Period
to 11 December 2017

The median contractor rate for an Azure Architect was £494 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 11 December 2017.

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
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 175 194 177
Rank change year-on-year +19 -17 -
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Architect 12 16 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.24% 0.27% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.28% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 1
West Midlands median daily rate £494 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £453 £425 £463
90th Percentile £599 £603 £488
England median daily rate £525 £550 £513
% change year-on-year -4.55% +7.32% +17.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £35.00 -

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 4659 5665 4788
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.87% 95.15% 94.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2956 3421 2722
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £211 £225 £213
90th Percentile £539 £541 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 229 265
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.13 £15.00 £16.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.17% -9.64% +3.75%
10th Percentile £10.30 £10.00 £10.33
90th Percentile £47.50 £39.50 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.38 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.77% +2.08% +9.09%

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 11 December 2017.

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 11 December 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
Coventry +16 5 £506 -2.64%
Birmingham -7 3 £538 +7.50% 7
Warwickshire +1 2 £538 +7.50%
Azure Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 11 December 2017, Azure Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region featuring Azure Architect in the job title.

1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (41.67%) PaaS
4 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 4 (33.33%) Migration
4 4 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (25.00%) User Experience
5 3 (25.00%) Scrum
5 3 (25.00%) C#
5 3 (25.00%) SQL
5 3 (25.00%) .NET
5 3 (25.00%) Marketing
6 2 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (16.67%) WF
6 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (16.67%) Retail
6 2 (16.67%) Data Migration
6 2 (16.67%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (16.67%) Office 365
6 2 (16.67%) Data Architecture
6 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
6 2 (16.67%) N-Tier
6 2 (16.67%) SOA
6 2 (16.67%) Windows
6 2 (16.67%) OO
6 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (16.67%) Service Management
6 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
6 2 (16.67%) ITSM

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 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) CMS
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (8.33%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (8.33%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (41.67%) PaaS
3 2 (16.67%) IaaS
3 2 (16.67%) Office 365
4 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
1 1 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (8.33%) MPLS
1 1 (8.33%) Skype
1 1 (8.33%) SMS
1 1 (8.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
3 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (25.00%) Marketing
2 2 (16.67%) Retail
3 1 (8.33%) Advertising
3 1 (8.33%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
2 2 (16.67%) WF
3 1 (8.33%) 802.1X
3 1 (8.33%) RESTful
3 1 (8.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) User Experience
2 2 (16.67%) N-Tier
3 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
2 4 (33.33%) Migration
3 3 (25.00%) Scrum
4 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (16.67%) Data Architecture
4 2 (16.67%) Data Migration
4 2 (16.67%) Identity Management
4 2 (16.67%) ITSM
4 2 (16.67%) OO
4 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 2 (16.67%) Service Design
4 2 (16.67%) Service Management
4 2 (16.67%) SOA
4 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (16.67%) Workflow
5 1 (8.33%) Business Process Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) DevOps
5 1 (8.33%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) C#
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) C
2 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) CCNA
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco
2 1 (8.33%) Sitecore