Period
to 22 March 2019

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 22 March 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 of England
6 months to
22 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 13 43 65
Rank change year-on-year +30 +22 +112
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 1,158 566 400
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 9.74% 4.90% 3.39%
As % of the Cloud Services category 40.89% 30.30% 30.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 864 414 275
North of England median daily rate £474 £450 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.28% +9.76% -3.53%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £268
90th Percentile £650 £588 £575
England median daily rate £500 £488 £450
% change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 0
North of England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +7.69% +116.67% -57.14%

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 2,832 1,868 1,313
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 23.81% 16.17% 11.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,944 1,274 903
North of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £263
90th Percentile £625 £588 £572
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 32 25
North of England median hourly rate £17.13 £14.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.10% -27.50% +9.59%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.51 £10.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £44.48 £53.15
England median hourly rate £17.60 £20.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year -12.00% +6.67% -5.85%

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 22 March 2019.

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 22 March 2019.

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 22 March 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 +29 602 £475 - 172
Yorkshire +26 382 £463 +2.89% 95
North East +42 171 £471 +14.24% 39
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 of England region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 479 (41.36%) Amazon AWS
2 427 (36.87%) Microsoft
3 418 (36.10%) Agile Software Development
4 364 (31.43%) DevOps
5 309 (26.68%) .NET
6 289 (24.96%) SQL
7 264 (22.80%) C#
8 215 (18.57%) Jenkins
9 176 (15.20%) Continuous Integration
10 175 (15.11%) Windows
11 170 (14.68%) Git (software)
12 167 (14.42%) Java
12 167 (14.42%) SQL Server
13 158 (13.64%) JavaScript
14 154 (13.30%) Active Directory
15 152 (13.13%) Node.js
16 144 (12.44%) Office 365
17 140 (12.09%) PaaS
18 137 (11.83%) Docker
18 137 (11.83%) HTML
18 137 (11.83%) Linux
19 132 (11.40%) Microservices
20 130 (11.23%) CSS
21 123 (10.62%) AngularJS
22 120 (10.36%) Python
23 119 (10.28%) TDD
24 118 (10.19%) Puppet
25 117 (10.10%) ASP.NET
26 116 (10.02%) Test Automation
26 116 (10.02%) Kubernetes

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 98 (8.46%) SharePoint
2 28 (2.42%) CMS
3 23 (1.99%) Confluence
3 23 (1.99%) MS Exchange
4 22 (1.90%) Cloud Foundry
5 19 (1.64%) Skype for Business
6 15 (1.30%) Apache Spark
7 14 (1.21%) IIS
8 13 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
8 13 (1.12%) nginx
9 8 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
9 8 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (0.60%) Apache Solr
10 7 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (0.60%) OpenStack
10 7 (0.60%) Tomcat
11 6 (0.52%) Drupal
11 6 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
11 6 (0.52%) Umbraco
11 6 (0.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (1.38%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.17%) Fireworks
2 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.17%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.086%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.086%) CATIA
3 1 (0.086%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 69 (5.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.17%) OPENHousing
3 1 (0.086%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 479 (41.36%) Amazon AWS
2 144 (12.44%) Office 365
3 140 (12.09%) PaaS
4 105 (9.07%) IaaS
5 89 (7.69%) Google Cloud Platform
6 84 (7.25%) Azure Active Directory
7 59 (5.09%) SaaS
8 52 (4.49%) Dynamics 365
9 48 (4.15%) GitHub
10 39 (3.37%) AWS CloudFormation
11 31 (2.68%) Cloud Computing
12 28 (2.42%) Boomi
13 22 (1.90%) Serverless
14 20 (1.73%) Azure Functions
15 14 (1.21%) Azure Data Factory
16 10 (0.86%) npm
16 10 (0.86%) OpenShift
17 8 (0.69%) Amazon S3
17 8 (0.69%) OneDrive
18 4 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 71 (6.13%) Firewall
2 66 (5.70%) DNS
3 62 (5.35%) TCP/IP
4 42 (3.63%) VPN
5 41 (3.54%) WAN
6 34 (2.94%) HTTP
7 33 (2.85%) DHCP
8 30 (2.59%) LAN
9 27 (2.33%) SSL
10 25 (2.16%) Network Security
11 24 (2.07%) Skype
12 18 (1.55%) SAN
13 17 (1.47%) OSPF
14 16 (1.38%) BGP
14 16 (1.38%) Cisco IOS
15 14 (1.21%) VoIP
16 13 (1.12%) NX-OS
17 11 (0.95%) MPLS
18 10 (0.86%) Cisco ASA
19 9 (0.78%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (14.42%) SQL Server
2 66 (5.70%) Power BI
3 61 (5.27%) Azure SQL Database
3 61 (5.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 43 (3.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 38 (3.28%) PostgreSQL
6 36 (3.11%) MySQL
7 35 (3.02%) MongoDB
8 33 (2.85%) Big Data
8 33 (2.85%) NoSQL
9 32 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
9 32 (2.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 31 (2.68%) Hadoop
11 24 (2.07%) Data Lake
12 18 (1.55%) SQL Server 2016
13 16 (1.38%) Cosmos DB
14 15 (1.30%) Redis
15 13 (1.12%) Relational Database
16 12 (1.04%) Apache Hive
16 12 (1.04%) Impala
Development Applications
1 215 (18.57%) Jenkins
2 170 (14.68%) Git (software)
3 62 (5.35%) GitLab
4 59 (5.09%) Visual Studio Team System
5 50 (4.32%) Maven
6 48 (4.15%) JIRA
6 48 (4.15%) SonarQube
7 41 (3.54%) Visual Studio
8 40 (3.45%) JMeter
9 34 (2.94%) Selenium
10 32 (2.76%) Artifactory
10 32 (2.76%) Sonatype Nexus
10 32 (2.76%) TeamCity
11 28 (2.42%) JUnit
12 27 (2.33%) Cucumber
12 27 (2.33%) gulp
13 26 (2.25%) Team Foundation Server
14 24 (2.07%) Octopus Deploy
15 14 (1.21%) CircleCI
15 14 (1.21%) Travis CI
General
1 98 (8.46%) Finance
2 35 (3.02%) Retail
3 16 (1.38%) Telecoms
4 10 (0.86%) Banking
4 10 (0.86%) Manufacturing
5 9 (0.78%) Law
5 9 (0.78%) Marketing
6 8 (0.69%) Games
7 7 (0.60%) Back Office
8 6 (0.52%) Electronics
9 5 (0.43%) Advertising
9 5 (0.43%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.35%) Local Government
11 2 (0.17%) Legal
12 1 (0.086%) Billing
12 1 (0.086%) Military
Job Titles
1 364 (31.43%) Developer
2 199 (17.18%) Architect
3 136 (11.74%) DevOps Engineer
4 124 (10.71%) .NET Developer
5 72 (6.22%) Consultant
6 68 (5.87%) Azure Engineer
7 59 (5.09%) Technical Architect
8 57 (4.92%) C# Developer
9 56 (4.84%) Azure Developer
10 48 (4.15%) Azure DevOps
11 47 (4.06%) Solutions Architect
12 45 (3.89%) Java Developer
13 43 (3.71%) Cloud Architect
14 41 (3.54%) Senior Developer
15 40 (3.45%) AWS DevOps
15 40 (3.45%) C# .NET Developer
16 38 (3.28%) AWS Engineer
17 37 (3.20%) Azure Architect
17 37 (3.20%) Full Stack Developer
17 37 (3.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 309 (26.68%) .NET
2 152 (13.13%) Node.js
3 137 (11.83%) HTML
4 130 (11.23%) CSS
5 123 (10.62%) AngularJS
6 117 (10.10%) ASP.NET
7 86 (7.43%) Web Services
8 78 (6.74%) RESTful
9 69 (5.96%) HTML5
10 61 (5.27%) jQuery
11 56 (4.84%) .NET Framework
12 55 (4.75%) .NET Core
12 55 (4.75%) CSS3
13 52 (4.49%) Spring
14 50 (4.32%) React
15 46 (3.97%) ASP.NET MVC
16 44 (3.80%) XML
17 43 (3.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 42 (3.63%) Dropwizard
19 41 (3.54%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 53 (4.58%) Public Cloud
2 49 (4.23%) Greenfield Project
3 40 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 39 (3.37%) Data Centre
5 36 (3.11%) User Experience
6 24 (2.07%) Management Information System
7 23 (1.99%) Hybrid Cloud
7 23 (1.99%) Private Cloud
8 19 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
9 15 (1.30%) NHS
10 12 (1.04%) PKI
11 10 (0.86%) Clustering
12 9 (0.78%) Mobile App
12 9 (0.78%) Self-Motivation
13 8 (0.69%) Enterprise Cloud
13 8 (0.69%) Fintech
13 8 (0.69%) Semantic Web
14 7 (0.60%) Linux Command Line
15 6 (0.52%) Replication
16 5 (0.43%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 175 (15.11%) Windows
2 137 (11.83%) Linux
3 62 (5.35%) Windows Server
4 42 (3.63%) Unix
5 20 (1.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (1.55%) Windows 10
7 15 (1.30%) Mac OS X
8 12 (1.04%) Android
9 10 (0.86%) CentOS
10 9 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (0.78%) Solaris
10 9 (0.78%) Ubuntu
10 9 (0.78%) Windows 7
10 9 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (0.69%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.52%) Debian
13 4 (0.35%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.26%) AIX
14 3 (0.26%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.17%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 418 (36.10%) Agile Software Development
2 364 (31.43%) DevOps
3 176 (15.20%) Continuous Integration
4 132 (11.40%) Microservices
5 119 (10.28%) TDD
6 116 (10.02%) Test Automation
7 112 (9.67%) Migration
8 100 (8.64%) MVC
9 87 (7.51%) Business Intelligence
10 83 (7.17%) Continuous Delivery
11 80 (6.91%) Configuration Management
12 72 (6.22%) Problem-Solving
13 69 (5.96%) CRM
14 68 (5.87%) ITIL
15 66 (5.70%) Web Development
16 65 (5.61%) Software Engineering
17 64 (5.53%) Open Source
18 61 (5.27%) Scrum
19 60 (5.18%) BDD
20 48 (4.15%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 289 (24.96%) SQL
2 264 (22.80%) C#
3 167 (14.42%) Java
4 158 (13.64%) JavaScript
5 120 (10.36%) Python
6 90 (7.77%) PowerShell
7 72 (6.22%) Bash Shell
8 44 (3.80%) Ruby
9 25 (2.16%) T-SQL
10 15 (1.30%) PHP
11 14 (1.21%) Scala
12 13 (1.12%) Java 8
12 13 (1.12%) TypeScript
13 12 (1.04%) C++
13 12 (1.04%) Groovy
13 12 (1.04%) R
13 12 (1.04%) Shell Script
14 10 (0.86%) Go
15 6 (0.52%) PL/SQL
15 6 (0.52%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 97 (8.38%) Security Cleared
2 62 (5.35%) SC Cleared
3 41 (3.54%) BPSS Clearance
4 31 (2.68%) Degree
5 28 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
6 22 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (1.90%) MCSE
7 18 (1.55%) MCSA
8 16 (1.38%) CCNP
9 13 (1.12%) CCIE
9 13 (1.12%) DBS Check
10 12 (1.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 10 (0.86%) CISSP
12 8 (0.69%) BC Cleared
12 8 (0.69%) CISM
13 5 (0.43%) CCNA
14 4 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 3 (0.26%) ISEB
15 3 (0.26%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (3.37%) QA
2 18 (1.55%) GDPR
3 13 (1.12%) WCAG
4 10 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
5 8 (0.69%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.60%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.43%) PMO
8 4 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.26%) SLA
10 1 (0.086%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 154 (13.30%) Active Directory
2 137 (11.83%) Docker
3 41 (3.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (2.68%) Virtual Machines
5 14 (1.21%) Hyper-V
6 9 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (0.78%) Xen
7 8 (0.69%) HDFS
7 8 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.52%) vSphere
9 5 (0.43%) XenApp
9 5 (0.43%) XenServer
10 3 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 3 (0.26%) NFS
10 3 (0.26%) SRDF
10 3 (0.26%) vCloud
10 3 (0.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (0.17%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 118 (10.19%) Puppet
2 116 (10.02%) Kubernetes
3 115 (9.93%) Terraform
4 107 (9.24%) Ansible
5 100 (8.64%) Opscode Chef
6 25 (2.16%) Salt
7 18 (1.55%) SCCM
8 16 (1.38%) Microsoft Intune
9 12 (1.04%) logstash
9 12 (1.04%) Prometheus
10 7 (0.60%) Packer
11 6 (0.52%) Grafana
11 6 (0.52%) Oozie
11 6 (0.52%) Rancher
12 5 (0.43%) Kibana
12 5 (0.43%) SCOM
12 5 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
13 4 (0.35%) Nagios
13 4 (0.35%) QRadar
14 3 (0.26%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 427 (36.87%) Microsoft
2 102 (8.81%) Google
3 82 (7.08%) VMware
4 50 (4.32%) Oracle
5 46 (3.97%) Cisco
6 36 (3.11%) Dell
7 32 (2.76%) Citrix
7 32 (2.76%) Cloudera
8 26 (2.25%) NetApp
9 22 (1.90%) Hortonworks
10 21 (1.81%) CheckPoint
11 17 (1.47%) EMC
11 17 (1.47%) Splunk
12 15 (1.30%) SAP
13 13 (1.12%) Red Hat
14 12 (1.04%) Sitecore
15 11 (0.95%) Databricks
15 11 (0.95%) SolarWinds
16 10 (0.86%) PagerDuty
17 8 (0.69%) MuleSoft