Period
to 21 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 21 August 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)
Tyne and Wear > Newcastle upon Tyne
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 46 134
Rank change year-on-year +25 +88 -44
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 84 47 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 9.50% 5.66% 0.80%
As % of the Cloud Services category 46.93% 50.00% 15.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 36 16
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £375 £423 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.40% +21.97% +11.94%
10th Percentile £299 £325 £281
90th Percentile £550 £504 £500
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £375 £422 £347
% change year-on-year -11.03% +21.47% +11.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate - - -
Tyne and Wear 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 Newcastle upon Tyne with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 179 94 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 20.25% 11.31% 5.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 78 77
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £400 £396 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.95% +5.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £268 £208 £283
90th Percentile £574 £560 £521
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £400 £391 £368
% change year-on-year +2.24% +6.44% +5.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £13.50 - £28.00
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £13.50 - £28.00

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Job postings citing Microsoft Azure as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Azure in Newcastle upon Tyne

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Azure in Newcastle upon Tyne

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Newcastle upon Tyne over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 64 (76.19%) DevOps
2 59 (70.24%) Amazon AWS
3 55 (65.48%) Ansible
4 53 (63.10%) Puppet
5 51 (60.71%) Open Source
6 49 (58.33%) Linux
7 48 (57.14%) Windows
8 46 (54.76%) Configuration Management
9 45 (53.57%) Java
10 42 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
10 42 (50.00%) Jenkins
11 41 (48.81%) Terraform
12 40 (47.62%) Docker
12 40 (47.62%) High Availability
12 40 (47.62%) Data Centre
12 40 (47.62%) Bash Shell
12 40 (47.62%) Python
13 39 (46.43%) PowerShell
14 38 (45.24%) C++
14 38 (45.24%) Nagios
15 37 (44.05%) Splunk
15 37 (44.05%) New Relic
16 35 (41.67%) Datadog
16 35 (41.67%) Elastic Stack
16 35 (41.67%) Ruby
17 34 (40.48%) TeamCity
17 34 (40.48%) Test Automation
17 34 (40.48%) BDD
17 34 (40.48%) C
17 34 (40.48%) Perl

Microsoft Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 7 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.57%) NServiceBus
3 2 (2.38%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.19%) Confluence
4 1 (1.19%) JBoss
4 1 (1.19%) nginx
4 1 (1.19%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.19%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.19%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 59 (70.24%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (41.67%) Datadog
3 5 (5.95%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (3.57%) PaaS
5 2 (2.38%) Slack
6 1 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.19%) Boomi
6 1 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.19%) IaaS
6 1 (1.19%) OpenShift
6 1 (1.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.38%) Remote Desktop
1 2 (2.38%) VPN
2 1 (1.19%) Firewall
2 1 (1.19%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (33.33%) Amazon Redshift
2 8 (9.52%) MongoDB
3 7 (8.33%) NoSQL
4 5 (5.95%) SQL Server
5 3 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.57%) MySQL
6 2 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.19%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.19%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 42 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 34 (40.48%) TeamCity
3 10 (11.90%) Git (software)
4 5 (5.95%) JIRA
5 1 (1.19%) GitLab
5 1 (1.19%) Maven
5 1 (1.19%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.19%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (2.38%) Finance
2 1 (1.19%) Retail
Job Titles
1 46 (54.76%) DevOps Engineer
2 20 (23.81%) Developer
3 12 (14.29%) Architect
4 8 (9.52%) Cloud Engineer
4 8 (9.52%) Senior DevOps
5 7 (8.33%) Automation Engineer
5 7 (8.33%) Open Source Architect
5 7 (8.33%) Open Source Developer
6 6 (7.14%) Junior
6 6 (7.14%) Junior DevOps
6 6 (7.14%) Junior DevOps Engineer
7 5 (5.95%) .NET Developer
7 5 (5.95%) AWS DevOps
7 5 (5.95%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 5 (5.95%) AWS Engineer
8 4 (4.76%) C# Developer
8 4 (4.76%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 4 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (3.57%) Cloud Automation Engineer
9 3 (3.57%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (41.67%) Elastic Stack
2 12 (14.29%) Node.js
3 11 (13.10%) AngularJS
4 10 (11.90%) REST
5 9 (10.71%) HTML
6 8 (9.52%) .NET
7 5 (5.95%) ASP.NET
7 5 (5.95%) jQuery
8 4 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (3.57%) .NET Framework
9 3 (3.57%) Angular 2
9 3 (3.57%) CSS
9 3 (3.57%) Software Packaging
9 3 (3.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (2.38%) Ajax
10 2 (2.38%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (2.38%) React
10 2 (2.38%) RESTful
11 1 (1.19%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 1 (1.19%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 40 (47.62%) Data Centre
2 10 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.76%) Private Cloud
4 3 (3.57%) User Experience
5 2 (2.38%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.38%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.38%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.19%) DataPower
6 1 (1.19%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.19%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 49 (58.33%) Linux
2 48 (57.14%) Windows
3 7 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (7.14%) CentOS
5 4 (4.76%) Debian
5 4 (4.76%) Unix
6 3 (3.57%) AIX
7 2 (2.38%) DC/OS
7 2 (2.38%) Mesosphere
7 2 (2.38%) VMS
7 2 (2.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (76.19%) DevOps
2 51 (60.71%) Open Source
3 46 (54.76%) Configuration Management
4 42 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (47.62%) High Availability
6 34 (40.48%) BDD
6 34 (40.48%) Test Automation
7 21 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 16 (19.05%) Technical Architecture
9 11 (13.10%) Software Engineering
10 9 (10.71%) TOGAF
11 8 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
12 7 (8.33%) Microservices
12 7 (8.33%) Open Source Development
13 6 (7.14%) Analytical Thinking
13 6 (7.14%) Creative Thinking
13 6 (7.14%) MVC
13 6 (7.14%) TDD
14 5 (5.95%) Migration
15 4 (4.76%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 45 (53.57%) Java
2 40 (47.62%) Bash Shell
2 40 (47.62%) Python
3 39 (46.43%) PowerShell
4 38 (45.24%) C++
5 35 (41.67%) Ruby
6 34 (40.48%) C
6 34 (40.48%) Perl
7 22 (26.19%) JavaScript
8 15 (17.86%) C#
9 11 (13.10%) SQL
10 4 (4.76%) TypeScript
11 2 (2.38%) PHP
11 2 (2.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (22.62%) Security Cleared
2 16 (19.05%) SC Cleared
3 11 (13.10%) Degree
4 1 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.95%) GCP
2 1 (1.19%) PMO
2 1 (1.19%) QA
System Software
1 40 (47.62%) Docker
2 3 (3.57%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.19%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 55 (65.48%) Ansible
2 53 (63.10%) Puppet
3 41 (48.81%) Terraform
4 38 (45.24%) Nagios
5 34 (40.48%) Kubernetes
5 34 (40.48%) Packer
6 21 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (2.38%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (1.19%) Dollar Universe
8 1 (1.19%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 37 (44.05%) New Relic
1 37 (44.05%) Splunk
2 7 (8.33%) Red Hat
3 6 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 5 (5.95%) Google
4 5 (5.95%) Oracle
5 4 (4.76%) SAP
6 1 (1.19%) Axway
6 1 (1.19%) Capita
6 1 (1.19%) Dell
6 1 (1.19%) HP
6 1 (1.19%) IBM
6 1 (1.19%) Informatica
6 1 (1.19%) Siebel
6 1 (1.19%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.19%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.19%) VMware