The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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)
England / North West
Rank 49 124 122
Rank change year-on-year
+75 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 97 33 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.70% 0.84% 0.54%
As % of the Cloud Services category 32.01% 13.98% 14.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 22 11
Median daily rate £400 £375 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +22.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £311 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £474 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
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 North West region.

Cloud Services Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
303 236 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.56% 6.01% 3.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 148 73
Median daily rate £425 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 14
Median hourly rate £12.50 £35.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.28% +55.55%
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 the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West 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 the North West

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

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

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Microsoft Azure
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the North West region.

Microsoft Azure Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Microsoft Azure
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West 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
Manchester +56 64 £400 +14.28% 31
Merseyside +14 19 £350 -12.50% 9
Cheshire +27 9 £463 +15.62% 7
Lancashire - 2 - - 1
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

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 North West region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 76 (41.08%) Amazon AWS
2 73 (39.46%) Microsoft
3 50 (27.03%) Windows
4 45 (24.32%) .NET
5 44 (23.78%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (20.54%) C#
7 33 (17.84%) MS Excel
8 31 (16.76%) Cisco
8 31 (16.76%) JavaScript
8 31 (16.76%) Active Directory
9 30 (16.22%) Web Services
9 30 (16.22%) Firewall
10 27 (14.59%) Linux
11 24 (12.97%) DevOps
12 23 (12.43%) SQL Server
12 23 (12.43%) Migration
13 22 (11.89%) Continuous Integration
13 22 (11.89%) AngularJS
14 21 (11.35%) Azure Active Directory
15 20 (10.81%) VMware
15 20 (10.81%) Python
15 20 (10.81%) PowerShell
16 19 (10.27%) NoSQL
16 19 (10.27%) Windows Server
16 19 (10.27%) Java
16 19 (10.27%) CSS
16 19 (10.27%) Citrix
17 18 (9.73%) SQL
17 18 (9.73%) Data Centre
18 17 (9.19%) ASP.NET

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 16 (8.65%) BizTalk Server
1 16 (8.65%) CMS
2 8 (4.32%) Umbraco
3 7 (3.78%) Sitecore CMS
4 6 (3.24%) Apache Spark
5 5 (2.70%) Tomcat
6 4 (2.16%) MS Exchange
6 4 (2.16%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.62%) SAS
7 3 (1.62%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.08%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.54%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.54%) Facebook Platform
9 1 (0.54%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 33 (17.84%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.16%) MS Office
3 2 (1.08%) MS Project
4 1 (0.54%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 76 (41.08%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (11.35%) Azure Active Directory
3 14 (7.57%) PaaS
4 13 (7.03%) Office 365
5 10 (5.41%) IaaS
6 9 (4.86%) SaaS
7 7 (3.78%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (3.78%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (3.24%) Amazon S3
8 6 (3.24%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (2.70%) Heroku
10 2 (1.08%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.54%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.54%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 30 (16.22%) Firewall
2 15 (8.11%) LAN
2 15 (8.11%) WAN
3 13 (7.03%) DNS
3 13 (7.03%) TCP/IP
4 10 (5.41%) VLAN
5 9 (4.86%) DHCP
5 9 (4.86%) WebEx
6 6 (3.24%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (2.70%) Internet
7 5 (2.70%) SAN
8 3 (1.62%) NAS
9 2 (1.08%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (1.08%) Intranet
9 2 (1.08%) MPLS
9 2 (1.08%) NetScaler
9 2 (1.08%) Network Security
10 1 (0.54%) Bluetooth
10 1 (0.54%) VPN
10 1 (0.54%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (12.43%) SQL Server
2 19 (10.27%) NoSQL
3 12 (6.49%) MongoDB
4 10 (5.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (4.86%) Big Data
6 7 (3.78%) Couchbase
6 7 (3.78%) Hadoop
7 6 (3.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (2.16%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (2.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (1.62%) MySQL
10 3 (1.62%) Power BI
11 2 (1.08%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (1.08%) Electronic Patient Records
11 2 (1.08%) HDInsight
11 2 (1.08%) RavenDB
11 2 (1.08%) Spark SQL
12 1 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 16 (8.65%) Git (software)
2 7 (3.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (3.24%) Jenkins
4 5 (2.70%) Visual Studio
4 5 (2.70%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (2.16%) Subversion
6 3 (1.62%) Gradle
6 3 (1.62%) Jasmine
6 3 (1.62%) Mercurial
6 3 (1.62%) Rational Application Developer
6 3 (1.62%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
7 2 (1.08%) Ant
7 2 (1.08%) JIRA
7 2 (1.08%) Maven
8 1 (0.54%) Android Studio
8 1 (0.54%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.54%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.54%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.54%) Selenium
8 1 (0.54%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (8.11%) Finance
2 6 (3.24%) Marketing
3 5 (2.70%) Electronics
3 5 (2.70%) Manufacturing
3 5 (2.70%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.16%) Local Government
5 3 (1.62%) Advertising
5 3 (1.62%) Billing
5 3 (1.62%) Retail
Job Titles
1 47 (25.41%) Architect
2 39 (21.08%) Developer
3 26 (14.05%) Consultant
4 21 (11.35%) .NET Developer
5 19 (10.27%) Solutions Architect
6 18 (9.73%) DevOps Engineer
7 12 (6.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (5.41%) Cloud Architect
8 10 (5.41%) Technical Architect
9 9 (4.86%) Azure Architect
9 9 (4.86%) IT Consultant
9 9 (4.86%) IT Security Consultant
9 9 (4.86%) Security Consultant
10 8 (4.32%) Administrator
10 8 (4.32%) JavaScript Developer
10 8 (4.32%) Project Manager
10 8 (4.32%) Senior Architect
11 7 (3.78%) Azure Engineer
11 7 (3.78%) Digital Architect
11 7 (3.78%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (24.32%) .NET
2 30 (16.22%) Web Services
3 22 (11.89%) AngularJS
4 19 (10.27%) CSS
5 17 (9.19%) ASP.NET
6 16 (8.65%) .NET Framework
7 13 (7.03%) React
8 12 (6.49%) HTML
9 11 (5.95%) ASP.NET MVC
10 10 (5.41%) Node.js
11 9 (4.86%) REST
12 8 (4.32%) ASP.NET Web API
13 7 (3.78%) Middleware
13 7 (3.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 7 (3.78%) WPF
14 6 (3.24%) jQuery
14 6 (3.24%) LESS
14 6 (3.24%) Sass
15 5 (2.70%) HTML5
15 5 (2.70%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.73%) Data Centre
2 15 (8.11%) Hybrid Cloud
3 9 (4.86%) Smartcard
4 8 (4.32%) Biometrics
4 8 (4.32%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (3.78%) Inversion of Control
5 7 (3.78%) User Experience
6 6 (3.24%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (2.70%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.70%) Public Cloud
8 4 (2.16%) BYOD
8 4 (2.16%) Computer Science
8 4 (2.16%) Fat Client
8 4 (2.16%) Thin Client
8 4 (2.16%) Visualisation
9 3 (1.62%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.62%) Fintech
9 3 (1.62%) Mainframe
10 2 (1.08%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.08%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 50 (27.03%) Windows
2 27 (14.59%) Linux
3 19 (10.27%) Windows Server
4 16 (8.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (6.49%) Unix
5 12 (6.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (4.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (2.70%) Windows 10
7 5 (2.70%) Windows 7
8 4 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (2.16%) Solaris
9 3 (1.62%) Data ONTAP
10 2 (1.08%) Android
10 2 (1.08%) CentOS
10 2 (1.08%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.54%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (23.78%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (12.97%) DevOps
3 23 (12.43%) Migration
4 22 (11.89%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (9.19%) MVC
6 16 (8.65%) Business Intelligence
7 15 (8.11%) Continuous Delivery
8 14 (7.57%) Open Source
8 14 (7.57%) SOA
9 13 (7.03%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (6.49%) Scrum
11 11 (5.95%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (5.95%) Identity Management
11 11 (5.95%) ITIL
11 11 (5.95%) Software Engineering
11 11 (5.95%) TDD
12 10 (5.41%) Automated Testing
12 10 (5.41%) CRM
12 10 (5.41%) Data Migration
12 10 (5.41%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (20.54%) C#
2 31 (16.76%) JavaScript
3 20 (10.81%) PowerShell
3 20 (10.81%) Python
4 19 (10.27%) Java
5 18 (9.73%) SQL
6 10 (5.41%) Ruby
7 7 (3.78%) Bash Shell
8 6 (3.24%) TypeScript
9 5 (2.70%) C
9 5 (2.70%) T-SQL
10 4 (2.16%) PHP
11 2 (1.08%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.54%) Perl
12 1 (0.54%) R
12 1 (0.54%) Scala
12 1 (0.54%) VB
12 1 (0.54%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.54%) VB6
Qualifications
1 9 (4.86%) CISMP
1 9 (4.86%) CISSP
2 8 (4.32%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.78%) Degree
4 5 (2.70%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.08%) CCIE
7 1 (0.54%) CCNA
7 1 (0.54%) CCNP
7 1 (0.54%) MCP
7 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (4.86%) COBIT
2 9 (4.86%) ISO27002
3 3 (1.62%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.62%) QA
3 3 (1.62%) SLA
4 1 (0.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 31 (16.76%) Active Directory
2 15 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (8.11%) XenApp
3 8 (4.32%) ProxySG
4 6 (3.24%) Docker
5 4 (2.16%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.16%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (2.16%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.54%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.54%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.54%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 9 (4.86%) Ansible
1 9 (4.86%) Puppet
2 8 (4.32%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (3.24%) SCCM
4 5 (2.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 4 (2.16%) SCOM
6 3 (1.62%) Nagios
6 3 (1.62%) SCSM
7 2 (1.08%) Icinga
7 2 (1.08%) NetIQ Identity Manager
7 2 (1.08%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.54%) Kibana
8 1 (0.54%) logstash
8 1 (0.54%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.54%) Packer
8 1 (0.54%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.54%) Terraform
8 1 (0.54%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 73 (39.46%) Microsoft
2 31 (16.76%) Cisco
3 20 (10.81%) VMware
4 19 (10.27%) Citrix
5 10 (5.41%) Sitecore
6 9 (4.86%) NetApp
6 9 (4.86%) Xamarin
7 8 (4.32%) Blue Coat
8 7 (3.78%) Google
8 7 (3.78%) Red Hat
9 6 (3.24%) SAP
10 5 (2.70%) F5
10 5 (2.70%) Oracle
11 4 (2.16%) AppSense
11 4 (2.16%) Siebel
12 3 (1.62%) Dell
12 3 (1.62%) EMC
12 3 (1.62%) ForgeRock
12 3 (1.62%) Micro Focus
12 3 (1.62%) Rackspace
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