Period
to 21 January 2022

The median contractor rate for an Azure Engineer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 January 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 Engineer
England > London
6 months to
21 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 135 166 215
Rank change year-on-year +31 +49 +55
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Engineer 775 301 386
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.07% 1.71% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.22% 1.86% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 561 235 298
10th Percentile £438 £385 £419
25th Percentile £500 £430 £492
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £500 £550
Median % change year-on-year +15.00% -9.09% +4.76%
75th Percentile £650 £572 £625
90th Percentile £713 £642 £679
England median daily rate £550 £475 £510
% change year-on-year +15.79% -6.86% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile - - £48.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £52.00
75th Percentile - - £55.50
90th Percentile - - -
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 34,865 16,203 28,375
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.18% 91.93% 93.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,429 11,788 20,713
10th Percentile £363 £313 £300
25th Percentile £463 £406 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £669 £600 £600
90th Percentile £750 £700 £688
England median daily rate £525 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 134 380
10th Percentile £14.38 £18.15 £12.44
25th Percentile £20.00 £22.51 £16.06
Median hourly rate £32.75 £32.25 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +1.55% +53.57% +9.45%
75th Percentile £49.63 £51.22 £40.00
90th Percentile £64.00 £64.70 £52.50
England median hourly rate £20.51 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -8.84% +25.00% +2.86%

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 21 January 2022.

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 21 January 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 -25 61 £565 +4.63% 41
West London -26 5 £550 -14.73% 4
South London -12 1 £625 +6.66% 5
Azure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2022, 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.

1 775 (100.00%) Azure
2 455 (58.71%) DevOps
3 302 (38.97%) CI/CD
4 274 (35.35%) Terraform
5 248 (32.00%) Microsoft
6 214 (27.61%) Kubernetes
7 203 (26.19%) Agile Software Development
8 200 (25.81%) PowerShell
9 195 (25.16%) SQL
10 180 (23.23%) Python
11 177 (22.84%) Infrastructure as Code
12 170 (21.94%) Finance
13 146 (18.84%) Docker
14 134 (17.29%) Databricks
15 129 (16.65%) PaaS
16 126 (16.26%) Windows
17 118 (15.23%) Analytics
18 114 (14.71%) Social Skills
19 107 (13.81%) AWS
20 106 (13.68%) Active Directory
21 97 (12.52%) Jenkins
22 94 (12.13%) Azure Data Factory
22 94 (12.13%) Data Lake
23 91 (11.74%) .NET
24 90 (11.61%) C#
25 87 (11.23%) Scrum
26 84 (10.84%) IaaS
27 83 (10.71%) Git (software)
28 82 (10.58%) GitHub
29 81 (10.45%) Azure Active Directory

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 32 (4.13%) Apache Spark
2 13 (1.68%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (1.42%) MS Exchange
4 10 (1.29%) SharePoint
5 9 (1.16%) Apache Airflow
6 8 (1.03%) Luigi
7 7 (0.90%) Apache
8 4 (0.52%) Confluence
9 3 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.39%) IIS
10 2 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.26%) nginx
10 2 (0.26%) SAS
11 1 (0.13%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.13%) Appian
11 1 (0.13%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.13%) CMS
11 1 (0.13%) NServiceBus
11 1 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (1.03%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (1.94%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 775 (100.00%) Azure
2 129 (16.65%) PaaS
3 107 (13.81%) AWS
4 94 (12.13%) Azure Data Factory
5 84 (10.84%) IaaS
6 82 (10.58%) GitHub
7 81 (10.45%) Azure Active Directory
8 72 (9.29%) Serverless
9 64 (8.26%) Microsoft 365
10 58 (7.48%) Azure Synapse Analytics
11 54 (6.97%) Power Platform
12 52 (6.71%) Azure Functions
13 47 (6.06%) Azure Monitor
14 43 (5.55%) SaaS
15 38 (4.90%) AWS CloudFormation
16 37 (4.77%) Azure Cosmos DB
17 36 (4.65%) Azure Key Vault
18 32 (4.13%) Azure Sentinel
19 31 (4.00%) Azure Logic Apps
19 31 (4.00%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 60 (7.74%) Firewall
2 28 (3.61%) Network Security
3 25 (3.23%) DNS
4 21 (2.71%) VPN
5 12 (1.55%) Reverse Proxy
6 10 (1.29%) DHCP
6 10 (1.29%) WAN
7 9 (1.16%) BGP
7 9 (1.16%) SD-WAN
8 8 (1.03%) MPLS
9 6 (0.77%) SSL
10 5 (0.65%) IPsec
10 5 (0.65%) TCP/IP
11 4 (0.52%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (0.52%) FTP
11 4 (0.52%) HTTP
11 4 (0.52%) HTTPS
11 4 (0.52%) Internet
12 3 (0.39%) Fibre Channel
12 3 (0.39%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (12.13%) Data Lake
2 63 (8.13%) Azure SQL Database
3 57 (7.35%) Data Warehouse
4 49 (6.32%) Power BI
5 48 (6.19%) SQL Server
6 31 (4.00%) Big Data
7 24 (3.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 21 (2.71%) NoSQL
9 20 (2.58%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 18 (2.32%) PostgreSQL
11 15 (1.94%) Relational Database
12 12 (1.55%) Apache Cassandra
12 12 (1.55%) Tableau
13 9 (1.16%) Hadoop
13 9 (1.16%) Spark SQL
14 8 (1.03%) Azkaban
14 8 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 7 (0.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 6 (0.77%) Redis
17 4 (0.52%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 97 (12.52%) Jenkins
2 83 (10.71%) Git (software)
3 45 (5.81%) TeamCity
4 39 (5.03%) Maven
5 38 (4.90%) Gradle
6 33 (4.26%) GitLab
7 30 (3.87%) JIRA
8 27 (3.48%) Octopus Deploy
9 16 (2.06%) Visual Studio
10 15 (1.94%) Subversion
10 15 (1.94%) Visual Studio Team System
11 12 (1.55%) Selenium
11 12 (1.55%) SonarQube
12 8 (1.03%) Cucumber
12 8 (1.03%) MSBuild
13 7 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 5 (0.65%) MSTest
14 5 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
15 4 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
16 3 (0.39%) Cypress.io
General
1 170 (21.94%) Finance
2 114 (14.71%) Social Skills
3 50 (6.45%) Public Sector
4 47 (6.06%) Banking
5 39 (5.03%) Retail
6 35 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
7 27 (3.48%) Presentation Skills
8 19 (2.45%) Marketing
9 17 (2.19%) Financial Institution
9 17 (2.19%) Legal
10 16 (2.06%) Manufacturing
11 15 (1.94%) Telecoms
12 14 (1.81%) Electronics
13 9 (1.16%) Law
14 7 (0.90%) Advertising
14 7 (0.90%) Investment Banking
15 6 (0.77%) Organisational Skills
16 5 (0.65%) Documentation Skills
16 5 (0.65%) Retail Banking
17 3 (0.39%) Influencing Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (11.74%) .NET
2 67 (8.65%) ARM Templates
3 27 (3.48%) Kafka
4 24 (3.10%) .NET Core
4 24 (3.10%) YAML
5 23 (2.97%) JSON
6 21 (2.71%) ASP.NET
7 18 (2.32%) PySpark
8 17 (2.19%) .NET Framework
9 15 (1.94%) CSS
9 15 (1.94%) HTML
10 13 (1.68%) AngularJS
10 13 (1.68%) Elastic Stack
11 12 (1.55%) CSS3
11 12 (1.55%) Dapper ORM
11 12 (1.55%) HTML5
12 10 (1.29%) REST
13 9 (1.16%) Web Services
14 7 (0.90%) gRPC
14 7 (0.90%) React
Miscellaneous
1 64 (8.26%) Public Cloud
2 33 (4.26%) Cloud Native
3 32 (4.13%) Greenfield Project
4 27 (3.48%) Data Protection Act
5 22 (2.84%) Self-Motivation
6 15 (1.94%) Hybrid Cloud
7 14 (1.81%) Hedge funds
8 13 (1.68%) Data Centre
8 13 (1.68%) Linux Command Line
9 11 (1.42%) Management Information System
10 10 (1.29%) Data Structures
10 10 (1.29%) User Experience
11 9 (1.16%) Renewable Energy
12 8 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 8 (1.03%) Wiki
13 7 (0.90%) Legacy Applications
13 7 (0.90%) Legacy Systems
13 7 (0.90%) Replication
14 6 (0.77%) Algorithms
14 6 (0.77%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 126 (16.26%) Windows
2 78 (10.06%) Linux
3 34 (4.39%) Windows Server
4 6 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (0.65%) Unix
5 5 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.52%) VMS
6 4 (0.52%) Windows Server 2016
7 3 (0.39%) Android
7 3 (0.39%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.13%) CatOS
9 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.13%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 455 (58.71%) DevOps
2 302 (38.97%) CI/CD
3 203 (26.19%) Agile Software Development
4 177 (22.84%) Infrastructure as Code
5 118 (15.23%) Analytics
6 87 (11.23%) Scrum
7 78 (10.06%) Migration
8 73 (9.42%) Business Intelligence
9 65 (8.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 56 (7.23%) ETL
10 56 (7.23%) Problem-Solving
11 47 (6.06%) Data Protection
12 43 (5.55%) Kanban
13 42 (5.42%) Test Automation
14 39 (5.03%) Microservices
15 36 (4.65%) Data Engineering
15 36 (4.65%) Log Analytics
15 36 (4.65%) RBAC
16 35 (4.52%) Continuous Delivery
17 32 (4.13%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 200 (25.81%) PowerShell
2 195 (25.16%) SQL
3 180 (23.23%) Python
4 90 (11.61%) C#
5 80 (10.32%) Bash
6 53 (6.84%) Java
7 44 (5.68%) JavaScript
8 26 (3.35%) Scala
9 17 (2.19%) TypeScript
10 10 (1.29%) Ruby
11 9 (1.16%) T-SQL
12 7 (0.90%) C++
12 7 (0.90%) PL/SQL
12 7 (0.90%) R
13 6 (0.77%) Groovy
14 5 (0.65%) Bicep
14 5 (0.65%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.52%) C
15 4 (0.52%) Go
16 3 (0.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 44 (5.68%) Security Cleared
2 33 (4.26%) SC Cleared
3 24 (3.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (2.71%) Degree
5 8 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (1.03%) MCSE
6 3 (0.39%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 3 (0.39%) CCNA
6 3 (0.39%) CISSP
6 3 (0.39%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.26%) CCNP
7 2 (0.26%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.26%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.26%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.13%) FFIEC
8 1 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.13%) PhD
8 1 (0.13%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.13%) PMP
8 1 (0.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.84%) QA
2 21 (2.71%) GDPR
3 17 (2.19%) SLA
4 15 (1.94%) Data Quality
5 8 (1.03%) NIST
6 4 (0.52%) COBIT
6 4 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (0.39%) Accessibility
7 3 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.39%) SOC 2
8 1 (0.13%) GLBA
8 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 146 (18.84%) Docker
2 106 (13.68%) Active Directory
3 28 (3.61%) Virtual Machines
4 21 (2.71%) Virtual Desktop
5 10 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (1.03%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 8 (1.03%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.52%) OpenAM
8 2 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.26%) vSphere
9 1 (0.13%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 1 (0.13%) NFS
9 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 274 (35.35%) Terraform
2 214 (27.61%) Kubernetes
3 79 (10.19%) Ansible
4 15 (1.94%) Microsoft Intune
5 13 (1.68%) Prometheus
6 11 (1.42%) Puppet
7 10 (1.29%) Single Sign-On
8 9 (1.16%) SCCM
9 8 (1.03%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 7 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (0.77%) Grafana
11 6 (0.77%) Kibana
12 5 (0.65%) Istio
13 3 (0.39%) Argo
13 3 (0.39%) Jamf Pro
13 3 (0.39%) Nessus
14 2 (0.26%) AirWatch
14 2 (0.26%) Netcool
15 1 (0.13%) Backup Exec
15 1 (0.13%) Control-M
Vendors
1 248 (32.00%) Microsoft
2 134 (17.29%) Databricks
3 26 (3.35%) VMware
4 19 (2.45%) SAP
5 13 (1.68%) Citrix
6 12 (1.55%) Cisco
7 11 (1.42%) Informatica
8 10 (1.29%) Google
9 9 (1.16%) Okta
9 9 (1.16%) ServiceNow
10 7 (0.90%) Splunk
11 6 (0.77%) Cadence
11 6 (0.77%) Oracle
11 6 (0.77%) Red Hat
12 5 (0.65%) Meraki
12 5 (0.65%) Zscaler
13 4 (0.52%) Alteryx
13 4 (0.52%) Atlassian
13 4 (0.52%) ForgeRock
13 4 (0.52%) Palo Alto