Period
to 24 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North of England with a requirement for Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Azure over the 6 months to 24 August 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
England > North of England
6 months to
24 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 11 30 74
Rank change year-on-year +19 +44 +82
Contract jobs citing Azure 1,086 773 326
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 10.39% 6.29% 2.92%
As % of the Cloud Services category 39.36% 33.52% 26.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 785 540 234
North of England median daily rate £450 £420 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +8.04% -8.53%
10th Percentile £306 £310 £285
90th Percentile £600 £575 £554
England median daily rate £500 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 9
North of England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.75 £65.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.92% -60.38% +319.35%
10th Percentile £28.00 £12.78 £10.00
90th Percentile £42.00 £55.00 £88.15
England median hourly rate £44.00 £31.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year +41.94% -34.74% +9.20%

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 of England with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
North of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 2,759 2,306 1,249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 26.39% 18.76% 11.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,889 1,521 817
North of England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% -3.45%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £260
90th Percentile £600 £588 £589
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 62 26
North of England median hourly rate £14.94 £17.54 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.78% -7.71% +31.03%
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.03 £10.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £100.00 £66.13
England median hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +18.42% -7.32% +4.54%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

Job postings citing Azure as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North of England.

Job vacancy trend for Azure in the North of England

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Azure in the North of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure in the North of England

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure in the North of England over the 6 months to 24 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure in the North of England

Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Azure in the North of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Azure in the North of England

Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure in the North of England over the 6 months to 24 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Azure in the North of England

Azure
Contract Job Locations in the North of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Azure within the North of England region over the 6 months to 24 August 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
North West +18 598 £450 +4.05% 343
Yorkshire +29 384 £450 +5.88% 205
North East +9 100 £439 +14.94% 45
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 24 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing 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 of England region with a requirement for Azure.

1 456 (41.99%) AWS
2 356 (32.78%) Agile Software Development
3 327 (30.11%) Microsoft
4 322 (29.65%) DevOps
5 285 (26.24%) .NET
6 246 (22.65%) C#
7 210 (19.34%) SQL
8 184 (16.94%) Windows
9 179 (16.48%) Java
10 175 (16.11%) JavaScript
11 169 (15.56%) Office 365
12 155 (14.27%) Active Directory
13 143 (13.17%) Docker
14 139 (12.80%) Microservices
15 138 (12.71%) SQL Server
16 134 (12.34%) Kubernetes
17 125 (11.51%) Public Sector
18 123 (11.33%) Linux
19 122 (11.23%) Migration
20 120 (11.05%) Jenkins
21 117 (10.77%) Git (software)
22 104 (9.58%) Python
23 103 (9.48%) Test Automation
23 103 (9.48%) PowerShell
24 101 (9.30%) TDD
25 99 (9.12%) AngularJS
26 96 (8.84%) VMware
27 94 (8.66%) SharePoint
27 94 (8.66%) Security Cleared
28 91 (8.38%) Finance

Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of England 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 94 (8.66%) SharePoint
2 44 (4.05%) Confluence
3 29 (2.67%) Skype for Business
4 28 (2.58%) Apache Spark
4 28 (2.58%) MS Exchange
5 21 (1.93%) CMS
6 19 (1.75%) Apache
7 15 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2010
8 14 (1.29%) IIS
8 14 (1.29%) Umbraco
9 13 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
10 12 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (0.74%) OpenStack
12 7 (0.64%) Anypoint
12 7 (0.64%) Apache ServiceMix
12 7 (0.64%) Kentico
13 6 (0.55%) Cloud Foundry
14 5 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
14 5 (0.46%) EPiServer
14 5 (0.46%) Mule
Applications
1 22 (2.03%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.74%) Photoshop
3 5 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.37%) Zeplin
5 3 (0.28%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.092%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.092%) Adobe XD
6 1 (0.092%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.092%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.092%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.092%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 60 (5.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.37%) VisionPLUS
4 3 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.28%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.092%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.092%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 456 (41.99%) AWS
2 169 (15.56%) Office 365
3 91 (8.38%) Power Platform
4 86 (7.92%) GCP
5 78 (7.18%) Azure Active Directory
6 68 (6.26%) Serverless
7 61 (5.62%) IaaS
8 60 (5.52%) Dynamics 365
9 52 (4.79%) PaaS
10 43 (3.96%) SaaS
11 38 (3.50%) Azure Functions
12 27 (2.49%) Cloud Computing
13 26 (2.39%) GitHub
14 25 (2.30%) PowerApps
15 24 (2.21%) Azure Data Factory
16 20 (1.84%) AWS Lambda
17 19 (1.75%) AWS CloudFormation
18 16 (1.47%) OneDrive
19 12 (1.10%) Microsoft Flow
20 10 (0.92%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 54 (4.97%) Firewall
2 53 (4.88%) DNS
3 35 (3.22%) DHCP
4 32 (2.95%) Skype
5 29 (2.67%) LAN
6 28 (2.58%) WAN
7 21 (1.93%) VPN
8 18 (1.66%) TCP/IP
9 16 (1.47%) Network Security
10 14 (1.29%) HTTP
11 12 (1.10%) VoIP
12 11 (1.01%) Internet
12 11 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
13 10 (0.92%) SAN
14 9 (0.83%) MPLS
14 9 (0.83%) Unified Communications
15 7 (0.64%) BGP
15 7 (0.64%) Cisco ASA
15 7 (0.64%) HSRP
15 7 (0.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (12.71%) SQL Server
2 83 (7.64%) Power BI
3 66 (6.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 53 (4.88%) MongoDB
5 49 (4.51%) Data Warehouse
6 46 (4.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 40 (3.68%) Azure SQL Database
8 34 (3.13%) Big Data
9 28 (2.58%) Hadoop
9 28 (2.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 20 (1.84%) Data Lake
10 20 (1.84%) NoSQL
11 18 (1.66%) MySQL
11 18 (1.66%) PostgreSQL
12 14 (1.29%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 12 (1.10%) Relational Database
14 11 (1.01%) Cosmos DB
14 11 (1.01%) Impala
14 11 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
15 10 (0.92%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 120 (11.05%) Jenkins
2 117 (10.77%) Git (software)
3 59 (5.43%) JIRA
4 46 (4.24%) Visual Studio Team System
5 45 (4.14%) Mockito
6 41 (3.78%) Visual Studio
7 35 (3.22%) GitLab
8 34 (3.13%) Maven
9 33 (3.04%) Selenium
10 31 (2.85%) JMeter
11 29 (2.67%) SonarQube
12 28 (2.58%) JUnit
13 27 (2.49%) Sonatype Nexus
13 27 (2.49%) Team Foundation Server
14 25 (2.30%) Artifactory
15 23 (2.12%) Octopus Deploy
15 23 (2.12%) TeamCity
16 20 (1.84%) Cucumber
17 18 (1.66%) git-flow
18 15 (1.38%) gulp
General
1 125 (11.51%) Public Sector
2 91 (8.38%) Finance
3 26 (2.39%) Banking
3 26 (2.39%) Retail
4 19 (1.75%) Back Office
5 18 (1.66%) Law
5 18 (1.66%) Local Government
6 14 (1.29%) Marketing
7 13 (1.20%) Legal
8 11 (1.01%) Publishing
9 8 (0.74%) Advertising
9 8 (0.74%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.55%) Games
11 5 (0.46%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.28%) Telecoms
13 2 (0.18%) French Language
13 2 (0.18%) Online Betting
14 1 (0.092%) Automotive
14 1 (0.092%) Front Office
14 1 (0.092%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 368 (33.89%) Developer
2 130 (11.97%) Architect
3 117 (10.77%) DevOps Engineer
4 104 (9.58%) .NET Developer
5 79 (7.27%) Consultant
6 69 (6.35%) Java Developer
7 57 (5.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 56 (5.16%) C# Developer
9 52 (4.79%) Azure Engineer
9 52 (4.79%) Senior Developer
10 41 (3.78%) C# .NET Developer
11 38 (3.50%) Azure DevOps
11 38 (3.50%) Full Stack Developer
12 37 (3.41%) Cloud Engineer
13 36 (3.31%) Analyst
13 36 (3.31%) Cloud Architect
14 34 (3.13%) Azure Developer
15 33 (3.04%) Azure DevOps Engineer
16 32 (2.95%) Software Developer
16 32 (2.95%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 285 (26.24%) .NET
2 99 (9.12%) AngularJS
3 85 (7.83%) Node.js
4 80 (7.37%) ASP.NET
5 74 (6.81%) .NET Core
6 73 (6.72%) HTML
7 62 (5.71%) CSS
8 59 (5.43%) React
8 59 (5.43%) Web Services
9 57 (5.25%) JAX-RS
10 44 (4.05%) ActiveMQ
11 43 (3.96%) .NET Framework
12 41 (3.78%) Spring
13 39 (3.59%) HTML5
13 39 (3.59%) REST
14 36 (3.31%) jQuery
15 31 (2.85%) ASP.NET Web API
16 30 (2.76%) Hibernate
16 30 (2.76%) RESTful
17 29 (2.67%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 53 (4.88%) Public Cloud
2 40 (3.68%) Data Centre
3 32 (2.95%) Greenfield Project
4 31 (2.85%) User Experience
5 20 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
6 19 (1.75%) Clustering
7 17 (1.57%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (1.57%) Mobile App
7 17 (1.57%) PKI
8 15 (1.38%) Hybrid Cloud
9 14 (1.29%) Management Information System
10 11 (1.01%) NHS
10 11 (1.01%) Private Cloud
11 9 (0.83%) Self-Motivation
12 7 (0.64%) Cloud Native
13 6 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
13 6 (0.55%) Replication
14 5 (0.46%) Mainframe
14 5 (0.46%) N-Tier
15 4 (0.37%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 184 (16.94%) Windows
2 123 (11.33%) Linux
3 82 (7.55%) Windows Server
4 65 (5.99%) Unix
5 40 (3.68%) Mac OS X
6 34 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 31 (2.85%) Windows 10
8 24 (2.21%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (1.66%) Windows Server 2003
10 17 (1.57%) CentOS
10 17 (1.57%) Ubuntu
11 14 (1.29%) Windows 7
12 12 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (0.83%) Android
14 8 (0.74%) HPUX
15 4 (0.37%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.28%) AIX
16 3 (0.28%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.28%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.28%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 356 (32.78%) Agile Software Development
2 322 (29.65%) DevOps
3 139 (12.80%) Microservices
4 122 (11.23%) Migration
5 103 (9.48%) Test Automation
6 101 (9.30%) TDD
7 88 (8.10%) Continuous Integration
8 82 (7.55%) Business Intelligence
9 80 (7.37%) MVC
10 79 (7.27%) Scrum
11 78 (7.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 76 (7.00%) BDD
13 68 (6.26%) Web Development
14 67 (6.17%) CRM
15 60 (5.52%) ITIL
16 56 (5.16%) Open Source
17 55 (5.06%) Analytics
17 55 (5.06%) Continuous Deployment
18 53 (4.88%) Project Delivery
19 51 (4.70%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 246 (22.65%) C#
2 210 (19.34%) SQL
3 179 (16.48%) Java
4 175 (16.11%) JavaScript
5 104 (9.58%) Python
6 103 (9.48%) PowerShell
7 51 (4.70%) Java 8
8 34 (3.13%) Bash Shell
9 31 (2.85%) T-SQL
10 16 (1.47%) Scala
11 15 (1.38%) Ruby
12 14 (1.29%) ES6
12 14 (1.29%) ES7
12 14 (1.29%) Go
13 11 (1.01%) PHP
14 10 (0.92%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 8 (0.74%) PL/SQL
15 8 (0.74%) R
15 8 (0.74%) VB
16 7 (0.64%) C++
Qualifications
1 94 (8.66%) Security Cleared
2 58 (5.34%) SC Cleared
3 29 (2.67%) BPSS Clearance
4 20 (1.84%) Degree
5 18 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (1.01%) CCNP
8 10 (0.92%) CCNA
8 10 (0.92%) DBS Check
9 8 (0.74%) ISEB
10 6 (0.55%) CCDA
10 6 (0.55%) CCDP
10 6 (0.55%) ISTQB
11 5 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.46%) MCSA
12 4 (0.37%) Chartered Engineer
12 4 (0.37%) HND
13 3 (0.28%) APMP
13 3 (0.28%) AWS Certification
13 3 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (4.24%) QA
2 22 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (1.57%) GDPR
3 17 (1.57%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.74%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.64%) SLA
6 6 (0.55%) NIST
7 5 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.37%) PA-DSS
8 4 (0.37%) PMO
8 4 (0.37%) WCAG
9 3 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.28%) NIST 800
10 2 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.18%) GxP
10 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.18%) NCSC
11 1 (0.092%) COBIT
11 1 (0.092%) HL7
11 1 (0.092%) PSD2
System Software
1 155 (14.27%) Active Directory
2 143 (13.17%) Docker
3 60 (5.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (2.58%) Hyper-V
5 24 (2.21%) vSphere
6 16 (1.47%) XenApp
7 12 (1.10%) VMware NSX
8 11 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.46%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 5 (0.46%) Snort
9 5 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.28%) Firmware
12 2 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 2 (0.18%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.18%) HDFS
12 2 (0.18%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 134 (12.34%) Kubernetes
2 76 (7.00%) Ansible
3 75 (6.91%) Terraform
4 71 (6.54%) Puppet
5 64 (5.89%) Opscode Chef
6 36 (3.31%) SCCM
7 32 (2.95%) Microsoft Intune
8 23 (2.12%) Prometheus
9 14 (1.29%) Salt
10 13 (1.20%) vCenter Server
11 11 (1.01%) SCOM
12 10 (0.92%) Nagios
13 9 (0.83%) Grafana
13 9 (0.83%) Jamf Pro
13 9 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
14 8 (0.74%) NetBackup
15 6 (0.55%) Kibana
15 6 (0.55%) Microsoft Clustering
16 5 (0.46%) Rancher
16 5 (0.46%) vRealize
Vendors
1 327 (30.11%) Microsoft
2 96 (8.84%) VMware
3 75 (6.91%) Google
4 41 (3.78%) Cisco
5 38 (3.50%) Oracle
6 34 (3.13%) Citrix
7 32 (2.95%) NetApp
8 23 (2.12%) Splunk
9 19 (1.75%) EMC
9 19 (1.75%) MuleSoft
10 18 (1.66%) Databricks
11 14 (1.29%) Cloudera
11 14 (1.29%) Palo Alto
12 13 (1.20%) SAP
13 12 (1.10%) ForgeRock
14 11 (1.01%) Red Hat
15 10 (0.92%) Adobe
15 10 (0.92%) Dell
15 10 (0.92%) HP
15 10 (0.92%) IBM