The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 64 92 68
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -24
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 48 11 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 2.37% 0.63% 2.02%
As % of the Cloud Services category 34.04% 16.92% 45.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 10 20
Average daily rate £350 £406 £352
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.73% +15.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £393 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £415 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -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
Yorkshire

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

Cloud Services Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
141 65 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 6.97% 3.71% 4.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 50 49
Average daily rate £425 £400 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £305 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £97.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £16.86
% change year-on-year
-2.52% +18.60%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

Microsoft Azure
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 8 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
Leeds +17 36 £343 -15.58% 11
Bradford - 9 £600 - 3
Wakefield - 1 £350 -
Microsoft Azure
Yorkshire

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 38 (46.34%) Microsoft
2 28 (34.15%) C#
3 27 (32.93%) .NET
4 26 (31.71%) SQL
5 25 (30.49%) Amazon AWS
6 22 (26.83%) SQL Server
6 22 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (24.39%) Windows
8 15 (18.29%) MS Excel
8 15 (18.29%) Oracle
8 15 (18.29%) JavaScript
9 14 (17.07%) Google
9 14 (17.07%) WCF
10 13 (15.85%) PowerShell
10 13 (15.85%) MVC
10 13 (15.85%) Migration
10 13 (15.85%) VMware
10 13 (15.85%) HTML
10 13 (15.85%) CSS
11 12 (14.63%) Java
11 12 (14.63%) Active Directory
11 12 (14.63%) REST
12 11 (13.41%) Puppet
12 11 (13.41%) Node.js
12 11 (13.41%) AngularJS
12 11 (13.41%) Git (software)
12 11 (13.41%) Data Centre
12 11 (13.41%) Windows Server
13 10 (12.20%) Swagger
13 10 (12.20%) Team Foundation Server

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 11 (13.41%) Node.js
2 9 (10.98%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.88%) CMS
3 4 (4.88%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (3.66%) OpenStack
5 2 (2.44%) Skype for Business
5 2 (2.44%) Umbraco
6 1 (1.22%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (18.29%) MS Excel
2 9 (10.98%) MS Office
3 8 (9.76%) MS Project
4 7 (8.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (8.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 25 (30.49%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (10.98%) Office 365
3 8 (9.76%) IaaS
4 7 (8.54%) PaaS
4 7 (8.54%) SaaS
5 4 (4.88%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (3.66%) Amazon S3
7 2 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (2.44%) Google App Engine
7 2 (2.44%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.76%) Firewall
2 4 (4.88%) IP Telephony
2 4 (4.88%) LAN
2 4 (4.88%) WAN
3 3 (3.66%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (2.44%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (2.44%) Intranet
4 2 (2.44%) Skype
5 1 (1.22%) Extranet
5 1 (1.22%) FWSM
5 1 (1.22%) MPLS
5 1 (1.22%) Network Security
5 1 (1.22%) SAN
5 1 (1.22%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.22%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (26.83%) SQL Server
2 10 (12.20%) Oracle Database
3 9 (10.98%) Amazon RDS
4 8 (9.76%) Azure SQL Database
4 8 (9.76%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (9.76%) MS Access
4 8 (9.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (8.54%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (8.54%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (6.10%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.22%) Informix
7 1 (1.22%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.22%) MySQL
7 1 (1.22%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.22%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.22%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (13.41%) Git (software)
2 10 (12.20%) Cucumber
2 10 (12.20%) JUnit
2 10 (12.20%) NUnit
2 10 (12.20%) Selenium
2 10 (12.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (8.54%) Jenkins
4 5 (6.10%) SpecFlow
5 2 (2.44%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.44%) Vagrant
5 2 (2.44%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.22%) Bower
6 1 (1.22%) eggPlant
6 1 (1.22%) Grunt
6 1 (1.22%) gulp
6 1 (1.22%) Toad
General
1 7 (8.54%) Finance
1 7 (8.54%) Retail
2 4 (4.88%) Games
3 3 (3.66%) Legal
4 2 (2.44%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.22%) Advertising
5 1 (1.22%) Law
Job Titles
1 23 (28.05%) Architect
2 20 (24.39%) Developer
3 14 (17.07%) Solutions Architect
4 12 (14.63%) .NET Developer
5 5 (6.10%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 4 (4.88%) Analyst
6 4 (4.88%) Azure Developer
6 4 (4.88%) Business Intelligence Specialist
6 4 (4.88%) Consultant
6 4 (4.88%) Development Specialist
6 4 (4.88%) Network Architect
6 4 (4.88%) SQL Developer
7 3 (3.66%) AWS Consultant
7 3 (3.66%) Azure Engineer
7 3 (3.66%) Cloud Consultant
7 3 (3.66%) Cloud Engineer
7 3 (3.66%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (3.66%) Technical Architect
7 3 (3.66%) Windows Engineer
7 3 (3.66%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (32.93%) .NET
2 14 (17.07%) WCF
3 13 (15.85%) CSS
3 13 (15.85%) HTML
4 12 (14.63%) REST
5 11 (13.41%) AngularJS
6 10 (12.20%) .NET Framework
6 10 (12.20%) PhoneGap
6 10 (12.20%) Swagger
7 8 (9.76%) Entity Framework
8 7 (8.54%) WinForms
9 5 (6.10%) Middleware
9 5 (6.10%) Web Services
10 4 (4.88%) ASP.NET
10 4 (4.88%) Express
11 3 (3.66%) jQuery
11 3 (3.66%) OAuth
12 2 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC
12 2 (2.44%) HTML5
12 2 (2.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.41%) Data Centre
2 7 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.66%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.44%) NHS
5 1 (1.22%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.22%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.22%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.22%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 20 (24.39%) Windows
2 11 (13.41%) Windows Server
3 10 (12.20%) Android
4 7 (8.54%) Linux
5 6 (7.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.22%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (15.85%) Migration
2 13 (15.85%) MVC
3 10 (12.20%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (10.98%) ITIL
4 9 (10.98%) Microservices
5 8 (9.76%) SOA
6 7 (8.54%) Data Validation
6 7 (8.54%) DevOps
6 7 (8.54%) ETL
6 7 (8.54%) Project Management
6 7 (8.54%) Validation
7 6 (7.32%) TDD
8 5 (6.10%) Analytics
8 5 (6.10%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (4.88%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (4.88%) Network Design
10 3 (3.66%) Open Source
10 3 (3.66%) Scrum
10 3 (3.66%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (34.15%) C#
2 26 (31.71%) SQL
3 15 (18.29%) JavaScript
4 13 (15.85%) PowerShell
5 12 (14.63%) Java
6 8 (9.76%) VB.NET
7 5 (6.10%) PL/SQL
7 5 (6.10%) Ruby
8 3 (3.66%) Bash Shell
8 3 (3.66%) Perl
8 3 (3.66%) Python
9 2 (2.44%) VB
10 1 (1.22%) PHP
10 1 (1.22%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.22%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.22%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (3.66%) CCNP
1 3 (3.66%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.44%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.22%) AWS Certification
3 1 (1.22%) ISEB
3 1 (1.22%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.54%) QA
2 3 (3.66%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (14.63%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.10%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.66%) Firmware
4 3 (3.66%) vCloud
5 2 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.44%) vSphere
6 1 (1.22%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.22%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 11 (13.41%) Puppet
2 6 (7.32%) Ansible
2 6 (7.32%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (6.10%) SCCM
4 2 (2.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (2.44%) Opsview
4 2 (2.44%) SCOM
Vendors
1 38 (46.34%) Microsoft
2 15 (18.29%) Oracle
3 14 (17.07%) Google
4 13 (15.85%) VMware
5 5 (6.10%) Cisco
6 4 (4.88%) Citrix
6 4 (4.88%) Sitecore
7 3 (3.66%) RightScale
8 2 (2.44%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.44%) EPiServer
8 2 (2.44%) Rackspace
8 2 (2.44%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.44%) SaltStack
9 1 (1.22%) Barracuda Networks
9 1 (1.22%) F5
9 1 (1.22%) HP
9 1 (1.22%) iManage