Period
to 20 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 35 142
Rank change year-on-year +9 +107 +29
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 546 441 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 6.70% 4.56% 1.12%
As % of the Cloud Services category 47.35% 47.88% 26.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 275 56
Midlands median daily rate £440 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.57% +9.38% -13.51%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £303
90th Percentile £588 £620 £600
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Midlands median hourly rate £42.50 £16.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +165.63% - -
England median hourly rate £37.50 £26.38 £37.50
% change year-on-year +42.18% -29.67% +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 1153 921 364
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 14.14% 9.53% 4.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 748 533 218
Midlands median daily rate £425 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £219 £275 £213
90th Percentile £575 £584 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 20 5
Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £17.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.71% -5.56% -20.67%
10th Percentile £10.29 £11.07 £11.75
90th Percentile £27.73 £21.47 £23.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £21.64
% change year-on-year +5.26% -12.20% +20.22%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 +14 371 £450 +9.09% 61
East Midlands +30 173 £400 -21.95% 40
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 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.

1 170 (31.14%) .NET
2 154 (28.21%) Microsoft
3 151 (27.66%) Windows
3 151 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
4 146 (26.74%) Amazon AWS
5 129 (23.63%) DevOps
6 117 (21.43%) C#
7 112 (20.51%) SQL Server
8 103 (18.86%) Active Directory
9 97 (17.77%) Migration
10 93 (17.03%) MVC
11 92 (16.85%) Office 365
12 87 (15.93%) SQL
13 77 (14.10%) Linux
14 76 (13.92%) JavaScript
14 76 (13.92%) PaaS
15 74 (13.55%) PowerShell
16 71 (13.00%) Git (software)
17 70 (12.82%) IaaS
18 65 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
19 64 (11.72%) TDD
20 63 (11.54%) Web Services
21 62 (11.36%) CSS
21 62 (11.36%) HTML
22 61 (11.17%) BDD
23 60 (10.99%) Scrum
24 57 (10.44%) ASP.NET Web API
25 56 (10.26%) SharePoint
26 53 (9.71%) Windows Server
27 51 (9.34%) Oracle

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 56 (10.26%) SharePoint
2 28 (5.13%) Elasticsearch
3 24 (4.40%) IIS
4 17 (3.11%) Confluence
4 17 (3.11%) Skype for Business
5 16 (2.93%) Cloud Foundry
6 13 (2.38%) CMS
7 12 (2.20%) SharePoint 2010
8 10 (1.83%) MS Exchange
9 8 (1.47%) DNN
9 8 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
10 7 (1.28%) Apache
10 7 (1.28%) nginx
10 7 (1.28%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (0.73%) Oracle Workflow
12 3 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (0.55%) GeoServer
12 3 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.55%) Umbraco
Applications
1 21 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.37%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.37%) SPSS
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.18%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 36 (6.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.92%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 146 (26.74%) Amazon AWS
2 92 (16.85%) Office 365
3 76 (13.92%) PaaS
4 70 (12.82%) IaaS
5 37 (6.78%) SaaS
6 31 (5.68%) Azure Active Directory
7 25 (4.58%) Dynamics 365
8 17 (3.11%) Cloud Computing
9 14 (2.56%) Heroku
10 12 (2.20%) GitHub
10 12 (2.20%) OneDrive
11 9 (1.65%) OpenShift
12 4 (0.73%) Azure Data Factory
13 3 (0.55%) Azure Machine Learning
13 3 (0.55%) Serverless
14 2 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.37%) iPaaS
14 2 (0.37%) Route 53
14 2 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 45 (8.24%) Firewall
2 44 (8.06%) WAN
3 33 (6.04%) VPN
4 30 (5.49%) Wireless
5 19 (3.48%) Cisco ASA
6 16 (2.93%) Internet
7 14 (2.56%) DNS
8 13 (2.38%) Intrusion Detection
9 10 (1.83%) Skype
10 9 (1.65%) VLAN
11 8 (1.47%) LAN
11 8 (1.47%) MPLS
12 7 (1.28%) BGP
12 7 (1.28%) HSRP
12 7 (1.28%) OSPF
12 7 (1.28%) SAN
12 7 (1.28%) TCP/IP
13 6 (1.10%) DHCP
14 5 (0.92%) Reverse Proxy
14 5 (0.92%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (20.51%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (3.30%) Azure SQL Database
4 17 (3.11%) MySQL
5 16 (2.93%) NoSQL
6 12 (2.20%) SQL Server 2016
7 10 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (1.65%) Data Lake
8 9 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (1.65%) MongoDB
8 9 (1.65%) Power BI
9 8 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (1.28%) Big Data
10 7 (1.28%) SQL Server 2014
11 6 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
12 5 (0.92%) Hadoop
13 4 (0.73%) Apache Hive
13 4 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 71 (13.00%) Git (software)
2 45 (8.24%) Jenkins
3 27 (4.95%) TeamCity
4 23 (4.21%) Subversion
5 20 (3.66%) JIRA
6 17 (3.11%) Visual Studio
6 17 (3.11%) Visual Studio Team System
7 13 (2.38%) Bitbucket
7 13 (2.38%) Octopus Deploy
8 12 (2.20%) Vagrant
9 11 (2.01%) Maven
10 10 (1.83%) Sonatype Nexus
11 9 (1.65%) GitLab
12 7 (1.28%) Selenium
12 7 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
13 6 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 6 (1.10%) Protractor
14 5 (0.92%) Axure RP
14 5 (0.92%) git-flow
14 5 (0.92%) NuGet
General
1 37 (6.78%) Finance
2 12 (2.20%) Billing
3 11 (2.01%) Marketing
3 11 (2.01%) Retail
4 9 (1.65%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (0.92%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.55%) Advertising
7 3 (0.55%) Banking
7 3 (0.55%) Electronics
7 3 (0.55%) Games
7 3 (0.55%) Law
8 2 (0.37%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.37%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.37%) Publishing
9 1 (0.18%) Automotive
9 1 (0.18%) Back Office
9 1 (0.18%) Legal
9 1 (0.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 131 (23.99%) Developer
2 105 (19.23%) Architect
3 64 (11.72%) .NET Developer
4 49 (8.97%) DevOps Engineer
5 48 (8.79%) Consultant
6 44 (8.06%) Azure Architect
7 43 (7.88%) Azure Engineer
8 39 (7.14%) Network Engineer
9 33 (6.04%) Azure Developer
10 31 (5.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 28 (5.13%) Lead DevOps
12 25 (4.58%) Project Manager
13 23 (4.21%) C# Developer
13 23 (4.21%) Implementation Engineer
14 22 (4.03%) Administrator
14 22 (4.03%) Azure Consultant
14 22 (4.03%) Network Implementation Engineer
15 21 (3.85%) Analyst
16 20 (3.66%) Senior Architect
17 19 (3.48%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 170 (31.14%) .NET
2 63 (11.54%) Web Services
3 62 (11.36%) CSS
3 62 (11.36%) HTML
4 57 (10.44%) ASP.NET Web API
5 51 (9.34%) ASP.NET
6 34 (6.23%) SOAP
7 33 (6.04%) ASP.NET MVC
8 26 (4.76%) .NET Framework
8 26 (4.76%) RESTful
9 24 (4.40%) AngularJS
10 23 (4.21%) HTML5
11 18 (3.30%) CSS3
12 17 (3.11%) Backbone.js
12 17 (3.11%) Dapper ORM
12 17 (3.11%) REST
13 16 (2.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 14 (2.56%) jQuery
14 14 (2.56%) Spring
14 14 (2.56%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 30 (5.49%) Data Centre
2 28 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (4.40%) Enterprise Software
4 23 (4.21%) Computer Science
5 16 (2.93%) User Experience
6 14 (2.56%) Life Science
7 13 (2.38%) Wiki
8 12 (2.20%) Greenfield Project
9 10 (1.83%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.10%) Public Cloud
11 5 (0.92%) PKI
12 4 (0.73%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.73%) Private Cloud
13 3 (0.55%) Driving Licence
13 3 (0.55%) NHS
13 3 (0.55%) N-Tier
14 2 (0.37%) Algorithms
14 2 (0.37%) Clustering
14 2 (0.37%) Data Protection Act
14 2 (0.37%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 151 (27.66%) Windows
2 77 (14.10%) Linux
3 53 (9.71%) Windows Server
4 31 (5.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (4.76%) Windows 10
6 22 (4.03%) Windows 7
7 16 (2.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (2.20%) Unix
9 6 (1.10%) Windows 8
10 5 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.92%) VMS
11 4 (0.73%) Android
11 4 (0.73%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.37%) CentOS
12 2 (0.37%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.18%) Debian
13 1 (0.18%) Fedora
13 1 (0.18%) Solaris
13 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.18%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (23.63%) DevOps
3 97 (17.77%) Migration
4 93 (17.03%) MVC
5 65 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
6 64 (11.72%) TDD
7 61 (11.17%) BDD
8 60 (10.99%) Scrum
9 48 (8.79%) ITIL
10 45 (8.24%) Microservices
11 44 (8.06%) Kanban
12 41 (7.51%) Continuous Delivery
12 41 (7.51%) CRM
13 39 (7.14%) Configuration Management
14 38 (6.96%) Test Automation
15 36 (6.59%) WAN Optimisation
16 34 (6.23%) Enterprise Architecture
17 31 (5.68%) SOLID
18 27 (4.95%) Project Management
19 22 (4.03%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 117 (21.43%) C#
2 87 (15.93%) SQL
3 76 (13.92%) JavaScript
4 74 (13.55%) PowerShell
5 30 (5.49%) Java
6 25 (4.58%) Python
7 13 (2.38%) Perl
7 13 (2.38%) PHP
8 12 (2.20%) T-SQL
9 8 (1.47%) Ruby
9 8 (1.47%) TypeScript
10 6 (1.10%) Shell Script
11 5 (0.92%) ES6
11 5 (0.92%) XAML
12 4 (0.73%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.73%) MATLAB
12 4 (0.73%) R
13 3 (0.55%) C++
13 3 (0.55%) VB
14 2 (0.37%) C
Qualifications
1 31 (5.68%) Degree
2 30 (5.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (4.03%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (3.85%) Security Cleared
5 19 (3.48%) MCSE
6 18 (3.30%) SC Cleared
7 17 (3.11%) CCNP
8 15 (2.75%) MCSA
9 7 (1.28%) CCNA
10 6 (1.10%) CCIE
10 6 (1.10%) Check Point Certification
10 6 (1.10%) CISSP
10 6 (1.10%) MCTS
10 6 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (0.92%) ISEB
11 5 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 4 (0.73%) APMP
12 4 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (0.73%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.48%) HIPAA
1 19 (3.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 18 (3.30%) Actionable Recommendations
3 16 (2.93%) QA
4 4 (0.73%) SLA
5 3 (0.55%) COBIT
5 3 (0.55%) WAI
5 3 (0.55%) WCAG
6 2 (0.37%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.37%) GCP
6 2 (0.37%) GDPR
7 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.18%) PMO
System Software
1 103 (18.86%) Active Directory
2 40 (7.33%) Docker
2 40 (7.33%) Virtual Machines
3 24 (4.40%) Hyper-V
4 17 (3.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (1.10%) Virtual Servers
5 6 (1.10%) XenApp
6 4 (0.73%) vSphere
7 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (0.55%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.18%) KVM
9 1 (0.18%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.18%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.18%) Xen
Systems Management
1 37 (6.78%) Puppet
2 33 (6.04%) Ansible
3 27 (4.95%) SCCM
4 25 (4.58%) FortiGate
5 24 (4.40%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (2.75%) Terraform
7 14 (2.56%) Kubernetes
8 8 (1.47%) Microsoft Intune
9 7 (1.28%) SCOM
10 5 (0.92%) Nagios
11 4 (0.73%) AirWatch
11 4 (0.73%) Docker Swarm
11 4 (0.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 2 (0.37%) logstash
12 2 (0.37%) ZABBIX
13 1 (0.18%) Kibana
13 1 (0.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 1 (0.18%) Salt
13 1 (0.18%) SCOrch
13 1 (0.18%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 154 (28.21%) Microsoft
2 51 (9.34%) Oracle
3 50 (9.16%) Cisco
4 43 (7.88%) VMware
5 37 (6.78%) CheckPoint
6 34 (6.23%) Fortinet
7 29 (5.31%) McAfee
8 19 (3.48%) BMC
8 19 (3.48%) Citrix
9 17 (3.11%) IBM
10 16 (2.93%) Nokia
11 15 (2.75%) Aruba
11 15 (2.75%) F5
12 14 (2.56%) Atlassian
12 14 (2.56%) Blue Coat
13 13 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
14 12 (2.20%) Red Hat
15 9 (1.65%) HP
16 6 (1.10%) MuleSoft
16 6 (1.10%) SAP