The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 27 86 104
Rank change year-on-year
+59 +18
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 186 32 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.74% 1.27% 0.69%
As % of the Cloud Services category 55.86% 27.12% 22.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 16 8
Median daily rate £401 £383 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% -19.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £325 £439
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £675 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £408
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £15.88 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £30.19 -
% change year-on-year
+15.93% -
Microsoft Azure
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Cloud Services Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
333 118 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.28% 4.70% 3.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 74 42
Median daily rate £400 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £405 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.17% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 7
Median hourly rate £16.00 - £21.35
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.94 - £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 - £33.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-29.00% +25.00%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Microsoft Azure as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Cloud Services category.

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Microsoft Azure
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the West Midlands region.

Microsoft Azure Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft Azure
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +32 57 £500 +8.10% 11
Coventry +18 50 £398 +27.28% 5
Shropshire - 28 £388 - 4
Staffordshire +6 9 £408 +1.87% 1
Warwickshire - 3 £500 - 1
West Bromwich -1 2 £370 +9.62%
Solihull - 1 £275 - 2
Herefordshire - 1 - -
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Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 120 (39.87%) Microsoft
2 118 (39.20%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (31.56%) Amazon AWS
4 89 (29.57%) .NET
5 81 (26.91%) SQL
6 72 (23.92%) Windows
7 69 (22.92%) Active Directory
8 67 (22.26%) C#
9 59 (19.60%) SQL Server
10 57 (18.94%) DevOps
11 56 (18.60%) Puppet
11 56 (18.60%) Office 365
12 54 (17.94%) IaaS
13 51 (16.94%) MVC
14 48 (15.95%) ASP.NET
15 47 (15.61%) CSS
16 43 (14.29%) PowerShell
17 42 (13.95%) HTML
17 42 (13.95%) SharePoint
18 41 (13.62%) Continuous Integration
19 40 (13.29%) ASP.NET MVC
20 36 (11.96%) CRM
21 34 (11.30%) Continuous Deployment
22 33 (10.96%) MS Excel
23 32 (10.63%) Migration
23 32 (10.63%) Google
24 31 (10.30%) VMware
24 31 (10.30%) JavaScript
25 30 (9.97%) PaaS
25 30 (9.97%) Team Foundation Server

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 42 (13.95%) SharePoint
2 21 (6.98%) CMS
3 19 (6.31%) OpenStack
4 17 (5.65%) MS Exchange
5 14 (4.65%) Sitefinity
6 11 (3.65%) Skype for Business
7 10 (3.32%) Confluence
7 10 (3.32%) WebLogic
7 10 (3.32%) WebLogic Portal
8 8 (2.66%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (2.33%) NServiceBus
9 7 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (1.99%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (1.66%) Mule
12 3 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
13 2 (0.66%) Apache
13 2 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
14 1 (0.33%) Apache Pig
14 1 (0.33%) Documentum
14 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 33 (10.96%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.99%) MS Office
2 6 (1.99%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.33%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.66%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 21 (6.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (4.32%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 95 (31.56%) Amazon AWS
2 56 (18.60%) Office 365
3 54 (17.94%) IaaS
4 30 (9.97%) PaaS
5 26 (8.64%) Cloud Computing
6 21 (6.98%) Azure Active Directory
6 21 (6.98%) SaaS
7 11 (3.65%) Amazon EC2
7 11 (3.65%) Google App Engine
7 11 (3.65%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (1.00%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.66%) Data Lake Analytics
10 1 (0.33%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.32%) Network Security
2 12 (3.99%) HTTP
3 8 (2.66%) Skype
4 6 (1.99%) WAN
5 5 (1.66%) LAN
6 4 (1.33%) Firewall
6 4 (1.33%) NetScaler
7 2 (0.66%) DNS
7 2 (0.66%) SAN
8 1 (0.33%) DHCP
8 1 (0.33%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.33%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.33%) Spanning Tree
8 1 (0.33%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.33%) VLAN
8 1 (0.33%) VoIP
8 1 (0.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (19.60%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (4.98%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (4.98%) Relational Database
3 15 (4.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (3.99%) MongoDB
4 12 (3.99%) Power BI
4 12 (3.99%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (3.99%) SQL Server 2014
5 11 (3.65%) Azure SQL Database
6 10 (3.32%) SQL Server 2016
7 8 (2.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (1.99%) PerformancePoint
9 5 (1.66%) Big Data
10 4 (1.33%) Data Lake
10 4 (1.33%) MySQL
11 3 (1.00%) Oracle Database
11 3 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.66%) PowerPivot
12 2 (0.66%) Redis
Development Applications
1 30 (9.97%) Team Foundation Server
2 23 (7.64%) Git (software)
3 20 (6.64%) Visual Studio
4 18 (5.98%) JIRA
5 15 (4.98%) Selenium
6 13 (4.32%) Visual Studio Team System
7 10 (3.32%) Octopus Deploy
7 10 (3.32%) TeamCity
8 9 (2.99%) Vagrant
9 7 (2.33%) FxCop
9 7 (2.33%) StyleCop
10 4 (1.33%) Jenkins
11 3 (1.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (0.66%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.66%) SpecFlow
13 1 (0.33%) JMeter
13 1 (0.33%) LoadRunner
13 1 (0.33%) Travis CI
13 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 13 (4.32%) Finance
2 10 (3.32%) Manufacturing
3 4 (1.33%) Advertising
3 4 (1.33%) Automotive
4 3 (1.00%) Legal
5 2 (0.66%) Aerospace
5 2 (0.66%) Games
5 2 (0.66%) Marketing
5 2 (0.66%) Publishing
6 1 (0.33%) Banking
6 1 (0.33%) Billing
6 1 (0.33%) Electronics
6 1 (0.33%) Retail
6 1 (0.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 101 (33.55%) Developer
2 56 (18.60%) Architect
3 35 (11.63%) .NET Developer
4 34 (11.30%) DevOps Engineer
5 27 (8.97%) Consultant
6 20 (6.64%) C# Developer
6 20 (6.64%) DBA
6 20 (6.64%) SQL DBA
7 17 (5.65%) Senior Developer
8 16 (5.32%) C# .NET Developer
8 16 (5.32%) Cloud Architect
9 15 (4.98%) Solutions Architect
10 14 (4.65%) Azure Architect
10 14 (4.65%) Lead Developer
11 13 (4.32%) Azure Developer
12 12 (3.99%) Administrator
12 12 (3.99%) Azure Consultant
12 12 (3.99%) Infrastructure Architect
12 12 (3.99%) Security Architect
12 12 (3.99%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (29.57%) .NET
2 48 (15.95%) ASP.NET
3 47 (15.61%) CSS
4 42 (13.95%) HTML
5 40 (13.29%) ASP.NET MVC
6 26 (8.64%) REST
6 26 (8.64%) Web Services
7 19 (6.31%) .NET Framework
8 18 (5.98%) SOAP
8 18 (5.98%) XML
9 15 (4.98%) ELK Stack
9 15 (4.98%) WCF
10 13 (4.32%) Sensu
11 12 (3.99%) Entity Framework
11 12 (3.99%) J2EE
11 12 (3.99%) LESS
11 12 (3.99%) Sass
12 10 (3.32%) Dapper ORM
12 10 (3.32%) HTML5
12 10 (3.32%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.98%) Data Centre
2 14 (4.65%) Hybrid Cloud
3 12 (3.99%) Public Cloud
4 9 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.99%) CMDB
4 9 (2.99%) Private Cloud
5 8 (2.66%) User Experience
6 6 (1.99%) Clustering
7 5 (1.66%) Digital Media
8 4 (1.33%) CESG
8 4 (1.33%) Data Integration
8 4 (1.33%) Visualisation
9 3 (1.00%) Data Conversion
10 2 (0.66%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.66%) PKI
11 1 (0.33%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.33%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.33%) FMCG
11 1 (0.33%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 72 (23.92%) Windows
2 29 (9.63%) Windows Server
3 28 (9.30%) Linux
4 15 (4.98%) Unix
5 13 (4.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (3.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (3.32%) Windows 10
8 8 (2.66%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.00%) Android
10 3 (1.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (39.20%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (18.94%) DevOps
3 51 (16.94%) MVC
4 41 (13.62%) Continuous Integration
5 36 (11.96%) CRM
6 34 (11.30%) Continuous Deployment
7 32 (10.63%) Migration
8 29 (9.63%) TDD
9 26 (8.64%) Continuous Delivery
10 24 (7.97%) Business Intelligence
10 24 (7.97%) Web Development
11 23 (7.64%) Scrum
12 20 (6.64%) ETL
13 19 (6.31%) BDD
13 19 (6.31%) Microservices
14 18 (5.98%) Software Engineering
15 17 (5.65%) SOLID
16 15 (4.98%) Responsive Web Design
16 15 (4.98%) Web Design
17 14 (4.65%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 81 (26.91%) SQL
2 67 (22.26%) C#
3 43 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 31 (10.30%) JavaScript
5 24 (7.97%) Java
6 21 (6.98%) T-SQL
7 19 (6.31%) Ruby
8 14 (4.65%) Shell Script
9 10 (3.32%) PHP
9 10 (3.32%) Scala
10 7 (2.33%) C
11 6 (1.99%) XAML
12 4 (1.33%) Python
13 2 (0.66%) Go
14 1 (0.33%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.33%) C++
14 1 (0.33%) ES6
14 1 (0.33%) Perl
14 1 (0.33%) R
14 1 (0.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 24 (7.97%) Security Cleared
2 18 (5.98%) SC Cleared
3 10 (3.32%) ISEB
4 8 (2.66%) ISTQB
4 8 (2.66%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.66%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (1.33%) CISSP
6 4 (1.33%) MCSE
7 3 (1.00%) MCSA
8 2 (0.66%) CCA
8 2 (0.66%) CESG Certified Professional
8 2 (0.66%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (0.66%) GIAC
8 2 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.33%) Degree
9 1 (0.33%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.33%) PhD
9 1 (0.33%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.99%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.66%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (1.66%) SLA
3 3 (1.00%) QA
4 2 (0.66%) WCAG
5 1 (0.33%) WAI
System Software
1 69 (22.92%) Active Directory
2 16 (5.32%) Docker
3 13 (4.32%) Hyper-V
4 12 (3.99%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (1.66%) XenDesktop
7 4 (1.33%) XenApp
8 2 (0.66%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.66%) vSphere
9 1 (0.33%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.33%) UAG
9 1 (0.33%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 56 (18.60%) Puppet
2 25 (8.31%) SCOM
3 21 (6.98%) Terraform
4 20 (6.64%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (4.98%) Graphite
6 14 (4.65%) Packer
7 13 (4.32%) Uchiwa
8 11 (3.65%) SCCM
9 7 (2.33%) Grafana
10 5 (1.66%) WSUS
11 3 (1.00%) Ansible
11 3 (1.00%) Consul
12 2 (0.66%) Failover Clustering
12 2 (0.66%) Kubernetes
12 2 (0.66%) Marathon
12 2 (0.66%) Mesos
12 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
13 1 (0.33%) AirWatch
13 1 (0.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 120 (39.87%) Microsoft
2 32 (10.63%) Google
3 31 (10.30%) VMware
4 23 (7.64%) Citrix
5 17 (5.65%) Oracle
6 14 (4.65%) MuleSoft
7 13 (4.32%) Atlassian
8 12 (3.99%) Cisco
9 10 (3.32%) Adobe
9 10 (3.32%) webMethods
10 8 (2.66%) ForgeRock
10 8 (2.66%) SaltStack
10 8 (2.66%) Sitecore
11 6 (1.99%) WSO2
12 5 (1.66%) NetApp
13 4 (1.33%) IBM
14 3 (1.00%) HP
14 3 (1.00%) hybris
14 3 (1.00%) Intel Security
15 2 (0.66%) Rackspace
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