The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category for the West Midlands region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 113 95 105
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.042% 0.056% 0.044%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.22% 7.14% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 - £15.00
Cloud Services Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
45 14 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.91% 0.78% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 5 7
Average daily rate £368 £425 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.52% +54.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £253 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £439 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.75 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-50.96% +4.00%
Microsoft Azure
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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
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 24 April 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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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
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Birmingham - - - - 1
Solihull - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
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Microsoft Azure
Top 24 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) CRM
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Middleware
2 1 (50.00%) X.500
2 1 (50.00%) MIIS
2 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (50.00%) VB6
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) WinDbg
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (50.00%) VB
2 1 (50.00%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1 (50.00%) IIS
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (50.00%) WinDbg
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) Middleware
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) CRM
1 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) VB
1 1 (50.00%) VB6
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) MIIS
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
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