Period
to 22 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 50 67
Rank change year-on-year +17 +17 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 49 25 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 4.95% 3.13% 1.27%
As % of the Cloud Services category 30.82% 34.25% 13.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 17 9
South Yorkshire median daily rate £455 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.06% +30.77% -18.75%
10th Percentile £338 £316 £262
90th Percentile £530 £635 £513
Yorkshire median daily rate £423 £425 £460
% change year-on-year -0.59% -7.61% +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £35.00 - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 159 73 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 16.08% 9.14% 9.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 45 81
South Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.26% +18.75%
10th Percentile £315 £315 £313
90th Percentile £535 £665 £613
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £435 £450
% change year-on-year -2.30% -3.33% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £35.00 £11.00 £72.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +218.18% -84.83% -
Yorkshire median hourly rate £25.75 £15.25 £13.50
% change year-on-year +68.85% +12.96% -

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 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in South Yorkshire

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly 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 July 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 +5 31 £465 +9.41% 10
Barnsley -8 5 £513 - 1
Doncaster +5 3 £276 - 1
Rotherham - 1 £390 - 1
Microsoft Azure
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 30 (61.22%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (32.65%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (30.61%) Web Operations
3 15 (30.61%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (30.61%) Linux
4 14 (28.57%) Windows
5 13 (26.53%) Microsoft
5 13 (26.53%) SC Cleared
5 13 (26.53%) Security Cleared
6 12 (24.49%) Ruby
6 12 (24.49%) Web Services
6 12 (24.49%) Jenkins
7 11 (22.45%) Ansible
7 11 (22.45%) DevOps
7 11 (22.45%) Puppet
7 11 (22.45%) TCP/IP
8 10 (20.41%) Java
8 10 (20.41%) SSL
8 10 (20.41%) Git (software)
8 10 (20.41%) Opscode Chef
9 9 (18.37%) HTTP
9 9 (18.37%) Python
10 8 (16.33%) SQL
10 8 (16.33%) Configuration Management
10 8 (16.33%) Finance
10 8 (16.33%) Google Cloud Platform
10 8 (16.33%) Office 365
10 8 (16.33%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (16.33%) vSphere
11 7 (14.29%) Open Source

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 6 (12.24%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (8.16%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (6.12%) Skype for Business
4 2 (4.08%) Confluence
4 2 (4.08%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.08%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.04%) Alfresco
5 1 (2.04%) Apache Spark
5 1 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (32.65%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (16.33%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (16.33%) Google Cloud Platform
2 8 (16.33%) Office 365
3 7 (14.29%) GitHub
4 6 (12.24%) IaaS
4 6 (12.24%) PaaS
5 5 (10.20%) SaaS
6 2 (4.08%) Amazon S3
6 2 (4.08%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (2.04%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (2.04%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (2.04%) CloudBees
7 1 (2.04%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (2.04%) OneDrive
7 1 (2.04%) OpenShift
7 1 (2.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.45%) TCP/IP
2 10 (20.41%) SSL
3 9 (18.37%) HTTP
4 5 (10.20%) VPN
5 4 (8.16%) Firewall
5 4 (8.16%) WAN
6 3 (6.12%) IPsec
6 3 (6.12%) LAN
6 3 (6.12%) MPLS
6 3 (6.12%) Skype
6 3 (6.12%) SMS
7 2 (4.08%) DHCP
7 2 (4.08%) Ethernet
7 2 (4.08%) FCoE
7 2 (4.08%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (4.08%) H.323
7 2 (4.08%) OSPF
7 2 (4.08%) SMTP
7 2 (4.08%) VoIP
7 2 (4.08%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.20%) MySQL
1 5 (10.20%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.08%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (4.08%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (2.04%) Big Data
3 1 (2.04%) Data Lake
3 1 (2.04%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.04%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 12 (24.49%) Jenkins
2 10 (20.41%) Git (software)
3 6 (12.24%) Subversion
4 4 (8.16%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (4.08%) CircleCI
5 2 (4.08%) JIRA
5 2 (4.08%) JMeter
5 2 (4.08%) LoadRunner
5 2 (4.08%) Travis CI
6 1 (2.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (2.04%) Bitbucket
6 1 (2.04%) SonarQube
6 1 (2.04%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 8 (16.33%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Banking
2 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.04%) Retail
3 1 (2.04%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (28.57%) Architect
2 13 (26.53%) Consultant
3 9 (18.37%) Azure Consultant
4 7 (14.29%) Cloud Engineer
5 6 (12.24%) Technical Architect
6 5 (10.20%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (8.16%) Azure Architect
7 4 (8.16%) Developer
8 3 (6.12%) DevOps Consultant
8 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (6.12%) Oracle Consultant
8 3 (6.12%) Technical Solutions Architect
8 3 (6.12%) Test Consultant
9 2 (4.08%) 3rd Line Support
9 2 (4.08%) Applications Consultant
9 2 (4.08%) Infrastructure Architect
9 2 (4.08%) Network Engineer
9 2 (4.08%) Security Engineer
9 2 (4.08%) Technical Manager
9 2 (4.08%) WebOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (24.49%) Web Services
2 4 (8.16%) Ruby on Rails
3 3 (6.12%) 802.1X
3 3 (6.12%) CSS
3 3 (6.12%) HTML
4 2 (4.08%) .NET
4 2 (4.08%) AngularJS
4 2 (4.08%) Play Framework
4 2 (4.08%) Spring
5 1 (2.04%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.04%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (2.04%) Apache Camel
5 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (2.04%) Hibernate
5 1 (2.04%) J2EE
5 1 (2.04%) JSON
5 1 (2.04%) JSP
5 1 (2.04%) Node.js
5 1 (2.04%) REST
5 1 (2.04%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) Data Centre
1 4 (8.16%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (4.08%) CCTV
2 2 (4.08%) Clustering
3 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.04%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (30.61%) Linux
2 14 (28.57%) Windows
3 5 (10.20%) Windows Server
4 4 (8.16%) Windows 10
5 2 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.04%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.04%) Unix
6 1 (2.04%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (61.22%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (30.61%) Continuous Integration
2 15 (30.61%) Web Operations
3 11 (22.45%) DevOps
4 8 (16.33%) Configuration Management
5 7 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
5 7 (14.29%) Migration
5 7 (14.29%) Open Source
5 7 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 6 (12.24%) Software Delivery
6 6 (12.24%) User Stories
7 5 (10.20%) MVC
8 4 (8.16%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 4 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (8.16%) Test Automation
9 3 (6.12%) Load Testing
9 3 (6.12%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (6.12%) Scalability Testing
9 3 (6.12%) Self-Awareness
9 3 (6.12%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 12 (24.49%) Ruby
2 10 (20.41%) Java
3 9 (18.37%) Python
4 8 (16.33%) SQL
5 5 (10.20%) Go
6 3 (6.12%) Bash Shell
6 3 (6.12%) JavaScript
7 2 (4.08%) C#
8 1 (2.04%) Java 8
8 1 (2.04%) PHP
8 1 (2.04%) Scala
8 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.04%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 13 (26.53%) SC Cleared
1 13 (26.53%) Security Cleared
2 7 (14.29%) CCNA
2 7 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (8.16%) CCNP
4 3 (6.12%) TOGAF Certification
5 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) GCP
1 1 (2.04%) GDPR
1 1 (2.04%) PSD2
System Software
1 8 (16.33%) vSphere
2 6 (12.24%) Active Directory
3 5 (10.20%) Docker
3 5 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.04%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (22.45%) Ansible
1 11 (22.45%) Puppet
2 10 (20.41%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (12.24%) vRealize Orchestrator
4 3 (6.12%) Terraform
5 2 (4.08%) FortiGate
5 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (4.08%) Salt
5 2 (4.08%) SCCM
5 2 (4.08%) SCOM
6 1 (2.04%) Kubernetes
6 1 (2.04%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 13 (26.53%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.29%) Google
2 7 (14.29%) TOWER Software
2 7 (14.29%) VMware
3 5 (10.20%) Cisco
3 5 (10.20%) EMC
3 5 (10.20%) NetApp
3 5 (10.20%) Oracle
4 4 (8.16%) CheckPoint
5 3 (6.12%) Meraki
5 3 (6.12%) SaltStack
6 2 (4.08%) Aruba
6 2 (4.08%) Barracuda Networks
6 2 (4.08%) Red Hat
6 2 (4.08%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.04%) Citrix
7 1 (2.04%) IBM
7 1 (2.04%) MuleSoft