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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 75 134 -
Rank change year-on-year
+59 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 67 15 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 2.40% 0.51% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 24.72% 12.61% -
Number of daily rates quoted 40 13 0
Median daily rate £401 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+17.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- +25.00%
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
271 119 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 9.72% 4.04% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 85 20
Median daily rate £500 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £275 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £480 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £13.50 - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.79 £25.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-36.86% +66.66%

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 June 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 June 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 +39 53 £425 +9.67% 20
North Yorkshire +8 7 £450 - 2
South Yorkshire +2 7 £288 -28.12%
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 54 (48.21%) Microsoft
2 38 (33.93%) SQL
3 35 (31.25%) .NET
3 35 (31.25%) SQL Server
4 34 (30.36%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (29.46%) Amazon AWS
6 27 (24.11%) Windows
7 25 (22.32%) Business Intelligence
8 24 (21.43%) VMware
9 21 (18.75%) Linux
9 21 (18.75%) C#
10 20 (17.86%) MS Excel
11 19 (16.96%) Active Directory
11 19 (16.96%) PowerShell
11 19 (16.96%) Puppet
11 19 (16.96%) DevOps
12 17 (15.18%) Opscode Chef
12 17 (15.18%) Windows Server
13 16 (14.29%) WCF
13 16 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
13 16 (14.29%) SOA
13 16 (14.29%) ASP.NET
13 16 (14.29%) MVC
14 15 (13.39%) JavaScript
14 15 (13.39%) Ruby
14 15 (13.39%) Office 365
14 15 (13.39%) Jenkins
15 14 (12.50%) Git (software)
15 14 (12.50%) HTML
15 14 (12.50%) SharePoint

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 14 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.46%) Joomla!
3 4 (3.57%) nginx
4 3 (2.68%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.79%) CMS
5 2 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.79%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.79%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (1.79%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.89%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.89%) Confluence
6 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.89%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 20 (17.86%) MS Excel
2 13 (11.61%) MS Office
3 8 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (7.14%) MS Project
3 8 (7.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (8.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (29.46%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (13.39%) Office 365
3 8 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (3.57%) GitHub
5 2 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.79%) Google App Engine
5 2 (1.79%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.79%) PaaS
5 2 (1.79%) SaaS
6 1 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.89%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.89%) IaaS
6 1 (0.89%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.36%) DNS
1 6 (5.36%) Extranet
1 6 (5.36%) Intranet
2 5 (4.46%) Firewall
2 5 (4.46%) SAN
3 4 (3.57%) HTTP
4 3 (2.68%) DHCP
4 3 (2.68%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (2.68%) SSL
4 3 (2.68%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.79%) VoIP
6 1 (0.89%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.89%) FWSM
6 1 (0.89%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.89%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 16 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (11.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 10 (8.93%) Azure SQL Database
4 10 (8.93%) MS Access
4 10 (8.93%) NoSQL
4 10 (8.93%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (8.04%) Relational Database
5 9 (8.04%) SQL Server 2014
6 7 (6.25%) Data Mining
6 7 (6.25%) MongoDB
7 6 (5.36%) MySQL
7 6 (5.36%) OLAP
7 6 (5.36%) OLTP
8 5 (4.46%) Big Data
8 5 (4.46%) DB2
8 5 (4.46%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (3.57%) Power BI
9 4 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (2.68%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 15 (13.39%) Jenkins
2 14 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 7 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (4.46%) Travis CI
5 4 (3.57%) Artifactory
5 4 (3.57%) GitLab
6 3 (2.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (2.68%) JIRA
7 2 (1.79%) Bitbucket
7 2 (1.79%) Selenium
7 2 (1.79%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.79%) Vagrant
7 2 (1.79%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.89%) Bower
8 1 (0.89%) CasperJS
8 1 (0.89%) Concordion
8 1 (0.89%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.89%) Grunt
8 1 (0.89%) gulp
8 1 (0.89%) SoapUI
General
1 14 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (1.79%) Games
2 2 (1.79%) iGaming
2 2 (1.79%) Retail
2 2 (1.79%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.89%) Legal
Job Titles
1 29 (25.89%) Developer
2 22 (19.64%) Architect
3 13 (11.61%) DevOps Engineer
4 12 (10.71%) Solutions Architect
5 9 (8.04%) Azure Engineer
5 9 (8.04%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 9 (8.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (7.14%) Lead Architect
6 8 (7.14%) Lead Solutions Architect
7 7 (6.25%) .NET Developer
7 7 (6.25%) C# Developer
7 7 (6.25%) Server Engineer
8 6 (5.36%) Analyst
8 6 (5.36%) Consultant
8 6 (5.36%) Mobile Solutions Architect
8 6 (5.36%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (5.36%) Windows Engineer
8 6 (5.36%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (5.36%) Windows Server Engineer
9 5 (4.46%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (31.25%) .NET
2 16 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 16 (14.29%) WCF
3 14 (12.50%) HTML
4 12 (10.71%) Web Services
5 11 (9.82%) Node.js
6 10 (8.93%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (8.93%) HTML5
7 7 (6.25%) CSS
7 7 (6.25%) Sensu
8 6 (5.36%) AngularJS
9 5 (4.46%) .NET Framework
9 5 (4.46%) jQuery
9 5 (4.46%) RESTful
9 5 (4.46%) Xamarin.iOS
10 3 (2.68%) Ajax
10 3 (2.68%) Entity Framework
10 3 (2.68%) JSON
10 3 (2.68%) SOAP
10 3 (2.68%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 7 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.68%) NHS
3 3 (2.68%) Private Cloud
4 2 (1.79%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.89%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.89%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.89%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.89%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 27 (24.11%) Windows
2 21 (18.75%) Linux
3 17 (15.18%) Windows Server
4 11 (9.82%) Unix
5 9 (8.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (5.36%) Android
6 6 (5.36%) Apple iOS
7 4 (3.57%) CoreOS
7 4 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.68%) CentOS
9 1 (0.89%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.89%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.89%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (30.36%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (22.32%) Business Intelligence
3 19 (16.96%) DevOps
4 16 (14.29%) MVC
4 16 (14.29%) SOA
5 12 (10.71%) Web Operations
6 11 (9.82%) ETL
7 10 (8.93%) Analytics
7 10 (8.93%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (8.93%) Open Source
8 9 (8.04%) CRM
8 9 (8.04%) Data Management
8 9 (8.04%) OO
8 9 (8.04%) Project Management
8 9 (8.04%) TDD
9 8 (7.14%) Configuration Management
9 8 (7.14%) Data Validation
9 8 (7.14%) Validation
10 6 (5.36%) Data Protection
10 6 (5.36%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 38 (33.93%) SQL
2 21 (18.75%) C#
3 19 (16.96%) PowerShell
4 15 (13.39%) JavaScript
4 15 (13.39%) Ruby
5 13 (11.61%) Java
6 12 (10.71%) Python
7 10 (8.93%) Perl
8 8 (7.14%) PHP
9 7 (6.25%) C++
10 6 (5.36%) Bash Shell
10 6 (5.36%) VB.NET
11 4 (3.57%) Go
12 3 (2.68%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.79%) VB
14 1 (0.89%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.89%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (8.93%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.68%) MCSA
4 3 (2.68%) MCSE
5 2 (1.79%) Degree
5 2 (1.79%) ISEB
5 2 (1.79%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.89%) CCNP
6 1 (0.89%) CITP
6 1 (0.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.89%) MCAD
6 1 (0.89%) MCSD
6 1 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.04%) QA
2 3 (2.68%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (16.96%) Active Directory
2 13 (11.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (10.71%) Docker
4 8 (7.14%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.57%) Ceph
5 4 (3.57%) etcd
5 4 (3.57%) flannel
5 4 (3.57%) GlusterFS
6 3 (2.68%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.68%) vSphere
7 1 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.89%) vCloud
7 1 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.89%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 19 (16.96%) Puppet
2 17 (15.18%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (8.93%) Salt
4 9 (8.04%) Ansible
5 8 (7.14%) SCCM
6 7 (6.25%) Grafana
6 7 (6.25%) Graphite
6 7 (6.25%) Kibana
6 7 (6.25%) logstash
6 7 (6.25%) Uchiwa
7 4 (3.57%) HAProxy
7 4 (3.57%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 4 (3.57%) Kubernetes
7 4 (3.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 4 (3.57%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 4 (3.57%) rkt
8 3 (2.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (2.68%) Opsview
8 3 (2.68%) SCOM
8 3 (2.68%) SCSM
Vendors
1 54 (48.21%) Microsoft
2 24 (21.43%) VMware
3 11 (9.82%) Oracle
4 10 (8.93%) Cisco
5 9 (8.04%) Sitecore
6 6 (5.36%) Dell
6 6 (5.36%) Xamarin
7 4 (3.57%) Citrix
7 4 (3.57%) NetApp
7 4 (3.57%) Sybase
8 3 (2.68%) Atlassian
8 3 (2.68%) Brocade
8 3 (2.68%) EMC
8 3 (2.68%) F5
8 3 (2.68%) Google
8 3 (2.68%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.68%) Splunk
9 2 (1.79%) EPiServer
9 2 (1.79%) Rackspace
9 2 (1.79%) SaltStack
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