The table below looks at the statistics 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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 20 - 37
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 6 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 5.04% - 0.50%
As % of the Cloud Services category 75.00% - 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £250 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 -
% change year-on-year
+34.61% -
Microsoft Azure
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Cloud Services Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
8 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 6.72% 4.96% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 0
Average daily rate £325 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
-17.77% +30.62%

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
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Microsoft Azure Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 8 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (100.00%) Local Government
1 8 (100.00%) Office 365
2 7 (87.50%) Hyper-V
2 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 7 (87.50%) Citrix
2 7 (87.50%) ITIL
2 7 (87.50%) VMware
2 7 (87.50%) SCCM
3 6 (75.00%) Configuration Management
3 6 (75.00%) Migration
3 6 (75.00%) MCSA
3 6 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (75.00%) DHCP
3 6 (75.00%) DNS
3 6 (75.00%) MCITP
3 6 (75.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (37.50%) Windows
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (12.50%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (12.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (12.50%) VMware Server
6 1 (12.50%) SCOM
6 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
6 1 (12.50%) LAN
6 1 (12.50%) WAN

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 8 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (12.50%) IIS
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) DHCP
1 6 (75.00%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (12.50%) SAN
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (100.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Cloud Engineer
1 4 (50.00%) Migration Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) ICT Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (12.50%) ICT Manager
3 1 (12.50%) ICT Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 1 (12.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) ITIL
2 6 (75.00%) Configuration Management
2 6 (75.00%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 6 (75.00%) MCITP
1 6 (75.00%) MCSA
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
1 7 (87.50%) Hyper-V
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Server
2 1 (12.50%) vSphere
2 1 (12.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (87.50%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) SCOM
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (87.50%) Citrix
2 7 (87.50%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) Avaya