Period
to 13 June 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 13 June 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
13 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 504 582 705
Rank change year-on-year +78 +123 +150
Contract jobs citing Azure Storage 192 36 140
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.083% 0.15%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.89% 0.27% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 21 87
10th Percentile £368 " £383
25th Percentile £454 £400 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £500 £495
Median % change year-on-year +8.00% +1.01% +1.54%
75th Percentile £628 £545 £575
90th Percentile £683 £575 £698
UK excluding London median daily rate £456 £494 £469
% change year-on-year -7.59% +5.33% -6.25%
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 21,482 13,229 25,239
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.04% 30.45% 27.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,419 9,340 17,567
10th Percentile £325 £306 £313
25th Percentile £413 £400 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £600 £594 £576
90th Percentile £675 £675 £656
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £463 £450
% change year-on-year -0.54% +2.78% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 348 204 281
10th Percentile £12.21 £12.75 £12.25
25th Percentile £14.50 £16.25 £14.86
Median hourly rate £21.05 £20.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +5.25% - +14.29%
75th Percentile £43.75 £33.94 £35.00
90th Percentile £63.00 £54.40 £52.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year - +11.43% +9.38%

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 13 June 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 14 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 13 June 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 +81 157 £550 +11.39% 39
London +30 109 £600 +26.32% 23
Work from Home - 61 £525 - 14
UK excluding London +14 35 £456 -7.59% 16
South East +14 14 £497 -0.53% 6
North of England +9 8 £426 +6.56% 2
Midlands -12 7 £600 +4.35% 3
Yorkshire +15 5 £428 +6.88% 2
East of England +5 4 £282 - 4
East Midlands - 4 £600 -
North West +1 3 £425 -22.02%
West Midlands -13 3 - - 3
Scotland - 1 - -
South West - 1 £338 - 1

For the 6 months to 13 June 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.

1 192 (100.00%) Azure
2 140 (72.92%) SQL
3 126 (65.63%) Azure SQL Database
4 124 (64.58%) Serverless
5 123 (64.06%) Azure Functions
6 91 (47.40%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 91 (47.40%) Agile Software Development
7 88 (45.83%) Azure Logic Apps
8 85 (44.27%) DevOps
9 76 (39.58%) Python
10 72 (37.50%) C#
11 68 (35.42%) Microsoft
12 66 (34.38%) T-SQL
13 65 (33.85%) Microservices
14 63 (32.81%) Azure Data Factory
14 63 (32.81%) Databricks
15 61 (31.77%) .NET
16 57 (29.69%) Kubernetes
17 55 (28.65%) Cloud Native
17 55 (28.65%) Power Platform
18 54 (28.13%) Data Lake
19 49 (25.52%) Software Engineering
20 47 (24.48%) AWS
21 46 (23.96%) MongoDB
22 45 (23.44%) Data Development
23 44 (22.92%) Oracle
23 44 (22.92%) PL/SQL
24 43 (22.40%) Data Engineering
25 42 (21.88%) Analytics
26 41 (21.35%) SDLC

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 39 (20.31%) BizTalk Server
2 22 (11.46%) Apache Spark
3 19 (9.90%) SharePoint
4 13 (6.77%) Apache
5 10 (5.21%) Apache Airflow
6 3 (1.56%) Apache Solr
7 2 (1.04%) Apache Pig
7 2 (1.04%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.52%) Confluence
8 1 (0.52%) IIS
8 1 (0.52%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (3.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 192 (100.00%) Azure
2 124 (64.58%) Serverless
3 123 (64.06%) Azure Functions
4 91 (47.40%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 88 (45.83%) Azure Logic Apps
6 63 (32.81%) Azure Data Factory
7 55 (28.65%) Power Platform
8 47 (24.48%) AWS
9 40 (20.83%) AWS Lambda
10 39 (20.31%) Azure Key Vault
11 37 (19.27%) Azure Synapse Analytics
12 30 (15.63%) PowerApps
13 27 (14.06%) Azure Service Bus
14 20 (10.42%) Azure Active Directory
15 19 (9.90%) Power Automate
16 17 (8.85%) PaaS
17 16 (8.33%) Azure App Service
18 13 (6.77%) Azure Stack
19 12 (6.25%) GitHub
19 12 (6.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.65%) Firewall
1 7 (3.65%) Network Security
2 5 (2.60%) HTTP
2 5 (2.60%) SSL
3 4 (2.08%) HTTPS
4 3 (1.56%) Cisco Firepower
4 3 (1.56%) DNS
4 3 (1.56%) VPN
5 1 (0.52%) FTP
5 1 (0.52%) IMAP
5 1 (0.52%) NAS
5 1 (0.52%) SAN
5 1 (0.52%) SMTP
5 1 (0.52%) SSH
5 1 (0.52%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.52%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (65.63%) Azure SQL Database
2 54 (28.13%) Data Lake
3 46 (23.96%) MongoDB
4 40 (20.83%) Data Warehouse
5 30 (15.63%) SQL Server
6 25 (13.02%) Power BI
7 22 (11.46%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 15 (7.81%) OLTP
9 11 (5.73%) Hadoop
10 10 (5.21%) Redis
10 10 (5.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (3.65%) Delta Lake
11 7 (3.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (3.13%) Apache Hive
12 6 (3.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 6 (3.13%) Parquet
13 5 (2.60%) Big Data
13 5 (2.60%) Snowflake Schema
13 5 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 4 (2.08%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 23 (11.98%) Git (software)
2 20 (10.42%) Visual Studio Team System
3 12 (6.25%) JIRA
4 6 (3.13%) Jenkins
5 4 (2.08%) SpecFlow
6 3 (1.56%) GitLab
6 3 (1.56%) webpack
7 2 (1.04%) Ant
7 2 (1.04%) Maven
7 2 (1.04%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.52%) Hudson
8 1 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (8.85%) Social Skills
2 8 (4.17%) Finance
2 8 (4.17%) Public Sector
2 8 (4.17%) Retail
3 7 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.56%) Aerospace
4 3 (1.56%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 56 (29.17%) Developer
2 47 (24.48%) Azure Engineer
3 35 (18.23%) Architect
4 29 (15.10%) Azure Developer
5 27 (14.06%) Data Engineer
6 25 (13.02%) Azure Architect
7 24 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
8 18 (9.38%) .NET Developer
9 16 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
10 15 (7.81%) Python Developer
11 14 (7.29%) Software Engineer
12 13 (6.77%) Senior Developer
13 12 (6.25%) Data Architect
13 12 (6.25%) Energy Trading Developer
13 12 (6.25%) Senior Python Developer
14 11 (5.73%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 11 (5.73%) Azure Software Engineer
15 8 (4.17%) Python Engineer
16 7 (3.65%) Azure DevOps
16 7 (3.65%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (31.77%) .NET
2 38 (19.79%) .NET Core
3 25 (13.02%) JSON
4 15 (7.81%) Kafka
4 15 (7.81%) XML
5 13 (6.77%) Web Services
6 10 (5.21%) ASP.NET
7 9 (4.69%) .NET Framework
8 7 (3.65%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (3.65%) Node.js
9 6 (3.13%) REST
10 5 (2.60%) CSS
10 5 (2.60%) React
11 4 (2.08%) ASP.NET Web API
12 3 (1.56%) Express
12 3 (1.56%) GraphQL
12 3 (1.56%) Redux
12 3 (1.56%) RESTful
12 3 (1.56%) Spring Boot
12 3 (1.56%) XHR
Miscellaneous
1 55 (28.65%) Cloud Native
2 8 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (3.65%) Replication
4 6 (3.13%) Data Protection Act
5 5 (2.60%) NHS
6 4 (2.08%) BYOD
6 4 (2.08%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (2.08%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.56%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.56%) Reinsurance
7 3 (1.56%) Renewable Energy
8 2 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.04%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.52%) LPAR
9 1 (0.52%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.52%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.52%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 28 (14.58%) Windows
2 12 (6.25%) VMS
3 9 (4.69%) Linux
4 3 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.04%) Debian
5 2 (1.04%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.04%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (47.40%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (44.27%) DevOps
3 65 (33.85%) Microservices
4 49 (25.52%) Software Engineering
5 45 (23.44%) Data Development
6 43 (22.40%) Data Engineering
7 42 (21.88%) Analytics
8 41 (21.35%) SDLC
9 32 (16.67%) Scrum
10 30 (15.63%) Continuous Improvement
11 29 (15.10%) Deployment Automation
11 29 (15.10%) ETL
12 25 (13.02%) Test Automation
13 24 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
14 21 (10.94%) Data Modelling
15 20 (10.42%) Continuous Delivery
16 17 (8.85%) Migration
17 15 (7.81%) Data Analytics
18 13 (6.77%) API Development
18 13 (6.77%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 140 (72.92%) SQL
2 76 (39.58%) Python
3 72 (37.50%) C#
4 66 (34.38%) T-SQL
5 44 (22.92%) PL/SQL
6 39 (20.31%) C++
7 38 (19.79%) Go
8 37 (19.27%) PowerShell
9 33 (17.19%) Java
10 24 (12.50%) JavaScript
11 10 (5.21%) Scala
12 3 (1.56%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.56%) ES6
12 3 (1.56%) PHP
12 3 (1.56%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.04%) Perl
13 2 (1.04%) R
13 2 (1.04%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.52%) C
14 1 (0.52%) VB6
Qualifications
1 6 (3.13%) ISEB
2 2 (1.04%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.13%) Data Quality
2 5 (2.60%) QA
System Software
1 21 (10.94%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.73%) Docker
3 6 (3.13%) HDFS
4 5 (2.60%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.52%) Ceph
6 1 (0.52%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.52%) KVM
6 1 (0.52%) NFS
6 1 (0.52%) QEMU
6 1 (0.52%) Samba
6 1 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 57 (29.69%) Kubernetes
2 32 (16.67%) Terraform
3 7 (3.65%) Ansible
4 5 (2.60%) Puppet
5 4 (2.08%) Ambari
5 4 (2.08%) Hadoop YARN
5 4 (2.08%) Oozie
5 4 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.52%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.52%) Nagios
6 1 (0.52%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 68 (35.42%) Microsoft
2 63 (32.81%) Databricks
3 44 (22.92%) Oracle
4 41 (21.35%) MuleSoft
5 9 (4.69%) Atlassian
6 5 (2.60%) Cloudera
7 4 (2.08%) Cisco
7 4 (2.08%) Hortonworks
8 3 (1.56%) Google
8 3 (1.56%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.56%) SAP
9 2 (1.04%) Cognizant
9 2 (1.04%) F5
9 2 (1.04%) StreamSets
9 2 (1.04%) VMware
9 2 (1.04%) Workday
10 1 (0.52%) BMC
10 1 (0.52%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.52%) Juniper