Period
to 21 September 2019

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 21 September 2019 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
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 11 23
Rank change year-on-year +7 +12 +5
Contract jobs citing Azure 222 143 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 16.31% 9.71% 6.27%
As % of the Cloud Services category 48.68% 42.56% 34.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 126 72
Birmingham median daily rate £456 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.39% +12.50% -11.11%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £296
90th Percentile £639 £600 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +9.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £35.00 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 - £45.00

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 456 336 255
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 33.50% 22.83% 17.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 250 190
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% -5.10%
10th Percentile £263 £177 £213
90th Percentile £625 £575 £539
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £450 £421
% change year-on-year - +6.82% +5.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 5
Birmingham median hourly rate £35.00 £15.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +133.33% +25.00% -34.69%
10th Percentile £20.23 £11.00 £9.30
90th Percentile £155.85 £21.50 £15.90
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £15.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year +133.33% +1.69% -1.67%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Azure in Birmingham

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Azure in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure in Birmingham

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure in Birmingham over the 6 months to 21 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure in Birmingham

Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Azure in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Azure in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 September 2019, 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 98 (44.14%) Microsoft
2 67 (30.18%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (29.28%) DevOps
4 48 (21.62%) Migration
5 43 (19.37%) C#
6 40 (18.02%) SQL
6 40 (18.02%) SQL Server
6 40 (18.02%) Office 365
6 40 (18.02%) AWS
7 39 (17.57%) Active Directory
7 39 (17.57%) Windows
8 37 (16.67%) PowerShell
9 36 (16.22%) Power Platform
10 35 (15.77%) Scrum
11 32 (14.41%) .NET
11 32 (14.41%) Power BI
12 29 (13.06%) PaaS
13 28 (12.61%) Test Automation
14 27 (12.16%) Continuous Integration
14 27 (12.16%) Business Intelligence
14 27 (12.16%) Finance
15 26 (11.71%) IaaS
16 25 (11.26%) Public Sector
17 24 (10.81%) Docker
18 23 (10.36%) Microservices
18 23 (10.36%) Continuous Delivery
18 23 (10.36%) Kanban
19 22 (9.91%) Stakeholder Management
19 22 (9.91%) CRM
20 21 (9.46%) SharePoint

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 21 (9.46%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.60%) MS Exchange
3 6 (2.70%) Skype for Business
4 4 (1.80%) Apache Spark
4 4 (1.80%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.90%) IIS
6 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.45%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.45%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (2.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (1.80%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 20 (9.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (5.41%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 5 (2.25%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 40 (18.02%) AWS
1 40 (18.02%) Office 365
2 36 (16.22%) Power Platform
3 29 (13.06%) PaaS
4 26 (11.71%) IaaS
5 19 (8.56%) Dynamics 365
5 19 (8.56%) GCP
6 18 (8.11%) Azure Active Directory
7 13 (5.86%) Azure Data Factory
8 12 (5.41%) OneDrive
9 9 (4.05%) SaaS
10 7 (3.15%) Mimecast
10 7 (3.15%) PowerApps
11 5 (2.25%) Azure Functions
11 5 (2.25%) GitHub
11 5 (2.25%) Serverless
12 4 (1.80%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 2 (0.90%) Amazon EKS
14 1 (0.45%) Azure Machine Learning
14 1 (0.45%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.86%) Skype
2 12 (5.41%) WAN
3 10 (4.50%) Firewall
4 9 (4.05%) DNS
4 9 (4.05%) LAN
5 7 (3.15%) DHCP
5 7 (3.15%) TCP/IP
6 5 (2.25%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (2.25%) VPN
7 4 (1.80%) Internet
7 4 (1.80%) SAN
8 3 (1.35%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (1.35%) Kerberos
8 3 (1.35%) VLAN
9 2 (0.90%) BGP
9 2 (0.90%) NetScaler
9 2 (0.90%) Softphone
10 1 (0.45%) BIG-IP
10 1 (0.45%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (18.02%) SQL Server
2 32 (14.41%) Power BI
3 19 (8.56%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (7.66%) SQL Server 2017
5 14 (6.31%) Data Lake
5 14 (6.31%) SQL Server 2014
5 14 (6.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 13 (5.86%) Big Data
7 12 (5.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 10 (4.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (3.15%) NoSQL
9 7 (3.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (2.70%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 5 (2.25%) Relational Database
12 3 (1.35%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (1.35%) Cosmos DB
12 3 (1.35%) MySQL
12 3 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
13 2 (0.90%) Pentaho
13 2 (0.90%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 20 (9.01%) Visual Studio Team System
2 15 (6.76%) Jenkins
3 14 (6.31%) Git (software)
4 7 (3.15%) JIRA
5 6 (2.70%) Artifactory
6 4 (1.80%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.90%) CircleCI
7 2 (0.90%) GitLab
7 2 (0.90%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.90%) Selenium
7 2 (0.90%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.90%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.45%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.45%) CA Gen
8 1 (0.45%) JMeter
8 1 (0.45%) Mocha
8 1 (0.45%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.45%) TeamCity
General
1 27 (12.16%) Finance
2 25 (11.26%) Public Sector
3 7 (3.15%) Retail
4 6 (2.70%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.25%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.80%) Automotive
7 3 (1.35%) Banking
7 3 (1.35%) Electronics
7 3 (1.35%) German Language
7 3 (1.35%) Legal
7 3 (1.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 59 (26.58%) Architect
2 40 (18.02%) DevOps Engineer
3 36 (16.22%) Developer
4 27 (12.16%) Azure Engineer
5 23 (10.36%) Azure DevOps
6 22 (9.91%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 19 (8.56%) Consultant
8 16 (7.21%) Analyst
9 14 (6.31%) Cloud Architect
9 14 (6.31%) Solutions Architect
10 13 (5.86%) Azure Architect
10 13 (5.86%) Technical Architect
11 8 (3.60%) .NET Developer
11 8 (3.60%) Azure Developer
11 8 (3.60%) C# Developer
11 8 (3.60%) IT Manager
11 8 (3.60%) Java Developer
11 8 (3.60%) SCCM Consultant
12 7 (3.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 7 (3.15%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (14.41%) .NET
2 21 (9.46%) ASP.NET
3 18 (8.11%) Web Services
4 12 (5.41%) JSON
5 9 (4.05%) .NET Framework
5 9 (4.05%) CSS
5 9 (4.05%) HTML
6 8 (3.60%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (3.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 7 (3.15%) XML
8 6 (2.70%) jQuery
8 6 (2.70%) Node.js
9 5 (2.25%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (2.25%) Entity Framework
10 4 (1.80%) Ajax
10 4 (1.80%) AngularJS
10 4 (1.80%) Dapper ORM
10 4 (1.80%) Kafka
10 4 (1.80%) MassTransit
11 3 (1.35%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.41%) Data Centre
2 10 (4.50%) Public Cloud
3 8 (3.60%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (2.70%) CMDB
5 5 (2.25%) Cloud Native
6 4 (1.80%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.80%) PKI
6 4 (1.80%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.35%) Cyberattack
7 3 (1.35%) Tandem
7 3 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.90%) NHS
8 2 (0.90%) User Experience
9 1 (0.45%) Clustering
9 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.45%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.45%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.45%) PMI
9 1 (0.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 39 (17.57%) Windows
2 20 (9.01%) Windows 10
3 13 (5.86%) Linux
4 8 (3.60%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.90%) Android
6 2 (0.90%) CentOS
6 2 (0.90%) CoreOS
6 2 (0.90%) Debian
6 2 (0.90%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.90%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.45%) Unix
7 1 (0.45%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (30.18%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (29.28%) DevOps
3 48 (21.62%) Migration
4 35 (15.77%) Scrum
5 28 (12.61%) Test Automation
6 27 (12.16%) Business Intelligence
6 27 (12.16%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (10.36%) Continuous Delivery
7 23 (10.36%) Kanban
7 23 (10.36%) Microservices
8 22 (9.91%) CRM
8 22 (9.91%) Stakeholder Management
9 15 (6.76%) ITIL
10 14 (6.31%) Analytics
10 14 (6.31%) Deployment Automation
10 14 (6.31%) MVC
11 13 (5.86%) Data Integration
11 13 (5.86%) Problem-Solving
11 13 (5.86%) TOGAF
12 12 (5.41%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 43 (19.37%) C#
2 40 (18.02%) SQL
3 37 (16.67%) PowerShell
4 19 (8.56%) JavaScript
5 17 (7.66%) Java
5 17 (7.66%) Python
6 8 (3.60%) Java 8
7 4 (1.80%) C
7 4 (1.80%) Go
7 4 (1.80%) Scala
8 2 (0.90%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.90%) Rust
8 2 (0.90%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.45%) Perl
9 1 (0.45%) PHP
9 1 (0.45%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.45%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (2.70%) Security Cleared
2 4 (1.80%) CISSP
2 4 (1.80%) MCSE
2 4 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.35%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.90%) CISA
4 2 (0.90%) CISM
4 2 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (0.90%) MCSD
4 2 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.45%) CRISC
5 1 (0.45%) Degree
5 1 (0.45%) ISEB
5 1 (0.45%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.45%) MCP
5 1 (0.45%) MCSA
5 1 (0.45%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.45%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.05%) NIST
2 4 (1.80%) Cyber Essentials
2 4 (1.80%) GDPR
2 4 (1.80%) NCSC
3 3 (1.35%) SLA
4 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.45%) PMO
4 1 (0.45%) QA
System Software
1 39 (17.57%) Active Directory
2 24 (10.81%) Docker
3 9 (4.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (2.25%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.90%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (0.90%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.90%) Squid
7 2 (0.90%) vCloud
7 2 (0.90%) vSphere
7 2 (0.90%) XenApp
8 1 (0.45%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 1 (0.45%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (9.46%) Microsoft Intune
2 19 (8.56%) Kubernetes
2 19 (8.56%) SCCM
3 15 (6.76%) Terraform
4 13 (5.86%) Ansible
5 10 (4.50%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (2.25%) Puppet
7 4 (1.80%) AirWatch
7 4 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (1.80%) SCOM
8 3 (1.35%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.90%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (0.90%) Kibana
10 1 (0.45%) AppDNA
10 1 (0.45%) HP ALM
10 1 (0.45%) MIIS
10 1 (0.45%) Nessus
10 1 (0.45%) QRadar
10 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 98 (44.14%) Microsoft
2 21 (9.46%) VMware
3 16 (7.21%) Databricks
3 16 (7.21%) Tableau
4 12 (5.41%) Google
4 12 (5.41%) Sparx
5 8 (3.60%) Cisco
5 8 (3.60%) SAP
6 5 (2.25%) Juniper
6 5 (2.25%) Splunk
7 4 (1.80%) Alteryx
7 4 (1.80%) Citrix
7 4 (1.80%) Forcepoint
7 4 (1.80%) HP
8 3 (1.35%) Aerohive Networks
8 3 (1.35%) Apple
8 3 (1.35%) Darktrace
8 3 (1.35%) Meraki
8 3 (1.35%) Polycom
8 3 (1.35%) ServiceNow