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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 63 67 67
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 9 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.16% 0.52% 0.25%
As % of the Cloud Services category 19.15% 7.69% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 0
Median daily rate £450 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+19.86% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +122.85%
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
47 65 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.04% 6.76% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 34 6
Median daily rate £425 £475 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +33.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £695 £531
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £12.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £20.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-19.27% +22.05%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing Microsoft Azure as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +5 6 £450 +28.57% 3
Knutsford - 2 - -
Macclesfield - 1 £250 -
Microsoft Azure
North West

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 16 (45.71%) Active Directory
2 15 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 15 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (34.29%) Office 365
4 11 (31.43%) Citrix
4 11 (31.43%) SaaS
4 11 (31.43%) SCCM
4 11 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (28.57%) Windows
6 9 (25.71%) Hyper-V
6 9 (25.71%) PaaS
6 9 (25.71%) Amazon RDS
7 8 (22.86%) Security Cleared
8 7 (20.00%) MS Excel
8 7 (20.00%) SharePoint
8 7 (20.00%) Migration
8 7 (20.00%) Vagrant
8 7 (20.00%) Puppet
8 7 (20.00%) Data Centre
8 7 (20.00%) Windows 10
9 6 (17.14%) Information Architecture
9 6 (17.14%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (17.14%) ArchiMate
9 6 (17.14%) CRM
9 6 (17.14%) UML
9 6 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (14.29%) SCOM
10 5 (14.29%) PowerShell
10 5 (14.29%) Local Government
10 5 (14.29%) SQL

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 7 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (11.43%) MS Exchange
3 3 (8.57%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (8.57%) OpenStack
3 3 (8.57%) Skype for Business
4 2 (5.71%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.86%) Apache
5 1 (2.86%) Confluence
5 1 (2.86%) nginx
5 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (5.71%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 15 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (34.29%) Office 365
3 11 (31.43%) SaaS
4 9 (25.71%) PaaS
5 5 (14.29%) IaaS
6 2 (5.71%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (5.71%) Engine Yard
6 2 (5.71%) GitHub
6 2 (5.71%) Heroku
6 2 (5.71%) SoftLayer
7 1 (2.86%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) Firewall
1 3 (8.57%) Internet
1 3 (8.57%) Remote Desktop
1 3 (8.57%) Skype
1 3 (8.57%) Unified Communications
2 2 (5.71%) DHCP
2 2 (5.71%) DNS
3 1 (2.86%) HTTP
3 1 (2.86%) Intranet
3 1 (2.86%) SSL
3 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.71%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.86%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.86%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (20.00%) Vagrant
2 5 (14.29%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (11.43%) Git (software)
4 3 (8.57%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.86%) JIRA
5 1 (2.86%) NuGet
5 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.86%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.86%) Travis CI
General
1 5 (14.29%) Local Government
2 2 (5.71%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Marketing
2 2 (5.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (40.00%) Architect
2 7 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 6 (17.14%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (14.29%) Technical Architect
5 4 (11.43%) Developer
6 3 (8.57%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Node.js Developer
6 3 (8.57%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Cloud Architect
7 2 (5.71%) Cloud Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.71%) E-Commerce Architect
7 2 (5.71%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Security Architect
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Architect
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.71%) VMware Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) IT Architect
8 1 (2.86%) Programme Director
8 1 (2.86%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) Node.js
2 3 (8.57%) Web Services
3 2 (5.71%) .NET
3 2 (5.71%) hapi
3 2 (5.71%) MCollective
3 2 (5.71%) Middleware
4 1 (2.86%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.86%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.86%) CSS
4 1 (2.86%) Entity Framework
4 1 (2.86%) HTML
4 1 (2.86%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (2.86%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (11.43%) CESG
2 4 (11.43%) Fat Client
2 4 (11.43%) PKI
2 4 (11.43%) Thin Client
3 3 (8.57%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (5.71%) Client/Server
4 2 (5.71%) Clustering
4 2 (5.71%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 10 (28.57%) Windows
2 7 (20.00%) Windows 10
3 4 (11.43%) Linux
4 2 (5.71%) CentOS
4 2 (5.71%) Ubuntu
4 2 (5.71%) Unix
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.86%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (20.00%) Migration
3 6 (17.14%) ArchiMate
3 6 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (17.14%) CRM
3 6 (17.14%) Information Architecture
3 6 (17.14%) UML
4 5 (14.29%) Identity Management
4 5 (14.29%) Infrastructure Transformation
5 4 (11.43%) API Integration
5 4 (11.43%) Data Migration
5 4 (11.43%) Project Management
5 4 (11.43%) Storage Virtualisation
6 3 (8.57%) Configuration Management
6 3 (8.57%) DevOps
6 3 (8.57%) ITIL
6 3 (8.57%) Risk Management
6 3 (8.57%) Software Delivery
7 2 (5.71%) E-Commerce
7 2 (5.71%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.29%) PowerShell
1 5 (14.29%) SQL
2 4 (11.43%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.71%) Bash Shell
3 2 (5.71%) Python
3 2 (5.71%) Ruby
4 1 (2.86%) C
4 1 (2.86%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (22.86%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.71%) AWS Certification
2 2 (5.71%) Degree
2 2 (5.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (5.71%) MCITP
2 2 (5.71%) MCSA
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (45.71%) Active Directory
2 9 (25.71%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.86%) Docker
4 1 (2.86%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 11 (31.43%) SCCM
2 7 (20.00%) Puppet
3 6 (17.14%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (14.29%) SCOM
5 4 (11.43%) SCOrch
6 3 (8.57%) Ansible
6 3 (8.57%) Nagios
7 2 (5.71%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (5.71%) Cobbler
8 1 (2.86%) logstash
8 1 (2.86%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 15 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 11 (31.43%) Citrix
3 5 (14.29%) VMware
4 3 (8.57%) Red Hat
5 2 (5.71%) ATG
5 2 (5.71%) BMC
5 2 (5.71%) Oracle
5 2 (5.71%) Teradata
6 1 (2.86%) Atlassian