Period
to 19 December 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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 69 51
Rank change year-on-year +42 -18 +70
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 213 95 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 6.15% 3.11% 3.85%
As % of the Cloud Services category 30.65% 21.89% 45.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 75 93
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% -5.00% +19.40%
10th Percentile £338 £321 £325
90th Percentile £555 £600 £588
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -10.53% +5.56% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £35.00 - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.50 - -

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 695 434 289
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 20.06% 14.22% 8.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 318 201
West Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +3.03%
10th Percentile £315 £239 £313
90th Percentile £600 £613 £588
Yorkshire median daily rate £445 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +3.49% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 5
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.56 £12.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.48% -19.35% -34.74%
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.85 £11.70
90th Percentile £35.38 £20.15 £25.20
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.56 £20.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -28.98% +32.26% +29.17%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +35 156 £431 -11.54% 73
Wakefield +13 12 £500 +66.67% 11
Halifax +7 12 £450 -7.69% 2
Bradford -15 5 £463 - 7
Huddersfield - 4 £300 - 8
Pudsey - 2 £525 -
Microsoft Azure
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 107 (50.23%) Amazon AWS
2 68 (31.92%) Microsoft
3 55 (25.82%) Agile Software Development
4 52 (24.41%) Windows
5 47 (22.07%) DevOps
6 41 (19.25%) Active Directory
7 39 (18.31%) .NET
8 37 (17.37%) C#
8 37 (17.37%) SQL
9 35 (16.43%) SQL Server
9 35 (16.43%) PowerShell
10 33 (15.49%) Docker
10 33 (15.49%) Migration
11 30 (14.08%) Linux
11 30 (14.08%) Windows Server
12 28 (13.15%) Firewall
13 27 (12.68%) JavaScript
13 27 (12.68%) Office 365
14 25 (11.74%) Finance
14 25 (11.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 24 (11.27%) Jenkins
16 23 (10.80%) VMware
17 22 (10.33%) TDD
17 22 (10.33%) SharePoint
18 21 (9.86%) Python
19 20 (9.39%) Cisco
20 19 (8.92%) Kubernetes
20 19 (8.92%) AngularJS
21 18 (8.45%) IaaS
21 18 (8.45%) SaaS

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 22 (10.33%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.23%) Skype for Business
3 8 (3.76%) WebSphere
4 7 (3.29%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (2.35%) Confluence
6 4 (1.88%) CloudStack
6 4 (1.88%) JBoss
6 4 (1.88%) OpenStack
6 4 (1.88%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.88%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.41%) Anypoint
7 3 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.41%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.94%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.47%) Apache
9 1 (0.47%) CMS
9 1 (0.47%) IIS
9 1 (0.47%) Kentico
9 1 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 107 (50.23%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (12.68%) Office 365
3 18 (8.45%) IaaS
3 18 (8.45%) SaaS
4 15 (7.04%) PaaS
5 14 (6.57%) Azure Active Directory
5 14 (6.57%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (2.82%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (1.88%) Apigee
7 4 (1.88%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (1.88%) Boomi
7 4 (1.88%) OneDrive
8 3 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.41%) GitHub
8 3 (1.41%) OpenShift
8 3 (1.41%) Serverless
9 2 (0.94%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.94%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.94%) IBM Cloud
9 2 (0.94%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 28 (13.15%) Firewall
2 15 (7.04%) DNS
3 10 (4.69%) Skype
3 10 (4.69%) VPN
3 10 (4.69%) WAN
4 9 (4.23%) BGP
4 9 (4.23%) Cisco IOS
4 9 (4.23%) NX-OS
4 9 (4.23%) OSPF
5 8 (3.76%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (3.76%) Intrusion Detection
6 7 (3.29%) MPLS
7 6 (2.82%) LAN
7 6 (2.82%) VoIP
7 6 (2.82%) VPLS
8 5 (2.35%) DHCP
9 4 (1.88%) SAN
9 4 (1.88%) WLAN
10 2 (0.94%) Internet
10 2 (0.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (16.43%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.23%) Azure SQL Database
2 9 (4.23%) Power BI
3 7 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (3.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (2.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (2.35%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.88%) Amazon Aurora
6 4 (1.88%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.88%) Data Lake
6 4 (1.88%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.41%) Big Data
8 2 (0.94%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.94%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.47%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.47%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 24 (11.27%) Jenkins
2 15 (7.04%) Git (software)
3 12 (5.63%) JIRA
3 12 (5.63%) Octopus Deploy
4 7 (3.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (3.29%) TeamCity
5 5 (2.35%) Bitbucket
6 4 (1.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (1.88%) Maven
6 4 (1.88%) SonarQube
6 4 (1.88%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (1.41%) Artifactory
7 3 (1.41%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.41%) Gatling
7 3 (1.41%) GitLab
7 3 (1.41%) JMeter
7 3 (1.41%) NeoLoad
7 3 (1.41%) Selenium
7 3 (1.41%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (0.94%) Vagrant
General
1 25 (11.74%) Finance
2 14 (6.57%) Retail
3 3 (1.41%) Banking
3 3 (1.41%) Games
4 2 (0.94%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.47%) Advertising
5 1 (0.47%) Back Office
5 1 (0.47%) Law
5 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 52 (24.41%) Developer
2 31 (14.55%) DevOps Engineer
3 23 (10.80%) Azure Engineer
4 20 (9.39%) Architect
5 18 (8.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 15 (7.04%) .NET Developer
6 15 (7.04%) Cloud Engineer
7 14 (6.57%) C# Developer
8 12 (5.63%) Azure Developer
9 10 (4.69%) Consultant
10 9 (4.23%) Azure DevOps
10 9 (4.23%) C# .NET Developer
11 8 (3.76%) Platform Engineer
11 8 (3.76%) Senior Developer
11 8 (3.76%) Windows Engineer
12 7 (3.29%) Active Directory Engineer
12 7 (3.29%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 6 (2.82%) AWS DevOps
13 6 (2.82%) Head of Development
13 6 (2.82%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (18.31%) .NET
2 19 (8.92%) AngularJS
3 17 (7.98%) HTML
4 16 (7.51%) CSS
5 15 (7.04%) HTML5
6 14 (6.57%) CSS3
7 12 (5.63%) ASP.NET
7 12 (5.63%) ASP.NET Web API
8 11 (5.16%) Kafka
9 9 (4.23%) .NET Core
9 9 (4.23%) Node.js
9 9 (4.23%) Web Services
9 9 (4.23%) XML
10 8 (3.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 7 (3.29%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (2.82%) jQuery
12 6 (2.82%) REST
13 5 (2.35%) JSON
13 5 (2.35%) Vue.js
14 4 (1.88%) React
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.63%) Data Centre
2 11 (5.16%) Hybrid Cloud
3 8 (3.76%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (3.76%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (3.76%) User Experience
4 7 (3.29%) Private Cloud
5 6 (2.82%) Public Cloud
6 5 (2.35%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.35%) PKI
7 4 (1.88%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.94%) CMDB
8 2 (0.94%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.47%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.47%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.47%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.47%) Taxonomies
9 1 (0.47%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 52 (24.41%) Windows
2 30 (14.08%) Linux
2 30 (14.08%) Windows Server
3 10 (4.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (3.76%) Windows 10
5 6 (2.82%) Windows 7
6 5 (2.35%) Unix
7 4 (1.88%) AIX
7 4 (1.88%) Solaris
8 3 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.94%) CentOS
9 2 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.47%) Amazon Linux
10 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.47%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (25.82%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (22.07%) DevOps
3 33 (15.49%) Migration
4 25 (11.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 22 (10.33%) TDD
6 18 (8.45%) Scrum
7 16 (7.51%) Configuration Management
7 16 (7.51%) Microservices
8 15 (7.04%) BDD
8 15 (7.04%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (6.57%) E-Commerce
10 13 (6.10%) Analytics
10 13 (6.10%) MVC
10 13 (6.10%) Web Development
11 12 (5.63%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (5.63%) ITIL
12 11 (5.16%) Continuous Delivery
13 10 (4.69%) Deployment Automation
13 10 (4.69%) Stakeholder Management
14 9 (4.23%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 37 (17.37%) C#
1 37 (17.37%) SQL
2 35 (16.43%) PowerShell
3 27 (12.68%) JavaScript
4 21 (9.86%) Python
5 16 (7.51%) Java
6 9 (4.23%) Shell Script
7 8 (3.76%) Bash Shell
8 7 (3.29%) C++
8 7 (3.29%) Ruby
9 6 (2.82%) T-SQL
10 5 (2.35%) Perl
10 5 (2.35%) PHP
11 4 (1.88%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.94%) Go
12 2 (0.94%) Java 8
12 2 (0.94%) VB
13 1 (0.47%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.47%) VB6
13 1 (0.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (5.16%) Cisco Certification
1 11 (5.16%) Security Cleared
2 10 (4.69%) CCNP
3 8 (3.76%) SC Cleared
4 7 (3.29%) CCIE
5 5 (2.35%) MCSE
5 5 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.41%) CISSP
6 3 (1.41%) MCP
6 3 (1.41%) MCSA
7 2 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.94%) CISM
7 2 (0.94%) Degree
7 2 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.94%) MCSD
7 2 (0.94%) VCP6
7 2 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.47%) CCSA
8 1 (0.47%) CCSE
8 1 (0.47%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.94%) QA
3 1 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.47%) GDPR
3 1 (0.47%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (19.25%) Active Directory
2 33 (15.49%) Docker
3 15 (7.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.82%) Xen
5 4 (1.88%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (1.88%) vSphere
5 4 (1.88%) XenServer
6 3 (1.41%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.94%) Firmware
8 1 (0.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (8.92%) Kubernetes
2 17 (7.98%) Puppet
3 15 (7.04%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (5.16%) Terraform
5 9 (4.23%) Ansible
6 8 (3.76%) Rancher
7 5 (2.35%) SCCM
8 4 (1.88%) Grafana
9 3 (1.41%) Cobbler
9 3 (1.41%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.94%) Graphite
10 2 (0.94%) Graylog
10 2 (0.94%) Kibana
10 2 (0.94%) Mesos
10 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.94%) Nagios
10 2 (0.94%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.47%) QRadar
11 1 (0.47%) vCenter Server
11 1 (0.47%) vRealize
Vendors
1 68 (31.92%) Microsoft
2 23 (10.80%) VMware
3 20 (9.39%) Cisco
4 12 (5.63%) CheckPoint
5 11 (5.16%) Google
6 10 (4.69%) Oracle
7 8 (3.76%) Red Hat
8 7 (3.29%) Atlassian
9 6 (2.82%) Dell
10 5 (2.35%) IBM
11 4 (1.88%) Informatica
11 4 (1.88%) Software AG
11 4 (1.88%) Splunk
11 4 (1.88%) TIBCO
12 3 (1.41%) Citrix
12 3 (1.41%) F5
12 3 (1.41%) IronPort
13 2 (0.94%) CA
13 2 (0.94%) McAfee
13 2 (0.94%) NetApp