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 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
England / North West
Rank 57 127 117
Rank change year-on-year
+70 -10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 76 31 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.92% 0.82% 0.96%
As % of the Cloud Services category 25.68% 13.72% 21.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 25 13
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £274 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £380
% change year-on-year
- +11.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.88 £35.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-57.50% +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
296 226 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.38% 6.01% 4.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 154 85
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 13
Median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +55.55%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £19.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-17.92% -8.25%

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 February 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 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
Manchester +45 46 £413 +3.12% 32
Merseyside +17 19 £409 +2.18%
Cheshire +22 10 £500 +6.66% 7
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 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 North West region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 75 (43.10%) Amazon AWS
2 65 (37.36%) Microsoft
3 49 (28.16%) Windows
4 46 (26.44%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (23.56%) .NET
6 35 (20.11%) C#
7 30 (17.24%) Cisco
8 29 (16.67%) Web Services
8 29 (16.67%) Active Directory
9 28 (16.09%) Linux
10 27 (15.52%) JavaScript
10 27 (15.52%) Firewall
10 27 (15.52%) DevOps
11 23 (13.22%) SQL Server
11 23 (13.22%) MS Excel
12 22 (12.64%) Python
12 22 (12.64%) Migration
12 22 (12.64%) Continuous Integration
13 21 (12.07%) Java
13 21 (12.07%) AngularJS
14 20 (11.49%) Azure Active Directory
14 20 (11.49%) VMware
15 19 (10.92%) NoSQL
15 19 (10.92%) PowerShell
16 18 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
17 17 (9.77%) SQL
17 17 (9.77%) Git (software)
17 17 (9.77%) Windows Server
18 16 (9.20%) Continuous Delivery
18 16 (9.20%) VMware Infrastructure

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 15 (8.62%) CMS
2 11 (6.32%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (4.60%) Apache Spark
3 8 (4.60%) Umbraco
4 7 (4.02%) Sitecore CMS
5 5 (2.87%) MS Exchange
5 5 (2.87%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.87%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.72%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.15%) SAS
8 1 (0.57%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.57%) Confluence
8 1 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.57%) Facebook Platform
8 1 (0.57%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.57%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 23 (13.22%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.15%) MS Office
2 2 (1.15%) MS Project
2 2 (1.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (4.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 75 (43.10%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (11.49%) Azure Active Directory
3 12 (6.90%) Office 365
4 9 (5.17%) Google Cloud Platform
4 9 (5.17%) PaaS
5 7 (4.02%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (4.02%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (3.45%) Amazon S3
7 5 (2.87%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (2.87%) Heroku
7 5 (2.87%) IaaS
8 4 (2.30%) SaaS
9 2 (1.15%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.57%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.57%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.57%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 27 (15.52%) Firewall
2 15 (8.62%) LAN
2 15 (8.62%) WAN
3 11 (6.32%) DNS
3 11 (6.32%) TCP/IP
4 9 (5.17%) WebEx
5 8 (4.60%) VLAN
6 7 (4.02%) DHCP
7 5 (2.87%) Internet
8 4 (2.30%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (1.72%) MPLS
9 3 (1.72%) NAS
9 3 (1.72%) SAN
10 2 (1.15%) Network Security
11 1 (0.57%) Cisco Nexus
11 1 (0.57%) NetScaler
11 1 (0.57%) NFC
11 1 (0.57%) VoIP
11 1 (0.57%) VPN
11 1 (0.57%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (13.22%) SQL Server
2 19 (10.92%) NoSQL
3 12 (6.90%) MongoDB
4 10 (5.75%) Big Data
4 10 (5.75%) Hadoop
4 10 (5.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (4.02%) Couchbase
6 6 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (2.87%) Power BI
7 5 (2.87%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (2.87%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (1.72%) MySQL
8 3 (1.72%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (1.15%) Data Mining
9 2 (1.15%) Electronic Patient Records
9 2 (1.15%) HDInsight
9 2 (1.15%) KNIME
9 2 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.15%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 17 (9.77%) Git (software)
2 8 (4.60%) Jenkins
3 7 (4.02%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (2.87%) Visual Studio
4 5 (2.87%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (2.30%) Subversion
6 3 (1.72%) Gradle
6 3 (1.72%) Jasmine
6 3 (1.72%) JIRA
6 3 (1.72%) Mercurial
6 3 (1.72%) Rational Application Developer
6 3 (1.72%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
7 2 (1.15%) Ant
7 2 (1.15%) Maven
8 1 (0.57%) Android Studio
8 1 (0.57%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.57%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.57%) Selenium
8 1 (0.57%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.57%) Vagrant
General
1 15 (8.62%) Finance
2 8 (4.60%) Manufacturing
2 8 (4.60%) Marketing
3 7 (4.02%) Electronics
3 7 (4.02%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.30%) Local Government
5 3 (1.72%) Advertising
5 3 (1.72%) Retail
6 2 (1.15%) Billing
7 1 (0.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (22.99%) Architect
2 37 (21.26%) Developer
3 27 (15.52%) Consultant
4 20 (11.49%) DevOps Engineer
5 19 (10.92%) .NET Developer
6 11 (6.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (6.32%) Solutions Architect
7 10 (5.75%) IT Consultant
7 10 (5.75%) IT Security Consultant
7 10 (5.75%) Security Consultant
8 8 (4.60%) JavaScript Developer
8 8 (4.60%) Senior Architect
8 8 (4.60%) Technical Architect
9 7 (4.02%) Administrator
9 7 (4.02%) Cloud Architect
9 7 (4.02%) Digital Architect
9 7 (4.02%) Identity Management Specialist
10 6 (3.45%) Azure Architect
10 6 (3.45%) Full Stack Developer
10 6 (3.45%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (23.56%) .NET
2 29 (16.67%) Web Services
3 21 (12.07%) AngularJS
4 16 (9.20%) CSS
5 15 (8.62%) ASP.NET
6 13 (7.47%) .NET Framework
6 13 (7.47%) React
7 10 (5.75%) ASP.NET MVC
7 10 (5.75%) Node.js
8 9 (5.17%) HTML
8 9 (5.17%) REST
9 8 (4.60%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (3.45%) LESS
10 6 (3.45%) Sass
10 6 (3.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 6 (3.45%) WPF
11 5 (2.87%) HTML5
11 5 (2.87%) jQuery
11 5 (2.87%) Middleware
11 5 (2.87%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.62%) Data Centre
1 15 (8.62%) Hybrid Cloud
2 9 (5.17%) Smartcard
3 8 (4.60%) Biometrics
4 7 (4.02%) Inversion of Control
4 7 (4.02%) User Experience
5 6 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.87%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.87%) Public Cloud
6 5 (2.87%) Visualisation
7 4 (2.30%) BYOD
7 4 (2.30%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.30%) Fat Client
7 4 (2.30%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.72%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.15%) Fintech
9 2 (1.15%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.15%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.15%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 49 (28.16%) Windows
2 28 (16.09%) Linux
3 17 (9.77%) Windows Server
4 16 (9.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (7.47%) Unix
6 12 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (4.60%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (2.87%) Windows 10
8 5 (2.87%) Windows 7
9 4 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (2.30%) Solaris
10 3 (1.72%) Android
10 3 (1.72%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (1.15%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.57%) CentOS
12 1 (0.57%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.57%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (26.44%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (15.52%) DevOps
3 22 (12.64%) Continuous Integration
3 22 (12.64%) Migration
4 18 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
5 16 (9.20%) Continuous Delivery
5 16 (9.20%) Open Source
6 14 (8.05%) MVC
7 13 (7.47%) Scrum
8 12 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (6.90%) TDD
9 11 (6.32%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (6.32%) Identity Management
9 11 (6.32%) Penetration Testing
10 10 (5.75%) Automated Testing
10 10 (5.75%) ITIL
10 10 (5.75%) Software Engineering
11 9 (5.17%) Data Migration
11 9 (5.17%) OO
11 9 (5.17%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 35 (20.11%) C#
2 27 (15.52%) JavaScript
3 22 (12.64%) Python
4 21 (12.07%) Java
5 19 (10.92%) PowerShell
6 17 (9.77%) SQL
7 10 (5.75%) Ruby
8 7 (4.02%) Bash Shell
9 6 (3.45%) TypeScript
10 5 (2.87%) C
10 5 (2.87%) T-SQL
11 4 (2.30%) PHP
11 4 (2.30%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.15%) R
13 1 (0.57%) Perl
13 1 (0.57%) Scala
13 1 (0.57%) VB
13 1 (0.57%) VB6
Qualifications
1 9 (5.17%) CISMP
1 9 (5.17%) CISSP
2 8 (4.60%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.02%) Degree
4 5 (2.87%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.15%) CCNA
6 2 (1.15%) MCP
6 2 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.57%) CCIE
7 1 (0.57%) CCNP
7 1 (0.57%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (5.17%) COBIT
2 9 (5.17%) ISO27002
3 4 (2.30%) SLA
4 3 (1.72%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (1.15%) QA
6 1 (0.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 29 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 16 (9.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (7.47%) XenApp
4 8 (4.60%) Docker
4 8 (4.60%) ProxySG
5 4 (2.30%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.30%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (2.30%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.57%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.57%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.57%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 12 (6.90%) Puppet
2 10 (5.75%) Ansible
2 10 (5.75%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (3.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 5 (2.87%) SCCM
5 3 (1.72%) Nagios
5 3 (1.72%) SCOM
5 3 (1.72%) SCSM
6 2 (1.15%) Icinga
6 2 (1.15%) NetIQ Identity Manager
6 2 (1.15%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.57%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.57%) Kibana
7 1 (0.57%) logstash
7 1 (0.57%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.57%) Packer
7 1 (0.57%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.57%) Terraform
7 1 (0.57%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 65 (37.36%) Microsoft
2 30 (17.24%) Cisco
3 20 (11.49%) VMware
4 16 (9.20%) Citrix
5 10 (5.75%) Google
6 9 (5.17%) NetApp
6 9 (5.17%) Sitecore
6 9 (5.17%) Xamarin
7 8 (4.60%) Blue Coat
7 8 (4.60%) SAP
8 6 (3.45%) Oracle
8 6 (3.45%) Red Hat
9 5 (2.87%) F5
10 4 (2.30%) AppSense
10 4 (2.30%) Siebel
11 3 (1.72%) Dell
11 3 (1.72%) EMC
11 3 (1.72%) Rackspace
11 3 (1.72%) Tableau
12 2 (1.15%) Guidewire
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