Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 36 84
Rank change year-on-year +25 +48 +78
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 725 364 193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 9.16% 4.54% 2.21%
As % of the Cloud Services category 49.56% 43.18% 33.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 522 235 124
Midlands median daily rate £460 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.14% +2.94% +22.30%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £313
90th Percentile £613 £579 £525
England median daily rate £488 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +5.98% +2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Midlands median hourly rate £16.13 £16.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.78% -28.89% -13.46%
10th Percentile £12.81 £15.00 £21.25
90th Percentile £20.14 £17.00 £23.75
England median hourly rate £31.00 £16.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +93.75% -57.33% +40.19%

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 1,463 843 568
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 18.49% 10.52% 6.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 957 532 341
Midlands median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £264 £263 £263
90th Percentile £600 £550 £550
England median daily rate £480 £458 £450
% change year-on-year +4.92% +1.67% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 19 12
Midlands median hourly rate £12.68 £14.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.59% +7.41% -41.30%
10th Percentile £10.53 £9.80 £11.03
90th Percentile £25.33 £21.47 £26.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.96 £20.50
% change year-on-year +5.49% -7.51% -8.89%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 +16 489 £475 +8.57% 110
East Midlands +48 233 £400 -14.80% 79
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 257 (35.45%) Amazon AWS
2 232 (32.00%) Microsoft
3 218 (30.07%) Agile Software Development
4 190 (26.21%) Windows
5 183 (25.24%) .NET
6 180 (24.83%) DevOps
7 178 (24.55%) SQL Server
8 149 (20.55%) SQL
9 134 (18.48%) C#
10 123 (16.97%) Linux
11 116 (16.00%) JavaScript
12 114 (15.72%) Git (software)
13 111 (15.31%) Office 365
14 107 (14.76%) Oracle
15 105 (14.48%) Migration
16 104 (14.34%) Continuous Integration
17 96 (13.24%) PowerShell
18 93 (12.83%) Jenkins
18 93 (12.83%) PaaS
19 91 (12.55%) MVC
20 87 (12.00%) Web Services
21 86 (11.86%) Firewall
21 86 (11.86%) Puppet
22 85 (11.72%) VMware
23 83 (11.45%) HTML
24 82 (11.31%) CSS
24 82 (11.31%) Cisco
25 81 (11.17%) ASP.NET
26 80 (11.03%) Active Directory
26 80 (11.03%) Scrum

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 47 (6.48%) SharePoint
2 29 (4.00%) IIS
3 19 (2.62%) MS Exchange
4 14 (1.93%) JBoss
5 12 (1.66%) Tomcat
6 11 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
6 11 (1.52%) Skype for Business
7 10 (1.38%) Apache
8 9 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (0.97%) Cloud Foundry
9 7 (0.97%) OpenStack
9 7 (0.97%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.83%) CMS
10 6 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
12 4 (0.55%) Confluence
12 4 (0.55%) nginx
13 3 (0.41%) NServiceBus
14 2 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2000
14 2 (0.28%) Liferay
Applications
1 31 (4.28%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.83%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 18 (2.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.14%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 257 (35.45%) Amazon AWS
2 111 (15.31%) Office 365
3 93 (12.83%) PaaS
4 70 (9.66%) IaaS
5 45 (6.21%) SaaS
6 30 (4.14%) Cloud Computing
7 24 (3.31%) Google Cloud Platform
8 18 (2.48%) Azure Active Directory
9 15 (2.07%) GitHub
10 12 (1.66%) AWS CloudFormation
11 10 (1.38%) Dynamics 365
12 8 (1.10%) OneDrive
13 6 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
14 4 (0.55%) Azure Data Factory
14 4 (0.55%) Cloudflare
14 4 (0.55%) IBM Cloud
14 4 (0.55%) Serverless
14 4 (0.55%) Yammer
15 2 (0.28%) Amazon EMR
15 2 (0.28%) Bluemix
Communications & Networking
1 86 (11.86%) Firewall
2 66 (9.10%) WAN
3 60 (8.28%) VPN
4 53 (7.31%) Wireless
5 38 (5.24%) Cisco ASA
6 19 (2.62%) Internet
7 16 (2.21%) Intrusion Detection
7 16 (2.21%) SAN
8 13 (1.79%) DNS
9 11 (1.52%) LAN
9 11 (1.52%) TCP/IP
10 10 (1.38%) Network Security
11 8 (1.10%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (0.97%) MPLS
12 7 (0.97%) Skype
12 7 (0.97%) VLAN
13 5 (0.69%) BGP
13 5 (0.69%) OSPF
14 4 (0.55%) DHCP
14 4 (0.55%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (24.55%) SQL Server
2 34 (4.69%) MySQL
3 29 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
4 22 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 21 (2.90%) SQL Server 2016
6 20 (2.76%) Relational Database
7 19 (2.62%) Azure SQL Database
7 19 (2.62%) NoSQL
8 18 (2.48%) Oracle Database
8 18 (2.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 15 (2.07%) MongoDB
9 15 (2.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 14 (1.93%) SQL Server 2014
11 13 (1.79%) Power BI
12 11 (1.52%) Hadoop
13 10 (1.38%) Amazon RDS
14 9 (1.24%) Big Data
14 9 (1.24%) RDBMS
14 9 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
15 8 (1.10%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 114 (15.72%) Git (software)
2 93 (12.83%) Jenkins
3 42 (5.79%) Subversion
4 38 (5.24%) TeamCity
5 31 (4.28%) Visual Studio Team System
6 29 (4.00%) Visual Studio
7 27 (3.72%) Sonatype Nexus
8 26 (3.59%) Team Foundation Server
9 20 (2.76%) GitLab
10 17 (2.34%) Maven
10 17 (2.34%) Octopus Deploy
11 14 (1.93%) Selenium
12 12 (1.66%) JMeter
13 10 (1.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 9 (1.24%) Bitbucket
15 8 (1.10%) JIRA
16 7 (0.97%) FishEye
16 7 (0.97%) git-flow
17 6 (0.83%) MSI
18 5 (0.69%) Axure RP
General
1 68 (9.38%) Finance
2 13 (1.79%) Retail
3 11 (1.52%) Local Government
4 8 (1.10%) Manufacturing
5 7 (0.97%) Aerospace
5 7 (0.97%) Banking
6 5 (0.69%) Legal
6 5 (0.69%) Marketing
7 4 (0.55%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.41%) Electronics
8 3 (0.41%) Games
9 2 (0.28%) Automotive
9 2 (0.28%) Back Office
9 2 (0.28%) French Language
9 2 (0.28%) German Language
9 2 (0.28%) Law
10 1 (0.14%) Advertising
10 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 177 (24.41%) Architect
2 146 (20.14%) Developer
3 92 (12.69%) DevOps Engineer
4 58 (8.00%) .NET Developer
4 58 (8.00%) Network Engineer
5 54 (7.45%) Azure Architect
6 48 (6.62%) Azure Engineer
6 48 (6.62%) Cloud Engineer
7 45 (6.21%) Consultant
8 42 (5.79%) Cloud Architect
9 40 (5.52%) Design Engineer
10 39 (5.38%) Implementation Engineer
10 39 (5.38%) Network Design Engineer
10 39 (5.38%) Network Implementation Engineer
11 37 (5.10%) Solutions Architect
12 35 (4.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 30 (4.14%) Azure DevOps
14 27 (3.72%) Analyst
14 27 (3.72%) C# Developer
14 27 (3.72%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 183 (25.24%) .NET
2 87 (12.00%) Web Services
3 83 (11.45%) HTML
4 82 (11.31%) CSS
5 81 (11.17%) ASP.NET
6 77 (10.62%) ASP.NET Web API
7 68 (9.38%) ASP.NET MVC
8 52 (7.17%) .NET Framework
9 48 (6.62%) Dapper ORM
10 45 (6.21%) JSON
11 30 (4.14%) Middleware
12 29 (4.00%) AngularJS
13 24 (3.31%) RESTful
14 19 (2.62%) SOAP
15 15 (2.07%) React
16 13 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 13 (1.79%) REST
17 12 (1.66%) CSS3
17 12 (1.66%) HTML5
17 12 (1.66%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 62 (8.55%) Enterprise Software
2 57 (7.86%) Data Centre
3 41 (5.66%) Public Cloud
4 36 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (3.86%) Greenfield Project
6 20 (2.76%) User Experience
7 18 (2.48%) PKI
8 17 (2.34%) Computer Science
8 17 (2.34%) Hybrid Cloud
9 14 (1.93%) Management Information System
9 14 (1.93%) Self-Motivation
10 12 (1.66%) Private Cloud
11 10 (1.38%) Life Science
12 9 (1.24%) Mobile App
13 8 (1.10%) Data Structures
13 8 (1.10%) N-Tier
13 8 (1.10%) Smart Meter
14 7 (0.97%) DataPower
15 6 (0.83%) Clustering
15 6 (0.83%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 190 (26.21%) Windows
2 123 (16.97%) Linux
3 79 (10.90%) Windows Server
4 42 (5.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 35 (4.83%) Unix
6 32 (4.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 27 (3.72%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (2.76%) Windows 10
9 16 (2.21%) VMS
10 10 (1.38%) CentOS
11 6 (0.83%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.83%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.69%) Android
12 5 (0.69%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.28%) Debian
14 2 (0.28%) HPUX
14 2 (0.28%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.28%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (30.07%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (24.83%) DevOps
3 105 (14.48%) Migration
4 104 (14.34%) Continuous Integration
5 91 (12.55%) MVC
6 80 (11.03%) Scrum
7 69 (9.52%) TDD
8 64 (8.83%) BDD
9 61 (8.41%) ITIL
9 61 (8.41%) Kanban
10 53 (7.31%) WAN Optimisation
11 51 (7.03%) Problem-Solving
12 49 (6.76%) SOLID
13 46 (6.34%) Configuration Management
14 44 (6.07%) Network Design
15 34 (4.69%) Business Intelligence
16 32 (4.41%) Digital Transformation Programme
17 31 (4.28%) Stakeholder Management
18 28 (3.86%) SOA
19 27 (3.72%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 149 (20.55%) SQL
2 134 (18.48%) C#
3 116 (16.00%) JavaScript
4 96 (13.24%) PowerShell
5 45 (6.21%) Python
6 42 (5.79%) Java
7 29 (4.00%) Shell Script
8 28 (3.86%) PHP
9 23 (3.17%) Perl
10 18 (2.48%) T-SQL
11 8 (1.10%) Bash Shell
11 8 (1.10%) Java 8
11 8 (1.10%) Ruby
12 6 (0.83%) Go
12 6 (0.83%) PL/SQL
12 6 (0.83%) XAML
13 5 (0.69%) TypeScript
14 4 (0.55%) Scala
15 3 (0.41%) Haskell
15 3 (0.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 61 (8.41%) Security Cleared
2 53 (7.31%) SC Cleared
3 29 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
4 28 (3.86%) Degree
5 27 (3.72%) CCNP
6 18 (2.48%) CISSP
7 17 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (1.93%) MCSE
9 11 (1.52%) TOGAF Certification
10 10 (1.38%) AWS Certification
10 10 (1.38%) CCIE
11 7 (0.97%) OCP
11 7 (0.97%) Oracle Certification
12 6 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.69%) CISM
13 5 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 4 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
14 4 (0.55%) CCNA
14 4 (0.55%) CEH
14 4 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.07%) GDPR
2 11 (1.52%) SLA
3 3 (0.41%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.41%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.41%) PMO
4 2 (0.28%) Actionable Recommendations
4 2 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 2 (0.28%) GCP
4 2 (0.28%) HIPAA
4 2 (0.28%) QA
4 2 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.14%) WCAG
System Software
1 80 (11.03%) Active Directory
2 53 (7.31%) Docker
3 51 (7.03%) Hyper-V
4 33 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 19 (2.62%) Virtual Machines
6 14 (1.93%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (0.97%) vSphere
8 6 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (0.69%) XenApp
10 3 (0.41%) BitLocker
10 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.41%) ProxySG
11 2 (0.28%) NFS
11 2 (0.28%) Samba
11 2 (0.28%) Squid
11 2 (0.28%) Varnish
11 2 (0.28%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.28%) Xen
Systems Management
1 86 (11.86%) Puppet
2 78 (10.76%) Ansible
3 60 (8.28%) Opscode Chef
4 50 (6.90%) FortiGate
5 31 (4.28%) Terraform
6 27 (3.72%) SCCM
7 22 (3.03%) Kubernetes
8 17 (2.34%) Microsoft Intune
8 17 (2.34%) Nagios
9 15 (2.07%) logstash
10 14 (1.93%) Graylog
11 13 (1.79%) SCOM
12 12 (1.66%) Single Sign-On
13 11 (1.52%) Automic
14 10 (1.38%) Rundeck
14 10 (1.38%) Tivoli
15 9 (1.24%) WSUS
16 7 (0.97%) SCOrch
17 6 (0.83%) Jamf Pro
18 5 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 232 (32.00%) Microsoft
2 107 (14.76%) Oracle
3 85 (11.72%) VMware
4 82 (11.31%) Cisco
5 66 (9.10%) CheckPoint
6 55 (7.59%) McAfee
7 54 (7.45%) Fortinet
8 52 (7.17%) Aruba
9 37 (5.10%) Google
10 36 (4.97%) Nokia
11 33 (4.55%) IBM
12 29 (4.00%) Red Hat
13 26 (3.59%) HP
14 20 (2.76%) Citrix
15 19 (2.62%) F5
16 17 (2.34%) Blue Coat
17 14 (1.93%) BMC
18 12 (1.66%) Splunk
19 11 (1.52%) Micro Focus
20 10 (1.38%) Serena