Period
to 20 October 2021

The median contractor rate for an Azure Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

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 Architect
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 145 103 188
Rank change year-on-year -42 +85 +50
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Architect 34 14 40
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.87% 0.78% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 0.85% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 9 35
10th Percentile £513 £513 £505
25th Percentile £560 £550 £513
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £638 £550
Median % change year-on-year -5.88% +15.91% -4.35%
75th Percentile £625 £675 £638
90th Percentile £688 £678 £710
Central London median daily rate £600 £638 £550
% change year-on-year -5.88% +15.91% -6.38%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of 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
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 3,607 1,653 5,567
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.77% 91.88% 93.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,728 1,254 4,413
10th Percentile £350 £306 £313
25th Percentile £461 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £511 £513
Median % change year-on-year +7.58% -0.24% +2.50%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £600
90th Percentile £748 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £511 £500
% change year-on-year +7.58% +2.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 25 70
10th Percentile £13.88 £15.50 £11.70
25th Percentile £18.94 £20.00 £13.31
Median hourly rate £28.25 £35.50 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year -20.42% +82.05% +4.28%
75th Percentile £37.75 £46.00 £23.69
90th Percentile £62.05 £47.75 £49.15
Central London median hourly rate £30.25 £33.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -9.70% +63.41% +9.63%

Azure Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Azure Architect in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Azure Architect in the City of London

Azure Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Azure Architect in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Azure Architect in the City of London

Azure Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure Architect in the City of London over the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Azure Architect in the City of London

Azure Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 October 2021, Azure Architect 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 City of London region featuring Azure Architect in the job title.

1 34 (100.00%) Azure
2 13 (38.24%) DevOps
2 13 (38.24%) Microsoft
3 12 (35.29%) Kubernetes
4 11 (32.35%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (29.41%) Docker
6 9 (26.47%) Enterprise Architecture
6 9 (26.47%) Infrastructure as Code
7 8 (23.53%) Terraform
7 8 (23.53%) PaaS
8 7 (20.59%) Microservices
8 7 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (20.59%) Python
9 6 (17.65%) Finance
9 6 (17.65%) Git (software)
10 5 (14.71%) Google
10 5 (14.71%) SOA
10 5 (14.71%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (14.71%) GDPR
10 5 (14.71%) Apigee
10 5 (14.71%) Swagger
10 5 (14.71%) Security Architecture
10 5 (14.71%) AWS
10 5 (14.71%) RESTful
11 4 (11.76%) IaaS
11 4 (11.76%) Hedge funds
11 4 (11.76%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (11.76%) Data Centre
11 4 (11.76%) Active Directory
11 4 (11.76%) CRM

Azure Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (2.94%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 34 (100.00%) Azure
2 8 (23.53%) PaaS
3 5 (14.71%) Apigee
3 5 (14.71%) AWS
4 4 (11.76%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (11.76%) IaaS
5 3 (8.82%) Serverless
6 2 (5.88%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (5.88%) Azure Key Vault
6 2 (5.88%) GCP
6 2 (5.88%) GitHub
6 2 (5.88%) GitHub Actions
6 2 (5.88%) SaaS
7 1 (2.94%) Azure App Service
7 1 (2.94%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 1 (2.94%) Azure Functions
7 1 (2.94%) iPaaS
7 1 (2.94%) Microsoft 365
7 1 (2.94%) Power Automate
7 1 (2.94%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) Firewall
1 2 (5.88%) Internet
1 2 (5.88%) WAN
2 1 (2.94%) DMZ
2 1 (2.94%) Intranet
2 1 (2.94%) LAN
2 1 (2.94%) SSH
2 1 (2.94%) VPN
2 1 (2.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (2.94%) NoSQL
1 1 (2.94%) Power BI
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (17.65%) Git (software)
2 3 (8.82%) Subversion
3 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (17.65%) Finance
2 4 (11.76%) Financial Institution
2 4 (11.76%) Legal
2 4 (11.76%) Public Sector
3 3 (8.82%) Social Skills
4 2 (5.88%) Billing
5 1 (2.94%) Presentation Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.71%) RESTful
1 5 (14.71%) Swagger
2 3 (8.82%) .NET
2 3 (8.82%) ARM Templates
2 3 (8.82%) Node.js
3 2 (5.88%) YAML
4 1 (2.94%) Azure Blueprints
4 1 (2.94%) MDX
4 1 (2.94%) Middleware
4 1 (2.94%) OpenID
4 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Data Centre
1 4 (11.76%) Hedge funds
2 3 (8.82%) Cloud Native
2 3 (8.82%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (5.88%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.94%) Reinsurance
4 1 (2.94%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (38.24%) DevOps
2 11 (32.35%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (26.47%) Enterprise Architecture
3 9 (26.47%) Infrastructure as Code
4 7 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (20.59%) Microservices
5 5 (14.71%) Security Architecture
5 5 (14.71%) SOA
6 4 (11.76%) CRM
6 4 (11.76%) Data Protection
6 4 (11.76%) Deployment Automation
6 4 (11.76%) DevSecOps
6 4 (11.76%) Migration
7 3 (8.82%) User Stories
8 2 (5.88%) Analytics
8 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
8 2 (5.88%) Data Modelling
8 2 (5.88%) Information Security
8 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (5.88%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.59%) Python
2 3 (8.82%) PowerShell
2 3 (8.82%) SQL
3 2 (5.88%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.94%) C
4 1 (2.94%) C#
4 1 (2.94%) C++
4 1 (2.94%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 1 (2.94%) Java
4 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) CISSP
2 1 (2.94%) DBS Check
2 1 (2.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.71%) GDPR
2 2 (5.88%) NCSC
3 1 (2.94%) FedRAMP
3 1 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.94%) NIST
3 1 (2.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (29.41%) Docker
2 4 (11.76%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.94%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.94%) XenApp
3 1 (2.94%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (35.29%) Kubernetes
2 8 (23.53%) Terraform
3 1 (2.94%) CASB
3 1 (2.94%) Istio
Vendors
1 13 (38.24%) Microsoft
2 5 (14.71%) Google
2 5 (14.71%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (8.82%) MuleSoft
4 1 (2.94%) Cisco
4 1 (2.94%) Citrix
4 1 (2.94%) Qualys
4 1 (2.94%) VMware