Period
to 22 April 2018

The median contractor rate for an Azure DevOps was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 April 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 577 696 798
Rank change year-on-year +119 +102 +45
Contract jobs requiring an Azure DevOps 317 140 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.15% 0.067%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.16% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 112 44
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £518
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.38% +15.00%
10th Percentile £368 £413 £408
90th Percentile £638 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £483 £475 £525
% change year-on-year +1.58% -9.52% +16.67%
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 96,020 87,286 101,437
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.93% 94.87% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,185 56,704 65,420
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £258 £250
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,954 3,007 3,326
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.93 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.27% -2.92% +14.71%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.56 £48.75 £48.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% -5.26% +15.15%

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 22 April 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 22 April 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 +126 309 £500 - 27
London +39 190 £550 +10.00% 13
UK excluding London +57 125 £483 +1.58% 15
North of England +13 45 £500 +5.26% 5
Midlands +18 30 £475 -6.17% 5
South East -4 30 £475 -2.56% 4
North West +15 29 £513 +17.14% 2
West Midlands +13 19 £475 +2.70% 4
South West +19 10 £463 +19.35%
East Midlands +9 10 £385 -30.00% 1
North East +34 9 £413 -17.50% 2
Yorkshire -11 7 £455 +1.11% 1
Wales - 5 £475 -
East of England -8 4 £605 -
Scotland -34 2 - - 1

Azure DevOps Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 April 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.

1 317 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 317 (100.00%) DevOps
2 166 (52.37%) PowerShell
3 127 (40.06%) Agile Software Development
4 117 (36.91%) Continuous Integration
5 108 (34.07%) Amazon AWS
6 105 (33.12%) Windows
6 105 (33.12%) Microsoft
7 92 (29.02%) Jenkins
8 89 (28.08%) Linux
9 86 (27.13%) .NET
10 82 (25.87%) TeamCity
11 79 (24.92%) Git (software)
12 73 (23.03%) Octopus Deploy
13 72 (22.71%) Visual Studio
14 69 (21.77%) Visual Studio Team System
15 67 (21.14%) Docker
16 66 (20.82%) IaaS
16 66 (20.82%) PaaS
17 64 (20.19%) Puppet
18 63 (19.87%) C#
18 63 (19.87%) Ansible
19 61 (19.24%) Continuous Delivery
20 57 (17.98%) JSON
21 54 (17.03%) Opscode Chef
22 48 (15.14%) Active Directory
23 46 (14.51%) Finance
23 46 (14.51%) Terraform
24 44 (13.88%) Team Foundation Server
25 41 (12.93%) Kubernetes

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 12 (3.79%) Confluence
2 5 (1.58%) nginx
3 4 (1.26%) Apache
4 3 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (0.95%) IIS
4 3 (0.95%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.63%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.63%) CMS
5 2 (0.63%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (0.63%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.32%) JBoss
6 1 (0.32%) Jetty
6 1 (0.32%) Mongrel
6 1 (0.32%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.32%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.32%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 317 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 108 (34.07%) Amazon AWS
3 66 (20.82%) IaaS
3 66 (20.82%) PaaS
4 17 (5.36%) Azure Active Directory
5 15 (4.73%) Google Cloud Platform
6 13 (4.10%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (4.10%) SaaS
7 10 (3.15%) GitHub
8 9 (2.84%) NuGet
9 5 (1.58%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (1.58%) npm
10 4 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (1.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.95%) Amazon Kinesis
11 3 (0.95%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 3 (0.95%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.95%) Serverless
12 2 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.68%) Network Security
2 11 (3.47%) Firewall
3 10 (3.15%) DNS
4 9 (2.84%) HTTP
5 8 (2.52%) TCP/IP
6 5 (1.58%) FTP
6 5 (1.58%) SSL
7 4 (1.26%) DHCP
8 3 (0.95%) IMAP
8 3 (0.95%) SMTP
9 2 (0.63%) IPsec
9 2 (0.63%) VPN
10 1 (0.32%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (11.99%) SQL Server
2 21 (6.62%) MySQL
3 12 (3.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (2.84%) Big Data
5 8 (2.52%) MongoDB
6 7 (2.21%) Hadoop
6 7 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (1.89%) NoSQL
8 5 (1.58%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (1.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.26%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (0.95%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.95%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.95%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 92 (29.02%) Jenkins
2 82 (25.87%) TeamCity
3 79 (24.92%) Git (software)
4 73 (23.03%) Octopus Deploy
5 72 (22.71%) Visual Studio
6 69 (21.77%) Visual Studio Team System
7 44 (13.88%) Team Foundation Server
8 19 (5.99%) Subversion
9 17 (5.36%) JIRA
10 12 (3.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 12 (3.79%) Bitbucket
11 9 (2.84%) Artifactory
11 9 (2.84%) Sonatype Nexus
12 5 (1.58%) GitLab
13 4 (1.26%) Gerrit
13 4 (1.26%) Mercurial
13 4 (1.26%) Psake
13 4 (1.26%) Travis CI
13 4 (1.26%) Vagrant
14 3 (0.95%) Gradle
General
1 46 (14.51%) Finance
2 13 (4.10%) Retail
3 6 (1.89%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.26%) Banking
4 4 (1.26%) Law
5 3 (0.95%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.32%) Billing
6 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (27.13%) .NET
2 57 (17.98%) JSON
3 31 (9.78%) REST
4 17 (5.36%) Node.js
4 17 (5.36%) React
5 15 (4.73%) Web Services
6 12 (3.79%) CSS
7 11 (3.47%) .NET Framework
7 11 (3.47%) HTML
8 10 (3.15%) AngularJS
8 10 (3.15%) CSS3
8 10 (3.15%) HTML5
8 10 (3.15%) React Native
9 8 (2.52%) ASP.NET
10 7 (2.21%) Angular 2
11 6 (1.89%) YAML
12 5 (1.58%) ASP.NET Web API
12 5 (1.58%) Elastic Stack
13 4 (1.26%) OAuth
13 4 (1.26%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 12 (3.79%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (3.47%) Data Centre
3 10 (3.15%) Computer Science
3 10 (3.15%) Hybrid Cloud
3 10 (3.15%) Mobile App
4 8 (2.52%) Fintech
5 6 (1.89%) Hedge funds
5 6 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (1.58%) Reinsurance
7 4 (1.26%) N-Tier
7 4 (1.26%) Public Cloud
8 3 (0.95%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.63%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.63%) Enterprise Cloud
9 2 (0.63%) Life Science
9 2 (0.63%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.63%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.32%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.32%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 105 (33.12%) Windows
2 89 (28.08%) Linux
3 36 (11.36%) Windows Server
4 23 (7.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 23 (7.26%) Unix
5 11 (3.47%) Android
5 11 (3.47%) Apple iOS
6 10 (3.15%) VMS
7 8 (2.52%) CentOS
8 3 (0.95%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.63%) CoreOS
9 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.32%) DC/OS
10 1 (0.32%) Debian
10 1 (0.32%) SUSE
10 1 (0.32%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 317 (100.00%) DevOps
2 127 (40.06%) Agile Software Development
3 117 (36.91%) Continuous Integration
4 61 (19.24%) Continuous Delivery
5 37 (11.67%) Scrum
6 35 (11.04%) Configuration Management
6 35 (11.04%) Migration
7 26 (8.20%) Deployment Automation
7 26 (8.20%) Microservices
8 24 (7.57%) Kanban
8 24 (7.57%) Test Automation
9 23 (7.26%) Continuous Deployment
10 22 (6.94%) Task Automation
11 19 (5.99%) Problem-Solving
12 18 (5.68%) TDD
13 16 (5.05%) Open Source
14 15 (4.73%) Release Management
15 14 (4.42%) SDLC
16 13 (4.10%) E-Commerce
16 13 (4.10%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 166 (52.37%) PowerShell
2 63 (19.87%) C#
3 41 (12.93%) SQL
4 35 (11.04%) Python
5 28 (8.83%) Bash Shell
6 19 (5.99%) Java
7 16 (5.05%) JavaScript
8 15 (4.73%) Ruby
9 14 (4.42%) Shell Script
10 12 (3.79%) Go
10 12 (3.79%) Perl
11 8 (2.52%) PHP
12 3 (0.95%) Groovy
13 2 (0.63%) VB
14 1 (0.32%) ES6
14 1 (0.32%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.32%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (3.79%) SC Cleared
1 12 (3.79%) Security Cleared
2 10 (3.15%) Degree
3 5 (1.58%) BPSS Clearance
3 5 (1.58%) ISEB
3 5 (1.58%) ISEB Practitioner
3 5 (1.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.63%) AWS Certification
5 2 (0.63%) MCP
5 2 (0.63%) MCSD
6 1 (0.32%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.32%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.84%) GCP
2 6 (1.89%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.58%) QA
4 1 (0.32%) PMO
System Software
1 67 (21.14%) Docker
2 48 (15.14%) Active Directory
3 7 (2.21%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (2.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.26%) vCloud
5 2 (0.63%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.63%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.32%) HDFS
6 1 (0.32%) Postfix
6 1 (0.32%) Squid
6 1 (0.32%) Xen
Systems Management
1 64 (20.19%) Puppet
2 63 (19.87%) Ansible
3 54 (17.03%) Opscode Chef
4 46 (14.51%) Terraform
5 41 (12.93%) Kubernetes
6 7 (2.21%) Consul
7 5 (1.58%) Prometheus
8 4 (1.26%) Nagios
8 4 (1.26%) Salt
8 4 (1.26%) SCOM
8 4 (1.26%) WSUS
9 3 (0.95%) HAProxy
9 3 (0.95%) Kibana
9 3 (0.95%) logstash
9 3 (0.95%) Rancher
9 3 (0.95%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.63%) Automic
10 2 (0.63%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (0.63%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (0.63%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 105 (33.12%) Microsoft
2 19 (5.99%) Red Hat
3 10 (3.15%) Oracle
3 10 (3.15%) VMware
4 9 (2.84%) Google
5 8 (2.52%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (1.89%) ServiceNow
7 5 (1.58%) Atlassian
8 4 (1.26%) AppDynamics
8 4 (1.26%) Splunk
9 3 (0.95%) Perforce
9 3 (0.95%) Rackspace
9 3 (0.95%) SAP
9 3 (0.95%) Sitecore
9 3 (0.95%) SolarWinds
10 2 (0.63%) Alibaba
10 2 (0.63%) Hortonworks
10 2 (0.63%) New Relic
10 2 (0.63%) SaltStack
11 1 (0.32%) MuleSoft