Period
to 6 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Azure over the 6 months to 6 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Azure
6 months to
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 23 35
Rank change year-on-year +19 +12 +35
Contract jobs citing Azure 202 178 145
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Leeds 13.88% 7.86% 5.82%
As % of the Cloud Services category 43.53% 29.42% 30.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 133 118
Median daily rate £465 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £325 £328 £335
90th Percentile £638 £608 £600
West Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £450 £444
% change year-on-year - +1.41% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £27.43 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.64% - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £27.43 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year -21.64% - -

Azure is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Leeds
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 464 605 476
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 31.89% 26.71% 19.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 431 360
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £313 £320 £313
90th Percentile £644 £594 £600
West Yorkshire median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 0
Median hourly rate £25.60 £11.16 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +129.35% - -
Median hourly rate £21.02 £12.33 £12.00
% change year-on-year +70.50% +2.75% -56.76%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings citing Azure as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

Job vacancy trend for Azure in Leeds

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Azure in Leeds.

Daily rate trend for Azure in Leeds

Azure
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure in Leeds over the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Azure in Leeds

Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Azure in Leeds.

Hourly rate trend for Azure in Leeds

Azure
Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Azure in Leeds over the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Azure in Leeds

For the 6 months to 6 April 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for Azure.

1 84 (41.58%) AWS
2 66 (32.67%) Microsoft
3 54 (26.73%) SQL
4 53 (26.24%) Migration
5 46 (22.77%) Windows
6 43 (21.29%) Agile Software Development
7 41 (20.30%) Active Directory
8 40 (19.80%) .NET
9 37 (18.32%) Office 365
10 36 (17.82%) IaaS
10 36 (17.82%) Linux
10 36 (17.82%) Public Sector
11 34 (16.83%) DevOps
11 34 (16.83%) Data Centre
12 33 (16.34%) VMware
13 32 (15.84%) Python
14 28 (13.86%) Kubernetes
15 27 (13.37%) DNS
15 27 (13.37%) SQL Server
16 26 (12.87%) C#
16 26 (12.87%) Microservices
16 26 (12.87%) .NET Core
17 25 (12.38%) PaaS
17 25 (12.38%) PowerShell
18 24 (11.88%) Retail
18 24 (11.88%) Git (software)
19 23 (11.39%) SaaS
19 23 (11.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 22 (10.89%) Java
20 22 (10.89%) Firewall

Azure
Co-occurring 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 (4.95%) OpenStack
2 9 (4.46%) Apache Spark
3 8 (3.96%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.98%) Confluence
4 4 (1.98%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.99%) Apache
5 2 (0.99%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.50%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.50%) IIS
6 1 (0.50%) nginx
6 1 (0.50%) SAS
6 1 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.50%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (1.98%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.48%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.50%) Magento
2 1 (0.50%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 84 (41.58%) AWS
2 37 (18.32%) Office 365
3 36 (17.82%) IaaS
4 25 (12.38%) PaaS
5 23 (11.39%) SaaS
6 18 (8.91%) GCP
7 17 (8.42%) Azure Active Directory
8 10 (4.95%) Azure Data Factory
9 8 (3.96%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (3.47%) Amazon Kinesis
11 6 (2.97%) Kong
11 6 (2.97%) Power Platform
11 6 (2.97%) Serverless
11 6 (2.97%) SuccessFactors
12 5 (2.48%) Azure Functions
13 3 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
14 2 (0.99%) Azure Machine Learning
15 1 (0.50%) Adobe Analytics
15 1 (0.50%) Mimecast
15 1 (0.50%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 27 (13.37%) DNS
2 22 (10.89%) Firewall
3 17 (8.42%) Network Security
4 13 (6.44%) WAN
5 11 (5.45%) DMZ
5 11 (5.45%) LAN
5 11 (5.45%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (2.97%) DHCP
7 3 (1.49%) SAN
7 3 (1.49%) Skype
7 3 (1.49%) VSAN
8 2 (0.99%) IPv6
8 2 (0.99%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.99%) VPN
9 1 (0.50%) Internet
9 1 (0.50%) MPLS
9 1 (0.50%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (13.37%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.92%) MongoDB
3 13 (6.44%) NoSQL
4 12 (5.94%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (5.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (4.95%) Azure SQL Database
5 10 (4.95%) Big Data
5 10 (4.95%) Data Lake
6 7 (3.47%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (3.47%) Apache Hive
6 7 (3.47%) Flink
6 7 (3.47%) Hadoop
6 7 (3.47%) HBase
7 6 (2.97%) Power BI
8 5 (2.48%) MySQL
8 5 (2.48%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.49%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.99%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 24 (11.88%) Git (software)
2 15 (7.43%) Jenkins
3 8 (3.96%) Visual Studio
4 7 (3.47%) GitLab
4 7 (3.47%) JIRA
4 7 (3.47%) Octopus Deploy
5 6 (2.97%) Artifactory
5 6 (2.97%) SonarQube
5 6 (2.97%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (2.97%) TeamCity
6 5 (2.48%) Maven
6 5 (2.48%) Selenium
7 4 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.49%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.99%) Gradle
9 2 (0.99%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.50%) Ant
10 1 (0.50%) JMeter
10 1 (0.50%) JUnit
10 1 (0.50%) SoapUI
General
1 36 (17.82%) Public Sector
2 24 (11.88%) Retail
3 21 (10.40%) Finance
4 3 (1.49%) Legal
5 2 (0.99%) Back Office
5 2 (0.99%) Banking
5 2 (0.99%) Billing
5 2 (0.99%) Law
6 1 (0.50%) Automotive
6 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 55 (27.23%) Architect
2 44 (21.78%) Developer
3 28 (13.86%) .NET Developer
4 18 (8.91%) Analyst
4 18 (8.91%) Cloud Architect
5 13 (6.44%) DevOps Engineer
5 13 (6.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (5.94%) Azure Architect
7 11 (5.45%) Data Architect
7 11 (5.45%) Solutions Architect
8 9 (4.46%) Azure Engineer
9 8 (3.96%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 8 (3.96%) Technical Engineer
10 7 (3.47%) Azure Developer
10 7 (3.47%) Security Architect
10 7 (3.47%) Senior .NET Developer
10 7 (3.47%) Senior Developer
10 7 (3.47%) Senior Manager
10 7 (3.47%) Technical Leader
11 6 (2.97%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (19.80%) .NET
2 26 (12.87%) .NET Core
3 15 (7.43%) ASP.NET
4 13 (6.44%) Kafka
5 9 (4.46%) AngularJS
5 9 (4.46%) Node.js
6 8 (3.96%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (3.96%) ASP.NET Web API
7 7 (3.47%) ASP.NET Core
8 6 (2.97%) RabbitMQ
9 5 (2.48%) PySpark
9 5 (2.48%) React
9 5 (2.48%) RESTful
10 4 (1.98%) .NET Framework
10 4 (1.98%) CSS
10 4 (1.98%) Gherkin
10 4 (1.98%) HTML
10 4 (1.98%) JAX-RS
10 4 (1.98%) JSON
10 4 (1.98%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (16.83%) Data Centre
2 15 (7.43%) NHS
3 14 (6.93%) Public Cloud
4 12 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (4.95%) Private Cloud
6 9 (4.46%) User Experience
7 4 (1.98%) Clustering
7 4 (1.98%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (1.98%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.49%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.99%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.99%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.50%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 46 (22.77%) Windows
2 36 (17.82%) Linux
3 14 (6.93%) Windows Server
4 11 (5.45%) VMS
5 4 (1.98%) Unix
6 3 (1.49%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.49%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (0.99%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.50%) CentOS
8 1 (0.50%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.50%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (26.24%) Migration
2 43 (21.29%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (16.83%) DevOps
4 26 (12.87%) Microservices
5 23 (11.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 19 (9.41%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (7.43%) Analytics
8 14 (6.93%) Project Management
8 14 (6.93%) TOGAF
8 14 (6.93%) Vulnerability Management
9 13 (6.44%) Test Automation
10 12 (5.94%) MVC
11 11 (5.45%) Network Design
11 11 (5.45%) Project Delivery
11 11 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (4.46%) Data Management
12 9 (4.46%) Data Migration
12 9 (4.46%) Problem-Solving
12 9 (4.46%) Threat Intelligence
12 9 (4.46%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 54 (26.73%) SQL
2 32 (15.84%) Python
3 26 (12.87%) C#
4 25 (12.38%) PowerShell
5 22 (10.89%) Java
6 17 (8.42%) JavaScript
7 14 (6.93%) Bash Shell
8 8 (3.96%) Go
8 8 (3.96%) Perl
9 7 (3.47%) Kotlin
9 7 (3.47%) Scala
10 5 (2.48%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.49%) ANSI SQL
11 3 (1.49%) PHP
12 2 (0.99%) C
12 2 (0.99%) C++
12 2 (0.99%) ES6
12 2 (0.99%) Java 8
12 2 (0.99%) Ruby
12 2 (0.99%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (3.96%) Security Cleared
2 5 (2.48%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (1.98%) CISSP
3 4 (1.98%) GIAC
3 4 (1.98%) ISSAP
3 4 (1.98%) SANS
3 4 (1.98%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.49%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.99%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (0.50%) MCITP
6 1 (0.50%) MCSE
6 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.97%) SLA
2 5 (2.48%) QA
3 4 (1.98%) GDPR
4 3 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.50%) GAAP
System Software
1 41 (20.30%) Active Directory
2 15 (7.43%) Docker
3 7 (3.47%) HDFS
3 7 (3.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.47%) vSphere
4 6 (2.97%) VMware NSX
5 4 (1.98%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.98%) XenApp
6 3 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.99%) Firmware
8 1 (0.50%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 28 (13.86%) Kubernetes
2 20 (9.90%) Ansible
3 12 (5.94%) McAfee ePO
4 11 (5.45%) SCCM
4 11 (5.45%) Terraform
5 7 (3.47%) Hadoop YARN
6 6 (2.97%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (2.97%) Puppet
6 6 (2.97%) vRealize
7 5 (2.48%) Rancher
8 4 (1.98%) Prometheus
9 3 (1.49%) CFEngine
9 3 (1.49%) Nagios
9 3 (1.49%) Salt
9 3 (1.49%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.99%) HP SIM
10 2 (0.99%) SCOM
10 2 (0.99%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.99%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (0.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 66 (32.67%) Microsoft
2 33 (16.34%) VMware
3 19 (9.41%) McAfee
4 13 (6.44%) Databricks
5 12 (5.94%) Citrix
6 11 (5.45%) Oracle
7 9 (4.46%) Tableau
8 8 (3.96%) Cisco
9 7 (3.47%) SAP
10 6 (2.97%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (1.98%) Dell
11 4 (1.98%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.98%) Splunk
12 3 (1.49%) Alibaba
12 3 (1.49%) Fortinet
12 3 (1.49%) IBM
12 3 (1.49%) Sitecore
12 3 (1.49%) Symantec
12 3 (1.49%) Veeam
13 2 (0.99%) Okta