Period
to 22 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Azure over the 6 months to 22 January 2021 with a comparison to the 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
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 1 3 5
Rank change year-on-year +2 +2 +6
Contract jobs citing Azure 119 231 177
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Birmingham 20.20% 20.81% 13.19%
As % of the Cloud Services category 53.36% 51.91% 49.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 176 147
Median daily rate £406 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £313 £338 £313
90th Percentile £638 £650 £600
West Midlands median daily rate £430 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -14.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £19.50

Azure is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 223 445 356
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 37.86% 40.09% 26.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 326 260
Median daily rate £400 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.51% +8.82% -
10th Percentile £300 £259 £260
90th Percentile £598 £650 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £469 £450
% change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 7
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +22.22% +12.50%
10th Percentile £14.30 £14.00 £10.25
90th Percentile £18.50 £19.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate £18.50 £16.00 £13.21
% change year-on-year +15.63% +21.10% -5.63%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Azure as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Azure in Birmingham

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Daily rate trend for Azure in Birmingham

Azure
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure in Birmingham over the 6 months to 22 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Azure in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 January 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Azure also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Azure.

1 43 (36.13%) DevOps
2 39 (32.77%) SQL
3 31 (26.05%) SQL Server
4 29 (24.37%) Microsoft
4 29 (24.37%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (19.33%) AWS
6 22 (18.49%) Power Platform
7 21 (17.65%) Power BI
7 21 (17.65%) .NET
8 20 (16.81%) Windows
8 20 (16.81%) Public Sector
9 19 (15.97%) VMware
10 18 (15.13%) Project Management
10 18 (15.13%) C#
11 16 (13.45%) Business Intelligence
12 15 (12.61%) PowerShell
13 14 (11.76%) JavaScript
14 13 (10.92%) Finance
14 13 (10.92%) Infrastructure as Code
14 13 (10.92%) SaaS
15 12 (10.08%) Legal
15 12 (10.08%) Java
15 12 (10.08%) Active Directory
15 12 (10.08%) QA
16 11 (9.24%) CRM
16 11 (9.24%) Linux
16 11 (9.24%) Firewall
16 11 (9.24%) Azure Active Directory
16 11 (9.24%) Windows Server
17 10 (8.40%) Project Delivery

Azure
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:

Application Platforms
1 10 (8.40%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.20%) SAS
3 4 (3.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (3.36%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.52%) DNN
4 3 (2.52%) JBoss
4 3 (2.52%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.68%) CMS
6 1 (0.84%) Apache
6 1 (0.84%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.84%) IIS
6 1 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.84%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (2.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.84%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.84%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (6.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.68%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.84%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 23 (19.33%) AWS
2 22 (18.49%) Power Platform
3 13 (10.92%) SaaS
4 11 (9.24%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (5.88%) GCP
5 7 (5.88%) Office 365
6 6 (5.04%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (4.20%) Azure Data Factory
7 5 (4.20%) GitHub
8 2 (1.68%) Azure Functions
8 2 (1.68%) IaaS
8 2 (1.68%) PaaS
8 2 (1.68%) Serverless
9 1 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.84%) Data Lake Analytics
9 1 (0.84%) NuGet
9 1 (0.84%) Power Automate
9 1 (0.84%) PowerApps
9 1 (0.84%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.24%) Firewall
2 4 (3.36%) SAN
3 3 (2.52%) DNS
4 2 (1.68%) LAN
4 2 (1.68%) Network Security
4 2 (1.68%) VPN
4 2 (1.68%) WAN
5 1 (0.84%) Intranet
5 1 (0.84%) SSL
5 1 (0.84%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (26.05%) SQL Server
2 21 (17.65%) Power BI
3 9 (7.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (6.72%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (6.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (5.04%) Data Lake
6 5 (4.20%) Azure SQL Database
6 5 (4.20%) DB2
7 4 (3.36%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (2.52%) Cosmos DB
8 3 (2.52%) NoSQL
8 3 (2.52%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (2.52%) Relational Database
8 3 (2.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.68%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.68%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.68%) MySQL
9 2 (1.68%) Neo4j
9 2 (1.68%) Pentaho
10 1 (0.84%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 6 (5.04%) Jenkins
2 5 (4.20%) Selenium
3 4 (3.36%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.36%) Visual Studio
4 3 (2.52%) JIRA
4 3 (2.52%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (1.68%) SpecFlow
5 2 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.84%) Appium
6 1 (0.84%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.84%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.84%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.84%) CMake
6 1 (0.84%) GitLab
6 1 (0.84%) Gradle
6 1 (0.84%) Postman
6 1 (0.84%) REST Assured
6 1 (0.84%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.84%) WebDriver
General
1 20 (16.81%) Public Sector
2 13 (10.92%) Finance
3 12 (10.08%) Legal
4 9 (7.56%) Law
5 4 (3.36%) Banking
5 4 (3.36%) Billing
6 1 (0.84%) Electronics
6 1 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 39 (32.77%) Architect
2 23 (19.33%) Developer
3 19 (15.97%) Solutions Architect
4 13 (10.92%) Technical Architect
5 12 (10.08%) Analyst
6 11 (9.24%) DevOps Engineer
7 9 (7.56%) Azure Engineer
8 8 (6.72%) .NET Developer
9 7 (5.88%) Technical Solutions Architect
10 6 (5.04%) Azure Architect
10 6 (5.04%) Azure Developer
10 6 (5.04%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 6 (5.04%) Consultant
10 6 (5.04%) Data Architect
10 6 (5.04%) Project Manager
11 5 (4.20%) Azure DevOps
11 5 (4.20%) Cloud Engineer
11 5 (4.20%) Data Analyst
11 5 (4.20%) Data Engineer
11 5 (4.20%) Integration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (17.65%) .NET
2 10 (8.40%) ASP.NET
3 7 (5.88%) .NET Framework
4 6 (5.04%) Entity Framework
5 5 (4.20%) .NET Core
5 5 (4.20%) AngularJS
5 5 (4.20%) React
6 4 (3.36%) CSS
6 4 (3.36%) jQuery
6 4 (3.36%) Node.js
6 4 (3.36%) REST
6 4 (3.36%) Web Services
7 3 (2.52%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (2.52%) HTML
7 3 (2.52%) Java EE
7 3 (2.52%) JSON
7 3 (2.52%) SailPoint
8 2 (1.68%) Kafka
8 2 (1.68%) SignalR
8 2 (1.68%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.36%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (3.36%) Mainframe
1 4 (3.36%) User Experience
2 3 (2.52%) Management Information System
2 3 (2.52%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (1.68%) Blackberry
3 2 (1.68%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.68%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (1.68%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.68%) NHS
3 2 (1.68%) PKI
3 2 (1.68%) Public Cloud
4 1 (0.84%) Algorithms
4 1 (0.84%) Augmented Reality
4 1 (0.84%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.84%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (0.84%) Social Media
4 1 (0.84%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (16.81%) Windows
2 11 (9.24%) Linux
2 11 (9.24%) Windows Server
3 4 (3.36%) zOS
4 3 (2.52%) Unix
4 3 (2.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.68%) Android
5 2 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.68%) Windows Server 2019
6 1 (0.84%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (36.13%) DevOps
2 29 (24.37%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (15.13%) Project Management
4 16 (13.45%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (10.92%) Infrastructure as Code
6 11 (9.24%) CRM
7 10 (8.40%) Document Management
7 10 (8.40%) Project Delivery
8 9 (7.56%) Case Management
8 9 (7.56%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (7.56%) Test Automation
9 8 (6.72%) Analytics
9 8 (6.72%) Migration
9 8 (6.72%) Problem-Solving
10 7 (5.88%) Cybersecurity
10 7 (5.88%) ITIL
10 7 (5.88%) TOGAF
11 6 (5.04%) Configuration Management
11 6 (5.04%) Data Modelling
11 6 (5.04%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 39 (32.77%) SQL
2 18 (15.13%) C#
3 15 (12.61%) PowerShell
4 14 (11.76%) JavaScript
5 12 (10.08%) Java
6 8 (6.72%) T-SQL
7 7 (5.88%) Python
8 4 (3.36%) Bash Shell
8 4 (3.36%) PHP
9 3 (2.52%) Ruby
10 2 (1.68%) C
10 2 (1.68%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.84%) C++
11 1 (0.84%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.84%) PROC SQL
11 1 (0.84%) SAS Macro
11 1 (0.84%) Scala
11 1 (0.84%) VB
11 1 (0.84%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.84%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (2.52%) Degree
1 3 (2.52%) ISTQB
1 3 (2.52%) SC Cleared
1 3 (2.52%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.68%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (1.68%) ISEB
2 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.84%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 1 (0.84%) CCSP
3 1 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.84%) CISSP
3 1 (0.84%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
3 1 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.84%) Master's Degree
3 1 (0.84%) MCPD
3 1 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.08%) QA
2 4 (3.36%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.68%) GDPR
3 2 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.84%) NIST
4 1 (0.84%) WCAG
System Software
1 12 (10.08%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.88%) Docker
3 2 (1.68%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.68%) XenApp
3 2 (1.68%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (5.88%) Kubernetes
2 6 (5.04%) SCCM
3 5 (4.20%) Puppet
4 4 (3.36%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (2.52%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.68%) Ansible
6 2 (1.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.84%) CASB
7 1 (0.84%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.84%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.84%) SCOM
7 1 (0.84%) Terraform
Vendors
1 29 (24.37%) Microsoft
2 19 (15.97%) VMware
3 8 (6.72%) Google
3 8 (6.72%) Oracle
4 4 (3.36%) Ab Initio
4 4 (3.36%) Citrix
4 4 (3.36%) iManage
4 4 (3.36%) Intapp
4 4 (3.36%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.52%) Databricks
5 3 (2.52%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.68%) IFS
6 2 (1.68%) Juniper
6 2 (1.68%) MobileIron
6 2 (1.68%) MuleSoft
6 2 (1.68%) Sparx
6 2 (1.68%) Twitter
6 2 (1.68%) Wyse
6 2 (1.68%) Xamarin
6 2 (1.68%) Zscaler