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 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 87 75 92
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +17
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 1 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.073% 0.25% 0.070%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.88% 10.71% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £318 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.23% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £308 £375
% change year-on-year
+31.70% -18.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
- +51.85%
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
17 28 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.24% 2.38% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 2
Average daily rate £438 £388 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -29.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £343 £400
% change year-on-year
+16.78% -14.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-9.21% -36.66%

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 2 October 2014. 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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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
Oldham - - - -
Wigan - - - -
Microsoft Azure
North West

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
1 2 (66.67%) SOAP
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
1 2 (66.67%) MVC
1 2 (66.67%) WCF
2 1 (33.33%) jQuery
2 1 (33.33%) Android
2 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (33.33%) HTML5
2 1 (33.33%) MVVM
2 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (33.33%) Node.js
2 1 (33.33%) REST
2 1 (33.33%) Backbone.js
2 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (33.33%) Android Development
2 1 (33.33%) iOS Development
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (33.33%) Workflow
2 1 (33.33%) Advertising
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
2 1 (33.33%) XML

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 1 (33.33%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile Applications Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile Developer
2 1 (33.33%) CRM Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
1 2 (66.67%) SOAP
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
1 2 (66.67%) WCF
2 1 (33.33%) jQuery
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (33.33%) HTML5
2 1 (33.33%) REST
2 1 (33.33%) Backbone.js
2 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Android
1 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) MVVM
2 1 (33.33%) Android Development
2 1 (33.33%) iOS Development
2 1 (33.33%) Workflow
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft