The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank - - 31
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire - - 0.39%
As % of the Cloud Services category - - 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £315
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 Lancashire region.

Cloud Services Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
17 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 4.20% 3.08% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 2
Average daily rate £500 £425 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £425 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £592 £463 £437
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 £22.50 £14.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+60.71% -25.33%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Microsoft Azure
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 3 months to 27 February 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
Blackburn - - - -
Microsoft Azure
North West

Microsoft Azure
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (100.00%) CMS
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) Kentico
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) SQL

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 2 (100.00%) CMS
2 1 (50.00%) Kentico
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 2 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET Developer
1 2 (100.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
1 2 (100.00%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (50.00%) MVC
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) SQL