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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 112 121 112
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 34 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.01% 0.34% 0.13%
As % of the Cloud Services category 27.42% 13.24% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 3
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£413 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £419 £400
% change year-on-year
-4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 - -
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England

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
124 68 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.69% 2.53% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 45 13
Average daily rate £433 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.76% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £670 £650 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.06 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.16% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £12.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+70.00% -33.33%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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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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 - 21 £375 - 3
Manchester - 7 £413 - 5
Cheshire -3 4 £450 +38.46% 6
Lancashire - - - - 1
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 24 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 20 (44.44%) Windows
3 18 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 16 (35.56%) Hyper-V
5 15 (33.33%) SCCM
6 14 (31.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (26.67%) SharePoint
8 11 (24.44%) DHCP
8 11 (24.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (24.44%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (22.22%) Clustering
9 10 (22.22%) Migration
10 9 (20.00%) DNS
11 8 (17.78%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (17.78%) UNIX
11 8 (17.78%) PowerShell
12 7 (15.56%) DFS Replication
12 7 (15.56%) ITIL
12 7 (15.56%) .NET
12 7 (15.56%) TCP/IP
12 7 (15.56%) HP
12 7 (15.56%) SCOrch
13 6 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
13 6 (13.33%) Firmware
13 6 (13.33%) DMZ
13 6 (13.33%) Configuration Management
13 6 (13.33%) Dell
13 6 (13.33%) SOA
13 6 (13.33%) CSS
13 6 (13.33%) Windows 2000

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 12 (26.67%) SharePoint
2 4 (8.89%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (6.67%) Lync
4 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (4.44%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.44%) CMS
4 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (4.44%) Office Communications Server
4 2 (4.44%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.22%) Kentico
5 1 (2.22%) Liferay
5 1 (2.22%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (2.22%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) InfoPath
2 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (6.67%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (2.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.11%) Office 365
2 1 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (24.44%) DHCP
2 9 (20.00%) DNS
3 7 (15.56%) TCP/IP
4 6 (13.33%) DMZ
5 5 (11.11%) SAN
6 2 (4.44%) LAN
6 2 (4.44%) WAN
7 1 (2.22%) VPN
7 1 (2.22%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.89%) Hadoop
2 4 (8.89%) MongoDB
3 3 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (4.44%) PerformancePoint
5 1 (2.22%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (2.22%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) TeamCity
1 1 (2.22%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.22%) Hudson
1 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.22%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 3 (6.67%) Finance
1 3 (6.67%) Local Government
2 2 (4.44%) Publishing
3 1 (2.22%) Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (31.11%) Architect
2 7 (15.56%) Solutions Architect
3 6 (13.33%) Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) Wintel Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Developer
6 3 (6.67%) .NET Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Team Leader
6 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (4.44%) Operations Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Cloud Architect
7 2 (4.44%) C# Developer
7 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Administrator
7 2 (4.44%) SharePoint Administrator
7 2 (4.44%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Wintel Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) SharePoint Architect
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Architect
8 1 (2.22%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.56%) .NET
2 6 (13.33%) CSS
3 5 (11.11%) ASP.NET
4 4 (8.89%) HTML
5 3 (6.67%) CSS3
5 3 (6.67%) jQuery
5 3 (6.67%) OAuth
5 3 (6.67%) SAML
6 2 (4.44%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.22%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.22%) Clustering
2 3 (6.67%) Open Source
2 3 (6.67%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.67%) Replication
3 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 20 (44.44%) Windows
2 11 (24.44%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (24.44%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (17.78%) UNIX
4 6 (13.33%) Windows 2000
5 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.44%) Windows 8
6 2 (4.44%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.22%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.11%) Stakeholder Management
2 10 (22.22%) Migration
3 8 (17.78%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (15.56%) ITIL
5 6 (13.33%) Configuration Management
5 6 (13.33%) SOA
5 6 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (13.33%) High Availability
5 6 (13.33%) TOGAF
6 5 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (8.89%) CRM
7 4 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (6.67%) Project Management
8 3 (6.67%) ERP
8 3 (6.67%) E-business
9 2 (4.44%) GAP Analysis
9 2 (4.44%) Workflow
9 2 (4.44%) Service Management
9 2 (4.44%) Change Management
9 2 (4.44%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.78%) PowerShell
2 5 (11.11%) C#
2 5 (11.11%) SQL
3 4 (8.89%) AWK
4 3 (6.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.22%) Ruby
5 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (4.44%) MCSE
1 2 (4.44%) CCNA
1 2 (4.44%) CCDA
1 2 (4.44%) CCDP
1 2 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 18 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 16 (35.56%) Hyper-V
3 7 (15.56%) DFS Replication
4 6 (13.33%) Firmware
5 3 (6.67%) HDFS
6 2 (4.44%) UAG
Systems Management
1 15 (33.33%) SCCM
2 7 (15.56%) SCOrch
3 6 (13.33%) SCVMM
4 5 (11.11%) Puppet
4 5 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (8.89%) Salt
6 2 (4.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (2.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 24 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (15.56%) HP
3 6 (13.33%) Dell
4 4 (8.89%) Vertica
5 3 (6.67%) Oracle
5 3 (6.67%) EMC
5 3 (6.67%) Citrix
5 3 (6.67%) NetApp
6 2 (4.44%) Remedy
6 2 (4.44%) VMware
6 2 (4.44%) Cisco
7 1 (2.22%) Xamarin
7 1 (2.22%) Twitter
7 1 (2.22%) BMC
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