Period
to 23 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Azure Machine Learning skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Azure Machine Learning over the 6 months to 23 January 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.

Microsoft Azure Machine Learning (Azure ML)
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 659 842 866
Rank change year-on-year +183 +24 -14
Contract jobs citing Azure Machine Learning 90 40 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.040% 0.021%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.42% 0.16% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 23 15
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £560
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -6.25% -2.61%
10th Percentile £413 £329 £427
90th Percentile £632 £738 £670
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £550 £560
% change year-on-year -6.82% -1.79% -0.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Azure Machine Learning 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 21,522 25,208 18,466
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.72% 25.29% 18.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,581 17,404 12,836
UK median daily rate £490 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.90% +5.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £278 £305 £286
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 323 237
UK median hourly rate £20.75 £17.50 £19.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.57% -10.83% +3.29%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.25 £11.15
90th Percentile £78.75 £57.00 £55.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -

Azure Machine Learning
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Azure Machine Learning as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Azure Machine Learning in the UK

Azure Machine Learning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Azure Machine Learning.

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure Machine Learning in the UK

Azure Machine Learning
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure Machine Learning over the 6 months to 23 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure Machine Learning in the UK

Azure Machine Learning
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Azure Machine Learning within the UK over the 6 months to 23 January 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 +183 89 £550 +4.76% 14
London +157 49 £550 +20.88% 9
UK excluding London +112 40 £513 -6.82% 6
South East +66 33 £538 -8.51% 1
North of England - 4 £425 - 1
Yorkshire - 3 £425 -
Midlands - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 - -
East of England - 1 £105 - 1
North West - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 23 January 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Azure Machine Learning 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 Machine Learning.

1 90 (100.00%) Azure
2 79 (87.78%) Machine Learning
3 69 (76.67%) Python
4 52 (57.78%) SQL
5 42 (46.67%) Artificial Intelligence
5 42 (46.67%) Analytics
6 39 (43.33%) Data Science
7 38 (42.22%) Visualisation
8 36 (40.00%) DevOps
9 29 (32.22%) Power Platform
9 29 (32.22%) Data Visualisation
9 29 (32.22%) Agile Software Development
10 27 (30.00%) Apache Spark
10 27 (30.00%) Power BI
11 26 (28.89%) Azure Data Factory
11 26 (28.89%) Tableau
12 25 (27.78%) NoSQL
12 25 (27.78%) Data Lake
12 25 (27.78%) Business Intelligence
13 24 (26.67%) ETL
13 24 (26.67%) PySpark
14 23 (25.56%) Git (software)
15 22 (24.44%) PaaS
15 22 (24.44%) Data Warehouse
15 22 (24.44%) Microsoft
16 20 (22.22%) Keras
16 20 (22.22%) TensorFlow
16 20 (22.22%) Deep Learning
17 19 (21.11%) Data Modelling
18 17 (18.89%) Jupyter

Azure Machine Learning
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 27 (30.00%) Apache Spark
2 17 (18.89%) Jupyter
3 15 (16.67%) Apache
4 2 (2.22%) SAS
4 2 (2.22%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 90 (100.00%) Azure
2 29 (32.22%) Power Platform
3 26 (28.89%) Azure Data Factory
4 22 (24.44%) PaaS
5 8 (8.89%) Azure Stack
6 4 (4.44%) SaaS
7 3 (3.33%) AWS
7 3 (3.33%) Data Lake Analytics
7 3 (3.33%) IaaS
8 2 (2.22%) PowerApps
9 1 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (1.11%) iPaaS
9 1 (1.11%) Office 365
9 1 (1.11%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.22%) Extranet
1 2 (2.22%) Firewall
1 2 (2.22%) Intranet
2 1 (1.11%) Internet
2 1 (1.11%) Skype
2 1 (1.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (30.00%) Power BI
2 25 (27.78%) Data Lake
2 25 (27.78%) NoSQL
3 22 (24.44%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (18.89%) SQL Server
5 16 (17.78%) Geospatial Data
6 15 (16.67%) Big Data
7 14 (15.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 13 (14.44%) Hadoop
8 13 (14.44%) Relational Database
9 12 (13.33%) GIS
10 9 (10.00%) Azure SQL Database
11 8 (8.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 8 (8.89%) RDBMS
12 7 (7.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (6.67%) HDInsight
13 6 (6.67%) Qlik Sense
14 5 (5.56%) MySQL
15 2 (2.22%) Cosmos DB
15 2 (2.22%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 23 (25.56%) Git (software)
2 8 (8.89%) Visual Studio Team System
3 7 (7.78%) Jenkins
4 6 (6.67%) JIRA
4 6 (6.67%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.11%) Ant
General
1 4 (4.44%) Pharmaceutical
1 4 (4.44%) Retail
2 3 (3.33%) Legal
3 2 (2.22%) Finance
3 2 (2.22%) Marketing
3 2 (2.22%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.11%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 33 (36.67%) Azure Engineer
2 20 (22.22%) Data Engineer
2 20 (22.22%) Data Scientist
3 18 (20.00%) Architect
3 18 (20.00%) Machine Learning Engineer
4 14 (15.56%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 14 (15.56%) DevOps Engineer
4 14 (15.56%) Platform Engineer
5 13 (14.44%) Azure Architect
5 13 (14.44%) Data Architect
6 10 (11.11%) Developer
6 10 (11.11%) Senior Data Scientist
7 8 (8.89%) Analyst
7 8 (8.89%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 7 (7.78%) Machine Learning Scientist
9 6 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 6 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (6.67%) Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
9 6 (6.67%) SQL Analyst
10 5 (5.56%) Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (26.67%) PySpark
2 20 (22.22%) Keras
2 20 (22.22%) TensorFlow
3 17 (18.89%) scikit-learn
4 16 (17.78%) .NET
4 16 (17.78%) NumPy
4 16 (17.78%) Pandas
5 6 (6.67%) MLlib
6 2 (2.22%) COM
6 2 (2.22%) MDX
6 2 (2.22%) OAuth
6 2 (2.22%) OpenID
6 2 (2.22%) SAML
7 1 (1.11%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.11%) Node.js
7 1 (1.11%) React
7 1 (1.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.89%) Lidar
2 7 (7.78%) Smart City
3 3 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.33%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.22%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (2.22%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.22%) PMI
5 1 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.11%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.11%) HoloLens
5 1 (1.11%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.22%) Linux
1 2 (2.22%) Windows
2 1 (1.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (87.78%) Machine Learning
2 42 (46.67%) Analytics
2 42 (46.67%) Artificial Intelligence
3 39 (43.33%) Data Science
4 38 (42.22%) Visualisation
5 36 (40.00%) DevOps
6 29 (32.22%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (32.22%) Data Visualisation
7 25 (27.78%) Business Intelligence
8 24 (26.67%) ETL
9 20 (22.22%) Deep Learning
10 19 (21.11%) Data Modelling
11 15 (16.67%) Data Architecture
12 13 (14.44%) Reinforcement Learning
13 12 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (12.22%) Anomaly Detection
14 11 (12.22%) Computer Science
14 11 (12.22%) Validation
15 10 (11.11%) Mathematics
16 9 (10.00%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 69 (76.67%) Python
2 52 (57.78%) SQL
3 12 (13.33%) R
4 8 (8.89%) C#
4 8 (8.89%) Java
5 7 (7.78%) Scala
6 5 (5.56%) C
7 3 (3.33%) JavaScript
7 3 (3.33%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.22%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.22%) C++
8 2 (2.22%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 2 (2.22%) Perl
8 2 (2.22%) PHP
8 2 (2.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (11.11%) Degree
2 8 (8.89%) Master's Degree
2 8 (8.89%) Numerate Degree
2 8 (8.89%) PhD
3 2 (2.22%) CEH
3 2 (2.22%) PMI Certification
3 2 (2.22%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.00%) GDPR
2 7 (7.78%) Data Quality
3 4 (4.44%) QA
4 1 (1.11%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (8.89%) Docker
2 1 (1.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (8.89%) Ansible
1 8 (8.89%) Kubernetes
2 6 (6.67%) Terraform
3 3 (3.33%) Puppet
4 2 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.22%) Salt
Vendors
1 26 (28.89%) Tableau
2 22 (24.44%) Microsoft
3 13 (14.44%) Databricks
4 6 (6.67%) Cloudera
4 6 (6.67%) Hortonworks
4 6 (6.67%) MapR
5 5 (5.56%) Oracle
6 4 (4.44%) Google
7 2 (2.22%) Alteryx
7 2 (2.22%) Cisco
7 2 (2.22%) MuleSoft
7 2 (2.22%) SAP
7 2 (2.22%) Sparx