Period
to 14 August 2018

The median contractor rate for an Azure Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Architect
England > West Midlands
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 155 162 195
Rank change year-on-year +7 +33 -
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Architect 44 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.87% 0.35% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 0.37% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 11
West Midlands median daily rate £550 £488 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.82% -2.50% -
10th Percentile £463 £456 £450
90th Percentile £607 £600 £600
England median daily rate £575 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £65.00 £80.00
% change year-on-year -46.15% -18.75% +128.57%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4,784 4,077 5,781
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.40% 94.66% 95.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,892 2,568 3,393
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +9.59%
10th Percentile £245 £225 £220
90th Percentile £575 £544 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 171 195
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £15.64 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.90% +4.27% -14.29%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.45
90th Percentile £34.50 £45.00 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.51 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +0.07% -2.63% +6.35%

Azure Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Azure Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Azure Architect in the West Midlands

Azure Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure Architect in the West Midlands

Azure Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure Architect in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure Architect in the West Midlands

Azure Architect
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Azure Architect within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 14 August 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
Shropshire -13 15 £550 +18.92%
Birmingham -13 10 £475 -11.63% 2
Coventry -8 7 £600 +29.73%
Herefordshire - 4 - -
Warwickshire +3 3 £585 +8.84%
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Azure Architect
England

Azure Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, Azure Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region featuring Azure Architect in the job title.

1 44 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (40.91%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (31.82%) Microsoft
5 12 (27.27%) DevOps
6 10 (22.73%) PaaS
7 9 (20.45%) IaaS
7 9 (20.45%) Workflow
8 8 (18.18%) Migration
8 8 (18.18%) SOA
8 8 (18.18%) .NET
8 8 (18.18%) Web Services
9 7 (15.91%) Scrum
9 7 (15.91%) Risk Management
10 6 (13.64%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (13.64%) Ansible
10 6 (13.64%) Docker
10 6 (13.64%) SaaS
10 6 (13.64%) Kubernetes
10 6 (13.64%) Puppet
10 6 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (13.64%) Configuration Management
10 6 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (13.64%) Linux
10 6 (13.64%) Data Modelling
11 5 (11.36%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (11.36%) Windows
11 5 (11.36%) JSON
11 5 (11.36%) Change Management
11 5 (11.36%) Microservices

Azure Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West 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 2 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2000
2 1 (2.27%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 44 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (40.91%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (22.73%) PaaS
4 9 (20.45%) IaaS
5 6 (13.64%) SaaS
6 3 (6.82%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (4.55%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (2.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (2.27%) DHCP
1 1 (2.27%) DNS
1 1 (2.27%) Firewall
1 1 (2.27%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (2.27%) Unified Communications
1 1 (2.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.36%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.55%) Big Data
3 2 (4.55%) Data Lake
4 1 (2.27%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio Team System
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (18.18%) .NET
1 8 (18.18%) Web Services
2 5 (11.36%) JSON
3 3 (6.82%) WF
4 2 (4.55%) RESTful
4 2 (4.55%) XML
5 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.27%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Private Cloud
1 4 (9.09%) User Experience
2 3 (6.82%) N-Tier
2 3 (6.82%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.27%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.64%) Linux
2 5 (11.36%) Windows
3 1 (2.27%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.27%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.27%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (2.27%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (27.27%) DevOps
3 9 (20.45%) Workflow
4 8 (18.18%) Migration
4 8 (18.18%) SOA
5 7 (15.91%) Risk Management
5 7 (15.91%) Scrum
6 6 (13.64%) Configuration Management
6 6 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (13.64%) Data Modelling
6 6 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (11.36%) Change Management
7 5 (11.36%) Microservices
7 5 (11.36%) SDLC
8 4 (9.09%) API Design
8 4 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (9.09%) Data Migration
8 4 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (9.09%) Service Design
9 3 (6.82%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.09%) C#
1 4 (9.09%) SQL
2 2 (4.55%) Java
2 2 (4.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (2.27%) CISSP
1 1 (2.27%) CITP
System Software
1 6 (13.64%) Docker
2 2 (4.55%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.27%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.27%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (13.64%) Ansible
1 6 (13.64%) Kubernetes
1 6 (13.64%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (13.64%) Puppet
2 1 (2.27%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (2.27%) SCCM
2 1 (2.27%) SCOM
2 1 (2.27%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.55%) IBM
3 1 (2.27%) Capita
3 1 (2.27%) Cisco
3 1 (2.27%) Citrix
3 1 (2.27%) VMware