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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 26 29 40
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 9 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 4.71% 3.28% 1.61%
As % of the Cloud Services category 75.00% 33.33% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 0
Average daily rate £435 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £80.00 £28.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+185.71% -12.50%
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
12 24 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 6.28% 9.84% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 12
Average daily rate £435 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.35% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £400 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £463 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.61 £25.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +78.57%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Chester region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 April 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 14 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 12 (85.71%) Citrix
2 12 (85.71%) SCCM
2 12 (85.71%) Hyper-V
2 12 (85.71%) Office 365
3 10 (71.43%) Local Government
4 9 (64.29%) MS Exchange
5 7 (50.00%) ITIL
5 7 (50.00%) Migration
5 7 (50.00%) VMware
6 6 (42.86%) MCITP
6 6 (42.86%) Windows
6 6 (42.86%) MCSA
6 6 (42.86%) DHCP
6 6 (42.86%) DNS
6 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (42.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 6 (42.86%) SCOM
6 6 (42.86%) Data Centre
7 5 (35.71%) Infrastructure Transformation
7 5 (35.71%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (35.71%) Windows Intune
8 4 (28.57%) Skype for Business
8 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
8 4 (28.57%) SharePoint
9 3 (21.43%) Windows 10
9 3 (21.43%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (21.43%) Identity Management
9 3 (21.43%) Unified Communications

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 9 (64.29%) MS Exchange
2 4 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 4 (28.57%) Skype for Business
3 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (7.14%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (85.71%) Office 365
2 3 (21.43%) IaaS
2 3 (21.43%) PaaS
2 3 (21.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) DHCP
1 6 (42.86%) DNS
2 3 (21.43%) Remote Desktop
2 3 (21.43%) Skype
2 3 (21.43%) Unified Communications
3 1 (7.14%) LAN
3 1 (7.14%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (7.14%) SAN
3 1 (7.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (71.43%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Architect
1 4 (28.57%) Cloud Engineer
1 4 (28.57%) Migration Engineer
1 4 (28.57%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Cloud Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Cloud Solutions Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Senior Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Senior Solutions Architect
2 2 (14.29%) VMware Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) ICT Manager
3 1 (7.14%) ICT Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Migration Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Migration Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Senior ICT Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 3 (21.43%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (7.14%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Windows 10
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) ITIL
1 7 (50.00%) Migration
2 5 (35.71%) Infrastructure Transformation
3 3 (21.43%) Identity Management
4 2 (14.29%) TOGAF
5 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity
5 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
5 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
5 1 (7.14%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 6 (42.86%) MCITP
1 6 (42.86%) MCSA
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 12 (85.71%) Active Directory
1 12 (85.71%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (7.14%) VMware ESX
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Server
2 1 (7.14%) vSphere
2 1 (7.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (85.71%) SCCM
2 6 (42.86%) SCOM
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (85.71%) Citrix
3 7 (50.00%) VMware
4 1 (7.14%) Avaya
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