Period
to 25 August 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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 5 14 19
Rank change year-on-year +9 +5 +21
Contract jobs citing Azure 204 132 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 14.85% 8.88% 6.65%
As % of the Cloud Services category 44.44% 41.51% 36.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 121 73
Birmingham median daily rate £463 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% - -
10th Percentile £313 £306 £301
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +10.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.00% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +75.00% -55.56% +153.52%

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 459 318 244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 33.41% 21.40% 18.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 237 184
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £269 £175 £216
90th Percentile £601 £550 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 5
Birmingham median hourly rate £35.00 £15.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +133.33% +25.00% -42.17%
10th Percentile £13.16 £12.80 £9.30
90th Percentile £146.38 £21.50 £15.90
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +133.33% - -18.37%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 82 (40.20%) Microsoft
2 71 (34.80%) DevOps
3 58 (28.43%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (22.06%) Migration
5 41 (20.10%) AWS
6 39 (19.12%) C#
7 34 (16.67%) Windows
8 33 (16.18%) PowerShell
9 32 (15.69%) SQL
9 32 (15.69%) Scrum
10 31 (15.20%) SQL Server
11 30 (14.71%) Active Directory
11 30 (14.71%) Office 365
12 29 (14.22%) Test Automation
13 28 (13.73%) Power BI
13 28 (13.73%) PaaS
13 28 (13.73%) Power Platform
14 27 (13.24%) Docker
14 27 (13.24%) .NET
14 27 (13.24%) Finance
15 26 (12.75%) IaaS
15 26 (12.75%) Public Sector
16 25 (12.25%) Business Intelligence
16 25 (12.25%) Continuous Integration
17 23 (11.27%) Visual Studio Team System
18 22 (10.78%) Kanban
18 22 (10.78%) Continuous Delivery
19 20 (9.80%) Dynamics 365
19 20 (9.80%) Web Services
20 19 (9.31%) Python

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 11 (5.39%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.94%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.45%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.49%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.49%) CMS
5 1 (0.49%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.49%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (1.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 15 (7.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (3.92%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 3 (1.47%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 41 (20.10%) AWS
2 30 (14.71%) Office 365
3 28 (13.73%) PaaS
3 28 (13.73%) Power Platform
4 26 (12.75%) IaaS
5 20 (9.80%) Dynamics 365
6 18 (8.82%) GCP
7 15 (7.35%) Azure Active Directory
8 11 (5.39%) Azure Data Factory
9 8 (3.92%) GitHub
10 7 (3.43%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 7 (3.43%) OneDrive
11 6 (2.94%) SaaS
12 5 (2.45%) Mimecast
13 3 (1.47%) Azure Functions
13 3 (1.47%) Serverless
14 2 (0.98%) Amazon EKS
15 1 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
15 1 (0.49%) IBM Cloud
15 1 (0.49%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.39%) Firewall
2 10 (4.90%) Skype
2 10 (4.90%) WAN
3 9 (4.41%) LAN
4 8 (3.92%) DNS
5 7 (3.43%) TCP/IP
6 5 (2.45%) DHCP
7 4 (1.96%) Internet
8 3 (1.47%) BGP
8 3 (1.47%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (1.47%) SAN
8 3 (1.47%) VPN
9 2 (0.98%) HTTP
9 2 (0.98%) Kerberos
9 2 (0.98%) NetScaler
9 2 (0.98%) Softphone
10 1 (0.49%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (0.49%) DAB
10 1 (0.49%) VLAN
10 1 (0.49%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (15.20%) SQL Server
2 28 (13.73%) Power BI
3 15 (7.35%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (7.35%) SQL Server 2017
4 14 (6.86%) SQL Server 2014
4 14 (6.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 12 (5.88%) Data Lake
5 12 (5.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 10 (4.90%) Big Data
7 8 (3.92%) NoSQL
8 5 (2.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.96%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.47%) Cosmos DB
10 3 (1.47%) MySQL
10 3 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (1.47%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.98%) BigQuery
11 2 (0.98%) Bigtable
11 2 (0.98%) NewSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (11.27%) Visual Studio Team System
2 17 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 15 (7.35%) Git (software)
4 8 (3.92%) JIRA
5 3 (1.47%) Artifactory
5 3 (1.47%) GitLab
5 3 (1.47%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.98%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.98%) CircleCI
6 2 (0.98%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.98%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.98%) Selenium
6 2 (0.98%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.98%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.98%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.49%) CA Gen
7 1 (0.49%) JMeter
7 1 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 27 (13.24%) Finance
2 26 (12.75%) Public Sector
3 5 (2.45%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.96%) Banking
4 4 (1.96%) Retail
5 3 (1.47%) Electronics
5 3 (1.47%) German Language
5 3 (1.47%) Marketing
5 3 (1.47%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.98%) Automotive
6 2 (0.98%) Legal
7 1 (0.49%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 52 (25.49%) Architect
2 43 (21.08%) DevOps Engineer
3 31 (15.20%) Developer
4 29 (14.22%) Azure Engineer
5 25 (12.25%) Azure DevOps
6 22 (10.78%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 16 (7.84%) Azure Architect
8 15 (7.35%) Consultant
9 14 (6.86%) Analyst
10 13 (6.37%) Cloud Architect
11 12 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
12 8 (3.92%) SCCM Consultant
12 8 (3.92%) Technical Architect
12 8 (3.92%) Technical Writer
13 7 (3.43%) C# Developer
13 7 (3.43%) IT Manager
13 7 (3.43%) Java Developer
14 6 (2.94%) Cloud Consultant
14 6 (2.94%) Cloud Engineer
14 6 (2.94%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (13.24%) .NET
2 20 (9.80%) Web Services
3 14 (6.86%) JSON
4 13 (6.37%) ASP.NET
5 9 (4.41%) CSS
5 9 (4.41%) HTML
6 8 (3.92%) .NET Core
7 7 (3.43%) Node.js
7 7 (3.43%) XML
8 6 (2.94%) .NET Framework
8 6 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (2.94%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (2.45%) AngularJS
9 5 (2.45%) Dapper ORM
9 5 (2.45%) RESTful
10 4 (1.96%) MassTransit
11 3 (1.47%) ASP.NET Core
11 3 (1.47%) Elastic Stack
11 3 (1.47%) NHibernate
11 3 (1.47%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.35%) Data Centre
2 11 (5.39%) Public Cloud
3 6 (2.94%) CMDB
3 6 (2.94%) Hybrid Cloud
3 6 (2.94%) Private Cloud
4 4 (1.96%) Cloud Native
4 4 (1.96%) PKI
5 3 (1.47%) Cyberattack
5 3 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (1.47%) NHS
6 2 (0.98%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (0.98%) User Experience
7 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.49%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.49%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.49%) Replication
7 1 (0.49%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.49%) Tandem
7 1 (0.49%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 34 (16.67%) Windows
2 16 (7.84%) Windows 10
3 14 (6.86%) Linux
4 5 (2.45%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.98%) Android
5 2 (0.98%) CentOS
5 2 (0.98%) CoreOS
5 2 (0.98%) Debian
5 2 (0.98%) Ubuntu
5 2 (0.98%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.49%) Unix
6 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.49%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (34.80%) DevOps
2 58 (28.43%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (22.06%) Migration
4 32 (15.69%) Scrum
5 29 (14.22%) Test Automation
6 25 (12.25%) Business Intelligence
6 25 (12.25%) Continuous Integration
7 22 (10.78%) Continuous Delivery
7 22 (10.78%) Kanban
8 18 (8.82%) Microservices
9 16 (7.84%) CRM
10 15 (7.35%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (6.86%) Deployment Automation
11 14 (6.86%) TDD
12 13 (6.37%) Data Integration
13 12 (5.88%) Data Migration
14 11 (5.39%) Analytics
14 11 (5.39%) Enterprise Architecture
14 11 (5.39%) Service Design
14 11 (5.39%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 39 (19.12%) C#
2 33 (16.18%) PowerShell
3 32 (15.69%) SQL
4 19 (9.31%) Python
5 15 (7.35%) Java
5 15 (7.35%) JavaScript
6 7 (3.43%) Java 8
7 4 (1.96%) Bash Shell
7 4 (1.96%) C
7 4 (1.96%) Go
7 4 (1.96%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.47%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.98%) PHP
9 2 (0.98%) Rust
9 2 (0.98%) Scala
10 1 (0.49%) Perl
10 1 (0.49%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (4.90%) Security Cleared
2 6 (2.94%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.49%) CISA
4 1 (0.49%) CISM
4 1 (0.49%) CISSP
4 1 (0.49%) CRISC
4 1 (0.49%) ISEB
4 1 (0.49%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.49%) MCSE
4 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.41%) NIST
2 4 (1.96%) Cyber Essentials
2 4 (1.96%) NCSC
3 3 (1.47%) SLA
4 1 (0.49%) GDPR
4 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.49%) PMO
4 1 (0.49%) QA
System Software
1 30 (14.71%) Active Directory
2 27 (13.24%) Docker
3 6 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.45%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.96%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.98%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (0.98%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.98%) Squid
8 1 (0.49%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 1 (0.49%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.49%) vSphere
8 1 (0.49%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (9.31%) Kubernetes
2 18 (8.82%) SCCM
3 17 (8.33%) Microsoft Intune
4 15 (7.35%) Ansible
4 15 (7.35%) Terraform
5 7 (3.43%) Puppet
6 6 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (2.45%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (1.96%) AirWatch
8 4 (1.96%) SCOM
9 2 (0.98%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (0.98%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (0.98%) Kibana
9 2 (0.98%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 1 (0.49%) AppDNA
10 1 (0.49%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.49%) HP ALM
10 1 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 82 (40.20%) Microsoft
2 17 (8.33%) VMware
3 14 (6.86%) Databricks
3 14 (6.86%) Tableau
4 12 (5.88%) Google
5 8 (3.92%) Sparx
6 7 (3.43%) Cisco
7 6 (2.94%) SAP
8 5 (2.45%) HP
8 5 (2.45%) Oracle
9 4 (1.96%) Alteryx
9 4 (1.96%) Forcepoint
10 3 (1.47%) Juniper
10 3 (1.47%) Palo Alto
11 2 (0.98%) Blue Coat
11 2 (0.98%) Citrix
11 2 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.98%) ServiceNow
11 2 (0.98%) Symantec
11 2 (0.98%) Veracode