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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 74 144 138
Rank change year-on-year
+70 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 84 24 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.36% 0.53% 0.19%
As % of the Cloud Services category 24.71% 12.06% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 5 4
Median daily rate £444 £405 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.56% -22.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £370 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £545 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £410
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £30.19 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £30.19 -
% change year-on-year
+15.93% -
Microsoft Azure
England

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
340 199 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.57% 4.43% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 106 43
Median daily rate £435 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.42% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £303 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £405 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.17% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 1
Median hourly rate £12.33 £30.19 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.17% +58.89%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-29.00% +25.00%

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 28 September 2016.

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 28 September 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
Manchester +38 59 £425 +5.59% 33
Cheshire +10 12 £650 +40.54% 5
Merseyside +3 5 £325 - 3
Lancashire - 1 £450 - 2
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 North West region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 52 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 40 (30.77%) Active Directory
3 38 (29.23%) Amazon AWS
4 27 (20.77%) Windows
5 26 (20.00%) .NET
6 25 (19.23%) MS Excel
6 25 (19.23%) Migration
7 24 (18.46%) JavaScript
8 23 (17.69%) PowerShell
8 23 (17.69%) Office 365
9 21 (16.15%) C#
10 20 (15.38%) Firewall
10 20 (15.38%) PaaS
10 20 (15.38%) Azure Active Directory
11 18 (13.85%) BizTalk Server
11 18 (13.85%) Citrix
12 17 (13.08%) Agile Software Development
13 16 (12.31%) SOA
13 16 (12.31%) Data Centre
13 16 (12.31%) SaaS
13 16 (12.31%) IaaS
14 15 (11.54%) SQL Server
14 15 (11.54%) CSS
14 15 (11.54%) CRM
14 15 (11.54%) SCCM
15 14 (10.77%) CMS
15 14 (10.77%) VMware
16 13 (10.00%) SQL
16 13 (10.00%) .NET Framework
16 13 (10.00%) Windows 10

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 18 (13.85%) BizTalk Server
2 14 (10.77%) CMS
3 11 (8.46%) SharePoint
4 6 (4.62%) Skype for Business
5 5 (3.85%) Sitecore CMS
5 5 (3.85%) Umbraco
6 3 (2.31%) MS Exchange
6 3 (2.31%) SAS
7 2 (1.54%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.54%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.77%) Facebook Platform
8 1 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 25 (19.23%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.62%) MS Office
3 2 (1.54%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.77%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 38 (29.23%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (17.69%) Office 365
3 20 (15.38%) Azure Active Directory
3 20 (15.38%) PaaS
4 16 (12.31%) IaaS
4 16 (12.31%) SaaS
5 3 (2.31%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.54%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.54%) Engine Yard
6 2 (1.54%) GitHub
6 2 (1.54%) Google App Engine
6 2 (1.54%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.54%) Heroku
7 1 (0.77%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.77%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 20 (15.38%) Firewall
2 10 (7.69%) DNS
3 7 (5.38%) LAN
3 7 (5.38%) SAN
3 7 (5.38%) WAN
4 6 (4.62%) DHCP
5 5 (3.85%) TCP/IP
6 4 (3.08%) Network Security
6 4 (3.08%) VLAN
6 4 (3.08%) VPN
6 4 (3.08%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (2.31%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (2.31%) IPsec
7 3 (2.31%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (2.31%) Unified Communications
8 2 (1.54%) Cisco ISE
8 2 (1.54%) Cisco Wireless
8 2 (1.54%) FWSM
8 2 (1.54%) OpenScape
8 2 (1.54%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.46%) NoSQL
3 8 (6.15%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (3.85%) Couchbase
5 3 (2.31%) Big Data
6 2 (1.54%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.54%) MySQL
6 2 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (6.15%) Vagrant
2 5 (3.85%) Jenkins
2 5 (3.85%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.31%) NUnit
4 3 (2.31%) Subversion
4 3 (2.31%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.54%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.54%) Jasmine
5 2 (1.54%) Travis CI
6 1 (0.77%) Android Studio
6 1 (0.77%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.77%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.77%) GitLab
6 1 (0.77%) JIRA
6 1 (0.77%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (3.85%) Finance
2 3 (2.31%) Advertising
2 3 (2.31%) Billing
3 2 (1.54%) Local Government
3 2 (1.54%) Marketing
3 2 (1.54%) Retail
3 2 (1.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 48 (36.92%) Architect
2 27 (20.77%) Developer
3 25 (19.23%) Solutions Architect
4 16 (12.31%) Azure Architect
5 15 (11.54%) Technical Architect
6 14 (10.77%) Consultant
7 13 (10.00%) .NET Developer
8 11 (8.46%) Project Manager
9 9 (6.92%) Cloud Architect
9 9 (6.92%) Senior Architect
10 8 (6.15%) Azure Engineer
10 8 (6.15%) DevOps Engineer
11 6 (4.62%) Digital Architect
11 6 (4.62%) Enterprise Architect
11 6 (4.62%) SOA Architect
12 5 (3.85%) Digital Technical Architect
13 4 (3.08%) Azure Consultant
13 4 (3.08%) Full Stack Developer
13 4 (3.08%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
13 4 (3.08%) Senior Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (20.00%) .NET
2 15 (11.54%) CSS
3 13 (10.00%) .NET Framework
4 10 (7.69%) HTML
5 9 (6.92%) AngularJS
5 9 (6.92%) Web Services
6 8 (6.15%) ASP.NET
7 7 (5.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 7 (5.38%) WCF
8 6 (4.62%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (4.62%) Entity Framework
8 6 (4.62%) Middleware
8 6 (4.62%) React
9 5 (3.85%) EDI
9 5 (3.85%) jQuery
10 4 (3.08%) HTML5
10 4 (3.08%) XML
11 3 (2.31%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (2.31%) Ninject
11 3 (2.31%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.31%) Data Centre
2 12 (9.23%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (6.92%) Hybrid Cloud
4 8 (6.15%) Fat Client
4 8 (6.15%) Thin Client
5 7 (5.38%) Smartcard
6 6 (4.62%) Biometrics
7 5 (3.85%) PKI
8 4 (3.08%) Clustering
8 4 (3.08%) Mobile App
9 3 (2.31%) Inversion of Control
9 3 (2.31%) Mainframe
9 3 (2.31%) Private Cloud
9 3 (2.31%) User Experience
10 2 (1.54%) CESG
10 2 (1.54%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.54%) Device Driver
10 2 (1.54%) Digital Media
10 2 (1.54%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.54%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 27 (20.77%) Windows
2 13 (10.00%) Windows 10
3 10 (7.69%) Linux
4 7 (5.38%) Windows Server
5 4 (3.08%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.31%) CentOS
6 3 (2.31%) Ubuntu
6 3 (2.31%) Unix
7 2 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.77%) Android
8 1 (0.77%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.77%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.77%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.77%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.77%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (19.23%) Migration
2 17 (13.08%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (12.31%) SOA
4 15 (11.54%) CRM
5 12 (9.23%) ERP
5 12 (9.23%) ITIL
5 12 (9.23%) MVC
6 10 (7.69%) DevOps
6 10 (7.69%) Identity Management
6 10 (7.69%) Software Engineering
7 9 (6.92%) SDLC
7 9 (6.92%) TOGAF
8 8 (6.15%) Analytics
8 8 (6.15%) Data Migration
8 8 (6.15%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (5.38%) Workflow
10 6 (4.62%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (4.62%) Risk Management
10 6 (4.62%) Service Management
10 6 (4.62%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 24 (18.46%) JavaScript
2 23 (17.69%) PowerShell
3 21 (16.15%) C#
4 13 (10.00%) SQL
5 6 (4.62%) Python
5 6 (4.62%) Ruby
6 5 (3.85%) Java
7 4 (3.08%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.31%) PHP
8 3 (2.31%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.54%) C
9 2 (1.54%) Perl
9 2 (1.54%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.77%) XAML
Qualifications
1 8 (6.15%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.31%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (1.54%) AWS Certification
3 2 (1.54%) CISM
3 2 (1.54%) CISSP
3 2 (1.54%) Degree
4 1 (0.77%) CCIE
4 1 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.77%) MCITP
4 1 (0.77%) MCP
4 1 (0.77%) MCSA
4 1 (0.77%) MCSE
4 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.08%) QA
2 3 (2.31%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.31%) SLA
3 1 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.77%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 40 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 10 (7.69%) Hyper-V
3 9 (6.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (6.15%) XenApp
5 4 (3.08%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (3.08%) VMware ESX
6 3 (2.31%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.54%) BitLocker
7 2 (1.54%) Firmware
7 2 (1.54%) vSphere
8 1 (0.77%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 15 (11.54%) SCCM
2 9 (6.92%) Puppet
3 8 (6.15%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (4.62%) SCOM
5 4 (3.08%) Ansible
5 4 (3.08%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (3.08%) Nagios
5 4 (3.08%) SCOrch
6 3 (2.31%) SCVMM
7 2 (1.54%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (1.54%) Cacti
7 2 (1.54%) Cobbler
7 2 (1.54%) Icinga
7 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.77%) Capistrano
8 1 (0.77%) SCSM
Vendors
1 52 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (13.85%) Citrix
3 14 (10.77%) VMware
4 10 (7.69%) Sitecore
5 7 (5.38%) Xamarin
6 6 (4.62%) Cisco
7 5 (3.85%) ForgeRock
7 5 (3.85%) Red Hat
8 4 (3.08%) AppSense
8 4 (3.08%) Rackspace
9 3 (2.31%) Google
9 3 (2.31%) Micro Focus
10 2 (1.54%) BMC
10 2 (1.54%) HP
10 2 (1.54%) Polycom
10 2 (1.54%) SaltStack
10 2 (1.54%) Siemens
11 1 (0.77%) Barracuda Networks
11 1 (0.77%) Facebook
11 1 (0.77%) SolarWinds
Manchester
Recruit121
Rate: £0 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago