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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
England / Yorkshire
Rank 55 82 117
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +35
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 71 58 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 3.25% 2.03% 0.55%
As % of the Cloud Services category 34.80% 28.71% 17.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 49 11
Median daily rate £450 £394 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £324 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £550 £412
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.88 £35.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-57.50% +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 Yorkshire region.

Cloud Services Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
204 202 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 9.34% 7.07% 3.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 150 58
Median daily rate £418 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £588 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.04% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-12.79% -8.25%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Yorkshire 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 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 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire +26 53 £450 +29.49% 25
South Yorkshire +5 8 £425 -10.52% 2
North Yorkshire +13 5 £430 +7.50% 7
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 73 (50.69%) Microsoft
2 51 (35.42%) Amazon AWS
3 48 (33.33%) Windows
4 39 (27.08%) DevOps
5 34 (23.61%) SQL Server
6 33 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
7 32 (22.22%) Active Directory
8 31 (21.53%) Office 365
9 29 (20.14%) Windows Server
10 27 (18.75%) Linux
10 27 (18.75%) DNS
11 26 (18.06%) VMware
12 23 (15.97%) .NET
13 21 (14.58%) Docker
13 21 (14.58%) Opscode Chef
14 20 (13.89%) Windows Server 2012
15 19 (13.19%) IaaS
15 19 (13.19%) Puppet
16 18 (12.50%) PowerShell
16 18 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
16 18 (12.50%) JavaScript
17 17 (11.81%) ITIL
17 17 (11.81%) Splunk
18 16 (11.11%) Jenkins
18 16 (11.11%) PaaS
18 16 (11.11%) Java
18 16 (11.11%) IIS
18 16 (11.11%) Load Balancing
19 15 (10.42%) SQL
19 15 (10.42%) MS Excel

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire 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 16 (11.11%) IIS
2 12 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 11 (7.64%) Apache
4 9 (6.25%) Tomcat
5 8 (5.56%) MS Exchange
6 6 (4.17%) Skype for Business
7 4 (2.78%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (2.78%) Confluence
7 4 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (2.78%) nginx
7 4 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (2.08%) CMS
8 3 (2.08%) OpenStack
9 2 (1.39%) CloudStack
9 2 (1.39%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.69%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.69%) Liferay
10 1 (0.69%) Mule
10 1 (0.69%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 15 (10.42%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.56%) MS Office
3 1 (0.69%) MS Project
3 1 (0.69%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (6.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.08%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 51 (35.42%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (21.53%) Office 365
3 19 (13.19%) IaaS
4 18 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
5 16 (11.11%) PaaS
6 8 (5.56%) SaaS
7 4 (2.78%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (2.78%) Google Compute Engine
8 3 (2.08%) CloudBees
8 3 (2.08%) GitHub
8 3 (2.08%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.69%) DigitalOcean
9 1 (0.69%) Heroku
9 1 (0.69%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (18.75%) DNS
2 14 (9.72%) DHCP
2 14 (9.72%) Firewall
3 10 (6.94%) SSL
3 10 (6.94%) TCP/IP
4 9 (6.25%) HTTP
5 7 (4.86%) OpenLDAP
6 6 (4.17%) FTP
6 6 (4.17%) HTTPS
6 6 (4.17%) LAN
6 6 (4.17%) SMTP
6 6 (4.17%) Telnet
7 5 (3.47%) SAN
7 5 (3.47%) VPN
8 3 (2.08%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (2.08%) IP Telephony
8 3 (2.08%) Skype
8 3 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.39%) NAS
9 2 (1.39%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (23.61%) SQL Server
2 14 (9.72%) SQL Server 2014
3 10 (6.94%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (4.86%) Redis
5 7 (4.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (4.17%) Azure SQL Database
6 6 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (3.47%) SQL Server 2000
8 4 (2.78%) MySQL
8 4 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (1.39%) OLAP
10 2 (1.39%) OLTP
10 2 (1.39%) Power BI
10 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2016
11 1 (0.69%) Biml
11 1 (0.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 15 (10.42%) Octopus Deploy
3 11 (7.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 10 (6.94%) JIRA
5 9 (6.25%) Git (software)
6 8 (5.56%) TeamCity
7 7 (4.86%) JMeter
7 7 (4.86%) Vagrant
8 6 (4.17%) Visual Studio
9 5 (3.47%) Bitbucket
9 5 (3.47%) Hudson
10 3 (2.08%) SonarQube
10 3 (2.08%) Subversion
10 3 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (1.39%) MSBuild
11 2 (1.39%) SpecFlow
12 1 (0.69%) FxCop
12 1 (0.69%) GoCD
12 1 (0.69%) StyleCop
12 1 (0.69%) Travis CI
General
1 11 (7.64%) Advertising
1 11 (7.64%) Finance
2 5 (3.47%) Retail
3 3 (2.08%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.39%) Billing
5 1 (0.69%) Games
Job Titles
1 38 (26.39%) Architect
2 21 (14.58%) DevOps Engineer
3 18 (12.50%) Developer
4 14 (9.72%) Azure Architect
5 13 (9.03%) Consultant
5 13 (9.03%) Technical Architect
6 11 (7.64%) Windows Engineer
7 10 (6.94%) Azure Engineer
8 9 (6.25%) Cloud Architect
8 9 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (5.56%) .NET Developer
9 8 (5.56%) Analyst
10 7 (4.86%) Azure DevOps
11 6 (4.17%) Infrastructure Architect
12 5 (3.47%) Security Consultant
13 4 (2.78%) Business Analyst
13 4 (2.78%) DBA
13 4 (2.78%) Information Security Consultant
13 4 (2.78%) Security Specialist
13 4 (2.78%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (15.97%) .NET
2 14 (9.72%) Web Services
3 8 (5.56%) AngularJS
3 8 (5.56%) ASP.NET
4 7 (4.86%) LAPP Stack
5 6 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (3.47%) REST
7 4 (2.78%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (2.78%) JSON
7 4 (2.78%) SOAP
8 3 (2.08%) CSS
8 3 (2.08%) Spring
8 3 (2.08%) Spring Boot
9 2 (1.39%) .NET Core
9 2 (1.39%) .NET Framework
9 2 (1.39%) Ajax
9 2 (1.39%) HTML
9 2 (1.39%) Middleware
9 2 (1.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 1 (0.69%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.42%) Data Centre
2 9 (6.25%) Hybrid Cloud
3 6 (4.17%) User Experience
4 5 (3.47%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.47%) NHS
5 4 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.78%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.78%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.78%) Private Cloud
5 4 (2.78%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.08%) Clustering
7 2 (1.39%) Derivative
8 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.69%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.69%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.69%) Replication
8 1 (0.69%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 48 (33.33%) Windows
2 29 (20.14%) Windows Server
3 27 (18.75%) Linux
4 20 (13.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (10.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (7.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (4.17%) Android
8 5 (3.47%) Ubuntu
9 4 (2.78%) Apple iOS
10 3 (2.08%) Windows 10
10 3 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.69%) CentOS
11 1 (0.69%) Unix
11 1 (0.69%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (27.08%) DevOps
2 33 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (11.81%) ITIL
4 16 (11.11%) Load Balancing
5 13 (9.03%) Continuous Delivery
5 13 (9.03%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (9.03%) MVC
5 13 (9.03%) Open Source
6 12 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (8.33%) Migration
6 12 (8.33%) Scrum
7 10 (6.94%) Configuration Management
7 10 (6.94%) CRM
8 9 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
8 9 (6.25%) Translating Business Requirements
9 8 (5.56%) Identity Management
10 7 (4.86%) Performance Testing
10 7 (4.86%) Project Management
10 7 (4.86%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (12.50%) JavaScript
1 18 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 16 (11.11%) Java
3 15 (10.42%) SQL
4 14 (9.72%) C#
5 9 (6.25%) PHP
6 8 (5.56%) Python
7 7 (4.86%) Ruby
8 3 (2.08%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.39%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.69%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.69%) Go
10 1 (0.69%) Perl
10 1 (0.69%) R
10 1 (0.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (4.17%) AWS Certification
2 4 (2.78%) MCSE
2 4 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (2.78%) PCI QSA
2 4 (2.78%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.69%) CCDP
4 1 (0.69%) CCNA
4 1 (0.69%) CCNP
4 1 (0.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.47%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.08%) SLA
3 2 (1.39%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.69%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.69%) QA
System Software
1 32 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 21 (14.58%) Docker
3 15 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (9.03%) Hyper-V
5 8 (5.56%) vSphere
6 3 (2.08%) Xen
7 2 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.39%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.69%) KVM
8 1 (0.69%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.69%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.69%) vCloud
8 1 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.69%) XenApp
8 1 (0.69%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.69%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (14.58%) Opscode Chef
2 19 (13.19%) Puppet
3 13 (9.03%) SCOM
4 12 (8.33%) SCCM
5 7 (4.86%) Ansible
5 7 (4.86%) Nagios
6 5 (3.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 4 (2.78%) Salt
7 4 (2.78%) Tivoli
8 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (1.39%) Kubernetes
10 1 (0.69%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.69%) DameWare
10 1 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.69%) Packer
10 1 (0.69%) SolarWinds Orion
10 1 (0.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 73 (50.69%) Microsoft
2 26 (18.06%) VMware
3 17 (11.81%) Splunk
4 12 (8.33%) Dell
5 7 (4.86%) Red Hat
6 6 (4.17%) Citrix
6 6 (4.17%) Oracle
7 5 (3.47%) Atlassian
7 5 (3.47%) Cisco
8 4 (2.78%) Google
9 3 (2.08%) Brocade
9 3 (2.08%) MuleSoft
10 2 (1.39%) IBM
10 2 (1.39%) Meraki
10 2 (1.39%) SolarWinds
10 2 (1.39%) Sophos
11 1 (0.69%) EMC
11 1 (0.69%) HP
11 1 (0.69%) Juniper
11 1 (0.69%) Symantec
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