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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
England / West Midlands
Rank 24 77 83
Rank change year-on-year
+53 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 143 43 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.06% 1.76% 1.42%
As % of the Cloud Services category 58.85% 26.71% 55.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 25 4
Median daily rate £413 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £350 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £415 £375
% change year-on-year
- +10.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 10
Median hourly rate £16.00 - £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £35.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-57.14% +34.61%

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
243 161 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.30% 6.60% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 90 22
Median daily rate £425 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £570 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 13
Median hourly rate £21.47 £13.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.00% -48.07%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £25.63 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-31.70% +13.88%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017. 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 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 42 £472 +4.77% 5
Birmingham +21 40 £360 -13.25% 12
Solihull +6 13 - - 2
Shropshire - 8 £450 - 1
Staffordshire +10 7 £425 +6.25%
Warwickshire -2 7 £285 -36.66% 4
Worcestershire +5 3 £135 -73.00% 4
Smethwick - 2 £355 -
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £675 - 1
Herefordshire - 1 £500 -
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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.

1 173 (55.45%) Microsoft
2 127 (40.71%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (26.28%) .NET
4 80 (25.64%) SQL
5 73 (23.40%) Amazon AWS
6 69 (22.12%) Active Directory
7 65 (20.83%) ASP.NET
8 63 (20.19%) Windows
9 60 (19.23%) MVC
9 60 (19.23%) Office 365
10 59 (18.91%) SQL Server
11 58 (18.59%) HTML
11 58 (18.59%) Migration
12 57 (18.27%) C#
12 57 (18.27%) CRM
13 56 (17.95%) SharePoint
14 55 (17.63%) CSS
15 52 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
16 49 (15.71%) Dynamics CRM
17 48 (15.38%) Web Services
18 44 (14.10%) MS Excel
18 44 (14.10%) TDD
18 44 (14.10%) PowerShell
19 42 (13.46%) Continuous Integration
19 42 (13.46%) BDD
19 42 (13.46%) JavaScript
20 39 (12.50%) VMware
21 38 (12.18%) IaaS
22 36 (11.54%) DevOps
23 33 (10.58%) Linux

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 56 (17.95%) SharePoint
2 25 (8.01%) OpenStack
3 22 (7.05%) BizTalk Server
4 16 (5.13%) Skype for Business
5 15 (4.81%) MS Exchange
6 14 (4.49%) CMS
7 9 (2.88%) Sitefinity
8 8 (2.56%) IIS
9 7 (2.24%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (2.24%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (1.60%) Confluence
10 5 (1.60%) Mule
11 3 (0.96%) Apache
11 3 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.64%) NServiceBus
12 2 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.64%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
13 1 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 44 (14.10%) MS Excel
2 19 (6.09%) MS Office
3 5 (1.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.96%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.96%) MS Project
4 3 (0.96%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 49 (15.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (7.69%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 73 (23.40%) Amazon AWS
2 60 (19.23%) Office 365
3 38 (12.18%) IaaS
4 22 (7.05%) PaaS
5 18 (5.77%) SaaS
6 16 (5.13%) Azure Active Directory
7 14 (4.49%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (2.24%) OneDrive
9 6 (1.92%) Yammer
10 3 (0.96%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.64%) GitHub
12 1 (0.32%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.32%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 21 (6.73%) Firewall
2 16 (5.13%) Skype
3 13 (4.17%) DNS
3 13 (4.17%) WAN
4 12 (3.85%) DHCP
5 10 (3.21%) HTTP
6 8 (2.56%) Kerberos
7 7 (2.24%) LAN
7 7 (2.24%) LDAP
7 7 (2.24%) Unified Communications
7 7 (2.24%) VoIP
8 6 (1.92%) BGP
8 6 (1.92%) OSPF
8 6 (1.92%) PBX
9 5 (1.60%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (1.28%) MPLS
10 4 (1.28%) Remote Desktop
11 3 (0.96%) Network Security
11 3 (0.96%) SAN
11 3 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (18.91%) SQL Server
2 19 (6.09%) SQL Server 2014
3 17 (5.45%) SQL Server 2016
4 15 (4.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (4.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (3.53%) Relational Database
7 11 (3.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (2.24%) NoSQL
8 7 (2.24%) Power BI
9 6 (1.92%) Azure SQL Database
10 5 (1.60%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (1.60%) Big Data
10 5 (1.60%) MongoDB
10 5 (1.60%) MySQL
10 5 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (1.28%) PerformancePoint
11 4 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (0.96%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 23 (7.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (6.09%) Visual Studio
3 13 (4.17%) Visual Studio Team System
4 12 (3.85%) Git (software)
5 9 (2.88%) JIRA
6 7 (2.24%) Selenium
6 7 (2.24%) SpecFlow
7 6 (1.92%) Cucumber
8 5 (1.60%) Jenkins
9 4 (1.28%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.96%) Subversion
11 2 (0.64%) MSBuild
11 2 (0.64%) MSTest
11 2 (0.64%) NCover
11 2 (0.64%) NDepend
11 2 (0.64%) NUnit
11 2 (0.64%) ReSharper
11 2 (0.64%) StyleCop
11 2 (0.64%) Vagrant
General
1 29 (9.29%) Finance
2 21 (6.73%) Manufacturing
3 19 (6.09%) Marketing
4 12 (3.85%) Advertising
5 2 (0.64%) Billing
5 2 (0.64%) Local Government
6 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.32%) Automotive
6 1 (0.32%) Electronics
6 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.32%) Legal
6 1 (0.32%) Publishing
6 1 (0.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 103 (33.01%) Developer
2 67 (21.47%) Architect
3 31 (9.94%) .NET Developer
4 22 (7.05%) CRM Developer
4 22 (7.05%) DevOps Engineer
5 20 (6.41%) C# Developer
5 20 (6.41%) Consultant
6 19 (6.09%) Dynamics AX Architect
7 18 (5.77%) Cloud Architect
8 17 (5.45%) C# .NET Developer
8 17 (5.45%) DBA
8 17 (5.45%) Senior Developer
8 17 (5.45%) SQL DBA
9 13 (4.17%) ASP.NET Developer
10 12 (3.85%) Azure Architect
10 12 (3.85%) Azure Developer
10 12 (3.85%) Security Architect
11 11 (3.53%) Analyst
11 11 (3.53%) Dynamics CRM Developer
11 11 (3.53%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (26.28%) .NET
2 65 (20.83%) ASP.NET
3 58 (18.59%) HTML
4 55 (17.63%) CSS
5 52 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
6 48 (15.38%) Web Services
7 26 (8.33%) .NET Framework
8 22 (7.05%) ASP.NET Web API
9 19 (6.09%) Entity Framework
10 18 (5.77%) HTML5
11 14 (4.49%) LESS
11 14 (4.49%) Sass
11 14 (4.49%) WCF
12 13 (4.17%) REST
13 12 (3.85%) Dapper ORM
14 10 (3.21%) ELK Stack
15 9 (2.88%) AngularJS
16 8 (2.56%) RabbitMQ
17 7 (2.24%) Sensu
18 6 (1.92%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.97%) Data Centre
2 24 (7.69%) Public Cloud
3 20 (6.41%) Data Conversion
4 13 (4.17%) User Experience
5 11 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (3.21%) Hybrid Cloud
7 8 (2.56%) Clustering
7 8 (2.56%) PKI
8 5 (1.60%) Data Integration
8 5 (1.60%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.64%) CMDB
9 2 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.64%) Inversion of Control
9 2 (0.64%) Replication
10 1 (0.32%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.32%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.32%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.32%) PMI
10 1 (0.32%) Psychology
10 1 (0.32%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 63 (20.19%) Windows
2 33 (10.58%) Linux
3 31 (9.94%) Windows Server
4 13 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (3.21%) Windows 10
6 6 (1.92%) Windows 7
7 5 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.96%) Android
9 3 (0.96%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.96%) Unix
10 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.32%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (40.71%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (19.23%) MVC
3 58 (18.59%) Migration
4 57 (18.27%) CRM
5 44 (14.10%) TDD
6 42 (13.46%) BDD
6 42 (13.46%) Continuous Integration
7 36 (11.54%) DevOps
8 27 (8.65%) Data Migration
9 24 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
9 24 (7.69%) Continuous Deployment
9 24 (7.69%) Scrum
9 24 (7.69%) Web Development
10 22 (7.05%) Business Intelligence
11 20 (6.41%) Business Development
11 20 (6.41%) Mentoring
12 17 (5.45%) Campaign Management
12 17 (5.45%) ETL
13 16 (5.13%) Kanban
14 15 (4.81%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 80 (25.64%) SQL
2 57 (18.27%) C#
3 44 (14.10%) PowerShell
4 42 (13.46%) JavaScript
5 22 (7.05%) T-SQL
6 18 (5.77%) Ruby
7 12 (3.85%) Python
8 10 (3.21%) Shell Script
9 7 (2.24%) Java
10 5 (1.60%) C
11 4 (1.28%) Scala
11 4 (1.28%) XAML
12 3 (0.96%) PHP
13 2 (0.64%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.64%) Go
14 1 (0.32%) ES6
14 1 (0.32%) Perl
Qualifications
1 31 (9.94%) Security Cleared
2 20 (6.41%) SC Cleared
3 16 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (2.24%) MCSE
5 6 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.60%) MCITP
7 4 (1.28%) ISEB
7 4 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (0.96%) CCNA
8 3 (0.96%) CCNP
8 3 (0.96%) MCSA
9 2 (0.64%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.64%) MCP
9 2 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.32%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (0.32%) Degree
10 1 (0.32%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.32%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.24%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (1.28%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.28%) SLA
3 3 (0.96%) QA
4 2 (0.64%) WCAG
5 1 (0.32%) WAI
System Software
1 69 (22.12%) Active Directory
2 15 (4.81%) Hyper-V
3 13 (4.17%) Docker
4 6 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.28%) XenApp
6 2 (0.64%) vSphere
7 1 (0.32%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.32%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.32%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.32%) UAG
7 1 (0.32%) vCloud
7 1 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.32%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 25 (8.01%) Puppet
2 18 (5.77%) SCOM
3 16 (5.13%) Terraform
4 10 (3.21%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (3.21%) WSUS
5 9 (2.88%) Graphite
5 9 (2.88%) SCCM
6 8 (2.56%) Packer
7 7 (2.24%) Grafana
7 7 (2.24%) Microsoft Intune
7 7 (2.24%) Nagios
7 7 (2.24%) Uchiwa
8 3 (0.96%) Ansible
8 3 (0.96%) Consul
9 2 (0.64%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.64%) logstash
9 2 (0.64%) Marathon
9 2 (0.64%) Mesos
10 1 (0.32%) Kibana
10 1 (0.32%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 173 (55.45%) Microsoft
2 39 (12.50%) VMware
3 20 (6.41%) Cisco
4 16 (5.13%) Citrix
4 16 (5.13%) Oracle
5 11 (3.53%) CheckPoint
5 11 (3.53%) Google
6 8 (2.56%) MuleSoft
7 7 (2.24%) Atlassian
7 7 (2.24%) SolarWinds
8 6 (1.92%) WSO2
9 5 (1.60%) Fortinet
9 5 (1.60%) Sitecore
10 4 (1.28%) Aruba
10 4 (1.28%) Blue Coat
11 3 (0.96%) BT
11 3 (0.96%) HP
11 3 (0.96%) Intel Security
11 3 (0.96%) Juniper
11 3 (0.96%) NetApp
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Difrent
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £550.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
LA International
Rate: £500 - £543 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £351 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago