Period
to 26 March 2019

The median contractor rate for an Azure Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North of England during the 6 months to 26 March 2019.

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 Architect
England > North of England
6 months to
26 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 277 270 302
Rank change year-on-year -7 +32 +35
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Architect 37 38 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 0.31% 0.33% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.34% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 19 12
North of England median daily rate £550 £550 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.33% +26.47%
10th Percentile £458 £448 £358
90th Percentile £758 £600 £575
England median daily rate £575 £550 £558
% change year-on-year +4.55% -1.35% +5.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
North of England median hourly rate - £35.00 -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North of England. 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
North of England
Contract vacancies in the North of England with a recognized job title 11,236 11,087 11,212
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.33% 95.52% 95.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,405 7,182 7,182
North of England median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +0.65%
10th Percentile £256 £237 £234
90th Percentile £588 £563 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 491 520 499
North of England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.43 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.40% +8.94% -8.05%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.74 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £47.55 £43.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £18.70
% change year-on-year -1.33% +0.27% -1.58%

Azure Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

Job postings that featured Azure Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North of England.

Job vacancy trend for Azure Architect in the North of England

Azure Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Azure Architect in the North of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure Architect in the North of England

Azure Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure Architect in the North of England over the 6 months to 26 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure Architect in the North of England

Azure Architect
Contract Job Locations in the North of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Azure Architect within the North of England region over the 6 months to 26 March 2019. 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
North West +5 24 £550 -4.35% 4
Yorkshire -12 11 £538 +8.86% 2
North East -8 2 £700 -
Azure Architect
England

Azure Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of England

For the 6 months to 26 March 2019, Azure Architect 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 North of England region featuring Azure Architect in the job title.

1 37 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (37.84%) PaaS
3 12 (32.43%) IaaS
3 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
4 11 (29.73%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (27.03%) Office 365
6 7 (18.92%) Active Directory
6 7 (18.92%) SQL
6 7 (18.92%) Migration
7 6 (16.22%) SaaS
7 6 (16.22%) Security Architecture
8 5 (13.51%) Public Cloud
8 5 (13.51%) Firewall
8 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
9 4 (10.81%) .NET
9 4 (10.81%) Private Cloud
9 4 (10.81%) Presales
10 3 (8.11%) Data Centre
10 3 (8.11%) PowerShell
10 3 (8.11%) Data Architecture
10 3 (8.11%) Enterprise Architecture
10 3 (8.11%) DevOps
10 3 (8.11%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (8.11%) C#
10 3 (8.11%) SharePoint
10 3 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
11 2 (5.41%) Retail
11 2 (5.41%) Data Management
11 2 (5.41%) Scrum
11 2 (5.41%) VMware

Azure Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of England 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 3 (8.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.70%) IIS
2 1 (2.70%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.70%) Umbraco
2 1 (2.70%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 37 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (37.84%) PaaS
3 12 (32.43%) IaaS
4 11 (29.73%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (27.03%) Office 365
6 6 (16.22%) SaaS
7 2 (5.41%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (5.41%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (2.70%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (2.70%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.51%) Firewall
2 2 (5.41%) Cisco IPT
2 2 (5.41%) VPN
3 1 (2.70%) DNS
3 1 (2.70%) Network Security
3 1 (2.70%) Skype
3 1 (2.70%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.11%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.70%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.70%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.70%) Spark SQL
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (5.41%) Retail
1 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.70%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) .NET
2 2 (5.41%) .NET Framework
2 2 (5.41%) JSON
2 2 (5.41%) Web Services
3 1 (2.70%) CSS
3 1 (2.70%) HTML
3 1 (2.70%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Public Cloud
2 4 (10.81%) Private Cloud
3 3 (8.11%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.41%) NHS
5 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.70%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Windows
2 1 (2.70%) Windows 10
2 1 (2.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.92%) Migration
2 6 (16.22%) Security Architecture
3 4 (10.81%) Presales
4 3 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (8.11%) Data Architecture
4 3 (8.11%) DevOps
4 3 (8.11%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (5.41%) Business Analysis
5 2 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (5.41%) Data Governance
5 2 (5.41%) Data Management
5 2 (5.41%) Data Migration
5 2 (5.41%) Data Protection
5 2 (5.41%) Data Security
5 2 (5.41%) DRM
5 2 (5.41%) Line Management
5 2 (5.41%) Mentoring
5 2 (5.41%) Microservices
5 2 (5.41%) Re-Platforming
5 2 (5.41%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.92%) SQL
2 3 (8.11%) C#
2 3 (8.11%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.41%) Java
4 1 (2.70%) Python
4 1 (2.70%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) CISA
1 2 (5.41%) CISM
1 2 (5.41%) CISSP
1 2 (5.41%) Degree
1 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) Data Quality
1 2 (5.41%) GDPR
1 2 (5.41%) PCI DSS
1 2 (5.41%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (18.92%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.41%) Docker
2 2 (5.41%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.41%) Citrix
2 2 (5.41%) Cloudera
2 2 (5.41%) Google
2 2 (5.41%) Hortonworks
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle
2 2 (5.41%) VMware
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco
3 1 (2.70%) Databricks
3 1 (2.70%) Dell
3 1 (2.70%) HP