Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 83 96
Rank change year-on-year +36 +13 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 42 34 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.41% 1.82% 1.05%
As % of the Cloud Services category 25.77% 26.56% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 27 16
Cheshire median daily rate £317 £440 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.95% -2.22% +9.09%
10th Percentile £285 £346 £331
90th Percentile £480 £571 £475
North West median daily rate £375 £450 £388
% change year-on-year -16.67% +16.13% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £65.00 - -
North West median hourly rate £65.00 - -

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 163 128 148
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 13.23% 6.87% 7.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 96 98
Cheshire median daily rate £413 £450 £481
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% -6.49% +20.31%
10th Percentile £264 £321 £350
90th Percentile £575 £572 £700
North West median daily rate £425 £435 £425
% change year-on-year -2.30% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 1
Cheshire median hourly rate £60.00 - £12.50
10th Percentile £37.78 - £11.25
90th Percentile £67.48 - £13.75
North West median hourly rate £22.90 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +57.93% -3.33% -15.49%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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
Warrington +30 14 £425 -5.56% 2
Chester +16 10 £300 -31.03% 1
Runcorn - 5 £300 - 1
Wilmslow - 2 £381 - 1
Knutsford +13 1 £325 - 1
Crewe - 1 £350 - 1
Ellesmere Port - 1 £263 -
Microsoft Azure
North West

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 27 (64.29%) Office 365
2 22 (52.38%) Microsoft
3 14 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 12 (28.57%) PowerShell
5 11 (26.19%) Windows
6 10 (23.81%) MS Exchange
6 10 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (21.43%) Symantec
7 9 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (19.05%) Service Management
8 8 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (19.05%) Cisco
8 8 (19.05%) Project Management
8 8 (19.05%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 8 (19.05%) Windows Server
9 7 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
9 7 (16.67%) SharePoint
9 7 (16.67%) JavaScript
9 7 (16.67%) .NET
9 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
9 7 (16.67%) ITIL
10 6 (14.29%) ASP.NET
10 6 (14.29%) C#
10 6 (14.29%) DNS
10 6 (14.29%) Load Balancing
10 6 (14.29%) SCCM
10 6 (14.29%) SC Cleared
10 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared

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 10 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2013
1 10 (23.81%) MS Exchange
2 9 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (16.67%) SharePoint
4 4 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (9.52%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (9.52%) Skype for Business
5 3 (7.14%) IIS
5 3 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (2.38%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (64.29%) Office 365
2 7 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (7.14%) OneDrive
3 3 (7.14%) SaaS
3 3 (7.14%) Yammer
4 2 (4.76%) IaaS
4 2 (4.76%) PaaS
5 1 (2.38%) Amazon S3
5 1 (2.38%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.38%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (2.38%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.29%) DNS
2 5 (11.90%) Firewall
2 5 (11.90%) LAN
2 5 (11.90%) Skype
2 5 (11.90%) TCP/IP
2 5 (11.90%) WAN
3 4 (9.52%) MPLS
3 4 (9.52%) VPN
4 3 (7.14%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (7.14%) Wireless
5 2 (4.76%) BGP
5 2 (4.76%) DKIM
5 2 (4.76%) DMARC
5 2 (4.76%) EIGRP
5 2 (4.76%) VoIP
6 1 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.38%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (2.38%) DHCP
6 1 (2.38%) PSTN
6 1 (2.38%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.90%) SQL Server 2014
2 5 (11.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (11.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (11.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (4.76%) Power BI
4 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (2.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (2.38%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (2.38%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.38%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.38%) OLAP
5 1 (2.38%) OLTP
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.38%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.38%) GitLab
1 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (11.90%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Legal
2 3 (7.14%) Local Government
3 1 (2.38%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Billing
3 1 (2.38%) Retail
3 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (28.57%) Architect
2 7 (16.67%) Consultant
3 6 (14.29%) Developer
4 5 (11.90%) Technical Consultant
5 4 (9.52%) Exchange Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Network Architect
5 4 (9.52%) Project Manager
6 3 (7.14%) Enterprise Architect
6 3 (7.14%) Messaging Architect
6 3 (7.14%) SharePoint Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Azure Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Azure DevOps
7 2 (4.76%) C# Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Exchange Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Exchange Migration Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) IT Project Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Migration Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Office 365 Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.67%) .NET
2 6 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 5 (11.90%) CSS
3 5 (11.90%) HTML
3 5 (11.90%) Web Services
4 4 (9.52%) JSON
4 4 (9.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (7.14%) .NET Framework
5 3 (7.14%) Ajax
5 3 (7.14%) CSS3
5 3 (7.14%) HTML5
5 3 (7.14%) WAP
5 3 (7.14%) XML
6 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (4.76%) jQuery
7 1 (2.38%) AngularJS
7 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 1 (2.38%) Node.js
7 1 (2.38%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (2.38%) React
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.14%) Public Cloud
3 2 (4.76%) PMI
3 2 (4.76%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.38%) Clustering
4 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.38%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.38%) iPad
4 1 (2.38%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.38%) Replication
4 1 (2.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.19%) Windows
2 8 (19.05%) Windows Server
3 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (7.14%) Windows 10
5 3 (7.14%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (19.05%) Project Management
1 8 (19.05%) Service Management
2 7 (16.67%) ITIL
3 6 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
3 6 (14.29%) High Availability
3 6 (14.29%) Load Balancing
4 5 (11.90%) Identity Management
4 5 (11.90%) Migration
5 4 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (9.52%) Line Management
5 4 (9.52%) Network Design
5 4 (9.52%) Presales
5 4 (9.52%) PRINCE2
6 3 (7.14%) Data Protection
6 3 (7.14%) DevOps
6 3 (7.14%) PRINCE
6 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (7.14%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 12 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 7 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 6 (14.29%) C#
4 3 (7.14%) SQL
4 3 (7.14%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.38%) C
5 1 (2.38%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 1 (2.38%) VB
5 1 (2.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (4.76%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.38%) CCNA
3 1 (2.38%) CCNP
3 1 (2.38%) PMP
3 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) COBIT
2 2 (4.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (2.38%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (2.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 14 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.14%) UAG
3 2 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (19.05%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 6 (14.29%) SCCM
3 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (7.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (2.38%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (2.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 22 (52.38%) Microsoft
2 9 (21.43%) Symantec
3 8 (19.05%) Cisco
4 5 (11.90%) Citrix
5 4 (9.52%) CheckPoint
6 3 (7.14%) Dell
6 3 (7.14%) Juniper
6 3 (7.14%) McAfee
6 3 (7.14%) Splunk
6 3 (7.14%) Trustwave
7 2 (4.76%) VMware
8 1 (2.38%) Palo Alto
8 1 (2.38%) RedGate
8 1 (2.38%) Veritas
Runcorn, Cheshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago