Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 35 126
Rank change year-on-year -5 +91 -45
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 76 97 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 5.89% 6.65% 0.71%
As % of the Cloud Services category 33.78% 38.49% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 72 12
North East median daily rate £390 £365 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.85% +10.61% +7.32%
10th Percentile £299 £229 £275
90th Percentile £568 £500 £494
England median daily rate £490 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £31.00 £18.96 £41.75
% change year-on-year +63.50% -54.59% +39.17%

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 225 252 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 17.44% 17.28% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 200 67
North East median daily rate £400 £348 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.11% -17.26% +13.51%
10th Percentile £263 £225 £283
90th Percentile £638 £500 £527
England median daily rate £484 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +5.22% +2.22% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 7
North East median hourly rate £15.20 £29.00 £14.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.59% +98.63% -
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% -11.11%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -2 63 £382 -6.67% 34
Durham -7 11 £400 +33.33% 9
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 54 (71.05%) Amazon AWS
1 54 (71.05%) DevOps
2 44 (57.89%) Ansible
2 44 (57.89%) Puppet
2 44 (57.89%) Windows
3 43 (56.58%) Linux
3 43 (56.58%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (50.00%) Jenkins
5 36 (47.37%) Configuration Management
6 31 (40.79%) Open Source
6 31 (40.79%) Terraform
7 30 (39.47%) PowerShell
7 30 (39.47%) Nagios
7 30 (39.47%) Python
8 29 (38.16%) Perl
8 29 (38.16%) Bash Shell
9 28 (36.84%) High Availability
9 28 (36.84%) Splunk
9 28 (36.84%) New Relic
9 28 (36.84%) Data Centre
9 28 (36.84%) Java
9 28 (36.84%) Ruby
10 27 (35.53%) Datadog
10 27 (35.53%) Test Automation
11 26 (34.21%) Docker
11 26 (34.21%) C
11 26 (34.21%) C++
11 26 (34.21%) Elastic Stack
12 24 (31.58%) BDD
13 23 (30.26%) TeamCity

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 7 (9.21%) NServiceBus
2 3 (3.95%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.63%) Confluence
4 1 (1.32%) IIS
4 1 (1.32%) JBoss
4 1 (1.32%) nginx
4 1 (1.32%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.32%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.32%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 54 (71.05%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (35.53%) Datadog
3 3 (3.95%) PaaS
4 2 (2.63%) IaaS
4 2 (2.63%) Office 365
4 2 (2.63%) Slack
5 1 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.32%) iPaaS
5 1 (1.32%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.95%) VPN
2 2 (2.63%) Firewall
2 2 (2.63%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (1.32%) Internet
3 1 (1.32%) ISDN
3 1 (1.32%) PBX
3 1 (1.32%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (27.63%) Amazon Redshift
2 4 (5.26%) MySQL
2 4 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (3.95%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.63%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.32%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.32%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 38 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 23 (30.26%) TeamCity
3 17 (22.37%) Git (software)
4 11 (14.47%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (7.89%) JIRA
6 3 (3.95%) Maven
6 3 (3.95%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (3.95%) Subversion
7 1 (1.32%) GitLab
7 1 (1.32%) Selenium
7 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (2.63%) Finance
2 1 (1.32%) Retail
2 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (56.58%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (11.84%) Developer
3 8 (10.53%) Cloud Engineer
3 8 (10.53%) Consultant
3 8 (10.53%) DevOps Consultant
4 6 (7.89%) Architect
4 6 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) .NET Developer
5 5 (6.58%) Automation Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (6.58%) C# Developer
5 5 (6.58%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 4 (5.26%) Azure Developer
6 4 (5.26%) Lead DevOps
6 4 (5.26%) Software Developer
7 3 (3.95%) Angular Developer
7 3 (3.95%) Azure Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) C# Software Developer
7 3 (3.95%) Cloud Automation Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (34.21%) Elastic Stack
2 11 (14.47%) .NET
2 11 (14.47%) Software Packaging
3 7 (9.21%) .NET Framework
4 6 (7.89%) Angular 2
5 5 (6.58%) AngularJS
6 4 (5.26%) CSS
6 4 (5.26%) HTML
6 4 (5.26%) jQuery
7 3 (3.95%) Node.js
8 2 (2.63%) Ajax
8 2 (2.63%) ASP.NET
8 2 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (2.63%) Middleware
8 2 (2.63%) React
8 2 (2.63%) REST
8 2 (2.63%) RESTful
8 2 (2.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (1.32%) J2EE
9 1 (1.32%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 28 (36.84%) Data Centre
2 11 (14.47%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.89%) Public Cloud
4 5 (6.58%) User Experience
5 4 (5.26%) Computer Science
5 4 (5.26%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.63%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.32%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 44 (57.89%) Windows
2 43 (56.58%) Linux
3 6 (7.89%) Unix
3 6 (7.89%) Windows Server
4 4 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.95%) AIX
6 2 (2.63%) CentOS
7 1 (1.32%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.32%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (71.05%) DevOps
2 43 (56.58%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (47.37%) Configuration Management
4 31 (40.79%) Open Source
5 28 (36.84%) High Availability
6 27 (35.53%) Test Automation
7 24 (31.58%) BDD
8 18 (23.68%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (13.16%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (11.84%) Migration
10 9 (11.84%) Technical Architecture
11 8 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (10.53%) Microservices
12 7 (9.21%) Project Management
12 7 (9.21%) Software Engineering
13 6 (7.89%) TDD
14 5 (6.58%) Continuous Deployment
14 5 (6.58%) ITIL
14 5 (6.58%) Scrum
15 4 (5.26%) Creative Thinking
Programming Languages
1 30 (39.47%) PowerShell
1 30 (39.47%) Python
2 29 (38.16%) Bash Shell
2 29 (38.16%) Perl
3 28 (36.84%) Java
3 28 (36.84%) Ruby
4 26 (34.21%) C
4 26 (34.21%) C++
5 10 (13.16%) C#
6 7 (9.21%) JavaScript
6 7 (9.21%) TypeScript
7 6 (7.89%) SQL
8 2 (2.63%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.32%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (18.42%) Security Cleared
2 13 (17.11%) SC Cleared
3 11 (14.47%) Degree
4 1 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.32%) CITP
4 1 (1.32%) MCSD
4 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.32%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 1 (1.32%) PMO
1 1 (1.32%) QA
System Software
1 26 (34.21%) Docker
2 7 (9.21%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.95%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (2.63%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.32%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 44 (57.89%) Ansible
1 44 (57.89%) Puppet
2 31 (40.79%) Terraform
3 30 (39.47%) Nagios
4 23 (30.26%) Packer
5 22 (28.95%) Kubernetes
6 12 (15.79%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (2.63%) Dollar Universe
7 2 (2.63%) ZABBIX
8 1 (1.32%) HAProxy
8 1 (1.32%) Nessus
8 1 (1.32%) SCCM
8 1 (1.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 28 (36.84%) New Relic
1 28 (36.84%) Splunk
2 12 (15.79%) Microsoft
3 11 (14.47%) Oracle
4 6 (7.89%) Red Hat
5 3 (3.95%) SAP
6 2 (2.63%) Rackspace
6 2 (2.63%) TIBCO
6 2 (2.63%) VMware
7 1 (1.32%) Advent
7 1 (1.32%) Axway
7 1 (1.32%) Capita
7 1 (1.32%) Cloudera
7 1 (1.32%) Infor
7 1 (1.32%) Informatica
7 1 (1.32%) JD Edwards
7 1 (1.32%) Meraki
7 1 (1.32%) Mitel
7 1 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.32%) Xamarin