Period
to 19 October 2021

The median contractor rate for an Azure Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 19 October 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
England > London
6 months to
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 125 188 219
Rank change year-on-year +63 +31 +113
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Engineer 790 195 456
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.21% 1.40% 1.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.38% 1.53% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 603 148 351
10th Percentile £438 £382 £413
25th Percentile £478 £447 £500
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £550
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £638
90th Percentile £688 £640 £700
England median daily rate £525 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £56.00
England 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 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 33,228 12,776 34,429
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.01% 91.81% 93.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,086 9,222 25,140
10th Percentile £358 £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 £738 £713 £688
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 312 96 438
10th Percentile £13.88 £15.13 £12.04
25th Percentile £18.65 £20.00 £15.53
Median hourly rate £30.50 £35.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -12.86% +66.67% +12.30%
75th Percentile £52.50 £45.38 £40.00
90th Percentile £64.00 £54.50 £52.50
England median hourly rate £19.52 £22.00 £18.84
% change year-on-year -11.27% +16.80% +7.63%

Azure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Azure Engineer in London

Azure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for Azure Engineer in London

Azure Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure Engineer in London over the 6 months to 19 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Azure Engineer in London

Azure Engineer
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 Engineer within the London region over the 6 months to 19 October 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 -16 62 £525 -0.94% 22
West London -8 10 £550 -16.67% 3
East London - 2 £465 - 6
South London - 1 £475 - 4
Azure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 London region featuring Azure Engineer in the job title.

1 790 (100.00%) Azure
2 449 (56.84%) DevOps
3 259 (32.78%) Terraform
4 230 (29.11%) SQL
5 220 (27.85%) Python
6 215 (27.22%) Microsoft
7 202 (25.57%) Infrastructure as Code
8 200 (25.32%) Kubernetes
9 174 (22.03%) Databricks
10 173 (21.90%) PowerShell
11 161 (20.38%) Agile Software Development
12 147 (18.61%) PaaS
13 145 (18.35%) Finance
14 138 (17.47%) Docker
15 129 (16.33%) Analytics
16 119 (15.06%) Social Skills
17 116 (14.68%) Azure Data Factory
18 110 (13.92%) Data Lake
19 107 (13.54%) Active Directory
20 105 (13.29%) Windows
21 103 (13.04%) IaaS
22 100 (12.66%) Ansible
23 95 (12.03%) Jenkins
24 94 (11.90%) Business Intelligence
25 93 (11.77%) AWS
26 90 (11.39%) Azure SQL Database
26 90 (11.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
27 84 (10.63%) Migration
28 82 (10.38%) Linux
29 78 (9.87%) Azure Synapse Analytics

Azure Engineer 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 50 (6.33%) Apache Spark
2 21 (2.66%) SharePoint
3 16 (2.03%) Elasticsearch
4 15 (1.90%) Apache Airflow
5 14 (1.77%) Luigi
6 12 (1.52%) Apache
7 8 (1.01%) Confluence
7 8 (1.01%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (0.51%) SAS
9 3 (0.38%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.13%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.13%) Appian
10 1 (0.13%) CMS
10 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.13%) IIS
10 1 (0.13%) nginx
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.63%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (1.65%) Sentinel
2 6 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 790 (100.00%) Azure
2 147 (18.61%) PaaS
3 116 (14.68%) Azure Data Factory
4 103 (13.04%) IaaS
5 93 (11.77%) AWS
6 78 (9.87%) Azure Synapse Analytics
7 73 (9.24%) Azure Active Directory
7 73 (9.24%) Serverless
8 68 (8.61%) GitHub
9 60 (7.59%) Azure Functions
10 59 (7.47%) Microsoft 365
10 59 (7.47%) Power Platform
11 57 (7.22%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 57 (7.22%) SaaS
12 37 (4.68%) Azure Logic Apps
13 32 (4.05%) Azure Key Vault
14 27 (3.42%) Azure Sentinel
15 26 (3.29%) Azure Storage
16 24 (3.04%) AWS CloudFormation
16 24 (3.04%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 58 (7.34%) Firewall
2 23 (2.91%) DNS
3 20 (2.53%) Network Security
4 17 (2.15%) VPN
5 12 (1.52%) DHCP
6 10 (1.27%) Reverse Proxy
7 9 (1.14%) WAN
8 7 (0.89%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (0.89%) SAN
8 7 (0.89%) SD-WAN
8 7 (0.89%) SSL
9 6 (0.76%) BGP
10 5 (0.63%) HTTP
10 5 (0.63%) HTTPS
10 5 (0.63%) MPLS
11 4 (0.51%) Internet
11 4 (0.51%) NetScaler
12 3 (0.38%) Cisco ISE
12 3 (0.38%) Cisco Wireless
12 3 (0.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (13.92%) Data Lake
2 90 (11.39%) Azure SQL Database
3 62 (7.85%) Data Warehouse
4 57 (7.22%) Power BI
5 54 (6.84%) SQL Server
6 39 (4.94%) Big Data
7 29 (3.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 25 (3.16%) NoSQL
9 24 (3.04%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 24 (3.04%) Relational Database
10 22 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
11 19 (2.41%) Hadoop
12 18 (2.28%) Spark SQL
13 16 (2.03%) Apache Cassandra
14 14 (1.77%) Azkaban
14 14 (1.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 13 (1.65%) Metadata
16 12 (1.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 10 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 10 (1.27%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 95 (12.03%) Jenkins
2 77 (9.75%) Git (software)
3 35 (4.43%) GitLab
4 27 (3.42%) Maven
5 25 (3.16%) Gradle
6 23 (2.91%) JIRA
7 17 (2.15%) TeamCity
8 13 (1.65%) Visual Studio Team System
9 11 (1.39%) Octopus Deploy
10 10 (1.27%) Selenium
10 10 (1.27%) SonarQube
11 9 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 8 (1.01%) Cucumber
12 8 (1.01%) MSBuild
12 8 (1.01%) Subversion
12 8 (1.01%) Visual Studio
13 5 (0.63%) MLflow
14 4 (0.51%) Chocolatey
14 4 (0.51%) Cypress.io
15 3 (0.38%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 145 (18.35%) Finance
2 119 (15.06%) Social Skills
3 41 (5.19%) Public Sector
4 39 (4.94%) Presentation Skills
5 34 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
6 29 (3.67%) Banking
7 28 (3.54%) Retail
8 21 (2.66%) Financial Institution
9 19 (2.41%) Legal
10 11 (1.39%) Investment Banking
11 8 (1.01%) Law
12 7 (0.89%) Marketing
13 6 (0.76%) Influencing Skills
14 5 (0.63%) Manufacturing
14 5 (0.63%) Organisational Skills
14 5 (0.63%) Telecoms
15 4 (0.51%) Advertising
15 4 (0.51%) Documentation Skills
15 4 (0.51%) Electronics
16 3 (0.38%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (8.86%) ARM Templates
2 69 (8.73%) .NET
3 34 (4.30%) Kafka
4 28 (3.54%) YAML
5 27 (3.42%) PySpark
6 23 (2.91%) .NET Core
7 19 (2.41%) ASP.NET
8 15 (1.90%) .NET Framework
8 15 (1.90%) JSON
9 13 (1.65%) Elastic Stack
9 13 (1.65%) Web Services
10 10 (1.27%) REST
11 9 (1.14%) AngularJS
11 9 (1.14%) Dapper ORM
12 7 (0.89%) CSS
12 7 (0.89%) Node.js
13 6 (0.76%) ASP.NET Web API
13 6 (0.76%) HTML
13 6 (0.76%) Pandas
13 6 (0.76%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 46 (5.82%) Cloud Native
2 33 (4.18%) Data Centre
2 33 (4.18%) Public Cloud
3 30 (3.80%) Data Protection Act
3 30 (3.80%) Greenfield Project
4 23 (2.91%) Management Information System
5 19 (2.41%) Data Structures
6 17 (2.15%) Hybrid Cloud
7 16 (2.03%) Hedge funds
8 15 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
9 13 (1.65%) Enterprise Cloud
10 10 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
11 9 (1.14%) Algorithms
12 8 (1.01%) Legacy Applications
13 7 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
13 7 (0.89%) Replication
14 5 (0.63%) Legacy Systems
14 5 (0.63%) User Experience
14 5 (0.63%) Wiki
15 3 (0.38%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 105 (13.29%) Windows
2 82 (10.38%) Linux
3 38 (4.81%) Windows Server
4 7 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (0.63%) Android
5 5 (0.63%) Windows Server 2016
6 4 (0.51%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.51%) Windows 10
6 4 (0.51%) Windows Server 2019
7 3 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.38%) VMS
7 3 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.25%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.25%) Unix
9 1 (0.13%) SUSE
9 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 449 (56.84%) DevOps
2 202 (25.57%) Infrastructure as Code
3 161 (20.38%) Agile Software Development
4 129 (16.33%) Analytics
5 94 (11.90%) Business Intelligence
6 90 (11.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 84 (10.63%) Migration
8 74 (9.37%) Scrum
9 57 (7.22%) Problem-Solving
10 53 (6.71%) Data Engineering
11 51 (6.46%) Data Pipeline
12 50 (6.33%) Microservices
13 49 (6.20%) Data Protection
13 49 (6.20%) ETL
14 48 (6.08%) Test Automation
15 45 (5.70%) Continuous Delivery
16 43 (5.44%) Data Modelling
17 40 (5.06%) Software Engineering
18 37 (4.68%) Data Science
19 35 (4.43%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 230 (29.11%) SQL
2 220 (27.85%) Python
3 173 (21.90%) PowerShell
4 77 (9.75%) Bash Shell
5 69 (8.73%) C#
6 54 (6.84%) Java
7 37 (4.68%) Scala
8 29 (3.67%) JavaScript
9 18 (2.28%) T-SQL
10 14 (1.77%) Go
11 12 (1.52%) Ruby
12 11 (1.39%) Shell Script
13 10 (1.27%) C
13 10 (1.27%) R
13 10 (1.27%) TypeScript
14 9 (1.14%) C++
15 5 (0.63%) Groovy
15 5 (0.63%) Perl
15 5 (0.63%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.51%) VB
Qualifications
1 55 (6.96%) Security Cleared
2 45 (5.70%) SC Cleared
3 26 (3.29%) Degree
4 18 (2.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (0.63%) CCNA
7 5 (0.63%) Master's Degree
7 5 (0.63%) MCSA
7 5 (0.63%) MCSE
8 3 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.38%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.25%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.25%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.25%) MCP
10 1 (0.13%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.13%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.13%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.53%) GDPR
2 15 (1.90%) SLA
3 13 (1.65%) QA
4 12 (1.52%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.51%) NIST
6 3 (0.38%) COBIT
6 3 (0.38%) SOC 2
7 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.13%) Accessibility
System Software
1 138 (17.47%) Docker
2 107 (13.54%) Active Directory
3 24 (3.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (2.53%) Virtual Machines
5 19 (2.41%) Virtual Desktop
6 8 (1.01%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.51%) OpenAM
9 4 (0.51%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 3 (0.38%) Firmware
11 2 (0.25%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.25%) vSphere
11 2 (0.25%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.13%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 1 (0.13%) LXC
Systems Management
1 259 (32.78%) Terraform
2 200 (25.32%) Kubernetes
3 100 (12.66%) Ansible
4 17 (2.15%) Prometheus
5 16 (2.03%) SCCM
6 14 (1.77%) Microsoft Intune
7 12 (1.52%) Puppet
8 10 (1.27%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 9 (1.14%) Kibana
10 7 (0.89%) Grafana
10 7 (0.89%) Istio
10 7 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (0.89%) Single Sign-On
11 6 (0.76%) PowerCLI
12 5 (0.63%) vCenter Server
13 3 (0.38%) Argo
13 3 (0.38%) logstash
13 3 (0.38%) vRealize
13 3 (0.38%) vRealize Orchestrator
14 2 (0.25%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 215 (27.22%) Microsoft
2 174 (22.03%) Databricks
3 42 (5.32%) VMware
4 20 (2.53%) Citrix
5 16 (2.03%) SAP
6 14 (1.77%) Google
7 13 (1.65%) Cisco
7 13 (1.65%) Oracle
8 8 (1.01%) Splunk
9 7 (0.89%) Nimble Storage
10 6 (0.76%) 3PAR
10 6 (0.76%) CheckPoint
10 6 (0.76%) Cloudera
10 6 (0.76%) HP
10 6 (0.76%) Informatica
10 6 (0.76%) Okta
11 5 (0.63%) CommVault
11 5 (0.63%) Dynatrace
11 5 (0.63%) MuleSoft
12 4 (0.51%) F5