Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 42 125
Rank change year-on-year +27 +83 -21
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 134 59 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 10.50% 4.74% 1.52%
As % of the Cloud Services category 49.26% 34.91% 15.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 46 37
North East median daily rate £458 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.38% +14.29% +3.70%
10th Percentile £331 £308 £283
90th Percentile £600 £453 £403
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
North East median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +190.32% -
10th Percentile £46.25 £44.50 £15.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.50 £15.75
England median hourly rate £23.84 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -40.41% +14.29% -8.50%

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 272 169 275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 21.32% 13.57% 9.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 127 201
North East median daily rate £450 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.13% +3.33% -21.05%
10th Percentile £313 £236 £288
90th Percentile £586 £630 £533
England median daily rate £490 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 14
North East median hourly rate £16.50 £45.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -63.33% +60.71% -12.50%
10th Percentile £13.58 £44.50 £16.08
90th Percentile £39.75 £45.50 £49.78
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26% -13.64%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 +37 89 £450 +12.50% 45
Durham +4 43 £475 +15.15% 19
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 65 (48.51%) DevOps
2 64 (47.76%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (35.07%) Amazon AWS
4 46 (34.33%) C#
5 41 (30.60%) Continuous Integration
6 39 (29.10%) Windows
7 38 (28.36%) JavaScript
8 37 (27.61%) Jenkins
8 37 (27.61%) Ansible
9 34 (25.37%) .NET
9 34 (25.37%) Terraform
10 33 (24.63%) Docker
11 30 (22.39%) Puppet
11 30 (22.39%) Linux
11 30 (22.39%) Microsoft
12 29 (21.64%) Test Automation
13 28 (20.90%) Open Source
13 28 (20.90%) Kubernetes
14 27 (20.15%) Configuration Management
15 26 (19.40%) Scrum
16 25 (18.66%) Java
17 24 (17.91%) SQL
17 24 (17.91%) HTML
18 23 (17.16%) Python
18 23 (17.16%) TDD
19 22 (16.42%) .NET Framework
19 22 (16.42%) AngularJS
19 22 (16.42%) Continuous Deployment
20 21 (15.67%) Microservices
20 21 (15.67%) PowerShell

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 (8.21%) SharePoint
2 9 (6.72%) NServiceBus
3 3 (2.24%) CMS
3 3 (2.24%) Confluence
4 1 (0.75%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 2 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 47 (35.07%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (10.45%) IaaS
3 13 (9.70%) Google Cloud Platform
4 12 (8.96%) Datadog
5 11 (8.21%) PaaS
6 7 (5.22%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (3.73%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (3.73%) Office 365
7 5 (3.73%) SaaS
8 4 (2.99%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (2.99%) iPaaS
9 3 (2.24%) Azure Functions
9 3 (2.24%) Serverless
10 2 (1.49%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.75%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.75%) Boomi
11 1 (0.75%) DigitalOcean
11 1 (0.75%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.24%) Network Security
2 1 (0.75%) Firewall
2 1 (0.75%) Internet
2 1 (0.75%) Skype
2 1 (0.75%) Unified Communications
2 1 (0.75%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (14.18%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.96%) NoSQL
2 12 (8.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (8.21%) Amazon Redshift
3 11 (8.21%) MongoDB
4 8 (5.97%) Azure SQL Database
5 7 (5.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (4.48%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (3.73%) Power BI
8 3 (2.24%) Redis
9 2 (1.49%) MySQL
9 2 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.49%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.75%) Cosmos DB
10 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 37 (27.61%) Jenkins
2 18 (13.43%) Git (software)
3 16 (11.94%) TeamCity
4 11 (8.21%) Visual Studio Team System
5 10 (7.46%) JIRA
6 8 (5.97%) GitLab
7 6 (4.48%) Octopus Deploy
8 5 (3.73%) Bower
8 5 (3.73%) Grunt
9 4 (2.99%) Cucumber
9 4 (2.99%) Jasmine
9 4 (2.99%) JUnit
9 4 (2.99%) Karma Test Runner
9 4 (2.99%) MSTest
9 4 (2.99%) NUnit
9 4 (2.99%) Selenium
9 4 (2.99%) SonarQube
9 4 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (2.99%) Visual Studio
10 3 (2.24%) JMeter
General
1 7 (5.22%) Finance
2 2 (1.49%) Retail
3 1 (0.75%) Automotive
3 1 (0.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 49 (36.57%) Developer
2 44 (32.84%) DevOps Engineer
3 19 (14.18%) Architect
4 13 (9.70%) Azure Developer
5 10 (7.46%) .NET Developer
5 10 (7.46%) Full Stack Developer
6 9 (6.72%) AWS DevOps
6 9 (6.72%) Azure Engineer
6 9 (6.72%) C# Developer
7 8 (5.97%) C# .NET Developer
8 7 (5.22%) .NET Software Developer
8 7 (5.22%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 7 (5.22%) AWS Engineer
8 7 (5.22%) C# Software Developer
8 7 (5.22%) Open Source Architect
8 7 (5.22%) Open Source Developer
8 7 (5.22%) Senior Developer
8 7 (5.22%) Senior DevOps
8 7 (5.22%) Software Developer
9 6 (4.48%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (25.37%) .NET
2 24 (17.91%) HTML
3 22 (16.42%) .NET Framework
3 22 (16.42%) AngularJS
4 18 (13.43%) Node.js
5 17 (12.69%) ASP.NET
5 17 (12.69%) Elastic Stack
6 14 (10.45%) CSS
6 14 (10.45%) HTML5
7 13 (9.70%) Web Services
8 12 (8.96%) CSS3
9 11 (8.21%) ASP.NET Core
9 11 (8.21%) OAuth
10 10 (7.46%) jQuery
11 9 (6.72%) Angular 2
11 9 (6.72%) REST
11 9 (6.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 8 (5.97%) ASP.NET Web API
12 8 (5.97%) XML
13 7 (5.22%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.18%) Data Centre
2 9 (6.72%) Computer Science
3 7 (5.22%) N-Tier
4 5 (3.73%) Public Cloud
4 5 (3.73%) User Experience
5 4 (2.99%) Reinsurance
6 3 (2.24%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.24%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (2.24%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.75%) DataPower
7 1 (0.75%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.75%) NHS
7 1 (0.75%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 39 (29.10%) Windows
2 30 (22.39%) Linux
3 4 (2.99%) CentOS
3 4 (2.99%) Debian
3 4 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (2.24%) DC/OS
4 3 (2.24%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.49%) Mesosphere
5 2 (1.49%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (48.51%) DevOps
2 64 (47.76%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (30.60%) Continuous Integration
4 29 (21.64%) Test Automation
5 28 (20.90%) Open Source
6 27 (20.15%) Configuration Management
7 26 (19.40%) Scrum
8 23 (17.16%) TDD
9 22 (16.42%) Continuous Deployment
10 21 (15.67%) Microservices
11 19 (14.18%) High Availability
12 18 (13.43%) Software Engineering
13 15 (11.19%) BDD
14 13 (9.70%) Continuous Delivery
15 12 (8.96%) MVC
16 11 (8.21%) Project Management
16 11 (8.21%) Technical Architecture
17 10 (7.46%) Business Intelligence
18 9 (6.72%) API Development
18 9 (6.72%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 46 (34.33%) C#
2 38 (28.36%) JavaScript
3 25 (18.66%) Java
4 24 (17.91%) SQL
5 23 (17.16%) Python
6 21 (15.67%) PowerShell
7 19 (14.18%) C++
8 18 (13.43%) Bash Shell
9 11 (8.21%) C
9 11 (8.21%) Ruby
9 11 (8.21%) TypeScript
10 10 (7.46%) Perl
11 8 (5.97%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.49%) PHP
13 1 (0.75%) R
Qualifications
1 13 (9.70%) Degree
2 7 (5.22%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.73%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.73%) WCAG
2 3 (2.24%) QA
3 1 (0.75%) PMO
System Software
1 33 (24.63%) Docker
2 5 (3.73%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.99%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 37 (27.61%) Ansible
2 34 (25.37%) Terraform
3 30 (22.39%) Puppet
4 28 (20.90%) Kubernetes
5 16 (11.94%) Packer
6 14 (10.45%) Nagios
6 14 (10.45%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.49%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 30 (22.39%) Microsoft
2 13 (9.70%) New Relic
2 13 (9.70%) Splunk
3 12 (8.96%) Google
4 4 (2.99%) Oracle
4 4 (2.99%) Red Hat
4 4 (2.99%) VMware
5 2 (1.49%) NetApp
5 2 (1.49%) SAP
6 1 (0.75%) Alibaba
6 1 (0.75%) Dell
6 1 (0.75%) IBM
6 1 (0.75%) Sitecore