Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 16 23
Rank change year-on-year +7 +7 +46
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 154 117 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 10.85% 7.45% 6.77%
As % of the Cloud Services category 48.58% 42.86% 53.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 97 52
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -18.18%
10th Percentile £306 £306 £324
90th Percentile £600 £595 £598
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £450 £410
% change year-on-year +5.56% +9.76% -8.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
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 317 273 194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 22.32% 17.39% 12.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 200 113
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +4.29%
10th Percentile £205 £199 £250
90th Percentile £575 £549 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +6.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 3
Birmingham median hourly rate £17.00 £12.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.67% -32.39% -
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.35 £16.53
90th Percentile £21.50 £18.70 £19.18
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year +13.79% -10.77% -29.35%

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 17 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 65 (42.21%) Microsoft
2 46 (29.87%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (29.22%) C#
4 44 (28.57%) .NET
5 43 (27.92%) Amazon AWS
6 36 (23.38%) SQL
7 30 (19.48%) DevOps
8 28 (18.18%) Office 365
9 26 (16.88%) Windows
10 24 (15.58%) ASP.NET
10 24 (15.58%) JavaScript
10 24 (15.58%) Migration
11 23 (14.94%) SQL Server
11 23 (14.94%) Microservices
12 20 (12.99%) PaaS
12 20 (12.99%) CRM
12 20 (12.99%) TDD
13 19 (12.34%) Active Directory
13 19 (12.34%) HTML
13 19 (12.34%) MVC
13 19 (12.34%) Dynamics 365
14 18 (11.69%) Google
15 17 (11.04%) Dynamics CRM
15 17 (11.04%) AngularJS
15 17 (11.04%) Docker
16 16 (10.39%) Azure SQL Database
16 16 (10.39%) Continuous Integration
17 14 (9.09%) Finance
17 14 (9.09%) Identity Management
18 13 (8.44%) Node.js

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 7 (4.55%) WordPress
2 6 (3.90%) CMS
3 4 (2.60%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.30%) EPiServer
4 2 (1.30%) IIS
4 2 (1.30%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.65%) Confluence
5 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.65%) Jupyter
5 1 (0.65%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (1.95%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 17 (11.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.95%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.65%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 43 (27.92%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (18.18%) Office 365
3 20 (12.99%) PaaS
4 19 (12.34%) Dynamics 365
5 12 (7.79%) IaaS
6 11 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
6 11 (7.14%) SaaS
7 10 (6.49%) Serverless
8 9 (5.84%) Azure Data Factory
8 9 (5.84%) Google Cloud Platform
9 8 (5.19%) Azure Functions
10 7 (4.55%) Google Tag Manager
11 5 (3.25%) GitHub
12 4 (2.60%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.65%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.55%) Firewall
2 5 (3.25%) LAN
2 5 (3.25%) WAN
3 4 (2.60%) Network Security
4 2 (1.30%) MPLS
4 2 (1.30%) NetScaler
4 2 (1.30%) VoIP
4 2 (1.30%) VPN
4 2 (1.30%) Wireless
5 1 (0.65%) DHCP
5 1 (0.65%) DNS
5 1 (0.65%) Intranet
5 1 (0.65%) SAN
5 1 (0.65%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (14.94%) SQL Server
2 16 (10.39%) Azure SQL Database
3 7 (4.55%) MongoDB
3 7 (4.55%) Power BI
3 7 (4.55%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.60%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (2.60%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (2.60%) Cosmos DB
5 4 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.60%) RDBMS
5 4 (2.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.95%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.95%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.30%) Big Data
7 2 (1.30%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.30%) MySQL
7 2 (1.30%) Redis
8 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 13 (8.44%) Jenkins
1 13 (8.44%) JIRA
1 13 (8.44%) NUnit
2 12 (7.79%) Selenium
3 11 (7.14%) Moq
4 9 (5.84%) Visual Studio
5 7 (4.55%) Git (software)
6 6 (3.90%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (3.25%) GitLab
7 5 (3.25%) MSTest
8 4 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (1.95%) Cucumber
9 3 (1.95%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.65%) Axure RP
10 1 (0.65%) JMeter
10 1 (0.65%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.65%) MSI
10 1 (0.65%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.65%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.65%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (9.09%) Finance
2 5 (3.25%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.60%) Aerospace
3 4 (2.60%) Retail
4 3 (1.95%) Multimedia
4 3 (1.95%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.65%) Electronics
5 1 (0.65%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 52 (33.77%) Developer
2 31 (20.13%) Architect
3 18 (11.69%) .NET Developer
4 14 (9.09%) Azure Engineer
4 14 (9.09%) Consultant
5 13 (8.44%) C# Developer
6 12 (7.79%) Azure Architect
6 12 (7.79%) Azure Developer
7 10 (6.49%) Solutions Architect
8 9 (5.84%) Java Engineer
9 8 (5.19%) DevOps Engineer
10 7 (4.55%) WordPress Developer
11 6 (3.90%) Analyst
11 6 (3.90%) Azure DevOps
11 6 (3.90%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 6 (3.90%) C# Programmer
11 6 (3.90%) Cloud Engineer
11 6 (3.90%) Programmer
11 6 (3.90%) Project Manager
11 6 (3.90%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (28.57%) .NET
2 24 (15.58%) ASP.NET
3 19 (12.34%) HTML
4 17 (11.04%) AngularJS
5 13 (8.44%) Node.js
6 11 (7.14%) .NET Core
6 11 (7.14%) CSS
7 10 (6.49%) .NET Framework
7 10 (6.49%) JSON
7 10 (6.49%) React
7 10 (6.49%) REST
8 9 (5.84%) ASP.NET MVC
8 9 (5.84%) Web Services
8 9 (5.84%) XML
9 8 (5.19%) jQuery
9 8 (5.19%) SOAP
9 8 (5.19%) Spring Boot
10 7 (4.55%) HTML5
10 7 (4.55%) OAuth
11 6 (3.90%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.90%) Data Centre
1 6 (3.90%) Hybrid Cloud
1 6 (3.90%) Mobile App
2 4 (2.60%) PKI
2 4 (2.60%) Taxonomies
3 3 (1.95%) Public Cloud
4 2 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.30%) User Experience
5 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.65%) NHS
5 1 (0.65%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 26 (16.88%) Windows
2 7 (4.55%) Windows 10
2 7 (4.55%) Windows Server
3 3 (1.95%) Linux
4 1 (0.65%) Android
4 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.65%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (29.87%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (19.48%) DevOps
3 24 (15.58%) Migration
4 23 (14.94%) Microservices
5 20 (12.99%) CRM
5 20 (12.99%) TDD
6 19 (12.34%) MVC
7 16 (10.39%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (9.09%) Identity Management
9 13 (8.44%) Scrum
10 12 (7.79%) ITIL
11 11 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (6.49%) Continuous Deployment
12 10 (6.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 10 (6.49%) UML
13 9 (5.84%) Data Modelling
13 9 (5.84%) Web Development
14 8 (5.19%) Business Intelligence
14 8 (5.19%) Customer Requirements
14 8 (5.19%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (29.22%) C#
2 36 (23.38%) SQL
3 24 (15.58%) JavaScript
4 11 (7.14%) PowerShell
5 10 (6.49%) Java
5 10 (6.49%) Python
6 8 (5.19%) Java 8
7 6 (3.90%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.95%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.30%) Go
9 2 (1.30%) PHP
10 1 (0.65%) C
10 1 (0.65%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.65%) R
10 1 (0.65%) VB
10 1 (0.65%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.65%) VB6
10 1 (0.65%) VBA
10 1 (0.65%) XAML
10 1 (0.65%) XPath
Qualifications
1 8 (5.19%) Degree
2 7 (4.55%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.90%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.25%) MCSE
4 5 (3.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.60%) CEH
5 4 (2.60%) CISM
5 4 (2.60%) CISSP
5 4 (2.60%) DBS Check
6 3 (1.95%) MCITP
7 2 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.30%) CCNP
7 2 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.30%) MCSA
7 2 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.65%) ISEB
8 1 (0.65%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.55%) GDPR
2 2 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.65%) COBIT
3 1 (0.65%) FISMA
3 1 (0.65%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.65%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.65%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (12.34%) Active Directory
2 17 (11.04%) Docker
3 7 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (3.90%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (2.60%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.95%) XenApp
7 2 (1.30%) vSphere
7 2 (1.30%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 13 (8.44%) SCCM
2 11 (7.14%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (3.90%) Single Sign-On
4 5 (3.25%) Terraform
5 4 (2.60%) Kubernetes
5 4 (2.60%) SCOM
6 2 (1.30%) AirWatch
6 2 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.30%) Puppet
6 2 (1.30%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.65%) Ansible
7 1 (0.65%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 65 (42.21%) Microsoft
2 18 (11.69%) Google
3 10 (6.49%) VMware
4 4 (2.60%) Sitecore
5 3 (1.95%) Citrix
5 3 (1.95%) JD Edwards
5 3 (1.95%) Oracle
6 2 (1.30%) Cisco
6 2 (1.30%) SAP
6 2 (1.30%) Tableau
7 1 (0.65%) Alteryx
7 1 (0.65%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.65%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.65%) NetApp
7 1 (0.65%) SolarWinds
7 1 (0.65%) Symantec
7 1 (0.65%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.65%) Xamarin