Azure DevOps Contracts

Microsoft Azure DevOps
UK

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 2 March 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
2 Mar 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 75 71 65
Rank change year-on-year -4 -6 +15
Contract jobs citing Azure DevOps 1,191 2,141 3,162
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.69% 3.25% 3.52%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.18% 8.73% 9.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 868 1,549 2,274
10th Percentile £400 £413 £401
25th Percentile £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £630 £650 £625
90th Percentile £688 £713 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £550 £500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% +5.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 21
10th Percentile £56.00 £57.70 £45.50
25th Percentile £63.75 £65.79 £51.00
Median hourly rate £65.50 £70.00 £57.89
Median % change year-on-year -6.43% +20.92% +28.64%
75th Percentile £77.50 - £62.15
90th Percentile - £79.19 £75.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.50 £70.00 £59.75
% change year-on-year -6.43% +17.15% +8.64%

All Cloud Skills
UK

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.

Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 14,561 24,518 34,868
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.90% 37.22% 38.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,353 17,526 25,319
10th Percentile £281 £325 £350
25th Percentile £413 £450 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £634 £650 £638
90th Percentile £725 £743 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £508 £485
% change year-on-year -2.56% +4.74% +7.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 348 396 463
10th Percentile £14.09 £14.69 £13.25
25th Percentile £16.06 £16.50 £15.37
Median hourly rate £21.37 £25.00 £21.50
Median % change year-on-year -14.52% +16.28% -4.44%
75th Percentile £46.18 £65.00 £48.35
90th Percentile £65.75 £70.75 £65.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £21.66 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.88% +17.05% -5.13%

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 2 March 2024.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Azure DevOps over the 6 months to 2 March 2024.

Hourly rate histogram for Azure DevOps in the UK

Azure DevOps
Top 18 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 2 March 2024. 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 -2 996 £550 - 534
London +9 545 £568 -1.30% 191
Work from Home +3 538 £525 -4.55% 377
UK excluding London -16 481 £500 -9.09% 379
South East -5 154 £550 - 80
North of England +1 102 £500 -4.76% 117
South West -26 75 £530 -7.83% 48
Midlands -2 55 £425 -10.53% 72
West Midlands +14 50 £438 -16.67% 53
North West -11 50 £506 -3.57% 72
Scotland +6 49 £450 -5.26% 25
Yorkshire +5 48 £500 -4.76% 42
East of England +31 34 £500 -17.53% 19
Wales -2 20 £400 -31.74% 20
North East +27 6 £450 -10.00% 4
East Midlands -14 5 £419 -1.41% 19
Isle of Man - 2 £388 - 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £640 - 2

Azure DevOps
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 53 (4.45%) Confluence
2 44 (3.69%) SharePoint
3 36 (3.02%) IIS
4 18 (1.51%) CMS
5 8 (0.67%) Headless CMS
5 8 (0.67%) nginx
6 7 (0.59%) Apache Spark
6 7 (0.59%) Kentico
7 6 (0.50%) Site Server
8 5 (0.42%) Apache Airflow
8 5 (0.42%) Umbraco
9 4 (0.34%) Apache
9 4 (0.34%) ArcGIS
9 4 (0.34%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.25%) EPiServer
10 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Exchange
11 2 (0.17%) Jadu
11 2 (0.17%) WordPress
12 1 (0.084%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.084%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 18 (1.51%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.25%) Trello
5 2 (0.17%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.084%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.084%) InVision
6 1 (0.084%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 35 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (2.60%) Dynamics AX
3 17 (1.43%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 10 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
5 8 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.34%) Maximo
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.084%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.084%) Infor SunSystems
8 1 (0.084%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.084%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.084%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 1,188 (99.75%) Azure
2 136 (11.42%) Power Platform
3 131 (11.00%) AWS
4 112 (9.40%) Serverless
5 107 (8.98%) GitHub
6 101 (8.48%) Dynamics 365
7 93 (7.81%) PaaS
8 88 (7.39%) Azure Service Bus
9 87 (7.30%) Azure Functions
10 84 (7.05%) Azure Data Factory
11 72 (6.05%) Azure AKS
12 69 (5.79%) Azure Monitor
13 61 (5.12%) Power Automate
14 60 (5.04%) Azure Logic Apps
15 52 (4.37%) Entra ID
15 52 (4.37%) IaaS
15 52 (4.37%) SaaS
16 51 (4.28%) Azure API Management
17 50 (4.20%) PowerApps
18 48 (4.03%) Azure Key Vault
Communications & Networking
1 37 (3.11%) Firewall
2 27 (2.27%) Network Security
3 17 (1.43%) FTP
4 14 (1.18%) DNS
5 12 (1.01%) VPN
6 11 (0.92%) TCP/IP
7 9 (0.76%) Internet
8 8 (0.67%) SSL
9 7 (0.59%) IPv4
10 6 (0.50%) HTTP
10 6 (0.50%) Wireshark
11 4 (0.34%) HTTPS
12 3 (0.25%) SSH
13 2 (0.17%) 4G
14 1 (0.084%) Extranet
14 1 (0.084%) Intranet
14 1 (0.084%) PPP
14 1 (0.084%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (14.19%) SQL Server
2 103 (8.65%) Power BI
3 79 (6.63%) Data Lake
4 71 (5.96%) Azure SQL Database
5 28 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
6 27 (2.27%) NoSQL
6 27 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
7 15 (1.26%) Big Data
7 15 (1.26%) MySQL
8 14 (1.18%) Redis
9 13 (1.09%) Relational Database
9 13 (1.09%) Tableau
10 11 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
10 11 (0.92%) GIS
11 10 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (0.76%) Oracle Database
13 8 (0.67%) MongoDB
13 8 (0.67%) Spark SQL
14 7 (0.59%) QlikView
15 6 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 168 (14.11%) Git
2 119 (9.99%) JIRA
3 56 (4.70%) Jenkins
4 54 (4.53%) Selenium
5 53 (4.45%) GitLab
6 43 (3.61%) Visual Studio
7 40 (3.36%) SpecFlow
8 27 (2.27%) SonarQube
9 26 (2.18%) TeamCity
10 25 (2.10%) Postman
11 22 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
12 16 (1.34%) Visual Studio Code
13 15 (1.26%) Octopus Deploy
14 14 (1.18%) Cucumber
14 14 (1.18%) Moq
15 12 (1.01%) WebDriver
16 11 (0.92%) JMeter
16 11 (0.92%) Robot Framework
17 8 (0.67%) NUnit
18 7 (0.59%) Fiddler
General
1 264 (22.17%) Social Skills
2 222 (18.64%) Finance
3 162 (13.60%) Public Sector
4 106 (8.90%) Analytical Skills
5 39 (3.27%) Retail
6 35 (2.94%) Banking
6 35 (2.94%) Marketing
7 32 (2.69%) Presentation Skills
8 27 (2.27%) Manufacturing
8 27 (2.27%) Telecoms
9 23 (1.93%) Electronics
10 22 (1.85%) General Ledger
11 18 (1.51%) Organisational Skills
12 14 (1.18%) Influencing Skills
12 14 (1.18%) Legal
13 11 (0.92%) Documentation Skills
14 10 (0.84%) Front Office
14 10 (0.84%) Investment Banking
15 9 (0.76%) Law
16 7 (0.59%) German Language
Job Titles
1 246 (20.65%) Developer
2 229 (19.23%) Azure Engineer
3 179 (15.03%) DevOps Engineer
4 140 (11.75%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 135 (11.34%) Senior
6 98 (8.23%) Lead
7 91 (7.64%) Architect
8 90 (7.56%) Analyst
9 67 (5.63%) Cloud Engineer
10 62 (5.21%) Azure Developer
11 60 (5.04%) .NET Developer
12 54 (4.53%) Consultant
12 54 (4.53%) Senior Developer
13 51 (4.28%) Data Engineer
13 51 (4.28%) Solutions Architect
14 43 (3.61%) C# Developer
15 37 (3.11%) Test Analyst
16 33 (2.77%) Business Analyst
17 31 (2.60%) Software Developer
18 29 (2.43%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 251 (21.07%) .NET
2 75 (6.30%) .NET Framework
3 73 (6.13%) ARM Templates
3 73 (6.13%) YAML
4 63 (5.29%) AngularJS
5 56 (4.70%) React
6 55 (4.62%) REST
7 53 (4.45%) XML
8 51 (4.28%) .NET Core
9 42 (3.53%) Entity Framework
10 39 (3.27%) HTML
11 35 (2.94%) CSS
11 35 (2.94%) GraphQL
12 31 (2.60%) RESTful
13 30 (2.52%) ASP.NET
14 29 (2.43%) JSON
15 28 (2.35%) ADO
16 23 (1.93%) Node.js
16 23 (1.93%) PySpark
16 23 (1.93%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 116 (9.74%) Product Ownership
2 43 (3.61%) Cloud Native
3 26 (2.18%) Data Structures
4 25 (2.10%) Onboarding
5 22 (1.85%) Management Information System
6 21 (1.76%) Client/Server
7 19 (1.60%) Derivative
7 19 (1.60%) Wiki
8 18 (1.51%) Data Centre
9 17 (1.43%) Legacy Applications
10 14 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
11 12 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
11 12 (1.01%) Mobile App
12 11 (0.92%) Data Protection Act
13 10 (0.84%) Distributed Systems
13 10 (0.84%) Public Cloud
13 10 (0.84%) Self-Motivation
14 9 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
14 9 (0.76%) Legacy Systems
15 8 (0.67%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 95 (7.98%) Windows
2 91 (7.64%) Linux
3 57 (4.79%) Windows Server
4 24 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (1.26%) Unix
6 11 (0.92%) VMS
7 5 (0.42%) Alpine Linux
7 5 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.34%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.34%) Solaris
9 3 (0.25%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.25%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.17%) Android
11 1 (0.084%) AIX
11 1 (0.084%) CentOS
11 1 (0.084%) Debian
11 1 (0.084%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,187 (99.66%) DevOps
2 519 (43.58%) Agile
3 360 (30.23%) CI/CD
4 190 (15.95%) Scrum
5 187 (15.70%) Test Automation
6 172 (14.44%) Infrastructure as Code
7 129 (10.83%) Migration
8 128 (10.75%) Problem-Solving
9 124 (10.41%) Business Intelligence
10 113 (9.49%) Software Engineering
11 82 (6.88%) TDD
12 79 (6.63%) Computer Science
13 78 (6.55%) Project Delivery
14 74 (6.21%) Analytics
15 73 (6.13%) Stakeholder Management
16 68 (5.71%) Microservices
17 63 (5.29%) Deployment Automation
17 63 (5.29%) Project Management
18 62 (5.21%) Continuous Integration
18 62 (5.21%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 279 (23.43%) C#
2 277 (23.26%) SQL
3 230 (19.31%) PowerShell
4 214 (17.97%) Python
5 75 (6.30%) JavaScript
6 73 (6.13%) Java
7 58 (4.87%) Bash
7 58 (4.87%) Bicep
8 29 (2.43%) TypeScript
9 27 (2.27%) T-SQL
10 25 (2.10%) C++
11 21 (1.76%) VBScript
12 20 (1.68%) Go
13 15 (1.26%) Rust
14 12 (1.01%) C
15 8 (0.67%) Kusto Query Language
15 8 (0.67%) R
15 8 (0.67%) Shell Script
16 7 (0.59%) Data Analysis Expressions
16 7 (0.59%) Scala
Qualifications
1 153 (12.85%) Security Cleared
2 125 (10.50%) Degree
3 112 (9.40%) SC Cleared
4 55 (4.62%) Azure Certification
5 36 (3.02%) DV Cleared
6 32 (2.69%) Computer Science Degree
7 27 (2.27%) ISTQB
8 20 (1.68%) BPSS Clearance
9 15 (1.26%) Master's Degree
10 12 (1.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 11 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (0.76%) ISEB
13 5 (0.42%) CBAP
13 5 (0.42%) CTC Cleared
14 4 (0.34%) AWS Certification
14 4 (0.34%) AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
14 4 (0.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 4 (0.34%) PMI Certification
15 3 (0.25%) CISSP
15 3 (0.25%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (5.21%) QA
2 17 (1.43%) Accessibility
2 17 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (1.26%) Data Quality
4 14 (1.18%) PMO
5 13 (1.09%) NCSC
6 9 (0.76%) NIST
7 7 (0.59%) WCAG
8 6 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
8 6 (0.50%) PCI DSS
9 5 (0.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.17%) COBIT
10 2 (0.17%) GxP
10 2 (0.17%) IFRS
10 2 (0.17%) IFRS 17
10 2 (0.17%) ISO 22301
10 2 (0.17%) SLA
10 2 (0.17%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.084%) GDPR
11 1 (0.084%) GRC
System Software
1 127 (10.66%) Docker
2 76 (6.38%) Active Directory
3 31 (2.60%) Virtual Machines
4 20 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (0.42%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.34%) NFS
8 1 (0.084%) Ceph
8 1 (0.084%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.084%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.084%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 272 (22.84%) Terraform
2 141 (11.84%) Kubernetes
3 70 (5.88%) Ansible
4 21 (1.76%) Prometheus
5 20 (1.68%) SCCM
6 18 (1.51%) SCOM
7 17 (1.43%) Grafana
8 16 (1.34%) Puppet
9 14 (1.18%) Progress Chef
10 10 (0.84%) Kibana
10 10 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
11 9 (0.76%) Packer
11 9 (0.76%) Single Sign-On
12 7 (0.59%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 6 (0.50%) Consul
13 6 (0.50%) Fluentd
14 4 (0.34%) Argo
15 3 (0.25%) Docker Swarm
15 3 (0.25%) HP ALM
15 3 (0.25%) Nagios
Vendors
1 350 (29.39%) Microsoft
2 68 (5.71%) Oracle
3 49 (4.11%) Databricks
4 45 (3.78%) SAP
5 36 (3.02%) VMware
6 19 (1.60%) ServiceNow
7 18 (1.51%) Salesforce
8 14 (1.18%) F5
9 13 (1.09%) Google
10 10 (0.84%) Xamarin
11 9 (0.76%) Dynatrace
11 9 (0.76%) Red Hat
12 8 (0.67%) Splunk
13 7 (0.59%) Cadence
13 7 (0.59%) ESRI
13 7 (0.59%) Workday
14 6 (0.50%) HP
14 6 (0.50%) Trayport
15 5 (0.42%) Murex
15 5 (0.42%) SunGard