Period
to 23 August 2019

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 August 2019 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 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 790 839 830
Rank change year-on-year +49 -9 +69
Contract jobs citing Azure Machine Learning 33 56 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.037% 0.055% 0.023%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.13% 0.25% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 31 10
UK median daily rate £550 £513 £468
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.32% +9.63% -13.02%
10th Percentile £413 £313 £375
90th Percentile £625 £644 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £500 £400
% change year-on-year -15.00% +25.00% -23.81%
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 25,893 22,672 14,527
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.65% 22.20% 15.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,641 15,544 9,948
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.83% +1.67%
10th Percentile £306 £304 £275
90th Percentile £656 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 412 336 202
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £18.80 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.39% -1.08% -1.58%
10th Percentile £13.25 £11.75 £11.00
90th Percentile £71.23 £58.75 £58.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.46 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +22.63% - +2.94%

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 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure Machine Learning in the UK

Azure Machine Learning
Top 8 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 August 2019. 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 +47 33 £550 +7.32% 21
London +57 17 £600 +10.34% 11
UK excluding London +11 16 £425 -15.00% 11
South East +20 13 £425 -22.73% 4
North of England +32 2 - - 2
North West +12 1 - - 2
Yorkshire - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 23 August 2019, 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 33 (100.00%) Azure
2 23 (69.70%) Machine Learning
2 23 (69.70%) SQL
3 18 (54.55%) Analytics
4 17 (51.52%) Power BI
4 17 (51.52%) Power Platform
5 16 (48.48%) SQL Server
5 16 (48.48%) Business Intelligence
6 14 (42.42%) Artificial Intelligence
6 14 (42.42%) Data Science
7 13 (39.39%) Python
7 13 (39.39%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (36.36%) Visualisation
8 12 (36.36%) Data Lake
8 12 (36.36%) Deep Learning
9 11 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 11 (33.33%) Azure SQL Database
9 11 (33.33%) Microsoft
9 11 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (30.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 10 (30.30%) Databricks
11 9 (27.27%) Data Lake Analytics
11 9 (27.27%) Apache
12 8 (24.24%) R
12 8 (24.24%) Big Data
12 8 (24.24%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 7 (21.21%) Serverless
13 7 (21.21%) Keras
13 7 (21.21%) PySpark
13 7 (21.21%) TensorFlow

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 9 (27.27%) Apache
2 7 (21.21%) Apache Spark
3 4 (12.12%) Jupyter
4 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
4 2 (6.06%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 33 (100.00%) Azure
2 17 (51.52%) Power Platform
3 9 (27.27%) Data Lake Analytics
4 7 (21.21%) Serverless
5 6 (18.18%) Azure Data Factory
5 6 (18.18%) PaaS
6 5 (15.15%) AWS
7 2 (6.06%) Azure Functions
7 2 (6.06%) IaaS
7 2 (6.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) Extranet
1 2 (6.06%) Firewall
1 2 (6.06%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (51.52%) Power BI
2 16 (48.48%) SQL Server
3 13 (39.39%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (36.36%) Data Lake
5 11 (33.33%) Azure SQL Database
5 11 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 10 (30.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 8 (24.24%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 8 (24.24%) Big Data
8 6 (18.18%) Relational Database
9 5 (15.15%) GIS
9 5 (15.15%) Hadoop
9 5 (15.15%) HBase
9 5 (15.15%) HDInsight
9 5 (15.15%) RDBMS
10 4 (12.12%) Cosmos DB
10 4 (12.12%) Geospatial Data
11 3 (9.09%) NoSQL
12 2 (6.06%) Neo4j
12 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (21.21%) Git (software)
2 3 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 3 (9.09%) JIRA
2 3 (9.09%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (21.21%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Retail
3 2 (6.06%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) Architect
2 8 (24.24%) Developer
3 7 (21.21%) Solutions Architect
4 6 (18.18%) Azure Architect
5 5 (15.15%) Azure Engineer
6 4 (12.12%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 4 (12.12%) Data Engineer
7 3 (9.09%) Analyst
7 3 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 3 (9.09%) Data Architect
7 3 (9.09%) Data Scientist
7 3 (9.09%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
7 3 (9.09%) Senior Developer
8 2 (6.06%) Azure Consultant
8 2 (6.06%) Azure Software Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) Business Intelligence Data Analyst
8 2 (6.06%) Python Software Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) Scala Software Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) SharePoint Architect
8 2 (6.06%) SharePoint Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.21%) Keras
1 7 (21.21%) PySpark
1 7 (21.21%) TensorFlow
2 6 (18.18%) scikit-learn
3 5 (15.15%) Kafka
4 4 (12.12%) MDX
4 4 (12.12%) NumPy
4 4 (12.12%) Pandas
5 3 (9.09%) .NET
5 3 (9.09%) MLlib
6 2 (6.06%) OAuth
6 2 (6.06%) OpenID
6 2 (6.06%) SAML
7 1 (3.03%) AngularJS
7 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (3.03%) COM
7 1 (3.03%) CSS
7 1 (3.03%) Node.js
7 1 (3.03%) React
7 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (6.06%) Lidar
2 2 (6.06%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.06%) PMI
2 2 (6.06%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.03%) DataPower
3 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (69.70%) Machine Learning
2 18 (54.55%) Analytics
3 16 (48.48%) Business Intelligence
4 14 (42.42%) Artificial Intelligence
4 14 (42.42%) Data Science
5 12 (36.36%) Deep Learning
5 12 (36.36%) Visualisation
6 11 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (21.21%) Data Visualisation
7 7 (21.21%) ETL
7 7 (21.21%) TOGAF
8 6 (18.18%) Mathematics
9 5 (15.15%) Data Governance
9 5 (15.15%) Data Munging
10 4 (12.12%) Anomaly Detection
10 4 (12.12%) Computer Science
10 4 (12.12%) Data Analytics
10 4 (12.12%) Data Engineering
10 4 (12.12%) DevOps
10 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (69.70%) SQL
2 13 (39.39%) Python
3 8 (24.24%) R
4 6 (18.18%) C#
5 5 (15.15%) Java
5 5 (15.15%) Scala
6 4 (12.12%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 3 (9.09%) JavaScript
8 2 (6.06%) Bash Shell
8 2 (6.06%) C++
8 2 (6.06%) Perl
8 2 (6.06%) PHP
8 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
8 2 (6.06%) Ruby
9 1 (3.03%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) Degree
2 3 (9.09%) TOGAF Certification
3 2 (6.06%) CEH
3 2 (6.06%) Numerate Degree
3 2 (6.06%) PMI Certification
4 1 (3.03%) Master's Degree
4 1 (3.03%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (15.15%) HDFS
2 3 (9.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (15.15%) Ansible
2 3 (9.09%) Kubernetes
2 3 (9.09%) Terraform
3 2 (6.06%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (6.06%) Puppet
3 2 (6.06%) Salt
Vendors
1 11 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 10 (30.30%) Databricks
3 7 (21.21%) Tableau
4 3 (9.09%) Cloudera
4 3 (9.09%) Hortonworks
4 3 (9.09%) MapR
4 3 (9.09%) SAP
5 2 (6.06%) Alteryx
5 2 (6.06%) Cisco
5 2 (6.06%) Oracle