The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 65 107 79
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -28
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 42 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.90% 0.19% 0.19%
As % of the Cloud Services category 28.38% 4.35% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 3 1
Median daily rate £550 £375 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% +36.36%
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+20.54% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +122.85%
Microsoft Azure
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Cloud Services Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
148 69 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 10.23% 4.31% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 56 25
Median daily rate £513 £415 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.49% +18.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £333 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £22.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-29.54% +29.41%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Leeds region citing Microsoft Azure as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 31 (46.27%) Windows
2 28 (41.79%) Microsoft
3 25 (37.31%) VMware
3 25 (37.31%) PowerShell
4 23 (34.33%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (34.33%) .NET
5 22 (32.84%) Active Directory
5 22 (32.84%) Puppet
5 22 (32.84%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (26.87%) VMware Infrastructure
7 17 (25.37%) TDD
8 16 (23.88%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (22.39%) DevOps
10 14 (20.90%) SQL
10 14 (20.90%) Windows Server
11 13 (19.40%) SQL Server
11 13 (19.40%) Ansible
12 12 (17.91%) JavaScript
13 11 (16.42%) MS Office
13 11 (16.42%) MS Excel
13 11 (16.42%) Business Intelligence
13 11 (16.42%) Team Foundation Server
14 10 (14.93%) Linux
14 10 (14.93%) C#
15 9 (13.43%) DNS
15 9 (13.43%) Cisco
15 9 (13.43%) Continuous Integration
15 9 (13.43%) Office 365
15 9 (13.43%) Virtual Machines
16 8 (11.94%) Windows Server 2012

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (11.94%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.48%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.49%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.49%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (1.49%) Confluence
3 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.49%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (16.42%) MS Excel
1 11 (16.42%) MS Office
2 7 (10.45%) MS PowerPoint
2 7 (10.45%) MS Project
2 7 (10.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (34.33%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (13.43%) Office 365
3 5 (7.46%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.99%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (2.99%) Google App Engine
4 2 (2.99%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (2.99%) PaaS
5 1 (1.49%) CloudBees
5 1 (1.49%) GitHub
5 1 (1.49%) Google Apps
5 1 (1.49%) IaaS
5 1 (1.49%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.43%) DNS
2 8 (11.94%) VPN
3 3 (4.48%) SAN
4 2 (2.99%) VoIP
5 1 (1.49%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.49%) DHCP
5 1 (1.49%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (19.40%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.94%) Azure SQL Database
2 8 (11.94%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (11.94%) MS Access
2 8 (11.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 7 (10.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (10.45%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (7.46%) Data Mining
5 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.49%) Big Data
6 1 (1.49%) Informix
6 1 (1.49%) MySQL
6 1 (1.49%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (16.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (11.94%) Visual Studio
3 7 (10.45%) Jenkins
4 6 (8.96%) Git (software)
4 6 (8.96%) Travis CI
5 3 (4.48%) JIRA
6 2 (2.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (2.99%) Bitbucket
6 2 (2.99%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.99%) Vagrant
7 1 (1.49%) JMeter
7 1 (1.49%) MSI
7 1 (1.49%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.49%) SonarQube
General
1 4 (5.97%) Legal
2 2 (2.99%) Games
2 2 (2.99%) iGaming
2 2 (2.99%) Publishing
3 1 (1.49%) Advertising
3 1 (1.49%) Banking
3 1 (1.49%) Finance
3 1 (1.49%) Retail
3 1 (1.49%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (26.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 17 (25.37%) Developer
3 13 (19.40%) Azure Engineer
4 12 (17.91%) DevOps Engineer
5 9 (13.43%) Cloud Engineer
6 6 (8.96%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (8.96%) Server Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) Active Directory Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 5 (7.46%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) Windows Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) Windows Server Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Automation Developer
8 4 (5.97%) PowerShell Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Ruby Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Senior Ruby Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Senior Windows Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (34.33%) .NET
2 5 (7.46%) ASP.NET
2 5 (7.46%) HTML
3 4 (5.97%) AngularJS
3 4 (5.97%) CSS
3 4 (5.97%) Node.js
3 4 (5.97%) React
3 4 (5.97%) SOAP
3 4 (5.97%) WCF
3 4 (5.97%) Web Services
4 3 (4.48%) jQuery
4 3 (4.48%) RESTful
5 2 (2.99%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (2.99%) CSS3
5 2 (2.99%) HTML5
5 2 (2.99%) JSON
5 2 (2.99%) Middleware
5 2 (2.99%) XML
6 1 (1.49%) Entity Framework
6 1 (1.49%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.46%) Public Cloud
2 5 (7.46%) Replication
3 2 (2.99%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.99%) NHS
4 1 (1.49%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.49%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 31 (46.27%) Windows
2 14 (20.90%) Windows Server
3 10 (14.93%) Linux
4 8 (11.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.49%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.49%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (25.37%) TDD
2 16 (23.88%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (22.39%) DevOps
4 11 (16.42%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (13.43%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (10.45%) Data Validation
6 7 (10.45%) ETL
6 7 (10.45%) Resource Management
6 7 (10.45%) Validation
7 6 (8.96%) Configuration Management
7 6 (8.96%) Programme Management
7 6 (8.96%) Project Management
7 6 (8.96%) Service Management
7 6 (8.96%) Technical Analysis
7 6 (8.96%) Web Operations
8 5 (7.46%) Analytics
8 5 (7.46%) BDD
8 5 (7.46%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (7.46%) Scrum
8 5 (7.46%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 25 (37.31%) PowerShell
2 14 (20.90%) SQL
3 12 (17.91%) JavaScript
4 10 (14.93%) C#
5 6 (8.96%) Ruby
6 4 (5.97%) VB.NET
7 3 (4.48%) Bash Shell
7 3 (4.48%) Java
7 3 (4.48%) Perl
7 3 (4.48%) Python
8 2 (2.99%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.99%) VB
9 1 (1.49%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (4.48%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.99%) Degree
2 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.49%) CCNP
3 1 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.49%) CITP
3 1 (1.49%) ISEB
3 1 (1.49%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.49%) MCAD
3 1 (1.49%) MCSA
3 1 (1.49%) MCSD
3 1 (1.49%) MCSE
3 1 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.94%) QA
2 3 (4.48%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 22 (32.84%) Active Directory
2 18 (26.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (13.43%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (4.48%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.48%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (4.48%) vSphere
5 2 (2.99%) Docker
6 1 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.49%) vCloud
6 1 (1.49%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 22 (32.84%) Opscode Chef
1 22 (32.84%) Puppet
2 13 (19.40%) Ansible
3 5 (7.46%) SCCM
4 3 (4.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (4.48%) Opsview
5 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.49%) SCOM
5 1 (1.49%) SCSM
Vendors
1 28 (41.79%) Microsoft
2 25 (37.31%) VMware
3 9 (13.43%) Cisco
4 5 (7.46%) NetApp
5 4 (5.97%) Dell
5 4 (5.97%) EMC
5 4 (5.97%) F5
6 3 (4.48%) Brocade
6 3 (4.48%) Google
7 2 (2.99%) Atlassian
7 2 (2.99%) Oracle
7 2 (2.99%) Rackspace
7 2 (2.99%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.99%) SaltStack
8 1 (1.49%) Citrix
8 1 (1.49%) MuleSoft
8 1 (1.49%) SAP
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