Period
to 18 April 2021

The median contractor rate for an Azure Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 18 April 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
18 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 152 190 235
Rank change year-on-year +38 +45 +153
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Engineer 409 310 512
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.86% 1.31% 1.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.01% 1.41% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 232 413
10th Percentile £407 £413 £400
25th Percentile £450 £461 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £575 £600 £588
90th Percentile £638 £660 £668
England median daily rate £500 £500 £525
% change year-on-year - -4.76% +8.25%

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 20,345 22,016 40,047
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.52% 93.37% 94.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,708 15,982 29,104
10th Percentile £325 £300 £313
25th Percentile £413 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% - -
75th Percentile £619 £600 £600
90th Percentile £700 £688 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 208 300 473
10th Percentile £16.77 £12.98 £12.25
25th Percentile £21.25 £16.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate £31.18 £24.00 £20.75
Median % change year-on-year +29.90% +15.66% +3.59%
75th Percentile £51.13 £47.04 £34.51
90th Percentile £65.98 £61.25 £48.47
England median hourly rate £22.00 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year +17.65% +3.89% +2.04%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 -6 32 £500 -4.76% 35
South London +49 4 £586 +30.22% 3
West London +25 3 £438 -6.67% 8
East London +14 1 £700 +13.36% 6
Azure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 409 (100.00%) Azure
2 255 (62.35%) DevOps
3 149 (36.43%) Terraform
4 144 (35.21%) Microsoft
5 121 (29.58%) PowerShell
6 111 (27.14%) Agile Software Development
7 98 (23.96%) Python
7 98 (23.96%) Kubernetes
8 97 (23.72%) SQL
9 86 (21.03%) Infrastructure as Code
10 76 (18.58%) Windows
11 71 (17.36%) Docker
12 69 (16.87%) Finance
13 64 (15.65%) Azure Data Factory
14 62 (15.16%) Databricks
15 61 (14.91%) Linux
16 60 (14.67%) PaaS
17 56 (13.69%) Security Cleared
17 56 (13.69%) Ansible
18 54 (13.20%) AWS
18 54 (13.20%) Active Directory
19 53 (12.96%) SC Cleared
20 51 (12.47%) Azure SQL Database
21 49 (11.98%) Microsoft 365
22 48 (11.74%) Jenkins
22 48 (11.74%) Microservices
22 48 (11.74%) Data Warehouse
23 47 (11.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 44 (10.76%) SQL Server
25 42 (10.27%) .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 11 (2.69%) Apache Spark
1 11 (2.69%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.20%) MS Exchange
3 8 (1.96%) Apache
3 8 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (1.22%) Apache Airflow
5 5 (1.22%) Apache Synapse
6 4 (0.98%) Confluence
6 4 (0.98%) IIS
7 3 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.49%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.24%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.24%) Apache ServiceMix
9 1 (0.24%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.24%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.24%) DNN
9 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Fuse
9 1 (0.24%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (1.22%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.98%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.24%) Autodesk Flame
3 1 (0.24%) CINEMA 4D
3 1 (0.24%) Maya
3 1 (0.24%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 4 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.98%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.73%) Aligne
3 1 (0.24%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 409 (100.00%) Azure
2 64 (15.65%) Azure Data Factory
3 60 (14.67%) PaaS
4 54 (13.20%) AWS
5 49 (11.98%) Microsoft 365
6 42 (10.27%) IaaS
6 42 (10.27%) Serverless
7 40 (9.78%) Power Platform
8 32 (7.82%) Azure Functions
9 30 (7.33%) Azure Active Directory
10 26 (6.36%) GitHub
10 26 (6.36%) Logic Apps
11 16 (3.91%) GCP
12 15 (3.67%) SaaS
13 14 (3.42%) OpenShift
13 14 (3.42%) PowerApps
14 10 (2.44%) Azure Stack
15 6 (1.47%) AWS CloudFormation
15 6 (1.47%) npm
15 6 (1.47%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 31 (7.58%) Firewall
2 17 (4.16%) VPN
3 15 (3.67%) WAN
4 14 (3.42%) DNS
5 9 (2.20%) Wireless
6 8 (1.96%) Network Security
7 7 (1.71%) DMZ
7 7 (1.71%) Internet
7 7 (1.71%) Intranet
8 6 (1.47%) DHCP
8 6 (1.47%) MPLS
8 6 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (1.22%) SAN
10 3 (0.73%) LAN
10 3 (0.73%) Unified Communications
11 2 (0.49%) NetScaler
11 2 (0.49%) SSL
11 2 (0.49%) TCP/IP
11 2 (0.49%) X.509
12 1 (0.24%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (12.47%) Azure SQL Database
2 48 (11.74%) Data Warehouse
3 44 (10.76%) SQL Server
4 33 (8.07%) Data Lake
5 26 (6.36%) Power BI
6 21 (5.13%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 14 (3.42%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 12 (2.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (2.69%) Cosmos DB
10 8 (1.96%) Big Data
10 8 (1.96%) MongoDB
10 8 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 8 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (1.71%) OLTP
12 6 (1.47%) HDInsight
13 5 (1.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 5 (1.22%) PolyBase
13 5 (1.22%) Redis
13 5 (1.22%) Snowflake Schema
14 4 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 48 (11.74%) Jenkins
2 31 (7.58%) Git (software)
3 20 (4.89%) GitLab
4 10 (2.44%) Maven
4 10 (2.44%) Octopus Deploy
4 10 (2.44%) TeamCity
5 9 (2.20%) Bitbucket
5 9 (2.20%) JIRA
6 8 (1.96%) webpack
7 7 (1.71%) Gradle
7 7 (1.71%) Visual Studio Team System
8 4 (0.98%) Gerrit
8 4 (0.98%) SonarQube
8 4 (0.98%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.73%) MSBuild
9 3 (0.73%) ReSharper
10 2 (0.49%) Ant
10 2 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.49%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.49%) Subversion
General
1 69 (16.87%) Finance
2 17 (4.16%) Banking
3 12 (2.93%) Public Sector
4 8 (1.96%) Retail
5 6 (1.47%) Front Office
6 5 (1.22%) Games
7 4 (0.98%) Law
7 4 (0.98%) Legal
7 4 (0.98%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.49%) Advertising
8 2 (0.49%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.49%) Marketing
8 2 (0.49%) Publishing
9 1 (0.24%) Automotive
9 1 (0.24%) Back Office
9 1 (0.24%) German Language
9 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (10.27%) .NET
2 18 (4.40%) .NET Core
2 18 (4.40%) JSON
2 18 (4.40%) Node.js
2 18 (4.40%) YAML
3 15 (3.67%) PySpark
4 14 (3.42%) REST
5 12 (2.93%) Kafka
6 10 (2.44%) React
7 9 (2.20%) CSS
7 9 (2.20%) Redux
8 8 (1.96%) .NET Framework
8 8 (1.96%) GraphQL
9 7 (1.71%) RESTful
10 6 (1.47%) Express
10 6 (1.47%) Web Services
11 5 (1.22%) XHR
11 5 (1.22%) XML
12 4 (0.98%) Velocity
13 3 (0.73%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.09%) Cloud Native
2 26 (6.36%) Data Centre
3 14 (3.42%) Hybrid Cloud
4 11 (2.69%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (1.96%) Linux Command Line
6 8 (1.96%) Management Information System
6 8 (1.96%) PKI
7 7 (1.71%) Public Cloud
8 6 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (1.47%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.98%) Market Risk
10 3 (0.73%) Enterprise Cloud
10 3 (0.73%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.73%) Reinsurance
10 3 (0.73%) Replication
11 2 (0.49%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.49%) FMCG
11 2 (0.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 76 (18.58%) Windows
2 61 (14.91%) Linux
3 32 (7.82%) Windows Server
4 7 (1.71%) Android
5 6 (1.47%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.22%) Windows 10
6 5 (1.22%) Windows Mobile
7 4 (0.98%) VMS
7 4 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.98%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.24%) Alpine Linux
8 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.24%) Unix
8 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (62.35%) DevOps
2 111 (27.14%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (21.03%) Infrastructure as Code
4 48 (11.74%) Microservices
5 47 (11.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 40 (9.78%) Configuration Management
7 39 (9.54%) Business Intelligence
8 38 (9.29%) Analytics
8 38 (9.29%) Migration
8 38 (9.29%) Scrum
9 30 (7.33%) Data Modelling
9 30 (7.33%) Test Automation
10 29 (7.09%) Software Engineering
11 27 (6.60%) Continuous Integration
11 27 (6.60%) Data Engineering
11 27 (6.60%) ETL
12 21 (5.13%) Deployment Automation
13 19 (4.65%) Continuous Delivery
14 18 (4.40%) Data Science
15 17 (4.16%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 121 (29.58%) PowerShell
2 98 (23.96%) Python
3 97 (23.72%) SQL
4 34 (8.31%) Bash Shell
5 32 (7.82%) C#
6 30 (7.33%) Java
7 19 (4.65%) JavaScript
8 15 (3.67%) T-SQL
9 11 (2.69%) TypeScript
10 10 (2.44%) C++
10 10 (2.44%) Go
11 7 (1.71%) PL/SQL
12 6 (1.47%) ES6
12 6 (1.47%) Ruby
13 5 (1.22%) Perl
13 5 (1.22%) PHP
14 2 (0.49%) C
14 2 (0.49%) Scala
15 1 (0.24%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 1 (0.24%) sed
Qualifications
1 56 (13.69%) Security Cleared
2 53 (12.96%) SC Cleared
3 13 (3.18%) DV Cleared
4 5 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (0.98%) Degree
5 4 (0.98%) MCSE
6 3 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.49%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.49%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.49%) ISEB
7 2 (0.49%) MCSA
8 1 (0.24%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (0.24%) CCNA
8 1 (0.24%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (0.24%) CISM
8 1 (0.24%) CISSP
8 1 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.24%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.24%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (0.98%) NCSC
1 4 (0.98%) NIST
1 4 (0.98%) QA
2 3 (0.73%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.49%) GDPR
3 2 (0.49%) SLA
4 1 (0.24%) FedRAMP
4 1 (0.24%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.24%) IFRS
System Software
1 71 (17.36%) Docker
2 54 (13.20%) Active Directory
3 14 (3.42%) Virtual Machines
4 12 (2.93%) Hyper-V
4 12 (2.93%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.22%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.73%) LXC
7 2 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.24%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.24%) Firmware
8 1 (0.24%) KVM
8 1 (0.24%) OCFS2
8 1 (0.24%) Postfix
8 1 (0.24%) qmail
8 1 (0.24%) Samba
8 1 (0.24%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.24%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 149 (36.43%) Terraform
2 98 (23.96%) Kubernetes
3 56 (13.69%) Ansible
4 15 (3.67%) Puppet
5 10 (2.44%) Microsoft Intune
5 10 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (1.47%) Packer
7 5 (1.22%) SCCM
8 4 (0.98%) Grafana
8 4 (0.98%) Prometheus
8 4 (0.98%) Salt
9 3 (0.73%) SCOM
10 2 (0.49%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 1 (0.24%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.24%) Docker Swarm
11 1 (0.24%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (0.24%) Jamf Pro
11 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Clustering
11 1 (0.24%) Oozie
11 1 (0.24%) QRadar
Vendors
1 144 (35.21%) Microsoft
2 62 (15.16%) Databricks
3 22 (5.38%) VMware
4 13 (3.18%) Cisco
5 9 (2.20%) MuleSoft
6 8 (1.96%) Oracle
7 7 (1.71%) Okta
8 5 (1.22%) Samsung
8 5 (1.22%) Splunk
9 4 (0.98%) Citrix
9 4 (0.98%) GoldenSource
9 4 (0.98%) Google
10 2 (0.49%) Apple
10 2 (0.49%) Cadence
10 2 (0.49%) CheckPoint
10 2 (0.49%) HP
10 2 (0.49%) IBM
10 2 (0.49%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.49%) TIBCO
10 2 (0.49%) webMethods