Period
to 5 April 2020

The median contractor rate for an Azure Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

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
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 229 260 452
Rank change year-on-year +31 +192 +134
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Engineer 619 952 488
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.12% 1.07% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.19% 1.13% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 763 408
Median daily rate £500 £525 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +6.06% -1.00%
10th Percentile £375 £375 £350
90th Percentile £638 £625 £622
UK median daily rate £500 £525 £485
% change year-on-year -4.76% +8.25% -3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £35.00
10th Percentile £31.65 - £21.40
90th Percentile £58.90 - £43.40
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - £35.00

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 52,026 83,966 88,566
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.87% 94.74% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 33,500 56,207 58,836
Median daily rate £473 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.53% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £240 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £460 £463 £450
% change year-on-year -0.54% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,200 2,518 2,695
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% - -
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.04
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.00 £48.68
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.64
% change year-on-year +6.95% +0.35% +0.73%

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 5 April 2020.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Azure Engineer in England over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram 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 5 April 2020. 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 +40 321 £525 -2.33% 61
South East -18 85 £485 -7.62% 24
North of England +86 82 £480 -4.00% 24
Midlands +29 60 £500 +5.26% 18
North West +56 57 £500 -7.41% 11
West Midlands +33 53 £500 +5.26% 15
South West +35 52 £475 +5.56% 2
Yorkshire +50 16 £450 -2.70% 10
East of England +31 15 £456 -10.98% 5
North East +29 9 £425 -15.00% 3
East Midlands +26 7 £525 +16.67% 3
Azure Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 5 April 2020, 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.

1 619 (100.00%) Azure
2 375 (60.58%) DevOps
3 215 (34.73%) PowerShell
4 208 (33.60%) Microsoft
5 182 (29.40%) SQL
6 170 (27.46%) Windows
7 152 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
7 152 (24.56%) Terraform
8 130 (21.00%) Kubernetes
8 130 (21.00%) Python
9 110 (17.77%) Docker
10 107 (17.29%) PaaS
11 100 (16.16%) SQL Server
11 100 (16.16%) Active Directory
12 99 (15.99%) Analytics
13 95 (15.35%) Migration
14 88 (14.22%) C#
15 87 (14.05%) Azure Data Factory
16 86 (13.89%) Data Lake
16 86 (13.89%) IaaS
17 83 (13.41%) .NET
18 81 (13.09%) Infrastructure as Code
19 78 (12.60%) Linux
19 78 (12.60%) Continuous Integration
20 77 (12.44%) Azure SQL Database
21 75 (12.12%) Office 365
21 75 (12.12%) Ansible
21 75 (12.12%) Visual Studio Team System
22 69 (11.15%) Business Intelligence
23 68 (10.99%) Finance

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 21 (3.39%) Apache Spark
2 10 (1.62%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.45%) IIS
4 7 (1.13%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.65%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (0.48%) Confluence
7 2 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.16%) nginx
8 1 (0.16%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.16%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.16%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.32%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.16%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 619 (100.00%) Azure
2 107 (17.29%) PaaS
3 87 (14.05%) Azure Data Factory
4 86 (13.89%) IaaS
5 75 (12.12%) Office 365
6 68 (10.99%) Azure Active Directory
7 57 (9.21%) AWS
8 54 (8.72%) Power Platform
9 34 (5.49%) SaaS
10 29 (4.68%) Azure Machine Learning
11 23 (3.72%) Serverless
12 22 (3.55%) Azure Stack
12 22 (3.55%) GCP
13 21 (3.39%) GitHub
14 18 (2.91%) Azure Functions
15 12 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
16 10 (1.62%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 8 (1.29%) Amazon EKS
18 7 (1.13%) OpenShift
19 3 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 41 (6.62%) DNS
2 40 (6.46%) Firewall
3 36 (5.82%) VPN
4 18 (2.91%) DHCP
5 16 (2.58%) TCP/IP
6 13 (2.10%) WAN
7 11 (1.78%) Reverse Proxy
8 9 (1.45%) SAN
9 8 (1.29%) Internet
9 8 (1.29%) Network Security
10 7 (1.13%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (0.97%) LAN
12 5 (0.81%) HTTP
12 5 (0.81%) Kerberos
12 5 (0.81%) NAS
13 4 (0.65%) Cisco ASA
14 3 (0.48%) NetScaler
14 3 (0.48%) Remote Desktop
14 3 (0.48%) Skype
15 2 (0.32%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (16.16%) SQL Server
2 86 (13.89%) Data Lake
3 77 (12.44%) Azure SQL Database
4 58 (9.37%) Data Warehouse
5 54 (8.72%) Power BI
6 50 (8.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 29 (4.68%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 23 (3.72%) Big Data
8 23 (3.72%) HDInsight
9 22 (3.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 18 (2.91%) NoSQL
11 17 (2.75%) Hadoop
12 15 (2.42%) Relational Database
13 14 (2.26%) Cosmos DB
14 10 (1.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 10 (1.62%) Snowflake Schema
15 8 (1.29%) RDBMS
15 8 (1.29%) Redis
15 8 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 6 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 75 (12.12%) Visual Studio Team System
2 66 (10.66%) Jenkins
3 64 (10.34%) Git (software)
4 48 (7.75%) Visual Studio
5 20 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
6 18 (2.91%) Octopus Deploy
7 17 (2.75%) Bitbucket
7 17 (2.75%) JIRA
8 16 (2.58%) TeamCity
9 15 (2.42%) GitLab
10 13 (2.10%) Sonatype Nexus
11 9 (1.45%) Subversion
12 8 (1.29%) Artifactory
12 8 (1.29%) CircleCI
13 7 (1.13%) Selenium
14 6 (0.97%) TestCafe
15 4 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 4 (0.65%) MSBuild
15 4 (0.65%) Travis CI
16 3 (0.48%) Maven
General
1 68 (10.99%) Finance
2 19 (3.07%) Banking
2 19 (3.07%) Retail
3 14 (2.26%) Public Sector
4 8 (1.29%) Manufacturing
5 5 (0.81%) Games
5 5 (0.81%) Legal
5 5 (0.81%) Marketing
5 5 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (0.65%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.48%) Corporate Banking
7 3 (0.48%) Publishing
7 3 (0.48%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.32%) Back Office
8 2 (0.32%) Electronics
9 1 (0.16%) Billing
9 1 (0.16%) French Language
9 1 (0.16%) German Language
9 1 (0.16%) Law
9 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (13.41%) .NET
2 29 (4.68%) Node.js
3 20 (3.23%) JSON
4 14 (2.26%) PySpark
5 11 (1.78%) HTML
5 11 (1.78%) Kafka
6 10 (1.62%) ASP.NET
6 10 (1.62%) YAML
7 9 (1.45%) Web Services
8 8 (1.29%) AngularJS
8 8 (1.29%) Keras
8 8 (1.29%) MLlib
8 8 (1.29%) React
8 8 (1.29%) scikit-learn
8 8 (1.29%) TensorFlow
9 7 (1.13%) .NET Core
9 7 (1.13%) CSS
10 6 (0.97%) REST
11 5 (0.81%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (0.81%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 29 (4.68%) Public Cloud
2 28 (4.52%) Data Centre
3 19 (3.07%) Enterprise Software
4 18 (2.91%) Greenfield Project
5 17 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (2.75%) Linux Command Line
6 14 (2.26%) Hybrid Cloud
7 13 (2.10%) Cloud Native
8 9 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
9 8 (1.29%) Virtual Team
10 7 (1.13%) Mobile App
11 6 (0.97%) Data Structures
12 5 (0.81%) Replication
13 4 (0.65%) Blog
13 4 (0.65%) Clustering
13 4 (0.65%) Management Information System
14 3 (0.48%) Blackberry
14 3 (0.48%) PKI
15 2 (0.32%) PMI
15 2 (0.32%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 170 (27.46%) Windows
2 78 (12.60%) Linux
3 46 (7.43%) Windows Server
4 23 (3.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (3.39%) Windows Server 2016
6 19 (3.07%) Windows 10
7 11 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (1.29%) CentOS
9 7 (1.13%) Android
9 7 (1.13%) Apple iOS
9 7 (1.13%) Windows Mobile
10 6 (0.97%) CoreOS
11 5 (0.81%) Windows Server 2019
12 4 (0.65%) VMS
13 3 (0.48%) Unix
14 2 (0.32%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 375 (60.58%) DevOps
2 152 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
3 99 (15.99%) Analytics
4 95 (15.35%) Migration
5 81 (13.09%) Infrastructure as Code
6 78 (12.60%) Continuous Integration
7 69 (11.15%) Business Intelligence
8 67 (10.82%) ETL
9 64 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 55 (8.89%) Microservices
11 50 (8.08%) Machine Learning
12 44 (7.11%) Test Automation
13 40 (6.46%) Configuration Management
14 35 (5.65%) Continuous Delivery
15 34 (5.49%) Data Modelling
16 30 (4.85%) Data Engineering
17 28 (4.52%) Data Management
18 27 (4.36%) Artificial Intelligence
18 27 (4.36%) Kimball Methodology
19 25 (4.04%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 215 (34.73%) PowerShell
2 182 (29.40%) SQL
3 130 (21.00%) Python
4 88 (14.22%) C#
5 49 (7.92%) Bash Shell
6 32 (5.17%) Java
7 27 (4.36%) JavaScript
8 24 (3.88%) T-SQL
9 19 (3.07%) Ruby
10 16 (2.58%) Shell Script
11 15 (2.42%) Scala
12 13 (2.10%) Go
13 7 (1.13%) C
14 6 (0.97%) R
14 6 (0.97%) Rust
15 5 (0.81%) C++
16 4 (0.65%) VBScript
17 2 (0.32%) Perl
17 2 (0.32%) PHP
17 2 (0.32%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 47 (7.59%) Security Cleared
2 39 (6.30%) SC Cleared
3 22 (3.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (1.62%) Degree
4 10 (1.62%) MCSE
5 5 (0.81%) MCSA
6 4 (0.65%) MCITP
7 2 (0.32%) CCNA
7 2 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.32%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.32%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.32%) SANS
8 1 (0.16%) APMG
8 1 (0.16%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.16%) CCDP
8 1 (0.16%) CCNP
8 1 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.16%) ISEB
8 1 (0.16%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.16%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.94%) GDPR
1 12 (1.94%) QA
2 3 (0.48%) COBIT
2 3 (0.48%) NIST
2 3 (0.48%) SLA
3 2 (0.32%) AICPA
3 2 (0.32%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 110 (17.77%) Docker
2 100 (16.16%) Active Directory
3 39 (6.30%) Virtual Machines
4 27 (4.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (1.94%) Hyper-V
5 12 (1.94%) vSphere
6 7 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (0.65%) XenApp
8 3 (0.48%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 2 (0.32%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.16%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 1 (0.16%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 152 (24.56%) Terraform
2 130 (21.00%) Kubernetes
3 75 (12.12%) Ansible
4 30 (4.85%) Puppet
5 25 (4.04%) Opscode Chef
6 22 (3.55%) Microsoft Intune
7 13 (2.10%) SCOM
8 11 (1.78%) SCCM
9 5 (0.81%) Prometheus
9 5 (0.81%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.65%) Grafana
11 3 (0.48%) AirWatch
11 3 (0.48%) Istio
11 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Clustering
11 3 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (0.48%) vCenter Server
11 3 (0.48%) WSUS
12 2 (0.32%) Failover Clustering
12 2 (0.32%) Rancher
12 2 (0.32%) Salt
Vendors
1 208 (33.60%) Microsoft
2 53 (8.56%) Databricks
3 51 (8.24%) VMware
4 18 (2.91%) Cisco
4 18 (2.91%) Informatica
5 15 (2.42%) Oracle
6 14 (2.26%) Citrix
7 13 (2.10%) Tableau
8 10 (1.62%) Google
9 9 (1.45%) Cloudera
9 9 (1.45%) EnterpriseDB
9 9 (1.45%) Hortonworks
10 8 (1.29%) MapR
10 8 (1.29%) SAP
11 7 (1.13%) NetApp
11 7 (1.13%) Samsung
11 7 (1.13%) Splunk
12 6 (0.97%) Confluent
12 6 (0.97%) Talend
12 6 (0.97%) Veracode