Period
to 26 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 26 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)
England > North East
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 50 131
Rank change year-on-year +34 +81 -27
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 129 45 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 10.67% 3.67% 1.49%
As % of the Cloud Services category 54.66% 29.80% 19.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 33 37
North East median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £315 £281 £275
90th Percentile £596 £470 £447
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
North East median hourly rate - - £15.50
England median hourly rate £28.72 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -32.44% +6.25% +6.67%

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 the North East with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 236 151 226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 19.52% 12.33% 7.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 111 166
North East median daily rate £420 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -12.50% -
10th Percentile £294 £208 £285
90th Percentile £588 £575 £533
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 10
North East median hourly rate £15.20 - £23.00
10th Percentile £13.73 - £14.44
90th Percentile £17.45 - £29.80
England median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -6.50% +5.26% -20.83%

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Azure in the North East

Microsoft 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 Microsoft Azure in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Azure in the North East

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in the North East over the 6 months to 26 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in the North East

Microsoft 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 Microsoft Azure within the North East region over the 6 months to 26 September 2018. 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 +39 100 £395 -1.25% 35
Durham +5 27 £400 +17.65% 7
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 North East region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 79 (61.24%) DevOps
2 62 (48.06%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (48.06%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (45.74%) Ansible
4 57 (44.19%) Windows
5 55 (42.64%) Linux
6 53 (41.09%) Puppet
7 52 (40.31%) Open Source
8 50 (38.76%) Configuration Management
9 48 (37.21%) Java
9 48 (37.21%) Docker
9 48 (37.21%) Jenkins
10 46 (35.66%) Terraform
11 43 (33.33%) Test Automation
11 43 (33.33%) Python
12 42 (32.56%) High Availability
12 42 (32.56%) Data Centre
13 41 (31.78%) C++
14 40 (31.01%) Bash Shell
15 39 (30.23%) Nagios
15 39 (30.23%) PowerShell
16 38 (29.46%) C#
16 38 (29.46%) Splunk
16 38 (29.46%) New Relic
16 38 (29.46%) Kubernetes
17 36 (27.91%) Datadog
17 36 (27.91%) Elastic Stack
18 35 (27.13%) Packer
18 35 (27.13%) TeamCity
18 35 (27.13%) BDD

Microsoft 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 11 (8.53%) SharePoint
2 9 (6.98%) NServiceBus
3 2 (1.55%) Confluence
4 1 (0.78%) nginx
Business Applications
1 2 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 62 (48.06%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (27.91%) Datadog
3 9 (6.98%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (4.65%) PaaS
5 5 (3.88%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (3.10%) IaaS
6 4 (3.10%) iPaaS
7 3 (2.33%) Azure Functions
7 3 (2.33%) Office 365
7 3 (2.33%) Serverless
8 2 (1.55%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.55%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (1.55%) Slack
9 1 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.78%) Boomi
9 1 (0.78%) DigitalOcean
9 1 (0.78%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.55%) Remote Desktop
1 2 (1.55%) VPN
2 1 (0.78%) Firewall
2 1 (0.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (22.48%) Amazon Redshift
2 13 (10.08%) SQL Server
3 11 (8.53%) MongoDB
3 11 (8.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (7.75%) NoSQL
5 7 (5.43%) Azure SQL Database
5 7 (5.43%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (5.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.33%) MySQL
7 2 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.55%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.78%) Cosmos DB
8 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 48 (37.21%) Jenkins
2 35 (27.13%) TeamCity
3 14 (10.85%) Git (software)
4 10 (7.75%) Visual Studio Team System
5 9 (6.98%) JIRA
6 6 (4.65%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (3.88%) GitLab
8 4 (3.10%) Cucumber
8 4 (3.10%) Jasmine
8 4 (3.10%) JUnit
8 4 (3.10%) Karma Test Runner
8 4 (3.10%) MSTest
8 4 (3.10%) NUnit
8 4 (3.10%) Selenium
8 4 (3.10%) SonarQube
8 4 (3.10%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (2.33%) JMeter
10 1 (0.78%) Maven
10 1 (0.78%) Subversion
10 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (4.65%) Finance
2 2 (1.55%) Retail
3 1 (0.78%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 60 (46.51%) DevOps Engineer
2 41 (31.78%) Developer
3 14 (10.85%) Architect
4 11 (8.53%) Azure Developer
5 10 (7.75%) .NET Developer
6 9 (6.98%) C# Developer
7 8 (6.20%) C# .NET Developer
7 8 (6.20%) Senior DevOps
8 7 (5.43%) .NET Software Developer
8 7 (5.43%) Azure Engineer
8 7 (5.43%) C# Software Developer
8 7 (5.43%) Cloud Engineer
8 7 (5.43%) Open Source Architect
8 7 (5.43%) Open Source Developer
8 7 (5.43%) Software Developer
9 6 (4.65%) Automation Engineer
9 6 (4.65%) Azure DevOps
9 6 (4.65%) Junior
9 6 (4.65%) Junior DevOps
9 6 (4.65%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (27.91%) Elastic Stack
2 24 (18.60%) .NET
3 20 (15.50%) AngularJS
4 19 (14.73%) HTML
5 18 (13.95%) .NET Framework
6 15 (11.63%) Node.js
7 11 (8.53%) ASP.NET
8 10 (7.75%) CSS
8 10 (7.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 9 (6.98%) Angular 2
9 9 (6.98%) REST
10 8 (6.20%) ASP.NET Core
10 8 (6.20%) ASP.NET Web API
10 8 (6.20%) HTML5
10 8 (6.20%) OAuth
10 8 (6.20%) XML
11 7 (5.43%) CSS3
11 7 (5.43%) jQuery
11 7 (5.43%) XML Schema
12 4 (3.10%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 42 (32.56%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.20%) User Experience
3 7 (5.43%) Computer Science
3 7 (5.43%) N-Tier
4 4 (3.10%) Private Cloud
4 4 (3.10%) Public Cloud
4 4 (3.10%) Reinsurance
5 2 (1.55%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.55%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.55%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.78%) DataPower
6 1 (0.78%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.78%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 57 (44.19%) Windows
2 55 (42.64%) Linux
3 7 (5.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (4.65%) CentOS
5 4 (3.10%) Debian
6 3 (2.33%) AIX
6 3 (2.33%) Unix
7 2 (1.55%) DC/OS
7 2 (1.55%) Mesosphere
7 2 (1.55%) VMS
7 2 (1.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (61.24%) DevOps
2 62 (48.06%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (40.31%) Open Source
4 50 (38.76%) Configuration Management
5 43 (33.33%) Test Automation
6 42 (32.56%) High Availability
7 35 (27.13%) BDD
8 30 (23.26%) Continuous Integration
9 22 (17.05%) Scrum
10 21 (16.28%) Continuous Improvement
10 21 (16.28%) TDD
11 18 (13.95%) Continuous Deployment
11 18 (13.95%) Microservices
12 17 (13.18%) Software Engineering
12 17 (13.18%) Technical Architecture
13 12 (9.30%) API Development
13 12 (9.30%) Project Management
14 11 (8.53%) MVC
15 9 (6.98%) Problem-Solving
15 9 (6.98%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 48 (37.21%) Java
2 43 (33.33%) Python
3 41 (31.78%) C++
4 40 (31.01%) Bash Shell
5 39 (30.23%) PowerShell
6 38 (29.46%) C#
7 35 (27.13%) Ruby
8 34 (26.36%) C
8 34 (26.36%) Perl
9 32 (24.81%) JavaScript
10 22 (17.05%) SQL
11 13 (10.08%) TypeScript
12 8 (6.20%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.55%) PHP
13 2 (1.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (13.95%) Degree
2 16 (12.40%) Security Cleared
3 13 (10.08%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.55%) PMO
System Software
1 48 (37.21%) Docker
2 3 (2.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.55%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 59 (45.74%) Ansible
2 53 (41.09%) Puppet
3 46 (35.66%) Terraform
4 39 (30.23%) Nagios
5 38 (29.46%) Kubernetes
6 35 (27.13%) Packer
7 20 (15.50%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.55%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.78%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 38 (29.46%) New Relic
1 38 (29.46%) Splunk
2 19 (14.73%) Microsoft
3 9 (6.98%) Google
4 7 (5.43%) Red Hat
5 4 (3.10%) Oracle
5 4 (3.10%) SAP
6 2 (1.55%) VMware
7 1 (0.78%) Alibaba
7 1 (0.78%) Cloudera
7 1 (0.78%) Dell
7 1 (0.78%) IBM
7 1 (0.78%) Sitecore