Period
to

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 21 May 2022 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
21 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 438 353 509
Rank change year-on-year -85 +156 +96
Contract jobs citing Azure Functions 464 394 129
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.67% 0.27%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.48% 1.90% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 236 90
10th Percentile £409 £359 £407
25th Percentile £450 £417 £436
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £662 £638 £598
90th Percentile £766 £713 £790
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £500
% change year-on-year - -5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
10th Percentile - £36.63 -
25th Percentile £48.75 £42.19 -
Median hourly rate £52.50 £45.00 -
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% - -
75th Percentile £56.25 £60.00 -
90th Percentile - £65.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 - -

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 31,390 20,711 14,823
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.56% 35.42% 30.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,826 14,887 10,407
10th Percentile £345 £321 £300
25th Percentile £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £599 £588
90th Percentile £738 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £499 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +10.89% - -1.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 404 350 231
10th Percentile £13.88 £12.13 £12.63
25th Percentile £15.31 £15.00 £16.15
Median hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £54.00 £45.00 £34.63
90th Percentile £68.81 £63.00 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -3.75% +2.56% +11.43%

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 21 May 2022.

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 16 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 21 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -90 351 £550 -0.90% 60
Work from Home -43 255 £533 +7.04% 25
London -103 240 £575 -4.17% 24
UK excluding London -31 86 £475 - 37
South East -26 31 £488 +9.55% 8
North of England -44 14 £475 +5.56% 10
Midlands -45 11 £475 -6.86% 7
Scotland -3 10 £497 +0.61% 2
North West -37 10 £475 -5.00% 8
Wales -3 9 £600 -
South West - 9 £525 - 8
West Midlands -54 8 £450 -9.09% 5
East Midlands -23 3 £475 -22.45% 2
Yorkshire -31 3 £519 +59.54% 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £450 -
North East - 1 £450 - 1

For the 6 months to 21 May 2022, 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.

1 464 (100.00%) Serverless
2 463 (99.78%) Azure
3 277 (59.70%) DevOps
4 241 (51.94%) Agile
5 222 (47.84%) CI/CD
6 219 (47.20%) .NET
7 218 (46.98%) C#
8 193 (41.59%) SQL
9 173 (37.28%) Azure Logic Apps
10 145 (31.25%) Azure Service Bus
11 141 (30.39%) Python
12 133 (28.66%) Microsoft
13 107 (23.06%) Power Platform
14 102 (21.98%) Azure Data Factory
14 102 (21.98%) JavaScript
15 97 (20.91%) Git (software)
16 94 (20.26%) Databricks
17 92 (19.83%) Analytics
18 87 (18.75%) Azure Cosmos DB
19 84 (18.10%) PaaS
19 84 (18.10%) Azure SQL Database
20 83 (17.89%) Terraform
21 82 (17.67%) SQL Server
22 81 (17.46%) AWS
23 80 (17.24%) Kubernetes
23 80 (17.24%) Finance
24 76 (16.38%) Microservices
25 74 (15.95%) Infrastructure as Code
26 73 (15.73%) Data Lake
27 72 (15.52%) PowerShell

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 52 (11.21%) Apache Spark
2 34 (7.33%) BizTalk Server
3 18 (3.88%) Confluence
4 16 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
5 15 (3.23%) SharePoint
6 11 (2.37%) NServiceBus
7 9 (1.94%) Apache Airflow
8 8 (1.72%) Luigi
9 7 (1.51%) Apache
10 5 (1.08%) IIS
11 4 (0.86%) ArcGIS
11 4 (0.86%) GeoServer
12 3 (0.65%) Apache Pig
13 2 (0.43%) Drupal
13 2 (0.43%) Jupyter
14 1 (0.22%) Apache Synapse
14 1 (0.22%) CMS
14 1 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 1 (0.22%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (1.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.22%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 17 (3.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.94%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (1.29%) Carpe Diem
3 6 (1.29%) Elite 3E
4 5 (1.08%) NetSuite
4 5 (1.08%) Primavera
5 4 (0.86%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 464 (100.00%) Serverless
2 463 (99.78%) Azure
3 173 (37.28%) Azure Logic Apps
4 145 (31.25%) Azure Service Bus
5 107 (23.06%) Power Platform
6 102 (21.98%) Azure Data Factory
7 87 (18.75%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 84 (18.10%) PaaS
9 81 (17.46%) AWS
10 66 (14.22%) GitHub
11 63 (13.58%) Azure Monitor
12 57 (12.28%) IaaS
13 51 (10.99%) Azure Synapse Analytics
14 44 (9.48%) SaaS
15 43 (9.27%) Azure Storage
16 39 (8.41%) AWS Lambda
16 39 (8.41%) Dynamics 365
17 33 (7.11%) GitHub Actions
18 30 (6.47%) Azure Event Grid
18 30 (6.47%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.08%) Firewall
2 3 (0.65%) Cisco IPT
2 3 (0.65%) HTTP
3 2 (0.43%) DNS
4 1 (0.22%) Broadband
4 1 (0.22%) DHCP
4 1 (0.22%) LAN
4 1 (0.22%) Network Security
4 1 (0.22%) SSL
4 1 (0.22%) VPN
4 1 (0.22%) WAN
4 1 (0.22%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (18.10%) Azure SQL Database
2 82 (17.67%) SQL Server
3 73 (15.73%) Data Lake
4 71 (15.30%) Power BI
5 54 (11.64%) NoSQL
6 46 (9.91%) PostgreSQL
7 41 (8.84%) Data Warehouse
8 36 (7.76%) Relational Database
9 32 (6.90%) Big Data
9 32 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 29 (6.25%) MongoDB
11 22 (4.74%) Apache Cassandra
12 16 (3.45%) MySQL
13 13 (2.80%) Redis
14 12 (2.59%) Hadoop
14 12 (2.59%) HBase
14 12 (2.59%) RDBMS
15 10 (2.16%) Parquet
16 9 (1.94%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 9 (1.94%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 97 (20.91%) Git (software)
2 40 (8.62%) Jenkins
3 32 (6.90%) JIRA
4 15 (3.23%) Visual Studio
4 15 (3.23%) Visual Studio Team System
5 14 (3.02%) Postman
5 14 (3.02%) SpecFlow
6 13 (2.80%) Maven
6 13 (2.80%) TeamCity
7 12 (2.59%) Gradle
8 10 (2.16%) Selenium
9 5 (1.08%) GitLab
9 5 (1.08%) HP UFT
9 5 (1.08%) Mocha
10 4 (0.86%) Cucumber
10 4 (0.86%) JBehave
10 4 (0.86%) SonarQube
10 4 (0.86%) TestComplete
10 4 (0.86%) Visual Studio Coded UI
11 3 (0.65%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 80 (17.24%) Finance
2 64 (13.79%) Social Skills
3 25 (5.39%) Banking
4 18 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (3.45%) Public Sector
6 12 (2.59%) Presentation Skills
7 10 (2.16%) Front Office
8 9 (1.94%) Law
9 8 (1.72%) Documentation Skills
10 6 (1.29%) Investment Banking
10 6 (1.29%) Organisational Skills
11 4 (0.86%) Legal
11 4 (0.86%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.65%) Publishing
13 2 (0.43%) Back Office
13 2 (0.43%) Influencing Skills
13 2 (0.43%) Police
14 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 194 (41.81%) Developer
2 80 (17.24%) .NET Developer
3 78 (16.81%) Azure Engineer
4 77 (16.59%) Azure Developer
5 65 (14.01%) Data Engineer
6 56 (12.07%) Architect
7 36 (7.76%) Solutions Architect
8 31 (6.68%) C# Developer
9 29 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
9 29 (6.25%) Integration Developer
10 27 (5.82%) C# .NET Developer
11 25 (5.39%) Full Stack Developer
12 24 (5.17%) Cloud Architect
13 22 (4.74%) Azure Architect
13 22 (4.74%) Cloud Engineer
14 20 (4.31%) Azure DevOps Engineer
15 19 (4.09%) Senior Developer
15 19 (4.09%) Software Engineer
16 18 (3.88%) Cloud Solutions Architect
17 17 (3.66%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 219 (47.20%) .NET
2 58 (12.50%) .NET Framework
3 56 (12.07%) .NET Core
4 53 (11.42%) Kafka
5 52 (11.21%) React
6 51 (10.99%) ASP.NET
7 50 (10.78%) ARM Templates
8 44 (9.48%) CSS
9 42 (9.05%) REST
10 39 (8.41%) HTML
11 30 (6.47%) AngularJS
11 30 (6.47%) Entity Framework
12 26 (5.60%) JSON
13 23 (4.96%) SOAP
13 23 (4.96%) Spark Streaming
14 22 (4.74%) HTML5
15 21 (4.53%) ASP.NET Core
15 21 (4.53%) jQuery
15 21 (4.53%) RESTful
15 21 (4.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 48 (10.34%) Cloud Native
2 23 (4.96%) Linux Command Line
3 20 (4.31%) Hybrid Cloud
4 18 (3.88%) Data Protection Act
4 18 (3.88%) User Experience
5 17 (3.66%) Legacy Systems
5 17 (3.66%) Public Cloud
6 16 (3.45%) Data Structures
7 14 (3.02%) Greenfield Project
7 14 (3.02%) Management Information System
8 10 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (2.16%) Reference Data
9 9 (1.94%) Data Centre
9 9 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (1.29%) Blog
10 6 (1.29%) Renewable Energy
11 5 (1.08%) Enterprise Cloud
11 5 (1.08%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.86%) Algorithms
13 3 (0.65%) IoT
Operating Systems
1 29 (6.25%) Windows
2 7 (1.51%) Linux
3 4 (0.86%) Apple iOS
4 3 (0.65%) VMS
5 2 (0.43%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (0.22%) Android
6 1 (0.22%) Debian
6 1 (0.22%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.22%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 277 (59.70%) DevOps
2 241 (51.94%) Agile
3 222 (47.84%) CI/CD
4 92 (19.83%) Analytics
5 76 (16.38%) Microservices
6 74 (15.95%) Infrastructure as Code
7 60 (12.93%) Data Engineering
8 57 (12.28%) Full Stack Development
8 57 (12.28%) Software Engineering
9 55 (11.85%) Scrum
10 54 (11.64%) Business Intelligence
11 52 (11.21%) TDD
11 52 (11.21%) Test Automation
12 49 (10.56%) SDLC
13 45 (9.70%) Continuous Integration
13 45 (9.70%) MVC
14 44 (9.48%) ETL
15 42 (9.05%) Data Pipeline
16 40 (8.62%) Migration
17 38 (8.19%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 218 (46.98%) C#
2 193 (41.59%) SQL
3 141 (30.39%) Python
4 102 (21.98%) JavaScript
5 72 (15.52%) PowerShell
6 54 (11.64%) Java
7 50 (10.78%) Bash
8 45 (9.70%) T-SQL
9 21 (4.53%) TypeScript
10 19 (4.09%) PL/SQL
10 19 (4.09%) Scala
11 16 (3.45%) Go
12 13 (2.80%) C++
13 6 (1.29%) Bicep
13 6 (1.29%) R
14 5 (1.08%) PHP
15 4 (0.86%) C
15 4 (0.86%) VBScript
16 2 (0.43%) VB
17 1 (0.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 47 (10.13%) Security Cleared
2 36 (7.76%) SC Cleared
3 22 (4.74%) Degree
3 22 (4.74%) PMP
4 18 (3.88%) FFIEC
5 12 (2.59%) PMI Certification
6 9 (1.94%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (1.51%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (1.29%) TOGAF Certification
9 4 (0.86%) CISSP
10 3 (0.65%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 3 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.65%) OCP
10 3 (0.65%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.43%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.43%) MCSA
12 1 (0.22%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (6.68%) QA
2 23 (4.96%) Data Quality
3 19 (4.09%) NIST
3 19 (4.09%) PCI DSS
4 18 (3.88%) GLBA
5 13 (2.80%) Accessibility
6 5 (1.08%) WCAG
7 3 (0.65%) GDPR
8 1 (0.22%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.22%) PMO
8 1 (0.22%) RosettaNet
8 1 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 58 (12.50%) Docker
2 24 (5.17%) Active Directory
3 13 (2.80%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 83 (17.89%) Terraform
2 80 (17.24%) Kubernetes
3 20 (4.31%) Ansible
4 4 (0.86%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.43%) Grafana
5 2 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.43%) Prometheus
5 2 (0.43%) Puppet
6 1 (0.22%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 1 (0.22%) CASB
6 1 (0.22%) Kibana
6 1 (0.22%) logstash
6 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.22%) Nagios
6 1 (0.22%) Salt
6 1 (0.22%) SCCM
6 1 (0.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 133 (28.66%) Microsoft
2 94 (20.26%) Databricks
3 28 (6.03%) Oracle
4 17 (3.66%) MuleSoft
5 9 (1.94%) Google
5 9 (1.94%) SAP
6 6 (1.29%) ESRI
6 6 (1.29%) Intapp
6 6 (1.29%) Reuters
7 5 (1.08%) CA Agile Central
7 5 (1.08%) JD Edwards
7 5 (1.08%) SaltStack
8 3 (0.65%) Adobe
8 3 (0.65%) Atlassian
8 3 (0.65%) Black Duck
8 3 (0.65%) VMware
9 2 (0.43%) IBM
9 2 (0.43%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.43%) TOWER Software
10 1 (0.22%) TIBCO