The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 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 27 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)
Merseyside / Liverpool
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 34 31
Rank change year-on-year +1 -3  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 5 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 1.82% 0.39% 0.38%
As % of the Cloud Services category 12.20% 3.70% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £261 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £439 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -2.50% +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 Liverpool with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Liverpool
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 41 27 12
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 14.96% 10.42% 4.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 17 5
Median daily rate £260 £468 £231
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -44.38% +102.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £385 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £538 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £390
% change year-on-year - +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Median hourly rate £12.50 £11.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.63% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +75.75% -36.53%  

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Liverpool

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Liverpool 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 Liverpool

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Azure in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 27 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 Liverpool region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (50.00%) Office 365
2 4 (50.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (25.00%) Android
4 2 (25.00%) AirWatch
4 2 (25.00%) OneDrive
4 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (25.00%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (25.00%) Skype for Business
4 2 (25.00%) IaaS
4 2 (25.00%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (25.00%) C#
4 2 (25.00%) .NET
4 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (25.00%) Windows
4 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) MVC
4 2 (25.00%) Migration
4 2 (25.00%) QA
4 2 (25.00%) Identity Access Management
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Deployment

Microsoft Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in Liverpool 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%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (25.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (12.50%) CMS
2 1 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (12.50%) EPiServer
2 1 (12.50%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (12.50%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (50.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 4 (50.00%) Office 365
2 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (25.00%) IaaS
3 2 (25.00%) OneDrive
4 1 (12.50%) Amazon S3
4 1 (12.50%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (12.50%) CloudFront
4 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (12.50%) MongoDB
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (12.50%) Moq
2 1 (12.50%) MSTest
2 1 (12.50%) NUnit
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Azure Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) Developer
1 2 (25.00%) Office 365 Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
2 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (12.50%) AWS Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Cloud Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) CRM Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Full Stack Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Implementation Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Lync Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
1 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
2 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
2 1 (12.50%) Ember.js
2 1 (12.50%) LINQ
2 1 (12.50%) Lucene
2 1 (12.50%) Ninject
2 1 (12.50%) REST
2 1 (12.50%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Android
1 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Identity Access Management
1 2 (25.00%) Migration
1 2 (25.00%) MVC
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Continuous Deployment
2 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (12.50%) CRM
2 1 (12.50%) Dependency Injection
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Server Building
2 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (12.50%) TDD
2 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C#
1 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Sitecore
2 1 (12.50%) VMware
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