Period
to 19 June 2018

The median contractor rate for an Azure Architect was £516 per day in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 19 June 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 199 230 233
Rank change year-on-year +31 +3 -
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Architect 51 14 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.65% 0.19% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.20% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 9 20
Midlands median daily rate £516 £550 £581
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.14% -5.38% -
10th Percentile £409 £448 £474
90th Percentile £618 £605 £1,000
England median daily rate £563 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +2.27% +4.76% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £65.00 £80.00
% change year-on-year -46.15% -18.75% +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 7,464 7,159 8,659
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.54% 95.09% 95.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,553 4,372 5,024
Midlands median daily rate £410 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +1.27% +9.72%
10th Percentile £232 £225 £225
90th Percentile £550 £538 £550
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 350 328 277
Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +4.92% -4.69%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.50 £10.02
90th Percentile £43.30 £41.80 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% -6.49% +14.27%

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 19 June 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 19 June 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
West Midlands +14 39 £525 +0.96% 4
East Midlands +7 11 £438 -24.89% 1
Azure Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 51 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (35.29%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (35.29%) Microsoft
3 15 (29.41%) PaaS
4 13 (25.49%) Migration
4 13 (25.49%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (23.53%) IaaS
6 11 (21.57%) .NET
7 9 (17.65%) DevOps
8 8 (15.69%) Public Cloud
8 8 (15.69%) SaaS
9 7 (13.73%) SQL
9 7 (13.73%) Ansible
10 6 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (11.76%) Windows
10 6 (11.76%) Java
10 6 (11.76%) SQL Server
10 6 (11.76%) Workflow
10 6 (11.76%) Data Migration
11 5 (9.80%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (9.80%) Enterprise Architecture
11 5 (9.80%) Technical Architecture
11 5 (9.80%) Scrum
11 5 (9.80%) Web Services
11 5 (9.80%) SOA
11 5 (9.80%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (9.80%) Infrastructure Management
12 4 (7.84%) Kubernetes
12 4 (7.84%) Cybersecurity
12 4 (7.84%) Docker

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 2 (3.92%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (3.92%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2000
2 1 (1.96%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 51 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (35.29%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (29.41%) PaaS
4 12 (23.53%) IaaS
5 8 (15.69%) SaaS
6 3 (5.88%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (5.88%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (5.88%) Office 365
7 2 (3.92%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.96%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (1.96%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.88%) Firewall
2 2 (3.92%) DNS
2 2 (3.92%) Network Security
2 2 (3.92%) VPN
3 1 (1.96%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (1.96%) DHCP
3 1 (1.96%) LAN
3 1 (1.96%) MPLS
3 1 (1.96%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (1.96%) SNMP
3 1 (1.96%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.96%) VLAN
3 1 (1.96%) WAN
3 1 (1.96%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.88%) Data Lake
3 2 (3.92%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (3.92%) Big Data
3 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.96%) HDInsight
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.96%) Power BI
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (1.96%) Finance
1 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
1 1 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (1.96%) Retail
1 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (21.57%) .NET
2 5 (9.80%) Web Services
3 4 (7.84%) JSON
4 3 (5.88%) WF
5 2 (3.92%) RESTful
5 2 (3.92%) XML
6 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.96%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.69%) Public Cloud
2 5 (9.80%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (5.88%) N-Tier
3 3 (5.88%) User Experience
4 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.92%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.92%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (3.92%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.96%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.76%) Windows
2 4 (7.84%) Linux
3 1 (1.96%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.96%) VMS
3 1 (1.96%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.96%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (1.96%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.96%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.49%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (25.49%) Migration
2 9 (17.65%) DevOps
3 6 (11.76%) Data Migration
3 6 (11.76%) Workflow
4 5 (9.80%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (9.80%) Enterprise Architecture
4 5 (9.80%) Infrastructure Management
4 5 (9.80%) Scrum
4 5 (9.80%) SOA
4 5 (9.80%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (7.84%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (7.84%) Configuration Management
5 4 (7.84%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (7.84%) Data Modelling
5 4 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (7.84%) TOGAF
6 3 (5.88%) OO
6 3 (5.88%) Service Design
6 3 (5.88%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.73%) SQL
2 6 (11.76%) Java
3 4 (7.84%) C#
4 3 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (3.92%) CISSP
1 2 (3.92%) TOGAF Certification
2 1 (1.96%) AWS Certification
2 1 (1.96%) CCNA
2 1 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.96%) Degree
2 1 (1.96%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) GDPR
1 1 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (7.84%) Docker
2 3 (5.88%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.92%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.96%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.96%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (13.73%) Ansible
2 4 (7.84%) Kubernetes
3 3 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (5.88%) Puppet
4 1 (1.96%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.96%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.96%) SCCM
4 1 (1.96%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.84%) VMware
3 1 (1.96%) Capita
3 1 (1.96%) Cisco
3 1 (1.96%) Citrix
3 1 (1.96%) Google
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle