Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 120 194 207
Rank change year-on-year +74 +13 +14
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Engineer 132 61 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.97% 0.87% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.09% 0.92% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 57 27
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £365 £425 £345
90th Percentile £588 £629 £635
Central London median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central 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 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 6,321 6,625 5,884
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.15% 94.45% 95.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,876 5,232 4,560
City of London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £313 £313 £310
90th Percentile £675 £688 £650
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 109 61
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% +5.23% -11.15%
10th Percentile £12.35 £11.25 £12.50
90th Percentile £56.50 £37.50 £30.07
Central London median hourly rate £20.82 £18.70 £16.96
% change year-on-year +11.35% +10.26% -15.20%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 - 34 £525 -
Moorgate - 17 £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 23 April 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.

1 132 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 93 (70.45%) DevOps
3 51 (38.64%) PowerShell
4 45 (34.09%) Windows
5 44 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 40 (30.30%) Terraform
7 38 (28.79%) Azure Active Directory
8 33 (25.00%) Kubernetes
9 32 (24.24%) Microsoft
10 29 (21.97%) Visual Studio Team System
11 28 (21.21%) Finance
12 27 (20.45%) Team Foundation Server
12 27 (20.45%) JSON
13 25 (18.94%) Windows Server
14 24 (18.18%) Microservices
15 23 (17.42%) Office 365
15 23 (17.42%) Linux
15 23 (17.42%) SQL
16 22 (16.67%) SQL Server
17 20 (15.15%) Azure SQL Database
17 20 (15.15%) Greenfield Project
18 17 (12.88%) Opscode Chef
18 17 (12.88%) IaaS
18 17 (12.88%) PaaS
19 16 (12.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 15 (11.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 15 (11.36%) Amazon AWS
20 15 (11.36%) SCCM
20 15 (11.36%) X-Windows
21 13 (9.85%) Migration

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 4 (3.03%) Apache Spark
1 4 (3.03%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.27%) IIS
3 2 (1.52%) SAS
4 1 (0.76%) Confluence
4 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.76%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.76%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.76%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (3.79%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 132 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (28.79%) Azure Active Directory
3 23 (17.42%) Office 365
4 17 (12.88%) IaaS
4 17 (12.88%) PaaS
5 15 (11.36%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (3.79%) SaaS
7 3 (2.27%) Azure Data Factory
7 3 (2.27%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (1.52%) Serverless
8 2 (1.52%) Yammer
9 1 (0.76%) Akamai
9 1 (0.76%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.76%) Cloudflare
9 1 (0.76%) GitHub
9 1 (0.76%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.76%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.33%) Firewall
2 6 (4.55%) DNS
3 5 (3.79%) DHCP
4 2 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (1.52%) LAN
4 2 (1.52%) Unified Communications
4 2 (1.52%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 20 (15.15%) Azure SQL Database
3 5 (3.79%) Big Data
3 5 (3.79%) Hadoop
3 5 (3.79%) Power BI
4 4 (3.03%) Data Lake
4 4 (3.03%) MongoDB
4 4 (3.03%) Spotfire
5 3 (2.27%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.52%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.52%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.52%) Cosmos DB
6 2 (1.52%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.52%) HBase
6 2 (1.52%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 29 (21.97%) Visual Studio Team System
2 27 (20.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (6.82%) Jenkins
3 9 (6.82%) Visual Studio
4 8 (6.06%) TeamCity
5 7 (5.30%) Git (software)
6 6 (4.55%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (2.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (2.27%) Visual Studio Code
8 2 (1.52%) MSBuild
8 2 (1.52%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.76%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.76%) GitLab
9 1 (0.76%) JIRA
9 1 (0.76%) Selenium
9 1 (0.76%) SonarQube
General
1 28 (21.21%) Finance
2 5 (3.79%) Banking
3 4 (3.03%) Law
4 2 (1.52%) Front Office
4 2 (1.52%) Legal
4 2 (1.52%) Publishing
5 1 (0.76%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.76%) Marketing
5 1 (0.76%) Retail
5 1 (0.76%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (20.45%) JSON
2 15 (11.36%) X-Windows
3 7 (5.30%) .NET
4 4 (3.03%) Kafka
5 3 (2.27%) .NET Framework
5 3 (2.27%) Web Services
6 2 (1.52%) .NET Core
6 2 (1.52%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Graph
6 2 (1.52%) YAML
7 1 (0.76%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.76%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.15%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (4.55%) Public Cloud
3 4 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.27%) Fintech
4 3 (2.27%) Social Media
5 2 (1.52%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.52%) Clustering
5 2 (1.52%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.76%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.76%) Robotics
6 1 (0.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 45 (34.09%) Windows
2 25 (18.94%) Windows Server
3 23 (17.42%) Linux
4 15 (11.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (3.03%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (70.45%) DevOps
2 24 (18.18%) Microservices
3 16 (12.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 13 (9.85%) Migration
5 12 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (6.06%) Data Science
6 8 (6.06%) Identity Management
7 7 (5.30%) Application Packaging
7 7 (5.30%) ITIL
7 7 (5.30%) Test Automation
8 6 (4.55%) E-Commerce
8 6 (4.55%) Load Balancing
8 6 (4.55%) Problem Management
8 6 (4.55%) Service Delivery
9 5 (3.79%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (3.79%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (3.79%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (3.79%) Machine Learning
9 5 (3.79%) Service Design
10 4 (3.03%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 51 (38.64%) PowerShell
2 23 (17.42%) SQL
3 8 (6.06%) C#
4 6 (4.55%) Python
5 5 (3.79%) VB
6 3 (2.27%) Java
6 3 (2.27%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.52%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.52%) C++
7 2 (1.52%) MATLAB
7 2 (1.52%) R
7 2 (1.52%) Scala
7 2 (1.52%) VBA
7 2 (1.52%) XAML
8 1 (0.76%) PHP
8 1 (0.76%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (1.52%) CCNA
1 2 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (0.76%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (0.76%) QA
System Software
1 44 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 12 (9.09%) Docker
3 8 (6.06%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.52%) Apache Flume
4 2 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.76%) LXC
5 1 (0.76%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 40 (30.30%) Terraform
2 33 (25.00%) Kubernetes
3 17 (12.88%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (11.36%) SCCM
5 9 (6.82%) Ansible
6 7 (5.30%) Microsoft Intune
7 6 (4.55%) Single Sign-On
8 5 (3.79%) Puppet
9 2 (1.52%) SCOM
10 1 (0.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 32 (24.24%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.30%) Oracle
3 6 (4.55%) VMware
4 4 (3.03%) Talend
5 2 (1.52%) Alteryx
5 2 (1.52%) Cisco
5 2 (1.52%) Dataiku
5 2 (1.52%) Informatica
5 2 (1.52%) Splunk
5 2 (1.52%) Tableau
6 1 (0.76%) Citrix
6 1 (0.76%) CommVault
6 1 (0.76%) Databricks
6 1 (0.76%) MuleSoft
6 1 (0.76%) NetApp
6 1 (0.76%) New Relic
6 1 (0.76%) Rackspace