Period
to

The median contractor rate for an Azure Engineer was £588 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 1 July 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
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 151 139 197
Rank change year-on-year -12 +58 +34
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Engineer 746 565 226
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.88% 2.06% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.03% 2.22% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 552 441 161
10th Percentile £425 £420 £406
25th Percentile £500 £463 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £588 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +11.90% +5.00% -9.09%
75th Percentile £700 £600 £575
90th Percentile £823 £663 £638
England median daily rate £563 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £78.75 - -
England median hourly rate £78.75 £25.00 £53.00
% change year-on-year +215.00% -52.83% -

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 36,777 25,489 16,428
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.86% 92.80% 93.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,042 18,360 11,889
10th Percentile £375 £350 £313
25th Percentile £475 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £513
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% +2.44% +2.50%
75th Percentile £688 £638 £613
90th Percentile £788 £713 £700
England median daily rate £538 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 365 250 194
10th Percentile £16.25 £15.00 £14.26
25th Percentile £22.00 £20.12 £19.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.20 £31.83
Median % change year-on-year +8.70% +1.16% +57.87%
75th Percentile £51.48 £51.00 £47.83
90th Percentile £67.50 £66.50 £62.48
England median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% +7.69% +4.28%

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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 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 -5 76 £563 +12.50% 25
West London -4 7 £580 +17.17% 2
South London -10 4 £625 +35.14%
Azure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, Azure Engineer contract jobs required the following 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.

1 746 (100.00%) Azure
2 422 (56.57%) DevOps
3 357 (47.86%) Terraform
4 324 (43.43%) CI/CD
5 306 (41.02%) Azure DevOps
6 253 (33.91%) Microsoft
7 246 (32.98%) Python
8 238 (31.90%) Kubernetes
9 201 (26.94%) Agile
10 195 (26.14%) PowerShell
11 179 (23.99%) Finance
12 151 (20.24%) Infrastructure as Code
13 143 (19.17%) Databricks
13 143 (19.17%) SQL
14 136 (18.23%) Docker
15 132 (17.69%) PaaS
16 128 (17.16%) Social Skills
17 113 (15.15%) Analytics
18 112 (15.01%) Bash
19 111 (14.88%) Migration
20 106 (14.21%) Windows
21 102 (13.67%) Jenkins
22 100 (13.40%) Git (software)
23 94 (12.60%) Azure Data Factory
24 93 (12.47%) IaaS
25 92 (12.33%) AWS
26 86 (11.53%) Ansible
27 82 (10.99%) Problem-Solving
28 79 (10.59%) SQL Server
28 79 (10.59%) Banking

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 48 (6.43%) Apache Spark
2 19 (2.55%) Apache
3 10 (1.34%) Confluence
4 9 (1.21%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.07%) IIS
6 7 (0.94%) CMS
7 6 (0.80%) NServiceBus
7 6 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
8 5 (0.67%) MS Exchange
8 5 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (0.54%) Apache Airflow
10 3 (0.40%) Luigi
10 3 (0.40%) nginx
11 1 (0.13%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.13%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.13%) JBoss
11 1 (0.13%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.13%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.13%) Umbraco
Applications
1 10 (1.34%) MS Visio
2 9 (1.21%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 746 (100.00%) Azure
2 306 (41.02%) Azure DevOps
3 132 (17.69%) PaaS
4 94 (12.60%) Azure Data Factory
5 93 (12.47%) IaaS
6 92 (12.33%) AWS
7 64 (8.58%) Azure AKS
8 59 (7.91%) Power Platform
9 58 (7.77%) Azure Active Directory
10 56 (7.51%) Serverless
11 53 (7.10%) Microsoft 365
12 48 (6.43%) Azure Monitor
13 43 (5.76%) Azure Synapse Analytics
14 42 (5.63%) GitHub
15 41 (5.50%) SaaS
16 35 (4.69%) Azure Storage
17 33 (4.42%) Azure Functions
18 32 (4.29%) AWS CloudFormation
19 29 (3.89%) GCP
20 26 (3.49%) Azure Key Vault
Communications & Networking
1 59 (7.91%) Firewall
2 45 (6.03%) DNS
3 27 (3.62%) Network Security
4 23 (3.08%) HTTP
4 23 (3.08%) SSH
5 21 (2.82%) FTP
6 19 (2.55%) VPN
7 18 (2.41%) SMTP
8 17 (2.28%) WAN
9 12 (1.61%) BGP
10 11 (1.47%) Reverse Proxy
11 9 (1.21%) DHCP
12 8 (1.07%) LAN
13 7 (0.94%) MPLS
14 6 (0.80%) SD-WAN
14 6 (0.80%) TCP/IP
15 5 (0.67%) Internet
15 5 (0.67%) SSL
15 5 (0.67%) VLAN
16 4 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (10.59%) SQL Server
2 71 (9.52%) Data Lake
3 51 (6.84%) Power BI
4 47 (6.30%) Data Warehouse
5 35 (4.69%) Azure SQL Database
6 31 (4.16%) Big Data
7 21 (2.82%) Relational Database
8 20 (2.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 18 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
10 14 (1.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 11 (1.47%) Hadoop
12 10 (1.34%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 10 (1.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 10 (1.34%) MongoDB
13 9 (1.21%) NoSQL
13 9 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 7 (0.94%) Power Query
15 6 (0.80%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
15 6 (0.80%) Oracle Database
15 6 (0.80%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 102 (13.67%) Jenkins
2 100 (13.40%) Git (software)
3 42 (5.63%) GitLab
4 37 (4.96%) JIRA
5 25 (3.35%) Gradle
5 25 (3.35%) Maven
6 24 (3.22%) TeamCity
7 18 (2.41%) Visual Studio Team System
8 16 (2.14%) Visual Studio
9 13 (1.74%) SonarQube
9 13 (1.74%) Subversion
10 11 (1.47%) MSTest
11 8 (1.07%) MSI
12 7 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 6 (0.80%) Bitbucket
13 6 (0.80%) Chocolatey
13 6 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
14 5 (0.67%) Octopus Deploy
14 5 (0.67%) Sonatype Nexus
15 4 (0.54%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 179 (23.99%) Finance
2 128 (17.16%) Social Skills
3 79 (10.59%) Banking
4 62 (8.31%) Public Sector
5 47 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
6 31 (4.16%) Retail
7 17 (2.28%) Marketing
8 14 (1.88%) Telecoms
9 13 (1.74%) Investment Banking
10 12 (1.61%) Electronics
10 12 (1.61%) Financial Institution
10 12 (1.61%) Manufacturing
11 11 (1.47%) Presentation Skills
12 9 (1.21%) Billing
13 8 (1.07%) Law
14 7 (0.94%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 7 (0.94%) Legal
15 6 (0.80%) Documentation Skills
16 4 (0.54%) French Language
16 4 (0.54%) Influencing Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (7.24%) .NET
1 54 (7.24%) ARM Templates
2 30 (4.02%) YAML
3 26 (3.49%) JSON
4 24 (3.22%) Kafka
5 22 (2.95%) PySpark
6 15 (2.01%) .NET Framework
6 15 (2.01%) Node.js
7 13 (1.74%) REST
8 11 (1.47%) Azure Blueprints
9 10 (1.34%) ADO
10 9 (1.21%) CSS
11 8 (1.07%) ASP.NET
11 8 (1.07%) HTML
11 8 (1.07%) RabbitMQ
12 7 (0.94%) SAML
13 6 (0.80%) AngularJS
13 6 (0.80%) HTML5
13 6 (0.80%) Web Services
14 5 (0.67%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 64 (8.58%) Public Cloud
2 27 (3.62%) Data Protection Act
3 25 (3.35%) Enterprise Software
4 22 (2.95%) Cloud Native
5 19 (2.55%) Hybrid Cloud
6 18 (2.41%) Data Structures
7 15 (2.01%) Data Centre
8 14 (1.88%) Greenfield Project
9 13 (1.74%) Linux Command Line
9 13 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
10 11 (1.47%) Management Information System
10 11 (1.47%) User Experience
11 10 (1.34%) Algorithms
11 10 (1.34%) Enterprise Cloud
11 10 (1.34%) Renewable Energy
12 9 (1.21%) Mobile App
13 7 (0.94%) Hedge funds
14 5 (0.67%) Clustering
14 5 (0.67%) iPad
14 5 (0.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 106 (14.21%) Windows
2 76 (10.19%) Linux
3 20 (2.68%) Windows Server
4 19 (2.55%) VMS
5 16 (2.14%) Unix
6 10 (1.34%) Apple iOS
7 8 (1.07%) Android
7 8 (1.07%) Windows 10
7 8 (1.07%) Windows Server 2016
7 8 (1.07%) Windows Server 2019
8 4 (0.54%) CentOS
8 4 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 422 (56.57%) DevOps
2 324 (43.43%) CI/CD
3 201 (26.94%) Agile
4 151 (20.24%) Infrastructure as Code
5 113 (15.15%) Analytics
6 111 (14.88%) Migration
7 82 (10.99%) Problem-Solving
8 73 (9.79%) Scrum
9 65 (8.71%) Business Intelligence
10 55 (7.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 53 (7.10%) ETL
11 53 (7.10%) Test Automation
12 48 (6.43%) Decision-Making
13 46 (6.17%) Microservices
14 43 (5.76%) Data Engineering
15 42 (5.63%) Data Protection
16 39 (5.23%) Platform Engineering
17 38 (5.09%) Data Pipeline
18 37 (4.96%) Data Science
19 35 (4.69%) Log Analytics
Programming Languages
1 246 (32.98%) Python
2 195 (26.14%) PowerShell
3 143 (19.17%) SQL
4 112 (15.01%) Bash
5 75 (10.05%) C#
6 70 (9.38%) Java
7 31 (4.16%) JavaScript
8 23 (3.08%) Go
9 22 (2.95%) Scala
10 8 (1.07%) T-SQL
10 8 (1.07%) TypeScript
11 6 (0.80%) Bicep
11 6 (0.80%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 6 (0.80%) Groovy
11 6 (0.80%) PHP
11 6 (0.80%) Ruby
12 5 (0.67%) R
13 4 (0.54%) Perl
14 3 (0.40%) C++
15 2 (0.27%) XPath
Qualifications
1 46 (6.17%) Security Cleared
2 41 (5.50%) SC Cleared
3 27 (3.62%) Degree
4 15 (2.01%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (1.07%) MCSE
6 6 (0.80%) CCNA
6 6 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (0.54%) CISSP
9 3 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.40%) CEH
10 2 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.13%) CCNP
11 1 (0.13%) CISA
11 1 (0.13%) CISM
11 1 (0.13%) IISP
11 1 (0.13%) ISACA
11 1 (0.13%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
11 1 (0.13%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.13%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.08%) QA
2 11 (1.47%) Data Quality
3 9 (1.21%) GDPR
4 7 (0.94%) SLA
5 5 (0.67%) PMO
6 3 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.27%) Accessibility
8 1 (0.13%) NCSC
8 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 136 (18.23%) Docker
2 71 (9.52%) Active Directory
3 40 (5.36%) Virtual Machines
4 18 (2.41%) NFS
5 15 (2.01%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (0.67%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.54%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (0.54%) vSphere
8 2 (0.27%) XenApp
9 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.13%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 357 (47.86%) Terraform
2 238 (31.90%) Kubernetes
3 86 (11.53%) Ansible
4 26 (3.49%) Microsoft Intune
5 21 (2.82%) Puppet
6 17 (2.28%) Grafana
7 15 (2.01%) Opscode Chef
8 13 (1.74%) Single Sign-On
9 8 (1.07%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 8 (1.07%) SCCM
10 7 (0.94%) Prometheus
11 5 (0.67%) Istio
12 3 (0.40%) FortiGate
12 3 (0.40%) logstash
12 3 (0.40%) Packer
12 3 (0.40%) SCOM
12 3 (0.40%) ZABBIX
13 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Clustering
13 2 (0.27%) SCSM
13 2 (0.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 253 (33.91%) Microsoft
2 143 (19.17%) Databricks
3 28 (3.75%) VMware
4 17 (2.28%) ServiceNow
5 15 (2.01%) Cisco
5 15 (2.01%) Citrix
5 15 (2.01%) Palo Alto
5 15 (2.01%) SAP
6 14 (1.88%) Oracle
7 13 (1.74%) Splunk
8 10 (1.34%) Google
8 10 (1.34%) Red Hat
9 9 (1.21%) Meraki
10 8 (1.07%) Cloudera
10 8 (1.07%) New Relic
10 8 (1.07%) Sitecore
11 6 (0.80%) F5
11 6 (0.80%) Okta
12 5 (0.67%) Automation Anywhere
12 5 (0.67%) CyberArk