Period
to 29 May 2020

The median contractor rate for an Azure Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

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
29 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 112 113 197
Rank change year-on-year +1 +84 +4
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Engineer 44 130 55
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.44% 2.02% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.54% 2.16% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 114 51
Median daily rate £500 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £411 £336 £425
90th Percentile £594 £625 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £544 £513
% change year-on-year -8.05% +6.10% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 2,863 6,027 6,546
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.65% 93.67% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,059 4,640 5,163
Median daily rate £500 £523 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.31% +4.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £300 £315 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £681
Central London median daily rate £500 £513 £500
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 66 111
Median hourly rate £29.88 £20.82 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.47% +11.35% +10.28%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.25 £11.81
90th Percentile £52.25 £56.50 £33.75
Median hourly rate £32.53 £20.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +58.66% +7.89% +15.45%

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 29 May 2020.

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 29 May 2020. 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 +25 1 £450 -14.29%
Azure Engineer
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 2020, 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 44 (100.00%) Azure
2 31 (70.45%) DevOps
3 18 (40.91%) PowerShell
4 17 (38.64%) Microsoft
5 15 (34.09%) SQL
6 14 (31.82%) Jenkins
7 13 (29.55%) Python
7 13 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (29.55%) Kubernetes
8 12 (27.27%) Terraform
8 12 (27.27%) Ansible
9 10 (22.73%) Docker
9 10 (22.73%) .NET
10 9 (20.45%) Windows
10 9 (20.45%) Analytics
10 9 (20.45%) Data Lake
10 9 (20.45%) Azure Data Factory
11 8 (18.18%) Node.js
12 7 (15.91%) ETL
13 6 (13.64%) Active Directory
13 6 (13.64%) Finance
13 6 (13.64%) Artificial Intelligence
13 6 (13.64%) Machine Learning
13 6 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (13.64%) Azure Stack
13 6 (13.64%) Infrastructure as Code
14 5 (11.36%) Windows Server
14 5 (11.36%) Visual Studio Team System
14 5 (11.36%) Data Architecture
14 5 (11.36%) PaaS

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:

Cloud Services
1 44 (100.00%) Azure
2 9 (20.45%) Azure Data Factory
3 6 (13.64%) Azure Stack
4 5 (11.36%) PaaS
5 4 (9.09%) Azure Machine Learning
6 3 (6.82%) AWS
6 3 (6.82%) IaaS
7 2 (4.55%) GCP
7 2 (4.55%) Power Platform
8 1 (2.27%) Amazon EKS
8 1 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (2.27%) Azure Functions
8 1 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (2.27%) GitHub
8 1 (2.27%) OpenShift
8 1 (2.27%) SaaS
8 1 (2.27%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.09%) DNS
2 3 (6.82%) DHCP
3 1 (2.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.45%) Data Lake
2 5 (11.36%) Azure SQL Database
2 5 (11.36%) SQL Server
3 4 (9.09%) NoSQL
4 3 (6.82%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (4.55%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 2 (4.55%) Power BI
5 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.27%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (2.27%) Big Data
6 1 (2.27%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (2.27%) Data Mart
6 1 (2.27%) Hadoop
6 1 (2.27%) Impala
6 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.27%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 14 (31.82%) Jenkins
2 5 (11.36%) Visual Studio Team System
3 4 (9.09%) Bitbucket
4 3 (6.82%) Git (software)
4 3 (6.82%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (4.55%) Selenium
5 2 (4.55%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.27%) GitLab
6 1 (2.27%) NUnit
6 1 (2.27%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (2.27%) Protractor
6 1 (2.27%) SonarQube
6 1 (2.27%) Spinnaker
6 1 (2.27%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.27%) TestCafe
General
1 6 (13.64%) Finance
2 5 (11.36%) Games
3 2 (4.55%) Back Office
3 2 (4.55%) Banking
3 2 (4.55%) Retail
4 1 (2.27%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (22.73%) .NET
2 8 (18.18%) Node.js
3 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (2.27%) .NET Core
4 1 (2.27%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.27%) CSS
4 1 (2.27%) CSS3
4 1 (2.27%) HTML
4 1 (2.27%) HTML5
4 1 (2.27%) Kafka
4 1 (2.27%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.82%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.55%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (4.55%) PKI
3 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.27%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.27%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.45%) Windows
2 5 (11.36%) Windows Server
3 4 (9.09%) Linux
4 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.55%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.27%) VMS
6 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (70.45%) DevOps
2 13 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (20.45%) Analytics
4 7 (15.91%) ETL
5 6 (13.64%) Artificial Intelligence
5 6 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (13.64%) Infrastructure as Code
5 6 (13.64%) Machine Learning
6 5 (11.36%) Data Architecture
6 5 (11.36%) Data Modelling
7 4 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (9.09%) Data Science
7 4 (9.09%) Migration
7 4 (9.09%) Statistics
7 4 (9.09%) Task Automation
7 4 (9.09%) Validation
8 3 (6.82%) Fintech
8 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 3 (6.82%) Software Engineering
8 3 (6.82%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 18 (40.91%) PowerShell
2 15 (34.09%) SQL
3 13 (29.55%) Python
4 4 (9.09%) C#
4 4 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.55%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.55%) Java
6 1 (2.27%) PHP
6 1 (2.27%) Ruby
6 1 (2.27%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.27%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.27%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) GDPR
2 2 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 10 (22.73%) Docker
2 6 (13.64%) Active Directory
3 3 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (29.55%) Kubernetes
2 12 (27.27%) Ansible
2 12 (27.27%) Terraform
3 4 (9.09%) SCOM
4 2 (4.55%) SCCM
4 2 (4.55%) WSUS
5 1 (2.27%) Kubeflow
5 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (38.64%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.36%) VMware
3 3 (6.82%) Databricks
4 2 (4.55%) NetApp
4 2 (4.55%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.27%) Cadence
5 1 (2.27%) Google
5 1 (2.27%) Tableau