Period
to 15 November 2018

The median contractor rate for an Azure Engineer was £485 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 157 159 216
Rank change year-on-year +2 +57 -40
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Engineer 53 30 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.03% 0.62% 0.080%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 0.66% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 27 4
West Midlands median daily rate £485 £400 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.25% -15.79% -
10th Percentile £413 £313 £381
90th Percentile £561 £512 £541
England median daily rate £500 £484 £465
% change year-on-year +3.31% +4.09% +40.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £31.50 -

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 4,894 4,556 5,931
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.96% 94.66% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,017 2,872 3,537
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £233 £213 £237
90th Percentile £575 £544 £547
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 196 237
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.94% +6.67% -9.64%
10th Percentile £10.89 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £38.63 £43.75 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.06
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.54% +1.46%

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 15 November 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 15 November 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 -2 17 £485 +14.12% 3
Birmingham +5 14 £450 +12.50% 3
Shropshire -38 9 £575 +57.53% 1
Herefordshire - 3 - -
Warwickshire +7 2 £495 +42.82%
Azure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 53 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (60.38%) DevOps
3 20 (37.74%) PaaS
4 19 (35.85%) Microsoft
5 17 (32.08%) Windows
5 17 (32.08%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (32.08%) Amazon AWS
5 17 (32.08%) PowerShell
6 16 (30.19%) IaaS
6 16 (30.19%) JSON
7 12 (22.64%) Visual Studio Team System
8 11 (20.75%) .NET
8 11 (20.75%) Active Directory
9 10 (18.87%) Windows Server
10 9 (16.98%) Ansible
11 8 (15.09%) Docker
11 8 (15.09%) SaaS
11 8 (15.09%) Linux
11 8 (15.09%) Web Services
12 7 (13.21%) SQL Server
12 7 (13.21%) Firewall
12 7 (13.21%) Kubernetes
12 7 (13.21%) Opscode Chef
12 7 (13.21%) Puppet
12 7 (13.21%) Office 365
13 6 (11.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 6 (11.32%) Public Cloud
13 6 (11.32%) Scrum
13 6 (11.32%) C#
13 6 (11.32%) SQL

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 (3.77%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (3.77%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 53 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (37.74%) PaaS
3 17 (32.08%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (30.19%) IaaS
5 8 (15.09%) SaaS
6 7 (13.21%) Office 365
7 4 (7.55%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (3.77%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (3.77%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (3.77%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.21%) Firewall
2 4 (7.55%) DHCP
2 4 (7.55%) DNS
3 2 (3.77%) LAN
3 2 (3.77%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.21%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.77%) Apache Hive
2 2 (3.77%) Big Data
2 2 (3.77%) Hadoop
2 2 (3.77%) HDInsight
3 1 (1.89%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 12 (22.64%) Visual Studio Team System
2 5 (9.43%) Visual Studio
3 4 (7.55%) TeamCity
4 3 (5.66%) Jenkins
4 3 (5.66%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.77%) JIRA
General
1 3 (5.66%) Publishing
2 1 (1.89%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (30.19%) JSON
2 11 (20.75%) .NET
3 8 (15.09%) Web Services
4 3 (5.66%) .NET Framework
5 2 (3.77%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (3.77%) Sensu
6 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.89%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.32%) Public Cloud
2 3 (5.66%) Fintech
3 2 (3.77%) RIA
4 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 17 (32.08%) Windows
2 10 (18.87%) Windows Server
3 8 (15.09%) Linux
4 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.89%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (60.38%) DevOps
2 17 (32.08%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (11.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 6 (11.32%) Scrum
4 4 (7.55%) Configuration Management
4 4 (7.55%) Open Source
4 4 (7.55%) Test Automation
5 3 (5.66%) Collaborative Working
5 3 (5.66%) Identity Management
5 3 (5.66%) ITIL
5 3 (5.66%) Kanban
5 3 (5.66%) Mentoring
5 3 (5.66%) Scenario Testing
5 3 (5.66%) Workflow
6 2 (3.77%) Deployment Automation
6 2 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.77%) Network Design
6 2 (3.77%) Regression Testing
6 2 (3.77%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.77%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 17 (32.08%) PowerShell
2 6 (11.32%) C#
2 6 (11.32%) SQL
3 5 (9.43%) Bash Shell
4 4 (7.55%) Python
5 3 (5.66%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (7.55%) SC Cleared
1 4 (7.55%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.77%) CCDP
2 2 (3.77%) CCNP
2 2 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) COBIT
System Software
1 11 (20.75%) Active Directory
2 8 (15.09%) Docker
3 5 (9.43%) Hyper-V
3 5 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (16.98%) Ansible
2 7 (13.21%) Kubernetes
2 7 (13.21%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (13.21%) Puppet
3 5 (9.43%) Terraform
4 3 (5.66%) SCCM
4 3 (5.66%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (5.66%) WSUS
5 2 (3.77%) Kibana
5 2 (3.77%) logstash
Vendors
1 19 (35.85%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.43%) Cisco
2 5 (9.43%) VMware
3 2 (3.77%) Aruba
3 2 (3.77%) CheckPoint
3 2 (3.77%) F5
3 2 (3.77%) Fortinet
3 2 (3.77%) McAfee
3 2 (3.77%) Palo Alto