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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 33 28 35
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 7 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 3.48% 3.36% 1.87%
As % of the Cloud Services category 63.64% 29.63% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 0
Median daily rate £435 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £375 £378
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -6.25%
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
11 27 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 5.47% 11.34% 16.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 11
Median daily rate £435 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.35% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £460 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +92.30%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Chester 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 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 27 May 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 Chester region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (84.62%) Active Directory
2 11 (84.62%) Citrix
2 11 (84.62%) SCCM
2 11 (84.62%) Hyper-V
2 11 (84.62%) Office 365
3 9 (69.23%) Local Government
4 8 (61.54%) MS Exchange
5 6 (46.15%) ITIL
5 6 (46.15%) Windows
5 6 (46.15%) Migration
5 6 (46.15%) VMware
5 6 (46.15%) SCOM
5 6 (46.15%) Data Centre
6 5 (38.46%) Infrastructure Transformation
6 5 (38.46%) Windows Intune
6 5 (38.46%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (38.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 5 (38.46%) MCITP
6 5 (38.46%) MCSA
6 5 (38.46%) DHCP
6 5 (38.46%) DNS
6 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
7 4 (30.77%) SharePoint
7 4 (30.77%) Skype for Business
8 3 (23.08%) Unified Communications
8 3 (23.08%) SaaS
8 3 (23.08%) PaaS
8 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Chester 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 8 (61.54%) MS Exchange
2 4 (30.77%) SharePoint
2 4 (30.77%) Skype for Business
3 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (7.69%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
2 2 (15.38%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (84.62%) Office 365
2 3 (23.08%) IaaS
2 3 (23.08%) PaaS
2 3 (23.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) DHCP
1 5 (38.46%) DNS
2 3 (23.08%) Remote Desktop
2 3 (23.08%) Skype
2 3 (23.08%) Unified Communications
3 1 (7.69%) LAN
3 1 (7.69%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (7.69%) SAN
3 1 (7.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (69.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Architect
1 4 (30.77%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (23.08%) Cloud Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Migration Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Cloud Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Cloud Solutions Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Project Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Solutions Architect
3 2 (15.38%) VMware Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) ICT Manager
4 1 (7.69%) ICT Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Migration Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Migration Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Senior ICT Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Data Centre
2 3 (23.08%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (7.69%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Windows 10
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) ITIL
1 6 (46.15%) Migration
2 5 (38.46%) Infrastructure Transformation
3 3 (23.08%) Identity Management
4 2 (15.38%) TOGAF
5 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity
5 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
5 1 (7.69%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 5 (38.46%) MCITP
1 5 (38.46%) MCSA
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 11 (84.62%) Active Directory
1 11 (84.62%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Server
2 1 (7.69%) vSphere
2 1 (7.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (84.62%) SCCM
2 6 (46.15%) SCOM
3 5 (38.46%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (84.62%) Citrix
3 6 (46.15%) VMware
4 1 (7.69%) Avaya