The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category for the Birmingham region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 54 59 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 8 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.12% 0.33% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 44.44% 22.22% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Average daily rate
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£500 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - £13.50
Cloud Services Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
18 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.53% 1.47% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 0
Average daily rate £475 £413 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+27.50% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £34.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-52.94% +151.85%
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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 31 July 2014.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Microsoft Azure
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (75.00%) Data Modelling
2 6 (75.00%) ETL
2 6 (75.00%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (75.00%) Hadoop
3 5 (62.50%) Big Data
4 4 (50.00%) Analytics
4 4 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
6 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
6 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
6 2 (25.00%) NoSQL
6 2 (25.00%) Migration
6 2 (25.00%) VMware
6 2 (25.00%) SAN
6 2 (25.00%) RDBMS
7 1 (12.50%) Windows
7 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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.

Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (75.00%) Hadoop
2 5 (62.50%) Big Data
3 4 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (25.00%) RDBMS
4 2 (25.00%) NoSQL
4 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Consultant
1 3 (37.50%) Architect
1 3 (37.50%) Data Consultant
1 3 (37.50%) Big Data Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Data Centre Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Data Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Business Architect
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Data Modelling
1 6 (75.00%) ETL
1 6 (75.00%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (50.00%) Analytics
3 2 (25.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) VMware