Period
to 12 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 6 months to 12 December 2018 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)
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 29 35
Rank change year-on-year -2 +6 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 16 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 5.46% 1.87% 2.79%
As % of the Cloud Services category 44.44% 26.32% 52.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 10
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £500 £404
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +23.84% +0.94%
10th Percentile £363 £323 £313
90th Percentile £388 £538 £499
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £450 £410
% change year-on-year +5.56% +9.76% -11.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - £45.00 -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £45.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +181.25% -

Microsoft 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 36 19 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 12.29% 7.12% 5.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 18 18
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £293 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.21% -21.48% +20.16%
10th Percentile £312 £201 £275
90th Percentile £401 £458 £495
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Staffordshire median hourly rate £21.00 £45.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.33% +181.25% +10.34%
10th Percentile £14.10 £40.00 £15.50
90th Percentile £21.50 £50.00 £16.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.25 £16.25
% change year-on-year +5.26% -12.31% +23.11%

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Azure in Staffordshire

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Azure in Staffordshire

Microsoft 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 Microsoft Azure within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 12 December 2018. 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 13 £375 +7.14% 11
Tamworth - 2 £365 - 6
Microsoft Azure
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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 Microsoft Azure.

1 16 (100.00%) SQL
2 14 (87.50%) .NET
3 13 (81.25%) Web Services
4 12 (75.00%) ASP.NET
4 12 (75.00%) SQL Server
4 12 (75.00%) C#
5 11 (68.75%) DB2
5 11 (68.75%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (68.75%) Visual Studio
5 11 (68.75%) Teradata
5 11 (68.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (68.75%) .NET Framework
5 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (68.75%) NoSQL
5 11 (68.75%) RabbitMQ
5 11 (68.75%) Entity Framework
5 11 (68.75%) Redis
5 11 (68.75%) Relational Database
5 11 (68.75%) Docker
6 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
7 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
7 2 (12.50%) Citrix
7 2 (12.50%) Unix
7 2 (12.50%) Windows
7 2 (12.50%) Linux
7 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (12.50%) XenApp
7 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
7 2 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (12.50%) Data Centre

Microsoft 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 (6.25%) IIS
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (68.75%) DB2
2 11 (68.75%) NoSQL
2 11 (68.75%) Redis
2 11 (68.75%) Relational Database
2 11 (68.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (6.25%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 11 (68.75%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 13 (81.25%) Developer
2 11 (68.75%) .NET Developer
2 11 (68.75%) C# .NET Developer
2 11 (68.75%) C# Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Angular Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (87.50%) .NET
2 13 (81.25%) Web Services
3 12 (75.00%) ASP.NET
4 11 (68.75%) .NET Framework
4 11 (68.75%) Entity Framework
4 11 (68.75%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (12.50%) .NET Core
6 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
6 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (6.25%) jQuery
6 1 (6.25%) Node.js
6 1 (6.25%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
1 2 (12.50%) Unix
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
1 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
1 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (68.75%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (6.25%) Business Forecasting
3 1 (6.25%) Migration
3 1 (6.25%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 16 (100.00%) SQL
2 12 (75.00%) C#
3 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
3 1 (6.25%) TypeScript
3 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
System Software
1 11 (68.75%) Docker
2 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (12.50%) XenApp
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Teradata
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 2 (12.50%) Citrix