Period
to 21 September 2021

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 September 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 Engineer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 117 103 121
Rank change year-on-year -14 +18 +97
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Engineer 57 14 124
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.56% 0.80% 2.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.68% 0.86% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 11 104
10th Percentile £450 £463 £325
25th Percentile £476 £504 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £519
Median % change year-on-year - +1.20% -4.60%
75th Percentile £621 £583 £603
90th Percentile £675 £638 £646
Central London median daily rate £525 £550 £525
% change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
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 3,383 1,631 5,842
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.81% 92.83% 94.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,511 1,210 4,620
10th Percentile £356 £313 £317
25th Percentile £450 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £503 £513
Median % change year-on-year +9.45% -1.95% +2.50%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £600
90th Percentile £738 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 28 74
10th Percentile £12.88 £16.25 £11.25
25th Percentile £15.00 £20.00 £12.76
Median hourly rate £27.50 £36.75 £19.16
Median % change year-on-year -25.17% +91.78% +2.47%
75th Percentile £37.75 £46.44 £22.89
90th Percentile £62.35 £53.70 £44.80
Central London median hourly rate £27.00 £35.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year -24.48% +83.33% +4.28%

Azure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Azure Engineer in the job title as a proportion 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

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

Daily rate trend for Azure Engineer in the City of London

Azure Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 21 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Azure Engineer in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 2021, 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 57 (100.00%) Azure
2 29 (50.88%) DevOps
3 23 (40.35%) Microsoft
4 22 (38.60%) Windows
4 22 (38.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 20 (35.09%) Active Directory
5 20 (35.09%) Finance
6 16 (28.07%) Terraform
6 16 (28.07%) Python
7 15 (26.32%) Microsoft 365
8 14 (24.56%) VMware
8 14 (24.56%) VMware Infrastructure
9 12 (21.05%) PowerShell
9 12 (21.05%) Firewall
9 12 (21.05%) SQL
9 12 (21.05%) DNS
9 12 (21.05%) Infrastructure as Code
10 11 (19.30%) Citrix
10 11 (19.30%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (19.30%) Analytics
10 11 (19.30%) Kubernetes
11 10 (17.54%) Windows Server
11 10 (17.54%) Migration
12 9 (15.79%) Git (software)
12 9 (15.79%) Docker
13 8 (14.04%) Jenkins
13 8 (14.04%) Databricks
13 8 (14.04%) Azure Active Directory
14 7 (12.28%) Data Lake
14 7 (12.28%) Cybersecurity

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 (8.77%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.02%) Apache Spark
3 2 (3.51%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 57 (100.00%) Azure
2 15 (26.32%) Microsoft 365
3 8 (14.04%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (10.53%) Azure Synapse Analytics
4 6 (10.53%) IaaS
5 5 (8.77%) Azure Data Factory
5 5 (8.77%) GitHub
5 5 (8.77%) PaaS
6 4 (7.02%) AWS
6 4 (7.02%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 4 (7.02%) Power Platform
7 3 (5.26%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (5.26%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 3 (5.26%) Azure Storage
7 3 (5.26%) Mimecast
8 2 (3.51%) Azure App Service
8 2 (3.51%) Azure Service Fabric
8 2 (3.51%) GitHub Actions
9 1 (1.75%) Azure Key Vault
9 1 (1.75%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 12 (21.05%) DNS
1 12 (21.05%) Firewall
2 7 (12.28%) DHCP
3 6 (10.53%) SAN
4 5 (8.77%) MPLS
5 4 (7.02%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.75%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.75%) Network Security
6 1 (1.75%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (1.75%) SD-WAN
6 1 (1.75%) SSH
6 1 (1.75%) VLAN
6 1 (1.75%) VPN
6 1 (1.75%) WAN
6 1 (1.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.28%) Data Lake
2 4 (7.02%) NoSQL
2 4 (7.02%) Power BI
3 3 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (5.26%) QlikView
3 3 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (5.26%) Tableau
4 2 (3.51%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.51%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.51%) Metadata
4 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.75%) Big Data
5 1 (1.75%) Redis
Development Applications
1 9 (15.79%) Git (software)
2 8 (14.04%) Jenkins
3 3 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (5.26%) JIRA
4 2 (3.51%) Cucumber
4 2 (3.51%) Selenium
4 2 (3.51%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.75%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.75%) GitLab
5 1 (1.75%) MLflow
5 1 (1.75%) TeamCity
General
1 20 (35.09%) Finance
2 5 (8.77%) Financial Institution
3 4 (7.02%) Social Skills
4 3 (5.26%) Law
4 3 (5.26%) Legal
5 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.75%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.28%) ARM Templates
2 5 (8.77%) .NET
3 2 (3.51%) Gherkin
3 2 (3.51%) Spring
3 2 (3.51%) YAML
4 1 (1.75%) .NET Core
4 1 (1.75%) Azure Blueprints
4 1 (1.75%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.75%) JSON
4 1 (1.75%) React
4 1 (1.75%) SAML
4 1 (1.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.02%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.26%) Hedge funds
2 3 (5.26%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.26%) Replication
3 2 (3.51%) Clustering
3 2 (3.51%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.75%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.75%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 22 (38.60%) Windows
2 10 (17.54%) Windows Server
3 4 (7.02%) Linux
4 1 (1.75%) Android
4 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.75%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2016
4 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (50.88%) DevOps
2 22 (38.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 12 (21.05%) Infrastructure as Code
4 11 (19.30%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (19.30%) Analytics
5 10 (17.54%) Migration
6 7 (12.28%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (10.53%) Project Delivery
7 6 (10.53%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 5 (8.77%) Architectural Design
8 5 (8.77%) Data Science
8 5 (8.77%) Mobile Device Management
8 5 (8.77%) Patch Management
8 5 (8.77%) Runbook
9 4 (7.02%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (7.02%) Data Ingestion
9 4 (7.02%) Information Security
9 4 (7.02%) Test Automation
9 4 (7.02%) Use Case
10 3 (5.26%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 16 (28.07%) Python
2 12 (21.05%) PowerShell
2 12 (21.05%) SQL
3 5 (8.77%) Bash Shell
4 4 (7.02%) Java
5 3 (5.26%) C#
5 3 (5.26%) R
5 3 (5.26%) Scala
5 3 (5.26%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.75%) Go
6 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (5.26%) CCNA
1 3 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (5.26%) MCSE
1 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (1.75%) AWS Certification
2 1 (1.75%) CCSA
2 1 (1.75%) Check Point Certification
2 1 (1.75%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (1.75%) DBS Check
2 1 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) GDPR
2 2 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.51%) QA
3 1 (1.75%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (35.09%) Active Directory
2 14 (24.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (15.79%) Docker
4 4 (7.02%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (5.26%) Firmware
5 3 (5.26%) Terminal Services
5 3 (5.26%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (5.26%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (3.51%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 16 (28.07%) Terraform
2 11 (19.30%) Kubernetes
3 6 (10.53%) Ansible
3 6 (10.53%) PowerCLI
4 3 (5.26%) SCCM
4 3 (5.26%) vCenter Server
4 3 (5.26%) vRealize
4 3 (5.26%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.75%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 1 (1.75%) Istio
6 1 (1.75%) Kibana
6 1 (1.75%) logstash
6 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.75%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (40.35%) Microsoft
2 14 (24.56%) VMware
3 11 (19.30%) Citrix
4 8 (14.04%) Databricks
5 6 (10.53%) 3PAR
5 6 (10.53%) HP
5 6 (10.53%) Nimble Storage
6 3 (5.26%) CommVault
6 3 (5.26%) NetApp
6 3 (5.26%) Okta
6 3 (5.26%) Veeam
7 2 (3.51%) CA
7 2 (3.51%) Meraki
7 2 (3.51%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.75%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.75%) Cisco
8 1 (1.75%) Forcepoint
8 1 (1.75%) HubSpot
8 1 (1.75%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.75%) Splunk