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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 136 126 134
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 22 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.57% 0.20% 0.074%
As % of the Cloud Services category 11.96% 8.70% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 1
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£320 £700 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-54.28% +133.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £17.50 -
% change year-on-year
+122.85% -
Microsoft Azure
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
184 69 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.81% 2.30% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 27 17
Average daily rate £425 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £330 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £605 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £376 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.31% +25.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £16.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -50.00%

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
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 31 July 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 - 10 £303 - 3
Manchester -5 5 £310 -11.42% 16
Cheshire -6 5 £350 - 6
Lancashire - 1 - - 1
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 45 (65.22%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (43.48%) Microsoft
3 24 (34.78%) Active Directory
4 20 (28.99%) Windows
5 15 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (15.94%) Hyper-V
7 10 (14.49%) CSS
7 10 (14.49%) Web Services
7 10 (14.49%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (13.04%) SCCM
9 8 (11.59%) OAuth
9 8 (11.59%) Open Source
9 8 (11.59%) VMware
9 8 (11.59%) Local Government
9 8 (11.59%) Citrix
9 8 (11.59%) SAML
9 8 (11.59%) Linux
9 8 (11.59%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (11.59%) UNIX
9 8 (11.59%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (11.59%) SOA
9 8 (11.59%) CSS3
9 8 (11.59%) Mobile App
10 7 (10.14%) DHCP
10 7 (10.14%) Migration
10 7 (10.14%) Google
10 7 (10.14%) TOGAF
11 6 (8.70%) Ruby
11 6 (8.70%) Clustering
11 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 6 (8.70%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.80%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (4.35%) Lync
4 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.90%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.90%) IIS
4 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (2.90%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.90%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (1.45%) Liferay
5 1 (1.45%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.45%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.45%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.80%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.45%) SAP APO
2 1 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 45 (65.22%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (8.70%) Google Cloud Platform
3 5 (7.25%) Office 365
4 4 (5.80%) IaaS
5 2 (2.90%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (2.90%) SaaS
5 2 (2.90%) PaaS
5 2 (2.90%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (2.90%) Google App Engine
6 1 (1.45%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (1.45%) CloudFront
6 1 (1.45%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.45%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.14%) DHCP
2 6 (8.70%) DNS
3 4 (5.80%) SAN
4 3 (4.35%) Network Security
5 2 (2.90%) Firewall
5 2 (2.90%) DMZ
5 2 (2.90%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.90%) LAN
5 2 (2.90%) WAN
6 1 (1.45%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.59%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (7.25%) MongoDB
3 4 (5.80%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.90%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.90%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.45%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.45%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (1.45%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.45%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (11.59%) Local Government
2 3 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (2.90%) Banking
4 1 (1.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (49.28%) Architect
2 7 (10.14%) Administrator
3 6 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
3 6 (8.70%) Developer
3 6 (8.70%) Cloud Architect
4 5 (7.25%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (5.80%) Applications Architect
5 4 (5.80%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 4 (5.80%) Linux Administrator
6 3 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (4.35%) Consultant
6 3 (4.35%) .NET Developer
6 3 (4.35%) Team Leader
6 3 (4.35%) Wintel Architect
6 3 (4.35%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (2.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (2.90%) Analyst
7 2 (2.90%) Project Manager
7 2 (2.90%) SharePoint Administrator
7 2 (2.90%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.49%) CSS
1 10 (14.49%) Web Services
2 8 (11.59%) SAML
2 8 (11.59%) OAuth
2 8 (11.59%) CSS3
3 6 (8.70%) .NET
4 4 (5.80%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.90%) jQuery
5 2 (2.90%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.90%) HTML
5 2 (2.90%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (1.45%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (1.45%) RESTful
6 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.59%) Mobile App
2 6 (8.70%) Clustering
3 3 (4.35%) Replication
4 2 (2.90%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.45%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 20 (28.99%) Windows
2 8 (11.59%) Linux
2 8 (11.59%) UNIX
3 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (7.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (5.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.90%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.90%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.45%) Android
7 1 (1.45%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (14.49%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (11.59%) SOA
3 8 (11.59%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (11.59%) Open Source
4 7 (10.14%) Migration
4 7 (10.14%) TOGAF
5 5 (7.25%) E-Commerce
5 5 (7.25%) Server Building
6 4 (5.80%) Load Balancing
7 3 (4.35%) Process Architecture
7 3 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (4.35%) CRM
7 3 (4.35%) Project Management
7 3 (4.35%) DevOps
8 2 (2.90%) Mentoring
8 2 (2.90%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (2.90%) Security Patching
8 2 (2.90%) Change Management
8 2 (2.90%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.70%) Perl
1 6 (8.70%) Ruby
1 6 (8.70%) Bash Shell
2 5 (7.25%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.80%) C#
3 4 (5.80%) SQL
4 3 (4.35%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.90%) Python
5 2 (2.90%) Java
6 1 (1.45%) AWK
6 1 (1.45%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (2.90%) Degree
1 2 (2.90%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) QA
System Software
1 24 (34.78%) Active Directory
2 11 (15.94%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.35%) HDFS
4 2 (2.90%) DFS Replication
4 2 (2.90%) Firmware
5 1 (1.45%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.45%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (13.04%) SCCM
2 6 (8.70%) Puppet
2 6 (8.70%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (5.80%) Salt
4 3 (4.35%) SCOrch
5 2 (2.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (2.90%) Ansible
5 2 (2.90%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 30 (43.48%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.59%) Citrix
2 8 (11.59%) VMware
3 7 (10.14%) Google
4 4 (5.80%) Vertica
4 4 (5.80%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.90%) EMC
5 2 (2.90%) NetApp
5 2 (2.90%) HP
6 1 (1.45%) Dell
6 1 (1.45%) Oracle
6 1 (1.45%) SAP
6 1 (1.45%) Rackspace
6 1 (1.45%) Xamarin
6 1 (1.45%) Twitter
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