Period
to 27 November 2021

The median contractor rate for an Azure Architect was £625 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 27 November 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 Architect
UK > England
6 months to
27 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 298 301 333
Rank change year-on-year +3 +32 +141
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Architect 630 229 532
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.89% 0.75% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 0.81% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 436 163 351
10th Percentile £500 £450 £500
25th Percentile £529 £500 £524
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £625 £550 £575
Median % change year-on-year +13.64% -4.35% -
75th Percentile £713 £655 £675
90th Percentile £804 £700 £725
UK median daily rate £613 £550 £568
% change year-on-year +11.36% -3.08% -1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £67.50
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - £67.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 65,954 28,352 70,674
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.57% 92.61% 94.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 46,757 19,551 47,805
10th Percentile £300 £260 £256
25th Percentile £413 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £475 £466
Median % change year-on-year +7.89% +1.93% +3.56%
75th Percentile £625 £575 £575
90th Percentile £700 £668 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £460
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,950 1,016 2,455
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £14.00 £14.00 £13.88
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £18.55
Median % change year-on-year -11.11% +21.29% +6.00%
75th Percentile £45.85 £45.00 £42.50
90th Percentile £62.33 £55.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year -11.11% +20.32% +6.86%

Azure Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Azure Architect in England

Azure Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Azure Architect in England.

Daily rate trend for Azure Architect in England

Azure Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure Architect in England over the 6 months to 27 November 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Azure Architect in England

Azure Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Azure Architect in England.

Hourly rate trend for Azure Architect in England

Azure Architect
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Azure Architect within the England region over the 6 months to 27 November 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
London +30 441 £650 +18.18% 60
Midlands -48 41 £588 +17.50% 2
South East -76 41 £573 +1.78% 11
North of England -73 32 £550 - 12
West Midlands -49 29 £575 +12.75% 1
Yorkshire -27 19 £550 - 5
East of England -32 16 £533 - 2
South West -49 15 £650 +44.44% 1
North West -69 13 £586 +6.55% 6
East Midlands -26 12 £700 +60.00% 1
Azure Architect
UK

Azure Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 November 2021, Azure Architect 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 England region featuring Azure Architect in the job title.

1 629 (99.84%) Azure
2 231 (36.67%) Microsoft
3 221 (35.08%) DevOps
4 161 (25.56%) Agile Software Development
5 159 (25.24%) PaaS
6 154 (24.44%) AWS
7 137 (21.75%) Finance
8 134 (21.27%) Social Skills
9 133 (21.11%) Terraform
10 123 (19.52%) IaaS
11 109 (17.30%) Migration
12 106 (16.83%) Microservices
13 105 (16.67%) Infrastructure as Code
14 99 (15.71%) Kubernetes
14 99 (15.71%) SQL
15 93 (14.76%) Databricks
16 86 (13.65%) Docker
17 84 (13.33%) Analytics
18 80 (12.70%) SaaS
19 74 (11.75%) PowerShell
20 73 (11.59%) Big Data
20 73 (11.59%) Stakeholder Management
21 72 (11.43%) Azure Data Factory
22 70 (11.11%) Java
23 69 (10.95%) Python
24 67 (10.63%) Active Directory
24 67 (10.63%) Serverless
24 67 (10.63%) Data Lake
25 66 (10.48%) Data Modelling
26 64 (10.16%) Enterprise Architecture

Azure Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 25 (3.97%) SharePoint
2 17 (2.70%) Apache Spark
3 10 (1.59%) Confluence
4 9 (1.43%) OpenStack
5 7 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (0.79%) Apache
7 4 (0.63%) CMS
8 3 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.32%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.32%) SAS
9 2 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.16%) Apache Airflow
10 1 (0.16%) Drupal
10 1 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 10 (1.59%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 25 (3.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.27%) Sentinel
3 5 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.79%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.16%) Primavera
5 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.16%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.16%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.16%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.16%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 629 (99.84%) Azure
2 159 (25.24%) PaaS
3 154 (24.44%) AWS
4 123 (19.52%) IaaS
5 80 (12.70%) SaaS
6 72 (11.43%) Azure Data Factory
7 67 (10.63%) Serverless
8 63 (10.00%) Power Platform
9 61 (9.68%) Azure Active Directory
10 55 (8.73%) GitHub
10 55 (8.73%) Microsoft 365
11 53 (8.41%) GCP
12 43 (6.83%) Azure Synapse Analytics
13 40 (6.35%) Azure Functions
14 39 (6.19%) AWS CloudFormation
14 39 (6.19%) Azure Logic Apps
15 32 (5.08%) Azure Service Bus
16 28 (4.44%) Dynamics 365
17 26 (4.13%) Azure Cosmos DB
18 25 (3.97%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 45 (7.14%) Firewall
2 19 (3.02%) Internet
3 17 (2.70%) DNS
4 16 (2.54%) Network Security
5 14 (2.22%) WAN
6 11 (1.75%) Reverse Proxy
6 11 (1.75%) VPN
7 10 (1.59%) LAN
8 9 (1.43%) BGP
9 8 (1.27%) Intranet
10 7 (1.11%) HTTP
11 6 (0.95%) SSL
12 5 (0.79%) DMZ
12 5 (0.79%) SAN
13 4 (0.63%) NetScaler
13 4 (0.63%) TCP/IP
14 3 (0.48%) IKE
14 3 (0.48%) IPsec
14 3 (0.48%) SSH
14 3 (0.48%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (11.59%) Big Data
2 67 (10.63%) Data Lake
3 53 (8.41%) SQL Server
4 43 (6.83%) Power BI
5 41 (6.51%) NoSQL
6 40 (6.35%) Azure SQL Database
7 38 (6.03%) Data Warehouse
8 23 (3.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 15 (2.38%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 15 (2.38%) Hadoop
9 15 (2.38%) Metadata
10 11 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
10 11 (1.75%) Relational Database
11 8 (1.27%) MongoDB
11 8 (1.27%) RDBMS
12 7 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
13 5 (0.79%) MySQL
13 5 (0.79%) Spotfire
13 5 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 54 (8.57%) Jenkins
2 36 (5.71%) Gradle
2 36 (5.71%) Maven
2 36 (5.71%) TeamCity
3 35 (5.56%) PowerDesigner
4 15 (2.38%) Git (software)
5 13 (2.06%) JIRA
6 6 (0.95%) kappa
6 6 (0.95%) Sonatype Nexus
7 5 (0.79%) GitLab
8 4 (0.63%) Subversion
9 3 (0.48%) Artifactory
9 3 (0.48%) Snyk
10 2 (0.32%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.32%) Mercurial
10 2 (0.32%) MLflow
10 2 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.32%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.32%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.16%) Ant
General
1 137 (21.75%) Finance
2 134 (21.27%) Social Skills
3 56 (8.89%) Banking
4 34 (5.40%) Retail
5 28 (4.44%) Presentation Skills
6 26 (4.13%) Investment Banking
7 25 (3.97%) Public Sector
8 19 (3.02%) Analytical Skills
9 18 (2.86%) Legal
10 15 (2.38%) Financial Institution
11 12 (1.90%) Influencing Skills
12 10 (1.59%) Documentation Skills
12 10 (1.59%) Manufacturing
13 9 (1.43%) Law
14 7 (1.11%) Marketing
14 7 (1.11%) Telecoms
15 4 (0.63%) Electronics
15 4 (0.63%) Organisational Skills
16 3 (0.48%) Billing
16 3 (0.48%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (8.73%) .NET
2 42 (6.67%) Kafka
3 27 (4.29%) ARM Templates
4 20 (3.17%) JSON
4 20 (3.17%) Spring Boot
5 14 (2.22%) AngularJS
5 14 (2.22%) JMS
6 13 (2.06%) .NET Core
6 13 (2.06%) REST
7 12 (1.90%) React
7 12 (1.90%) SAML
8 11 (1.75%) Web Services
9 10 (1.59%) OpenID
9 10 (1.59%) RESTful
10 8 (1.27%) Swagger
11 7 (1.11%) .NET Framework
11 7 (1.11%) HTML
11 7 (1.11%) Node.js
11 7 (1.11%) OAuth
11 7 (1.11%) RxJava
Miscellaneous
1 64 (10.16%) Public Cloud
2 52 (8.25%) Cloud Native
3 37 (5.87%) Data Centre
4 24 (3.81%) Hybrid Cloud
5 18 (2.86%) Private Cloud
6 16 (2.54%) Greenfield Project
7 15 (2.38%) Hedge funds
8 13 (2.06%) Virtual Team
9 12 (1.90%) Enterprise Cloud
10 11 (1.75%) Management Information System
11 9 (1.43%) Data Protection Act
12 7 (1.11%) Legacy Applications
13 6 (0.95%) Legacy Systems
14 4 (0.63%) Data Structures
14 4 (0.63%) Linux Command Line
15 3 (0.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 3 (0.48%) FMCG
15 3 (0.48%) Mashup
15 3 (0.48%) Mobile App
15 3 (0.48%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 61 (9.68%) Windows
2 23 (3.65%) Linux
3 18 (2.86%) Windows Server
4 9 (1.43%) Unix
5 8 (1.27%) Windows Server 2016
6 7 (1.11%) VMS
7 6 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.63%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.48%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.48%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.32%) Android
10 2 (0.32%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.32%) Debian
10 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (35.08%) DevOps
2 161 (25.56%) Agile Software Development
3 109 (17.30%) Migration
4 106 (16.83%) Microservices
5 105 (16.67%) Infrastructure as Code
6 84 (13.33%) Analytics
7 73 (11.59%) Stakeholder Management
8 66 (10.48%) Data Modelling
9 64 (10.16%) Enterprise Architecture
10 57 (9.05%) Business Intelligence
11 54 (8.57%) TOGAF
12 50 (7.94%) Open Source
13 43 (6.83%) SDLC
14 40 (6.35%) CRM
14 40 (6.35%) Scrum
15 37 (5.87%) Data Protection
16 36 (5.71%) Technical Architecture
17 32 (5.08%) Strategic Roadmap
18 30 (4.76%) Architecture Roadmap
18 30 (4.76%) Physical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 99 (15.71%) SQL
2 74 (11.75%) PowerShell
3 70 (11.11%) Java
4 69 (10.95%) Python
5 61 (9.68%) C#
6 41 (6.51%) Bash Shell
7 36 (5.71%) JavaScript
8 14 (2.22%) Go
9 11 (1.75%) C
10 7 (1.11%) C++
11 6 (0.95%) Groovy
11 6 (0.95%) Java 11
11 6 (0.95%) Scala
12 5 (0.79%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.63%) Perl
13 4 (0.63%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.48%) PHP
14 3 (0.48%) R
15 2 (0.32%) Ruby
15 2 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 35 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 34 (5.40%) SC Cleared
3 14 (2.22%) CISSP
4 12 (1.90%) Degree
5 10 (1.59%) TOGAF Certification
6 7 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.79%) CISM
9 4 (0.63%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 4 (0.63%) CCA
9 4 (0.63%) CESG Certified Professional
10 3 (0.48%) AWS Certification
10 3 (0.48%) CCIE
10 3 (0.48%) CCIE Security
10 3 (0.48%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (0.48%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.48%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.32%) CRISC
11 2 (0.32%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (6.67%) GDPR
2 13 (2.06%) Data Quality
2 13 (2.06%) QA
3 11 (1.75%) NIST
4 10 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (1.27%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.79%) FedRAMP
8 3 (0.48%) NCSC
9 2 (0.32%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.32%) SLA
9 2 (0.32%) SOC 1
9 2 (0.32%) SOC 2
10 1 (0.16%) COBIT
10 1 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.16%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 86 (13.65%) Docker
2 67 (10.63%) Active Directory
3 18 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (2.06%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (1.59%) Virtual Desktop
6 6 (0.95%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.48%) DFS Replication
7 3 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.48%) vCloud
7 3 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.32%) vSphere
8 2 (0.32%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.16%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.16%) HDFS
9 1 (0.16%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 133 (21.11%) Terraform
2 99 (15.71%) Kubernetes
3 31 (4.92%) Ansible
4 19 (3.02%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 14 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (1.75%) Puppet
7 7 (1.11%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (0.63%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.48%) CASB
9 3 (0.48%) Nessus
10 2 (0.32%) EdgeSight
10 2 (0.32%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.32%) Grafana
10 2 (0.32%) Packer
10 2 (0.32%) ThinApp
11 1 (0.16%) Nagios
11 1 (0.16%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.16%) SCCM
11 1 (0.16%) SCOM
11 1 (0.16%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 231 (36.67%) Microsoft
2 93 (14.76%) Databricks
3 45 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
4 36 (5.71%) BiZZdesign
4 36 (5.71%) SAP
5 29 (4.60%) VMware
6 27 (4.29%) Oracle
7 23 (3.65%) MuleSoft
8 19 (3.02%) IBM
9 16 (2.54%) Google
10 14 (2.22%) Cloudera
11 11 (1.75%) Citrix
12 9 (1.43%) Cisco
12 9 (1.43%) Red Hat
12 9 (1.43%) Sitecore
13 6 (0.95%) Palo Alto
13 6 (0.95%) ServiceNow
14 3 (0.48%) AppDynamics
14 3 (0.48%) BeyondTrust
14 3 (0.48%) Splunk