Period
to 23 January 2019

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 23 January 2019 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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 5 11 16
Rank change year-on-year +6 +5 +53
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 179 144 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 13.33% 9.09% 7.42%
As % of the Cloud Services category 53.75% 46.01% 52.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 117 55
Birmingham median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% - -15.00%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £313
90th Percentile £600 £640 £590
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £450 £411
% change year-on-year +5.56% +9.42% -13.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Birmingham median hourly rate - - £17.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £19.50 £45.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -56.67% +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 333 313 195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 24.80% 19.75% 14.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 218 118
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.97% -2.50%
10th Percentile £221 £213 £250
90th Percentile £575 £604 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £440 £400
% change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 3
Birmingham median hourly rate £13.50 £12.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -32.39% +34.47%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.75 £16.53
90th Percentile £21.50 £18.50 £19.18
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.21 £14.00 £17.13
% change year-on-year -5.63% -18.25% +26.85%

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 23 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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 68 (37.99%) Microsoft
2 64 (35.75%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (32.96%) Amazon AWS
4 52 (29.05%) C#
4 52 (29.05%) DevOps
5 46 (25.70%) .NET
6 39 (21.79%) SQL
7 37 (20.67%) JavaScript
8 36 (20.11%) Migration
9 34 (18.99%) Jenkins
10 31 (17.32%) Office 365
11 29 (16.20%) PaaS
12 28 (15.64%) SaaS
12 28 (15.64%) Windows
12 28 (15.64%) Continuous Integration
13 27 (15.08%) Scrum
14 26 (14.53%) Python
15 25 (13.97%) SQL Server
16 24 (13.41%) ASP.NET
16 24 (13.41%) CRM
16 24 (13.41%) Identity Management
17 23 (12.85%) Microservices
17 23 (12.85%) Docker
18 22 (12.29%) IaaS
18 22 (12.29%) Dynamics 365
18 22 (12.29%) Dynamics CRM
19 21 (11.73%) Active Directory
20 20 (11.17%) HTML
21 19 (10.61%) MVC
21 19 (10.61%) JIRA

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 (3.91%) CMS
1 7 (3.91%) WordPress
2 4 (2.23%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (1.68%) Anypoint
3 3 (1.68%) IIS
3 3 (1.68%) Mule
3 3 (1.68%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.12%) EPiServer
4 2 (1.12%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.56%) Confluence
5 1 (0.56%) Jupyter
5 1 (0.56%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (3.91%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 22 (12.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.12%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.56%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 59 (32.96%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (17.32%) Office 365
3 29 (16.20%) PaaS
4 28 (15.64%) SaaS
5 22 (12.29%) Dynamics 365
5 22 (12.29%) IaaS
6 19 (10.61%) Serverless
7 15 (8.38%) Azure Data Factory
8 10 (5.59%) Azure Active Directory
9 8 (4.47%) GitHub
9 8 (4.47%) Google Cloud Platform
10 7 (3.91%) Google Tag Manager
11 6 (3.35%) Azure Functions
12 5 (2.79%) OneDrive
13 3 (1.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 3 (1.68%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (1.68%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 3 (1.68%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (1.68%) AWS CloudTrail
13 3 (1.68%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.79%) Firewall
1 5 (2.79%) WAN
2 4 (2.23%) LAN
2 4 (2.23%) Network Security
2 4 (2.23%) VoIP
3 2 (1.12%) DNS
3 2 (1.12%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.56%) DHCP
4 1 (0.56%) MPLS
4 1 (0.56%) Skype
4 1 (0.56%) SSL
4 1 (0.56%) VPN
4 1 (0.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (13.97%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.26%) Azure SQL Database
3 9 (5.03%) Power BI
4 8 (4.47%) Relational Database
5 7 (3.91%) MongoDB
6 5 (2.79%) Cosmos DB
6 5 (2.79%) RDBMS
7 4 (2.23%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (2.23%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (2.23%) NoSQL
7 4 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (1.68%) Big Data
8 3 (1.68%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.12%) Amazon Athena
9 2 (1.12%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (1.12%) Electronic Patient Records
10 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 34 (18.99%) Jenkins
2 19 (10.61%) JIRA
3 14 (7.82%) NUnit
4 13 (7.26%) Visual Studio Team System
5 12 (6.70%) Moq
5 12 (6.70%) Selenium
6 11 (6.15%) Git (software)
6 11 (6.15%) Maven
7 10 (5.59%) Visual Studio
8 9 (5.03%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (2.23%) GitLab
9 4 (2.23%) MSTest
10 3 (1.68%) Cucumber
10 3 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (1.68%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.56%) JMeter
11 1 (0.56%) LoadRunner
11 1 (0.56%) MSI
11 1 (0.56%) Subversion
General
1 15 (8.38%) Finance
2 6 (3.35%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.23%) Aerospace
3 4 (2.23%) Retail
3 4 (2.23%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.68%) Multimedia
5 2 (1.12%) Electronics
5 2 (1.12%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 55 (30.73%) Developer
2 41 (22.91%) Architect
3 17 (9.50%) .NET Developer
3 17 (9.50%) Azure Engineer
3 17 (9.50%) Consultant
4 16 (8.94%) Azure Architect
5 13 (7.26%) C# Developer
5 13 (7.26%) Solutions Architect
6 12 (6.70%) DevOps Engineer
7 11 (6.15%) Azure Developer
8 9 (5.03%) Project Manager
8 9 (5.03%) Senior Developer
9 8 (4.47%) CRM Consultant
9 8 (4.47%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
9 8 (4.47%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
9 8 (4.47%) Senior DevOps
10 7 (3.91%) Azure DevOps
10 7 (3.91%) C# Programmer
10 7 (3.91%) Cloud Engineer
10 7 (3.91%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (25.70%) .NET
2 24 (13.41%) ASP.NET
3 20 (11.17%) HTML
4 13 (7.26%) JSON
4 13 (7.26%) Node.js
4 13 (7.26%) Web Services
5 12 (6.70%) .NET Framework
5 12 (6.70%) React
6 11 (6.15%) AngularJS
6 11 (6.15%) CSS
7 10 (5.59%) ASP.NET MVC
7 10 (5.59%) jQuery
7 10 (5.59%) XML
8 9 (5.03%) .NET Core
8 9 (5.03%) REST
9 8 (4.47%) ASP.NET Web API
9 8 (4.47%) OAuth
10 7 (3.91%) SAML
10 7 (3.91%) SOAP
11 6 (3.35%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.26%) Data Centre
2 10 (5.59%) User Experience
3 9 (5.03%) Public Cloud
4 8 (4.47%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (2.23%) Data Structures
5 4 (2.23%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.23%) PKI
6 3 (1.68%) Taxonomies
7 2 (1.12%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.12%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.56%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.56%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.56%) Replication
8 1 (0.56%) Robotics
8 1 (0.56%) Shadow IT
Operating Systems
1 28 (15.64%) Windows
2 9 (5.03%) Windows Server
3 8 (4.47%) Linux
4 7 (3.91%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.12%) CentOS
5 2 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (35.75%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (29.05%) DevOps
3 36 (20.11%) Migration
4 28 (15.64%) Continuous Integration
5 27 (15.08%) Scrum
6 24 (13.41%) CRM
6 24 (13.41%) Identity Management
7 23 (12.85%) Microservices
8 19 (10.61%) MVC
9 18 (10.06%) TDD
10 14 (7.82%) Data Modelling
11 13 (7.26%) ITIL
11 13 (7.26%) Kanban
11 13 (7.26%) Technical Leadership
12 12 (6.70%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (6.15%) Customer Requirements
13 11 (6.15%) Information Security
13 11 (6.15%) Service Delivery
13 11 (6.15%) UML
14 10 (5.59%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 52 (29.05%) C#
2 39 (21.79%) SQL
3 37 (20.67%) JavaScript
4 26 (14.53%) Python
5 17 (9.50%) Java
6 14 (7.82%) PowerShell
7 13 (7.26%) Perl
8 8 (4.47%) T-SQL
9 5 (2.79%) Java 8
10 4 (2.23%) XPath
11 2 (1.12%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.12%) PHP
12 1 (0.56%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.56%) R
12 1 (0.56%) Ruby
12 1 (0.56%) VB
12 1 (0.56%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.56%) VB6
12 1 (0.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (4.47%) Degree
2 7 (3.91%) SC Cleared
2 7 (3.91%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.23%) CEH
3 4 (2.23%) CISM
3 4 (2.23%) CISSP
3 4 (2.23%) MCSE
3 4 (2.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.68%) AWS Certification
4 3 (1.68%) MCITP
5 2 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.56%) CCNP
6 1 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.56%) ISEB
6 1 (0.56%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.56%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.91%) GDPR
2 4 (2.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.12%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.56%) COBIT
4 1 (0.56%) FISMA
4 1 (0.56%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.56%) PMO
4 1 (0.56%) QA
4 1 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (12.85%) Docker
2 21 (11.73%) Active Directory
3 6 (3.35%) Virtual Desktop
4 5 (2.79%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (1.12%) XenApp
6 2 (1.12%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 18 (10.06%) Terraform
2 13 (7.26%) SCCM
2 13 (7.26%) Single Sign-On
3 9 (5.03%) Kubernetes
3 9 (5.03%) Microsoft Intune
4 8 (4.47%) Ansible
5 4 (2.23%) Docker Swarm
5 4 (2.23%) SCOM
6 3 (1.68%) Mesos
6 3 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.68%) Puppet
6 3 (1.68%) rkt
7 2 (1.12%) AirWatch
7 2 (1.12%) Grafana
7 2 (1.12%) Graphite
7 2 (1.12%) Nagios
7 2 (1.12%) XenMobile
7 2 (1.12%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 68 (37.99%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.82%) Google
3 6 (3.35%) VMware
4 5 (2.79%) SAP
5 4 (2.23%) Oracle
5 4 (2.23%) Sitecore
6 3 (1.68%) Citrix
6 3 (1.68%) MuleSoft
7 2 (1.12%) Cisco
7 2 (1.12%) Dell
7 2 (1.12%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.12%) Tableau
8 1 (0.56%) Alteryx
8 1 (0.56%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.56%) Ivanti
8 1 (0.56%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.56%) SnapLogic
8 1 (0.56%) Sophos
8 1 (0.56%) TIBCO