Period
to 22 August 2019

The median contractor rate for an Azure Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 22 August 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 Engineer
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 56 77 84
Rank change year-on-year +21 +7 +5
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Engineer 41 20 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.97% 1.36% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.18% 1.45% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 9 4
Reading median daily rate £525 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £392 £396 £390
90th Percentile £700 £545 £501
Berkshire median daily rate £550 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Reading median hourly rate £80.00 - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £73.75 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Reading
Contract vacancies in Reading with a recognized job title 1,289 1,375 1,177
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.41% 93.35% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 766 798 614
Reading median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +0.91%
10th Percentile £250 £220 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £415 £425
% change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 39 77
Reading median hourly rate £55.00 £21.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +155.81% +43.33% -
10th Percentile £16.25 £11.90 £9.25
90th Percentile £83.75 £45.35 £44.35
Berkshire median hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +37.50% +33.33% +7.14%

Azure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings that featured Azure Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for Azure Engineer in Reading

Azure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Azure Engineer in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure Engineer in Reading

Azure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure Engineer in Reading over the 6 months to 22 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure Engineer in Reading

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, 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 Reading region featuring Azure Engineer in the job title.

1 41 (100.00%) Azure
2 27 (65.85%) DevOps
3 21 (51.22%) Microsoft
4 19 (46.34%) Visual Studio Team System
5 18 (43.90%) PowerShell
5 18 (43.90%) SQL
6 14 (34.15%) Analytics
7 12 (29.27%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (26.83%) IaaS
9 10 (24.39%) PaaS
9 10 (24.39%) Windows
10 9 (21.95%) Visual Studio
10 9 (21.95%) Scrum
10 9 (21.95%) Azure SQL Database
10 9 (21.95%) HDInsight
10 9 (21.95%) Power BI
10 9 (21.95%) Data Science
10 9 (21.95%) Data Lake
10 9 (21.95%) Infrastructure as Code
10 9 (21.95%) Power Platform
11 8 (19.51%) Terraform
11 8 (19.51%) Azure Active Directory
11 8 (19.51%) Docker
11 8 (19.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (19.51%) Security Testing
11 8 (19.51%) JSON
11 8 (19.51%) Active Directory
12 7 (17.07%) GitLab
12 7 (17.07%) Git (software)

Azure Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (2.44%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.44%) MS Project Server
Cloud Services
1 41 (100.00%) Azure
2 11 (26.83%) IaaS
3 10 (24.39%) PaaS
4 9 (21.95%) Power Platform
5 8 (19.51%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (12.20%) AWS
7 1 (2.44%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (2.44%) Data Lake Analytics
7 1 (2.44%) GCP
7 1 (2.44%) Office 365
7 1 (2.44%) OpenShift
7 1 (2.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.76%) DNS
2 3 (7.32%) Firewall
3 2 (4.88%) DHCP
3 2 (4.88%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.88%) VPN
4 1 (2.44%) HTTP
4 1 (2.44%) Internet
4 1 (2.44%) NAS
4 1 (2.44%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (2.44%) SAN
4 1 (2.44%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.95%) Azure SQL Database
1 9 (21.95%) Data Lake
1 9 (21.95%) HDInsight
1 9 (21.95%) Power BI
2 8 (19.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (46.34%) Visual Studio Team System
2 9 (21.95%) Visual Studio
3 7 (17.07%) Git (software)
3 7 (17.07%) GitLab
4 6 (14.63%) Cucumber
4 6 (14.63%) JUnit
4 6 (14.63%) Selenium
5 5 (12.20%) JMeter
6 4 (9.76%) Jenkins
7 3 (7.32%) JIRA
7 3 (7.32%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (7.32%) SonarQube
8 1 (2.44%) Artifactory
8 1 (2.44%) SpecFlow
8 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (14.63%) Public Sector
2 4 (9.76%) Billing
3 3 (7.32%) Electronics
3 3 (7.32%) Finance
3 3 (7.32%) Manufacturing
3 3 (7.32%) Marketing
3 3 (7.32%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.44%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.51%) JSON
2 3 (7.32%) hapi
2 3 (7.32%) Node.js
3 2 (4.88%) .NET
3 2 (4.88%) .NET Core
3 2 (4.88%) Web Services
4 1 (2.44%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.44%) Entity Framework
4 1 (2.44%) OAuth
4 1 (2.44%) OAuth2
4 1 (2.44%) OpenID
4 1 (2.44%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Public Cloud
2 2 (4.88%) Clustering
3 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.44%) Blog
3 1 (2.44%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.44%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.44%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.44%) Replication
3 1 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (24.39%) Windows
2 2 (4.88%) Linux
3 1 (2.44%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.44%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.44%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (65.85%) DevOps
2 14 (34.15%) Analytics
3 12 (29.27%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (21.95%) Data Science
5 9 (21.95%) Infrastructure as Code
5 9 (21.95%) Scrum
6 8 (19.51%) Security Testing
7 6 (14.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 5 (12.20%) OWASP
9 3 (7.32%) Active Listening
9 3 (7.32%) Digital Marketing
9 3 (7.32%) Incident Management
9 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Automation
9 3 (7.32%) IT Strategy
9 3 (7.32%) Migration
9 3 (7.32%) Programme Management
9 3 (7.32%) Test Automation
9 3 (7.32%) Web Operations
10 2 (4.88%) Runbook
Programming Languages
1 18 (43.90%) PowerShell
1 18 (43.90%) SQL
2 6 (14.63%) Java
3 1 (2.44%) C#
3 1 (2.44%) F#
3 1 (2.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) SC Cleared
1 4 (9.76%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (19.51%) Active Directory
1 8 (19.51%) Docker
2 3 (7.32%) Hyper-V
2 3 (7.32%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (19.51%) Terraform
2 5 (12.20%) Ansible
3 2 (4.88%) Kubernetes
4 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (2.44%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 21 (51.22%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.32%) SAP
3 1 (2.44%) Google
3 1 (2.44%) Mercator
3 1 (2.44%) Qualys
3 1 (2.44%) VMware