Period
to 22 January 2019

The median contractor rate for an Azure Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Engineer
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 111 162 164
Rank change year-on-year +51 +2 +11
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Engineer 61 16 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.47% 0.39% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.59% 0.43% 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 14 1
Berkshire median daily rate £525 £446 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -6.05% +65.22%
10th Percentile £419 £350 £463
90th Percentile £619 £553 £488
South East median daily rate £500 £484 £450
% change year-on-year +3.31% +7.56% +38.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - £18.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Berkshire
Contract vacancies in Berkshire with a recognized job title 3,827 3,733 3,647
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.48% 91.83% 92.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,874 1,970 1,948
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.72% +3.44% -
10th Percentile £216 £258 £238
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £433 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 101 173
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% - -25.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.50 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £42.25 £49.90
South East median hourly rate £20.25 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% +2.86% -10.23%

Azure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings that featured Azure Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Azure Engineer in Berkshire

Azure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure Engineer in Berkshire

Azure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure Engineer in Berkshire over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure Engineer in Berkshire

Azure Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Azure Engineer within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 22 January 2019. 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
Reading +28 45 £525 +3.19% 2
Bracknell - 1 £500 -
Azure Engineer
South East

Azure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, Azure Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region featuring Azure Engineer in the job title.

1 61 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (65.57%) IaaS
3 35 (57.38%) Microsoft
4 34 (55.74%) DevOps
4 34 (55.74%) PowerShell
5 31 (50.82%) Windows
6 29 (47.54%) PaaS
7 27 (44.26%) Visual Studio Team System
8 23 (37.70%) Analytics
8 23 (37.70%) Virtual Machines
9 15 (24.59%) HDInsight
9 15 (24.59%) Data Lake
9 15 (24.59%) Business Intelligence
10 14 (22.95%) SQL
10 14 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (21.31%) Office 365
12 12 (19.67%) Visual Studio
13 11 (18.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 11 (18.03%) Security Testing
13 11 (18.03%) Data Science
13 11 (18.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 11 (18.03%) Power BI
14 10 (16.39%) Windows Server
14 10 (16.39%) Security Cleared
14 10 (16.39%) Scrum
15 9 (14.75%) Clustering
15 9 (14.75%) SC Cleared
15 9 (14.75%) Amazon AWS
15 9 (14.75%) Continuous Integration
15 9 (14.75%) Continuous Delivery

Azure Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (4.92%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (4.92%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 61 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (65.57%) IaaS
3 29 (47.54%) PaaS
4 13 (21.31%) Office 365
5 9 (14.75%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (9.84%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (8.20%) Azure Data Factory
7 5 (8.20%) OpenShift
8 4 (6.56%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (6.56%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (4.92%) SaaS
10 2 (3.28%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (1.64%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.84%) Firewall
2 5 (8.20%) Skype
3 4 (6.56%) VPN
4 3 (4.92%) DNS
4 3 (4.92%) Internet
4 3 (4.92%) NAS
4 3 (4.92%) Reverse Proxy
4 3 (4.92%) SAN
4 3 (4.92%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.28%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (24.59%) Data Lake
1 15 (24.59%) HDInsight
2 11 (18.03%) Power BI
2 11 (18.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (4.92%) Cosmos DB
4 2 (3.28%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (3.28%) Big Data
4 2 (3.28%) Hadoop
4 2 (3.28%) RDBMS
4 2 (3.28%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.64%) Amazon Athena
5 1 (1.64%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.64%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 27 (44.26%) Visual Studio Team System
2 12 (19.67%) Visual Studio
3 6 (9.84%) Jenkins
4 5 (8.20%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.28%) JIRA
6 1 (1.64%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (9.84%) Finance
2 4 (6.56%) Electronics
2 4 (6.56%) Manufacturing
2 4 (6.56%) Marketing
2 4 (6.56%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.92%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.20%) JSON
2 3 (4.92%) Web Services
3 2 (3.28%) .NET
4 1 (1.64%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.64%) CSS
4 1 (1.64%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.64%) Node.js
4 1 (1.64%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.75%) Clustering
1 9 (14.75%) Public Cloud
2 8 (13.11%) Blog
3 4 (6.56%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (6.56%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (4.92%) Replication
5 2 (3.28%) Fintech
5 2 (3.28%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (3.28%) RIA
6 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.64%) PKI
6 1 (1.64%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 31 (50.82%) Windows
2 10 (16.39%) Windows Server
3 4 (6.56%) Linux
4 1 (1.64%) CentOS
4 1 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.64%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (55.74%) DevOps
2 23 (37.70%) Analytics
3 15 (24.59%) Business Intelligence
4 14 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (18.03%) Data Science
5 11 (18.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 11 (18.03%) Security Testing
6 10 (16.39%) Scrum
7 9 (14.75%) Continuous Delivery
7 9 (14.75%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (13.11%) Test Automation
9 7 (11.48%) Data Management
9 7 (11.48%) Data Protection
9 7 (11.48%) Decision-Making
9 7 (11.48%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (9.84%) IT Strategy
11 5 (8.20%) Active Listening
11 5 (8.20%) Data-Driven Testing
11 5 (8.20%) Mentoring
12 4 (6.56%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 34 (55.74%) PowerShell
2 14 (22.95%) SQL
3 6 (9.84%) C#
3 6 (9.84%) Python
4 4 (6.56%) Java
5 3 (4.92%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.28%) Perl
6 2 (3.28%) R
6 2 (3.28%) Scala
7 1 (1.64%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.64%) PHP
7 1 (1.64%) Ruby
7 1 (1.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (16.39%) Security Cleared
2 9 (14.75%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.64%) AWS Certification
3 1 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.64%) Degree
System Software
1 23 (37.70%) Virtual Machines
2 8 (13.11%) Docker
3 7 (11.48%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (9.84%) Ansible
1 6 (9.84%) Kubernetes
1 6 (9.84%) Terraform
2 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (3.28%) SCCM
2 2 (3.28%) SCDPM
3 1 (1.64%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (1.64%) Grafana
3 1 (1.64%) Graphite
3 1 (1.64%) Nagios
3 1 (1.64%) SCOM
3 1 (1.64%) WSUS
3 1 (1.64%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 35 (57.38%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.56%) Google
2 4 (6.56%) SAP
3 1 (1.64%) Barracuda Networks
3 1 (1.64%) Red Hat