The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham with a requirement for Microsoft Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 22 24
Rank change year-on-year +9 +2  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 4 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 5.26% 0.82% 2.70%
As % of the Cloud Services category 36.36% 50.00% 30.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Median daily rate £350 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +18.18%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -2.77% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% -  

Microsoft Azure is in the cloud computing skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Cheltenham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 11 2 13
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 14.47% 1.64% 8.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 12
Median daily rate £353 £413 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.54% -17.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £351 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £17.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year +70.58% -36.44%  

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheltenham citing Microsoft Azure as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Azure in Cheltenham

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Azure in Cheltenham

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Cheltenham over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 Cheltenham region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 4 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) MVC
3 2 (50.00%) C#
3 2 (50.00%) HTML
3 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (50.00%) VB.NET
3 2 (50.00%) .NET
3 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (50.00%) CSS
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) HTML5
3 2 (50.00%) jQuery
3 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (50.00%) CSS3
3 2 (50.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (50.00%) User Experience
3 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (25.00%) OpenVZ
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) Puppet

Microsoft Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheltenham 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 (25.00%) Apache
1 1 (25.00%) IIS
1 1 (25.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 4 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) .NET Developer
1 2 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
1 2 (50.00%) C# Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) AWS Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) IT Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
1 2 (50.00%) CSS
1 2 (50.00%) CSS3
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) HTML5
1 2 (50.00%) jQuery
1 2 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (25.00%) OpenVZ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C#
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (25.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco
1 1 (25.00%) VMware