Period
to 21 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 6 months to 21 January 2019 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)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 8 19 67
Rank change year-on-year +11 +48 +26
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 155 89 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 13.34% 7.23% 1.94%
As % of the Cloud Services category 45.72% 43.63% 16.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 72 20
Cheshire median daily rate £444 £520 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.66% -0.95% +21.74%
10th Percentile £325 £350 £250
90th Percentile £650 £635 £753
North West median daily rate £475 £500 £425
% change year-on-year -5.00% +17.65% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £64.00 - -
North West median hourly rate £28.72 - -

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

All Cloud Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 339 204 152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 29.17% 16.57% 11.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 146 99
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £484 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.14% +13.82% +1.80%
10th Percentile £263 £280 £250
90th Percentile £613 £600 £615
North West median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +3.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 3 2
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.69% +13.73% -63.57%
10th Percentile £17.43 £13.75 £11.43
90th Percentile £22.36 £15.25 £13.68
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £14.46 £13.00
% change year-on-year +21.02% +11.23% -60.69%

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Microsoft Azure as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Azure in Cheshire

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Azure in Cheshire

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Cheshire over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Cheshire

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Azure in Cheshire

Microsoft Azure
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 6 months to 21 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Crewe +1 61 £550 +6.80% 11
Warrington +7 46 £375 -26.83% 14
Chester - 14 £400 - 14
Knutsford -7 1 - - 3
Macclesfield - 1 £375 - 6
Nantwich - 1 £335 - 1
Microsoft Azure
North West

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 60 (38.71%) Microsoft
2 54 (34.84%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (33.55%) DevOps
4 39 (25.16%) Security Cleared
5 38 (24.52%) SQL
6 34 (21.94%) Office 365
7 31 (20.00%) SC Cleared
8 29 (18.71%) Windows
9 28 (18.06%) Java
10 26 (16.77%) Node.js
11 25 (16.13%) .NET
11 25 (16.13%) Jenkins
12 24 (15.48%) IaaS
12 24 (15.48%) SharePoint
13 23 (14.84%) Continuous Integration
13 23 (14.84%) Windows Server
14 22 (14.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 21 (13.55%) PaaS
15 21 (13.55%) Active Directory
16 20 (12.90%) Dell
16 20 (12.90%) Migration
17 19 (12.26%) SQL Server
18 18 (11.61%) Amazon AWS
18 18 (11.61%) Visual Studio Team System
18 18 (11.61%) Boomi
19 17 (10.97%) hapi
19 17 (10.97%) PowerShell
19 17 (10.97%) JUnit
19 17 (10.97%) Business Intelligence
19 17 (10.97%) JMeter

Microsoft Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 24 (15.48%) SharePoint
2 8 (5.16%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (5.16%) MS Exchange
2 8 (5.16%) Skype for Business
3 5 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (1.94%) IIS
5 1 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.65%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.65%) CATIA
1 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 34 (21.94%) Office 365
2 24 (15.48%) IaaS
3 21 (13.55%) PaaS
4 18 (11.61%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (11.61%) Boomi
5 14 (9.03%) SaaS
6 9 (5.81%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (2.58%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (1.94%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (1.29%) iPaaS
10 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.65%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.10%) Firewall
2 10 (6.45%) DHCP
2 10 (6.45%) DNS
2 10 (6.45%) LAN
2 10 (6.45%) TCP/IP
2 10 (6.45%) WAN
3 8 (5.16%) Skype
3 8 (5.16%) VPN
4 3 (1.94%) DMZ
4 3 (1.94%) SAN
4 3 (1.94%) SMTP
5 2 (1.29%) Network Security
6 1 (0.65%) EIGRP
6 1 (0.65%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (0.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (0.65%) MPLS
6 1 (0.65%) OSPF
6 1 (0.65%) RIP
6 1 (0.65%) SSL
6 1 (0.65%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (12.26%) SQL Server
2 16 (10.32%) Azure SQL Database
3 14 (9.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (7.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (5.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 8 (5.16%) Power BI
7 6 (3.87%) SQL Server 2016
8 5 (3.23%) SQL CLR
8 5 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.94%) Data Lake
10 3 (1.94%) QlikView
10 3 (1.94%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (1.94%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (1.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 1 (0.65%) Big Data
12 1 (0.65%) EDRMS
12 1 (0.65%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 25 (16.13%) Jenkins
2 18 (11.61%) Visual Studio Team System
3 17 (10.97%) JMeter
3 17 (10.97%) JUnit
4 11 (7.10%) Selenium
4 11 (7.10%) SonarQube
5 10 (6.45%) JIRA
6 9 (5.81%) Git (software)
6 9 (5.81%) Octopus Deploy
7 7 (4.52%) Visual Studio
8 6 (3.87%) Cucumber
8 6 (3.87%) GitLab
8 6 (3.87%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.65%) Chocolatey
9 1 (0.65%) Subversion
9 1 (0.65%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (3.23%) Finance
2 3 (1.94%) Electronics
2 3 (1.94%) Local Government
2 3 (1.94%) Manufacturing
2 3 (1.94%) Marketing
2 3 (1.94%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.65%) Banking
3 1 (0.65%) Billing
3 1 (0.65%) Investment Banking
3 1 (0.65%) Law
3 1 (0.65%) Retail
Job Titles
1 47 (30.32%) Architect
2 29 (18.71%) Developer
3 24 (15.48%) Technical Architect
4 16 (10.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 14 (9.03%) Technical Leader
6 13 (8.39%) DevOps Engineer
6 13 (8.39%) Lead Architect
7 12 (7.74%) Azure Engineer
7 12 (7.74%) Java Developer
8 10 (6.45%) Solutions Architect
9 9 (5.81%) DBA
9 9 (5.81%) SQL DBA
10 8 (5.16%) Azure Architect
11 7 (4.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 7 (4.52%) Office 365 Engineer
11 7 (4.52%) Scrum Master
12 6 (3.87%) Administrator
12 6 (3.87%) Azure DevOps
12 6 (3.87%) Cloud Engineer
13 5 (3.23%) Azure DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (16.77%) Node.js
2 25 (16.13%) .NET
3 17 (10.97%) hapi
4 8 (5.16%) JSON
4 8 (5.16%) Web Services
4 8 (5.16%) XML
5 6 (3.87%) AngularJS
6 5 (3.23%) CSS
6 5 (3.23%) HTML
7 4 (2.58%) ASP.NET
8 3 (1.94%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (1.29%) D3.js
9 2 (1.29%) React
9 2 (1.29%) REST
9 2 (1.29%) RESTful
9 2 (1.29%) WCF
10 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (0.65%) CSS3
10 1 (0.65%) HTML5
10 1 (0.65%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.23%) Public Cloud
2 4 (2.58%) Clustering
2 4 (2.58%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (1.94%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (1.94%) PKI
4 2 (1.29%) Replication
5 1 (0.65%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.65%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 29 (18.71%) Windows
2 23 (14.84%) Windows Server
3 8 (5.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.65%) Linux
4 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (34.84%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (33.55%) DevOps
3 23 (14.84%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (14.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 20 (12.90%) Migration
6 17 (10.97%) Business Intelligence
7 15 (9.68%) B2C
8 14 (9.03%) Continuous Deployment
8 14 (9.03%) ITIL
9 13 (8.39%) Scrum
10 10 (6.45%) Microservices
10 10 (6.45%) Static Code Analysis
11 9 (5.81%) Continuous Delivery
11 9 (5.81%) Project Management
11 9 (5.81%) Service Delivery
12 8 (5.16%) Data Management
12 8 (5.16%) User Stories
12 8 (5.16%) Web Operations
13 7 (4.52%) Agile Project Management
13 7 (4.52%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 38 (24.52%) SQL
2 28 (18.06%) Java
3 17 (10.97%) PowerShell
4 13 (8.39%) C#
4 13 (8.39%) T-SQL
5 7 (4.52%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.94%) Python
7 2 (1.29%) Go
8 1 (0.65%) Java 8
8 1 (0.65%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.65%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 39 (25.16%) Security Cleared
2 31 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 13 (8.39%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.29%) Degree
6 1 (0.65%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.65%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.65%) MCITP
6 1 (0.65%) MCP
6 1 (0.65%) MCSA
6 1 (0.65%) MCSE
6 1 (0.65%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.94%) QA
2 1 (0.65%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.65%) PMO
System Software
1 21 (13.55%) Active Directory
2 13 (8.39%) Docker
3 6 (3.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.94%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (7.10%) Microsoft Intune
2 7 (4.52%) Kubernetes
3 4 (2.58%) AirWatch
3 4 (2.58%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.29%) SCCM
5 1 (0.65%) Ansible
5 1 (0.65%) Foglight
5 1 (0.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.65%) MIIS
5 1 (0.65%) SCOM
5 1 (0.65%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.65%) Terraform
Vendors
1 60 (38.71%) Microsoft
2 20 (12.90%) Dell
3 16 (10.32%) VMware
4 5 (3.23%) SAP
5 4 (2.58%) Blue Coat
5 4 (2.58%) Oracle
5 4 (2.58%) SolarWinds
6 3 (1.94%) McAfee
6 3 (1.94%) Symantec
6 3 (1.94%) Tableau
6 3 (1.94%) Zscaler
7 2 (1.29%) Cisco
7 2 (1.29%) HP
7 2 (1.29%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.65%) Adobe
8 1 (0.65%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.65%) Citrix
8 1 (0.65%) CommVault
8 1 (0.65%) IBM
8 1 (0.65%) NetApp