Period
to 20 February 2018

The median contractor rate for an Azure Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 February 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 Engineer
UK
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 469 636 805
Rank change year-on-year +167 +169 +41
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Engineer 445 208 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.22% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.23% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 160 41
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +33.33% -16.67%
10th Percentile £343 £325 £288
90th Percentile £625 £600 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £340
% change year-on-year -2.78% +32.35% -21.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
UK median hourly rate £31.50 - £80.00
10th Percentile £20.65 - £41.00
90th Percentile £42.75 - £85.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £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 96,244 90,304 101,790
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.76% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,934 58,869 65,148
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £606 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,859 3,223 3,703
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.02 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +12.43%

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 20 February 2018.

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 20 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Azure Engineer in the UK

Azure Engineer
Top 14 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 20 February 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 +140 434 £500 - 75
London +55 235 £513 +2.50% 40
UK excluding London +136 206 £438 -2.78% 35
South East +47 88 £448 -0.56% 6
North of England +65 50 £500 - 7
Midlands +36 42 £400 -3.03% 15
West Midlands +29 27 £425 +6.25% 13
North West +29 23 £525 +20.00% 3
South West +30 18 £425 +6.25% 3
Yorkshire +5 17 £500 -4.76% 3
East Midlands +13 13 £375 - 2
North East +56 10 £413 -17.50% 1
Scotland -10 7 £450 +28.57%
East of England -10 4 £363 -19.44% 4

Azure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, 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.

1 445 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 256 (57.53%) DevOps
3 201 (45.17%) PowerShell
4 185 (41.57%) Windows
5 173 (38.88%) Microsoft
6 133 (29.89%) Amazon AWS
7 123 (27.64%) Agile Software Development
8 113 (25.39%) Linux
9 106 (23.82%) Continuous Integration
10 94 (21.12%) .NET
11 93 (20.90%) TeamCity
12 89 (20.00%) Active Directory
13 86 (19.33%) IaaS
14 84 (18.88%) Octopus Deploy
15 82 (18.43%) Git (software)
16 77 (17.30%) PaaS
17 75 (16.85%) Jenkins
18 71 (15.96%) Puppet
19 68 (15.28%) Opscode Chef
19 68 (15.28%) Continuous Delivery
20 66 (14.83%) C#
21 63 (14.16%) SQL Server
21 63 (14.16%) Python
21 63 (14.16%) Ansible
22 62 (13.93%) Team Foundation Server
22 62 (13.93%) Windows Server
23 59 (13.26%) Visual Studio Team System
23 59 (13.26%) SQL
23 59 (13.26%) Configuration Management
24 53 (11.91%) Finance

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 22 (4.94%) Confluence
2 16 (3.60%) OpenStack
3 6 (1.35%) Skype for Business
4 5 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (1.12%) IIS
4 5 (1.12%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.90%) Apache Spark
5 4 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (0.90%) nginx
5 4 (0.90%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.67%) Apache
6 3 (0.67%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.45%) JBoss
7 2 (0.45%) NServiceBus
7 2 (0.45%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.22%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (1.80%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 445 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 133 (29.89%) Amazon AWS
3 86 (19.33%) IaaS
4 77 (17.30%) PaaS
5 51 (11.46%) Office 365
6 45 (10.11%) Azure Active Directory
7 23 (5.17%) SaaS
8 13 (2.92%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (2.25%) Google Cloud Platform
10 8 (1.80%) Azure Data Factory
11 7 (1.57%) OpenShift
12 6 (1.35%) GitHub
13 5 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
13 5 (1.12%) npm
14 3 (0.67%) Heroku
15 2 (0.45%) G Suite
16 1 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 1 (0.22%) Datadog
16 1 (0.22%) Google Compute Engine
16 1 (0.22%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 33 (7.42%) Firewall
2 30 (6.74%) DNS
3 20 (4.49%) VPN
4 18 (4.04%) Network Security
5 15 (3.37%) LAN
6 14 (3.15%) WAN
7 13 (2.92%) TCP/IP
8 11 (2.47%) DHCP
8 11 (2.47%) HTTP
9 10 (2.25%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (1.80%) Skype
11 5 (1.12%) FTP
11 5 (1.12%) MPLS
11 5 (1.12%) SAN
11 5 (1.12%) VoIP
12 3 (0.67%) Internet
12 3 (0.67%) IPsec
12 3 (0.67%) SMTP
12 3 (0.67%) SSL
12 3 (0.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (14.16%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (3.15%) Big Data
3 14 (3.15%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (3.15%) Hadoop
4 13 (2.92%) MongoDB
4 13 (2.92%) Relational Database
5 12 (2.70%) MySQL
6 11 (2.47%) Azure SQL Database
6 11 (2.47%) NoSQL
7 10 (2.25%) Data Lake
8 7 (1.57%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 7 (1.57%) HDInsight
9 6 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (1.35%) RDBMS
10 5 (1.12%) Cosmos DB
10 5 (1.12%) SQL Server 2014
10 5 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (0.90%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 93 (20.90%) TeamCity
2 84 (18.88%) Octopus Deploy
3 82 (18.43%) Git (software)
4 75 (16.85%) Jenkins
5 62 (13.93%) Team Foundation Server
6 59 (13.26%) Visual Studio Team System
7 46 (10.34%) Visual Studio
8 28 (6.29%) JIRA
9 20 (4.49%) Subversion
10 18 (4.04%) NuGet
11 11 (2.47%) Artifactory
11 11 (2.47%) Bitbucket
12 8 (1.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 7 (1.57%) Sonatype Nexus
14 6 (1.35%) Selenium
15 4 (0.90%) GitLab
15 4 (0.90%) Mercurial
15 4 (0.90%) Psake
16 3 (0.67%) Bower
16 3 (0.67%) SonarQube
General
1 53 (11.91%) Finance
2 11 (2.47%) Retail
3 8 (1.80%) Banking
4 7 (1.57%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.12%) French Language
5 5 (1.12%) German Language
5 5 (1.12%) Italian Language
5 5 (1.12%) Spanish Language
6 4 (0.90%) Law
7 3 (0.67%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.22%) Billing
8 1 (0.22%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.22%) Electronics
8 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.22%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (21.12%) .NET
2 40 (8.99%) JSON
3 27 (6.07%) Web Services
4 13 (2.92%) REST
5 12 (2.70%) AngularJS
6 10 (2.25%) Angular 2
7 7 (1.57%) CSS
7 7 (1.57%) HTML
7 7 (1.57%) RESTful
8 6 (1.35%) .NET Framework
8 6 (1.35%) Elastic Stack
8 6 (1.35%) LDAP
8 6 (1.35%) React
9 5 (1.12%) Node.js
9 5 (1.12%) XML
10 3 (0.67%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.67%) YAML
11 2 (0.45%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (0.45%) HTML5
11 2 (0.45%) KML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.17%) Public Cloud
2 18 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (3.82%) Hybrid Cloud
4 16 (3.60%) Data Centre
5 14 (3.15%) Greenfield Project
6 13 (2.92%) Computer Science
7 10 (2.25%) Virtual Team
8 9 (2.02%) Private Cloud
9 8 (1.80%) Enterprise Cloud
10 7 (1.57%) Hedge funds
11 6 (1.35%) Fintech
12 5 (1.12%) Mobile App
13 4 (0.90%) Management Information System
13 4 (0.90%) Replication
14 3 (0.67%) Clustering
14 3 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
14 3 (0.67%) PKI
15 2 (0.45%) Algorithms
15 2 (0.45%) Blog
15 2 (0.45%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 185 (41.57%) Windows
2 113 (25.39%) Linux
3 62 (13.93%) Windows Server
4 27 (6.07%) Unix
5 22 (4.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (4.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (3.60%) VMS
8 12 (2.70%) CentOS
8 12 (2.70%) Windows 10
9 9 (2.02%) Windows 7
10 6 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (1.12%) Android
11 5 (1.12%) Apple iOS
11 5 (1.12%) Windows Mobile
12 3 (0.67%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.67%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.67%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.45%) CoreOS
14 1 (0.22%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 256 (57.53%) DevOps
2 123 (27.64%) Agile Software Development
3 106 (23.82%) Continuous Integration
4 68 (15.28%) Continuous Delivery
5 59 (13.26%) Configuration Management
6 46 (10.34%) Migration
7 35 (7.87%) Test Automation
8 34 (7.64%) Scrum
9 31 (6.97%) E-Commerce
10 27 (6.07%) Open Source
10 27 (6.07%) Software Engineering
11 21 (4.72%) Task Automation
12 20 (4.49%) ITIL
13 19 (4.27%) Microservices
14 18 (4.04%) Analytics
14 18 (4.04%) Continuous Deployment
15 17 (3.82%) Business Intelligence
15 17 (3.82%) Release Management
16 15 (3.37%) Web Operations
17 14 (3.15%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 201 (45.17%) PowerShell
2 66 (14.83%) C#
3 63 (14.16%) Python
4 59 (13.26%) SQL
5 31 (6.97%) Ruby
6 28 (6.29%) Bash Shell
7 27 (6.07%) Java
8 17 (3.82%) Shell Script
9 11 (2.47%) JavaScript
10 9 (2.02%) Perl
10 9 (2.02%) PHP
11 7 (1.57%) VB
12 6 (1.35%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.90%) R
14 3 (0.67%) Go
14 3 (0.67%) Groovy
14 3 (0.67%) Scala
15 1 (0.22%) C
15 1 (0.22%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 21 (4.72%) Degree
2 16 (3.60%) Security Cleared
3 14 (3.15%) SC Cleared
4 9 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (1.35%) MCSE
6 4 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.67%) CCNP
7 3 (0.67%) MCP
7 3 (0.67%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.45%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.22%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.22%) CCIE
9 1 (0.22%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.47%) QA
2 7 (1.57%) GCP
3 4 (0.90%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 89 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 47 (10.56%) Docker
3 26 (5.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (4.49%) vCloud
5 12 (2.70%) Hyper-V
6 11 (2.47%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (1.80%) XenApp
8 5 (1.12%) Gluster
9 4 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.67%) Xen
11 2 (0.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.45%) HDFS
11 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.45%) vSphere
12 1 (0.22%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.22%) OpenAM
12 1 (0.22%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.22%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 71 (15.96%) Puppet
2 68 (15.28%) Opscode Chef
3 63 (14.16%) Ansible
4 39 (8.76%) Terraform
5 28 (6.29%) Kubernetes
6 10 (2.25%) SCCM
6 10 (2.25%) SCOM
7 9 (2.02%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (1.12%) Nagios
8 5 (1.12%) Prometheus
9 4 (0.90%) Consul
9 4 (0.90%) WSUS
10 3 (0.67%) Graphite
10 3 (0.67%) logstash
10 3 (0.67%) Opsview
10 3 (0.67%) Salt
10 3 (0.67%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.45%) HAProxy
11 2 (0.45%) Kibana
11 2 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 173 (38.88%) Microsoft
2 45 (10.11%) VMware
3 17 (3.82%) Cisco
4 14 (3.15%) Atlassian
4 14 (3.15%) Citrix
5 12 (2.70%) Red Hat
6 7 (1.57%) Google
7 6 (1.35%) Oracle
8 5 (1.12%) CheckPoint
8 5 (1.12%) Meraki
8 5 (1.12%) Samsung
8 5 (1.12%) Veeam
9 4 (0.90%) F5
10 3 (0.67%) AppDynamics
10 3 (0.67%) Barracuda Networks
10 3 (0.67%) Capita
10 3 (0.67%) SAP
10 3 (0.67%) ServiceNow
11 2 (0.45%) Perforce
11 2 (0.45%) Remedy