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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 38 106 120
Rank change year-on-year
+68 +14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 124 17 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.29% 0.63% 0.042%
As % of the Cloud Services category 52.54% 20.24% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 6 1
Average daily rate £400 £315 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% -30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 £26.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.46% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £80.00 £28.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+185.71% -12.50%
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
236 84 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.16% 3.14% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 42 21
Average daily rate £400 £310 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £180 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £441 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Average hourly rate £22.50 £13.87 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.22% +15.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.61 £25.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +69.49%

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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Shropshire - 38 £400 - 2
Coventry +11 23 £381 +15.53% 6
Birmingham +17 22 £425 +18.88% 14
Staffordshire - 6 £388 - 3
Warwickshire +2 5 £501 - 3
Smethwick - 3 - -
Worcestershire - 2 £225 - 1
West Bromwich - 1 £500 -
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 59 (35.54%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (30.12%) Puppet
3 49 (29.52%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (27.11%) Google
4 45 (27.11%) Microsoft
4 45 (27.11%) DevOps
5 44 (26.51%) OpenStack
5 44 (26.51%) Software Engineering
6 43 (25.90%) Ruby
6 43 (25.90%) Cloud Computing
6 43 (25.90%) Packer
7 42 (25.30%) Shell Script
8 40 (24.10%) .NET
9 36 (21.69%) SQL Server
9 36 (21.69%) Vagrant
10 35 (21.08%) Linux
11 34 (20.48%) SQL
12 33 (19.88%) C#
13 32 (19.28%) Git (software)
14 31 (18.67%) Terraform
15 29 (17.47%) Office 365
16 27 (16.27%) Windows
17 25 (15.06%) Service Management
18 24 (14.46%) Atlassian
18 24 (14.46%) Sensu
18 24 (14.46%) MuleSoft
18 24 (14.46%) Uchiwa
18 24 (14.46%) ELK Stack
19 23 (13.86%) Graphite
19 23 (13.86%) ForgeRock

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 44 (26.51%) OpenStack
2 23 (13.86%) SharePoint
3 9 (5.42%) CMS
4 8 (4.82%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (3.61%) Sitefinity
6 3 (1.81%) Node.js
6 3 (1.81%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (1.81%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.20%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.60%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.60%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.60%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 18 (10.84%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.41%) MS Office
3 2 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.20%) MS Project
4 1 (0.60%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.81%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 59 (35.54%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (25.90%) Cloud Computing
3 29 (17.47%) Office 365
4 16 (9.64%) IaaS
5 4 (2.41%) PaaS
6 2 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.20%) Heroku
6 2 (1.20%) Yammer
7 1 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.60%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.01%) HTTP
2 4 (2.41%) WAN
3 3 (1.81%) Firewall
3 3 (1.81%) LAN
4 2 (1.20%) DHCP
4 2 (1.20%) DNS
4 2 (1.20%) Intranet
4 2 (1.20%) Network Security
5 1 (0.60%) SAN
5 1 (0.60%) VoIP
5 1 (0.60%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (21.69%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.43%) MariaDB
3 13 (7.83%) SQL Server 2014
3 13 (7.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (6.63%) Azure SQL Database
5 9 (5.42%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (5.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (3.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (2.41%) MongoDB
7 4 (2.41%) NoSQL
7 4 (2.41%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.41%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.81%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.81%) Redis
9 2 (1.20%) Big Data
9 2 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.20%) Power BI
10 1 (0.60%) QlikView
10 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 36 (21.69%) Vagrant
2 32 (19.28%) Git (software)
3 14 (8.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (3.01%) Octopus Deploy
4 5 (3.01%) Visual Studio
5 4 (2.41%) Selenium
5 4 (2.41%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.20%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.20%) FxCop
6 2 (1.20%) SpecFlow
6 2 (1.20%) StyleCop
7 1 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.60%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.60%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.60%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.60%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.60%) Subversion
7 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 9 (5.42%) Finance
2 3 (1.81%) Games
3 2 (1.20%) Advertising
3 2 (1.20%) Retail
4 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.60%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 72 (43.37%) Developer
2 24 (14.46%) Applications Developer
3 22 (13.25%) Architect
4 18 (10.84%) Senior Developer
5 13 (7.83%) DevOps Engineer
6 12 (7.23%) .NET Developer
7 11 (6.63%) C# Developer
7 11 (6.63%) Cloud Developer
8 10 (6.02%) Consultant
9 9 (5.42%) Infrastructure Architect
10 8 (4.82%) C# .NET Developer
10 8 (4.82%) Senior Applications Developer
11 7 (4.22%) AWS Engineer
11 7 (4.22%) DBA
11 7 (4.22%) SQL DBA
12 6 (3.61%) BizTalk Developer
12 6 (3.61%) DevOps Consultant
12 6 (3.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 6 (3.61%) Infrastructure Manager
12 6 (3.61%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (24.10%) .NET
2 24 (14.46%) ELK Stack
2 24 (14.46%) Sensu
3 20 (12.05%) ASP.NET
4 16 (9.64%) ASP.NET MVC
5 13 (7.83%) RabbitMQ
5 13 (7.83%) WCF
6 11 (6.63%) HTML
6 11 (6.63%) Web Services
7 10 (6.02%) CSS
8 9 (5.42%) ASP.NET Web API
9 6 (3.61%) .NET Framework
10 5 (3.01%) AngularJS
10 5 (3.01%) REST
11 4 (2.41%) jQuery
11 4 (2.41%) SOAP
11 4 (2.41%) XML
11 4 (2.41%) XSLT
12 3 (1.81%) JSON
12 3 (1.81%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.61%) Clustering
2 5 (3.01%) Data Centre
3 4 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.81%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.20%) User Experience
6 1 (0.60%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.60%) HP Storage
6 1 (0.60%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.60%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.60%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.60%) PKI
6 1 (0.60%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.60%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 35 (21.08%) Linux
2 27 (16.27%) Windows
3 17 (10.24%) Windows Server
4 5 (3.01%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.81%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.20%) Unix
8 1 (0.60%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (29.52%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (27.11%) DevOps
3 44 (26.51%) Software Engineering
4 25 (15.06%) Service Management
5 23 (13.86%) MVC
6 17 (10.24%) Migration
7 16 (9.64%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (8.43%) Identity Access Management
9 12 (7.23%) TDD
10 11 (6.63%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (5.42%) Configuration Management
11 9 (5.42%) CRM
11 9 (5.42%) Open Source
11 9 (5.42%) Scrum
12 7 (4.22%) Continuous Delivery
12 7 (4.22%) Integration Testing
12 7 (4.22%) Web Development
13 6 (3.61%) Infrastructure Management
13 6 (3.61%) Mentoring
13 6 (3.61%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 43 (25.90%) Ruby
2 42 (25.30%) Shell Script
3 34 (20.48%) SQL
4 33 (19.88%) C#
5 12 (7.23%) PowerShell
6 7 (4.22%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.41%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.81%) Java
9 2 (1.20%) XAML
10 1 (0.60%) Scala
10 1 (0.60%) XPath
Qualifications
1 15 (9.04%) Security Cleared
2 14 (8.43%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.01%) ISEB
3 5 (3.01%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.20%) Degree
4 2 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.60%) MCITP
5 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.60%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.81%) QA
2 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.60%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (12.05%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.81%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.60%) Docker
3 1 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 50 (30.12%) Puppet
2 43 (25.90%) Packer
3 31 (18.67%) Terraform
4 24 (14.46%) Uchiwa
5 23 (13.86%) Graphite
6 17 (10.24%) SCOM
7 11 (6.63%) Grafana
8 7 (4.22%) SCOrch
9 6 (3.61%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (2.41%) SCCM
11 1 (0.60%) WSUS
Vendors
1 45 (27.11%) Google
1 45 (27.11%) Microsoft
2 24 (14.46%) Atlassian
2 24 (14.46%) MuleSoft
3 23 (13.86%) ForgeRock
4 10 (6.02%) Oracle
5 8 (4.82%) WSO2
6 6 (3.61%) VMware
7 4 (2.41%) Citrix
7 4 (2.41%) NetApp
8 3 (1.81%) Cisco
9 2 (1.20%) HP
9 2 (1.20%) Infor
9 2 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.20%) SaltStack
9 2 (1.20%) SAP
9 2 (1.20%) Tableau
10 1 (0.60%) Omniture
10 1 (0.60%) Rackspace
10 1 (0.60%) Telerik
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