Period
to 15 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an Azure Architect was £555 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 156 178 205
Rank change year-on-year +22 +27 -30
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Architect 41 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.81% 0.26% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 0.28% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 9
West Midlands median daily rate £555 £481 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.32% -3.75% +5.26%
10th Percentile £463 £453 £472
90th Percentile £609 £599 £635
England median daily rate £575 £540 £525
% change year-on-year +6.48% +2.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £65.00 -

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 4,770 4,335 5,860
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.42% 94.80% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,877 2,717 3,485
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.84%
10th Percentile £231 £213 £235
90th Percentile £575 £543 £540
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 203 224
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +13.33% -12.99%
10th Percentile £10.98 £10.34 £10.00
90th Percentile £31.60 £50.00 £39.28
England median hourly rate £18.06 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.44% +1.08% +2.89%

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 15 October 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 15 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
Shropshire -33 13 £595 -
Birmingham -3 11 £475 -11.63% 5
Coventry -6 8 £600 +29.73% 3
Warwickshire +7 2 £574 +6.74%
Herefordshire - 2 - - 1
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 - - 2
Azure Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 41 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (46.34%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (29.27%) DevOps
5 11 (26.83%) Microsoft
6 9 (21.95%) Scrum
6 9 (21.95%) Workflow
7 8 (19.51%) SaaS
7 8 (19.51%) PaaS
8 7 (17.07%) Risk Management
8 7 (17.07%) Configuration Management
8 7 (17.07%) Data Modelling
8 7 (17.07%) SOA
9 6 (14.63%) Kubernetes
9 6 (14.63%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (14.63%) Ansible
9 6 (14.63%) Docker
9 6 (14.63%) IaaS
9 6 (14.63%) API Design
9 6 (14.63%) Web Services
9 6 (14.63%) Linux
9 6 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (14.63%) Puppet
10 5 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (12.20%) .NET
10 5 (12.20%) Change Management
10 5 (12.20%) User Experience
10 5 (12.20%) Microservices
10 5 (12.20%) SDLC
11 4 (9.76%) Cybersecurity

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 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 41 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (46.34%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (19.51%) PaaS
3 8 (19.51%) SaaS
4 6 (14.63%) IaaS
5 1 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.44%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) DHCP
1 1 (2.44%) DNS
1 1 (2.44%) Firewall
1 1 (2.44%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio Team System
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.63%) Web Services
2 5 (12.20%) .NET
3 3 (7.32%) JSON
3 3 (7.32%) WF
4 2 (4.88%) Middleware
5 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) User Experience
2 3 (7.32%) N-Tier
2 3 (7.32%) Public Cloud
3 2 (4.88%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.44%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.63%) Linux
2 3 (7.32%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (29.27%) DevOps
3 9 (21.95%) Scrum
3 9 (21.95%) Workflow
4 7 (17.07%) Configuration Management
4 7 (17.07%) Data Modelling
4 7 (17.07%) Risk Management
4 7 (17.07%) SOA
5 6 (14.63%) API Design
5 6 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (12.20%) Change Management
6 5 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (12.20%) Microservices
6 5 (12.20%) SDLC
7 4 (9.76%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (9.76%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (9.76%) Migration
7 4 (9.76%) TOGAF
8 3 (7.32%) OO
8 3 (7.32%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.88%) C#
1 2 (4.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (4.88%) CITP
2 1 (2.44%) CISSP
System Software
1 6 (14.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (14.63%) Ansible
1 6 (14.63%) Kubernetes
1 6 (14.63%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (14.63%) Puppet
2 2 (4.88%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (26.83%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.88%) IBM