Period
to 20 February 2020

The median contractor rate for an Azure Engineer was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies in Central London during the 6 months to 20 February 2020.

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
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 124 138 231
Rank change year-on-year +14 +93 +2
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Engineer 101 165 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 1.70% 1.84% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.82% 1.94% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 134 58
Central London median daily rate £538 £550 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.27% +12.24% -6.67%
10th Percentile £438 £402 £380
90th Percentile £612 £588 £600
London median daily rate £550 £531 £513
% change year-on-year +3.53% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Central London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 5,553 8,492 8,477
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.36% 94.81% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,173 6,484 6,612
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £288 £306 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 94 123
Central London median hourly rate £21.28 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.80% +3.89% +2.86%
10th Percentile £13.63 £12.76 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.00 £36.46 £38.70
London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £20.60
% change year-on-year +13.64% +6.80% -4.19%

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 20 February 2020.

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 20 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
City of London +25 86 £525 -4.55% 27
Southwark +14 3 £500 -13.04%
Azure Engineer
London

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, 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.

1 101 (100.00%) Azure
2 56 (55.45%) DevOps
3 41 (40.59%) SQL
4 33 (32.67%) Microsoft
5 31 (30.69%) Python
6 26 (25.74%) Kubernetes
7 24 (23.76%) .NET
8 23 (22.77%) PowerShell
8 23 (22.77%) Azure SQL Database
9 22 (21.78%) Analytics
10 20 (19.80%) Azure Data Factory
11 19 (18.81%) Terraform
11 19 (18.81%) Machine Learning
12 18 (17.82%) Windows
12 18 (17.82%) Agile Software Development
13 17 (16.83%) Active Directory
13 17 (16.83%) ETL
13 17 (16.83%) PaaS
13 17 (16.83%) Azure Machine Learning
13 17 (16.83%) Data Lake
14 16 (15.84%) Ansible
15 15 (14.85%) Azure Active Directory
15 15 (14.85%) SQL Server
16 14 (13.86%) Docker
17 12 (11.88%) IaaS
17 12 (11.88%) Data Warehouse
18 11 (10.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 11 (10.89%) Office 365
19 10 (9.90%) Azure Stack
19 10 (9.90%) SCCM

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 1 (0.99%) Apache Spark
1 1 (0.99%) IIS
1 1 (0.99%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 101 (100.00%) Azure
2 20 (19.80%) Azure Data Factory
3 17 (16.83%) Azure Machine Learning
3 17 (16.83%) PaaS
4 15 (14.85%) Azure Active Directory
5 12 (11.88%) IaaS
6 11 (10.89%) Office 365
7 10 (9.90%) Azure Stack
8 6 (5.94%) AWS
8 6 (5.94%) Power Platform
9 5 (4.95%) SaaS
10 4 (3.96%) Azure Functions
10 4 (3.96%) GCP
10 4 (3.96%) Serverless
11 2 (1.98%) Data Lake Analytics
12 1 (0.99%) Apigee
12 1 (0.99%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.99%) GitHub
12 1 (0.99%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.91%) DNS
2 8 (7.92%) DHCP
2 8 (7.92%) Firewall
3 2 (1.98%) VPN
4 1 (0.99%) Internet
4 1 (0.99%) Network Security
4 1 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (22.77%) Azure SQL Database
2 17 (16.83%) Data Lake
3 15 (14.85%) SQL Server
4 12 (11.88%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (10.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (6.93%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 6 (5.94%) NoSQL
7 6 (5.94%) Power BI
8 5 (4.95%) PowerCenter
9 3 (2.97%) Data Mart
9 3 (2.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (2.97%) SSDT
10 2 (1.98%) Amazon Redshift
10 2 (1.98%) BigQuery
10 2 (1.98%) Hadoop
10 2 (1.98%) SAP HANA
10 2 (1.98%) Snowflake Schema
11 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.99%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 8 (7.92%) Jenkins
2 7 (6.93%) Visual Studio Team System
3 5 (4.95%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.96%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (3.96%) Selenium
5 3 (2.97%) NUnit
5 3 (2.97%) TeamCity
5 3 (2.97%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.99%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.99%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.99%) Maven
6 1 (0.99%) Mocha
6 1 (0.99%) Spock
6 1 (0.99%) TestCafe
General
1 8 (7.92%) Finance
2 5 (4.95%) Banking
2 5 (4.95%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.96%) Retail
4 3 (2.97%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.98%) Back Office
5 2 (1.98%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (1.98%) Games
6 1 (0.99%) Legal
6 1 (0.99%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (23.76%) .NET
2 6 (5.94%) YAML
3 4 (3.96%) .NET Core
4 2 (1.98%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.98%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (1.98%) Node.js
5 1 (0.99%) JSON
5 1 (0.99%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.95%) Data Structures
2 3 (2.97%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (1.98%) PKI
3 2 (1.98%) Public Cloud
4 1 (0.99%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (0.99%) User Experience
4 1 (0.99%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (17.82%) Windows
2 8 (7.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (5.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (2.97%) Linux
4 3 (2.97%) Windows 10
4 3 (2.97%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.99%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (55.45%) DevOps
2 22 (21.78%) Analytics
3 19 (18.81%) Machine Learning
4 18 (17.82%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (16.83%) ETL
6 10 (9.90%) Data Modelling
6 10 (9.90%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (8.91%) Kimball Methodology
8 8 (7.92%) Data Analytics
8 8 (7.92%) Data Engineering
8 8 (7.92%) Load Balancing
8 8 (7.92%) Migration
9 7 (6.93%) Application Packaging
9 7 (6.93%) Artificial Intelligence
9 7 (6.93%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (6.93%) Fintech
9 7 (6.93%) Infrastructure as Code
9 7 (6.93%) Service Design
9 7 (6.93%) Software Engineering
10 6 (5.94%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 41 (40.59%) SQL
2 31 (30.69%) Python
3 23 (22.77%) PowerShell
4 10 (9.90%) C#
5 7 (6.93%) VB
6 3 (2.97%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.97%) Java
7 2 (1.98%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.98%) PHP
7 2 (1.98%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.99%) R
8 1 (0.99%) Ruby
8 1 (0.99%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.96%) GDPR
2 3 (2.97%) QA
System Software
1 17 (16.83%) Active Directory
2 14 (13.86%) Docker
3 6 (5.94%) vSphere
4 5 (4.95%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (3.96%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 26 (25.74%) Kubernetes
2 19 (18.81%) Terraform
3 16 (15.84%) Ansible
4 10 (9.90%) SCCM
5 9 (8.91%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (2.97%) Puppet
7 2 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.98%) SCOM
7 2 (1.98%) WSUS
8 1 (0.99%) Jamf Pro
8 1 (0.99%) Kubeflow
8 1 (0.99%) Mesos
8 1 (0.99%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 33 (32.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.93%) Databricks
2 7 (6.93%) VMware
3 5 (4.95%) Ab Initio
3 5 (4.95%) Informatica
3 5 (4.95%) SAP
3 5 (4.95%) Talend
4 2 (1.98%) Google
4 2 (1.98%) Tableau
5 1 (0.99%) Apple
5 1 (0.99%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.99%) Guidewire
5 1 (0.99%) MobileIron
5 1 (0.99%) MuleSoft
5 1 (0.99%) Zscaler