Period
to 17 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West 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 17 October 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 > West Yorkshire
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 101 63
Rank change year-on-year +60 -38 +88
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 185 56 134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 5.39% 1.91% 3.53%
As % of the Cloud Services category 28.95% 18.24% 38.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 45 108
West Yorkshire median daily rate £415 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.63% -5.00% +29.03%
10th Percentile £323 £325 £329
90th Percentile £538 £553 £925
Yorkshire median daily rate £411 £430 £438
% change year-on-year -4.36% -1.71% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.25 - -

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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 639 307 350
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 18.60% 10.48% 9.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 446 222 257
West Yorkshire median daily rate £441 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.86% -2.78% +12.50%
10th Percentile £317 £258 £313
90th Percentile £588 £606 £613
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £430 £450
% change year-on-year -1.16% -4.44% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 4
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.56 £20.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.98% +36.67% -36.84%
10th Percentile £13.62 £17.65 £11.28
90th Percentile £27.57 £24.75 £26.78
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.78 £20.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -27.90% +32.26% -13.29%

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

Job postings citing Microsoft Azure as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Azure in West Yorkshire

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Azure in West Yorkshire

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in West Yorkshire

Microsoft Azure
Contract Job Locations in West 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 West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 17 October 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
Leeds +51 142 £425 -10.53% 63
Halifax - 7 £375 - 3
Wakefield +4 6 £475 +58.33% 7
Bradford -10 6 £350 +12.00% 15
Huddersfield - 4 £358 - 5
Pudsey +6 2 £525 +22.09%
Batley - 1 £275 -
Microsoft Azure
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 91 (49.19%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (33.51%) Microsoft
3 52 (28.11%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (24.86%) .NET
5 41 (22.16%) C#
5 41 (22.16%) PowerShell
6 40 (21.62%) DevOps
7 39 (21.08%) Windows
8 37 (20.00%) SQL Server
9 33 (17.84%) Python
9 33 (17.84%) Docker
10 31 (16.76%) JavaScript
11 30 (16.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 29 (15.68%) TDD
13 27 (14.59%) Scrum
13 27 (14.59%) Git (software)
14 26 (14.05%) Linux
14 26 (14.05%) Active Directory
15 25 (13.51%) Migration
15 25 (13.51%) ASP.NET Web API
15 25 (13.51%) Microservices
15 25 (13.51%) Windows Server
16 24 (12.97%) MVC
16 24 (12.97%) ASP.NET
17 23 (12.43%) SQL
17 23 (12.43%) Jenkins
18 22 (11.89%) Puppet
19 21 (11.35%) VMware
19 21 (11.35%) Finance
19 21 (11.35%) Octopus Deploy

Microsoft Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in West 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 9 (4.86%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (4.32%) OpenStack
2 8 (4.32%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.24%) WebSphere
4 5 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (2.70%) Confluence
5 3 (1.62%) Anypoint
5 3 (1.62%) CloudStack
5 3 (1.62%) JBoss
5 3 (1.62%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (1.62%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.62%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.08%) Apache Pig
6 2 (1.08%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.08%) CMS
6 2 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.54%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.54%) Kentico
7 1 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (2.16%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 91 (49.19%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (9.73%) Office 365
3 15 (8.11%) IaaS
4 14 (7.57%) PaaS
5 12 (6.49%) SaaS
6 10 (5.41%) AWS CloudFormation
7 9 (4.86%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (4.86%) Google Cloud Platform
8 8 (4.32%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (3.24%) npm
10 4 (2.16%) Boomi
11 3 (1.62%) Serverless
12 2 (1.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (1.08%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (1.08%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (1.08%) IBM Cloud
12 2 (1.08%) OpenShift
12 2 (1.08%) Slack
13 1 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
13 1 (0.54%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 17 (9.19%) Firewall
2 8 (4.32%) DNS
3 5 (2.70%) SAN
3 5 (2.70%) VPN
4 4 (2.16%) DHCP
5 3 (1.62%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (1.62%) IPsec
5 3 (1.62%) Skype
6 2 (1.08%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (1.08%) MPLS
6 2 (1.08%) NAS
6 2 (1.08%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.54%) FTP
7 1 (0.54%) HTTP
7 1 (0.54%) Internet
7 1 (0.54%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.54%) LAN
7 1 (0.54%) S/MIME
7 1 (0.54%) SSL
7 1 (0.54%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.03%) Hadoop
2 13 (7.03%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (6.49%) Big Data
4 7 (3.78%) Power BI
5 6 (3.24%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (3.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (3.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (2.70%) Azure SQL Database
6 5 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (2.70%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (2.16%) Apache Hive
8 3 (1.62%) Amazon Aurora
8 3 (1.62%) Data Lake
9 2 (1.08%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.54%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 27 (14.59%) Git (software)
2 23 (12.43%) Jenkins
3 21 (11.35%) Octopus Deploy
4 14 (7.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (5.95%) JIRA
6 10 (5.41%) TeamCity
7 7 (3.78%) Bitbucket
7 7 (3.78%) JMeter
8 6 (3.24%) Cucumber
8 6 (3.24%) MSTest
8 6 (3.24%) NUnit
8 6 (3.24%) Visual Studio Team System
8 6 (3.24%) webpack
9 5 (2.70%) Subversion
10 4 (2.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (1.62%) Selenium
12 2 (1.08%) Mercurial
12 2 (1.08%) Psake
13 1 (0.54%) PHPUnit
13 1 (0.54%) TestNG
General
1 21 (11.35%) Finance
2 8 (4.32%) Retail
3 4 (2.16%) Spanish Language
4 3 (1.62%) Banking
4 3 (1.62%) Games
4 3 (1.62%) Marketing
5 2 (1.08%) Automotive
6 1 (0.54%) Advertising
6 1 (0.54%) Back Office
6 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 56 (30.27%) Developer
2 31 (16.76%) DevOps Engineer
3 27 (14.59%) .NET Developer
4 23 (12.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 22 (11.89%) Azure Engineer
5 22 (11.89%) C# Developer
6 20 (10.81%) C# .NET Developer
7 15 (8.11%) Architect
8 14 (7.57%) Senior Developer
9 13 (7.03%) Cloud Engineer
10 12 (6.49%) Senior .NET Developer
11 11 (5.95%) Senior C# .NET Developer
11 11 (5.95%) Senior C# Developer
12 8 (4.32%) Linux Engineer
12 8 (4.32%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
13 7 (3.78%) ASP.NET Developer
13 7 (3.78%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 7 (3.78%) Python Developer
14 6 (3.24%) Consultant
14 6 (3.24%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (24.86%) .NET
2 25 (13.51%) ASP.NET Web API
3 24 (12.97%) ASP.NET
4 19 (10.27%) AngularJS
4 19 (10.27%) HTML
5 18 (9.73%) ASP.NET MVC
5 18 (9.73%) CSS
6 15 (8.11%) .NET Core
7 14 (7.57%) HTML5
7 14 (7.57%) Vue.js
7 14 (7.57%) Web Services
8 13 (7.03%) CSS3
8 13 (7.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 11 (5.95%) RESTful
10 10 (5.41%) .NET Framework
11 8 (4.32%) ASP.NET Core
12 7 (3.78%) WCF
13 6 (3.24%) Node.js
13 6 (3.24%) RabbitMQ
13 6 (3.24%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.32%) Public Cloud
2 7 (3.78%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (3.24%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (3.24%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.16%) PKI
5 4 (2.16%) Private Cloud
6 3 (1.62%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.62%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.08%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.08%) CMDB
7 2 (1.08%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.08%) User Experience
8 1 (0.54%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.54%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.54%) EPoS
8 1 (0.54%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.54%) NHS
8 1 (0.54%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.54%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 39 (21.08%) Windows
2 26 (14.05%) Linux
3 25 (13.51%) Windows Server
4 9 (4.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (3.78%) Windows 10
6 6 (3.24%) Unix
7 5 (2.70%) Windows 7
7 5 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.62%) AIX
8 3 (1.62%) Solaris
8 3 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.08%) Android
9 2 (1.08%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.08%) CentOS
9 2 (1.08%) HPUX
10 1 (0.54%) Amazon Linux
10 1 (0.54%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (28.11%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (21.62%) DevOps
3 30 (16.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 29 (15.68%) TDD
5 27 (14.59%) Scrum
6 25 (13.51%) Microservices
6 25 (13.51%) Migration
7 24 (12.97%) MVC
8 18 (9.73%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (7.03%) Web Development
10 12 (6.49%) Analytics
10 12 (6.49%) Configuration Management
11 10 (5.41%) Cybersecurity
12 9 (4.86%) BDD
12 9 (4.86%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (4.86%) E-Commerce
12 9 (4.86%) ITIL
12 9 (4.86%) Kanban
12 9 (4.86%) Service Delivery
13 8 (4.32%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (22.16%) C#
1 41 (22.16%) PowerShell
2 33 (17.84%) Python
3 31 (16.76%) JavaScript
4 23 (12.43%) SQL
5 19 (10.27%) Java
6 12 (6.49%) Bash Shell
7 10 (5.41%) Ruby
8 9 (4.86%) PHP
9 8 (4.32%) Perl
9 8 (4.32%) Shell Script
9 8 (4.32%) TypeScript
10 7 (3.78%) Go
11 4 (2.16%) C++
11 4 (2.16%) Kotlin
11 4 (2.16%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.62%) Groovy
13 2 (1.08%) VB
14 1 (0.54%) VB6
14 1 (0.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (6.49%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.24%) BC Cleared
3 5 (2.70%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.62%) MCSE
6 2 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.08%) CCNA
6 2 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.08%) CISSP
6 2 (1.08%) Degree
6 2 (1.08%) MCP
6 2 (1.08%) MCSA
6 2 (1.08%) MCSD
6 2 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.54%) CCSA
7 1 (0.54%) CCSE
7 1 (0.54%) CCSM
7 1 (0.54%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (0.54%) VCP5
7 1 (0.54%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.78%) SLA
2 2 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.54%) QA
System Software
1 33 (17.84%) Docker
2 26 (14.05%) Active Directory
3 16 (8.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.62%) vSphere
4 3 (1.62%) Xen
4 3 (1.62%) XenServer
5 2 (1.08%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (1.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (1.08%) Firmware
5 2 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.54%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 22 (11.89%) Puppet
2 14 (7.57%) Ansible
3 13 (7.03%) Kubernetes
3 13 (7.03%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (5.95%) Terraform
5 6 (3.24%) Rancher
5 6 (3.24%) Salt
6 5 (2.70%) CFEngine
7 4 (2.16%) CA Single Sign-On
7 4 (2.16%) SCCM
8 3 (1.62%) Grafana
8 3 (1.62%) SCOM
9 2 (1.08%) Cobbler
9 2 (1.08%) Graylog
9 2 (1.08%) Kibana
9 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (1.08%) Prometheus
9 2 (1.08%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.54%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 62 (33.51%) Microsoft
2 21 (11.35%) VMware
3 10 (5.41%) Google
4 9 (4.86%) Cisco
4 9 (4.86%) Red Hat
5 8 (4.32%) CA
5 8 (4.32%) Oracle
5 8 (4.32%) Splunk
6 6 (3.24%) Atlassian
7 4 (2.16%) Apigee
7 4 (2.16%) Dell
7 4 (2.16%) IBM
7 4 (2.16%) Informatica
7 4 (2.16%) Software AG
7 4 (2.16%) TIBCO
8 3 (1.62%) Citrix
8 3 (1.62%) F5
8 3 (1.62%) HP
8 3 (1.62%) Veeam
8 3 (1.62%) Xamarin