Period
to 25 July 2021

The median contractor rate for an Azure Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 25 July 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
25 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 124 193 222
Rank change year-on-year +69 +29 +153
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Engineer 623 207 517
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.10% 1.28% 1.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.27% 1.37% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 144 412
10th Percentile £425 £413 £400
25th Percentile £469 £455 £474
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £520 £550
Median % change year-on-year +0.96% -5.45% +4.76%
75th Percentile £619 £575 £613
90th Percentile £675 £638 £686
England median daily rate £520 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +4.00% -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £60.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £53.00 £63.75
% change year-on-year -52.83% -16.86% -

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 27,454 15,118 38,166
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.75% 93.13% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,759 10,906 27,736
10th Percentile £350 £313 £313
25th Percentile £438 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £528 £513 £500
Median % change year-on-year +3.02% +2.50% -
75th Percentile £638 £613 £600
90th Percentile £725 £700 £680
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 273 184 460
10th Percentile £15.00 £14.31 £12.00
25th Percentile £20.11 £19.66 £15.00
Median hourly rate £32.85 £34.09 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -3.63% +70.44% -
75th Percentile £51.56 £47.83 £36.41
90th Percentile £66.50 £61.18 £52.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -11 49 £505 +1.00% 39
West London +8 8 £550 +25.71% 4
South London +23 2 £475 -24.00% 5
East London +1 2 £465 -13.08% 6
Azure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 623 (100.00%) Azure
2 366 (58.75%) DevOps
3 205 (32.91%) Terraform
4 182 (29.21%) Microsoft
5 180 (28.89%) Python
6 168 (26.97%) SQL
7 156 (25.04%) PowerShell
8 150 (24.08%) Infrastructure as Code
9 149 (23.92%) Databricks
10 142 (22.79%) Kubernetes
11 131 (21.03%) Agile Software Development
12 119 (19.10%) PaaS
13 115 (18.46%) Docker
14 112 (17.98%) Finance
15 101 (16.21%) Azure Data Factory
16 95 (15.25%) Ansible
17 90 (14.45%) Analytics
18 87 (13.96%) Windows
19 86 (13.80%) Social Skills
20 85 (13.64%) Active Directory
21 82 (13.16%) Linux
21 82 (13.16%) IaaS
22 81 (13.00%) Data Lake
23 79 (12.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 77 (12.36%) Business Intelligence
25 74 (11.88%) Azure SQL Database
26 72 (11.56%) Jenkins
27 69 (11.08%) Azure Synapse Analytics
28 68 (10.91%) AWS
28 68 (10.91%) Migration

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 39 (6.26%) Apache Spark
2 22 (3.53%) SharePoint
3 15 (2.41%) Apache
4 14 (2.25%) Apache Airflow
5 10 (1.61%) Luigi
6 8 (1.28%) MS Exchange
7 7 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (0.96%) Confluence
9 5 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.48%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.32%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.32%) SAS
12 1 (0.16%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.16%) Cloud Foundry
12 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.16%) IIS
12 1 (0.16%) nginx
12 1 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.48%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.16%) Autodesk Flame
4 1 (0.16%) CINEMA 4D
4 1 (0.16%) Maya
4 1 (0.16%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 7 (1.12%) Sentinel
2 5 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.16%) Aligne
4 1 (0.16%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 623 (100.00%) Azure
2 119 (19.10%) PaaS
3 101 (16.21%) Azure Data Factory
4 82 (13.16%) IaaS
5 69 (11.08%) Azure Synapse Analytics
6 68 (10.91%) AWS
7 63 (10.11%) Serverless
8 56 (8.99%) Power Platform
9 54 (8.67%) Microsoft 365
10 53 (8.51%) Azure Active Directory
11 51 (8.19%) Azure Functions
12 50 (8.03%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 46 (7.38%) GitHub
14 44 (7.06%) SaaS
15 27 (4.33%) Azure Logic Apps
16 26 (4.17%) Azure Storage
17 23 (3.69%) Azure Key Vault
18 17 (2.73%) Azure Sentinel
18 17 (2.73%) Azure Stack
19 16 (2.57%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 41 (6.58%) Firewall
2 20 (3.21%) DNS
3 17 (2.73%) Network Security
4 13 (2.09%) VPN
4 13 (2.09%) WAN
5 10 (1.61%) DHCP
6 7 (1.12%) MPLS
6 7 (1.12%) SAN
7 6 (0.96%) Wireless
8 5 (0.80%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (0.80%) HTTP
8 5 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (0.64%) LAN
9 4 (0.64%) SD-WAN
10 3 (0.48%) Cisco ISE
10 3 (0.48%) Cisco Wireless
10 3 (0.48%) HTTPS
10 3 (0.48%) Internet
10 3 (0.48%) NetScaler
10 3 (0.48%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (13.00%) Data Lake
2 74 (11.88%) Azure SQL Database
3 61 (9.79%) Data Warehouse
4 49 (7.87%) Power BI
5 47 (7.54%) SQL Server
6 29 (4.65%) Big Data
7 22 (3.53%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 21 (3.37%) Relational Database
9 20 (3.21%) NoSQL
10 19 (3.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 17 (2.73%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 17 (2.73%) PostgreSQL
12 16 (2.57%) Hadoop
13 15 (2.41%) Metadata
14 14 (2.25%) Spark SQL
14 14 (2.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 13 (2.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 12 (1.93%) Redis
17 10 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
17 10 (1.61%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 72 (11.56%) Jenkins
2 38 (6.10%) Git (software)
3 33 (5.30%) GitLab
4 15 (2.41%) Octopus Deploy
5 12 (1.93%) JIRA
5 12 (1.93%) Maven
5 12 (1.93%) TeamCity
6 8 (1.28%) Visual Studio Team System
7 7 (1.12%) Gradle
7 7 (1.12%) SonarQube
8 6 (0.96%) Bitbucket
8 6 (0.96%) Visual Studio
9 5 (0.80%) Cucumber
9 5 (0.80%) MSBuild
9 5 (0.80%) Selenium
10 3 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.48%) MLflow
10 3 (0.48%) Oracle APEX
10 3 (0.48%) Postman
10 3 (0.48%) webpack
General
1 112 (17.98%) Finance
2 86 (13.80%) Social Skills
3 30 (4.82%) Presentation Skills
4 29 (4.65%) Public Sector
5 19 (3.05%) Banking
6 17 (2.73%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (2.41%) Financial Institution
8 14 (2.25%) Retail
9 13 (2.09%) Legal
10 9 (1.44%) Influencing Skills
10 9 (1.44%) Law
11 8 (1.28%) Games
11 8 (1.28%) Manufacturing
11 8 (1.28%) Marketing
12 5 (0.80%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.64%) Electronics
13 4 (0.64%) Telecoms
14 3 (0.48%) Advertising
15 2 (0.32%) Automotive
15 2 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (7.06%) .NET
2 34 (5.46%) Kafka
3 27 (4.33%) YAML
4 25 (4.01%) PySpark
5 22 (3.53%) .NET Core
6 16 (2.57%) JSON
7 12 (1.93%) REST
8 10 (1.61%) Node.js
9 9 (1.44%) .NET Framework
9 9 (1.44%) ASP.NET
9 9 (1.44%) React
10 8 (1.28%) CSS
11 7 (1.12%) Web Services
12 6 (0.96%) AngularJS
12 6 (0.96%) ASP.NET Web API
12 6 (0.96%) HTML
12 6 (0.96%) RESTful
13 5 (0.80%) ASP.NET MVC
13 5 (0.80%) Spring Boot
14 4 (0.64%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 40 (6.42%) Cloud Native
2 31 (4.98%) Data Centre
3 28 (4.49%) Management Information System
4 20 (3.21%) Public Cloud
5 17 (2.73%) Greenfield Project
6 15 (2.41%) Data Protection Act
6 15 (2.41%) Data Structures
6 15 (2.41%) Hybrid Cloud
7 12 (1.93%) Hedge funds
8 9 (1.44%) Enterprise Cloud
9 8 (1.28%) Replication
10 7 (1.12%) Self-Motivation
11 5 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.80%) User Experience
12 4 (0.64%) Algorithms
12 4 (0.64%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.64%) PKI
12 4 (0.64%) Private Cloud
13 3 (0.48%) Linux Command Line
13 3 (0.48%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 87 (13.96%) Windows
2 82 (13.16%) Linux
3 39 (6.26%) Windows Server
4 9 (1.44%) Android
5 8 (1.28%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.96%) Windows 10
6 6 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.80%) VMS
8 4 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.48%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2016
9 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2019
10 2 (0.32%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.32%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.32%) Unix
11 1 (0.16%) Alpine Linux
11 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.16%) SUSE
11 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 366 (58.75%) DevOps
2 150 (24.08%) Infrastructure as Code
3 131 (21.03%) Agile Software Development
4 90 (14.45%) Analytics
5 79 (12.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 77 (12.36%) Business Intelligence
7 68 (10.91%) Migration
8 59 (9.47%) Microservices
8 59 (9.47%) Scrum
9 51 (8.19%) Configuration Management
9 51 (8.19%) Data Pipeline
10 48 (7.70%) Data Engineering
11 47 (7.54%) Continuous Delivery
12 46 (7.38%) Software Engineering
13 45 (7.22%) Data Modelling
13 45 (7.22%) Data Science
14 42 (6.74%) Test Automation
15 41 (6.58%) Continuous Integration
16 40 (6.42%) ETL
17 33 (5.30%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 180 (28.89%) Python
2 168 (26.97%) SQL
3 156 (25.04%) PowerShell
4 66 (10.59%) Bash Shell
5 48 (7.70%) C#
6 41 (6.58%) Java
7 25 (4.01%) Scala
8 22 (3.53%) JavaScript
9 18 (2.89%) T-SQL
10 16 (2.57%) Go
11 14 (2.25%) TypeScript
12 9 (1.44%) Perl
13 7 (1.12%) C
13 7 (1.12%) C++
13 7 (1.12%) PHP
13 7 (1.12%) PL/SQL
13 7 (1.12%) Ruby
13 7 (1.12%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.48%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 3 (0.48%) R
Qualifications
1 54 (8.67%) Security Cleared
2 52 (8.35%) SC Cleared
3 18 (2.89%) Degree
4 12 (1.93%) DV Cleared
5 11 (1.77%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (1.12%) MCSE
8 6 (0.96%) MCSA
9 5 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.48%) AWS Certification
10 3 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.48%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.48%) MCP
11 2 (0.32%) CCNA
11 2 (0.32%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.32%) ISEB
11 2 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.16%) CCSA
12 1 (0.16%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.77%) GDPR
2 10 (1.61%) QA
3 9 (1.44%) SLA
4 5 (0.80%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.64%) NCSC
6 2 (0.32%) NIST
7 1 (0.16%) Accessibility
7 1 (0.16%) COBIT
7 1 (0.16%) FedRAMP
7 1 (0.16%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.16%) IFRS
System Software
1 115 (18.46%) Docker
2 85 (13.64%) Active Directory
3 24 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (3.37%) Virtual Machines
5 14 (2.25%) Virtual Desktop
6 10 (1.61%) Hyper-V
7 7 (1.12%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (0.64%) Terminal Services
8 4 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.48%) Firmware
9 3 (0.48%) LXC
10 2 (0.32%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.32%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.16%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 205 (32.91%) Terraform
2 142 (22.79%) Kubernetes
3 95 (15.25%) Ansible
4 15 (2.41%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 15 (2.41%) Puppet
5 13 (2.09%) SCCM
6 10 (1.61%) Microsoft Intune
7 8 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (1.12%) Prometheus
9 5 (0.80%) PowerCLI
10 4 (0.64%) Grafana
10 4 (0.64%) Istio
10 4 (0.64%) Packer
10 4 (0.64%) SCOM
10 4 (0.64%) vCenter Server
11 3 (0.48%) Kibana
11 3 (0.48%) logstash
11 3 (0.48%) Salt
11 3 (0.48%) vRealize
11 3 (0.48%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 182 (29.21%) Microsoft
2 149 (23.92%) Databricks
3 37 (5.94%) VMware
4 18 (2.89%) Citrix
5 14 (2.25%) Cisco
6 13 (2.09%) Oracle
6 13 (2.09%) SAP
7 11 (1.77%) Google
8 8 (1.28%) CheckPoint
9 7 (1.12%) MuleSoft
9 7 (1.12%) Splunk
10 6 (0.96%) F5
10 6 (0.96%) Okta
11 5 (0.80%) 3PAR
11 5 (0.80%) HP
11 5 (0.80%) Nimble Storage
12 4 (0.64%) Dynatrace
12 4 (0.64%) IBM
12 4 (0.64%) ServiceNow
12 4 (0.64%) Zscaler