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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 111 98 111
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 13 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.51% 0.43% 0.13%
As % of the Cloud Services category 17.33% 24.32% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 3
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£450 £300 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -29.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
- +51.85%
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
75 37 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.97% 1.76% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 22 8
Average daily rate £419 £280 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.55% -25.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £162 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £420 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 £12.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -21.15%

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 17 September 2014.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram 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 17 September 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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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
Birmingham -3 3 - - 3
Solihull - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (50.00%) SQL
2 10 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (30.00%) Hadoop
4 6 (30.00%) Python
4 6 (30.00%) .NET
4 6 (30.00%) Java
4 6 (30.00%) Data Modelling
4 6 (30.00%) ETL
4 6 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (25.00%) Windows
5 5 (25.00%) WCF
5 5 (25.00%) Big Data
6 4 (20.00%) Analytics
6 4 (20.00%) Ruby
6 4 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails
6 4 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (20.00%) C#
7 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
7 3 (15.00%) Windows XP
7 3 (15.00%) .NET Framework
7 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
7 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
7 3 (15.00%) Windows 8
8 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
8 2 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 4 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (10.00%) OpenStack
3 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.00%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (10.00%) GitHub
2 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (30.00%) Hadoop
3 5 (25.00%) Big Data
4 4 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (10.00%) NoSQL
5 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
5 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (10.00%) RDBMS
6 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (10.00%) MSBuild
2 2 (10.00%) Subversion
2 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Developer
2 5 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 4 (20.00%) Architect
3 4 (20.00%) Consultant
4 3 (15.00%) Data Consultant
4 3 (15.00%) Big Data Consultant
4 3 (15.00%) Build Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Lead .NET Developer
5 2 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Project Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Lead Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Data Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Business Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Server Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Lead Architect
6 1 (5.00%) SharePoint Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Data Centre Project Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) .NET
2 5 (25.00%) WCF
3 4 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails
4 3 (15.00%) .NET Framework
5 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET
6 1 (5.00%) HTML
6 1 (5.00%) CSS
6 1 (5.00%) SOAP
6 1 (5.00%) Web Services
6 1 (5.00%) XML
6 1 (5.00%) Ajax
6 1 (5.00%) LINQ
6 1 (5.00%) jQuery
6 1 (5.00%) AngularJS
6 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (5.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (5.00%) Razor View Engine
6 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (5.00%) HTML5
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (15.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (30.00%) Data Modelling
2 6 (30.00%) ETL
2 6 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (20.00%) Analytics
4 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (10.00%) DevOps
5 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (10.00%) Kanban
5 2 (10.00%) Web Development
5 2 (10.00%) Migration
5 2 (10.00%) Scrum
6 1 (5.00%) CRM
6 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (5.00%) MVC
6 1 (5.00%) Workflow
6 1 (5.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (5.00%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) SQL
2 6 (30.00%) Python
2 6 (30.00%) Java
3 4 (20.00%) Ruby
3 4 (20.00%) C#
4 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
4 2 (10.00%) Perl
4 2 (10.00%) PHP
5 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Puppet
1 2 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) Rackspace
2 2 (10.00%) Perforce
2 2 (10.00%) VMware
2 2 (10.00%) HP
West Midlands
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
Warwick
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £400 - 425 per day
Posted: 14 days ago