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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 74 106 -
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 33 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.53% 0.048% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 61.11% 3.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Average daily rate
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£475 £470 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 0
Average hourly rate £26.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 - -
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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
54 30 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.50% 1.44% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 17 8
Average daily rate £375 £275 £498
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -44.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £155 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £409 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 6
Average hourly rate £26.00 £11.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+126.08% -42.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.23 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+30.62% -11.66%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 23 January 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham - 12 £475 - 8
Coventry - 6 £425 - 1
Solihull - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Worcestershire - - - -
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 57 (93.44%) Microsoft
2 35 (57.38%) .NET
3 32 (52.46%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (45.90%) Windows
5 26 (42.62%) CRM
5 26 (42.62%) Dynamics CRM
6 25 (40.98%) Active Directory
7 22 (36.07%) Team Foundation Server
8 21 (34.43%) MS Excel
9 20 (32.79%) SQL Server
9 20 (32.79%) WCF
10 19 (31.15%) .NET Framework
10 19 (31.15%) BizTalk Server
11 14 (22.95%) Python
11 14 (22.95%) Java
11 14 (22.95%) PowerShell
11 14 (22.95%) Hyper-V
12 13 (21.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 13 (21.31%) Web Services
12 13 (21.31%) Scrum
12 13 (21.31%) MSBuild
13 12 (19.67%) ATDD
13 12 (19.67%) SharePoint
13 12 (19.67%) TDD
13 12 (19.67%) Ruby
13 12 (19.67%) Ruby on Rails
14 11 (18.03%) ReSharper
14 11 (18.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 11 (18.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 11 (18.03%) NUnit

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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.

Application Platforms
1 19 (31.15%) BizTalk Server
2 12 (19.67%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.28%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (3.28%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.64%) Node.js
4 1 (1.64%) IIS
Applications
1 21 (34.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 26 (42.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (16.39%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (3.28%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.28%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (3.28%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.75%) LAN
1 9 (14.75%) WAN
2 4 (6.56%) DHCP
2 4 (6.56%) DNS
3 1 (1.64%) Internet
3 1 (1.64%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (32.79%) SQL Server
2 13 (21.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (18.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 11 (18.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 22 (36.07%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (21.31%) MSBuild
3 11 (18.03%) ReSharper
3 11 (18.03%) NUnit
3 11 (18.03%) NCover
3 11 (18.03%) StyleCop
3 11 (18.03%) MSTest
3 11 (18.03%) NDepend
3 11 (18.03%) SpecFlow
4 9 (14.75%) Visual Studio
5 5 (8.20%) NuGet
6 2 (3.28%) Subversion
General
1 3 (4.92%) Finance
2 1 (1.64%) Marketing
2 1 (1.64%) Automotive
2 1 (1.64%) Games
Job Titles
1 21 (34.43%) Architect
2 18 (29.51%) Developer
3 10 (16.39%) .NET Developer
3 10 (16.39%) Analyst
3 10 (16.39%) Technical Architect
3 10 (16.39%) Support Analyst
4 8 (13.11%) Server Support Analyst
4 8 (13.11%) Server Support
4 8 (13.11%) Server Analyst
5 7 (11.48%) Lead Developer
6 6 (9.84%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 6 (9.84%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 5 (8.20%) CRM Architect
7 5 (8.20%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (4.92%) Technical Solutions Architect
8 3 (4.92%) Build Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Lead .NET Developer
8 3 (4.92%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (4.92%) Server Engineer
9 2 (3.28%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (57.38%) .NET
2 20 (32.79%) WCF
3 19 (31.15%) .NET Framework
4 13 (21.31%) Web Services
5 12 (19.67%) Ruby on Rails
6 6 (9.84%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 5 (8.20%) NHibernate
8 3 (4.92%) REST
8 3 (4.92%) WF
8 3 (4.92%) XSLT
8 3 (4.92%) ASP.NET
8 3 (4.92%) HTML
9 2 (3.28%) CSS
9 2 (3.28%) XML
9 2 (3.28%) HTML5
10 1 (1.64%) Razor View Engine
10 1 (1.64%) AngularJS
10 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 1 (1.64%) LINQ
10 1 (1.64%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.03%) Inversion of Control
2 8 (13.11%) Replication
2 8 (13.11%) Open Source
3 5 (8.20%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (6.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 28 (45.90%) Windows
2 9 (14.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (13.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (6.56%) Windows XP
5 3 (4.92%) Windows 8
5 3 (4.92%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.28%) Linux
6 2 (3.28%) Android
6 2 (3.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (52.46%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (42.62%) CRM
3 13 (21.31%) Scrum
4 12 (19.67%) ATDD
4 12 (19.67%) TDD
5 11 (18.03%) BDD
5 11 (18.03%) Domain-Driven Design
6 9 (14.75%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (13.11%) Kanban
8 7 (11.48%) ITIL
9 6 (9.84%) Web Development
10 5 (8.20%) DevOps
10 5 (8.20%) Test Scripting
10 5 (8.20%) Pair Programming
10 5 (8.20%) Workflow
11 4 (6.56%) Business Transformation
12 2 (3.28%) Validation
12 2 (3.28%) CAFM
12 2 (3.28%) Asset Management
13 1 (1.64%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 14 (22.95%) Python
1 14 (22.95%) Java
1 14 (22.95%) PowerShell
2 12 (19.67%) Ruby
3 11 (18.03%) C#
4 5 (8.20%) SQL
5 3 (4.92%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.28%) Shell Script
6 2 (3.28%) Perl
6 2 (3.28%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (3.28%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) QA
System Software
1 25 (40.98%) Active Directory
2 14 (22.95%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (6.56%) SCOM
1 4 (6.56%) SCOrch
2 3 (4.92%) Puppet
3 2 (3.28%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (3.28%) SCCM
3 2 (3.28%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 57 (93.44%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.84%) HP
3 3 (4.92%) Rackspace
4 2 (3.28%) Perforce
5 1 (1.64%) SaltStack
5 1 (1.64%) CODA
5 1 (1.64%) VMware
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwick
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £20.00 - £26.00 per hour
Posted: 15 days ago
West Midlands
Jumar Solutions
Posted: 20 days ago