Period
to 13 November 2019

The median contractor rate for an Azure Engineer was £490 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 13 November 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
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 178 294 285
Rank change year-on-year +116 -9 +66
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Engineer 179 89 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.31% 0.53% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 0.57% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 62 51
South East median daily rate £490 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.89% - -3.23%
10th Percentile £405 £371 £325
90th Percentile £625 £575 £560
England median daily rate £525 £500 £484
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.31% +4.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
South East median hourly rate £80.00 - £18.00
England median hourly rate £63.75 - £31.50

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 12,840 15,704 15,844
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.77% 94.39% 94.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,593 9,483 9,388
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £213 £255 £238
90th Percentile £600 £585 £575
England median daily rate £473 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 641 608 648
South East median hourly rate £21.98 £20.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.22% +13.89% -5.26%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £60.00 £51.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £19.50 £18.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year +5.41% -1.04% +3.86%

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 13 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure Engineer in the South East

Azure Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 13 November 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 13 November 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 +55 82 £525 +16.67% 8
Berkshire +30 65 £538 +0.23% 6
Surrey +58 43 £475 +8.88% 7
Hampshire +44 36 £475 -5.00% 5
Oxfordshire +22 9 £450 +14.65% 2
Buckinghamshire +19 8 £525 -8.70%
East Sussex - 8 £600 - 1
West Sussex +23 5 £380 -22.05% 3
Kent +11 4 £485 +7.78% 2
Azure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 13 November 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.

1 179 (100.00%) Azure
2 116 (64.80%) DevOps
3 92 (51.40%) PowerShell
4 83 (46.37%) Microsoft
5 80 (44.69%) Windows
6 66 (36.87%) SQL
7 53 (29.61%) Active Directory
7 53 (29.61%) PaaS
8 49 (27.37%) IaaS
9 45 (25.14%) Azure Active Directory
10 43 (24.02%) Visual Studio Team System
11 42 (23.46%) Analytics
12 38 (21.23%) Agile Software Development
13 36 (20.11%) Azure SQL Database
14 35 (19.55%) Infrastructure as Code
15 30 (16.76%) DNS
16 29 (16.20%) Windows 10
17 28 (15.64%) Linux
18 27 (15.08%) Kubernetes
19 26 (14.53%) C#
19 26 (14.53%) Office 365
20 25 (13.97%) Microsoft Intune
20 25 (13.97%) SaaS
20 25 (13.97%) AWS
20 25 (13.97%) .NET
20 25 (13.97%) Disaster Recovery
21 24 (13.41%) Python
21 24 (13.41%) Internet
21 24 (13.41%) Enterprise Software
21 24 (13.41%) Docker

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 6 (3.35%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.79%) Skype for Business
3 3 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (1.68%) IIS
3 3 (1.68%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.68%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.56%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.56%) Confluence
4 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (5.59%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 179 (100.00%) Azure
2 53 (29.61%) PaaS
3 49 (27.37%) IaaS
4 45 (25.14%) Azure Active Directory
5 26 (14.53%) Office 365
6 25 (13.97%) AWS
6 25 (13.97%) SaaS
7 18 (10.06%) Power Platform
8 12 (6.70%) Serverless
9 11 (6.15%) Azure Data Factory
10 9 (5.03%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 9 (5.03%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (5.03%) GitHub
11 8 (4.47%) Azure Stack
12 7 (3.91%) GCP
13 6 (3.35%) Azure Functions
14 4 (2.23%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (2.23%) Mimecast
15 3 (1.68%) OneDrive
16 2 (1.12%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 30 (16.76%) DNS
2 24 (13.41%) Internet
3 23 (12.85%) VPN
4 22 (12.29%) TCP/IP
5 21 (11.73%) Firewall
6 17 (9.50%) SAN
7 16 (8.94%) Reverse Proxy
8 15 (8.38%) NAS
9 6 (3.35%) Skype
10 4 (2.23%) DHCP
10 4 (2.23%) IPsec
11 3 (1.68%) HTTP
11 3 (1.68%) Network Security
12 2 (1.12%) VLAN
12 2 (1.12%) Wireshark
13 1 (0.56%) Fibre Channel
13 1 (0.56%) iSCSI
13 1 (0.56%) LAN
13 1 (0.56%) OSPF
13 1 (0.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (20.11%) Azure SQL Database
2 18 (10.06%) Power BI
2 18 (10.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (9.50%) Data Lake
4 16 (8.94%) HDInsight
5 12 (6.70%) SQL Server
6 9 (5.03%) Redis
7 6 (3.35%) Oracle Database
8 5 (2.79%) Big Data
8 5 (2.79%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (2.23%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 4 (2.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (2.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (1.68%) Cosmos DB
10 3 (1.68%) MongoDB
11 2 (1.12%) Biml
11 2 (1.12%) MySQL
11 2 (1.12%) SSDT
12 1 (0.56%) Parquet
12 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 43 (24.02%) Visual Studio Team System
2 20 (11.17%) Visual Studio
3 17 (9.50%) Git (software)
4 15 (8.38%) Jenkins
5 13 (7.26%) TeamCity
6 12 (6.70%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (2.79%) CruiseControl
7 5 (2.79%) Subversion
8 4 (2.23%) Pylint
9 3 (1.68%) CA Gen
10 2 (1.12%) CircleCI
10 2 (1.12%) MSBuild
10 2 (1.12%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (1.12%) tSQLt
11 1 (0.56%) Artifactory
11 1 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.56%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.56%) GitLab
11 1 (0.56%) JIRA
11 1 (0.56%) Ranorex
General
1 17 (9.50%) Finance
2 5 (2.79%) Publishing
3 4 (2.23%) Public Sector
4 3 (1.68%) Legal
5 2 (1.12%) Billing
5 2 (1.12%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.56%) Advertising
6 1 (0.56%) Banking
6 1 (0.56%) French Language
6 1 (0.56%) German Language
6 1 (0.56%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.56%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (13.97%) .NET
2 17 (9.50%) Web Services
3 15 (8.38%) JSON
4 7 (3.91%) .NET Framework
4 7 (3.91%) REST
5 5 (2.79%) .NET Core
6 4 (2.23%) PySpark
6 4 (2.23%) pytest
7 3 (1.68%) AngularJS
7 3 (1.68%) J2EE
7 3 (1.68%) MDX
7 3 (1.68%) Node.js
8 2 (1.12%) OAuth
9 1 (0.56%) KnockoutJS
9 1 (0.56%) NumPy
9 1 (0.56%) OAuth2
9 1 (0.56%) Pandas
9 1 (0.56%) React
9 1 (0.56%) XML
9 1 (0.56%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (13.41%) Enterprise Software
2 18 (10.06%) Replication
3 9 (5.03%) Clustering
3 9 (5.03%) Public Cloud
4 7 (3.91%) Linux Command Line
5 6 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.35%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (2.79%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (2.23%) Data Centre
7 4 (2.23%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.12%) Blog
8 2 (1.12%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.56%) CESG
9 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.56%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.56%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.56%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 80 (44.69%) Windows
2 29 (16.20%) Windows 10
3 28 (15.64%) Linux
4 19 (10.61%) Windows Server
5 8 (4.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (2.79%) VMS
7 3 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.12%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.56%) Unix
9 1 (0.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (64.80%) DevOps
2 42 (23.46%) Analytics
3 38 (21.23%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (19.55%) Infrastructure as Code
5 25 (13.97%) Disaster Recovery
6 23 (12.85%) Test Automation
7 22 (12.29%) Business Intelligence
8 19 (10.61%) Scrum
9 18 (10.06%) Migration
9 18 (10.06%) Runbook
10 17 (9.50%) Configuration Management
11 16 (8.94%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (8.94%) Non-Functional Testing
11 16 (8.94%) SOA
12 15 (8.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 14 (7.82%) Network Virtualisation
13 14 (7.82%) Security Testing
14 12 (6.70%) Data Science
14 12 (6.70%) Microservices
15 11 (6.15%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 92 (51.40%) PowerShell
2 66 (36.87%) SQL
3 26 (14.53%) C#
4 24 (13.41%) Python
5 13 (7.26%) Java
6 7 (3.91%) Bash Shell
7 4 (2.23%) Go
7 4 (2.23%) Ruby
8 3 (1.68%) Perl
8 3 (1.68%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.68%) Scala
8 3 (1.68%) VBScript
9 2 (1.12%) C
9 2 (1.12%) C++
9 2 (1.12%) R
9 2 (1.12%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.12%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.56%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.56%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.56%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (10.61%) Security Cleared
2 18 (10.06%) SC Cleared
3 12 (6.70%) Degree
4 3 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.56%) MCSA
5 1 (0.56%) MCSD
5 1 (0.56%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (2.23%) NCSC
2 3 (1.68%) GDPR
3 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 53 (29.61%) Active Directory
2 24 (13.41%) Docker
3 21 (11.73%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (6.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (3.91%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.68%) LXC
7 2 (1.12%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.56%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (0.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 27 (15.08%) Kubernetes
2 25 (13.97%) Microsoft Intune
3 23 (12.85%) Puppet
4 21 (11.73%) Terraform
5 18 (10.06%) Ansible
6 9 (5.03%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (4.47%) SCCM
8 7 (3.91%) Packer
9 6 (3.35%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (1.12%) Salt
11 1 (0.56%) Docker Swarm
11 1 (0.56%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 83 (46.37%) Microsoft
2 20 (11.17%) Databricks
3 16 (8.94%) VMware
4 7 (3.91%) Cisco
4 7 (3.91%) Oracle
4 7 (3.91%) Proofpoint
4 7 (3.91%) Zscaler
5 3 (1.68%) BEA
5 3 (1.68%) Dell
5 3 (1.68%) EMC
5 3 (1.68%) NetApp
5 3 (1.68%) Pega
5 3 (1.68%) webMethods
6 2 (1.12%) Barracuda Networks
6 2 (1.12%) Citrix
6 2 (1.12%) Google
7 1 (0.56%) Meraki
7 1 (0.56%) SaltStack
7 1 (0.56%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.56%) Splunk