Period
to 20 January 2018

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 20 January 2018 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 59 103
Rank change year-on-year +14 +44 +11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 98 84 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 4.46% 3.51% 1.57%
As % of the Cloud Services category 29.43% 39.44% 25.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 65 32
Leeds median daily rate £493 £450 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.44% +10.77% +1.56%
10th Percentile £331 £325 £306
90th Percentile £600 £588 £586
West Yorkshire median daily rate £475 £420 £394
% change year-on-year +13.10% +6.67% -1.56%
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 333 213 191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 15.14% 8.89% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 153 126
Leeds median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - +21.43%
10th Percentile £250 £320 £306
90th Percentile £642 £598 £609
West Yorkshire median daily rate £430 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +2.38% -1.18% +20.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Leeds median hourly rate £20.50 £21.25 £180.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.53% -88.19% -
10th Percentile £19.25 £12.15 £170.00
90th Percentile £21.75 £29.55 £190.00
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £15.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -19.35% -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 20 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Leeds

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 57 (58.16%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (28.57%) DevOps
3 27 (27.55%) IaaS
3 27 (27.55%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (25.51%) Git (software)
5 21 (21.43%) Jenkins
6 20 (20.41%) PaaS
7 19 (19.39%) SaaS
7 19 (19.39%) Microsoft
8 18 (18.37%) Java
9 16 (16.33%) SQL
9 16 (16.33%) Puppet
9 16 (16.33%) Docker
10 14 (14.29%) .NET
10 14 (14.29%) Web Services
10 14 (14.29%) Linux
10 14 (14.29%) Configuration Management
11 13 (13.27%) C#
12 12 (12.24%) Scrum
12 12 (12.24%) Microservices
13 11 (11.22%) Ansible
13 11 (11.22%) Cloud Foundry
13 11 (11.22%) VMware
14 10 (10.20%) Disaster Recovery
14 10 (10.20%) PHP
14 10 (10.20%) Python
14 10 (10.20%) Active Directory
14 10 (10.20%) DNS
15 9 (9.18%) Red Hat
15 9 (9.18%) SQL Server

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 11 (11.22%) Cloud Foundry
2 6 (6.12%) Confluence
2 6 (6.12%) OpenStack
3 4 (4.08%) CloudStack
3 4 (4.08%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.04%) CMS
4 2 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.04%) EPiServer
4 2 (2.04%) IIS
4 2 (2.04%) Kentico
4 2 (2.04%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.02%) Apache
5 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.02%) Mule
5 1 (1.02%) nginx
5 1 (1.02%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.02%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (6.12%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.02%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 57 (58.16%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (27.55%) IaaS
3 20 (20.41%) PaaS
4 19 (19.39%) SaaS
5 8 (8.16%) Office 365
6 6 (6.12%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (6.12%) OpenShift
7 5 (5.10%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (4.08%) GitHub
8 4 (4.08%) Heroku
9 3 (3.06%) CloudBees
10 2 (2.04%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (2.04%) OneDrive
11 1 (1.02%) Dropbox
11 1 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (1.02%) Slack
11 1 (1.02%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.20%) DNS
2 6 (6.12%) Firewall
3 4 (4.08%) HTTP
4 2 (2.04%) SAN
4 2 (2.04%) Skype
5 1 (1.02%) DMVPN
5 1 (1.02%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (1.02%) HSRP
5 1 (1.02%) IPsec
5 1 (1.02%) iSCSI
5 1 (1.02%) LAN
5 1 (1.02%) MPLS
5 1 (1.02%) PBX
5 1 (1.02%) SSL
5 1 (1.02%) VLAN
5 1 (1.02%) VPLS
5 1 (1.02%) VPN
5 1 (1.02%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.18%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.10%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (3.06%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (3.06%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (2.04%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.02%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.02%) Power BI
5 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 25 (25.51%) Git (software)
2 21 (21.43%) Jenkins
3 9 (9.18%) JIRA
4 8 (8.16%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (6.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (3.06%) SonarQube
6 3 (3.06%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (3.06%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 2 (2.04%) GoCD
7 2 (2.04%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (2.04%) TeamCity
7 2 (2.04%) Travis CI
8 1 (1.02%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (9.18%) Finance
2 5 (5.10%) Banking
2 5 (5.10%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.02%) Billing
3 1 (1.02%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (23.47%) Architect
2 13 (13.27%) Developer
3 10 (10.20%) Azure Architect
4 8 (8.16%) Cloud Architect
4 8 (8.16%) DevOps Engineer
5 7 (7.14%) .NET Developer
5 7 (7.14%) Analyst
5 7 (7.14%) DBA
5 7 (7.14%) SQL DBA
6 6 (6.12%) Business Analyst
6 6 (6.12%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (5.10%) Azure DevOps
7 5 (5.10%) Azure Engineer
7 5 (5.10%) Performance Tuning DBA
7 5 (5.10%) Product Owner
8 4 (4.08%) Angular Developer
8 4 (4.08%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (4.08%) C# WCF Developer
8 4 (4.08%) Senior DevOps
8 4 (4.08%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (14.29%) .NET
1 14 (14.29%) Web Services
2 8 (8.16%) Node.js
3 6 (6.12%) ASP.NET
3 6 (6.12%) HTML
4 5 (5.10%) CSS
4 5 (5.10%) WCF
5 4 (4.08%) .NET Framework
5 4 (4.08%) AngularJS
5 4 (4.08%) JSON
6 3 (3.06%) J2EE
6 3 (3.06%) REST
6 3 (3.06%) SAML
6 3 (3.06%) SOAP
6 3 (3.06%) Spring
7 2 (2.04%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (2.04%) OAuth
7 2 (2.04%) Vue (Vue.js)
8 1 (1.02%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (8.16%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.12%) Clustering
3 5 (5.10%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.08%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (4.08%) Private Cloud
5 3 (3.06%) User Experience
6 2 (2.04%) Cloud Native
7 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.02%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.02%) PKI
7 1 (1.02%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (14.29%) Linux
2 7 (7.14%) Windows
3 5 (5.10%) Android
3 5 (5.10%) Apple iOS
4 4 (4.08%) CentOS
4 4 (4.08%) Unix
5 3 (3.06%) Windows Server
6 2 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.02%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.02%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (28.57%) DevOps
2 27 (27.55%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 12 (12.24%) Microservices
4 12 (12.24%) Scrum
5 10 (10.20%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (9.18%) Load Balancing
6 9 (9.18%) Software Engineering
7 8 (8.16%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (8.16%) ITIL
8 7 (7.14%) Kanban
9 6 (6.12%) Data Modelling
9 6 (6.12%) Release Management
10 5 (5.10%) BDD
10 5 (5.10%) E-Commerce
10 5 (5.10%) Migration
10 5 (5.10%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (5.10%) TDD
10 5 (5.10%) TOGAF
10 5 (5.10%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 18 (18.37%) Java
2 16 (16.33%) SQL
3 13 (13.27%) C#
4 10 (10.20%) PHP
4 10 (10.20%) Python
5 9 (9.18%) PowerShell
6 7 (7.14%) JavaScript
6 7 (7.14%) Ruby
6 7 (7.14%) T-SQL
7 5 (5.10%) Bash Shell
8 4 (4.08%) Shell Script
9 3 (3.06%) Go
10 2 (2.04%) C++
11 1 (1.02%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.06%) MCSA
2 3 (3.06%) MCSE
3 2 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.04%) Degree
4 1 (1.02%) AWS Certification
4 1 (1.02%) CCDP
4 1 (1.02%) CCIE
4 1 (1.02%) CCNA
4 1 (1.02%) CCNP
4 1 (1.02%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (1.02%) CISM
4 1 (1.02%) CISSP
4 1 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.02%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.02%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.10%) SLA
2 4 (4.08%) GCP
3 2 (2.04%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.04%) PMO
4 1 (1.02%) QA
System Software
1 16 (16.33%) Docker
2 10 (10.20%) Active Directory
3 4 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.06%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.02%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (16.33%) Puppet
2 11 (11.22%) Ansible
3 8 (8.16%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (7.14%) Nagios
5 5 (5.10%) Marathon
5 5 (5.10%) Mesos
5 5 (5.10%) Salt
6 4 (4.08%) Graphite
6 4 (4.08%) Kubernetes
6 4 (4.08%) Opsview
7 3 (3.06%) SCCM
7 3 (3.06%) Terraform
8 2 (2.04%) WSUS
9 1 (1.02%) CFEngine
9 1 (1.02%) HAProxy
9 1 (1.02%) Rancher
Vendors
1 19 (19.39%) Microsoft
2 11 (11.22%) VMware
3 9 (9.18%) Red Hat
4 6 (6.12%) F5
4 6 (6.12%) Xamarin
5 4 (4.08%) Brocade
5 4 (4.08%) SaltStack
5 4 (4.08%) Splunk
6 3 (3.06%) CheckPoint
6 3 (3.06%) Cisco
6 3 (3.06%) Citrix
6 3 (3.06%) MuleSoft
6 3 (3.06%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.02%) Blue Coat
7 1 (1.02%) EMC
7 1 (1.02%) Google
7 1 (1.02%) Juniper
7 1 (1.02%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.02%) Sitecore