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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 105 114 126
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 56 36 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.44% 0.98% 0.33%
As % of the Cloud Services category 24.45% 17.22% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 19 5
Median daily rate £435 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £294 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £462 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £388 £378
% change year-on-year
+16.12% +2.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -6.25%
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
229 209 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.87% 5.69% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 127 38
Median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £700 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.25 £135.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.43% -90.18%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £12.75
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +96.07%

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 May 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 May 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 +14 24 £430 +38.70% 27
Cheshire -2 24 £440 -2.22% 8
Merseyside -8 4 £375 +63.04% 2
Lancashire - 3 £370 - 3
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England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 39 (42.39%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (36.96%) Microsoft
3 31 (33.70%) Active Directory
4 29 (31.52%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (31.52%) Office 365
5 25 (27.17%) Windows
6 23 (25.00%) Migration
7 19 (20.65%) Hyper-V
8 18 (19.57%) SCCM
9 17 (18.48%) SQL
10 16 (17.39%) Citrix
11 15 (16.30%) Linux
11 15 (16.30%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (16.30%) Data Centre
12 13 (14.13%) Security Cleared
12 13 (14.13%) VMware
13 12 (13.04%) CRM
13 12 (13.04%) SQL Server
14 11 (11.96%) .NET
14 11 (11.96%) MS Excel
14 11 (11.96%) SaaS
14 11 (11.96%) Puppet
14 11 (11.96%) Windows 10
14 11 (11.96%) DevOps
15 10 (10.87%) Amazon RDS
15 10 (10.87%) PowerShell
15 10 (10.87%) Firewall
15 10 (10.87%) MS Exchange
16 9 (9.78%) SharePoint
16 9 (9.78%) C#

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 10 (10.87%) MS Exchange
2 9 (9.78%) SharePoint
3 5 (5.43%) Node.js
3 5 (5.43%) Skype for Business
4 4 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (3.26%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (3.26%) Moodle
5 3 (3.26%) OpenStack
6 2 (2.17%) Apache
6 2 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (2.17%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.17%) IIS
6 2 (2.17%) nginx
6 2 (2.17%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.09%) CMS
7 1 (1.09%) Confluence
7 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.09%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 11 (11.96%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (6.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.26%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 39 (42.39%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (31.52%) Office 365
3 11 (11.96%) SaaS
4 9 (9.78%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (9.78%) PaaS
5 8 (8.70%) IaaS
6 7 (7.61%) Amazon S3
7 4 (4.35%) SoftLayer
8 2 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (2.17%) Engine Yard
8 2 (2.17%) GitHub
8 2 (2.17%) Google App Engine
8 2 (2.17%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (2.17%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.87%) Firewall
2 6 (6.52%) DHCP
2 6 (6.52%) DNS
3 4 (4.35%) Remote Desktop
3 4 (4.35%) Skype
3 4 (4.35%) Unified Communications
4 3 (3.26%) Internet
5 2 (2.17%) HTTP
5 2 (2.17%) LAN
5 2 (2.17%) SAN
5 2 (2.17%) SSL
5 2 (2.17%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.17%) VPN
5 2 (2.17%) WAN
6 1 (1.09%) Intranet
6 1 (1.09%) Network Security
6 1 (1.09%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (1.09%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.87%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (2.17%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.17%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.09%) OLAP
4 1 (1.09%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (9.78%) Vagrant
2 8 (8.70%) Octopus Deploy
3 6 (6.52%) Jenkins
3 6 (6.52%) TeamCity
4 4 (4.35%) Git (software)
4 4 (4.35%) Travis CI
5 2 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.09%) JIRA
6 1 (1.09%) NuGet
6 1 (1.09%) NUnit
6 1 (1.09%) Subversion
General
1 9 (9.78%) Local Government
2 6 (6.52%) Finance
3 5 (5.43%) Marketing
4 4 (4.35%) Retail
5 2 (2.17%) Advertising
5 2 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (27.17%) Architect
2 15 (16.30%) Developer
3 12 (13.04%) Consultant
4 10 (10.87%) Project Manager
4 10 (10.87%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (7.61%) Cloud Architect
6 6 (6.52%) Cloud Engineer
6 6 (6.52%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (6.52%) Ethical Hacker
6 6 (6.52%) Technical Architect
7 5 (5.43%) Azure Architect
7 5 (5.43%) Security Architect
8 4 (4.35%) .NET Developer
8 4 (4.35%) E-Commerce Architect
9 3 (3.26%) IT Manager
9 3 (3.26%) Moodle Developer
9 3 (3.26%) Node.js Developer
9 3 (3.26%) Senior Architect
9 3 (3.26%) Senior Solutions Architect
9 3 (3.26%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.96%) .NET
2 8 (8.70%) Web Services
3 5 (5.43%) .NET Framework
4 4 (4.35%) WCF
5 3 (3.26%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (3.26%) Entity Framework
6 2 (2.17%) AngularJS
6 2 (2.17%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.17%) Dapper ORM
6 2 (2.17%) hapi
6 2 (2.17%) MCollective
6 2 (2.17%) NancyFx
6 2 (2.17%) NHibernate
6 2 (2.17%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (2.17%) RESTful
6 2 (2.17%) StructureMap
7 1 (1.09%) CSS
7 1 (1.09%) HTML
7 1 (1.09%) SAML
7 1 (1.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.30%) Data Centre
2 8 (8.70%) Public Cloud
3 5 (5.43%) PKI
4 4 (4.35%) CESG
4 4 (4.35%) Fat Client
4 4 (4.35%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (4.35%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.17%) Clustering
5 2 (2.17%) Device Driver
5 2 (2.17%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.09%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.09%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.09%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.09%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.09%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (1.09%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.09%) User Experience
6 1 (1.09%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 25 (27.17%) Windows
2 15 (16.30%) Linux
3 11 (11.96%) Windows 10
4 5 (5.43%) Windows Server
4 5 (5.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.26%) Unix
5 3 (3.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.17%) CentOS
6 2 (2.17%) Ubuntu
6 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.09%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (31.52%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (25.00%) Migration
3 15 (16.30%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (13.04%) CRM
5 11 (11.96%) DevOps
6 9 (9.78%) Ethical Hacking
6 9 (9.78%) OWASP
6 9 (9.78%) Test Automation
7 8 (8.70%) Cybersecurity
7 8 (8.70%) ITIL
8 7 (7.61%) ArchiMate
8 7 (7.61%) Identity Management
8 7 (7.61%) Information Architecture
8 7 (7.61%) UML
9 6 (6.52%) E-Commerce
9 6 (6.52%) Information Security
9 6 (6.52%) Infrastructure Transformation
10 5 (5.43%) Data Migration
10 5 (5.43%) ERP
11 4 (4.35%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 17 (18.48%) SQL
2 10 (10.87%) PowerShell
3 9 (9.78%) C#
4 7 (7.61%) JavaScript
5 5 (5.43%) Python
6 4 (4.35%) Bash Shell
6 4 (4.35%) Ruby
7 3 (3.26%) Java
8 2 (2.17%) Perl
8 2 (2.17%) PHP
9 1 (1.09%) C
9 1 (1.09%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (14.13%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (6.52%) MCSA
4 5 (5.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 5 (5.43%) MCITP
5 3 (3.26%) Degree
6 2 (2.17%) AWS Certification
6 2 (2.17%) CCNA
6 2 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.17%) CISM
6 2 (2.17%) CISSP
6 2 (2.17%) MCSE
6 2 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.09%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.35%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 31 (33.70%) Active Directory
2 19 (20.65%) Hyper-V
3 7 (7.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.26%) vSphere
5 2 (2.17%) vCloud
6 1 (1.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (1.09%) Docker
6 1 (1.09%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.09%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.09%) XenApp
6 1 (1.09%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (19.57%) SCCM
2 11 (11.96%) Puppet
3 9 (9.78%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (7.61%) Ansible
4 7 (7.61%) SCOM
5 5 (5.43%) Windows Intune
6 4 (4.35%) Nagios
6 4 (4.35%) SCOrch
7 2 (2.17%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (2.17%) Cobbler
7 2 (2.17%) logstash
7 2 (2.17%) ZABBIX
8 1 (1.09%) Kubernetes
8 1 (1.09%) Mesos
Vendors
1 34 (36.96%) Microsoft
2 16 (17.39%) Citrix
3 13 (14.13%) VMware
4 5 (5.43%) Oracle
5 4 (4.35%) ATG
5 4 (4.35%) Teradata
6 3 (3.26%) Rackspace
7 2 (2.17%) BMC
7 2 (2.17%) Google
7 2 (2.17%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.17%) SaltStack
8 1 (1.09%) Apple
8 1 (1.09%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.09%) Avaya
8 1 (1.09%) EPiServer
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