Period
to 18 September 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 18 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)
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 58 131
Rank change year-on-year +40 +73 -27
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 100 31 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 10.87% 3.40% 1.36%
As % of the Cloud Services category 52.36% 32.63% 18.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 25 30
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £388 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +14.29% +12.00%
10th Percentile £300 £307 £274
90th Percentile £600 £483 £500
North East median daily rate £395 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - - -
North East median hourly rate - - £15.50

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 191 95 184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 20.76% 10.42% 7.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 81 134
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £420 £370 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.51% -7.50% -
10th Percentile £270 £208 £285
90th Percentile £598 £550 £532
North East median daily rate £420 £350 £401
% change year-on-year +20.00% -12.61% -5.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 9
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £13.50 - £28.00
10th Percentile £12.75 - £14.28
90th Percentile £14.25 - £30.60
North East median hourly rate £15.20 - £16.75

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 18 September 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 18 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +39 90 £385 -3.75% 24
Gateshead +2 9 £550 +57.14% 2
Sunderland -1 1 - - 2
Microsoft Azure
North East

For the 6 months to 18 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 77 (77.00%) DevOps
2 59 (59.00%) Amazon AWS
3 57 (57.00%) Ansible
4 53 (53.00%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (53.00%) Linux
5 52 (52.00%) Puppet
6 51 (51.00%) Open Source
7 49 (49.00%) Configuration Management
8 48 (48.00%) Windows
8 48 (48.00%) Java
9 47 (47.00%) Docker
10 46 (46.00%) Jenkins
11 43 (43.00%) Terraform
11 43 (43.00%) Python
12 41 (41.00%) C++
13 40 (40.00%) High Availability
13 40 (40.00%) Bash Shell
13 40 (40.00%) Data Centre
14 38 (38.00%) PowerShell
14 38 (38.00%) Nagios
15 37 (37.00%) Splunk
15 37 (37.00%) Kubernetes
15 37 (37.00%) New Relic
16 35 (35.00%) Datadog
16 35 (35.00%) Elastic Stack
16 35 (35.00%) Ruby
17 34 (34.00%) BDD
17 34 (34.00%) Test Automation
17 34 (34.00%) TeamCity
17 34 (34.00%) C

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 8 (8.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.00%) NServiceBus
3 1 (1.00%) Confluence
3 1 (1.00%) nginx
Business Applications
1 2 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 59 (59.00%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (35.00%) Datadog
3 8 (8.00%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (5.00%) PaaS
5 4 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (3.00%) IaaS
7 2 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (2.00%) Slack
8 1 (1.00%) Boomi
8 1 (1.00%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (1.00%) OpenShift
8 1 (1.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.00%) Remote Desktop
1 2 (2.00%) VPN
2 1 (1.00%) Firewall
2 1 (1.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (28.00%) Amazon Redshift
2 11 (11.00%) MongoDB
3 10 (10.00%) NoSQL
4 6 (6.00%) SQL Server
5 4 (4.00%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (3.00%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (3.00%) MySQL
6 3 (3.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (1.00%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 46 (46.00%) Jenkins
2 34 (34.00%) TeamCity
3 13 (13.00%) Git (software)
4 8 (8.00%) JIRA
5 6 (6.00%) Visual Studio Team System
6 5 (5.00%) GitLab
6 5 (5.00%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (4.00%) Cucumber
7 4 (4.00%) JUnit
7 4 (4.00%) Selenium
7 4 (4.00%) SonarQube
8 3 (3.00%) JMeter
9 1 (1.00%) Maven
9 1 (1.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (5.00%) Finance
2 2 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 59 (59.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 22 (22.00%) Developer
3 12 (12.00%) Architect
4 8 (8.00%) Senior DevOps
5 7 (7.00%) Cloud Engineer
5 7 (7.00%) Open Source Architect
5 7 (7.00%) Open Source Developer
6 6 (6.00%) Automation Engineer
6 6 (6.00%) Junior
6 6 (6.00%) Junior DevOps
6 6 (6.00%) Junior DevOps Engineer
7 5 (5.00%) .NET Developer
7 5 (5.00%) Azure Developer
7 5 (5.00%) Azure DevOps
7 5 (5.00%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 5 (5.00%) Azure Engineer
8 4 (4.00%) AWS Engineer
8 4 (4.00%) C# Developer
8 4 (4.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 4 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (35.00%) Elastic Stack
2 15 (15.00%) Node.js
3 12 (12.00%) HTML
4 11 (11.00%) AngularJS
5 10 (10.00%) REST
6 7 (7.00%) .NET
7 4 (4.00%) ASP.NET
7 4 (4.00%) jQuery
8 3 (3.00%) .NET Framework
8 3 (3.00%) Angular 2
8 3 (3.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (3.00%) CSS
8 3 (3.00%) hapi
8 3 (3.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (2.00%) Ajax
9 2 (2.00%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (2.00%) React
9 2 (2.00%) RESTful
10 1 (1.00%) JSON
10 1 (1.00%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 40 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 8 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.00%) Private Cloud
3 3 (3.00%) User Experience
4 2 (2.00%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.00%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.00%) DataPower
5 1 (1.00%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 53 (53.00%) Linux
2 48 (48.00%) Windows
3 7 (7.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (6.00%) CentOS
5 4 (4.00%) Debian
6 3 (3.00%) AIX
6 3 (3.00%) Unix
7 2 (2.00%) DC/OS
7 2 (2.00%) Mesosphere
7 2 (2.00%) VMS
7 2 (2.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (77.00%) DevOps
2 53 (53.00%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (51.00%) Open Source
4 49 (49.00%) Configuration Management
5 40 (40.00%) High Availability
6 34 (34.00%) BDD
6 34 (34.00%) Test Automation
7 21 (21.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 18 (18.00%) Continuous Deployment
8 18 (18.00%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (16.00%) Technical Architecture
10 11 (11.00%) Software Engineering
11 9 (9.00%) TOGAF
12 8 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
12 8 (8.00%) Scrum
13 7 (7.00%) Microservices
13 7 (7.00%) Open Source Development
14 6 (6.00%) Analytical Thinking
14 6 (6.00%) Continuous Delivery
14 6 (6.00%) Creative Thinking
Programming Languages
1 48 (48.00%) Java
2 43 (43.00%) Python
3 41 (41.00%) C++
4 40 (40.00%) Bash Shell
5 38 (38.00%) PowerShell
6 35 (35.00%) Ruby
7 34 (34.00%) C
7 34 (34.00%) Perl
8 24 (24.00%) JavaScript
9 17 (17.00%) C#
10 15 (15.00%) SQL
11 4 (4.00%) TypeScript
12 2 (2.00%) PHP
12 2 (2.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (16.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (13.00%) SC Cleared
3 11 (11.00%) Degree
4 1 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.00%) GCP
2 1 (1.00%) PMO
System Software
1 47 (47.00%) Docker
2 3 (3.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 57 (57.00%) Ansible
2 52 (52.00%) Puppet
3 43 (43.00%) Terraform
4 38 (38.00%) Nagios
5 37 (37.00%) Kubernetes
6 34 (34.00%) Packer
7 20 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (2.00%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (1.00%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 37 (37.00%) New Relic
1 37 (37.00%) Splunk
2 8 (8.00%) Google
2 8 (8.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.00%) Red Hat
4 4 (4.00%) SAP
5 3 (3.00%) Oracle
6 2 (2.00%) VMware
7 1 (1.00%) Capita
7 1 (1.00%) Dell
7 1 (1.00%) Sitecore