Period
to 20 September 2021

The median contractor rate for an Azure Engineer was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 20 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
England > East of England
6 months to
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 119 82 172
Rank change year-on-year -37 +90 +20
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Engineer 13 8 17
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 0.54% 0.69% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.76% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 10
10th Percentile £279 £320 £302
25th Percentile £300 £323 £344
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £363 £413 £471
Median % change year-on-year -12.12% -12.47% +15.64%
75th Percentile £458 £456 £497
90th Percentile £585 £570 £580
England median daily rate £525 £518 £500
% change year-on-year +1.45% +3.50% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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
East of England
Contract vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 2,197 1,053 3,904
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.39% 90.85% 92.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,307 650 2,436
10th Percentile £150 £203 £206
25th Percentile £259 £306 £342
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £413 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year -2.94% - -
75th Percentile £525 £525 £519
90th Percentile £613 £588 £596
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 275 85 235
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.00 £10.58
25th Percentile £12.50 £14.75 £12.87
Median hourly rate £15.00 £22.00 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year -31.82% +37.50% -7.62%
75th Percentile £24.88 £47.50 £43.75
90th Percentile £47.85 £53.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% +15.79% +8.57%

Azure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings that featured Azure Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Azure Engineer in the East of England

Azure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Daily rate trend for Azure Engineer in the East of England

Azure Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure Engineer in the East of England over the 6 months to 20 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Azure Engineer in the East of England

Azure Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 6 months to 20 September 2021. 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
Bedfordshire - 5 £300 -
Essex -11 3 £394 -4.55%
Hertfordshire -30 3 £663 +5.16% 6
Cambridgeshire -20 1 £288 -16.67% 5
Suffolk - 1 £400 -
Azure Engineer
England

Azure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 20 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 East of England region featuring Azure Engineer in the job title.

1 13 (100.00%) Azure
2 7 (53.85%) DevOps
3 4 (30.77%) Microsoft 365
4 3 (23.08%) Kafka
4 3 (23.08%) AWS
4 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
4 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
4 3 (23.08%) MySQL
4 3 (23.08%) Oracle
4 3 (23.08%) Java
4 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (23.08%) Apache Spark
5 2 (15.38%) Power BI
5 2 (15.38%) SOLID
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
5 2 (15.38%) Kubernetes
5 2 (15.38%) Translating Business Requirements
5 2 (15.38%) Kotlin
5 2 (15.38%) Power Platform
5 2 (15.38%) Project Delivery
5 2 (15.38%) Product Backlog
5 2 (15.38%) TDD
5 2 (15.38%) Scrum
5 2 (15.38%) SQL
5 2 (15.38%) Finance
5 2 (15.38%) ITIL
5 2 (15.38%) Windows
5 2 (15.38%) Apache
5 2 (15.38%) SharePoint

Azure Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 3 (23.08%) Apache Spark
2 2 (15.38%) Apache
2 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
3 1 (7.69%) Apache Airflow
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 13 (100.00%) Azure
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft 365
3 3 (23.08%) AWS
4 2 (15.38%) Power Platform
5 1 (7.69%) Amazon EKS
5 1 (7.69%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (7.69%) AWS CodePipeline
5 1 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (7.69%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 1 (7.69%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (7.69%) Azure Functions
5 1 (7.69%) Azure Pipelines
5 1 (7.69%) Azure Storage
5 1 (7.69%) GCP
5 1 (7.69%) IaaS
5 1 (7.69%) OpenShift
5 1 (7.69%) PaaS
5 1 (7.69%) SaaS
5 1 (7.69%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) MySQL
2 2 (15.38%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (15.38%) MongoDB
2 2 (15.38%) Power BI
3 1 (7.69%) Apache Hive
3 1 (7.69%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 1 (7.69%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (7.69%) Data Lake
3 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (7.69%) HDInsight
3 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
3 1 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) GitLab
1 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
1 1 (7.69%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) Kafka
2 1 (7.69%) OAuth
2 1 (7.69%) OAuth2
2 1 (7.69%) OpenID
2 1 (7.69%) SAML
2 1 (7.69%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) iPad
2 1 (7.69%) Legacy Systems
2 1 (7.69%) NHS
2 1 (7.69%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
1 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) DevOps
2 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (15.38%) ITIL
3 2 (15.38%) Product Backlog
3 2 (15.38%) Project Delivery
3 2 (15.38%) Scrum
3 2 (15.38%) SOLID
3 2 (15.38%) TDD
3 2 (15.38%) Translating Business Requirements
4 1 (7.69%) Collaborative Working
4 1 (7.69%) Customer-Centricity
4 1 (7.69%) Data Engineering
4 1 (7.69%) Deployment Automation
4 1 (7.69%) Identity Access Management
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure as Code
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Automation
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (7.69%) Microservices
4 1 (7.69%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) Java
1 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
2 2 (15.38%) Kotlin
2 2 (15.38%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) Docker
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Kubernetes
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (7.69%) Ansible
2 1 (7.69%) Oozie
2 1 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (7.69%) Puppet
2 1 (7.69%) SCCM
2 1 (7.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Alibaba
2 1 (7.69%) Citrix
2 1 (7.69%) Confluent
2 1 (7.69%) Databricks
2 1 (7.69%) IBM
2 1 (7.69%) VMware