Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 46 80
Rank change year-on-year +27 +34 +12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 107 43 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 7.89% 3.48% 1.87%
As % of the Cloud Services category 32.62% 26.22% 25.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 46 27
Cheshire median daily rate £405 £321 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.17% -27.05% -2.22%
10th Percentile £325 £285 £346
90th Percentile £540 £475 £571
North West median daily rate £430 £375 £450
% change year-on-year +14.67% -16.67% +16.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.00 £65.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -78.46% - -
North West median hourly rate £14.00 £65.00 -
% change year-on-year -78.46% - -

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 328 164 135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 24.17% 13.29% 7.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 124 99
Cheshire median daily rate £405 £413 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.82% -8.33% -5.26%
10th Percentile £277 £264 £320
90th Percentile £567 £575 £570
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £438
% change year-on-year - -2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £19.25 £60.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.92% - -
North West median hourly rate £19.25 £22.90 £14.50
% change year-on-year -15.94% +57.93% -3.33%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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
Crewe +5 26 £525 +50.00% 4
Chester +14 25 £375 +25.00% 5
Warrington +5 20 £350 -17.65% 8
Wilmslow -2 5 - -
Knutsford -6 4 £400 +23.08% 2
Ellesmere Port -2 2 - -
Macclesfield - 1 £350 - 2
Winsford - 1 £285 -
Microsoft Azure
North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 52 (48.60%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (35.51%) SQL
3 31 (28.97%) Amazon AWS
4 30 (28.04%) SQL Server
5 27 (25.23%) Microsoft
5 27 (25.23%) Security Cleared
6 26 (24.30%) Node.js
6 26 (24.30%) Office 365
6 26 (24.30%) C#
7 25 (23.36%) Java
7 25 (23.36%) .NET
8 23 (21.50%) Windows
9 22 (20.56%) Active Directory
10 21 (19.63%) ASP.NET
10 21 (19.63%) Migration
11 20 (18.69%) Web Services
11 20 (18.69%) PowerShell
11 20 (18.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 18 (16.82%) Public Cloud
13 17 (15.89%) Docker
13 17 (15.89%) Visual Studio
13 17 (15.89%) Business Intelligence
14 16 (14.95%) NoSQL
14 16 (14.95%) DevOps
14 16 (14.95%) Relational Database
14 16 (14.95%) Problem-Solving
15 15 (14.02%) Windows Server
15 15 (14.02%) .NET Framework
15 15 (14.02%) Spring
15 15 (14.02%) LAN

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 9 (8.41%) Exchange Server 2010
1 9 (8.41%) MS Exchange
2 6 (5.61%) Skype for Business
3 5 (4.67%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.74%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.87%) CMS
5 2 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.87%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.93%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.93%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (2.80%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.80%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (2.80%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.93%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 31 (28.97%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (24.30%) Office 365
3 14 (13.08%) SaaS
4 13 (12.15%) Azure Active Directory
5 12 (11.21%) PaaS
6 5 (4.67%) IaaS
7 4 (3.74%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (2.80%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (1.87%) Boomi
9 2 (1.87%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.93%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (14.02%) LAN
1 15 (14.02%) WAN
2 12 (11.21%) Firewall
3 8 (7.48%) VPN
4 7 (6.54%) DNS
4 7 (6.54%) Skype
5 6 (5.61%) SAN
6 5 (4.67%) DHCP
6 5 (4.67%) MPLS
6 5 (4.67%) TCP/IP
6 5 (4.67%) VoIP
7 4 (3.74%) Network Security
8 3 (2.80%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (2.80%) DMZ
8 3 (2.80%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.87%) SMTP
10 1 (0.93%) Internet
10 1 (0.93%) NAS
10 1 (0.93%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (28.04%) SQL Server
2 20 (18.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (14.95%) NoSQL
3 16 (14.95%) Relational Database
4 14 (13.08%) DB2
4 14 (13.08%) Redis
5 5 (4.67%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (4.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.80%) EDRMS
6 3 (2.80%) Power BI
6 3 (2.80%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.87%) Big Data
7 2 (1.87%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.87%) QlikView
7 2 (1.87%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.87%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (1.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.93%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.93%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 1 (0.93%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 17 (15.89%) Visual Studio
2 9 (8.41%) Maven
3 6 (5.61%) Git (software)
4 5 (4.67%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.80%) JIRA
6 2 (1.87%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.93%) Selenium
7 1 (0.93%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.93%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.93%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (7.48%) Finance
2 3 (2.80%) Back Office
2 3 (2.80%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.87%) Banking
3 2 (1.87%) Local Government
4 1 (0.93%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 41 (38.32%) Developer
2 15 (14.02%) Lead Developer
3 14 (13.08%) Architect
4 11 (10.28%) Java Engineer
5 10 (9.35%) .NET Developer
5 10 (9.35%) Java Software Engineer
5 10 (9.35%) Software Engineer
6 9 (8.41%) Administrator
7 8 (7.48%) Java Developer
8 7 (6.54%) Lead .NET Developer
8 7 (6.54%) Node.js Developer
9 6 (5.61%) Server Engineer
10 5 (4.67%) Senior Windows Administrator
10 5 (4.67%) Windows Administrator
11 4 (3.74%) Azure Architect
11 4 (3.74%) Azure Engineer
11 4 (3.74%) Cloud Architect
11 4 (3.74%) Cloud Developer
11 4 (3.74%) Network Engineer
11 4 (3.74%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (24.30%) Node.js
2 25 (23.36%) .NET
3 21 (19.63%) ASP.NET
4 20 (18.69%) Web Services
5 15 (14.02%) .NET Framework
5 15 (14.02%) Spring
6 14 (13.08%) .NET Core
6 14 (13.08%) Entity Framework
7 7 (6.54%) HTML
8 6 (5.61%) CSS
9 5 (4.67%) AngularJS
9 5 (4.67%) Express
9 5 (4.67%) hapi
9 5 (4.67%) LDAP
9 5 (4.67%) Spring Boot
10 4 (3.74%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (2.80%) Dropwizard
12 2 (1.87%) REST
12 2 (1.87%) Ruby on Rails
13 1 (0.93%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.82%) Public Cloud
2 6 (5.61%) Fat Client
2 6 (5.61%) Thin Client
3 5 (4.67%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (2.80%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.80%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.87%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.87%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.87%) User Experience
6 1 (0.93%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.93%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.93%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 23 (21.50%) Windows
2 15 (14.02%) Windows Server
3 12 (11.21%) Windows 10
4 7 (6.54%) Linux
4 7 (6.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (4.67%) Windows 7
5 5 (4.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.93%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (48.60%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (19.63%) Migration
3 17 (15.89%) Business Intelligence
4 16 (14.95%) DevOps
4 16 (14.95%) Problem-Solving
5 15 (14.02%) Project Management
6 12 (11.21%) Software Engineering
7 9 (8.41%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 9 (8.41%) ITIL
8 8 (7.48%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (6.54%) Capacity Management
9 7 (6.54%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (4.67%) ETL
10 5 (4.67%) Microservices
10 5 (4.67%) Procure-to-Pay
10 5 (4.67%) Service Delivery
10 5 (4.67%) Service Management
10 5 (4.67%) Test Scripting
11 4 (3.74%) Configuration Management
11 4 (3.74%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 38 (35.51%) SQL
2 26 (24.30%) C#
3 25 (23.36%) Java
4 20 (18.69%) PowerShell
5 13 (12.15%) JavaScript
6 7 (6.54%) Java 8
7 5 (4.67%) C
8 4 (3.74%) T-SQL
9 3 (2.80%) Python
10 2 (1.87%) C++
10 2 (1.87%) LotusScript
10 2 (1.87%) Ruby
10 2 (1.87%) Scala
11 1 (0.93%) Go
11 1 (0.93%) Korn
11 1 (0.93%) Perl
11 1 (0.93%) VB
11 1 (0.93%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.93%) X++
Qualifications
1 27 (25.23%) Security Cleared
2 11 (10.28%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.80%) CCNA
3 3 (2.80%) CCNP
3 3 (2.80%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (2.80%) Degree
4 1 (0.93%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.93%) ISEB
4 1 (0.93%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.93%) MCSA
4 1 (0.93%) MCSE
4 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.87%) GDPR
1 2 (1.87%) QA
System Software
1 22 (20.56%) Active Directory
2 17 (15.89%) Docker
3 12 (11.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (6.54%) Hyper-V
5 5 (4.67%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.80%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.87%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (5.61%) Microsoft Intune
2 5 (4.67%) vCenter Server
2 5 (4.67%) WSUS
3 4 (3.74%) SCCM
4 3 (2.80%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (2.80%) Puppet
4 3 (2.80%) SCOM
5 2 (1.87%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.87%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.93%) Ansible
6 1 (0.93%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.93%) Terraform
6 1 (0.93%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.93%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 27 (25.23%) Microsoft
2 14 (13.08%) Teradata
3 13 (12.15%) VMware
4 10 (9.35%) Cisco
5 7 (6.54%) Google
6 5 (4.67%) Clearswift
6 5 (4.67%) McAfee
6 5 (4.67%) Teradici
7 4 (3.74%) Dell
8 3 (2.80%) Citrix
8 3 (2.80%) Juniper
8 3 (2.80%) Symantec
9 2 (1.87%) Lotus
9 2 (1.87%) Oracle
9 2 (1.87%) Splunk
9 2 (1.87%) Tableau
9 2 (1.87%) Trustwave
10 1 (0.93%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.93%) Hortonworks
10 1 (0.93%) Xamarin