Period
to 23 September 2017

The median contractor rate for an Azure DevOps was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 September 2017.

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
23 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 729 792 883
Rank change year-on-year +63 +91 -21
Contract jobs requiring an Azure DevOps 121 91 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.085% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.089% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 56 8
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £505
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -0.99% +12.22%
10th Percentile £413 £388 £360
90th Percentile £638 £600 £689
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £500 £486
% change year-on-year -7.50% +2.83% -
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 92818 101884 108531
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.81% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 60726 66509 68742
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £255 £245
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2774 3193 4158
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.92% +4.53%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.44 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.06 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.63 £17.50
% change year-on-year -3.36% +6.43% +4.67%

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 23 September 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure DevOps in the UK

Azure DevOps
Top 13 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 23 September 2017. 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 +69 119 £500 - 8
London +47 79 £510 +2.00% 7
UK excluding London +40 41 £463 -7.50% 1
South East +24 21 £518 +3.60% 1
Midlands +29 9 £400 -
North of England +72 7 £423 -6.11%
West Midlands +42 7 £413 -5.71%
Yorkshire +34 5 £435 -20.91%
North West +32 2 £423 -6.11%
East Midlands -5 2 £375 -6.25%
East of England -6 2 £588 +12.00%
South West +11 1 £400 -3.03%
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

Azure DevOps Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 2017, Azure DevOps contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Azure DevOps in the job title.

1 121 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 121 (100.00%) DevOps
2 54 (44.63%) PowerShell
3 50 (41.32%) Windows
4 45 (37.19%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (33.88%) Amazon AWS
6 37 (30.58%) Microsoft
7 35 (28.93%) .NET
8 33 (27.27%) Ansible
8 33 (27.27%) Octopus Deploy
9 32 (26.45%) Jenkins
9 32 (26.45%) Continuous Integration
10 30 (24.79%) TeamCity
11 28 (23.14%) Git (software)
11 28 (23.14%) Puppet
12 26 (21.49%) PaaS
12 26 (21.49%) Opscode Chef
13 25 (20.66%) Linux
14 24 (19.83%) Configuration Management
15 23 (19.01%) IaaS
16 21 (17.36%) Docker
17 20 (16.53%) Finance
18 18 (14.88%) SQL Server
19 16 (13.22%) Scrum
19 16 (13.22%) Team Foundation Server
20 15 (12.40%) Visual Studio Team System
20 15 (12.40%) Active Directory
21 14 (11.57%) Java
21 14 (11.57%) Python
21 14 (11.57%) Windows Server

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 13 (10.74%) OpenStack
2 7 (5.79%) IIS
3 4 (3.31%) Confluence
3 4 (3.31%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.48%) Jetty
4 3 (2.48%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.48%) WildFly
5 2 (1.65%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.65%) CMS
5 2 (1.65%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.83%) Apache
6 1 (0.83%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.83%) nginx
6 1 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
Business Applications
1 6 (4.96%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 121 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (33.88%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (21.49%) PaaS
4 23 (19.01%) IaaS
5 7 (5.79%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (4.13%) Office 365
7 4 (3.31%) GitHub
8 2 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.65%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (1.65%) SaaS
9 1 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.83%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.83%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.83%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.83%) Heroku
9 1 (0.83%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.92%) DNS
2 8 (6.61%) Firewall
3 5 (4.13%) DHCP
4 4 (3.31%) SSL
5 3 (2.48%) VLAN
5 3 (2.48%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.65%) HTTP
6 2 (1.65%) VPN
7 1 (0.83%) Network Security
7 1 (0.83%) Skype
7 1 (0.83%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (14.88%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.79%) NoSQL
3 5 (4.13%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.65%) Big Data
4 2 (1.65%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.65%) MySQL
4 2 (1.65%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.83%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.83%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.83%) Squirro
Development Applications
1 33 (27.27%) Octopus Deploy
2 32 (26.45%) Jenkins
3 30 (24.79%) TeamCity
4 28 (23.14%) Git (software)
5 16 (13.22%) Team Foundation Server
6 15 (12.40%) Visual Studio Team System
7 9 (7.44%) Maven
8 8 (6.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (6.61%) JIRA
9 6 (4.96%) Gerrit
9 6 (4.96%) Vagrant
10 5 (4.13%) Artifactory
10 5 (4.13%) Subversion
10 5 (4.13%) Visual Studio
11 4 (3.31%) GitLab
12 3 (2.48%) Ant
12 3 (2.48%) Bitbucket
12 3 (2.48%) NuGet
13 2 (1.65%) Gradle
14 1 (0.83%) SoapUI
General
1 20 (16.53%) Finance
2 6 (4.96%) Banking
3 5 (4.13%) Electronics
3 5 (4.13%) Manufacturing
3 5 (4.13%) Marketing
3 5 (4.13%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.48%) Back Office
5 2 (1.65%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.65%) Retail
6 1 (0.83%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (28.93%) .NET
2 9 (7.44%) Web Services
3 6 (4.96%) Elastic Stack
3 6 (4.96%) JSON
4 4 (3.31%) .NET Framework
4 4 (3.31%) ASP.NET
4 4 (3.31%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (3.31%) Middleware
5 2 (1.65%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.65%) REST
5 2 (1.65%) RESTful
5 2 (1.65%) XML
6 1 (0.83%) .NET Core
6 1 (0.83%) Angular 2
6 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.83%) CSS3
6 1 (0.83%) Entity Framework
6 1 (0.83%) React
6 1 (0.83%) Sensu
6 1 (0.83%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.79%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (4.96%) Fintech
3 4 (3.31%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.31%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.31%) Public Cloud
3 4 (3.31%) Virtual Team
4 3 (2.48%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.65%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.83%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.83%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 50 (41.32%) Windows
2 25 (20.66%) Linux
3 14 (11.57%) Windows Server
4 5 (4.13%) CentOS
5 4 (3.31%) Unix
6 3 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.48%) Ubuntu
6 3 (2.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.65%) VMS
7 2 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.83%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.83%) MVS
8 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (100.00%) DevOps
2 45 (37.19%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (26.45%) Continuous Integration
4 24 (19.83%) Configuration Management
5 16 (13.22%) Scrum
6 13 (10.74%) E-Commerce
7 11 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
8 10 (8.26%) Continuous Deployment
9 9 (7.44%) Release Management
10 8 (6.61%) Kanban
11 7 (5.79%) Migration
12 6 (4.96%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (4.96%) CRM
12 6 (4.96%) Test Automation
13 5 (4.13%) Digital Marketing
13 5 (4.13%) Enterprise Architecture
13 5 (4.13%) Programme Management
13 5 (4.13%) Release Automation
13 5 (4.13%) SOA
13 5 (4.13%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 54 (44.63%) PowerShell
2 14 (11.57%) Java
2 14 (11.57%) Python
3 13 (10.74%) C#
4 11 (9.09%) Ruby
5 10 (8.26%) SQL
6 3 (2.48%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.65%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.65%) Perl
7 2 (1.65%) PHP
7 2 (1.65%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.83%) Go
8 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (5.79%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.96%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.31%) Degree
4 1 (0.83%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 1 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.31%) QA
System Software
1 21 (17.36%) Docker
2 15 (12.40%) Active Directory
3 9 (7.44%) vCloud
4 5 (4.13%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (4.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (2.48%) Xen
6 1 (0.83%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 33 (27.27%) Ansible
2 28 (23.14%) Puppet
3 26 (21.49%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (4.96%) ZABBIX
5 4 (3.31%) Terraform
6 3 (2.48%) Graphite
7 2 (1.65%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.65%) Nagios
7 2 (1.65%) Salt
8 1 (0.83%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.83%) Ganglia
8 1 (0.83%) Opsview
8 1 (0.83%) SCCM
8 1 (0.83%) SCOM
8 1 (0.83%) StatsD
Vendors
1 37 (30.58%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.26%) Red Hat
3 9 (7.44%) ServiceNow
4 8 (6.61%) VMware
5 6 (4.96%) Barracuda Networks
5 6 (4.96%) CheckPoint
6 5 (4.13%) SAP
7 4 (3.31%) Atlassian
8 3 (2.48%) Juniper
8 3 (2.48%) Meraki
8 3 (2.48%) Oracle
9 2 (1.65%) AppDynamics
9 2 (1.65%) Mercator
9 2 (1.65%) Sitecore
9 2 (1.65%) Splunk
10 1 (0.83%) Rackspace
10 1 (0.83%) Snow
10 1 (0.83%) Xamarin