Period
to 13 December 2017

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 13 December 2017 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
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 109 108
Rank change year-on-year +66 -1 -12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 58 53 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 4.74% 2.04% 0.83%
As % of the Cloud Services category 33.92% 18.79% 16.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 42 5
North East median daily rate £413 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.86% +3.70% -1.82%
10th Percentile £290 £264 £304
90th Percentile £559 £411 £438
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
North East median hourly rate £45.00 £15.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +190.32% - -
England median hourly rate £37.00 £16.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year +131.25% -55.86% +39.42%

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 171 282 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 13.97% 10.87% 5.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 206 58
North East median daily rate £413 £366 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.63% -22.89% +66.67%
10th Percentile £264 £275 £313
90th Percentile £638 £533 £558
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 14 6
North East median hourly rate £45.00 £28.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.71% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £44.50 £16.08 £26.25
90th Percentile £45.50 £47.53 £35.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year +5.26% -10.59% +6.25%

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 13 December 2017.

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 13 December 2017. 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 +41 35 £402 +14.86% 11
Durham +24 21 £413 - 2
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 39 (67.24%) Windows
2 36 (62.07%) DevOps
3 31 (53.45%) Jenkins
4 29 (50.00%) Git (software)
5 28 (48.28%) Amazon AWS
6 26 (44.83%) Linux
7 21 (36.21%) Microsoft
8 19 (32.76%) PowerShell
9 18 (31.03%) Subversion
10 16 (27.59%) Migration
10 16 (27.59%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (27.59%) .NET
10 16 (27.59%) Continuous Delivery
11 14 (24.14%) Ansible
11 14 (24.14%) Octopus Deploy
11 14 (24.14%) Windows Server
11 14 (24.14%) Unix
12 13 (22.41%) C#
12 13 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (20.69%) JIRA
13 12 (20.69%) Puppet
13 12 (20.69%) Confluence
13 12 (20.69%) Office 365
13 12 (20.69%) AngularJS
14 11 (18.97%) Oracle
15 10 (17.24%) Visual Studio
15 10 (17.24%) Active Directory
15 10 (17.24%) Configuration Management
15 10 (17.24%) Test Automation
16 9 (15.52%) Shell Script

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 12 (20.69%) Confluence
2 6 (10.34%) WebLogic
3 4 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (6.90%) MS Exchange
3 4 (6.90%) NServiceBus
4 3 (5.17%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (3.45%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.72%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 28 (48.28%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (20.69%) Office 365
3 3 (5.17%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (5.17%) IaaS
4 2 (3.45%) Datadog
4 2 (3.45%) PaaS
4 2 (3.45%) SaaS
5 1 (1.72%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.72%) Trello
5 1 (1.72%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.90%) DNS
1 4 (6.90%) SMS
2 3 (5.17%) DHCP
2 3 (5.17%) Firewall
3 2 (3.45%) HTTP
3 2 (3.45%) Skype
3 2 (3.45%) VoIP
4 1 (1.72%) ISDN
4 1 (1.72%) LDAP
4 1 (1.72%) NAS
4 1 (1.72%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (1.72%) PBX
4 1 (1.72%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (1.72%) SAN
4 1 (1.72%) SSH
4 1 (1.72%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.07%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.17%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (5.17%) MySQL
4 2 (3.45%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (3.45%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (3.45%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.72%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 31 (53.45%) Jenkins
2 29 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 18 (31.03%) Subversion
4 14 (24.14%) Octopus Deploy
5 12 (20.69%) JIRA
6 10 (17.24%) Visual Studio
7 8 (13.79%) Sonatype Nexus
8 5 (8.62%) Maven
9 2 (3.45%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (3.45%) TeamCity
10 1 (1.72%) GitLab
General
1 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (39.66%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (13.79%) Azure DevOps
2 8 (13.79%) Azure DevOps Engineer
2 8 (13.79%) Azure Engineer
3 7 (12.07%) Senior DevOps
3 7 (12.07%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 5 (8.62%) Delivery Manager
4 5 (8.62%) Developer
4 5 (8.62%) DevOps Manager
4 5 (8.62%) Head of Delivery
4 5 (8.62%) Head of DevOps
4 5 (8.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (8.62%) Lead DevOps
5 4 (6.90%) DBA
5 4 (6.90%) Windows DevOps Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Administrator
6 3 (5.17%) Consultant
7 2 (3.45%) C# Developer
7 2 (3.45%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (27.59%) .NET
2 12 (20.69%) AngularJS
3 9 (15.52%) Angular 2
4 8 (13.79%) JSON
5 7 (12.07%) Middleware
6 4 (6.90%) CSS
6 4 (6.90%) HTML
7 2 (3.45%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (3.45%) Software Packaging
8 1 (1.72%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.62%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.45%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 39 (67.24%) Windows
2 26 (44.83%) Linux
3 14 (24.14%) Unix
3 14 (24.14%) Windows Server
4 7 (12.07%) Windows 10
5 6 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (5.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (5.17%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.72%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (62.07%) DevOps
2 16 (27.59%) Continuous Delivery
2 16 (27.59%) Continuous Integration
2 16 (27.59%) Migration
3 13 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (17.24%) Configuration Management
4 10 (17.24%) Test Automation
5 8 (13.79%) Software Engineering
6 5 (8.62%) ITIL
6 5 (8.62%) Mentoring
7 3 (5.17%) Open Source
7 3 (5.17%) Scrum
8 2 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (3.45%) Data Migration
8 2 (3.45%) Kanban
8 2 (3.45%) Line Management
8 2 (3.45%) Network Design
8 2 (3.45%) SOA
8 2 (3.45%) Telematics
8 2 (3.45%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (32.76%) PowerShell
2 13 (22.41%) C#
3 9 (15.52%) Shell Script
4 8 (13.79%) Perl
5 7 (12.07%) Python
6 4 (6.90%) JavaScript
6 4 (6.90%) SQL
7 3 (5.17%) TypeScript
8 2 (3.45%) Bash Shell
8 2 (3.45%) C
8 2 (3.45%) C++
8 2 (3.45%) Java
8 2 (3.45%) Ruby
9 1 (1.72%) Korn
9 1 (1.72%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (10.34%) Degree
2 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (6.90%) MCSA
3 4 (6.90%) MCSE
4 2 (3.45%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.45%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 10 (17.24%) Active Directory
2 7 (12.07%) Docker
3 5 (8.62%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (3.45%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.72%) NFS
5 1 (1.72%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.72%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (24.14%) Ansible
2 12 (20.69%) Puppet
3 4 (6.90%) Nagios
3 4 (6.90%) SCCM
4 3 (5.17%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (3.45%) Data Guard
5 2 (3.45%) Dollar Universe
5 2 (3.45%) Kubernetes
5 2 (3.45%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (3.45%) Packer
5 2 (3.45%) Terraform
5 2 (3.45%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 21 (36.21%) Microsoft
2 11 (18.97%) Oracle
3 3 (5.17%) Citrix
3 3 (5.17%) Red Hat
3 3 (5.17%) TIBCO
4 2 (3.45%) Capita
4 2 (3.45%) Cisco
4 2 (3.45%) New Relic
4 2 (3.45%) Rackspace
4 2 (3.45%) Splunk
4 2 (3.45%) VMware
5 1 (1.72%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.72%) HP
5 1 (1.72%) Meraki
5 1 (1.72%) Mitel
5 1 (1.72%) Xamarin