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 3 months to 29 March 2017 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 56 -
Rank change year-on-year +8 -  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 10 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 2.21% 0.91% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 20.83% 17.24% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 0
Median daily rate £388 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.42% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £57.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year -74.34% +125.49%  

Microsoft Azure is in the cloud computing skills category. The next 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.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
South Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 48 29 2
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 10.60% 5.27% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 22 1
Median daily rate £425 £475 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.52% +90.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £11.00 £20.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.05% -13.35%  

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Yorkshire citing Microsoft Azure as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield +9 9 £350 -26.31% 2
Barnsley - 3 - -
Doncaster - 3 - - 1
Microsoft Azure
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South Yorkshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 11 (44.00%) Microsoft
1 11 (44.00%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (40.00%) Windows
3 8 (32.00%) DevOps
4 7 (28.00%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (28.00%) Office 365
5 6 (24.00%) IaaS
5 6 (24.00%) Puppet
5 6 (24.00%) Linux
5 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (24.00%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (20.00%) VMware
6 5 (20.00%) Java
6 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
6 5 (20.00%) Configuration Management
7 4 (16.00%) Windows Server
7 4 (16.00%) Git (software)
7 4 (16.00%) Ansible
7 4 (16.00%) Salt
7 4 (16.00%) Active Directory
7 4 (16.00%) CSS
7 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
7 4 (16.00%) HTTP
7 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
7 4 (16.00%) Python
7 4 (16.00%) Ruby
8 3 (12.00%) Web Development
8 3 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (12.00%) Advertising
8 3 (12.00%) VPN

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 2 (8.00%) IIS
1 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.00%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (4.00%) Confluence
2 1 (4.00%) Liferay
2 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (8.00%) MS Office
2 1 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.00%) MS Project
2 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (44.00%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (28.00%) Office 365
3 6 (24.00%) IaaS
4 2 (8.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (8.00%) PaaS
5 1 (4.00%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) HTTP
1 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (12.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (12.00%) SSL
2 3 (12.00%) VPN
3 2 (8.00%) DNS
3 2 (8.00%) Firewall
3 2 (8.00%) SAN
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (4.00%) DHCP
4 1 (4.00%) IP Telephony
4 1 (4.00%) LAN
4 1 (4.00%) NAS
4 1 (4.00%) NetScaler
4 1 (4.00%) Network Security
4 1 (4.00%) VLAN
4 1 (4.00%) WAN
4 1 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) MySQL
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.00%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (4.00%) CouchDB
3 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.00%) PerformancePoint
3 1 (4.00%) Power BI
3 1 (4.00%) Redis
3 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (8.00%) Subversion
3 1 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (4.00%) git-flow
3 1 (4.00%) JIRA
3 1 (4.00%) Maven
3 1 (4.00%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.00%) TeamCity
3 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (12.00%) Advertising
2 1 (4.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (20.00%) Azure Engineer
1 5 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (16.00%) Developer
2 4 (16.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Office 365 Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Windows Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Windows Support Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) .NET Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Azure DevOps
4 2 (8.00%) Lead DevOps
4 2 (8.00%) Lead DevOps Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Network Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Operations Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Web Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) CSS
2 3 (12.00%) .NET
2 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (12.00%) HTML
2 3 (12.00%) REST
2 3 (12.00%) Web Services
3 2 (8.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (8.00%) Backbone.js
3 2 (8.00%) CSS3
3 2 (8.00%) HTML5
4 1 (4.00%) Apache Avro
4 1 (4.00%) Entity Framework
4 1 (4.00%) Marionette.js
4 1 (4.00%) Middleware
4 1 (4.00%) Node.js
4 1 (4.00%) SAML
4 1 (4.00%) SOAP
4 1 (4.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (4.00%) WSH
4 1 (4.00%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.00%) Clustering
2 1 (4.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.00%) NHS
2 1 (4.00%) Private Cloud
2 1 (4.00%) Public Cloud
2 1 (4.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (40.00%) Windows
2 6 (24.00%) Linux
3 4 (16.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.00%) Android
6 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
6 1 (4.00%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) DevOps
2 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (24.00%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (12.00%) Web Development
5 2 (8.00%) Load Balancing
5 2 (8.00%) MVC
5 2 (8.00%) Open Source
6 1 (4.00%) Complex Event Processing
6 1 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.00%) Data Protection
6 1 (4.00%) Kimball Methodology
6 1 (4.00%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (4.00%) MVVM
6 1 (4.00%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (4.00%) Security Architecture
6 1 (4.00%) SIEM
6 1 (4.00%) Web Design
6 1 (4.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) Java
2 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (16.00%) Python
2 4 (16.00%) Ruby
3 3 (12.00%) C#
4 2 (8.00%) Bash Shell
4 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (8.00%) SQL
5 1 (4.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.00%) TypeScript
5 1 (4.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) CCDP
1 1 (4.00%) CCNA
1 1 (4.00%) CCNP
1 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (16.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.00%) Docker
3 2 (8.00%) vSphere
4 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.00%) ProxySG
4 1 (4.00%) Shibboleth
4 1 (4.00%) vCloud
4 1 (4.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (4.00%) Xen
4 1 (4.00%) XenApp
4 1 (4.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (28.00%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (24.00%) Puppet
3 4 (16.00%) Ansible
3 4 (16.00%) Salt
4 2 (8.00%) Kubernetes
4 2 (8.00%) SCCM
5 1 (4.00%) Backup Exec
5 1 (4.00%) DameWare
5 1 (4.00%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (4.00%) SCOM
5 1 (4.00%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (4.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 11 (44.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.00%) VMware
3 3 (12.00%) Cisco
4 2 (8.00%) Meraki
5 1 (4.00%) AlienVault
5 1 (4.00%) Blue Coat
5 1 (4.00%) Citrix
5 1 (4.00%) Dell
5 1 (4.00%) EMC
5 1 (4.00%) EqualLogic
5 1 (4.00%) Google
5 1 (4.00%) HP
5 1 (4.00%) Juniper
5 1 (4.00%) Mitel
5 1 (4.00%) MuleSoft
5 1 (4.00%) NetApp
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle
5 1 (4.00%) SolarWinds
5 1 (4.00%) Veeam
5 1 (4.00%) WSO2