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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
England / West Midlands
Rank 30 49 81
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +32
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 123 86 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.09% 3.38% 1.45%
As % of the Cloud Services category 48.43% 40.95% 43.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 49 6
Median daily rate £425 £415 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -7.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
Median hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £35.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-57.85% +34.61%

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
254 210 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.50% 8.24% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 126 28
Median daily rate £420 £410 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% +30.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £550 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 12
Median hourly rate £11.25 £13.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -48.07%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-12.79% -13.35%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017. 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 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 +23 41 £368 -15.02% 13
Coventry +5 37 £525 +22.09% 7
Shropshire +19 11 £481 +20.31% 2
Staffordshire 0 7 £438 -2.77% 2
Warwickshire -4 4 £400 -20.00% 3
Solihull - 3 - - 5
Worcestershire -2 2 £206 -58.75% 4
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £675 -
Smethwick -2 1 £350 -
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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.

1 182 (59.09%) Microsoft
2 132 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (27.60%) .NET
4 83 (26.95%) Amazon AWS
5 79 (25.65%) SQL
6 68 (22.08%) HTML
7 64 (20.78%) CSS
7 64 (20.78%) CRM
8 63 (20.45%) ASP.NET
8 63 (20.45%) MVC
9 62 (20.13%) Migration
10 60 (19.48%) C#
11 58 (18.83%) Windows
12 57 (18.51%) Dynamics CRM
13 56 (18.18%) Web Services
13 56 (18.18%) SharePoint
14 54 (17.53%) Office 365
15 53 (17.21%) ASP.NET MVC
15 53 (17.21%) TDD
16 52 (16.88%) SQL Server
16 52 (16.88%) Active Directory
17 49 (15.91%) BDD
18 46 (14.94%) MS Excel
19 45 (14.61%) JavaScript
20 41 (13.31%) Continuous Integration
21 38 (12.34%) Security Cleared
22 36 (11.69%) PowerShell
23 35 (11.36%) IaaS
24 34 (11.04%) VMware
25 31 (10.06%) 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 56 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 22 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
3 18 (5.84%) OpenStack
4 13 (4.22%) MS Exchange
4 13 (4.22%) Skype for Business
5 12 (3.90%) CMS
6 11 (3.57%) Confluence
7 10 (3.25%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (2.92%) Sitefinity
9 7 (2.27%) IIS
10 5 (1.62%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (1.30%) NServiceBus
12 3 (0.97%) Apache
12 3 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
13 2 (0.65%) EPiServer
13 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
13 2 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
13 2 (0.65%) Umbraco
14 1 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 46 (14.94%) MS Excel
2 18 (5.84%) MS Office
3 3 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.97%) MS Project
3 3 (0.97%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.32%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 57 (18.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (8.12%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 83 (26.95%) Amazon AWS
2 54 (17.53%) Office 365
3 35 (11.36%) IaaS
4 27 (8.77%) SaaS
5 22 (7.14%) PaaS
6 9 (2.92%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (2.27%) OneDrive
8 6 (1.95%) Yammer
9 5 (1.62%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.97%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.65%) GitHub
12 1 (0.32%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 23 (7.47%) Firewall
2 15 (4.87%) WAN
3 13 (4.22%) DNS
3 13 (4.22%) Skype
4 12 (3.90%) DHCP
5 10 (3.25%) HTTP
6 8 (2.60%) BGP
6 8 (2.60%) Kerberos
6 8 (2.60%) OSPF
6 8 (2.60%) VoIP
7 7 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (2.27%) LAN
7 7 (2.27%) LDAP
8 6 (1.95%) PBX
8 6 (1.95%) Unified Communications
9 4 (1.30%) MPLS
9 4 (1.30%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.97%) Network Security
11 2 (0.65%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (16.88%) SQL Server
2 19 (6.17%) PostgreSQL
2 19 (6.17%) SQL Server 2014
3 18 (5.84%) SQL Server 2016
4 17 (5.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (5.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (4.87%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (4.55%) MongoDB
7 14 (4.55%) NoSQL
7 14 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 12 (3.90%) Apache Cassandra
8 12 (3.90%) MySQL
9 11 (3.57%) Relational Database
10 8 (2.60%) QlikView
11 7 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
12 6 (1.95%) Power BI
13 5 (1.62%) Big Data
14 4 (1.30%) Azure SQL Database
14 4 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
15 3 (0.97%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 22 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (4.87%) JIRA
3 13 (4.22%) Visual Studio
3 13 (4.22%) Visual Studio Team System
4 8 (2.60%) SpecFlow
5 5 (1.62%) Cucumber
5 5 (1.62%) Jenkins
6 4 (1.30%) Git (software)
6 4 (1.30%) MSTest
6 4 (1.30%) NUnit
6 4 (1.30%) ReSharper
6 4 (1.30%) Selenium
6 4 (1.30%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.97%) MSBuild
7 3 (0.97%) NCover
7 3 (0.97%) NDepend
7 3 (0.97%) NuGet
7 3 (0.97%) StyleCop
7 3 (0.97%) Subversion
General
1 29 (9.42%) Finance
2 23 (7.47%) Marketing
3 21 (6.82%) Manufacturing
4 10 (3.25%) Advertising
5 3 (0.97%) Local Government
6 2 (0.65%) Billing
7 1 (0.32%) Electronics
7 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 107 (34.74%) Developer
2 87 (28.25%) Architect
3 29 (9.42%) .NET Developer
4 26 (8.44%) CRM Developer
5 25 (8.12%) Cloud Architect
6 22 (7.14%) Senior Developer
7 20 (6.49%) C# Developer
8 19 (6.17%) Dynamics AX Architect
8 19 (6.17%) Solutions Architect
9 17 (5.52%) C# .NET Developer
10 16 (5.19%) Azure Architect
11 14 (4.55%) Consultant
12 13 (4.22%) DevOps Engineer
12 13 (4.22%) Dynamics CRM Developer
12 13 (4.22%) Senior .NET Developer
12 13 (4.22%) Technical Architect
13 12 (3.90%) Azure Developer
13 12 (3.90%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 12 (3.90%) DBA
13 12 (3.90%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (27.60%) .NET
2 68 (22.08%) HTML
3 64 (20.78%) CSS
4 63 (20.45%) ASP.NET
5 56 (18.18%) Web Services
6 53 (17.21%) ASP.NET MVC
7 27 (8.77%) ASP.NET Web API
8 25 (8.12%) .NET Framework
8 25 (8.12%) HTML5
9 21 (6.82%) Entity Framework
10 19 (6.17%) REST
11 12 (3.90%) Dapper ORM
11 12 (3.90%) LESS
11 12 (3.90%) Sass
11 12 (3.90%) WCF
12 11 (3.57%) Ajax
12 11 (3.57%) CSS3
12 11 (3.57%) Django
12 11 (3.57%) JSON
12 11 (3.57%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 30 (9.74%) Data Centre
2 27 (8.77%) Public Cloud
3 18 (5.84%) User Experience
4 12 (3.90%) Hybrid Cloud
5 7 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (1.95%) PKI
7 4 (1.30%) Clustering
8 2 (0.65%) CMDB
8 2 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.65%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.65%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.32%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.32%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.32%) HP Storage
9 1 (0.32%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.32%) PMI
9 1 (0.32%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.32%) Replication
9 1 (0.32%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 58 (18.83%) Windows
2 31 (10.06%) Linux
3 30 (9.74%) Windows Server
4 11 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (1.95%) CentOS
5 6 (1.95%) Windows 10
6 5 (1.62%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.62%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.97%) Unix
8 1 (0.32%) Android
8 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.32%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (20.78%) CRM
3 63 (20.45%) MVC
4 62 (20.13%) Migration
5 53 (17.21%) TDD
6 49 (15.91%) BDD
7 41 (13.31%) Continuous Integration
8 31 (10.06%) Data Migration
9 26 (8.44%) DevOps
9 26 (8.44%) Scrum
9 26 (8.44%) Web Development
10 25 (8.12%) Continuous Delivery
11 24 (7.79%) Continuous Deployment
12 23 (7.47%) Business Development
13 22 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
13 22 (7.14%) Data Conversion
13 22 (7.14%) Mentoring
14 21 (6.82%) Campaign Management
15 17 (5.52%) ETL
15 17 (5.52%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 79 (25.65%) SQL
2 60 (19.48%) C#
3 45 (14.61%) JavaScript
4 36 (11.69%) PowerShell
5 23 (7.47%) Ruby
6 21 (6.82%) T-SQL
7 19 (6.17%) Python
8 11 (3.57%) Scala
9 9 (2.92%) Bash Shell
9 9 (2.92%) Java
10 4 (1.30%) C
11 3 (0.97%) PHP
11 3 (0.97%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.65%) Go
12 2 (0.65%) XAML
13 1 (0.32%) Perl
Qualifications
1 38 (12.34%) Security Cleared
2 26 (8.44%) SC Cleared
3 20 (6.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (1.95%) MCSE
6 5 (1.62%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (1.62%) MCITP
6 5 (1.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (1.30%) CCNP
7 4 (1.30%) Degree
8 3 (0.97%) CCNA
9 2 (0.65%) ISEB
9 2 (0.65%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.65%) MCP
9 2 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.32%) CCIE
10 1 (0.32%) JNCIA
10 1 (0.32%) MCSA
10 1 (0.32%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.32%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.95%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (0.97%) SLA
3 2 (0.65%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.65%) QA
System Software
1 52 (16.88%) Active Directory
2 18 (5.84%) Docker
3 12 (3.90%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.62%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.97%) vSphere
6 3 (0.97%) XenApp
7 1 (0.32%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.32%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.32%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.32%) UAG
7 1 (0.32%) vCloud
7 1 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 22 (7.14%) Puppet
2 16 (5.19%) SCOM
3 15 (4.87%) Terraform
4 9 (2.92%) Ansible
4 9 (2.92%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (2.27%) Nagios
5 7 (2.27%) WSUS
6 6 (1.95%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (1.62%) SCCM
8 3 (0.97%) Graphite
9 2 (0.65%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.65%) logstash
9 2 (0.65%) Marathon
9 2 (0.65%) Mesos
10 1 (0.32%) Forum Sentry
10 1 (0.32%) Grafana
10 1 (0.32%) Kibana
10 1 (0.32%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.32%) SnapMirror
10 1 (0.32%) Uchiwa
Vendors
1 182 (59.09%) Microsoft
2 34 (11.04%) VMware
3 23 (7.47%) Cisco
4 20 (6.49%) Oracle
5 13 (4.22%) CheckPoint
5 13 (4.22%) Citrix
6 8 (2.60%) SolarWinds
7 7 (2.27%) Fortinet
8 6 (1.95%) Aruba
8 6 (1.95%) Blue Coat
9 5 (1.62%) NetApp
10 4 (1.30%) Casewise
11 3 (0.97%) BT
11 3 (0.97%) Google
11 3 (0.97%) Intel Security
11 3 (0.97%) Juniper
11 3 (0.97%) Sitecore
12 2 (0.65%) Kronos
12 2 (0.65%) SAP
12 2 (0.65%) Splunk
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: £470.00 - £490.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £496.15 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago