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 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 - 47
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 5 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.47% - 0.26%
As % of the Cloud Services category 31.25% - 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £438 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -2.77% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% -  

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 16 26 25
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 4.69% 5.84% 6.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 19 15
Median daily rate £473 £419 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.83% +39.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £354 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £458 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £17.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year +70.58% -36.44%  

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Mathematics
2 3 (60.00%) Mathematical Modelling
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (20.00%) SCCM
4 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (20.00%) PaaS
4 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
4 1 (20.00%) Office 365
4 1 (20.00%) DevOps
4 1 (20.00%) Skype
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (20.00%) Data Ingestion

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 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
1 1 (20.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Skype
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Azure Consultant
1 3 (60.00%) Consultant
1 3 (60.00%) Security Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Azure Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Azure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Security Architect
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Mathematical Modelling
2 3 (60.00%) Mathematics
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Data Ingestion
4 1 (20.00%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft