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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 1 July 2022 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
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 703 548 560
Rank change year-on-year -155 +12 +166
Contract jobs citing Azure Storage 156 206 40
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.31% 0.097%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.49% 0.87% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 117 23
10th Percentile £413 £408 £400
25th Percentile £462 £450 £415
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £613 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% +5.00% +2.04%
75th Percentile £755 £613 £571
90th Percentile £863 £650 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £431 £500
% change year-on-year +27.54% -13.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 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 31,985 23,655 12,778
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.95% 35.96% 31.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,248 16,865 9,007
10th Percentile £345 £325 £308
25th Percentile £450 £413 £403
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £510 £500
Median % change year-on-year +7.84% +2.00% -
75th Percentile £650 £600 £595
90th Percentile £747 £679 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £463 £463
% change year-on-year +8.11% - +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 383 389 187
10th Percentile £13.88 £12.23 £12.75
25th Percentile £15.25 £14.50 £16.38
Median hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +2.33% +7.50% -2.44%
75th Percentile £50.39 £45.00 £29.88
90th Percentile £67.50 £65.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £20.00 £19.60
% change year-on-year -3.76% +2.07% +3.81%

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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
England -115 142 £625 +19.05% 34
London -88 105 £638 +10.87% 7
Work from Home -124 65 £550 +4.76% 9
UK excluding London -66 30 £550 +27.54% 29
South East -36 11 £475 +1.17% 8
East of England -21 6 £625 +121.63% 5
North of England -57 5 £613 +43.27% 5
Midlands -40 4 £550 +1.15% 7
West Midlands -33 3 £513 +5.13% 5
North East - 3 £731 -
Scotland -10 2 £513 - 2
South West -17 2 £519 +53.70% 2
North West -40 2 £400 -5.88% 1
East Midlands -12 1 £600 - 2

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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.

1 156 (100.00%) Azure
2 75 (48.08%) DevOps
3 72 (46.15%) SQL
4 70 (44.87%) CI/CD
5 68 (43.59%) PowerShell
6 59 (37.82%) Microsoft
7 55 (35.26%) C#
8 53 (33.97%) SQL Server
9 52 (33.33%) Python
9 52 (33.33%) Azure SQL Database
9 52 (33.33%) Azure DevOps
10 50 (32.05%) Serverless
11 49 (31.41%) Azure Functions
12 46 (29.49%) Terraform
13 45 (28.85%) Agile
14 43 (27.56%) Azure Key Vault
14 43 (27.56%) Azure Data Factory
15 42 (26.92%) Azure Logic Apps
16 38 (24.36%) Kubernetes
16 38 (24.36%) Windows
17 37 (23.72%) .NET
18 35 (22.44%) Databricks
19 32 (20.51%) T-SQL
19 32 (20.51%) Active Directory
19 32 (20.51%) PaaS
20 31 (19.87%) Test Automation
20 31 (19.87%) Azure Active Directory
21 30 (19.23%) Data Lake
21 30 (19.23%) Finance
22 28 (17.95%) AWS

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 20 (12.82%) Apache Spark
2 15 (9.62%) BizTalk Server
3 13 (8.33%) Apache
4 10 (6.41%) Apache Pig
5 6 (3.85%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.92%) nginx
7 2 (1.28%) Jupyter
8 1 (0.64%) Apache Synapse
8 1 (0.64%) Confluence
8 1 (0.64%) IIS
8 1 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.64%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.28%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.64%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 156 (100.00%) Azure
2 52 (33.33%) Azure DevOps
3 50 (32.05%) Serverless
4 49 (31.41%) Azure Functions
5 43 (27.56%) Azure Data Factory
5 43 (27.56%) Azure Key Vault
6 42 (26.92%) Azure Logic Apps
7 32 (20.51%) PaaS
8 31 (19.87%) Azure Active Directory
9 28 (17.95%) AWS
10 26 (16.67%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 23 (14.74%) Azure AKS
11 23 (14.74%) IaaS
12 21 (13.46%) Power Platform
13 19 (12.18%) Azure Service Bus
14 16 (10.26%) Azure Monitor
15 12 (7.69%) Azure Synapse Analytics
16 10 (6.41%) AWS Lambda
16 10 (6.41%) GitHub
17 9 (5.77%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.97%) DNS
1 14 (8.97%) Network Security
2 13 (8.33%) Firewall
3 9 (5.77%) HTTP
4 8 (5.13%) WAN
5 7 (4.49%) DHCP
6 5 (3.21%) SSH
6 5 (3.21%) VPN
6 5 (3.21%) Wireless
7 4 (2.56%) SD-WAN
8 3 (1.92%) Internet
8 3 (1.92%) SSL
8 3 (1.92%) VLAN
9 2 (1.28%) MPLS
10 1 (0.64%) FTP
10 1 (0.64%) LAN
10 1 (0.64%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (0.64%) SMTP
10 1 (0.64%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.64%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (33.97%) SQL Server
2 52 (33.33%) Azure SQL Database
3 30 (19.23%) Data Lake
4 20 (12.82%) Data Warehouse
5 19 (12.18%) Power BI
6 16 (10.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (8.97%) MongoDB
8 11 (7.05%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 9 (5.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 9 (5.77%) Relational Database
9 9 (5.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (4.49%) Amazon RDS
10 7 (4.49%) Big Data
10 7 (4.49%) Neo4j
10 7 (4.49%) Parquet
10 7 (4.49%) SAP HANA
10 7 (4.49%) Tableau
11 6 (3.85%) NoSQL
12 3 (1.92%) Apache Hive
12 3 (1.92%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 23 (14.74%) Git (software)
1 23 (14.74%) Jenkins
2 14 (8.97%) Visual Studio Team System
3 9 (5.77%) Visual Studio
3 9 (5.77%) Visual Studio Code
4 8 (5.13%) MSI
5 7 (4.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 6 (3.85%) Chocolatey
7 3 (1.92%) SonarQube
8 2 (1.28%) Axure RP
8 2 (1.28%) ER Studio
8 2 (1.28%) ERwin
8 2 (1.28%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (1.28%) PowerDesigner
9 1 (0.64%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.64%) JIRA
9 1 (0.64%) Selenium
9 1 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 30 (19.23%) Finance
2 27 (17.31%) Social Skills
3 19 (12.18%) Banking
4 17 (10.90%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (7.69%) Public Sector
6 8 (5.13%) Billing
7 7 (4.49%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.92%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.28%) Electronics
9 2 (1.28%) Law
9 2 (1.28%) Marketing
9 2 (1.28%) Presentation Skills
9 2 (1.28%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.64%) Advertising
10 1 (0.64%) Front Office
10 1 (0.64%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 1 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 51 (32.69%) Azure Engineer
2 44 (28.21%) Developer
3 30 (19.23%) Azure Developer
4 24 (15.38%) Cloud Engineer
5 22 (14.10%) Architect
6 19 (12.18%) Data Engineer
7 17 (10.90%) .NET Developer
8 16 (10.26%) C# Developer
9 14 (8.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 12 (7.69%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
11 11 (7.05%) Azure Architect
11 11 (7.05%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
11 11 (7.05%) Solutions Architect
12 10 (6.41%) Infrastructure Services Engineer
13 9 (5.77%) Backend Developer
13 9 (5.77%) C# .NET Developer
13 9 (5.77%) Security Engineer
14 8 (5.13%) Python Developer
15 7 (4.49%) Azure Data Engineer
15 7 (4.49%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (23.72%) .NET
2 22 (14.10%) JSON
3 13 (8.33%) Pandas
4 11 (7.05%) .NET Core
4 11 (7.05%) ARM Templates
4 11 (7.05%) RESTful
5 10 (6.41%) PySpark
6 9 (5.77%) Kafka
7 8 (5.13%) Dask
7 8 (5.13%) FastAPI
8 5 (3.21%) .NET Framework
8 5 (3.21%) Matplotlib
8 5 (3.21%) NumPy
8 5 (3.21%) scikit-learn
8 5 (3.21%) Seaborn
8 5 (3.21%) XML
8 5 (3.21%) YAML
9 4 (2.56%) REST
9 4 (2.56%) TensorFlow
10 3 (1.92%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.33%) Cloud Native
2 12 (7.69%) Public Cloud
3 11 (7.05%) Hybrid Cloud
4 9 (5.77%) Legacy Systems
5 5 (3.21%) PKI
6 4 (2.56%) Algorithms
6 4 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.56%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (1.92%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.92%) Legacy Applications
7 3 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.28%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.28%) IoT
9 1 (0.64%) Biotechnology
9 1 (0.64%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.64%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.64%) FMCG
9 1 (0.64%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.64%) Reinsurance
9 1 (0.64%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 38 (24.36%) Windows
2 11 (7.05%) Linux
3 8 (5.13%) VMS
4 7 (4.49%) Debian
4 7 (4.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (4.49%) Ubuntu
5 3 (1.92%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.28%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (48.08%) DevOps
2 70 (44.87%) CI/CD
3 45 (28.85%) Agile
4 31 (19.87%) Test Automation
5 28 (17.95%) Analytics
6 27 (17.31%) Infrastructure as Code
6 27 (17.31%) Migration
7 26 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
7 26 (16.67%) Microservices
8 23 (14.74%) Problem-Solving
9 22 (14.10%) Full Stack Development
10 21 (13.46%) Continuous Delivery
11 18 (11.54%) Deployment Automation
11 18 (11.54%) Software Engineering
12 17 (10.90%) ETL
13 15 (9.62%) Data Engineering
13 15 (9.62%) Machine Learning
14 14 (8.97%) Network Virtualisation
15 13 (8.33%) Data Analysis
16 12 (7.69%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 72 (46.15%) SQL
2 68 (43.59%) PowerShell
3 55 (35.26%) C#
4 52 (33.33%) Python
5 32 (20.51%) T-SQL
6 22 (14.10%) JavaScript
7 17 (10.90%) Go
8 11 (7.05%) Bash
8 11 (7.05%) Java
9 10 (6.41%) C++
9 10 (6.41%) PL/SQL
10 7 (4.49%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 7 (4.49%) Perl
10 7 (4.49%) PHP
11 5 (3.21%) Bicep
12 2 (1.28%) R
12 2 (1.28%) VB
12 2 (1.28%) VBScript
13 1 (0.64%) Scala
13 1 (0.64%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 13 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.77%) Degree
3 8 (5.13%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.92%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.28%) MCSA
5 2 (1.28%) MCSE
5 2 (1.28%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.21%) QA
2 3 (1.92%) Data Quality
System Software
1 32 (20.51%) Active Directory
2 24 (15.38%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (4.49%) Docker
4 2 (1.28%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.64%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 46 (29.49%) Terraform
2 38 (24.36%) Kubernetes
3 11 (7.05%) Puppet
4 6 (3.85%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (3.21%) FortiGate
5 5 (3.21%) SCCM
6 4 (2.56%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 3 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.92%) SCOM
8 2 (1.28%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (1.28%) WSUS
9 1 (0.64%) Ansible
9 1 (0.64%) Grafana
9 1 (0.64%) Kibana
9 1 (0.64%) logstash
9 1 (0.64%) Nagios
9 1 (0.64%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 59 (37.82%) Microsoft
2 35 (22.44%) Databricks
3 17 (10.90%) MuleSoft
4 14 (8.97%) Oracle
5 12 (7.69%) SAP
6 10 (6.41%) Red Hat
7 8 (5.13%) Palo Alto
8 7 (4.49%) BiZZdesign
8 7 (4.49%) Cloudera
8 7 (4.49%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (3.21%) Aruba
9 5 (3.21%) CheckPoint
9 5 (3.21%) Cisco
9 5 (3.21%) Citrix
9 5 (3.21%) Juniper
9 5 (3.21%) Zscaler
10 4 (2.56%) VMware
11 3 (1.92%) F5
11 3 (1.92%) NetApp
11 3 (1.92%) Talend