Period
to 18 February 2019

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 18 February 2019 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
18 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 22 40 64
Rank change year-on-year +18 +24 +29
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 167 128 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 7.26% 5.49% 3.16%
As % of the Cloud Services category 32.12% 33.07% 36.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 108 54
Leeds median daily rate £450 £450 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.76% +35.00%
10th Percentile £325 £335 £325
90th Percentile £575 £600 £575
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £450 £438
% change year-on-year -5.56% +2.86% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Leeds median hourly rate £35.00 - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 520 387 197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 22.62% 16.60% 8.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 309 138
Leeds median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -
10th Percentile £317 £273 £323
90th Percentile £600 £638 £586
West Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £430 £420
% change year-on-year +4.65% +2.38% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Leeds median hourly rate £11.16 - £11.00
10th Percentile £10.12 - £10.00
90th Percentile £35.00 - £12.00
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £11.16 £12.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.00% -22.58% -21.02%

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 18 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Leeds

For the 6 months to 18 February 2019, 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 96 (57.49%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (29.34%) Microsoft
3 37 (22.16%) SQL
4 34 (20.36%) Windows
5 32 (19.16%) DevOps
6 31 (18.56%) Firewall
7 30 (17.96%) Agile Software Development
8 27 (16.17%) Migration
8 27 (16.17%) Linux
9 26 (15.57%) Active Directory
10 24 (14.37%) IaaS
11 23 (13.77%) Jenkins
11 23 (13.77%) PowerShell
12 22 (13.17%) PaaS
12 22 (13.17%) Cisco
12 22 (13.17%) VMware
13 21 (12.57%) .NET
13 21 (12.57%) Google Cloud Platform
14 20 (11.98%) Git (software)
15 19 (11.38%) VMware Infrastructure
15 19 (11.38%) C#
15 19 (11.38%) JavaScript
15 19 (11.38%) CheckPoint
15 19 (11.38%) Google
16 18 (10.78%) Python
16 18 (10.78%) SaaS
16 18 (10.78%) Kubernetes
17 17 (10.18%) WAN
17 17 (10.18%) SQL Server
17 17 (10.18%) Finance

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 13 (7.78%) SharePoint
2 8 (4.79%) Skype for Business
3 3 (1.80%) CMS
3 3 (1.80%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.20%) Apache
4 2 (1.20%) Apache Solr
4 2 (1.20%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (1.20%) Confluence
4 2 (1.20%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.20%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.60%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.60%) CloudStack
5 1 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.60%) Jadu
5 1 (0.60%) Kentico
5 1 (0.60%) nginx
5 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.60%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (1.80%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 96 (57.49%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (14.37%) IaaS
3 22 (13.17%) PaaS
4 21 (12.57%) Google Cloud Platform
5 18 (10.78%) SaaS
6 16 (9.58%) Office 365
7 8 (4.79%) OpenShift
8 7 (4.19%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (3.59%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (2.99%) Amazon S3
11 4 (2.40%) OneDrive
12 3 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (1.20%) GitHub
14 1 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
14 1 (0.60%) Azure Data Factory
14 1 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (18.56%) Firewall
2 17 (10.18%) WAN
3 13 (7.78%) BGP
3 13 (7.78%) Cisco IOS
3 13 (7.78%) NX-OS
3 13 (7.78%) OSPF
4 12 (7.19%) LAN
5 11 (6.59%) VoIP
6 10 (5.99%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (5.99%) Intrusion Detection
7 9 (5.39%) MPLS
7 9 (5.39%) Skype
7 9 (5.39%) VPLS
7 9 (5.39%) VPN
8 8 (4.79%) DNS
8 8 (4.79%) WLAN
9 6 (3.59%) SAN
10 2 (1.20%) Internet
10 2 (1.20%) ZigBee
11 1 (0.60%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.18%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.78%) NoSQL
3 6 (3.59%) MongoDB
4 4 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.40%) MySQL
4 4 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (2.40%) RDBMS
4 4 (2.40%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.80%) Big Data
5 3 (1.80%) Power BI
6 2 (1.20%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (1.20%) Cosmos DB
6 2 (1.20%) Data Lake
6 2 (1.20%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.20%) HDInsight
6 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.60%) Amazon Aurora
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 23 (13.77%) Jenkins
2 20 (11.98%) Git (software)
3 8 (4.79%) Maven
3 8 (4.79%) Octopus Deploy
4 7 (4.19%) JIRA
4 7 (4.19%) SonarQube
4 7 (4.19%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (3.59%) Artifactory
5 6 (3.59%) GitLab
6 4 (2.40%) Gatling
6 4 (2.40%) gulp
6 4 (2.40%) JMeter
6 4 (2.40%) Selenium
6 4 (2.40%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (1.80%) NeoLoad
7 3 (1.80%) TeamCity
7 3 (1.80%) TestNG
8 2 (1.20%) IntelliJ
8 2 (1.20%) Vagrant
8 2 (1.20%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 17 (10.18%) Finance
2 5 (2.99%) Advertising
3 3 (1.80%) Games
3 3 (1.80%) Retail
4 1 (0.60%) Banking
4 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.60%) Law
4 1 (0.60%) Marketing
4 1 (0.60%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (22.16%) Developer
2 31 (18.56%) Architect
3 13 (7.78%) DevOps Engineer
4 12 (7.19%) .NET Developer
4 12 (7.19%) Security Architect
5 11 (6.59%) Azure Engineer
5 11 (6.59%) Cloud Architect
6 10 (5.99%) Network Engineer
6 10 (5.99%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (4.19%) Cloud Engineer
7 7 (4.19%) Consultant
7 7 (4.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (3.59%) Analyst
8 6 (3.59%) Azure DevOps
8 6 (3.59%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (3.59%) C# Developer
8 6 (3.59%) Kubernetes Engineer
8 6 (3.59%) Support Engineer
8 6 (3.59%) Windows Engineer
9 5 (2.99%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (12.57%) .NET
2 14 (8.38%) Kafka
3 13 (7.78%) HTML
4 12 (7.19%) CSS
5 11 (6.59%) AngularJS
6 10 (5.99%) Web Services
7 9 (5.39%) Node.js
8 8 (4.79%) ASP.NET
9 7 (4.19%) Express
9 7 (4.19%) HTML5
9 7 (4.19%) Spring
10 6 (3.59%) .NET Core
10 6 (3.59%) Apache CXF
10 6 (3.59%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (3.59%) Dropwizard
10 6 (3.59%) JAX-RS
10 6 (3.59%) Mongoose
10 6 (3.59%) Spring Boot
11 5 (2.99%) .NET Framework
11 5 (2.99%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.58%) Data Centre
2 12 (7.19%) Public Cloud
3 10 (5.99%) Hybrid Cloud
4 9 (5.39%) User Experience
5 8 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (4.19%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (3.59%) Private Cloud
8 5 (2.99%) Management Information System
9 4 (2.40%) Smartcard
10 3 (1.80%) Cloud Native
10 3 (1.80%) Smart Meter
11 2 (1.20%) CMDB
11 2 (1.20%) Enterprise Cloud
11 2 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
12 1 (0.60%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.60%) Blackberry
12 1 (0.60%) EMC VNX
12 1 (0.60%) Fintech
12 1 (0.60%) PKI
12 1 (0.60%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 34 (20.36%) Windows
2 27 (16.17%) Linux
3 15 (8.98%) Windows Server
4 5 (2.99%) Windows 10
5 4 (2.40%) CentOS
5 4 (2.40%) Ubuntu
5 4 (2.40%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.80%) Unix
6 3 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.60%) AIX
8 1 (0.60%) Android
8 1 (0.60%) Solaris
8 1 (0.60%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (19.16%) DevOps
2 30 (17.96%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (16.17%) Migration
4 13 (7.78%) Configuration Management
5 12 (7.19%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (6.59%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (6.59%) Test Automation
7 10 (5.99%) Continuous Delivery
7 10 (5.99%) Microservices
8 9 (5.39%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 9 (5.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 9 (5.39%) Network Architecture
8 9 (5.39%) Scrum
8 9 (5.39%) Software Engineering
8 9 (5.39%) Technical Architecture
9 8 (4.79%) Incident Management
9 8 (4.79%) Network Monitoring
9 8 (4.79%) Security Architecture
9 8 (4.79%) Service Management
9 8 (4.79%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 37 (22.16%) SQL
2 23 (13.77%) PowerShell
3 19 (11.38%) C#
3 19 (11.38%) JavaScript
4 18 (10.78%) Python
5 13 (7.78%) Java
6 6 (3.59%) Ruby
6 6 (3.59%) TypeScript
7 3 (1.80%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.20%) Go
8 2 (1.20%) Perl
8 2 (1.20%) PHP
8 2 (1.20%) R
9 1 (0.60%) Groovy
9 1 (0.60%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.60%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.60%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.60%) VB
9 1 (0.60%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.60%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (9.58%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (7.78%) CCNP
3 12 (7.19%) Security Cleared
4 10 (5.99%) CCIE
5 8 (4.79%) SC Cleared
6 6 (3.59%) CISSP
7 4 (2.40%) CISM
8 3 (1.80%) Degree
8 3 (1.80%) MCP
8 3 (1.80%) MCSE
8 3 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.20%) Master's Degree
9 2 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.60%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 1 (0.60%) CCSP
10 1 (0.60%) GIAC
10 1 (0.60%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.60%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (2.99%) QA
2 4 (2.40%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (1.20%) GDPR
4 1 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.60%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (15.57%) Active Directory
2 19 (11.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (8.38%) Docker
4 3 (1.80%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.80%) Xen
5 2 (1.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (1.20%) vSphere
6 1 (0.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.60%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (10.78%) Kubernetes
2 16 (9.58%) Opscode Chef
2 16 (9.58%) Puppet
3 10 (5.99%) Terraform
4 9 (5.39%) Ansible
5 4 (2.40%) QRadar
5 4 (2.40%) SCCM
6 3 (1.80%) Rancher
6 3 (1.80%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (1.20%) Grafana
7 2 (1.20%) Graphite
7 2 (1.20%) Mesos
7 2 (1.20%) Nagios
8 1 (0.60%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.60%) SCOM
8 1 (0.60%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.60%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.60%) WMI
Vendors
1 49 (29.34%) Microsoft
2 22 (13.17%) Cisco
2 22 (13.17%) VMware
3 19 (11.38%) CheckPoint
3 19 (11.38%) Google
4 11 (6.59%) Splunk
5 5 (2.99%) SolarWinds
6 4 (2.40%) AlienVault
6 4 (2.40%) ArcSight
6 4 (2.40%) Fortinet
6 4 (2.40%) IBM
6 4 (2.40%) LogRhythm
6 4 (2.40%) McAfee
6 4 (2.40%) NetApp
7 3 (1.80%) Citrix
7 3 (1.80%) Dell
7 3 (1.80%) EMC
7 3 (1.80%) IronPort
7 3 (1.80%) Oracle
7 3 (1.80%) Red Hat