Period
to 25 June 2018

The median contractor rate for an Azure Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 June 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
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 443 580 742
Rank change year-on-year +137 +162 +115
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Engineer 511 255 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.28% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.29% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 192 78
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% -10.53%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £344
90th Percentile £627 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +41.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - £80.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 95,290 86,992 101,087
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.95% 95.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,383 56,264 65,652
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,066 2,875 3,090
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% -6.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.40 £50.00 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.63 £20.00
% change year-on-year -0.74% -11.85% +19.05%

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 25 June 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
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 25 June 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 +130 484 £500 +5.26% 75
London +57 271 £525 +5.00% 39
UK excluding London +87 230 £450 +5.88% 38
South East +22 79 £450 +2.86% 14
Midlands +33 64 £450 +23.29% 7
West Midlands +18 49 £450 +12.50% 5
North of England -22 39 £485 +4.86% 9
South West +26 22 £400 -5.33% 1
North West -4 20 £475 +11.76% 5
East Midlands +9 15 £438 +36.72% 2
Yorkshire -22 15 £500 +25.00% 4
Wales - 10 £438 - 1
East of England +6 8 £575 +27.78% 5
Scotland -32 8 £400 +21.21% 1
North East -6 4 £360 -28.00%

Azure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 511 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 261 (51.08%) DevOps
3 203 (39.73%) PowerShell
4 182 (35.62%) Microsoft
5 170 (33.27%) Windows
6 146 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
7 125 (24.46%) Amazon AWS
8 118 (23.09%) Active Directory
9 110 (21.53%) Linux
10 105 (20.55%) Continuous Integration
11 93 (18.20%) IaaS
11 93 (18.20%) .NET
12 90 (17.61%) PaaS
13 89 (17.42%) SQL
14 85 (16.63%) C#
15 82 (16.05%) TeamCity
16 78 (15.26%) Jenkins
17 77 (15.07%) SQL Server
18 76 (14.87%) Visual Studio Team System
19 72 (14.09%) Office 365
19 72 (14.09%) Finance
20 71 (13.89%) JSON
21 70 (13.70%) Git (software)
21 70 (13.70%) Ansible
22 68 (13.31%) Migration
23 67 (13.11%) Octopus Deploy
23 67 (13.11%) Terraform
24 65 (12.72%) Puppet
25 64 (12.52%) Windows Server
26 61 (11.94%) Python

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 14 (2.74%) Elasticsearch
2 13 (2.54%) SharePoint
2 13 (2.54%) Skype for Business
3 11 (2.15%) Apache Spark
3 11 (2.15%) IIS
4 10 (1.96%) MS Exchange
5 8 (1.57%) nginx
6 5 (0.98%) Confluence
7 3 (0.59%) Apache
7 3 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.59%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.39%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.39%) CMS
8 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.39%) Jetty
8 2 (0.39%) Mongrel
8 2 (0.39%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.39%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.20%) Anypoint
Applications
1 6 (1.17%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 511 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 125 (24.46%) Amazon AWS
3 93 (18.20%) IaaS
4 90 (17.61%) PaaS
5 72 (14.09%) Office 365
6 50 (9.78%) Azure Active Directory
7 28 (5.48%) Azure Data Factory
8 23 (4.50%) SaaS
9 19 (3.72%) Google Cloud Platform
10 15 (2.94%) AWS CloudFormation
11 8 (1.57%) NuGet
12 7 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
13 6 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (1.17%) Serverless
14 5 (0.98%) OneDrive
14 5 (0.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 4 (0.78%) Data Lake Analytics
15 4 (0.78%) GitHub
16 3 (0.59%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 3 (0.59%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 41 (8.02%) Network Security
2 37 (7.24%) DNS
3 36 (7.05%) Firewall
4 25 (4.89%) VPN
5 21 (4.11%) DHCP
6 16 (3.13%) HTTP
7 15 (2.94%) Skype
8 13 (2.54%) TCP/IP
9 8 (1.57%) Remote Desktop
9 8 (1.57%) SAN
10 6 (1.17%) SSL
11 5 (0.98%) NAS
11 5 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (0.78%) FTP
12 4 (0.78%) Internet
12 4 (0.78%) LAN
12 4 (0.78%) WAN
13 3 (0.59%) VLAN
14 2 (0.39%) IPsec
14 2 (0.39%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (15.07%) SQL Server
2 28 (5.48%) Big Data
3 26 (5.09%) Data Warehouse
4 25 (4.89%) Data Lake
4 25 (4.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (4.50%) Hadoop
6 17 (3.33%) NoSQL
6 17 (3.33%) SQL Server 2014
7 16 (3.13%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 14 (2.74%) Relational Database
9 13 (2.54%) Power BI
10 12 (2.35%) Azure SQL Database
10 12 (2.35%) HDInsight
11 11 (2.15%) MongoDB
11 11 (2.15%) MySQL
12 10 (1.96%) SQL Server 2016
12 10 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 10 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 9 (1.76%) Cosmos DB
13 9 (1.76%) Redis
Development Applications
1 82 (16.05%) TeamCity
2 78 (15.26%) Jenkins
3 76 (14.87%) Visual Studio Team System
4 70 (13.70%) Git (software)
5 67 (13.11%) Octopus Deploy
6 54 (10.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 36 (7.05%) Visual Studio
8 17 (3.33%) Subversion
9 15 (2.94%) Bitbucket
10 11 (2.15%) JIRA
11 9 (1.76%) Artifactory
11 9 (1.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 9 (1.76%) Sonatype Nexus
12 5 (0.98%) Mercurial
12 5 (0.98%) Psake
12 5 (0.98%) tSQLt
12 5 (0.98%) Vagrant
13 4 (0.78%) Gerrit
13 4 (0.78%) GitLab
13 4 (0.78%) SpecFlow
General
1 72 (14.09%) Finance
2 19 (3.72%) Retail
3 11 (2.15%) Law
4 9 (1.76%) Banking
5 3 (0.59%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.39%) Digital Economy
6 2 (0.39%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.39%) Legal
7 1 (0.20%) Billing
7 1 (0.20%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.20%) Marketing
7 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (18.20%) .NET
2 71 (13.89%) JSON
3 25 (4.89%) REST
4 19 (3.72%) Web Services
5 14 (2.74%) .NET Framework
6 11 (2.15%) ASP.NET
6 11 (2.15%) Node.js
7 10 (1.96%) AngularJS
7 10 (1.96%) RESTful
8 9 (1.76%) React
9 8 (1.57%) .NET Core
9 8 (1.57%) CSS
9 8 (1.57%) Elastic Stack
10 7 (1.37%) HTML
11 6 (1.17%) Entity Framework
12 5 (0.98%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (0.98%) ASP.NET Web API
12 5 (0.98%) Kafka
12 5 (0.98%) OAuth
12 5 (0.98%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (5.09%) Data Centre
1 26 (5.09%) Hybrid Cloud
2 24 (4.70%) Greenfield Project
3 15 (2.94%) Public Cloud
4 13 (2.54%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (1.96%) Clustering
6 9 (1.76%) Computer Science
6 9 (1.76%) PKI
6 9 (1.76%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (1.57%) Fintech
7 8 (1.57%) Hedge funds
8 6 (1.17%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.78%) Blog
9 4 (0.78%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.59%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.59%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.39%) Enterprise Cloud
11 2 (0.39%) Internet of Things
11 2 (0.39%) User Experience
11 2 (0.39%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 170 (33.27%) Windows
2 110 (21.53%) Linux
3 64 (12.52%) Windows Server
4 25 (4.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (4.31%) Unix
6 19 (3.72%) Windows 10
7 16 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (1.57%) VMS
10 7 (1.37%) CentOS
11 5 (0.98%) Android
11 5 (0.98%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.98%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.59%) SUSE
12 3 (0.59%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.59%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.59%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.59%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.39%) CoreOS
13 2 (0.39%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (51.08%) DevOps
2 146 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 105 (20.55%) Continuous Integration
4 68 (13.31%) Migration
5 48 (9.39%) Continuous Delivery
6 45 (8.81%) Scrum
7 37 (7.24%) Configuration Management
7 37 (7.24%) Deployment Automation
7 37 (7.24%) Task Automation
8 33 (6.46%) Open Source
9 32 (6.26%) Microservices
10 30 (5.87%) Test Automation
11 29 (5.68%) Software Engineering
12 28 (5.48%) Business Intelligence
13 26 (5.09%) Analytics
13 26 (5.09%) E-Commerce
14 25 (4.89%) Problem-Solving
15 23 (4.50%) ETL
16 22 (4.31%) Continuous Deployment
16 22 (4.31%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 203 (39.73%) PowerShell
2 89 (17.42%) SQL
3 85 (16.63%) C#
4 61 (11.94%) Python
5 33 (6.46%) Java
6 30 (5.87%) Bash Shell
7 23 (4.50%) T-SQL
8 19 (3.72%) Ruby
9 13 (2.54%) JavaScript
9 13 (2.54%) Perl
10 8 (1.57%) R
11 5 (0.98%) PHP
11 5 (0.98%) Scala
11 5 (0.98%) TypeScript
12 3 (0.59%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.59%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.59%) U-SQL
12 3 (0.59%) VB
13 2 (0.39%) C
13 2 (0.39%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 33 (6.46%) Security Cleared
2 24 (4.70%) SC Cleared
3 14 (2.74%) Degree
4 10 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.17%) MCSE
7 5 (0.98%) BC Cleared
7 5 (0.98%) CTC Cleared
8 4 (0.78%) AWS Certification
8 4 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.78%) CCNA
8 4 (0.78%) CCNP
8 4 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.59%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.39%) CCSA
10 2 (0.39%) CISM
10 2 (0.39%) CISSP
10 2 (0.39%) MCP
10 2 (0.39%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 1 (0.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.15%) GCP
2 8 (1.57%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.98%) QA
4 3 (0.59%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.20%) GDPR
5 1 (0.20%) PMO
System Software
1 118 (23.09%) Active Directory
2 60 (11.74%) Docker
3 24 (4.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (4.31%) Hyper-V
5 21 (4.11%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (1.57%) vCloud
8 5 (0.98%) HDFS
9 4 (0.78%) vSphere
9 4 (0.78%) XenApp
10 3 (0.59%) BitLocker
10 3 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.39%) Postfix
11 2 (0.39%) Squid
11 2 (0.39%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.39%) Xen
11 2 (0.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 70 (13.70%) Ansible
2 67 (13.11%) Terraform
3 65 (12.72%) Puppet
4 54 (10.57%) Opscode Chef
5 41 (8.02%) Kubernetes
6 21 (4.11%) SCCM
7 13 (2.54%) Microsoft Intune
8 12 (2.35%) SCOM
9 8 (1.57%) Consul
10 6 (1.17%) Kibana
10 6 (1.17%) Salt
11 5 (0.98%) CA Single Sign-On
11 5 (0.98%) logstash
12 4 (0.78%) HAProxy
12 4 (0.78%) Prometheus
13 3 (0.59%) Nagios
13 3 (0.59%) NetBackup
13 3 (0.59%) SCOrch
13 3 (0.59%) WSUS
14 2 (0.39%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 182 (35.62%) Microsoft
2 45 (8.81%) VMware
3 19 (3.72%) Cisco
4 17 (3.33%) Red Hat
5 13 (2.54%) Citrix
5 13 (2.54%) Google
6 12 (2.35%) Oracle
7 9 (1.76%) ServiceNow
8 7 (1.37%) CA
8 7 (1.37%) SaltStack
9 5 (0.98%) Atlassian
9 5 (0.98%) IBM
9 5 (0.98%) SAP
9 5 (0.98%) Splunk
10 4 (0.78%) AppDynamics
10 4 (0.78%) Capita
10 4 (0.78%) Informatica
10 4 (0.78%) New Relic
10 4 (0.78%) Perforce
10 4 (0.78%) Sitecore