Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 68 104
Rank change year-on-year +21 +36 -14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 53 86 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 4.18% 3.75% 0.74%
As % of the Cloud Services category 25.24% 25.29% 16.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 67 6
North East median daily rate £413 £350 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.86% -8.20% +5.17%
10th Percentile £332 £225 £294
90th Percentile £665 £432 £438
England median daily rate £485 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +7.78% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
North East median hourly rate £45.00 - -
England median hourly rate £25.50 £15.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +64.52% -55.71% +34.62%

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 210 340 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 16.56% 14.81% 4.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 266 42
North East median daily rate £413 £350 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.86% -28.21% +31.76%
10th Percentile £264 £263 £313
90th Percentile £638 £525 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 4
North East median hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.17% -3.33% -
10th Percentile £13.45 £19.44 £26.78
90th Percentile £41.95 £55.25 £34.80
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £19.96
% change year-on-year +5.26% -4.80% -11.30%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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
Durham +18 25 £413 +41.03% 4
Tyne and Wear +3 25 £530 +51.43% 24
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 34 (64.15%) DevOps
2 32 (60.38%) Windows
3 30 (56.60%) Jenkins
4 26 (49.06%) Linux
4 26 (49.06%) Git (software)
5 25 (47.17%) Amazon AWS
6 22 (41.51%) Microsoft
7 21 (39.62%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (35.85%) .NET
9 18 (33.96%) Subversion
10 16 (30.19%) PowerShell
10 16 (30.19%) Configuration Management
10 16 (30.19%) Puppet
10 16 (30.19%) Continuous Delivery
11 15 (28.30%) Octopus Deploy
11 15 (28.30%) C#
12 14 (26.42%) AngularJS
13 13 (24.53%) Sonatype Nexus
14 12 (22.64%) Ansible
14 12 (22.64%) Continuous Integration
15 11 (20.75%) JIRA
15 11 (20.75%) Unix
15 11 (20.75%) Confluence
16 10 (18.87%) Angular 2
16 10 (18.87%) Visual Studio
16 10 (18.87%) Test Automation
16 10 (18.87%) Software Engineering
17 9 (16.98%) Migration
17 9 (16.98%) Shell Script
17 9 (16.98%) Terraform

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 (20.75%) Confluence
2 6 (11.32%) NServiceBus
3 3 (5.66%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.77%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.89%) IIS
5 1 (1.89%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (47.17%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (15.09%) Office 365
3 3 (5.66%) IaaS
3 3 (5.66%) PaaS
3 3 (5.66%) SaaS
4 2 (3.77%) Datadog
5 1 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.89%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.89%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.55%) Firewall
2 2 (3.77%) VoIP
3 1 (1.89%) DHCP
3 1 (1.89%) DNS
3 1 (1.89%) Internet
3 1 (1.89%) ISDN
3 1 (1.89%) NAS
3 1 (1.89%) PBX
3 1 (1.89%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (1.89%) SAN
3 1 (1.89%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.89%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.66%) MySQL
1 3 (5.66%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.77%) Amazon Redshift
2 2 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.89%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.89%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.89%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 30 (56.60%) Jenkins
2 26 (49.06%) Git (software)
3 18 (33.96%) Subversion
4 15 (28.30%) Octopus Deploy
5 13 (24.53%) Sonatype Nexus
6 11 (20.75%) JIRA
7 10 (18.87%) Visual Studio
8 5 (9.43%) Maven
9 2 (3.77%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (1.89%) Finance
1 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (43.40%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (18.87%) Azure Engineer
2 10 (18.87%) Consultant
3 9 (16.98%) Azure DevOps
3 9 (16.98%) DevOps Consultant
4 8 (15.09%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 7 (13.21%) Lead DevOps
6 6 (11.32%) Developer
6 6 (11.32%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 6 (11.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (9.43%) Delivery Manager
7 5 (9.43%) DevOps Manager
7 5 (9.43%) Head of Delivery
7 5 (9.43%) Head of DevOps
7 5 (9.43%) Senior DevOps
7 5 (9.43%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 4 (7.55%) Windows DevOps Engineer
8 4 (7.55%) Windows Engineer
9 3 (5.66%) Architect
9 3 (5.66%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (35.85%) .NET
2 14 (26.42%) AngularJS
3 10 (18.87%) Angular 2
4 8 (15.09%) JSON
4 8 (15.09%) Software Packaging
5 6 (11.32%) CSS
5 6 (11.32%) HTML
6 5 (9.43%) Middleware
7 3 (5.66%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.77%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 32 (60.38%) Windows
2 26 (49.06%) Linux
3 11 (20.75%) Unix
4 7 (13.21%) Windows Server
5 2 (3.77%) Windows 10
5 2 (3.77%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (64.15%) DevOps
2 21 (39.62%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (30.19%) Configuration Management
3 16 (30.19%) Continuous Delivery
4 12 (22.64%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (18.87%) Software Engineering
5 10 (18.87%) Test Automation
6 9 (16.98%) Migration
7 7 (13.21%) ITIL
8 5 (9.43%) Mentoring
9 4 (7.55%) SOA
9 4 (7.55%) Web Development
10 3 (5.66%) Customer Requirements
10 3 (5.66%) OO
10 3 (5.66%) Software Delivery
10 3 (5.66%) UML
11 2 (3.77%) Bug Management
11 2 (3.77%) Continuous Improvement
11 2 (3.77%) Network Design
11 2 (3.77%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 16 (30.19%) PowerShell
2 15 (28.30%) C#
3 9 (16.98%) Shell Script
4 7 (13.21%) Perl
4 7 (13.21%) Python
5 6 (11.32%) JavaScript
6 4 (7.55%) TypeScript
7 3 (5.66%) SQL
8 2 (3.77%) Bash Shell
8 2 (3.77%) C
8 2 (3.77%) C++
8 2 (3.77%) Java
8 2 (3.77%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (11.32%) Degree
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 7 (13.21%) Active Directory
1 7 (13.21%) Docker
2 6 (11.32%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (5.66%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.89%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.89%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 16 (30.19%) Puppet
2 12 (22.64%) Ansible
3 9 (16.98%) Terraform
4 4 (7.55%) Nagios
5 2 (3.77%) Kubernetes
5 2 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (3.77%) Packer
5 2 (3.77%) ZABBIX
6 1 (1.89%) Dollar Universe
6 1 (1.89%) Nessus
6 1 (1.89%) SCCM
6 1 (1.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 22 (41.51%) Microsoft
2 7 (13.21%) Oracle
3 3 (5.66%) Cisco
3 3 (5.66%) Citrix
3 3 (5.66%) Red Hat
3 3 (5.66%) VMware
4 2 (3.77%) Capita
4 2 (3.77%) New Relic
4 2 (3.77%) Rackspace
4 2 (3.77%) Splunk
5 1 (1.89%) Advent
5 1 (1.89%) Meraki
5 1 (1.89%) Mitel
5 1 (1.89%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.89%) Xamarin