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 3 months to 24 June 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)
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 84 103
Rank change year-on-year +13 +19  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 19 27 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.76% 1.80% 0.26%
As % of the Cloud Services category 30.16% 18.00% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 18 4
Median daily rate £363 £394 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.99% +5.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £325 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £506 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £450 £365
% change year-on-year -2.22% +23.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% -  

Microsoft Azure is in the cloud computing skills category. The next 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.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 63 150 82
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 5.82% 9.99% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 121 63
Median daily rate £440 £500 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +22.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £375 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £600 £487
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £21.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.14 £27.50
% change year-on-year +79.64% -41.30%  

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds citing Microsoft Azure as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 19 (37.25%) Microsoft
2 12 (23.53%) .NET
2 12 (23.53%) Git (software)
2 12 (23.53%) Office 365
2 12 (23.53%) Docker
3 11 (21.57%) Windows
3 11 (21.57%) VMware
4 9 (17.65%) Finance
4 9 (17.65%) PHP
4 9 (17.65%) SQL
4 9 (17.65%) Active Directory
4 9 (17.65%) Data Centre
5 8 (15.69%) GitHub
5 8 (15.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (15.69%) Firewall
6 7 (13.73%) C#
6 7 (13.73%) SQL Server
6 7 (13.73%) WordPress
6 7 (13.73%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (13.73%) IaaS
6 7 (13.73%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (11.76%) Windows Server
7 6 (11.76%) SaaS
7 6 (11.76%) PaaS
7 6 (11.76%) Migration
7 6 (11.76%) JavaScript
8 5 (9.80%) IIS
8 5 (9.80%) LAN
8 5 (9.80%) DNS
8 5 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management

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 (13.73%) WordPress
2 5 (9.80%) IIS
3 1 (1.96%) Apache
3 1 (1.96%) CMS
3 1 (1.96%) EPiServer
3 1 (1.96%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.96%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.96%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 12 (23.53%) Office 365
2 8 (15.69%) GitHub
3 7 (13.73%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (13.73%) IaaS
4 6 (11.76%) PaaS
4 6 (11.76%) SaaS
5 5 (9.80%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (3.92%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.96%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.69%) Firewall
2 5 (9.80%) DNS
2 5 (9.80%) LAN
3 2 (3.92%) Network Security
3 2 (3.92%) SAN
4 1 (1.96%) Internet
4 1 (1.96%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.96%) MPLS
4 1 (1.96%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (1.96%) SSL
4 1 (1.96%) VPN
4 1 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.73%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.92%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.96%) Big Data
3 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle8/8i Database
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.96%) Redis
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (23.53%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.92%) gulp
2 2 (3.92%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.92%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.96%) Ant
3 1 (1.96%) Hudson
3 1 (1.96%) JIRA
3 1 (1.96%) JMeter
3 1 (1.96%) Maven
3 1 (1.96%) Subversion
3 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (17.65%) Finance
2 3 (5.88%) Retail
3 1 (1.96%) Advertising
3 1 (1.96%) Banking
3 1 (1.96%) Front Office
3 1 (1.96%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (29.41%) Developer
2 12 (23.53%) Architect
3 9 (17.65%) Azure Engineer
4 7 (13.73%) .NET Developer
4 7 (13.73%) Azure Architect
4 7 (13.73%) Consultant
5 5 (9.80%) Security Consultant
5 5 (9.80%) Windows Engineer
5 5 (9.80%) WordPress Developer
6 4 (7.84%) Cloud Architect
6 4 (7.84%) Information Security Consultant
6 4 (7.84%) Information Security Specialist
6 4 (7.84%) Information Specialist
6 4 (7.84%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (7.84%) PCI DSS Consultant
6 4 (7.84%) PCI DSS Specialist
6 4 (7.84%) Security Specialist
6 4 (7.84%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (5.88%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (23.53%) .NET
2 4 (7.84%) ASP.NET
3 3 (5.88%) SAML
4 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (1.96%) CSS
5 1 (1.96%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (1.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.65%) Data Centre
2 7 (13.73%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (7.84%) Client/Server
3 4 (7.84%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.88%) NHS
4 3 (5.88%) PKI
4 3 (5.88%) Public Cloud
5 2 (3.92%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.96%) Clustering
6 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.96%) Online Banking
6 1 (1.96%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (21.57%) Windows
2 6 (11.76%) Windows Server
3 5 (9.80%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (7.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (5.88%) Linux
5 3 (5.88%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.96%) Unix
6 1 (1.96%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (11.76%) Migration
2 5 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (9.80%) DevOps
2 5 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (7.84%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (7.84%) Data Analysis
3 4 (7.84%) Information Security
3 4 (7.84%) IT Strategy
3 4 (7.84%) TOGAF
4 3 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (5.88%) High Availability
4 3 (5.88%) SDLC
4 3 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (3.92%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (3.92%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (3.92%) ITSM
5 2 (3.92%) Mentoring
5 2 (3.92%) MVC
5 2 (3.92%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (17.65%) PHP
1 9 (17.65%) SQL
2 7 (13.73%) C#
3 6 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.92%) Java
4 2 (3.92%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.96%) Python
5 1 (1.96%) Ruby
5 1 (1.96%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.96%) XAML
Qualifications
1 4 (7.84%) PCI QSA
2 1 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.96%) MCP
2 1 (1.96%) MCSE
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.80%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (23.53%) Docker
2 9 (17.65%) Active Directory
3 8 (15.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (9.80%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (3.92%) Puppet
2 2 (3.92%) SCCM
2 2 (3.92%) SCOM
3 1 (1.96%) Ansible
3 1 (1.96%) Nagios
3 1 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 19 (37.25%) Microsoft
2 11 (21.57%) VMware
3 3 (5.88%) Citrix
3 3 (5.88%) Dell
3 3 (5.88%) Splunk
4 2 (3.92%) Imperva
4 2 (3.92%) Oracle
5 1 (1.96%) Cisco
5 1 (1.96%) CyberArk
5 1 (1.96%) Qualys
5 1 (1.96%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.96%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.96%) Sophos
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