Period
to

The median contractor rate for an Azure Architect was £638 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 19 May 2022.

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
England > London
6 months to
19 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 276 224 315
Rank change year-on-year -52 +91 +29
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Architect 363 292 112
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.94% 1.22% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.01% 1.31% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 200 72
10th Percentile £513 £487 £501
25th Percentile £563 £523 £538
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £638 £600 £580
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.45% +0.87%
75th Percentile £756 £675 £638
90th Percentile £888 £725 £675
England median daily rate £625 £588 £575
% change year-on-year +6.38% +2.17% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile - £46.00 £12.25
Median hourly rate - £54.00 £12.50
Median % change year-on-year - +332.00% -
75th Percentile - £62.00 £12.75
90th Percentile - - -
England median hourly rate - £54.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year - +332.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 35,898 22,291 18,868
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.86% 92.84% 93.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,322 16,070 13,656
10th Percentile £375 £338 £306
25th Percentile £465 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £680 £625 £606
90th Percentile £775 £700 £700
England median daily rate £525 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 222 250
10th Percentile £16.25 £15.07 £13.50
25th Percentile £22.44 £20.99 £17.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.47 £25.00
Median % change year-on-year +7.79% +29.88% +23.00%
75th Percentile £49.50 £53.69 £44.69
90th Percentile £67.50 £66.50 £56.05
England median hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +4.65% +13.16% +2.70%

Azure Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Azure Architect in London

Azure Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for Azure Architect in London

Azure Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure Architect in London over the 6 months to 19 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Azure Architect in London

Azure Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Hourly rate trend for Azure Architect in London

Azure Architect
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 19 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -21 47 £550 -8.33% 12
South London -11 2 £600 -
Azure Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 May 2022, Azure Architect contract jobs required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region featuring Azure Architect in the job title.

1 363 (100.00%) Azure
2 142 (39.12%) Microsoft
3 130 (35.81%) Finance
4 116 (31.96%) DevOps
5 107 (29.48%) Terraform
6 92 (25.34%) CI/CD
7 90 (24.79%) Kubernetes
8 87 (23.97%) Migration
9 86 (23.69%) Agile
10 79 (21.76%) Public Cloud
11 74 (20.39%) AWS
12 64 (17.63%) Social Skills
13 63 (17.36%) PowerShell
14 62 (17.08%) PaaS
15 58 (15.98%) Analytics
16 57 (15.70%) Docker
16 57 (15.70%) Active Directory
17 54 (14.88%) Azure Active Directory
18 50 (13.77%) GCP
19 49 (13.50%) Python
20 47 (12.95%) Java
20 47 (12.95%) Jenkins
20 47 (12.95%) Infrastructure as Code
21 46 (12.67%) IaaS
22 45 (12.40%) Microsoft 365
22 45 (12.40%) Banking
23 36 (9.92%) Serverless
24 34 (9.37%) SaaS
25 33 (9.09%) C#
26 31 (8.54%) Databricks

Azure Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 12 (3.31%) OpenStack
2 8 (2.20%) Apache Spark
2 8 (2.20%) Confluence
3 6 (1.65%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (1.65%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.10%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (0.55%) IIS
5 2 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.28%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (3.58%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (2.75%) Sentinel
2 7 (1.93%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.55%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.28%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.28%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 363 (100.00%) Azure
2 74 (20.39%) AWS
3 62 (17.08%) PaaS
4 54 (14.88%) Azure Active Directory
5 50 (13.77%) GCP
6 46 (12.67%) IaaS
7 45 (12.40%) Microsoft 365
8 36 (9.92%) Serverless
9 34 (9.37%) SaaS
10 30 (8.26%) GitHub
11 25 (6.89%) Azure Monitor
12 21 (5.79%) Azure Sentinel
13 18 (4.96%) Cloud Computing
14 16 (4.41%) Azure Logic Apps
15 15 (4.13%) AWS CloudFormation
15 15 (4.13%) Azure Synapse Analytics
16 14 (3.86%) Power Platform
17 13 (3.58%) Azure Data Factory
18 9 (2.48%) Amazon EKS
19 8 (2.20%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (6.89%) Firewall
2 21 (5.79%) Network Security
3 15 (4.13%) DNS
4 13 (3.58%) Reverse Proxy
5 11 (3.03%) BGP
6 10 (2.75%) VPN
7 8 (2.20%) Internet
8 5 (1.38%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (1.10%) IKE
9 4 (1.10%) IPsec
9 4 (1.10%) SSL
9 4 (1.10%) WAN
10 3 (0.83%) DHCP
11 2 (0.55%) DMZ
11 2 (0.55%) LAN
11 2 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (0.28%) MPLS
12 1 (0.28%) SAN
12 1 (0.28%) SD-WAN
12 1 (0.28%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (5.51%) Data Lake
2 16 (4.41%) Azure SQL Database
3 15 (4.13%) Big Data
4 14 (3.86%) NoSQL
5 13 (3.58%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (3.31%) SQL Server
7 9 (2.48%) Power BI
8 8 (2.20%) Relational Database
9 6 (1.65%) BigQuery
9 6 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (1.38%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (1.10%) MongoDB
11 4 (1.10%) MySQL
12 3 (0.83%) Metadata
13 2 (0.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 2 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
13 2 (0.55%) HDInsight
13 2 (0.55%) StreamInsight
14 1 (0.28%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 47 (12.95%) Jenkins
2 26 (7.16%) Gradle
2 26 (7.16%) Maven
3 19 (5.23%) TeamCity
4 14 (3.86%) GitLab
5 12 (3.31%) Git (software)
6 9 (2.48%) JIRA
7 5 (1.38%) PowerDesigner
7 5 (1.38%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (0.83%) kappa
8 3 (0.83%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (0.83%) Terragrunt
9 1 (0.28%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.28%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.28%) ER Studio
9 1 (0.28%) ERwin
9 1 (0.28%) NUnit
9 1 (0.28%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.28%) SpecFlow
General
1 130 (35.81%) Finance
2 64 (17.63%) Social Skills
3 45 (12.40%) Banking
4 26 (7.16%) Public Sector
5 19 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (4.96%) Presentation Skills
7 16 (4.41%) Retail
8 13 (3.58%) Telecoms
9 12 (3.31%) Electronics
10 11 (3.03%) Documentation Skills
10 11 (3.03%) Manufacturing
10 11 (3.03%) Marketing
11 8 (2.20%) Investment Banking
12 7 (1.93%) Influencing Skills
13 5 (1.38%) Legal
14 2 (0.55%) Advertising
14 2 (0.55%) Billing
14 2 (0.55%) Front Office
14 2 (0.55%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 2 (0.55%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (8.54%) ARM Templates
2 25 (6.89%) .NET
3 14 (3.86%) REST
4 12 (3.31%) Kafka
5 10 (2.75%) JSON
6 8 (2.20%) React
7 6 (1.65%) Ajax
7 6 (1.65%) CSS
7 6 (1.65%) jQuery
8 5 (1.38%) RESTful
9 4 (1.10%) Middleware
9 4 (1.10%) OAuth
9 4 (1.10%) OAuth2
9 4 (1.10%) Web Services
10 3 (0.83%) .NET Framework
11 2 (0.55%) .NET Core
11 2 (0.55%) AngularJS
11 2 (0.55%) React Native
11 2 (0.55%) XML
12 1 (0.28%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 79 (21.76%) Public Cloud
2 25 (6.89%) Hybrid Cloud
3 24 (6.61%) Cloud Native
4 15 (4.13%) Virtual Team
5 13 (3.58%) Data Protection Act
5 13 (3.58%) Enterprise Cloud
6 12 (3.31%) Private Cloud
7 11 (3.03%) PKI
8 10 (2.75%) Data Centre
9 8 (2.20%) Legacy Systems
10 7 (1.93%) Greenfield Project
11 6 (1.65%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (0.83%) Data Structures
13 2 (0.55%) Digital Media
13 2 (0.55%) IoT
13 2 (0.55%) Mobile App
13 2 (0.55%) Renewable Energy
13 2 (0.55%) Replication
13 2 (0.55%) Robotics
13 2 (0.55%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 26 (7.16%) Windows
2 16 (4.41%) Linux
3 14 (3.86%) Unix
4 6 (1.65%) VMS
4 6 (1.65%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.55%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.55%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (0.55%) Windows Server 2019
6 1 (0.28%) Android
6 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.28%) CoreOS
6 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (31.96%) DevOps
2 92 (25.34%) CI/CD
3 87 (23.97%) Migration
4 86 (23.69%) Agile
5 58 (15.98%) Analytics
6 47 (12.95%) Infrastructure as Code
7 31 (8.54%) Problem-Solving
7 31 (8.54%) Security Architecture
8 30 (8.26%) Business Intelligence
9 26 (7.16%) Cybersecurity
9 26 (7.16%) Decision-Making
9 26 (7.16%) Microservices
10 24 (6.61%) Log Analytics
11 23 (6.34%) Collaborative Working
11 23 (6.34%) Enterprise Architecture
11 23 (6.34%) ITIL
11 23 (6.34%) PRINCE2
11 23 (6.34%) Scrum
12 22 (6.06%) Data Protection
13 21 (5.79%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 63 (17.36%) PowerShell
2 49 (13.50%) Python
3 47 (12.95%) Java
4 33 (9.09%) C#
5 30 (8.26%) Bash
5 30 (8.26%) JavaScript
6 28 (7.71%) SQL
7 13 (3.58%) C++
8 12 (3.31%) C
9 7 (1.93%) Scala
10 2 (0.55%) R
10 2 (0.55%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.28%) Go
11 1 (0.28%) Ruby
11 1 (0.28%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 26 (7.16%) Degree
2 24 (6.61%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (5.51%) MCSE
5 19 (5.23%) CCNA
6 18 (4.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 18 (4.96%) MCP
6 18 (4.96%) MCSA
6 18 (4.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 16 (4.41%) Security Cleared
8 15 (4.13%) SC Cleared
9 12 (3.31%) AWS Certification
10 10 (2.75%) TOGAF Certification
11 5 (1.38%) CISSP
12 4 (1.10%) CCIE
12 4 (1.10%) CCIE Security
13 2 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
14 1 (0.28%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 1 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
14 1 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.65%) Data Quality
1 6 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.10%) GDPR
3 3 (0.83%) NIST
4 2 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 2 (0.55%) GRC
4 2 (0.55%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.28%) NCSC
5 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.28%) QA
System Software
1 57 (15.70%) Active Directory
1 57 (15.70%) Docker
2 8 (2.20%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.10%) vCloud
4 4 (1.10%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (1.10%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.28%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 107 (29.48%) Terraform
2 90 (24.79%) Kubernetes
3 24 (6.61%) Ansible
4 20 (5.51%) SCCM
5 8 (2.20%) Single Sign-On
6 7 (1.93%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 6 (1.65%) logstash
7 6 (1.65%) Prometheus
7 6 (1.65%) Puppet
8 4 (1.10%) QRadar
9 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.28%) CA Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.28%) Nessus
10 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.28%) Packer
10 1 (0.28%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 142 (39.12%) Microsoft
2 31 (8.54%) Databricks
3 17 (4.68%) SAP
4 14 (3.86%) Oracle
5 13 (3.58%) Google
6 12 (3.31%) VMware
7 4 (1.10%) BiZZdesign
7 4 (1.10%) CA
8 3 (0.83%) Citrix
8 3 (0.83%) Informatica
8 3 (0.83%) MuleSoft
9 2 (0.55%) Adobe
9 2 (0.55%) Cadence
9 2 (0.55%) Centrify
9 2 (0.55%) IBM
9 2 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.55%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.28%) ESRI
10 1 (0.28%) Progress
10 1 (0.28%) Red Hat