Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 162 177 178
Rank change year-on-year +15 +1 -
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Architect 20 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.42% 0.27% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.28% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 1
West Midlands median daily rate £550 £508 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.37% +6.84% -
10th Percentile £455 £425 £463
90th Percentile £625 £581 £488
England median daily rate £540 £550 £500
% change year-on-year -1.82% +10.00% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £80.00
% change year-on-year - -56.25% +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 4,552 4,979 4,823
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.11% 94.62% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,840 3,009 2,698
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £377
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.24% +7.57%
10th Percentile £213 £225 £225
90th Percentile £550 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 222 201
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.66 £16.88 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.58% +5.47% +1.52%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.76 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £40.00 £36.25
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.08% - +11.45%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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
Coventry +13 5 £550 +0.92%
Warwickshire - 5 £500 -
Shropshire -2 4 £613 +36.11%
Birmingham -10 2 £400 -20.00% 2
Azure Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (35.00%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (30.00%) Technical Architecture
5 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (25.00%) SQL
5 5 (25.00%) Windows
5 5 (25.00%) Linux
5 5 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
6 4 (20.00%) Public Cloud
6 4 (20.00%) Ansible
6 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
6 4 (20.00%) Identity Management
6 4 (20.00%) Migration
6 4 (20.00%) PaaS
7 3 (15.00%) WF
7 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (15.00%) Data Migration
7 3 (15.00%) Workflow
7 3 (15.00%) TOGAF
7 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (15.00%) Scrum
7 3 (15.00%) ITSM
7 3 (15.00%) Service Management
7 3 (15.00%) SAP
7 3 (15.00%) OO
7 3 (15.00%) N-Tier
7 3 (15.00%) SOA

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 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (35.00%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (20.00%) PaaS
4 2 (10.00%) IaaS
5 1 (5.00%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (5.00%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
5 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) Firewall
1 2 (10.00%) LAN
1 2 (10.00%) MPLS
1 2 (10.00%) Network Security
1 2 (10.00%) SNMP
1 2 (10.00%) VLAN
1 2 (10.00%) WAN
2 1 (5.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (5.00%) Data Lake
3 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.00%) HDInsight
3 1 (5.00%) Power BI
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 2 (10.00%) Marketing
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) WF
2 2 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (20.00%) Public Cloud
3 3 (15.00%) N-Tier
3 3 (15.00%) User Experience
4 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.00%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Linux
1 5 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Technical Architecture
2 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 4 (20.00%) Identity Management
3 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 4 (20.00%) Migration
4 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (15.00%) Data Migration
4 3 (15.00%) ITSM
4 3 (15.00%) OO
4 3 (15.00%) Open Source
4 3 (15.00%) Scrum
4 3 (15.00%) Service Management
4 3 (15.00%) SOA
4 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (15.00%) TOGAF
4 3 (15.00%) Workflow
5 2 (10.00%) Data Loss Prevention
5 2 (10.00%) Service Design
5 2 (10.00%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) CCNA
1 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (10.00%) CISSP
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) SAP
3 1 (5.00%) Northgate
3 1 (5.00%) VMware