Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Azure Engineer was £484 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 526 717 842
Rank change year-on-year +191 +125 +10
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Engineer 375 164 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.16% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.17% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 120 31
UK median daily rate £484 £470 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.98% +38.24% -24.44%
10th Percentile £320 £331 £255
90th Percentile £625 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £313
% change year-on-year -5.56% +44.00% -25.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
UK median hourly rate £31.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £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 97749 99240 107788
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64477 64699 68564
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2920 3284 4118
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.03 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +0.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly 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 21 November 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 +192 366 £484 +4.09% 55
London +72 195 £500 +5.26% 32
UK excluding London +133 177 £425 -5.56% 23
South East +60 84 £450 -3.23% 10
Midlands +54 43 £400 -5.88% 4
North of England +69 37 £475 +5.56% 8
West Midlands +47 30 £400 -15.79% 4
Yorkshire +30 18 £425 -17.07% 1
North West +24 11 £525 +16.67% 6
East Midlands +7 11 £360 -7.10%
North East - 8 £413 - 1
Scotland -2 6 £450 -10.00%
South West -5 6 £425 +6.25% 1
East of England -2 4 £390 -5.45%

Azure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 375 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 180 (48.00%) DevOps
3 173 (46.13%) Windows
4 168 (44.80%) Microsoft
5 165 (44.00%) PowerShell
6 110 (29.33%) Amazon AWS
7 89 (23.73%) Linux
8 86 (22.93%) Agile Software Development
9 81 (21.60%) .NET
9 81 (21.60%) IaaS
10 79 (21.07%) Continuous Integration
11 75 (20.00%) Active Directory
12 74 (19.73%) Octopus Deploy
13 72 (19.20%) TeamCity
14 69 (18.40%) PaaS
15 66 (17.60%) Jenkins
15 66 (17.60%) Windows Server
16 64 (17.07%) Git (software)
17 60 (16.00%) Configuration Management
18 54 (14.40%) Office 365
19 53 (14.13%) Opscode Chef
19 53 (14.13%) Ansible
20 52 (13.87%) Puppet
20 52 (13.87%) Team Foundation Server
20 52 (13.87%) SQL Server
21 51 (13.60%) Python
21 51 (13.60%) VMware
21 51 (13.60%) Continuous Delivery
22 44 (11.73%) C#
22 44 (11.73%) SQL

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 30 (8.00%) OpenStack
2 23 (6.13%) Confluence
3 11 (2.93%) SharePoint
4 10 (2.67%) IIS
5 9 (2.40%) Skype for Business
6 7 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (1.33%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.80%) Apache
8 3 (0.80%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.53%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.53%) CMS
9 2 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.27%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.27%) JBoss
10 1 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (2.93%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 375 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 110 (29.33%) Amazon AWS
3 81 (21.60%) IaaS
4 69 (18.40%) PaaS
5 54 (14.40%) Office 365
6 27 (7.20%) Azure Active Directory
7 21 (5.60%) SaaS
8 12 (3.20%) OpenShift
9 9 (2.40%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (1.33%) GitHub
12 3 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.80%) Heroku
13 2 (0.53%) Azure Data Factory
13 2 (0.53%) Azure Machine Learning
13 2 (0.53%) Serverless
14 1 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 1 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
14 1 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
14 1 (0.27%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 31 (8.27%) DNS
2 26 (6.93%) Firewall
3 18 (4.80%) WAN
4 17 (4.53%) LAN
5 16 (4.27%) VPN
6 11 (2.93%) Wi-Fi
7 10 (2.67%) Skype
8 9 (2.40%) Network Security
9 7 (1.87%) DHCP
10 5 (1.33%) VLAN
11 4 (1.07%) Reverse Proxy
11 4 (1.07%) SAN
11 4 (1.07%) TCP/IP
11 4 (1.07%) VoIP
11 4 (1.07%) Wireless
12 3 (0.80%) HTTP
12 3 (0.80%) LDAP
12 3 (0.80%) MPLS
12 3 (0.80%) SSL
13 2 (0.53%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (13.87%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.53%) Azure SQL Database
3 14 (3.73%) NoSQL
4 6 (1.60%) Big Data
4 6 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (1.33%) Hadoop
5 5 (1.33%) MySQL
5 5 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.07%) HDInsight
6 4 (1.07%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.07%) Power BI
7 3 (0.80%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.53%) Data Lake
8 2 (0.53%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.27%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.27%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.27%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 74 (19.73%) Octopus Deploy
2 72 (19.20%) TeamCity
3 66 (17.60%) Jenkins
4 64 (17.07%) Git (software)
5 52 (13.87%) Team Foundation Server
6 35 (9.33%) Visual Studio Team System
7 32 (8.53%) JIRA
8 24 (6.40%) Visual Studio
9 15 (4.00%) NuGet
10 14 (3.73%) Artifactory
11 9 (2.40%) Subversion
12 6 (1.60%) Gerrit
12 6 (1.60%) GitLab
13 5 (1.33%) Maven
14 4 (1.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 3 (0.80%) Bitbucket
15 3 (0.80%) Selenium
15 3 (0.80%) Vagrant
16 2 (0.53%) Cucumber
16 2 (0.53%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 40 (10.67%) Finance
2 11 (2.93%) Retail
3 8 (2.13%) Banking
4 5 (1.33%) Electronics
4 5 (1.33%) French Language
4 5 (1.33%) German Language
4 5 (1.33%) Italian Language
4 5 (1.33%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.33%) Marketing
4 5 (1.33%) Spanish Language
4 5 (1.33%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.07%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.07%) Law
6 3 (0.80%) Back Office
6 3 (0.80%) Games
7 1 (0.27%) Advertising
7 1 (0.27%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (21.60%) .NET
2 21 (5.60%) JSON
3 20 (5.33%) Web Services
4 11 (2.93%) AngularJS
5 10 (2.67%) Angular 2
6 8 (2.13%) REST
7 6 (1.60%) Elastic Stack
7 6 (1.60%) RESTful
7 6 (1.60%) SAML
8 5 (1.33%) ASP.NET
8 5 (1.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (1.33%) CSS
9 4 (1.07%) .NET Framework
9 4 (1.07%) HTML
10 3 (0.80%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (0.80%) WCF
11 2 (0.53%) jQuery
12 1 (0.27%) Software Packaging
12 1 (0.27%) WF
12 1 (0.27%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 27 (7.20%) Public Cloud
2 25 (6.67%) Data Centre
3 23 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (5.33%) Hybrid Cloud
5 16 (4.27%) Virtual Team
6 15 (4.00%) Private Cloud
7 10 (2.67%) Enterprise Cloud
8 8 (2.13%) Computer Science
8 8 (2.13%) Fintech
8 8 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (1.60%) PKI
10 4 (1.07%) Replication
11 3 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.80%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.80%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.53%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (0.53%) Robotics
12 2 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
13 1 (0.27%) Algorithms
13 1 (0.27%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 173 (46.13%) Windows
2 89 (23.73%) Linux
3 66 (17.60%) Windows Server
4 20 (5.33%) Unix
4 20 (5.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (4.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (2.40%) Windows 10
7 9 (2.40%) Windows 7
8 8 (2.13%) CentOS
9 7 (1.87%) VMS
10 4 (1.07%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.53%) Android
12 2 (0.53%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.53%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.53%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.53%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.27%) AIX
13 1 (0.27%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (48.00%) DevOps
2 86 (22.93%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (21.07%) Continuous Integration
4 60 (16.00%) Configuration Management
5 51 (13.60%) Continuous Delivery
6 42 (11.20%) Migration
7 30 (8.00%) Software Engineering
7 30 (8.00%) Test Automation
8 29 (7.73%) E-Commerce
9 28 (7.47%) Scrum
10 19 (5.07%) Release Management
10 19 (5.07%) Service Delivery
11 18 (4.80%) Continuous Deployment
11 18 (4.80%) Open Source
12 16 (4.27%) ITIL
13 15 (4.00%) Mentoring
14 14 (3.73%) TDD
14 14 (3.73%) Use Case
15 13 (3.47%) Business Intelligence
16 12 (3.20%) OO
Programming Languages
1 165 (44.00%) PowerShell
2 51 (13.60%) Python
3 44 (11.73%) C#
3 44 (11.73%) SQL
4 28 (7.47%) Ruby
5 19 (5.07%) Java
6 15 (4.00%) Bash Shell
7 11 (2.93%) Shell Script
8 5 (1.33%) JavaScript
9 4 (1.07%) Go
9 4 (1.07%) PHP
9 4 (1.07%) VB
10 3 (0.80%) Perl
10 3 (0.80%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.27%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 15 (4.00%) Degree
2 14 (3.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (2.13%) MCSE
3 8 (2.13%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.13%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.53%) CCNP
5 2 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.53%) MCSA
5 2 (0.53%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 2 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.27%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.27%) CCIE
6 1 (0.27%) MCITP
6 1 (0.27%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.87%) QA
2 3 (0.80%) GCP
3 2 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.53%) SLA
4 1 (0.27%) PMO
System Software
1 75 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 41 (10.93%) Docker
3 25 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (6.13%) vCloud
5 15 (4.00%) Hyper-V
6 10 (2.67%) Gluster
7 9 (2.40%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (2.13%) XenApp
9 3 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.53%) vSphere
10 2 (0.53%) Xen
11 1 (0.27%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.27%) OpenAM
11 1 (0.27%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.27%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 53 (14.13%) Ansible
1 53 (14.13%) Opscode Chef
2 52 (13.87%) Puppet
3 14 (3.73%) Kubernetes
4 13 (3.47%) SCOM
5 10 (2.67%) SCCM
6 8 (2.13%) Terraform
7 6 (1.60%) ZABBIX
8 5 (1.33%) Nagios
8 5 (1.33%) WSUS
9 4 (1.07%) Failover Clustering
9 4 (1.07%) Graphite
10 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Intune
10 3 (0.80%) Opsview
10 3 (0.80%) Rundeck
11 2 (0.53%) NetBackup
12 1 (0.27%) AirWatch
12 1 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
12 1 (0.27%) Ganglia
12 1 (0.27%) StatsD
Vendors
1 168 (44.80%) Microsoft
2 51 (13.60%) VMware
3 16 (4.27%) Atlassian
4 13 (3.47%) CheckPoint
4 13 (3.47%) Cisco
5 12 (3.20%) Red Hat
6 11 (2.93%) Citrix
7 7 (1.87%) Meraki
8 6 (1.60%) Barracuda Networks
9 5 (1.33%) Dell
9 5 (1.33%) SAP
9 5 (1.33%) Veeam
10 4 (1.07%) Mercator
11 3 (0.80%) BMC
11 3 (0.80%) F5
11 3 (0.80%) Juniper
11 3 (0.80%) Rackspace
11 3 (0.80%) Remedy
12 2 (0.53%) Sitecore
12 2 (0.53%) Splunk