Period
to 17 December 2017

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 17 December 2017 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
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 35 40
Rank change year-on-year +4 +5 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 5 13 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.86% 3.06% 0.69%
As % of the Cloud Services category 33.33% 54.17% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 2
Staffordshire median daily rate £500 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.05% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £323 £313 £375
90th Percentile £538 £600 £425
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £414 £461
% change year-on-year +8.76% -10.30% -0.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 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 15 24 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 5.58% 5.65% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 19 7
Staffordshire median daily rate £350 £400 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +29.03% -17.33%
10th Percentile £211 £275 £183
90th Percentile £482 £530 £425
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.18% +6.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Staffordshire median hourly rate £45.00 £16.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +181.25% +10.34% -
10th Percentile £40.00 £15.50 £13.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £16.50 £15.25
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.25 £16.25 £13.20
% change year-on-year -12.31% +23.11% -34.00%

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 17 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 17 December 2017. 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
Stafford +1 1 - -
Stoke-on-Trent +1 1 £350 -6.67%
Microsoft Azure
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Staffordshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (60.00%) Office 365
1 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Skype for Business
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Clustering
3 1 (20.00%) CESG
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Ruby
3 1 (20.00%) Supplier Management
3 1 (20.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Use Case
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) SCCM
3 1 (20.00%) SCOM
3 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) TeamCity
3 1 (20.00%) Dell
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) CCA

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 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (40.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) Office 365
2 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (20.00%) Azure Data Factory
2 1 (20.00%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) NetScaler
1 1 (20.00%) Skype
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (20.00%) Data Lake
1 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (20.00%) HDInsight
1 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
1 1 (20.00%) Power BI
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (20.00%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
1 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Technical Support
1 1 (20.00%) Administrator
1 1 (20.00%) Azure DevOps
1 1 (20.00%) Azure DevOps Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Azure Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Head of Service Management
1 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support
1 1 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (20.00%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) CESG
1 1 (20.00%) Clustering
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (20.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (20.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) CRM
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) Machine Learning
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Supplier Management
2 1 (20.00%) Task Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) Ruby
2 1 (20.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCA
1 1 (20.00%) CESG Certified Professional
1 1 (20.00%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (20.00%) MCSA
1 1 (20.00%) MCSE
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (20.00%) Terminal Services
2 1 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) XenApp
2 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Ansible
1 1 (20.00%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (20.00%) Puppet
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
1 1 (20.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) Dell
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle