Period
to 28 May 2020

The median contractor rate for an Azure Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 28 May 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
England > London
6 months to
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 193 229 383
Rank change year-on-year +36 +154 +40
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Engineer 240 480 267
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.24% 1.20% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.33% 1.27% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 393 224
Median daily rate £500 £525 £524
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +0.24% +4.75%
10th Percentile £403 £375 £391
90th Percentile £629 £674 £649
England median daily rate £500 £513 £500
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £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 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 18,110 37,839 43,203
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.52% 94.30% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,526 26,967 31,215
Median daily rate £505 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £308 £315 £313
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 322 493 676
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.40 £21.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.59% -1.41% -3.56%
10th Percentile £14.55 £12.50 £12.88
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £18.51
% change year-on-year +10.26% +5.38% -2.61%

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 28 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Azure Engineer in London

Azure Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Hourly rate trend 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 28 May 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
Central London +16 60 £500 -5.88% 9
East London +48 10 £700 +40.00%
South London +31 4 £450 -15.89% 1
West London +37 3 £438 -10.26% 2
Azure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 London region featuring Azure Engineer in the job title.

1 240 (100.00%) Azure
2 128 (53.33%) DevOps
3 100 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 81 (33.75%) PowerShell
5 77 (32.08%) Agile Software Development
6 76 (31.67%) SQL
7 67 (27.92%) Windows
8 63 (26.25%) Terraform
9 62 (25.83%) Python
10 58 (24.17%) Kubernetes
11 57 (23.75%) Azure Data Factory
12 48 (20.00%) Data Lake
12 48 (20.00%) Active Directory
13 45 (18.75%) SQL Server
13 45 (18.75%) Databricks
13 45 (18.75%) Docker
14 43 (17.92%) Finance
15 41 (17.08%) Analytics
16 40 (16.67%) Ansible
17 39 (16.25%) Migration
17 39 (16.25%) Business Intelligence
17 39 (16.25%) Git (software)
18 38 (15.83%) Continuous Integration
19 37 (15.42%) Visual Studio Team System
19 37 (15.42%) ETL
19 37 (15.42%) C#
19 37 (15.42%) Data Warehouse
20 35 (14.58%) Jenkins
21 33 (13.75%) Azure SQL Database
22 32 (13.33%) .NET

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 21 (8.75%) Apache Spark
2 5 (2.08%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.67%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.42%) Confluence
6 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.42%) IIS
6 1 (0.42%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.42%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.83%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 240 (100.00%) Azure
2 57 (23.75%) Azure Data Factory
3 30 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
3 30 (12.50%) Office 365
3 30 (12.50%) PaaS
4 29 (12.08%) Power Platform
5 20 (8.33%) IaaS
6 19 (7.92%) AWS
7 14 (5.83%) SaaS
8 9 (3.75%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 9 (3.75%) Logic Apps
9 8 (3.33%) Azure Stack
9 8 (3.33%) Serverless
10 7 (2.92%) Azure Functions
11 6 (2.50%) Azure Machine Learning
11 6 (2.50%) GCP
12 5 (2.08%) GitHub
13 2 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.83%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (0.83%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 23 (9.58%) DNS
2 22 (9.17%) Firewall
3 15 (6.25%) VPN
4 11 (4.58%) DHCP
5 8 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (2.92%) WAN
7 5 (2.08%) Kerberos
7 5 (2.08%) NetScaler
7 5 (2.08%) Reverse Proxy
7 5 (2.08%) SAN
8 3 (1.25%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (1.25%) DMZ
8 3 (1.25%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (1.25%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.83%) Internet
9 2 (0.83%) Intranet
9 2 (0.83%) Wireless
10 1 (0.42%) HTTP
10 1 (0.42%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.42%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (20.00%) Data Lake
2 45 (18.75%) SQL Server
3 37 (15.42%) Data Warehouse
4 33 (13.75%) Azure SQL Database
5 29 (12.08%) Power BI
6 25 (10.42%) Big Data
7 19 (7.92%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 15 (6.25%) Cosmos DB
8 15 (6.25%) Hadoop
9 13 (5.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 12 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 11 (4.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 11 (4.58%) Relational Database
12 10 (4.17%) NoSQL
13 9 (3.75%) RDBMS
13 9 (3.75%) Snowflake Schema
14 6 (2.50%) HDInsight
15 4 (1.67%) Redis
15 4 (1.67%) SQL Server 2014
16 3 (1.25%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 39 (16.25%) Git (software)
2 37 (15.42%) Visual Studio Team System
3 35 (14.58%) Jenkins
4 16 (6.67%) Visual Studio
5 10 (4.17%) GitLab
5 10 (4.17%) JIRA
6 6 (2.50%) Sonatype Nexus
7 5 (2.08%) Artifactory
7 5 (2.08%) TestCafe
8 4 (1.67%) Bitbucket
8 4 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (1.25%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (1.25%) Selenium
9 3 (1.25%) SonarQube
9 3 (1.25%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.42%) CircleCI
10 1 (0.42%) Maven
10 1 (0.42%) Protractor
10 1 (0.42%) Spinnaker
10 1 (0.42%) Travis CI
General
1 43 (17.92%) Finance
2 14 (5.83%) Retail
3 9 (3.75%) Banking
4 5 (2.08%) Games
5 4 (1.67%) Legal
5 4 (1.67%) Public Sector
6 2 (0.83%) Back Office
6 2 (0.83%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.42%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.42%) Law
7 1 (0.42%) Marketing
7 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.42%) Police
7 1 (0.42%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (13.33%) .NET
2 17 (7.08%) Node.js
3 16 (6.67%) PySpark
4 9 (3.75%) JSON
4 9 (3.75%) Keras
4 9 (3.75%) MLlib
4 9 (3.75%) scikit-learn
4 9 (3.75%) TensorFlow
5 7 (2.92%) ADO
6 5 (2.08%) ASP.NET
6 5 (2.08%) HTML
6 5 (2.08%) Kafka
7 4 (1.67%) YAML
8 3 (1.25%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (1.25%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (1.25%) React
8 3 (1.25%) Web Services
9 2 (0.83%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.83%) REST
9 2 (0.83%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.83%) Data Centre
2 13 (5.42%) Linux Command Line
3 10 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (3.33%) Hybrid Cloud
4 8 (3.33%) Mobile App
4 8 (3.33%) Public Cloud
5 7 (2.92%) Cloud Native
6 5 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.08%) Virtual Team
7 4 (1.67%) FMCG
7 4 (1.67%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.67%) PKI
7 4 (1.67%) PMI
8 3 (1.25%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.83%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.83%) Over-the-Top Content
9 2 (0.83%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.83%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.83%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 67 (27.92%) Windows
2 27 (11.25%) Linux
3 13 (5.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (5.00%) Windows 10
4 12 (5.00%) Windows Server
4 12 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (3.75%) Windows Server 2016
6 8 (3.33%) Android
6 8 (3.33%) Apple iOS
6 8 (3.33%) Windows Mobile
7 5 (2.08%) VMS
8 1 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.42%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (53.33%) DevOps
2 77 (32.08%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (17.08%) Analytics
4 39 (16.25%) Business Intelligence
4 39 (16.25%) Migration
5 38 (15.83%) Continuous Integration
6 37 (15.42%) ETL
7 27 (11.25%) Microservices
8 26 (10.83%) Data Engineering
8 26 (10.83%) Machine Learning
9 22 (9.17%) Continuous Delivery
10 21 (8.75%) Infrastructure as Code
11 19 (7.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 16 (6.67%) Artificial Intelligence
12 16 (6.67%) Test Automation
13 14 (5.83%) Configuration Management
13 14 (5.83%) Scrum
14 13 (5.42%) Data Architecture
14 13 (5.42%) Kimball Methodology
15 12 (5.00%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 81 (33.75%) PowerShell
2 76 (31.67%) SQL
3 62 (25.83%) Python
4 37 (15.42%) C#
5 30 (12.50%) Java
6 20 (8.33%) Bash Shell
7 16 (6.67%) Scala
8 12 (5.00%) JavaScript
9 7 (2.92%) Ruby
9 7 (2.92%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.67%) C++
10 4 (1.67%) VBScript
11 3 (1.25%) C
11 3 (1.25%) Go
11 3 (1.25%) PHP
12 2 (0.83%) R
12 2 (0.83%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.42%) Groovy
13 1 (0.42%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.42%) XPath
Qualifications
1 17 (7.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (2.92%) SC Cleared
2 7 (2.92%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.08%) MCSE
4 4 (1.67%) Degree
4 4 (1.67%) MCITP
4 4 (1.67%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.25%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.83%) CISSP
7 1 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.42%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.50%) GDPR
2 5 (2.08%) QA
3 2 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.42%) COBIT
4 1 (0.42%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.42%) NIST
4 1 (0.42%) SLA
System Software
1 48 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 45 (18.75%) Docker
3 9 (3.75%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (2.08%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.08%) XenApp
6 4 (1.67%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 4 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.25%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (1.25%) vSphere
8 2 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.42%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 1 (0.42%) HDFS
9 1 (0.42%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 63 (26.25%) Terraform
2 58 (24.17%) Kubernetes
3 40 (16.67%) Ansible
4 12 (5.00%) Microsoft Intune
5 11 (4.58%) SCOM
6 9 (3.75%) SCCM
7 6 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (2.50%) Puppet
8 4 (1.67%) AirWatch
9 3 (1.25%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.83%) Istio
10 2 (0.83%) Nagios
10 2 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.83%) WSUS
11 1 (0.42%) Ambari
11 1 (0.42%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (0.42%) Hadoop YARN
11 1 (0.42%) Kubeflow
11 1 (0.42%) Oozie
11 1 (0.42%) vMotion
Vendors
1 100 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 45 (18.75%) Databricks
3 21 (8.75%) VMware
4 11 (4.58%) Cisco
4 11 (4.58%) Cloudera
5 10 (4.17%) Hortonworks
5 10 (4.17%) Tableau
6 9 (3.75%) MapR
7 8 (3.33%) Citrix
7 8 (3.33%) Samsung
8 4 (1.67%) MobileIron
8 4 (1.67%) ServiceNow
8 4 (1.67%) StreamSets
9 3 (1.25%) Dell
9 3 (1.25%) HP
9 3 (1.25%) Informatica
9 3 (1.25%) Meraki
9 3 (1.25%) NetApp
9 3 (1.25%) Palo Alto
9 3 (1.25%) Splunk