Period
to 27 November 2020

The median contractor rate for an Azure Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 27 November 2020.

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
27 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 151 244 356
Rank change year-on-year +93 +112 +180
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Engineer 630 911 761
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.71% 1.11% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.85% 1.18% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 603 700 559
Median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +3.31%
10th Percentile £375 £400 £375
90th Percentile £644 £675 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £60.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.67% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £73.75 -

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 33,993 77,499 98,658
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.38% 94.03% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,243 50,625 65,212
Median daily rate £463 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.54% +2.22% -
10th Percentile £256 £250 £270
90th Percentile £650 £644 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,468 2,950 3,085
Median hourly rate £30.00 £19.82 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.38% +10.10% -2.70%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £56.25 £52.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.16 £17.50
% change year-on-year +23.90% +3.77% -

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 27 November 2020.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Azure Engineer over the 6 months to 27 November 2020.

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 27 November 2020. 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 +28 423 £488 -7.14% 156
Work from Home +24 288 £525 +16.67% 39
London +27 243 £500 -9.09% 47
UK excluding London +56 175 £450 -10.00% 131
South East +58 52 £481 -3.75% 21
North of England +78 48 £500 - 43
South West +77 26 £413 -21.43% 8
North West +41 26 £503 +0.50% 21
Midlands +28 26 £425 -15.00% 29
Yorkshire +62 18 £450 -4.00% 17
West Midlands +21 18 £438 -12.50% 16
Scotland +51 9 £400 -17.95% 16
East of England +70 7 £379 -19.63% 8
East Midlands +43 7 £393 -17.37% 11
Wales +34 7 £525 +16.67% 5
North East +38 5 £450 +26.76% 5

Azure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 November 2020, 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.

1 630 (100.00%) Azure
2 439 (69.68%) DevOps
3 248 (39.37%) Terraform
4 183 (29.05%) Microsoft
5 175 (27.78%) PowerShell
6 166 (26.35%) SQL
7 150 (23.81%) Kubernetes
8 148 (23.49%) Python
9 131 (20.79%) Windows
9 131 (20.79%) Agile Software Development
10 127 (20.16%) Infrastructure as Code
11 104 (16.51%) Databricks
11 104 (16.51%) Azure SQL Database
12 97 (15.40%) Active Directory
13 94 (14.92%) Ansible
14 93 (14.76%) Git (software)
15 91 (14.44%) Azure Data Factory
16 89 (14.13%) PaaS
17 88 (13.97%) Linux
18 87 (13.81%) Test Automation
19 84 (13.33%) Docker
20 79 (12.54%) Finance
21 74 (11.75%) Security Cleared
21 74 (11.75%) C#
22 73 (11.59%) SC Cleared
23 72 (11.43%) SQL Server
24 66 (10.48%) Serverless
25 65 (10.32%) Business Intelligence
26 64 (10.16%) Migration
27 63 (10.00%) IaaS

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 26 (4.13%) Apache Spark
2 12 (1.90%) SAS
2 12 (1.90%) SharePoint
3 6 (0.95%) Skype for Business
4 4 (0.63%) nginx
5 3 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (0.48%) IIS
5 3 (0.48%) MQSeries
5 3 (0.48%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.32%) Apache
6 2 (0.32%) Apache Airflow
6 2 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.32%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.32%) Predix
6 2 (0.32%) ThingWorx
7 1 (0.16%) Confluence
7 1 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.16%) Luigi
7 1 (0.16%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (0.48%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (0.79%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.48%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.32%) Aligne
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.16%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 630 (100.00%) Azure
2 91 (14.44%) Azure Data Factory
3 89 (14.13%) PaaS
4 66 (10.48%) Serverless
5 63 (10.00%) IaaS
6 60 (9.52%) Azure Active Directory
7 58 (9.21%) AWS
8 57 (9.05%) Azure Functions
9 48 (7.62%) Office 365
9 48 (7.62%) Power Platform
10 39 (6.19%) Logic Apps
11 22 (3.49%) GitHub
12 19 (3.02%) Power Automate
13 18 (2.86%) PowerApps
14 15 (2.38%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 15 (2.38%) OpenShift
15 14 (2.22%) GCP
16 13 (2.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 13 (2.06%) Azure Stack
17 12 (1.90%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 60 (9.52%) Firewall
2 47 (7.46%) DNS
3 22 (3.49%) VPN
4 18 (2.86%) Network Security
5 17 (2.70%) WAN
6 12 (1.90%) DHCP
7 9 (1.43%) LAN
7 9 (1.43%) Reverse Proxy
8 7 (1.11%) SAN
9 6 (0.95%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (0.95%) SNMP
10 5 (0.79%) SSL
10 5 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (0.63%) Internet
11 4 (0.63%) Remote Desktop
11 4 (0.63%) Skype
11 4 (0.63%) TCP/IP
11 4 (0.63%) VLAN
12 3 (0.48%) HTTP
12 3 (0.48%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (16.51%) Azure SQL Database
2 72 (11.43%) SQL Server
3 55 (8.73%) Data Lake
4 50 (7.94%) Cosmos DB
5 49 (7.78%) Data Warehouse
6 43 (6.83%) Big Data
7 30 (4.76%) Hadoop
7 30 (4.76%) Power BI
8 19 (3.02%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 17 (2.70%) OLTP
10 15 (2.38%) NoSQL
11 11 (1.75%) DataStage
11 11 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
12 10 (1.59%) Relational Database
13 9 (1.43%) Apache Hive
14 8 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 7 (1.11%) MongoDB
15 7 (1.11%) MySQL
15 7 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
15 7 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 93 (14.76%) Git (software)
2 61 (9.68%) Jenkins
3 38 (6.03%) Visual Studio Team System
4 27 (4.29%) Octopus Deploy
5 25 (3.97%) TeamCity
6 23 (3.65%) GitLab
7 13 (2.06%) Maven
7 13 (2.06%) Visual Studio
8 12 (1.90%) Gradle
8 12 (1.90%) Selenium
9 10 (1.59%) Bitbucket
9 10 (1.59%) JIRA
10 8 (1.27%) ReSharper
10 8 (1.27%) SpecFlow
11 7 (1.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (0.79%) Artifactory
12 5 (0.79%) JUnit
12 5 (0.79%) SonarQube
13 4 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 79 (12.54%) Finance
2 24 (3.81%) Public Sector
3 14 (2.22%) Banking
4 12 (1.90%) Marketing
5 11 (1.75%) Retail
6 9 (1.43%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.27%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.11%) Legal
9 5 (0.79%) Electronics
10 4 (0.63%) Retail Finance
11 3 (0.48%) Back Office
12 2 (0.32%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.32%) Front Office
12 2 (0.32%) German Language
12 2 (0.32%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.16%) Advertising
13 1 (0.16%) Danish Language
13 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.16%) Military
13 1 (0.16%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (8.57%) .NET
2 31 (4.92%) PySpark
3 30 (4.76%) JSON
4 25 (3.97%) YAML
5 20 (3.17%) Elastic Stack
6 19 (3.02%) REST
7 18 (2.86%) Kafka
8 15 (2.38%) .NET Framework
9 14 (2.22%) Node.js
10 12 (1.90%) Middleware
11 11 (1.75%) OAuth
12 10 (1.59%) .NET Core
12 10 (1.59%) OAuth2
13 9 (1.43%) RESTful
14 6 (0.95%) React
15 5 (0.79%) Spring
15 5 (0.79%) Web Services
15 5 (0.79%) XML
16 4 (0.63%) gRPC
16 4 (0.63%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 56 (8.89%) Greenfield Project
2 30 (4.76%) Public Cloud
3 28 (4.44%) Hybrid Cloud
4 21 (3.33%) Cloud Native
5 20 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
6 19 (3.02%) Data Centre
7 18 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
8 14 (2.22%) Linux Command Line
9 10 (1.59%) Enterprise Cloud
10 8 (1.27%) Data Structures
10 8 (1.27%) Private Cloud
11 7 (1.11%) Replication
12 6 (0.95%) Management Information System
13 5 (0.79%) PKI
13 5 (0.79%) Self-Motivation
14 4 (0.63%) FMCG
14 4 (0.63%) NHS
15 3 (0.48%) Algorithms
15 3 (0.48%) Market Risk
15 3 (0.48%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 131 (20.79%) Windows
2 88 (13.97%) Linux
3 59 (9.37%) Windows Server
4 23 (3.65%) Windows Server 2016
5 18 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (2.70%) VMS
7 16 (2.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (2.06%) Windows 10
9 10 (1.59%) Windows Server 2019
10 9 (1.43%) CentOS
11 8 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.79%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.79%) Unix
13 3 (0.48%) Android
13 3 (0.48%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.48%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 439 (69.68%) DevOps
2 131 (20.79%) Agile Software Development
3 127 (20.16%) Infrastructure as Code
4 87 (13.81%) Test Automation
5 65 (10.32%) Business Intelligence
6 64 (10.16%) Migration
7 58 (9.21%) Configuration Management
8 54 (8.57%) Microservices
9 52 (8.25%) Analytics
10 51 (8.10%) Data Engineering
11 50 (7.94%) Deployment Automation
12 49 (7.78%) Continuous Integration
13 48 (7.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 47 (7.46%) ETL
15 38 (6.03%) TDD
16 35 (5.56%) High Availability
17 33 (5.24%) Scrum
18 31 (4.92%) Continuous Delivery
19 25 (3.97%) Network Virtualisation
20 23 (3.65%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 175 (27.78%) PowerShell
2 166 (26.35%) SQL
3 148 (23.49%) Python
4 74 (11.75%) C#
5 51 (8.10%) Bash Shell
5 51 (8.10%) Java
6 32 (5.08%) Scala
7 22 (3.49%) R
8 16 (2.54%) Go
8 16 (2.54%) JavaScript
9 10 (1.59%) T-SQL
10 9 (1.43%) C++
10 9 (1.43%) Groovy
11 8 (1.27%) Ruby
12 5 (0.79%) PHP
13 3 (0.48%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.32%) C
14 2 (0.32%) Perl
14 2 (0.32%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.32%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 74 (11.75%) Security Cleared
2 73 (11.59%) SC Cleared
3 17 (2.70%) DV Cleared
3 17 (2.70%) Novell Certification
4 10 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (1.11%) ISTQB
6 6 (0.95%) Degree
7 5 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (0.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 5 (0.79%) MCSE
8 4 (0.63%) CCNP
8 4 (0.63%) CISSP
9 3 (0.48%) CCNA
9 3 (0.48%) MCSA
10 2 (0.32%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.32%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.32%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (0.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (6.83%) QA
2 7 (1.11%) NIST
3 4 (0.63%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.48%) SLA
5 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.32%) MiFID
6 1 (0.16%) GDPR
6 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 97 (15.40%) Active Directory
2 84 (13.33%) Docker
3 22 (3.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
5 14 (2.22%) Hyper-V
6 8 (1.27%) vSphere
7 7 (1.11%) HDFS
7 7 (1.11%) Virtual Desktop
8 6 (0.95%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 5 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.48%) LXC
10 3 (0.48%) vCloud
11 2 (0.32%) PowerDNS
11 2 (0.32%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.16%) UAG
Systems Management
1 248 (39.37%) Terraform
2 150 (23.81%) Kubernetes
3 94 (14.92%) Ansible
4 46 (7.30%) Opscode Chef
5 33 (5.24%) Puppet
6 18 (2.86%) Microsoft Intune
7 13 (2.06%) Packer
7 13 (2.06%) SCCM
8 12 (1.90%) Grafana
8 12 (1.90%) Prometheus
9 6 (0.95%) ZABBIX
10 5 (0.79%) Nagios
11 3 (0.48%) Salt
12 2 (0.32%) EMC VPLEX
12 2 (0.32%) HAProxy
12 2 (0.32%) WSUS
13 1 (0.16%) AirWatch
13 1 (0.16%) Istio
13 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Clustering
13 1 (0.16%) QRadar
Vendors
1 183 (29.05%) Microsoft
2 104 (16.51%) Databricks
3 29 (4.60%) VMware
4 24 (3.81%) Splunk
5 18 (2.86%) Cisco
6 11 (1.75%) SAP
7 10 (1.59%) Atlassian
7 10 (1.59%) Dell
8 8 (1.27%) Cloudera
8 8 (1.27%) Oracle
9 7 (1.11%) F5
9 7 (1.11%) New Relic
9 7 (1.11%) Palo Alto
10 6 (0.95%) EMC
10 6 (0.95%) Google
10 6 (0.95%) StreamSets
11 5 (0.79%) SolarWinds
12 4 (0.63%) Citrix
12 4 (0.63%) Dynatrace
12 4 (0.63%) Talend