Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 26 24
Rank change year-on-year +5 -2 +15
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 20 10 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 6.97% 4.18% 4.46%
As % of the Cloud Services category 54.05% 33.33% 65.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 14
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £363 £253 £313
90th Percentile £388 £479 £493
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £450 £408
% change year-on-year +5.56% +10.43% +10.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - £45.00 -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £45.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year - +183.46% -

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 37 30 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 12.89% 12.55% 6.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 27 21
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £260 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +44.23% -20.00% +18.18%
10th Percentile £289 £200 £288
90th Percentile £390 £380 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate £21.00 £29.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.59% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £14.00
% change year-on-year +1.69% +5.36% -22.22%

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 18 September 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 +4 17 £375 +11.11% 5
Tamworth - 2 £365 - 2
Microsoft Azure
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 17 (85.00%) .NET
1 17 (85.00%) Web Services
2 16 (80.00%) SQL Server
3 15 (75.00%) C#
3 15 (75.00%) SQL
3 15 (75.00%) .NET Framework
3 15 (75.00%) Entity Framework
4 14 (70.00%) ASP.NET
5 12 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (55.00%) Teradata
6 11 (55.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (55.00%) NoSQL
6 11 (55.00%) RabbitMQ
6 11 (55.00%) Redis
6 11 (55.00%) Relational Database
6 11 (55.00%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (55.00%) Visual Studio
6 11 (55.00%) DB2
6 11 (55.00%) Docker
7 6 (30.00%) Windows
7 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
8 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
8 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (20.00%) IaaS
9 4 (20.00%) PaaS
9 4 (20.00%) CSS
9 4 (20.00%) WCF
9 4 (20.00%) WPF
9 4 (20.00%) HTML
9 4 (20.00%) Self-Motivation

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 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) IaaS
1 4 (20.00%) PaaS
2 2 (10.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (55.00%) DB2
2 11 (55.00%) NoSQL
2 11 (55.00%) Redis
2 11 (55.00%) Relational Database
2 11 (55.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.00%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 11 (55.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (10.00%) MSI
2 2 (10.00%) WiX
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (85.00%) Developer
2 13 (65.00%) .NET Developer
3 11 (55.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 11 (55.00%) C# Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) UI Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Angular Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Azure Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Citrix Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Digital Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Digital Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Integration Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (85.00%) .NET
1 17 (85.00%) Web Services
2 15 (75.00%) .NET Framework
2 15 (75.00%) Entity Framework
3 14 (70.00%) ASP.NET
4 11 (55.00%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (20.00%) CSS
6 4 (20.00%) HTML
6 4 (20.00%) WCF
6 4 (20.00%) WPF
7 3 (15.00%) .NET Core
7 3 (15.00%) AngularJS
7 3 (15.00%) jQuery
8 2 (10.00%) Angular 2
8 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (10.00%) Dapper ORM
8 2 (10.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 2 (10.00%) MFC
8 2 (10.00%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Linux
2 2 (10.00%) Unix
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (55.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (10.00%) MVC
4 1 (5.00%) Business Forecasting
4 1 (5.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 1 (5.00%) Migration
4 1 (5.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 15 (75.00%) C#
1 15 (75.00%) SQL
2 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.00%) TypeScript
3 1 (5.00%) VB.NET
System Software
1 11 (55.00%) Docker
2 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (10.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) SCCM
1 2 (10.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) Teradata
2 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.00%) Citrix
3 2 (10.00%) VMware