The first table below looks at the demand for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category for the Leeds region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 75 74 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.19% 0.11% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.45% 2.08% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£275 £275 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - £13.50
Cloud Services Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
31 48 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.91% 5.47% 4.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 42 36
Average daily rate £350 £213 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.70% -29.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £125 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £300 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £33.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £32.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-48.43% +137.03%
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Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 11 (91.67%) .NET
2 10 (83.33%) Ruby
3 7 (58.33%) SQL
3 7 (58.33%) C#
3 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
3 7 (58.33%) Linux
4 6 (50.00%) Windows
4 6 (50.00%) Ubuntu
4 6 (50.00%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (50.00%) TeamCity
4 6 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 6 (50.00%) nginx
4 6 (50.00%) Capistrano
4 6 (50.00%) Puppet
4 6 (50.00%) HAProxy
5 5 (41.67%) Splunk
5 5 (41.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (33.33%) ETL
6 4 (33.33%) Validation
6 4 (33.33%) Kanban
6 4 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails
6 4 (33.33%) NoSQL
6 4 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
7 3 (25.00%) Information Management
7 3 (25.00%) Freedom of Information
7 3 (25.00%) Data Protection
7 3 (25.00%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 (50.00%) nginx
2 2 (16.67%) LiveCycle
3 1 (8.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (50.00%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (41.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (33.33%) NoSQL
3 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
5 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) TeamCity
2 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle APEX
General
1 3 (25.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Developer
3 4 (33.33%) SQL Developer
3 4 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (8.33%) .NET Web Developer
5 1 (8.33%) C# Web Developer
5 1 (8.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Web Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (91.67%) .NET
2 4 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails
3 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (25.00%) Web Services
4 2 (16.67%) HTML
4 2 (16.67%) CSS
5 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) NHS
1 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 3 (25.00%) Freedom of Information
1 3 (25.00%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (16.67%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Linux
2 6 (50.00%) Ubuntu
2 6 (50.00%) Windows
3 1 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) ETL
1 4 (33.33%) Validation
1 4 (33.33%) Kanban
1 4 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (25.00%) Information Management
2 3 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (16.67%) Data Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) V-Model
3 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 2 (16.67%) Scrum
3 2 (16.67%) TDD
3 2 (16.67%) DSDM
4 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
4 1 (8.33%) MVC
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) Ruby
2 7 (58.33%) C#
2 7 (58.33%) SQL
3 6 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (16.67%) Java
4 2 (16.67%) PL/SQL
5 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
Systems Management
1 6 (50.00%) Capistrano
1 6 (50.00%) Puppet
1 6 (50.00%) HAProxy
2 1 (8.33%) OpenView
2 1 (8.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Splunk
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Adobe
3 1 (8.33%) HP