Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 10 14
Rank change year-on-year +6 +4 +6
Contract jobs citing Azure 243 154 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 19.36% 10.84% 8.09%
As % of the Cloud Services category 51.81% 46.53% 40.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 139 107
Birmingham median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £312 £306
90th Percentile £650 £600 £640
West Midlands median daily rate £488 £475 £445
% change year-on-year +2.63% +6.74% +8.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £35.00 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £41.00 - £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 469 331 327
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 37.37% 23.29% 20.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 250 237
Birmingham median daily rate £463 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +6.12% -4.19%
10th Percentile £250 £206 £206
90th Percentile £625 £575 £563
West Midlands median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 5
Birmingham median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.00% +66.67% -32.39%
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £15.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year +133.33% +5.26% -12.31%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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.

1 109 (44.86%) Microsoft
2 70 (28.81%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (26.34%) DevOps
4 55 (22.63%) SQL
5 53 (21.81%) Migration
6 50 (20.58%) AWS
7 46 (18.93%) Office 365
8 42 (17.28%) Power Platform
9 41 (16.87%) .NET
10 40 (16.46%) C#
11 39 (16.05%) Windows
12 35 (14.40%) Active Directory
12 35 (14.40%) SQL Server
13 33 (13.58%) PowerShell
13 33 (13.58%) Power BI
14 32 (13.17%) PaaS
14 32 (13.17%) Business Intelligence
14 32 (13.17%) Stakeholder Management
15 31 (12.76%) CRM
15 31 (12.76%) Python
16 30 (12.35%) Finance
17 28 (11.52%) Dynamics CRM
17 28 (11.52%) Microservices
18 26 (10.70%) SharePoint
19 23 (9.47%) Public Sector
19 23 (9.47%) Scrum
19 23 (9.47%) Windows 10
19 23 (9.47%) IaaS
20 22 (9.05%) VMware
20 22 (9.05%) JavaScript

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 26 (10.70%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.29%) MS Exchange
3 6 (2.47%) Apache Spark
3 6 (2.47%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.23%) Apache
4 3 (1.23%) Apache Airflow
4 3 (1.23%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.82%) IIS
5 2 (0.82%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.41%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (3.29%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (2.06%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (1.65%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 28 (11.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (5.76%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 7 (2.88%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 50 (20.58%) AWS
2 46 (18.93%) Office 365
3 42 (17.28%) Power Platform
4 32 (13.17%) PaaS
5 23 (9.47%) IaaS
6 22 (9.05%) Dynamics 365
7 20 (8.23%) GCP
8 18 (7.41%) SaaS
9 17 (7.00%) Azure Active Directory
10 14 (5.76%) Azure Data Factory
11 12 (4.94%) OneDrive
11 12 (4.94%) PowerApps
12 8 (3.29%) Amazon EKS
12 8 (3.29%) Mimecast
13 4 (1.65%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 4 (1.65%) GitHub
14 3 (1.23%) Azure Functions
14 3 (1.23%) Azure Stack
14 3 (1.23%) Serverless
14 3 (1.23%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.94%) Firewall
2 11 (4.53%) Skype
3 10 (4.12%) WAN
4 8 (3.29%) DNS
5 7 (2.88%) DHCP
6 6 (2.47%) LAN
7 5 (2.06%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (2.06%) VPN
8 4 (1.65%) Internet
8 4 (1.65%) SAN
8 4 (1.65%) VLAN
9 3 (1.23%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (1.23%) TCP/IP
10 2 (0.82%) BGP
10 2 (0.82%) Extranet
10 2 (0.82%) Intranet
10 2 (0.82%) NetScaler
11 1 (0.41%) Kerberos
11 1 (0.41%) SSL
11 1 (0.41%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (14.40%) SQL Server
2 33 (13.58%) Power BI
3 16 (6.58%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (5.76%) Data Lake
5 11 (4.53%) Big Data
5 11 (4.53%) SQL Server 2017
6 10 (4.12%) Azure SQL Database
6 10 (4.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (3.29%) SQL Server 2014
9 7 (2.88%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 6 (2.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 5 (2.06%) Hadoop
12 4 (1.65%) Blockchain
12 4 (1.65%) HDInsight
12 4 (1.65%) SQL Server 2016
13 3 (1.23%) Relational Database
14 2 (0.82%) Amazon Redshift
14 2 (0.82%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 17 (7.00%) Jenkins
2 15 (6.17%) Git (software)
3 13 (5.35%) Visual Studio Team System
4 11 (4.53%) Artifactory
5 8 (3.29%) CircleCI
5 8 (3.29%) JIRA
5 8 (3.29%) Sonatype Nexus
6 5 (2.06%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.41%) CA Gen
7 1 (0.41%) JMeter
7 1 (0.41%) Mocha
7 1 (0.41%) MSI
7 1 (0.41%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.41%) REST Assured
7 1 (0.41%) Selenium
7 1 (0.41%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 30 (12.35%) Finance
2 23 (9.47%) Public Sector
3 9 (3.70%) Banking
4 8 (3.29%) Retail
5 7 (2.88%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.06%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.65%) Automotive
8 3 (1.23%) Electronics
8 3 (1.23%) German Language
8 3 (1.23%) Marketing
9 2 (0.82%) Back Office
9 2 (0.82%) Legal
10 1 (0.41%) Law
Job Titles
1 67 (27.57%) Architect
2 39 (16.05%) Developer
3 31 (12.76%) DevOps Engineer
4 25 (10.29%) Azure Engineer
5 24 (9.88%) Azure DevOps
6 23 (9.47%) Technical Architect
7 22 (9.05%) Azure Architect
8 21 (8.64%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 21 (8.64%) Solutions Architect
9 19 (7.82%) Consultant
10 15 (6.17%) Project Manager
11 12 (4.94%) Analyst
11 12 (4.94%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 12 (4.94%) IT Manager
12 11 (4.53%) Azure Developer
12 11 (4.53%) Data Engineer
13 10 (4.12%) Cloud Architect
14 9 (3.70%) Platform Engineer
15 8 (3.29%) C# Developer
15 8 (3.29%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (16.87%) .NET
2 22 (9.05%) ASP.NET
3 16 (6.58%) Web Services
4 10 (4.12%) JSON
4 10 (4.12%) Kafka
4 10 (4.12%) Node.js
5 9 (3.70%) XML
6 8 (3.29%) PySpark
7 7 (2.88%) .NET Framework
7 7 (2.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 6 (2.47%) CSS
8 6 (2.47%) HTML
9 5 (2.06%) EDI
9 5 (2.06%) Entity Framework
9 5 (2.06%) jQuery
10 4 (1.65%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (1.65%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (1.65%) MassTransit
11 3 (1.23%) .NET Core
11 3 (1.23%) ASP.NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.23%) Data Centre
2 12 (4.94%) Hybrid Cloud
3 11 (4.53%) Cloud Native
4 9 (3.70%) Public Cloud
5 6 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.47%) Private Cloud
6 5 (2.06%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.23%) Cyberattack
7 3 (1.23%) Robotics
7 3 (1.23%) Tandem
7 3 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.82%) Clustering
8 2 (0.82%) CMDB
8 2 (0.82%) PMI
9 1 (0.41%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.41%) FMCG
9 1 (0.41%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.41%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.41%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 39 (16.05%) Windows
2 23 (9.47%) Windows 10
3 19 (7.82%) Linux
4 8 (3.29%) CentOS
4 8 (3.29%) CoreOS
4 8 (3.29%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.82%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.41%) Unix
7 1 (0.41%) VMS
7 1 (0.41%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (28.81%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (26.34%) DevOps
3 53 (21.81%) Migration
4 32 (13.17%) Business Intelligence
4 32 (13.17%) Stakeholder Management
5 31 (12.76%) CRM
6 28 (11.52%) Microservices
7 23 (9.47%) Scrum
8 20 (8.23%) TOGAF
9 19 (7.82%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (7.82%) ITIL
10 18 (7.41%) Project Management
11 15 (6.17%) Continuous Delivery
11 15 (6.17%) Waterfall
12 14 (5.76%) Test Automation
12 14 (5.76%) UML
13 13 (5.35%) ETL
13 13 (5.35%) Kanban
14 12 (4.94%) Analytics
14 12 (4.94%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 55 (22.63%) SQL
2 40 (16.46%) C#
3 33 (13.58%) PowerShell
4 31 (12.76%) Python
5 22 (9.05%) JavaScript
6 8 (3.29%) Go
6 8 (3.29%) Rust
7 7 (2.88%) Java
8 5 (2.06%) C
9 3 (1.23%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.82%) R
10 2 (0.82%) Scala
10 2 (0.82%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.82%) VBScript
11 1 (0.41%) Perl
11 1 (0.41%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.41%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.41%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.41%) VBA
11 1 (0.41%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (2.88%) CISSP
1 7 (2.88%) MCSE
1 7 (2.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (1.65%) MCSD
2 4 (1.65%) Security Cleared
2 4 (1.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (1.23%) TOGAF Certification
4 2 (0.82%) Degree
4 2 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (0.82%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.41%) CISA
5 1 (0.41%) CISM
5 1 (0.41%) MCP
5 1 (0.41%) MCSA
5 1 (0.41%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.29%) NIST
2 4 (1.65%) Cyber Essentials
2 4 (1.65%) GDPR
2 4 (1.65%) NCSC
3 2 (0.82%) ISO 22301
3 2 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.41%) PMO
4 1 (0.41%) QA
4 1 (0.41%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (14.40%) Active Directory
2 13 (5.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (4.53%) Docker
4 6 (2.47%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.65%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.65%) vCloud
6 3 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.82%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (0.82%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.82%) Squid
7 2 (0.82%) vSphere
7 2 (0.82%) XenApp
8 1 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (8.64%) Terraform
2 19 (7.82%) Kubernetes
3 16 (6.58%) Ansible
4 14 (5.76%) Microsoft Intune
5 10 (4.12%) SCCM
6 6 (2.47%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (1.65%) AirWatch
8 3 (1.23%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.82%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (0.82%) Kibana
9 2 (0.82%) MIIS
9 2 (0.82%) Puppet
10 1 (0.41%) AppDNA
10 1 (0.41%) Nessus
10 1 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.41%) QRadar
Vendors
1 109 (44.86%) Microsoft
2 22 (9.05%) VMware
3 14 (5.76%) Sparx
4 13 (5.35%) Tableau
5 10 (4.12%) Databricks
6 9 (3.70%) Google
6 9 (3.70%) SAP
7 8 (3.29%) Confluent
7 8 (3.29%) MuleSoft
7 8 (3.29%) Veracode
8 7 (2.88%) Cisco
9 6 (2.47%) Citrix
9 6 (2.47%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (2.06%) Juniper
11 4 (1.65%) Alteryx
11 4 (1.65%) Forcepoint
11 4 (1.65%) Splunk
11 4 (1.65%) Zscaler
12 3 (1.23%) Darktrace
12 3 (1.23%) Polycom