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 December 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 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 40 89 99
Rank change year-on-year
+49 +10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 67 15 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 4.07% 0.76% 0.13%
As % of the Cloud Services category 37.02% 11.90% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 12 1
Median daily rate £400 £425 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -3.40%
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £405 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £37.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-57.33% +44.23%
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
181 126 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.00% 6.42% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 79 31
Median daily rate £425 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £303 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £448 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
+8.48% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £11.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.30%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-40.90% +52.77%

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 December 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 December 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
Cheadle - 2 £538 -
Bolton - 1 £230 - 1
Microsoft Azure
North West

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 59 (51.75%) Microsoft
2 48 (42.11%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (28.07%) .NET
4 31 (27.19%) MS Excel
5 29 (25.44%) Windows
6 28 (24.56%) Firewall
7 25 (21.93%) C#
8 22 (19.30%) Web Services
9 21 (18.42%) Active Directory
10 20 (17.54%) JavaScript
11 19 (16.67%) Cisco
11 19 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
12 18 (15.79%) PowerShell
12 18 (15.79%) SQL Server
13 16 (14.04%) NoSQL
14 15 (13.16%) Migration
15 14 (12.28%) BizTalk Server
15 14 (12.28%) PaaS
15 14 (12.28%) Azure Active Directory
16 13 (11.40%) Software Engineering
16 13 (11.40%) Sitecore
16 13 (11.40%) TCP/IP
16 13 (11.40%) SOA
17 12 (10.53%) ERP
17 12 (10.53%) Python
17 12 (10.53%) Citrix
17 12 (10.53%) CSS
17 12 (10.53%) VMware
17 12 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
17 12 (10.53%) 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 14 (12.28%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (7.02%) CMS
3 7 (6.14%) Sitecore CMS
3 7 (6.14%) Umbraco
4 5 (4.39%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.51%) Skype for Business
6 3 (2.63%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.88%) Facebook Platform
7 1 (0.88%) SAS
7 1 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 31 (27.19%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.51%) MS Office
3 2 (1.75%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.88%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 48 (42.11%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (12.28%) Azure Active Directory
2 14 (12.28%) PaaS
3 8 (7.02%) IaaS
3 8 (7.02%) SaaS
4 5 (4.39%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (4.39%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (3.51%) Amazon S3
5 4 (3.51%) Office 365
6 3 (2.63%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (2.63%) Heroku
7 2 (1.75%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.88%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.88%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 28 (24.56%) Firewall
2 13 (11.40%) TCP/IP
3 10 (8.77%) LAN
3 10 (8.77%) WAN
4 9 (7.89%) VLAN
5 8 (7.02%) DHCP
5 8 (7.02%) DNS
6 7 (6.14%) WebEx
7 6 (5.26%) SAN
8 5 (4.39%) Network Security
9 4 (3.51%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (2.63%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (1.75%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (1.75%) Cisco ISE
11 2 (1.75%) Cisco Wireless
11 2 (1.75%) FWSM
11 2 (1.75%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (1.75%) IPsec
11 2 (1.75%) OpenScape
11 2 (1.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 16 (14.04%) NoSQL
3 7 (6.14%) Couchbase
3 7 (6.14%) MongoDB
4 5 (4.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.63%) Big Data
5 3 (2.63%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.75%) Electronic Patient Records
6 2 (1.75%) HDInsight
6 2 (1.75%) MySQL
6 2 (1.75%) Spark SQL
6 2 (1.75%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.63%) Jasmine
3 3 (2.63%) Subversion
4 2 (1.75%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.88%) Android Studio
5 1 (0.88%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.88%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.88%) JIRA
5 1 (0.88%) NUnit
5 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (3.51%) Finance
1 4 (3.51%) Marketing
2 3 (2.63%) Advertising
3 2 (1.75%) Electronics
3 2 (1.75%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.75%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.88%) Billing
Job Titles
1 28 (24.56%) Developer
2 26 (22.81%) Architect
3 21 (18.42%) Solutions Architect
4 17 (14.91%) Consultant
5 14 (12.28%) .NET Developer
6 12 (10.53%) Azure Architect
7 10 (8.77%) Azure Engineer
8 8 (7.02%) DevOps Engineer
8 8 (7.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (6.14%) Administrator
9 7 (6.14%) IT Consultant
9 7 (6.14%) IT Security Consultant
9 7 (6.14%) JavaScript Developer
9 7 (6.14%) Security Consultant
10 6 (5.26%) SOA Architect
11 5 (4.39%) Cloud Architect
11 5 (4.39%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
11 5 (4.39%) Technical Architect
12 4 (3.51%) C# Developer
12 4 (3.51%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (28.07%) .NET
2 22 (19.30%) Web Services
3 12 (10.53%) CSS
4 11 (9.65%) React
5 10 (8.77%) .NET Framework
5 10 (8.77%) ASP.NET
6 7 (6.14%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (6.14%) ASP.NET Web API
7 6 (5.26%) EDI
7 6 (5.26%) REST
7 6 (5.26%) WPF
8 5 (4.39%) AngularJS
8 5 (4.39%) HTML
8 5 (4.39%) React Native
8 5 (4.39%) WCF
9 4 (3.51%) jQuery
10 2 (1.75%) Backbone.js
10 2 (1.75%) KnockoutJS
10 2 (1.75%) LESS
10 2 (1.75%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (7.02%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.39%) Inversion of Control
3 5 (4.39%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.51%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (3.51%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.63%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.63%) User Experience
6 2 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.75%) Clustering
6 2 (1.75%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.75%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.75%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.75%) Replication
6 2 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.88%) CAN bus
7 1 (0.88%) Fintech
7 1 (0.88%) iPhone
7 1 (0.88%) NHS
7 1 (0.88%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 29 (25.44%) Windows
2 12 (10.53%) Windows Server
3 11 (9.65%) Linux
4 9 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (4.39%) Unix
5 5 (4.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.75%) Android
6 2 (1.75%) CentOS
6 2 (1.75%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.88%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.88%) Windows CE
7 1 (0.88%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (13.16%) Migration
3 13 (11.40%) SOA
3 13 (11.40%) Software Engineering
4 12 (10.53%) ERP
5 11 (9.65%) CRM
5 11 (9.65%) ITIL
6 10 (8.77%) Continuous Delivery
6 10 (8.77%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (8.77%) MVC
7 9 (7.89%) TDD
8 8 (7.02%) DevOps
8 8 (7.02%) Penetration Testing
9 7 (6.14%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (6.14%) Data Migration
9 7 (6.14%) Identity Access Management
9 7 (6.14%) Information Security
9 7 (6.14%) SDLC
9 7 (6.14%) Virtual Infrastructure
10 6 (5.26%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 25 (21.93%) C#
2 20 (17.54%) JavaScript
3 18 (15.79%) PowerShell
4 12 (10.53%) Python
5 11 (9.65%) SQL
6 8 (7.02%) Java
7 6 (5.26%) Ruby
8 5 (4.39%) Bash Shell
9 4 (3.51%) PHP
10 3 (2.63%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.75%) C
11 2 (1.75%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.88%) Perl
12 1 (0.88%) Scala
12 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.88%) VB
12 1 (0.88%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.88%) VB6
12 1 (0.88%) XAML
Qualifications
1 7 (6.14%) CISMP
1 7 (6.14%) CISSP
2 1 (0.88%) CCIE
2 1 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (0.88%) Degree
2 1 (0.88%) MCP
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (0.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (6.14%) COBIT
2 7 (6.14%) ISO27002
3 5 (4.39%) QA
4 1 (0.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (18.42%) Active Directory
2 9 (7.89%) XenApp
3 8 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (4.39%) ProxySG
5 4 (3.51%) Docker
6 2 (1.75%) BitLocker
6 2 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.88%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.88%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.88%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 6 (5.26%) Ansible
1 6 (5.26%) SCCM
2 5 (4.39%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (4.39%) Puppet
3 4 (3.51%) SCOM
4 3 (2.63%) SCSM
5 2 (1.75%) Cacti
5 2 (1.75%) Icinga
5 2 (1.75%) Nagios
5 2 (1.75%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.88%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.88%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.88%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 59 (51.75%) Microsoft
2 19 (16.67%) Cisco
3 13 (11.40%) Sitecore
4 12 (10.53%) Citrix
4 12 (10.53%) VMware
5 10 (8.77%) Xamarin
6 6 (5.26%) ForgeRock
7 5 (4.39%) Blue Coat
7 5 (4.39%) NetApp
8 4 (3.51%) Google
9 3 (2.63%) Rackspace
9 3 (2.63%) SAP
10 2 (1.75%) Forcepoint
10 2 (1.75%) Fortinet
10 2 (1.75%) Polycom
10 2 (1.75%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.75%) SaltStack
10 2 (1.75%) Siemens
10 2 (1.75%) Sophos
11 1 (0.88%) F5
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