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 25 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 101 133 131
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 48 24 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.31% 0.64% 0.20%
As % of the Cloud Services category 20.43% 13.19% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 10 3
Median daily rate £428 £320 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.59% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £305 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £366 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+20.54% -2.66%
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
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
235 182 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.40% 4.82% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 93 30
Median daily rate £438 £419 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -1.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £650 £577
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 2
Median hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -20.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £11.70 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £18.50 £18.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £22.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-29.54% +29.41%

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 25 July 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 25 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
Manchester +18 33 £425 +36.00% 24
Cheshire +6 8 £450 +33.33% 7
Merseyside -7 4 - - 4
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 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 North West region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 47 (43.93%) Microsoft
2 41 (38.32%) Amazon AWS
3 37 (34.58%) Active Directory
4 30 (28.04%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (24.30%) Windows
6 23 (21.50%) Office 365
7 20 (18.69%) PowerShell
8 19 (17.76%) Firewall
9 18 (16.82%) Migration
9 18 (16.82%) SQL
10 17 (15.89%) MS Excel
10 17 (15.89%) SCCM
10 17 (15.89%) PaaS
11 16 (14.95%) SaaS
11 16 (14.95%) SQL Server
11 16 (14.95%) Citrix
11 16 (14.95%) Data Centre
12 15 (14.02%) CRM
12 15 (14.02%) Hyper-V
13 14 (13.08%) Linux
14 13 (12.15%) VMware
14 13 (12.15%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (12.15%) Azure Active Directory
14 13 (12.15%) DevOps
14 13 (12.15%) IaaS
15 12 (11.21%) Security Cleared
15 12 (11.21%) .NET
15 12 (11.21%) JavaScript
15 12 (11.21%) ERP
16 11 (10.28%) ITIL

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 11 (10.28%) SharePoint
2 7 (6.54%) Skype for Business
3 6 (5.61%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (4.67%) MS Exchange
5 3 (2.80%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (2.80%) Moodle
5 3 (2.80%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.87%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (1.87%) CMS
6 2 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.93%) Apache
7 1 (0.93%) Confluence
7 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.93%) nginx
7 1 (0.93%) Tomcat
Applications
1 17 (15.89%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (5.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.87%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 41 (38.32%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (21.50%) Office 365
3 17 (15.89%) PaaS
4 16 (14.95%) SaaS
5 13 (12.15%) Azure Active Directory
5 13 (12.15%) IaaS
6 7 (6.54%) Amazon S3
7 3 (2.80%) SoftLayer
8 2 (1.87%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (1.87%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.87%) Engine Yard
8 2 (1.87%) GitHub
8 2 (1.87%) Google App Engine
8 2 (1.87%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (1.87%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 19 (17.76%) Firewall
2 8 (7.48%) DHCP
2 8 (7.48%) DNS
2 8 (7.48%) SAN
3 7 (6.54%) LAN
3 7 (6.54%) WAN
4 6 (5.61%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.74%) Network Security
5 4 (3.74%) Remote Desktop
5 4 (3.74%) Skype
5 4 (3.74%) Unified Communications
5 4 (3.74%) VLAN
5 4 (3.74%) VPN
5 4 (3.74%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (2.80%) Internet
6 3 (2.80%) IPsec
6 3 (2.80%) SSL
7 2 (1.87%) Cisco PIX
7 2 (1.87%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (1.87%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.95%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.35%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (2.80%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (8.41%) Vagrant
2 6 (5.61%) Jenkins
2 6 (5.61%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (3.74%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.74%) TeamCity
4 3 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.80%) Travis CI
5 2 (1.87%) NUnit
5 2 (1.87%) Subversion
6 1 (0.93%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.93%) GitLab
6 1 (0.93%) JIRA
6 1 (0.93%) NuGet
General
1 6 (5.61%) Marketing
2 5 (4.67%) Finance
2 5 (4.67%) Local Government
3 3 (2.80%) Retail
4 2 (1.87%) Advertising
4 2 (1.87%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (28.04%) Architect
2 17 (15.89%) Developer
3 14 (13.08%) Solutions Architect
4 11 (10.28%) Consultant
4 11 (10.28%) Project Manager
5 9 (8.41%) Azure Engineer
6 8 (7.48%) Azure Architect
6 8 (7.48%) DevOps Engineer
6 8 (7.48%) Technical Architect
7 6 (5.61%) Cloud Architect
7 6 (5.61%) Ethical Hacker
8 5 (4.67%) .NET Developer
8 5 (4.67%) Microsoft Engineer
9 4 (3.74%) Security Architect
10 3 (2.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (2.80%) Infrastructure Manager
10 3 (2.80%) Senior Architect
10 3 (2.80%) Senior Solutions Architect
10 3 (2.80%) SOA Architect
10 3 (2.80%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.21%) .NET
2 7 (6.54%) Web Services
3 6 (5.61%) ASP.NET
4 4 (3.74%) .NET Framework
4 4 (3.74%) AngularJS
4 4 (3.74%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (3.74%) CSS
4 4 (3.74%) HTML
4 4 (3.74%) Node.js
4 4 (3.74%) WCF
5 3 (2.80%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (2.80%) EDI
5 3 (2.80%) jQuery
5 3 (2.80%) Middleware
5 3 (2.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (2.80%) WPF
5 3 (2.80%) XML
6 2 (1.87%) hapi
6 2 (1.87%) MCollective
6 2 (1.87%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.95%) Data Centre
2 7 (6.54%) Public Cloud
3 5 (4.67%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.74%) CESG
4 4 (3.74%) Clustering
4 4 (3.74%) Fat Client
4 4 (3.74%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (3.74%) PKI
4 4 (3.74%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.87%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.87%) Device Driver
5 2 (1.87%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.87%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (1.87%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.87%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.87%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.93%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.93%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (24.30%) Windows
2 14 (13.08%) Linux
3 11 (10.28%) Windows 10
4 9 (8.41%) Windows Server
5 4 (3.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.80%) Unix
7 2 (1.87%) CentOS
7 2 (1.87%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.87%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.93%) CoreOS
8 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.93%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.93%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (28.04%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (16.82%) Migration
3 15 (14.02%) CRM
4 13 (12.15%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (12.15%) DevOps
5 12 (11.21%) ERP
6 11 (10.28%) ITIL
7 9 (8.41%) SOA
8 8 (7.48%) Ethical Hacking
8 8 (7.48%) OWASP
8 8 (7.48%) Test Automation
9 7 (6.54%) Cybersecurity
9 7 (6.54%) Identity Management
9 7 (6.54%) Software Engineering
9 7 (6.54%) TOGAF
10 6 (5.61%) ArchiMate
10 6 (5.61%) Information Architecture
10 6 (5.61%) MVC
10 6 (5.61%) Risk Management
10 6 (5.61%) UML
Programming Languages
1 20 (18.69%) PowerShell
2 18 (16.82%) SQL
3 12 (11.21%) JavaScript
4 10 (9.35%) C#
5 5 (4.67%) Python
5 5 (4.67%) Ruby
6 4 (3.74%) Bash Shell
6 4 (3.74%) Java
7 3 (2.80%) PHP
8 2 (1.87%) Perl
8 2 (1.87%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.93%) C
9 1 (0.93%) XAML
Qualifications
1 12 (11.21%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.80%) Degree
3 3 (2.80%) MCITP
3 3 (2.80%) MCSA
4 2 (1.87%) AWS Certification
4 2 (1.87%) CISM
4 2 (1.87%) CISSP
4 2 (1.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (1.87%) MCSE
4 2 (1.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.93%) CCNA
5 1 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.93%) MCP
5 1 (0.93%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.80%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.87%) QA
System Software
1 37 (34.58%) Active Directory
2 15 (14.02%) Hyper-V
3 5 (4.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.74%) XenApp
5 2 (1.87%) Firmware
5 2 (1.87%) vSphere
6 1 (0.93%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.93%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.93%) Docker
6 1 (0.93%) vCloud
6 1 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.93%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (15.89%) SCCM
2 10 (9.35%) Puppet
3 9 (8.41%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (5.61%) Ansible
4 6 (5.61%) SCOM
5 5 (4.67%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (3.74%) SCOrch
7 3 (2.80%) Nagios
8 2 (1.87%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (1.87%) Cacti
8 2 (1.87%) Cobbler
8 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (1.87%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.93%) Capistrano
9 1 (0.93%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.93%) logstash
9 1 (0.93%) Mesos
9 1 (0.93%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 47 (43.93%) Microsoft
2 16 (14.95%) Citrix
3 13 (12.15%) VMware
4 6 (5.61%) Cisco
5 3 (2.80%) ATG
5 3 (2.80%) ForgeRock
5 3 (2.80%) Oracle
5 3 (2.80%) Rackspace
5 3 (2.80%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.80%) Sitecore
5 3 (2.80%) Teradata
6 2 (1.87%) BMC
6 2 (1.87%) Google
6 2 (1.87%) HP
6 2 (1.87%) Polycom
6 2 (1.87%) SaltStack
6 2 (1.87%) Siemens
7 1 (0.93%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.93%) Dell
7 1 (0.93%) NetApp
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