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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 25 91 91
Rank change year-on-year
+66 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 175 28 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.39% 1.09% 1.35%
As % of the Cloud Services category 55.91% 23.14% 46.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 15 12
Median daily rate £401 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.90% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £400 £414
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £404 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £16.00 - £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £37.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-60.00% +44.23%
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
313 121 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.42% 4.73% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 66 36
Median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £600 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £400 £420
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 6
Median hourly rate £21.47 £13.20 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.61% -29.60%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-40.90% +52.77%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 +36 54 £450 +12.50% 12
Coventry +19 50 £400 -20.00% 1
Shropshire - 19 £401 -
Solihull +11 14 £275 -38.88% 2
Warwickshire -4 5 £285 -43.00% 1
Staffordshire -3 4 £416 +4.06%
Worcestershire +2 3 £135 -74.28% 2
Smethwick - 1 £360 -
West Bromwich - 1 £330 -
Herefordshire - 1 £500 -
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 161 (47.77%) Microsoft
2 135 (40.06%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (27.89%) Amazon AWS
4 85 (25.22%) .NET
5 84 (24.93%) SQL
6 74 (21.96%) Windows
7 70 (20.77%) Active Directory
8 64 (18.99%) Office 365
9 63 (18.69%) C#
10 62 (18.40%) SharePoint
11 61 (18.10%) CRM
12 60 (17.80%) SQL Server
12 60 (17.80%) CSS
13 58 (17.21%) ASP.NET
14 56 (16.62%) HTML
14 56 (16.62%) MVC
15 48 (14.24%) DevOps
16 47 (13.95%) ASP.NET MVC
17 46 (13.65%) Puppet
18 45 (13.35%) IaaS
18 45 (13.35%) Dynamics CRM
18 45 (13.35%) PowerShell
19 44 (13.06%) Continuous Integration
19 44 (13.06%) Migration
19 44 (13.06%) VMware
20 41 (12.17%) JavaScript
21 37 (10.98%) Web Services
21 37 (10.98%) MS Excel
21 37 (10.98%) TDD
22 33 (9.79%) Linux

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 62 (18.40%) SharePoint
2 24 (7.12%) OpenStack
3 22 (6.53%) BizTalk Server
3 22 (6.53%) CMS
4 17 (5.04%) Skype for Business
5 14 (4.15%) Sitefinity
6 12 (3.56%) Confluence
6 12 (3.56%) MS Exchange
7 10 (2.97%) SharePoint 2010
8 7 (2.08%) IIS
8 7 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (1.48%) Mule
10 4 (1.19%) NServiceBus
10 4 (1.19%) WebLogic
10 4 (1.19%) WebLogic Portal
11 3 (0.89%) Apache
12 2 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
13 1 (0.30%) Documentum
13 1 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 37 (10.98%) MS Excel
2 17 (5.04%) MS Office
3 5 (1.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.19%) MS Project
5 3 (0.89%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.89%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 45 (13.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (6.53%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 94 (27.89%) Amazon AWS
2 64 (18.99%) Office 365
3 45 (13.35%) IaaS
4 24 (7.12%) PaaS
5 21 (6.23%) Cloud Computing
6 19 (5.64%) SaaS
7 18 (5.34%) Azure Active Directory
8 7 (2.08%) OneDrive
9 6 (1.78%) Yammer
10 4 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (1.19%) Google App Engine
10 4 (1.19%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.89%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.59%) Data Lake Analytics
12 2 (0.59%) GitHub
13 1 (0.30%) Amazon EMR
13 1 (0.30%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.64%) Firewall
2 15 (4.45%) Skype
3 14 (4.15%) HTTP
4 11 (3.26%) Network Security
5 9 (2.67%) DNS
6 8 (2.37%) DHCP
6 8 (2.37%) Kerberos
7 7 (2.08%) LDAP
7 7 (2.08%) Unified Communications
7 7 (2.08%) WAN
8 6 (1.78%) BGP
8 6 (1.78%) OSPF
8 6 (1.78%) PBX
8 6 (1.78%) VoIP
9 4 (1.19%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (1.19%) NetScaler
10 3 (0.89%) LAN
10 3 (0.89%) SAN
10 3 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.59%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (17.80%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.04%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (4.75%) Relational Database
3 16 (4.75%) SQL Server 2016
3 16 (4.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (4.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (4.15%) SQL Server 2012
6 13 (3.86%) SQL Server 2014
7 12 (3.56%) Power BI
8 11 (3.26%) MongoDB
8 11 (3.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 9 (2.67%) Azure SQL Database
10 7 (2.08%) PerformancePoint
11 6 (1.78%) Big Data
11 6 (1.78%) MySQL
11 6 (1.78%) NoSQL
12 5 (1.48%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (1.19%) Data Lake
14 3 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 28 (8.31%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (6.53%) JIRA
3 20 (5.93%) Visual Studio
4 15 (4.45%) Git (software)
5 13 (3.86%) Visual Studio Team System
6 10 (2.97%) Selenium
7 4 (1.19%) Cucumber
7 4 (1.19%) FxCop
7 4 (1.19%) Jenkins
7 4 (1.19%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (1.19%) SpecFlow
7 4 (1.19%) StyleCop
7 4 (1.19%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.59%) JMeter
9 2 (0.59%) Subversion
9 2 (0.59%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.30%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 1 (0.30%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 28 (8.31%) Finance
2 22 (6.53%) Manufacturing
3 12 (3.56%) Marketing
4 10 (2.97%) Advertising
5 3 (0.89%) Legal
6 2 (0.59%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.59%) Automotive
6 2 (0.59%) Billing
7 1 (0.30%) Banking
7 1 (0.30%) Electronics
7 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.30%) Games
7 1 (0.30%) Publishing
7 1 (0.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 110 (32.64%) Developer
2 74 (21.96%) Architect
3 31 (9.20%) .NET Developer
3 31 (9.20%) DevOps Engineer
4 29 (8.61%) Consultant
5 20 (5.93%) Cloud Architect
5 20 (5.93%) Senior Developer
6 19 (5.64%) DBA
6 19 (5.64%) Dynamics AX Architect
6 19 (5.64%) SQL DBA
7 18 (5.34%) C# Developer
8 16 (4.75%) Azure Architect
9 15 (4.45%) CRM Developer
10 14 (4.15%) Analyst
10 14 (4.15%) Azure Consultant
10 14 (4.15%) C# .NET Developer
10 14 (4.15%) SharePoint Developer
11 13 (3.86%) Security Architect
12 12 (3.56%) Senior .NET Developer
13 11 (3.26%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (25.22%) .NET
2 60 (17.80%) CSS
3 58 (17.21%) ASP.NET
4 56 (16.62%) HTML
5 47 (13.95%) ASP.NET MVC
6 37 (10.98%) Web Services
7 25 (7.42%) REST
8 21 (6.23%) .NET Framework
9 17 (5.04%) HTML5
10 14 (4.15%) ASP.NET Web API
10 14 (4.15%) Entity Framework
10 14 (4.15%) LESS
10 14 (4.15%) Sass
10 14 (4.15%) WCF
11 12 (3.56%) Dapper ORM
12 11 (3.26%) AngularJS
13 10 (2.97%) XML
14 9 (2.67%) ELK Stack
14 9 (2.67%) SOAP
15 8 (2.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.31%) Data Centre
2 26 (7.72%) Public Cloud
3 13 (3.86%) Hybrid Cloud
4 12 (3.56%) Data Conversion
4 12 (3.56%) User Experience
5 10 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (2.67%) CMDB
7 8 (2.37%) Clustering
7 8 (2.37%) PKI
8 6 (1.78%) Data Integration
9 5 (1.48%) Digital Media
9 5 (1.48%) Private Cloud
10 4 (1.19%) CESG
11 3 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.89%) Visualisation
12 1 (0.30%) Computer Science
12 1 (0.30%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.30%) Psychology
12 1 (0.30%) Reference Data
12 1 (0.30%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 74 (21.96%) Windows
2 33 (9.79%) Linux
3 29 (8.61%) Windows Server
4 13 (3.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (3.26%) Windows 10
6 10 (2.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (1.78%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.48%) Unix
9 3 (0.89%) Android
9 3 (0.89%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (40.06%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (18.10%) CRM
3 56 (16.62%) MVC
4 48 (14.24%) DevOps
5 44 (13.06%) Continuous Integration
5 44 (13.06%) Migration
6 37 (10.98%) TDD
7 32 (9.50%) Continuous Deployment
8 29 (8.61%) BDD
8 29 (8.61%) Web Development
9 27 (8.01%) Business Intelligence
9 27 (8.01%) Continuous Delivery
10 21 (6.23%) Responsive Web Design
10 21 (6.23%) Scrum
10 21 (6.23%) Web Design
11 20 (5.93%) Business Development
12 19 (5.64%) Data Migration
13 18 (5.34%) SOLID
14 17 (5.04%) ETL
14 17 (5.04%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 84 (24.93%) SQL
2 63 (18.69%) C#
3 45 (13.35%) PowerShell
4 41 (12.17%) JavaScript
5 23 (6.82%) T-SQL
6 18 (5.34%) Java
6 18 (5.34%) Ruby
7 11 (3.26%) PHP
7 11 (3.26%) Python
8 9 (2.67%) Shell Script
9 8 (2.37%) Scala
10 6 (1.78%) C
11 4 (1.19%) XAML
12 2 (0.59%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.59%) Go
13 1 (0.30%) C++
13 1 (0.30%) ES6
13 1 (0.30%) R
Qualifications
1 29 (8.61%) Security Cleared
2 21 (6.23%) SC Cleared
3 17 (5.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (2.67%) ISEB
5 8 (2.37%) MCSE
6 7 (2.08%) ISTQB
7 6 (1.78%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.48%) MCITP
9 4 (1.19%) MCSA
9 4 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.89%) CISSP
11 2 (0.59%) CCA
11 2 (0.59%) CCNA
11 2 (0.59%) CCNP
11 2 (0.59%) CESG Certified Professional
11 2 (0.59%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (0.59%) GIAC
11 2 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.59%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.08%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (1.78%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.48%) SLA
4 3 (0.89%) QA
5 2 (0.59%) WCAG
6 1 (0.30%) WAI
System Software
1 70 (20.77%) Active Directory
2 17 (5.04%) Hyper-V
3 15 (4.45%) Docker
4 14 (4.15%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (1.48%) XenApp
7 4 (1.19%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.59%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.30%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.30%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.30%) UAG
9 1 (0.30%) vCloud
9 1 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 46 (13.65%) Puppet
2 24 (7.12%) SCOM
3 23 (6.82%) Terraform
4 21 (6.23%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (2.97%) SCCM
6 9 (2.67%) Graphite
7 8 (2.37%) Microsoft Intune
7 8 (2.37%) Packer
7 8 (2.37%) WSUS
8 7 (2.08%) Grafana
8 7 (2.08%) Nagios
8 7 (2.08%) Uchiwa
9 3 (0.89%) Consul
10 2 (0.59%) Ansible
10 2 (0.59%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.59%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.59%) Marathon
10 2 (0.59%) Mesos
11 1 (0.30%) AirWatch
11 1 (0.30%) Oozie
Vendors
1 161 (47.77%) Microsoft
2 44 (13.06%) VMware
3 21 (6.23%) Oracle
4 18 (5.34%) Cisco
4 18 (5.34%) Google
5 16 (4.75%) Citrix
6 10 (2.97%) CheckPoint
7 9 (2.67%) Sitecore
8 8 (2.37%) MuleSoft
9 7 (2.08%) Atlassian
9 7 (2.08%) SolarWinds
10 6 (1.78%) WSO2
11 5 (1.48%) Adobe
12 4 (1.19%) Aruba
12 4 (1.19%) Blue Coat
12 4 (1.19%) Fortinet
12 4 (1.19%) NetApp
12 4 (1.19%) SaltStack
12 4 (1.19%) webMethods
13 3 (0.89%) hybris
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