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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 39 102 118
Rank change year-on-year
+63 +16
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 116 27 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.13% 1.06% 0.043%
As % of the Cloud Services category 51.79% 25.00% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 9 1
Median daily rate £400 £345 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.94% -23.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £388 £378
% change year-on-year
+16.12% +2.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £22.50 £26.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.46% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -6.25%
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
224 108 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.98% 4.24% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 52 25
Median daily rate £400 £315 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% -9.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £274 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +50.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £12.75
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +96.07%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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
Coventry +5 26 £375 +14.50% 7
Birmingham +19 25 £438 +12.54% 10
Shropshire - 23 £398 - 1
Staffordshire - 9 £400 - 3
Warwickshire +2 7 £500 -
Smethwick - 1 - -
West Bromwich - 1 £500 -
Worcestershire - 1 £125 -
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 76 (38.19%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (31.66%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (29.65%) DevOps
4 58 (29.15%) Puppet
5 56 (28.14%) Microsoft
6 55 (27.64%) .NET
7 51 (25.63%) Google
8 50 (25.13%) Software Engineering
9 49 (24.62%) Cloud Computing
10 47 (23.62%) OpenStack
11 45 (22.61%) Packer
11 45 (22.61%) Ruby
12 44 (22.11%) Shell Script
13 42 (21.11%) SQL
14 39 (19.60%) Windows
14 39 (19.60%) Linux
15 38 (19.10%) SQL Server
15 38 (19.10%) Vagrant
16 37 (18.59%) C#
16 37 (18.59%) Git (software)
17 36 (18.09%) Office 365
18 32 (16.08%) Terraform
19 30 (15.08%) Active Directory
20 29 (14.57%) MVC
21 27 (13.57%) Service Management
21 27 (13.57%) IaaS
22 26 (13.07%) Sensu
22 26 (13.07%) MuleSoft
22 26 (13.07%) Uchiwa
22 26 (13.07%) ELK Stack

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 47 (23.62%) OpenStack
2 24 (12.06%) SharePoint
3 11 (5.53%) CMS
4 8 (4.02%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (4.02%) Sitefinity
5 5 (2.51%) WebLogic
5 5 (2.51%) WebLogic Portal
6 4 (2.01%) MS Exchange
6 4 (2.01%) NServiceBus
7 3 (1.51%) Node.js
7 3 (1.51%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.51%) Skype for Business
8 2 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.50%) Umbraco
Applications
1 21 (10.55%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.01%) MS Office
3 2 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.01%) MS Project
4 1 (0.50%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (4.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.51%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 76 (38.19%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (24.62%) Cloud Computing
3 36 (18.09%) Office 365
4 27 (13.57%) IaaS
5 7 (3.52%) PaaS
6 5 (2.51%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (2.51%) Google App Engine
6 5 (2.51%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (2.01%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.01%) Heroku
8 2 (1.01%) SaaS
8 2 (1.01%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.52%) WAN
2 6 (3.02%) HTTP
2 6 (3.02%) LAN
3 4 (2.01%) Network Security
4 3 (1.51%) DHCP
4 3 (1.51%) DNS
4 3 (1.51%) Firewall
5 2 (1.01%) Intranet
6 1 (0.50%) VoIP
6 1 (0.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (19.10%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.04%) MariaDB
3 13 (6.53%) Azure SQL Database
4 12 (6.03%) SQL Server 2014
4 12 (6.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (4.52%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (4.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (4.02%) MongoDB
7 7 (3.52%) Relational Database
8 5 (2.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (2.01%) NoSQL
10 3 (1.51%) Redis
11 2 (1.01%) Big Data
11 2 (1.01%) MySQL
11 2 (1.01%) Oracle Database
11 2 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.50%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 38 (19.10%) Vagrant
2 37 (18.59%) Git (software)
3 17 (8.54%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (4.02%) Selenium
5 7 (3.52%) Octopus Deploy
5 7 (3.52%) TeamCity
6 6 (3.02%) Visual Studio
7 4 (2.01%) FxCop
7 4 (2.01%) StyleCop
8 3 (1.51%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (1.01%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.01%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.50%) Axure RP
10 1 (0.50%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.50%) Subversion
General
1 7 (3.52%) Finance
2 2 (1.01%) Advertising
2 2 (1.01%) Games
2 2 (1.01%) Manufacturing
2 2 (1.01%) Retail
3 1 (0.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 81 (40.70%) Developer
2 29 (14.57%) Architect
3 26 (13.07%) Applications Developer
4 19 (9.55%) DevOps Engineer
5 18 (9.05%) Senior Developer
6 15 (7.54%) .NET Developer
7 14 (7.04%) Consultant
8 13 (6.53%) C# Developer
8 13 (6.53%) Cloud Developer
9 11 (5.53%) Infrastructure Architect
10 10 (5.03%) C# .NET Developer
11 9 (4.52%) Lead Developer
12 8 (4.02%) Cloud Engineer
12 8 (4.02%) DBA
12 8 (4.02%) DevOps Consultant
12 8 (4.02%) Infrastructure Manager
12 8 (4.02%) Senior Applications Developer
12 8 (4.02%) Solutions Architect
12 8 (4.02%) SQL DBA
13 7 (3.52%) Azure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (27.64%) .NET
2 26 (13.07%) ELK Stack
2 26 (13.07%) Sensu
3 25 (12.56%) ASP.NET
4 20 (10.05%) ASP.NET MVC
5 15 (7.54%) CSS
5 15 (7.54%) HTML
6 13 (6.53%) RabbitMQ
6 13 (6.53%) WCF
7 11 (5.53%) Web Services
8 9 (4.52%) ASP.NET Web API
8 9 (4.52%) REST
9 8 (4.02%) SOAP
9 8 (4.02%) XML
10 7 (3.52%) JSON
11 6 (3.02%) .NET Framework
12 5 (2.51%) Hibernate
12 5 (2.51%) J2SE
12 5 (2.51%) Play Framework
12 5 (2.51%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.02%) Hybrid Cloud
2 7 (3.52%) Data Centre
3 6 (3.02%) Clustering
4 5 (2.51%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.01%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.01%) User Experience
7 1 (0.50%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.50%) FMCG
7 1 (0.50%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.50%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.50%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.50%) PKI
7 1 (0.50%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 39 (19.60%) Linux
1 39 (19.60%) Windows
2 24 (12.06%) Windows Server
3 8 (4.02%) Unix
4 7 (3.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (3.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.51%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.51%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (31.66%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (29.65%) DevOps
3 50 (25.13%) Software Engineering
4 29 (14.57%) MVC
5 27 (13.57%) Service Management
6 23 (11.56%) Migration
7 18 (9.05%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (8.04%) Identity Access Management
9 13 (6.53%) Open Source
9 13 (6.53%) TDD
10 12 (6.03%) Configuration Management
10 12 (6.03%) CRM
10 12 (6.03%) Scrum
11 11 (5.53%) Web Development
12 10 (5.03%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (5.03%) Continuous Delivery
13 9 (4.52%) Microservices
14 7 (3.52%) Integration Testing
14 7 (3.52%) SOA
15 6 (3.02%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 45 (22.61%) Ruby
2 44 (22.11%) Shell Script
3 42 (21.11%) SQL
4 37 (18.59%) C#
5 20 (10.05%) PowerShell
6 7 (3.52%) Java
6 7 (3.52%) JavaScript
7 5 (2.51%) Scala
8 4 (2.01%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.01%) XAML
10 1 (0.50%) C
10 1 (0.50%) XPath
Qualifications
1 20 (10.05%) Security Cleared
2 17 (8.54%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.51%) ISEB
3 5 (2.51%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.01%) Degree
5 1 (0.50%) CISSP
5 1 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.51%) QA
2 2 (1.01%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (15.08%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.51%) Docker
3 2 (1.01%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 58 (29.15%) Puppet
2 45 (22.61%) Packer
3 32 (16.08%) Terraform
4 26 (13.07%) Uchiwa
5 25 (12.56%) Graphite
6 24 (12.06%) SCOM
7 11 (5.53%) Grafana
8 7 (3.52%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (3.52%) SCOrch
9 5 (2.51%) SCCM
10 1 (0.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 56 (28.14%) Microsoft
2 51 (25.63%) Google
3 26 (13.07%) Atlassian
3 26 (13.07%) MuleSoft
4 25 (12.56%) ForgeRock
5 12 (6.03%) Citrix
6 9 (4.52%) Oracle
6 9 (4.52%) VMware
7 8 (4.02%) WSO2
8 5 (2.51%) Adobe
8 5 (2.51%) NetApp
8 5 (2.51%) webMethods
9 4 (2.01%) SaltStack
10 3 (1.51%) Cisco
10 3 (1.51%) IBM
11 2 (1.01%) Infor
11 2 (1.01%) Rackspace
11 2 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (1.01%) SAP
11 2 (1.01%) Telerik
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