Period
to 18 October 2018

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 18 October 2018 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 44 77
Rank change year-on-year +35 +33 +23
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 146 47 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 11.14% 3.68% 1.69%
As % of the Cloud Services category 37.63% 29.75% 20.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 51 17
Cheshire median daily rate £418 £317 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.70% -29.56% +28.57%
10th Percentile £324 £285 £250
90th Percentile £588 £538 £760
North West median daily rate £438 £420 £450
% change year-on-year +4.17% -6.67% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £64.00 £65.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.54% - -
North West median hourly rate £28.72 £65.00 -
% change year-on-year -55.82% - -

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 388 158 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 29.60% 12.38% 8.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 115 86
Cheshire median daily rate £404 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.94% -5.88% -3.68%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £256
90th Percentile £575 £575 £650
North West median daily rate £435 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.35% - +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 6 1
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £65.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -73.08% +400.00% -42.22%
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £29.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -39.66% +107.14% -37.78%

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 18 October 2018.

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 18 October 2018. 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
Warrington +14 42 £356 -20.83% 16
Crewe +7 36 £513 +13.89% 4
Chester +11 23 £375 +25.00% 19
Wilmslow -1 5 - - 1
Knutsford -7 3 - - 3
Macclesfield - 1 £350 - 2
Microsoft Azure
North West

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, 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 63 (43.15%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (30.14%) SQL
3 42 (28.77%) Security Cleared
4 40 (27.40%) Office 365
5 36 (24.66%) Windows
5 36 (24.66%) Microsoft
6 33 (22.60%) Java
7 31 (21.23%) Amazon AWS
8 30 (20.55%) SC Cleared
8 30 (20.55%) Active Directory
8 30 (20.55%) DevOps
8 30 (20.55%) Windows Server
9 29 (19.86%) .NET
9 29 (19.86%) Node.js
10 26 (17.81%) SQL Server
11 25 (17.12%) Docker
12 24 (16.44%) Migration
13 23 (15.75%) VMware
14 22 (15.07%) C#
15 20 (13.70%) PowerShell
16 19 (13.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 19 (13.01%) Business Intelligence
16 19 (13.01%) LAN
16 19 (13.01%) WAN
17 18 (12.33%) Visual Studio
17 18 (12.33%) Firewall
17 18 (12.33%) PaaS
17 18 (12.33%) Public Cloud
17 18 (12.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 17 (11.64%) SaaS

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 13 (8.90%) Exchange Server 2010
1 13 (8.90%) MS Exchange
1 13 (8.90%) SharePoint
2 10 (6.85%) Skype for Business
3 5 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (2.05%) IIS
5 2 (1.37%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.68%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.05%) Teamcenter
2 2 (1.37%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 40 (27.40%) Office 365
2 31 (21.23%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (12.33%) PaaS
4 17 (11.64%) IaaS
4 17 (11.64%) SaaS
5 15 (10.27%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (4.79%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.68%) Boomi
8 1 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.68%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (13.01%) LAN
1 19 (13.01%) WAN
2 18 (12.33%) Firewall
3 14 (9.59%) VPN
4 13 (8.90%) DNS
5 12 (8.22%) DHCP
5 12 (8.22%) TCP/IP
6 11 (7.53%) Skype
7 7 (4.79%) SAN
8 5 (3.42%) MPLS
8 5 (3.42%) VoIP
9 4 (2.74%) DMZ
9 4 (2.74%) Network Security
10 3 (2.05%) SMTP
11 2 (1.37%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (0.68%) EIGRP
12 1 (0.68%) OSPF
12 1 (0.68%) RIP
12 1 (0.68%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (17.81%) SQL Server
2 19 (13.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (9.59%) Relational Database
4 13 (8.90%) NoSQL
5 11 (7.53%) DB2
5 11 (7.53%) Redis
6 9 (6.16%) SQL Server 2016
7 7 (4.79%) Power BI
7 7 (4.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (4.11%) Azure SQL Database
9 5 (3.42%) QlikView
9 5 (3.42%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (2.74%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (2.05%) SQL Server 2005
12 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
12 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 18 (12.33%) Visual Studio
2 15 (10.27%) Visual Studio Team System
3 10 (6.85%) Git (software)
3 10 (6.85%) JIRA
4 8 (5.48%) Maven
4 8 (5.48%) Octopus Deploy
5 6 (4.11%) Cucumber
5 6 (4.11%) GitLab
5 6 (4.11%) Jenkins
5 6 (4.11%) JMeter
5 6 (4.11%) JUnit
5 6 (4.11%) Selenium
5 6 (4.11%) SonarQube
6 4 (2.74%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.68%) Chocolatey
7 1 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.68%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.68%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (2.05%) Back Office
1 3 (2.05%) Finance
1 3 (2.05%) Local Government
2 2 (1.37%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.68%) Banking
3 1 (0.68%) Billing
3 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
3 1 (0.68%) Law
3 1 (0.68%) Retail
Job Titles
1 38 (26.03%) Developer
2 28 (19.18%) Architect
3 15 (10.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (8.90%) DevOps Engineer
4 13 (8.90%) Lead Developer
5 11 (7.53%) Administrator
5 11 (7.53%) Azure Architect
5 11 (7.53%) Azure Engineer
5 11 (7.53%) Java Engineer
6 9 (6.16%) Java Software Engineer
6 9 (6.16%) Software Engineer
7 8 (5.48%) .NET Developer
7 8 (5.48%) Java Developer
7 8 (5.48%) Server Engineer
7 8 (5.48%) Technical Architect
8 7 (4.79%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 7 (4.79%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (4.11%) Lead .NET Developer
10 5 (3.42%) Senior Windows Administrator
10 5 (3.42%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (19.86%) .NET
1 29 (19.86%) Node.js
2 15 (10.27%) ASP.NET
2 15 (10.27%) Web Services
3 14 (9.59%) Spring
4 12 (8.22%) .NET Framework
5 11 (7.53%) .NET Core
5 11 (7.53%) Entity Framework
6 9 (6.16%) AngularJS
7 8 (5.48%) hapi
8 6 (4.11%) Spring Boot
9 5 (3.42%) CSS
9 5 (3.42%) HTML
9 5 (3.42%) LDAP
10 3 (2.05%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (2.05%) Dropwizard
10 3 (2.05%) Express
10 3 (2.05%) REST
11 2 (1.37%) React
11 2 (1.37%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.33%) Public Cloud
2 9 (6.16%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (3.42%) Fat Client
3 5 (3.42%) Thin Client
4 4 (2.74%) Clustering
5 3 (2.05%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.05%) PKI
6 2 (1.37%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.37%) Replication
7 1 (0.68%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 36 (24.66%) Windows
2 30 (20.55%) Windows Server
3 12 (8.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (4.11%) Windows 10
5 5 (3.42%) Linux
5 5 (3.42%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.05%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (43.15%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (20.55%) DevOps
3 24 (16.44%) Migration
4 19 (13.01%) Business Intelligence
5 18 (12.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 17 (11.64%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (10.27%) Project Management
8 13 (8.90%) Problem-Solving
9 12 (8.22%) Continuous Deployment
10 11 (7.53%) Software Engineering
11 10 (6.85%) Disaster Recovery
11 10 (6.85%) ITIL
11 10 (6.85%) Scrum
12 8 (5.48%) Microservices
13 7 (4.79%) Capacity Management
13 7 (4.79%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 7 (4.79%) ETL
13 7 (4.79%) OWASP
14 6 (4.11%) ERP
14 6 (4.11%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 44 (30.14%) SQL
2 33 (22.60%) Java
3 22 (15.07%) C#
4 20 (13.70%) PowerShell
5 12 (8.22%) JavaScript
6 8 (5.48%) Java 8
7 6 (4.11%) T-SQL
8 4 (2.74%) C
8 4 (2.74%) Python
9 2 (1.37%) C++
9 2 (1.37%) Go
9 2 (1.37%) LotusScript
9 2 (1.37%) Ruby
10 1 (0.68%) Scala
10 1 (0.68%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.68%) X++
Qualifications
1 42 (28.77%) Security Cleared
2 30 (20.55%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.74%) Degree
4 2 (1.37%) CCNA
4 2 (1.37%) CCNP
4 2 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.37%) GDPR
1 2 (1.37%) QA
System Software
1 30 (20.55%) Active Directory
2 25 (17.12%) Docker
3 15 (10.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (4.79%) Hyper-V
5 5 (3.42%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (2.74%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (8.90%) Microsoft Intune
2 6 (4.11%) Kubernetes
3 5 (3.42%) SCCM
3 5 (3.42%) vCenter Server
3 5 (3.42%) WSUS
4 4 (2.74%) AirWatch
4 4 (2.74%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (2.74%) SCOM
5 3 (2.05%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (2.05%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 3 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.05%) Puppet
5 3 (2.05%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (1.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.68%) Ansible
7 1 (0.68%) Foglight
7 1 (0.68%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.68%) Terraform
Vendors
1 36 (24.66%) Microsoft
2 23 (15.75%) VMware
3 11 (7.53%) Teradata
4 9 (6.16%) Cisco
5 8 (5.48%) McAfee
6 7 (4.79%) Google
7 5 (3.42%) Clearswift
7 5 (3.42%) Symantec
7 5 (3.42%) Tableau
7 5 (3.42%) Teradici
8 4 (2.74%) Blue Coat
8 4 (2.74%) Dell
8 4 (2.74%) SolarWinds
9 3 (2.05%) Splunk
9 3 (2.05%) Trustwave
9 3 (2.05%) Zscaler
10 2 (1.37%) HP
10 2 (1.37%) Juniper
10 2 (1.37%) Lotus
11 1 (0.68%) CheckPoint