Period
to 22 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 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 September 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)
Yorkshire > South Yorkshire
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 46 72
Rank change year-on-year +11 +26 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 40 21 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 4.58% 2.85% 1.20%
As % of the Cloud Services category 33.33% 30.00% 11.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 16 11
South Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £430 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +32.31% -18.75%
10th Percentile £340 £303 £258
90th Percentile £600 £638 £613
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.25 - -

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 South Yorkshire with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
South Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 120 70 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 13.73% 9.50% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 45 104
South Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £450 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.70% +15.63%
10th Percentile £337 £302 £305
90th Percentile £600 £665 £609
Yorkshire median daily rate £438 £433 £450
% change year-on-year +1.16% -3.89% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £11.00 £125.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -91.20% +941.67%
10th Percentile £9.90 £10.50 £122.50
90th Percentile £24.70 £11.50 £127.50
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.78 £19.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -22.21% +22.58% +29.17%

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

Job postings citing Microsoft Azure as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Azure in South Yorkshire

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure in South Yorkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Azure in South Yorkshire

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in South Yorkshire over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in South Yorkshire

Microsoft Azure
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

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 South Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 22 September 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
Sheffield +2 23 £475 +9.20% 9
Doncaster - 7 £394 - 5
Barnsley - 4 £500 - 2
Rotherham - 1 £390 -
Microsoft Azure
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 South Yorkshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 21 (52.50%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (32.50%) DevOps
4 11 (27.50%) Ansible
4 11 (27.50%) Puppet
4 11 (27.50%) Jenkins
4 11 (27.50%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (25.00%) Google Cloud Platform
6 9 (22.50%) SC Cleared
6 9 (22.50%) Security Cleared
6 9 (22.50%) Ruby
6 9 (22.50%) Google
6 9 (22.50%) Finance
6 9 (22.50%) Python
6 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
7 8 (20.00%) Java
7 8 (20.00%) SQL
7 8 (20.00%) Migration
7 8 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (20.00%) Terraform
8 7 (17.50%) Docker
8 7 (17.50%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (17.50%) SaaS
8 7 (17.50%) MySQL
8 7 (17.50%) Windows
9 6 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (15.00%) CCNA
9 6 (15.00%) Active Directory
9 6 (15.00%) TCP/IP
9 6 (15.00%) SQL Server

Microsoft Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Yorkshire 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 4 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (10.00%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (7.50%) Skype for Business
3 2 (5.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.00%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.50%) Alfresco
4 1 (2.50%) Apache
4 1 (2.50%) Apache Spark
4 1 (2.50%) Confluence
4 1 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.50%) nginx
4 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 21 (52.50%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (25.00%) Google Cloud Platform
3 7 (17.50%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (17.50%) SaaS
4 6 (15.00%) AWS CloudFormation
4 6 (15.00%) GitHub
5 5 (12.50%) IaaS
5 5 (12.50%) PaaS
6 4 (10.00%) Amazon S3
6 4 (10.00%) Office 365
7 2 (5.00%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (2.50%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (2.50%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (2.50%) OneDrive
8 1 (2.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (12.50%) Firewall
2 5 (12.50%) SSL
3 4 (10.00%) HTTP
3 4 (10.00%) LAN
3 4 (10.00%) VPN
3 4 (10.00%) WAN
4 3 (7.50%) DNS
4 3 (7.50%) IPsec
4 3 (7.50%) MPLS
4 3 (7.50%) Skype
5 2 (5.00%) FCoE
5 2 (5.00%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (5.00%) H.323
5 2 (5.00%) HTTPS
5 2 (5.00%) OSPF
5 2 (5.00%) SAN
5 2 (5.00%) SMS
5 2 (5.00%) VoIP
5 2 (5.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.50%) MySQL
2 6 (15.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (10.00%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (7.50%) MongoDB
5 2 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.50%) Big Data
6 1 (2.50%) Data Lake
6 1 (2.50%) Hadoop
6 1 (2.50%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.50%) Power BI
6 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (27.50%) Jenkins
2 4 (10.00%) CircleCI
2 4 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (10.00%) Travis CI
2 4 (10.00%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (7.50%) Subversion
4 1 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (2.50%) Bitbucket
4 1 (2.50%) JIRA
4 1 (2.50%) Mercurial
4 1 (2.50%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 9 (22.50%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Retail
2 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (22.50%) Consultant
2 7 (17.50%) Architect
2 7 (17.50%) Developer
3 6 (15.00%) Cloud Engineer
3 6 (15.00%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) DevOps Consultant
6 3 (7.50%) Migration Consultant
6 3 (7.50%) Technical Architect
6 3 (7.50%) Technical Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Azure Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) Cloud Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Network Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Operations Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Security Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Technical Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Technical Solutions Manager
8 1 (2.50%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) AngularJS
1 4 (10.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 3 (7.50%) .NET
2 3 (7.50%) 802.1X
3 2 (5.00%) CSS
3 2 (5.00%) HTML
3 2 (5.00%) Web Services
4 1 (2.50%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.50%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (2.50%) Apache Camel
4 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (2.50%) Hibernate
4 1 (2.50%) HTML5
4 1 (2.50%) jQuery
4 1 (2.50%) Node.js
4 1 (2.50%) Play Framework
4 1 (2.50%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (2.50%) React
4 1 (2.50%) RESTful
4 1 (2.50%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (7.50%) Cloud Native
2 3 (7.50%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.00%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.50%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.50%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.50%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.50%) Windows
2 5 (12.50%) Linux
3 4 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.50%) VMS
5 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (32.50%) DevOps
3 8 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (20.00%) Migration
4 6 (15.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 6 (15.00%) MVC
4 6 (15.00%) Software Engineering
5 5 (12.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 4 (10.00%) Software Delivery
6 4 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (10.00%) Web Operations
7 3 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (5.00%) Cloud Operations
8 2 (5.00%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (5.00%) Deployment Automation
8 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 2 (5.00%) Microservices
8 2 (5.00%) Open Source
8 2 (5.00%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (5.00%) Self-Awareness
Programming Languages
1 9 (22.50%) Python
1 9 (22.50%) Ruby
2 8 (20.00%) Java
2 8 (20.00%) SQL
3 4 (10.00%) Bash Shell
3 4 (10.00%) C#
3 4 (10.00%) Go
3 4 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.00%) PHP
5 1 (2.50%) Java 8
5 1 (2.50%) Kotlin
5 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.50%) Scala
5 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.50%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (22.50%) SC Cleared
1 9 (22.50%) Security Cleared
2 6 (15.00%) CCNA
2 6 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (10.00%) CCNP
4 1 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.50%) Degree
4 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 7 (17.50%) Docker
2 6 (15.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (12.50%) vSphere
4 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (2.50%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (2.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (27.50%) Ansible
1 11 (27.50%) Opscode Chef
1 11 (27.50%) Puppet
2 8 (20.00%) Terraform
3 5 (12.50%) Salt
3 5 (12.50%) vRealize Orchestrator
4 2 (5.00%) FortiGate
4 2 (5.00%) Kubernetes
5 1 (2.50%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 9 (22.50%) Google
1 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.00%) SaltStack
2 6 (15.00%) TOWER Software
3 5 (12.50%) Cisco
3 5 (12.50%) VMware
4 4 (10.00%) CheckPoint
4 4 (10.00%) EMC
4 4 (10.00%) NetApp
4 4 (10.00%) Oracle
5 3 (7.50%) Meraki
6 2 (5.00%) Aruba
6 2 (5.00%) Barracuda Networks
6 2 (5.00%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.50%) Citrix
7 1 (2.50%) IBM
7 1 (2.50%) Xamarin