Period
to 19 February 2020

The median contractor rate for an Azure Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 February 2020.

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
UK
6 months to
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 241 280 490
Rank change year-on-year +39 +210 +142
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Engineer 751 938 441
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.09% 0.95% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 1.00% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 557 681 351
UK median daily rate £500 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +1.01%
10th Percentile £389 £375 £338
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £494 £500 £425
% change year-on-year -1.25% +17.65% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 2
UK median hourly rate £38.50 - £31.50
10th Percentile £28.30 - £20.65
90th Percentile £82.50 - £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £59.25 - £31.50

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 64,720 93,939 95,579
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.88% 94.67% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 41,835 62,202 63,453
UK median daily rate £450 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £238 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £644 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,583 2,936 2,843
UK median hourly rate £19.25 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - +3.89%
10th Percentile £11.52 £11.00 £10.91
90th Percentile £51.75 £48.99 £48.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - -

Azure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Azure Engineer in the UK

Azure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure Engineer in the UK

Azure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure Engineer over the 6 months to 19 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure Engineer in the UK

Azure Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Azure Engineer in the UK

Azure Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure Engineer over the 6 months to 19 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Azure Engineer in the UK

Azure Engineer
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 Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 19 February 2020. 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 +51 717 £500 -2.91% 188
UK excluding London +69 388 £494 -1.25% 115
London +45 356 £550 +2.33% 79
South East +50 131 £500 - 36
North of England +70 90 £475 -5.00% 32
South West +40 68 £500 +6.67% 8
North West +53 64 £500 - 13
Midlands +42 61 £500 +5.26% 21
West Midlands +42 52 £500 +5.26% 14
Yorkshire +57 19 £450 +5.88% 13
Scotland +26 18 £481 +28.33% 1
Wales +34 12 £469 -25.00% 6
East of England +29 10 £425 -17.07% 13
East Midlands +28 9 £475 +7.95% 7
North East +13 7 £398 -17.62% 6

Azure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 February 2020, 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 featuring Azure Engineer in the job title.

1 751 (100.00%) Azure
2 458 (60.99%) DevOps
3 266 (35.42%) PowerShell
4 240 (31.96%) Microsoft
5 201 (26.76%) SQL
6 199 (26.50%) Windows
7 187 (24.90%) Terraform
8 172 (22.90%) Agile Software Development
9 171 (22.77%) Kubernetes
10 148 (19.71%) PaaS
11 147 (19.57%) Python
12 146 (19.44%) Docker
13 125 (16.64%) Active Directory
14 124 (16.51%) IaaS
15 122 (16.25%) Migration
16 119 (15.85%) Analytics
17 111 (14.78%) Infrastructure as Code
18 104 (13.85%) Visual Studio Team System
19 102 (13.58%) C#
20 101 (13.45%) Ansible
21 96 (12.78%) Data Lake
21 96 (12.78%) Azure Active Directory
22 94 (12.52%) Azure Data Factory
22 94 (12.52%) .NET
22 94 (12.52%) SQL Server
23 90 (11.98%) Office 365
24 89 (11.85%) Azure SQL Database
25 87 (11.58%) Linux
26 81 (10.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
27 79 (10.52%) Jenkins

Azure Engineer 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 (2.53%) Apache Spark
2 10 (1.33%) IIS
3 9 (1.20%) SharePoint
4 7 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (0.80%) MS Exchange
5 6 (0.80%) Skype for Business
6 4 (0.53%) Confluence
6 4 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.27%) nginx
8 1 (0.13%) Apache
8 1 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.13%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.13%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (1.33%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.27%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.13%) FINCAD Analytics
3 1 (0.13%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 751 (100.00%) Azure
2 148 (19.71%) PaaS
3 124 (16.51%) IaaS
4 96 (12.78%) Azure Active Directory
5 94 (12.52%) Azure Data Factory
6 90 (11.98%) Office 365
7 79 (10.52%) AWS
8 60 (7.99%) Power Platform
9 40 (5.33%) SaaS
10 34 (4.53%) Azure Machine Learning
11 33 (4.39%) Serverless
12 29 (3.86%) GitHub
13 28 (3.73%) GCP
14 24 (3.20%) Azure Functions
15 23 (3.06%) Azure Stack
15 23 (3.06%) OpenShift
16 18 (2.40%) Cloud Computing
17 16 (2.13%) Azure ExpressRoute
18 8 (1.07%) Amazon EKS
19 7 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 53 (7.06%) Firewall
2 51 (6.79%) DNS
3 50 (6.66%) VPN
4 25 (3.33%) TCP/IP
5 17 (2.26%) Reverse Proxy
6 16 (2.13%) DHCP
6 16 (2.13%) Internet
7 12 (1.60%) SAN
8 11 (1.46%) NAS
9 10 (1.33%) WAN
10 9 (1.20%) Network Security
11 7 (0.93%) Kerberos
12 6 (0.80%) HTTP
12 6 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (0.67%) IPsec
14 4 (0.53%) LAN
15 3 (0.40%) Skype
15 3 (0.40%) VLAN
16 2 (0.27%) MPLS
16 2 (0.27%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (12.78%) Data Lake
2 94 (12.52%) SQL Server
3 89 (11.85%) Azure SQL Database
4 62 (8.26%) Data Warehouse
5 60 (7.99%) Power BI
6 56 (7.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 33 (4.39%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 31 (4.13%) Big Data
9 28 (3.73%) HDInsight
10 27 (3.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 24 (3.20%) Relational Database
12 23 (3.06%) NoSQL
13 18 (2.40%) Hadoop
14 15 (2.00%) Cosmos DB
15 13 (1.73%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 12 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 10 (1.33%) RDBMS
17 10 (1.33%) Snowflake Schema
18 9 (1.20%) Redis
19 7 (0.93%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 104 (13.85%) Visual Studio Team System
2 79 (10.52%) Jenkins
3 64 (8.52%) Git (software)
4 55 (7.32%) Visual Studio
5 32 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 27 (3.60%) TeamCity
7 26 (3.46%) Octopus Deploy
8 25 (3.33%) JIRA
9 15 (2.00%) Subversion
10 13 (1.73%) Bitbucket
11 9 (1.20%) GitLab
11 9 (1.20%) Sonatype Nexus
12 8 (1.07%) CircleCI
13 7 (0.93%) Selenium
14 6 (0.80%) Artifactory
14 6 (0.80%) TestCafe
15 5 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 5 (0.67%) CruiseControl
15 5 (0.67%) Travis CI
16 4 (0.53%) MSBuild
General
1 74 (9.85%) Finance
2 28 (3.73%) Banking
3 21 (2.80%) Retail
4 13 (1.73%) Public Sector
5 9 (1.20%) Legal
6 8 (1.07%) Manufacturing
7 7 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (0.80%) Telecoms
9 5 (0.67%) Marketing
10 4 (0.53%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.40%) Back Office
11 3 (0.40%) Corporate Banking
11 3 (0.40%) Publishing
12 2 (0.27%) Billing
12 2 (0.27%) Electronics
12 2 (0.27%) Games
13 1 (0.13%) French Language
13 1 (0.13%) Front Office
13 1 (0.13%) German Language
13 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (12.52%) .NET
2 35 (4.66%) JSON
3 21 (2.80%) Node.js
4 19 (2.53%) Web Services
5 12 (1.60%) .NET Core
6 11 (1.46%) HTML
7 10 (1.33%) ASP.NET
7 10 (1.33%) Kafka
7 10 (1.33%) PySpark
8 9 (1.20%) AngularJS
9 8 (1.07%) ADO
9 8 (1.07%) Keras
9 8 (1.07%) MLlib
9 8 (1.07%) scikit-learn
9 8 (1.07%) TensorFlow
9 8 (1.07%) YAML
10 7 (0.93%) CSS
10 7 (0.93%) React
11 6 (0.80%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (0.80%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 38 (5.06%) Public Cloud
2 33 (4.39%) Greenfield Project
3 29 (3.86%) Data Centre
4 23 (3.06%) Enterprise Software
5 16 (2.13%) Hybrid Cloud
5 16 (2.13%) Linux Command Line
6 15 (2.00%) Replication
7 13 (1.73%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (1.46%) Cloud Native
9 8 (1.07%) Clustering
10 7 (0.93%) PKI
10 7 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (0.80%) Data Structures
12 5 (0.67%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.67%) Virtual Team
13 4 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 3 (0.40%) Reference Data
15 2 (0.27%) Blog
15 2 (0.27%) NHS
15 2 (0.27%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 199 (26.50%) Windows
2 87 (11.58%) Linux
3 43 (5.73%) Windows Server
4 22 (2.93%) Windows 10
5 18 (2.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (2.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (1.07%) Android
8 8 (1.07%) Apple iOS
8 8 (1.07%) CentOS
8 8 (1.07%) Unix
8 8 (1.07%) VMS
9 6 (0.80%) CoreOS
10 5 (0.67%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.27%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 458 (60.99%) DevOps
2 172 (22.90%) Agile Software Development
3 122 (16.25%) Migration
4 119 (15.85%) Analytics
5 111 (14.78%) Infrastructure as Code
6 81 (10.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 75 (9.99%) Continuous Integration
8 72 (9.59%) Business Intelligence
9 65 (8.66%) ETL
10 61 (8.12%) Microservices
10 61 (8.12%) Test Automation
11 57 (7.59%) Machine Learning
12 47 (6.26%) Configuration Management
13 39 (5.19%) Disaster Recovery
14 37 (4.93%) Data Engineering
14 37 (4.93%) Software Engineering
15 36 (4.79%) Continuous Delivery
16 35 (4.66%) Data Modelling
17 34 (4.53%) Mentoring
18 33 (4.39%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 266 (35.42%) PowerShell
2 201 (26.76%) SQL
3 147 (19.57%) Python
4 102 (13.58%) C#
5 50 (6.66%) Bash Shell
6 34 (4.53%) Java
7 26 (3.46%) JavaScript
8 25 (3.33%) Ruby
9 24 (3.20%) T-SQL
10 18 (2.40%) Shell Script
11 17 (2.26%) Go
11 17 (2.26%) Scala
12 9 (1.20%) C
12 9 (1.20%) VB
13 7 (0.93%) C++
13 7 (0.93%) R
13 7 (0.93%) VBScript
14 6 (0.80%) Rust
15 3 (0.40%) Groovy
15 3 (0.40%) Perl
Qualifications
1 42 (5.59%) Security Cleared
2 35 (4.66%) SC Cleared
3 17 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (1.46%) Degree
5 9 (1.20%) MCSE
6 5 (0.67%) MCSA
7 4 (0.53%) MCITP
8 3 (0.40%) MCP
9 2 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.27%) CCNA
9 2 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.13%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.13%) CCDP
10 1 (0.13%) CCNP
10 1 (0.13%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.13%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.13%) ISEB
10 1 (0.13%) MCSD
10 1 (0.13%) RHCE
10 1 (0.13%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.73%) QA
2 12 (1.60%) GDPR
3 6 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.80%) SLA
4 3 (0.40%) NCSC
5 1 (0.13%) COBIT
5 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.13%) NIST
5 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 146 (19.44%) Docker
2 125 (16.64%) Active Directory
3 52 (6.92%) Virtual Machines
4 32 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (1.73%) Hyper-V
6 12 (1.60%) vSphere
7 6 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.27%) LXC
8 2 (0.27%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.13%) HDFS
9 1 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 187 (24.90%) Terraform
2 171 (22.77%) Kubernetes
3 101 (13.45%) Ansible
4 49 (6.52%) Puppet
5 34 (4.53%) Microsoft Intune
6 33 (4.39%) Opscode Chef
7 22 (2.93%) SCCM
8 11 (1.46%) SCOM
8 11 (1.46%) Single Sign-On
9 9 (1.20%) Packer
10 3 (0.40%) Istio
10 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (0.40%) Prometheus
10 3 (0.40%) vCenter Server
10 3 (0.40%) WSUS
11 2 (0.27%) Consul
11 2 (0.27%) Grafana
11 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 2 (0.27%) Rancher
11 2 (0.27%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 240 (31.96%) Microsoft
2 59 (7.86%) Databricks
3 46 (6.13%) VMware
4 17 (2.26%) Oracle
4 17 (2.26%) Tableau
5 15 (2.00%) Cisco
5 15 (2.00%) Citrix
5 15 (2.00%) Informatica
6 12 (1.60%) Google
7 11 (1.46%) Red Hat
8 10 (1.33%) Splunk
9 9 (1.20%) Cloudera
9 9 (1.20%) EnterpriseDB
9 9 (1.20%) Hortonworks
10 8 (1.07%) MapR
10 8 (1.07%) SAP
11 7 (0.93%) Talend
12 6 (0.80%) Atlassian
12 6 (0.80%) Meraki
12 6 (0.80%) Salesforce.com