Period
to 21 November 2017

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 November 2017.

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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 199 237 239
Rank change year-on-year +38 +2 -4
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Architect 44 26 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.54% 0.27% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.28% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 26 1
Midlands median daily rate £540 £600 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +26.32% -13.64%
10th Percentile £465 £461 £463
90th Percentile £648 £1,000 £488
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £40.00

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 7797 9280 8004
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 95.39% 95.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4873 5638 4625
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £216 £235 £215
90th Percentile £550 £551 £530
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 370 367 455
Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -0.40% -2.84%
10th Percentile £10.11 £10.00 £10.20
90th Percentile £45.00 £39.50 £37.50
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 +22 32 £540 -32.50% 1
West Midlands +18 12 £488 -2.50% 9
Azure Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Azure Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Midlands region featuring Azure Architect in the job title.

1 44 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (56.82%) DevOps
2 25 (56.82%) Active Directory
3 21 (47.73%) Windows
3 21 (47.73%) Computer Science
4 20 (45.45%) Configuration Management
4 20 (45.45%) Virtual Machines
5 19 (43.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 19 (43.18%) Linux
5 19 (43.18%) Risk Management
5 19 (43.18%) Information Security
5 19 (43.18%) Degree
5 19 (43.18%) HIPAA
6 18 (40.91%) PaaS
6 18 (40.91%) Actionable Recommendations
7 13 (29.55%) Life Science
7 13 (29.55%) IaaS
7 13 (29.55%) Migration
7 13 (29.55%) Microsoft
8 12 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (20.45%) SaaS
10 6 (13.64%) SQL
10 6 (13.64%) Enterprise Architecture
11 5 (11.36%) Marketing
11 5 (11.36%) RESTful
11 5 (11.36%) Azure SQL Database
11 5 (11.36%) Microservices
11 5 (11.36%) .NET
11 5 (11.36%) C#
11 5 (11.36%) Project Management

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 3 (6.82%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.27%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (2.27%) CMS
2 1 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.27%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (2.27%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 44 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (40.91%) PaaS
3 13 (29.55%) IaaS
4 9 (20.45%) SaaS
5 3 (6.82%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (6.82%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (6.82%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (6.82%) Office 365
6 1 (2.27%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (2.27%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) Firewall
1 2 (4.55%) VPN
2 1 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (2.27%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (2.27%) LDAP
2 1 (2.27%) MPLS
2 1 (2.27%) Skype
2 1 (2.27%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.36%) Azure SQL Database
2 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.27%) Data Lake
3 1 (2.27%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.27%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (11.36%) Finance
1 5 (11.36%) Marketing
2 3 (6.82%) Retail
3 1 (2.27%) Advertising
3 1 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.27%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.36%) .NET
1 5 (11.36%) RESTful
2 4 (9.09%) SOAP
2 4 (9.09%) Web Services
3 1 (2.27%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.27%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (2.27%) WebSockets
3 1 (2.27%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 21 (47.73%) Computer Science
2 13 (29.55%) Life Science
3 3 (6.82%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.55%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.55%) PKI
4 2 (4.55%) User Experience
5 1 (2.27%) Cloud Native
5 1 (2.27%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.27%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.27%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.27%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 21 (47.73%) Windows
2 19 (43.18%) Linux
3 1 (2.27%) VMS
3 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (56.82%) DevOps
2 20 (45.45%) Configuration Management
3 19 (43.18%) Information Security
3 19 (43.18%) Risk Management
4 13 (29.55%) Migration
5 12 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (13.64%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (11.36%) IT Strategy
7 5 (11.36%) Microservices
7 5 (11.36%) Project Management
8 4 (9.09%) Refactoring
8 4 (9.09%) Scrum
8 4 (9.09%) SOA
9 3 (6.82%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (6.82%) Data Migration
9 3 (6.82%) Service Management
9 3 (6.82%) Technical Architecture
10 2 (4.55%) Security Operations
10 2 (4.55%) Service Delivery
10 2 (4.55%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.64%) SQL
2 5 (11.36%) C#
3 3 (6.82%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.27%) C
4 1 (2.27%) Java
Qualifications
1 19 (43.18%) Degree
2 1 (2.27%) AWS Certification
2 1 (2.27%) CCNA
2 1 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (43.18%) HIPAA
1 19 (43.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 18 (40.91%) Actionable Recommendations
3 1 (2.27%) COBIT
3 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (56.82%) Active Directory
2 20 (45.45%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) FortiGate
1 1 (2.27%) Kibana
1 1 (2.27%) logstash
1 1 (2.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (29.55%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.27%) Cisco
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle
2 1 (2.27%) Siemens
2 1 (2.27%) Sitecore