Period
to 19 January 2018

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 19 January 2018 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 49 136
Rank change year-on-year +1 +87 -15
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 115 122 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 4.08% 3.84% 0.70%
As % of the Cloud Services category 29.79% 32.36% 11.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 69 20
Manchester median daily rate £475 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% - -7.51%
10th Percentile £313 £291 £307
90th Percentile £599 £553 £468
North West median daily rate £500 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% +26.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - £35.00

Microsoft Azure is in the Cloud Services category. The following 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.

All Cloud Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 386 377 226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 13.68% 11.88% 5.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 236 139
Manchester median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £269 £291 £283
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
North West median daily rate £433 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +1.76% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 4
Manchester median hourly rate £14.46 - £18.75
10th Percentile £13.30 - £10.20
90th Percentile £18.81 - £31.80
North West median hourly rate £14.46 £13.00 £33.07
% change year-on-year +11.23% -60.69% +46.98%

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 19 January 2018.

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 19 January 2018. 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
Salford - 2 £394 - 4
Wigan - 1 - - 2
Microsoft Azure
North West

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 60 (52.17%) Microsoft
2 45 (39.13%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (39.13%) DevOps
3 34 (29.57%) Windows
4 31 (26.96%) SQL
5 26 (22.61%) SQL Server
5 26 (22.61%) Active Directory
6 25 (21.74%) .NET
7 23 (20.00%) Linux
8 22 (19.13%) Agile Software Development
9 21 (18.26%) C#
10 19 (16.52%) Web Services
10 19 (16.52%) Business Intelligence
10 19 (16.52%) PowerShell
11 18 (15.65%) Windows Server
12 17 (14.78%) MVC
12 17 (14.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 15 (13.04%) Migration
13 15 (13.04%) Office 365
14 14 (12.17%) Finance
15 13 (11.30%) Azure SQL Database
16 12 (10.43%) PaaS
16 12 (10.43%) Big Data
16 12 (10.43%) Google Cloud Platform
16 12 (10.43%) Continuous Delivery
16 12 (10.43%) VMware
16 12 (10.43%) ASP.NET
16 12 (10.43%) Python
17 11 (9.57%) SAP
17 11 (9.57%) IaaS

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 5 (4.35%) Apache Spark
1 5 (4.35%) Skype for Business
2 3 (2.61%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (2.61%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.74%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.87%) Apache
4 1 (0.87%) CMS
4 1 (0.87%) Confluence
4 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.87%) IIS
4 1 (0.87%) NServiceBus
4 1 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.87%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.87%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 45 (39.13%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (13.04%) Office 365
3 12 (10.43%) Google Cloud Platform
3 12 (10.43%) PaaS
4 11 (9.57%) IaaS
5 6 (5.22%) iPaaS
6 5 (4.35%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (3.48%) Boomi
7 4 (3.48%) SaaS
8 2 (1.74%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (1.74%) Serverless
9 1 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.87%) GitHub
9 1 (0.87%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.96%) DNS
2 7 (6.09%) DHCP
2 7 (6.09%) Skype
3 5 (4.35%) Network Security
4 2 (1.74%) Firewall
4 2 (1.74%) iSCSI
4 2 (1.74%) LAN
4 2 (1.74%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (1.74%) SAN
4 2 (1.74%) VPN
4 2 (1.74%) WAN
5 1 (0.87%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.87%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.87%) FTP
5 1 (0.87%) MPLS
5 1 (0.87%) NAS
5 1 (0.87%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.87%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (22.61%) SQL Server
2 17 (14.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (11.30%) Azure SQL Database
4 12 (10.43%) Big Data
5 10 (8.70%) Power BI
6 9 (7.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (6.96%) MongoDB
8 6 (5.22%) Hadoop
9 5 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (3.48%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (3.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (1.74%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (1.74%) Star Schema
12 1 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.87%) Data Lake
12 1 (0.87%) Data Mart
12 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (7.83%) Visual Studio
2 4 (3.48%) JIRA
3 3 (2.61%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.61%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (2.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (1.74%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.87%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.87%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.87%) NUnit
5 1 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.87%) Selenium
5 1 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.87%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (12.17%) Finance
2 9 (7.83%) Retail
3 7 (6.09%) Marketing
4 6 (5.22%) Electronics
4 6 (5.22%) Manufacturing
4 6 (5.22%) Telecoms
5 5 (4.35%) Retail Finance
6 1 (0.87%) Banking
6 1 (0.87%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.87%) French Language
6 1 (0.87%) German Language
6 1 (0.87%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 31 (26.96%) Architect
2 21 (18.26%) DevOps Engineer
3 18 (15.65%) Consultant
4 15 (13.04%) Developer
5 7 (6.09%) .NET Developer
5 7 (6.09%) Data Architect
5 7 (6.09%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (5.22%) Cloud Architect
6 6 (5.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (4.35%) 3rd Line Technical Support
7 5 (4.35%) Azure Consultant
7 5 (4.35%) Azure Engineer
7 5 (4.35%) Sitecore Architect
7 5 (4.35%) Technical Support
8 4 (3.48%) C# Developer
8 4 (3.48%) Migration Consultant
8 4 (3.48%) Support Specialist
8 4 (3.48%) Technical Architect
8 4 (3.48%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (21.74%) .NET
2 19 (16.52%) Web Services
3 12 (10.43%) ASP.NET
4 9 (7.83%) ASP.NET Web API
5 6 (5.22%) JSON
6 5 (4.35%) LINQ
7 4 (3.48%) .NET Core
7 4 (3.48%) .NET Framework
7 4 (3.48%) ADO.NET
7 4 (3.48%) jQuery
7 4 (3.48%) Spring Boot
8 3 (2.61%) Node.js
8 3 (2.61%) WCF
8 3 (2.61%) XML
9 2 (1.74%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (1.74%) Middleware
9 2 (1.74%) REST
9 2 (1.74%) RESTful
9 2 (1.74%) Spring
9 2 (1.74%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.22%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.35%) Blackberry
2 5 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.48%) Fintech
3 4 (3.48%) Public Cloud
4 3 (2.61%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.61%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.61%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.74%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.74%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.74%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.87%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.87%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 34 (29.57%) Windows
2 23 (20.00%) Linux
3 18 (15.65%) Windows Server
4 11 (9.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (4.35%) SUSE
5 5 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.61%) CentOS
6 3 (2.61%) Kali Linux
6 3 (2.61%) Ubuntu
6 3 (2.61%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.74%) Unix
7 2 (1.74%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.87%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (39.13%) DevOps
2 22 (19.13%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (16.52%) Business Intelligence
4 17 (14.78%) MVC
5 15 (13.04%) Migration
6 12 (10.43%) Continuous Delivery
7 10 (8.70%) Test Automation
8 9 (7.83%) Programme Management
8 9 (7.83%) Service Management
8 9 (7.83%) TDD
9 8 (6.96%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (6.96%) ETL
9 8 (6.96%) ITIL
10 7 (6.09%) Analytics
10 7 (6.09%) Scrum
11 6 (5.22%) CQRS
11 6 (5.22%) Data Management
11 6 (5.22%) Data Migration
11 6 (5.22%) Digital Marketing
11 6 (5.22%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 31 (26.96%) SQL
2 21 (18.26%) C#
3 19 (16.52%) PowerShell
4 12 (10.43%) Python
5 10 (8.70%) Java
6 6 (5.22%) T-SQL
7 5 (4.35%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.61%) C
8 3 (2.61%) Perl
8 3 (2.61%) Ruby
9 2 (1.74%) Go
9 2 (1.74%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (6.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (5.22%) MCSE
3 4 (3.48%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.74%) CCNA
4 2 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.74%) MCSD
4 2 (1.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.87%) Degree
5 1 (0.87%) MCITP
5 1 (0.87%) MCSA
5 1 (0.87%) MCTS
5 1 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.22%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.61%) GCP
2 3 (2.61%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.87%) COBIT
3 1 (0.87%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.87%) QA
3 1 (0.87%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (22.61%) Active Directory
2 9 (7.83%) Docker
3 5 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.48%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.87%) NFS
6 1 (0.87%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.87%) Xen
6 1 (0.87%) XenApp
6 1 (0.87%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (8.70%) Ansible
1 10 (8.70%) Puppet
2 7 (6.09%) SCCM
3 6 (5.22%) Kubernetes
3 6 (5.22%) Terraform
3 6 (5.22%) WSUS
4 5 (4.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 5 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (3.48%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (2.61%) Packer
7 2 (1.74%) BladeLogic
7 2 (1.74%) Nessus
7 2 (1.74%) Nexpose
7 2 (1.74%) SCOM
8 1 (0.87%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.87%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.87%) Nagios
8 1 (0.87%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.87%) Salt
8 1 (0.87%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 60 (52.17%) Microsoft
2 12 (10.43%) VMware
3 11 (9.57%) SAP
4 10 (8.70%) Cisco
5 9 (7.83%) Citrix
5 9 (7.83%) Google
6 8 (6.96%) Oracle
7 7 (6.09%) Sitecore
8 6 (5.22%) IronPort
8 6 (5.22%) NetApp
9 5 (4.35%) Clearswift
9 5 (4.35%) Lumension
9 5 (4.35%) McAfee
9 5 (4.35%) Micro Focus
9 5 (4.35%) MobileIron
9 5 (4.35%) MuleSoft
10 4 (3.48%) Informatica
10 4 (3.48%) Red Hat
10 4 (3.48%) SendGrid
10 4 (3.48%) SnapLogic