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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 90 77 -
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.069% 0.18% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.57% 5.88% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £335 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+26.82% -31.66%
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
28 34 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.93% 3.12% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 12 1
Average daily rate £450 £419 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.46% +76.31%
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £16.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+7.46% -44.16%

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 20 November 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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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
Wigan - - - - 1
Microsoft Azure
North West

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (100.00%) Workflow
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Advertising
2 1 (50.00%) Publishing
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) InfoPath
2 1 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) WCF
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (50.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (50.00%) PerformancePoint
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) MVVM
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (50.00%) UAG
2 1 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (50.00%) CCDA
2 1 (50.00%) CCDP
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (50.00%) PerformancePoint
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Advertising
1 1 (50.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Developer
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
1 1 (50.00%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) WCF
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Workflow
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (50.00%) MVVM
2 1 (50.00%) CRM
2 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) MCSE
1 1 (50.00%) CCNA
1 1 (50.00%) CCDA
1 1 (50.00%) CCDP
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) UAG
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco