The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
North West / Merseyside
Rank 22 36 20
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -16
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 19 2 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 6.15% 0.63% 5.41%
As % of the Cloud Services category 47.50% 10.53% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 4
Median daily rate £409 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% +6.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.88 £35.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-57.50% +34.61%

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

Cloud Services Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
40 19 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 12.94% 5.96% 7.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 13 8
Median daily rate £405 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £165 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £395 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £145.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-12.79% -8.25%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside 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 Merseyside

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

Microsoft Azure
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +10 17 £468 +24.66% 3
Microsoft Azure
North West

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (37.04%) .NET
3 9 (33.33%) Linux
3 9 (33.33%) AngularJS
4 8 (29.63%) JavaScript
5 7 (25.93%) C#
5 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
5 7 (25.93%) Data Centre
6 6 (22.22%) MVC
6 6 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (22.22%) Scrum
7 5 (18.52%) MS Exchange
7 5 (18.52%) HTML
7 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
7 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET
7 5 (18.52%) CSS
7 5 (18.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (18.52%) HTML5
7 5 (18.52%) Office 365
7 5 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (18.52%) Open Source
8 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (14.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
8 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
8 4 (14.81%) Automated Testing
8 4 (14.81%) CSS3
8 4 (14.81%) Node.js

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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 5 (18.52%) MS Exchange
2 3 (11.11%) WebSphere
3 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.70%) CMS
4 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (18.52%) Office 365
2 1 (3.70%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) Firewall
1 4 (14.81%) LAN
1 4 (14.81%) WAN
2 3 (11.11%) NAS
2 3 (11.11%) SAN
3 1 (3.70%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (3.70%) DHCP
3 1 (3.70%) DNS
3 1 (3.70%) VLAN
3 1 (3.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (7.41%) MongoDB
2 2 (7.41%) Power BI
2 2 (7.41%) RavenDB
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Jenkins
1 4 (14.81%) Visual Studio
2 3 (11.11%) Rational Application Developer
2 3 (11.11%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 1 (3.70%) JIRA
3 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Developer
2 5 (18.52%) Architect
3 4 (14.81%) .NET Developer
3 4 (14.81%) Consultant
4 3 (11.11%) Cloud Architect
4 3 (11.11%) CRM Manager
4 3 (11.11%) CRM Project Manager
4 3 (11.11%) NetApp Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Storage Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Citrix Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) DevOps Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Full Stack Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Support
5 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) IT Project Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Storage Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (37.04%) .NET
2 9 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET
3 5 (18.52%) CSS
3 5 (18.52%) HTML
3 5 (18.52%) HTML5
3 5 (18.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (14.81%) CSS3
4 4 (14.81%) Node.js
5 3 (11.11%) .NET Framework
5 3 (11.11%) Angular 2
5 3 (11.11%) J2EE
5 3 (11.11%) LESS
5 3 (11.11%) Middleware
5 3 (11.11%) Sass
5 3 (11.11%) Web Services
6 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 1 (3.70%) jQuery
7 1 (3.70%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.41%) Fintech
3 2 (7.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (33.33%) Linux
2 4 (14.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (14.81%) Solaris
2 4 (14.81%) Unix
2 4 (14.81%) Windows
2 4 (14.81%) Windows Server
2 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (11.11%) Data ONTAP
4 1 (3.70%) Android
4 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.70%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (22.22%) MVC
2 6 (22.22%) Scrum
2 6 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (18.52%) Open Source
4 4 (14.81%) Automated Testing
4 4 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (14.81%) Data Centre Operations
4 4 (14.81%) DevOps
4 4 (14.81%) SOA
4 4 (14.81%) UML
5 3 (11.11%) CRM
5 3 (11.11%) Data Modelling
5 3 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (7.41%) Asset Management
6 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (7.41%) Data Visualisation
6 2 (7.41%) Visualisation
6 2 (7.41%) Wealth Management
6 2 (7.41%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) JavaScript
2 7 (25.93%) C#
3 3 (11.11%) TypeScript
4 2 (7.41%) Java
4 2 (7.41%) SQL
4 2 (7.41%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
1 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.11%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (3.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) AirWatch
1 1 (3.70%) Nagios
1 1 (3.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.81%) Cisco
2 4 (14.81%) F5
2 4 (14.81%) NetApp
2 4 (14.81%) Red Hat
3 3 (11.11%) Dell
3 3 (11.11%) EMC
3 3 (11.11%) Oracle
3 3 (11.11%) Siebel
4 2 (7.41%) Citrix
5 1 (3.70%) SolarWinds
5 1 (3.70%) Sourcefire