Period
to 15 November 2019

The median contractor rate for an Azure Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 November 2019.

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
15 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 244 362 548
Rank change year-on-year +118 +186 +209
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Engineer 907 725 374
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.08% 0.70% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 0.73% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 673 530 293
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £484
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.31% +4.09%
10th Percentile £400 £375 £320
90th Percentile £675 £638 £609
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +8.11% +8.82% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 2
UK median hourly rate £63.75 - £31.50
10th Percentile £35.00 - £20.65
90th Percentile £82.50 - £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £73.75 - £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 79,036 98,756 97,811
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.09% 94.79% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 51,747 65,177 64,429
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £256 £269 £262
90th Percentile £644 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,939 3,088 2,922
UK median hourly rate £19.71 £18.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.50% -3.74% +3.89%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.92
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £47.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +2.86% -2.78% +2.86%

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 15 November 2019.

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 15 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 15 November 2019. 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 +117 871 £525 +5.00% 147
London +100 462 £550 +4.76% 47
UK excluding London +139 439 £500 +8.11% 110
South East +122 173 £500 +11.11% 28
North of England +37 85 £500 +11.11% 35
Midlands +49 77 £500 +3.09% 24
West Midlands +53 62 £500 +3.09% 11
North West +40 60 £500 +5.26% 20
South West +19 54 £525 +18.31% 8
Scotland +37 20 £475 - 4
East of England +40 19 £446 +6.25% 6
Yorkshire +21 17 £500 +13.31% 12
East Midlands +25 15 £488 +2.63% 13
Wales +29 10 £450 -18.18% 6
North East +22 8 £360 -20.00% 3
Northern Ireland +4 1 - -

Azure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 November 2019, 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.

1 906 (99.89%) Azure
2 575 (63.40%) DevOps
3 323 (35.61%) PowerShell
4 289 (31.86%) Microsoft
5 228 (25.14%) Windows
6 203 (22.38%) Terraform
7 200 (22.05%) Agile Software Development
8 196 (21.61%) Kubernetes
9 193 (21.28%) SQL
10 183 (20.18%) AWS
11 177 (19.51%) Python
12 165 (18.19%) IaaS
13 164 (18.08%) Docker
14 162 (17.86%) Active Directory
15 155 (17.09%) PaaS
16 153 (16.87%) Visual Studio Team System
17 148 (16.32%) Ansible
18 144 (15.88%) Migration
19 140 (15.44%) Azure Active Directory
20 132 (14.55%) Linux
21 124 (13.67%) C#
22 123 (13.56%) Infrastructure as Code
23 116 (12.79%) .NET
24 105 (11.58%) Office 365
25 104 (11.47%) Finance
26 103 (11.36%) Analytics
27 94 (10.36%) Azure SQL Database
28 92 (10.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
29 89 (9.81%) Jenkins
30 85 (9.37%) Git (software)

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 25 (2.76%) Apache Spark
2 20 (2.21%) SharePoint
3 12 (1.32%) Confluence
3 12 (1.32%) Skype for Business
4 11 (1.21%) IIS
5 9 (0.99%) MS Exchange
6 8 (0.88%) Apache
7 6 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.33%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.33%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.22%) nginx
9 2 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.11%) Jetty
10 1 (0.11%) Mongrel
10 1 (0.11%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 24 (2.65%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.33%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.44%) Magento
2 1 (0.11%) FINCAD Analytics
2 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 906 (99.89%) Azure
2 183 (20.18%) AWS
3 165 (18.19%) IaaS
4 155 (17.09%) PaaS
5 140 (15.44%) Azure Active Directory
6 105 (11.58%) Office 365
7 80 (8.82%) Azure Data Factory
8 62 (6.84%) GCP
9 55 (6.06%) Power Platform
10 47 (5.18%) SaaS
11 43 (4.74%) Serverless
12 33 (3.64%) Azure Functions
13 32 (3.53%) GitHub
13 32 (3.53%) OpenShift
14 24 (2.65%) Azure Machine Learning
14 24 (2.65%) Cloud Computing
15 19 (2.09%) Azure Stack
16 14 (1.54%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 13 (1.43%) Amazon EKS
18 7 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 62 (6.84%) DNS
2 56 (6.17%) Firewall
3 44 (4.85%) VPN
4 34 (3.75%) TCP/IP
5 28 (3.09%) Internet
6 20 (2.21%) DHCP
7 19 (2.09%) SAN
8 17 (1.87%) Reverse Proxy
9 15 (1.65%) NAS
10 11 (1.21%) Skype
11 10 (1.10%) Network Security
11 10 (1.10%) WAN
12 6 (0.66%) IPsec
13 5 (0.55%) HTTP
13 5 (0.55%) VLAN
13 5 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
14 4 (0.44%) LAN
15 3 (0.33%) OpenVPN
15 3 (0.33%) OSPF
16 2 (0.22%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (10.36%) Azure SQL Database
2 79 (8.71%) SQL Server
3 75 (8.27%) Data Lake
4 54 (5.95%) Power BI
5 49 (5.40%) Big Data
6 48 (5.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 43 (4.74%) Data Warehouse
8 32 (3.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 24 (2.65%) Cosmos DB
10 23 (2.54%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 23 (2.54%) Relational Database
11 19 (2.09%) NoSQL
12 18 (1.98%) HDInsight
13 17 (1.87%) SQL Server 2014
14 16 (1.76%) SQL Server 2017
15 15 (1.65%) Hadoop
16 14 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 13 (1.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 13 (1.43%) Redis
18 10 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 153 (16.87%) Visual Studio Team System
2 89 (9.81%) Jenkins
3 85 (9.37%) Git (software)
4 62 (6.84%) Visual Studio
5 50 (5.51%) Team Foundation Server
6 46 (5.07%) TeamCity
7 39 (4.30%) JIRA
8 31 (3.42%) Octopus Deploy
9 15 (1.65%) Sonatype Nexus
10 12 (1.32%) Artifactory
10 12 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 12 (1.32%) CircleCI
10 12 (1.32%) Subversion
11 9 (0.99%) Bitbucket
11 9 (0.99%) GitLab
12 6 (0.66%) Travis CI
13 5 (0.55%) Chocolatey
13 5 (0.55%) CruiseControl
13 5 (0.55%) ReSharper
13 5 (0.55%) Selenium
General
1 104 (11.47%) Finance
2 42 (4.63%) Banking
3 25 (2.76%) Public Sector
4 11 (1.21%) Retail
5 10 (1.10%) Telecoms
6 9 (0.99%) Manufacturing
7 8 (0.88%) Investment Banking
8 7 (0.77%) Marketing
9 6 (0.66%) Billing
10 5 (0.55%) Law
10 5 (0.55%) Legal
10 5 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.55%) Publishing
11 4 (0.44%) Electronics
12 3 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.22%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.22%) German Language
14 1 (0.11%) Advertising
14 1 (0.11%) Automotive
14 1 (0.11%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (12.79%) .NET
2 62 (6.84%) JSON
3 37 (4.08%) Web Services
4 25 (2.76%) ADO
5 17 (1.87%) Node.js
6 16 (1.76%) .NET Core
7 15 (1.65%) Kafka
8 14 (1.54%) PySpark
9 13 (1.43%) .NET Framework
9 13 (1.43%) REST
10 7 (0.77%) XML
10 7 (0.77%) YAML
11 6 (0.66%) AngularJS
11 6 (0.66%) CSS
11 6 (0.66%) HTML
11 6 (0.66%) jQuery
11 6 (0.66%) MDX
12 5 (0.55%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (0.55%) RESTful
12 5 (0.55%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 58 (6.39%) Public Cloud
2 51 (5.62%) Greenfield Project
3 43 (4.74%) Enterprise Software
4 32 (3.53%) Data Centre
5 21 (2.32%) Cloud Native
6 20 (2.21%) Replication
7 18 (1.98%) Hybrid Cloud
7 18 (1.98%) Linux Command Line
8 14 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
9 13 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
10 11 (1.21%) Clustering
11 6 (0.66%) Enterprise Storage
11 6 (0.66%) PKI
12 5 (0.55%) Social Media
12 5 (0.55%) Virtual Team
13 4 (0.44%) Data Structures
13 4 (0.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 4 (0.44%) Mobile App
14 3 (0.33%) iPad
15 2 (0.22%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 228 (25.14%) Windows
2 132 (14.55%) Linux
3 68 (7.50%) Windows Server
4 37 (4.08%) Windows 10
5 26 (2.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (1.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (1.87%) VMS
8 15 (1.65%) Unix
9 14 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (1.43%) CentOS
11 12 (1.32%) Android
12 10 (1.10%) Apple iOS
12 10 (1.10%) CoreOS
13 4 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.22%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.22%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.11%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.11%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 575 (63.40%) DevOps
2 200 (22.05%) Agile Software Development
3 144 (15.88%) Migration
4 123 (13.56%) Infrastructure as Code
5 103 (11.36%) Analytics
6 92 (10.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 76 (8.38%) Continuous Integration
8 75 (8.27%) Microservices
9 74 (8.16%) Test Automation
10 70 (7.72%) Business Intelligence
11 59 (6.50%) Disaster Recovery
12 50 (5.51%) Configuration Management
12 50 (5.51%) Software Engineering
13 45 (4.96%) Scrum
14 44 (4.85%) Machine Learning
15 40 (4.41%) Continuous Delivery
16 35 (3.86%) Data Science
17 31 (3.42%) Infrastructure Automation
17 31 (3.42%) Mentoring
17 31 (3.42%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 323 (35.61%) PowerShell
2 193 (21.28%) SQL
3 177 (19.51%) Python
4 124 (13.67%) C#
5 47 (5.18%) Bash Shell
6 45 (4.96%) Java
7 24 (2.65%) JavaScript
8 19 (2.09%) Go
9 16 (1.76%) Ruby
9 16 (1.76%) T-SQL
10 15 (1.65%) Scala
11 11 (1.21%) VB
12 10 (1.10%) Perl
12 10 (1.10%) Rust
13 9 (0.99%) Shell Script
14 8 (0.88%) C++
15 7 (0.77%) R
16 4 (0.44%) C
16 4 (0.44%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 4 (0.44%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 42 (4.63%) Security Cleared
2 37 (4.08%) SC Cleared
3 22 (2.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (2.09%) Degree
5 7 (0.77%) MCSA
5 7 (0.77%) MCSE
6 5 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.33%) RHCE
9 2 (0.22%) CCNA
9 2 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.22%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.22%) MCP
9 2 (0.22%) RHCSA
10 1 (0.11%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.11%) CCDP
10 1 (0.11%) CCNP
10 1 (0.11%) ISEB
10 1 (0.11%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.11%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.21%) SLA
2 10 (1.10%) GDPR
3 9 (0.99%) QA
4 6 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.44%) NCSC
6 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.11%) PMO
System Software
1 164 (18.08%) Docker
2 162 (17.86%) Active Directory
3 46 (5.07%) Virtual Machines
4 43 (4.74%) VMware Infrastructure
5 24 (2.65%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.77%) vSphere
7 5 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.44%) LXC
8 4 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.22%) PowerDNS
9 2 (0.22%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.22%) XenApp
10 1 (0.11%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.11%) HDFS
10 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 203 (22.38%) Terraform
2 196 (21.61%) Kubernetes
3 148 (16.32%) Ansible
4 76 (8.38%) Puppet
5 54 (5.95%) Microsoft Intune
6 48 (5.29%) Opscode Chef
7 34 (3.75%) SCCM
8 17 (1.87%) Single Sign-On
9 12 (1.32%) Packer
9 12 (1.32%) SCOM
10 3 (0.33%) FreeIPA
10 3 (0.33%) Grafana
10 3 (0.33%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.33%) Prometheus
10 3 (0.33%) Salt
10 3 (0.33%) vCenter Server
11 2 (0.22%) Jamf Pro
11 2 (0.22%) Mesos
11 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 2 (0.22%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 289 (31.86%) Microsoft
2 82 (9.04%) Databricks
3 55 (6.06%) VMware
4 22 (2.43%) Cisco
4 22 (2.43%) Splunk
5 21 (2.32%) Oracle
6 19 (2.09%) Citrix
7 18 (1.98%) Google
8 15 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
8 15 (1.65%) Tableau
9 14 (1.54%) Red Hat
10 11 (1.21%) SAP
11 10 (1.10%) Confluent
11 10 (1.10%) Veracode
12 9 (0.99%) Zscaler
13 7 (0.77%) Alteryx
13 7 (0.77%) Informatica
13 7 (0.77%) Proofpoint
14 6 (0.66%) StreamSets
15 5 (0.55%) Meraki