The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 43 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 12 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.01% - -
As % of the Cloud Services category 92.31% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£475 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Cloud Services Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
13 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.17% 1.23% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 3
Average daily rate £475 £375 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -31.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £11.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -42.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.23 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+30.62% -9.34%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Cloud Services category.

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Birmingham region.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Azure.

1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (92.86%) SQL Server
3 11 (78.57%) Windows
3 11 (78.57%) MS Excel
4 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
5 9 (64.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (64.29%) CRM
5 9 (64.29%) SharePoint
5 9 (64.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (64.29%) Dynamics CRM
6 8 (57.14%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (57.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (57.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 8 (57.14%) .NET
6 8 (57.14%) Replication
7 5 (35.71%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (21.43%) SQL
8 3 (21.43%) DevOps
9 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
9 2 (14.29%) Android
9 2 (14.29%) Business Transformation
9 2 (14.29%) HTML5
9 2 (14.29%) Apple iOS
9 2 (14.29%) C#
9 2 (14.29%) HTML
9 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
9 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
9 2 (14.29%) CSS
10 1 (7.14%) XML
10 1 (7.14%) XSD

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Azure. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (64.29%) SharePoint
2 5 (35.71%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (7.14%) Node.js
3 1 (7.14%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (78.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (64.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (57.14%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) SAN
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (92.86%) SQL Server
2 9 (64.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (57.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (57.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Architect
2 8 (57.14%) Technical Architect
3 3 (21.43%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (21.43%) Technical Solutions Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Applications Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Lead Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Designer
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Design Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Design Leader
5 1 (7.14%) Lead Solutions Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Specialist
5 1 (7.14%) Solutions Designer
5 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Designer
5 1 (7.14%) Lead Designer
5 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (57.14%) .NET
2 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 2 (14.29%) CSS
2 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
2 2 (14.29%) HTML5
2 2 (14.29%) HTML
3 1 (7.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (7.14%) Razor View Engine
3 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (7.14%) WCF
3 1 (7.14%) LINQ
3 1 (7.14%) jQuery
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (7.14%) XML
3 1 (7.14%) XSD
3 1 (7.14%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Android
2 2 (14.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) CRM
1 9 (64.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (21.43%) DevOps
3 2 (14.29%) Business Transformation
4 1 (7.14%) OO
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) Web Development
4 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.14%) Workflow
4 1 (7.14%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) C#
2 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
System Software
1 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
1 1 (7.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) VMware
2 1 (7.14%) Rackspace
2 1 (7.14%) SaltStack