Period
to 5 April 2020

The median contractor rate for an Azure Engineer was £485 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

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
England > South East
6 months to
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 198 180 297
Rank change year-on-year -18 +117 +42
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Engineer 85 216 87
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.88% 1.37% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 1.45% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 169 55
Median daily rate £485 £525 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.62% +20.00% -7.89%
10th Percentile £389 £387 £350
90th Percentile £575 £600 £575
England median daily rate £500 £525 £495
% change year-on-year -4.76% +6.06% -1.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £49.25 - £18.00
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 9,076 14,868 15,882
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.87% 94.47% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,318 8,994 9,312
Median daily rate £434 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.67% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £200 £250 £256
90th Percentile £600 £600 £575
England median daily rate £473 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -0.53% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 567 617 614
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +10.79% +3.57%
10th Percentile £12.40 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £49.50 £50.85 £50.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +6.95% - -

Azure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Azure Engineer in the South East

Azure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Azure Engineer in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Azure Engineer in the South East

Azure Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Azure Engineer in the South East

Azure Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Azure Engineer in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Azure Engineer in the South East

Azure Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Azure Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Azure Engineer in the South East

Azure Engineer
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 Engineer within the South East region over the 6 months to 5 April 2020. 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 -5 56 £500 -4.76% 16
Berkshire -1 51 £500 -4.76% 10
Surrey +44 13 £450 -6.79% 5
Hampshire +35 13 £475 -5.00%
Oxfordshire +12 5 £425 +4.94% 2
Kent +4 3 £450 -5.26% 2
Azure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 April 2020, 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 South East region featuring Azure Engineer in the job title.

1 85 (100.00%) Azure
2 52 (61.18%) DevOps
3 41 (48.24%) PowerShell
4 40 (47.06%) Microsoft
5 35 (41.18%) Windows
6 33 (38.82%) SQL
7 29 (34.12%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (34.12%) Analytics
8 20 (23.53%) Visual Studio
8 20 (23.53%) Infrastructure as Code
9 19 (22.35%) Data Lake
9 19 (22.35%) IaaS
9 19 (22.35%) PaaS
10 18 (21.18%) Data Management
11 17 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (18.82%) Business Intelligence
12 16 (18.82%) Active Directory
12 16 (18.82%) Power BI
12 16 (18.82%) Power Platform
13 15 (17.65%) HDInsight
13 15 (17.65%) C#
13 15 (17.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 14 (16.47%) Security Testing
14 14 (16.47%) .NET
14 14 (16.47%) Test Automation
15 13 (15.29%) Continuous Delivery
15 13 (15.29%) Virtual Machines
16 12 (14.12%) Terraform
16 12 (14.12%) Azure Active Directory
16 12 (14.12%) Visual Studio Team System

Azure Engineer 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 1 (1.18%) Apache Spark
1 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (1.18%) IIS
1 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.18%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 85 (100.00%) Azure
2 19 (22.35%) IaaS
2 19 (22.35%) PaaS
3 16 (18.82%) Power Platform
4 12 (14.12%) Azure Active Directory
5 11 (12.94%) Office 365
6 9 (10.59%) SaaS
7 3 (3.53%) AWS
7 3 (3.53%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (3.53%) GitHub
7 3 (3.53%) Serverless
8 2 (2.35%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (1.18%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 1 (1.18%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (1.18%) GCP
9 1 (1.18%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.76%) TCP/IP
2 8 (9.41%) DNS
2 8 (9.41%) Firewall
3 6 (7.06%) SAN
3 6 (7.06%) VPN
4 5 (5.88%) Internet
4 5 (5.88%) NAS
4 5 (5.88%) Reverse Proxy
5 3 (3.53%) DHCP
5 3 (3.53%) HTTP
5 3 (3.53%) WAN
6 2 (2.35%) Skype
6 2 (2.35%) SMTP
6 2 (2.35%) SNMP
7 1 (1.18%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (22.35%) Data Lake
2 16 (18.82%) Power BI
3 15 (17.65%) HDInsight
3 15 (17.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (8.24%) Azure SQL Database
4 7 (8.24%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.35%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.35%) Redis
6 1 (1.18%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.18%) Big Data
6 1 (1.18%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.18%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.18%) MySQL
6 1 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 20 (23.53%) Visual Studio
2 12 (14.12%) Visual Studio Team System
3 6 (7.06%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.53%) Jenkins
4 3 (3.53%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.35%) CircleCI
5 2 (2.35%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.18%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.18%) CruiseControl
6 1 (1.18%) Selenium
6 1 (1.18%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.18%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.18%) Subversion
6 1 (1.18%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (3.53%) Finance
2 2 (2.35%) Public Sector
2 2 (2.35%) Publishing
3 1 (1.18%) French Language
3 1 (1.18%) German Language
3 1 (1.18%) Italian Language
3 1 (1.18%) Marketing
3 1 (1.18%) Russian Language
3 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (16.47%) .NET
2 7 (8.24%) Web Services
3 3 (3.53%) .NET Framework
3 3 (3.53%) Node.js
4 2 (2.35%) LDAP
4 2 (2.35%) RESTful
5 1 (1.18%) .NET Core
5 1 (1.18%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.18%) COM
5 1 (1.18%) JSON
5 1 (1.18%) React
5 1 (1.18%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.41%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (5.88%) Public Cloud
2 5 (5.88%) Replication
2 5 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.71%) Virtual Team
4 3 (3.53%) Clustering
5 2 (2.35%) Blog
5 2 (2.35%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.18%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.18%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.18%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 35 (41.18%) Windows
2 11 (12.94%) Linux
3 8 (9.41%) Windows Server
4 4 (4.71%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2019
6 1 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (61.18%) DevOps
2 29 (34.12%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (34.12%) Analytics
3 20 (23.53%) Infrastructure as Code
4 18 (21.18%) Data Management
5 17 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (18.82%) Business Intelligence
7 14 (16.47%) Security Testing
7 14 (16.47%) Test Automation
8 13 (15.29%) Continuous Delivery
9 9 (10.59%) Data-Driven Testing
10 8 (9.41%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (9.41%) Migration
11 7 (8.24%) Microservices
11 7 (8.24%) Project Delivery
11 7 (8.24%) Scrum
12 6 (7.06%) Non-Functional Testing
12 6 (7.06%) Problem-Solving
13 5 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 5 (5.88%) Runbook
Programming Languages
1 41 (48.24%) PowerShell
2 33 (38.82%) SQL
3 15 (17.65%) C#
4 11 (12.94%) Python
5 4 (4.71%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.35%) Java
6 2 (2.35%) Scala
6 2 (2.35%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.18%) C
7 1 (1.18%) C++
7 1 (1.18%) Go
7 1 (1.18%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.18%) Julia
7 1 (1.18%) Perl
7 1 (1.18%) R
7 1 (1.18%) XAML
Qualifications
1 9 (10.59%) Security Cleared
2 8 (9.41%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.88%) Degree
4 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.35%) MCSA
5 2 (2.35%) MCSE
6 1 (1.18%) CCNA
6 1 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.18%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.18%) QA
1 1 (1.18%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (18.82%) Active Directory
2 13 (15.29%) Virtual Machines
3 10 (11.76%) Docker
4 4 (4.71%) Hyper-V
5 3 (3.53%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (14.12%) Terraform
2 11 (12.94%) Kubernetes
3 5 (5.88%) Ansible
3 5 (5.88%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (2.35%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.18%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.18%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (1.18%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.18%) Puppet
5 1 (1.18%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 40 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.24%) Informatica
3 4 (4.71%) Databricks
3 4 (4.71%) VMware
4 2 (2.35%) Barracuda Networks
5 1 (1.18%) ArcSight
5 1 (1.18%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.18%) Cisco
5 1 (1.18%) Citrix
5 1 (1.18%) CrowdStrike
5 1 (1.18%) CyberArk
5 1 (1.18%) Embarcadero
5 1 (1.18%) HP
5 1 (1.18%) Remedy
5 1 (1.18%) SaltStack
5 1 (1.18%) Splunk
5 1 (1.18%) Symantec
5 1 (1.18%) Trend Micro
5 1 (1.18%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.18%) Yealink