Period
to 18 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an Azure Architect was £588 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 18 October 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 > South East
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 307 336 340
Rank change year-on-year +29 +4 +37
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Architect 71 31 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.43% 0.19% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.20% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 14 25
South East median daily rate £588 £563 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £501 £500 £450
90th Percentile £652 £600 £1,000
England median daily rate £575 £540 £525
% change year-on-year +6.48% +2.86% +1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £65.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15,535 15,403 16,085
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.43% 94.67% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,324 9,138 9,638
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +5.26%
10th Percentile £253 £242 £230
90th Percentile £580 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 645 633 793
South East median hourly rate £20.08 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.53% -5.26% +6.92%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.26
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.18 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -2.77% +1.08% +4.11%

Azure Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Azure Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Azure Architect in the South East

Azure Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Azure Architect in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure Architect in the South East

Azure Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure Architect in the South East over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure Architect in the South East

Azure Architect
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 18 October 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
Thames Valley +31 38 £600 +9.09% 5
Berkshire +12 19 £600 +9.09% 1
Surrey -18 17 £588 - 1
Oxfordshire - 14 £550 - 2
Hampshire -14 10 £613 +22.50%
Buckinghamshire +6 5 £613 - 2
West Sussex -8 4 £513 -
Kent - 1 £500 - 3
Azure Architect
England

Azure Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 South East region featuring Azure Architect in the job title.

1 71 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (61.97%) Microsoft
3 23 (32.39%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (26.76%) SQL
5 18 (25.35%) Azure Data Factory
6 17 (23.94%) SaaS
7 16 (22.54%) PowerShell
7 16 (22.54%) .NET
7 16 (22.54%) SQL Server
8 15 (21.13%) Data Lake
9 14 (19.72%) Power BI
9 14 (19.72%) IaaS
9 14 (19.72%) Analytics
9 14 (19.72%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (18.31%) Windows
10 13 (18.31%) PaaS
10 13 (18.31%) DevOps
10 13 (18.31%) Analytical Skills
11 12 (16.90%) Active Directory
12 11 (15.49%) Data Warehouse
12 11 (15.49%) Amazon AWS
13 10 (14.08%) JSON
13 10 (14.08%) Citrix
13 10 (14.08%) Migration
14 9 (12.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 9 (12.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 8 (11.27%) Windows 10
15 8 (11.27%) Office 365
15 8 (11.27%) Windows Server
15 8 (11.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services

Azure Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 6 (8.45%) Apache Spark
2 4 (5.63%) Totara
3 2 (2.82%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.41%) Apache
4 1 (1.41%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.41%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 71 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (25.35%) Azure Data Factory
3 17 (23.94%) SaaS
4 14 (19.72%) IaaS
5 13 (18.31%) PaaS
6 11 (15.49%) Amazon AWS
7 8 (11.27%) Office 365
8 7 (9.86%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (8.45%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (7.04%) Serverless
11 4 (5.63%) Dynamics 365
11 4 (5.63%) Google Analytics
11 4 (5.63%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (4.23%) Azure Functions
12 3 (4.23%) Azure Machine Learning
12 3 (4.23%) Data Lake Analytics
13 2 (2.82%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
14 1 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (1.41%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.45%) Remote Desktop
2 3 (4.23%) DAB
2 3 (4.23%) Firewall
3 1 (1.41%) Internet
3 1 (1.41%) LAN
3 1 (1.41%) Network Security
3 1 (1.41%) SSH
3 1 (1.41%) SSL
3 1 (1.41%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (22.54%) SQL Server
2 15 (21.13%) Data Lake
3 14 (19.72%) Power BI
4 11 (15.49%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (12.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (12.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (11.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (9.86%) Azure SQL Database
7 7 (9.86%) Cosmos DB
8 6 (8.45%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 6 (8.45%) Big Data
8 6 (8.45%) Hadoop
9 5 (7.04%) HDInsight
10 4 (5.63%) Qlik Sense
10 4 (5.63%) Relational Database
11 3 (4.23%) NoSQL
12 2 (2.82%) Geospatial Data
13 1 (1.41%) Looker
13 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
13 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (9.86%) Visual Studio Team System
2 4 (5.63%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.41%) ERwin
3 1 (1.41%) JIRA
General
1 8 (11.27%) Finance
2 4 (5.63%) Retail
2 4 (5.63%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.23%) Billing
4 1 (1.41%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (22.54%) .NET
2 10 (14.08%) JSON
3 6 (8.45%) Middleware
4 4 (5.63%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (5.63%) Kafka
4 4 (5.63%) RESTful
4 4 (5.63%) WCF
5 3 (4.23%) AngularJS
5 3 (4.23%) SOAP
5 3 (4.23%) XML
6 2 (2.82%) COM
6 2 (2.82%) REST
7 1 (1.41%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (1.41%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.31%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.86%) Cloud Native
2 7 (9.86%) Public Cloud
3 4 (5.63%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (5.63%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (4.23%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.23%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.82%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.41%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 13 (18.31%) Windows
2 8 (11.27%) Windows 10
2 8 (11.27%) Windows Server
3 4 (5.63%) Windows 8
3 4 (5.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (32.39%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (19.72%) Analytics
2 14 (19.72%) Business Intelligence
3 13 (18.31%) DevOps
4 10 (14.08%) Migration
5 8 (11.27%) Data Modelling
6 7 (9.86%) ETL
6 7 (9.86%) Scrum
6 7 (9.86%) TOGAF
7 6 (8.45%) Network Design
7 6 (8.45%) Open Source
7 6 (8.45%) Security Architecture
7 6 (8.45%) Translating Business Requirements
7 6 (8.45%) UML
7 6 (8.45%) Zachman Framework
8 5 (7.04%) Presales
9 4 (5.63%) ERP
10 3 (4.23%) Business Continuity
10 3 (4.23%) Data Migration
10 3 (4.23%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 19 (26.76%) SQL
2 16 (22.54%) PowerShell
3 7 (9.86%) C#
4 6 (8.45%) Perl
4 6 (8.45%) VBA
5 3 (4.23%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.82%) Python
7 1 (1.41%) Java
7 1 (1.41%) R
7 1 (1.41%) Scala
7 1 (1.41%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (8.45%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.04%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.41%) AWS Certification
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.41%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.63%) Government Security Classifications
2 2 (2.82%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.82%) GDPR
2 2 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.82%) NIST 800
System Software
1 12 (16.90%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.86%) Docker
3 6 (8.45%) Hyper-V
4 4 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (4.23%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (4.23%) XenApp
6 2 (2.82%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.41%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (9.86%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.82%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.41%) Puppet
3 1 (1.41%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.41%) Terraform
Vendors
1 44 (61.97%) Microsoft
2 10 (14.08%) Citrix
3 7 (9.86%) Oracle
4 4 (5.63%) Google
4 4 (5.63%) VMware
5 2 (2.82%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.41%) Databricks
6 1 (1.41%) MuleSoft
6 1 (1.41%) SAP
6 1 (1.41%) Tableau