Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 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
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 59 112
Rank change year-on-year +20 +53 +36
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 176 83 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 5.23% 3.01% 1.69%
As % of the Cloud Services category 32.65% 38.43% 23.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 54 53
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £420 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +20.00% -12.50%
10th Percentile £325 £285 £306
90th Percentile £575 £550 £531
Yorkshire median daily rate £438 £425 £394
% change year-on-year +2.94% +7.94% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 539 216 288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 16.02% 7.83% 7.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 137 207
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £325 £285 £313
90th Percentile £588 £564 £593
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 6
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.75 £28.75 £13.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.17% +108.33% -
10th Percentile £11.63 £19.28 £10.42
90th Percentile £14.88 £40.03 £103.63
Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year +18.03% -1.61% -

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 21 May 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 21 May 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 +50 159 £450 - 47
Bradford -11 9 £350 -12.50% 12
Halifax - 4 £438 - 1
Wakefield -1 1 £413 +50.00% 5
Batley - 1 £275 -
Microsoft Azure
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 92 (52.27%) Amazon AWS
2 67 (38.07%) Microsoft
3 58 (32.95%) Agile Software Development
4 52 (29.55%) .NET
5 49 (27.84%) IaaS
6 47 (26.70%) Git (software)
7 43 (24.43%) DevOps
8 42 (23.86%) C#
9 39 (22.16%) PaaS
10 36 (20.45%) SaaS
11 34 (19.32%) Java
12 31 (17.61%) Web Services
13 29 (16.48%) Puppet
14 28 (15.91%) Microservices
15 27 (15.34%) Jenkins
16 26 (14.77%) JavaScript
17 25 (14.20%) SQL Server
17 25 (14.20%) PowerShell
18 24 (13.64%) Python
19 23 (13.07%) ASP.NET
19 23 (13.07%) Scrum
19 23 (13.07%) VMware
20 22 (12.50%) PHP
20 22 (12.50%) Octopus Deploy
21 21 (11.93%) ASP.NET Web API
21 21 (11.93%) Linux
22 20 (11.36%) MVC
22 20 (11.36%) Docker
23 19 (10.80%) Team Foundation Server
24 18 (10.23%) TeamCity

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 7 (3.98%) Elasticsearch
1 7 (3.98%) OpenStack
2 5 (2.84%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.27%) Apache Pig
3 4 (2.27%) Apache Spark
3 4 (2.27%) Cloud Foundry
4 3 (1.70%) CloudStack
4 3 (1.70%) CMS
4 3 (1.70%) Confluence
4 3 (1.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.14%) Apache
5 2 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.14%) Mule
5 2 (1.14%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.14%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.57%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.57%) Kentico
6 1 (0.57%) nginx
6 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.57%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 92 (52.27%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (27.84%) IaaS
3 39 (22.16%) PaaS
4 36 (20.45%) SaaS
5 12 (6.82%) Office 365
6 9 (5.11%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (3.98%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (3.41%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (2.27%) npm
10 2 (1.14%) CloudBees
10 2 (1.14%) GitHub
10 2 (1.14%) OneDrive
10 2 (1.14%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.57%) Dropbox
11 1 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.57%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.52%) Firewall
2 10 (5.68%) WAN
3 9 (5.11%) LAN
3 9 (5.11%) VPN
4 6 (3.41%) MPLS
4 6 (3.41%) Wireless
5 5 (2.84%) NAS
5 5 (2.84%) SAN
6 4 (2.27%) DNS
7 2 (1.14%) Skype
8 1 (0.57%) Network Security
8 1 (0.57%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (0.57%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (14.20%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.39%) Big Data
3 12 (6.82%) Hadoop
4 4 (2.27%) Apache Hive
4 4 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.70%) Adabas
5 3 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.70%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.70%) MySQL
6 2 (1.14%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (1.14%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.14%) Power BI
7 1 (0.57%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.57%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.57%) OLAP
7 1 (0.57%) OLTP
7 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 47 (26.70%) Git (software)
2 27 (15.34%) Jenkins
3 22 (12.50%) Octopus Deploy
4 19 (10.80%) Team Foundation Server
5 18 (10.23%) TeamCity
6 9 (5.11%) Subversion
7 8 (4.55%) MSTest
7 8 (4.55%) NUnit
7 8 (4.55%) Psake
8 6 (3.41%) JIRA
8 6 (3.41%) Visual Studio
8 6 (3.41%) webpack
9 4 (2.27%) Selenium
9 4 (2.27%) SonarQube
9 4 (2.27%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (1.70%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (1.14%) GitLab
11 2 (1.14%) Karma Test Runner
11 2 (1.14%) Mercurial
General
1 12 (6.82%) Finance
2 2 (1.14%) Automotive
2 2 (1.14%) Banking
2 2 (1.14%) Retail Banking
2 2 (1.14%) Spanish Language
3 1 (0.57%) Law
3 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.57%) Marketing
3 1 (0.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 38 (21.59%) Developer
2 26 (14.77%) Architect
3 20 (11.36%) .NET Developer
4 17 (9.66%) DevOps Engineer
5 16 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
5 16 (9.09%) C# Developer
6 14 (7.95%) Azure Engineer
7 11 (6.25%) Analyst
7 11 (6.25%) Applications Architect
7 11 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (5.68%) ASP.NET Developer
8 10 (5.68%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 10 (5.68%) Linux Engineer
9 8 (4.55%) Business Analyst
9 8 (4.55%) Cloud Architect
9 8 (4.55%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (4.55%) Product Manager
9 8 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
9 8 (4.55%) Technical Analyst
9 8 (4.55%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (29.55%) .NET
2 31 (17.61%) Web Services
3 23 (13.07%) ASP.NET
4 21 (11.93%) ASP.NET Web API
5 17 (9.66%) HTML
6 16 (9.09%) CSS
7 15 (8.52%) Node.js
8 12 (6.82%) ASP.NET MVC
8 12 (6.82%) RESTful
9 10 (5.68%) AngularJS
9 10 (5.68%) WCF
10 9 (5.11%) React
11 8 (4.55%) .NET Core
11 8 (4.55%) jQuery
11 8 (4.55%) Vue (Vue.js)
12 7 (3.98%) .NET Framework
12 7 (3.98%) JSON
13 6 (3.41%) CSS3
14 5 (2.84%) HTML5
14 5 (2.84%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.82%) Public Cloud
3 10 (5.68%) Data Centre
4 7 (3.98%) Clustering
4 7 (3.98%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.84%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (2.84%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.70%) Cloud Native
7 2 (1.14%) Blog
7 2 (1.14%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.14%) NHS
7 2 (1.14%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.14%) User Experience
8 1 (0.57%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.57%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.57%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.57%) Life Science
8 1 (0.57%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.57%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 21 (11.93%) Linux
2 16 (9.09%) Windows
3 15 (8.52%) Android
3 15 (8.52%) Apple iOS
4 10 (5.68%) Windows Server
5 7 (3.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.70%) HPUX
7 3 (1.70%) Unix
7 3 (1.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.14%) AIX
8 2 (1.14%) CentOS
8 2 (1.14%) Debian
8 2 (1.14%) Solaris
9 1 (0.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (32.95%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (24.43%) DevOps
3 28 (15.91%) Microservices
4 23 (13.07%) Scrum
5 20 (11.36%) MVC
6 18 (10.23%) TDD
7 17 (9.66%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (9.09%) Migration
9 14 (7.95%) Configuration Management
9 14 (7.95%) Software Engineering
10 13 (7.39%) Data Modelling
11 11 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
11 11 (6.25%) Test Automation
12 10 (5.68%) Co-Creation
12 10 (5.68%) ITIL
13 9 (5.11%) Disaster Recovery
13 9 (5.11%) High Availability
13 9 (5.11%) Release Management
13 9 (5.11%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 42 (23.86%) C#
2 34 (19.32%) Java
3 26 (14.77%) JavaScript
4 25 (14.20%) PowerShell
5 24 (13.64%) Python
6 22 (12.50%) PHP
7 17 (9.66%) SQL
8 8 (4.55%) Bash Shell
9 7 (3.98%) Ruby
10 4 (2.27%) Go
10 4 (2.27%) Perl
10 4 (2.27%) T-SQL
10 4 (2.27%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.14%) Natural
11 2 (1.14%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.57%) Kotlin
12 1 (0.57%) XAML
Qualifications
1 18 (10.23%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (3.98%) BC Cleared
3 7 (3.98%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.84%) CCDE
4 5 (2.84%) CCNP
5 4 (2.27%) CISSP
6 3 (1.70%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 3 (1.70%) CCSP
6 3 (1.70%) CISM
6 3 (1.70%) GIAC
7 2 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.14%) Degree
7 2 (1.14%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (0.57%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (0.57%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.82%) SLA
2 7 (3.98%) QA
3 6 (3.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (2.27%) GDPR
5 3 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (1.14%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (1.14%) GCP
7 1 (0.57%) PMO
System Software
1 20 (11.36%) Docker
2 13 (7.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.68%) Active Directory
4 4 (2.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (1.14%) vSphere
6 1 (0.57%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.57%) KVM
6 1 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.57%) Xen
6 1 (0.57%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 29 (16.48%) Puppet
2 18 (10.23%) Ansible
3 10 (5.68%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (5.68%) Salt
3 10 (5.68%) Terraform
4 7 (3.98%) Marathon
4 7 (3.98%) Mesos
5 6 (3.41%) CA Single Sign-On
6 5 (2.84%) Kubernetes
7 4 (2.27%) CFEngine
8 2 (1.14%) Cobbler
9 1 (0.57%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.57%) SCCM
9 1 (0.57%) SCOM
9 1 (0.57%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.57%) WMI
Vendors
1 67 (38.07%) Microsoft
2 23 (13.07%) VMware
3 16 (9.09%) Xamarin
4 11 (6.25%) Google
4 11 (6.25%) Red Hat
5 7 (3.98%) CA
5 7 (3.98%) Cisco
5 7 (3.98%) F5
6 6 (3.41%) Brocade
6 6 (3.41%) Juniper
7 5 (2.84%) Oracle
7 5 (2.84%) Sitecore
8 4 (2.27%) Citrix
8 4 (2.27%) Splunk
9 3 (1.70%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.14%) MuleSoft
10 2 (1.14%) SaltStack
11 1 (0.57%) Dell
11 1 (0.57%) HP
11 1 (0.57%) SolarWinds