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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 29 28 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 6 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.25% 1.83% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 40.00% 66.67% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 0
Average daily rate
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£279 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.31% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+26.82% -31.66%
Microsoft Azure
North West

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
15 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 5.62% 2.74% -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 0
Average daily rate £300 £300 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £375 £394
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.23 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+4.49% -35.60%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 26 November 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 26 November 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -4 3 £283 -29.37% 1
Microsoft Azure
North West

Microsoft Azure
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 5 (83.33%) ITIL
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Windows 2000
1 5 (83.33%) DHCP
1 5 (83.33%) TCP/IP
1 5 (83.33%) DNS
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
1 5 (83.33%) HP
1 5 (83.33%) Dell
1 5 (83.33%) Firmware
1 5 (83.33%) DMZ
1 5 (83.33%) Configuration Management
1 5 (83.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (83.33%) Clustering
1 5 (83.33%) SCCM
1 5 (83.33%) SCVMM
1 5 (83.33%) PowerShell
1 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (83.33%) Hyper-V
1 5 (83.33%) DFS Replication
1 5 (83.33%) High Availability
1 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2012
1 5 (83.33%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) SaaS

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) DHCP
1 5 (83.33%) TCP/IP
1 5 (83.33%) DNS
1 5 (83.33%) DMZ
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Wintel Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Cloud Architect
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Windows 2000
1 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) ITIL
1 5 (83.33%) Configuration Management
1 5 (83.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (83.33%) High Availability
1 5 (83.33%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) PowerShell
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
1 5 (83.33%) Firmware
1 5 (83.33%) Hyper-V
1 5 (83.33%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 5 (83.33%) SCCM
1 5 (83.33%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) HP
1 5 (83.33%) Dell
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft