The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 123 - 109
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 17 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.60% - 0.37%
As % of the Cloud Services category 13.93% - 8.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 0 3
Average daily rate
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£400 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £378 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.64% -2.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 -
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
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 Yorkshire region.

Cloud Services Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
122 50 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 4.33% 1.99% 4.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 22 67
Average daily rate £375 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £10.50 £23.36
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -55.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £12.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -51.92%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Microsoft Azure
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 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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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
West Yorkshire - 8 £375 - 8
South Yorkshire - 6 £400 - 1
North Yorkshire - 2 £320 - 2
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 19 (61.29%) .NET
2 17 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (45.16%) TDD
4 12 (38.71%) Windows
5 11 (35.48%) JavaScript
5 11 (35.48%) SQL
5 11 (35.48%) Scrum
5 11 (35.48%) MVC
6 10 (32.26%) .NET Framework
7 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
8 8 (25.81%) Git (software)
9 7 (22.58%) DevOps
9 7 (22.58%) Java
10 6 (19.35%) C#
10 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
10 6 (19.35%) Linux
10 6 (19.35%) Data Management
10 6 (19.35%) Salt
10 6 (19.35%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (19.35%) Docker
10 6 (19.35%) Microservices
10 6 (19.35%) Graphite
10 6 (19.35%) Private Cloud
10 6 (19.35%) Splunk
10 6 (19.35%) Kafka
10 6 (19.35%) Jenkins
10 6 (19.35%) Bash Shell
10 6 (19.35%) CouchDB
10 6 (19.35%) Puppet
10 6 (19.35%) MongoDB

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (3.23%) NServiceBus
1 1 (3.23%) Umbraco
1 1 (3.23%) Joomla!
1 1 (3.23%) CMS
1 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.23%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Office 365
1 3 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) Skype
2 1 (3.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
1 6 (19.35%) CouchDB
1 6 (19.35%) MongoDB
1 6 (19.35%) NoSQL
2 2 (6.45%) MySQL
2 2 (6.45%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (6.45%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.23%) Data Mining
3 1 (3.23%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (25.81%) Git (software)
2 6 (19.35%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (6.45%) PHPUnit
4 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (12.90%) Games
2 3 (9.68%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (67.74%) Developer
2 13 (41.94%) .NET Developer
3 8 (25.81%) Agile .NET Developer
4 6 (19.35%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (6.45%) C# Developer
5 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (6.45%) PHP Developer
5 2 (6.45%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (6.45%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (3.23%) AWS Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Principal Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Active Directory Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) Front-End Developer
6 1 (3.23%) iOS Developer
6 1 (3.23%) SQL Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (3.23%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (61.29%) .NET
2 10 (32.26%) .NET Framework
3 6 (19.35%) Kafka
3 6 (19.35%) RabbitMQ
4 5 (16.13%) HTML
5 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET
5 4 (12.90%) CSS
5 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (9.68%) WCF
7 2 (6.45%) React
7 2 (6.45%) MSMQ
7 2 (6.45%) HTML5
7 2 (6.45%) jQuery
7 2 (6.45%) CSLA.NET
7 2 (6.45%) RESTful
7 2 (6.45%) Laravel
7 2 (6.45%) Sass
7 2 (6.45%) Ember.js
7 2 (6.45%) AngularJS
8 1 (3.23%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Private Cloud
2 4 (12.90%) Online Games
3 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.23%) Open Source
4 1 (3.23%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 12 (38.71%) Windows
2 6 (19.35%) Linux
2 6 (19.35%) CentOS
2 6 (19.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (6.45%) Windows Phone
4 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (45.16%) TDD
3 11 (35.48%) Scrum
3 11 (35.48%) MVC
4 7 (22.58%) DevOps
5 6 (19.35%) Data Management
5 6 (19.35%) Microservices
6 4 (12.90%) OO
7 3 (9.68%) BDD
7 3 (9.68%) Workflow
8 2 (6.45%) ITIL
8 2 (6.45%) Migration
8 2 (6.45%) Pair Programming
8 2 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (6.45%) OO PHP
9 1 (3.23%) Logical Data Model
9 1 (3.23%) Mobile Development
9 1 (3.23%) People Management
9 1 (3.23%) iOS Development
9 1 (3.23%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 11 (35.48%) JavaScript
1 11 (35.48%) SQL
2 7 (22.58%) Java
3 6 (19.35%) C#
3 6 (19.35%) Bash Shell
4 3 (9.68%) PHP
5 2 (6.45%) VB.NET
6 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 6 (19.35%) Docker
2 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (19.35%) Salt
1 6 (19.35%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (19.35%) Graphite
1 6 (19.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
2 6 (19.35%) Splunk
3 1 (3.23%) DevExpress
3 1 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
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