Period
to 9 May 2021

The median contractor rate for an Azure Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 9 May 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
UK > England
6 months to
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 147 235 258
Rank change year-on-year +88 +23 +191
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Engineer 798 526 932
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.79% 1.13% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.94% 1.20% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 633 386 735
10th Percentile £375 £375 £375
25th Percentile £425 £438 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year - -4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £569 £575 £575
90th Percentile £638 £631 £625
UK median daily rate £510 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +2.00% -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 £35.75 -
Median % change year-on-year -30.07% - -
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £35.75 £31.25
% change year-on-year -30.07% +14.40% -

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 41,235 43,721 79,839
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.72% 93.88% 94.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,493 29,381 54,207
10th Percentile £281 £245 £275
25th Percentile £381 £363 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £485 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +2.11% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £655 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £473
% change year-on-year +2.70% -2.12% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,436 1,585 2,326
10th Percentile £11.40 £11.63 £11.00
25th Percentile £14.50 £14.10 £13.25
Median hourly rate £21.56 £18.90 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year +14.07% +2.16% +5.71%
75th Percentile £44.33 £36.50 £41.00
90th Percentile £56.50 £51.75 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +18.42% +5.56% +2.86%

Azure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Azure Engineer in England

Azure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for Azure Engineer in England

Azure Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure Engineer in England over the 6 months to 9 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Azure Engineer in England

Azure Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Hourly rate trend for Azure Engineer in England

Azure Engineer
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 Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 9 May 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 +58 454 £500 -4.76% 100
South East +75 103 £495 -1.00% 27
North of England +39 58 £495 +3.13% 59
South West +46 48 £475 -5.00% 10
Midlands +7 41 £431 -13.75% 15
North West +15 31 £500 - 27
Yorkshire +30 21 £463 +2.78% 25
West Midlands -22 21 £425 -12.82% 10
East Midlands +33 16 £431 -17.86% 5
East of England +26 14 £450 -5.26% 14
North East +25 7 £530 +24.71% 7
Azure Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 9 May 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 England region featuring Azure Engineer in the job title.

1 795 (99.62%) Azure
2 472 (59.15%) DevOps
3 277 (34.71%) Terraform
4 242 (30.33%) Microsoft
5 233 (29.20%) PowerShell
6 175 (21.93%) SQL
7 169 (21.18%) Kubernetes
8 167 (20.93%) Windows
9 165 (20.68%) Python
10 164 (20.55%) Agile Software Development
11 149 (18.67%) Infrastructure as Code
12 130 (16.29%) PaaS
13 124 (15.54%) Linux
14 119 (14.91%) Ansible
15 118 (14.79%) Active Directory
16 117 (14.66%) Azure Data Factory
17 114 (14.29%) Docker
18 110 (13.78%) Databricks
19 99 (12.41%) Finance
20 97 (12.16%) Microsoft 365
21 94 (11.78%) AWS
22 93 (11.65%) Security Cleared
23 91 (11.40%) Social Skills
24 89 (11.15%) SC Cleared
24 89 (11.15%) Firewall
24 89 (11.15%) Migration
25 86 (10.78%) Azure SQL Database
26 85 (10.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
27 79 (9.90%) Data Warehouse
28 77 (9.65%) IaaS

Azure Engineer 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 (3.13%) Apache Spark
2 23 (2.88%) SharePoint
3 16 (2.01%) MS Exchange
4 10 (1.25%) Apache
5 8 (1.00%) Apache Airflow
5 8 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (1.00%) DNN
6 6 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.50%) Confluence
8 3 (0.38%) IIS
8 3 (0.38%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.25%) Luigi
9 2 (0.25%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.13%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.13%) Apache ServiceMix
10 1 (0.13%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Fuse
10 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (1.88%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.38%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.13%) Autodesk Flame
4 1 (0.13%) CINEMA 4D
4 1 (0.13%) Maya
4 1 (0.13%) NUKE
4 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.38%) Aligne
2 3 (0.38%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.13%) Tesseract
3 1 (0.13%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 795 (99.62%) Azure
2 130 (16.29%) PaaS
3 117 (14.66%) Azure Data Factory
4 97 (12.16%) Microsoft 365
5 94 (11.78%) AWS
6 77 (9.65%) IaaS
7 70 (8.77%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 69 (8.65%) Azure Active Directory
9 63 (7.89%) Power Platform
10 51 (6.39%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 51 (6.39%) Serverless
11 48 (6.02%) GitHub
12 37 (4.64%) Azure Functions
13 35 (4.39%) Azure Logic Apps
14 32 (4.01%) Azure Storage
15 31 (3.88%) SaaS
16 28 (3.51%) GCP
16 28 (3.51%) OpenShift
17 27 (3.38%) Azure Key Vault
18 26 (3.26%) Azure Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 89 (11.15%) Firewall
2 33 (4.14%) DNS
3 25 (3.13%) VPN
4 22 (2.76%) Network Security
5 16 (2.01%) WAN
6 10 (1.25%) MPLS
7 8 (1.00%) Wireless
8 7 (0.88%) DHCP
8 7 (0.88%) Internet
9 6 (0.75%) DMZ
9 6 (0.75%) Intranet
9 6 (0.75%) SAN
10 5 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (0.50%) LAN
11 4 (0.50%) NAS
11 4 (0.50%) SSL
11 4 (0.50%) Unified Communications
12 3 (0.38%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (0.38%) Reverse Proxy
12 3 (0.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (10.78%) Azure SQL Database
2 79 (9.90%) Data Warehouse
3 75 (9.40%) Data Lake
4 69 (8.65%) SQL Server
5 44 (5.51%) Power BI
6 26 (3.26%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 19 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 17 (2.13%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 16 (2.01%) Big Data
10 15 (1.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 15 (1.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 14 (1.75%) NoSQL
12 13 (1.63%) HDInsight
12 13 (1.63%) MongoDB
13 11 (1.38%) Relational Database
14 9 (1.13%) Amazon RDS
14 9 (1.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 8 (1.00%) OLTP
15 8 (1.00%) Snowflake Schema
16 7 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 61 (7.64%) Git (software)
1 61 (7.64%) Jenkins
2 34 (4.26%) GitLab
3 17 (2.13%) JIRA
4 15 (1.88%) Bitbucket
4 15 (1.88%) Octopus Deploy
5 12 (1.50%) Maven
5 12 (1.50%) TeamCity
6 11 (1.38%) Visual Studio
7 10 (1.25%) Gradle
8 9 (1.13%) ReSharper
8 9 (1.13%) SonarQube
9 8 (1.00%) Visual Studio Team System
9 8 (1.00%) webpack
10 4 (0.50%) CMake
10 4 (0.50%) Gerrit
10 4 (0.50%) Oracle APEX
11 3 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (0.38%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.38%) Selenium
General
1 99 (12.41%) Finance
2 91 (11.40%) Social Skills
3 28 (3.51%) Banking
4 27 (3.38%) Presentation Skills
5 23 (2.88%) Public Sector
6 13 (1.63%) Retail
7 12 (1.50%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (1.38%) Influencing Skills
9 9 (1.13%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.88%) Games
10 7 (0.88%) Legal
11 6 (0.75%) Advertising
11 6 (0.75%) Front Office
12 5 (0.63%) Law
12 5 (0.63%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.63%) Marketing
13 4 (0.50%) Telecoms
14 3 (0.38%) Publishing
15 2 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.13%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (8.02%) .NET
2 44 (5.51%) YAML
3 38 (4.76%) JSON
4 37 (4.64%) REST
5 25 (3.13%) Kafka
6 21 (2.63%) PySpark
7 18 (2.26%) Node.js
8 17 (2.13%) .NET Core
9 14 (1.75%) CSS
10 12 (1.50%) .NET Framework
11 10 (1.25%) React
11 10 (1.25%) Web Services
12 9 (1.13%) GraphQL
12 9 (1.13%) Redux
13 8 (1.00%) ADO
14 7 (0.88%) RESTful
15 6 (0.75%) Express
15 6 (0.75%) Velocity
15 6 (0.75%) XML
16 5 (0.63%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 46 (5.76%) Cloud Native
2 37 (4.64%) Data Centre
3 22 (2.76%) Public Cloud
4 20 (2.51%) Hybrid Cloud
5 18 (2.26%) Management Information System
6 13 (1.63%) Self-Motivation
7 12 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
8 11 (1.38%) iPad
8 11 (1.38%) PKI
9 10 (1.25%) Algorithms
10 8 (1.00%) Augmented Reality
10 8 (1.00%) Data Structures
10 8 (1.00%) Enterprise Cloud
11 7 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
12 6 (0.75%) Mobile App
13 5 (0.63%) Hedge funds
13 5 (0.63%) Replication
14 4 (0.50%) Reinsurance
15 3 (0.38%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 167 (20.93%) Windows
2 124 (15.54%) Linux
3 55 (6.89%) Windows Server
4 15 (1.88%) Windows 10
5 14 (1.75%) Android
6 9 (1.13%) VMS
7 8 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (0.88%) Windows Server 2016
8 7 (0.88%) Windows Server 2019
9 6 (0.75%) Apple iOS
9 6 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.25%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.13%) Alpine Linux
13 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.13%) SUSE
13 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 472 (59.15%) DevOps
2 164 (20.55%) Agile Software Development
3 149 (18.67%) Infrastructure as Code
4 89 (11.15%) Migration
5 85 (10.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 71 (8.90%) Analytics
7 66 (8.27%) Microservices
8 65 (8.15%) Business Intelligence
8 65 (8.15%) Data Pipeline
9 56 (7.02%) Configuration Management
10 52 (6.52%) Test Automation
11 51 (6.39%) Scrum
12 49 (6.14%) Software Engineering
13 41 (5.14%) Data Engineering
13 41 (5.14%) Data Modelling
14 40 (5.01%) Continuous Integration
15 39 (4.89%) ETL
15 39 (4.89%) Stakeholder Management
16 33 (4.14%) Data Science
17 29 (3.63%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 233 (29.20%) PowerShell
2 175 (21.93%) SQL
3 165 (20.68%) Python
4 54 (6.77%) C#
5 51 (6.39%) Java
6 48 (6.02%) Bash Shell
7 27 (3.38%) JavaScript
8 20 (2.51%) T-SQL
9 15 (1.88%) Scala
10 14 (1.75%) C++
11 13 (1.63%) Go
12 12 (1.50%) TypeScript
13 10 (1.25%) PL/SQL
14 8 (1.00%) Ruby
15 6 (0.75%) ES6
15 6 (0.75%) Perl
15 6 (0.75%) PHP
16 4 (0.50%) VB
17 3 (0.38%) Shell Script
17 3 (0.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 93 (11.65%) Security Cleared
2 89 (11.15%) SC Cleared
3 18 (2.26%) DV Cleared
4 17 (2.13%) Degree
5 9 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (1.00%) Master's Degree
7 7 (0.88%) MCSE
8 6 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.38%) MCSA
11 2 (0.25%) AWS Certification
11 2 (0.25%) CCIE
11 2 (0.25%) CCNP
11 2 (0.25%) CISM
11 2 (0.25%) CISSP
11 2 (0.25%) ISEB
12 1 (0.13%) CCSA
12 1 (0.13%) Check Point Certification
12 1 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.38%) NIST
1 11 (1.38%) SLA
2 7 (0.88%) QA
3 6 (0.75%) GDPR
3 6 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.63%) NCSC
5 3 (0.38%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.25%) FedRAMP
6 2 (0.25%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.13%) IFRS
System Software
1 118 (14.79%) Active Directory
2 114 (14.29%) Docker
3 21 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
4 20 (2.51%) Hyper-V
4 20 (2.51%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (1.25%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.38%) Terminal Services
6 3 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.25%) LXC
8 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.13%) Postfix
8 1 (0.13%) qmail
8 1 (0.13%) Samba
8 1 (0.13%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.13%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.13%) Xen
8 1 (0.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 277 (34.71%) Terraform
2 169 (21.18%) Kubernetes
3 119 (14.91%) Ansible
4 37 (4.64%) Puppet
5 27 (3.38%) Microsoft Intune
6 20 (2.51%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (1.13%) Single Sign-On
8 8 (1.00%) Packer
8 8 (1.00%) SCCM
9 5 (0.63%) Prometheus
10 4 (0.50%) FortiGate
10 4 (0.50%) Grafana
10 4 (0.50%) Salt
10 4 (0.50%) SCOM
11 3 (0.38%) CASB
11 3 (0.38%) QRadar
12 2 (0.25%) Backup Exec
12 2 (0.25%) Istio
12 2 (0.25%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 2 (0.25%) Oozie
Vendors
1 242 (30.33%) Microsoft
2 110 (13.78%) Databricks
3 36 (4.51%) VMware
4 22 (2.76%) Cisco
5 18 (2.26%) Oracle
6 14 (1.75%) Google
7 13 (1.63%) MuleSoft
7 13 (1.63%) Okta
8 11 (1.38%) Citrix
9 8 (1.00%) Palo Alto
9 8 (1.00%) Splunk
10 6 (0.75%) CheckPoint
11 5 (0.63%) F5
11 5 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (0.50%) Fortinet
12 4 (0.50%) NetApp
12 4 (0.50%) New Relic
12 4 (0.50%) Samsung
12 4 (0.50%) SAP
12 4 (0.50%) Zscaler