Period
to 15 October 2019

The median contractor rate for an Azure DevOps was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 October 2019.

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
15 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 358 575 754
Rank change year-on-year +217 +179 +81
Contract jobs requiring an Azure DevOps 556 339 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.65% 0.33% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.35% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 450 258 107
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £413 £425 £413
90th Percentile £700 £688 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 80,312 97,673 93,435
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.14% 94.74% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,686 64,135 61,245
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £263 £269 £263
90th Percentile £648 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,843 3,150 2,806
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.25 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +4.29% -2.78% -

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 15 October 2019.

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 15 October 2019. 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 +210 542 £550 +2.33% 90
London +151 305 £550 -3.51% 31
UK excluding London +179 250 £500 - 67
South East +128 124 £500 - 17
Midlands +55 52 £500 - 13
West Midlands +35 44 £550 +10.00% 7
North of England +52 35 £500 +8.11% 23
North West +31 23 £525 +5.00% 6
South West -4 20 £600 +20.00% 4
East of England +38 8 £475 -11.63% 4
East Midlands +32 8 £500 +8.11% 6
Yorkshire +36 7 £500 +11.11% 16
Scotland +32 6 £500 -20.00% 7
Wales +24 5 £475 -17.39% 1
North East +23 5 £425 -7.10% 1

Azure DevOps Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 October 2019, 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.

1 556 (100.00%) Azure
1 556 (100.00%) DevOps
2 237 (42.63%) PowerShell
3 176 (31.65%) Kubernetes
4 160 (28.78%) Agile Software Development
5 150 (26.98%) Docker
6 146 (26.26%) Microsoft
7 140 (25.18%) Visual Studio Team System
7 140 (25.18%) Terraform
8 138 (24.82%) AWS
9 120 (21.58%) Windows
10 116 (20.86%) Ansible
11 97 (17.45%) Infrastructure as Code
12 96 (17.27%) IaaS
12 96 (17.27%) Linux
13 95 (17.09%) Python
14 91 (16.37%) .NET
15 88 (15.83%) Jenkins
16 86 (15.47%) C#
17 80 (14.39%) PaaS
18 78 (14.03%) Migration
19 72 (12.95%) SQL
20 68 (12.23%) Continuous Integration
21 64 (11.51%) Git (software)
22 61 (10.97%) Test Automation
22 61 (10.97%) Visual Studio
23 59 (10.61%) Puppet
23 59 (10.61%) GCP
24 54 (9.71%) TeamCity
25 53 (9.53%) Scrum

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 (2.70%) Confluence
2 6 (1.08%) Apache
3 4 (0.72%) IIS
4 3 (0.54%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.36%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.36%) nginx
5 2 (0.36%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.18%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.18%) Jetty
6 1 (0.18%) Mongrel
6 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (0.90%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (0.72%) Magento
2 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.18%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 556 (100.00%) Azure
2 138 (24.82%) AWS
3 96 (17.27%) IaaS
4 80 (14.39%) PaaS
5 59 (10.61%) GCP
6 35 (6.29%) Azure Data Factory
6 35 (6.29%) Power Platform
7 32 (5.76%) Azure Active Directory
8 30 (5.40%) OpenShift
9 24 (4.32%) GitHub
10 23 (4.14%) Serverless
11 14 (2.52%) Azure Functions
12 12 (2.16%) Cloud Computing
13 10 (1.80%) Amazon EKS
14 9 (1.62%) SaaS
15 7 (1.26%) Office 365
15 7 (1.26%) Slack
16 6 (1.08%) Azure Machine Learning
16 6 (1.08%) Data Lake Analytics
17 4 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.06%) DNS
2 9 (1.62%) Firewall
3 5 (0.90%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.54%) Network Security
4 3 (0.54%) OpenVPN
5 2 (0.36%) VPN
6 1 (0.18%) DHCP
6 1 (0.18%) FTP
6 1 (0.18%) HTTP
6 1 (0.18%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.18%) IPsec
6 1 (0.18%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.18%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (6.65%) Data Lake
2 35 (6.29%) Power BI
3 32 (5.76%) SQL Server
4 28 (5.04%) Azure SQL Database
4 28 (5.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 24 (4.32%) Big Data
6 16 (2.88%) HDInsight
6 16 (2.88%) Redis
7 14 (2.52%) PostgreSQL
7 14 (2.52%) SQL Server 2014
7 14 (2.52%) SQL Server 2017
8 10 (1.80%) Cosmos DB
8 10 (1.80%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 10 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (1.26%) MySQL
9 7 (1.26%) NoSQL
10 5 (0.90%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.72%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.72%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 140 (25.18%) Visual Studio Team System
2 88 (15.83%) Jenkins
3 64 (11.51%) Git (software)
4 61 (10.97%) Visual Studio
5 54 (9.71%) TeamCity
6 41 (7.37%) Team Foundation Server
7 37 (6.65%) Octopus Deploy
8 36 (6.47%) JIRA
9 13 (2.34%) Sonatype Nexus
10 9 (1.62%) GitLab
10 9 (1.62%) Subversion
11 8 (1.44%) Artifactory
11 8 (1.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 8 (1.44%) CircleCI
12 7 (1.26%) JUnit
13 6 (1.08%) Bitbucket
13 6 (1.08%) SonarQube
14 5 (0.90%) Chocolatey
14 5 (0.90%) CruiseControl
14 5 (0.90%) ReSharper
General
1 50 (8.99%) Finance
2 24 (4.32%) Banking
3 17 (3.06%) Public Sector
4 7 (1.26%) Retail
5 5 (0.90%) Billing
6 4 (0.72%) Law
6 4 (0.72%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.54%) Games
7 3 (0.54%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.54%) Publishing
8 2 (0.36%) Legal
8 2 (0.36%) Marketing
9 1 (0.18%) Advertising
9 1 (0.18%) Automotive
9 1 (0.18%) Environmental Health
9 1 (0.18%) Front Office
9 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (16.37%) .NET
2 49 (8.81%) JSON
3 28 (5.04%) ADO
4 21 (3.78%) .NET Core
5 19 (3.42%) .NET Framework
6 15 (2.70%) Node.js
7 14 (2.52%) REST
8 13 (2.34%) Web Services
9 9 (1.62%) Kafka
10 7 (1.26%) XML
11 5 (0.90%) jQuery
12 4 (0.72%) EDI
13 3 (0.54%) ASP.NET
13 3 (0.54%) ASP.NET Core
13 3 (0.54%) CSS
13 3 (0.54%) HTML
13 3 (0.54%) KnockoutJS
13 3 (0.54%) OAuth
13 3 (0.54%) Sass
13 3 (0.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 36 (6.47%) Greenfield Project
2 26 (4.68%) Public Cloud
3 18 (3.24%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (2.16%) Cloud Native
5 9 (1.62%) Data Centre
6 6 (1.08%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (1.08%) Clustering
7 5 (0.90%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (0.72%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (0.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (0.54%) iPad
9 3 (0.54%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (0.54%) Social Media
10 2 (0.36%) PKI
11 1 (0.18%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.18%) PDA
11 1 (0.18%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.18%) Replication
11 1 (0.18%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 120 (21.58%) Windows
2 96 (17.27%) Linux
3 25 (4.50%) Windows Server
4 19 (3.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (2.52%) Unix
6 7 (1.26%) CentOS
7 6 (1.08%) Android
7 6 (1.08%) CoreOS
7 6 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.72%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.72%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.36%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.18%) VMS
10 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 556 (100.00%) DevOps
2 160 (28.78%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (17.45%) Infrastructure as Code
4 78 (14.03%) Migration
5 68 (12.23%) Continuous Integration
6 61 (10.97%) Test Automation
7 53 (9.53%) Analytics
7 53 (9.53%) Scrum
8 49 (8.81%) Microservices
9 40 (7.19%) Continuous Delivery
10 39 (7.01%) Business Intelligence
10 39 (7.01%) Configuration Management
11 32 (5.76%) Deployment Automation
12 26 (4.68%) Kanban
13 25 (4.50%) Infrastructure Automation
14 23 (4.14%) E-Commerce
15 22 (3.96%) Fintech
16 21 (3.78%) Continuous Deployment
16 21 (3.78%) Software Engineering
17 18 (3.24%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 237 (42.63%) PowerShell
2 95 (17.09%) Python
3 86 (15.47%) C#
4 72 (12.95%) SQL
5 36 (6.47%) Java
6 28 (5.04%) Bash Shell
7 19 (3.42%) JavaScript
8 12 (2.16%) Go
9 11 (1.98%) Ruby
10 6 (1.08%) C++
10 6 (1.08%) Perl
10 6 (1.08%) Rust
11 5 (0.90%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.72%) Groovy
13 3 (0.54%) PHP
13 3 (0.54%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.36%) Scala
14 2 (0.36%) VBA
15 1 (0.18%) Clipper
15 1 (0.18%) R
Qualifications
1 11 (1.98%) Security Cleared
2 9 (1.62%) SC Cleared
3 7 (1.26%) Degree
4 5 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (0.72%) MCSA
6 3 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.36%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.36%) RHCE
7 2 (0.36%) RHCSA
8 1 (0.18%) CCA
8 1 (0.18%) ISEB
8 1 (0.18%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.18%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.18%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.08%) QA
2 3 (0.54%) PMO
2 3 (0.54%) SLA
3 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.18%) GDPR
System Software
1 150 (26.98%) Docker
2 42 (7.55%) Active Directory
3 33 (5.94%) Virtual Machines
4 21 (3.78%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (1.08%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.36%) PowerDNS
7 1 (0.18%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (0.18%) LXC
7 1 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.18%) vSphere
7 1 (0.18%) Xen
Systems Management
1 176 (31.65%) Kubernetes
2 140 (25.18%) Terraform
3 116 (20.86%) Ansible
4 59 (10.61%) Puppet
5 36 (6.47%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (1.80%) Packer
7 5 (0.90%) Grafana
7 5 (0.90%) Prometheus
7 5 (0.90%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.54%) FreeIPA
8 3 (0.54%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.36%) Salt
9 2 (0.36%) StackStorm
10 1 (0.18%) CloudForms
10 1 (0.18%) CloudHub
10 1 (0.18%) Consul
10 1 (0.18%) Kibana
10 1 (0.18%) logstash
10 1 (0.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 146 (26.26%) Microsoft
2 30 (5.40%) Databricks
3 24 (4.32%) VMware
4 16 (2.88%) Splunk
5 14 (2.52%) Citrix
5 14 (2.52%) Salesforce.com
6 13 (2.34%) Oracle
7 12 (2.16%) Google
7 12 (2.16%) Tableau
8 9 (1.62%) Cisco
9 6 (1.08%) Red Hat
9 6 (1.08%) Veracode
10 4 (0.72%) Sitecore
11 3 (0.54%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.54%) Black Duck
11 3 (0.54%) New Relic
11 3 (0.54%) ServiceNow
12 2 (0.36%) Cloudera
12 2 (0.36%) Dynatrace
12 2 (0.36%) Okta