Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 23 69
Rank change year-on-year +6 +46 +9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 118 104 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 7.53% 6.92% 1.24%
As % of the Cloud Services category 43.87% 53.33% 19.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 52 17
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £450 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% -18.18% +15.79%
10th Percentile £306 £324 £363
90th Percentile £590 £598 £675
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94% -11.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - £17.75 -
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £16.00 -
% change year-on-year +181.25% - -

Microsoft 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 269 195 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 17.16% 12.98% 6.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 114 56
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -8.57%
10th Percentile £198 £250 £263
90th Percentile £542 £575 £600
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £403 £390
% change year-on-year +5.52% +3.27% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 1
Birmingham median hourly rate £12.00 £17.75 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.39% +42.00% -37.50%
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £16.25 £20.50
% change year-on-year -10.77% -20.73% +2.50%

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 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 52 (44.07%) Office 365
2 44 (37.29%) Windows
3 39 (33.05%) Migration
4 38 (32.20%) Microsoft
5 30 (25.42%) SharePoint
6 29 (24.58%) Active Directory
7 21 (17.80%) PowerShell
7 21 (17.80%) DevOps
8 20 (16.95%) Windows 10
8 20 (16.95%) Amazon AWS
8 20 (16.95%) .NET
8 20 (16.95%) SQL Server
9 16 (13.56%) Microsoft Office
9 16 (13.56%) Linux
10 15 (12.71%) Finance
10 15 (12.71%) Docker
11 14 (11.86%) IaaS
11 14 (11.86%) Azure Active Directory
11 14 (11.86%) Web Services
11 14 (11.86%) Microsoft Certification
11 14 (11.86%) PaaS
11 14 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (11.86%) SCCM
12 13 (11.02%) Windows 7
12 13 (11.02%) MCSE
13 12 (10.17%) ITIL
13 12 (10.17%) SQL
13 12 (10.17%) SaaS
14 11 (9.32%) Data Migration
14 11 (9.32%) Continuous Integration

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 30 (25.42%) SharePoint
2 9 (7.63%) SharePoint 2010
3 7 (5.93%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (4.24%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (3.39%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.69%) CMS
6 2 (1.69%) GeoServer
6 2 (1.69%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.85%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.85%) Confluence
7 1 (0.85%) DNN
7 1 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.85%) IIS
7 1 (0.85%) nginx
7 1 (0.85%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.85%) Umbraco
Applications
1 16 (13.56%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.54%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (5.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (4.24%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (2.54%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 52 (44.07%) Office 365
2 20 (16.95%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (11.86%) Azure Active Directory
3 14 (11.86%) IaaS
3 14 (11.86%) PaaS
4 12 (10.17%) SaaS
5 11 (9.32%) OneDrive
6 5 (4.24%) Dynamics 365
6 5 (4.24%) GitHub
6 5 (4.24%) Heroku
6 5 (4.24%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.39%) DHCP
1 4 (3.39%) DNS
2 3 (2.54%) LAN
2 3 (2.54%) WAN
3 2 (1.69%) Firewall
3 2 (1.69%) Skype
3 2 (1.69%) VPN
4 1 (0.85%) HTTP
4 1 (0.85%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.85%) IPv6
4 1 (0.85%) SAN
4 1 (0.85%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (16.95%) SQL Server
2 11 (9.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (5.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (3.39%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (3.39%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (3.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (2.54%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (2.54%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.69%) Big Data
6 2 (1.69%) GIS
7 1 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.85%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.85%) MySQL
7 1 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.85%) Power BI
7 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (7.63%) Git (software)
2 8 (6.78%) Jenkins
3 7 (5.93%) Subversion
4 6 (5.08%) Maven
4 6 (5.08%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (4.24%) Bitbucket
5 5 (4.24%) GitLab
6 4 (3.39%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.85%) Codeship
7 1 (0.85%) JIRA
7 1 (0.85%) MSI
7 1 (0.85%) NUnit
7 1 (0.85%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.85%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.85%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.85%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.85%) xUnit.net
General
1 15 (12.71%) Finance
2 5 (4.24%) Billing
3 3 (2.54%) Law
3 3 (2.54%) Retail
4 2 (1.69%) Marketing
5 1 (0.85%) Advertising
5 1 (0.85%) Legal
5 1 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 18 (15.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 17 (14.41%) Architect
3 15 (12.71%) Developer
4 14 (11.86%) Azure Engineer
5 12 (10.17%) Administrator
5 12 (10.17%) Consultant
6 10 (8.47%) Project Manager
7 8 (6.78%) Lead DevOps
7 8 (6.78%) SharePoint Consultant
8 7 (5.93%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 6 (5.08%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (5.08%) Analyst
9 6 (5.08%) Azure Administrator
9 6 (5.08%) Azure Consultant
9 6 (5.08%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (5.08%) DevOps Manager
9 6 (5.08%) Head of DevOps
10 5 (4.24%) 3rd Line Support
10 5 (4.24%) DBA
10 5 (4.24%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (16.95%) .NET
2 14 (11.86%) Web Services
3 7 (5.93%) CSS
3 7 (5.93%) HTML
3 7 (5.93%) HTML5
4 6 (5.08%) .NET Core
4 6 (5.08%) Middleware
5 5 (4.24%) CSS3
5 5 (4.24%) REST
5 5 (4.24%) RESTful
5 5 (4.24%) SOAP
5 5 (4.24%) Spring
5 5 (4.24%) Spring Boot
6 4 (3.39%) ASP.NET
7 3 (2.54%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (2.54%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (1.69%) Backbone.js
8 2 (1.69%) Ember.js
8 2 (1.69%) OpenLayers
8 2 (1.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.39%) Data Centre
2 3 (2.54%) User Experience
3 2 (1.69%) PKI
4 1 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (0.85%) NHS
4 1 (0.85%) Public Cloud
4 1 (0.85%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 44 (37.29%) Windows
2 20 (16.95%) Windows 10
3 16 (13.56%) Linux
4 13 (11.02%) Windows 7
5 11 (9.32%) Windows Server
5 11 (9.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.85%) CentOS
7 1 (0.85%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (33.05%) Migration
2 21 (17.80%) DevOps
3 14 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (10.17%) ITIL
5 11 (9.32%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (9.32%) Data Migration
6 10 (8.47%) CRM
6 10 (8.47%) PRINCE2
7 9 (7.63%) Microservices
8 7 (5.93%) Continuous Delivery
8 7 (5.93%) Mentoring
8 7 (5.93%) Open Source
8 7 (5.93%) Service Management
8 7 (5.93%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (5.08%) Document Management
9 6 (5.08%) Enterprise Architecture
9 6 (5.08%) MVC
9 6 (5.08%) Project Management
10 5 (4.24%) ITSM
10 5 (4.24%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 21 (17.80%) PowerShell
2 12 (10.17%) SQL
3 10 (8.47%) C#
4 9 (7.63%) JavaScript
5 8 (6.78%) T-SQL
6 7 (5.93%) Python
7 6 (5.08%) Java
7 6 (5.08%) Perl
8 2 (1.69%) C
9 1 (0.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (11.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (11.02%) MCSE
3 7 (5.93%) MCSA
4 3 (2.54%) APMP
5 2 (1.69%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.69%) MCP
5 2 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (1.69%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.69%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.85%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.85%) CCNA
6 1 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.85%) Degree
6 1 (0.85%) ISEB
6 1 (0.85%) MCITP
6 1 (0.85%) MCTS
6 1 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.69%) COBIT
1 2 (1.69%) Data Quality
1 2 (1.69%) SLA
2 1 (0.85%) GCP
2 1 (0.85%) GDPR
2 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.85%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.85%) QA
System Software
1 29 (24.58%) Active Directory
2 15 (12.71%) Docker
3 7 (5.93%) Hyper-V
3 7 (5.93%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.69%) XenApp
5 1 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.85%) vSphere
5 1 (0.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (11.86%) SCCM
2 8 (6.78%) Puppet
3 6 (5.08%) Kubernetes
4 3 (2.54%) Ansible
5 2 (1.69%) SCOM
6 1 (0.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.85%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.85%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.85%) Terraform
Vendors
1 38 (32.20%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.63%) Oracle
3 7 (5.93%) VMware
4 5 (4.24%) Apigee
4 5 (4.24%) BMC
4 5 (4.24%) MuleSoft
4 5 (4.24%) Red Hat
4 5 (4.24%) Remedy
4 5 (4.24%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (3.39%) Cisco
6 3 (2.54%) Citrix
6 3 (2.54%) Epicor
6 3 (2.54%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.69%) Kronos
7 2 (1.69%) NetApp
8 1 (0.85%) AppSense
8 1 (0.85%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.85%) Google