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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
North West / Merseyside
Rank 19 33 26
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 19 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 7.36% 1.51% 2.38%
As % of the Cloud Services category 63.33% 31.25% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 6
Median daily rate £350 £400 £279
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +43.49%
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £35.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-57.14% +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
30 16 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 11.63% 4.82% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 7
Median daily rate £500 £275 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -40.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £148 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £430 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £145.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-38.18% +22.22%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 +20 17 £409 +9.00% 6
Microsoft Azure
North West

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 20 January 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%) .NET
1 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (37.04%) AngularJS
3 9 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 9 (33.33%) Linux
4 7 (25.93%) C#
4 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
4 7 (25.93%) Data Centre
5 6 (22.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 6 (22.22%) HTML
5 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET
5 6 (22.22%) CSS
5 6 (22.22%) MVC
5 6 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (22.22%) Scrum
6 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
6 5 (18.52%) HTML5
6 5 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (18.52%) Open Source
7 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
7 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
7 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (14.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (14.81%) Automated Testing
7 4 (14.81%) .NET Framework
7 4 (14.81%) Node.js
7 4 (14.81%) F5
7 4 (14.81%) CSS3

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 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange
2 3 (11.11%) WebSphere
3 2 (7.41%) CMS
4 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (14.81%) Office 365
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 8 (29.63%) 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%) Full Stack Developer
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%) 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 11 (40.74%) .NET
2 10 (37.04%) AngularJS
3 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET
3 6 (22.22%) CSS
3 6 (22.22%) HTML
3 6 (22.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 5 (18.52%) HTML5
5 4 (14.81%) .NET Framework
5 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (14.81%) CSS3
5 4 (14.81%) Node.js
6 3 (11.11%) Angular 2
6 3 (11.11%) J2EE
6 3 (11.11%) LESS
6 3 (11.11%) Middleware
6 3 (11.11%) Sass
6 3 (11.11%) Web Services
7 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (3.70%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.41%) Fintech
3 2 (7.41%) User Experience
3 2 (7.41%) Visualisation
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%) 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%) ETL
6 2 (7.41%) Wealth Management
6 2 (7.41%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (33.33%) 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%) 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 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (3.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
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