The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 31 42 -
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 4 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 1.39% 1.22% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 36.36% 35.71% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 0
Average daily rate £500 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 -
% change year-on-year
+34.61% -
Microsoft Azure
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the Northamptonshire region.

Cloud Services Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
11 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 3.83% 3.41% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 1
Average daily rate £400 £325 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -45.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £19.00 £16.86
% change year-on-year
+2.60% +12.67%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Northamptonshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Cloud Services category.

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Northamptonshire region.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Microsoft Azure
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

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 Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Northampton +14 4 £500 +42.85% 3
Kettering - 2 £500 -
Microsoft Azure
East Midlands

Microsoft Azure
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 8 (80.00%) C#
2 7 (70.00%) .NET
2 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (60.00%) SQL
4 4 (40.00%) T-SQL
4 4 (40.00%) WCF
4 4 (40.00%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (30.00%) REST
5 3 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (30.00%) TDD
5 3 (30.00%) MVC
5 3 (30.00%) SOLID
6 2 (20.00%) CMS
6 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (20.00%) Office 365
6 2 (20.00%) PaaS
7 1 (10.00%) BPMN
7 1 (10.00%) Software Asset Management
7 1 (10.00%) IT Asset Management
7 1 (10.00%) UML
7 1 (10.00%) Asset Management

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 2 (20.00%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Office 365
1 2 (20.00%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Developer
2 4 (40.00%) Azure Developer
3 3 (30.00%) .NET Architect
3 3 (30.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Architect
3 3 (30.00%) C# Developer
4 2 (20.00%) .NET Technical Architect
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Technical Architect
4 2 (20.00%) T-SQL Developer
5 1 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Cloud Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Software Asset Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (70.00%) .NET
2 4 (40.00%) WCF
3 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (30.00%) REST
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) MVC
2 3 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (30.00%) SOLID
2 3 (30.00%) TDD
3 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (10.00%) BPMN
4 1 (10.00%) IT Asset Management
4 1 (10.00%) Software Asset Management
4 1 (10.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) C#
2 6 (60.00%) SQL
3 4 (40.00%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft