Period
to 19 January 2019

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 19 January 2019 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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 9 43 86
Rank change year-on-year +34 +43 +24
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 149 57 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 11.19% 4.71% 2.80%
As % of the Cloud Services category 43.31% 28.22% 20.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 48 51
North East median daily rate £500 £413 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.21% +22.22% -11.48%
10th Percentile £326 £293 £223
90th Percentile £600 £665 £415
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
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 £35.00 £35.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +118.75% -54.29%

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 344 202 323
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 25.85% 16.71% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 159 249
North East median daily rate £475 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +14.29% -27.46%
10th Percentile £256 £261 £263
90th Percentile £588 £638 £525
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 11
North East median hourly rate £15.50 £27.50 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.64% +1.85% -10.00%
10th Percentile £11.18 £13.45 £15.25
90th Percentile £39.75 £41.95 £55.25
England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.56 £19.00
% change year-on-year -5.72% -2.30% -12.20%

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 19 January 2019.

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 19 January 2019. 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 +44 101 £500 +21.21% 46
Durham +2 46 £470 +13.94% 16
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, 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 63 (42.28%) Amazon AWS
1 63 (42.28%) DevOps
2 62 (41.61%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (39.60%) C#
4 49 (32.89%) .NET
5 42 (28.19%) Continuous Integration
5 42 (28.19%) Microsoft
6 40 (26.85%) SQL
6 40 (26.85%) Git (software)
7 39 (26.17%) Docker
8 38 (25.50%) JavaScript
9 37 (24.83%) Kubernetes
10 34 (22.82%) Ansible
10 34 (22.82%) Terraform
10 34 (22.82%) TDD
11 33 (22.15%) HTML
11 33 (22.15%) Jenkins
12 30 (20.13%) Microservices
13 28 (18.79%) .NET Framework
13 28 (18.79%) ASP.NET
14 27 (18.12%) Windows
14 27 (18.12%) Web Services
14 27 (18.12%) Scrum
15 26 (17.45%) IaaS
16 25 (16.78%) JIRA
17 24 (16.11%) AngularJS
18 23 (15.44%) CSS
18 23 (15.44%) GitLab
19 22 (14.77%) HTML5
20 21 (14.09%) PaaS

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 (7.38%) Confluence
2 7 (4.70%) NServiceBus
3 6 (4.03%) CMS
4 4 (2.68%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.67%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.67%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.67%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.67%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (2.01%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 63 (42.28%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (17.45%) IaaS
3 21 (14.09%) PaaS
4 18 (12.08%) Azure Active Directory
5 15 (10.07%) Office 365
6 13 (8.72%) Google Cloud Platform
7 12 (8.05%) SaaS
8 11 (7.38%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (4.70%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (2.68%) Boomi
10 4 (2.68%) iPaaS
11 3 (2.01%) Azure Functions
11 3 (2.01%) Serverless
12 2 (1.34%) Amazon S3
12 2 (1.34%) Dynamics 365
13 1 (0.67%) Akamai
13 1 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.67%) Amazon EMR
13 1 (0.67%) Datadog
13 1 (0.67%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.38%) Network Security
2 7 (4.70%) Firewall
3 5 (3.36%) DNS
4 4 (2.68%) DHCP
4 4 (2.68%) WAN
5 3 (2.01%) VPN
6 2 (1.34%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.67%) BGP
7 1 (0.67%) NAS
7 1 (0.67%) OSPF
7 1 (0.67%) SAN
7 1 (0.67%) Skype
7 1 (0.67%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.67%) VLAN
7 1 (0.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (13.42%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.72%) NoSQL
2 13 (8.72%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (8.05%) MongoDB
4 11 (7.38%) Azure SQL Database
4 11 (7.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (6.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (4.70%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (4.03%) Redis
8 5 (3.36%) Power BI
9 3 (2.01%) Cosmos DB
9 3 (2.01%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.34%) Amazon Redshift
10 2 (1.34%) MySQL
11 1 (0.67%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.67%) Big Data
11 1 (0.67%) Data Mart
11 1 (0.67%) HBase
11 1 (0.67%) Snowflake Schema
11 1 (0.67%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 40 (26.85%) Git (software)
2 33 (22.15%) Jenkins
3 25 (16.78%) JIRA
4 23 (15.44%) GitLab
5 18 (12.08%) Visual Studio Team System
6 11 (7.38%) Visual Studio
7 8 (5.37%) Bower
7 8 (5.37%) Grunt
7 8 (5.37%) Octopus Deploy
8 7 (4.70%) Protractor
9 5 (3.36%) Cucumber
10 4 (2.68%) Jasmine
10 4 (2.68%) JUnit
10 4 (2.68%) Karma Test Runner
10 4 (2.68%) MSTest
10 4 (2.68%) NUnit
10 4 (2.68%) SonarQube
10 4 (2.68%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (2.01%) JMeter
11 3 (2.01%) Selenium
General
1 5 (3.36%) Finance
2 3 (2.01%) Retail
3 1 (0.67%) Automotive
3 1 (0.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 51 (34.23%) Developer
2 43 (28.86%) DevOps Engineer
3 16 (10.74%) Architect
4 15 (10.07%) AWS DevOps
5 14 (9.40%) .NET Developer
5 14 (9.40%) Full Stack Developer
6 13 (8.72%) Azure Engineer
7 12 (8.05%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 12 (8.05%) AWS Engineer
7 12 (8.05%) Azure Developer
7 12 (8.05%) Azure DevOps
8 10 (6.71%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 9 (6.04%) Lead Developer
9 9 (6.04%) Senior Developer
9 9 (6.04%) Software Developer
10 8 (5.37%) JIRA Engineer
11 7 (4.70%) C# Developer
12 6 (4.03%) Senior .NET Developer
12 6 (4.03%) Senior Software Developer
12 6 (4.03%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (32.89%) .NET
2 33 (22.15%) HTML
3 28 (18.79%) .NET Framework
3 28 (18.79%) ASP.NET
4 27 (18.12%) Web Services
5 24 (16.11%) AngularJS
6 23 (15.44%) CSS
7 22 (14.77%) HTML5
8 16 (10.74%) CSS3
9 14 (9.40%) OAuth
10 13 (8.72%) ASP.NET Core
10 13 (8.72%) jQuery
10 13 (8.72%) Node.js
11 12 (8.05%) ASP.NET MVC
11 12 (8.05%) ASP.NET Web API
11 12 (8.05%) React
11 12 (8.05%) RESTful
11 12 (8.05%) XML
12 10 (6.71%) .NET Core
13 9 (6.04%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.37%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (4.70%) N-Tier
2 7 (4.70%) Public Cloud
3 4 (2.68%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.68%) Reinsurance
3 4 (2.68%) User Experience
4 3 (2.01%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.01%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.34%) NHS
6 1 (0.67%) DataPower
6 1 (0.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.67%) PKI
6 1 (0.67%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 27 (18.12%) Windows
2 14 (9.40%) Linux
3 7 (4.70%) Windows Server
4 6 (4.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.68%) CentOS
5 4 (2.68%) Debian
6 3 (2.01%) DC/OS
6 3 (2.01%) Windows 10
6 3 (2.01%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.34%) Mesosphere
7 2 (1.34%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (42.28%) DevOps
2 62 (41.61%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (28.19%) Continuous Integration
4 34 (22.82%) TDD
5 30 (20.13%) Microservices
6 27 (18.12%) Scrum
7 20 (13.42%) MVC
8 17 (11.41%) Continuous Deployment
8 17 (11.41%) Test Automation
9 16 (10.74%) Continuous Delivery
10 10 (6.71%) Project Management
11 9 (6.04%) Coaching
11 9 (6.04%) Computer Science
11 9 (6.04%) SIEM
12 8 (5.37%) API Design
12 8 (5.37%) API Development
12 8 (5.37%) Communications Security
12 8 (5.37%) Configuration Management
12 8 (5.37%) Identity Access Management
12 8 (5.37%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (39.60%) C#
2 40 (26.85%) SQL
3 38 (25.50%) JavaScript
4 21 (14.09%) Python
5 16 (10.74%) Bash Shell
6 12 (8.05%) PowerShell
7 10 (6.71%) C++
7 10 (6.71%) Java
8 9 (6.04%) TypeScript
9 7 (4.70%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.67%) C
10 1 (0.67%) R
10 1 (0.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (6.04%) Degree
2 7 (4.70%) SC Cleared
2 7 (4.70%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.36%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (2.01%) CCNA
4 3 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.01%) MCSA
4 3 (2.01%) MCSE
4 3 (2.01%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.67%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.04%) QA
2 8 (5.37%) WCAG
3 4 (2.68%) GDPR
4 3 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.67%) PMO
System Software
1 39 (26.17%) Docker
2 18 (12.08%) Active Directory
3 6 (4.03%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (2.01%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.67%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.67%) HDFS
5 1 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 37 (24.83%) Kubernetes
2 34 (22.82%) Ansible
2 34 (22.82%) Terraform
3 19 (12.75%) Puppet
4 16 (10.74%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.34%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.67%) Grafana
6 1 (0.67%) logstash
6 1 (0.67%) Nagios
6 1 (0.67%) Oozie
6 1 (0.67%) Packer
6 1 (0.67%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.67%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 42 (28.19%) Microsoft
2 18 (12.08%) Google
3 6 (4.03%) Oracle
4 5 (3.36%) Red Hat
5 4 (2.68%) Dell
5 4 (2.68%) VMware
6 2 (1.34%) Cisco
6 2 (1.34%) NetApp
7 1 (0.67%) BMC
7 1 (0.67%) Citrix
7 1 (0.67%) Dynatrace
7 1 (0.67%) EMC
7 1 (0.67%) New Relic
7 1 (0.67%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.67%) Splunk
7 1 (0.67%) Talend