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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 77 100 -
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 28 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.88% 0.26% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 18.92% 4.88% -
Number of daily rates quoted 18 4 0
Median daily rate £394 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.06% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- +25.00%
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 82 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 9.95% 5.30% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 63 18
Median daily rate £500 £415 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.48% +18.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £275 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £488 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £390 £388
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.79 £25.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-36.86% +66.66%

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 29 June 2016.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 28 (50.91%) Microsoft
2 21 (38.18%) Windows
3 17 (30.91%) SQL
4 16 (29.09%) .NET
4 16 (29.09%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (27.27%) C#
6 14 (25.45%) Windows Server
7 13 (23.64%) SQL Server
8 12 (21.82%) Active Directory
8 12 (21.82%) VMware
8 12 (21.82%) PowerShell
9 11 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (20.00%) MS Office
9 11 (20.00%) MS Excel
10 10 (18.18%) JavaScript
11 9 (16.36%) Linux
11 9 (16.36%) WCF
11 9 (16.36%) Amazon AWS
12 8 (14.55%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (14.55%) QA
12 8 (14.55%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (14.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 8 (14.55%) Azure SQL Database
12 8 (14.55%) TDD
12 8 (14.55%) MS Access
12 8 (14.55%) SharePoint
12 8 (14.55%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (14.55%) Cisco
13 7 (12.73%) MS Visio
13 7 (12.73%) ETL

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 (14.55%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.45%) Skype for Business
3 2 (3.64%) CMS
3 2 (3.64%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (3.64%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.82%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.82%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 11 (20.00%) MS Office
2 7 (12.73%) MS PowerPoint
2 7 (12.73%) MS Project
2 7 (12.73%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.36%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (12.73%) Office 365
3 5 (9.09%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (3.64%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (3.64%) Google App Engine
4 2 (3.64%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.82%) Google Apps
5 1 (1.82%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.27%) DNS
2 3 (5.45%) SAN
3 2 (3.64%) VoIP
4 1 (1.82%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (1.82%) DHCP
4 1 (1.82%) FWSM
4 1 (1.82%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (23.64%) SQL Server
2 8 (14.55%) Azure SQL Database
2 8 (14.55%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (14.55%) MS Access
2 8 (14.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 7 (12.73%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (12.73%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (9.09%) Data Mining
5 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.82%) Big Data
6 1 (1.82%) Informix
6 1 (1.82%) MySQL
6 1 (1.82%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (12.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 5 (9.09%) Travis CI
3 4 (7.27%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (3.64%) Bitbucket
4 2 (3.64%) JIRA
4 2 (3.64%) TeamCity
4 2 (3.64%) Vagrant
5 1 (1.82%) eggPlant
5 1 (1.82%) JMeter
5 1 (1.82%) MSI
5 1 (1.82%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.82%) Toad
General
1 2 (3.64%) Games
1 2 (3.64%) iGaming
2 1 (1.82%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (32.73%) Developer
2 9 (16.36%) Azure Engineer
3 8 (14.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (10.91%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (10.91%) Server Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) .NET Developer
5 5 (9.09%) Active Directory Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 5 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) Windows Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) Windows Server Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Architect
6 4 (7.27%) Azure Developer
6 4 (7.27%) Business Intelligence Specialist
6 4 (7.27%) C# Developer
6 4 (7.27%) Development Specialist
6 4 (7.27%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Senior Windows Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (29.09%) .NET
2 9 (16.36%) WCF
3 5 (9.09%) ASP.NET
4 4 (7.27%) .NET Framework
4 4 (7.27%) Entity Framework
4 4 (7.27%) HTML
5 3 (5.45%) AngularJS
5 3 (5.45%) CSS
5 3 (5.45%) jQuery
5 3 (5.45%) Node.js
5 3 (5.45%) React
5 3 (5.45%) RESTful
5 3 (5.45%) SOAP
5 3 (5.45%) Web Services
6 2 (3.64%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (3.64%) CSS3
6 2 (3.64%) HTML5
6 2 (3.64%) Middleware
6 2 (3.64%) REST
6 2 (3.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.64%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.64%) NHS
3 1 (1.82%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 21 (38.18%) Windows
2 14 (25.45%) Windows Server
3 9 (16.36%) Linux
4 8 (14.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.82%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.09%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (14.55%) TDD
4 7 (12.73%) Data Validation
4 7 (12.73%) DevOps
4 7 (12.73%) ETL
4 7 (12.73%) Validation
5 6 (10.91%) Project Management
6 5 (9.09%) Analytics
6 5 (9.09%) MVC
6 5 (9.09%) Web Operations
7 4 (7.27%) Scrum
7 4 (7.27%) SOA
7 4 (7.27%) Software Engineering
8 3 (5.45%) BDD
8 3 (5.45%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (5.45%) Open Source
8 3 (5.45%) Web Development
9 2 (3.64%) CRM
9 2 (3.64%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 17 (30.91%) SQL
2 15 (27.27%) C#
3 12 (21.82%) PowerShell
4 10 (18.18%) JavaScript
5 5 (9.09%) Ruby
5 5 (9.09%) VB.NET
6 3 (5.45%) Bash Shell
6 3 (5.45%) Perl
6 3 (5.45%) Python
7 2 (3.64%) Java
7 2 (3.64%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.64%) VB
8 1 (1.82%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (5.45%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.64%) Degree
2 2 (3.64%) ISEB
2 2 (3.64%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.82%) CCNP
3 1 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.82%) CITP
3 1 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.82%) MCAD
3 1 (1.82%) MCSA
3 1 (1.82%) MCSD
3 1 (1.82%) MCSE
3 1 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.55%) QA
2 3 (5.45%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (21.82%) Active Directory
2 8 (14.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.45%) Hyper-V
3 3 (5.45%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (5.45%) vSphere
4 2 (3.64%) Docker
5 1 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.82%) vCloud
5 1 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.82%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (12.73%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (12.73%) Puppet
2 5 (9.09%) SCCM
3 3 (5.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (5.45%) Opsview
4 2 (3.64%) Ansible
5 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.82%) SCOM
5 1 (1.82%) SCSM
Vendors
1 28 (50.91%) Microsoft
2 12 (21.82%) VMware
3 8 (14.55%) Cisco
4 4 (7.27%) Dell
4 4 (7.27%) NetApp
4 4 (7.27%) Oracle
5 3 (5.45%) Brocade
5 3 (5.45%) EMC
5 3 (5.45%) F5
5 3 (5.45%) Google
6 2 (3.64%) Atlassian
6 2 (3.64%) Citrix
6 2 (3.64%) EPiServer
6 2 (3.64%) Rackspace
6 2 (3.64%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.64%) SaltStack
6 2 (3.64%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.82%) SAP