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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 38 32 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 4 11 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.23% 2.64% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 11.76% 30.56% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £303 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £364 £375
% change year-on-year
+20.27% -3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +122.85%
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
34 36 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 10.46% 8.65% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 13 3
Median daily rate £465 £300 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.00% -29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £134 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £383 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £11.00 £14.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.13% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £20.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-20.48% +22.05%

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
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 29 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 - 1 - - 3
Microsoft Azure
North West

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) Information Security
2 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) CISSP
2 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) CISM
2 2 (33.33%) SCCM
2 2 (33.33%) DevOps
2 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (16.67%) Matrix Organization
3 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds
3 1 (16.67%) WPF
3 1 (16.67%) User Experience
3 1 (16.67%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (16.67%) Security Patching
3 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (16.67%) SDLC
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
3 1 (16.67%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (16.67%) SCOM
3 1 (16.67%) SCVMM
3 1 (16.67%) Kanban
3 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
3 1 (16.67%) PowerShell

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 1 (16.67%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (16.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) DHCP
2 1 (16.67%) DMZ
2 1 (16.67%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) IPsec
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (16.67%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (16.67%) Unified Communications
2 1 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) IT Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) IT Security Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) Security Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Azure Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Azure DevOps
2 1 (16.67%) CISSP Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Cloud Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps Architect
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Full Stack Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Security Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Security Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Security Solutions Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Senior DevOps
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Security Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Solutions Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Wintel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (16.67%) CSS
2 1 (16.67%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) SAML
2 1 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (16.67%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Clustering
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 1 (16.67%) Hybrid Cloud
1 1 (16.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Unix
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) DevOps
1 2 (33.33%) Information Security
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity
2 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
2 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (16.67%) High Availability
2 1 (16.67%) Identity Management
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Kanban
2 1 (16.67%) Matrix Organization
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
2 1 (16.67%) SDLC
2 1 (16.67%) Security Patching
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (16.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) CISM
1 2 (33.33%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (16.67%) DFS Replication
2 1 (16.67%) Firmware
2 1 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) SCOM
2 1 (16.67%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Citrix
1 1 (16.67%) Dell
1 1 (16.67%) HP
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) NetApp
1 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds