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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 97 68 -
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 4 18 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.30% 1.54% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.88% 43.90% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 13 0
Average daily rate
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£369 £353 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.46% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £32.00 -
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
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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
68 41 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 5.11% 3.52% 6.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 25 43
Average daily rate £300 £353 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.01% +28.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £300 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £450 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £334
% change year-on-year
- +19.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £14.00 £16.53
% change year-on-year
+78.57% -15.30%

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 24 April 2015, 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 13 (86.67%) .NET
2 12 (80.00%) TDD
3 10 (66.67%) MVC
3 10 (66.67%) Windows
3 10 (66.67%) JavaScript
4 9 (60.00%) .NET Framework
4 9 (60.00%) Scrum
4 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (26.67%) C#
5 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
6 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET
6 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (20.00%) Skype
7 2 (13.33%) CSS
7 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
7 2 (13.33%) HTML
8 1 (6.67%) MySQL
8 1 (6.67%) PHP
8 1 (6.67%) SQL
8 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
8 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
8 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
8 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (6.67%) Data Mining
8 1 (6.67%) ETL
8 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (6.67%) Pair Programming
8 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (6.67%) Dynamics AX

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) MySQL
2 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.67%) Data Mining
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
1 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.67%) PHPUnit
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (100.00%) Developer
2 11 (73.33%) .NET Developer
3 8 (53.33%) Agile .NET Developer
4 2 (13.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (13.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (13.33%) C# Developer
4 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) PHP Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (86.67%) .NET
2 9 (60.00%) .NET Framework
3 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (13.33%) CSS
5 2 (13.33%) HTML
6 1 (6.67%) Laravel
6 1 (6.67%) Sass
6 1 (6.67%) Ember.js
6 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
6 1 (6.67%) jQuery
6 1 (6.67%) RESTful
6 1 (6.67%) MDX
6 1 (6.67%) WCF
6 1 (6.67%) React
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) TDD
2 10 (66.67%) MVC
3 9 (60.00%) Scrum
3 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.67%) ETL
4 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (6.67%) Pair Programming
4 1 (6.67%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) OO
4 1 (6.67%) Workflow
4 1 (6.67%) Kimball Methodology
4 1 (6.67%) Analytics
4 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (6.67%) Predictive Analytics
4 1 (6.67%) OO PHP
4 1 (6.67%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 4 (26.67%) C#
3 1 (6.67%) PHP
3 1 (6.67%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft