Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 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
22 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 349 486 615
Rank change year-on-year +137 +129 +193
Contract jobs citing Azure Functions 335 170 264
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.30% 0.28%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.79% 1.00% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 122 186
10th Percentile £330 £406 £375
25th Percentile £425 £431 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £530 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +6.00% - -
75th Percentile £638 £588 £550
90th Percentile £731 £709 £619
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -5.00% - -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 1
Median hourly rate £45.00 £72.50 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year -37.93% +45.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 18,764 17,027 26,054
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.97% 30.31% 27.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,528 11,911 18,236
10th Percentile £313 £285 £313
25th Percentile £410 £400 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £588 £588 £575
90th Percentile £664 £675 £656
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £456
% change year-on-year - -1.32% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 329 277 257
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.75 £11.00
25th Percentile £15.00 £16.25 £13.20
Median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +14.29% -3.37%
75th Percentile £45.00 £39.31 £27.00
90th Percentile £60.40 £59.20 £49.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £19.48 £17.00
% change year-on-year +0.10% +14.59% +4.62%

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 22 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Azure Functions over the 6 months to 22 April 2021.

Hourly rate histogram 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 22 April 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 +122 241 £575 +15.00% 90
London +101 191 £600 +20.00% 53
Work from Home -173 106 £500 +11.11% 24
UK excluding London +60 44 £475 -5.00% 37
South East +52 15 £425 -6.70% 15
Midlands +27 11 £510 +2.00% 8
North of England +61 9 £450 - 6
West Midlands +25 9 £495 -1.00% 8
North West +33 7 £500 -9.09% 5
East of England +28 4 £282 -38.19% 6
Scotland -2 4 £550 +29.03%
Yorkshire +37 2 £325 -27.78% 1
East Midlands - 2 £613 -
Wales +10 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 April 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.

1 335 (100.00%) Azure
1 335 (100.00%) Serverless
2 157 (46.87%) C#
3 156 (46.57%) Agile Software Development
3 156 (46.57%) DevOps
4 155 (46.27%) .NET
5 140 (41.79%) SQL
6 137 (40.90%) Azure Logic Apps
7 117 (34.93%) Azure SQL Database
8 116 (34.63%) Azure Storage
9 105 (31.34%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 104 (31.04%) Python
11 97 (28.96%) Microsoft
12 80 (23.88%) Azure Service Bus
13 77 (22.99%) Software Engineering
14 76 (22.69%) Power Platform
15 74 (22.09%) Microservices
15 74 (22.09%) Databricks
16 70 (20.90%) Test Automation
17 69 (20.60%) AWS
17 69 (20.60%) Azure Data Factory
18 67 (20.00%) TDD
19 66 (19.70%) Cloud Native
20 63 (18.81%) Terraform
21 62 (18.51%) Data Engineering
21 62 (18.51%) Scrum
22 61 (18.21%) T-SQL
23 60 (17.91%) JavaScript
24 59 (17.61%) Git (software)
25 58 (17.31%) AWS Lambda

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 41 (12.24%) BizTalk Server
2 33 (9.85%) SharePoint
3 26 (7.76%) Apache Spark
4 17 (5.07%) Apache
4 17 (5.07%) Apache Airflow
5 9 (2.69%) NServiceBus
6 4 (1.19%) SAS
7 3 (0.90%) Confluence
8 2 (0.60%) Anypoint
8 2 (0.60%) OpenWhisk
8 2 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.30%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.30%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.30%) IIS
9 1 (0.30%) Luigi
Applications
1 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 35 (10.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.90%) Aligne
2 3 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.60%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.60%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 335 (100.00%) Azure
1 335 (100.00%) Serverless
2 137 (40.90%) Azure Logic Apps
3 116 (34.63%) Azure Storage
4 105 (31.34%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 80 (23.88%) Azure Service Bus
6 76 (22.69%) Power Platform
7 69 (20.60%) AWS
7 69 (20.60%) Azure Data Factory
8 58 (17.31%) AWS Lambda
9 40 (11.94%) Dynamics 365
10 39 (11.64%) PaaS
11 38 (11.34%) PowerApps
12 32 (9.55%) Azure Key Vault
13 31 (9.25%) Microsoft 365
13 31 (9.25%) Power Automate
14 29 (8.66%) Azure Synapse Analytics
15 22 (6.57%) IaaS
16 18 (5.37%) GitHub
17 16 (4.78%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.90%) Firewall
2 2 (0.60%) DNS
2 2 (0.60%) Internet
3 1 (0.30%) AMQP
3 1 (0.30%) Skype
3 1 (0.30%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (34.93%) Azure SQL Database
2 57 (17.01%) Data Lake
3 47 (14.03%) MongoDB
4 45 (13.43%) SQL Server
5 36 (10.75%) Data Warehouse
6 33 (9.85%) Power BI
7 21 (6.27%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 21 (6.27%) Redis
8 19 (5.67%) OLTP
9 17 (5.07%) NoSQL
10 12 (3.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 12 (3.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (2.09%) Big Data
11 7 (2.09%) HDInsight
11 7 (2.09%) PolyBase
12 4 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (1.19%) Snowflake Schema
13 3 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
13 3 (0.90%) Spotfire
13 3 (0.90%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 59 (17.61%) Git (software)
2 47 (14.03%) Visual Studio Team System
3 30 (8.96%) Jenkins
4 17 (5.07%) JIRA
5 12 (3.58%) webpack
6 10 (2.99%) Visual Studio
7 9 (2.69%) JMeter
7 9 (2.69%) NUnit
8 8 (2.39%) Jasmine
8 8 (2.39%) Karma Test Runner
8 8 (2.39%) Octopus Deploy
8 8 (2.39%) Postman
8 8 (2.39%) SpecFlow
8 8 (2.39%) TeamCity
9 6 (1.79%) Cypress.io
10 5 (1.49%) Selenium
11 4 (1.19%) Moq
12 3 (0.90%) Babel
12 3 (0.90%) Newman
13 2 (0.60%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 31 (9.25%) Finance
2 24 (7.16%) Banking
3 17 (5.07%) Front Office
4 14 (4.18%) Marketing
5 9 (2.69%) Public Sector
6 7 (2.09%) Back Office
6 7 (2.09%) Billing
6 7 (2.09%) Retail
7 1 (0.30%) French Language
7 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 153 (45.67%) Developer
2 71 (21.19%) Azure Developer
3 62 (18.51%) Azure Engineer
4 55 (16.42%) .NET Developer
5 38 (11.34%) Architect
6 31 (9.25%) Data Engineer
6 31 (9.25%) Python Developer
7 28 (8.36%) Azure Architect
7 28 (8.36%) Senior Developer
8 20 (5.97%) DevOps Engineer
9 19 (5.67%) Energy Trading Developer
10 18 (5.37%) Data Architect
10 18 (5.37%) Full Stack Developer
11 17 (5.07%) C# Developer
12 16 (4.78%) Technical Leader
13 15 (4.48%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 14 (4.18%) C# .NET Developer
14 14 (4.18%) Senior Python Developer
15 13 (3.88%) Microsoft Developer
16 12 (3.58%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (46.27%) .NET
2 57 (17.01%) .NET Core
3 38 (11.34%) ASP.NET
4 30 (8.96%) CSS
5 27 (8.06%) AngularJS
5 27 (8.06%) RESTful
6 25 (7.46%) .NET Framework
6 25 (7.46%) React
6 25 (7.46%) REST
6 25 (7.46%) Web Services
7 23 (6.87%) HTML
8 19 (5.67%) Redux
9 18 (5.37%) Node.js
10 17 (5.07%) Kafka
11 16 (4.78%) JSON
12 15 (4.48%) ADO
12 15 (4.48%) Swagger
13 14 (4.18%) XML
14 13 (3.88%) Entity Framework
14 13 (3.88%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 66 (19.70%) Cloud Native
2 17 (5.07%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (3.58%) Algorithms
3 12 (3.58%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.39%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (1.79%) Replication
6 5 (1.49%) NHS
6 5 (1.49%) Tandem
7 4 (1.19%) BYOD
7 4 (1.19%) Market Risk
7 4 (1.19%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.19%) Virtual Team
8 3 (0.90%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.90%) Public Cloud
8 3 (0.90%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.60%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.60%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.60%) Enterprise Cloud
9 2 (0.60%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.60%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (6.57%) Windows
2 8 (2.39%) Linux
3 3 (0.90%) Android
3 3 (0.90%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.30%) Debian
4 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.30%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (46.57%) Agile Software Development
1 156 (46.57%) DevOps
2 77 (22.99%) Software Engineering
3 74 (22.09%) Microservices
4 70 (20.90%) Test Automation
5 67 (20.00%) TDD
6 62 (18.51%) Data Engineering
6 62 (18.51%) Scrum
7 48 (14.33%) SDLC
8 44 (13.13%) Data Development
9 42 (12.54%) BDD
10 40 (11.94%) Analytics
11 37 (11.04%) Continuous Improvement
12 35 (10.45%) CRM
13 31 (9.25%) Architectural Design
13 31 (9.25%) Data Modelling
14 28 (8.36%) Kanban
14 28 (8.36%) Open Source
15 27 (8.06%) Event-Driven Architecture
16 26 (7.76%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 157 (46.87%) C#
2 140 (41.79%) SQL
3 104 (31.04%) Python
4 61 (18.21%) T-SQL
5 60 (17.91%) JavaScript
6 48 (14.33%) C++
7 44 (13.13%) PL/SQL
7 44 (13.13%) PowerShell
8 38 (11.34%) Go
9 25 (7.46%) Java
10 19 (5.67%) TypeScript
11 12 (3.58%) Bash Shell
11 12 (3.58%) ES6
12 4 (1.19%) Scala
13 2 (0.60%) PHP
13 2 (0.60%) VBA
14 1 (0.30%) Perl
Qualifications
1 18 (5.37%) Degree
2 10 (2.99%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (2.09%) ISEB
4 5 (1.49%) PhD
4 5 (1.49%) Security Cleared
5 4 (1.19%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.90%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.69%) QA
2 4 (1.19%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.19%) SLA
3 3 (0.90%) GDPR
4 1 (0.30%) NIST
4 1 (0.30%) NIST 800
4 1 (0.30%) WCAG
System Software
1 21 (6.27%) Active Directory
2 14 (4.18%) Docker
3 5 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 63 (18.81%) Terraform
2 53 (15.82%) Kubernetes
3 23 (6.87%) Ansible
4 12 (3.58%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (1.79%) Puppet
6 2 (0.60%) Salt
Vendors
1 97 (28.96%) Microsoft
2 74 (22.09%) Databricks
3 45 (13.43%) MuleSoft
3 45 (13.43%) Oracle
4 8 (2.39%) Atlassian
5 7 (2.09%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (1.19%) GoldenSource
6 4 (1.19%) New Relic
7 3 (0.90%) BiZZdesign
7 3 (0.90%) Nintex
7 3 (0.90%) SAP
7 3 (0.90%) Xamarin
8 2 (0.60%) Google
9 1 (0.30%) Cognizant
9 1 (0.30%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.30%) StreamSets