Period
to 17 July 2018

The median contractor rate for an Azure Architect was £563 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 516 644 743
Rank change year-on-year +128 +99 +92
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Architect 406 203 158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.21% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.23% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 135 98
UK median daily rate £563 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +4.76% +1.45%
10th Percentile £425 £425 £426
90th Percentile £705 £725 £715
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £495 £500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -1.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 5
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £65.00 £80.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.15% -18.75% +128.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £65.00 -
% change year-on-year -46.15% - -

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 98,318 90,176 104,707
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.93% 95.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,376 58,426 68,095
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £619 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,167 2,928 3,156
UK median hourly rate £18.09 £18.70 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.29% -4.10% +11.43%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.47
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.77 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.52% -6.47% +11.76%

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 17 July 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure Architect over the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Azure Architect in the UK

Azure Architect
Top 15 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 17 July 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 +130 382 £563 +2.27% 46
UK excluding London +87 201 £550 +11.11% 18
London +24 187 £600 +0.84% 29
South East +16 71 £575 +12.20% 5
Midlands +32 56 £550 +12.24% 5
West Midlands +10 42 £550 +12.24% 5
North of England -1 34 £550 +12.82% 5
North West +2 23 £563 +12.50% 3
South West +15 21 £544 +27.94% 1
East Midlands +11 13 £498 -2.93%
East of England +17 12 £475 -2.06%
Yorkshire -15 10 £500 +2.56% 1
Wales - 5 £619 -
Scotland -43 3 £550 - 2
North East -8 1 - - 1

Azure Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 July 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.

1 406 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 189 (46.55%) Microsoft
3 122 (30.05%) Amazon AWS
4 107 (26.35%) PaaS
5 97 (23.89%) IaaS
6 90 (22.17%) Agile Software Development
7 88 (21.67%) Migration
8 68 (16.75%) SQL
9 64 (15.76%) DevOps
10 56 (13.79%) Windows
11 54 (13.30%) Analytics
12 52 (12.81%) Office 365
13 49 (12.07%) Finance
14 47 (11.58%) SQL Server
14 47 (11.58%) .NET
14 47 (11.58%) SaaS
15 43 (10.59%) PowerShell
15 43 (10.59%) Business Intelligence
16 42 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
17 41 (10.10%) Big Data
18 38 (9.36%) Active Directory
18 38 (9.36%) Azure Data Factory
19 37 (9.11%) Enterprise Architecture
20 35 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
20 35 (8.62%) Data Lake
21 34 (8.37%) IT Strategy
21 34 (8.37%) TOGAF
21 34 (8.37%) Security Cleared
22 33 (8.13%) Azure SQL Database
23 32 (7.88%) 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 11 (2.71%) BizTalk Server
2 10 (2.46%) Apache Spark
2 10 (2.46%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.48%) MS Exchange
4 4 (0.99%) Apache Pig
4 4 (0.99%) Cloud Foundry
4 4 (0.99%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.74%) Apache
6 2 (0.49%) Confluence
6 2 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2000
6 2 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.49%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.49%) SAS
6 2 (0.49%) Sitefinity
7 1 (0.25%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.25%) Mule
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (1.48%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.49%) SPSS
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.74%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 406 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 122 (30.05%) Amazon AWS
3 107 (26.35%) PaaS
4 97 (23.89%) IaaS
5 52 (12.81%) Office 365
6 47 (11.58%) SaaS
7 38 (9.36%) Azure Data Factory
8 29 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
9 16 (3.94%) Google Cloud Platform
10 11 (2.71%) Cloud Computing
10 11 (2.71%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
11 8 (1.97%) Data Lake Analytics
12 5 (1.23%) Dynamics 365
12 5 (1.23%) IBM Cloud
12 5 (1.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 4 (0.99%) Serverless
14 2 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
14 2 (0.49%) Azure Machine Learning
14 2 (0.49%) GitHub
15 1 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 28 (6.90%) Firewall
2 18 (4.43%) VPN
3 14 (3.45%) Network Security
4 13 (3.20%) DNS
5 11 (2.71%) WAN
6 10 (2.46%) LAN
7 9 (2.22%) SSL
8 7 (1.72%) VLAN
8 7 (1.72%) Wireless
8 7 (1.72%) WLAN
9 6 (1.48%) HTTP
10 5 (1.23%) Internet
10 5 (1.23%) Skype
10 5 (1.23%) TCP/IP
11 3 (0.74%) Remote Desktop
12 2 (0.49%) AMQP
12 2 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (0.49%) SAN
12 2 (0.49%) SMTP
13 1 (0.25%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (11.58%) SQL Server
2 42 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
3 41 (10.10%) Big Data
4 35 (8.62%) Data Lake
5 33 (8.13%) Azure SQL Database
6 30 (7.39%) Power BI
7 23 (5.67%) HDInsight
8 22 (5.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 21 (5.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 18 (4.43%) Hadoop
11 16 (3.94%) NoSQL
12 14 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 11 (2.71%) Cosmos DB
14 6 (1.48%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 6 (1.48%) MongoDB
14 6 (1.48%) MySQL
15 5 (1.23%) Relational Database
16 3 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
16 3 (0.74%) Oracle Database
16 3 (0.74%) Redis
Development Applications
1 14 (3.45%) Git (software)
2 13 (3.20%) Visual Studio Team System
3 11 (2.71%) Visual Studio
4 10 (2.46%) Jenkins
5 6 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.74%) Artifactory
6 3 (0.74%) ERwin
6 3 (0.74%) Subversion
7 2 (0.49%) Fiddler
7 2 (0.49%) GitLab
7 2 (0.49%) JIRA
7 2 (0.49%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.25%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.25%) Gradle
8 1 (0.25%) Hudson
8 1 (0.25%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.25%) RhodeCode
8 1 (0.25%) Selenium
8 1 (0.25%) TeamCity
General
1 49 (12.07%) Finance
2 12 (2.96%) Banking
3 9 (2.22%) Retail
4 5 (1.23%) Law
4 5 (1.23%) Telecoms
5 4 (0.99%) Manufacturing
5 4 (0.99%) Marketing
6 3 (0.74%) Billing
6 3 (0.74%) Legal
6 3 (0.74%) Local Government
7 2 (0.49%) Digital Economy
8 1 (0.25%) Advertising
8 1 (0.25%) Electronics
8 1 (0.25%) Games
8 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (11.58%) .NET
2 31 (7.64%) JSON
3 25 (6.16%) REST
4 24 (5.91%) Web Services
5 11 (2.71%) Kafka
6 9 (2.22%) Middleware
6 9 (2.22%) RESTful
7 7 (1.72%) ASP.NET
8 6 (1.48%) AngularJS
8 6 (1.48%) Node.js
8 6 (1.48%) WCF
9 5 (1.23%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (1.23%) HTML
9 5 (1.23%) OAuth
9 5 (1.23%) OpenID
9 5 (1.23%) SOAP
9 5 (1.23%) WF
10 4 (0.99%) CSS
10 4 (0.99%) HTML5
10 4 (0.99%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.14%) Hybrid Cloud
2 27 (6.65%) Data Centre
3 24 (5.91%) Public Cloud
4 21 (5.17%) Enterprise Software
5 18 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (3.69%) Private Cloud
7 10 (2.46%) Cloud Native
8 9 (2.22%) Mobile App
9 8 (1.97%) Greenfield Project
9 8 (1.97%) Replication
10 7 (1.72%) User Experience
11 6 (1.48%) Enterprise Cloud
12 5 (1.23%) N-Tier
13 4 (0.99%) FMCG
13 4 (0.99%) PKI
14 3 (0.74%) Computer Science
14 3 (0.74%) Robotics
14 3 (0.74%) Social Media
14 3 (0.74%) VxBlock/Vblock
15 2 (0.49%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 56 (13.79%) Windows
2 22 (5.42%) Linux
3 19 (4.68%) Windows Server
4 11 (2.71%) Windows 10
5 7 (1.72%) Android
6 4 (0.99%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.99%) VMS
7 3 (0.74%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.49%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.49%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.25%) AIX
9 1 (0.25%) Solaris
9 1 (0.25%) Unix
9 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (22.17%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (21.67%) Migration
3 64 (15.76%) DevOps
4 54 (13.30%) Analytics
5 43 (10.59%) Business Intelligence
6 37 (9.11%) Enterprise Architecture
7 35 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
8 34 (8.37%) IT Strategy
8 34 (8.37%) TOGAF
9 32 (7.88%) Data Modelling
10 29 (7.14%) Microservices
10 29 (7.14%) SOA
11 24 (5.91%) Disaster Recovery
12 22 (5.42%) Change Management
12 22 (5.42%) High Availability
12 22 (5.42%) Scrum
12 22 (5.42%) Security Architecture
13 21 (5.17%) Configuration Management
13 21 (5.17%) Continuous Integration
14 20 (4.93%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 68 (16.75%) SQL
2 43 (10.59%) PowerShell
3 30 (7.39%) Java
4 24 (5.91%) C#
5 12 (2.96%) Python
6 9 (2.22%) JavaScript
7 6 (1.48%) R
7 6 (1.48%) TypeScript
8 5 (1.23%) PHP
8 5 (1.23%) U-SQL
9 4 (0.99%) C++
9 4 (0.99%) Ruby
10 3 (0.74%) C
10 3 (0.74%) Perl
10 3 (0.74%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.74%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.49%) Java 8
11 2 (0.49%) Scala
11 2 (0.49%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (8.37%) Security Cleared
2 26 (6.40%) SC Cleared
3 14 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (3.20%) CISSP
5 12 (2.96%) MCSE
5 12 (2.96%) TOGAF Certification
6 11 (2.71%) CISM
7 9 (2.22%) CISA
7 9 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (1.72%) Degree
9 6 (1.48%) CCIE
9 6 (1.48%) CCNP
9 6 (1.48%) CTC Cleared
10 4 (0.99%) AWS Certification
11 2 (0.49%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 2 (0.49%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.49%) MCSA
11 2 (0.49%) MCSD
12 1 (0.25%) CCNA
12 1 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.46%) GCP
2 8 (1.97%) GDPR
3 6 (1.48%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.48%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (1.23%) HIPAA
4 5 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.74%) SLA
6 2 (0.49%) HAZOP
6 2 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.49%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.25%) PMO
7 1 (0.25%) QA
System Software
1 38 (9.36%) Active Directory
2 20 (4.93%) Hyper-V
3 15 (3.69%) Docker
4 14 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (2.96%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (2.22%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (1.23%) VMware NSX
7 5 (1.23%) XenApp
8 3 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.49%) vSphere
10 1 (0.25%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.25%) vCloud
10 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (4.19%) Puppet
2 16 (3.94%) SCCM
3 14 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (2.96%) Kubernetes
5 9 (2.22%) Ansible
6 8 (1.97%) SCOM
7 7 (1.72%) Failover Clustering
8 6 (1.48%) Terraform
9 5 (1.23%) SCVMM
10 4 (0.99%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (0.99%) vRealize
11 3 (0.74%) WSUS
12 1 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
12 1 (0.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 1 (0.25%) FortiGate
12 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 1 (0.25%) NetBackup
12 1 (0.25%) SCOrch
12 1 (0.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 1 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 189 (46.55%) Microsoft
2 29 (7.14%) VMware
3 20 (4.93%) Oracle
4 14 (3.45%) Google
5 11 (2.71%) Cisco
6 10 (2.46%) Capita
6 10 (2.46%) SAP
7 9 (2.22%) Citrix
8 7 (1.72%) Xamarin
9 5 (1.23%) IBM
9 5 (1.23%) Rackspace
9 5 (1.23%) Red Hat
10 4 (0.99%) Dell
10 4 (0.99%) McAfee
10 4 (0.99%) SolarWinds
11 3 (0.74%) Mercator
11 3 (0.74%) MuleSoft
11 3 (0.74%) Qualys
11 3 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.74%) Teradata