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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 36 76 112
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +36
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 141 40 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.45% 1.67% 0.29%
As % of the Cloud Services category 57.09% 32.26% 12.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 19 5
Median daily rate £400 £375 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £311 £435
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £555 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+19.86% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £15.88 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +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
247 124 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.79% 5.18% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 70 34
Median daily rate £415 £365 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.69% +10.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 7
Median hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.13% +22.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £19.00 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.75 £23.00 £33.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £20.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-19.27% +22.05%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +17 39 £404 -10.27% 7
Coventry -1 36 £388 +15.67% 9
Shropshire - 22 £410 -
Staffordshire +8 9 £410 +2.50%
Warwickshire - 7 £500 - 3
Wolverhampton - 3 - -
West Bromwich - 1 £370 -
Herefordshire - 1 - -
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Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 103 (38.72%) Amazon AWS
2 81 (30.45%) Puppet
2 81 (30.45%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (27.82%) .NET
3 74 (27.82%) Microsoft
4 73 (27.44%) DevOps
5 65 (24.44%) SQL
6 63 (23.68%) Windows
7 59 (22.18%) Google
7 59 (22.18%) Cloud Computing
8 55 (20.68%) Software Engineering
9 52 (19.55%) C#
10 51 (19.17%) SQL Server
11 47 (17.67%) Ruby
11 47 (17.67%) OpenStack
12 45 (16.92%) Packer
12 45 (16.92%) Linux
12 45 (16.92%) Active Directory
13 44 (16.54%) Shell Script
14 43 (16.17%) IaaS
15 40 (15.04%) Git (software)
16 39 (14.66%) Office 365
16 39 (14.66%) Vagrant
16 39 (14.66%) Terraform
17 36 (13.53%) MVC
18 34 (12.78%) PowerShell
19 31 (11.65%) ASP.NET
19 31 (11.65%) Consul
20 30 (11.28%) CSS
21 29 (10.90%) SCOM

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 47 (17.67%) OpenStack
2 23 (8.65%) SharePoint
3 19 (7.14%) CMS
4 13 (4.89%) Sitefinity
5 10 (3.76%) WebLogic
5 10 (3.76%) WebLogic Portal
6 8 (3.01%) NServiceBus
7 7 (2.63%) Confluence
8 6 (2.26%) MS Exchange
9 4 (1.50%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (1.50%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.38%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.38%) IIS
11 1 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.38%) Umbraco
Applications
1 17 (6.39%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.13%) MS Project
3 2 (0.75%) MS Office
3 2 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.38%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.38%) InVision
4 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (4.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.50%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 103 (38.72%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (22.18%) Cloud Computing
3 43 (16.17%) IaaS
4 39 (14.66%) Office 365
5 18 (6.77%) PaaS
6 11 (4.14%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (4.14%) Azure Active Directory
6 11 (4.14%) Google App Engine
6 11 (4.14%) Google Cloud Platform
7 9 (3.38%) SaaS
8 2 (0.75%) Data Lake Analytics
9 1 (0.38%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.51%) Network Security
2 11 (4.14%) HTTP
3 6 (2.26%) WAN
4 5 (1.88%) LAN
5 3 (1.13%) NetScaler
6 2 (0.75%) DHCP
6 2 (0.75%) DNS
6 2 (0.75%) Firewall
6 2 (0.75%) SAN
6 2 (0.75%) Skype
6 2 (0.75%) VPN
7 1 (0.38%) Spanning Tree
7 1 (0.38%) VLAN
7 1 (0.38%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (19.17%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.64%) Azure SQL Database
3 14 (5.26%) MariaDB
3 14 (5.26%) MongoDB
3 14 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (4.89%) Relational Database
5 12 (4.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (3.38%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (3.38%) Power BI
7 7 (2.63%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (1.88%) Big Data
8 5 (1.88%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (1.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.50%) Data Lake
9 4 (1.50%) MySQL
9 4 (1.50%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.50%) PerformancePoint
10 3 (1.13%) Redis
10 3 (1.13%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 40 (15.04%) Git (software)
2 39 (14.66%) Vagrant
3 25 (9.40%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (5.26%) Selenium
5 13 (4.89%) JIRA
6 12 (4.51%) Visual Studio
7 11 (4.14%) Octopus Deploy
8 8 (3.01%) FxCop
8 8 (3.01%) StyleCop
8 8 (3.01%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.13%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.75%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.75%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.38%) Axure RP
11 1 (0.38%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.38%) JMeter
11 1 (0.38%) LoadRunner
11 1 (0.38%) MSBuild
11 1 (0.38%) Subversion
11 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 8 (3.01%) Finance
2 4 (1.50%) Automotive
3 3 (1.13%) Advertising
3 3 (1.13%) Games
3 3 (1.13%) Legal
3 3 (1.13%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.38%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.38%) Banking
4 1 (0.38%) Marketing
4 1 (0.38%) Publishing
4 1 (0.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 105 (39.47%) Developer
2 39 (14.66%) Architect
3 31 (11.65%) DevOps Engineer
4 28 (10.53%) Senior Developer
5 27 (10.15%) Applications Developer
6 26 (9.77%) .NET Developer
7 20 (7.52%) Consultant
8 16 (6.02%) C# Developer
8 16 (6.02%) DBA
8 16 (6.02%) SQL DBA
9 14 (5.26%) Lead Developer
9 14 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
10 13 (4.89%) Azure Architect
10 13 (4.89%) Cloud Developer
10 13 (4.89%) Cloud Engineer
11 12 (4.51%) Analyst
11 12 (4.51%) Infrastructure Architect
12 11 (4.14%) C# .NET Developer
13 10 (3.76%) Developer/Software Engineer
13 10 (3.76%) Lead DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (27.82%) .NET
2 31 (11.65%) ASP.NET
3 30 (11.28%) CSS
4 26 (9.77%) ELK Stack
4 26 (9.77%) HTML
4 26 (9.77%) Sensu
5 24 (9.02%) ASP.NET MVC
6 21 (7.89%) REST
7 15 (5.64%) WCF
8 14 (5.26%) SOAP
8 14 (5.26%) Web Services
9 13 (4.89%) XML
10 12 (4.51%) JSON
10 12 (4.51%) RabbitMQ
11 11 (4.14%) J2EE
12 10 (3.76%) Hibernate
12 10 (3.76%) J2SE
12 10 (3.76%) Play Framework
12 10 (3.76%) Spring
13 9 (3.38%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.51%) Data Centre
2 11 (4.14%) Hybrid Cloud
3 7 (2.63%) CMDB
4 6 (2.26%) Clustering
5 5 (1.88%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (1.88%) Private Cloud
5 5 (1.88%) Public Cloud
6 4 (1.50%) Digital Media
6 4 (1.50%) Visualisation
7 3 (1.13%) CESG
7 3 (1.13%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.13%) Data Integration
7 3 (1.13%) User Experience
8 2 (0.75%) PKI
9 1 (0.38%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.38%) FMCG
9 1 (0.38%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.38%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 63 (23.68%) Windows
2 45 (16.92%) Linux
3 29 (10.90%) Windows Server
4 15 (5.64%) Unix
5 12 (4.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (4.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (2.26%) Windows 10
8 5 (1.88%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.75%) Android
9 2 (0.75%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (30.45%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (27.44%) DevOps
3 55 (20.68%) Software Engineering
4 36 (13.53%) MVC
5 28 (10.53%) Service Management
6 23 (8.65%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (8.65%) CRM
7 22 (8.27%) Web Development
8 21 (7.89%) Migration
9 19 (7.14%) Identity Access Management
9 19 (7.14%) Open Source
10 18 (6.77%) Microservices
11 15 (5.64%) Business Intelligence
11 15 (5.64%) Configuration Management
11 15 (5.64%) Continuous Delivery
11 15 (5.64%) High Availability
12 14 (5.26%) TDD
13 12 (4.51%) Content Management
13 12 (4.51%) ETL
14 11 (4.14%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 65 (24.44%) SQL
2 52 (19.55%) C#
3 47 (17.67%) Ruby
4 44 (16.54%) Shell Script
5 34 (12.78%) PowerShell
6 22 (8.27%) JavaScript
7 21 (7.89%) Java
8 13 (4.89%) T-SQL
9 10 (3.76%) Scala
10 8 (3.01%) PHP
11 4 (1.50%) C
12 2 (0.75%) Python
12 2 (0.75%) XAML
13 1 (0.38%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.38%) C++
13 1 (0.38%) Perl
13 1 (0.38%) R
13 1 (0.38%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.38%) XPath
Qualifications
1 24 (9.02%) Security Cleared
2 21 (7.89%) SC Cleared
3 11 (4.14%) ISEB
3 11 (4.14%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.13%) CISSP
4 3 (1.13%) Degree
4 3 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.75%) GIAC
5 2 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.75%) MCSE
6 1 (0.38%) CCA
6 1 (0.38%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (0.38%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.38%) MCSA
6 1 (0.38%) PhD
6 1 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.13%) Data Quality
1 3 (1.13%) QA
1 3 (1.13%) SLA
System Software
1 45 (16.92%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.51%) Virtual Machines
3 10 (3.76%) Docker
4 7 (2.63%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.50%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (1.50%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.13%) XenApp
7 2 (0.75%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 81 (30.45%) Puppet
2 45 (16.92%) Packer
3 39 (14.66%) Terraform
4 31 (11.65%) Consul
5 29 (10.90%) SCOM
6 26 (9.77%) Uchiwa
7 25 (9.40%) Graphite
8 18 (6.77%) Opscode Chef
9 11 (4.14%) Grafana
10 8 (3.01%) SCCM
11 4 (1.50%) SCOrch
12 2 (0.75%) Failover Clustering
13 1 (0.38%) AirWatch
13 1 (0.38%) Ansible
13 1 (0.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
13 1 (0.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 74 (27.82%) Microsoft
2 59 (22.18%) Google
3 26 (9.77%) Atlassian
3 26 (9.77%) MuleSoft
4 25 (9.40%) ForgeRock
5 21 (7.89%) VMware
6 16 (6.02%) Citrix
7 15 (5.64%) Oracle
8 10 (3.76%) Adobe
8 10 (3.76%) webMethods
9 9 (3.38%) SaltStack
10 8 (3.01%) WSO2
11 7 (2.63%) Sitecore
12 6 (2.26%) Cisco
13 5 (1.88%) NetApp
14 3 (1.13%) HP
14 3 (1.13%) hybris
14 3 (1.13%) IBM
14 3 (1.13%) Rackspace
15 2 (0.75%) Dell
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