Period
to 22 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for Microsoft Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 6 months to 22 January 2018 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 (formerly Windows Azure)
England > Midlands
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 36 128
Rank change year-on-year +19 +92 +24
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 632 413 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 8.07% 4.72% 1.29%
As % of the Cloud Services category 50.04% 46.61% 25.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 462 242 74
Midlands median daily rate £450 £423 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.51% -6.11% -2.70%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £307
90th Percentile £613 £600 £600
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Midlands median hourly rate £40.00 £16.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +150.00% - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £16.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +118.75% -54.29% +34.62%

Microsoft 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 1,263 886 425
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 16.13% 10.12% 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 820 527 250
Midlands median daily rate £439 £400 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.69% +4.58% -5.03%
10th Percentile £237 £263 £225
90th Percentile £576 £575 £576
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 16 6
Midlands median hourly rate £13.75 £17.63 £13.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.99% +33.52% -45.00%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.31 £11.88
90th Percentile £24.98 £21.47 £14.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £21.64
% change year-on-year -2.63% -12.20% -3.82%

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Azure in the Midlands

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Azure in the Midlands

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in the Midlands over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in the Midlands

Microsoft 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 Microsoft Azure in the Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Azure in the Midlands

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in the Midlands over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in the Midlands

Microsoft 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 Microsoft Azure within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 January 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 +18 431 £450 +9.42% 110
East Midlands +33 196 £465 +3.33% 89
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 198 (31.33%) Amazon AWS
2 188 (29.75%) Agile Software Development
3 179 (28.32%) .NET
4 177 (28.01%) Windows
5 168 (26.58%) Microsoft
6 151 (23.89%) DevOps
7 143 (22.63%) SQL Server
8 140 (22.15%) C#
9 111 (17.56%) MVC
9 111 (17.56%) Linux
10 109 (17.25%) SQL
11 107 (16.93%) JavaScript
12 105 (16.61%) Active Directory
12 105 (16.61%) Git (software)
13 99 (15.66%) Migration
14 95 (15.03%) Office 365
15 87 (13.77%) Continuous Integration
16 86 (13.61%) Web Services
17 80 (12.66%) CSS
17 80 (12.66%) HTML
17 80 (12.66%) Scrum
17 80 (12.66%) TDD
17 80 (12.66%) ASP.NET Web API
18 79 (12.50%) PaaS
19 77 (12.18%) ASP.NET
20 75 (11.87%) Oracle
21 74 (11.71%) PowerShell
21 74 (11.71%) Jenkins
22 69 (10.92%) VMware
22 69 (10.92%) BDD

Microsoft 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 62 (9.81%) SharePoint
2 30 (4.75%) IIS
3 23 (3.64%) Skype for Business
4 20 (3.16%) Elasticsearch
5 19 (3.01%) MS Exchange
6 12 (1.90%) JBoss
7 11 (1.74%) Apache
8 10 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2010
9 9 (1.42%) OpenStack
9 9 (1.42%) Tomcat
10 8 (1.27%) CMS
10 8 (1.27%) Confluence
10 8 (1.27%) nginx
10 8 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
10 8 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (1.11%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.95%) Cloud Foundry
13 5 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.79%) Umbraco
14 4 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 26 (4.11%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (0.79%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.32%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 33 (5.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 198 (31.33%) Amazon AWS
2 95 (15.03%) Office 365
3 79 (12.50%) PaaS
4 63 (9.97%) IaaS
5 33 (5.22%) SaaS
6 26 (4.11%) Azure Active Directory
7 20 (3.16%) Cloud Computing
7 20 (3.16%) Dynamics 365
8 13 (2.06%) GitHub
9 12 (1.90%) AWS CloudFormation
9 12 (1.90%) Google Cloud Platform
10 11 (1.74%) OneDrive
11 6 (0.95%) Serverless
12 5 (0.79%) Azure Data Factory
13 4 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
14 3 (0.47%) AWS Lambda
15 2 (0.32%) Azure Machine Learning
15 2 (0.32%) Data Lake Analytics
15 2 (0.32%) iPaaS
15 2 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 61 (9.65%) Firewall
2 53 (8.39%) WAN
3 41 (6.49%) VPN
4 40 (6.33%) Wireless
5 23 (3.64%) Cisco ASA
6 21 (3.32%) Internet
7 19 (3.01%) Intrusion Detection
8 14 (2.22%) DNS
9 12 (1.90%) TCP/IP
10 11 (1.74%) Skype
10 11 (1.74%) VLAN
11 10 (1.58%) LAN
11 10 (1.58%) MPLS
12 9 (1.42%) BGP
12 9 (1.42%) OSPF
13 8 (1.27%) HSRP
14 7 (1.11%) DHCP
14 7 (1.11%) SAN
15 4 (0.63%) Network Security
16 3 (0.47%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (22.63%) SQL Server
2 31 (4.91%) MySQL
3 23 (3.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (3.32%) NoSQL
5 19 (3.01%) Azure SQL Database
6 16 (2.53%) MongoDB
7 15 (2.37%) Relational Database
8 13 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (2.06%) Power BI
8 13 (2.06%) SQL Server 2016
9 10 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (1.42%) Big Data
10 9 (1.42%) Hadoop
10 9 (1.42%) Oracle Database
10 9 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
11 8 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
12 7 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 6 (0.95%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 105 (16.61%) Git (software)
2 74 (11.71%) Jenkins
3 41 (6.49%) TeamCity
4 40 (6.33%) Subversion
5 19 (3.01%) Visual Studio Team System
6 18 (2.85%) GitLab
7 16 (2.53%) Selenium
7 16 (2.53%) Sonatype Nexus
8 15 (2.37%) Octopus Deploy
9 13 (2.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 13 (2.06%) Visual Studio
10 12 (1.90%) Bitbucket
10 12 (1.90%) JMeter
10 12 (1.90%) Maven
11 11 (1.74%) JIRA
12 9 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
13 7 (1.11%) FishEye
14 6 (0.95%) Axure RP
14 6 (0.95%) git-flow
15 5 (0.79%) Protractor
General
1 51 (8.07%) Finance
2 9 (1.42%) Marketing
3 8 (1.27%) Manufacturing
4 7 (1.11%) Retail
5 5 (0.79%) Aerospace
5 5 (0.79%) Law
5 5 (0.79%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.47%) Automotive
7 3 (0.47%) Electronics
8 2 (0.32%) Advertising
8 2 (0.32%) Banking
9 1 (0.16%) Back Office
9 1 (0.16%) French Language
9 1 (0.16%) Games
9 1 (0.16%) German Language
9 1 (0.16%) Legal
9 1 (0.16%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 161 (25.47%) Developer
2 128 (20.25%) Architect
3 72 (11.39%) .NET Developer
4 65 (10.28%) DevOps Engineer
5 58 (9.18%) Azure Architect
6 49 (7.75%) Network Engineer
7 47 (7.44%) Consultant
8 42 (6.65%) Azure Engineer
9 34 (5.38%) Azure Developer
10 33 (5.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 29 (4.59%) Cloud Engineer
12 27 (4.27%) C# Developer
13 26 (4.11%) Cloud Architect
14 25 (3.96%) Solutions Architect
15 24 (3.80%) Azure DevOps
16 23 (3.64%) Administrator
16 23 (3.64%) Azure Consultant
16 23 (3.64%) Lead DevOps
16 23 (3.64%) Network Implementation Engineer
16 23 (3.64%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 179 (28.32%) .NET
2 86 (13.61%) Web Services
3 80 (12.66%) ASP.NET Web API
3 80 (12.66%) CSS
3 80 (12.66%) HTML
4 77 (12.18%) ASP.NET
5 58 (9.18%) ASP.NET MVC
6 44 (6.96%) .NET Framework
7 37 (5.85%) Dapper ORM
8 28 (4.43%) RESTful
9 26 (4.11%) AngularJS
10 25 (3.96%) JSON
11 24 (3.80%) SOAP
12 20 (3.16%) Middleware
13 17 (2.69%) HTML5
14 14 (2.22%) CSS3
15 12 (1.90%) Node.js
16 11 (1.74%) REST
17 10 (1.58%) jQuery
18 9 (1.42%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 43 (6.80%) Enterprise Software
2 34 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (4.59%) Computer Science
4 28 (4.43%) Data Centre
5 25 (3.96%) Public Cloud
6 20 (3.16%) Greenfield Project
6 20 (3.16%) Life Science
7 19 (3.01%) PKI
8 11 (1.74%) Hybrid Cloud
8 11 (1.74%) User Experience
8 11 (1.74%) Wiki
9 9 (1.42%) Management Information System
9 9 (1.42%) Mobile App
10 7 (1.11%) Private Cloud
11 6 (0.95%) Data Protection Act
11 6 (0.95%) DataPower
12 5 (0.79%) Enterprise Cloud
12 5 (0.79%) N-Tier
13 4 (0.63%) Smart Meter
14 3 (0.47%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 177 (28.01%) Windows
2 111 (17.56%) Linux
3 62 (9.81%) Windows Server
4 45 (7.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (4.11%) Unix
5 26 (4.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (3.96%) Windows 10
7 21 (3.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 21 (3.32%) Windows 7
8 10 (1.58%) VMS
9 9 (1.42%) CentOS
10 6 (0.95%) Android
10 6 (0.95%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.63%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.32%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.16%) Debian
13 1 (0.16%) Fedora
13 1 (0.16%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (29.75%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (23.89%) DevOps
3 111 (17.56%) MVC
4 99 (15.66%) Migration
5 87 (13.77%) Continuous Integration
6 80 (12.66%) Scrum
6 80 (12.66%) TDD
7 69 (10.92%) BDD
8 64 (10.13%) ITIL
8 64 (10.13%) Kanban
9 48 (7.59%) SOLID
10 43 (6.80%) WAN Optimisation
11 40 (6.33%) Configuration Management
12 39 (6.17%) Test Automation
13 35 (5.54%) Continuous Delivery
13 35 (5.54%) CRM
14 28 (4.43%) Microservices
15 26 (4.11%) Data Migration
15 26 (4.11%) Network Design
16 25 (3.96%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 140 (22.15%) C#
2 109 (17.25%) SQL
3 107 (16.93%) JavaScript
4 74 (11.71%) PowerShell
5 33 (5.22%) Python
6 30 (4.75%) Java
7 20 (3.16%) Shell Script
8 19 (3.01%) PHP
9 13 (2.06%) Perl
10 10 (1.58%) Ruby
11 8 (1.27%) T-SQL
11 8 (1.27%) XAML
12 7 (1.11%) Go
12 7 (1.11%) TypeScript
13 4 (0.63%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.63%) ES6
13 4 (0.63%) Scala
14 3 (0.47%) Clojure
14 3 (0.47%) F#
14 3 (0.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 38 (6.01%) Degree
2 33 (5.22%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (5.22%) Security Cleared
3 29 (4.59%) SC Cleared
4 27 (4.27%) CCNP
4 27 (4.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (2.69%) MCSE
6 12 (1.90%) MCSA
7 11 (1.74%) CISSP
8 9 (1.42%) CCIE
9 8 (1.27%) CCNA
9 8 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (1.11%) AWS Certification
10 7 (1.11%) MCTS
11 6 (0.95%) Check Point Certification
11 6 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 5 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
12 5 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
13 4 (0.63%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.01%) HIPAA
1 19 (3.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 18 (2.85%) Actionable Recommendations
3 10 (1.58%) QA
4 9 (1.42%) GDPR
5 7 (1.11%) SLA
6 2 (0.32%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.32%) GCP
6 2 (0.32%) WAI
6 2 (0.32%) WCAG
7 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.16%) PMO
System Software
1 105 (16.61%) Active Directory
2 45 (7.12%) Virtual Machines
3 39 (6.17%) Docker
4 33 (5.22%) Hyper-V
5 29 (4.59%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (1.58%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (0.95%) XenApp
8 5 (0.79%) vSphere
9 4 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.47%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.32%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.16%) KVM
12 1 (0.16%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.16%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.16%) Xen
Systems Management
1 56 (8.86%) Puppet
2 53 (8.39%) Ansible
3 39 (6.17%) Opscode Chef
4 35 (5.54%) FortiGate
5 26 (4.11%) SCCM
6 21 (3.32%) Terraform
7 14 (2.22%) Nagios
8 12 (1.90%) Kubernetes
8 12 (1.90%) logstash
9 11 (1.74%) Graylog
10 10 (1.58%) Rundeck
10 10 (1.58%) Tivoli
11 5 (0.79%) Microsoft Intune
11 5 (0.79%) SCOM
12 4 (0.63%) AirWatch
12 4 (0.63%) Docker Swarm
12 4 (0.63%) SCOrch
13 3 (0.47%) Jamf Pro
13 3 (0.47%) Salt
13 3 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 168 (26.58%) Microsoft
2 75 (11.87%) Oracle
3 69 (10.92%) VMware
4 64 (10.13%) Cisco
5 49 (7.75%) CheckPoint
6 41 (6.49%) Fortinet
7 39 (6.17%) McAfee
8 32 (5.06%) IBM
9 29 (4.59%) Aruba
10 25 (3.96%) BMC
11 22 (3.48%) Citrix
11 22 (3.48%) F5
12 20 (3.16%) Blue Coat
12 20 (3.16%) Google
12 20 (3.16%) Nokia
13 17 (2.69%) HP
13 17 (2.69%) Red Hat
14 11 (1.74%) Micro Focus
15 10 (1.58%) Serena
15 10 (1.58%) Splunk