Period
to 21 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for HDInsight skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited HDInsight over the 6 months to 21 February 2020 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 HDInsight
UK
6 months to
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 659 773 814
Rank change year-on-year +114 +41 +11
Contract jobs citing HDInsight 73 113 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.11% 0.073%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.50% 0.51% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 65 60
UK median daily rate £500 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% -11.50%
10th Percentile £413 £449 £399
90th Percentile £613 £665 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £550 £450
% change year-on-year -9.09% +22.22% -20.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £45.00

HDInsight is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 14,531 22,079 22,152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.23% 22.28% 21.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,600 15,224 15,426
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.70% +8.82%
10th Percentile £319 £320 £313
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 253 252
UK median hourly rate £31.25 £35.00 £34.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +0.72% +28.70%
10th Percentile £13.97 £13.05 £15.02
90th Percentile £57.50 £55.80 £56.64
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £33.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year -20.45% -13.73% +56.12%

HDInsight
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing HDInsight as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for HDInsight in the UK

HDInsight
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing HDInsight.

Contractor daily rate trend for HDInsight in the UK

HDInsight
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HDInsight over the 6 months to 21 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HDInsight in the UK

HDInsight
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HDInsight within the UK over the 6 months to 21 February 2020. 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 +127 73 £500 -9.09% 24
UK excluding London +107 63 £500 -9.09% 17
South East +83 55 £500 -9.09% 9
London +104 10 £588 +13.25% 7
Midlands +69 7 £425 -14.05% 3
West Midlands +54 7 £425 -12.33% 3
North of England +69 1 - - 4
Yorkshire +48 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing HDInsight 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 HDInsight.

1 73 (100.00%) Azure
2 68 (93.15%) SQL
3 63 (86.30%) Analytics
4 62 (84.93%) Data Lake
4 62 (84.93%) Business Intelligence
4 62 (84.93%) Microsoft
5 60 (82.19%) Power BI
5 60 (82.19%) Power Platform
6 56 (76.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 52 (71.23%) DevOps
8 51 (69.86%) Agile Software Development
9 49 (67.12%) Data Management
10 48 (65.75%) Visual Studio
11 46 (63.01%) Security Testing
12 42 (57.53%) Test Automation
12 42 (57.53%) Data-Driven Testing
13 38 (52.05%) PowerShell
14 36 (49.32%) Infrastructure as Code
15 35 (47.95%) PaaS
16 33 (45.21%) Windows
17 32 (43.84%) IaaS
17 32 (43.84%) Virtual Machines
18 31 (42.47%) Visual Studio Team System
19 30 (41.10%) Continuous Integration
19 30 (41.10%) Continuous Delivery
20 28 (38.36%) Scrum
21 27 (36.99%) Python
22 23 (31.51%) ETL
23 21 (28.77%) Data Modelling
24 19 (26.03%) R

HDInsight
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 7 (9.59%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.37%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 73 (100.00%) Azure
2 60 (82.19%) Power Platform
3 35 (47.95%) PaaS
4 32 (43.84%) IaaS
5 12 (16.44%) Azure Data Factory
6 6 (8.22%) Azure Machine Learning
7 3 (4.11%) Data Lake Analytics
8 1 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.37%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (84.93%) Data Lake
2 60 (82.19%) Power BI
3 56 (76.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (17.81%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (17.81%) SQL Server
5 12 (16.44%) NoSQL
6 11 (15.07%) Apache Cassandra
6 11 (15.07%) MongoDB
7 7 (9.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (9.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (8.22%) Azure SQL Database
8 6 (8.22%) Big Data
8 6 (8.22%) Hadoop
9 5 (6.85%) Cosmos DB
9 5 (6.85%) MySQL
9 5 (6.85%) Relational Database
10 4 (5.48%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 3 (4.11%) PowerPivot
12 2 (2.74%) SAP HANA
13 1 (1.37%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 48 (65.75%) Visual Studio
2 31 (42.47%) Visual Studio Team System
3 4 (5.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (4.11%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.37%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.37%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (6.85%) Finance
2 4 (5.48%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (4.11%) Retail
4 1 (1.37%) Legal
4 1 (1.37%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 51 (69.86%) DevOps Engineer
2 29 (39.73%) Azure Engineer
3 23 (31.51%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 21 (28.77%) Data Engineer
5 13 (17.81%) Azure DevOps
6 8 (10.96%) Technical Engineer
7 7 (9.59%) Developer
8 6 (8.22%) Architect
8 6 (8.22%) Data Architect
9 5 (6.85%) Azure Architect
9 5 (6.85%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 5 (6.85%) SQL Developer
10 4 (5.48%) Machine Learning Engineer
11 3 (4.11%) Operations Engineer
11 3 (4.11%) PowerShell Engineer
11 3 (4.11%) SQL BI Developer
12 2 (2.74%) Azure Specialist
12 2 (2.74%) Lead DevOps
12 2 (2.74%) Lead DevOps Engineer
12 2 (2.74%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.11%) .NET
1 3 (4.11%) MDX
2 2 (2.74%) Kafka
3 1 (1.37%) PySpark
3 1 (1.37%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.74%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.37%) FMCG
3 1 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 33 (45.21%) Windows
2 1 (1.37%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (86.30%) Analytics
2 62 (84.93%) Business Intelligence
3 52 (71.23%) DevOps
4 51 (69.86%) Agile Software Development
5 49 (67.12%) Data Management
6 46 (63.01%) Security Testing
7 42 (57.53%) Data-Driven Testing
7 42 (57.53%) Test Automation
8 36 (49.32%) Infrastructure as Code
9 30 (41.10%) Continuous Delivery
9 30 (41.10%) Continuous Integration
10 28 (38.36%) Scrum
11 23 (31.51%) ETL
12 21 (28.77%) Data Modelling
13 17 (23.29%) Data Science
14 13 (17.81%) Project Delivery
15 6 (8.22%) Use Case
16 5 (6.85%) Business Analytics
16 5 (6.85%) Data Architecture
16 5 (6.85%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 68 (93.15%) SQL
2 38 (52.05%) PowerShell
3 27 (36.99%) Python
4 19 (26.03%) R
5 13 (17.81%) Scala
6 9 (12.33%) C#
7 4 (5.48%) C
7 4 (5.48%) T-SQL
8 3 (4.11%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 3 (4.11%) U-SQL
9 2 (2.74%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (4.11%) DBS Check
2 2 (2.74%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.11%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.37%) PMO
System Software
1 32 (43.84%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 62 (84.93%) Microsoft
2 13 (17.81%) Informatica
3 5 (6.85%) Oracle
4 4 (5.48%) Databricks
4 4 (5.48%) Tableau
5 2 (2.74%) SAP