The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 62 66 66
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 10 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.07% 0.14% 1.13%
As % of the Cloud Services category 23.26% 4.35% 27.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 5
Average daily rate £463 £450 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +38.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 -
% change year-on-year
+34.61% -
Microsoft Azure
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Cloud Services Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
43 23 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.62% 3.11% 4.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 17 25
Average daily rate £425 £375 £565
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -33.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £288 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £414 £696
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £19.00 £16.86
% change year-on-year
+2.60% +12.67%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Cloud Services category.

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Microsoft Azure
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Cheshire region.

Microsoft Azure Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Microsoft Azure
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 6 £250 -
Warrington - 4 £519 - 2
Microsoft Azure
North West

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Azure.

1 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
1 10 (58.82%) Active Directory
2 9 (52.94%) ITIL
3 8 (47.06%) MS Exchange
3 8 (47.06%) Configuration Management
3 8 (47.06%) Local Government
3 8 (47.06%) Office 365
4 7 (41.18%) SCCM
4 7 (41.18%) Hyper-V
4 7 (41.18%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (41.18%) VMware
4 7 (41.18%) Citrix
5 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (35.29%) DHCP
5 6 (35.29%) DNS
5 6 (35.29%) MCSA
5 6 (35.29%) Migration
5 6 (35.29%) MCITP
5 6 (35.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (23.53%) Finance
6 4 (23.53%) Windows
7 3 (17.65%) SQL
7 3 (17.65%) Oracle
7 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
7 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce
7 3 (17.65%) ERP
7 3 (17.65%) Firewall
7 3 (17.65%) ATG
7 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (17.65%) Teradata

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Azure. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (47.06%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.76%) Apache
2 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (11.76%) IIS
2 2 (11.76%) nginx
2 2 (11.76%) Node.js
2 2 (11.76%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.88%) CMS
3 1 (5.88%) EPiServer CMS
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.88%) Lync
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (5.88%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 8 (47.06%) Office 365
2 7 (41.18%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (17.65%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) DHCP
1 6 (35.29%) DNS
2 3 (17.65%) Firewall
3 2 (11.76%) HTTP
4 1 (5.88%) LAN
4 1 (5.88%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (5.88%) SAN
4 1 (5.88%) SSL
4 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) MongoDB
1 2 (11.76%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.88%) Bower
2 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.88%) Grunt
2 1 (5.88%) gulp
2 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (47.06%) Local Government
2 4 (23.53%) Finance
3 3 (17.65%) Retail
4 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Architect
1 4 (23.53%) Cloud Engineer
1 4 (23.53%) Migration Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Developer
2 3 (17.65%) Security Architect
3 2 (11.76%) .NET Developer
3 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Operations Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (11.76%) VMware Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Web Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Angular Developer
4 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 1 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (5.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Cloud Developer
4 1 (5.88%) ICT Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (5.88%) ICT Manager
4 1 (5.88%) ICT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) .NET
1 2 (11.76%) .NET Framework
1 2 (11.76%) CSS
1 2 (11.76%) HTML
1 2 (11.76%) Web Services
2 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
2 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (5.88%) Entity Framework
2 1 (5.88%) LINQ
2 1 (5.88%) OAuth
2 1 (5.88%) RESTful
2 1 (5.88%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.88%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (11.76%) Linux
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) ITIL
2 8 (47.06%) Configuration Management
3 6 (35.29%) Migration
4 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce
4 3 (17.65%) ERP
5 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (11.76%) Scrum
6 1 (5.88%) ArchiMate
6 1 (5.88%) Automated Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Contact Management
6 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (5.88%) DevOps
6 1 (5.88%) Information Architecture
6 1 (5.88%) MVC
6 1 (5.88%) Software Delivery
6 1 (5.88%) TDD
6 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Web Design
6 1 (5.88%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) C#
2 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 6 (35.29%) MCITP
1 6 (35.29%) MCSA
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (58.82%) Active Directory
2 7 (41.18%) Hyper-V
3 2 (11.76%) vCloud
4 1 (5.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (5.88%) VMware ESX
4 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.88%) VMware Server
4 1 (5.88%) vSphere
4 1 (5.88%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (41.18%) SCCM
2 2 (11.76%) logstash
2 2 (11.76%) Nagios
2 2 (11.76%) Puppet
2 2 (11.76%) ZABBIX
3 1 (5.88%) Ansible
3 1 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (5.88%) SCOM
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
2 7 (41.18%) Citrix
2 7 (41.18%) VMware
3 3 (17.65%) ATG
3 3 (17.65%) Oracle
3 3 (17.65%) Teradata
4 1 (5.88%) Avaya
4 1 (5.88%) EPiServer