Period
to 29 May 2020

The median contractor rate for an Azure DevOps was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

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
29 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 428 579 833
Rank change year-on-year +151 +254 +2
Contract jobs requiring an Azure DevOps 178 272 48
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.30% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.32% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 220 38
Median daily rate £500 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -0.05%
10th Percentile £375 £450 £425
90th Percentile £650 £625 £670
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 43,508 85,901 95,720
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.60% 94.53% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,362 56,507 62,750
Median daily rate £466 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.37% +5.00% +5.88%
10th Percentile £250 £275 £266
90th Percentile £650 £650 £635
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,806 2,766 3,004
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £18.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.16% +4.47% -4.18%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £10.89
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £47.83
Median hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.33% +2.86% -2.78%

Azure DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Azure DevOps in the job title 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 29 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Azure DevOps in the UK

Azure DevOps
Top 16 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 29 May 2020. 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 +165 171 £500 -4.76% 27
UK excluding London +147 103 £500 - 20
London +115 69 £520 -0.95% 8
Midlands +89 41 £500 - 9
West Midlands +64 37 £500 - 9
South East +104 30 £500 -6.98% 1
North of England +92 19 £473 -5.50% 7
Work from Home +15 19 £480 -8.57% 1
North West +60 10 £495 -1.00% 7
South West +54 9 £544 +3.57% 2
North East +29 5 £425 -29.17%
Yorkshire +61 4 £475 -5.00%
East Midlands +42 4 - -
Wales +28 2 £563 +18.42% 1
East of England +59 1 - -
Scotland +32 1 £450 -14.29%

Azure DevOps Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2020, 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.

1 178 (100.00%) Azure
1 178 (100.00%) DevOps
2 104 (58.43%) PowerShell
3 63 (35.39%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (35.39%) Terraform
4 54 (30.34%) Microsoft
5 47 (26.40%) Kubernetes
6 43 (24.16%) Windows
7 40 (22.47%) Docker
8 36 (20.22%) Continuous Integration
9 35 (19.66%) Analytics
10 34 (19.10%) Infrastructure as Code
11 31 (17.42%) PaaS
12 30 (16.85%) Continuous Delivery
13 29 (16.29%) Visual Studio Team System
13 29 (16.29%) .NET
14 28 (15.73%) Ansible
15 27 (15.17%) SQL
15 27 (15.17%) Python
16 26 (14.61%) Data Lake
17 25 (14.04%) Visual Studio
17 25 (14.04%) IaaS
18 23 (12.92%) C#
19 22 (12.36%) Jenkins
20 21 (11.80%) Security Cleared
21 20 (11.24%) Linux
22 19 (10.67%) Scrum
23 18 (10.11%) SC Cleared
23 18 (10.11%) Bash Shell
24 17 (9.55%) Node.js

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 3 (1.69%) Confluence
2 1 (0.56%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.56%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 178 (100.00%) Azure
2 31 (17.42%) PaaS
3 25 (14.04%) IaaS
4 16 (8.99%) Power Platform
5 11 (6.18%) Serverless
6 9 (5.06%) Azure Data Factory
7 8 (4.49%) Azure Functions
8 7 (3.93%) GitHub
9 6 (3.37%) AWS
10 4 (2.25%) GCP
10 4 (2.25%) Logic Apps
10 4 (2.25%) SaaS
11 3 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (1.69%) Datadog
12 2 (1.12%) Google Analytics
12 2 (1.12%) npm
12 2 (1.12%) OpenShift
12 2 (1.12%) Slack
12 2 (1.12%) Yarn
13 1 (0.56%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.25%) DNS
2 2 (1.12%) Network Security
3 1 (0.56%) Firewall
3 1 (0.56%) Skype
3 1 (0.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (14.61%) Data Lake
2 16 (8.99%) Power BI
3 13 (7.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (6.74%) SQL Server
5 10 (5.62%) HDInsight
6 9 (5.06%) Azure SQL Database
6 9 (5.06%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.25%) Big Data
7 4 (2.25%) Cosmos DB
8 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.56%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.56%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.56%) MySQL
9 1 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.56%) Redis
9 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 29 (16.29%) Visual Studio Team System
2 25 (14.04%) Visual Studio
3 22 (12.36%) Jenkins
4 15 (8.43%) Git (software)
5 9 (5.06%) GitLab
6 7 (3.93%) Bitbucket
7 6 (3.37%) Octopus Deploy
8 5 (2.81%) Sonatype Nexus
8 5 (2.81%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (2.81%) TeamCity
9 4 (2.25%) JIRA
10 3 (1.69%) Maven
10 3 (1.69%) Selenium
10 3 (1.69%) SpecFlow
11 2 (1.12%) Gerrit
11 2 (1.12%) Gradle
11 2 (1.12%) SonarQube
11 2 (1.12%) Subversion
12 1 (0.56%) JUnit
12 1 (0.56%) NUnit
General
1 15 (8.43%) Finance
2 5 (2.81%) Banking
2 5 (2.81%) Retail
3 4 (2.25%) Games
3 4 (2.25%) Public Sector
4 1 (0.56%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (16.29%) .NET
2 17 (9.55%) Node.js
3 12 (6.74%) JSON
4 7 (3.93%) Web Services
5 5 (2.81%) RESTful
5 5 (2.81%) XML
6 4 (2.25%) .NET Framework
6 4 (2.25%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (1.69%) CSS
7 3 (1.69%) HTML
7 3 (1.69%) REST
8 2 (1.12%) .NET Core
8 2 (1.12%) Jest
8 2 (1.12%) jQuery
8 2 (1.12%) OAuth
8 2 (1.12%) OAuth2
8 2 (1.12%) React
8 2 (1.12%) Swagger
8 2 (1.12%) YAML
9 1 (0.56%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.49%) Linux Command Line
2 7 (3.93%) Public Cloud
3 6 (3.37%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.12%) Over-the-Top Content
5 2 (1.12%) Social Media
5 2 (1.12%) User Experience
5 2 (1.12%) Video\Live Streaming
5 2 (1.12%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.56%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.56%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.56%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.56%) FMCG
6 1 (0.56%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.56%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 43 (24.16%) Windows
2 20 (11.24%) Linux
3 5 (2.81%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (100.00%) DevOps
2 63 (35.39%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (20.22%) Continuous Integration
4 35 (19.66%) Analytics
5 34 (19.10%) Infrastructure as Code
6 30 (16.85%) Continuous Delivery
7 19 (10.67%) Scrum
8 17 (9.55%) Business Intelligence
9 16 (8.99%) Data Management
9 16 (8.99%) Security Testing
10 15 (8.43%) Migration
11 14 (7.87%) Test Automation
12 13 (7.30%) Deployment Automation
12 13 (7.30%) Microservices
13 10 (5.62%) TDD
14 9 (5.06%) High Availability
14 9 (5.06%) Mentoring
14 9 (5.06%) Task Automation
15 7 (3.93%) Data-Driven Testing
16 6 (3.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 104 (58.43%) PowerShell
2 27 (15.17%) Python
2 27 (15.17%) SQL
3 23 (12.92%) C#
4 18 (10.11%) Bash Shell
5 11 (6.18%) Java
6 9 (5.06%) JavaScript
7 7 (3.93%) Ruby
8 5 (2.81%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.12%) Go
9 2 (1.12%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 21 (11.80%) Security Cleared
2 18 (10.11%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.12%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.25%) QA
2 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.56%) PMO
System Software
1 40 (22.47%) Docker
2 10 (5.62%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (5.06%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 63 (35.39%) Terraform
2 47 (26.40%) Kubernetes
3 28 (15.73%) Ansible
4 7 (3.93%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (3.37%) Puppet
6 3 (1.69%) Prometheus
6 3 (1.69%) SCOM
7 2 (1.12%) Grafana
7 2 (1.12%) Salt
8 1 (0.56%) Istio
8 1 (0.56%) MIIS
8 1 (0.56%) Nagios
8 1 (0.56%) Rancher
Vendors
1 54 (30.34%) Microsoft
2 7 (3.93%) Databricks
2 7 (3.93%) Informatica
3 3 (1.69%) Google
3 3 (1.69%) NetApp
3 3 (1.69%) ServiceNow
3 3 (1.69%) VMware
4 2 (1.12%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.12%) EnterpriseDB
4 2 (1.12%) MuleSoft
4 2 (1.12%) Oracle
4 2 (1.12%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.12%) Tableau
5 1 (0.56%) Cadence
5 1 (0.56%) Hortonworks
5 1 (0.56%) New Relic
5 1 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.56%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.56%) Splunk
5 1 (0.56%) WSO2