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 30 August 2016 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 35 78 110
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +32
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 156 35 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.74% 1.42% 0.32%
As % of the Cloud Services category 54.17% 30.43% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 20 6
Median daily rate £410 £375 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £309 £438
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £492 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £380 £403
% change year-on-year
+11.84% -5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £15.88 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.38 £39.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-32.37% +122.85%
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
288 115 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.75% 4.68% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 72 40
Median daily rate £400 £364 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.96% +7.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 8
Median hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.13% +15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £23.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £23.00 £33.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £23.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-22.82% +31.42%

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 30 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Birmingham +21 44 £400 -11.11% 12
Coventry +7 42 £400 +25.00% 4
Shropshire - 22 £400 - 1
Staffordshire +12 8 £363 -9.37% 2
Warwickshire - 6 £500 - 1
Wolverhampton - 3 - -
West Bromwich 0 2 £370 +9.62%
Herefordshire - 1 - -
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, 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 94 (35.21%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (34.08%) Microsoft
3 90 (33.71%) Amazon AWS
4 78 (29.21%) .NET
5 72 (26.97%) SQL
6 64 (23.97%) Windows
7 62 (23.22%) Puppet
8 61 (22.85%) DevOps
9 59 (22.10%) C#
9 59 (22.10%) Active Directory
10 55 (20.60%) SQL Server
11 42 (15.73%) Office 365
11 42 (15.73%) IaaS
12 41 (15.36%) MVC
13 40 (14.98%) Google
14 37 (13.86%) ASP.NET
15 36 (13.48%) Cloud Computing
16 35 (13.11%) PowerShell
17 33 (12.36%) CSS
17 33 (12.36%) SharePoint
18 30 (11.24%) Linux
19 29 (10.86%) Software Engineering
19 29 (10.86%) Continuous Integration
19 29 (10.86%) ASP.NET MVC
20 28 (10.49%) Git (software)
20 28 (10.49%) HTML
20 28 (10.49%) Windows Server
21 27 (10.11%) Ruby
21 27 (10.11%) VMware
21 27 (10.11%) Team Foundation Server

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 33 (12.36%) SharePoint
2 26 (9.74%) OpenStack
3 20 (7.49%) CMS
4 13 (4.87%) Sitefinity
5 10 (3.75%) WebLogic
5 10 (3.75%) WebLogic Portal
6 9 (3.37%) MS Exchange
7 8 (3.00%) Confluence
7 8 (3.00%) SharePoint 2013
7 8 (3.00%) Skype for Business
8 7 (2.62%) NServiceBus
9 5 (1.87%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (1.50%) Mule
11 2 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.37%) Documentum
12 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.37%) IIS
12 1 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.37%) Umbraco
Applications
1 25 (9.36%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.25%) MS Office
2 6 (2.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.50%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.75%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (4.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.87%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 90 (33.71%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (15.73%) IaaS
2 42 (15.73%) Office 365
3 36 (13.48%) Cloud Computing
4 21 (7.87%) Azure Active Directory
5 20 (7.49%) PaaS
6 11 (4.12%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (4.12%) Google App Engine
6 11 (4.12%) Google Cloud Platform
7 10 (3.75%) SaaS
8 2 (0.75%) Data Lake Analytics
8 2 (0.75%) Heroku
9 1 (0.37%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.12%) HTTP
1 11 (4.12%) Network Security
2 6 (2.25%) Skype
2 6 (2.25%) WAN
3 5 (1.87%) LAN
4 4 (1.50%) NetScaler
5 2 (0.75%) DHCP
5 2 (0.75%) DNS
5 2 (0.75%) Firewall
5 2 (0.75%) SAN
6 1 (0.37%) Spanning Tree
6 1 (0.37%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.37%) VLAN
6 1 (0.37%) VoIP
6 1 (0.37%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (20.60%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (5.24%) MongoDB
3 14 (5.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (4.87%) Azure SQL Database
4 13 (4.87%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (4.87%) Relational Database
5 12 (4.49%) SQL Server 2014
6 11 (4.12%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (3.75%) Power BI
8 7 (2.62%) Big Data
8 7 (2.62%) MariaDB
9 6 (2.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (1.87%) PerformancePoint
10 5 (1.87%) SQL Server 2016
11 4 (1.50%) Data Lake
11 4 (1.50%) MySQL
11 4 (1.50%) NoSQL
12 3 (1.12%) Redis
13 2 (0.75%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 28 (10.49%) Git (software)
2 27 (10.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (7.12%) Visual Studio
4 17 (6.37%) Vagrant
5 16 (5.99%) JIRA
5 16 (5.99%) Selenium
6 10 (3.75%) Octopus Deploy
7 8 (3.00%) TeamCity
8 7 (2.62%) FxCop
8 7 (2.62%) StyleCop
9 3 (1.12%) Cucumber
9 3 (1.12%) SpecFlow
9 3 (1.12%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.75%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.37%) JMeter
11 1 (0.37%) LoadRunner
11 1 (0.37%) Subversion
11 1 (0.37%) Travis CI
11 1 (0.37%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 6 (2.25%) Finance
2 4 (1.50%) Advertising
2 4 (1.50%) Automotive
3 3 (1.12%) Games
3 3 (1.12%) Legal
3 3 (1.12%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.75%) Aerospace
4 2 (0.75%) Publishing
5 1 (0.37%) Banking
5 1 (0.37%) Marketing
5 1 (0.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 93 (34.83%) Developer
2 42 (15.73%) Architect
3 33 (12.36%) DevOps Engineer
4 31 (11.61%) .NET Developer
5 24 (8.99%) Consultant
6 19 (7.12%) C# Developer
7 17 (6.37%) DBA
7 17 (6.37%) SQL DBA
8 16 (5.99%) Senior Developer
9 14 (5.24%) C# .NET Developer
9 14 (5.24%) Infrastructure Architect
9 14 (5.24%) Lead Developer
10 13 (4.87%) Azure Architect
10 13 (4.87%) Solutions Architect
11 12 (4.49%) Analyst
11 12 (4.49%) Applications Developer
11 12 (4.49%) Azure Consultant
11 12 (4.49%) Azure Developer
12 11 (4.12%) Administrator
12 11 (4.12%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (29.21%) .NET
2 37 (13.86%) ASP.NET
3 33 (12.36%) CSS
4 29 (10.86%) ASP.NET MVC
5 28 (10.49%) HTML
6 22 (8.24%) REST
7 19 (7.12%) SOAP
7 19 (7.12%) Web Services
7 19 (7.12%) XML
8 18 (6.74%) WCF
9 17 (6.37%) ELK Stack
9 17 (6.37%) Sensu
10 12 (4.49%) .NET Framework
10 12 (4.49%) J2EE
11 10 (3.75%) Hibernate
11 10 (3.75%) J2SE
11 10 (3.75%) JSON
11 10 (3.75%) Play Framework
11 10 (3.75%) Spring
12 9 (3.37%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.49%) Data Centre
1 12 (4.49%) Hybrid Cloud
2 10 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.00%) CMDB
3 8 (3.00%) Private Cloud
4 7 (2.62%) Clustering
5 5 (1.87%) Public Cloud
6 4 (1.50%) CESG
6 4 (1.50%) Data Integration
6 4 (1.50%) Digital Media
6 4 (1.50%) User Experience
6 4 (1.50%) Visualisation
7 3 (1.12%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.12%) Data Conversion
7 3 (1.12%) PKI
8 1 (0.37%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.37%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.37%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.37%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.37%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 64 (23.97%) Windows
2 30 (11.24%) Linux
3 28 (10.49%) Windows Server
4 14 (5.24%) Unix
5 13 (4.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (4.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (2.62%) Windows 10
7 5 (1.87%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.12%) Android
8 3 (1.12%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (35.21%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (22.85%) DevOps
3 41 (15.36%) MVC
4 29 (10.86%) Continuous Integration
4 29 (10.86%) Software Engineering
5 23 (8.61%) Migration
6 22 (8.24%) Continuous Deployment
6 22 (8.24%) CRM
6 22 (8.24%) Web Development
7 20 (7.49%) Business Intelligence
7 20 (7.49%) ETL
8 17 (6.37%) Microservices
9 16 (5.99%) TDD
10 15 (5.62%) Continuous Delivery
10 15 (5.62%) High Availability
10 15 (5.62%) Identity Access Management
10 15 (5.62%) Open Source
10 15 (5.62%) Scrum
10 15 (5.62%) Service Management
11 13 (4.87%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (26.97%) SQL
2 59 (22.10%) C#
3 35 (13.11%) PowerShell
4 27 (10.11%) Ruby
5 24 (8.99%) JavaScript
5 24 (8.99%) Shell Script
6 21 (7.87%) Java
7 16 (5.99%) T-SQL
8 10 (3.75%) Scala
9 9 (3.37%) PHP
10 7 (2.62%) C
11 6 (2.25%) XAML
12 2 (0.75%) Python
13 1 (0.37%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.37%) C++
13 1 (0.37%) ES6
13 1 (0.37%) Perl
13 1 (0.37%) R
13 1 (0.37%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.37%) XPath
Qualifications
1 20 (7.49%) Security Cleared
2 17 (6.37%) SC Cleared
3 11 (4.12%) ISEB
4 9 (3.37%) ISTQB
5 6 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.50%) MCSE
7 3 (1.12%) CISSP
7 3 (1.12%) MCSA
8 2 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.75%) CCA
8 2 (0.75%) CESG Certified Professional
8 2 (0.75%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (0.75%) Degree
8 2 (0.75%) GIAC
8 2 (0.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.37%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.37%) PhD
9 1 (0.37%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.25%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.50%) QA
3 3 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.12%) SLA
4 2 (0.75%) WCAG
5 1 (0.37%) WAI
System Software
1 59 (22.10%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.87%) Docker
2 13 (4.87%) Virtual Machines
3 11 (4.12%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.62%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.87%) XenDesktop
6 4 (1.50%) XenApp
7 2 (0.75%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 62 (23.22%) Puppet
2 24 (8.99%) Packer
3 23 (8.61%) SCOM
3 23 (8.61%) Terraform
4 18 (6.74%) Opscode Chef
5 17 (6.37%) Graphite
5 17 (6.37%) Uchiwa
6 10 (3.75%) Consul
7 9 (3.37%) SCCM
8 7 (2.62%) Grafana
9 4 (1.50%) WSUS
10 2 (0.75%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.75%) SCOrch
11 1 (0.37%) AirWatch
11 1 (0.37%) Ansible
11 1 (0.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 91 (34.08%) Microsoft
2 40 (14.98%) Google
3 27 (10.11%) VMware
4 19 (7.12%) Citrix
5 18 (6.74%) MuleSoft
6 17 (6.37%) Atlassian
7 14 (5.24%) Oracle
8 13 (4.87%) ForgeRock
9 10 (3.75%) Adobe
9 10 (3.75%) webMethods
10 8 (3.00%) Cisco
10 8 (3.00%) SaltStack
10 8 (3.00%) Sitecore
11 6 (2.25%) WSO2
12 5 (1.87%) NetApp
13 4 (1.50%) HP
13 4 (1.50%) IBM
14 3 (1.12%) hybris
14 3 (1.12%) Rackspace
15 2 (0.75%) Dell
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