Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 56 100
Rank change year-on-year +6 +44 +40
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 143 106 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 4.40% 3.54% 1.96%
As % of the Cloud Services category 28.77% 41.25% 28.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 71 56
West Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +28.57% -13.74%
10th Percentile £338 £313 £306
90th Percentile £600 £575 £588
Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £428 £384
% change year-on-year +5.26% +11.40% -4.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate £42.50 - -

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 497 257 280
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 15.29% 8.59% 6.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 167 181
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% -1.18% +13.33%
10th Percentile £264 £313 £308
90th Percentile £612 £575 £588
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £418
% change year-on-year - +1.80% +11.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £15.50 £19.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.58% -21.02% -
10th Percentile £10.80 £11.05 £12.51
90th Percentile £13.60 £15.75 £140.13
Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.25 £15.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year +17.74% -12.68% -

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 +26 131 £450 -5.26% 50
Halifax - 4 £438 -
Bradford -16 2 £400 +9.59% 8
Wakefield -8 1 £413 +50.00% 3
Microsoft Azure
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 77 (53.85%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (32.87%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (30.77%) IaaS
4 43 (30.07%) Microsoft
5 42 (29.37%) DevOps
6 32 (22.38%) SaaS
6 32 (22.38%) PaaS
7 30 (20.98%) Git (software)
8 29 (20.28%) .NET
9 27 (18.88%) C#
10 25 (17.48%) Java
11 24 (16.78%) Web Services
12 23 (16.08%) Jenkins
13 20 (13.99%) SQL
13 20 (13.99%) Puppet
14 19 (13.29%) Linux
14 19 (13.29%) Docker
15 18 (12.59%) Scrum
16 16 (11.19%) Configuration Management
16 16 (11.19%) Software Engineering
16 16 (11.19%) Microservices
17 14 (9.79%) Ansible
17 14 (9.79%) Red Hat
17 14 (9.79%) VMware
17 14 (9.79%) Python
17 14 (9.79%) SQL Server
17 14 (9.79%) DNS
18 13 (9.09%) Windows
19 12 (8.39%) Data Centre
19 12 (8.39%) Octopus Deploy

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 11 (7.69%) Cloud Foundry
2 7 (4.90%) Confluence
3 6 (4.20%) OpenStack
4 5 (3.50%) CloudStack
5 4 (2.80%) MS Exchange
6 3 (2.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (1.40%) CMS
7 2 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.40%) EPiServer
7 2 (1.40%) IIS
7 2 (1.40%) Kentico
7 2 (1.40%) Mule
7 2 (1.40%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.40%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.40%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.70%) Apache
8 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.70%) nginx
8 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (4.20%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 77 (53.85%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (30.77%) IaaS
3 32 (22.38%) PaaS
3 32 (22.38%) SaaS
4 12 (8.39%) Office 365
5 11 (7.69%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (4.20%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (4.20%) OpenShift
7 4 (2.80%) GitHub
7 4 (2.80%) Heroku
8 3 (2.10%) CloudBees
9 2 (1.40%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.70%) Dropbox
10 1 (0.70%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.70%) Google Compute Engine
10 1 (0.70%) Slack
10 1 (0.70%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.79%) DNS
2 10 (6.99%) Firewall
3 5 (3.50%) SAN
4 4 (2.80%) HTTP
5 3 (2.10%) LAN
5 3 (2.10%) NAS
5 3 (2.10%) VPN
5 3 (2.10%) WAN
6 2 (1.40%) Skype
7 1 (0.70%) DMVPN
7 1 (0.70%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.70%) HSRP
7 1 (0.70%) IPsec
7 1 (0.70%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.70%) MPLS
7 1 (0.70%) PBX
7 1 (0.70%) SNMP
7 1 (0.70%) SSL
7 1 (0.70%) VLAN
7 1 (0.70%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.79%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.80%) Azure SQL Database
2 4 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (2.80%) MongoDB
2 4 (2.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (2.10%) Adabas
3 3 (2.10%) MySQL
3 3 (2.10%) OLAP
3 3 (2.10%) Power BI
4 2 (1.40%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (1.40%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.40%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.40%) OLAP Cube
4 2 (1.40%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.70%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.70%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 30 (20.98%) Git (software)
2 23 (16.08%) Jenkins
3 12 (8.39%) Octopus Deploy
3 12 (8.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (7.69%) TeamCity
5 9 (6.29%) JIRA
6 6 (4.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (3.50%) SonarQube
7 5 (3.50%) Visual Studio
8 4 (2.80%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (2.10%) MSTest
9 3 (2.10%) NUnit
9 3 (2.10%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (2.10%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 2 (1.40%) GoCD
10 2 (1.40%) Karma Test Runner
10 2 (1.40%) Psake
10 2 (1.40%) Subversion
10 2 (1.40%) Travis CI
10 2 (1.40%) webpack
General
1 12 (8.39%) Finance
2 5 (3.50%) Banking
2 5 (3.50%) Retail Banking
3 1 (0.70%) Billing
3 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (20.28%) Architect
2 18 (12.59%) Developer
3 14 (9.79%) DevOps Engineer
4 13 (9.09%) Azure Architect
5 12 (8.39%) Cloud Architect
6 10 (6.99%) .NET Developer
6 10 (6.99%) Analyst
7 9 (6.29%) Azure Engineer
7 9 (6.29%) Systems Engineer
8 8 (5.59%) Business Analyst
8 8 (5.59%) C# .NET Developer
8 8 (5.59%) C# Developer
8 8 (5.59%) Linux Engineer
8 8 (5.59%) Product Manager
9 7 (4.90%) ASP.NET Developer
9 7 (4.90%) Azure DevOps
9 7 (4.90%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 6 (4.20%) Cloud Engineer
10 6 (4.20%) Technical Analyst
10 6 (4.20%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (20.28%) .NET
2 24 (16.78%) Web Services
3 12 (8.39%) ASP.NET
4 8 (5.59%) JSON
4 8 (5.59%) Node.js
4 8 (5.59%) WCF
5 7 (4.90%) .NET Framework
5 7 (4.90%) AngularJS
5 7 (4.90%) HTML
6 6 (4.20%) ASP.NET Web API
6 6 (4.20%) CSS
6 6 (4.20%) RESTful
6 6 (4.20%) SOAP
7 5 (3.50%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (3.50%) Spring
7 5 (3.50%) Vue (Vue.js)
7 5 (3.50%) XML
8 4 (2.80%) SAML
9 3 (2.10%) DAO
9 3 (2.10%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.39%) Data Centre
2 11 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (6.99%) Mobile App
4 7 (4.90%) Clustering
5 6 (4.20%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (4.20%) Public Cloud
6 5 (3.50%) Cloud Native
7 4 (2.80%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (2.80%) Private Cloud
8 3 (2.10%) User Experience
9 2 (1.40%) PKI
10 1 (0.70%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.70%) Life Science
10 1 (0.70%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.70%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 19 (13.29%) Linux
2 13 (9.09%) Windows
3 9 (6.29%) Windows Server
4 8 (5.59%) Android
4 8 (5.59%) Apple iOS
5 6 (4.20%) CentOS
5 6 (4.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (4.20%) Unix
6 3 (2.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.40%) AIX
7 2 (1.40%) Debian
7 2 (1.40%) HPUX
7 2 (1.40%) Solaris
7 2 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.70%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (32.87%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (29.37%) DevOps
3 18 (12.59%) Scrum
4 16 (11.19%) Configuration Management
4 16 (11.19%) Microservices
4 16 (11.19%) Software Engineering
5 12 (8.39%) Disaster Recovery
5 12 (8.39%) ITIL
6 11 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (7.69%) Load Balancing
6 11 (7.69%) TDD
7 10 (6.99%) MVC
8 9 (6.29%) Data Modelling
8 9 (6.29%) Migration
9 8 (5.59%) Test Automation
10 7 (4.90%) BDD
10 7 (4.90%) High Availability
10 7 (4.90%) Kanban
10 7 (4.90%) Release Management
10 7 (4.90%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (18.88%) C#
2 25 (17.48%) Java
3 20 (13.99%) SQL
4 14 (9.79%) Python
5 12 (8.39%) JavaScript
6 11 (7.69%) PHP
6 11 (7.69%) PowerShell
7 8 (5.59%) Ruby
8 7 (4.90%) Bash Shell
8 7 (4.90%) T-SQL
9 6 (4.20%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.40%) C++
10 2 (1.40%) Go
10 2 (1.40%) NATURAL
11 1 (0.70%) Perl
11 1 (0.70%) XAML
Qualifications
1 5 (3.50%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (2.80%) CISM
2 4 (2.80%) CISSP
2 4 (2.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.10%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 3 (2.10%) CCSP
3 3 (2.10%) Degree
3 3 (2.10%) GIAC
3 3 (2.10%) MCSA
3 3 (2.10%) MCSE
4 1 (0.70%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.70%) CCDP
4 1 (0.70%) CCIE
4 1 (0.70%) CCNA
4 1 (0.70%) CCNP
4 1 (0.70%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.70%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.90%) QA
2 6 (4.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (3.50%) SLA
4 4 (2.80%) GCP
5 3 (2.10%) GDPR
5 3 (2.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (1.40%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (1.40%) PMO
System Software
1 19 (13.29%) Docker
2 12 (8.39%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (1.40%) vSphere
6 1 (0.70%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.70%) KVM
6 1 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.70%) Xen
6 1 (0.70%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 20 (13.99%) Puppet
2 14 (9.79%) Ansible
3 12 (8.39%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (4.90%) Nagios
5 6 (4.20%) Marathon
5 6 (4.20%) Mesos
5 6 (4.20%) Salt
6 5 (3.50%) Kubernetes
6 5 (3.50%) Terraform
7 4 (2.80%) Graphite
7 4 (2.80%) Opsview
8 3 (2.10%) SCCM
9 2 (1.40%) Cobbler
9 2 (1.40%) WSUS
10 1 (0.70%) CFEngine
10 1 (0.70%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.70%) Rancher
10 1 (0.70%) WMI
Vendors
1 43 (30.07%) Microsoft
2 14 (9.79%) Red Hat
2 14 (9.79%) VMware
3 10 (6.99%) Xamarin
4 7 (4.90%) F5
4 7 (4.90%) Google
5 5 (3.50%) Brocade
5 5 (3.50%) Oracle
5 5 (3.50%) Splunk
6 4 (2.80%) SaltStack
7 3 (2.10%) CheckPoint
7 3 (2.10%) Cisco
7 3 (2.10%) Citrix
7 3 (2.10%) MuleSoft
7 3 (2.10%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.70%) Blue Coat
8 1 (0.70%) Dell
8 1 (0.70%) IBM
8 1 (0.70%) Juniper
8 1 (0.70%) Sitecore