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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 99 76 78
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 6 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.36% 0.20% 0.11%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.79% 8.33% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Average daily rate
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£501 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+82.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £403 £363
% change year-on-year
-4.34% +11.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £17.50 -
% change year-on-year
+122.85% -
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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
77 24 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 4.61% 2.37% 5.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 13 45
Average daily rate £475 £350 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% +47.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £234 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £602 £450 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +29.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+41.17% -48.48%

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 28 August 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 6 (54.55%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Hyper-V
2 5 (45.45%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (36.36%) Google
3 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
4 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
4 3 (27.27%) VMware
4 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (27.27%) OpenStack
4 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
5 2 (18.18%) Target Operating Model
5 2 (18.18%) Public Cloud
5 2 (18.18%) Rackspace
5 2 (18.18%) Bash Shell
5 2 (18.18%) Puppet
5 2 (18.18%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (18.18%) Google App Engine
5 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
5 2 (18.18%) Vagrant
5 2 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (18.18%) Ansible
5 2 (18.18%) DevOps
5 2 (18.18%) SaltStack
5 2 (18.18%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
5 2 (18.18%) TeamCity
5 2 (18.18%) vSphere
5 2 (18.18%) Finance
5 2 (18.18%) Cisco

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3 (27.27%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (45.45%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (18.18%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (18.18%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (18.18%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Firewall
2 1 (9.09%) LAN
2 1 (9.09%) WAN
2 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 1 (9.09%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) MySQL
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (9.09%) Data Mining
1 1 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) TeamCity
1 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
2 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 1 (9.09%) PHPUnit
General
1 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Designer
2 2 (18.18%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Cloud Solutions Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (9.09%) iOS Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Web Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Developer
3 1 (9.09%) PHP Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Web Applications Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) HTML
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
1 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
1 2 (18.18%) CSS
1 2 (18.18%) Web Services
2 1 (9.09%) MDX
2 1 (9.09%) RESTful
2 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (9.09%) HTML5
2 1 (9.09%) CSS3
2 1 (9.09%) Laravel
2 1 (9.09%) Sass
2 1 (9.09%) Ember.js
2 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
2 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (9.09%) React
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 2 (18.18%) Public Cloud
3 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Linux
3 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) ITIL
1 2 (18.18%) Service Management
1 2 (18.18%) ITSM
1 2 (18.18%) TDD
1 2 (18.18%) DevOps
1 2 (18.18%) Target Operating Model
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile Development
2 1 (9.09%) Pair Programming
2 1 (9.09%) Predictive Analytics
2 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (9.09%) BDD
2 1 (9.09%) Kimball Methodology
2 1 (9.09%) Analytics
2 1 (9.09%) iOS Development
2 1 (9.09%) OO PHP
2 1 (9.09%) MVC
2 1 (9.09%) Workflow
2 1 (9.09%) Scrum
2 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (9.09%) OO
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
2 2 (18.18%) Perl
2 2 (18.18%) Python
2 2 (18.18%) Ruby
2 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 2 (18.18%) Bash Shell
2 2 (18.18%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) C#
3 1 (9.09%) PHP
3 1 (9.09%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (9.09%) MCSD
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Hyper-V
2 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (18.18%) vSphere
4 1 (9.09%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Puppet
1 2 (18.18%) Vagrant
1 2 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (18.18%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
1 4 (36.36%) Google
2 3 (27.27%) VMware
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco
3 2 (18.18%) Rackspace
3 2 (18.18%) SaltStack
4 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint