Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 89 94
Rank change year-on-year +53 +5 +54
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 161 47 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 6.37% 2.17% 2.14%
As % of the Cloud Services category 33.40% 25.82% 24.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 37 48
Leeds median daily rate £425 £430 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +3.61% +10.67%
10th Percentile £325 £299 £313
90th Percentile £545 £560 £588
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £420 £488
% change year-on-year +1.19% -13.85% +30.00%
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 482 182 263
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 19.07% 8.39% 8.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 121 200
Leeds median daily rate £425 £450 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% -1.37% +21.67%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £575 £575 £616
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £450 £445
% change year-on-year -5.56% +1.12% +18.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
Leeds median hourly rate - £25.00 £12.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +106.61% -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £12.10
% change year-on-year -40.00% +106.61% -

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 22 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Leeds

For the 6 months to 22 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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 Microsoft Azure.

1 80 (49.69%) Amazon AWS
2 68 (42.24%) Microsoft
3 52 (32.30%) .NET
4 51 (31.68%) Agile Software Development
5 44 (27.33%) C#
6 41 (25.47%) DevOps
7 37 (22.98%) PowerShell
8 35 (21.74%) SQL Server
9 34 (21.12%) JavaScript
9 34 (21.12%) Git (software)
10 32 (19.88%) ASP.NET
10 32 (19.88%) Python
11 31 (19.25%) IaaS
12 30 (18.63%) Microservices
12 30 (18.63%) PaaS
13 28 (17.39%) ASP.NET Web API
14 27 (16.77%) Octopus Deploy
15 24 (14.91%) TDD
16 23 (14.29%) Puppet
16 23 (14.29%) MVC
17 22 (13.66%) Java
17 22 (13.66%) Team Foundation Server
18 21 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC
18 21 (13.04%) Linux
18 21 (13.04%) Jenkins
19 20 (12.42%) CSS
19 20 (12.42%) HTML
19 20 (12.42%) SaaS
19 20 (12.42%) TeamCity
20 19 (11.80%) Web Services

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 10 (6.21%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (3.73%) OpenStack
3 4 (2.48%) Apache Pig
3 4 (2.48%) Apache Spark
3 4 (2.48%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.86%) Confluence
5 1 (0.62%) Apache
5 1 (0.62%) CloudStack
5 1 (0.62%) CMS
5 1 (0.62%) IIS
5 1 (0.62%) Mule
5 1 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.62%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 80 (49.69%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (19.25%) IaaS
3 30 (18.63%) PaaS
4 20 (12.42%) SaaS
5 9 (5.59%) Office 365
6 8 (4.97%) AWS CloudFormation
6 8 (4.97%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (4.97%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (3.73%) npm
8 2 (1.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (1.24%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (1.24%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.24%) Serverless
8 2 (1.24%) Slack
9 1 (0.62%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 17 (10.56%) Firewall
2 11 (6.83%) VPN
3 10 (6.21%) WAN
4 9 (5.59%) LAN
5 6 (3.73%) MPLS
5 6 (3.73%) NAS
5 6 (3.73%) SAN
5 6 (3.73%) Wireless
6 4 (2.48%) DNS
7 2 (1.24%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (0.62%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.62%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.62%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.62%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.62%) Network Security
8 1 (0.62%) Skype
8 1 (0.62%) SNMP
8 1 (0.62%) SSL
8 1 (0.62%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 16 (9.94%) Big Data
3 15 (9.32%) Hadoop
4 12 (7.45%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (3.73%) Apache Hive
5 6 (3.73%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.86%) MySQL
7 2 (1.24%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (1.24%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.24%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.62%) Power BI
8 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 34 (21.12%) Git (software)
2 27 (16.77%) Octopus Deploy
3 22 (13.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 21 (13.04%) Jenkins
5 20 (12.42%) TeamCity
6 9 (5.59%) MSTest
6 9 (5.59%) NUnit
6 9 (5.59%) Subversion
7 8 (4.97%) Psake
7 8 (4.97%) webpack
8 6 (3.73%) JMeter
9 4 (2.48%) JIRA
10 2 (1.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (1.24%) Bitbucket
10 2 (1.24%) Cucumber
10 2 (1.24%) GitLab
10 2 (1.24%) Mercurial
10 2 (1.24%) Selenium
10 2 (1.24%) SonarQube
10 2 (1.24%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (4.35%) Finance
2 4 (2.48%) Spanish Language
3 3 (1.86%) Marketing
4 2 (1.24%) Retail
5 1 (0.62%) Back Office
5 1 (0.62%) Law
5 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 44 (27.33%) Developer
2 25 (15.53%) .NET Developer
2 25 (15.53%) C# Developer
3 23 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
4 22 (13.66%) DevOps Engineer
5 21 (13.04%) Azure Engineer
6 17 (10.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 16 (9.94%) Architect
8 13 (8.07%) Linux Engineer
9 12 (7.45%) Senior .NET Developer
9 12 (7.45%) Senior Developer
10 11 (6.83%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
10 11 (6.83%) Senior C# .NET Developer
10 11 (6.83%) Senior C# Developer
11 10 (6.21%) ASP.NET Developer
11 10 (6.21%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 10 (6.21%) Cloud Engineer
12 9 (5.59%) Python Developer
13 7 (4.35%) Applications Architect
13 7 (4.35%) Azure DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (32.30%) .NET
2 32 (19.88%) ASP.NET
3 28 (17.39%) ASP.NET Web API
4 21 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC
5 20 (12.42%) CSS
5 20 (12.42%) HTML
6 19 (11.80%) AngularJS
6 19 (11.80%) Web Services
7 17 (10.56%) .NET Core
8 16 (9.94%) Vue.js
9 14 (8.70%) CSS3
10 12 (7.45%) HTML5
10 12 (7.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 11 (6.83%) Node.js
11 11 (6.83%) React
12 9 (5.59%) RESTful
12 9 (5.59%) WCF
13 7 (4.35%) ASP.NET Core
13 7 (4.35%) jQuery
14 6 (3.73%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.70%) Public Cloud
2 9 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.11%) Data Centre
3 5 (3.11%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (2.48%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (1.86%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.86%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.86%) NHS
6 2 (1.24%) Blog
6 2 (1.24%) Clustering
7 1 (0.62%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.62%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.62%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.62%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.62%) Life Science
7 1 (0.62%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.62%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.62%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.62%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 21 (13.04%) Linux
2 16 (9.94%) Windows
3 12 (7.45%) Windows Server
4 10 (6.21%) Android
4 10 (6.21%) Apple iOS
5 9 (5.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.48%) CentOS
7 2 (1.24%) AIX
7 2 (1.24%) Debian
7 2 (1.24%) HPUX
7 2 (1.24%) Solaris
7 2 (1.24%) Unix
7 2 (1.24%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.24%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.62%) Amazon Linux
8 1 (0.62%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (31.68%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (25.47%) DevOps
3 30 (18.63%) Microservices
4 24 (14.91%) TDD
5 23 (14.29%) MVC
6 19 (11.80%) Scrum
7 16 (9.94%) Migration
8 13 (8.07%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (7.45%) Web Development
10 11 (6.83%) Software Engineering
11 10 (6.21%) Configuration Management
12 9 (5.59%) Cybersecurity
12 9 (5.59%) Service Delivery
13 8 (4.97%) Stakeholder Management
14 7 (4.35%) Project Management
14 7 (4.35%) Release Management
14 7 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
14 7 (4.35%) Test Automation
15 6 (3.73%) Performance Testing
15 6 (3.73%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 44 (27.33%) C#
2 37 (22.98%) PowerShell
3 34 (21.12%) JavaScript
4 32 (19.88%) Python
5 22 (13.66%) Java
6 14 (8.70%) PHP
7 10 (6.21%) Bash Shell
8 9 (5.59%) Ruby
8 9 (5.59%) SQL
9 8 (4.97%) Go
9 8 (4.97%) Perl
10 6 (3.73%) TypeScript
11 4 (2.48%) Kotlin
11 4 (2.48%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.62%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.62%) XAML
Qualifications
1 18 (11.18%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.97%) BC Cleared
3 7 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (3.73%) CCNP
4 6 (3.73%) SC Cleared
5 5 (3.11%) CCDE
6 3 (1.86%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.86%) CISSP
6 3 (1.86%) Degree
7 2 (1.24%) CISM
8 1 (0.62%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (0.62%) CCIE
8 1 (0.62%) CCNA
8 1 (0.62%) CCSA
8 1 (0.62%) CCSE
8 1 (0.62%) CCSM
8 1 (0.62%) CCSP
8 1 (0.62%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (0.62%) GIAC
8 1 (0.62%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.59%) SLA
2 7 (4.35%) QA
3 2 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.62%) GDPR
4 1 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.62%) PMO
System Software
1 19 (11.80%) Docker
2 11 (6.83%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.24%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.24%) vSphere
4 1 (0.62%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.62%) Firmware
4 1 (0.62%) KVM
4 1 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.62%) Xen
4 1 (0.62%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 23 (14.29%) Puppet
2 16 (9.94%) Ansible
3 12 (7.45%) Terraform
4 9 (5.59%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (4.35%) Salt
6 6 (3.73%) CA Single Sign-On
7 5 (3.11%) CFEngine
7 5 (3.11%) Kubernetes
8 2 (1.24%) Cobbler
8 2 (1.24%) Grafana
8 2 (1.24%) Graylog
8 2 (1.24%) Kibana
8 2 (1.24%) Marathon
8 2 (1.24%) Mesos
8 2 (1.24%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.62%) Rancher
9 1 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.62%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.62%) vRealize
Vendors
1 68 (42.24%) Microsoft
2 18 (11.18%) VMware
3 12 (7.45%) Google
4 10 (6.21%) Xamarin
5 9 (5.59%) CA
5 9 (5.59%) Red Hat
6 8 (4.97%) Cisco
7 7 (4.35%) Splunk
8 5 (3.11%) Juniper
8 5 (3.11%) Sitecore
9 4 (2.48%) F5
10 3 (1.86%) Atlassian
11 2 (1.24%) Brocade
11 2 (1.24%) Oracle
11 2 (1.24%) Veeam
12 1 (0.62%) CheckPoint
12 1 (0.62%) Citrix
12 1 (0.62%) EMC
12 1 (0.62%) Remedy
12 1 (0.62%) SAP