The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 81 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 6 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.43% - -
As % of the Cloud Services category 15.79% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£425 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £406 £400
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 - -
Microsoft Azure
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Cloud Services Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
38 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.74% 1.08% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 9 8
Average daily rate £440 £288 £256
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.04% +12.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £450 £336
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £394
% change year-on-year
- +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 £20.06 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.74% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.23 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+30.62% -9.34%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Cloud Services category.

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Microsoft Azure
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Altrincham - - - - 4
Cheadle - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Wigan - - - - 1
Microsoft Azure
North West

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Azure.

1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) Migration
2 5 (71.43%) SharePoint
3 4 (57.14%) TOGAF
4 3 (42.86%) E-business
4 3 (42.86%) CRM
4 3 (42.86%) ERP
4 3 (42.86%) SOA
4 3 (42.86%) Oracle
4 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
4 3 (42.86%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (42.86%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (28.57%) Data Migration
5 2 (28.57%) PerformancePoint
5 2 (28.57%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (28.57%) UAG
5 2 (28.57%) Office 365
5 2 (28.57%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (28.57%) SQL
5 2 (28.57%) .NET
5 2 (28.57%) MCSE
5 2 (28.57%) CCNA
5 2 (28.57%) CCDA
5 2 (28.57%) CCDP
5 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Azure. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (71.43%) SharePoint
2 2 (28.57%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (28.57%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) InfoPath
2 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (42.86%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (28.57%) PerformancePoint
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
1 2 (28.57%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Architect
2 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (42.86%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (28.57%) SharePoint Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Migration
2 4 (57.14%) TOGAF
3 3 (42.86%) E-business
3 3 (42.86%) CRM
3 3 (42.86%) ERP
3 3 (42.86%) SOA
4 2 (28.57%) Data Migration
4 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (28.57%) Workflow
5 1 (14.29%) Service Management
5 1 (14.29%) PRINCE
5 1 (14.29%) ITIL
5 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) MCSE
1 2 (28.57%) CCNA
1 2 (28.57%) CCDA
1 2 (28.57%) CCDP
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) UAG
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco
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