Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 17 68
Rank change year-on-year +5 +51 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 141 106 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 8.90% 7.61% 1.55%
As % of the Cloud Services category 45.19% 53.81% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 56 31
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -15.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £306 £313 £400
90th Percentile £648 £588 £600
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £410 £475
% change year-on-year +9.76% -13.68% +2.70%
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 312 197 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 19.70% 14.15% 8.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 117 74
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £390 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% -4.29% -9.44%
10th Percentile £206 £250 £274
90th Percentile £575 £575 £597
West Midlands median daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +9.38% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 4
Birmingham median hourly rate £12.00 £17.75 £13.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.39% +34.47% -34.00%
10th Percentile £10.75 £16.53 £12.58
90th Percentile £18.50 £19.18 £14.25
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.25 £16.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year -13.64% +22.22% -41.30%

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 16 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 53 (37.59%) Windows
2 48 (34.04%) Office 365
3 43 (30.50%) Migration
4 41 (29.08%) Microsoft
4 41 (29.08%) Amazon AWS
5 34 (24.11%) DevOps
6 28 (19.86%) Active Directory
6 28 (19.86%) SharePoint
7 26 (18.44%) Agile Software Development
8 24 (17.02%) Linux
9 23 (16.31%) .NET
9 23 (16.31%) Git (software)
10 22 (15.60%) Oracle
10 22 (15.60%) SQL Server
10 22 (15.60%) ITIL
11 21 (14.89%) Finance
11 21 (14.89%) Jenkins
12 19 (13.48%) Puppet
12 19 (13.48%) Subversion
12 19 (13.48%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (12.77%) SQL
13 18 (12.77%) Windows 10
14 17 (12.06%) PowerShell
15 16 (11.35%) Microsoft Office
16 15 (10.64%) JavaScript
16 15 (10.64%) Microsoft Certification
16 15 (10.64%) Middleware
16 15 (10.64%) Azure Active Directory
16 15 (10.64%) Test Automation
16 15 (10.64%) Ansible

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 28 (19.86%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.96%) IIS
2 7 (4.96%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (4.26%) Apache
3 6 (4.26%) JBoss
3 6 (4.26%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (4.26%) Tomcat
4 5 (3.55%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.42%) CMS
5 2 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.42%) GeoServer
5 2 (1.42%) Liferay
5 2 (1.42%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.71%) Confluence
6 1 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.71%) nginx
6 1 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 16 (11.35%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.13%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (7.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (3.55%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.42%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 48 (34.04%) Office 365
2 41 (29.08%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (10.64%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (7.80%) AWS CloudFormation
4 11 (7.80%) OneDrive
5 10 (7.09%) SaaS
6 9 (6.38%) PaaS
7 8 (5.67%) IaaS
8 5 (3.55%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (2.13%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.71%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.71%) GitHub
11 1 (0.71%) Google Compute Engine
11 1 (0.71%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.55%) DHCP
1 5 (3.55%) DNS
1 5 (3.55%) Firewall
2 4 (2.84%) LAN
2 4 (2.84%) WAN
3 3 (2.13%) Skype
3 3 (2.13%) VPN
4 2 (1.42%) SAN
4 2 (1.42%) SMS
5 1 (0.71%) HTTP
5 1 (0.71%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.71%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (15.60%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (4.96%) Relational Database
4 6 (4.26%) Hadoop
4 6 (4.26%) RDBMS
4 6 (4.26%) SQL Server 2016
4 6 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.84%) Big Data
5 4 (2.84%) Power BI
6 3 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.42%) GIS
7 2 (1.42%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.42%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.71%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.71%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 23 (16.31%) Git (software)
2 21 (14.89%) Jenkins
3 19 (13.48%) Subversion
4 11 (7.80%) GitLab
5 10 (7.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 10 (7.09%) JMeter
5 10 (7.09%) Selenium
5 10 (7.09%) TeamCity
6 9 (6.38%) Sonatype Nexus
7 8 (5.67%) Maven
8 4 (2.84%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.42%) JIRA
9 2 (1.42%) MSI
9 2 (1.42%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.71%) Codeship
10 1 (0.71%) NUnit
10 1 (0.71%) SonarQube
10 1 (0.71%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.71%) xUnit.net
General
1 21 (14.89%) Finance
2 5 (3.55%) Law
3 2 (1.42%) Marketing
4 1 (0.71%) Advertising
4 1 (0.71%) Legal
4 1 (0.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (17.02%) Architect
2 22 (15.60%) Developer
3 18 (12.77%) Azure Engineer
4 15 (10.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 13 (9.22%) Administrator
6 12 (8.51%) Consultant
6 12 (8.51%) Solutions Architect
7 11 (7.80%) DevOps Engineer
8 10 (7.09%) Lead DevOps
9 9 (6.38%) .NET Developer
9 9 (6.38%) Project Manager
10 8 (5.67%) DevOps Manager
10 8 (5.67%) Head of DevOps
10 8 (5.67%) SharePoint Consultant
11 7 (4.96%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 7 (4.96%) Azure Consultant
12 6 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support
12 6 (4.26%) Analyst
12 6 (4.26%) Azure Administrator
13 5 (3.55%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (16.31%) .NET
2 15 (10.64%) Middleware
3 12 (8.51%) JSON
3 12 (8.51%) Web Services
4 8 (5.67%) AngularJS
4 8 (5.67%) ASP.NET
5 7 (4.96%) CSS
5 7 (4.96%) HTML
6 6 (4.26%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (3.55%) .NET Framework
7 5 (3.55%) HTML5
7 5 (3.55%) React
7 5 (3.55%) RESTful
8 4 (2.84%) .NET Core
9 3 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (2.13%) CSS3
10 2 (1.42%) KnockoutJS
10 2 (1.42%) Node.js
10 2 (1.42%) OpenLayers
10 2 (1.42%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.22%) PKI
2 8 (5.67%) Public Cloud
3 6 (4.26%) DataPower
3 6 (4.26%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (2.84%) Enterprise Cloud
4 4 (2.84%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.13%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.13%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.13%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.42%) Cloud Native
6 2 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.42%) User Experience
7 1 (0.71%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.71%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.71%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.71%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 53 (37.59%) Windows
2 24 (17.02%) Linux
3 18 (12.77%) Windows 10
4 12 (8.51%) Windows 7
5 11 (7.80%) Windows Server
6 10 (7.09%) Unix
7 8 (5.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.71%) Android
9 1 (0.71%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.71%) CentOS
9 1 (0.71%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.71%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (30.50%) Migration
2 34 (24.11%) DevOps
3 26 (18.44%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (15.60%) ITIL
5 19 (13.48%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (10.64%) Test Automation
7 14 (9.93%) Continuous Deployment
8 13 (9.22%) Data Migration
8 13 (9.22%) Infrastructure Management
8 13 (9.22%) Load Balancing
9 11 (7.80%) CRM
10 10 (7.09%) MVC
10 10 (7.09%) PRINCE2
10 10 (7.09%) Release Automation
11 9 (6.38%) Continuous Delivery
11 9 (6.38%) Mentoring
11 9 (6.38%) TDD
12 8 (5.67%) Service Management
13 7 (4.96%) Stakeholder Management
14 6 (4.26%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 18 (12.77%) SQL
2 17 (12.06%) PowerShell
3 15 (10.64%) JavaScript
4 14 (9.93%) C#
5 11 (7.80%) Shell Script
6 10 (7.09%) Python
7 8 (5.67%) Java
7 8 (5.67%) Perl
8 5 (3.55%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.42%) C
9 2 (1.42%) Scala
10 1 (0.71%) Clojure
10 1 (0.71%) Erlang
10 1 (0.71%) F#
10 1 (0.71%) Groovy
10 1 (0.71%) Haskell
10 1 (0.71%) PHP
10 1 (0.71%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (10.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (9.93%) MCSE
3 7 (4.96%) MCSA
4 4 (2.84%) Degree
5 3 (2.13%) APMP
5 3 (2.13%) AWS Certification
5 3 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (2.13%) Master's Degree
6 2 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.42%) MCP
6 2 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.71%) CCNA
7 1 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.71%) CISM
7 1 (0.71%) CISSP
7 1 (0.71%) ISEB
7 1 (0.71%) MCITP
7 1 (0.71%) MCTS
7 1 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.13%) SLA
2 2 (1.42%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.42%) GDPR
3 1 (0.71%) GCP
3 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.71%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.71%) QA
System Software
1 28 (19.86%) Active Directory
2 15 (10.64%) Docker
3 10 (7.09%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (4.96%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (1.42%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.42%) vSphere
6 2 (1.42%) XenApp
7 1 (0.71%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (13.48%) Puppet
2 15 (10.64%) Ansible
3 13 (9.22%) SCCM
4 10 (7.09%) Graylog
4 10 (7.09%) logstash
4 10 (7.09%) Nagios
4 10 (7.09%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (7.09%) Rundeck
4 10 (7.09%) Tivoli
5 3 (2.13%) Terraform
6 2 (1.42%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.42%) SCOM
6 2 (1.42%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.71%) Packer
7 1 (0.71%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 41 (29.08%) Microsoft
2 22 (15.60%) Oracle
3 10 (7.09%) CA
3 10 (7.09%) Micro Focus
3 10 (7.09%) Serena
3 10 (7.09%) Splunk
4 9 (6.38%) VMware
5 6 (4.26%) Google
5 6 (4.26%) IBM
5 6 (4.26%) Teradata
6 5 (3.55%) BMC
6 5 (3.55%) Cisco
6 5 (3.55%) Remedy
7 4 (2.84%) Epicor
8 3 (2.13%) Citrix
8 3 (2.13%) Xamarin
9 2 (1.42%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.42%) SAP
10 1 (0.71%) Ivanti
10 1 (0.71%) NetApp