Period
to 27 January 2020

The median contractor rate for an Azure Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 27 January 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
27 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 208 260 440
Rank change year-on-year +52 +180 +32
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Engineer 377 460 210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.27% 1.05% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.36% 1.11% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 355 184
London median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £419 £406 £375
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
England median daily rate £513 £500 £493
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.52% +3.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
London median hourly rate £52.00 - -
England median hourly rate £66.00 - £31.50

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 27,821 41,458 43,931
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.51% 94.70% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,848 29,768 31,969
London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £300 £313 £300
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
England median daily rate £463 £468 £450
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 572 587
London median hourly rate £23.00 £21.07 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.19% +5.33% -4.76%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £49.88 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.95 £18.70 £18.35
% change year-on-year +1.34% +1.91% -0.81%

Azure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Azure Engineer in London

Azure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Azure Engineer in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure Engineer in London

Azure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure Engineer in London over the 6 months to 27 January 2020.

Contractor 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 27 January 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 +33 103 £550 - 35
East London +57 19 £700 -
West London +33 8 £483 +10.29% 4
South London +12 5 £400 -20.00% 5
North London +14 2 £325 -35.00% 1
Azure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 376 (99.73%) Azure
2 233 (61.80%) DevOps
3 118 (31.30%) Microsoft
4 116 (30.77%) PowerShell
5 99 (26.26%) SQL
6 96 (25.46%) Python
7 95 (25.20%) Terraform
8 89 (23.61%) Kubernetes
8 89 (23.61%) Agile Software Development
9 77 (20.42%) Windows
10 75 (19.89%) Visual Studio Team System
11 74 (19.63%) Docker
12 73 (19.36%) Ansible
13 65 (17.24%) Analytics
13 65 (17.24%) Migration
14 60 (15.92%) Azure Data Factory
15 56 (14.85%) Active Directory
15 56 (14.85%) C#
16 55 (14.59%) SQL Server
16 55 (14.59%) AWS
16 55 (14.59%) Data Lake
17 52 (13.79%) Finance
18 51 (13.53%) .NET
18 51 (13.53%) IaaS
19 49 (13.00%) Machine Learning
19 49 (13.00%) PaaS
19 49 (13.00%) Azure Active Directory
20 45 (11.94%) ETL
21 43 (11.41%) Azure SQL Database
21 43 (11.41%) Git (software)

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 19 (5.04%) Apache Spark
2 7 (1.86%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.06%) IIS
4 2 (0.53%) Confluence
4 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.53%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.27%) Apache
5 1 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.27%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.27%) nginx
5 1 (0.27%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.27%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 376 (99.73%) Azure
2 60 (15.92%) Azure Data Factory
3 55 (14.59%) AWS
4 51 (13.53%) IaaS
5 49 (13.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 49 (13.00%) PaaS
6 33 (8.75%) Azure Machine Learning
7 31 (8.22%) Office 365
8 25 (6.63%) Power Platform
9 21 (5.57%) Serverless
10 20 (5.31%) Azure Functions
11 18 (4.77%) Azure Stack
12 16 (4.24%) GCP
13 14 (3.71%) GitHub
14 10 (2.65%) Cloud Computing
15 9 (2.39%) SaaS
16 8 (2.12%) OpenShift
17 4 (1.06%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 4 (1.06%) Slack
18 2 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (6.37%) Firewall
2 22 (5.84%) DNS
3 15 (3.98%) VPN
4 11 (2.92%) DHCP
5 6 (1.59%) Network Security
5 6 (1.59%) WAN
6 4 (1.06%) Reverse Proxy
7 3 (0.80%) Kerberos
7 3 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.53%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (0.53%) VLAN
9 1 (0.27%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (0.27%) DMVPN
9 1 (0.27%) IPsec
9 1 (0.27%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.27%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.27%) Skype
9 1 (0.27%) Spanning Tree
9 1 (0.27%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (14.59%) Data Lake
1 55 (14.59%) SQL Server
2 43 (11.41%) Azure SQL Database
3 35 (9.28%) Data Warehouse
4 26 (6.90%) Big Data
5 25 (6.63%) Power BI
6 24 (6.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 23 (6.10%) Relational Database
8 18 (4.77%) NoSQL
9 17 (4.51%) Hadoop
10 13 (3.45%) Cosmos DB
11 12 (3.18%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 11 (2.92%) RDBMS
13 10 (2.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 6 (1.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 6 (1.59%) MySQL
14 6 (1.59%) PowerCenter
15 5 (1.33%) BigQuery
15 5 (1.33%) Data Mart
16 4 (1.06%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 75 (19.89%) Visual Studio Team System
2 43 (11.41%) Git (software)
3 39 (10.34%) Jenkins
4 27 (7.16%) Visual Studio
5 26 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (4.24%) JIRA
7 15 (3.98%) Octopus Deploy
8 12 (3.18%) TeamCity
9 6 (1.59%) Bitbucket
10 5 (1.33%) TestCafe
11 4 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (1.06%) Selenium
11 4 (1.06%) Subversion
12 3 (0.80%) NUnit
12 3 (0.80%) Travis CI
13 2 (0.53%) GitLab
13 2 (0.53%) Maven
13 2 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
14 1 (0.27%) ERwin
14 1 (0.27%) Spock
General
1 52 (13.79%) Finance
2 24 (6.37%) Banking
3 8 (2.12%) Pharmaceutical
4 7 (1.86%) Retail
5 6 (1.59%) Investment Banking
5 6 (1.59%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.33%) Legal
7 3 (0.80%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.53%) Back Office
8 2 (0.53%) Marketing
9 1 (0.27%) Billing
9 1 (0.27%) Electronics
9 1 (0.27%) Front Office
9 1 (0.27%) German Language
9 1 (0.27%) Law
9 1 (0.27%) Public Sector
9 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.27%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (13.53%) .NET
2 17 (4.51%) ADO
3 13 (3.45%) JSON
4 9 (2.39%) Keras
4 9 (2.39%) MLlib
4 9 (2.39%) PySpark
4 9 (2.39%) scikit-learn
4 9 (2.39%) TensorFlow
5 8 (2.12%) .NET Core
5 8 (2.12%) REST
5 8 (2.12%) YAML
6 7 (1.86%) ASP.NET
6 7 (1.86%) HTML
7 5 (1.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (1.33%) CSS
7 5 (1.33%) jQuery
7 5 (1.33%) RabbitMQ
7 5 (1.33%) RESTful
7 5 (1.33%) WCF
7 5 (1.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (5.04%) Public Cloud
2 17 (4.51%) Greenfield Project
3 10 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (2.12%) Data Centre
5 7 (1.86%) Cloud Native
6 6 (1.59%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.33%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (1.06%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (0.80%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (0.80%) PKI
9 3 (0.80%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.53%) Clustering
10 2 (0.53%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.27%) Cyberthreat
11 1 (0.27%) Derivative
11 1 (0.27%) Equities
11 1 (0.27%) Tandem
11 1 (0.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 77 (20.42%) Windows
2 39 (10.34%) Linux
3 19 (5.04%) Windows Server
4 10 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (2.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (2.12%) Unix
5 8 (2.12%) VMS
5 8 (2.12%) Windows 10
5 8 (2.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.59%) Android
6 6 (1.59%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.53%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.27%) CentOS
8 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (61.80%) DevOps
2 89 (23.61%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (17.24%) Analytics
3 65 (17.24%) Migration
4 49 (13.00%) Machine Learning
5 45 (11.94%) ETL
6 41 (10.88%) Infrastructure as Code
7 39 (10.34%) Microservices
8 37 (9.81%) Continuous Integration
9 30 (7.96%) Artificial Intelligence
10 27 (7.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 26 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
11 26 (6.90%) Data Modelling
12 25 (6.63%) Software Engineering
13 21 (5.57%) Data Analytics
13 21 (5.57%) Data Engineering
13 21 (5.57%) Test Automation
14 19 (5.04%) Kimball Methodology
15 18 (4.77%) Configuration Management
15 18 (4.77%) DevSecOps
Programming Languages
1 116 (30.77%) PowerShell
2 99 (26.26%) SQL
3 96 (25.46%) Python
4 56 (14.85%) C#
5 25 (6.63%) Java
6 18 (4.77%) Bash Shell
7 11 (2.92%) JavaScript
7 11 (2.92%) Scala
8 9 (2.39%) VB
9 8 (2.12%) Ruby
10 7 (1.86%) T-SQL
11 5 (1.33%) C
11 5 (1.33%) R
12 4 (1.06%) Go
12 4 (1.06%) Groovy
12 4 (1.06%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.53%) C++
13 2 (0.53%) Perl
13 2 (0.53%) VBScript
14 1 (0.27%) Clipper
Qualifications
1 10 (2.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (1.33%) Degree
3 4 (1.06%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (0.80%) MCSE
4 3 (0.80%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.53%) MCITP
6 1 (0.27%) CCDP
6 1 (0.27%) CCNA
6 1 (0.27%) CCNP
6 1 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.27%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.18%) GDPR
2 7 (1.86%) QA
3 3 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.27%) COBIT
4 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.27%) NIST
System Software
1 74 (19.63%) Docker
2 56 (14.85%) Active Directory
3 17 (4.51%) Virtual Machines
3 17 (4.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.86%) vSphere
5 2 (0.53%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.27%) HDFS
6 1 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 95 (25.20%) Terraform
2 89 (23.61%) Kubernetes
3 73 (19.36%) Ansible
4 26 (6.90%) Puppet
5 21 (5.57%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (4.24%) SCCM
7 15 (3.98%) Microsoft Intune
8 10 (2.65%) SCOM
9 7 (1.86%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (0.80%) Packer
11 2 (0.53%) Consul
11 2 (0.53%) Istio
11 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Clustering
11 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 2 (0.53%) SCOrch
11 2 (0.53%) StackStorm
11 2 (0.53%) WSUS
12 1 (0.27%) Ambari
12 1 (0.27%) FortiGate
12 1 (0.27%) Oozie
Vendors
1 118 (31.30%) Microsoft
2 36 (9.55%) Databricks
3 24 (6.37%) VMware
4 13 (3.45%) Cisco
4 13 (3.45%) Tableau
5 12 (3.18%) Google
5 12 (3.18%) Oracle
6 11 (2.92%) Citrix
6 11 (2.92%) Salesforce.com
7 10 (2.65%) Cloudera
7 10 (2.65%) Hortonworks
7 10 (2.65%) Informatica
8 9 (2.39%) MapR
9 7 (1.86%) SAP
9 7 (1.86%) Splunk
9 7 (1.86%) Talend
10 6 (1.59%) Ab Initio
11 5 (1.33%) Alteryx
11 5 (1.33%) Atlassian
11 5 (1.33%) Meraki