Period
to 20 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 34 46
Rank change year-on-year +24 +12 +141
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 752 367 333
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 9.08% 4.73% 3.47%
As % of the Cloud Services category 47.27% 38.23% 46.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 504 270 251
Midlands median daily rate £450 £444 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.41% +4.41% +16.44%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £313
90th Percentile £575 £575 £625
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +10.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 - £18.25
10th Percentile £19.00 - £13.83
90th Percentile £21.00 - £22.88
England median hourly rate £31.00 £47.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year -34.74% +9.20% +24.29%

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 1,591 960 715
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 19.20% 12.38% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,024 617 468
Midlands median daily rate £450 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.36% +0.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £260 £237 £288
90th Percentile £575 £569 £575
England median daily rate £479 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +3.51% +2.78% +9.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 20 12
Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £12.75 £13.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -7.88% -23.11%
10th Percentile £10.50 £9.68 £10.78
90th Percentile £25.50 £51.73 £26.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.44% +7.89% -15.56%

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 July 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 July 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 +18 541 £475 +3.26% 138
East Midlands +42 209 £400 +23.08% 69
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 292 (38.83%) Microsoft
2 266 (35.37%) Agile Software Development
3 225 (29.92%) Amazon AWS
4 218 (28.99%) .NET
5 216 (28.72%) DevOps
6 194 (25.80%) Windows
7 174 (23.14%) C#
8 166 (22.07%) SQL Server
9 149 (19.81%) SQL
10 126 (16.76%) PowerShell
11 122 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
12 116 (15.43%) Office 365
13 108 (14.36%) Git (software)
14 106 (14.10%) JavaScript
15 99 (13.16%) PaaS
16 95 (12.63%) Linux
17 92 (12.23%) MVC
17 92 (12.23%) Scrum
18 90 (11.97%) Migration
19 88 (11.70%) IaaS
20 85 (11.30%) ASP.NET
21 84 (11.17%) Oracle
22 81 (10.77%) Active Directory
23 80 (10.64%) VMware
23 80 (10.64%) Puppet
23 80 (10.64%) Windows Server
24 79 (10.51%) Ansible
25 78 (10.37%) Web Services
26 75 (9.97%) HTML
26 75 (9.97%) Jenkins

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 46 (6.12%) SharePoint
2 17 (2.26%) Confluence
2 17 (2.26%) Elasticsearch
3 16 (2.13%) IIS
4 14 (1.86%) MS Exchange
5 11 (1.46%) CMS
6 8 (1.06%) Apache
6 8 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (0.80%) nginx
7 6 (0.80%) OpenStack
8 5 (0.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 5 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (0.66%) NServiceBus
9 4 (0.53%) Skype for Business
9 4 (0.53%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
10 3 (0.40%) NetWeaver
10 3 (0.40%) Sitefinity
11 2 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 22 (2.93%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.40%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 17 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.13%) Movex
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.13%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 225 (29.92%) Amazon AWS
2 116 (15.43%) Office 365
3 99 (13.16%) PaaS
4 88 (11.70%) IaaS
5 67 (8.91%) SaaS
6 42 (5.59%) Cloud Computing
7 29 (3.86%) Google Cloud Platform
8 23 (3.06%) Azure Active Directory
9 22 (2.93%) Dynamics 365
10 15 (1.99%) Serverless
11 9 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
12 7 (0.93%) OneDrive
13 6 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (0.80%) GitHub
14 4 (0.53%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.53%) Cloudflare
14 4 (0.53%) IBM Cloud
14 4 (0.53%) Yammer
15 3 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
15 3 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 73 (9.71%) Firewall
2 46 (6.12%) VPN
3 45 (5.98%) WAN
4 37 (4.92%) Wireless
5 30 (3.99%) Cisco ASA
6 21 (2.79%) DNS
7 15 (1.99%) Internet
7 15 (1.99%) SAN
8 12 (1.60%) DHCP
9 11 (1.46%) SSL
10 10 (1.33%) LAN
11 9 (1.20%) Network Security
12 8 (1.06%) Remote Desktop
12 8 (1.06%) Reverse Proxy
12 8 (1.06%) TCP/IP
13 7 (0.93%) Cisco Firepower
13 7 (0.93%) HTTP
14 6 (0.80%) Cisco Nexus
14 6 (0.80%) FTP
14 6 (0.80%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (22.07%) SQL Server
2 36 (4.79%) Data Warehouse
3 25 (3.32%) Azure SQL Database
4 23 (3.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (2.39%) Oracle Database
5 18 (2.39%) Power BI
6 17 (2.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 16 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 15 (1.99%) MySQL
8 15 (1.99%) Relational Database
8 15 (1.99%) SQL Server 2014
8 15 (1.99%) SQL Server 2016
9 14 (1.86%) NoSQL
10 12 (1.60%) MongoDB
11 11 (1.46%) Big Data
12 10 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
13 9 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
14 8 (1.06%) Hadoop
14 8 (1.06%) QlikView
15 7 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 108 (14.36%) Git (software)
2 75 (9.97%) Jenkins
3 60 (7.98%) Visual Studio Team System
4 49 (6.52%) Visual Studio
5 44 (5.85%) Team Foundation Server
6 38 (5.05%) Subversion
7 29 (3.86%) JIRA
8 26 (3.46%) Sonatype Nexus
9 24 (3.19%) TeamCity
10 23 (3.06%) Maven
11 19 (2.53%) Octopus Deploy
12 15 (1.99%) Bitbucket
13 11 (1.46%) MSI
14 10 (1.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 9 (1.20%) GitLab
15 9 (1.20%) Selenium
16 7 (0.93%) HP UFT
17 6 (0.80%) Grunt
17 6 (0.80%) gulp
17 6 (0.80%) Vagrant
General
1 62 (8.24%) Finance
2 13 (1.73%) Retail
3 12 (1.60%) Local Government
4 10 (1.33%) Marketing
5 9 (1.20%) Manufacturing
6 7 (0.93%) Back Office
7 6 (0.80%) Banking
7 6 (0.80%) Legal
7 6 (0.80%) Telecoms
8 5 (0.66%) Electronics
9 4 (0.53%) Games
10 3 (0.40%) Publishing
11 2 (0.27%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.13%) Advertising
12 1 (0.13%) Automotive
12 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.13%) French Language
12 1 (0.13%) German Language
12 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 169 (22.47%) Developer
2 154 (20.48%) Architect
3 107 (14.23%) DevOps Engineer
4 89 (11.84%) .NET Developer
5 69 (9.18%) Azure Engineer
6 57 (7.58%) Azure Architect
7 52 (6.91%) Azure DevOps
8 50 (6.65%) Cloud Engineer
9 45 (5.98%) Consultant
10 44 (5.85%) Solutions Architect
11 43 (5.72%) Cloud Architect
12 42 (5.59%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 38 (5.05%) Network Engineer
14 36 (4.79%) Azure Developer
14 36 (4.79%) C# Developer
15 33 (4.39%) AWS DevOps
16 30 (3.99%) Design Engineer
16 30 (3.99%) Implementation Engineer
16 30 (3.99%) Network Design Engineer
16 30 (3.99%) Network Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 218 (28.99%) .NET
2 85 (11.30%) ASP.NET
3 78 (10.37%) Web Services
4 75 (9.97%) HTML
5 73 (9.71%) CSS
6 67 (8.91%) ASP.NET Web API
7 64 (8.51%) ASP.NET MVC
8 60 (7.98%) .NET Framework
9 49 (6.52%) JSON
10 41 (5.45%) Dapper ORM
11 33 (4.39%) .NET Core
11 33 (4.39%) AngularJS
12 27 (3.59%) Node.js
13 25 (3.32%) REST
14 24 (3.19%) Middleware
15 23 (3.06%) React
16 22 (2.93%) Entity Framework
17 17 (2.26%) jQuery
18 16 (2.13%) RESTful
19 15 (1.99%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 63 (8.38%) Enterprise Software
2 61 (8.11%) Data Centre
3 50 (6.65%) Public Cloud
4 29 (3.86%) User Experience
5 25 (3.32%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (3.06%) Greenfield Project
7 20 (2.66%) Self-Motivation
8 14 (1.86%) Management Information System
9 12 (1.60%) Mobile App
9 12 (1.60%) Private Cloud
10 9 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
11 7 (0.93%) Clustering
11 7 (0.93%) Computer Science
11 7 (0.93%) Data Structures
11 7 (0.93%) Smart Meter
12 5 (0.66%) NHS
12 5 (0.66%) N-Tier
12 5 (0.66%) PKI
13 3 (0.40%) Life Science
13 3 (0.40%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 194 (25.80%) Windows
2 95 (12.63%) Linux
3 80 (10.64%) Windows Server
4 41 (5.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (3.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (2.79%) Windows 10
7 18 (2.39%) Unix
8 16 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (1.33%) Apple iOS
9 10 (1.33%) VMS
10 9 (1.20%) Android
11 8 (1.06%) Windows 7
12 7 (0.93%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.53%) CentOS
13 4 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.40%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.27%) Debian
15 2 (0.27%) Solaris
15 2 (0.27%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 266 (35.37%) Agile Software Development
2 216 (28.72%) DevOps
3 122 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
4 92 (12.23%) MVC
4 92 (12.23%) Scrum
5 90 (11.97%) Migration
6 74 (9.84%) TDD
7 68 (9.04%) Configuration Management
8 65 (8.64%) BDD
9 56 (7.45%) Kanban
10 49 (6.52%) Business Intelligence
11 44 (5.85%) ITIL
12 41 (5.45%) Deployment Automation
13 38 (5.05%) Test Automation
14 34 (4.52%) Network Design
14 34 (4.52%) SOLID
15 33 (4.39%) WAN Optimisation
16 32 (4.26%) Microservices
17 31 (4.12%) Project Management
18 30 (3.99%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 174 (23.14%) C#
2 149 (19.81%) SQL
3 126 (16.76%) PowerShell
4 106 (14.10%) JavaScript
5 48 (6.38%) Python
6 43 (5.72%) Java
7 32 (4.26%) T-SQL
8 26 (3.46%) Perl
9 18 (2.39%) Bash Shell
10 17 (2.26%) PHP
11 12 (1.60%) PL/SQL
11 12 (1.60%) Shell Script
12 7 (0.93%) TypeScript
13 5 (0.66%) Java 8
13 5 (0.66%) XAML
14 4 (0.53%) Go
14 4 (0.53%) VBScript
15 3 (0.40%) C
16 2 (0.27%) C++
16 2 (0.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 75 (9.97%) Security Cleared
2 58 (7.71%) SC Cleared
3 28 (3.72%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (3.06%) MCSE
5 20 (2.66%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (2.53%) Degree
7 17 (2.26%) CCNP
8 15 (1.99%) CISSP
9 14 (1.86%) BPSS Clearance
10 11 (1.46%) CCIE
11 10 (1.33%) DBS Check
12 9 (1.20%) TOGAF Certification
13 8 (1.06%) AWS Certification
14 7 (0.93%) CCNA
15 6 (0.80%) BC Cleared
16 5 (0.66%) Oracle Certification
16 5 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 4 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
17 4 (0.53%) OCP
17 4 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.33%) SLA
2 8 (1.06%) GDPR
3 6 (0.80%) QA
4 4 (0.53%) GCP
5 3 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.40%) PMO
6 2 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.27%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 81 (10.77%) Active Directory
2 65 (8.64%) Docker
3 43 (5.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 40 (5.32%) Hyper-V
5 16 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (1.20%) XenApp
8 8 (1.06%) vSphere
9 6 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (0.53%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.40%) BitLocker
11 3 (0.40%) ProxySG
11 3 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.27%) NFS
12 2 (0.27%) Samba
12 2 (0.27%) Squid
12 2 (0.27%) Varnish
12 2 (0.27%) Xen
13 1 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 80 (10.64%) Puppet
2 79 (10.51%) Ansible
3 63 (8.38%) Opscode Chef
4 33 (4.39%) SCCM
5 32 (4.26%) FortiGate
6 25 (3.32%) Kubernetes
6 25 (3.32%) Terraform
6 25 (3.32%) WSUS
7 22 (2.93%) Microsoft Intune
8 12 (1.60%) Nagios
9 10 (1.33%) SCOM
10 9 (1.20%) logstash
11 8 (1.06%) McAfee ePO
12 7 (0.93%) NetBackup
12 7 (0.93%) Single Sign-On
13 6 (0.80%) vCenter Server
14 5 (0.66%) Kibana
14 5 (0.66%) Rundeck
14 5 (0.66%) SCOrch
14 5 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 292 (38.83%) Microsoft
2 84 (11.17%) Oracle
3 80 (10.64%) VMware
4 65 (8.64%) Cisco
5 49 (6.52%) CheckPoint
6 48 (6.38%) McAfee
7 37 (4.92%) Google
8 36 (4.79%) Fortinet
9 31 (4.12%) Aruba
10 30 (3.99%) Nokia
11 27 (3.59%) Red Hat
12 21 (2.79%) IBM
13 16 (2.13%) Citrix
14 15 (1.99%) HP
15 13 (1.73%) F5
16 12 (1.60%) SAP
17 11 (1.46%) NetApp
18 10 (1.33%) Capita
18 10 (1.33%) Xamarin
19 9 (1.20%) Tableau