Period
to 20 November 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 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 60 65
Rank change year-on-year +34 +5 +66
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 147 75 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 6.16% 3.35% 3.36%
As % of the Cloud Services category 28.49% 23.51% 34.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 63 63
Leeds median daily rate £425 £475 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% -7.32% +5.13%
10th Percentile £338 £326 £325
90th Percentile £531 £600 £600
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £475 £525
% change year-on-year -10.53% -9.52% +31.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Leeds median hourly rate - - -
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 516 319 251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 21.62% 14.25% 9.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 237 189
Leeds median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £325 £213 £318
90th Percentile £600 £638 £613
West Yorkshire median daily rate £438 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +1.74% +1.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Leeds median hourly rate £14.00 £22.75 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.46% +56.90% -
10th Percentile £13.50 £19.78 £10.85
90th Percentile £14.50 £25.13 £28.15
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.56 £20.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -28.98% +32.26% -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 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Leeds

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 75 (51.02%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (31.97%) Microsoft
3 38 (25.85%) Windows
4 35 (23.81%) DevOps
5 34 (23.13%) Agile Software Development
6 32 (21.77%) PowerShell
7 30 (20.41%) .NET
8 26 (17.69%) Linux
8 26 (17.69%) Docker
9 24 (16.33%) C#
9 24 (16.33%) SQL
9 24 (16.33%) Active Directory
10 23 (15.65%) Python
11 22 (14.97%) SQL Server
12 21 (14.29%) JavaScript
12 21 (14.29%) Firewall
12 21 (14.29%) Windows Server
13 20 (13.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 20 (13.61%) Migration
14 19 (12.93%) VMware
15 18 (12.24%) IaaS
16 16 (10.88%) Octopus Deploy
16 16 (10.88%) SaaS
16 16 (10.88%) PaaS
16 16 (10.88%) TDD
17 15 (10.20%) Finance
17 15 (10.20%) ASP.NET
17 15 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
17 15 (10.20%) Puppet
17 15 (10.20%) 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 (6.80%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.08%) OpenStack
2 6 (4.08%) WebSphere
3 5 (3.40%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (2.72%) CloudStack
4 4 (2.72%) Confluence
4 4 (2.72%) JBoss
4 4 (2.72%) Skype for Business
4 4 (2.72%) WebLogic
5 3 (2.04%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.36%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.68%) Apache
7 1 (0.68%) CMS
7 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.68%) IIS
7 1 (0.68%) Kentico
7 1 (0.68%) nginx
7 1 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 75 (51.02%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (12.24%) IaaS
3 16 (10.88%) PaaS
3 16 (10.88%) SaaS
4 15 (10.20%) Office 365
5 11 (7.48%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (3.40%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (3.40%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (3.40%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (2.04%) OpenShift
7 3 (2.04%) Serverless
8 2 (1.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (1.36%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (1.36%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (1.36%) npm
8 2 (1.36%) OneDrive
8 2 (1.36%) Slack
9 1 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.68%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 21 (14.29%) Firewall
2 11 (7.48%) DNS
3 5 (3.40%) BGP
3 5 (3.40%) Cisco IOS
3 5 (3.40%) NX-OS
3 5 (3.40%) OSPF
3 5 (3.40%) SAN
3 5 (3.40%) Skype
3 5 (3.40%) VPN
4 4 (2.72%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (2.72%) WAN
5 3 (2.04%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (1.36%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (1.36%) LAN
6 2 (1.36%) MPLS
6 2 (1.36%) VoIP
6 2 (1.36%) VPLS
7 1 (0.68%) DHCP
7 1 (0.68%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.68%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (14.97%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.12%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (4.08%) Hadoop
4 5 (3.40%) Big Data
5 4 (2.72%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.04%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (2.04%) Power BI
6 3 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.36%) Amazon Aurora
7 2 (1.36%) Apache Hive
7 2 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.36%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.68%) MS Access
8 1 (0.68%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.68%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 16 (10.88%) Octopus Deploy
2 15 (10.20%) Jenkins
3 13 (8.84%) Git (software)
4 11 (7.48%) JIRA
5 10 (6.80%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (6.12%) JMeter
7 8 (5.44%) TeamCity
8 4 (2.72%) Bitbucket
8 4 (2.72%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (2.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (2.04%) Gatling
9 3 (2.04%) NeoLoad
9 3 (2.04%) Selenium
10 2 (1.36%) Cucumber
10 2 (1.36%) MSTest
10 2 (1.36%) NUnit
10 2 (1.36%) PyCharm
10 2 (1.36%) TestNG
10 2 (1.36%) Vagrant
10 2 (1.36%) webpack
General
1 15 (10.20%) Finance
2 4 (2.72%) Retail
3 3 (2.04%) Games
3 3 (2.04%) Marketing
4 2 (1.36%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.68%) Advertising
5 1 (0.68%) Back Office
5 1 (0.68%) Banking
5 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.68%) Law
5 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (24.49%) Developer
2 26 (17.69%) DevOps Engineer
3 21 (14.29%) Azure Engineer
4 16 (10.88%) Architect
5 15 (10.20%) Cloud Engineer
6 14 (9.52%) .NET Developer
6 14 (9.52%) C# Developer
7 13 (8.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 12 (8.16%) C# .NET Developer
9 9 (6.12%) Senior Developer
10 8 (5.44%) Platform Engineer
10 8 (5.44%) Senior .NET Developer
10 8 (5.44%) Windows Engineer
11 7 (4.76%) Azure DevOps
11 7 (4.76%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 7 (4.76%) Senior C# .NET Developer
11 7 (4.76%) Senior C# Developer
12 5 (3.40%) Performance Tester
12 5 (3.40%) Technical Manager
12 5 (3.40%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (20.41%) .NET
2 15 (10.20%) ASP.NET
3 14 (9.52%) AngularJS
3 14 (9.52%) ASP.NET Web API
4 12 (8.16%) .NET Core
4 12 (8.16%) HTML
5 11 (7.48%) CSS
6 10 (6.80%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (6.80%) HTML5
7 9 (6.12%) CSS3
7 9 (6.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 9 (6.12%) Vue.js
8 8 (5.44%) Kafka
8 8 (5.44%) Web Services
9 6 (4.08%) .NET Framework
10 4 (2.72%) ASP.NET Core
10 4 (2.72%) Node.js
10 4 (2.72%) RESTful
11 3 (2.04%) React
12 2 (1.36%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.12%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.44%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (2.72%) Public Cloud
3 4 (2.72%) User Experience
4 3 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.04%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.36%) CMDB
5 2 (1.36%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.36%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.68%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.68%) EMC VNX
6 1 (0.68%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.68%) NHS
6 1 (0.68%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.68%) PKI
6 1 (0.68%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 38 (25.85%) Windows
2 26 (17.69%) Linux
3 21 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 8 (5.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (3.40%) Windows 10
5 5 (3.40%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.04%) Unix
6 3 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.36%) AIX
7 2 (1.36%) CentOS
7 2 (1.36%) Solaris
7 2 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.68%) Amazon Linux
8 1 (0.68%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.68%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (23.81%) DevOps
2 34 (23.13%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (13.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 20 (13.61%) Migration
4 16 (10.88%) TDD
5 13 (8.84%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (8.84%) Microservices
5 13 (8.84%) Scrum
6 12 (8.16%) MVC
7 11 (7.48%) Configuration Management
8 10 (6.80%) Analytics
9 9 (6.12%) E-Commerce
9 9 (6.12%) Web Development
10 8 (5.44%) Performance Testing
11 7 (4.76%) Deployment Automation
12 6 (4.08%) Service Delivery
12 6 (4.08%) Test Strategy
13 5 (3.40%) BDD
13 5 (3.40%) Test Automation
13 5 (3.40%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 32 (21.77%) PowerShell
2 24 (16.33%) C#
2 24 (16.33%) SQL
3 23 (15.65%) Python
4 21 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 9 (6.12%) Bash Shell
5 9 (6.12%) Ruby
6 8 (5.44%) Java
7 6 (4.08%) Perl
7 6 (4.08%) Shell Script
8 5 (3.40%) TypeScript
9 4 (2.72%) Go
9 4 (2.72%) Kotlin
9 4 (2.72%) PHP
10 2 (1.36%) Java 8
11 1 (0.68%) R
11 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.68%) VB
11 1 (0.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (5.44%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.08%) CCNP
2 6 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (3.40%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.04%) CCIE
4 3 (2.04%) MCP
5 2 (1.36%) BC Cleared
5 2 (1.36%) Degree
6 1 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.68%) CCNA
6 1 (0.68%) CCSA
6 1 (0.68%) CCSE
6 1 (0.68%) CCSM
6 1 (0.68%) CISM
6 1 (0.68%) CISSP
6 1 (0.68%) MCSA
6 1 (0.68%) MCSE
6 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.04%) SLA
2 2 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.36%) QA
3 1 (0.68%) GDPR
System Software
1 26 (17.69%) Docker
2 24 (16.33%) Active Directory
3 15 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.40%) Xen
5 4 (2.72%) vSphere
5 4 (2.72%) XenServer
6 3 (2.04%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (2.04%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.68%) Firmware
7 1 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (10.20%) Puppet
2 12 (8.16%) Kubernetes
2 12 (8.16%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (5.44%) Ansible
3 8 (5.44%) Terraform
4 5 (3.40%) Rancher
5 4 (2.72%) Grafana
5 4 (2.72%) SCCM
6 3 (2.04%) Cobbler
7 2 (1.36%) CFEngine
7 2 (1.36%) Graphite
7 2 (1.36%) Graylog
7 2 (1.36%) Kibana
7 2 (1.36%) Mesos
7 2 (1.36%) Nagios
7 2 (1.36%) Prometheus
7 2 (1.36%) Salt
8 1 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.68%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.68%) vRealize
Vendors
1 47 (31.97%) Microsoft
2 19 (12.93%) VMware
3 11 (7.48%) Cisco
4 10 (6.80%) Google
5 8 (5.44%) Splunk
6 7 (4.76%) Atlassian
7 6 (4.08%) CheckPoint
7 6 (4.08%) Red Hat
8 4 (2.72%) CA
9 3 (2.04%) F5
9 3 (2.04%) Oracle
10 2 (1.36%) Citrix
10 2 (1.36%) Dell
10 2 (1.36%) Tableau
10 2 (1.36%) Veeam
11 1 (0.68%) CA Agile Central
11 1 (0.68%) Nintex
11 1 (0.68%) Rackspace
11 1 (0.68%) SolarWinds
11 1 (0.68%) Xamarin