Period
to 11 December 2017

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 11 December 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
6 months to
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 74 102
Rank change year-on-year +48 +28 -12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 75 20 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 5.61% 1.46% 0.48%
As % of the Cloud Services category 37.50% 14.18% 9.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 14 5
Cheshire median daily rate £515 £625 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.60% +78.57% +40.00%
10th Percentile £350 £250 £318
90th Percentile £630 £768 £518
North West median daily rate £494 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +16.18% +6.25% +31.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Cheshire median hourly rate - - £35.00
North West median hourly rate £162.50 - £32.60

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 200 141 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 14.97% 10.26% 5.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 92 60
Cheshire median daily rate £475 £430 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.47% +4.88% +5.81%
10th Percentile £280 £266 £324
90th Percentile £588 £624 £528
North West median daily rate £433 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Cheshire median hourly rate - £12.75 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -62.22% +114.29%
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £12.75 £30.19
% change year-on-year +56.86% -57.77% +34.18%

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 11 December 2017.

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 11 December 2017. 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 - 29 £515 - 1
Warrington +18 20 £525 -22.22% 7
Chester +5 1 £290 -9.02% 1
Wilmslow - 1 £425 -
Knutsford - 1 - -
Runcorn - 1 £375 -
Microsoft Azure
North West

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 36 (48.00%) Jenkins
2 35 (46.67%) PowerShell
3 33 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (38.67%) DevOps
5 28 (37.33%) Ansible
5 28 (37.33%) Configuration Management
6 27 (36.00%) Windows
6 27 (36.00%) Microsoft
7 25 (33.33%) Web Services
7 25 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
8 24 (32.00%) TeamCity
8 24 (32.00%) Linux
9 22 (29.33%) Python
9 22 (29.33%) Ruby
9 22 (29.33%) Puppet
10 20 (26.67%) Bash Shell
10 20 (26.67%) Amazon AWS
11 19 (25.33%) Continuous Delivery
11 19 (25.33%) Web Operations
12 16 (21.33%) Office 365
13 15 (20.00%) PaaS
13 15 (20.00%) Active Directory
14 14 (18.67%) Opscode Chef
15 12 (16.00%) Terraform
16 11 (14.67%) Migration
16 11 (14.67%) VMware
17 10 (13.33%) Scrum
18 9 (12.00%) Public Cloud
18 9 (12.00%) ITIL
18 9 (12.00%) Java

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 (5.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.00%) IIS
2 3 (4.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.67%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.67%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.33%) CMS
4 1 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (26.67%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (21.33%) Office 365
3 15 (20.00%) PaaS
4 9 (12.00%) IaaS
4 9 (12.00%) SaaS
5 5 (6.67%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (5.33%) GitHub
7 2 (2.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (2.67%) Amazon S3
7 2 (2.67%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.33%) Datadog
8 1 (1.33%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (1.33%) OneDrive
8 1 (1.33%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.00%) DNS
1 6 (8.00%) SAN
2 5 (6.67%) DHCP
3 4 (5.33%) Firewall
3 4 (5.33%) Skype
3 4 (5.33%) TCP/IP
4 3 (4.00%) VPN
5 2 (2.67%) LAN
5 2 (2.67%) LDAP
5 2 (2.67%) MPLS
5 2 (2.67%) VoIP
5 2 (2.67%) WAN
6 1 (1.33%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.33%) IPsec
6 1 (1.33%) NAS
6 1 (1.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (2.67%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (2.67%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (2.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.33%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.33%) EDRMS
3 1 (1.33%) MySQL
3 1 (1.33%) Power BI
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 36 (48.00%) Jenkins
2 24 (32.00%) TeamCity
3 9 (12.00%) Visual Studio
4 8 (10.67%) Git (software)
5 4 (5.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (5.33%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (4.00%) GitLab
7 2 (2.67%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.33%) Artifactory
8 1 (1.33%) JIRA
8 1 (1.33%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 3 (4.00%) Finance
2 1 (1.33%) Back Office
2 1 (1.33%) Billing
2 1 (1.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (25.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 18 (24.00%) WebOps Engineer
3 16 (21.33%) Azure DevOps
4 11 (14.67%) Architect
5 10 (13.33%) Azure Engineer
6 9 (12.00%) Consultant
7 8 (10.67%) Azure Consultant
7 8 (10.67%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 7 (9.33%) DevOps Consultant
8 7 (9.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (6.67%) Developer
9 5 (6.67%) Lead DevOps
9 5 (6.67%) Technical Architect
10 4 (5.33%) AWS Consultant
10 4 (5.33%) AWS DevOps
10 4 (5.33%) Azure Architect
10 4 (5.33%) Cloud Consultant
10 4 (5.33%) Integration Consultant
11 3 (4.00%) Cloud Engineer
11 3 (4.00%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (33.33%) Web Services
2 8 (10.67%) .NET
3 5 (6.67%) JSON
4 4 (5.33%) .NET Framework
5 3 (4.00%) ASP.NET
5 3 (4.00%) Node.js
6 2 (2.67%) CSS
6 2 (2.67%) HTML
6 2 (2.67%) J2EE
7 1 (1.33%) Ajax
7 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.33%) CSS3
7 1 (1.33%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (1.33%) HTML5
7 1 (1.33%) SOAP
7 1 (1.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (1.33%) WAP
7 1 (1.33%) XHTML
7 1 (1.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.00%) Public Cloud
2 4 (5.33%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.67%) EMC VNX
4 2 (2.67%) EMC VNXe
4 2 (2.67%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.67%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.67%) Reference Data
4 2 (2.67%) Replication
4 2 (2.67%) User Experience
5 1 (1.33%) Clustering
5 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.33%) NHS
5 1 (1.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 27 (36.00%) Windows
2 24 (32.00%) Linux
3 6 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (4.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.67%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.33%) Android
6 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.33%) CentOS
6 1 (1.33%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.33%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.33%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (38.67%) DevOps
3 28 (37.33%) Configuration Management
4 25 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (25.33%) Continuous Delivery
5 19 (25.33%) Web Operations
6 11 (14.67%) Migration
7 10 (13.33%) Scrum
8 9 (12.00%) ITIL
9 5 (6.67%) Kanban
9 5 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (5.33%) Capacity Management
10 4 (5.33%) Mentoring
10 4 (5.33%) Open Source
10 4 (5.33%) Project Management
10 4 (5.33%) User Stories
11 3 (4.00%) CRM
11 3 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (4.00%) High Availability
11 3 (4.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 35 (46.67%) PowerShell
2 22 (29.33%) Python
2 22 (29.33%) Ruby
3 20 (26.67%) Bash Shell
4 9 (12.00%) Java
5 6 (8.00%) SQL
6 4 (5.33%) C#
7 2 (2.67%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.67%) Scala
7 2 (2.67%) VB
8 1 (1.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (4.00%) MCSA
2 3 (4.00%) MCSE
3 2 (2.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (2.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.33%) CCDP
4 1 (1.33%) CCIE
4 1 (1.33%) CCNP
4 1 (1.33%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.33%) CISM
4 1 (1.33%) CISSP
4 1 (1.33%) Degree
4 1 (1.33%) ISEB
4 1 (1.33%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.33%) PMP
4 1 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) GDPR
2 1 (1.33%) COBIT
System Software
1 15 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.33%) Hyper-V
2 7 (9.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.33%) Docker
3 1 (1.33%) UAG
3 1 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 28 (37.33%) Ansible
2 22 (29.33%) Puppet
3 14 (18.67%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (16.00%) Terraform
5 4 (5.33%) SCCM
6 2 (2.67%) NetBackup
6 2 (2.67%) Rundeck
6 2 (2.67%) SCOM
6 2 (2.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (1.33%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (1.33%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (1.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 27 (36.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (14.67%) VMware
3 7 (9.33%) Red Hat
4 5 (6.67%) Cisco
4 5 (6.67%) Citrix
5 4 (5.33%) HP
6 3 (4.00%) Dell
6 3 (4.00%) EMC
6 3 (4.00%) EqualLogic
6 3 (4.00%) NetApp
6 3 (4.00%) Veritas
7 2 (2.67%) IBM
7 2 (2.67%) Symantec
8 1 (1.33%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.33%) Google
8 1 (1.33%) Juniper
8 1 (1.33%) Lumension
8 1 (1.33%) McAfee
8 1 (1.33%) Meraki
8 1 (1.33%) Oracle