Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 28 37
Rank change year-on-year +17 +9 +112
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 728 486 421
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 9.14% 6.20% 4.30%
As % of the Cloud Services category 42.85% 44.79% 48.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 487 367 287
Midlands median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +8.97%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £313
90th Percentile £600 £575 £625
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Midlands median hourly rate - £42.50 £15.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +167.72% -
England median hourly rate £18.88 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -55.59% +13.33% -3.85%

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 1,699 1,085 864
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 21.33% 13.84% 8.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,116 686 548
Midlands median daily rate £430 £416 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.43% +1.40% +9.33%
10th Percentile £253 £214 £275
90th Percentile £575 £575 £588
England median daily rate £488 £473 £450
% change year-on-year +3.01% +5.17% +7.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 24 12
Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £15.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.64% -0.81% -33.15%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.50 £11.30
90th Percentile £24.90 £51.50 £19.45
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.77
% change year-on-year -12.50% +6.54% -18.38%

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 17 October 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
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 17 October 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 +10 574 £475 +5.56% 193
East Midlands +4 150 £413 -2.37% 107
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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 Microsoft Azure.

1 279 (38.32%) Microsoft
1 279 (38.32%) Agile Software Development
2 235 (32.28%) Amazon AWS
3 234 (32.14%) .NET
4 203 (27.88%) C#
5 194 (26.65%) DevOps
6 178 (24.45%) SQL
7 148 (20.33%) Windows
8 142 (19.51%) SQL Server
9 132 (18.13%) Continuous Integration
10 126 (17.31%) JavaScript
11 105 (14.42%) MVC
12 103 (14.15%) ASP.NET
13 102 (14.01%) Scrum
14 97 (13.32%) PowerShell
15 94 (12.91%) Migration
16 93 (12.77%) Git (software)
17 90 (12.36%) TDD
18 86 (11.81%) Office 365
19 84 (11.54%) HTML
20 81 (11.13%) Web Services
21 80 (10.99%) Docker
22 79 (10.85%) PaaS
23 77 (10.58%) Active Directory
24 76 (10.44%) VMware
25 75 (10.30%) CSS
25 75 (10.30%) Microservices
26 73 (10.03%) IaaS
27 72 (9.89%) Jenkins
28 70 (9.62%) Linux

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 36 (4.95%) SharePoint
2 27 (3.71%) Confluence
3 18 (2.47%) Elasticsearch
4 15 (2.06%) CMS
5 12 (1.65%) nginx
6 9 (1.24%) Apache
7 8 (1.10%) MS Exchange
7 8 (1.10%) WordPress
8 6 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (0.82%) OpenStack
9 5 (0.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 5 (0.69%) Cloud Foundry
9 5 (0.69%) NServiceBus
9 5 (0.69%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.55%) IIS
10 4 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.41%) Sitefinity
11 3 (0.41%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (1.24%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 29 (3.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.41%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.14%) Movex
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 235 (32.28%) Amazon AWS
2 86 (11.81%) Office 365
3 79 (10.85%) PaaS
4 73 (10.03%) IaaS
5 63 (8.65%) SaaS
6 42 (5.77%) Dynamics 365
7 31 (4.26%) Google Cloud Platform
8 30 (4.12%) Cloud Computing
9 26 (3.57%) Azure Active Directory
10 20 (2.75%) Serverless
11 14 (1.92%) GitHub
12 10 (1.37%) AWS CloudFormation
12 10 (1.37%) Azure Functions
13 8 (1.10%) Azure Data Factory
14 7 (0.96%) Google Tag Manager
15 5 (0.69%) OpenShift
16 4 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
16 4 (0.55%) Google Analytics
16 4 (0.55%) OneDrive
16 4 (0.55%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 65 (8.93%) Firewall
2 37 (5.08%) WAN
3 32 (4.40%) Wireless
4 25 (3.43%) Internet
4 25 (3.43%) VPN
5 21 (2.88%) DNS
6 18 (2.47%) SSL
7 15 (2.06%) Intrusion Detection
8 14 (1.92%) Cisco ASA
9 12 (1.65%) DHCP
9 12 (1.65%) HTTP
10 11 (1.51%) LAN
10 11 (1.51%) Network Security
10 11 (1.51%) TCP/IP
11 9 (1.24%) SAN
12 8 (1.10%) Cisco Firepower
12 8 (1.10%) Remote Desktop
12 8 (1.10%) Reverse Proxy
13 7 (0.96%) MPLS
13 7 (0.96%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (19.51%) SQL Server
2 40 (5.49%) NoSQL
3 35 (4.81%) Azure SQL Database
4 33 (4.53%) Data Warehouse
5 32 (4.40%) Relational Database
6 26 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 22 (3.02%) MongoDB
8 21 (2.88%) Big Data
9 20 (2.75%) Power BI
10 16 (2.20%) Hadoop
10 16 (2.20%) MySQL
10 16 (2.20%) Oracle Database
11 14 (1.92%) Redis
12 13 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
13 12 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 11 (1.51%) DB2
15 10 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
15 10 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 9 (1.24%) Apache Cassandra
17 8 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 93 (12.77%) Git (software)
2 72 (9.89%) Jenkins
3 69 (9.48%) Visual Studio Team System
4 64 (8.79%) JIRA
5 51 (7.01%) Visual Studio
6 49 (6.73%) Team Foundation Server
7 37 (5.08%) Selenium
8 34 (4.67%) Subversion
9 26 (3.57%) Bitbucket
10 24 (3.30%) Maven
11 21 (2.88%) TeamCity
12 17 (2.34%) NUnit
13 16 (2.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 16 (2.20%) Octopus Deploy
14 15 (2.06%) GitLab
15 14 (1.92%) Cucumber
15 14 (1.92%) HP UFT
16 13 (1.79%) Moq
17 11 (1.51%) Sonatype Nexus
17 11 (1.51%) Xcode
General
1 52 (7.14%) Finance
2 15 (2.06%) Marketing
3 11 (1.51%) Manufacturing
3 11 (1.51%) Retail
4 7 (0.96%) Telecoms
5 6 (0.82%) Back Office
6 5 (0.69%) Electronics
7 4 (0.55%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.41%) Games
8 3 (0.41%) Multimedia
8 3 (0.41%) Publishing
9 2 (0.27%) Automotive
9 2 (0.27%) Banking
10 1 (0.14%) Billing
10 1 (0.14%) Legal
10 1 (0.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 203 (27.88%) Developer
2 139 (19.09%) Architect
3 92 (12.64%) .NET Developer
4 78 (10.71%) DevOps Engineer
5 58 (7.97%) Azure Engineer
6 44 (6.04%) Azure DevOps
6 44 (6.04%) Solutions Architect
7 43 (5.91%) Azure Architect
7 43 (5.91%) Consultant
8 42 (5.77%) Azure Developer
9 41 (5.63%) C# Developer
10 39 (5.36%) Network Engineer
11 33 (4.53%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 33 (4.53%) Cloud Architect
12 31 (4.26%) AWS DevOps
13 30 (4.12%) C# .NET Developer
13 30 (4.12%) Cloud Engineer
13 30 (4.12%) Technical Architect
14 27 (3.71%) Analyst
15 24 (3.30%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 234 (32.14%) .NET
2 103 (14.15%) ASP.NET
3 84 (11.54%) HTML
4 81 (11.13%) Web Services
5 75 (10.30%) CSS
6 64 (8.79%) ASP.NET Web API
7 63 (8.65%) ASP.NET MVC
8 54 (7.42%) JSON
9 51 (7.01%) .NET Framework
10 43 (5.91%) Node.js
11 42 (5.77%) AngularJS
12 41 (5.63%) REST
13 39 (5.36%) jQuery
14 36 (4.95%) .NET Core
15 33 (4.53%) React
16 26 (3.57%) Dapper ORM
16 26 (3.57%) HTML5
16 26 (3.57%) RESTful
17 24 (3.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 23 (3.16%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 58 (7.97%) Public Cloud
2 45 (6.18%) Enterprise Software
3 34 (4.67%) Data Centre
4 32 (4.40%) User Experience
5 29 (3.98%) Mobile App
6 21 (2.88%) Self-Motivation
7 15 (2.06%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (1.65%) Private Cloud
9 10 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
9 10 (1.37%) Management Information System
10 9 (1.24%) Computer Science
10 9 (1.24%) Hybrid Cloud
10 9 (1.24%) iPhone
11 6 (0.82%) PKI
12 5 (0.69%) Virtual Team
13 4 (0.55%) Clustering
13 4 (0.55%) DataPower
13 4 (0.55%) Taxonomies
14 3 (0.41%) Wiki
15 2 (0.27%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 148 (20.33%) Windows
2 70 (9.62%) Linux
2 70 (9.62%) Windows Server
3 29 (3.98%) Windows Server 2012
4 28 (3.85%) Apple iOS
5 27 (3.71%) Android
6 17 (2.34%) Windows 10
7 15 (2.06%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (1.37%) Unix
10 6 (0.82%) VMS
10 6 (0.82%) Windows 7
11 5 (0.69%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.27%) CentOS
13 1 (0.14%) Debian
13 1 (0.14%) Kali Linux
13 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.14%) Solaris
13 1 (0.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 279 (38.32%) Agile Software Development
2 194 (26.65%) DevOps
3 132 (18.13%) Continuous Integration
4 105 (14.42%) MVC
5 102 (14.01%) Scrum
6 94 (12.91%) Migration
7 90 (12.36%) TDD
8 75 (10.30%) Microservices
9 62 (8.52%) Test Automation
10 56 (7.69%) Configuration Management
10 56 (7.69%) ITIL
11 50 (6.87%) BDD
11 50 (6.87%) Business Intelligence
12 49 (6.73%) Kanban
13 46 (6.32%) CRM
14 37 (5.08%) SOLID
15 34 (4.67%) SDLC
15 34 (4.67%) SOA
16 33 (4.53%) Deployment Automation
16 33 (4.53%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 203 (27.88%) C#
2 178 (24.45%) SQL
3 126 (17.31%) JavaScript
4 97 (13.32%) PowerShell
5 58 (7.97%) Java
6 45 (6.18%) Python
7 32 (4.40%) T-SQL
8 17 (2.34%) Perl
9 14 (1.92%) Bash Shell
10 13 (1.79%) Java 8
10 13 (1.79%) PL/SQL
11 11 (1.51%) Apple Swift
11 11 (1.51%) Objective-C
11 11 (1.51%) TypeScript
12 7 (0.96%) PHP
13 6 (0.82%) Ruby
13 6 (0.82%) XAML
14 5 (0.69%) C
14 5 (0.69%) Go
15 4 (0.55%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 63 (8.65%) Security Cleared
2 52 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 35 (4.81%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (3.98%) CCNP
5 22 (3.02%) Microsoft Certification
6 20 (2.75%) Degree
7 18 (2.47%) MCSE
8 13 (1.79%) CCNA
9 11 (1.51%) BPSS Clearance
9 11 (1.51%) CISSP
10 9 (1.24%) CCIE
10 9 (1.24%) DBS Check
11 8 (1.10%) MCITP
12 6 (0.82%) AWS Certification
12 6 (0.82%) Check Point Certification
12 6 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.69%) Oracle Certification
14 4 (0.55%) CISM
14 4 (0.55%) MCP
14 4 (0.55%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.24%) GDPR
2 7 (0.96%) QA
3 5 (0.69%) SLA
4 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.14%) PMO
System Software
1 80 (10.99%) Docker
2 77 (10.58%) Active Directory
3 50 (6.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (2.88%) Hyper-V
5 20 (2.75%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (1.51%) XenApp
7 6 (0.82%) Virtual Desktop
8 5 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.69%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.55%) vSphere
10 3 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.14%) NFS
11 1 (0.14%) Samba
11 1 (0.14%) Squid
11 1 (0.14%) Varnish
11 1 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 56 (7.69%) Ansible
2 51 (7.01%) Puppet
3 45 (6.18%) Opscode Chef
4 37 (5.08%) SCCM
5 28 (3.85%) Kubernetes
6 21 (2.88%) Terraform
7 20 (2.75%) FortiGate
8 19 (2.61%) Microsoft Intune
8 19 (2.61%) WSUS
9 11 (1.51%) Nagios
10 10 (1.37%) HockeyApp
10 10 (1.37%) SCOM
11 9 (1.24%) McAfee ePO
12 8 (1.10%) Kibana
12 8 (1.10%) Rundeck
13 7 (0.96%) Single Sign-On
14 5 (0.69%) AirWatch
14 5 (0.69%) ZABBIX
15 4 (0.55%) logstash
15 4 (0.55%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 279 (38.32%) Microsoft
2 76 (10.44%) VMware
3 62 (8.52%) Oracle
4 55 (7.55%) Cisco
5 54 (7.42%) Google
6 41 (5.63%) McAfee
7 39 (5.36%) CheckPoint
8 32 (4.40%) IBM
9 30 (4.12%) Fortinet
10 26 (3.57%) F5
11 22 (3.02%) Aruba
12 21 (2.88%) Atlassian
12 21 (2.88%) Xamarin
13 18 (2.47%) Red Hat
14 17 (2.34%) Citrix
14 17 (2.34%) HP
14 17 (2.34%) SAP
15 16 (2.20%) Blue Coat
16 14 (1.92%) BMC
17 11 (1.51%) Nokia