Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 89 86
Rank change year-on-year +51 -3 +83
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 186 63 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 5.49% 2.23% 2.49%
As % of the Cloud Services category 30.15% 27.39% 30.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 44 82
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £404 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -23.10% +31.25%
10th Percentile £325 £291 £314
90th Percentile £552 £525 £925
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £494
% change year-on-year - -13.92% +23.44%
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 617 230 334
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 18.22% 8.16% 8.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 429 154 243
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -2.78% +20.00%
10th Percentile £315 £291 £313
90th Percentile £575 £575 £600
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £430 £460
% change year-on-year -1.16% -6.52% +18.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 5
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.56 £22.75 £12.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.00% +88.02% -
10th Percentile £13.62 £17.85 £10.24
90th Percentile £27.57 £37.40 £16.25
Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £13.50
% change year-on-year +18.03% +12.96% +12.50%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 +57 155 £425 +9.68% 42
Bradford -8 10 £350 -20.00% 10
Wakefield +3 5 £588 +95.83% 2
Halifax - 3 £456 - 1
Huddersfield - 3 £390 - 1
Pudsey 0 2 £525 +22.09% 3
Batley - 1 £275 -
Microsoft Azure
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 87 (46.77%) Amazon AWS
2 68 (36.56%) Microsoft
3 60 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
4 52 (27.96%) .NET
5 51 (27.42%) DevOps
6 45 (24.19%) C#
7 43 (23.12%) PowerShell
8 36 (19.35%) SQL Server
9 35 (18.82%) Python
9 35 (18.82%) Git (software)
10 34 (18.28%) Docker
11 33 (17.74%) JavaScript
12 31 (16.67%) Microservices
13 28 (15.05%) ASP.NET
14 27 (14.52%) Windows
14 27 (14.52%) TDD
15 26 (13.98%) Linux
15 26 (13.98%) ASP.NET Web API
16 25 (13.44%) PaaS
16 25 (13.44%) Scrum
17 24 (12.90%) Java
17 24 (12.90%) MVC
17 24 (12.90%) Jenkins
18 23 (12.37%) IaaS
18 23 (12.37%) Puppet
18 23 (12.37%) Migration
19 22 (11.83%) HTML
19 22 (11.83%) CSS
19 22 (11.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 20 (10.75%) SQL

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 10 (5.38%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (4.30%) OpenStack
3 7 (3.76%) SharePoint
4 6 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (3.23%) WebSphere
5 5 (2.69%) Confluence
6 4 (2.15%) Apache Pig
6 4 (2.15%) Apache Spark
7 3 (1.61%) Anypoint
7 3 (1.61%) CloudStack
7 3 (1.61%) JBoss
7 3 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.61%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.08%) CMS
8 2 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.54%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 87 (46.77%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (13.44%) PaaS
3 23 (12.37%) IaaS
4 15 (8.06%) SaaS
5 14 (7.53%) Office 365
6 9 (4.84%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (4.30%) AWS CloudFormation
7 8 (4.30%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (3.23%) npm
9 4 (2.15%) Boomi
10 3 (1.61%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (1.61%) Serverless
11 2 (1.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (1.08%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (1.08%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (1.08%) Slack
12 1 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.54%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.54%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.68%) Firewall
2 12 (6.45%) VPN
3 8 (4.30%) WAN
4 7 (3.76%) LAN
4 7 (3.76%) MPLS
5 6 (3.23%) Wireless
6 4 (2.15%) DNS
6 4 (2.15%) SAN
7 3 (1.61%) NAS
8 2 (1.08%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.08%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (0.54%) Cisco Firepower
9 1 (0.54%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (0.54%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.54%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.54%) Network Security
9 1 (0.54%) S/MIME
9 1 (0.54%) Skype
9 1 (0.54%) SNMP
9 1 (0.54%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 16 (8.60%) Big Data
3 15 (8.06%) Hadoop
4 12 (6.45%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (3.23%) Apache Hive
5 6 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.61%) Amazon Aurora
6 3 (1.61%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.61%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.08%) Power BI
8 1 (0.54%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.54%) OLTP
8 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.54%) Redis
8 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 35 (18.82%) Git (software)
2 24 (12.90%) Jenkins
3 20 (10.75%) Octopus Deploy
4 19 (10.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (8.60%) TeamCity
6 10 (5.38%) Subversion
7 8 (4.30%) JIRA
7 8 (4.30%) Psake
7 8 (4.30%) Visual Studio Team System
8 7 (3.76%) Bitbucket
9 6 (3.23%) Cucumber
9 6 (3.23%) JMeter
9 6 (3.23%) MSTest
9 6 (3.23%) NUnit
9 6 (3.23%) webpack
10 4 (2.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (2.15%) Visual Studio
11 3 (1.61%) Selenium
12 2 (1.08%) Maven
12 2 (1.08%) Mercurial
General
1 14 (7.53%) Finance
2 7 (3.76%) Retail
3 4 (2.15%) Spanish Language
4 3 (1.61%) Banking
4 3 (1.61%) Marketing
5 2 (1.08%) Automotive
6 1 (0.54%) Back Office
6 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.54%) Law
Job Titles
1 52 (27.96%) Developer
2 37 (19.89%) DevOps Engineer
3 27 (14.52%) .NET Developer
4 26 (13.98%) Azure Engineer
5 22 (11.83%) C# Developer
6 20 (10.75%) C# .NET Developer
7 18 (9.68%) Architect
8 17 (9.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 16 (8.60%) Cloud Engineer
10 13 (6.99%) Senior Developer
11 12 (6.45%) Senior .NET Developer
12 11 (5.91%) Senior C# .NET Developer
12 11 (5.91%) Senior C# Developer
13 10 (5.38%) Azure DevOps
13 10 (5.38%) Linux Engineer
13 10 (5.38%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
14 9 (4.84%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 9 (4.84%) Python Developer
15 7 (3.76%) ASP.NET Developer
15 7 (3.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (27.96%) .NET
2 28 (15.05%) ASP.NET
3 26 (13.98%) ASP.NET Web API
4 22 (11.83%) CSS
4 22 (11.83%) HTML
5 19 (10.22%) ASP.NET MVC
6 18 (9.68%) Web Services
7 17 (9.14%) .NET Core
7 17 (9.14%) AngularJS
8 14 (7.53%) CSS3
8 14 (7.53%) Vue.js
9 13 (6.99%) HTML5
10 12 (6.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 11 (5.91%) Node.js
12 10 (5.38%) RESTful
13 9 (4.84%) jQuery
14 8 (4.30%) .NET Framework
14 8 (4.30%) React
15 7 (3.76%) ASP.NET Core
15 7 (3.76%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.45%) Public Cloud
2 9 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.76%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (3.23%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.23%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (2.15%) Private Cloud
5 4 (2.15%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.61%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.61%) NHS
7 2 (1.08%) Blog
7 2 (1.08%) Clustering
7 2 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.54%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.54%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.54%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.54%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.54%) PKI
8 1 (0.54%) Replication
8 1 (0.54%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 27 (14.52%) Windows
2 26 (13.98%) Linux
3 14 (7.53%) Windows Server
4 10 (5.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (3.76%) Android
5 7 (3.76%) Apple iOS
6 6 (3.23%) Unix
7 4 (2.15%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.61%) AIX
8 3 (1.61%) CentOS
8 3 (1.61%) Solaris
9 2 (1.08%) HPUX
9 2 (1.08%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.54%) Amazon Linux
10 1 (0.54%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (27.42%) DevOps
3 31 (16.67%) Microservices
4 27 (14.52%) TDD
5 25 (13.44%) Scrum
6 24 (12.90%) MVC
7 23 (12.37%) Migration
8 22 (11.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 18 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (6.45%) Configuration Management
10 12 (6.45%) Web Development
11 11 (5.91%) Cybersecurity
12 9 (4.84%) E-Commerce
12 9 (4.84%) Service Delivery
12 9 (4.84%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (4.30%) Analytics
13 8 (4.30%) SOA
14 7 (3.76%) BDD
14 7 (3.76%) Kanban
14 7 (3.76%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 45 (24.19%) C#
2 43 (23.12%) PowerShell
3 35 (18.82%) Python
4 33 (17.74%) JavaScript
5 24 (12.90%) Java
6 20 (10.75%) SQL
7 15 (8.06%) PHP
8 11 (5.91%) Bash Shell
9 9 (4.84%) Ruby
10 8 (4.30%) Go
10 8 (4.30%) Perl
11 7 (3.76%) Shell Script
11 7 (3.76%) TypeScript
12 4 (2.15%) C++
12 4 (2.15%) Kotlin
13 3 (1.61%) Groovy
14 1 (0.54%) Java 8
14 1 (0.54%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.54%) VB
14 1 (0.54%) VB6
Qualifications
1 18 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.30%) BC Cleared
3 7 (3.76%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (3.23%) CCNP
4 6 (3.23%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.69%) CCDE
6 3 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.08%) CCNA
7 2 (1.08%) CISSP
7 2 (1.08%) Degree
7 2 (1.08%) MCSD
7 2 (1.08%) MCSE
8 1 (0.54%) CCIE
8 1 (0.54%) CCSM
8 1 (0.54%) CISM
8 1 (0.54%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.54%) MCSA
8 1 (0.54%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.84%) SLA
2 2 (1.08%) QA
3 1 (0.54%) GDPR
3 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.54%) PMO
System Software
1 34 (18.28%) Docker
2 14 (7.53%) Active Directory
3 12 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.15%) vSphere
5 3 (1.61%) Xen
5 3 (1.61%) XenServer
6 2 (1.08%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.54%) Firmware
7 1 (0.54%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 23 (12.37%) Puppet
2 14 (7.53%) Ansible
3 13 (6.99%) Terraform
4 12 (6.45%) Kubernetes
5 9 (4.84%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (3.76%) Salt
7 6 (3.23%) CA Single Sign-On
7 6 (3.23%) Rancher
8 5 (2.69%) CFEngine
9 3 (1.61%) SCCM
10 2 (1.08%) Cobbler
10 2 (1.08%) Grafana
10 2 (1.08%) Graylog
10 2 (1.08%) Kibana
10 2 (1.08%) Marathon
10 2 (1.08%) Mesos
10 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (1.08%) Prometheus
10 2 (1.08%) SCOM
11 1 (0.54%) vRealize
Vendors
1 68 (36.56%) Microsoft
2 19 (10.22%) VMware
3 13 (6.99%) Google
4 11 (5.91%) Red Hat
5 10 (5.38%) Cisco
6 9 (4.84%) CA
7 8 (4.30%) Oracle
8 7 (3.76%) Xamarin
9 6 (3.23%) Atlassian
9 6 (3.23%) Splunk
10 5 (2.69%) IBM
10 5 (2.69%) Juniper
10 5 (2.69%) Sitecore
11 4 (2.15%) Apigee
11 4 (2.15%) Dell
11 4 (2.15%) F5
11 4 (2.15%) Informatica
11 4 (2.15%) Software AG
11 4 (2.15%) TIBCO
12 3 (1.61%) Veeam