Period
to 21 September 2021

The median contractor rate for an Azure Architect was £625 per day in advertised job vacancies in London 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 Architect
England > London
6 months to
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 206 271 349
Rank change year-on-year +65 +78 +100
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Architect 452 93 247
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.34% 0.70% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.44% 0.76% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 68 185
10th Percentile £510 £461 £503
25th Percentile £550 £513 £531
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £625 £575 £600
Median % change year-on-year +8.70% -4.17% -
75th Percentile £706 £675 £675
90th Percentile £750 £708 £750
England median daily rate £600 £563 £575
% change year-on-year +6.67% -2.17% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £44.50 - -
England median hourly rate £44.50 - £67.50

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 31,294 12,169 36,236
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.88% 91.88% 94.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,607 8,714 26,370
10th Percentile £356 £313 £313
25th Percentile £450 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £613 £600
90th Percentile £725 £713 £685
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 315 116 447
10th Percentile £13.73 £15.13 £12.04
25th Percentile £19.08 £19.99 £15.00
Median hourly rate £32.00 £35.25 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -9.22% +71.95% +8.75%
75th Percentile £51.00 £47.75 £40.00
90th Percentile £65.00 £57.25 £53.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% +15.79% +8.57%

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 21 September 2021.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Azure Architect in London over the 6 months to 21 September 2021.

Hourly rate histogram 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 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
Central London -19 42 £600 -3.03% 20
South London 0 2 £588 +6.82% 2
Azure Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 2021, Azure Architect 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 London region featuring Azure Architect in the job title.

1 450 (99.56%) Azure
2 174 (38.50%) Microsoft
3 165 (36.50%) DevOps
4 113 (25.00%) PaaS
5 109 (24.12%) AWS
5 109 (24.12%) Agile Software Development
6 105 (23.23%) Social Skills
7 95 (21.02%) Finance
8 90 (19.91%) Infrastructure as Code
9 89 (19.69%) Terraform
10 87 (19.25%) Stakeholder Management
11 83 (18.36%) Kubernetes
12 78 (17.26%) SQL
12 78 (17.26%) Databricks
13 71 (15.71%) Migration
14 70 (15.49%) Docker
15 69 (15.27%) Microservices
16 66 (14.60%) IaaS
17 63 (13.94%) Enterprise Architecture
18 58 (12.83%) Java
18 58 (12.83%) Serverless
19 57 (12.61%) Data Modelling
19 57 (12.61%) Analytics
20 52 (11.50%) PowerShell
21 50 (11.06%) Azure Data Factory
22 49 (10.84%) Banking
23 48 (10.62%) GCP
24 46 (10.18%) Public Cloud
25 45 (9.96%) Open Source
25 45 (9.96%) Big Data

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 23 (5.09%) Apache Spark
2 14 (3.10%) Apache
3 7 (1.55%) Apache Airflow
3 7 (1.55%) Confluence
4 4 (0.88%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.66%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.44%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (1.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.88%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.22%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 450 (99.56%) Azure
2 113 (25.00%) PaaS
3 109 (24.12%) AWS
4 66 (14.60%) IaaS
5 58 (12.83%) Serverless
6 50 (11.06%) Azure Data Factory
7 48 (10.62%) GCP
8 42 (9.29%) Power Platform
9 41 (9.07%) Azure Functions
9 41 (9.07%) GitHub
10 39 (8.63%) Azure Active Directory
11 34 (7.52%) AWS CloudFormation
12 30 (6.64%) Azure Synapse Analytics
12 30 (6.64%) Microsoft 365
12 30 (6.64%) SaaS
13 20 (4.42%) Azure Service Bus
14 19 (4.20%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 16 (3.54%) Azure Logic Apps
16 14 (3.10%) Azure Storage
17 12 (2.65%) Azure Event Grid
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.98%) Firewall
2 12 (2.65%) Internet
3 10 (2.21%) DNS
4 8 (1.77%) VPN
5 6 (1.33%) Network Security
6 5 (1.11%) TCP/IP
6 5 (1.11%) WAN
7 4 (0.88%) LAN
8 3 (0.66%) HTTP
8 3 (0.66%) SSH
9 2 (0.44%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (0.44%) DHCP
9 2 (0.44%) FTP
9 2 (0.44%) Intranet
9 2 (0.44%) SAN
9 2 (0.44%) SMTP
9 2 (0.44%) SNMP
9 2 (0.44%) SSL
10 1 (0.22%) DMZ
10 1 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (9.96%) Big Data
1 45 (9.96%) Data Lake
2 40 (8.85%) NoSQL
3 39 (8.63%) Power BI
4 32 (7.08%) Azure SQL Database
5 23 (5.09%) SQL Server
6 22 (4.87%) Data Warehouse
7 19 (4.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 14 (3.10%) Metadata
9 11 (2.43%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 10 (2.21%) Relational Database
11 7 (1.55%) Hadoop
12 6 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (1.11%) RDBMS
14 4 (0.88%) SAP HANA
15 3 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
15 3 (0.66%) Data Vault
15 3 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
15 3 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 44 (9.73%) Jenkins
2 31 (6.86%) Gradle
2 31 (6.86%) Maven
3 29 (6.42%) TeamCity
4 28 (6.19%) PowerDesigner
5 10 (2.21%) Git (software)
6 7 (1.55%) JIRA
6 7 (1.55%) kappa
7 5 (1.11%) GitLab
8 4 (0.88%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (0.66%) Subversion
10 2 (0.44%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.44%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.44%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (0.22%) CircleCI
11 1 (0.22%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.22%) SonarQube
11 1 (0.22%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.22%) Spinnaker
11 1 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 105 (23.23%) Social Skills
2 95 (21.02%) Finance
3 49 (10.84%) Banking
4 28 (6.19%) Public Sector
4 28 (6.19%) Retail
5 26 (5.75%) Presentation Skills
6 21 (4.65%) Investment Banking
7 16 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (2.88%) Documentation Skills
9 7 (1.55%) Legal
10 6 (1.33%) Financial Institution
10 6 (1.33%) Law
10 6 (1.33%) Manufacturing
11 5 (1.11%) Influencing Skills
11 5 (1.11%) Organisational Skills
12 4 (0.88%) Marketing
12 4 (0.88%) Telecoms
13 3 (0.66%) Billing
14 2 (0.44%) Electronics
14 2 (0.44%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (7.52%) Kafka
2 25 (5.53%) .NET
3 23 (5.09%) ARM Templates
4 20 (4.42%) Spring Boot
5 15 (3.32%) RESTful
6 14 (3.10%) JMS
7 11 (2.43%) AngularJS
8 10 (2.21%) .NET Core
9 9 (1.99%) Swagger
9 9 (1.99%) Web Services
10 8 (1.77%) JSON
10 8 (1.77%) React
10 8 (1.77%) REST
11 7 (1.55%) RxJava
12 6 (1.33%) .NET Framework
12 6 (1.33%) ASP.NET
12 6 (1.33%) Micronaut
12 6 (1.33%) Node.js
12 6 (1.33%) OpenID
12 6 (1.33%) PySpark
Miscellaneous
1 46 (10.18%) Public Cloud
2 21 (4.65%) Cloud Native
2 21 (4.65%) Hybrid Cloud
3 17 (3.76%) Data Centre
4 15 (3.32%) Virtual Team
5 8 (1.77%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (1.55%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (1.55%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.55%) Private Cloud
7 6 (1.33%) Legacy Systems
7 6 (1.33%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.11%) Enterprise Cloud
8 5 (1.11%) Hedge funds
9 4 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.66%) Legacy Applications
10 3 (0.66%) Mashup
10 3 (0.66%) NHS
10 3 (0.66%) Online Banking
10 3 (0.66%) Replication
10 3 (0.66%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 39 (8.63%) Windows
2 17 (3.76%) Linux
3 6 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (1.33%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.11%) Windows 10
5 4 (0.88%) Unix
5 4 (0.88%) VMS
6 3 (0.66%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.44%) Android
7 2 (0.44%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.44%) Debian
7 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.22%) AIX
8 1 (0.22%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.22%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (36.50%) DevOps
2 109 (24.12%) Agile Software Development
3 90 (19.91%) Infrastructure as Code
4 87 (19.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 71 (15.71%) Migration
6 69 (15.27%) Microservices
7 63 (13.94%) Enterprise Architecture
8 57 (12.61%) Analytics
8 57 (12.61%) Data Modelling
9 45 (9.96%) Open Source
10 42 (9.29%) TOGAF
11 41 (9.07%) Business Intelligence
12 40 (8.85%) Scrum
13 32 (7.08%) Data Architecture
14 31 (6.86%) Master Data Management
15 27 (5.97%) IT Strategy
16 25 (5.53%) Logical Data Model
16 25 (5.53%) Physical Data Model
16 25 (5.53%) Strategic Roadmap
16 25 (5.53%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 78 (17.26%) SQL
2 58 (12.83%) Java
3 52 (11.50%) PowerShell
4 42 (9.29%) Python
5 41 (9.07%) Bash Shell
5 41 (9.07%) C#
6 29 (6.42%) JavaScript
7 13 (2.88%) Go
8 10 (2.21%) C
9 6 (1.33%) Java 11
9 6 (1.33%) Shell Script
10 5 (1.11%) Scala
10 5 (1.11%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.88%) C++
12 3 (0.66%) Perl
12 3 (0.66%) PHP
13 2 (0.44%) Groovy
13 2 (0.44%) VBA
14 1 (0.22%) R
14 1 (0.22%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 30 (6.64%) SC Cleared
1 30 (6.64%) Security Cleared
2 11 (2.43%) CISSP
3 7 (1.55%) Degree
4 6 (1.33%) CISM
4 6 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.11%) TOGAF Certification
6 3 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.66%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.44%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 2 (0.44%) CISA
7 2 (0.44%) CRISC
7 2 (0.44%) ISEB
7 2 (0.44%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.44%) MCSE
8 1 (0.22%) CCNA
8 1 (0.22%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.22%) MCSA
8 1 (0.22%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.42%) GDPR
2 12 (2.65%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.77%) NIST
3 8 (1.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.88%) FedRAMP
5 3 (0.66%) QA
6 2 (0.44%) NCSC
6 2 (0.44%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.22%) COBIT
7 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.22%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 70 (15.49%) Docker
2 40 (8.85%) Active Directory
3 10 (2.21%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (1.33%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.66%) XenApp
6 3 (0.66%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.22%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 89 (19.69%) Terraform
2 83 (18.36%) Kubernetes
3 18 (3.98%) Ansible
4 14 (3.10%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 9 (1.99%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (1.77%) Puppet
7 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (0.88%) Packer
8 2 (0.44%) CASB
8 2 (0.44%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.44%) Grafana
8 2 (0.44%) Hadoop YARN
8 2 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.22%) Istio
9 1 (0.22%) Kibana
9 1 (0.22%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.22%) Salt
9 1 (0.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 174 (38.50%) Microsoft
2 78 (17.26%) Databricks
3 43 (9.51%) Salesforce.com
4 35 (7.74%) BiZZdesign
5 34 (7.52%) SAP
6 22 (4.87%) Google
7 21 (4.65%) MuleSoft
8 20 (4.42%) Oracle
9 17 (3.76%) VMware
10 14 (3.10%) IBM
11 8 (1.77%) Citrix
11 8 (1.77%) ServiceNow
12 6 (1.33%) Cisco
12 6 (1.33%) Cloudera
13 5 (1.11%) Red Hat
14 4 (0.88%) Informatica
14 4 (0.88%) JD Edwards
14 4 (0.88%) Palo Alto
14 4 (0.88%) Workday
15 3 (0.66%) Sparx