The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
North West / Manchester
Rank 37 93 87
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 64 16 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 4.59% 0.82% 0.42%
As % of the Cloud Services category 38.10% 12.12% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 15 2
Median daily rate £400 £350 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -19.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £312 £427
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £446 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £35.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-57.14% +34.61%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Cloud Services Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
168 132 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.05% 6.79% 3.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 76 38
Median daily rate £400 £425 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -3.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £12.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -24.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-38.18% +22.22%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing Microsoft Azure as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Cloud Services category.

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Microsoft Azure
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 19 January 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
Bolton - 2 £469 -
Bury - 2 £431 -
Microsoft Azure
North West

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 61 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 56 (45.90%) Microsoft
3 38 (31.15%) Windows
4 31 (25.41%) .NET
4 31 (25.41%) MS Excel
5 26 (21.31%) Web Services
5 26 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (20.49%) Firewall
7 23 (18.85%) C#
8 20 (16.39%) Cisco
9 19 (15.57%) NoSQL
10 18 (14.75%) Python
10 18 (14.75%) JavaScript
10 18 (14.75%) PowerShell
11 17 (13.93%) SQL Server
12 16 (13.11%) Java
12 16 (13.11%) Active Directory
13 15 (12.30%) SQL
13 15 (12.30%) Migration
13 15 (12.30%) Continuous Delivery
13 15 (12.30%) Windows Server
14 14 (11.48%) Linux
15 13 (10.66%) Citrix
15 13 (10.66%) TCP/IP
15 13 (10.66%) VMware
16 12 (9.84%) Business Intelligence
16 12 (9.84%) Windows Server 2008
16 12 (9.84%) Continuous Integration
16 12 (9.84%) PaaS
16 12 (9.84%) React

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 10 (8.20%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (5.74%) CMS
2 7 (5.74%) Sitecore CMS
2 7 (5.74%) Umbraco
3 6 (4.92%) Apache Spark
4 5 (4.10%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.46%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.64%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.82%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.82%) Facebook Platform
7 1 (0.82%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.82%) SAS
7 1 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 31 (25.41%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.64%) MS Office
2 2 (1.64%) MS Project
3 1 (0.82%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (4.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.82%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 61 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (9.84%) PaaS
3 11 (9.02%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (7.38%) IaaS
5 7 (5.74%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (5.74%) AWS CloudFormation
5 7 (5.74%) SaaS
6 6 (4.92%) Amazon S3
6 6 (4.92%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (4.10%) Heroku
8 3 (2.46%) Office 365
9 2 (1.64%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.82%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.82%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 25 (20.49%) Firewall
2 13 (10.66%) TCP/IP
3 9 (7.38%) WebEx
4 8 (6.56%) DHCP
4 8 (6.56%) DNS
5 7 (5.74%) VLAN
6 6 (4.92%) LAN
6 6 (4.92%) WAN
7 2 (1.64%) NetScaler
7 2 (1.64%) Network Security
7 2 (1.64%) SAN
7 2 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.82%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.82%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.82%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (15.57%) NoSQL
2 17 (13.93%) SQL Server
3 10 (8.20%) MongoDB
4 8 (6.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (5.74%) Big Data
5 7 (5.74%) Couchbase
5 7 (5.74%) Hadoop
6 6 (4.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (3.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (2.46%) MySQL
8 3 (2.46%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.64%) Electronic Patient Records
9 2 (1.64%) HDInsight
9 2 (1.64%) Spark SQL
9 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.82%) KNIME
10 1 (0.82%) Power BI
10 1 (0.82%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (8.20%) Git (software)
2 6 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (4.10%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (2.46%) Gradle
4 3 (2.46%) Jasmine
4 3 (2.46%) Subversion
5 2 (1.64%) Ant
5 2 (1.64%) Maven
5 2 (1.64%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.82%) Android Studio
6 1 (0.82%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.82%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.82%) JIRA
6 1 (0.82%) NUnit
6 1 (0.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (8.20%) Finance
2 6 (4.92%) Marketing
3 5 (4.10%) Electronics
3 5 (4.10%) Manufacturing
3 5 (4.10%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.64%) Advertising
4 2 (1.64%) Retail
5 1 (0.82%) Billing
Job Titles
1 28 (22.95%) Developer
2 23 (18.85%) Architect
3 21 (17.21%) Consultant
4 17 (13.93%) Solutions Architect
5 14 (11.48%) .NET Developer
6 10 (8.20%) DevOps Engineer
7 9 (7.38%) Azure Architect
7 9 (7.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (7.38%) IT Consultant
7 9 (7.38%) IT Security Consultant
7 9 (7.38%) Security Consultant
8 8 (6.56%) Administrator
8 8 (6.56%) JavaScript Developer
9 7 (5.74%) Azure Engineer
10 5 (4.10%) Big Data Engineer
10 5 (4.10%) Cloud Architect
10 5 (4.10%) Data Engineer
10 5 (4.10%) Hadoop Engineer
10 5 (4.10%) Identity Management Specialist
10 5 (4.10%) JavaScript Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (25.41%) .NET
2 26 (21.31%) Web Services
3 12 (9.84%) React
4 10 (8.20%) .NET Framework
4 10 (8.20%) ASP.NET
4 10 (8.20%) CSS
5 8 (6.56%) REST
6 7 (5.74%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (5.74%) ASP.NET Web API
7 6 (4.92%) WPF
8 5 (4.10%) AngularJS
8 5 (4.10%) React Native
9 4 (3.28%) jQuery
9 4 (3.28%) WCF
10 3 (2.46%) EDI
10 3 (2.46%) HTML
11 2 (1.64%) EJS
11 2 (1.64%) JSON
11 2 (1.64%) Pug
11 2 (1.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.56%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (5.74%) Inversion of Control
3 6 (4.92%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.10%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.10%) Mobile App
4 5 (4.10%) Public Cloud
5 4 (3.28%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (2.46%) User Experience
7 2 (1.64%) Clustering
7 2 (1.64%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.64%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.64%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.64%) Replication
7 2 (1.64%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.82%) CAN bus
8 1 (0.82%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.82%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.82%) Fintech
8 1 (0.82%) iPhone
8 1 (0.82%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 38 (31.15%) Windows
2 15 (12.30%) Windows Server
3 14 (11.48%) Linux
4 12 (9.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (9.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (6.56%) Unix
5 8 (6.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.64%) Android
6 2 (1.64%) CentOS
6 2 (1.64%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.82%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.82%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (12.30%) Continuous Delivery
2 15 (12.30%) Migration
3 12 (9.84%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (9.84%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (9.84%) DevOps
4 11 (9.02%) Software Engineering
5 10 (8.20%) Penetration Testing
6 9 (7.38%) Identity Access Management
6 9 (7.38%) Information Security
6 9 (7.38%) ITIL
6 9 (7.38%) MVC
6 9 (7.38%) SDLC
6 9 (7.38%) SOA
6 9 (7.38%) TDD
6 9 (7.38%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 8 (6.56%) Configuration Management
7 8 (6.56%) OO
7 8 (6.56%) OOD
7 8 (6.56%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 23 (18.85%) C#
2 18 (14.75%) JavaScript
2 18 (14.75%) PowerShell
2 18 (14.75%) Python
3 16 (13.11%) Java
4 15 (12.30%) SQL
5 8 (6.56%) Ruby
6 7 (5.74%) Bash Shell
7 5 (4.10%) C
8 3 (2.46%) PHP
8 3 (2.46%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.64%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.64%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.82%) Perl
10 1 (0.82%) R
10 1 (0.82%) Scala
10 1 (0.82%) VB
10 1 (0.82%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.82%) VB6
Qualifications
1 9 (7.38%) CISMP
1 9 (7.38%) CISSP
2 4 (3.28%) Degree
3 1 (0.82%) CCIE
3 1 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.82%) MCP
3 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (7.38%) COBIT
2 9 (7.38%) ISO27002
3 3 (2.46%) QA
4 1 (0.82%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (13.11%) Active Directory
2 11 (9.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (8.20%) XenApp
4 8 (6.56%) ProxySG
5 6 (4.92%) Docker
6 2 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.82%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.82%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.82%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.82%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 9 (7.38%) Ansible
2 8 (6.56%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (6.56%) Puppet
3 5 (4.10%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 5 (4.10%) SCCM
4 4 (3.28%) SCOM
5 3 (2.46%) SCSM
6 2 (1.64%) Icinga
6 2 (1.64%) Nagios
6 2 (1.64%) NetIQ Identity Manager
6 2 (1.64%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.82%) Kibana
7 1 (0.82%) logstash
7 1 (0.82%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.82%) Packer
7 1 (0.82%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.82%) Terraform
7 1 (0.82%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 56 (45.90%) Microsoft
2 20 (16.39%) Cisco
3 13 (10.66%) Citrix
3 13 (10.66%) VMware
4 10 (8.20%) Sitecore
5 9 (7.38%) Xamarin
6 8 (6.56%) Blue Coat
7 7 (5.74%) Google
8 6 (4.92%) SAP
9 5 (4.10%) NetApp
10 3 (2.46%) ForgeRock
10 3 (2.46%) Rackspace
11 2 (1.64%) AppDynamics
11 2 (1.64%) Forcepoint
11 2 (1.64%) Fortinet
11 2 (1.64%) Guidewire
11 2 (1.64%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.64%) SaltStack
11 2 (1.64%) ServiceNow
11 2 (1.64%) Tableau
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