Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 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 > Merseyside
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 47 46
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 7 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.43% 1.69% 2.07%
As % of the Cloud Services category 9.33% 25.00% 25.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 2
Merseyside median daily rate £410 £350 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.14% +15.70% +8.52%
10th Percentile £400 £313 £298
90th Percentile £422 £373 £311
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 1
Merseyside median hourly rate - - £30.19
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 Merseyside with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Merseyside
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 75 40 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 15.27% 6.75% 8.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 29 27
Merseyside median daily rate £352 £418 £163
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.69% +156.92% -45.83%
10th Percentile £121 £291 £119
90th Percentile £625 £559 £503
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £410
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Merseyside median hourly rate £12.50 - £22.35
10th Percentile £11.25 - £15.84
90th Percentile £13.75 - £28.65
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +42.86% -44.00% +31.58%

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Azure in Merseyside

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Azure in Merseyside

Microsoft Azure
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 6 months to 20 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
Liverpool -2 6 £410 +17.14% 4
Microsoft Azure
North West

For the 6 months to 20 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 4 (57.14%) Android
1 4 (57.14%) Apple iOS
2 3 (42.86%) Skype for Business
2 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (42.86%) Office 365
2 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (42.86%) Puppet
2 3 (42.86%) Network Management
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Statistics
2 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
2 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) Ansible
2 3 (42.86%) DevOps
2 3 (42.86%) AirWatch
2 3 (42.86%) OneDrive
2 3 (42.86%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
3 1 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) HTML
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript

Microsoft Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
1 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
1 3 (42.86%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (42.86%) Azure Active Directory
1 3 (42.86%) Office 365
1 3 (42.86%) OneDrive
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
1 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) DevOps Specialist
1 3 (42.86%) Office 365 Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) AWS DevOps
2 2 (28.57%) AWS Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Cloud Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Implementation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Junior
3 1 (14.29%) Junior Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Lync Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Migration Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) CSS
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Android
1 4 (57.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) DevOps
1 3 (42.86%) Network Management
1 3 (42.86%) Statistics
2 1 (14.29%) Android Development
2 1 (14.29%) iOS Development
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
2 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) AirWatch
1 3 (42.86%) Ansible
1 3 (42.86%) Puppet
2 1 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) Xamarin