Period
to 1 December 2020

The median contractor rate for an Azure Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 1 December 2020.

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 West
6 months to
1 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 101 183 193
Rank change year-on-year +82 +10 +3
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Architect 26 17 26
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 1.17% 0.32% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 0.34% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 8 23
Median daily rate £525 £625 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.00% +19.05% -
10th Percentile £482 £525 £433
90th Percentile £661 £675 £600
England median daily rate £550 £563 £575
% change year-on-year -2.22% -2.17% +9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £67.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year - +92.86% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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 West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 2,091 4,980 5,534
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.10% 93.68% 94.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,277 3,179 3,482
Median daily rate £413 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £174 £213 £230
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
England median daily rate £475 £465 £455
% change year-on-year +2.15% +2.20% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 268 339
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% -0.91% +0.92%
10th Percentile £10.85 £11.17 £11.23
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £45.50
Median hourly rate £30.00 £19.31 £18.50
% change year-on-year +55.36% +4.38% -1.03%

Azure Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Azure Architect in the North West

Azure Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Azure Architect in the North West.

Daily rate trend for Azure Architect in the North West

Azure Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure Architect in the North West over the 6 months to 1 December 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Azure Architect in the North West

Azure Architect
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 6 months to 1 December 2020. 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
Manchester +64 21 £500 -16.67% 6
Lancashire - 4 £700 -
Cheshire +28 1 £600 -7.69%
Azure Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 December 2020, 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 West region featuring Azure Architect in the job title.

1 26 (100.00%) Azure
2 15 (57.69%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (46.15%) Data Architecture
4 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
5 10 (38.46%) Data Modelling
5 10 (38.46%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (34.62%) Data Management
6 9 (34.62%) Analytics
7 8 (30.77%) .NET
8 7 (26.92%) Service Delivery
8 7 (26.92%) AWS
8 7 (26.92%) Power BI
8 7 (26.92%) Power Platform
9 6 (23.08%) Data Lake
9 6 (23.08%) Azure Data Factory
10 5 (19.23%) SQL
11 4 (15.38%) Migration
11 4 (15.38%) DevOps
12 3 (11.54%) Databricks
12 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
12 3 (11.54%) Finance
12 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (11.54%) Enterprise Architecture
12 3 (11.54%) Data Migration
12 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
12 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
12 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
13 2 (7.69%) Quality Management
13 2 (7.69%) Web Services
13 2 (7.69%) Reference Data

Azure Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 1 (3.85%) Apache
1 1 (3.85%) Apache Spark
1 1 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 26 (100.00%) Azure
2 7 (26.92%) AWS
2 7 (26.92%) Power Platform
3 6 (23.08%) Azure Data Factory
4 2 (7.69%) Office 365
5 1 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (3.85%) Boomi
5 1 (3.85%) IaaS
5 1 (3.85%) Logic Apps
5 1 (3.85%) OpenShift
5 1 (3.85%) PaaS
5 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (38.46%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (26.92%) Power BI
3 6 (23.08%) Data Lake
4 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
5 2 (7.69%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 2 (7.69%) Big Data
5 2 (7.69%) Relational Database
6 1 (3.85%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Law
2 1 (3.85%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) .NET
2 2 (7.69%) Web Services
3 1 (3.85%) CGI
3 1 (3.85%) REST
3 1 (3.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Reference Data
2 1 (3.85%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
1 1 (3.85%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (57.69%) Business Intelligence
2 12 (46.15%) Data Architecture
3 10 (38.46%) Data Modelling
4 9 (34.62%) Analytics
4 9 (34.62%) Data Management
5 7 (26.92%) Service Delivery
6 4 (15.38%) DevOps
6 4 (15.38%) Migration
7 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (11.54%) Data Migration
7 3 (11.54%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (7.69%) Conversational UI
8 2 (7.69%) Data Governance
8 2 (7.69%) Data Stewardship
8 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Data Management
8 2 (7.69%) Microservices
8 2 (7.69%) Quality Management
8 2 (7.69%) Reference Data Management
8 2 (7.69%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.85%) C#
2 1 (3.85%) Java
2 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
1 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) MCSA
2 1 (3.85%) MCSE
2 1 (3.85%) MCTS
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.85%) PMI Certification
2 1 (3.85%) PMP
2 1 (3.85%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Ansible
1 1 (3.85%) Kubernetes
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (3.85%) SCCM
1 1 (3.85%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.54%) Databricks
3 1 (3.85%) Cloudera
3 1 (3.85%) Dell
3 1 (3.85%) IFS
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle
3 1 (3.85%) Sage
3 1 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.85%) Verint