Period
to 20 July 2018

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 July 2018 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 26 47
Rank change year-on-year +4 +21 +24
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 115 77 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 7.46% 5.90% 3.75%
As % of the Cloud Services category 36.98% 38.69% 47.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 53 39
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +2.94% -5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £314 £323
90th Percentile £570 £575 £530
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £460 £400
% change year-on-year +3.26% +15.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £20.00 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 - £18.25

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 311 199 121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 20.18% 15.25% 7.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 141 82
Birmingham median daily rate £423 £423 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.03% -3.13%
10th Percentile £148 £263 £300
90th Percentile £575 £575 £548
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 2
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.00 £10.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -53.33% -
10th Percentile £13.00 £9.15 £18.75
90th Percentile £21.50 £15.45 £26.25
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £13.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year +53.85% -28.77% -10.98%

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 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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 Microsoft Azure.

1 45 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 42 (36.52%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (27.83%) .NET
4 30 (26.09%) SQL Server
5 23 (20.00%) C#
5 23 (20.00%) Windows
6 22 (19.13%) Amazon AWS
7 20 (17.39%) Office 365
7 20 (17.39%) SQL
8 17 (14.78%) Migration
8 17 (14.78%) PaaS
9 16 (13.91%) IaaS
9 16 (13.91%) VMware
10 15 (13.04%) Scrum
10 15 (13.04%) Active Directory
10 15 (13.04%) DevOps
11 14 (12.17%) JavaScript
12 13 (11.30%) PowerShell
13 12 (10.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 12 (10.43%) JSON
13 12 (10.43%) Finance
13 12 (10.43%) Windows Server
14 11 (9.57%) MVC
14 11 (9.57%) Java
14 11 (9.57%) Business Intelligence
14 11 (9.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 10 (8.70%) SCCM
15 10 (8.70%) Google
15 10 (8.70%) TDD
15 10 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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 6 (5.22%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (3.48%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.48%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.61%) NetWeaver
4 2 (1.74%) Apache
4 2 (1.74%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.74%) CMS
4 2 (1.74%) GlassFish
4 2 (1.74%) IIS
4 2 (1.74%) JBoss
4 2 (1.74%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.87%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (3.48%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.74%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.87%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 22 (19.13%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (17.39%) Office 365
3 17 (14.78%) PaaS
4 16 (13.91%) IaaS
5 9 (7.83%) SaaS
6 7 (6.09%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (5.22%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (4.35%) Dynamics 365
8 5 (4.35%) Serverless
9 2 (1.74%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.87%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.87%) Data Lake Analytics
10 1 (0.87%) GitHub
10 1 (0.87%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.35%) Firewall
2 4 (3.48%) DNS
2 4 (3.48%) VPN
3 2 (1.74%) DHCP
3 2 (1.74%) Intranet
3 2 (1.74%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (1.74%) iSCSI
3 2 (1.74%) MPLS
3 2 (1.74%) SSL
3 2 (1.74%) WAN
4 1 (0.87%) Internet
4 1 (0.87%) LAN
4 1 (0.87%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.87%) SAN
4 1 (0.87%) VoIP
4 1 (0.87%) Wireless
4 1 (0.87%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 12 (10.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (9.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 10 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (7.83%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (6.96%) Azure SQL Database
7 5 (4.35%) NoSQL
7 5 (4.35%) Power BI
7 5 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (4.35%) SQL Server 2016
8 4 (3.48%) MySQL
8 4 (3.48%) QlikView
9 3 (2.61%) Data Lake
9 3 (2.61%) MongoDB
9 3 (2.61%) SAP BW
9 3 (2.61%) SQL Server 2000
9 3 (2.61%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (2.61%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (1.74%) Big Data
10 2 (1.74%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 9 (7.83%) Git (software)
2 8 (6.96%) Visual Studio Team System
3 6 (5.22%) Jenkins
3 6 (5.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (3.48%) JIRA
5 3 (2.61%) NUnit
5 3 (2.61%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.74%) Bugzilla
6 2 (1.74%) Maven
6 2 (1.74%) Moq
6 2 (1.74%) MSBuild
6 2 (1.74%) Subversion
7 1 (0.87%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.87%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.87%) GitLab
7 1 (0.87%) MSTest
7 1 (0.87%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.87%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.87%) Xcode
General
1 12 (10.43%) Finance
2 7 (6.09%) Retail
3 2 (1.74%) Banking
4 1 (0.87%) Advertising
4 1 (0.87%) Electronics
4 1 (0.87%) Games
4 1 (0.87%) Legal
4 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.87%) Marketing
4 1 (0.87%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (28.70%) Developer
2 19 (16.52%) Architect
3 14 (12.17%) .NET Developer
4 10 (8.70%) Azure Engineer
4 10 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
5 9 (7.83%) Azure Architect
6 8 (6.96%) Consultant
7 7 (6.09%) Azure Developer
7 7 (6.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 7 (6.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (4.35%) Angular Developer
8 5 (4.35%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (4.35%) Project Manager
8 5 (4.35%) Senior Developer
9 4 (3.48%) Administrator
9 4 (3.48%) Analyst
9 4 (3.48%) C# Developer
9 4 (3.48%) Cloud Engineer
9 4 (3.48%) DBA
9 4 (3.48%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (27.83%) .NET
2 12 (10.43%) JSON
3 10 (8.70%) .NET Core
4 9 (7.83%) AngularJS
4 9 (7.83%) ASP.NET
4 9 (7.83%) XML
5 8 (6.96%) HTML
5 8 (6.96%) React
6 7 (6.09%) ASP.NET Web API
6 7 (6.09%) CSS
6 7 (6.09%) Web Services
7 6 (5.22%) REST
8 5 (4.35%) Node.js
8 5 (4.35%) RESTful
8 5 (4.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (3.48%) .NET Framework
9 4 (3.48%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (3.48%) jQuery
9 4 (3.48%) KnockoutJS
9 4 (3.48%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.61%) Data Centre
1 3 (2.61%) Mobile App
1 3 (2.61%) Public Cloud
1 3 (2.61%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (1.74%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.74%) Clustering
2 2 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (1.74%) Private Cloud
2 2 (1.74%) Wiki
3 1 (0.87%) Client/Server
3 1 (0.87%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (0.87%) NHS
3 1 (0.87%) Taxonomies
3 1 (0.87%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (20.00%) Windows
2 12 (10.43%) Windows Server
3 6 (5.22%) Windows 10
4 4 (3.48%) Linux
5 2 (1.74%) CentOS
5 2 (1.74%) Debian
5 2 (1.74%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.74%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.87%) Android
6 1 (0.87%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.87%) VMS
6 1 (0.87%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.87%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (36.52%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (14.78%) Migration
3 15 (13.04%) DevOps
3 15 (13.04%) Scrum
4 11 (9.57%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (9.57%) MVC
5 10 (8.70%) Microservices
5 10 (8.70%) TDD
6 9 (7.83%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (6.96%) E-Commerce
7 8 (6.96%) SOA
8 7 (6.09%) ITIL
9 6 (5.22%) CRM
9 6 (5.22%) ETL
9 6 (5.22%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (5.22%) Web Development
10 5 (4.35%) Analytics
10 5 (4.35%) Configuration Management
10 5 (4.35%) Cybersecurity
10 5 (4.35%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 23 (20.00%) C#
2 20 (17.39%) SQL
3 14 (12.17%) JavaScript
4 13 (11.30%) PowerShell
5 11 (9.57%) Java
6 5 (4.35%) Python
7 4 (3.48%) Bash Shell
7 4 (3.48%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.61%) Java 8
8 3 (2.61%) PHP
9 2 (1.74%) Go
9 2 (1.74%) Perl
9 2 (1.74%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.74%) XAML
10 1 (0.87%) C
10 1 (0.87%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (3.48%) DBS Check
2 2 (1.74%) Degree
2 2 (1.74%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.74%) TOGAF Certification
3 1 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.87%) CCNP
3 1 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.87%) MCSA
3 1 (0.87%) MCSE
3 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (0.87%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.87%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 1 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.61%) GDPR
2 2 (1.74%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (1.74%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 2 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.74%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.87%) GCP
3 1 (0.87%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (13.04%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.96%) Hyper-V
3 7 (6.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (4.35%) Docker
5 2 (1.74%) NFS
5 2 (1.74%) Samba
5 2 (1.74%) Squid
5 2 (1.74%) Varnish
5 2 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.74%) vSphere
5 2 (1.74%) Xen
5 2 (1.74%) XenApp
6 1 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.87%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (8.70%) SCCM
2 8 (6.96%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (5.22%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (4.35%) Puppet
5 3 (2.61%) SCOM
6 2 (1.74%) HAProxy
6 2 (1.74%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.74%) Nagios
6 2 (1.74%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.74%) Terraform
6 2 (1.74%) WMI
7 1 (0.87%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.87%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.87%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.87%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.87%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.87%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.87%) WSUS
Vendors
1 45 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 16 (13.91%) VMware
3 10 (8.70%) Google
4 5 (4.35%) Oracle
4 5 (4.35%) SAP
4 5 (4.35%) Xamarin
5 3 (2.61%) Cisco
5 3 (2.61%) IBM
5 3 (2.61%) Tableau
6 2 (1.74%) Citrix
6 2 (1.74%) JD Edwards
6 2 (1.74%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.74%) Splunk
6 2 (1.74%) WSO2
7 1 (0.87%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.87%) NVIDIA
7 1 (0.87%) Remedy
7 1 (0.87%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.87%) Symantec
7 1 (0.87%) WorldPay