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 3 months to 29 March 2017 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 41 99
Rank change year-on-year +8 +58  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 110 101 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.92% 3.68% 1.09%
As % of the Cloud Services category 45.27% 45.70% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 60 6
Median daily rate £450 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £325 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
Median hourly rate - £22.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -13.46%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £57.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year -74.34% +125.49%  

Microsoft Azure is in the cloud computing skills category. The next 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.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 243 221 84
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 10.86% 8.05% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 131 31
Median daily rate £425 £400 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +26.98%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 8
Median hourly rate £11.00 £22.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.11% -13.46%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.05% -13.35%  

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Microsoft Azure as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +21 42 £400 +8.10% 12
Coventry +9 23 £525 +16.66%
Shropshire +23 21 £491 +22.62% 1
Staffordshire +7 5 £438 -10.25% 4
Solihull - 2 - - 3
Warwickshire -1 1 £400 -22.33% 5
Herefordshire - 1 £275 -
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 140 (52.04%) Microsoft
2 104 (38.66%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (31.23%) Amazon AWS
4 68 (25.28%) SQL
5 65 (24.16%) .NET
6 64 (23.79%) Windows
7 52 (19.33%) HTML
8 51 (18.96%) CRM
9 50 (18.59%) Migration
10 48 (17.84%) Dynamics CRM
11 47 (17.47%) SharePoint
11 47 (17.47%) SQL Server
11 47 (17.47%) CSS
12 46 (17.10%) ASP.NET
12 46 (17.10%) MVC
13 44 (16.36%) Web Services
13 44 (16.36%) C#
14 42 (15.61%) Linux
15 41 (15.24%) Office 365
16 40 (14.87%) TDD
17 39 (14.50%) Security Cleared
18 37 (13.75%) BDD
18 37 (13.75%) JavaScript
19 35 (13.01%) Active Directory
19 35 (13.01%) ASP.NET MVC
20 34 (12.64%) MS Excel
20 34 (12.64%) Ruby
21 33 (12.27%) PostgreSQL
21 33 (12.27%) Public Cloud
22 32 (11.90%) Puppet

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 47 (17.47%) SharePoint
2 26 (9.67%) Confluence
2 26 (9.67%) Elasticsearch
3 16 (5.95%) BizTalk Server
4 14 (5.20%) OpenStack
5 11 (4.09%) CMS
6 10 (3.72%) Skype for Business
7 8 (2.97%) Sitefinity
8 7 (2.60%) IIS
9 4 (1.49%) MS Exchange
9 4 (1.49%) NServiceBus
9 4 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.74%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.74%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
12 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 34 (12.64%) MS Excel
2 16 (5.95%) MS Office
3 3 (1.12%) MS Project
3 3 (1.12%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.74%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 48 (17.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (6.32%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 84 (31.23%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (15.24%) Office 365
3 23 (8.55%) IaaS
4 17 (6.32%) SaaS
5 12 (4.46%) PaaS
6 9 (3.35%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (2.60%) OneDrive
8 6 (2.23%) Yammer
9 3 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.74%) GitHub
11 1 (0.37%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 21 (7.81%) Firewall
2 15 (5.58%) WAN
3 12 (4.46%) DHCP
3 12 (4.46%) DNS
4 11 (4.09%) Skype
5 9 (3.35%) HTTP
6 8 (2.97%) BGP
6 8 (2.97%) OSPF
6 8 (2.97%) VoIP
7 7 (2.60%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (2.60%) Kerberos
7 7 (2.60%) LAN
7 7 (2.60%) LDAP
8 6 (2.23%) PBX
8 6 (2.23%) Unified Communications
9 4 (1.49%) MPLS
9 4 (1.49%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.74%) SAN
10 2 (0.74%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (17.47%) SQL Server
2 33 (12.27%) PostgreSQL
3 19 (7.06%) SQL Server 2014
4 16 (5.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (5.58%) SQL Server 2016
6 14 (5.20%) MongoDB
6 14 (5.20%) NoSQL
6 14 (5.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (4.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 12 (4.46%) Apache Cassandra
8 12 (4.46%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (4.46%) MySQL
9 9 (3.35%) Relational Database
10 8 (2.97%) QlikView
11 5 (1.86%) Power BI
11 5 (1.86%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (1.49%) Azure SQL Database
12 4 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (1.12%) Big Data
13 3 (1.12%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 30 (11.15%) JIRA
2 18 (6.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (3.72%) Visual Studio
4 8 (2.97%) SpecFlow
5 5 (1.86%) Cucumber
6 4 (1.49%) MSTest
6 4 (1.49%) NUnit
6 4 (1.49%) ReSharper
6 4 (1.49%) Selenium
7 3 (1.12%) Git (software)
7 3 (1.12%) MSBuild
7 3 (1.12%) NCover
7 3 (1.12%) NDepend
7 3 (1.12%) NuGet
7 3 (1.12%) StyleCop
7 3 (1.12%) Subversion
7 3 (1.12%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (0.74%) Axure RP
8 2 (0.74%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.74%) TeamCity
General
1 22 (8.18%) Finance
1 22 (8.18%) Marketing
2 13 (4.83%) Manufacturing
3 9 (3.35%) Advertising
4 4 (1.49%) Local Government
5 2 (0.74%) Retail
6 1 (0.37%) Billing
6 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 84 (31.23%) Developer
2 83 (30.86%) Architect
3 27 (10.04%) Solutions Architect
4 21 (7.81%) Senior Developer
5 20 (7.43%) CRM Developer
6 19 (7.06%) .NET Developer
7 18 (6.69%) Cloud Architect
8 14 (5.20%) Azure Architect
8 14 (5.20%) C# Developer
8 14 (5.20%) DevOps Engineer
9 13 (4.83%) Dynamics AX Architect
10 12 (4.46%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 12 (4.46%) Senior .NET Developer
10 12 (4.46%) Technical Architect
11 11 (4.09%) Azure Developer
11 11 (4.09%) C# .NET Developer
11 11 (4.09%) Dynamics CRM Developer
12 10 (3.72%) Consultant
12 10 (3.72%) Microsoft Developer
12 10 (3.72%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (24.16%) .NET
2 52 (19.33%) HTML
3 47 (17.47%) CSS
4 46 (17.10%) ASP.NET
5 44 (16.36%) Web Services
6 35 (13.01%) ASP.NET MVC
7 22 (8.18%) ASP.NET Web API
8 16 (5.95%) HTML5
9 14 (5.20%) .NET Framework
9 14 (5.20%) REST
10 12 (4.46%) Entity Framework
11 11 (4.09%) Ajax
11 11 (4.09%) CSS3
11 11 (4.09%) Django
11 11 (4.09%) JSON
11 11 (4.09%) Play Framework
11 11 (4.09%) Ruby on Rails
11 11 (4.09%) WCF
12 7 (2.60%) AngularJS
13 3 (1.12%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 33 (12.27%) Public Cloud
2 26 (9.67%) Data Centre
3 14 (5.20%) User Experience
4 11 (4.09%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (2.23%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.23%) PKI
6 4 (1.49%) Clustering
7 2 (0.74%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.37%) CMDB
8 1 (0.37%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.37%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.37%) Fintech
8 1 (0.37%) HP Storage
8 1 (0.37%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.37%) PMI
8 1 (0.37%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.37%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.37%) Replication
8 1 (0.37%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 64 (23.79%) Windows
2 42 (15.61%) Linux
3 26 (9.67%) Windows Server
4 21 (7.81%) CentOS
5 10 (3.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.49%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.74%) Unix
7 2 (0.74%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.37%) Android
8 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.37%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (38.66%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (18.96%) CRM
3 50 (18.59%) Migration
4 46 (17.10%) MVC
5 40 (14.87%) TDD
6 37 (13.75%) BDD
7 25 (9.29%) Continuous Integration
7 25 (9.29%) DevOps
8 24 (8.92%) Web Development
9 23 (8.55%) Data Migration
10 21 (7.81%) Campaign Management
10 21 (7.81%) Data Conversion
11 20 (7.43%) Configuration Management
12 18 (6.69%) Business Development
12 18 (6.69%) Business Intelligence
12 18 (6.69%) Mentoring
13 16 (5.95%) Scrum
14 14 (5.20%) ETL
15 13 (4.83%) Continuous Delivery
15 13 (4.83%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 68 (25.28%) SQL
2 44 (16.36%) C#
3 37 (13.75%) JavaScript
4 34 (12.64%) Ruby
5 31 (11.52%) Python
6 27 (10.04%) PowerShell
7 23 (8.55%) Bash Shell
8 16 (5.95%) T-SQL
9 11 (4.09%) Scala
10 5 (1.86%) Java
11 4 (1.49%) C
12 2 (0.74%) PHP
12 2 (0.74%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.37%) Perl
13 1 (0.37%) XAML
Qualifications
1 39 (14.50%) Security Cleared
2 29 (10.78%) SC Cleared
3 18 (6.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (2.60%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (2.23%) MCSE
6 5 (1.86%) MCITP
6 5 (1.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (1.49%) CCNP
7 4 (1.49%) Degree
8 3 (1.12%) CCNA
8 3 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.74%) ISEB
9 2 (0.74%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.74%) MCP
10 1 (0.37%) CCA
10 1 (0.37%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.37%) JNCIA
10 1 (0.37%) JNCIP
10 1 (0.37%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (0.74%) QA
2 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.37%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (13.01%) Active Directory
2 32 (11.90%) Docker
3 7 (2.60%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.12%) XenApp
7 2 (0.74%) vSphere
8 1 (0.37%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.37%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.37%) vCloud
8 1 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 32 (11.90%) Puppet
2 28 (10.41%) Terraform
3 22 (8.18%) Ansible
4 13 (4.83%) SCOM
5 7 (2.60%) Nagios
5 7 (2.60%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (2.23%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (2.23%) WSUS
7 2 (0.74%) logstash
7 2 (0.74%) SCCM
7 2 (0.74%) SnapMirror
8 1 (0.37%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.37%) Forum Sentry
8 1 (0.37%) Kibana
8 1 (0.37%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.37%) Oozie
8 1 (0.37%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 140 (52.04%) Microsoft
2 28 (10.41%) VMware
3 20 (7.43%) Cisco
3 20 (7.43%) Oracle
4 13 (4.83%) CheckPoint
5 8 (2.97%) Citrix
5 8 (2.97%) SolarWinds
6 7 (2.60%) Fortinet
7 6 (2.23%) Aruba
7 6 (2.23%) Blue Coat
7 6 (2.23%) NetApp
8 4 (1.49%) Casewise
9 3 (1.12%) BT
9 3 (1.12%) Juniper
9 3 (1.12%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.74%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.74%) Kronos
10 2 (0.74%) SAP
10 2 (0.74%) Splunk
11 1 (0.37%) Google
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