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 16 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 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 128 113 131
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +18
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 10 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.31% 0.16% 0.13%
As % of the Cloud Services category 13.51% 23.53% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 1
Average daily rate £350 £320 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -5.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £15.00
Cloud Services Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
74 17 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.29% 0.69% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 8 17
Average daily rate £400 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £430 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £16.53 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £15.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -38.00%
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 16 April 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 16 April 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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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
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Job
Vacancies
Cheshire - 7 £413 -
Manchester - 3 £350 - 3
Cumbria - - - - 1
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 17 (70.83%) C#
1 17 (70.83%) .NET
1 17 (70.83%) ASP.NET
1 17 (70.83%) Windows
1 17 (70.83%) Microsoft
2 15 (62.50%) .NET Framework
3 13 (54.17%) MVC
4 12 (50.00%) SQL
5 11 (45.83%) N-Tier
6 10 (41.67%) OO
6 10 (41.67%) WinForms
6 10 (41.67%) WCF
6 10 (41.67%) WPF
6 10 (41.67%) Silverlight
6 10 (41.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (37.50%) TDD
7 9 (37.50%) HTML
8 8 (33.33%) jQuery
8 8 (33.33%) Multithreading
8 8 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (29.17%) HTML5
9 7 (29.17%) Software Engineering
10 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
11 5 (20.83%) Unit Testing
11 5 (20.83%) DevExpress
11 5 (20.83%) ASP.NET MVC 2
11 5 (20.83%) Razor View Engine
11 5 (20.83%) Windows Identity Foundation
11 5 (20.83%) KnockoutJS
12 4 (16.67%) SharePoint

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 3 (12.50%) IIS
2 3 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (8.33%) IaaS
2 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) Firewall
1 3 (12.50%) SSL
1 3 (12.50%) Internet
1 3 (12.50%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.17%) Couchbase
2 1 (4.17%) RavenDB
2 1 (4.17%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) NMock
2 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (4.17%) Retail
1 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (54.17%) Developer
2 5 (20.83%) .NET Developer
2 5 (20.83%) C# Developer
2 5 (20.83%) Software Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
3 4 (16.67%) Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) Security Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (8.33%) WPF Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Web Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Applications Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.17%) C# Software Developer
6 1 (4.17%) SharePoint Developer
6 1 (4.17%) SharePoint Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) .NET Software Developer
6 1 (4.17%) SharePoint Architect
6 1 (4.17%) User Experience Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (70.83%) .NET
1 17 (70.83%) ASP.NET
2 15 (62.50%) .NET Framework
3 10 (41.67%) WinForms
3 10 (41.67%) WCF
3 10 (41.67%) WPF
3 10 (41.67%) Silverlight
3 10 (41.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 9 (37.50%) HTML
5 8 (33.33%) jQuery
6 7 (29.17%) HTML5
7 5 (20.83%) ASP.NET MVC 2
7 5 (20.83%) Razor View Engine
7 5 (20.83%) Windows Identity Foundation
7 5 (20.83%) KnockoutJS
8 4 (16.67%) CSS
9 3 (12.50%) JSP
9 3 (12.50%) LAMP
10 2 (8.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 2 (8.33%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 11 (45.83%) N-Tier
2 8 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.17%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 17 (70.83%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) MVC
2 10 (41.67%) OO
3 9 (37.50%) TDD
4 8 (33.33%) Multithreading
5 7 (29.17%) Software Engineering
6 5 (20.83%) Unit Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Web Development
7 3 (12.50%) Information Security
7 3 (12.50%) OWASP
7 3 (12.50%) Data Protection
8 2 (8.33%) Stress Testing
9 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (4.17%) OOD
9 1 (4.17%) OOP
9 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce
9 1 (4.17%) ERP
9 1 (4.17%) Performance Testing
9 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (4.17%) Workflow
9 1 (4.17%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 17 (70.83%) C#
2 12 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 17 (70.83%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.83%) DevExpress
3 3 (12.50%) Akamai
3 3 (12.50%) Typemock
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