Microsoft Azure
UK

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Azure over the 6 months to 4 March 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
4 Mar 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 6 5 5
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Contract jobs citing Azure 6,075 10,737 15,108
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 13.69% 16.54% 16.93%
As % of the Cloud Services category 41.67% 44.46% 43.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,403 7,841 10,932
10th Percentile £340 £400 £398
25th Percentile £425 £463 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £530 £563 £550
Median % change year-on-year -5.78% +2.27% +10.00%
75th Percentile £638 £675 £650
90th Percentile £738 £750 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 115 95
10th Percentile £17.76 £17.73 £16.55
25th Percentile £22.55 £25.00 £26.75
Median hourly rate £46.18 £57.50 £50.77
Median % change year-on-year -19.69% +13.26% -0.45%
75th Percentile £61.60 £70.00 £63.93
90th Percentile £73.80 £74.50 £66.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £65.00 £45.14
% change year-on-year -23.08% +44.00% -4.97%

All Cloud Skills
UK

Azure 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.

Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 14,579 24,152 34,636
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.84% 37.20% 38.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,375 17,269 25,159
10th Percentile £281 £325 £350
25th Percentile £413 £450 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £635 £650 £638
90th Percentile £725 £743 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £508 £486
% change year-on-year -2.46% +4.53% +7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 350 394 458
10th Percentile £14.11 £14.61 £13.25
25th Percentile £16.06 £16.51 £15.50
Median hourly rate £21.37 £25.00 £21.50
Median % change year-on-year -14.52% +16.28% -4.44%
75th Percentile £46.18 £65.00 £48.55
90th Percentile £65.75 £70.75 £65.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £21.66 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.88% +17.05% -6.33%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Azure in the UK

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for Azure in the UK

Azure
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure over the 6 months to 4 March 2024.

Daily rate histogram for Azure in the UK

Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for Azure in the UK

Azure
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Azure over the 6 months to 4 March 2024.

Hourly rate histogram for Azure in the UK

Azure
Top 18 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Azure within the UK over the 6 months to 4 March 2024. 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 0 5,130 £550 -2.65% 4,149
London 0 2,862 £563 -6.25% 1,546
Work from Home -1 2,495 £525 -4.55% 2,637
UK excluding London -4 2,369 £500 -4.76% 2,865
South East -4 602 £535 -2.73% 632
North of England -5 551 £475 -9.52% 861
South West -3 390 £520 -9.57% 316
Midlands +1 373 £500 - 504
North West -9 310 £495 -5.71% 498
West Midlands +1 278 £525 +5.00% 282
Scotland +1 261 £475 -5.00% 202
Yorkshire -3 216 £475 -13.64% 300
East of England -18 110 £455 -9.00% 247
East Midlands -4 89 £450 -4.76% 221
Wales +4 83 £500 -13.64% 111
North East +4 30 £500 -11.11% 70
Northern Ireland +15 21 £563 +40.63% 50
Isle of Man - 5 £388 - 6

Azure
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 380 (6.26%) SharePoint
2 298 (4.91%) Microsoft Exchange
3 139 (2.29%) Confluence
4 100 (1.65%) Apache Spark
5 76 (1.25%) Apache
6 60 (0.99%) IIS
7 54 (0.89%) Apache Airflow
8 35 (0.58%) CMS
9 27 (0.44%) nginx
10 25 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
11 23 (0.38%) Tomcat
12 20 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
13 18 (0.30%) SAS
14 15 (0.25%) JBoss
15 14 (0.23%) Umbraco
16 13 (0.21%) Skype for Business
17 10 (0.16%) Jupyter
18 8 (0.13%) Headless CMS
18 8 (0.13%) Kentico
18 8 (0.13%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 160 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
2 73 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 53 (0.87%) MS Visio
4 21 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
5 18 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 8 (0.13%) Chatbot
6 8 (0.13%) Sketch
7 6 (0.099%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.049%) Trello
9 2 (0.033%) InVision
10 1 (0.016%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.016%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.016%) InDesign
10 1 (0.016%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.016%) Marvel
10 1 (0.016%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.016%) PlantUML
Business Applications
1 147 (2.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 50 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
3 20 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
4 18 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 18 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
5 13 (0.21%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 11 (0.18%) Endur
7 10 (0.16%) Teamcenter
8 9 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
8 9 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
8 9 (0.15%) Shopify
8 9 (0.15%) Temenos T24
9 7 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
9 7 (0.12%) Elite 3E
10 6 (0.099%) Dynamics GP
11 4 (0.066%) Infor SunSystems
11 4 (0.066%) Maximo
11 4 (0.066%) SAP GRC
11 4 (0.066%) SAP HR
12 3 (0.049%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 1,511 (24.87%) AWS
2 1,189 (19.57%) Azure DevOps
3 829 (13.65%) Microsoft 365
4 669 (11.01%) Power Platform
5 631 (10.39%) Entra ID
6 614 (10.11%) GCP
7 352 (5.79%) Azure Data Factory
8 306 (5.04%) Dynamics 365
9 291 (4.79%) Serverless
10 252 (4.15%) GitHub
11 227 (3.74%) PaaS
12 206 (3.39%) Azure Functions
12 206 (3.39%) IaaS
13 200 (3.29%) Azure Monitor
14 197 (3.24%) SaaS
15 196 (3.23%) Azure Service Bus
16 187 (3.08%) Azure Synapse Analytics
17 179 (2.95%) Power Automate
18 175 (2.88%) PowerApps
19 161 (2.65%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 470 (7.74%) Firewall
2 283 (4.66%) DNS
3 176 (2.90%) Network Security
4 165 (2.72%) VPN
5 153 (2.52%) DHCP
6 122 (2.01%) WAN
7 105 (1.73%) LAN
8 93 (1.53%) SAN
9 85 (1.40%) TCP/IP
10 81 (1.33%) SSL
11 54 (0.89%) BGP
12 45 (0.74%) VLAN
13 38 (0.63%) MPLS
14 37 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
15 36 (0.59%) HTTP
16 34 (0.56%) Wireless
17 32 (0.53%) SD-WAN
18 31 (0.51%) Internet
19 27 (0.44%) OSPF
20 26 (0.43%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 557 (9.17%) SQL Server
2 475 (7.82%) Power BI
3 306 (5.04%) Data Warehouse
4 303 (4.99%) Data Lake
5 212 (3.49%) Azure SQL Database
6 188 (3.09%) NoSQL
7 173 (2.85%) PostgreSQL
8 147 (2.42%) Big Data
9 122 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 121 (1.99%) MySQL
11 95 (1.56%) Relational Database
12 82 (1.35%) MongoDB
13 70 (1.15%) Tableau
14 65 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 48 (0.79%) Metadata
16 43 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 41 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
18 37 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
18 37 (0.61%) RDBMS
19 36 (0.59%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 385 (6.34%) Git
2 319 (5.25%) JIRA
3 222 (3.65%) Jenkins
4 137 (2.26%) GitLab
5 98 (1.61%) Selenium
6 67 (1.10%) Postman
7 58 (0.95%) Visual Studio
8 56 (0.92%) SpecFlow
9 53 (0.87%) TeamCity
10 51 (0.84%) SonarQube
11 44 (0.72%) Maven
12 43 (0.71%) Cypress.io
13 39 (0.64%) Cucumber
14 38 (0.63%) JMeter
15 33 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
16 31 (0.51%) Bitbucket
17 27 (0.44%) Octopus Deploy
18 24 (0.40%) NUnit
19 22 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
19 22 (0.36%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 1,284 (21.14%) Social Skills
2 1,095 (18.02%) Finance
3 642 (10.57%) Public Sector
4 455 (7.49%) Analytical Skills
5 318 (5.23%) Banking
6 166 (2.73%) Marketing
7 130 (2.14%) Front Office
8 121 (1.99%) Telecoms
9 113 (1.86%) Manufacturing
9 113 (1.86%) Presentation Skills
9 113 (1.86%) Retail
10 84 (1.38%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 82 (1.35%) Law
12 75 (1.23%) Electronics
13 72 (1.19%) Documentation Skills
14 70 (1.15%) Legal
15 62 (1.02%) Organisational Skills
16 58 (0.95%) Influencing Skills
16 58 (0.95%) Investment Banking
17 45 (0.74%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1,066 (17.55%) Developer
2 957 (15.75%) Architect
3 622 (10.24%) Senior
4 603 (9.93%) Azure Engineer
5 407 (6.70%) Analyst
6 362 (5.96%) Data Engineer
7 356 (5.86%) Lead
8 303 (4.99%) Solutions Architect
9 299 (4.92%) DevOps Engineer
10 261 (4.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 247 (4.07%) Consultant
12 246 (4.05%) .NET Developer
13 226 (3.72%) Cloud Engineer
14 184 (3.03%) Azure Architect
15 181 (2.98%) Project Manager
15 181 (2.98%) Support Engineer
16 162 (2.67%) Software Engineer
17 161 (2.65%) Azure DevOps Engineer
18 160 (2.63%) Data Architect
19 159 (2.62%) Azure Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 750 (12.35%) .NET
2 278 (4.58%) React
3 233 (3.84%) REST
4 182 (3.00%) .NET Core
5 174 (2.86%) HTML
6 169 (2.78%) AngularJS
7 156 (2.57%) Node.js
8 155 (2.55%) .NET Framework
9 153 (2.52%) Kafka
10 151 (2.49%) Web Services
11 149 (2.45%) CSS
12 141 (2.32%) JSON
13 119 (1.96%) XML
14 116 (1.91%) PySpark
15 115 (1.89%) ARM Templates
16 114 (1.88%) ASP.NET
17 112 (1.84%) RESTful
18 103 (1.70%) YAML
19 76 (1.25%) SailPoint
20 70 (1.15%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 281 (4.63%) Product Ownership
2 188 (3.09%) Data Centre
3 170 (2.80%) Cloud Native
4 168 (2.77%) Public Cloud
5 162 (2.67%) PKI
6 143 (2.35%) Management Information System
7 115 (1.89%) Onboarding
8 105 (1.73%) Data Structures
9 93 (1.53%) Derivative
10 84 (1.38%) Greenfield Project
11 82 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
12 81 (1.33%) Data Protection Act
13 73 (1.20%) Fixed Income
14 70 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
15 63 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 62 (1.02%) Hedge funds
16 62 (1.02%) NHS
17 56 (0.92%) Equities
18 53 (0.87%) Mobile App
19 52 (0.86%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 954 (15.70%) Windows
2 520 (8.56%) Linux
3 405 (6.67%) Windows Server
4 174 (2.86%) Windows 10
5 137 (2.26%) Unix
6 106 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 88 (1.45%) Windows Server 2019
8 82 (1.35%) Windows Server 2016
9 77 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
10 68 (1.12%) Android
11 53 (0.87%) Apple iOS
12 52 (0.86%) Mac OS
13 34 (0.56%) VMS
14 27 (0.44%) Windows 7
15 25 (0.41%) Solaris
15 25 (0.41%) Ubuntu
16 18 (0.30%) AIX
16 18 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
17 16 (0.26%) Mac OS X
18 14 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,005 (33.00%) DevOps
2 1,603 (26.39%) Agile
3 846 (13.93%) CI/CD
4 750 (12.35%) Migration
5 749 (12.33%) Problem-Solving
6 600 (9.88%) Business Intelligence
7 547 (9.00%) Analytics
8 464 (7.64%) Software Engineering
9 437 (7.19%) Infrastructure as Code
10 431 (7.09%) Scrum
11 394 (6.49%) Test Automation
12 375 (6.17%) Data Modelling
13 357 (5.88%) ETL
14 341 (5.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 340 (5.60%) Microservices
16 330 (5.43%) Cybersecurity
17 326 (5.37%) ITIL
18 325 (5.35%) Stakeholder Management
19 290 (4.77%) Computer Science
20 285 (4.69%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1,190 (19.59%) SQL
2 1,050 (17.28%) Python
3 772 (12.71%) C#
4 707 (11.64%) PowerShell
5 432 (7.11%) JavaScript
6 347 (5.71%) Java
7 198 (3.26%) TypeScript
8 180 (2.96%) Bash
9 104 (1.71%) T-SQL
10 99 (1.63%) Bicep
11 85 (1.40%) Scala
12 74 (1.22%) C++
13 73 (1.20%) Go
14 66 (1.09%) R
15 64 (1.05%) Shell Script
16 56 (0.92%) PL/SQL
17 53 (0.87%) PHP
18 48 (0.79%) Data Analysis Expressions
19 47 (0.77%) C
20 46 (0.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 842 (13.86%) Security Cleared
2 672 (11.06%) SC Cleared
3 575 (9.47%) Degree
4 273 (4.49%) Azure Certification
5 226 (3.72%) DV Cleared
6 178 (2.93%) Computer Science Degree
7 139 (2.29%) Microsoft Certification
8 92 (1.51%) CISSP
9 82 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
10 78 (1.28%) AWS Certification
11 71 (1.17%) BPSS Clearance
12 55 (0.91%) Master's Degree
13 47 (0.77%) CISM
14 42 (0.69%) CCNA
15 37 (0.61%) CCNP
16 34 (0.56%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
17 32 (0.53%) ISTQB
18 28 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
18 28 (0.46%) MCSE
19 27 (0.44%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 231 (3.80%) QA
2 158 (2.60%) Data Quality
3 92 (1.51%) NIST
4 88 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 69 (1.14%) PCI DSS
6 67 (1.10%) SLA
7 62 (1.02%) GDPR
8 48 (0.79%) NCSC
9 37 (0.61%) PMO
10 34 (0.56%) Accessibility
11 24 (0.40%) Government Security Classifications
12 16 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
12 16 (0.26%) ISO 22301
13 15 (0.25%) GRC
14 14 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
15 10 (0.16%) NIST 800
15 10 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 8 (0.13%) COBIT
16 8 (0.13%) WCAG
17 7 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 930 (15.31%) Active Directory
2 460 (7.57%) Docker
3 230 (3.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 142 (2.34%) Hyper-V
5 139 (2.29%) Virtual Machines
6 97 (1.60%) Virtual Desktop
7 43 (0.71%) vSphere
8 37 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
9 18 (0.30%) XenApp
10 16 (0.26%) NFS
11 15 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
11 15 (0.25%) VMware NSX
12 14 (0.23%) Terminal Services
13 11 (0.18%) XenDesktop
14 10 (0.16%) BitLocker
15 9 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
16 8 (0.13%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 8 (0.13%) OpenAM
17 7 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
18 6 (0.099%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 651 (10.72%) Terraform
2 621 (10.22%) Kubernetes
3 323 (5.32%) Microsoft Intune
4 267 (4.40%) Ansible
5 209 (3.44%) SCCM
6 99 (1.63%) Single Sign-On
7 84 (1.38%) SCOM
8 83 (1.37%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 80 (1.32%) Puppet
10 76 (1.25%) Grafana
11 75 (1.23%) Prometheus
12 56 (0.92%) Progress Chef
13 41 (0.67%) WSUS
14 32 (0.53%) Nagios
15 29 (0.48%) Argo
15 29 (0.48%) Kibana
16 27 (0.44%) Jamf Pro
16 27 (0.44%) Packer
17 26 (0.43%) vCenter Server
18 23 (0.38%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 2,001 (32.94%) Microsoft
2 391 (6.44%) VMware
3 383 (6.30%) Databricks
4 314 (5.17%) Oracle
5 230 (3.79%) Google
6 195 (3.21%) SAP
7 161 (2.65%) Cisco
7 161 (2.65%) ServiceNow
8 121 (1.99%) Citrix
9 94 (1.55%) Splunk
10 83 (1.37%) Palo Alto
11 82 (1.35%) Red Hat
12 75 (1.23%) CyberArk
13 73 (1.20%) Atlassian
14 68 (1.12%) HP
15 64 (1.05%) Salesforce
16 60 (0.99%) NetApp
17 59 (0.97%) IBM
18 57 (0.94%) F5
19 52 (0.86%) SolarWinds