Period
to 24 September 2017

The median contractor rate for an Azure Engineer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 September 2017.

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
24 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 595 723 885
Rank change year-on-year +128 +162 -37
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Engineer 288 156 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.15% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.15% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 107 13
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +38.46% -27.78%
10th Percentile £313 £344 £216
90th Percentile £579 £575 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £424 £450 £328
% change year-on-year -5.83% +37.40% -12.67%
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 92282 101134 108382
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.81% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 60383 66022 68661
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £255 £245
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2757 3174 4141
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £17.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.38% +5.06%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.39 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.20 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.70% +5.71% +4.67%

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 24 September 2017.

Contractor daily 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 24 September 2017. 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 +150 283 £475 +5.56% 25
London +74 149 £500 +5.26% 19
UK excluding London +101 138 £424 -5.83% 6
South East +37 68 £475 +5.56% 6
Midlands +55 35 £365 -18.89%
West Midlands +52 25 £368 -26.50%
North of England +73 17 £463 +2.78%
Yorkshire +43 14 £475 +2.70%
East Midlands +8 10 £330 -17.50%
East of England +4 9 £450 +9.09%
South West +10 5 £418 -1.76%
Scotland +23 3 £468 -
North West +17 3 £450 -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

Azure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 September 2017, Azure Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Azure Engineer in the job title.

1 288 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 132 (45.83%) Microsoft
3 129 (44.79%) Windows
4 114 (39.58%) DevOps
5 99 (34.38%) PowerShell
6 87 (30.21%) Amazon AWS
7 73 (25.35%) Active Directory
8 68 (23.61%) IaaS
9 60 (20.83%) Office 365
9 60 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
10 59 (20.49%) Linux
11 58 (20.14%) .NET
12 57 (19.79%) PaaS
13 56 (19.44%) Windows Server
14 50 (17.36%) VMware
15 46 (15.97%) Continuous Integration
15 46 (15.97%) Octopus Deploy
16 45 (15.63%) TeamCity
17 43 (14.93%) SQL Server
18 42 (14.58%) Jenkins
19 39 (13.54%) Migration
20 38 (13.19%) Ansible
21 37 (12.85%) Team Foundation Server
21 37 (12.85%) Finance
21 37 (12.85%) Configuration Management
22 35 (12.15%) Puppet
23 33 (11.46%) Opscode Chef
23 33 (11.46%) SQL
24 32 (11.11%) Python
24 32 (11.11%) Docker

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 28 (9.72%) OpenStack
2 12 (4.17%) IIS
3 11 (3.82%) SharePoint
3 11 (3.82%) Skype for Business
4 9 (3.13%) Confluence
5 8 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (2.43%) MS Exchange
7 4 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.04%) Jetty
8 3 (1.04%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.04%) WildFly
9 2 (0.69%) Apache
9 2 (0.69%) CMS
9 2 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.35%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 14 (4.86%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.04%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 288 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 87 (30.21%) Amazon AWS
3 68 (23.61%) IaaS
4 60 (20.83%) Office 365
5 57 (19.79%) PaaS
6 27 (9.38%) Azure Active Directory
7 18 (6.25%) SaaS
8 13 (4.51%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (4.17%) OpenShift
10 7 (2.43%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (1.39%) GitHub
12 2 (0.69%) Azure Machine Learning
12 2 (0.69%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.35%) Amazon EMR
13 1 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
13 1 (0.35%) Azure Data Factory
13 1 (0.35%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 25 (8.68%) DNS
2 18 (6.25%) Firewall
3 14 (4.86%) WAN
4 13 (4.51%) LAN
5 12 (4.17%) VPN
6 11 (3.82%) Skype
7 8 (2.78%) DHCP
8 7 (2.43%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (1.74%) Network Security
10 4 (1.39%) Reverse Proxy
10 4 (1.39%) VLAN
11 3 (1.04%) SSL
11 3 (1.04%) Wireless
12 2 (0.69%) Extranet
12 2 (0.69%) Internet
12 2 (0.69%) SAN
12 2 (0.69%) TCP/IP
13 1 (0.35%) Ethernet
13 1 (0.35%) VoIP
13 1 (0.35%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (14.93%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.51%) Azure SQL Database
3 11 (3.82%) NoSQL
4 6 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (1.74%) Power BI
6 3 (1.04%) Big Data
6 3 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.04%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.04%) HDInsight
7 2 (0.69%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.69%) MySQL
7 2 (0.69%) Squirro
8 1 (0.35%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.35%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.35%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.35%) QlikView
8 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 46 (15.97%) Octopus Deploy
2 45 (15.63%) TeamCity
3 42 (14.58%) Jenkins
4 37 (12.85%) Team Foundation Server
5 31 (10.76%) Git (software)
6 20 (6.94%) Visual Studio Team System
7 15 (5.21%) JIRA
8 14 (4.86%) Artifactory
9 9 (3.13%) GitLab
9 9 (3.13%) NuGet
10 7 (2.43%) Maven
11 6 (2.08%) Gerrit
11 6 (2.08%) Visual Studio
12 4 (1.39%) Vagrant
13 3 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 3 (1.04%) Bitbucket
14 2 (0.69%) Subversion
15 1 (0.35%) Ant
15 1 (0.35%) Hudson
15 1 (0.35%) JMeter
General
1 37 (12.85%) Finance
2 8 (2.78%) Marketing
3 6 (2.08%) Banking
4 5 (1.74%) Electronics
4 5 (1.74%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.74%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.39%) Advertising
6 3 (1.04%) Back Office
6 3 (1.04%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.04%) Games
6 3 (1.04%) Law
6 3 (1.04%) Retail
7 2 (0.69%) French Language
7 2 (0.69%) German Language
7 2 (0.69%) Italian Language
7 2 (0.69%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (20.14%) .NET
2 12 (4.17%) Web Services
3 9 (3.13%) ASP.NET
3 9 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
3 9 (3.13%) JSON
4 7 (2.43%) AngularJS
4 7 (2.43%) REST
4 7 (2.43%) SAML
5 6 (2.08%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (1.39%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (1.39%) CSS
6 4 (1.39%) HTML
6 4 (1.39%) RESTful
7 3 (1.04%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.69%) Angular 2
8 2 (0.69%) jQuery
8 2 (0.69%) WCF
9 1 (0.35%) .NET Core
9 1 (0.35%) PySpark
9 1 (0.35%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.68%) Data Centre
2 23 (7.99%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (7.64%) Public Cloud
4 20 (6.94%) Hybrid Cloud
5 10 (3.47%) Virtual Team
6 9 (3.13%) Private Cloud
7 8 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (2.08%) Fintech
8 6 (2.08%) PKI
9 5 (1.74%) Enterprise Cloud
10 3 (1.04%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.69%) Cloud Native
11 2 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.69%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.69%) Robotics
11 2 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
12 1 (0.35%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 129 (44.79%) Windows
2 59 (20.49%) Linux
3 56 (19.44%) Windows Server
4 19 (6.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (5.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (3.47%) Unix
8 9 (3.13%) Windows 7
9 7 (2.43%) CentOS
9 7 (2.43%) Windows 10
10 5 (1.74%) Ubuntu
11 3 (1.04%) VMS
11 3 (1.04%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.69%) AIX
12 2 (0.69%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.69%) Solaris
13 1 (0.35%) Android
13 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (39.58%) DevOps
2 60 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (15.97%) Continuous Integration
4 39 (13.54%) Migration
5 37 (12.85%) Configuration Management
6 20 (6.94%) Continuous Delivery
6 20 (6.94%) E-Commerce
7 19 (6.60%) Scrum
7 19 (6.60%) Software Engineering
8 15 (5.21%) ITIL
8 15 (5.21%) Mentoring
8 15 (5.21%) TDD
9 13 (4.51%) Service Delivery
10 12 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (3.82%) Microservices
11 11 (3.82%) Release Management
12 10 (3.47%) Continuous Deployment
12 10 (3.47%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (3.47%) MVC
12 10 (3.47%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 99 (34.38%) PowerShell
2 33 (11.46%) SQL
3 32 (11.11%) Python
4 28 (9.72%) C#
5 16 (5.56%) Java
6 14 (4.86%) Ruby
7 7 (2.43%) JavaScript
8 5 (1.74%) Perl
9 4 (1.39%) Go
10 3 (1.04%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.04%) PHP
10 3 (1.04%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.35%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.35%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 17 (5.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (3.82%) MCSE
3 6 (2.08%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.08%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.74%) Degree
5 3 (1.04%) MCP
5 3 (1.04%) MCSA
6 2 (0.69%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 2 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.35%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.35%) CCNP
7 1 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.35%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.35%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.78%) QA
2 2 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.69%) SLA
3 1 (0.35%) PMO
System Software
1 73 (25.35%) Active Directory
2 32 (11.11%) Docker
3 23 (7.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (5.21%) Hyper-V
5 13 (4.51%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (4.17%) vCloud
7 10 (3.47%) Gluster
8 4 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (1.04%) Xen
10 2 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.69%) vSphere
10 2 (0.69%) XenApp
11 1 (0.35%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.35%) LXC
11 1 (0.35%) OpenAM
11 1 (0.35%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.35%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 38 (13.19%) Ansible
2 35 (12.15%) Puppet
3 33 (11.46%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (4.51%) SCOM
5 11 (3.82%) Kubernetes
6 10 (3.47%) SCCM
7 7 (2.43%) ZABBIX
8 5 (1.74%) Rundeck
9 4 (1.39%) Failover Clustering
10 3 (1.04%) Nagios
11 2 (0.69%) Graphite
11 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Intune
11 2 (0.69%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.69%) Salt
11 2 (0.69%) Terraform
11 2 (0.69%) vRealize
12 1 (0.35%) Docker Swarm
12 1 (0.35%) Opsview
12 1 (0.35%) Rancher
12 1 (0.35%) StatsD
Vendors
1 132 (45.83%) Microsoft
2 50 (17.36%) VMware
3 14 (4.86%) Red Hat
4 11 (3.82%) CheckPoint
5 10 (3.47%) Atlassian
6 6 (2.08%) Barracuda Networks
6 6 (2.08%) Cisco
7 5 (1.74%) Citrix
7 5 (1.74%) Dell
7 5 (1.74%) SAP
8 4 (1.39%) Mercator
8 4 (1.39%) Splunk
9 3 (1.04%) BMC
9 3 (1.04%) Juniper
9 3 (1.04%) Meraki
9 3 (1.04%) Rackspace
9 3 (1.04%) Remedy
10 2 (0.69%) NetApp
10 2 (0.69%) Oracle
10 2 (0.69%) Symantec