Period
to 21 February 2018

The median contractor rate for an Azure Architect was £540 per day in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Architect
England > Midlands
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 180 227 238
Rank change year-on-year +47 +11 -
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Architect 64 25 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.80% 0.29% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 0.30% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 18 1
Midlands median daily rate £540 £565 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.42% +18.95% -
10th Percentile £445 £434 £463
90th Percentile £645 £600 £488
England median daily rate £540 £550 £500
% change year-on-year -1.82% +10.00% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £80.00
% change year-on-year - -56.25% +128.57%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Midlands
Contract vacancies in the Midlands with a recognized job title 7,571 8,278 8,035
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.15% 95.03% 95.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,699 5,048 4,577
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £213 £225
90th Percentile £550 £550 £539
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 359 364 357
Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £14.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.68% -8.39%
10th Percentile £9.88 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £38.75 £36.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.51
% change year-on-year +1.08% -0.05% +12.18%

Azure Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings that featured Azure Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Azure Architect in the Midlands

Azure Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Azure Architect in the Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure Architect in the Midlands

Azure Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure Architect in the Midlands over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure Architect in the Midlands

Azure Architect
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Azure Architect within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East Midlands +44 44 £540 -8.67% 1
West Midlands +13 20 £550 +8.37% 1
Azure Architect
England

Azure Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, Azure Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Midlands region featuring Azure Architect in the job title.

1 64 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (42.19%) DevOps
3 25 (39.06%) Windows
4 24 (37.50%) Linux
4 24 (37.50%) Computer Science
5 23 (35.94%) PaaS
5 23 (35.94%) Active Directory
5 23 (35.94%) Configuration Management
6 21 (32.81%) Virtual Machines
7 20 (31.25%) Information Security
7 20 (31.25%) Degree
8 19 (29.69%) HIPAA
8 19 (29.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 19 (29.69%) Risk Management
8 19 (29.69%) Microsoft
9 18 (28.13%) Actionable Recommendations
10 14 (21.88%) IaaS
10 14 (21.88%) Migration
11 13 (20.31%) Life Science
12 10 (15.63%) Amazon AWS
12 10 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (15.63%) SQL
13 9 (14.06%) SaaS
14 8 (12.50%) SQL Server
14 8 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
15 7 (10.94%) Azure SQL Database
15 7 (10.94%) Security Architecture
15 7 (10.94%) Technical Architecture
15 7 (10.94%) Enterprise Architecture
16 6 (9.38%) TOGAF

Azure Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 4 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.56%) Cloud Foundry
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 64 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (35.94%) PaaS
3 14 (21.88%) IaaS
4 10 (15.63%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (14.06%) SaaS
6 3 (4.69%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (4.69%) Office 365
7 2 (3.13%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (3.13%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (1.56%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.81%) VPN
2 3 (4.69%) Firewall
2 3 (4.69%) Network Security
3 2 (3.13%) LAN
3 2 (3.13%) MPLS
3 2 (3.13%) SNMP
3 2 (3.13%) VLAN
3 2 (3.13%) WAN
4 1 (1.56%) DNS
4 1 (1.56%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.94%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (6.25%) Oracle Database
4 3 (4.69%) Data Lake
5 1 (1.56%) Big Data
5 1 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.56%) HDInsight
5 1 (1.56%) Power BI
5 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (9.38%) Finance
2 4 (6.25%) Marketing
3 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.56%) Retail
3 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.81%) .NET
2 4 (6.25%) RESTful
2 4 (6.25%) Web Services
3 3 (4.69%) SOAP
3 3 (4.69%) WF
4 1 (1.56%) JSON
4 1 (1.56%) Middleware
4 1 (1.56%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 24 (37.50%) Computer Science
2 13 (20.31%) Life Science
3 5 (7.81%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (7.81%) Public Cloud
4 4 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.25%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.69%) N-Tier
5 3 (4.69%) User Experience
6 2 (3.13%) Data Centre
6 2 (3.13%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.56%) Cloud Native
7 1 (1.56%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.56%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.56%) PKI
7 1 (1.56%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 25 (39.06%) Windows
2 24 (37.50%) Linux
3 4 (6.25%) VMS
4 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (42.19%) DevOps
2 23 (35.94%) Configuration Management
3 20 (31.25%) Information Security
4 19 (29.69%) Risk Management
5 14 (21.88%) Migration
6 10 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
8 7 (10.94%) Enterprise Architecture
8 7 (10.94%) Security Architecture
8 7 (10.94%) Technical Architecture
9 6 (9.38%) SOA
9 6 (9.38%) TOGAF
10 5 (7.81%) Continuous Delivery
10 5 (7.81%) IT Strategy
10 5 (7.81%) Network Virtualisation
10 5 (7.81%) Project Management
10 5 (7.81%) Service Management
11 4 (6.25%) Customer Requirements
11 4 (6.25%) Microservices
11 4 (6.25%) SABSA
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.63%) SQL
2 5 (7.81%) C#
3 4 (6.25%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 20 (31.25%) Degree
2 4 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 4 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.69%) CISSP
4 2 (3.13%) CCNA
4 2 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.56%) AWS Certification
5 1 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.56%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (29.69%) HIPAA
1 19 (29.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 18 (28.13%) Actionable Recommendations
3 4 (6.25%) SLA
4 2 (3.13%) GDPR
System Software
1 23 (35.94%) Active Directory
2 21 (32.81%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.13%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.13%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 4 (6.25%) Ansible
Vendors
1 19 (29.69%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.25%) Oracle
2 4 (6.25%) VMware
3 3 (4.69%) SAP
4 1 (1.56%) Northgate
4 1 (1.56%) Siemens