Period
to 26 November 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Azure Service Bus skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Azure Service Bus over the 6 months to 26 November 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.

Microsoft Azure Service Bus
UK
6 months to
26 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 442 428 545
Rank change year-on-year -14 +117 +27
Contract jobs citing Azure Service Bus 451 145 270
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.40% 0.33%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.43% 1.23% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 109 211
10th Percentile £400 £373 £406
25th Percentile £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £550 £475
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% +15.79% -7.32%
75th Percentile £638 £600 £538
90th Percentile £700 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £483 £438 £450
% change year-on-year +10.40% -2.78% -5.26%

Azure Service Bus 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 31,632 11,801 24,413
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.58% 32.54% 29.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,892 8,314 16,916
10th Percentile £331 £308 £280
25th Percentile £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £625 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £663 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 488 206 380
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.80 £13.86
25th Percentile £14.89 £16.25 £16.25
Median hourly rate £21.05 £22.50 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -6.44% +12.50% +14.29%
75th Percentile £48.94 £42.00 £36.18
90th Percentile £65.00 £60.13 £71.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £19.31
% change year-on-year -7.50% +3.57% +10.34%

Azure Service Bus
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Azure Service Bus as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Azure Service Bus in the UK

Azure Service Bus
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Azure Service Bus.

Daily rate trend for Azure Service Bus in the UK

Azure Service Bus
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure Service Bus over the 6 months to 26 November 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Azure Service Bus in the UK

Azure Service Bus
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 Service Bus within the UK over the 6 months to 26 November 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 -26 341 £525 - 88
London -114 165 £600 +4.35% 38
Work from Home -96 162 £525 -12.50% 18
UK excluding London -41 144 £483 +10.40% 52
North of England -15 64 £450 -10.00% 9
North West -24 35 £425 -15.00% 8
Yorkshire - 28 £525 - 1
South East -82 24 £500 +17.65% 18
Scotland -63 17 £575 +39.39% 1
South West - 16 £525 - 6
East of England -41 12 £431 -13.75% 6
Midlands -63 12 £475 +11.76% 10
West Midlands -64 9 £481 +13.24% 4
East Midlands - 3 £425 - 6
Wales - 2 £588 - 2
North East - 1 £715 -

For the 6 months to 26 November 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Azure Service Bus 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 Service Bus.

1 451 (100.00%) Azure
2 274 (60.75%) .NET
3 259 (57.43%) C#
4 254 (56.32%) DevOps
5 188 (41.69%) Serverless
6 181 (40.13%) Agile Software Development
7 173 (38.36%) Azure Functions
8 160 (35.48%) Microsoft
9 159 (35.25%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 157 (34.81%) SQL
11 151 (33.48%) .NET Core
12 150 (33.26%) Azure Logic Apps
13 134 (29.71%) Microservices
14 112 (24.83%) Azure Event Grid
15 100 (22.17%) Kubernetes
15 100 (22.17%) PaaS
16 98 (21.73%) SQL Server
17 87 (19.29%) Docker
18 82 (18.18%) Azure SQL Database
18 82 (18.18%) .NET Framework
19 81 (17.96%) Finance
20 73 (16.19%) JavaScript
21 68 (15.08%) Social Skills
22 67 (14.86%) Unit Testing
23 65 (14.41%) Dynamics 365
24 64 (14.19%) Azure Active Directory
25 62 (13.75%) ASP.NET Web API
25 62 (13.75%) ASP.NET
26 61 (13.53%) Power Platform
27 59 (13.08%) Scrum

Azure Service Bus
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 51 (11.31%) BizTalk Server
2 26 (5.76%) Confluence
3 19 (4.21%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.55%) Apache Spark
5 6 (1.33%) NServiceBus
6 5 (1.11%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.67%) Apache
7 3 (0.67%) CMS
7 3 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.44%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.22%) Drupal
9 1 (0.22%) IIS
9 1 (0.22%) Jetty
9 1 (0.22%) Kentico
9 1 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 39 (8.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.67%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.44%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 451 (100.00%) Azure
2 188 (41.69%) Serverless
3 173 (38.36%) Azure Functions
4 159 (35.25%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 150 (33.26%) Azure Logic Apps
6 112 (24.83%) Azure Event Grid
7 100 (22.17%) PaaS
8 65 (14.41%) Dynamics 365
9 64 (14.19%) Azure Active Directory
10 61 (13.53%) Power Platform
11 52 (11.53%) Azure Storage
12 47 (10.42%) Azure App Service
13 41 (9.09%) Azure Data Factory
13 41 (9.09%) SaaS
14 30 (6.65%) Azure Key Vault
15 28 (6.21%) PowerApps
16 26 (5.76%) Power Automate
17 24 (5.32%) GitHub
17 24 (5.32%) IaaS
18 23 (5.10%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.88%) SSL
2 10 (2.22%) VPN
3 8 (1.77%) DNS
4 7 (1.55%) HTTP
5 4 (0.89%) Software-Defined Networking
6 3 (0.67%) FTP
7 2 (0.44%) Extranet
7 2 (0.44%) Firewall
7 2 (0.44%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.22%) AMQP
8 1 (0.22%) Cisco IPT
8 1 (0.22%) DHCP
8 1 (0.22%) LAN
8 1 (0.22%) Network Security
8 1 (0.22%) VLAN
8 1 (0.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (21.73%) SQL Server
2 82 (18.18%) Azure SQL Database
3 40 (8.87%) Power BI
4 31 (6.87%) Data Lake
5 28 (6.21%) Redis
6 27 (5.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 23 (5.10%) NoSQL
8 22 (4.88%) MongoDB
9 17 (3.77%) Big Data
10 15 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
11 13 (2.88%) Hadoop
12 11 (2.44%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 8 (1.77%) MySQL
14 7 (1.55%) Cloudant
14 7 (1.55%) MariaDB
15 6 (1.33%) Relational Database
15 6 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 5 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
17 4 (0.89%) Neo4j
17 4 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 49 (10.86%) Git (software)
2 37 (8.20%) JIRA
3 28 (6.21%) Visual Studio
4 18 (3.99%) Postman
5 14 (3.10%) SpecFlow
6 13 (2.88%) TeamCity
7 12 (2.66%) Jenkins
7 12 (2.66%) NUnit
7 12 (2.66%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (2.44%) JUnit
9 10 (2.22%) Visual Studio Team System
10 8 (1.77%) Octopus Deploy
11 7 (1.55%) GitLab
11 7 (1.55%) Mockito
11 7 (1.55%) Selenium
12 6 (1.33%) SonarQube
13 5 (1.11%) Bitbucket
13 5 (1.11%) Visual Studio Code
14 4 (0.89%) Gatling
14 4 (0.89%) Liquibase
General
1 81 (17.96%) Finance
2 68 (15.08%) Social Skills
3 28 (6.21%) Public Sector
4 21 (4.66%) Legal
5 18 (3.99%) Financial Institution
6 15 (3.33%) Marketing
7 14 (3.10%) Retail
8 13 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (2.66%) Banking
10 10 (2.22%) Investment Banking
11 8 (1.77%) Front Office
12 7 (1.55%) Electronics
12 7 (1.55%) Manufacturing
12 7 (1.55%) Telecoms
13 5 (1.11%) Documentation Skills
13 5 (1.11%) Presentation Skills
14 3 (0.67%) Law
15 2 (0.44%) Advertising
15 2 (0.44%) Back Office
15 2 (0.44%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 210 (46.56%) Developer
2 99 (21.95%) .NET Developer
3 94 (20.84%) Architect
4 82 (18.18%) Azure Developer
5 50 (11.09%) Azure Architect
6 45 (9.98%) C# Developer
6 45 (9.98%) Solutions Architect
7 35 (7.76%) Integration Architect
8 33 (7.32%) Azure Engineer
9 32 (7.10%) Senior Developer
10 26 (5.76%) C# .NET Developer
10 26 (5.76%) Integration Developer
11 20 (4.43%) Cloud Engineer
12 19 (4.21%) Full Stack Developer
13 17 (3.77%) Software Engineer
14 16 (3.55%) Senior .NET Developer
15 14 (3.10%) Microsoft Developer
16 13 (2.88%) Data Engineer
17 11 (2.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 10 (2.22%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 274 (60.75%) .NET
2 151 (33.48%) .NET Core
3 82 (18.18%) .NET Framework
4 62 (13.75%) ASP.NET
4 62 (13.75%) ASP.NET Web API
5 54 (11.97%) REST
6 53 (11.75%) Entity Framework
7 46 (10.20%) AngularJS
8 43 (9.53%) React
9 41 (9.09%) ARM Templates
10 39 (8.65%) Swagger
11 31 (6.87%) RESTful
12 30 (6.65%) HTML
12 30 (6.65%) JSON
12 30 (6.65%) SOAP
12 30 (6.65%) Web Services
13 28 (6.21%) CSS
14 24 (5.32%) Kafka
14 24 (5.32%) OpenID
15 23 (5.10%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 53 (11.75%) Greenfield Project
2 24 (5.32%) Cloud Native
3 18 (3.99%) Hedge funds
4 10 (2.22%) Legacy Systems
4 10 (2.22%) User Experience
5 9 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (1.55%) Data Structures
6 7 (1.55%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (1.55%) Legacy Applications
7 6 (1.33%) Public Cloud
8 5 (1.11%) Grid Computing
8 5 (1.11%) Legacy Code
8 5 (1.11%) PKI
9 3 (0.67%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.67%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.44%) Derivative
10 2 (0.44%) Equities
10 2 (0.44%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.44%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 19 (4.21%) Linux
2 11 (2.44%) Windows
3 3 (0.67%) VMS
4 2 (0.44%) AIX
4 2 (0.44%) Android
5 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.22%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.22%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (56.32%) DevOps
2 181 (40.13%) Agile Software Development
3 134 (29.71%) Microservices
4 67 (14.86%) Unit Testing
5 59 (13.08%) Scrum
6 55 (12.20%) Test Automation
7 50 (11.09%) SOLID
8 49 (10.86%) MVC
9 48 (10.64%) Data Modelling
10 46 (10.20%) Business Intelligence
10 46 (10.20%) SDLC
11 45 (9.98%) Continuous Integration
12 43 (9.53%) API Development
12 43 (9.53%) TDD
13 40 (8.87%) CRM
13 40 (8.87%) E-Commerce
14 35 (7.76%) Event-Driven
15 34 (7.54%) Event-Driven Architecture
15 34 (7.54%) Software Engineering
16 33 (7.32%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 259 (57.43%) C#
2 157 (34.81%) SQL
3 73 (16.19%) JavaScript
4 43 (9.53%) PowerShell
5 34 (7.54%) T-SQL
6 28 (6.21%) TypeScript
7 25 (5.54%) Java
8 19 (4.21%) Python
9 11 (2.44%) PL/SQL
10 8 (1.77%) Java 8
11 7 (1.55%) Java 11
11 7 (1.55%) PHP
12 6 (1.33%) Scala
13 4 (0.89%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.44%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.44%) C
14 2 (0.44%) Go
14 2 (0.44%) R
14 2 (0.44%) U-SQL
14 2 (0.44%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 29 (6.43%) Security Cleared
2 26 (5.76%) SC Cleared
3 12 (2.66%) BPSS Clearance
4 9 (2.00%) Degree
5 5 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.67%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (0.22%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.22%) CISSP
8 1 (0.22%) ISEB
8 1 (0.22%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.22%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.54%) QA
2 18 (3.99%) GDPR
3 4 (0.89%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 4 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.89%) SLA
4 2 (0.44%) NCSC
4 2 (0.44%) PMO
5 1 (0.22%) Accessibility
5 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 87 (19.29%) Docker
2 43 (9.53%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 100 (22.17%) Kubernetes
2 41 (9.09%) Terraform
3 8 (1.77%) Kibana
3 8 (1.77%) MIIS
3 8 (1.77%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (0.89%) Sysdig
5 2 (0.44%) Ansible
5 2 (0.44%) Istio
6 1 (0.22%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 1 (0.22%) Grafana
6 1 (0.22%) logstash
6 1 (0.22%) Nagios
6 1 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.22%) Puppet
6 1 (0.22%) SCCM
6 1 (0.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 160 (35.48%) Microsoft
2 25 (5.54%) Databricks
3 22 (4.88%) Oracle
4 20 (4.43%) Salesforce.com
5 18 (3.99%) MuleSoft
6 10 (2.22%) Dynatrace
6 10 (2.22%) SAP
7 8 (1.77%) Cloudera
8 6 (1.33%) Google
8 6 (1.33%) JD Edwards
9 5 (1.11%) VMware
10 3 (0.67%) JDA
10 3 (0.67%) Nintex
10 3 (0.67%) TIBCO
10 3 (0.67%) webMethods
11 2 (0.44%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.44%) Axway
11 2 (0.44%) Dell
11 2 (0.44%) SolarWinds
11 2 (0.44%) Splunk