Period
to 15 December 2018

The median contractor rate for an Azure Architect was £595 per day in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 216 195 244
Rank change year-on-year -21 +49 -7
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Architect 47 54 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.59% 0.66% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.69% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 36 17
Midlands median daily rate £595 £540 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.19% -1.82% +15.79%
10th Percentile £479 £463 £425
90th Percentile £723 £644 £600
England median daily rate £575 £540 £550
% change year-on-year +6.48% -1.82% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 - £35.00

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 7,565 7,823 8,981
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.31% 95.11% 95.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,768 4,907 5,477
Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £243 £213 £225
90th Percentile £563 £550 £550
England median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 347 369 366
Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £10.30 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £36.00 £45.05 £39.38
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% +0.11%

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 15 December 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 15 December 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 +2 37 £598 +24.16% 8
East Midlands -25 9 £538 -0.46% 1
Azure Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 47 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (38.30%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (38.30%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (29.79%) Microservices
4 12 (25.53%) DevOps
5 10 (21.28%) .NET
6 9 (19.15%) Scrum
7 8 (17.02%) C#
8 7 (14.89%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (12.77%) Risk Management
9 6 (12.77%) TOGAF
9 6 (12.77%) Configuration Management
9 6 (12.77%) API Design
10 5 (10.64%) SDLC
10 5 (10.64%) Web Services
10 5 (10.64%) Data Modelling
10 5 (10.64%) SOA
10 5 (10.64%) PowerShell
10 5 (10.64%) PaaS
10 5 (10.64%) Workflow
10 5 (10.64%) Migration
11 4 (8.51%) Kanban
11 4 (8.51%) Linux
11 4 (8.51%) Change Management
11 4 (8.51%) Visual Studio
11 4 (8.51%) Terraform
11 4 (8.51%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (8.51%) Ansible
11 4 (8.51%) Docker
11 4 (8.51%) Puppet

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 1 (2.13%) Appian
1 1 (2.13%) Documentum
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 47 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (38.30%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (10.64%) PaaS
4 3 (6.38%) SaaS
5 1 (2.13%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (2.13%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (2.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) Firewall
1 1 (2.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (2.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.26%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (2.13%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (4.26%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.13%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (21.28%) .NET
2 5 (10.64%) Web Services
3 3 (6.38%) JSON
4 2 (4.26%) Middleware
5 1 (2.13%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.38%) Data Centre
1 3 (6.38%) User Experience
2 2 (4.26%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.13%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.13%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.13%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.13%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.51%) Linux
2 1 (2.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (38.30%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (29.79%) Microservices
3 12 (25.53%) DevOps
4 9 (19.15%) Scrum
5 7 (14.89%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (12.77%) API Design
6 6 (12.77%) Configuration Management
6 6 (12.77%) Risk Management
6 6 (12.77%) TOGAF
7 5 (10.64%) Data Modelling
7 5 (10.64%) Migration
7 5 (10.64%) SDLC
7 5 (10.64%) SOA
7 5 (10.64%) Workflow
8 4 (8.51%) Change Management
8 4 (8.51%) Kanban
9 3 (6.38%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (6.38%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (6.38%) Deployment Automation
10 2 (4.26%) SABSA
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.02%) C#
2 5 (10.64%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.26%) CITP
2 1 (2.13%) AWS Certification
2 1 (2.13%) CISSP
2 1 (2.13%) MCSA
2 1 (2.13%) MCSE
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.13%) TOGAF Certification
System Software
1 4 (8.51%) Docker
2 1 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) Ansible
1 4 (8.51%) Kubernetes
1 4 (8.51%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (8.51%) Puppet
1 4 (8.51%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.26%) IBM
3 1 (2.13%) Microgen
3 1 (2.13%) MuleSoft
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle