Period
to 23 January 2019

The median contractor rate for an Azure Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 56 80 -
Rank change year-on-year +24 - -
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Engineer 45 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 3.00% 0.64% -
As % of the Job Titles category 3.29% 0.68% -
Number of daily rates quoted 37 7 0
Reading median daily rate £525 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
Berkshire median daily rate £525 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% +65.22%
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 1,366 1,173 1,257
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.01% 93.54% 90.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 753 733 655
Reading median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £225 £256 £236
90th Percentile £588 £575 £563
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 34 75
Reading median hourly rate £40.00 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +166.67% +7.14% -47.17%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.90 £9.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £41.50 £50.31
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% - -25.00%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 45 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (73.33%) IaaS
3 26 (57.78%) PowerShell
3 26 (57.78%) Microsoft
4 24 (53.33%) Windows
4 24 (53.33%) PaaS
4 24 (53.33%) DevOps
5 22 (48.89%) Visual Studio Team System
6 18 (40.00%) Virtual Machines
7 16 (35.56%) Analytics
8 14 (31.11%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (24.44%) SQL
9 11 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (24.44%) HDInsight
9 11 (24.44%) Data Lake
10 10 (22.22%) Data Science
10 10 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 10 (22.22%) Power BI
10 10 (22.22%) Scrum
10 10 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (22.22%) Security Testing
10 10 (22.22%) Visual Studio
11 9 (20.00%) Public Cloud
11 9 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
11 9 (20.00%) SC Cleared
11 9 (20.00%) Security Cleared
11 9 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
12 8 (17.78%) Test Automation
12 8 (17.78%) Office 365
12 8 (17.78%) Continuous Integration

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:

Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.22%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 45 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (73.33%) IaaS
3 24 (53.33%) PaaS
4 9 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (17.78%) Office 365
6 5 (11.11%) OpenShift
7 4 (8.89%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (8.89%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (8.89%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (4.44%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (4.44%) SaaS
9 1 (2.22%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (2.22%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.67%) Firewall
1 3 (6.67%) VPN
2 2 (4.44%) DNS
2 2 (4.44%) Internet
2 2 (4.44%) NAS
2 2 (4.44%) Network Security
2 2 (4.44%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (4.44%) SAN
2 2 (4.44%) Skype
2 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (24.44%) Data Lake
1 11 (24.44%) HDInsight
2 10 (22.22%) Power BI
2 10 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (4.44%) Cosmos DB
4 1 (2.22%) Amazon Athena
4 1 (2.22%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (2.22%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (2.22%) Big Data
4 1 (2.22%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (2.22%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (48.89%) Visual Studio Team System
2 10 (22.22%) Visual Studio
3 6 (13.33%) Jenkins
4 5 (11.11%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.22%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (8.89%) Electronics
1 4 (8.89%) Finance
1 4 (8.89%) Manufacturing
1 4 (8.89%) Marketing
1 4 (8.89%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.67%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.67%) JSON
2 2 (4.44%) Web Services
3 1 (2.22%) .NET
3 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.22%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (2.22%) Node.js
3 1 (2.22%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.00%) Public Cloud
2 6 (13.33%) Clustering
3 4 (8.89%) Blog
4 2 (4.44%) Replication
4 2 (4.44%) RIA
5 1 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.22%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.22%) PKI
5 1 (2.22%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 24 (53.33%) Windows
2 7 (15.56%) Windows Server
3 3 (6.67%) Linux
4 1 (2.22%) CentOS
4 1 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (53.33%) DevOps
2 16 (35.56%) Analytics
3 14 (31.11%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (22.22%) Data Science
5 10 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 10 (22.22%) Scrum
5 10 (22.22%) Security Testing
6 9 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 8 (17.78%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (17.78%) Test Automation
8 7 (15.56%) Data Management
9 6 (13.33%) IT Strategy
10 5 (11.11%) Active Listening
10 5 (11.11%) Data-Driven Testing
11 4 (8.89%) Decision-Making
11 4 (8.89%) Digital Marketing
11 4 (8.89%) Problem-Solving
11 4 (8.89%) Programme Management
11 4 (8.89%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 26 (57.78%) PowerShell
2 11 (24.44%) SQL
3 3 (6.67%) Python
4 2 (4.44%) C#
4 2 (4.44%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.44%) Perl
5 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.22%) Java
5 1 (2.22%) PHP
5 1 (2.22%) R
5 1 (2.22%) Ruby
5 1 (2.22%) Scala
5 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 9 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.22%) AWS Certification
2 1 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.22%) Degree
System Software
1 18 (40.00%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (13.33%) Docker
3 4 (8.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (13.33%) Ansible
1 6 (13.33%) Kubernetes
1 6 (13.33%) Terraform
2 2 (4.44%) SCCM
2 2 (4.44%) SCDPM
3 1 (2.22%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (2.22%) Grafana
3 1 (2.22%) Graphite
3 1 (2.22%) Nagios
3 1 (2.22%) SCOM
3 1 (2.22%) WSUS
3 1 (2.22%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 26 (57.78%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.89%) Google
2 4 (8.89%) SAP
3 1 (2.22%) Red Hat