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 28 February 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
North West / Manchester
Rank 50 85 85
Rank change year-on-year
+35 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 43 18 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.20% 1.00% 0.53%
As % of the Cloud Services category 28.29% 15.65% 13.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 16 5
Median daily rate £419 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.47% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £434
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £35.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-57.85% +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
152 115 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.30% 6.40% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 70 37
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £313 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £20.20 £15.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.66% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-12.79% -13.35%

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 28 February 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 28 February 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 28 February 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 59 (53.15%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (43.24%) Microsoft
3 39 (35.14%) Windows
4 30 (27.03%) .NET
5 28 (25.23%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (22.52%) Web Services
7 22 (19.82%) C#
7 22 (19.82%) MS Excel
7 22 (19.82%) Firewall
8 21 (18.92%) Python
9 19 (17.12%) Cisco
9 19 (17.12%) Java
9 19 (17.12%) NoSQL
10 17 (15.32%) JavaScript
10 17 (15.32%) SQL Server
10 17 (15.32%) Continuous Delivery
11 16 (14.41%) Active Directory
12 15 (13.51%) SQL
12 15 (13.51%) Linux
12 15 (13.51%) PowerShell
12 15 (13.51%) DevOps
13 14 (12.61%) Windows Server
13 14 (12.61%) Business Intelligence
13 14 (12.61%) VMware
14 13 (11.71%) Migration
14 13 (11.71%) Windows Server 2012
15 12 (10.81%) React
15 12 (10.81%) TCP/IP
15 12 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
15 12 (10.81%) Continuous Integration

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 9 (8.11%) Apache Spark
2 7 (6.31%) CMS
2 7 (6.31%) Sitecore CMS
2 7 (6.31%) Umbraco
3 5 (4.50%) Tomcat
4 4 (3.60%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (3.60%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.90%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.90%) Confluence
5 1 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.90%) Facebook Platform
5 1 (0.90%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 22 (19.82%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.80%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (7.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 59 (53.15%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (9.01%) Azure Active Directory
2 10 (9.01%) Google Cloud Platform
3 8 (7.21%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (6.31%) AWS CloudFormation
4 7 (6.31%) PaaS
5 6 (5.41%) Amazon S3
6 5 (4.50%) Heroku
7 4 (3.60%) IaaS
7 4 (3.60%) Office 365
8 2 (1.80%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.80%) SaaS
9 1 (0.90%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.90%) Route 53
9 1 (0.90%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 22 (19.82%) Firewall
2 12 (10.81%) TCP/IP
3 9 (8.11%) WebEx
4 6 (5.41%) DHCP
4 6 (5.41%) DNS
4 6 (5.41%) VLAN
5 5 (4.50%) LAN
5 5 (4.50%) WAN
6 2 (1.80%) Network Security
7 1 (0.90%) BGP
7 1 (0.90%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.90%) EIGRP
7 1 (0.90%) HSRP
7 1 (0.90%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.90%) NFC
7 1 (0.90%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (17.12%) NoSQL
2 17 (15.32%) SQL Server
3 11 (9.91%) Hadoop
4 10 (9.01%) MongoDB
5 9 (8.11%) Big Data
6 7 (6.31%) Couchbase
6 7 (6.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (4.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (2.70%) MySQL
9 3 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.80%) Data Mining
10 2 (1.80%) Electronic Patient Records
10 2 (1.80%) HDInsight
10 2 (1.80%) KNIME
10 2 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (1.80%) Power BI
10 2 (1.80%) Spark SQL
10 2 (1.80%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (1.80%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 11 (9.91%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (4.50%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (2.70%) Gradle
4 3 (2.70%) Jasmine
4 3 (2.70%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.70%) Subversion
5 2 (1.80%) Ant
5 2 (1.80%) JIRA
5 2 (1.80%) Maven
5 2 (1.80%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.90%) Android Studio
6 1 (0.90%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.90%) NUnit
6 1 (0.90%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.90%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (9.91%) Finance
2 9 (8.11%) Manufacturing
2 9 (8.11%) Marketing
3 8 (7.21%) Electronics
3 8 (7.21%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.80%) Advertising
4 2 (1.80%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (25.23%) Developer
2 20 (18.02%) Consultant
3 14 (12.61%) .NET Developer
3 14 (12.61%) Architect
4 12 (10.81%) DevOps Engineer
5 10 (9.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (8.11%) IT Consultant
6 9 (8.11%) IT Security Consultant
6 9 (8.11%) Security Consultant
7 8 (7.21%) JavaScript Developer
7 8 (7.21%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (6.31%) Administrator
8 7 (6.31%) Data Engineer
9 6 (5.41%) Identity Management Specialist
10 5 (4.50%) Azure Architect
10 5 (4.50%) Azure Engineer
10 5 (4.50%) Big Data Engineer
10 5 (4.50%) DBA
10 5 (4.50%) Hadoop Engineer
10 5 (4.50%) JavaScript Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (27.03%) .NET
2 25 (22.52%) Web Services
3 12 (10.81%) React
4 10 (9.01%) .NET Framework
4 10 (9.01%) CSS
5 9 (8.11%) ASP.NET
6 8 (7.21%) REST
7 7 (6.31%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (5.41%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (5.41%) WPF
9 5 (4.50%) AngularJS
9 5 (4.50%) React Native
10 4 (3.60%) HTML
11 3 (2.70%) jQuery
11 3 (2.70%) WCF
12 2 (1.80%) Backbone.js
12 2 (1.80%) EDI
12 2 (1.80%) JSON
12 2 (1.80%) LESS
12 2 (1.80%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (4.50%) Data Centre
1 5 (4.50%) Mobile App
2 3 (2.70%) Public Cloud
2 3 (2.70%) User Experience
3 2 (1.80%) Clustering
3 2 (1.80%) Data Structures
3 2 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.80%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (1.80%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.80%) Replication
4 1 (0.90%) CAN bus
4 1 (0.90%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.90%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.90%) iPhone
4 1 (0.90%) Life Science
4 1 (0.90%) PKI
4 1 (0.90%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 39 (35.14%) Windows
2 15 (13.51%) Linux
3 14 (12.61%) Windows Server
4 13 (11.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (8.11%) Unix
7 8 (7.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.80%) Android
9 1 (0.90%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.90%) CentOS
9 1 (0.90%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.90%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (25.23%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (15.32%) Continuous Delivery
3 15 (13.51%) DevOps
4 14 (12.61%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (11.71%) Migration
6 12 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (9.91%) Open Source
7 11 (9.91%) TDD
8 10 (9.01%) Penetration Testing
8 10 (9.01%) Software Engineering
9 9 (8.11%) Identity Access Management
9 9 (8.11%) Information Security
9 9 (8.11%) SDLC
9 9 (8.11%) Virtual Infrastructure
10 8 (7.21%) Configuration Management
10 8 (7.21%) Digital Marketing
10 8 (7.21%) MVC
10 8 (7.21%) OO
10 8 (7.21%) OOD
10 8 (7.21%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (19.82%) C#
2 21 (18.92%) Python
3 19 (17.12%) Java
4 17 (15.32%) JavaScript
5 15 (13.51%) PowerShell
5 15 (13.51%) SQL
6 8 (7.21%) Ruby
7 7 (6.31%) Bash Shell
8 6 (5.41%) C
9 4 (3.60%) Shell Script
10 3 (2.70%) PHP
10 3 (2.70%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.80%) R
11 2 (1.80%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.90%) Perl
12 1 (0.90%) Scala
12 1 (0.90%) VB
12 1 (0.90%) VB6
Qualifications
1 9 (8.11%) CISMP
1 9 (8.11%) CISSP
2 4 (3.60%) Degree
3 2 (1.80%) MCP
3 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.90%) CCNA
4 1 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.90%) MCSE
4 1 (0.90%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (8.11%) COBIT
2 9 (8.11%) ISO27002
3 2 (1.80%) QA
3 2 (1.80%) SLA
4 1 (0.90%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (14.41%) Active Directory
2 12 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (7.21%) Docker
3 8 (7.21%) ProxySG
3 8 (7.21%) XenApp
4 1 (0.90%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.90%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.90%) Shibboleth
4 1 (0.90%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 11 (9.91%) Puppet
2 10 (9.01%) Ansible
2 10 (9.01%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (5.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 4 (3.60%) SCCM
5 3 (2.70%) SCOM
5 3 (2.70%) SCSM
6 2 (1.80%) Icinga
6 2 (1.80%) Nagios
6 2 (1.80%) NetIQ Identity Manager
6 2 (1.80%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.90%) Kibana
7 1 (0.90%) logstash
7 1 (0.90%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.90%) Packer
7 1 (0.90%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.90%) Terraform
7 1 (0.90%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 48 (43.24%) Microsoft
2 19 (17.12%) Cisco
3 14 (12.61%) VMware
4 11 (9.91%) Google
5 10 (9.01%) Citrix
6 9 (8.11%) SAP
6 9 (8.11%) Sitecore
6 9 (8.11%) Xamarin
7 8 (7.21%) Blue Coat
8 5 (4.50%) NetApp
9 3 (2.70%) Tableau
10 2 (1.80%) AppDynamics
10 2 (1.80%) F5
10 2 (1.80%) ForgeRock
10 2 (1.80%) Guidewire
10 2 (1.80%) NetIQ
10 2 (1.80%) Oracle
10 2 (1.80%) SaltStack
10 2 (1.80%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.80%) Sophos
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