Period
to 20 August 2018

The median contractor rate for an Azure DevOps was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 20 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 DevOps
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 152 165 215
Rank change year-on-year +13 +50 -
Contract jobs requiring an Azure DevOps 38 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.75% 0.14% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 0.15% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 5 3
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +13.33% -
10th Percentile £464 £375 £313
90th Percentile £595 £480 £493
England median daily rate £538 £500 £519
% change year-on-year +7.45% -3.57% +3.75%
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 4,777 4,099 5,786
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.33% 94.71% 95.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,879 2,588 3,395
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £245 £224 £219
90th Percentile £575 £546 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 178 203
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.48 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.25% +6.67% -14.29%
10th Percentile £10.89 £10.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £30.97 £41.68 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.92%

Azure DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Azure DevOps in the West Midlands

Azure DevOps
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 DevOps in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure DevOps in the West Midlands

Azure DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure DevOps in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure DevOps in the West Midlands

Azure DevOps
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 DevOps within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 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
Coventry -4 13 £500 +25.00%
Shropshire -16 11 - -
Birmingham -7 3 £538 +13.16% 2
Azure DevOps
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, Azure DevOps 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 DevOps in the job title.

1 38 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 38 (100.00%) DevOps
2 19 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (39.47%) Ansible
4 13 (34.21%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (34.21%) Puppet
4 13 (34.21%) PowerShell
4 13 (34.21%) Microsoft
5 12 (31.58%) PaaS
6 11 (28.95%) .NET
6 11 (28.95%) SQL Server
7 10 (26.32%) Visual Studio Team System
7 10 (26.32%) JSON
8 9 (23.68%) Configuration Management
8 9 (23.68%) Windows
8 9 (23.68%) IaaS
9 8 (21.05%) C#
9 8 (21.05%) SQL
9 8 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (18.42%) Linux
10 7 (18.42%) Jenkins
10 7 (18.42%) SaaS
10 7 (18.42%) Docker
11 6 (15.79%) Kubernetes
11 6 (15.79%) Web Services
11 6 (15.79%) Workflow
12 5 (13.16%) Risk Management
12 5 (13.16%) Visual Studio
12 5 (13.16%) T-SQL

Azure DevOps 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 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 38 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (31.58%) PaaS
4 9 (23.68%) IaaS
5 7 (18.42%) SaaS
6 3 (7.89%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (5.26%) AWS CloudFormation
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.95%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.63%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 10 (26.32%) Visual Studio Team System
2 7 (18.42%) Jenkins
3 5 (13.16%) Visual Studio
4 2 (5.26%) JIRA
4 2 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.63%) TeamCity
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (28.95%) .NET
2 10 (26.32%) JSON
3 6 (15.79%) Web Services
4 3 (7.89%) .NET Framework
4 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET
5 2 (5.26%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (5.26%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.68%) Windows
2 7 (18.42%) Linux
3 5 (13.16%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (100.00%) DevOps
2 19 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (23.68%) Configuration Management
4 8 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (15.79%) Workflow
6 5 (13.16%) Change Management
6 5 (13.16%) Risk Management
6 5 (13.16%) SDLC
6 5 (13.16%) Test Automation
6 5 (13.16%) Web Operations
7 4 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (7.89%) Kanban
8 3 (7.89%) Open Source
8 3 (7.89%) Scrum
9 2 (5.26%) Continuous Delivery
9 2 (5.26%) CRM
9 2 (5.26%) Deployment Automation
9 2 (5.26%) Regression Testing
9 2 (5.26%) Re-Platforming
9 2 (5.26%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 13 (34.21%) PowerShell
2 8 (21.05%) C#
2 8 (21.05%) SQL
3 5 (13.16%) T-SQL
4 4 (10.53%) Bash Shell
4 4 (10.53%) Python
System Software
1 7 (18.42%) Docker
2 2 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (39.47%) Ansible
2 13 (34.21%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (34.21%) Puppet
3 6 (15.79%) Kubernetes
4 2 (5.26%) Kibana
4 2 (5.26%) logstash
4 2 (5.26%) Terraform
4 2 (5.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (34.21%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.89%) SaltStack