Period
to 1 April 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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 35 22
Rank change year-on-year +27 -13 +6
Contract jobs citing Azure 10 3 13
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Staffordshire 8.70% 1.40% 4.76%
As % of the Cloud Services category 52.63% 14.29% 52.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 11
Median daily rate £375 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% -14.29%
10th Percentile £289 £376 £350
90th Percentile £595 £537 £538
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +79.49% -2.50% +25.00%

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 19 21 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 16.52% 9.81% 9.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 18 13
Median daily rate £350 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -3.23% +4.73%
10th Percentile £167 £287 £183
90th Percentile £520 £474 £530
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £26.75 - £14.50
10th Percentile £19.93 - £13.75
90th Percentile £33.38 - £15.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £12.93 £14.00
% change year-on-year +170.79% -7.68% -12.50%

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 +11 4 £380 +1.33% 7
Lichfield +4 1 £275 -33.33% 3
Stafford - 1 - - 2
Tamworth - 1 £375 - 2
Burton-upon-Trent - 1 £305 - 4
Azure
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) Office 365
2 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (30.00%) Windows
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (20.00%) .NET Core
4 2 (20.00%) Analytics
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (20.00%) Vue.js
4 2 (20.00%) Okta
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2016
4 2 (20.00%) Skype for Business
4 2 (20.00%) React
4 2 (20.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (20.00%) SCCM
4 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (20.00%) Migration
4 2 (20.00%) VMware
4 2 (20.00%) Clustering
4 2 (20.00%) C#
4 2 (20.00%) .NET
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
5 1 (10.00%) ETL
5 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco
5 1 (10.00%) Dell
5 1 (10.00%) Citrix
5 1 (10.00%) 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 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (20.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Office 365
2 1 (10.00%) AWS
2 1 (10.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Azure ExpressRoute
2 1 (10.00%) IaaS
2 1 (10.00%) PaaS
2 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) NetScaler
1 1 (10.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Police
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Active Directory Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Azure Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) CRM Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Office 365 Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) SCCM Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
1 2 (20.00%) .NET Core
1 2 (20.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (20.00%) React
1 2 (20.00%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) FMCG
2 1 (10.00%) Private Cloud
2 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
1 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2016
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Analytics
1 2 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Application Virtualisation
2 1 (10.00%) Architectural Design
2 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (10.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) CRM
2 1 (10.00%) Data Development
2 1 (10.00%) Data Strategy
2 1 (10.00%) Decision-Making
2 1 (10.00%) ETL
2 1 (10.00%) Identity Management
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (10.00%) Patch Management
2 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (10.00%) Server Management
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Leadership
2 1 (10.00%) Technology Roadmap
2 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) CCNA
1 1 (10.00%) CCNP
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (10.00%) MCSA
1 1 (10.00%) MCSE
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (10.00%) BitLocker
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (10.00%) Terminal Services
3 1 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (10.00%) XenApp
3 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (20.00%) SCCM
3 1 (10.00%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (10.00%) FortiGate
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (10.00%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Okta
2 2 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) Alteryx
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) Cognos
3 1 (10.00%) Dell
3 1 (10.00%) Fortinet
3 1 (10.00%) Tableau