Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 92 79
Rank change year-on-year +56 -13 +72
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 143 40 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 5.78% 1.85% 2.88%
As % of the Cloud Services category 28.83% 20.51% 29.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 30 62
Leeds median daily rate £425 £463 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.11% +5.71% +16.67%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £325
90th Percentile £538 £508 £588
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £430 £500
% change year-on-year -1.16% -14.00% +33.33%
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 496 195 283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 20.03% 9.02% 9.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 136 221
Leeds median daily rate £438 £450 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% -7.69% +27.87%
10th Percentile £325 £260 £325
90th Percentile £588 £596 £613
West Yorkshire median daily rate £438 £438 £450
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Leeds median hourly rate £14.00 £20.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.71% -10.87% -
10th Percentile £13.50 £17.65 £15.98
90th Percentile £14.50 £24.75 £29.83
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.56 £20.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -28.98% +32.26% -

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 23 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Leeds

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 71 (49.65%) Amazon AWS
2 56 (39.16%) Microsoft
3 36 (25.17%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (24.48%) PowerShell
4 35 (24.48%) .NET
5 33 (23.08%) DevOps
6 31 (21.68%) Python
7 30 (20.98%) C#
8 29 (20.28%) SQL Server
9 26 (18.18%) JavaScript
10 25 (17.48%) Windows
11 24 (16.78%) Docker
12 23 (16.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 22 (15.38%) Linux
13 22 (15.38%) Git (software)
14 21 (14.69%) Puppet
14 21 (14.69%) ASP.NET
14 21 (14.69%) Microservices
14 21 (14.69%) ASP.NET Web API
15 20 (13.99%) MVC
15 20 (13.99%) TDD
16 19 (13.29%) Security Cleared
17 18 (12.59%) VMware
17 18 (12.59%) ASP.NET MVC
17 18 (12.59%) Octopus Deploy
18 17 (11.89%) PaaS
18 17 (11.89%) Firewall
19 16 (11.19%) Hadoop
19 16 (11.19%) AngularJS
19 16 (11.19%) Jenkins

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 (6.99%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (5.59%) OpenStack
3 4 (2.80%) Apache Pig
3 4 (2.80%) Apache Spark
3 4 (2.80%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.10%) CloudStack
4 3 (2.10%) JBoss
4 3 (2.10%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.10%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.40%) Confluence
5 2 (1.40%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.70%) Apache
6 1 (0.70%) IIS
6 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (2.80%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.10%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 71 (49.65%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (11.89%) PaaS
3 14 (9.79%) IaaS
4 11 (7.69%) Office 365
5 10 (6.99%) SaaS
6 9 (6.29%) AWS CloudFormation
7 8 (5.59%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (4.20%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (4.20%) npm
9 3 (2.10%) Serverless
10 2 (1.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (1.40%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (1.40%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (1.40%) IBM Cloud
10 2 (1.40%) Slack
11 1 (0.70%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 17 (11.89%) Firewall
2 10 (6.99%) VPN
3 8 (5.59%) WAN
4 7 (4.90%) LAN
5 6 (4.20%) MPLS
5 6 (4.20%) Wireless
6 4 (2.80%) DNS
6 4 (2.80%) SAN
7 2 (1.40%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (1.40%) NAS
7 2 (1.40%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (1.40%) Skype
8 1 (0.70%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.70%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.70%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.70%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.70%) Network Security
8 1 (0.70%) S/MIME
8 1 (0.70%) SSL
8 1 (0.70%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (20.28%) SQL Server
2 16 (11.19%) Hadoop
3 15 (10.49%) Big Data
4 13 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (4.20%) Apache Hive
5 6 (4.20%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (2.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.10%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (2.10%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.10%) Power BI
7 3 (2.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.40%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.40%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.70%) Amazon Aurora
9 1 (0.70%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 22 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 18 (12.59%) Octopus Deploy
3 16 (11.19%) Jenkins
4 12 (8.39%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (7.69%) TeamCity
6 6 (4.20%) JMeter
6 6 (4.20%) Subversion
6 6 (4.20%) webpack
7 5 (3.50%) JIRA
7 5 (3.50%) MSTest
7 5 (3.50%) NUnit
8 4 (2.80%) Psake
8 4 (2.80%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (2.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (2.10%) Bitbucket
10 2 (1.40%) Cucumber
10 2 (1.40%) GitLab
10 2 (1.40%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.70%) Maven
11 1 (0.70%) PHPUnit
General
1 9 (6.29%) Finance
2 5 (3.50%) Retail
3 4 (2.80%) Spanish Language
4 3 (2.10%) Marketing
5 1 (0.70%) Advertising
5 1 (0.70%) Back Office
5 1 (0.70%) Banking
5 1 (0.70%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.70%) Law
Job Titles
1 42 (29.37%) Developer
2 25 (17.48%) DevOps Engineer
3 22 (15.38%) Azure Engineer
4 19 (13.29%) .NET Developer
4 19 (13.29%) C# Developer
5 17 (11.89%) Architect
5 17 (11.89%) C# .NET Developer
5 17 (11.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (9.09%) Cloud Engineer
6 13 (9.09%) Senior Developer
7 12 (8.39%) Senior .NET Developer
8 11 (7.69%) Senior C# .NET Developer
8 11 (7.69%) Senior C# Developer
9 9 (6.29%) Linux Engineer
9 9 (6.29%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (6.29%) Python Developer
10 7 (4.90%) Azure DevOps
10 7 (4.90%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 5 (3.50%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 5 (3.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (24.48%) .NET
2 21 (14.69%) ASP.NET
2 21 (14.69%) ASP.NET Web API
3 18 (12.59%) ASP.NET MVC
4 16 (11.19%) AngularJS
5 15 (10.49%) .NET Core
5 15 (10.49%) CSS
5 15 (10.49%) HTML
6 14 (9.79%) CSS3
7 13 (9.09%) Vue.js
8 12 (8.39%) HTML5
8 12 (8.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 12 (8.39%) Web Services
9 7 (4.90%) ASP.NET Core
9 7 (4.90%) Node.js
10 6 (4.20%) .NET Framework
10 6 (4.20%) Kafka
10 6 (4.20%) Sass
11 5 (3.50%) RESTful
11 5 (3.50%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.90%) Public Cloud
2 5 (3.50%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.80%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (2.10%) NHS
5 2 (1.40%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.40%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.40%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.40%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.40%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.70%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.70%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.70%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.70%) EMC VNX
6 1 (0.70%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.70%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.70%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.70%) PKI
6 1 (0.70%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 25 (17.48%) Windows
2 22 (15.38%) Linux
3 14 (9.79%) Windows Server
4 7 (4.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (3.50%) Windows 10
6 4 (2.80%) Windows 7
7 3 (2.10%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.40%) Android
8 2 (1.40%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.40%) CentOS
8 2 (1.40%) Unix
8 2 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.70%) AIX
9 1 (0.70%) Amazon Linux
9 1 (0.70%) Solaris
9 1 (0.70%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (25.17%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (23.08%) DevOps
3 23 (16.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 21 (14.69%) Microservices
5 20 (13.99%) MVC
5 20 (13.99%) TDD
6 15 (10.49%) Migration
6 15 (10.49%) Scrum
7 14 (9.79%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (8.39%) Web Development
9 9 (6.29%) Configuration Management
9 9 (6.29%) Cybersecurity
10 8 (5.59%) Analytics
11 7 (4.90%) E-Commerce
11 7 (4.90%) Service Delivery
12 6 (4.20%) Agile Project Management
12 6 (4.20%) CQRS
12 6 (4.20%) Project Management
12 6 (4.20%) Test Strategy
12 6 (4.20%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 35 (24.48%) PowerShell
2 31 (21.68%) Python
3 30 (20.98%) C#
4 26 (18.18%) JavaScript
5 15 (10.49%) SQL
6 13 (9.09%) Java
7 11 (7.69%) Bash Shell
8 9 (6.29%) Ruby
9 8 (5.59%) Go
9 8 (5.59%) Perl
9 8 (5.59%) PHP
10 6 (4.20%) TypeScript
11 5 (3.50%) Shell Script
12 4 (2.80%) Kotlin
13 2 (1.40%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.70%) Java 8
14 1 (0.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (13.29%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.59%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.90%) BC Cleared
4 6 (4.20%) CCNP
4 6 (4.20%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (3.50%) CCDE
6 3 (2.10%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.40%) CISSP
7 2 (1.40%) Degree
7 2 (1.40%) MCP
8 1 (0.70%) CCIE
8 1 (0.70%) CCNA
8 1 (0.70%) CCSA
8 1 (0.70%) CCSE
8 1 (0.70%) CCSM
8 1 (0.70%) CISM
8 1 (0.70%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (0.70%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.20%) SLA
2 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.70%) PMO
System Software
1 24 (16.78%) Docker
2 15 (10.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (9.09%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.10%) vSphere
4 3 (2.10%) Xen
4 3 (2.10%) XenServer
5 2 (1.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (1.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.70%) Firmware
6 1 (0.70%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 21 (14.69%) Puppet
2 14 (9.79%) Ansible
3 10 (6.99%) Terraform
4 8 (5.59%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (4.90%) Kubernetes
6 5 (3.50%) CA Single Sign-On
6 5 (3.50%) CFEngine
6 5 (3.50%) Salt
7 4 (2.80%) Rancher
8 2 (1.40%) Cobbler
8 2 (1.40%) Grafana
8 2 (1.40%) Graylog
8 2 (1.40%) Kibana
8 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (1.40%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.70%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.70%) Nessus
9 1 (0.70%) SCCM
9 1 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.70%) vRealize
Vendors
1 56 (39.16%) Microsoft
2 18 (12.59%) VMware
3 10 (6.99%) Google
4 9 (6.29%) CA
4 9 (6.29%) Cisco
5 7 (4.90%) Splunk
6 6 (4.20%) Atlassian
7 5 (3.50%) Juniper
7 5 (3.50%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.10%) Citrix
8 3 (2.10%) F5
8 3 (2.10%) Xamarin
9 2 (1.40%) Tableau
9 2 (1.40%) Veeam
10 1 (0.70%) EMC
10 1 (0.70%) Nintex
10 1 (0.70%) Oracle
10 1 (0.70%) Rackspace
10 1 (0.70%) RedGate
10 1 (0.70%) SAP