The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 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 North West 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 126 126 134
Rank change year-on-year
0 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 6 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.20% 0.075% 0.062%
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.00% 10.00% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - £13.50
Cloud Services Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
60 20 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.97% 0.75% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 11 6
Average daily rate £425 £320 £454
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.81% -29.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+29.16% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £32.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-48.43% +137.03%
Microsoft Azure
England

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 24 July 2014.

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 24 July 2014. 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
Manchester +1 3 £325 +8.33% 8
Cheshire - 2 - - 1
Cumbria - - - - 1
Lancashire - - - -
Merseyside - - - - 8
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 6 (42.86%) .NET
2 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) MVC
3 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET
3 5 (35.71%) C#
4 4 (28.57%) HTML
4 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 4 (28.57%) SQL
4 4 (28.57%) Web Services
4 4 (28.57%) DNS
4 4 (28.57%) Web Development
4 4 (28.57%) jQuery
5 3 (21.43%) Data Protection
5 3 (21.43%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
5 3 (21.43%) Information Security
5 3 (21.43%) Firewall
5 3 (21.43%) LAMP
5 3 (21.43%) SSL
5 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
5 3 (21.43%) Internet
5 3 (21.43%) CSS
5 3 (21.43%) JSP
5 3 (21.43%) SOAP
5 3 (21.43%) IIS
5 3 (21.43%) OWASP
5 3 (21.43%) HTML5
5 3 (21.43%) Akamai
5 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
1 3 (21.43%) IIS
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (7.14%) Lync
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (7.14%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (7.14%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) DNS
2 3 (21.43%) Firewall
2 3 (21.43%) SSL
2 3 (21.43%) Internet
3 1 (7.14%) DHCP
3 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 1 (7.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (7.14%) Couchbase
2 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
2 1 (7.14%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (7.14%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Architect
2 3 (21.43%) Consultant
2 3 (21.43%) Security Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Web Developer
4 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
4 1 (7.14%) .NET Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) Wintel Support
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Wintel Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Mobile Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Wintel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) .NET
2 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET
3 4 (28.57%) HTML
3 4 (28.57%) Web Services
3 4 (28.57%) jQuery
4 3 (21.43%) LAMP
4 3 (21.43%) CSS
4 3 (21.43%) JSP
4 3 (21.43%) SOAP
4 3 (21.43%) HTML5
4 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (14.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 2 (14.29%) REST
5 2 (14.29%) NHibernate
5 2 (14.29%) CSS3
5 2 (14.29%) AngularJS
5 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 2 (14.29%) WCF
5 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
6 1 (7.14%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Data Protection Act
1 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) Firmware
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.14%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.14%) Android
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 2000
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
3 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) MVC
2 4 (28.57%) Web Development
3 3 (21.43%) Data Protection
3 3 (21.43%) Information Security
3 3 (21.43%) OWASP
4 2 (14.29%) CRM
4 2 (14.29%) TDD
4 2 (14.29%) Workflow
4 2 (14.29%) Stress Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (7.14%) Android Development
5 1 (7.14%) iOS Development
5 1 (7.14%) Capacity Management
5 1 (7.14%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (7.14%) MVVM
5 1 (7.14%) BDD
5 1 (7.14%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) C#
2 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 4 (28.57%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
1 1 (7.14%) SCOM
1 1 (7.14%) SCVMM
1 1 (7.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) Akamai
3 1 (7.14%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) McAfee
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) Dell
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