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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 59 132 128
Rank change year-on-year
+73 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 104 29 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.27% 0.69% 0.34%
As % of the Cloud Services category 29.80% 12.39% 10.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 16 9
Median daily rate £425 £425 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +50.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £338 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £538 £477
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £404 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.23% +0.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £32.60 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £37.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-57.33% +44.23%
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
349 234 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.96% 5.58% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 139 65
Median daily rate £440 £410 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% -5.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £448 £410 £425
% change year-on-year
+9.14% -3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 5
Median hourly rate £13.65 £31.35 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.46% +39.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £11.90 £18.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.44 £68.00 £30.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-40.90% +52.77%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 +48 67 £400 -5.88% 24
Merseyside +11 15 £350 - 4
Cheshire +24 14 £650 +62.50% 3
Lancashire - 3 £450 - 1
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Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 72 (44.72%) Microsoft
2 60 (37.27%) Amazon AWS
3 43 (26.71%) .NET
4 39 (24.22%) Windows
5 38 (23.60%) Active Directory
6 34 (21.12%) MS Excel
6 34 (21.12%) C#
7 31 (19.25%) Firewall
8 30 (18.63%) JavaScript
8 30 (18.63%) Agile Software Development
9 26 (16.15%) Cisco
10 24 (14.91%) Azure Active Directory
11 23 (14.29%) Migration
12 22 (13.66%) CSS
12 22 (13.66%) Web Services
13 21 (13.04%) SQL Server
14 20 (12.42%) BizTalk Server
15 19 (11.80%) VMware
15 19 (11.80%) PowerShell
16 18 (11.18%) PaaS
16 18 (11.18%) Linux
16 18 (11.18%) SOA
17 17 (10.56%) Citrix
17 17 (10.56%) MVC
18 16 (9.94%) .NET Framework
18 16 (9.94%) LAN
18 16 (9.94%) WAN
18 16 (9.94%) ASP.NET
18 16 (9.94%) NoSQL
19 15 (9.32%) Data Centre

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 20 (12.42%) BizTalk Server
2 15 (9.32%) CMS
3 7 (4.35%) Sitecore CMS
3 7 (4.35%) Umbraco
4 6 (3.73%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.48%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.86%) Apache Spark
6 3 (1.86%) SAS
7 2 (1.24%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.62%) Facebook Platform
8 1 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.62%) WebSphere
Applications
1 34 (21.12%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.73%) MS Office
3 2 (1.24%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 60 (37.27%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (14.91%) Azure Active Directory
3 18 (11.18%) PaaS
4 12 (7.45%) Office 365
4 12 (7.45%) SaaS
5 11 (6.83%) IaaS
6 5 (3.11%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (3.11%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (3.11%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (2.48%) Amazon S3
8 3 (1.86%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (1.86%) Heroku
9 2 (1.24%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.62%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.62%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 31 (19.25%) Firewall
2 16 (9.94%) LAN
2 16 (9.94%) WAN
3 13 (8.07%) DNS
3 13 (8.07%) TCP/IP
4 11 (6.83%) VLAN
5 9 (5.59%) DHCP
6 7 (4.35%) SAN
6 7 (4.35%) WebEx
7 6 (3.73%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (3.11%) Network Security
9 4 (2.48%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (1.86%) Internet
10 3 (1.86%) VPN
11 2 (1.24%) Intranet
11 2 (1.24%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (1.24%) IPsec
11 2 (1.24%) SSL
11 2 (1.24%) Wireless
11 2 (1.24%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 16 (9.94%) NoSQL
3 9 (5.59%) MongoDB
4 7 (4.35%) Couchbase
5 5 (3.11%) Big Data
5 5 (3.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (2.48%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (1.86%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.86%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.24%) Electronic Patient Records
8 2 (1.24%) HDInsight
8 2 (1.24%) MySQL
8 2 (1.24%) RavenDB
8 2 (1.24%) Spark SQL
8 2 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (4.35%) Git (software)
2 5 (3.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (2.48%) Subversion
4 3 (1.86%) Jasmine
4 3 (1.86%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.86%) Mercurial
4 3 (1.86%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.24%) JIRA
6 1 (0.62%) Android Studio
6 1 (0.62%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.62%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.62%) GitLab
6 1 (0.62%) NUnit
6 1 (0.62%) Rational Application Developer
6 1 (0.62%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 8 (4.97%) Finance
2 4 (2.48%) Advertising
2 4 (2.48%) Marketing
3 3 (1.86%) Billing
3 3 (1.86%) Local Government
4 2 (1.24%) Electronics
4 2 (1.24%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.24%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.62%) Retail
Job Titles
1 47 (29.19%) Architect
2 39 (24.22%) Developer
3 23 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
4 21 (13.04%) .NET Developer
5 18 (11.18%) Consultant
6 12 (7.45%) Azure Architect
6 12 (7.45%) Technical Architect
7 10 (6.21%) Azure Engineer
7 10 (6.21%) DevOps Engineer
7 10 (6.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (4.97%) Cloud Architect
8 8 (4.97%) Senior Architect
9 7 (4.35%) Administrator
9 7 (4.35%) C# Developer
9 7 (4.35%) Digital Architect
9 7 (4.35%) Full Stack Developer
9 7 (4.35%) IT Consultant
9 7 (4.35%) IT Security Consultant
9 7 (4.35%) JavaScript Developer
9 7 (4.35%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (26.71%) .NET
2 22 (13.66%) CSS
2 22 (13.66%) Web Services
3 16 (9.94%) .NET Framework
3 16 (9.94%) ASP.NET
4 15 (9.32%) HTML
5 14 (8.70%) AngularJS
6 12 (7.45%) React
7 10 (6.21%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (4.97%) ASP.NET Web API
9 7 (4.35%) Middleware
9 7 (4.35%) REST
9 7 (4.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 6 (3.73%) EDI
10 6 (3.73%) HTML5
10 6 (3.73%) jQuery
10 6 (3.73%) LESS
10 6 (3.73%) Sass
10 6 (3.73%) WPF
11 5 (3.11%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.32%) Data Centre
2 13 (8.07%) Hybrid Cloud
3 12 (7.45%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (5.59%) Smartcard
5 8 (4.97%) Biometrics
6 7 (4.35%) User Experience
7 5 (3.11%) Inversion of Control
7 5 (3.11%) Mobile App
8 4 (2.48%) Fat Client
8 4 (2.48%) Public Cloud
8 4 (2.48%) Thin Client
9 3 (1.86%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (1.86%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.86%) Fintech
9 3 (1.86%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.86%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.24%) BYOD
10 2 (1.24%) Digital Media
10 2 (1.24%) Private Cloud
10 2 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 39 (24.22%) Windows
2 18 (11.18%) Linux
3 14 (8.70%) Windows Server
4 11 (6.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (5.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (4.35%) Unix
7 5 (3.11%) Windows 10
7 5 (3.11%) Windows 7
7 5 (3.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.24%) Android
8 2 (1.24%) CentOS
8 2 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.24%) Solaris
8 2 (1.24%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.62%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.62%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (0.62%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.62%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.62%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (18.63%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (14.29%) Migration
3 18 (11.18%) SOA
4 17 (10.56%) MVC
5 13 (8.07%) CRM
5 13 (8.07%) ERP
5 13 (8.07%) ITIL
5 13 (8.07%) Software Engineering
6 12 (7.45%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (7.45%) DevOps
7 11 (6.83%) Identity Management
7 11 (6.83%) TDD
8 10 (6.21%) Continuous Delivery
8 10 (6.21%) Data Migration
9 9 (5.59%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (5.59%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (5.59%) TOGAF
10 8 (4.97%) Open Source
10 8 (4.97%) Penetration Testing
10 8 (4.97%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 34 (21.12%) C#
2 30 (18.63%) JavaScript
3 19 (11.80%) PowerShell
4 14 (8.70%) Python
4 14 (8.70%) SQL
5 11 (6.83%) Java
6 9 (5.59%) Ruby
7 6 (3.73%) TypeScript
8 5 (3.11%) Bash Shell
8 5 (3.11%) PHP
9 3 (1.86%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.24%) C
11 1 (0.62%) Perl
11 1 (0.62%) Scala
11 1 (0.62%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.62%) VB
11 1 (0.62%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.62%) VB6
11 1 (0.62%) XAML
Qualifications
1 7 (4.35%) CISMP
1 7 (4.35%) CISSP
2 6 (3.73%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.24%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.24%) Degree
3 2 (1.24%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.62%) CCIE
4 1 (0.62%) CCNA
4 1 (0.62%) MCP
4 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (4.35%) COBIT
2 7 (4.35%) ISO27002
3 5 (3.11%) QA
4 3 (1.86%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (1.86%) SLA
5 1 (0.62%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 38 (23.60%) Active Directory
2 14 (8.70%) XenApp
3 12 (7.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.11%) ProxySG
5 4 (2.48%) Docker
5 4 (2.48%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (2.48%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.24%) BitLocker
6 2 (1.24%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.62%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.62%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.62%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 7 (4.35%) SCCM
2 6 (3.73%) Ansible
2 6 (3.73%) Puppet
3 5 (3.11%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (2.48%) SCOM
5 3 (1.86%) Nagios
5 3 (1.86%) SCSM
6 2 (1.24%) Cacti
6 2 (1.24%) Icinga
6 2 (1.24%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.62%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.62%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.62%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.62%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 72 (44.72%) Microsoft
2 26 (16.15%) Cisco
3 19 (11.80%) VMware
4 17 (10.56%) Citrix
5 13 (8.07%) Sitecore
6 10 (6.21%) Xamarin
7 7 (4.35%) NetApp
8 6 (3.73%) ForgeRock
9 5 (3.11%) Blue Coat
9 5 (3.11%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.48%) AppSense
10 4 (2.48%) Google
11 3 (1.86%) F5
11 3 (1.86%) Micro Focus
11 3 (1.86%) Rackspace
11 3 (1.86%) SAP
12 2 (1.24%) Forcepoint
12 2 (1.24%) Polycom
12 2 (1.24%) SaltStack
12 2 (1.24%) Siemens
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