Period
to 16 December 2017

The median contractor rate for an Azure Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 16 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 Consultant
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 168 198 178
Rank change year-on-year +30 -20 -
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Consultant 20 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.42% 0.22% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.23% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 0
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £460 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% - -
England median daily rate £475 £475 £400
% change year-on-year - +18.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

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 4567 5588 4773
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.91% 94.94% 94.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2907 3371 2703
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £225 £213
90th Percentile £542 £541 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 228 261
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £10.42 £10.00 £10.33
90th Percentile £46.15 £37.70 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Azure Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Azure Consultant in the West Midlands

Azure Consultant
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 Consultant in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure Consultant in the West Midlands

Azure Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure Consultant in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 16 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure Consultant in the West Midlands

Azure Consultant
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 Consultant within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 16 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 +18 6 £468 +11.64%
Birmingham -8 6 £475 -1.04% 1
Solihull - 2 £443 -
Warwickshire - 2 £478 -
Azure Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, Azure Consultant 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 Consultant in the job title.

1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (85.00%) PowerShell
3 11 (55.00%) IaaS
4 9 (45.00%) PaaS
5 8 (40.00%) JSON
6 7 (35.00%) SharePoint
7 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
7 6 (30.00%) Office 365
7 6 (30.00%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
8 5 (25.00%) DevOps
8 5 (25.00%) OneDrive
8 5 (25.00%) Windows
9 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (20.00%) .NET
9 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
9 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
10 3 (15.00%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (15.00%) Data Centre
10 3 (15.00%) SaaS
10 3 (15.00%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (15.00%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (15.00%) Network Security
10 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (15.00%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
10 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (15.00%) VPN

Azure Consultant 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 7 (35.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (15.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (15.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (10.00%) SharePoint Server
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (55.00%) IaaS
3 9 (45.00%) PaaS
4 6 (30.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (30.00%) Office 365
5 5 (25.00%) OneDrive
6 3 (15.00%) SaaS
7 1 (5.00%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) Network Security
1 3 (15.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (5.00%) Data Lake
2 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (40.00%) JSON
2 4 (20.00%) .NET
3 2 (10.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (5.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Windows
1 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) DevOps
2 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (15.00%) Migration
4 2 (10.00%) CRM
4 2 (10.00%) Data Encryption
4 2 (10.00%) Kanban
4 2 (10.00%) Scrum
4 2 (10.00%) Security Hardening
5 1 (5.00%) Analytics
5 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.00%) Continuous Deployment
5 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.00%) Identity Access Management
5 1 (5.00%) MVC
5 1 (5.00%) Project Management
5 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.00%) UML
5 1 (5.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 17 (85.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (15.00%) SQL
3 2 (10.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) MCSA
1 3 (15.00%) MCSE
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 3 (15.00%) Virtual Servers
2 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) VMware