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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 63 65 64
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 25 17 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.46% 1.73% 0.62%
As % of the Cloud Services category 36.23% 18.28% 11.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 13 1
Median daily rate £440 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -10.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £375 £378
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +9.37%
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
69 93 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.79% 9.46% 5.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 70 16
Median daily rate £450 £525 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +35.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £400 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £700 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +85.18%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 -3 14 £450 - 1
Chester -7 7 £435 -3.33%
Knutsford - 2 - -
Microsoft Azure
North West

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 20 (51.28%) Active Directory
2 19 (48.72%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (43.59%) Microsoft
4 15 (38.46%) Citrix
4 15 (38.46%) SCCM
4 15 (38.46%) Office 365
5 13 (33.33%) Hyper-V
6 12 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (28.21%) Windows
7 11 (28.21%) Migration
8 10 (25.64%) Security Cleared
9 9 (23.08%) SaaS
9 9 (23.08%) Local Government
9 9 (23.08%) VMware
9 9 (23.08%) Amazon RDS
10 8 (20.51%) Data Centre
10 8 (20.51%) ITIL
10 8 (20.51%) SharePoint
10 8 (20.51%) MS Exchange
10 8 (20.51%) Puppet
11 7 (17.95%) PaaS
11 7 (17.95%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (17.95%) MS Excel
11 7 (17.95%) CRM
11 7 (17.95%) UML
11 7 (17.95%) Windows 10
11 7 (17.95%) Vagrant
11 7 (17.95%) ArchiMate
11 7 (17.95%) Information Architecture
12 6 (15.38%) Opscode Chef

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 8 (20.51%) MS Exchange
1 8 (20.51%) SharePoint
2 5 (12.82%) Node.js
3 4 (10.26%) Skype for Business
4 3 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (7.69%) OpenStack
5 2 (5.13%) Apache
5 2 (5.13%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (5.13%) nginx
5 2 (5.13%) Tomcat
6 1 (2.56%) Confluence
6 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.56%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (17.95%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (7.69%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 19 (48.72%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (38.46%) Office 365
3 9 (23.08%) SaaS
4 7 (17.95%) PaaS
5 4 (10.26%) SoftLayer
6 3 (7.69%) IaaS
7 2 (5.13%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (5.13%) Engine Yard
7 2 (5.13%) GitHub
7 2 (5.13%) Heroku
8 1 (2.56%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.82%) DHCP
1 5 (12.82%) DNS
1 5 (12.82%) Firewall
2 3 (7.69%) Internet
2 3 (7.69%) Remote Desktop
2 3 (7.69%) Skype
2 3 (7.69%) Unified Communications
3 2 (5.13%) HTTP
3 2 (5.13%) SSL
3 2 (5.13%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.56%) LAN
4 1 (2.56%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (2.56%) SAN
4 1 (2.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.08%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.13%) MongoDB
3 2 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (17.95%) Vagrant
2 5 (12.82%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (10.26%) Git (software)
3 4 (10.26%) Jenkins
4 2 (5.13%) Travis CI
5 1 (2.56%) JIRA
5 1 (2.56%) NuGet
5 1 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.56%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (23.08%) Local Government
2 4 (10.26%) Finance
2 4 (10.26%) Retail
3 3 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (41.03%) Architect
2 7 (17.95%) Project Manager
2 7 (17.95%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (10.26%) E-Commerce Architect
3 4 (10.26%) Security Architect
3 4 (10.26%) Technical Architect
4 3 (7.69%) Cloud Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Developer
4 3 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Migration Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Node.js Developer
4 3 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (5.13%) Cloud Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.13%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Operations Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Architect
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.13%) VMware Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) Web Services
2 2 (5.13%) hapi
2 2 (5.13%) MCollective
3 1 (2.56%) .NET
3 1 (2.56%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.56%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (2.56%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) Data Centre
2 5 (12.82%) PKI
3 4 (10.26%) CESG
3 4 (10.26%) Fat Client
3 4 (10.26%) Thin Client
4 3 (7.69%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (5.13%) Clustering
5 2 (5.13%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 11 (28.21%) Windows
2 7 (17.95%) Windows 10
3 5 (12.82%) Linux
4 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.13%) CentOS
5 2 (5.13%) Ubuntu
5 2 (5.13%) Unix
5 2 (5.13%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (28.21%) Migration
3 8 (20.51%) ITIL
4 7 (17.95%) ArchiMate
4 7 (17.95%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (17.95%) CRM
4 7 (17.95%) Information Architecture
4 7 (17.95%) UML
5 5 (12.82%) Identity Management
5 5 (12.82%) Infrastructure Transformation
6 4 (10.26%) API Integration
6 4 (10.26%) Configuration Management
6 4 (10.26%) Data Migration
6 4 (10.26%) E-Commerce
6 4 (10.26%) ERP
6 4 (10.26%) Software Delivery
6 4 (10.26%) Storage Virtualisation
7 3 (7.69%) Contact Management
7 3 (7.69%) DevOps
8 2 (5.13%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.82%) PowerShell
2 4 (10.26%) SQL
3 3 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.13%) Bash Shell
4 2 (5.13%) Python
4 2 (5.13%) Ruby
5 1 (2.56%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (25.64%) Security Cleared
2 5 (12.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 5 (12.82%) MCITP
2 5 (12.82%) MCSA
2 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.13%) AWS Certification
3 2 (5.13%) Degree
4 1 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (51.28%) Active Directory
2 13 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 3 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.13%) vCloud
5 1 (2.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (2.56%) Docker
5 1 (2.56%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.56%) VMware Server
5 1 (2.56%) vSphere
5 1 (2.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (38.46%) SCCM
2 8 (20.51%) Puppet
3 6 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (15.38%) SCOM
4 5 (12.82%) Windows Intune
5 4 (10.26%) Ansible
5 4 (10.26%) Nagios
5 4 (10.26%) SCOrch
6 2 (5.13%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (5.13%) Cobbler
6 2 (5.13%) logstash
6 2 (5.13%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 17 (43.59%) Microsoft
2 15 (38.46%) Citrix
3 9 (23.08%) VMware
4 4 (10.26%) ATG
4 4 (10.26%) Oracle
4 4 (10.26%) Teradata
5 3 (7.69%) Red Hat
6 2 (5.13%) BMC
7 1 (2.56%) Atlassian
7 1 (2.56%) Avaya
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