Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 294 329 327
Rank change year-on-year +35 -2 +57
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Architect 97 47 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.58% 0.28% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.30% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 23 25
South East median daily rate £588 £580 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.29% +16.00% -
10th Percentile £499 £450 £455
90th Percentile £700 £656 £613
England median daily rate £575 £540 £550
% change year-on-year +6.48% -1.82% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South East median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 - £35.00

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 15,830 15,926 15,300
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.32% 94.42% 93.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,548 9,499 9,076
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%
10th Percentile £255 £240 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £554
England median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 602 625 777
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.89% +6.50%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.29
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.10 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% +0.11%

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 15 December 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 15 December 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 +44 52 £575 +9.52% 2
Berkshire +22 33 £600 +20.00% 2
Surrey -10 21 £588 -2.08% 2
Hampshire -7 15 £588 -9.62%
Oxfordshire +32 14 £550 -10.20%
Buckinghamshire +21 5 £613 -
East Sussex - 4 £625 - 1
West Sussex -11 3 £513 -
Kent +7 1 £500 -13.79%
Azure Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 97 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 51 (52.58%) Microsoft
3 26 (26.80%) SQL
3 26 (26.80%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (21.65%) Active Directory
5 19 (19.59%) DevOps
5 19 (19.59%) IaaS
6 18 (18.56%) Data Lake
6 18 (18.56%) Migration
7 17 (17.53%) Analytics
8 16 (16.49%) SaaS
8 16 (16.49%) PaaS
8 16 (16.49%) Analytical Skills
8 16 (16.49%) .NET
9 15 (15.46%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (15.46%) PowerShell
9 15 (15.46%) Azure Data Factory
10 14 (14.43%) Windows
11 13 (13.40%) SQL Server
11 13 (13.40%) Security Cleared
11 13 (13.40%) Power BI
11 13 (13.40%) Azure Active Directory
12 12 (12.37%) Office 365
13 11 (11.34%) Cloud Native
13 11 (11.34%) TOGAF
13 11 (11.34%) Network Design
13 11 (11.34%) Oracle
14 10 (10.31%) Data Warehouse
14 10 (10.31%) SC Cleared
14 10 (10.31%) Amazon AWS

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 9 (9.28%) SharePoint
2 8 (8.25%) Apache Spark
3 5 (5.15%) Apache
4 4 (4.12%) Totara
5 3 (3.09%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.03%) Apache Solr
6 1 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.03%) IIS
6 1 (1.03%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 97 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (19.59%) IaaS
3 16 (16.49%) PaaS
3 16 (16.49%) SaaS
4 15 (15.46%) Azure Data Factory
5 13 (13.40%) Azure Active Directory
6 12 (12.37%) Office 365
7 10 (10.31%) Amazon AWS
8 8 (8.25%) Dynamics 365
9 7 (7.22%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (5.15%) Data Lake Analytics
10 5 (5.15%) Serverless
11 4 (4.12%) Azure Machine Learning
11 4 (4.12%) GitHub
11 4 (4.12%) Google Analytics
11 4 (4.12%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (3.09%) Azure Functions
12 3 (3.09%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
13 1 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (1.03%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.19%) Remote Desktop
2 3 (3.09%) DAB
2 3 (3.09%) Firewall
3 1 (1.03%) LAN
3 1 (1.03%) Network Security
3 1 (1.03%) Skype
3 1 (1.03%) SSH
3 1 (1.03%) SSL
3 1 (1.03%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (18.56%) Data Lake
2 13 (13.40%) Power BI
2 13 (13.40%) SQL Server
3 10 (10.31%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (9.28%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 9 (9.28%) Cosmos DB
5 8 (8.25%) Azure SQL Database
6 7 (7.22%) Big Data
6 7 (7.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (6.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (5.15%) Hadoop
9 4 (4.12%) Geospatial Data
9 4 (4.12%) HDInsight
9 4 (4.12%) Qlik Sense
9 4 (4.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (3.09%) Relational Database
11 2 (2.06%) NoSQL
11 2 (2.06%) Spatial Data
12 1 (1.03%) Oracle BI EE
12 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (7.22%) Visual Studio Team System
2 5 (5.15%) JIRA
3 4 (4.12%) Jenkins
3 4 (4.12%) SonarQube
3 4 (4.12%) Subversion
3 4 (4.12%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (9.28%) Finance
2 4 (4.12%) Retail
2 4 (4.12%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.09%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (16.49%) .NET
2 7 (7.22%) JSON
3 4 (4.12%) Kafka
3 4 (4.12%) Middleware
4 3 (3.09%) AngularJS
4 3 (3.09%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (3.09%) RESTful
4 3 (3.09%) SOAP
4 3 (3.09%) WCF
4 3 (3.09%) XML
5 2 (2.06%) COM
6 1 (1.03%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.03%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.03%) CSS
6 1 (1.03%) HTML
6 1 (1.03%) jQuery
6 1 (1.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.49%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (11.34%) Cloud Native
3 8 (8.25%) Public Cloud
4 4 (4.12%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (4.12%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (4.12%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (3.09%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.06%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.03%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (1.03%) LPAR
7 1 (1.03%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.03%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 14 (14.43%) Windows
2 6 (6.19%) Windows 10
2 6 (6.19%) Windows Server
3 4 (4.12%) Windows 8
3 4 (4.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.03%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (26.80%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (19.59%) DevOps
3 18 (18.56%) Migration
4 17 (17.53%) Analytics
5 15 (15.46%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (11.34%) Network Design
6 11 (11.34%) TOGAF
7 7 (7.22%) CRM
7 7 (7.22%) ETL
7 7 (7.22%) Scrum
8 6 (6.19%) Data Modelling
8 6 (6.19%) Open Source
8 6 (6.19%) Translating Business Requirements
8 6 (6.19%) UML
8 6 (6.19%) Zachman Framework
9 5 (5.15%) Data Architecture
9 5 (5.15%) Machine Learning
9 5 (5.15%) Security Architecture
10 4 (4.12%) Release Management
10 4 (4.12%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 26 (26.80%) SQL
2 15 (15.46%) PowerShell
3 6 (6.19%) C#
3 6 (6.19%) Perl
3 6 (6.19%) VBA
4 3 (3.09%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.03%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.03%) Python
5 1 (1.03%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (13.40%) Security Cleared
2 10 (10.31%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.06%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.06%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.03%) AWS Certification
5 1 (1.03%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.12%) Government Security Classifications
2 3 (3.09%) GDPR
3 2 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.06%) NIST 800
4 1 (1.03%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.03%) HIPAA
System Software
1 21 (21.65%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.19%) Docker
3 3 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.06%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.06%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.03%) Samba
5 1 (1.03%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.03%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (6.19%) Kubernetes
2 4 (4.12%) Ansible
3 2 (2.06%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.06%) Puppet
4 1 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.03%) Terraform
Vendors
1 51 (52.58%) Microsoft
2 11 (11.34%) Oracle
3 9 (9.28%) Citrix
4 4 (4.12%) Google
4 4 (4.12%) Red Hat
5 3 (3.09%) VMware
6 2 (2.06%) Databricks
6 2 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.06%) Tableau
7 1 (1.03%) Dell
7 1 (1.03%) EMC
7 1 (1.03%) HP
7 1 (1.03%) MuleSoft