The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 113 126 117
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 43 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.11% 0.29% 0.20%
As % of the Cloud Services category 19.46% 10.23% 23.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 5 5
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£450 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £300 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £440 £340
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 North West region.

Cloud Services Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
221 88 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.69% 2.83% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 41 10
Average daily rate £440 £388 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.54% +23.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £350 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £425 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £75.75 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-80.19% +461.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £13.50 £16.02
% change year-on-year
+85.18% -15.70%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the North West region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Microsoft Azure
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure within the North West region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Merseyside - 17 £375 - 4
Cheshire +6 16 £450 -10.00% 6
Manchester -9 4 £425 +30.76% 8
Cumbria - 1 - -
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 36 (52.17%) Microsoft
2 33 (47.83%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (40.58%) Active Directory
4 22 (31.88%) Windows
5 16 (23.19%) Hyper-V
6 15 (21.74%) SCCM
7 14 (20.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (15.94%) TOGAF
9 11 (15.94%) Migration
9 11 (15.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (15.94%) CSS
9 11 (15.94%) SharePoint
9 11 (15.94%) SOA
9 11 (15.94%) DHCP
9 11 (15.94%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (14.49%) Clustering
11 9 (13.04%) DNS
11 9 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (13.04%) UNIX
12 8 (11.59%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (11.59%) Citrix
12 8 (11.59%) SAML
12 8 (11.59%) PowerShell
12 8 (11.59%) Local Government
12 8 (11.59%) Mobile App
12 8 (11.59%) OAuth
12 8 (11.59%) Open Source
12 8 (11.59%) CSS3
13 7 (10.14%) DFS Replication

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 11 (15.94%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.80%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.90%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.90%) CMS
4 2 (2.90%) Office Communications Server
4 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.90%) Lync
4 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.45%) Liferay
5 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.45%) Kentico
5 1 (1.45%) Node.js
5 1 (1.45%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.45%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (10.14%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (5.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.45%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.45%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 33 (47.83%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.80%) Office 365
3 1 (1.45%) SaaS
3 1 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.45%) IaaS
3 1 (1.45%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.94%) DHCP
2 9 (13.04%) DNS
3 7 (10.14%) TCP/IP
4 6 (8.70%) DMZ
5 5 (7.25%) SAN
6 3 (4.35%) LAN
6 3 (4.35%) WAN
7 1 (1.45%) Intranet
7 1 (1.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.59%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (7.25%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.80%) MongoDB
3 4 (5.80%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.45%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.45%) RavenDB
4 1 (1.45%) Event Store
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.45%) PerformancePoint
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.45%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.45%) Hudson
1 1 (1.45%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (1.45%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.45%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (11.59%) Local Government
2 3 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (2.90%) Finance
3 2 (2.90%) Retail
4 1 (1.45%) Banking
4 1 (1.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 36 (52.17%) Architect
2 10 (14.49%) Solutions Architect
3 7 (10.14%) Analyst
4 5 (7.25%) Wintel Analyst
4 5 (7.25%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (5.80%) Developer
5 4 (5.80%) Applications Architect
5 4 (5.80%) Cloud Architect
6 3 (4.35%) Wintel Architect
6 3 (4.35%) .NET Developer
6 3 (4.35%) Team Leader
6 3 (4.35%) Administrator
7 2 (2.90%) Consultant
7 2 (2.90%) Operations Analyst
7 2 (2.90%) C# Developer
7 2 (2.90%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (2.90%) Wintel Engineer
7 2 (2.90%) SharePoint Administrator
7 2 (2.90%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (2.90%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.94%) CSS
2 8 (11.59%) SAML
2 8 (11.59%) OAuth
2 8 (11.59%) CSS3
3 6 (8.70%) Web Services
3 6 (8.70%) .NET
4 5 (7.25%) ASP.NET
5 4 (5.80%) HTML
6 3 (4.35%) jQuery
7 1 (1.45%) REST
7 1 (1.45%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.49%) Clustering
2 8 (11.59%) Mobile App
2 8 (11.59%) Open Source
3 3 (4.35%) Replication
4 2 (2.90%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 22 (31.88%) Windows
2 11 (15.94%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (15.94%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (13.04%) UNIX
4 6 (8.70%) Windows 2000
5 5 (7.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.90%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.90%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.45%) Android
7 1 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 12 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (15.94%) TOGAF
3 11 (15.94%) Migration
3 11 (15.94%) SOA
4 9 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (10.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (10.14%) ITIL
6 6 (8.70%) Configuration Management
6 6 (8.70%) CRM
6 6 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (8.70%) High Availability
7 3 (4.35%) Process Architecture
7 3 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (4.35%) E-business
7 3 (4.35%) Scrum
7 3 (4.35%) Project Management
7 3 (4.35%) ERP
8 2 (2.90%) E-Commerce
8 2 (2.90%) UML
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.59%) PowerShell
2 5 (7.25%) C#
3 4 (5.80%) SQL
3 4 (5.80%) AWK
4 3 (4.35%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.90%) Ruby
5 2 (2.90%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (2.90%) Security Cleared
1 2 (2.90%) Degree
2 1 (1.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (1.45%) CCNA
2 1 (1.45%) CCDA
2 1 (1.45%) CCDP
2 1 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.45%) MCSE
System Software
1 28 (40.58%) Active Directory
2 16 (23.19%) Hyper-V
3 7 (10.14%) DFS Replication
4 6 (8.70%) Firmware
5 3 (4.35%) HDFS
6 1 (1.45%) UAG
Systems Management
1 15 (21.74%) SCCM
2 7 (10.14%) SCOrch
3 6 (8.70%) SCVMM
4 5 (7.25%) Puppet
4 5 (7.25%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (5.80%) Salt
6 2 (2.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (1.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 36 (52.17%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.59%) Citrix
3 7 (10.14%) HP
4 6 (8.70%) Dell
5 4 (5.80%) Oracle
5 4 (5.80%) Vertica
6 3 (4.35%) VMware
6 3 (4.35%) NetApp
6 3 (4.35%) EMC
7 2 (2.90%) Remedy
8 1 (1.45%) Twitter
8 1 (1.45%) Xamarin
8 1 (1.45%) Google
8 1 (1.45%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.45%) BMC
8 1 (1.45%) Cisco
8 1 (1.45%) SAP
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