Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 58 84
Rank change year-on-year +38 +26 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 107 22 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 8.18% 2.06% 1.82%
As % of the Cloud Services category 41.15% 15.17% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 20 31
Cheshire median daily rate £500 £438 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +0.57% -3.33%
10th Percentile £346 £313 £321
90th Percentile £600 £530 £569
North West median daily rate £475 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +18.75% -5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.00 - £35.00
10th Percentile £13.55 - £32.50
90th Percentile £14.45 - £37.50
North West median hourly rate £14.00 - £35.00

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 260 145 135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 19.88% 13.59% 6.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 103 99
Cheshire median daily rate £475 £425 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -2.30% -3.33%
10th Percentile £280 £250 £325
90th Percentile £606 £575 £575
North West median daily rate £450 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94% -1.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 4
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.00% -64.29% -
10th Percentile £13.20 £9.65 £32.50
90th Percentile £21.50 £42.75 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £14.46 £15.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -3.60% -57.14% +55.56%

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 19 April 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 19 April 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 +12 38 £500 -4.76% 12
Crewe - 35 £525 - 6
Chester +7 11 £350 -20.00% 13
Ellesmere Port +1 2 - -
Knutsford -7 2 £400 +23.08% 1
Winsford - 1 £285 -
Microsoft Azure
North West

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 48 (44.86%) PowerShell
2 47 (43.93%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (36.45%) Jenkins
4 37 (34.58%) Amazon AWS
5 35 (32.71%) DevOps
6 34 (31.78%) Microsoft
7 30 (28.04%) Web Services
7 30 (28.04%) Windows
8 27 (25.23%) Configuration Management
8 27 (25.23%) Continuous Integration
9 26 (24.30%) PaaS
10 25 (23.36%) Linux
11 24 (22.43%) Ansible
12 22 (20.56%) Visual Studio
12 22 (20.56%) Migration
13 21 (19.63%) SQL Server
13 21 (19.63%) Python
13 21 (19.63%) Puppet
13 21 (19.63%) TeamCity
13 21 (19.63%) Ruby
14 20 (18.69%) .NET
15 19 (17.76%) Bash Shell
15 19 (17.76%) IaaS
16 18 (16.82%) Office 365
16 18 (16.82%) Continuous Delivery
16 18 (16.82%) Public Cloud
16 18 (16.82%) Web Operations
17 17 (15.89%) SQL
18 16 (14.95%) C#
18 16 (14.95%) Terraform

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 5 (4.67%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.74%) CMS
2 4 (3.74%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.87%) IIS
3 2 (1.87%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.87%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.93%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (4.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (4.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.93%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 37 (34.58%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (24.30%) PaaS
3 19 (17.76%) IaaS
4 18 (16.82%) Office 365
5 12 (11.21%) SaaS
6 4 (3.74%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (3.74%) GitHub
7 3 (2.80%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (1.87%) Boomi
8 2 (1.87%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.93%) Datadog
9 1 (0.93%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.48%) Firewall
2 7 (6.54%) LAN
2 7 (6.54%) WAN
3 5 (4.67%) SAN
3 5 (4.67%) VPN
4 4 (3.74%) MPLS
4 4 (3.74%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.74%) VoIP
5 3 (2.80%) DNS
6 2 (1.87%) DHCP
6 2 (1.87%) DMZ
6 2 (1.87%) Internet
6 2 (1.87%) Network Security
6 2 (1.87%) Skype
6 2 (1.87%) SMTP
7 1 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.93%) NAS
7 1 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.93%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (19.63%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (4.67%) EDRMS
4 4 (3.74%) DB2
4 4 (3.74%) NoSQL
4 4 (3.74%) Redis
4 4 (3.74%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.80%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.87%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (1.87%) Big Data
6 2 (1.87%) MySQL
6 2 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.93%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.93%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (0.93%) Spatial Data
7 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 39 (36.45%) Jenkins
2 22 (20.56%) Visual Studio
3 21 (19.63%) TeamCity
4 14 (13.08%) Git (software)
5 8 (7.48%) Visual Studio Team System
6 7 (6.54%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.87%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.87%) JIRA
7 2 (1.87%) Selenium
7 2 (1.87%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.93%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.93%) GitLab
8 1 (0.93%) Maven
8 1 (0.93%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 8 (7.48%) Finance
2 2 (1.87%) Banking
2 2 (1.87%) Billing
3 1 (0.93%) Back Office
3 1 (0.93%) Investment Banking
3 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (21.50%) Azure DevOps
2 18 (16.82%) Architect
2 18 (16.82%) Developer
3 17 (15.89%) WebOps Engineer
4 16 (14.95%) DevOps Engineer
5 14 (13.08%) Azure Engineer
5 14 (13.08%) Consultant
6 13 (12.15%) Azure Consultant
7 12 (11.21%) DevOps Consultant
8 9 (8.41%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 9 (8.41%) Technical Architect
9 6 (5.61%) AWS DevOps
9 6 (5.61%) Cloud Engineer
10 5 (4.67%) .NET Developer
10 5 (4.67%) Integration Consultant
10 5 (4.67%) Lead DevOps
10 5 (4.67%) Node.js Developer
10 5 (4.67%) Server Engineer
10 5 (4.67%) Windows Engineer
11 4 (3.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (28.04%) Web Services
2 20 (18.69%) .NET
3 11 (10.28%) ASP.NET
4 10 (9.35%) JSON
5 9 (8.41%) .NET Framework
6 8 (7.48%) Node.js
7 6 (5.61%) HTML
8 5 (4.67%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (3.74%) .NET Core
9 4 (3.74%) CSS
9 4 (3.74%) Entity Framework
9 4 (3.74%) LDAP
10 3 (2.80%) Express
10 3 (2.80%) hapi
11 2 (1.87%) AngularJS
11 2 (1.87%) J2EE
12 1 (0.93%) SOAP
12 1 (0.93%) Spring
12 1 (0.93%) XHTML
12 1 (0.93%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.82%) Public Cloud
2 6 (5.61%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.67%) User Experience
4 4 (3.74%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.74%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.74%) Replication
5 1 (0.93%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.93%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.93%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.93%) Minimum Viable Product
5 1 (0.93%) NHS
5 1 (0.93%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.93%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 30 (28.04%) Windows
2 25 (23.36%) Linux
3 7 (6.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (5.61%) Windows 10
4 6 (5.61%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.93%) CentOS
6 1 (0.93%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.93%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (43.93%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (32.71%) DevOps
3 27 (25.23%) Configuration Management
3 27 (25.23%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (20.56%) Migration
5 18 (16.82%) Continuous Delivery
5 18 (16.82%) Web Operations
6 12 (11.21%) Scrum
7 10 (9.35%) ITIL
8 9 (8.41%) Mentoring
8 9 (8.41%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (7.48%) Kanban
9 8 (7.48%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (5.61%) MVC
10 6 (5.61%) Project Management
11 5 (4.67%) CRM
11 5 (4.67%) Data Migration
11 5 (4.67%) Decision-Making
11 5 (4.67%) Workflow
12 4 (3.74%) Procure-to-Pay
Programming Languages
1 48 (44.86%) PowerShell
2 21 (19.63%) Python
2 21 (19.63%) Ruby
3 19 (17.76%) Bash Shell
4 17 (15.89%) SQL
5 16 (14.95%) C#
6 14 (13.08%) Java
7 7 (6.54%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.80%) Scala
8 3 (2.80%) VB
9 2 (1.87%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.93%) C
10 1 (0.93%) Go
10 1 (0.93%) Korn
10 1 (0.93%) Perl
10 1 (0.93%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (13.08%) Security Cleared
2 8 (7.48%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.74%) MCSE
5 3 (2.80%) MCSA
6 1 (0.93%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.93%) CCNA
6 1 (0.93%) CCNP
6 1 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.93%) Degree
6 1 (0.93%) ISEB
6 1 (0.93%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.87%) GDPR
System Software
1 14 (13.08%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.54%) Docker
3 6 (5.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (4.67%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.87%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (22.43%) Ansible
2 21 (19.63%) Puppet
3 16 (14.95%) Terraform
4 10 (9.35%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (3.74%) SCCM
6 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (1.87%) Rundeck
7 1 (0.93%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.93%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 34 (31.78%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.41%) Red Hat
2 9 (8.41%) VMware
3 6 (5.61%) Cisco
4 5 (4.67%) Citrix
5 4 (3.74%) Oracle
5 4 (3.74%) Teradata
6 2 (1.87%) Dell
6 2 (1.87%) Google
7 1 (0.93%) Capita
7 1 (0.93%) Hortonworks
7 1 (0.93%) HP
7 1 (0.93%) Juniper
7 1 (0.93%) Symantec
7 1 (0.93%) Xamarin