Period
to

The median contractor rate for an Azure Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 May 2022.

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 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 150 131 246
Rank change year-on-year -19 +115 +23
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Engineer 1,571 1,173 508
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.79% 2.01% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.93% 2.17% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,142 946 362
10th Percentile £413 £394 £375
25th Percentile £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £518 £500
Median % change year-on-year +6.28% +3.50% -0.99%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £567
90th Percentile £775 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £475 £488
% change year-on-year +10.53% -2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 2
10th Percentile - - £21.73
25th Percentile - - £26.94
Median hourly rate £78.75 £25.00 £35.75
Median % change year-on-year +215.00% -30.07% +14.40%
75th Percentile - £39.06 £44.44
90th Percentile - £61.88 £49.58
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £25.00 £35.75
% change year-on-year - -30.07% +186.00%

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 81,598 54,131 45,134
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.18% 92.83% 93.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,405 37,088 29,934
10th Percentile £313 £293 £248
25th Percentile £425 £388 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £480 £468
Median % change year-on-year +9.38% +2.56% -0.95%
75th Percentile £638 £583 £575
90th Percentile £738 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +11.76% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,975 1,697 1,658
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £11.53
25th Percentile £15.75 £14.50 £14.11
Median hourly rate £23.91 £22.00 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year +8.68% +15.79% +5.56%
75th Percentile £49.25 £44.50 £38.75
90th Percentile £65.00 £56.90 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.95 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.57% +5.25% +2.86%

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 24 May 2022.

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 17 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 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -9 1,207 £552 +10.40% 167
Work from Home -34 897 £550 +4.76% 74
London -4 735 £575 +12.20% 91
UK excluding London -15 392 £525 +10.53% 86
South East -24 121 £524 +4.80% 18
North of England -21 104 £525 +5.00% 19
Midlands -26 63 £525 +21.74% 21
West Midlands -15 55 £525 +20.00% 14
North West -12 52 £525 +5.00% 10
Yorkshire -13 47 £540 +18.36% 7
South West -37 40 £550 +15.79% 8
Scotland +16 39 £519 +15.22% 8
East of England -25 17 £450 - 10
East Midlands -35 8 £575 +33.33% 7
North East -12 7 £628 +1.21% 2
Wales -15 7 £500 -5.88% 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £525 - 1

Azure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 2022, Azure Engineer contract jobs required the following 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 1,571 (100.00%) Azure
2 930 (59.20%) DevOps
3 697 (44.37%) Terraform
4 596 (37.94%) CI/CD
5 512 (32.59%) Microsoft
6 431 (27.43%) Kubernetes
7 429 (27.31%) PowerShell
8 423 (26.93%) Python
9 352 (22.41%) Agile
10 338 (21.51%) SQL
11 284 (18.08%) Infrastructure as Code
12 274 (17.44%) Databricks
13 269 (17.12%) PaaS
14 258 (16.42%) Docker
15 256 (16.30%) Finance
16 233 (14.83%) Azure Data Factory
17 230 (14.64%) Windows
18 225 (14.32%) Social Skills
19 223 (14.19%) Analytics
20 197 (12.54%) Data Lake
20 197 (12.54%) Active Directory
21 187 (11.90%) IaaS
22 186 (11.84%) Ansible
22 186 (11.84%) AWS
23 173 (11.01%) Migration
24 168 (10.69%) Linux
25 163 (10.38%) Jenkins
26 158 (10.06%) Power Platform
27 156 (9.93%) Business Intelligence
27 156 (9.93%) Bash

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 79 (5.03%) Apache Spark
2 52 (3.31%) SharePoint
3 31 (1.97%) Apache
4 25 (1.59%) Confluence
5 20 (1.27%) MS Exchange
6 15 (0.95%) IIS
7 13 (0.83%) Skype for Business
8 8 (0.51%) CMS
8 8 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (0.38%) Apache Airflow
9 6 (0.38%) NServiceBus
9 6 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (0.25%) Luigi
10 4 (0.25%) nginx
10 4 (0.25%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.19%) Drupal
11 3 (0.19%) GlassFish
11 3 (0.19%) JBoss
11 3 (0.19%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 23 (1.46%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.45%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.064%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 19 (1.21%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.064%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.064%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.064%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.064%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.064%) SystmOne
3 1 (0.064%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1,571 (100.00%) Azure
2 269 (17.12%) PaaS
3 233 (14.83%) Azure Data Factory
4 187 (11.90%) IaaS
5 186 (11.84%) AWS
6 158 (10.06%) Power Platform
7 148 (9.42%) Azure Active Directory
8 138 (8.78%) Microsoft 365
9 127 (8.08%) GitHub
10 116 (7.38%) Azure Synapse Analytics
11 114 (7.26%) Serverless
12 112 (7.13%) Azure Monitor
13 75 (4.77%) Azure Functions
14 68 (4.33%) SaaS
15 62 (3.95%) Azure Cosmos DB
16 56 (3.56%) AWS CloudFormation
17 55 (3.50%) Azure Key Vault
18 53 (3.37%) GitHub Actions
19 52 (3.31%) Azure Sentinel
20 48 (3.06%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 135 (8.59%) Firewall
2 73 (4.65%) DNS
3 47 (2.99%) Network Security
4 30 (1.91%) DHCP
4 30 (1.91%) WAN
5 29 (1.85%) VPN
6 20 (1.27%) HTTP
7 18 (1.15%) LAN
8 17 (1.08%) SSH
9 15 (0.95%) FTP
9 15 (0.95%) SAN
10 14 (0.89%) Skype
11 13 (0.83%) SMTP
12 11 (0.70%) SSL
13 10 (0.64%) MPLS
13 10 (0.64%) SD-WAN
14 9 (0.57%) TCP/IP
14 9 (0.57%) VLAN
15 8 (0.51%) BGP
16 6 (0.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 197 (12.54%) Data Lake
2 155 (9.87%) SQL Server
3 134 (8.53%) Power BI
4 114 (7.26%) Azure SQL Database
5 98 (6.24%) Big Data
5 98 (6.24%) Data Warehouse
6 49 (3.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 38 (2.42%) PostgreSQL
8 33 (2.10%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 33 (2.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 32 (2.04%) Relational Database
10 31 (1.97%) Power Query
11 28 (1.78%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 28 (1.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 27 (1.72%) NoSQL
13 26 (1.65%) Hadoop
14 25 (1.59%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
15 22 (1.40%) Oracle Database
16 18 (1.15%) Metadata
17 17 (1.08%) Redis
Development Applications
1 163 (10.38%) Jenkins
2 148 (9.42%) Git (software)
3 74 (4.71%) GitLab
4 72 (4.58%) JIRA
5 38 (2.42%) TeamCity
6 36 (2.29%) Maven
7 31 (1.97%) SonarQube
8 30 (1.91%) Gradle
9 24 (1.53%) Visual Studio
10 22 (1.40%) Visual Studio Team System
11 19 (1.21%) Octopus Deploy
12 17 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
13 16 (1.02%) Subversion
14 13 (0.83%) MSTest
15 10 (0.64%) Bitbucket
15 10 (0.64%) Postman
16 8 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 8 (0.51%) MSI
16 8 (0.51%) Selenium
17 7 (0.45%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 256 (16.30%) Finance
2 225 (14.32%) Social Skills
3 117 (7.45%) Public Sector
4 83 (5.28%) Banking
5 63 (4.01%) Retail
6 59 (3.76%) Analytical Skills
7 34 (2.16%) Marketing
8 27 (1.72%) Telecoms
9 23 (1.46%) Electronics
10 21 (1.34%) Manufacturing
11 19 (1.21%) Financial Institution
12 17 (1.08%) Documentation Skills
12 17 (1.08%) Law
12 17 (1.08%) Legal
13 16 (1.02%) Presentation Skills
14 11 (0.70%) Billing
15 10 (0.64%) Advertising
15 10 (0.64%) Investment Banking
15 10 (0.64%) Organisational Skills
16 9 (0.57%) Inclusion and Diversity
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (7.70%) ARM Templates
2 103 (6.56%) .NET
3 84 (5.35%) YAML
4 58 (3.69%) JSON
5 44 (2.80%) Kafka
5 44 (2.80%) PySpark
6 24 (1.53%) ASP.NET
7 23 (1.46%) RabbitMQ
8 22 (1.40%) Node.js
9 20 (1.27%) .NET Core
9 20 (1.27%) ADO
10 18 (1.15%) .NET Framework
11 17 (1.08%) REST
11 17 (1.08%) Spark Streaming
12 16 (1.02%) HTML
12 16 (1.02%) RESTful
13 15 (0.95%) CSS
13 15 (0.95%) Elastic Stack
14 14 (0.89%) AngularJS
15 13 (0.83%) Azure Blueprints
Miscellaneous
1 114 (7.26%) Public Cloud
2 95 (6.05%) Data Protection Act
3 49 (3.12%) Cloud Native
4 41 (2.61%) Greenfield Project
5 35 (2.23%) Data Structures
6 30 (1.91%) Self-Motivation
7 28 (1.78%) Linux Command Line
8 25 (1.59%) Data Centre
9 24 (1.53%) Management Information System
10 22 (1.40%) Hybrid Cloud
11 21 (1.34%) Enterprise Cloud
12 20 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
13 19 (1.21%) PKI
14 14 (0.89%) Replication
15 13 (0.83%) Hedge funds
15 13 (0.83%) IoT
15 13 (0.83%) User Experience
16 11 (0.70%) Renewable Energy
17 10 (0.64%) Algorithms
18 9 (0.57%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 230 (14.64%) Windows
2 168 (10.69%) Linux
3 75 (4.77%) Windows Server
4 28 (1.78%) Windows Server 2019
5 27 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 27 (1.72%) VMS
6 21 (1.34%) Unix
7 17 (1.08%) Windows Server 2016
8 14 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (0.64%) Windows 10
11 9 (0.57%) Apple iOS
12 8 (0.51%) Android
12 8 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (0.45%) CentOS
14 5 (0.32%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.19%) Alpine Linux
15 3 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.064%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.064%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 930 (59.20%) DevOps
2 596 (37.94%) CI/CD
3 352 (22.41%) Agile
4 284 (18.08%) Infrastructure as Code
5 223 (14.19%) Analytics
6 173 (11.01%) Migration
7 156 (9.93%) Business Intelligence
8 142 (9.04%) Scrum
9 137 (8.72%) Platform Engineering
10 130 (8.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 118 (7.51%) Problem-Solving
12 117 (7.45%) Data Protection
13 97 (6.17%) Data Engineering
14 94 (5.98%) ETL
14 94 (5.98%) Test Automation
15 81 (5.16%) Log Analytics
16 80 (5.09%) Microservices
17 72 (4.58%) Data Pipeline
17 72 (4.58%) ITIL
18 70 (4.46%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 429 (27.31%) PowerShell
2 423 (26.93%) Python
3 338 (21.51%) SQL
4 156 (9.93%) Bash
5 134 (8.53%) C#
6 95 (6.05%) Java
7 56 (3.56%) JavaScript
8 28 (1.78%) Scala
9 27 (1.72%) TypeScript
10 25 (1.59%) Bicep
11 23 (1.46%) Go
12 20 (1.27%) T-SQL
13 15 (0.95%) Ruby
14 13 (0.83%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 13 (0.83%) PHP
15 9 (0.57%) Groovy
15 9 (0.57%) R
16 8 (0.51%) Shell Script
17 6 (0.38%) Perl
17 6 (0.38%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 150 (9.55%) Security Cleared
2 129 (8.21%) SC Cleared
3 29 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 28 (1.78%) Degree
5 16 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
6 14 (0.89%) DV Cleared
7 10 (0.64%) MCSE
8 8 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (0.45%) CISSP
9 7 (0.45%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (0.38%) AWS Certification
10 6 (0.38%) CCNA
11 5 (0.32%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.19%) PMP
13 2 (0.13%) CCNP
13 2 (0.13%) CEH
14 1 (0.064%) MCSA
14 1 (0.064%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (2.74%) QA
2 32 (2.04%) SLA
3 24 (1.53%) Data Quality
4 15 (0.95%) GDPR
5 12 (0.76%) NIST
6 7 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.25%) NCSC
8 3 (0.19%) Accessibility
9 2 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.13%) ISO 22301
9 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.064%) COBIT
10 1 (0.064%) GLBA
10 1 (0.064%) HL7
10 1 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.064%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 258 (16.42%) Docker
2 197 (12.54%) Active Directory
3 75 (4.77%) Virtual Machines
4 37 (2.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 35 (2.23%) Hyper-V
6 31 (1.97%) Virtual Desktop
7 12 (0.76%) NFS
8 8 (0.51%) vSphere
9 3 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.19%) Xen
10 2 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.13%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.13%) HDFS
10 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.064%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.064%) XenApp
11 1 (0.064%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 697 (44.37%) Terraform
2 431 (27.43%) Kubernetes
3 186 (11.84%) Ansible
4 61 (3.88%) Puppet
5 55 (3.50%) Microsoft Intune
6 30 (1.91%) Grafana
7 29 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
8 21 (1.34%) Single Sign-On
9 20 (1.27%) Istio
10 19 (1.21%) SCCM
11 17 (1.08%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 17 (1.08%) Prometheus
12 16 (1.02%) Docker Swarm
12 16 (1.02%) Packer
13 9 (0.57%) FortiGate
14 8 (0.51%) Rancher
15 4 (0.25%) Argo
15 4 (0.25%) SCOM
16 3 (0.19%) McAfee ePO
16 3 (0.19%) WSUS
Vendors
1 512 (32.59%) Microsoft
2 274 (17.44%) Databricks
3 62 (3.95%) VMware
4 42 (2.67%) Oracle
5 33 (2.10%) SAP
6 30 (1.91%) ServiceNow
7 28 (1.78%) Cisco
8 27 (1.72%) Citrix
9 23 (1.46%) Palo Alto
10 22 (1.40%) Red Hat
11 20 (1.27%) Google
12 18 (1.15%) Splunk
13 17 (1.08%) NetApp
14 13 (0.83%) Meraki
15 12 (0.76%) New Relic
16 10 (0.64%) Okta
16 10 (0.64%) Sophos
17 9 (0.57%) F5
17 9 (0.57%) Thales
18 8 (0.51%) CyberArk