Period
to 19 September 2019

The median contractor rate for an Azure Engineer was £480 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 19 September 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
England > South East
6 months to
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 161 302 306
Rank change year-on-year +141 +4 +39
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Engineer 209 82 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.44% 0.49% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.53% 0.52% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 55 47
South East median daily rate £480 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £385 £363 £325
90th Percentile £613 £575 £546
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
South East median hourly rate £80.00 - -
England median hourly rate £63.75 - -

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 13,622 15,721 15,560
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.14% 94.77% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,117 9,414 9,155
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £250 £261 £241
90th Percentile £600 £575 £556
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 590 688 635
South East median hourly rate £22.93 £19.19 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.47% +6.63% -10.00%
10th Percentile £11.84 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £60.92 £51.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year +8.11% -1.07% -1.58%

Azure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Azure Engineer in the job title as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure Engineer in the South East

Azure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 19 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure Engineer in the South East

Azure Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 19 September 2019.

Contractor 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 19 September 2019. 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 +62 95 £523 +17.75% 12
Berkshire +29 75 £538 +19.44% 11
Surrey +64 47 £480 +6.67% 7
Hampshire +34 36 £475 - 7
Kent +14 15 £375 -16.67%
Buckinghamshire +26 10 £525 -14.29%
Oxfordshire +18 10 £450 +14.65% 1
East Sussex +11 10 £600 +77.78% 1
West Sussex +22 6 £400 -23.81%
Azure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 South East region featuring Azure Engineer in the job title.

1 209 (100.00%) Azure
2 129 (61.72%) DevOps
3 101 (48.33%) Microsoft
4 99 (47.37%) PowerShell
5 87 (41.63%) Windows
6 67 (32.06%) PaaS
7 66 (31.58%) IaaS
8 63 (30.14%) SQL
9 60 (28.71%) Active Directory
10 56 (26.79%) Visual Studio Team System
11 49 (23.44%) Azure Active Directory
12 46 (22.01%) Agile Software Development
13 42 (20.10%) Analytics
14 39 (18.66%) Azure SQL Database
15 33 (15.79%) Infrastructure as Code
16 32 (15.31%) DNS
17 31 (14.83%) AWS
18 29 (13.88%) Docker
18 29 (13.88%) Virtual Machines
19 28 (13.40%) C#
20 27 (12.92%) Visual Studio
20 27 (12.92%) Business Intelligence
20 27 (12.92%) Test Automation
20 27 (12.92%) Terraform
21 26 (12.44%) Windows 10
21 26 (12.44%) Linux
21 26 (12.44%) Python
22 25 (11.96%) Puppet
22 25 (11.96%) Kubernetes
23 24 (11.48%) Office 365

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 8 (3.83%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.39%) Skype for Business
3 4 (1.91%) IIS
4 3 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (1.44%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.44%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.96%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.96%) Confluence
5 2 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.48%) Apache
6 1 (0.48%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.48%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (3.83%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 209 (100.00%) Azure
2 67 (32.06%) PaaS
3 66 (31.58%) IaaS
4 49 (23.44%) Azure Active Directory
5 31 (14.83%) AWS
6 24 (11.48%) Office 365
6 24 (11.48%) SaaS
7 21 (10.05%) Power Platform
8 15 (7.18%) Azure Data Factory
9 12 (5.74%) GCP
10 11 (5.26%) Serverless
11 9 (4.31%) AWS CloudFormation
11 9 (4.31%) Azure Stack
11 9 (4.31%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (3.83%) Azure Functions
13 7 (3.35%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 5 (2.39%) NuGet
15 4 (1.91%) OneDrive
15 4 (1.91%) OpenShift
16 3 (1.44%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 32 (15.31%) DNS
2 18 (8.61%) VPN
3 16 (7.66%) Internet
4 15 (7.18%) Firewall
5 14 (6.70%) TCP/IP
6 9 (4.31%) SAN
7 8 (3.83%) DHCP
7 8 (3.83%) Reverse Proxy
8 7 (3.35%) NAS
9 6 (2.87%) IPsec
9 6 (2.87%) Skype
10 3 (1.44%) HTTP
10 3 (1.44%) Network Security
11 2 (0.96%) VLAN
11 2 (0.96%) Wireshark
12 1 (0.48%) Fibre Channel
12 1 (0.48%) iSCSI
12 1 (0.48%) LAN
12 1 (0.48%) OSPF
12 1 (0.48%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (18.66%) Azure SQL Database
2 24 (11.48%) Data Lake
3 21 (10.05%) Power BI
4 19 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (8.61%) HDInsight
6 16 (7.66%) SQL Server
7 9 (4.31%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (3.35%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 7 (3.35%) Big Data
8 7 (3.35%) Redis
9 6 (2.87%) Cosmos DB
9 6 (2.87%) Oracle Database
10 4 (1.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (1.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (1.44%) SQL Server 2017
12 2 (0.96%) Biml
12 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.96%) SSDT
13 1 (0.48%) Hadoop
13 1 (0.48%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 56 (26.79%) Visual Studio Team System
2 27 (12.92%) Visual Studio
3 17 (8.13%) Git (software)
4 15 (7.18%) Jenkins
5 11 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (4.78%) TeamCity
7 7 (3.35%) Cucumber
7 7 (3.35%) GitLab
7 7 (3.35%) JUnit
7 7 (3.35%) Selenium
8 6 (2.87%) JIRA
9 5 (2.39%) JMeter
10 4 (1.91%) Pylint
10 4 (1.91%) SonarQube
11 3 (1.44%) CA Gen
11 3 (1.44%) Octopus Deploy
12 2 (0.96%) Maven
12 2 (0.96%) MSBuild
12 2 (0.96%) tSQLt
13 1 (0.48%) Subversion
General
1 16 (7.66%) Finance
2 7 (3.35%) Public Sector
3 5 (2.39%) Billing
4 4 (1.91%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.44%) Legal
5 3 (1.44%) Publishing
6 1 (0.48%) Advertising
6 1 (0.48%) Banking
6 1 (0.48%) Electronics
6 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.48%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (10.53%) .NET
1 22 (10.53%) JSON
2 11 (5.26%) Web Services
3 9 (4.31%) .NET Framework
4 7 (3.35%) Node.js
4 7 (3.35%) REST
5 4 (1.91%) PySpark
5 4 (1.91%) pytest
6 3 (1.44%) AngularJS
6 3 (1.44%) hapi
6 3 (1.44%) J2EE
6 3 (1.44%) MDX
6 3 (1.44%) SOAP
6 3 (1.44%) XML
7 2 (0.96%) .NET Core
7 2 (0.96%) RESTful
7 2 (0.96%) WCF
7 2 (0.96%) YAML
8 1 (0.48%) Kafka
8 1 (0.48%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
2 17 (8.13%) Public Cloud
3 11 (5.26%) Replication
4 10 (4.78%) Clustering
5 8 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.83%) Linux Command Line
6 7 (3.35%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (2.87%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.44%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.96%) Cloud Native
9 2 (0.96%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.96%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.48%) Blog
10 1 (0.48%) CESG
10 1 (0.48%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.48%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.48%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.48%) PKI
10 1 (0.48%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 87 (41.63%) Windows
2 26 (12.44%) Linux
2 26 (12.44%) Windows 10
3 22 (10.53%) Windows Server
4 11 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (2.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.39%) VMS
7 4 (1.91%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.91%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.48%) CentOS
9 1 (0.48%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.48%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (61.72%) DevOps
2 46 (22.01%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (20.10%) Analytics
4 33 (15.79%) Infrastructure as Code
5 27 (12.92%) Business Intelligence
5 27 (12.92%) Test Automation
6 23 (11.00%) Migration
7 22 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 21 (10.05%) Continuous Integration
8 21 (10.05%) Scrum
9 18 (8.61%) Configuration Management
10 16 (7.66%) Network Virtualisation
11 15 (7.18%) Continuous Delivery
11 15 (7.18%) Data Science
11 15 (7.18%) Disaster Recovery
11 15 (7.18%) Security Testing
12 13 (6.22%) Runbook
13 11 (5.26%) SOA
14 10 (4.78%) Infrastructure Automation
14 10 (4.78%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 99 (47.37%) PowerShell
2 63 (30.14%) SQL
3 28 (13.40%) C#
4 26 (12.44%) Python
5 18 (8.61%) Java
6 10 (4.78%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.44%) Go
7 3 (1.44%) Perl
7 3 (1.44%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.44%) Ruby
7 3 (1.44%) VBScript
8 2 (0.96%) C
8 2 (0.96%) C++
8 2 (0.96%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.96%) Scala
8 2 (0.96%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.48%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.48%) F#
9 1 (0.48%) Groovy
9 1 (0.48%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (6.22%) Security Cleared
2 12 (5.74%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.87%) Degree
3 6 (2.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.91%) MCSE
5 3 (1.44%) MCSA
6 1 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.48%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.48%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.48%) MCITP
6 1 (0.48%) MCSD
6 1 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.91%) GDPR
1 4 (1.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (1.91%) NCSC
2 1 (0.48%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.48%) QA
System Software
1 60 (28.71%) Active Directory
2 29 (13.88%) Docker
2 29 (13.88%) Virtual Machines
3 15 (7.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (4.31%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.91%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (1.44%) LXC
6 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.48%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (0.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.48%) vCloud
7 1 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.48%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 27 (12.92%) Terraform
2 25 (11.96%) Kubernetes
2 25 (11.96%) Puppet
3 21 (10.05%) Ansible
4 18 (8.61%) Microsoft Intune
5 12 (5.74%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (4.31%) SCCM
7 7 (3.35%) Packer
8 4 (1.91%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.48%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.48%) SCOM
Vendors
1 101 (48.33%) Microsoft
2 21 (10.05%) Databricks
3 20 (9.57%) VMware
4 8 (3.83%) Cisco
5 7 (3.35%) Oracle
5 7 (3.35%) Proofpoint
5 7 (3.35%) Zscaler
6 6 (2.87%) Citrix
7 4 (1.91%) Barracuda Networks
7 4 (1.91%) Google
7 4 (1.91%) NetApp
7 4 (1.91%) Qualys
8 3 (1.44%) BEA
8 3 (1.44%) CheckPoint
8 3 (1.44%) Dell
8 3 (1.44%) EMC
8 3 (1.44%) Pega
8 3 (1.44%) Splunk
8 3 (1.44%) webMethods
9 2 (0.96%) ArcSight