The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 54 74 84
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 35 31 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 3.08% 1.96% 0.085%
As % of the Cloud Services category 37.23% 31.96% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 19 1
Median daily rate £520 £413 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.06% -8.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £405 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £37.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-57.33% +44.23%
Microsoft Azure
West 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 Leeds region.

Cloud Services Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
94 97 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 8.28% 6.14% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 60 17
Median daily rate £525 £509 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.14% +35.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £340 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £565 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £448 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
+8.48% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-40.90% +52.77%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Leeds region citing Microsoft Azure as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Cloud Services category.

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

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

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 38 (44.19%) Microsoft
2 34 (39.53%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (37.21%) Windows
4 31 (36.05%) Active Directory
4 31 (36.05%) VMware
5 27 (31.40%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (31.40%) .NET
5 27 (31.40%) PowerShell
6 24 (27.91%) VMware Infrastructure
6 24 (27.91%) DevOps
7 21 (24.42%) Opscode Chef
7 21 (24.42%) Puppet
7 21 (24.42%) TDD
8 20 (23.26%) DNS
9 19 (22.09%) SQL Server
10 16 (18.60%) Office 365
10 16 (18.60%) Windows Server
11 15 (17.44%) Ansible
11 15 (17.44%) PaaS
11 15 (17.44%) Scrum
12 14 (16.28%) JavaScript
12 14 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (16.28%) Virtual Machines
13 13 (15.12%) Continuous Delivery
13 13 (15.12%) Visual Studio
13 13 (15.12%) VPN
14 12 (13.95%) Linux
14 12 (13.95%) Team Foundation Server
15 10 (11.63%) Release Management
15 10 (11.63%) Resource Management

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (11.63%) SharePoint
2 9 (10.47%) Apache
3 6 (6.98%) nginx
4 5 (5.81%) Cloud Foundry
4 5 (5.81%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (5.81%) Tomcat
5 4 (4.65%) Confluence
6 3 (3.49%) IIS
6 3 (3.49%) MS Exchange
6 3 (3.49%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.16%) CloudStack
7 1 (1.16%) CMS
7 1 (1.16%) Jetty
7 1 (1.16%) Mongrel
7 1 (1.16%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.16%) Site Server
7 1 (1.16%) Umbraco
7 1 (1.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (10.47%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.98%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 34 (39.53%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (18.60%) Office 365
3 15 (17.44%) PaaS
4 10 (11.63%) IaaS
5 8 (9.30%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (5.81%) SaaS
7 4 (4.65%) CloudBees
7 4 (4.65%) GitHub
7 4 (4.65%) OpenShift
8 1 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (1.16%) DigitalOcean
8 1 (1.16%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 20 (23.26%) DNS
2 13 (15.12%) VPN
3 4 (4.65%) OpenLDAP
4 2 (2.33%) Firewall
4 2 (2.33%) IP Telephony
4 2 (2.33%) MPLS
4 2 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.16%) Internet
5 1 (1.16%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (22.09%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.81%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.65%) Redis
3 4 (4.65%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (4.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.49%) MySQL
5 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.16%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.16%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.16%) Big Data
6 1 (1.16%) Biml
6 1 (1.16%) DTS
6 1 (1.16%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.16%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.16%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.16%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (15.12%) Visual Studio
2 12 (13.95%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (10.47%) Git (software)
3 9 (10.47%) JIRA
4 7 (8.14%) Jenkins
5 5 (5.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (5.81%) Bitbucket
5 5 (5.81%) JMeter
6 4 (4.65%) SonarQube
7 3 (3.49%) Travis CI
8 2 (2.33%) MSBuild
9 1 (1.16%) GoCD
9 1 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (1.16%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (5.81%) Finance
2 4 (4.65%) Advertising
2 4 (4.65%) Legal
2 4 (4.65%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.33%) Billing
3 2 (2.33%) Publishing
3 2 (2.33%) Retail
4 1 (1.16%) Banking
4 1 (1.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (22.09%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (19.77%) Architect
3 14 (16.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (15.12%) Developer
5 10 (11.63%) Azure Engineer
5 10 (11.63%) Consultant
6 7 (8.14%) Azure Architect
6 7 (8.14%) Cloud Engineer
6 7 (8.14%) Windows Engineer
7 6 (6.98%) Analyst
7 6 (6.98%) Technical Architect
8 5 (5.81%) Active Directory Engineer
8 5 (5.81%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.81%) PowerShell Engineer
8 5 (5.81%) SharePoint Consultant
9 4 (4.65%) AWS Engineer
9 4 (4.65%) Business Analyst
9 4 (4.65%) Cloud Architect
9 4 (4.65%) Telecoms Analyst
9 4 (4.65%) Telecoms Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (31.40%) .NET
2 6 (6.98%) SOAP
3 5 (5.81%) ASP.NET
3 5 (5.81%) JSON
4 4 (4.65%) LAPP Stack
4 4 (4.65%) React
4 4 (4.65%) REST
4 4 (4.65%) Spring
5 3 (3.49%) AngularJS
5 3 (3.49%) Spring Boot
5 3 (3.49%) WCF
5 3 (3.49%) Web Services
6 2 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (2.33%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (2.33%) CSS
6 2 (2.33%) HTML
6 2 (2.33%) Node.js
6 2 (2.33%) XML
7 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (1.16%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.30%) Data Centre
1 8 (9.30%) Public Cloud
1 8 (9.30%) Replication
1 8 (9.30%) User Experience
2 5 (5.81%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.65%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.49%) NHS
5 2 (2.33%) Derivative
6 1 (1.16%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.16%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.16%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.16%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 32 (37.21%) Windows
2 16 (18.60%) Windows Server
3 12 (13.95%) Linux
4 8 (9.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (6.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (6.98%) Ubuntu
5 6 (6.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.16%) CentOS
6 1 (1.16%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (31.40%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (27.91%) DevOps
3 21 (24.42%) TDD
4 15 (17.44%) Scrum
5 14 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (15.12%) Continuous Delivery
7 10 (11.63%) Release Management
7 10 (11.63%) Resource Management
7 10 (11.63%) Service Management
8 9 (10.47%) Microservices
8 9 (10.47%) Software Delivery
9 8 (9.30%) Configuration Management
9 8 (9.30%) Kanban
9 8 (9.30%) Open Source
10 7 (8.14%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (8.14%) Migration
10 7 (8.14%) Programme Management
10 7 (8.14%) Technical Analysis
11 6 (6.98%) BDD
11 6 (6.98%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 27 (31.40%) PowerShell
2 14 (16.28%) JavaScript
3 8 (9.30%) C#
3 8 (9.30%) Java
4 4 (4.65%) PHP
4 4 (4.65%) SQL
5 3 (3.49%) Ruby
6 2 (2.33%) Python
6 2 (2.33%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.16%) Go
7 1 (1.16%) Perl
7 1 (1.16%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (2.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.16%) MCAD
2 1 (1.16%) MCSD
2 1 (1.16%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.16%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 31 (36.05%) Active Directory
2 24 (27.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (16.28%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (6.98%) Docker
5 3 (3.49%) vSphere
6 2 (2.33%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.16%) Xen
Systems Management
1 21 (24.42%) Opscode Chef
1 21 (24.42%) Puppet
2 15 (17.44%) Ansible
3 4 (4.65%) Nagios
3 4 (4.65%) SCCM
4 3 (3.49%) SCOM
5 1 (1.16%) Packer
5 1 (1.16%) Terraform
Vendors
1 38 (44.19%) Microsoft
2 31 (36.05%) VMware
3 8 (9.30%) Dell
4 5 (5.81%) Atlassian
4 5 (5.81%) Splunk
5 3 (3.49%) Brocade
5 3 (3.49%) Oracle
6 2 (2.33%) Cisco
6 2 (2.33%) Citrix
6 2 (2.33%) EMC
6 2 (2.33%) F5
6 2 (2.33%) MuleSoft
6 2 (2.33%) NetApp
7 1 (1.16%) Rackspace
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