Period
to 22 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Azure Storage skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Azure Storage over the 6 months to 22 September 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 Storage
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 542 455 681
Rank change year-on-year -87 +226 +148
Contract jobs citing Azure Storage 259 46 152
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.91% 0.49% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 27 103
10th Percentile £413 £405 £413
25th Percentile £450 £469 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £575 £500
Median % change year-on-year -10.87% +15.00% +2.56%
75th Percentile £588 £600 £625
90th Percentile £670 £638 £775
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £475 £475
% change year-on-year -2.63% - -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £32.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Azure Storage 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 28,574 9,402 25,258
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.68% 31.63% 28.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,545 6,578 17,496
10th Percentile £326 £313 £300
25th Percentile £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £613 £600 £580
90th Percentile £700 £675 £662
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £453 £450
% change year-on-year +4.94% +0.59% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 449 134 360
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.36 £13.01
25th Percentile £14.25 £16.25 £15.86
Median hourly rate £21.05 £20.92 £20.64
Median % change year-on-year +0.63% +1.37% +17.91%
75th Percentile £47.50 £39.38 £38.50
90th Percentile £65.54 £53.75 £65.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +14.29%

Azure Storage
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Azure Storage in the UK

Azure Storage
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for Azure Storage in the UK

Azure Storage
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure Storage over the 6 months to 22 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Azure Storage in the UK

Azure Storage
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Azure Storage.

Hourly rate trend for Azure Storage in the UK

Azure Storage
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Azure Storage within the UK over the 6 months to 22 September 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 -78 202 £525 -8.70% 42
London -95 120 £548 -5.81% 15
Work from Home -165 96 £525 -12.50% 10
UK excluding London -120 59 £463 -2.63% 28
South East -69 23 £539 -6.30% 10
Midlands -68 13 £475 -17.39% 4
North of England - 11 £428 - 10
South West -42 8 £419 -6.94% 1
West Midlands -57 8 £475 -17.39% 2
Yorkshire - 6 £428 - 5
East Midlands - 5 £600 - 2
North West - 5 £425 - 2
East of England -41 4 £282 - 2

For the 6 months to 22 September 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Azure Storage 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 Storage.

1 259 (100.00%) Azure
2 183 (70.66%) SQL
3 145 (55.98%) Azure SQL Database
4 142 (54.83%) Serverless
5 140 (54.05%) Azure Functions
6 127 (49.03%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 125 (48.26%) DevOps
8 113 (43.63%) Agile Software Development
9 101 (39.00%) Azure Data Factory
10 89 (34.36%) C#
10 89 (34.36%) Python
11 88 (33.98%) Databricks
12 86 (33.20%) .NET
13 80 (30.89%) Data Lake
14 77 (29.73%) Microsoft
15 75 (28.96%) Kubernetes
16 74 (28.57%) Analytics
17 73 (28.19%) Azure Logic Apps
18 64 (24.71%) Data Warehouse
19 62 (23.94%) T-SQL
20 61 (23.55%) Microservices
21 58 (22.39%) PowerShell
22 55 (21.24%) Azure Active Directory
23 54 (20.85%) Azure Synapse Analytics
24 52 (20.08%) Windows
25 51 (19.69%) AWS
26 50 (19.31%) .NET Core
26 50 (19.31%) Power Platform
27 49 (18.92%) Terraform
27 49 (18.92%) PaaS

Azure Storage
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 42 (16.22%) Apache Spark
2 32 (12.36%) BizTalk Server
3 31 (11.97%) SharePoint
4 26 (10.04%) Apache
5 12 (4.63%) Apache Airflow
6 9 (3.47%) Confluence
7 8 (3.09%) Apache Pig
8 7 (2.70%) nginx
9 3 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.77%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.77%) Mule
11 1 (0.39%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.39%) IIS
11 1 (0.39%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.39%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (3.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.54%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (1.16%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 259 (100.00%) Azure
2 142 (54.83%) Serverless
3 140 (54.05%) Azure Functions
4 127 (49.03%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 101 (39.00%) Azure Data Factory
6 73 (28.19%) Azure Logic Apps
7 55 (21.24%) Azure Active Directory
8 54 (20.85%) Azure Synapse Analytics
9 51 (19.69%) AWS
10 50 (19.31%) Power Platform
11 49 (18.92%) PaaS
12 38 (14.67%) Azure Key Vault
13 34 (13.13%) AWS Lambda
14 33 (12.74%) IaaS
15 28 (10.81%) Azure App Service
16 27 (10.42%) Azure Service Bus
17 24 (9.27%) SaaS
18 21 (8.11%) Azure Stack
18 21 (8.11%) Microsoft 365
19 19 (7.34%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.41%) DNS
2 12 (4.63%) Network Security
2 12 (4.63%) SSL
3 8 (3.09%) Firewall
3 8 (3.09%) Internet
4 7 (2.70%) HTTP
4 7 (2.70%) VLAN
5 6 (2.32%) SAN
5 6 (2.32%) WAN
6 5 (1.93%) HTTPS
6 5 (1.93%) VPN
7 3 (1.16%) Cisco Firepower
7 3 (1.16%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.39%) FTP
8 1 (0.39%) IMAP
8 1 (0.39%) NAS
8 1 (0.39%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.39%) SMTP
8 1 (0.39%) SSH
8 1 (0.39%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (55.98%) Azure SQL Database
2 80 (30.89%) Data Lake
3 64 (24.71%) Data Warehouse
4 37 (14.29%) MongoDB
5 34 (13.13%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 29 (11.20%) Power BI
7 28 (10.81%) SQL Server
8 20 (7.72%) Redis
9 17 (6.56%) Hadoop
10 13 (5.02%) Big Data
11 12 (4.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 11 (4.25%) Delta Lake
12 11 (4.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 9 (3.47%) NoSQL
14 8 (3.09%) Amazon RDS
14 8 (3.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 8 (3.09%) SAP HANA
14 8 (3.09%) Snowflake Schema
15 6 (2.32%) Parquet
16 5 (1.93%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 30 (11.58%) Git (software)
2 23 (8.88%) JIRA
3 10 (3.86%) Jenkins
4 8 (3.09%) Bitbucket
5 7 (2.70%) SonarQube
6 6 (2.32%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (1.54%) PowerDesigner
8 3 (1.16%) GitLab
8 3 (1.16%) SpecFlow
8 3 (1.16%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.77%) Ant
9 2 (0.77%) Maven
9 2 (0.77%) MSBuild
9 2 (0.77%) MSTest
9 2 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.77%) tSQLt
9 2 (0.77%) Visual Studio Code
10 1 (0.39%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.39%) Hudson
10 1 (0.39%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 28 (10.81%) Finance
2 27 (10.42%) Social Skills
3 16 (6.18%) Public Sector
4 13 (5.02%) Retail
5 12 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.70%) Marketing
7 6 (2.32%) Presentation Skills
8 5 (1.93%) Electronics
8 5 (1.93%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.93%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.54%) Aerospace
9 4 (1.54%) Front Office
9 4 (1.54%) Law
10 3 (1.16%) Back Office
10 3 (1.16%) Banking
10 3 (1.16%) Documentation Skills
10 3 (1.16%) Legal
11 2 (0.77%) Local Government
12 1 (0.39%) Automotive
12 1 (0.39%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 78 (30.12%) Azure Engineer
2 66 (25.48%) Developer
3 43 (16.60%) Architect
3 43 (16.60%) Azure Developer
4 42 (16.22%) Data Engineer
5 29 (11.20%) Azure Architect
6 25 (9.65%) .NET Developer
7 19 (7.34%) Data Architect
7 19 (7.34%) Solutions Architect
8 17 (6.56%) C# Developer
8 17 (6.56%) DevOps Engineer
8 17 (6.56%) Energy Trading Developer
9 15 (5.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 14 (5.41%) Software Engineer
11 13 (5.02%) Azure DevOps
12 11 (4.25%) Azure Software Engineer
12 11 (4.25%) Consultant
13 9 (3.47%) Azure Consultant
13 9 (3.47%) Cloud Engineer
13 9 (3.47%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (33.20%) .NET
2 50 (19.31%) .NET Core
3 33 (12.74%) JSON
4 30 (11.58%) Kafka
5 19 (7.34%) ARM Templates
6 15 (5.79%) ASP.NET
7 13 (5.02%) XML
8 12 (4.63%) .NET Framework
9 10 (3.86%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (3.47%) Web Services
11 8 (3.09%) React
11 8 (3.09%) RESTful
12 7 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web API
12 7 (2.70%) Entity Framework
12 7 (2.70%) REST
12 7 (2.70%) YAML
13 6 (2.32%) AngularJS
14 5 (1.93%) Node.js
14 5 (1.93%) NumPy
14 5 (1.93%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 48 (18.53%) Cloud Native
2 31 (11.97%) Legacy Systems
3 16 (6.18%) Linux Command Line
4 13 (5.02%) Legacy Applications
5 10 (3.86%) Replication
6 9 (3.47%) Data Protection Act
7 7 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (2.32%) Data Centre
9 5 (1.93%) Enterprise Cloud
9 5 (1.93%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.93%) NHS
9 5 (1.93%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.93%) Renewable Energy
10 4 (1.54%) BYOD
10 4 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (1.54%) Reinsurance
10 4 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
11 3 (1.16%) Private Cloud
11 3 (1.16%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.77%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 52 (20.08%) Windows
2 26 (10.04%) Linux
3 14 (5.41%) Windows Server
4 12 (4.63%) VMS
5 8 (3.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.93%) Debian
6 5 (1.93%) Ubuntu
7 4 (1.54%) Unix
8 3 (1.16%) Windows Server 2016
8 3 (1.16%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.39%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (48.26%) DevOps
2 113 (43.63%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (28.57%) Analytics
4 61 (23.55%) Microservices
5 47 (18.15%) Data Engineering
6 46 (17.76%) Software Engineering
7 45 (17.37%) ETL
8 40 (15.44%) Full Stack Development
9 39 (15.06%) SDLC
10 38 (14.67%) Business Intelligence
10 38 (14.67%) Scrum
11 35 (13.51%) Data Development
12 30 (11.58%) Data Modelling
13 27 (10.42%) Continuous Improvement
14 24 (9.27%) Infrastructure as Code
14 24 (9.27%) Migration
15 22 (8.49%) API Development
16 20 (7.72%) Information Security
17 19 (7.34%) Configuration Management
17 19 (7.34%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 183 (70.66%) SQL
2 89 (34.36%) C#
2 89 (34.36%) Python
3 62 (23.94%) T-SQL
4 58 (22.39%) PowerShell
5 38 (14.67%) JavaScript
6 37 (14.29%) Java
7 35 (13.51%) Go
7 35 (13.51%) PL/SQL
8 31 (11.97%) C++
9 17 (6.56%) Bash Shell
10 15 (5.79%) Scala
11 9 (3.47%) PHP
12 8 (3.09%) Perl
13 6 (2.32%) TypeScript
14 4 (1.54%) Shell Script
15 3 (1.16%) C
16 2 (0.77%) R
16 2 (0.77%) U-SQL
17 1 (0.39%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 7 (2.70%) ISEB
2 5 (1.93%) Degree
3 4 (1.54%) MCSE
3 4 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.16%) CCNA
4 3 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.16%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.16%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.39%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.25%) QA
2 10 (3.86%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.39%) IFRS
3 1 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.39%) Solvency II
System Software
1 48 (18.53%) Active Directory
2 21 (8.11%) Docker
3 17 (6.56%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (1.93%) HDFS
7 1 (0.39%) Ceph
7 1 (0.39%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.39%) KVM
7 1 (0.39%) NFS
7 1 (0.39%) QEMU
7 1 (0.39%) Samba
7 1 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 75 (28.96%) Kubernetes
2 49 (18.92%) Terraform
3 10 (3.86%) Ansible
4 6 (2.32%) vCenter Server
5 5 (1.93%) Ambari
5 5 (1.93%) Hadoop YARN
5 5 (1.93%) Oozie
5 5 (1.93%) PowerCLI
5 5 (1.93%) Puppet
6 4 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.77%) vRealize
7 2 (0.77%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 1 (0.39%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.39%) Nagios
Vendors
1 88 (33.98%) Databricks
2 77 (29.73%) Microsoft
3 40 (15.44%) MuleSoft
4 34 (13.13%) Oracle
5 23 (8.88%) Atlassian
6 21 (8.11%) SAP
7 17 (6.56%) Cloudera
8 10 (3.86%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (3.47%) Hortonworks
9 9 (3.47%) VMware
10 8 (3.09%) F5
10 8 (3.09%) NetApp
10 8 (3.09%) Red Hat
11 5 (1.93%) Cisco
11 5 (1.93%) Citrix
11 5 (1.93%) Nimble Storage
12 4 (1.54%) BiZZdesign
13 3 (1.16%) 3PAR
13 3 (1.16%) Google
13 3 (1.16%) HP