Period
to 26 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire with a requirement for Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Azure over the 6 months to 26 January 2020 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
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
26 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 9 33 29
Rank change year-on-year +24 -4 +8
Contract jobs citing Azure 14 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 10.69% 4.53% 3.01%
As % of the Cloud Services category 43.75% 40.74% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 7
Staffordshire median daily rate £378 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.67% -11.76% -
10th Percentile £296 £363 £313
90th Percentile £571 £390 £538
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £479 £450
% change year-on-year +4.44% +6.39% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - £45.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £19.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +79.49% -56.67% +181.25%

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 32 27 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 24.43% 11.11% 7.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 23 14
Staffordshire median daily rate £328 £375 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.67% -1.64% -0.33%
10th Percentile £165 £321 £313
90th Percentile £536 £433 £482
West Midlands median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Staffordshire median hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -52.94% +85.94%
10th Percentile £14.31 £12.50 £16.38
90th Percentile £31.60 £15.50 £46.53
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £12.93 £14.50
% change year-on-year +170.79% -10.86% -15.33%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings citing Azure as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Azure in Staffordshire

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure in Staffordshire

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 26 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure in Staffordshire

Azure
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Azure within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 26 January 2020. 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
Stoke-on-Trent +6 7 £380 +1.33% 6
Tamworth +20 1 £375 +2.74% 4
Burton-upon-Trent - 1 £305 - 1
Lichfield - 1 £275 - 5
Stafford - 1 - - 1
Azure
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 January 2020, IT contractor jobs citing 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Azure.

1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 6 (42.86%) Office 365
3 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
3 5 (35.71%) .NET
4 4 (28.57%) Windows
4 4 (28.57%) .NET Framework
4 4 (28.57%) IaaS
4 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
5 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (21.43%) SCCM
5 3 (21.43%) Migration
5 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
5 3 (21.43%) C#
5 3 (21.43%) VMware
6 2 (14.29%) Clustering
6 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
6 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
6 2 (14.29%) MCSE
6 2 (14.29%) MCSA
6 2 (14.29%) CRM
6 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
6 2 (14.29%) Skype for Business
6 2 (14.29%) AWS
6 2 (14.29%) PaaS
6 2 (14.29%) Analytics
6 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (14.29%) Docker
6 2 (14.29%) Kubernetes

Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 2 (14.29%) Skype for Business
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (7.14%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 6 (42.86%) Office 365
2 4 (28.57%) IaaS
3 2 (14.29%) AWS
3 2 (14.29%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (14.29%) PaaS
4 1 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (7.14%) Azure Functions
4 1 (7.14%) Power Platform
4 1 (7.14%) SaaS
4 1 (7.14%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) NAS
1 1 (7.14%) NetScaler
1 1 (7.14%) SAN
1 1 (7.14%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (7.14%) Power BI
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Police
1 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) .NET Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Azure Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Active Directory Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Azure Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Exchange Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Kubernetes Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Microsoft Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) .NET
2 4 (28.57%) .NET Framework
3 2 (14.29%) .NET Core
3 2 (14.29%) React
3 2 (14.29%) Vue.js
4 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Clustering
1 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) FMCG
2 1 (7.14%) Private Cloud
2 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
1 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Migration
2 2 (14.29%) Analytics
2 2 (14.29%) CRM
2 2 (14.29%) DevOps
2 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (7.14%) Application Virtualisation
3 1 (7.14%) Architectural Design
3 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.14%) Case Management
3 1 (7.14%) Change Control
3 1 (7.14%) Decision-Making
3 1 (7.14%) ETL
3 1 (7.14%) Identity Management
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) Patch Management
3 1 (7.14%) Server Management
3 1 (7.14%) Service Management
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Leadership
3 1 (7.14%) Technology Roadmap
3 1 (7.14%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) C#
2 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 1 (7.14%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) MCSA
1 2 (14.29%) MCSE
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
3 2 (14.29%) Docker
3 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (7.14%) BitLocker
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (7.14%) Terminal Services
4 1 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (7.14%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (7.14%) XenApp
4 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Intune
1 3 (21.43%) SCCM
2 2 (14.29%) Kubernetes
3 1 (7.14%) Backup Exec
3 1 (7.14%) CloudForms
3 1 (7.14%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (7.14%) NetBackup
3 1 (7.14%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (7.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) VMware
3 2 (14.29%) Okta
4 1 (7.14%) Citrix
4 1 (7.14%) Dell
4 1 (7.14%) Ivanti
4 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
4 1 (7.14%) Remedy
4 1 (7.14%) ServiceNow