Period
to 20 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Microsoft Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 6 months to 20 November 2018 with a comparison to the 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 (formerly Windows Azure)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 17 32
Rank change year-on-year +10 +15 +83
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 606 371 325
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.81% 7.73% 5.30%
As % of the Cloud Services category 50.21% 48.94% 53.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 419 282 195
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% -2.94%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £313
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
England median daily rate £498 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.74% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
West Midlands median hourly rate - £45.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +181.25% -
England median hourly rate £26.28 £37.50 £26.38
% change year-on-year -29.93% +42.18% -29.67%

Microsoft Azure is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 1,207 758 608
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 23.51% 15.79% 9.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 796 501 358
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +5.52% +3.27%
10th Percentile £300 £213 £250
90th Percentile £589 £575 £575
England median daily rate £495 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 16 12
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.79% -10.77% -20.73%
10th Percentile £10.63 £10.75 £13.07
90th Percentile £21.50 £24.13 £21.47
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26% -12.20%

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Microsoft Azure as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Azure in the West Midlands

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Azure in the West Midlands

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in the West Midlands

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Azure in the West Midlands

Microsoft Azure
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 Microsoft Azure within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 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 +8 159 £500 +8.11% 18
Birmingham +9 157 £450 +5.88% 84
Shropshire -3 129 £483 +9.66% 19
Warwickshire +18 64 £475 +5.56% 22
Solihull +13 16 £575 +59.72% 8
Staffordshire +5 16 £375 -25.00% 19
Herefordshire -13 5 £390 +20.00% 5
Walsall -2 3 £525 -9.48% 4
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 247 (40.76%) Agile Software Development
2 212 (34.98%) Microsoft
3 207 (34.16%) Amazon AWS
4 203 (33.50%) .NET
5 178 (29.37%) C#
6 170 (28.05%) DevOps
7 147 (24.26%) SQL
8 124 (20.46%) SQL Server
8 124 (20.46%) Continuous Integration
9 113 (18.65%) JavaScript
10 106 (17.49%) Windows
11 98 (16.17%) MVC
12 95 (15.68%) Scrum
13 94 (15.51%) ASP.NET
14 91 (15.02%) Web Services
15 88 (14.52%) HTML
16 85 (14.03%) Git (software)
17 81 (13.37%) TDD
18 73 (12.05%) CSS
18 73 (12.05%) Microservices
19 70 (11.55%) PaaS
20 69 (11.39%) Migration
21 67 (11.06%) PowerShell
22 66 (10.89%) ASP.NET Web API
23 65 (10.73%) Docker
23 65 (10.73%) Jenkins
24 63 (10.40%) Office 365
25 62 (10.23%) Visual Studio Team System
26 61 (10.07%) Linux
26 61 (10.07%) ASP.NET MVC

Microsoft Azure
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 27 (4.46%) Confluence
2 26 (4.29%) SharePoint
3 14 (2.31%) Elasticsearch
3 14 (2.31%) OpenStack
4 12 (1.98%) nginx
5 8 (1.32%) Apache
5 8 (1.32%) CMS
5 8 (1.32%) WordPress
6 4 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
6 4 (0.66%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.50%) IIS
7 3 (0.50%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (0.50%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.33%) Sitefinity
8 2 (0.33%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (1.16%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.17%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 33 (5.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.83%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.50%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.17%) Movex
Cloud Services
1 207 (34.16%) Amazon AWS
2 70 (11.55%) PaaS
3 63 (10.40%) Office 365
4 57 (9.41%) IaaS
5 54 (8.91%) SaaS
6 44 (7.26%) Dynamics 365
7 22 (3.63%) Google Cloud Platform
8 21 (3.47%) Azure Active Directory
9 17 (2.81%) GitHub
10 16 (2.64%) Cloud Computing
11 15 (2.48%) Azure Data Factory
11 15 (2.48%) Serverless
12 9 (1.49%) Azure Functions
13 7 (1.16%) Google Tag Manager
14 6 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
15 5 (0.83%) SuccessFactors
16 4 (0.66%) Google Analytics
16 4 (0.66%) OneDrive
17 3 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
18 2 (0.33%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 51 (8.42%) Firewall
2 40 (6.60%) Wireless
3 35 (5.78%) WAN
4 25 (4.13%) VPN
5 22 (3.63%) Internet
6 17 (2.81%) Intrusion Detection
7 13 (2.15%) HTTP
8 12 (1.98%) DNS
8 12 (1.98%) SSL
9 9 (1.49%) 802.11
9 9 (1.49%) SNMP
9 9 (1.49%) VoIP
10 8 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (1.32%) MPLS
10 8 (1.32%) Network Security
10 8 (1.32%) Reverse Proxy
11 7 (1.16%) LAN
12 6 (0.99%) BGP
12 6 (0.99%) OSPF
12 6 (0.99%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (20.46%) SQL Server
2 37 (6.11%) NoSQL
3 26 (4.29%) Relational Database
4 25 (4.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (3.80%) Azure SQL Database
6 21 (3.47%) Big Data
7 18 (2.97%) Hadoop
8 16 (2.64%) PostgreSQL
9 15 (2.48%) MongoDB
10 14 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
11 13 (2.15%) Oracle Database
11 13 (2.15%) Power BI
11 13 (2.15%) Redis
12 11 (1.82%) DB2
12 11 (1.82%) MySQL
12 11 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 10 (1.65%) Cosmos DB
14 9 (1.49%) RDBMS
14 9 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 8 (1.32%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 85 (14.03%) Git (software)
2 65 (10.73%) Jenkins
3 62 (10.23%) Visual Studio Team System
4 52 (8.58%) JIRA
5 44 (7.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 42 (6.93%) Visual Studio
7 34 (5.61%) Selenium
8 22 (3.63%) Bitbucket
9 20 (3.30%) Subversion
10 19 (3.14%) TeamCity
11 18 (2.97%) Maven
12 15 (2.48%) GitLab
12 15 (2.48%) NUnit
13 13 (2.15%) Moq
14 12 (1.98%) Ant
15 11 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 11 (1.82%) Burp Suite
15 11 (1.82%) Grunt
15 11 (1.82%) gulp
15 11 (1.82%) Metasploit
General
1 41 (6.77%) Finance
2 9 (1.49%) Marketing
2 9 (1.49%) Retail
3 5 (0.83%) Manufacturing
3 5 (0.83%) Publishing
4 4 (0.66%) Aerospace
5 3 (0.50%) Automotive
5 3 (0.50%) Games
5 3 (0.50%) Multimedia
5 3 (0.50%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.17%) Back Office
6 1 (0.17%) Banking
6 1 (0.17%) Electronics
6 1 (0.17%) Legal
6 1 (0.17%) Local Government
6 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 173 (28.55%) Developer
2 128 (21.12%) Architect
3 79 (13.04%) .NET Developer
4 68 (11.22%) DevOps Engineer
5 51 (8.42%) Azure Engineer
6 42 (6.93%) Azure Developer
7 41 (6.77%) Azure DevOps
8 40 (6.60%) Azure Architect
8 40 (6.60%) Consultant
8 40 (6.60%) Solutions Architect
9 39 (6.44%) C# Developer
10 33 (5.45%) Network Engineer
11 29 (4.79%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 29 (4.79%) Cloud Architect
12 28 (4.62%) C# .NET Developer
12 28 (4.62%) Technical Architect
13 23 (3.80%) AWS DevOps
14 22 (3.63%) AWS Architect
15 20 (3.30%) Senior Network Engineer
16 18 (2.97%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 203 (33.50%) .NET
2 94 (15.51%) ASP.NET
3 91 (15.02%) Web Services
4 88 (14.52%) HTML
5 73 (12.05%) CSS
6 66 (10.89%) ASP.NET Web API
7 61 (10.07%) ASP.NET MVC
8 52 (8.58%) .NET Framework
9 51 (8.42%) JSON
10 36 (5.94%) jQuery
11 33 (5.45%) Dapper ORM
12 32 (5.28%) Node.js
13 30 (4.95%) AngularJS
14 26 (4.29%) .NET Core
14 26 (4.29%) HTML5
14 26 (4.29%) RESTful
15 25 (4.13%) XML
16 23 (3.80%) SOAP
17 19 (3.14%) REST
18 16 (2.64%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 53 (8.75%) Public Cloud
2 41 (6.77%) Enterprise Software
3 34 (5.61%) Mobile App
4 29 (4.79%) User Experience
5 28 (4.62%) Data Centre
6 23 (3.80%) Computer Science
7 13 (2.15%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (1.65%) SCADA
8 10 (1.65%) Self-Motivation
9 9 (1.49%) Cyberthreat
9 9 (1.49%) iPhone
9 9 (1.49%) Management Information System
10 8 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
10 8 (1.32%) Wiki
11 7 (1.16%) Private Cloud
12 4 (0.66%) DataPower
12 4 (0.66%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (0.66%) PKI
12 4 (0.66%) Taxonomies
13 3 (0.50%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 106 (17.49%) Windows
2 61 (10.07%) Linux
3 52 (8.58%) Windows Server
4 17 (2.81%) Apple iOS
4 17 (2.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (2.48%) Android
6 11 (1.82%) Kali Linux
7 9 (1.49%) Windows 10
8 7 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.83%) Unix
10 4 (0.66%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.33%) VMS
12 1 (0.17%) CentOS
12 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 247 (40.76%) Agile Software Development
2 170 (28.05%) DevOps
3 124 (20.46%) Continuous Integration
4 98 (16.17%) MVC
5 95 (15.68%) Scrum
6 81 (13.37%) TDD
7 73 (12.05%) Microservices
8 69 (11.39%) Migration
9 52 (8.58%) Kanban
10 51 (8.42%) BDD
11 49 (8.09%) CRM
11 49 (8.09%) ITIL
12 48 (7.92%) SOLID
13 45 (7.43%) Test Automation
14 40 (6.60%) Waterfall
15 38 (6.27%) SDLC
16 34 (5.61%) Business Intelligence
17 32 (5.28%) Stakeholder Management
17 32 (5.28%) Workflow
18 30 (4.95%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 178 (29.37%) C#
2 147 (24.26%) SQL
3 113 (18.65%) JavaScript
4 67 (11.06%) PowerShell
5 51 (8.42%) Java
6 41 (6.77%) Python
7 26 (4.29%) Bash Shell
8 23 (3.80%) T-SQL
9 16 (2.64%) Ruby
10 12 (1.98%) C
11 11 (1.82%) Java 8
11 11 (1.82%) Lua
11 11 (1.82%) Perl
12 10 (1.65%) Apple Swift
12 10 (1.65%) Objective-C
13 7 (1.16%) PL/SQL
14 6 (0.99%) PHP
14 6 (0.99%) TypeScript
15 4 (0.66%) Haskell
15 4 (0.66%) XAML
Qualifications
1 48 (7.92%) Security Cleared
2 42 (6.93%) SC Cleared
3 32 (5.28%) Cisco Certification
3 32 (5.28%) Degree
4 31 (5.12%) CCNP
5 12 (1.98%) CISSP
5 12 (1.98%) MCSE
5 12 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (1.65%) OSCE
7 9 (1.49%) CCIE
8 8 (1.32%) CCNA
8 8 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (0.99%) Check Point Certification
9 6 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.83%) DBS Check
11 4 (0.66%) CEH
11 4 (0.66%) CISM
11 4 (0.66%) CITP
11 4 (0.66%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.49%) GDPR
2 4 (0.66%) PMO
2 4 (0.66%) QA
2 4 (0.66%) SLA
3 3 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.33%) WCAG
5 1 (0.17%) COBIT
5 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.17%) FISMA
5 1 (0.17%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 65 (10.73%) Docker
2 55 (9.08%) Active Directory
3 29 (4.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (1.98%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (1.82%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.99%) Virtual Desktop
7 5 (0.83%) XenApp
8 3 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.33%) vSphere
9 2 (0.33%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 44 (7.26%) Ansible
2 36 (5.94%) Puppet
3 31 (5.12%) Opscode Chef
4 27 (4.46%) Terraform
5 26 (4.29%) Kubernetes
6 20 (3.30%) SCCM
7 16 (2.64%) FortiGate
8 13 (2.15%) Microsoft Intune
9 12 (1.98%) WSUS
10 11 (1.82%) Nessus
10 11 (1.82%) Nmap
11 10 (1.65%) HockeyApp
12 8 (1.32%) Kibana
12 8 (1.32%) Nagios
12 8 (1.32%) Rundeck
12 8 (1.32%) Salt
13 7 (1.16%) Single Sign-On
14 4 (0.66%) Grafana
14 4 (0.66%) SCOM
15 3 (0.50%) logstash
Vendors
1 212 (34.98%) Microsoft
2 51 (8.42%) Google
3 44 (7.26%) VMware
4 43 (7.10%) Oracle
5 38 (6.27%) Cisco
6 33 (5.45%) McAfee
7 32 (5.28%) CheckPoint
8 31 (5.12%) Fortinet
9 29 (4.79%) IBM
10 22 (3.63%) F5
11 21 (3.47%) Aruba
11 21 (3.47%) Atlassian
12 20 (3.30%) Blue Coat
13 16 (2.64%) BMC
14 14 (2.31%) HP
14 14 (2.31%) Xamarin
15 11 (1.82%) Teradata
16 10 (1.65%) Apple
16 10 (1.65%) Splunk
16 10 (1.65%) Twitter