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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 67 90 80
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 35 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.90% 0.31% 0.24%
As % of the Cloud Services category 27.13% 9.09% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 4 2
Median daily rate £425 £313 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £310 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £452 £345
UK excluding London median daily rate £439 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+21.03% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +122.85%
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
129 55 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 6.99% 3.41% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 34 5
Median daily rate £450 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £506 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 0
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.93% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.64 £22.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-28.89% +29.41%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 - 5 £619 -
Microsoft Azure
North West

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 28 (45.90%) Microsoft
2 20 (32.79%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (27.87%) Active Directory
4 16 (26.23%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (21.31%) Firewall
5 13 (21.31%) SQL Server
5 13 (21.31%) Azure Active Directory
6 12 (19.67%) Office 365
6 12 (19.67%) PowerShell
6 12 (19.67%) Windows
7 11 (18.03%) MS Excel
7 11 (18.03%) SQL
8 9 (14.75%) CRM
8 9 (14.75%) ERP
9 8 (13.11%) Data Centre
9 8 (13.11%) Linux
9 8 (13.11%) .NET
9 8 (13.11%) C#
9 8 (13.11%) Migration
9 8 (13.11%) VMware
10 7 (11.48%) Ethical Hacking
10 7 (11.48%) JavaScript
10 7 (11.48%) SAN
10 7 (11.48%) DevOps
10 7 (11.48%) OWASP
10 7 (11.48%) Amazon S3
10 7 (11.48%) PaaS
11 6 (9.84%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (9.84%) IaaS
11 6 (9.84%) Cybersecurity

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 6 (9.84%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (6.56%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.56%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.64%) CMS
3 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.64%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (18.03%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (6.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.64%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 20 (32.79%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (21.31%) Azure Active Directory
3 12 (19.67%) Office 365
4 7 (11.48%) Amazon S3
4 7 (11.48%) PaaS
5 6 (9.84%) IaaS
6 4 (6.56%) SaaS
7 2 (3.28%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (3.28%) Google App Engine
7 2 (3.28%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 13 (21.31%) Firewall
2 7 (11.48%) SAN
3 6 (9.84%) LAN
3 6 (9.84%) WAN
4 4 (6.56%) DHCP
4 4 (6.56%) DNS
4 4 (6.56%) Network Security
4 4 (6.56%) TCP/IP
4 4 (6.56%) VLAN
4 4 (6.56%) VPN
4 4 (6.56%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (3.28%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (3.28%) Cisco ISE
5 2 (3.28%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (3.28%) Cisco PIX
5 2 (3.28%) Cisco Wireless
5 2 (3.28%) FWSM
5 2 (3.28%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (3.28%) OpenScape
5 2 (3.28%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (21.31%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.28%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.28%) NUnit
1 2 (3.28%) Subversion
1 2 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (3.28%) TeamCity
1 2 (3.28%) Travis CI
1 2 (3.28%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.64%) Axure RP
General
1 4 (6.56%) Marketing
2 3 (4.92%) Finance
3 2 (3.28%) Advertising
3 2 (3.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (21.31%) Architect
2 9 (14.75%) Azure Engineer
2 9 (14.75%) Developer
3 7 (11.48%) Azure Architect
3 7 (11.48%) Consultant
3 7 (11.48%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (8.20%) .NET Developer
4 5 (8.20%) Ethical Hacker
4 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Engineer
4 5 (8.20%) Project Manager
5 4 (6.56%) Cloud Architect
5 4 (6.56%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) CRM Architect
6 3 (4.92%) CRM Solutions Architect
6 3 (4.92%) Dynamics CRM Architect
6 3 (4.92%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (4.92%) Office 365 Manager
6 3 (4.92%) SOA Architect
7 2 (3.28%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.11%) .NET
2 5 (8.20%) ASP.NET
3 4 (6.56%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (6.56%) WCF
3 4 (6.56%) Web Services
4 3 (4.92%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (4.92%) EDI
4 3 (4.92%) jQuery
4 3 (4.92%) XML
5 2 (3.28%) .NET Framework
5 2 (3.28%) 802.1X
5 2 (3.28%) AngularJS
5 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 2 (3.28%) CSS
5 2 (3.28%) Entity Framework
5 2 (3.28%) HTML
5 2 (3.28%) Ninject
5 2 (3.28%) SignalR
5 2 (3.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (3.28%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.11%) Data Centre
2 6 (9.84%) Public Cloud
3 5 (8.20%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.28%) Digital Media
4 2 (3.28%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.28%) Private Cloud
4 2 (3.28%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.64%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.64%) Fintech
5 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.64%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 12 (19.67%) Windows
2 8 (13.11%) Linux
3 5 (8.20%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.92%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.64%) CoreOS
5 1 (1.64%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.64%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (26.23%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (14.75%) CRM
2 9 (14.75%) ERP
3 8 (13.11%) Migration
4 7 (11.48%) DevOps
4 7 (11.48%) Ethical Hacking
4 7 (11.48%) OWASP
5 6 (9.84%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (9.84%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (9.84%) ITIL
5 6 (9.84%) MVC
5 6 (9.84%) SOA
5 6 (9.84%) Software Engineering
6 5 (8.20%) Analytics
6 5 (8.20%) Test Automation
7 4 (6.56%) TOGAF
7 4 (6.56%) Web Operations
8 3 (4.92%) Project Planning
8 3 (4.92%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (4.92%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (19.67%) PowerShell
2 11 (18.03%) SQL
3 8 (13.11%) C#
4 7 (11.48%) JavaScript
5 4 (6.56%) Java
6 3 (4.92%) PHP
6 3 (4.92%) Python
7 2 (3.28%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.28%) Perl
7 2 (3.28%) Ruby
8 1 (1.64%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.64%) XAML
Qualifications
1 3 (4.92%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.64%) CCNA
3 1 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.64%) Degree
3 1 (1.64%) MCSE
3 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (27.87%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.56%) XenApp
3 3 (4.92%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.28%) vSphere
5 1 (1.64%) BitLocker
5 1 (1.64%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (6.56%) SCCM
2 3 (4.92%) Ansible
2 3 (4.92%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (4.92%) Puppet
3 2 (3.28%) Cacti
4 1 (1.64%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.64%) Mesos
4 1 (1.64%) SCOM
Vendors
1 28 (45.90%) Microsoft
2 8 (13.11%) VMware
3 6 (9.84%) Cisco
4 4 (6.56%) Citrix
5 3 (4.92%) ForgeRock
5 3 (4.92%) Rackspace
5 3 (4.92%) Sitecore
6 2 (3.28%) Google
6 2 (3.28%) Polycom
6 2 (3.28%) SaltStack
6 2 (3.28%) Siemens
7 1 (1.64%) JD Edwards
7 1 (1.64%) Xamarin