Period
to 16 August 2018

The median contractor rate for an Azure Engineer was £486 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 16 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 Engineer
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 154 154 201
Rank change year-on-year 0 +47 -
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Engineer 46 21 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.91% 0.49% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 0.51% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 18 3
West Midlands median daily rate £486 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.56% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £363 £313 £355
90th Percentile £566 £489 £493
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 - £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 4,781 4,082 5,788
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.36% 94.71% 95.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,890 2,580 3,396
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £243 £225 £222
90th Percentile £575 £545 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 213 174 201
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 £11.00 £10.50 £10.41
90th Percentile £31.02 £46.23 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.92%

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 16 August 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 16 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 +2 21 £485 +14.12% 3
Birmingham -17 7 £450 +12.50% 4
Shropshire -22 7 £575 +57.53%
Wolverhampton - 2 £375 -
Warwickshire +2 1 £375 +15.38%
Staffordshire - 1 £375 -
Azure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 46 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (65.22%) DevOps
3 24 (52.17%) PowerShell
4 21 (45.65%) JSON
5 19 (41.30%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (39.13%) Microsoft
7 17 (36.96%) Visual Studio Team System
8 13 (28.26%) PaaS
8 13 (28.26%) .NET
8 13 (28.26%) SQL Server
9 12 (26.09%) Windows
9 12 (26.09%) Amazon AWS
9 12 (26.09%) Ansible
9 12 (26.09%) IaaS
10 10 (21.74%) Puppet
10 10 (21.74%) Opscode Chef
10 10 (21.74%) C#
10 10 (21.74%) SQL
11 9 (19.57%) Linux
11 9 (19.57%) DNS
11 9 (19.57%) Docker
12 8 (17.39%) DHCP
12 8 (17.39%) Firewall
12 8 (17.39%) Visual Studio
12 8 (17.39%) SaaS
13 7 (15.22%) Web Services
13 7 (15.22%) Windows Server
13 7 (15.22%) Kubernetes
14 6 (13.04%) Remote Desktop
14 6 (13.04%) T-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 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.17%) CMS
2 1 (2.17%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 46 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (28.26%) PaaS
3 12 (26.09%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (26.09%) IaaS
4 8 (17.39%) SaaS
5 4 (8.70%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (4.35%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (2.17%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (2.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (19.57%) DNS
2 8 (17.39%) DHCP
2 8 (17.39%) Firewall
3 6 (13.04%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (2.17%) LAN
4 1 (2.17%) SAN
4 1 (2.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (28.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (4.35%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (2.17%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (2.17%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (36.96%) Visual Studio Team System
2 8 (17.39%) Visual Studio
3 4 (8.70%) Jenkins
3 4 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.35%) JIRA
5 1 (2.17%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (2.17%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (45.65%) JSON
2 13 (28.26%) .NET
3 7 (15.22%) Web Services
4 3 (6.52%) .NET Framework
4 3 (6.52%) ASP.NET
5 2 (4.35%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (4.35%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) Public Cloud
2 2 (4.35%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 12 (26.09%) Windows
2 9 (19.57%) Linux
3 7 (15.22%) Windows Server
4 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (65.22%) DevOps
2 19 (41.30%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (10.87%) Test Automation
3 5 (10.87%) Web Operations
4 4 (8.70%) Configuration Management
4 4 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (8.70%) Open Source
4 4 (8.70%) Scrum
5 3 (6.52%) Kanban
5 3 (6.52%) Migration
6 2 (4.35%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (4.35%) CRM
6 2 (4.35%) Deployment Automation
6 2 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.35%) High Availability
6 2 (4.35%) Regression Testing
6 2 (4.35%) Re-Platforming
6 2 (4.35%) User Stories
7 1 (2.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 24 (52.17%) PowerShell
2 10 (21.74%) C#
2 10 (21.74%) SQL
3 6 (13.04%) T-SQL
4 5 (10.87%) Python
5 4 (8.70%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
1 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (2.17%) Six Sigma Black Belt
System Software
1 9 (19.57%) Docker
2 6 (13.04%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.35%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (26.09%) Ansible
2 10 (21.74%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (21.74%) Puppet
3 7 (15.22%) Kubernetes
4 4 (8.70%) WSUS
5 3 (6.52%) Terraform
6 2 (4.35%) Kibana
6 2 (4.35%) logstash
7 1 (2.17%) SCOM
7 1 (2.17%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 18 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.52%) SaltStack
3 2 (4.35%) VMware
4 1 (2.17%) Sitecore