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 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 118 126 116
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 29 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.80% 0.17% 0.12%
As % of the Cloud Services category 16.29% 8.77% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 1 2
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£350 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £300 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £300 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.31% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 -
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -
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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
178 57 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.90% 1.89% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 22 13
Average daily rate £365 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.80% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £494 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £388 £293
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +32.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -3.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £15.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+48.38% -53.03%

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 July 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 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
Cheshire +3 10 £350 - 4
Merseyside - 9 £303 - 3
Manchester -7 5 £313 +4.16% 17
Lancashire - 1 - - 1
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 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 46 (63.89%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (40.28%) Microsoft
3 25 (34.72%) Active Directory
4 23 (31.94%) Windows
5 15 (20.83%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (16.67%) Hyper-V
6 12 (16.67%) UNIX
7 10 (13.89%) CSS
8 9 (12.50%) Web Services
8 9 (12.50%) SOA
8 9 (12.50%) SCCM
8 9 (12.50%) TOGAF
9 8 (11.11%) Migration
9 8 (11.11%) Local Government
9 8 (11.11%) OAuth
9 8 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (11.11%) SharePoint
9 8 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (11.11%) Citrix
9 8 (11.11%) SAML
9 8 (11.11%) Open Source
9 8 (11.11%) CSS3
9 8 (11.11%) Mobile App
10 7 (9.72%) SCOrch
10 7 (9.72%) DHCP
10 7 (9.72%) VMware
11 6 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (8.33%) Linux
11 6 (8.33%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 6 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 8 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (4.17%) Lync
4 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.78%) IIS
4 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (2.78%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.78%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (1.39%) Liferay
5 1 (1.39%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.39%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.39%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (6.94%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.39%) SAP APO
3 1 (1.39%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 46 (63.89%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.94%) Office 365
3 4 (5.56%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (4.17%) IaaS
5 1 (1.39%) SoftLayer
5 1 (1.39%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.39%) SaaS
5 1 (1.39%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (1.39%) CloudFront
5 1 (1.39%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.72%) DHCP
2 5 (6.94%) DNS
2 5 (6.94%) SAN
3 3 (4.17%) LAN
3 3 (4.17%) WAN
3 3 (4.17%) Network Security
4 2 (2.78%) Firewall
4 2 (2.78%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.39%) DMZ
5 1 (1.39%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (6.94%) MongoDB
3 4 (5.56%) Hadoop
4 3 (4.17%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.78%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.39%) RavenDB
6 1 (1.39%) Event Store
6 1 (1.39%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 2 (2.78%) TeamCity
1 2 (2.78%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.78%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (1.39%) Hudson
2 1 (1.39%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (11.11%) Local Government
2 3 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (2.78%) Banking
4 1 (1.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (50.00%) Architect
2 7 (9.72%) Solutions Architect
2 7 (9.72%) Administrator
3 6 (8.33%) Cloud Architect
4 5 (6.94%) Developer
4 5 (6.94%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (5.56%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 4 (5.56%) Linux Administrator
5 4 (5.56%) Applications Architect
6 3 (4.17%) Wintel Architect
6 3 (4.17%) Team Leader
7 2 (2.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (2.78%) .NET Developer
7 2 (2.78%) Analyst
7 2 (2.78%) Consultant
7 2 (2.78%) SharePoint Administrator
7 2 (2.78%) Senior Architect
8 1 (1.39%) Automation Team Leader
8 1 (1.39%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.89%) CSS
2 9 (12.50%) Web Services
3 8 (11.11%) SAML
3 8 (11.11%) OAuth
3 8 (11.11%) CSS3
4 6 (8.33%) .NET
5 4 (5.56%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.78%) jQuery
6 2 (2.78%) HTML
7 1 (1.39%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (1.39%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (1.39%) RESTful
7 1 (1.39%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 5 (6.94%) Clustering
3 3 (4.17%) Replication
4 2 (2.78%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.39%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 23 (31.94%) Windows
2 12 (16.67%) UNIX
3 6 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (8.33%) Linux
3 6 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (6.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.78%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.78%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.39%) Android
7 1 (1.39%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.83%) Stakeholder Management
1 15 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (12.50%) TOGAF
2 9 (12.50%) SOA
3 8 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (11.11%) Open Source
3 8 (11.11%) Migration
4 5 (6.94%) E-Commerce
4 5 (6.94%) Server Building
5 4 (5.56%) CRM
5 4 (5.56%) Load Balancing
6 3 (4.17%) Process Architecture
6 3 (4.17%) Project Management
6 3 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (2.78%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (2.78%) DevOps
7 2 (2.78%) Mentoring
7 2 (2.78%) People Management
7 2 (2.78%) Information Architecture
7 2 (2.78%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.94%) C#
1 5 (6.94%) Ruby
1 5 (6.94%) Bash Shell
2 4 (5.56%) Perl
2 4 (5.56%) SQL
2 4 (5.56%) AWK
3 3 (4.17%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (2.78%) Degree
1 2 (2.78%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 25 (34.72%) Active Directory
2 12 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.17%) HDFS
4 2 (2.78%) DFS Replication
5 1 (1.39%) Firmware
5 1 (1.39%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.39%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (12.50%) SCCM
2 7 (9.72%) SCOrch
3 5 (6.94%) Puppet
3 5 (6.94%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (5.56%) Salt
5 2 (2.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (1.39%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 29 (40.28%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.11%) Citrix
3 7 (9.72%) VMware
4 4 (5.56%) Google
4 4 (5.56%) Red Hat
4 4 (5.56%) Vertica
5 3 (4.17%) EMC
5 3 (4.17%) NetApp
6 2 (2.78%) HP
6 2 (2.78%) Oracle
6 2 (2.78%) Remedy
7 1 (1.39%) Twitter
7 1 (1.39%) Xamarin
7 1 (1.39%) SAP
7 1 (1.39%) Dell
7 1 (1.39%) BMC
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