Period
to 9 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Azure Functions skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Azure Functions over the 6 months to 9 July 2020 with a comparison to the 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.

Azure Functions
UK
6 months to
9 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 469 587 787
Rank change year-on-year +118 +200 +79
Contract jobs citing Azure Functions 119 274 109
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.29% 0.10%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.94% 1.03% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 193 79
Median daily rate £500 £490 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% -2.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £412 £350 £411
90th Percentile £635 £575 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £500
% change year-on-year - -5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £62.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £50.00

Azure Functions 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.

All Cloud Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 12,631 26,503 22,305
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.61% 28.23% 21.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,359 18,206 15,229
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £310 £311 £306
90th Percentile £675 £654 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +2.22% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 283 364 322
Median hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.89% +18.42% -
10th Percentile £14.07 £13.00 £11.89
90th Percentile £49.63 £63.00 £56.25
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.34 £17.50
% change year-on-year +0.74% +27.63% -

Azure Functions
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Azure Functions as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Azure Functions in the UK

Azure Functions
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Azure Functions.

Daily rate trend for Azure Functions in the UK

Azure Functions
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure Functions over the 6 months to 9 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Azure Functions in the UK

Azure Functions
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Azure Functions.

Hourly rate trend for Azure Functions in the UK

Azure Functions
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 Functions within the UK over the 6 months to 9 July 2020. 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 +123 106 £513 +2.50% 18
UK excluding London +113 54 £475 - 13
London +140 53 £550 +10.00% 5
South East +107 17 £450 -10.00% 6
Midlands +77 12 £500 +11.11% 3
West Midlands +67 12 £500 +11.11%
Work from Home +3 9 £488 +39.29% 2
East of England +64 7 £475 -5.00% 2
Scotland - 7 £433 -
North of England +101 6 £560 +31.76% 1
South West +67 4 £550 - 1
North East +31 4 £563 +32.47%
North West +54 2 £550 +37.50%
Wales - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 9 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Azure Functions also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Azure Functions.

1 119 (100.00%) Azure
1 119 (100.00%) Serverless
2 68 (57.14%) C#
3 59 (49.58%) SQL
4 57 (47.90%) DevOps
5 56 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
6 51 (42.86%) .NET
7 37 (31.09%) AWS
8 35 (29.41%) JavaScript
8 35 (29.41%) Python
9 31 (26.05%) Git (software)
9 31 (26.05%) AWS Lambda
10 29 (24.37%) Microservices
11 27 (22.69%) Cosmos DB
11 27 (22.69%) Finance
12 26 (21.85%) Microsoft
12 26 (21.85%) Azure SQL Database
13 24 (20.17%) Logic Apps
14 23 (19.33%) PaaS
15 22 (18.49%) SQL Server
16 19 (15.97%) TDD
16 19 (15.97%) Banking
16 19 (15.97%) Cloud Native
17 18 (15.13%) Data Lake
17 18 (15.13%) Azure Active Directory
18 17 (14.29%) Active Directory
18 17 (14.29%) Windows
18 17 (14.29%) Visual Studio Team System
18 17 (14.29%) PowerShell
18 17 (14.29%) AngularJS

Azure Functions
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 7 (5.88%) Confluence
2 5 (4.20%) Apache Spark
2 5 (4.20%) Headless CMS
3 4 (3.36%) Apache Pig
4 3 (2.52%) IIS
5 2 (1.68%) Apache
5 2 (1.68%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.84%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.84%) OpenWhisk
6 1 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.84%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.84%) Umbraco
Applications
1 13 (10.92%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.52%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (2.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.68%) Eloqua
2 2 (1.68%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 119 (100.00%) Azure
1 119 (100.00%) Serverless
2 37 (31.09%) AWS
3 31 (26.05%) AWS Lambda
4 24 (20.17%) Logic Apps
5 23 (19.33%) PaaS
6 18 (15.13%) Azure Active Directory
7 17 (14.29%) Azure Data Factory
8 12 (10.08%) IaaS
9 10 (8.40%) GitHub
10 9 (7.56%) SaaS
11 8 (6.72%) AWS CloudFormation
11 8 (6.72%) GCP
11 8 (6.72%) Power Platform
12 6 (5.04%) Amazon S3
12 6 (5.04%) Azure Stack
12 6 (5.04%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (4.20%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (4.20%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 5 (4.20%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.40%) DNS
2 5 (4.20%) Network Security
3 4 (3.36%) OpenVPN
4 3 (2.52%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.68%) Firewall
5 2 (1.68%) VPN
6 1 (0.84%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (22.69%) Cosmos DB
2 26 (21.85%) Azure SQL Database
3 22 (18.49%) SQL Server
4 18 (15.13%) Data Lake
5 13 (10.92%) Spotfire
6 12 (10.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (8.40%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (7.56%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 8 (6.72%) MongoDB
9 8 (6.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (5.88%) Power BI
11 6 (5.04%) Amazon RDS
12 5 (4.20%) NoSQL
12 5 (4.20%) SAP HANA
12 5 (4.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (3.36%) Data Mart
13 4 (3.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 4 (3.36%) Redis
14 3 (2.52%) Big Data
14 3 (2.52%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 31 (26.05%) Git (software)
2 17 (14.29%) Visual Studio Team System
3 14 (11.76%) Jenkins
4 7 (5.88%) JIRA
5 6 (5.04%) Visual Studio
6 3 (2.52%) GitLab
7 2 (1.68%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.84%) Babel
8 1 (0.84%) gulp
8 1 (0.84%) Moq
8 1 (0.84%) NUnit
8 1 (0.84%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.84%) RSpec
8 1 (0.84%) Selenium
8 1 (0.84%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.84%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.84%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 27 (22.69%) Finance
2 19 (15.97%) Banking
3 14 (11.76%) Front Office
4 6 (5.04%) Public Sector
5 3 (2.52%) Games
6 1 (0.84%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.84%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.84%) Local Government
6 1 (0.84%) Retail
6 1 (0.84%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 66 (55.46%) Developer
2 25 (21.01%) Azure Developer
3 20 (16.81%) .NET Developer
3 20 (16.81%) Architect
4 18 (15.13%) C# Developer
5 14 (11.76%) Senior Developer
6 12 (10.08%) Azure Architect
6 12 (10.08%) Solutions Architect
7 11 (9.24%) Azure Engineer
8 10 (8.40%) Python Developer
9 9 (7.56%) Full Stack Developer
10 8 (6.72%) Applications Developer
10 8 (6.72%) Lead Developer
11 7 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
11 7 (5.88%) C# Application Developer
11 7 (5.88%) Technical Leader
12 6 (5.04%) Azure DevOps
12 6 (5.04%) DevOps Engineer
12 6 (5.04%) JavaScript Developer
12 6 (5.04%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (42.86%) .NET
2 17 (14.29%) AngularJS
2 17 (14.29%) React
3 16 (13.45%) .NET Core
4 15 (12.61%) ASP.NET
5 14 (11.76%) CSS
6 13 (10.92%) .NET Framework
6 13 (10.92%) HTML
6 13 (10.92%) Node.js
7 12 (10.08%) ASP.NET Web API
8 11 (9.24%) REST
9 10 (8.40%) Entity Framework
10 9 (7.56%) JSON
10 9 (7.56%) YAML
11 7 (5.88%) ADO
11 7 (5.88%) HTML5
12 6 (5.04%) Kafka
13 5 (4.20%) CSS3
13 5 (4.20%) Ember.js
13 5 (4.20%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.97%) Cloud Native
2 9 (7.56%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.20%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.36%) Public Cloud
5 4 (3.36%) Video\Live Streaming
6 2 (1.68%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.68%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.68%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.68%) User Experience
6 2 (1.68%) YubiKey
7 1 (0.84%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.84%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.84%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 17 (14.29%) Windows
2 15 (12.61%) Linux
3 6 (5.04%) Windows Server
4 5 (4.20%) Android
4 5 (4.20%) Apple iOS
4 5 (4.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (3.36%) Debian
5 4 (3.36%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.68%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (47.90%) DevOps
2 56 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (24.37%) Microservices
4 19 (15.97%) TDD
5 15 (12.61%) Scrum
6 14 (11.76%) Open Source
7 13 (10.92%) Visualisation
8 12 (10.08%) Architectural Design
8 12 (10.08%) Software Engineering
8 12 (10.08%) Test Automation
9 11 (9.24%) BDD
9 11 (9.24%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (9.24%) Data Acquisition
9 11 (9.24%) Low Latency
9 11 (9.24%) Machine Learning
10 10 (8.40%) Infrastructure as Code
11 9 (7.56%) MVC
11 9 (7.56%) Systematic Trading
12 8 (6.72%) Analytics
12 8 (6.72%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 68 (57.14%) C#
2 59 (49.58%) SQL
3 35 (29.41%) JavaScript
3 35 (29.41%) Python
4 17 (14.29%) PowerShell
5 14 (11.76%) VBA
6 11 (9.24%) T-SQL
7 10 (8.40%) Java
8 9 (7.56%) C++
8 9 (7.56%) TypeScript
9 7 (5.88%) Bash Shell
10 5 (4.20%) Perl
11 4 (3.36%) Groovy
11 4 (3.36%) PHP
11 4 (3.36%) Shell Script
11 4 (3.36%) VB
12 2 (1.68%) Go
12 2 (1.68%) Ruby
13 1 (0.84%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 1 (0.84%) ES6
Qualifications
1 4 (3.36%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.52%) Degree
2 3 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.68%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.68%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.84%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.04%) QA
2 4 (3.36%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.68%) WCAG
4 1 (0.84%) PMO
System Software
1 17 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 10 (8.40%) Docker
3 3 (2.52%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 16 (13.45%) Kubernetes
1 16 (13.45%) Terraform
2 9 (7.56%) Ansible
3 1 (0.84%) Grafana
Vendors
1 26 (21.85%) Microsoft
2 14 (11.76%) Databricks
3 8 (6.72%) Google
4 7 (5.88%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (5.04%) MuleSoft
6 5 (4.20%) SAP
7 4 (3.36%) Atlassian
7 4 (3.36%) Cloudera
7 4 (3.36%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.68%) BiZZdesign
8 2 (1.68%) Okta
8 2 (1.68%) Sparx
8 2 (1.68%) TOWER Software
8 2 (1.68%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.84%) ESRI
9 1 (0.84%) Oracle
9 1 (0.84%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.84%) WSO2