Period
to 27 January 2021

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 27 January 2021 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
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 5 9 36
Rank change year-on-year +4 +27 -8
Contract jobs citing Azure 18 14 11
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Staffordshire 16.51% 10.69% 4.58%
As % of the Cloud Services category 52.94% 43.75% 40.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 12 10
Median daily rate £425 £378 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.58% +0.67% -11.76%
10th Percentile £340 £296 £363
90th Percentile £538 £571 £390
West Midlands median daily rate £430 £500 £483
% change year-on-year -14.00% +3.63% +7.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £19.50

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 34 32 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 31.19% 24.43% 11.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 22 23
Median daily rate £400 £328 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.14% -12.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £208 £165 £321
90th Percentile £488 £536 £433
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £463 £450
% change year-on-year -10.81% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £42.50 £15.45 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +175.17% +10.32% -52.94%
10th Percentile £41.25 £14.10 £12.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £17.59 £15.50
Median hourly rate £18.50 £16.00 £12.71
% change year-on-year +15.63% +25.86% -12.33%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Azure in Staffordshire

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Azure in Staffordshire.

Daily rate trend for Azure in Staffordshire

Azure
Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 27 January 2021.

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 27 January 2021. 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 +2 8 £388 +1.97% 5
Burton-upon-Trent +3 1 £425 +39.34% 2
Azure
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 January 2021, 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 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 5 (27.78%) Python
2 5 (27.78%) Docker
3 4 (22.22%) Data Management
3 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
4 3 (16.67%) API Design
4 3 (16.67%) SQL
4 3 (16.67%) .NET
4 3 (16.67%) Windows
4 3 (16.67%) Data Modelling
4 3 (16.67%) Migration
4 3 (16.67%) Redis
4 3 (16.67%) Flask
4 3 (16.67%) DevOps
4 3 (16.67%) Celery
4 3 (16.67%) JSON
5 2 (11.11%) Kubernetes
5 2 (11.11%) Logical Data Model
5 2 (11.11%) Physical Data Model
5 2 (11.11%) Office 365
5 2 (11.11%) IaaS
5 2 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
5 2 (11.11%) Citrix
5 2 (11.11%) Trillium
5 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (11.11%) CRM
5 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (11.11%) .NET Core

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 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (5.56%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (5.56%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Azure Data Factory
1 2 (11.11%) Dynamics 365
1 2 (11.11%) IaaS
1 2 (11.11%) Office 365
2 1 (5.56%) Logic Apps
2 1 (5.56%) PaaS
2 1 (5.56%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (16.67%) Redis
3 1 (5.56%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (5.56%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Housing Association
2 1 (5.56%) Legal
2 1 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (5.56%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Developer
2 4 (22.22%) Azure Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Azure Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Backend Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Azure DevOps
4 2 (11.11%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Data Architect
4 2 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Python Developer
5 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Azure Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Azure Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Lead
5 1 (5.56%) Data Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Python Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) .NET
1 3 (16.67%) Celery
1 3 (16.67%) Flask
1 3 (16.67%) JSON
2 2 (11.11%) .NET Core
3 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Reference Data
1 1 (5.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2019
3 1 (5.56%) Linux
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Data Management
2 3 (16.67%) API Design
2 3 (16.67%) Data Modelling
2 3 (16.67%) DevOps
2 3 (16.67%) Migration
3 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (11.11%) CRM
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (11.11%) Logical Data Model
3 2 (11.11%) Physical Data Model
4 1 (5.56%) Analytics
4 1 (5.56%) Content Management
4 1 (5.56%) Data Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Data Architecture
4 1 (5.56%) Data Governance
4 1 (5.56%) Data Integration
4 1 (5.56%) Data Migration
4 1 (5.56%) Information Architecture
4 1 (5.56%) ITIL
4 1 (5.56%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) Python
2 3 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) C#
3 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) Data Quality
2 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) Docker
2 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.56%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) Citrix
2 2 (11.11%) Trillium
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco
3 1 (5.56%) Orchard
3 1 (5.56%) Veeam
3 1 (5.56%) VMware