Period
to 21 September 2021

The median contractor rate for an Azure Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in England 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
UK > England
6 months to
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 141 208 250
Rank change year-on-year +67 +42 +173
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Engineer 1,232 320 907
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.93% 1.25% 1.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.07% 1.34% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 964 233 693
10th Percentile £413 £375 £375
25th Percentile £463 £416 £438
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £513 £500
Median % change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% -
75th Percentile £619 £575 £600
90th Percentile £675 £638 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 6
10th Percentile £26.00 " £54.25
25th Percentile £27.50 " £60.94
Median hourly rate £30.00 - £73.75
75th Percentile £32.50 " £82.50
90th Percentile £34.00 " "
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - £73.75

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 59,617 23,793 75,804
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.28% 92.72% 94.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 41,725 16,203 51,283
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
25th Percentile £405 £375 £365
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,839 772 2,402
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.63 £14.25 £13.68
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% +15.79% +8.57%
75th Percentile £45.00 £44.50 £43.75
90th Percentile £60.50 £53.75 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £21.80 £19.00
% change year-on-year -8.26% +14.74% +8.57%

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 21 September 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 21 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
London +64 748 £550 +4.76% 108
South East -7 145 £525 -2.33% 28
North of England -3 112 £525 +5.00% 36
Midlands -42 64 £500 +5.26% 29
North West -6 63 £525 -4.55% 23
South West -4 51 £520 +15.56% 19
Yorkshire -22 41 £475 +5.56% 11
West Midlands -51 38 £525 -4.55% 16
East Midlands -21 24 £470 +19.75% 13
East of England -41 13 £363 -12.12% 12
North East -16 8 £620 +45.88% 2
Azure Engineer
UK

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

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 England region featuring Azure Engineer in the job title.

1 1,232 (100.00%) Azure
2 719 (58.36%) DevOps
3 411 (33.36%) Terraform
4 320 (25.97%) SQL
5 316 (25.65%) Microsoft
6 301 (24.43%) Python
7 292 (23.70%) Infrastructure as Code
8 277 (22.48%) Kubernetes
9 270 (21.92%) PowerShell
10 259 (21.02%) Databricks
11 253 (20.54%) Agile Software Development
12 242 (19.64%) PaaS
13 209 (16.96%) Windows
14 198 (16.07%) Azure Data Factory
15 177 (14.37%) Active Directory
16 175 (14.20%) Linux
17 174 (14.12%) Ansible
18 173 (14.04%) IaaS
19 172 (13.96%) Docker
19 172 (13.96%) Data Lake
20 169 (13.72%) Social Skills
21 166 (13.47%) Finance
22 155 (12.58%) Analytics
23 142 (11.53%) Migration
24 140 (11.36%) Azure SQL Database
25 139 (11.28%) AWS
26 134 (10.88%) Business Intelligence
26 134 (10.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
27 131 (10.63%) Azure Active Directory
28 116 (9.42%) Azure Synapse Analytics

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 79 (6.41%) Apache Spark
2 41 (3.33%) SharePoint
3 23 (1.87%) Apache
4 17 (1.38%) Apache Airflow
5 15 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
6 12 (0.97%) Confluence
6 12 (0.97%) Luigi
7 10 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
8 8 (0.65%) MS Exchange
9 6 (0.49%) Jupyter
10 5 (0.41%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.32%) IIS
11 4 (0.32%) SAS
12 3 (0.24%) nginx
13 2 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 1 (0.081%) Apache Pig
14 1 (0.081%) Apache Solr
14 1 (0.081%) Exchange Server 2013
14 1 (0.081%) Sitecore CMS
14 1 (0.081%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.16%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.16%) SPSS
4 1 (0.081%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (0.81%) Sentinel
2 8 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.081%) Aligne
4 1 (0.081%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.081%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.081%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 1,232 (100.00%) Azure
2 242 (19.64%) PaaS
3 198 (16.07%) Azure Data Factory
4 173 (14.04%) IaaS
5 139 (11.28%) AWS
6 131 (10.63%) Azure Active Directory
7 116 (9.42%) Azure Synapse Analytics
8 115 (9.33%) Microsoft 365
9 109 (8.85%) Serverless
10 107 (8.69%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 93 (7.55%) Power Platform
12 89 (7.22%) SaaS
13 88 (7.14%) GitHub
14 86 (6.98%) Azure Functions
15 61 (4.95%) Azure Storage
16 54 (4.38%) Azure Logic Apps
17 45 (3.65%) Azure Key Vault
18 42 (3.41%) GCP
19 35 (2.84%) OpenShift
20 34 (2.76%) GitHub Actions
Communications & Networking
1 103 (8.36%) Firewall
2 53 (4.30%) DNS
3 29 (2.35%) Network Security
4 28 (2.27%) VPN
5 19 (1.54%) DHCP
6 16 (1.30%) WAN
7 11 (0.89%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (0.89%) Reverse Proxy
7 11 (0.89%) SSL
8 9 (0.73%) HTTPS
8 9 (0.73%) Internet
9 7 (0.57%) HTTP
9 7 (0.57%) SAN
9 7 (0.57%) SD-WAN
10 6 (0.49%) LAN
10 6 (0.49%) MPLS
10 6 (0.49%) VLAN
10 6 (0.49%) Wireless
11 4 (0.32%) NetScaler
12 3 (0.24%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 172 (13.96%) Data Lake
2 140 (11.36%) Azure SQL Database
3 107 (8.69%) Data Warehouse
4 93 (7.55%) SQL Server
5 82 (6.66%) Power BI
6 48 (3.90%) Big Data
7 43 (3.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 36 (2.92%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 29 (2.35%) Relational Database
10 26 (2.11%) NoSQL
11 25 (2.03%) Hadoop
12 23 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 20 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
14 18 (1.46%) HDInsight
14 18 (1.46%) Metadata
14 18 (1.46%) MongoDB
14 18 (1.46%) Spark SQL
15 17 (1.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 15 (1.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 14 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 115 (9.33%) Jenkins
2 94 (7.63%) Git (software)
3 37 (3.00%) GitLab
4 32 (2.60%) JIRA
5 23 (1.87%) TeamCity
6 22 (1.79%) Maven
7 21 (1.70%) Visual Studio
8 16 (1.30%) Gradle
9 14 (1.14%) Selenium
9 14 (1.14%) SonarQube
9 14 (1.14%) Visual Studio Team System
10 13 (1.06%) Octopus Deploy
11 12 (0.97%) MSBuild
12 10 (0.81%) Bitbucket
12 10 (0.81%) Subversion
13 9 (0.73%) Cucumber
14 8 (0.65%) Artifactory
14 8 (0.65%) Postman
15 6 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 6 (0.49%) MLflow
General
1 169 (13.72%) Social Skills
2 166 (13.47%) Finance
3 52 (4.22%) Public Sector
4 46 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
5 39 (3.17%) Presentation Skills
6 28 (2.27%) Banking
7 26 (2.11%) Retail
8 24 (1.95%) Financial Institution
9 23 (1.87%) Legal
10 19 (1.54%) Organisational Skills
11 14 (1.14%) Marketing
12 12 (0.97%) Telecoms
13 10 (0.81%) Investment Banking
14 9 (0.73%) Documentation Skills
15 8 (0.65%) Electronics
15 8 (0.65%) Manufacturing
16 7 (0.57%) Law
17 6 (0.49%) Games
17 6 (0.49%) Influencing Skills
18 4 (0.32%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (8.44%) ARM Templates
2 96 (7.79%) .NET
3 59 (4.79%) Kafka
4 46 (3.73%) YAML
5 41 (3.33%) PySpark
6 40 (3.25%) JSON
7 35 (2.84%) .NET Core
8 23 (1.87%) REST
9 19 (1.54%) .NET Framework
10 18 (1.46%) ASP.NET
11 17 (1.38%) Web Services
12 15 (1.22%) ASP.NET Web API
12 15 (1.22%) Spark Streaming
13 14 (1.14%) Node.js
13 14 (1.14%) React
14 13 (1.06%) CSS
15 11 (0.89%) Pandas
16 10 (0.81%) SAML
17 9 (0.73%) AngularJS
17 9 (0.73%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 74 (6.01%) Data Protection Act
2 51 (4.14%) Cloud Native
3 47 (3.81%) Public Cloud
4 44 (3.57%) Data Centre
5 30 (2.44%) Hybrid Cloud
6 28 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
6 28 (2.27%) Management Information System
7 20 (1.62%) Hedge funds
8 19 (1.54%) Data Structures
9 17 (1.38%) Enterprise Cloud
10 15 (1.22%) iPad
11 12 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
11 12 (0.97%) Self-Motivation
12 9 (0.73%) Algorithms
12 9 (0.73%) Replication
13 8 (0.65%) Legacy Applications
14 7 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
14 7 (0.57%) Legacy Systems
14 7 (0.57%) PKI
15 5 (0.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 209 (16.96%) Windows
2 175 (14.20%) Linux
3 66 (5.36%) Windows Server
4 16 (1.30%) VMS
5 14 (1.14%) Windows 10
6 12 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (0.97%) Windows Server 2016
7 7 (0.57%) Android
7 7 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.49%) Windows Server 2019
9 5 (0.41%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.16%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.16%) Unix
12 1 (0.081%) AIX
12 1 (0.081%) CentOS
12 1 (0.081%) SUSE
12 1 (0.081%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.081%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.081%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 719 (58.36%) DevOps
2 292 (23.70%) Infrastructure as Code
3 253 (20.54%) Agile Software Development
4 155 (12.58%) Analytics
5 142 (11.53%) Migration
6 134 (10.88%) Business Intelligence
6 134 (10.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 99 (8.04%) Scrum
8 96 (7.79%) Data Protection
9 89 (7.22%) Data Pipeline
10 83 (6.74%) ETL
11 73 (5.93%) Continuous Delivery
12 72 (5.84%) Data Engineering
12 72 (5.84%) Data Modelling
13 71 (5.76%) Test Automation
14 68 (5.52%) Microservices
15 65 (5.28%) Software Engineering
16 62 (5.03%) Configuration Management
17 61 (4.95%) Problem-Solving
18 54 (4.38%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 320 (25.97%) SQL
2 301 (24.43%) Python
3 270 (21.92%) PowerShell
4 103 (8.36%) Bash Shell
5 84 (6.82%) C#
6 80 (6.49%) Java
7 55 (4.46%) Scala
8 39 (3.17%) JavaScript
9 37 (3.00%) T-SQL
10 13 (1.06%) Go
11 12 (0.97%) R
12 11 (0.89%) C
12 11 (0.89%) PL/SQL
12 11 (0.89%) Shell Script
12 11 (0.89%) TypeScript
13 10 (0.81%) Ruby
14 9 (0.73%) Perl
15 8 (0.65%) C++
16 6 (0.49%) Groovy
16 6 (0.49%) PHP
Qualifications
1 75 (6.09%) Security Cleared
2 66 (5.36%) SC Cleared
3 34 (2.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 27 (2.19%) Degree
5 12 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
6 11 (0.89%) DV Cleared
7 8 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (0.49%) CCNA
9 5 (0.41%) MCSA
9 5 (0.41%) MCSE
10 4 (0.32%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.24%) AWS Certification
11 3 (0.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.16%) CCNP
12 2 (0.16%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.16%) ISEB
12 2 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.16%) MCP
12 2 (0.16%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (1.95%) GDPR
2 21 (1.70%) SLA
3 17 (1.38%) QA
4 11 (0.89%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.57%) NIST
6 6 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.41%) SOC 2
8 4 (0.32%) COBIT
8 4 (0.32%) NCSC
9 1 (0.081%) Accessibility
9 1 (0.081%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 177 (14.37%) Active Directory
2 172 (13.96%) Docker
3 38 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (2.52%) Virtual Machines
5 27 (2.19%) Virtual Desktop
6 21 (1.70%) Hyper-V
7 16 (1.30%) OpenAM
8 7 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.32%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 3 (0.24%) Firmware
11 3 (0.24%) LXC
12 2 (0.16%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.16%) HDFS
12 2 (0.16%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.081%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.081%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.081%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 411 (33.36%) Terraform
2 277 (22.48%) Kubernetes
3 174 (14.12%) Ansible
4 42 (3.41%) Puppet
5 26 (2.11%) Microsoft Intune
5 26 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
6 25 (2.03%) SCCM
7 24 (1.95%) Single Sign-On
8 19 (1.54%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 14 (1.14%) Prometheus
10 9 (0.73%) Istio
11 6 (0.49%) FortiGate
11 6 (0.49%) Grafana
11 6 (0.49%) PowerCLI
12 5 (0.41%) Kibana
12 5 (0.41%) Oozie
12 5 (0.41%) vCenter Server
13 3 (0.24%) Docker Swarm
13 3 (0.24%) vRealize
13 3 (0.24%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 316 (25.65%) Microsoft
2 259 (21.02%) Databricks
3 65 (5.28%) VMware
4 33 (2.68%) Oracle
5 28 (2.27%) Citrix
5 28 (2.27%) Google
6 24 (1.95%) Cisco
7 22 (1.79%) SAP
8 16 (1.30%) ForgeRock
9 14 (1.14%) Cloudera
10 13 (1.06%) Splunk
11 12 (0.97%) CheckPoint
12 8 (0.65%) 3PAR
12 8 (0.65%) Atlassian
12 8 (0.65%) F5
13 7 (0.57%) Hortonworks
14 6 (0.49%) HP
14 6 (0.49%) IBM
14 6 (0.49%) Nimble Storage
14 6 (0.49%) Okta