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 27 June 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.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 69 110
Rank change year-on-year -10 +41  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 24 52 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.67% 2.53% 0.33%
As % of the Cloud Services category 28.92% 26.94% 6.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 32 6
Median daily rate £350 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.64% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £325 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £439 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -2.50% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% -  

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 83 193 104
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 5.78% 9.41% 4.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 144 77
Median daily rate £450 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £350 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £612 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £390
% change year-on-year - +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £21.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +75.75% -36.53%  

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 +10 19 £363 -7.99% 19
Bradford -5 2 £313 -39.61% 6
Wakefield -1 1 £300 -
Pudsey - 1 £430 -
Microsoft Azure
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 32 (43.84%) Microsoft
2 20 (27.40%) Windows
3 19 (26.03%) Office 365
4 18 (24.66%) Finance
5 16 (21.92%) .NET
6 14 (19.18%) Docker
6 14 (19.18%) DevOps
6 14 (19.18%) Windows Server
7 13 (17.81%) Git (software)
7 13 (17.81%) Firewall
7 13 (17.81%) VMware
7 13 (17.81%) SQL
7 13 (17.81%) SQL Server
7 13 (17.81%) Active Directory
8 11 (15.07%) Data Centre
9 10 (13.70%) PHP
9 10 (13.70%) Amazon AWS
9 10 (13.70%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (12.33%) GitHub
10 9 (12.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (12.33%) IIS
10 9 (12.33%) DNS
11 8 (10.96%) C#
11 8 (10.96%) ITIL
11 8 (10.96%) WordPress
11 8 (10.96%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (10.96%) PowerShell
12 7 (9.59%) Hyper-V
12 7 (9.59%) SaaS
12 7 (9.59%) Azure SQL Database

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 (12.33%) IIS
2 8 (10.96%) WordPress
3 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.74%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.74%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.37%) Apache
4 1 (1.37%) CMS
4 1 (1.37%) EPiServer
4 1 (1.37%) Mule
4 1 (1.37%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.37%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.37%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.37%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (26.03%) Office 365
2 10 (13.70%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (12.33%) GitHub
4 7 (9.59%) IaaS
4 7 (9.59%) SaaS
5 6 (8.22%) PaaS
6 5 (6.85%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (2.74%) Akamai
7 2 (2.74%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.37%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (17.81%) Firewall
2 9 (12.33%) DNS
3 7 (9.59%) LAN
4 5 (6.85%) SSL
5 4 (5.48%) DHCP
5 4 (5.48%) FTP
5 4 (5.48%) HTTP
5 4 (5.48%) HTTPS
5 4 (5.48%) SMTP
5 4 (5.48%) Telnet
6 3 (4.11%) Network Security
6 3 (4.11%) SAN
6 3 (4.11%) VPN
7 2 (2.74%) Internet
7 2 (2.74%) Skype
7 2 (2.74%) WAN
8 1 (1.37%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.37%) IP Telephony
8 1 (1.37%) MPLS
8 1 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.81%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.59%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (8.22%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (6.85%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.37%) Big Data
5 1 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle8/8i Database
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.37%) Redis
5 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (17.81%) Git (software)
2 6 (8.22%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (2.74%) gulp
3 2 (2.74%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.74%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.37%) Ant
4 1 (1.37%) Hudson
4 1 (1.37%) JIRA
4 1 (1.37%) JMeter
4 1 (1.37%) Maven
4 1 (1.37%) Subversion
4 1 (1.37%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (24.66%) Finance
2 3 (4.11%) Retail
3 2 (2.74%) Banking
4 1 (1.37%) Advertising
4 1 (1.37%) Electronics
4 1 (1.37%) Front Office
4 1 (1.37%) Games
4 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.37%) Marketing
4 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (26.03%) Developer
2 15 (20.55%) Architect
3 9 (12.33%) .NET Developer
4 8 (10.96%) Azure Engineer
5 7 (9.59%) Azure Architect
5 7 (9.59%) Consultant
6 6 (8.22%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (8.22%) Windows Engineer
7 5 (6.85%) Infrastructure Architect
7 5 (6.85%) Security Consultant
7 5 (6.85%) Security Specialist
7 5 (6.85%) WordPress Developer
8 4 (5.48%) Analyst
8 4 (5.48%) Azure DevOps
8 4 (5.48%) Implementation Specialist
8 4 (5.48%) Information Security Consultant
8 4 (5.48%) Information Security Specialist
8 4 (5.48%) Information Specialist
8 4 (5.48%) PCI DSS Consultant
8 4 (5.48%) PCI DSS Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (21.92%) .NET
2 7 (9.59%) ASP.NET
3 3 (4.11%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (4.11%) SAML
4 2 (2.74%) .NET Core
4 2 (2.74%) Web Services
5 1 (1.37%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.37%) CSS
5 1 (1.37%) jQuery
5 1 (1.37%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (1.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.07%) Data Centre
2 6 (8.22%) Hybrid Cloud
2 6 (8.22%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.48%) Client/Server
3 4 (5.48%) NHS
4 3 (4.11%) PKI
5 2 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Licensing
5 2 (2.74%) Online Banking
5 2 (2.74%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.37%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (27.40%) Windows
2 14 (19.18%) Windows Server
3 10 (13.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (12.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (8.22%) Linux
6 5 (6.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (4.11%) Windows 10
8 2 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.74%) Unix
9 1 (1.37%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (19.18%) DevOps
2 8 (10.96%) ITIL
3 7 (9.59%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (9.59%) Project Management
4 6 (8.22%) Continuous Delivery
4 6 (8.22%) Incident Management
4 6 (8.22%) Information Security
4 6 (8.22%) Load Balancing
4 6 (8.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (6.85%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (6.85%) IT Strategy
5 5 (6.85%) Migration
5 5 (6.85%) TOGAF
6 4 (5.48%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (5.48%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (5.48%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (5.48%) CRM
6 4 (5.48%) Data Analysis
6 4 (5.48%) MVC
6 4 (5.48%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 13 (17.81%) SQL
2 10 (13.70%) PHP
3 8 (10.96%) C#
3 8 (10.96%) PowerShell
4 7 (9.59%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.11%) Java
6 2 (2.74%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.37%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.37%) Python
7 1 (1.37%) Ruby
7 1 (1.37%) XAML
Qualifications
1 6 (8.22%) MCSE
1 6 (8.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (5.48%) PCI QSA
3 2 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.37%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.85%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.74%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (19.18%) Docker
2 13 (17.81%) Active Directory
3 8 (10.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (9.59%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (8.22%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (5.48%) SCCM
2 4 (5.48%) SCOM
3 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (4.11%) Puppet
4 2 (2.74%) Ansible
5 1 (1.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.37%) Nagios
Vendors
1 32 (43.84%) Microsoft
2 13 (17.81%) VMware
3 3 (4.11%) Cisco
3 3 (4.11%) Dell
3 3 (4.11%) Imperva
3 3 (4.11%) Oracle
3 3 (4.11%) Splunk
4 2 (2.74%) Citrix
4 2 (2.74%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.37%) CyberArk
5 1 (1.37%) EMC
5 1 (1.37%) Google
5 1 (1.37%) MuleSoft
5 1 (1.37%) Qualys
5 1 (1.37%) SAP
5 1 (1.37%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.37%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.37%) Sophos
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