Period
to 18 September 2018

The median contractor rate for an Azure Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 18 September 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
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 202 220 251
Rank change year-on-year +18 +31 -
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Architect 51 26 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.63% 0.33% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.35% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 18 23
Midlands median daily rate £550 £520 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.77% -3.26% -
10th Percentile £463 £453 £465
90th Percentile £631 £591 £1,000
England median daily rate £575 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +3.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £65.00 -

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 7,591 7,395 9,139
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.33% 94.65% 95.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,618 4,588 5,528
Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £231 £225 £231
90th Percentile £556 £544 £563
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 384 356 322
Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% -11.73%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.29 £10.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £46.22 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% -1.58% +6.92%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +13 44 £550 +12.82% 3
East Midlands -4 6 £550 +1.85% 1
Azure Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 22 (43.14%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (31.37%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (27.45%) DevOps
5 12 (23.53%) Microsoft
6 11 (21.57%) PaaS
7 10 (19.61%) .NET
8 9 (17.65%) Workflow
8 9 (17.65%) IaaS
9 7 (13.73%) Microservices
9 7 (13.73%) SaaS
9 7 (13.73%) Migration
9 7 (13.73%) Risk Management
9 7 (13.73%) Configuration Management
9 7 (13.73%) Scrum
9 7 (13.73%) Web Services
9 7 (13.73%) Data Modelling
9 7 (13.73%) SOA
10 6 (11.76%) SQL
10 6 (11.76%) Linux
10 6 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (11.76%) TOGAF
10 6 (11.76%) Puppet
10 6 (11.76%) API Design
10 6 (11.76%) Kubernetes
10 6 (11.76%) Ansible
10 6 (11.76%) Docker
10 6 (11.76%) Opscode Chef
11 5 (9.80%) User Experience
11 5 (9.80%) SDLC

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
2 1 (1.96%) Appian
2 1 (1.96%) Documentum
2 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2000
2 1 (1.96%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 51 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (43.14%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (21.57%) PaaS
4 9 (17.65%) IaaS
5 7 (13.73%) SaaS
6 1 (1.96%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.96%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) Firewall
2 1 (1.96%) DHCP
2 1 (1.96%) DNS
2 1 (1.96%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.92%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.96%) MySQL
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.96%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (19.61%) .NET
2 7 (13.73%) Web Services
3 4 (7.84%) JSON
4 3 (5.88%) WF
5 2 (3.92%) Middleware
6 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) User Experience
2 3 (5.88%) N-Tier
2 3 (5.88%) Public Cloud
3 2 (3.92%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.96%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.96%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.76%) Linux
2 4 (7.84%) Windows
3 1 (1.96%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.96%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (1.96%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.96%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (31.37%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (27.45%) DevOps
3 9 (17.65%) Workflow
4 7 (13.73%) Configuration Management
4 7 (13.73%) Data Modelling
4 7 (13.73%) Microservices
4 7 (13.73%) Migration
4 7 (13.73%) Risk Management
4 7 (13.73%) Scrum
4 7 (13.73%) SOA
5 6 (11.76%) API Design
5 6 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (11.76%) TOGAF
6 5 (9.80%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (9.80%) Change Management
6 5 (9.80%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (9.80%) SDLC
7 4 (7.84%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (7.84%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (5.88%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.76%) SQL
2 3 (5.88%) C#
2 3 (5.88%) Java
3 2 (3.92%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (3.92%) CITP
2 1 (1.96%) AWS Certification
2 1 (1.96%) CISSP
2 1 (1.96%) TOGAF Certification
System Software
1 6 (11.76%) Docker
2 1 (1.96%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.96%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (11.76%) Ansible
1 6 (11.76%) Kubernetes
1 6 (11.76%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (11.76%) Puppet
2 2 (3.92%) Terraform
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.96%) SCCM
3 1 (1.96%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.92%) IBM
3 1 (1.96%) Capita
3 1 (1.96%) MuleSoft
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle
3 1 (1.96%) VMware