Period
to 13 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North of England 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 13 December 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 of England
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 52 91
Rank change year-on-year +35 +39 +138
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 963 403 388
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 7.82% 3.57% 2.70%
As % of the Cloud Services category 36.53% 26.67% 27.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 693 295 264
North of England median daily rate £440 £450 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +9.76% +2.50%
10th Percentile £320 £319 £305
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 1
North of England median hourly rate £28.72 £103.75 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -72.32% +569.35% -52.45%
10th Percentile £13.45 £55.68 £15.25
90th Percentile £55.90 £156.43 £15.75
England median hourly rate £28.72 £37.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -22.39% +131.25% -55.86%

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 of England with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
North of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 2,636 1,511 1,409
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 21.42% 13.38% 9.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,764 1,039 953
North of England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £275 £213 £280
90th Percentile £605 £600 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 11 33
North of England median hourly rate £17.43 £20.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.98% +32.26% -44.14%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £10.65
90th Percentile £42.50 £45.50 £54.20
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26% -11.63%

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Azure in the North of England

Microsoft 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 Microsoft Azure in the North of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Azure in the North of England

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in the North of England over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in the North of England

Microsoft 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 Microsoft Azure in the North of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Azure in the North of England

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in the North of England over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in the North of England

Microsoft 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 Microsoft Azure within the North of England region over the 6 months to 13 December 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
North West +32 529 £450 -8.86% 227
Yorkshire +35 299 £425 -10.53% 178
North East +33 135 £450 +9.09% 75
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 of England region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 333 (34.58%) Amazon AWS
2 326 (33.85%) Microsoft
3 321 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 265 (27.52%) DevOps
5 242 (25.13%) .NET
6 219 (22.74%) Windows
7 215 (22.33%) SQL
8 195 (20.25%) C#
9 184 (19.11%) SQL Server
10 157 (16.30%) Active Directory
11 156 (16.20%) Office 365
12 140 (14.54%) Jenkins
13 128 (13.29%) Docker
14 127 (13.19%) PowerShell
15 126 (13.08%) TDD
16 125 (12.98%) JavaScript
17 123 (12.77%) Java
18 115 (11.94%) Continuous Integration
19 110 (11.42%) Migration
20 103 (10.70%) Linux
21 99 (10.28%) Windows Server
22 97 (10.07%) HTML
22 97 (10.07%) MVC
23 95 (9.87%) ASP.NET
23 95 (9.87%) Security Cleared
24 93 (9.66%) VMware
25 92 (9.55%) Terraform
26 90 (9.35%) Scrum
27 89 (9.24%) Puppet
28 86 (8.93%) PaaS

Microsoft 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 77 (8.00%) SharePoint
2 35 (3.63%) MS Exchange
3 33 (3.43%) Skype for Business
4 23 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2010
5 19 (1.97%) Confluence
6 14 (1.45%) nginx
7 13 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
7 13 (1.35%) CMS
8 12 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
8 12 (1.25%) WebSphere
9 11 (1.14%) Cloud Foundry
9 11 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
10 10 (1.04%) Apache Spark
10 10 (1.04%) Drupal
10 10 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
10 10 (1.04%) IIS
11 9 (0.93%) JBoss
11 9 (0.93%) NServiceBus
12 7 (0.73%) Apache Solr
12 7 (0.73%) Tomcat
Applications
1 17 (1.77%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (0.31%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.10%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 34 (3.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.31%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 333 (34.58%) Amazon AWS
2 156 (16.20%) Office 365
3 86 (8.93%) PaaS
4 81 (8.41%) IaaS
5 73 (7.58%) Azure Active Directory
6 62 (6.44%) Google Cloud Platform
7 57 (5.92%) SaaS
8 36 (3.74%) AWS CloudFormation
9 32 (3.32%) Cloud Computing
10 30 (3.12%) Dynamics 365
11 26 (2.70%) GitHub
12 14 (1.45%) Boomi
13 11 (1.14%) npm
14 10 (1.04%) Apigee
14 10 (1.04%) Serverless
15 7 (0.73%) Azure Data Factory
15 7 (0.73%) Azure Functions
15 7 (0.73%) Datadog
16 6 (0.62%) iPaaS
17 5 (0.52%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 69 (7.17%) DNS
2 65 (6.75%) Firewall
3 40 (4.15%) DHCP
3 40 (4.15%) VPN
3 40 (4.15%) WAN
4 37 (3.84%) Skype
5 33 (3.43%) LAN
6 30 (3.12%) TCP/IP
7 20 (2.08%) Network Security
8 14 (1.45%) HTTP
8 14 (1.45%) SAN
9 13 (1.35%) OSPF
10 10 (1.04%) IPsec
11 9 (0.93%) BGP
11 9 (0.93%) FTP
11 9 (0.93%) SSL
12 8 (0.83%) Fibre Channel
12 8 (0.83%) MPLS
13 7 (0.73%) VoIP
14 6 (0.62%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 184 (19.11%) SQL Server
2 64 (6.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 54 (5.61%) Azure SQL Database
4 47 (4.88%) Power BI
5 45 (4.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 31 (3.22%) MongoDB
7 29 (3.01%) MySQL
8 26 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
9 25 (2.60%) NoSQL
9 25 (2.60%) SQL Server 2016
10 23 (2.39%) Big Data
10 23 (2.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 16 (1.66%) Hadoop
12 14 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
13 13 (1.35%) Data Lake
14 12 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
15 11 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
16 10 (1.04%) RavenDB
17 9 (0.93%) Amazon Redshift
17 9 (0.93%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 140 (14.54%) Jenkins
2 82 (8.52%) Git (software)
3 69 (7.17%) Visual Studio Team System
4 61 (6.33%) JIRA
5 50 (5.19%) Octopus Deploy
6 44 (4.57%) Selenium
7 39 (4.05%) Visual Studio
8 33 (3.43%) TeamCity
9 31 (3.22%) JMeter
10 29 (3.01%) Cucumber
11 26 (2.70%) JUnit
11 26 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
12 24 (2.49%) Maven
13 21 (2.18%) GitLab
14 14 (1.45%) Travis CI
15 13 (1.35%) CircleCI
15 13 (1.35%) gulp
16 12 (1.25%) Bitbucket
16 12 (1.25%) SonarQube
17 11 (1.14%) Gradle
General
1 82 (8.52%) Finance
2 31 (3.22%) Retail
3 12 (1.25%) Banking
3 12 (1.25%) Telecoms
4 8 (0.83%) Law
5 6 (0.62%) Manufacturing
5 6 (0.62%) Marketing
6 5 (0.52%) Back Office
7 4 (0.42%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.31%) Automotive
8 3 (0.31%) Electronics
8 3 (0.31%) Games
8 3 (0.31%) Legal
8 3 (0.31%) Local Government
9 2 (0.21%) Advertising
9 2 (0.21%) Billing
10 1 (0.10%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.10%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 290 (30.11%) Developer
2 142 (14.75%) DevOps Engineer
3 130 (13.50%) Architect
4 96 (9.97%) .NET Developer
5 81 (8.41%) Azure Engineer
6 61 (6.33%) Consultant
7 55 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 48 (4.98%) Azure Developer
9 43 (4.47%) Azure Architect
10 39 (4.05%) C# Developer
11 38 (3.95%) Azure DevOps
12 36 (3.74%) Cloud Engineer
13 35 (3.63%) Java Developer
14 34 (3.53%) Azure DevOps Engineer
15 32 (3.32%) Technical Architect
16 31 (3.22%) Administrator
17 29 (3.01%) Full Stack Developer
17 29 (3.01%) Senior Developer
17 29 (3.01%) Solutions Architect
17 29 (3.01%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 242 (25.13%) .NET
2 97 (10.07%) HTML
3 95 (9.87%) ASP.NET
4 82 (8.52%) AngularJS
5 77 (8.00%) CSS
6 74 (7.68%) Web Services
7 69 (7.17%) Node.js
8 67 (6.96%) RESTful
9 54 (5.61%) XML
10 50 (5.19%) jQuery
10 50 (5.19%) JSON
11 49 (5.09%) .NET Framework
12 47 (4.88%) HTML5
13 40 (4.15%) CSS3
14 39 (4.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 36 (3.74%) ASP.NET Web API
16 35 (3.63%) ASP.NET MVC
17 32 (3.32%) REST
18 28 (2.91%) .NET Core
19 26 (2.70%) ASP.NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 41 (4.26%) Data Centre
2 37 (3.84%) Greenfield Project
3 33 (3.43%) Public Cloud
4 30 (3.12%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (2.39%) Management Information System
6 21 (2.18%) Hybrid Cloud
7 20 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
8 16 (1.66%) Private Cloud
9 15 (1.56%) User Experience
10 14 (1.45%) Clustering
10 14 (1.45%) Mobile App
11 10 (1.04%) PKI
12 8 (0.83%) NHS
12 8 (0.83%) N-Tier
12 8 (0.83%) Semantic Web
13 7 (0.73%) Fat Client
13 7 (0.73%) Self-Motivation
13 7 (0.73%) Thin Client
14 6 (0.62%) Cloud Native
15 5 (0.52%) YubiKey
Operating Systems
1 219 (22.74%) Windows
2 103 (10.70%) Linux
3 99 (10.28%) Windows Server
4 31 (3.22%) Windows 10
5 23 (2.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 23 (2.39%) Unix
6 22 (2.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (1.45%) Windows 7
9 12 (1.25%) CentOS
10 10 (1.04%) Solaris
11 6 (0.62%) AIX
12 5 (0.52%) Android
12 5 (0.52%) Apple iOS
12 5 (0.52%) Debian
13 4 (0.42%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.31%) DC/OS
14 3 (0.31%) VMS
14 3 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.21%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 321 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 265 (27.52%) DevOps
3 126 (13.08%) TDD
4 115 (11.94%) Continuous Integration
5 110 (11.42%) Migration
6 97 (10.07%) MVC
7 90 (9.35%) Scrum
8 81 (8.41%) Microservices
9 74 (7.68%) Test Automation
10 70 (7.27%) BDD
10 70 (7.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 60 (6.23%) Continuous Delivery
11 60 (6.23%) Problem-Solving
12 58 (6.02%) Business Intelligence
13 47 (4.88%) Configuration Management
14 43 (4.47%) Continuous Deployment
14 43 (4.47%) ITIL
15 42 (4.36%) Open Source
16 39 (4.05%) ETL
17 38 (3.95%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 215 (22.33%) SQL
2 195 (20.25%) C#
3 127 (13.19%) PowerShell
4 125 (12.98%) JavaScript
5 123 (12.77%) Java
6 85 (8.83%) Python
7 38 (3.95%) Bash Shell
8 35 (3.63%) T-SQL
9 26 (2.70%) TypeScript
10 24 (2.49%) Ruby
11 23 (2.39%) PHP
12 20 (2.08%) C++
12 20 (2.08%) Shell Script
13 18 (1.87%) Java 8
14 13 (1.35%) Groovy
14 13 (1.35%) Perl
15 8 (0.83%) R
16 7 (0.73%) PL/SQL
17 6 (0.62%) C
18 4 (0.42%) Scala
Qualifications
1 95 (9.87%) Security Cleared
2 80 (8.31%) SC Cleared
3 51 (5.30%) Degree
4 35 (3.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (2.39%) MCSE
6 16 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (1.66%) MCSA
7 14 (1.45%) CCNP
8 10 (1.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 8 (0.83%) CCIE
9 8 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (0.62%) CCNA
11 5 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.52%) MCP
12 4 (0.42%) CCDP
12 4 (0.42%) CISSP
12 4 (0.42%) Postgraduate
13 3 (0.31%) MCITP
13 3 (0.31%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.49%) QA
2 5 (0.52%) WCAG
3 4 (0.42%) GDPR
3 4 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.42%) PMO
3 4 (0.42%) SLA
4 1 (0.10%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.10%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 157 (16.30%) Active Directory
2 128 (13.29%) Docker
3 55 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (2.60%) Virtual Machines
5 15 (1.56%) Hyper-V
5 15 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (1.45%) Xen
7 8 (0.83%) vSphere
8 7 (0.73%) HDFS
8 7 (0.73%) XenServer
9 4 (0.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 4 (0.42%) NFS
9 4 (0.42%) XenApp
10 3 (0.31%) SRDF
10 3 (0.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (0.21%) Firmware
11 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.10%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 92 (9.55%) Terraform
2 89 (9.24%) Puppet
3 84 (8.72%) Ansible
4 73 (7.58%) Opscode Chef
5 72 (7.48%) Kubernetes
6 23 (2.39%) Microsoft Intune
6 23 (2.39%) SCCM
7 15 (1.56%) Packer
7 15 (1.56%) Salt
8 13 (1.35%) SCOM
9 12 (1.25%) Nagios
10 9 (0.93%) Kibana
11 8 (0.83%) WSUS
12 7 (0.73%) logstash
12 7 (0.73%) Rancher
13 6 (0.62%) Grafana
13 6 (0.62%) Oozie
13 6 (0.62%) Prometheus
13 6 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
13 6 (0.62%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 326 (33.85%) Microsoft
2 93 (9.66%) VMware
3 75 (7.79%) Google
4 65 (6.75%) Oracle
5 37 (3.84%) Cisco
6 29 (3.01%) Citrix
7 21 (2.18%) Red Hat
8 20 (2.08%) Dell
9 18 (1.87%) Splunk
10 15 (1.56%) Cloudera
11 12 (1.25%) Informatica
11 12 (1.25%) NetApp
12 11 (1.14%) Atlassian
12 11 (1.14%) MuleSoft
12 11 (1.14%) SAP
13 10 (1.04%) CheckPoint
13 10 (1.04%) McAfee
14 9 (0.93%) F5
14 9 (0.93%) New Relic
14 9 (0.93%) SolarWinds