Period
to 21 February 2018

The median contractor rate for an Azure Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 21 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 Engineer
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 161 187 176
Rank change year-on-year +26 -11 -
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Engineer 26 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.54% 0.13% 0.099%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.14% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 6 0
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
England median daily rate £500 £500 £378
% change year-on-year - +32.45% -16.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £31.50 - £80.00

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 4,563 5,012 4,799
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.14% 94.64% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,846 3,029 2,682
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.96% +7.86%
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 190 225 199
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.58 £16.75 £15.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.93% +5.68% +0.51%
10th Percentile £10.01 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £40.00 £36.50
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.51
% change year-on-year +1.08% -0.05% +12.18%

Azure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Azure Engineer in the West Midlands

Azure Engineer
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 Engineer in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure Engineer in the West Midlands

Azure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure Engineer in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure Engineer in the West Midlands

Azure Engineer
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 Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 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
Birmingham +5 14 £388 +10.71% 3
Coventry - 5 £475 - 6
Warwickshire - 2 £368 -
Solihull - 1 £400 - 1
Staffordshire - 1 £525 - 1
Azure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, Azure Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 26 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (53.85%) DevOps
3 12 (46.15%) PowerShell
3 12 (46.15%) Microsoft
4 11 (42.31%) Windows
5 8 (30.77%) IaaS
6 7 (26.92%) Ansible
6 7 (26.92%) Linux
6 7 (26.92%) .NET
7 5 (19.23%) SQL
7 5 (19.23%) Jenkins
7 5 (19.23%) Office 365
7 5 (19.23%) JSON
7 5 (19.23%) PaaS
7 5 (19.23%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (19.23%) Windows Server
8 4 (15.38%) Bash Shell
8 4 (15.38%) Puppet
8 4 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (15.38%) Git (software)
8 4 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
8 4 (15.38%) Migration
8 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (11.54%) Python
9 3 (11.54%) Configuration Management
9 3 (11.54%) Visual Studio
9 3 (11.54%) Docker
9 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
9 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared

Azure Engineer 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 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.85%) Apache
2 1 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.85%) IIS
2 1 (3.85%) JBoss
2 1 (3.85%) nginx
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.85%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 26 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (30.77%) IaaS
3 5 (19.23%) Office 365
3 5 (19.23%) PaaS
4 4 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (3.85%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (3.85%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (3.85%) GitHub
5 1 (3.85%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (3.85%) Google Compute Engine
5 1 (3.85%) SaaS
5 1 (3.85%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) DHCP
1 1 (3.85%) DNS
1 1 (3.85%) Skype
1 1 (3.85%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) Azure SQL Database
1 2 (7.69%) Hadoop
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.85%) Blockchain
2 1 (3.85%) MySQL
2 1 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.85%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Jenkins
1 5 (19.23%) Visual Studio Team System
2 4 (15.38%) Git (software)
3 3 (11.54%) Visual Studio
4 2 (7.69%) Artifactory
4 2 (7.69%) GitLab
4 2 (7.69%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (7.69%) TeamCity
5 1 (3.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (3.85%) JIRA
5 1 (3.85%) JMeter
5 1 (3.85%) Selenium
5 1 (3.85%) SonarQube
5 1 (3.85%) Subversion
5 1 (3.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (7.69%) Retail
2 1 (3.85%) Banking
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) .NET
2 5 (19.23%) JSON
3 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.85%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (3.85%) Kafka
3 1 (3.85%) Middleware
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) DataPower
1 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (3.85%) Hybrid Cloud
1 1 (3.85%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 11 (42.31%) Windows
2 7 (26.92%) Linux
3 5 (19.23%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.85%) CoreOS
4 1 (3.85%) Unix
4 1 (3.85%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (53.85%) DevOps
2 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (15.38%) Migration
3 3 (11.54%) Configuration Management
4 2 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (7.69%) ITIL
4 2 (7.69%) Release Management
4 2 (7.69%) Security Hardening
4 2 (7.69%) Use Case
5 1 (3.85%) Anti-Money Laundering
5 1 (3.85%) Auto-Scaling
5 1 (3.85%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (3.85%) Continuous Deployment
5 1 (3.85%) Data Migration
5 1 (3.85%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 1 (3.85%) Kanban
5 1 (3.85%) Release Automation
5 1 (3.85%) Task Automation
5 1 (3.85%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 1 (3.85%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 12 (46.15%) PowerShell
2 5 (19.23%) SQL
3 4 (15.38%) Bash Shell
4 3 (11.54%) Python
5 2 (7.69%) Ruby
6 1 (3.85%) C#
6 1 (3.85%) Java
6 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.85%) Perl
6 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
1 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) MCSE
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.54%) Docker
3 1 (3.85%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (26.92%) Ansible
2 4 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (15.38%) Puppet
3 2 (7.69%) Kubernetes
3 2 (7.69%) logstash
3 2 (7.69%) Terraform
4 1 (3.85%) Graylog
4 1 (3.85%) HAProxy
4 1 (3.85%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (3.85%) Kibana
4 1 (3.85%) Nagios
4 1 (3.85%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (3.85%) Prometheus
4 1 (3.85%) Rundeck
4 1 (3.85%) SCOM
4 1 (3.85%) SCVMM
4 1 (3.85%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (3.85%) Sysdig
4 1 (3.85%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle
2 2 (7.69%) VMware
3 1 (3.85%) BMC
3 1 (3.85%) CA
3 1 (3.85%) Google
3 1 (3.85%) Hortonworks
3 1 (3.85%) IBM
3 1 (3.85%) Micro Focus
3 1 (3.85%) MuleSoft
3 1 (3.85%) Remedy
3 1 (3.85%) SAP
3 1 (3.85%) Serena
3 1 (3.85%) Splunk
3 1 (3.85%) Teradata