Period
to 18 January 2021

The median contractor rate for an Azure Engineer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 January 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
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 180 222 295
Rank change year-on-year +42 +73 +214
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Engineer 489 782 801
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.45% 1.19% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.57% 1.27% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 493 607 613
Median daily rate £475 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% - +1.52%
10th Percentile £363 £392 £375
90th Percentile £638 £660 £625
UK median daily rate £511 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +2.25% - +1.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 0
Median hourly rate - £73.75 -
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £73.75 -
% change year-on-year -42.37% - -

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 31,239 61,716 86,357
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.40% 93.81% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,407 41,786 58,760
Median daily rate £475 £463 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% - +2.78%
10th Percentile £255 £250 £275
90th Percentile £656 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +4.44% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,156 2,237 2,472
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £57.34 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £23.00 £18.00 £17.66
% change year-on-year +27.78% +1.93% -0.45%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +53 293 £488 -11.36% 92
South East +38 53 £470 -6.00% 25
North of England +55 49 £500 +8.11% 35
South West +65 30 £413 -17.50% 14
North West +32 29 £500 - 15
Midlands +18 26 £425 -15.00% 26
Yorkshire +46 17 £488 +8.33% 16
West Midlands +9 17 £425 -15.00% 9
East of England +68 7 £450 +5.88% 10
East Midlands +36 7 £340 -30.26% 17
North East +33 4 £545 +53.52% 4
Azure Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 489 (100.00%) Azure
2 310 (63.39%) DevOps
3 180 (36.81%) Terraform
4 156 (31.90%) Microsoft
5 136 (27.81%) PowerShell
6 127 (25.97%) Agile Software Development
7 121 (24.74%) SQL
8 114 (23.31%) Kubernetes
9 113 (23.11%) Windows
10 101 (20.65%) Python
11 93 (19.02%) Infrastructure as Code
12 78 (15.95%) Active Directory
13 68 (13.91%) PaaS
14 67 (13.70%) Ansible
15 66 (13.50%) Linux
15 66 (13.50%) Azure Data Factory
16 63 (12.88%) Docker
16 63 (12.88%) Security Cleared
17 62 (12.68%) SC Cleared
17 62 (12.68%) Azure SQL Database
18 57 (11.66%) Databricks
19 56 (11.45%) Serverless
20 55 (11.25%) .NET
20 55 (11.25%) SQL Server
21 53 (10.84%) AWS
22 52 (10.63%) Finance
23 49 (10.02%) Business Intelligence
23 49 (10.02%) Git (software)
24 48 (9.82%) Office 365
24 48 (9.82%) 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 17 (3.48%) Apache Spark
2 12 (2.45%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.23%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.02%) Skype for Business
5 4 (0.82%) Apache
5 4 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (0.82%) DNN
5 4 (0.82%) IIS
6 3 (0.61%) Apache Airflow
6 3 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.61%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.41%) Confluence
7 2 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.41%) Luigi
7 2 (0.41%) Predix
7 2 (0.41%) SAS
7 2 (0.41%) ThingWorx
8 1 (0.20%) Apache ServiceMix
8 1 (0.20%) nginx
8 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (0.61%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.61%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.41%) Aligne
3 2 (0.41%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 489 (100.00%) Azure
2 68 (13.91%) PaaS
3 66 (13.50%) Azure Data Factory
4 56 (11.45%) Serverless
5 53 (10.84%) AWS
6 48 (9.82%) IaaS
6 48 (9.82%) Office 365
7 45 (9.20%) Azure Functions
8 42 (8.59%) Azure Active Directory
9 34 (6.95%) Power Platform
10 28 (5.73%) Logic Apps
11 25 (5.11%) GitHub
12 18 (3.68%) OpenShift
13 13 (2.66%) GCP
14 12 (2.45%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 11 (2.25%) PowerApps
16 10 (2.04%) SaaS
17 9 (1.84%) Power Automate
18 8 (1.64%) Azure Stack
18 8 (1.64%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 47 (9.61%) Firewall
2 30 (6.13%) DNS
3 20 (4.09%) VPN
4 17 (3.48%) WAN
5 11 (2.25%) Network Security
6 10 (2.04%) DHCP
7 9 (1.84%) SAN
8 7 (1.43%) Internet
8 7 (1.43%) LAN
9 6 (1.23%) MPLS
9 6 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (1.02%) Reverse Proxy
10 5 (1.02%) Wireless
11 4 (0.82%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (0.82%) DMZ
11 4 (0.82%) Intranet
11 4 (0.82%) SSL
12 3 (0.61%) Skype
13 2 (0.41%) Software-Defined Networking
13 2 (0.41%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (12.68%) Azure SQL Database
2 55 (11.25%) SQL Server
3 46 (9.41%) Data Warehouse
4 43 (8.79%) Data Lake
5 40 (8.18%) Cosmos DB
6 24 (4.91%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 24 (4.91%) Big Data
7 23 (4.70%) Power BI
8 18 (3.68%) Hadoop
9 14 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 13 (2.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 11 (2.25%) NoSQL
11 11 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 8 (1.64%) Apache Hive
12 8 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
12 8 (1.64%) Relational Database
13 7 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
13 7 (1.43%) MongoDB
13 7 (1.43%) PolyBase
14 6 (1.23%) Impala
Development Applications
1 49 (10.02%) Git (software)
2 33 (6.75%) Jenkins
3 19 (3.89%) GitLab
4 17 (3.48%) Visual Studio Team System
5 16 (3.27%) TeamCity
6 14 (2.86%) Octopus Deploy
7 13 (2.66%) Visual Studio
8 12 (2.45%) Bitbucket
8 12 (2.45%) ReSharper
9 9 (1.84%) Selenium
10 8 (1.64%) Gradle
11 7 (1.43%) JIRA
11 7 (1.43%) webpack
12 6 (1.23%) Maven
12 6 (1.23%) SpecFlow
13 5 (1.02%) SonarQube
14 4 (0.82%) Artifactory
14 4 (0.82%) CMake
14 4 (0.82%) Gerrit
14 4 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 52 (10.63%) Finance
2 19 (3.89%) Public Sector
3 12 (2.45%) Banking
3 12 (2.45%) Retail
4 8 (1.64%) Front Office
5 6 (1.23%) Marketing
6 5 (1.02%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.82%) Legal
7 4 (0.82%) Retail Finance
7 4 (0.82%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.61%) Back Office
8 3 (0.61%) Publishing
9 2 (0.41%) German Language
10 1 (0.20%) Danish Language
10 1 (0.20%) Electronics
10 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.20%) Military
10 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (11.25%) .NET
2 23 (4.70%) JSON
3 22 (4.50%) REST
4 19 (3.89%) .NET Framework
4 19 (3.89%) Node.js
4 19 (3.89%) YAML
5 16 (3.27%) Kafka
6 14 (2.86%) PySpark
7 11 (2.25%) .NET Core
8 10 (2.04%) React
9 9 (1.84%) CSS
9 9 (1.84%) Web Services
10 8 (1.64%) Redux
11 7 (1.43%) GraphQL
11 7 (1.43%) XML
12 6 (1.23%) Express
12 6 (1.23%) Middleware
12 6 (1.23%) RESTful
13 5 (1.02%) XHR
14 4 (0.82%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 29 (5.93%) Cloud Native
2 26 (5.32%) Data Centre
3 17 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (3.48%) Greenfield Project
4 16 (3.27%) Hybrid Cloud
5 14 (2.86%) Linux Command Line
5 14 (2.86%) Public Cloud
6 13 (2.66%) Enterprise Cloud
7 7 (1.43%) Data Structures
7 7 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (1.02%) Algorithms
8 5 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.02%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.02%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.82%) Augmented Reality
9 4 (0.82%) PKI
9 4 (0.82%) Replication
10 3 (0.61%) FMCG
10 3 (0.61%) Internet of Things
10 3 (0.61%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 113 (23.11%) Windows
2 66 (13.50%) Linux
3 44 (9.00%) Windows Server
4 13 (2.66%) Windows 10
5 12 (2.45%) Windows Server 2016
6 11 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (1.64%) Android
7 8 (1.64%) VMS
8 7 (1.43%) Windows Server 2019
9 4 (0.82%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.82%) Windows Mobile
10 3 (0.61%) Unix
11 2 (0.41%) CentOS
11 2 (0.41%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.41%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 310 (63.39%) DevOps
2 127 (25.97%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (19.02%) Infrastructure as Code
4 49 (10.02%) Business Intelligence
5 46 (9.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 46 (9.41%) Migration
5 46 (9.41%) Test Automation
6 40 (8.18%) Microservices
7 36 (7.36%) Configuration Management
8 33 (6.75%) Analytics
9 32 (6.54%) Continuous Integration
10 28 (5.73%) Software Engineering
11 25 (5.11%) Data Engineering
12 24 (4.91%) Problem-Solving
13 21 (4.29%) ETL
14 20 (4.09%) Continuous Delivery
14 20 (4.09%) Network Virtualisation
15 19 (3.89%) Data Modelling
15 19 (3.89%) Deployment Automation
15 19 (3.89%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 136 (27.81%) PowerShell
2 121 (24.74%) SQL
3 101 (20.65%) Python
4 43 (8.79%) Java
5 39 (7.98%) C#
6 34 (6.95%) Bash Shell
7 22 (4.50%) JavaScript
8 14 (2.86%) C++
8 14 (2.86%) Scala
9 11 (2.25%) Go
10 10 (2.04%) T-SQL
11 8 (1.64%) R
12 6 (1.23%) ES6
12 6 (1.23%) Groovy
13 5 (1.02%) Ruby
14 3 (0.61%) Perl
14 3 (0.61%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.61%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.41%) C
15 2 (0.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 63 (12.88%) Security Cleared
2 62 (12.68%) SC Cleared
3 10 (2.04%) Degree
3 10 (2.04%) DV Cleared
3 10 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (1.23%) ISTQB
5 5 (1.02%) MCSE
6 4 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (0.82%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.61%) MCSA
8 2 (0.41%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.41%) CCNP
8 2 (0.41%) CISSP
8 2 (0.41%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (0.41%) Novell Certification
9 1 (0.20%) CCNA
9 1 (0.20%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.25%) NIST
2 8 (1.64%) QA
3 4 (0.82%) SLA
4 3 (0.61%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 78 (15.95%) Active Directory
2 63 (12.88%) Docker
3 15 (3.07%) Hyper-V
3 15 (3.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (2.25%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (1.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 5 (1.02%) HDFS
6 5 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.20%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.20%) Firmware
7 1 (0.20%) KVM
7 1 (0.20%) LXC
7 1 (0.20%) OCFS2
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.20%) Postfix
7 1 (0.20%) qmail
7 1 (0.20%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.20%) vCloud
7 1 (0.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 180 (36.81%) Terraform
2 114 (23.31%) Kubernetes
3 67 (13.70%) Ansible
4 28 (5.73%) Puppet
5 20 (4.09%) Microsoft Intune
6 19 (3.89%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (2.25%) SCCM
8 7 (1.43%) Packer
9 4 (0.82%) Grafana
9 4 (0.82%) Prometheus
9 4 (0.82%) Salt
10 2 (0.41%) EMC VPLEX
10 2 (0.41%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.41%) WSUS
11 1 (0.20%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (0.20%) Hadoop YARN
11 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Clustering
11 1 (0.20%) QRadar
11 1 (0.20%) SCOM
11 1 (0.20%) SELinux
Vendors
1 156 (31.90%) Microsoft
2 57 (11.66%) Databricks
3 24 (4.91%) VMware
4 19 (3.89%) Cisco
5 10 (2.04%) Oracle
6 8 (1.64%) Google
6 8 (1.64%) MuleSoft
6 8 (1.64%) Palo Alto
6 8 (1.64%) Splunk
7 7 (1.43%) Citrix
7 7 (1.43%) Cloudera
7 7 (1.43%) F5
8 6 (1.23%) Dell
8 6 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (1.23%) SAP
9 5 (1.02%) SolarWinds
10 4 (0.82%) HP
10 4 (0.82%) Okta
10 4 (0.82%) Samsung
10 4 (0.82%) StreamSets