Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 77 92
Rank change year-on-year +46 +15 +31
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 157 60 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 6.29% 2.78% 1.80%
As % of the Cloud Services category 35.52% 34.09% 24.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 47 44
Leeds median daily rate £438 £450 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +31.39% -14.38%
10th Percentile £338 £306 £307
90th Percentile £600 £560 £521
West Yorkshire median daily rate £428 £420 £350
% change year-on-year +1.79% +20.00% -12.50%
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 442 176 213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 17.72% 8.16% 7.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 122 152
Leeds median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £321 £313 £313
90th Percentile £589 £556 £623
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Leeds median hourly rate - £40.00 £12.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +230.58% -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £27.75 £13.80
% change year-on-year -54.95% +101.09% -

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 19 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Leeds

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 79 (50.32%) Amazon AWS
2 54 (34.39%) Microsoft
3 48 (30.57%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (29.94%) IaaS
5 42 (26.75%) DevOps
6 38 (24.20%) .NET
7 36 (22.93%) PaaS
8 34 (21.66%) SaaS
8 34 (21.66%) Git (software)
9 31 (19.75%) C#
10 26 (16.56%) Java
10 26 (16.56%) Web Services
11 24 (15.29%) Jenkins
12 23 (14.65%) Docker
12 23 (14.65%) Puppet
13 21 (13.38%) Microservices
14 20 (12.74%) Scrum
14 20 (12.74%) VMware
15 19 (12.10%) ASP.NET
16 18 (11.46%) Python
17 17 (10.83%) JavaScript
17 17 (10.83%) PHP
17 17 (10.83%) Ansible
18 16 (10.19%) SQL Server
18 16 (10.19%) Linux
18 16 (10.19%) PowerShell
19 14 (8.92%) Analytical Skills
19 14 (8.92%) TeamCity
19 14 (8.92%) SQL
19 14 (8.92%) Windows

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 6 (3.82%) Cloud Foundry
1 6 (3.82%) OpenStack
2 5 (3.18%) CloudStack
3 4 (2.55%) Confluence
3 4 (2.55%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (2.55%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.91%) Apache Pig
4 3 (1.91%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.91%) CMS
5 2 (1.27%) Apache
5 2 (1.27%) EPiServer
5 2 (1.27%) IIS
5 2 (1.27%) Kentico
5 2 (1.27%) Mule
5 2 (1.27%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.27%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.64%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.64%) nginx
6 1 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 5 (3.18%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.55%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 79 (50.32%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (29.94%) IaaS
3 36 (22.93%) PaaS
4 34 (21.66%) SaaS
5 12 (7.64%) Google Cloud Platform
6 10 (6.37%) Office 365
7 6 (3.82%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (3.18%) OpenShift
9 3 (1.91%) GitHub
10 2 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (1.27%) CloudBees
10 2 (1.27%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.64%) Dropbox
11 1 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.64%) Google Compute Engine
11 1 (0.64%) npm
11 1 (0.64%) Slack
11 1 (0.64%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.64%) Firewall
2 9 (5.73%) VPN
2 9 (5.73%) WAN
3 8 (5.10%) LAN
4 7 (4.46%) DNS
5 6 (3.82%) MPLS
5 6 (3.82%) Wireless
6 4 (2.55%) NAS
6 4 (2.55%) SAN
7 3 (1.91%) Skype
8 1 (0.64%) Network Security
8 1 (0.64%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.19%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.82%) Big Data
3 5 (3.18%) Hadoop
3 5 (3.18%) MongoDB
4 4 (2.55%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (1.91%) Apache Hive
5 3 (1.91%) MySQL
5 3 (1.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.27%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.27%) Power BI
7 1 (0.64%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 34 (21.66%) Git (software)
2 24 (15.29%) Jenkins
3 14 (8.92%) TeamCity
4 13 (8.28%) Octopus Deploy
5 11 (7.01%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (3.82%) JIRA
6 6 (3.82%) Psake
7 5 (3.18%) Subversion
8 4 (2.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (2.55%) MSTest
8 4 (2.55%) NUnit
8 4 (2.55%) SonarQube
9 3 (1.91%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (1.91%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 3 (1.91%) webpack
10 2 (1.27%) GitLab
10 2 (1.27%) Karma Test Runner
10 2 (1.27%) Selenium
10 2 (1.27%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.64%) Axure RP
General
1 8 (5.10%) Finance
2 4 (2.55%) Banking
2 4 (2.55%) Retail Banking
3 1 (0.64%) Billing
3 1 (0.64%) Law
3 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.64%) Retail
3 1 (0.64%) Spanish Language
3 1 (0.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (17.83%) Architect
2 25 (15.92%) Developer
3 15 (9.55%) DevOps Engineer
4 13 (8.28%) .NET Developer
4 13 (8.28%) Analyst
5 12 (7.64%) Azure Architect
6 11 (7.01%) C# .NET Developer
6 11 (7.01%) C# Developer
6 11 (7.01%) Cloud Architect
7 10 (6.37%) Azure Engineer
7 10 (6.37%) Business Analyst
7 10 (6.37%) Systems Engineer
8 9 (5.73%) Applications Architect
8 9 (5.73%) ASP.NET Developer
8 9 (5.73%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 8 (5.10%) Product Manager
9 8 (5.10%) Technical Analyst
9 8 (5.10%) Technical Business Analyst
10 6 (3.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (3.82%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (24.20%) .NET
2 26 (16.56%) Web Services
3 19 (12.10%) ASP.NET
4 12 (7.64%) ASP.NET Web API
4 12 (7.64%) HTML
4 12 (7.64%) Node.js
5 11 (7.01%) CSS
6 9 (5.73%) AngularJS
6 9 (5.73%) WCF
7 8 (5.10%) React
8 6 (3.82%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (3.82%) Vue (Vue.js)
9 5 (3.18%) .NET Core
9 5 (3.18%) jQuery
10 4 (2.55%) .NET Framework
10 4 (2.55%) JSON
10 4 (2.55%) RESTful
10 4 (2.55%) XHTML
11 3 (1.91%) Backbone.js
11 3 (1.91%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.92%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.64%) Public Cloud
3 9 (5.73%) Data Centre
4 7 (4.46%) Clustering
5 6 (3.82%) Mobile App
6 5 (3.18%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (2.55%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (2.55%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.27%) Blog
8 2 (1.27%) Cloud Native
8 2 (1.27%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.27%) NHS
8 2 (1.27%) User Experience
9 1 (0.64%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.64%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.64%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.64%) Life Science
9 1 (0.64%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.64%) PKI
9 1 (0.64%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 16 (10.19%) Linux
2 14 (8.92%) Windows
3 13 (8.28%) Android
3 13 (8.28%) Apple iOS
4 7 (4.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (4.46%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.27%) AIX
6 2 (1.27%) CentOS
6 2 (1.27%) Debian
6 2 (1.27%) HPUX
6 2 (1.27%) Solaris
6 2 (1.27%) Unix
6 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.64%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (30.57%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (26.75%) DevOps
3 21 (13.38%) Microservices
4 20 (12.74%) Scrum
5 13 (8.28%) Configuration Management
6 12 (7.64%) Disaster Recovery
6 12 (7.64%) Migration
6 12 (7.64%) Software Engineering
7 11 (7.01%) Load Balancing
7 11 (7.01%) Technical Architecture
8 10 (6.37%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (6.37%) Data Modelling
8 10 (6.37%) ITIL
9 9 (5.73%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (5.73%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (5.73%) TDD
10 8 (5.10%) Co-Creation
10 8 (5.10%) High Availability
10 8 (5.10%) MVC
10 8 (5.10%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (19.75%) C#
2 26 (16.56%) Java
3 18 (11.46%) Python
4 17 (10.83%) JavaScript
4 17 (10.83%) PHP
5 16 (10.19%) PowerShell
6 14 (8.92%) SQL
7 7 (4.46%) Bash Shell
8 6 (3.82%) Ruby
9 3 (1.91%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.27%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.64%) Go
11 1 (0.64%) Perl
11 1 (0.64%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.64%) XAML
Qualifications
1 10 (6.37%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.46%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (3.18%) CCDE
3 5 (3.18%) CCNP
3 5 (3.18%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.91%) CISSP
5 2 (1.27%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 2 (1.27%) BC Cleared
5 2 (1.27%) CCSP
5 2 (1.27%) CISM
5 2 (1.27%) Degree
5 2 (1.27%) GIAC
5 2 (1.27%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (0.64%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.64%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (0.64%) MCSA
6 1 (0.64%) MCSE
6 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.64%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.73%) SLA
2 8 (5.10%) QA
3 4 (2.55%) GCP
4 2 (1.27%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.64%) GDPR
5 1 (0.64%) PMO
System Software
1 23 (14.65%) Docker
2 11 (7.01%) Active Directory
3 8 (5.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (1.27%) vSphere
6 1 (0.64%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.64%) KVM
6 1 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.64%) Xen
6 1 (0.64%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 23 (14.65%) Puppet
2 17 (10.83%) Ansible
3 9 (5.73%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (5.73%) Terraform
4 7 (4.46%) Kubernetes
4 7 (4.46%) Marathon
4 7 (4.46%) Mesos
4 7 (4.46%) Salt
5 3 (1.91%) Nagios
6 2 (1.27%) CA Single Sign-On
6 2 (1.27%) Cobbler
7 1 (0.64%) CFEngine
7 1 (0.64%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.64%) Rancher
7 1 (0.64%) SCCM
7 1 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.64%) WMI
Vendors
1 54 (34.39%) Microsoft
2 20 (12.74%) VMware
3 12 (7.64%) Xamarin
4 11 (7.01%) Google
4 11 (7.01%) Red Hat
5 8 (5.10%) F5
6 6 (3.82%) Brocade
6 6 (3.82%) Cisco
6 6 (3.82%) Juniper
7 5 (3.18%) Sitecore
7 5 (3.18%) Splunk
8 4 (2.55%) Citrix
8 4 (2.55%) SaltStack
9 3 (1.91%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.91%) SolarWinds
10 2 (1.27%) CA
10 2 (1.27%) MuleSoft
10 2 (1.27%) Oracle
11 1 (0.64%) Blue Coat
11 1 (0.64%) ServiceNow