Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for Microsoft Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 6 months to 17 November 2017 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 (formerly Windows Azure)
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 63 128
Rank change year-on-year -4 +65 -11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 73 87 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 3.24% 3.30% 0.95%
As % of the Cloud Services category 23.40% 34.52% 17.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 63 17
Leeds median daily rate £475 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00% +81.82%
10th Percentile £327 £325 £300
90th Percentile £600 £600 £590
West Yorkshire median daily rate £463 £525 £413
% change year-on-year -11.90% +27.27% +26.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Leeds median hourly rate - - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

Microsoft 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 312 252 175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 13.87% 9.57% 5.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 190 121
Leeds median daily rate £450 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.26% +35.71%
10th Percentile £213 £324 £313
90th Percentile £638 £613 £625
West Yorkshire median daily rate £434 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.06% - +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Leeds median hourly rate £22.75 £14.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +56.90% - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.50 £15.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year +32.26% -34.74% -

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Azure in Leeds

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Leeds.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Azure in Leeds

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Leeds over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Leeds

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 26 (35.62%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (28.77%) Microsoft
3 19 (26.03%) SQL
3 19 (26.03%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (26.03%) DevOps
4 18 (24.66%) DNS
5 16 (21.92%) PaaS
6 15 (20.55%) IaaS
6 15 (20.55%) .NET
6 15 (20.55%) Finance
7 14 (19.18%) VMware
8 13 (17.81%) Git (software)
8 13 (17.81%) C#
9 12 (16.44%) Data Centre
10 11 (15.07%) Docker
10 11 (15.07%) VMware Infrastructure
10 11 (15.07%) SaaS
11 10 (13.70%) PowerShell
11 10 (13.70%) SQL Server
12 9 (12.33%) ASP.NET
12 9 (12.33%) Linux
12 9 (12.33%) SAML
12 9 (12.33%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (12.33%) Hybrid Cloud
13 8 (10.96%) Active Directory
13 8 (10.96%) Windows
13 8 (10.96%) T-SQL
13 8 (10.96%) TOGAF
13 8 (10.96%) Software Engineering
13 8 (10.96%) IT Strategy

Microsoft 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 7 (9.59%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (5.48%) Confluence
3 3 (4.11%) IIS
3 3 (4.11%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.11%) OpenStack
4 2 (2.74%) CloudStack
4 2 (2.74%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 26 (35.62%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (21.92%) PaaS
3 15 (20.55%) IaaS
4 11 (15.07%) SaaS
5 5 (6.85%) Office 365
6 4 (5.48%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (5.48%) Heroku
6 4 (5.48%) OpenShift
7 3 (4.11%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (4.11%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (2.74%) GitHub
9 1 (1.37%) Akamai
9 1 (1.37%) CloudBees
9 1 (1.37%) Slack
9 1 (1.37%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 18 (24.66%) DNS
2 5 (6.85%) Firewall
3 4 (5.48%) HTTP
4 2 (2.74%) SAN
5 1 (1.37%) DMVPN
5 1 (1.37%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (1.37%) HSRP
5 1 (1.37%) Internet
5 1 (1.37%) IPsec
5 1 (1.37%) iSCSI
5 1 (1.37%) LAN
5 1 (1.37%) MPLS
5 1 (1.37%) Network Security
5 1 (1.37%) PBX
5 1 (1.37%) Skype
5 1 (1.37%) SSL
5 1 (1.37%) VLAN
5 1 (1.37%) VPLS
5 1 (1.37%) VPN
5 1 (1.37%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.70%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.85%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (2.74%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (2.74%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (2.74%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.74%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (17.81%) Git (software)
2 9 (12.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (9.59%) Jenkins
4 4 (5.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (4.11%) gulp
5 3 (4.11%) JIRA
5 3 (4.11%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (4.11%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 2 (2.74%) GoCD
6 2 (2.74%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (2.74%) Travis CI
6 2 (2.74%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.37%) SonarQube
General
1 15 (20.55%) Finance
2 4 (5.48%) Banking
3 3 (4.11%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.37%) Billing
4 1 (1.37%) Front Office
4 1 (1.37%) Games
4 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (26.03%) Architect
2 16 (21.92%) Developer
3 14 (19.18%) .NET Developer
3 14 (19.18%) Azure Architect
4 12 (16.44%) Azure Engineer
5 8 (10.96%) Cloud Architect
6 7 (9.59%) DBA
6 7 (9.59%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (9.59%) SQL DBA
7 6 (8.22%) Azure DevOps
8 5 (6.85%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (6.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (6.85%) Performance Tuning DBA
9 4 (5.48%) AWS Engineer
9 4 (5.48%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 4 (5.48%) C# .NET Developer
9 4 (5.48%) C# Developer
9 4 (5.48%) Linux Engineer
9 4 (5.48%) Windows Engineer
10 3 (4.11%) AWS DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (20.55%) .NET
2 9 (12.33%) ASP.NET
2 9 (12.33%) SAML
3 4 (5.48%) Web Services
4 3 (4.11%) .NET Framework
4 3 (4.11%) AngularJS
4 3 (4.11%) WCF
5 2 (2.74%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (2.74%) JSON
5 2 (2.74%) Node.js
5 2 (2.74%) OAuth
6 1 (1.37%) .NET Core
6 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.37%) CSS
6 1 (1.37%) HTML
6 1 (1.37%) J2EE
6 1 (1.37%) REST
6 1 (1.37%) SOAP
6 1 (1.37%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.44%) Data Centre
2 9 (12.33%) Hybrid Cloud
3 7 (9.59%) PKI
4 4 (5.48%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (4.11%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.74%) Cloud Native
6 2 (2.74%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.37%) Clustering
7 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.37%) Online Banking
7 1 (1.37%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.37%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.33%) Linux
2 8 (10.96%) Windows
3 6 (8.22%) Windows Server
4 4 (5.48%) CentOS
4 4 (5.48%) Unix
4 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.37%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.37%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (26.03%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (26.03%) DevOps
2 8 (10.96%) IT Strategy
2 8 (10.96%) Software Engineering
2 8 (10.96%) TOGAF
3 7 (9.59%) Capacity Planning
3 7 (9.59%) Configuration Management
3 7 (9.59%) Immutable Infrastructure
4 6 (8.22%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (8.22%) ITIL
4 6 (8.22%) Migration
5 5 (6.85%) E-Commerce
5 5 (6.85%) Microservices
5 5 (6.85%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (6.85%) Scrum
6 4 (5.48%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (5.48%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (5.48%) Infrastructure Management
6 4 (5.48%) Load Balancing
6 4 (5.48%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (26.03%) SQL
2 13 (17.81%) C#
3 10 (13.70%) PowerShell
4 8 (10.96%) T-SQL
5 7 (9.59%) Java
5 7 (9.59%) Python
6 5 (6.85%) JavaScript
6 5 (6.85%) Ruby
7 4 (5.48%) Shell Script
8 3 (4.11%) Go
9 2 (2.74%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.74%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (4.11%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (4.11%) MCSA
2 3 (4.11%) MCSE
3 1 (1.37%) AWS Certification
3 1 (1.37%) CCDP
3 1 (1.37%) CCIE
3 1 (1.37%) CCNA
3 1 (1.37%) CCNP
3 1 (1.37%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (1.37%) CISM
3 1 (1.37%) CISSP
3 1 (1.37%) Degree
3 1 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) GCP
1 2 (2.74%) PMO
2 1 (1.37%) QA
System Software
1 11 (15.07%) Docker
1 11 (15.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (10.96%) Active Directory
3 4 (5.48%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (9.59%) Nagios
2 6 (8.22%) Puppet
3 5 (6.85%) Ansible
3 5 (6.85%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (5.48%) Graphite
4 4 (5.48%) Opsview
5 3 (4.11%) SCCM
6 2 (2.74%) Kubernetes
6 2 (2.74%) WSUS
7 1 (1.37%) Rancher
Vendors
1 21 (28.77%) Microsoft
2 14 (19.18%) VMware
3 6 (8.22%) Dell
4 5 (6.85%) Red Hat
5 3 (4.11%) Cisco
5 3 (4.11%) SolarWinds
5 3 (4.11%) Splunk
6 2 (2.74%) SaltStack
7 1 (1.37%) EMC
7 1 (1.37%) F5
7 1 (1.37%) Google
7 1 (1.37%) Imperva
7 1 (1.37%) MuleSoft
7 1 (1.37%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.37%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.37%) Xamarin