Period
to 28 March 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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 477 631 822
Rank change year-on-year +154 +191 +22
Contract jobs citing Azure Functions 229 255 80
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.26% 0.079%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.21% 0.98% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 182 67
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £406 £375 £419
90th Percentile £631 £625 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 0 1
Median hourly rate £72.50 - £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - £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 18,952 26,018 20,278
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.04% 26.90% 19.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,675 17,973 13,937
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £283 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 377 295 264
Median hourly rate £23.19 £18.66 £18.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.28% -1.50% +5.25%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £56.25 £59.00 £46.25
Median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +17.14% +2.94% -0.35%

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 28 March 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Azure Functions over the 6 months to 28 March 2020.

Hourly rate histogram 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 28 March 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 +137 217 £500 - 36
London +148 121 £505 -2.65% 19
UK excluding London +100 104 £450 -10.00% 18
South East +82 30 £425 -22.73% 10
North of England +65 25 £450 +5.88% 3
South West +37 23 £775 +55.00% 1
Work from Home +34 19 £450 +5.88% 1
North West +39 17 £450 - 2
Scotland - 10 £438 -
Midlands +58 9 £500 +11.11% 1
West Midlands +51 9 £500 +11.11% 1
Yorkshire +59 6 £450 - 1
East of England +30 5 £475 -5.00% 2
North East +20 2 - -
Wales - 2 £475 - 1

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 229 (100.00%) Azure
1 229 (100.00%) Serverless
2 119 (51.97%) C#
3 114 (49.78%) .NET
4 108 (47.16%) DevOps
5 96 (41.92%) Microsoft
6 90 (39.30%) SQL
7 86 (37.55%) Agile Software Development
8 57 (24.89%) SQL Server
9 56 (24.45%) Power Platform
10 55 (24.02%) Power BI
11 54 (23.58%) JavaScript
12 51 (22.27%) Azure SQL Database
13 50 (21.83%) Azure Active Directory
14 49 (21.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 46 (20.09%) Python
16 43 (18.78%) Active Directory
16 43 (18.78%) PaaS
16 43 (18.78%) Data Lake
17 40 (17.47%) Dynamics 365
17 40 (17.47%) ASP.NET
18 38 (16.59%) CRM
18 38 (16.59%) Dynamics CRM
19 37 (16.16%) Finance
19 37 (16.16%) Azure Data Factory
20 36 (15.72%) Microservices
21 35 (15.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 34 (14.85%) Scrum
23 33 (14.41%) .NET Core
24 31 (13.54%) TDD

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 29 (12.66%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.93%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (3.06%) Confluence
4 5 (2.18%) IIS
5 4 (1.75%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.87%) Apache
6 2 (0.87%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.87%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.44%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.44%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.44%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.44%) Umbraco
Applications
1 26 (11.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (7.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 17 (7.42%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 38 (16.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.87%) Eloqua
2 2 (0.87%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 229 (100.00%) Azure
1 229 (100.00%) Serverless
2 56 (24.45%) Power Platform
3 50 (21.83%) Azure Active Directory
4 43 (18.78%) PaaS
5 40 (17.47%) Dynamics 365
6 37 (16.16%) Azure Data Factory
7 26 (11.35%) AWS
8 25 (10.92%) SaaS
9 21 (9.17%) IaaS
10 19 (8.30%) PowerApps
11 18 (7.86%) AWS Lambda
11 18 (7.86%) Microsoft Flow
12 13 (5.68%) Office 365
13 9 (3.93%) GitHub
14 7 (3.06%) AWS CloudFormation
14 7 (3.06%) Data Lake Analytics
15 6 (2.62%) OpenShift
16 4 (1.75%) Azure Stack
17 3 (1.31%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.55%) DNS
2 7 (3.06%) Network Security
3 4 (1.75%) OpenVPN
3 4 (1.75%) VPN
4 3 (1.31%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.44%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (0.44%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (24.89%) SQL Server
2 55 (24.02%) Power BI
3 51 (22.27%) Azure SQL Database
4 49 (21.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 43 (18.78%) Data Lake
6 35 (15.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 30 (13.10%) Cosmos DB
8 12 (5.24%) Redis
9 9 (3.93%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (3.93%) Spotfire
9 9 (3.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 8 (3.49%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 6 (2.62%) NoSQL
12 5 (2.18%) Data Mart
13 4 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
13 4 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
13 4 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
14 3 (1.31%) Amazon RDS
14 3 (1.31%) Big Data
14 3 (1.31%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 31 (13.54%) Git (software)
2 29 (12.66%) Visual Studio Team System
3 23 (10.04%) Visual Studio
4 10 (4.37%) Jenkins
5 7 (3.06%) JIRA
6 6 (2.62%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (1.75%) TeamCity
8 3 (1.31%) GitLab
8 3 (1.31%) Mocha
8 3 (1.31%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (1.31%) Sinon.JS
9 2 (0.87%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.87%) Selenium
10 1 (0.44%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.44%) Karma Test Runner
10 1 (0.44%) Moq
10 1 (0.44%) NUnit
10 1 (0.44%) RSpec
10 1 (0.44%) Sahi
10 1 (0.44%) WATIR
General
1 37 (16.16%) Finance
2 25 (10.92%) Front Office
3 16 (6.99%) Banking
4 13 (5.68%) Public Sector
5 3 (1.31%) Games
6 2 (0.87%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.87%) Local Government
7 1 (0.44%) Back Office
7 1 (0.44%) Electronics
7 1 (0.44%) Law
7 1 (0.44%) Legal
7 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.44%) Marketing
7 1 (0.44%) Retail
7 1 (0.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 133 (58.08%) Developer
2 53 (23.14%) Azure Developer
3 48 (20.96%) Architect
4 44 (19.21%) .NET Developer
5 29 (12.66%) C# Developer
6 23 (10.04%) Azure Architect
6 23 (10.04%) Solutions Architect
7 22 (9.61%) Senior Developer
8 20 (8.73%) Applications Developer
9 19 (8.30%) Azure Engineer
10 16 (6.99%) Azure DevOps
11 15 (6.55%) DevOps Engineer
12 14 (6.11%) C# Application Developer
13 12 (5.24%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 11 (4.80%) Consultant
14 11 (4.80%) Technical Architect
15 10 (4.37%) C# .NET Developer
15 10 (4.37%) CRM Architect
15 10 (4.37%) Dynamics CRM Architect
15 10 (4.37%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (49.78%) .NET
2 40 (17.47%) ASP.NET
3 33 (14.41%) .NET Core
4 27 (11.79%) ASP.NET Web API
5 24 (10.48%) .NET Framework
5 24 (10.48%) AngularJS
6 22 (9.61%) React
7 17 (7.42%) REST
8 15 (6.55%) Entity Framework
8 15 (6.55%) JSON
9 13 (5.68%) HTML
10 12 (5.24%) CSS
10 12 (5.24%) YAML
11 10 (4.37%) KnockoutJS
11 10 (4.37%) RESTful
12 9 (3.93%) Android SDK
12 9 (3.93%) Swagger
13 8 (3.49%) LINQ
13 8 (3.49%) Node.js
14 7 (3.06%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.92%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (3.49%) Cloud Native
3 7 (3.06%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (3.06%) Public Cloud
4 4 (1.75%) Data Centre
4 4 (1.75%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.75%) Video\Live Streaming
5 3 (1.31%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (0.87%) User Experience
6 2 (0.87%) YubiKey
7 1 (0.44%) NHS
7 1 (0.44%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.44%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 19 (8.30%) Windows
2 15 (6.55%) Linux
3 10 (4.37%) Android
4 6 (2.62%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.18%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.87%) Debian
7 2 (0.87%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.87%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (47.16%) DevOps
2 86 (37.55%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (16.59%) CRM
4 36 (15.72%) Microservices
5 34 (14.85%) Scrum
6 31 (13.54%) TDD
7 28 (12.23%) B2C
7 28 (12.23%) Business Intelligence
7 28 (12.23%) Migration
8 27 (11.79%) Open Source
9 24 (10.48%) Architectural Design
9 24 (10.48%) Kanban
10 22 (9.61%) Analytics
11 21 (9.17%) BDD
12 20 (8.73%) Systematic Trading
13 19 (8.30%) ArchiMate
14 17 (7.42%) Continuous Integration
15 15 (6.55%) Software Engineering
15 15 (6.55%) Workflow
16 14 (6.11%) Case Management
Programming Languages
1 119 (51.97%) C#
2 90 (39.30%) SQL
3 54 (23.58%) JavaScript
4 46 (20.09%) Python
5 21 (9.17%) Java
6 19 (8.30%) PowerShell
7 15 (6.55%) Scala
8 12 (5.24%) T-SQL
8 12 (5.24%) TypeScript
9 10 (4.37%) VBA
10 9 (3.93%) C++
11 7 (3.06%) Bash Shell
11 7 (3.06%) Shell Script
12 6 (2.62%) Ruby
13 4 (1.75%) Groovy
14 3 (1.31%) ES8
14 3 (1.31%) Perl
15 2 (0.87%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 2 (0.87%) Go
15 2 (0.87%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (5.24%) BPSS Clearance
1 12 (5.24%) Security Cleared
2 6 (2.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (2.18%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (2.18%) DBS Check
3 5 (2.18%) Degree
4 4 (1.75%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.44%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.99%) QA
2 4 (1.75%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.44%) PMO
3 1 (0.44%) WCAG
System Software
1 43 (18.78%) Active Directory
2 23 (10.04%) Docker
3 12 (5.24%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 22 (9.61%) Kubernetes
2 16 (6.99%) Terraform
3 10 (4.37%) Ansible
4 3 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.31%) Puppet
5 2 (0.87%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (0.87%) collectd
5 2 (0.87%) logstash
5 2 (0.87%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 96 (41.92%) Microsoft
2 28 (12.23%) Databricks
3 19 (8.30%) Sparx
4 5 (2.18%) Google
4 5 (2.18%) Xamarin
5 4 (1.75%) Atlassian
5 4 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.31%) MuleSoft
6 3 (1.31%) SAP
6 3 (1.31%) Splunk
7 2 (0.87%) BiZZdesign
7 2 (0.87%) BMC
7 2 (0.87%) Cloudera
7 2 (0.87%) Dynatrace
7 2 (0.87%) HP
7 2 (0.87%) New Relic
7 2 (0.87%) Okta
7 2 (0.87%) Oracle
7 2 (0.87%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.87%) TOWER Software