Period
to 15 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 15 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)
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 58 100
Rank change year-on-year +41 +42 +10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 89 34 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 9.27% 3.66% 2.28%
As % of the Cloud Services category 39.38% 28.33% 18.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 29 41
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £475 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +14.29% -8.20%
10th Percentile £316 £296 £263
90th Percentile £600 £665 £411
North East median daily rate £450 £413 £350
% change year-on-year +9.09% +17.86% -8.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £47.50 - -
North East median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +5.56% +190.32% -

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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 226 120 269
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 23.54% 12.92% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 102 208
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £465 £409 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.76% +12.76% -19.44%
10th Percentile £290 £271 £279
90th Percentile £588 £638 £527
North East median daily rate £458 £405 £363
% change year-on-year +12.96% +11.72% -23.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 9
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £30.50 - £28.00
10th Percentile £16.10 - £19.44
90th Percentile £45.30 - £55.25
North East median hourly rate £15.50 £45.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -65.56% +60.71% -6.67%

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings citing Microsoft Azure as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Azure in Tyne and Wear

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Azure in Tyne and Wear

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Tyne and Wear over the 6 months to 15 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Tyne and Wear

Microsoft Azure
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

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 Tyne and Wear region over the 6 months to 15 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +31 73 £500 +25.00% 44
Gateshead - 14 £413 - 4
Sunderland +2 1 - -
Microsoft Azure
North East

For the 6 months to 15 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 53 (59.55%) DevOps
2 44 (49.44%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (46.07%) Amazon AWS
4 30 (33.71%) Docker
5 28 (31.46%) Ansible
5 28 (31.46%) Jenkins
6 26 (29.21%) Kubernetes
7 24 (26.97%) Terraform
8 21 (23.60%) Puppet
9 20 (22.47%) Continuous Integration
9 20 (22.47%) Microsoft
10 19 (21.35%) Python
11 18 (20.22%) Windows
11 18 (20.22%) C#
11 18 (20.22%) JavaScript
11 18 (20.22%) SQL
12 17 (19.10%) Linux
12 17 (19.10%) Git (software)
13 16 (17.98%) Continuous Deployment
14 15 (16.85%) Bash Shell
14 15 (16.85%) Java
14 15 (16.85%) PowerShell
15 14 (15.73%) Open Source
16 13 (14.61%) IaaS
16 13 (14.61%) Opscode Chef
16 13 (14.61%) Google
16 13 (14.61%) Configuration Management
17 12 (13.48%) C++
17 12 (13.48%) JIRA
18 11 (12.36%) Visual Studio Team System

Microsoft Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 5 (5.62%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.25%) Confluence
3 1 (1.12%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.12%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.12%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.12%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 41 (46.07%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (14.61%) IaaS
3 11 (12.36%) Google Cloud Platform
4 8 (8.99%) PaaS
4 8 (8.99%) SaaS
5 7 (7.87%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (6.74%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (5.62%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (5.62%) Datadog
7 5 (5.62%) Office 365
8 2 (2.25%) Amazon S3
8 2 (2.25%) Boomi
8 2 (2.25%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (1.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (1.12%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (1.12%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.62%) Network Security
2 3 (3.37%) Firewall
3 2 (2.25%) WAN
4 1 (1.12%) DHCP
4 1 (1.12%) DNS
4 1 (1.12%) Internet
4 1 (1.12%) Skype
4 1 (1.12%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.12%) VoIP
4 1 (1.12%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.36%) MongoDB
1 11 (12.36%) NoSQL
2 7 (7.87%) SQL Server
3 6 (6.74%) Amazon Redshift
4 5 (5.62%) Power BI
4 5 (5.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (4.49%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (4.49%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (4.49%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.25%) MySQL
6 2 (2.25%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (1.12%) Big Data
7 1 (1.12%) Cosmos DB
7 1 (1.12%) Data Mart
7 1 (1.12%) HBase
7 1 (1.12%) HCatalog
7 1 (1.12%) Pentaho
7 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.12%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 28 (31.46%) Jenkins
2 17 (19.10%) Git (software)
3 12 (13.48%) JIRA
4 11 (12.36%) GitLab
4 11 (12.36%) Visual Studio Team System
5 6 (6.74%) TeamCity
6 5 (5.62%) Cucumber
6 5 (5.62%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (5.62%) Visual Studio
7 4 (4.49%) JUnit
7 4 (4.49%) SonarQube
8 3 (3.37%) JMeter
8 3 (3.37%) MSBuild
8 3 (3.37%) Selenium
General
1 5 (5.62%) Finance
2 2 (2.25%) Retail
3 1 (1.12%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 35 (39.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 19 (21.35%) Developer
3 11 (12.36%) Architect
4 8 (8.99%) AWS DevOps
5 7 (7.87%) Senior DevOps
6 6 (6.74%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 6 (6.74%) AWS Engineer
6 6 (6.74%) Azure DevOps
6 6 (6.74%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 6 (6.74%) Azure Engineer
7 5 (5.62%) Azure Developer
8 4 (4.49%) JIRA Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) Open Source Architect
8 4 (4.49%) Open Source Developer
8 4 (4.49%) SQL Developer
9 3 (3.37%) .NET Developer
9 3 (3.37%) Consultant
9 3 (3.37%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 3 (3.37%) Solutions Architect
10 2 (2.25%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.36%) Web Services
2 10 (11.24%) .NET
2 10 (11.24%) Elastic Stack
2 10 (11.24%) HTML
3 8 (8.99%) Node.js
4 7 (7.87%) AngularJS
5 4 (4.49%) ASP.NET
5 4 (4.49%) REST
6 3 (3.37%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (3.37%) hapi
7 2 (2.25%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (2.25%) JSON
7 2 (2.25%) React
7 2 (2.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (2.25%) XML
8 1 (1.12%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.12%) J2EE
8 1 (1.12%) jQuery
8 1 (1.12%) RESTful
8 1 (1.12%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.11%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.74%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.25%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.25%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.12%) DataPower
5 1 (1.12%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.12%) NHS
5 1 (1.12%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 18 (20.22%) Windows
2 17 (19.10%) Linux
3 5 (5.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (4.49%) CentOS
4 4 (4.49%) Debian
5 3 (3.37%) Windows Server
6 2 (2.25%) DC/OS
6 2 (2.25%) Mesosphere
6 2 (2.25%) VMS
7 1 (1.12%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.12%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (59.55%) DevOps
2 44 (49.44%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (22.47%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (17.98%) Continuous Deployment
5 14 (15.73%) Open Source
6 13 (14.61%) Configuration Management
7 9 (10.11%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (7.87%) BDD
8 7 (7.87%) Continuous Delivery
8 7 (7.87%) High Availability
8 7 (7.87%) Microservices
8 7 (7.87%) Scrum
8 7 (7.87%) Technical Architecture
9 6 (6.74%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (6.74%) Test Automation
10 5 (5.62%) Identity Access Management
10 5 (5.62%) Software Engineering
11 4 (4.49%) Communications Security
11 4 (4.49%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (4.49%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 19 (21.35%) Python
2 18 (20.22%) C#
2 18 (20.22%) JavaScript
2 18 (20.22%) SQL
3 15 (16.85%) Bash Shell
3 15 (16.85%) Java
3 15 (16.85%) PowerShell
4 12 (13.48%) C++
5 5 (5.62%) C
5 5 (5.62%) Ruby
6 4 (4.49%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (7.87%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.74%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.37%) Degree
4 1 (1.12%) CCNA
4 1 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.12%) MCSA
4 1 (1.12%) MCSE
4 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.25%) GDPR
1 2 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (2.25%) QA
System Software
1 30 (33.71%) Docker
2 6 (6.74%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.25%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.12%) Apache Flume
4 1 (1.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (1.12%) HDFS
4 1 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 28 (31.46%) Ansible
2 26 (29.21%) Kubernetes
3 24 (26.97%) Terraform
4 21 (23.60%) Puppet
5 13 (14.61%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (7.87%) Nagios
7 6 (6.74%) Packer
8 2 (2.25%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (1.12%) Grafana
9 1 (1.12%) Oozie
9 1 (1.12%) Prometheus
9 1 (1.12%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 20 (22.47%) Microsoft
2 13 (14.61%) Google
3 6 (6.74%) New Relic
3 6 (6.74%) Splunk
4 4 (4.49%) Red Hat
5 3 (3.37%) VMware
6 2 (2.25%) Dell
6 2 (2.25%) Oracle
6 2 (2.25%) SAP
7 1 (1.12%) Citrix
7 1 (1.12%) NetApp
7 1 (1.12%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.12%) Talend