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 3 months to 25 April 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
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 41 57
Rank change year-on-year +19 +16  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 35 22 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 5.90% 2.91% 1.20%
As % of the Cloud Services category 44.30% 38.60% 27.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 17 4
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £333 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £485 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £80.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -40.62% +185.71%  

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 79 57 36
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 13.32% 7.53% 4.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 39 12
Median daily rate £450 £373 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.80% +14.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £435 £400
% change year-on-year +3.44% +8.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £10.00 £22.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.55% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.98 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -5.10% -20.00%  

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Microsoft Azure as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

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 3 months to 25 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 39 (50.65%) Microsoft
2 28 (36.36%) SQL Server
3 23 (29.87%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (28.57%) SQL
4 22 (28.57%) SharePoint
5 19 (24.68%) Windows
6 18 (23.38%) Office 365
7 15 (19.48%) .NET
8 14 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
9 13 (16.88%) C#
10 12 (15.58%) Active Directory
11 11 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
12 10 (12.99%) Windows Server
12 10 (12.99%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (12.99%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (12.99%) SaaS
13 9 (11.69%) JavaScript
13 9 (11.69%) CRM
13 9 (11.69%) VMware
13 9 (11.69%) Migration
13 9 (11.69%) SQL Server 2016
13 9 (11.69%) Public Cloud
14 8 (10.39%) Scrum
14 8 (10.39%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (10.39%) MVC
14 8 (10.39%) TDD
14 8 (10.39%) Dynamics CRM
14 8 (10.39%) Business Development
15 7 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 7 (9.09%) Finance

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 22 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.79%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (7.79%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (5.19%) IIS
4 3 (3.90%) Confluence
4 3 (3.90%) Skype for Business
5 2 (2.60%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.30%) Apache
6 1 (1.30%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.30%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.30%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.30%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (7.79%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.60%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.30%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 8 (10.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (7.79%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 18 (23.38%) Office 365
2 14 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (12.99%) SaaS
4 6 (7.79%) IaaS
5 4 (5.19%) PaaS
6 3 (3.90%) OneDrive
7 2 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (2.60%) Yammer
8 1 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.09%) DHCP
1 7 (9.09%) DNS
2 5 (6.49%) Firewall
3 4 (5.19%) Remote Desktop
3 4 (5.19%) Skype
4 3 (3.90%) Kerberos
4 3 (3.90%) LDAP
4 3 (3.90%) WAN
5 2 (2.60%) LAN
5 2 (2.60%) MPLS
5 2 (2.60%) PBX
5 2 (2.60%) SAN
5 2 (2.60%) Unified Communications
5 2 (2.60%) VoIP
5 2 (2.60%) VPN
6 1 (1.30%) BGP
6 1 (1.30%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (1.30%) OSPF
6 1 (1.30%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.30%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 11 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
3 9 (11.69%) SQL Server 2016
4 7 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (7.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (6.49%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (6.49%) QlikView
6 5 (6.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (3.90%) Power BI
8 2 (2.60%) MongoDB
8 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (1.30%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (1.30%) MySQL
9 1 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (1.30%) Redis
9 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
9 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (12.99%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (7.79%) Visual Studio
3 4 (5.19%) JIRA
4 1 (1.30%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.30%) JMeter
General
1 7 (9.09%) Finance
2 4 (5.19%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.60%) Advertising
3 2 (2.60%) Retail
4 1 (1.30%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (28.57%) Architect
1 22 (28.57%) Developer
2 12 (15.58%) .NET Developer
2 12 (15.58%) Senior Developer
3 11 (14.29%) C# Developer
4 10 (12.99%) C# .NET Developer
5 9 (11.69%) Senior C# Developer
6 8 (10.39%) Senior .NET Developer
6 8 (10.39%) Senior C# .NET Developer
6 8 (10.39%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 7 (9.09%) JavaScript Developer
8 6 (7.79%) ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (7.79%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 4 (5.19%) Analyst
9 4 (5.19%) Azure Architect
9 4 (5.19%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (5.19%) Dynamics AX Architect
9 4 (5.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (5.19%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (19.48%) .NET
2 7 (9.09%) ASP.NET
3 6 (7.79%) .NET Framework
3 6 (7.79%) Entity Framework
3 6 (7.79%) WCF
3 6 (7.79%) Web Services
4 5 (6.49%) HTML
5 3 (3.90%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (2.60%) Express
6 2 (2.60%) jQuery
6 2 (2.60%) lodash
6 2 (2.60%) Node.js
6 2 (2.60%) React
7 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET Core
7 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 1 (1.30%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (1.30%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (1.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.69%) Public Cloud
2 6 (7.79%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (3.90%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.90%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.60%) PKI
4 2 (2.60%) User Experience
5 1 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.30%) Clustering
5 1 (1.30%) CMDB
5 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.30%) Fintech
5 1 (1.30%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.30%) PMI
5 1 (1.30%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.30%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.30%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 19 (24.68%) Windows
2 10 (12.99%) Windows Server
3 7 (9.09%) Linux
4 4 (5.19%) Windows 10
5 3 (3.90%) CentOS
5 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.60%) Unix
7 1 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.30%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (29.87%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (12.99%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (11.69%) CRM
3 9 (11.69%) Migration
4 8 (10.39%) Business Development
4 8 (10.39%) MVC
4 8 (10.39%) Scrum
4 8 (10.39%) TDD
5 6 (7.79%) Enterprise Architecture
5 6 (7.79%) ETL
5 6 (7.79%) Front End Development
5 6 (7.79%) TOGAF
5 6 (7.79%) Virtual Environments
6 5 (6.49%) BDD
6 5 (6.49%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (6.49%) Presales
6 5 (6.49%) Project Governance
6 5 (6.49%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (5.19%) ArchiMate
7 4 (5.19%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 22 (28.57%) SQL
2 13 (16.88%) C#
3 9 (11.69%) JavaScript
4 6 (7.79%) PowerShell
5 5 (6.49%) T-SQL
6 4 (5.19%) Java
7 2 (2.60%) PHP
8 1 (1.30%) Python
8 1 (1.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (10.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (7.79%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.19%) MCSE
3 4 (5.19%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (3.90%) CCNP
4 3 (3.90%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.60%) CCNA
5 2 (2.60%) Degree
6 1 (1.30%) ISEB
6 1 (1.30%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.30%) JNCIA
6 1 (1.30%) JNCIP
6 1 (1.30%) JNCIS
6 1 (1.30%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.30%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (15.58%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.79%) Hyper-V
3 5 (6.49%) Docker
4 4 (5.19%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.60%) XenApp
6 1 (1.30%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (7.79%) Puppet
2 5 (6.49%) Ansible
3 4 (5.19%) SCOM
4 3 (3.90%) Nagios
4 3 (3.90%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (3.90%) Terraform
5 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.30%) Kibana
6 1 (1.30%) logstash
6 1 (1.30%) SCCM
6 1 (1.30%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 39 (50.65%) Microsoft
2 9 (11.69%) VMware
3 5 (6.49%) Oracle
4 4 (5.19%) Cisco
4 4 (5.19%) Citrix
5 3 (3.90%) Juniper
6 2 (2.60%) Casewise
6 2 (2.60%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.60%) SolarWinds
6 2 (2.60%) Splunk
7 1 (1.30%) Cognizant
7 1 (1.30%) F5
7 1 (1.30%) Kronos
7 1 (1.30%) NetApp
7 1 (1.30%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.30%) Sitecore
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