The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
North West / Lancashire
Rank - 48 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 0 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire - 0.70% -
As % of the Cloud Services category - 14.29% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £370 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -57.85% +40.00%  

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 Lancashire with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 4 21 25
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 1.90% 4.87% 6.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 18 18
Median daily rate £395 £388 £503
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.93% -22.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £275 £416
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £700 £633
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £47.33 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -12.79% -13.35%  

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire 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 Lancashire

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Lancashire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Azure in Lancashire

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 2 (100.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) OOD
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Data Management
2 1 (50.00%) Subversion
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Ruby
2 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (50.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) Mercurial
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (50.00%) SaaS
2 1 (50.00%) PaaS
2 1 (50.00%) Backbone.js
2 1 (50.00%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (50.00%) Sass
2 1 (50.00%) LESS
2 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (50.00%) Durandal
2 1 (50.00%) TypeScript
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) User Experience
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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:

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (50.00%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (50.00%) PaaS
1 1 (50.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (50.00%) Mercurial
1 1 (50.00%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Azure Developer
1 1 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
1 1 (50.00%) C# Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
1 1 (50.00%) Full Stack Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Operations Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior .NET Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior C# .NET Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior C# Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Front-End Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Full Stack Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (50.00%) Aurelia
1 1 (50.00%) Backbone.js
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) Durandal
1 1 (50.00%) EJS
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) Jinja
1 1 (50.00%) jQuery
1 1 (50.00%) KnockoutJS
1 1 (50.00%) LESS
1 1 (50.00%) Pug
1 1 (50.00%) React
1 1 (50.00%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) Data Structures
1 1 (50.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Data Management
1 1 (50.00%) Data Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps
1 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) OO
1 1 (50.00%) OOA/OOD
1 1 (50.00%) OOD
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) PHP
2 1 (50.00%) Ruby
2 1 (50.00%) TypeScript