Period
to 17 October 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Azure over the 6 months to 17 October 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
England > North East
6 months to
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 8 15 59
Rank change year-on-year +7 +44 +71
Contract jobs citing Azure 112 127 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 11.67% 10.49% 3.62%
As % of the Cloud Services category 39.02% 50.40% 27.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 83 33
North East median daily rate £450 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +12.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £316 £325 £281
90th Percentile £520 £600 £470
England median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
North East median hourly rate £40.50 - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £18.88 £42.50
% change year-on-year +138.41% -55.59% +13.33%

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 the North East with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 287 252 162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 29.90% 20.81% 13.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 170 116
North East median daily rate £425 £441 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.68% +22.31% -3.80%
10th Percentile £163 £299 £208
90th Percentile £509 £576 £588
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 0
North East median hourly rate £16.50 £15.35 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.49% - -
England median hourly rate £22.72 £17.60 £20.00
% change year-on-year +29.06% -12.00% +5.26%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Azure as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Azure in the North East

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Azure in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure in the North East

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure in the North East over the 6 months to 17 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure in the North East

Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Azure in the North East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Azure in the North East

Azure
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Azure within the North East region over the 6 months to 17 October 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +11 75 £425 +1.19% 54
Durham +4 30 £450 -5.26% 10
Teesside - 3 £550 -
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, IT contractor jobs citing 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 North East region with a requirement for Azure.

1 70 (62.50%) DevOps
2 54 (48.21%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (29.46%) AWS
4 32 (28.57%) QA
5 28 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 27 (24.11%) JavaScript
7 26 (23.21%) .NET
8 25 (22.32%) Analytics
9 24 (21.43%) Jenkins
10 23 (20.54%) Windows
11 22 (19.64%) QA Automation
12 21 (18.75%) AngularJS
12 21 (18.75%) C#
12 21 (18.75%) Scrum
12 21 (18.75%) Node.js
13 20 (17.86%) JMeter
13 20 (17.86%) Java
13 20 (17.86%) React
14 19 (16.96%) hapi
14 19 (16.96%) SQL
14 19 (16.96%) PowerShell
15 18 (16.07%) Google
15 18 (16.07%) Static Code Analysis
15 18 (16.07%) Docker
15 18 (16.07%) Public Sector
16 16 (14.29%) jQuery
17 15 (13.39%) JUnit
17 15 (13.39%) TDD
17 15 (13.39%) git-flow
18 14 (12.50%) Hibernate

Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 (8.93%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.79%) Apache
2 2 (1.79%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.89%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (0.89%) CMS
3 1 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.89%) IIS
3 1 (0.89%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.89%) nginx
3 1 (0.89%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.89%) SAS
3 1 (0.89%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (29.46%) AWS
2 12 (10.71%) Google Analytics
3 11 (9.82%) PaaS
3 11 (9.82%) Serverless
4 10 (8.93%) IaaS
5 9 (8.04%) SaaS
6 7 (6.25%) GCP
6 7 (6.25%) GitHub
7 5 (4.46%) Office 365
8 4 (3.57%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (2.68%) Azure Functions
10 2 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (1.79%) Datadog
10 2 (1.79%) OpenShift
10 2 (1.79%) Power Platform
11 1 (0.89%) Akamai
11 1 (0.89%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.89%) Route 53
11 1 (0.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.71%) DNS
2 5 (4.46%) Skype
3 4 (3.57%) SAN
4 1 (0.89%) DHCP
4 1 (0.89%) HTTP
4 1 (0.89%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.89%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.46%) MongoDB
2 4 (3.57%) Azure SQL Database
2 4 (3.57%) Cosmos DB
2 4 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.68%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.79%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (1.79%) Big Data
4 2 (1.79%) BigQuery
4 2 (1.79%) Cloud Spanner
4 2 (1.79%) DB2
4 2 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.79%) Power BI
4 2 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.89%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.89%) Qlik Sense
5 1 (0.89%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 24 (21.43%) Jenkins
2 20 (17.86%) JMeter
3 15 (13.39%) git-flow
3 15 (13.39%) JUnit
4 11 (9.82%) Selenium
5 10 (8.93%) Visual Studio Team System
6 7 (6.25%) Git (software)
7 6 (5.36%) SoapUI
7 6 (5.36%) SpecFlow
8 4 (3.57%) TeamCity
9 3 (2.68%) SonarQube
10 2 (1.79%) Artifactory
10 2 (1.79%) Cucumber
10 2 (1.79%) HP UFT
10 2 (1.79%) JIRA
10 2 (1.79%) Sahi
10 2 (1.79%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.79%) WATIR
11 1 (0.89%) ERwin
11 1 (0.89%) LoadRunner
General
1 18 (16.07%) Public Sector
2 11 (9.82%) Finance
3 5 (4.46%) Manufacturing
3 5 (4.46%) Retail
4 2 (1.79%) Back Office
4 2 (1.79%) Front Office
4 2 (1.79%) Legal
4 2 (1.79%) Publishing
5 1 (0.89%) Automotive
5 1 (0.89%) Local Government
5 1 (0.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 46 (41.07%) Developer
2 11 (9.82%) Full Stack Developer
3 10 (8.93%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (7.14%) Azure Engineer
4 8 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (7.14%) Senior Developer
5 7 (6.25%) .NET Developer
5 7 (6.25%) Architect
6 6 (5.36%) Consultant
6 6 (5.36%) Digital Developer
6 6 (5.36%) QA Engineer
6 6 (5.36%) Software Developer
7 5 (4.46%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 5 (4.46%) Azure DevOps
7 5 (4.46%) Cloud Engineer
7 5 (4.46%) Java Developer
7 5 (4.46%) JavaScript Developer
8 4 (3.57%) QA Automation Engineer
8 4 (3.57%) Scrum Master
8 4 (3.57%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (23.21%) .NET
2 21 (18.75%) AngularJS
2 21 (18.75%) Node.js
3 20 (17.86%) React
4 19 (16.96%) hapi
5 16 (14.29%) jQuery
6 14 (12.50%) Hibernate
7 13 (11.61%) JSON
8 12 (10.71%) Web Services
9 9 (8.04%) .NET Core
10 5 (4.46%) HTML
11 4 (3.57%) ASP.NET
11 4 (3.57%) CSS
12 3 (2.68%) .NET Framework
12 3 (2.68%) gRPC
12 3 (2.68%) HTML5
12 3 (2.68%) Kafka
12 3 (2.68%) Protocol Buffers
12 3 (2.68%) REST
12 3 (2.68%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.25%) User Experience
2 5 (4.46%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.57%) Public Cloud
4 3 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.79%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.79%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.89%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.89%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 23 (20.54%) Windows
2 12 (10.71%) Linux
3 7 (6.25%) Windows Server
4 6 (5.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.79%) Android
5 2 (1.79%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.79%) DC/OS
5 2 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.89%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.89%) Unix
6 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (62.50%) DevOps
2 54 (48.21%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 25 (22.32%) Analytics
5 22 (19.64%) QA Automation
6 21 (18.75%) Scrum
7 18 (16.07%) Static Code Analysis
8 15 (13.39%) TDD
9 13 (11.61%) BDD
10 12 (10.71%) Problem-Solving
11 11 (9.82%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (9.82%) Open Source
12 10 (8.93%) Microservices
13 9 (8.04%) Process Improvement
14 8 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 8 (7.14%) Technical Leadership
14 8 (7.14%) User Stories
15 7 (6.25%) Integration Testing
15 7 (6.25%) Kanban
15 7 (6.25%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (24.11%) JavaScript
2 21 (18.75%) C#
3 20 (17.86%) Java
4 19 (16.96%) PowerShell
4 19 (16.96%) SQL
5 11 (9.82%) Python
6 6 (5.36%) C
6 6 (5.36%) Ruby
7 5 (4.46%) Bash Shell
7 5 (4.46%) C++
7 5 (4.46%) Shell Script
8 4 (3.57%) TypeScript
9 3 (2.68%) Go
9 3 (2.68%) Perl
10 2 (1.79%) Scala
11 1 (0.89%) R
Qualifications
1 14 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 12 (10.71%) BPSS Clearance
3 7 (6.25%) Degree
4 5 (4.46%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.68%) ISEB
5 3 (2.68%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.79%) DBS Check
6 2 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.79%) PMP
7 1 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.89%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (28.57%) QA
2 1 (0.89%) GDPR
2 1 (0.89%) WCAG
System Software
1 18 (16.07%) Docker
2 8 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.79%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.89%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.89%) NFS
4 1 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.89%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (11.61%) Kubernetes
2 7 (6.25%) SCOM
3 6 (5.36%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (5.36%) Terraform
4 5 (4.46%) Ansible
4 5 (4.46%) Puppet
5 4 (3.57%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (3.57%) SCCM
6 2 (1.79%) Nagios
6 2 (1.79%) Packer
7 1 (0.89%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.89%) Kibana
7 1 (0.89%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 18 (16.07%) Google
2 12 (10.71%) Microsoft
3 11 (9.82%) VMware
4 5 (4.46%) Citrix
5 3 (2.68%) Cisco
5 3 (2.68%) EMC
5 3 (2.68%) Ivanti
5 3 (2.68%) New Relic
5 3 (2.68%) Oracle
6 2 (1.79%) Databricks
6 2 (1.79%) Splunk
7 1 (0.89%) Cloudera
7 1 (0.89%) IBM
7 1 (0.89%) Informatica
7 1 (0.89%) Nintex
7 1 (0.89%) Tableau