The first table below looks at the demand for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category for the Chester region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 20 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.74% - -
As % of the Cloud Services category 20.00% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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- - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - £13.50
Cloud Services Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 3.68% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £288 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £32.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-48.43% +137.03%
Microsoft Azure
Cheshire

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (80.00%) DNS
2 3 (60.00%) SSL
2 3 (60.00%) Internet
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) LAMP
2 3 (60.00%) Information Security
2 3 (60.00%) JSP
2 3 (60.00%) IIS
2 3 (60.00%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (60.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (60.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (60.00%) OWASP
2 3 (60.00%) Akamai
2 3 (60.00%) Web Development
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000
4 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (20.00%) DHCP
4 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) Dell
4 1 (20.00%) SAN
4 1 (20.00%) Firmware
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (20.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (20.00%) CSS
4 1 (20.00%) C#

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 3 (60.00%) IIS
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) DNS
2 3 (60.00%) SSL
2 3 (60.00%) Internet
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) SAN
3 1 (20.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Consultant
1 3 (60.00%) Security Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Wintel Support
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Wintel Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Wintel Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) JSP
1 3 (60.00%) LAMP
2 1 (20.00%) Ajax
2 1 (20.00%) jQuery
2 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (20.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Data Protection Act
1 3 (60.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (20.00%) Firmware
2 1 (20.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Web Development
1 3 (60.00%) Data Protection
1 3 (60.00%) OWASP
1 3 (60.00%) Information Security
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) MVC
2 1 (20.00%) BDD
2 1 (20.00%) High Availability
2 1 (20.00%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (20.00%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) WSUS
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
1 1 (20.00%) SCOM
1 1 (20.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Akamai
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) Dell
3 1 (20.00%) McAfee