Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Azure DevOps was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 688 797 864
Rank change year-on-year +109 +67 -20
Contract jobs requiring an Azure DevOps 187 99 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.094% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.100% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 69 15
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.96% +13.33%
10th Percentile £392 £385 £375
90th Percentile £675 £600 £633
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £500 £486
% change year-on-year -5.00% +2.83% -2.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - -

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 96141 99356 108750
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63392 64835 69190
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.17% +4.41% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2869 3292 4137
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure DevOps in the UK

Azure DevOps
Top 14 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 19 November 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 +109 183 £500 - 36
London +25 113 £525 +5.00% 10
UK excluding London +59 73 £475 -5.00% 26
South East +16 26 £515 +5.69% 5
North of England +77 24 £483 -5.85% 10
Midlands +40 18 £475 - 7
West Midlands +36 12 £475 - 7
North West +32 9 £525 - 7
North East +76 8 £413 +3.13%
Yorkshire +26 7 £425 -19.05% 3
East Midlands +12 4 £375 -21.05%
East of England - 4 £550 -
Scotland -5 3 £450 -5.26%
South West +2 1 £525 +40.00% 4

Azure DevOps Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 187 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 187 (100.00%) DevOps
2 102 (54.55%) PowerShell
3 78 (41.71%) Windows
4 68 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
5 63 (33.69%) Continuous Integration
5 63 (33.69%) Amazon AWS
6 62 (33.16%) Microsoft
7 58 (31.02%) .NET
8 56 (29.95%) Octopus Deploy
9 55 (29.41%) TeamCity
10 51 (27.27%) Jenkins
11 48 (25.67%) Ansible
12 44 (23.53%) Git (software)
13 43 (22.99%) Opscode Chef
14 42 (22.46%) Linux
14 42 (22.46%) Configuration Management
15 41 (21.93%) Puppet
16 39 (20.86%) PaaS
17 37 (19.79%) IaaS
18 35 (18.72%) C#
19 34 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
20 31 (16.58%) Docker
21 25 (13.37%) Team Foundation Server
21 25 (13.37%) E-Commerce
21 25 (13.37%) Scrum
22 24 (12.83%) Active Directory
22 24 (12.83%) Visual Studio Team System
23 23 (12.30%) SQL Server
23 23 (12.30%) Finance

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 15 (8.02%) OpenStack
2 12 (6.42%) Confluence
3 8 (4.28%) SharePoint
4 7 (3.74%) IIS
5 3 (1.60%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (1.07%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.07%) CMS
6 2 (1.07%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (1.07%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.53%) Apache
7 1 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.53%) nginx
7 1 (0.53%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 6 (3.21%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 187 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 63 (33.69%) Amazon AWS
3 39 (20.86%) PaaS
4 37 (19.79%) IaaS
5 7 (3.74%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (2.67%) SaaS
7 4 (2.14%) GitHub
7 4 (2.14%) Office 365
8 3 (1.60%) Heroku
9 2 (1.07%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (1.07%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (1.07%) OpenShift
9 2 (1.07%) Serverless
10 1 (0.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.53%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.53%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.53%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.63%) DNS
2 8 (4.28%) Firewall
3 5 (2.67%) VPN
4 4 (2.14%) DHCP
4 4 (2.14%) HTTP
4 4 (2.14%) SSL
5 3 (1.60%) VLAN
5 3 (1.60%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.07%) Network Security
7 1 (0.53%) Skype
7 1 (0.53%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (12.30%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.21%) NoSQL
3 5 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (2.14%) Big Data
4 4 (2.14%) MySQL
5 2 (1.07%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.07%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.53%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.53%) InterSystems Cache
6 1 (0.53%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.53%) Redis
6 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 56 (29.95%) Octopus Deploy
2 55 (29.41%) TeamCity
3 51 (27.27%) Jenkins
4 44 (23.53%) Git (software)
5 25 (13.37%) Team Foundation Server
6 24 (12.83%) Visual Studio Team System
7 19 (10.16%) JIRA
7 19 (10.16%) Visual Studio
8 12 (6.42%) Subversion
9 9 (4.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (3.74%) Maven
11 6 (3.21%) Gerrit
12 5 (2.67%) Artifactory
12 5 (2.67%) Vagrant
13 4 (2.14%) Bitbucket
13 4 (2.14%) GitLab
14 3 (1.60%) Ant
14 3 (1.60%) NuGet
15 2 (1.07%) Gradle
15 2 (1.07%) MSBuild
General
1 23 (12.30%) Finance
2 8 (4.28%) Banking
2 8 (4.28%) Retail
3 5 (2.67%) Electronics
3 5 (2.67%) Manufacturing
3 5 (2.67%) Marketing
3 5 (2.67%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.60%) Back Office
4 3 (1.60%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (31.02%) .NET
2 19 (10.16%) Web Services
3 15 (8.02%) JSON
4 10 (5.35%) AngularJS
5 9 (4.81%) Angular 2
6 6 (3.21%) ASP.NET
6 6 (3.21%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (3.21%) Elastic Stack
7 5 (2.67%) .NET Framework
7 5 (2.67%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (2.14%) Middleware
8 4 (2.14%) REST
9 3 (1.60%) OAuth
9 3 (1.60%) OpenID
9 3 (1.60%) WCF
10 2 (1.07%) RESTful
10 2 (1.07%) XML
11 1 (0.53%) CSS
11 1 (0.53%) J2EE
11 1 (0.53%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.28%) Fintech
1 8 (4.28%) Public Cloud
2 7 (3.74%) Computer Science
2 7 (3.74%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (3.21%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.14%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (2.14%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.14%) N-Tier
4 4 (2.14%) Private Cloud
4 4 (2.14%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.07%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.07%) Enterprise Cloud
5 2 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.07%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.53%) CESG
6 1 (0.53%) PKI
6 1 (0.53%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 78 (41.71%) Windows
2 42 (22.46%) Linux
3 20 (10.70%) Windows Server
4 15 (8.02%) Unix
5 5 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.14%) CentOS
7 3 (1.60%) VMS
8 2 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.53%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.53%) MVS
9 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (100.00%) DevOps
2 68 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (33.69%) Continuous Integration
4 42 (22.46%) Configuration Management
5 34 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
6 25 (13.37%) E-Commerce
6 25 (13.37%) Scrum
7 22 (11.76%) Test Automation
8 21 (11.23%) Continuous Deployment
9 15 (8.02%) Release Management
10 14 (7.49%) Migration
11 10 (5.35%) Kanban
11 10 (5.35%) TDD
12 8 (4.28%) Software Engineering
13 7 (3.74%) Business Intelligence
13 7 (3.74%) Microservices
13 7 (3.74%) SDLC
13 7 (3.74%) SOA
14 6 (3.21%) CRM
14 6 (3.21%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 102 (54.55%) PowerShell
2 35 (18.72%) C#
3 22 (11.76%) Python
4 20 (10.70%) Ruby
5 17 (9.09%) SQL
6 12 (6.42%) Java
7 11 (5.88%) Bash Shell
7 11 (5.88%) Shell Script
8 4 (2.14%) PHP
8 4 (2.14%) VB
9 2 (1.07%) Go
9 2 (1.07%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.53%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.53%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (6.42%) Degree
2 8 (4.28%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.74%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.07%) MCP
4 2 (1.07%) MCSD
4 2 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.53%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (0.53%) CISSP
5 1 (0.53%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.21%) QA
System Software
1 31 (16.58%) Docker
2 24 (12.83%) Active Directory
3 16 (8.56%) vCloud
4 2 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.53%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 48 (25.67%) Ansible
2 43 (22.99%) Opscode Chef
3 41 (21.93%) Puppet
4 9 (4.81%) Terraform
5 7 (3.74%) Kubernetes
6 6 (3.21%) Nagios
6 6 (3.21%) ZABBIX
7 5 (2.67%) Graphite
7 5 (2.67%) SCOM
8 4 (2.14%) WSUS
9 3 (1.60%) Opsview
10 1 (0.53%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.53%) Ganglia
10 1 (0.53%) Rundeck
10 1 (0.53%) SCCM
10 1 (0.53%) StatsD
Vendors
1 62 (33.16%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.35%) Red Hat
3 9 (4.81%) ServiceNow
4 6 (3.21%) CheckPoint
4 6 (3.21%) VMware
5 5 (2.67%) SAP
6 4 (2.14%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.60%) Barracuda Networks
7 3 (1.60%) Juniper
7 3 (1.60%) Meraki
7 3 (1.60%) Oracle
7 3 (1.60%) Splunk
8 2 (1.07%) AppDynamics
8 2 (1.07%) Mercator
8 2 (1.07%) Rackspace
8 2 (1.07%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.07%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.53%) F5
9 1 (0.53%) Progress
9 1 (0.53%) Xamarin