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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 63 129 113
Rank change year-on-year
+66 -16
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 85 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 2.91% 0.33% 0.086%
As % of the Cloud Services category 32.95% 8.62% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 7 1
Median daily rate £513 £400 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.12% +45.45%
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +122.85%
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
258 116 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 8.84% 3.88% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 82 25
Median daily rate £500 £415 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.48% +18.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £636 £485 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
Median hourly rate £14.00 - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £20.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-20.48% +22.05%

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 30 July 2016.

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 30 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +66 70 £525 +31.25% 23
South Yorkshire 0 9 £325 -13.33% 3
North Yorkshire - 7 £338 - 6
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 51 (41.46%) Microsoft
2 44 (35.77%) Amazon AWS
3 39 (31.71%) Windows
4 38 (30.89%) .NET
5 34 (27.64%) VMware
6 33 (26.83%) SQL Server
7 30 (24.39%) SQL
7 30 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
8 29 (23.58%) Active Directory
9 27 (21.95%) Puppet
10 26 (21.14%) PowerShell
11 25 (20.33%) Opscode Chef
12 24 (19.51%) DevOps
13 23 (18.70%) VMware Infrastructure
14 21 (17.07%) Business Intelligence
15 19 (15.45%) Windows Server
16 18 (14.63%) C#
16 18 (14.63%) TDD
17 17 (13.82%) JavaScript
17 17 (13.82%) MS Excel
17 17 (13.82%) Finance
17 17 (13.82%) Office 365
18 16 (13.01%) SOA
18 16 (13.01%) HTML
18 16 (13.01%) Linux
19 15 (12.20%) ASP.NET
20 14 (11.38%) Ansible
21 13 (10.57%) MVC
21 13 (10.57%) Data Warehouse
21 13 (10.57%) DNS

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 11 (8.94%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.07%) Joomla!
3 3 (2.44%) nginx
3 3 (2.44%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.63%) Apache
4 2 (1.63%) Confluence
4 2 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.63%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.81%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.81%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.81%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 17 (13.82%) MS Excel
2 9 (7.32%) MS Office
3 4 (3.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (3.25%) MS Project
3 4 (3.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (8.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 44 (35.77%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (13.82%) Office 365
3 8 (6.50%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (5.69%) PaaS
5 2 (1.63%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.63%) GitHub
5 2 (1.63%) Google App Engine
5 2 (1.63%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.63%) IaaS
5 2 (1.63%) SaaS
6 1 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.81%) CloudBees
6 1 (0.81%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.81%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.81%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.57%) DNS
2 8 (6.50%) VPN
3 6 (4.88%) Extranet
3 6 (4.88%) Firewall
3 6 (4.88%) Intranet
4 4 (3.25%) SAN
5 3 (2.44%) DHCP
6 2 (1.63%) VoIP
7 1 (0.81%) HTTP
7 1 (0.81%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (26.83%) SQL Server
2 13 (10.57%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (7.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 8 (6.50%) Azure SQL Database
5 6 (4.88%) MS Access
5 6 (4.88%) OLAP
5 6 (4.88%) OLTP
5 6 (4.88%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (4.07%) Big Data
6 5 (4.07%) DB2
6 5 (4.07%) MySQL
6 5 (4.07%) NoSQL
6 5 (4.07%) Relational Database
6 5 (4.07%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (4.07%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (4.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (3.25%) Data Mining
7 4 (3.25%) Power BI
8 3 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (9.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (8.13%) Jenkins
2 10 (8.13%) Visual Studio
3 9 (7.32%) Git (software)
4 6 (4.88%) Travis CI
5 4 (3.25%) JIRA
6 3 (2.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (1.63%) Bitbucket
7 2 (1.63%) Selenium
7 2 (1.63%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.63%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.81%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.81%) CasperJS
8 1 (0.81%) Concordion
8 1 (0.81%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.81%) FxCop
8 1 (0.81%) GitLab
8 1 (0.81%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.81%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.81%) TestNG
General
1 17 (13.82%) Finance
2 4 (3.25%) Legal
3 2 (1.63%) iGaming
3 2 (1.63%) Publishing
3 2 (1.63%) Retail
3 2 (1.63%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.81%) Advertising
4 1 (0.81%) Banking
4 1 (0.81%) Games
4 1 (0.81%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (25.20%) Developer
2 22 (17.89%) Architect
3 19 (15.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 16 (13.01%) DevOps Engineer
5 15 (12.20%) Solutions Architect
6 12 (9.76%) Azure Engineer
7 11 (8.94%) Cloud Engineer
8 9 (7.32%) C# Developer
9 8 (6.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 8 (6.50%) Consultant
9 8 (6.50%) Lead Architect
9 8 (6.50%) Lead Solutions Architect
10 7 (5.69%) .NET Developer
10 7 (5.69%) Server Engineer
11 6 (4.88%) Azure Developer
11 6 (4.88%) Mobile Solutions Architect
11 6 (4.88%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (4.88%) Windows Engineer
11 6 (4.88%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (4.88%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (30.89%) .NET
2 16 (13.01%) HTML
3 15 (12.20%) ASP.NET
4 13 (10.57%) WCF
5 12 (9.76%) Web Services
6 11 (8.94%) HTML5
7 9 (7.32%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (7.32%) CSS
8 6 (4.88%) AngularJS
8 6 (4.88%) jQuery
9 5 (4.07%) Node.js
9 5 (4.07%) Xamarin.iOS
10 4 (3.25%) .NET Framework
10 4 (3.25%) CSS3
10 4 (3.25%) JSON
10 4 (3.25%) Middleware
10 4 (3.25%) React
10 4 (3.25%) RESTful
10 4 (3.25%) SOAP
11 3 (2.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.50%) Mobile App
2 7 (5.69%) Public Cloud
3 5 (4.07%) Replication
4 4 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.25%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.63%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.63%) NHS
5 2 (1.63%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.63%) User Experience
6 1 (0.81%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.81%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 39 (31.71%) Windows
2 19 (15.45%) Windows Server
3 16 (13.01%) Linux
4 9 (7.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (4.88%) Android
5 6 (4.88%) Apple iOS
6 4 (3.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (3.25%) Unix
7 3 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.63%) CentOS
8 2 (1.63%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.81%) CoreOS
9 1 (0.81%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.81%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.81%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (19.51%) DevOps
3 21 (17.07%) Business Intelligence
4 18 (14.63%) TDD
5 16 (13.01%) SOA
6 13 (10.57%) MVC
7 10 (8.13%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (8.13%) CRM
7 10 (8.13%) Scrum
8 8 (6.50%) Data Management
8 8 (6.50%) ETL
8 8 (6.50%) Open Source
9 7 (5.69%) Analytics
9 7 (5.69%) Configuration Management
9 7 (5.69%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (5.69%) Release Management
9 7 (5.69%) Resource Management
9 7 (5.69%) Web Operations
10 6 (4.88%) API Design
10 6 (4.88%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (24.39%) SQL
2 26 (21.14%) PowerShell
3 18 (14.63%) C#
4 17 (13.82%) JavaScript
5 9 (7.32%) Ruby
6 8 (6.50%) PHP
7 7 (5.69%) Java
8 6 (4.88%) Python
8 6 (4.88%) VB.NET
9 4 (3.25%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.44%) Perl
10 3 (2.44%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.63%) VB
12 1 (0.81%) C++
12 1 (0.81%) Go
Qualifications
1 5 (4.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (3.25%) MCSE
3 3 (2.44%) MCSA
3 3 (2.44%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.63%) Degree
4 2 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.81%) CITP
5 1 (0.81%) ISEB
5 1 (0.81%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.81%) MCAD
5 1 (0.81%) MCSD
5 1 (0.81%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.07%) QA
2 2 (1.63%) SLA
3 1 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 29 (23.58%) Active Directory
2 23 (18.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (7.32%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (6.50%) Hyper-V
5 5 (4.07%) Docker
6 3 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.44%) vSphere
7 1 (0.81%) Ceph
7 1 (0.81%) etcd
7 1 (0.81%) flannel
7 1 (0.81%) GlusterFS
7 1 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 27 (21.95%) Puppet
2 25 (20.33%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (11.38%) Ansible
4 8 (6.50%) SCCM
5 4 (3.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 3 (2.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (2.44%) Graphite
6 3 (2.44%) Opsview
6 3 (2.44%) Salt
6 3 (2.44%) SCOM
6 3 (2.44%) SCSM
7 1 (0.81%) Grafana
7 1 (0.81%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.81%) Kibana
7 1 (0.81%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.81%) logstash
7 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.81%) rkt
7 1 (0.81%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.81%) Uchiwa
Vendors
1 51 (41.46%) Microsoft
2 34 (27.64%) VMware
3 10 (8.13%) Cisco
4 9 (7.32%) Oracle
5 6 (4.88%) Dell
5 6 (4.88%) Xamarin
6 5 (4.07%) Google
6 5 (4.07%) NetApp
7 4 (3.25%) EMC
7 4 (3.25%) F5
7 4 (3.25%) Sybase
8 3 (2.44%) Atlassian
8 3 (2.44%) Brocade
8 3 (2.44%) Citrix
9 2 (1.63%) Rackspace
9 2 (1.63%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.63%) SaltStack
9 2 (1.63%) SAP
9 2 (1.63%) Splunk
10 1 (0.81%) Nintex
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