Period
to 17 June 2019

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 June 2019 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 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 16 42 72
Rank change year-on-year +26 +30 +27
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 224 179 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 7.86% 5.30% 2.81%
As % of the Cloud Services category 31.68% 31.24% 32.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 132 56
West Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +11.84% -5.65%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £293
90th Percentile £606 £562 £550
Yorkshire median daily rate £475 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £35.00 - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate £35.00 £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 707 573 242
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 24.80% 16.95% 8.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 499 397 155
West Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% -1.18%
10th Percentile £275 £313 £291
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 1 4
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £15.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -36.17% +70.29%
10th Percentile £10.75 £15.00 £18.53
90th Percentile £35.00 £15.00 £37.40
Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -31.58% +8.57% +12.90%

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 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in West Yorkshire

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 June 2019. 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 +22 185 £475 +11.76% 43
Bradford 0 15 £330 -5.71% 3
Halifax -3 6 £413 -5.71% 2
Pudsey - 4 - -
Huddersfield +7 3 £406 +1.56% 5
Wakefield -2 1 £350 -5.72% 3
Microsoft Azure
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 June 2019, 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.

1 126 (56.25%) Amazon AWS
2 79 (35.27%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (27.68%) SQL
4 61 (27.23%) Microsoft
5 46 (20.54%) Java
5 46 (20.54%) .NET
6 44 (19.64%) C#
7 40 (17.86%) DevOps
8 34 (15.18%) JavaScript
8 34 (15.18%) Linux
8 34 (15.18%) Migration
8 34 (15.18%) Google
8 34 (15.18%) Kubernetes
9 33 (14.73%) SQL Server
10 32 (14.29%) Active Directory
10 32 (14.29%) Test Automation
11 31 (13.84%) Microservices
11 31 (13.84%) Google Cloud Platform
11 31 (13.84%) Windows
12 29 (12.95%) BDD
13 28 (12.50%) TDD
14 26 (11.61%) Python
14 26 (11.61%) Git (software)
15 24 (10.71%) Docker
15 24 (10.71%) Office 365
15 24 (10.71%) MVC
15 24 (10.71%) Finance
16 23 (10.27%) CSS
16 23 (10.27%) Web Services
16 23 (10.27%) PaaS

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 19 (8.48%) SharePoint
2 12 (5.36%) Confluence
3 10 (4.46%) Apache Spark
3 10 (4.46%) CMS
4 9 (4.02%) SharePoint 2013
5 8 (3.57%) MS Exchange
6 7 (3.13%) Apache ServiceMix
7 6 (2.68%) Skype for Business
8 5 (2.23%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (1.79%) Kentico
10 3 (1.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (1.34%) EPiServer
10 3 (1.34%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.89%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.89%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.89%) IIS
11 2 (0.89%) OpenEdge
12 1 (0.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.45%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.89%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 126 (56.25%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (13.84%) Google Cloud Platform
3 24 (10.71%) Office 365
4 23 (10.27%) PaaS
5 21 (9.38%) IaaS
6 18 (8.04%) Azure Active Directory
7 17 (7.59%) SaaS
8 11 (4.91%) GitHub
9 10 (4.46%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (3.13%) Power Platform
11 6 (2.68%) Azure Data Factory
12 5 (2.23%) OpenShift
13 4 (1.79%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (1.79%) Serverless
14 3 (1.34%) Amazon S3
14 3 (1.34%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 3 (1.34%) Kong
14 3 (1.34%) Microsoft Flow
15 2 (0.89%) Heroku
15 2 (0.89%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.70%) Firewall
1 15 (6.70%) WAN
2 14 (6.25%) LAN
3 13 (5.80%) DNS
4 9 (4.02%) Skype
5 7 (3.13%) DHCP
5 7 (3.13%) VoIP
5 7 (3.13%) WLAN
6 5 (2.23%) Unified Communications
7 4 (1.79%) BGP
7 4 (1.79%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (1.79%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (1.79%) NX-OS
7 4 (1.79%) OSPF
7 4 (1.79%) SAN
7 4 (1.79%) VPN
8 3 (1.34%) FTP
8 3 (1.34%) MPLS
8 3 (1.34%) VPLS
9 2 (0.89%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (14.73%) SQL Server
2 18 (8.04%) MongoDB
3 15 (6.70%) Big Data
3 15 (6.70%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (4.91%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (4.46%) Hadoop
6 9 (4.02%) NoSQL
7 8 (3.57%) Apache Hive
7 8 (3.57%) Impala
7 8 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (3.13%) Snowflake Schema
8 7 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (2.68%) Azure SQL Database
9 6 (2.68%) Data Lake
9 6 (2.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (2.23%) Cosmos DB
10 5 (2.23%) Power BI
11 4 (1.79%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.79%) Relational Database
12 3 (1.34%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 26 (11.61%) Git (software)
2 21 (9.38%) Jenkins
2 21 (9.38%) Mockito
3 13 (5.80%) JIRA
4 12 (5.36%) Maven
5 9 (4.02%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (4.02%) Visual Studio
6 8 (3.57%) Cucumber
7 6 (2.68%) GitLab
8 5 (2.23%) JMeter
8 5 (2.23%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (1.79%) Artifactory
9 4 (1.79%) SoapUI
9 4 (1.79%) SonarQube
9 4 (1.79%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (1.79%) TeamCity
10 3 (1.34%) Gatling
10 3 (1.34%) gulp
10 3 (1.34%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.89%) SpecFlow
General
1 24 (10.71%) Finance
2 10 (4.46%) Advertising
3 5 (2.23%) Local Government
4 4 (1.79%) Retail
5 3 (1.34%) Back Office
5 3 (1.34%) Banking
5 3 (1.34%) Marketing
6 2 (0.89%) Games
6 2 (0.89%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 77 (34.38%) Developer
2 38 (16.96%) Architect
3 24 (10.71%) Java Developer
4 23 (10.27%) .NET Developer
5 17 (7.59%) Cloud Architect
6 14 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
7 13 (5.80%) Analyst
8 12 (5.36%) Security Architect
9 11 (4.91%) Senior Developer
10 10 (4.46%) Azure Developer
10 10 (4.46%) C# Developer
10 10 (4.46%) Data Engineer
11 9 (4.02%) Azure Architect
12 8 (3.57%) AWS Architect
12 8 (3.57%) Big Data Engineer
12 8 (3.57%) C# .NET Developer
12 8 (3.57%) DevOps Engineer
13 6 (2.68%) Systems Engineer
13 6 (2.68%) Test Analyst
14 5 (2.23%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (20.54%) .NET
2 23 (10.27%) CSS
2 23 (10.27%) Web Services
3 21 (9.38%) ActiveMQ
4 20 (8.93%) HTML
5 19 (8.48%) ASP.NET
6 18 (8.04%) JAX-RS
7 15 (6.70%) Kafka
8 14 (6.25%) REST
8 14 (6.25%) Spring
9 13 (5.80%) SOAP
10 11 (4.91%) AngularJS
11 10 (4.46%) .NET Framework
11 10 (4.46%) Hibernate
12 9 (4.02%) .NET Core
12 9 (4.02%) Node.js
13 8 (3.57%) Apache Camel
14 7 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web API
14 7 (3.13%) Express
14 7 (3.13%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
2 12 (5.36%) Public Cloud
3 11 (4.91%) Data Centre
4 8 (3.57%) Hybrid Cloud
4 8 (3.57%) Private Cloud
5 7 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.23%) User Experience
7 4 (1.79%) Cloud Native
7 4 (1.79%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.79%) NHS
7 4 (1.79%) N-Tier
7 4 (1.79%) Smartcard
8 3 (1.34%) Enterprise Cloud
8 3 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.34%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.34%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.89%) Clustering
9 2 (0.89%) iPhone
9 2 (0.89%) Online Games
9 2 (0.89%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 34 (15.18%) Linux
2 31 (13.84%) Windows
3 19 (8.48%) Unix
4 17 (7.59%) Mac OS X
5 10 (4.46%) Windows 10
6 9 (4.02%) Windows Server
7 6 (2.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.79%) CentOS
8 4 (1.79%) Ubuntu
8 4 (1.79%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.89%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.89%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.45%) Android
11 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (35.27%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (17.86%) DevOps
3 34 (15.18%) Migration
4 32 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 31 (13.84%) Microservices
6 29 (12.95%) BDD
7 28 (12.50%) TDD
8 24 (10.71%) MVC
9 21 (9.38%) Web Development
10 19 (8.48%) Pair Programming
11 17 (7.59%) Continuous Deployment
11 17 (7.59%) Responsive Web Design
11 17 (7.59%) Web Design
12 16 (7.14%) ITIL
13 15 (6.70%) Stakeholder Management
14 14 (6.25%) Unit Testing
15 13 (5.80%) Analytics
15 13 (5.80%) Continuous Integration
15 13 (5.80%) Problem-Solving
16 12 (5.36%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 62 (27.68%) SQL
2 46 (20.54%) Java
3 44 (19.64%) C#
4 34 (15.18%) JavaScript
5 26 (11.61%) Python
6 21 (9.38%) Java 8
6 21 (9.38%) PowerShell
7 10 (4.46%) Scala
8 9 (4.02%) PL/SQL
9 8 (3.57%) Bash Shell
10 7 (3.13%) R
10 7 (3.13%) T-SQL
11 5 (2.23%) TypeScript
12 4 (1.79%) PHP
13 3 (1.34%) Ruby
14 2 (0.89%) Go
15 1 (0.45%) Groovy
15 1 (0.45%) Perl
15 1 (0.45%) VB
15 1 (0.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (7.59%) Security Cleared
2 11 (4.91%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (2.23%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (2.23%) CCNP
4 5 (2.23%) CISSP
5 4 (1.79%) CCIE
5 4 (1.79%) CISM
6 3 (1.34%) Degree
6 3 (1.34%) ISEB
6 3 (1.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.89%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.89%) MCSE
7 2 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.45%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.45%) CCNA
8 1 (0.45%) RHCE
8 1 (0.45%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.23%) QA
2 3 (1.34%) Cyber Essentials
2 3 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.89%) GDPR
3 2 (0.89%) WCAG
4 1 (0.45%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.45%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 32 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 24 (10.71%) Docker
3 8 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.45%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.45%) vCloud
5 1 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 34 (15.18%) Kubernetes
2 14 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (5.36%) Puppet
4 9 (4.02%) Ansible
5 8 (3.57%) Terraform
6 6 (2.68%) Jamf Pro
6 6 (2.68%) SCCM
7 5 (2.23%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (1.34%) QRadar
8 3 (1.34%) Rancher
8 3 (1.34%) Salt
8 3 (1.34%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.89%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.45%) CASB
10 1 (0.45%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.45%) SCOM
10 1 (0.45%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.45%) vRealize
Vendors
1 61 (27.23%) Microsoft
2 34 (15.18%) Google
3 17 (7.59%) Splunk
4 11 (4.91%) Cisco
5 10 (4.46%) CheckPoint
5 10 (4.46%) VMware
6 9 (4.02%) NetApp
7 7 (3.13%) ForgeRock
7 7 (3.13%) Tableau
8 6 (2.68%) Dataiku
9 4 (1.79%) EMC
9 4 (1.79%) Xamarin
10 3 (1.34%) Adobe
10 3 (1.34%) ArcSight
10 3 (1.34%) Citrix
10 3 (1.34%) Fortinet
10 3 (1.34%) IBM
10 3 (1.34%) LogRhythm
10 3 (1.34%) McAfee
10 3 (1.34%) SolarWinds