Period
to 21 February 2019

The median contractor rate for an Azure Engineer was £469 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 21 February 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 West
6 months to
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 182 180 199
Rank change year-on-year -2 +19 +15
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Engineer 48 18 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.75% 0.35% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.36% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 11 2
South West median daily rate £469 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% +6.25% +15.11%
10th Percentile £386 £313 £368
90th Percentile £580 £513 £433
England median daily rate £513 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +32.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £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 West. 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 West
Contract vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 6,070 4,938 5,216
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 95.03% 95.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,882 3,086 3,398
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £258 £213 £212
90th Percentile £600 £550 £545
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 297 242 361
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -9.09% -26.67%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.75 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year - +1.08% -

Azure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Azure Engineer in the South West

Azure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure Engineer in the South West

Azure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure Engineer in the South West over the 6 months to 21 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure Engineer in the South West

Azure Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 21 February 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
Bristol +16 35 £500 +11.11% 1
Wiltshire -42 7 £463 +5.71%
Gloucestershire - 5 £394 -
Somerset -5 1 £525 +45.83%
Azure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 West region featuring Azure Engineer in the job title.

1 48 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (60.42%) Security Cleared
3 27 (56.25%) SC Cleared
4 18 (37.50%) IaaS
4 18 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 16 (33.33%) PaaS
6 14 (29.17%) Windows
7 13 (27.08%) Test Scripting
7 13 (27.08%) Virtual Machines
8 12 (25.00%) Windows Server
8 12 (25.00%) DevOps
9 11 (22.92%) NetScaler
9 11 (22.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 11 (22.92%) Linux
9 11 (22.92%) SQL Server
9 11 (22.92%) Citrix
10 10 (20.83%) Active Directory
11 9 (18.75%) Azure Active Directory
12 8 (16.67%) Docker
12 8 (16.67%) PowerShell
13 7 (14.58%) McAfee
13 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (14.58%) Kubernetes
13 7 (14.58%) Hybrid Cloud
14 6 (12.50%) DNS
14 6 (12.50%) Finance
14 6 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
15 5 (10.42%) JSON
15 5 (10.42%) Public Cloud
15 5 (10.42%) Ansible

Azure Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (2.08%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 48 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (37.50%) IaaS
3 16 (33.33%) PaaS
4 9 (18.75%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (6.25%) Office 365
7 1 (2.08%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.92%) NetScaler
2 6 (12.50%) DNS
3 3 (6.25%) Network Security
3 3 (6.25%) VPN
4 2 (4.17%) Firewall
5 1 (2.08%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.92%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Jenkins
1 2 (4.17%) Vagrant
2 1 (2.08%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (12.50%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Billing
2 3 (6.25%) Electronics
2 3 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.25%) Marketing
2 3 (6.25%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.42%) JSON
2 3 (6.25%) AngularJS
2 3 (6.25%) React
2 3 (6.25%) RESTful
2 3 (6.25%) XML
3 1 (2.08%) .NET
3 1 (2.08%) .NET Core
3 1 (2.08%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Hybrid Cloud
2 5 (10.42%) Public Cloud
3 3 (6.25%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 14 (29.17%) Windows
2 12 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 11 (22.92%) Linux
4 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (6.25%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.08%) Test Scripting
2 12 (25.00%) DevOps
3 11 (22.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 4 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (8.33%) Migration
4 4 (8.33%) Test Automation
5 3 (6.25%) Active Listening
5 3 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (6.25%) Configuration Management
5 3 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (6.25%) Incident Management
5 3 (6.25%) IT Strategy
5 3 (6.25%) Microservices
5 3 (6.25%) Programme Management
5 3 (6.25%) Test Strategy
5 3 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (6.25%) Web Operations
6 2 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (4.17%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (4.17%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 3 (6.25%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.17%) Perl
3 2 (4.17%) Python
4 1 (2.08%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (60.42%) Security Cleared
2 27 (56.25%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 13 (27.08%) Virtual Machines
2 10 (20.83%) Active Directory
3 8 (16.67%) Docker
4 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (14.58%) Kubernetes
2 5 (10.42%) Ansible
3 3 (6.25%) Terraform
4 2 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (4.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 11 (22.92%) Citrix
3 7 (14.58%) McAfee
4 3 (6.25%) Oracle
4 3 (6.25%) SAP
5 2 (4.17%) Google
6 1 (2.08%) F5
6 1 (2.08%) Facebook
6 1 (2.08%) Palo Alto
6 1 (2.08%) VMware