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 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 59 74 42
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -32
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 34 11 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.39% 0.97% 3.42%
As % of the Cloud Services category 35.05% 22.45% 52.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 10 22
Average daily rate £340 £406 £359
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.20% +13.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £393 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £415 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -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
97 49 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 6.81% 4.31% 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 37 47
Average daily rate £425 £400 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £304 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £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 £19.00 £22.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
-15.56% +30.62%

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 13 February 2016.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 13 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 (52.63%) Microsoft
2 24 (42.11%) SQL
3 21 (36.84%) .NET
4 17 (29.82%) C#
5 14 (24.56%) WCF
6 13 (22.81%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (22.81%) Windows
7 12 (21.05%) MVC
8 11 (19.30%) Migration
8 11 (19.30%) MS Excel
8 11 (19.30%) SQL Server
9 10 (17.54%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (17.54%) .NET Framework
9 10 (17.54%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (17.54%) Data Centre
10 9 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
10 9 (15.79%) MS Office
10 9 (15.79%) SharePoint
11 8 (14.04%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (14.04%) MS Access
11 8 (14.04%) VB.NET
11 8 (14.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (14.04%) VMware
11 8 (14.04%) PowerShell
11 8 (14.04%) Azure SQL Database
11 8 (14.04%) Entity Framework
12 7 (12.28%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (12.28%) SQL Server 2014
12 7 (12.28%) Windows Server

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 13 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 (15.79%) SharePoint
2 4 (7.02%) CMS
2 4 (7.02%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (3.51%) OpenStack
3 2 (3.51%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.75%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (19.30%) MS Excel
2 9 (15.79%) MS Office
3 7 (12.28%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (12.28%) MS Project
3 7 (12.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (7.02%) Azure Active Directory
2 4 (7.02%) Office 365
3 3 (5.26%) Amazon S3
4 2 (3.51%) IaaS
5 1 (1.75%) PaaS
5 1 (1.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.53%) Firewall
2 4 (7.02%) IP Telephony
3 3 (5.26%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (5.26%) LAN
3 3 (5.26%) WAN
4 2 (3.51%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (3.51%) Intranet
5 1 (1.75%) Extranet
5 1 (1.75%) FWSM
5 1 (1.75%) Network Security
5 1 (1.75%) SAN
5 1 (1.75%) Skype
5 1 (1.75%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (19.30%) SQL Server
2 8 (14.04%) Azure SQL Database
2 8 (14.04%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (14.04%) MS Access
2 8 (14.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 7 (12.28%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (12.28%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (8.77%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.75%) Informix
5 1 (1.75%) MySQL
5 1 (1.75%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (17.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.51%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.75%) eggPlant
3 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.75%) Toad
General
1 5 (8.77%) Games
2 4 (7.02%) Finance
3 2 (3.51%) Legal
3 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.75%) Law
4 1 (1.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (35.09%) Developer
2 12 (21.05%) .NET Developer
3 11 (19.30%) Architect
4 5 (8.77%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 4 (7.02%) Azure Developer
5 4 (7.02%) Business Intelligence Specialist
5 4 (7.02%) Development Specialist
5 4 (7.02%) Network Architect
5 4 (7.02%) SQL Developer
6 3 (5.26%) AWS Consultant
6 3 (5.26%) Azure Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Cloud Consultant
6 3 (5.26%) Consultant
6 3 (5.26%) Technical Architect
7 2 (3.51%) Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (3.51%) C# Developer
7 2 (3.51%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.51%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (36.84%) .NET
2 14 (24.56%) WCF
3 10 (17.54%) .NET Framework
4 8 (14.04%) Entity Framework
5 7 (12.28%) WinForms
6 5 (8.77%) Middleware
7 3 (5.26%) ASP.NET
7 3 (5.26%) CSS
7 3 (5.26%) HTML
7 3 (5.26%) jQuery
7 3 (5.26%) OAuth
7 3 (5.26%) Web Services
8 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (3.51%) CSS3
8 2 (3.51%) HTML5
8 2 (3.51%) REST
8 2 (3.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (3.51%) XML
9 1 (1.75%) WSDL
9 1 (1.75%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.54%) Data Centre
2 7 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.26%) Public Cloud
4 2 (3.51%) NHS
5 1 (1.75%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.75%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.81%) Windows
2 7 (12.28%) Windows Server
3 4 (7.02%) Linux
3 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.81%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (21.05%) MVC
3 11 (19.30%) Migration
4 10 (17.54%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (12.28%) Data Validation
5 7 (12.28%) ETL
5 7 (12.28%) Project Management
5 7 (12.28%) Validation
6 6 (10.53%) ITIL
6 6 (10.53%) TDD
7 5 (8.77%) Analytics
7 5 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (7.02%) Network Design
9 3 (5.26%) Change Management
9 3 (5.26%) Scrum
9 3 (5.26%) Service Management
9 3 (5.26%) Unit Testing
10 2 (3.51%) CRM
10 2 (3.51%) ITSM
10 2 (3.51%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 24 (42.11%) SQL
2 17 (29.82%) C#
3 8 (14.04%) PowerShell
3 8 (14.04%) VB.NET
4 5 (8.77%) PL/SQL
5 3 (5.26%) Ruby
6 2 (3.51%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.51%) VB
7 1 (1.75%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.75%) Perl
7 1 (1.75%) PHP
7 1 (1.75%) Python
7 1 (1.75%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.75%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (5.26%) CCNP
1 3 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.51%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (3.51%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.75%) AWS Certification
3 1 (1.75%) ISEB
3 1 (1.75%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.28%) QA
2 3 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (12.28%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.26%) vCloud
3 3 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (3.51%) Firmware
4 2 (3.51%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.75%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 3 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (5.26%) Opsview
1 3 (5.26%) Puppet
1 3 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 30 (52.63%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.04%) VMware
3 5 (8.77%) Oracle
4 4 (7.02%) Citrix
4 4 (7.02%) Sitecore
5 3 (5.26%) Cisco
5 3 (5.26%) RightScale
6 2 (3.51%) EPiServer
6 2 (3.51%) Google
7 1 (1.75%) Barracuda Networks
7 1 (1.75%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.75%) F5
7 1 (1.75%) HP
7 1 (1.75%) iManage
7 1 (1.75%) Red Hat