.57%) Social Skills
21 387 (13.60%) Infrastructure as Code
22 383 (13.46%) AWS
23 323 (11.35%) Power Platform
24 321 (11.28%) Security Cleared
25 311 (10.93%) Jenkins
26 301 (10.58%) Business Intelligence
27 299 (10.51%) Microservices
28 274 (9.63%) Ansible
29 270 (9.49%) JIRA
30 266 (9.35%) SC Cleared

Azure DevOps
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 71 (2.50%) Confluence
2 69 (2.43%) SharePoint
3 61 (2.14%) Apache Spark
4 36 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
5 22 (0.77%) IIS
6 21 (0.74%) CMS
7 19 (0.67%) Sitefinity
8 13 (0.46%) Apache
8 13 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
9 11 (0.39%) Tomcat
10 10 (0.35%) Apache Airflow
11 9 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
12 8 (0.28%) Drupal
12 8 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 8 (0.28%) Umbraco
13 7 (0.25%) WebSphere
14 6 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 6 (0.21%) MS Exchange
14 6 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
15 5 (0.18%) JBoss
Applications
1 44 (1.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (1.09%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.25%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.035%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.035%) ArcInfo
7 1 (0.035%) ProjectWise
7 1 (0.035%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 64 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (0.39%) NetSuite
4 9 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
4 9 (0.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 8 (0.28%) Elite 3E
5 8 (0.28%) Primavera
6 7 (0.25%) Carpe Diem
7 5 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 5 (0.18%) Shopify
8 4 (0.14%) Endur
8 4 (0.14%) SAP CX
8 4 (0.14%) Teamcenter
9 3 (0.11%) SAP FSCM
9 3 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
9 3 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
10 2 (0.070%) Magento
10 2 (0.070%) Oracle Receivables
10 2 (0.070%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2,830 (99.47%) Azure
2 383 (13.46%) AWS
3 323 (11.35%) Power Platform
4 256 (9.00%) PaaS
5 228 (8.01%) GitHub
6 219 (7.70%) Serverless
7 190 (6.68%) Azure Data Factory
8 184 (6.47%) Azure AKS
9 160 (5.62%) IaaS
10 156 (5.48%) Dynamics 365
11 148 (5.20%) SaaS
12 144 (5.06%) Azure Monitor
13 143 (5.03%) Azure Functions
14 130 (4.57%) Azure Active Directory
15 121 (4.25%) Azure Service Bus
16 114 (4.01%) PowerApps
17 109 (3.83%) Azure Cosmos DB
18 100 (3.51%) Azure Synapse Analytics
19 99 (3.48%) Azure Logic Apps
20 91 (3.20%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 88 (3.09%) Firewall
2 69 (2.43%) DNS
3 53 (1.86%) HTTP
4 50 (1.76%) Network Security
5 31 (1.09%) SSH
6 28 (0.98%) VPN
7 27 (0.95%) FTP
8 24 (0.84%) SMTP
9 19 (0.67%) Internet
10 16 (0.56%) SSL
10 16 (0.56%) WAN
11 11 (0.39%) DHCP
12 9 (0.32%) HTTPS
13 8 (0.28%) SD-WAN
14 7 (0.25%) Kerberos
14 7 (0.25%) LAN
14 7 (0.25%) tcpdump
15 6 (0.21%) Intranet
15 6 (0.21%) TCP/IP
15 6 (0.21%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 464 (16.31%) SQL Server
2 245 (8.61%) Power BI
3 179 (6.29%) Azure SQL Database
4 137 (4.82%) Data Lake
5 129 (4.53%) Data Warehouse
6 114 (4.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 77 (2.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 63 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
9 60 (2.11%) NoSQL
10 58 (2.04%) Big Data
10 58 (2.04%) Relational Database
11 55 (1.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 50 (1.76%) MongoDB
13 45 (1.58%) Elasticsearch
14 41 (1.44%) MySQL
15 30 (1.05%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 30 (1.05%) DynamoDB
16 29 (1.02%) Oracle Database
17 27 (0.95%) Redis
18 24 (0.84%) Power Query
Development Applications
1 576 (20.25%) Git (software)
2 311 (10.93%) Jenkins
3 270 (9.49%) JIRA
4 159 (5.59%) Selenium
5 124 (4.36%) Team Foundation Server
6 119 (4.18%) Visual Studio
7 116 (4.08%) TeamCity
8 83 (2.92%) SpecFlow
9 77 (2.71%) NUnit
10 75 (2.64%) Octopus Deploy
11 61 (2.14%) Postman
12 56 (1.97%) GitLab
13 51 (1.79%) Visual Studio Team System
14 43 (1.51%) Jasmine
14 43 (1.51%) SonarQube
15 38 (1.34%) Cucumber
16 37 (1.30%) Cypress.io
16 37 (1.30%) JMeter
17 32 (1.12%) CircleCI
18 30 (1.05%) Bitbucket
General
1 498 (17.50%) Finance
2 443 (15.57%) Social Skills
3 218 (7.66%) Public Sector
4 132 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
5 95 (3.34%) Banking
6 71 (2.50%) Retail
7 56 (1.97%) Presentation Skills
8 54 (1.90%) Law
9 53 (1.86%) Marketing
10 47 (1.65%) Telecoms
11 40 (1.41%) Legal
12 35 (1.23%) Publishing
13 32 (1.12%) Manufacturing
14 27 (0.95%) Electronics
14 27 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
15 21 (0.74%) Financial Institution
15 21 (0.74%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 19 (0.67%) Investment Banking
17 18 (0.63%) Documentation Skills
18 16 (0.56%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 753 (26.47%) Developer
2 657 (23.09%) DevOps Engineer
3 647 (22.74%) Azure Engineer
4 443 (15.57%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 206 (7.24%) Analyst
6 189 (6.64%) .NET Developer
7 157 (5.52%) Data Engineer
8 138 (4.85%) Architect
9 134 (4.71%) Cloud Engineer
10 114 (4.01%) Azure Developer
11 89 (3.13%) Full Stack Developer
12 78 (2.74%) C# Developer
13 74 (2.60%) Software Developer
14 72 (2.53%) Business Analyst
15 67 (2.36%) Consultant
16 66 (2.32%) Platform Engineer
17 65 (2.28%) Senior DevOps
18 63 (2.21%) Azure Data Engineer
19 60 (2.11%) Test Analyst
20 56 (1.97%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 603 (21.20%) .NET
2 249 (8.75%) CSS
3 239 (8.40%) HTML
4 220 (7.73%) Node.js
5 207 (7.28%) AngularJS
6 190 (6.68%) React
7 178 (6.26%) .NET Framework
8 176 (6.19%) ASP.NET
9 162 (5.69%) ARM Templates
10 160 (5.62%) REST
11 157 (5.52%) .NET Core
12 139 (4.89%) YAML
13 136 (4.78%) RESTful
14 131 (4.60%) Entity Framework
15 104 (3.66%) jQuery
16 102 (3.59%) JSON
17 94 (3.30%) ADO
18 87 (3.06%) XML
19 86 (3.02%) ASP.NET MVC
20 78 (2.74%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 101 (3.55%) Cloud Native
2 95 (3.34%) Public Cloud
3 74 (2.60%) User Experience
4 68 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
5 63 (2.21%) Greenfield Project
6 59 (2.07%) Virtual Team
7 55 (1.93%) Mobile App
8 54 (1.90%) Linux Command Line
9 49 (1.72%) Data Protection Act
10 48 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
11 36 (1.27%) Data Centre
11 36 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
12 29 (1.02%) Low-Code
12 29 (1.02%) Reinsurance
13 26 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 25 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
15 24 (0.84%) Data Structures
16 21 (0.74%) Private Cloud
16 21 (0.74%) Renewable Energy
17 20 (0.70%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 266 (9.35%) Linux
2 212 (7.45%) Windows
3 54 (1.90%) Windows Server
4 42 (1.48%) Unix
5 32 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 30 (1.05%) VMS
7 22 (0.77%) Android
7 22 (0.77%) Windows Server 2019
8 19 (0.67%) Apple iOS
9 15 (0.53%) CentOS
10 8 (0.28%) Ubuntu
10 8 (0.28%) Windows 10
11 6 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.18%) Windows Server 2016
13 4 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.070%) Alpine Linux
15 1 (0.035%) Debian
15 1 (0.035%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,825 (99.30%) DevOps
2 1,236 (43.44%) Agile
3 1,101 (38.70%) CI/CD
4 471 (16.56%) Test Automation
5 447 (15.71%) Scrum
6 387 (13.60%) Infrastructure as Code
7 301 (10.58%) Business Intelligence
8 299 (10.51%) Microservices
9 257 (9.03%) Continuous Integration
10 250 (8.79%) Problem-Solving
11 246 (8.65%) Analytics
12 218 (7.66%) SDLC
13 203 (7.14%) Migration
14 179 (6.29%) TDD
15 174 (6.12%) User Stories
16 173 (6.08%) Software Engineering
17 164 (5.76%) Software Testing
18 159 (5.59%) Full Stack Development
19 158 (5.55%) ETL
20 150 (5.27%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 722 (25.38%) SQL
2 675 (23.73%) C#
3 564 (19.82%) Python
4 515 (18.10%) PowerShell
5 461 (16.20%) JavaScript
6 256 (9.00%) Java
7 210 (7.38%) Bash
8 154 (5.41%) TypeScript
9 128 (4.50%) T-SQL
10 74 (2.60%) Go
11 71 (2.50%) Scala
12 56 (1.97%) Bicep
13 52 (1.83%) VB.NET
14 38 (1.34%) Shell Script
15 37 (1.30%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 29 (1.02%) Groovy
17 25 (0.88%) C++
17 25 (0.88%) Ruby
18 23 (0.81%) PL/SQL
19 20 (0.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 321 (11.28%) Security Cleared
2 266 (9.35%) SC Cleared
3 75 (2.64%) Azure Certification
4 63 (2.21%) Degree
5 47 (1.65%) ISTQB
6 38 (1.34%) ISEB
7 30 (1.05%) DV Cleared
8 24 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
9 20 (0.70%) AWS Certification
10 18 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
11 16 (0.56%) PhD
12 13 (0.46%) Computer Science Degree
12 13 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 11 (0.39%) PMP
14 9 (0.32%) DBS Check
14 9 (0.32%) PMI Certification
15 8 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 6 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
16 6 (0.21%) FFIEC
16 6 (0.21%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 187 (6.57%) QA
2 38 (1.34%) Accessibility
3 28 (0.98%) Data Quality
4 26 (0.91%) GDPR
4 26 (0.91%) PMO
5 20 (0.70%) WCAG
6 14 (0.49%) SLA
7 13 (0.46%) NIST
8 7 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 6 (0.21%) GLBA
9 6 (0.21%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (0.070%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.070%) IFRS
11 2 (0.070%) IFRS 17
11 2 (0.070%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.035%) EMIR
12 1 (0.035%) IEC 62304
12 1 (0.035%) ISO 13485
12 1 (0.035%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 468 (16.45%) Docker
2 150 (5.27%) Active Directory
3 49 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
4 26 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
5 24 (0.84%) NFS
6 16 (0.56%) Hyper-V
6 16 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
7 13 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
7 13 (0.46%) XenApp
8 2 (0.070%) Squid
8 2 (0.070%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.070%) vSphere
9 1 (0.035%) HDFS
9 1 (0.035%) LXC
9 1 (0.035%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.035%) vCloud
9 1 (0.035%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 745 (26.19%) Terraform
2 704 (24.75%) Kubernetes
3 274 (9.63%) Ansible
4 77 (2.71%) Puppet
5 54 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
6 37 (1.30%) Grafana
7 30 (1.05%) Istio
8 29 (1.02%) Microsoft Intune
9 24 (0.84%) Prometheus
10 17 (0.60%) MIIS
11 14 (0.49%) Packer
12 13 (0.46%) SCCM
12 13 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
13 12 (0.42%) Docker Swarm
14 9 (0.32%) Opsgenie
15 8 (0.28%) HP ALM
16 6 (0.21%) Argo
16 6 (0.21%) FortiGate
16 6 (0.21%) Kibana
16 6 (0.21%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 777 (27.31%) Microsoft
2 191 (6.71%) Databricks
3 116 (4.08%) Oracle
4 92 (3.23%) SAP
5 60 (2.11%) Salesforce.com
5 60 (2.11%) Sitecore
6 52 (1.83%) Google
6 52 (1.83%) VMware
7 39 (1.37%) Red Hat
8 30 (1.05%) MuleSoft
9 29 (1.02%) Atlassian
10 28 (0.98%) Splunk
11 25 (0.88%) Cisco
12 24 (0.84%) Citrix
13 23 (0.81%) Palo Alto
14 22 (0.77%) New Relic
14 22 (0.77%) Pega
14 22 (0.77%) ServiceNow
15 20 (0.70%) AppDynamics
16 17 (0.60%) Dynatrace