Period
to 24 June 2019

The median contractor rate for an Azure Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Central London during the 6 months to 24 June 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
London > Central London
6 months to
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 111 215 214
Rank change year-on-year +104 -1 +48
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Engineer 183 79 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 2.17% 0.87% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.30% 0.91% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 73 36
Central London median daily rate £550 £520 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £363 £425 £290
90th Percentile £625 £625 £625
London median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Central London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Central London. 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
Central London
Contract vacancies in Central London with a recognized job title 7,940 8,661 7,105
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.30% 94.92% 96.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,071 6,737 5,365
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 136 83
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% +10.00% -14.99%
10th Percentile £11.50 £12.50 £12.40
90th Percentile £55.13 £38.63 £30.07
London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -2.33% -2.27% +15.79%

Azure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for Azure Engineer in Central London

Azure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure Engineer in Central London

Azure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure Engineer in Central London over the 6 months to 24 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure Engineer in Central London

Azure Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Central London

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 Central London region over the 6 months to 24 June 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
City of London +83 140 £525 +2.44% 24
Southwark - 24 £525 -
West End of London +10 6 £600 +14.29%
City of Westminster -19 1 £273 -52.61%
Azure Engineer
London

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Central London region featuring Azure Engineer in the job title.

1 183 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 133 (72.68%) DevOps
3 69 (37.70%) Kubernetes
4 63 (34.43%) PowerShell
5 61 (33.33%) Microservices
6 50 (27.32%) Azure Active Directory
7 43 (23.50%) SQL
7 43 (23.50%) Microsoft
7 43 (23.50%) Active Directory
8 37 (20.22%) Windows
9 35 (19.13%) Terraform
9 35 (19.13%) Docker
10 29 (15.85%) Jenkins
10 29 (15.85%) Visual Studio Team System
11 28 (15.30%) Azure SQL Database
11 28 (15.30%) Office 365
11 28 (15.30%) SQL Server
12 27 (14.75%) JSON
13 26 (14.21%) Amazon AWS
13 26 (14.21%) Team Foundation Server
14 24 (13.11%) Migration
15 22 (12.02%) Linux
15 22 (12.02%) Greenfield Project
16 21 (11.48%) Finance
17 19 (10.38%) Agile Software Development
18 18 (9.84%) E-Commerce
19 16 (8.74%) PaaS
19 16 (8.74%) Firewall
19 16 (8.74%) SCCM
20 15 (8.20%) Infrastructure as Code

Azure Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 4 (2.19%) Apache Spark
2 3 (1.64%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.09%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.55%) Anypoint
4 1 (0.55%) Apache
4 1 (0.55%) Confluence
4 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.55%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.55%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.55%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.55%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 183 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 50 (27.32%) Azure Active Directory
3 28 (15.30%) Office 365
4 26 (14.21%) Amazon AWS
5 16 (8.74%) PaaS
6 15 (8.20%) IaaS
7 14 (7.65%) Google Cloud Platform
8 12 (6.56%) Serverless
9 10 (5.46%) Azure Functions
10 8 (4.37%) Azure Data Factory
11 6 (3.28%) Power Platform
12 2 (1.09%) SaaS
12 2 (1.09%) Yammer
13 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
13 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Flow
13 1 (0.55%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.74%) Firewall
2 13 (7.10%) DNS
3 8 (4.37%) DHCP
4 2 (1.09%) SAN
4 2 (1.09%) Skype
5 1 (0.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (15.30%) Azure SQL Database
1 28 (15.30%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.01%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (5.46%) Data Lake
4 9 (4.92%) Big Data
5 5 (2.73%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 5 (2.73%) Power BI
5 5 (2.73%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (2.19%) Cosmos DB
6 4 (2.19%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.64%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.64%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.09%) HBase
8 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (1.09%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.09%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 29 (15.85%) Jenkins
1 29 (15.85%) Visual Studio Team System
2 26 (14.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (7.10%) CircleCI
3 13 (7.10%) Travis CI
4 12 (6.56%) TeamCity
5 9 (4.92%) Octopus Deploy
6 8 (4.37%) Git (software)
7 7 (3.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (3.83%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.09%) MSBuild
8 2 (1.09%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.55%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.55%) Concordion
9 1 (0.55%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.55%) EasyMock
9 1 (0.55%) JIRA
9 1 (0.55%) Mockito
9 1 (0.55%) Subversion
9 1 (0.55%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 21 (11.48%) Finance
2 8 (4.37%) Law
3 7 (3.83%) Banking
4 5 (2.73%) Front Office
5 2 (1.09%) Publishing
5 2 (1.09%) Retail
6 1 (0.55%) Games
6 1 (0.55%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.55%) Legal
6 1 (0.55%) Marketing
6 1 (0.55%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (14.75%) JSON
2 15 (8.20%) .NET
3 5 (2.73%) .NET Framework
3 5 (2.73%) Web Services
3 5 (2.73%) X-Windows
4 3 (1.64%) .NET Core
5 2 (1.09%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.09%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (1.09%) Kafka
5 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Graph
5 2 (1.09%) XML
5 2 (1.09%) YAML
6 1 (0.55%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.55%) REST
6 1 (0.55%) Spring
6 1 (0.55%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.02%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (3.28%) Social Media
3 5 (2.73%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.73%) Public Cloud
4 4 (2.19%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.64%) iPad
6 2 (1.09%) Clustering
6 2 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.09%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.55%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.55%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 37 (20.22%) Windows
2 22 (12.02%) Linux
3 15 (8.20%) Windows Server
4 8 (4.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (2.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.64%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (72.68%) DevOps
2 61 (33.33%) Microservices
3 24 (13.11%) Migration
4 19 (10.38%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (9.84%) E-Commerce
6 15 (8.20%) Infrastructure as Code
7 13 (7.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 11 (6.01%) Application Packaging
8 11 (6.01%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (6.01%) Data Science
8 11 (6.01%) Service Design
9 10 (5.46%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (5.46%) Load Balancing
9 10 (5.46%) Test Automation
10 8 (4.37%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (4.37%) Continuous Delivery
10 8 (4.37%) Machine Learning
10 8 (4.37%) Software Engineering
11 6 (3.28%) Identity Management
12 5 (2.73%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 63 (34.43%) PowerShell
2 43 (23.50%) SQL
3 13 (7.10%) C#
4 9 (4.92%) VB
5 5 (2.73%) Python
6 3 (1.64%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.64%) Java
6 3 (1.64%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.64%) VBA
7 2 (1.09%) C++
7 2 (1.09%) XAML
8 1 (0.55%) Scala
8 1 (0.55%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (0.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.09%) SLA
2 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.55%) QA
System Software
1 43 (23.50%) Active Directory
2 35 (19.13%) Docker
3 11 (6.01%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.09%) vSphere
6 1 (0.55%) LXC
6 1 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 69 (37.70%) Kubernetes
2 35 (19.13%) Terraform
3 16 (8.74%) SCCM
4 13 (7.10%) Microsoft Intune
5 11 (6.01%) Ansible
6 10 (5.46%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (4.92%) Puppet
8 6 (3.28%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (2.19%) SCOM
10 2 (1.09%) vCenter Server
11 1 (0.55%) Graylog
Vendors
1 43 (23.50%) Microsoft
2 9 (4.92%) Databricks
3 4 (2.19%) Oracle
3 4 (2.19%) Splunk
3 4 (2.19%) VMware
4 3 (1.64%) Tableau
5 2 (1.09%) 3PAR
5 2 (1.09%) Brocade
5 2 (1.09%) Dataiku
5 2 (1.09%) HP
5 2 (1.09%) MuleSoft
5 2 (1.09%) NetApp
5 2 (1.09%) StreamSets
5 2 (1.09%) Talend
6 1 (0.55%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.55%) Nintex
6 1 (0.55%) Sitecore