Period
to 26 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Microsoft Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 6 months to 26 July 2017 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 (formerly Windows Azure)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 43 71
Rank change year-on-year +20 +28 +14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 73 59 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 5.53% 3.84% 1.34%
As % of the Cloud Services category 36.14% 48.76% 26.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 40 12
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £416 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -3.76% -13.50%
10th Percentile £313 £324 £251
90th Percentile £575 £528 £769
West Midlands median daily rate £460 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +15.00% +6.67% -21.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £18.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year - -29.81% -

Microsoft Azure is in the cloud computing skills category. The next 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.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 202 121 78
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 15.31% 7.87% 4.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 82 38
Birmingham median daily rate £431 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.29% -3.13% -11.11%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £213
90th Percentile £575 £548 £612
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £10.50 £22.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.33% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.00 £18.25 £20.50
% change year-on-year -28.77% -10.98% +36.67%

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Azure in Birmingham

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Azure in Birmingham

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Birmingham over the 6 months to 26 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 25 (34.25%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (30.14%) Microsoft
3 21 (28.77%) SaaS
4 19 (26.03%) SQL Server
5 18 (24.66%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (24.66%) IaaS
5 18 (24.66%) DevOps
6 17 (23.29%) PaaS
7 16 (21.92%) Docker
7 16 (21.92%) Enterprise Architecture
7 16 (21.92%) SQL
7 16 (21.92%) .NET
7 16 (21.92%) SharePoint
8 15 (20.55%) Windows
8 15 (20.55%) Linux
8 15 (20.55%) Office 365
9 13 (17.81%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (17.81%) Open Source
9 13 (17.81%) Microservices
9 13 (17.81%) Java
10 10 (13.70%) SOAP
10 10 (13.70%) Red Hat
10 10 (13.70%) Salesforce.com
10 10 (13.70%) Billing
10 10 (13.70%) Spring
10 10 (13.70%) GitLab
10 10 (13.70%) Kubernetes
10 10 (13.70%) OpenShift
10 10 (13.70%) Cloud Foundry
10 10 (13.70%) Spring Boot

Microsoft 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 16 (21.92%) SharePoint
2 10 (13.70%) Cloud Foundry
3 5 (6.85%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (5.48%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (4.11%) Confluence
5 3 (4.11%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (2.74%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.37%) CMS
7 1 (1.37%) DNN
7 1 (1.37%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.37%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (1.37%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (9.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (6.85%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.37%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 25 (34.25%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (28.77%) SaaS
3 18 (24.66%) IaaS
4 17 (23.29%) PaaS
5 15 (20.55%) Office 365
6 10 (13.70%) GitHub
6 10 (13.70%) Heroku
6 10 (13.70%) OpenShift
7 3 (4.11%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (2.74%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (1.37%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (1.37%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.74%) Firewall
1 2 (2.74%) Skype
2 1 (1.37%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (26.03%) SQL Server
2 10 (13.70%) SQL Server 2014
3 8 (10.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (9.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (8.22%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (8.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (5.48%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (5.48%) QlikView
7 3 (4.11%) Power BI
7 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (1.37%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (1.37%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 10 (13.70%) Bitbucket
1 10 (13.70%) GitLab
2 6 (8.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (6.85%) Visual Studio
4 4 (5.48%) JIRA
5 3 (4.11%) Git (software)
5 3 (4.11%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.74%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.37%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.37%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (1.37%) Subversion
7 1 (1.37%) Vagrant
7 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (13.70%) Billing
2 6 (8.22%) Finance
3 5 (6.85%) Retail
4 3 (4.11%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (38.36%) Architect
2 18 (24.66%) Developer
3 9 (12.33%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (9.59%) .NET Developer
5 5 (6.85%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (6.85%) C# Developer
5 5 (6.85%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Azure Architect
6 4 (5.48%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 4 (5.48%) Cloud Architect
6 4 (5.48%) DevOps Architect
6 4 (5.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Project Manager
6 4 (5.48%) Senior Developer
6 4 (5.48%) SharePoint Architect
7 3 (4.11%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 3 (4.11%) Cloud Solutions Architect
7 3 (4.11%) Java Architect
7 3 (4.11%) Lead DevOps
7 3 (4.11%) Lead DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (21.92%) .NET
2 10 (13.70%) REST
2 10 (13.70%) SOAP
2 10 (13.70%) Spring
2 10 (13.70%) Spring Boot
3 5 (6.85%) ASP.NET
3 5 (6.85%) Web Services
4 4 (5.48%) CSS
4 4 (5.48%) CSS3
4 4 (5.48%) HTML
4 4 (5.48%) HTML5
4 4 (5.48%) jQuery
5 3 (4.11%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (4.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 3 (4.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (2.74%) Backbone.js
6 2 (2.74%) Ember.js
6 2 (2.74%) Entity Framework
6 2 (2.74%) RESTful
6 2 (2.74%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.85%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.48%) Hybrid Cloud
2 4 (5.48%) Public Cloud
2 4 (5.48%) User Experience
3 1 (1.37%) CMDB
3 1 (1.37%) Fintech
3 1 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.37%) NHS
3 1 (1.37%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 15 (20.55%) Linux
1 15 (20.55%) Windows
2 5 (6.85%) Windows 10
3 4 (5.48%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.11%) CentOS
4 3 (4.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.74%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (24.66%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (24.66%) DevOps
2 16 (21.92%) Enterprise Architecture
3 13 (17.81%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (17.81%) Microservices
3 13 (17.81%) Open Source
4 10 (13.70%) API Design
4 10 (13.70%) API Development
4 10 (13.70%) API Integration
5 9 (12.33%) CRM
5 9 (12.33%) MVC
5 9 (12.33%) Scrum
6 8 (10.96%) TDD
7 7 (9.59%) TOGAF
8 6 (8.22%) BDD
8 6 (8.22%) Business Development
8 6 (8.22%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (8.22%) Migration
9 4 (5.48%) ETL
9 4 (5.48%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 16 (21.92%) SQL
2 13 (17.81%) Java
3 8 (10.96%) C#
3 8 (10.96%) PowerShell
4 7 (9.59%) JavaScript
5 6 (8.22%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.74%) PHP
7 1 (1.37%) F#
Qualifications
1 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (4.11%) SC Cleared
1 3 (4.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.74%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.37%) CCNA
3 1 (1.37%) CCNP
3 1 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.37%) ISEB
3 1 (1.37%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.37%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) COBIT
2 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (21.92%) Docker
2 4 (5.48%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.11%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (13.70%) Kubernetes
2 6 (8.22%) Ansible
2 6 (8.22%) Puppet
3 5 (6.85%) SCCM
4 3 (4.11%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (4.11%) Terraform
5 2 (2.74%) SCOM
6 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 22 (30.14%) Microsoft
2 10 (13.70%) Apigee
2 10 (13.70%) MuleSoft
2 10 (13.70%) Red Hat
2 10 (13.70%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (5.48%) Oracle
4 3 (4.11%) Sitecore
5 2 (2.74%) VMware
6 1 (1.37%) Casewise
6 1 (1.37%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.37%) Cisco
6 1 (1.37%) F5
6 1 (1.37%) Juniper
6 1 (1.37%) Kronos
6 1 (1.37%) NetApp
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