Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 38 129
Rank change year-on-year +2 +91 -52
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 74 67 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 6.91% 6.89% 0.73%
As % of the Cloud Services category 38.14% 55.37% 16.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 50 13
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £375 £410 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.54% +24.24% +5.60%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £275
90th Percentile £550 £509 £500
North East median daily rate £380 £388 £335
% change year-on-year -2.06% +15.67% +7.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - - -
North East median hourly rate - - -

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 194 121 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 18.11% 12.45% 4.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 98 62
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £400 £354 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.07% +1.00% +0.07%
10th Percentile £270 £218 £280
90th Percentile £588 £500 £524
North East median daily rate £400 £345 £375
% change year-on-year +15.94% -8.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £10.00 - £14.60
North East median hourly rate £15.20 - £14.60

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 21 June 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 21 June 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 -1 70 £375 -8.54% 13
Gateshead +1 4 £550 +57.14% 1
Microsoft Azure
North East

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 62 (83.78%) DevOps
2 56 (75.68%) Amazon AWS
3 53 (71.62%) Ansible
4 51 (68.92%) Puppet
5 49 (66.22%) Linux
6 46 (62.16%) Configuration Management
7 44 (59.46%) Open Source
8 42 (56.76%) Agile Software Development
8 42 (56.76%) Windows
9 41 (55.41%) Jenkins
10 38 (51.35%) Java
10 38 (51.35%) Terraform
11 37 (50.00%) Data Centre
11 37 (50.00%) High Availability
12 34 (45.95%) Splunk
12 34 (45.95%) Bash Shell
12 34 (45.95%) Nagios
12 34 (45.95%) New Relic
13 33 (44.59%) Datadog
13 33 (44.59%) Python
13 33 (44.59%) Ruby
14 32 (43.24%) PowerShell
14 32 (43.24%) Perl
14 32 (43.24%) Elastic Stack
15 31 (41.89%) Packer
15 31 (41.89%) C
15 31 (41.89%) C++
15 31 (41.89%) TeamCity
15 31 (41.89%) Test Automation
15 31 (41.89%) BDD

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 4 (5.41%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.05%) NServiceBus
2 3 (4.05%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.35%) Confluence
3 1 (1.35%) JBoss
3 1 (1.35%) nginx
3 1 (1.35%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.35%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.35%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 56 (75.68%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (44.59%) Datadog
3 2 (2.70%) PaaS
3 2 (2.70%) Slack
4 1 (1.35%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.70%) Remote Desktop
1 2 (2.70%) VPN
2 1 (1.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (33.78%) Amazon Redshift
2 2 (2.70%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.35%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 41 (55.41%) Jenkins
2 31 (41.89%) TeamCity
3 13 (17.57%) Git (software)
4 8 (10.81%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (6.76%) JIRA
6 1 (1.35%) GitLab
6 1 (1.35%) Maven
6 1 (1.35%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (1.35%) Selenium
General
1 1 (1.35%) Finance
1 1 (1.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 52 (70.27%) DevOps Engineer
2 12 (16.22%) Developer
3 9 (12.16%) Architect
4 8 (10.81%) Cloud Engineer
5 7 (9.46%) Consultant
6 6 (8.11%) Automation Engineer
6 6 (8.11%) DevOps Consultant
7 5 (6.76%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 5 (6.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) Junior
7 5 (6.76%) Junior DevOps
7 5 (6.76%) Junior DevOps Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) AWS DevOps
8 4 (5.41%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) AWS Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) Open Source Architect
8 4 (5.41%) Open Source Developer
9 3 (4.05%) Azure DevOps
9 3 (4.05%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (4.05%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (43.24%) Elastic Stack
2 10 (13.51%) Software Packaging
3 8 (10.81%) AngularJS
3 8 (10.81%) Node.js
4 7 (9.46%) REST
5 5 (6.76%) .NET
6 4 (5.41%) jQuery
7 3 (4.05%) .NET Framework
7 3 (4.05%) Angular 2
7 3 (4.05%) ASP.NET
8 2 (2.70%) Ajax
8 2 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (2.70%) CSS
8 2 (2.70%) HTML
8 2 (2.70%) React
8 2 (2.70%) RESTful
8 2 (2.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (1.35%) Entity Framework
9 1 (1.35%) LESS
9 1 (1.35%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 37 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 11 (14.86%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.41%) Private Cloud
4 3 (4.05%) User Experience
5 2 (2.70%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.70%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.70%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.35%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.35%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 49 (66.22%) Linux
2 42 (56.76%) Windows
3 5 (6.76%) Unix
4 4 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (4.05%) AIX
5 3 (4.05%) Windows Server
6 2 (2.70%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (83.78%) DevOps
2 46 (62.16%) Configuration Management
3 44 (59.46%) Open Source
4 42 (56.76%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (50.00%) High Availability
6 31 (41.89%) BDD
6 31 (41.89%) Test Automation
7 19 (25.68%) Continuous Improvement
8 15 (20.27%) Technical Architecture
9 8 (10.81%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (10.81%) Software Engineering
10 6 (8.11%) Analytical Thinking
10 6 (8.11%) Continuous Deployment
10 6 (8.11%) Creative Thinking
10 6 (8.11%) Microservices
10 6 (8.11%) TOGAF
11 5 (6.76%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (5.41%) MVC
12 4 (5.41%) Open Source Development
12 4 (5.41%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 38 (51.35%) Java
2 34 (45.95%) Bash Shell
3 33 (44.59%) Python
3 33 (44.59%) Ruby
4 32 (43.24%) Perl
4 32 (43.24%) PowerShell
5 31 (41.89%) C
5 31 (41.89%) C++
6 10 (13.51%) JavaScript
7 6 (8.11%) C#
8 4 (5.41%) TypeScript
9 3 (4.05%) SQL
10 2 (2.70%) PHP
10 2 (2.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (21.62%) Security Cleared
2 14 (18.92%) SC Cleared
3 11 (14.86%) Degree
4 1 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.35%) PMO
1 1 (1.35%) QA
System Software
1 29 (39.19%) Docker
2 4 (5.41%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.35%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 53 (71.62%) Ansible
2 51 (68.92%) Puppet
3 38 (51.35%) Terraform
4 34 (45.95%) Nagios
5 31 (41.89%) Packer
6 26 (35.14%) Kubernetes
7 15 (20.27%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (2.70%) Dollar Universe
9 1 (1.35%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 34 (45.95%) New Relic
1 34 (45.95%) Splunk
2 6 (8.11%) Oracle
3 5 (6.76%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.70%) SAP
4 2 (2.70%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.35%) Axway
5 1 (1.35%) Capita
5 1 (1.35%) HP
5 1 (1.35%) IBM
5 1 (1.35%) Informatica
5 1 (1.35%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.35%) Siebel
5 1 (1.35%) VMware