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 3 months to 24 April 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)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 61 68
Rank change year-on-year +16 +7  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 13 27 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.33% 2.47% 1.47%
As % of the Cloud Services category 18.06% 29.35% 17.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 25 11
Median daily rate £378 £435 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.21% -3.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.17% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £80.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -78.75% +185.71%  

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 Cheshire with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 72 92 88
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 12.90% 8.40% 8.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 72 66
Median daily rate £414 £450 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.05% -14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £361 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £435 £400
% change year-on-year +3.44% +8.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £30.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.75% -20.00%  

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 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 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 3 months to 24 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +28 4 £550 +22.22% 7
Ellesmere Port - 1 £263 -
Knutsford - 1 £325 - 1
Wilmslow - 1 £338 -
Microsoft Azure
North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 11 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (31.82%) Cisco
2 7 (31.82%) C#
2 7 (31.82%) Office 365
3 6 (27.27%) AngularJS
3 6 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (27.27%) PowerShell
3 6 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
4 5 (22.73%) Node.js
4 5 (22.73%) OWASP
4 5 (22.73%) Git (software)
4 5 (22.73%) Static Code Analysis
4 5 (22.73%) DevOps
5 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (18.18%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (18.18%) BYOD
5 4 (18.18%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (18.18%) Internet
5 4 (18.18%) Symantec
5 4 (18.18%) MPLS
5 4 (18.18%) MS Exchange
5 4 (18.18%) LAN
5 4 (18.18%) WAN
5 4 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (18.18%) Finance
6 3 (13.64%) Local Government

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 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (13.64%) Skype for Business
3 1 (4.55%) CMS
3 1 (4.55%) NServiceBus
3 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.55%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (31.82%) Office 365
2 4 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (18.18%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) Internet
1 4 (18.18%) LAN
1 4 (18.18%) MPLS
1 4 (18.18%) WAN
1 4 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (13.64%) Skype
3 2 (9.09%) VLAN
4 1 (4.55%) DHCP
4 1 (4.55%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.55%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.55%) Power BI
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.55%) Bitbucket
2 1 (4.55%) MSBuild
2 1 (4.55%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (4.55%) Selenium
2 1 (4.55%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Local Government
3 1 (4.55%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Architect
2 5 (22.73%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Network Architect
3 3 (13.64%) Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Cisco Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Cisco Network Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Exchange Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Messaging Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Office 365 Architect
5 1 (4.55%) .NET Developer
5 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 1 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (4.55%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco Security Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 1 (4.55%) IT Security Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Messaging Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Network Security Architect
5 1 (4.55%) TOGAF Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) AngularJS
2 5 (22.73%) Node.js
3 2 (9.09%) .NET
3 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 1 (4.55%) CSS
4 1 (4.55%) HTML
4 1 (4.55%) jQuery
4 1 (4.55%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (4.55%) WCF
4 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) BYOD
1 4 (18.18%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.55%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Linux
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
1 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
1 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
1 6 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (22.73%) DevOps
2 5 (22.73%) OWASP
2 5 (22.73%) Static Code Analysis
3 3 (13.64%) Data Protection
4 2 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (9.09%) ERP
4 2 (9.09%) MVC
4 2 (9.09%) Network Design
4 2 (9.09%) TDD
4 2 (9.09%) TOGAF
5 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.55%) Content Management
5 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.55%) E-Commerce
5 1 (4.55%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) C#
2 6 (27.27%) PowerShell
3 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.55%) SQL
4 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.55%) VB
4 1 (4.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.55%) CCIE
2 1 (4.55%) CCNP
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 3 (13.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (4.55%) SCCM
2 1 (4.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 11 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (31.82%) Cisco
3 4 (18.18%) Symantec
4 3 (13.64%) Dell
4 3 (13.64%) Intel Security
4 3 (13.64%) Splunk
4 3 (13.64%) Trustwave
5 1 (4.55%) VMware
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