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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 90 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 7 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.45% - -
As % of the Cloud Services category 16.67% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£413 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
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
42 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.70% 1.40% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 11 6
Average daily rate £425 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £225 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £450 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £20.06 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £12.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+80.00% -34.21%

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 4 March 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 - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
Salford - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Wigan - - - - 1
Microsoft Azure
North West

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 6 (66.67%) Migration
3 4 (44.44%) TOGAF
3 4 (44.44%) SOA
3 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
4 3 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (33.33%) .NET
4 3 (33.33%) Oracle
4 3 (33.33%) CRM
4 3 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (33.33%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (33.33%) ERP
4 3 (33.33%) E-business
4 3 (33.33%) Office 365
4 3 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (22.22%) PerformancePoint
5 2 (22.22%) InfoPath
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (22.22%) Data Migration
5 2 (22.22%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (22.22%) UAG
5 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (22.22%) Workflow
5 2 (22.22%) Finance
5 2 (22.22%) Publishing
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (22.22%) SQL

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 6 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 3 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (22.22%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (11.11%) Liferay
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) InfoPath
2 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (33.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Intranet
1 1 (11.11%) LAN
1 1 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 2 (22.22%) PerformancePoint
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (11.11%) Azure SQL Database
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
1 2 (22.22%) Publishing
2 1 (11.11%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Architect
2 4 (44.44%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (22.22%) SharePoint Architect
5 1 (11.11%) Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Digital Architect
5 1 (11.11%) Digital Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
2 2 (22.22%) CSS
3 1 (11.11%) SAML
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
3 1 (11.11%) HTML
3 1 (11.11%) jQuery
3 1 (11.11%) CSS3
3 1 (11.11%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Open Source
1 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Migration
2 4 (44.44%) TOGAF
2 4 (44.44%) SOA
3 3 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (33.33%) CRM
3 3 (33.33%) ERP
3 3 (33.33%) E-business
4 2 (22.22%) Data Migration
4 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (22.22%) Workflow
5 1 (11.11%) PRINCE
5 1 (11.11%) Service Management
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL
5 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
5 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (11.11%) Identity Management
5 1 (11.11%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) MCSE
1 2 (22.22%) CCNA
1 2 (22.22%) CCDA
1 2 (22.22%) CCDP
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) UAG
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco
4 1 (11.11%) Citrix