Period
to 20 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for Microsoft Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 6 months to 20 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 93 133
Rank change year-on-year +25 +40 -10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 66 58 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.37% 1.58% 0.25%
As % of the Cloud Services category 20.50% 26.48% 6.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 58 7
Manchester median daily rate £450 £456 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.37% +30.36% -
10th Percentile £318 £346 £301
90th Percentile £606 £1,000 £467
North West median daily rate £375 £450 £388
% change year-on-year -16.67% +16.13% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate £162.50 - -
North West median hourly rate £65.00 - -

Microsoft Azure is in the cloud computing skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 322 219 117
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 11.57% 5.97% 3.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 131 68
Manchester median daily rate £440 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.57% +9.38% +4.92%
10th Percentile £263 £281 £263
90th Percentile £600 £525 £679
North West median daily rate £425 £435 £425
% change year-on-year -2.30% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 4
Manchester median hourly rate £22.90 £14.50 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.93% +9.43% -27.52%
10th Percentile £11.60 £12.25 £9.73
90th Percentile £113.05 £20.63 £20.20
North West median hourly rate £22.90 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +57.93% -3.33% -15.49%

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Microsoft Azure as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Azure in Manchester

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Azure in Manchester

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Manchester over the 6 months to 20 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Manchester

Microsoft Azure
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 6 months to 20 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport -4 2 £325 -63.89% 4
Altrincham - 1 £350 - 1
Salford - 1 £275 - 1
Microsoft Azure
North West

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 25 (37.88%) Microsoft
2 21 (31.82%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (30.30%) Office 365
3 20 (30.30%) Active Directory
4 16 (24.24%) Windows
5 15 (22.73%) SQL
6 13 (19.70%) Migration
7 12 (18.18%) SQL Server
8 11 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (16.67%) Windows Server
9 10 (15.15%) DevOps
9 10 (15.15%) Data Centre
9 10 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (15.15%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (13.64%) DHCP
10 9 (13.64%) DNS
10 9 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (13.64%) .NET
10 9 (13.64%) C#
10 9 (13.64%) MS Exchange
10 9 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
11 8 (12.12%) Puppet
11 8 (12.12%) Google
11 8 (12.12%) Finance
11 8 (12.12%) ITIL
11 8 (12.12%) MCP
11 8 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2013
11 8 (12.12%) Cybersecurity
11 8 (12.12%) Identity Access Management

Microsoft Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 9 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
1 9 (13.64%) MS Exchange
2 8 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (9.09%) Apache Spark
4 4 (6.06%) SharePoint
5 3 (4.55%) IBM Notes
6 2 (3.03%) Umbraco
7 1 (1.52%) Confluence
7 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.52%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (31.82%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (30.30%) Office 365
3 7 (10.61%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (9.09%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (9.09%) PaaS
5 4 (6.06%) IaaS
6 3 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (4.55%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (1.52%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (1.52%) OneDrive
7 1 (1.52%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.64%) DHCP
1 9 (13.64%) DNS
2 6 (9.09%) Firewall
3 5 (7.58%) SSL
4 4 (6.06%) VPN
5 3 (4.55%) BGP
5 3 (4.55%) LAN
5 3 (4.55%) Network Security
5 3 (4.55%) VoIP
5 3 (4.55%) WAN
6 2 (3.03%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (3.03%) MPLS
6 2 (3.03%) NAS
6 2 (3.03%) NX-OS
6 2 (3.03%) OSPF
6 2 (3.03%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (3.03%) SAN
6 2 (3.03%) Spanning Tree
6 2 (3.03%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.52%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.61%) Hadoop
2 7 (10.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (7.58%) Big Data
4 4 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (4.55%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (4.55%) QlikView
5 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (3.03%) Power BI
7 1 (1.52%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.52%) KNIME
7 1 (1.52%) MS Access
7 1 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (6.06%) Git (software)
1 4 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (4.55%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.03%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.52%) JIRA
4 1 (1.52%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 8 (12.12%) Finance
2 7 (10.61%) Manufacturing
2 7 (10.61%) Marketing
3 6 (9.09%) Electronics
3 6 (9.09%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.52%) Advertising
4 1 (1.52%) Back Office
4 1 (1.52%) Banking
4 1 (1.52%) Games
4 1 (1.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (16.67%) Architect
1 11 (16.67%) Consultant
2 9 (13.64%) Developer
3 7 (10.61%) Identity and Access Management Engineer
4 6 (9.09%) Azure Consultant
5 5 (7.58%) .NET Developer
6 4 (6.06%) Cloud Architect
6 4 (6.06%) Designer
6 4 (6.06%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (6.06%) Technical Architect
7 3 (4.55%) Active Directory Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Azure Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) C# Developer
7 3 (4.55%) Data Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Senior Developer
7 3 (4.55%) Technical Designer
8 2 (3.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (3.03%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 2 (3.03%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.64%) .NET
2 6 (9.09%) ASP.NET
2 6 (9.09%) HTML
3 5 (7.58%) jQuery
4 4 (6.06%) CSS
5 3 (4.55%) .NET Framework
5 3 (4.55%) AngularJS
5 3 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (3.03%) Entity Framework
6 2 (3.03%) Middleware
6 2 (3.03%) Web Services
7 1 (1.52%) Ajax
7 1 (1.52%) NHibernate
7 1 (1.52%) Node.js
7 1 (1.52%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (1.52%) REST
7 1 (1.52%) RESTful
7 1 (1.52%) SOAP
7 1 (1.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.15%) Data Centre
2 7 (10.61%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.03%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.52%) Clustering
4 1 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.52%) iPad
4 1 (1.52%) Life Science
4 1 (1.52%) Online Games
4 1 (1.52%) PMI
4 1 (1.52%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (24.24%) Windows
2 11 (16.67%) Windows Server
2 11 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (10.61%) Windows 10
5 4 (6.06%) Linux
6 3 (4.55%) Unix
6 3 (4.55%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.03%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (19.70%) Migration
2 11 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (15.15%) DevOps
4 9 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (12.12%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (12.12%) Identity Access Management
5 8 (12.12%) ITIL
6 7 (10.61%) Password Management
7 6 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
7 6 (9.09%) Programme Management
7 6 (9.09%) TDD
8 5 (7.58%) MVC
9 4 (6.06%) Configuration Management
9 4 (6.06%) ITIL V3
9 4 (6.06%) Open Source
9 4 (6.06%) Project Management
9 4 (6.06%) Scrum
10 3 (4.55%) BDD
10 3 (4.55%) Network Design
10 3 (4.55%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 15 (22.73%) SQL
2 9 (13.64%) C#
3 6 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 5 (7.58%) Python
5 4 (6.06%) Java
5 4 (6.06%) PowerShell
5 4 (6.06%) Shell Script
6 3 (4.55%) C
7 2 (3.03%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.03%) Ruby
7 2 (3.03%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.52%) R
8 1 (1.52%) VB
8 1 (1.52%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (15.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (12.12%) MCP
3 6 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 6 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.55%) CCNA
4 3 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.55%) MCSE
5 2 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.52%) CISM
6 1 (1.52%) CISSP
6 1 (1.52%) Degree
6 1 (1.52%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.52%) MCITP
6 1 (1.52%) MCSA
6 1 (1.52%) NCDA
6 1 (1.52%) NCIE
6 1 (1.52%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.52%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.03%) SLA
3 1 (1.52%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.52%) GCP
System Software
1 20 (30.30%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.58%) Docker
2 5 (7.58%) Hyper-V
2 5 (7.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.03%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (12.12%) Puppet
2 7 (10.61%) Ansible
3 5 (7.58%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (3.03%) Kubernetes
4 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.52%) SCCM
5 1 (1.52%) SCOM
Vendors
1 25 (37.88%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.12%) Google
3 7 (10.61%) SAP
3 7 (10.61%) VMware
4 3 (4.55%) Cisco
4 3 (4.55%) Lotus
5 2 (3.03%) Avaya
5 2 (3.03%) Fortinet
5 2 (3.03%) MuleSoft
5 2 (3.03%) NetApp
5 2 (3.03%) Oracle
5 2 (3.03%) Tableau
5 2 (3.03%) WSO2
6 1 (1.52%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.52%) F5
6 1 (1.52%) HP
6 1 (1.52%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.52%) SonicWALL
6 1 (1.52%) Synology
6 1 (1.52%) Veeam
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