Period
to 14 November 2018

The median contractor rate for an Azure Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 481 627 664
Rank change year-on-year +146 +37 +176
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Architect 475 263 229
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.26% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.27% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 175 172
UK median daily rate £575 £540 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.48% +2.86% +3.96%
10th Percentile £450 £432 £425
90th Percentile £725 £688 £668
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 98,884 97,779 100,179
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.91% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 65,251 64,406 65,253
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £262 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,108 2,926 3,323
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.96 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.92 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.77 £17.50
% change year-on-year -1.52% +1.54% -

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 14 November 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 17 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 14 November 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 +149 431 £575 +9.47% 67
London +100 231 £600 +11.58% 38
UK excluding London +59 214 £550 +4.76% 31
South East +32 74 £581 +9.41% 18
Midlands -2 51 £575 +6.48% 5
North of England +5 43 £525 +7.69% 3
West Midlands +1 43 £575 +17.95% 3
North West +12 29 £525 - 1
South West -13 21 £545 +9.00%
East of England +11 11 £550 +22.22% 3
Yorkshire -23 11 £500 +5.26% 2
Scotland -8 7 £509 -18.60% 2
East Midlands -10 7 £550 +1.85% 2
Wales - 6 £700 -
North East - 3 £700 -
Channel Islands - 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £475 -

Azure Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 November 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.

1 475 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 200 (42.11%) Microsoft
3 140 (29.47%) PaaS
4 126 (26.53%) Agile Software Development
5 112 (23.58%) Amazon AWS
6 111 (23.37%) IaaS
7 101 (21.26%) SaaS
8 92 (19.37%) DevOps
9 90 (18.95%) Finance
10 84 (17.68%) Migration
11 82 (17.26%) .NET
12 70 (14.74%) Active Directory
13 62 (13.05%) SQL
14 61 (12.84%) C#
15 57 (12.00%) Windows
15 57 (12.00%) PowerShell
16 55 (11.58%) Office 365
17 52 (10.95%) Scrum
18 50 (10.53%) Analytics
19 49 (10.32%) Azure Active Directory
20 47 (9.89%) SQL Server
21 41 (8.63%) Business Intelligence
22 40 (8.42%) Azure Data Factory
23 35 (7.37%) Data Lake
23 35 (7.37%) Microservices
24 34 (7.16%) Public Cloud
25 32 (6.74%) Docker
26 31 (6.53%) Hybrid Cloud
26 31 (6.53%) Firewall
26 31 (6.53%) Data Centre

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 19 (4.00%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.89%) Apache Spark
3 7 (1.47%) Confluence
4 6 (1.26%) OpenStack
5 4 (0.84%) Skype for Business
5 4 (0.84%) Totara
6 2 (0.42%) Apache
6 2 (0.42%) IIS
6 2 (0.42%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.42%) NServiceBus
6 2 (0.42%) Sitefinity
7 1 (0.21%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.21%) CMS
7 1 (0.21%) Documentum
7 1 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.21%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (0.42%) InfoPath
1 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 475 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 140 (29.47%) PaaS
3 112 (23.58%) Amazon AWS
4 111 (23.37%) IaaS
5 101 (21.26%) SaaS
6 55 (11.58%) Office 365
7 49 (10.32%) Azure Active Directory
8 40 (8.42%) Azure Data Factory
9 22 (4.63%) Google Cloud Platform
10 21 (4.42%) Cloud Computing
10 21 (4.42%) Serverless
11 16 (3.37%) Azure Functions
12 9 (1.89%) Dynamics 365
13 8 (1.68%) Data Lake Analytics
13 8 (1.68%) GitHub
14 4 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (0.84%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
14 4 (0.84%) Google Analytics
15 3 (0.63%) Azure Machine Learning
16 2 (0.42%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (6.53%) Firewall
2 25 (5.26%) VPN
3 18 (3.79%) Network Security
4 15 (3.16%) WAN
5 14 (2.95%) LAN
5 14 (2.95%) SSL
6 13 (2.74%) DNS
7 12 (2.53%) Wireless
8 10 (2.11%) WLAN
9 9 (1.89%) Intrusion Detection
9 9 (1.89%) Skype
10 8 (1.68%) Remote Desktop
11 5 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (0.84%) PABX
13 3 (0.63%) DAB
13 3 (0.63%) DMZ
13 3 (0.63%) Internet
13 3 (0.63%) IPsec
13 3 (0.63%) TCP/IP
14 2 (0.42%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (9.89%) SQL Server
2 35 (7.37%) Data Lake
3 29 (6.11%) Azure SQL Database
4 28 (5.89%) Data Warehouse
5 25 (5.26%) Power BI
6 16 (3.37%) Big Data
6 16 (3.37%) Cosmos DB
7 13 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (2.32%) HDInsight
9 9 (1.89%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 9 (1.89%) Hadoop
9 9 (1.89%) NoSQL
10 8 (1.68%) Relational Database
11 7 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (1.26%) MySQL
13 5 (1.05%) Blockchain
14 4 (0.84%) Qlik Sense
15 3 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
15 3 (0.63%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 25 (5.26%) Visual Studio Team System
2 23 (4.84%) Jenkins
2 23 (4.84%) Visual Studio
3 18 (3.79%) JIRA
4 17 (3.58%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (3.37%) Git (software)
6 5 (1.05%) SonarQube
6 5 (1.05%) Subversion
6 5 (1.05%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.42%) ERwin
7 2 (0.42%) GitLab
8 1 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.21%) CircleCI
8 1 (0.21%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.21%) Maven
8 1 (0.21%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.21%) Selenium
8 1 (0.21%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.21%) Vagrant
General
1 90 (18.95%) Finance
2 24 (5.05%) Telecoms
3 23 (4.84%) Banking
4 15 (3.16%) Retail
5 10 (2.11%) Legal
6 6 (1.26%) Billing
7 5 (1.05%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.63%) Advertising
8 3 (0.63%) Publishing
8 3 (0.63%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.42%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.42%) Law
9 2 (0.42%) Marketing
10 1 (0.21%) Electronics
10 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (17.26%) .NET
2 24 (5.05%) JSON
3 23 (4.84%) ASP.NET
4 18 (3.79%) Web Services
5 15 (3.16%) ASP.NET Web API
6 13 (2.74%) OAuth
6 13 (2.74%) OpenID
6 13 (2.74%) SAML
7 10 (2.11%) Middleware
8 8 (1.68%) .NET Core
9 7 (1.47%) Kafka
10 5 (1.05%) Node.js
10 5 (1.05%) RESTful
11 4 (0.84%) .NET Framework
11 4 (0.84%) AngularJS
11 4 (0.84%) SOAP
11 4 (0.84%) WCF
12 3 (0.63%) REST
12 3 (0.63%) SAP Basis
12 3 (0.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.16%) Public Cloud
2 31 (6.53%) Data Centre
2 31 (6.53%) Hybrid Cloud
3 26 (5.47%) Cloud Native
4 20 (4.21%) Enterprise Software
5 17 (3.58%) Greenfield Project
6 14 (2.95%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (2.53%) Private Cloud
7 12 (2.53%) User Experience
8 11 (2.32%) Management Information System
9 10 (2.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 8 (1.68%) Replication
11 6 (1.26%) Mobile App
11 6 (1.26%) PKI
11 6 (1.26%) Self-Motivation
12 4 (0.84%) Blog
12 4 (0.84%) Enterprise Cloud
12 4 (0.84%) NHS
13 3 (0.63%) N-Tier
13 3 (0.63%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 57 (12.00%) Windows
2 23 (4.84%) Linux
3 22 (4.63%) Windows Server
4 13 (2.74%) Windows 10
5 5 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.84%) Unix
6 4 (0.84%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.42%) Android
7 2 (0.42%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.42%) VMS
8 1 (0.21%) AIX
8 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (26.53%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (19.37%) DevOps
3 84 (17.68%) Migration
4 52 (10.95%) Scrum
5 50 (10.53%) Analytics
6 41 (8.63%) Business Intelligence
7 35 (7.37%) Microservices
8 28 (5.89%) Data Modelling
9 27 (5.68%) TOGAF
10 26 (5.47%) Disaster Recovery
10 26 (5.47%) SOA
11 24 (5.05%) Configuration Management
12 22 (4.63%) Technical Architecture
13 21 (4.42%) Identity Access Management
13 21 (4.42%) Presales
14 20 (4.21%) Stakeholder Management
15 18 (3.79%) Portfolio Management
16 17 (3.58%) Continuous Integration
16 17 (3.58%) Data Protection
17 16 (3.37%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 62 (13.05%) SQL
2 61 (12.84%) C#
3 57 (12.00%) PowerShell
4 13 (2.74%) Python
5 8 (1.68%) Bash Shell
5 8 (1.68%) C
5 8 (1.68%) Java
6 6 (1.26%) Perl
6 6 (1.26%) VBA
7 5 (1.05%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.05%) R
7 5 (1.05%) Ruby
8 4 (0.84%) Shell Script
8 4 (0.84%) U-SQL
9 2 (0.42%) Go
9 2 (0.42%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.42%) Scala
10 1 (0.21%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.21%) Groovy
10 1 (0.21%) PHP
Qualifications
1 30 (6.32%) Security Cleared
2 22 (4.63%) SC Cleared
3 9 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (1.47%) AWS Certification
4 7 (1.47%) Degree
4 7 (1.47%) MCSE
5 4 (0.84%) CISSP
6 3 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.63%) MCSA
7 2 (0.42%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 2 (0.42%) CISM
7 2 (0.42%) CITP
7 2 (0.42%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.42%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.21%) CCIE
8 1 (0.21%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.21%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.11%) HIPAA
2 9 (1.89%) FedRAMP
2 9 (1.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (1.26%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.26%) QA
4 5 (1.05%) GDPR
5 4 (0.84%) Government Security Classifications
5 4 (0.84%) PMO
6 3 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.63%) SLA
7 2 (0.42%) NIST 800
7 2 (0.42%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.21%) HAZOP
System Software
1 70 (14.74%) Active Directory
2 32 (6.74%) Docker
3 14 (2.95%) Virtual Machines
4 13 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (2.32%) Hyper-V
6 6 (1.26%) XenApp
7 5 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.63%) vSphere
10 2 (0.42%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.42%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.21%) Samba
11 1 (0.21%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 29 (6.11%) Kubernetes
2 22 (4.63%) Ansible
3 20 (4.21%) Puppet
4 19 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (3.79%) Terraform
6 15 (3.16%) SCCM
7 14 (2.95%) Microsoft Intune
8 9 (1.89%) CASB
9 5 (1.05%) FortiGate
9 5 (1.05%) SCOM
10 3 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.63%) WSUS
11 2 (0.42%) CSIRT
11 2 (0.42%) Mesos
11 2 (0.42%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 2 (0.42%) SCVMM
11 2 (0.42%) vRealize
12 1 (0.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 1 (0.21%) PingFederate
Vendors
1 200 (42.11%) Microsoft
2 24 (5.05%) Citrix
3 22 (4.63%) VMware
4 21 (4.42%) Google
5 18 (3.79%) Oracle
6 13 (2.74%) Cisco
7 11 (2.32%) SAP
8 9 (1.89%) Okta
9 8 (1.68%) McAfee
10 7 (1.47%) IBM
11 6 (1.26%) Qualys
11 6 (1.26%) Red Hat
12 5 (1.05%) Atlassian
12 5 (1.05%) CheckPoint
12 5 (1.05%) Rackspace
12 5 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (0.84%) Dell
14 3 (0.63%) Alteryx
14 3 (0.63%) Informatica
14 3 (0.63%) Splunk