The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the Liverpool region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 24 22 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 3 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 1.70% 2.68% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 50.00% 66.67% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate
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£283 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.37% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £386
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +0.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the Liverpool region.

Cloud Services Category
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
6 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 3.41% 4.03% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 0
Average daily rate £300 £300 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.23 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+4.49% -13.87%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

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

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Histogram in Liverpool

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Liverpool region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in Liverpool

Microsoft Azure
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) HP
1 2 (66.67%) Dell
1 2 (66.67%) Firmware
1 2 (66.67%) DMZ
1 2 (66.67%) Configuration Management
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 2000
1 2 (66.67%) DHCP
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
1 2 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (66.67%) Clustering
1 2 (66.67%) SCCM
1 2 (66.67%) SCVMM
1 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
1 2 (66.67%) DFS Replication
1 2 (66.67%) High Availability
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (33.33%) SaaS
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) DHCP
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
1 2 (66.67%) DMZ
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Operations Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Wintel Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Operations Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Wintel Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Cloud Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 2000
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Configuration Management
1 2 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (66.67%) High Availability
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) Firmware
1 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
1 2 (66.67%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) SCCM
1 2 (66.67%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) HP
1 2 (66.67%) Dell
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft