Period
to 7 August 2020

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 7 August 2020 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
7 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 5 23
Rank change year-on-year +3 +18 -3
Contract jobs citing Azure 103 203 113
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Birmingham 21.33% 14.60% 7.56%
As % of the Cloud Services category 59.20% 43.75% 36.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 143 108
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -1.45%
10th Percentile £324 £268 £313
90th Percentile £650 £581 £600
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +75.00% -
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year - +75.00% -

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 174 464 311
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 36.02% 33.38% 20.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 307 227
Median daily rate £450 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.09% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £263 £178
90th Percentile £619 £588 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £463 £450
% change year-on-year -2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 13
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +133.33% +33.33%
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £18.30
% change year-on-year - +91.26% +40.77%

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 7 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Azure in Birmingham

Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Azure in Birmingham.

Hourly rate trend for Azure in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 7 August 2020, 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 44 (42.72%) Microsoft
2 41 (39.81%) DevOps
3 31 (30.10%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (29.13%) Active Directory
5 25 (24.27%) Office 365
6 23 (22.33%) SQL
7 22 (21.36%) C#
7 22 (21.36%) PowerShell
8 21 (20.39%) .NET
9 18 (17.48%) Microsoft Intune
9 18 (17.48%) Windows
10 16 (15.53%) Firewall
10 16 (15.53%) Scrum
11 15 (14.56%) Information Security
12 14 (13.59%) CISSP
13 13 (12.62%) Bash Shell
13 13 (12.62%) Cyberthreat
13 13 (12.62%) Power BI
13 13 (12.62%) Power Platform
13 13 (12.62%) Business Intelligence
13 13 (12.62%) Linux
13 13 (12.62%) Test Automation
14 12 (11.65%) Penetration Testing
14 12 (11.65%) SQL Server
14 12 (11.65%) CheckPoint
14 12 (11.65%) Threat Intelligence
14 12 (11.65%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
14 12 (11.65%) Email Filtering
14 12 (11.65%) Cyber Intelligence
14 12 (11.65%) Kalman Filter

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 7 (6.80%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.97%) Apache
2 1 (0.97%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.97%) ArcGIS
2 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.97%) GlassFish
2 1 (0.97%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.97%) SAS
2 1 (0.97%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.97%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (10.68%) Sentinel
2 8 (7.77%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 25 (24.27%) Office 365
2 13 (12.62%) Power Platform
3 11 (10.68%) AWS
4 10 (9.71%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (7.77%) IaaS
6 7 (6.80%) Dynamics 365
6 7 (6.80%) Logic Apps
6 7 (6.80%) PaaS
7 6 (5.83%) Azure Data Factory
8 5 (4.85%) SaaS
9 2 (1.94%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 2 (1.94%) GCP
9 2 (1.94%) GitHub
9 2 (1.94%) Power Automate
9 2 (1.94%) PowerApps
10 1 (0.97%) Apigee
10 1 (0.97%) Data Lake Analytics
10 1 (0.97%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.97%) Serverless
10 1 (0.97%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 16 (15.53%) Firewall
2 6 (5.83%) Network Security
3 5 (4.85%) WAN
4 4 (3.88%) DNS
5 3 (2.91%) DHCP
5 3 (2.91%) Intranet
5 3 (2.91%) LAN
6 2 (1.94%) SAN
6 2 (1.94%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.97%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.97%) Skype
7 1 (0.97%) VPN
7 1 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.97%) Wireless
7 1 (0.97%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.62%) Power BI
2 12 (11.65%) SQL Server
3 10 (9.71%) Azure SQL Database
4 7 (6.80%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (4.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (3.88%) Data Lake
6 4 (3.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 4 (3.88%) NoSQL
6 4 (3.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.91%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (1.94%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.94%) Big Data
8 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2017
8 2 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.97%) Base SAS
9 1 (0.97%) DTS
9 1 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.97%) Oracle OLAP
9 1 (0.97%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 9 (8.74%) Visual Studio Team System
2 6 (5.83%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.83%) Visual Studio
3 5 (4.85%) Selenium
4 4 (3.88%) Mocha
4 4 (3.88%) MSTest
4 4 (3.88%) NUnit
4 4 (3.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.94%) JIRA
5 2 (1.94%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (1.94%) Subversion
5 2 (1.94%) webpack
6 1 (0.97%) Appium
6 1 (0.97%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.97%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.97%) Postman
6 1 (0.97%) RSpec
6 1 (0.97%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.97%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 8 (7.77%) Finance
2 5 (4.85%) Public Sector
3 4 (3.88%) Marketing
4 3 (2.91%) Electronics
5 2 (1.94%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.97%) Banking
6 1 (0.97%) Law
6 1 (0.97%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (21.36%) Developer
2 19 (18.45%) Analyst
2 19 (18.45%) Azure Engineer
3 18 (17.48%) Architect
4 14 (13.59%) DevOps Engineer
5 12 (11.65%) Azure DevOps
5 12 (11.65%) Security Analyst
6 11 (10.68%) Azure Architect
6 11 (10.68%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 10 (9.71%) Consultant
8 9 (8.74%) .NET Developer
9 7 (6.80%) Operations Analyst
9 7 (6.80%) Security Architect
10 6 (5.83%) Security Operations Analyst
11 5 (4.85%) Information Analyst
11 5 (4.85%) Information Security Analyst
11 5 (4.85%) Sitecore Developer
11 5 (4.85%) Windows Engineer
12 4 (3.88%) C# Developer
12 4 (3.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (20.39%) .NET
2 5 (4.85%) ASP.NET
2 5 (4.85%) CSS
2 5 (4.85%) HTML
2 5 (4.85%) jQuery
2 5 (4.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 5 (4.85%) XML
3 4 (3.88%) .NET Core
3 4 (3.88%) .NET Framework
3 4 (3.88%) JSON
3 4 (3.88%) React
4 3 (2.91%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (2.91%) Entity Framework
4 3 (2.91%) Node.js
4 3 (2.91%) Web Services
5 2 (1.94%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.94%) HTML5
5 2 (1.94%) Razor View Engine
5 2 (1.94%) REST
5 2 (1.94%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.62%) Cyberthreat
2 9 (8.74%) Management Information System
3 7 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.88%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.91%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.94%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.94%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.94%) Social Media
7 1 (0.97%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.97%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 18 (17.48%) Windows
2 13 (12.62%) Linux
3 10 (9.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (3.88%) Windows 10
4 4 (3.88%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.91%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2019
7 1 (0.97%) Android
7 1 (0.97%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (39.81%) DevOps
2 31 (30.10%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (15.53%) Scrum
4 15 (14.56%) Information Security
5 13 (12.62%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (12.62%) Test Automation
6 12 (11.65%) Cyber Intelligence
6 12 (11.65%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 12 (11.65%) Email Filtering
6 12 (11.65%) Kalman Filter
6 12 (11.65%) Penetration Testing
6 12 (11.65%) Threat Intelligence
7 11 (10.68%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (10.68%) Migration
8 10 (9.71%) MVC
8 10 (9.71%) Risk Management
8 10 (9.71%) TDD
9 9 (8.74%) CRM
9 9 (8.74%) Cybersecurity
9 9 (8.74%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 23 (22.33%) SQL
2 22 (21.36%) C#
2 22 (21.36%) PowerShell
3 13 (12.62%) Bash Shell
4 11 (10.68%) JavaScript
5 8 (7.77%) Python
6 7 (6.80%) Java
7 6 (5.83%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.94%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.97%) C
9 1 (0.97%) Kotlin
9 1 (0.97%) PHP
9 1 (0.97%) PROC SQL
9 1 (0.97%) R
9 1 (0.97%) SAS Macro
9 1 (0.97%) Scala
9 1 (0.97%) VB
9 1 (0.97%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (13.59%) CISSP
2 11 (10.68%) GIAC
3 6 (5.83%) Security Cleared
4 5 (4.85%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.91%) CCSA
5 3 (2.91%) CEH
5 3 (2.91%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.94%) CCNA
6 2 (1.94%) CCNP
6 2 (1.94%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (0.97%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 1 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.97%) CCSP
7 1 (0.97%) MCSA
7 1 (0.97%) MCSE
7 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.91%) NIST
2 2 (1.94%) COBIT
2 2 (1.94%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.94%) GDPR
2 2 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.94%) NIST 800
2 2 (1.94%) QA
3 1 (0.97%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (29.13%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.88%) Docker
2 4 (3.88%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (3.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.91%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (2.91%) XenApp
4 2 (1.94%) vSphere
4 2 (1.94%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.97%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 18 (17.48%) Microsoft Intune
2 7 (6.80%) Kubernetes
3 6 (5.83%) SCCM
4 5 (4.85%) Terraform
5 1 (0.97%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.97%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 44 (42.72%) Microsoft
2 12 (11.65%) CheckPoint
3 11 (10.68%) Red Hat
4 9 (8.74%) Meraki
5 8 (7.77%) Qualys
6 7 (6.80%) VMware
7 5 (4.85%) Citrix
7 5 (4.85%) Databricks
7 5 (4.85%) Sitecore
8 3 (2.91%) Tableau
9 2 (1.94%) Oracle
9 2 (1.94%) SAP
10 1 (0.97%) Cadence
10 1 (0.97%) Cisco
10 1 (0.97%) HP
10 1 (0.97%) MuleSoft
10 1 (0.97%) SolarWinds
10 1 (0.97%) Teradata
10 1 (0.97%) WSO2