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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 68 76 108
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +32
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 56 34 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.19% 1.54% 0.047%
As % of the Cloud Services category 30.77% 56.67% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 6 1
Average daily rate £420 £450 £470
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 0
Average hourly rate - £26.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 -
% change year-on-year
+34.61% -
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
182 60 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.13% 2.72% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 20 19
Average daily rate £415 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.57% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 2
Average hourly rate £13.50 £26.00 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.07% +121.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.66 £11.70 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £26.00 £11.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
-13.35% +30.62%

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 12 February 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 12 February 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
Coventry +7 20 £450 +5.88% 6
Birmingham -1 13 £415 -12.63% 12
Shropshire - 9 £400 -
Warwickshire -4 6 £500 - 3
Worcestershire - 3 £500 -
West Bromwich - 2 - -
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Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 34 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (36.47%) Microsoft
3 29 (34.12%) Amazon AWS
4 28 (32.94%) SQL Server
5 27 (31.76%) .NET
6 26 (30.59%) Office 365
7 24 (28.24%) SharePoint
8 23 (27.06%) SQL
9 20 (23.53%) Windows
10 17 (20.00%) C#
10 17 (20.00%) Puppet
11 16 (18.82%) DevOps
12 15 (17.65%) Active Directory
13 13 (15.29%) MS Excel
13 13 (15.29%) MVC
14 12 (14.12%) TDD
14 12 (14.12%) SCOM
15 11 (12.94%) Team Foundation Server
15 11 (12.94%) IaaS
15 11 (12.94%) Google
16 10 (11.76%) Software Engineering
16 10 (11.76%) Linux
16 10 (11.76%) OpenStack
16 10 (11.76%) Cloud Computing
16 10 (11.76%) Git (software)
16 10 (11.76%) Ruby
16 10 (11.76%) Packer
16 10 (11.76%) Windows Server
17 9 (10.59%) Terraform
17 9 (10.59%) Vagrant

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 24 (28.24%) SharePoint
2 10 (11.76%) OpenStack
3 7 (8.24%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (8.24%) Skype for Business
4 3 (3.53%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.35%) CMS
5 2 (2.35%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (2.35%) IBM Notes
5 2 (2.35%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.35%) NServiceBus
6 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.18%) Node.js
6 1 (1.18%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 13 (15.29%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.53%) MS Office
3 1 (1.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 29 (34.12%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (30.59%) Office 365
3 11 (12.94%) IaaS
4 10 (11.76%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (4.71%) PaaS
6 2 (2.35%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (2.35%) SaaS
6 2 (2.35%) Yammer
7 1 (1.18%) Bluemix
7 1 (1.18%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.88%) Firewall
2 3 (3.53%) LAN
2 3 (3.53%) Network Security
2 3 (3.53%) SAN
2 3 (3.53%) WAN
3 2 (2.35%) Cisco Wireless
3 2 (2.35%) Intranet
3 2 (2.35%) MPLS
3 2 (2.35%) VLAN
3 2 (2.35%) VPN
3 2 (2.35%) Wireless
4 1 (1.18%) ADSL
4 1 (1.18%) BGP
4 1 (1.18%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.18%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (1.18%) DHCP
4 1 (1.18%) DNS
4 1 (1.18%) OSPF
4 1 (1.18%) TACACS
4 1 (1.18%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (32.94%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.41%) SQL Server 2014
2 8 (9.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (8.24%) Azure SQL Database
4 6 (7.06%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (4.71%) MariaDB
6 4 (4.71%) MongoDB
6 4 (4.71%) NoSQL
7 2 (2.35%) Couchbase
7 2 (2.35%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (2.35%) RavenDB
7 2 (2.35%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.18%) CouchDB
8 1 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.18%) PerformancePoint
8 1 (1.18%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 11 (12.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (11.76%) Git (software)
3 9 (10.59%) Vagrant
4 3 (3.53%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (3.53%) Selenium
4 3 (3.53%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.35%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.35%) FxCop
5 2 (2.35%) Moq
5 2 (2.35%) MSBuild
5 2 (2.35%) NSubstitute
5 2 (2.35%) StyleCop
6 1 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.18%) Axure RP
6 1 (1.18%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.18%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.18%) Mocha
6 1 (1.18%) Protractor
6 1 (1.18%) ReSharper
6 1 (1.18%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (4.71%) Finance
2 3 (3.53%) Games
2 3 (3.53%) Retail
3 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (36.47%) Developer
2 19 (22.35%) Architect
3 11 (12.94%) Consultant
4 10 (11.76%) Senior Developer
5 6 (7.06%) .NET Architect
5 6 (7.06%) DevOps Consultant
5 6 (7.06%) Technical Architect
6 5 (5.88%) .NET Developer
6 5 (5.88%) Applications Developer
6 5 (5.88%) BizTalk Developer
6 5 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (4.71%) .NET Technical Architect
7 4 (4.71%) Project Manager
7 4 (4.71%) Senior Applications Developer
7 4 (4.71%) SQL Developer
8 3 (3.53%) Senior DBA
8 3 (3.53%) Senior SQL DBA
8 3 (3.53%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (31.76%) .NET
2 9 (10.59%) ASP.NET
3 8 (9.41%) HTML
4 7 (8.24%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (8.24%) RabbitMQ
4 7 (8.24%) WCF
5 6 (7.06%) AngularJS
5 6 (7.06%) CSS
6 5 (5.88%) ELK Stack
6 5 (5.88%) HTML5
6 5 (5.88%) jQuery
6 5 (5.88%) Sensu
6 5 (5.88%) Web Services
7 3 (3.53%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 3 (3.53%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (3.53%) Castle Windsor
7 3 (3.53%) NHibernate
7 3 (3.53%) Razor View Engine
7 3 (3.53%) REST
8 2 (2.35%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.71%) User Experience
2 3 (3.53%) Clustering
2 3 (3.53%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.53%) HP Storage
3 2 (2.35%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.18%) Taxonomies
4 1 (1.18%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 20 (23.53%) Windows
2 10 (11.76%) Linux
2 10 (11.76%) Windows Server
3 3 (3.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (3.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.18%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (18.82%) DevOps
3 13 (15.29%) MVC
4 12 (14.12%) TDD
5 10 (11.76%) Software Engineering
6 9 (10.59%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (10.59%) Integration Testing
7 8 (9.41%) Infrastructure Management
7 8 (9.41%) Migration
8 7 (8.24%) Configuration Management
8 7 (8.24%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (7.06%) Service Management
10 5 (5.88%) CRM
10 5 (5.88%) ITIL
10 5 (5.88%) SOLID
11 3 (3.53%) Data Management
11 3 (3.53%) Front End Development
11 3 (3.53%) Open Source
11 3 (3.53%) Release Management
11 3 (3.53%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 23 (27.06%) SQL
2 17 (20.00%) C#
3 10 (11.76%) Ruby
4 9 (10.59%) Shell Script
5 8 (9.41%) JavaScript
5 8 (9.41%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.18%) Java
6 1 (1.18%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.53%) MCITP
2 3 (3.53%) NCIE
2 3 (3.53%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.35%) CCNP
3 2 (2.35%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (2.35%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.18%) CCNA
4 1 (1.18%) ISEB
4 1 (1.18%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.18%) QA
2 1 (1.18%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.71%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (20.00%) Puppet
2 12 (14.12%) SCOM
3 10 (11.76%) Packer
4 9 (10.59%) Terraform
5 7 (8.24%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (5.88%) Uchiwa
7 4 (4.71%) Graphite
8 3 (3.53%) Grafana
8 3 (3.53%) SCOrch
9 2 (2.35%) SCCM
10 1 (1.18%) QRadar
10 1 (1.18%) WhatsUp Gold
10 1 (1.18%) WSUS
10 1 (1.18%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 31 (36.47%) Microsoft
2 11 (12.94%) Google
3 6 (7.06%) Oracle
4 5 (5.88%) Atlassian
4 5 (5.88%) Cisco
4 5 (5.88%) MuleSoft
5 4 (4.71%) ForgeRock
5 4 (4.71%) HP
5 4 (4.71%) NetApp
5 4 (4.71%) SaltStack
6 3 (3.53%) Dell
6 3 (3.53%) SAP
6 3 (3.53%) Sophos
6 3 (3.53%) VMware
7 2 (2.35%) F5
7 2 (2.35%) Infor
7 2 (2.35%) Lotus
7 2 (2.35%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.35%) WSO2
8 1 (1.18%) Rackspace
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