Period
to 21 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 55 130
Rank change year-on-year -16 +75 +14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 86 135 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 2.82% 3.78% 1.09%
As % of the Cloud Services category 21.83% 41.54% 20.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 108 25
West Yorkshire median daily rate £475 £519 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.43% +29.69% +23.08%
10th Percentile £325 £337 £305
90th Percentile £600 £925 £590
Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

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 394 325 237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 12.90% 9.09% 5.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 236 147
West Yorkshire median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - +21.43%
10th Percentile £213 £313 £293
90th Percentile £604 £606 £570
Yorkshire median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 1
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.50 £15.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.26% -34.74% -
Yorkshire median hourly rate £21.25 £15.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year +37.10% +29.17% -20.00%

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 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 -3 75 £475 -7.32% 20
Bradford -10 2 - - 8
Wakefield -5 1 £300 +4.35% 2
Pudsey - 1 £430 -
Microsoft Azure
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 30 (34.88%) Microsoft
2 29 (33.72%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (25.58%) SQL
3 22 (25.58%) DevOps
4 19 (22.09%) .NET
4 19 (22.09%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (20.93%) DNS
6 17 (19.77%) PaaS
7 16 (18.60%) Finance
7 16 (18.60%) VMware
8 15 (17.44%) C#
8 15 (17.44%) IaaS
9 14 (16.28%) Git (software)
10 13 (15.12%) Docker
10 13 (15.12%) SaaS
11 12 (13.95%) VMware Infrastructure
11 12 (13.95%) Data Centre
12 11 (12.79%) SQL Server
13 10 (11.63%) ASP.NET
13 10 (11.63%) Windows
13 10 (11.63%) PowerShell
14 9 (10.47%) Team Foundation Server
14 9 (10.47%) Linux
14 9 (10.47%) Java
14 9 (10.47%) Active Directory
14 9 (10.47%) SAML
14 9 (10.47%) Hybrid Cloud
15 8 (9.30%) IT Strategy
15 8 (9.30%) T-SQL
15 8 (9.30%) TOGAF

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 (8.14%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (4.65%) Confluence
2 4 (4.65%) IIS
3 3 (3.49%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.49%) OpenStack
4 2 (2.33%) CloudStack
4 2 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.16%) CMS
5 1 (1.16%) EPiServer
5 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.16%) Kentico
5 1 (1.16%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.16%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 29 (33.72%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (19.77%) PaaS
3 15 (17.44%) IaaS
4 13 (15.12%) SaaS
5 5 (5.81%) Office 365
6 4 (4.65%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (4.65%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (4.65%) Heroku
6 4 (4.65%) OpenShift
7 3 (3.49%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (2.33%) Akamai
8 2 (2.33%) GitHub
9 1 (1.16%) CloudBees
9 1 (1.16%) Slack
9 1 (1.16%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 18 (20.93%) DNS
2 6 (6.98%) Firewall
3 4 (4.65%) HTTP
4 3 (3.49%) SAN
5 2 (2.33%) Internet
5 2 (2.33%) Network Security
6 1 (1.16%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.16%) DMVPN
6 1 (1.16%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (1.16%) HSRP
6 1 (1.16%) IPsec
6 1 (1.16%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.16%) LAN
6 1 (1.16%) MPLS
6 1 (1.16%) PBX
6 1 (1.16%) SSL
6 1 (1.16%) VLAN
6 1 (1.16%) VPLS
6 1 (1.16%) VPN
6 1 (1.16%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.79%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.81%) SQL Server 2016
3 4 (4.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.49%) OLAP
5 2 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (2.33%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (2.33%) Data Mining
5 2 (2.33%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.33%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.33%) OLAP Cube
5 2 (2.33%) Power BI
5 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.16%) DocumentDB
6 1 (1.16%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (1.16%) OLTP
6 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (16.28%) Git (software)
2 9 (10.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (8.14%) Jenkins
4 4 (4.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (3.49%) gulp
5 3 (3.49%) JIRA
5 3 (3.49%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (3.49%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (3.49%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 2 (2.33%) GoCD
6 2 (2.33%) Travis CI
6 2 (2.33%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.16%) SonarQube
7 1 (1.16%) TeamCity
General
1 16 (18.60%) Finance
2 5 (5.81%) Banking
3 3 (3.49%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.16%) Billing
4 1 (1.16%) Front Office
4 1 (1.16%) Games
4 1 (1.16%) Retail
4 1 (1.16%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (27.91%) Architect
2 18 (20.93%) Developer
3 15 (17.44%) .NET Developer
3 15 (17.44%) Azure Architect
4 12 (13.95%) Azure Engineer
5 10 (11.63%) Cloud Architect
6 7 (8.14%) DBA
6 7 (8.14%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (8.14%) SQL DBA
7 6 (6.98%) Azure DevOps
7 6 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.81%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (5.81%) C# Developer
8 5 (5.81%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (5.81%) Performance Tuning DBA
9 4 (4.65%) AWS Engineer
9 4 (4.65%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 4 (4.65%) Linux Engineer
9 4 (4.65%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (4.65%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (22.09%) .NET
2 10 (11.63%) ASP.NET
3 9 (10.47%) SAML
4 4 (4.65%) Web Services
5 3 (3.49%) .NET Core
5 3 (3.49%) .NET Framework
5 3 (3.49%) AngularJS
5 3 (3.49%) WCF
6 2 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (2.33%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (2.33%) CSS
6 2 (2.33%) HTML
6 2 (2.33%) JSON
6 2 (2.33%) Node.js
6 2 (2.33%) OAuth
6 2 (2.33%) REST
7 1 (1.16%) J2EE
7 1 (1.16%) SOAP
7 1 (1.16%) Spring
7 1 (1.16%) Vue (Vue.js)
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.95%) Data Centre
2 9 (10.47%) Hybrid Cloud
3 7 (8.14%) PKI
4 4 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.65%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (3.49%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.33%) Cloud Native
6 2 (2.33%) Online Banking
6 2 (2.33%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.33%) User Experience
7 1 (1.16%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.16%) Clustering
7 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.16%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.16%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.63%) Windows
2 9 (10.47%) Linux
3 7 (8.14%) Windows Server
4 4 (4.65%) CentOS
4 4 (4.65%) Unix
4 4 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.16%) Android
5 1 (1.16%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.16%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (25.58%) DevOps
2 19 (22.09%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (9.30%) IT Strategy
3 8 (9.30%) Software Engineering
3 8 (9.30%) TOGAF
4 7 (8.14%) Capacity Planning
4 7 (8.14%) Configuration Management
4 7 (8.14%) ETL
4 7 (8.14%) Immutable Infrastructure
4 7 (8.14%) Microservices
5 6 (6.98%) ITIL
5 6 (6.98%) Migration
5 6 (6.98%) SDLC
6 5 (5.81%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (5.81%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (5.81%) E-Commerce
6 5 (5.81%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (5.81%) Scrum
7 4 (4.65%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (25.58%) SQL
2 15 (17.44%) C#
3 10 (11.63%) PowerShell
4 9 (10.47%) Java
5 8 (9.30%) T-SQL
6 7 (8.14%) Python
7 6 (6.98%) JavaScript
8 5 (5.81%) Ruby
9 4 (4.65%) Shell Script
10 3 (3.49%) Go
11 2 (2.33%) Bash Shell
11 2 (2.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (5.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (4.65%) MCSA
2 4 (4.65%) MCSE
3 1 (1.16%) AWS Certification
3 1 (1.16%) CCDP
3 1 (1.16%) CCIE
3 1 (1.16%) CCNA
3 1 (1.16%) CCNP
3 1 (1.16%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (1.16%) CISM
3 1 (1.16%) CISSP
3 1 (1.16%) Degree
3 1 (1.16%) MCP
3 1 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.49%) GCP
2 2 (2.33%) PMO
3 1 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 13 (15.12%) Docker
2 12 (13.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (10.47%) Active Directory
4 5 (5.81%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (8.14%) Nagios
1 7 (8.14%) Puppet
2 6 (6.98%) Ansible
3 5 (5.81%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (4.65%) Graphite
4 4 (4.65%) Opsview
4 4 (4.65%) SCCM
5 2 (2.33%) Kubernetes
5 2 (2.33%) WSUS
6 1 (1.16%) Rancher
6 1 (1.16%) Terraform
Vendors
1 30 (34.88%) Microsoft
2 16 (18.60%) VMware
3 6 (6.98%) Dell
4 5 (5.81%) Cisco
4 5 (5.81%) Red Hat
5 3 (3.49%) SolarWinds
5 3 (3.49%) Splunk
6 2 (2.33%) EMC
6 2 (2.33%) Imperva
6 2 (2.33%) SaltStack
7 1 (1.16%) F5
7 1 (1.16%) Google
7 1 (1.16%) IBM
7 1 (1.16%) MuleSoft
7 1 (1.16%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.16%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.16%) Xamarin