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 3 months to 26 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 / Merseyside
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 37 28
Rank change year-on-year -1 -9  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 7 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 2.10% 1.23% 3.10%
As % of the Cloud Services category 14.89% 12.12% 46.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Median daily rate £306 £450 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.94% +48.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £450 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £450 £305
UK excluding London median daily rate £439 £450 £365
% change year-on-year -2.50% +23.28%  
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 Merseyside with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 47 33 26
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 14.07% 10.12% 6.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 21 7
Median daily rate £263 £466 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -43.69% +55.41%  
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 £26.75
% change year-on-year +75.75% -38.31%  

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +2 5 £261 - 3
Birkenhead - 2 £350 -
Microsoft Azure
North West

For the 6 months to 26 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 4 (36.36%) Office 365
2 4 (36.36%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (18.18%) MVC
4 2 (18.18%) Migration
4 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (18.18%) Apple iOS
4 2 (18.18%) Skype for Business
4 2 (18.18%) QA
4 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
4 2 (18.18%) Android
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 2 (18.18%) .NET
4 2 (18.18%) ETL
4 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
4 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
4 2 (18.18%) C#
4 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
4 2 (18.18%) Windows
4 2 (18.18%) AirWatch
4 2 (18.18%) OneDrive
4 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (18.18%) Identity Access Management
4 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (18.18%) IaaS

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 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
1 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
1 2 (18.18%) Skype for Business
2 1 (9.09%) CMS
2 1 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (9.09%) EPiServer
2 1 (9.09%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (9.09%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) Azure Active Directory
1 4 (36.36%) Office 365
2 3 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (18.18%) IaaS
3 2 (18.18%) OneDrive
4 1 (9.09%) Amazon S3
4 1 (9.09%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (9.09%) CloudFront
4 1 (9.09%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (9.09%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
3 1 (9.09%) Power BI
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 1 (9.09%) Moq
2 1 (9.09%) MSTest
2 1 (9.09%) NUnit
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Azure Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Office 365 Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Developer
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Developer
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) AWS Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Cloud Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) CRM Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) ETL Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Full Stack Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Lync Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) SQL BI Developer
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server BI Developer
4 1 (9.09%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
1 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
1 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
2 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
2 1 (9.09%) Ember.js
2 1 (9.09%) LINQ
2 1 (9.09%) Lucene
2 1 (9.09%) Ninject
2 1 (9.09%) REST
2 1 (9.09%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Android
1 2 (18.18%) Apple iOS
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (18.18%) ETL
2 2 (18.18%) Identity Access Management
2 2 (18.18%) Migration
2 2 (18.18%) MVC
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) Continuous Deployment
3 1 (9.09%) CRM
3 1 (9.09%) Data Integration
3 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
3 1 (9.09%) Data Visualisation
3 1 (9.09%) Dependency Injection
3 1 (9.09%) ERP
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) Server Building
3 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) TDD
3 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) C#
2 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
3 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
2 1 (9.09%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Sitecore
2 1 (9.09%) VMware
Liverpool, Merseyside
NHS Blood And Transplant
Rate: From £47,092 to £58,217 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago