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 3 months to 25 March 2017 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 50 82 104
Rank change year-on-year +32 +22  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 52 28 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 3.81% 1.45% 0.67%
As % of the Cloud Services category 41.60% 22.40% 12.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 22 8
Median daily rate £423 £333 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.06% -18.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £316 £389
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £477 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -57.85% +40.00%  

Microsoft Azure is in the cloud computing skills category. The next 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.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 125 125 93
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 9.16% 6.46% 5.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 85 63
Median daily rate £420 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £13.80 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +189.85% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -12.79% -13.35%  

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire citing Microsoft Azure as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +14 32 £450 +38.46% 27
Bradford - 12 £450 - 3
Wakefield +2 3 £275 -21.42%
Microsoft Azure
Yorkshire

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 54 (50.47%) Microsoft
2 30 (28.04%) Windows
2 30 (28.04%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (22.43%) SQL Server
3 24 (22.43%) Office 365
4 23 (21.50%) Docker
5 22 (20.56%) Active Directory
6 19 (17.76%) DevOps
7 18 (16.82%) PHP
7 18 (16.82%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (15.89%) Windows Server
9 16 (14.95%) Linux
9 16 (14.95%) DNS
10 15 (14.02%) MS Excel
10 15 (14.02%) JavaScript
10 15 (14.02%) VMware
10 15 (14.02%) Git (software)
10 15 (14.02%) Splunk
11 14 (13.08%) Data Centre
11 14 (13.08%) ITIL
12 13 (12.15%) .NET
12 13 (12.15%) Finance
12 13 (12.15%) Load Balancing
13 12 (11.21%) Firewall
13 12 (11.21%) Java
13 12 (11.21%) DHCP
13 12 (11.21%) SQL Server 2014
13 12 (11.21%) GitHub
13 12 (11.21%) Windows Server 2012
14 11 (10.28%) SQL

Microsoft Azure
Top Related 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 10 (9.35%) IIS
2 9 (8.41%) Apache
3 8 (7.48%) WordPress
4 7 (6.54%) SharePoint
4 7 (6.54%) Tomcat
5 6 (5.61%) MS Exchange
6 4 (3.74%) Skype for Business
7 3 (2.80%) Cloud Foundry
7 3 (2.80%) Confluence
7 3 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.87%) CMS
8 2 (1.87%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.87%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.93%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.93%) Mule
9 1 (0.93%) nginx
9 1 (0.93%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.93%) Site Server
Applications
1 15 (14.02%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.67%) MS Office
3 1 (0.93%) MS Project
3 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (6.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.93%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 30 (28.04%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (22.43%) Office 365
3 12 (11.21%) GitHub
4 8 (7.48%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (7.48%) IaaS
4 8 (7.48%) PaaS
5 4 (3.74%) SaaS
6 3 (2.80%) CloudBees
6 3 (2.80%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.93%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (14.95%) DNS
2 12 (11.21%) DHCP
2 12 (11.21%) Firewall
3 8 (7.48%) LAN
4 7 (6.54%) OpenLDAP
5 6 (5.61%) SSL
5 6 (5.61%) TCP/IP
6 5 (4.67%) FTP
6 5 (4.67%) HTTP
6 5 (4.67%) HTTPS
6 5 (4.67%) SMTP
6 5 (4.67%) Telnet
6 5 (4.67%) VPN
7 3 (2.80%) IP Telephony
7 3 (2.80%) MPLS
7 3 (2.80%) SAN
7 3 (2.80%) Skype
7 3 (2.80%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (1.87%) WAN
9 1 (0.93%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (22.43%) SQL Server
2 12 (11.21%) SQL Server 2014
3 9 (8.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (7.48%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (6.54%) Redis
6 6 (5.61%) Azure SQL Database
6 6 (5.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (4.67%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (4.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (2.80%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (1.87%) Big Data
9 2 (1.87%) MySQL
9 2 (1.87%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.93%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.93%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.93%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (14.02%) Git (software)
2 8 (7.48%) Jenkins
3 7 (6.54%) JIRA
3 7 (6.54%) JMeter
3 7 (6.54%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (3.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (3.74%) TeamCity
4 4 (3.74%) Vagrant
5 3 (2.80%) Bitbucket
5 3 (2.80%) SonarQube
5 3 (2.80%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.87%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.93%) Ant
7 1 (0.93%) Hudson
7 1 (0.93%) Maven
7 1 (0.93%) Subversion
7 1 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (12.15%) Finance
2 5 (4.67%) Retail
3 3 (2.80%) Advertising
4 1 (0.93%) Electronics
4 1 (0.93%) Games
4 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.93%) Marketing
4 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (31.78%) Architect
2 20 (18.69%) Developer
3 11 (10.28%) Technical Architect
4 10 (9.35%) Azure Architect
4 10 (9.35%) Solutions Architect
5 8 (7.48%) Consultant
5 8 (7.48%) Infrastructure Architect
6 6 (5.61%) .NET Developer
7 5 (4.67%) Analyst
7 5 (4.67%) Azure Developer
7 5 (4.67%) Cloud Architect
7 5 (4.67%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (4.67%) Implementation Specialist
7 5 (4.67%) Security Consultant
7 5 (4.67%) Windows Engineer
7 5 (4.67%) WordPress Developer
8 4 (3.74%) Azure DevOps
8 4 (3.74%) Azure Engineer
8 4 (3.74%) Cloud Engineer
8 4 (3.74%) Information Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.15%) .NET
2 7 (6.54%) LAPP Stack
3 6 (5.61%) Web Services
4 5 (4.67%) AngularJS
5 4 (3.74%) ASP.NET
5 4 (3.74%) JSON
5 4 (3.74%) REST
5 4 (3.74%) SOAP
6 3 (2.80%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (2.80%) Spring
6 3 (2.80%) Spring Boot
7 2 (1.87%) .NET Core
7 2 (1.87%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (1.87%) Middleware
8 1 (0.93%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.93%) Ajax
8 1 (0.93%) CSS
8 1 (0.93%) CSS3
8 1 (0.93%) Entity Framework
8 1 (0.93%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.08%) Data Centre
2 8 (7.48%) NHS
3 6 (5.61%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.67%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (3.74%) Client/Server
5 4 (3.74%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.80%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.80%) User Experience
7 2 (1.87%) Clustering
7 2 (1.87%) Derivative
7 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Licensing
7 2 (1.87%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.93%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.93%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.93%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.93%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 30 (28.04%) Windows
2 17 (15.89%) Windows Server
3 16 (14.95%) Linux
4 12 (11.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (7.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (5.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (3.74%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.80%) Android
8 3 (2.80%) Windows 10
9 2 (1.87%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.87%) Unix
10 1 (0.93%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.93%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (17.76%) DevOps
2 18 (16.82%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (13.08%) ITIL
4 13 (12.15%) Load Balancing
5 11 (10.28%) Open Source
6 10 (9.35%) MVC
7 9 (8.41%) Migration
7 9 (8.41%) Technical Architecture
8 8 (7.48%) Continuous Delivery
8 8 (7.48%) Project Management
8 8 (7.48%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (6.54%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (6.54%) CRM
9 7 (6.54%) Identity Access Management
9 7 (6.54%) Incident Management
9 7 (6.54%) Performance Testing
10 6 (5.61%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (5.61%) Information Security
11 5 (4.67%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (4.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 18 (16.82%) PHP
2 15 (14.02%) JavaScript
3 12 (11.21%) Java
4 11 (10.28%) SQL
5 10 (9.35%) PowerShell
6 7 (6.54%) C#
7 2 (1.87%) Python
8 1 (0.93%) Ruby
8 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (5.61%) MCSE
1 6 (5.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (3.74%) PCI QSA
2 4 (3.74%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.80%) AWS Certification
3 3 (2.80%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.93%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.67%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.80%) SLA
3 2 (1.87%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.93%) Data Quality
System Software
1 23 (21.50%) Docker
2 22 (20.56%) Active Directory
3 7 (6.54%) Hyper-V
3 7 (6.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.80%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.87%) vSphere
6 1 (0.93%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (8.41%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (8.41%) SCOM
2 7 (6.54%) Nagios
3 6 (5.61%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 6 (5.61%) Puppet
4 5 (4.67%) SCCM
5 3 (2.80%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (1.87%) Ansible
Vendors
1 54 (50.47%) Microsoft
2 15 (14.02%) Splunk
2 15 (14.02%) VMware
3 6 (5.61%) Citrix
4 5 (4.67%) Oracle
4 5 (4.67%) Red Hat
5 4 (3.74%) Dell
6 3 (2.80%) Atlassian
6 3 (2.80%) MuleSoft
7 2 (1.87%) IBM
8 1 (0.93%) Brocade
8 1 (0.93%) Cisco
8 1 (0.93%) CyberArk
8 1 (0.93%) Google
8 1 (0.93%) Imperva
8 1 (0.93%) Qualys
8 1 (0.93%) SAP
8 1 (0.93%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.93%) Sophos
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