Period
to 25 September 2020

The median contractor rate for an Azure Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 September 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
25 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 195 250 416
Rank change year-on-year +55 +166 +182
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Engineer 410 946 604
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.38% 1.07% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.49% 1.14% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 747 461
Median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £375 £385 £371
90th Percentile £663 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £488 £463
% change year-on-year -2.56% +5.41% +9.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £63.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.10% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £80.00 -

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 27,447 83,218 97,418
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.32% 94.22% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,261 54,603 64,004
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +2.86%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £269
90th Percentile £668 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £415
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,094 2,883 3,159
Median hourly rate £29.95 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +49.73% +14.29% -7.70%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.50 £48.35
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.70 £17.50
% change year-on-year +20.32% +6.86% -2.78%

Azure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Azure Engineer in the UK

Azure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Azure Engineer.

Daily rate trend for Azure Engineer in the UK

Azure Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure Engineer over the 6 months to 25 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Azure Engineer in the UK

Azure Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Azure Engineer.

Hourly rate trend for Azure Engineer in the UK

Azure Engineer
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 Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 25 September 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 +36 323 £500 - 151
London +28 179 £515 -6.36% 53
UK excluding London +70 154 £475 -2.56% 103
Work from Home +13 130 £545 +21.11% 33
South East +66 50 £525 +10.53% 24
North of England +105 34 £500 - 40
Midlands +48 29 £475 - 21
West Midlands +26 22 £550 +15.79% 17
North West +63 17 £550 +10.00% 27
South West +82 14 £450 -14.29% 3
Scotland +69 13 £400 -20.00% 1
Yorkshire +78 11 £450 -10.00% 12
East of England +91 8 £345 -26.79% 9
East Midlands +55 7 £393 -21.50% 4
Wales +40 6 £513 +7.89% 4
North East +38 6 £425 +8.28% 1

Azure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 410 (100.00%) Azure
2 283 (69.02%) DevOps
3 136 (33.17%) Microsoft
4 125 (30.49%) PowerShell
5 124 (30.24%) Terraform
6 116 (28.29%) SQL
7 113 (27.56%) Agile Software Development
8 90 (21.95%) Kubernetes
9 89 (21.71%) Windows
10 87 (21.22%) Python
11 74 (18.05%) Databricks
12 69 (16.83%) Azure Data Factory
13 66 (16.10%) Active Directory
14 62 (15.12%) PaaS
15 61 (14.88%) Git (software)
15 61 (14.88%) Ansible
16 59 (14.39%) Analytics
17 58 (14.15%) Azure SQL Database
18 55 (13.41%) Docker
18 55 (13.41%) Migration
19 54 (13.17%) Infrastructure as Code
20 53 (12.93%) Data Lake
20 53 (12.93%) Linux
21 52 (12.68%) Finance
22 51 (12.44%) C#
22 51 (12.44%) IaaS
23 50 (12.20%) Business Intelligence
24 48 (11.71%) Configuration Management
25 47 (11.46%) Java
26 46 (11.22%) SQL Server

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 33 (8.05%) Apache Spark
2 14 (3.41%) SharePoint
3 12 (2.93%) SAS
4 7 (1.71%) Skype for Business
5 4 (0.98%) nginx
6 3 (0.73%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (0.73%) MQSeries
7 2 (0.49%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.49%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.24%) Apache
8 1 (0.24%) Apache Airflow
8 1 (0.24%) CMS
8 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.24%) Luigi
8 1 (0.24%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.24%) Predix
8 1 (0.24%) ThingWorx
8 1 (0.24%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.24%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.73%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.24%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.24%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 410 (100.00%) Azure
2 69 (16.83%) Azure Data Factory
3 62 (15.12%) PaaS
4 51 (12.44%) IaaS
5 46 (11.22%) AWS
6 43 (10.49%) Office 365
7 40 (9.76%) Azure Active Directory
8 38 (9.27%) Serverless
9 31 (7.56%) Azure Functions
10 30 (7.32%) Power Platform
11 25 (6.10%) Logic Apps
12 14 (3.41%) Azure Stack
13 11 (2.68%) GitHub
14 10 (2.44%) SaaS
15 9 (2.20%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 9 (2.20%) Datadog
15 9 (2.20%) Power Automate
15 9 (2.20%) PowerApps
16 8 (1.95%) GCP
17 7 (1.71%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 32 (7.80%) Firewall
2 31 (7.56%) DNS
3 17 (4.15%) Network Security
4 15 (3.66%) VPN
5 13 (3.17%) WAN
6 8 (1.95%) DHCP
6 8 (1.95%) LAN
7 6 (1.46%) Internet
7 6 (1.46%) Skype
7 6 (1.46%) SSL
8 5 (1.22%) SAN
9 4 (0.98%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.73%) HTTP
10 3 (0.73%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (0.73%) Reverse Proxy
10 3 (0.73%) Wireless
11 2 (0.49%) DMZ
11 2 (0.49%) Intranet
11 2 (0.49%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (14.15%) Azure SQL Database
2 53 (12.93%) Data Lake
3 46 (11.22%) SQL Server
4 45 (10.98%) Big Data
5 37 (9.02%) Hadoop
6 27 (6.59%) Data Warehouse
7 21 (5.12%) Cosmos DB
7 21 (5.12%) Power BI
8 16 (3.90%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 11 (2.68%) DataStage
10 10 (2.44%) HDInsight
11 9 (2.20%) Apache Hive
11 9 (2.20%) NoSQL
11 9 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
11 9 (2.20%) Relational Database
11 9 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (1.95%) MySQL
12 8 (1.95%) OLTP
13 6 (1.46%) MongoDB
13 6 (1.46%) Redis
Development Applications
1 61 (14.88%) Git (software)
2 39 (9.51%) Jenkins
3 32 (7.80%) Visual Studio Team System
4 20 (4.88%) GitLab
5 19 (4.63%) TeamCity
6 14 (3.41%) Visual Studio
7 13 (3.17%) Octopus Deploy
8 12 (2.93%) Maven
9 11 (2.68%) Gradle
9 11 (2.68%) Selenium
10 9 (2.20%) Artifactory
11 8 (1.95%) SpecFlow
12 7 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
13 6 (1.46%) JUnit
14 5 (1.22%) Bitbucket
14 5 (1.22%) JIRA
14 5 (1.22%) SonarQube
15 4 (0.98%) Subversion
16 3 (0.73%) CircleCI
16 3 (0.73%) Travis CI
General
1 52 (12.68%) Finance
2 16 (3.90%) Public Sector
3 11 (2.68%) Banking
4 9 (2.20%) Marketing
5 7 (1.71%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.71%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.46%) Legal
7 5 (1.22%) Retail
8 4 (0.98%) Electronics
8 4 (0.98%) Retail Finance
9 2 (0.49%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.24%) German Language
10 1 (0.24%) Military
10 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.24%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (7.07%) PySpark
2 24 (5.85%) .NET
3 19 (4.63%) YAML
4 17 (4.15%) JSON
5 16 (3.90%) Kafka
6 11 (2.68%) Middleware
7 9 (2.20%) Node.js
8 7 (1.71%) ADO
9 6 (1.46%) React
10 5 (1.22%) REST
11 4 (0.98%) .NET Core
11 4 (0.98%) RESTful
11 4 (0.98%) XML
12 3 (0.73%) EDI
12 3 (0.73%) Keras
12 3 (0.73%) MLlib
12 3 (0.73%) scikit-learn
12 3 (0.73%) Spring
12 3 (0.73%) TensorFlow
12 3 (0.73%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (6.59%) Hybrid Cloud
2 24 (5.85%) Public Cloud
3 22 (5.37%) Greenfield Project
4 18 (4.39%) Data Centre
5 13 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (2.44%) Private Cloud
7 6 (1.46%) Cloud Native
7 6 (1.46%) Data Structures
7 6 (1.46%) Replication
8 5 (1.22%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (0.98%) FMCG
9 4 (0.98%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.98%) NHS
9 4 (0.98%) PKI
9 4 (0.98%) PMI
9 4 (0.98%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (0.73%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.73%) Security Operations Centre
10 3 (0.73%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 89 (21.71%) Windows
2 53 (12.93%) Linux
3 32 (7.80%) Windows Server
4 14 (3.41%) VMS
5 13 (3.17%) Windows Server 2016
6 12 (2.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (2.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (2.20%) Windows 10
8 8 (1.95%) Windows Server 2019
9 5 (1.22%) Unix
10 3 (0.73%) Android
10 3 (0.73%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.73%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.49%) CentOS
11 2 (0.49%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 283 (69.02%) DevOps
2 113 (27.56%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (14.39%) Analytics
4 55 (13.41%) Migration
5 54 (13.17%) Infrastructure as Code
6 50 (12.20%) Business Intelligence
7 48 (11.71%) Configuration Management
8 45 (10.98%) Test Automation
9 43 (10.49%) Continuous Integration
10 36 (8.78%) Microservices
11 34 (8.29%) Data Engineering
11 34 (8.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 31 (7.56%) Scrum
13 29 (7.07%) Deployment Automation
13 29 (7.07%) High Availability
14 28 (6.83%) ETL
15 26 (6.34%) Continuous Delivery
16 24 (5.85%) TDD
17 22 (5.37%) Disaster Recovery
18 19 (4.63%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 125 (30.49%) PowerShell
2 116 (28.29%) SQL
3 87 (21.22%) Python
4 51 (12.44%) C#
5 47 (11.46%) Java
6 35 (8.54%) Bash Shell
6 35 (8.54%) Scala
7 15 (3.66%) R
8 11 (2.68%) JavaScript
8 11 (2.68%) Ruby
9 10 (2.44%) Groovy
10 9 (2.20%) Go
10 9 (2.20%) Shell Script
11 8 (1.95%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.98%) PHP
13 3 (0.73%) C++
13 3 (0.73%) Perl
14 2 (0.49%) TypeScript
15 1 (0.24%) C
Qualifications
1 41 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 39 (9.51%) SC Cleared
3 12 (2.93%) DV Cleared
4 9 (2.20%) Degree
5 8 (1.95%) Novell Certification
6 7 (1.71%) ISTQB
6 7 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.22%) CISSP
7 5 (1.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.98%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.73%) CCNA
9 3 (0.73%) CCNP
10 2 (0.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.49%) MCP
10 2 (0.49%) SANS
11 1 (0.24%) ISEB
11 1 (0.24%) MCSA
11 1 (0.24%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.15%) QA
2 3 (0.73%) SLA
3 2 (0.49%) AICPA
3 2 (0.49%) COBIT
3 2 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (0.49%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.49%) GDPR
3 2 (0.49%) MiFID
3 2 (0.49%) NIST
4 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 66 (16.10%) Active Directory
2 55 (13.41%) Docker
3 15 (3.66%) Virtual Machines
4 14 (3.41%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (1.95%) HDFS
6 7 (1.71%) Hyper-V
6 7 (1.71%) Virtual Desktop
7 6 (1.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (0.73%) LXC
8 3 (0.73%) vCloud
8 3 (0.73%) vSphere
9 2 (0.49%) PowerDNS
9 2 (0.49%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.49%) XenApp
10 1 (0.24%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.24%) UAG
10 1 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 124 (30.24%) Terraform
2 90 (21.95%) Kubernetes
3 61 (14.88%) Ansible
4 35 (8.54%) Opscode Chef
5 27 (6.59%) Puppet
6 13 (3.17%) Microsoft Intune
7 10 (2.44%) SCCM
8 7 (1.71%) Nagios
9 4 (0.98%) Grafana
9 4 (0.98%) Packer
10 3 (0.73%) Prometheus
10 3 (0.73%) SCOM
11 2 (0.49%) HAProxy
12 1 (0.24%) AirWatch
12 1 (0.24%) EMC VPLEX
12 1 (0.24%) FortiGate
12 1 (0.24%) Nessus
12 1 (0.24%) Salt
12 1 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
12 1 (0.24%) WSUS
Vendors
1 136 (33.17%) Microsoft
2 74 (18.05%) Databricks
3 19 (4.63%) VMware
4 16 (3.90%) Cisco
5 11 (2.68%) Cloudera
5 11 (2.68%) StreamSets
6 9 (2.20%) SAP
6 9 (2.20%) Splunk
7 7 (1.71%) New Relic
8 6 (1.46%) Citrix
8 6 (1.46%) Hortonworks
8 6 (1.46%) Informatica
8 6 (1.46%) Oracle
9 5 (1.22%) Tableau
10 4 (0.98%) Meraki
11 3 (0.73%) CheckPoint
11 3 (0.73%) Google
11 3 (0.73%) MapR
11 3 (0.73%) ServiceNow
11 3 (0.73%) Talend