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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 43 66 69
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 14 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.20% 0.60% 0.13%
As % of the Cloud Services category 19.72% 11.54% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 0
Median daily rate £650 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £37.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-60.00% +44.23%
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
71 52 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 11.16% 5.16% 3.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 32 15
Median daily rate £588 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.23% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £350 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £688 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £413 £415
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -0.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £12.75 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.57% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £27.50 £20.75
% change year-on-year
-40.00% +32.53%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 +14 11 £675 - 1
Chester +3 2 £319 -20.31% 1
Microsoft Azure
North West

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 13 (65.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (35.00%) Identity Management
3 7 (35.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (30.00%) TOGAF
4 6 (30.00%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (30.00%) VMware
4 6 (30.00%) Windows
4 6 (30.00%) Biometrics
4 6 (30.00%) Smartcard
5 5 (25.00%) Office 365
5 5 (25.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 5 (25.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 4 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (20.00%) CMS
6 4 (20.00%) Migration
6 4 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (15.00%) Citrix
7 3 (15.00%) SAML
7 3 (15.00%) Internet
7 3 (15.00%) Thin Client
7 3 (15.00%) Cisco
7 3 (15.00%) DNS
7 3 (15.00%) VMware ESX
7 3 (15.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (15.00%) AppSense
7 3 (15.00%) Local Government
7 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
7 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (15.00%) XenApp

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 4 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (20.00%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (35.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 5 (25.00%) Office 365
3 4 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (10.00%) IaaS
4 2 (10.00%) PaaS
4 2 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) DNS
1 3 (15.00%) Internet
2 2 (10.00%) Intranet
2 2 (10.00%) LAN
2 2 (10.00%) WAN
2 2 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (5.00%) Firewall
3 1 (5.00%) MPLS
3 1 (5.00%) VLAN
3 1 (5.00%) X.509
General
1 3 (15.00%) Local Government
2 1 (5.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Architect
2 5 (25.00%) Senior Architect
2 5 (25.00%) Technical Architect
3 4 (20.00%) Digital Architect
3 4 (20.00%) Digital Technical Architect
4 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Architect
4 3 (15.00%) Senior Digital Architect
4 3 (15.00%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
4 3 (15.00%) Senior Technical Architect
5 2 (10.00%) .NET Developer
5 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 2 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (10.00%) C# Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Enterprise Architect
5 2 (10.00%) TOGAF Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Azure Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Transformation Director
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) OAuth2
1 3 (15.00%) OpenID
1 3 (15.00%) SAML
2 2 (10.00%) .NET
2 2 (10.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (10.00%) CSS
2 2 (10.00%) Entity Framework
2 2 (10.00%) HTML
2 2 (10.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Biometrics
1 6 (30.00%) Hybrid Cloud
1 6 (30.00%) Smartcard
2 3 (15.00%) Fat Client
2 3 (15.00%) Thin Client
3 2 (10.00%) BYOD
3 2 (10.00%) Client/Server
3 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.00%) PKI
4 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Windows 10
2 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Identity Management
2 6 (30.00%) TOGAF
3 5 (25.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 5 (25.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 4 (20.00%) Migration
5 3 (15.00%) Service Design
5 3 (15.00%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (10.00%) IT Governance
6 2 (10.00%) MVC
6 2 (10.00%) Network Design
6 2 (10.00%) Project Management
6 2 (10.00%) Project Planning
6 2 (10.00%) Risk Management
6 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (10.00%) Service Management
6 2 (10.00%) SOA
6 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (5.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) C#
1 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (5.00%) CCNA
1 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (65.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (15.00%) VMware ESX
2 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (15.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (30.00%) VMware
3 3 (15.00%) AppSense
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco
3 3 (15.00%) Citrix
4 1 (5.00%) Barracuda Networks
4 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint