Period
to 18 January 2018

The median contractor rate for an Azure DevOps was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 649 770 843
Rank change year-on-year +121 +73 +8
Contract jobs requiring an Azure DevOps 227 100 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.10% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.11% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 69 17
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £388 £398 £375
90th Percentile £641 £576 £618
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £456
% change year-on-year +11.11% -1.37% +1.39%
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 95,087 92,090 101,917
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.77% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,169 60,120 64,967
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £254 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,779 3,236 3,857
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £18.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -2.81% +12.24%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +9.09%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +127 221 £500 +1.27% 29
London +28 124 £525 +5.00% 18
UK excluding London +71 102 £500 +11.11% 11
North of England +73 46 £500 +11.11% 3
North West +42 31 £525 +18.31%
Midlands +26 23 £475 -5.00% 4
South East -15 20 £451 +3.14% 2
West Midlands +23 16 £475 -5.00% 1
North East +59 9 £413 +3.13% 1
South West +16 7 £525 +40.00% 2
Yorkshire +17 6 £500 -2.44% 2
East Midlands +8 5 £375 -21.05% 3
Scotland -2 4 £450 -10.00%
East of England - 4 £550 -
Wales - 1 £475 -

Azure DevOps Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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.

1 227 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 227 (100.00%) DevOps
2 134 (59.03%) PowerShell
3 90 (39.65%) Windows
4 85 (37.44%) Agile Software Development
5 82 (36.12%) Continuous Integration
6 78 (34.36%) Microsoft
7 69 (30.40%) .NET
8 68 (29.96%) Amazon AWS
9 67 (29.52%) TeamCity
10 65 (28.63%) Octopus Deploy
11 59 (25.99%) Jenkins
12 58 (25.55%) Puppet
13 54 (23.79%) Opscode Chef
14 53 (23.35%) PaaS
15 50 (22.03%) Linux
16 48 (21.15%) Continuous Delivery
17 47 (20.70%) Visual Studio
18 46 (20.26%) IaaS
19 44 (19.38%) Git (software)
20 43 (18.94%) Ansible
21 39 (17.18%) Configuration Management
22 38 (16.74%) Team Foundation Server
23 37 (16.30%) Visual Studio Team System
24 36 (15.86%) Docker
24 36 (15.86%) C#
25 31 (13.66%) Scrum
26 30 (13.22%) SQL Server
27 28 (12.33%) SQL
28 25 (11.01%) Active Directory

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 14 (6.17%) Confluence
2 7 (3.08%) OpenStack
3 6 (2.64%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.32%) Apache
4 3 (1.32%) Cloud Foundry
4 3 (1.32%) CMS
4 3 (1.32%) IIS
4 3 (1.32%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (0.88%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.44%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.44%) JBoss
6 1 (0.44%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.44%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.44%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 4 (1.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 227 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 68 (29.96%) Amazon AWS
3 53 (23.35%) PaaS
4 46 (20.26%) IaaS
5 14 (6.17%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (5.73%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (2.64%) GitHub
7 6 (2.64%) SaaS
8 3 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (1.32%) Heroku
8 3 (1.32%) npm
8 3 (1.32%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.88%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.44%) Data Lake Analytics
10 1 (0.44%) Datadog
10 1 (0.44%) Google Compute Engine
10 1 (0.44%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.44%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.05%) DNS
2 13 (5.73%) Firewall
3 8 (3.52%) HTTP
4 5 (2.20%) TCP/IP
4 5 (2.20%) VPN
5 4 (1.76%) FTP
5 4 (1.76%) SSL
6 3 (1.32%) DHCP
6 3 (1.32%) IMAP
6 3 (1.32%) LDAP
6 3 (1.32%) SMTP
7 2 (0.88%) Network Security
8 1 (0.44%) IPsec
8 1 (0.44%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (13.22%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (3.08%) MongoDB
4 6 (2.64%) MySQL
5 5 (2.20%) Big Data
6 4 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.76%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.32%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.32%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.88%) InterSystems Cache
8 2 (0.88%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.88%) Redis
8 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.44%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.44%) Parquet
9 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 67 (29.52%) TeamCity
2 65 (28.63%) Octopus Deploy
3 59 (25.99%) Jenkins
4 47 (20.70%) Visual Studio
5 44 (19.38%) Git (software)
6 38 (16.74%) Team Foundation Server
7 37 (16.30%) Visual Studio Team System
8 20 (8.81%) JIRA
9 12 (5.29%) Subversion
10 7 (3.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (2.64%) Bitbucket
12 5 (2.20%) Gerrit
13 4 (1.76%) NuGet
14 3 (1.32%) Artifactory
14 3 (1.32%) Bower
14 3 (1.32%) GitLab
15 2 (0.88%) MSBuild
15 2 (0.88%) Selenium
15 2 (0.88%) Travis CI
15 2 (0.88%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 25 (11.01%) Finance
2 11 (4.85%) Retail
3 8 (3.52%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.08%) Banking
5 3 (1.32%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.88%) Electronics
6 2 (0.88%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.88%) Marketing
7 1 (0.44%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (30.40%) .NET
2 24 (10.57%) JSON
3 19 (8.37%) Web Services
4 13 (5.73%) .NET Framework
5 9 (3.96%) AngularJS
6 8 (3.52%) Angular 2
7 6 (2.64%) REST
8 5 (2.20%) ASP.NET
8 5 (2.20%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (1.76%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (1.76%) Elastic Stack
9 4 (1.76%) Middleware
9 4 (1.76%) XML
10 3 (1.32%) OAuth
10 3 (1.32%) OpenID
10 3 (1.32%) WCF
10 3 (1.32%) YAML
11 2 (0.88%) React
11 2 (0.88%) RESTful
12 1 (0.44%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.52%) Computer Science
1 8 (3.52%) Greenfield Project
1 8 (3.52%) Hybrid Cloud
2 7 (3.08%) Public Cloud
3 6 (2.64%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.20%) Fintech
4 5 (2.20%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.76%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.32%) Private Cloud
7 2 (0.88%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.88%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.88%) PKI
8 1 (0.44%) CESG
8 1 (0.44%) DataPower
8 1 (0.44%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.44%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.44%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 90 (39.65%) Windows
2 50 (22.03%) Linux
3 20 (8.81%) Windows Server
4 16 (7.05%) Unix
5 10 (4.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (4.41%) VMS
6 9 (3.96%) CentOS
7 2 (0.88%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.44%) MVS
8 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 227 (100.00%) DevOps
2 85 (37.44%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (36.12%) Continuous Integration
4 48 (21.15%) Continuous Delivery
5 39 (17.18%) Configuration Management
6 31 (13.66%) Scrum
7 23 (10.13%) Test Automation
8 21 (9.25%) E-Commerce
9 20 (8.81%) Continuous Deployment
9 20 (8.81%) Migration
10 17 (7.49%) Kanban
11 15 (6.61%) Release Management
12 11 (4.85%) ITIL
13 10 (4.41%) Microservices
14 9 (3.96%) Software Engineering
14 9 (3.96%) Stakeholder Management
14 9 (3.96%) TDD
14 9 (3.96%) Web Operations
15 8 (3.52%) Collaborative Working
16 7 (3.08%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 134 (59.03%) PowerShell
2 36 (15.86%) C#
3 28 (12.33%) SQL
4 20 (8.81%) Python
5 17 (7.49%) Bash Shell
5 17 (7.49%) Ruby
6 16 (7.05%) Shell Script
7 12 (5.29%) Java
8 7 (3.08%) Perl
9 5 (2.20%) PHP
10 4 (1.76%) VB
11 3 (1.32%) Groovy
11 3 (1.32%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.88%) Go
Qualifications
1 9 (3.96%) Degree
1 9 (3.96%) Security Cleared
2 8 (3.52%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.88%) MCP
4 2 (0.88%) MCSD
5 1 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.44%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (0.44%) CISSP
5 1 (0.44%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.44%) MCSE
5 1 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.20%) QA
2 2 (0.88%) GCP
3 1 (0.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 36 (15.86%) Docker
2 25 (11.01%) Active Directory
3 18 (7.93%) vCloud
4 7 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.76%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 58 (25.55%) Puppet
2 54 (23.79%) Opscode Chef
3 43 (18.94%) Ansible
4 19 (8.37%) Terraform
5 13 (5.73%) Kubernetes
6 6 (2.64%) Nagios
7 5 (2.20%) ZABBIX
8 4 (1.76%) Graphite
8 4 (1.76%) SCOM
8 4 (1.76%) WSUS
9 3 (1.32%) Opsview
9 3 (1.32%) Prometheus
10 2 (0.88%) Rundeck
11 1 (0.44%) Consul
11 1 (0.44%) Docker Swarm
11 1 (0.44%) Graylog
11 1 (0.44%) logstash
11 1 (0.44%) Nessus
11 1 (0.44%) Salt
11 1 (0.44%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 78 (34.36%) Microsoft
2 14 (6.17%) Red Hat
3 11 (4.85%) VMware
4 6 (2.64%) Atlassian
5 3 (1.32%) AppDynamics
5 3 (1.32%) Oracle
5 3 (1.32%) SAP
5 3 (1.32%) ServiceNow
5 3 (1.32%) Sitecore
5 3 (1.32%) Splunk
6 2 (0.88%) Rackspace
6 2 (0.88%) SolarWinds
6 2 (0.88%) Teradata
7 1 (0.44%) Barracuda Networks
7 1 (0.44%) CA
7 1 (0.44%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.44%) F5
7 1 (0.44%) Google
7 1 (0.44%) Micro Focus
7 1 (0.44%) Serena