Period
to 14 August 2018

The median contractor rate for an Azure Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 322 336 361
Rank change year-on-year +14 +25 +38
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Architect 69 31 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.41% 0.19% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.20% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 15 30
South East median daily rate £600 £513 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.07% -4.65% -14.00%
10th Percentile £483 £446 £438
90th Percentile £683 £656 £1,000
England median daily rate £575 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £65.00 £80.00
% change year-on-year -46.15% -18.75% +128.57%

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 15,827 15,130 17,412
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.78% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,361 8,705 10,545
South East median daily rate £425 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
10th Percentile £256 £248 £238
90th Percentile £580 £556 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 676 673 750
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £19.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -9.15% +13.21%
10th Percentile £10.90 £10.50 £10.36
90th Percentile £50.75 £47.50 £48.05
England median hourly rate £18.51 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +0.07% -2.63% +6.35%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 +1 30 £598 +13.81% 6
Berkshire -6 20 £598 +13.81% 2
Hampshire +4 18 £580 +22.11% 1
West Sussex +8 9 £563 -
Surrey -29 7 £650 +1.56% 2
Oxfordshire - 7 £550 - 4
Buckinghamshire +13 3 £613 -
Kent - 3 - -
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Azure Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 69 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (57.97%) Microsoft
3 24 (34.78%) SQL
4 19 (27.54%) Analytics
4 19 (27.54%) Business Intelligence
4 19 (27.54%) Migration
5 18 (26.09%) SQL Server
5 18 (26.09%) Windows
6 17 (24.64%) Data Lake
6 17 (24.64%) Azure Data Factory
7 16 (23.19%) Power BI
8 14 (20.29%) PowerShell
8 14 (20.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 13 (18.84%) DevOps
10 12 (17.39%) JSON
10 12 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (17.39%) Data Warehouse
10 12 (17.39%) Data Modelling
11 11 (15.94%) .NET
11 11 (15.94%) Big Data
11 11 (15.94%) Azure SQL Database
12 10 (14.49%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (14.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 9 (13.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 9 (13.04%) Oracle
13 9 (13.04%) Hyper-V
13 9 (13.04%) Hadoop
13 9 (13.04%) PaaS
14 8 (11.59%) Amazon AWS
14 8 (11.59%) IaaS

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 5 (7.25%) Apache Spark
2 3 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.45%) Apache
3 1 (1.45%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.45%) Confluence
3 1 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2000
3 1 (1.45%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.45%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.45%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.45%) Totara
Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 69 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (24.64%) Azure Data Factory
3 9 (13.04%) PaaS
4 8 (11.59%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (11.59%) IaaS
5 6 (8.70%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (8.70%) Office 365
6 5 (7.25%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
7 4 (5.80%) SaaS
8 3 (4.35%) Azure Machine Learning
8 3 (4.35%) Data Lake Analytics
9 1 (1.45%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (1.45%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.80%) Firewall
2 2 (2.90%) DAB
2 2 (2.90%) Network Security
2 2 (2.90%) SSL
3 1 (1.45%) AMQP
3 1 (1.45%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.45%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (1.45%) HTTP
3 1 (1.45%) Internet
3 1 (1.45%) IP Telephony
3 1 (1.45%) IPsec
3 1 (1.45%) LAN
3 1 (1.45%) SAN
3 1 (1.45%) Skype
3 1 (1.45%) SMTP
3 1 (1.45%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.45%) VLAN
3 1 (1.45%) VPN
3 1 (1.45%) WAN
3 1 (1.45%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 17 (24.64%) Data Lake
3 16 (23.19%) Power BI
4 14 (20.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 12 (17.39%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (15.94%) Azure SQL Database
6 11 (15.94%) Big Data
7 10 (14.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (13.04%) Hadoop
8 9 (13.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (10.14%) HDInsight
10 6 (8.70%) Cosmos DB
11 4 (5.80%) NoSQL
11 4 (5.80%) Relational Database
12 3 (4.35%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 3 (4.35%) Geospatial Data
13 2 (2.90%) Looker
13 2 (2.90%) Oracle BI EE
13 2 (2.90%) QlikView
13 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (10.14%) Visual Studio Team System
2 5 (7.25%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.90%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.90%) JIRA
4 1 (1.45%) Artifactory
4 1 (1.45%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.45%) ERwin
4 1 (1.45%) Fiddler
4 1 (1.45%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.45%) Gradle
4 1 (1.45%) ReSharper
4 1 (1.45%) RhodeCode
4 1 (1.45%) Selenium
4 1 (1.45%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (5.80%) Finance
2 3 (4.35%) Local Government
2 3 (4.35%) Retail
3 1 (1.45%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (17.39%) JSON
2 11 (15.94%) .NET
3 7 (10.14%) REST
4 6 (8.70%) Middleware
5 5 (7.25%) WCF
6 4 (5.80%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (5.80%) Kafka
7 3 (4.35%) .NET Framework
7 3 (4.35%) AngularJS
7 3 (4.35%) ASP.NET
7 3 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 3 (4.35%) RESTful
8 2 (2.90%) CSS
8 2 (2.90%) CSS3
8 2 (2.90%) HTML
8 2 (2.90%) HTML5
8 2 (2.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (1.45%) Node.js
9 1 (1.45%) React
9 1 (1.45%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.49%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.25%) Cloud Native
2 5 (7.25%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.80%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (4.35%) Private Cloud
4 3 (4.35%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.90%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.45%) Clustering
6 1 (1.45%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 18 (26.09%) Windows
2 7 (10.14%) Windows Server
3 6 (8.70%) Windows 10
4 2 (2.90%) Linux
5 1 (1.45%) AIX
5 1 (1.45%) Android
5 1 (1.45%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.45%) Solaris
5 1 (1.45%) Unix
5 1 (1.45%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (1.45%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.45%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (27.54%) Analytics
1 19 (27.54%) Business Intelligence
1 19 (27.54%) Migration
2 13 (18.84%) DevOps
3 12 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (17.39%) Data Modelling
4 8 (11.59%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (10.14%) Presales
6 6 (8.70%) Data Analytics
6 6 (8.70%) Data Migration
6 6 (8.70%) ETL
6 6 (8.70%) Network Design
7 5 (7.25%) Data Architecture
7 5 (7.25%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (7.25%) ERP
7 5 (7.25%) High Availability
7 5 (7.25%) Security Architecture
8 4 (5.80%) Master Data Management
8 4 (5.80%) Performance Optimisation
8 4 (5.80%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 24 (34.78%) SQL
2 14 (20.29%) PowerShell
3 7 (10.14%) C#
4 4 (5.80%) Shell Script
5 3 (4.35%) Java
5 3 (4.35%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.35%) TypeScript
6 2 (2.90%) Python
6 2 (2.90%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.45%) R
7 1 (1.45%) Scala
7 1 (1.45%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (10.14%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.80%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.90%) MCSE
5 1 (1.45%) AWS Certification
5 1 (1.45%) MCSA
5 1 (1.45%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.90%) GDPR
2 2 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.90%) NIST 800
3 1 (1.45%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 9 (13.04%) Hyper-V
2 8 (11.59%) Active Directory
3 5 (7.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (4.35%) XenApp
5 2 (2.90%) Docker
6 1 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (5.80%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (4.35%) Puppet
3 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (2.90%) SCCM
3 2 (2.90%) Terraform
4 1 (1.45%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.45%) SCOM
4 1 (1.45%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 40 (57.97%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.04%) Oracle
3 6 (8.70%) VMware
4 3 (4.35%) Citrix
4 3 (4.35%) SAP
5 2 (2.90%) CyberArk
5 2 (2.90%) Tableau
6 1 (1.45%) Capita
6 1 (1.45%) Cisco
6 1 (1.45%) Databricks
6 1 (1.45%) Guidewire
6 1 (1.45%) HP
6 1 (1.45%) SonicWALL
6 1 (1.45%) WatchGuard
6 1 (1.45%) Xamarin