Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 22 30
Rank change year-on-year +11 +8 +44
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 143 88 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 9.83% 6.21% 5.69%
As % of the Cloud Services category 44.69% 36.67% 56.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 71 50
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +4.05%
10th Percentile £306 £295 £325
90th Percentile £600 £575 £578
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £450 £408
% change year-on-year +5.56% +10.43% +10.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Birmingham median hourly rate - - £17.75
West Midlands median hourly rate - £45.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year - +183.46% -

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 320 240 160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 21.99% 16.93% 10.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 175 100
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.90% +7.42%
10th Percentile £175 £213 £249
90th Percentile £583 £550 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 2
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £18.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -34.69% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £9.30 £17.71
90th Percentile £21.50 £15.90 £19.34
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year +1.69% -1.67% -16.67%

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 22 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 54 (37.76%) Microsoft
2 51 (35.66%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (32.87%) .NET
4 44 (30.77%) C#
5 39 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
6 32 (22.38%) SQL
7 27 (18.88%) DevOps
8 26 (18.18%) ASP.NET
9 25 (17.48%) SQL Server
9 25 (17.48%) Migration
9 25 (17.48%) Microservices
10 24 (16.78%) Office 365
10 24 (16.78%) JavaScript
11 22 (15.38%) TDD
11 22 (15.38%) Windows
11 22 (15.38%) PaaS
12 21 (14.69%) MVC
13 20 (13.99%) Google
14 19 (13.29%) AngularJS
15 18 (12.59%) Azure SQL Database
15 18 (12.59%) Continuous Integration
16 16 (11.19%) Scrum
16 16 (11.19%) Active Directory
17 15 (10.49%) HTML
17 15 (10.49%) JIRA
17 15 (10.49%) Jenkins
17 15 (10.49%) Docker
17 15 (10.49%) Dynamics 365
18 14 (9.79%) IaaS
18 14 (9.79%) NUnit

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 (4.90%) WordPress
2 6 (4.20%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (2.10%) CMS
3 3 (2.10%) NetWeaver
4 2 (1.40%) Apache
4 2 (1.40%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.40%) EPiServer
4 2 (1.40%) GlassFish
4 2 (1.40%) IIS
4 2 (1.40%) JBoss
4 2 (1.40%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.40%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (1.40%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.70%) Confluence
5 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.10%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.10%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.70%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.70%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.70%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 39 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (16.78%) Office 365
3 22 (15.38%) PaaS
4 15 (10.49%) Dynamics 365
5 14 (9.79%) IaaS
6 11 (7.69%) Serverless
7 10 (6.99%) Azure Active Directory
7 10 (6.99%) Google Cloud Platform
7 10 (6.99%) SaaS
8 9 (6.29%) Azure Functions
9 7 (4.90%) Google Tag Manager
10 6 (4.20%) GitHub
11 4 (2.80%) Azure Data Factory
11 4 (2.80%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.70%) BrowserStack
12 1 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.70%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.50%) Firewall
2 4 (2.80%) Network Security
3 3 (2.10%) DNS
3 3 (2.10%) SSL
4 2 (1.40%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (1.40%) iSCSI
4 2 (1.40%) LAN
4 2 (1.40%) MPLS
4 2 (1.40%) NetScaler
4 2 (1.40%) VoIP
4 2 (1.40%) VPN
4 2 (1.40%) WAN
4 2 (1.40%) Wireless
5 1 (0.70%) DHCP
5 1 (0.70%) Intranet
5 1 (0.70%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (17.48%) SQL Server
2 18 (12.59%) Azure SQL Database
3 7 (4.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (4.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (3.50%) NoSQL
5 5 (3.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (3.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (2.80%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (2.80%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.80%) MySQL
6 4 (2.80%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.80%) SAP BW
7 3 (2.10%) Power BI
7 3 (2.10%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (2.10%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.40%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.40%) Couchbase
8 2 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.40%) Redis
8 2 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (10.49%) Jenkins
1 15 (10.49%) JIRA
2 14 (9.79%) NUnit
3 11 (7.69%) Moq
3 11 (7.69%) Selenium
4 10 (6.99%) Git (software)
5 9 (6.29%) Visual Studio
6 7 (4.90%) Visual Studio Team System
7 6 (4.20%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (3.50%) GitLab
8 5 (3.50%) MSTest
9 2 (1.40%) Bugzilla
9 2 (1.40%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.40%) Maven
9 2 (1.40%) MSBuild
9 2 (1.40%) Subversion
9 2 (1.40%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.70%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.70%) MSI
10 1 (0.70%) Xcode
General
1 13 (9.09%) Finance
2 7 (4.90%) Retail
3 5 (3.50%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.80%) Aerospace
5 3 (2.10%) Multimedia
5 3 (2.10%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.70%) Electronics
6 1 (0.70%) Games
6 1 (0.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 52 (36.36%) Developer
2 27 (18.88%) Architect
3 23 (16.08%) .NET Developer
4 13 (9.09%) Azure Developer
5 11 (7.69%) C# Developer
5 11 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
6 10 (6.99%) Consultant
7 9 (6.29%) Azure Architect
7 9 (6.29%) Java Engineer
8 7 (4.90%) WordPress Developer
9 6 (4.20%) Angular Developer
9 6 (4.20%) Azure Engineer
9 6 (4.20%) Project Manager
9 6 (4.20%) Senior .NET Developer
9 6 (4.20%) Senior Developer
10 5 (3.50%) Analyst
10 5 (3.50%) C# .NET Developer
10 5 (3.50%) DevOps Engineer
10 5 (3.50%) Security Architect
11 4 (2.80%) Security Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (32.87%) .NET
2 26 (18.18%) ASP.NET
3 19 (13.29%) AngularJS
4 15 (10.49%) HTML
5 13 (9.09%) JSON
5 13 (9.09%) React
6 12 (8.39%) .NET Core
6 12 (8.39%) Node.js
7 11 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
7 11 (7.69%) REST
8 10 (6.99%) .NET Framework
8 10 (6.99%) XML
9 9 (6.29%) SOAP
10 8 (5.59%) ASP.NET Web API
10 8 (5.59%) CSS
10 8 (5.59%) jQuery
10 8 (5.59%) Spring Boot
11 7 (4.90%) OAuth
12 6 (4.20%) HTML5
12 6 (4.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.90%) Mobile App
2 5 (3.50%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (2.80%) PKI
3 4 (2.80%) Taxonomies
4 3 (2.10%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.40%) Clustering
5 2 (1.40%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.40%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.40%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.40%) User Experience
5 2 (1.40%) Wiki
6 1 (0.70%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 22 (15.38%) Windows
2 8 (5.59%) Windows Server
3 4 (2.80%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.40%) CentOS
4 2 (1.40%) Debian
4 2 (1.40%) Linux
4 2 (1.40%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.40%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.70%) Android
5 1 (0.70%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.70%) VMS
5 1 (0.70%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (0.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (35.66%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (18.88%) DevOps
3 25 (17.48%) Microservices
3 25 (17.48%) Migration
4 22 (15.38%) TDD
5 21 (14.69%) MVC
6 18 (12.59%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (11.19%) Scrum
8 13 (9.09%) Continuous Deployment
8 13 (9.09%) CRM
9 10 (6.99%) Identity Management
9 10 (6.99%) ITIL
10 9 (6.29%) SOA
10 9 (6.29%) UML
10 9 (6.29%) Unit Testing
10 9 (6.29%) Web Development
11 8 (5.59%) E-Commerce
11 8 (5.59%) Front End Development
12 7 (4.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 7 (4.90%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 44 (30.77%) C#
2 32 (22.38%) SQL
3 24 (16.78%) JavaScript
4 12 (8.39%) Java
5 10 (6.99%) PowerShell
6 8 (5.59%) Java 8
7 6 (4.20%) Python
8 5 (3.50%) T-SQL
9 3 (2.10%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.10%) PHP
10 2 (1.40%) Go
10 2 (1.40%) Perl
10 2 (1.40%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.40%) XAML
11 1 (0.70%) C
11 1 (0.70%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (4.20%) Degree
2 4 (2.80%) CEH
2 4 (2.80%) CISM
2 4 (2.80%) CISSP
2 4 (2.80%) DBS Check
2 4 (2.80%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.10%) MCSE
3 3 (2.10%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.10%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.40%) CCNP
4 2 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.40%) MCITP
5 1 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.70%) ISEB
5 1 (0.70%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.70%) MCSA
5 1 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.90%) GDPR
2 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.70%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.70%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (11.19%) Active Directory
2 15 (10.49%) Docker
3 9 (6.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (4.90%) Hyper-V
5 6 (4.20%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (2.10%) XenApp
7 2 (1.40%) NFS
7 2 (1.40%) Samba
7 2 (1.40%) Squid
7 2 (1.40%) Varnish
7 2 (1.40%) vSphere
7 2 (1.40%) Xen
7 2 (1.40%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 11 (7.69%) Microsoft Intune
1 11 (7.69%) SCCM
2 5 (3.50%) SCOM
3 4 (2.80%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.80%) Puppet
4 3 (2.10%) Kubernetes
4 3 (2.10%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (2.10%) Terraform
5 2 (1.40%) AirWatch
5 2 (1.40%) HAProxy
5 2 (1.40%) Nagios
5 2 (1.40%) WMI
5 2 (1.40%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.70%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.70%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 54 (37.76%) Microsoft
2 20 (13.99%) Google
3 13 (9.09%) VMware
4 6 (4.20%) Oracle
5 5 (3.50%) SAP
5 5 (3.50%) Xamarin
6 3 (2.10%) Citrix
6 3 (2.10%) JD Edwards
7 2 (1.40%) Cisco
7 2 (1.40%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.40%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.40%) Splunk
7 2 (1.40%) Tableau
7 2 (1.40%) WSO2
8 1 (0.70%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.70%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.70%) IBM
8 1 (0.70%) NetApp
8 1 (0.70%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.70%) SolarWinds