Period
to 19 September 2018

The median contractor rate for an Azure Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 September 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
UK
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 509 666 694
Rank change year-on-year +157 +28 +167
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Architect 410 214 213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.22% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.23% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 136 152
UK median daily rate £575 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +3.96%
10th Percentile £450 £425 £425
90th Percentile £713 £750 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
UK median hourly rate - £65.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £65.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97,681 93,729 101,570
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 94.93% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,134 61,203 66,369
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,170 2,824 3,150
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +5.56%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.52
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year -2.78% -4.00% +7.14%

Azure Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Azure Architect in the UK

Azure Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure Architect in the UK

Azure Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure Architect over the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure Architect in the UK

Azure Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Azure Architect in the UK

Azure Architect
Top 16 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 19 September 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
England +139 378 £575 +4.55% 62
UK excluding London +92 202 £550 +10.00% 33
London +83 181 £600 +0.84% 30
South East +32 68 £588 +16.05% 10
Midlands +22 51 £550 +5.77% 6
West Midlands +9 44 £550 +12.82% 5
North of England +7 40 £525 +7.69% 12
North West +4 33 £525 +2.44% 4
South West +11 18 £563 +32.35% 3
East of England -7 17 £550 -3.34% 1
East Midlands +4 6 £550 +1.85% 1
Yorkshire -12 6 £500 +5.26% 8
Wales - 4 £650 -
Scotland -21 3 £519 -17.00% 1
Channel Islands - 1 - -
North East - 1 - -

Azure Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 featuring Azure Architect in the job title.

1 410 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 182 (44.39%) Microsoft
3 119 (29.02%) Amazon AWS
4 110 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
5 106 (25.85%) PaaS
6 95 (23.17%) IaaS
7 85 (20.73%) Migration
8 77 (18.78%) DevOps
9 71 (17.32%) SaaS
10 66 (16.10%) Finance
11 63 (15.37%) SQL
12 61 (14.88%) .NET
13 57 (13.90%) Analytics
14 56 (13.66%) Windows
15 51 (12.44%) Active Directory
16 48 (11.71%) Business Intelligence
17 44 (10.73%) SQL Server
18 40 (9.76%) Scrum
18 40 (9.76%) Office 365
19 38 (9.27%) C#
19 38 (9.27%) Azure Active Directory
20 37 (9.02%) Azure Data Factory
21 35 (8.54%) PowerShell
22 33 (8.05%) Data Centre
22 33 (8.05%) Data Warehouse
23 32 (7.80%) SOA
24 31 (7.56%) JSON
24 31 (7.56%) Power BI
24 31 (7.56%) Data Lake
25 30 (7.32%) Data Modelling

Azure Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 10 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
2 9 (2.20%) Apache Spark
3 6 (1.46%) OpenStack
3 6 (1.46%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.22%) Skype for Business
5 4 (0.98%) Confluence
5 4 (0.98%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.73%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2000
7 2 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.49%) Sitefinity
7 2 (0.49%) Totara
8 1 (0.24%) Anypoint
8 1 (0.24%) Apache
8 1 (0.24%) Appian
8 1 (0.24%) CMS
8 1 (0.24%) Documentum
8 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.24%) GeoServer
8 1 (0.24%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 410 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 119 (29.02%) Amazon AWS
3 106 (25.85%) PaaS
4 95 (23.17%) IaaS
5 71 (17.32%) SaaS
6 40 (9.76%) Office 365
7 38 (9.27%) Azure Active Directory
8 37 (9.02%) Azure Data Factory
9 22 (5.37%) Google Cloud Platform
10 18 (4.39%) Cloud Computing
11 12 (2.93%) Serverless
12 7 (1.71%) Azure Functions
12 7 (1.71%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
12 7 (1.71%) Data Lake Analytics
13 6 (1.46%) Dynamics 365
14 4 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (0.98%) Azure Machine Learning
15 3 (0.73%) GitHub
15 3 (0.73%) Google Analytics
16 2 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 29 (7.07%) Firewall
2 27 (6.59%) VPN
3 19 (4.63%) Network Security
4 14 (3.41%) Wireless
5 12 (2.93%) DNS
5 12 (2.93%) LAN
5 12 (2.93%) SSL
5 12 (2.93%) WAN
6 9 (2.20%) WLAN
7 8 (1.95%) Intrusion Detection
8 6 (1.46%) Skype
9 5 (1.22%) Remote Desktop
9 5 (1.22%) VLAN
10 4 (0.98%) TCP/IP
11 3 (0.73%) DAB
11 3 (0.73%) IPsec
12 2 (0.49%) DMZ
12 2 (0.49%) Internet
12 2 (0.49%) Multicast
12 2 (0.49%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (10.73%) SQL Server
2 33 (8.05%) Data Warehouse
3 31 (7.56%) Data Lake
3 31 (7.56%) Power BI
4 27 (6.59%) Azure SQL Database
4 27 (6.59%) Big Data
5 18 (4.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 17 (4.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 16 (3.90%) Cosmos DB
7 16 (3.90%) Hadoop
7 16 (3.90%) HDInsight
8 14 (3.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 11 (2.68%) NoSQL
10 9 (2.20%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 7 (1.71%) Relational Database
12 5 (1.22%) MySQL
13 3 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
13 3 (0.73%) Geospatial Data
13 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 3 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 21 (5.12%) Visual Studio Team System
2 17 (4.15%) Visual Studio
3 14 (3.41%) Jenkins
4 12 (2.93%) Git (software)
4 12 (2.93%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (2.20%) JIRA
6 4 (0.98%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.73%) ERwin
8 2 (0.49%) GitLab
9 1 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.24%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.24%) Maven
9 1 (0.24%) Selenium
9 1 (0.24%) Vagrant
General
1 66 (16.10%) Finance
2 16 (3.90%) Banking
3 14 (3.41%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.68%) Retail
5 8 (1.95%) Legal
6 5 (1.22%) Marketing
7 4 (0.98%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.73%) Billing
9 2 (0.49%) Advertising
9 2 (0.49%) Electronics
9 2 (0.49%) Law
9 2 (0.49%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.24%) Games
10 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.24%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (14.88%) .NET
2 31 (7.56%) JSON
3 16 (3.90%) Web Services
4 15 (3.66%) ASP.NET
5 12 (2.93%) OAuth
5 12 (2.93%) OpenID
6 10 (2.44%) Middleware
7 9 (2.20%) ASP.NET Web API
7 9 (2.20%) REST
7 9 (2.20%) SAML
8 8 (1.95%) RESTful
9 6 (1.46%) Kafka
9 6 (1.46%) WCF
10 5 (1.22%) .NET Core
10 5 (1.22%) Node.js
10 5 (1.22%) SOAP
11 4 (0.98%) .NET Framework
11 4 (0.98%) AngularJS
11 4 (0.98%) WF
12 3 (0.73%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (8.05%) Data Centre
2 29 (7.07%) Public Cloud
3 25 (6.10%) Hybrid Cloud
4 21 (5.12%) Enterprise Software
5 20 (4.88%) Cloud Native
6 15 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (3.17%) Greenfield Project
8 10 (2.44%) Management Information System
8 10 (2.44%) Private Cloud
8 10 (2.44%) Replication
9 9 (2.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 9 (2.20%) Mobile App
10 8 (1.95%) User Experience
11 4 (0.98%) N-Tier
11 4 (0.98%) Self-Motivation
12 3 (0.73%) Enterprise Cloud
12 3 (0.73%) Reference Data
12 3 (0.73%) VxBlock/Vblock
13 2 (0.49%) Fat Client
13 2 (0.49%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 56 (13.66%) Windows
2 22 (5.37%) Windows Server
3 18 (4.39%) Linux
4 14 (3.41%) Windows 10
5 4 (0.98%) Android
5 4 (0.98%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.73%) Unix
6 3 (0.73%) VMS
7 2 (0.49%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (0.49%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.49%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.49%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.24%) AIX
8 1 (0.24%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (20.73%) Migration
3 77 (18.78%) DevOps
4 57 (13.90%) Analytics
5 48 (11.71%) Business Intelligence
6 40 (9.76%) Scrum
7 32 (7.80%) SOA
8 30 (7.32%) Data Modelling
9 29 (7.07%) Microservices
10 27 (6.59%) Stakeholder Management
11 24 (5.85%) Disaster Recovery
11 24 (5.85%) Presales
11 24 (5.85%) TOGAF
12 21 (5.12%) SDLC
13 18 (4.39%) Technical Architecture
14 17 (4.15%) Configuration Management
15 16 (3.90%) Continuous Integration
15 16 (3.90%) Data Protection
16 15 (3.66%) Continuous Delivery
16 15 (3.66%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 63 (15.37%) SQL
2 38 (9.27%) C#
3 35 (8.54%) PowerShell
4 17 (4.15%) Java
5 10 (2.44%) Python
6 6 (1.46%) R
7 5 (1.22%) Bash Shell
7 5 (1.22%) Ruby
8 4 (0.98%) C
8 4 (0.98%) Perl
9 3 (0.73%) PHP
9 3 (0.73%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.73%) VBA
10 2 (0.49%) C++
10 2 (0.49%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.49%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.49%) Scala
10 2 (0.49%) U-SQL
11 1 (0.24%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.24%) Go
Qualifications
1 25 (6.10%) Security Cleared
2 20 (4.88%) SC Cleared
3 10 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (2.20%) MCSE
5 7 (1.71%) AWS Certification
5 7 (1.71%) Degree
6 4 (0.98%) CISSP
7 3 (0.73%) MCSA
8 2 (0.49%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 2 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.49%) CISM
8 2 (0.49%) CITP
8 2 (0.49%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.49%) TOGAF Certification
9 1 (0.24%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.24%) MCSD
9 1 (0.24%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.17%) GCP
2 9 (2.20%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.95%) FedRAMP
3 8 (1.95%) HIPAA
3 8 (1.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.98%) GDPR
4 4 (0.98%) QA
5 2 (0.49%) Government Security Classifications
5 2 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.49%) NIST 800
5 2 (0.49%) PMO
5 2 (0.49%) SLA
6 1 (0.24%) HAZOP
6 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 51 (12.44%) Active Directory
2 22 (5.37%) Docker
3 17 (4.15%) Hyper-V
4 13 (3.17%) Virtual Machines
4 13 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.22%) VMware NSX
6 4 (0.98%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (0.98%) XenApp
7 3 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.73%) vSphere
8 1 (0.24%) vCloud
8 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (4.63%) Kubernetes
1 19 (4.63%) SCCM
2 15 (3.66%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (3.66%) Puppet
3 13 (3.17%) Microsoft Intune
4 12 (2.93%) Ansible
5 10 (2.44%) Terraform
6 9 (2.20%) SCOM
7 8 (1.95%) CASB
8 5 (1.22%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.73%) Failover Clustering
9 3 (0.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.73%) WSUS
10 2 (0.49%) CSIRT
10 2 (0.49%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (0.49%) vRealize
11 1 (0.24%) HP Data Protector
11 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 1 (0.24%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.24%) PingFederate
Vendors
1 182 (44.39%) Microsoft
2 27 (6.59%) VMware
3 21 (5.12%) Google
4 17 (4.15%) Oracle
5 16 (3.90%) Citrix
6 13 (3.17%) Cisco
7 10 (2.44%) SAP
8 8 (1.95%) Capita
8 8 (1.95%) McAfee
8 8 (1.95%) Okta
8 8 (1.95%) Rackspace
9 7 (1.71%) IBM
10 6 (1.46%) Qualys
11 5 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (0.73%) Alteryx
12 3 (0.73%) Databricks
12 3 (0.73%) Dell
12 3 (0.73%) Informatica
12 3 (0.73%) Tableau
12 3 (0.73%) Xamarin