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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 60 71 45
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -26
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 38 11 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.57% 0.98% 3.02%
As % of the Cloud Services category 36.19% 22.00% 44.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 10 19
Average daily rate £348 £406 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.35% +14.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £393 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £415 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 -
% change year-on-year
+34.61% -
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
105 50 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 7.11% 4.48% 6.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 37 48
Average daily rate £425 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £312 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £599 £650 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £180.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £19.00 £16.86
% change year-on-year
+2.60% +12.67%

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
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 5 February 2016.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 30 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 24 (40.00%) SQL
3 21 (35.00%) .NET
4 17 (28.33%) C#
5 14 (23.33%) Windows
5 14 (23.33%) WCF
6 12 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (20.00%) MVC
6 12 (20.00%) MS Excel
6 12 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
7 11 (18.33%) Data Centre
7 11 (18.33%) SQL Server
7 11 (18.33%) Migration
8 10 (16.67%) VMware
8 10 (16.67%) .NET Framework
8 10 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (15.00%) PowerShell
9 9 (15.00%) MS Office
9 9 (15.00%) SharePoint
10 8 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (13.33%) MS Access
10 8 (13.33%) VB.NET
10 8 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 8 (13.33%) Firewall
10 8 (13.33%) Azure SQL Database
10 8 (13.33%) Entity Framework
11 7 (11.67%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (11.67%) Data Validation
11 7 (11.67%) VMware Infrastructure

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 9 (15.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.67%) CMS
2 4 (6.67%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (5.00%) OpenStack
4 2 (3.33%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.67%) Lync
Applications
1 12 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 9 (15.00%) MS Office
3 7 (11.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (11.67%) MS Project
3 7 (11.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.67%) Office 365
3 3 (5.00%) Amazon S3
3 3 (5.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (3.33%) Google App Engine
4 2 (3.33%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (3.33%) IaaS
5 1 (1.67%) PaaS
5 1 (1.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.33%) Firewall
2 4 (6.67%) IP Telephony
2 4 (6.67%) LAN
2 4 (6.67%) WAN
3 3 (5.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (3.33%) Intranet
5 1 (1.67%) Extranet
5 1 (1.67%) FWSM
5 1 (1.67%) MPLS
5 1 (1.67%) Network Security
5 1 (1.67%) SAN
5 1 (1.67%) Skype
5 1 (1.67%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (13.33%) Azure SQL Database
2 8 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (13.33%) MS Access
2 8 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 7 (11.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (11.67%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (8.33%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.67%) Informix
5 1 (1.67%) MySQL
5 1 (1.67%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.33%) TeamCity
2 2 (3.33%) Vagrant
2 2 (3.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.67%) eggPlant
3 1 (1.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.67%) Toad
General
1 4 (6.67%) Finance
1 4 (6.67%) Games
2 2 (3.33%) Legal
2 2 (3.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.67%) Law
3 1 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (33.33%) Developer
2 12 (20.00%) .NET Developer
2 12 (20.00%) Architect
3 5 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 4 (6.67%) Azure Developer
4 4 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Specialist
4 4 (6.67%) Development Specialist
4 4 (6.67%) Network Architect
4 4 (6.67%) SQL Developer
5 3 (5.00%) AWS Consultant
5 3 (5.00%) Azure Engineer
5 3 (5.00%) Cloud Consultant
5 3 (5.00%) Consultant
5 3 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (5.00%) Technical Architect
6 2 (3.33%) .NET Architect
6 2 (3.33%) C# Developer
6 2 (3.33%) Senior .NET Developer
6 2 (3.33%) Senior Developer
6 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (35.00%) .NET
2 14 (23.33%) WCF
3 10 (16.67%) .NET Framework
4 8 (13.33%) Entity Framework
5 7 (11.67%) WinForms
6 5 (8.33%) Middleware
7 4 (6.67%) Web Services
8 3 (5.00%) ASP.NET
8 3 (5.00%) CSS
8 3 (5.00%) HTML
8 3 (5.00%) jQuery
8 3 (5.00%) OAuth
9 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (3.33%) CSS3
9 2 (3.33%) HTML5
9 2 (3.33%) REST
9 2 (3.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (3.33%) XML
10 1 (1.67%) WSDL
10 1 (1.67%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.33%) Data Centre
2 7 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.00%) Public Cloud
4 2 (3.33%) NHS
5 1 (1.67%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (23.33%) Windows
2 6 (10.00%) Linux
2 6 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (20.00%) MVC
2 11 (18.33%) Migration
3 10 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (11.67%) Data Validation
4 7 (11.67%) ETL
4 7 (11.67%) Project Management
4 7 (11.67%) Validation
5 6 (10.00%) ITIL
5 6 (10.00%) TDD
6 5 (8.33%) Analytics
6 5 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (6.67%) Network Design
8 3 (5.00%) DevOps
8 3 (5.00%) Scrum
8 3 (5.00%) Service Management
8 3 (5.00%) Unit Testing
9 2 (3.33%) Mentoring
9 2 (3.33%) Network Monitoring
9 2 (3.33%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 24 (40.00%) SQL
2 17 (28.33%) C#
3 9 (15.00%) PowerShell
4 8 (13.33%) VB.NET
5 5 (8.33%) PL/SQL
5 5 (8.33%) Ruby
6 4 (6.67%) JavaScript
7 3 (5.00%) Bash Shell
7 3 (5.00%) Perl
7 3 (5.00%) Python
8 2 (3.33%) Java
8 2 (3.33%) VB
9 1 (1.67%) PHP
9 1 (1.67%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (5.00%) CCNP
1 3 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (3.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.67%) AWS Certification
3 1 (1.67%) ISEB
3 1 (1.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.67%) QA
2 3 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (11.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (10.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (8.33%) Hyper-V
4 3 (5.00%) Firmware
4 3 (5.00%) vCloud
5 2 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (3.33%) vSphere
6 1 (1.67%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (8.33%) Puppet
2 2 (3.33%) Ansible
2 2 (3.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (3.33%) Opsview
2 2 (3.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 30 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (16.67%) VMware
3 5 (8.33%) Cisco
3 5 (8.33%) Oracle
4 4 (6.67%) Citrix
4 4 (6.67%) Google
4 4 (6.67%) Sitecore
5 3 (5.00%) RightScale
6 2 (3.33%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.33%) EPiServer
6 2 (3.33%) Rackspace
6 2 (3.33%) SaltStack
7 1 (1.67%) Barracuda Networks
7 1 (1.67%) F5
7 1 (1.67%) HP
7 1 (1.67%) iManage
7 1 (1.67%) Red Hat