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 3 May 2016 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 80 98 85
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 26 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.42% 0.24% 0.29%
As % of the Cloud Services category 27.37% 6.78% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 3 4
Median daily rate £463 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £405 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £493 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £80.00 £28.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+185.71% -12.50%
Microsoft Azure
North West

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
95 59 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 5.17% 3.54% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 32 20
Median daily rate £475 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £310 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £725 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £75.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -82.83%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.61 £25.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +78.57%

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 3 May 2016.

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 3 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Stockport - 1 £375 - 2
Microsoft Azure
North West

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, 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 16 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 16 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (27.50%) SQL
4 10 (25.00%) Office 365
5 9 (22.50%) Windows
6 8 (20.00%) SQL Server
6 8 (20.00%) Active Directory
6 8 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
6 8 (20.00%) OWASP
6 8 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (17.50%) Public Cloud
7 7 (17.50%) IaaS
7 7 (17.50%) Cybersecurity
7 7 (17.50%) Amazon S3
7 7 (17.50%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (17.50%) Migration
7 7 (17.50%) MS Excel
7 7 (17.50%) Linux
8 6 (15.00%) Test Automation
8 6 (15.00%) Data Centre
9 5 (12.50%) .NET
9 5 (12.50%) Web Services
9 5 (12.50%) SOA
10 4 (10.00%) C#
10 4 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (10.00%) TOGAF
10 4 (10.00%) VMware
10 4 (10.00%) PowerShell
10 4 (10.00%) Windows Server

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 4 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.50%) CMS
3 1 (2.50%) EPiServer CMS
3 1 (2.50%) IIS
3 1 (2.50%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (2.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (17.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.50%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 16 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (25.00%) Office 365
3 8 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (17.50%) Amazon S3
4 7 (17.50%) IaaS
5 3 (7.50%) PaaS
6 2 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) Extranet
1 2 (5.00%) VPN
2 1 (2.50%) DHCP
2 1 (2.50%) DNS
2 1 (2.50%) Firewall
2 1 (2.50%) Network Security
2 1 (2.50%) SAN
2 1 (2.50%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.50%) OLAP
3 1 (2.50%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Octopus Deploy
1 2 (5.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (5.00%) Finance
1 2 (5.00%) Marketing
2 1 (2.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (25.00%) Architect
2 7 (17.50%) Cloud Architect
2 7 (17.50%) Consultant
3 6 (15.00%) Developer
4 5 (12.50%) Azure Architect
4 5 (12.50%) Ethical Hacker
5 4 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (7.50%) .NET Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Applications Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Azure Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) Azure Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Cloud Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Office 365 Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Office 365 Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Penetration Tester
7 2 (5.00%) Project Manager
7 2 (5.00%) SOA Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Tester
7 2 (5.00%) TOGAF Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) .NET
1 5 (12.50%) Web Services
2 3 (7.50%) .NET Framework
2 3 (7.50%) WCF
3 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (5.00%) Dapper ORM
3 2 (5.00%) Entity Framework
3 2 (5.00%) NancyFx
3 2 (5.00%) NHibernate
3 2 (5.00%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (5.00%) StructureMap
4 1 (2.50%) CSS
4 1 (2.50%) HTML
4 1 (2.50%) OAuth
4 1 (2.50%) OAuth2
4 1 (2.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) Public Cloud
2 6 (15.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (7.50%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (5.00%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.50%) Clustering
5 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.50%) Data Integration
5 1 (2.50%) Digital Media
5 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (22.50%) Windows
2 7 (17.50%) Linux
3 4 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.00%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.50%) CoreOS
6 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 8 (20.00%) OWASP
3 7 (17.50%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (17.50%) Cybersecurity
3 7 (17.50%) Migration
4 6 (15.00%) Test Automation
5 5 (12.50%) SOA
6 4 (10.00%) Analytics
6 4 (10.00%) TOGAF
7 3 (7.50%) CRM
7 3 (7.50%) DevOps
7 3 (7.50%) Information Security
7 3 (7.50%) Secure Coding
8 2 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (5.00%) Data Modelling
8 2 (5.00%) E-Commerce
8 2 (5.00%) MVC
8 2 (5.00%) Scrum
8 2 (5.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 11 (27.50%) SQL
2 4 (10.00%) C#
2 4 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.00%) PHP
4 1 (2.50%) Java
4 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.50%) Python
4 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.50%) CCNA
2 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.50%) Degree
2 1 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.50%) MCSE
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.50%) Hyper-V
2 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) SCCM
2 1 (2.50%) Ansible
2 1 (2.50%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.50%) Mesos
2 1 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.50%) Puppet
2 1 (2.50%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 16 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.00%) VMware
3 1 (2.50%) EPiServer
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle
3 1 (2.50%) Rackspace