Period
to 23 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Azure over the 6 months to 23 February 2020 with a comparison to the 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
England > Midlands
6 months to
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 5 8 10
Rank change year-on-year +3 +2 +27
Contract jobs citing Azure 702 854 693
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 15.00% 11.28% 8.72%
As % of the Cloud Services category 49.82% 43.22% 48.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 582 492
Midlands median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £313 £332 £313
90th Percentile £625 £630 £615
England median daily rate £500 £500 £485
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +7.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £27.25 £26.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.44% +4.31% +63.28%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year - +38.61% +62.90%

Azure is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 1,409 1,976 1,429
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 30.11% 26.10% 17.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 891 1,313 930
Midlands median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £250 £310 £263
90th Percentile £600 £600 £594
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 25 22
Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £12.93 £12.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.40% +0.98% -20.00%
10th Percentile £11.63 £10.65 £10.34
90th Percentile £35.00 £21.50 £25.15
England median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +28.57% -12.50% +5.26%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Azure as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Azure in the Midlands

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure in the Midlands

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure in the Midlands over the 6 months to 23 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure in the Midlands

Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Azure in the Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Azure in the Midlands

Azure
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 within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 February 2020. 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 +1 547 £500 +3.09% 307
East Midlands +13 149 £425 -5.56% 163
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Azure also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Azure.

1 249 (35.47%) Microsoft
2 244 (34.76%) Agile Software Development
3 192 (27.35%) DevOps
4 187 (26.64%) SQL
5 171 (24.36%) AWS
6 153 (21.79%) C#
7 140 (19.94%) .NET
8 126 (17.95%) Migration
9 118 (16.81%) SQL Server
10 111 (15.81%) Windows
10 111 (15.81%) PowerShell
11 102 (14.53%) Active Directory
12 94 (13.39%) JavaScript
13 85 (12.11%) Office 365
13 85 (12.11%) Power Platform
14 75 (10.68%) Docker
14 75 (10.68%) Scrum
15 73 (10.40%) Linux
16 72 (10.26%) Java
16 72 (10.26%) PaaS
17 71 (10.11%) Power BI
17 71 (10.11%) Business Intelligence
18 70 (9.97%) Stakeholder Management
19 68 (9.69%) CRM
20 66 (9.40%) Git (software)
21 63 (8.97%) Terraform
22 59 (8.40%) Continuous Integration
23 57 (8.12%) SharePoint
23 57 (8.12%) Python
24 56 (7.98%) HTML

Azure
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 57 (8.12%) SharePoint
2 22 (3.13%) Apache Spark
3 15 (2.14%) Confluence
4 10 (1.42%) MS Exchange
5 7 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (1.00%) SAS
6 6 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (0.85%) Skype for Business
7 5 (0.71%) Apache
7 5 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (0.71%) IIS
8 4 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.57%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.43%) Apache Airflow
9 3 (0.43%) ArcGIS
9 3 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.28%) CMS
11 1 (0.14%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.14%) WebLogic
Applications
1 19 (2.71%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 56 (7.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (2.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 7 (1.00%) Unit4 Business World
4 6 (0.85%) assyst
5 4 (0.57%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.43%) Oracle 11i
6 3 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.28%) Eikon
7 2 (0.28%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.28%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.14%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 171 (24.36%) AWS
2 85 (12.11%) Office 365
2 85 (12.11%) Power Platform
3 72 (10.26%) PaaS
4 56 (7.98%) Dynamics 365
5 51 (7.26%) Azure Active Directory
6 46 (6.55%) SaaS
7 37 (5.27%) IaaS
8 33 (4.70%) GCP
9 26 (3.70%) Azure Data Factory
10 25 (3.56%) Serverless
11 20 (2.85%) PowerApps
12 14 (1.99%) Azure Stack
12 14 (1.99%) GitHub
13 11 (1.57%) Azure Functions
13 11 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
14 9 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
14 9 (1.28%) OneDrive
15 6 (0.85%) Mimecast
15 6 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 28 (3.99%) DNS
2 19 (2.71%) Kerberos
3 14 (1.99%) SSL
4 13 (1.85%) SAN
4 13 (1.85%) Skype
4 13 (1.85%) WAN
5 11 (1.57%) Firewall
5 11 (1.57%) VPN
6 9 (1.28%) DHCP
7 8 (1.14%) Network Security
8 5 (0.71%) LAN
9 4 (0.57%) NAS
9 4 (0.57%) TCP/IP
9 4 (0.57%) Wireless
10 3 (0.43%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (0.43%) Extranet
10 3 (0.43%) FTP
10 3 (0.43%) HTTP
10 3 (0.43%) Internet
10 3 (0.43%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (16.81%) SQL Server
2 71 (10.11%) Power BI
3 51 (7.26%) Data Warehouse
4 42 (5.98%) Azure SQL Database
5 40 (5.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 38 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 35 (4.99%) Big Data
8 19 (2.71%) Oracle Database
8 19 (2.71%) Pentaho
8 19 (2.71%) Relational Database
9 18 (2.56%) Data Lake
10 17 (2.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 16 (2.28%) Apache Hive
11 16 (2.28%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 16 (2.28%) Impala
12 15 (2.14%) Hadoop
13 14 (1.99%) MongoDB
14 13 (1.85%) MySQL
14 13 (1.85%) NoSQL
15 11 (1.57%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 66 (9.40%) Git (software)
2 54 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 34 (4.84%) JIRA
4 31 (4.42%) Artifactory
5 25 (3.56%) Visual Studio Team System
6 18 (2.56%) Selenium
7 13 (1.85%) Travis CI
8 11 (1.57%) Bitbucket
9 9 (1.28%) Visual Studio
10 7 (1.00%) Mocha
10 7 (1.00%) Octopus Deploy
10 7 (1.00%) RStudio
11 6 (0.85%) CircleCI
11 6 (0.85%) Maven
11 6 (0.85%) Sonatype Nexus
12 5 (0.71%) MSTest
12 5 (0.71%) NUnit
13 4 (0.57%) GitLab
14 3 (0.43%) SonarQube
14 3 (0.43%) webpack
General
1 52 (7.41%) Finance
2 45 (6.41%) Public Sector
3 24 (3.42%) Retail
4 15 (2.14%) Law
5 11 (1.57%) Marketing
6 8 (1.14%) Back Office
6 8 (1.14%) Banking
6 8 (1.14%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.00%) Automotive
8 5 (0.71%) German Language
8 5 (0.71%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.57%) Legal
9 4 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.28%) Billing
10 2 (0.28%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.28%) Publishing
11 1 (0.14%) Local Government
11 1 (0.14%) Police
Job Titles
1 202 (28.77%) Developer
2 152 (21.65%) Architect
3 66 (9.40%) Azure Architect
4 56 (7.98%) Azure Developer
5 52 (7.41%) Azure Engineer
6 50 (7.12%) .NET Developer
7 43 (6.13%) DevOps Engineer
8 42 (5.98%) Consultant
8 42 (5.98%) Solutions Architect
9 39 (5.56%) Analyst
10 36 (5.13%) Technical Architect
11 34 (4.84%) Azure DevOps
12 33 (4.70%) Data Engineer
13 31 (4.42%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 31 (4.42%) C# Developer
14 29 (4.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 27 (3.85%) Senior Developer
16 26 (3.70%) Data Architect
17 24 (3.42%) C# .NET Developer
17 24 (3.42%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (19.94%) .NET
2 56 (7.98%) HTML
3 54 (7.69%) Node.js
4 51 (7.26%) CSS
5 47 (6.70%) OpenID
6 46 (6.55%) ASP.NET
7 38 (5.41%) XML
8 37 (5.27%) JSON
9 36 (5.13%) REST
9 36 (5.13%) SAML
10 34 (4.84%) .NET Framework
11 33 (4.70%) Web Services
12 24 (3.42%) SOAP
13 23 (3.28%) .NET Core
13 23 (3.28%) ASP.NET Web API
14 22 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
15 19 (2.71%) OAuth
16 18 (2.56%) HTML5
16 18 (2.56%) LDAP
16 18 (2.56%) React
Miscellaneous
1 32 (4.56%) Data Centre
2 28 (3.99%) Greenfield Project
3 25 (3.56%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (3.13%) Cloud Native
4 22 (3.13%) Public Cloud
5 20 (2.85%) Enterprise Software
6 17 (2.42%) PKI
7 16 (2.28%) Hybrid Cloud
8 14 (1.99%) Management Information System
9 12 (1.71%) User Experience
10 7 (1.00%) Clustering
11 6 (0.85%) NHS
11 6 (0.85%) Private Cloud
11 6 (0.85%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (0.85%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 3 (0.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 3 (0.43%) Robotics
12 3 (0.43%) SCADA
12 3 (0.43%) Virtual Team
13 2 (0.28%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 111 (15.81%) Windows
2 73 (10.40%) Linux
3 43 (6.13%) Unix
4 34 (4.84%) Windows Server
5 25 (3.56%) Windows 10
6 10 (1.42%) Windows 7
6 10 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (1.00%) CentOS
8 6 (0.85%) CoreOS
9 5 (0.71%) HPUX
9 5 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.43%) AIX
11 3 (0.43%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.43%) Solaris
11 3 (0.43%) VMS
12 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.14%) Debian
13 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (34.76%) Agile Software Development
2 192 (27.35%) DevOps
3 126 (17.95%) Migration
4 75 (10.68%) Scrum
5 71 (10.11%) Business Intelligence
6 70 (9.97%) Stakeholder Management
7 68 (9.69%) CRM
8 59 (8.40%) Continuous Integration
9 51 (7.26%) Microservices
9 51 (7.26%) Test Automation
10 49 (6.98%) Kanban
11 42 (5.98%) ETL
12 40 (5.70%) Analytics
12 40 (5.70%) Identity Access Management
12 40 (5.70%) UML
13 38 (5.41%) TDD
14 36 (5.13%) Data Migration
15 35 (4.99%) MVC
16 33 (4.70%) TOGAF
17 30 (4.27%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 187 (26.64%) SQL
2 153 (21.79%) C#
3 111 (15.81%) PowerShell
4 94 (13.39%) JavaScript
5 72 (10.26%) Java
6 57 (8.12%) Python
7 39 (5.56%) Bash Shell
8 14 (1.99%) T-SQL
9 11 (1.57%) R
10 10 (1.42%) PL/SQL
11 9 (1.28%) C
11 9 (1.28%) Go
12 8 (1.14%) Shell Script
13 6 (0.85%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 6 (0.85%) Ruby
13 6 (0.85%) Rust
13 6 (0.85%) Scala
14 5 (0.71%) TypeScript
15 3 (0.43%) ES6
15 3 (0.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 51 (7.26%) Security Cleared
2 42 (5.98%) SC Cleared
3 16 (2.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (2.14%) CISSP
5 10 (1.42%) Degree
5 10 (1.42%) MCSE
6 9 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (1.28%) TOGAF Certification
7 7 (1.00%) MCSA
7 7 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (0.85%) CCIE
9 5 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (0.71%) CISM
10 4 (0.57%) ISEB
10 4 (0.57%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.57%) MCSD
11 2 (0.28%) CCNA
11 2 (0.28%) CCSP
11 2 (0.28%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.28%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.71%) GDPR
2 9 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (1.28%) QA
3 4 (0.57%) ISO 22301
3 4 (0.57%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.57%) SLA
4 3 (0.43%) COBIT
4 3 (0.43%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 3 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (0.43%) NCSC
5 2 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.28%) HL7
5 2 (0.28%) NIST
6 1 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.14%) WCAG
System Software
1 102 (14.53%) Active Directory
2 75 (10.68%) Docker
3 23 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (1.57%) Hyper-V
5 10 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.85%) XenApp
6 6 (0.85%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.57%) vCloud
7 4 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.43%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 3 (0.43%) OpenIDM
8 3 (0.43%) Oracle Clusterware
8 3 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.43%) vSphere
9 2 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.14%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.14%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 63 (8.97%) Terraform
2 45 (6.41%) Ansible
3 38 (5.41%) Kubernetes
4 17 (2.42%) Microsoft Intune
5 16 (2.28%) SCCM
6 14 (1.99%) Hadoop YARN
7 9 (1.28%) Single Sign-On
8 7 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (1.00%) ZABBIX
9 6 (0.85%) Grafana
9 6 (0.85%) Puppet
10 4 (0.57%) Data Guard
10 4 (0.57%) Oracle RMAN
11 3 (0.43%) CASB
11 3 (0.43%) FortiGate
11 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Clustering
11 3 (0.43%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 2 (0.28%) Istio
12 2 (0.28%) Rancher
Vendors
1 249 (35.47%) Microsoft
2 47 (6.70%) Oracle
3 31 (4.42%) VMware
4 28 (3.99%) SAP
5 24 (3.42%) Cisco
6 23 (3.28%) Cloudera
7 18 (2.56%) Google
8 15 (2.14%) IBM
8 15 (2.14%) Sparx
9 14 (1.99%) Citrix
10 12 (1.71%) Databricks
11 9 (1.28%) Dynatrace
11 9 (1.28%) Tableau
12 8 (1.14%) ForgeRock
12 8 (1.14%) MuleSoft
12 8 (1.14%) Splunk
13 7 (1.00%) AppDynamics
13 7 (1.00%) HP
13 7 (1.00%) Nintex
13 7 (1.00%) ServiceNow