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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 56 58 77
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +19
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 33 32 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 3.02% 2.32% 1.06%
As % of the Cloud Services category 35.48% 29.09% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 30 10
Median daily rate £475 £333 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -18.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £393
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £453 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £35.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-57.85% +34.61%

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
93 110 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 8.51% 7.98% 5.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 85 43
Median daily rate £410 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £323 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £96.05 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-12.79% -13.35%

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 26 February 2017.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 35 (50.72%) Microsoft
2 21 (30.43%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (28.99%) Office 365
3 20 (28.99%) Active Directory
3 20 (28.99%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (27.54%) Windows
5 17 (24.64%) VMware
6 15 (21.74%) JavaScript
7 14 (20.29%) SQL Server
8 13 (18.84%) Linux
8 13 (18.84%) DevOps
8 13 (18.84%) Windows Server
9 12 (17.39%) Azure Active Directory
9 12 (17.39%) Docker
9 12 (17.39%) PaaS
9 12 (17.39%) Java
10 11 (15.94%) Apache
10 11 (15.94%) DNS
10 11 (15.94%) Open Source
10 11 (15.94%) Splunk
11 10 (14.49%) IaaS
11 10 (14.49%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (14.49%) Scrum
11 10 (14.49%) Data Centre
12 9 (13.04%) JIRA
12 9 (13.04%) PHP
13 8 (11.59%) .NET
13 8 (11.59%) Tomcat
13 8 (11.59%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (11.59%) Dell

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 11 (15.94%) Apache
2 8 (11.59%) Tomcat
3 7 (10.14%) SharePoint
4 5 (7.25%) IIS
5 4 (5.80%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (5.80%) nginx
6 3 (4.35%) Confluence
6 3 (4.35%) Skype for Business
7 2 (2.90%) CMS
7 2 (2.90%) MS Exchange
7 2 (2.90%) OpenStack
7 2 (2.90%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (2.90%) Umbraco
8 1 (1.45%) CloudStack
8 1 (1.45%) EPiServer
8 1 (1.45%) Jetty
8 1 (1.45%) Mongrel
8 1 (1.45%) Site Server
8 1 (1.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (8.70%) MS Excel
1 6 (8.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (30.43%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (28.99%) Office 365
3 12 (17.39%) Azure Active Directory
3 12 (17.39%) PaaS
4 10 (14.49%) IaaS
5 5 (7.25%) SaaS
6 3 (4.35%) CloudBees
6 3 (4.35%) GitHub
6 3 (4.35%) OpenShift
7 1 (1.45%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (1.45%) DigitalOcean
7 1 (1.45%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.94%) DNS
2 7 (10.14%) OpenLDAP
3 5 (7.25%) Firewall
3 5 (7.25%) LAN
4 2 (2.90%) IP Telephony
4 2 (2.90%) MPLS
4 2 (2.90%) SAN
4 2 (2.90%) VPN
4 2 (2.90%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.45%) DHCP
5 1 (1.45%) Internet
5 1 (1.45%) Network Security
5 1 (1.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.29%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.59%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (10.14%) Redis
4 5 (7.25%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (7.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (5.80%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (5.80%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (5.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (4.35%) MySQL
7 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.45%) Apache Hive
8 1 (1.45%) Big Data
8 1 (1.45%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.45%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.45%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (13.04%) JIRA
2 7 (10.14%) JMeter
3 6 (8.70%) Git (software)
3 6 (8.70%) Jenkins
4 5 (7.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (7.25%) Bitbucket
5 3 (4.35%) SonarQube
6 2 (2.90%) MSBuild
6 2 (2.90%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.45%) Ant
7 1 (1.45%) GoCD
7 1 (1.45%) Hudson
7 1 (1.45%) Maven
7 1 (1.45%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.45%) Subversion
7 1 (1.45%) Travis CI
7 1 (1.45%) Vagrant
General
1 6 (8.70%) Finance
2 3 (4.35%) Advertising
2 3 (4.35%) Retail
3 2 (2.90%) Billing
3 2 (2.90%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.45%) Games
Job Titles
1 27 (39.13%) Architect
2 11 (15.94%) Technical Architect
3 10 (14.49%) Azure Architect
4 9 (13.04%) Consultant
4 9 (13.04%) DevOps Engineer
5 7 (10.14%) Cloud Architect
5 7 (10.14%) Developer
6 6 (8.70%) Azure Engineer
7 5 (7.25%) Infrastructure Architect
7 5 (7.25%) Security Consultant
7 5 (7.25%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (7.25%) Windows Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) .NET Developer
8 4 (5.80%) Cloud Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) Information Security Consultant
8 4 (5.80%) Information Security Specialist
8 4 (5.80%) Information Specialist
8 4 (5.80%) PCI DSS Consultant
8 4 (5.80%) PCI DSS Specialist
8 4 (5.80%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.59%) .NET
2 7 (10.14%) LAPP Stack
3 4 (5.80%) ASP.NET
3 4 (5.80%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (5.80%) JSON
3 4 (5.80%) SOAP
4 3 (4.35%) AngularJS
4 3 (4.35%) REST
4 3 (4.35%) Spring
4 3 (4.35%) Spring Boot
5 2 (2.90%) .NET Core
6 1 (1.45%) Ajax
6 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.45%) CSS
6 1 (1.45%) CSS3
6 1 (1.45%) HTML
6 1 (1.45%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (1.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (1.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.49%) Data Centre
2 7 (10.14%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (7.25%) NHS
3 5 (7.25%) User Experience
4 4 (5.80%) Client/Server
4 4 (5.80%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.35%) Mobile App
5 3 (4.35%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.90%) Derivative
6 2 (2.90%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.45%) Clustering
7 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.45%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.45%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.45%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 19 (27.54%) Windows
2 13 (18.84%) Linux
2 13 (18.84%) Windows Server
3 8 (11.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (5.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (5.80%) Ubuntu
4 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.35%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.45%) CentOS
6 1 (1.45%) Unix
6 1 (1.45%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (28.99%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (18.84%) DevOps
3 11 (15.94%) Open Source
4 10 (14.49%) Scrum
5 8 (11.59%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (11.59%) Migration
5 8 (11.59%) Technical Architecture
6 7 (10.14%) Load Balancing
6 7 (10.14%) Performance Testing
7 6 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (8.70%) Microservices
7 6 (8.70%) MVC
7 6 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (8.70%) Translating Business Requirements
8 5 (7.25%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (7.25%) Identity Management
8 5 (7.25%) Kanban
9 4 (5.80%) Information Security
9 4 (5.80%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 15 (21.74%) JavaScript
2 12 (17.39%) Java
3 9 (13.04%) PHP
4 7 (10.14%) PowerShell
5 6 (8.70%) SQL
6 5 (7.25%) C#
7 3 (4.35%) Python
8 2 (2.90%) Ruby
9 1 (1.45%) Go
9 1 (1.45%) Perl
9 1 (1.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (5.80%) PCI QSA
1 4 (5.80%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.25%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.90%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.45%) Data Quality
System Software
1 20 (28.99%) Active Directory
2 12 (17.39%) Docker
3 10 (14.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (5.80%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.90%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (2.90%) vSphere
6 1 (1.45%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (10.14%) Nagios
2 5 (7.25%) SCCM
3 4 (5.80%) Puppet
4 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (4.35%) SCOM
5 2 (2.90%) Ansible
6 1 (1.45%) Packer
6 1 (1.45%) Terraform
Vendors
1 35 (50.72%) Microsoft
2 17 (24.64%) VMware
3 11 (15.94%) Splunk
4 8 (11.59%) Dell
5 5 (7.25%) Atlassian
5 5 (7.25%) Citrix
6 4 (5.80%) Oracle
7 3 (4.35%) Brocade
8 1 (1.45%) MuleSoft
8 1 (1.45%) Rackspace
8 1 (1.45%) Sophos
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