The first table below looks at the demand for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category for the Merseyside region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank - 27 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 0 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside - 1.01% -
As % of the Cloud Services category - 100.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate - £325 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 - £15.00
Cloud Services Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.05% 1.01% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Average daily rate £388 £325 £465
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -30.10%
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £15.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -38.00%
Microsoft Azure
North West

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Cloud Services category.

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Merseyside region.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Microsoft Azure
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) N-Tier
1 3 (100.00%) MVC
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (100.00%) Typemock
1 3 (100.00%) NMock
2 1 (33.33%) SaaS
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (33.33%) ERP

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) NMock
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
1 3 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) MVC
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Typemock