Period
to

The median contractor rate for an Azure Architect was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 17 August 2022.

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
17 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 148 127 118
Rank change year-on-year -21 -9 +76
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Architect 43 43 10
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.96% 1.23% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 1.32% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 36 6
10th Percentile - £531 £531
25th Percentile £513 £575 £553
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £538 £600 £619
Median % change year-on-year -10.42% -3.03% +12.50%
75th Percentile £623 - £670
90th Percentile £674 £625 £681
Central London median daily rate £525 £600 £588
% change year-on-year -12.50% +2.13% +6.82%

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 4,173 3,254 1,968
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.11% 93.43% 93.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,942 2,398 1,457
10th Percentile £350 £363 £314
25th Percentile £463 £450 £419
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £565 £550 £515
Median % change year-on-year +2.73% +6.80% +0.34%
75th Percentile £688 £650 £600
90th Percentile £775 £725 £686
Central London median daily rate £551 £550 £500
% change year-on-year +0.09% +10.00% -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 44 32
10th Percentile £16.15 £12.38 £12.93
25th Percentile £21.00 £14.81 £19.63
Median hourly rate £42.50 £25.50 £36.75
Median % change year-on-year +66.67% -30.61% +86.08%
75th Percentile £57.50 £35.56 £44.28
90th Percentile £78.75 £60.33 £52.03
Central London median hourly rate £41.50 £25.25 £35.50
% change year-on-year +64.36% -28.87% +77.50%

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 17 August 2022.

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 17 August 2022, Azure Architect contract jobs required the following 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 43 (100.00%) Azure
2 30 (69.77%) Microsoft
3 23 (53.49%) Active Directory
4 22 (51.16%) Migration
4 22 (51.16%) Azure Active Directory
5 20 (46.51%) PowerShell
5 20 (46.51%) Degree
6 19 (44.19%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (44.19%) Microsoft Certification
6 19 (44.19%) MCSE
7 18 (41.86%) MCSA
7 18 (41.86%) CCNA
7 18 (41.86%) ITIL
7 18 (41.86%) MCP
7 18 (41.86%) PRINCE2
7 18 (41.86%) SCCM
7 18 (41.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 18 (41.86%) Microsoft 365
7 18 (41.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 10 (23.26%) DevOps
9 5 (11.63%) Finance
9 5 (11.63%) Agile
9 5 (11.63%) Serverless
9 5 (11.63%) Business Case
10 4 (9.30%) Architecture Roadmap
10 4 (9.30%) Azure DevOps
10 4 (9.30%) Social Skills
10 4 (9.30%) Azure Certification
10 4 (9.30%) Data Modelling
10 4 (9.30%) Microservices

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 2 (4.65%) IIS
2 1 (2.33%) Confluence
2 1 (2.33%) SAS
2 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 43 (100.00%) Azure
2 22 (51.16%) Azure Active Directory
3 18 (41.86%) Microsoft 365
4 5 (11.63%) Serverless
5 4 (9.30%) Azure DevOps
6 3 (6.98%) PaaS
6 3 (6.98%) Power Platform
7 2 (4.65%) Azure Storage
7 2 (4.65%) IaaS
7 2 (4.65%) PowerApps
8 1 (2.33%) Azure App Service
8 1 (2.33%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 1 (2.33%) Azure Data Lake Analytics
8 1 (2.33%) Azure Logic Apps
8 1 (2.33%) Azure Monitor
8 1 (2.33%) Azure Stack
8 1 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (2.33%) Power Automate
8 1 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) DHCP
1 2 (4.65%) DNS
2 1 (2.33%) Firewall
2 1 (2.33%) Network Security
2 1 (2.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (4.65%) Big Data
1 2 (4.65%) Data Lake
1 2 (4.65%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.33%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.33%) HDInsight
2 1 (2.33%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.33%) MySQL
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.33%) Power BI
2 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) StreamInsight
Development Applications
1 2 (4.65%) ERwin
1 2 (4.65%) PowerDesigner
2 1 (2.33%) ER Studio
2 1 (2.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.33%) kappa
2 1 (2.33%) Terragrunt
2 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (11.63%) Finance
2 4 (9.30%) Social Skills
3 3 (6.98%) Documentation Skills
3 3 (6.98%) Public Sector
4 2 (4.65%) Advertising
4 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.65%) Financial Institution
4 2 (4.65%) Legal
5 1 (2.33%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.98%) .NET
2 2 (4.65%) REST
3 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.33%) GraphQL
3 1 (2.33%) HTML5 Canvas
3 1 (2.33%) JSON
3 1 (2.33%) Kafka
3 1 (2.33%) OAuth
3 1 (2.33%) OAuth2
3 1 (2.33%) RESTful
3 1 (2.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.65%) Hedge funds
1 2 (4.65%) Hybrid Cloud
1 2 (4.65%) Legacy Systems
1 2 (4.65%) PKI
1 2 (4.65%) Public Cloud
2 1 (2.33%) Data Structures
2 1 (2.33%) Legacy Applications
2 1 (2.33%) Reinsurance
2 1 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (2.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.65%) Windows
1 2 (4.65%) Windows Server
1 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2016
1 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2019
2 1 (2.33%) Linux
2 1 (2.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (51.16%) Migration
2 18 (41.86%) ITIL
2 18 (41.86%) PRINCE2
3 10 (23.26%) DevOps
4 5 (11.63%) Agile
4 5 (11.63%) Business Case
5 4 (9.30%) Architecture Roadmap
5 4 (9.30%) Data Modelling
5 4 (9.30%) Microservices
6 3 (6.98%) Analytics
6 3 (6.98%) CI/CD
6 3 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (6.98%) Technology Roadmap
6 3 (6.98%) TOGAF
7 2 (4.65%) Architectural Design
7 2 (4.65%) Architecture Governance
7 2 (4.65%) Cost Control
7 2 (4.65%) Deployment Automation
7 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure as Code
7 2 (4.65%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 20 (46.51%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.65%) C#
2 2 (4.65%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.65%) Python
2 2 (4.65%) SQL
3 1 (2.33%) Java
3 1 (2.33%) R
3 1 (2.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (46.51%) Degree
2 19 (44.19%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (44.19%) MCSE
2 19 (44.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (41.86%) CCNA
3 18 (41.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 18 (41.86%) MCP
3 18 (41.86%) MCSA
3 18 (41.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (9.30%) Azure Certification
5 2 (4.65%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (2.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 1 (2.33%) CISSP
6 1 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) GDPR
2 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (53.49%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.65%) Docker
2 2 (4.65%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 18 (41.86%) SCCM
2 3 (6.98%) Terraform
3 2 (4.65%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 2 (4.65%) Kubernetes
3 2 (4.65%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 30 (69.77%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle
2 2 (4.65%) Sparx
3 1 (2.33%) BiZZdesign
3 1 (2.33%) Databricks
3 1 (2.33%) IDERA
3 1 (2.33%) SoundCloud