Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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 > Lancashire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 62 76
Rank change year-on-year +18 +14 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 8 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.76% 0.46% 0.11%
As % of the Cloud Services category 15.09% 4.92% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Lancashire median daily rate £383 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% - -
North West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +36.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Lancashire median hourly rate - - -
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 Lancashire with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 53 61 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 11.65% 9.40% 4.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 41 26
Lancashire median daily rate £433 £425 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +3.98% -18.66%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £319
90th Percentile £543 £556 £600
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £410
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Lancashire median hourly rate - £14.00 -
North West median hourly rate £16.25 £14.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.07% -44.00% +31.58%

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings citing Microsoft Azure as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

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
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 6 months to 23 November 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
Blackpool +15 3 £383 -15.00%
Microsoft Azure
North West

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (37.50%) Mathematical Modelling
3 3 (37.50%) Mathematics
4 2 (25.00%) FreeMarker
4 2 (25.00%) Web Development
4 2 (25.00%) Scrum
4 2 (25.00%) .NET
4 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (25.00%) CSS
4 2 (25.00%) C#
4 2 (25.00%) HTML
4 2 (25.00%) Mongoose
4 2 (25.00%) Nunjucks
4 2 (25.00%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (25.00%) HTML5
4 2 (25.00%) Node.js
4 2 (25.00%) CSS3
4 2 (25.00%) GitLab
4 2 (25.00%) SonarQube
4 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) Sass
4 2 (25.00%) LESS
4 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 2 (25.00%) Artifactory
4 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap

Microsoft Azure
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) Mongoose
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (12.50%) PaaS
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (25.00%) Artifactory
2 2 (25.00%) GitLab
2 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (25.00%) SonarQube
2 2 (25.00%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (12.50%) JIRA
3 1 (12.50%) Maven
3 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Azure Consultant
2 3 (37.50%) Consultant
2 3 (37.50%) Security Consultant
3 2 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (25.00%) .NET Web Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 2 (25.00%) Web Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Applications Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Azure Architect
4 1 (12.50%) HTML CSS Developer
4 1 (12.50%) HTML Developer
4 1 (12.50%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Security Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
1 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (25.00%) CSS
1 2 (25.00%) CSS3
1 2 (25.00%) FreeMarker
1 2 (25.00%) HTML
1 2 (25.00%) HTML5
1 2 (25.00%) LESS
1 2 (25.00%) Node.js
1 2 (25.00%) Nunjucks
1 2 (25.00%) Sass
1 2 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
2 1 (12.50%) Apache CXF
2 1 (12.50%) Dropwizard
2 1 (12.50%) JAX-RS
2 1 (12.50%) Spring
2 1 (12.50%) Spring Boot
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Mathematical Modelling
2 3 (37.50%) Mathematics
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
3 2 (25.00%) Web Development
4 1 (12.50%) Android Development
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (12.50%) Data Ingestion
4 1 (12.50%) DevOps
4 1 (12.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 1 (12.50%) Front End Development
4 1 (12.50%) Logistics
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft