Period
to 18 November 2018

The median contractor rate for an Azure Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 18 November 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 Engineer
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 84 96
Rank change year-on-year +9 +12 -
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Engineer 22 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.50% 0.40% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.65% 0.42% 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 0
Reading median daily rate £525 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% - -
Berkshire median daily rate £550 £400 -
% change year-on-year +37.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -

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 1,332 1,179 1,337
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 90.80% 93.35% 90.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 731 696 718
Reading median daily rate £425 £402 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.85% +0.38% -
10th Percentile £190 £253 £227
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 57 79
Reading median hourly rate £22.00 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.14% -3.45% -32.71%
10th Percentile £10.40 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £44.10 £40.75 £43.28
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £14.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year +40.35% -1.72% -32.71%

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 18 November 2018.

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 18 November 2018, 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 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (77.27%) DevOps
3 15 (68.18%) IaaS
4 14 (63.64%) PaaS
5 10 (45.45%) Visual Studio Team System
5 10 (45.45%) PowerShell
6 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
6 9 (40.91%) SC Cleared
6 9 (40.91%) Security Cleared
7 7 (31.82%) Analytics
7 7 (31.82%) Data Management
8 6 (27.27%) Windows
9 5 (22.73%) Open Source
9 5 (22.73%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (22.73%) HDInsight
9 5 (22.73%) Data Lake
9 5 (22.73%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (18.18%) Data Science
10 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 4 (18.18%) Power BI
10 4 (18.18%) SQL
10 4 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (18.18%) Scrum
10 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (18.18%) Visual Studio
10 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (18.18%) Security Testing
10 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (13.64%) JSON
11 3 (13.64%) 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:

Cloud Services
1 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (68.18%) IaaS
3 14 (63.64%) PaaS
4 3 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (9.09%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (9.09%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (9.09%) OpenShift
6 1 (4.55%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) Network Security
2 1 (4.55%) Firewall
2 1 (4.55%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) Data Lake
1 5 (22.73%) HDInsight
2 4 (18.18%) Power BI
2 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (9.09%) Cosmos DB
4 1 (4.55%) Big Data
4 1 (4.55%) Hadoop
4 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
4 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (45.45%) Visual Studio Team System
2 4 (18.18%) Visual Studio
3 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
3 3 (13.64%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) JSON
2 1 (4.55%) .NET
2 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Public Cloud
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.55%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (77.27%) DevOps
2 7 (31.82%) Analytics
2 7 (31.82%) Data Management
3 5 (22.73%) Continuous Delivery
3 5 (22.73%) Open Source
4 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (18.18%) Data Science
4 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 4 (18.18%) Scrum
4 4 (18.18%) Security Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Active Listening
5 2 (9.09%) Data-Driven Testing
5 2 (9.09%) IT Strategy
5 2 (9.09%) Test Automation
6 1 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (4.55%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (45.45%) PowerShell
2 4 (18.18%) SQL
3 2 (9.09%) C#
3 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.09%) Python
4 1 (4.55%) Java
4 1 (4.55%) Perl
4 1 (4.55%) PHP
4 1 (4.55%) R
4 1 (4.55%) Ruby
4 1 (4.55%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (40.91%) SC Cleared
1 9 (40.91%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (4.55%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (9.09%) Docker
3 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Ansible
1 2 (9.09%) Kubernetes
1 2 (9.09%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Google