Period
to 20 February 2019

The median contractor rate for an Azure Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 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 Architect
UK
6 months to
20 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 404 546 611
Rank change year-on-year +142 +65 +214
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Architect 587 352 244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.35% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.37% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 227 172
UK median daily rate £575 £540 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.48% -1.82% +10.00%
10th Percentile £467 £433 £425
90th Percentile £725 £688 £656
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 £540 £525
% change year-on-year +6.48% +2.86% +10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London 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. 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 93,856 96,346 90,370
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.63% 94.88% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,135 63,971 58,919
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £273 £263 £253
90th Percentile £644 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,947 2,871 3,224
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.89% -5.26%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.91 £10.63
90th Percentile £48.94 £48.57 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 20 February 2019.

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 20 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
England +144 552 £575 +6.48% 88
London +123 291 £575 +4.55% 32
UK excluding London +72 278 £575 +6.48% 58
South East +53 126 £575 +4.55% 19
Midlands -7 59 £550 +1.85% 16
West Midlands +10 49 £575 +4.55% 13
North of England -6 43 £550 +7.32% 13
North West +7 27 £525 -5.62% 4
South West -20 26 £550 +10.00% 7
Yorkshire -13 13 £550 +11.39% 9
East Midlands -26 10 £525 -2.78% 3
Wales +4 9 £675 +50.00% 1
East of England +3 9 - - 2
Scotland -4 8 £500 -20.00% 1
North East -11 3 £700 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £475 -

Azure Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 2019, 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.

1 587 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 238 (40.55%) Microsoft
3 195 (33.22%) PaaS
4 169 (28.79%) Agile Software Development
5 138 (23.51%) IaaS
6 129 (21.98%) DevOps
7 111 (18.91%) SQL
7 111 (18.91%) Migration
8 99 (16.87%) Amazon AWS
9 98 (16.70%) Active Directory
10 93 (15.84%) SaaS
11 88 (14.99%) .NET
12 77 (13.12%) Finance
13 74 (12.61%) C#
13 74 (12.61%) Office 365
14 73 (12.44%) Azure Active Directory
15 71 (12.10%) PowerShell
16 59 (10.05%) Scrum
17 56 (9.54%) Analytics
18 53 (9.03%) SQL Server
18 53 (9.03%) Windows
19 51 (8.69%) Data Lake
20 49 (8.35%) Docker
21 48 (8.18%) Business Intelligence
21 48 (8.18%) Azure Data Factory
22 47 (8.01%) Terraform
22 47 (8.01%) Firewall
23 45 (7.67%) Hybrid Cloud
23 45 (7.67%) Public Cloud
24 44 (7.50%) Security Cleared

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 33 (5.62%) SharePoint
2 12 (2.04%) Apache Spark
3 10 (1.70%) Apache
3 10 (1.70%) WebLogic
4 6 (1.02%) Skype for Business
5 4 (0.68%) Confluence
5 4 (0.68%) Totara
6 3 (0.51%) IIS
6 3 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.34%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.34%) NServiceBus
7 2 (0.34%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.17%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.17%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.51%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 587 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 195 (33.22%) PaaS
3 138 (23.51%) IaaS
4 99 (16.87%) Amazon AWS
5 93 (15.84%) SaaS
6 74 (12.61%) Office 365
7 73 (12.44%) Azure Active Directory
8 48 (8.18%) Azure Data Factory
9 30 (5.11%) Serverless
10 25 (4.26%) Azure Functions
11 20 (3.41%) Dynamics 365
12 19 (3.24%) Google Cloud Platform
13 16 (2.73%) Cloud Computing
14 7 (1.19%) Data Lake Analytics
15 6 (1.02%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
15 6 (1.02%) GitHub
16 5 (0.85%) Boomi
17 4 (0.68%) OpenShift
17 4 (0.68%) Oracle Service Cloud
18 3 (0.51%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 47 (8.01%) Firewall
2 31 (5.28%) VPN
3 19 (3.24%) Network Security
4 15 (2.56%) DNS
5 12 (2.04%) Skype
6 11 (1.87%) Internet
7 10 (1.70%) LAN
7 10 (1.70%) WAN
8 9 (1.53%) SSL
8 9 (1.53%) Wireless
9 7 (1.19%) Remote Desktop
9 7 (1.19%) VLAN
9 7 (1.19%) WLAN
10 6 (1.02%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (1.02%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (0.68%) AMQP
11 4 (0.68%) PABX
11 4 (0.68%) Reverse Proxy
11 4 (0.68%) SAN
12 3 (0.51%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (9.03%) SQL Server
2 51 (8.69%) Data Lake
3 44 (7.50%) Azure SQL Database
4 29 (4.94%) Data Warehouse
4 29 (4.94%) Power BI
5 27 (4.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 25 (4.26%) NoSQL
7 18 (3.07%) Relational Database
8 16 (2.73%) Cosmos DB
9 15 (2.56%) Oracle Database
10 14 (2.39%) Big Data
11 12 (2.04%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 12 (2.04%) RDBMS
11 12 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 11 (1.87%) HDInsight
12 11 (1.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 6 (1.02%) Apache Hive
14 5 (0.85%) MySQL
14 5 (0.85%) Redis
15 4 (0.68%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 33 (5.62%) Jenkins
2 24 (4.09%) Visual Studio
3 19 (3.24%) Git (software)
4 18 (3.07%) Visual Studio Team System
5 16 (2.73%) JIRA
6 10 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (1.19%) SonarQube
8 5 (0.85%) Subversion
9 2 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.34%) CircleCI
9 2 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.34%) ProC
9 2 (0.34%) Selenium
9 2 (0.34%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.17%) GitLab
10 1 (0.17%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.17%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.17%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.17%) Travis CI
10 1 (0.17%) Vagrant
General
1 77 (13.12%) Finance
2 21 (3.58%) Telecoms
3 13 (2.21%) Retail
4 12 (2.04%) Banking
5 11 (1.87%) Legal
6 10 (1.70%) Advertising
6 10 (1.70%) Billing
7 6 (1.02%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.85%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.68%) Marketing
10 3 (0.51%) Electronics
11 2 (0.34%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.34%) Publishing
12 1 (0.17%) Law
12 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (14.99%) .NET
2 44 (7.50%) JSON
3 21 (3.58%) ASP.NET
4 16 (2.73%) ASP.NET Web API
4 16 (2.73%) XML
5 15 (2.56%) Web Services
6 14 (2.39%) RESTful
7 13 (2.21%) Middleware
8 12 (2.04%) Kafka
9 11 (1.87%) AngularJS
9 11 (1.87%) Node.js
9 11 (1.87%) RabbitMQ
9 11 (1.87%) SAML
10 10 (1.70%) ActiveMQ
10 10 (1.70%) SOAP
10 10 (1.70%) WCF
11 6 (1.02%) .NET Core
11 6 (1.02%) CSS
11 6 (1.02%) OpenID
11 6 (1.02%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 45 (7.67%) Hybrid Cloud
1 45 (7.67%) Public Cloud
2 40 (6.81%) Data Centre
3 26 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (4.09%) Cloud Native
5 20 (3.41%) Greenfield Project
6 17 (2.90%) Virtual Team
7 16 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
7 16 (2.73%) Private Cloud
8 15 (2.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 9 (1.53%) Self-Motivation
9 9 (1.53%) User Experience
10 8 (1.36%) Management Information System
10 8 (1.36%) NHS
11 7 (1.19%) Blog
11 7 (1.19%) Mobile App
12 6 (1.02%) Enterprise Cloud
12 6 (1.02%) PKI
13 4 (0.68%) Data Structures
13 4 (0.68%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 53 (9.03%) Windows
2 21 (3.58%) Windows Server
3 17 (2.90%) Linux
4 15 (2.56%) Windows 10
5 11 (1.87%) Solaris
6 10 (1.70%) AIX
7 7 (1.19%) VMS
8 5 (0.85%) CentOS
8 5 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.85%) Ubuntu
8 5 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.68%) Android
9 4 (0.68%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.68%) Unix
9 4 (0.68%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (28.79%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (21.98%) DevOps
3 111 (18.91%) Migration
4 59 (10.05%) Scrum
5 56 (9.54%) Analytics
6 48 (8.18%) Business Intelligence
7 43 (7.33%) Microservices
8 35 (5.96%) TOGAF
9 32 (5.45%) Data Modelling
10 31 (5.28%) Problem-Solving
11 30 (5.11%) Continuous Integration
11 30 (5.11%) Stakeholder Management
12 28 (4.77%) Data Management
13 27 (4.60%) Presales
14 25 (4.26%) Configuration Management
15 24 (4.09%) Disaster Recovery
15 24 (4.09%) ETL
15 24 (4.09%) Network Virtualisation
16 23 (3.92%) Enterprise Architecture
17 18 (3.07%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 111 (18.91%) SQL
2 74 (12.61%) C#
3 71 (12.10%) PowerShell
4 19 (3.24%) Python
5 15 (2.56%) Java
6 13 (2.21%) Ruby
7 11 (1.87%) Go
8 10 (1.70%) JavaScript
8 10 (1.70%) Scala
9 9 (1.53%) R
10 7 (1.19%) C
11 6 (1.02%) Bash Shell
11 6 (1.02%) Perl
11 6 (1.02%) VBA
12 3 (0.51%) U-SQL
13 1 (0.17%) C++
13 1 (0.17%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 1 (0.17%) Groovy
13 1 (0.17%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (7.50%) Security Cleared
2 34 (5.79%) SC Cleared
3 20 (3.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (2.90%) CISSP
5 14 (2.39%) MCSE
6 13 (2.21%) Degree
7 11 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (1.53%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 7 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.85%) CISM
10 5 (0.85%) TOGAF Certification
11 4 (0.68%) CISA
11 4 (0.68%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.51%) AWS Certification
12 3 (0.51%) ISSAP
13 2 (0.34%) CITP
13 2 (0.34%) CTC Cleared
14 1 (0.17%) BC Cleared
14 1 (0.17%) Computer Science Degree
14 1 (0.17%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.39%) QA
2 9 (1.53%) GDPR
3 8 (1.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (1.19%) HIPAA
5 6 (1.02%) FedRAMP
5 6 (1.02%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.85%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.68%) Government Security Classifications
8 3 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.34%) PMO
9 2 (0.34%) SLA
10 1 (0.17%) COBIT
10 1 (0.17%) HL7
10 1 (0.17%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 98 (16.70%) Active Directory
2 49 (8.35%) Docker
3 16 (2.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (2.39%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (1.36%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.51%) vSphere
7 2 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.34%) XenApp
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.17%) Samba
8 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 47 (8.01%) Terraform
2 41 (6.98%) Kubernetes
3 28 (4.77%) Ansible
4 22 (3.75%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (2.56%) Microsoft Intune
6 14 (2.39%) Puppet
7 12 (2.04%) SCCM
8 6 (1.02%) CASB
8 6 (1.02%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.34%) Mesos
9 2 (0.34%) PingFederate
10 1 (0.17%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 1 (0.17%) CSIRT
10 1 (0.17%) Netcool
10 1 (0.17%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.17%) vRealize
Vendors
1 238 (40.55%) Microsoft
2 42 (7.16%) Oracle
3 28 (4.77%) VMware
4 18 (3.07%) Citrix
5 15 (2.56%) Google
6 12 (2.04%) SAP
7 11 (1.87%) IBM
8 10 (1.70%) Cisco
8 10 (1.70%) SaltStack
9 8 (1.36%) Dell
10 7 (1.19%) Tableau
11 6 (1.02%) CheckPoint
11 6 (1.02%) Fujitsu
11 6 (1.02%) Okta
11 6 (1.02%) Red Hat
12 4 (0.68%) Atlassian
13 3 (0.51%) Databricks
13 3 (0.51%) HP
13 3 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (0.51%) Splunk