Period
to 30 July 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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 471 455 496
Rank change year-on-year -16 +41 +129
Contract jobs citing Azure Service Bus 294 117 389
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.32% 0.42%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.15% 1.05% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 75 279
10th Percentile £367 £396 £363
25th Percentile £413 £419 £420
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £588 £588 £538
90th Percentile £650 £650 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £448 £475 £475
% change year-on-year -5.79% - +8.57%

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 25,564 11,169 26,208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.37% 30.57% 28.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,343 7,866 18,197
10th Percentile £325 £313 £306
25th Percentile £419 £406 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £518 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +3.60% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £600 £600 £575
90th Percentile £688 £688 £656
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £473 £450
% change year-on-year +0.53% +5.00% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 401 168 322
10th Percentile £12.17 £13.25 £12.74
25th Percentile £14.13 £16.44 £15.25
Median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -2.44% +17.14%
75th Percentile £45.00 £37.95 £36.00
90th Percentile £65.50 £55.75 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +17.65%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -28 243 £500 -4.76% 99
London -71 127 £523 -5.00% 42
Work from Home -174 111 £475 -9.52% 27
UK excluding London -3 108 £448 -5.79% 60
North of England -2 35 £500 -4.76% 9
South East -30 26 £500 +8.11% 22
Midlands -51 24 £438 -15.87% 12
North West -17 21 £405 -22.86% 4
West Midlands -37 16 £506 +1.76% 6
Yorkshire -12 13 £563 +50.00% 5
East Midlands -15 8 £425 -19.05% 6
East of England -16 8 £413 -13.16% 7
Scotland -55 7 £425 - 4
South West - 6 £425 - 5
Wales - 2 £463 -
North East - 1 £715 -

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 294 (100.00%) Azure
2 178 (60.54%) .NET
3 174 (59.18%) C#
4 152 (51.70%) DevOps
5 110 (37.41%) Azure Logic Apps
6 107 (36.39%) Serverless
7 99 (33.67%) SQL
8 96 (32.65%) Azure Functions
9 92 (31.29%) .NET Core
10 91 (30.95%) Microsoft
11 90 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
12 86 (29.25%) Microservices
13 79 (26.87%) Azure Cosmos DB
14 73 (24.83%) Azure SQL Database
15 64 (21.77%) JavaScript
15 64 (21.77%) SQL Server
16 60 (20.41%) PaaS
17 51 (17.35%) Azure Event Grid
17 51 (17.35%) Power Platform
18 48 (16.33%) Kubernetes
19 46 (15.65%) Git (software)
19 46 (15.65%) Full Stack Development
20 45 (15.31%) ASP.NET Web API
21 43 (14.63%) HTML
22 41 (13.95%) REST
23 38 (12.93%) Azure Active Directory
23 38 (12.93%) .NET Framework
24 37 (12.59%) ASP.NET
25 36 (12.24%) JSON
26 35 (11.90%) MVC

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 20 (6.80%) BizTalk Server
2 14 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.04%) Apache Spark
4 4 (1.36%) SAS
5 3 (1.02%) CMS
5 3 (1.02%) Confluence
5 3 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (1.02%) Umbraco
6 2 (0.68%) Apache
7 1 (0.34%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.34%) Drupal
7 1 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.34%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.34%) Kentico
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 15 (5.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.68%) Shopify
3 1 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.34%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 294 (100.00%) Azure
2 110 (37.41%) Azure Logic Apps
3 107 (36.39%) Serverless
4 96 (32.65%) Azure Functions
5 79 (26.87%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 60 (20.41%) PaaS
7 51 (17.35%) Azure Event Grid
7 51 (17.35%) Power Platform
8 38 (12.93%) Azure Active Directory
9 26 (8.84%) AWS
9 26 (8.84%) Azure Storage
10 25 (8.50%) Dynamics 365
11 24 (8.16%) Azure Data Factory
12 23 (7.82%) Azure Key Vault
13 21 (7.14%) Azure Service Fabric
14 19 (6.46%) IaaS
14 19 (6.46%) PowerApps
15 18 (6.12%) Azure App Service
15 18 (6.12%) SaaS
16 17 (5.78%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.04%) Firewall
2 5 (1.70%) DNS
3 4 (1.36%) Network Security
4 2 (0.68%) Extranet
4 2 (0.68%) VPN
5 1 (0.34%) FTP
5 1 (0.34%) SMS
5 1 (0.34%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (24.83%) Azure SQL Database
2 64 (21.77%) SQL Server
3 28 (9.52%) Power BI
4 19 (6.46%) Data Lake
4 19 (6.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (6.12%) NoSQL
6 16 (5.44%) PostgreSQL
7 14 (4.76%) Redis
8 9 (3.06%) Big Data
8 9 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (2.38%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 7 (2.38%) Hadoop
9 7 (2.38%) MySQL
9 7 (2.38%) OLTP
10 6 (2.04%) MariaDB
11 5 (1.70%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (1.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (1.02%) HDInsight
12 3 (1.02%) MongoDB
12 3 (1.02%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 46 (15.65%) Git (software)
2 21 (7.14%) JIRA
2 21 (7.14%) Visual Studio
3 11 (3.74%) Octopus Deploy
3 11 (3.74%) Visual Studio Team System
4 9 (3.06%) Liquibase
4 9 (3.06%) Postman
5 8 (2.72%) Selenium
5 8 (2.72%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (2.72%) TeamCity
6 5 (1.70%) JUnit
6 5 (1.70%) SonarQube
6 5 (1.70%) SpecFlow
6 5 (1.70%) webpack
7 4 (1.36%) Bitbucket
7 4 (1.36%) Mockito
7 4 (1.36%) NUnit
8 3 (1.02%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.68%) Cypress.io
9 2 (0.68%) SoapUI
General
1 34 (11.56%) Social Skills
2 26 (8.84%) Finance
3 18 (6.12%) Public Sector
4 8 (2.72%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.04%) Presentation Skills
6 5 (1.70%) Banking
7 4 (1.36%) Marketing
8 3 (1.02%) Documentation Skills
8 3 (1.02%) Electronics
8 3 (1.02%) Front Office
8 3 (1.02%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.02%) Retail
8 3 (1.02%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.34%) French Language
9 1 (0.34%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.34%) German Language
9 1 (0.34%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 1 (0.34%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 159 (54.08%) Developer
2 60 (20.41%) Azure Developer
3 57 (19.39%) .NET Developer
4 51 (17.35%) Architect
5 33 (11.22%) Senior Developer
6 32 (10.88%) Azure Architect
7 31 (10.54%) C# Developer
8 27 (9.18%) Full Stack Developer
9 26 (8.84%) Azure Engineer
10 22 (7.48%) Solutions Architect
11 17 (5.78%) DevOps Engineer
12 16 (5.44%) Senior .NET Developer
13 14 (4.76%) Cloud Architect
14 13 (4.42%) Azure DevOps
14 13 (4.42%) Azure DevOps Engineer
15 12 (4.08%) Data Engineer
15 12 (4.08%) Integration Developer
16 11 (3.74%) C# .NET Developer
16 11 (3.74%) Microsoft Developer
17 10 (3.40%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (60.54%) .NET
2 92 (31.29%) .NET Core
3 45 (15.31%) ASP.NET Web API
4 43 (14.63%) HTML
5 41 (13.95%) REST
6 38 (12.93%) .NET Framework
7 37 (12.59%) ASP.NET
8 36 (12.24%) JSON
9 33 (11.22%) Entity Framework
10 29 (9.86%) CSS
11 28 (9.52%) AngularJS
12 26 (8.84%) React
13 25 (8.50%) RESTful
13 25 (8.50%) XML
14 22 (7.48%) Web Services
15 21 (7.14%) SOAP
16 20 (6.80%) Swagger
17 18 (6.12%) YAML
18 16 (5.44%) Node.js
19 14 (4.76%) ASP.NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 32 (10.88%) Greenfield Project
2 19 (6.46%) Cloud Native
3 12 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (3.74%) Mobile App
5 8 (2.72%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (2.04%) Data Structures
6 6 (2.04%) NHS
6 6 (2.04%) User Experience
7 4 (1.36%) Legacy Applications
7 4 (1.36%) Legacy Systems
7 4 (1.36%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.02%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.02%) W3C
9 2 (0.68%) PDA
9 2 (0.68%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.34%) Derivative
10 1 (0.34%) Equities
10 1 (0.34%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.34%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.34%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (2.72%) Linux
1 8 (2.72%) Windows
2 4 (1.36%) Android
2 4 (1.36%) VMS
3 2 (0.68%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.34%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (51.70%) DevOps
2 90 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (29.25%) Microservices
4 46 (15.65%) Full Stack Development
5 35 (11.90%) MVC
6 34 (11.56%) TDD
7 32 (10.88%) Unit Testing
8 31 (10.54%) Test Automation
9 30 (10.20%) Scrum
10 27 (9.18%) Business Intelligence
10 27 (9.18%) Infrastructure as Code
11 24 (8.16%) API Development
11 24 (8.16%) Migration
12 23 (7.82%) Continuous Integration
13 21 (7.14%) E-Commerce
13 21 (7.14%) ETL
14 19 (6.46%) SDLC
14 19 (6.46%) Software Engineering
15 18 (6.12%) Analytics
15 18 (6.12%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 174 (59.18%) C#
2 99 (33.67%) SQL
3 64 (21.77%) JavaScript
4 28 (9.52%) PowerShell
5 21 (7.14%) T-SQL
5 21 (7.14%) TypeScript
6 18 (6.12%) Python
7 14 (4.76%) Java
8 6 (2.04%) PHP
8 6 (2.04%) VB.NET
9 4 (1.36%) Java 11
9 4 (1.36%) Scala
10 2 (0.68%) ES6
11 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.34%) C
11 1 (0.34%) C++
11 1 (0.34%) Go
11 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.34%) U-SQL
11 1 (0.34%) X++
Qualifications
1 8 (2.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (1.36%) Degree
3 3 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (1.02%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.68%) DBS Check
4 2 (0.68%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.34%) ISEB
5 1 (0.34%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.34%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.74%) QA
2 4 (1.36%) WCAG
3 1 (0.34%) HL7
3 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 35 (11.90%) Docker
2 34 (11.56%) Active Directory
3 9 (3.06%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.34%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 48 (16.33%) Kubernetes
2 23 (7.82%) Terraform
3 12 (4.08%) Ansible
4 2 (0.68%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 2 (0.68%) Istio
5 1 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.34%) Puppet
Vendors
1 91 (30.95%) Microsoft
2 13 (4.42%) Databricks
3 11 (3.74%) MuleSoft
3 11 (3.74%) SAP
4 10 (3.40%) Oracle
5 9 (3.06%) Dynatrace
6 8 (2.72%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (2.38%) Xamarin
8 6 (2.04%) ServiceNow
8 6 (2.04%) Splunk
9 5 (1.70%) Cloudera
9 5 (1.70%) TIBCO
9 5 (1.70%) webMethods
10 4 (1.36%) Atlassian
10 4 (1.36%) JD Edwards
10 4 (1.36%) JDA
11 2 (0.68%) Dell
11 2 (0.68%) Google
11 2 (0.68%) Workday
12 1 (0.34%) AppDynamics