Period
to 19 March 2019

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 19 March 2019 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
19 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 35 25 31
Rank change year-on-year -10 +6 +9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 3 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.40% 4.85% 2.79%
As % of the Cloud Services category 15.79% 61.90% 31.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 9
Staffordshire median daily rate £413 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -11.76% -5.56%
10th Percentile £371 £316 £368
90th Percentile £554 £534 £513
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -2.50% +25.00% -28.89%

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 19 21 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 8.84% 7.84% 8.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 23
Staffordshire median daily rate £370 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.50% +8.11% +15.63%
10th Percentile £283 £166 £221
90th Percentile £467 £534 £479
West Midlands median daily rate £465 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +3.33% +9.09% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Staffordshire median hourly rate - £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -9.38% +10.34%
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +10.34% -9.38% +14.29%

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 19 March 2019.

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 19 March 2019. 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 1 £375 -11.76% 2
Lichfield - 1 £413 - 1
Microsoft Azure
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 March 2019, 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 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (33.33%) WPF
2 1 (33.33%) RESTful
2 1 (33.33%) Data Quality
2 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (33.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Core

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (33.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
1 1 (33.33%) C# Developer
1 1 (33.33%) CRM Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Lead .NET Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Lead Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Lead C# Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Lead Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior .NET Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior C# .NET Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior C# Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Core
2 1 (33.33%) RESTful
2 1 (33.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Salesforce.com