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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 37 62 67
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 10 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.98% 1.50% 0.39%
As % of the Cloud Services category 13.51% 24.56% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 3
Median daily rate £500 £456 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +1.38%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £35.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-57.85% +34.61%

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
74 57 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 14.68% 6.11% 3.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 37 20
Median daily rate £488 £475 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% +22.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £340 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £444
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £12.50 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.28% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-12.79% -13.35%

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 February 2017.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram 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 February 2017. 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 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 +28 7 £525 +2.43% 3
Chester +4 1 £475 +90.00% 1
Microsoft Azure
North West

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, 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 11 (44.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (32.00%) Hybrid Cloud
4 7 (28.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (28.00%) Identity Management
4 7 (28.00%) TOGAF
5 6 (24.00%) VMware
5 6 (24.00%) Windows
5 6 (24.00%) Cisco
5 6 (24.00%) Biometrics
5 6 (24.00%) Smartcard
6 5 (20.00%) C#
6 5 (20.00%) Internet
6 5 (20.00%) CMS
6 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (20.00%) DevOps
6 5 (20.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 5 (20.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (20.00%) OWASP
6 5 (20.00%) Git (software)
6 5 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (20.00%) Node.js
6 5 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (20.00%) Static Code Analysis
6 5 (20.00%) AngularJS
7 4 (16.00%) Office 365
7 4 (16.00%) BYOD
7 4 (16.00%) Local Government
7 4 (16.00%) Wi-Fi

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 5 (20.00%) CMS
2 4 (16.00%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (4.00%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 7 (28.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 5 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (16.00%) Office 365
4 2 (8.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) Internet
2 4 (16.00%) LAN
2 4 (16.00%) WAN
2 4 (16.00%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (12.00%) DNS
3 3 (12.00%) MPLS
4 2 (8.00%) VLAN
5 1 (4.00%) Firewall
5 1 (4.00%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.00%) Power BI
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2014
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2016
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.00%) Bitbucket
2 1 (4.00%) MSBuild
2 1 (4.00%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (4.00%) Selenium
2 1 (4.00%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (16.00%) Local Government
2 1 (4.00%) Advertising
2 1 (4.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Architect
2 5 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Senior Architect
3 4 (16.00%) Digital Architect
3 4 (16.00%) Digital Technical Architect
3 4 (16.00%) Network Architect
3 4 (16.00%) Technical Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Enterprise Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Senior Digital Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Senior Technical Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Cisco Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Cisco Network Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Enterprise Architect
5 2 (8.00%) TOGAF Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Security Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) AngularJS
1 5 (20.00%) Node.js
2 3 (12.00%) OAuth2
2 3 (12.00%) OpenID
2 3 (12.00%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 6 (24.00%) Smartcard
3 4 (16.00%) BYOD
4 3 (12.00%) Fat Client
4 3 (12.00%) Thin Client
5 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
6 1 (4.00%) PKI
6 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.00%) Windows 10
2 3 (12.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Identity Management
1 7 (28.00%) TOGAF
2 6 (24.00%) Biometrics
3 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (20.00%) DevOps
3 5 (20.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 5 (20.00%) OWASP
3 5 (20.00%) Static Code Analysis
3 5 (20.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 4 (16.00%) Migration
5 3 (12.00%) Service Design
6 2 (8.00%) ERP
6 2 (8.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (8.00%) Service Management
7 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (4.00%) ITIL
7 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (4.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) C#
2 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (4.00%) CCIE
2 1 (4.00%) CCNA
2 1 (4.00%) CCNP
2 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (8.00%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (44.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (12.00%) VMware ESX
2 3 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (12.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 10 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (24.00%) Cisco
2 6 (24.00%) VMware
3 3 (12.00%) AppSense
3 3 (12.00%) Citrix
4 1 (4.00%) Barracuda Networks
4 1 (4.00%) CheckPoint