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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 112 101 -
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 10 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.40% 0.42% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 16.67% 20.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 0
Average daily rate
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£500 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £406 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - £13.50
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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
60 45 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.41% 2.10% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 27 3
Average daily rate £413 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £165 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 0
Average hourly rate £18.75 £10.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+74.41% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £36.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-53.10% +39.42%

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 20 August 2014.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram 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 20 August 2014. 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 +5 8 £500 +86.91%
Solihull - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
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Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 8 (72.73%) SQL
1 8 (72.73%) SQL Server
2 6 (54.55%) Data Modelling
2 6 (54.55%) ETL
2 6 (54.55%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (54.55%) Hadoop
3 5 (45.45%) Big Data
4 4 (36.36%) Analytics
4 4 (36.36%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
5 3 (27.27%) Windows
5 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
6 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
6 2 (18.18%) NoSQL
6 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
6 2 (18.18%) Migration
6 2 (18.18%) VMware
6 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
6 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
6 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (18.18%) RDBMS
6 2 (18.18%) C#
6 2 (18.18%) SAN
6 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
7 1 (9.09%) HP
7 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
7 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (9.09%) QA
7 1 (9.09%) PowerShell

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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.

Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
1 1 (9.09%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (72.73%) SQL Server
2 6 (54.55%) Hadoop
3 5 (45.45%) Big Data
4 4 (36.36%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (18.18%) RDBMS
5 2 (18.18%) NoSQL
5 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
6 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (9.09%) MSBuild
2 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
2 1 (9.09%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Consultant
1 3 (27.27%) Data Consultant
1 3 (27.27%) Architect
1 3 (27.27%) Big Data Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Project Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Build Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Data Centre Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Data Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Business Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Developer
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
2 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
2 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Data Modelling
1 6 (54.55%) ETL
1 6 (54.55%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (36.36%) Analytics
3 2 (18.18%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) C#
3 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) Perforce