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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 95 101 108
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 28 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.10% 0.44% 0.18%
As % of the Cloud Services category 33.73% 25.00% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 4
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£481 £230 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+109.23% -45.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £160 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £388 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £345 £400
% change year-on-year
+19.56% -13.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- -31.66%
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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
83 36 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.26% 1.75% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 21 10
Average daily rate £425 £290 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.55% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £162 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £435 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £371 £400
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -7.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 £11.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -41.66%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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
Coventry - 20 £481 - 1
Birmingham -5 2 - - 2
Solihull - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 27 (77.14%) Microsoft
2 25 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (62.86%) .NET
4 16 (45.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (42.86%) CRM
5 15 (42.86%) Dynamics CRM
6 14 (40.00%) .NET Framework
7 13 (37.14%) WCF
7 13 (37.14%) PowerShell
7 13 (37.14%) MSBuild
7 13 (37.14%) Web Services
8 12 (34.29%) SQL Server
8 12 (34.29%) TDD
8 12 (34.29%) ATDD
9 11 (31.43%) SpecFlow
9 11 (31.43%) BDD
9 11 (31.43%) Domain-Driven Design
9 11 (31.43%) Inversion of Control
9 11 (31.43%) NCover
9 11 (31.43%) StyleCop
9 11 (31.43%) MSTest
9 11 (31.43%) NDepend
9 11 (31.43%) ReSharper
9 11 (31.43%) NUnit
10 10 (28.57%) C#
10 10 (28.57%) SQL
11 9 (25.71%) Scrum
12 8 (22.86%) Visual Studio
12 8 (22.86%) Java
12 8 (22.86%) Python

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (17.14%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (5.71%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.86%) Node.js
Applications
1 7 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 15 (42.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (5.71%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (34.29%) SQL Server
2 6 (17.14%) Hadoop
3 5 (14.29%) Big Data
4 4 (11.43%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (11.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (5.71%) RDBMS
6 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (5.71%) Relational Database
6 2 (5.71%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (45.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (37.14%) MSBuild
3 11 (31.43%) SpecFlow
3 11 (31.43%) NCover
3 11 (31.43%) StyleCop
3 11 (31.43%) MSTest
3 11 (31.43%) NDepend
3 11 (31.43%) NUnit
3 11 (31.43%) ReSharper
4 8 (22.86%) Visual Studio
5 5 (14.29%) NuGet
6 2 (5.71%) Subversion
General
1 2 (5.71%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (37.14%) Developer
2 12 (34.29%) Architect
3 7 (20.00%) .NET Developer
4 5 (14.29%) CRM Architect
5 4 (11.43%) Lead Developer
5 4 (11.43%) Consultant
6 3 (8.57%) Data Consultant
6 3 (8.57%) Big Data Consultant
6 3 (8.57%) Build Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Agile .NET Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Lead .NET Developer
7 2 (5.71%) CRM Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.71%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Data Architect
7 2 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Integration Architect
7 2 (5.71%) Project Manager
8 1 (2.86%) Web Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (62.86%) .NET
2 14 (40.00%) .NET Framework
3 13 (37.14%) WCF
3 13 (37.14%) Web Services
4 6 (17.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 6 (17.14%) Ruby on Rails
5 5 (14.29%) NHibernate
6 3 (8.57%) REST
6 3 (8.57%) WF
6 3 (8.57%) XSLT
7 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET
7 2 (5.71%) HTML
8 1 (2.86%) CSS
8 1 (2.86%) SOAP
8 1 (2.86%) Ajax
8 1 (2.86%) XML
8 1 (2.86%) LINQ
8 1 (2.86%) jQuery
8 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (2.86%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 11 (31.43%) Inversion of Control
2 8 (22.86%) Open Source
3 5 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) Windows
2 3 (8.57%) Windows XP
2 3 (8.57%) Windows 7
2 3 (8.57%) Windows 8
3 2 (5.71%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (42.86%) CRM
3 12 (34.29%) TDD
3 12 (34.29%) ATDD
4 11 (31.43%) BDD
4 11 (31.43%) Domain-Driven Design
5 9 (25.71%) Scrum
6 6 (17.14%) Data Modelling
6 6 (17.14%) ETL
6 6 (17.14%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (14.29%) Pair Programming
8 4 (11.43%) Kanban
8 4 (11.43%) Workflow
8 4 (11.43%) Analytics
8 4 (11.43%) Mentoring
9 3 (8.57%) Web Development
9 3 (8.57%) Test Scripting
10 2 (5.71%) Validation
10 2 (5.71%) Migration
10 2 (5.71%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 13 (37.14%) PowerShell
2 10 (28.57%) SQL
2 10 (28.57%) C#
3 8 (22.86%) Java
3 8 (22.86%) Python
4 6 (17.14%) Ruby
5 2 (5.71%) Shell Script
5 2 (5.71%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.71%) Perl
5 2 (5.71%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (5.71%) Puppet
1 2 (5.71%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 27 (77.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.71%) HP
2 2 (5.71%) Perforce
2 2 (5.71%) VMware
2 2 (5.71%) Rackspace
3 1 (2.86%) CODA
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