Period
to 27 October 2021

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 27 October 2021 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
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 364 398 534
Rank change year-on-year +34 +136 +204
Contract jobs citing Azure Functions 588 142 297
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.69% 0.44% 0.35%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.94% 1.37% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 386 88 216
10th Percentile £406 £379 £391
25th Percentile £450 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £513 £475
Median % change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% -5.00%
75th Percentile £638 £600 £575
90th Percentile £725 £638 £631
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £65.00 £82.00 -
Median % change year-on-year -20.73% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £82.00 -

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 30,324 10,328 24,585
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.57% 31.90% 29.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,869 7,256 17,171
10th Percentile £325 £313 £288
25th Percentile £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £495
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +1.01% +4.21%
75th Percentile £625 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £660
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 470 157 367
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.15 £13.65
25th Percentile £14.25 £16.45 £16.25
Median hourly rate £20.70 £21.86 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -5.31% +6.63% +17.14%
75th Percentile £45.14 £40.00 £40.00
90th Percentile £65.25 £57.50 £63.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% - +14.29%

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 27 October 2021.

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 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 Functions within the UK over the 6 months to 27 October 2021. 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 +35 461 £525 +5.00% 81
London -25 292 £563 +7.14% 41
Work from Home -93 167 £525 -12.50% 19
UK excluding London -73 126 £475 +1.06% 45
North of England -34 48 £450 -13.25% 11
South East -56 38 £538 +14.36% 9
North West -27 30 £425 -22.73% 7
Yorkshire -39 18 £538 +10.26% 4
Midlands -68 16 £475 +27.52% 9
West Midlands -58 13 £475 +27.52% 4
East of England -46 8 £413 -21.43% 5
Scotland -76 8 £450 +12.50% 2
Wales - 6 £438 - 4
East Midlands - 3 £463 - 5
South West - 2 £588 - 5

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, 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.

1 588 (100.00%) Azure
1 588 (100.00%) Serverless
2 299 (50.85%) DevOps
3 260 (44.22%) C#
4 255 (43.37%) .NET
5 243 (41.33%) SQL
6 202 (34.35%) Agile Software Development
7 185 (31.46%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 175 (29.76%) Microsoft
9 165 (28.06%) Python
10 163 (27.72%) Azure Logic Apps
11 160 (27.21%) PaaS
12 156 (26.53%) Azure Service Bus
13 152 (25.85%) Azure SQL Database
14 147 (25.00%) Databricks
15 130 (22.11%) Azure Data Factory
16 123 (20.92%) Azure Storage
17 121 (20.58%) Analytics
18 112 (19.05%) .NET Core
18 112 (19.05%) Finance
19 111 (18.88%) Social Skills
20 101 (17.18%) Power Platform
21 98 (16.67%) Kubernetes
22 94 (15.99%) Microservices
23 91 (15.48%) JavaScript
23 91 (15.48%) Software Engineering
24 87 (14.80%) Azure Event Grid
25 83 (14.12%) AWS
26 80 (13.61%) SQL Server
27 78 (13.27%) Data Lake

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 72 (12.24%) Apache Spark
2 63 (10.71%) BizTalk Server
3 45 (7.65%) SharePoint
4 40 (6.80%) Apache Airflow
5 28 (4.76%) Apache
6 23 (3.91%) Luigi
7 11 (1.87%) Apache Pig
8 7 (1.19%) Confluence
9 4 (0.68%) SAS
10 3 (0.51%) IIS
10 3 (0.51%) Mule
11 2 (0.34%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.34%) Drupal
11 2 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.34%) NServiceBus
11 2 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.17%) CMS
12 1 (0.17%) Jetty
12 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.17%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.17%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 24 (4.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.02%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.68%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 588 (100.00%) Azure
1 588 (100.00%) Serverless
2 185 (31.46%) Azure Cosmos DB
3 163 (27.72%) Azure Logic Apps
4 160 (27.21%) PaaS
5 156 (26.53%) Azure Service Bus
6 130 (22.11%) Azure Data Factory
7 123 (20.92%) Azure Storage
8 101 (17.18%) Power Platform
9 87 (14.80%) Azure Event Grid
10 83 (14.12%) AWS
11 73 (12.41%) IaaS
12 54 (9.18%) GitHub
13 51 (8.67%) Azure Synapse Analytics
14 47 (7.99%) Azure Active Directory
15 44 (7.48%) Microsoft 365
16 42 (7.14%) Dynamics 365
16 42 (7.14%) PowerApps
17 36 (6.12%) AWS Lambda
17 36 (6.12%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.04%) DNS
2 9 (1.53%) HTTP
2 9 (1.53%) SSL
3 4 (0.68%) Firewall
4 3 (0.51%) DHCP
5 2 (0.34%) Extranet
5 2 (0.34%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.17%) Internet
6 1 (0.17%) LAN
6 1 (0.17%) Network Security
6 1 (0.17%) SSH
6 1 (0.17%) VLAN
6 1 (0.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (25.85%) Azure SQL Database
2 80 (13.61%) SQL Server
3 78 (13.27%) Data Lake
4 61 (10.37%) Data Warehouse
5 60 (10.20%) Power BI
6 56 (9.52%) Big Data
7 54 (9.18%) NoSQL
8 40 (6.80%) MongoDB
9 38 (6.46%) Hadoop
10 28 (4.76%) Apache Cassandra
11 27 (4.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 25 (4.25%) Delta Lake
13 23 (3.91%) Azkaban
13 23 (3.91%) PostgreSQL
13 23 (3.91%) Relational Database
13 23 (3.91%) Spark SQL
14 20 (3.40%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 20 (3.40%) Metadata
15 18 (3.06%) Redis
16 15 (2.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 72 (12.24%) Git (software)
2 25 (4.25%) JIRA
3 21 (3.57%) Jenkins
4 12 (2.04%) Visual Studio Team System
5 11 (1.87%) Maven
5 11 (1.87%) Visual Studio
6 10 (1.70%) Gradle
6 10 (1.70%) TeamCity
7 7 (1.19%) Cypress.io
7 7 (1.19%) Postman
8 6 (1.02%) TestCafe
9 5 (0.85%) Selenium
10 4 (0.68%) Bitbucket
10 4 (0.68%) GitLab
10 4 (0.68%) PowerDesigner
11 3 (0.51%) MSTest
11 3 (0.51%) SpecFlow
11 3 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (0.51%) Visual Studio Code
12 2 (0.34%) git-flow
General
1 112 (19.05%) Finance
2 111 (18.88%) Social Skills
3 41 (6.97%) Presentation Skills
4 27 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (4.59%) Public Sector
5 26 (4.42%) Legal
6 22 (3.74%) Banking
7 21 (3.57%) Front Office
8 20 (3.40%) Financial Institution
8 20 (3.40%) Manufacturing
9 19 (3.23%) Back Office
10 14 (2.38%) Retail
11 10 (1.70%) Marketing
12 8 (1.36%) Telecoms
13 6 (1.02%) Documentation Skills
13 6 (1.02%) Electronics
14 3 (0.51%) Investment Banking
15 2 (0.34%) Law
15 2 (0.34%) Local Government
15 2 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 224 (38.10%) Developer
2 118 (20.07%) Azure Developer
3 115 (19.56%) Architect
4 113 (19.22%) Azure Engineer
5 84 (14.29%) Data Engineer
6 80 (13.61%) .NET Developer
7 64 (10.88%) Azure Architect
8 61 (10.37%) C# Developer
9 50 (8.50%) Solutions Architect
10 32 (5.44%) Senior Developer
11 25 (4.25%) Integration Architect
12 23 (3.91%) C# .NET Developer
13 20 (3.40%) Azure DevOps
13 20 (3.40%) Consultant
14 19 (3.23%) Senior .NET Developer
14 19 (3.23%) Software Engineer
15 18 (3.06%) Energy Trading Developer
16 17 (2.89%) DevOps Engineer
17 16 (2.72%) Platform Engineer
17 16 (2.72%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 255 (43.37%) .NET
2 112 (19.05%) .NET Core
3 75 (12.76%) Kafka
4 69 (11.73%) ARM Templates
5 56 (9.52%) ASP.NET Web API
6 52 (8.84%) ASP.NET
7 46 (7.82%) JSON
8 44 (7.48%) REST
9 40 (6.80%) React
10 39 (6.63%) Swagger
11 37 (6.29%) .NET Framework
12 34 (5.78%) Node.js
12 34 (5.78%) XML
13 32 (5.44%) AngularJS
13 32 (5.44%) RESTful
14 31 (5.27%) Web Services
15 27 (4.59%) CSS
15 27 (4.59%) SOAP
16 23 (3.91%) HTML
17 21 (3.57%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 63 (10.71%) Cloud Native
2 36 (6.12%) Legacy Systems
3 23 (3.91%) Hedge funds
4 20 (3.40%) Data Protection Act
5 16 (2.72%) Data Structures
5 16 (2.72%) Public Cloud
6 15 (2.55%) Tandem
7 12 (2.04%) Algorithms
7 12 (2.04%) Management Information System
7 12 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
7 12 (2.04%) User Experience
8 11 (1.87%) Greenfield Project
9 10 (1.70%) Data Centre
10 9 (1.53%) Legacy Applications
11 8 (1.36%) Renewable Energy
12 7 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
13 6 (1.02%) Virtual Team
14 5 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
14 5 (0.85%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 53 (9.01%) Windows
2 23 (3.91%) Linux
3 8 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (1.02%) Debian
4 6 (1.02%) Ubuntu
4 6 (1.02%) Unix
5 4 (0.68%) VMS
6 3 (0.51%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.34%) Android
8 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.17%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 299 (50.85%) DevOps
2 202 (34.35%) Agile Software Development
3 121 (20.58%) Analytics
4 94 (15.99%) Microservices
5 91 (15.48%) Software Engineering
6 77 (13.10%) Data Engineering
7 67 (11.39%) Business Intelligence
8 66 (11.22%) Data Modelling
9 65 (11.05%) Full Stack Development
10 58 (9.86%) Infrastructure as Code
11 57 (9.69%) Unit Testing
12 56 (9.52%) Data Pipeline
13 55 (9.35%) ETL
14 54 (9.18%) Test Automation
15 52 (8.84%) API Development
16 49 (8.33%) SDLC
17 47 (7.99%) MVC
18 44 (7.48%) Data Protection
19 41 (6.97%) Migration
20 39 (6.63%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 260 (44.22%) C#
2 243 (41.33%) SQL
3 165 (28.06%) Python
4 91 (15.48%) JavaScript
5 66 (11.22%) T-SQL
6 58 (9.86%) PowerShell
7 42 (7.14%) Java
8 41 (6.97%) Scala
9 34 (5.78%) TypeScript
10 32 (5.44%) Go
10 32 (5.44%) PL/SQL
11 31 (5.27%) C++
12 20 (3.40%) Bash Shell
13 12 (2.04%) PHP
14 9 (1.53%) Perl
15 6 (1.02%) Shell Script
16 5 (0.85%) C
16 5 (0.85%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 4 (0.68%) R
18 2 (0.34%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (7.48%) Degree
2 19 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (2.72%) PhD
4 11 (1.87%) Numerate Degree
4 11 (1.87%) Security Cleared
5 10 (1.70%) SC Cleared
6 7 (1.19%) DBS Check
7 6 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.68%) ISEB
9 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.17%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.08%) QA
2 22 (3.74%) GDPR
3 10 (1.70%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.68%) NIST
4 4 (0.68%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.34%) Accessibility
5 2 (0.34%) COBIT
5 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.17%) SOC 2
6 1 (0.17%) WCAG
System Software
1 47 (7.99%) Docker
2 41 (6.97%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 98 (16.67%) Kubernetes
2 55 (9.35%) Terraform
3 11 (1.87%) Ansible
4 8 (1.36%) Single Sign-On
5 6 (1.02%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.34%) Automic
7 1 (0.17%) Control-M
7 1 (0.17%) Nagios
7 1 (0.17%) SCCM
7 1 (0.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 175 (29.76%) Microsoft
2 147 (25.00%) Databricks
3 50 (8.50%) MuleSoft
4 35 (5.95%) Oracle
5 29 (4.93%) Salesforce.com
6 18 (3.06%) SAP
7 13 (2.21%) Cloudera
8 11 (1.87%) Atlassian
9 7 (1.19%) BiZZdesign
9 7 (1.19%) Hortonworks
10 6 (1.02%) Google
10 6 (1.02%) Red Hat
11 4 (0.68%) StreamSets
12 3 (0.51%) Splunk
13 2 (0.34%) Dynatrace
13 2 (0.34%) ServiceNow
14 1 (0.17%) Apiary
14 1 (0.17%) Marketo
14 1 (0.17%) Okta
14 1 (0.17%) Snow