Period
to 10 December 2018

The median contractor rate for an Azure Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North of England during the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 268 267 326
Rank change year-on-year -1 +59 +31
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Architect 43 29 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 0.35% 0.26% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.27% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 25 21
North of England median daily rate £525 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £431 £414 £400
90th Percentile £695 £600 £575
England median daily rate £575 £525 £550
% change year-on-year +9.52% -4.55% +7.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North of England median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £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 11,676 10,734 13,649
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.28% 95.73% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,601 6,928 8,845
North of England median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% -
10th Percentile £256 £238 £234
90th Percentile £573 £563 £538
England median daily rate £458 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.67% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 587 451 549
North of England median hourly rate £17.41 £17.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.51% +14.75% -4.98%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £9.96
90th Percentile £43.25 £47.39 £41.80
England median hourly rate £18.28 £18.70 £18.35
% change year-on-year -2.23% +1.89% +1.96%

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 10 December 2018.

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 10 December 2018. 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 +10 29 £525 - 5
Yorkshire -22 11 £500 +5.26% 5
North East - 3 £700 - 1
Azure Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, 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 43 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (44.19%) Microsoft
3 17 (39.53%) IaaS
4 16 (37.21%) PaaS
5 15 (34.88%) Office 365
6 11 (25.58%) Amazon AWS
6 11 (25.58%) SaaS
7 9 (20.93%) DevOps
8 8 (18.60%) Microsoft Intune
8 8 (18.60%) Windows
8 8 (18.60%) Migration
9 7 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (16.28%) SQL
9 7 (16.28%) .NET
9 7 (16.28%) SQL Server
9 7 (16.28%) Active Directory
10 5 (11.63%) C#
10 5 (11.63%) SC Cleared
10 5 (11.63%) Security Cleared
11 4 (9.30%) Presales
11 4 (9.30%) Continuous Delivery
11 4 (9.30%) Public Cloud
11 4 (9.30%) Continuous Deployment
11 4 (9.30%) Problem-Solving
11 4 (9.30%) Visual Studio Team System
11 4 (9.30%) PowerShell
11 4 (9.30%) SCCM
11 4 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (9.30%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (9.30%) Firewall

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 2 (4.65%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.33%) IIS
2 1 (2.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.33%) Umbraco
2 1 (2.33%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 43 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (39.53%) IaaS
3 16 (37.21%) PaaS
4 15 (34.88%) Office 365
5 11 (25.58%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (25.58%) SaaS
6 4 (9.30%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (2.33%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.30%) Firewall
2 3 (6.98%) VPN
3 2 (4.65%) DNS
4 1 (2.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.28%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.65%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (4.65%) Big Data
3 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (6.98%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.33%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (6.98%) Finance
1 3 (6.98%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.65%) Retail
3 1 (2.33%) Electronics
3 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.33%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.28%) .NET
2 3 (6.98%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.65%) JSON
4 1 (2.33%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Public Cloud
2 2 (4.65%) Client/Server
2 2 (4.65%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.65%) PKI
2 2 (4.65%) Private Cloud
2 2 (4.65%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.33%) BYOD
3 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.60%) Windows
2 3 (6.98%) Windows 10
2 3 (6.98%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.65%) Android
3 2 (4.65%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.93%) DevOps
2 8 (18.60%) Migration
3 7 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (9.30%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (9.30%) Continuous Delivery
4 4 (9.30%) Continuous Deployment
4 4 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (9.30%) Presales
4 4 (9.30%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (6.98%) Business Analysis
5 3 (6.98%) ITIL
5 3 (6.98%) Line Management
5 3 (6.98%) Mentoring
5 3 (6.98%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (6.98%) Security Architecture
5 3 (6.98%) Service Delivery
5 3 (6.98%) Systems Engineering
6 2 (4.65%) Data Protection
6 2 (4.65%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (4.65%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.28%) SQL
2 5 (11.63%) C#
3 4 (9.30%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.65%) Java
5 1 (2.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) SC Cleared
1 5 (11.63%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.98%) Degree
3 2 (4.65%) MCSE
3 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) GDPR
1 1 (2.33%) PMO
1 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (16.28%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.65%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.33%) Docker
3 1 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (18.60%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (9.30%) SCCM
3 2 (4.65%) SCOM
3 2 (4.65%) SCVMM
4 1 (2.33%) Ansible
4 1 (2.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.33%) Puppet
4 1 (2.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 19 (44.19%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.33%) Atlassian
2 1 (2.33%) Cisco
2 1 (2.33%) Dell
2 1 (2.33%) Informatica
2 1 (2.33%) McAfee
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle
2 1 (2.33%) SAP
2 1 (2.33%) Splunk
2 1 (2.33%) Symantec
2 1 (2.33%) Trustwave
2 1 (2.33%) Xamarin
2 1 (2.33%) Zscaler