Period
to 27 October 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 27 October 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
27 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 7 9 23
Rank change year-on-year +2 +14 +5
Contract jobs citing Azure 9 19 18
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Staffordshire 11.25% 10.33% 6.41%
As % of the Cloud Services category 52.94% 35.85% 39.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 17 14
Median daily rate £438 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +20.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £323 £399 £363
90th Percentile £547 £580 £388
West Midlands median daily rate £435 £475 £475
% change year-on-year -8.42% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -

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 17 53 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 21.25% 28.80% 16.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 41 36
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +44.23%
10th Percentile £306 £244 £294
90th Percentile £544 £575 £416
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Median hourly rate £28.25 £13.89 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +103.38% -33.86% -53.33%
10th Percentile £16.73 £11.58 £14.10
90th Percentile £40.78 £17.18 £21.50
Median hourly rate £26.00 £35.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year -26.76% +118.46% +8.33%

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 October 2020.

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 October 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
Burton-upon-Trent -1 2 £488 +13.70% 1
Stoke-on-Trent +4 1 £450 -11.11% 9
Lichfield - 1 £425 - 1
Azure
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 October 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 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) JSON
2 3 (33.33%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (22.22%) Azure Data Factory
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) DevOps
3 2 (22.22%) Logical Data Model
3 2 (22.22%) Physical Data Model
3 2 (22.22%) Data Management
3 2 (22.22%) Office 365
3 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco
3 2 (22.22%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (22.22%) Migration
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (22.22%) Data Modelling
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) Citrix
3 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2019
3 2 (22.22%) Data Strategy
4 1 (11.11%) Requirements Gathering
4 1 (11.11%) Strategic Roadmap
4 1 (11.11%) Architecture Roadmap
4 1 (11.11%) Public Sector
4 1 (11.11%) Housing Association
4 1 (11.11%) Project Delivery
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2016
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification

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 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (11.11%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (22.22%) Azure Data Factory
2 2 (22.22%) Office 365
3 1 (11.11%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) DNS
1 1 (11.11%) LAN
1 1 (11.11%) MPLS
1 1 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
General
1 2 (22.22%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Housing Association
2 1 (11.11%) Public Sector
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Azure Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Azure Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Data Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Data Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Digital Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Digital Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Network Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) JSON
2 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Reference Data
1 1 (11.11%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2019
3 1 (11.11%) Linux
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (22.22%) Data Management
1 2 (22.22%) Data Modelling
1 2 (22.22%) Data Strategy
1 2 (22.22%) DevOps
1 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 2 (22.22%) Logical Data Model
1 2 (22.22%) Migration
1 2 (22.22%) Physical Data Model
1 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (11.11%) Analytics
2 1 (11.11%) API Integration
2 1 (11.11%) Architecture Roadmap
2 1 (11.11%) Customer-Centricity
2 1 (11.11%) DAMA
2 1 (11.11%) DAMA DMBOK
2 1 (11.11%) Project Delivery
2 1 (11.11%) Requirements Gathering
2 1 (11.11%) Single Customer View
2 1 (11.11%) Strategic Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) CCDP
1 1 (11.11%) CCNP
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 1 (11.11%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco
2 2 (22.22%) Citrix
3 1 (11.11%) Orchard
3 1 (11.11%) Veeam
3 1 (11.11%) VMware