Period
to 10 July 2020

The median contractor rate for an Azure DevOps was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 10 July 2020.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Azure DevOps
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
10 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 41 83 -
Rank change year-on-year +42 - -
Contract jobs requiring an Azure DevOps 11 13 0
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.93% 0.93% -
As % of the Job Titles category 2.06% 0.98% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 0
Median daily rate £525 £488 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% - -
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £500 £493
% change year-on-year - +1.52% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Birmingham
Contract vacancies in Birmingham with a recognized job title 533 1,331 1,483
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.51% 95.34% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 936 989
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £179 £213 £199
90th Percentile £599 £575 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 35 49
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +20.00% +4.48%
10th Percentile £11.95 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.70 £47.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.60 £15.00
% change year-on-year +2.27% +17.33% -14.29%

Azure DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings that featured Azure DevOps in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Azure DevOps in Birmingham

Azure DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Azure DevOps in Birmingham.

Daily rate trend for Azure DevOps in Birmingham

Azure DevOps
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure DevOps in Birmingham over the 6 months to 10 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Azure DevOps in Birmingham

Azure DevOps Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 10 July 2020, Azure DevOps contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region featuring Azure DevOps in the job title.

1 11 (100.00%) Azure
1 11 (100.00%) DevOps
2 8 (72.73%) PowerShell
2 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (36.36%) Infrastructure as Code
3 4 (36.36%) Scrum
4 3 (27.27%) Windows
4 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (27.27%) Kanban
4 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (27.27%) Deployment Automation
4 3 (27.27%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (18.18%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (18.18%) Analytics
5 2 (18.18%) Bash Shell
5 2 (18.18%) Microservices
5 2 (18.18%) Terraform
5 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 2 (18.18%) JSON
5 2 (18.18%) Security Testing
5 2 (18.18%) TDD
5 2 (18.18%) Data Management
5 2 (18.18%) Java
5 2 (18.18%) Migration
5 2 (18.18%) XML
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
6 1 (9.09%) C#
6 1 (9.09%) Finance
6 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
6 1 (9.09%) .NET

Azure DevOps Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Cloud Services
1 11 (100.00%) Azure
2 1 (9.09%) Apigee
2 1 (9.09%) Azure Data Factory
2 1 (9.09%) IaaS
2 1 (9.09%) Logic Apps
2 1 (9.09%) PaaS
2 1 (9.09%) Power Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Big Data
1 1 (9.09%) Data Lake
1 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (9.09%) Power BI
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2014
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (18.18%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) JSON
1 2 (18.18%) XML
2 1 (9.09%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) RAML
2 1 (9.09%) REST
2 1 (9.09%) Swagger
2 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) DevOps
2 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (36.36%) Infrastructure as Code
3 4 (36.36%) Scrum
4 3 (27.27%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (27.27%) Deployment Automation
4 3 (27.27%) Kanban
5 2 (18.18%) Analytics
5 2 (18.18%) Data Management
5 2 (18.18%) Microservices
5 2 (18.18%) Migration
5 2 (18.18%) Security Testing
5 2 (18.18%) TDD
5 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
6 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (9.09%) OWASP
6 1 (9.09%) Secure Coding
6 1 (9.09%) SOA
6 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) PowerShell
2 2 (18.18%) Bash Shell
2 2 (18.18%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) C#
3 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 1 (9.09%) Python
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Databricks
2 1 (9.09%) MuleSoft
2 1 (9.09%) Tableau
2 1 (9.09%) WSO2