Period
to 21 October 2019

The median contractor rate for an Azure Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 21 October 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 113 205 215
Rank change year-on-year +92 +10 +26
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Engineer 119 52 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.00% 0.75% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.13% 0.79% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 40 30
City of London median daily rate £525 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% -5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £429 £281
90th Percentile £638 £614 £575
Central London median daily rate £525 £528 £500
% change year-on-year -0.47% +5.50% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £52.00 - -
Central London median hourly rate £52.00 - -

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 5,593 6,612 6,507
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.78% 95.45% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,382 5,230 5,110
City of London median daily rate £513 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 117 87
City of London median hourly rate £20.25 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.29% +3.89% +2.86%
10th Percentile £11.78 £13.00 £11.70
90th Percentile £51.06 £25.50 £30.75
Central London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.70 £18.40
% change year-on-year +9.63% +1.66% +5.11%

Azure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Azure Engineer in the City of London

Azure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure Engineer in the City of London

Azure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 21 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure Engineer in the City of London

Azure Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 21 October 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
London Bridge +3 9 £500 -13.04%
Moorgate - 7 £550 -
Azure Engineer
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 City of London region featuring Azure Engineer in the job title.

1 119 (100.00%) Azure
2 75 (63.03%) DevOps
3 48 (40.34%) Microsoft
4 45 (37.82%) PowerShell
5 42 (35.29%) SQL
6 39 (32.77%) Kubernetes
7 29 (24.37%) Docker
7 29 (24.37%) .NET
8 27 (22.69%) Active Directory
9 26 (21.85%) Office 365
10 25 (21.01%) Azure Active Directory
11 23 (19.33%) Terraform
11 23 (19.33%) AWS
12 22 (18.49%) Disaster Recovery
12 22 (18.49%) Microservices
13 20 (16.81%) Agile Software Development
14 19 (15.97%) Migration
15 17 (14.29%) Firewall
15 17 (14.29%) E-Commerce
15 17 (14.29%) SCCM
16 16 (13.45%) Windows
16 16 (13.45%) Microsoft Intune
16 16 (13.45%) Infrastructure as Code
17 15 (12.61%) Service Design
17 15 (12.61%) Python
17 15 (12.61%) C#
18 14 (11.76%) Linux
18 14 (11.76%) Software Engineering
18 14 (11.76%) GCP
18 14 (11.76%) Azure SQL Database

Azure Engineer 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 5 (4.20%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.68%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.68%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.84%) Anypoint
3 1 (0.84%) Apache
3 1 (0.84%) nginx
3 1 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Chatbot
1 1 (0.84%) InfoPath
1 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 119 (100.00%) Azure
2 26 (21.85%) Office 365
3 25 (21.01%) Azure Active Directory
4 23 (19.33%) AWS
5 14 (11.76%) GCP
6 13 (10.92%) PaaS
7 12 (10.08%) Azure Functions
7 12 (10.08%) IaaS
7 12 (10.08%) Serverless
8 9 (7.56%) Azure Data Factory
9 8 (6.72%) Power Platform
10 7 (5.88%) Azure Machine Learning
11 1 (0.84%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.84%) Data Lake Analytics
11 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Flow
11 1 (0.84%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 17 (14.29%) Firewall
2 7 (5.88%) DNS
3 4 (3.36%) DHCP
4 2 (1.68%) SAN
4 2 (1.68%) Skype
5 1 (0.84%) Internet
5 1 (0.84%) Network Security
5 1 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.76%) Azure SQL Database
2 13 (10.92%) Data Lake
3 12 (10.08%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (10.08%) SQL Server
4 9 (7.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 8 (6.72%) SQL Server 2014
6 7 (5.88%) Power BI
7 6 (5.04%) Cosmos DB
7 6 (5.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (4.20%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 5 (4.20%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (4.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 5 (4.20%) NoSQL
8 5 (4.20%) SQL Server 2017
9 4 (3.36%) Big Data
9 4 (3.36%) Data Mart
10 3 (2.52%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.84%) Blockchain
11 1 (0.84%) Redis
11 1 (0.84%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (10.92%) Visual Studio Team System
2 8 (6.72%) Octopus Deploy
2 8 (6.72%) TeamCity
3 5 (4.20%) Jenkins
4 4 (3.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (3.36%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.36%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.52%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.68%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.68%) Selenium
7 1 (0.84%) Concordion
7 1 (0.84%) EasyMock
7 1 (0.84%) Maven
7 1 (0.84%) Mocha
7 1 (0.84%) Mockito
7 1 (0.84%) NUnit
7 1 (0.84%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.84%) Spock
General
1 7 (5.88%) Finance
2 5 (4.20%) Law
3 3 (2.52%) Banking
4 2 (1.68%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.84%) Environmental Health
5 1 (0.84%) Games
5 1 (0.84%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (24.37%) .NET
2 8 (6.72%) .NET Core
3 5 (4.20%) JSON
4 2 (1.68%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.68%) RESTful
4 2 (1.68%) SOAP
4 2 (1.68%) Web Services
4 2 (1.68%) XML
5 1 (0.84%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.84%) Kafka
5 1 (0.84%) REST
5 1 (0.84%) Spring
5 1 (0.84%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.08%) Greenfield Project
2 9 (7.56%) Public Cloud
3 3 (2.52%) iPad
3 3 (2.52%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (2.52%) Social Media
4 2 (1.68%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.68%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.84%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.84%) Cloud Native
5 1 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.84%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.84%) User Experience
5 1 (0.84%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (13.45%) Windows
2 14 (11.76%) Linux
3 5 (4.20%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.68%) Android
5 2 (1.68%) VMS
5 2 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.84%) Unix
6 1 (0.84%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (63.03%) DevOps
2 22 (18.49%) Disaster Recovery
2 22 (18.49%) Microservices
3 20 (16.81%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (15.97%) Migration
5 17 (14.29%) E-Commerce
6 16 (13.45%) Infrastructure as Code
7 15 (12.61%) Service Design
8 14 (11.76%) Software Engineering
9 13 (10.92%) Application Packaging
9 13 (10.92%) Load Balancing
10 12 (10.08%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (9.24%) Continuous Delivery
11 11 (9.24%) Test Automation
12 10 (8.40%) Machine Learning
13 9 (7.56%) Data Integration
13 9 (7.56%) Fintech
13 9 (7.56%) Problem-Solving
14 7 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (5.88%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 45 (37.82%) PowerShell
2 42 (35.29%) SQL
3 15 (12.61%) C#
3 15 (12.61%) Python
4 13 (10.92%) VB
5 7 (5.88%) Bash Shell
6 4 (3.36%) Java
7 2 (1.68%) Scala
8 1 (0.84%) Clipper
8 1 (0.84%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (2.52%) Degree
2 2 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.84%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.52%) SLA
2 2 (1.68%) QA
System Software
1 29 (24.37%) Docker
2 27 (22.69%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.36%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.52%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.68%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.68%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 39 (32.77%) Kubernetes
2 23 (19.33%) Terraform
3 17 (14.29%) SCCM
4 16 (13.45%) Microsoft Intune
5 13 (10.92%) Ansible
6 5 (4.20%) Puppet
7 4 (3.36%) SCOM
7 4 (3.36%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (2.52%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (1.68%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.84%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 48 (40.34%) Microsoft
2 11 (9.24%) Databricks
3 6 (5.04%) Tableau
4 3 (2.52%) VMware
5 2 (1.68%) 3PAR
5 2 (1.68%) Brocade
5 2 (1.68%) HP
5 2 (1.68%) NetApp
6 1 (0.84%) Apple
6 1 (0.84%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.84%) Google
6 1 (0.84%) Kofax
6 1 (0.84%) MobileIron
6 1 (0.84%) MuleSoft
6 1 (0.84%) Nintex
6 1 (0.84%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.84%) Splunk
6 1 (0.84%) Zscaler